Shinglehouse School Commencement Set
Writer Named Speaker For June 1 Ceremonies; Program Listed
SHINGLEHOUSE -- Supervising Principal James L. Lindsey, Shinglehouse
High Shool, today announced that Gordon M. Ridenour, former feature
writer for the New York Herald Tribune, has been selected speaker at the
1953 Commencement, Monday, June 1, at the Singlehouse Methodist Church.
Mr. Ridenour's subject will be "Youth In A Changing World."
The speaker was born in rural New York State, and knows both rural and
urban life, and the customs and problems of many peoples. He taught for
several years in classroorns and then served as supervising principal.
He holds.two degrees from the University of Rochester and has done graduate
work at Columbia and New York Universities.
He is a veteran of World War I and served 40 months with the American
Red Cross in the Pacific Theatre in the second world war. He is now a free
lance author and radio news director. He is known for his civic activities
and his interest in community affairs.
The commencement program announced today is as follows: Processional,
"March Pontificalo;" Invocation, the Rev. Harold Sherman, welcome
address, Miss Natalie Peters, "The Lord's Prayer." Girls chorus,
Mantle Oration, Robert Henderson and Miss Barbara Press;
the address by Mr. Ridenour, Awarding of Diplomas, Prof. Lindsey.
Diploma acceptance, Miss Annalee Rosenswie; Charge to Seniors,
Prof Lindsey; "Sanctus and Benedictus," Girl's chorus; Benediction, the
M. H. Vincent; Recessional "March of the Priests."
The members of the senior class and their courses are:
Academic course, Annalee Rosenswie, Robert Henderson,
Bell, Thomas Sackinger, James Bell, Sue Drake,
Landries, Merle Maxson, Bernard Dibble, James Gross,
Perry, Barbara Caskey, LeRoy Cobb,
and Robert Wetzel.
Commercial course, Natalie Peters, Waneta Perkins, Annette
Carr, Carol Eastman, Jocelyn King, Jean Jackson,
Michielson, Elinor Babcock, Nancy Wiseman,
Ford, Viola Walker, Frank Bess, John Wood,
Gustin, and Louis Antonioli.
Home economics course, Shirley Moser, Jean Bentley, Rheta
Schoonover, Patcrcia Stephenson, Dolores Wishburn, Lorraine
Downs, Ruth Harris, Helen Hallock and Dorothy Easton.
Agriculture course, Paul Carroll, Robert Pratt and Fred
General course, Bettie Sherwood, Frank Lyautey and Paul
Officers of the class are Robert Henderson,. president; Natalie
Peters, vice president, Carol Eastman, secretary, and Jean
Jackson, treasurer. The class flower is the yellow rose and the colors,
blue and gold. The motto is "Blue's the sky ahead, Also green's the ocean,
Life will be our Highway, A position our devotion."
The High School faculty, besides Mr. Lindsey includes D. Wilson Clark,
mathematics; William Stavisky, social studies and coach, Robert
L. Palmer, English and languages; James Atkinson, physical education,
K. Russell, social studies, John W. Natzle, science, John
R. Pearsall, English and geography; Mrs. Georgia Donovan, mathematics
and science; Mrs. Mabel Graves, English; Spurgeon Hennigh,
industrial arts and agriculture; Mrs. Eileen Ahl, home economics;
M. Genette Brocken, music; Miss M. Gertrude Taylor, commercial;
Mary Foster, art.
The Joint Board of Education is composed of Howard Gustin, Ceres
Township, president; Mrs. Lillian Froelich, Clara Township, vice
president, Bert Kellogg, Sharon Township, treasurer; Mrs. Lucille
Lanphere, Shinglehouse Borough, Stanley Pearsall, Oswayo Borough;
and Mrs. Flossie Perkins, Oswayo Township. Mrs. Helen Fenner
Shinglehouse, is secretary to the board.