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Mrs. Arthur Kaimsky, better known in

Franklin as Miss Limbach, this volum e of “T h e Franklinite�





recognition of her sixteen years as a loyal mem ber of the faculty of Franklin School.

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II I T ^ T o p : Mr. Ross, Mr. Stevens, Mr.





H ermann M i d d l e : Mr. King, Mr. Mohor, Mr. Spahn, Mrs. Josephs, Mr. Lauziere, Mr. Confer B ottom :



Miss Limbach,

Hall, Vance, Coufall

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R IC H A R D DA VID B E R L IN Councilor 3, 4; Soccer 4; C a lh o u n Play 4; Class Secretary 3, 4; F ranklin School Aleclal 4.

W h e n lo v e ’s w e ll-tim e d ’tis n o t a fa u lt to love; T h e strong, the brave, the v irtu o u s, and th e wise, S in k in the soft captivity together. — ADDIS ON

’48 P E T E R H. B E R M A N Councilor 3, Eclitor-in-Chief 4, Class President I, 3; Student Council 1, 3, 4; Science Club 3, Presi­ d ent 4; Soccer 3, 4; Charles Weil M edal for History 1; the A braham Zucker Prize for M a th e ­ matics 3; T h e Jo h n Doob C up 3; the A rm and Finkelstein C u p for French 3; Class Prize 3; Franklin School Medal for General Excellence 4; F ranklin School Medal for Excellence in Eng­ lish 4; Franklin School Medal for Excellence in Latin 4; Franklin School Medals 1, 2, 4; Valedic­ torian 4.

A n d still they gazed, a n d still the ivonder grew, T h a t one small head cou ld carry all he knew. — GOLDSM ITH P a c f , 10


M Ii;r O N HO W ARD CHODACK C ' .o u iu 'i l or -1: Ciloc ( M u h

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II h y can I t h e i i ' o r l d h r as c o i i U n i t (is )iie? — CKR V A N lES


ALAN D IA M O N D Councilor 3.

M e n s r e g n u m bona possidet. A n honest heart possesses a k in g d o m . — SENECA

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G E O R G E JAY F I S C H E R Soccer 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Glee Club 1; C h a irm a n of Drives 2, 3, 4; R ed a n d Blue 4; Vice-President of Class 2; Science C lub 3, 4.

A n g l i n g m ay be said to be so like the m a th e m a tic s that it can n e v e r be fu lly learnt. — WALTON




R I C H A R D M A R T I N G A L A IF Councilor 3; Literary Editor 4; Student Council 4; Science Club 3, 4; Class Prize 2; C alhoun Play 4; Franklin School Medal 3, 4; Salutatorian 4.

( h i a n t a m enstar in ipso est. N o n e but h im s e lf can be his parallel. — VIR GIL

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C H A R L E S (). C;E r r i N ( ; K R

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E M A N U E L JACOBS R e d an d Blue 4; Soccer M anager 4; Baseball assistant manager 3, manager 4.

A n two m e n ride o f a horse, one m u s t ride behind. — SHAKESPEARE

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J E R R Y S. J O S E P H

T h e n he will ta lk—g o o d gods h o w he will

M AURICE JU BIL ER Councilor 1, 2; Science Club 2, 3; R e d and Blue 3.

T h o u driftest gently d o w n the tides of sleep. — LONGFELLOW

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J E R O M E B. k .V r Z S o c T c r H. I: H a s c h a l l S, 1; B a s k c l b a l l S, 1.

(U)od-liu))i()r o n ly Still

l e a c l x ' s c l u n D i s l o l ast,

i n a k e s i i e i i ’ c on q i i es L' i <ui(i i i Ki i nt di n. s t h e ( xi sl .

— I’Ol’K


L E O N A R D J. K R E IE L S H E I M E R Councilor 3, Technical Editor 4; Science Club 3, Vice-President 4; R ed an d Blue 4; Baseball 3; Class P ro p h e t 4.

For Science is — like v ir tu e — its ow n e xc e e d in g great reward. — CHAS. KINGSLEY

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ERNEST KUHL Soccer 4; T e n n is 2, 4; Baseball 3; F ra n k lin School M edal 1.

E v e r y m a n is a v o l u m e if y o u k n o w h o w to read him . — CHA XN IN G


Soccer 2, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 4; Glee Club I .

H i s lim bs were cast in mayily m o ld For hardy sports or contest bold. — SCOTT

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M u s i c is ii’cll said io be I he sjx’ecli of angels. — CARI.YI.K


S T E V E N P. L O W E L L Councilor 3, M anaging Editor 4; Science Club 2, 3, 4; T e n n is 2; M anager basketball 4; Class Prize 1; Franklin School Medal 1, 2, 3.

K n o w th e n thyself, p r e s u m e G od to scan; T h e p r o p e r s tu d y of m a n k i n d is man. — POPE

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IR W IN M ARG ULIS Basketball 3, 4; Baseball 4.

M e d i o tu tis s im u s ibis. Safety lies in the m i d d l e course. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; OVID


Soccer 4.

A horse! A horse! M y k i n g d o m fo r a horse. SHAKESPEARE

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( ; ILHER r R ( ) se: n b k r c ; C o u n c i l o r ,1 , S p o r t s E d i t o r 1; S d u l r n l ( ’. o u i u il 2 ; R e t l a n d B l u e o, 1: S o c c c r 2 , o. ( l a p l a i u

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b a l l I, o; C'.a[)tain 1: Cileo C’. lid) 1, C’- lass P r r s i i l c n l

2, 4.

