Dominican Convent High School - Veritas Yearbook (San Rafael, CA)

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me-V Q. . wk ,I wwf XX QM cf NJ ey One Hunzlfea' mac! Seventh Year Q9 I Q f f X J wp mu, I gm I5 Z M VERITAS A F94 M 5- W N, ,,,,, N fl af' Published by the Stzzdefztx of the UPPER SCHOOL DOMINICAN CONVENT IFORNIA 4 Foreword In September when Father Gerald Vann, O.P., the noted English author and theologian, spoke to us on the subject of a liberal education, he stressed the importance of the so-called "useless" subjects. Many times in modern education, Father said, the rush for grades and diplomas excludes from the school program those subjects which enrich our lives and give us many natural and supernatural rewards. A liberal education is not a training course which ultimately leads to accomplishment in a specific field, rather, it is a constant search for truth which, ideally, leads to God. Wisdom, which reveals the ultimate causes for all things, knowledge, which gives immediate causes for particular things, and art, which is the making well of that which is worthy of being made-all are necessary if our education is to be called liberal. Here at Dominican wisdom can come to us through our religion, ethics, and sociology classes, and by the example of our teachers, we begin to know and to appreciate God. Knowledge is part of our daily curriculum, for we study sciences and mathematics, languages and literature, history and current events. These academic subjects lead to partial under- standing of the universe in which we live and of our political, social, and cultural heritage, and its relationship to our present interests and problems. Art is the means by which we learn to use our hands as well as our minds. Classes in drawing and painting, weaving and sewing, music, drama, and the dance, give us the opportunity to develop our creative ability. Although a liberal education is not confined to our years in school, and certainly not to those in high school, it is during this time that we acquire the foundation necessary to continue the lifelong search for truth. As the whole is equal to the sum of its parts, so each individual year contributes to the high school career of a Dominican student. 1956-57 was no exception, for many specific events helped to broaden the scope of the liberal education of each girl in the student body. In October we participated in the annual Rosary Sunday Procession, as well as in Play Day, one of which brings us closer to God and the other closer to our neighbor. In November we were off by the busload to see a performance of Madame Butterfly, and in December we presented our own traditional Christmas Tableaux. During january the College Board Examinations and semester finals brought extra study. Drama and art classes presented Ofzdifze in March, and Lent reminded us to look ahead to the Feast of the Resurrection. April and May brought spring parties and also Retreat. May also means graduation and the end of the year, the end of four years for some. In V2'1'ita5 1957 we present a View of one year at Dominican, representative of our four year quest for a liberal education, the aim of which is, to quote Father Vann, . . to produce free, responsible, creative personalities, loving God and goodness and acting in accord with what they love." MARY JONES '57 "ww our leezderf have heen Cfeffey Wkllezce, Day Srzzdefzl P1'e.fide111f, and Peziririez Pwiee, Stzzsiefzl Body Preyident. From them we have expefted- and 1'eeei1feei-lenderxhip, guidmzce, and exezmple. E51 61 1957 Veritas Editor Staff MARY JONES '57 Affiffllili Editor ELIZABETH RINGROSE '58 Litemry Stay PHYLLIS GRISSIM '57 MARY HAYNES '57 MARINA MARSON '57 MOLLY MERRILL '57 CRESSEY WALLACE '57 MARY JANE BAIRD '58 ANTOINETTE FAHY '58 SUZANNE KERR '58 KATHERINE RAYBURN '58 KATHARINE SOLARI '58 KATHLEEN KINDT '59 GNEAL MCGIBBON '60 Bzzfinexf Mmmger PAMELA DICKIE '57 Ayxiylafzt Bmineu Mamzgev' ANNE WILLCUTTS '58 Bumzen Sm ANTOINETTE CARAMIHO '57 JUDITH FREITAS '57 SANDRA BARG '58 MERRILEE GWERDER '58 A1'tStaj LINDA LOBENBERG '58 JANICE DONOVAN BARBARA BUSCIIER '59 PATRICIA MAHONEY '59 ANN DIGIORGIO '60 KATHLEEN KINNEY '60 LORNA SAMSON '58 '58 Table of Contents Forevvord . Wrimr Staff . Table of Contents . Calendar of Events . Graduates . . . Senior Class . Seasonal Sketches . Autumn . . Freshnnan Class . , Sodality and Confraternity . Play IDay .... Girls' Athletic Association . Cavaliers 4 . . Roundheads . . Here and There in Class . Optima . . . Winter . . Sophomore Class . Bazaar . . . Christmas at Dominican . Tableaux .... Here and There Out of Class . A Glossary of Dominican Terms Spring ..... Junior Class Ofzdine . Time Out . Wrimf . . Student Council . Parnes . Family Tree Lower School . . Farewell, Dominican . Sponsors and Patrons . f utographs . . Page 4 6 7 8 9 20 22 25 24 26 28 29 50 51 52 54 55 56 58 40 41 42 44 45 46 48 50 51 52 54 56 57 62 64 65 7 'Qff' CADE DA 'eff SEDTEJVVB ER, OCTOBER, NQVEMBER, Www TWU game-fVf7f2'7 W n.K sl 0 x . xg J. 5...-I. I 'ni o .J fi. S. 1 2 5 K..- ZYY6 ' I W- FE- 3-it --f:f:-- ,ov : ' ' "v 63522 Wy? E 2-5 fw Z x -7 -7 -- Tl fbi? .sjaplfomare DECEMBER, JAN UAWQ14 FEBQUAQU im?-'Li 5 N Q 2 Gnlfeje K L' engage, gd, N f-QL W H flu N A M 0 Q31 ,gf 'L"'-Jwzewf je QL F Q , X GLY-"t7'U'4 pwjfy.,-iw. 'A in IA ummm ed, if 5 fll26l1L'G101CfZ 79411631 .AA A R C 1-I D .A PQ L L. JM A, gg 1-D .fvsinmn ,r L D H176 C: :: "Sc, fs? ww I xo. QD fn? I femazmi Q Fug, 1 W dm 1- . FWHM Wg .gags I ? nam" 1 gi A 55 M Z.,a,,,.wm. f Jig km 70a,1+fy .7-:af E8 I Lv .,- N wif Wg 6 if the layh zzmiefiahen hy the .fenior clan ojfcew, here .feazfeci in Redwood COZl1"f.' Sa.ran Balkan, Sharon Morphy, Charlotte I-VId7"J'f07Z, Diane Breganle, and Swan Eiafen. 9 10 ..... , ..,-. ,.,... ... ,.,....... M ...... .,,. .,.,, ..,, .,, , -...,,,m 5 -,V D .gTi,,.f g"'ff3fq"'v-':, Y r: V- -rl if r. -,l-o'3b??",,':ff'.'- V ff sf MARIA LUISA ALDRETE Tecate, Baja California Student Body Vice-President '57 Student Council '57 Spanish Club President '57 Class Treasurer '56 Secretary of Confraternity '56 Schola '56, '57, Production Staff Confraternity '54, '55, '56, '57 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 G.A.A. '55, '56, Art Club '56, '57 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 French Club '54, 55, '56, '57 DIANE BREGANTE Sam Rafael, Califowzifz Class Secretary '54 Class Treasurer '57 Living Pictures '54 Spring Production '54, '55 Optima '54, '55 Sodality '54, '55, 66, '57 Music Club '54 Spanish Club '57 Time Ont Staff '57 '57 ft La SUSAN BALKAN Sanz Fmmfirco, Ctlljf'07'77j4 Class Treasurer '57 Spring Production '57 Production Staff '57 Music Club '56, '57 Bookcrafters '56, '57 Choral '56, 57, Art Club '56, '57 French Club '56, '57 HARRIET CAPERS Alberfwi, Cfzliforfzia Bookcrafters' President '56 Spring Production '54, '5 5, '56 Production Staif '55, '56 Schola '54, '55, '57 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Bookcrafters '55 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 Art Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 Time Ont Staff '56 lkfifdf Staff '54 Roundhead Songleader '54, '56 -.- n Y. W :I i 51+ n 5 ' V- ' .aaa : A g f ' " " . ws ' ui m m vu' u u nw, My ANTOINETTE CARAMIHO Stockton, Califawzifz Living Pictures '5 5 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '55 Optima '55, '56 Sodality '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '56, '57 Time On! Staff '56, '57 Writer Staff '57 SUSAN EIDEN Boise, Idaho Class Treasurer '57 Living Pictures '56 Production Staff '56 Optima '56 Soda1ity'56, '57 Bookcrafters '56, '57 French Club '56, '57 T ima Ozzt Staff '57 S-arm h N -. N . A XXXNPA g l L H, X, 1, V, ,. PAMELA DICKIE Bagdad, Arizona Wrihzr Business Manager '57 If?2ri1f4zJ Assistant Business Mana Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Spring Production '54, '56, 157 Schola '56, '57 Music Club '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 Cavalier Songleader '54, '56 ELLEN FORD Cmzzcezr, Wzzezfzela Choral '57 French Club '56, '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 8 er '56 11 12 JUDITH FREITAS San Rafael, California Living Pictures '55, '56 Tableaux '54 Spring Production '54 Confraternity 554, '55, '56, '57 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 Wriiar Staff '57 ANNETTE GARATTI Novato, California Living Pictures '55, '56 Tableaux '55, '57 Music Club '54 Art Club '55, '56, '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Time Ont Staff '54, '55, '56, '57 PHYLLIS GRISSIM San Amelmo, California Sodality President '57 Student Council '57 Class Secretary '55, Vice-President '56 Chairman, Sodality Mission Committee '57 Living Pictures '54, '55 Spring Production '54 Production Staff '56 Optima '55, '56, Schola '56, '57 Confraternity, '56, '57 Sodality '54, '55, '56 N C.G.I.T.A. '57 Choral '56, '57, French Club '56, '57 Art Club '57 Time 0111 Stan: '54, '55, '56, '57 Writar Staff '54, '55, '56, '57 Cavalier Songleader '57 MARITZA HANKINS San Rafael, California Living Pictures '55 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Spring Production '56 Spanish Club '56, '57 Eiifiig- MARY HAYNES Chevy Chase, Marylmzd French Club President '57 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '57 Bookcrafters '57 Art Club '57 French Club '56 WMM: Staff '57 Time Ont Staff '57 Roundhead Songleader '57 SUSAN HENKER Sanz Frrznrifco, California Living Pictures '54, '56 Spring Production '55, '56 Schola '54, '55, '56, '57 Confraternity '54, '55, '56 Sodality '54-, '55, '56, '57 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 Art Club '54, '55, '57 Spanish Club '57 ' 1 , sl rl ,- ' 25 M W'.l.f4 ,J..1L' J MARY JONES lwllfllll Grove, California Student Body Corresponding Secretary '57 Veritar Editor '57, Time Oni Staff '56, '57 Student Council '57 Spanish Club President '56 Class Treasurer '5 5 Living Pictures '55, '56 Tableaux '57, Optima '56, '57 Production Staff '55 Confraternity '55, '56, '57 Sodality '55, '56, '57 Music Club '55, '56, '57 Bookcrafters '55, '56, '57 Choral '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '55, '57 GABRIELLE KEIL Tiburon, California Living Pictures '56 Tableaux '54 Sodaliry '54, 65, '56, '57 Art Club '56, '57 French Club '56 13 U41 BARBARA KERR Saifralizfa, California Tableaux '54 Spring Production '54, '56 Art Club '57 French Club '56, '57 Time Oat Staff '54, '55, '56, '57 MARGARET MALLEY Sanz Rafael, California Student Body Recording Secretary '57 Student Council '57, Class Manager '57 N.C.G.I.T.A. '57 Living Pictures '57, Tableaux '57 Spring Production '54, '57 Production Staff '5 5, '56 Optima '54, '55, '56 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Confraternity '55, '56, ,57 G.A.A. '55, '56, '57 Choral '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Time Oat Staff '55, '57 Wrilar Staff '55 in 1. Iv Wir" CAROL KING Rafi, California Living Pictures '56 Optima '56 sodamy '56, '57 Art ciub '57 French Club '56 Time Ont Staff '57 MARINA MARSON San Franrirca, California Optima President '57 Tableaux '54, '55 Spring Production '54 Production Staff '56, '57 Optima '54, '55, '56 Sodality '54, '5'5, '56, '57 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Bookcrafters '55, '56, '57 Choral '55, '56, '57 Art Club '57 French Club '57 Time Oat Staff '54, '55, '56, '57 Verizar Sid? '56, '57 , H ..,- YT M, . ., . , V , v . ' 55 5. L -' i , f 1- xi, E, f". wif .V f ' .1 .,f ' Af' xr fs' ff" ' ' J CHARLOTTE MARSTON Beverly Hillr, California Class President '57 Student Council '57 Living Pictures '5 5 Spring Production '55 Optima '57 Schola '56, '57 Music Club '56, '57 Choral '56, '57 French Club '56, '57 MOLLY MERRILL Saaralim, California Time Om? Editor '57 Student Council '57 Class Treasurer '55 Tableaux '55, '56, '57 Spring Production '55, '56, '57 Optima '55, '56, '57 Choral '57 Art Club '57 French Club '55, '56 Time Oat Staff '56 lbrilaf Staff '56, '57 m,3.,-..,f..i..-..,-.i,..-,..,...7,-,F im.. i ..., i ,, if, . , . . 1 a :J A. 5 '1 , - ' 15'-'Q "tg , rl- r - 1 11,55-'iiifiil CAROL MARTIN San Rafael, California . Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '54, '56, '57 Optima '56 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '57 French Club '56, '57 Time Ont Stag '57 SHARON MORPHY San Rafael, California Class Vice-President '57 Class Secretary '56 Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '54, '55, '57 Optima '54 Sodality 54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '56, '57 Art Club '56, '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Time Oar Staff '56, 57 Verita.f Staff '56 'w"'iTill E it 'Vi 'Q V WH m E iii 2 ,I 15 U61 X, lt JUDITH MURPHY Piedmont, Califowzifz G,A.A. President '57 Class President '55 Student Council '55, '57 Living Pictures '54 Schola '56, '57 Confraternity '54 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 G.A.A. '55 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Bookcrafters '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 MARY FRANCES PINHEIRO Nomto, Califorfzia Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '57 CARMEL PACHETEAU Napa, Califowzipz Living Pictures 556 Tableaux '54 Production Staff '56, '57 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 G.A.A. '57 Art Club '56, '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Time 0111? Staff '56, '57 Wrilar Staff '56 CAROLAN POETT San Mateo, California Cavalier Captain '57 Student Council '57 Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '54 Production Staff '55, '56, '57 Soladity '54, '55, '56, '57 G.A.A. '56, '57 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Verirfzr Staff '56 tri v' ,. i -'Dis ff' ui .