Elmira Catholic High School - Victorian Yearbook (Elmira, NY)
- Class of 1938
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Text from Pages 1 - 78 of the 1938 volume:
At last we have attained our goal.
An open gateway lies ahead and calls us.
But, looking backward,
We can see the y ears we spent together,
And because we worked and played
And laughed a lot and maybe cried a bit-
We gathered them, these years that now are past
Between the covers of this book,
That they may always, in the years to come,
Remain, one Perfect memory-
Sympathetic understanding of our needs,
Inexhaustible source of good counselg
Serene and untroubled by the cares
That vanquish souls of lesser faithg
Educator, not alone in material things, but
Rather, in the things that really count.
Educator of the spirit and the soul.
Lavishes her constant thought upon us
Especially those of us who lag behindg
And in loving appreciation to the one that
Never failed us, we the class of 1938, in
Order that she may remember us, give her with our
Respect and love this hook.
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FATHER BRIEN, Principal
Rev. Williain Brien, M.A., Ph.D., S.T.L. . . Principal
Rev. Williain A. Burns, M.A. .... Vice-Principal
Sister M. Eleanor
V Sister M. Carmella
Sister Mary Stephen
Sister Teresa Clare
Introduction to Business
Sister M. Constance
Sister M. Bernardine
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Like the Good Shepherd, Father Burns knows
his flock and his Hock knows him. A kind and
wise adviser, a Patient teacher, a zealous leader,
a brilliant mind-words are inadequate-words
will never descrihe our Father Burns.
President . , Arthur Smith
Vice-President Firmina Sweeney
Secretary Shirley Gilroy
Treasurer . Iohn Mack
VVe are about to complete four successful years at Elmira Catholic High. As we
leave, l am sure that we all carry with us a tender remembrance of our Alma hlater.
Under the guidance of the good Sisters, Father Reilly and Father Burns, we have steadily
progressed in mind and body. These days can never be recalled. If we have used them
to good advantage, we are completely prepared to enter the world. After graduation each of
us will launch his ship upon lifels diverse whirlpools. However, no matter in which direction
we set our course, let us always remember our goal-Heaven. l am sure that we are fully
aware of it.
Our activities have been marked with success largely through the active cooperation
of every member of the class. To paraphrase an old expression, possibly it was due to the
fact that we are 'ljust one big happy family."
VVhen we leave, we must not drop the many friendships which we have cultivated
in these secondary years. Life is too short to disregard any companionship that we may
make. Some of us will go to college, others to business school. The same roof will no longer
hold us together. VVe shall be on our own. Difficult problems will no doubt find their way
into all of our lives. No one of them, however large, will be too great to conquer if we
remember that big things come slowly.
l am certain that l can speak for the entire class iii thanking the facultv for their
active interest in our social and intellectual welfare. It has been an honor and a pleasure
to work with you during our senior year.
Arthur D. Smith
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N a bright morning in September of the year of 1934, a group of boys and girls
scrubbed Within an inch of their lives and, eager to begin their high school careers, climbed
three flights of stairs to what seemed to them 'fseventh heavenf, These boys and girls,
just green from grammar school, were destined to be the most radical class ever to enter
the Elmira Catholic High School. At our first class meeting we tried to act "grown upf,
Therefore we accomplished something, for we elected our class officersg William Reed,
president, Charles Fonhy, vice-president, Catherine Dartt, secretary, and Ioseph Short-
Although our class had no particular activity of its own in our Hrst year, still we
were kept busy with the activities of the Sodality and the other classes. We were the first
class to study Economic Citizenship, which dashed our hopes of another study period after
Ianuary. We walked into Latin with our heads held high determined to master it if it
took our last ounce of strength. We planned a class picnic to climax our first year, but
due to numerous difficulties it never materialized.
As has been said before, our class was destined to be radical and we certainly proved
it in our second year. For the Hrst time in the history of the school a girl was elected
president of the class. Mary Wipfler had the honor of presiding over the class in our
sophomore year. Iohn Tormey was vice-president, Ellen Moxley, secretary, and Charles
Of course, as sophomores, we regarded the incoming freshmen with the proper amount
of disdain as was befitting our superior position. Again we joined the Sodality and supported
the activities of the other classes.
But this year, being more organized, we had many K'doin's" of our own. At Christmas
we all worked hard for and enjoyed a party. Witli a borrowed radio, cornmeal on the
floor, and a lighted Christmas tree, fun was had by all. We were the first sophomore
class to express our talents in an assembly. We even dared to sponsor such an enterprise as
a carnival, which was highly successful, socially and financially.
While we battled with Caesar, waded into French, we strove to conquer goemetry.
When our second year was over we had the memories of two happy years behind us and
many hopes for two more ahead of us.
Time passes swiftly, doesn't it? Almost before we knew when, how, or why it happened
we were Iuniors. And we had a new principal, tool After due consideration, with strict
regard for the rules of parliamentary law, we elected class officers. Those honored were
Ivlichael Rohde, Mary Wipfler, Margaret lvlary Shannon and Charles Fouhy. We then
delved into the mysteries of Chemistry, Cicero, etc. Being so engrossed in those interesting
subjects we found little time for outside activities. However, a goodly number of
Iuniors joined the newly organized "Atomic Circlefl
The second term found us up and doing. Abundant pep was manifested in our
"Iamboree" Qjust another name for a carnivalj, which was rather a huge success and all
that sort of thing. Then came April twenty-seventh---Iunior Day-sweet memories. The
assembly presented was greeted joyously as was befitting an affair with guest speakers,
skits, trumpet solos, and plays. ln the evening, according to time-honored custom, we
feted the Seniors with the annual Iunior-Senior banquet at the Mark Twain Hotel. There
we ate, drank and were merry-but did we die? No, because a good many lived to top
the mighty summits of the Enna Iettick Park roller coaster at the class picnic in Iune.
Several eminent members of the class brought that grand year to a close by setting a record
in marathon walking.
Seniors arise! Gird on thy swords and go valiantly forth to battle! Like old veterans
we proceeded with the ritual of election. Arthur Smith, Firmina Sweeney, Shirley Gilroy,
and Iohn Mack-left to right in the usual order of president, vice-president, secretary, and
treasurer-were invested. VVith a smash, bang and a good time for all we started the year
with a carnival. During the course of the evening the lights became so tired of jumping
and dancing that they went to sleep. But a new fuse soon awakened them, and the merry-
making proceeded unhindered.
