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DEDICATION: Blessed Brother Solomon: p. 6


Curriculum: p. 14

Language Department (Phonetics Studio): p. 14

Marriage Preparation Course, Fr. Gorman: p. 14

Political Science: p. 14

Business Administration: p. 14

Radio (Photo): p. 48

"La Salle Loyalty Song": pp. 114-115


Bro. Gregorian/Gregory Paul (President): pp.10, 14, 65

Bro. George Lewis (Vice-President): p. 10

Bro. Erminus Stanislaus (Dean): p. 11

Bro. Gerardian Joseph (Registrar): p. 11, 14

Joe Verdeur (Olympics): p 98-101

Bro. Didymus John, picture bottom left: p. 87

Bro. Geradian Joseph, picture bottom left and bottom right with tv circuit: p. 82

Photo: William Green, Representative of 3rd Congressional District p. unknown

Bro. Edward John (Bursar): p. 11

Roland Holroyd, Professor of Biology: p. 15

Walter J. Brough, Class of 1949: p. 24, 64-65

William Francis X. Coffey, Class of 1949: p . 26

Glendon Robertson, Jr.. : pp. 48

Bro. Ephrem Clementian, picture top left: p. 68

Bro. George Thomas: pp. 71, 80

John McIntyre p.107 (Olympian)

Coaches: p. 110 /Charles McGlone, Head Basketball Coach /William Haeffner, Head Baseball Coach /John Bratten, Head Crew Coach /Daniel Gallagher, Head Tennis Coach /Robert Courtney, Head Golf Coach /William Devlin, Head Track Coach /Frank Wetzler, Advisory Track Coach


Benilde Hall: p. 7 and 54-55

Leonard Hall: p. 7 and 40, 53


Junior Week: pp. 62-63

Blue and Gold Ball: pp. 66-67

Harvest Dance: pp. 70-71

Letter from mayor of Philadelphia, Bernard Samuel: p. 98

La Salle track places second in the Mid Atlantic States Championship, pp. 104-105


Varsity Club: pp. 87, 89

Basketball: pp. 92-97 and 108

McCarthy stadium, picture top: p. 99

Swimming: pp. 99-101, 109

Tennis: p. 106

Golf: p. 106

Crew: p. 107

Intramurals (softball, basketball, touch football): 111-113

Clubs and Organizations

Student Government: pp. 58-59

Masque (Drama Club): pp. 60-61, 89

Bro. Erminus Stanislaus, picture top left, presenting junior class key: p. 62

Collegian (School Newspaper): pp. 64-65, 89

EXPLORER (yearbook): pp. 68-69, 89

Podium Society (Music Club): pp. 72, 89

Accounting Association: pp. 73, 89

National Students Association (NSA): pp. 74, 89

Premedical Society: pp. 75, 89

National Federation of Catholic College

Students (NFCCS) (Bro. Dominic Augustine): p. 76 and 89

Social Science Club: pp. 77, 89

Radio Workshop: pp. 78, 89

Sigma Beta Kappa (Fraternity): p. 79, 89

Student Council: pp. 80, 89

Adoration Society (In second year of existence): pp. 80, 89

Glee Club: pp. 81 and 89

International Relations Club: pp. 82, 89

Radio Club: pp. 82, 89

Photographic Society: pp. 83, 89

Economics Club: pp. 83, 89

Historical Society: p. 84

The Gavel (Debating Society): pp. 84, 89

Philosophy Club: pp.85 and 89

Doernenburg Society (German Club): pp. 85, 89

Out-of-Towners (Non-Philadelphia Resident La Salle Students), first organized in 1947: pp. 86, 89

Newtonian Society (Science Club): pp. 87, 89

Equestrian Society: pp. 88, 89

Bridge Club: pp. 88, 89


Data initially organized by Bro. Joe Grabenstein, February 1, 2007. Data entered by Stephen Childs [student worker], March 11, 2008. Additional data entered by Jen McShane [student worker], February 16, 2009. Data entered into Digital Commons by Alex Palma [student worker], September 14th, 2012.

Explorer 1949

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