- 1 H., ii ui in ii ui, wi in ,uimirm l l m 'Xu W ,,w,, XF :1,'jfwi'y+'.H ,J , 2 M " J - ,i . A-V Q ' ..,f" CMM, Mgr.- INDIA ROSE POLHEMUS San Rafael, California Living Pictures '55 Tableaux '54 Spring Production '54, '55, '56 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Time Oz1tStaE '54, '55, '56, '57 PATRICIA PRICE Fairfax, California Student Body President '57 Class President '56 Student Council '56, '57 Class Treasurer '54 Class Manager '5 5 Spring Production '54 Production Staff '54, '55, '57 Optima '54, '55, '56, '57 Schola '54, '55, '56, '57 G.A.A. '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '55 Time Om' Staff '57 lkrifaf Staff '55 ' ' "' ""n'YY V: ' . , , ,fx , rv- , -n :JSM fl.. ll. Li l ' : 'I ii ' 4.,v ,C and l gl 1 :yn ur " ' 1 H-l,,l,,M., L, M 2 GAILE RAMPOLDI Martinez, California Student Body Treasurer '57 Student Council '57 Living Pictures '55, '56, '57 Tableaux '55, Spring Production '55, '56 Production Staff '55, '56 Schola '56, '57 Music Club '55, '56, '57 Bookcrafters '56, '57 Choral '56, '57, French Club '56, '57 PATRICIA RENNIE Modena, California G,A.A. Secretary '57 Student Council '57 Class Manager '54, '56 Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Tableaux '54, '57, Spring Production '54 Production Staff '54 Optima '54, '56, '57 Confraternity '54, '55, '56, '57 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Music Club '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 French Club '56, Time 0111 Staff '57 ll 1 i,"1l""'.. 17 18 1 , C xi SANDRA SAILER K elztjield, C!Ilif0I'IZfd Tableaux '5 5 Optima '55, '56 Choral '57 Art Club '56, '57 French Club '55, '56 Time Out Staff '55, '56, ELIZABETH SPEAR C 001 Bay, Oregon Roundhead Captain '57 Student Council '57 Chairman, Sodality Political Committee '57 Living Pictures '56 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '57 Production Staff '56 Confraternity '57 Sodality '56, '57 Bookcrafters '56, '57 G.A.A. '57, Choral '57 Music Club '56, '57 Spanish Club '56, '57 Time 0111? Staff '56, '57 l -- ,. N, 1 JO ANN TENCONI Srzzzmlito, Galifowzifz Soda1ity'54, '55, '56, '57 Aft Club '55, '56, '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 MARY ALICE THORNTON Menlo Park, Califowzia Confraternity President '56, '57 Student Council '56, '57 Time Out Production Manager '57 Living Pictures '54, '55, '56 Tableaux '57 Spring Production '54 Optima '54, '55, '56 Confraternity '54, '55 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Music Club '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '54, '55, '56, '57 French Club '56, '57 Time OZ!! Staff '54, '55, '56 ELIZABETH VANTRESS Mmywille, Cczliforvzifz Living Pictures '56 Sodality '56, '57 French Club '56 SANDY WILLARD Cbiro, California: Music Club President '57 Time Out Assistant Editor ' Living Pictures '54 Tableaux '54 Spring Production '54, '57 Production Stall '54 Optima '54 Schola '55, '56, '57 Confraternity '54 Sodahry'54,'55,'56,'57 G.A.A. '55 Music Club '55, '56 Choral, '54, '55, '56, '57 French Club '55, '56, '57 Cavalier Songleader '56 5 CRESSEY WALLACE Kefztjield, California President of the Non-resident Students '57 Student Council '57 Class Treasurer '56 Chairman, Sodality Liturgical Art Committee '57 Tableaux '54, '56, '57 Optima '56 Sodality '54, '55, '56 N.C.G.I.T.A. '57 Choral '57 Art Club '56, '57 Time Out Staff '56, '57 V27'ilflJ' Staff '54, '55, '56, '57 LORNA ZANDER Rory, Califorzzifz Living Pictures '54 Production Staff '57 Spring Production '55, '56 Sodality '54, '55, '56, '57 Choral '57 Spanish Club '55, '56, '57 Time Out Staff '56 ' i193 Senior Class At the Bnzam' in our ropbomore year, ozn- way- ,ride rlvrine nlfmcted many prorpertiffe bzzyerr. wary sw- Z?'f,f Preslumen, sophomores, juniors, seniors-for four years the class of '57 has been eagerly anticipating the minute when its members would receive their sheepskins. But now that graduation is here, we don't seem as jovial about parchment diplomas as we once did. Our thoughts turn backward as well as forward. Some experiences we will always remember: our very first report cards-we were all sparkling and clean, new white uniforms, snowy bucks, every hair in place, painstakingly written letters clutched in our hands, everyone sitting straight and silent in her place-well, nearly everyone-the squirming freshmen quite awed by the prevailing atmosphere, finally Mother justin, Sister Philip, and Sister Maurice coming in, followed by the rest of the faculty, and then, after the other three classes, our being called up, when numerous white cords and Marinais gold cord suddenly made the fear of report cards almost vanish. Saturday afternoon courtesy classes-the numerous pointers heard there have so often been applicable, when any other course would have led to a drastic faux par. Pleasant walks to Forest Meadows for gym during autumn and spring-whether the landscape was of golden leaves or fragrant blossoms, the red and the blue appreciated the peacefulness of suddenly lazy afternoons. Fun we have had as a class will be hard to equal. The laurels we received by placing in every swimming meet, by vociferating best at the Song Festival in our sophomore year, and by earning the most money at our senior bazaar booth, certainly added pep and spirit to our class. Exhausting noon hours we spent slimming and trimming our Hgures by rope-jumping and pogo-sticking and the many parties we have given for the rest of the school fa trip around the world in our faithful station wagon, Betsy: "Go, little Betsy, faster, faster. If you die there'll be disaster . . ."g our version of the Pilgrim landing at Plymouth Rock-with a real, live turkey, our junior Christmas party with Saint Nicholas instead of Santa and with tiny Janie O'Mara as the Littlest Angel, and the hilarious old-time melodrama presented at the senior partyj are not likely soon to be forgotten. Clair: ojjirelzr in om' junior year often galbererl in Pitiaflr mam to plan rl meeting 01' jzul 10 mlb fzbozzl finx. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy were atop om' winning flour ni we joined the jmmcle dl ine reniorr' Ilfffzrdi Gnu' in 1956. rm Moclelr at lhir yefzrlf rhi fash- imz rhow were H arriet Cezperr, Amzelle Garatii, Sharon Mor- phy, Berry Spear, Belry Wm- frerr, and Size Eiderz. Since this is our last class article in Writers, a special paragraph should be devoted to our very last year in high school, our senior year at Dominican. Of all the memorable experiences that we have had, none can quite compare with those of this past year. Naturally the thrill of being seniors, the leaders of our school, has been uppermost in our minds. We met and undertook our responsibilities. Table and study hall proctors spent many of their waking hours shushing the talkative lower classmen. But we too had once been freshmen, and we realized that one must possess an amazing amount of self- discipline to keep from talking during tempting moments. We spent many happy hours working on our extraordinary Bazaar booth, which actually had Santa Claus coming down the gym chimney, and we sold trinkets from Sweden, Holland, France, and Italy. The time spent at Tableaux practice that once seemed somewhat tedious appeared really to Hy by, because each time we practiced we realized that the Tableaux of 1956 was the last in which we would participate. One exceptionally memorable day was senior class picture day, when temperamental hair and uncooperative lipstick contributed to our dismay. In our years at Dominican we have learned to excel in many fields. Latin comes almost Huently to one or two of our fourth year students, all seniors know how to make impure water pureg and nearly everyone knows how to find the ventricle of a frog's heart within ten seconds, using only scissors and a slightly chloroformed specimen of the Amphibia. X plus Y equals four most of the time, Chaucer's Middle English "hath perced to the roote," and hieroglyphics aren't completely indiscernible either. One year ago we received our rings from the class of '56. This year, as we gave rings to the class of l58, and as they turned ours around, we realized that of all that we have learned at Dominican, Writzzr is perhaps the one principle which will stay with us longest-Verimr, the motto of the Dominican Order and of Dominican Convent Upper School, the title of our yearbook and now the responsibility of our lives, the inscription on our rings, reminding us of the duty of loyalty and generosity which we, as 1957 graduates, owe our Alma Mater. Ciuassisv WALLAcE '57 Ar jzmiorf, our day rlzlderzlr often gathered 072 the porch of Agnirmi' H all at lfmrh time and at other timer too. Om' Ring Ten hmzlly orczfrrefl, on fl heazllifzzl .May day when Ihe hfzwlhorn um! in bloom. l21l l 1 - .- '---- ---' - - -- ---' f . wx- .mar--up -Q-ana:-2-we . V H MY A ,. Y, - i ..n.u:n-v -- - Ui-ff 1-'N -A-fm 17- 'T"'--K"'1 'SK-. S I -Q '-EE ? bile " "ig - cs ,f" ,X ' ix N ff -film lllllllwllllllllllllljyjjjjljj fs, T 6 3 S 0 H 3. K C t C C S iii, L 1 K GQ A if ' . '11 'l l 1 ,. ai 'E . r f. ' .T i. . f W S' Cm SPRING ,i 2 trial 4379,-gk Y 77,33 4: .asf A ,Y l l I ' ,,-v, f-jf ,. .N 3, -X K ,, L H IEA The washed city shone brightly in the rediscovered sun- . g X "jfs f--N 2112. light. Emptied rain clouds now billowed with shadow as ,ex R l X, 'Y my f y i gg .2 75 they shifted slowly eastward. Skyscrapers surveyed their 'a r f ' I Q 1 f,gb I clean city with evident dignity, and the bridge stood defiant, M r, ,R ' 5 my j j yflj, W j T, S 2-9 unmoving. Shadows were growing. as three fishing boats ll- l stfilji , j ,j I k Kf fnfo xi 9 lf ,IX g g ., 'Lf came into harbor, triumphant in their way, making a direct 'f' li. lllj' j ff Nm 71, j' X we XT1- line to the pier. The clouds had come to wash the city and l3,g11 j'l'l-uh! lj il" j y ' L QA Q j, A ' ml Q If ,3 her harbor-and were gone. jjj ea- , xt e, .r 0- .- lv X l X1 N 5 X J he-' I From her home in Sezzzrfzlzlo, Bm'hm'fz Jeer "The Cily" in . , 'hf.""g,3-r. ', ffh wtr, hir rhmzgiyzg moorlrj PICTURE OF A STRANGE WINTER MANHATTAN WINTER l-221 Crisp, very crisp, and cold, the wet wind blows, Over mountains and meadows, heralding the coming snow. Swift, very swift, and clear, it filters through the woods, Howling, crying, pulling out roots. Soft, very soft, and caressing, it sings over the trees, And dying, very slow, but dying, it settles at my feet. MARIA VELAZQUBZ '58 fThf1l this if on imfzgimzry pirlzlre hecomer evident when we remember that jlflflI'ld'i.J' home ir in Riwzr, Ninznzg1m.j WINTER AT KEIL COVE Winter at Keil Cove is salty air from the bay that I smell at the end of a heavy rain. It is the overflowing lake and the flooded vegetable garden. It is rock-slides down the middle of our driveway and the roads covered with thick mud. Winter in these grounds is old trees which are apt to fall in the midst of a wind storm. It is a strong wind opening the doors of our house in the middle of the night, letting in leaves, rain, and a certain wet dog whose name is "Keys" Wirmter in the Cove is fog horns monotonously warning the many ships which pass by our home. Winter here is almost the same as winter anywhere, I guess, except that it is winter at Keil Cove. MOLLY KEIL '59 K K eil C ooe if on izzlet in Sem Fmzlrirro Bezy near Tihz1ro1z.j MANILA HEAT Manila's "dry" season was cracks in the earth, patched grass, and the survival of only the hardiest zinnias and marigolds, despite constant watering. It was frequent earth- quakes, heat waves shimmering from the ground, carabaos trying to keep cool in mud-pools, the complete change of summer clothes several times a day. The "dry" season was also a two-month summer vacation, swimming in an azure, lukewarm ocean, leisurely lunchtimes for schools and busi- nesses, the refuge of air-conditioned stores, and weekends in cool Baguio in the mountains. MARINA MARSON '57 fMm'imz'r fri! eleven years were spent in the Philippine Irlr1uo'r,' in Mfzrrh .rhe hecfzme an American cilizefaj l I Central Park becomes an Enchanted Garden in winter. Barren trees are iced in sparkling crystal and dazzle under streetlights. Tourists and city-dwellers alike huddle along the railing above Rockefeller Center, hypnotized by the ice- skaters, professionals and wobbling novices. The Hudson River, frozen over in places, provides a Hans Brinker atmos- phere for adventurous children, who skim across to New jersey in their handmade ice boats. Familiar landmarks turn into new and different pictures when winter visits New York. ALICE Woonwaao '58 fAfler ez Sidiifdtlle-I0-S6177 Frezfzrirro flighl, Alice mme io Dominirafz in ewifar o thir 'emu 3' 7 NEW ENGLAND AUTUMN It is autumn, autumn in New England. Everywhere, on the trees, on the rocky hillsides, in the woods, everywhere there is color-not just ordinary color, but fall color, rang- ing from rusty pumpkin yellow to deep-toned ruby red. Color masses the scene. Hillsides are artists' palates care- lessly strewn with color, but arranged in majestic patterns by a Master Hand. The sun shines, but it only makes the scene too bright, too unreal. The wind blows, not enough to make it cold, but just enough to make it "crisp," the New Englander's favorite expression to describe his weather. Then the wind quickens, blows stronger, and leaves begin to fall. Now it is playful, gentle, now grotesque, savage. It clutches every leaf, twisting, turning it until it concedes defeat. Soon leaves are gone, trees bare. Restlessness sub- sides, and a chill, calm silence reigns. Winter. ANTOINETTE FAHY '58 fflnloineite if cl Navy dezzzghler and lived moi! rerehlly in New Loudon, Cormectimlj fe mail- 1 , rr .. , - R- sa er Ps F 1 553 ' " X 1 EQQA ' 'M lj ? I ,Q Q.. Q .