December found us Hlled with gay holiday spirit. So we imparted our good cheer
to the school by presenting an assembly. We raised our voices in song-aheml and the
school raised its hands to its ears-oops! we mean to applaud. 'Everybody Got just What
He Wanted" when Santa Claus appeared with presents and candy canes. It was successful
---welre glad it was-and we like to remember it. In the evening we joined hands with the
Iuniors in giving a Christmas party. Fun and frolic and a gay holiday season were ours.
On February twenty-eighth, the Senior play, 'KGlass Dishes," was presented at the Dunn
Memorial Building. The cast gave public and perfect evidence of their ability. The senior
class is proud of those talented members. For as has been said so often--"Glass Dishes" was
a "smash hit.',
Our days at Catholic High are numbered. True, several joyful events are yet to come
fthe Senior Prom-and then that night of victory-graduation. But still we shall soon
leave this loving shelter.
Some day in the distant future when this history of the class of 1938 of the Catholic
High shall be completed upon the books in Heaven, may it be a record of lives lived in
strict accordance with the teachings of our beloved Alma Mater.
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HELEN BURNS .... Helen .... cheerful and
chic .... serene philosophy of life '... . tiny, tiny
feet .... clarling shoes .... sweetest smile ....
hates to recite in class .... but always has a rencly
answer . . 21 sympathetic friencl .... never snulns
unyluomly , . woulcln't hurt 11 Hy . . . is never
envlous .... received two Valentines .... from the
same person .... an orclurl to her . . or rather
frequent bouquets from Caxlunclnigua . . . Llwilllf
21 rule to S01'orlty?l ,.... unolvstrusive .... but
nlwuvs arouncl to help .... surprisinglv eflflcient
. . . . likes Ares . . . , when tlmerels n gang . . . .
an A-1 IVPISI .... sorry sl1e's s1ck so much .
clzunty runnnerisms . . . sweet .
EDWARD CARROLL .... Burl .... athletics his
forte .... wears Pacl-ay Rogers, overcoat .... Pug nose
. . . , genius of the back-Hring compliment . . . .
foot-loose and fancy free .... line forms on the right
. . can Put on accents at will .... funny man
. . . . can't remember "chevaux" means horses . . . .
not hair .... little ray of sunshine .... crashes
football games easily .... when l7oP's on that beat
, . . . cartoonist . . . . 'Ame antl Rulve Goldberg' . . . .
have you seen his dwarfs? .... checker champ ....
likes Punch, "the Donkey Serenaclef' and driving with-
out a license ..., breaks fountain pens when peevecl
. . . . repeuts too late .... eager, penetrating, probing
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glance .... Been nice knowing you .... Per-
oxide hair . . . Thespian .... emharrased himself
and Dulcie .... restless . .
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MARY COUGHLIN .... Coogie .... lovely pro-
Hlc .... sculptured curls .... ll guy giggler ....
proficient in the art of gum-chewing .... forever
combing her hair .... waiting at the corner for
the street-czu' .... hates to study .... hut loves to ask
questions .... VVhy? .... intencls to he a beautician
. . . . will he 21 moclcl one . . , . adores dogs anrl
owns two .... HGoing down to lWidlandl'? . . . .
likes to wear black .... it does something to her . .
crazy about popcorn .... and Potato chips ....
enjoys doing absurd things .... gets n kick out of
any situation .... practical joker .... gorgeous dancer
. . . . likes to buy gas at midnight . . . . smooth . . . .
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ANNE CROSSED .... Ann .... "Sweet as a songll
. . . . charming . . . . quiet . . . . but never a wet
blanket ,... dreams .... draws and writes poetry
. . . . does both extremely well . . . . her posters are
always in demand .... thinks before she speaks ....
. . . . so, never gets in trouble . . . . beautiful face
. . . . beautiful mind . . . . always ready to help any-
body do anything .... has grand ideas .... adores
-aviation and hot fudge sundaes .... loathes history
. . . . but gets good marks . . . . a true blue friend
. . . . popcorn maker at Carnivals . . . . brown jumper
dress .... will make an excellent stenographer ....
smart .... as well as lovely to look at . . . likes
roses, ham and lohn Howard .... shy . . ,
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. . . . lets People read his diary . . . . shocks them
. . . . too fond of puns . . . . can't resist Pickles and
ice cream .... famous for dirty white shoes and
golden sunset sport coat .... aspiring architect ....
likes arguing, Loretta Young, and watching people
watch other people .... grins always .... coins
new words .,.. starts sentences .... never Hnishes
them .... dents fenders on family jollopy ....
sarcastic ,... whistles backwards .... always late
. . . . always has an abili . . . . henna rinse . . . .
tennis bungler .... wins fountain Pens ..,. can't
still those dancing feet .,,. forever making up new
steps .... favorite Pastimesbelitting Elmira ....
worries about the war in Spain ,... impractical ideas
... .breezy . ...
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MARION GERRITY .... Nlarion .... darling hats
and shoes .... pessimist . . . worries and worries
. . . looks smooth in black .... draws constantly
. . . . and beautifully . . . . a true artist . . . . says she
hatesiuher dog, Daisy .... hut we suspect itws just
a false front-N .... calls every dog a hound ....
from a Great Dane to a Scotty .... gets reprimanded
daily for talking in class . . , . a staunch friend . . . .
if she likes you .... is amusing in the number
of her dislikes .... hut her bark is worse than her bite
. . . . adores VVilliam Powell, murder mysteries and
pickles .... patient Waiter on street corners ....
frank . . . unique .... K '
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SHIRLEY GILROY .... Shirl ..., lvfadonna ....
full of fun .,.. but likes to he serious . . . has Il
Passion for haskethall .... and a Certain player . . . .
lovely disposition .... shy .... hut can be a swell
friend .... terrifically courteous .... has intimate
moods .... hut can he hard to know .... Sllf-
prising sense of humor '.... Hutters her hands when
she laughs .... will make a marvelous nurse ....
strong, capable fingers .... hates to talk about
people hehind their hacks .... dancing brown eyes
. . . . enchanting smile . . . . loves to decorate . . . .
can do things with crepe paper .... looks gorgeous
in an evening gown .... hut can play a mean game
of haskethall .... tres jolie ,,..
