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THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIAN -'

MAY, VOLUME

69

1961 . NUMBER 9


THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIAN Published every month except July and August at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 300 Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh 18, Pennsylvania. Subscription: One Dollar a Year Second - class postage paid at Pittsburgh, Pa. Editor Associate Editor Printing Instructor

Christopher G. Smith Sam B. Craig Mary McBride G. Wesley Dickson

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THE WESTERN PE.N NSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Class Motto

1flothing ql(eat tuas ever achieved without enthusiaswL. - En2e'tzon

- Class Color

1Blue a11d {;old

Class Flower

1r(ed lRose


Our Superintendent

To The Graduating Class Of 1961 Again it is time to bid farewell to another group of fine young people. You are leaving this school where you spent many happy days as pupils and are looking forward to taking your places in the busy world. Those of us who remain will miss you but will think of you often. Please remember that in leaving you have completed only a part of your education. There is much to be learned every day of your lives and this you must do to be successful citizens. We will watch your progress with interest. Sincerely, Sam B. Craig

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itdminist1rative )[J1fincipal To the 1961 Graduating Class Our association through your school life has been one of great pleasure to me. I have watched your steady progress and it is my wish that what you have learned here in school will inspir e you to a continuing success and that you find happiness in whatever you might be doing. Sincerely Christopher G. Smith

i-lcade111ic 101fincipal It has been a pleasure to work with the class of 1961. I respect and admire the effort which has made your present achievement possible. I am proud to join your friends and t eachers as they wish you success in the years to come. M. Quick


MRS. STANTON - Biology MRS. UBER - General MR. KIRCHNER - General

MR. HOLLIDAY - History MISS MUNDINGER- Language MRS. SCHUMANN - Reading


MRS. LAWLER- Foods MRS. SCHATZ- Rhythm MRS. CAMPBELL - Business MR. STANTON - Woodwork

MR. HURSH - Drafting

MRS. CONWAY- Clothing MR. MACKIN - Painting MRS. 0CKA Y - Art MR. DICKSON - Printing


C9lass Officers left to right LINDA LOU SMITH

vice president . MRS. STANLEY

advisor BERT JOHNSON

1J1'esiclent GARY HEADRICK

treasure?' MR. DICKSON

advisor DONALD KOCIS

secretary

Yearbool~

Staff

front row, left to right FRANCES ORANGE

class histor-y JOYCE THAYER

class legacy JOAN HI NEY

class 1路oste1路 LINDA LOU SM ITH

class p1'ophecy

back row, left to right JOHN THOM SON

class 1路oste1路 BERT JOHN SON

clctss prophecy GARY HEADRICK

class legacy DONALD KOCIS

class history


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1961 Seniors


NANCY BOEHM

Nanc:;

]OHN CJM AROLLI

Lou

CAROL CRAWFORD

Carol

Freeport, Pa. Chee,-fttl

Avella, Pa.

LIK ES: Golf, volley ball and dreaming of Ray

LIKES : H ot rods, antique and sport cars, golf and bowling

LIKES : Driving and housework

DISLIKES: School work

DISLIKES: Spinach and studying

PET EXPRESSION: "Hi"

Buffalo Mills, Pa.

Sociable

PET EXPRESSION: "So what" and don't like that"

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ACTIVITIES: Readir g Club, Girl Scours and Girl's Athletic Club

Amiable

PET EXPRESSION: "So what" ACTIVITIES: Reading Club and First class Boy Scout- Troop 19

Bt<cky

Uniontown, Pa.

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, M ay Queen Court, Curved Bar and Girl's Athletic Club

AMBITION: To go to trade school

AMBITION: To work at the Radio Corporation of America

DONNA FREEHLING

THOMAS GRAHAM

AMBITION: To be a seamstress

HOWARD CROW

DISLIKES : Studying and slow drivers

D onna

Freeport, Pa.

Tom

Eri e, Pa.

R esolute

Blissful

LIKES: Antique and sport cars, speed boats, hot rods, stock cars and Gerry

LIKES : Dancing and studyin g Arithmetic DISLIKES : Short boys

LIKES: Stock cars, golf, basketball and ] a net

DISLI KES : Crew cuts and tall girls

PET EXPRESSION: "Too bad"

D ISLIKES: Volley ball and lima beans

PET EXPRESSION: "Too bad" ACTIVITIES: Reading Club and Class Boy Scout- Troop 19

First

Considerate

ACTIVITIES: Cheerleader, May Queen Court, Reading Club, Girl's Athlttic Club and Curved Bar

sw imm ing,

PET EXPRESSION: "Of course" ACTIVITIES: Read ing Club

AMBITION: To go to trade school (body shop) or to be a draftsman

AMBITION: To go to business school

AMBITION: Gas station atter: dant or to go to trade school ( body shop)

WALTER HAROLD

GARY HEADRICK

]O ANN

117alter

Gary

HINEY

j oan

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mineral Point, Pa.

