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Which of these five is a 56 classmate? ……..and who is it?

Jim Bacon
Congratulations to Carolyn (Mumma) Elliott for correctly identifying your aging editor (the one with the pipe).

Jim Spowart
Who is this good lookin dude from the class of ’56? Carol (Gray) McDowell correctly identified Texan Jim Spowart.

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From 1956……THE ALLE-CATTS ! clipping courtesy of Beverly (DiSorbo) Barney

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Where are the BIKINIS??? clipping courtesy of Beverly (DiSorbo) Barney

Bev (DiSorbo) Barney
Could this pretty lady be a 56 graduate?…….Who? (current picture) Barb (Armstrong) Blades correctly named Bev (DiSorbo) Barney who is changing her first grand-nephew.
Jeanne (Scarlato) Morris and Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost
Our class produced a number of fine nurses. Who are these two? Barb (Armstrong) Blades and Bill Burns teamed up to identify Jeanne (Scarlato) Morris and Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost

Carol (Gray) McDowell and Gladys (Wood) Swarthout in front and Sally (Ward) Calkins with Gayle (Whitney) Schrober
Who are these 4 girls on a bus? (The teacher in back is Miss Ewell – Phys. Ed.) Betty (Keough) Burns identified Carol (Gray) McDowell and Gladys (Wood) Swarthout in front and Sally (Ward) Calkins with Gayle (Whitney) Schrober behind them.

Terry Munro
Everybody remembers Terry Munro.

Joan Harkness, Melissa Marsh, Carol Meyers, Barb Armstrong, Helen Driscoll, Carolyn Schramm, Rita Gary, Sylvia Austin, Sue Stuart, Ann Braunschweiger, Suzanne Jensen
Joan Harkness, Melissa Marsh, Carol Meyers, Barb Armstrong, Helen Driscoll, Carolyn Schramm, Rita Gary, Sylvia Austin, Sue Stuart, Ann Braunschweiger, Suzanne Jensen. —-Thanks to Betty (Keough) Burns for names.

cafeteria
Who are these young ladies in the cafeteria? Notice that the 25 cent lunch featured Tuna Cheese Burgers. Yuk!

Bad Bikers
Who are these Bad Bikers from the ’50s?

Sandy (Burger) Kenyon
I never told this sweet neighbor that us rowdy boys used to steal grapes from her yard after dark. Betty (Keough) Burns identified Sandy (Burger) Kenyon. As I remember Betty and Sandy were like sisters.

pretties
Can you name these pretties from Bev DiSorbo Barney’s collection? ……and where was I?


Lanny Bennett
Lanny Bennett trying on Dave Hart’s cool wheels. Thanks for the pic Dave.

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Kevin D’Arcy and Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost….was Bill around the corner carrying the books?….Thanks to Bev (DiSorbo) Barney for the pic.


Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost, Dorothy (Collins) Whitwood, Joan (McNulty) Forbes
(L to R) Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost, Dorothy (Collins) Whitwood, Joan (McNulty) Forbes. Thanks to Bev (DiSorbo) Barney, who took the picture, for identifying these three classmates.

Bill Burns
Do you remember the kid who always wore the pirate outfit on Halloween? Well, his dream came true! Who is it? Dave Hart remembered this was Bill Burns. Thanks for the pictures Bill.


45th reunion
The 45th reunion picture taken on June 30, 2001. Front row: Jim Stephens, Alleyne Reynolds Sentner, Carolyn Gray McDowell, Gayle Whitney Schrober, Pauline Traver Holdridge, Gladys Wood Swarthout. Row 2: Lance Bennett, Judith Whelply Heckman, Carolyn Schramm Marriotti, Donald Latten, Dorothy Collins Whitwood.

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Thanks to Bill Burns for this recent picture. The old cinder track is gone and it looks like the girls now play field hockey on concrete. Maybe with roller blades?


