The 1949 Greer School Yearbook








BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Edward Pulling, President

Mrs. Henry G. Barbey, Vice President Charles C. Gifford, Treasurer
Victor Elting, Secretary
Mr. Hulbert S. Aldrich Mrs. Russell A. Hibbs
Mrs. George Arents Mrs. Charles B. Kaufmann
The Rev. Roelif H. Brooks, S.T. D. Mr. Henry R. Labouisse, Jr.
Mr. Arthur W. Butler Mr. Theodore B. Russell, M.D.
Mrs. Arthur W. Butler Mrs. Theodore B. Russell
Mrs. Simmons Coleman Mrs. Frederick Sheffield
Mrs. William T. Crocker Dr. Alan DeForest Smith
Mrs. Charles C. Gifford
Honorary Member
The Rt. Rev. Ernest M. Stires, D.D.

GREER SCHOOL STAFF
Office
Mrs. Helen C. Fink -- Acting Director
Mr. E.P. Fulton -- Comptroller
Mrs. Ida C. Moore -- Secy. to Mrs. Fink
Mrs. Emma W. Parks -- Assistant Secy.
and Hostess
Mr. Philip S. Van Hook -- Accountant
Mrs. Jane A. Randall -- Accountant's Secy.

School
Mr. Mapledoram Fink -- Administrative Principal
Mrs. Josephine Thomas -- Supervisory Principal

Mrs. Joseph C. Fischer -- Lower Primary
Mrs. Dola Hughes -- 3rd Grade
Mrs. Hope Miller -- 4th Grade
Mrs. Cynthia Hunter -- 5th Grade
Mrs. Mildred Dickson -- 6th Grade
Mr. Clifford B. Cronk -- 7th Grade
Mr. Arthur Krida, Jr. -- History & English
Mr. John N. Routcliff
Mr. Henry W. Greene -- Mathematics
Mrs. Arthur H. Freitag -- Science
Mrs. Pauline Stock -- English & Remedial
Reading
Mr. Robert S. Andrews -- Business Subjects
and Chaplain
Mrs. Catherine Erhorn -- Home Economics
Miss Mary E. Sherman -- Music
Miss Bess Wood -- Physical Ed. for Girls
Mr. Joseph C. Fischer -- Athletics

Infirmary
Mrs. Dorothy Garrison -- Nurse
Mrs. Hazel Shea -- Nurse
Mrs. Louise Liggins -- Dietician
Clothing Department
Miss Dorothe Tuttle -- Supervisor
Miss Maude C. Hammond -- Seamstress
Miss Olivia Johnson -- Seamstress
Mrs. Marion Scudder -- Seamstress

Houseparents
Mrs. Marion Miller -- Ledge Cottage
Mrs. L. Haviland -- Crest Cottage
Mrs. Henry W. Greene -- Greer Cottage
Miss Gertrude Sutton -- Plum Cottage
Mrs. John N. Routcliff -- Rapallo Cottage
Mr. Peter P. Schell -- Gate House
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Haefeli -- Daisy Cottage
Mrs. Nellie Morton -- Marcy Cottage

Assistant Houseparents
Miss Jessie Bean -- Ledge Gottage
Miss Nellie Vincent -- Crest Cottage
Mrs. Bertha Berish -- Greer Cottage
Mr. & Mrs. Carmichael -- Daisy Cottage

Maintenance Department
Mr. John R. Norton -- Superintendent
Mr. William McKinley -- Transportation
Mr. Clarence Harpell
Mr. Kenneth Oakley
Mr. Arthur Galinas
Mr. Carmine Vitilo
Mr. John Wall

Mrs. William McKinley -- Camp Supervisor
Mr. Peter A. Escher -- Farm Superintendent

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    Mrs. Ruth Freitag

    Whose scientific
    attitude has raised
    our standards and
    whose patience is
    always adequate to
    our weaknesses.
        

Mr. Arthur Freitag

Whose robust realism
as a teacher and a
coach left a lasting
impression on the
students that will
never be eradicated.


Miss Herta Taussig

Whose enthusiasm for mathematics inspired everyone who knew her and whose warmth of personality made us all her friends.
Mrs. Pauline Stock

Who has always given
us inspiration and
encouragement in our
endeavors to attain
the highest standard
of success.
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    The Senior Class desires to
    express sincere appreciation
    to Mrs. Helen C. Fink, Miss
    M. Josephine Thomas and Mr.
    Mapledoram Fink, for their
    constant encouragement and
    valued counsel, adding our
    gratitude for their fruitful
    leadership during many years
    of service to our school.

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    If it is logical to call a series of events a history, it would be unjust to title this one. For in reality, this is not a series of events, but rather, a series of memories. No class history should be a series of factual happenings for it is the "human element" that we desire to remember when the dust of youth has settled.

