Class of January, 1930

About two weeks ago I was contacted by Steve Silver, who was kind enough to donate this yearbook and the June 1929 Camden High Purple and Gold yearbook to the website. The book is presented here in its entirety, with hyperlinks to pages within and outside of this website.

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Phil Cohen
April 27, 2012

Camden High School has a long and distinguished history. Many of its graduates went on to careers in public service in the city, to success in business, sports, and in the arts. As time goes by, I will be adding pictures, news articles, and other material about Camden High School.

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Phil Cohen




To the January Class of Nineteen Hundred and Thirty, we, the Purple and Gold Committee, present this record of our class with the sincere desire that it will be a cherished and loved possession forever. When in the future we shall look at this journal of our school days and recall these happy associations," we shall know that our efforts were well worth while. 


Nicholas Di Muro Vera Cornrich   

Arnold Galloppi

Betty Dickinson 

Roy Kaller 

Irma Fisher
John Leifried  Ruth Flemming 
Carroll Mish Clara Herbein 
Edward Natal Lillian Kaminskie 
William Peel Mary Keebler
William Serri

Anna Salin  

Milton Steiner

Ruth Simon  

Miriam Wilson

Clara Stewart Burrough                              B. Everett Lord        

Class Officers of 1930



Vice-President Secretary


Red and Gold

Red Rose

Forward Always

The President's Message to the Graduating Class


It seems as if our stay at Camden High School began only yesterday.

The time has come, however, when we must part. We are indeed touched at the thought of leaving our dear Alma Mater. The longing still to fight for the Purple and the Gold lingers in many a boy's heart, while the girls have formed many friendships they do not wish to break. Though we leave these halls of learning, we shall always cherish sweet memories of our experiences here.

During all of our lives so far we have been the recipients of intellectual benefits. Out of the helplessness of childhood, out of the ungainliness of youth, we have emerged into the stature of young men and women. At each stage of our progress we have found kind hands to lead us where the way was dark, and strong arms to support us where the road was rough. Now comes a change in the form and spirit of things. Henceforth, we shall not be favored as before, but we enter a world where we must shoulder our burdens alone.

As we go forth out of high school, let us step just as bravely and boldly into life's school. Thus only can we fill up the measure of our opportunities, and meet the demand of our responsibilities. May the coming years bring honor to Camden High School and to the January Class of 1930.