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25TH CLASS REUNION JULY 18, 1981
25TH CLASS REUNION JULY 18, 1981 Seated: Miss Ruth Kohman (class advisor), Jean Scarlato Finn, Elizabeth Keough Burns, Mary Joyce Burdick, Melissa Marsh Bacher, Carol Myers Borkhius-Edwards, Carolyn Gray McDowell, Ronald Meyers, Marjorie Fowell Lee, Gail Gleason Pearce, Dorthy Collins Whitwood, Sandra Burger Kenyon. 2nd row: Roxanne Lunn Flurschutz, Allyne Reynolds Sentner, Hilda Stout Thompson, Carolyn Mumma Elliott, Helen Stout Munro, Carolyn Schramm Mariotti, Phillip Wesche, Gladys Wood Swarthout, Mary Gail Patterson Prevost, David Thomas, Sylvia Austin Tortora, William Johnston, Nancy Bartlett Eberwein, Larry McCracken. 3rd row: Ronald Flurschutz, Thomas Cronin, Gayle Whitney Schober, William Burns, Robert Spicer, Gerald Lee, Robert Donovan, James Stevens, Suzanne Jensen Selbert, Donald Latten, Richard Stevens, James Bacon, Jack Rahr, Calvin Graves.


35th CLASS REUNION
35th CLASS REUNION – June 15, 1991 row 1: Deanna Ackerman, Marie Davis, Caroline Schramm,Marge Fowell, Carolyn Mumma, Barbara Howell. row 2: Helen Stout, Carolyn Gray, Barbara Williams, Jim Stevens, Gladys Wood, Kay Hopkins. row 3: Calvin Graves, Carol Myers, Melissa Marsh, Tom Dean, Jack Rahr, Donald Lattin, Hilda Stout.

Fall of 2003
This is from the Fall of 2003. A luncheon reunion of nurses? (L to R) Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost, Carol (Myers) Edwards, Sue (Jensen) Selbert, and Jean (Scarlato) Morris. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.


Jim Bacon & Carol (Gray) McDowell
Jim Bacon & Carol (Gray) McDowell. Unknown date, but it looks like either Junior or Senior Prom. Photo courtesy of Carol McDowell.
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We’ll miss Melissa’s smile at the upcoming reunion.


30th Reunion, June 21, 1986
30th Reunion, June 21, 1986. (L to R) Front Row: Carol (Gray) McDowell, Betty (Keough) Burns, Sylvia (Austin) Tortora, Deanna (Ackerman) Sortore, Caroline (Schramm) Mariotti. Row 2: Don Latten, Barb (Howell) MacMurray, Jean (Scarlato) Morris, Pauline (Traver) Holdridge, Gladys (Wood) Swarthout. Row 3: Tom Dean, Barb (Gorton) Freeman, Calvin Graves, Dorothy (Collins) Whitwood, Jim Stevens. Photo courtesy of Don Latten.

40th Reunion, June 15, 1996
40th Reunion, June 15, 1996. (L to R) Front Row: Gladys (Wood)Swarthout, Helen (Driscoll) D’Arcy, Hilda (Stout) Thompson, Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Rita (Gary) Lipsius, Mary (Bohne) Havens, Carol (Gray) McDowell, Jane (Williams) Mayer. Row 2: Pauline (Traver) Holdridge, Helen (Stout) Munro, Marjorie (Falwell) Lee, Barbara (Howell) MacMurray, Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz, Caroline (Schramm) Mariotti, Sue (Stuart) Hedges, Gayle (Whitney) Schrober. Row 3: Don Latten, Lance Bennett, Ronald Flurschutz, Roberet Spicer, James Stevens, Melissa (Marsh) Bacher. Photo courtesy of Don Latten.
Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Carol (Myers) Edwards, Sue (Jensen) Selbert
Three future nurses. Date unknown. (L to R) Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Carol (Myers) Edwards, Sue (Jensen) Selbert. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.
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Looks to be in front of the library? (L to R) Row 1: Evelyn (Thomas) Brechbill, Sue (Stuart) Hedges. Row 2: Caroline (Schramm) Mariotti, Sue (Jensen) Selbert, Barb (Howell) MacMurray, Barb (Schoonover) Velasquez. Row 3: Carolyn (Mumma) Elliott, Barb (Armstrong) Blades, Rita (Gary) Lipsius, Gayle (Whitney) Schrober. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.


yearbook planning session
A yearbook planning session. Late 1955. (L to R) Seated: Helen (Stout) Munro, Jim Bacon, Elsa (Karlsson) Neilson. Standing: Anne (Braunschweiger) Pierce, Pauline (Traver) Holdridge.