W h e r e is o u r usual mtuuiger of Diirtli? W h a t rexH’ls are i)i ha)i(L^ Is there no p h i \ to ease the a>iguish of a torturi)}g hour? — SllA R E Sl'E A R E


JO SE P H A L L A N R O S E N Z W E IG Councilor 4; Glee Club 3; Baseball 3; Basketball 3, 4.

A little nonsense n o w a nd th e n is relished by the best of m en. — POPE

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L E W IS D O N A L D S T E I N G E S S E R Science C lub 4; Baseball 4; Basketball 3, 4; Library Com m ittee 4, F ra n k lin School M edal 4.

S w ifte r th an the arrow f r o m th e T a r t a r ’s bow. —SHAKESPEARE


ER W IN MARK ST E R N Glee Club 2, 3; Red a n d Blue 2, Assistant Editor 3,

Editor-in-Chiel 4; T e n n is 2; A rt Club 2;

Councilor iMedal 4.






L o o k th e n into thy heart and xvrite. —LONGFELLOW

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H e was )iot m erely a chip oj the old Block H e ivas the old Block hiinselj. — lUiRKK I

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R O G E R H. S P R U N G C ouncilor 3, 4; Glee Club 4; R e d a n d Blue 3, 4; Chess T e a m Captain 4; T e n n is 2, 3, Captain 4; A rt Club 2, 3, 4.

D ie K u n s t ist zwar n ic h t das B r o d , aber der W e i n des Le b e n s. A r t is in d e e d n o t the bread, b u t the loine of life. — J E A N PA U L RICHTER

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Little man, what now l FALLADA

JAM ES H A R O L D S T I L L M A N Councilor 3, Art E ditor 4; Student Council 4; Science Club 3, Secretary 4; Glee Club 2, 4; T e n n is 3; A rt Club 2, 3, President 4; R obe rt Jacobson Medal 3, Franklin School Medal 2, 3, 4; Class Historian 4.

I t â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clever, b u t is it art? -K IPLIN G

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J O H N \ \ ILSON [

( i k ' c C;iul) 1, 2 , -1: B a s e b a l l ,S, -1; L i b r a r y Cloniiniitce 4 .

'rJie t h in g that goes the farthest i)i m a k in g T h a t costs the least and does the most Is just a pleasaiit smile. — NESBIT


LEO NARD B IRN BA UM R ed an d Blue M anaging Editor 4.

I n a certain sense all m e n are historians. — CARLYLE

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Ooininenceinent Exercises Com m encem ent Exercises oL Franklin School were held at the C om m unity Center at 270 W est 89th Street on the evening of Tuesday, Jiuie 8, 1948. HE

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R ic h a rd Galaif delivered the Salutatory address. H e was followed by James Stillman, the Class Historian; Leonard Kreielsheimer, the Class Prophet; and Peter Berman, the Valedictorian. T h e guest sj^eaker of the evening \^’as Dr. Bert james Loewenberg, Professor of History at Sarah Lawrence College. Professor Loewenberg’s interesting address received an enthusiastic welcome. After a short farewell address to the graduates Mr. H all g ranted diplom as to twenty-seven members of the class of 1948. Prizes for scholastic an d athletic achievements were distributed by ]\fr. Berenberg as follows: T h e Franklin School Medal for General Excellence given to that m em ber of the Senior Class who has the best scholastic record d i n in g the four years of the high school course: Awarded to Peter H. Berman T h e Franklin School M edal for Excellence in English: Awarded to Peter H . Berman T h e Franklin School Medal for Excellence in Latin: Awarded to Peter H . Berm an T h e H enry Koplik M edal for Creative W ritin g given annually by Mrs. August V. Lam bert in memory of her nephew, a m em ber of the Class of 1929: Aw arded to Erwin M. Stern T h e Eli Allison C u p for Excellence in Science, g i\e n by the CUass of 1940 in memory of Mr. Eli Allison: Awarded to L eonard Kreielsheimer "Lhe A rm an d Finkelstein C up for Excellence in French, established by his family in memory of Arm and, a m em ber of the C’J ass of 19;50: Awarded to W allace .\ r t lu u ‘ 'Lhe Allen Henry H ym an C^up for Excellence in Athletics, given annually by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hym an in memory of their son: Awarded to Stanley Schneicrson

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I he J o h n Dool) (aip, oIU tccI by (lie (Hass ol !!)!!() in nicnioiy ol a ( hissnialc", given annually to a nicnihcr ol the Srnioi' B (Hass who has clisiinf^inslu'd himself b\' his (haractcr, his scholastic record, and his a(hie\'eniems in extraciirricidar acti\ ities: Awarded to Robert Kosches 1 he I'rederick H hunenthal Prize lor Excellence in Science, oilered by Mrs. (Hara B hn n e iu h a l in memory ol her son, Corp. Fred Rlumenthal: Awarded to Richard Bernstein 1 he A h n n n i (a ip oilered by the .\lnnnii Association to a m em ber ol the Senior C (Hass who has distinguished himsell by his character, his scholastic record, and his achievements in extra-curricular activities: Aw arded to Arnold Lederman The R obe rt Jacobson Prize ior Excellence in History, oftered by Mrs. Julia Jacobson in memory ot her son, l.t. R obe rt Jacobson: .Awarded to Irwin Kahn and A rth u r Lane T h e Charles W'eil Medal, offered by Mr. and Mrs. Irving Weil in memory of their son, given annually to the best student in History in tlie Junior II class: Awarded to J o h n Schwab

CLASS PRIZES Seyiior B .....................................................................................................A r i h u r W i n n S e n i o r C ....................................................................................... A r n o l d J u n i o r I I ........................................