Rocco R. DI Muro

Elva Agin Kathryn Elizabeth Amme
2002 River Avenue 738 State Street
Margaret E. Anderson Theodore Assenheimer James Batchelor
3320 Pelham Place Merchantville 45 North 27th Street
Alvin A. Berger Margaret Elizabeth Bittner    Henry J. Blum
806 Broadway 202 Milton Street 435 Atlantic Avenue
Sylvia M. Carr Alphonso V. Cioffi Albert R. Cohen
2424 South 7th Street 325 Mount Vernon Street 840 State Street
Vera Cornrich Jean Dewar M. Elizabeth Dickinson
1272 Liberty Street 3011 Kearsarge Avenue 931 Cooper Street
Nicholas Di Muro Rocco Di Muro Anna Douglas
827 South 4th Street 827 South 4th Street 6112 Highland Avenue
Harry Falik Irma M. Fisher Ruth C. Flemming
800 Line Street 3058 Federal Street Haddon Heights
James M. Fogg Elizabeth Leah Fuhrman Arnold P. Galloppi
646 Line Street 412 Kaighn Avenue 635 Royden Street
Wilmer N. Garman Adeline Genstein Milton H. Gordon
Woodlynne 1223 Empire Avenue 635 Royden Street
Clara Herbein Carolyn S. Hess Mary Hewett
1056 Niagara Road 1368 Park Boulevard 500 State Street
Frank R. Hussong Jr. Dorothy Jones Irene J. Jones
1466 Bradley Avenue 717 Cherry Street 772 Pine Street
Leroy M. Kaller Lillian M. Kaminskie Mary E. Keeb;er
Mount Holly 1145 Kenwood Avenue Pennsauken
Harry L. Kessler Martin Landis John Leifried
1512 Wildwood Avenue 447 Atlantic Avenue 40 North 34th Street
Mildred MacWilliams William Donald Marshall Frances M. Mattson
808 North 5th Street 1631 Mt. Ephraim Avenue 2814 Carman Street
William Melton Gertrude R. Miller James E. Miller
1735 South 7th Street 1417 Haddon Avenue 741 Chestnut Street
C. Carroll Mish Anne Molotsky Ruth Moore
1383 Chesapeake Road 442 North 8th Street 855 Haddon Avenue
Robert L. Morris Clarence A. Morrison Jr. Martha Murphy
412 South 6th Street 2934 Westfield Avenue 5 North 30th Street
Edward Leon Natal Lucille M. Naudain Francis Herbert Oldham
1540 Wildwood Avenue 3183 Merriel Avenue Mount Ephraim, NJ
William Joseph Palese Kathryn Peabody William Edward Peel
302 Spruce Street Pennsauken 1420 Haddon Avenue
John J. Perrotti Jr. Morris Plevinsky Hazel Powell
1111 South 4th Street 1617 Mt. Ephraim Avenue 613 York Street
Edward D. Preston Harold A. Purnell Lois Rand
15 South 33rd Street 917 North 32nd Street 1140 South 9th Street
Mildred Robinson Pauline Ross Thomas Saccomanno
1504 Park Boulevard 799 Line Street 3418 Federal Street
Anna Salin Joseph Sbar Constantine Scarpinato
701 Royden Street 927 South 3rd Street Pennsauken
Doraine B. Schoen Margaret Schulze Isadore Serotkin
1433 Princess Avenue Pennsauken 212 Market Street
William S. Serri Mary Sexton Mildred M. Sharp
938 State Street Pennsauken 559 York Street
Esther Shectman S. Ruth Simon Milton Steiner
708 Broadway 267 North 11th Street 1226 Empire Avenue
Charles Stonaker Florence H. Stopford Lucy Viehweg
1117 Langham Avenue 1474 Chesapeake Road 1060 Princess Avenue
Beatrice Waldman Florence E. Weiss Norma A. Willard
741 Carman Street 1113 Baring Street 3322 Pleasant Street
Miriam Wilson Charles Gustav Wirshock
434 Jasper Street 1183 Thurman Street

January Who's Who 

Most Popular Girl             LILLIAN KAMINSKIE
Most Popular Boy                      WILLIAM PEEL 
Prettiest Girl                                 IRMA FISHER 
Handsomest Boy                  FRANK HUSSONG 
Best Blusher, Girl           BEATRICE WALDMAN 
Best Blusher, Boy                   ROBERT MORRIS 
Cutest Girl                              MIRIAM WILSON
Cutest Boy                THOMAS SACCOMANNO 
Best Natured Girl                              ELVA AGIN 
Best-Natured Boy                     ALBERT COHEN 
Most Bashful Girl                    MILDRED SHARP 
Most Bashful Boy           CHARLES STONAKER 
Class Athlete, Girl             ESTHER SHECTMAN 
Class Athlete, Boy                  WILLIAM PALESE 
Most Dependable Girl          BETTY DICKINSON 
Most Dependable Boy       NICHOLAS DI MURO
Class Baby Girl                             JEAN DEWAR 
Class Baby Boy                             ROY KALLER 
Best Giggler, Girl                GERTRUDE MILLER 
Biggest Giggler, Boy                       JAMES FOGG 
Class Juliet                                    IRMA FISHER 
Class Romeo                         WILLIAM PALESE 
Most Studious Girl       FLORENCE STOPFORD 
Most Studious Boy                  JOHN PERROTTI 
Class Scribe                              CARROLL MISH 
Class Artist                   FLORENCE STOPFORD 
Class Musician, Girl              FLORENCE WEISS 
Class Musician, Boy                EDWARD NATAL 
Wittiest Girl                          DORAINE SCHOEN
Wittiest Boy                              CARROLL MISH
Noisiest Girl                                  RUTH SIMON
Noisiest Boy                    WILLIAM MARSHALL
Class Orator                               WILLIAM PEEL 
Most Dignified Girl               MARTHA MURPHY 
Most Dignified Boy                ROBERT MORRIS 
Class Actor                                WILLIAM PEEL 
Class Actress                          CLARA HERBEIN 
Class Optimist             CLARENCE MORRISON 
Class Songster                          MARY HEWETT 
Most Stylish Boy                          HENRY BLUM 
Most Stylish Girl                             ANNA SALIN


