Academy of Our Lady of Peace - Villa Montemar Yearbook (San Diego, CA)

 - Class of 1954

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Laughing Waters leads through Apache's happy hunting grounds: Divisions Page Counselors . 5 Tribes . . . 11 Apaches . 13 Aztecs . . 24 Incas . . . 28 Comaches . . 32 Councils .......... 37 Great Council ........ 38 Council of Mother of Great Spirit . 48 Council of Games ...... 54 Council of Communication . . 62 Council of Elders . . . . .66 Family Council . . 68 Arts ..... . 74 Make-believers . 76 Sand Painters . . . 80 Chanters . . . . 82 Tom-tom Players . . . 84 Thunderbirds . . . 86 Page Two Maid Guide on '54 Trail . 3-' yi ,ati W, 19,551 5581511 igitsi x J' L .xv ,V vi! M xnxx, S5 .I 4. I i ,f Lv, K ,Ib ff I .jf 'tl K , 4. 4-K JA IL' I 2 lf! fi fi A V' Q V 'J "Wai, T." J 1 ff f J' i 'if 'fffflr Jiffy. 'xo aww? 4 if - I ' , j'giijiA'?' 'W Y , U, ts O .1 ml Q53 M! Q, O ,Q Mmwmww QQ qw 522 wg: H2 32912 Ra Mfzwm Q izfagxefzafzez Q WN V 1 e Q w fi H LLi,s,EAfJ5w' W gf? ,E :5MS L" ,,g,Jm MW . ,, sri? , WLM .Z , n ' if 2 5' W1 J 1 N 1 ':f.::::. ,-fx. WH V 'fi ' .312-,Zvi 3, Q ,, j fs. 0-f 'ri Counselors ' . - A :gf , iii? . w Q a ,,,, , 'ff-J. , J L cZ'A"" f25"'-Z .. , f'f7'f""":s xp! ' f" A' - ' X ' ' ,Qu L -1 , Q is MOST RlfYl'iRlCND CHAHLICS F. Buddy, D.D., Bishop of San Diego, is pictured lleftb as he leaves the Academy auditorium ou December lT, where he watched COME LET US ADORE HIM, this ycaifs Christmas play. HIS l'iXlllCLl,ENCY llower leftl chats with annual staff members outside the chapel after the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which he celebrated September 9 to open the school year. Left to right are Margaret Greggs, art editor: Ruth Costello, business manager, His Excellency, the Bishop: Linda Mcilarthy, editor-in-chief: and Maren Moser, photography. 'swf N-...M at - N X S X .- -. mg.i,, Qggwfy i t ., W f A V - , V ,Q Q , ,H ' Qf . .E yiliw new "H GLX "iii . VM l11,v 'xy 'ii His Excellency Counsels Apaches 'wif' fihsgmgzf finesse nf Sam Eiegn Q M M Vs! 1528 Qfnurtlkcanmuz , . . . NH Sian Bzegn 1, zrlrfnrmax Feast of the Annunciation 1954 A Cordial Blessing to the Graduates of Villa Montemar: Our Lady of Fatima you hail as Queen and Heavenly Mother. To her Immaculate Heart you dedicate your scholastic career entrusting to her maternal understanding the deep-sea-Soundings of your own immortal souls. To be sure, you envision your Divine Lover in her anus. With both Mother and Son you are beautifully identified, no wonder Our Lady of Peace Academy has always been blessed with an atmosphere of serving the Lord in gladness. Linked with this cherished distinction and stimulated by the impact of corre- sponding grace, rightly portioned to the needs of the individual, is the reali- zation that the work of the Holy Spirit must be succeeding there because joy, the fruits of His seven-fold gifts, comes to those who seek Him and to those who find Him. Thus firmly established and victorious over every foe and fear, you know spiritual values. Applying them you can wield tremendous powers to help dispell the current darkness and confusion. Be then a kindly light to seekers after truth. Sincerely, 'I' The Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy Bishop of San Diego PageSeven f J' f Laughing lT"rzter.s .corttemplzzles Counselors' lflslgllflfl. APACHES, COUNSELORS, SISTERS of St. Joseph of Garondelet, coming from St. Louis in 1882, have for seventy-two years taught in the Dio- cese of San Diego. Though founded in LePuy, France, in 1650, the Sisters have stalled schools and hospitals in the United States since 1836. Mother Aileen Francis, principal Sister Garmela Religion IV, music Religion 1, English, journalism Alawque Sister Rose Louise ...........,.......,.,........... Latin, science Religion ll, Spanish, mathematics, typing Slster Rita Franclf , , , D , Christian Family Living, drama, vocal, art Slster Tereslta """""""'A"" """"'"""""'A"""""'A M USN: Sister Anne Gertrude ....................,......... Grades 7, 8 Sister Robertine Sister Marie Pierre ............... Grades 5, 63 French Religion 111, history, civics, sociology Sister Veronica Jean .......,......,........,......... Grades 1, 2 Sister Paula Francis ............ Kindergarten, music GOUNSELORS SISTER TERESITA and Sister Rita Francis fleft to rightl admire blossoms along the driveway in front of the Administration Building while Sister Veronica Jean, Sister Marie Pierre, and Sister Anne Gertrude examine trophies won by Varettes, grammar school varsity, for volleyaten- nis and basketball. Page liltkjlll' 2 UMD PAUSING AT Valle are class co FBESHMEN KAREN UVROM Cleftj and Beverly Wahl show high school religion instructor. Reverend James l'. Regan, Academy grounds. Starting in November, Father Regan visited each class weekly, discussing marriage with the seniors and the Sacrament of Penance with the juniors. ln the freshmen and sophomore classes he explained the Ten Commandments and the Mass, respectively. Early in January, Father was transferred to the staff of St. Bernar- dine's High School, San Bernardino. DELIVERINC A MESSAGE from the school ollice, Flor- ence Morzinski interrupts third and fourth grade studies to talk with Mrs. James P. Welle, class teacher. Miss Mor- zinski, ,53 Academy graduate, assumed the position of school secretary in September. She is accompanied by Miss Jacqueline Bowles, gym instructor, who will explain the fundamentals of volleyball during Mrs. Welle's absence. Graduating from VILLA MONTEMAB in '51, Jackie has been teaching: physical education at the Academy for three years. REVEREND JOHN DESMOND smiles as senior prexy Barbara McGowan points out in her religion hook where Father Regan left off. Beginning January 13, Father Des- mond replaced Father Regan as assistant pastor at St. Mary's, National City, and also took over his teaching assignment at the Academy. Every Tuesday Father makes the trip from the Bay City to VILLA MONTEMAR to in- struct the four high school classes. THE casino on the way to the Point overlooking Mission unselors Sister Carmela fleftl Sister Mar aret Alaco ue Y , U 5 , , A Q q , Mother Aileen Francis, and Sister Bohertine. E fav mg' ix 33.2 Alam fx! Q, 'Q' 591 'Xa 44 S- X f x Ten Moons Pass Swiftly SEPTEMBER ON SEPTEMBER 14, 170 girls entered VILLA MONTEMAR to begin the '53-'54 school year. Initiations, senior and fresh- men, took place September 22-23 respective- ly. ASB oflicers, elected last June, planned ALOHA LUAU, the traditional welcome party which was held on September 24. Girls, who enjoyed refreshments and afterwards viewed a movie, wore leis to lend color to the occa- sion. After the members of the four classes became better acquainted, they chose officers later in the month. OCTOBER BLUE OCTOBER 1 BLUE referring to the color of new uniforms girls donned for the first time during this month, but cer- tainly not to the spirit with which they were worn. On the seventh of the month, the first student body meeting of the year was called to order by president Carol Crommelin. All Academy officers mel weekly beginning Octo- ber 20 to discuss school problems and to work out solutions. N 0 V E M B E R NOVEMBER 8-14 MARKED the celebra- tion of American Education Week, during which OLP featured Open House from 8:30- 3 p.m. Students contributed by writing es- says and presenting forums and panels bringing in the theme, GOOD SCHOOLS ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY Book Week, November 15-21, was also specially observed by Academy. Classes elect- ed chairmen to plan and arrange book dis- plays. Seniors from OLP and St. Augustine's dramatized Richard Sullivan's novel, THE WORLD OF IDELLA MAY. DECEMBER YULE SEASON WAS ushered in by the annual Christmas play presented by the sen- ior class. The traditional candlelight proces- sion through the grounds followed the pro- duction. Another pre-Yule activity enjoyed by classes was the ASB Christmas party. After individual class parties, the girls assembled in the auditorium and gave prepared enter- tainment. On this same day, December 18, school closed for Christmas vacation. JANUARY SCHOOL REOPENED january 4. KINGS FOR A NIGHT, annual Father-Daughter pro- gram, the fifth of its kind, was held in the auditorium, January 21. Approximately 94 fathers escorted their daughters to the affair, which lasted from 8-12 p.m. Highlights of the evening included a volleyball game be- tween fathers and OLP's varsity, a commun- ity sing, refreshments and dancing. Students buried themselves in books during Exam Week, January 25-29. FEBRUARY FIRST OF FEBRUARY opened the sec- ond semester. Books were exchanged for missals during the three day retreat, Febru- ary 3, 4, and 5. OLP Alumnae Association presented a Literary Evening Friday, Febru- ary 26. at 8 p.m. in the Academy auditorium. The proceeds of the evening, in which stu- ents took part by modeling in a fashion show covering the period 1890-1950, was used to- ward a partial scholarship to Mount St. Mary's College. MARCH MISS MARY LOUISE Hickey, solo drama- tist, entertained students with I REMEMBER MAMA, Monday, March 8. Vocation Week was observed March 15-19 with several guest speakers addressing the student body. Per- haps the largest undertaking of the ASB was the mid-Lent Fiesta, March 28. A spaghetti dinner, booths managed by the various gram- mar and high school classes, and a dance provided the means for raising funds to con- vert the recital hall into a student lounge. A P R I L DURING THE FIRST week of April, a more formal organization of a Student Coun- cil was begun. A committee was formed to draw up a constitution for the school. By the following September the committee hopes to have a school handbook written also. POINT OF NO RETURN, the senior play and biggest dramatic production of the year, was enacted for four performances -- April 29, 30, May 1, 2. OLP students and friends gave their wholehearted support in attendance. MAY AS ONE OF the final farewells to the senior class, the juniors gave the Junior- Senior Prom in their honor May 14 at the La Jolla Country Club. Young hopefuls com- peting for scholarships to the Academy were hosted by the frosh on Saturday, May 15. Concluding an eventful week-end, May 18- 19 featured the high school music students in the annual Recital. JUNE SENIORS WERE TESTED for the last time during the first week of june, while underclassmen took final exams the follow- ing week. Class Day, when departing seniors will "treasures" to lower classes, was June 4. Commencement exercises were held Mon- day, June 7, at 4 p.m. for the seventeen members of the class of '54. Oflicers for the coming year were elected, and school oHi- cially closed June 11. Pagf Twelve Class of '54 APACHES IN THEIR freshman year adopted Snake Eye, an Indian doll, as mascot. Leading the Apaches, Snake-Eye won honors in the Sophomore Sircus, and broke all records in the Miss OLP Contest of '53. FOLLOWERS OF SNAKE-Eye as seniors elected president Barbara McGowan, vice-president Alma Flores, secretary Ruth Costello, and treasurer Linda McCarthy. WITH A DEVOTION that graduates promise to be of life-long duration, Our Lady of Fatimais feast, Octo- ber 13, was marked by Mass and Holy Communion in the morning, and a party at Pernicano's Pizza House in the afternoon. LIGHT BLUE, LONG sleeve pullover sweaters were donned November 20 by the Class of '54, Navy blue and white emblems showing an Indian chief won the admiration of underclassmen. WITH AN EYE to the future, Apaches visited Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, and San Diego College for Women during the second semester. Tea and campus tours of these two colleges helped graduates- to-be in the planning of the coming year. LONG ANTICIPATED, A four day ditch-day-a week-end followed by Washington's Birthday together Ruth Costello noted for her ready blush . . . enjoys eating, dancing, swim- ming, "Why Do You Have to Go Home?" forever dieting...dislikes people who call her "Ruthie,' and com- ment unfavorably about a '46 blue Plymouth... will miss singing the school song and Christmas candlelight proces- sions. ..plans to enter nursing college next fall. ..last heard saying, 'LI didn't mean it THAT way-reallyll' Annual Staff, IV F" WN 'K ,- at if f Pu A B5 f? s Laughing Waters on big day, June 7 with the "day"-proved every bit as wonderful as ex- pected. A trip to Descanso and the Bishop's Lodge brought experiences in camping out, horseback riding, with the last day on the beach at Del Mar rounding out a perfect holiday for seniors. FOUR DAY RUN of POINT OF NO RETURN, April 29, 30, and May 1, 2, more than repaid Apaches for long tedious hours of practice preceding actual performances before full houses. HIGHLIGHT OF THE social calendar, the Prom, May 14, at the La ,lolla Country Club has become a memory to be treasured by Apaches for years to come. FACES WERE SERIOUS at the Baccalaureate Mass at St. ,loseph's Cathedral, June 6, as seniors realized that a very important milestone in their lives had been attained. THEN LONG LAST, robed in cap and gown, Mass and Holy Communion in the Academy chapel, June 7, followed by breakfast and entertainment provided by freshmen, twelve years of school ceremoniously brought to a close with graduation at 4, the Class of '54 received diplomas from His Excellency, Bishop Buddy. Class Secretary, IV GAA Slzuffleboard Commissioner, IV Class Volleyball, III, IV Class Basketball, III, IV Apostolic Committee Chairman, IV Zftixsivsiaifkla 2- fi! N Gil iii? B 5 frm 11 1 To the strains of S'Pornp and Circu,m.slance." comniutes from Coronado daily in her ,118 Chevy . . .ASB prexy . . . likes clothes, dances . . . started fellow seniors har- monizing on "Cross Over the Bridgei' on Ditch Day . . . hates "whiney" people . . . doesn't want to leave the class of '54 . . . planning on marriage and a large family after finish- ing St. Vincent's College of Nursing in L.A .... NI never laughed so hard in all my life!" ASB Presideni, IV Class President, III Honor Roll, 1,I1,I1I,1V Class Secretary, II Villa Staff, I, II, Associate Editor, IV Apostolic Committee Chairman, III ti?E',: her south of the border charm captivates all . ..known for her hospitality. nconvertilmles foccupied, of coursel are a main interest, while people who continually complain pro- vide a pet peeve... enjoyed going on errands in her Hill- man lVlinx . . . remembers gay noon hours with classmates . . . hopes to become a world traveler. Class Vice-President, I. IV Class Secretary, III Clee, I, II, III Class Volleyball, I, II, III, IV Oar Ladyis Committee, I, IV Class Baslretlwll. I, II, III .W l I l 'z known under a variety of nieknanies.. .artistic talent evi- flencefl in paper. yearlm0oli...likes to play the piano, but not when people insist she play a song: she doesift know... spends much time at her neighborhood Thrifty Drug Store .. .will miss Father llesni0n4l's religion Classes . . .future plans inclnrle College, marriage and a family. Iflasx Volleylaall. III, IV Clrzxx Baslfellnall. III. IV Annual Staff. IV Dranzazifrx, II, III. IV Senior Play, IV Villa Art Eclilor. IV Liz . . . always has a warm smile for everyone . . .very inter- ested in il yellow Convertible with a white top, also Cuya- maea Lodge . . . pet peeves include playing men's parts in dramatic presentations and that operator who says, "Your three minutes are up" . . . will go to college and major in elementary education . . . can he heard asking, HWl1at,s your troulxleifil Smlalily Vice-I'refe1:t, 111, IV ASI? Pin, IV Villa Staff, IV Senior Play, Boalf Weelf, IV Volleyball Varxizy, I, II. III, IV Baxlfellxall Varsity. I. 11.111, IV M-e-..,,., 1 Page Fifteen Page Sixteen has the rest of the seniors envious of her many study classes . . . spends a lot of these generously putting up bulletin boards . . . often shares her fabulous lunches with hungry Apaches . . . long, long hair for graduation . . . writes much in her spare time. . .likes dancing, "Tenderly'7 . . . will at- tend college and study science. Honor Roll, I, II, III Bulletin Board Chairman, IV Dramatics, II Prom Committee, III Prom Singing Group, II Glee, I, II shy and retiring-until you get to know her . . . possesses a ready laugh . . . enjoys Field Days, Ruth's original version of the mambo, and coming to OLP dances with fictitious men such as 'LErnestine7s cousinw . . . loves to brag about her year- old-brother to Apaches who now accept him as a boy wonder . . a family is her main ambition. Class Volleyball, IV Class Basketball, IV ASB Pin, IV Prom Committee, III Dramalics, II Giee, I The long awaited day always doing something for someone . . . enoys the Four Aces' version of "Stranger in Paradise," giving advice over the phone, science . . . will miss all the friends she's made at OLP.. . plans to attend Mount Saint Mary's Col- lege in LA on a scholarship . . . can be heard saying urgently, 'Tre just got to talk to youlw Honor Roll, I, II, III, IV Villa Staf, I, II, III Quill anal Scroll. III Class Vice-Prexi1lent,II ASB Treasurer, III Class Treasurer, IV Barh...a bell in one hand and a box of raisins in the other . . . likes Hgxymfl Laguna, Hhlake Love to Mew and life in general . . . attended every OLP dance -barely! . . . will miss those noon joke-telling sessions. . .hates to hear the words "I won't be coming down this weekend, Barlfi... wants no less than eight children in her future family. Class President, IV Class Vice4Prcsi4Ient. III Our Lazlyis Com mittee Chairman, III, IV Dramatics, II, III, IV Honor Roll, I. II, IV Villa, IV ...A Wm. 11 414.1 nf , Laughing Waters receives diploma. Ernie . . . arrived in her junior year . . .thinks the mail serv- ice from Nogales to San Diego could be improved . . . d0eSn't care for the way Americans play her favorite song, '5Per- fidiaw ...will look back and remember biology, the proms, and most of all, the class...interior decoration interests her as a future as Well as business administration. Glee. III ASB Pin, IV Dance Committee, III, IV Class Cheerleader, III Varxity Manager, IV Claxs Basketball, III. IV Cathy... tries to add to her stature by very high heels . . attended so many schools in her younger days she knows practically every sister in the Carondelet order. ..likes to ride in '47 blue Studebakers . . . pet peeve - people who are slow when she is in a hurry.. .would like to teach pri- mary grades. Honor Roll, IV ASB Pin, II. III, IV Dramatics, II, III, IV Inner Circle, II, III, IV Villa Staff, III Clee, II Bev. . . usually seen readying the VILLA for the printer.. famous for her after parties . . .could dance to Glenn Miller's L'lVioonlight Serenade" for hours . . . interested in peoa ple-all kinds, also 'La man you can wear heels with" . .. will miss rehearsals for Father Aherne's plays . . . willl attenil San Diego College for Women . . . Q'Crazyli' Villa Staff, I, II, III, Editor, IV Bank of America Gold Cup Winner, IV Honor Roll, I, II,111, IV Quill and Scroll, III, IV ASB Vice-Presizlent, IV Senior Play, Boolr lfeelr. IV Pat . . . divided Class opinion when she cut her long brown hair . . . knows a lot about Cuyamaca and vicinity . . . draw- ing