American International College - Taper Yearbook (Springfield, MA)

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J CUNTE BOOK I BOOK II BOOK III BOOK IV J NTS THE COLLEGE THE CLASSES THE ACTIVITIES THE ATHLETICS DEIIICATIUN To Chester Stowe McGovvn, our President, whose en- Courogement hos mode the TAPER possible, whose greeting to returning olunnni is os kindly os the oid he gove them os students, ond whose recognition ot the port thot college con ploy in the community is leoding the Amerleon Internotionol College torword We dedicote this boola i , -1 CHESTER STOWE MCQOWN, EQLD., Presndent A W ff 214 f 9 K rafodbffzm- f ro--Ark 1, ,V gi.,-5,41-,VL CIILLEGE J 1 I I R - J Faculty DORA GRAHAM MARTIN, I REV. GARRETT V. STRYKER, Med. , A DD. . , Registrar A Executive Secretory ' DALLAS LQRE SHARP, JR., MA. Miss OLIVE DURGIN, Mid. "' Senior Closs Adviser Deon of Women A i I5 Liberal Arts Department WILLIS B. ROBINSON, Sc.D. Luther Anderson, Ph.D. Clara M. Benson, M.A. Olive Durgin, M.Ed. G. Norman Eddy, M.A. Hazel E. Fosgate, M.A. Samuel P. I-Iayes, Jr., Ph.D. Bertha Jackson, BS. G. I-I. D. L'Arnoureux, M.A. Alba T. Lazzaris, A.B. Director FAC U LTY I-lenrietta Littlefield, M.A Dora G. Martin, M,Ed. Willis G. McGown Helen J. Miller, A.B. Herbert Moore, Ph.D. Grace E. Riddle, B.Ed. Garrett V. Stryker, D.D. Paul E. Thissell, M.A. Lydia M. Whitehead, AB Theodore A. Wiel, M.A., LL.B. Charles A. Woodbury, M.M., Director of Music Gertrude L, Davis, M.A., Women's Physical Education Director Russell E. Peterson, BS., Men's Athletic Coach Annah E. Brady, Librarian Science Department ROBERT W. COBB, ScD Director FACULTY William Brooks Drew, Ph.D. C. Rice Gadaire, Ph.D. Abba V. Newton, Ph.D. Willis B. Robinson, SCD Business Administration Department FACULTY Olive Durgin, M.Ed. Herbert Moore, PhD Ruth Burnham Richards, AB. Dalias Lore Sharp, Jr., M.A. Robert F. Smith, M,A. Theodore A. Wiel, LL.B. CHARLES T. POWERS, DCS Director CLASSES I ' THE SENIOR CLASS ARTHUR J. DOBLES President r ALICE C. GRIFFITH H. LORAINE PARKER Vice-President Secretory ARTHUR E. GRANAT NED NOBLE BOYAJY Treasurer Member-ot-Large HARRY N. AIZENSTAT Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Intramural Basketball IZ, 3, 41, International Rela- tions Club l3, 49, Vice-President I4l. A jumble of radical and stoic . . . the air of a philos- opher and thinker . . . the gift of a mimic , , . com- munist or no cornrnunist "I-le hasn'l' read enough" . . . a een clever look wee JOI-IN E, AVERY Springfield, Massachusetts SCIENCE Co-editor of the Non-fiction Department of the "Amaron"g Student Association I3, fllg Men's Athletic Association ll, 2, 3, 4l. Oracular knowledge . . . he speaks for himself . . . brings Dixie, the dog, and Dixie's worms . . . "Old Faithful" . . . a good teacher must also be a good student. GORDON A. BARKER East Longmeadow, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Advertising Manager of the "Yellow Jacket" I3lg Var- sity Football l2lj Varsity Soccer 13, 41, Business Club 15, 4lg Intramural Basketball l3l. The Ford . , . used to frequent Lee I-Iall . . , peanuts . , , a constable and teaser , , . bashful , . . has a leaning toward Baptist Church suppers . , . passionate desire to place East Longmeadow on the map. 2I I F. ELOISE BENNETT North Wilbraham, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Glee Club Bl, "Rosamunde" i375 Women's Athletic Association tl, 2, 31. Reservedly non-committal as to her real thoughts , . . obviously prompt.. .chatting in the Day Student Room . . . excels in shorthand and sewing . . . the sweet friendliness ot a well-liked person. JAMES W, BLAISDELI. Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Club IZ, 3, 4I, General Manager ot the "Taper" till, Athletic Manager ill, Men's Athletic Association tl, 2, 3, 4l. Perpetually bound for some place . . 4 a touch of the politician . , . likes to tinker with automobiles, he missed his calling . . . freckles . . , his hobby, im- pressing people . . . a ready grin . . . a friendly word for everyone. NED NOBLE BOYAJY Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 43, Captain Ifllg Baseball ll, 2, 37, Football tl, 2, 39, Editor at the "Yellow Jacket", Men's Athletic Board B, 41, Zeta Chi, President Gi. lrrepressible sense of humor . . . man of many moods . . . more quoted on campus than Shakespeare , . . dancing maestro . . . coconut custard pie , . . "punchy tool" . . . highvpressure salesmanship, espe- cially with prots . , . jack-of-all-trades , . , inexhaus- tible energy, 22 RUTl-l BROWN ELL Greenfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Basketball Manager l2, 3, 47, Glee Club Manager fill, uramatic Club l2, 3, 43, Treasurer lil, Chairman Frcduction Committee l2l, Manager "Rosamunde." Bosom friend of sleep . . . an infectious giggle . . . the promise of a delightful sense of humor fulfilled in demure dimples . . . tiny in stature but great in heart . . a trifle naive in outlook . . . helpful considera- tion of the generous nature. CHARLES E BURNI-lAM Springfield, Massachusetts I BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Baseball lll, Assistant Manager lllg Football ll, Zlj Intramural Basketball l2, 3, ell, Business Manager of the 'lYellow Jacket", Advertising Manager of the "Taper" lf-U, Sigma Alpha Phi. Regular . . . gentleman at all times . . , looks inno- cent but is willing to take a dare , . . Falstaff . . , enjoys being the leader in lots of excitement . , . high ambition . . . never a dull moment, QV JACK W. CARRIGAN Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMlNlSTRATlON Baseball l2, 3, ill, "Amaran" Staff l3, 49, Men's Ath- letic Association ll, 2, 3, ell. The "Esquire"-ish air . . . a battered hat and a Pack- ard car , . . hates dancing . A . witty in a sophisti- cated vvay . . , something of the Irish about him . . . a flashing smile . . . and flashier socks . . . "A Little ,,, Bit Independent" , . . a yearning for Germany. t 4 73 JOI-lN DONALD CASSENS Agawam, Massachusetts SCIENCE Sigma Alpha Phi, Student Government t4l, Interna- tional Relations Club t3l. I-lis flaming head signifying the brilliance of his mind . . . just a bit radical A . , that far-away look in his blue, blue eyes-perhaps as far away as Easthampton , . , ambles rarely in a hurry . . . tennis . . . an over helmingly generous i turet , fQ. we L-X! . NELLIE WALLACE DEARSTYNE Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Women's Glee Club l2l, Student Association 63, 4l. Studious and serious as Chaucer's Oxenford clerk . . . habitually late . . , discusses labor unions eloquently . . A a white garclenia , . . huge books for refer- ence . . . napsl?l in the library. l iosEPH v, oeivixxtteis I Brooklyn, New York LIBERAL ARTS Soccer IZ, 4l, Intramural Basketball l3I, Alpha Sigma Delta, International Relations Club I3, -4l. Lives for soccer and plays it expertly , . . heads toward University of Wisconsin . , . "Demitasse" . . . hates onions . . . blue , . . penchant for making puns . . . his hobby, opera . . . talented relations . . . "gong" but not forgotten , . . his goal, to win a spaghetti eating contest. 24 ANTONIO LOUIS DiPlETRO - RAYMOND J. DEMBSKI Chicopee, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ' Varsity Tennis Team II, 3, All, Zeta Chi, Member of the Men's Athletic Board I4l, Secretory itll, Member ot the Student Senate ifll, Manager of Basketball tell, business Club IZ, 3, 4I, Vice-President IZI, Treasurer 3 . Conscientiaus in all his undertakings . . . stubborn as o six-year-old-yet good-natured . . , Chicopee . . . following in the path of Tilden and Vines . . , red ties . . . the little blue book . . . no antipathy toward having his picture taken . . . cannot be bribed . . . modest intellect. Springfield Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Science Club IZI, Deutsche Verein K3, 4l, Treasurer I3, ell, Alpha Sigma Delta. Thorough and conscientious , , . needs no noise to prove his point . . A German, and more German . . . interested in race-horses . . . studies the racing sheet . . . unwilling dimples. I I I I ARTHUR J. DOBLES Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION tell, Soccer il, ZI. friendly quietness of a serene temperament. Class President IS, ell, Zeta Chi, Business Club CZ, 3, fllg International Relations Club i3, 4I, Student Senate Unobtrusive leadership befitting a good class president . , , the virtue of being on time . . . o spic-and-span look . . . the modesty of o fine character , . . Helen . . A ambition and ideals . . , o merry laugh . . . the I i HERBERT S. ELKIN Springfield, Massachusetts SCIENCE Science Club l2, 3, 4l, Men's Athletic Association ll, 2, 3, Lllj Dance Orchestra Bl. "Prepare the patient tor the anaestheticu , . . vastly concerned with hot music and bubbling beakers . . . "l-lis lite a deep, dark secret" . , . "l'li-de-hi-de-hi" . a banjo . . . teasing brown eyes . . . a wide, wide grin . . , spends spare time talking to the girls . . . plays stooge. A ,V , 4, f il ,i il JOHN J. GERARDI l-larttord, Connecticut LIBERAL ARTS Sigma Alpha Phi, Business Manager ot the "Ammon" l4l, Chairman Men's Athletic Board Ml, Soccer Team lll, Baseball Manager l2, 3l, Soccer Manager l2l. A wide smile full ot Pepsodent teeth , . . his hobby, horses . . . natural consideration, born of understand- ing . . . executive ability exemplified by his various managerial duties . . . collects cigarette coupons . , . neat precision of dress. ALMA GODIN Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Transfer in Junior Year from Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rasa, California, Kappa Sigma, Program Chair- man lfllg Women's Athletic Association l3l. Pet peeves, going to chapel and doing Greek assign- ments . . . Amherst . . . a bit hard to know but popu- lar with her friends . . . plays the piano well . . . symphony . . , conscientious. . 