Elmira College - Iris Yearbook (Elmira, NY)

 - Class of 1950

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I ELIVIIRA COLLEGE Elmira, New York mmlz .... ......... C a,.,,fW lQA,,a,,1eJ usmfss MANAGER .... 7fM,,,.9,,,.ef guy Acuuv Anvlsfk ...... gym JQ gf Z2 55225 4, T'S not easy to put into cold, black type the concrete reasons why a Patron Saint and his wife mean so much to a class. Our common bond with Dr. and Mrs. Speight began three years ago when we were all "freshmen" together, and has grown into a series of deep, sincere friendships which time will 11ever sever. Think of them and you think of tales of Balmoral and of Hanover skiing, home runs at class picnics, royal blue outfits witl1 the rest of us-personalities plus. We can never forget the countless suppers before a roaring fire in their home, the color movies of the world beyond, the friendly, personal conferences in the office, and the Scotch brogues flying in sparkling wit. 4'We're just wild about Harryi' -can you wonder why? 0 R CLASS S0 6 Here goes we'll set the pace, And now We'll state our case. These are the scenes we will see Forever cherished they'll be. First there's our Royal Blue, To help tell us from you, The Class of Fifty cheers, Throughout the years. As freshmen we had fun, You kept us on the run. As sophomores buddies We picked, Now Juniors, Big Sisters slick. Seniors and then we're through, Still wearing Royal Blue, The Class of Fifty cheers, Throughout the years. Cin-Dfw, Arckeri 1950 gargara don, 1950 Page seven Page eight UREWURD Elmira's so different from other col- leges. I don't know just what it is, but-3' Visitors on campus are always saying itg that's how we all feel. This intangible some- thing makes an endless task of catching the Elmira spirit between two impersonal leath- G6 er covers. We've tried to express our feel- ings on the subject countless times through- out our school years-in song. What bet- ter theme, then, than a musical one, ,to catch this mood and to impart it as best we can to whom it may concern. Our class song captures a great deal of the person- ality of the uhailing class of '50", so we use it to introduce the sections of our year- book. The countless other Elmira songspof the past and present best threw-'lQhti on the mysterious over-all Elmira spiritg thus, verses from them are used as picture cap- tions and as titles. Someone once said that "music is the universal language of man- kind". For us, he spoke the truth. ABLE 0F CUNTENTS j6l,ClfLA CCLIGQIULLZ5 ............. I6 jfacbfiona ........... 22 Organizafiond ........ 30 7950 ........ 53 616,51 0,1 516,65 gf 6116, 01 610,65 01 1949 ........ 101 1951 ........ l06 1952 ........ H2 - - 2l'e oed we Jet f 2 CLC? -hi now we Afafe our carie D A ... E were first introduced to Dr. Pott's warmhearted geniality when he wel- comed us to Elmira as freshmen. Since then the white house with the tall pillars and the open door has been a regular haunt. Digni- Hed and reserved in his book-lined office, Sunday afternoons find him sitting cross- legged on the library floor all wrapped up in a 'Ghot" bridge game with three students. When we're all alumnae, Sunday afternoons will never roll around without evincing memories of open houses at the Potts' . . . Lathe Mrs." behind the tea service . . . uthe Doctor" presiding at the toaster . . . food aplenty . . . and a roaring fire in the fireplace. Dean Speight, our jovial saint, has helped us to become masters of our academic fates. A hospitable smile, a joke, and a feeling of personal interest begin any conference. Through him the freshmen have found their academic sea legs and upper classnien have had their scholastic knots ironed out. And all of us know that each petition to change an exam schedule or to take an additional course will meet every consideration. Dean Lyon has been our "aide confidantew for three years. She has listened with patient sympathy to our tales of woe, both academic and social, and her kindness and interest has reached out to touch everyone. Executive Council has benefited by her helpful advice at the meetings which are always held at the udeaneryn, Whose open door has been known by every Elmiran. Room inspection always includes a chuckle over some Neol- legiaten endeavor., and our mistakes are cor- rected by her stories of Susie which have provoked laughter in many a chapel. PRESIDENT Port' DEAN LYON DEAN SPEIGHT Page ten ff ,4L...,.f ft. ac.. f One of the things in Elmira that is closest to our hearts is the faculty-student relation- ship. The history department was introduced to us quickly through the medium of C.C. classes. Dr. Swearingen's wit still reigns supreme, aided by Dr. Dannenfeldt and the Blaisdells. Next year's gov classes will miss the good-natured Miss Prentiss, while Dr. Bernt's energy and amusing expressions have made the intricacies of Economics seem simple. ln the music department Mr. Bement's classes draw even the most ardent jive fans, while Mrs. Burke continues to encourage our endeavors to tickle the ivories. Mrs. Curtis, Mr. Abbott, and Mr. Morelock have our deep gratitude for the sympathy they have shown toward our instrumental efforts. Typing and stenography with the Misses McCabe Rhoades and Rhenda is a necessit , e Y for would-he career women, while Mrs. Wing's Home Management and Home Cook- ing classes are filled to capacity with those girls who have an eye to tl1e future's needs. No wonder sociology is 0110 of the most popular majors on campus. Dr. Stevens' dry wit has convulsed us with laughter enough times to make the Hopi Indians anything but a forgotten race, while Mrs. Westwood has provided more than a little material for midnight gab fests with her tales of social case work. Genial Dr. Mould, and Father O'Brien, who lectures ns between golf games, vie for favoritism in the Bible department. Speech cannot be classified technically as a language, but to many of us it was like ancient Greek. Regardless of our lisping efforts, Miss Quinlan, Miss Morrow, and Miss Lowell continue to encourage our painful recitations of "Once there was a rat named Arthur". French is mastered under the exemplary supervision of Dr. Grimes, our congenial housemother, and accompanied by the cheer- ful encouragement of Miss Fry. "Parley- vous?" is taken seriously in the informal conversation classes guided by Mlle Liogier. 4'Hola", a cheerful voice, and we are greeted by Miss Antuiia, instructor of Spanish, native of Cuba. Miss Fernandez also adds her good nature to the Spanish depart- ment. And, of course, without Mrs. Bradford much of the accent would be lost. Languages are fascinating-even the very ancient. It is for this reason that Miss Hansen and Miss Van Buskirkis classical language classes are so well attended. Mrs. Bernt needs no assist- ance in the instructorship of German or in her textile and dress design classes. But there exist a few of us at Elmira Col- lege who prefer English novels to French and Spanish literature-especially since the English Department consists of such favorite professors as Dr. Kahrl, Dr. Harris, Miss Davis, and the Coldwells. Dr. Eld1'ed's humor plus his personal in- terest in us individually has not only scored with his education students but also with those of us who meet him in the Cowle Bin. Philosophy becomes a less obscure subject for the students who three times a week meet with Dean Speight or Dr. Tuttle. Perhaps the same unveiling takes place after several classes of psychology with Dr. Scheck or Mrs. Morton. For chemistry classes and labs we depend on Dr. and Mrs. Rutenbur, Miss Greene, and Dr. Levine. Biologically speaking, Miss Orbis son and Miss Newfang appear on the scene with Miss 'Walsh doing the honors in the botany department, while Miss Suffa and mathematics are inseparable. From the scientific to the artistic side of life, we encounter Mrs. Bjorvand, Mr. Ander- son, Mr. Finlayson, and Mr. Ryerson. Physical education and Miss Finter and Miss Hull, modern dancing and Miss White -our fate is sealed-posture perfect and grace are ours for the asking. Page eleven oc as Someone to talk with Page twelve w ac ,, Back to civilization . . "At no place else do the heavens seem quite so near . . fi NA theme so they say . . .', "Won't you come over and play? 57 i'G0l to get us Il sprighlly chorus ' For tmdluou and qulet lefinement... Page thirteen "'Lettcr-perfect, every lass Page fourteen "Tell me why the stars do shine, tell me why the ivy twines . . ." 99 "They're keen on educated ways . . " .xdclminidfrafion BOARD OF TRUSTEES OFFICERS A. Marshall Lowman .,............ ..................... Mrs. Helen Hughes Breen ........ Charles A. Winding ............... Mrs. Genevieve Pettee Perry ....,.. Douglas C. Anderson ............... W. H. Mandeville ......... Esther Eaton J. H. S. Ellis Merle D. Thompson Rev. Ralph B. Hindman, D.D. Mrs. Blanche Holman Lowman William S. A. Pott, A.B., M.A., Ph.D. President M. Anstice Harris, Ph.D., Litt.D. Dean Emeritus Harold E. B. Speight, M.A., D.D. Dean of the College E. Lucille Lyon, A.B., D.D. Dean of Students Erwin A. Fitch Comptroller Lewis Eldred, A.B., M.A. Secretary of the Faculty Leonella Schaad, B.S. Secretary to the President and to the Dean of the College Susan H. Mangan Registrar Mary Louise Thornton, A.B. Director of Admissions Margaret W. Clutc, B.S. Director of Placement Gilbert Meltzer, A.B., M.A. Assistant to the President in Charge of Publicity and Public Relations Anne J. Morse, A.B., B.S. in L.S. Acting Librarian Elizabeth McDowell, A.B. Secretary to the Librarians Elizabeth N. Ives, B.S. Assistant Librarian Ross E. Hoblcr, A.B., M.D. College Physician ..............President ........Vice-President .....................Secretary .......Assistant Secretary ........................Treasurer ..........ASSISllElI1t T1'CaSll1'Cf William I. Myers Mrs. Ruth Cruikshank Bussey Miss Harriet L. Hunt Mrs. Mary Bullard LeWa1d William S. A. Pott, ex officio A. Elizabeth Decker, R.N. Head Nurse Barbara Ives, R.N. Assistant Nurse Alice H. Russell, A.B., M.A. Dietitian Edith Bramley House Director Mabel Pierce Johnson Bookkeeper Doris E. Hart Manager of the Bookstore Shirley J. Ackerman Secretary to the Dean of Students Beverly Baker Secretary to the Comptroller Gladys F. Erickson Secretary to the Director of Placement Rae Leyden Assistant in the Comptroller's Oiiice Winifred M. White Secretary to the Director of Admissions Ernestine French, A. B. Executive Secretary E1ne1'itus Frances C. Beebe, B.S. Executive Secretary of the Alumnae Association Thelma Lyon Assistant to the Secretary of the Alumnae Association Page fifteen lil Xl - Iu- iv' 'RZ Page eighteen . H H1 Efgifg M H ,, 1.41.0 ' V, A 1 "" w J ., ag'-A ., 55.7, A-1 1, W' - ...ff ,, A w., Ei '?"r?fff ': JTf"',, r , ' X ., , Md H N' is ..l Page twenty ful? Q n. uv? QL, . If , f gn. - .72 J' J-- -r' -' QSM 4. .1 .37 u -vt I . '13 W OPQUQI' C QFLKDAQCI fda , LMIRAS t1ad1t1ons will truly live on in our hcaits, and never die , lonuf aftei we mfuch sedately down the Park Chuich aisle at Commencement time We shall not remembci hated hazing weeks or lonv, tedious hours of obeying an uppci classm in s CVCIY Wllllll but, 1athe1, we shall look back on tr.1d1t1ons full of fun, laughtei and, sometimes, even teais F1 cshman Week 1n1t1ates the new students into many of these tlmeless traditions, with informal open houses 1n the President of Student Gov s suite and with the Presidents Reception, where they can meet the pro fCSSO15 and administration ove1 a cup if Day auives when we least expect 1t, with ea class mal-un1 a mad dash to Day ton 111 01 del o confiscate the college t1l1Ck for '1 Jaunt into the l11lls Convocation Day comes and woes, Wllll thc formal 1ecogn1t1on of the classes, an out anthemums carried by the upper classmen and pi esented to them by thCl1 Little Slsters The Juniors walk sell consciously in thell new caps and Gowns, the fiosh keep the irons 1n Cowles Going furiously the night before, and eveiyone claps l1eart1ly foi then fellow Convo Kids Senior Week end brings thoucrhts of class A il QU I H l I I ' v , - - - , an - , ,- G . . ' . . - 'rv - - . U 1 ' g ' - - 7 C u 1 C , - v , . C ' ' . . ' u C i ' o c ' - - - ' ' 1 - , ., 7 Q ' - . . . ' ' . U standmg speaker, and purple and gold chrys- . . Q . . . U , . , - U . , , . . , . , . r . . . Q X . . . . an - so 1 , ' ' . ' . x - , I l . . . . . . v e coffee. Picnics Wltll the Juniors at Harris Hill, with the sophs at Eldredge, and parties with the seniors, complete the all-out effort to make the newcomers feel at home. Other major traditions bring us all to- gether, with rank a forgotten issue. Big Sis- ters have already been chosen and soon buddy-picking is here, amidst mail-boxes crowded with clues, and frantic searches 'round campus. As the years roll by, little buddies and sisters quickly join the folds of relatives. The frosh have many big days. The an- nouncement of another genial Patron Saint is always anticipated with as much suspense as is the choice of a class president, the new class' first uwheelw. With 'these two new per- sonagcs as guides, the Freshman Banquet and Dance are successfully carried off. Vvhen Blazer Day arrives, unity and uniqueness are displayed to the world. Suspense comes with beautiful fall weather, for Mountain Day is bound to be in the offing. We all get stumped in class for not having assignments done, abut it just looked like a Mountain Day", didn't it? The Great Page twe1rLy-two mascots, dedicatory songs, and rows of beam- ing parents at the afternoon program in the chapel and at tl1e rousing faculty-student volleyball game in the gym afterwards. The all-college Christmas party arrives, with novel presents to faculty members, a variety Christmas program, and great wonder as to the identity of this year's 6'Santa Claus". With the pending of Merry Chanters, we all put our heads together in secret meetings over in Gillette and in the dorms, trying our best to write words and music to a 'Gtune of the year". The songs are finally worked up, rehearsals come to an end all too soon, and the coveted purple and gold banner decorates the winning class' dorn1 until another annual contest l1as rolled around. Commencement brings bonfires, song fests, and banquets for the seniors. The sophomores put forth their best efforts for their Big Sisters' Class Day, by chugging to Pennsylvania in the college 'truck to pick laurel for the traditional laurel chain cere- mony. We think of these traditions and of more -nthey'll be part of our memories always". "For il's picnics and parties, and par- ties and picnics . . ." "Here we urls to gain some recogni Merry Chanters once a year . . ." tion . . ." "Laurel blossoms tell the lille . . ." Q .51 " P1 dk, 4. Page twenty-tlwee 'LIt's a gala Mardi Gras . . . JUNIOR PROM Who could forget '50"s Junior Prom, thc culmination of class spirit and class fun. At this most festive of proms, the Mardi Gras, streamers, dreamy music and much merri- ment were climaxcd hy the crowning of a king and his queenly date, Larry Maass. "In Bohemia Hall" Page twenty- f our SOPHOMORE DANCES The past two sophomore dances have hoth met with tremendous success. Last fall the class of '51 gave us L'Make Mine Manhattan". A truly sophisticated night-club atmosphere was achieved in the gym hy a divine hand, delicious refreshments, and a floor show Mstraight from Broadwayw. Last year the class of '50 turned the gym- nasium into a corner of Greenwich Village, complete with XVax-dripped bottles, check- ered tahlecloths, Bohemian waitresses, and a 10:00 show. The three-man band and solo pianist played to our l1eart's content, adding to the atmosphere which made us all want to go hack to uBohemia Hall" again. "On the Manhattan Merry-C0-Ronndl' 1 qlarry Evening in Mayi' CENTENNIAL BALL The must perfect weather possible her- alded both Centennial Ball and Senior Ball. This year's Centennial dance boasted the lheme of Elmira Past on the lower level, complete with snappy gym suits, while the upper ballroom boasted Elmira Present, both ages being seen by looking lhrough a separat- ing crystal ball. The crowning of Loretta Kantra as our Centennial Queen of the year highlighted the evening of punch, formals, Centennial cake, and Lol'etta's brother look- ing like a proud father. 2 F s 'i N ". . . left in a heavenly daze." SENIOR BALL The class of '48 had their farewell dance last May with a'Ehnira in the Spring" as their theme. The ball was a pageantry of Howers, bubbling fountains, and white-washed love seats. We still get spring fever, just thinking back to the affair, and rest assured that the Seniors couldn't have taken leave of us in a gayer, lighter mood than the dance imparted to all. Page twenty-five QQ f.: as Our team will never fail "It's a great day . . " HYour buddy working for you . . 3' "The glorious Mountain Day in early fall . . H as as Food, fun and laughs . O 5 'S 3 In 'N 1 xii ll I K F N X, N1 . -u. ' - . K , Q X W 4.58 ,"' 0 4" .--" A -' "" ,614 ' i'-11.-2 I AA BANUUET A Il WHITE BLAZER GIRL A.A. clilnaxcs its year with an annual ban- quet in May. Awards are given out to all de- serving athletes and teams. Last year the class of fifty claimed most of the individual awards with three 6'E's'9 and more numerals than any other class. Peg Simpson received the diving cup and the new Polly Perfect statue for her enviable posture, and the hockey and swim- ming cups also went to this class. Forty-nine's co-operative efforts won for them the bas- ketball and volleyball cups, while Forty-eight took honors in baseball. Our guests and old and new council mem- bers sat at the head table, and the speakers were announced by Lynn Smith, the banquet chairman. Dr. Eldred, our guest speaker, added his wit to the athletic situation at Elmira, praising the femininity of our college HHIIIZIZOIISM. Last but not least, Miss Finter announced the White Blazer Girl, filling her introduc- tion with the traditional suspense. She ex- plained the merits a senior must have to win the vote from the student body. She must not only have a considerable number of sport points, but also outstanding qualities of lead- ership, character, and general interest in all campus activities. We were all very pleased but not too sur- prised when Miss Finter slipped the Wllite Blazer on Robbie. We had all seen her streak- ing across the hockey field and basketball court every year, taking important seats on Senate, AA, and Executive Council. From her good-humored jokes in tl1e Cowle Bin to l1er senior responsibilities to '48, Robbie personified Elmira over and over in her own quiet way. Page ttuenty-seven N? I 5 si X as " 5 0' Q0 4" Strange noises were heard coming from the vicinity of the hockey Held, at approximately ten olclock one early spring night last year. What else could it be but the class of fifty preparing for Mock May Day? The actual show occurred on the Thursday night before May Day, immediately after dinner, and bang-up it was. The waste-basket drummers of tl1e peg-legged band that marched for rather hobbledl down from Gillette began the pandemonium that broke loose over Passion Puddle that rainy night. Barb Beadle and her bugle did a marvelous job of corrupting reveille. As the spectators were recovering from this, the chorus pa- raded onto the field, wearing sophisticated formals with sweaters and sneakers. Never has such a charming group of girls been heard to sing the May Day song so enchant- ingly elf key. Pic's monotone was effectively prominent. At last the queen appeared . . . on a stretcher covered with a sheet. After a pre- carious ride from the science building to the pond's edge, Marnie, our gracious claim- ant to the throne, hopped off the stretcher and into an awaiting canoe. She was paddled across the spacious water by Bebe. Landing on the opposite bank, she gracefully slipped out of her vessel fafter almost over-turning it several timesj, and was crowned by the retiring queen, Jan Widdoes. Jan was her most beguiling self in a divine red mop hair- do fthe latest stylel. Thoroughly crowned with Dr. Harris' notorious grey hat, the queen was again aided into her death trap. The canoe drifted to the center of the puddle, from which the queen might view the dancers, although for some ieason she seemed to pxefer fishinff The dancino' lfroup lumber cd happllv about the hockey field to Tchalkowsky s love '- Q tix 5 'xlXf ly "XValtz of the Flowersn, with the oil'-key choir providing the accompaniment. The outstanding members here were Wlendy and Milly, who managed to trip over their own feet and run in the wrong direction at the most convenient times. The costumes con- sisted of gym suits over pajamas, with sneak- ers as a tidy addition. After the dancers com- pleted their routine, they somersaulted to the water's edge Q no easualtiesj. As they were too tired to stand, they sat there and glared at their reigning star, who was by then gliding back to the edge of the pond. With no 1'esistance, the fair Queen climbed onto the stretcher, and was hauled almost off the field, when suddenly the stretcher- bearers dropped her, and snapped to atten- tion while Beadle closed the program with her own version of Taps. The next day, besides being void of classes, was May Day. We were all so excited trying to predict who otu' queen would be. The whole school was presented with box lunches, and off we trooped to Watkins Glen. The poor freshmen had to leave on the eight o7clock bus, but we slept until the last load left. QWisl1 the bus driver would learn that Seneca Lake and Watkins Glen are two en- tirely dilferent places.j XVe arrived in time to gobble down our lunches, race down to the benches, and wait for the gala moment. Finally, the fresh marched down the steps, singing their original May Day song. Then the tension began, as pages Loretta Kantra and Carmen Sanborn searched the crowd for the queen. Unable to detect their choice, they consulted the state troopers, but to no avail. They were baffled. As a last resort, they ran up the hill, and scanned the dancers. There she was, the chosen royalty of '48, Peg Simpson. Peg changed into her queenly attire in no time, and the ploeession began Just 'ls hcl regal stature became visible, the sun which had been stubboin all day, condo seended to peek from belund the clouds, and snnlc on the new queen U ' 1 S U . . 