The Cruise of the Good Ship "Thirty" 

For days and nights everyone had eagerly watched the completion of the good ship "Thirty." Now the time had come when everyone anticipated her departure to new and wonderful lands. Her crew had been selected from a worthy group of sailors and everything was in readiness. 
On the first day of February in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven this stout little vessel shoved off from her home shore and set sail on a three year cruise on the Sea of Wisdom. The brave sailors of this speedy vessel all hoped some day to reach the shores of the Land of Graduation in order that they might receive the cherished diploma of learning. 

The first waters over which they sailed were those of the Sea of Sophomore. These waters were exceedingly shallow and filled with many huge rocks and there were also dangerous sand bars. It was not long before they landed at a harbor which consisted of three small towns, Biology, Geometry, and Latin. These towns were very strange. The streets were intricate and complex and all of the members of the expedition had a hard time making their way through them. Several of the crew became lost and it was necessary for the ship to leave without them. There were not many memorable occasions in that first year at sea. The sailors and officers were strange to one another and the sailing was difficult. Although the journey was hard, no one expressed his desire to turn back. 

One morning the crew awoke to find itself at the mercy of a cruel, relentless storm. It was in the nature of a typhoon, but was called Exam. The wind howled and tile waves covered the decks. Several brave sailors were washed off the decks and met their awful fates in the foaming waters. For long hours the storm played havoc with the gallant vessel until at last it abated and the sturdy little vessel found itself. upon calm waters. All aboard ship mourned the loss of their dear comrades. 

After this storm the navigator of the ship consulted his maps and found tha t the vessel had passed from the Sea of Sophomore in to the Junior Sea. There was great rejoicing on board the ship and it was decided that they :should treat themselves by landing at one of the nearby harbors. All were in favor of landing at the City of Atlantic. When the little vessel made its way to the city and the crew was ready to embark they were met by representatives of the City of Atlantic. These representatives made it known to the crew of the Good Ship Thirty that they wished to match them in football prowess. The crew learned that this was an annual custom and eagerly made ready for the oncoming battle. 

The two teams clashed on the City of Atlantic's field and the spectators were thrilled with the marvelous playing. The crew of the good ship "Thirty" cheered their team on to victory. The proud crew carried their team all over the town and left the city amid much rejoicing. 

The crew boarded the ship and made whoopee at a huge party. The ship was decorated with the gayest of decorations. A great orchestra furnished music for the jolly crew and a wonderful time was enjoyed by all aboard the ship. 

One morning, at the beginning of the third year at sea, the trim little vessel sailed through a strait of water and then found itself in an immense body of water. This was the Senior Sea and was the last body of water which the ship had to pass through before reaching its destination. 
The sailors discerned in the distance a spot of land from which poured forth smoke and loud noises were audible. This was known as the town of Physics where one had to undergo severe tortures. Some of the crew embarked there and were immediately met by weird Watts, Ohms, and such queer creatures as Dynamos, and Commutators. Very many of the crew were so sorely wounded that they had to remain upon this land until they could be picked up by some other vessel. 

The third year of the voyage was the best of all. Everything passed in perfect harmony. The Christmas season was gaily celebrated on the vessel. Holly and berries decked the sides of the cabins and there was exceeding joy. Thu crew had diminished some from the original number and only the most sturdy had remained until now. The stout ship had stood the wear and tear or the year well and it was a proud crew which sailed on her. 