-S, N'k ji 'r a X n f HT fl "M I l Q 0 I ' - J? mf-5'Lfff 'Mm HQ? xl wvug , . A may 1 ' " f fi Steps . 5 z Zn' QQ- ff-iii ? ll Gt gimme :Yin f 'l'k 'S J' -2-17 -:fc , were,-ef f'flW M --N req ,,, ,,NC.C4AS,g,2'3 452.4 W' f ,mau i -- - tlllillhl 3:72 H M .,- N Tj at .ii U 'll X Qi' tmv-'l FX lllt ,...j,.9ge """I',,mj New England Amfzzmn 1 - at L f A ' ' 'L' - i ili rv ., ,, , X ,Q n Q ww 15 mx ,. 5. ff! M53 Aw----aw-M-e-jfhef f--- - wwf- Zffnm "'f""' A'A':"" "L A P eg W V Kew, . ,H Hmwwvjme ww wwf' grgrwxw +92 we 3 ,L My I ' HJ- -V we - ew-we ee, V we - f 1-fe 'ff - 'Mm-V - 1 -- M- 1 is-gw 'gi W: uw 1 vggggg, 1 H W. 'mfg' 952 w 13,2 225 A Mm! A 11 3 .51 w wx 1 w ff I Q . V 5 ,.,. , ,A ,. em he W , H : I E i 4 I .- - 1 i- in - . I-me i ' ii -MI - f I- I J - i I . - ',::L...ig..,i H rj 'W lfffff '55 1 ' w 'gf ,H 'H QQ- 52 . egg- ?, New ,ke S - 'Q M M 2 - ' we M ww H H, S. 2 V sk ...,, J qu fx-,. W, .A 5 .ww v gear:-rw -. r- - 'W' My-1-flame 1 3.1533 -LJ:.',., ,-nj' ni N '.u:...f::..:-!'1.,f.J 1 HLA W' mg We 52 me U, m,,W,N ,B W , we Q! all heralely the oloemreg of of Dominican girly from far and near. From her home in Teeate, Baja California, Maria Lozeixe Alelrete, Szfaely Boely Vice-Prefielerzl, retarrzeel to school early in oreler to help welcome new Jlaelerzlx. Among them were joan Novak f Chile j, Aelelaiele Gray fR6720, Neoaelaj, Claire Taoaref f La jolla, Califorrziaj, ami Amze DiGiorgio fSem Frazzciyeo 23 r Obrervizzg the Ameriemz Eclzzmfion Week lazfllefifz board are Lynne Gfzriboili, Melanie DiLmv6, Rand y Kezbrz, Leona DeSim0ne, and jznze Smith. Tmeliliomzlly rl frerlamfzzz lark, Hpzzllivzg away rbnirf' here ir performecl by Mfzrilyfz Pelirrez, C erelin Sf1lf1Lfer1'if1, Befliriee Toolzy, Florefzrifz Gezreifz, Cbfzrlefle Elmore, Grzeal MCGlbb072. Frerbmezn class ojieerr fzzrl y K yne, Barlmrfz Dwelly, Gaye Hiprley, Clare Roritk, mul Sezmly Hamzzmz rpenl expe- clezlly bury clnyr in Sain! Tlyomfzr Hall. Freshman Class The date, September 10, 1956. The time, midafternoon. The place, Dominican Convent, San Rafael, California. Up the long flight of gray stairs and across the porch to Saint Thomas Hall clamored a group of happy girls, busy footsteps and gay laughter soon echoed through the building that for the past three months had been exceptionally quiet. Among all these chattering girls were those of us who were the freshmen, and who rather cau- tiously made our way into the dormitory and, after what seemed an endless search, succeeded in finding our own alcoves, We fresh- men were girls from all over, from Chile, Honduras, Nevada, all parts of California, and, when the day students joined us the next day, from just around the corner. For us, as we took our first look at our new home for the coming school year, this was a strange and exciting experience. But soon each bare alcove began to develop its own special appearance as red and green, plaid and plain colored bedspreads appeared, a strange assortment of wild and domesticated animals emerged from trunks and began to add a colorful and decorative appearance to alcoves. Before long the whole dormitory was a cheerful and homey place where girls who were to be good friends during the next four years began the happy task of getting acquainted. From that very first day of school, we heard about the First Rally and the Roundheads and the Cavaliers. just what these names stood for remained a mystery until, through our intensive curiosity, we learned that they were the two athletic teams, and that very soon we were to be chosen members of one or the other. On the night of the First Rally, our anxiety increased minute by minute as the time for drawing names drew near. Finally, when each of us was officially chosen a member of a team, the one we preferred or not, we secretly vowed to do our best for our team in every possible way. September 22, the night of the Welcome Party, we freshmen at last ceased to be "new girls" and became full-fledged "old girls." As our contribution to the party, we presented a skit in which we portrayed ourselves as the bewildered freshmen that we were, encountering some of our seemingly major difficulties, As the innocent newcomers who always got ourselves into trouble without, according to ourselves, doing anything wrong, we demon- strated that we had already learned that leaving our alcoves in Rorfzlie Hezrrmz elemomlmfer ez lemzir rlroke for Patricia Selel-' ner, julie H eller, anal Magda Lamya. t2-41 ' lr .. , .- -.Y a state of confusion, wearing our uniforms in a peculiar manner, and clattering across the porch were not the proper things to do. As the day for first report cards drew near, a feeling of fear gripped all forty-six of us. "Do we really have to go up in front of the entire student body P" asked someone. "Is it really as bad as all that?" After an endless wait, we suddenly found ourselves in front of everyone, and our names were being called off. Knees shaking, we slowly made our way up to receive our first report cards. After this ordeal was happily over, most of us realized that we had let our imaginations run away with us and that receiving report cards wasn't nearly as terrible as it had seemed. In the early fall we chose our class officers and class colors. Our officers were: Clare Rorick, president, Sandra Hannum, vice- presidentg Gaye Hipsley, secretary, Judy Kyne, treasurer, Barbara Dwelly, day student treasurer. The complicated problems that arose when we decided that our class colors were going to be exceptionally outstanding and different from all the others were finally solved when red and gray, suggested at one of our class meetings, met with overwhelming approval. As Thanksgiving approached, we were busily at work. "What shall we charge for this-or that Pl' someone asked. "They're so darling, I'm sure they'll sell like hotcakes!" someone else ex- claimed. Perhaps you may have already guessed that we were planning for the Bazaar. Our booth, we decided, would be a quaint toy shop in Germany, "Hoffman's Toy Shop." There we sold toys of all sorts, but our specialty was a large, comical Humpty Dumpty doll. Near Saint Patrick's Day, in the early part of March, we enter- tained the Student Body by giving our Hrst annual party. Along with other types of entertainment, we presented an amusing one- act play concerning a young Irish boy and girl. Hanify Hall, scene of the party, was elegantly decorated for the occasion, and we found it almost more fun to give parties than to go to them. We also discovered that entertaining is quite a bit more work! If the first semester went by quickly, the second semester seemed to go twice as fast. Of course, I am confident that we are happy to become sophomores as, to us, this means that at last we are no longer the youngest class, but I am even more sure that every- one will agree that our freshman year has been the happiest that we have ever experienced. GNEAL MCGIBBON '60 Cbafiivzg by live pool are frerbnzmz day .l'fll6l'6I7fJ' Bfzrbfzrfz Ray- burn, Kaibleewz Kimzey, Pnlriria Glry, Francine Carlro nm! Ellen Corlello. U51 if r The J'Zl77Z77l67'l70IlJ'8 provider ez relaxing cZll710.fpb67'6 for foyce Lflliorzlrzirze, Conrlance Oldr, Patricia HICk777d7Z, Mary Ellen McKenzie, Peggy Poerchl. fl Mary jane Toopr, Knlbleerz Riley, Mary T. Mal- ley, and Zlflezry K. Mfzlley energeticrzlly warh dirber in Agnimzr kilrbezz. ff1'l'LZ77gfi,7g flowery before the frame of Om' Lady 0f Fnlifmz in Sim! y Hall are Linda Pedermnz, A gfzer Delga- dillo, Ronnie Vlzllergfz, Cnlheriize Fogarty, and Brigid lMCD67'77I0fi. , D , , .fi L2 S5 5, at .Y ffjf My is nn I, is J . -Q it 1 Qu? ef in I V . Wie i' 'ii lf' ' r26J O11 Romry Snmlfzy Afzgelico Hall if l1'm1.rfo1'mecl info rl chapel I0 lhfz! .rlzzdentr of the Lower Srhool, U pper School, and College iogelher may offer prfzyerr to Om' Lady. Thir year Falher Slmzley Parmimzlo, O.P., rpohe to ur and then gave Befzedirfiozz of lhe Blerred 5'1zc1'r1me21l. Confraternit and Sodalit C077f1'IZl6?7'77lly Prerizlefzl Mary Alire Thornton mul Sodalify P1'e.s'iflen1f Phyllis' Grirrim al lhe Lozzrder Grotto, where lhe Rosary Smzdoy Procelpfiovz hegim. As each page of the yearbook is turned, a new aspect of Dominican is revealed, the entire contents viewed col- lectively summing up our life at school. Yet, beneath the hockey games and cheerleading, the struggle to make honor roll and the fun of class picnics, lies an intangible something that somehow defies description or pictures, inaccurately defined, it could be called "spirit," but rather it is spirit with a difference. Basically this spirit depends upon our awareness of God's will and, still further, of our consequent responsi- bilities in school as students. This is the purpose of Confraternity and Sodality, for it is through our mem- bership in these that each of us can learn to deepen her faith and mature in its practice, applying it to our lives here as students. The hurried search for veils and missals after the Mass bell rings, the quickened walk across the chapel porch on icy mornings, to say nothing of a weekend at Bolinas, are all part of membership in Confraternity, and yet the real value, of course, lies solely in partici- pation in the Mass. For from no other act do such powerful graces result, our participation in the Holy Sacrifice is the best possible way to begin each day with new enthusiasm and purpose, Sodality contributes in a different yet valuable way to our school life, providing further opportunity for Catholic thought and action. Each member of Sodality also belongs to a smaller group: Missions, Art, Politics, or Literature. The purpose of these groups varies in that each tries to take a different aspect of life and, through reading, projects, and, most important, group discussion, learn to understand and apply Christian values and standards. The Mission Committeels reminder tags, given to each girl before Thanksgivingg brought i-more than fif- teen filled boxes of warm clothing for Hungarian relief. Orphanages benefited from the many stockings filled by all of the girls at school during the Christmas sea- son. The Art Group gained from their sometimes heated discussions over the subject of contemporary Christian art the realization that liturgical art can be a very controversial subject. As the year progressed and both national and world events came to prominence in the news, members of the Political Group gathered to discuss and draw con- clusions as to the "hows, and "why,s" of current prob- lems and issues. In the world of books, the Literature Committee conducted a series of lively debates on vari- ous subjects: what can be considered good reading? what kind of reading standards should we as Catholics have? how can we learn to acquire and promote better taste in literature? Catholic Action extended beyond our own school groups to take in a larger number of students, as we attended Federation meetings, each session held at a different school. Here Catholic teen-agers had the opportunity to compare notes on commonly shared problems and experiences, as well as to hear the Churchls position on many subjects of vital concern to them. Yet only activity without prayer would prove fruit- less, and so various processions throughout the year in honor of Our Blessed Mother enabled each of us, together, to give honor to her and to her Son, while Retreat provided us with three days set aside for prayer and for examination of our lives as they are and as we want them to be. The year 1956-57 was another successful one, filled with a variety of classes, activities, and, most important, with enthusiasm. There is no summary better than a yearbook to explain the reasons why, and yet school spirit cannot be confined within the two covers of a book. Neither can the spirit resulting from an active Confraternity and Sodality be kept on two pages alone. Rather this spirit affects everything we do, and enables Dominican school spirit rightly to be called "spirit with 21 diffCfC11CC-Y' PHYLLIS Giussuvr '57 During a wifi! to the Jaerirty of Roiary Chapel, Liturgical Ar! Commitlee 71761726811 lilfldfgl Slreieh, Molly Kell, Crerrey Wal- lace, flzlie Daoir, and Patricia Guy examine a chafzzhle. Packing clolher for Hzmgariarz IWW Relief are Mirriorr Com- miflee memherr Gay Kell, Lynn Garihoili, Belry Vazzlresr, Merrilee Gwereler, mul Phyllii' Grirrim. Lileralure Commitlee memherr Claire Tavaref, Clare Rorieh, Diane Smith, Marg! Malley, and Nazzry Faulkner were erpe- cially apprerialirfe of mrrenl Catholic hoohr added io the lihrary lhir year. Berry Spear, rhairman of fhe Poliliral Comnzillee, prerided over rome zflgoroar flehaler. Among the alehaterr were feazz Mzfrjbhy, Arzloinelle Caramiho, Barbara Bfzfeher, and Kathleen Kizmey. 