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WILLIAM GRAHAM .... Peanut .... typing
master .... addicted to the Nlidland hangout ....
takes zeros with complacency .... little man . . . .
catches big fish .... "want to see my operation?'y
. . . . talks fast, glibly . . . . has to repeat . . . . drinks
warm milk .... favors high water Pants, bright socks
. . . . his USay there" put insuborclinates in their
place .... tough guy .... earnest, clever, impertinent
. . . . shy on dates . . . sarcastic . . . . because he
never blows off steam .... speaks when hc-'s spoken
to .... likes Simone Simon, cokes and Savona ....
softball fan .... never talks about himself . . .
reserved .... but entertaining .... is partial to lady-
Hngers and "The Old Apple Tree" .... shag artist
. . . . hates to hear bull frogs eroak in an alto voice
. . nonchalant . . . .
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I ! lx 1 If if 'U ,XM 'int everything .... surprisingly studious . . . looks
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M ' ll Alwaysn .... yells wildly at a football game ....
, f f , . ' I' gets enthusiastic about things .... spontaneous . . , .
L ' L, likes shows, candy, and baseball .... left-Helder on
' 'jj 4-1. ' a softball team .... but would look luscious with
gardenias in her hair .... gets along with boys ....
she has Hve brothers .... wants to be a teacher . .
we envy her classes .... beautiful
FLORENCE HUGHES .... Flossie .... flighty
and feminine .... loves lovely things, Poetry, music
flowers .... Yardlevs .... likes soup, and Chopin
. . . . slender, mobile fingers . . . , Grecian nose . . . .
worries about Hunking but manages to get hundreds
. . . . never sees a movie . . . . funny and serious at
the wrong times . . . deep thinker .... friendly
but unpredictable . . . strokes chin while reciting
. . . . Partial to Cats . . . . generous . . . . forever late
. . . . Wonlt let you repay 21 loan . . . . Writes beautiful
things in a beautiful hand ,... will go fur in music'
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lVIARY,4KEl,.LY .... k"lll1'Y .... pruu mul tum
. . . . adores football . . . . nucl heroes uucl gossip
. . . . 11621K as n pin . . . . belongs to everytluug . . . .
null has fun everywhere .... swell ideas .... she loves
to skate, ricle, nlzmce, uml eat .... hates menu cracks,
cheap clothes, and studying .... at home lu Coru-
iug .... looks smoothly soplustieutenl iu au evening
gown .... talks and talks ,... inclined to rave
. . . . burgundy nail polish . . . . just to march her
suit .... yearns to be culled Theoclota .... writes it
all over tablets .... Cheerful aufl curious .... buys
magazines .... because she likes thc pictures on the
covet .... perky ....
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VVILLIANI KELLY .... Kel .... peaches and
cream complexion .... sheik .... falls asleep beside
his bed, saying his prayers .... wears uf, canal
boats .... favorite pose--hand in his fatherls Pocket
. . . . harclv Jerenninl Wiseacre . , . . one- irl man . . . .
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feucls with college cops .... likes hot clogs, Mark
Twain shirts and Shirley Temple ..,. takes a beat-
ing before school starts
nights .... shzives everv
guards his lmbv pictures
bancl .... 'LN11irie" .
hates to stav home
four months .... jeulously
. . . . Cub Calloway is his
. . wants to be a surgeon
but ean't sew .... ufor er inff out loud" ....
rifles horses brirehnclc .... favorite pastime--tormenb
ing the neighbors .... has a wicked right ....
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IOHN NTACK . . . Skeet .... uuaffectecl
but IIOI simple .... favorite expression is "er hi-er
ho-er lllllllv .... harclly ever talks .... Prime Virtue
is his ability to listen .... gets that ten in history . . , .
class treasurer A... . finance rlrives him crazy '... .
Star-Gazette boy . , . . likes bowling, boxing and
baseball . . . , is partial to Tommy Dorsey and vanilla
ice cream . . . . eats Fleishman's yeast . . .
caught reading "American Girl" .... blue
color .... pronounces cafe Hcalfu . . . laughs
ingly at otheris jokes anal puns .... pillar
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s .... regular guy .... shy .... but
a swell friencl .... nothing like a brush haircut . . . ,
can't keep his glasses straight .... good at skating
hates dancing .... but is always in clemantl
unobstrusive . .
HELEN NICCARTHY .... Mac .... petite and
popular .... gets around .... grave fact -... .
laughing eyes .... never uses a bridge when sho can
wade .... her house the scene of many Z1 rc-vel ....
. . . . bunny wrap . . . . smooth dancer . . , . always
has a nice word to say about everyone .... serious
. . . . but has loarls of fun . . . . likes to HIP . . . .
cats and eats but clot-sn't look it .... little girl Ways
. . . . Helen Ioan . . . . waits for a mucl hola br-fore
she gets 21 Hat tirc .... looks cute driving nrouucl in
the coupe ..., Posy . . . 'LMa Wants to knowlv
. . high heelecl shoes .... likes to wzirble "Dia1nc',
. . . . doesnlt Want to go to college . . . but would
make 11 charming co-ccl .... tops . .
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FRANCES MCINERNEY .... Petey .... pretty
and peppy .,.. likes what you like because she likes
you .... wears her best Clothes to school .... "I'l1
meet you after workw .... sweet and swell . . . .
raves ,nl raves .... likes cookies after school, Rossils
hot chocolate and Nelson Eddie .... makes a lovely
Widow .... as we saw in the play .... blissfully
ignores the cares of this life .... but things 'Aget on
her nerves, '... . is a favorite with Southsiders . . . .
hobby is horseback riding .... huge blue hat ....
pet peeve is butter under peanut butter on bread
. . . . remembers the cottage . . . . ready, willing, and
able .,.. lovely ....
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ELLEN NIOXLEY .... Mox .... adores gardens,
poetry and solitude .... "Anybody got a match?"
. . . . hates spinach, colqes and W. C. Fields . . . .
afraid of the dark .... but only indoors . . . raves
about a sunset or the buttons on somebody's dress
. . . . punster . . . . likes soup after dances . . . .
Brown .... wants to teach .... still spouts Words of
wisdom worthy of Aunt Abigail .... stubbornly com-
placent .... gleeps .... saves everything from tin-
foil to rose leaves .,.. collects elephants .... has
a garden .... is crazy about it .... lil-ces swing in
small doses . . . friendly . . . .
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IOHN NIULLIGAN . . . lohnny .... hot licks
on the old trumpet . . dozes in history class
. . Goodman hysteria .... throws absentee parties
. . . . moody . . . . Beau Brummel . . . . Father
VVise,s buddy at golf .... amazing vocabulary ....
raves about swing, chocolate cake, and his sister . .
the man without a desk .... king of clowns ....
truck on down, Johnny .... family distrusts him
with car .... Dick Tracy profile .... beard like a
rasp .... they call him "Sticky'y . . . with a reason
. . . . composure opposes gaiety . . . . infectious giggle
. . . . unpredictable . . . . cokes at Moslierls . . . .