L ederm an

A rth u r

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J u n i o r I ............................................................................................ J u l i u s S p e l l m a n I n t e r m e d i a t e I V .................................................................................... J o s e p h C o h n I n t e r m e d i a t e I I I ..................................................................................R a l p h F e i g i n I n t e r m e d i a t e I I .................................................................................. B a r r y P o g a s h I n t e r m e d i a t e I .......................................................................................D o n a l d L o w

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Franklin School Medals S en io r A

R ic h a rd Berlin Peter H. Berman R ic h a rd Galaif Leonard Kreielsheimer L.ewis Steingesser James StiHman S en io r B

Wallace A rth u r George Beck Irw in Kahn R obe rt Kosches A rth u r Lane R obert H. Levy H e rb e rt Pearlm an B ernard Robbins I'h e o d o re W iener S en io r C

R ichard Bernstein Laurence Caplan Julius Gruff Isaiah H a lp e rn Jay Stevens J u n i o r II

George W^asserstein Jay Joseph Charles T a g e r I n t e r m e d i a t e III

H a ro ld R ichm an Donald Zalkin In te rm ed ia te

H e n ry Bienen J o h n Kirsch

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Franklin Srhool Bannn's I.eonaixi Hinihauin Stcx'cn Lowell A l a n M oscoii M o r t o n Schraclcr

Peter W einberger Edw ard Blickstein Laurence Greenspan Marvin K ornblau W alter T r e n t Ira Scharfer J o h n Schwab Jay Gold Gilbert Alexandre Lucian Lubelski Milton Stark Peter Kautz Alfred Rogers R obe rt Rhodes Gilbert Snyder H ow ard Berman

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Salutatory N BEHALF OF THE class o£ 1948 it is indeed a privilege for me to welcome

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you here tonight. T h is marks the completion ol an im p o rta n t period in

oiu- lives, a n d this event is one which we ot the g rad u a tin g class anticipate will long rem ain in the sentiments of o u r parents, relatives, a n d friends, who arc gathered here w’ith us. Although








com m encem ent

ceremony in preceding years while aw'aiting their turn, the m o m ent at h a n d takes on added fervor as we realize it in its deeper sense. T h e program which you will soon share with us signifies the term ination of otu' high school careers an d the inception of a new an d different life with di\ erging paths for everyone of us. As I continue to greet you, I feel certain that my classmates share with me the m ingled emotions of sadness an d joy w'hich penetrate the g ran d e u r of this evening. T h e occasion is rendered sad because of the realization that we must take leave of the teachers an d friends to whom w'e have become so attached d u rin g our years at Franklin; then too it is joyful with the tho u g h t of ou r having successfully achieved a goal which was set for us a fe^v years ago. It is not my task, however, to elaborate on this point, as it will be later more fully expressed by a fellow-student of mine. In conclusion I should like to say th at we h a \ e p repared a program for you which we trust w’ill be thoroughly enjoyable. I -^vish to thank you for vour most honored presence here an d in the nam e of my class once again bid vou welcome.


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1 hrec \vcc'ks ago \vlun 1 lu'ard tliat (Ito lioiioi- ol l)ciiig (lass liislorian had been heslt)\\c'(l upon nu', 1 at llrsi leli a great ^va^’e ol pleasure swee]) through n\y heart, hut a moment lati'r niy enthusiasm was somewiiat lessened as I realized the hazardous task 1 was about to undertake. Piiutically all historians lake years to stutly their subjects; I hatl only three short weeks. To make m a t­ ters \vorse, the seniors Avere a bit uiuo()])erati\e aboiu giving inlormation to me because ol the excess studying lor final examinations. Alter grueling hours ol labor 1 finally aec|uired enougli data to record a brief history of the class of 1948. O u r present gratfuating class had its beginning when son, captain ol this year's Ijasketball team, found liis way arms in 19‘57. T lie next year M ortim er Stern and fvan class. D u rin g tliose years lile ^vas very difficult indeed. Superm an an d tried to solve the prol)lem of how m uch corn a n d three pounds of lima beans yiefcl.

little Stanley Schneierto F ra n k lin ’s awaiting Levinsohn joined tlie 1 hey struggled with succotash two ears of

D uring the ju n io r years twelve more of the class entered Franklin School. ■\m o n g them were Peter Berman, oiu' valedictorian; Gil Rosenberg, otu' soccer captain; Stanley Lederm an, Steven L.owell, and “ M a n n y ” Jacobs. I ' h e n in the Senior C class eight more yonng hoj^eluls became F'ranklinites, including L eonard Kreielsheimer, class projjhet; R ichard Galaif, our salutatorian; Sheldon Mayer, Erwin Stern, and, of coiu'se, me. By this time the war was on, a n d we all did our share by buying fionds and c ontributing to useful activities. T h e class was com pleted in the last two years, a n d now twenty-eight young m en are looking forward to the future. Soon we fjecame acquainted with our teachers’ personalities an d habits. W e c o u ld n ’t however, discover how Mr. H a l l ’s m arking system worked. A snap of Mr. B erenberg’s fingers sent a chill down oin' spines. It was h a rd for us to make a rejoinder to Mr. K ern’s witty sarcasms. “Doc” Stevens kept us on guard with his detentions an d daily cjuizzes. At 7;45 in the m orn in g Mr. King had his great range of classes in com m ando tactics. But w'e never would want them to change. ■\11 though the school years o u r class has been very active in extra-curricular activities. “T h e Councilor,” o u r school newspaper, has flourished under the auspices of its capable editors. “D oc” Stevens showed the Science Club how to handle the acids w ith o u t leaving their fingers behind. Even d uring classes some