is a favorite pastime...dancing rates high, as do 'il Thousand Stars" and g'Harlem Nocturne"...avoids people who habitually criticize . . .intends to go to college for n degree so she can teach elementary school, Class Volleyball, III, IV Clasx Basketball, 111, IV Art, I, III, IV Senior Play, Cliristmas Play, IV Dramalics, II, IV Our Laflyls Committee, I, II Page Nineteen Page Twenty Bea . . . gets things done in a quiet, eflicient way . . . devotes much time to her main interest, the Sodality...kept up a lengthy correspondence HDeep in the Heart of Texas" never grows tired of listening to HPS. I Love Youw . . . who can blame her for not wanting to be called Besa-trash? plans on a secretarial career, then marriage. So1laIityPrefecl, IV Sodality Secretary. III GIee,1,II Drama, II, III. IV Bunk Week, IV ' Clam Teams, III. IV Char . . . won't answer to Charlotte . . .has a never-ending supply of energy . . . sports-minded, especially basketball and, of all things, track! ...loves to dance, especially to "Till Then" . . . "helpful" friends who never come through are hcr pet peeve . . . wants to major in elementary education at Santa Barbara College beginning next September. GAA President, IV Annual Stajjl, IV Villa Staff, III GAA Secretary, III Varsity CII eerIea1Ier. 11 I,'Iu.v.t Bz1sIfe!I1r1II,I, 1I,III,1V Oowned for the occasion Dot or Debby. . .has a smile in her voice . . .finds time to read hooks and keep up her letter-writing at the same time . . . doesnlt like people who put off answering letters . . . thinks the traditional May Crowning too beautiful for words .. .enjoyed dances at Academy, especially the proms . . . looks forward to a career in teaching. Class Volleyball, IV Class Baslretball, IV Varsity Manager, IV Clee, I, II Dramatics, II, III, IV Inner Circle. II, IV goes out of her way to do favors . . . devoted to the arts... excels in voice, drama, festival soloist in Ford Bowl . . . not too fond of long-term assignments . . . taste in music runs from anything operatic to her favorite popular song L'Secret Love" . . . will miss St. Joseph Day trips to LA . . . desires to teach voice. Honor Roll, II, III, IV Dramatics, II, III, IV Masic,II,III,IV Glee, II Villa Staff, III, IV Inner Circle. II. IV x - 1 " wffase. ws tm as APACHES CIATIILEEN MUEHLEBACH lleftl and Dorothy Weber discuss with Father John Desmond MAR- RIAGE FOR KEEPS, a reprint from INTECRl'I'Y MAGA- ZINE. Covering only marriage in his lectures, Father Des- mond tries to help prepare seniors for married life after graduating from high school. In choosing a partner for life Father helps thc girls understand how to make a lasting selection. On days when Father is not present seniors learn from their home room teacher what will be expected of them in the world. Shaping toward future Catholic citizens, the class of 754 studies papal encyclicals on world conditions. WITH THE AID of a recorder, seniors fleft to rightj Alma Flores as Duncan, Margaret Greggs taking the part of Macbeth, and portraying Lady Macbeth, Charlene Ste- phens put on tape direct quotations from MACBETH by William Shakespeare. Acting out the play in English IV, each member of the class had an opportunity to give a dra- matic rendition of individual excerpts. Along with MACBETH, Romantic and Victorian periods as well as Contemporary Writers play an important part in the senior English cycle. Fourth semester oral book reports had a fifteen-minute time limit. MAKING CLASS MORE interesting, seniors give civics reports at the portico near the swimming pool. Talking from notes, Anne Whitlock fcenterj speaks on a current topic treated in ten different issues of AMERICA. to which each member of the class subscribes. Apaches put many hours of preparation into these five-minute talks. Beverly O'Connor tleftl and Barbara McGowan await their turns, wishing they were as far along in the report as Anne. Second semester term papers, written on a topic treated in one or more papal encyclicals, also proved a challenge tc determined Apaches. I'AR'l'IlIIPA'I'ING IN THE Spanish program given De- cember 12, in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe fleft to rightl Barbara McGowan, Beatrice Sadulski, Alma Flores, and Mary Elizabeth Hurley, members of Spanish II, dance LA BAMBA. Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe, por- trayed by two students, were pictured in a tableau scene. Highlighting the same program were dances and songs characteristic of Spain, South America, and Mexico. ELEVEN SECOND YEAR Spanish students receive LA LUZ, a newspaper printed in Dallas for pupils studying the Latin American language. Individual attention, because of the size of the class, was given for the perfecting of accent. ANOTHER SMALI. CLASS is biology, where the limited numher permits the group to make numerous trips on and off campus. Pictured here is the class on such an excur- sion, this one on Academy grounds. Ernestiue Mix lkneeling leftl. holding a geraniurn leaf, is trying to de- cide whether or not it is saw- toothed or scalloped. Amlzer Inzunzu talso kneeling? re- gards her decision with skep- ticism. Ruth Costello and Lin' da McCarthy istandingl smile knowingrly. for their hooks tell them that the leaf is really palmately lolmed. Fel- low seniors knew when Tues- Lfzuglzing unlIff'l'S rewolvfed for fzarzl xtluly. S'l'UDlCN'liS OF SPICIUND year French, Anne Whitlock, lfrnestine lllix, and Aznlrer lnznnza retire to the kitchen in St. ll21lll0l'lIlPAS lo prepare a tasty lfrench delicacy. Anne reads the original recipe in lfrench, while Amlxer mixes the lIlgll'PtllPIllS, the dessert consisting mainly of fresh oranges and 3411221111 Ernestine supervises the actual cooking. BECAUSE THIS CIASS is so small-it is pictured lierc in its entirety-its memlrers may engage in such projects. During: cold winter months, they withdrew to AtlIIllI1lSll'iltlUIl Building parlors lor class, and with the arrival ol spring they could oltcn lre seen conjugating irregular yerlrs outdoors near the swimming: pool. Sl'iNlUll 'I'Yl'lS'l'S lll'iA'l'RltIl" Sadnlski Clcltl and ffarol lfrommelin triglitl lend a hand to l'atricia Pratt, who is diligently cleaningl lll'l' typewriter. Carol assists her by remoxing the key cover while Bea stands ready with licr lrrnsli: l'at prepares to apply typewriter cleaning fluid to the keys. livery day at l:3U ID.lll. scniors learn not only to type. lint also to care lor their inacliines. :Xpaches type to music to increase speed and to inzrintain a steady rhythm at the same time. days and Fridays had arriycd. for then the four biologists might he found with anything from grasshoppers to worms or frogs. "Study maketh a maid wise." AS THE JUNIORS returned in September, the class of ,55 realized that their long cherished dream of becoming upperclassmen had come true. Wel- comed by their new home room teacher, Sister Rob- ertine, the girls prepared to embark on their third year of high school. FOUR CAPABLE GIRLS, elected as class officers on September 23. Floradel Green, president, Mary Jo Norman, vice-president, Maren Moser, sec- retary, and Bonita Fleetwood, treasurer, welcomed the new members in the class. Newcomers were in- troduced to the class patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and the class mascot, Ferdinand. DURING OCTOBER, juniors made preparations for ordering class rings, gold with a red stone bear- ing the school crest. AMBITIOUS JUNIORS LED by Dolores Dowd and Evelyn Olsen worked hard at their Book Week ASSEMBLING A RELIGION bulletin board related to their study of the importance of the Holy Ghost's inHuence on the writers of Divine Scripture are Theresa Balsamo, Yolanda Contreras, and Patricia Crowley. Junior religion classes, this year, dealt chiefly with the work of the Holy Spirit in individual souls, in the Church, and in the com- munity. HOLDING PINS AND blue letters, these three ambitious juniors smile, hoping that as a result of their apostolic work, their classmates will heed the quotation from St. Jerome: i'To be ignorant of the Scriptures is to be ignorant of Christf, display, uKingdom of Biographiesf, which received the first place as the most originally decorated ex- hibit. WHEN THE YULETIDE season arrived, seven juniors were pleased when asked to participate in the Christmas festivities by playing parts in the Christmas play, December 17. Before enjoying Christmas vacation, beginning December l8, the class of '55 took part in the ASB party, followed by a class celebration. RETURNING IN JANUARY with added enthusi- asm, juniors eagerly planned the Miss OLP contest. After a hectic week of casting votes the victor to be crowned the Miss OLP was junior Joanne Wantuch. Her coronation dance, HEARTS IN SPRING-TIME, was sponsored by the junior class, February l9. SHOUTS OF JOY echoed from the junior class- room, March 2, as the long awaited junior rings ar- rived, now displayed proudly by juniors, assuring them that they are truly upperclassmen. OPENING WITH MASS and followed by breakfast, the juniors began their celebration in honor of Our Lady of Good Counsel, April 26. A pot-luck luncheon was enjoyed at noon, at which the conversation was centered on prospects for the com- ing Prom. T. Balsamo C. Borgerding Y. Contreras P. Crowley J. Cummins S. Dawson D. Dowd M Farrell B. Flourie G. Graham T. Graham M Harrigan AT THE BEAUTIFUL La Jolla Country Club the juniors paid their official farewell to the seniors when they presented the Junior-Senior Prom. May 14. After an enjoyable evening of dancing, juniors realized that in the space of a few weeks they would become mighty seniors. AS A FINAL class project, the junior drama class presented the play, DUB LADY OF FATIMA, on Maryis Day. May 28. On June 7, at graduation the juniors dressed in pastel formals formed the traditional Guard of Honor for the seniors. The joys of junior year are past, but in a short time the happy days of seniors will be theirs. F. Green, M. Norman, M. Moser, B. Fleetwood, president vice-president secretary treasurer J. Henehan L. Hernandez .l. Hersey C. Irvine A. Kane D. Lesher .l. McDonagh P. Miller AS MARCARITA VVALLACE prepares to mark an ac- cent while scanning a line from Virgil's epic poem, the AENEID, Jean McDonagh and Joan Henehan smile their approval. The AENEID ranks among the greatest literary works of all times and is a very important part of the ad- vanced high school Latin course. CONTINUING THEIR THIRD year study of Latin, seven juniors have spent this year examining the works of the famous Latin authors. These girls feel that in studying Latin they gain a better foundation upon which to build a modern foreign language. Latin, they believe to be of value as a disciplinary measure, for a cultural background, and as a means of attaining mastery in English. FIRST YEAR SPANISH students, Patricia Miller, Joanne Waiituch, and Marie Prinos, exhibit unique Spanish art pieces. Their attention is focused on a red and white bull, made in Mexico, representing their class mascot, Ferdinand. By closely examining brightly colored pottery vases ob- tained from south of the border, the girls develop a finer appreciation of the artistic abilities of the Spanish-speaking countries. Sister Margaret Alacoque, instructor in Spanish. believes that a study of the Spanish people themselves, their customs, and recreation is as important to the students as learning their language. AS A RESULT of a French vocabulary bee, students of the first year French class retired to the Point, where cokes were served by the losing team to the winners, refreshing their tired minds. Proud of their victory, Mary Beth Harri- gan and Charlene Borgerding offer a toast to their defeated opponents, Jean Weber and Louise Myers. The conversation at the get-together drifted to the absurd possibilities of the junior French students ever arriving in gay Paris. These girls have taken an active interest in the culture of France and have enjoyed analyzing the quaint customs of the French peasantry and nobility. R. Morey M. O'Neill M. Sanders M. Voigt WITH THE CHRISTMAS holidays ended, jun ior chemistry students Evelyn Olsen, Susanne Ryan, and Mary .lo Norman remove the unusual decorations from the Christmas tree in the chem- istry lah. Susanne reaches for the glass funnel used as a top piece while Mary .lo friglitl looks on in amusement. Evelyn holds an angel made from filter paper which she designed when the tree was first decorated. A Bunsen burner, with its long cord trailing behind, took the place of the usual electric train which encircles the base of ai Christmas tree. Some of the more unusual deco- rations were chains of red and lmlue litmus paper, various colored measuring spoons, and pieces of rubber tubing. J. Muehlebach A. Osornio E. Singh M. Wallace P. Mulcahy M. Valle B. Snow J. Wantuch l.. Myers E. Olsen C. 0'Mah0nv D. Piccolo M. Prinos S. Ryan P. Stufller C. Ozuna R. Vitale J. Weber V. Williams X, 3 w rs Wllllili STllDYlNC THE Revolutionary Vllar period juniors were aided hy copies of the original documents which included the Declaration of lndependence, the Con- stitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. Pat Mulcahy lleftl, lean Muehlehach, and llcverly Snow find that they must handle these crisp parchment papers with particular care. While examining scrolls. the girls noted with interest the peculiar spelling and odd shaped letters. The Declaration of Independence showed the many cor- rections rnade hy Thomas Jefferson before he arrived at the final draft with which we are familiar. fl0N'l'ElNlPORAliY POETRY BOOKS constitute a large part of the first semestc-r's work in third year English. ln the above picture, Margaret Farrell finishes her typing. while Gail Graham and Louise Myers discuss their coin- pleted hooks. As a result of compiling information on con- temporary poems and their authors, the girls ohtain a deeper appreciation of modern poetry. lfndiscovered artists were revealed when some of the poems were illustrated with stndent's free hand drawings. Besides an opportunity to display their ingenuity, juniors also became more familiar with the technique ol' library research in doing necessary reference work. Their hooks also fuliilletl specifications for a regularly printed hook, preparing: them for similar assign- ments in college. -u.. svn. 7 Ig? Second Year Studies Incas Invade -s Lauglzmg Waters becomes a book worm. EMERGING FROM THE lowly ranks of freshmen, forty OLP students returned to school in September as high and mighty sophomores. Followers of Melvin under the supervision of Sister Margaret Alacoque, home room teacher, welcomed the new year with joy and enthusiasm as they were proclaimed winners of the first seasonis Sodality banner, October l, for best start in Christmas 'card sale. CONTINUING FROM WHERE they left off as freshmen, they were determined to keep their colors flying by being co-operative in any school function, generous at all times, and living up to the expectations of the faculty, of other classes, and of their own class. Succeeding, they received first place in the high school for selling dinner tickets and chances for the Fiesta, March 29. ST. MARIA CORETTI, class patroness, encouraged them toward the latter part of the year as resolutions were sometimes forgotten, or school routine was becoming tiresome, but especially in their stage debut in GHOSTS OF CENTERVILLE, April 2. Soph-Senior picnic, May 27, at Green Valley Falls, was their last activity on the yearas calendar. Looking forward to their two remaining years, and to the future that awaits them after graduation, girls will return in September to continue their fine record. First column M. Basulto C. Bolen A. Dolan M. Fitzgerald M. Hill Second column J. Collura J. Douthitt S. Garcia M. Johnson Third column E. Dibos G. Evans V. Godfrey K. Kennedy WI'I'H THE LIFE of Christ as their example, sophomores tried to attain a clearer knowledge in their religion class. third period. of the purpose for which Christ Came to redeem them. STUDY OF THE Jews' preparation for the coming of the Messias included the many prophe- cies. prototypes. and ceremonies of the time lie- fore Christ. HOPE. SUPHOMORI-I YIH'l'LfE. comes into focus at the time of the Nativity, and during the early life of Christ as well as during His pulnlic' life. T0 Il,LLTS'l'RATE MORE graphically the life of tlhrist fleft to rightl, Eileen Dilmos, Silvia Garcia. Carolyn Bolen, and Anne Marie Dolan give their ideas on diagrams of the temple of .lerusalem. and maps of Palestine made Ivy their classmates as a special assignment. FINISHING WITH CHRISTS Passion. Death, and Ascension, the religion course continued with the Nlass. the enactment of Calvary. Throughout the year. practical applications were made to sophs' daily lives. R. Ereneta I' left l , president .I. Kerkhoff R. Mackay .I. Martinez, vice-president K. Lemke R. Malanga Y. Seiler, secretary P. Lewis E. Mandolf M. Viielle, treasurer M. Mahedy .l. Monson BOOK JACKETS, AN added feature of No vember hook reports, were displayed at the eighth annual Book Vileek program, November 21. POSTING COVERS MADE hy English stu- cntsd lleft to rightl. joan Douthitt, Karene Leinke, and Mary Pat Fitzgerald admire work- manship of tive sophomore entries. General ap- pearance, context, and originality were three quali- ties on which class judging was hased. CIORIIEIIT USAGE OF transitive and intransi- tive verhs, active and passive voice, is one phase of English II grammar studied last period of the day. Grammar comprises one-half the English course, alternating each quarter with literature. l.l'I'ERA'l'L'l'IE BOOKS -IRE made hy sopho- mores in connection with units on narrative poetry, biography, and the essay. Class sessions are used in the reading of selections followed hy partieipa- tion in discussing individual interpretations. TIIROUCHOIQT OLP VOC.-XTION Week oli- servanee. March I5-24, English students explored a new field-news writing. Following the talk of each day's guest, sophs submitted one hundred word articles to he criticized hy fellow class- mates and English instructor, Sister fiarmela. f r - E- ---- - Vfgaa ,, ,,,,, , f - .. -. ' lt f"f 1 .f.f. ' ,X ,-4 at . ef f ' X ff gy' If A' A 1 he right 67L1iiTOHT77,87Lf.f P. McLaughlin fleft column? P. Raymond B . Rivard P. Thompson B. Miller S. Reyes S. Robinson M. Waters R. Murguia F. Richardson J. SL. Martin S. Weinstock M. Padberg E. Riley S. Smith D. Wolff HFOOD, FOOD," IS the usual cry of forty hungry sophs as the l2:l5 bell announces the noon period. Strains of CEE, A THOUSAND STARS, I, and HERE are heard as brain ten- sions and cobwebs are cleared by the singing of popular hits. HTHIS IS WONDERFULV, or Htake it awaya' is the comment as sophs make classmates victims of home recipes. BRAVING UNUSUAL CALIFORNIA weather Cleft to rightl Barbara Rivard, Martha Basulto, Veronica Godfrey, and Rosemary Malanga share Barbarals polo coat, while recalling humorous class occurrences resulting in general laughter. HSKIRTS SHORTERV' HWHY turn that way'?,' and 'LHow many chapters were we to haVe?'