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A group of Joyce Forsyth’s budding thespians. Date unknown. (L to R) Front Row: Carol (Doherty) Moore, Marie (Davis) Cruwys, Janet Weiman. Back Row: Bill Johnston, Hilda (Stout) Thompson, Craig Foster, Tom Edgett, Jim Bacon.


Graduation Night
At the Graduation Night All-Night Party. June, 1956 (L to R) Front Row: Sue (Jensen) Selbert, Carol (Myers) Edwards, Sylvia (Austin) Tortora, Betty (Keough) Burns. Back Row: Bob Lippman, Jim Spowart, Bill Riggs, Bill Burns. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.

Junior Prom Queen and her court, 1955
Junior Prom Queen and her court, 1955. (L to R) Carol (Myers) Edwards, Joan (Harkness) Williams, Kay (Hopkins) Capobianco, “Queen” Rita (Gary) Lipsius, Carolyn (Mumma) Elliott, Marylou (Poling) Shaw, Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.


Betty (Keough) Burns and Bill Burns
Betty (Keough) Burns and Bill Burns. Date unknown. Still a happy couple after all these years! Congratulations, Guys! Photo courtesy of Carol McDowell.

one lucky guy
How about this as an example of one lucky guy? Ronnie Meyers among (from front) Gail Martin, Phyllis (Dodson) Piriano, Deanna (Ackerman) Sortore, Barb (Burdick) Cady, Gladys (Wood) Swarthout (?), Carol (Doherty) Moore, Unknown w/flowers. Photo courtesy of Carol McDowell.


Senior Ball, December, 1955
At the Senior Ball, December, 1955. (L to R) Betty (Keough) Burns, Barb (Armstrong)Blades, Rita (Gary) Lipsius, Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz, Carol (Myers) Edwards, Barb (Howell) MacMurray, Melissa (Marsh) Bacher. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.

Senior Awards #1
Senior Awards #1 (L to R): Bill Riggs (Best All-Around Male Senior), Carol (Myers) Edwards (Best All-Around Female Senior), Tom Dean (Craziest Male Driver), Bev (DiSorbo) Barney (Craziest Female Driver), Gerry Lee (Tallest Boy). Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards

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Senior Awards #2
Senior Awards #2: (L to R): Shirley Heysham (Shortest Girl, Terry Munro (Most Athletic Boy), Sally (Ward) Calkins (Most Athletic Girl), Rod Emerson (Boy Most Likely to Succeed), Carolyn (Mumma (Girl Most Likely to Succeed), ED Banta (Best Dressed Boy), Joan (Harkness)Williams (Best Dressed Girl). Phot courtesy of Carol Edwards.

In front of the high school
In front of the high school. Date unknown. (L to R): Betty (Keough) Burns, Lee Gridley, Barb (Armstrong) Blades, Melissa (Marsh) Bacher. Photo courtesy of Carol Edwards.


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Barb (Howell) MacMurray & Kevin D’Arcy. Date unknown.sometime in 1944
From sometime in 1944. (L to R) Hilda (Stout) Thompson, Audrey (Phelps) Chouffi, Kay (Hopkins) Capobianco, Carol (Doherty) Moore, June Aiken, Marie (Davis) Cruwys, Helen (Stout) Munro. Photo courtesy of Audrey (Phelps) Chouffi.