'Kheard the one about the--U .... chooses simplicity
in girls .... Mzirk Thurston, the two-timer ....
imitates anybody .... or anything .... polishes those
shoes .... has a line .... smoothie ....
CARL RAYNIORE .... Carl .... sometimes be-
wildered .... always good naturerl .... A'lVleet the
Newcomern in the Telegram .... good for business
. . . . confidence, tenacity, courage . . . . solves the
unemployment Problem for Roosevelt . . . eminent
statistician .... militantly religious .... a diamond
in the rough .... his Sleepy Dreamers, lethal agents
at the Carnival .... swears by Underwood's pies for
snacks .... Sneezy, the Dwarf .... midwestern
jaunter .... Idaho to Weelaawkeri, N. I ..... super-
salesmanship .... ambition to be the worldls most
successful salesman .... will get that English, if it
kills him .... Atlas .,.. carries twenty Pounds
of magazines .... bulging Pockets .... data ....
Horatio Alger complex ..,. helll get along . .
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XVILLIANT REED .... Bill. . . . authority on
theology ..,. never studies .... but always gets
good marks .... drivels auntls car .... has no
license .... fond of hitch-hiking .... small talk
on street corners .... UI won't dancen .... keen
intellect .... prejudicial .... expert doodler ....
Niagara U. for him .... gets hungry at dances
. . . . eats his Hll at interniissions . . . . tregnendous
vitality .... likes opera, double-breasted suits, and
bananas .... Practical joker .... tickles the ivories
impromptu-like .... 'lsay not son retort to puns
. . . . master minds the K'Victorianl' . . . . 'lPuh-
lease try to get some more adsl, .... lane Withci's
. . . . dark skin . . . . swears hels a mixture of Spanish,
Irish, English, Portuguese .... League of Nations
. . . . scurfs shoes . . . . scathing wit . . , . versatile . .
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IEAN REIDY .... lean .... dear and darling . .
chuckles all over .... sunniest disposition ....
hates to be told shels pretty .... blushes .... shy
. . . . "swell little sticktightn . . . . we loved her as
Dulcie .... dimply smile .... conhdes in her friends
. . . . and can keep secrets . . . . blunt . . . . can sing
. . . . but Wonlt . . . . Lieber Brudder . . . . acquires
a beautiful tan .... pug nose .... loathcs sodas,
men, and Mae VVest .... has a habit of closing her
eyes to think .... worries about triflcs .... but is
optimistic about life in general .... never gets mad
. . . . seldom argues . . . . adores roses . . . . her birth-
day is in Iune .... wistful . .
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IRENE ROPHDE .... lmne .... shm mulmnmt
. . . . thinks and talks quickly . . . . witty remarks . . . .
ahvays ready with a eonieback .... loves basketbah,
home-made bread, and banana ice-cream .... would
take appkfinstead of kxnou pie any day .... shore
hand and typing expert ..,. plays by ear .... makes
up her own songs .... what's that shorthand symbol?
.. .. raves about everything . .. . git of gab .. ..
happy-goducky iunure .... fnencUy fnend ....
pours sympathetic balm on troubles .... hates to
nius a basketbaH ganae .... sentunental .... yearns
over Poetry .... "You know-' '.... stays up fill
all hours .... French Club president .... alert ....
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MICHAEL ROI-IDE ,... lvlike . . . Dutchman
not Irish .... engineer to be .... Cornell intent
. . . . related to more people . . . uncle . . . . Plays
lmsketlxlll with the nurses .... steam fitter in his
spare timt '.... likes cream Puffs, Mickey lvlouse, and
his dog .... lznulc Wnltorl protege .... curls his
hzur . . . doesn't deny it . , . owns a nice crooked
smile .... scenery Putter-upper .... handy man
. . . . Science Club mentor . . . . Hlunlorm to the
funuly .... seven olclock M1155 .... curly riser ....
makes him wiser '.... hates tending to the furnace
. . . . Cl1SllAllfl00lilllg . . . . hut always wright in there
when it counts" .... swell dancer ..., goes for the
Southside gals .... physique of 21 Greek god ....
drlves that Plvmouth .... hesltant speech . .
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efhciency plus ..,. says "holy cowu instead of swear-
ing .... lrish blue eyes . . Suuclay night dates
. . , . pal . . . .gayest laugh , . . . hates to see matches
burn .... niarle ll hit in a Play with audience and
leading iuen .... up to Art's Saturday nights after
work .... 'llf I coulcl only get some sleepn . . .
Passion for spaghetti and vanilla cokes .... unexpect-
ed yen to be a lawyer .... would convince any jury
. . . . raves about 'Tyrone Power, Vogue, ancl chocolate
cookies .... rugged inclivirlualist .... cares not
what others think ..., but has her share of tI1Ct
. . always and always on committees .,.. swell . . .
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DCLORES SI-IEEHAN .... Del .... quiet ....
. . . . sometimes . . . . infectious laugh . . . , shoes and
more shoes .... adores fruits of all kinds, playing
the piano and truckin' .... Plump and Pretty . . . .
has fun driving around in her car .... always has a
carload .... with head and arms protruding from the
windows .... never raves .... but is partial to
candy, dancing, and Gene Raymond .... cleft in
her chin .... enjoys life to the utmost .... is cheer-
fully matter-of-fact .... good sport . . , roly-poly
walk .... Mark TWain's cutest clerk .... Popcorn
and spaghetti eatei '... . blue is her color .... to
match her eyes .... likes gardenias .... peppy ....
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and talkative .... dimples .... starter of fads ....
hates white cake, snobs, and going home early . . .
always late .... KlWe had to do dishesll' . . .
laughs and laughs .... super-populai '... . adores olives,
Washing her hair, and romances .... high shoes
. . . . Wears one expression to death . . . . eharmant
. . . . hanger-outer at Artys . . . . tornboy in her
youth .... gorgeous eyes .... has definite likes and
dislikes .... but changes them overnight ....
Writes stories .... loathes being called Kathleen ....
Parliamentary Law not meant for her .... ULet's
have a partyln .... cute ....
