American International College - Taper Yearbook (Springfield, MA)
- Class of 1948
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American International College
John W. Wynn
James Doyle .......
Frank W. Soltys.
Leo S. Cussell . . .
Howard E. Paine ....
Robert Sullivan ....
Arthur H. Pike. .
Stamos O. Zades.
Editorial Staff of Taper
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. . . .Literary Editor
. . . . .Sports Editor
. .' ..... Art Editor
. . . . . . . .Cartoonist
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To The Future of American International College
we dedicate this 1948 Taper. We feel that American International
College will continue to expand and maintain her place among
the leadingcolleges and universities of New England. Already
much progress has taken place with promise of stillfurther expanf
sion in the near future.
The Alumni of American International College reflect the
excellent training offered by her, as AIC graduates are well repref
sented in our academic, professional, and business institutions.
The 1948 Tape-r depicts in its theme colorful and rustic New
England, an area so wealthy in educational and cultural traditions,
the region in which American International College has been and
will continue to be a dynamic force.
The Editors wish to say "thanks" to all those who have conf
tributed to make the 1948 Taper another "milestone" in the
activities of the AIC student body.
Table of Contents
Administration and Faculty .....
Seniors and Senior Activities ....
Directory of Advertisers .f...
DR. GEORGE H. D. UAMOUREUX
. XX V
Thirty years of successfully fulfilling the duties
of adviser and teacher in one college is an achieve'
ment worthy of recognition, and this was the
record of Dr. L'Amoureux.
During the diflicult years following the First
World War, when it was the almost insurmountf
able task of the Administration and Faculty to
again secure a student body and formulate a suit'
able curriculum, Dr. l..'Amoureux continued to
maintain the vision of a larger and better A. I. C.
- a college which could be of more service to a
greater number of young people.
He manifested the qualities of intelligence,
patience, understanding, and dignity which were
so much needed to further the' growth of the
college and he will be remembered for his qualities
by all with whom he came in contact. His example
is worthy of our esteem and admiration.
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Board of Trustees
FRANK M. KINNEY. .
Term Expires 1948
PHILIP J. MURRAY, A.B. .......... . .
. . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . . . . . .Boston, Massachusetts
MRS. FRANK L. NASON ............
REVEREND HUGH PENNEY, D.D. .... ............ A yer, Massachusetts
ARCHER R. SIMPSON, LL.B., A.B. .... . . . .
WILLIAM J. SUNN ....
Term Expires 1949
MRS. EDITH SCOTT MAGNA, LL.D., L.H.D. ...... .
RAYMOND DEWITT MALLARY, LL.B., A.B. ..... .
WALTER H. MITCHELL, A.B. .............. . .
JOHN B. PHELON, A.B..
GARRETT V. STRYKER, D.D. .... .
RICHARD H. VALENTINE, C.E. ..... . . .
Term Expires 1950
JUDGE EDWARD T. BROADHURST, A.B., LL.B. . . .
MISS KATHARINE MATTHIES ...................... New Haven, Connecticut
REVEREND JOHN H. MILLER, D.D., LL.D. .... . .
MACDONALD G. NEWCOMB, B.A. ........
MRS. HELEN POUCH, L.H.D. ........ . .
MISS EMELINE A. STREET, L.H.D. . . . .
Term Expires 1951
HUGH P. BAKER, LL.D. .......... . . . . . .
LELAND F. BARDWELL .............. ....
ALDEN H. BLANKENSHIP, P1-I.D. ....... ..
RUSSELL L.. DAVENPORT, B.S., LL.D.. . . .
MRS. WILLIAM DWIGHT, LL.D. ........ . .
ROBERT C. MUNROE.
. Longmeadow, Massachusetts
. . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . . . .HoIyoke, Massachusetts
. Longmeadow, Massachusetts
. . .Springfield, Massachusetts
. . .Spring6eld, Massachusetts
. . . . . . . .Wales, Massachusetts
.Stafford Springs, Connecticut
. . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . . . . .New York, New York
. . . .New Haven, Connecticut
. . Sunderland, Massachusetts
. . Springfield, Massachusetts
. . . . .Holyoke, Maxachusetts
. . . . .Holyoke, Massachusetts
Officers of Administration
WILLIAM GELLERMANN, PH.D.
CHESTER STOWE MCGOWN, ED.D. '
EDITH SCOTT MAGNA, LL.D.,L.H.D.
RICHARD S. ULLERY, A.B.
MURIEL J. MITCHELL, A.B.
Secretary to the President
GARRETT VOORHEES STRYKER, D.D.
ESTHER D. FRARY, A.B.
HENRIETTA LITTLEFIELD, M.A.
Director of Student Activities
DORMAN J. HAYES, M.S.
EULIN K. HOBBIE, M.S.
B.S., M.B.A., American
B.A., American International
M.A., Hartford Seminary
ROBERT W. COBB
B.S., Rutgers University
SC.D., American International
HARRY J. COURNIOTES
B.S., Boston University
I.A., M.B.A., Harvard Univerf
WILLIAM A. DUFFY, JR.
B.A., M.A., Boston College
A.B., College of the City of
M.H.L., Jewish Institute of
D.S.Sc., New School of Social
HAROLD E. BOWIE
B.A., M.A., University of Maine
HENRY A. BUTOVA
B.A., American International
B.S., M.S. Tufts College
PI-LD., University of
JOHN B. DAVIS
B.S., Bates College
ED.M., Harvard University
PH.D., johns Hopkins
A.B., ED.M., Boston University
ESTHER D. PRARY
B.A., American International
CHARLES R. GADAIRE
B.A., Clark University
Pl-LD., University of Toronto
MRS. JEAN GELLERMANN
B.E., National College
M.A., Northwestern University
MRS. EULIN K. HOBBIE
A.B., Franklin College
B.S., M.S., Columbia University
LEE E. HOLT
A.B., Swarthmore College
M.A., Columbia University
Pl-LD., University of Wisconsin
B.S., American International
B.S., Ball State Teachers College
M.C.S., Indiana University
FRANKLIN W. GALLO
B.A., American International
DORMAN J. HAYES
B.S., Tufts College
M.S., Columbia University
JOHN R. HOBBIE
B.S., M.S. Harvard University
P1-LD., Columbia University
B.A., M.A., P1-LD., University
B.A., M.A., Wellesley College
Director Student Activities
WARREN C. MESSENGER
B.A., American International
HELEN J. MILLER
B.A., University of Michigan
MRS. MURIEL J. MITCHELL
A.B., Boston University
Secretary to the President
GILMAN A. RANDALL
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of
ED.M., Harvard University
MRS. ALICE R. ROBINSON
B.ED., American International
Public Speaking, English
MRS. DOROTHY SPOERL
B.A., Lombard College
M.A., Boston University
P1-LD., Clark University
JOHN F. MITCHELL
B.S., M.A., Boston College
MRS. HAZEL F. MORSE
B.A., M.A., Mount Holyoke
MRS. MARGARET RAMOS
B.A., M.ED., Bates College
MRS. RUTH B. RICHARDS
B.A., Middlebury College
ROBERT T. SARTWELL
B.S., University of North
M.A., New York University
HOWARD D. SPOERL
B.S., Tufts College
M.A., University of Maine
Pi-LD., Harvard University
J. CLYDE SUMSION
B.S,, Brigham Young University
M.B.A., University of Chicago
RICHARD S. ULLERY
B.A., American International
CHARLES A. WELLS
A.B., Mount Union College
ED.M., Harvard University
MRS. DORIS S. WHITELAW
B.A., Barnard College
M.A., Columbia University
GEORGE D. WOOD
B.A., American International
Head Football coaih
Editor of News Bureau
PAUL E. THISSELL
A.B., Tufts College
A.M., Syracuse University
PH.D., Harvard University
EDWARD J. WEBSTER
A.B., Yale University
B.D., Union Theological
M.A., Columbia University
PH.D., University of Chicago
B.S., M.S., New York State
College for Teachers
W. MENZIES WHITELAW
B.A., University of Toronto
B.D., Union Theological Semi
M.A., PH.D., Columbia
B.S., New York University
M.A., Columbia University
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JAMES A. DOYLE ............................ President
ROBERT J. SKELLY ...... .... V ice-President
MALVA B. HANSON .... ....... S ecvetary
S GEORGE TRAGER .... ..... T 'feasurer
Jim led the class of '48 in its Freshmen Years, and did such a
remarkable job that he was refelected in the three following
years. He has been a valuable asset to the class as well as to the
school. jim's major is Personnel Management and he comes
from Hartford, Connecticut.
Bob has bolstered the achievements of the '48 class with his
very diligent and fine work as chairman on many of the dance
committees. Bob resides at 16 Mapledell Street, which is the
home of Sigma Alpha Phi. He has seen many years at AIC
which were interrupted by his term of duty for our "uncle."
Malva is that extra-nice girl from D.A.R. who has taken the
"doings" of our class in the secretaries' notebook. She has lived
in D.A.R. for four years and has aided the powers that be in
making the dormitory the pleasant place that it has been. She
hails from Proctor, Vermont, and maintains her liking for the
beauties of the outer world.
S. GEORGE TRAGER
The class of 1948 was most fortunate in acquiring the services
of George as Treasurer of our class. George came to us from the
junior College of Commerce, in New Haven, Connecticut.
"Trigger" is majoring in Accounting and has had very adequate
preparation for the oilice he held. The activities of our class have
een well supported by George and he has aided social com-
munities in promoting our affairs.
SIMON ABRAMOVITZ B-5-
164 Fitch Street ACCOUNTING
New Haven, Connecticut
Business Club 35 VicefPresident Interfaith Club 3g Senior Prom Committee:
sigma Alpha Phi 4.
ALFONSO ANTHONY ALBANO B.A.
75' Carroll Street ECONOMICS
Business Club 2, 3, 4g International Relations Club 4g Mathematics Club 1, 2,
3, 4g Taper 4g President's Honor Roll 3, 4.
DOROTHY MCCARTHY BALLARD B.S.
64 Riverdale Road ECONOMICS
Alpha Iota Gamma 3, 45 Business Club 2, 3, 4: junior Prom Committee 3:
Senior Prom Committee 4.
JULIA H. BARDEN B.S.
107 Westford Avenue GENERAL Busmsss
Business Club 1, 25 Outing Club 15 Rifle Club 15 Archery 25 Sigma Lambda
Kappa 2, 3, 45 Bowling 3g Honor Roll 3.
JOSEPH HENRY BATORSKI B.A.
66 Edward Street Hrsroiw
Walter Rice Debate Council, Publicity Manager 3, President 45 Sigma Alipha
Phi Vice-President 2, President 45 InterfFraternity Chairman 35 Stu ent
Association 3, Vice'President 45 N.S.A. delegate to Wisconsin Conferenceg
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities 45 Band 1, 25 Baseball 15
Crew 2, 35 'Yellow jacket 25 Taper 2.
LORRAINE JEANNE BEAUDRY B.A.
3432 Main Street BIOLOGY
Science Club 1, 25 Arcus Biologicae 3, 45 Bowling 1, 25 Physics Laboratory
Assistant 25 InterfSorority Council 45 Sigma Lambda Kappa 3, 45 Science
Journal 15 Freshman Tea Committee 4.
ROBERTA RUTH BEMIS B.A.
105 Harkness Avenue BIOLOGY
Alpha Upsilon 3, 45 Treasurer 45 Biology Club 4.
REUBEN BERGMAN B.S.
39 Bartlett Street ACCOUNTING
Business Clubg International Relations Club.
CLAIRE MARGARET BERTRAND B.S.
138 Hampshire Street SECRETARIAL SCIENCE
Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
Business Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Winter Carnival Committee 1, 2, 3, 4g Sophomore
Dance Committee 2g Alpha Iota Gamma 2, 3, 4g Inter'Sorority Council 3, 4g
Junior Prom Committee 3g Junior Queen's Court 3g Taper 4g S'enior Prom
NITA JOYCE BORNSTEIN B.S.
86 West Alvord Street SECRETARIAL SCIENCE
Archery lg Taper 3g Business Club 2.
NORMA VIOLET BORRNER B.A.
83 Euclid Avenue BIOLOGY
Choral Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Chapel Choir 35 Science Club 1, 23 Arcus Biologicae
3, 49 Secretary Mathematics Club 1, 2, 33 Riding Club lg Chairman Red
Cross Water Safety 1, 2, 3, 43 Swimming Instructor 1, 2, 3, 4g WSSF Drive
lg Delegate to Eastern Biological Conference and to Red Cross College Units
3g Winter Carnival Committee 1, 2, 3: Student Assistant in Biology Depart'
GEORGE K. BROWN B.A.
71 Edgeland Street ENGLISH
Zeta Chi 1, 2, 3, 45 InterfFraternity Council 3, 4g Football 13 President
Outing Club 15 Intra-Mural Basketball 1.
RALEIGH B. BROWN, JR. B-5-
Poplar Street, R. F. D. MANAGEMENT
'Yellow jacket lg Business Club 1.
HENRY J. CANAVAN B.S.
223 Wilbraham Road ECONOMICS
guiiness Club 1, 2g Rifle Club lg Glee Club 15 Hockey Team 3g Alpha Sigma
MARIE ANGELINA CARIANI B.S.
443 Taylor Street Sncnenuusi. SCIENCE
Business Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Program Chairman Business Club 35 Red Cross 1,
2, 35 Secretary 3g Dean's List 24 Winter Carnival Committee 1, 2, 3g Archery
1, 2g junior Prom Committee 3.
C. WESLEY CARMAN , B.S.
17 Kenwood Terrace ACCOUNTING
Business Club 2, 3, 4.
LEWIS EVERETT CARVILLE B.A.
16 Powell Avenue MATHEMATICS
Mathematics Club 2, 3, 4g Treasurer 3, 4g Walter Rice Debate Council 15
Radio Workshop 3g Phi Sigma Phi 4.
JOAN CHASE B.A.
Alpha Iota Gamma 2, 3, 45 Treasurer 3, 45 Interfaith Fellowship 2, 35 Senior
Prom Committee 4g 'Yellow jacket 1, 2g Winter Carnival Committee 1, 4.
JOSEPH A. CIANCI, JR. B.S-
388 Wells Road . EcoNoM1cs
Wethersield, Connecticut '
Interfaith Council 2, 3, 43 International Relations Club 3, 4g Walter Rice
Debate Council 4.
EDITH SAMETTE CLARK B.S.
104 Tyler Street ' BIOLOGY
Biology Clubg Der Deutsche Verein 4.
POLLY PORTEOUS CLEMMER B.A.
