Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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' ,, ai ., - si m e Q7 Q - t' . , L" i .1 vs 5 'J 5 ww na, ,W 'if Q T, if Q , , .c .,, . I 1 mvmsyggljgii ilifi ,, ....,,r,, H is Excellency Uhr Hlnat Qirurrrnh Efhnnma fllllnrg GD'EParQ, BB. The founder of our college and its beloved President, in token of appreciation for his untiring efforts to foster in young womunhood the IILI6 Christian ideals of refinement, art and culture, as dictated by Holy Re- ligion, we, the members of the Class of 1934, in humble recognition of the kindly and kingly generosity which made Our Lady of the Elms a golden reality, oilcr gratefully the dedication of our Class Book. Em Exrrllrurg Ehr Hlnmt ilhurrruh Elyunmm Hiury 09'El'ilI'1I, DD msmw mf Sl'RIN1iI"IEl.fV '5f9g:TlLrs -'f PRELUDE The record of our College Days unfolds within these pages. Its memories are enshrined here. The style is faltering, we fear and the record-to the mere casual reader, the record is a dry calendar of school events. To the Class of '54 it is a chronicle of cherished memories, it rings with shouts of laughter, it recalls serious study, it carries the story of four years in a living panorama for us who acted in this drama of college days. . Q- -r QIHIQIVN CAMPUS FACULTY CLASSES CLUBS ACTIVITIES LITERARY HUMOR ADVERTISEMENTS Priniiny ly BIBLE-PLIMPTON COMPANY I al-'n:1,1f, M,xss.u'1x1'sr:'1' I' U ly uml ,-lrl Il'nrk Ml SPPINl FIELD PHOTO ENGRAVING COMPANY I' Flll, M.XSS.kl'lIl'NF'l"l'N OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 6 BME TO THE FACULTY Four short years ago, we crossed the threshold of our Alma Mater, eager, timid, fearful as only Freshmen can be. As we are about to cross that threshold for the last time, bearing the sheaves of our baccalaureate honors, we wish to express, in our awkward way, the gratitude we feel for each and every member of the faculty. Patient with our thoughtlessness, unfailingly kind and helpful always, by their teaching and example they have instilled into each one of us ideals which we can never forget and which we hope never to betray. With the deepest of sin- cerity we thank them, and we bid them adieu, confident that not a single member of the Class of '34 will fail to profit by their lessons. F- C! xQ Qiru, Iluirirla EF. Tlluglr, SEB.. 3l.kL'lI.. 1511.3 YIVIQ-f'lfESllIEN'l' CN fj Cf NJ iKru. Zl. Alfrrh Kaur, iYH.A.. Lflyaqiluiu 1'll01"ESSOIi OI" IIELICQION --1 illru. LE:-urgr A. Shra. SXGIJB.. FILE. PROFESSOR OF PH1LosoPHY 'Tim ...14 Z, Bliss liaihlrrn E. Eanhrg. IBA. LIBRARIAN Cx xl HH' H liathrrinv lil. Kung, 35.5 IH 1, 1s1vUcA'1'1oN IWIliEC'l'Oll Ulf' VIIYSICA fgfs Al,- .iilx ix? ' erfmixo x 'i - -'fit --. lllllllflflflllffiigi. ... 9 ,J O Gui' Upon our Graduation, we of Alumnae : '54 will tread a road well-paved, and one two former classes, who entered valiantly well marked with the milestones of forces far beyond any individual control. upon an epoch of chaos caused by The Charter Class, the first to leave these revered halls of learning, began the blazing Of the trail, and the Class of ' 35 has added many a significant milestone. With the light of industrial recovery slowly dawning on a harassed country. we feel somehow that great Opportunities must await these classes who have gone before. And, given these Opportunities, we cannot help but feel that they will use them to the everlasting credit of their Alma Mater. God speed them to the light of a better industrial day! ESTHER C. BARINFS N. Brookfield, Mass. HELEN A. BENARD Springfield, Mass. BHLDRED M. CLARKE Springfield. Mass. MARGARET CLIFFORD Northampton, Mass. KATHERINE B. CURRAN Northampton, Mass. MARGARET M. CUSACK Westfield, Mass. DOROTHY T. AInAMs Housatonic, Mass. MARY M. BARRETT Holyoke, Mass. HELEN C. BEGLEY W. Springfield, Mass. KATHRYN E. BROPIIY Waterbury, Conn. ROSALIE M. CARROLL Pittsfield, Mass. HELEN J. COLLINS Springfield, Mass. MARY E. DALTON XXforcester, Mass. KATIIERINE M. DALY Holyoke. Blass. CLARK A. DFN'INF Springfield, Mass. EsTIIER E. DEVINE Chicopee Falls, Mass ORANIER C. DIABiANT Springheld, Mass. BIARGARFT E. DINEEN Springfield, Mass. BIARGARET R. COLLINS Worcester, Mass. B'lARY E. COUGHLIN Greenfield, Mass. JEAN A. CULLFN Lanesboro, Mass. VIOLA C. DAUDELIN Holyoke. Mass. GRACE A. FLANAGAN Springfield, Mass. DOROTHY K, FLEMING Bridgeport, Conn. liA'I'lllflilNlf M. DlJN,fXI.lJSfJN Springfield, Blass. CA'I'lll7lilNlf M. DllNN Palmer, Blass. MARY G. ENRII,II'I' VU. Springfield, Blass, BlARCiAlfl'T M. GIIRAN Holyoke. Blass. MARIE L. GII.I.Is Holyoke, Blass, MARY F. GREANEY WIwI'cesfeI', Blass. HAZEL F. FORD Springfield, Blass. BIARGARET M, GALLIvAN Holyoke, Blass. ALICE R. HALLEIN W. Springfield, Mass. GFli'I'lillDli C. HAI.I.IfIN NW. Springfield, Blass. HFLIEN Ii. HIIARN Holyoke, Mass. li1.FAN0li M. l.AMl5lfli'l Pittsfield, Mass. f,l-l.ll.1A la. l.ARosr Holyoke, Blass. Glfli'l'liLlDlf M. MoRRIsoN Great BLll'l'llljl,Illll, Blass MARY V. MURIIIIY Holyoke. Blass. DORCTIIIY T. O'BRIIfN Cliicopee, Blass. ALILE F. 5c,IINIf'I7IR Springfield, Blass. MARY C. SIIEA Holyoke, Blass. MARY F. MAIIAR Great Barrington, Blass BIARLIARFT E. M.xI.oNI-Y Leominster, Blass. BIARY M. BlCDfJNtJllf1ll Springfield. Blass. CLAIRE P. Blf.l.AllfIlll.lN NV. Springfield, Blass. liILFFN M. Slll.I.lX'.f'xN Holyoke. Blass. GER'I'RuIwIf B. W.-xisii Springfield, Blass. RIITII M. NBUAIBII Springfield, Blass. ELMATA 3.i1l EX-Members Wlien Mary Ellen Dougherty did not return for Sophomore year, the absence of her gay good-humor left a gap in all our socials-and did we miss that talent, for hairdressing? Wliy did she leave us? She preferred "himself" to ourselves. Lillian Wesclller' decided to forsake us after Freshman Year to study for a business career. No one has ever been able to fill "Lil's" place during our "confabs" in the "big parlor." However, our loss was hir gain. Sophomore year Mary Donahue came to join our ranks. Even now, we cannot help but chuckle over the clever witticisms of our transient Sopho- more. Mary is going to live until she dies and if the Good Lord postpones the date of the latter event, she will see most of this world before she sees the next! The loss of Eileen Smith, who fell in love with the domestic arts course in .1 sister college, was keenly felt by all the members of thirty-four. We had known Eileen since she had become a member of the class during mid- semester of Freshman year. She did not leave us until junior year was ended, and her gay, infectious laughter still echoes in our ears, as it will surely echo down the corridors of time. i -t:- aaa CN f? Q di ii 'A I lil , 'J ILM ,.a 'ilu l emiors H I, 4 Q X 1 QW 4 W if 4 I 1 5 n H I-"J 51. W ..'f-- J Senior Class Qflicers Prmde11f.- MARY W. SULLIVAN Vire-Pre.videnf.- CLARA M. MOYNAHAN Sew-erm-y ALICE L. HANAN Treafm'er: EILEEN M. LARKIN ,,E?3?LlA,, " . ,,,f, Y. MARGARET ELIZABETH BERGER WEBSTER, Mass. f - .war-A ,iw "W'f9e11 rl frielld clJ'f.l', Ibwt ii 110 In-mrnmzf Presenting our Queen of the Ivories! One minute before the bell-Margaret enters. flushed, jaws expanded with cafeteria goods, music bag in one hand, if it is music dayg a handful of letters completes the balance-if the Seniors have any mail. Kindness, talent, ability -a true Berger recipe. If you ever need a helping hand, send for Maiaret. She possesses loyalty and ability "par excellence." O'Leary Hall fairly radiates with her "good turns" and her music. Radio has no place when Margaret rolls out "Leibestraum," or "The Hallelujah Chorus," or anything with which the Goddess of Music may inspire her. Always ready to please-with a "play, Margaret?", she smilingly starts for the keys. Only the fact that she has "a letter to write" will keep her from complying. Margaret has been pianist for our Musical Clubs since their introduction. Her executive ability, coupled with her genuine talent, won for her the Glee Club presidency. Besides being our outstanding musician, Margaret is a clever forward on the basketball team. Philosophy class is hardly complete without some logic it la Berger, and such fun! Seniors are ,ro logical! We know, though, that all the syllogisms in the world will never keep