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but Burtls for him .... "Arfer" nickname ....V xy! W' 'JJ l , A, f l'
likes striped pajamas, fried chicken, and four-five-six- W . if-
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the Buick will collapse .... has hay-fever in theiqxk VJ' 'N-' , 'rf I '
summer .... the Admirnble Crichton .... Ll Con-- ' 'J if 'A S -,Y
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raises eyebrow quizieally .... Novena devotee . . . - y Cf' ,L aft t "
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support of the street ears .... HPI to fall on icy X ' Ny' V' '
streets .... twiddles his fin vers .... ambitious .... Li
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irl .... shininfr star of Vir il class .... translates
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French rapidly .... curly head .... grins engagingly
. . . . uVVouldn't it be fun, kids, if-PM . . . . rocks,
scissors, Paper .... swollen arms .... earnest ....
crimson face on cold mornings ..,. hikes .... tom-
boy .... always getting into mischief .... good
sport ..., adores shows, swimming and ice cream
. . . . hates to he kissed . . . . 'Tm not blushing, kids,
mv face is hotl' .... can truck but Won't dance . . .
"Say Good-by to the Qld Apple Tree!" .... small . .
lockstep .... chum . .
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best eaclcly .... imitates Hitler .... in music goes
for ul-lot Lips" and l'Gloomy Sunday" .... affects
foreign aeeent jokes .... h
Wears his heels clown fast .
Busse, anal shuffling along ....
Boomer .... cloes Chemistry
uclcling cartoonist ....
. . . likes golf, Henry
still thinks heys Bill
f homework once a week
. . . . won't pluck his eyehrows . . . . still learning to
tie a how tie .... laughs at his own sallies , . . .
"life" 11lLlfT1lZl11C fiencl ..,. C
rosses his lens often .
mvstieal eyes of the thinker . .
earnest in Conversation ....
. . torments his sister . .
clislikes cliseipline . .
wiggles his ears ..., often stirprisinglv serious . .
procrastination his hohhv . .
. . hrilliant mind . .
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We, the Class of 1938 of the Elmira Catholic High School, City of Elmira, County
of Chemung, State of New York, being of sound and disposed mind, do ordain, publish
and declare this our Last Will and Testament. We bequeath:
First-To the Faculty
I Qur hopes for air-conditioned homerooms
2 Six free Periods a day.
3 An escalator.
4 An electric bell to stop tardiness arguments.
1 Edwina Clune-Ann Crossed's reserved nature.
2 Andrew Ktuckow-Six inches of Arthur Smith
3 Florence Iensen-lyfary WipHer,s Page-boy bob.
4 Francis Karski-lohn Tormeyls love for punctuality.
5 Ioseph Nolan-Bill Reed's Way with the faculty.
6 Fred Battersby-Mike Rohde's brawn.
7 lwargaret Shields-Ellen Moxley's literary ability.
8 Thomas Finnell-Ed. Carroll's book bills.
9 Helene O'I-Ierron-lVlary Coughliifs gum.
IO Ioan Osborne--Dolores Sheehan's car.
II Iames Coughlin-Carl's knapsack.
I2 Iames Owenvlohn lVfulligan's giggle.
I3 Mary Reidy-Firminays wit and humor.
I4 Waldo Longwell-lack Mack's dancing ability.
I5 Ed. Lagonegro- Bill Kellyls peach-fuzz cheeks.
16 lack Guthrie-Peanuts, girl.
I7 Bias Palange-Charles Fouhyls Hhennal' rinse
Third-To under classes
I. To Iuniors-Our precedence at the drinking fountain.
2. To Sophomores-A taste of English III. You'll love it.
3. To Freshmen-Sorry, mes enfants, welvc plumb run out of things to bequeath
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Iohn Arman '37
Nicholas Augustine '34
Ann Battersby '37
Anna May Bermingha
Ruth Bixby '36
Dorothy Brownell '35
Qlene Brusso '37
Thomas Butler '37
Ioseph Carrigan '37
Florence Cavalluzzi '36
Mary Rose Conway '35
Leonard Corsi '34
Phyllis Coughlin '35
Lucy Dandrea '36
Mary Dandrea '34
Phyllis Devlin '37
Iohn Dowdle '34
Ann Falsey '34
Ernest Eennell '37
Florence Fennell '36
Leo Ferris '34
lohn Finnell '36
Robert Eouhy '37
Lenore Gaffey '37
Margaret Gethins '36
Richard Hanley '37
Frank Hartnett '37
Albert Hogan '37
Francis Hughes '35
William Hughes '35
Helen Ianeski '36
Iohn Iohnson '37
William lohnson '35
Florence Kamasa '34
Valeria Kamasa '34
Iohn Kaminslci '35
Regina Kaminski '37
Beatrice Karhan '35
Ioseph Kelly '35
Francis Konkoloski '35
Marie Krucltow '35
Harry Lagonegro '37
Ann Leahy '36
Willard Leisenring '36
Paul Lewis '37
Catherine Lewush '36
Mary Lochern '35
Iohn Lynch '37
Ioseph Lynch '34
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Florence Lynott '36
Ioseph Maloney '37
Angelina klancini '37
Ruth Manning '37
Ann McCarthy '37
Ioseph McCarthy '35
Sara lXflcCarthy '36
Helen McElligott '36
Virginia McGill '36
Margaret lNlcGough '37
Irene Minch '37
Sidney Mitchell '37
Elizabeth Moxley '36
Betsy Nelan '35
Iames Nelan '34
Iarnes Nolan '35
Leo Norton '37
Mary Margaret O'Brien '
Margaret O'Donnell '37
Alexander Olszowy '35
Leo O'lVIealia '34
William Osborne '37
Maryanna Peterson '37
Trieste Ponzi '34
Iames Powers '35
Mary Nlargaret Reilly '36
Philip Riffe '34
Veronica Roth '36
Eleanor Ryan '34
Harry Ryniker '34
Helen Salvatore '36
Ellen Sandore '36
Mary Santone '35
Rita Schneck '37
Margaret Sheahan '36
lean Sheehan '34
Paul Sheehan '37
Roger Sheehan '36
Ann Shortsleeve '34
Ann Sidora '34
Regina Stanley '36
Mary Rita Sullivan '35
Iustin Sweeney '35
Casimera Szupillo '36
William Tinlcler '36
Winifrecl Tuberty '37
Iohn Weaver '36
Thomas Woodward '35
Nlary Elizabeth Iohnson
VERFLOXYINC with good spirits the luniors returnerl to take their place in the hustle
:incl bustle of school life. After renewing old acquaintances, they settled clown to work
in earnest-but not for long. lfor on the Iuniors fell the task of crowning a queen at the
Senior Carnival. On the night of the gala affair, the oH'icers of the class, Eclwarcl O'Connell,
Iames Frost, Wl1llf1'L'Cl Nlashinic, ancl Catherine Smith performecl the task. The truly
gracious manner in which they enthronefl the queen ancl her four attendants bespoke
careful Planning and willing, efficient ability.