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students surreptitiously sketched diligently in prep a ra tio n for the A rt Club. U n d e r Mrs. Ross’s tutelage, the Glee C lu b ’s voices rang o u t with new vigor. Mr. H all kept encouraging us to contribute to the “R e d a n d Blue,” our school m aga­ zine. T h is year Franklin School an d the C a lh o u n School presented for the stu­ dents a n d public a d ram a in three acts. Also this year there was held a Vocational G uidance assenil)ly at which successful alum ni of the school gave short talks on their respective professions and answered any questions directed to them. We have been very active in sports. I 'h e soccer team has m ade a notable showing ,and the tennis and baseball teams have enviable records. T h is year oiu' basketball team was in excellent form. It triu m p h e d over Collegiate School to win the cham pionship of the M etropolitan Athletic Association of Private Schools. In order to w'in we conquered B a rna rd School, Fieldston School and Lincoln School. T h e star players were from o u r class. T h e y were Stanley Schneierson, Stanley Lederm an, Jerry Katz, M ilton Chodack, Lou Steingesser, Sonny Rosenzweig, and George Fischer. In celebration of the victory the h e a d ­ masters gave the team a father a n d son b a n q u e t a n d presented silver basketballs to all the regulars on the squad. H ow nice it is to look back to pleasant memories of school days: the yawns d u rin g the first period in the m orning; the m a d rush at lu n ch time; the dear old college board examinations. It w’o u ld n ’t be proper, however to end the history at this time, for ou r lives have just begun. These years have been a p rep a ra tio n for o u r future. O u r teachers have done their best; now it is u p to us to be a credit to ourselves, our families, and our school. J.\isrES S t i l l m .\ n

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H ass TroplK^cy I.ADIKS A M ) ( i l - . M I . l M l ' N :


has been the cusloni lor many years lor one nieniber ol (he giachialing

ehiss to k)relell the lu tn re ol his eolieat>nes. By no means is this lask a sini|jle one.

To he (jnalilied as a chiss prophet one nuist be versed in many fields: among

them. Anthropology, Nuelear Physics, Hiology, Zoology, Orbit Determ ination, an d C'-hemical riiermodynamies. In order to rotnul out tiie dilhcult task, a course in Abnorm al Psychology and slander jjroceedings is urged, b u t certainly not ad\ ised. It \vas d u rin g the completion ot these studies that I was I'orced to visit Belle\'ue.

W hile I ^\’as recuperating there, I had the oi^portunity to thum b

through a few old neurological records, a n d m uch to my surprise, I found the names of m any of my old classmates recorded in these old, but never forgotten joiu nals. T h e rem ainder of these remarks is largely based upon the information there obtained. J o h n W ilso.n i, C h a r l e s G e t t i n g e r , a n d M o r t i m e r S t e r n , the famous physi­ cal therapists, liad don a te d |1()0,0()() for the building of a new gymnasium. W ith this ad d e d ecjuipment they hoped to p u t Atlas out of business. Johnny, who is the m agnet of the organization, accounts for his success by the a ttraction of his offers.

As I continued reading, I discovered that R i c h a r d B e r l i n , the prom inent equestrian, ha d suffered a terrible shock. H appy, his wonder horse, ha d passed on; an d R ichard, the papers say, was w ithout words. P e t e r B e r m a n , a physician who is engaged in research on the changes in the tem perature of the h u m a n body, was said to be killing himself by degrees. I v a n L e v i n s o h n , the famous concert pianist, has recently been feeling very ill. In order to cure himself, Ivan sits in front of his pian o and plays no th in g b u t tonic chords. S o n n y R o s e n z w e i g has just aided both m a n k in d an d his b a ld head followers by discovering a form ula that grows hair on a billiard ball. T h e only difficulty, says Sonny, is that it doesn’t grow hair on anything else. M i l t o n C h o d a c k an d J e r r y K a t z , who have just switched to Calvert, usual­

ly begin their sentences with “H e r e ’s H o w !” In the art division of o u r class, J i m m y S t i l l m a n , w h o is now working with Varga, is trying t o persuade his boss that the idea of using a calendar with his pictures is entirely useless. Jimmy, who always was interested in anatomy, brags th a t his pictures, or should I say calendars, are even uncensored in Boston.

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S t e v e L o w e l l a n d R oger S p r u n g ^ o u r t w o y o u n g b a rriste rs w i t h a p e r s i s t e n t thirst, are h a v i n g t r o u b l e p a s s i n g t h e ir bars.

Everybody seems to be p u ttin g his two cents into J e r r y J o s e p h ’s a n d E r n e s t K u h l ’s business. T h is is no cause for dejection, however, as b o th are successful

bankers. L e o n a r d B i r n b a u m a n d R i c h a r d G a l a i f ^ the acclaimed historians, are w orking q uite laboriously on their new novel, “T h e History of H istory.” T h e y say it should be a best seller. T h e s p o r t i n g w o r l d w a s n o t w i t h o u t its r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f F r a n k l i n ’s A l u m n i . S h e l d o n M a y e r h a s r e c e n t l y i n v e s t e d a l o t o f m o n e y i n o r d e r to c o m p l e t e h is e x c l u s i v e b o w l i n g a lle y . h e c a n m a k e a strik e.