27 Standish Street GERMAN
Alpha Upsilon 2, 3, 4g VicefPresident 3, 43 Sophomore Hic-Hop Committee
2g Junior Prom Committee 33 Senior Prom Committee 45 Winter Carnival
Committee 1, 2, 3, 4g Chairman of King Committee 33 Winter Carnival Court
2, 33 Der Deutsche Verein 2, 3, 4.
LEWIS FREDERICK CLISH B.A.
27 Martha. Street Hxsrolw
Der Deutsche Verein 1, 2g Vice-President 3, President 4g International Rela'
,tions Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Chairman New England Conference 4. '
JOHN J. CONNOLLY B.S.
25 Greenwich Street SECRBTARIAL SCIENCE
Zeta Chi 4.
HELEN COURNIOTES B.S.
14 Taylor Street EcoNoM1cs
Chicopee Falls, Masachusetts
International Relations Club 13 Business Club lg Yearbook Distribution 33
Big Sister 35 Home Nursing 35 Irving H. and Alice I. Page Scholarshi s 1,
2, 3, 45 Frances Eldredge Scholarships 3g American International College
Scholarship 43 President's Honor Roll 1, 2, 3.
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LUCILLE MARIE CRAIG B.S.
763 Allen Street SECRETARIAL SCIENCE
Alpha Upsilon 3, 45 Dean's List 1, 2, 4.
HARRY RAYMOND CRAMER B.A.
221 Wilbraham Road BIOLOGY
Varsity Baseball 1, 3, 43 Alpha Sigma Delta.
ALBINA HELEN CZERWONKA B.A.
1265 Dwight Street BIOLOGY
Holyoke, Massachusetts '
French Club 3g Secretary and Treasurer 45 Glee Club 3g Interfaith 3, 4.
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JAMES B. DALTON B.A.
145' Pearl Street BIOLOGY
Sigma Alpha Phi 2, 3, 4g Crew lg Ai-cus Biologicae 33 President 4.
KENNETH R. DECELLES B.S.
129 Warner Street Economics
Crew 1, 2, 3g Football 35 'Yellow jacket 49 Sigma Alpha Phi Fraternity 3, 4.
NEWTON B. DEHANEY B.A.
Montego Bay, Jamaica PSYCHOLOGY
British West Indies
PATRIQLA DIONNE B.A.
18 Woodlawn Street ENGLISH
French Club 1, 2, 35 Treasurer 15 International Relations Club 1, 2g Literary
Club 3: Dean's List.
LORENZO LARRY DIPALMA B.A.
195 Thomas Street ECONOMICS
West Haven, Connecticut
MITCHELL L. DOBEK B.S.
124 Madison Street ECONOMICS
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
Phi Delta Mu 3, 4g Crew 1, 2, 3, 45 Sophomore Hic-Hop Committee Z.
JAMES ARTHUR DOYLE B.S.
Hartford PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Class President 1, 2, 3, 4, Winter Carnival King 1, Phi Delta Mu Vice'
President 1, 2, 3, 49 Choral Club 1, 23 Dramatic Club lg Chairman Sophomore
"Hia:-Hop" 2, lntrafFraternity Council 2, 3, Chairman 45 Chairman Dorm
Council 25 Proctor Boys' Dorm 3g Taper 3g Literary Editor 43 'Yellow Jacket
3g Chairman Intrarliraternity Dance 3g Co-Chairman Junior Prom 35 Business
Club 3: StudentfFaculty Council 3g Student Association 44 CofChairman
Senior Prom 4g Who's Who, 1948, 4g Intra'Mural Sports Committee 4.
ROBERT JAMES DRISCOLL B.S.
70 Alvin Street ECONOMICS
Sigma Alpha'Phi 2, 3, 45 Class Treasurer 35 Junior Prom Committee 34 Senior
Prom Committee 4, Business Club 4.
PETER P. DUBIEL B.A.
991 Carew Street CHEMISTRY
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ARTHUR WILIAM DUNCAN B.A.
205 Western Avenue BIOLOGY
Alpha Sigma Delta 4g Biology Club 3, 43 Ski Club 3, 45 Chairman Sophomore
Chapel Committee 1, 25 Interfaith Fellowship 3g Taper 4.
MARY LOUISE FILLION B.A. N
5 2 Mansfield Street CHEMISTRY
Sigma Lambda Kappa 2, 3, 45 Phi Sigma Phi 2, 3, 4g Arcus Biologicae 2,
GEORGE W. FISK, JR. B.A.
17 Ionia Street ENGLISH
Phi Delta Mu.
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JOHN A. FITZGERALD B.A.
12 Manor Road ECONOMICS
Varsity Football lg Varsity Basketball lg Business Club 1, 25 'Yellow jacket lg
Varsity Club 3, 43 Phi Delta Mu 1, 2, 3, 45 Outing Club 1, 2.
ROBERT W. FITZGERALD B.A.
38 Aster Street ECONOMICS
gega Chi 2, 3, 45 Business Club 2g Student Faculty Council 23 Dean's List 1,
ROBERT WILKIE FRENNIER B.A.
144 Sewall Street B1oLoGY
F. RUSSELL GAGNIER B.S.
1728 Dwight Street Cnsmsmv
Phi Delta Mu 2, 3, 45 Secretary 3, Vice-President 43 Basketball 2g Class
Treasurer 2g Class President 3.
WALTER- P. GARVEY B.A. g
324 Carew Street CHEMISTRY
Crew 1, 2, 4g Basketball lg Freshman Dance Committee 15 Sophomore Dance
Committee 25 Chemistry Club 4.
RICHARD A. GAUDETTE B.S.
15 Dresser Avenue PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Business Club 35 Second Vice-President and Program Chairman 43 CAFF 4:
'Taper 4g Senior Prom Committee 4.
G. HARRY GEORGE
77 -Laurence Street
Football 13 Crew lg Freshman Dance Committee 15 Zeta
100 Huntington Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut
Chig Business Club 4.
Band lg Intra-Mural Basketball 1, 2g Dorm Student Council 34 Junior Var'
sity Football 35 Equipment Manager 3, 45 Alpha' Sigma Delta Vice-Presif
JOHN P. GRAHAM
80 Massachusetts Avenue
Phi Delta Mu 1, 2, 3, 4g Dean's List 3.
P. JOSEPH GRIFFIN B.A.
75 7 Dwight Street Hrsroiw
'Yellow jacket 35 International Relations Club 3, 45 President 35 Walter Rice
Debate Council5 Debate Council Business Manager 35 Radio Programs Man'
GEORGE M. GUTT B.S.
284 Addison Road PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Varsity Football 1, 25 Sigma Alpha Phi VicefPresident 3, 45 Varsity Baseball
2, 45 Captain 35 Senior Ring Committee Chairman 4.
DAVID J. HALLAS B.A.
15 Hunt Street SOCIOLOGY
Alpha Sigma Delta 1, 2, 3, 45 Student Faculty Council 1, 2, 35 Chorus 1, 25
Walter Rice Debate Council 1, 2, 3, 45 Junior Model Congress 1, 2, 3, 45
Dramatic Club 1, 25 Winter Carnival 1, 2, 35 Science Club 1, 25 Biology Club
1, 25 'Yellow jacket 1, 2, 35 Taper 25 Veterans' Club 25 Sociology Community
Committee 25 McGown -Trophy Award for juniors 35 Who's Who Among
Students in American Colleges and Universities 45 Student Association
Chairman of Legislature Committee 4.
MALVA HANSEN B.A.
19 South Street BIOLOGY
'Yellow jacket 15 Glee Club 15 Bowling 1, 2, 3, 45 Swimming 1, 25 Band 35
Interfaith 35 junior Prom Committee 35 Dormitory Council 35 Delta Sigma
Psi Sorority 25 Delta Sigma Psi Secretary 35 Vice-President 45 Senior Class
Eeeireflary 45 Senior Brom Committee 45 Winter Carnival Committee 45 Bas-
et a 4.
KENNETH HARRIS B.A.
224 Longmeade Street ECONOMICS
Longmeadow, Massachusetts I
Phi Delta Mu 2, 3, 45 Sophomore HicfHop 25 Sophomore Initiation 25
Hockey 35 Tennis 35 Winter Carnival Committee 25 Outing Club 1.
ALMA MURRAY HARRISON B.A.
53 Stebbins Street SOCIOLOGY
Archery 15 Bowlin 15 Red Cross 15 Business Club 15 WSSF 1, 25 Interfaith
Council 1, 2, 3, 45 Secretary 45 International Relations Club 35 Committee of
Aid to Foreign Families 3, 45 Membership Drive Chairman 45 Delta Sigma
Psi 3, 45 Dean's List 2.
MARION LORRAINE I-IOLTON B.S. .
104 Rollins Street SECRETARIAL Scnmce
Sigma Lambda Kappa, Secretaryg Radio Workshop: Winter Carnival Com-
mitteeg Sophomore HicfHop Committeeg junior Prom Committeeg Dean's
List 1, 2, 3, 4.
VINCENT J. HRYNIEWICZ B.S.
Bridge Street AccouN'r1NG
EVELYN M. HUSSON B.S.
216 Pearl Strett BIOLOGY
Biology Club 4.
EDWIN H. JAKUBOWSKI B,A.
78 Center Street MA'rHnMA'ncs
Chicopee, Massachusetts P1-nzslcs
Mathematics Club 3, 4g Secretary 3.
HENRY JOHN JASZEK B.S.
184 Chicopee Street - EcoNoM1cs
Business Club 1, 23 Phi Delta Mu 2, 3, 45 Treasurer 35 Baseball 1, 2, 33
Basketball 1, 2, 35 Varsity Club 3, 4g President 4.
WAYNE W. JONES B.S.
3 Noel Street ACCOUNTING
Varsity Basketball 1, 2, 3g Co-Cagtain 4g Zeta Chi 1, 2, 3, 45 Oilicer 2, 3,.45
'liusiness Club 2, 33 President 43 arsity Clubg Student Associationg Varsity
S J E'
ROBERT C. JORGENSEN B.S.
Springfield Busmnss ADMINISTRATION
EDMUND JOHN JUNACZEWSKI B.S.
416 Eastern Avenue MANAGEMENT
Football 3: Crew 39 Business Club 3, 43 Intra-Mural Basketball 3.
BRIDGET KARCZMARCZYK B.S.
36 Hubbard Street SECRETARIAL SCIENCE
V Ludlow, Massachusetts
Sigma Lambda Kappa 3, 45 Queen's Court 2, 35 junior Prom Queen 3.
ANDERSON KELLEY B.A.
6 Cornell Street Psycr-1oLooY
Phi Delta Mu 2, 3, 44 OEcer 34 Dean's List.
WALLACE W. KRAVITZ B.S.
29 Parkside Street AccouN'r1Nc
Business Club 1, 24 Student Association 44 Activities Committee 44 Inter-
national Relations Club 2, 3, 44 Vice-President 3, President 44 Delegate to
New England Re ional IRC Conference 34 President of New England
Regional IRC Conference 4.
LILLIAN PEARSON LEVINE B.A.
41 Elwood Drive EDUCATION
International Relations Club4 CAFF.
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BETTY ABBOTT LOOMIS B.A.
Main Street ENGLISH
Class Secretary 2g Dramatis Personnae 1, 25 InterfSorority Council 2, 43
Dormitory Council 2, 3, 4g President 3, 43 Alpha Iota Gamma 2, 3, 43 Pres'
ident 45 SFC 35 Student Association 4g Corresponding Secretary 4g Who's
Who in American Universities and Colleges 45 Winter Carnival 4g Senior
Prom Committee 4.
MILTON VERNON LYNDES B.A. 1
Choate School Hxsrolw
RiHe Clubg Zeta Chig Outing Clubg Radio Workshop 45 'Yellow jacket Co'
Editor 45 Ta.pe1g Student Association 4.
EDWARD E. MCCARTI-IY B.S.
97 Lancaster Avenue PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Al ha Sigma Delta 1, 2, 3, President 45 Business Club 2, 3g International
Re ations Club 2, 35 Rifle Club 25 IntrafMural Basketball 23 InterfFraternity
Council 2, 3.
MARGARET LOUISE MCCARTHY B.A.
54 Linden Street ENGLISH
Dramatis Personnae 1, 2, 3, 43 'Yellow jacket 1, 2, 3, 4: CofEditor 3, News
Editor 43 French Club 1, 2g Literary Club 2, 45 Radio Workshop 3, 4g Taper
3, 45 Student Assistant in Psychology Department 33 Archery 1, 23 Inter'
faith 43 Debate 2, 3g Swimming lg Riding 2.
KATHERINE LOUISE MCINTIRE B.A.
S1 Wisteria Street HISTORY
West Springfield, Massachusetts
GEORGE F. MCMAHON, JR. B.A.
90 Jackson Parkway ECONOMICS
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THOMAS MICHAEL MACELLIOTT B.A.
SS Fox Street B1oLooY
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Biology Clubg Alpha Sigma Delta.
THOMAS JAMES MANNIX B.S.
594 Armory Street Bxomcv
Arcus Biologicae 2, 3, 45 Crew 2.
PATRICK MARANGELL B.S.
189 Greene Street ACCOUNTING
New Haven, Connecticut
Sigma Alpha Phi Treasurer 4g Business Clubg Interfaith Council.
JEAN RENFREW MATTOON , B.A.
25' Calvin Street ENGLISH
West Springfield, Massachusetts
German Club lg Glee Club lg Sigma Lambda Kappa 2, 3, 44 President 4g
Red Cross Treasurer 4g junior Prom Committee 35 Student Association 4.
CHARLES A. MEEHAN B.S.
4 Virginia Street MANAGEMENT
Sigma Alpha Phi 2, 3, 4g Interfaith 3, 45 Business Club 3, 44 IRC 2.
JEANNE EMILY MICHEL B.S.
167 Park Avenue SECRBTARIAL SCIENCE
West Springfield, Massachusetts E
Business Club 2, 3, 45 Vice'President 3: Red Cross 2, 35 Executive Com'
mittee 35 Archery lg Winter Carnival Committee 1, 2, 3, 45 junior Prom
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RAYMOND W. MILLER, JR. B.S.
366 Park Avenue MANAGEMENT
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Football 1, 23 Alpha Sigma Delta 3, 4g Secretary 3.
ROBERT WILLIAM MOORE B.S.
122 Chestnut Street ACCOUNTING
JOHN THOMAS MORIARTY B.S.
142 Alden Street ACCOUNTING
Zeta Chi 2, 3, 4g Officer 3, 45 Business Club 1, 2, 3, 45 President Business
Club 3g Executive Board 4g Class Vice'President 35 Winter Carnival Ticket
THADDEUS FRANCIS MYJAK B.S.
1655 State Street I ACCOUNTING
Hamden, Connecticut ,
Sigma Alpha Phi 4g Interfaith Fellowship Treasurer 45 Crew 4g Business
Club 4g Dramatic Club 4.