her from enjoy- ing life, and we certainly hope her "cup" will always be filled to overflowing. Le Cercle F1'!II7fdi,f,' Metaphysical Club, 33 Catholic Action Clubg Pianist of Musical Clubs, 1, 2, 3, 43 President of Musical Clubs, -ig Associate Editor, Efllltlftlf Sodalityg Athletic Associationg Dramatic Clubg Chairman of Music, Senior Prom. izbtlilix Eifiilflb A f3 6 1954 "5 MARY FRANCES CLANCY SPRINGFIELD, Mass. "I-'ur zrfwie it any .mllmr in Ike world Tazrlnfs iurlv Iitklllfl' in tl 1l'0IIltlI1'I eye!" Cathedral sent us Mary . . . a true Irish maid if ever there was one. She it is who always looks on the bright side, refusing to recognize the word "failure" Her smile and good humor are infectious. XX"hen Mary laughs the rest of the class laughs with her. Making every second count, rushing hither and yon, and dashing in at the very last minute . . . that's Mary The four years we have known her have been far too short, for with every year we discover some new quality. Husky voice, blue eyes, brown hair and a generous disposition.. . . put them all together and you have Mary. Wlttrt good times we had dancing with her in the "Gym ' How we enjoyed those free periods when we could snatch a hasty lunch and dash back just in time for class! Wliere would we be in basektball if it weren't for Mary? She it is who turns out in full force and helps to make our games a success. Then, too, there's debating-no subject is too ditlicult for her, She prepares her speeches and delivers them in a manner worthy of praise. In fact, she lends her cooperation to all school activities, and enters them with character istic vim and vigor. If personality begets success, and we are certain that it does, it won't be long before Marv attains the heights. Heres to you, Mary, The best of luck and the most sincere of good wishes. Debating Club, -ig Dramatic Club, 5, 43 Athletic Association, 23 Glee Club, 1, 2g Chairman of Publicity, junior Promg Metaphysical Club, 33 Sodalityg Catholic Action Clubg Basketball, 2, 5, -ig Le Cerrle Fmngniii. 22 i-- --1.2-2.- r -' ' . GRACE MARIE COLLINS SPRINGFIELD, Mass. "A bein! lu zerolre, 41 beta! lu runlrire, rind .1 laimd lu e.wr11lt." From the moment Grace first walked into our midst, we knew her to be just what she was-and is, and will be-a jolly person, and one whom we all wanted for a friend. To tell the truth, we liked her so well that we made het Class President during Sophomore and junior years, which fact speaks for itself. Her election as Chief Ranger of a court of Foresters, while she was still in her college teens, is another indication of Grace's ability. Not only in othciating at extra-curricular activities has her ability shown itself, but also in the classroom. To pick one subject in which she is proficient, would be to neglect another. In all of her studies, Grace has shown the same care and thought that has so characterized her busy career. Although at hrst appearance she seems to be a very serious-minded young lady, we her class- mates, have learned to identify her by that infectious giggle of hers. Tall and dignified she is, but not too tall or too dignihed to enter into the spirit of fun which surrounds Grace and her associates, especially "Hannie." Tall and dignified as she is, she can get down to the intricacies of philosophys "deepest offerings" and chat about Austatle with a smile. We all sincerely hope that her future path-ways may be as successful as her happy college days. Class President, 2, 33 Metaphysical Club, 3: Catholic Action Club1 General Chairman, Senior Promg Sodalityg Le Cefrle Fl'rlQ1li.l.' Associate Editor, Elmiiftrx Vice-Prefect of Sodality, 51 Oratorical Contest, 33 Class Willg Glee Club. I. 23 Liz Carle Cmzellmztz, 2, 31 Athletic Association, 2. -2-s::23?.fllz ' t?3g SJ ' PATRICIA AUBURTA COLLINS Tl-IOMPSONVILLE, CONN. "Pai" 'IW "A flung of impnfw. and ir child of long." Certainly one of the very first surprises that "O. L. E." offered us was the arrival of 'Pats' family . . . we had expected at least a score of relatives, and couldn't help but wonder a little when only "Mother" and "Dad" appeared! Then . . . who can forget how she emerged triumphant in the Athletic Association Election almost before the ink with which she was enrolled as a collegian could dry? This ability to "get places" is still charac- teristic of our vivacious classmate "from another State." Her Pontiac is the class car! How often has she generously pressed it into service on some last minute errand for no other reason than tu reliexe the mind of a harassed fellow-student? Both Pontiac and Springfield Street are still intact. too, mjrrzbile dicfzd lXXfe can just hear her indignant "I-lumph" at this point!J Once in awhile we are apt to hear a modified "crash"! not too far off. Startled, we turn to investigate the cause of the disturbance. XX'e return to our work, reassured. The "noise's" good-natured smile bubbles over into a laugh. She simply stumbled. "Pat" is such an impetu- ous bundle of energy! But we know we can count on her when we want things done in a hurry. In spite of the fact that she is always accusing herself of "having a nose that's too shorrnffincidentally there are plenty of us who would give our eye-teeth to have one half as stiqiiglitj-we know that Miss Patricia A. will "get there." Dramatic Cluhg Treasurer of Athletic Association. 1 3 Le Cerrle Frmzgairg Assistant Business Manager. Elmrzfrzq Chairman of Music. junior Promg Sodality1 Meta- physical Club. 51 Catholic Action Clubg Annual College Playg Glee Club, 1, 23 Basketball, 2. 5: Debating Club. 5g Senior Play. X- 24 E -gQ.KEiJgbAlA7',,?' CATHERINE GERTRUDE FLANNERY SPRINGFIELD, Mass. "Gert" "New Lzzz' 1, zzerer fell. tl mlm ro deepf' .Always calm, cool and collected is "Gert," If one were to search for a description of this member of our class, the best without a doubt would be "never hurry, never worry," as it portrays almost to a "T" "Gert" as we know her. In everything she has undertaken, whether it has been a serious scholastic matter or a light social problem, "Gert" has always proven herself cool and capable. Even when the not ever faithful "bus" was behind schedule, Gert would never become upset . . . after all, what are twenty or thirty minutes in a collegian's busy life? Gert has always shown herself willing to give of her time and ability to class activities. Even as a proprietor of a flourishing "Flower Shop" Gert showed her understand- ing of human beings. We all like to dream, but a Shakespearean Class evidently lends itself to a seance where Gert is concerned-though she would be the first to deny such infidelity on her part to the Bard of Avon. Still, who are we to question the grave matters she may have been deciding? In the years to come, when Gert may be teaching some future president the rudiments of his country's history or possibly some French phonetics, we hope that she will remember well those "Methods" which she so aptly followed in classroom work. In whatever you may do in future years, Gert-good luck to you! Le Cercle Fmnruin Metaphysical Club, 33 Catholic Action Clubg Associate Editor, Elllldfch' Sodalityg Chairman of Tickets, Senior Promg Class Vice-President, 51 Glee Club, 1, 23 L41 Carle CtI.l'f6IIull1ul. 2, 31 Athletic Association, 23 Dramatic Club Advisory Board, 43 Basketball, 2, 5, -ig Senior Play. CE-11555, k CLAUDIA MARY FLEMING EASTHAMPTON, Mass. "A zzzeiry lmirf doella good Hee fi mer1'ici1ze." Beneath your quiet exterior lies a spirit of joviality . . . priceless and matchless. As Freshman, we knew you to be a student of brilliant intellect whose powers of perception even in "Math" astounded us. For the life of us, we could not understand how one angle could be the supplement of another or just why it mattered whether we found the logarithm or calo- garithm of a number. You seemed to know! Yet somehow you never made us feel our inferiority, and you always seemed to be one of us. We believed you to be pensive, serious, . . . perhaps too much so . . . then one day we heard you laugh. Up to our last day in class, even your tiniest giggle has always been enough to send the Seniors into "stitches." However, when the occasion called for dignity you could unassumingly show us just how dignified an "Elmite" should be. That calm reserve of yours will always be an asset to you in whatever profession you may choose. Your loyalty as the aforesaid "Elmite" culminated in your election to the post of Prefect of the Sodality. The ability with which you have executed your duties in this office is class history, and we are proud to claim you as a member of '34. Our sincere wish for you is that success and happiness will follow you wherever the future leads. We know you'll be on hand to hear her, even tho' the wizards tell us, "Opportunity knocks but once." You won't keep her waiting! Prefect of Sodality. 