527 D077Zl7ZlfdIZ!J Play Day femzix learn mmixied of Margi Malley, Cremey UZzllace, Pbylliy GriJ'.rim, and Kafby Reilly. Theme erzibzzyiaflf alfa played ifz lbe Sarzla Catalina and the N.C. G,I.T.A. mlirna11ze1zl.r. Trying for. a b1ill'J-eye at Ibix yearly Play Day were Perzrzy IVIm'ray and Sandy Barg. Play Day rider! who belped lo bring lwimrl 10 Dominican were Beverly Dimzzzkeg jerrie Spemer, Sandy Sailer, and Pitta Price. f28 v GAA offceu Carola12P0e1'f PalziciaRczz11ie ad Min 6 and Beffy Spear helped fo regifler Play Day gilexlf. Lydia Abt, Micbael Mary Harzraharz, and iidy O,C0l771Ell helped zu' Io "Tip1foe lbrozigb the Tzilipf'-aizd c0m'!rm'fi77g1fbe big yellow windmill war rm troable at all! if Girls, Athletic Association CC Delegate from Coos Bay, stand and be recognized." "Madam Chairman, may I have the floor? As head of the delegation, I would like to welcome all the new delegates from Coos Bay and Hillsborough. After the chairman's speech, will all the new delegates come forward and be recognized ?" And so went the First Rally. The handshakes between captains and new team members signified that the girls were willing to keep the interests of the club at heart and work for one common goal-the golden cup. Shortly after the First Rally, G.A.A. scheduled the annual hockey games in Forest Meadows, This was an especially exciting season since both teams were unable to break the tie. Of the four games played, the Roundhead ' l ' d d ' ties. Even half-time and Cavalier teams each won one, the other two games, in spite of overtime p aying, en e in refreshments, supplied by thoughtful captains and sympathetic spectators, failed to provide the necessary spurt of energy for another score. Meanwhile, almost from the first day of school, G.A.A. members were busy planning Play Day, the animal event at which the student body is hostess to nearly nine hundred students from Bay Area schools. Thoughtful attention to the preliminary details of decorations, songs, games, luncheon, gymkhana, and expert organization on the day itself, helped to convert Forest Meadows into a Dutch playland. Gaily painted windmills showed above the crowds of girls, helping each school to find its own registration desk, and an oversize bright yellow windmill and multi-colored tulips added to the festivity in the theatre area at noontime. Sports activities were timed to begin with the first arrivals. Fast volleys and carefully aimed serves kept the attention of the spectators by the tennis courts. Low, curved pitches were batted far into the left field of the baseball diamond, while swift dribbles were well aimed down the hockey field to the goal cage. In the farthest end of the meadows, Hashes of multi-colored uniforms and snatches of polka music revealed that folk dancing was in progress. Following the morning games, everyone trooped down to the Woodland Theatre for lunch. Then, as is the custom, each school present sang two songs especially prepared for the day, as well as its Alina Mater. Since Play Day was a Dutch Day this year, our songs were to appropriate, catchy tunes, and three Dutch "children" helped us to "Tiptoe through the Tulips." After the singing came the tense moment when G.A.A. President Judy Murphy stepped up on the stage, waited a moment for the expectant silence which followed, and then announced the victories of the morning. But the day was not over, and, when winners and losers had been congratulated Qfor every school was in both categoriesj, visitors and hostesses started along the paths to the riding ring. There each successive class added to the mounting tension, for this year, for the first time, a perpetual trophy was awarded to the winner of the gymkhana. We hoped . . . we waited . . . finally, we won! Pitta's accepting the trophy on behalf of all Dominican riders was a perfect climax to a perfect Play Day. In the second semester, volleyball and basketball games were on theucalendar. Teams were chosen carefully, and weeks of preparation and practice resulted in lively games for Roundheads and Cavaliers, and for all four classes. All this time, behind the closed door of Room 1, careful computations were determining who would receive stripes, letters, blocks, and, especially, who would win the golden cup. G.A.A. concluded its busy year with the Last Rally when, after the awards were made, they willed their offices to other members of the Student Body in an impressive candlelight ceremony, thus providing the school with the promise of another varied athletic program for the coming year. KATHERINE RAYBURN '53 Ilfienzberi' of G.A.A.,- Flarenre Nelson, jennne Poelf, Pnlricirz Gny, Kafbleen Kindl, Snrfzn Niggenmn, Palririrz Price, Betry SPPHV, flzdnb llfllllfby, Cfzrolan Poefl, Mnrgi Mrzlley, Pnlririez Rennie, Kalhleen Reilly, Diane Sznilb, Denny Decker, Sban Brown, and fonn Rfzoffl-Dn1f'al,' kneeling, Anne Dernzend, fnnel Dalton, fnnice Donovan, Carmel Pnrbelenn, Sharon Rorcoe. 29 Emfbzzriartic Cavalier riclerr are fzrlie Davir, Carol Myerr, and Claire Tazfarer. Pizzg-pong ir a favorite imloo-1' Jport of Mary Elizabeth Murray and Katy Allen. Hoelaey-highlight of Play Day anal olber fall :lays loo. 503 Cavaliers A spirit of fun animated the Cavaliers this year. Wluetlmer playing games, planning parties, cheering at rallies, or doing the work that makes all these activities successful, everyone enjoyed herself. Witlu Carolan as captain, every detail in the making of a profitable and happy year became, not drudgery, but a privilege. Cavaliers romped through the volleyball season fmuch to everyone's surprise, especially their ownj. Each of the three teams played as a unit and, spurred on by the spirited red and white song leaders and cheering spectators, helped the Cavaliers to take a step toward what they hoped would be the coveted cu . gpring semester found the entire student body at the Cavalier party. Everyone journeyed to Disney- land, courtesy of the Cavaliers. Fairy-tale inhabitants of the different lands were visited-Uncle Remus in Fantasy Land, Indians in Frontier Land, Captain Hookls pirates in Adventure Land, and spacemen in Tomorrow Land. Then it was back to reality, the gym, and refreshments. Looking back on hockey, swimming, volleyball, and basketball, on preparations for parties and rallies, even on cleaning up afterwards, every Cavalier can say, "We've had fun!" MARY JANE BAIRD '58 Cavalier clveerlearlezxr Shan Brown and Phyllis' Grirrinz were 0.fL'lIVl.1' helpers' when llve reel aml while :beereel their team. Roundheads Witlu Betsy and with Pepper the Parrot as their inspiration, the Roundheads' spirit this year has been unflagging. Their firmness of purpose helped them to victory last year. Could they win the cup again this year? That has been the question uppermost in their minds. At roll call they were always found Qwell, almost alwaysj standing erect in straight rows, their collars out, their gym suits neatly pressed, and their socks rolled up in the newest fashion. Not a sound was heard until they were awarded a roll point for that day. Then they gave a sigh of relief and felt they had climbed a bit higher toward their goal, the coveted cup. At the hockey games, every Roundhead was present to cheer her team to success. It was a long season this year, the Roundheads winning the first game amid the shouts and acclamation of their admiring onlookers. After three more games, the season ended in a tie. Nothing daunted, the Roundheads strode into the next season in an optimistic frame of mind, the cup still their goal. This spirit has been typical of the Roundheads this year. If they didn't win a game, neither their arduous practice nor their fine playing diminished, and when they did win-their excitement spilled over into plans for the next rally, the new song, the "Keep the Cup" slogan. MARY JANE BAIRD '58 Romzdheaal vheerleadcr.r Moll f Keil, Szfrafz Smilh, and . 9 . . Ioan Smzley lea! the hlne and while 112 xanga' and cheerf. "5-i. Rozmrlhead rwimmerr Kathy Kimff, Mary T, Malley, Mary K. Malley, and Kafie Solari prepare for a dip in the pool, Sirferr who are .rhillecl at badminton are the Rayhzzrnr, Barbara and Kath y. Spihirig and serving-r,berial Rozmclhead talezztr. t31l EXPE1'l777E77fl77g with a new halavzce in the fhemlxlry laboratory are .fefzioff Galle Rampoldi, Loma Zander, and Carol King. aig ' -li Recilalf, in which they dhplayed their varied mzzfical ahiliiief, mean! prarfire for Charlotte Elmore, fzflie Dazfif, Sandy I'IVilla1'd, and India Rare Polhemm. e e and hele. .. Scene-Jllzdy hallg lime-i.'30 any rlflBWZ00lI,' parzficipazzlf- refidefzl ,fl7ld672lfJ'. f hhW,,. ,,.h . 5 . A e,h.W, LLbh.,, L ,, ,. H ,K , I ,, ,, ,,1,Wvfg'!ggf ,I ,, v QE 4 he hheeihh -EEK .- e e ,mp ,, "xiii, Two talented weaverf, Swan Henkel' and Ellen Ford, have made beautiful and mefzll articles 071 their loomf, U21 Art Jtznlentf Lorna Sannon, Irene Mtlrillo, Annette Garatti, Carmel Pachetean, and fanice Donovan have learned the tech- nig'neJ of variom' art n1edin1.v.c. lam Many of the prettieft rlothey worn on the cantptu are made hy girly in the Jewing vlaffef, among whom are Harriet Caperx, Antoinette Blnnz fwho ha: lineal in France for two yearyj, Maritza Hanhinf fwho wax horn in Mexiro City j, Diana Fong fwho wax horn in Shanghai and now livef in Brazil j, Patriria Selnlner ffronz Sonora, Mexicoj, and Florenria Garda fwhofe home if in Hon- dzzraxj-all have added an international note to the year. f -1 ...fi WWE. eff, Brenda Mdl'JAh7, Ann Defmonzl, and Kate Diepenhrofh. 4 F 5755 S-5 Ternz paper refearfh famed .rtmliotff Jeniorf, Marina Marion, Sandy Sailer, anal Carol Zlffartin among them, to Jpenzl many afternoom' in the library. U31 54 t ii A.. Memberi' of Optima tbir year are Mary forier, Barbara Butcher, Mary jean Murphy, flzlie Daoir, Patricia Rennie, Maureen Hartmamz, Claire Rorick, Kathleen Kimlt, Barbara Baia, Patricia Price, Sheila Mflrzeruey, Antoinette Fairy, Merrilee Gweraler, Marina Marrofr, C ynihia foburtoa, Molly Merrill, Sandra Barg, Roxamza Brown, Margaret lWocl.r, Charlotte Marrtori, jnditla Tobin, Coaeepciorz Wlazgzlez, Margaret Malley. Not ,l1ll'lZIl'EL2l.' Katherine Raybarfz, Katharine Solari. P Optima hat is Optima? At the beginning of this year, we knew that Optima is an honor society, each member of which strives to do her best in all studies and activities. But we found that Optima's rules of admission and even what the society stands for were not really clear to us. From the motto of the California Scholarship Federation Cwith which Optima is afiiliatedj, "Scholarship for Service," we began to define Optima's purpose in terms of service. We decided to set down our ideas in a written constitution with this preamble: We, members of Optima, the honor society, appreciating the education offered us at Dominican and realizing that it leads us to fuller living, desiring to repay and to fulfill this by service to God and to others, in upholding right principles, in endeavoring to do our best in our studies, activities, and other opportunities, in carrying to others the joy of learning, hoping that we may develop more mature students and better women, do establish this Constitution of Optima, and agree to abide by its principles. Wetwanted to embody these ideas further in projects, such as stirring greater interest in contro- versial issues and in such fields of interest as the theatre, television, and painting, sponsoring speakers and student discussions, and having an Optima bulletin board to create interest in early planning for college. Much of this program will have to be accomplished in the future for, although we have had more meetings this year than ever before, most of the fifteen minutes of Tuesday noontimes was spent on the constitution. We hope that clarification of the ideal of service and of the provisions of the constitution will be a guide to future members, enabling them to see more clearly the ways in which they can be a spirited group strivin for truth in all their ursuits, for this is their avowed ur ose. 8 P P P MARINA MARSON '57 Z b n gr in ozir cimzpzu mid our attire. Green wool plaid ffepliicey blue ginghimz, iiml miizcoiztf izml boom izppeiir when, like 50ph0m01f'e,f Diaiziz fimliiie. Amlm Rieflen, Mary jemz Murphy, md Sheila Gorilofi, we 'll672fZl7"6 oiitsizle. 55 Sophomore clarr o jicerr Szzrazz Smitb, Jeanne Poett, Zlffary Donohue, Julie Daoir, and Sue Page arrange a display for preliminary Bazaar raler. E Afro bury Bazaar workers are Barbara Petri, Domza ll7illard, Florian Tnrlzer, and Gerry Yracebarzz. Telephone callr rome from far and near for Cylzlbia John- rtozz, Pattiarme Graham, .Martha Borzdafzza, ana' Dlorab Herrcb. Sophomore Class Dominican Convent San Rafael, California May 27, 1957 Dear Cynnie-Belle, ust think, vacation is here at last, and next year we'll be Jolly Juniors. I know that you will have a wonderful summer in the islands of palm trees and surf, even though it is summer all year long in Hawaii. Since I just heard the good news that you are coming back next semester, I thought Ild write and bring you up to date on our class. When school began last September, we had many "new girls", but now, with one whole year at Dominican behind them, you can't even tell them from the "old-timers." When the night of the First Rally rolled around, I must admit that we felt pretty sure of ourselves compared to a similar night not so long ago when we were freshmen. At the Welcome Party, our skit was really well accepted, even though we did have to change the space theme at the very last minute to one about Judgment Day. Sentence was passed on a chosen few of the student body, all of whom ended up in heaven fof coursej. And then came the elections when we chose our class officers, who have just been marvelous. Julie Davis was elected president, Jeanne Poett vice-president, and Mary Donohue secretary. Susan Smith and Sue Page shared the honors as day student and resident treasurers. Before we knew it, inter-class games were upon us. Pat Mahoney and Mary Donohue, peppy sophomore cheerleaders, led the class in upholding the spirit of the gray and yellow in swimming, volleyball, basketball, practice, practice, and practice. We took our place among the winners ana' the losers. Early in November we presented our party, the first one to be given on the newly varnished gym floor. The story of Peter Pan came to life, but only after hours ffun hours at thatj of meetings and rehearsals. We had such an abundance of sophomore talent that the title role was divided between Pixie Byard and Jeanie Murphy-and no one even noticed. Geometric derigm am! lbeoremr are the prerenl problem for Claudia Reer, Naalyvze Lazuron, Lymiezz Chaney, Maureen Harl- mamr and Vivienne Reinhard. 