S h e l s o o n h o p e s t h a t h e c a n a t t r a c t e n o u g h p e o p l e so B a c k i n g u p S h e l i n h is i n v e s t m e n t is t h e la r g e b a n k i n g

h o u s e o f R o s e n b e r g , J a c o b s , F lscher , M a r g u l is , a n d R


L e w i s S t e i n g e s s e r , who makes a h a b it of getting to the root of things, is a dentist. Lew’s favorite song is, “Irreplaceable You.” Delving into the realm of business a n d finance, I uncovered the following items; E r w i n S t e r n , the prosperous magazine publisher, brags to his public that he is never out of “Vogue” a n d is always in “T i m e .” M a u rice

J u b i l e r , a dealer in precious a n d semi-precious stones, is said

to have a very promising future.

W o rk in g with M aurice is sparkling A l a n

D ia m o n d . S t a n l e y S c h n e i e r s o n a n d S t a n l e y L e d e r m a n , the retired New York G ia nts’ baseball stars, have recently opened up a new bakery shop. T h e i r m o tto dis­ played in every window of their establishm ent merely states, “O u r b a tte r is all m ixed u p .”

W h e n I ha d completed these old records a n d reports, my he a rt was filled with a longing prayer that each m em ber of this g rad u a tin g class would, in his own individual way, a tta in a most happy an d successful futine. L eonard K reielsh eim er

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Valedidorv o M C H i \VK, n i l . graclualing class ol

l!)J8, have assembled heie to bid a

lingering anti hesiiani larewell to our scliool, our teadiers, and many ol o u r Iriends. W'lien \ve entered Franklin several years ago, vve all reali/.ed lhal some tlay in the distant luture we would graduate.

But we never thought that

when the time aelually eame, i)arling would indeed be such sweet sorrow. There are certain moments in life ^^’hen otu' hearts are lilled with both joy ami sailncss. D uring this hoiu' we lind oiuselves in just such a mood.

There is

jo) because we h a \e successtulh completed an im p o rta n t ])criod ol our lives, because ol' the hap))y memories we shall always have ol our pleasant stay here at Franklin, a n d because we are tonight entering a new experience which we hope \vill open many new fields ol knowledge and enjoym ent to us. But there is also sadness because the class of 1948 has come to the end of the road and henceforth ^vill no longer be a reality, a n d because as we descend from the stage tonight, we lea \e b e hind us w’hat will sin'ely have been the most happy and care­ free period of o u r lives. It is my pri\ ilege at this time in behalf of my class to thank the whole faculty of F ranklin for the guidance it has giv'en to us. W e realize now that at times our teachers were forced to overcome our own stiff opposition before they could per­ suade us to work, study a n d learn. W e have learned m uch at Franklin, and we are indeed grateful for the book-knowledge and the knowledge of democratic life w'hich our teachers have bestow’ed on us. \ \ 'e hope that w’e shall make good use of the secure foundation which the faculty has given us a n d th a t someday we shall be worthy of the distinction of coming from such a fine school as Franklin. I also wish to take this opp o rtu n ity in the name of all the boys on this stage to thank the parents for the chance they have given us at Franklin. W e hope that someday they, as well as ou r teachers an d friends whom we leave here to­ night, will be p r o u d of us an d that we shall be able to live u p to the trust which they have p u t in us. A n d so w'ith gratitude for the past a n d anticipation for the future we leave vou tonight, oh Franklin, a n d bid you a sincere an d heartfelt farewell. P e t e r H. B erm a n

P age 33

Last Will and Testament ^Jyjy

THE MEMBERS o t the class of 1948 of F ranklin School, having been

declared sane by an e m inent psychiatrist contrary to the op in io n of some m em bers of the faculty, do proclaim this d o cum ent to be o u r last will a n d testament. W e b e q u e ath o u trig h t all o u r assets listed below to the mem bers of the Senior B class, their assigns an d offspring— provided they are no m ore stupid th an their forbears— the following: 1.

All our chewing gu m sequestered u n d e r our desks d u r in g English classes.

2. All ou r acctmiulation of pert rem arks suitable for use in reply to teachers. 3. All our knowledge p e rtin e n t to the evasion of school rules. 4. All o u r answer books in geometry a n d science. 5. T h e senior swagger. Be it furither understood that having little faith in the present class of 1949, we do hereby a p p o in t as o u r executors the m em bers of the class of 1959, w'ho having posted a b o n d of $50,000 a n d p a id all oiir just bills, shall faithfully exe­ cute the above docum ent w ith o u t favor. Given im der o u r h a n d a n d seal, this 8th day of Ju n e , 1948. G i l b e r t R o s e n b e r g , Presiden t R i c h a r d B e r l i n , Secretary

We, the members of the class of 1959, hereby do affix o u r names as witnesses to the above dociuncnt a n d attest that it was dulv signed w ithout u n d u e influence being b rought to bear by any of the heirs. S h e i l a K i n g , 59 C h a r l e s G o u ) s c h m i d t , 59

P age 34

Annotations o n "