50th Reunion. Picture taken June 24, 2006
Class of ’56 50th Reunion. Picture taken June 24, 2006. Front Row (L to R): Nancy (Bartlett) Eberwein, Pauline (Traver) Holdridge, Audrey (Phelps) Chouffi, Mary Gail (Patterson) Prevost, Mary Lou (Poling) Shaw, Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz, Gail Harkness, Carolyn (Mumma) Elliott, Betty (Keough) Burns, Sylvia (Austin) Tortora, Barbara (Schoonover) Velasquez, Gladys (Wood) Swarthout Second Row (L to R): Gayle (Whitney) Schrober, Kay (Hendershot) Welsh, Hilda (Stout) Thompson, Helen (Stout) Munro, Carol (Myers) Edwards, Mary Alice Edson, Carolyn (Gray) McDowell, Lee Gridley, Caroline (Schramm) Mariotti, Virginia (Knox) Ramsden, Jim Stevens Third Row (L to R): Jack Rahr, Bob Kinder, Carol (Thatcher) Sherwood, Don Latten, Dave Hart, Carol (Wilcox) Nero, Deanna (Ackerman) Sortore, Bill Johnston, Jim Bacon, Tom Edgett Fourth Row (L to R): Tom Dean, Lance Bennett, Phil Wesche, Bill Burns, Bob Spicer, Rich Knight, Bob Donovan, Jim Spowart, Ron Flurschutz, Walt Fitch Photo Courtesy of Tony Havens.

Four Horsemen
Here’s the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. (L to R) Jim Spowart, Lance Bennett, Walt Fitch, and Dave Hart. Picture taken at Class of ’56 50th Reunion on June 24, 2006. Photo courtesy of Lance Bennett.


June 24, 2006
(L to R): Audrey (Phelps) Chouffi, Jim Bacon, Pauline (Traver) Holdridge, Bill Burns. Picture taken at the Microtel on Saturday June 24, 2006, upon returning from the 50th Class Reunion Alumni Dinner. Photo courtesy of Betty (Keough) Burns.

Microtel on June 24, 2006
(L to R): Carol (Myers) Edwards, Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz. Picture taken at the Microtel on June 24, 2006, upon returning from the 50th Class Reunion Alumni Dinner. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


50th Reunion celebration
Touring the newly remodeled Wellsville High School as part of our 50th Reunion celebration, Saturday, June 24, 2006. (L to R): Mary Lou (Poling) Shaw, Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Gail Harkness. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.

50th Reunion festivities
At the Friday night, June 23, 2006, 50th Reunion festivities at the Wellsville Elks Club. (L to R): Gayle (Whitney) Schrober, Barbara (Armstrong) Blades, Mary Lou (Poling) Shaw, and Betty (Keough) Burns. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


Tom Cronin (Left) and Bill Johnsto
Tom Cronin (Left) and Bill Johnston enjoying the Friday night, June 23, 2006, 50th reunion bash at the Elks Club. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.

Carol (Myers) Edwards and Tom Dean
Carol (Myers) Edwards and Tom Dean at the 50th Reunion Get-together at the Wellsville Elks Club. Friday evening, June 23, 2006. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


Old friends
Old friends catching up on the past 30 years. (L to R): Jim Spowart, Deanna (Ackerman) Sortore, Phil Sortore. 50th Reunion party at the Wellsville Elks Club, Friday evening June 23, 2006. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.

The Vogue Shop
Carol (Gray) McDowell decorating the front window of The Vogue Shop with Class of ’56 memorabilia. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


Calvin Graves, Audrey (Phelps) Chouffi, Lance Bennett, and Dave Hart. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns
Enjoying the Friday evening, June 23, 2006, Class of ’56 Party at the Wellsville Elks Club. Pictured (L to R): Calvin Graves, Audrey (Phelps) Chouffi, Lance Bennett, and Dave Hart. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns


Jim Bacon, Joyce (Forsyth) Larson, and Vern Larson enjoying the Friday eveninf festivities at the Elks Club. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns
(L to R): Jim Bacon, Joyce (Forsyth) Larson, and Vern Larson enjoying the Friday eveninf festivities at the Elks Club. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


welcoming sign outside the Elks Club
Check out the welcoming sign outside the Elks Club. “Welcome Class of ’56. Fifty Years and Still Going Strong”. Boy, they’ve sure got that right!!! Photo courtesy Betty Burns.
Caroline (Schramm) Mariotti, Sophie Hart, Dave Hart. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns
At the Friday night Rock & Roll Party at the Elks Club. (L to R): Caroline (Schramm) Mariotti, Sophie Hart, Dave Hart. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