26 ARTHUR EVERT GRANAT Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Class Treasurer IS, 43, Manager af Soccer l3Jg Busi- ness Club l2, 3, Ali, Vice-President l3Ig Sigma Alpha Phi, Treasurer lfllj Orchestra l3i, Business Manager of the "Taper" lfli. The efficiency and lack af noise of a well-oiled ma- chine . , . cooperation, his philosophy . . . perpetual ticket-taker-inner . . . dig beneath the surface and you wfll find dependability, gentlemanliness and char- acter, ALICE CATHERINE GRIEEITI-lc Longmeadow, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Alpha Upsilon, Varsity Basketball ll, Zi, Student Sen- ate Treasurer l4i, "Yellow Jacket" Staff i3, Ali, Literary Editgr inf the "Taper"j Glee Club till, Ass stant Mana- ger 4 , Personality Plus . . , the spirit is gay, the mind alert . . . hearty laugh, as contagious as the newest' fad . , , subtle ability to make friends feel worthwhile . . . a capacity for making friends great as the earth it- self . , . a delightful mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous . . . washes her fluffy brown hair twice a I week, GEORGE W. HARRIS Winchester, New I-lampshire SCIENCE Student Council Bi, Men's Athletic Association ll, 2, 3, Ali, Subscription Manager of the "Taper" l4i. "Bucky" to you but "Chick" to the girls back home , , . a mixture of science and cynicism . , . an ab- stract quality like higher mathematics . . . a true chip off the old block . . . a deep, deep voice that comes as a surprise. as f 27 f Q DOROTHY R. HASTINGS Agawam, Massachusetts SCIENCE Entered Junior Year tram Bouve, Varsity Basketball l3, ill, Captain till, Varsity Hockey GI, Captain l3l, Varsity Tennis t3J, Alpha Upsilang VVomen's Glee Club XS, Sports Executive at Women's Athletic Association ' I, A head-over-heels ardor tor sports . . . enthusiastically alive . . . happy, naive, little-girl actions . . . her hobby, doing nice little things to surprise her friends i . , ina pensive mood, that Garbo look . . . infectious grin . . , delights in hamburgs, bounding dogs . . . and Agawam. J, . E . K, - .5 1,3 gmail,-gl COW'- . we-V I , .I-ai.. . ii::,Cgf E e'1W'rTf1:i 'ii' i SARAH ROBERTA JOHNSON Cambridge, Massachusetts .-.Q LIBERAL ARTS iii Women's Athletic Association ll 2 3 Lil Tennis Manager l3, LII, Varsity Basketball tl 2 45 Band l3lg Deutsche Verein I3, ill Tl e Quill Staff l2J Joie de vivre . , . Harry , constant cord ality ex pressed in her greeting . . the art at getting away with deviltry . , . a tightng spirit on the basketball WILLIAM FRANCIS JONES Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Varsity Debating Manager l2, 3, 47, President CZ, 3lg International Relations Club l3, 41, President CB, LII, Sigma Alpha Phi, Program Chairman till, Glee Club l4lg Student Council tilt. A debater of noteworthy skill . . . a characteristic gait . . . a rich mellow voice . . . arguments concern- ing rellgion , . , his misson in lite, finding members lar the International Relations Club. RICHARD C. KOPP Northampton, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Basketball l2, 3, LII, Baseball CZ, 3, 43g Men's Athletic Board l3, 4l, International Relations Club Gi. A reviver of the lost art of conversation , . . an in- defatigable basketeer. . . the perfect jockey lhe's always riding someonei . . . eternal business man . . . lucky at games of chance . . . "Did you save your clippings?" . . . hobby, turtles. KENNETH K, KRUSELL Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Club l2, 3, 4l, Treasurer l3I, Member-at- large of Class IZJ, Tennis Manager l4I, Zeta Chi. Finds it difficult to maintain the dignity proper to the oldest brother . . , a yellow thatch of little-boy hair . , , a little ford that loves him but "ain't got no feelings" . , . blue . . . Nellie . . . sports a tan in January . . . jaunts to the beach at odd moments, EDWIN TELFORD LAMSDN Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Deutsche Verein l3, 45, Science Club i2, 3, ell, Sigma Alpha Phi. Self-assurance, flavored with modesty . . . musician and speed demon . . . hard to know but worth the trouble . . . teas . . . fine discrimination in choosing friends, 29 l 'rs FU LIBERAL ARTS Government l43. I MARY ALYCE LANDELLS Springfield, Massachusetts Dramatic Club l2, 335 Women's Athletic Association lZ, 3, 43, International Relations Club l3, 43 Student Excitability quickly aroused . . . chuckling delight in the telling at a funny story . , . spaghetti . . . blue, but she can't wear it . . . likes basketball players . . . flirts outrageously , , . naively frank in expressing her opinions . . . the Walter Winchell of A.l,C. ENOLA ESTELLE LAWS Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Club GI, Women's Athletic Association CI, 2, 33, Student Association l3, 43, A natural mental brilliance ot which she is outwardly unaware . . . on independent spirit , . . always ac- companied by an overtowering pile ot books , . . con- centration. PAUL FREDERICK LYMAN East Longmeadow, Massachusetts SCIENCE Science Club KZ, 3, LII, President i335 International Relations Club l3, 43, Sigma Alpha Phi, President l33j Student Government l3, 43, President l43j Intramural Basketball tl, 2, 33. Firm convictions with ability and courage to carry them out . . , memories of toreign lands , . , "He saw the sea" . . . the colorful vocabulary ot an observant reader and traveler . . . involved discussions . . . sin- cere triend at a chosen tew . . .chemist ot rare ability. JEAN MacTURK Easthampton, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS 'Nornen's Athletic Association il, 2, Sl, Campus Fel- lowship ill, Intramural Basketball ill, Dramatic Club 12, 3, ell, Vice-President i3l, President tell, Manager of "Pygmalion and Galatea" till, Chairman of Ring Committee. , Eyes, blue as the sea . . . Frankly saying what there is to be said . , . encyclapedic knowledge of our lan- guage , . . spontaneous mirth that at times becomes uncontrollable . . . Nelson . . . a definite goal in mind, determination to attain it . . . good company at all times. . -'X i -J 421.111 'W4 C, 1 LVQQQ.. FRANK MONGELLI Bellerose, Long Island, New York LIBERAL ARTS Varsity Soccer il, 2, 3, 4l, Captain C3, All, Alpha Sigma Delta, Intramural Basketball till. Punchinello in a soccer suit . . . may he never lose his accent , . , his hobby, talking about his tonsil operation . . . loves spaghetti in infinite quantities . . . quizzical facial expression . . . cannot distinguish between twins, ,Q Ml, f . 'V 1 ff' TIMOTHY JOSEPH MORIARTY, JR. South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Entered A.l.C. in Junior Year, Football KS, 43, Baseball 63, 4l. Gleeful delight in the doubtful privilege of cutting . . possessed of the luck of the lrish . . . reluctant grin . , . ability to seem interested, even in class . . . af- flicted with congenial lassitude . . . the pungent puns ot the Jack Benny type . . . fishes, but doesn't eat the catch. 3l PHILIP JAMES MURRAY Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Varsity Football Il, 2, 3l, Captain t2, Sl, Varsity Baseball Il, 2, 37, Varsity Basketball tl, Zlj Class President tl, Zi, Zeta Chi, Student Government, Slow kindling humor . . . beams like a good deed in a naughty world . . . agitator of Zeta Chi . . . tantaliz- ingly independent . . , prefers blondes . . . a friendship that is durable . . . white sweater . . . again, that BEAM. TOINI NIEMI West Townsend, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS VVamen's Athletic Association il, 2, 3l, Kappa Sigma, Treasurer t3l, Swimming tl, Zlg Student Association IS, 41, Student Forum. The reserved quiet ot a subtle poem . . . a sympa- thetic, understancling nature . . . always on Bell Duty . . . keen sense of humor which dares to be known only to her close friends, I l-l. LORAINE R'-.RIQER Barre, Vermont LIBERAL ARTS Editorein-chiet ot the "Amaron" I3, All, Vice-President ot Class t3l, Secretary ot Class I4l, Student Forum Secretary I3J, Varsity Basketball tl, Sl, Dramatic Club I3, ill. The impishness ot the merry puck . . . hearty, chuck- ling laugh and merrily darting, singing, unpredictable good humor , . . a keen memory and an astute mind . , . an etfervescent staccato of words . . . outspoken as unsophisticated youth . , . dates on red. JOHN B. RANDALL, JR. Ludlow, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Business Club i2, 3, 43, Vice-President l4l, Zeta Chi, Chairman of Junior Prom GI, Ring Committee GI, Usher of Glee Club Concert l4J, "Yellow Jacket" Staff GI, Head in the clouds, feet on the ground, and mind on the future . , . the besti?l in puns . . , loves his brother and his car . . . capable organzer, ability to formulate a plan and carry it out successfully. JESSE OSMAN RICHARDSON Springfield, Massachusetts SCIENCE Science Club f3, 4l, President fill, Football ill, Sigma Alpha Phi, "Rosamunde" 137. The keystone of the science department . , . an avid, candid cameraman . . . probably the reincarnation of an alchemist A . . matches pennies . . . radio amateur . , . a friend indeed, 51-lE,'Q JBA-fovwsf Kjijvefk' Il DORIS RODGERS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania LIBERAL ARTS Deutsche Verein VII, Women's Athletic Association il, 2, 3l, Kappa Sigma, Assistant Editor of the "Amaron" K3, 41, Student Council HI, Varsity Hockey i3l Creative writer of merit , , , the Iittleness and delicate features of a Botticelli . . , sound and not furious . . . a scrapper in sports . . . knits dresses that we envy . . . long letters from Jabby . . . quiet evasive charm . . , preoccupation of being lost in thoughts of her own. 33 JOSEPH WILLIAM ROMITO Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Varsity Debating lllg Class Treasurer C275 Sigma Alpha Phi, Treasurer l2, 33, Vice-President l43j Busi- ness Club KZ, 3, 43, Program Chairman KB, 43, Presi- dent l4J, Varsity Soccer ll, 23. "lf I were twins" . . . collects cars, especially Pierce- Arrows . . . brain trust of many organizations . , . always bustling somewhere . . . seonces . . . high- pressure salesmanship . , . painstaking with details ...commuter to Mt. Holyoke, particularly to the intirmary. AMERIGO A. RUSSO Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS International Relations Club I3, 43, Alpha Sigma Delta Secretary C435 Student Government l4l. reputable cop covering a mass of black curly hair. JEAN SAVAGE Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts Ll BERAI. ARTS Women's Athletic Association ll, 2, 33, Glee Club ll, 2, 3, 43, Dramatic Club il, 2, 33, Kappa Sigma, Presi- dent l3, 43. Pleasant conversationalist . . . cautious driver , . . Math, her bugbear . . . eats Viva, it's not fattening . . . collects rugs and fur coats , , , Saturday parties at Palmer . . . takes responsibility seriously. rlwjmf 34 The soul of tact . . . unobtrusive in his modesty . . . a ping-ponger of worth . . . lover ot the opera . . . dis- MINNIE K. scHuLTz 1' Salem, New l-lampshire 1- SCIENCE Varsity Basketball ll1g Science Club l2, 3, 415 Glee '. Club ll, 2, 41, Deutsche Verein l3, 41, President l3, 41, Swimming ll, 41. ' ll K. Calm as a deep pool . . . dependability of a steady hand and a level head . . . the dignity of an Arthurian -- lady . . . a charming hostess manner . . . lab . . . al- -' ligators . . . German. l' lf ELLEN F. SEAGER South Barre, Vermont SCIENCE Varsity Basketball ll, Z, 3, 41, Captain ll, 21, Assist- ant Swimming Instructor C415 Women's Athletic Assa- ciation ll, 2, 3, 41, "Rosamunde" i315 Accompanist for College Glee Clubs l3, 41, Tennis Team ll1. Fingers that fly over the keys . . . that glorious tan . , . rhythm of movement . . . Men's Glee Club . Abe . . , maroon sweater . . . wears sport clothes su- perlatively . . . the exhilaration ot fast, well-played games . . . "the advantages at going steady" . . . ridiculous giggle. . l 1 .7 9. lf: C l-l, FREDERIC ,SIBLEY Springfield, Massachusetts BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Varsity Football t2, 3, 41, Varsity Basketball l2, 3, 41, Varsity Baseball l2, 3, 41, Captain l41, Zeta Chi, Vice-President l41, Coach of Varsity Soccer KZ, 3, 41, Men's Athletic Board. Whole-heartedness in sports, in work, in life . . . fiery temper which flashes and is gone . , . steadfast devo- tion to Kitty , . . a successful disciple of conversation . . . tearlessness approaching an obsession . . . plans to publish his autobiography . . . Pacho, 35 iii PERSIS START St. Albans, Vermont LIBERAL ARTS Varsity Basketball ll, 2, 3, 43, Captain l33, Women's Athletic Association ll, 2, 3, 43, Vice-President ill, President l2, 43, Editor-in-chief of the "Taper" C435 Cheerleader ll, 2, 3, 435 Class Member-at-large ill, Deutsche Verein l43. The rosy cherubic face of wide-eyed youth . . . spon- taneous enthusiasm . . . "Babe" . . . an appreciative and warm friendship offered after wise judgment . . . clear eyes and the high held head of the outdoor girl . . . sensitive . . . talks fast and furiously . . . red sweater . . . sustained ideals. Mm SMA' EVERETTT WATSON STEPHENS Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Sigma Alpha Phi, President l23, Program Chairman K3, 43, Glee Club tl, 23, Science Club l33, Student Forum ll, 23, Student Government l3, 43. Paise and suavity . . . the proper combination of knowledge and sense . . . the rapier not the bludgeon , . . fastidiousness emphasized in knife-like creases in his trousers . . . a wee bit verbose . . . A.l.C.'s gift to diplomatic service. BARBARA TINKER New York, New York LIBERAL ARTS Dramatic Club l2, 3, 43, President l23, Varsity Basket- ball l23, Tennis Team CZ, 33, Women's Glee Club ll, 2 3 43' Ka a Sigma, Photographic Editor of the , , ,, DP "Toper.' An idealist concerning what life ought to be . . . the dignity that hides many and varied enthusiasms . . . Ed . . . a gentle voice, yet one which rings with con- viction . . . blushes . . . the fine, thoughtful manners of a real lady. MARJORIE TYLER Springfield, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Women's Athletic Association ll, 2, 3, lil, Alpha Upsi- lon, Women's Glee Club CZ, 3, 47, "Rosamunde" t3l, Swimming Il, 21, Junior Week Committee 435. Eyes that give her away. . . "Eat, drink, and be mer " lives in the librar 'ust twice o ear GEORGE FREDERICK TRENCI-l Springfield, Massachusetts SCIENCE Football l3, 4l, International Relations Club I3, 4l, Zeta Chi, Junior Week Play, Band CZ, 3l, Dance Or- chestra t3l. "l-le pushes the first valve down" , . . totally unex- pected, brief moments ot seriousness.. . a kewpie doll grown up , . . "I'm not lazy, I'm just dreaming." . . perpetual college boy. rv . . . yi V . - - partial to poppy seed rolls . . . generous to a fault . . . delight in political discussion based on firm con- viction . . . understanding, sympathetic . . . an un- failing interest in everyone. 37 BERNICE P. VAILL Monson, Massachusetts LIBERAL ARTS Women's Athletic Association ll, 2, 3I, Student Asso- ciation I3, 47, Deutsche Verein l4l, Band t3l, Intra- mural Basketball tll, Student Forum, Thoughtful gravity . . . late to French . . . sincerely sweet . . . reticent and reserved with people she doesn't know well, and the exact opposite with her friends . . . an unshakable loyalty to her beliefs and her college . . . appreciation of lovely things. -III III lll lx ,7 Jig A-0 "7 -i WILLIAM FRANK VALDINA Dedham, Massachusetts SCIENCE Men's Athletic Association Il, 2, 3, 47, Tumbling Team Il, 2, 3, I, Band I2, 3l, Glee Club Ill, Cheerleader I2, 3, LII, Student Forum Il, 2, 3, 4l. Musician, gymnast, student . . . the cat-like tread ot a trained athlete i . . the dorm barber . . . doctor's daughter . . . disreputable cars . . . Bouncing Bill. 7 -.ei . -,-,, I, .iw mf --- , Q-,V 'iii ll 'X' ig 'S l FRANCESE R. VINTON Barre, Vermont BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Class Secretary IZJQ Women's Athletic Association II 2, 3, 4l, Finance Chairman I3l, Business Club I3, All Women's Glee Club Il, 43, Varsity Basketball Ill Secretory Student Council I3l. "I-li Toots" . . , eyes closed in friendly greeting . . can talk about something as well as nothing . . . Penn sylvania . . . Gullibility that invites teasing . . . Nat ural weaknesses, Yardley's Lavender and a good time. 38 Seniors When the Class of i936 entered American International College, its enrollment far exceeded that of any previous class, and as the college years marched slowly by, it has become known, not so much for its quantity as for its quality. ln four years many things can happen. Look with us as we turn our eyes back to the varied pano- rama of these years. Freshman year sped by. Gur time was crowded with new interests, not the least of which was spending idle moments in reverent contemplation of those dignitaries, the Seniors. The highlight of our social life was the Saturday night dances which helped to create the unusually strong bond of friendship existing between our mem- bers. Long trips to gamesea gulping fear at the first set of finals-a new feeling of friendship, rather than of awe, for our teachers-a happy wonder at a certain in- definable freedom in college life which seemed to imply, "lt's up to you now,"-all these things impressed upon us the subtle difference between prep school and college We were learning many things, chief among them was responsibility. ln our second year a certain sense of loyalty, a companionship fostered by pride in our class, and a desire to be a part of the success of our college, crept in and urged us on. A precedent was created that year in the Ship Party which was so thoroughly enjoyed by the faculty as well as the students. And we cannot separate from "Soph" memories, the hilarious entertainment provided one evening by the WAA. in which horses iigged, pseudo-teachers pranced, land, incidentally, the real ones laughed like true sportsl, and Wild Nell made her "final sacrifice." Thus, the first half of college life passed, and although in the scales all was not pleasure, the side of happiness outweighed, When we became Juniors we were fully aware of the fact that strength lay in combined effort, Perhaps because of the last-minute scurry and worry preceding each venture, sly Fortune chose to smile kindly on our endeavors. Our Mid-Winter Formal was a joy in every way. With spring came Junior Week, and in spite of the few expected casualties that are bound to come with open house, receptions, teas, and dramatic entertainment, it was all that could be desired, and terminated with a country-club Prom that was inspiring beyond our highest hopes. Our third year was over, and although we looked ahead with eagerness, we also looked back with fond pride. Our expectations for our Senior year were not misplaced It has proved as fine as the rest. ln the' fall the search for a new idea in the way of entertainment ter- minated in the l-lic-l-lop where reputations of sophistication and propriety were shat- tered because, if anyone vied with the daring students in appearing "farmerish," it was the professors. Courage, gleaned from previous good fortune, induced us to venture on another experiment-that of publishing a yearbook and help was offered from every angle. The long-awaited dignity came when we realized that at last we had a distinct purpose in life and a desire to fill the place for which we were pre- pared. Life became a more serious thing, but we were instilled with ideals that upheld our courage. Now we are on a new threshold and we look with longing at the safe years behind us, but a certain spirit of cooperation, loyalty, sincerity, and truth has been gained which we feel sure will stand us in good stead in the future. 39 N THE CLASS RICHARD HANCHETT President ELIZABETH CARSON Vice-President 40 OF 1937 LUCILLE FENGLER Secre-Tory WILLIAM SIMPSON Treasurer 41 N Junior Class History The results of o course in Note Taking l 933-34 A. Arrived in September-203 strong . . . H9 men, 84 women B. Freshman week l. Backward clothes 2, No make-up 3, Subservience to upper classmen 4, Reception . , , first receiving line C. Officers l. Dana Newell, Virginia Page, Elizabeth Carson, James MacArthur D. Big events l. Freshmen turn chorus girls at WiA.A. stunt night 2, Mountain Day . . . No classes 3. Freshman Dance a. The Bridgeway b. Eloor show 'n' everything E. Casualties l. Psychology tests 2. First exams a. Learn to cram 3, Political strife between day students and dorm students l 934-35 A. Officers l. Richard l-lanchett, Mary Dowd, Elizabeth Carson, John MacFarlane, Howard Bingley Bi Outstanding events l. Making Freshmen obey rules 2, A meeting with a quorum present! 