? are among lunch-period comments. Newest fashions with examples of modern dance steps plus last minute assignment preparations are greatest time- consumers. NOON TIME ALSO offers opportunity for GAA tournament participation plus the feature singing of uHappy Birthdayi' to some joyous individual. Livelier moods tend to make sophs return to child- hood games of "ln and Out the Windowf 'Tar- mer in the Dell" and "London Bridgefi -.? - --f -if --- ff- f l l SOPHOMORES FIND Sl'1Yl'lN'l'H period a time to learn where modern world policies and govern- ments found their beginnings. lNS'l'lll fI'l'l'iD lla SlS'l'lfll lioliertine, modern history comprises the study of autocratic' rules and their effects. The l'rotestant Revolt witll its evils and lieresies comes into the history picture as the ffatholic' lieforniation centered around the floun- cil of 'llrent COI1lllillS the spreading of l'1'otestant- ism. The industrial, financial and commercial revo- lutions continue during the year with nationalism, patriotism, and democratic rule ending the course. Allliltlil-X MAGAZINE l7lSi1l,'SSED on Mon- days lmy a panel relieves the regular course. Form- ing the panel are fleft to riglitl Mary Catherine Waters, Margie Welle, Doris Wcmlff, and Sara Anne Vlleinstoc-lc with news and editorials on current events of main interest. PLANE CEOMlC'llRY OFl"lCIil'lD a challenge to sophomores as Sister Margaret Alacoque taught rectilinear figures, the circle, proportion, and areas of polygons. APl'l.YlNC PHOOFS TO modern day strut'- tures tleft to riglitl, .loan St, Martin, Valerie Seiler, Sylvia Robinson, and l'at Thompson in- spect pictures while arranging elass bulletin lmoard. QUO'l'lNG PROOFS AND theorems plus con- structions and solving of prolmlems occupied the time of this first period class. With the use ol knowledge of theorems and proofs, and with the help of their tools, the ruler and compass, parallel lines, congruent triangles, equal sides and angles, proportional triangles, may easily lie determined. ACADl4llNlY'S l.A'l'lN ll course comprises the study ofiflaesans CALLIC VVAH COKllNllfNTAR- IES, sentence construction, written and oral re- ports on Roman life, plus timely reviews of liatin l. BEFORE A'l"l'lfMPTlNC 'l'RANSLA'l'lONS, review of moods, voices, deelensions and rules to- gether with study ot Caesaifs life lays a founda- tion for future knowledge of Roman camps, mili- tary ranks, and strategies of generals. Caesar's accounts of Roman-Gallic warfare liusies sophs, who say in determination, "lt must make sense." Latin had its reward as the viewing of the motion picture, .llll.lUS CAESAR, 'l'hursday, April 8. HVENI, VIDI, VIII," is the motto of Latin Il students fleft to rightl Rachel Murguia. Patricia Raymond, and Mary ,loan Padlmerg, leaving OLP's library weighed down with reference books. Sophs prepare for their third quarter assignment on Roman topics. Research is needed to use fully the five minutes for oral talks, and for a mininuun five hundred words in composition form. RECOGNITION OF lNDllll'lCT questions, pur- pose, results or substantive clauses were all taken up in learning sentence construction 4'Tlie verli always ends the sentence" is one rule that will never he forgotten! tit.. .mms Lx, ,M itewwt vmas-may H t f COURTESY! COOPERATION! APPLICATION! Observance of School Regulations! These words were to become very familiar to the new freshmen class which entered OLP on September I4, l953. Led by homeroom moderator, Sister Carmela, and class olhcers, frosh have endeavored to live up to the Academy standards set by those who preceded them. GATHERING NERVOUSLY IN the locker rooms on initiation day, September 23, the girls awaited the mighty seniors who would outfit them for the ordeal. Walt Disney would have been right at home among Cinderella and the Seven Dwarfs that came forth. On that day of days, Hmad dogsi' also roamed the campus, accompanied by other strange looking creatures. TO PROVE THAT all things come to an end, seniors welcomed frosh to the Academy on the fol- lowing evening, September 24, at HAloha Luauf' the annual welcome party given in their honor and thanked them for their good sportsmanship shown during initiation. AFTER FINISHING THEIR study of the lit- urgy of the Church, freshmen Sue Ann Adkins lleftl, Eleanor Salcido, and Mary Arnold are sketching a chart showing each Sunday in the Liturgical Year. Eleanor, using the color for Ad- vent, paints the lirst weekis section. Later the girls will label this division of the Church Year giving information on the Sunday, date, and important feasts occurring within the week. PRECIEDING UNIT TWO, OLR ILLISTRAT- ED GUIDE ROOK, in which they traced the Liturgical Year, freshmen studied OUR GUIDES TO OUR GOALS: REASON, A NATURAL GUIDE, AND FAITH, THE MASTER GUIDE. FROSH ALSO DISCUSSED OUR SOURCE AND OUR GOAL, GOD and LOVE, PRIDE, AND THE PROMISE, in which they learned more about Creation, the Fall, and the Promise of a Redeemer. Freshmen completed the religion course with DIVINE AIDS IN OUR QUEST and THE RULES FOR A SUCCESSFUL QUEST. First column S. Adkins M. Bigg M. Chambers M. Dugan C. Gagnon W. Laughton Second column M. Arnold M. Birkel M. Cazares C. Elias B. Herrero D. Lerwill Third Column E. Avila A. Rorja D. Daniel R. Fendlay Nl. Hunt R. Mackay Fourth Colum n Nl. Berry ,l. Celiceo M. Despars D. Funcke E. Inzunza A. Mallett gag.. HOLDING THEIR FIRST class meeting on Oc- tober I4, frosh elected officers for the year: Patricia Holloway, president, Beverly Wahl, vice-president, Gwynne Tunney and Virginia Puller, secretary and treasurer, respectively. THIS MEETING WAS followed by another, Oc- tober 28, when the class chose their patroness, St. Therese, Little Flower of Jesus, and mascot, Cyrano. By asking St. Therese for guidance and by imitat- ing her little way, the girls felt that they could be- come better Christian women. Voting as one for pixie Cyrano, the class hoped to achieve the true unity of pixie clans. SINCE ENGLISH HELPS students to gain in- formation through reading and listening, and to share it by writing and speaking, freshmen Eng- lish students, after reading stories in PROSE AND POETRY, held panels in which selections were discussed. IN A CAMPAIGN to eliminate "abs" in oral talks, Winnifred Laughton fleftl and Collette Paderewski fashioned a red dunce's hat with the word HWizard of Ahsl' printed in blue across the front. The girl who in oral reports was guilty of saying Wah" the most was crowned Wizard for the day. HERE COLETTE TRIES to crown Winiiifretl, who protests. DURING THE FRESHMEN year, students read short stories for enjoyment. In the nine units favorites were WITH A MERRY HEART and SO MUCH MAJESTY in which students enjoyed selections by Lewis Carroll, O. Henry, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Robert Browning. 'fx-X Not to luxe any time-on the way to WHEN STUDYING EUROPE before modern times, freshmen found that they often have to do map research. Margie Despars lleftj, Mildred Chambers, and Marina Cazares consult globe and maps showing the area around the Mediterranean Sea in connection with the unit on the Roman Empire. AFTER COMPLETING A study of earliest civilizations, Greece, and Rome, students advanced into the Middle Ages. In this section they discussed the Barbarian invasion, the work of the Church, and the Crusades. As quarterly assign- ments, each student read a novel or a section from supple- mentary histories pertaining to the period they were then studying. Concluding their freshmen course, frosh consid- ered the Renaissance and the Change to Modern Times. While reading these units, they learned more about those who led the revival of interest in classic culture. ' class. P. Holloway, B. Wahl, G. Tunney, V. Puller, president vice-president secretary 5 Q' ..,,., .-.-- -2 in " treasurer 4' -,.,.,,, I 1 f A y ,... - ' . .-.-. ,. .. t . Q... 1 -,t er ' ' -' H, 1 rt -2 .. 3 I 2541? 13245 If :ga V ...,.. , . , , 'W If , , f , j Le Z yf A, ' I y , .... ,,,.,. , . In I Q My .1 QQ! me f 3: , . 4 www Laughing Waters, the student! RISING TO THE occasion on the first two days of the '54 VILLA MONTEMAR drive, frosh ob- tained IOOW participation. Eachgstudent brought in an order or patron for the annual. Rewarded for their hard work the following week, frosh received senior privileges for a day. LAST DAY OF school before the holidays, De- cember l8, was also the day of the freshmen Christmas party. Gwynne Tunney, dressed as Santa Claus, distributed the many gifts exchanged by frosh. Afterwards the girls feasted on ice cream, soft drinks, and candy. RETURNING TO SCHOOL, January 4, this month was highlighted by the GAA snow trip, Father-Daughter night, and semester examinations. IN EARLY MAY, freshmen were hostesses to scholarship examinees. Hoping to win a scholar- ship to OLP, these girls attend various parochial WHILE STUDYING GRAPHS in algebra, Della Daniel flefti, Barbara Fendlay, and Donna Lerwill demonstrate their ability to show the abscissa and the ordinate of a point. These girls smile, because although they find it diffi- cult now, they know that the mastery of graphs will help to raise the algebra mark on their report cards. FRESHMEN HAVE LEARNED to find the value of X in an equation, to locate points in graphs, to factor, and to work with binomials, polynomials, and trinomials. Algebra is included in school curriculum because it sharpens the mind, and proves invaluable to those preparing for careers in the business world. First column D. Martin L. McNeil H. Monge Second column A. Martinez R. Mello M. Moreno schools in San Diego. After the examination fresh- men hostesses and their guests toured the campus, then had a buffet lunch. FROSH ENJOYED A swimming party on May 29 given for them as a reward for working to make the Fiesta a success. ONE OF THE last momentous events of the year for frosh was the senior breakfast. Following an Academy tradition, freshmen treated the graduat- ing class of 754 to breakfast. Discussing various menus and practicing correct serving for days ahead prepared frosh to entertain departing seniors. CAUGHT IN A whirl of final examinations, then relaxing on class day, the freshmen class found their first year of high school closing, leaving many pleasant memories. And just think, when they re- turn to the Academy they will be sophomoresl Left to right ,I. Murphy A. Najar O. Osornio C. Otzelberger First column K. Ovrorn B. Rosas N. Salmon Second column C. Paderewski S. Rosenberry B. Schlegel Third column J. Pereira C. Rouyer N. Singh Fourth column S. Rocchio J. Ryan S. Smith Fifth column M. Rojo V E. Salcido V. Stackhouse M. Stover IVI. Tiernan J. Tomer N. Valx erile DURING A LATIN I vocabulary spelldown which took place before mid- term examinations, Bertha I-Ierrero fleftl, Mary Jane Tiernan, and Mary D. Dugan held their own. Girls ap- plauded as the bee ended with Mary Jane Tiernan the victor and Nancy Sal- mon, runner-up. While in their freshmen year, girls learn Latin grammar, vocabu- lary, and study the five declensions and four conjugations. After struggling with participles, infinitives, and the parts of speech, students will conclude their first year of Latin by translating the intro- duction to Caesar's COMIVIENTARIES. DURING THEIR COLRSE in Chris- tian Family Living in which they learn the art of home-making, frosh were urged by Sister Rita Francis to start hobbies as a way of making good use of their spare time. Claire Gagnon fleftl, Margery Stover, Marilyn Birkel, and Norma Singh have taken Sisterls advice. CLAIRE HAS MADE Argyle socks, and Marilyn knits, while Margery paints, and Norma stuffs animals. Also in this course, girls study food values, fabrics, and the well-known domestic arts, sew- ing and cooking. 'E . - E: '-' 35. I 5 M . '3 'iii' "' 'i lf.. i :'.. A 'alibi' I it .. wt . ' g ,,,, I 1 2 as fr .... N ss Q . -vii . ... -,f'2 ,, A if ':'P' A 'K' wins? 'Qi or it 1 ,f .L 5, sw My I 22 3? 83 EK W EA Councils Laughing Waters proudly displays Ilze ASB banner. COIVIPRISINC ASB, SODALITY, and class officers, the Student Council is the most important student group within the school. Through the Student Council, school problems receive objective con- sideration and subsequent solutions, guided at all times, however, by a faculty adviser. ACCORDING TO DEMOCRATIC procedures, the Council parti- cipates in school administration through enacting minor school regulations tlegislativej during weekly meetings, enforces these rules through standing and appointed committees lexecutivej, and punishes violations through the Student Court lljudiciall which meets the first Wednesday of the month. TRI-WEEKLY ASB and class meetings also constitute an in- tegral part of student participation in administration. WRITING A CONSTITUTION challenged Student Council mem- bers in April. After faculty and student ratification, the constitution will become the first and most important part of a student handbook which the Council plans to complete during the summer. BELOW, ASB, CLASS, Sodality, and CAA officers wait for Carol Crommeliu, Student Body prexy, to call a weekly oflicersl meeting to order. HELD WEEKLY ON schoolday afternoons immediately after school, the gatherings provide an opportunity for discussion of faculty-student and student relationships, and plans for future activities and projects. OFFICERS BRING WITH them suggestions and questions from their classmates and present them to the others for approval or revision. I Y STUDENT BODY OFFICE 1 ' ' RS, treasurer Veleta Williams fseated leftl secretary Gail Graham, president Carol Crom melin fstandingl, and vice-president Beverly O'Conn0i chosen by democratic vote lead the students in Acal , . I . 1 enn activities. DURING MORNING ASSEMBLY, Carol leads prayers after which students pledge to the Crucified Christ, salute the flag, and praise God and country with hymns and patrl otic songs. By so doing. ASB officers attempt to recall to their own minds, and those of the students the d t' s of i , . . u ie their state in life. OBSERVING AMERICAN EDUCATION Week, Novcm I y - ' ' . . mei 913, Academy faculty and students invited parents and students to a music program followed by tea in the parlors of the Administration building. Seniors Carol Crommelin fseatedl and Cathleen Muehlebach serve tea to visitors after they toured Aquinas Hallfand viewed students' work exhibited throughout the classrooms and halls. BY CIVINC PARENTS an opportunity to see the school and to meet the faculty OLP hopes to att-iin a ' ' f , . t spirit o friendliness in school-home relationships. ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY meetings, held tri-weekly, offer opportunities for both officers and students to build good citizenship, to discuss school problems and corrective solutions, and plan future events. Every member of the Student Body has a voice in school government either by giving her opinions at ASB or class meetings 0 , 1 C , r by talking to her class officers. STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN school govern- ment with the faculty who realizing that young rn' d ,d ' in s nee counsel are more than helpful in every student need and difficulty. GUIDINC STUDENTS IN school activities. offi- cers must be leaders, guides, and friends to all. BELIEVING THAT CO-OPERATION in tl ie Christian spirit is the most important factor in the school life, officers, and girls strive to be generous and willing with time and effort. ' Guest Counselors Aid in Great Choice A happy member of the student body. TO BRING BEFORE the mind of the student the importance of choosing and preparing for oneis vocation early in life, the Academy faculty sets aside one week each year as Vocation Week. During this time speakers engaged in various careers, and college students are invited to address the girls. Panel discussions stimulate interest and provide opportlinities for students to have questions answered regarding vocations, PAMPHLETS FROM VARIOUS colleges, schools of nursing, and business col- leges are made available the students. Prayer to know oneis vocation and especially for an increase in religious vocations is urged during this observance. SUPEBVISED BY RELIGION instructor, Mother Aileen Francis, seniors presented a panel on RELIGIOUS LIFE AS A VOCATION, Tuesday, March 11. Discussion leader Charlene Stephens fstandingl called upon panel members Cleft to righti Cathleen Muehlebach, Barbara McGowan, Ruth Costello, and Linda McCarthy to answer questions concerning religious vocations. SENIORS ALSO PRESENTED a skit, PARADOXICALLY YOURS, an account written by Sister Louis-Marie in the book WHY I ENTEBED THE CONVENT. Margaret Greggs portrayed a Sister before she entered while Beatrice Sadulski, pictured below, right, took the part of the same girl after her reception. The skit closed with a '54 graduate kneeling before the crucifix, accepting God's call to the religious life. Q.. sf, SSH 5' 5 :,:5: 1, 17 32' v : t.n fijjl DISCUSSING THEIR CHRISTIAN Family Living scrapbooks in prepara- tion for the freshmen panel on the home, a feature of the Vocation Week program, are fstanding left to rightj Rita Mello and Norma Singh, fseatedl Barbara Fendlay, Sue Anne Adkins, and Marijane Bigg. Under the direction of Sister Rita Francis, freshmen prepared their discussion of CHRISTIAN FAMILY LIVING AS A VOCATION presented Monday, March 15, during the 1 p.m. assembly. REVEREND GEORGE RICE, Superintendent of San Diego Catholic Schools, discusses a pamphlet on the religious life with senior Beatrice Sadulski. Father Rice ofhcially opened Academyis observance of Vocation Week with a talk on PRAYER AS THE CHIEF MEANS OF FINDING ONE'S VOCATION, Monday, March 15. In a discussion later with the seniors and juniors, Father explained the beauty of the religious life and the great need for those willing to dedicate their lives to God. MISS VIRGINIA RODEE, '53 graduate and last years ASB president fright? returned to the Academy, Thursday, March 18, to represent San Diego College for Women. With her is Miss Phyllis Libley, also a student at the College. Miss Carol Farrell, another '53 OLP graduate, and Miss Patricia Keane joined Virginia and Phyllis in a dis- cussion of the courses of study, extra-curricular activities, and social life at the College. QUESTIONS REGARDING TUITION and entrance re- quirements were also answered by the four. MR. SIMON CASSIDY, publisher of the EL CAJON VALLEY NEWS, talked to Academy girls on the prospects of A FUTURE IN JOURNALISM, Monday, March 21. Mentioning the requisites for a good journalist, Mr. Cassidy emphasized the need for a natural curiosity and liking for people. He noted that small newspapers give the beginning writer greatest opportunities for advancement. STUDENT NURSE, MISS Patricia Blumhuff ileftl ac- companied Mrs. Alice Ferguson, instructor at Mercy College of Nursing, when she talked to the student body on the values of NURSING AS A VOCATION. Misses Mary Anderson and Elizabeth Welch, student nurses, also joined in the discussion of requirements for entrance, graduate work, and social life at the nursing college. MRS. ANNE MURTHA, registrar at Kelsey-,lenney Busi- ness College irightl, was accompanied by Miss Georgiana Orozco, '53 graduate and present pupil at the college, when she visited