The Christmas season found the Iuniors cheerfully cooperating with the Seniors in
enjoying a Party. Dancing, singing, ancl games supplied ample fun. Everybody was happy,
everybody hacl a goocl time.
Committees have been appointed to arrange the annual luniorfSenior Banquet which
will take place soon. If it follows the example of other Iunior undertakings it will be a
clecicled success anrl a fitting climax to a happy school year.
IUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President . Edwarcl O,Connell
Vice-President Vkhnilrecl Nlashinic
Secretary . . Iames Frost
Treasurer Catherine Smith
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Catherine Nfarie Kelly
Nfary Katherine Mai'
PLEASANT school vear awaited the Sophoniores when they returned in September.
After class officers had been elected, a I-lallowe'en party was planned. As is to be expected
when a group of merrymakers gather together, everyone had fun.
Several times during the year the Sophomores hospitably welcomed the other classes to
their homeroom where they entertained them uniquely. The Freshmen witnessed their
ability to impersonate several well-known book characters. The Iuniors enjoyed their plays
and later an interesting debate on a popular question of the day, S
In the latter part of lVlarch the Sophomores received the opportunity to display their
ability, to the entire school, in an assembly. A humorous play and dialogue were presented,
and everyone joined in the singing. This event terminated the sophomore class activities for
SOPHOINTORE CLASS OFFICERS
President . . Iohn Daly
Vice-President Margaret hlack
Secretary . . . Donald Frawley
Treasurer hilary Katherine lwhrgraff
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lVIary Frances Lynch
Anna Nlarie Roland
Nlary Agnes Sullivan
ELL, here we are at the end of our Hrst year. Qur ego has been repaired, our dignity
at last raised, and we are ready to become Sophs. VVe still renieniber the fear with which
We canie up the stairs that First day, although in the initiation, nothing was hurt but our
Once we had become acquainted, the officers for the year were chosen. lanies Brady
was Presidentg Bernard Ryll, Vice-Presidentg Evelyn Gilroy, Seeretaryg and Rlary Agnes
Vxfe were now riding along smoothly and we made Plans for a I-lallowe'en Party. This
was held in the latter Part of Cctober and was a great success. About this time the Iunior
Science Club was organized with Lawrence Lodico as president. Our greatest adventure was
our nature hike which took us to the unexplored regions West of West Hill.
Our first year at Catholic High, as we look back on it, was as happy as anyone could
wish for, and we feel that we have accoinplished something towards that glorious day when
we start out in the World for ourselves. At any rate, vve're glad to be more than Hmere
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
President Iames Brady
Vice-President Bernard Ryll
Secretary . . Evelyn Gilroy
Treasurer lVIary Agnes Sullivan
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Sealed: E. Moxley, M. XYipHer, C. Fouhy, M. Rohde, VV. Reed.
Standing: A. Crossed, J. Mulligan, F. Hughes, M. Hall, I. Mack, H. McCarthy.
YEAR BOOK STAFF
Editor-in-chief Williani Reecl
Assistant Editor Ellen Nloxley
Business hflanager . Mary VVipHer
Faculty Adviser Sister lNT. Bernartline
After the school year had begun in September, the class of 1938 was not long in
electing its Year Book staff. They began work immediately, in an effort to produce a
worthy annual for their Alma lX'1ater. They wish to extencl their heartiest thanks to the
rnerchants of Elmira, through whose generosity the hook was made possible, to their un-
selhsh adviser, to the editor-in-chief, William Reed, an inspiring leader, to the secretaries of
the classes for their brilliant class histories, and to those who have helped in any way to
make the book a success.
Thanks to the entire staff, who have cooperatecl most heartily and put forth their
most sincere efforts to give their school something as a small return for all the school has
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.Swafvi1: C. Yonclerlin, A. Smith, lf. Sweeney, Rl. Rohde, VI. Driscoll, j. Brady.
.S'fr1mlf11g.' J. Mulligan, J. Morrell, ll. llazen, J. Ervin, I.. Ianclico. C. Smith.
THE ATOMIC CIRCLE
Senior Atomic Circle President Micliael Rohde
Vicc-Presiclent . . lohn hfliilligaii
Secretary . Catherine Smith
Treasurer . . . . lohn Ervin
Iunior Atomic Circle President Charles Vontlerlin
Vice-l7resiclent . . . Harry Hazen
Secretary lean Driscoll
Treasurer . . . lohn Nlorrell
lNlews Reporters liirniina Sweency, Arthur Smith,
Iamcs Bracly, Lawrence Loilico
Faculty Aclviser . , Sister Nl. Carmella
The Atomic Circle, sponsoretl by Sister hl. Carmella, was formed in 1936. lts memhcr-
ship at First nunihereil only a few, hut has grown to inclncle the majority of the stnclent
hotly. This enlargement has heen flue mainly to the formation of the Senior anal Iunior
units. These two groups have separate nieetinfgs ancl prograins, hnt both cooperate in
Interesting tallts on scientific suhjects, as well as tours of nearhy Points ol' scientific
interest, are a Part ol' the varieal prograni pnrsueil by the Atomic Circle. Visits to the
Elmira Rcformatory antl the Corning Glass Wo1'lcs were important features on this yearls
Piograin, The showing ol' motion pictures clealing with science ancl men Who have linrtherecl
it has hccn nnclertalqen hy the cluh. Il these are well receiveml hy the stnclents, they
shall continue as a clelinite part of the Circlels activities.
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lfirsf Vu-ze: F. Hughes, M. M. Kelly, lf. Mclnerney, XV. Reecl, li. Moxley, I. Rhode, H. Burns,
Semazd r'fm'.' l". Sweeney, -l. Mack, M. NYipller. .fX. Smith, M. M. Shannon, C Rayinore.
Tlzird I'0Tn'.' M. Cierrity, XY. Kelly, ll. Meiiartliy, li. Carroll, K. Sheehan, C. lfouliy, M. Hall.
THE FRENCH CIRCLE
President . Irene Rohde
Vice-President William Reed
Secretary . . Ellen Moxley
Treasurer . Firmina Sweeney
Faculty Adviser Sister Nlary Stephen
The French Club was organized bv the members of the French Three Class in October
of 1937. lts meetings were helcl on several Friclavs during French Class.