3 I E563 The Bazaar, with its international theme, was in December. Our booth depicted the stable at jerusalem and the religious motif of Christmas. The diminutive angels and the creches imported from Sweden caught the eye of all prospective buyers. At the Tableaux, sophomores portrayed angels and kings, prophets and shepherds. They were on stage crew and worked lights and sang with Schola and with the student body carolers. Afterwards we went home for Christmas vacation, to return to school three weeks later, with many a New Year's resolution-to go on diets, to win the cup, to conquer geometry, to win the cup, to do our very best in finals, and, especially, to win the cup. Spring arrived with a flourish, and with it came the spring production. Over one-fourth of the cast of Outline were sopho- mores, and that's not even counting stage crew. QI told you the sophomores were very talentedlj Oh, speaking of talent, you should have been here for the Song Festival. Our theme was Ham Cbiiriifm Amlerrefz. I'm sure you've heard all the beautiful songs from the motion picture. It was hard to choose which ones to sing, but we finally decided, everyone liked "Anywhere I Wander" best of all. To come down a little closer to the present, these last few weeks have been wonderfully hectic. First was the supper that we gave for the seniors. From then on, we practiced our songs for Class Night. Student body elections were very exciting, partly because we knew the upper-classmen better this year. The Last Rally, Prize Day, and Class Night were really thrilling, and the sophomores came through with flying colors: winning awards, singing songs, becoming G.A.A. members. As I think of everything that has happened this year, a huge gray and gold 1959 stands out most clearly: sophomores with their noses in Romeo- mmf jz4li.ez',' sophomores on the phone and at the teahouse, Jeanne and Andra winning the contest for alcove decor, sophomore resident students picnicking at Paganini's, sophomores helping to fill buses going to operas, plays, symphonies, and Federation meetings, the class of '59 receiving cards and cords from Mother justin, sophomores working hard for the Cavaliers or Roundheads at parties, rallies, games, Susan, Molly, and joan in their cute blue and white cheerleading outfits, in short, sopho- mores helping to make their school spirit contagious. I'm starting to get misty-eyed again, and so I'cl better say "Aloha" until next year at D.C. Love, KATHY fKathleen Kindt '59y Lirienlfzg lo remrclr ir n fazfnrile parfime of Connie Velazqzzez, Barham Bain, Deborah Oppenheimer, Ruth Delgadillo and NHTZCJI Czzlfnepper. 57 Engaged in cozzvenmlioaz on lheir may from the book r!m'e are Patty Comrorr, fomz Smiley, Mary Amie Bowen, foelle Oyster, Molly Kell, Sheila Grady, Beverly Di.w11f1ke.f, and Pnfricia Mahoney. Peggy UVo0dr, Szmzvz Niggemmr, Kazfbleezz Kimlt, janet Byard, and Carole Hart pmelice diligently for the spring Seng Ferllml. Sloppilzg for ri bil of rolwelwaliofz belweelz :lnrrer are Llmlfz Pierce, Barbara: Bfzrrber, Sharon fozzer, A1111 Pfulel, and lean Stepbemozz. The Bazaar The Jevziorr' main booth dirpefzred not only "Travel I7Zf01'777:ZIfl07ZH but alro mifcellaneollr objertr from azrozmd the worlrl. Fascinating foreign countries were on the itinerary for the S.S. Czzriiuzr when it set sail from Hanify Hall on December 2, after the christening of the 1956 Bazaar. First stop was a port in Japan. This unusual booth featured a large piece of driftwood used to display jewelry and shells. Earrings and cuff links had copper backings with glass-sprinkled surfaces, necklaces and bracelets were of tiny white shells. Seniors also sold bamboo chopsticks, white rice bowls with hand-painted blue designs, teapots, and Oriental trays. From japan it was a long journey to the Holy Land. The sophomores decorated their booth with the words of the prophecies and with a three-dimensional manger scene which radiated the real meaning of Christmas. Medals, rosaries, and other religious articles were carefully arranged on black velvet, and handsomely illustrated volumes on liturgical art attracted booklovers. After our visit to the Holy Land, we steamed into a small Italian harbor. Italy was represented by the seniors as a yellow flower cart, instead of being piled high with blossoms, it was loaded with foods, spices, and other Italian imports. Two or three yellow Italian chairs, gaily decorated with flowers, were placed nearby, not for comfort, but for would-be profit, 1 Germany proved to be next on the schedule. The freshmen had turned their nook into a quaint German toy shop, a child's delight. Stones provided a sturdy wall for many a Humpty Dumpty to sit upon. A special corner of this Black Forest toy shop was set aside for Roundhead-Cavalier pennants, caps, and stuffed animals. The rest of the shop had toys of every size, shape, color, and description, which were stared at unceasingly by pairs of children's eyes the size of saucers. A Pmiriorz rialezofzlk cafe, jzmiorr' oerrion, war the ideal rerling place. I58fl Hoffmfzzfr Toy Shop war the Zamle of freshman Bazaar rzctivitier. The home of culinary art was our next stop, France in general, but specifically Paris. The juniors had their tables arranged fi la a sidewalk cafe, complete with tree-lined boulevard and, watching over the whole scene, a very paternal-looking Eiffel Tower. juniors had a gay kitchen too, furnished with a pot-bellied stove, and mock pots and pans of burnished copper hanging from the wall. Although we timed our arrival for the lunch hour, weary travelers stopped here all day long. Sweden was the last stop before the final leg of the journey across the Atlantic and across the United States fa versatile ship, ourslj to home port at Hanify Hall. Swedish candlesticks, animal figures, casseroles, and other Northland imports were featured at a booth decorated with Christmasy evergreen boughs. The United States was represented by another senior class booth which sold almost everything to be found on Main Street, U.S.A.: figurines, stationery, aprons, felt Christmas stockings, and eyeglass cases studded with sequins. The prize stockings, handmade by us, had felt snowmen and sequin stars, while the most distinctive eyeglass cases sported bejeweled hands and elephants outlined in pearls. Too soon the maiden voyage of the S.S. Carimr was over, her trip around the world made safely in the name of charity, her cargo of dollars soon to be shipped back to foreign ports. MARY HAYNES '57 l l The Jopbomore bomb had 472 fIfJPl'0Pl'ifIf8 H oly Land rafting. 39 Christmastide By ligblivzg lbe cmzrller at the beginning of Tableanx, Kafe Diepenbrork ami Ami Cbriffimz Alvarez ibm began 0111- .rlory of iloe lmdiriomzl Chrirtmar. Scbola mrolerr, will: muffler, Cc1fIJ', rmrver, and miftem, 1fiJiiMfz1'in Cofmfy laorllzimli' 01111711 g the Cbriflnzaf refzyon. 540 Tlie curtains in Angelico Hall opened slowly, revealing an angel appearing to the Blessed Virgin, a scene from a Fra Angelico fresco. Thus began one of the most beautiful stories ever known to man. Starting with the Annunciation and ending with the Adoration of the Angels, this was the Christmas Tableaux of 1956. The audience fcomposed principally of friends, proud parents, and alumnae who return each year, or after an absence of many yearsj watched with amazement if they had never witnessetd the production before, and with satisfaction if they had. They watched the studied, near-perfection of each motion, and were, for an hour, taken back through time to the early Christian days in Nazareth. Throughout the play, every voice inflection and gesture spoke plainly of hours of practice. Every girl, Mary to the smallest shepherd, carried herself with the dignity befitting such an occasion. As the prophets rose and foretold the events of the next scene, they gave an illusion of being ancient, dignihed wise men. The voices of the angels floated distinctly through the Hall as they spoke "to the last row in the balcony," directions heard at every rehearsal. Then, when all the scenes were over, the production suddenly ended, to the appreciative applause of an audience reluctant to break the mood. With it ended the weeks of tension preceding the last dress rehearsal and the performance. Ended, too, was the responsibility felt by director, cast, Tbe final :tene of om' Cbrirtmax Tableaux, tbe Adorfzlion of lbe Angel! rlimaxer the rzevewcbmzg- ing Cbriitvzfli' rlory jiorlrnyeel by Fm Angelica and performed fm- mm!! y by fbe .rmderztr of Dvmifzimn Convent. and production crew. One by one each individual departed, leaving only a bare stage and a darkened theater. There was no visible trace left of the joy and worry that, when combined, help to achieve a good Tableaux. There had been moments of joy: when each girl saw her name on the bulletin board, and realized that she was accepting the honor and responsibility of being a member of this special production, then, the first time she went through her part, and learned her new lines, posi- tions, and motions, the pleasure when she had actually finished her part and realized, with a start, that it was all over, and that for a few moments she really had been an angel, or a shepherd, or a saint. But also into every venture go the trying moments, and this production had its quota: the near frenzy when, with only a few days left, the Blessed Mother caught poison oak and had to be replaced, although she returned just in time for the final performance, the nervousness of the angels as they teetered down the narrow steps, positive that this time they would surely trip and ily unglamorously to the stage below, the place in the second scene where everyone waited with bated breath for the crash when a member of the stage crew regularly fell from her precarious position atop a ladder, and the struggle of the prophets trying not to stare into space while awaiting, their cues, thus giving the appearance of being in a trance. - But, to the surprise of all, there were no last minute disasters, the performance came and went, and only the memory remained. The departing audience took with them the real meaning of Christmas, inspired, we hoped, by our performance. But the cast and stage crew gained the richest reward. They had the satisfaction of working together and in the true Christmas spirit for the results they desired and finally achieved. ELIZABETH RINGROSE ,58 The .rocial event of the Jeezrorz ir lbe ,Daffy given lffrdizfimzally by ibe jfmior clara' on ibe wzigbt before we leave for vacezlian. Glowing cemdle- ligbt and festive decowziiom' adv! I0 lbe gay nlmoipbere of fbe bolidfzy dzmzer. wir iff -Z my E - l 'fi' 2, - si, ,, if as " " 1 K "Complete, Pillef'-noofz roll in lhe lower hall of Sfzimf Tb07lNlJ if a dfzil y occlfrrefzre for refiderzf xlfzdemir. ' IWhile Bohr Bain helpf Sharon fone! Jelerf Il periodical from the New meh pm'rhm'ed hy the fzlzrzmme, fellow Boohcrnflen Linda Pierre, Carole Hari, :md femz Sfephemon proceed with their lihrory dnliex. Here and There: L15 , , ,MV kj Navy daughter Tonzi Fohy .vhfzrey her erofa'-ronlifzefzl rorrefpozzd- ence with her 1'00772772lIlE, Merrilee Gwerder. M23 Lefzrzling for the City and lhe Friday fzflernoon .rymph01zy: Ann H!1J'J'1?!IZl77l, Snmlm Hmmflm, Am: Ch7l'lJ'llI7d Almrez, and Cora Belle Swfmxlon. wfgse 1112,-, ,AQ-ff ,--V.'- ' N514 -V , , .