the Academy, Tuesday, March 23. Mrs. Murtha explained courses available at Kelsey-Jenney and told stu- dents of job placement opportunities in the business world. Page Forty-one .IOANNE WANTLICIH, MISS OLP of I954, receives her gzold medal from Bonita Fleetwood, junior, during HEARTS IN SWING-TIME, February 19. Class president lrightl Floradel Green crowned Joni with a sparkling tiara of rhinestones and pearls. ,loni's escort, Saints-man Louie Lab, admires her bouquet of red roses, presented hy Mary ,Io Norman, class vice-president. THIS JUNIOR-SPONSORED dance is given annually to honor the girl chosen to reign as MISS OLP. A silhouette of an old fashioned couple set the theme for the eve- ning. Hearts inscribed with each girl's name and that ol her escort decorated the walls. Couples who entered the auditorium through a pink heart-shaped archway danced from 8-I2 p.m. to the music of Joe Eos and his Melody Makers. BEFORE THE CROWNING, girls and their escorts formed a guard of honor for .Ioni and Louie as they proceeded to the throne. Laughing Waters goes furnml. Page Forty-two I SOCIAL LIFE AT the Academy comprises a varied schedule of events. Dances, class parties, and ASB sponsored gatherings give students an opportunity to enjoy themselves and learn to cooperate with others. UPPEBCLASSES HOLD TWO formal dances on campus during the year. The Senior Prom given at such places as the La Jolla Country Club and the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club highlights the year's social calendar. IN ADDITION TO the annual initiation ceremonies, newcomers to the Academy are honored at a Welcome Party given in their honor. Class parties at Christmas bind students closer together, strengthening friendships and creating good spirit. PARENTS AND FRIENDS are invited to take part in such activities as Father- Daughter Night and the American Education Week Tea. This year the Academy spon- sored a Fiesta, a new event, which opened doors to all comers. SENIORS INITIATED JUNIORS into the social life of upperclassmen, holding the first semi-formal dance of the year, AUTUMN NOCTURNE, in their honor. BILL FINCH AND his band provided music. Miniature cattails decorated the tables while autumn leaves adorned the walls. SEATED NEAR THE dance floor are seniors and their escorts lleft to rightj Isaac White and Mary Elizabeth Hurley, Mike Devon and Barbara McGowan, Chuck Bell and Carol Crommelin, and Pat Dils and Beverly O'Connor. TO DEFRAY THE expense of the new Academy lounge, students, parents, and faculty joined in sponsoring a Laetare Sunday Fiesta, March 28. Served on the North Terrace, a spaghetti dinner drew 1200 parents and friends. Accom- modating I50 at one time, the dinner area is shown here as it appeared early in the after- noon. Freshmen who acted as hostesses seat the first arrivals. From l:30-7 an unbroken line waited to be served. An or- chestra and singers provided by TOPS restaurant enter- tained during the afternoon. ACADEMYS VOLLEY- BALL COURT assumed a fes- tive air as the throng gathered to patronize the cake booth, novelty booth, and Country Store. Soft drinks, pop corn, and cotton candy concessions also drew customers. Penny pitch, bingo, and a fish pond attracted young and old alike. Mrs. Katherine Nogal ana- lyzed handwriting as an added attraction. .IOE FOS AND his band supplied music for the dance concluding the Fiesta activi- ties in which approximately 2,000 took part. iEfss!v555Q?T452S'5i6a35ss91-Xsnwsfsf'm,1x'fxfts. t.ff,t.v,w,,'w,. , Q..-,Wt w . M U., V. . . . AFTER HECTIC DAYS of both senior and frosh initiation, ASB olhcers planned and presented ALOHA LUAU, annual welcome party given in honor of new Academy students. IN KEEPING WITH the Hawaiian theme, Linda Mc- Carthy fstanding leftl encourages hula girl, Mary Ellen Voigt, to accompany ASB vice-prexy Beverly O'Connor, ASB prexy Carol Crommelin, and Winnifred Laughton. Ruth Costello fseated leftl and Marilyn Birkel admire fresh flower and wood pulp leis worn by fellow classmates. LEADING THE WAY for freshmen, senior Cathleen Muehlebach fextreme left, top! prepares to board her tri- cycle for an adventurous ride through the lunch and play area. Cathleen, not at OLP when a freshman, had to undergo initiation with four other classmates of whom two, Ernestine Mix and Dorothy Weber, are pictured below. Starting with clothing and make-up ceremonies as early as 7:30 a.m., the girls attired in various assortments of old clothes with signs, bells, and wearing concoctions of cold cream, shoe polish, and hair set, performed until I p.m. CHANNEL SWIMMERS SWAM, cyclists cycled, and scooter enthusiasts scooted into morning assemblies, after which they bore books, buckets, and other impedimenta through Academy halls. LUNCH HOUR PROVIDED very little rest for senior initiates, as they first served lunch to those initiating, and then fulfilled requests for amusing antics. Both senior and frosh managed to keep smiles and bright spirits throughout the ordeal. MARGARET GREGGS ltop rightl casts pleading looks as her picture is snapped during senior initiation. BELOW MARGARET WATCHES two of a pack of freshmen "mad dogs" as they attempt to eat lunch before pretending to bark, sit up, and beg for dog biscuits. Page Forty-four SOPHOMORES SYLVIA REYES fleftl, Joeann Collura, Paula McLaughlin, and Gail Evans admire Mary Mahedy's nail polish set during their Christmas festivities. ACTING AS SANTA of ceremonies, Melvin the monkey, class mascot, presided over the exchange of gifts, and serving of ice cream, cokes, and cookies. AFTER GATHERING BEFORE the tree, rumored to be the largest in the high school, sophs sang traditional Christmas carols and hymns. PLANNING THEIR FIRST Academy Christmas party, freshmen once again proved their outstanding spirit of friendliness and cooperation. PICTURED ARE lleft to rightl Sue Anne Adkins and Mary Arnold accepting gifts from Santa Claus fGwynne Tunneyl, Mary Berry, and Marijane Bigg, who holds class mascot, Cyrano de Bergerac. Colette Paderewski fseatedl and Ernestine Inzunza accept Virginia Puller's offering of a box of candy, while Nancy Salmon converses with another frosh. NOT FORGETTING THE true meaning of Christmas, freshmen prepared a Nativity bulletin board fbackgroundl, reminding girls that they should prepare a gift for their Infant King. FROSH, AFTER OPENING their gifts, enjoyed cup cakes, ice cream, and cokes. ,V 'QQ l11"'l 0 """" w . .. an tf 1' . .. .- I -. U 'S , rim- '51 I7 ip f' 'af .gf-B FX FX fp? 'Z rg 931 C "9 1'-5' N 2 11. ,131-s fzvs Fl lu QW' X gi Q5 2313 'I ares, 1 ga rg .2 : '5 limit l wav 'af "M 1 if J am -QQ' il ti .2 L11 "NJ :J HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS manifested gay Christmas spirit throughout the various Yuletide activities. Following their parties, classes assembled in the auditorium to display home talent for faculty and students. SENIORS DRAMATIZED 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and then called upon presidents to accept senior gifts of pipe-cleaner com- panions for mascots. IUNIORS INTRODUCED A GAME involving MYSTERY BOXES, while sophomores acted out THE LITTLEST ANGEL. FRESHMEN PANTOMIMED CHRISTMAS carols for the audience to recognize. SENIORS BARBARA MCGOWAN ileft stand- X -S-i 9 WN, X 1 X87 fl ' V' l L Moxie , EEKsTf.fN, Laughing Waters worships at the crib ingJ, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, Dorothy Weber, Carol Crommelin, Beverly 0,Connor, Anne Whit- lock, Beatrice Sadulski, Ruth Costello, and Ernes- tine Mix "toast" the holidays with ice cream snowballs. Margaret Greggs lseated leftl, Alma Flores, Linda McCarthy, Cathleen Muehlebach Charlene Stephens, and Mary Regina Iffrig dis- play boxed Fatima medals and ice cream before the class serenaded other class parties. JUNIOR ROSE MARIE Vitale lstanding leftl lights the last candle in the class Advent wreath under the helpful guidance of Lourdes Hernandez fstanding rightl. Classmates Patricia Mulcahy fseated leftl, Amelita Orsonio, Marie Prinos, and Toni McCann pose before their white tree which was decorated with red balls, carrying out class co ors. OFFICERS SERVED TO the juniors cups of steaming cocoa with marshmallows and cookies. INVITING THEIR EATHERS to become KINGS FOR A NIGHT, Academy students and their escorts arrived on campus at 8 p.m., January 21, for the fifth annual Father-Daughter Night. Mr. Howard Rountree, father of Lois, class of '53, acted as mas- ter of ceremonies for the evening's events, which included a volleyball game between the fathers and daughters, group singing of such old favorites as BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO, dancing, and refresh- ments. RETURNING TO THE ,auditorium after pie and coffee in St. Catherine's dining hall, dads and daughters lined up for the Grand March. The stately strains of STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER soon gave way to the more lively notes of the Bunny Hop. Hidden ta.ent came to light when girls and fathers participated in a Charleston contest. Square dancing and waltzes completed the evening's pro- gram. ENGAGING IN A FRIENDLY dispute fleft to rightl, Mr. James McCarthy, Mr. Oscar Olsen, and Mr. Charles Borgerding exchange views on volleyball technique with lleft to rightl Beatrix Flourie, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, and Yolanda Contreras. In the foreground Floradel Green fleftl and Dolores Dowd flee the discussion in mock terror. WEARING HIS CHEERLEADER sweater, Mr. Harry Green, in the background, prepares to spur fathers on to victory. While the Academy varsity scored a 15-5 win in the first game, fathers proved worthy opponents, striking back in the second encounter with a I5-7 score in their favor. Page F orty-six ACADEMY UPPERCLASSMEN AND their escorts attended the Junior-Senior Prom, climaxing OLP's social activities, Friday, May 14, 8-I2 p.m., at the La ,lolla Country Club. Joe Fos and his 4'lVIelody Mak- ersi' provided music. ' SINCE THE AFFAIR was formal, decorations con- sisted of simple floral arrangements with white candles on each table. Punch, sandwiches, and cookies were served. GRADUATES RECEIVED BIDS for the prom, white, surrounded by the Villa Montemar crest in gold, together with White carnation corsages, Monday, May 3, at the traditional party given for this purpose. HELD IN PINE Grove during the sixth period, junior hostesses amused their guests by dramatizing humorous character sketches of graduating seniors. Laughing Waters receives a corsage from Snake-Eye. Page Forty-seven 4. .. Y.E,-A I Af Witt of E ar SENIORS OPENED THEIR observance of their patronvs feast, Our Lady of Fatima, by inviting the student body to a High Mass in the Academy chapel at 8 a.m. AFTER BREAKFAST IN the cafeteria, students resumed regular classes, offer- ing the day's work to Mary. In the afternoon both high school and grammar grades assembled in the yard to form the living rosary, led by Sodality moderator, Sister Rita Francis. According to Academy tradition, girls from the high school were chosen to carry banners, each symbolizing one of the fifteen decades. STUDENTS THEN PROCEEDED along Oregon Street through the front gates, reciting the rosary on their way to the North Terrace where they paused to sing hymns in praise of Our Blessed Mother. CONTINUING FROM THE North Terrace to the Point, sodalists sang the Portuguese FATIMA HYIVIN popular with the peasants of Fatima. Upon reaching the Point, BRING FLOWERS OF THE FAIREST accompanied prefect Beatrice Sadulski's crowning of Our Lady, closing the feast day ceremonies. CLIMAXING THE STUDENT body living Rosary on Tuesday, October 13, Beatrice Sadulski, Sodality prefect crowns the Blessed Mother as Queen of Fatima. Laughing Waters never misses her daily rosary. AFTER ATTENDING CLASSES conducted by Sodality vice-prefect Mary Elizabeth Hurley, fifteen girls were received into the Sodality of Our Lady on Tuesday, February 2, the Feast of the Purification. Professing their desire to be- come Sodalists before Right Reverend Monsignor Luke Deignan, pastor of St. Didacus, are Cleft to rightl Chenitza Rouyer, Veleta Willizlnis. Paula McLaughlin, Gwynne Tunney, Mary ,lane Tiernan, and Rachel Murguia. Also received were Dorothy Lesher, Claire Gagnon, Bertha Herrero, Eleanor Salcido, Mary O'Neill, Mary D. Dugan, Josephine Celiceo, June Tomer, and Sharon Rosenberry. PRECEDING THE CEREMONY, Monsignor Deignan spoke on devotion to Our Lady and the Marian Year. After their profession the girls were received into the Sodality and presented with Miraculous medals. MEMBERS OF THE SODALITY perform many spiritual and temporal projects. At the beginning of the school year, each committee chairman outlined their special work to her committee. Our Lady's Committee endeavors to promote deeper devotion to Our Blessed Mother. Encouraging members of the student body to adopt the habit of personal prayer is the objective of the Mental Prayer Committee. ADVANCING IN A stronger personal love of Our Lord through frequent Com- munion constitutes the aim of the Eucharistic Committee, while the Literature and Publicity Committee strives to keep all informed about Sodality activities, principally through the Sodality bulletin board. Spreadng of Catholicism by assuming the role of modern apostles is the work of the Apostolic Committee. SELLING RELIGIOUS CHRISTMAS cards was the Sodalityis first temporal proj- ect of the year. Other projects were the making of dolls for bed-ridden children in hospitals, talent shows, in which canned goods required for admission were sent to the poor, and religious articles sales. Through the efforts of the Literature and Pub- licity Committee, several new books were added to the library, among them THE WORLDS FIRST LOVE and PEACE OF SOUL by Bishop Sheen, and Di Marchiis IMMACULATE HEART. Christmas boxes filled with gifts and candy and decorated by members of the student body were sent to needy children. Sodalists began a stamp drive for the foreign mission apostolate where they were processed, pack- aged, and sold to aid the missions. Page F01 tj lime SODALITY OF OUR Lady participated in two works of charity during the Christmas holidays-the singing of Midnight Mass at the Marine Recruit Depot and at the Naval Station and also the distribution of food for the poor in two San Diego parishes and a Tijuana mission. A TALENT SHOW and Christmas boxes prepared by students were the means of providing these gifts for the needy. F ORTY-FIVE STUDENTS volunteered to sing Midnight Mass for San Diego service men at the Marine Recruit Depot and the Naval Station. LEAVING FROM ACADEMY front gate, 11 p.m., Christmas Eve are Catherine Irv- ine C1eftJ, ,lane Hersey, and Mary Beth Harrigan for the Marine Recruit Depot, while Jean and Dorothy Weber with Anne Kane may be seen looking out from the Naval Station bus just before departure. ADMIRING THE MANY Christmas boxes prepared by the students are ikneeling, left to rightl Evelyn Olsen and Veleta Williamsg Yolanda Contreras lstandingj, Margaret Far- rell, Dolores Dowd, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, and Beatrice Sadulski. Later, Sodality olhcers distribute these boxes to deserving poor in San Diego and Tijuana. OUR LADY'S COMMITTEE sponsored a talent show, December 14, to' collect canned food for the poor. Barbara McGowan and Margie Welle lbelow, leftl pack the cans for distribution. Features at the talent show were Dorothy Lesher fleftl, Pat Holloway, and Eleanor Salcido who did tap dancesg Char- lene Stephens, Ruth Costello, and Linda McCarthy contributed their version of PLAYMATES. ENJOYING THE LATE afternoon sunshine at the Point are Cleft to rightl Sodality officers Margaret Farrell, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, and Beatrice Sadulski, with Father Edward Collins, OMT, who conducted Academy's annual retreat, February 3-4--5. AFTER BENEDICTION ON the last day of the retreat, Father was taken on a tour of the grounds by the ofhcers and stopped at the Point to admire the beautiful view of Mission Valley. DURING THE THREE days of retreat, high school students set aside books and worldly distrac- tions, to think back over their past life, study the present, and plan the future. The daily program opened with Mass in the chapel for the whole stu- dent body. Breakfast followed in the cafeteria, and after roll call, students reported to chapel for a conference with Father Collins. AFTER LUNCH THE girls were free until the afternoon conference. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament closed the day. DURING THEIR FREE time retreatants strolled through the gardens where beautiful flowers and warm sunlight encouraged meditation. Laughing Waters devoted to Mother of Council Helps Poor, Retreats Three Days Great Spirit. 