Elmira Catholic High School - Victorian Yearbook (Elmira, NY)

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Published by The Class of 1937 Elmira Catholic High School Elmira, New York MORE.: 60 00 ' - 7937 - Elmira Catholic High School Annual Fw JZOPBLUOFJ 1 Qiiring the past four gears we have been working together as students of the Elmira Catholic High School. Under the careful. guidance of our teachers we have been en- joying the privileges of a Catholic education, made possible, onlg bg the sacrifices of our parents. Soon, however, this guidance will be withdrawn from us, and, as an entire class, we shall separate forever, to go forth in the world in pur- suit of our vocations. Some of us will enter the business life, others may prepare for the religious state, while still others will advance to universities of higher learning where we will studg for professional careers, but wherever we are or what- ever we do, may this book always preserve in our minds, the many happy hours that we have spent together. H I S HUI,1Nlu'SS, POPE P1 LHS Xl Elmira Catholic High School Annual Q6dl'Cdlll'0lZ 9g We, the members of the 1937 graduating class of the Elmira Catholic High School, hereby dedicate this, our Year Book, to His Holiness Pope Pius Xl, the Vicar of Christ on earth and the Visible Head of the Roman Catholic Church. RE VEREND WILLIAM J. BRI EN Principal Elmira Catholic High School Annual Svvninrz Elmira Catholic High School Annual Elmira Catholic High School Annual JY .Messaye .Z We Lgfaduafes WWE? Your minds aud hearts hare heeu eurichecl with the priu- ciplcs and ideals of a Christifuz philosophy of lifc. Nou' you must hcyin to drflrc deeper, to rcflcct more pro- foundly on all that is of vital importance to a greater lmou- lffflflff and practice of this tiff. He not stubbornly tenacious of your own opiuiousg yrcater courage is often displayed in claumiuy than in main- taining them. The rzrorld may point thc jinycr of scorn at you, but the uforld is uno judge. God is your Liyhtg hy Him you 1?P'l'l'PlI,'6 ufhat it is good to do. God is your Strcnyfhg in Him you will that good. God is your Graceg through Him you accomplislzt the good you per- Cf?l'I'f'Il and uilled. Let Faith he your bark, and Lore? the uiud to fu'hi1'h your sails are spread, and Hope your anchor-then malrc for the open seas without a fear iu your heart. 1"raul1: K. lXVl'SSll7.U '38 I 9 1 Elmira Catholic High School Annual Ollaaz lgiatnrg On Monday, September 5, 1933, we gathered together for the first time as the fourth Freshman class to enter the Elmira Catholic High School. After becoming acquainted with one another, we held class elections which resulted with Paul Sheehan as President, Lenore Gaffey as Vice Presi- dent, Ann McCarthy as Secretary, and Margaret O'Donnell as Treasurer. Our attention was, for the most part, taken up with our studies, but we found time for a few social and school activities too. More than half of the class joined the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin, while others became members of the Business Club. Several parties were held and we attended our first PRESIDENT high school dances, of which the first Senior Prom Harry Lagonegro provided the greatest enjoyment. E Besides our scholastic and social activities we became interested in athletics where we had a Freshman basketball team as well as a championship school team, which won the New York-Pennsylvania Catholic High Schol League title. Our Freshman team played several games with Saint Peter and Paul's grammar school and other junior quintets in the city. As spring came around the Freshmen responded to the call for mem- bers for the Glee Club which sang at the first Senior Play. Several members of our class assisted directly in the production of the play. As the end of our first year approached we experienced both the joys of Senior Day and the difficulties of final examinations in high school. To put a fitting climax to our life as Freshmen we held our first class picnic at Rorickls Glen where we bade farewell until our second year of high school life. As Sophomores, we realized that more time would have to be spent on lessons- if we were all to continue together. Consequently our social activi- ties, as a class, were curtailed a bit during this year. Class elections, how- ever, were conducted and Harry Lagonegro emerged with the Presidency, Peter Battisti with the Vice Presidency, joseph Verbanic was chosen Sec- retary, and Margaret O'Donnell assumed the duties of Treasurer. Most of our activities were centered around our English class, where we read and dramatized several books and plays, conducted debates, developed public speaking by oral English sessions, and wrote our first short stories. In the realm of sport the members of last year's "Frosh" basketball team advanced to the Junior Varsity and a few jumped to Varsity assignments. Besides basketball, the Sophomores declared their supremacy to the Fresh- men and juniors in baseball and football. Once again we joined together in helping the Seniors with their play and prom, and once again we separated for our annual summer vacation with the memory of our second successful class picnic at ROf1Ck,S fresh in our minds. llfll Elmira Catholic High School Annual At the dawn of our junior year, little did we realize that this was to be one of the most eventful years during our sojourn at Catholic High. Shortly after joseph Maloney, Thomas Butler, Ann Mc- Carthy, and Lenore Gaffey were elected President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, respec- tively, the Senior Carnival was held. The juniors turned out for this gala affair with enthusiasm, as did the other classes of the school. Then, with the experience gained in the English classes of the Sophomore year, the junior boys presented a three act mystery drama which was presented at a special assembly. In the line of new activities, the juniors figured prominently in the organization of the Newman Literary Society and the publication of the Prae- conian, the first newspaper to be published in the school. Sidney Mitchell and Robert Fouhy were elected as President and Vice President of the Literary Society whose membership roster bore the names of many juniors, who took active parts in the debates sponsored by the Society during the year. In December the Praeconian newspaper was published for the first time with Paul Sheehan as liditor, Robert Fouhy as Business Manager, and Paul Lewis, XYilliam Osborne, Ernest Fennell, Frank Hartnett, joseph Maloney, and john Arman as staff members. VICE PRESIDENT Ann McCarthy A month later when the basketball seasoii rolled around again, the Juniors succeeding in landing four players on the varsity squad. Throughout the entire court season, the brand of playing, displayed by our classmen, was outstanding. The next step to be taken was the raising of funds to hnance the annual Junior-Senior banquet. This was done very successfully by the conducting of a card party in the Assembly Room, just after the Easter vacation. The banquet held at the Rosewood Tea Room, was equally successful. Our last class activity of this year was the presentation of the annual Junior Assembly. This program, arranged by Frank Hartnett, featured a fashion show, several musical selections and "The Trysting Place," a one act play. XVith the banquet displacing our customary class picnic, we concluded our Junior year by at- tending the third annual Senior Prom at the Dunn Memorial. Returning for the last time to Elmira Catholic High, we brought with us the realization of the facts that we were now the highest class in the school and that there were many activities to be planned and conducted in order to carry on where the alumni had neft off. For the first and most im- portant business to be transacted, Senior Class of- hcers were elected. Harry Lagonegro was chosen President, Ann McCarthy Vice President, Ruth SECRETARY Manning Secretary, and Paul Sheehan Treasurer. Ruth Manning llll Elmira Catholic High School Annual VYithout delay we began our long program of activities by the second annual Senior Carnival, which took place in October. Under the capable chairmanship of NVilliam Osborne the carnival rivaled that of the preceding year. Next the Year Book Stait and Prom Chairmen were appointed. To- ward the end of March, practice for the Senior Play, "Peg O' My Heartf, was commenced by the cast, consisting of Rita Schneck, Marianna Peterson, Margaret O'lJonnell, Ann McCarthy, joseph Maloney, Paul Sheehan, Paul Lewis, XYilliam Osborne, and Sidney Mitchell. This was received with en- thusiasm, by a capacity crowd, on April 30, 1937. Outside of the regular class activities the Seniors were elcted as oliicers of the Sodality and the newly-formed Atomic Circle. At the initial meeting of the Sodality, the members elected Ann Battersby, President, Patil Sheehan, Vice President, NVinifred Tuberty, Secretary, and Robert Fouhy, Treasurer Under their leadership the Sodality has enjoyed one of its most successful years. The newly inaugurated science club prospered under the Presidency ot Paul Lewis. Other officers of the Circle were Paul Sheehan, Vice Presi- dent, John Arman, Secretary, and Sidney Mitchell, Treasurer. Several meni- bers of the Senior Class gave experiments for the benefit of the club and actively participated in its affairs. Now, with this chronicle of our four years' scholastic life set down in print we close our history and eagerly look forward to that event toward which we have been striving for these past four years-Graduation. - Paul Sheehan Q 2 TREASURER Paul Sheehan l12l Elmira Catholic High School Annual JOHN ARMAN St. Patrick's Undecided flffre TFP llllff' jolly lllllljlilj-110-lIl!'L"lj "Sull11." Jflvl' is Il Wu! sport anal . . I . . nofml for his flroll humor. He' has bww flCll.1'P in lzuslfrllmll N1.l1f'6' his lfroslznzun zfrwr. JIICA' will yo fur in all lam lllHlf"I'lIlL'll1KljN 1wr'r111,w of lem c'lmrr1f'fffr mul flflllllllf' flmrm. 5 . ."XfU1H1C Curclc IV: Semm' fz1ru1x'z1l COIHll1Itl.CCQ bemor Prom Lummlttee Howling IV. l131 Sodalit' I: lunior Assembly: .lunior-Senior lizmquetg Basketball I, H, HI, Elmira Catholic High School Annual X ANN BATTERSBY St. Patrick's Elmira College Ann is the lsiml of a girl who is lllZl'll.llS the life of a party. Slzefs just bubbling orer ufith pep and laughter. Sodality I, H, IH, IVg Treasurer of Sodality III: President of Sodality IVQ junior Card Party Committee IIIQ junior-Senior Banquet Committee H13 Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom Committeeg junior Assembly. l 1 4 1 Elmira Catholic High School Annual OLENE BRUSSO SS. Peter and Pau1's Elmira Business Institute Olene is a typical business fromcm. She is a very efficient commereial student anal will please the most critical employer. Business Club Ig Junior-Senior Banquet Committee Illg Junior Card Party Committeeg Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom Committee. l15l Elmira Catholic High School Annual THOMAS BUTLER St. Patrick's Bentley's School of Finance H110Hllll,llU has been clzosen flve most popular boy of flze class mul jusfly so, for he has alzwys been a popular fozforiie with E. C. H. He lm.: been oriire in lNlSL'f3I'lNlll rlzlrizzg his years wiflz us. "Tommy" is IllIl'll'llH nero' appearing and newer .weenzs fo lose his cheerful disposition. Goodbye, "Tonnnyp." mul good luck! Basketball 1, 11, 1113 Class Vice-President 1115 Coronation Committee 1115 Dramatic Society 1113 Atomic Circie IV: Year Book Staffg Carnival Com- mittee 1Vg Senior Prom Committee. ,l161 Elmira Catholic High School Annual f 2 JOSEPH CARRIGAN St. Ceci1ia's Journalism '-lov" ix lilfefl for his quiet zril mul Ioyfflliy. One zrho gains him as ll riffnrl is r1lu'uy.s grateful. H0 is uszmlly found zrifh hi.: in.wpf1rf1hlw rompunion, Luo Norfon. Srlrf-r1.w.w io you, ".loe"-You rle.wm'1-ff il. Smlzxlitv I, IIQ Newman Ijterurv Society III: Atomic Circle IV: Senior L':1rniv:1I Committeeg Senior Prom Committee: Bowling IY. I I 7 I Elmira Catholic High School Annual V PHYLLIS DEVLIN St. Patrick's Beardsley Business School One of the few blondes in onr class is "Phyl,'. In whatever work she may undertake our best wishes for her success are with her. Business Club Ig Sodality