41 Assistant Humor Editor, Effllrlftlf Senior Playg Metaphysical Club, 51 Catholic Action Clubg Assistant Business Manager, Elzzmltu Le Cerrle F7'.l7Ig1If,l ,' Oratorical Contest, 1, 2g Dramatic Clubg Debating Clubg Vice'President of La Corte Carlellmu, 5g Athletic Association, 2. 26 I LMATA ' ' aElf?3iA,, af.: FLORENCE MARIE EORTIN 'U CHICOPEE, Mass. QQ y ' ella- Ja V, 3335 VS. 4,5712 "Huw fm' 11111 Iiltle rxzudle llarouxr iii f16.1lI1.l.ln A blond-small, quiet and demure: thus did she first appear ro us as she came directly from the Notre Dame Sisters at the Holy Name School in Chicopee, bringing from them that spirit of rehnement and delicacy which has characterized her every act. Florence is our Class Artist and is responsible for the beautifully drawn sketches which lend their charm to the pages of our Year Book. Combined with this talent for drawing, she possesses an uncanny aptitude ' ' f V ' ' ' ' P 'h J Fl mrence was not fully for Mathematics-certainly a rare and enviable combination. ei aps t appreciated by us until Junior Prom plans were being discussed. Then she advanced to the . . A yh f i d when chosen Chairman of Decorations, as any of you who were fortunate enoug., oregrc un to have attended the "Prom of Proms" will testify. In Senior Year, we hailed her as that ' l able much-to-be-respected personality, the class Physicist, an honor which made her an inva u laborator' aid. She passed. We accompanied her. This article would not seem complete to l those of us who know her without mentioning our Editor, for the two were inseparable in l d Florence his everything. The friendship which has for four years existed between E eanor an Q ' become famous in the chronicle of "The Elms," and so brings to fond memory that immortal ride they so "innore111Iy" maneuvered from one of our Professors. May the best of luck and success accompany you always, Florence, even if you should teach French! As a teacher of Physics, you would make history! Art Editor, Elnzaim Chairman of Decorations. junior Promg Chairman of Pub- licity and Patrons, Senior Promg Sodality, Le Cerrle Fm11g'r1i.i ,' Metaphysical Club, 3-g Catholic Action Clubg Glee Club, 1, 25 Basketball, 2, 5, 4g Athletic Associa- tion, 25 Dramatic Club, 2, 53 Senior Play. 27 irzkliiks - 2. CATHERINE BERNICE GANNON V ADAMS, Mass. iv? "The zwildk' ll Iltetllre. Ilze 6.17711 .1 .ilage Unlairlo Gad and N.111n'e do wilb rzrlorr fzllf' Down from the hills in Adams came Catherine to us in our Freshman year at O. I.. E. Witlt the vigor of the hills from which she came, and the determination to reach a definite goal, she started on her four-year journey. Admiringly 'we watched her, and just as admir- ingly did we champion the efforts and triumphs of our class actress. Bulwer-Lytton in his "Richelieu" says "there is no such word as 'fail'." Catherine has proved to us the truth of that statement. XXfhole-heartedly she entered into the oratorical contests, and she did not fail, but came hack to us a prize winner each time. Her marvelous work as Cardinal Richelieu in "Richelieu," the annual college play of our Senior year, proved to us in action, before she told it to us in the words of the Cardinal, that there is no such word as fail. Loving dramatics as she does, Catherine is by no means prejudiced against other activities. She loves the out-of- doors, music, and can always be counted on when there is any "fun" afoot. Hidden deep within her nature is a streak of Irish wit which shows up most advantageously and oppor- tunely at times. We'll never forget the day in "Methods" when she sent her willing pupil to the "library" for references! To crown her talents, and to make the combination just right, Catherine is a jolly good sport and deserves the best! Metaphysical Club. 3: Catholic Action Clubg Sodalityg Senior Playg Annual Col- lege Playg Vice-President of Class, lg Dramatic Club, 2, 31 President of Debating Club, 31 President of Glee Club, 2g Vice-President of Glee Club. 3, 43 Oratorical Contest, 1, 2, 3, ,tg Associate Editor, Elzzztziag Le Cerrle F1m1g'i1i.i .' Athletic Asso- ciation. 2, 3, 4. 28 l zwirllg ALICE LORETTA HANAN HOLYOKE, Mass. "Age amnof wither' ber. nor rzzrlom .iltzle ber izzfifzile l'tll'ir.'1fl.H It is September, 1950-a door opens quietly, and just as quietly closes-and there stands Alice. She is a shy, demure, little girl ibut not too little!! wearing liornarimmed spectacles, and a coil of hair done low on her neck. Soon, however. we discover that she ii mi generii if anzplifu. Sometimes mischievous-sometimes serious, yet always good-natured, she keeps her schoolmates on the "qui vive" with her pranks. Singing, talking, laughing and weeping, you are known to us in all your moods. It did not take long for you to convince us of your acting ability. When first you took part in a play, we felt that we had discovered hidden talent. And now, we wish to seize this opportunity to congratulate you on your work in "Richelieu," Do you remember that incident during the first week of school, Alice, when your help was sought in mathematics? In our many friendly arguments, you always "stuck to your guns," and no one could shake your convictions. You were always like Daniel O'Connell's apple woman who was "open to conviction but never convicted." And then there was that time when you were absent for so long! How glad we were to welcome you back! A dignified Senior now, you are ready to step forth into the world-head up, as always, and eager to face the future. We wouldn't care to have you be a "howling" success-the Dean might object to that- but we do wish you loads and loads of luck! Class Secretary, 25 Annual College Playg Senior Playg Business Manager of Elmaldf Sodalityg Metaphysical Club. 31 Lil Caffe CtJ,i1eU.n1.1, 2, 5, -lg Chairman of Patrons, junior Promg Class Vice-President, 41 Glee Club, 1, 23 Treasurer of Dramatic Club, 45 Basketball, 4g Catholic Action Clubg Athletic Association, 2. 45 gEl'3??lA,, JMU, - EILEEN MARIE LARKIN Hotyokia, Mass. 'V fs. "ll"l1tzfe1'ei .Jie duet. u'f1e1e1'tr the lzwzdi ber Jtepi, grace fzlfbvllf-1' vrdwxi bei' .zflifnzi and ffflluzzw ber moz'c'n1e11I,i." Often .1 pen picture. like a photograph, does not do justice to an individual. Such must inevitabl' be the case with Eileen, because of a charm which is as endless as it is indefinable. 5 Always the same nice person to everyone. she is everyone's friendg whether you are a sophis- ticated" Sophomore or a "lowly"-or should we say "lonely"?-Freshman, you may be sure of a friendly greeting from Eileen, because she considers you her friend. Eileen is gracious to everyone not only in thought but in act. She has given freely of her time and talent to all college activities, including our "famous" Glee Club. By this time we all should know who "Sylvia" really is, and to give ourselves our just due, we do know! Thanks to our sufifrages Eileen should turn out to be the hnancial wizard of our class, d if she does not no blame can rest upon us We have seen to it that it cannot possibly an . - . , , . .. be from lack of practice in figuring. She has been the Class Treasurer for three years. lt is positively uncanny the way she "separates" us from our money and makes us like it! And like her for itl During classrhours, too, she is our pride and joy-her note-books are .in perfeftf To the irl who has learned so much about it at our expense, we wish the best that wmzevy can buyl-- g .. . 