Tyrone, Pa.

Reliable

Gritty

Lovely

LIKES: Basketball, bow ling, baseball and track DISLIKES: Sitting still and seeing our team lose PET EXPRESSION: "Of course" ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, Boy ScoutTroop 19 and Varsity Basketball AMBITION: To be a painter

LIKES: Sports, Susanne and fis hing DISLIKES: His daily shots and poor referees PET EXPRESSION: "Oh" and "I see" ACTIVITIES: All-star basketball play: r in E. S. D. A. A., co-captain of basketball and soccer teams, Star Scout- Troop 19, monitor, treasurer of senior class, legacy of sen ior class and Reading Club AMBITION: To be a printer or draftsman

LIKES: Swimming, dancing ar:d dreaming of Bob DISLIKES : Spi nach and being lonesome PET EXPRESSION: "Not my worry" and "So w hat" ACTIVITIES: Read ing Club, m onitor, May Queen Court, Cheerl路ader, Treasurer of Girl's Athletic Club, Curved Bar and Class Roster AMBITION: To be a business machine operator or co go to Gallaudet College


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Liny

LINDA LEE HORMELL

Bertie

BERT JOHNSON

California, Pa.

DONALD KOCIS

Dreamer

Smiley

K O-Jkie

Sharpsville, Pa.

McKeesport, Pa:

Polite

LIKES: Dreaming of John and writing letters

LIKES: History, math, wars and swimming

DISLIKES: Fat people and getting hurt

DISLIKES: Peopie who interrupt him

DISLIKES: Hearing aids and fat g irls

PET EXPRESSION: "That is why""

PET EXPRESSION: I have no comment any time.

PET EXPRESSION: "What ? Say it again."

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, May Queen Court, monitor, Girl's Athletic Club, Curved Bar and Ch,erleader AMBITION: To go to busines's school or to be a seamstress

reading

about

ACTIVITIES: President of senior class, presidt nt of Explorer Scout- Post 20, president of Reading Club, monitor and manager of basketball team

LIKES: Ice skating, archery, dancing and pen pals

popular

ACTIVITIES: Secretary of senior class, secretary of Explorer Scouts, monitor, Reading Club and reporter of varsity basketball team AMBITION: Undecided

AMBITION: To attend Gallaudet College and to be a draftsman

BRUCE MCMANIGLE

Bruce

Tidioute, Pa.

Joe

JOE NAGY New Salem, Pa.

JOHN NAGY

John

New Salem, Pa.

Dependable

Mannerly

Courteous

LIKES: Softball, basketball, fighting, hot rods, hunting, fishing and stock races

LIKES: Roller skating, bowling, wrestling and Shirley

LIKES: Roller skating, bowling and badminton

DISLIKES: Square dances and walking to the gym

DISLIKES : Losing a wrestling match and dentist

DISLIKES: People who talk too much

PET EXPRESSION: '"You talk too much"

PET EXPRESSION: "So what"" and "Stop that"

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, First Class Explorer Scout- Post 20, monitor and pro jector operator AMBITION: To be a dairy farmer or to go to trade school

Elliot NeJS

CHARLES NIEL Johnstown , Pa. Genial

ACTIVITIES : Reading Club, Star Scout, Boy Scout- Troop 24, wr,stling team and bowling champion

PET EXPRESSION: "'I never talk" ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, Star Scout, Boy Scout- Troop 24 and manager of wrestling team AMBITION: To go to trade school

AMBITION: To go to trade school

FRANCES ORANGE

Franny

Jeannette, Pa. Pleasant

ANDY Pow ASKI

Andy

Masontown, Pa. Cute boy and 1路ed hair

LIKES: Sports, hunting and girls - Carol

LIKES: Dancing, traveling and sewing

LIKES: Basketball, golf and bowling

DISLIKES: Blonde girls and high heels

DISLIKES: Getting up in the morning

DISLIKES: Studying and more studying

PET EXPRESSION: "I laugh in a second." and "Watch me! "

PET EXPRESSION: '"It's not m y wony" and "What for "

PET EXPRESSION: "'Whose business is it ?""