" Ponnd in a Senior’s Text

sliall wc tluce lucc't af>aiii?’' I'wo's a company; ilirc'f’s a ciowd. " Fair is loul, and loui is lair" Report ()1 the weather btueaii lor (he sprins> ol 1918. "()l kerns aiul ga 11()^vl>lasses is supplied." W e still h a \e one. "— M\' gashes cry lor help.” M ortim er Stern alter his light with Wilson. "('.reat happiness!" Belter than "O ut ot this world!” " r^vo thousand dollars to our general use.” Inllation ol the tenth century. "By Sinel's death I know 1 cam T h a n e of Glamis; But ho^^■ ot Ca^\■dor?” Early examjjle ot a talsehood. “Come what come may, T i m e and the h o u r runs through the roughest day.” Good philosophy to remember. “T h e re's no art T o find the m i n d ’s construction in the face.” Look at H a l l ’s face. “ Ic is a b a n q u e t to me.” I wish this were. “Yet I do fear thy n a tu re .” M ight be said of Berenberg. “ I dare do all that may become a m a n .” M ere boasting. “ If we should fail?” D arn examinations. “T h is d iam o n d he greets your wafe wathal.” M acbeth better watch his w'ife. “T h a t whicli h a th m ade me d r u n k hatli m ade be bold.” ■So Lady M acbeth drank. “ I ha d thought to have let in some of all professions that go the primrose way to the everlasting bonfire.” So the door of hell is open for all my classmates.

P age


“Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck.” W o n d e r how A n n e tte woidd like to be called chuck. “T h o u canst not say I d id it.” Sounds like an alibi of Chodack or Katz. “A pproach thou like the rugged Russian bear.” A fore runner of Stalin apparently. “A nd keej) the n a tu ra l ruby of your cheeks.” So M acbeth d i d n ’t know th at his wife painted. “You lack the season of all natures, sleep.” Sounds like M other at seven o ’clock ten years ago. “Cool it with a b a b o o n ’s blood, I ’hen the charm is firm an d good.” I feel a little nauseated. “ H a d I three ears, I ’d hear thee.” I need three in nearly every class. “T h y royal father Was a most sainted king; the queen that bore thee, O ftener u p o n her knees th an on her feet. Died every day she lived.” Beautiful lines. “ My way of life Is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf.” I d o n ’t w a nt to live to be that old. “A nd all our yesterdays have lighted fools I ’he way to dusty d e a th .” T h e r e are some still living. “So, thanks to all at once a n d to each one, W h o m we invite to see us crowned at Scone.” T h a n k God t h a t ’s done.






Steingesser, Pearlman, Lowell, T o 1 m a c h,



Stevens, Stillman, M ichehnan, Cialaif,


C o r d a n,

Kreielsheimer, Bernstein

Snpiifp Hub / ms

v k a r ’s

Sciknck (li.i'ii, Franklin's (o n li il)ulion lo the S( iciuc (;iiil)s ol

Anicrica, nu'i almost c\cry Monday alti'inoon in du' 1.aboiatory.

U nder

the excellent guidance ol Mr. Sie\ens, the d u b 's laculty advisor, the olhccrs inanas>ed lo prepare many interesting' meetings.

The nominal (hies which were col­

lected prior lo each m eeting \vere used lor all d u b expenses. Toward the m iddle ol ihe year the Science C^hib sponsored one meeting de\o te d lo each ol the three high school sciences: C^hemislry, Biology, and Physics. I ' h e chemistry meeting consisted ol an experim ent in the preparation ol oxygen by James Stillman, the c lu b ’s secretary-treasurer.

Leonard Kreielsheimer, the

\ ice-presiclent, perform ed the dissection ol a bull-lrog in the biology meeting; a n d Peter Berman, the president, experim ented with many principles in physics. T h e feature of the year consisted of a tour to the R.C.A. exhibit w'here the d u b mem bers a ttended a dem onstration and a lecture on the electron microscope. As the end of the year approached, the Science Club culm inated its activities w'ith the presentation of an exhibit at an assembly a ttended by the whole stu­ d ent body. .\lth o u g h the m em bership was small, this season’s Science Club made up in ability w'hat it lacked in numbers.

P age 39






Chodack, W ilson,

Mrs. Ross,


"W i 1 s o n.


H erm ann, \'â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ernick


(ii.KK. (',1.1'u was not a large orgaiii/.ation, l)ul it made up by ks en

tluisiasin what ii lacked in size. U nder Mrs. Rossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energelic guidance the club developed into a cohesi\e body that coidd make the welkin ring. Foiir-part singing, a daring in n o \a tio n , was introduced.

I'nesda y meetings were not always lun. W h a t oÂŁ it? It was lini to lead the singing when the w'hole school assembled in the gym. It w'as lim to take part in the Christmas entertainm ent, in the Lincoln-W ashington Celebration, and in the Science C lub Show*. It was a deep satislaction to present a program of songs at the C om m encem ent Exercises.

P a g e 41





M ichelman, Blickstein, Davis Middle:



C o m m a n d a y,


Rom m el Bottom:







Mr. Berenberg

P agk 42

Red and llliie m: “ Rko a n d" ^vas louiuU d in llif Sachs Clollcgialc liistidilc in 1897. In the spring of 191S the Kiltielh Anniversary Issue, suital)ly l)C)und in gilded covers, was issued.

I'he \ o h n n e contained reprints of a iiid e s printed in

earlier issues of the "Retl and Blue” from the pens of such a h n n n i as W alter I.ip})niann, Stanley Isaacs, Laurence Steinhaiilt, Meywood Kling, and


Capote. r h e year was distinguished by the discovery that there was considerable li'terary talent in the Senior C class. T h e r e is, therefore, the hopeful possibility that for the next two years the “ Red an d B lue” will rise to new levels of ex­ cellence. As the members of its staff will tell you, there is always room for another vsTiter of stories, essays, a n d poems.