3. Sophomore Dance a. Breglio's 4, Bowery Brawl a. Pratt and Jones Wrestle C. Casualties l. Only two chapels a weekl l935-36 A, We're Juniorsl B. Officers l. Richard l-lanchett, Elizabeth Carson, C. Big events l. Dues lowered a. Still not paid 2. Junior Semi-formal a, Riverside lnn b, Vic Curley's Orchestra ' 3, Advisers chosen a. Miss Littlefield b. Dr. Anderson 4. Plans for Junior Week 5. Second Bowery Brawl D. To press! Lucille Eengler, William Simpson 42 Ardizoni, Charles Atkinson, Elizabeth Bianchi, Elda Bingley, Howard Blanchard, James Bridge, Elizabeth Brodeur, Eabiola Brownell, Dorothy Burpo, Robert Carson, Elizabeth Clark, Rachel Cote, Marcellus Crompton, Barbara Crowell, Patis Czemerys, Mary Delaney, Francis Devine, Milton Dowd, Mary Eengler, Lucille Fisher, George Eromer, Libbie Giovanetti, Augustus Goldstein, Esther Goodman, Louis Greenaway, Georgia Hanchett, Richard Hann, John Hayden, Marion Hoekstra, Russell Jackson, Evelyn Jacobson, Nathan Jacobs, Kenneth 43 Junior Class Jakoboski, Wladyslaw Johnson, Evelyn Lalnointe, Altred Lee, W. Stuart Lemoine, Orville Lyttle, Abram MacArthur, James Manning, Hilda Martin, Thomas Mihle, Charles Miller, Marion Nutter, Alice O'Connor, Lillian Phillips, Beula Plancon, Esther Prestileo, Carlo Raissi, Pauline Russell, George Savage, William Schaeter, Jane Sharpe, Barbara Simpson, William Sokol, Sophie Streeter, Ralph Stuart, Robert Toth, William Warner, Remington White, Emily Whittey, Evelyn Wightman, Lois Zolla, Ralph x THE CLASS WALLACE KRUSELL President NELLIE MII-ILE Vice-President 44 OF 1938 DOROTHY JENSEN Secretory PAUI. HASTINGS Treasurer ROBERT DRAKE Member-Gr-large 45 i The Sophomore Ship of State February lst, l935, stands as a great day in the history of the class of '38, Sophomores to you, now existing as one of the leading composite parts of the student body at A.l.C. February l saw for the Sophomores the dawn of organized activity in the affairs of the school. The group of lively students had withstood the "trial by fire," in the freshman initiation period, hectic days for some of our members, and when the second semester rolled around the Freshmen launched their ship of state on the deep and somewhat troubled waters of Al Sea. The first meeting of our crew, under the supervision of the student council, found most of the gobs ready for action, and on February 5th and 7th officers were chosen from the ranks, The ballot box proved a candid barometer of the desires of the crew in selecting officers for the voyage ahead. Our navigation plan, in the form of a class constitution, was submitted to the "Admiralty" and legally accepted on March l9th. Nine days farther out of port, on the 28th, it was voted to join the rest of the fleet in having one official school ring. A poor ship it would be that could offer no form of pleasure, or program of entertainment, to those on board. Certain deviations from the set course must be made to keep the spirit and the interest of the crew at the necessary pitch for progress. With this in mind, a dance committee, with Nellie Nlihle as chairman, was chosen and given a lifeboat with which to do a little exploring in the "sea of social functions." On lvlay l4th we glided into the port of Somers, Connecticut, and tied up at the pier of Courtney's barn for the successful and much remembered Freshman Barn Dance, The urge to dabble in school politics now swept over us and a cry went up for our share in the organized government. Consequently, on May l8th, Shirley Provost, Robert Drake, and Robert Barker were elected as councilors in the Student Govern- ment, with Hazel Slevin and Wallace Krusell being elected as nominees for member- at-large positions in that governing body. Soon it was June l2th and the blanket of wanderlust now settled down upon us, and we departed on our separate ways to enjoy the pleasures of summer on "the beautiful isle of somewhere." .i...Q September found most of our crew once more at their accustomed stations, now in the role of Sophomores, and on the 20th, a deck-call was issued for the election of a new group of officers, Wallace Krusell as president, Nellie Mihle as vice- president, Dorothy Jensen as secretary, Paul l-lastings as treasurer, and Robert Drake as member-at-large, were the ones in whom we vested authority and power to pilot our stately ship on the second leg of our scholastic sail. And now it was our turn, as Sophomores, to "frolic with the freshmen," and bring to them whenever possible, hours of trial and tribulation, We found a group of special trouble-thinker-uppers, and their functions can best be pictured by the luckless "frosh" who came under their influence. Without much more ado, a course was laid for the Sophomore Dance, and a committee was selected to study the charts, and to maneuver the ship once more into the warm and tropic isles of the dance. This dance was held at l3reglio's on December l6th and an accomplishment it was. The waves of time slip swiftly beneath the prow of our good ship, and we find ourselves approaching the end of the second leg of our journey. We stand with faces to the future, confident that for us, life will bring success, and that success will be won, in a large measure, as the result of our training as A.l.C,-MEN. 46 Bennett, Frederick Blackie, Robert Blood, Mary Buddington, Philip Burlow, Elinor Cannom, Max Carocari, Alvin Cellemme, Julia Cheney, Alpha Clancy, Donald Clark, Mabel Cooper, Phyllis Craft, Carlton Doerpholz, M. Catherine Durphey, Cecil Endicott, Florence Ferris, Hazel Fitch, Harrison Forrest, Richard Frary, Esther Garvey, Eleanor Gelin, Marion Griswold, Lorenzo Griswold, Whittier Grout, Barbara Hastings, Paul Hendra, Carol Hentschel, Helen Hinckley, Alice Hurley, Jane Jensen, Dorothy Katz, Marvin Kellog, Grace Kent, Dorothy Krusell, Wallace Latterty, George Leikin, Estelle Lockwood, Robert Mackechnie, James 47 Sophomore Class Mclntosh, Margaret Mazzuto, John Mihle, Nellie Miller, Charles Miller, Barbara Miner, Muriel Montagna, Raymond Moore, Avis Mudgett, Robert Nelson, Howard Neri, Altea Newton, Helen Nowak, Edward Padley, A, Frederick Page, Helen Parker, Rachel Parmelee, Irene Peppard, Donald Pettine, Louis Provost, Shirley Ramsay, Charlotte Richmond, Luther Russell, Miriam Rust, Edna Sears, W, Kenneth Seager, Phyllis Sherman, Beverly Siniscalchi, Carlo Skelly, Bertha Slevin, Hazel Suhm, Herbert Sweatland, Earl Temple, Norman Toth, William Tourville, Fred Voislow, Thomas White, Marjorie Wizert, Nellie Ziemian, Stetan x THE CLASS FREDERICK CONNORS President GEORGE MEACHAM Vice-President 48 CF 1939 HENDERICKA DANIELS Secretory BETTY KRUSELI. Treasurer HARRY DAUM Member-of-large 49 The Freshman Class History Remember that first day at AIC? We were just a little uncertain as to what to do. We collected in little knots around the campus, mode acquaintances, talked about the football team, and classes, and college. We watched the upperclassmen curiously, somewhat envious of their assurance and their calm. We were rather put out by the contemptuous glances of some, warmed and gladdened by the friendly smiles of others. Later we discovered the OK. and soon realized how great was its importance to the average A.I,C.'er. Before long we got into the swing and began to move along with A.l.C. life. We grew more and more confident and began to think of ourselves as full-fledged college students. Then along came Initiation Week. The Sophomores, being in the caterpillar stage, took it upon themselves to show us just how lowly and mean was our position, Ah, the indignities that were heaped upon us, the humiliations we suffered! But we went not unavenged. At last came the climax of Initiation Week, Freshman Night. Who of us can forget that eventful October eve? "Breathes there a man with soul so dead," that he cannot but thrill to our deeds of valor on that memorable night? Surely, they will be emblazoned in letters of gold on the pages of AIC. history. Of how we took our stand in Science I-lall, how we barricaded the doors, how bucket after bucket was passed up by willing hands and filled with water, of how the enraged Sophomores stormed our embattled citadel and how again and again they were repulsed by our aquatic accuracy, of their treacherous and violent entry and the accepted truce, of their perfidy in kidnapping Roland "Svengali" Tessier, and the intended immersion of that intrepid youth in the icy Watershops, of the daring rescue effected by fear- less "Babe" ancl his "Stooges", of all these deeds and many more must future AIC. students be told, Indeed we may well be proud. Assuredly, that glorious night is forevermore distinguished from all other nights. And so we moved along, The intramural soccer games afforded our members an opportunity to display the latest in men's sport wear. Soon we were inaugurated into that greatest of student miseries-cramming for mid-years. But we breasted the tide of exams and broke through, weary and spent, but more or less intact. Now we were veterans. We even viewed the new mid-year students with a certain superior disdain. We had had our trials, We began to think of organizing. Under the guidance of the Student Govern- ment we had our first class meeting. A nominating committee was chosen which then proceeded to draw up a slate of candidates for office. We elected "Ted" Con- nors, president, "Babe" Meacham, vice-president, I-lendericka Daniels, secretary, Betty Krusell, treasurer, and I-larry Daum, member-at-large, "I-lappy is the country that has no history," some sage once said. But our record must stand in contradiction. lt is doubtful whether any freshman class before us ever undertook so ambitious a program and it is equally doubtful whether any class ever found so much enjoyment in its undertakings. It is with mingled feelings that we look back on this, our first year at AIC. We have a great pride, a deep satisfaction in our accomplishments, and yet a certain regret that it went by so fast, a reluctance 'at letting it go. But we think of the Seniors and are comforted because for us there are other years. I 50 Allen, Willis Andrus, Bernice Arslanian, Martin Baiek, John Bassett, Barbara Bedard, Lilyan Bielanski, Sally Bolger, Marion Bonuomo, Guy Bourque, Wilfred Bridge, R, Dudley Brisk, Seymour Brown, Herbert Burpo, Louise Carbone, Ralph Carroll, Charles Carter, Marion Ciosek, Stanley Cleveland, Ernest Clark, Janet Cobb, Mary Connor, Frederick Cordes, Elaine Coogan, Donald Crehore, Norma Crocker, Margaret Croken, Robert Curtin, Daniel Daniels, Hendericka Davis, Eleanor D'Orlando, Ralph Dickinson, Edward Dunphy, Owen Dykstra, Geraldine Eaton, Ruth Egan, Donald Ericson, Robert Felton, Elmore Fillion, George 51 FI'CSl'1lTl6I'l Class Fitzgerald, Emerson Fizette, Helen Fobes, Malcolm French, Howard Genclen, Lillian l-lanigan, William Harris, Margaret Hayes, Helen Head, Pauline l-lodge, Floyd Hoffman, Elaine l-loughton, Anita l-lovey, Paul Kendall, Frank Killam, Robert Kinkade, Merwin Knapp, Janice Krusell, Betty Lehr, Charles McCleary, Nancy Meacham, George Melenek, lna Miller, Claire