    Today, as we look back over these past four years of High School, we more than realize the true meaning of Theodore Roosevelt's statement, "the old days were great because the people who lived in them had "mighty qualities"." We do not think that we had "mighty qualities", but they certainly were good ones, and we are proud of them.

    In an endeavor to dig out the roots of these qualities, we must go back to the days before High School. At an early age we learned the value of education, and, as a result, our members were among Greer's most competent students, participating in every activity. In scholastic attitude, we laid the foundation for many a future class. As for athletics, well, we contributed more than our share of varsity players throughout these past four years. In fact, it would be difficult to discover any activity in which a member of the class of '49 was not one of the "spark plugs."

    Our class had talent, and plenty of it. We acted, danced, sang, sulked, and had fun. And by doing so, we became a vital part of Greer School, just as Greer School became a vital part of us. The value of anything lies in its contribution to society, and we are proud of having played our role in the social realm of Greer School.

    Yes, these were the days in which we accomplished much in the social, academic, and athletic fields. But they were more than just this, they were the days that will never be forgotten. We do not remember on what day the Halloween party was held on. It is with foggy recollection that we recall the Hop-a-long Cassidy movie, but the flame of memory burns brightly in remembrance of the wonderful times we had. These were perhaps the most important days in our lives.

    So you see, it is really of no importance when such-and-such an event occurred as long as each of us played our part in contributing to its completion. Time and memory will illuminate each event far more than we realize.

    Our class is proud of its final products because of this. Its talents have expanded and many of us will go on to become mathematicians, farmers, businessmen, authors, and artists. It is the future that will show the results of our class history, and we have no fear.

    The yearly scheduled events are the same for each class but the memories are different. We, as a class, went through our four years and are proud of them. We shall not forget the exciting smell of chalk and blackboard when school opened each fall, the lazy warmth of spring days, or even the pickling vats simmering in the canning shop in summertime. For these are the true memories that constitute a class history.
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(Editor's note: The pictures and descriptions originally published on this page were relocated to the next page)



    John Gregory Clarke (Tex)
    Born: Brownsville, Texas
    Entered Greer: Jan. 1943
    Senior Class President
    Athletics, 1, 2, 3, 4 - Capt. Football 4
    Sportsmanship Award '46, '48
    Brian MortonAward '48
    Florence Rapallo Award '46, '48
    Student Council, Martin Play,Y.P.F.,
    Acolyte
    "No man was ever great who was
    never criticized." - Byron.

            Roderick Arthur Hilsinger (Rod)
            Born: New York City
            Entered Greer: Mar. 1940
            Senior Class Vice-President
            Sport Editor - Greer Paper
            Athletics, 2, 3, 4
            Martin Play, Public Speaking, Y.P.F.
            College, Otterbien, Ohio.
            "Laugh and the world laughs with you,
           weep and you weep alone." - Pope.
    Arthur Steven Gregory (Greg)
    Born: New York City
    Entered Greer: Nov. 1937
    Senior Class Secretary
    Editor - Greer Paper
    Valedictorian 8, 1, 2, 3, 4
    Athletics, 1, 2, 3, 4
    Student Council, Y.P.F., Martin Play
    Accepted at Cornell
     "To believe with certainty I shall
    begin by doubting."

            Carol Ann DeMarco (Carol)
            Born: Buffalo, N.Y.
            Entered Greer: Dec. 1945
            Publisher - Greer Paper
            Athletic letter 3, Cheerleader
            Student Council, Y.P.F., Glee Club
            Martin Play, Senior Play
            "A loving heart is the beginning
            of all knowledge." - Thomas Carlyle
    Barbara Deane Southwick (Babs)
    Born: Detroit, Mich.
    Entered Greer: Sep. 1945
    Publisher - Greer Paper
    Athletic letters, 2, 3, 4
    Student Council, Glee Club, Senior Play
    "For whosoever shall save his life
    shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose
    his life the same shall find it." - Bible



            George Edwin Fischer (Fish)
            Born: Brooklyn, N.Y.
            Entered Greer: 1937
            Athletics, 2, 3, 4
            Martin Play, Glee Club
            Accepted at Long Island Technical
            and Agricultural Institute
            "The secret of success is self trust."
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    Robert George Doel (Bob)
    Born: New York City
    Entered Greer: 1943
    Salutatorian
    Athletic letters, 1, 2, 3, 4
        - Capt. Basketball 4
    History Award '48
    Rep. at Herald Tribune Forum '48, '49
    Student Council, Senior Play
    Accepted - Hiedelburg College
    "He never is crowned with immortality
    who fears to follow where airy voices
     lend." - Keats.