1' ' U 0 H- l 1- .n - 1 "v I " 3 ' g. - 6 ' . . Q, . la U l i ' l. N I . ' 1 S bi ' Qt Tre- l Y , n xl- -14 - L -9' ' -- Iii N N , - - , - - '- ' 1 I ' ' I Qs l if ana! mcg my ay -Nh 'I' 7.1. - - W' V Y P x , A V N Yin? A X , 4- 7.1 LA :gf V , X 1- Y Y 1 - v . 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Q0 CLK gfue I f K M6 l"0l'l'L bi Wltllout ou1 distinctively colo1 ed class blazel s, It would be hard to l6COgI'l1ZC a fresh man flom a senior when looking at the mem be1sh1p of different organizations on campus There 'lre very few exclusively upper classman clubs here at Elmna, w1th each 010'3I11L2lt1OI1 usually contalnlnv a vood num bel of ffirls fi om e'tch class This s1tuat1on is an mtegi al pa1t of the friendly, co operative 1nte1 class spirit which has always existed among us leaped at thc opportunity to see such fine dramatuatlons as Judith Andeison 111 Medea , and Margaret Wcbstel s PlOl'lllC 1ons of Hamlet ' and of ' Macbeth lectule by D1 Schichiro Matsui, p10l'llll'lC11lL Japanese labor authouty who spoke o Japanese la1lJ01 movements and the Japanese economic organization Shortly after listen lnw to Dr M3tSU1 we spent an enjoyable 'Ind 1 -l ll S7 L ' ' I O 2 2 0 , - , - aa on , ,1 , cs ' - ' ' , U , 1 t ca 9 4 , A as. C A , u , - In November we listened intently to a .U .V .i i l D .D . . - I " ll ' U L ' E , . . . Q- . . . . A . 'U - I . ' . ' ' U I V K g . . . Aside from the specifically campus- organized student clubs, the year has held an unusually long list of special concerts, lec- tures, seminars, and other unscheduled ac- tivities which cropped up to our great advantage. Because they seemed more note- worthy than ever before and because they made such a lasting impression on most of us from all classes in the school, we felt it more than necessary to devote a special page to these events. As usual, the community concert series acclaimed our ardent support, particularly with the outstanding program which was pre- sented this year. One of the chief attractions and the first, was a concert featuring the mezzo soprano, Nan Merriman. This concert was followed by the thrilling presentation by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in De- cember. In January we heard the DePaur Infantry Chorus, and we waited all year to hear Artur Rubenstein in March. We appreciated the kind invitation of the Thursday Morning Musicales to attend their meetings in Cowles Auditorium and to en- joy with them the music of their guest artists. Opera lovers had their chance at the all star cast production of '4Romeo and J ulietw held at the Keeney in November, and we all Page thirty side sphttlnv evening when M1 J E Mor purgo, author and Cambridge graduate, lec- tured on '6Nonsense in English Literature". Mr. Morpurgo's lecture was a return engage- ment, since he spoke here last year, too. Laughter echoed again in Tompkins Lounge when Mr. Harry King T ootle spoke on uPer- sonnel Administration As a Career". ln addition, Mr. Tootle proved invaluable in an informal question period and in personal interviews with those interested in personnel work. Two new seminars and a revival of an old one are indeed worthy of mention. Miss Davis' Creative W1'iting Seminar continued to hold informal meetings once a week, where girls brought their short stories and essays for criticism and reading. ln addition, music students made a regular jaunt every Tuesday evening to lVIrs. Burke's, where they enjoyed a music 'Lat homei' in order to acquaint themselves with composers, their lives and personalities, their music, and their styles. The Current Events Seminar met once a month in order to give the small group highly interested in world events an opportunity to view the reasons behind current news in a scholarly manner, under the able guidance of Miss Prentiss. The year has flown by because of just such events as these. RADIO WURKSHUP A new organization evolved out of Miss Quinlanis radio class in January of '48. The course had only been a one semester subject, but the members of the class showed such a great interest in the field that it was decided to do more with it on campus. Miss Quinlan succeeded in getting from station WELM in town, a fifteen minute radio program of community service time. For the remainder of the year the seniors and sophomores co- operated in giving a variety show once a week. While the dorm students were on va- cation, the town students carried on the pro- gram alone. This year, due to the continued great in- terest shown in Miss Quinlan's course, it has been lengthened to a full two semester course. One semester now consists purely of script writing. With the seniors gone, the juniors had to re-organize the workshop and ca1'ry it on by themselves. During the first semester they gave a fifteen minute program at 4:45 on Friday afternoons over WELM. In the reading of a story, one person gave the whole interpretation, such as Milly Don- nelly's rendition of the short tale, The Neck- lace by Guy de Maupassant, and Janie Meyjes' reading of The Tell-tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. The whole group also put on a straight dramatic show, Junior Miss. Peg Simpson was in charge of another outstand- ing show that semester, The Third Ingredient by 0'Henry. The workshop members seem to have re- ceived every bit as much enjoyment from this enterprise as we all did from listening to their programs. They tell many hilarious sto1'ies of the ups and downs of radio life. During the presentation of The Third In- gredient, for example, one such escapade occurred. The uthird ingredientw in the tale is none other than an onion for a stew which the chief character wants to make. The whole story hinges on this one onion. Dag, playing the leading character, completely lost all thoughts of stage fright when, directly before broadcast time, the technicians down at the station presented her with a beautiful eorsage of-you guessed it-an onion, complete with ornate ribbon. The complete success of that program is still attributed by all members to the hilarity before the show. Second semester, the juniors were kept hopping with their play, fashion show, year- book and the like, all of which forced them to give up temporarily the consecutive week- ly radio programs. They did give three special shows, however, in which they handled the script writing, acting, directing and sound effects by themselves. These programs con- sisted of a straight dramatic show, a variety show, and a documentary program. We deff our caps to these girls for carrying on this new institution at Elmira. Page thirty-one A. A. C0lINlIIl A.A. has discovered more sports enthusi- asm than ever this year, led by the newly organized cheerleaders. Cheering the teams in each seasonal sport and sympathizing with them over bruises after the games, they helped all the players to participate with more enthusiasm. Council members sold re- freshments at the games to keep the scream- ing spectators going until the bitter end. Molly saw to it that the hockey weather was excellent this fall, and no one had a chance to rest until the freshmen had claimed the cup. The varsity, went to Rochester to compete with other New York State schools, and the whole week-end was quite successful, despite Elmira's scores. We willingly sent delegates to a play day at Wells, which in- cluded swimming, tennis., and golf, and more friendships were made when Wells came down later to match skills with our hockey team. Archery and tennis ran along with hockey, their tournaments being the first we have held in the fall. We started volleyball before Christmas and played all the games off in January, when the class of forty-nine ran away with the cup. Miss Hull undertook to coach our basket- ball team this year, helping our plays with her special tactics. Our schedule was more complete than ever before, and we had play days with Wells, Keuka, Alfred, and Cornell. On March fifth, our team shone on our own basketball court, when we took a game from Wells and lost by a narrow margin to Keuka. As for intramural games, the seniors came out on top, well deserving the honors. Swimming and bowling supplemented the major winter sports, and we planned a swim- ming, meet at the Harris Hill pool in the spring. Despite the high amount of skiing en- thusiasm this year, Harris Hill was not wit- ness to the usual ups and downs of wobbly novices. Since Old Man Winter decided to Page thirty-two. stay away this winter, most trips to Turin were cancelled, with the disappointed skiers o11ce again facing long hours in gym classes. In March we paused for breath between elections for next year's officers and the base- ball season. The tennis and archery tourna- ments continued, and ping pong and bad- minton started. We sold new calendars and entertained the school with another sensational barn dance to help finance the year. With this money we sent our team to inter-collegiate games, sent members to conferences, and bought letters, numerals, and bracelets for our sportsters. We were able to give a new award for the more ardentily enthusiastic who had accumulated fifteen hundred points. We honored ElD1i1'3,S weary athletes at our banquet in May, feeling that this year We had seen one of A.A.'s best years and with great plans for '49-'50. Page tlmZ1'ty-three Page thirty-four CENTENNIAL SKITS Elmira's third Centennial Week-end started oif with the usual hang-up class skit competition, and with the freshman class as the victors. We all clapped madly when smiling President Rockwood graciously returned the S100 prize to the Centennial Fund. On a stage ofuangels and devils, their Great Day had shown the novel Judgment Day of a motley crew of Elmira Dream Girls, and we loved every part of it. The theme for the senior skit had been de- veloping since their freshman year. All that Botsy wanted to do when she arrived at Elmira was to get out and start a school of her own. After three years of aging, the dream Finally came to life in a take-off on H elzupoppin, or the Bostelon- ian Institute of Lower Learning. The sophomores were out to find who was going to he the next president of Elmira College. It was quite a struggle, with two such powerful candidates as Monty Clift and Delsie lnsmore, hut the entrance of a black horse candidate simpli- fied everything. Then there was our own skit. We still don't know who enjoyed it more, the audience or the cast. When the class of '50 decides to don black face and negro dialect, how can we help but have an hilarious time? Yes, Centennial skits were fun, per usual, and they helped us to start oil one of thc biggest week-ends of the year with lots of chuckles. Cf TENNIM FUN The student body at Elmira has taken a tremendous interest in the work of the Cen- tennial committee. This committee has de- voted its time and energy to making plans for the raising of money for the Centennial fund, and the students have proved themselves to he eager to do anything in their power in the way of adding to the fund. The 1l'l011Cy raised is to he used for the construction of a new building. The first Centennial week-end was held in '4-7. The outstanding event was the hall which was held at the Armory. Highlights of the Centennial week-ends in '48 and '49 were the two proms at the Mark Twain Hotel. The individual class skits held the Friday nights of the week-ends have given much pleasure to the participants 81111 to the audi- ence, and the knowledge that the proceeds of these events go into the Centennial fund has given a great deal of satisfaction to those who worked on the production of the skits. Extra- added attractions to these week-ends were the individual class projects on the Saturday afternoons and the silver teas on the follow- ing days. Several other projects for raising the re- quired sum have been unde1'taken hy thc students. The sale of pen and pencil sets at a reduced rate was offered and the response to it was gratifying. A combined concert by the student glee club and dance club was well attended by townspeople as well as by students. Each class accepted the challenge of raising a specified sum hy any method that they desired. The four individual projects all proved to be successful from a financial point of view and provided a great deal of entertainment to all who worked 011 them. The Class of '52 came forth with a campus- wide contest for the selection of the "Elmira Dream Boy." Pictures were collected and entered at a slight fee. The judges, Miss Hull, Miss Green and Dr. and Mrs. Dannenfeldt, chose the one they thought was the best qualified to fulfill the position of '5Dream Boy", and the freshmen announced the victor at a regal performance in the chapel. The sophomores put on a 'Gwhite elephant" sale one afternoon and sold just about every conceivable type of article. Prices were more than reasonable and there were a great num- ber of purchasers, including members of the student body, faculty and those who work 011 campus. The Class of '50 sold the Merry Chanters albums which had been left to them by the Class of '48. The songs in the album are ones with which every Elmira girl is familiar and the freshmen welcomed this opportunity to get copies of them. The seniors decided to really put their knitting needles to work and made socks for all who desired them, at a very reasonable price. A professional job was done and many men are the proud possessors of sensational ai-gyles as a result. Those forty-niners who don't knit were responsible for earning a specific amount in some other manner. The 'Luon- knittersl' Worked in tl1c Cowles Bin, baby-sat and took on other odd jobs for attaining their share. Every student at Elmira has a personal interest in the Centennial committee and in the improvements of campus facilities for which they are striving. Each girl has a chance to make some sort of contribution to the fund by taking part in the activities which are held for the purpose of reaching the goal. It has been and will continue to he a challenge to the students to fulfill their aim, but the unequalled Elmira spirit will accompany the campaign until it has been accomplished. Page thirty-fitze Art Club started off the year with a joint meeting with the town Art Club. We saw numerous kodachrome slides displaying beautiful coloring, lighting, and composition. Mr. Anderson spoke informally at the next meeting before a blazing fire in the Browsing Room. He expressed his personal views on modern art and what he called usensational- ism", illustrating his talk with numerous examples of paintings of various styles, from Norman Rockwell to the most ultra-modern painter. A record of modern music punc- tuated his lecture, and cider and doughnuts brought it to a pleasant ending as we all browsed through his collections of books on the subject. The town Art Club invited us to their next Friday night meeting, where we saw and heard a demonstration and lecture of dry- point etchings by Mr. Roy Fox. He showed us the whole process, and ended his lecture by printing copies of his work. He also showed us several samples of his varied col- lection of etchings by renowned artists. After that, the townspeople who had done water colors over the summer showed us their paintings, and each picture was thoroughly criticized to the benefit of all. In December we got into the holiday spirit by painting Christmas cards. Tschaikowsky's Page tI1,i1'ty-six ART Cl B Nutcracker Suite added to the gay atmos- phere. Our last meeting of the semester was well- attended by both the college and town mem- bers. We enjoyed beautiful colored movies showing modern artists at work, using medi- ums of oil, tempera, and water colors. It was interesting to see the technique of each individual artist at work. One of them amused us by doing a satirical representation of the ideal artist. All year long we worked on projects for our third annual Art Exhibit. We had all member and non-member artists working on it, and received contributions from both students and townspeople. Finally we sent out invitations and turned Tompkins lounge into an art studio, complete with easels, draperies, spotlights, sculptoral stands, and classical records. Artists and curious on- lookers d1'ank tea in the afternoon and coffee that evening as they admired oils, water colors, pastels, pen and ink drawings, and pencil and charcoal sketches. Expert handi- work was displayed in painted tumblers and neckties, and many pieces of metal craft and clay statuettes were picked up by admiring hands. We felt that all our work was well worth the trouble as we watched the ap- proving glances on the faces of our critics. L'What is Modern Painting?" was the sub- ject of our next meeting. We borrowed koda- chrome slides from thc Museum of Modern Art in New York, and had a running com- mentary accompanying the pictures. The works of famous artists such as Picasso, Cezanne, Rousseau, Dali, Monet, Renior, Van Gogh, and Gauguin were shown. With several more speakers and sketching parties in the spring, we concluded Art Club's functions until next fall, having en- joyed an instructive and creative year under Georgia's capable management. ANCE Cl B Dance Club has progressed during the past year by uleaps and bounds", under the guid- ance and inspiration of Miss Josephine White. The revelation came last May with the p1'esentation of a program which included compositions by Peg Simpson, Billie Bow- man, and ,loan Picinich and a dance to Vachel Lindsay's '4Congo" for which chore- ography was done by Betty Weech. The pro- gram was climaxed by "The Wheels of War" to Prokovieif's Sonata No. 7 and the gGPrayer of Peace" with Eloise Knapp reading uOde to Mani' from Sophocles' Antigone. ln October the Dance Club gave an in- formal demonstration of technique in the gymnasium for the purpose of introducing new students to modern dance. The members have also given programs before various groups outside of the college and have spon- sored appearances of dance artists at Elmira. A traditional part of the club's program is the May Day dance for the May Queen. The highlight of this year's activity was the symposium with dance groups of the University of Rochester held in the spring. This affair included a joint program, lec- tures, and a round table discussion. Dance W0l'kSll011 A dance workshop has been instituted for beginners interested in dance. Its function is primarily to acquaint students with dance techniques and elementary problems. The workshop is intended as a stepping stone to Dance Club. Each project of the Dance Club has met with success and enthusiasm. Capable lead- ership, a spirit of cooperation, and the sup- port of the faculty and student body have given it a new prominence among campus organizations. Dance Club FRE CH CIRCLE il Join the French Circle and you are in viding that you can h language If you can understand the Frenc ,U g-. bid 'Lune eoeur" without 79 for a variety of fun, pro play bridge and 'f u can sinfr "Frere Jacques stumbling, 1 yo U in tune and in French, you are eligible for ' ' ' Of course, membership in this organization. tendance in French classes helps a bit, too. The meetings run smoothly, despite a foreign atmosphere. A variety of games help to initiate the 'tongue-tied new members into the club, and records by French composers such as DeBussey and Massanet, are often played for the enjoyment of all. This year, some of the girls who were more eloquent in speaking French than were other club members, gave topics at the "Tour cle Paris" meeting. They described such well-known " d Notre places as 2112 the Arc de Tuumph an 1llCh more familiar to Dame, making Paris n 1 the listeners. Puppet shows and French songs also take a large part ill the meetings. All these endeavors would be fruitless, however, A ' d guidance of without the able assistance an U Dr. Grimes, Miss Frey, and Mlle Liogier. The yearly activities of the club are high- lighted by the Christmas party and the French program, in the spring. This year, the Christmas pageant was a Nativity scene, with readings from the French Bible, and with a lighted tree in Tompkins Lounge. Martha Kemp, Anne Allen, and .loan Lowery joined forces to plan the meetings this year, and made them a great success. President Peg Carman presided and was aided by Martha Kemp, vice-president, .loan Rockwood, secretary, and Mary Lou Hanlon, treasurer. With an interested and enthusi- astic membership, the activities of the French Circle this year were bound to be the fun th at they turned out to be. Page tl1.irty-eigltt The Radio Room is the usual meeting place for the monthly meetings of the Spanish Club. We soon- forget our where- abouts and are surprised to find how quickly we become acclimated to the Spanish at- mosphere which surrounds us. The programs are varied, and each get- together offers something new and interest- ing. The skits given by the L'Estrcllas" under Ann Chard's direction are thoroughly en- joyed by the participants and the audience alike. Betty WilS0l1 is in charge of our more musical members, the 6'Alondrasa', who pro- vide a great deal of entertainment by singing and teaching us Spanish songs. 