Miller, Howard Modzelewski, Chester Moore, Edwin Nascirnbeni, Benedict Nelson, Doris Noonan, Edward Oldach, William Oliver, Virginia Parker, Maxine Pederzoli, Helen Penn, Anne Pitkin, Meredith Pomeroy, Edward Poncl, Shirley Raissi, Poppy Raleigh, William Reynolds, Madeline Robinoyitz, Natalie Roseyer, Virginia Ross, Clara Roussear, Viateur Rubin, Esther Ryan, Margaret Sayre, Mazie Scotland, Donald Shapiro, Leonard Shapiro, Morrey Shepard, Albert Shepard, Frank Sherman, lrene Alden, Doris Ascunce, Erazmo Bartlett, Phillip Birnie, Anna Louise Blaisdell, Louis Chwalek, John Culver, Richard Daum, Harry Drake, Robert Ehrlich, Phyllis Eisold, Chester Ethier, Alice Fogg, Edward Folsom, John Fromer, Milton Gloster, Margaret Gordenstein, Bernard Goss, Stanley Grant, Anna l-lammerich, Paul l-lanchett, James l-lostings, Gertrude Unclassified Students Shierden, Shirley Stoughton, Ruth Tessier, Roland Tillman, Ruth Tincovich, Mary Tinti, Annie Titus, Dorothy Townsend, J. Thomas Tuohey, Marjorie Vinick, Adele Vogler, Catherine Wernick, I-larold Young, Edmund Javorski, Joseph Jensen, Barbara Kozin, Jessie Krause, Adelle Medwin, Leopold Merrill, Theron Mulligan, William Murray, Frank Norman, Patricia Parmelee, Lewis Phelan, John Platt, Mildred Riordon, John J, Ritchie, Christine Sondstrom, Russell Scott, Alexander Smith, Jonas Snow, Edwin Szatrowski, Lucy Taylor, Jean Trebbin, Amy Wood, Ruth 52 X xl ,141 J i ACTI ITIES STUDENT GIDVERNMENT PUBLICATIIINS 0IlGANIZA'l'IONS FRATERNITIES SOIl0RlTIES The Stuclent Government Association PAUL LYMAN President EVERETT STEPHENS Vice-President SHIRLEY PROVOST Secretary ALICE GRIEEITH Treasurer ARTHUR DOBLES WALLACE KRUSELL l l- Members-at-large The purpose at the Student Government Association is to promote and properly govern all student extra-curricular activities, except athletics. The Association includes in its membership all students who are enrolled in three or more courses, Several activities such as the Yellow Jacket, the Debating Society, and the Eorum are supported wholly, or in part, by the Association, Eor the purpose ot such financial support, a tee ot two dollars per year is levied on each Association member. The governing bodies ot the Association are the Senate, the Council, and the Eaculty-Student Advisory Board. The Senate is the executive body and is composed ot representatives trom each class, The Council is composed ot one representative from each extra-curricular activity on campus and has the power to initiate resolu- tions tor Senate action. The Faculty-Student Advisory Board is empowered to grant charters to new organizations and has final approval over financial matters, The three bodies are to some extent interlocking with one or more ot the Association otticers being members ot each body. 56 The Taper PERSIS START ARTI-IUR GRANAT JAMES BLAISDELL ALICE GRIEEITI-I EREDERIC SIBLEY BARBARA TIINIKER CHARLES BURIXII-IAM Advertising Manager GEORGE HARRIS Subscription Manager Editor-in-Chief Business Manager General Manager Literary Editor Sports Editor Photographic Editor The idea ot a year book tor AIC. had been growing tor several years but it wasn't until the tall ot nineteen hundred and thirty-tive that any action was taken to make such an idea a reality, The Senior class appointed a committee to obtain definite information and to ask the cooperation ot the student body in such an undertaking, From the work ot this committee plans for the year book were drawn up. A name contest was sponsored and atter a great deal ot discussion the "TAPER," symbolizing the guiding light of the college, was chosen. This name was submitted by Miss Lydia Whitehead. The underclassmen were more than willing to lend a helping hand and repre- sentatives trom the Sophomore and Junior classes were selected to act as assistants in the various departments. It was the fine cooperation and enthusiasm ot the entire college which made it possible to issue this book. The nineteen hundred and thirty-six "Taper" marked the beginning ot a publi- cation which will record from year to year the history-making events of our college. May it grow as time goes on. 57 x iii J The Amaron H. LORAINE PARKER Editor-in-Chief DGRIS RODGERS Assistant Editor-in-Chiet FRANK MURRAY Managing Editor S Co-Editors ot Fiction Deportment ,KEQSE 2 Co-Editors ot Non-Fiction Department JACK CARRlGAN , , QRVILLE LEMOINE E Stott ASSISTOHTS JOHN GERARDI Business Manager RAl.Pl-I ZOLLA Advertising Manager Wl-IITTIER GRlSWOLD 5 Ad . . A . VGVTISIVIQ SSISTOVITS The "Amoron" is o quarterly published by the students in journalism, lt has been in existence tor one year, the first issue appearing on the campus in the spring ot l935, the tirst college publication ot its kind here. Articles appearing in the pages ot this magazine are not the work ot the journalism students only, tor it is the policy ot the statt to have this publication representative ot the work being carried on in all the vorious departments of the college in addition to all types ot creative writing, Students are urged to contribute to the magazine through the medium ot contests with cash prizes. Positions on the statt otter varied experience in writing, selection ot articles, proof reading, general managerial duties, and business experi- ence. Dr. Luther Anderson as the taculty advisor has been generous with his help and suggestions, and has been an inspiration to the statt. 58 Yellow .laclcet NED BOYAJY Editor-in-Chiet ROBERT DE CARLO Managing Editor BETTY ATKINSON . . 2 ASSOClOfe EClll'Ol'S CHARLES BURNI-lAM Manager GORDON BARKER Advertising Manager ROBERT BARKER Assistant Manager The history ot the school paper at A.lrC. is a story ot continuous development. As the character ot the college has changed, the paper has altered its content, its formation, and its purpose, Six years ago, and tor several years previous to that time, the A.I.C. paper was called the "World Wide Messenger." This name reflected the character ot the col- lege at the time, as the students were from all over the world. ln l932, however, the college was comprised mostly ot American young men and women, and thus an alteration was necessary in the character ot the school paper. As a result, "The Quill," a combination news and literary magazine, published monthly, was formed. The journal continued in this way tor two years until rising expenses made it impos- sible tor the magazine torm to be carried on. For this reason, the student body was torced to halt the publication ot any paper tor almost a year. ln March, l934, the Zeta Chi Fraternity made an attempt to supply the demand for a school paper by beginning the publication ot a mimeographed sheet called the "Yellow Jacket." ln this torm, the paper was published tor approximately a year with the editorial, business, and circulation statts entirely in the hands ot the fraternity. ln April, l93S, however, the fraternity realized that the true tunction ot a school paper could not be best served by so restricted a medium. Therefore, the question ot having a more representative school newspaper was placed betore the school as a whole. A statt was selected trom the student body, the new and present form ot the "Yellow Jacket" was adopted, and publication commenced. At present, the paper is received by every one who is a member ot the Student Association, and it serves as an intormative and unitying intluence in the lite ot the undergraduate, 59 J' L1-1 i 1 Men's Athletic Board JOHN J. GERARDI Chairman RAYMOND DEMBSKI Secretary The lVlen's Athletic Boarcl ot the American International College, an organiza- tion established tor the purpose ot controlling and regulating the athletic activities at the college, initiated its way into the college three years ago. The Board is composed ot tour student members, elected annually by the student body, tour taculty members, the Director of lVlen's Athletics, and the President ot the College. ln the past three years the Board has accomplished many constructive achieve- ments. Through this organization the college has benefited greatly. lt has created an intramural program ot distinction. The selecting ot managers tor various sports is under tull control ot this organization, It has regulated the awarding ot varsity emblems. Through its capacity, eligibility rules tor participation in varsity sports has been established, lt has placed varsity sports upon an equal rating with other col- leges ot New England, The Board has made possible the membership ot recognizable associations such as the Association ot Connecticut Valley Colleges on Otticials and The New England College Association. 60 , , , V , Women's Athletic Association PERSIS START President DOROTHY HASTINGS Sports Executive DOROTHY JENSEN Social Executive GEORGIA GREENAVVAY Finance Executive MARJORIE WHITE Secretary The VVomen's Athletic Association was first organized in the fall of l932, under the leadership of Miss Calkins and Miriam Brown. Every girl automatically became a member of the organization upon enrolling in the college, whether or not she par- ticipated in any athletics For two years WAA. supported its own varsity basketbali and tennis teams through the medium of dances, entertainments, and bazaars, all of which were very successful, socially and financially. ln i935 some of the students saw the need for reorganizing the association. A committee, together with Miss Davis, Director ot Physical Education, drew up a new constitution. This constitution provides that only those girls interested enough in some sport to take part in that sport throughout its entire season can be members. They must be recommended to the Executive Council by the representative of the sport in which they are interested. This year has been spent primarily in setting up the organization, although there have been several functions of the social nature. Qualifications for each sport have been decided upon and a committee has worked out a point system by which a girl may earn a letter or numerals. Dr. Newton and Mrs. Eddy have been chosen as faculty advisers. 