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THE 56 FRANKLINITE
THE FRANKLIN SCHOOL 18-20 West 89th Street
New York City
M R . M . C . S P A H N
Headmaster of Franklin School
A LM A M A TE R
M R . N . H . S T E V E N S
Principal of Upper School
B enjam in F rank lin was the first, and rem ains the greatest, genius bo rn in the New World. Like Leonardo da Vinci, genius of the Old W orld, F rankfin had an inquiring m ind, tru ly majestic in scope, tha t gave the world a wealth of practical ideas which in very great measure advanced civilization. H e was A m ericas first great world figure.
F ran k lin was the G odfather of the United States, having w ritten the Albany P lan of U nion in 1754.
As elder statesman his advice was constantly being sought by W ashington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and others in the United States. His judgem ent was sound and prevailed in m any crises. Twenty six years o lder th an George W ashington, he lived only a year after the inaugura t ion of the first president in 1789, to the ripe old age of eighty-four. Every year of his life was fru itfu l w ith accomplishments.
Publisher, scholar, educator, citizen, soldier, inventor, scientist, p h i losopher, business m an, d iplom at and politician, statesman, super-salesm an, patrio t, m an of God and m em ber of the hum an race who loved his fellow m an. All of these were areas in which the au tho r of Poor R ich a rd s A lm anac excelled. In the words of P h ilip Freneau, an early A m erican prin ter-poet:
W hen m onarchs tum ble to the ground, successors are easily found: But, matchless F rank lin ! \^ h a t a few can hope to rival such as you, W ho seizd from kings th e ir sceptered pride,A nd tu rn ed the ligh tn ings darts aside.
On this 250th anniversary of the b ir th of B enjam in F rank lin , we, the class of 1956 would like to dedicate our yearbook to this great A m erican, a fter whom our school is named.
MR. E. CARSON Science
MR. N. H. STEVENS Mathematics
MR. R. J. ELL IO TT Social Studies
MR. S. K IN G Economics
MR. J. DAVIS Physical Education
MRS. ELIZA B ETH YOUMAN English
MR. S. OHANLON English
MR. L. KA PALORIC Language
MISS J. MASSEY POMP AND
MR. WILLIAM TALBERT AW ARD NIGHT
MRS. L. MUGMON KEEPER OF
PLATO SENIOR O RIGINALITY
SENIOR DAY TEACHERS SEEING DOUBLE
SENIOR DAY THIS IS A TEACHER?
RICH A R D i lA R V F / ADELAAR
Science Club 1, 2, 4 (Sec. Treas.) Hobbies Chib 2Newspaper 3 (Circulation Mgr.) 4 Red ^nd Blue 3 Journalism Club 3 Assembly Com m ittee 2
HAROLD HA L CHARCOWSKY
P aper (Photo Editor) 3, 4 Red and Blue 3 Service Squad 4F rank lin Broadcasting System 4 C urren t Events Club 4
AN TH O N Y TO NY CUCCHIARO
D ebating 4 Service Squad 4 Baseball 4 F rank lin Press 4
RONALD RON DAVID
P a p e r 1Service Squad 1, 2, 3, 4 Chess and Checkers Club 1 Soccer 3S tudent Council 3, 4 Class Vice-President 4 Red and Blue (Business Mgr.) 3 Hobbies Club 2M anagerBaseball 4, Tennis 4,
Basketball 3, 4 C urren t Events Club (Treas.) 4 Journalism Club 3 Business M anager Yearbook 4
JO SE PH GOOCH GLUCK
H onor B anner 2 S tudent Council 2, 3, 4 Basketball 2, 3, 4 Baseball 3 P a p e r 2, 3, 4 Journalism Club 3, 4 Red and Blue 2, 3
Basketball 4 Tennis 4 Baseball 4 Service Squad 4
DAVID D A V E HA RR IS
C urren t Events Club 2 Hobbies Club 2 Dramatics Club 2 Service Squad 2, 3 L ibrary Com m ittee 3, 4 Red and Blue 2, 3 H onor Roll 2, 3 Science Club 3, 4 Y earbook 4 B anner 3
RICH ARD R IC H IE HORN
Basketball 3, 4 Baseball 3, 4P ape r (Sports Editor) 3, 4 Red and Blue 3 Athletic Club 3 Journalism Club 4
; 4 (High
MICHAFL IVllClvEY KATZ
Service Squad 2, 3, -1 Baseball 1, 3, 4 E d ito r of Y earbook 4 Student Couivoil 2, 3 (Sec'v) :
the President 4)Paper 2, 3 (C irculation Mgr.)