6'El Soplon"', edited by Marnie Cone and Doris Carlson, is our newspaper, wl1icl1 is usually read over refreshments in the Cowles Bin-the latter being the most enjoyable part of the meeting. It is at this time that we chat informally in Spanish among small groups. Phyllis Cass, LAS FICIDNAIJAS the over-all chairman of the club, has done a fine job in organizing such meetings. Our collection of records is steadily in- creasing, and we get a great deal of pleasure from listening to them, either before or flur- ing the meetings. This year we were privi- leged to have two men from town come up to school to show us colored moving pictures which they had taken on a recent trip to Mexico. Bridge games, quiz programs of dif- ferent types and fascinating talks on all phases of South American life by Miss Antuia were other highlights of our agenda. Look up the word uaficionadal' in the dic- tionary and you,ll find that it 111eans 'cama- teur"-a title apropos for our organization, which provides entertainment as well as learning for its members. Page thirty-nine Where is everyone in chapel? They're all in the Glee Club. Our popular organization, which has now expanded to approximately one hundred and thirty-five members, occu- pied the entire left-back side of chapel every Tuesday afternoon during the weekly service. This year, we sang many old anthems and, in addition, introduced several new ones. The tune of "Thanks Be To Thee" was heard being hummed along tl1e halls and in the dining room long after the anthem had been sung in chapel. It was one of our favorites among many. Glee Club practices twice a week in the Radio Room were crowded but fun. Mr. Bement as usual inspired in us an appre- ciation of good music and a desire to sing well together. .links Deems, president, led the club enthusiastically and maintained order among the record number of members. Nancy Anderson, librarian, efficient and practical, worked out a new system of dis- tributing and organizing the music, which enabled us to spend more time in actual prac- tice. Myra Watts, secretary-treasurer, was Mr. Bement's gal Friday when it came to furnishing 11ew music without overstraining the budget. Our first concert this year was the annual '39 Christmas concert. The chapel was filled with eager listeners, and from all reports our per- formance was a bright success. The program was composed mainly of carols and English folk songs. After Ch1'istmas vacation we started C011- centrated work on the music for tl1e concert with Colgate University. THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM by Randall Thompson was to be the main feature on the program. We must admit that our adaptation of the work dur- ing tl1e first few rehearsals was a bit un- favorable. The 'Gwoesw ran completely away with us on the first attempts. It was not a bit uncommon in a moment of utter silence to hear a solo uwoen burst forth with an impact of volume. It proved embarrassing for a while, but it was not long until the red faces had disappeared and all of the Voices broke forth in a clear, confident unison on www f t Page forty Glff GLB their uwoesw. But all was not perfect. Farther along in the music, the sopranos and altos were to sing uclap their hands" at different intervals. Our habits were formed and we all insisted upon singing these intervals in complete unison. After several concentrated attempts, however, encouraged by Mr. BClH8Ht7S patience and effort, we grasped the strange rhythm and harmony, and grew a little closer to perfection. In a couple of weeks Th0l11lJSOll,S PEACE- ABLE KINGDOM had become a part of us. We loved it. We finally looked forward to our extra evening rehearsals, when we could work on and try to perfect the piece. March fifth, the day of the eventful con- cert arrived. The Colgate Glee Club had come the night before and both clubs spent several hours in concentrated practice under Mr. Bement and James Sykes, Colgateis di- rector. At eight-thirty Saturday night in the Park Church, each club sang its 0Wl1 concert and then the more than two hundred mem- bers of the two clubs sang THE PEACE- ABLE KINGDOM. We sang with all the enthusiasm that we had put into our re- hearsals. The 1nodern rhythms, dramatic chords, contrasts of fortissimo and pianissimo made the work sound like the ascension of heaven itself. The climax of the evening came, however, after the regular concert, when we re-sang the great work for broad- cast over A.B.C. The thought of our nation- wide Hunseen audience" inspired both clubs to sing the piece better than it had ever been sung by us before. ln April, we joined Colgate once again, this time on the Hamilton, N. Y., campus to repeat both the individual and joint con- certs before a Colgate audience. It has truly been an inspiring and eventful year for the Glee Club. Much credit for this success is due to Mr. Bement whose true lnusieianship, kind assistance and infinite pa- tience have guided the Club to a position of high importance and reputation both in and away from Elmira College. Q l Page forty-one I TER ATl0 Al RELATID SCL B The IRC here at Elmira helps all of us to he constantly aware of what is going on in the world. ln October we packed Archie, Ruth Lee, Carol Bauhan, Leecy and Barbara Lee off to the Herald Tribune Forum at the Walcloirf- Astoria in New York. They came back with full reports for us all at the following meet- ing in the library browsing room. The subject of the forum was uOur Imperiled Resources", with many well-informed speakers covering the field from various angles. Baruch, Louis Bromiield, and Dewey were only a few of the higher-ups who enlightened the girls on the dangers of waste and what could be done about it. Later on in the fall Dr. Swearingen carried out the campaign spirit by giving his views on the world situation and our rather un- stable foreign policy. His 'talk and the ques- tion period following wcre a great help in giving us a further understanding of Russia, the U.N., and of course, the Presidential Election. Dr. Bernt came to us at the next meeting, November llth, with an extremely interest- ing account of Europe since 1918, with special stress on '18, '38, and '48, Witll ample per- sonal experience used to illustrate his points, his talk left us much more informed about that part of recent European history. Eight students contributed to the Feb- ruary meeting. They covered the accomplish- ments of the UN since its birth in l942, in an interesting panel discussion. They made us realize that the UN has done more than we had supposed, and that it uses its in- tricate organizations to aid its growing ef- ficiency. Our March meeting was vitally important to all students. YVe showed movies of the DP,s in Europe, and then discussed our plans for next year. We hope to bring a DP student to our campus with the help of scholarships and donations, in order to forward. the edu- cation of European displaced students. In April, Miss Quinlan and Archie went off to Albany to the annual conference on Student Legislature. The discussions con- centrated on education, taxation, and con- servation, with the delegates bringing back interesting details of the meetings which they attended. We hope that next year we shall again be able to join the Foreign Policy Associa- tion and to hear speakers from all over the world. Page forty-two In December of this year, a new idea was born in the meetings of the old Thespis organization. Under the able guidance of Miss Merlinc Lowell, the Thespis Worksholm was organized and developed into a campus club vital to the annual play productions of the junior and senior classes. Members of the Wlorkshop have been drawn from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes. Although the membership de- creased a bit this semester, under the strain of an exceptionally heavy social calendar, it is hoped that the organization will grow ill rapid strides next year. The first project of the club was to con- struct an exact replica of Cowles Auditorium, complete with fireplace, Hats, and doors. It was built under the capable direction of Mr. Ernfred Anderson, on a perfect scale. This model of the chapel has made it possible for the girls to plan every detail of a production beforehand, if it is to be given in the audi- torium. Instead of by the use of the old hit or miss method of planning exits, entrances, lighting, and the like, such details can now be easily and quickly prepared before a show is eve11 rehearsed i11 the chapel. During .lunior Play of this year, it was THESPIS WORKSHOP evident that this process can be put easily and effectively into s111ooth, working order. In the near future, the Wo1'kshop members hope to add lighting and curtain effects to their model. The students have been reading one-act plays this semester in preparation for the presentation of several such productions be- fore the student body next year. Other long- range Wvorkshop projects include a complete production of full length, put on by the mem- bers without the guidance of faculty advisers. Classes in the fundamentals of make-up and of lighting are also planned in the future for interested students, at the regular Workshop meetings. Lessons in direction and stage man- agement will also he taught at the regular meetings of the club. This year has been a trial stage, in reality, for the 118W organization. Spurred on by the present capable leadership of its officers, Ellen Williaiiis as president and Anne Klug as secretary, however, Thespis Workshop has the potentialities of becoming a leading organization on campus. Page forty-three INITAGO This yearls Octagon activities have been marked by a series of changes which occurred not only within the cove1's of the paper, but also behind the scenes. Gone is the midnight oil burned in Gillett in years past. With the aid of an increased staff and a new system of news coverage, the lights are turned out by nine o'clock in the Octagon office on Tuesday nights. On Friday mornings, Barbie, Jean, and Ethel have scheduled meetings with Dr. Pott, Dean Speight, Dean Lyon, the departmental heads, and Mr. Meltzer, to get the coverage on current news, and in the afternoon the assignments are put in the mail- boxes. Octagon has had a good year, during which it has had its face lifted. Not only has the type been more varied, but make-up has been changed, and the news has appeared on a glossy type of paper. Features including the 'alVIeet the New Facultyw and '4Behind the Scenes" series were introduced. Three party issues highlighted prom week-ends as a big part of the Octagonfs endeavor to produce the kind of college paper which Elmira stu- dents wanted. 6'O.B." has done an outstanding job as Editor-in-Chief. Her management, organiza- tion, and unruffled, good-natured supervision has made publishing the Octagon a feeling of pride and triumph for the staff who worked with her. To Mr. Meltzer, also, Octagon owes a large debt of gratitude for his ability to pull news out of a hat when there seemed to be none. Page f arty-f our Business Manager. Literary Editor ......... IRIS Literary Staff: Nancy Anderson, Lucille Arikian, Nancy Bartz, Helen Beach, Nancy Carlton, Phyllis Cass, Molly Clark, Margaret Cone, Marcia Daggett, Lois Ann Edwards, Helen Fox, Betty Jane Macaulay, Suzette Margraif, Janice McNair, Sally Record, Jane Robertson, Callie Shaver, ,loan Sweet, Myra Watts, Phyllis Welala, Janet Widdoes. Photography Staff: Nancy Anderson, Bar- bara Bond. Advertising Staff : Sara Antell, Anne Aver- beck, Barbara Bond, Lola Burrell, Alice House, Mary Hunipton, Nancy Hutchcraft, Kathleen Jacklin, Lorraine Maass, Shirley Mason, Ruth Ann Patton, Barham Riddell, Lois Sehoonover, Margaret Simpson, Wendy Townsend, Elizabeth Weech, Anne Welliver. Ed1tor-in-Chief .......... ......... Carolyn Rhoades .....M31'g8TCl Guy .......,..Kathryn Ritchie Art Editor .................................. Ellen Williams Assistant Art Editor.,Barbara Goodenough Photography Editor ............ Wendy Townsend Assistant Photography Editor Hedl Dresdner Advertising Manager., ....... Helen Koch Page forty-five T DE TFELLUWSHIP Here at Elmira our integrator of religion with other phases of college life is Student Fellowship, an organization open to every student on campus. Inter-faith in nature, it is designed to fulfill its purpose along social lines and with group participation in its ac- tivities. This year, speakers representing various faiths were invited to participate at the reg- ular monthly meetings, while the adminis- trative procedure was supervised by the cab- inet, meeting twice a month under the capable leadership of May Friedman, presi- dent. Freshman Week presented an opportunity for Student Fellowship to be introduced to the new students. At that time, freshmen were escorted to their respective churches, and on Sunday evening of that week, SF sponsored a candle-light worship service. It was an inspiring experience for every fresh- man, and helped each one of them to feel more at home here. W C H u , 1 Page forty-six Then commenced a series of varied activ- ities started off by the co-sponsorship with Student Government of the Presidents' Re- ception, the first all-college social event of the year. Uur membership drive was reinstated in November of this year. With the '4W'hat's up, Doc?" theme, Bugs Bunny appeared all over campus to remind us of SF's presence. Wvith his help we gained an official membership that constituted a good percentage of the student body. From these girls, cabinet mem- bers, officers, and committee chairmen were chosen for SF functions and conferences. This year Elmira was privileged to act as hostess to the fall council meeting of the New York State Student Christian Move- ment, which is composed of a representative group of delegates from many surrounding colleges. We housed the girls in the dorms, and had fun showing them what our parties are like. Despite the temperamental ele- vators and banging pipes, they managed to get to the meetings, and the conference was a great success. Since S.C.H. is state-wide, it is hoped that through association with it our religious organization will, in turn, broaden its scope. The Christmas season on campus was offi- cially heralded when the rec room was trans- formed over night into a compact mart, complete with within-the-budget gifts, home- made food, which was contributed by tl1e faculty and town students, and the new feature of gift-wrapping. This year Christmas Bazaar was successfully planned by Curly Fox and Lola Burrell. The proceeds of the annual enterprise were added to a fund which is maintained for the purpose of sending delegates to the Silver Bay religious confer- ence held each year. Greeting cards for all occasions were also sold throughout the year to aid in the raising of money for this purpose. Once again SF sponsored a se1'ies of exam- week teas which were both refreshing and relaxing, and helped to carry us through those tedious days. Another innovation this year was the Com- bined Charity Drive, including Red Cross, the Community Chest, the March of Dimes, and the Wo1'ltl Student Service Fund. Held from February seventh to March first, it was an experiment in an effort to save time, work, and publicity expenses. SF helped the students to organize the new Tuesday noon religious cliapels which were very popular this year. We heard an extremely interesting variety of subjects from professors, students, and members of the administration. They helped us to solve problems that had confused our ways of thinking, and gave us a new faith in our out- look on life. Spring functions were also of a different sort this year. The first speaker of the second semester told us about the Quaker principles and doctrines, and also about projects of the American Friend Service Commission for the coming summer. ln April we heard a rabbiis View on the Jewish religion, and in May a priest spoke 011 Catholicism. Delegates were sent to Vassar in March for a conference on Applied Christianity, concerning religion on campus. The yearly SCM business meeting of the New York State colleges met in the spring at Lisle, New York, to elect officers and to set up plans for the organization. The dele- gates we sent came hack with full and inter- esting reports on plans for next year. In May one delegate went back to Lisle for a state- wide conference on religious emphasis in every day life. As a climax to a busy year, we went ahead with plans for sending next year's officers to the SCM Leadership Training School at Lake Champlain. We hope that through the discussions of combined ideas and methods from a wide variety of colleges, our oiiicers could look forward to another year of many new and successful enterprises. Page forty-seven TUDIE l 60V Student Government is the pride of Elmira College for through this organization stu- dents have shown their ability to accept an ideal and make it function. By the Agreement Between the Faculty and Students of Elmira College, the student body has been granted authority to organize and act efficiently "to represent the interests of tl1e students, to execute the will of the students". The experi- ment has been successful because of a desire to make it successful. No government can act to its fullest ea- pacity without the support of all its members, Elrnira's government could not act through the efforts of the administration or the thirteen Senate members alone. The effec- tiveness of our government depends 011 the fact that Student Government is the student body, that the organization operates through the inte1'est, cooperation, and personal honor of all the students. The underlying principle of any student government is that students, if given 1'esponsi- bility, will accept the challenge and gain in maturity by their acceptance. The core of our government, the Honor System, is based on this principle and has proved its application ER MET at Elmira successful. The necessity of per- sonal honor and individual responsibility