EDITH S. NELSON B.A.
29 Mattoon Street BIOLOGY
Biology Club 1, 2, 3, 4g International Relations Club 45 CAPF 45 Interfaith
MYRON A. NIEDZWIECKI B.A.
60 Walnut Street BIOLOGY
S pringfield, Massachusetts
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CHARLES S. NUSSBAUM B.A.
37 Forest Street Cnnmsnw
Interfaith Fellowship S..
JULIE MARY O'BRIEN B.A.
340 St. James Avenue Euousr-1
Springfield, Massachusetts 5
Literary Club 45 Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Tae? Photography Staff 25 '1'ap.e'r
Literary Staff 35 International Relations ub 45 Interfaith Fellowship 45
Bowling 1, 2, 3, 45 Archery 15 Riding 25 Basketball 45 CAFF 45 'Yellow jacket
Editorial Staff 4.
AREKNAZ OMARTIAN B.A.
337 Trafton Street MATHEMATICS
Dean's List5 President's Honor Roll5 Archery 15 Riding 1, 2, 3, 45 Business
Club 1, 25 Mathematics Club 3, 45 Alpha Upsilon 2, 3, 45 Treasurer 35
President 4: Student Association 45 Inter-Sorority Council 45 Radio Work'
shop 45 Phi Sigma Phi 3, 45 Winter Carnival Committee 3, 45 Freshman
Orientation Program 3, 45 Student Activities Committee 4.
JAMES F. O7NEIL ,B.A.
170 Oak Grove Avenue MATHEMATICS
Phi Delta Mug Mathematics Club 1, 2, 3, 49 President 49 Business Club:
Student Association 44 Dean's List.
ETHEL ANN ORR B.A.
329 Eastem Avenue SOCIOLOGY
Springfield, Massachusetts , V
Alpha Upsilon 2, 3, 4g Inter-Sorority Council 3, 45 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3,
Secretary 33 Glee Club 2, 34 Winter Carnival Committee 2, 3, 4: 'Yellow
Iacket 2, 3, Model Congress Committee 23 Crew 25 Sophomore Initiation
Committee 25 Class Member-at-Large 3g Junior Prom Committee 33 Senior
Cap and Gown Committee 4: Taper 4, Junior Editor 3. -
VERONICA JEAN ORZECHOWSKI B.S. I
506 Front Street AccouNTrNo
Chicopee, Massachusetts - '
Sophomore HicfHop Committee 25 Iunior Prom Committee 3: Senior Prom
Committee 4g Winter Carival Committee 1, 3: Ticket Chairman 33 Alpha
Iota Gamma 3, 43 StudentfFaculty Council 2, 35 Student Association 4g
Taper 33 Business Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Treasurer 2, 3, Secretary 45 Dean's List
.l, 2, 3.
EDWARD W. PEPYNE B.A.
170 Woodman: Street . Ecouomcs
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Student Association 3, 4g President 4g Delegate to National Student Associaf
tion Constitutional Convention 4g Taper 2, 35 Art Editor 35 Dramatis Per-
sonnae 2, 35 Business Club 2, 33 WSSF 2, International Relations Club 35
Pi Alpha. Nu 4g Walter Rice Debate Council 2, 3g Editor Student Handbook
35 Winter Carnival 2, 3, 4g Chairman 33 Soccer 2g Co-captain 2g McGown
Achievement Medal 3g Who's Who Among Students in American Univer-
sities and Colleges 4, Junior Model Congress 2, '4g President's Honor Roll 2.
ALFRED L. PIZZOTTI B.A.
33 Davis Street BIOLOGY
Alpha Sigma Delta 1, 2, 3, 43 President 4g French Club 1, 25 Biology Club
3, 45 Student Association 35 Assistant Proctor of Men's Dormitory 3g Inter-
Fratemity Council 3, 45 Assistant Baseball Manager 2.
FRANCES CATHERINE PORCHEDDU B.S.
25 Hawley Street BUSINESS
Springfield, Massachusetts MANAGEMENT
Glee Club lg Riding lg Archery 2g Tennis 2.
LOUIS LOU PORRETTI B.A.
178 Wood Street C1-umlsrav
Winter Carnival Committee 4, Junior Prom Committee 33 Senior Prom
Committee 4g Mathematics Club 2, 39 Interfaith Fellowship 3, 4g Dramatic
Club 3, Assistant Football Manager 2.
N DOROTHY MARGARET PRICE B.S.
A 143 Kimberly Avenue GENERAL Busmnss
i ' Springfield, Massachusetts
, Winter Carnival Committee 1, 2, 3, 4g Sophomore HicfHop 23 Junior Prom
Committee Sq Senior Prom Committee 4g Class Treasurer 25 Alpha Iota
1 Gamma 3, 45 Vice'President 3, 4g Business Club 1, 2.
JANICE IRENE RICHARDSON B.A.
X Phi Sigma Phi 3, 4g Secretary 45 Mathematics Club 3, 45 VicefPresident 3g
Secretary 4g Dean's List.
ROBERT S. ROBBINS
84 Rittenhouse Terrace
Sigma Alpha Phi 3, 4.
JACK T. ROGERS
370 Boston Road
French Club 2, 3, 4g President 3, 45 Student Association 3, 4.
92 East Main Street
International Relations Club
Taper CofEditor 4.
3g Interfaith Fellowship 35 Dramatic Club 35
RUTH LEAH SACHS B.A.
295 Central Avenue HISTORY
New Haven, Connecticut
Bowling lg Delta Sigma Psi 2, 3, 4g President 4g Secretary-Treasurer DAR
Dormitory 2g Vice'President DAR Dormitory 35 Student Association 4g
Inter-Sorority Council 45 Senior Representative to DAR Dormitory Council
4. . -
WALTER VICTOR SALUSTRI B.A.
86 Woodside Terrace BIOLOGY
Zeta Chi 2, 3, 45 Der Deutsche Verein 2g Ski Club 2, 4.
CATHERINE LOUISE SAMPLE B.A.
103 Crescent Road BIOLOGY
Alpha Upsilon 3, 4.
JANET M. SCHNIELZINGER B.A.
17 Crismer Place SOCIOLOGY
Drama Club 1, 23 Literary Club President 3, 43 'Yellow jacket 4: German
Club 3g Junior Queen Courtg Taper 45 Alpha Iota Gamma 4g Student Asso-
ROBERT FRANCIS SHEA B.A.
439 Broadway Street BIOLOGY
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
Basketball lg Crew lg junior Varsity Crew 23 Varsity Basketball 25 Phi Delta
Mu 2, 3, 45 Biology Club 3, 4.
HELEN SHERMAN SHARP B.A.
The Mooring ENGLISH
Saunderstown, Rhode Island
Business Club 1, 2g, International Relations Club 1, 25 Der Deutsche Verein
2, 3, 4.
SAMUEL L. SHAVER B.A.
878 Worthington Street BIOLOGY
Arcus Biologicae 3, 45 Phi Sigma Phi 3, 4g VicefPresidentg President's Honor
Roll 1, 2, 3, 45 International Relations Club 3.
SIDNEY S. SILVERMAN B.S.
316 Breckwood Boulevard MANAGEMENT
WALLACE R. SJOSTROM B.S.
179 Lon hill Street PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Junior Prom Committee 35 Business Club 4.
ROBERT JOHN SKELLY B.S.
35 4 Steele Street ACCOUNTING
New Britain, Connecticut
Glee Club 15 Sigma Alpha Phi Treasurer 35 Interfaith Fellowship 35 Iunior
Prom Co'Chairman '35 Senior Prom Co'Chairman 45 Winter Carnival Com'
mittee 35 Accountant 'Yellow jacket 35 VicefPresident Senior Class 45 Fresh-
man Baseball 15 Red Cross 3.
KENT BENEDICT SMITH B.A.
174 Bowdoin Street B10L0Gy
Zeta Chi Z, 3, 45 Ollicer 35 Business Club 35 Junior Prom Committee 35
Senior Prom Committee 45 Taper 35 Biology Club 2.
OLLIE F. SMITH B.S.
Zeta Chi 3, 45 Radio Workshop 35 Flying Club 35 Dramatic Club 4.
SHIRLEY 'JEAN STANTON B.A.
95 Grand Street ENGLISH
Alpha Upsilon 2, 3, 4g Secretary 35 Riding 1, 2g Archery lg Winter Carnival
Committee 1, 3, 4g 'Yellow jacket 3.
JAMES E. SUPPLE B.S.
S0 Longview Street ACCOUNTING
GUSTAV SWIERSZ B.S.
45 Second Avenue ECONOMICS
North Tonowanda, New York
Sigma Alpha Phi Officer 49 Literary Club 2g Junior Prom Committee 39
Senior Prom Committee 4.
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CATHERINE HELEN THOMAS B.A.
529 Union Street SOCIOLOGY
West Springiield, Massachusetts
Sigma Lambda Kappa 3, 4g junior Prom Committee 39 Riding 1, 2g Dean's
List 35 Swimming 3g Archery 1, 25 Der Deutsche Verein 2g Bowling 1.
OTHO FISKE THRASHER B.S.
173 Maple Street ECONOMICS
Dramatic Club 1, 3g Radio Workshop 3, 4g Representative Intercollegiate
Band Association 1, 29 Band 1, 43 Glee Club 1, 45 Sigma Alpha Phi House
Manager 2, 3, 4g Interfaith Fellowship Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer
1, 4g Freshman Crewg Entre Nous 1, 2g International Relations 1, 25 NSO
Committee 35 Representative College Association 35 Who's Who in American
Universities and Colleges. .
JAMES SEVERIN TODD B.S.
17 Ina Street PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Alpha Sigma Delta 2, 3, 4g Business Club 1, 2, 3.
S. GEORGE TRAGER B.S.
35 Howe Street ACCOUNUNG
New Haven, Connecticut
Business Club 3, 4g junior Prom Committeeg Senior Prom Committeeg Senior
Class Treasurer 4.
WILLIAM J. UTESS, Ia. B.S.
34 Foster Street .ACCOUNTING
Business Club 2, 44 Zeta Chi 23 Business Club Executive Board 3g Zeta Chi
Officer 3, 4.
ANDREW JOSEPH VALERIANO B.S.
202 Greene Street ECONOMICS
New Haven, Connecticut
Sigma Alpha Phi 25 Interfaith Council 4.
CHARLOTTE W. VANCE B.A.
303 Belmont Avenue BIOLOGY
Science Club 1, 2g Arcus Biologicae 3, 43 Interfaith Fellowship 2g Riding
Club 2, 35 Archery Club 2.
JOHN F. WAGNER B.S.
503 Springfield Street ACCOUNTING
Chicopee, Massachusetts ,
Sigma Alpha Phi 2, 3, 4g Program Chairman 35 Board of Directors 3, 4g
Finance Committee 43 Symposium Chairman 3, 4g Inter'Fraternity Council 45
Student Association Representative 4g Walter Rice Debate Council 1, 2, 3, 44
Model Congress 1, 45 Treasurer 3g Chairman Intercollegiate Debates 45
Vermont Invitational Tourney 3.
DOUGLAS L. WELCH B.S.
135 Spring Street Accoummc
Sigma Alpha Phi 3, 4.
CHESTER GEORGE WILLIAMS B.A.
185 Wilbraham Road ENGLISH
Crew 1, 2, 3, 45 Captain 35 'yellow jacket 2, 3, 4.
FREDERICK SAMUEL WINKLEY B.S.
R. F. D. No. 2 MANAGEMENT
Band 15 Sophomore Chapel Committee 15 Business Club 1, 2, 35 Freshman
Dance Chairman lg 'Yellow jacket Manager 15 Taper Assistant Business Man'
GENEVIEVE ANTOINETTE WOZNIAK B.A.
32 Stony Hill Road ENGLISH
Sigma Lambda Kappag Bowlingg Archery5 junior Prom Committee 35 Win-
ter Carnival Committee 4.
JOHN W. WYNN B.A.
157 Norwood Terrace Bronocv
'Yellow Iackct 1, 2, 3, 4g Ollice Manager 2, Advertising Mana er 3, Business
Manager 4g Alpha Sigma Delta 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 35 lglic-Hop Com'
mittee 2g Member-atfLarge Sophomore Class 2g Red Cross 1, 2g French Club
2, 3g Student Association 3, 4g Winter Carnival Committee 2, 33 Arcus Bio-
logicae 3, 4g National Students' Organization Carnival Committee 33 Senior
Prom Committee 4: Student Assistant in French Department 3g Taper Co'
Editor 43 Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Univer-
MICHEAL ZVONKOVIC B.S.
23 Lincoln Avenue ACCOUNTING
Sigma Alpha Phi 3: Varsity Baseball 33 Junior Varsity Basketball 1, 2.
PAUL M. KEEGEN
275 Linden Street
Dramatis Personnae 1, 2, 3, 4g President 25 Zeta Chi 2, 3,
ARTHUR E. LANGE, JR.
5 2 Biltmore Street
4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
German Club 1, 2, 4g Rifle Club 2, Fencing Club Co'Instructor 2.
KENNETH STUART MCALPINE
60 Forbes Avenue ,
CAA, Flying Club.
VERNON LLOYD MACDONALD
47 Eisenhower Street
DAVID S. POLLARD
15 Buckingham Place
Interfaith Fellowship 2g Biology Club 2, Choral Club 2, 3
, 43 Literary Clubl2,
3, 45 Phi Sigma Phi 2, 3, 4g International Relations Club 2, 3, 43 Committee
to Aid Foreign Families 2, 3, 4g VicefPresident 4.
RAYMOND P. VARANKA
187 Wilbraham Road
Football 1, 2, 3, 44 Hockey 1, 45 Phi Delta Mu 2, 3, 4.
LAURENGE H. GRANT
11 Washington Street
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
RICHARD CHESTER HAMMERICK
36 Wilow Street
ROBERT FRANCIS HART
66 Rochelle Street
SCOTT DAVIS KITTREDGE
19 Greenleaf Avenue
West Springfield, Massachusetts
WARREN CHARLES MESSENGER
31 Arlington Street
ELIZABETH GREGORY MOFFETT
296 Commercial Street
PAUL JAMES OLESOH
28 Cleveland Avenue
ALFRED PLANTE, JR.
79 Marsden Street
33 .Champlain Avenue
Indian Orchard, Massachusetts L,
RICHARD WARREN TREMBLAY
60 Jenness Street
EDWARD WILLIAM WIEBER
11 Lucey Street
West Haven, Connecticut
ROBERT WARREN HITCHINS
17 Marlborough Street
ALICE MCTIERNAN ROSS
1446 Wilbraham Road
ELEANOR MAUDE DEARDEN
25 Crest Street
There was much general excitement on
and about the campus in the lirst week of
December and it was about the Senior
Prom. Some of our class members had
been waiting for many years to attend this
final class social, and all reports indicated
that it was worth waiting for.