I, II, Hlg Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom CUH11T1lttCCQ Junior-Senior Banquet Committee IIIQ Atomic Circle IV3 Junior Assembly, U81 Elmira Catholic High School Annual ERNEST FENNELL St. Patrick's Catholic University "lz'rinie" is our most' flignififfrl sfzlrlmzi. He' is I'f'I'-lj fvzlllusizlsfir' about his infcresfing hobby of plzofogrrlplzy and has much fo 5110147 for lvix cforts. HH is cquippffrl with an lHH'llNlI1.ll pcrsomzlify and WP are sure iff' 11-illgo fur. E. F. H. will zzfrcr forge! you, "fl'l'l'IiP.'U Sodalify I, ll: Newman Literary Society III: Atomic Circle IVg Senior Car- nival Committee: Senior Prom Committee. H91 Elmira Catholic High School Annual L, ROBERT FOUHY SS. Peter and Pau1's St. Michae1's "Bob H is aizotlzer of our entlzusiastic camera fans and has accomplislzed much in this yield. He is lnoteal aml admirecl for his wonderfully cheer- ful disposition. He has an engaging personality 7,l,'l?'lCl? has made him Il frieml of many. "Hob" ought to make good in the l1u.Qiine.s.Q Qrorlcl. Sodality I, II, IHQ Athletic Association Hlg Newman Literary Society Trezisurer IHg Dramatic Society III: Atomic Circle IVg Carnival Committee IVQ Senior Prom Committee. l20l Elmira Catholic High School Annual LENORE GAFFEY St. Patrick's Business School W0 ran Ilf'I'I'l' flzinlf of 'XYIIIIIUPH lflllllllll rf'cr1llin.r1 law' ir'1i'esi.wfil1lf' ,smile and 11'illi11f1111'.v.w fo lzvlp 4'l'r"l',l1UlHJ. Yice-llrcsiclcnt of Class I: Yicc-l'resiclCnt of Class H: CO-Cll2llI'lll2l11 of bluniur-Senior Banquet HI: 'Vrezlsurcr of Class lllg Treasurer of Athletic Associzltifm lllg Secretary of Surlality HI: c.,'U'Llll1llI'lllZlll of Senior llI'Oll1Q Ctivflllfllflllilll of Senior Carnival: Year Book Stullg Cu-Clizlirinzin of Business Club llzlncc lg junior Czlrrl Vzirty Cmninittcc Ill: junior Asscnilmlyi Cor- unzltimi Qfmnniirrer- Ill: Pulnlicity .Xgfcnt for Senior l'l:1y. I21l Elmira Catholic High School Annual RICHARD HANLEY Horseheads High Deisel Engine Course Slou: and .surfr:f2s.sfzcl, lllCllUN "Dif'lf." His ilzlvrfst in t"H.llll16'z"I'lIl.Ij ix :fri flew,-wi by his llllf?l7SH peru.w1l of' Popular Sciwmf' Jlmzfllly. "lIir'L"' Ls bound io bf' ll .v14ccf2,w.s. junior Assemlmlyg junior Card Party Cmnmitteeg Senior Carnival CUIIIIIHUZCC Prmn Cmnmittee IV. I 2 2 1 Elmira Catholic High School Annual .. ,M te FRANK HARTNETT St. Patrick's Medical Vocation "Tori" as he is h'lL01l7lL to his frirfmls, is fl real pal. 1'Vl1Hl'f'I'f'l'-11011 find him, you will .we him surrotmrlerl hy ll .group of 1zcl1n'i1'ers, llSlc"lIlI1-If fo his jolms and hutnmwms renul1'lfs tzrhich Hf'l,'l'l' fall to 6!13Cllf? n1w1'1'in1enf. We will all nzixs "Tod", hui we hnozr hz' has ll place 'lflllllll-If for him in this arorlfl of trials and frih-ulnfions. junior Assemblvq Card Partv Committee 111 : Newman Literary Society 1111 7 Y Drzmmtic Society 111g Atomic Circle 1X'3 Suclality IYQ Senior llzly Com- mitteeg Year Bunk SHUT: Senior Prom Committee. 1231 Elmira Catholic High School Annual ALBERT HOGAN St. Patrick's College "Al," Il happy-go-lucky fellow, noted for his gene1'ostiz'y and anziablf' flisposition is sure to succeed. We hmm' that he has if in him. All of ues here at E. C. H. irish you loads of luck and happinexs, "AH" Soclality I, II, H13 Basketball I, H, Hlg Co-Cllairman junior-Senior Bam- quet III: Card Party Committee Illg fXtwmie Circle IVg Carnival Committee lVg Bowling IV. l24l Elmira Catholic High Sclwol Annual JOHN JOHNSON St. Mary's Commercial Art and Design Jolm provides the Irish atmosplzere in 1726 sclwol. Quiet and ufnas summing, he is possessecl of the qualities of a true artist. U76 lmouf that John will always litre up to Heat lmlozrefl slogan 'Erin-Ga Bmugh., S0 long, JOIH7, and the best of lufclf. Atomic Circle IVQ Card Party III: Carnival Committee IVQ Senior Prom Committee. l 2 5 l Elmira Catholic High Sclwol Annual REGINA KAMINSKI St. Casimir's Elmira Business Institute T6llb'lHIl Irmiqhim fokinr and in 1 enfral fusl a 1 irl with fl iersormlitz . , . J, ,1 . , V .1 1 1 . plus? Yep! IOZl,'l'P guessecl 115. Begum. Business Club Ig Soclality I, II, IV: junior Card Party Committeeg junior- Senior Banquet Committee IIIQ Senior Prom Committeeg Senior Carnival Committeeg Atomic Circle IVQ junior Assemblyg Sodality Council IV. i261 Elmira Catholic High School Annual HARRY LAGONEGRO St. Patricl-:'s St. Michae1's Hurry lzeruled Il long list of uzriirifies flaring his four happy 'ljf'Il7'N with us. He has been a succetwsfzll leader and the class is frilly fzpjafvfriflfizfe. If is men of Hrzfrrgfs caliber fluzf reaeh 'fire lop. I"em'le.s-.w mul imlus- frious, he is bound fo nmhe ll ,wzlecfe.ws of 'H'l1Ill0I'PI' be unrlerfr1l'e.v. Sodzllity I, III Class President Il, IY: junior Assemlmlyg junior Card Party Cmnmitteeg Dramatic Society HI: Atomic Circle IV: Senior Carnival Com- mittee: Howling IV: Senior Prom Committee. i271 Elmira Catholic High School Annual PAUL LEWIS St. Patrick's Syracuse Institute of Fine Arts Paul is profcient in NCI-FIICI' and art. His i11tm'ff,wt in .wfienre is eri clencecl by his being chosen Presiflewt of the Science Club. His collec- tions of original draufiofav speak for llIPIHSPlI'PS as to his artistic ability Paulls good taste of humor and his hearty laugh are enjoyefl by all. Junior Assemblyg Junior Card Party Committee: junior-Senior Banquet III Dramatic Society H13 Atomic Circle President IV: Senior Carnival Com- mitteeg Senior Prom Committee: Year Book Staffg Senior Play. l 2 3 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual JOHN LYNCH St. Ceci1ia's College .lolwu our friffnflf .slefflul lm! xocialnle. "C'l1zmlvz'fP' is zz real mrzn-ulzouzb fourn, his ll7'07l'N'lj smile and pleasing pflzsnmllilff llllI'lI'1-lj nmfle him many f7'lffl?IlS m'mj1j21'l1w'P. HP lFflI'PN hen' 141171 our lnavf w'1'.wl1f1.w. Suclzllity I. ll: Dramatic Society III: Senior Lfzu'nix':Ll CU1l1111itfCC1 Senior Prmn Cmnznittec I 2 9 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual JOSEPH MALONEY St. Mary's Business Career g'Jr1e,"u quiet 111111 llljflll frieml, has 1'ec14'11'ecl 1111111.11 ho11o1'.w, as tf1'il11ule to his .sflrieess li? .social and .vcrl1ool f111'1cvf1r111s. His i11di1fidual c'ha1'111 flllfll llY,l7"Ij hair hare 111afle him the goal of 1111111.11 of El1111i1'11's fai1'er,we.1f. 1Ve hope that his llll-9l1ZPNS career will he as e1'e111tf11l as his High Sl'll0Ul flags. Class President 1113 junior Assemblyg Coronation Committee 111g junior- Senlor Banquet 1113 Co-Chairlnan Senior Prom: Senior Play Committee: Senior C2ll'll1X'2l1 Committeeg Senior Plzlyg Dramatic Society 111. 1301 Elmira Catholic High School Annual ,Lg Jam Q ANGELINA MANCINI St. Anthony's Nursing School '11 'noi' .ez ' IVF lzurv rzlzmys L'uou'n lmr lo be' ll rlufijul sfurlwzf and Il L 1 If ll ' ' ' ' ' l 'lrlllrlffm lm ow of ou: flllfxfflllfllllllj fmnniwrzrz gn Goorl lurl' fo you, Allyflllill. Bueinew Club I: Sudality lg Card Party Ll,m1mittee H13 Senior Carnival ' 9 lim' Bfmcuct Ill: Alunim ummittec: Senior Vrmn Cmmnittee: FIUIIIHI'-.Cl C I Assembly. l31,l Elmira Catholic High School Annual V RUTH MANNING St. Patrick's Beardsley Business School Hello! Whois thiS??? It's our charming little villain. The girl izriflz the big heart. Business Club Ig Class Secretary IVQ Card Party Committee IIIQ Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom Committee. l321 Elmira Catholic High School Annual ANN MCCARTHY St. Mary's Nazareth College Petite, peppy, pretty, prim, ami popular. Thatfs Aim. Secretary of Class I, Hg Vice-President of Athletic Association IIQ Secretary of Newman Literary Society IHg Coronation Committee IIIQ junior Card Party Committeeg junior-Senior Banquet Committeeg Junior Assemblyg Vice-President of Class IIIg Assistant Editor of Year Book: Senior Playg Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom Committeeg Atomic Circle IV. 1331 Elmira Catholic High School Annual MARGARET MCGOUGH St. Patrick's Columbia Sleek so clemure but such a dear. Though quiet, slzelw 6llH,'Il'IjS ready for fun. Sodality I, H, IVQ Cary Party Committee HI: Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom Comniitteeg junior-Senior Banquet H15 Newman Literary So- ciety HI, Junior Assembly. 1341 Elmira Catholic High School Annual 0 IRENE MINCH St. Patrick's We'1fe surely missezfl you this last half of the year, Irene, but we feel honored to hare you in our gmduatirng class. Junior Card Party 1115 junior Assembly. l351 Elmira Catholic High School Annual SIDNEY MITCHELL St. Mary's College A progtressire but 'zilzfmszflfzflzlff u'or7.'r'r. "Sifl' has risen to lleiglztx in many fields. He has proffeil lzinzself O'Ll,fStlL12Ill7l'.Ij in school life mul will succeerl. Q junior Assemblyg Athletic Association IH: junior Card Party Committeeg Newman Literary Society President H13 Atomic Circle Treasurer IVQ Senior Carnival Committee: Senior Prom Committee: Senior Playg Bowling IV. 1361 Elmira Catholic High School Annual LEO NORTON St. Patrick's Albany State Teachers College Leok fzklry lzair belies lzis placid lmn,ur'rf1nm1zf. His wif ami humor llIII'ff lmlpefl us fo frzlzwwe flu' rozrglz rourl lo yraflmlfion. "If1'rl'.s" pf1f1'f111r'0 and gslick-to-if-i1'f'11wav' l!lf'llIlPIl uffflz lzis quick wif Irill mal? lzim an 0HlNllli1!llll'll r'rl21m1'or, ?l'!'l7'6 surf. Soclzllity I, Hg Newman I.itCl'ZlI'j' Society Ill 3 junior Card Party Committeeg Atomic Circle: Senior Prom Cmmnitteeg Bowliuff IV. . tv 1371 HA friend in n Elmira Catholic High School Annual MARGARET O'DONNELL SS. Peter and Paulls Elmira College meal, is u ffriencl ll'IllI'f'Kl.H This proverb seenzls :mule for HllI1H'gie',. Vile are all proud to call hm' our friend. Treasurer of Class I, ll: Soclality I, llg Newman Literary Society H13 junior-Senior Banc net lll' Cl ' 4 , 1a1rma11 junior Card Partyg Senior Carnival. l 3 3 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual WILLIAM OSBORNE St. Mary's Albany State Teachers Hlfill' is quiet mul easy going fmfl Il real pal. 'Ossie' is ll10I'0'Zl.I1lI in ereryflliwg he floes. He is llffllilill fo make ll sucrress of his leaeliilzy career. WWII sure like to .see '4Bill" use flmse .wiiappiiffg black eyex in 4Kl,'lllNSl'00IH-fllSlllflll.U Grmrl lurlf, Mr. U.wlJm'11e.' Soclality 1, II, IVQ Newman Literary Society IHQ Dramatic Society IHQ Atomic Circle IVQ Senior Plzlyg Co-Chairman Senior Carnivalg Senior Proni Committee. i391 Elmira Catholic High School Annual MARYANNA PETERSON St. Patrick's Strong Memorial "A isaimy smile to cheer you up is better llzain all the medicine in flze uorldf' Thalis "Pez5e's" motto, and 5l26 is going to try it on lzer patients Qrlzen .slzefs a nurse. Sodality I, Hg Newman Literary Society HI: junior-Senior Banquet 111g Card Party Committee IIIg Senior Carnival Committeeg junior Assembly: Senior Prom Committee. i401 Elmira Catholic High School Annual RITA SCHNECK St. Patrick's Nursing i 1 i Bffu'arP.'