of citizenship is expressed in the Honor Pledge signed by each student. The new Honor Pledge adopted by the Students Asso- ciation this year has increased the emphasis on individual efforts in upholding the Honor System. That this pledge is not treated as so many words on paper, but is highly respected, is the key to the success of the system. To the students, this system is not merely a set of rules to abide by but an undefinable spirit to be cherished for its present and future advantages, a spirit to be rigidly maintained, for only by the maintenance of the Honor System and the Student Govern- ment organization can students act coherent- ly and progressively as a body, in the college triangle of students, faculty, and administra- tion. Only through Student Government can students participate in an official capacity in supporting the high academic and social standards of Elmira College. To a stranger, this system might seem like an unattainable ideal. True, it is an ideal, but one which constitutes an integral part of our college life and which has proved itself Page forty-eight effective in producing a well-organized, well- balanced and highly appreciated college community. That such an ideal can function in practice as well as in theory is a tribute not only to the administration which placed this challenge before the students, but to the nearly four hundred students, for proving themselves mature enough and capable enough to realize the value of the system and to strive to maintain its integrity. Y EC TIVIE CUU Cll Executive Council is composed of the leaders of all campus organizations, including the various language clubs, the classes, the calnpus publications, and the like. The presi- dent of Student Government is the nominal head of the organization, although there are no elected officers. Meetings a1'e held when- ever necessary and may be called by Dean Lyon or by the Student Government head. The Council is largely occupied with the formulation of the social calendar. It begins in the spring to set up a tentative schedule of social events for the following term and convenes again early in the fall to make necessary revisions. With the additions from time to time changing the social picture, it begins to look like an impossible task to accommodate every club without the addi- tion of several extra weeks to the year. Exe- cutive Council came through again this year, however, a11d assured us of a smoothly run- ning term. Executive Council also provides an oppor- tunity for the leaders of all campus organ- izations to come together and to discuss the various activities and problems of their groups and of the student body as a whole. It receives complaints and proposals from the students and works in their interest to improve unpleasant or unfavorable condi- tions on ca111pus. A friendly atmosphere and the spirit of co-operation which exists among all Elmira clubs is naturally found in Executive Council where the heads of all these clubs are the members. Executive Council has always been a valuable part of the school and one with which we could hardly do without. Along with Student Government, it is the perfect illustration of a birdis eye view of student opinion at Elmira. Page forty-nine r W HESPIS year has not only been able to hold a regular monthly meeting but also a party after each meeting. fDo we hear a clamor of voices eager to attend?j Last spring, this organization decided to turn classic on us and gave Shakespeare's M iclsummer Nighfs Dream as the commence- ment play. The class of '50 was represented in the cast by Kooch fwho enthusiastically put her whole natural self into the part of Bottom, and you may imagine the outcome ! J, Kathy, Sweet, Beechnut, Janie Meyjes, Janie Robertson, Hutch, Simp, Betty Ross, Sheri Stearns, and Gretchen Ford. There was just one actor who could never learn his cues. This incompetent creature was a wirehaired fox terrier. Every time tl1e bugle was blown the 'terrier would howl, and not in harmony. It 'took all of Kathy's in- genuity and energy to make him understand that the time was at hand for all good little doggies to be seen and not heard. Something new was introduced into this play with the modern dances performed by the fairies. Miss White proved to be very helpful here. The dances were quite unique and very pleasant to watch. lt is in the dancers, favor that the audience did not know exactly how they were to be executed, as the girls improvised in several places which practice did not make perfect. As usual, the performances were held in the outdoor theatre. Friday night everything went off as planned, but on Saturday we were blessed with an unexpected and unwel- come cloudburst. The cast and stage hands vallntly rose to the occasion and transferred the performance-audience, pine trees and all-to Cowles auditorium. In the fall the seniors presented Our Hearts Were Young and Gay by Cornelia Otis Page fifty Skinner. Archie Ellis, whom we shall never forget covered with measles and face powder, and Judy Howard convincingly portrayed the two scatterbrained leads. The seniors inan- aged to entice Dr. Bernt to play the role of the French actor. From the accent hc effected, none but the EC majors would have known that he wasn't a native. And can we ever forget poor Judy, who was so desperately afraid of heights, swing- ing out of Bil.ly's double decker bed with eyes tightly shut, anticipating her doom? The cast loudly lamented having to wear the flapper fashions, but their parents loved the memories they carried hack, and chivah-ously informed their lovely daughters that they had perfect 1923 figures. Last, but to our minds, not at all least came the Junior play, given on March 18th and l9tl1. The class of '50 chose Ladies of the .fury by Fred Ballard, a comedy, Which, it appears, appeals to our class most of the time. We were able to compile quite a bit of talent, such as Phyl Cass, Helen Koch, Mary Hodges, Jan Widdoes, Kathy Ritchie, Larry Maass, Janie Meyjes, Nancy Anderson, Myra Watts, and many others. Anne Klug ably filled the position of stage manager. We were also lucky i11 the fact that we lured a good portion of the faculty to play the male parts. These were filled by Dr. Speight, Dr. Rutenber, Dr. Tuttle, Dr. Levine, and Dr. Dannenfcldt. ". . . with just no time to rehearse." From the outside world we obtained Bob Sullivan, Alan Vaber, Art Smith, Bob Lamb, .lack Cassida, and Mike Cavaluzzi. Phyl as a society sophisticate and Kathy as an Irish cook were both tutored ill Gaelic and in the fine a1't of dancing an Irish Kathy also found it necessary to be tutored in snoring for her big sleeping scene. We spent many weeks listening to Jan Wifldoes spout her lines from desk tops, easy chairs, floors, and almost any available place where some kind soul would cue her, and no one in Tompkins escaped the torturous strains of the guitar while she was learning to play it. We were all terribly afraid that she wouldn't be able to drop that Brooklyn accent when the play was over. The profs went all out in their enthusiasm, particularly Dr. Tuttle, who brought his own props along to every rehearsal. He simply couldn't eat in pantomime without a napkin. Dr. Tuttle also perfected his Scotch accent so well that we expected him to turn up in kilts some night at rehearsal. sent a court room rather than Grand Central station or a three-ring circus. It took quite a bit of practice, but at any rate the par- ticipants did learn to avoid knocking each other off the stage. After these trials and tribulations we be- lieve that the audience had an enjoyable time at our play, but as much as they enjoyed it, we're sure that the class of '50 derived just as much fun out of preparing and presenting it. We'll never forget a lot of things about it: Dr. Dannenfeldfs cartoons to Koch, Andy trying to keep a straight face, Phyl's ubrief and diverting interludes", cast parties, Wid- does' sprained ankle two nights before dress rehearsal, L'Tu1'key in the Straw", Dr. Cassida, cast parties, Irish songs in the Rec Room, make-up, Mrs. Dazey's nightly coffee and cookies, cast parties. Above all, we shall never forget Miss Quinlan and Miss Lowell who made it possible for the show to go on. 1. R The main P1'0lJlCl11 of the play seemed to be putting the whole cast on the stage at the same time and having the scene repre- ' 'f x x s xr '. t 3 . 'Q xx s ..-k j H. . . Wbar? Over tharf, Page fifty-one ". . . and recollections magic swav ' Fall of 1948: a well-dressed New Yorker had the New Look. Elmira College girls returning from summer vacations had the New Look. The Cowle Bin tables had been painted. New notebooks and well-sharpened pencils were much in evidence. Everything was vastly changed. Sibyl fol- lowed the trend, and donned the New York- er's air. This change, however, did not just uhappenn. A skirt can be lengthened in an hour's time, but a literary magazine such as Sibyl cannot suddenly increase in size and volume without a great deal of time and work. ' Our editor., Pam Vander-Wiele, haunted the printerls ofiice. HA larger magazine, a new type of paper, different printli' she shrieked. And the printer complied. The New Look, of course, was more ex- pensive than the older, smaller style. But We felt that our magazine was worth it he- cause of its majestic size and quality. This year Sibyl had no specific policy. That is, there were no limitations as to the type of contributions. In fact, we begged for a Page fifty-two variety of literature. On the editorial page of the Hrst issue the editors asked the reader to state her preference: "lf you who read the Sibyl want tragedy, we will give you tragedy. lf you want sensa- tionalism, we will give you that. From our own experience we found that our readers like something of everything." Thus the three issues of Slibyl contained such widely variant themes as summer work at an insane asylum, philosophical poetry, light verse, didactic short stories, hook reviews and abstract articles. The advertising department of the Knew" Sibyl was also called upon for extra duty. They needed more ads in order to combat the higher cost. Charlotte Stearns and her staff fled from the campus daily for two weeks before each deadline, in order to extract advertisements 'frorn unsuspecting business men. Yes, Sibyl Went places in 1948-49, and it all started with the changed mode of dress . . . and, of course, Pam. I-I I - Q I-l l"0u A0lftf f 2 2CU":i 1 I glue cfaafs 0 150 cheer-fs 1- ' Page fifty-tlwee LASS 1950 'cWe came here to college, seeking work and fun" and got both, with an over large portion of the latter. It was with tremulous hearts that we surveyed our new surround- ings and our new classmates on that warm September afternoon which seems like yes- terday. Promptly swept into a whirl of pic- nics, parties and orientation lectures, we got over our homesickness, if there ever was any, and launched ourselves into the problems of C. C. complexities and Saturday night dates. Determined to outwit the sleuthing soph- omores, we waded across the Chemung tl1e day of the .lunior-Freshman picnic, hid for hours behind the toy counter at Woolworth's and dodged the Shriners, to say nothing of the sophomores. The wool could not be pulled over the eyes of our buddy class, as we were convinced the next month, when we opened our mouths to announce our president and the sophs shouted 'LMyra!" Anyone passing Cowles the afternoon of tl1e Junior Prom could never forget the countless pairs of eyes watching for the Ithaca bus as their owners hung from the front windows. No sooner was the prom over than we were tracking down clues in search of our big buddies on the night of the buddy party. Christmas vacation, and '50 staggered home under the load of skates, skiis, boxes, and suitcases of tremendous size. On our return we tried on blazers within locked rooms, showed up the following day magnificent in royal blue, and pronounced our genial Dean, Dr. Speight as our Patron Saint. Since then every member of the class of '50 has come to know the Speights' kindly interest and Page fifty-four thc charming grace and warmth of their home. Centennial came and went in a flurry of excitement and fun, and May found us evad- ing the sophomores again on the day of the Freshman Banquet. Stiff from sleeping on the table in the town student's lounge the night before, we camped in the early morn- ing on a hill above the country club, only to look down on the ever present sophs below. Sophomore year began with Molly at the helm as we squatted in dirty old jeans on the front steps of Alumnae to watch the freshmen parade by, sporting the new look. With the decision to make our year con- structive rather than revolutionary we an- nounced, after one of otu' first class meetings, that this year there would be no sleuthing by the class of '50 in the hopes that better understanding would arise between the classes. The long range results of the class' decision became visible in the many fast friendships which began with the choosing of little buddies. We lustily promoted Bohemia Hall in the dining room in the weeks preceding our dance. Village atmosphere pervaded with red checkered table cloths and -candles stuck in bottles, to say nothing of the "Bohemian" waitresses. We cleaned up the mess tired indeed, but with our treasury swollen far beyond our anticipations, agreeing that it had been a wonderful affair. Sooner than We realized it was time to celebrate Centennial again and we turned our ingenuity toward producing a skit. Down to the last garter, it was a hit. The winter flew by and first thing we knew, with Kathy taking over as upresn, we were getting ready to help our big sisters pass out into the great beyond. We were looking forward to little sisters at the same time and wrote a special handbook for them so that they might know just what to expect. After a fieeting summer we found our- selves back on campus to greet the class of 552. It seemed as though wc had just licked the stamps on the handbook, and here they were already. We liked the way they joined in and shared our enthusiasm about things Elmiran. Our biggest feeling of pride came at Convocation, when Dr. Pott addressed us as Hthe finest big sister class l've known dur- ing my stay at Elmira". ln October we all we11t to Mardi Gras. Spun suga1', peanuts, barkers, and hula dancers were in order at the Carnival, and Saturday night we all let loose at the ball, where the spirit of old New Orleans prevailed in the decorations and where everybody got a duck- ing of confetti. We rollicked on into Sunday when everything was dampened but our spirits, as the rain beat down outside and the sound of male voices echoed through the halls of Tompkins at breakfast time. One thing very dear to our hearts was the molding of IRIS. Work began on our yearbook in August and continued through March. Many were the nights that we burned the midnight oil, squeezing words from our typewriters, cutting Olll' friends down to a hundred words, and wondering frantically where we would get all the money needed to pay the printer. Soon it was time to whip up another Cen- tennial skit. This year we rollicked through a gay minstrel show sporting top hats, bow- ties, and Dag's inimitable, 'LSO wot hop- pened?'? WC,l'C still hoping to get the burnt cork out of our hair before "happy collegiate days" are far behind us. Our sides ache in just thinking back to 'LLadics of the Jury". From it we remember the lather drying on Dr. Levine's face, Mayme with a Hy" and an ne", many Hbrief and di- verting interludesw, Dr. Tuttle's Scotch ac- cent, and a certain officer of the Rosevale Society for the Surveillance and Suppression of Vice. Our first Thespian attempt brought the house down both nights. A short breather after .lunior Play and we were strutting up and down the ramp, play- ing at modelling in all seriousness for the benefit of Centennial. Clad in the latest spring and summer creations we pirouetted, trying to remember all of Peg's instructions on uhow models walkn. And now we pause again on the brink, this time looking over at our fourth and senior year at Elmira. No words can describe and no yearbook can capture between its covers all the laughs, the tears, the parties, the fun, the little things dear to each person, and most of all the spirit we've found fand hope we're leavingl at Elmira. How can we ever describe or forget 'the sunburns we got at the Freshman Banquet, our excitement over .lay's wedding, the nights we spent drip- ping wax on bottles to make them look '5Bohemian", our pride in our first class baby, even the birth and slow death of MHarmony". The past three years have flipped by like the pages of a book caught by a teasing breeze, and weire told that the last will pass with even greater velocity. We kind of hope it won't, because in Elmira weirc leaving be- hind no small corner of our hearts, but we'll be taking witl1 us a great chunk of the Elmira spirit which has molded us into the individ- uals which we have become, spiced gener- ously with the inimitable spirit of '50, which has proved that Nthere's nothing that we cannot do". Page fifty-five SARA ANTELL , With hcr cnthusiasm reserved for special occasions, Sara tempers her every action with good taste. Groomcd to perfection, hair fshort or longj never out of place, and a mania for straightening things, she favors Ithaca, and, of course, Cornell. Sally is thc most loyal of friends and is always on hand to listen to tales of lost loves. But don't let the practical side fool you. It is but a facade covering a refreshing inaneness. Her humor, well placed and direct, is frank, hut checked hy kindness. Sara is governed hy a code of good sportsmanship. BROOKLYN, N. Y Page fifty-sin' NANCY ANDERSON Need a haircut? How about a Toni? Or would you just like your hair set in a new and devastating way? Just call on Andy, who after three years has iirmly established her- self in the position of class heautitian. Always ready, willing, and able, she will even whip up a pair of argyles for you in between horse shows. Think of Andy and you'll think of midnight snacks of pickle and peanut hutter sandwiches, colds, a tailored wardrobe, a circulating lihrary of pocket book editions, colds, and a frank and honest disposition. The welcome mat is always out in "Pokie7s" room, and if youlre looking for someone who will he a willing worker on any committee, contact the girl hchind the detective story. GARDEN CITY, N. Y iq X Hikqvs M ANNE AVERBECK Boob hat, strains of the 'LLeibistode7', a series of art notebooks each year, a room decorated with crazy snapshots and equally crazy signs are all part of the mark Pepper has made at Elmira. The happy-go-lucky 4'Pep-Pep", who always has a story about the last wedding party she was in, is as mad about classical music as she is about Eddie Condon's. Ask her if she Wants to play bridge and you're in for a side-splitting game flavored with some of her endless corny jokes. And we'll let you in on a secret. The cosmopolitan Miss Averbeck with the fash- ionable wardrobe, driving off in her car for a week-end, is the Pepper who takes a shape- less monkey named Fooey to bed with her. NEW MILFORD, CONN. J A in ,wsu uhm uw es H i x LUCILLE ARIKIAN If shels laughing because she refuses to be depressed, i.t's Lucille. Enthusiastic about her work, she becomes uneasy over exams, but manages to achieve excellent marks. L'Do you know what?" is followed by long talks in the lounge or a trip to the Cowle Bin. Possessing a friendly dignity and an eager curiosity, she never appears to be in a hurry, but before you realize it, she"s left you far behind. Spanish, the piano, and clothes are her loves, Hlive and let liven, her philosophy. Dependable, capable, and cheerful, Lucille means good company and an enlightening conversation. ELMIRA, N. Y Page fifty-seven 1 1 M " 'js w l I :Q NANCY ANN BARTZ Little Nancy Ann is still trying to be a big girl. Partial owner of those bright red bed spreads and still fighting for the other half, she lives in a world of her own that we hope she'1l never leave. She can never be seen the same place for more than live minutes except when that flair for writing commands her, and then she settles before her type- writer indefinitely, pecking out an article for Octagon or just for her own pleasure. That Hornell accent remains a pleasant tag, no matter how Bostonian she may imagine herself. HORNELL, N. Y Page fifty-eiglzt LYDIA BARTLETT Lyd, Lydja, Lydier-she,11 answer to any of those names. A mixture of a lady and a tomboy, Bart will rise to any occasion. Fashioned in sporty styles, Lydia is willing to help in any project, as a capable adminis- trator. For the girl who loves to eat, the girl who does eat, and maintain an attractive figure, there is toujours a love problem of chimerical complications, but always a clear head and a calm manner. Who can forget 'gglug-glugn, Carrie, finding dates for Ratch, and Saturday afternoons in the front suite peeking at all the activities? Practical, de- termined, she's our tailored New Englander with a flare for fun. AUBURN, MASS. BARBARA BEADLE Want a date? Just ask Barb, and she may fix you up for life. With hair up in socks, Whether knitting., doing crossword puzzles, or reading a current novel, "Beadlehaum" is always ready for a tea party. With sentences punctuated by laughter, Barb makes a short story long with fascinating tales of home 'town and Michigan U. Magnetism is uncon- sciously hers. Her scattered lists of odds and ends to be accomplished are evidences of her efficient nature. From Michigan she came, and because she's Beadle, she conquered. LE ROY, N. Y Mx . ' 'fl l vgi i- '-... 