41 Page Fifty-one crowns Mother of Great Spirit. GENEROUS SODALISTS VOLUNTEERED to sing the IVIISSA BREVIS and Christmas Carols at the Destroyer Base and the Marine Recruit Depot, Christmas Eve. In February a Sodality panel was held to discuss the Marian Year and the encyclical FULGENS CORONA of Pope Pius XII. Academy students witnessed the reception of postulants at St. lVIary's Academy, novitiate for the western province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in Los Angeles, March 19. St. Ioseph's Day. Sodalists, along with the art students, presented three puppet shows to raise funds for the Tijuana mission. Activities of the Sodality came to a close with the annual lVIay procession and crowning of the Blessed Mother at the Point, after which juniors pre- sented their play. OUR LADY OF FATIIVIA. i MEMBERS OF THE APOSTOLIC COMMITTEE are shown in the Sodality room discussing projects to be carried out during the year. Seated fleft to rightl are Marie Prinos, Mary Ellen Voigt, chairman Ruth Costello, ,lean Muehlehach, and Therese Mae Graham, istandiugl Juliette Cummins, Margarita Wallace, Louise Myers, Patricia Mulcahy, Charlene Borgerding, .lane Hersey Mary ,Io Norman, Evelyn Olsen, Dorothy Lesher, and Mary Beth Harrigan. Holding booklets they are making from leaflets distributed by the Propagation of the Faith, the committee will send these to children in hospitals. FIGHTING 69TH MEMBERS in the French Room sign pledge cards that will enroll them in the organization. Seated tleft to rightl are Claire Gagnon, Cathleen Muehlebach, Theresa Balsamo and Patricia Thompson with chairman Veleta Williams giving needed directions. MEMBERS OF THE MENTAI. Prayer Committee make their daily visit to the Blessed Sacra- ment: Cfront, leftl chairman Beverly O'Counor, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, Alma Flores, Roselyn Ereneta, and Patricia Lewis: isecond row? Carol firommelin, jacklyn Kerkhoff, Dolores Funcke, and Dorothy Wfeberg fthird 1'OWl Anne Kane, Jean Weber, Joanne Wantuch, and Yolanda Con- treras, Cfourth rowl Ioan Douthitt, Maren Moser, and Hilda Monge. THE EIQCHARISTIC COMMITTEE pauses at the chapel door before entering for noon rosary. Left to right in a circle are Xlary D. Dugan, Mary O'Neill, Silvia Garcia, Gwynne Tunney, Joan Henehan, Veleta Williams, Cathleen Muehlebach, chairman Sara Anne Weinstock, Anne Whitlock, Patricia Pratt, and Aline Mallettg center, Veronica Godfrey and Mary Arnold. MEMBERS OF THE LITERATURE and Publicity Committee are grouped before the Sodality hulletin hoard: Cfront, left to right! Rita Mello, Doris Wolff, Paula Stulllerg Csecondl Carolyn Bolen, Eleanor Salcido, ,lulia Murphy, Bertha Herrero, and Valerie Seilcrg Cbackl Gail Graham, Floradel Green, Patricia Miller, chairman Dolores Dowd, and Betty Mae Schlegel. SCAPULARS ARE BEING made by members of our Ladyis Committee Cfront row, leftl Gail Evans, Paula McLaughlin, Margie Despars, Joeann Collura, and Mary Patricia Fitzgerald, iseatedl Mary Mahedy, Mary Jane Bigg, and Joan St. Martin, fback row? Rachel Murguia, Margie Welle, Mag' Jane Tiernan, Charlene Stephens, Constance Otzelberger, Susan Smith and chairman Barbara Mc owan. Page Fifty-three JL K 14 COMPLETELY STUNNING THEIR sister class, juniors over- shadowed frosh in a two out of three game victory. In the first game Toreadors conquered their younger opponents, 15-3. With faster foot- work and continued assaults, freshmen scored the needed 15 points in the second game while holding juniors to 8 points. Regaining again their unconquered spirit, juniors smashed ahead to a complete vic- tory over the frosh, 15-5. VOLLEYBALL SEASON STARTED with a smash, drive, and kill when Melvinites downed lofty seniors in a two-game victory. ON THE DEFENSIVE loyal sophs Gail Evans, Joan St. Martin, and Eileen Dihos smashed halls into the Apache court. Led by captain .lacklyn Kerkhoif, Mary Ellen Hill and Margie Welle helped worthy opponents in the after-school game. EVEN WITH REPEATED kills and slams by Mary Elizabeth Hurley, captain, and Ernestine Mix, smashing serves by Margaret Greggs, Alma Flores, and Ruth Costello, seniors failed to chalk up those needed points. CHEERING THEIR TEAMMATES from sidelines are Margaret Farrell Cleftj, Gail Graham, Toni McCann, Beverly Snow, and Evelyn Olsen. TOP SCORERS IN the game are Yolanda Contreras, captain, Jane Hersey, and Juliette Cummins while the frosh team boasts of Chenitza Rouyer, captain, Dolores Funcke, and Beverly Wahl. VOLLEYBALL SCORES i October 21 Sophs df. Seniors I 15- 3 3 15-112 I October 28 i Juniors df. Frosh 15- 5 5 8-15 X 15- November 4- l Frosh df. Seniors E 15- 1 4 Q 8-15Q 5 Z i 15' 35 i November 5 l juniors df. Sophs 15- i 1 i 12-155 i 1 i 15- Qt t 1 I i November 7 St. Mary's Academy df. OLP i 15- 82 1 15-12g I i 1 15- 7, 5 X 15-10i iNovember 10 i sophs df. Frosh 1 l 15:12, November 19 juniors df. Seniors ii 15- 6 2 , 12-15 f 5 ' 'N 15- 5 i January 20 OLP df. San Luis Rey Academy 15- 41 i j 15- 2i ,JF 'N-'V wg SENIOR BEATRICE SADULSKI tags the ball out of the air to help the Apaches make a basket in a noon game. Soph forwards Mary Ann Johnson, Frances Richardson, and Gail Evans are guarded by seniors Charlene Stephens, Ruth Costello, and Beatrice Sadulski. Seniors proved tough op- ponents in the game, but sophs came out on top at the end of the four quarters. Encouraging her teammates is Joan St. Martin, soph guard fupper leftl. BASKETBALL SCORES wi- PRACTICING BEFORE THE game, juniors line up for freethrow shots. Left to right are juniors Reita Morey, Bonita Fleetwood, Susanne Ryan, Floradel Green, Gail Graham, and Juliette Cummins. Waiting for turns to try their skill are freshmen fleft to rightj Martha Moreno, Patricia Holloway, Beverly Wahl, Constance Otzelberger, Alicia Martinez, Mildred Chambers, Maria Elena Rojo, Mary Arnold, Elda Avila, and Chenitza Rouyer. The game ended in a victory for the juniors over frosh. February 26 Sophs df. Frosh 16-12 March 2 Sophs df. Seniors 11- 8 March 4 oLP df. Regina Coeli Academy 37-24 Laughing Www, Sm' 'Mme' March 5 Juniors df. Frosh 20-10 March 8 Rosary df. OLP 23- 5 March 10 Juniors df. Sophs I 12- 3 N if all S S Tribes Battle for Victory K -J Pa ve Fifty-six Laughing Waters makes high dive. PALISADE GARDENS IS the scene.of the GAA annual skating party this year, Thursday, December 10. Leaving at 2 p.m., high school students headed in cars for a full afternoon of fun and enjoyment. MANY VARIED SPORTS at the Academy teach the girls virtues of good sportsmanship in prepara- tion for their various vocations-. Through outings like the skating excursion, students may practice the fundamentals of social living. SKATING AROUND PALISADE Gardens in an after- noon of entertainment are Olivia Osornio fleftl, Chenitza Rouyer, Linda McNeil, Margie Despars, Juliette Cummins, Eleanor Salcido, Janet Pereira, Hilda Monge, Yolanda Con- treras, Karen Ovrom, Janis Ryan, Sharon Rosenberry, Maria Elena Rojo, and Pat Hollaway. MAKING FRIENDS AGAIN after an exciting snow-ball tight and free-for-all, junior Dolores Dowd and sophomore Elinor Mandolf rest on a one-time bench. Camera-bugs had fun snapping pictures of posing fellow classmates in the snow. ls SOPHOMORES ,IACKLYN KERKHOFF flower leftl , Valerie Seiler, Margie Welle, junior Dolores Dowd, and ftopl sophs Gail Evans, Sara Anne Weinstock, JoAnne Monson, Pat Thompson, Rachel Murguia, Elinor Mandolf, and Mary Mahedy pose against the snowy Laguna back- ground. SHOUTS OF LAUGHTER and excite- ment echoed through the snow-capped La- guna Mountains, Saturday, January I6, as the annual snow trip got under way. Ac- companied by Sister Rose Louise and Sister Rita Francis, 30 girls explored every glen and hill around the Laguna Lodge. Eating a picnic lunch near the lodge, Academy students then Watched skiers and toboggan- ists try their skill on nearby hillsides. WINNER OF THE ice cream sundae for skating skill was freshman Hilda Monge. Second in the contest was Chenitza Rouyer, freshman. A balloon relay race was won by sophomores Pat Raymond and Rosemary Malanga. Each girl was given a balloon as a consolation prize in the contest. Page Fifty-seven 'rjnv 7' -'-vsgr, yr wg '1 Q X any NIU I if f " 'A' X, ami? H v- grzfvx , E5 e 31 f- if v.: 'saab of CONTINUING THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP record again this year, juniors carried off the coveted silver volleyballs. Senior-soph game, first of the season, ended in a soph victory. At the GAA meeting, November 18, sophs met frosh for the most exciting game of the season with another soph win, tying the first two games, barely win- ning the third, I5-12. JUNIORS AGAIN COPPED honors in the inter-class basket- ball league. Inaugurating a new plan, games were played at noon, with sophs second for honors, and frosh third. TRAVELINC FROM LOS Angeles, varsity members of St. Mary's Academy met and defeated OLP's team, Saturday, November 7. After arriv- ing in the morning, the Belles enjoyed a picnic lunch by the Academy pool. Members of both vars sities gathered for refreshments in the cafeteria before visitors boarded the bus for their return trip. VARSITY CHEERLEADERS Qleft to rightj Frances Richardson, Rachel Murguia, head cheerleader, and Marie Prinos lead the OLP cheering section in yells to encourage the varsity. Chosen at the first GAA meeting, October 12, the trio since have vigorously spurred the varsity ever onward to victory with in- spiring cheers and songs. .,, .. CAPTAINED AGAIN BY senior Mary Eliza- beth Hurley, the OLP basketball varsity won one and lost one game during the season. Play- ing on Regina Coeli's court, the varsity con- quered their opponents in the four quarters. Welcoming Rosary High School on the home court, OLP was vanquished by their superior opponents, 28-5. OLP BASKETBALL VARSITY included first stringers Mary Elizabeth Hurley, captain, Juli- ette Cummins, Jane Hersey, Beatrix Flourie, Margie Welle, and Jacklyn Kerkhoff. .IOURNEYING TO THE Academy of the Little Flower in San Luis Rey, .January 20, the volleyball varsity won a two out of three game victory over the Little Flower's Red Reys. AT THE CONCLUSION of the first game, coach .Jackie Bowles talks with captain Mary Elizabeth Hurley fleftl and Sylvia Vazquez of San Luis Rey. By driving slams and kills, Carmen Asin, Brenda Maxwell, and Matilde Saravia temporarily stopped the varsity's drive for victory in the first game, but OLP Finally came out on top, 15-4. GATHERING FOR THE first basketball game of the season, OLP's varsity defeated Regina Coeli Acad- emy on the latter's home court in a surprise packed contest which ended in a 13 digit lead for OLP, 37-24. ACADEMYIVARSITY MEMBER, Juliette Cum- mins, scores a basket during the Regina Coeli game, March 4. WEARING FOR THE first time their bright red team numbers, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, .Juliette Cum- mins, and Jane Hersey opened the drive for baskets early in the game with I2 points tallied in the first quarter. TENSE DURING AN exciting moment in the Rosary High School-OLP game on March I1 are Cleft to rightl Martha Moneno, Yolanda Contreras, Mary Arnold, Mary Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Murguia, and Mary Ann Johnson. Taking place on the home court, the contest ended in a defeat for the OLP varsity. Com- pletely overshadowing their worthy opponent, Rosary smashed OLP's defensive to make 11 oints in the I3 second half. Final tabulation of digits read Rosary 28-OLP 5. 67 A . VOLLEYBALL VARSITY, .IUNIOR volleyball and bas- ketball teams all testify to volleyball representative Do- lores Dowd's athletic endeav- ors. Dolores is CAA secretary. PLAYING ON ALL varsi- ties and class teams since her freslnnan year, sophomore .lackie Kerkhoff, basketball commissioner, confesses a par- ticular weakness for last bas- ketball games. AN ALL-AROUND A'l'lII,li'l'lC, badminton is only one of commis- sioner Juliette Cummins' sports at the Academy. Playing badminton and skating are among the favorite pastimes of this athletic junior. PING-PONG COMMIS- SIONER freshman Dolores Funcke, hailing from below the border, played on the vol- leyball varsity and the frosb basketball and volleyball teams. GAA OFFICERS DOLOHFS Dowd, secretary: Juliette Cummins, vice-president: Charlene Stephens, president: and lacklyn Kerkhoff. treasurerg award prizes to winners at the Valentine bunco party, Wednesday, February IO, 7:30-I0 p.m. Athletes with a ininiinuni of 150 GAA points attended the party. Brownies, cokes, and candy were served at the conclusion of the bunco game. Only one of the many CAA events taking place, the Valentine bunco party was a highlight of the sports year. f C.-XA OFFICERS AND sports commissioners presided at the CAA banquet while president Charlene Stephens grave out the awards for all 53754 sports achievements. OLP TENNIS COMMISSIONER Margie Welle, sophomore, was on the basketball varsity and captain of the sophomore basketball team which placed second in the school league. MEMBER OF THE BASKET- BALL, volleyball class teams and rated one of the utopsw in shuflle- board is senior Ruth Costello, com- missioner. GAA PREXY, SENIOR Char- lene Stephens, swimming commis- sioner, iinds time to take an occa- sional dip in the OLP pool. Char- lene is a supporting teammate in all class games. GAA MEMBERS, OPENING the athletic year, elected varsity cheerleaders and sports commissioners at their first meeting, October 12. DURING THE FIRST semester, GAA sponsored a ping-pong tournament and selected from class teams the volleyball varsity. PALISADE GARDENS HOSTED active GAA members, December 10, for the annual skating party. Laguna Mountains was the scene of the snow trip, January 16. One hundred and fifty GAA points made athletes eligible to attend the Valentine bunco party, February 10. HIGHLIGHTING THE SPORTS year, Field Day was observed May 13. Awards for Field Day champions and for the entire year were bestowed at the GAA banquet in the Gold Room, Grant Hotel, May 26. FIELD DAY SCHEDULE 9:00 a.m. Grand March and Parade Division winners for originality: freshmen and kindergarten. 10:00 a.m. Final tournament games Class high pointers: juniors, 65, frosh, 60: sophs, 40. Individual high pointers: Mary Arnold, 30, Juliette Cummins, 25, Jackie Kerkhoif, 20. 10 130 a.m. Jacks Division winners: Yolanda Contreras, Pat Lewis, Betty Lou Galvin, Marie Antoinette Gutierrez. 10:30 a.m. Grammar School Races Division winners: Diano Malo, Johnie Sue Coxsey. 11:00 a.m. Volley-tennis: Grammar School vs. High School. Varettes df. Juniors, 15-11, 15-11. 11:30 a.m. Swimming Meet: Fifth to Eighth Grades Division winners: Margo Handly, Petrina Ferrari, Sandra Bellamy. 12:30 p.m. Doll and Toy Show Prettiest doll: Jeannette Prantil: largest doll: Bazier Smith, most unusual doll: Pat Ryan, best toy: Margaret Anne Nord. 1:00 p.m. Swimming Meet: High School Class high pointers: sophs, 65, juniors, 60, frosh, 15. Individual high pointers: Paula McLaughlin, 50, Juliette Cummins, 35, Dorothy Lesher, 15. Total points for high school Field Day activities: juniors, 125, sophs, 105, frosh, 75. Braves Wm Laurels ,Sv On Field of Battle Laughing Waters, high pointer in GAA Page Sixty-one A ai 4 - . , .5 ., . . at ,,, ' X, VT tr! r ,Q f x .... , 2 P sf 'fl PURPOSING TO STIMULATE interest in the VILLA MONTEMAR N '54 diiive, Eenior Mary Elizabeth Iglurley leads Academy grammar and high 6 ga, schoo stu ents in a pep song at t e annual drive rally, October 26. 6 LINDA McCARTHY, ANNUAL editor, acted as master-of-ceremonies at guyz" the rally which explained, through skits presented by seniors, the purpose "A l k ofhthe drive. Posters depicted class' progress in both grammar and high sc ool. gt? AT THE CLOSE of the Annual Drive, Monday, November 9, Patricia W- n L Pratt and Ruth Costello led in the high school with the largest number of patrons to their credit, while in the grammar school Jeanette Prantil Qlefti, Karen Boggio, Cynthia Parnell, and Patti Grass were victors, Laughing Waters enfayvi ,54 annual- having obtained the largest number of patrons for VILLA MONTE- MAR, '54, Annual staff awarded statues of the Sacred Heart to the winners. VILLA MONTEMAR 754 staff, chosen the last day of school, June, 553, began their work this year with morning meetings to determine the general ideas of the senior class, the annual theme, the writing, and execution of artwork in the annual. Staff are Linda McCarthy, editor-in-chief, whose work is chiefiy coordination of efforts, particularly in overseeing the layoutg Ruth Costello, business editor, Charlene Stephens and Margaret Creggs, art editors, and Maren Moser, photography editor, whose special job is to keep the calendar up to date and arranging the taking of pictures of all significant events of the school year. DEVOTING THREE FULL days of their Christmas vacation, the staff completed the annual layout on December 23 with many hours to their credit, noted on each girl's cumulative record card which does much toward Winning the Bank of America awards as well as receiving later recognition by colleges, universities, the state, and business organizations. DURING FEBRUARY, INDIVIDUAL pictures of the girls' and group pictures of class activities were completed by Mr. Paul Oxley of Maxwell Studios. COPY AND ENGRAVING proofs pasted in the dummy were in the hands of annual printer, Murray and Gee, Los Angeles, by May I, making possible the distri- bution of annuals May 24. z Ting? F Rl x X fill' '7 Q li.-aff J X I ' 1' ' QW' nf ' KPAJ ANNUAL STAFF REVIEWS past annuals in search of ideas for VILLA MONTEMAR, '54, and completes layout of the annual dummy in the library during the Christmas holidays. STAFF MEMBERS fleft to right! Maren Moser, photography editorg Margaret Greggs, art editorg Linda McCarthy, editor-in-chiefg Ruth Costello, business editorg and Charlene Stephens, art editor, sacrificed three days of their Christmas vacation to completing the annual layout and find much needed break from the hard but satisfying task to relax and laugh over old uniforms in past annuals. ANNUAL COPY WRITERS gathered in various rooms in the school, Saturday morning, April 10. In the Sodality Room, Patricia Pratt fleftl helps Margaret Greggs seated across from her to design an Indian border. Beverly 0'Connor and Carol Crommelin frightl bravely attack thirteen pages of ASB copy. Gail Graham and Charlene Bordering are preparing the junior class calendar. SCRIBES MARGARET FARRELL flower left? and Louise Myers fSodalityl, Maren Moser lAlumnaeJ, Mary Regina Iflrig fArtsD, with Beverly Wahl fBoardersJ, Virginia Puller fFresh- menl, and Gwynne Tunney fPublicationsJ are seeking mutual aid from one another. Scene, the library. NEXT TO THIS group, lleft standingl Roselyn Ereneta fSophsl, checks her copy with Jack- lyn Kerkhoff CGAAJ. Patricia Thompson fPublicationsl and Sara Anne Weinstock fGrammar Schooll' exchange ideas for general information on the VILLA. . V T ar. Hg? K kv if TOURING THE UNION-Tribune building, 37 Academy students fupper leftl observe National News- paper Week, October 6. Tribune department heads explained the ways of writing and publishing a paper with their huge printing presses the center of interest. OPENING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER Week, Mr. Harry Green, general manager of Scripps Newspapers on the West Coast fupper riglitl spoke to Academy students, September 30. PRINCIPAL SPEAKER AT the Third Annual VILLA Banquet, October 1, Reverend .laxnes P. O,Shea, editor of the SOUTHERN CROSS, explained the important role of the newspaper in the life of the layman in his talk to VILLA and VILLA BIONTEMAR, ,54, publication staffs. NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK at the Academy, September 30-October 6, was observed with an opening talk by lVIr. Harry Green Lfluglllfg Waters NIIVUS nfl VILLAS, OH Tlle 2 I,-. third annual VILLA Banquet with guest speaker, Reverend James P. O'Shea, editor of the SOUTHERN CROSS. was held October 1 along with the VILLA ad and subscription drive to raise money for 1 the VILLA publication. I s."',2 Page Sixty-four Published 'lri-weekly by the students of the Academy of Our Lady of Peace San Diego. California Vol. 5, No. 4 Thursday, Dec. 'I7, 1953 C0-EDITORS STAFF Editor-in-chief ...,...... Beverly O'Connor Page 'l .... Carol Crommelin lAssocialel Roselyn Erenefa, M. Joan Padberg Bertha Herrero, Elinor Mandolf Page 2 .... Anne Whitlock, Pai Thompson Rita Mello, Virginia Puller Kafhleen Kennedy Page 3 ....................,. Barbara McGowan Sara Weinsfock, Kafhryn Fox Gwynne Tunney Page 4 ................ Mary Elizabeth Hurley Jaclllyn Kerkhoff, Rachel Murguia Frances Richardson Ari' ............ ............... M argarei Greggs Business .... .............. K arene Lemke Circulation . ................. Joan Doufhiif M. Pai Fifzgerald Pllofography .................... Valerie Seiler Typisi' .............. ............... G uil Evans Faculfy Adviser . ........ Sisfer Carmela SC , sau 00144. imgzmiml-7' Q " ' z ' f9Ulil,l, in ' 4 Q r 14 9 Q iQ qs Ox Scfnott 4 5 SBQX e4..,.., PREPARING THEMSELVES T0 bring the Catholic way of life to others by the written word. l8 girls assemble in the freshmen classroom at I p.m. every Monday, Tuesday. and Friday to study the art of journalism and apply their knowledge in the Academyis tri- weekly publication, the VILLA. WITH EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Beverly 0'Connor supervising page editors. Carol Crommelin, Anne Whitlock. Barbara McGowan, and Mary Elizabeth Hurley, with page editors in turn directing their assistants, each writer is responsible for one article and headline an issue. When galleys are returned from the printer, page editors and assistants have the job of correcting one set, and pasting up the other. returning the completed dummy that the VILLA may be ready for distribution on time. WRITING, HUWEVER, IS not the only job of the VILLA mem- bers, for Joan Douthitt, circulation manager, and her staff are re- sponsible forthe typing of wrappers and mailing of finished VILLAS. Karene Lemke. business manager, takes charge of ads and subscrip- tions, sends out bills and records paid bills, while Valerie Seiler is responsible that all pictures are taken, mailed to the engraver and returned in time for the next paper. EXCITEMENT IS HIGH as senior and soph staff members fleftj see their work in print as a completed VILLA is distributed. Examining the paper to find their own contributions are Pat Thompson fstanding leftl, Frances Rich- ardson, Mary Ioan Padberg, page 2 editor Anne Whitlock, editor-in-chief Bev- erly O,Connor, and Elinor Mandolf. Seated are Jacklyn Kerkhoff, Rachel Murguia, page 4 editor Mary Elizabeth Hurley, associate as well as page I editor Carol Crommelin, and page 3 editor Barbara McGowan. CIRCULATION MANAGER JOAN Douthitt fstanding with time chartl explains the keeping of hours for the meriting of VILLA pins to staff members Bertha Herrero fstanding lefti, business manager Karene Lemke, and photogra- phy editor Valerie Seiler, while Virginia Puller tseated Ieftl, Gwynne Tunney, and Rita Mello think of the coveted pins which would look so smart on their jacket lapels. 1 5' gin xr N ln., I 1 b EWQ X, K- S ' FQ W ' -,': jg ? , .:.... ,,,. -QSM? ,g 1.,.3f?53N5Q Q 1- " K X' - fm QQ: - My Q5 Q sim ' 5555 Q 2 55 gs ez nl 5:1 7 'Z x H ,W 2 1 R : MEX gm, .. w at Q Lei X1 X f Q Q g '55 N 7 0 M ,gf W-2: . z .- W gwgaeg A Q :5 .. as mwfxwm .wg ,ci ..,:.,:... sf? if sz. 2 l 3 M ' .!.1 U Elders Very Busy During Many Moons 1 S-A-9 X Q 5 I liii I 'art' 1 V V ' Laughing Waters' mother, faithful alumna. ACADEMY ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION is a cheerful, well or- ganized group, having as its purpose continuing loyalty to its Alma Mater. WHEN A STUDENT graduates from OLP, she is immediately welcomed into the Alumnae Association. Although olhces in the AA cannot be held until five years after graduation, a junior council of class presidents from the five previous years has been organized. AS EACH SCHOOL year begins, the olhcers hold their first busi- ness meeting, at which they plan all the events of the coming year. AA MEMBERS PRESENTED a Dessert-Bridge party in an effort to bring alumnae together and to replenish their Treasury. THIS YEAR THE Alumnae Association sponsored a very special activity, a literary evening, February 26, to raise funds for a partial scholarship to Mt. St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. Reverend John R. Aherne, OSA, principal of St. Augustine High School, was the fea- tured speaker. OLP students then presented a fashion show pre- senting creations popular from 1890 to 1954. Mrs. Richard Gerding, AA president, awarded medals and chains to student winners of the Catholic press month poster-essay contest. REVEREND VINCENT MCGARVEY, OSA, assistant pastor of St. Patrick,s Church, conducted the Alumnae Association's annual Day of Recollection March 14. Election of officers was held the same day. New officers are president, Mrs. Casper Impastatog first vice-president, Miss Marcelline Whalen, second vice-president, Mrs. Richard Cerdingg secretary, Miss Mary Howell, and treasurer, Mrs. Carl Schaniel. GRADUATES OF '54 were officially received into the AA, June 1, at a banquet given in their honor. As the year closes, the Alumnae Association can proudly look back on a highly interesting and successful round of activities. it REVEREND VINCENT MCGARVEY, OSA, assistant pastor of St. Patrick's Church, talks with Qleft to rightj Mrs. Walter Jaeger CRosemary Sanchez, '4-13, Mrs. Robert Kennedy flune Reede, '4ll, and Mrs. William Scarborough lDoris Stovall, ,411 after the annual day of Recollection of the Alumnae Association. ALUMNAE MEMBERS RECEIVED gift copies this year of issues of the VILLA carrying news of events of interest to past graduates. Each week new subscriptions from alumnae to their Alma Mater's school paper arrive. CARMEN MACALLON, ,53 fleftl and Mrs. Wade Bayless fMary Long, 433 subscribe during the association's card party, November 21. Karene Lemke fcenterl , business manager, takes their names and addresses. wa .s4u,1.ntm,.sn.. w. 'ff-L Tepee Dwellers Welcome f it .-:3fq.., duff: A -auf 'gf-if '-v.vA"igb P - A A A " t 0 Laughing Waters arrives to board at OLP. QDURINC THE COURSE of events in boarding life, an annual welcome party started the school year, being held at El Monte Park, September 2l. Another impor- tant phase of resident student life was the electing of representatives to the boarders, council, October 7. Senior boarders enjoyed a theater party, witnessing THE ROBE, October 22. Hallowe,en party, October 30, was anxiously awaited by the boarders, for it was to bring weird-looking creatures into St. Catherine's for a special dinner. BEFORE LEAVING SCHOOL for Christmas vacation, resident students enjoyed a formal dinner and party given by the Sisters in their honor. HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE brought the older boarders to the theater for gay entertainment, January 30. Amelita Osornio, 4'Queen of Hearts," chosen by the boarders was crowned February 9, at the festive Valentine party. Spring continued early fall outdoor-dinner parties every Thursday, held by the swimming pool. In honor of Our Lady, the boarders participated each evening in a procession during the month of May. JUNE, AND CLOSE of school ended with a bright farewell party, but partings were temporary, as girls hope to be back in September to continue old, and to make new friendships. ANXIOUS T0 BE back at their Alma Mater from stren- uous summer activities fleftj Miriam and Irma Zenteno, Olivia Osornio, Mary Caratan, and Dolores Funcke wait to be checked in at St. Margarefs or St. Catherine's where they will unpack. RISE AND SHINE is the motto of the junior and senior high school boarders of St. Margarefs, between 5:30 and 6 a.m. when they rush to ready themselves for Mass, chapel prayers, and after- wards breakfast. AMONG SLEEPY BOARDEHS are Qleftb Lil- lian and Norma Singh discussing the round of school activities, and naturally their plans for the coming weekend which they will spend at their home, Brawley, California. JUNIURS, EMMA SINGH, Cleftl Yolanda Contreras, Beatrix Flourie and Paula Stufller find the hall mirror a great help when they adjust their veils before leaving St. Margaret's to start a full day with Mass and sometimes Benedietion. Although it is not required of boarders to attend Mass during the week, Mass was a daily practice in Lent. Immediately after Mass, Beatrix led both the grammar and high school boarders in morning prayers. ST. CATHERINlC,S DINING room is a favorite plaee especially of Lourdes Hernandez fleftj, Amelita Osornio. Aurora Najar, Clhenitza Rouyer and Margery Stover, who have just come from morning ebapel, very hungry boarders. After ask- ing Coclis blessing, Sister rings the bell and the girls are seated after which a second hell is rung when the girls may talk and enjoy their meal. Each table takes a turn serving one week. Immedi- ately after the meal, girls wash their own dishes, and go to their respective destinations. DAILY TASKS OF boarders include dusting, sweep- ing, making their beds and cleaning their special charges. Paula Mc Laughlin ileftl and Silvia Garcia help each other with these duties which train the girls in the social virtue of cooperation, giving them respon- sibilities which form good housekeeping habits. Boarder Laughing Walers at Pine Crmfe. HAPPY SMILES OF both the grammar and high school boarders express the pleasant companionship they Hnd in their friends as they pray, play, and work together. Activities both before and after school in which all the girls take part train both their physical and mental abilities teaching the necessity lor Cooperation with others at all times. RACHEL MURGUIA Cfirst row, left? Beatrix Flourie, Emma Singh, Dolores Funcke fsecond row, leftl, Margery Stover and Silvia Garcia review studies and prepare home work assignments for the next day i11 study class provided for all boarders. Supervised study helps the girls to work together in an organized way. is -- M-an-as i - s X - x,.. f+N1 w1um11wf wr' HAPPILY ENCACED IN recreation are Tani Hall fleftj Maria Aguilar, Olivia Zaragoza, Diana Malo, Leticia Zara- goza, Theresa Kenneally, and Margaret Caratan. Boarders of St. Catherine's who enjoy games in which all girls can par- ticipate, especially jig-saw puzzles which prove to be fun, educational, and at the same time developing the virtue oi patience. MARTHA MORENO fleftl, Olivia Osorino, Chenitza Rouyer, Norma Singh, Dolores Piccolog Marie Harmond fstanding, leftl, Cecilia Manush, and Valerie Haughton enjoy the relaxing entertainment provided by the lounge converted from a recital hall with the latest songs played on the radio. Another attraction of the lounge are the specially built-in cabinets which give ample space for recreational projects such as model air planes and jig-saw puzzles. PRAYER PLAYS AN important part in the board- ers' life. Knowing this, the faculty has given free use of the chapel to all the girls. Directly before evening ftudy class, the boarders meet in chapel. The body of the chapel is dark except for the sanctuary which is illuminated, giving an inspirational effect. K jk' - E V o e L., . I -ma au: .-is I ., '42, -: ts as wx , 1 ,275 v1i..,.f ,--f.,, 'V tj Qu I K ': Rt. my ' .UL Leaf 1. N. 1, . .: C..1.f L, M..-N.. zo X-'az' Q.: ' ' .1 I ..'Q..:K..v"i Jw fr ix VV X lx .., ,., if. 3. ia-ag lr L, ft w fv,,.,,-.,, A .rf r X1 If h, t., V. ..... ,Q , t., 5. ,Rfk .. , ,. .k .V z,.,,,... M -'3t,fw,'g1y:,-..'5.,, K , , I fjv I ' ,L I 5' , 5' 1- I.: . X:i"iL!,E ' 5 . .. as I 'x YJ liege is il V...,Q L fl l. :L l.: H A. 1 CNW? H , T, 4 . 3 , Q E nf . l l l I g' if 1 l if ,fi 5 l 5 Laughing Walers has fun at outdoor suppers. MAKING FRIENDS WITH the new boarders as they arrive at El Monte Park for the annual welcome picnic are Diana Malo fleftj, Gloria Malo, Ana Aldrette and Mary Caratan. DANCING THE .IITTERBUG and bunnyhop to the tunes played by the juke-box provided at the park varied the types of invigorating entertainment in which the girls took part. AURORA NAJAR fleftl, Norma Singh, Martha Moreno and June Tomer demonstrate their favorite step. NOTING BASEBALL AS a thrilling game liked by all, the boarders chose teams with Chenitza Rouyer Cleftj and Dolores Funcke as hard-to-beat players. OCTOBER 31 BROUGHT spine-tingling ghosts, goblins, and a fierce looking witch into St. Catherine's dining room to celebrate Halloween with a gay dinner and party. BEVERLY WAHL Cleftl, Margery Stover, June Tomer, and Karen Ovrom enjoy a favorite meal of hot tamales at an informal party given for the boarders. WAITING FOR THE Christmas party to get underway are Olivia Zaragoza fleftj, Margaret Caratan, and Tessie Hart. , ,, H, .,.. . ,ul CROWNING AMELITA OSORNIO as MQueen of Hearts," junior boarder Beatrix Flourie an- nounces her selection as the boarder considered most courteous and kind to both faculty and stu- dents. The Boarders Council, of which Amelita is president, provided appropriate Valentine decora- tions for the party given Tuesday, February 9. CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND gay conversations of coming vacations intrigue Beverly Wahl flefti, Elsa Klamroth, Martha Moreno, Carolina Elias, Alejandra Gudino, Aurora Najar, and Rachel Murguia as they anxiously await the formal dinner and party given in their honor. HAVING THOROUGHLY ENJOYED a delectable dinner, Santa Claus fYolanda Contrerasi, and helper Amelita Osornio, distribute gifts which were exchanged by the boarders. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE Christmas dinner, girls adjourned to the recital hall where they danced to ballroom music which climaxed the social event. BEGINNING A FULL-SCHEDULE school year, the girls leave home to start nine months as resident students, gaining new friends and renewing old acquaintances. WITH EITHER ST. Catherineas or St. Margaretis as their home during school months, they find both companionship and contentment as they pray, play and work together. TO BALANCE SCHOOL life with social activities, the faculty arranges theater parties, ex- cursions. and other outside activities to break the daily routine, and also to encourage the right type of entertainment. D AS THE GIRLS study and live together they not only develop their mental abilities, but also virtues very necessary for success in future vocations in later adult life. DURING THE MONTHS of boarding, they have the opportunity to increase their sense of re- sponsibility and their spirit of cooperation with the Sisters and their companions. They will also be more able to participate in games and creative projects carried on during recreation hours as boarders. MANY OF THE boarders are from all parts of California while some are from Mexicog but all. however. live in the spirit of family friendship. Page Seventy-three L A J f 3 ' s if l if n, 49" X fu v wid uf iwvsy an I Q '4.if:gik' Pf - . jig 9 , 5' 4. Qmft S' Wm-K Q 5 gd A Q 'Ki 1 , 5 , '4 is 5 3 Is' R J new A if Hina X 1 is. dp, i . ...f ,afar 4 ga? .M Y , 1 M W . 1 ,v gi rwn xg X s A 3952 . we A : K?" x P sifziifk Q aw' . wg? F5132 ' :gk A fggy.. g gi 'Z ,Q , m y? i m- .zzfssia ' 5 , gg ., is - Qi Q-F' Agile: .g' Till . ju, qw, , maui.. k H -fm M 53.5.5 , 183:13 V vwaff sy, b 'saw v ig: N by A ,gi '-fell? 'Q Q ,W . K . A . , Q,,,KW .mg Q ymel. 11 nm 3253? 7 f 52131535 L51 an-s, -f.- ,fb . 7 if -A 'xt x 1 j fe: yfffv, ' ' . :ff , ,Q X C. f WW 3 xkvygiai ! Arts 'Y b ....,.- . V 4 TAKING THE MARRIED state as their theme, seniors exhibited books dealing with matrimony and some of its subsequent problems. Seniors, Ruth Costello and Linda McCarthy, with Saintsman, joseph Mott, cast admiring glances on Snake-Eye, mascot of the class of 754. TOREADORS CHOSE books about the lives of famous men and women, placing the caption, KINGDOM OF BI- OGRAPHIES, over their table. Patricia Mulcahy Cleftl, Margaret Farrell, Do- lores Dowd, Bonita Fleetwood, and Floradel Green guard the junior table. BISHOP SHEEN'S REPLY TO PROBLEMS OF TODAY proclaimed the text displayed by sophomores, Paula McLaughlin fleftl, Elinor Mandolf, Sara Anne Weinstock, and Gail Evans. A picture of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen ap- pealed to many guests who paused to read the list of books written by him. QUIZZING VISITORS OF the Acad- emy on their knowledge of the lives of GOD'S HEROES freshmen, Marijane Bigg Cleftl, Bertha Herrero, Linda Mc- Neil, and Barbara Fendlay attracted many to their booth with biographies of the saints. SELECTIVE BOOK DISPLAYS adorned Academy halls, November 21, during the evening of the Book Week Play to arouse and spread interest in Catholic literature. Vol- unteers from each class sold books to those attending the performance. TENTH ANNUAL BOOK Week program at the Academy was highlighted by the enactment of THE WORLD OF IDELLA MAY, Richard Sullivan's realistic play on marital problems. AT ITS EVENING performance, November 21, at 8 p.m., an appreciative audience ap- plauded the results of Reverend John R. Aherne's superb direction together with the ef- forts of Mr. Patrick Wolff, stage manager. IN THE PLAY the selfishness and mental in- fidelity of Idella May fBeverly O'Connorj cre- ates perpetual unrest and distrust for her hus- band, Tom Logan ilohn Russellj. Q IDELLA MAY CBeverly O'Connorl looks indignant while Tom tells her that her imagination is playing tricks on her. , , E EW is s fem et' l TN itlva Q l 3:93 swf 1 Q- L l ,hated 'XX 1 tg--3:3 r Sq H V Gif 52-1 fin, far-es iii fee: FE ff, gf: 5 '- P----1--l :ra waxy . 1, in - H.--ms., M. - -L ug fun., 5-,ng-, ggml ,, -4, v V E I 1 .7 " g 1 1 l Laughing Waters advocates wide reading. IN REMEMBRANCE OF the first Christmas night, senior thespians, aided by members of the sophomore and junior drama classes, enacted a three-act Christmas pageant, COME, LET US ADOBE HIM, by Victor Starbuch. His Excellency, Bishop Charles F. Buddy, D.D., honored the Academy with his presence at the 3 p.m. per- formance Thursday, December I7. AS THE CURTAIN rises, a small girl, You fMary Hicklinj entreats her mother fDorothy Weberj to recount the story of the Baby Jesus. When You has been tucked in bed, her dreams transport her to Bethlehem. Here she meets three shepherds fBarbara McGowan, Ruth Costello, and Kathleen Kennedyj, keeping their evening vigil. THREE WISE MEN fJoanne Wantuch, Charlene Borgerding, and Gail Grahamj appear, and at the suggestion of You, the shepherds join them in their search for Mary fBeatrice Sadulskil and her Babe. S0011 they arrive at an inn Where Mary and Joseph CPatricia Millerl have asked for lodging. HEROD,S SOLDIERS fLinda McCarthy, Anne Whitlock, and Floradel Greenj come to the inn seeking to carry out their orders to find and kill the newborn King. The innkeeper, at first fearing the soldiers, says that he has not seen Mary and Joseph, but at last after much persuasion tells everyone that he allowed them to use his stable for the night. You leads the Magi, the soldiers, the shepherds, and the others to the stable. AS THE ANGELS fCathleen Muehlebach, Charlene Stephens, and Mary O,Neilll tell the glad tidings of the Savior's birth, the hearts of the soldiers are softened. At the final curtain all present kneel and offer gifts to the Holy Child. TWO SHEPHERDS Cstanding left to right, Ruth Costello and Barbara McGowanJ gaze in wonderment at the Star of Bethlehem, while a third shepherd CKathleen Kennedyl sits beside the fire, disregarding the star and bewailing the death of a son. THE THREE KINGS CGail Graham, Charlene Borgerding, and Joanne Wantuchl, the angels fCharlene Stephens, Cathleen Muehlebach, and Mary O,Neil1J, the Blessed Virgin fBeatrice Sadulskij, St. Joseph fPatricia Millerl, the soldiers fAnne Whitlock, Linda McCarthy, and Floradel Greeni, and the inn-keep- er's son fEvelyn Olsen? fall on their knees to adore the Christ Child at Bethlehem. Laughing Waters has lead with Snake-Eye in plays. ANXIOUSLY ANTICIPATING THE outcome of the discus- sion hetween her father, Mr. Lovell iTerry Van Orshoven, leftj and her fiancee, Charles Gray CLarry Smithl, Jessica Lovell QLinda McCarthyi, searches Charles' face, hoping to find some 1 evidence of what he is thinking. i SHORTLY AFTER THE senior production, to climax the ceremonies of Mary Day at the Academy on May 28, the junior class reenacted OUR LADY OF FATIMA. IN THE PARTS of the three Portuguese children, Lucia fDolores Dowdj, ,Iacinta Uean Muehlebach and Marie Prinosl, and Francisco Uoanne Wantuchj witness the apparitions of the Blessed Mother. Trials and imprisonment are suffered by the children but they remain faithful to Our Ladyis requests. PRIOR TO GOING on stage for the junior play, OUR LADY OF FATIMA, May 28, Mildred Sanders fDellinaD, left, reviews her script, Therese Mae Graham Uosel, checks her appearance, While Catherine Irvine fAndreD iS made-up by Reita Morey fDomingosD. t f L. ducted in the lounge under the direction of Father Aherne until work on new stage equipment, lighting, curtains, and scenery could be completed. Using the risers, donated by Mrs. Cummins, Mr. Wolff working with the stage crew ex- tended the stage, making it larger and succeeding in pro- ducing a three-dimensional effect. ANNE WHITLOCK 1Mrs. Gray, leftl, Terry Van Or- shoven fMr Lovell, standingl, Mary Elizabeth Hurley fAlthea Burtonl, Barbara McGowan fAltbea Burtonj, Beverly O,Connor fNancy Crayl, and Larry Smith fCharles Smith, standingl relax in the lounge between acts. Re- hearsals and script-reviewing for the senior play were con- PERMISSION TO DRAMATIZE POINT OF NO RETURN as the senior Academy- Saints play was granted to Father Aherne by Samuel French, Inc., of Hollywood, Cali- fornia. This three-act comedy appeared on Broadway in l95l-l952 with Henry Fonda in the leading role. Adapted for the stage by Paul Osborn, the play was originally a novel written by John P. Marquand. APRIL 29-30 and May I-2 marked its presentation in the Academy auditorium. Mr. Patrick Wolff and Sister Rita Francis assisted the director, Reverend lohn R. Aherne, OSA, in the production. BRIEFLY DESCRIBING THE plot, Father Aherne stated, HThis story poses the prob- lem of whether or not success in business is worth loss of self-respect? SOPHOMORE THESPIANS MADE their stage debut in GHOSTS OF CENTERVILLE, a two-act operetta by Don C. Wilson, at I p.m. and 8 p.m. performances, April 2. A MIXUP IN the lease to Purple Towers creates an amusing plot complicated by the presence of two intruders in the old mansion. In the end the hero wins the hand of the real owner of Purple Towers. SOPHOMORE THESPIANS ffront row, leftl, Rachel Murguia fMiss Apple- gratel, ,loan Douthitt fHankl, Karene Lemke lMaryl, Doris Wolff lPhilJ, .Ioan St. Martin lSnowlJalll, Valerie Seiler lcircus clownl, Margie Welle 1RedJ, Elinor Mandolf fTillieJ, and chorus iback row leftl, JoAnne Mon- son, Mary Pat Fitzgerald, Roselyn Ere- neta, Mary Mahedy, Gail Evans, Paula McLaughlin, Sara Anne Weinstock, and ,lacklyn Kerkhoff come back on stage for a curtain call after having presented the sophomore operetta, GHOSTS OF CEN- TERVILLE, by Don C. Wilson, April 2, 8 p.m. 