The phenomenal luck of our class once
more was shown, and the weather favored
a beautiful winter evening for our Prom.
We once again journeyed to the War
Memorial in Holyoke and danced to the
melodius strain of Al Strohman's Orchesf
tra. There was about 150 couples at the
prom who, without verbally committing
themselves, let it be known that a very
enjoyable evening was had.
President William Gellermann, Dean
Richard Ullery, Miss Henrietta Littlefield,
and the heads of the departments were
patrons and patronesses. The entire
faculty were invited as guests of the
This Prom was the last social function
of a class which saw most of its members
enter in peaceftime, leave school during
the war, and return to AIC to complete
their four years. Despite the interruption
of the war and the disrupted social conf
sequences that accompany such a calamf
ity, the general gaiety and frolic dis'
played during our last social function is
indicative of the way in which our Seniors
will meet the challenges of the society of
which it will surely play a very irnporf
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In the year of 1944 in September, one of the greatest
things ever to happen in the history of American Inter'
national College occurred. There is no need for guessing
as to the event inasmuch as nothing more important could
have happened 'than the entrance into our college of the
Class of 1948. Although we were a little bewildered
at entering college, the greater majority of our class
passed through the portals of AIC and made their bid
for fame and fortune. One of the greetings extended
us by the Sophomore Class was the Freshman Initiation.
We passed with flying colors, and the Sophomore, sup'
posedly the upper class, had to be content with taking
only a slightly participating interest in the entire pro-
We took an active part in the events of Mountain
Day, held at the Mt. Tom reservation, and proved again,
by taking all first places in the events, that we were not
a class of chance but a class of fortune, destined to do
things and to go places in our fourfyear stay at AIC.
As to the scholastic part that we were supposed to
play at school, the class of 1948 suffered its first set'
back in the form of "finals" The baptism by fire in'
dicated that there was a more important phase of college
other than having fun and wasting our time. However,
the lesson was welllearned and final exams in the future
found us more prepared.
At the turn of the semester, elections were held for
officers and the group entrusted its leadership to Jim
Doyle as their president, Jack Samson as their vicefpresif
dent, Terry O'Malley took the notes, and Dotty Price
handled our finances. Jack Hallas and Ronny Orzef
chowski represented the 48'ers on the Student Council,
with Jack Wynn as our member at large.
The end of the Erst school year found us ready and
willing to take a much more active part in school
affairs, and after a well deserved and eamed rest during
the summer, we embarked upon our Sophomore year.
After having arrived in the fall of 1945, we noticed
that many of our numbers were missing but after calling
the roll, there were ample students of a capable caliber
to ensure us of another promising year. As was usual,
we assumed the manner of haughty Sophomores and
conducted ourselves as such . . . on the surface at least.
By this time, the professors began to know us and a more
harmonious feeling prevailed. After making a fair ini'
tial start in our new courses, we turned our thoughts
to the social calendar and discovered that we were in
charge of the annual HicfI'Iop.
Excitement was in the air during the month of Octof
ber in our Sophomore year. The annual HicfHop was to
be held at Courtney's Barn in Somers, Connecticut.
This setting became almost traditional for this Sopho'
more affair and so much had been said about the "good
times" at "Courtney's," that the sale of tickets had to
be limited to one hundred and fifty couples.
The date was Friday, October 24, and a. very en-
joyable ride of thirteen miles was a prelude to a won'
derful evening. A full moon shone above, and the
weather was ideal for a dance in the country. Music was
provided bythe Old Saw Mill Gang, who specializes
in barn dances. The group that attended were very sur'
prised that such a good time could be had, even if the
dress of the day was not formal.
Refreshments in the true style of the country were
served and were quickly devoured by the hungry crowd.
At midnight, a tired but happily contented group of
Sophomores left Courtney's Barn and proceeded to their
In the second semester of this year, we found more
and more familiar faces as the boys began to return home
from the various branches of the service. The great num-
ber that returned to school indicated that they had not
lost the desire for an education and were hard at it.
If, at times, it seemed that many of our classmates were
trying unusually hard, it was because many of them were
no longer single and had new responsibilities.
During the semester, our class had many opportunities
to watch one of the greatest basketball teams ever to trod
the "'boards." This team was known as "The Cinderella
Team" and lost three or four games in a twenty-four
In the spring of this year, all evidence pointed to a
bigger enrollment in the fall, and it was apparent that
AIC was feeling its growing pains and intended to do
something about it.
Once again the summer rolled into sight, and there did
not seem to be many dissenters toward taking another
There seemed to be a new "spirit" prevalent with our
Junior students this year as they tried to shake away the
effects of the summer's rest and get into the books once
again. Of course, there was a reason! We were Juniors!
There were even more new students than we had
anticipated, and the enrollment reached a record high.
Many more veterans returned to our ranks fthat word
hurtsj, and a big year was in store. It was a year that
found many of the former G.I.'s having a diilicult time
in settling down to studies. It must be realized that
many of these boys had not seen each other in many years,
and there was much to tell. It took a whole semester to
tell these storiesg and on or oif the campus, a new lan'
guage came into being. Even the girls were speaking of
"gear," "barracks," "liberty," "furlough," "gismo's,"'
"takeoff," "topfdeck," etc.
In the classrooom, there was a difference. The profesf
sors were lecturing to a group that had seen much more
of life than it was possible to imagine, and their lectures
had more meaning to this group. These students were
more willing to learn, and their grades proved it. There
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was much talk of a "lack of Spirit" on the campusg but if
one understood that the majority of students wanted to
take life a bit more easy, it can readily be understood
why there might have been this slight lack of spirit. It
should also be realized that the majority of students were
not of the tennfage group and had many new responf
sibilities. In order to meet these responsibilities, many stu'
dents had to work, and time for social activities was held
to a minimum. However, in the second semester, a bet'
ter adjustment seemed to have been made, and the schedf
ule did work out more smoothly. To prove that we had
not lost our desire for social activities, a large turnout
was on hand for the annual Junior Prom in the spring.
There always is something special about the spring,
and there was every reason for the spring of '47, It was
at that time when the Juniors of our college were prepare
ing for the annual Junior Prom. Evening gowns and
tuxedos were the dress of the day as the guys and gals
prepared themselves for the last social function of the
Al Gentile's very fine orchestra provided the music,
and the War Memorial in Holyoke was the setting. It
was that type of an evening that everyone hopes for
and seldom realizes. The lads looked quite well groomed
in formal attire, and the laxes, adorned with all types
of spring flowers, never looked lovelier in their beautiful
The highlight of the evening came when Dr. William
Gellermann placed the crown of flowers on the very
pretty person of our queen, Bridget. The president of
our class, Jim Doyle, presented a loving cup to Bridget,
on which was inscribed her name, title, and year of the
Prom. The other candidates received bouquets of flowers
and formed an aisle through which our queen proceeded
to receive the congratulations of one and all.
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glorious and well-remembered events of our four-year
stay at college.
Following the Prom, the CAFF sponsored a Campus
Carnival, which was participated in by all of the clubs
and various organizations on campus. There were many
types of booths and amusements during the threefday
festival, which was followed by a Block Dance on
Amaron Street. The spirit displayed during the last day
of the affair carried itself into the evening, although
the Block Dance was held in the rain, the large crowd
that attended proved that the student body was in sup'
port of this very worthwhile cause, which was to send
packages abroad for the needy.
Our return in the Fall of '47 was the most important
return thus far, because now we were Seniors! A few
of our numbers were missing, but they later did appear.
Upon questioning, we found that there was no reason for
their delay except that, being Seniors, we had a right to
be late. Oh, well . . . it's nice to be a Senior.
It was during this year that the new Student Associaf
tion began to operate more effectively and eiciently. It
had its birth the year before, and all evidence pointed to
the success of our new student government. This organif
zation planned the social calendar for the new year, and
it was easy to understand that our activities would be
carried out in a new and much smoother manner than
in the past.
We learned from Dr. Gellermann, our President, that
AIC was planning to build a new library in the spring.
It was good news for all concerned. We certainly are in
need of such an addition for more reasons than one. In
this way, AIC can gain national recognition as a college
and take its rightful place . . . where we think she cer-
tainly belongs. The building is to be erected between
DAR and Lee Hall on Amaron Street.
It was in this year that we also saw former AIC
graduates being appointed to positions in the Athletic
Departments. George Wood was appointed Head Foot'
ball Coach, and Henry Butova was appointed Athletic
Director, Backfield Coach in Football, and Baseball
Coach. Messrs. Wood and Butova enjoyed a very sucf
cessful season as the mentors for the Aces, having won
seven games, tying one, and losing a single.
The highlight of the year was, of course, the Senior
Prom, the last formal dance of the class. It was well at'
tended, and everyone agreed that it was successful both
financially as well as socially.
After the Christmas vacation, we again returned to
our snowy grounds and joyously, yet regretfully, looked
forward to the final stretch . . . toward June.
Upon the eve of our graduation., we feel that we have
been a most unusual class. Many of our graduatesetofbe
began college in their teens, and after completing one or
two years, went off to war, returned, and are now ready
to graduate. We will be 'better prepared for our places
in the outer world in that we have seen much of life and
appreciate what is in store for us.
We do regret leaving AIC in one sense. We have seen
here many of the best years of our lives and have greatly
enjoyed meeting and knowing so very many fine men
and women. We now go forth and leave the doors of AIC
. . . not closed, because many of us will return during our
lives and look in again to realize what a wonderful place
it has been. We are taking with us, not only a degree or
a major in a specific subject, but the memories of many
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to forget . . . and not to be forgotten . . . we hope . . . but
to apply what we have learned in and out of the class-
room. We go forth with a hope . . . the hope that what
we have learned we may bring to the world and make it
a better and happier place for those who follow ....
Not good-bye . . . but soflong for a while.
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Class of 1949
STAMOS ZADES ............................. President
EUGENE MCCORMICK .... ..... V ice'P'resident
PRISCILLA YOUNG ..... ......... S ecvetary
MARY LANDERS ..... ........... 'T 'reaswrer
GEORGE WOOD .... ..... F acuity Advisor
The junior Class was one of the most ambitious and
active classes on campus during the past year. .In addif
tion to running its own social activities and affairs it
supported those that were sponsored by other organiza-
tions and classes.
The FortyfNiners tried something new this year as
they sponsored a dance at the Ludlow Country Club at
the outset of the winter season. The undertaking proved
to be well worth the time and energy put into it.
The climax of the Social Calendar for the Juniors is
the annual Junior Week. This is highlighted by the Prom
and one of the features of this formal dance is the
crowning of the Junior Queen.
In intrafmural competition the class contributed girls'
and boys' basketball teams. The class was well repre-
sented on the bowling alleys, too.
Student association representatives during the year
Class of 1950
EUGENE GOLASH .... ...................... P 'resident
JOHN GINO ............ .... V ice'P'resident
KARYL SHAW ........... ...... T reasuvef
CHARLOTTE HOLMES ..... ..... S ecretavy
The Class of 1950 has tried to foster school spirit among
its own members, as well as among the student body in
The Sophs played a big part in the Mountain Day
activities. The members who were in charge of the
various committees did an eicient job, and it was
through their leadership and cooperation that the day
proved such a success. In addition to this, the boys' Tug
of War team scored a rousing victory over their oppo'
nents, the Freshmen.
Of course, the big event of the year for the Class as
a whole as far as the social calendar was concerned, was
the annual Hic-Hop. Under the capable leadership of its
oiicers and committeemen the Class again proved its
ability to successfully run a social function. '
From the athletic standpoint, the Class was well ref
presented in the intrafmural contests which included
both girls' and boys' teams in basketball and bowling.
The Soph girls took an active part in the swimming
The following were the Student Association represen-
tatives during the past year:
JOSEPH A. RENO
ALFRED J. SPARKS
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DON BRUNO ................................. Presadent
CLAIRE O'MAI.LEY ..... ........... T 1'easm'e'r
BOB HOGG ........... .... V icefP'reside'nt
BETTY ACKERMAN .... ...... S ecretafy
ESTHER FRARY ...... .... A dmsor
The Freshman Class enjoyed a very successful and busy
year. The yearlings can be proud of the name that they
have made for themselves during '4-7948, and have left
an enviable record for future Freshmen to aim at.
This year saw the return of Freshman athletics, and
the FiftyfOners had a successful season, both in football
and in basketball.
In the Mountain Day competition, the class fared well.
In this traditional activity, the Freshmen aren't supposed
to be outstanding, or are they?
To keep the members of the class informed as to what
is going on around school, as well as among their own
classmates, the Frosh have sponsored a newspaper, "5 l."
This is an outstanding accomplishment on the part of
the class, and those in charge of the publication deserve
The big social event of the class this year was the
St. Patrick's Day Dance held at the Hotel Charles. The
affair was well attended by upperclassmen as well as
Frosh and was a success both socially and Hnancially.
Those representing the class in the Student Associaf
tion this year were:
Euo C. BELLUCI
THOMAS W. BRYANT
ARTHUR R. DAVIS
BEATRICE M. KBNNEY
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The Student Activities Office, under the very
capable and friendly leadership of Miss Hen'
rietta Littlefield, assisted by Barbara Drew,
is one of the chief agencies here at AIC in
acquainting new students with the various
opportunities which the organizational life
of the campus affords.
These activities include varied types of
interest, both social and cultural, many of
which emphasize the problems and challenges
of the world at large, thus offering a very
real preparation for community life beyond
the campus. The handbook further explains
the offerings of extrafcurricular activities.
The Student Activities Office acquaints it'
self with the aims of the campus organiza'
tions and is, therefore, able to more efficiently
schedule meetings, gatherings, and make for
a more harmonious running of events. It also
circulates information through the daily bul'
letin and aids any club or organization in
promoting special meeting places, Wright
House, is supervised by this office and it seems
incredible that every campus organization is
able to have its use without many conflicf
tions: We owe this to our SAO.
Perhaps the functions that this office makes
possible are measured in material results to
the majority of campus students. The greatest
services performed are not measurable in this
manner. Students are able to consult Miss
Littlefield about many various problems
with the knowledge that they will receive
very friendly and helpful advice and counsel.
We, the graduating class are aware of the
help and advice she has given us and can
never acclaim our appreciation via the route
of mere wordy exclamations. We sincerely
hope that the classes that follow realize what
a wonderful help the Student Activities
Office can be to them. We also feel that we
can freely say that Miss Littlefield's Office
is always open to any student and that she
will always be willing to share her time and
knowledge to all those . . . merely for asking.
Again we wish to thank this office for the
splendid cooperation that it has shown the
Class of 1948, and wish it every success in the
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The Student Association
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MERWTN TOBER .....