The records of the members of the crew were all checked up. Their pictures were taken and placed in the log book of the ship. Everyone looked forward to the nearing of the ship to the Land of Graduation. 

At last the goal was reached and the experiences of that day, when all aboard ship received the coveted diploma, will never be forgotten. The three years' cruise on the Sea of Wisdom had been successfully completed by the good ship "Thirty." 


Class Will

We, the members of the Class of January, 1930, being somewhat in a daze because of the rush of examinations and graduation, are daily in expectation of sudden demise. In view of this situation we wish to bequeath a few of our possessions, both material and imaginary, to those we leave behind us. Our expressions, though flippant at times, are none the less very sincere. 

For all that Miss Burrough has done for us during our stay here, we can offer nothing but the assurance of our sincere gratitude and appreciation of her efforts. 

To Mr. Trembath we leave our many thanks for the helpful interest he has taken in all phases of our activities. 

To Mr. Lord we dedicate this book with the hope that it will be expressive of our gratitude for his aid in all our class and school activities. We also leave to Mr. Lord the big black box of Physics experiments for classes to come. 

We present to Miss Wilson all the bethumbed copies of "Song Sheet No. I" which for three long years we have passed and repassed. As we are sure that she will never again be able to lead these songs without thinking of how beautifully the January Thirties sang them, so we are certain that we shall never sing them again without thinking of Miss Wilson. We shall remember with gratitude the long faithful hours she spent in teaching us and coaching our speakers.

To Miss Blaisdell, Miss Creveling and Miss Littlejohn, we leave our many thanks for their aid in organizing our class activities.

To Miss Jones we leave all old ad copy, the printer's bill, the June Committee, and, greatest of all, our appreciation of her work in the production of the Purple and Gold.

We wish to state our appreciation of Miss Warner's dedication of her time and effort toward the successful publication of the Record. We hope (but with many doubts) that the graduation of our class will not appreciably weaken the ability of her staffs to come. We bequeath to someone, we know not whom, Carroll Mish's skill in editing our school magazine. 

We leave a wish that Miss Carey, Mr. Danaher, Bob Marsh and all their helpers may find some way to keep the halls and lunchroom in order, after the graduation of Nick 
Di Muro, Betty Dickinson and the other Seniors with their dignity. We leave to the new officials all our trusty door blocks and red tickets. Our advice is to use the former well and the latter seldom. 

To the football team we leave our congratulations for their fine work this fall. We give to next year's captain all of Bill Palese's ability as captain of the team. May he use it to lead Camden's team to the Championship! 

To Mr. Wythes we leave our IV 2 bookkeeping sets, as they are undoubtedly the best he has ever received. In case this bequest is ever misused, they revert to the descendants of the Class of January '30. 

To Joe Newmeyer we leave all of Rocco Di Muro's dignity as the President of the Senior class. We also bequeath to him some of "Mush" Plevinsky's freckles, for who ever heard of red hair sans freckles?

We give to our graceful cheerleaders a box of thumbtacks to be used in securing the treacherous rug on the auditorium platform. 

To Mr. Fox we leave all of the school's troubles of a material kind to be straightened out. Please, Mr. Fox, don't let the band uniforms shrink in any rainstorm. 

We leave to the student body all remaining school dances, lunch checks, book cards, plays, copies of "Macbeth" and "Midsummer Night's Dream" and the wooden canary (Sparerib's successor) in the lunchroom. When it comes the time for you to leave all these things to the other classes, distribute them fairly and well as we have tried 
to do. 

Throughout our lives we in this class, now about to be scattered, will carry with us something that we bequeath to no one, our own pleasant memories of Camden High School life. Rather than bequeath our memories we leave the hope that everyone will acquire the same feeling for the school. 

Signed and sealed this day, January 31, 1930. 



After Graduation .... 
It's Your Alumni Association 

You Seniors, who have so nobly upheld the admirable tradition and activities of Your Alma Mater during your four years of undergraduate life, will find in the diversified activities of your Alumni Association an opportunity to "Carry On" in the best interests of your school, even after you have graduated. 