-,- -we-71 lfbl7ll7l661' Pink Lacliey Deanna De1VIa1'lin, Kalhy Reilly, and fan Dalton, who work at Nfarin General Hoypilal eafh lwalneyday, prarfieed lheir 77lH'J'l7lg lalenfx on Mary fonex. Gut of Class l H High power nzic1'oJcopeJ' ana? other laboratory equipment at Marin General Hofpilal inlrignea' fnlnre lechnieianf Maureen Brown, Vivienne Reinharrl, Katie Allen, and Lincla Lohenherg. Lellevzf from home are 6.l'f78L'l!1lly exeiling when home ix far away, ay if IJ for Shan Brown fSalenz, Oregonj, Priyeilla jardine fl-Ionolzzlnj, Swan Slllbbl fTwen!ynine Palnzyj, and Agfzef Del- gadlllo I N iearagna j . v Day Jlzlrlenly Florence N elxon, Denny Decker, Mary Fwlncif Pin- heiro, and Mary Elizahefh M7I7'1'djl have a daily jawn! lo and from Jrhool, rain or Jhine. D451 5 A D443 A Glossary of Dominican Terms fabriclgeclj ALGEBRA: the 2x that is supposed to equal 10, the mystery of sined numbers and the torture of pluses and minuses, the C+ on your first report card, usually accompanied by an avid interest in tennis lessons, audible and visible through the windows on the left. l CARDS: a tradition that happens every Saturday afternoon. It is the energy behind the sudden activity of the shoe polish cloth and the frantic hair brush, the 'shifting of positions, the twiddling of thumbs, the premature gray hairs. "Cards" means day students' letters to parents they see and talk to every day. "Cards" is the walking around sideways in a semicircle while we wonder at our fate, the possibility of falling over our very own two feet at the crucial moment. CLOCK: a complicated mechanism in the study hall, a plain square in the classroom, its shining complexion boasting a revolving nose and twelve beauty marks. It adjusts itself to the occasion: during classes it moans of hours, at recreation it gleefully ticks off seconds. In tests it cheats, allowing a speed-up movement of ticks and tocks. Anyone who looks at it may feel doomed, saved, excited, grumpy, woeful, or triumphant. ENGLISH: that which is impossible. No matter how correct, it is always wrong. English is the loophole in Optima, the morning rooster and night light permission. English is eye strain and brain friction, the persecutor of charm and the pathway to success. English is the subject parents know but can't explain. Made up of laws, it functions by exceptions. Having the largest vocabulary, it can exist on slang. English is this! HOMEWORK: in general, the prologue or epilogue to every class, in particular, the assignments often accompanied by headache and worry. Examples: the paper on Edgar Allan Poe's effect of totality in "The Masque of the Red Death," the chemistry problem which asks to what temperature a gas measuring 400 ml. at a temperature of 250 C. and under a pressure of 800 mm. must be cooled if its volume is to be reduced to 350 ml. when the pressure falls to 740 mm. Less well-known meanings of the word: favorite pastime for "intellectuals," work- tool for knowledge. PARTY: weeks of planning, discussing, thinking about decorations, skits, and refreshments, even more weeks of drawing, painting, cutting, of practicing songs and lines. A party is hanging crepe paper, pinning backdrops, and making costumes. It is "your own clothes" and laughter and punch and cookies, and cleaning up afterwards. It is starting to hang miles of gum drops and changing your mind, chasing a turkey across a stage, pinning celestial doors which won't pin. More than any of the above meanings, however, a party is the glow of having contributed to a successful event. REHEARSAL: the beginning, the budding, the disclosing of a fullness, a wholeness, an epitome. It is the notes of a term paper, the material, thread, and zipper for a new dress. As the beginning of friendship, it is an introduction: as the beginning of study, it is the protoplasm, the diagramming of a sentence, the learning how to light a bunsen burner, the conjugating of a Latin verb. It is the "hello" of a telephone conversation. Rehearsal sometimes is that empty, uncertain, skeptical sinking of the heart before cards fsee abovej. It is Living Pictures, Tableaux, Ondirze. It is the first sight of open country, the first breath of fresh air in spring vacation. It is the warm rain that produces plants, growing, pushing, budding, curling, flowering, ripening, bursting. ROOM 4: a classroom among the many in St. Thomas Hall, but much more besides. Room 4 is geometry, compasses, rulers, circles and angles and arcs and polygons and parallel lines. Room 4 is physics and religion and Spanish, but then again it is planning and laughter and fun too. It is sophomore class meetings and decoration painting and coaching for inter-class games. It is Welcome Party and Peter Pan and Hans Christian Andersen. Room 4 is working and playing, silence and shouting, misery and gladness, but most of all it is the heart of the sophomore class. ROUNDHEADS: a team made up of half of the girls at Dominican, who wear blue at gym, who honor Pepper as their mascot and Betsy as their captain. They are the "spirit" in "school spirit", they are the fourth leg of a table. Roundheads are the cornerstone of Dominican Upper School. Ant. Cavaliers: name of other Dominican athletic team. SOUP: a fifteen-minute event which occurs daily at 10:30 A.M., except on Sundays and Wednesdays, a liquid which gives a warm feeling on cold days, an inner protection against the buffeting wind, an opportunity to catch up on all that has happened in the first half of the morning. SPIRIT: usually used in conjunction with the word school, an indefinable phrase on the tip of everyone's tongue. It is the yellow and white pompous on Play Day, the cheering at every game and rally until we can't talk, the everlasting "point for the cup." It is the dime in the United Crusade container at the teahouse. School spirit keeps the new gym floor shiny, it makes a party that starts from a small inspiration turn into a huge successg it brings an auditorium full of girls for Tableaux tryouts. Announcements on the study hall bulletin board and at roll, rushing for a Time Om! deadline-these are school spirit too. School spirit is the meetings, meetings, meetings at noon and recess. It is a girl so involved in studies, sodality, stagecrew, teams, classes, and Bazaar that 'she hasn't a spare moment. Spirit is life, and it is school spirit that keeps a school alive. Compiled by: DIANE BREGANTE '57, ANTOINETTE CARAMI1-Io '57, MARY JONES '57, MOLLY MERRILL '57, SHARON MORPHY '57, CRESSEY WALLACE '57, ELIZABETH RINGROSE '58, BARBARA BAIN '59, KATHLEEN KINDT '59. :li I 5p Z0 blue Jkies, the bfzwtlaorn in bloom, fmgmizt !7l0.f.f077Z.f, and for jZl7Zi01'.Y-61772072 g them Lydia Abt, Kiztbizrine Solari, Ma1'ga1'et W1'igbt, Pfayllif O'C0mzeZl, and Prifcilla fmdivze-the lofzg-awaited moment of their Ring Tea. 45 N 'ff rfem ga-.sfs ff - U- .2 :ANI tiff' i - 3 ?c?': 3 Enermax.. 215252231452 X. W Diana Fongh' lonely znanzlarin foal if aalnzireal by Karen Mil- lard, Pazfrivia Lynch, Sllrrzzz Trewfezfl, joan Beblow, and Lorna Smnron. . . , Y N, 1 . FY, . -W 5 V - .1 Trying on rings in prelbarafion for "the big event," ine Ring Tea, are Kaffe Allen, Linda Lobenlaerg, Swan Dinkelrpiel, Diane Smith, Kathy Rayburn, and Nancy Faulkner. Shan and ber gnifar fennel an enlbnfiarlie azrafienre in joan Raonl-Dnwal, Mirlvael Mary Hanraban, Pazfla MfAI'dl6, anal Brenzla Marin. H63 "Cberking ln" wilb Pall! Meyer-Snran Stnbbf, Indy Tobin, and Merrilee Gwerzler. unior Class September begins, we come back to D. C., Older and wiser, juniors are we! Now anticipating a wonderful year, Our summer's fun we want you to hear. But summer days fadeg we get down to business- CWe've succeeded, you be the witnessj- To studies and parties and things that we like, First a morning "Rim o' the World" hike. The weekends and concerts come now in the fallg We hostess a folk dance in Hanify Hall. Next year we will proctor, this year we practice, Always observing wise senior tactics. With upper-class meetings we're so busy now. Planning a food booth? Juniors know how. The theme of our food booth is "La Tour Eiffel , Acting for charity, we do well. 11. nnior day .rlndemir Florenre Nelyon, Maureen Brmwz, Denny Decker, 'Indy O'Connell, and Carol Mifnlloeb made good nie of new lockers: Secretly working on plans since September, Christmas Party's one to remember. The last carol is sung and spirits are gay, It's homeward-bound for a holiday. Back from our vacation, and it's a new year. "XWin the cup, juniors," the cry we hear. We settle to study, thinking of college, Hours are spent gathering knowledge. Our studying seems to have its own reward, Some juniors receive, with cards, a cord. In spring we go swimming and play tennis too. Demerits given-we get a few. The year's passing quickly, the end's drawing near. Semester's 'most over, Ring Tea's here. We dwell on memories of things we have done, Realize with joy the battles we've won. Junior year's over, it will not be returnedg Being together, lesson's we've learned. The time moves more swiftly, good-hyes must be said. Hopes high for next year, hail Blue and Red! Our year is completed, tears shed, summer's come! God-speed '57, we've seniors become. ANTOINETTE FAHY '58 Toni Faby, Alice ll700.6Zl1U!11'd, fan Dalton, Kalny Reilly, Mary jane Baird, and Snzanne Keri' rontribnled their literary talent! lo the junior-Senior' Edition of Tinle Ont. ,, al, , l jwzrfssaexii "lIVill the meeting pleare rome lo order?" aye: junior flair prefident Sheila Mclnerny, while fellow olmreri Anne IVill- enllr, Elizabeth Riizrore, Kale Diepenbrork, and faniee Donovan look on. fnnior Cavalieri Ann Desmond, fndy Lzicar, Maria Wlazgzzez, Sandy Barg, and Irene Mzzrillo bnrily worked on decoration! for the Dirneyland party. H71 Eugenie f.S'arzdy Willar'd, here portrayed by Michael Maz'y Hd7Z7'dbd71j watcher nr Aagzzrfe f.S'ba1z Brozwzj intfodzzrer their daughter, Orzdifze I Molly Merrillj, to the clafbirzg Prince Hemi fMary fmze Bairclj. Us Gndine Comedy . . . fantasy . . . mystery . . . melodrama . . . tragedy . , . farce . . . ? Wluat type of drama would be appropriate for Spring Production 1957? By late january, consideration of present choral, dramatic, and dancing talent pointed to the choice of Onafine. Soon the name was on everybody's lips, and the charming fantasy was creating a light atmosphere which pervaded tryouts and rehearsals and inspired a lengthy list of volunteers for stage crew. As time went on, this whimsical mood accelerated its pace to one of hasty activity, parts were awarded, and yellow play books protruded from jacket, and even bathrobe, pockets. Sets were designed, and the Hoor of Aquinas Hall acquired a brown paper covering. The play Ofzdine, written by jean Giraudoux, is based on an old French legend. A similar story with the title Umiine has been found among the tales of early German literature, indicating that people who live in countries which border on large bodies of water usually create their own folk-tales of water sprites. Giraudoux's version of Ondifze was adapted for the American stage by Maurice Valency, who has also translated and adapted most of Moliere's plays. Because he knows American theatregoers so well, he did not make a literal translation, instead, for the long philosophical conversations he substituted some humorous touches which had a distinct Times Square flavor. Our script was neither pure Giraudoux nor pure Valencyg in some fifteen short passages we used our own translation in order to preserve the Gallic Havor of the original and, at the same time, the expert theatrical craftsmanship of the adaptation. Ours is the only amateur production of Ondilze which has been given west of Vassar College. Ondine opens in the humble home of a German peasant couple. Because the husbandls occupation is that of a fisherman, the pair has chanced upon and adopted the charming water sprite, Ondine. fThe French word for a water sprite, omfine, is used in this play as a proper noun, the name of the leading characterj The absence of class distinction in Ondine's early marine life had not prepared her for the sharp discriminations which she found on earth. Her difficulty in adapting herself to these situations became very evident when a young knight from a distant castle, Hans von Witteiisteiii zu Witteiistein, sought temporary hospitality in the fisherman's home. During his stay Hans and Ondine inevitably fell deeply in love. They returned to the young nobleman's domain where, before their marriage was solemnized, each made the vow of lifelong devotion which was traditionally supposed to precede the wedding of a water sprite, if this vow was broken by infidelity on the part of either bride or groom, an old law required that the ondine return to her watery birthplace, where she would remain forever oblivious Ofzdifze if prarefzled to the haughty Prifzcerr Bertha fCfzr0l Mdl'fi7Zj at the rest of the C our! watches. of her earthly existence. The wedding took place, and the young pair was very happyg but, as time went on, Ondine found it increasingly difficult to conform to court custom. Furthermore, she became suspicious that Hans' interest in his first fiancee, Berthe, was reviving. In order to escape this unhappy atmosphere, Ondine pretended to break her vow by smiling on Bertram, a palace attendant. Here, although a tragic conclusion to the marriage and the play hung imminently in view, comedy was introduced in the person of the eccentric judges who were involved in indicting Ondine for her supposed infidelity. The French always have played romantic fantasy in an impressionistic way, and we preserved this aspect of the original play too. Since such an effort is principally achieved by skilful lighting, stage crew had more than its usual quota of challenges to meet. Some of the results which materialized were so striking that, for once, the audience too was aware of these unseen powers at work. This was Ozzdirze, performed in Angelicoi Hall on the Dominican campus on Sunday, the tenth of March, at half after two o'clock-another memorable spring production. SUZANNE KERR '58 The lhree Ozzdifzer fSharozz Morphy, Katie Solari, and Cynthia johnilouj are ejfecfi-zfely ignored hy THE Orzdifze fM0!ly Merrillj and Ham fMary fave Baird.j 49 Time OI!! Edifor .Molly Me1'r'ill and her arrirtafzl, Sazamze Kerr, plamzed page layozzfr and more page layoalr. Haifa?-9669 00E4GEtEfriit?000f oeoaemomeei aeooeeomoae Mary Haynei and Barbara Kerr wrote lellerr regzzerf- mg exchange copier of other .rrhool paperr. Prorlizcliofz Manager .Mary Alice Thorizfon and Kathy Reilly, her airrirfarzt, mimeographecl all hal the larl irme of Time Oat, which war p1'ofey.s'io1zally primeal. 