'i and money to buy it. Class Treasurer, 2, 3, -lg Sodalityg Metaphysical Club. 33 Catholic Action Clubg Class Historiang Glee Club, 2, 5, 41 Chairman of Reception Committee, junior Promg Chairman of Supper Committee, Senior Promg Athletic Association, 1. 2. 5. vig Le Carrie FHIl1g'.lj.l.' Basketball, Z5 Elocution Finalsg Senior Play. 30 e ,, 1934 ,, i - ,aEl2f:?l'l,, MARY ELIZABETH LYNN EAsrHAMPToN, Mass. a "Ly111zie" .. .a 1' "To .my you are zvelfrmlcf umfld be i11pcrf11m11.i." Friendly, willing, nonchalant is Mary-she meets life's trials with an engaging smile and unhurried air. To meet Mary is to remember that friendly smile, and to know her is inf evitably to like her. One's first impression is a glimpse of wavy hair that everyone enviesg then that smile that makes you feel you have known her ever so long. Even as a Freshman, she impressed us with her good nature and keen intellect. To date, her scholastic record has been certainly a splendid one. However, it is not only her friendliness nor is it her scholastic standing that has endeared her to the class of '3-1. Besides this friendliness Mary possesses another quality which is priceless to us-her sincere willingness to aid others. "A friend in need is a friend indeed." We can feel nothing but gratitude, Mary, when we think of your heroic act in plugging the leak in the dike. Even in the face of odds you valiantly stood your ground. Such loyalty! Though a song was your only reward, no one can accuse you of a lack of perseverance! It was fortunate, though, that someone held you backgyou would no doubt have gone on "sailing" almost "ad infinitumf' Maybe we didn't appreciate you in Elocu- tion Class, Miss Lynn, but we certainly did outside of it, and always will, we wish we were all half as patriotic! 4 a v Q 1 Secretary of Catholic Action Club 4' Sodality' Le Circle I-'1'n1g1ii.' Metaphysical Club 3' Chairman of Refreshments, junior Prom' Secretary of Class, junior Yearg Treasurer of Freshman Class' Glee Club 1 2' Athletic Association, 2. ,eEl'6'?l'-L, ,JMAA MARJORIE IRENE MCMANUS gg Fircnisuitcs, Mass. "rlflarge" 1 if A ' 'X px "Tn llmstf iiim hmm' f!JL'L' 11111, fm zrmdi mu painz, Anil Mime who kllllll' flue, lwuu' .111 uwrdi .Ire fillllffi Fitchhuigs loss was our gain when "Marge," a tall, diffident girl joined our ranks. She did not mix immediately, but waited until she knew what was what-one of those rare gems who thinks before she acts. After a long period of probation, we were admitted to that inner sanctum where we glimpsed the true and real "Marge." She is our Class Athlete and the scourge of other classes on the basketball Hoof. Quick, strong and wholly absorbed in her game, she is out to play basketball and win-and she usually succeeds. Her favorite subjects are Mathematics and the Sciences, and she has established an enviable record in every branch of them. Many happy hours have we spent together in Physics laboratory on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Nor is "Marge" lacking in determinationg whatever she wants and likes to do, she sticks to and does well. Her executive ability came to the front when, as Chairman of the Class Ring Committee, she quickly and deftly completed arrangements so that there was no delay in our possessing the beautiful rings of which we are so justly proud. "Marge" is also a swimmer of great prowess, and perhaps in the years to come, when Our College has become prosperous she may return as Swimming Instructor to teach in the pool that the Class of '5-1 will donate. We feel confident that once having accepted us you will not forget us 'lMarge," and in a chorus bid you "bon voyage." Sodalityg Le Carrie limzzgizii 5 Metaphysical Club, 33 Catholic Action Clubg Presi- dent of Athletic Association, 5, 4, Vice-President of Athletic Association, 2g Chairman of Ring Committee, 51 Basketball, 2, 3, 4g Dramatic Clubg Glee Club, 1, 2. 32 " ,C Ebwffllh, ELMATA -:3r CLARA MARIE MOYNAHAN ' A' CHICOPEE, MAss. 13' fi "Her twice, u'bafe'e1' the mid. ezzrbtnzfedq Like mimic I0 the bear! it u'e11f." Chicopee boasts of our College, and also of Clara. We have never seen Clara when her uniform didn't seem to have just come from the tailors, when every hair wasn't just in the right place-and in glancing through her notebooks, we hnd this same evidence of neatness. How do you do it Clara? You also hnd time to play basketball, skate, play tennis, and above all come to class with your lessons prepared. A gift of the gods, surely-this ability to get so much accomplished in so short a time. As "julie" in the play "Richelieu," you also did justice to your acting ability. French has always been your strong point, and now we hope that you may have the opportunity of teaching others how to appreciate it as much as you have in the past. That little knack of pronouncing French words, as if they had fallen from the lips of a true Parisian, is certainly something of which to be proud. Will you ever forget the first period Junior Year and the second period Seiior Year? You'll have to admit they were logical, anyway. We're not the least bit worried about how you'll get along in the world. Anyone who can forecast the futures of this years group of Seniors can't help walking hand in hand with dear old Lady Luck! It's only the natural out- come of being nothing short of a wizard! General Chairman, junior Promg Annual College Play, Class Secretary, -ig Sodal- ityg Secretary of Dramatic Club, 53 Metaphysical Club, 53 Catholic Action Clubg Le Cerfle F1'anfai.r,' Athletic Association, 2, 3, 4, Class Prophet, Glee Club, lg Basketball, 2, 3, 4, La Carle Ctz.iZell.1m1, 5, 4, Senior Play. 33 "-EEJQI, as ELMATA ROSE AGNES OKEEFE TURNERS FALLS, MASS. "Tn ffilwl Ire!! Il .1 iffulld illberiltuzcef' To look back over our college days and not see Rose standing out in our memories would make the picture incomplete indeed, for even from our very earliest associations with her we carry the impression of her friendliness and quiet charm. The frequent visits we made to "Roses room" couldn't possibly be forgotten by-any one of us. As verdant Freshmen, un- familiar with our new routine, we labored under the impression that all study periods meant a "free" period in the literal sense of the word, and Rose's room was always a haven for us from the frowns of our annoyed superiors. Do you remember, Rose, our feverish excitement when as Freshmen we sat around and talked and talked of nothing but the all important sub- ject of our first "Prom"? . . . how the inevitable questions, "XVho is he?" and "Wliat color are you wearing?" were tossed to and fro? You were as excited as we, yet you never once lost that air of quiet reserve which has always been the envy of the other members of the class of '34. As Chairman of Tickets for our junior Prom, you proved your executive ability by the capable way in which you managed to keep the infernal accounts straight! It's a wonder she didn't lose her reason simply trying to "collect." It would be fairly difiicult to convince any of us that Rose won't be a big success in after life, with such a record to fall back on. Metaphysical Club. 31 Catholic Action Clubg Le Cerrle Fmz14'.1ii.' Chairman of Tickets, junior Promg Assistant Librarian of Glee Club, 5, 41 Sodalityg Class Secretary, lg Athletic Association, 2, 5, -ig Dramatic Club, -ig Senior Play. 34 - ,e F2390 ' - ELMATA fx 1934 X7 ELEANOR FRANCES PECK WEST SPRINQFUQLD, MAss. , I Genteel in personage, Conduct, and equipageg Noble by heritage, Generous and free. -Hwzry Cl11'ey. Four short lines borrowed from Henry Carey help to give one an idea of Eleanor. Diminutive as she is, this only proves that good things come in small packages. So shy and unobtrusive is she that often she is not duly accredited for her responses given in a half- pianissimo tone. Eleanor is studious at the proper time. Wlmen it is time to study, she duti- fully drinks in the contents of her book. At playtime, she just as zealously enters into the spirit of fun or pleasure. Certainly if capability was ever present in anyone that person is Eleanor. Theres always a smile on Eleanor's face for everyone . . . except when she is pondering over some perplexing problem. She is always ready to help. to give a word of advice and to contribute her bit toward a good time. Senior Year we discovered a hidden talent in Eleanor. She has a very pleasing voice and managed to keep it hidden from us until recently. Her literary talent was a thing unknown to us too, until Senior Year. Then, when tryouts were given for the "Elmata" staff it was Eleanor who was awarded the position of Editor-in-Chief. We'1'e proud of our Eleanor and we wish her the best of success as she ventures forth from these portals into what we hope will be for her a world of triumph. Catholic Action Clubg Secretary of Metaphysical Club. 51 Sodalityg Glee Club 1. 