BETTY LOOMXS ...................... Corresport
MTSS HENRXETT A LTTTLEYTELD .......... Recording Secretary
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The student government organization at American inter'
nationai Coiiege was reiormed in the spring oi X947 into a
Student Association in order to secure a greater measure oi
support to the many additional student activities resuiting
irom the increased coiiege enroiiment. The purpose oi the
Association is to vyork constructiveiy to promote the general
xweiiare oi the student body and the coiiege as a vdhoie,
particuiariy in the fieid oi extrafcurricuiar activities.
The present Student Association is an unusuaiiy demo'
cratic organization in as much as its membership is composed
oi eiected ciass representatives, deiegates from each campus
organization, representatives oi the dormitories, representa'
tives oi the rvvo student pubiications, members oi the iacuity,
and the President oi the G0iiege eivothcio. Then, too, in the
spring oi each year , the oihcers oi the Association are eiected
by a vote oi the entire student body oi the C0iiege.
The elected representatives and the representatives oi the
numerous campus organizations as vveii as the dormitory repref
sentatives serve ior a term oi one year. The iacuity members
by the President oi the Coiiege.
Seated: James Doyle, Larry Benjamin, Betty Loomis, Stamos Zades, Edward Pepyne,
. Jack Hallas.
Standing: John W. Wynn, joseph Batorski.
Who's Who Among Students in
Anierican Universities and Colleges
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is
published annually and includes the names and biographies of outstanding
college students throughout the United States. This honor comes in recogf
nition of the merit and accomplishment of the student who has outstanding
qualifications of character, scholarship, leadership, in extrafcurricular activf
ities, and potentialities of good citizenship.
Who's Who maintains an extensive placement service which helps its
members make desirable contacts in the business and professional world.
This year ten students were chose from AIC for this honor.
Betty Loomis Edward Pepyne
janet Schmelzinger David Hallas
Joseph Batorski John Wynn
James A. Doyle O. Fiske Thrasher
Seated: Robert Russell, Francis Hassion, Murad Tarpinian, Janice Richardson, Arek
Omartian, Mary Lou Fillion.
Standing: John Demetropoulous, Stanley Kouffman, Harry Malfas, Dr. Cobb, David
Pollard, john Gilfrich.
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Murad Tarpinian. . . .............. .... P 'resident
Janice Richardson. . . .... Secretary
Harry N. Malfas ..... . . .Treasurer
Dr. Robert W. Cobb. . . . . .Advisor
Lewis E. Carville
Florence M. Czerniewski
Mary Lou Fillion
r Francis X. Hassion
Harry N. Malfas
Robert E. Russell
The Phi Sigma Phi Honorary Science Fraternity repref
sents a nucleus of the science department, consisting of
members majoring in the fields of Mathematics, Chem'
istry, Physics, and Biology. Eligibility to the organization
is based on scholastic achievement and scientific interest
of the individual, whether male or female.
During the past school year Phi Sigma Phi has pref
sented a series of lectures from the various fields of
science for the benefit of all interested students of the
college. Two major projects have been undertaken by
the fraternity in aiding the science department.
In this scientific age membership to this fraternity
ought to be a goal and serve as an incentive for future
Mark Feinberg ..... ..... C ofEditor in Chief
Milton Lyndes ....... ..... C ofEditor in Chief
Margaret McCarthy .... ......... N ews Editor
Ken Weaver ........
Frank W. Soltys ....
Jack Wynn .....
Nick Morace ....
Robert Knight. . .
JoAnne Davis. . .
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Assistant Advertising Manager
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This year the YELLOW JACKET has ex'
panded to twice its former size, and seems
to have expanded its trials and tribulations
proportionately. Beginning with the fall
semester of 1947, the YELLOW JACKET be'
came a Weekly newspaper, serving ap'
proximately 15 O0 readers.
A college newspaper should have no
less than three main purposes: to present
all news concerning AIC, to bring before
the students any and all problems which
concern them as students, and third, to
stimulate interest in issues which concern
personalities and problems outside the col'
lge, but which have a bearing on the AIC
When the YELLOW JACKET wrote and
printed the news, prior to their policy of
weekly editions, the deadlines which had
to be met were not of so much importance
as they are now. With a four-page paper
coming out each Friday morning, the news
for each issue must be collected in the
space of three days. Consequently, the
reporters are called upon to write more
This year, the YELLOW JACKET has been
blessed with a greatly increased budget,
thus allowing it to print more issues for
the increased influx Of students, and the
double number of issues.
Being a completely free press, run and
administered by the students Of AIC, it
has seen lit to recommend certain measf
ures which would enhance the smooth
running of campus affairs. When these
measures were accepted and used, the
YELLOW JACKET felt that their efforts to
editorialize did not fall on deaf ears.
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Howard Paine ......
Robert Sullivan, Cartoonist
Leo S. Cussell ......
Frank W. Soltys. . . .
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Stamos Zades ....... . ................. Business Manager
Fred Winkley ................. Assistant Business Manager
George Giokas. ..... . . . .
Dave Bertrand ...............
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Arthur Pike .................
The annual slogan of the Taper from the time of its
inception in 1936 until the present has been, "to pass
The 1948 Taper had as its objective in addition to the
above slogan the following: "to give the student body
of A.I.C. a bigger, better, and different yearbook."
Throughout the year the staif has worked with this
in mind. It is our hope that we have succeeded in carry'
ing out both of these objectives.
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With approximately six hundred freshmen enter'
ing AIC for the first time, the orientation prof
gram was not held on the campus, but took place
in Hope Church, Winchester Square. The affair
was well attended. Dr. William Gellermann,
Miss Henrietta Littlefield, and Edward Pepyne
paved the verbal way for our new entrants.
Ed Pepyne told the newcomers about the Stu'
dent Association and the part it played in the
college life of the student. He reminded them
that the Association was for their benefit and
that they should feel at liberty to take advantage
Miss Littlefield, Director of Student Activities,
spoke about the part that her office played in the
extracurricular life at AIC.
Dr. Gellermann informed the group on what
the college stands for, how it stands at present,
and what lies ahead for it in the future.
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group left with the feeling that they had a real
job to do, and also, that they were highly ref
garded, and an important addition to AIC.
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On October 7, 1947, the annual Mountain Day
was held at Look Memorial Park, Florence,
Northampton. The annual "freefday" was a fore'
cast of the future, in that there was an unusually
large number of students participating.
There were many softball games between
classes, volleyfball games, and tugs of wars. The
tug of war between'the classes of 1950 and 195 1
was the highlight performance of the day. It was
literally, a battle of the "Su11ivan's," in that Bill
Sullivan, class of 1950, and Bob Sullivan, class
of 195 1, captained both of their teams. Bill Sullif
van led his crew to victory, which incidentally
meant a thorough "mudfbath" for the losers. The
inscribed plaque was awarded the victors.
Frank W. Soltys, general manager of the event
and his very capable staff, are to be commended
for their eiforts in making Mountain Day of 1947
opfe of the greatest successes since the origin of the
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of this year's highly successful sophomore Hicf Outside, a harvest moon shone down upon the
funmakers and gave Victor Herbert, the dance
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1947, in Courtney's refal, genfufine barn, t ree
hundred boys and girls dressed in their most fashf
ionable bluefjeans and lumberjackets, danced and
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farmer fashion with its best orange and black
set off by brightfbeamed, colored
chairman, and his committee 0 ar W r g
nineteenfliftiers plenty of good competition.
Vic and the rest of the boys spent the night
dishing out dozens of donuts and gallons of cool
cider fstraight from the kegj , all free, of course,
while watching the gals jump around in prec
historic fashion with the Ioe's from AIC holding
a donut in one hand and a halffeaten donut in the
CHAIRMEN 1947- 1948
James A. Doyle ........................ Phi Delta Mu
John Wagner. . . . . .... Sigma Alpha Phi
John F. Mitchell. . . . . .Faculty Advisor
Jean Mattoon ............................. President
Miss Henrietta Littlefield ........... . ..... . . . .Advisor
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Betty Loomis Arek Omartian
Claire Bertrand Ethel Off
Virginia Grosso Mary I-andefs
DELTA SIGMA Cm SIGMA LAMBDA KAPPA
Ruth Sachs Jean Mattoon
Marion Fitzgerald Lorraine -Bealldfy
Naomi Broad Mary Erickson
The purpose of the Inter-Fraternity
Council, which was established in 1940,
was to promote fair play in pledging and
initiating. With a revised constitution, the
council has succeeded in carrying out the
prime purpose of the organization. The
Chairman of the Council serves for a full
semester, and is succeeded by a new chair
who gains this office by a. drawing of
chance. Each fraternity has a chairman
during a twofyear period.
By cooperating with each other and by
showing this same cooperation to the ad'
ministration, the InterfFraternity Coun-
cil has been able to promote and carry out
a better understanding among fraternities
Activities of the Council have included
smokers, pledging, intrafmural competif
tion, and climaxing the social year in the
spring with the Inter-Fraternity Ball.
The purpose of the Council is to promote
friendly relations between the four sororf
ities and to supervise rushing and pledgf
ing activities, The membership of the
Council included three representatives
from each sorority.
Once a month meetings are held in
Wright House and pertinent interfsoror-
ity business and activities are discussed.
This year the Council held a tea for the
-freshmen and sponsored a fashion show
and buifet for sorority members and ad'
visors. The Council also sponsored a series
of hygiene lectures.
Betty Loomis ...................... President 'OO OO
Dorothy Price .... .... V ice-President O O
june Koehler .... ..... S ecfreta-ry
Joan Chase ........................ Treasurer
Mrs. A. Robinson .................... Advisor
Virginia Grosso, Claire Bertrand,
Betty Loomis ...... .... I nter'So1fo'rity Council O O
Claire Bertrand Dorothy McCarthy Ballard
Ioan Chase Betty Morgan
Eunice Duffey Esther O'Connell
Doris Fournier Veronica Orzechowski
Virginia Grosso Ruth Penney
Constance Johnson Dorothy Price
June Koehler Karyl Shaw
Gladys LaBell Janet Schmelzinger
Corliss Larson Margaret Sullivan
Betty Loomis Ruth Witt
Margaret MacDonnold Dorothy Wenger
Alpha Iota Gamma
Alpha Iota Gamma was founded with the purpose
of creating goodwill on campus and establishing a
yearly scholarship for a girl outside the sorority.
Meetings are held at each other's homes and
amid comforting surroundings, plans were made
for the year's activities which included: The annual
Stocking Foot Dance, rush party, tea and pledge
party, formal induction banquet, Christmas party,
February Frolic Dance, yearly hay ride, and the
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Alpha Sigma Delta
Alpha Sigma Delta fraternity was founded in 1934
with the idea of promoting a feeling of social
brotherhood based upon the principles of a com'
mon understanding and appreciation of the arts
and sciences and fraternal feeling. With this idea
in mind the fraternity has held a number of social
functions this year among which are a pledgee
smoker, a pledgee banquet, monthly social meet-
ings, fall and spring fraternity dances, and the
annual post commencement week vacation. This
year Alpha Sigma Delta had a very successful
intramural sports program, having basketball,
bowling, and softball teams.
Alfred Pizzotti ..................... President
Nicholas Morace .
Louis Scotti ....
. . . .Treasurer
Harry Malfas ...................... Secretary
. . . . . . . . . . . .SargeantfatfArms
Adrian Gaudreau, Alfred Pizzotti,
. . .Student Association
Holden C. Harlow, Ir.
Fred Salerno D
William K. Testoni
john W. Wynn
Arek Omartian ............. ...... P 'resident
Polly Clemmer ..... . . .VicefPresident
Eleanor Dunham ........ ...... S ecvetary
Roberta Bemis ..................... Treasurer
Mary Landers, Ethel Orr,
Arek Omartian ........ Inte1fSo'ro1ity Council
Miss Esther D. Frary ................. Advisor
Irene Baronian Janet Heaton
Bobby Bemis Marv Landers
Priscilla Chamberlain Betty McCullough
Polly Clemmer Arek Omartian
Lucille Craig Ethel Orr
Eleanor Dunham Katie Sample
Jeanne Dupont Evelyn Serafino
Thelma Edgett Shirley Stanton
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The purpose of this sorority is to carry on welfare
work and to promote friendliness and goodwill
among the girls of American International College.
Activities during the year included the annual
rush party and tea, which opened the social year.
Following this the "Wing Ding Fling" dance was
held at Wright House. This was followed by a
charity rummage sale. The next social activity was
a semifformal, c'Rainbow Rhapsody" dance, and
the annual MothersfFacultyfAlumni Tea.
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Delta Sigma Psi has as its purpose the following
To foster social activities among members
To promote goodwill on campus
To participate in community activities
To promote world fellowship
This is an ambitious program on the part of the
'Psi girls, and in order to carry it out a number of
events were planned during the year. These inf
eluded a Rush party, tea, banquet for the new
members, final banquet, theater party, the sponf
sorship of an inter-sorority bridge, and a dance.
In addition, Delta Sigma Psi is ofering its annual
scholarship, and this year contributed towards the
sending of a ton of coal overseas.
Ruth Sachs ........................ President
Malva Hansen .... ............ V icefPresidcnt
Gladys Mish .............. Recording Secretary
Marcia Fieldstein ...... Corresponding Secretary
Helen Reinheimer .................. Treasurer
Ruth Sachs, Connie Dumas,
Naomi Broad ......... InterfSoro1-ity Council
Miss Henrietta Littleield .............. Advisor
Delta Sigma Psi MEMBERS
Norma Borowsky Rhoda Friedlander
Betty jane Johnston
Raleigh Dingman ................... President
Russell Gagnier ...... . . .Vice-President
Norman Cournoyer ..... ........ T 'rcasurer
William Shea ...................... Secretary
Thomas Abrams ............. Sa1geantfatfA'rms
jack Samson, James Doyle,
Dr. Gadaire, Professor Wells. . .Faculty Advisors
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Phi Delta Mu
In the year 1938, this fraternity was organized so
that the members' might bind themselves in a fra'
temal organization and promote a genuine feeling
of brotherhood. The past year brought many of the
charter members in contact with the members taken
in during the war years, and the true purposes
have been passed on to these new members, who
will carry on in the future.
Regular meetings are held in Wright House
which were augmented by social events. The an'
nual smoker was held in December and the Inducf
tion Banquet was held in February, at which time
the addition of new members brought to a total
iiftyfseven active members.