ACTIVITIES: Varsity basketball, captain of basketball and soccer teams and softball

ACTIVITIES: Vice president of Reading Club, monitor, May Queen Court, Girl Scouts, Girl's Athletic Club and Class History

ACTIVITIES: First Class Boy ScoutTroop 19, varsity basketball in 1960 and Jamboree in Valley Forge, Pa. in 1957

AMBITION : To go to Business School

AMBITION : T o go to trade school

AMBITION: To be a

carpen~er


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Clara

CLARA REINER

Lucy

LUCY ROUNDS

LARRY SCOPEL

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Latrobe, Pa.

Lar1'y

Joffre , Pa.

Serene

Busy

LIKES: Watching sports, basketball and swimming

LIKES: Listening to the radio and reading about movie stars

LIKES: Baseball, tennis

DISLIKES: Short boys

DISLIKES: Studying her lessons

DISLIKES: Basketball and short girls

PET EXPRESSION: "I don't care" and ''I'm not worried"

PET EXPRESSION: "It is none of your business"

PET EXPRESSION: "Laugh"

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, Monitor, Girl Scouts, and Girl's Athletic Club

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, Girl Scouts, and Girl's Athletic Club

ACTIVITIES: R~ading Club, Boy ScoutTroop 19 and honorable mentioâ&#x20AC;˘t 111 the art show

AM131TION: To go to Business School

AMBITION: To be a beautician

AMBITION: To go to trade school

LINDA Lou SMITH

DONALD STONE

]OAN

SHARPE

Joan

Oil City, Pa.

Affable

Penn Hills, Pa.

bowling,

golf

and

D on

Smithfield, Pa.

Bashful

Cul'ly

j olly

LIKES: Talking and dreaming of David

LIKES: Sewing, searching for good time and writing letters

LIKES: Bowling, baseball, tennis , stock cars and studying

PET EXPRESSION: "So what"

DISLIKES: Corn on cob

DISLIKES: Dancing and going to bed

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, Girl Scouts and Girl's Athletic Club

PET EXPRESSION: "What "Help"

DISLIKES: To eat too much

for"

and

ACTIVITIES: May Queen of 1961, Vice president of senior class, treasurer of Reading Club, vice president of Girl's Athletic Club, Monitor, Cheerleader, Curved Bar and Class Prophecy

AMBITION: To be a seamstress

PET EXPRESSION: "Want to fight" ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, Boy Scout Troop 19 and first prize in the art show AMBITION: To go to trade school

AMBITION: To be a business machine operator or to go to Gallaudet College

Jet

jOYCE THAYER

JOHN THOMSON

]oh!t

McKeesport, Pa.

Meadville, Pa.

D imple

Ambitious

LIKES: Bowling, driving and dreaming of Blythe

LIKES: Coin collecting, wrestling, golf, bowling and track

DISLIKES: Cottage cheese and b;i~s who showoff

DISLIKES: Hearing aids and getting up in the mornin g

PET EXPRESSION: "What "How come"

and

PET EXPRESSION: "So what" and "Too bad"

ACTIVITIES: President of Reading Club, monitor, May Queen Court, President of Girl's Athletic Club, Curved Bar, Cheerl~ ader and class legacy

ACTIVITIES: Reading Club, monitor, Star Scout, Explorer Scout- Post 7.0, senior class recorder, wrestling tc?m and Philmont camporee ( New Mexico ) in 195 8

for "

AMBITION: To be a machine operator

AMBITION: To work for G. C. Murph y Company-warehouse, supervisor or to be a linotype operator

JoANN WEST

JoAnn

Clarendon, Pa.

Quiet LIKES: Baseball and bowling DISLIKES: Going to bed late PET EXPRESSION: "Of course" ACTIVITIES: Girl Scouts, Reading Club and Girl's Athletic Club AMBITION: To be a seamstress