School Editor)Red and Blue 3 (Editor)F rank lin Broadcasting System FBS) President of Class 3 R.N.A. 4Assembly Committee 3Dance Com m ittee 3, 4M anager of: Basketball 4; Baseball 4;
STE PH EN STEV E LAWSON
Basketball 3, 4 Soccer 3 Baseball 4Current Events Club 3 Class President 4 School President 4 R.N.A. 4Service Squad 3, 4 Red and Blue 3 P ape r (Feature Editor)Journalism Club 4
JOSHUA JO SH PRUZA NSK Y
F rank lin Press (H igh School E d ito r 3;Editor-in-Chief 4)
Red and Blue (Editor-in-Chief) 3Basketball 3Baseball 3, 4C urrent Events Club 3Journalism Club 4Service Squad 3, 4F rank lin H onor B anner 3Student Council (Vice President) 4Character Com m ittee 4Class P ro p h e t 4Yearbook E d ito r 4
JAMES TIM M Y ROSENTHAL
Social Committee (President) Journalism Club 4 F rank lin Press 4 Basketball 4 Tennis 4 Baseball .4
R O B E R T BOB SCHW ARTZ
M ailing E d ito r F rank lin Press 3Baseball (Asst. Mgr.) 3Red and Blue (Asst. Business Mgr.) 3C urren t Events Club 3, 4Service Squad 3, 4L ibrary Squad 4
G ILB ER T GIL SNYDER
C urrent Events Club 1, 2, 3, 4 D ram a Club 2 Soccer 3Basketball 2, 3, 4 Baseball 2, 3, 4F rank lin Press (A lum ni Editor) 3, 4 Yearbook Staff 4 H onor Roll B anner 2 Character Award 4
ST E PH E N STE V E TU R N E R
F rank lin Press (Business M anager) 4 Baseball 4F rank lin H onor B anner 4 Journalism Club 4 Service Squad 4
F ond memories, dear friends we love,
A nd countless moments study-spent
Remain; to us, a shining hour
Effaced not by cruel dissent.
e leave it now, this cloistered life;
Ensuing epochs hear our tread,
Loathe yet to leave these well-known halls, where
Lasting goals and dreams were bred.
JAMES JIM PEN SON(Not Pictured)
F rank lin Press 3 Red and Blue 3 Basketball 3, 4 (Captain)Baseball 3, 4C urrent Events Club 3Debating Club (President) 4
J . V .
S O C C E R
T E A M
About the best team of the year in spirit, good fellowship, winning games, etc., this team m ade F rank lin proud of being Franklin . We look forward to an even be tte r team next year.
DURING DANCING CLASS
Front row: Callison, Freezer, Taylor, Mr. King, Morris, Ullman, Sigman. Second row: Prager, Herbst, Toch, Schweitzer, Paley, Miller, Friedman, Cohen. Third row: Bachrach, Qureshi, Karp, Regent, Gros, Durk, Koenigs- berg.
Front row: Goldman, Walker, Harris, Mr. Kapaloric, Pinckes, Rey, Leef. Second row: Seyman, Lonner, Semel, Moscowitz, Braunshweiger, Levy. Third row: Schwartz, Richter, Kebart, Wiles, Copeland, Rosenfeld, Bernstein.
Front row: Walsey, Rosenberg. First row: Klein, Lobel,Salomon, Mr. Carson, Rau, Kay, Kent. Second row: C! XT'Kneitel, Trilnick, Gelfand, Seigal, Barkman. Third l W i \row: Lyons, Feinstein, Baker, Levey, Reinisch, Poces.
Front row: Prager, Lichtenstein, Kohn, Mrs. Youman,Ertag, Lanford, Cowen. Second row: Beatus, Haimo- T T T T V T T / ^ T ^ Owitz, Topman, Rivera, H eilbrun, Seigel, Bowman T hird I I [ v I f 1 l< ^row: Grossman, Weissman, Meyer, Dunkel, Horch, Lis- J V - /1 v-fter, Estol.
T H E S T U D E N T
C O U N C I L
The Student Council this year brought about many innovations to Franklin School. A Coke machine. Senior Day, disciplinary and dress regulations were just some of the new ideas made possible. In addition, dances were sponsored, charitable drives held and regulations were passed making life more pleasant for both student and faculty mem ber at Franklin.
A P A R E N T S A S S O C I A T I O N M E E T I N G
T H E J O U R N A L I S M C L U B
The Journalism Club of 1956 carried on a long trad ition and this year produced, under the guidance of Mrs. E lizabeth Youm an, one of the finest volumes of the F rank lin Press in the schools history.
Establishing another F rank lin First, the Debating Club, u nde r the T H E leadership of Mr. R. J. E lliott, proved th a t they m eant business by pre-
T TT senting an Assembly about B enjam in F ranklin . Invited to partic ipa te inJ J E J j A i I J N l j r v j J-j U i 5 two tournam ents, they declined for they felt as this was th e ir first year,
they were unprepared . Next year they will compete.
T H E C U R R E N T E V E N T S C L U B
An old favorite, tlie C urrent Events Club, under the auspices of Mr. S. King held lively discussions on curren t world problems, every Monday.
T he perenially popu lar Science Club was the largest club in F rank lin T H Ethis year. Including a trip to the Brookhaven National Laboratories in r i / ^ T T ^ i v T / ^ T ^ t tthe ir program , Mr. Carson continued his policy of stim ulating the scien- OV j 1 Jli 1 >1 iL v j Lj U I Jtific minds of the Franklinites.
B A S E B A L L T E A M
U nder the new coach, Mr. Davis, the baseball team had a lot of spirit, b u t not m uch winning ability. A fter defeating Bedford P a rk Academy, the team slumped and never quite m anaged to win ano ther game.
B A S K E T B A L L T E A M
W ith an unusual seasonno wins and all losses the team still managed to keep fighting up to the en