7 HELEN BEACH We've seen her gunning the college truck up Harris Hill, pouring raptly over books and classical records, knitting endlessly on the over-sized ski sweater. Beech-nut at- tributes her rosy cheeks to two years under Dottie's fresh-air policy of opening every window in sight. Ask her to decipher the current English assignment, and you'll get a modern slang version yon'll never forget. Think of her and you think of form-fitting blue-jeans, common sense, broken fingers, beat-up bedroom slippers, and a boundless enthusiasm. Beach is the kid with her head in the clouds, printer's ink for blood, and the fastest douhle-talked pithy sayings Weill ever hear again. CRANFORD, N. J. Page fifty-nine DOROTHY BGLTON A smile for everyone, a heart of gold, and a friendly disposition characterize Dottie. Although she has many interests, Dot is especially fond of classical music fpartic- ularly Wagnerj, and ,good literature. Artis- tically inclined, her room is unusually deco- rated and contains a superb collection of record albums. Dottiefs amiable and under- standing nature should bring great comfort to those she will care for in her chosen field of hospital social work. BATAVIA, N. Y Page sixty LOIS ANN BERRY Quiet efficiency, competence and a smiling face make Ann Elmira's gain and Keukafs loss. Although a newcomer, Ann has quickly absorbed the spirit of the class of '50. A little golf, hunting, and dancing take up her spare time, when the problems of sociology do not require all her attention. Her many new friends have found a fourth for bridge, a silent observer and someone to lend a hand to whatever task presents itself. ELRMIRA, N. Y MARION BOWMAN All the world loves a clown. Billie's 11ot exactly a clown, but everyone loves her any- way. She"s always smiling and seldom resists the impulse to break into a song and dance routine. Her great creative ability in the field of dance was evident in tl1e centennial skit of last year and in the modern dance pro- grams. Her irresistible laugh and enthusiasm make her the life of any party. Billie can be found almost any time of the day, presid- ing over the coifee pot or trying to get the cups washed for the next party. Her habit of getting into embarrassing situations has caused a few minor catastrophes. Twelve week-ends a month would be too few for this upartyv gal. Some of the things we like most about her are her perpetual good nature and unselfish, sympathetic attitude. PINE PLAINS, N. Y BARBARA BOND In white tennis shoes, plaid slacks, im- maculate blouses, Bobbie's always whipping down to Carnegie to finish another "lab day" experiment. Swearing that she doesn't have a Southern accent, this blushing rebel is con- stantly convulsing the gang at meals with, '4It's right good, you all, but not as good as home". Home for MBobbie" is Apple Pie Ridge, to which the inevitable cartons of Virginny's MDelicious" outside 411 testify. F reckles, strawberry-blonde page boy that's never unpaged, and a Variety of unique facial expressions characterize our Southern belle. Sheis an Alice in Wonderland scientist, with a weakening Al-lergy towards Yankees and a boundless good will towards all. WINCHESTER, VA. Page sixty-one riff GAIL CAMPBELL Just the mention of Aloha shirts brings Gay to mind. Our ever-travelling Scotch- American from Hawaii will bury herself under six blankets at night, yet We seldom see her hurrying about campus during the winter wearing socks, and she sports a coat only when the rest of us are huddling about the radiator inside. WiH we ever forget the king-sized argyles, or her first glimpse of snow, or the dates at Cornell, or the hysterical suppers in the Home Ec kitchen? Getting up in the morning will forever be her greatest hate, while adding another course to her over-taxed schedule or accepting another responsibility never darnpens Gayis buoyant spirits. Her sincerity, sweetness and genuine good-naturedness have reached out to all corners of the campus. WAIALUA, OAHU, T. H. Page sixty-two LOLA BURRELL An infectious smile, a gay greeting an- nounce Lola, whose twinkling blue eyes are a delight to all of us. Her sweet nature, end- less perseverance, and a Hair for organiza- tion put her in constant demand for all types of campus positions. Buhbling over with enthusiasm, Lola provides us with many en- tertaining tales of her horse and the Watkins Glen corral. Her good sense and sound judg- ment proved her more than capable as our Big Sister-Little Sister chairman. If you're looking for lots of fun and a hilarious time or just a quiet visit, Lola's the girl to see. Her loyalty and unassuming manner have won us all into her circle of many friends. WATKINS GLEN, N. Y l-f . 9 PHYLLIS CASS NHL, neighbor! How 'bout a cup of coifee?,' -and Phyl's here. A neighbor to all, Phyl's spic and span room is always open for a friendly chat. Although her interests are many and versatile, she is particularly fond of Spanish, dramatics, Lake Chautauqua, and thc music of Andre Kostelanetz fespecially G'Star Dustnj. Holding many campus offices, Phy1's capability is often in demand, and she always shows a willing attitude to pitch in on any project. Toujo-ur une smile for every- one, Z1 cheerful and amiable disposition, and true kindheartedness make Phyl the unfor- gettable girl that she is. JAMESTOWN, N. Y . I1 F Qi ,H Hg N- ft55g"1l'QQ-W, gg 1, M ' .." JW! 'l7??b','ei -ss,w.a""' NANCY CARLETON An unequalled mimic, Nancy wholly pro- jects herself into whatever part she chooses to play. Her ability to quote Shakespeare with ease springs from an excellent mind, a mind not to be satiated by merely doing homework, but by reading and reading. She is characterized by horn-rimmed glasses which aid in her monologues on various per- sons around campus. With a wit so quick, a session of bantering with Nancy leaves one in an exhausted state and with a case of hysterics at her incongruous similes. Unim- pressed by what has gone on before, she makes her own decisions and skillfully con- vinces others of their soundness. An unbeat- able combination of brains and personality, Nancy considers spaghetti the best invention of man. ELMIRA, N. Y Page sixty-three MOLLY CLARK GLSCC you at supper", and Mole jumps up from the breakfast table to start another busy day. We've watched her toting Dr. Bernt's charts around campus, acquiring that 'Lhas- ketball lookw in the gym, and adding witty comments to the regular Mcolfee tiniesw in the Cowle Bin. Alert blue eyes, intelligence plus, a Hare for fun-she's an outstanding 6gWlio's Wll0C1'7,. lVIolly"s the proud possessor of the most patched and whitest blue jeans on campus. If it's humanly possible to sing a harmony part to any song, she'll be the one to do it. Mole's spirit and high ideals will always be a source of pride to Elmira and to all who knew her. ELMA, N. Y Page sixty-fozm' ELIZABETH ANN CI-IARD A bubbling laugh, expressive dark eyes, and appealing pertness are the first illlp1'CS- sions of Chardy. Quick shifts of mood from quiet seriousness to exuberant high spirits characterize her personality. Although en- grossed in the complications of Spanish club, she always has time for coffee and bridge hour. You hear the sound of her chipper ufley, wait a minute", and invariably you're in for some tidbits about Van Buren, Dun- kirk, or the latest news about anything. As an example of her uniqueness, Chardy is one of the few in the class of '50 who is able to arise brightly for an eight o'clock or retire before the wee hours. Imlnortalizer of our Centennial skit's "boy from Hahvahdw, her naivety, generosity and sincerity have ear- marked her as a personality not to be for- gotten easily. DUNKIRK, N. Y W g ', ' i ix , 1 Q. E mv 9 w , .Q - B 1' A- MARCIA DAGGETT Dag, of the ready smile and the even readier laugh, usually can be found in the act of completely convulsing a gang of us with ber dry, nonsensical humor, ranging from priceless imitations of radio personal- ities to the simple Daggett twist to Bayes" or Myou don't say". Well-liked and respected., 'csee Dag" has been '50's password from the Freshman Banquet on up through our col- lege years. Capable, dependable, eiificient in a quiet, unassuming fashion, she has headed many class activities. Weill never forget the memorable song and dance numbers with Lou and the mad scrambling in and out of those hopelessly involved social situations. LOCKPORT, N. Y mf'- N X X 1 X 2 xg , X 4 7. All MARGARET M. CONE Will we ever forget Marnie rowing across Passion Puddle as Mock May Queen? Will we ever forget the ucourtesy laugh", the staccato chatter, the Spanish novels, the aversion to noisy clocks, the off-key singing or the '4No kidding, Fm serious?" Will we forget the contrast between Marnie the clown, entertaining all within sight and sound, laughing hysterically at everything and everyone, and Marnie the serious, con- fidante extraordinaire, intelligent and under- standing, carrying the problems of the cam- pus on her shoulders? No, never. HEWLETT, N. Y Page sixty-five HEDL DRESDNER If you walk into a room and find yourself in the middle of a conversation about Shaw- nee, you'll be sure to find Hedl. We wonder if she isn't a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Her straight-forward, honest opinions have come to be valued by all of us. She enjoys traveling and, if not reminiscing about one trip, she's planning another. When Hedl gets excited, it's impossible to resist her infectious mood. Happy hiking 01' camping, sl1e loves the outdoors. Usually the campus casual, she can become one of our Hnest facsimilies of the Tailored Woman. TRENTON, N. J. Page sixty-six MILLICENT DONNELLY Milly, girl student, girl anything, has a facility to do everything. Miss Supper Club will listen to a tale of woe or give a honey herself. A happy-go-lucky girl with a serious side, she makes wonderful company. Class skit director, class skit actress, class enter- tainer, she's always willing to offer her talents. Think of Milly and you think of a delightful, perplexed naivete, Carmen Mi- randa renditions, Margo, "But, kids, I don't understand," .lack's Irish buddy, "my broth- ersn. As Billy's perpetual dancing partner, but Elmira's most talented ballerina, Man- hattan Merry-Go-Round doesn't know what they're missing in her classical take-offs. A night-owl lover of parties and bull sessions, unforgettable Milly is '50's personality kid. AMSTERDAM, N. Y SYLVIA ETKIND Do you like to laugh until your sides ache? Try dropping into the Town Lounge in a spare moment and listening to Sylvia. She's a perfectly wonderful dose of entertainment. An interesting conversationalist on a wide variety of subjects, she intersperses a wryly sarcastic humor with bits of profound in- telligence. Sylvia's bubbling enthusiasm for fun is offset by her calm, rationalistic nature. Possessing a genuine smile and gaily dancing eyebrows, Sylvia's friendliness and devilish- ncss cannot be hidden. She's the girl who never studies too hard but somehow ends up setting many a scholastic curve. ELMIRA, N. Y DY 7' it lg, LOIS ANN EDWARDS If you catch a fleeting glimpse of a gal rushing to Carnegie, you can be reasonably sure it's Lois Ann heading for the chem lab. Tall, slim, with long blonde hair, foreign men and foreign food are her weaknesses, and the Irish blarney is no exception. Lois honored us with l1er lyric soprano on Mock May Day, when l1er golden tones echoed along the shores of Passion Puddle. She is fascinated by teacups and already has a fine collection of them. '4lt's wonderful", ult's marvelous"-that's Lois Ann. ELMIRA, N. YT Page sixty-seven i W SHIRLEY FORCE ' In spite of long hours in Carnegie's labs, Shirley still keeps up her cheerful disposition by chuckling, 4'I'll move my bed down there yet". Whenever we hear, "Now in chemistry it's done this way", or see a crowd trying to translate one of those latest communiques from Germany, we're sure to find the girl who is Clifton's chief promoter. An enthusi- astic, conscientious student, Shirl always pulls down excellent grades, and deserves them. Gab sessions in her room are sprinkled with her good common sense, exuberance, kindness and ability to find a spot of humor in thc darkest situation. CLIFTON, N. J. Page sixty-eight JANICE EWING Never known to shirk a good time, Janice works as hard as she plays. Sociology is her field, but she laughs gleefully upon winning victories over "those" chem tests. Beckon to her for a game of bridge, say 'Gcarmel sundae" or "Mustico's", and the prompt reply is an enthusiastic uyes". Envied for her naturally curly hair and contagious humor, Jan enter- tains the "loungers" with her startling the- ories and a repertoire of crazy songs. Last year, she ohligingly held knitting classes for those who admired her prowess with the needles. Intelligent and intensely loyal, Janice is both interested and interesting, successfully blending contrasting ingredients which form a well-balanced whole. ELMIRA, N. Y -las. BARBARA GOODENOUGH Imagine a portrait of a girl, stunning in black, contrasted by honey-blonde hair. Care- fully choose brilliant reds and dusky browns characterizing her delightful, exuberant spirit and occasional moody depths. Splash liberally with her individualistic startling expressions, and happy disposition. There you have Barb, older sister to six equally Goodenoughs, who shows her versatile in- terested nature by managing to have ten fingers in ten different pies, and to show herself capable in all of them. An artist, she channels her talents into the merchandising field, in between gay soda-jerking hours in the Cowle Bin. Strictly a five day a week girl, Barb cruises gleefully around neighboring campuses, and lectures to eager students about her past experiences, in between bids in her frequent bridge games. ELMIRA, N. Y HELEN FOX Nicknamed uCurly,' for obvious reasons, this expert tennis player occasionally thumps out a spontaneous boogie on lVIacKenzie's "uprigl1t". That she is '50's globe-trotter is evident in ber wardrobe of cowboy and brightly patterned Hawaiian shirts. During the Week, she's a tomboy in form-fitting jeans, talking about the horses and the West she loves, always pitching in on the unsung Mbehind the scenes" work of one project or another. Comes the week-end and she is trans- formed into a divine dancer, feminine as candlelight. Think of Curly and you think of Kooch, intelligence, a pert, turned-up nose, and an artistic, creative imagination. HARTFORD, CONN. Page sixty-nine ALICE HALL See the little girl cuddled on tl1e bed, cling- ing to a small wooly animal? Al's the girl who's always there, adding a choice tidbit to our conversations. A pert nose, a Hash of freckles, and a toss of blonde curls charac- terize this gay mischief-maker, with a keen sense of fair play. A1 is noted for her prefer- ence to Yale blue, for her resemblance to a kitten, and for her unending efforts to collect money for one project or another. Souvenirs on the wall, matching socks and sweaters, and an Alice in Wonderland out- look on life will always suggest her to us. CHAMPAIGN, ILL. Page seventy MARGARET GUY Margo to all, Margy to those who wish to annoy, shels Miss Efficiency Plus, but not burdensomely so. Meticulous Margo who's as exact as a Longine watch, has always been in demand for short blind dates. Think of her and you'll remember hand kitted sweaters and matching socks, beautiful hair and hands, a stock of cute, funny jokes, an easy-going disposition. She makes nightly trips to Rossi's, but is one of those enviable women who eats to gain weight. Our indefatigable mail clerk lives by the nearly to bed, early to rise" golden rule. Constantly clad in her Dutchman's bloomcrs, she still holds onto an allergy against anything but homemade un- mentionables. Extremely capable, Margo finishes every job thoroughly. CRANFORD, N. J. if ' PHYLLIS HESSELMYER Need a song written or some harmony com- posed? Call on Phyl. Sll6,S our master musician, who swiftly and effectively solves our class musical problems. Pllyl is usually found listening to Beethoven or presiding over a coffee and gabbing soiree. A flash to her brain, a mad scramble, and she's off on another new plan before anyone is aware of her intentions. Always generous and sym- pathetic, she is willing to give advice, heat up a can of soup, or offer a pink pill to any pale person. If you can't find Phyl, just call up the Infirmary. HAMDEN, CONN. DOROTHY HERBERT With no time for useless woe, Dot struggles valiantly through French and yearns to be a social Worker. 'cl was almost late" or MDid you think Pd never make that class?" com- prise the more prominent of her comments concerning the less desirable aspects of college life. Fashion-wise, she personilies lady-like sophistication and convincingly ex- presses her opinions. Sometimes she's seriousg more often she's light-hearted. Chesterfields, slacks, date dresses, tall men and talkative people rate high as her preferences. Boredom and science are taboo with her. Friendly, understanding, sympathetic and fine com- pany, Dot looks forward eagerly to summers at Keuka Lake, and is relentlessly engaged in the pursuit of happiness. PAINTED POST, N. Y Page seventy-one ALICE HOUSE Here we have a loyal Red Sox fan and, since she knows everyone on the team, we can easily see why. A charter member of the 'asleep and stay healthy" club, Housie's easily persuaded into a tennis or volleyball game, if she's had her twelve-hour cant-nap al1'eady. Never to be seen on campus over a week-end, we often wonder where she disappears. Think of Housie and you'll think of Bunny, com- plicated social situations, and an excellent dry brand of humor, always in perpetual motion. If you can't find her in bed, listen- ing to the radio, or on the tennis court, trace down the nearest Soc. hook and 'athar she be". ONEONTA, N. Y Page seventy-two MARY HODGES Midnight dark eyes top a flashing smile and reflect a warm heart. With a definite flair for anything artistic or musical, Mary adds the classical touch to the MacKenzie record collection. Her low, low voice and laugh are quick at quiet Wit, and her lively hands help her tell a story in any one of four languages. Cosmopolitan through and through, Mary is looking forward to a suc- cessful future in the field of merchandising. NEW YORK CITY, N. Y V. 