6l x A l The Business Club JOSEPH W. ROlVllTO President JOHN RANDALL, JR. Vice-President KENNETH KRLJSELL Treasurer CHARLES ARDlZONl Recording Secretary JOSEPH W. ROMITO Program Chairman The A,l.C. Business Club is devoted to investigation into various branches ot business sciences and based on the association ot kindred minds. The charter provides for both men and women to join its membership, The club, organized in l933, has devoted its monthly lecture meetings to the study of economic problems, the most recent and improved methods of business and the comparison ot the various depart- ments ot industry Leading personnel directors, bankers, and manufacturers have imparted such knowledge as is essential to the intellectual well-being of "young budding" business men and women. Since the organization's establishment, it has been successful in stimulating its members both intellectually and socially. Others have sought its recourse, finding much profit in open torum discussion. 62 The Science Club JESSE RICHARDSON President EDWIN LAMSON Vice-President I-IAZEI. SLEVIN Secretary-Treasurer EDWIN LAMSON MINNIE SCI-IULTZ I Program Committee STUART LEE I The Science Club was organized in April, l934, by a group of students who were interested in obtaining more knowledge about current scientific problems and devel- opments than could be obtained in the ordinary manner. Its purpose is to have discussions by the individual students, to be given before the club. Thus, it affords a general fund of information for those who are specializing in one science, and could not obtain the information in any other way. ln addition to the discussions given by the members, the club holds several public meetings during the year, at which time speakers of scientific importance lecture before the club members and all those of Springfield and vicinity who wish to attend. The club has grown from an original membership of about ten to the present enrollment of about twenty-five. It is hoped that in the future the club will continue to contribute greatly to the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the college. 63 x International Relations Club PAUL LYMAN, WILLIAM JONES Presidents HARRY AIZENSTAT Vice-President HOWARD BINGLEY Secretary-Treasurer The International Relations Club was founded in IQ34 and was comprised chiefly of members of the International Relations class. The officers for the first year were as follows: President, William Jones, Vice-President, Paul Lyman, Secretary, Elizabeth Bridge, Treasurer, Clinton Bowen, Faculty Adviser, Professor Wiel, Although it was a new organization, several activities were carried on in the first year including repre- sentations to the International Relations Club Conference at Wellesley, to Foreign Policy Association Meetings, and to discussion groups at various other colleges, In IQ35, other groups on the campus became interested in the club, and members of the liberal arts, business, and science departments joined in the discussions. Several important speakers were heard on such problems as the Sino-Japanese problem, the Ethiopian controversy, and Naval Limitations. Because of its splendid and constructive purpose, the International Relations Club has become of great importance to those students who are vitally and keenly interested in international problems of today. The purpose of the organization is to bring the student into closer contact with the problems dealing with international relations, and to give him an opportunity to avail himself of the primary information concerning movements of international concern, through study, research, and dis- cussion. 6-4 The Student Forum JAMES MacARTHIJR, Chairman GEORGE FISHER HAZEI. SLEVIN Cabinet HOWARD BINGLEY BARBARA CRAMPTON BERTHA SKELLEY Chairman Publicity Committee GEORGE FISHER Chairman Speaker Committee JAMES MacARTHUR Chairman Deputation Committee MARY DOWD Chairman Social Committee BEULAH PHILIPS Secretary The Student Forum is an outgrowth of an older organization, the Campus Fellowship. In the fall of I934 there was held at Northfield the organizational con- ference for the launching of the Student Christian Movement in New England, The delegates from AIC. became interested in an affiliation and accordingly there emerged the present Forum. The structural organization itself consists of five members, of which James MacArthur is chairman, and of four standing committees: speakers, deputation, publicity, and social The members carefully drew up a purpose, which, recently restated, reads that the Forum "is a fellowship of students united in an effort to gain a clearer conception of the fundamentals of Christianity, and to apply them to their lives and to current problems." The Forum program has not been as well developed nor as adequate a is at present hoped it will be with the aid of funds from the Student Government Association field College, of the Peace Mobilization on November Sth at which Dr. Eames of th Church of the Unity gave the address, "The Unleamed Lesson Another project was the sending of two delegates to the Twelfth Quadrennial Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement in Indianapolis, December 28th to January lst, 65 One of its chief undertakings was the sponsoring, in conjunction with Spring- x Walter Rice Debating Society WILLIAM JONES President CHARLES ARDIZONI Vice-President WLADYSLAW JAKOBOSKI Secretary DAVID KEEFE Treasurer Since the year l932, the schedule ot debates has increased from tour in that year to twenty-one tor the season i935-36. In the period ot tour years, the name ot AIC. in debating circles has expanded trom areas ot Massachusetts and Connecti- cut to the states ot New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Rhode Island. Such colleges and universities as the following have been added to the debating schedule during the past tour years: Boston College, Bates, Connecticut State, St. Michaels, Boston and Clark Universities, and the universities ot Vermont, New I-lampshire, and Maine. AIC. has also had a part in a new teature, namely, radio debating, The tirst debate with the University ot Maine was o radio debate over station WLBZ ot Bangor with William Jones and David Keete representing A.l,C. Robert Burpo, Donald Clancy, and William Jones represented A,l.C, in its tirst debate with Boston University over station WAAC, The season ot I935-36 was the most intensive ever attempted by the team and was the most successful one. The most popular subjects this season were "Socialized Medicine," and "The Right ot Congress to Override Decisions ot the Supreme Court." This year has climaxed to a certain extent the ettorts ot the post tew years to bring the intercollegiate competition ot the outstanding colleges and universities to A.l.C. In all ot this ettort Professor Wiel has patiently aided and guided, and all members ot the debating society wish to gratetully acknowledge his understanding and help- tul supervision. 66 Dramatic Club JEAN MacTURK President MARJORIE WHITE Vice-President LUCILLE FENGLER Secretary NED BOYAJY Treasurer HOWARD BINGLEY Production Manager The Dramatic Club, the oldest student organization at American International College, will observe its tenth anniversary in the fall of l936. T This organization was formed under the direction of Professors l-lazel E, Fosgate and Dallas I.. Sharp, lr., at the eager request of the students of AIC. The majority of these were foreign students, and it is interesting to know that the young man who worked with the faculty members in planning this constitution was an Armenian refugee, I-lrant Bardoony. The constitution which these people formed remained as it was until a few years ago when due to the reorganization of the student body, the Dramatic Club, which had been a part of the Campus Fellowship, found it necessary to form a new constitution, At this time permission was granted by the Administra- tion and the student body that the Dramatic Club be the only organization on campus which could produce plays. Up to this time every organization had been giving its plays, and there was little opportunity for the Dramatic Club to function. lt is gradually putting itself in a position to compete with the Dramatic Clubs of the larger colleges of the country, Its greatest success of this year was the mythof logical comedy, "Pygmalion and Galateaf' 67 Deutsche Verein MINNIE SCI-IULTZ President LYDIA WI-IITEI-IEAD Vice-President EDNA JOHNSON Secretary ANTONIO Dl PIETRO Treasurer The purpose ot Deutsche Verein is threetold, It is meant to stimulate an active interest in things German, to widen the acquaintance at its members with significant aspects ot German lite and culture, and to provide the opportunity tor German conversation. Its history is rather briet as the club is in a period ot development. It was organized in the spring ot l935, on the initiative of the advanced classes ot German under the advice and encouragement at Miss Littletield, head ot the German De- partment. At this time, Minnie Schultz was elected chairman pro tem, and a com- mittee consisting ot the chairman, Alba Lazzaris, and I-lerman Adams drew up a workable set ot by-laws which were later accepted, and otticers were elected. Membership was to be limited to upperclassmen, but it was voted that German l students obtaining an average ot 85 per cent or over would be accepted. The tirst lecture ot the year, i935-l936, was given on December IO by Dr, Gordon I.. Gillqey at the South Congregational Church, who described conditions in Germany tram his own observations and spoke an the present movement and the lite at I-litler. On December IS, Mr. Paul Dietz, actor and dramatic interpreter ot the Carl Shurtz Memorial Foundation ot Chicago, gave readings trom the classic and modern German literature which were enjoyed by the local German organizations as well as the student body. 68 Menls Glee Club The Men's Glee Club was organized tour years ago. Up until this year the membership did not exceed fifteen This year under the guidance of Mr. Wood- bury the membership was increased to forty. Since the beginning of the school year the men's voices have developed until the group singing is on a par with other colleges. On December l9 the Glee Club gave its first annual concert at Hope Church auditorium. This will be an annual affair. During the second semester the Club song over radio station WMAS. Plans being made this year include a three-day trip through New England, giv- ing concerts at leading colleges. Only a few members are being lost through graduation so there will be a large nucleus to carry on next year. Mr. Charles Woodbury is the director ot the club. John Mazzuto is the manager. 