550 Time Cut With ink-spattered hands that appear to be perma- nently blue, mimeographers of the Time Om' staff return from the typing room, weary but triumphant. The latest edition is finished, it need only be dis- tributed. This is the finale of Time Oat, but let's return to the first act. Time: Monday afternoon. Place: journalism Room. Starring Molly Merrill and co-starring Suzanne Kerr, this production also has an able supporting cast. Produced by Mary Alice Thornton, the presentation has turned to a more simple, direct style of journal- ism than in former years. Scene I begins with the assigning of articles. The stage is filled with emoting actresses, either the reporters are violently pleased with their assignments or they are in the depths of despair. In either case, Scene II finds the articles being written Qthough perhaps with diffrcultyj, typed, made ready for the make-up sheet, and then typed again. Then begin the final scenes of produc- tion, a kaleidoscope of shifting mimeograph crews as the blue ink begins to fly. Wl1en the curtain finally rings down, all those connected with the production await the applause which signifies their endeavor has brought pleasure to the audience. Occasionally it has brought displeasure, then friendly controversy has stimulated articles for the next production. KATHARINE SOLARI ,58 Peggy Wborlr and jzzdy Tobin happily ported ihe lalerzf ifmer on the jofzfmzliwz Room hzzllelin hoard. Veritas When spring is just around the corner, increasing activity engages the Veritas staff. If a casual observer were to sit down unobtrusively in the back of Room 6, the bewildering comings and goings of staff members might arouse a certain amount of admiration: "How can they possibly keep track of what they're doing?,' On closer inspection, however, all is not chaos. In some quiet spot a writer takes pen in hand and begins to scribble, emphasizing the essential idea. "And if this idea doesn't capture the spirit?" queries the watcher. Then a new idea is tried. Only this time it is more than an idea, it is an inspiration. It is mulled over, probed gently from every angle, until it really fits. And still, somehow fno one ever knows quite howj, deadlines are met, perhaps the editor's prodding reminders have something to do with this. Meanwhile the business staff is working system- atically, writing l'Please given and "Thank you" let- ters in an all-out endeavor to find necessary financial help. The art staff is busy too, making page after page of sketches, trying, as do the writers, to achieve perfection. Eventually this solitary observer of near- chaos would conclude that there really is order in the chaos, method in the madness, direction in the dashings. KATHARINE SOLARI '58 The oleleil and lhe newer! -,Kafhy Kind! leafy through Wrilar 1956 while Sandy Barg explorer Wrirar .7 918. S F ia. l ii l s Qf' 51 Wtrilar Eflilor Mary fairer azzel her a.rrirfai1f, Elizabeth Rifigrofe, plamlecl lilerally e-very rgzrare ilzch of ihe dnmnzy. i . i if Senior reprereazfalive fzfcly Freilar, Veritas Barifzeir iVla11agerPawela Dirhie, and her arrirlafzl, Afzrze Will- mllf, wrole lellerr reqzferfing roalrihzzliorzre-avzzl more leflerr Jayifzg "Thanh yon." W1'i!a5 w1'iI'e1'r Zlflary fame Baird, Anloiwelle Fahy, and Katherine Rayhzmy looherl for impiralzorz for their arlleler-afzel talked about "an Ia'ea."' 52 "G'?"l: .MQ , ill 12 ,,.if:,l was " ' ' S W wg' j L ,l , .SJ Y I f x L N j A ,af V j 'J L ' ' ' , F 2 we V ' X ' , f' xi' w ' I 'few-A 1 Ail, l r I """N', ,j ,, j , j, M-1 v a pi, XTi,,.f.E 3, W ,. .M nm- , ,,, ,.,, Memherr 0fS1fzzderzt Cozzrzcil lhii year were: fifff row, Clare Rorirh, Phyllir Grirrirrz, Gaile Rampolrli, Mary Alice Tharrilarz, Sheila Mrlrzerrzyp Jeroml row, frzdilh Murphy, julie Davir, Crerrey Wallace, Charlotte Marstorr, Patricia Remgieg fhiral row, Elizabeth Spear, Mary loner, Maria Loriire Aldrele, Patricia Price, Margaret Malley, Molly Merrill, Cara azz Poett. Student Council To give an exact definition of Dominican's Student Council is difficult because this group has so many functions. As an executive body, it has a president and "cabinet members," heads of various school organizations and of the four classes. As a legislative body, it forms, modifies, changes, and abolishes, with faculty approval, certain rules and customs that it deems pertinent to student welfare. As a judicial body, it carries out all regulations to the best of its ability, and when a serious infraction of rules occurs, it reasons with and justly punishes the guilty. As a fun-loving group, it sponsors many spirited affairs aimed to improve school spirit and to prove Student Council's productiveness. At the initial student body meeting, questionnaires asking what Student Council is and what it ought to be were given to each student. The answers were diverse, and Student Council immediately began attempting to live up to the laudatory comments and to correct the alleged faults. After a request from the students presented during one of the monthly meetings, each issue of the unpredictable paper, Time Oat, contained an article giving a summary of Student Council's latest actions and decisions. As another fall activity, Student Council sponsored a Room Contest. Money orders were awarded to seniors Carolan Poett and Judy Murphy for their red and white room, and to sophomores Jeanne Poett and Andra Rieden for their outstanding alcove. Another of this group's earliest activities was to draw up a list of classical and currently popular records for the benefit of the resident students. When 1957 and the second semester arrived, Student Council's accomplishments became more noticeable. Probably their most memorable fete was their own first birthday party, which they gave for themselves. During a meeting the whole student body was invited to attend g they responded whole- heartedly, and consequently there was almost complete attendance, including the day students who travel farthest to school. After a journalism class discussion that clarified a growing realization that school Stfldenl Cozmril member Galle Ram- poldl bellbed French Club Preiideizl Mary HHQIJZEJ write ber rlzzbir com!!- izztiorz. Art Club Preridemf fmzice Dwzowzrz wdr aided by Maria Lozlire Aldrete. clubs frequently had too many members and consequently had little to show in the way of accomplishment, Student Council members in the class took the matter to their next meeting. The paper staff had also decided that this condition was not from lack of interest, but from the urge to engage in too many activities, in the end having no time to do anything thoroughly. As a remedy, Student Council started each club president working with a Student Council member to revise the club charters. The results went into effect shortly thereafter. Stressing the positive approach to school life, Student Council also sponsored a Merit Contest. First it was necessary to determine the number of merits to be given and under what circumstances. Each month a prize was awarded to the girls who gained the greatest number of merits. The first winners were Sandra Hannum and Suzanne Kerr, resident and day student respectively. Student Council's greatest reward came when a gold trophy was presented to Cressey Wallace, Dominican's chairman, in recognition of our student body's collecting the largest amount of money per person in a competitive Teens Against Polio drive among the Marin County high schools. This was the most obvious example of school spirit that Student Council exhibited among themselves and, through each member's leadership in her individual field, inspired among the members of the student body. Webster might have written: Student Council if cl body of student lerzderr ermblifbifzg rzzley and exampler and prorrzoring fznz and rcboollrpirit. MOLLY MERRILL '57 While Mfr. Wczgfzer d'Ale.v.ri0, al Domizzicmz nlzmzmz, and Ldzzm Vkrobey, Cozmty Cbtllflliflll of TAP, wrztcbed, Mrr. Wfilliam FllJ'J'El777fZ7Z praremfed tbe Marcb of Dimer Drive irapby I0 Crefrey lwzllrzre. Tbe room context .rpwziored by Smdeul Cornzcil may won by Cnrolmz Poe!! and flzdy Mzlrpby. Tbeir red mid 'wbile room fea- lfzred at bzdleiizz board reruizzirrezzl of the Firrl Rally and otber Jcbool erfemtr. .wsu E sl ,aa U51 A lrarberrhop gfzarlezf-and friefzdr-added to the Gay Niizefier atmofphere of the Senior Parry. THE opening rocial event of the year ir the Fifi! Rall y. Barbara Bain war welromed by Roznzdbeaa' Captain Berry Spear ar G. A.A. Prerizlent Indy Murphy watcbefl Cavalier Captain Carolafz Poet! eongralzzlate Clare Rorick. Pitiak birthday war enjoyed by the whole rrbool ar everyone partitipatecl in the gay rpiril aml fmz am! celebrated all day long. if 54 l Parties Tl1.e most time-consuming part of end-of-the-year pack- ing is taking down a bulletin board. Every single silly or significant item in the jumble leads to reminiscing. An old blue balloon, not very inflated, and "My heart belongs to the Cavaliers" evoke the First Rally, the fan- fare and speeches of a political convention. The Blue and White delegation from Coos Bay, Oregon, and the Red and White from Hillsborough, California, convened to pick the names of new members from the gold cup. New girls, especially, waited in suspense to see who would follow the Roundhead blue or the Cavalier red. A week later, new girls became old girls at the Welcome Party, the freshmen showing us Mars-men's fand their ownj first impressions of Dominican, the sophomores predicting, with embarrassing revelations, the fate of certain seniors on judgment Day, the juniors helping us to observe Eloise in action on campus, and the seniors with a song of advice, "Be Prepared." We celebrated Sister Maurice's Feast Day on a sunny holiday, and on Pitta's birthday sang, "Pitta Price Is Good Ricef' For the first time seniors were invited to the alumnae luncheon and fashion show in Hawthorn Court. Impressed by the large group and the various ages of alumnae, the Class of '57 felt proud and happy that they too would soon be members of this group. Halloween was Student Council's surprise scare in study hall- screams, "ghosts," cold hands, and then black and orange refreshments. With bright invitations in the shape of mushrooms, sophomores beckoned the other classes to a delightful evening in Peter Pan's Never-Never Land, where mushrooms appeared again, this time edible ones. Throughout the year our days were interspersed with birthdays fwe love the happy surprise of the girl who didn't expect a cakej, motion pictures, interclass games, cup dinners, and square dances. Bookcrafters, Optima, and French Club had little parties. Spanish Club had a gay time at the Mariana, Mexican atmosphere, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, chiles rellenos, frijoles, American music, and all. With the colder days of winter came the joyousness of Christmas. Schola was feted at a dinner party lovely both for the decorations of deep blue and silver and the centerpiece of a white Madonna set in snow-whitened evergreens, and for the after-dinner singing, a pleasant initiation of new members. After the last Tableaux prac- tice, we went to the gym and, around the lighted tree and the blazing fire, sang carols in French and Spanish, as well as in the more customary Latin and English. The lighting of the Advent Wreath by the four class presidents began the Christmas Party beautifully. With a rustle of crino- lines, we sat down to a holiday dinner. Later, in the gym fwhich felt cozily homelike in spite of its sizej, juniors gave excellent entertainment-a skit about a family with a funny bow-wowing dog, a radio play about a skeptical inn-keeper on the first Christmas, and the real privilege of hearing Annette Brophy sing. Of course Santa Claus came, with gifts from the juniors for all, and with surprise gifts from the seniors for the hostesses. In january, seniors, with their special project in mind, modeled ski clothes and showed a movie which inspired the more energetic of us to take to the snow-covered slopes on weekends. On a Wednesday night Student Council gave a birthday dinner party, followed by a romantic motion picture of adventure on the Sahara. Whose birth- day? Why, its own, of course! A three-dimensional castle complete with drawbridge invited Roundheads to the Cavaliers' creation of Disney- land in northern California. Together with the family of six on stage, we saw Snow White, heard Uncle Remus tell his Tar Baby story, observed dangerous Indians from afar, were impressed with the ferocity of Captain Hook, and took a glimpse into the future with Gyro Gearless. Bven more fun was the audience contest afterwards, the impersonations fa demerit-crazy senior, the "Wild One"j and the descriptions fsafety pins, paper clipsj without using hands. We spent an old-fashioned evening at the theatre when the seniors presented "West of East Lynne," a Gay Nineties melodrama. This hilarious spoof of the Boston bluebloods, starring Charles, the Cockney valet, Montague Chumley, the dashing hero, Caleb Quotem, the villainous lawyer, and Velvet Vanderhorse, the beautiful society belle, ended on a happy note. Montague dill marry Velvet and eliafn'1f have to stay on the same continent with his mother-in-law, a commanding and money-loving society dowager. Soon it was the lower classmen's turn again. Freshmen, for their very first Qand very successfulj attempt at party- giving, chose mid-Lenten rejoicing with Saint Patrick. In April the sophomores provided a Hans Christian Andersen theme for the Song