! You aotrossfms zu Hollyzroofl. After her ENV? pvrforuzaimo in Hljey O' My Heartf' our Senior Class Play, Ififuiw hozmcl fo gif? you competlfion. Soclality I, Il, III: Card Party Committee III: Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Prom Committeeg junior-Senior Banquet HI: Secretary of Student Councilg Senior Playg junior Assembly. i411 Elmira Catholic High School Annual PAUL SHEEHAN St. Mary's Holy Cross College Paul has been L'6'l"Ij fuftirf' in .soriul foul .sclmlasfir affairs unrl is lim posvessol' of many honors. During his four QIIPIITN he acquired uinefwfn foul one-lmlf units instead of the require!! fifteen. Af flaw .wanze time, he zras able fo head 1111111.11 mfffzzziffees and take lll7fll'f' paris in instruc- tire societies. Moreover, Paul has H-Pl'f'7' imma ll illl0?l'lIllf'lli mul is liked and lllIl71fl7'Fll for his n1orlrf.wz'y and nziuginefir' IIPI'-Wll'1Illlfvll. Class President I: Soclality I, II, III, IY: Cllee Club I3 Assistant Manager ,Xtliletic Association II: liclitor Vraeconian III: Newman Literary Society III: Dramatic Society III: Basketball I. ll, Ill: junior Day Committee: Vice-President Atomic Circle IV: Vice-President Soclality IV: Class Treas- urer IY: Iiclitor-in-Chief Year Book IV: Senior Prom Committeeg Senior Carnival Committeeg Senior Play: lllanager Bowling League IV: President French Circle IV l42l Elmira Catholic High School Annual 5 3 WINIFRED TUBERTY St. Mary's Business School "To hliflll' lzfffxis fo low' l1f'r." SIN' has Ulf' .s'1l1111if'.w! mul lmppiffsf zmlurf' of fllllll girl in ilu' xfflzool. ."Xtmnic Cirvle IV: Junior Clzml l,2ll'ly f.UlHI11lffC6Q Senior Carnival Cmn- mittccg Senior Prmn Cmmnittccq ,luniur ,Xsscnlblyg hluuior-Senior Bzmquct Committcc: Secretary uf Soduhty ,lV. l43l Elmira Catholic High School Annual LABOR "Every ejfort, therefore, must be made that at least lu the future a just share only of the fruits of production be permitted to accumulate tu the lzarmls of the ufealtlvy, and that an ample sufficiency be supplied to uiorklugmertf' - Pius XI. Pope Pius issued a short time ago an encyclical on Labor which ex- plains the views of Pope Leo in his encylclical issued forty years before. Since the encyclical of Pope Leo, students of Labor problems have studied his views. Now Pope Pius in his encyclical brings the ideas of Pope Leo up to a modern level. Qbjections have been raised about the issuing of encyclicals on Labor by the Popes. It's the opinion of some that it is solely an economic question and it is not within the authority of the Pope. This is an entirely wrong view of the question. The reform of the social order and the correction of morals are dependent one upon the other. If better morals are to be achieved the labor conditions must be improved. There is nothing more conducive to poor morals than poverty and poor living conditions. It is, therefore, essen- tial that working conditions and wages be improved before anything can be done about morals. lt is for this reason the Pope issued his encyclical. Pope Pius declares that the foundation of the economic evils is free and ruthless competition. For years the race for world markets went on un- halted by any authority and it had brought about enormous wealth for a few and the steady impoverishment of the poor. It kept the worker in a state of economic insecurity. Under the system of free competition there was constant price cutting in order to take business from competitors. In order to make a profit while cutting prices, the employers paid labor starvation wages. Pope Pius advocates partial control of industry by the government to do away with cut-throat competition. Pope Pius in his encyclical gives his opinion on free competition when he says, "Free competition, however, though within certain limits just and productive of good results, cannot be the ruling principle of the economic world." The Pope wishes to see charity and justice enter into the dealing of em- ployers and employee to replace the greed which now rules their actions. This greed and unfairness is attributed by capital to labor and by labor to capital 'whereas both are equally guilty. Capitalists it is true often give their workers small wages and long hours and at the same time make huge pro- fits. Labor, however, has itself often dealt unjustly with employers. Many strikes have been called by Labor unions in an endeavor to obtain higher wages when they already are receiving a just and fair wage which is sufh- cient for their needs. lt is here that justice and charity could help by creat- ing better feeling between employer and employee. The lust for power by the few who control the wealth of the world has destroyed love of God and of neighbor among these men. All is forgotten but the lust for wealth and the power which goes with wealth. This con- centration of power has led to a struggle for total domination. There is first the struggle for dictatorship in the economic sphereg then the battle to con- trol the stateg and finally the clash between the states themselves. All this leads up to war and general chaos. Because of the suffering and sin caused by unbridled competition Pope Pius advocates that the government control competition in industry to some degree. l44l Elmira Catholic High School Annual Our Holy Father also says that the government should guard the labor organizations which are formed to protect the worker. He does not advo- cate, however, complete freedom for unions so that they can endanger and destroy industry. He realizes, however, that in this age of greed, dishonesty and disregard of the law of God, the labor union is- the only means for a worker to obtain fair wages and good working conditions from the em- ployer. The Pope declares that it is a grievous offense for an employer to deny his workers a living wage. The Pope does not mean by a living wage, a wage sufficient only to keep life in a worker's family, but enough to enable him to clothe and feed them well, provide for their education and be able to afford simple amusements. The Pope clearly shows in his encyclical that it is not so- much strike- breakers and unions which are needed but obedience to God's command- ments and love of neighbor. If employer and employee used Justice and Charity in their dealings with one another there would be peace and har- mony on the labor front to replace the bloodshed and dissension now exist- ing in the world. Leo Norton '37 . SENIOR CLASS POLL Most Popular L. Gaffey T, Butler Best Looking L. Gaffey Maloney Most Cheerful R. Manning F, Norton Best Dressed R. Schneck T. Butler Most Humorous R. Manning F. Hartnett Best Dancer A. McCarthy T, Butler Most Collegiate XV Tuberty R. Fouhy Most Industrious O. Brusso P. Sheehan Most Petitlej M. McGough T. Butler Most Loquacious A. Battersby R. Fouhy Neatest R. Schneck W. Osborne Tardiest M. A. Peterson L. Norton Most Shy M. McGough S. Mitchell Pessimist L. Gaffey P. Sheehan Optimist XV Tuberty F. Hartnett Most Sophisticated R. Schneck E. Fennell Nicest Personality L. Gaffey H. Lagonegro Biggest Drag R. Schneck P. Sheehan Best Line L. Galfey E. Fennell Most Likely to Succeed A. Mancini P. Sheehan Most Pensive R. Manning S. Mitchell Best Sport R. Manning Arman Most Loyal A. McCarthy W. Osborne Most Active L. Gaffey R. Fouhy Most Spirited A. McCarthy R. Fouhy Most Courteous A. McCarthy J. Maloney Most Original R. Manning F. Hartnett Most Punctual R. Manning P. Sheehan Day Dreamer XV. Tuberty I. Lynch Meekest A. Mancini Johnson Best Driver H. Lagonegro M. McGough l45l Elmira Catholic High School Annual Q ef is SOME OF THE BOYS Elmira Catholic High School Annual CLASS POEM Four years of high school life Have not made our spirits less.- f Nay, rather the strain and strife, Urged along by ceaseless stress, Has helped us. Pk PF YK PF Our work was play, or so we thought. Y W'e had no cares to hold us down, No troubles in our joys were brought To force upon our brows a frown To harm us. Pk Dk Pk Pk But now all that is over. The joys, the charms We held as ours, Left behind as we pass over, And here, at last, for these short hours There's just a memory to hold us. E. VV. Fennell '37 16.1.1-. PEACE-TURMOIL It was a beautiful summer day, in fact, one which poets would call a "perfect day." I sat on the porch of a cottage admiring the beauty of the surroundings. In the sky, the sun blazed gloriously. Its light shone on the lake and gave it the appearance of so many glittering diamonds. The trees along the bank stood tall and majestically as they cast their reflections on the water. Far out on the lake I beheld a small sailboat, which was moving slowly along. Its white sail silhouetted against the blue of the sky added to this picturesque scene. Even the quick ripple of the water did not break the stillness of this peaceful day. Suddenly, all of this was changed. Darkness descended everywhere as the sun hurried quickly behind the clouds. Gone was my diamond lake and in its place were angry, gurgling waters which dashed fiercely against the shore. The once straight trees now swayed in rhythm with the wind. Their branches sagged as if ladened down by some heavy object. Looking out on the lake, I saw the sailboat tossing to and fro as it tried to gain headwy through the storm. I was dismayed as I saw the rain falling in torrents. Then, just as quickly as it started, it ceased. After the wind had quieted down, I walked out on the porch. There was no sun in the sky to greet me-only gray, dismal clouds. Branches of trees lay scattered all over the shore of the lake. The soft warm breeze had been replaced by chilly winds. As I gazed at the uninviting scene, I remem- bered that only a short while ago I had thought of it as a "perfect day." Lenore Gaffey l37 I 4 7 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual EVENING SHADOWS W'hen at dusk I take my book and start to read, evening shadows steal o'er the written pages and obliterate the lines. Instead of turning on my little light, I sit and watch those shadows as they make their stealthy path along the pages- of my book and continue on to the farthest corner of the room. Then, I stop to wonder if life's shadows do not cross each one's path this way and close out the world and its miseries, leaving only darkness and solitude. I wonder if there does not come to each one's heart a feeling of peace and contentment as the day draws to a close and the "flickering sha- dows softly come and softly go." VVhen one knows that he has come "to the end of a perfect day," he goes back over the day's happenings and re- counts to himself the victories he has won, the trials that he has passed lightly by and the achievements made in his day's work. Each evening, I do this very thing myself. It has made it easier the next day to continue on life's journey. - Sometime, dear reader, you will feel a longing in your heart or a tug- ging at your mind and you will wonder how you'll satisfy that lonesome feel- ing. Take a book at dusk, dear, and watch the evening shadows steal along its pages and continue on their way to the farthest corner of your lonely room. Margaret O'Donnell '37 SENIOR MUSIC RACK John Arman .... Ann Battersby .... Olene Brusso .. . Thomas Butler . .. Phyllis Devlin . . . Ernest Fennell . . Robert Fouhy . . Lenore Gaffey .. Richard Hanley .. Frank Hartnett .... John johnson ....... Harry Lagonegro . Paul Lewis ....... John Lynch .... joseph Maloney . . . Angelina Mancini . Ann McCarthy .... Margaret McGough ............It'sThe Mood That I'm In Sidney Mitchell ...... ' Leo Norton .......... Margaret 0'Donnell Wlilliam Osborne .... Maryanna Peterson Rita Schneck ..... Paul Sheehan ...... VVinifred Tuberty . Double Trouble .. . . May I Have The Next Romance VVith You? Simple and Sweet Romance . .. This Year's Crop Of Kisses Is Not For Me Blame? My Heart just A Quiet Evening At Home VVith You Gazing Little Boy Blue . . . I'm A Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia ......,...................AmIIntruding? I'm A Ding-Dong Daddy From Dumis He Ain't Got Rhythm . . . . . . VVe're Back In Circulation Again Sm111n'Thru I've Got My Love To Keep Me VVarm Dear Dlary . . . Good Old Grgan Grinder Pete Go Happy-Go Lucky-Go Love That's Life I Guess . . . . . . . . .. Gee But You're Swell . , , I've Got You Under My Skin Trust In Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lovely XVeather, Mademoiselle Regina Kaminski '37 and Ruth Manning '37 i431 Sept Sept. Sept Sept. Sept Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. jan. jan. jan. jan. jan. jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Mar Mar Mar Elmira Catholic High School Annual LEAVES FROM A SENIOR'S DIARY 8-School opens. l7-Paul Lewis comes to school sporting a mustache. 24-Senior Class holds elections. 28-First class meeting. Senior Carnival planned. 29-Seniors measured for class- rings. Science club to be organized. 2-Sodality holds elections. 9-School looks forward to a three day week-end. Zl-Ann McCarthy gets drenched on the fire escape before classes. tAnd the sun was shining, too!j 23-Senior Carnival in Assembly Rooms. 30,-No school today on account of a Teacher's Convention. tYours for bigger and longer conventionsj 31-Sigma Theta holds Hallowe'en Dance at the Knights of Columbus. 28-Hartnett's Birthday again! 30-Senior Class chooses yearbook staff. Paul Sheehan chosen as editor-in-chief. 4-P. R. U. Leap Year Dance. And the girls paid the check! 6-HFirst snow. School's skiers start waxing their skiis. 10-Tommy Butler gives Ruth Manning an ink shower in English class. 18-Sodality "Bee" Hunt. 23-Atomic Circle gives a Christmas Play. 24-No snow for Xmas yet. 25-"Aw, we know yuh, Pop!" 4-Back to the daily grind. ll-Cramming of crammings and all is cramming. Oh you, Cicero! 