With the original purposes of organization up'
permost in the minds of all members, Phi Delta Mu
will continue to build for the future of the fra-
ternity and for the college.
joseph A. Reno .................... P-resident
Norman Van Tassel. . . .... Vice'P'reside'nt
Amil W. jackowski .... ....... S ecretavy
Raymond A. Jillson .... ........ 'T' -reaswrer
Charles Fedor ...... . . .Sa'rgeantfatfA'rms
Professor Duifey . . . .......... Advisor
Amil W. Iackowski
Leonard E. Lauer
Lewis G. Martin
Donald C. McLean
William I. Pappas
Joseph A. Reno
Stanley A. Rettie
Robert A. Rotan, Ir.
Eugene St. Martin
George St. Martin
George P. Stewart
Norman Van Tassel
Matthew A. Zawacki
Pi Alpha Nu
Pi Alpha Nu was granted its charter from the Stu'
dent Association on November 4,, 1947. The pur-
pose of the fratemity is to promote a. democratic
fraternal association among its members regardless
of race, color, or creedg to encourage and instill the
greatest degree of college spiritg and, in general,
to promote the general welfare of American Inter'
national Collegeg and to encourage intellectual and
Included in the yearly program are informal
dances, the installation and induction banquet,
socials and intraffraternity bowling. Guest speak'
ers were heard at several evening meetings.
Joseph Batorski ........... .......
George Gutt ....
Perry Fogg . . .
Pat Marangell ....................
Leo Cussell ....
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. . . . .Vice-President
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. . . . . . . . . .House Manager 'Ulm Nw
Ralph L. Barker, Jr.
John J. Callahan
Dudley C. Carleton
John A. Colby
Leo S. Cussell
Robert J. Cyr
Kenneth R. DeCelles
Donald A. Dieso
Albert M. Donley, Jr.
Perry W. Pogg
Onie E. Foote
Gerald J. Grillin
George M. Gutt
Floyd H. Hayden
Edwin H. Humphrey
Karam S. Jacobs
William F. Jubinville
Robert E. Kennedy
Fred F. Krzyminski
John J. McHugh
Charles A. Meehan
Ramon B. Mentor
William J. Meyers
Thaddeus F. Myjak
Howard L. Nash
John M. Nash
Henry S. Novicki
Herbert B. Perry, Jr.
Robert S. Robbins
William C. Sample
Robert J. Skelly
Frank W. Soltys
Harry O. Soukiasian
Merwin N. Tober
O. Fiske Thrasher
Andrew J. Valeriano
John F. Wagner
Alton S. Washburn
Douglas L. Welch
Thomas K. Wilkinso
Daniel P. Williamson, Jr.
Henry F. Zolla
Sigma Alpha Phi
AIC's oldest and only incorporated fraternity,
Sigma Alpha Phi, continued with pride the im'
provement and upkeep of our Chapter House
which forms a real basis for fraternal life and
Our founder's theme, "appreciation of science,
art, and philosophy," is fostered and expressed
through our annual Symposium and publication of
the Sigma Alpha Phi Journal as well as other
The SAP's roster reached a number of sixtyfone
men this year, the highest ever attained in its fra'
ternal history, and is composed equally of business
and liberal art students.
House parties, dances, the pledgee smoker, the
annual banquet, and the induction of members
highlighted our social season. In addition, closed
meetings are held weekly at the Chapter House.
Sigma Lambda Kappa
The purpose of this sorority is to foster culture and
to sponsor a diverse social program for the benefit
of its members. The business meeting of Sigma
Lambda Kappa is held weekly, and once. a month
a social rrleeting is enjoyed.
The activities for the year included the annual
Rush Party, a tea at Tycho's, a banquet at the
Homestead in Ludlow, the annual Christmas
Party, a party given to the sorority by Sigma Alpha
Phi Fraternity, and a Fashion Show.
Jean Mattoon ...................... President
Genevieve Wozniak. . . .... VicefPresident
Marian Holton ..................... Secretary
Mae Mann .........,.............. Treasurer
Lorraine Beaudry, Mary Erickson,
Mrs. Randall ........................ Advisor
Jean Mattoon Genevieve Wozniak
Mary Erickson janet Felter
Ingrid Benoit Bridget Karczmarczyk
Mae Mann Alice Steele
Wanda Tocharzyk Marion Holton
Mary Lou Fillion Stella Olszewski
Iulla Barden Katherine Thomas
Jean Lopardo Lorraine Beaudry
Wil iam Bergeron
Raymond Fitzgerald, Ir.
George St. Pierre
Iames T. Sullivan
One of the oldest fraternities of AIC, Zeta Chi
has two main objectives, that of devoting its best
efforts to the increased welfare of the College and
also that of affording its members a more abundant
life through its activities in the intellectual and
The motto of Zeta Chi, "Zest for Living," is a
quality looked for in the character of all men
pledged to the fraternity. The men of Zeta Chi are
characterized by their leadership, be it in the class'
room, athletic field, social activities, or as the
alumni have shown in the business, educational,
and social worlds. During the year, a varied and
enjoyable program of activities is furthered by the
The Carnival of the year 1948 at American International
College, was the biggest and best that we have ever seen.
A good deal of preparation and hard work, under the
capable guidance of Merwin Tober and Karam Jacobs,
made for a really beautiful Coronation Ball.
With over two hundred couples in attendance, the
Ball was under way at nine o'clock. The scene for the
Ball was the spacious Springfield Auditorium. Contrary
to the opinion that the Auditorium cannot be decorated
well, the couples in attendance were pleasantly surprised.
Upon entering the hall, great silver letters, spelling out
AIC formed an arch to the dance floor. The sides of the
hall and the columns were decorated with white trim'
mings that completely encased the dance floor. In the
center of the floor was a garclenffountain effect over
which hung a glittering crystal ball. As this crystal ball
revolved, the various colors, made by the glass, danced
merrily throughout the auditorium.
Upon the stage, a sleigh was placed, which was the
throne for our Royal couple.
Dancing was to the music of Ted Williams, and many
comments indicated that the crowd was well pleased with
his very fine arrangements. School and studies seemed to
be far beyond the thoughts of the lads and lassies as they
'relaxed and gayly glided over the floor. Time fleeted by
and the eleventh hour was soon at hand.
Four stalwart lads of our school led the procession inf
to the hall. They were splendidly attired in tux pants
and white short jackets. They carried sabers held aloft
and formed an arch for the king and queen candidates.
"Little Prince Philip" followed the guard with the
crowns for his highness and her majesty. In couples, the
candidates walked toward the stage. The boys were very
handsomely attired in tuxedos and the girls, never look'
ing lovelier, were dressed in all types of beautiful gowns.
As is the custom, the king and queen, were the last
couple to appear and as the tension mounted, the couple
finally came into sight. The crowd burst into spontaneous
applause as they saw their choices walk toward the
throne. Beautiful Peg Lombardi and handsome Bob
Shumway were the choice. After they ascended the
throne Dr. Gellermann performed the crowning honors
and presented the king and queen with their many gifts.
Flash bulbs snapped and excitement grew as we realized
that our Winter Carnival was a wonderful affair.
Many pictures were taken of the Royal Couple and
the Court, and they appeared in the papers throughout
When the evening came to a close, we then realized
that we had attended one of the nicest social functions
of the year and left for our various destinations, with a
feeling of satisfaction, joy, and happiness.
The prelude to the Coronation Ball, in the form of a
Tea Dance, was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Spring'
field. A large turnout was on hand which was an indif
cation that the Ball would also be wellfattended.
Although there was plenty of snow under foot, the sky
above favored us and the weather was extremely pleas'
ant for the afternoon Tea Dance.
The dance hall was wellffilled and as the couples
danced one could feel the "spirit" of the Carnival in
the air. Half-way through the dance, there was a ceref
mony of short duration for the king and queen candif
dates. Each candidate was announced and was presented
with a miniature, jeweled king and queen pin, which
they wore on the lapels and dresses.
It appeared that the couples were really out to enjoy
themselves and relax for a while from the regular routine
of classes and studies.
Following a very enjoyable afternoon the couples left
the dance and after partaking in the evening nourish-
ment were found at the Coliseum for the basketball game
with William and Mary in the evening.
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james Dalton .... ........................ P resident
Samuel' Shaver ............................. VicefP'resident
Alice Steele .................... ' ....... Secretaryffreasurer
Dr Charles R. Gadaire, Dr. Isadore Cohen ........... Advisors
Arcus Biologicae was founded in 1936, as the Biology
Club, and reorganized in 1941 as Arcus Biologicae. The
purpose of the organization is to create an interest in
biology, and to afford an opportunity for discussion of a
biological nature beyond the limitations of the class'
Once a month Arcus Biologicae has as their guest an
outstanding speaker who can tell the group more about
his particular iield of biology. These meetings are open
to all students.
Membership in the club is open to all students inf
terested in the biological sciences. Arcus Biologicae is
a member of the New England Biological Conference.
Besides the regular speakers, business meetings, field
trips, and social events held each year, Arcus Biologicae
presents a formal tea for its members. For this spring
event, a really outstanding biologist is guest speaker.
As a special project, this winter of 1948, Arcus Bio'
logicae made it ,possible for all students on campus to
have a chest Xfray.
The Varsity Club was organized for the purpose
of bringing together the varsity lettermen of AIC
under the fold of one organization. Its success
lies in the central interests of the members and
their wish to promote the feeling of fellowship
and spirit among the athletes of the school.
The Varsity Club was refactivated in January
of 1947. With Alan Carey as its first president,
and later succeeded by Henry jaszek, the Varsity
Club increased considerably in membership. The
members include many lettermen of prefwar
sports and its roster is added to at the complef
tion of each varsity season.
At present the oilicers of the Varsity Club inf
clude Larry Benjamin as president, Alan Carey,
vicefpresidentg Frank W. Soltys, secretary,
Stamos Zades, treasurer. The advisors are George
Wood, head football coachg Henry Butova,
athletic director, and Tom Boyajy, economics
Members of the Varsity Club are eligible to
receive a black buttonfdown sweater, with an
emblem attached. In December 1947, the club
showed movies of the season's football games to
the student body. In February, a dance was held
under the auspices of the' Varsity Club at Wright
House. Included in the plans was a gigantic Var'
sity Club variety show to be held in the spring.
Walter Rice Debate Council 4
John Wagner ........ ...... I ntercollegiate Debate Chairman 5
Joseph H. Batorski ..... .....................,... P resident
Jerry Griflin ....... ....... ........ R a dw Chairman N
John Bourbeau ..... ..... I ntrarnural Debate Chairman
John Hallas ...... ...... M odel Congress Chairman
john Mitchell . . . ............ Faculty Advisor
The primary purpose of the Walter Rice Debate Counf
cil is to stimulate interest in and foster discussions of
current controversial questions and to give opportunity
for forensic expression. The work of the group this year
fell into three categories, namely: interfcollegiate debate
ing, sponsorship of the New England Junior Model
Congress, and weekly radio debates.
A threefday trip to the Vermont University Confer' ,
ence started a very successful season. This was followed ,
by many debates, both here at AIC and away on other 1
college campuses. A series of radio debates were held
during the winter and spring months at radio station '
WMAS, here in Springfield. 1
The work of the Debate Council in sponsoring the ,
annual New England junior Model Congress, has been '
hailed by educators and statesmen throughout the nation.
Wayne Jones ...... .......................... P resident
Stanley Anderson ..... ..... ....... F i 'rst VicefP'resident
Richard Gaudette ...... ..... S econd VicefP'resident
William Utess ........... .............. T reasurer
Veronica Orzechowski .... ............ S ecvetary
Mr. Sartwell ...,...... ..... F acuity Advisor
John J. Moriarty Harry Waterman
The aim and purpose of the Business Club has been to
acquaint the student with the problems and opportuf
nities in the business world. In order to apply this in a
practical manner, representatives of local lirms are inf
vited as guest speakers at the monthly dinner meetings
in Wright House.
The highlight of the year's activities takes place at
the time of the spring vacation when the members jour'
ney to New York for a three-day field trip.
The International Relations Club
Wallace W. Kravitz ................. ...... P resident
john Bourbeau ...... .... V icefP'resident
jim Vincent ...... ...... S ecretary
George Routsis . . . .... Treasurer
John Bowers .... ..... P ublicity
The International Relations Club has 'brought to the
campus of American International College the opporf
tunity to become acquainted with the important issues
existing among the nations of the world today. Through
a series of noon and evening meetings, students of AIC
have discussed such topics as the Marshall Plan, Relations
with Russia, the Truman Doctrine, Aid to China, and
the Palestine Problem. Qualified speakers from our
faculty, as well as prominent men throughout New En'
gland, have appeared before our groups giving their view'
points on these controversial subjects.
An ambitious schedule of conferences plays a large
part in bringing together student opinion. This year The
New England College Conference of International Re'
lations Club was held at AIC, with our group as host.
This conference, which is sponsored annually by the
Carnegie Endowment for Intemational Peace, attracted
over one hundred seventyffive delegates from thirtyfnine
colleges. The theme was "The Foreign Policy of the
United States." Other conferences were held at Mt.
Holyoke College, and New Haven State Teachers' Col'
lege. Our clufb members played important parts in all
interfcollege meetings and established highly respected
patterns for future groups to follow. With Dr. W.
Menzies Whitelaw as our faculty advisor, the Inter'
national Relations Club has helped to educate our stu'
dents for peace.
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Jack Rogers ...... ........... . ...... P resident
William Hughes .... ........ V icefPresident
Albina Czerwonka .... . . .Secretaryfreasurer
Dr. Paul E. Thissell .... . . .Faculty Advisor
Lewis F. Clish .................. .... P resident
Howard Nash ............ . . .Treasurer
Miss Henrietta Littlefield .... . . .Advisor
Marjorie Drinkwater .... . . .Secretary
Entre Nous has provided those students
having an interest in French culture to
study and better appreciate this interest.
Besides regular business meetings, the
Entre Nous Club has enjoyed many teas
and social meetings at which time pleas'
urable activities were united with the
business activities of this club.
The German Club is one of the most active
on the campus. Due to its nature the mem'
bership of the club is not large, but great'
ness is not measured by size. The main
activity of the club is the weekly "Kajfeef
stzmdef' These meetings are conducted in
the medium of German. This enables the
members to gain conversational usage of
the language. Cultural aspects of German
are emphasized by discussions of impor'
tant German poets, composers, or authors,
after which examples of their work are
read or played. The club obtains German
language films which are shown at eve'
The biggest effort this year is the pub-
lication of "Die Aichef' a student journal
in German. Before the war, this publicaf
tion was issued bilannually. The club has
regained prefwar status and a rebirth of
the journal marks a significant achieve'
ment of the club.
Committee of Aid to
The Committee of Aid to Foreign Fami-
lies was organized for the purpose of send'
ing food and clothing overseas to families
and friends of students on the campus. It
has had many social affairs, such as dances,
lectures, and carnivals at which the ad'
mission has been clothes or canned goods.