Whether you are an athlete, a journalist, a class-leader, an organizer, a Thespian, or one who is musically inclined, your Alumni Association welcomes you and urges you to join with it in its great co-operative program for the betterment of our school. It will be thru Alumni functions and contacts, that your High School friendships will be continued, so .... 

Enthusiastically Support Every Alumni Program and Make the Great Camden High School Even Greater 




January Class of 1931 

Abrams, Mildred 
Adelman, Harold L. 
Agnew, Mary 
Albright, Stanley
Allen, Constance 
Arensberg, Milton 
Asbell, Milton B. 
Austin, Romuald 
Ballinger, Elbert
Ballinghoff, Evelyn 
Barker, Kathleen 
Barto, Charles 
Bass, Edith 
Bates, Gilbert 
Benton, Ada 
Biddle, Ralph 
Bird, Frances 
Black, Andrew 
Blair, Mary 
Blom, Charles 
Blomquist, Lorence 
Bontemps, Harry 
Boone, Dorothy
Bukstel, Max 
Bush, Eleanor 
Butherelli, Thomas 
Butterfoss, Cairl 
Calio, Josephine
Capella, Basil
Carey, Helen 
Carlson, Carl 
Carlson, Ethel 
Carson, Harry 
Castellano, John 
Chambers, Paul W. 
Clifford, Florence 

Collar, Anna 
Comegys, Pearl 
Comfort, Joseph 
Corn, Alice 
Cowdery, Lillie 
Cramer, Florence 
Culley, Helen 
Danien, Edward 
Dellerson, Donald B. 
Dellmuth, Dorothy 
Denker, Mildred 
Dewees, Kennard 
Dobson, Samuel 
Douglas, Jean 
Domm, Albert 
Dreher, Emily 
Dubins, Elsie 
Dunbar, Lester 
Duncan, Dorothy 
Dziatkiewicz, Mary 
Eisenhardt, Russell 
Emmerick, Fanny 
Epstein, Samuel 
Farr, Thelma 
Fawcett, Eleanor 
Ferber, Ruth 
Fields, Albert 
Finanger, Kaare 
Fish, Constance
Flenard, George 
Fluke, Florence 
Fogel, Jean 
Foley, Joseph 
Fols, Florence 
Franklin, Ira 
Garwood, Ethel 

Gaschnitz, Mathilde 
Gassel, Reba 
Gelman, Esther 
Glassmire, Dorothy R. 
Grear, Miriam 
Gricco, Charles 
Halsey, Robert C. 
Harris, Alice 
Harris, Arnold 
Harris, Robert 
Hartman, Vincent 
Harrop, Esther 
Hattel, John C. 
Hawking, Anthony 
Hearn, William 
Helhowska, Stella 
Helmbold, Jennie 
Hess, Frederick, Jr. 
Hicks, Mary 
Higgins, Walter 
Hill, Harold 
Hovsepian, Almas 
Hughes, Thomas 
Hutchinson, Myrtle 
Hunt, Margaret 
Ivory, Lillian 
Ivory, William 
Jansak, Elizabeth 
Johnson, Edgar 
Johnson, Evelyn 
Jonsson, Arvid 
Kilberg, Yetta 
Krakon, Edna 
Kretschmer, Dorothy 
Kumfert, Pauline 
Leff, Murray


Lennox, Margaret 
Lewis, Milton 
Lichter, Frances 
Lieberman, Milton 
Lindsay, Alma 
Loeble, Elmer 
Lovitt, Thurman 
Mack, Florence 
MacRae, Ellen 
Maier, Mabel Lee 
Manning, Kathryn 
Martin, Josephine 
Megronigle, Walter 
Melnik, Mitchell
Merkle, William 
Miller, Charles 
Miller, Lillian 
Miller, Margaret 
Mooney, Earl W. 
Moore, William R. 
Moppert, Charles H. 
Morgey, Marigold 
Moyer, Elizabeth 
Munroe, Helen 
Neiman, Watson 
Nicholson, Woodrow 
Nitka, Theodore 
Nittinger, Irvin 
Norris, William 
Obus, Julius 
Odensen, Lillian 
Odlen, Max 
Ogle, Bertha 
Old, Doris 
Olsen, Edythe, 
Ostlund, Astrid 