Some of those whose writings were printed

said later th a t they d i d n ’t think their offerings ha d a chance of acceptance. You never can tell.

P age 43





Mrs. Ross, Schrader, Gurevich, Kreiner, W ilson, Nadel M i d d l e : Genisman, Grubman. Landesman, Chodack B o t t o m : C^alaif, Feigin

Librarv (iiininiitlet^ Q

1 ^

NDKR rnK c u A iR M A N s m i’ ()l Kalni'an (iurc'Nich aiul (he


()1 Mrs. Ross the L ih ia i) C'.oininiiiec |)ui in a year ol uselul and jjrochictivc ^\•ork. Each nieniber ol the coniinitlee was niade responsible lor a section ol tiie library shehes.

It was his duty to see to it that books were kept in order and

to report missing books to the librarian. .A snb-connnittee worked on clippings and the m aintenance ol' the vertical files. A nother helped Mrs. Ross bring in books that ^vere o\ercUie.

'I'he committee m aintained a suggestion box that

p r o \e d helpful to Mrs. Ross. It worked hard to get card-pockets p u t into books inte nde d for circulation.

Xew mem bers of next year’s committee w'ere chosen with great care. M orton Schrader is next year’s chairman.

P age 45

SOCCER â&#x20AC;˘




T obach,

Kommel, Berlin, W in n , Mayer M i d d l e : 'Weinberger, W ilson, Commanday,



A. Lederman, Engel Bottom:





Chodack, Mr. King



Socrpi* ^ t.'^



i vn.

A t ' 1!• KNooN

[)r;uti('c sessions, ilic soccer icam opened

I its season against W'oodniere and |)ioni|)liy lacked uj) its (nst victory

by the seore ol -l-O. As Rat/, Fischer, \ \ ’iener, (Hiochu k scoi ed, the Beavers looked so [yronusing that \ isions ol a team ciiani])ionshi|) appeared l)eiore them. W hen, in their next encoiuiter, the F'ranklin eleven came Irom Ijehind to \anc|iiish Uireh W'athen, all the Rea\ers and many ol their classmates saw the soccer placpie hanging on the wall. But this was not to he. Following the vic­ tory o \ e r Birch \\'a t h e n the team was crushed by Brooklyn F'riends, broke up against Staten Island: and although the boys played well against Fieldston and Lincoln, they could not come u p with a victory. T h e starting line-up for most games included Katz, F'ischer, Chodack, Ber­ lin, ^Viener, C aptain Gil Rosenberg, A. Lederman, Berman, R. D. Levy, Kuhl, an d Stan Lederm an. T h e team was efficiently m anaged by M anny Jacobs.

T h e following is a record of the scores of the games: F ranklin ................................................. 4

Stiiten Island ........................................ 0

Franklin ................................................. 2

Birch W^athen ...................................... 1

F ranklin ................................................. 0

Brooklyn Friends ................................ 4

Franklin ................................................. 0

Staten Island ........................................ 4

F'ranklin ................................................. 0


Franklin ................................................. 0

Lincoln ................................................... 1

............................................... 2

P age 47


T o p : Hattenbach, Steingesser, LaMay, Gustin, Kreielsheimer, Jacobs Middle: Wilson,

Kreiner, Fischer, G. J.

"W i 1 s o n,


Ledei'inan, Margulis, Schrader B o t t o m : Mr. H erm ann, Katz, S.

L e d e r m a n,


Chodack, Schneierson

Baseball OAcm-i) FOR lUK sccoiul ('()iisc(M11i\t; year by ,\1 1IcniKm, the Franklin nine

\vith its speed ntanagecl to eslabiish an even record ol two victories and two defeats lor the season. O u r team, aUhoiigh never showing trem endous power while at Ijat, was \ery fleet of foot, a fact \\iiich w'as evident when our players stole fifteen bases to vanquish the Lincoln nine. Oiu' other \ ictory, over Barnard, was a close game d u rin g which the lead changed hands thrice. H i e F ranklin scjuad could not stand up to the power of either the Fieldston or the Staten Island teams, wiiich h a n d e d our boys their two defeats. O u r battery, consisting of pitcher Stan L ederm an an d catcher Gil Rosen­ berg, m ade u p w hat powder the squad did have while Stan Schneierson, Milt Chodack, Jerry Katz, and Lew Steingasser r a n a ro u n d the bases as if they were machines. A rnold L e derm an played a good game at third. Mr. H e rm a n believes that he will be one of the better players of F ra n k lin â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. M anny Jacobs was the capable m anager of the team.

P ace 49

P age 50


T o p : Stevens, Lowell, W iener, Engel, Gustin





Rosenzweig, Lederman,

Fischer, Commanday Bottom:







Steingesser, Chodack

itball ^ LOOKS EASY.

T h e ball is big, b u t it’s smaller th an the basket. If you

practice long enough you o u g h t to be able to p u t the ball th ro u g h the ring. T h e trouble is th at there’s always someone in the way, someone whose waving arms obstruct your vision; someone whose busy hands are trying l o slap the ball out of your grasp; someone who thinks it w ould be better if he had the ball an d the chance to score two points.

T h a t ’s w hat makes playing the

game hard.