18-Exams! 20-Regents ! 25-Did you pass? 28-Meet Harry Lagonegro, the new "Thin Man" fSonny was sick with the grippej l-A certain Senior arrested for driving with '36 plates on his car. 3-Seniors choose "Nonie'y Galley and Joe Maloney as co-chairmen for the Prom. 7-Did we hear Angelina Mancini say that a mite box was a "pennies for heaven box"? 10-So the Senior boys aren't smoking cigarettes during Lent. XVell that's nice. Oh, you say they're using pipes instead? 22-The Atomic Circle and the Chemistry Class journey to Corning Glass XYorks. Lagonegro gets a Hat tire right in the middle of a mud puddle. l-Seniors decide From to be May 20 in the Mark Twain Hotel. 4-XYas Tommy Butler's coat burned up! He'll learn not to leave lighted pipes in his pocket. 7-Spring is here! Mike Rhode, Bud Battersby and -loe Nolan gave Terry fthe Mac's dogl a bath last Friday. Mar. l2-"Peg O' My Heart" is named as Senior Play. Rita Schneck Mar. Mar and joe Maloney are to play leads. l7-lfverything looks green to me after seeing all those green dresses at the Delta Alpha St. Patrick's Day Dance. 7 lg-XYhy must I be tormented? Maybe you don't think I was tired in classes! i491 Elmira Catholic High School Annual Mar. 20-In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of a new car. Mar. Z3--Yearbook pictures taken. Mar. Z4-School dismissed for Easter Vacation. Mar. 28-"Put on your Easter Bonnet." April 2-Community Chest Parade. VVe liked the Catholic Charities Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May Float. 5-School Days! School Days! Back in the harness again. S-Phi Rho Upsilon Roller Skating Carnival. l5-Juniors hold Carnival in the Scout Rooms. Now they're in the money. 27-Senior-Junior Banquet at the Mark Twain Hotel. 29-Butler contemplates wearing straw hat to school. Decides not to because of rain. 30-Senior Play, "Peg O' My Heart," presented at St. Casimir's Auditorium. 6-Atomic Circle vis-its the Ingersoll-Rand Plant at Painted Post. 7-Phi Rho Sport dance introduces to us the week-end party. 21-Senior Prom at the Mark Twain Hotel. No quiet evening, this! 22-Time out! Robert Fouhy '37 A MOTHER'S PRAYER AT GRADUATION Mother! Look upon this creature Who is pure and yet so tender. Keep her, guard her, dearest Mother As she leaves her trustful teachers. They have made her pure of heart Have taught her to be truthful always. Yet will she remember, Mother? VVhen from us she is apart. If you would take her in your care Teach her what her work is here. Let her always- feel you near I can rest and have no fear. Lenore Gaffey '37 REAL DOGS Charles Wright Gray This volume contains many short stories of dogs and how they live, according to the authors of these several selections. Charles VV. Gray, editor of this book, compiled these stories with the object of presenting studies of dogs themselves, rather than, as in the companion edition, "Dawgs,,' in their relationship to man. Instead of choosing the stories that are well known, and which you may or may not have read, the little-known story, if it suited the purpose for which the book was planned, was given f1rst consideration by its editor. The opinion of what is best in dog stories is liable to vary because of the dif- ferent preferences of different people. Gray has made up an excellent book which will be enjoyed by every reader. - John Lynch '37 l 5 0 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual ROLLER SKATING CARNIVAL l TALL AND SHORT AT E.c.H. DANCE PLANS Elmira Catholic High School Annual CLASS PROPHECY May 28, 1947 Dear Diary, Today Margaret and I decided to take time off from our respective po- sitions and go to see some of our old class mates. NVe took an early train and soon were in Elmira. Neither of us had been home for some time, and we were quite surprised to see how changed the city was. The first place we stopped was Sheehan Sz Dean's Store, where we found Ann McCarthy as head buyer. She told us that Paul Sheehan was the president of the Men's College here. Incidentally only commercial subjects are taught in this college. Later as we were talking to Paul he informed us that Xllilliam Osborne, joseph Maloney, and Ernest Fennell were profes- sors in history, languages, and mathematics respectively. VVe went to see Mrs. Sidney Mitchell, the former Ruth Agnes Manning, who told us that Angelina Mancini was a famous opera star who just sang the leading role in Gunod's "Faust", Sidney, she told us, was head of the Lawyer,s Associa- tion. He's quite a success financially and socially, of course. XVe also learned from her that those two famous stunt flyers, who were recuperating in the local hospital were Leo Norton and joseph Carrigan. Olene Brus-so, by the way, the superintendent of a famous clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Of course, we knew that Maryanna Peterson was a budding actress of the screen and that Rita Schneck has a radio program of her own, but we did not know that Margaret O'Donnell was a famous French teacher in Hunter's College, New York City, until we met Ann Battersby. Ann, who is secretary to the president of Elmira College, had a tea for us. There we met many of our former friends, who told us that Regina Kaminski is a noted short story writer and that Nonie Gaffey designs clothes. Later as we were waiting for a cab Margaret told me that Paul Lewis was an artist, very well known and that his friend Frank Hartnett was employed by many of the leading newspapers as a cartoonist. Once downtown again we heard the s-trains of a dance orchestra. It was playing "Stardust", As we sat down to listen Margaret noticed the leader whom she recognized as Bob Fouhy. He came over and talked awhile saying that he was just visiting here as we were. He told us that he played in a famous night club in Philadelphia where Phyllis Devlin danced. He also said that Thomas Butler was a great physician who just completed a round the world tour in the study of medicine. Jack Arman it seems, owns a string of polo ponies and john Lynch several race horses. john johnson, so I've heard, has just written a book concerning ancient Ireland. Richard Hanley is a second Irving Berlin and all his songs meet with the greatest success. Harry Lagonegro is in England at the present, teaching them the rudiments of American baseball. And that is all dear diary because Margaret and I had a strenuous day, but it was worth it, for now we know where all our old friends and classmates are. Margaret McGough '37 Xllinifred Tuberty '37 l52l Elmira Catholic High School Annual THE BOOKSHELF The Amateur Gentleman Invincible Louisa ........ Qbscure Destinies ..... The End of the Trail .. . Little Women ......... TheStoryofaBadBoy... Two Admirals ......... A Friend of Caesar .... The Grizzly King So Big ............ The Mutineers ......... .... Honor without Renown Little Lord Fauntleroy . Over the Line ........... Prisoners of Hope ..... Ramona Two College Girls ..... Extricating Obadiah .. . Gone with the VVind Rip Van VVinkle ...... Captain Blood ...... Erin's Isle ........ Splendid Days ...... Gallant Little Lady Prelude ............. The Careful Man .... The Brute ........ Silence ........... The Last Lesson .... T. Butler '37 54-40 or Fight ........... ........... , , . . . . John Mulligan . . . Ruth Manning . . . . Senior Class Graduation . . . . . . Freshman Girls Frank Kessing's Diary Hartnett 81 P. Lewis john Arman . . . . Harry Lagonegro . . . Winifred Mashinic Carrigan 81 L. Norton History Class Junior Class Tom Butler 8:55 J. Arman 8: A. Hogan Rita Schneck F. . . ,, A. McCarthy 81 A. Battersby .. Robert Fouhy . . . . . . VVinifred Tuberty John Lynch William McGill . . . John Johnson Easter Vacation . . . . . A. Mancini Entrance Exams . . . Paul Sheehan XVilliam Graham I After Prayers 1 -. ....... June 10 and R. Hanley '37 THE BELL IN THE STEEPLE Every morning at six rfclock, A bell rings in the steeple, At this time a prayer is said, By the faithful Catholic people. At noon again the same is done, Some people never hear it, Except those few who love thei And are ready to repeat it In the evening at six again, The bell rings in the steeple, The Angelus again is said, By the faithful Catholic people. i531 r God, Phyllis Devlin '37 Elmira Catholic High School -4 nnual Nicholas Augustine Leonard Corsi Mary Dandrea john Dowrlle Ann Falsey Leo Ferris Dorothy Brownell Mary Rose Conway Phyllis Coughlin Francis Hughes Xxvllllfllll Hughes Xhvlllllllll johnson john Kaminski Anna M ay BC1'l11l1lgl1Z1l1l Ruth Bixby Florence Cavalluzzi Lucy Danclrea Florence Fennell john Finnell Margaret Gethins Helen janeski Anne Leahy ALUMNI Class of 1934 Florence Kainasa Yaleria Kamata joseph Lynch james Nelan Leo Ojllealia Trieste Ponzi Class of 1935 Beatrice Karhan joseph Kelly Francis Konkolosk Marie Kruckow Mary Lochern joseph Klcfarthy Betsy Nelan Class of 1936 Catherine Lewush XYillarcl Leisenring Sara McCarthy llelen Mclilligott Virginia Klcliill lilizaheth Moxley Mary Margaret O'Brien Mary Margaret Reilly Veronica Roth ,.-.1- REQUIESCAT IN PACE i Philip Riffe Eleanor Ryan Harry Ryniker jean Sheehan Ann Shortsleeye ,Xnn Simlora james Nolan Alexander Olszoux james Powers Mary Santone Mary Rita Sullivan justin Sweeney Thomas XYooclu'arrl llelen Salvatore lillen Sanrlore lX'largaret Sheahan Roger Sheehan Regina Stanley Casimera Szupello XYllllZll1l Tinkler john XYeayer 011 l"Pln'uory 12, 1"l0l'f"lIf'P Claire Lrljlltlll, one of our former .wluflenfs 7 .surlflenly passerl Il'll'Il,ll. Her flooflz came as ll slzovlf fo Preryoffe. Sel- rlom has lllf"7'f? liven fouml ll girl zrith .suolz a plec1.si1l2g persomzlify. Her quiet IIIIIHTIPW' enrlearwl her fo all zrlvo kneu' her. The menlory of her will lllll'llyl1N linger in the lzeurfs of her frien1l.s. Mil Y SHE REST IN PIGAUIJ. l54l Elmira Catholic High School Annual fluninrz fX..j 5 ,, xl 1 jc 6, 44 1 1 i561 Elmira Catholic High School Annual President ...... Vice President . Secretary ...... Treasurer ...... Margaret Arman Helen Burns Edward Carroll Mary Coughlin Ann Crossed Charles Fouhy James Frost Ann Gerrity Shirley Gilroy XVilliam Graham CLASS OF 1938 Class Officers Mary Hall Albert Hogan Mary Margaret Kelly NVilliam Kelly Frank Kessing john Mack Helen McCarthy Frances Mclnerny Ellen Moxley John Mulligan Vkfilliam Reed 1.1-1.-...l--1-. CATHOLIC ACTION . . . . . . . . . . Michael Rohde . . . . . . . . .. Mary XfVipHer Margaret Mary Shannon . . . . . . . . . Charles Fouhy jean Reidy Michael Rhode Irene Rhode Margaret Mary Shannon Kathleen Sheehan Dolores Sheehan Arthur Smith Firmina Sweeney john Tormey Mary VVipHer "Catholic action will never be of ll material orrler, but spiritual, never of a uforldy order, but celestial, never political, but religious." - Pius XI Jesus Christ, Our Leader, came into this world to save the souls of mankind. He established His Kingdom, the Catholic Church to continue that sublime work until the end of time. just like any other kingdom or society, the Catholic Church needs leaders to guide its destinies. By our Lord's command, "Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature," it is our duty to spread the word of God whenever we have the opportunity. In our modern times the integrity of faith and customs is always gravely menaced, and priests, because of the scantiness of their num- ber, are powerless to meet the necessities of souls. It is all the more urgent to practice Catholic Action in which the laity comes to the aid of the clergy and fills out the small number of priests. A zealous lay Catholic may per- form wonders in winning immortal souls. livery Catholic ought to be so enthusiastic over the marvelous privilege he has received that he should be bursting with eagerness to impart his knowledge and to gain converts for Christ. All classes of society are called upon to assist in the great apostalate of Catholic Action. The finest type of training for Catholic Action is threefold in character. The first is the quest for Christian holiness. A Catholic layman who is to assist in spreading the kingdom of God must hrst set up that kingdom in his own heart. He must make his own life a truly Catholic one which with him- self, he should aim at Christian perfection which means the securing of union with God by love and the detaching himself from gross earthly de- sires. Christ expects him to live his life so as to remain in His mystical Body. In striving after Christian perfection he is obeying the words of Christ, "Be ye perfect as also your heavenly Father is perfect." The second type of preparation in which the lay Catholic must partici- pate if he wishes to be trained adequately for active Catholicity is in the l57l Elmira Catholic High School Annual iield of study. He is not educated if he is unable to explain Catholic doctrine a11d Catholic teaching on social questions. The years of school life offer innumerable opportunities for a Catholic youth to obtain the necessary study of religion. In failing to give the right proportion of his time to religion, he is hampering himself for life. In the years of manhood he will realize that he is seriously handicapped and unable to engage in many opportunities for Catholic Action. It is only with difficulty that one will develop efficient habits of study later in life if he does not learn to study during high school. Those who are given the opportunity to attend a Catholic school are in a position to prepare for the finest type of Catholic Action. No where else but in the Catholic school is there such occasion to study Catholic doctrine and principle. The Catholic study club is a form of training in which a Catholic may better know his religion. It is a club, composed of members who are interested in Catholic teachings on social questions. In practicing Catholic Action it is necessary to be able to translate the Faith in terms- of every day acts and relationships with fellowmen. Religion is a subject that enters all phases of life. It is not something that may be thoroughly learned from one book. The study of religion should be a life work. To continue an intelligent study of our religion is a most worthy work of Catholic Action. The third type of training for Catholic Action is the various activities in which the laity may engage while assisting the poor, the ignorant and the needy. In cooperating with the activities, the laity will be furthering the training for Catholic Action. There is a parish society named the Confra- ternity, made up of zealous members of the laity who volunteer a definite time every week to discover children in need of religious instruction and to conduct Christian Doctrine classes. Another activity in which thousands of high schools boys and girls are interested is the Catholic Student's Mission Crusade. Participating in mission programs, praying and sacrificing for the missions, studying the needs of our missions both at home and abroad, mak- ing money for these missions are means that boys and girls in Catholic schools have to manifest active Catholicity. Shirley Gilroy '38 . TO A GOLDFISH Oh, slithering, slippery, slimy creatures, lYhat an aimless life you lead , Darting hither and thither in water, Never working for your needs. 'Round and 'round in your glassy house You wend your ceaseless way, lVith beady, staring, unseeing eyes And fins in rhythmic sway. Your shiny scales reflect The sunshine's yellow gold: The "fountain of youth" belongs to youg You never will grow old. But I wish not to be a beauty like you- I'd rather be-just me. 'Cause I can roam wherever I please- But you-you'll never be free. Florence Hughes '38 l 5 3 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual ELMIRA As a town it is small, with its wee city hall, And its wide and winding streets stretching all Through the town, up and down, like a catacomb mall, Through Elmira. There are streets crossing streets in a haphazard way, Like the channels of a river while they are at play. They're mapped out in a fashion of taste and pique In Elmira XYe've our stores and our homes that are stately and grand, XYe've our slums of small homes, but yet a glad hand Is put forth to a stranger in our little land Called Elmira. You'll find envy and hate tit's a human old placej, 'l'here's no other on earth that has scenes with such grace. Stately churches and church yards and willows like lace In Elmira You'll like the blue skies and the air that's so pure, And you'll lind in your mind you've a feeling secure And somehow or other there'll soon be a lure To Elmira. Not our thoughts nor our minds are kept jammed up in boundries. Far off from our people are factories and foundries, Even the dogs are all free from the hampering "boundries" In Elmira Xvhy, each street has the shade of a cool everglade, 'Neath the elm and the oak and the green trees God made, Youlll rind there's a wee bit of heaven Here in Elmira. - Frank K. Kessing '38 . OUR JUNIOR JAMBOREE After much consideration, discussion, and due deliberation, the class of '38 decided to hold its second carnival which would masquerade under the title of "Junior Jamboree." Days upon days were spent in preparation, the homeroom rang with questions: "How much pop shall we order?" "Has anybody ordered the flowers P" "XVho'll donate some cakes for my booth ?" During all the preparations, there wasn't one minute in which we doubted that we would have a large attendance. XVe weren't disappointed. The number of people who patronized our "Jamboree" certainly shows that the pupils and friends of our school are not lacking in loyalty. During the eve- ning, laughter and gay spirits were all in vogue. VVhen the orchestra began playing the latest danceable tunes the booths were deserted for the dance floor and a tired but happy committee set to the task of cleaning up. Everyone had done his best and we can proudly announce that the "Junior Jamboree" was more successful than the most optimistic member of our class had ever hoped. Margaret Mary Shannon '38 l59l Elmira Catholic High School Annual CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICE As a result of this modern society in which we live, there have arisen many grave social problems. A number of remedies have suggested them- selves for the correction of these evils. But of all these, the Catholic method is the wisest, for it is based on the teachings of Christ and the revelations of Almighty God. Catholic social service means helping to improve the con- ditions of the times, with the ultimate purpose of saving souls. Rendering Catholic social service to a family follows a definite plan. First, all know- ledge gainable about the family is gathered into a case history, and then, using all resources on hand, aid is given in a Catholic way. In formulating a case history, extreme tact and resourcefulness are necessary. Every individual, and every family will present a different pro- blem, due to the difference in character, temperament, and training. The case history is based on knowledge gathered from contacts with parish priest, family physician, and with the family itself. This information, to- gether with any resources on hand, such as pensions which may be obtained, or help from other relief agencies, is put on file for future reference. Then the machinery is set into motion. Catholic social service goes a little deeper than just rendering temporary help to the suffering. It tries to prevent the causes of this distress. Feeding a hungry man for the sake of Christ is a very moving act of mercy. However, if this relief is made per- manent for this person, it may be the means of destroying him, for he may take the attitude "why should I work, when someone else will feed me?" So Catholic social service gives relief, but at the same time shows the poor how to make use of their personal resources, and to guard against a future recurrence of this distress. I have summarized briefly the method followed by Catholic relief agencies in relieving poverty. In order to continue this work of helping the poor, social agencies require the asssitance of paid, professional and volun- tary workers. Relieving distress is a particularly Christ-like task. The worker who brings help to his neighbor is acting in the role of Christ. By serving others, we grow in spiritual perfection. Catholic social service is genuine Catholic Action, for it spreads Christ's kingdom in our own hearts, and advances it in our neighbor's. YVilliam Reed '38 'i,.iT .. MY LOVE My love is made of joyous things- Of children's laughter, blithe and gay, A fountain's tinkling music sweet, The patter of two tiny feet, A garden where the breezes play. My love is made of peaceful things- Of twilight shadows, soft and blue, Of moonlight kissing placid streams Of roses, steeped in perfumed dreams, Of early sunshine on the dew. My love is made of holy things- Of reverent heads bowed down in prayer, An organ playing, soft and low, A flickering candle's rosy glow, Of Christ upon the Altar there. Ellen B. Moxley '38 l60l 012.1 Elmira Catholic High School ,Ainnual No MAD CHEMIST RTON AND A ..LU CKY Q f , SUMMERf1936 Elmira Catholic High School Annual MAKE-BELIEVE A tiny brownie with a look of mischief in his gay, dancing brown eyes, skipped quickly behind a tree. Down the path came the little, forlorn figure of a pink fairy. just as she reached him, the tiny creature sighed deeply and dropped onto a deep green oak leaf which accepted the golden lights in the bright curls above the blue, blue eyes, that looked now as if they were going to cry. Two tiny feet were covered by dainty, pale pink slippers and the beautiful little dress looked more like a pink carnation than a dress. Faint, pink color came and went in the smooth cheeks. Tiny, beautifully-formed teeth caught and held the rosebudls lower lip, which trembled slightly. The gay smile which was so much a part of Bunnie fthe Brownie, of coursej was dimmed as he looked at the little pink lady. He held his breath in horror as, with a great trembling sigh, the pink, lacy wings rose like a bird about to Hy awayg then, with a tiny falling sound lay quiet, passive- for this beautiful little person was crying. The breeze brothers who were playing hide-and-seek in the oak leaves stopped their game and seemed to whisper to one another, "One so beautiful as she should be happy, XVhy isn't she ?" Bunnie was wondering the same thing and since he was "Mr Curiosity" from the top of his peaked cap to the tip of his turned-up pointed shoes, he jumped out from behind the sheltering tree i11 front of the tiny fairy. She was so startled that she ceased crying and shrank back. "lJon't be frightened," begged Bunnie, in his jolly voice. "I wouldn't hurt a wee mite like you for all the walnuts in the world." The blue, blue eyes llike blue dew-drops nowj looked up at Bunnie. Then a little Voice, like the ringing of a soft bell, answered, 'Tm not frightened-not of you, anywayf' Bunnie pulled two tiny cookies from a pocket and giving one to the little pink creature, settled down on a piece of bark, while the soft voice told him the reason for the trembling lips and dew-drop eyes. The little Voice told him how "Pearl-Cirayy' tour tiny pink friend's step- motherj had arranged a marriage between the spirit of Night and the pink fairy. She told him also that she did not like the spirit of Night, he fright- ened her, but Qshylyj that she did like him QBunniej. Bunnie's eyes flashed brown fire as he decided that something must be done. Something was done. Bunnie challenged the Spirit of Night to a duel for the lady's hand. As the pistol sounded, Bunnie tchivalrous little fellowj advancedg grass blade raised, gay smile on his round little face, perky cap, with his ladyls pink gracing it, set at a jaunty angle over one brown eye. Came to meet him-the Spirit of Night, a dark, sinister figure, crossing the green grass, looking out of place there in the dancing sunlight. Maybe it was because of that sun, or maybe it was because of a tiny pink bow on a perky brown cap, or maybe-but anyway, just as the Spirit of Night raised his grass blade, Bunnie danced in and struck it down, win- ning a victory for love. - Kathleen Sheehan '38 .. i.lii-.il SUNRISE Rose, gold, and mystifying blue, Silver, mauve, and opalescent hue: Awful, breath-taking delight to the eyes- XVondrous, glorious, sparkling sunrise! Florence Hughes '39 l 6 2 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual IRELAND Have you ever been to Shamrock Isle Where the great Saint Patrick was sent in exile? He labored by night and he labored by day To teach those heathens the only right way. He struggled hard to erase the sin From the souls