Glass Histovy BY FRANCES ORANGE AND DONALD KOCIS

We are giving you the history of the class of 1961. Most of us started on our way through education when we entered the primary department. It was a strange new world to us. We began to enjoy our wonderful, successful life here and started improving. Now we are in the Advanced Department. Some dropped out, until there are only twenty-seven of us who have reached the Senior Class. Linda Lou Smith and Andy Powaski entered the Primary Department in 1947. In 1948 Joan Hiney, Joyce Thayer, JoAnn West, Nancy Boehm, John Cimarolli, Howard Crow, Gary Headrick, and Larry Scopel were enrolled. Donna Freehling, Carol Crawford, and Bert Johnson came in 1949. Donald Stone from Smithfield, Penna. became a classmate in 1950. Also Walter Harold. Donald Kocis and Charles Niel came to the Elementry Department in 1952. They both came from public schools. John Thomson came to school in 1957 from St. Louis, Missouri. In the Intermediate Department Joe and John Nagy, twins from DePaul Institute, Bruce McManigle and Frances Orange from public school were enrolled in 1958. In 1959 Tom Graham came from Erie. Our Senior activities were: the movie "Exodus" in Pittsburgh, a roller skating party, a variety show, Truth or Consequence, a party prom at the gym, and a day at Kennywood Park. Donna Freehling, Carol Crawford, Joan Hiney, Frances Orange, and Linda Hormell were members of the May Queen's Court this year. Linda Lou Smith was the May Queen in 1961. During the year 1960-1961 the 24th Annual Basketball Tournament of the Eastern Schools for the Deaf was held at St. Mary's School, Buffalo, N.Y. This was a huge event. We did not win first place, losing out to Connecticut. We had to be satisfied with third place. Three members of the class of 1961 played on that team- Gary Headrick, Charles Niel, and John Cimarolli. Gary Headrick received the nomination for the first All-Star team. In 1960 the girls' large bedrooms up on the third floor were changed, making six bedrooms from the two bedrooms. They were made into modern rooms. Every room is a different color. TheJ'" have new furniture. In September 1960 the basement of the main building was remodeled. There is a smoking room and lounge for teachers and supervisors. They laid a new tile floor, papered the walls, and repainted the hall ceiling. A new room that used to be a dark store room is now used for a meeting room. This room was given in memory of Dr. Manning who died last June. He was a former superintendent of the school. The class of twenty-seven members leaves our best wishes to everyone at school. The years were full of activities and exciting experiences from the first day in school until our graduation.


Glass Vmphecy BY BERT JOHNSON AND LINDA LOU SMITH On June 8, 1961 we graduate fr om W . P. S. D. and blast off into our space-age careers. Where we will land no ones knows. Some will travel into higher fields of education, some will enter the business world. Others will become housewives. Whatever our vocation, we will always hold the memory of W. P. S.D. dear within 'our hearts. Let us imagine it is 2000 A. D. We (BERT and wife LINDA Lou) leave from Cape Canaveral on a round-the-space voyage to visit old classmates. We are fastened into our spacesuits and climb into the last stage of the rocket which is ready for us. Then comes the count down and we blast off, zooming toward Venus at 5,000 m. p. h. When we land, we open the ship's door and see a beautiful modern city. We sight a flying saucer coming toward us. It is ToM GRAHAM. He and his wife, JOAN SHARPE, invite us to visit Zervus and dine at the hotel that LARRY SCOPEL and his assistant DONALD STONE own. After dinner we visit Zervus University . DONALD KoCIS and JOAN HINEY are studying to become teachers of space languages. Later we go to Jars Civic Auditorium for a ballet program. We are scared because the people clap their feelers. One lady dances in the air. She falls out of the air and bumps us. We sure are surprised when we see it is JOYCE THAYER. She introduces us to her husband BRUCE MCMANIGLE. We enter Alumni Hotel, owned by WALTER HAROLD. He ba ngs a big drum to summon two waitresses and two waiters. They are JoANN WEST, NANCY BOEHM, JOHN THOMSON and JOHN CIMAROLLI. Our speeding rocket next takes us to Mars Airport. GARY HEADRICK owns it. He introduces us to his wife DONNA FREEHLING. They have a flying saucer. The chauffeur is ANDY POWASKI. We enter the Beauty Shop in Mars Hotel. It is very crowded. We bump into FRANCES ORANGE. We are glad to see her. Her husband CHARLES KIEL is the manager of the shop. We leave Mars and zoom toward our last stop. We ride on the clouds. Suddenly we can't see anything. We are trapped by a bubble of glass. It carries us to the Queen's Palace and puts us out in front of the Queen of Jupiter, LINDA LEE HORMELL, with her twin kings the NAGYS. Her ladies in waiting and guards are LUCY ROUNDS, CAROL CRAWFORD, CLARA REINER and HOWARD CROW. Later we return to our Mother earth by the Jupiter servies. It was an exciting rrip and we enjoyed seeing our old classmates.