69 - Women's Glee Club CHARLES A. WOODBURY Conductor FRANCESE VINTON President NELLIE MIHLE Liismfien RUTI-l BROWNELL Manager ALICE GRlFFlTl-l Assistant Manager The Wornen's Glee Club was organized the first part of October, l935. lt has been making unbounded strides ahead during the year, This club began with a membership of sixty-three and that number was retained until the end of the first semester. At the beginning of the second term in the school year it was deemed advisable to lower the membership of the club to our present total of forty-two, The interests of the club have been ably forwarded by Dr. Woodbury, the director, who has given much time and effort that it might grow into an admirable institu- tion of the college. Many successful concerts have been given. One at l-lopedale, followed by a joint Men and Women's Glee Club home affair at l-lope Church, others at the Odd Fellows' Temple for the Morning Star Lodge of the Rebeccas, at the Springfield VVoman's Club for the D. A. R., and another under the auspices of the Springfield College Club at Technical l-ligh School Auditorium, are among those given. The outstanding event of the year was a trip during Spring Vacation when three concerts were given in Boston and vicinity. Because of its cultural and constructive purpose the Women's Glee Club is enjoyed by many students who are interested along musical lines, The aim of the organization is to bring pleasure to the students and also to raise to a new height musical activities at American International College. 70 ' if Sigma Alpha Phi DONALD CASSENS President JOSEPH W. ROMITO Vice-President WLADYSLAW JAKABGSKI Secretary ARTHUR GRANAT Treasurer EVERETT STEPHENS Program Chairman Sigma Alpha Phi, lnternational's grandparent of fraternities, is the outgrowth of a desire and a necessity, intermingled in such a way that, together, they constitute a sort of spontaneous combustion. When one recalls the founding of the fraternity, one must bear in mind that, essentially, its core was a thing of the spirit. Now this spirit first emanated from the minds of two members of the student body in the spring of nineteen hundred and thirty-three. These men met together for an evening of friendly comradery, but lol in the early morning hours, their con- versation turned to a white-heat discussion of the then intellectual and social aridity of the campus, and the desirability for some sort of oasis which, it appeared, might be guite possible to create. Upon the parting of these two, on that historic occasion, the exoct time of which must forever remain os indefinite os the thoughts that marked the beginning of the fraternity, they secretly vowed a solemn vow. ln the month of May, nineteen hundred and thirty-three, the fraternity burst forth in full bloom with thirteen members, three foculty associates, and one honorory member. The spirit had finally manifested itself into o more tangible phenomenon-f Sigma Alpha Phi. Being of the opinion thot fellowship with kindred minds is a spur and, in itself, ci delight, it is now the desire of Sigma Alpha Phi to unite any scholastic attempts with a sane degree of sociability in thus striving to goin some small degree of wisdom. Thus, under the chaste protectorship of the fairest on the coast, "The Faithful Wife at Home," Sigmo Alpha Phi has won a berth of high esteem on the campus of American International College. 7l Zeta Chi GEORGE S. JONES President FREDERIC l-l. SIBLEY Vice-President CARLTON W. CRAFT Secretary PAUL S. HASTINGS Treasurer JOl-lN B. Pl-lELON Alumni Secretary The Zeta Chi fraternity, founded in March, l934, with a total membership of eight, has rapidly grown to the present membership of seventeen active or student members, five alumni, and one associate member. One of the best loved members of the fraternity, Warren S, Rowland, Jr., class of '34, who died as the result of an automobile accident, is commemorated by the plaque in Lee l-lall chapel, placed there in loving tribute by his fraternity brothers. While the purpose of the organization is predominantly social, the fraternity does donate baskets of food to needy families at various times, including the holiday seasons. Fraternity teams are sponsored in all intramural sports, and eleven out of the seventeen members have qualified for varsity letters. One of the most notable achievements of the organization was the publication of the mimeographed school paper, "The Yellow Jacket," which was the forerunner of the present school newspaper. The fraternity took charge of the important extra- curricular activity at a time when no representative school group was able to do so. When, in l935, the paper was turned over to the new staff, there was a firm founda- tion laid by the fraternity on which to build the present "Yellow Jacket." 72 L....l 'Y' QI-Ut R. .. C536 I W lt' f . I vfffw X X-4 Alpha Sigma Delta RALPH P. ZOLLA President ll ROBERT DI CARLO Vice-President ALBERT RUSSO Secretary LOUIS PETTINE Treasurer RAYMOND IVIONTAGNA Guard CONC, PIETRO AIXIGELO CAVVICI-IIA THEODORE WIEL WILLIS MCGOWINI Alumni Advisor Faculty Advisor Faculty Advisor The Alpha Sigma Delta Fraternity had its origin at the American International College in May, I934, under the name of the Italian Club, In March, l935, the name of the organization was changed to the Alpha Sigma Delta Fraternity, and was made up exclusively of men at the college who were of Italian extraction. In June, l935, the Executive Committee granted the fraternity a charter under its new name. The purpose and ideals upon which the fraternity was founded are the devotion of its members to each other through the common appreciation and understanding of the rich field of art, science, and literature Italy has offered to the world, 73 i De Molay Fraternity JAMES BLANC!-lARD President CHARLES Mil-ll.E Vice-President FREDERICK PADLEY Scribe JOHN MAZZUTO Student Council Representative MRA Tl-IEODCJRE At VVIEL Faculty Advisor The De Molay Eraternity was established at the American International College May ll, l935, by a group of De Molay men who were interested in organizing a fraternity to continue their De Molay friendships and to carry on some of the De Molay activities This group was successful in drawing up a charter and in obtaining Professor Wiel as a faculty advisor, The members of the fraternity are all members of the Order of De Molay and the purpose of the organization is to continue in college life De lvlolay friendships and ideals and to instill in the members a finer college spirit. This year the rather new De Molay Fraternity has been active within their group ond on the campus so that it has attracted other De Molay men. The fraternity is now well supported by eighteen men and it gives promise of a real addition to college life, and to the life of its members. 74 Kappa Sigma JEAN SAVAGE President GEORGIA GREENAWAY Vice-President MARION MILLER Secretary AVIS MOORE Treasurer ELIZABETH BRIDGE Member-at-Large ALMA GODIN Program Chairman The Kappa Sigma Sorority was founded at the American International College in the spring of l933. The purpose of the sorority is to discuss current cultural topics. With this aim in view, Kappa Sigma sponsors one meeting for members only and one for the benefit of the student body each month. Aside from the cultural aspect of its life, the sorority presents a minimum scholarship of twenty-five dollars to some worthy and needy student. This year's program included such interesting lectures as "Cathedrals of Eng- land," given by Mr. David Greenaway, Senior, and an informative lecture at Chapel Assembly on "Protecting the Consumer," presented by Mrs. Ai B. Morrill, The pro- gram for the remaining year will include a lecture on "Scotland" by Mr. Charles Turnbull and a lecture on "The Summer Missionary" by Reverend Otto Janus. The membership of Kappa Sigma is limited to twenty-five active members, not including its faculty members, acting and honorary, who are at present Miss Fosgate, Miss Benson, Miss Miller, and Miss Durgin, This year the sorority has twenty-one active members. 75 x Alpha Upsilon DOROTHY HASTINGS President BETTY ATKINSON Vice-President ESTI-IER FRARY Secretary NELLIE lvlll-ILE Treasurer November, i935 . . . The OK .,.. excited chatter over coca-colas . . . the conception of an electric-light-bulb idea . . . a sorority! . . . eager anticipation . . , a week end at Studio-by-the-Stream, in Conway, Mass .... ski-suits . . . baked beans . , . ten girls sprawled around an open tire 4 . . moonlight through a studio window , . . the embryonic idea grew . . . the name, Alpha Upsilon . . . Then back to A.l.C. to make the sorority known on campus , . . and to fulfill a two-told purposefto promote a feeling of friendship and sincerity, and to carry on welfare work . . . a hectic year . . . the habitation ot the Sorority Room . . . penguins . , . coral and silver , . . jolly meetings at members' homes . . . tea dances . . . initiation ot new members . . . Christmas baskets with carrots and things . . , lecture, "Dabbling in Paint" by Mr. Walter Klar . . . picnic supper at Forest Park . . . theatre party-"The Blue Bag' '.,. then Open l-louse during Junior Week when we thrilled at the idea ot entertaining men and prots in our Sorority Room . . . and so vacation. A hot-dog roast at Blunt Park tor forty prospective members . . . and the i935-l936 season was in swing . . . a tea dance . . . more Christmas baskets , . . 