            Alice June Collyer (June)
            Born: White Plains, N.Y.
            Entered Greer: Sep. 1942
            Humor Editor and Publisher - Greer Paper
            Senior Play
            "The greatest of faults is to be conscious
            of none."
    Mary Helen Schell (Mary)
    Born: Czechoslovakia
    Entered Greer: Oct. 1948
    Reporter - Greer Paper
    Senior Play
    "One goes to the left, another to the right,
    both have the same delusion but it plays
    with them in different ways." - Horace.




            Irwin Milton Taylor (Irwin)
            Born: Canada
            Entered Greer: Dec. 1944
            Athletics Junior Varsity 2, 3
            Y.P.F., Choir, Martin Play, Senior Play
            Accepted at Long Island Technical
            and Agricultural Institute
            "He also serves who stands and waits."
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    Steven Donald Greene (Donnie)
    Born: Elmira, N.Y.
    Entered Greer: 1941
    Poetry Editor - Greer Paper
    Athletic letters, 2, 3, 4
    Student Council, Y.P.F., Senior Play,
    Glee Club, Choir
    "Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives
    you something to do but gets you no
    where."



            Teresa Schell (Teresa)
            Born: Czechoslovakia
            Entered Greer: Oct. 1948
            Reporter - Greer Paper
            Senior Play
            "They are never alone that are accomp-
            anied with noble thoughts." - Sidney.
    Victor Carlson (Vic)
    Born: Long Island, N.Y.
    Entered Greer: Sep. 1943
    Advertising Editor - Greer Paper
    Florence Rapallo Award '45
    Basketball 3, 4
    Student Council, Y.P.F., Glee Club, Choir
    "The opinion of the least spoken is the
    best."






            Donald Charles (Donald)
            Born: Southampton, L.I., N.Y.
            Entered Greer: 1944
            Y.P.F., Glee Club, Choir, Senior Play
            "Music is the spice of life."
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The Senior class of '49 bequeaths the following as their last will and testament:
We leave to the future seniors the greatest asset of Mrs. Stock's Senior class, "our intrinsic honesty and unbounded enthusiasm."

To the tenth graders who so willingly have abided by our rules and regulations, we leave our sense of humor and ambition.

Individual bequests:
Victor Carlson sacrifices his slim figure to Dawn Christian.
Robert Doel bestows upon George Freer his technique with women.
George Fischer endows Agnes Slewick with his curly hair.
Jack Clarke offers his half of Texas to anyone who can stand it.
Irwin Taylor blesses Pat Dean with his ability to sleep through Science class.
Donald Charles leaves his appreciation for classical music to Spike Jones addict, Jack de Waal.
Donald Greene donates his gift of gab to Jean Decker.
Rod Hilsinger sacrifices his height to Betty Gregory.
Barbara Southwick leaves the fond hope that Jessmin Szeto may soon learn that "Silence is Golden".
Carol DeMarco favors cynical Grete Aoyagi with her faith in humanity.
June Collyer presents Yvonne Alexander with her peaceful nature.
Mary Schell relinquishes her sublime disregard of boys to Pat Childe.
Teresa Schell surrenders her sunny optimism to Robert Hougasian.
Arthur Gregory wills his ambition to Bob Cooper who is going to try hard next year. (We hope)

And to the faculty who have patiently guided us through these past years, we bequeath our loyalty to them and the school. We ask you to remember us in this way:

On wings of deeds the soul must mount!
When we are summoned from afar,
Ourselves, and not our words will count - -
Not what we said, but what we are!

                       William Winter
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       Ah, Ah, Ah, Don't Touch That Dial! Listen to your old pal Rod Bullslinger (Hilsinger) bringing you the latest sports news over your favorite station, WGHS. Flash! Colgate's coach Jack Clarke reports his Blonde Bombers scored a victory today over their strong opponents, the Texas Bobby Sox.

       But before I bring you any more sporting results, let me tell you about my unusual experience in a swanky hotel just off 5th Avenue. Last night as I was strolling down one of New York's busiest streets, I was suddenly attracted by a glittering neon sign advertising in large letters, "Carlson's Hotel." Pushing and shoving, I finally made my way in, where seated behind the desk marked "MANAGER" I saw a white-haired old gentleman wearing an earphone, thick dark-rimmed glasses and smoking a cigar. It was Victor all right and after extensive shouting, I persuaded him to show me his hotel.

       "I have some interesting and unusual roomers," he told me. "Occupying this room for instance, is a peanut politician by the name of Steven D. Greene." "Don't worry about Steve, he's doing O.K." remarked Victor as we proceeded. "He has given up his musical career in order to promote his opinions on the izzy-ness of was."

       "Careful," he warned me, "don't get too near this door for there's a physicist named Arthur Gregory in there inventing a new kind of atomic energy."

       Two very charming sisters took possession of this room yesterday," Victor went on, "one is a doctor named Mary Schell and the other the acting Secretary of the United Nations, Teresa Schell."

