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contributed by Anthony D. & Betty (Eiserman) Fulco
Reserved Seat ticket for the Shippensburg-Hanover Boys Basketball game, Feb. 10, 1953. Of note here is the name of the high school. The official name of the school was "Eichelberger High School." After the creation of the Junior High located in the yellow brick building on West Walnut Street the informal designation of "Senior High" was often used for sporting events.
Notice the official name is used on the stub of a similar ticket for an event held in the auditorium. This ticket was for the Orchestra concert held on April 9th, 1953.
Right of Passage: One of the official milestones of passing from childhood to adulthood was the attaining of a driver's license. Included here are two documents. Betty Jane's Learner's Permit and a pass to get out of class. This "hall pass" was issued on Feb. 16, 1953 and signed by High School Principal, Mr. Ray W. Gray.
Temporary Driver's License. Betty Jane passed her test.
Success at last: 1953 Drivers License
Many students worked in local stores and factories while attending High School. Shown here is a time card from the G. C. Murphy Company, a 50's and 60's version of today's department stores. G. C. Murphy was located on the square in Hanover's Downtown.
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Student government was active. Included here is a letter ordering sweat shirts for the student body. What are the chances that one of these sweat shirts is stuck in a closet somewhere.
Schedules were usually filled in by students on the first day of school in the auditorium with the aid of an advisor. Here is Tony's 10th grade schedule card and Betty's 12th grade schedule. Click on each card for larger view.
Shown here is the final honor roll for the 1951-1952 school year when the Class of 54 were Sophomores. Click on the news headline to access both columns of honor roll students.
Mrs. Leedy's 9th grade homeroom list is linked from this graphic. As 9th graders, the Class of 54 attended the Junior High in the yellow brick building on W. Walnut Street. Mrs. Leedy was the wife of Jim Leedy, wrestling coach at the High School and later Physical Education instructor at the Junior High building.
Public dances in the 1950's were important social events for teenagers. They were more formal affairs than the dances of today. The dance cards exhibited below were traditional accessories for young women in the 50's. The cards listed the time, place, orchestra of the dance and contained pages for young men to sign to reserve a dance with the young lady. Dance cards became memorabilia of romantic evenings spent with one's "bo".
February 24, 2004
I thought about trout fishing for the first time this year, and when I think of trout fishing for the first time in any year, I next pick up some of my old fishing books and leaf through them in order to start getting into the mood for some fishing.
Yesterday, I started leafing through an old fishing book that I had when I was in high school. I suspect I hadn't opened that book for over 50 years. Inside the front cover was some chicken scratching (longhand notes made by yours truly in 1952 or 1953). With some difficulty, I deciphered the chicken scratching.
This picture is a replica of the car that Bill built.
Tony Fulco's first car, a 1932 Ford Coupe (Model A) was purchased in from his uncle, Frank Giraffa, in 1952. This car had a rumble seat. Tony says that the "girls" really liked to take a spin around the square in the rumble seat.
I have ALL my report cards: Grades 1 through 12.
However, not to bore everyone with grades of Carolyn Clausen, I selected the graduations from 6th grade, from 9th grade, and from l2th grade.
I did not select my 10th year because I had a D from Miss Hamm in the subject I hated--Plane Geometry!
However you will note Cís. Both subjects I didnít have the faintest clues about: 9th grade Algebra and that @#$% slide rule every Friday, and 12th grade Chemistry. Carolyn Crooks and I sat together. He had us in the very first table right under Mr. Wertzís nose. We were nothing but trouble to him.
Love from Carolyn
Summer Reading Program - contributed by Lloyd Becker [Class of 1954]
Most of us who grew up in Hanover were involved in the Hanover Public Library's Summer Reading Program. These certificates were a motivation as well as a reward for Reading.
School Safety Patrol
contributed by Joyce Hamm Elsner [Class of 1954]
Were you a crossing guard in sixth grade? The Automobile Association of American sponsored School Safety Patrols in almost every community across the country. Joyce Hamm Elsner as contributed her School Safety Patrol membership cards from 1948 and 1949. Click here to view the Patrol Members Pledge.
Junior High Budget Ticket
contributed by Robert Frock [Class of 1953]
Budget Tickets were Junior High School student's inexpensive pass into Junior High sporting events, plays, concerts and for copies of the Junior Highway, the school's student newspaper. This budget ticket belonged to Robert Frock for the 1949-50 school year.