'N .' "JT ' X e i 1. x NANCY I-IUTCHCRAFT uVivacious Redhead With Frecklesw could be the title of a portrait if one were painted of Hutch. Sheis a conscientious student whose name is constantly gracing Dean's List. Friendly and an inveterate listener to other people's troubles, Hutch is always one of the first of the world of fashion to wear new styles, and is always smartly and beautifully dressed around campus. Steaming her nat- urally curly hair "to make it curl more," she is a staunch supporter of National Redheads' Day on campus. Youlve seen her running off to Dance Club or doing talented sketches of classmates, her two top ranking hobbies. MAPLEWOOD, N. J . MARY I-IUMPTON Quiet and reserved in the Town Lounge, aggressive on the basketball court, Mary can always he counted on to help others over tl1e rough spots of college life. Her personality integrates a genuine friendliness and sincerity with a deep love of the outdoors and Mother Nature. Beaming her contagious smile, she volunteers to drive us hither and y0l1 on class projects. Her good sense and even temper have calmed many a ruffled nerve around campus. Mary remains modest and quietly accepts our cheers of approval from the side- lines of the basketball court, or on some other field of accomplishment. ELMIRA, N. Y Page seventy-three L 1 ANNE KLUG Jeans, plaid shirts, red shoes and 'GVVould you play Glt's Magic'?', are a few of Kluggie's earmarks. She's the gal with the good word for all. When someone is sick, she'll always be there with a helping hand. If there's a mystery program on the dial, Kluggie relaxes. At the call of ufourth for bridgen, Kluggie is on the way. Shevs our bridge expert and it's never too late for njust one more hand". Dependable, intelligent, fun to be with, her conscientious work should make her teaching ambitions a sure bet. UTICA, N. Y Page seventy-four KATHLEEN J ACKLIN Kathleen assumes the position of modera- tion and balance in our class. With an in- tellect without scorn for the unenlightened, she was constantly setting the curve in C. C. Unprejudiced, but opinionated, her sageness as a scholar is carried over into all phases of life. A love of good books is matched by a friendly interest in people. She divides her tilne between studies and outside work and does a remarkable job of both. A most con- scientious person, Kathleen is loyal to the principles of our school. WILAWANA, PA. 1. TINA LAVENTIS Hailing from the vicinity of Boston, Tina is an ardent fan for anything Bostonian, especially the Braves. Her enthusiasm is 11ot limited to Boston, however, for she excels in languages and is especially fond of music. Always cheerful and friendly, Tina can often be found playing the piano in MacKenzie or engrossed in a fascinating group discussion about Nhern Boston. Tina would like to be an interpreter after graduation, a field for which she has shown fine academic ability. Get to know her and you'll discover a kind, understanding manner, coupled with a fre- quent burst of spontaneous gaiety. BEVERLY, MASS. as HELEN KOCH "Hello, Joe? This is the 'Wheel'," and Koochie's off 011 another transcontinental 'Ecalln offering invaluable advice to the Kremlin. She takes time out between shouted choruses of "Anchors Aweiglf' to spend the week-end at Annapolis or to tell us about her "'admiral,'. Her effervescent personality and willingness to undertake a difficult job, make Kooch one of our class pillars, her loud plaid coat, bouncing gait, spirited chapel announce- ments, thigh-slapping laugh and witticisms have earned her the rank of class jcster. SHORT HILLS, N. J. Page seavfmty-five LORRAINE MAASS Usually mistaken for Miss Wllite, Larry, our lithe, limber dancer, who always adds a touch of comedy, also enjoys dabbling in many other arts. WNe're thankful that she was behind the door when the artistic tempera- ment was given out. Definitely not the ath- letic type, she can be found sitting on the radiator all winter with her nose in Vogue, or in her favorite class, Chatting and Knitting 101, keeping up busily with her assignments. A vivacious gal, with personality plus, she stuck another feather in ,50,s cap by getting crowned queen of the Junior Prom. Every time this fair damsel opens her mouth., the words uparty! party!" spring forth, and probably will as long as she remains our Larry. CLIFTON, N. J. Page seventy-six MARY LOVELACE Mary is that usweetness and spice, and everything nicew combination that we've heard so much about. There is friendliness in her smile and a spark of mischief in her eye. A vivacious hard Worker, she has proved herself to be a genius at solving problems, mathematical or social, facing them with an assurance that utheyill just have to come out right". Mary loves to plan for gay events, and displays her fun-loving nature at such times. Although sometimes a dreamer, her footsteps are firm and always headed in a positive direction. TRUMANSBURG., N. Y wwf- r BARBARA MACFETRIDGE Maeis the only chem major in school who can cause minor explosions and burn herself every week in lab, without sacrificing the excellent grades she manages to come out with. Not only can she stir up those chem- icals, but she's got a mighty tempting devil's food cake formula, too. That infectious laugh of hers can be heard throughout Elmira in winter and the Thousand Islands in summer. Mention the St. Lawrence and you've found her first love, but this young ladyis secret ambition is to go West. With that determined nature of hers, she'll probably get there, bare feet and all. She's still out to murder the inventor of shoes. Mac's spare time is used in keeping track of her sisters, and we've noticed her common sense put to good ad- vantage many a time. SYRACUSE, N. Y BETTY JANE MACAULAY Here's the jolly blonde joy of the Junior class. Go to her with a problem and she always has one six times as complicated that puts yours in the novice class, and conse- quently, has you laughing in no time at all. Last summer this ball of fire took her chances as an attendant at Marlborough insane asylum, coming out of it with many fascinat- ing 'LSnake Piti' tales. You've seen her every hour on the hour in the Cowle Bin, as Well as leaning on her hockey stick down by '50's goal. If you hear a voice screaming down the hall, 6'Just because llm from Teaneck doesnit mean I have a J oisey accent", thatis the lighter side of the half bombastic, half serious personality of the one and only uJersey Bounce". WEST ENGLEWOOD, N. J. Page seventy-seven SHIRLEY MASON "How many labs can a person have in one week?" and Shirley, complete with blue jeans and boob hat, goes racing off to Carnegie. Invite her to play bridge and the game immediately loses its dullnessg con- centrate hard and you may be able to catch some dirt about the latest uparty-partyn week-end from her volley of husky chatter. Her numerous problems would provide source material to last Dorothy Dix for weeks. With. a wealth of jokes, intelligence, musical talent and Kenmore spirit, Shirl is one of the liveliest wires on campus. KENMORE, N. Y Page seventy-eight SUZETTE MARGRAFF Suzette has a recipe for the greatest en- joyment in life. To two-thirds rest and relax- ation, blend several good books, bridge hands and political discussions. Then mix well with unlimited admirers of the uMargraHian', philosophy of life. She makes it work by being able to concentrate long enough to set a curve or two in C.C. or to whip up a fine essay for Creative Writing. If you want to get Suzette excited, bring up the cause of the miners, and sbe'll be off on another crusade in favor of the 'cdiggers of the earth". This gay philosopher has a genuine interest in humanity and can always be found looking for the good in people. That's our Margraii' woman. ELMIRA, N. Y MARY MCELROY Fill your paint brush with vivid shades of greens and yellows for a back-drop, top a slim figure with curly auburn hair, splash many freckles across the fine features, and you'll have a near-portrait of Mary. But before you put the canvas firmly in its frame, inject Whimsy, confusion, intense intelligence, sin- cere frankness, and a genuine, outgoing feel- ing of responsibility for other people. Ask Mac about summers in Kennebunkport to get a glimpse of the clear, pleasant voice which she owns, and may put to use as a lawyer, some day in the future. You're bound to fall in love with her incredible, incon- gruous four-dimensional personality. ELMIRA, N. Y V- , Hi.. h -'l..n.:, 1 ' s , r tvs. X H V Y ,Q V., . 4.',',qs.1! . k'Y at r . s-'QQ' 1 , . sl' , 'm si9"' n r .sw- mr -,pv,',...,n,.., ANN MCCULLOUGH Sparkling brown eyes, a gay laugh sprinkled with a bit of Irish wit, endless effervescence-that's Annie Mac. Efficient in everything that she undertakes, with em- phasis on her dining room duties and long hours in the biology lab, she's always ready for a hand of bridge or a cup of coffee while reporting on the latest antics of her baby sister or the status of the shamrock growing in l1er room. With always a cheerful smile for everyone, her opinions, frank and con- cise, have earned her a well-deserved place on Senate. UTICA, N. Y Page seventy-nine .I AN ICE MGNAIR If you hear tl1e rattle of the coke machine at some uncanny hour, you can be pretty sure it's Jan, for it's seldom that you find our vivacious friend without a coke in hand. When she's not indulging in her favorite beverage or having a cigarette, you'11 find her calling on her numerous human dictionaries to aid in some creative inspiration. She claims she skipped the grade in which they learned to spell. Always friendly, Jan has an en- couraging word for all, and if you're in the mood for a party, try McNair. "An1bling feet the campus roam", but this Montclair sophis- ticate has a gait all her own, which is best heard scuffing down the hall in the middle of the night. Could be the night watchman, but it's not. Jan's a night-hawk, too. UPPER MONTCLAIR, N. J. Page eighty MARY MCFARLAND Mary, disinterested in clothes in general, is fascinated when watching socks and sweat- ers form from her deftly manipulated knit- ting needles. She cherishes a passion for red, especially bright red. Even-tempered and nice to know, she is annoyed only by the sight of cluttered ashtrays. She possesses an avid interest in football, campaigning reso- lutely for the fighting Irish of Notre Dame. When not pondering over the mysteries of math, her thoughts often turn to secretarial studies, as she sighs, HBut my schedule is so full, and I do love to sleep? Mary eyes the future with a view of the business world in her mind and a determination to fulfill her primary ambition, to learn to fly. ELMIRA, N. Y ALICE NORTHUP See that figure over there in maroon jacket, no socks, and with a pencil behind one ear? You couldn"t miss Pat tripping her way to class, typewriter in one hand, a few Times in the other, and an accounting book tucked under an available arm. Did some- one say food? Pat's across the campus in a breeze to greet you with, "Gosh, Pm hungry." This typically hustle-bustle Patty comes forth in finest form on the basketball court, making all those points without her much- needed glasses. And speaking of winning, there's no doubt that she's won everyone's friendship by solving problems from heart to financial. So letis give that gal a jug of cider for giving '50 a lot of extra sunshine from Northup Hill. DALTON., PA. up .1 st ' SR: . K-9- . 'tiY5'12i95'. JANE MEYJES' The tall Grecian goddess you thought you saw the other day was only Janie, who is as proud of her Dutch ancestry as she is of the Long Island potatoes her father raises. The Jane who is anything but plain is the gal with the hand-tooled silver jewelry, who wouldn't be caught dead in a pair of jeans. She's one of the few women in the world who not only drives a car, but can 'take it apart and put it back together again. .lanie also has a passionate fondness for high heels., but won't don a pair until she has persuaded every other junior over 5'7" to wear them, too. Common sense, a mental encyclopedia of operatic works, Saturday afternoons with Hutch and a box of popcorn, and a ,Hair for fashion with a design fo1' drama all add up to Janie of the long blonde hair. CALVERTON, N. Y Page eighty-one , -- U fi? I ul u U if' E3""3' P "' af PAULINE PALUMBO She is up at odd hours in the morning to study, to do chem experiments and to change lah tissues, yet Paul mysteriously seems to get enough sleep to carry on her many and varied activities. Rushing hetween labs, classes and hostessing, she's always on the go, but still makes time for those attempts at learning the Hue art of making a grand slam in bridge. Her suppers in the Home EC room are memorial, to say nothing of hand- made sweaters and numerous fine symphonic albums. Sweet, calm, always willing to extend a helping hand, we'll always remember this tailored lady's Violin solo, which made Cen- tennial skit fame. MILLBURN, N. J. Page eighty-two NORMA O'CONN ELL You can't mistake her, for it"s Norma, with the look of the Irish about her. She's that rare individual, the one who loves to study, as illustrated hy her Dean's List grades. Possessing excellent taste in clothes, she favors sports outfits and reveals a definite yen for Aplaids. Quiet and calm hy nature, her pleasing personality is ruffled hy one hate, getting up in the morning. Capability, friendliness, and demure dignity are her out- standing traits. The future for Norma means a well-balanced life, with chemistry research as its focal point. ELMIRA, N. Y LOUISE PELTON "Hey, slug, did you hear that . . I?" means that Liz has something new to add to the conversation around the bridge table. Aside from bridge, perpetual rushing, doing all sorts of johs and getting them done in no time flat is Liz's occupation. Dr. Eldred's work and training for teaching are the final Arts in making her school life complete. Her gay laughter and odd, bright argyle patterns add to the many phases of life and variety in the dorm. ILION, N. Y tl ? -fx " 4 - Mis: 1 H , 4 Qa- RUTH ANN PATTON An avid member of the coffee, bridge and cigarette club is our Puss. Although noted for long hours in the library and a great interest in her future career, she will in- variably join a gab-fest, jaunt to the movies or carry out the latest gag. Anecdotes about Van Buren, her nephews, and Fredonia, are her trademarks. Sweetness, prettiness, and dependability in this Patton girl are coupled with a dry humor, an interest in clothes and a deep understanding of people, which makes her advice well worth taking. An all-around member of the class of '50, Puss has always been there when we needed l1er the most. FREDONIA, N. YY Page eighty-three L JOAN PICINICH Pic's interests range from the sublime to the ridiculous. One minute she's quoting the philosophers, and the next, Mary Poppins or Winnie the Poo. Unpredictahle, you never know what she,ll do next. With a vivid imag- ination and rather unique sense of humor, ,Ioan is always entertaining, her varied hits of knowledge making her a fascinating con- versationalist. She loves a wide variety of musical pieces, ranging from Tschaikowsky to Irish ballads. A favorite occupation is reading anything and everything in sight. Born on the Fourth of July, she was nearly named Independence. The greatest disap- pointment in Pic's life came when she learned that they weren't hanging the flags up for her. ENGLEWOOD, N. J . Page .eighty-four ELIZABETH PETERSON Tl1ere's never a dull moment in Lils life. Sl1e's always on the spot in an emergency and has an amazing ability to grasp the sit- uation. She's dependable and cool-headed in a crisis, with her talents ranging from fire- man to plumber. With a surprising insight into people's personalities, Li has always shown us an understanding nature. Her serious moments are very serious, but in her lighter moods, she is labeled as a small riot. Although very sedate when the situation calls for it, her little-girl mannerism is responsible for her nickname, 6'Wee Li". Li is happiest, piloting her Hampton around Long Island Sound. GREENWICH, CONN. iz - .- . t.. 'v v ' H -1 -- M . - w I - . v 1 . . V .JE WINIFRED REIDY The station wagon wizzes by daily, carry- ing 'Lenergetic" Winnie to and from her home, a block off campus. This sophisticated junior, always impeccably dressed, admitted- ly lists clothes as her first love. Always serene, "Winnie the Poo's" cute, little laugh is a characteristic trademark. She enjoys art courses, delves industriously into French lit, talks constantly about lathe kidsn, waltzes like a dream, plays tennis. Winuie's conversation, prompted by a sincere, friendly interest in all about her, turns to people, philosophy, and dreams of a merchandising career in gay Paris. ELMIRA, N. Y bil ,fm V .-. X 12.-1-'J xiii L. Au: c.,-y,,.,.- :f'g,,.,:?4 I 4- "J,..Lt- , 1 I SALLY RECORD A delightful individualism keeps Sally from doing the expected. Devotion to an- tiques and horses, her trademark is vivacity uninhibited by convention. The parodox con- tinues with her inability to sing and the sudden decision to take piano lessons this year. Picture a upartyn girl with a tiny volume of Tennyson tucked under one arm. Her pride and joy is anything green. With a desire for straight hair but nevertheless blessed with curls of red, Sally knows not the magic of her smile. She bounces through life, leaving no stone unturned. ELMIRA, N. Y Page eighty-five BARBARA RIDDELL This dark-haired, brown-eyed shorty is another confirmed Red Sox rooter. It might have a wee hit to do with roommate Housie's influence. They're inseparable. She is an- other mystery girl, who has a knack for dis- appearing with the arrival of a week-end. Speaking of knacks, have you ever seen the artistic touch come alive in a lecture? Well, that's where Buunyis fascinating doodling technique crops up. It is here also that she introduces her collection of hang-man and dot games to eager classmates. Lively, and with a mirthful sparkle in her eye, you can never tell what will happen next with Bunny, but it's sure to be fun, if she's already put in her daily twelve hour sleep. You guessed it. She's a second Rip Van Winkle. ONEONTA, N. Y CAROLYN RHOADES Carby's strictly the executive type, with a passion for organization. A flair for every- thing artistic, dry, but very dry, sense of humor, charm and poise supreme, Carby can always he counted on to have her work done way ahead of tiine. Owner of an admirable wardrobe, she looks as though she had stepped out from between the covers of Vogue. An army of teddy bears in her im- maculate room doesn't help that fear of the dark. We're sure that she must have a secret formula, but she does manage to live up to her motto of nearly to bed". A good friend and a hard worker, Carby has played an important part in '50's college life. MT. VERNON, N. Y t 2 Page eighty-sim KATHRYN RITCHIE A peal of laughter heralds Kathy's ap- proach. A sober-sided conversation is indica- tion of her presence. Open the door and you'll find her doubled up over a joke, planning some new enterprise for the class of 750, or writing the Great American Novel. Think of Kathy and you'll think of Bobbie, Ogden Nash, quantities of mail, and hair that never has to be set. ln jeans, gray corduroy jacket, her father's shirt or transformed by heels and a suit out of Glamour-she's still Bitch who loves the world and is loved right back. '50 bows to its first lady-the eifervescent, the placid, the mad, the dependable Kathy who's the pepper of the earth, for the salt is all too common. PATERSON, N. J . 