0 card party , . . our picture in "The Taper"l 76 . - ATHLETICS J MAJ0ll SP0llTS MINIDII SP0llTS WOMEN'S SPIJBTS 2 Football RUSSELL PETERSON Coach NED BOYAJY Manager ROBERT BARKER Assistant Manager CARLO RRESTILEO GEORGE TRENCI-l Co-Captains ALVIN CAROCARI M Louis Blaisdell Augustus Giovanetti John Mozzuto Louis Pettine James Blanchard Lorenzo Griswold George Meacham Henry Pratt Cl'6fZ"h'77"'Cd"f- Cecil Durphy John Kelly Raymond Montagna Frederic Sibley Chester Eisold Robert Killam Timothy Moriarty Carlo Siniscalchi Elmore Felton , George Lafferty Benedict Nascimbeni Herbert Suhm Raymond Lamoreaux John O'Neil I-lampered by the loss of many veterans, the season of i935 found Coach Peter- son patiently moulding a team of unknown calibre, to face the difficult schedule which had been prepared. In its first encounter against Northeastern, one of the finest elevens in New England, the team showed plenty of power and drive. Many threats were made to score, but the lnternats could not stand the strain of North- eastern's constant substitutions. The following week the team journeyed to Lowell where they met defeat at the hands of the Lowell Textile team by a score of 20-7. A pass from Lamoraux to Nascimbeni was responsible for our only touchdown. Sibley gained the extra points With the team in a crippled condition, Coach Peterson was forced to travel to Norwich to oppose the local Cadets. The game was an exciting one, but the lnternats were again on the losing end, the final score being 6-O. Old man iinx trailed the lnternats to New Jersey. Four touchdowns scored against Upsala were nullified because of frequent penalties, The Yellow Jacket Gridsters put on the best exhibition of the year but were forced to take the short end of a i9-O score. George Trench and Alvin Carocari were elected honorary co-captains at the close of the seasons Graduation will claim Sibley and Co-Captain Trench. 80 SOCCCI' FREDERIC SlBl.EY Coach JOHN Pl-IELON Assistant Coach ROBERT DeCARLO Manager FRANK MONGELLI Captain Adam Balicki Joseph Delvlatteis John Santos Frederick Tourville Gordon Barker Louis Goodman Alexander Scott Russell Trotman Ralph Carbone Rchard Hanchett Kenneth Sears Remington Warner Abram Lyttle Albert Shepard A.l.C.'s second year in intercollegiate soccer produced the best record ot any competitive sport. Four victories and three defeats were chalked up in the playing of a strenuous schedule. A good claim on the New England small college championship could be made in view ot the tact that all ot the lnternats' wins were at the expense ot Massachusetts teams. Clark, Massachusetts State, Fitchburg Teachers' and Bridgewater Teachers' Colleges were the victims ot the Yellow Jackets, all ot the games being decided by the margin of one goal. The three teams to hold verdicts over the AAIAC. boaters were Syracuse, Ithaca, and Cortland State Teachers' College, all ot these being New York State teams, The Ithaca and Cortland losses were received on a New York State trip during which our squad found the combination ot high water and injuries insurmountable. Prospects tor the coming season are bright with only Captain Frank Mongelli leaving at graduation, Abram Lyttle, tullback, will lead the team next season, Sl Basketball RUSSELL PETERSON Coach RAYMOND DEMBSKI Manager NED BOYAJY Captain Carl Craft Charles Lehr Milton Devine Bernard Gordonstein - Paul Hastings Floyd Hodge Richard Kopp George Meacham Raymond Montagna Benedict Nascimbeni Frederic Sibley Remington Warner The Yellow Jackets opened their i935-1936 season with a trip north. Out of two games played they broke even, losing the first to St. Michaels by a score of 3l-29, and winning the second from a stubborn Norwich combine by a score of 28-26. On the Saturday of the same week, the lnternats met with defeat to the tune of 40-27 at the hands of the highly touted Northeastern five, The Christmas vacation did not prove beneficial to the lnternats for they found themselves at the short end of a long score against Lowell Textile, Defeats were also received at the hands of the United States Coast Guards, Assumption, and Arnold. A The highlight of a rather drab season was the comeback victory scored over the powerful Clark five. The St. Michaels game closed the career of Captain Boyajy, Kopp, and Sibley, who will graduate in June. 82 Baseball RUSSELL PETERSON Coach JOHN GERARDI Manager ALBERT SLATE Captain ' Jack Carrigan Paul Hastings Louis Pettine Carlton Craft Stanley Hoskiewicz Kenneth Sears Chester Eisold George Lafterty Frederic Sibley Richard Files Raymond Montagna Frederick Tourville George Flanagan Earl Peavey Walker Willard With the advent of the i935 baseball season, the tons saw the lnternat nine playing a full collegiate schedule. The season opened against Northeastern at Bos- ton. The boys immediately collected their hits together, and drove across the plate tive runs to Northeastern's three. The lnternats held this lead up until the unlucky seventh when errors cost them tour runs and the ball game. The home season was impressively opened with an eleven to eight victory over Arnold. In the third game against Clark University A.l.C. gathered fourteen hits and six runs against Clark's two runs and returned home, victorious once again, The Lowell Textile ball tossers were next on the schedule, but due to the excellent pitching of their freshman star, the lnternats had to accept their second defeat of the season. ln the two final games against the US, Coast Guards and Tufts, A.l.C. broke even, winning from the Coast Guards and losing to Tufts. Graduation has claimed two members ot the squad, Captain Slate and Richard Files. , 83 5111 J' r wr- " L if ,Q I Fr' I I i i l i i l " ' Q r L """' Y i Q sssjr 3 css AA i, ti ' ssl Tennb RAYMOND DEMBSKI Manager Harry Ehrlich James Mackechnie Herman Ehrlich Lee Sanella Louis Goodman Albert Small The first season of intercollegiate tennis at A.lC. found our net-men winning one match while dropping tour. After matches had been lost to Tufts, Assumption, Holy Cross, and Fitchburg State Teachers' College the team redeemed itself some- what by downing Connecticut State in the season's final test. The lack ot suitable practice courts early in the season handicapped the squad to a great extent. Prospects for this season are fair despite the loss ot l-larry and l-lerman Ehrlich, Al Small, and Lee Sanella. A larger squad this season gives promise of more competi- tion tor tirst team positions with a corresponding improvement in the caliber ot play. 84 Women's Basketball MISS GERTRUDE DAVIS RUTH BRCVVNELI. DOROTHY HASTINGS Mary Dowd Sarah Johnson Margaret Harris Dorothy Kent Dorothy Jensen Miriam Russell Ellen Seager Phyllis Seager Persis Start Coach Manager Captain Lucy Szatrowski Marjorie Wliite With one of the best basketball teams ever to be at the college, the I9354936 season of the vvomen's varsity basketball team opened with a sensational game against Posse Nissen School of Physical Education. Not until the final whistle could the victor be known, the game being a very fast and exciting one, Unfortunately the final score found our team short by one point. Not discouraged with defeat in their first encounter, the AIC. girls met the Connecticut State tossers with much vim and vigor. The game turned out to be a good one and offered plenty of excitement for the players as well as the spectators. The excellent playing of Connecticut State's "ten foot" forward kept her team on top to the tune of 40-37. Mr, Jinx kept following the team, particularly in its third game against Rhode Island State's combine. Shot after shot failed at the opportune time The results found our team subdued to the count of 23-IT, ln the closing games of the season against Connecticut and Rhode Island State, the girls broke even, losing the first and winning the second by the score of 25-22. Graduation will claim Dorothy Hastings, Captain, Ellen Seager, and Persis Start. 85 Riding Club h MlSS GERTRUDE DAVIS DR. ABBA NEWTON Eaculty Members Marion Carter Rochel Clark Mary Cobb Mary Czmerys Florence Endicott Helen Fizette Anna Grant Anita Houghton Barbara Miller Alice Nutter Loraine Parker Shirley Pond Charlotte Ramsay Doris Rodgers Virginia Rosever Edna Rust Edith Weake Riding initiated its way into the college with much enthusiasm and pleasure. After several canters under expert supervision, our girls soon became etticient and capable harsevvornen. During the past season they have enjoyed riding, in and about various places ot interest in Springfield. The ultimate purpose ot the club is to create and develop good horsemanship, and to partake at the numerous thrills and exciting adventures ot the sport. The members hope in the near future to be able to take a short trip on horseback. 86 ii' 81 Ar, Women's Tennis MISS EDNA CALKINS Coach SARAH JOHNSON Manager DORCAS GRIDLEY Captain Eila Alcock Mariorie Lee Dorothy Hastings Beulah Phillips Marguerite Klor Barbara Tinker Mariorie White The women's varsity tennis team, spurred on by the splendid coaching of Miss Edna Calkins, completed its second successful year, winning three of its four matches. The girls went down to defeat at the hands of Connecticut State at Storrs but retaliated by winning a hard-fought match from them at Springfield, and were twice victorious in their matches with Morse College at Hartford and Springfield. ln View of the fact that i934-i935 was only the second season in girls' varsity tennis, it is felt that with the good showing and growing interest in this field the future holds great promise. With several veterans from the l93S team and with promising new material it is hoped that A,l.C, may boast an even finer team in I936. 87 i x Letter Men, 193 5-36 Football GEORGE TRENCH, Co-Captain ALVIN CAROCARI, Co-Captain NED BOYAJY, Manager LOUIS BLAISDELL FREDERICK CONNOR CECIL DURPHY CHESTER EISOLD STANLEY GOSS GEORGE JONES Soccer FRANK MONGELLI, Captain ROBERT DeCARLO, Manager GORDON BARKER RALPH W. CARBONE, JR. JOSEPH DeMATTEIS LOUIS GOODMAN RICHARD HANCHETT GEORGE LAFFERTY RAYMOND LAMOUREUX GEORGE MEACHAM RAYMOND MONTAGNA BENEDICT NASCIMBENI HENRY PRATT FREDERIC SIBLEY CARLO SINISCALCHI HERBERT SUHM ABRAM LYTTLE JOHN SANTOS ALEXANDER SCOTT KENNETH SEARS NORMAN TEMPLE FRED TOURVILLE RUSSELL TROTMAN REMINGTON WARNER NED BOYAJY, Capiain Basketball RAYMOND DEMBSK I, Manager CARLTON CRAFT MILTON DEVINE RICHARD KOPP CHARLES LEHR GEORGE MEACHAM RAYMOND MONTAGNA FREDERIC SIBLEY ADVERTISING N The President and Staff of the American International College extend to you, the class of 1936, best wishes for a successful future. We congratulate you upon your courage and good judgment in producing the TAPER, the finest yearbook ever issued by the American International College. That you may all find a place in the World's activities is our hope and ambition for you. 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American International College - Taper Yearbook (Springfield, MA) online yearbook collection, 1944 Edition, Page 1


American International College - Taper Yearbook (Springfield, MA) online yearbook collection, 1945 Edition, Page 1


American International College - Taper Yearbook (Springfield, MA) online yearbook collection, 1946 Edition, Page 1


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