2g Dramatic Club, 2, 5g Senior Playg Le Cerrle F1'tI7Ig'Llf.l,' Editor-in-Chief, Elnmlrz: Basketball, 2g Lu Carle Crzrlellrnzrr. 2, 5, -lg Athletic Association, 23 Annual College Playg Senior Play. "izQ?3.'L: ,eEl3glZA ,, - i 1 i V 4 , ..-A BEATRICE GERTRUDE SMITH ' A , WlJllCliSTER,MASS. :IBM "fl Jtzj. ill! XNIIH' of I'ff'fIlf1llI lifzertj li rwrlli tx zwfwle elewzily in fzorzdtzgef' Ever willing to lend a hand was Shakespe-are's Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing," and ever willing to lend a hand is our own "Bea," Always she retains her characteristic dignity, yet there are times when she can giggle with the rest of us and then proceed to wonder why she did so. Businesslike in work and play, methodical 'in study, "Bea" is capability itself. She is a staunch believer in "All work and no play makes jack a chill boy," and after just so much work "Bea" will "take time out," to come back refreshed and ready to settle down once again to the business at hand. ln' moments of distress, we turn to her for sympathy-and get it. Seldom does she show provocation, and, when she does, it is not from wrath, but rather be- cause she has been cut to the quick. True, she is not very large, but she is a clever and intelligent talker and always manages to more than hold her own in all our classes. As for style, she seems to he quite the source of advice, and we have yet to see "Bea" looking any- thing hut "chic." Shes never "fussed," or "flustered," and do we envy her that wave in her tawny locksl Vlfe don't know exactly what she will decide to do in life, but we do know she'll be good and make good in whatever she attempts. Treasurer of Sodality. wig Metaphysical Cluh, 5, Le Carrie Fmnfair: Class Presi- dent, 11 Catholic Action Cluhg Athletic Association, 23 Basketball, 3, 43 Chair- man of Programs, Senior Promg Associate Editor of Elzzlulm Dramatic Cluhg Glee Cluh, l, 21 Chairman of Freshman Reception, -ig Annual College Play, Senior Play. - - ,eEl't5?lA,, X t --we MARY WINIFRED SULLIVAN NORTH Baooicriizrn, Mass, A' lirllciylllfl iv' if! . . F "ll"'l1nie wi! in llle isomfml, -Qwlllc' iii fzriglvl, New rmvied iz fredii-iI.1H1 QIIIXI1 ml Ili !fl.nfi." "The mills. of the gods grind slowly. but they grind surely." Mary entered our portals. shy, demure, quiet. As Sophomore year was ushered in, we began to appreciate the humor latent behind that shynessg the roguishness behind that "immobile," XX'hen we of '54 embarked on the third stage of our voyage, the name of our colleen was found in all collegiate affairs. As Seniors, we proclaimed our trust and confidence in her ability-we saw her in full command -lightening with a firm and diligent hand the trials and tribulations of the Senior Class. It is now that that roguish smile is at its best-we learn that her humor is genuine Irish wit. To the same degree that her wit is genuine, so, her logic is firm. Her philosophy would make any college professor feel that his point has penetrated at least one soul. "Mayme" is one of our salvationists in any philosophy oral, and what feeling is more consoling than to know that there is someone who will come to the rescue when the mind of one less logical than she grows absolutely blank and we ponder on the Rationalists in vain. Our "commander" is a striking example of balance-grave seriousness on one side, and clever jollity on the other, with deep intelligence as the crowning force. To our champion of wit, to our defender of thesis, to our Senior president, '54 sends the trophy of Good Fortune! Class President, 41 Class Vice-President, 2g Le Cerrle Fl'.1lIf.Ijl'.' President of Metaphysical Club, 51 President of Catholic Action Clubg Basketball, 2, 5, -lg Sodalityg Humor Editor. Elm.1I.z: Vice-President of Athletic Association, 53 Annual College Playg Senior Play. 'EizE6M.:4.-5529 A - E.-frziinsk ' EDNA M. ROSMUND WOOD EAST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. "W'0odie" "Nn1l2i11g greill lmi ere: .1cfJiez'ezf zrilfmizi 6lIl!J1l,ljilllIl.H Vivacity personified is this tall slim girl with the lovely brown eyes! She is animation from the soles of her feet, which are never still, to the crown of her head, which she holds proudly and with just the right degree of self-assurance. From the beginning, her exterior gaiety has balanced her brilliant mind and clever facility for quickly grasping difficult prob- lems in all fields, made her stand out. She was immediately hailed as one of the scholars of the Class of '5-1, and has to the end maintained a splendid record in aHfairs scholastic. Her versatility, if not her vivaciousness, has endeared her to her teachers. Her generously given assistance in working out Physics problems made her a public benefactor. Incredible s 't a 1 may seem, she was one of our social celebrities, every Prom was graced by her presence- more than once we listened breathlessly while she told of some football game she chanced to attend over the week-end, always adding to the effect by the gracful and clever manipulation of her expressive hands. "NXfoodie", as she frequently was called, will always be remembered for her spontaneous laughter which she accompanied invariably by the placing of a hand on either side of her head and by rocking from side to side. "XXfoodie" was one of our "social lights," but she can be serious, too, and we're willing Io wager that she will always be on more than speaking terms with success! Assistant Editor Elmiifiiq Chairman of Programs, junior Prom, Chairman of Decorations, Senior Prom, Sodalityg Le Cerrle F7'aIlYg'df,l',' Metaphysical Club, 3g Catholic Action Clubg Glee Club, 2, Dramatic Club, Basketball, 2, 5, -ig Athletic Association, 23 Debating Club, 3, 4, Senior Play. as X ' -""' ,X 1954 74? r zklsglkgf The Class of '34 EILEEN M. LARKIN T was on the eighteenth of September. 'way back in '30, that we. the sisters of the Charter Class matriculated Cas Freshmenj at "The Elms." Bravely did we face the battery of in- quiring eyes turned upon us by our wisei's and-er-a elders. to whom we are eternally grateful for their guiding information regarding bells, bed stripping and for the early admoni- tion: 'iNever accept anything on rumor"-"thereby hangs a tale." "First impressions are lasting" so I trust that all of you remember that it was on a Tlmridtzzi night that we partook of our first meal here and "bashed things over." And that first French Class-remember the dictation! No? But then all were not afilicted in the same way. "Loin des yeux, loin du coeur" was unmistakably disproven in those days and we did not need French debates to do itfjust a little salt and water. Heu mihil Well, we of the low-waistline, black stocking and board-walk era duly travelled the board walk, elected Beatrice Smith as our Class President, Rose O'Keefe as our Vice-President, Catherine Gannon as our Secretary and Mary Lynn as our Treasurer, joined the Sodality. the French Club, Glee Club, Athletic Association, founded the Royal Order of Organ Movers. In due recognition of our merit. the other classes gave us a party. We passed the social exam and eagerly awaited our coming mid-term and nzid-getnml There is a sundial fnot the one in the Cathedral Square at Milanj which reads "Count only the golden hours." Were we to abide by this principle, and were this written for only a few of usfexams would not merit recording, but there are the ifudenli among us who have a right to reminisce over their field of battle and glory. Thanksgiving found us homeward bound with arms straining with books-well, "we live and