Throughout the year, many programs were given, consisting of stories, Poems, anecclotes.
and jokes. Une of the most interesting was the Play Ulscs Trois Qursm or "The Three
Bears," given near the encl of the Hrst semester. Another high point in the years prograni
was the "Quick Quiz" which was given cluring the secontl semester. lt was concluctecl by
Williriiii Reed and was given entirely in French. Although this club is 1lOt quite a year
olcl, it has clone much to help the members obtain knowledge of l7rance anrl French culture
through its activities. Nlanv of the members are corresponding with stutlents in France.
The club is planning to bring its year to a close with an assembly to be heltl in hflay
for the benefit of the whole student borlv. lt will consist of songs and recitations in French,
anal will be climaxetl bv a short play which will also be presented in the French language.
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l .Sl'tIfl'l1'f H. RlCL4Z1I'fllj', NI. M. Slliillllibll, j, Rn-icly.
.S'lr111zIir1g.' F. mlClHL'l'l1Cj', I. Mulligan, li. larrwll. A. Smith, -I 'l'urn1cy, IC. Kluxlcy.
THE SENIOR PLAY "GLASS DISHES"
Abigail Pcttibont' Ellen hloxlcy
Posy Gaclml . . . Hvlvn lX4CC1lI'flly'
l:lOl'L'IlCC Roberts fX'Iargarct lVlary Shannon
Nlllfli Thurston . Iobn Xlulllgan
Bill ljvouiuur . Iobn bI.01'IllCy
Bt-llv I'mo411'clman Frauen-s Nlclm-rncy
PI'0l-CSSUI' Dlngwull . Artbur Slllllll
Dulriu Robcrts loan Rt-idy
Inn Thurston lfclwarcl Carroll
Tllcrt- were lou' anfl nuSt'luuf in tlus x'car's Senior plav, with tllu olcl-lasluonccl bonu'
of' Xliss Abigail Pcttibonc as tllc PL'l'l-CCI Scttlng lor tlu' tlungs that ll2lp1K'llt'Cl.
Aunt Abigail, a Sll2lI'PAf0I1gllR'tl, gklilfl-l1L'8I'fL'il spuustcr, is CO1H1JL'llL'1l to nuxvc froin l1L'l'
quaint llousc lwczlllsc of nnlvzucl taxt-S, Vxfhilc lT1lL'lCll1i1", sbt' tliscovcrs sonlc olcl dishcs ol
Sandwich glass wlucb sbc dt-ciflt-s to send to tba' T-CIIIICSSCL' Blisslonarx' Suclcty, Although
cliscouragccl by ber bard luck, sbt' succcccls in bringing together bw' lurcc. Florence Robcrts,
ancl Nlurli Thurston, as well as lYlIlTl1L'I'll1g thc plans of Dulcic ancl Jim, who want to grt
I112l1'1AlL'Ll cw'n tbuugb tllcj' bawc no IHOIICY.
Cmnctly is provlclccl by Pow, tbc llttlc qucstiun box, who always "wants to know,"
and Bill l5oo1nc1', CX-pugilist anml solvcr of problems. Tlu- PSCllll0fVllllllIlS, lVl1's. Boarclnlan
:Intl PI'0fL'SSOI' Dlngwcll, lcccp tlu' action, as wcll as rht- lovc interest, Qtllllfg. Ancl when tlu'
glass clisbcs turn out to bc valunblc antiques, onlv to bc lost anal 1-t-gaim-fl srvcral timcs, tba'
auclicncc is tlivlclccl bctwccn lauglms ancl tears. Of Courstx all cncls haplulv, as it alwavs Sboulrl,
with Aunt Abigail holding tht- allsbcs ancl tbc rcspcctivc lovers bolcling bancls.
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Ifruzzf m'zt': H. Hcfartliy. lf. Nfoxlcy, A, Smith, XY. Reed. li. lilgfoiiegro.
Hack rote: M. Shields, M. Hughes. J. Mack. S. Gilroy. li. lliorclan. I. Ervin. lf Szupillo.
Treasurer . .
lunior Counsellors .
Eacultv Adviser .
. Ellen Nloxlev
. . YVilliam Reed
. . lohn Nfaclc. Shirley Gilroy
Edward Lagonegro, Nfargaret Shields
. . lohn Ervin. lVTary Hughes
Cheslove Szupello, Evelyn Riordan
. . . Sister M. Eleanor
For the eighth successful vear the Sodalitv has continued its praiseworthv activities
in the Elmira Catholic High School. This vear it was decided to have membership include
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the whole school. Officers from the Senior C.ass were elected. and two delegates rom e.1c.i
class were chosen. Thus the officers and the delegates plan activities, and the whole
school joins in to make these a success.
The ohject of the Sodalitv in past semesters has been to ransom Pagan hahies. To
ohtain money for this worthy cause, the Sodalitv held varied activities throughout the vear.
These were all so successful that enough rnonev was received to ransoiii a pagan hahv and
to provide for the childs welfare during the past months.
Under the careful guidance of Sister Eleanor, and aided hv the ambitious worlc of the
entire school for the Sodality, we feel sure that this organization will in the future continue
to be as successful as it has lveen in the pas
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IN THE GROOVE
USchool days, school days, dear Cyes, dear, DEARQ old golden rule daysf,
Not much profit on my old books. These undergraduates drive a hard bargain.
Phewf Teacher hasnlt conhscated my Latin trot yet. Yetl
First class meeting. Silence.
Second class meeting. Argument.
Third class meeting. Bloodshedl
Class elections with an innovation---no hecklingl
Nobody remembers who got electedl
William Reed appointed editor-in-chief of the Year Book. Staff chosen.
Reed and Smith stage year book debate.
Debate almost becomes a duel.
Mary VVipHer changes her hair style again. A wig would be less trouble, lwaj.
Senior carnival a success. P. S. VVhere were you when the lights went out?
Frat initiation. As an entertainment, it packed a terrific wallop.
New members eat breakfast off the mantel.
Gendarmes and hoodlums combine to ruin Phi Rho's initiation.
Another one of those surprise birthday parties.
Armistice Day. Holiday. Glad we won the war.
Certain of the individualistic members of the Science Club hike are nursing cuts
and scratches received when they wandered off from the main party. Natiire in
the raw is seldom mild, girls!
HI saw Pop last night and got that old feelingfy Report card arrives home.
Seniors continue to be amazed by the acoustical apparatus of a certain Freshman.
Helen McCarthy discovers that the water in Vv'ynekoop Creek is a wet as it is
any place else. Use the bridge next time, Helen.