of those Godless meng His work was successful and a victory he won, And he finished a quest we consider well done. Edward Carroll '38 . MOM She's the only one to whom I go XVhen it's sympathy I need. The only one of whom I think When I crave someone to lead. Dad, he calls her "Mother"g Uncle says: "Marie," Kid brother calls her "Muvver" But she's always "Mom" to me. And when I'm old she'l1 still be Mom. XVhate'er life's changes be. It's the only word that can express All that she means to me. And those three letters 'M-O-M, Remind me of One otherg The staunchest friend that Jesus has, His own and our dear Mother. Frank Kessing '38 . LONGING Today was such a golden dream- The lilac-scented air IVas like the wine of luscious grapes- And all the world was fair. The grass was cool around my feet: The robin's song was gay. And oh! I wanted wings to Hy Up in the blue---away! Ellen B. Moxley '38 l 6 3 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual SPRING I felt her breath upon my cheek. I felt her warmth soften the frozen ground beneath my feet. I saw her beckon to the sun to come nearer the earth. I heard her sing a song that set the raindrops dancing. She burrowed deep into the soil, turning it rich and soft, and gave a drink of sweetest rain to every sleepy blade of grass, helped them don their new green dresses and opened the windows of the earth for them to stick their heads through. XYhen the flowers' seeds complained because the March winds had blown away the leafy blanket, from their beds, she reached her hands up to the sung brought them back full of dancing yellow warmth with which she covered the beds. From tree to tree she flitted, nymph-like, shaking the limbs and twigs with her gentle breezes, to send the life-giving fluid coursing through every inch of dry, dormant bark. Day after day I watched her handiwork. I saw the early Howers rise from their beds. I heard the singing of the birds her messengers had called from the South. And all was like a wondrous dream. Then one morn I awoke and found the world in Summer bloom-glorious-resplendent, and yet so sad. For Spring was gone. Now the flowers, the grass, the trees are crying. They are lonely for the one who woke them after the long winter sleep. Every night when no one but the moon can see, they let tears slip from under their closed lids-tears of loneliness for Spring. And every mor- 11ing those tears rest on their cheeks-sparkling-crystal-like. They glisten and glimmer through the early morning hours. Then the sunbeams come and dry them 'way. Florence Hughes '38 MY DESK If my desk could only speak This is what it would repeat: You're up-you're down-you're all around You use me as a seat. Clean me out more often, please, And though I may sound like a tease, Don't you think that I am due A little consideration too? I am glad to see you back- And I'm not lying-that's a factg When you come I feel at home, But when you go, I'm so alone. Papers crammed in every bookf Blotters jammed in every nookg Fountain pens and pencils, too, Shoved in every way by you. So please take heed, my little friend, 'Cause what I'm talking isn't wind. If you'd look inside your desk, You would see I'm quite a wreck. But I'm happy if you are, too, And so, I'll close and say adieu: But if you'd work, I'm sure 'twould be A better place for you and me. james Frost '38 l64l El Chl Hghbh lA l Svuphnmnmi nc' Q Q I rf Q B 5 , D l66l Elmira Catholic High School Annual President ...... Vice President .. Secretary .... Treasurer .... s . . . Frederick Battersby Frederick Brickwedde Betty Brown Margaret Burns Edwina Clune james Coughlin Gloria Cronin Eva David Mary Doran Thomas Fennell Ann Gerrity john Guthrie Zane Helm Florence Jensen CLASS OF 1939 Class Officers Agnes Johnson Mary Elizabeth johnson Francis Karski james Kessing Andrew Kruchow Edward Lagonegro Marie Lagonegro XValdo Longwell Raymond Marks NVil1iam McGill YVinifred Mashinic Edward Murphy Joseph Nolan . ......... Eva David Edward Lagonegro . . Margaret Sheehan . . . . James Kessing Victor Norton Edward O'Connell Regina O'Donnell Helen O'Herron 'loan Osborne james Owen Bias Palange Mary Reidy Bernard Reilly Margaret Sheehan Margaret Shields Francis Shortsleeve Catherine Smith Irene Sowa COMMUNISM HC0llLIl'lZWLlSll1f, therefore, is fl systeni full of errors and sophism. It is in opposition to both reason and clizfine 7'6'l76l!lli'l01'l'.H-Pl'LlS XI. NVake up! You've been asleep. No, the proverbial wolf is not at your door but, Communism, a far greater menace to your lives and property. It is true that we cannot see Communism for Communism is a theory. But we can see the results of Communism-bloodshed, devastation, revolution, confiscation, and terrorization. Tortures beyond all conception have been devised by the persecutors, who seem to get a diabolical satisfaction in cru- cifying priests to the doors of Churches and slaying innocent babes for the crime of having loved God. And what has happened in Spain, in Russia, and in Mexico can and will happen here, unless-unless we gather our forces and iight the dread evil. It is only logical to believe that we would not allow intruders to enter our peaceful country and transform it into a battlefield. As Americans, as patriots, we would iight, yet we are doing nothing to stop the spread of Communism in America, when we all know that Communism is a synonym for revolution and civil war. XVe are allowing propaganda to be spread. Wie are allowing Communistic beliefs to be exploited over the air and on the street corners. Wie are allowing the teachers in our schools to poison the minds of the young by the cry of Karl Marx "Christ offers you a paradise in a next life. I offer you a paradise in this life." We are allowing Com- munists to harden the hearts of the people of the slums and sweatshops against God. VVe are allowing Communism to gain a foothold in America. l67l Elmira Catholic High School Annual ls it not proof that Communism has allies in America, when the Ameri- can Teacher's Association se11t 55000, and the National Ladies Garment NVorkers sent S100,000 to Spain to aid in the light for Communism? Hun- dreds of our people are joining a Communistic league under the name of the C. I. O. It promotes the same plan used in Russia, in Mexico, and in Spain before the bloody uprisings there. XYill we allow America to become a prison-a place where freedom is a forgotten word? No, of course not, but what are we going to do. Oh! what can we do? y Did you forget that your most powerful defense is prayerg your strongest shield-the rosaryg and your most dangerous weapon-the Hail Mary? Come let us iight to keep our Church. Let us fight to keep America Iirst and always-the land of the free. - Margaret Shields '39 tThis essay won seventh place in the Catholic Boy essay contest on Communismj. .T. ?.-. AN APOLOGY, SIR! You told him he was impolite, And only should be chewed at night, XYhen there's no one round to see just how noisy he can be. He has sent me in defense Hefs really not so very dense. You just appear to be dumb, Don't you, Mister Chewing Gum? m. . -,. Margaret Sheehan '39 HUNTING Early to bed and early to rise, To catch a bunny of giant size, Out we go into the dusk- VVhat will the day have in store for us? XVe tramp for hours without a shot And start to look for a better spot, The day grows longer and we grow tired, But still not a shot has even been fired, The dog has been working with all his might, Hoping a rabbit will come in sight, All of a sudden he lets out a howl Followed out by a very deep growl, XYe both were alert for we knew what it meant, The hound had Finally picked up a scent, In a Hash we spread out in hopes of a shot So we could show the game we "cot", The scent gets hot, and the dog cries, And the hunter looks with straining eyes, Up goes the gun and off goes the safe, And out comes the bunny leading the raceg XYham! goes the gun-Ouch! squeals the rabbit, Hoo-ray! shouts the hunter and runs up to grab it, Up comes his partner feeling bad, Because of the one he should have had. Bernard Reilly '39 l63l Elmira Catholic High School Annual MOVIE LAND Francis Karski .... Raymond Marks .... Marie Lagonegro . .. Ann Gerrity .... Mary Reidy .... Mary E. johnson .... Andrew Kruckow .. Bias Palange ...... Edward Murphy .... Margaret Sheehan Margaret Shields .. lidwina Clune Margaret Burns . Betty Brown james Kessing john Guthrie ...... lidward Lagonegro . Bernard Reilly .... joseph Nolan ..... Catherine Smith .. Irene Sowa ...... XYinifred Mashinic .. liva David ....... lidward O'Connell james Coughlin ..... Frederick Battersby .. Mary Doran ......... Frederick Brickwedde Regina O'Donnell ..... Florence jensen james Owen .... Gloria Cronin .. Zane Helm ....... Helen O'Herron Thomas Finnell .. lValdo Longwell .. joan Osborne Victor Norton .... Agnes johnson ...... Francis Shortsleeve NYilliam McGill . . . Pinky Tomlin Gene Raymond .. . . . Alice Faye . . . . Zasu Pitts . . . Sybil jason jane Darwell Spanky . . . . . . George Raft D Q i Margaret Sullivan Step 'n Fetchit .. Simone Simon Rosalind Russell .. . . Una Merkel . . .. Gracie Allen .. jackie Cooper . . . . . john Qualen james Stewart .. Robert Taylor . . . . Tom Brown . . . jean Parker .. janet Gaynor .. Marie XYilson .. Lupe Velez . .. Nelson Fddy . . . Gary Cooper . Mickey Rooney . . Lyda Roberts XYallace Berry lidna Mae Oliver . . . . Sonja Henji .. Buster Crabbe .. Norma Shearer Mischa Auer .. Mary Pickford .... XYill Rogers .. Douglas Scott . . . Luise Ranier . .. Roscoe Karns Marie Uressler i Victor McLaughlin Andy Devine Margaret Shields, Irene Sowa '39 OUR PRINCESS Each little girl has her princess, A beautiful lady in One who will wave For the little girl's The Blessed Virgin For she is beautiful, She will answer all And give us all the white, her magic wand, delight. should be our Princess, indeed, our prayers, help we need. i691 - Mary Reidy '39 Elmira Catholic High School Annual RUDE AWAKENING! 1+ VVe had just passed over the brow of Indian Hill, one of the worst in the vicinity, when the trouble began. I had been in high and wanted to shift to second, but the clutch gave way with a low crunch. By this time the car was going at a great rate, so I jammed on the brake. It refused to hold. I had not been alarmed when the clutch gave way, but when the brake did not catch, I broke out into a cold sweat. INC were now making about sixty-five miles per hour. The lights were brilliant, and there was no traffic, so I negotiated the first curve safely. Similarly, I took the second curve safely, though by a very slender margin. Similarly, I took the second straight highway, a hair-pin turn with a bank on one side and a fifty foot embankment on the other. Wfe nearly made the third curve, but danger loomed in the form of a motor-cycle. I whirled the wheel with all the strength of my wrists. Dan and I vainly tried to jump from the car-the next instant, going at eighty miles an hour, we plunged over the embankment. I heard the crash. I was conscious of Hying through the air, and then--. Wlhen I came to my senses once more, I was among some brushwood on the side of the ravine. A man was standing beside me-joe Hartley, a fellow whom I had known at school many years before. "VVhat a crack-up!" I grinned, painfully, "INhat an awful smash !" He nodded and smiled. I was unable to move, but my senses were very alert. I saw a little group of people and heard their hushed voices. They were taking no notice of me, but were very busy around the remains of the car. Suddenly, I heard a cry of pain. "The engine is on him. Take it easy," exclaimed a voice. "It's only my leg," said another, whom I recognized as Dan. 