learn." The year unfolded, with its "rainy nights," when we were lulled to sleep by the "drip, drip. drip," of the rain dropsg races from the Spaulding Houseg skating in Van Horn, controversy over flu' pronunciations, defended or opposed by Eastern and Western Massachusetts respectivelyg receiv- ing an added memberg until the Christmas Play, in which Alice Hanan first gave us proof of her dramatic ability and Marjorie McManus came to the aid of a fainting angel. All this heralded our Christmas vacation, which came and went like the boxes from home+much too soon. The dreaded mid-years were followed by fa week-end at home andj a consoling retreat with Father Mattimore. S. J., who proved unquestionably that "you can't be naughty and yet be nice." When our mental and spiritual development had been thus adequately taken care of for the time being. the Holy Cross Concert gave us a much needed social fiing, even though some of us did not deign to dance. Lent found us sobered down to routine again, while Sunday inspection of the "new build- ing" and conducted tours up to the tower became our favorite pastime until the arrival of Faster. which brought with it blessed relief and relaxation. Tripping back in our Easter bonnets, we resumed studies on April thirteenth, in the neu' build- ing! History had the honor of initiating us to "these holy realms." After acclimating ourselves. our fancy lightly turned to thoughts of lbe Prom, the first Prom of the College. the junior Prom of the Charter Class! Programs were noi made out the last minute, and in the interim-marks for the quarter were read, just to keep us down to earth. May twelfth was the day of our reception into the Sodality, and. on this occasion, Father George Shea addressed us. At last the junior Prom arrived and that first grand march in the stately auditorium is something we will always remember. Those were the days when proms lasted 'til two and we could go home after them. Heu mihi again! Singing was in order, and I may add, in demand, almost every day after the prom in prepara- tion for the concert in connection with the Elocution Contest which was held on May 27th. 39 l?1 S.aL BEAM Ali:- ix-I ELMQZA fa . -5 ' . That night we certainly shone! Catherine Gannon captured first prize- Claudia Fleming did ad- mirably, the Glee Club had as accompanist Margaret Berger, while the remainder of the class reminded those interested that "Sandman Am a Softly Comin'." Finals surrounded the contest and we were tired out after them. On our last night we were royally entertained by the French Club's presentation of "Fabiola" over in the Casino, when Margaret Berger, Catherine Gannon and Marge McManus were worthy "Femmes Chretiennesf' Mass the next morning, followed by reading of the marks, brought to a close a full year. Sitting on trunks and rushing for taxies were the last glimpses we had of each other after fond fond fatewells and promises to write. 1Remember we were only Freshmen., SOPI-IOMORE YEAR With experience giving us that knowing look, we returned to O. L. E. lacking two of our former members and gaining a new one. Two nights after the arrival of the Freshmen we gave them an opportunity to make themselves known-which they did. With a new year came two new members of the faculty, a course in Chemistry and Physical Ed., and study in the new building. The new building was nicesbul! As it was the custom to elect class orhcers early, we did so on October 13th, with the result that Grace Collins was President, Mary Winifred Sullivan, Vice-President, Alice Hanan, Secretary, and Eileen Larkin, Treasurer. The old order changed, bringing us retreat time in October with Father Williams, S. j., as Retreat Master, who admonished us to "Keep the Gate." After seeing the cruel world we returned to End strange things about. The "Garret Girls" kept in trim with the aid of Garibaldi every night after study. The work-out was accompanied by our theme song, "l'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You" with Mary B. Donahue as soloist. Rules were read and exams wrought their havoc. However, Thanksgiving followed close on their heels, relieving our fact-packed intellects. Our chaplain was settled in the Spaulding house by this time. Quite a little community we were getting to be-chapel, store, heat, hairdressers. With marks fresh in our minds, our curricula demanded our attention until the big Christmas Party, the first in the Administration Building, came with softly-sweet strains of "Silent Night" floating down to the Rotunda and introducing the Concert of Christmas Carols by the Glee Club. Refreshments in O'Leary followed the distribution of gifts by our original Santa Claus. Next day-HOME. With the New Year and new resolutions, we again launched into the struggle and learned that rubbing alcohol is not found free in nature-when came exams again, with French Orals in the lead, and climaxed by the junior Prom on january 29th. With "Good Night Sweetheart" we turned to our respective homes, after learning the lesson never, never to have a prom linish up exam week. After we received the inevitable marks, Dr. Paulding came on March 4th and gave "Richelieu" in his inimitable way. For variety, baslzetball games and class pictures occupied our attention until a program on St. Patrick's Day, when we sat for, listened to and laughed at the stories which Father Doyle told us, until our sides literally ached. With the first day of Spring came quarterly exams, and again Easter vacation came to our rescue. Shortly after returning, campus scenery e.x'r11nii'ely was enjoyed until our steps were permitted to wander. They wandered to the Holy Cross Concert on April 22nd, which again gave us been enjoyment. Commencement songs, outdoor baseball, strawberry shortcake thonestlyl and tennis were sure signs that summer and vacation were not too far away. With the warmer weather came the Formal Reception into the Sodality on May 19th, which was followed by the Sophomore Class Play in the interclass contest-namely "The Flower Shop." Finals and that English Oral. "My Goo'ness, W'ere We Per.i11tz.ti1'e." On june 6th the Senior Class presented Sheridan's "Rivals." The next day the Athletic Banquet was held, and, on june 8th, the Oratorical Contest took place again. Once more Catherine Gannon captured first prize and Claudia Fleming competed with credit. june 9th was Class Day and everyone turned out to witness 4 1 "':iQ:,4L ELMATA 'EQSQJS A the "Charter Elm" planting fit is doing nicely-thank youj. The next evening, in all the heat, marks were read. Baccalaureate Sunday was next on the program, and our Most Rev. President, Bishop O'Leary, graced the occasion by his presence. The next day was a busy one, it was the occasion of the first Commencement of the College of O. L. E. and that meant losing the Charter Class, our friendsg but it also was the day of the Senior Prom. Home from the Prom meant home for the summer. so the farewells were more brief this year. JUNIOR YEAR On September 15th we registered for our junior Year, missed one from our class and life Seniors, inspected the Freshmen, and elected class officers in the persons of Grace Collins, President, Ger- trude Flannery, Vice-President, Mary Lynn, Secretary, and Eileen Larkin, Treasurer. Being juniors meant taking on Biology and Philosophy, where the mysterious "per se infallible" was translated. In connection with this we joined the Metaphysical Club and elected Mary Sullivan, Presidtntg Mary Lynn, Vice-President, and Eleanor Peck, Secretary. Anxious to enjoy our privileges, we elected Marge McManus chairman of our ring committee, and, with the falling leaves, retreat with Father Stimpson, S. j., began. Recreation was devoted to "Casey." From deep, deep thoughts we turned to a Halloween Party and a concert by the Musical Clubs. Returning from Thanksgiving holidays, we Haunted our class rings, were entertained by Dr. Pauldings presentation of Sheridan's "School For Scandal," had a real turkey dinner, a Christmas pai'ty with carols and tree, which was becoming traditional in our young college, and we1'e back again in "home sweet home." On january 15th, Bishop O'Leary blessed