Thanksgiving Day i- Ah-h-h-h-hl
The day after -L Oh-h-h-h-h!
Alumni depart from our happy shores to return to college, leaving a trail of
dissipation and desolation in their wake.
Virgil students learn how not to write doggerel.
Some of the more s irited lads buv three bars of Cama in order to obtain the
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penny bottle of essence.
These same awful bovs roceed to drench the unarmed schoolfellows with said
perfume. Oh, dear!
Senior boys try to induce Bill Kelly to take a drag on a cigaret, but all in vain.
Everyone is astounded by such virtue.
Kathleen Sheehan visits Toyland and tries to Hitt with Santa Claus. CDarn that
Seniors give Christmas Assembly. Candy canes thrill the Freshmen.
Senior Christmas Party. VVhat makes it seem like New Yearls Eve?
L'lVIama, that man's here againf,
Phi Rho has Holiday Dance. Dance takes on appearance of an auto show, what
with all the truckin'. fphewlj
Not to be outdone, Frat gives a party. Frat is broke again.
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Happy Foo Yearl Hurraylwqn- for what?
Back to school. Senior boys discard their empty wallets as useless.
N .B. Only 174 more days until commencementll Smother tbelt guy!!
Classes seern to be the latest style. More darn glassy stares. QGrr-r-r.l
Reed and Rohde swear off hitch-hiking. Buffalo is such a cbarrrzing place, isift
Fouhy takes Plane Geometry for the fourth time. ls rewarded with a 96 per cent
for his perseverance.
Seniors pass Intermediate Algebra with Flying colors. School faints.
Senior play to be UC-Elass Dishesf' YVC ought to clean up on it. QAwright, cut out
Last of the year hook pictures taken. lvlr. Steiner is shopping around for a new
Campaign for year book ads begins! Likewise does headache for Elmira merchants.
VVill you be my Valentine? Phooeyl
Scarlet fever sign on Reidy's door leaves Carl undaunted.
lnter-sorority has dinner-dance at lvlark Twain. Thanks for the memories.
Faculty invited en masse to see "The Buccaneerfl All thrilled by antics of
Senior Play, 'lGlass Dishes" is a smash hit. Cherry pie makes audience hungry.
The ushers made such delovely Hower girls.
Cast of play given day off. Rest of class follow suit.
Lent begins. Air in Nlidland clears as Seniors give up smoking.
Lent continues. So does smoking.
Ellen Moxley receives honorable mention in Communism Essay Contest.
Science class acquires two white mice for laboratory purposes. lncense is burned
in the lab as an antidote.
Iohn Tormey plus one large. noisy bag of peanuts, equals lohn Tormey ejected
from study period.
Helen lWcCarthy and lN4ichael Rohde are elected co-chairmen for the Senior
Prom, on a platform of close cooperation.
VVho is the gal who wore orange at the D. A. dance? Also, who is the glutton
who ordered a baked ham dinner at intermission and really ate it?
Sophomore Assembly keeps school awake. 'llt was truly an ezmpiciom occasionf'
The Editor-in-chief calls for a show down at stall meeting and gets his fingers
burnt, as a result.
Science Club shows up-to-date movies to student body. That airplane trick was a
Lab door mysteriously locked. Key mysteriously missing. Patriots run up the flag.
Quarterly tests begin. Severe epidemics of pneumonia, typhoid, bronchus lack-
adasius, acute inditlerentius, and all manner of similar inventions.
Aw heck, keep your own diaryl
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All day long I sit in school
To learn to be to industry a tool.
VVhile near the window, in a tree
A birdies sits and sings to me-
I wonder if Perhaps he, too,
I-Iad to learng to go to school.
There he sits and sings all day
Always in his perfect way-
I-Iis object is to make us gay.
Did he have to learn to say
"Be happy! Be gayln?
Did he study day by day?
Did he fly to school each day
Never stopping on the way?
Did he have to learn to sing,
Study 'n' work ,n' everything?
YVas the teacher a mother bird
Teaching all her feathered herd?
VVouldn't I love to go to school
If a birdie taught each rule?
But what would I do when lunch time came?
The birdies have worms. VVould I have the
Maybe I like the human ways
Mziybe I like our ole school days.
SPRING IN NAZARETI-I
The Christ Child played in the April air
The sunbeams danced on I-Iis golden hair.
lXfIary stood watching I-Iim, pain in her heart.
What was she thinking? Soon they must part?
The Christ Child laughed at a robin bold
I-Ie laughed with the joy of a live year old.
lVIary stood hearing I-Iim, Pain in her eyes.
Laughter of childhood too quickly dies.
The Christ Child bent over violets small
I-Ie filled I-Iis hands with them, leaves and all,
lVIary stood watching I-Iim, countenance pale,
Did she see each hand pierced with a nail?
The Christ Child gave her the Flowers sweet
Fragrant and warm with the April heat.
lXfIary's arms caught I-Iim and held I-Iim near.
Did the sun glint on a shining tear?
OI-I GIVE ME
Snowf-soft and silver and white
In the darkness of the night.
lvfoonlight--soft and mellowg falling on leaves
of burnished yellow.
Flowers-beauty and odor sublime,
Summer, winter, anytime
Stars-4a million deep set jewels,
Reflections sparkling in deep pools.
The child rare, with the heart and the smile
To make the bubble of life worth-while
Sunset-brilliant with splendid shades,
A blaze of glory so quickly fades.
A song-gay, or soft, lyrical and sweet,
Accompanied by light dancing feet.
A book-of adventure and conHict and dreams
Of love and peace and war and schemes.
And one more thing-a God to love-to wor-
ship and adore.
Give me all these, and I'll need nothing more.
I loved him with my heart and soul,
And I thought he loved me too.
I did my best to make him happy:
There is nothing I didnlt do.
But he trifled with my affections,
Only pretended to return my loveg
VVhile I worshipped him completely
By all the stars above.
And even though he is a dog
I really fail to see
Why my life, my hope, my reason for living
Should turn and snap at me.
I DREAM OE SHANGHAI
I often dream of Shanghai
And in my dreams I see
A yellow moon a-shining
Upon a yellow sea.
I see the boat a-sailing
To ever-crowded piers
And slanting eyes a-shadowed
VVirh ever-present fears.
I see the fragile houses
Un every narrow street
And tired coolies trudging
On ever-tired feet.
I see the heathen temples
VVhere heathens go to pray
Before the great god Buddha
I see the heathens sway.
I hear the clacking chopsticks
I smell the fragrant tea.
I see the moon a-shining
Upon the restless sea.
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