'Si 5- X ELINOR MANDOLF fleftl, Mary Joan Padberg, Rosemary Malanga, Sylvia Robinson, Sylvia Garcia, Veronica Godfrey, Sylvia Reyes, und Carolyn Bolen display toy wooden carts, made by art students of the various classes, in the art room for poor Childrenls Christmas. as-""'e x J' l ....- ..., ' -LL is rf- i V , 4 f 'f X 5 t.. L.. ff: Lj X 9 . x, l .. X l :QV X. E A:..3,'. ' J 4 -.., i . x 1 . 3 l X 2 f l X I f 5 W f . . . . . . . . -.-fL:::N.-41-g....L,..---.. -c..-.2..-.... Oils, Luuglizng If uters favorzle media, A CLASS IN wood carving and a project for the poor-art students achieved both of their goals while constructing toy carts for the Red Cross. Gaily colored animals pulling the carts were designed, carved, and painted by the students themselves. HOWEVER, PASTEL PAINTING was not neglected. From April until the close of school, classes recreated landscape scenes in pastel chalk on Niagara sand paper. STUDYING PRINCIPLES OF design, student artists applied their knowledge to their own work. After each girl had chosen a floral or animal motif, she incorporated her figure into three original India ink de- signs. IN MAY, SOPHOMORES and freshmen delighted the student body with two puppet shows. Paper mache puppets were con- structed and costumed by the girls, while stage settings were originally designed. FRESHMEN ENDEAVORED IN their production, THE HAPPY PRINCE, to present a moral. His charity to the poor brought happiness to the prince of the story. AT THE SOPHOMORE puppet show. students enioyed the mischievous antics of THE LITTLEST ANGEL as he scampered undecorously through paradise. Pa ve Eighty FROSH PUPPETEERS Cfirst row, leftl, Beatice Rosas ,lanet Periera, Colette Paderewski, and Margery Stover, fsecond rowl Linda McNeil, Mildred Chzunbers, Martha Moreno, Barbara Fendlay, and Chenitza Rouyerg and ftopl Constance Otzelberger, Marina Cazares, Ernestine Inzunza, Beverly Wahl, and Aline Mallet demonstrate their hand puppets. 5 4 2 l l E ? l ONE OF THE senior art projects was the completion of char- coal drawings of Mission Valley as seen from the mile walk. Dorothy Weber fleftl and Patricia Pratt, Apache art students pause on the mile walk with drawing board and charcoal in hand Arts, Crafts JUNIOR ART ENTHUSIASTS fleftl ,lane Hersey, Bev- erly Snow, Patricia Mulcahy, Yolanda Contreras, Floradel Green, Dolores Dowd, Bonita Fleetwood, Maria Esther Valle, Christina Ozuna, and Amelita Osornio work with pastels on scenery for the Christmas play. CHARCOAL AND PAPER in hand, ar- tists in the upper classes embarked on frequent excursions through Academy grounds. From their vantage point along the mile walk. students reproduced rural scenes from the farms and hills of Mis- sion Valley. Other landscapes. as well as animal and floral paintings. were created in pastels. ASSISTINC SENIOR DRAMATISTS in the Christmas production, junior art stu- dents painted scenery for the three-act play. Perhaps their greatest accomplishment was a 20 by I5 foot background curtain depict- ing in pastels the hills of Bethlehem. JUNIORS WERE ALSO thankful to their artistic classmates for scenery in the Mary Day play. The numerous scenes in OUR LADY OF FATIMA were originally de- signed. IN MARCH. VOCATION Month, junior puppeteers devoted their talents to a pre- sentation of THE HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET. After creating puppets and designing fifteen col- orful background scenes, girls practiced during art classes. AT LAST THE result of the juniors, en- deavor was presented before the student body. Academy students derived education as well as entertainment from the life of Mother St. John Fontbonne, through whose efforts the Sisters of St. Ioseph established a Mother House in Carondelet, Missouri. Her sacrifices have enabled thousands of American students to receive the benefit of a Catholic education. TRADITIONAL MUSIC FOR Academyis Christmas play, COME, LET US ADORE HIM. on December 7, was rendered by a three-part special singing group. pictured left. During the pageant. the spotlight alternated between stage and chorus. A CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION immedi- ately followed the play. Myriads of flickering lights marked Academy students as they caroled their way to the point. APPROACHINC CIRCLE DRIVE, the girls paused to hear O HOLY NIGHT, rendered by a chorus of six on an overlooking balcony. CLAD IN COLORFUL formals, glee club members tabovel provided entertain- ment during graduation ceremonies on June 7. An audience of parents and friends seated on the North Terrace enjoyed two a capella selections rendered by the girls under the direction of Sister Rita Francis. THE PROGRAM OPENED with a three part Latin hymn of praise. CANTATIC. composed by the sixteenth century musician, Hassler. LONG HOURS OE work climaxed in the presentation of Verdils masterpiece. PRAISES TO THE VIRGIN, in four parts. Close harmony and intricate timing made this piece unusually difficult, but technicalities were mastered by the chorus. Page Eighty-two Laughing llrrzlers soprano soloist. ACADEMYS SPECIAL SINGING group lgbelow, leftl ollered a repeat per- formance of their Christmas program in a radio broadcast, December 21, spon- sored by Stationers, Corporation. A capella carols, Fred Waring's arrangements, comprised the program directed by Mrs. Jeannette Simoneau, noted San Diego choir director and organist. CARRYING DIFFICULT PARTS in all Glee Club singing are the thirds lbelow. rightj to whom much credit is due for the Clubls excellent programs, AMID RUSTLF OF formals and fragrance of spring flowers, Academy Glee Club honored Our Lady at the Eighth Annual Music Festival, May 2. Under the direction of Merle G. Coady, OLP songstresses delighted the Ford Bowl audience with four selections. Climaxing this Marian song festival, Academy soprano Anne Whitlock sang Gounodls AVE MARIA. accompanied by Rosemarie Vitale and a three part chorus. I RADIO BROADIIAST SINGERS pictured above are J. Weller ltop, lelltl, Nl. Farrell, A. Kane, F. Green, D. Dowd, ,l. Cinn- rnins lsecond rowi, D. Martin, Nl. Welle, Nl. Chambers, M. Nlahedy, A. Dolan, ,l. Monson, M. Birl-tel, K. Lemke, M. Des- pars: Nl. Bigg lthird rowl, J. Douthitt, Nl. Moser, M. Voigt, .l. Ryan, L. McNeil, J. Celiceo, B. Fleetwood, S. Rocchio: l'. Raymond lfourtli rowl, C. Gagnon, Y. Seiler. P. Lewis, N. Salmon, D. Lesher, B. Sehlegel, and M. 'l'iernun. Page Eighty-four RACHEL MURCUIA lseatetl leltl, Patricia Lewis, Doris Wolff and lstand- ing, left! Silvia Garcia, Mary Ann johnson, Patricia Thompson, and Margie Welle tholding niariinba malletsl gather in the round room in St. Cecilizfs to prepare for the animal program spon- sored by the Cecilian club on the least of St. Cecilia. HELPING ON SATURDAY before the recital are junior music students lleltl Dolores Piccolo, .luliette Cunt- mins, Mary Ellen Voigt, Lourdes Her- nandez, and Yolanda Contreras, arming ing llowers to be used as decorations on the stage for their recital. MUSIC PUPILS OF the freshmen and sophomore classes set the date of their recital for May 18 at 8 p.m. Juniors and seniors chose May I9 as their recital day. ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, under the direction of the music dc- partment, headed by Mother Aileen Francis. Academy Cecilians presented their annual Saint Ceciliais Day program for the student body. HIMSKY-KORSAKOVS FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE, Lecuona's SECUIDILLA, and NOCTURNE IN E by Chopin were selected by juniors, Juliette Cummins, Mary Ellen Voigt, and Lourdes Hernandez respectively. FRESHMEN. MARGARET HUNT. Aurora Najar. and Beverly Vlvahl pre- sentcd GITAINERIA by Lecuona, Brahmis WALTZ IN A FLAT, and Chopinis PRELUDE IN C MINOR. Accompanied by Patricia Lewis at the piano and Margie Wlelle playing the marimba, Mary Elizabeth Hurley sang THE ROSARY by Ethelbert Nevin. Mary Elizabeth also rendered her interpretation of H. Lane Wilsorfs CARMENA SONG. ' FHlfSl'llXll'lN CECILI,-XNS, abou- iseated on floor, leftl, Mary D. Dugan, WiI1nii'1'L'd Laughton, Donna Lerwill, Chenitza Rouyer, fseatf-rl on couch, leftl Hilda Monge and Martha Moreno: and fstanding, left? Rita Mello, Aurora Najar, Gwynne Tunney, Susan Smith, and Mary Jane Tiernan prepare to make a ref'or1lin,f: in Mother Aileen Francis' room, while Beverly Wahl operates the recorder. MUSIC Plll'lLS hfwlow lyseuted, leftl, Mary lflizaheth Hurley, Ernestine Mix, Anne Whitlock, and Linda McCarthy fstandingl wait in the parlors hefore playing their seleetinns for the senior recital. Q w ' H E95 Thunderbirds Laughing Waters and Thumlcrbird. MRS, WELLE, RED Cross represen- tative and third and fourth grade teacha er, supervises while Silvia Olivieri ad- mires the efforts of Mary Luz Abarca, who with Anita Donnelly and Mary El- len Warner sews soft toys for hospital use. Student representative Linda Snow cheeks and packs Red Cross boxes turned in by all the grades. Sharon Mc- Grath and Elsa Klamroth lend able assistance. NOW IN THEIR fourth year, the grammar school varsity, called the VARETTES, closed a successful season with only one defeat. Wearing pink skirts and white blouses, VARETTES also participated in the county-wide volley-tennis league for the first time this year. Basketball became a favorite during the spring: season and Academy, under the capable direction of coach jackie Bowles, captured the League A trophy and took part in the city-county Championship games. WEEKLY MEETINGS ARE conducted by seventh and eighth graders who are interested in joining Our l,a1ly's Sodality upon entrance into high school. Sodality prefect, Mary Caratan, here explains a rule while Nancy Peck Cleftl, Ana Aldrete, Rosemarie Wanluch, Sonya Sawaya, ,loan Campbell, and Ellen Higgins pay close attention. " rs' ,- .,...,,aa,E ,, my-pimps, nt , -, GRADE EIGHT fleft, top rowl Lillian Singh, Judith Wilson, Linda Snow, Joan Campbell, Elsa Klamroth, Diane Berry, tsecond from top? Guadalupe Garcia, Judith Greer, Mary Caratan, Carmen Estudillo, Sandra Bellamy, Diane Hernandez, Elizabeth Galvin, Irma Zenteno: fthird from top? Rosemarie Wantuch, Margaret Caldwell, Gloria Mackay, Maria Teresa Alsonso, Suzanne Osborne, Ifront row! Carolyn Shults, Silvia Olivieri, Concepcion Garcia, Ana Aldrete, Sharon McGrath, and Anita Donnelly. MARIE CORONA fleftl, Lillian Singh, and Judy Wilsoli smile happily as they begin the Christmas festivities by each taking a gift during the exchanging ceremonies. After opening gaily wrapped packages, a treat of ice cream, cake, soda pop, and candy followed. A program of entertainment and the singing of Christmas songs ended their Christmas celebration. BEGINNING THEIR LAST year of grammar school, 26 eighth graders met on Monday, September 14, with teacher, Sister Anne Gertrude, for the first time. CLASS OFFICERS ELECTED to lead the grade-side Hseniorsn were Lillian Singh, president, Anita Donnelly, vice-president, Ana Aldrete, secretary, and Mary Caratan, treasurer. SUBJECTS FOR THE new year included arithmetic in preparation for algebra which they will take as freshmen, religion, Eng- lish, spelling, and the social studiesfhis- tory, geography, and civics. ALTHOUGH STUDY WAS an integral part of school life, recreation was not left out. During the swimming season, eighth graders were among the most enthusiastic splashers at the pool. Competitive sports gained ground, and the Varettes, junior var- sity, participated in county-wide volleyball, basketball, and volley-tennis leagues, cap- turing the basketball and volley-tennis league trophies. JUNIOR RED CROSS, under the direc- tion of Mrs. Welle, occupied the girls as they made toys for distribution to under- privileged children through its program. A CHARTER FOR the seventh and eighth grade Civics Club, received from the Commission on American Citizenship of the Catholic University of America arrived No- vember 25. and the Club has since presented several programs on citizenship for the en- tire grammar school. Page Eighty-nine AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK brought forth a seventh and eighth grade Civics Club-sponsored project which included a Saints' Quiz, a Tables Match, and a Spelling Bee. After competition in their own class- rooms to select winners, representatives from the seventh and eighth grades met fifth and sixth grade winners in the auditorium from 1-2 p.m., No- vember 12. Victorious contstants were Tani Hall tgrade 61, Saints' Quiz, Carmen Estudillo fgrade 81 in the Spelling Bee. PICTURED ARE SAINTS' Quiz finalists Rosa Ruiz fgrade 55, Tani Hall lgrade 65, Mary Alice Storer tgrade 71, and Mary Caratanf fgrade 8? answering Rosemarie WHIIIUCDTS questions, while Civics' Club otiicers Betty Lou Calvin, Celia Gomez, and Diane Hernandez preside. After stu- dents' talks on American Education Week, teams comprising members of both classes, grouped as Reds and Blues, closed the afternoon with a volleyball game, Blues triumphing. FOR THE PURPOSE of learning about their country's government, and to be better able to take an active part as citizens in later years, the seventh and eighth grades organized a Civics Club. CELEBRATING THE BIRTHDAY of the United Nations, October 24, this Civics Club invited the fifth and sixth grades to a United Nations party in the auditorium. Among costumed hostesses are Celia Gomez flefti , Trudy Greer, Margo Handley, Gloria Mackay, and Myrna Lemke, who compare the characteristic costumes of their adopted countries. 5 DANCES AND SONGS from nearly all of the 60 UN members were presented by appropriately dressed girls while spectators wore badges rep- resenting the Hag and name of a different member-country. The program concluded with refreshments in the art room. CHORIC SPEECH, TABLEAUX, and songs were combined by the grammar school student body in their presentation of CHRISTMAS MASS by Sister Carmela, an original holiday pageant Sunday, December 13, for their families and friends. IN A SCENE from the play, the priest l,Ioan'CampbeIlJ extends his hands over the Blessed Mother tAnastasia Mauzasi as she holds the Christ Child. Two angels tElizabeth Robbs, left, and Josephine Escalantei adore the Holy Infant. A VERSE CHOIR comprising seventh and eighth graders wore full uniform plus red silk bow ties, while third to sixth grades sang appropriate carols as a background for the table-aux which paralleled each part of the Mass with the Incarnation. Nativity, and life of Our Lord. Page Ninety Laughing Waters and Thunderbird BECOMING A MEMBER of the highest class in the grammar school -the seventh and eighth grade-was very exciting for 23 new seventh graders this year. How much fun to be a monitor, to belong to the Civics Club, to aspire to Sodality membership, to have representation among class oiiicers, and to work with the Junior Red Crossl THEN THERE IS a matter of just a few months until the sev- enth graders are really important, entering the eighth grade, becom- ing the oldest and most respected class in the elementary school. THIS YEAR IS unusually exciting, being a year Of many 'aiirstsf' For the first time, both the seventh grade and their mothers will be hostesses at a breakfast honoring the departing upperclass, following a Mass attended by seventh and eighth grade, but offered for the eighth grade. GRADE SEVEN Cleft, top rowl Catherine Tracy, Petrina Ferrari, Mary Teresa Del Rosario, Margo Handley, Anastasia Mauzas, Gertrude Greerg isecond from topj Mary Ellen Warner, Paula Dail, Mary Alice Storer, Olivia Martinez, fthird from top? Sonya Sawaya, Nancy Peck, .Iosephine Escalante, Mary Luz Abarca, Kathleen Neff, ffourth from topl Gloria Malo, Celia Gomez, Elizabeth Robles, Myrna Iiemkeg Cfront rowl, Ellen Higgins, Margaret OiNeill, Miriam Zenteno, Norma Salgado, and Marsha Raymond. l J x l - -- ---- - ' '-'A--LA-2 'A an-r - GRADES FIVE AND six ftop, left bannisterlz Daphne Clancy, Lucia Foncerrada, Yvonne Garcia, Gayle Thiersch, Anita Rayburn, Maie Harmond, Cecilia Lemus, Martha ,lo Kimball, Celia Ruiz, Valerie Haughtong fseated, top rowl Sandra Balsamo, Cecilia Manush, Magali Garcia, Laura Ruizg fsecond rowl Rosemary Fox, Maria Candanedo, Alma Ellis, Roselia Bonifaz, Maureen Mc- Grath, Kathryn Donahueg fthird rowl Margaret Caratan, Maria Morales, Monica Nord, Kathleen Hersey, Carolyn Ballard, ffourth rowl Carmen Gomez, Annette Novasel, Roberta Sansoucy, Lourdes Valencia, fhottom rowl Patsy Coady, Edda Contreras, Johnie Sue Coxsey, Bridget Greaser, Marsha Adkins, Lily Floresg ftop, right bannisterl Barbara Ellis, Yolanda Ruiz, Bonnie Elander, Esther Mauzas, Teresa Trekell, Tani Hall, and Patricia Tiernan. UNDER THE CAPABLE supervision of Sister Marie Pierre, fifth and sixth grade students