'WVhere's Jim ?" he cried. "Here I am," I answered, but he apparently did not hear 1ne. They were pausing before some one who lay in front of the wreck of the car. A Joe laid his hand upon my shoulder, and his touch made me feel light and happy in spite of all. "No pain F" he asked. ' "None," I replied. "There never is," said he. And, suddenly I remembered! VVhy Joe had surely died in a train wreck. "Joel" I cried-and the words seemed to stifle me-"VVhy, joe-you're dead!" He gazed at me with the same old smile. "So are you!" he answered. james Kessing '39 l70l Elmira Catholic High School Annual S- YG Q Ellrrzahmrn br l2j Elmira Catholic High School Annual President ....... Vice-President .. Secretary ...... Treasurer ...... Eugene Barrett Grace Carozza Donald Casey Edward Connelly John Daly john lfrvin Catherine Ford Donald Frawley Jane Furey Virginia Gantert Lucia Guthrie Charles Hall Mary Hughes CLASS OF 1940 Class Officers Mary Kamas Geraldine Kane Catherine Marie Kelly Josephine Kinsley Sheldon Lewis Margaret Mack Margaret Mahoney Kathleen Maloney Mary Catherine Margratt Frances O'Herron Margaret Page john Rogers james Ruddick EDUCATION . . Virginia Gantert . . . . Catherine Ford . . Patricia Sandore . . . . . . . George XVebb Josephine Salvatore Patricia Sandore Nicholas Savino Helen Shults Leo Sweeney Marilyn Thompson lilizaheth Tinkler George Underwood john Vetter joseph XVeaver George XYebb Francis XYeingart "For uhaleizfer Cfliholics do in promoting and defemlihg the Catholic School for their children is u genuinely religious uorh and therefore an imporia-ht task of Catholic Actionf' - Pius Xl. XYhy does the Catholic Church labor so unceasingly in its education. of youth? XVhy is it so desirous of having all Catholic children attending Catholic schools? For the simple reason that if our boys and girls are to grow up into perfect Christian men and women they must receive some training other than that offered by public schools. The only way in which such special training can be obtained is attendance at Catholic institutions. "But," you say, "how has the Church the right to dictate the methods of education we should use?" This is very easy to answer, for did not Christ say to his apostles, "Going therefore, teach ye all nations, baptizing in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghostu? These words plainly express Christ's opinion on the subject of learning. NYC would not ignore His words if jesus spoke to us individually, but yet many people do that very thing by refusing to give their children the benefits of a Catholic education. XYhat do Catholic schools do for a child? From the student's enroll- ment until his graduation he is taught the fundamental principles of Christ's own religion. But the system goes much farther than that. Pious teachers instill in their wards the importance of good Christians to the sin-hllcd civi- lization of today. XYhen they leave these schools they realize that they should five in harmony with the laws of God. This realization usually forms a good character which goes into the making of a perfect Christian. ln considering public schools one might better ask, "XYhat do public i 7 3 i Elmira Catholic High School Annual schools not do for a child," because it is these missing things which show the difference in the schools of the Church and those of the State. In the first place, no reference is made to religion in the syllabus. That matter is left to the student, the state is not interested. VVhile they are taught the value of good citizenship, such teaching cannot hope to bear the fruit which results from it when given in a religious nature by teachers who love their students and do all in their power to make them good and just. From this we should see and at once realize the great necessity of Catholic schools, their value above public schools, and their need in the world today. -- John Rogers '40 MAY Once a year Spring comes our way, And with it comes the month of May, May in all her flowery splendor When birds their beautiful songs render. The whole earth is wrapped in green, Making a most picturesque scene, The Blessed Virgin's month so dear, Fills our hearts with joy and cheer. K. Maloney '40 . CARTOONS People must laugh and cry if they wish to enjoy life fully. Without a doubt cartoons help them to do this. A graphic illustration will at times bring forth guffaws of laughter or tears of sorrow. Adults as well as chil- dren chuckle over the antics of some famous comic or weep as they look at the miserable poverty depicted in an artfully drawn cartoon. Nearly every newspaper and magazine has sections devoted to worth- while sketches by renowned cartoonists. These artists draw practically everything, from a picture of a wolf at the door to one of Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin as "The Three Musketeers". In a nationally known magazine during election time, President Roosevelt was sketched as a seal with the nation's voters as fish being gobbled up by him. Now when you ask some people what an elephant is they will jokingly reply "a Republican." They will also tell you, if you inquire, that a donkey is a Democrat. Since 1873 when a cartoonist conceived the idea, these two animals have stood as symbols of America's major political parties. A Re- publican will say the elephant has more strength and the Democrat will answer "but the donkey can kick harder." So, you see what that cartoonist started. "XVar is destructive, peace is progressive." Cartoons showing the dam- age wrought by war and the progress by peace have greatly influenced the American people. Here again the old proverb "the pen is mightier than the sword," comes into play. Pictures impress people more than words, and so cartoons will always be an excellent means of conveying ideas in a concrete way. - George XVebb '40 l 7 4 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual WHAT NEXT? The face of the earth has changed greatly in the passing of time. Much of this has been brought about through the efforts of science. Today we have at our disposal and command things that our forefathers would not even have dared to imagine, because they would have seemed so prepos- terous. Let us suppose that-say, about one thousand years ago, someone made a statement like this: "Some day people will see and talk to each other across land or sea." XYhat would the answer to his statement have been? Certainly the people of that time would have said that he was crazy. Now taking a jump of nine-hundred years into the future, suppose that another man, more cultured and civilized were to make the same statement as the first man. XVhat do you think that the answer of his listeners would be? It possibly would be that he, too, was crazy, True, the man who made the statement one thousand years ago is dead and gone, and so is the second man. But now, in 1928, ninety-one years after the second man's statement, someone again uttered those startling words. This time he not only stated the fact but proved that it could be done. "Some day people will see and talk to each other across land and sea," certainly has become true when -that super-marvel, Television, or "the annihilation of distance for the eye," was invented. This new invention was based on three ingenious devices, the "Photo-electric cell," the "Neon-tube," and the "Scanning-disc." But Television was now in its babyhood, and like many other great inventions needed much research work in order to perfect it. In 1936, Television was being used commercially in Great Britian, Italy, and Germany, to a certain extent quite successfully. It will soon take the place of Radio, in many respects. It will be in the United States for commercial use in the fall of l937. It is obvious that Tele- vision will play an important part in the Commercial and Industrial side of the world in the years to come. Television, an accomplishment desired through the ages of time, and having in store future advancements for this world, certainly deserves the title of being, "a benefactor to humanity." - Nicholas A. Savino '40 CLOUDS As I stood and watched out the window I lifted my glance to the sky And chanced to glance on the soft, white clouds Like so many swans gliding by. Then rapt for a moment I stood there And saw a bright fiery ball Peeping over the shoulder Of a fluffy, snowy wall. Oh, how I should like to be up there Floating by on those blankets of down While the golden rays of the sun VVould melt away all my frowns. Helen Shults '40 I 7 5 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual MY WORKSHOP liver since I was about twelve years of age I have taken a lot of interest in building things for our home. I first started with the workbench which my father gave me for a Christmas present. This was about four years ago. I do not know of any present that I ever received that gave me so much pleasure. This bench is about eight feet long and nearly four feet across, with a large vise fastened to one end of it. It was at this same time, too, that my uncle gave me many tools so that I was all ready to start building things. Among the things I made was a bookcase to hold my copies of "Popular Mechanics." I also built a bird house and some Boy Scout articles. After working with this bench for about a year I became interested in power tools and purchased a lathe. This is a woodworking lathe which is run by a quarter horse power motor and can be used for many good pur- poses. Among the things that I made with this lathe were candle sticks, lamp bases, potato mashers and a foot stool. There are many other uses for a latheg such as the making of porch spindles, wooden wheels, table legs, etc. I have not attempted these as yet. My next purchase was a drill press and a jig saw. These are also power tools and are very useful in a modern shop. The saw I have, has been useful in cutting out jig saw puzzles and also large letters that I have used for signs. jewelers often use one of these saws for fine metal workg and service stations use it for cutting brake bands. The drill press also has many uses- It can be used for carving, boring, or shaping various pieces of wood. These last two tools are a great help in any kind of cabinet work, or in fact, any wood work about the shop. These are about all the tools I have at the present time, but I hope some day to have a complete Delta workshop where I can spent many happy hours. - 'John Ervin '40 THE SENIORS The Seniors rush from class to class, Pushing the Freshmen as they passg And we little ones just turn And say - Those Seniors! Who are they anyway? The Seniors reign supreme in our school, And delight to tell "Freshies" what is the ruleg NVhile we little ones merely grin, And pray - Oh, well! VVe'll be like them some day. J. Furey and M. Margraff '40 I 7 6 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual 1'lf1IilfPH I , if-6 1, . Q Qty X5 " QT i l U ' T' -' 'PVP . f 'YWQ ,A, ' gl I 3,.k agfugh 0 Q- ,rg v4 tgp' 781 "PEG 0' MY HEART" IS. ICHAEL, JARV M AND PEG NNETT , JERRY, BE CHICHESTER, HAWKES, MRS. ALARIC. ETHEL, BRENT, Peg .. Jerry .......... Elmira Catholic High School Annual ltthel ........... Mrs. Chichester .. Alaric ..,........ Mr. Hawkes Mr. Brent .... Bennett ..... Jarvis ............. . Michael, Peg's d Og "PEG O' MY HEART" CAST ' LITTLE OLD LADY Rita Schneck Joseph Maloney Margaret O'Donnell Maryanna Peterson Paul Lewis . . . Sydney Mitchell . . . . Paul Sheehan . . . . Ann McCarthy .. NVilliam Osborne Saki The twilight softly sifted through the attic window as the last rays of the setting sun spun their golden threads through the silver of her hair. As your eyes become accustomed to the darkness, you can distinguish the sil- houette of certain objects against the gray dusk. A badly battered trunk sets open and the figure by its side seems unmindful of the hard, dusty floor where she sits. There lies open on her lap a small book: its leaves are yellowed with age and give the appearance of having been turned many times. Soon they come to rest as she closes the covers together but the pages curl back at the edges and the printing is almost invisible. The faded letters seem to form the title, "Peg O' My Heart? A soft smile flickers across her face as she relives one of the most memorable events in her life. lt was her Senior year and they were all gathered around sisteris desk. She felt weak, her heart was beating at a terrific speed, beating out the words, "would she," "would she," "would she." Then it stopped! Sister was speaking, "Do you think you can do this part?" The words couldn't come but with trembling lingers she accepted the book. liagerly each char- acter scanned his part and then-rehearsal. Though reserved and dignified, she was bubbling inside with laughter. livery now and again the bubbles would burst forth at the dry wit of Paul Lewis, whose character was so true to that of Alaric's, there was no need to act, at Rita in her calico dress and the old fashioned straw with the ribbons hanging down the back-a true Peg if there ever was one. The role of Jerry was written for joseph Maloney, who played opposite Rita. l-le made you feel he was Sir Gerald Adair, for he played the part with more ease than any of the others. His irresistible personally fccmed to be felt by everyone in the audience. Margaret O'Donnell, certainly proved her great dramatic ability by her line performance in the role of the cold, hearfless Ethel, whose character was such a contrast to the dear natured Margaret. Playing opposite her was Paul Sheehan. Needless to say, Paul proved his genius beyond words. Suddenly ripples of laughter filled the little garret as the figure recalled Jarvis, paracling across the dimly lighted stage in a night shirt, one of those broa:l kind with a cap to match. Sophisticated VVilliam Osborne, played that part which made the sight all the funnier. Sidney Mitchell had to age thirty-two years in a night. lle did it so well that his hair seemed actually to turn gray. Most deserving of her part was Ann McCarthy. She was the maid and though the role was brief, "It's the supporting cast that counts." Maryanna Patterson '37 l 7 9 l Elmira Catholic High School Annual LEFT TO RIGHT, SEATED, L. GAFFEY, F. HARTNETT, A. MCCARTHYQ STAND- ING, P. LEWIS, T. BUTLER, P. SHEEHAN, R. FOUHY. THE 1937 YEAR BOOK STAFF liditor-in-Chief .. Assistant liditor Business Manager .. .. Art lfditor ...... Social Editor .... ................. .Xssociate liditors l'aul Sheehan Ann McCarthy Robert Fouhy .. l'aul l.ewis Lenore Galley . . .. Frank Hartnett, Joseph Maloney, and Thomas Butler After the january exams were over, the Seniors turned their attention. l to,preparing for this year's publication of the Year Book. The stalf was selected early in February and work got under way. The work, being en- tirely new to us, progressed slowly at hrst: but with the year books of the past as our guides and with the experience of our Advisor at our disposal we gradually gained momentum. Day' by day the book took form. lilaborate plans were suggested and discussed. Q'l'hese plans, however, could not be carried out without financial supportj After an earnest appeal to the student body for cooperation, we were showered with the greatest number of adver- tisements ever printed in a Catholic lligh Year Book. The lion's share of the prizes were captured by the Freshmen, to whom we are truly grateful. The other classes contributed to the book, also, particularly in the line of literary material. XYith this wonderful spirit urging us on we bent our efforts in a renewed drive to put the finishing touches tor the Book. Now that it is completed we wish to have it represent, notronly the staff, Class, but the entire student body of lilmira Catholic High, l30l and the Senior Elmira Catholic High School Annual LEFT TO RIGHT, SEATED-M. MARGRAFF, F. HUGHES, R. KAMINSKI, A. BATTERSBY1 STANDING-Z. HELM, R. FOUHY, W, TUBERTY, P. SHEEHAN OFFICERS President ...... ............... . .. Ann Battersby Vice President .. ....... l'aul Sheehan Secretary ....... .. XYinifred Tuberty Treasurer ............ ..... I iobert lfouhy Freshman Counsellor ... . . Nlary Klargrarf Sophomore Counsellor ...... Zane Helm Junior Counsellor .... ................. . .. Florence Hughes Senior Counsellor .. ......................... .. 'Regina Kaminski SODALITY NOTES During the past year the Sodality of Our l.ady has met with much suc- cess because of the cooperation of not only the Sodalists but also of the entire student body, .Xll the enterprises the Sodality has undertaken were received with much enthusiasm. Several Pagan llabies have been ransomed this year as a result of the spirit shown among the Sodalists. .Xt the beginning of the year the Sodality sponsored a cookie sale which was such a success that it has been followed by others. But these were not the only things the Sodalists undertook. ln December there was a "Bee Hunt" in the Scout Rooms. The whole student body responded to this. Then in lfebruary we had our Bingo Party and again the student body co- operated with us to make it a success. During Lent there was a mite box in each homeroom. liveryone sacrihced a few pennies and at the end of Lent we were able to ransom three Pagan Babies. The Sodality has done well and no doubt will continue to do well under the guidance of its Spiritual .-Xdvisor. -Ann llattersby '37 I 3 l l iff-gif-"5 j wg.. 'K " ' : ff 2 -Q, .Fx an Gln, ifw2:'.g'.i W-F Q ,. .P TEN. 3 . 2 THE SCIENCE CLUB AT WORK Elmira Catholic High School Annual THE ATOMIC CIRCLE OFFICERS . . . Paul Lewis .. . Paul Sheehan . . . . . john Arman . . . . Sidney Mitchell President ....... Vice President .... Secretary ....... Treasurer ..... . ............ . . john Arman Helen Burns Thomas Butler Ann Crossed Phyllis Devlin Ernest Fennell Robert Fouhy Marion Gerrity Shirley Gilroy Mary Hall Frank Hartnett Albert Hogan john Johnson Regina Kaminski Harry Lagonegro Paul Lewis Ann McCarthy Frances McInerney Sydney Mitchell Ellen Moxley Leo Norton VVilliam Osborne Jean Reidy Irene Rohde Margaret Shannon Kathleen Sheehan Paul Sheehan Firmina Sweeney VVinifred Tuberty Mary Vtfipfler In September, 1936, The Atomic Circle, a club dedicated to the advance- ment of science, was formed. It became a member of a nationwide organi- zation, the Student Science Clubs of America. A constitution which made only juniors and Seniors eligible for membership in the club was drawn up. During the year the club sponsored, and participated in, many activities. Demonstrations of soapmaking and photography were presented by the students. At a Christmas assembly the club presented a play. In February the members made a tour of the Corning Glass VVorks. On this- tour various articles of glass on exhibit were seen. In the glass factory the methods of glass making, both ancient and modern, were observed. Later the organiza- tion visited the filtration plant. There the students saw the actual operations employed in purifying water. Sidney Mitchell '37 ' Tff' EQLXQI aging? I 8 3 l THE JUNIOR-SENIOR BANQUET AT THE MARK TWAIN Elmira Catholic High School Annual HELLO JUNIORS! It seems that Mary XYipHer is busy contemplating on bells. Now don't get excited. Vile don't mean what you think. XVe're just thinking of school bells, aren't we Mary? Qlispecially the one that rings every forty-live minutes. Or is it the ringer????j Bill Frost appears to prefer the underclassmen. Bill reports that they're partciularly interesting on the way to and from school. A sweet girl, sweet looking and in general Mary Hall, "Sweet is the word for you." Listen Mike. Elmira Catholic High Students are beginning to wonder if you have changed your address. Come clean! Do you live on High Street or Maple Avenue? VVell john! NVe hardly ever hear from you but remember that old saying, "Still water runs deep'??? It is reported around that the Schwartz Dress Shop is doing a tremen- dous business lately. It must be Frannie McInerney's alluring charms that are bringing them there. jean Reidy, our prettiest junior, certainly attracts attention in the junior Homeroom. QNever mind boys. XYe won't tell who you are.j Bill Reed is one boy who has class spirit. Bill just seems to have luck with everything he undertakes. Qlncluding that certain junior.j Never mind, Mary Coughlin. XYe like gum, too. XYhy 'just think, after next year you can chew gum to your heart's content! Be careful, Dolores. That happy go lucky disposition will get you in trouble one of these days. XYe see where Bill Kelly has at last made his debut. It all happened at Lamb Dance during lfaster XYeek. QYes, that Grove Street Miss was the lucky girl.j Here's one girl who's bound to make good in the world. Best wishes for next year, Irene. XYe know you'll make a good Senior. Are you unhappy? XYant some fun? If you do just look for "Peanuts" Graham. Marion Gerrity is the artist of her class. According to the rapid stride sheis made so far in this line, she's bound to succeed. You're certainly a good student, Flossie. VX'e wouldn't be surprised if you turned out to be a second Frances Perkins or the like. It is rumored that the mail on Davis Street has been pretty heavy lately. If this keeps on, the Post Office Department will have to put on an extra carrier to handle the mail that goes to the Shannon residence. XX'e pity the poor postman. To think that the offender is from Vermont. Herels a tip, Girls. He's tall, dark, and handsome. Oh Kathleen! Somebody really ought to warn Margaret Mitchell. If you keep on writing your stories, she will soon have a little competition. XVhat,s your secret, Helen? Do you eat Post Toasties, l'ost Bran or what??? lYe'd like to know where you get all that pep, vim, and vigor. XYe know you'll make a good Senior, Margaret, because you are such a good sport and have so much class spirit, Sh! XYe'll let you in on a secret. XYe have a future prima donna in our school. She exists in the person of Firmina Sweeney. hive have a sneaking suspicion that john Tormey's theme song is, "In the Good Old Summer Time." The reason being that this time of the year is Hquittin, timeu for school students. john is known throughout the build- ing for his dislike for studies. This, however, has not kept him from be- coming one of the most popular students in the school. "XYantedAA girl with an extra special appealing personality." lf such l35l Elmira Catholic High School Annual an ad were to appear in a newspaper, we know that Helen Burns would cer- tainly qualify. She has Irish eyes, and an Irish smile. In general, Mary Margaret Kelly is a true Irishman. She's just an all-around girl. If ever your troubles get too much for you, just go to her and you'll forget you've ever had any. You can always count on her. Yes Sir! We mean Ellen Moxley. Shirley is the model girl of her class. Those who follow her example can expect that they'll always be on the right path. If lidward Carroll were to take a job such as the one he had "junior Carnival Night", fwhite apron and allj we know one restaurant which would be popular. Ann Crossed is the Literary genius of her class. Who knows, Ann? You might end up to be someone famous, Arthur says that there seems to be something about red that he simply can't resist. I wonder what it could be??? John Mulligan and Frank Kessing are newcomers to the school. You have our Best XVishes for success next year, boys. Could it be Charles Fouhy's red hair that attracts the women? Ann Battersby and Lenore Gaffey '37 .qlg-...L-.- CLASS WILL OF 1937 lVe, the class of 1937, of the Elmira Catholic High School, in the County of Chemung, State of New York, United States of America, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, execute, publish, and declare this to be our last VVill and Testament. First: To Father Burns, the continued success of carrying out his duties in the Elmira Catholic High in the future years he will spend here. Second: To the faculty, our deepest thanks for giving us their undivided attention in guiding us through our four happy years at the Elmira Catholic High School. Third: To the juniors, our sincerest hope that they will have a successful Senior year, both in their class work and in their social activities. Fourth: To the Sophomores, a higher sense of superiority and a greater urge to work for their school. Fifth: To the Freshmen, we express our deepest thanks for all the work they have done in making this year book possible. INDIVIDUAL BEQUESTS: To the favorite of the present junior class, Harry Lagonegro's honor as president. To Kathleen Sheehan, Olene Brusso's ability in Shorthand. To Helen Burns, Ruth Manning's humor and wit. To Marion Gerrity, Lenore Gaffey's personality. To John Mack, Joseph Maloney's dancing ability. To Florence Hughes, Margaret O'Donnell's charm, and ability to make friends. To Arthur Smith, Ernest Fennell's technique of attracting the ladies. To Edward Carroll, Bob Fouhy's "gift of gab." To Firmina Sweeney, Ann McCarthy's curly hair. To XVilliam Graham, John Lynch's athletic figure. IN WVITNESS XVHEREOF, we hereunto subscribe our name. I SENIORS OF THE CLASS OF 1937. Attorneys: Angelina Mancini, Margaret McGough. l36l


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