Festival. The hawthorn bloomed just in time for Dominican Day, when we proudly showed our friends every nook and cranny of our school and campus. And Senior Fun Night helped along the Senior Project and entertained us all. May was ushered in by the day students' fashion show for spring and summer, while the theme of the Roundhead Party was a well-kept secret until almost the last minute. The whirl for seniors started with an alumnae luncheon in their honor and continued with the Junior-Senior din- ner, a supper party at which the sophomores entertained, and an outdoor luncheon given by the freshmen. Finally, after Graduation, was the long-anticipated Senior Ball. But before that climax to the year's social season, juniors had received their rings from the seniors at a pleasant ceremony on the East Lawn, both classes then joining their mothers for tea, the gold cup had been awarded at the Last Rally, and student body officers had formally handed on their offices to their successors at an impressive candle- light ceremony on Class Night. Then it was time for reminiscing together, looking back on the happy festivities of this and other years, and writing voluminous good wishes in the year books we saw for the first time that night. . MARINA MARSON '57 , Seniorr prerenteel ez nzelodrmmz, "Wert of Earl Lynne," mf their pre-Lenten party. I Colleen conridered Deznnyir Mayoral, the Reg Mein and flue Maker of Ferrer .rpeczzlezzfed on the azztronze, and Slepbnnie Shane and jennifer Reznney nzjlvlnreel lbe moment on flin- nll par! of flee Frerbnzan Fafzlnriez. l Al ine Cmmliez' puffy, Anne Dermond, Anloineffe Cam- l 77lfb0, fzzlie Holler, Peztzieiez HlL'k717d7l, and Anne lWillr1zltr were Dirneylanel cbez1':rcie1'.r. A E551 56 Pamil Tree These daughters, granddaughters, sisters, and nieces of alumnae were students in the Upper and Lower Schools this year: first row, Janine Peters, Candida Dowdy, Linda Jones, Susan Pence, Bette Jane Pedroli, Antoinette Gomez, Deana Velati, Jane O'Mara, Paula Pence, Patricia Paga- nini, Kathleen Tobin, Mary Alice Murillo, Susan Halley, Patricia Bull, second row, Lisa Lom- bardi, Susan Jones, Leslie Kindt, Jean Nelson, Mary Hawkins, Sharon Gomez, Carolyn Caletti, Mary Lois Jones, Kathleen Dufficy, Victoria Pedroli, Eleanor Hitchcock, Karen Nelson, third row, Judith Guibert, Virginia Murillo, Meredith Hart, Kathleen Borla, Carole Garaventa, Camille von Hungen, Susan Dohrmann, Pamela Taylor, Susanne Carr, Susan Applebaum, Penelope Briscoe, Nora Baird, Martha Hamilton, fourth row, Constance Martin, Sheila Anater, Brooke Skinner, Heidi Hickingbotharn, Mary Jean Roberts, Florence Nelson, Barbara Bain, Katherine Diepenbrock, Maria Velazquez, Concepcion Velazquez, Irene Murillo, fifth row, Susan Smith, Michael Mary I-Ianrahan, Paula McArdle, Sandra Barg, Harriet Capers, Gaile Rarnpoldi, Elizabeth Vantress, Carole Hart, Carol King, Carol Martin, Molly Keil, Carol McCulloch, sixth row, Janet Dalton, Jennifer Ranney, Maureen Hartmann, Gabrielle Keil, Ronnie Vallegra, Joan Raoul-Duval, Patricia Meyer, Merrilee Gwerder, Judith Tobin, Katha- rine Solari, Margaret Streich, seventh row, Kathleen Kindt, Elizabeth Spear, Mary Anne Bowen, Ellen Ford, Mary Donohue, eighth row fstandingj, Anne Wfillcutts, Lorna Zander, Joelle Oyster, Mary Jane Baird, Mary K. Malley, Mary T. Malley, Judith Ereitas, Sheila Mclnerney, Sheila Grady, Anne Desmond, . , 1 . nf, -,-, .,-,f M, ,rm--: H.: , J i it 1 ..,,. , , ,, -A . ,,. .s . .. - -,. 1 ' ,.,,.,. . .. .a 1--2" .-.5g, ,p-L.: E Y:-Xl e I T - P 'M i J H it 'Hi ww ummm mmm ut' H 1111 111111111 ll 1 1 1 1 JM . 1'1' W Ulf 'FQ 1 My V S if in Sain! Louis Bertfzzml Hall. Nearby if the Infant Grollo, where Leylie Ann Cooley, Clfzzmfia Robimon, mm' Pntrifia Pzzganifzi rome to wifi! the Holy Child. F' l 57 Rererr if lime for .rliding and .rwiiigiizg if yon are a firrt grader. COUNTING One, two, three, God Sees me' SUNSHINE AND RAIN Four, five, six, Do no tricks. Seven, eight, nine, God is mine. He loves me then, And that makes ten. CLASS POEM, Firrl Grade. 1 SUSAN AND THE MOON One night as I lay in my bed a dark sha- dow crept up to my window. I was fright- ened. I thought a thief was going to take me from Mommy and Daddy. I hid in my blankets. After a while I put my head up to see if it was gone. The big round moon was looking straight at me. I was not frightened then. SUSAN BERTOLLI, Third Grade. Heavy rain Sounds like a train, But shining sun Sounds like fun. Rain comes from clouds Up in the sky. Sunlight comes, too, From way up high. The sky is full Of God and wings, The sun and moon And other things. Out of the sky- Hail, storms, and snow, And birds and winds And one rainbow. CLASS POEM, Firrl Grad e. FUNNY ELEPHANTS Brown and yellow, Blue and green, The funniest elephants Ever were seen. Orange and purple And also red- An elephant's nose Is as big as his head. His nose has a finger At the end, And the finger can lift Because it can bend. He carries people In a house on his backg His skin is gray And wide and slack. CLASS POEM, Firrt Grade. THE FEARLESS, FRIGHTFUI. DRAGON Once there lived a fearless dragon I-Ie had no foes. He had scales on his back, Claws on his toes. He lived in Japan, Far away. He frightened the whole town, Every day. But all of a sudden, Something happened. An angel came To the town of Gappened. It saw the dragon. It said ,"Begone." The dragon went away, And there stood a fawn. The fawn ran away, Nobody knows where. And that is the story Of Angel La Mere. MELISSA BOUSSY Third Grade. Seeoizd graderr "jail looking, rio! picking" in Cirrle Drive. Min Mi1rpby'Jlbird grade Jearzzed all about Ifidiazir lbzr year l -U!"'LL .MR'uibt,ff ii imi9HhIZ4KW'AlmI6e!I1 . -ne -,-- - , -Aoiwf. am... 1--gr. -1 - .A-..-var. L. mn- FRACTION S If your head is too big, It leads to distraction, Divide it and you'll be An improper fraction. But an improper fraction Is just a bad child Who always makes trouble And runs about wild. A child is a mixed Or an improper fraction, And both of them are In need of strong action. BETSY CRAWFORD, Fifzh Grade. OUR VISITQR Yesterday we had a visitor. He was very unusual, for he was a mynah bird. He A merry group of fourth graderf congregate in M1'. Sbflkepezue I seemed quite polite and was very much inter- gflwffffl- ested in taking a bath, although he could not fit in the water bowl. He liked to whistle, and when he did so we could have used ear- mulfs. The bird was black with a bright THANKSGIVING orange bill, orange under his eyes, and had Ihave 3 home, dull yellow feet. He had white ,stripes across A father, a mother, his primaries and secondaries and under his A Pretty little Sister tail coverts. But, to our dismay, our visitor And a Cute little brother. soon left. HOLLY C1-HLDHOUSE, I have H bed Fifth G,-ado, And things to eat. 1ThaEk.you, God, THE HOBBY FAIR of emgsweet' Every year we have an interesting Hobby Fair. The first gba? a grlifldglnaf graders and all other new girls are usually amazed when A03 in 1 In ' . one day they walk into the recreation room and find it trans- n S ke a WHY? tges formed into a natural museum. You see, each class has a To me eme mm ' diiferent place in the recreation room to set up its hobbies. 111 have a dihhor The hobbies are usually a very large assortment of things On Thanksgiving Day. gathered from many places. The hobbies vary from egg- Ih0P3G0db1e55e5u5 head faces to foreign dolls. Other collections may include Whoo we Pray' match-boxes, stamps, lpuppets, books, and rocks. Although IOANNE BERTOLLI all the hobbies are unique, they all show the personality and Fgllrlb Grade. taste of the girls who presented them. Lisa LOMBARDI, Sixib Grade. Prima bnllerinnr Kfzlbleen Dzqfiry, Peggy Mi1'llld, ,loan Connolly, and Nlary Loir jones-wilb fellow fftb graclerr. Sixth graders fake lhe leimrely fzppvonrb to Jchool ' xl! Virginia Murillo vice preridefzl Cmzrlame Martin f77'6'.fid872l Sffrazz Lang H'6el.fll7'67', and Geralclifze Richardr Jerrelary rpemf many plarming hozzrr together THWARTED DESIRE One night As the sky rushed by The trees looked As if they wanted to go too They swayed To hesitant rhythm Then the wind stopped And the trees stopped COne tree stood shining particularly the moon glowed behind it Night glows In wind swept time But even night rests Wlmen wind rests CAMILLL voN HUNGEN Seventh Grade COUPLETS ON DECEMBER December's the month of frost and snow, When rivers freeze and no longer flow. People skate on the frozen lakes And celebrate parties and eat fruit cakes. It's thrilling to see the fresh white snow Fall gracefully on the earth below. Children rejoice and sing songs and are merry Waiting for the Chrlstmas fairy All leaves are beautifully covered with frost And toys on the shelves are neatly tossed All is well and happy and gay On a bright and frosty December day VICTORIA Wrrss Szxih G1 ade TRANSFORMATION The wind blew low And rose again Crescendo like the snow rt brought Shrouded the once rose pungent lane Flakes in cold 'md icy lines Defiant swirled and blew Covering winter bleak maples Pegasus wise they dipped and flew POLLY R1L1:Y Seventh G1 ade OBSERVATION One lone tree stands upon that barren hill Many times have I played among its strong limbs many years has it been my friend I wonder how it feels to stand under the sun s hard glare the wind s soft caress See how the tree bends and sways to the gentle breeze See how its dark form indcnts the blue sky I lose that gray tree I think God does too MARY LARSON Seventh Glade fmd the .rharly lawn nz 1077! 0 lhezv rchoal a pleafafzt place ZVIafyLa1.x0n 01 ha1pz5lMa1y Regnza am.1la1uJk1 7 ' 1 I J l J I l I I I -4 I . Q . ' y 4 . . . ' 7 7 h 7 ' l 7 ' c ' l , ' . 1 1 . ' ' D C 5 . ' I s N Y 9 I I ' w ' 7' l J ' a Sezferzth graelerx wilh 1201 a thing 10 do-for all of three mifzzlter- Twin piano aecomjlafzimefzl if praviclecl hy Edilh Li1fe1 more and WI' v V 10' ' , H -vY1-1 ' f.:.'.'!' i'?I1':' ---Nw-1.14 .41v.-.141-1--44-1-1 L17-M-H-lin ""' : 'V L-- - W- " 'Wt :' ..5, IEEE? The Graduates: jirrt roto, fennifer Merrill, Geraldine Richards, Meredith Hart, Antoinette Le Prohon, Sttran Bnrerh, Lynn fenhinr, Carole Garaifenta, Kathleen Borlag second row, Mary jean Rohertr, Penelope Briscoe, Brooke Shinner, Satan Applehaarn, Patricia Birhop, Stephanie Barns, Constance Martin, Carol Biirnr, fndith Giiihert, Nancy Catlin, Nora Baird, Lztrtre Rohinron, Barhara Ballentiney third row, Martha Hamilton, Edith Liverrnore, Sztran Lang, Diane Randall, Gayle Grady, Virginia Marillo, Kristin Delaplane, Stiran Bailey, Nan Donahrte, Antoinette Sepnloeda, Sheila Anater, Heidi Hiehinghotharn. A QUESTION Do we love our neighbor? I wonder if it's true. Do we love our neighbor? We always say we do. But do we really mean it? And act the Way we should? Do we love him as ourselves? Are we really that good? BROOKE SKINNER, Eighth Grade. STORMS fMeteorologiral Continent j The storm comes galloping over the hill, Beating the big trees down, Racing white horses over the sea, Battering through the town, And the wise men figure a wild-wind graph, And thegorm-king flies with a roaring laugh. There's a whirlwind storm, and the big typhoon, The Kansas tornado too. The cyclone sweeps through the Middle West With the mighty hullabaloo. The desert sirocco is fierce with sand, And Hurricane Hazel destroys the land. There's the blizzard storm that is thick with snow, And the tropical storm, simoon, And electric storms with flashing fire, And thunder that cracks like doom. There are tidal waters and HCICC earthquakes, And the poor weather man just cowers and shakes. Crass POEM, Eighth Grade. OUR RECREATION ROOM We, the graduates of 1957, asked to have our picture taken in the recreation room because it is filled with memories for each of us. Five times we have watched from the windows the trees change from their bright autumn hues to the bareness of winter and into the fresh green of spring. We have had parties, gay, with bright decorations and good food. Report cards gave to many of us the joy of receiving honors. The pride we have had in our charges and younger sisters has made us feel warmly grateful. This year, the first in the schoOl's history with two eighth grades, has been an exciting one. We shall miss this room, this school, these teachers, but we shall always remember our fun-hlled days in the Lower School. MARTHA HAMILTON, Eighth Grade. SEPTEMBER AFTERNOON Around us summer wrote its last farewell In legends we were swift to comprehend, And reading leaf and shadow we could tell That something more than summer was to end. Tincture of autumn stained the darkening air With colors flaming bright, yet we could see Chromatic tones of richness changing there, Resolving even then to memory. A muted song of wind began to blow Over and over its insistent theme: "This is the way all lovely things must go, Leaving behind the substance of a dream." The lingering light began to perish under A spell of stars that ushered twilight in, And we were left an image burned in wonder, More beautiful than summer once had been. LUSTRE ROBINSON, Eighth Grade. 611 62 mfewell ominicam When we first met you four years ago, we were rather shy and even a little frightened, but as we learned to know you our shyness turned to familiarity and our fear to friendship. During our high school years you have given us the precious gift of a Chris- tian education. Now we hope to show our gratitude by our loyalty to your ideals. 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