completed a happy year of work and play. MASCOT, PROFESSOR HINKLEPINK, CE fcarrot eaterj, led the girls to vic- tory in contests and games many times. TANI HALL. PRESIDENT, Lucia Foncerrada, vice president, and Lily Flores, acting secretary and treasurer, were the ofiicers of the class for the school year, 1953-1954. AMONG THE VARIOUS field trips taken during social studies class, girls paid a visit and were shown around Scripps Institute of Oceanography, February 4. They brought their lunch, and wet their feet along the shore of the Pacific. MEMBERS OF THE fifth and sixth grade may belong to the Tarcisicians. Decem- ber 5, at 9 a.m., President Gayle Thiersch and fellow Tarcisicians participated in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at St. lohn's Church and attended the San Diego Tar- cisician Congress. ANOTHER PROJECT OF the Tarcisicians was a puppet show with the main theme every day sacrifices to please the Sacred Heart. Page Nznety two Lauhlizrzg ll"uters and Tf'1umlerbirrI. ONE OE THEIR favorite pastimes is putting up bulletin boards and this is just what these girls are doing. Many times during their school year this board is changed. Tani Hall Con stooll, Edda Contreras, Kathleen Hersey, Maie Harnrondg ffront rowi Roselia Bonifaz, Martha ,Io Kimball and Lily Flores add the hnishing touches to this map. , ,, AFTER LISTENING TO the Standard School Broadcast that featured week after week a different instrument, Sister Marie Pierre showed and explained to filth and sixth graders Barbara Ellis fback rowl, Rosemary Fox, Bonnie Elander, Margaret Caratan, Kathryn Donohue, Magali Garcia, Monica Nord, Maria del Pilar Candanedo, Yvonne Garcia fseatedl, Laura Ruiz, Celia Ruiz, and Maria Theresa Morales, the instruments that had been explained. DURING THE CHRISTMAS party after the exchange of gifts and refreshments, fifth and sixth graders watch with interest while Maria Lourdes Valencia does a Spanish dance with the traditional Spanish castanets. Intensely interested in the dance are fleftl Patricia Tiernan kstandingrl Cecilia Lemus, Bridget Greaser fseatedl, Lucia Foncerrada, Valerie Haughton, Teresa Trekell, Anita Rayburn, Marsha Adkins, Sandra Balsamo, Yolanda Ruiz, Alma Ellis, Gayle Thiersch, Carmen Gomez, and Maureen McGrath. L w ,WQWWJHZW ff. .1 ,.A i fffi Q l 'H 1 I f I - L' -177777, H , , ., M ,, , ,, , ,.,., Laughing Waters and Tlzumlerbird. THIRD AND FOURTH graders: seated, Cheryl Millen tleftj, Leslie Morton, Kathryn Gerdts, Trelawny Macomber, Diana Stackhouse, Patricia Ryan, Susan Alonso, Lourdes Abarca, Walicia Ruiz, Maria A. Gutierrez, Barbara Squires, Yvonne Zack, Silvia Martinez, Beatriz Dor- becker, Jean Allen, ,loan Ellis, Karen Casares, Bozier Smith, Susan Tooleg standing, Lunelta Gatesg Hirst row! Alicia Alvarado, Judy English, Barbara Peterson, Joan Mackay, Diana Malo, Jean Fox, Maria D. Iriondo, Vece Lou Smith: Csecond row? Rita Valdes, Irene Gutierrez, Geor- gina Joe, Judy Hall, Maria Aguilarg fthird rowJ Leticia Zaragoza, Ann Vurgason, Mary Hicklin, Juliet Paeske, Patricia Corella, Theresa Hart, Rosemary Valdes, and Julieta Morales. ,ivan N Q- In a 5 law N 5 2 s N 0 lou ALWAYS STRIVING FUR progress, third and fourth graders use every opportunity to increase their speed and accuracy in recognizing various number combinations. USING LARGE CARD charts makes arithmetic a game for Rosemary Valder fcenterj, Maria Aguilar Qleftl, Irene Gutierrez, .Julieta Morales, Jean Fox, Joan Mackay, Lunetta Cates, and Diana Malo as they compete in trying to arrive first at the correct answers. PAUSING AS THEY prepare the Christmas tree and gifts for the annual third and fourth grades' Christmas party, Diana Stackhouse ileftl, Leslie Morton, and Mary l-licklin cannot resist the temptation to pinch and peek at the gaily wrapped Christmas gifts. As at all Christmas parties, this will be the last gathering of classmates before Christmas holidays. 'AM STARTING THE 1953-54 school year out right. third and fourth graders took as their most important aims good hehavior, kindness to all. and application to class work. DURING HOOK Wvldlfli each girl made Clothes pin dolls. one doll representing the main character in the hook she had read. While in preparation for American lfdueation Vlvet-li. they made booklets Containing sample papers of eaeh sulmject. Advent found the girls en- tlearoring to foster the true spirit of Christmas. To top off their most successful year, under the direction ol' their tear-lwr, Mrs. Welle, enthusiastic: third and lonrth graders purchased 20 pagan lmaluit-s. l"l'lY ANU l.'Xllllll'l'lfH are the theme song of these happy girls as they play during recess and lunch tinie: .Ioan lfllis lrunning: with hullil, Georgina .lov tleftl, Hita Yaldes, llurlruru Squires, Lourdes Altarea, Trelawny Nlaooinlwr, .illieia Alvaratlo, Bozier Smith, and Susan Alonso. .ll l,ll'.l l',Al',5Kl'. lleftl, l',I'Ilt14llIlf5 Ciitit-rrez. Nlxia Nlartinvx, l'atricia Ryan. lleatriz Dorlreeker. NYYIIIHIC Zack. Nlariu gl. Gutierrez, and Susan Toole art- standing and inspecting: their soeial studies project for l7el1rt1ury-tlie huiltling ol' lntliun houses and limits. Lllltgfllllg Waters and Tlzumlerbird. FIRST AND SECOND graders are noted for their enthusiasm in all co-curricular activities. Starting the year with flying colors, the four leading annual subscription salesmen in the school were members of this class. Jeannette Prantil. Karen Boggio, Cynthia Parnell, and Patti Grass, who also held their own in the Laetare Sunday Fiesta. RECEIVING THEIR FIRST introduction to academic subjects, first graders learn to read. print, spell, and work with numbers, while their second grade classmates increase their skills in these subjects and practice cursive writing for the first time. RELIGION IS AN important subject in this class, as in all others. Beginning with the creation of angels and men, girls also learn about their guardian angels and the Blessed Mother. RECREATION IS INCLUDED. for these young ladies enjoy the facilities of the yard at St. Catherinels during noon hour. FIRST and SECOND grades, top, left: ,Ianice Sansouci, Kathleen Iannus, Barbara Wright, Susan Norman, Maria Velasco, Margaret Ann Nord, Jeannette Prantilg second row: Caroljeun Murphy, Martha O7Connor, Patricia Mayberry, Doreen Bartos, Pamela Marveyg third row: Karen Boggio, Laura Zurita, Mary Lee Collura, Karen Noble, Diane Opitz, Eva Safcik, Olivia Zaragoza, fourth row: Cheryl Adkins, Stephanie Kidder, Cynthia Parnell, Linda Snyder, Maria Ruizg fifth row: ltiarsha Mae Donehower, Janet Hall, Teresa Kenneully, Linda Chamberlain, Patsy McCullough, Rarbara Maher, Patrfeia Crass, and Patricia Lernus. W me INTENT ON INIPROYINC their reading ability by constant practice, thc Erst and second graders make use of every opportunity given to theni. Flash cards to increase their speed and a racy in the recognition of many words and terms are held bv prir scholar, Barbara Maker' for 'class ccu- new nary , ..mate. Linda Synder, to identify, while Linda Chamberlain looks on, awaitinff her z: ll1I'I1. DAILY, MEMBERS OF the first and second grade music class descend stairs on their way to St. Cecilia's Hall for their practice period, Passing the chem- istry and biology lab and stopping on the way for a brief visit with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, they go to their respective rooms for the thirty minute period. CHERYI, ADKINS fleftl, Patricia Lemus, and Patricia Mayberry, with books in hand, look forward to the cheery smiles from music teachers, Sis- ter Teresita, and Sister Paula Francis. Scales, exercises, and short pieces oc- cupy much of the time, perfection being the main aim of their practice. High- light of their musical year is a recital in May for parents and friends. CHILDREN ENIOY SWINFINF I . 1 1 ant playing on the merry-go-round. Diane o A ' ' IHIZ fleltl, Olivia laragrza. and Susan Norman are having fun whirling: around and around although Margaret Ann Nord frightl seems to be a little afraid of the ride. After playing for twenty minutes, girls go back to ther class- rooms all happy because of the wonder- ful time they had. BLACKIE, ACADEMY MASCOT, has. definitely stolen the hearts of the entire OLP faculty and student body as proved in the achniringx glances given to him by First and second graders Kathleen lannus lleftl, Maria Velasco, Mary Lee Collura, Laura Zurita, and Barbara W1'ight. SINCE BLACKIE'S ARRIVAL in November, it is not uncommon to find dog biscuits included in the lunch bags of OLP students. Eighth grade boarder .Iudy Wilson discovered this black cock- er spaniel asleep on her bed, Novem- ber 23. He has been a Very Important Person on the campus ever since. i L,- ...,,,, .. Laughing We ters an 11 Thunzlerbird. YOUNGEST IN THE school family, kindergartners begin their school life by learning the fundamentals of religion, developing skills requiring coordination, acquiring a sense of rhythm, and most important-practicing the art of working and playing together. DURING THEIR MID-morning recesses, after finishing their daily cookies and milk, they often dress up in War bonnets playing Indian Chiefs while beating war drums. LOUDER THAN ALL the rest Polly, kindergarten parrot, screeches as the Kindergarten Eleven plays. A tragic loss was suffered when Mike, Kindergarten turtle was lost. Unable to find Mike, distressed pupils endeavored to replace him with Nick. ENJOYINC THEIR FIRST approach to fine art, four kinder- garteners mix colors and experiment with various effects at the easels in the kindergarten classroom. Marianne Amrein fleftl, combines colors, Sandra Sabatini prepares to apply paint to the canvas, while Angela Thompson and Laura Jo Impastato look on with approval. These four artists in gay protective aprons led their class in the annual VILLA MONTEMAR subscription drive. KINDERCARTEN ALSO LED the entire grammar and high school in the Fiesta, averaging eleven dollars per capita. GATHERED AROUND THEIR Christmas tree, decorated with the traditional balls, tinsel, and brightly colored paper chains, the youngest OLP students devour Christmas cookies, candies, and ice cream cones before opening eagerly awaited gifts which they exchanged among themselves. Pausing for a moment between presents, kindergarteners Beryl Caldwell Cstandingl, Marie Antoinette Gomez, Ruth Maria Valdes fseat- edl , Angela Thompson, Marianne Thompson, Barbaranne Tucker, Patricia Lou 07Connor, Christina Carrasco, Laura lo Impastato, Marla Noel Harvey, and Sandra Sabatini smile their delight at decorations and background bulletin boards in the holiday theme. AS THEIR PART in school-wide yuletide festivities, littlest students sang .IOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS at the conclusion Rgjflge grammar school play, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRIST- l 4 4- 44. Blackie the Champ Linda and Victoifs Spoils Silly Cyranos Wlio Tops Totem Pole Laughing Waters shoots candids. Truce Called Rosie and Fiesta Fathers Ditch-Day Can-Can ? Wherfis the Mau? Sophs' Snow-Time Court Capers Rah Rah Girls Seusoifs End - Smiles The Pause That Refreshes New Look for Gym Margie Shows 'em How Frosh Turn Hawaiian Lefs Play Dress-Up I Like the Wide Open Spaces ff' fa f 4' A aches' Good Fr'encls I gf 1' F p . n li, 6 . 1 Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell Gem Market ' 4, Dr. J. C. Campbell Gill's Academy Pharmacy ' t I Canada Dry Mr. and Iglrs. K. S. Gill and Son ', Qwvl Mr. and Mrs. K. Caratan Glenn's Ieats W Carolyn's Women's Apparel Nathan Golden . i . W- P- C3l'l'0ll Golden West Packing company Laughing Waters grateful to patrons Most Reverend Charles F. Buddy, DQD. Bishop of San Diego Rt. Rev. Msgr. Luke Deignan Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. A. C. Van Veggel Fathers of St. Augustin High School Augustinian Fathers, St. Patrick's Church Reverend John Bland Reverend E. Kloskowski A Reverend Jerome J. Sullivan Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church ' St. John of the Cross Church St. Martinis Church St. Rose of Lima School Ace Cleaners Ace House Movers Don D'Augustino and family Air City Ambulance Service Mrs. T. J. Ahern Mary Allan's Dining Room Aparatos Musicales Arcade Beauty Studio . Esther and Constance Arias Barron's Home Auto Firestone Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bassett Mr. and Mrs. F. Basulto Robert Bauer T. H. Baumann, D.D.S. Benbough Mortuary Rear Adm. and Mrs. Francis VV. Benson G. R. Bill Mary Bill Blue Bird Laundry Mrs. Lloyd Board Charles Boggio Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Boggio Thelma Boggio Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boggio, Sr. Clarence G. Boiser Boland's Market Botica Alfa Bradley's Snack Bar Brown Bear Cafe Bucker Brothers, General Upholstering C 81 S Market R. W. Caldwell, Realty Page One Hundrea' T100 Carta Blanca James Cavanaugh Central Meat Company Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Chambers Chcnkins, Inc. Chocolate Shop 101 Chuck Wagon Pat Colonnelli Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Contreras Ramiro Contreras Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Corona Mrs. Charles Crommelin "C" Street Florists Mrs. Mary R. Cummins Amalia de Curto ' Custom Builders Custom Floors Davidson Co., Fine Pianos Jimmie Davis Beauty Salon Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dawson Day Realty Dean's Shoe Shop Anna M. del Rosario 0. V. del Rosario, M.D. Diane Denetre Dettloff Pharmacy Diamond Cleaners Sz Dyers Wesley Dickenson Mrs. B. C. de Dorbecker Lic. O. Dorbecker C. Doria Pharmacy Joseph P. Door, Religious Supplies Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Douthitt Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Doud Mr. Floyd Driessen f Mrs. Floyd Driessen Patrick H. Drummy - Joseph E. Dryer , Rear Am. and Mrs. Paul F. Dugan John E. Dyzoeki Ellis Department Store Jamie Enikson, Sr. Jamie Enikson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Julio Ereneta Thomas Erwin Shoe Store Ethel's Dress Shop Ethel's Yarn Shop Mrs. William G. Evans Exclusive Cleaners Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Farrell Mr. and Mrs. William J. Farrell Charles Foto Rosemary Gates Mrs. Michael D. Goodbody Bruce and Ann Graham ' Mrs. Ruth E. Graham Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Grass Mr. and Mrs. Harry Green ' Rosalva Gutieres Mrs. Jane Guymon, Jr. ' Mr. and Mrs. John E. Handley Handy Spot Market - ' ' - Hertz Rent-A-Car Licensee J. L. Hicklin f ' P Mrs. J. L. Hicklin ' High Seas Tuna Packing Co., Inc. Hillcrest Auto Laundry Mr. and Mrs. F. Hindrelet . Doctors Hollinger and - , Rittenburg ' Jack M. Horner Houk's Grill Alicia V. Houold K. Houold ' House of Brides Hummer and Smith, Real Estate Terry W. Hunt Henry Hurley Mr. and Mrs. ' ' Casper J. Impastato International Distributing' Co. Mrs. A. S. Jauman Jay Displays - Mr. Conrad Jiminez Mr. and Mrs. George F. Joe Hal Johnson 81 Company Keith,s Rancho Drive In ' Kimball Real Estate 81 Insurance La Coste Sales I La Estrellita Grocery Store I ' La Fiesta Cafe Langley Corporation Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Laughton Charles T. S. Ledden . Mr. and Mrs. George A. Lemke Ma. Teresa D. de Leon Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Lerwill Lincoln Ambulance Service Mrs. G. Lombard, ' Hollywood Courts . H. M. Lombard Insurance Co. ' Mary Lou's Kiddie Shop 'i W. R. Lynn William H. Macomber ' Mr. and Mrs. H. Mandolf A The '5Mansionette,' Marjorieis Flowers 1 Josefina Ascencio Martinez A fu 4. , ti I ' :1 vw, N ,,.. . .X My Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Mathew John Matranga Frances Matranga Mr. and Mrs. James 'McCarthy McCord's Bake Shop Francis McDermott Mr. and Mrs. James A. McDonagh ' Grace McGrath Studio of Dance Mrs. Walter McLaughlin Mrs. - Elizabeth McLoughlin Melody Grill - Mercy. Hospital Merit Variety Store Mission Garage Al Mix Drugs ' Amanda Ascencio de Mojarro Mr..and Mrs. A Royal Morey and Family Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morton Mr. and Mrs. Leo Moser 'Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Morzinskig A George, Florence, and Mary 'Mr. "and Mrs. Alfred W. Muehlebach General and Mrs. F. P. Mulcahy Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Myers Nip and Puff Shop C. L. Nord , 0'Connor's Church Goods -Mr. and Mrs. G. J. 0'Mahony Dr. and Mrs. Clyde J. Osborne Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Paderewski Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Parnell Carlota de Paulin Enrique Paulin Magda Luz Paulin Dr. and Mrs. R. 0. Peck- Jose Peraza ' Peter Pan, Clothes for Children Pitts, the Trunk Man Point Loma Shoe Shop Mr. and Mrs. Guido Prantil Mr. and Mrs. Hillard A. Pratt Perry Priddell Productos Modernos 'John Yale Quinlan Rainford Flower Shop Ralph's Texaco Service Rancho Market Rancho Market Basket Remar's W'omen's Apparel M. G. Richiield Service . Mr. and Mrs. James Riley Dr. J. A. Rittoff Mr. and Mrs. Francis Rivard Ingeborg F. de Robles Miguel Angel Robles A. Francis W. Robinson Rocket Cleaners Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rossi George Ruiz Liquors Francisco Ruiz Rivera Laura de Ruiz Ryan-Sullivan Mortuary T. M. Ryan Sabarex Coffee Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. Salcido San Diego Apron Mfg. Co. Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sands Sawaya Brothers Mr. PC. Sawaya Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Schaniel Mrs. Carl L. Scherer Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Seiler Gloria Shafine Sheffields Judge Dean Sherry Shiney's Market Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shults Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sidhu 81 Son Farris H. Siefert Mrs. J. Consuelo Singh Thomas Skelley Southern California Music Co. Marybelle Squires 'I. Hollis Squires Q State Auto Body Standard Roof Company Stationers Corporation Stevenson-Phillips 'Texaco Service Irma Paula Stuliier A1 Sullivan Superior Furniture Company Almacen Suroeste S. A. Teawill Company Mary Tefft Termite Company Topis Restaurant Edmund P. J. Tucker Tyson Pontiac Company Lic. Alonso M. Velasco Christine and Susan Vetter Mr. and Mrs. W'ahl ., i . .. . . ,, .,. ' ' ANNUAL STAFF MARGARET GREGGS ftopi, Nziren Moser, Linda McCarthy, flliurlene Stephens, and Ruth Castello bid friends goodbye, hoping: they like Vll,l,A MONTEMAR, '54, Wahlis Dept. Store Way's Grocery and Meat Market Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Weinstock Mr. and Mrs. James P. Welle West Coast Poultry Western Distributing Company Peter Wheat Bakery Parker W. White Whitney's Wieses, Ltd. D. D. Williams Stores Mrs. Theresa A. Wilson Mrs. John S. Wolfe The Womans Shop Mrs. Rosanna Wright XETV-Channel 6 Young's Market Company Dr. William Zack Vincente Zaragoza Zeglis Service, Inc. , , W f, ., .Riva F45 :,,,...7.i1,qL f,L1,,? ,1 K-,,,z',., I .. - . -N ,A . ..-Q-.rv Us A1 '-'1-tart. L . . - , '. J . ., .sf n..,,f,5.w Q. 1 ,--Aww, ,-gf. --. , ,- ,A .3 1-..-,, ' -,',: ...:',f-JT., , 1-r V or -1- vw- E-L Y .-n::f41f?f'.4zf H"W 7 4 Q2 zfvfe. , -af 9, -1,1 A'- K 1- LQH ..f' :- lg . 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