For m any years the basketball teams at P'ranklin came close to w inning the league championship; sometimes they came very close. B u t they d i d n ’t quite make it. A game, a half a game was all that kept them from the goal.

T h is was a nother year, a better year. T h e 1947-48 team doesn’t have to offer alibis or excuses. It won. It overcame all the opposition. Its victory w’as not easy. T h a t m ade the general satisfaction in w inning all the greater.

After the victory the team an d its able coach, Mr. King, were entertained by the headmasters at a Father and Son Dinner. In com m em oration of the victory a small silver basketball was presented to each m em ber of the team.

SENIOR A â&#x20AC;˘

T o p : Mayer, Jacobs, Chodack, Galaif,




S c h n e i e r s o n,

Gettinger Middle:


W ilson,




Joseph, Kuhl, Fischer, Katz B o t t






Stillman, Berman, Rosenberg, Berlin,

D iam ond,

sheimer, Mr. Berenberg

P a ge 52


SENIOR B â&#x20AC;˘

Top: M ichelman, Koramel, Engel, R udow , Wess, Landesman, Gustin, H e r m a n n, Schrader S econ d r ow: LaMay, Berkowitz, Jarmel, Beck, W ilson, Ci u r e V i c h, Commanday, Weinberger, Robbins, Pearlman, Levy T h i r d row: Kosches, Levy, W inn , Mr. Kern, W iener, T obach, Moscoii, Arthur Bottom: Brown, Eisenberg, Kahn, Lane, E. Cohen, R. Cohen

P ack 53

SENIOR C â&#x20AC;˘


Grubm an,

N em erov,




Halpern, Vernick Middle:



Kornblau, Meltzer, Lederman, Ki'einer, Gruff Bottom:









H olstein,

JUNIOR 11 â&#x20AC;˘




B r o o k m a n,

G r o s f i e 1 d,

W eintraub, Wasserstein M i d d l e : A . Levy, M e y e r s , Scharfer, Klein, Schwab, Tager Bottom:


Wolf, Mr. Mohor, Girard, Silver

Joseph, B.


JUNIOR I â&#x20AC;˘




K n e i t e 1,



Schrader, Erony, Stark Middle: Lubelski,

Craner, Greenbei'g,

N adel, Berko-

witz, Somekh, Popper, Cohen Bottom:

M io do

n i k,

Spelhnan, Hym an, Mr. Stough, G o 1 d, Herbert







Cohn Middle:




Galaif Bottom:

Mook, Carforcl, Mr.

Lauziere, T ex id o r

P age 57

IN TE R M ED IA T E III T o p : Richman, M echonik, G oldenblum , Streim, Kaiitz, Zalkin M iddle. Liebo^vitz, Rogers

Outtnian, Fay,

Harmon, Silberbers'

B o t t o m : Nanasi, Craner, Miss Kearney, Friedman


B i e n e ii,




p: Bienen, Kling, Rosen-

krantz, Pogash, Kanter Middle:



Rogers, Lubash Bottom:




Ross, Starr, Kling

P age 59

IN TE R M ED IA T E I â&#x20AC;˘

Top: N euw irth, V e s e 11, Sherman, Snyder, Adelaar M i d d l e : Berman, Rhodes, C o h e n, Lane, F r e e z e r , Sch-\veitzer B o t t o m : Yoshida, Paley, Mrs. Josephs, Schaefer, Bachrach, L o t,v

PRIMARY II L e f t to right: Jay Ciaines, Lee Frank, Robert Walker, Myron Cioldblatt,



Marc Halpern, Edward Polia­ koff,




Vance, Paul Edelman, Michael Sherwin,

A ndre’^v


Jay Plever, Bruce Solow, Alan Feit,





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P R IM A R Y I â&#x20AC;˘

L e f t to r ight: Mark Berman, Joel





R oger

Thom as Zaret. Simon.

ShachtRichard Ellen

Richman, Asher Freezer, Isiac T a iu e l, Charles CToldschmidt, Michael Charney, Shelia KinoMrs.


R obert

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C o m p l i m e n t s of . . .



P age 68

'V' or c p

C omplime7its of . . .

Mrs. L. Joseph Victor Joseph, 1946 and

Jerry Joseph, 1948

P a c e 69

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sei? Wishes to the

Class of 1^48

from the following members of 1949

P ag e 70

T heo d o re W iener

Robert Eisenberg

Peter Commanday

Alan Moscou

D onald Engel

Burton Rudo^v

Robert H. Levy

W allace Arthur

Aaron Kommel

Alan Landesman

Herbert Pearlraan

David R obinson

Billy Berkowitz

Robert Kosches

Stuart T obach

Ir^vin Kahn

Fredric M ichelman

Robert Bro^vn

Stuart Gustin

Arthiu' AVinn

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P a g e 71

C o m p li m e n t s of . . .

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Steingesser

C o m p li m e n t s of

The Science Club P e t e r B e r m a n , ’48 ..................


L e o n a r d K r e i e l s h e i m e r , ’48

Vice-President Secretary-T reasurer

J am es S t i l l m a n , ’48

Charles G ettiiiger, ’48

A la n C orda n, ’50

Louis Steingesser, ’48

Fred M ic h e lm a n , ’49

SLeven L o w e ll, ’48

Ste})hen Vernick, '50

R ic h a r d G alail, ’48

R ic h a r d B ernstein, ’50

H e r b e r t Pearhiian, ’48

Eric T o l m a c h , ’50

A dvi sor.

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