Otto, Edward 
Patton, Katherine 
Perks, George 
Petersen, Anna 
Plevinsky, Isadore 
Plotnick, Esther 
Poganitz, Joseph 
Potter, Elizabeth 
Pratley, Violet 
Price, Alexander 
Proscheck, William 
Ratener, Beatrice 
Reed, Helen 
Reed, Helen 
Rehmus, Phillip 
Reid, James 
Ricco, Mae 
Richter, Sophie 
Roberto, Anthony
Rodenbeck, Herbert 
Ross, Edward 
Ross, Harry J. 
Ross, Louis 
Rudolph, Ruth 
Sbar, Mildred 
Schard, Harry 
Schumann, John 
Schwab, Harry 
Schwartz, Harry 
Segal, Edwin 
Selfridge, Jack 
Serri, Humbert 
Sexton, Dorothy 
Shaen, Lillian 
Sherman, Anna 
Simon, Joseph 

Siris, Sydney 
Smith, Hamilton 
Smith, James A. 
Soffer, Florence 
Soistmann, Fred S., Jr. 
Spector, Frances 
Spector, Israel Jerome 
Spiegel, Helen 
Stevenson, Charles 
Stockman, Emma M. 
Storm, Walter 
Stotsenberg, Ralph M. 
Stoudt, Alice 
Stow, Morton 
Stringer, Marian 
Tarter, Miriam 
Teitelman, Bennett
Tomar, Bessie 
Toye, Clifford 
Vogel, Norman 
Waeckel, Anna 
Waisban, Olga P. 
Waldman, Jacob 
Watson, Richard 
Weeks, Dorothy 
Weeks, Thomas 
Weinberg, Leon 
Weiss, Marie 
Wells, Miriam F. 
Wenz, George 
Wessel, Bernice 
Wirth, James 
Witkoski, Josephine 
Woldman, Isadore 
Wyatt, Clark 
Wyatt, Samuel 
Zaleski, John 




The Purple and Gold Committee dedicates this page to those who have advertised in this book. The Committee urges all students and friends of the school to extend their patronage to the advertisers whose names appear in the following list: 

G. Russell Atkinson, D.D.S. 
Ruth Babette 
George Bachmann 
Banks Business College 
Harold W. Bennett 
Beringer, Pharmacist 
Samuel H. Blank, D.D.S. 
Bleakly, Stockwell and Burling 
Breyer Ice Cream Co. 
Broadway Merchants Trust Co. 
Camden Lime Co. 
John H. Carroll 
Century Press 
Edwin Field Crane 
Elmer Deputy 
Frank DeViney 
Friant Music Co. 
Clarence Fuhrman 
Goodman's Pharmacy 
Henry H. Grossman 
Reu A. Hand, D.D.S. 
C. M. Heritage 
Francis G. Homan 
William F. Huff 
Jack's Confectionery 
Victor A. Lotier 
W. H. Lucas 
Lyric Flower Shoppe 
Dr. Hubert MacGeorge 
Harry M. Mendell 
Miller, Costumier 
Luther M. Mkitarian, D.D.S. 
Morrison's Market 
Carlton J. Murray 
New Bowling Casino 
Pavonia Ice and Coal Co. 
Peirce School of Business Administration
Max Reihmann, Jr. 
Rose Beauty Shoppe 
Schiff' s Stationery 
Joseph Schlitz 
South Jersey Law School 
Steelman Business School
James R. Sudler 
C. H. Sullivan 
James M. Thoirs 
Victor Talking Machine Co. 
Walt Whitman Hotel 
Ware Truss Co. 
West Jersey Trust Co. 
Carl E. Widell 

H. Zamsky