1 HI BETTY RINWALDEN When the Waves lost Betty, we gained a top-ranking student. Possessing unbelievable foresight and common sense, sheis the stable one among us. Reserved in manner, she blushes when teased, smiling through it all in her amiable way. Decisive in her classroom answers, Betty is prompt with the correct reply, as shown by her superior grades. Driv- ing to school each day, Betty usually can be seen zooming off again after classes, no doubt headed for the bowling alleys. With a dry, humorous turn of her voice, she'll admit a toleration of tennis when the bowling alleys shut down. Intelligence, loyalty, and de- pendability add up to Betty, a girl well worth knowing. ELMIRA, N. YT Page eighty-seven , . rv.. .Xxx 1- iff x- at 4, -H .3 5 ',,x,Qi,3qv "o,'f?" 5:--.. , 'Ax 1 ' B' AR 2' 11. '- rx e ELIZABETH ROSS With a real yodel and a love for winter sports, auburn-haired Betty hails from Ver- mont, 'cwhere the skiing is best,'. Friendly and amiable, Bett is one of those unique people who has few dislikes and is fascinated by almost everything. Witli a deep apprecia- tion for all types of music, she can often be found playing the piano for a group, or wasting her beautiful soprano voice on a bathtub aria. She is usually found in the process of convincing another student about the wonders of her fair state. Weill always remember that yodel floating from dorm to dorm, but, above all, we shall never forget her charming Wit and warm-hearted qualities. THETFORD, VT. Page eighty-eight JANE ROBERTSON Strains of Rachmaninoif or Grieg Heating from her room-that's Janie. The mad rhythm of Kenton or James-t-hat's Janie, too. A gal of many moods, she can get along with everyone. If you just want to talk, you'll find a sympathetic listener. A disposition like .lanie's is something very rare, and very won- derful. She's a tiny Elmira Dream Girl who cannot be overlooked, and overlooks nothing. If you walk into a room that has everything in its proper place, Janie is sure to he its occupant. When she's not heavering over her beloved Spanish, shelll most likely be gazing out a window, saying ulloon Lake is so pretty this time of year." ' HORNELL, N. Y JEAN SADLER Conservative and reserved upon first meet- ing you, .lean soon eases into warm, gay com- panionship. Do you need someone to advise you, or a friend to supply moral support? If so, ask Jean, because she's forever willing to help. Always ou time for class, she conhdes that her car, and only her car, is responsible. Easy-going, she claims many likes and very few peeves. Fond of swimming, she spends her summers at Keuka Lake. Jean favors pets, especially dogs, and clothes, preferably 1'ed and sporty. Calm and with a leaning toward the serious, she looks forward to being a kindergarten teacher. ELMIRA, N. Y DOROTHY RYNDAK Neat as a square of needlepoint, bright as a silver dollar, Dorothy marched this way from Langley Field, Virginny, and a hitch in the WACS. Being quite a globe-trotter, she hails from Chicago, but has become as much a part of college life up here as the IRIS itself. Soberly enthusiastic about her work, she aspires to teach history. Liberal and pracl tical self-control keeps her more excitable fellow students on a level keel. ln her quiet, self-composed way, it seems very certain that Dorothy will get what she wants out of life. CHICAGO, ILL. Page eighty-nivze CALLIE SHAVER Callie, with the alert blue eyes and dark brown hair, whose gentle humor and pleasant manner make her a delight to know, is always on hand to listen to our conndences and problems. Her vivid descriptions of Cape Cod, the poetry which she whips off, and her love of classical music are a constant source of enjoyment to all of us. Always ready to perform another of her hilarious imitations, to visit over another cup of midnight coffee, or to chat about the latest mail from Harvard, Callie is bound to charm her future pupils with her sweet ways, just as she has charmed us. SCRANTON, PA. Page ninety LOIS SCHOONOVER Tease Lois and she merely teases you in return. A girl who is deinite in her likes and dislikes, she curbs her feelings rather than inconvenience her friends. An indiviclualist, she detests dancing and football games but often loses that individualistic spirit for a while, to go along with the gang. Lois is mad for crazy hats, tailored hatsg in fact, for anything that even resembles a hat. Green is her color. After giving the subject consid- erable thought, she decided to avoid, at all cost, night classes and professors rumored to keep students in overtime. Wistful brown eyes plus intelligence to beguile, characterize Lois. Determined and dependable, she is bound to make a success of her future career as a history teacher. ELMIRA, N. Y . 4 ' f. JOAN SPEAR Have a trip planned for Buffalo, New Jersey, or points far distant from Elmira? .loanie is always willing and ready to go. Although she is a good listener, conversations usually lead to the new house, Working for the Marine Corps, or plans of where to spend the next vacation. Outwardly the embodi- ment of stability, more than one wild prank can be attributed to our Joan's genius. Bridge, Tschaikowsky's Fifth, and hair- cutting, in general, are her domestic pref- erences, while a turtleueck sweater, black and white checked shirt, and jeans usually indi- cate that a trip to tl1e library is in order. .lust call for ,loan if you need the help of a sympathetic car and sensible advice. FALLS CHURCH, VA. A MARGARET SIMPSON Regal Queen Peg, in her easy-going, modest fashion, accepted the honors connected with May Day and Polly Perfect with level- headedness and great composure. Her vibrant personality, yet down-to-earth common sense, has made her popular with us all. That catch- ing giggle, completely out of tune with her graciousness and intelligence, surprised us at first, until we discovered the ridiculously silly side of this poised young woman's nature. Light and graceful, Simp is an out- standing diver, swimmer and modern dancer. To top off this unique personality, Peg also manages to look and feel fresh as a daisy, first thing each and every morning. RIDEWOOD, N. .l. Page 'ninety-one MARJ ORIE STERMER Early to bed and early to rise gives Marjorie the much needed courage to tune in on those five A.M. radio programs which she loves. A 4-H Club enthusiast, she has at- tended many interesting conclaves in the field. Adjectives such as conscientious, quiet, and dependable grace her name. We remem- ber her whipping hack and forth from home to campus in her dadis car, daily. An in- dustrious business student, she left school last year at the completion of the two year secre- tarial studies course. '50's loss was slightly recompensed when Marj returned to school this fall for more intensive preparation, before going out into the business world. ELMIRA, N. Y Page 'ninety-two CHARLOTTE STEARNS One of lVIacKenzie's most popular cooks and coffee brewers, Sheri is the essence of doniesticity and of band-box neatness. At the very mention of a shopping spree or a tour through a new house, her twinkling brown eyes light up and she's ready to go. Reserved at first, her delightful charm and wit soon bubble over, with her hilarious descriptions of blind dates, in her love of uDeep Purple", and in her boundless enthusiasm for bridge, football and dancing. A staunch friend, her loyalty and even disposition have poured oil over many a troubled water. ENGLEWOOD, N. J. MARY JANE STOVER CMRS. ALBERT A. PRESTOND J ay, another one of our taller members, got away with a man's man before the rest of us could even say uhoou. We'll never forget the excitement of throwing showers for her any more than we could forget the simple, impressive wedding ceremony at which we happily cried away. .lay's an all-around girl interested in dance, dramatics, and writing. An ardent sports participant, we often won- dered whether her hockey stick was jet- propelled. Sheis the first one to admit that German never quite agreed with her. We have just one favor to ask, Jay. Some day, will you please come hack and let us have a peek under those hangs? STATE COLLEGE, PA. Al' SALLY STEVENS A Sylph-like Sally curls up on the lounge couch, immediately beckoned by a clamor of "fourth for bridge". This combination of mischief and innocence spent two weeks impatiently awaiting the arrival of Mountain Day. Witlm firm reason she fights the tempta- tion to cut and trndges off to her eight oiclock classes. Blue Mondays plague her but the week-ends are so-oo-oo much fun. Distin- guished by auburn hair and an infectious smile, she delights in the company of her many friends, in good hooks, animals and serious discussions., in which she intelligently criticizes deterministic philosophy. An ideal- ist Wl1O asserts her practical side, Sally plans to he a social worker in the "Big Cityn. ELMIRA, N. Y Page ninety-three SERENA TARLETON Not only Southerners have drawls. The slow, rich Voice of Terry is strictly a Schenec- tady product, and only adds to the charm of this sophisticated junior. A conscientious worker, Terry still finds plenty of time for the daily bridge games, and many a party resounds with her contagious laugh. If those long, sweeping eye lashes are fluttering over a particularly anticipant pair of eyes, it proh- ahly wonit be long before you see her, bag and baggage, headed for another gala college week-end. If you have a problem, you'll find Terry a big help. She's quite a philosopher in her spare monients. BALLSTON SPA, N. Y Page ninety-four JOAN SWEET ' One of a long line of Elmirans, Sweeti is strictly in favor of campus traditions, from blue jeans and plaid shirts to laurel chains. Famed for her infectious laugh, patriotic room, long hours in the 4'cell", Steven, fire drills and camp songs, she is typically Wool- leeeeegen, typically Elmira. Ask for a witty couversationalist, a good listener, a staunch friend or a partner for deviltry, and you"ll be asking for Sweeti, the versatile good- humor gal of the hailing Class of ,50. BUFFALO, N. Y KATHARINE WENDELL TOWNSEND Wc11cly's unbeatable exuberance knows no bounds. Shcls a lovable lug, with an undying urge to take a snapshot of everything 'round campus. You've seen her looking like a Thurber dog, acting like the epitome of Good Nature, telling "funnies". If you sit with her at meals, be prepared to order secondsg if you sing in her barbershop quar- tet, be prepared to go off key, if you hear her scream, "Listen, kids, we're in at House- partyn, be prepared. Think of her and you think of the Lovely Shoppe, skiing week-ends at Turin, that line Italian hand, her prowess at hockey, "Busy! Busy! Busy! But isn't it exciting!" Fascinating courses, fascinating professplrs, fascinating life-that's our Wende . BRONXVILLE, N. Y 5 ...elf FRANCES THOMPSON By either name-Tommy or Francy-she's '50's Raggedy Ann. Completely casual a11d carefree, Tommy is always willing to help anybody. Think of her and you think of agility plus in a tall, slender body, a strik- ingly pretty face with an ivory complexion and topped with curly dark hair, an easy going 'clove 'em and leave 'em" nature, and a contagious giggle. The affable Francy's per- sonality is one in a million. A good worker, she accomplishes what is expected in a de- lightfully haphazard way. Tommy's even- tempered attitude and unaffected manner are outstanding virtues that will continue to add to her unabounding popularity and to help her in attaining success all through her life. YONKERS, N. Y Page ninety-five MYRA WATTS uG1'60tl.I1gS, kids", and the girl with that uRiverside Looki' is coming our way. Small and dark, our Miss Efficiency in a tiny pack- age guided us through a successful Freshman year of banquets, picnics, and those hush- hush activities. 'aSparky" has innumerable tales of her favorite spot, Long Island, where sailing is the best. We think of her as Mr. Be1nent's right-hand girl, as secretary- treasurer of the Glee Club, but always as the pcrsonification of neatness, especially in brother Bud's trim, green sport jacket. Social work is her ambition and, to our way of thinking, she can't miss. She's unassuming, she's sincere, shc's our Sparky. BAY SHORE, N. Y Page ninety-six LOUISE VANDER VOORT '6Lead on Poloniusn, L"There's no place like New England"-there goes Lou. We'll never forget that white crew hat, dark green bath- robe., and fascinating conglomeration of fab- ulous week-end escapadcs, related in her inimitable way. If there's a room decorated with gay college banners galore, it's prob- ably Louis. If thereis a huge Brown banner in the middle, it is Lou's. She's the gal with those Stan Kenton records and a repertoire of fancy steps, from the rhumba to the lindy. Ready for a laugh with anyone, Lou has cheered us through many trying moments with her sparkling personality and priceless song and dance routines with Dag. Heart of gold, eyes of blue-that's our Lou. FOREST HILLS, N. Y ELIZABETH WEECH Wlliliisical but stable, Betty is the embodi- ment of utter femininity. For her, dancing is a passion and bus rides to Ithaca, another. Betty is a girl with complete integrity, and one who will listen to any trouble and com- fort with perfect understanding. Think of Betty and you'll remember Larry, a cute giggle, coquettish brown eyes with animated expression, never a frown, but many a blush, talking with her hands. Witli modesty plus, occasionally overcome by an amazingly con- tradictory quip, Betty is a lady. Always conscientious, tactful, and with an entertain- ing curiosity, she is a very capable and willing person. An enviable disposition, sincerity, and an effervcscent personality, coupled with a capricious but steady n1anne1', combine to make Betty's character a fine one. CINCINNATI, OHIO PHYLLIS WEBB alive got to get out of here or l"ll never catch my ride back to Waverly" are Phylis parting words as she dashes from one of her ucolfee times" in the Cowle Bin. Identified by the fashion plate clothes she wears, the eternal pack of Pall Malls, her side-splitting wit, and the endless quantity of pills and cough medicines which she transports with her wherever she pauses for breath, Waver- ly's contribution to literary posterity is a personality you can't afford to miss knowing. Dr. Kahrl's sophisticated aide-de-camp is the efficient secretary who can hold intellectual, stimulating conversations about the latest editorial in the Times, and also the gal behind the fascinating sandwich from home, whose constant chatter will make the dullest con- versation blossom. WAVERLY, N. Y Page ninety-seven . 5 ' 1 -- I . N at I l I if ' , e tg, L N Tue- Qfgfifgld, H A- U as rf H 5' Q1 Lsgal- Aff' 'tp JANET WIDDOES Baby-faced Jan, '50's time-tried prom chairman, makes the best company in the world, may your mood be seriously reflective or ridiculously silly. A weaver of tales of L'Nannan" summers, she has an incredible vocabulary all her own. L'Always smiling", ukeep it san", 'iolgav'-they're all hers. Known for her bombastic manner and heart of gold, she easily runs away with a box of sniekers for having the best sense of humor ill the class, dry, unique, wonderful. Think of J an and you think of uput the blame on Maymen, a truly inquiring mind, things unum-numw, and a beaming face with fra- ternity pin to match. SCARSDALE, N. Y Page 'ninety-eight ANNE WELLIVER Breathless and puzzled, we find Anne tak- ing another long lunch hour in the Cowle Bin. A business major, her first love is the piano. She is sophisticated in appearance, whimsical in her actions. Her contagious excitement when something new is under the sun, baffles strangers and delights friends. Anne possesses the ability to appear busy whether she is or not, perhaps explained by her incessant knitting. A passionate follower of convention she is, nevertheless, unpredict- able. One moment serious, the next gay, "why worry about studies"-but she does. ELMIRA, N. Y x ELLEN WILLIAMS Ellen is one of the most outstanding and talented girls in the class of '50. As an artist, her ability is unequalledg as a scholar, her ability is uncqualled by few. Her artistic hands and mind are always working busily away, helping with decorations, sets or posters for the current prom, play or club meeting. Her room, beautifully decorated and furnished, holds a fascinating collection of souvenirs, playbills, autographed pictures, and posters, reminiscent of her interesting vacations in summer theatre work. Although her interests have a wide range, Ellen is especially fond of classical music and dra- matics. After graduation, our class scribe hopes to carry on her studies in scenic de- signing in France. Friendly, talented, always extending a helping hand, Ellen can't miss in her exciting field. BRONXVILLE, N. Y Page ninety-nine ome ag, on 7 ou, 0171.2 ELCA an .Sze 6. Jane Ainsworth ...... Kathryn Allington .....,. Phyllis Anlent ............ Louise Balz ,...,.,..,....,. Barbara Beecher ...,... Jean Beers ...... .....,..... . Deborah Benjamin ...,.. Suzanne Bennett .,,...,... Patricia Berkeley ..... ,. Helen Brown .............. Hilda Burin ................ Florence Cacioppo ....... Joyce Chase ............... Ronnie Conway ......... Anne Coolidge .......... Marjorie Couch ....... ,. Joan Danzign.. ........,. Barbara Evans ..., .. ,,.... . .... . Charlotte Falkenburg ,..... Gloria Fishbone ........,...... Alice Fleming ..............,. Gretchen Ford ........... Phyllis Goddard ....,... Ann Golliday .v.............. Carolyn Hartman .......... Charlotte Heyman ........ Carolyn Hirchert ........., Shirley Hug ....,........... Doris Johnson ....., Agnes Joy ............ Alice Keel ....,.,,,,.. Joan Laverty .,..... Janet Lunger ........... Naomi Marlowe ...... Elizabeth Marsh .....,... .............................Katharine Gibbs ..........married, Mrs. Robert Brown ...........................University of Chicago ...,....Mansfield State Teachers College .................New Paltz School for Teachers ...........,..........National Kindergarten School ,..........Adelphi College, Garden City, N. Y. .....................Rochester Business Institute ..........Business School, N. Y. C. ....................Syracuse University ..................University of Vermont ........Syracuse University-married .................Cornell Medical Center ................Presbyterian Hospital .......................Boston University ................Working. Gorton Coy"s Washington .........New Friends School, N. Y. C. .........University of Pennsylvania ......................,Presbyterian Hospital Medical. Center ......,Salter Business School, Worcester, Mass. Moonis .....,.......married, Mrs. John Penney .........married, Mrs. Norman Cohen ..........................,,.Katl1arine Gibbs .........married, Mrs. Robert Bastilla .....................secretarial position working, Harrington Park, N. J. College ....,..,.................,....Presbyterian Hospital .................Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, N. Y. Harriet McCurdy ,.,,,...r, ...,.,.......,,.....,.......................,....,.,.,. P resbyterian Hospital Joyce Miller ............... married, Mrs. Charles Young-U. of S. Carolina Helen Nichols .....,., .................,.............,....,... N ational Kindergarten School Barbara Nilson ..,..........,..., .,,,,.,.,,.,. ..,............... A m erican School of Interior Decoration Eleanor Owens ..,.........................................., . .......... .. ................................. Smith College K111'en Packard .,..,r....,.....,.,,.i........,.......,...,.,..... ........................... S YITICHSB University Carol Parker fMrs. Maxwell Parkerl ........ ..........................................-..... r 8211 eslitle Olivia Pierce ,,.,..,,,.,,,,,,.,,,.,..,.,,...........,,........ ......... G eorge Washington University Jean Porter ..........................,............ .... . .. ........................................ I .... working Barbara Powell ..,.,,... Maril n Rein y ................. Jacqueline Rhoades ......... Joan Rosenberg ...,..... Aline Sachs .........,... Aida Sanchez .............. Dorothy Sebald ......... Beverly Siegel ......, Jane Smith ............,. Marilyn Smith ...,... Marion Smith ...,..... Barbara Spink ........... Janet Stemerman, ....... Jay Stover ...................,. Mary Thomas ..............,...... Caroline Van Aernam ......... Patricia Varn .................... Joan Wilcox ................. Page one hundred School married, Mrs. Robert Walkemian ,......,..married, Mrs. Edwin Passmore, Jr. Bucknell University ......,,........Syracnse University ...,....University of Puerto Rico ............Presbyterian Hospital ,,...,.,.,.....,.........Cornell University ........,......University of Washington .,,......,...................Presbyterian Hospital .,.............Katharine Gibbs, Boston. Mass. ........Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N. Y. University ........ma1'ried, Mrs. Albert A. Preston ..........Secretarial School, Buffalo, N. Y. , ............ - ............ U niverslty of Vermont ...,........marriecl, Mrs. Robert Cline - 11 ,l ouLefu5onferun A : : J46 gredkmen we Lac! n Page one lzzmdred one We were enthusiastic. And scared. That was back in 1945. Our entry into the college scene was slightly eclipsed by the fact that World peace was declared the same day, but that gave us a good theme for our freshman song, and once we'd written a song, we were GGin77 Our first big step came when we elected Bots to be our freshman president, and Dr. Lach to be our patron saint. Then came blazer day, and though we no longer felt lonely, we did find ourselves completely umaroonedn. After that, we really got into the swing of things. Looking back, We wonder how we ever managed to eat so many hot dogs at so many picnics, sing so many songs, and have so much fun. Our '49 gold rush dance was a g1'eat success, our buddies couldn't have been nicer, and our freshman banquet, though a failure from the secrecy angle, was perfect in every other way. Sophomore year came, and we were no longer scared. What sophomore ever was? Needless to say, we were enthusiastic. Our enthusiasm this time was for Mary Le Mare, our sophomore president, and for all the things that go with sophomore year. Finding out the name of the freshman pres- ident took all our energies at first, but when that job was done-and well done, too, we were able to start plans for our Buddy Party. Now we each had a big buddy and a little buddy, and we were beginning to get into the middle of the college whirl. Our Centennial skit was the hit of the evening. We won the prize, and we gave Passion Puddle a musical background. For our dance, which followed in April, we turned from Indians to sophisticates and sent out invitations to the grand opening of the Club '49-the only successful club that ever closed its doors after one night. Page one hrmdred two And then it was time for our Little Sisters to come and make up for the loss of the Big ones who had graduated. Junior year meant sad goodbyes to Dr. and Mrs. Lach, wistful thoughts of following them to Chi- cago., and happy decisions to stay in Elmira when the Bernts became our patron saint and saintess. Our very own IRIS, chrysanthe- mums from our Little Sisters on Convocation Day, and NYea1's Ago", our junior play, were the highlights of our third college year. Work piled up, and we found it hard to keep our heads above water. By the time our prom came along, we were completely sub- merged, and we gave the whole dance an under-water quality with mermaid murals and oceanic atmosphere. Quite suddenly, it was senior year. No more sleuthing-seniors are too dignified, no more scheduling for next year's classes, no more class elections. Since freshman year, some members of the class have left, so that we're 1'eally smaller than we once were. And yet, in a way, we've grown in number, already, as a class, we've gained a few hus- bands, several Hances, and host of friends. We said an early goodbye to Elmira dur- ing Senior Week-end, and, much to every- one"s amusement, made believe our hearts were young and gay in our production of that play. Then we jumped back intouthe whirl for a few more months of college fun. The Cowle Bin chatter, the parties in the dorm, the songs in the dining room, all mean so much to us now that we know we shall soon have to leave them. We're almost be- ginning to wish we'd gone to the library more often, because weire going to miss that, IOO. It is senior year. Conferences at the Place- ment Ofiiee constantly remind us that before long we shall be going out into the much- talked-of world. Once again, we're enthusi- astic. And scared. L'Soon your heart she'll steal . . ." "Amhling feel the campus roam . . .' "Always a'grinnin' . . .' " the champions of them all " "Here we are again . . ." acwhnt are you wailing for now. . seeking work and fun . . .' Qs: am H . . among the joys of collegef' 'LYOU live in ll one-room . . ' Page one lmmdred four 1, lo class reluctantly "Now we'll sing them our way . . " :'Sanlu Claus is coming to town." mw- ss nu m mn ss Em was "Your thoughls at the end of a day." . ss 1 'So drink, chug-11-lug . . N "Slap, bang, here again . . ." Page one lnmzdrecl five 5 do 0l0'l0l"e5 ll, L25 we LC 2 I HIE! vi' ij! . .-'.QT: E " ' , ' vm.. W Z A , : is , 1. A, 'mg- , , X... Q ml Page one hundred six It seems almost like yesterday when we begin to think of that September night when, so scared and tired, we were intro- duced to an Octagon. We sat around, eyeing each other pretty formally then, asking G6Where do you come from?,', 'GDO we really have to wear skirts to class?", 4'Do you know anyone from Cornell?", and, shades of in- nocence, L'Does anyone want a cigarette?" Yes, it took us a while, but before we knew it, we were converting to blue jeans, sending home for Dad's old shirts, tacking up Cornell banners, getting a wiggle on in the dining room, standing up when anyone not carrying a C. C. book entered the Octagon. When we finally announced Ruth Lee as our president and cheered Gwynn, unanimously chosen our Patron Saint, we knew that 109 individ- uals had become a unit, and we sang with gusto and so much pride, '4We're the class, W6,1'C the class of 751.5 There are so many things we can"t forget about our Freshman year: confiding in Nellie . . . becoming "a little buddy" . . . learning to bring one cigarette out on the Octagon . . . growing to love Gwynn, our "adopted father" . . . Centennial skit and c'Elmira in 1855 and 19609 . . . a Freshman Centennial queen . . . 'Tassion puddle, a hydra-amoebian muddlew . . . looking like Sherwood Forest in green blazers . . . Enchanting new words: Nlthaca calling" . . . Four-leaf clover dance . . . "Rain on the Pavement" and Merry Chanters . . . choosing the May Queen . . . the banquet, with our buddies coming for dessert . . . these memories and so many more mean to us our Freshman year at college. Now we are Sophs and the memories grow in number and in richness. They stand up for us now. We felt rather embarrassed at first when octagons-full rose at our entrance, and we were the ones to say modestly, L'Oh, please sit down." Then, after the wonderful picnic and open house when '51 entertained '52, these freshmen became our buddies and our college family was com- plete. Soon, being Sophs was as natural as having one o'clocks, unlimited cuts, or coffee in the Cowle Bin. It has been a busy, but wonderful year, so far, and the rest of it promises to be just as fine. Many of us have assumed the role of teacher at the Neighborhood House, and our main project has been keeping the rest of the school informed about the goings-on in Elmira. Can anyone ever forget "Make Mine Man- hattann? The name of our dance surpassed "Kilroy was here" in its popularity and its tendency to appear anywhere and every- where, even in the strangest of places! The night of the dance saw the gym transformed into an extravagant replica of New York City. Places like the Stork Club and the Village Barn, and attractions like a chorus line comparable to the Radio City Rockettes were created for our entertainment. This has been the year of the Moles from Cowles, shmoo balloons for Christmas pres- ents, bigger and better final exams. We are very aware of the Psych course, and our best friends look at us suspiciously, scrutinizing us for complexes. Our novice experiences with Dr. Bernt have taught us that those socks we manfully knit are ugargoylesw. Now we look forward to our Junior year. There is a joy of anticipation when we think of Olll' ultimate big-sister status, but also prevalent is a feeling of sadness, for we know that our own big sisters will soon he graduating. The class of ,51 fondly looks backward and en- thusiastically contemplates the future. Page one ltundred seven H' M M I rj' h L, ,g-I r . 535'-1-1: for -,g:15:5.zL , ,Eff , fa '. 'if '. 5.2 V .gasisf :IV E :::v,.f 1. 'P' Q - 'ff ,. 2 - gy if H f .... . . :1e'- '-f- 3-. , -3Q1:153,1,'.f-.- "hir I ', "' na, F f ' U, "'W'e,1l even go hungry . . " , ' ,V "As ll silver dollar goes from , if if 52 A hand to hand . . .', .. ' 4 I , I Q . drum 5: ll .w.' 4 - . .V v y 2, A lghii 'L . Ililfl il great to be A crnzy?', FL M-. g'Tell me why ?" "We came here to college " . . and we'1l never give the books a look!" What? The highhalls grow on the ground? 95 Hive" ge ". . . Lhey'11 be part of your mem- ories always." '6Reflec1ions of gay limes . . ." "Yon promised to nlarry mc some day in June . . ." 1 H I' pl U Q -fi" . Y mum nw-sw Luouu. ". . . have to settle down to work . . ." ". . . loving you, f dreaming, loaf, F V a. X Page one hundred ten 22 ,K ,V-W, ,. with lots of syncopution " . . thz1t's how a sophomore gets n C." E 5 for its easy to spend and its easy to lend 'EI wan! to he a friend of yours . . ,' ". . . just to by-pass books and chores . . ." Page one hundred eleven I I - I I ow 'uniord i didfem 5664. 1, Page one jmnclrecl twelve When September seventeenth rolled around, along with it came the Freshman class. We arrived in cars, trains, and buses, loaded down with suitcases, trunks, and a desire to find out what Elmira would be like. Soon the day of the Junior-Freshman pic- nic arrived with us all piling out to Harris Hill in the college truck and various vehicles. Hot dogs and cokes were plentiful and amid shouts of joy we finally left the hill, ex- hausted but impressed with the wonderful class of 950, our big sister class. The sopho- mores next gave us a picnic at Eldredge Park. As October sixteenth rolled nearer, pow- wows were held with our big sisters about the coming Junior Prom and week-end. A blind date bureau was set up and everyone puzzled over the phrase, S.Y.S.R. fsave your summer romancej. Blind dates began arriv- ing on Friday night and the week-end began. Everything was divine and we were satisfied with our first college prom. Sunday came only too quickly, with us looking toward Ithaca with wistful glances. On Hallowe'en we lost our vague impres- sion that seniors should be aloof and digni- fied, when they served us cider and dough- nuts at the Freshman-Senior party. We had added the final class to our list of college acquaintances. We now became curious about buddies. Clues were at last distributed in our mail- boxes one night and we made a mad dash all over campus trying to discover who our new relatives would be. Shouts of joy arose from every nook and cranny as each frosh found her buddy, and the night was successfully climaxed with the buddy party in Alumnae Lounge. Thanksgiving vacation was welcomed with relief after mid-terms and our first C. C. tests, when we all trooped home with far too much bag and baggage. It was easy to return, how- ever, for soon ,loan Rockwood was announced as class president. The whole college ap- proved heartily of our choice of loan, as well as of Dr. Dannefeldt as Patron Saint. With the election of our other class oflicers, we really started functioning as an inde- pendent unit. The new semester began in a flash and soon we were deep in the midst of plans for Centennial Week-end. We advertised the "cause" with some memorable chapel skits, put on a successful Centennial King contest to raise money for Centennial fund, and knocked ourselves out in rehearsals for the Friday night Centennial class skit. It was worth every bit of effort when nludgment Day of the Elmira College Girl" walked off with the prize. Plans for tl1e Glee Club concert kept a lot of us busy in the midst of anxious antici- pation of the arrival of class blazers. Finally they arrived and we became completely one with our stunning purple jackets. We decided to make the Freshman Dance an all-college affair contrary to usual procedure, resulting in a hang-up informal affair in the chapel. With Easter vacation rolling past, we soon elected a perfect May Queen from our buddy class and ran off the coronation ceremonies up at Watkins Glen. The year was now draw- ing to a close, lnuch to our amazement. We felt as if we had a successful one and hoped to be able to say the same thing at the end of each succeeding one. The future held thoughts of having little buddies ourselves, taking over Alumnae, and being stood up for. Elmira was a large part of us already- and we loved it. Page one hunclred tlvirteen uG1'eelings, from Elmira, greetings? n6Tl16l'C,S a long, long trail 11-winding . . ." "If there's one thing worse ' wx .M ' if 53 Page one hundred fourteen " n happy play time . . ." L'Diversion is encouragin' so they say . . ." " no need for talk, ifs obvious . . ." L4 9 so 44 as Beyond Elmira s Campus 55 wx God have mercy on such as we . . . Page one lzwzflrecl fifteen "The future gets brighter each day." "I ain't got no money . . ." ". . . To the mailbox, hope it's full . . ." ". . . it's never too late and it's never Page one hundred sixteen .xi-XXR x R too soon." VME Hts: WYE naw E6 17 Our votes were all cast 66 7 It s spring in Elmira . . ." 'Tm a cllaracter, too." "Got no trials, and got no .tribulations . . ." Page one hundred seventeen eniord an f en we Zoe fAr0ugA, diff wearing Kaya! gfue, j7AQ CKIIL65 of CAQQP57 jAI"0lfL9L0lflt fAe gealnrf. .14 CLl'l0bUA6lgl'l'L8l'I, ff! This yearhook would not have been possible without the uhehind the scenes" work of many people around campus and in town. Our heartfelt thanks go out to Mr. Gilbert Meltzer for his unending efforts to supply us with candid elixg to the Gannett Papers for their help i11 providing us with old cuts which they had used in previous issuesg to Barbara Blomquist, Louise Baxter, and Norma Wolff who collected pictures from their individual classes and to Sally Recordrwho secured snapshots from the toW11 students. Our deep appreciation also goes out to Miss Sophie Davis for her kind suggestions on points of grammar and unity of style, and to Dr. H. E. B. Speight for his friendly legal aid in deciphering contracts. Our deep appreciation also goes out to Pamela Vander- Wiclc, Ruth Lee Cohen, and Sally Richardson, authors of their respective class histories. Without the help of these people and of the generous financial contributions of our parents, the IRIS could not have come out this year. Page one hzmclv ed mnteen nuInIIunnulnuunuunnImmun BLUE ' GOOSE GIFT SHOP 209 College Avenue nu:nunIII:nununnnnInnun:Inunnnnuuu-muunuuIunuumnunu anInnnnnuu:nunInuuunuuuunununun:nunnunsmuunununnu THE PASTRY sHoP 114 West Fifth Street ELMIRA, NEW YORK f Birthday and Wedding Cakes Distinctive Cakes for All Occasions TONY FRISK Phone 2-2222 nuunu nuuunnnununnur ununn TIFFANY R Co. JEWELRY SILVERIIIIRE STATIONERY SZQIIEIYDI' 171 Qualify fllvderale 172 Hike MA1LlNQUIRIES RECEIVE HCOBIPT ATTENIION FIFTH AVENUE sf 57Tl' STREET NEW YORK THE MARK TWAIN HOTEL ELMIRA, NEW YORK Perfectly Appointed - Distinctive 300 Rooms 300 Baths 33.25 Upward Mississippi Room - Huck Finn Room - Samuel Clemens Room Connecticut Yankee Lounge Garage Accommodation W. C. Emerson, Managing Director Tulum Inuunmnnnunnunnuunu Page one hzmdfred twenty G. A. MACGREEVEY Books and Stationery ELMIRA, NEW YORK nn:mumununnunnnunuunmnnununuuuumnunmn nummmnunmmnunmmnuunnnunmun COMPLIMENTS OF ELMIRA ARMS COMPANY ulnlnuunnnununnmnnununuun COMPLIMENTS OF IRVINC D. BOOTH, INC. I WHOLESALERS THE COMMERCIAL PRESS Printers and Publishers Telephone 6188 308 South Main Street ELMIRA, N. Y. :ummm umunnn nun unu ununuu For the thrifty shopper itis I AYN ES 116 West Water St. ELMIRA, N. Y. nunnn1nnuulnnnnlnnnunnumnnnnnnnu annnnuummnnumnnulnununnmummnnunnu COMPLIMENTS OF RIVERSIDE FLOWERS 361 West Water Street ELMIRA, NEW YORK Dial 7109 Campus Representative Myra Watts Page one hundred twenty-o Our Second Century of Leadership In Fire Protection FROMITE orporation ELMIRA, NEW YORK COMPLIMENTS OF L THE GORTON COY Elmira's Home Of Fashion Look for Junior Fashions in Gorton's Junior World Pg hddt tyt uununnun:nunumunnnnnnnnlmunl num:nuuuuuunnnnnmunummmnnmnunnunnnnuuuuuunnm HORWITZ BROS. Fine and Wrapping Paper 100 East Church Street ELMIRA, N. Y. n1Inrnnunnuumnmnnnuun uvuununummununmmnn The Rexall Stores KELLY DRUG STORES Main near Water Street Church and Hoffman Streets lunnlnunnnnnnnunlnumumnnnun nnnnuunuuu The Trustees Whose names appear on page 15 send greetings to Elmira College's daughters everywhere. An educational insti- tution is the lengthened shadow of its alumnae. Without their feelings of loyalty and their active cooperation and support, it cannot very Well exist. We are always looking for students of the proper kind, students Who are qualified in every Way for entrance to Elmira. To every alumna who reads this page, the Trustees urge that you help during the coming year . . . 1. By telling your acquaintances of the good points of the College. 2. By finding good students in your community, telling them about Elmira College, and Writing the Director of Admissions or the President, giving their names and addresses. 3. By Writing the President, for the benefit of the Administra- tion of the College and the Trustees, anything you know that will help make the College better. We thank you for Your Past Cooperation. TRUSTEES OF ELMIRA COLLEGE munmn nunnnnnnnnmunnnn Page one hundred twenty tl re iuuunuuu ynnunn Success and Congratulations The Class of 1950 ISZARD'S Elniirzfs Largest Department Store unununnIlnunlulunnnnnnnnnnmuuun 1unllununnnunnuanuunununuuunnnuunnn COMPLIMENTS OF THE C. R. EVANS CORPORATION Perry Building ELMIRA, N. Y. nunnnunnl:nunnunnnnumnuunnuuu uuununununununnnnunuuuuunmnnn GERARITS Imperial - Pittsburg Wallpaper Paints Window Shades 122 Lake Street ELMIRA, NEW YORK Page one hundred twenty-four unnnnnnnnun unnnn 4 ff, E, 45, Q .. s-:- -r-'14 '-2':-:- -. -.M w"i-an '33 -1 ,. . D - 4,1 t - .-:+- 5 - .M,...v-- i a-1 ' nnnnn I. nununununnu:nnnnnnnxnumnnuunu COMPLIMEN TS OF P. and M. SULLIVAN Elmira - Corning and Williamsport Fine Furniture COMPLIMENTS OF ECKERITS Cut-Rate Drug Store Prescriptions 127 W. Water St. TOPS IN ITS CLASS COMPLIMENTS GF WRIGHT ELECTRIC CORPORATION COURTESY OF u PRPSLCOLA CO. 252 West W-mf Street OF EIMIRA- NEW nmlnnnln umunlullului xlnlunInnuInInummmluunmln Imm:nIuInInunuIumnuInnInInnmnnmummnmuunIuInInuuunmunnnnn -1 ,.,,, A, YYY YY Y., - ,, J,,,n.gR IT'S MORE FUN TO RIDE A BICYCLE EQUIPPED WITH A BENDIX BRAKE ECLIPSE MACHINE DIVISION RENDIX AVIATION CORPORATION ELMIRA, N Y P g h do-ed twe ty f COMPLIMENTS OF ARTISTIC CARD PUBLISHING CORP. unumn nun annmnnnnnunum-nu-numnnnnuunuu Congratulations and Best Wishes CLASS OF 1950 Elmira Bank Trust Company Six offices in Elmira and vicinity 19 Marine Midland Banks operate 98 banking offices in 5 47 New York State communities Member F. D. I. C. Page one hundred twenty-sizv unuuuuuumnumu1nnnuuInuunnunnmunuuunnu nuunnanunvunnnv-unnnunnununmnununnmuumuuunuun H. STRAUSS, INC. 121 North Main Street ELMIRA Outfitters to Men Young Men and Boys For 76 Years nuunnnnnnnInnmuun-mmuuu n n-nunmunmmmmuunuunuun COMPLIMENTS OF C. Sz K. LAUNDRY Sz DRY CLEANERS mnuunuunn nunnnnuxnnnn uununn O,Neil's Shoe Store ,Iolmstons Chocolates 105 West Water Street ELMIRA, NEW YORK Distributed by Elmira Tobacco Co. MUSTlCO'S TAVERN LA PIZZA ELMIRA, NEW YORK . . Itahan and Amerlcan Food Corner of North Main and Bloomer Avenue ELMIRA, NEW YORK Congratulations and Best Wishes To The Class Of 1950 CHEMUNG CANAL TRUST COMPANY A ELMIRA, N. Y. Member of F. R. SL F. D. I. C. ....................................... Page one hundred twenty-seven lun:lunnnnuununnnnunununnuuunnnlvllunnnnlulllnln Select Your Table Needs at The Busy Mark Twain Food Market Where there are logical reasons for selling for less MARK TWAIN FOOD MARICET Incorporated 158 North Main Street Free Parking Delivery Service Phone 7141-7142 COMPLIMENTS OF ALFRED'S LANGDON PLAZA COMPLIMEN TS OF THE WELLIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY nnunnunnnnnnnnnuummnnnn COMPLIMENTS' OF NEVVBERRYS 56 - 100 -250 STORES :nunnunuunuuullnll nnnlnu P ge one hundred twenty-eight COMPLIMENTS OF EMPIRE FOODS, INC. ELMIRA, NEW YORK Wholesale Groceries - Fruits and Vegetables COMPLIMENTS OF HOTEL LANGWELL KNITTING MILLS Elmira ELMIRA, NEW YORK W. P. MCCARTHY, Manager COMPLIMENTS OF : Z ALPERTS Complete Facilities For JEWELERS Pfivatf-3 Parties 111 West Water Street ' ELMIRA JEWELERS 'AND OPTICIANS Elmira, Corning' and Cortland IIllIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllIllIllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllll Page one hundred twenty-nine Henbest Sz Sons, Inc. COMPLIMENTS OF DIESTER 81 BUTLER QUALITY JEWELERS 119 North Main Street 312 E. WATER ST. Phone 5889 nnnun-nunnnnnumnlnnnnnnmumnm mu nunnunnuunnnnmnnuuunumuunnnn COMPLIMENTS OF Insurance - Bonds LE TOWN TAVERN 100 West Gray Street COMPLIMENTS OF VALLEY McLEOD, INC. - Electrical Supplies , Electrical Appliances ELMIRA Contractors Supplies Plumbing and Heating Equipment Machine Tools and Mill Supplies SCHNECTADY OLEAN, N. Y. uiumunn nummumnnnmununuus Page one humlrecl thirty OOMPLIMBNTS OF FRED C. HAYNES' Your Yearbook Photographer nmnumn nununnnnummmnmmmlmluuuuuuuunnunununuunmmlumnnn nunnunnnnnunanunununnuu:nmulnuuuulunnxunnunannunununn:nunnnuunmlmmnnumun AND BETTER SERVICE WITH A RHOADES RUBBER AND NEOPRENE LABORATORY SUPPLIES If iff' " . nf: A - f "" ' ' UH ff -MW ESTABLISHED 1868 ununnInulunInnuInrnnunnluInluInmumnuulununuunmunlnwlumlulnunum nu nuunmnnunvunl Page one lmazclred th tj :1: -1:12-:-fri-511'frirzcl-1:2211 "ir:-5:1'-:psi-ririrrig.,21211.:ErE:E':f:1':1:.rfr:fr.Er5' EDGCOMB S I , 161-163 N. Main St. - Elmira Congratulations To The Class of 1950 THE LovELY sHoP 1051 College Avenue ELMIRA, N. Y. Page one hundred thirty-two D. 8E I-I. ANTI-IERACITE COAL CO. X' V X 1 Bl , wisii i lliiillll l order your entire ufnter '5 supply of I NOW! Have the security of knowing your coal is safely storecl righi inthe house. You be sure of cle- pendclble warmth for Winter. + AW4 70 66 41, y 1 1-A xf' HQAC our needs 6' Oi ig," heck y . . ' ' usa. . 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