The committee has sent over two hundred
bundles to families overseas and is now
in the process of adopting a child through
the Foster Parents Plan.
The Red Cross College Unit on our
campus has given students an opportunity
to respond to the patriotic call and also
has provided an excellent chance for stu-
dents to become acquainted with the
workings of this organization. During the
year, members have sponsored entertain'
ment programs for veterans' hospitals,
conducted a bloodfdonor service, and sup'
ported a dance, the proceeds of which
were used to send books to foreign stu'
dents. The entire student body particif
pated in the Red Cross Fund Campaign.
OFFICERS - RED CROSS EXECUTIVE BOARD
Priscilla Young. ........................... President
Josephine Bruno ..... ......... .... V i ce'Preside'nt
Miss Esther D. Frary .... .... F aculty Advisor
james O'Neil .....
Janice Richardson. . .
Lewis Carville ......
Mr. Harold Bowie.
janet Schmelzinger. . .
Harlan Leighton. .
Dorie Wickman. .
Miss Helen Miller.
. . . . . . . .President
. . . .Vice'Preside'nt
. . . . . .Treasurer
.. . . . . . .Secretary
. . . .Faculty Advisor
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The Mathematics Club was formed in
order to promote a further general inf
terest in the science of mathematics. Reg'
ular meetings were held in order to give
interested students an opportunity to folf
low their interests. The end of the school
year finds our mathematicians climaxing
their activities with a banquet.
The Literary Club, this year, through
outside speakers and discussions within
the group, has emphasized the great works
of literature, and the problems involved
in creative writing. '
Among the Club's major activities are
the annual Christmas Tea, and the several
contests, which are held to discover and
provide recognition for the people pos-
sessing creative talents on our campus.
Perhaps the outstanding contribution, in
furthering this aim, is attained in the
publication of the club's magazine, the
The aim of the Radio Workshop has been
twoffold this year. It has strived to pref
sent interesting scripts of all types: drama,
historical, comedy, fantasy, etc., and sec'
ondly, the Workshop has attempted to
promote and further the interest of those
directly associated with the Radio Work'
The Radio Workshop has made rapid
strides in all departments. A script library
of well over 30 scripts has been added in
an attempt to establish a permanent
library. New sound equipment, which has
proven invaluable, has been added, along
with a collection of sound recordings.
Although it has not proven necessary to
start a music library at this time, the
music department has been functioning
extremely well under the capable hands
of Arthur Pike.
All oflicers and members, whether
they were on the technical side or on the
dramatic side, worked together as one unit
and made possible a halffhour broadcast
every Saturday night which, in many re'
spects, resembled professional perform'
Ken Weaver . . .
Marlene Ungar ....
Jerry Griilin. . .
Jean Fillion ....
Mrs. Ben Sweet ....
. . . . .VicefP1esident
. . . .Recording Secretary
The Interfaith Fellowship
Priscilla Young ..... . ....... .
Sy Abramovitz . . .
Ted Myjak .....
Sally Kollegian ....
Alma Harrison ....
Karam Jacobs .....
Julie O'Brien .....
Irving Slade ..........
O. Fiske Thrasher .......
Dr. Howard Spoerl .....
The Interfaith Fellowship is a group which is composed
of students of all different faiths. It is a member of the
Six College Interfaith Association and the newspaper
of this group was published here at American Inter'
national College. One of the main projects of this group
was to rehabilitate an underprivileged children's camp
called "Rabbit Hollow." This project was very success'
ful and enjoyed by all.
AIC Interfaith Fellowship was invited to attend the
Student Council Education for Democracy held at
Princeton University this year. Alma Harrison and
. . . . . . . . . . .VicefPresident
. . . .Corresponding Secretary
. . . . . .Recording Secretary
. . . . .Student Association
Irving Slade represented AIC at the conference and Mr.
Slade was elected EditorfinfChief of the monthly news'
papers for 1948 to be sent to over 40 of the leading col'
leges in America.
Each year this group conducts a campaign for funds
for the World Service Student Fund. Individual solicitaf
tions 'brought the goal over the quota.
Interfaith Fellowship carried out their purpose of prof
moting an understanding of interfaith and international
problems and a successful year was enjoyed by all.
The Dramatic Club was organized to prof
mote an interest in the drama field and to
give students an opportunity to develop
The club presents short pla,ys as well
as fullflength stage plays. In this way, a
technical' experience is gained in making
up, costuming, and stage management, as
well as dramatic training.
Periodic plays are presented in the win'
ter and in the spring under the direction
and supervision of the advisor.
Arthur Morse .................... ..... P reszdent
Louis Scotti . . . ............ ..... V ace Preszdent
Karyl Shaw ......... ..... S erretary
Herbert Perry .......... . . Treasurer
Mr. William A. Duffy .... Advisor
MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Betty Loomis . .......... ................... P resident
Pat Young .......
jo Bruno ..........
. . . .VicefPresident
. ...... Secretary
Charlotte Holmes ...... . .................. Treasurer
Ruth Sachs Virginia Grosso Mae Mann
Terry Sullivan Louise Bradley Zelda Caplan
The purpose of the council is to maintain
a democratic form of government within
the dormitory. This purpose is achieved
through this council which enforces the
regulations stipulated in the council conf
stitution, with the aid of the faculty proc'
tor. The council includes the dorm odicers
and other representatives who are elected
from the four classes in the dorm. Betty
Loomis, the president of the dorm, acts as
chairman at the council meetings.
The council also sponsors various types
of social entertainment for the dormitory
residents which include pajama parties,
card socials, and dances to which the resif
dents of Street Hall are invited.
Homecoming Day, one of the oldest traditional
events for AIC Alumni, was held on Saturday,
November 15, 1947. Included in the program
was a football game with Lowell Textile Instif
tute in the afternoon and a general getftogether
and dance at the Chalet in West Springheld in
During the Homecoming Day, many of the
former students of our college had an opportunity
to see the vast changes that have taken place at
AIC in the years since their departure and to
realize that our college is preparing to take its
place among the bigger and better colleges and
universities in our country. Many of the present
students had a chance to greet the alumni inasf
much as many of this group began college at ap'
proximately the same time.
The day's events were climaxed by the dance
at the Chalet, which was in charge of the Exec'
utive Committee of the Alumni Association. The
invitation list included all alumni, Dr. and Mrs.
Gellermann, and the faculty.
Regularly, in the early winter, and in the late spring,
the students of our college are provided an opportunity
to "show what they know." From the attendance in the
examination rooms, the student body evidently takes up
the challenge eagerly, and enters with the intent to prof
duce. Our professors at this time wear the "New Look"
. . . that is, the type of a look that seems to say, "We told
you to prepare."
There is no necessity for the majority of students to
indulge in great and extensive preparation, inasmuch as
they have been doing their lessons regularly and are
quite prepared for the Hbluefbooksf' For the few who
have not heeded the warnings, we extend no sympathy
or pity. They can be found in active study in nearby
restaurants, classrooms, and in the library . . . a few
minutes before the exams. The lights in the dormitories
burn incessantly and notices are posted outside of the
room to the effect that the inmates are studying for finals.
As was said Ibefore, there are only a few rooms where
this type of "goingsfon" takes place.
In summation it can be said that the majority of our
students show that they are worthy of the name "college
students" and prove themselves during the examination
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Ruth Penney Arthur Morse
Al Lederman Bobbie Borman
Rita Sturm Bob Blake
As an introduction to the Sports Section of the
Taper, we have called upon the Cheerleaders to
get the reader in the proper spirit and frame of
mindg therefore they have been selected to keynote
The Cheerleaders this year were selected by a
group of impartial judges after a call was sounded
by the HeadfCheerleader Priscilla Young. Boss
Gal Young was greeted by twenty aspiring candi'
dates at the beginning of the school year, and after
a week's practice, the final "cut" was made by the
judges and the following were selected to lead the
students this year: Priscilla Young, Rita Sturm,
Bobbie Borman, Ruth Penney, Art Morse, A1
Lederman, and Bob Blake.
The highlight of the cheering section was the
rally put on by the Student Association, which in'
cidentally sponsored the cheerleaders, preceding
the first home game, held at the j. Frank Adams
Playground Q fup on Wilbraham Roadj and the
snakefdance which followed over the streets of
Springfield after the scheduled program broke up.
First Row: Slaby, Zanetti, Stephenson, Bills,
Cavanaugh, H. McComb, Mullins, Carey, Jen-
nings, Bassy, Frennier, Provenzano.
Second Row: Line Coach DiCarlo, Backtield
Coach Butova, Percy, Sparks, Staats, J. Mc-
Comb Dalton, Gino, Santone, Meister, Wright,
Rau Meyers, Head Coach Wood, Freshman
'Third Row: DeForge, Gleason, Manitsas, Good'
will Marx, Kendrew, Kosior, Nadeau, Clark,
Benjamin, Beaudoin, O'Hagen.
The longest as well as the best season in
AIC football history came to a glorious
finish on November 21st when the Aces,
under the tutelage of Head Coach George
Wood, racked up their seventh win of the
year to make the closing entry in the books
read as seven wins, one tie, and one defeat.
The season's record stands out as even
more remarkable when it is noted that the
Black and Gold forces opened their cam'
paign under a new and untried coaching
staff. Facts and figures pay tribute to the
capability and initiative of Head Coach
Wood and his associates, backfield coach
Henry Butova, and line coach John Di'
Carlo, and Frosh Coach Gene Golash.
The all-AIC coaching staff whipped the
men into shape, instituted a new system,
and helped the boys in other ways to do
the rest. And the rest was plenty! The
spirit and drive of the Aces was the great-
est seen for some time in AIC's gridiron
history. It was this same spirit and drive
carried from the training table and into
action on the field that helped the Wood'
Men to roll over Fort Devens, St.
Michaels, Worcester Tech, Bergen, Hof-
stra, Lowell Textile, and 'finally Upsala.
Of course there was more to it than
that. The Aces' running, blocking, passing,
and low, vicious tackling left little to be
desired in many of the games. When they
were down in one department they were
up in another and so their winning tide
rolled on. Behind a line which provided
plenty of room for the backs to operate
effectively, such men as Santone, Daley
and Provenzano ripped into the opposing
lines with telling results. Santone turned
in probably the hardest and most fruitful
running in many of the games. Vic, the
Aces' fullback, ripped up yardage with
his slashing, cutting type of running, while Dick Daley's
versatility as a line smasher and a running back mounted
with each game of the season. Angie Provenzano, "The
Mighty Mite," found the T formation to his liking as
he hit those quick openings like a bullet, Larry Benjamin's
passing to probably two of the Enest ends in small college
football, Bob Tourtellotte and Al Beaudoin, was a terrific
source of worry to the opposition. Willie Wright and
Bob Jennings added punch to the backfield with Wright
running harder than ever this season and Jennings adding
soine of the classiest defensive work seen from a man
The front wave of the Aces proved to be up to the
task of opening the holes for the Black and Gold scat'
terbacks. Such "shock troops" as Manitsas, Carey, J.
McComb., Burns, Clark, DeForge, Marx, and Bassy
turned in stellar performances throughout the season.
Next season will see the return of all but one let'
terman. The services of "Tiger" Al Carey, who played
his last collegiate game against Upsala, will be missed.
The returning lettermen and new material moving up
from this year's Frosh will once again pit their offense
against Springfield College in a renewal of the allfSpringf
field gridiron rivalry this fall.
New games with Colby College and Arnold also have
added to the 1948 schedule as AIC continues in the right
direction to strengthening their football relations. These
games replace Scranton, Upsala, and Hofstra, who have
been dropped from the schedule.
Many individual performers may be singled out, folf
lowing this fine season, that the Aces can reasonably boast
of: the passing of Larry Benjamin, who completed the
year with a .608 average: the pass receiving of Bob
Tourtellotte, who was on the receiving end of 30 passes
for 544 yardsg and the rushing of Vic Santone, who led
the Aces in scoring and yards gained by rushing for the
second consecutive year, with 5 20 yards gained. Dick
Daley and Vic Santone were nominated by the American
Football Coaches Association for AllfAmerican honors,
both receiving one Vote.
The following are th
e composite tabulations for the
Fort Devens . . 19 0
Scranton .... . 6 54
St. Michaels . . . 37 6
Worcester Tech. . . 25 12
Bergen .... . 20 7
Hofstra . . . . 23 13
New Britain. . . . 0 0
Lowell Textile . . . 24 13
Upsala .... . . 3 1 1
Totals ......... 185 105
1948 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
September 25 Colby ....... A
October 2 Arnold ....... A
9 Fort Devens . H
16 Worcester . . H
23 Bergen . . . . A
30 St. Michaels . . A
November 6 Lowell Textile . . A
13 Springfield . . . H
20 New Britain . . H
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The American International College Freshman Football
team of 1947 won two games of a fourfgame schedule.
The'Freshman squad was coached by Sophomore Gene
Golash, who enabled many observers to remark that AIC
will in 1948 have a wealth of reserve material when their
Varsity Grid team takes to the Gridiron.
Sparkplug for the "Aces" was Roger Talbot, the
team's speedy and cagey quarterback, who seemed to
know the play to call at the most opportune time. In the
game with Leicester Junior College he scored 20 of the
team's 26 points on three touchdowns and two extra
points. The "Aces" won that game with comparative
ease by the lopsided score of 26 to 0.
In the other AIC win Frank Mackiewicz and Bud
Kneeland starred for the "Aces" as each scored a touch-
down against Amherst College Frosh. Talbot kicked both
extra points to make the score read AIC 14, Amherst
College Frosh O. The two losses suffered by the local
contingent were at the hands of Dean Academy 6f0,
and the University of Massachusetts Frosh 13f0.
First Row: Co'Captains Grumoli and Jones.
Second Row: Tourtellotte, Shea, Brasile,
Third Row: Teixeira, Gibby, Kosior, Cour'
noyer, Beaudoin, Okscin.
Although 1947 was a banner year for baseball and for
football, the basketball team of the past season did not
fare too well, as a record of six wins against twenty
defeats was registered.
The longest and most energetic basketball season in
the school's history was attempted this past year when a
26fgame slate with some of the nation's finest teams
dotting it was in store for a willing AIC quintet under
the direction of Coach J. Earl Chevalier. who was ap'
pointed to fill thevacancy left by the resignation of
At the outset of the season, it looked as if the Aces had
a chance in this "suicide" schedule as they held the Man'
hattan "Jaspers" to a sixfpoint margin, 62f5 6, but as
time went on and the season progressed things were not
quite as rosy.
After the Manhattan contest, losses were sulfered to
Pratt, Brooklyn, Providence, and Valparaiso before the
first victory was reached in Worcester, a birthday pres'
ent to Dr. Gellermann, at the expense of Clark, 4845.
