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Mining & Mechanical Institute, class of 1948
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These MMI photos from the yearbook Minamek come from Don Snyder via Ed Merrick. The programs for the school play and Commencement come from Billy Kuklis. Thank you to all.
MMI 1948 Faculty
First row. Andrew J. Stofan, mathematics and languages; Edward F. Sokolowski, mathematics and band; George H. Perot, social science and English; John P. Evans, physics, algebra, and mechanical drawing.
Second row: Victor S. Weiss, history and coach; John Polinsky, English; Arthur N. Van Horn, chemistry and shop; A.C. Fray, Latin and science. Pastor of Park Methodist Church of Freeland.
First row: Robert Akers, Robert Bittner, James Brennan, Robert Casper, Jay Confair, John Danner, John Denion.
Second row: Carl Baran, Gerald Boyle, Nicholas Calello, Joseph Chaykowski, Paul Corazza, Harry Davis, Arthur Dezagottis.
Third row: John Diaz, William Feaster, Donald Fisher, Robert Gavinski, Robert Jones, Ray Kostick, Neil Llewellyn.
Fourth row: Jack Eikov, Murray Feingold, William Fox, James Heckler, John Kallessar, John Kuklis, August Marchetti.
Fifth row: Joseph McCulla, Joseph Michel, John Ravina, William Schaub, Herbert Schultz, John Singer, George Stecker.
Sixth row: Edward Melnick, Steve Mischissin, Leonard Sabel, George Scheers, Anthony Sidari, William Smith, Thomas Witchie.
Seniors who were not residents of Freeland and the North Side were Baran, Danner, Dezagottis, Feaster, Feingold, Kostick, Sabel, Scheers, Schultz, Sidari, and Stecker.
Charles Mesmer, custodian; Helen Evancho, office secretary.
Principal and Board Director
At left, Lambert E. Broad, Principal.
At right, F. Edgar Kudlich, President, Board of Directors. Chief mining engineer, Glen Alden Coal Company. MMI Class of 1917.
Other members of the Board: G. John Bruger, attorney; Joseph G. Saricks, president, East Foster Coal Company; Wilmot C. Jones, general superintendent, Jeddo-Highland Coal Company. MMI Class of 1910; Daniel M. Coxe; Arthur M. Young, research scientist; Richard L. Bigelow, attorney; Walter E. Kahler, cashier, Citizens Bank; Haydn Owens, superintendent, Lehigh Valley Coal Company; Clifford K. Zierdt, manager, Pennsylvania Power and Light Company; Irving Abrams, manager, Freeland Manufacturing Company. MMI Class of 1930; and Ralph H. Woelfel, contractor and builder. MMI Class of 1910.
The program for the 1948 school play "Bachelor's Wife" comes to us courtesy of Billy Kuklis. The 8-page program contains ads showing support from many familiar local businesses.
The Commencement program includes lists of the graduating students and the Board of Directors, Advisory Committee and Faculty. It comes to us from Billy Kuklis.