Saturday, June 24th, tour of the remodeled high school
Here’s the group on the front east stairs during the Saturday, June 24th, tour of the remodeled high school. Sort of reminds me of the rush to get out at the end of the school day. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz
Do you believe we used to wear stuff like this? Roxanne (Lunn) Flurschutz came in her poodle skirt; the only one who remembered to dress for a 50’s party. Elks Club, June 23, 2006. Photo courtesy of Betty Burns.


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I remember my voice changed by 1952 and I never sang in public again. —JB ******** 1954 THE RED MILL !!!
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The great team of 1955
great team of 1955

Row 1: Mike Murphy, Jim MacKenzie, Jim Bacon, Dave Mitchell, Don Avery, Joe Fortner, Phil Swarthout, Dick Hill Row 2: Coach Stan Ruger, Fred Houghtling, Bob Cooper, Bill Hendrick, Sonny Gilman, John Lonsberry, Bill Johnston, Bill Riggs, Coach Dick Lyon Row 3: Mgr. R. Ward, Jim Prindle, Sam Obourn, J. Johnson, Bob Kenyon, L. Wilson, Bob Margesen, Mgr. R. Ellis Row 4: Mack Burdick, Phil Wesche, Jim Spowart, Dale Geffers, Bob Piscitelli, Ed Banta, Dick Morrison, Mgr. R. Leonard Missing: Bill Burns, Irwin Johnson, Lee Ludden, Bob Sizer
Coach Dick Lyon was perhaps the best football coach to coach in Wellsville. He had been quarterback at Colgate and wrote a Masters Degree Thesis on the split-T formation that was quoted in New York City newspapers. His theory was that with quickness and speed, the split-T could overcome a disadvantage in size. I first met him in the summer of 1953 at the swimming pool. He was there most days talking football with the high school boys. In the fall he had enough recruits to field 4 teams, Varsity, JV, and two cub teams who played each other. He scrounged old equipment to have enough, I remember old leather helmets kicking around the locker room. I played JV that year under coach Stan Ruger and being near sighted in the days before contacts wound up at guard. In 54 the practices started with military drill to get an entire team to move as one person. Coach Lyon would demonstrate any position, playing without helmet or pads, he could block and tackle with the best. He initiated best block and best tackle awards which would be a movie ticket or soda at Cretekos. He had all the games filmed and we had a meeting each week to review the film. After our left handed quarterback, Don Avery, lost his front teeth in a collision with a sideline bench, we all got boxer mouthpieces to wear. Coach Lyon left Wellsville after the sucessful 55 season to become head coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I rejoined him a year later and was invited to spaghetti dinners with him and his wife. Football was difficult at RPI for several reasons. I remember him saying that because of the long afternoon and evening lab sessions he had to reintroduce his team members to each other on Friday nights before the Saturday games. RPI was also a big hockey school, having won the NCAA championship two years previous. After several years, Coach Lyon left RPI to become an assistant coach at West Point. A few years later, I was shocked to hear that he had died of a massive heart attack at a very young age (about 40). I am sure that his memory lives on with all the young men that he coached. — Jim Bacon

At the end of the 1955 season, Coach Dick Lyon presented each of his players with a hand drawn “comic book” showing season highlights. This is that book.
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The “Mudders” of 1956 Line: Bill Burns, Jerry Lee, Jim Bacon, Bill Johnston, Fred Houghtling, Phil Wesche, Roger Cruwys Backs: Bill Riggs, Terry Munro, Max Burdick
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In 1956, new coach Wally LaFountain took us back to single wing football overlooking our schedule of mostly larger schools. Every game but the last was played in rain and the record was perfect….no wins, all losses. Someone later told me that Coach LaFountain won one game in six years but that is just a rumor. Does anybody know? I do know that we all grew webs between our toes that year.