@lass Legacy BY JOYCE THAYER AND GARY HEADRICK

The class of 1961, being of sound mind and disposition, hereby presents their last will and testament. To Dr. Craig, our superintendent, to Miss Quick and Mr. Smith, our principals, to all our teachers, to our counsellors, and to the household and medical staff, we leave our most sincere thanks for all they have done for us. Each has helped us to become worthy of our country and our community. To our school, we present a sum of money as a remembrance. To Carol Bisesi, Nancy Boehm bequeaths the will power to cease bi ting her nails. To Janet Reisinger, Donna Freehling bequeaths staring at everybody. To Joyce Wroughton, Linda Hormell leaves her jolly laughter when she hears a good joke. To Sandra Kennedy, Linda Smith leaves her blonde curly hair. To Linda Barwiolek, Clara Reiner gives her love to listen to her radio. To Nancy Nance, Joan Hiney leaves her neat appearance. To Patricia Fluent, Frances Orange wills her quiet manners. To Shirley Pixler, Lucy Rounds bequeaths her quarrels with others. To Joyce Leighty, Joan Sharp bequeaths her desire to be alone. To Mary Ludwick, Joan West leaves her love to sit all the time. To Willa Williams, Joyce Thayer gives her love of skating rinks and different dances. To Marlene Oravec, Carol Crawford leaves her bright smile and sweet disposition. To Tom Kuszaj, John Cimarolli wills his love for hot rods and motorcycles. To Larry Campero, Charles Niel wills his love for many girls. To Gene McNeish, Bert Johnson leaves the right to talk too much about the Military. To Frank Pekala, Gary Headrick gives his readiness to fight. To Marty Major, Donald Kocis bequeaths his desire to be alone. To Gary Faust, Joe Nagy bequeaths his love for wrestling. To Robert Davis, Andy Powaski wills his love for the Pittsburgh Steelers. To Joe Nickel, Tom Graham wills his Globetrotter style of showoff basketball. To Dale Ford, Bruce McManigle wills his hot temper. To Harry Lewis, Howard Crow bequeaths his quiet peaceful disposition. To David Varner, John Nagy bequeaths his love of sports. To Donld Stiffler, Larry Scopel wills his jokes and funny stories. To Terry 路M atthews, Donald Stone wills all his talk about John Kennedy for president. To Bobby Zatko, John Thomson wills his very great strength. We take with us many happy memories of our years in school.


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Autographs


WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES JOHN R. McCUNE, JR.

RIChARD D. EDWARDS

CHARLES L. McCUNE

JOSUrl G . HORNE

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

CLASS OF 1961 • John R. McCune, Jr. Charles Lockhart James E. Hindman C. Snowdon Richards Dr. Kenneth M. Day • Joseph G. Horne Beverly R. Shriver George Roth Craig

CLASS OF 1962 • Rees T. Scully William A. Gordon J ohn Gilfillan L. H. Wilcox • Harold E. Meyer Spencer R. Hacker Francis B. Nimick, Jr.

CLASS OF 1963 Charles L. McCune Henry Chalfant, Jr. John G. Frazer, Jr. "Richard D. Edwards Hon. Hugh C. Boyle "George McKee Blair Frederick W. Okie Robert Rundle

• Members of the Executive Committee

• TERMS OF ADMISSION This School is an institution of learning incorporated under the laws of the State. It was built and is sustained by contributions of benevolent persons and by legislative appropriations, and is designed to afford a good common school education to all deaf children in Western Pennsylvania. It is open to all such of suitable age and capacity for receiving instruction in conformity to the rules adopted for its government. The School is located at Edgewood in Allegheny County, a short distance east of the City of Pittsburgh and within a few minutes' walk of Edgewood Station on the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The legislature makes provisions for the education and maintenance of State pupils, the State paying three-fourths and the school districts from which pupils come paying one-fourth of the cost. The State assumes the full cost for all pupils under six years of age and over 21 years of age. Children are admitted as young as three years of age. Parents and guardians supply their children with nec~ ssary clothing, paying the traveling expenses of the pupils to and from the school, also a nominal incidental fee. Children are regularly admitted upon application from their parents or guardians and approved by their local school authorities. The annual session of the School usually begins on the second week of September and continues for forty weeks, until about the middle of June. Sam B. Craig, Superinterulent

1961 Yearbook  

WPAN May 1961 Vol. 69, No. 9

1961 Yearbook  

WPAN May 1961 Vol. 69, No. 9

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