       Pointing to room number 23, Victor said, "Surely you remember Bob (Carrot-Top) Doel?" As I assured him I did, he continued, "Doel is now top writer on the Ladies Home Journal."

       "What's that horrible noise?" I asked. "Oh, you mean that so-called piano playing," replied Victor, "that's just June Collyer practicing." "Still practicing?" I asked. "Still practicing and probably will be until her cows come home," answered Victor disgustingly.

       Speaking of noises, I pressed my ear close to the key-hole of the adjoining room out of sheer curiosity. Could it be "Lassie" was my first thought?

       "Don't be alarmed," exclaimed the manager, "it's only some dizzy dame named Barbara Southwick, who owns a dog kennel in Detroit. It seems that one of her restless little fifi's just had to get away from the strain of the kennels or it would have had a nervous breakdown." "The exquisite fashion designer, M'sieur Donald Charles occupies this room," commented Victor as we had nearly completed our tour, "he is resting after vainly attempting to outfit Miss Southwick's dog with glamourizing collars."

       "I wish you could have dinner here, Hilsinger," urged Mr. Carlson, "we serve delicious meals including tempting desserts topped off with some of the finest cream in the world, which we get from an organization called the Fischer and Taylor Dairy."

       "Oh, pardon me, Mr. Hilsinger, I'd like you to meet Miss Carol DeMarco. Of course you have heard of her, she has just completed the movie, Love in Greeneland and we are all delighted with her performance." After having congratulated Carol, I was released from Victor's attention, joyously escaped through a crowd of admiring DeMarco fans and headed back to my comparitively sane and quiet broadcasting studio.


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       Too often, we have lost more games than we've won. Yet, this is not something to be ashamed of because the purpose of athletics is not to win games by scores, but rather to win in the developmentof character. This is not an excuse, and we shall show you why.

       To lose a game without a fight is something to be ashamed of. But to stay in a game when the odds are against you and "the going's tough," to stay in there giving everything you have until the finish of that game, of this, one need never be ashamed. We shall not, however, dwell on defeats, for if we do, many will think that we never had a decent team. This would be unjust, because we helped build perhaps one of Greer's finest football teams in the past ten years. Do you remember the newspaper clippings of September '46 and '47? No? Well let us refresh your memory. Remember? "Greer Clips Pawling," "Greer Swamps St. Peters," "Greer Battles Storm King to Muddy Deadlock," "Greer Tops F.D.R. Reserves," "Greer Still Undefeated As Season Nears End." Although we were unable to finish up the football season undefeated during those two years, we lost 3 out of 16 games and our muddy little team was one to be proud of. We, Seniors, were proud to have constituted a third of that team, a team that we shall never forget. The taste of victory was sweet!

       Our constant variation in coaches was a factor that held us back in basketball. Although we won more basketball games this year than any Greer team for the past four years, we feel confident that within the next few years Greer will see many a thrilling tournament won by her up-and-coming youngsters.

       Now more than ever we realize the importance of having one person over a period of years train the same fellows in this sport. It makes little difference whether a group plays together for any number of years if each year an entirely new strategy confuses them. We are sincerely hoping that in the future, the on-coming athletes of Greer will be developed under the one trainer - as is now being done.

       In the last four years of baseball we made a good percentage of the games veer towards our side of the scoreboard and of these we are proud, but erase our names from the sports roster, for we are already, "those oldsters."



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Miss B. Wood M. Cogan C. Shea D.Cronk M. Schell J. Decker Miss M. Sherman
P. Dean C. Bunn D. Christian P. Childe S. Stephenson A. Prewitt G. Aoyagi
B. Southwick A. Waddell S. Hazzard B. Gregory J. MacAlpine Y. Alexander

R. Bunn R. Hougasian Mr. J. Fischer A. Gregory Mr. A. Freitag J. DeWaal G. Freer
R. Cosner I. Taylor S. Greene R. Abbott R. Hilsinger R. Cooper J. Clarke L. Cannon
A. Murry R. Doel W. Heitzman R. Raymond D. Stephenson R. Housen

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BUTLER'S   GENERAL   STORE


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Compliments of

J.E. Andrews Hardware Co.

279 Main Street

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.



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CONGRATULATIONS
CLASS of 49



YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

R. WALTER BURGHART





MILLBROOK, N.Y.           PHONE: 704


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Compliments

of

Dunn's Food Market






MILLBROOK, N.Y.


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Compliments

of

Vincent & Haines

Drug Stores



MILLBROOK, N.Y.

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with                         the               
CAR             
of the             
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FRANKLIN AVE. & CHURCH ST.                   

MILLBROOK, N.Y.                             


PHONE: 515                                  

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      Let us advise you on matters of dress and provide the apparel that is always unfailingly correct for every occasion.
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distributors of
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475 Main Street Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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