From then on, it was Providence, Boston College, Holy
Cross, St. Michaels, Vermont, and Newark who overf
powered the Aces before the second win was realized at
Medford from Tufts, 5 6'5' 4.
With the beginning of a new -semester, it looked like
the Aces were ready for a rebound when the first game
of a twofgame series with Springfield was played at the
Coliseum. After fiftyflive minutes, or three overtimes,
the Aces outlasted the Maroons in this game of endurance
and walked away with the Erst game, 6015 2. The score
at the end of the regulation game was 40-40, at the end
of the Hrst overtime, 45 '45 . Five more points were tallied
by each team in the second overtime when the score
reached '50-50. Then, in the third and final overtime, the
Aces put on the heat and scored ten points to the
Maroons' two, to take their third victory.
The following night, however, at Northfield, Vermont,
it was a different story as Norwich came through with
an upset win, 44f42. Lowell Textile made win number
four for the Chevalierfmen, 696 2.
Texas Wesleyan, Dartmouth, St. Anselms, and Bowl-
ing Green all proved too much for the now tired Aces
as they lost their thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and
sixteenth before the fifth victory was achieved at Amherst
against the Lord Jeffs, 62150.
With the record now five and sixteen, losses were
registered to William and Mary, Worcester Tech, and
New Britain before Clark was met for the second time
and taken into camp, 43-62, for the six and final win of
Then came the second Springfield game at the Coli'
seum. Eight hundred loyal student-rooters turned out for
the Aces in this contest, with the hopes of seeing their
favorites take game number two from their arch rivals.
After a seefsaw exhibition was witnessed, with the win-
ner constantly in doubt, the Maroons put on a scoring
spree in the last four minutes and walked away with the
contest, 4568, to even the series. Thus endeth the
"suicide" schedule of 1947-48, at six wins and twenty
In the individual scoring department Bob Tourtellotte
took the honors with 226 points, followed by Ed Kosior
with 208 points and Bun Shea with 203 points. The for
and against record was 1640 points for the opposition to
1370 for the Aces.
First Row: Coach Butova, Manager Casper,
Frennier, Zawacki, Fitzgibbons, Stacy.
Second Row: Edmonds, Flagg, Needham, Rap'
The Freshman Basketball team replaced what was for'
merly a Junior Varsity team this season played under
two coaches, George Wood and Henry Butova. Wood
started out at helm but due to pressing duties as Editor
of the News Bureau, the reins were turned over to Athf
letic Director Butova.
Like the Varsity, the Freshmen got off to a bad start
as they lost their first six games to Morse, Suiield Acadf
emy, Clark, Junior College of Commerce, Boston Col-
lege, and Holy Cross.
Win number one was annexed against the Varsity
Club. Tufts and Springfield kept their losses to the
Varsity from being a clean sweep as they added loss
number seven and eight to the Frosh's now weak record.
However, in the eleven games, Coach Butova"s year'
lings started to click as they came out on the winning
side of eight of the games. Victories were scored over
Lowell, Hartford Extension of the University of Conf
necticut, Junior College of Commerce, Leicester Junior
College two times, New Britain, Clark, and Springfield,
while they were defeated by Amherst, Hartford Exten'
sion of the University of Connecticut, and Morse, end'
ing the season with a record of nine wins and eleven
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First Row: Gibby, Cournoyer, Cramer, Tour-
tellotte, Beaudoin, Turner, Callahan, Zanetti.
Second Row: Manager Soltys, Abdala, Moriar-
ity, Geoffrey, Gino, Grumoli, Coach Butova.
Bat Bay - Bobbie Dill.
Under the able coaching of Henry
"Honey" Butova, in his first vear at the
helm, the AIC Varsity Baseball Team
enjoyed one of their most successful sea-
sons in recent years when they won ten
games while dropping only three contests.
The highlight of the season was the two
victories the Aces scored over the Spring-
field College "Maroons."
The Aces opened the 1947 baseball
campaign against Amherst College and
lost a heartbreaking S-3 game to the "jeffs." After the
opening loss against Amherst, the Aces slaughtered
Norwich University 19-4 on a rain soaked Blunt Park
diamond. The "Black and Gold" then traveled to Lowell
Textile where they defeated the "Weavers" 4-2 in an
action-iilled game. The pitching of Norm Cournoyer
was especially pleasing to the AIC rooters.
The Butova-men in quick succession added the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts, Fort Devens Extension, 7-5 , West-
over Field 14-2, and Worcester Tech by a score of 15-14
in an extra inning thriller to their growing list of victims.
It was a capacity crowd which sat in tense excitement
as Norm "Hooks" Cournoyer and Johnny Burke, Spring-
Held College pitcher, hooked up in a tight pitching duel.
Scoring a run in the second inning, the Maroons took a
one run lead which began to look bigger and bigger as
each succeeding inning passed by. In the top of the eighth
inning, the Aces after being held hitless and runless for
seven straight innings, got to Burke. Sonny Turner
opened the frame by walking. Bill Callahan sacrificedg
and when the Maroon's first baseman dropped the ball,
all hands were safe. "Doc" Cramer, fleet-footed center
fielder of the Aces, then sacrificed both runners a base.
The excitement mounted as A1Beaudoin struck out, and
John Moriarty was walked to load the bases. With the
bases loaded and two out, Bob Tourtelotte became the
man of the hour when he smashed a single to left scoring
two runners to put the Aces ahead 2-1, but the game was
not over. In the last of the ninth, the "Maroons" threat-
ened to tie the score, only to have Doc Cramer come up
with the throw of the year to nip Clark, Springfield
pinch runner, at the plate. This throw enabled the Aces
to gain a hard fought victory over their arch-rivals.
Lowell Textile broke a six-game AIC win streak when
they defeated the Aces in a return game at Blunt Park
by a score of 8-6. Rebounding after the Lowell Textile
defeat, the AIC nine handed Fort Devens a resounding
16-3 shellacking. In a tight game at Worcester, the Aces
gained their eighth triumph of the season by defeating
Worcester Tech for the second time 5 -2 behind the
excellent pitching of Burt Gibby.
With a record of eight victories and two defeats, the
Aces traveled to New Britain and had a very poor day
in the Held as they dropped and suffered their third and
last loss of the season to New Britain Teachers 9-8.
In preparation for the return contest with Springfield
College, AIC easily defeated Westover Field 16-O.
Behind the superb relief pitching of George Abdala
and the timely hitting of reserve catcher, Willie Wright,
the Aces handed Springield their second defeat 8-5.
With this well-earned victory, the AIC baseball team
ended a very successful season and wore the crown of
champions of college baseball in Springfield.
The pitching of Norm Cournoyer and Burt Gibby was
important to the success of the team. Al Beaudoin led the
team in hitting with a neat .342 batting average. Bob
Tourtellotte was the club's leading. R.B.I. man. Not
enough credit can be given to every member of this never-
say-die team for their successful season.
With practically the same team returning, diamond
prospects are bright for another successful season.
This year AIC is embarking on a schedule of at least
eighteen games and more may be added before the sea-
VARSITY BASEBALL SCHEDULE
April 17 Providence .... . . Away
21 Amherst . . . Away
23 Arnold . . . . Away
24 Fort Devens . Home
30 Springfield .... . . Home
May 1 Lowell Textile ...... Away
5' University of Massachusetts . Away
7 Vermont ....... Home
12 Worcester Tech. ..... Away
14 Arnold ..... . . Home
19 New Britain . . . Home
21 Fort Devens . . Away
22 Lowell Tech. . . . Home
24 Springfield ....... Away
FRESHMAN BASEBALL SCHEDULE
May 4 Abbey School ...... Home
6 University of Massachusetts . Away
29 Colby ........ Away
11 Springfield ....... Home
18 Abbey School . . . . . Away
20 Springiield .... . Away
26 Suffield Academy . . . Away
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Kneeiing: Chet Cronostas ,
Coxswaing M. Tarpinian.
Standing: Captain Chet Wiiiiams, George
roves, Bob Meister, Mitzie Dobek, Bih
Kramer, Gienn Gray , Dan George, Cyrd Camp'
heh, Coach Biii Ysuhner.
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AXC's first postfwar crew team made an eitcehent
showing this past season by winning three and iosing
two games. Led hy Coachvfiiiiam Y-uhner and Captain
Chester Wiiiiams, the AXC crew were ahie to heat Ciarh,
Kona, and Manhattan Coiieges, iosing to B0ston Univerf
sity in the first race of the season and again at the Dad
Xlaii Regatta heid on the Charies Ysiver in Boston.
in the first race,heid on the Connecticut Ysiver, Aprii
7.6, i9 N1 , the Aces were edged out 'oy a more experienced
B0ston University eight. Gt the fxnai gun, as hoth -Aieiis
Ctosszdfbz gms? HMB' 'was abeadbv Mength' Coiiege from Biorida, Marietta Coiiege from Ohio, and
Coe s Pond in Worcester Wai the scene of the second the hom Boswnunwusiw A
race, and Ciark University the hosts. Ysowing in heavy B ' U . . W W R an enmgbm iaetrzct
rain, the Aces waihed away with the miie race 'oy two 0509 hnwusdw 0'f5h?TD get dazed in ms mem
iengths. This was aiso the first appearance of the S. V f s B055 HS Q 67 CM-bmw' x at X5 NC . R W QA
fourfoar sheii which aiso won. wh?-i' ,gmtmsugiswgqs sefxogaith Stg?QaQz1iEQ,aaan6
One victory ied to another. Beating Kona Coiiege of 132 Ewgtiqfn QW Q50 gtzqiousrv eozlyjatsiw paces was
New Ysocheiie, New York, on the Connecticut Ysiver, Won ,O Rutgers tlwusiw rom may have gona in go,
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young season.'Yhis was a strong team whose home water Th , , R gh Q :Sk Sham New as EOXXOWS,
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season. Ysowing against Manhattan Coiiege on the Ca min Chain Qyimmxg biw-
Hariem River, the Aces were ahead hy a haif of a hoat 9 '
iength when the Manhattan sheii hrohe in two and sank. CREW SCHEDULE
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rowing against such s flaie iiiflarsity
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For the first time since the war, Intra-mural Sports were
inaugurated with the opening of the program being
started with basketball.
Two leagues were organized in basketball, the Club'
Frat League and the Class League. All four classes were
represented in the Class League. In the ClubfFrat League,
Sigma Alpha Phi, Phi Delta Mu, Alpha Sigma Delta,
Pi Alpha Nu, Zeta Chi, and the Varsity Club were repref
Besides the basketball program a Table Tennis Tour'
nament was staged at the Springheld YMCA.
To complete the Winter Sports the committee in
charge added bowling to the list of Intrafmural sports
with matches held at Phil Murray's Rose Bowl.
In the spring, softball leagues will be organized with
a Class League and a Club-Frat League scheduled to
represent their respective organizations.
In closing, we would like to congratulate the Intraf
mural sports committee headed by Murad Tarpinian,
Bill Vassar, Raleigh Dingman as well as Faculty Advisor
Mr. Thomas Boyajy, for doing such an admirable job in
the first year of the renewal of such a program.
A diiferent type of Girls' Athletic prof
gram has been set up this year at AIC
under the direction of Barbara J. Drew,
better known around campus as "Jerry,"
The enthusiasm and spirit of the girls have
been tremendous. The program started
with a bang in the fall when hiking and
basketball were started. The cofcaptains
for hiking are Priscilla Robinson and
Anne Topham. The seniors elected Joan
Chase as their team captain in basketballg
the juniors elected "Pat" Youngg the
Sophomores elected June Helbergg and
the Frosh elected joan Carpenter.
The girls' sports program is voluntary,
but the eagerness of the girls has shown
that it is a must on the AIC campus. All
activities have been on a point system
and those girls earning onefhundred will
be awarded numerals, one hundred fifty
points numerals and a small letter, and
twofhundred points numerals and a large
letter at the completion of the school year.
And basketball and hiking aren't all
that are being offered. The girls have en'
joyed bowling at Phil Murray's new
bowling alleys on State Street. We may
not get too many spares and strikes but
we sure have fun anyway.
To mix work with pleasure a swimming
program has enabled us to improve our
swimming and take life saving at the
Boys' Club swimming pool which the
GIRLS took over for ten Thursday after'
noons. With a complete Red Cross swim'
ming program for what more could a
bunch of water bugs ask?
And that isn't all - have you seen
some of the sluggers the girls have prof
duced in softball? Home runs are nothing
in our lives.
Even though every shot isn't a bull's
eye the girls have had plenty of fun
chasing stray arrows.
As the 'Taper goes to press there is
much talk about tennis and riding so we
expect an equally large number to par'
ticipate in these sports.
Never let it be said that AIC girls aren't
good sports - aims are even higher next
year, so here's seeing you.
Robert Wright .... ............ ....... P 1 esident
Alfred Annius .... ..... V icefP'resident
Stacia Filipiak ..... ........... S ecretary
Thomas Boyajy .... ..... F acuity Advisor
Reading from left to right: KSEATED, Bob Shea, jim Sullivan, Al
Hachedorian, Larry Benjamin fPresident of the Varsity Clubj,
Bill Sullivan. QSTANDINGQ Captain Tom Lynch, Bob Flagg.
A new organization this year, formed to
acquaint students with the pleasures of
the outfoffdoors and to provide an active
outdoor program during the college year
is the Outing Club.
In this, the initial year, the club stressed
a ski program for all classes of slope artists.
Many Sunday excursions were sponsored
to neighborhood ski resorts, with a few
lengthier trips of an informal nature dur'
ing the vacation periods. Ski instructions
were given from time to time and a ski
movie was presented on the campus.
Due to the unusually fine snow condif
tions that prevailed during this winter, the
club enjoyed a very successful season.
The future will find the club expanding
its activities to be a more inclusive organ'
ization that will cater to various sports.
The year of 1948 has been very success'
ful in the field of sports at AIC, and with
the addition of golf, the first team in the
history of the college, the athletic expanf
sion seems complete. The sport, in its
infancy, is being sponsored under the
auspices of the Varsity Club, and it is
hoped that in the season of 1949, it will
be recognized as a major activity.
The team, led by Captain Tom Lynch,
a former shop assistant to professional
Harold "Jug" McSpaden, include the fol-
lowing: R. Shea, A. Hachedorian, M.
Gray, J. Sullivan and H. Ethier of Spring-
field, W. Sullivan of Newport, Rhode
Island, R. Flagg of Newton, Massachu-
Scheduled matches have been arranged
with Dartmouth, Boston College, Holy
Cross, Springfield, and University of
Massachusetts, Fort Devens Extension.
With the New England InterfColf
legiate Golf Championship scheduled in
late May, it goes without saying that all
the boys will be pointing for this big
event, and it is felt that the team is capable
of making a creditable showing.
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