the Administration Building on the occasion of Cap and Gown Sunday, while the Class of '34 lent the proper dignity to the occasion. Another re- minder that we were juniors came with the election of junior Prom chairmen, Clara Moynahan being chosen as General Chairman. To prove that we were not beautiful but dumb, mid-years were undertakenw"Citez dix vers"-remember? Father Hurley spoke on Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sodality held a Mother-Daughter Tea, with "Castles In Spain" helping. On February 2-lth we held our junior Prom. We even surprised ourselves with its success, and, by unanimous consent, it was the best yet! "Dancing in the Dark" to Ed. Murphy's orchestra "helped much" to leave such a favorable impression. Witli the Holy Cross Concert we again closed our social season until Lent was over. However, to pass the time, the "Feast of Back-us" in Room , St. Patricks week-end, futile attempts to issue script, basketball, and quarterlies, with April Fool in their midst, were enjoyed. Back from Easter vacation, "junior Day" was observed in "Oral Expression" class: Ships at Seag "The organ hesitated"-blank, one thing alone l know--blank. Well, we enjoyed it. Tennis again meant Spring again. ln its train were "Papa" Lynn, the Oratorical Contest and Catherine Gannon capturing second prize, Blue-books with hot, hot days and afternoon cooling systems. Oralsa Koh, melj. Senior presentation of "The Taming of the Shrew," the junior-Senior Picnic at Crystal Lake, which was a keen treat if we do say so, followed by Class Day, when freckles and Sunburns enhanced by crisp organdies were endorsed. Duly balmed, we ca1'ried on to the picturesque Senior Prom, and Hdawnced and dawnced," oblivious to the roars of a raging electric storm. On Bacca- laureate Sunday we had as guest speaker Father Dolan, S. j., and with the news that the year-books were out we autographed to our hearts content. The following day was Commencement and officially the Seniors were given a worthy farewellg Bishop O'Leary wished them Godspeed, while the added honor of Mrs. Alfred Smith's presence was enjoyed. It was all over in a hustle-then home and trunks to unpack. SENIOR YEAR Witli our silver shining, we, the Gold-Coast Dwellers, determined to make it a worthwhile year, returned for the final round of our college course. Being very quiet young ladies, we spent - ,eEi?l?5A2'f,, f- ELMATA 619344 many of the first few days in the browsing room, but on "looking up" some of our classmates we found that there was one of us missing-and we missed her. In compliance with the new schedule we elected class ofhcers, namely: President, Mary Sullivan: Vice-President, Alice Hanang Secretary. Clara Moynahang Treasurer, Eileen Larkin. On the same day two Seniors fa-hemj were elected to Sodality ofhcesg Claudia Fleming was made Prefect, and Beatrice Smith, Treasurer. The follow- ing night was Elms Night. of which Beatrice Smith was the capable chairman, and for the opening of which "Sweetheart Darlin' " was in demand. On October 5rd, the Athletic Association re-elected as President Marjorie McManus. Elections with Seniors in the limelight being in vogue. the Musical Clubs on October 9th elected Margaret Berger as President and Rose O'Keefe as Assistant Librarian. while the Dramatic Club and the Debating Club elected Catherine Gannon as President. About this time the Catholic Action Club chose as its President, Mary Sullivang Vice-President. Clara Moynahang Secretary, Mary Lynn. Election results having gone to our heads we played "statue" on the lawn of O'Learyg that is mmf of us had happy landings on the lawn. Retreat sobered us under the guidance of Father james J. Kelly, S. whom we will always remember and quote in "lt is later than you think." It took all our time, this business of being Seniors. Cap and Gown Sunday was commemorated in an unprecedented manner, with a Barn Dance given by the Sophomores on the eve. the Sunday itself being commemorated by the presence of Bishop O'Leary and the sincerely appreciated tribute of Father Doyle. The junior reception followed. and a banquet at the Highland completed a genuinely enjoyed week-end. We had one good time. On October 30th the Shakespeare Institute conducted by Dr. Paulding began. Five comedies and five tragedies were superbly given while "Hamlet" and "Romeo and Juliet" merit special men- tion. Exams were followed by Thanksgiving, which saved us from collapse, and late marks were read. We were setting a new standard as Seniors. Late Thanksgiving brought an early Christmas. and once more for the last time we enjoyed the Christmas Party in its beautiful setting. Christmas brought an honest to goodness rest. Returning meant walking into ,ifleen exams, but to distract our attention "Richelieu" was given as the College Play. Catherine Gannon and Clara Moynahan in the leads. and with Seniors support- ing. The Junior Prom drowned our sorrows. and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Winter Carnival effect was ejj'er.fi1'efask a junior! This reminded us that we had a Prom to conduct so immediately we chose the ofhcials. the general chairmanship being entrusted to Grace Collins. Soon after, the youngsters from Holy Cross fthat college in Wforcesterj again entertained and so we old- timers decided to take in the last one. True to custom-the murir was thrilling. Early Lent brought with it an unexpected treat in Father Hubbard, S. j. fThe Glacier Priestl. He had us spellbound and had he wished it. we would have listened to him interminably. Another distinguished guest at this time was our old friend Dr. Paulding who returned to give us Calderon's "Mighty Magician." The unwanted guest-or rather, spectre. E.x'.1m, made its presence felt again- and again we were revived by Easter Vacation. Waxed floors greeted us on our return. Mild days brought out roller-skating Freshmen and strolling Seniors, and the fact that on a future day not so far away we would be among the "A, B's." Plans for the annual entertainment of the Musical Clubs and the Dramatic Society were well under- way, and the thoughts of exams were again threatening, black on our horizon. At least our marks were read publicly for the last time. Thus far is our history. The College Calendar plus a determination to enjoy our last months together is the only prophecy we have for the last of our college years. As for the things of the futurefsay we. "Hitch your wagon to a star, Hold the reins, and-there you are!" 43 - txt 195424 ELMATA .i1l Class Prophecy CLARA M. MOYNAHAN Life, What Is It But a Dream A 1111111 benetzfb 11 i111111-ii If-I. ffIIgL'l'f1Il,2 111111'.11'd, d1re11111il,y, 1111 .111 e1'e11i11g 111 fzzly. Lung lmi ptzled flu' lllflll-1' ify Erlmei fade and IIILJIIIIJTKI die ffllflllllll frrlili 1111112 il.1111 july. tll itil! ibe btlllllfl me, Pl11111111111 wire. Allre. 2Il0I'll1.2 IIIILIJCI' refer IIL"l'L'l rem by z1'.1ei11g eyer, I11 .1 ll"f1111fe1'I.11111' the liei, D1'e.1111i11g tn Ilve IIIIIIIIIEI' diei. d1'if1i11g d11z1'11 Iflt' i11't't1111- Ab. flue golden gleam- Life-z1'f1111 ii if bm tl d7'c'tNl1.Q WAS beginning to get very tired of sitting be- side my sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. Once or twice, I had peeped into the book she was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, and what is the use of .1 book without pictures or conversations? So I was considering in my own mind fas well as I could, for the hot day made me feel very sleepy and stupidl whether the pleasure of making a daisy chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by me. There was nothing so zfery remarkable in that. nor did I think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late." fWhen I thought it over after- wards, it occurred to me that I ought to have won- dered at this but at the time it all seemed quite naturaljg but when the Rabbit actually 111115 .1 zmfcla 11111 nf 11i 11'.11i11'11.11 pnfeel and looked at it, and then hurried on, I started to my feet, for it flashed across my mind that I had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat pocket, or a watch to take out of it. Burning with curiosity, I ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment, down I went after it, never once considering how in the world I was to get out again. The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some distance and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that I had not a moment to think about myself before I found I was falling down a very deep well. Down, down I fellfthen I began to notice shelves with labels on them, on the sides of the well. One of them read 1956, another 19591 finally I realized that these were ,l't'ill'l I was passing. Alas! I couldn't stop long enough to investigate these years, but must keep on and on until suddenly thump, thump, down I came upon a heap of dry leaves and the fall was over. I had dropped right into the year 1944. Heavens, lo years had passed. Wliile I was bitterly resenting the quick passage of time, I was startled by a pathetic squeak: "Oh, look what you've done! You've spoiled my beautiful fur." I looked down and there at my feet was a most -unusual looking bug-very much like a caterpillar grown too big. The bug continued, "just because you're big, Clara, you don't have to step on me. Why don't you look where you're going?" Then it groaned again. Thunderstruck at hearing my name, I shouted "Who are you?" "Don't you know me?" asked the fantastic bug. "Why, I'm Florence Fortinf' "I-Ieavens, Florence, what hap- pened to you?" "In my scientific research I was crossing the glands of a caterpillar with those of a human, in order to make women more beautiful- veritable butterflies. You know how a business like this would pay! Well, I became so interested, and as I could n'ot find a subject I had to experiment on myself! Look at the result. Oh, dear-this is what lab. work did to me. Oh dear-oh dear-" Im- mediately the two of us shed oceans of tears over the fate of poor Florence and we swam along in the flood, At length I reached the shore, and looked down on my wet clothes. How could I ever get dry before catching cold? "I will soon get you dry." At the sound I looked up and there standing before me was a personage in long, flowing academic robes with an atmosphere of degrees all over her-Ph.D., LL.D., etc. The per- sonage continued, "You'll soon be dry, for now I will recite to you the driest facts in history. Ahemf' she said, with an important air, "are you ready? This is the driest thing I know. Silence, if you please! 'William the Conqueror, whose cause was favored by the Pope, was soon victorious over the English, who wanted leaders and had been of late much given to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of Mercia and Northumbriaw-" I looked down at my clothes: they were thoroughly dry! As the droning went on without any sign of ,eEI32?iI,, I i ,., ceasing, I looked up and, with a little shiver, I rec- ognized Catherine Gannon at her most eloquent. As I was now di'y, I escaped immediately and hurried along the path. As I ran along I noticed someone in front of me. walking slowly and looking eagerly to right and left as though searching for something. I approached and heard her saying, "Oh dear, I ITIUSI find those gloves." Soon she went up the steps of a house and entered. I followed, and, on the nameplate, I saw P. Collins. Of course, I should have known it, for one could not fail to remember Pat's forgetfulness. I later found out that Pat was head of the Bureau of Missing Persons. I turned away from the house and there, on the branches of a tree, I was startled to see a large cat wearing a grin from ear to ear. Of course! it was the Cheshire cat. "Cheshire Puss," I began very timidly, for I didn't at all know whether it would like the name. However it only grinned a little wider. "Ah, it is pleased so far," I thought, encour- aged I went on, "Wtmuld you tell me, please, in which direction I must go to see the rest of my classmates?" "In that direction," the cat said waving its right paw around, "is the College of Our Lady of Elms, and in that direction," waving the other paw. "is Alumnae Town. Visit either you like. They're both mad." "But I don't want to go among mad people!" "You can't help it," said the cat, "You're mad, I'm mad." "But I'm not mad," I cried. "You must be," said the cat, "or you wouldn't be a prophet." Before I could dispute it, the cat and his grin disappeared, so I walked along the beautiful woodland path and came upon a sweet, dear, little cottage. Little kiddy-cars, swings and toys dotted the lawn. I decided to stop here, it was .ro peaceful and surely I would get a sensible answer to my ques- tions. Suddenly I heard a clatter of dishes, then a voice was raised which sounded suspiciously like Grace Collins', saying "I'm going home to Mother." I hurried along, dodging china which was flying through the doors and windows. I rushed on and was suddenly confronted with a gate over which was the sign "Alumnae Town." There was neither a wall nor a fence. just a gate. Things were getting curiouser and curiouser-I had seen a wall without a gate, but never had I seen a gate without a wall! I rang the large bell on the gate and immediately the disciplinarian came and re- proved me sternly, waving her hands in the air. "My dear, that isn't at all the proper form. You must enter hrst and then ring the bell for admittance." I did so, although I thought it rather foolish. Wlien I rang the bell, it sounded distinctly like a tea bell and sure enough, there was a tea party in progress. On the lawn was a long table set with many places, and only three persons seated at the table. I ad- vanced and immediately the three set up a clamor, "No room! No room!" I knew instantly from their courteous manner that they were some of my class- mates, so I approached them boldly. I didn't recog- ELMATA if txt 195425 ,C Elsffflk, nize them, because 10 years makes a difference in any womans appearance. I was just about Io lift my tea cup when a sudden movement on the opposite side of the table attracted my attention. The tallest member of the group was up on the table, and began to execute a most exotic, most exciting oriental dance. She swirled, she swayed, she all but swooned. Im- mediately I knew who this one was: it couldn't pos- sibly be anyone else-so in my most reproving man- ner I said, "Edna Wfoodf' The figure whirled toward me, "I am not Edna Wtmtad. I am ze great whatsis, I have dance before ze kings, queens, rajahs, czars an' all ze ozzers. I am ze great teacher of ze dance. Tonight, me, I dance before ze Mayor of Alumnae Ttiwn-Whti are you?" "Me? why I'm Clara!" "Oh." Immediately her professional manner dropped from her, and she gracefully jumped to the ground. Then I heard a snap and looked over at the second member of the group who said, thoughtfully, chew- ing her gum, "Oh yes, shes the very bei! dancer." And who should it be but Gert Flannery. Wlien I asked her how the years had treated her, she launched into a lengthy description of her phenomenal suc- cess. She had invented a new kind of dress snap. made of chewing gum. "You see," said Gert. "they're the very bert snaps. They give and give but never pull apart. And I got the idea in the twinkle of an eye." Very bright girl, Gert! Suddenly I heard "Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle." This brought my attention to the third member of the group. She was sleeping with her head on a tea cup and drowsily she chanted, "Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle." The other two pinched her until she raised her head and I recognized Eileen Larkin. "Good heavens," I said to the others, "what is the matter with her? Has she sleeping sickness?" Gert and Edna propped Eileen up and urged her to tell her story in a hurry. before she fell completely asleep again. Then, in a great rush, Eileen began, "I've been up to the Arctic Circle looking for the Arctic flea." "Arctic flea," I shouted! "Yes," she answered, "you've heard of Indians that bite the dustg well, this is a flea that bites the snow. I had to go up during the Arctic day which is six months long, so I had no sleep all that time, because I've been straining my eyes look- ing for that flea, and now that I'm home, I have to catch up on six months' lost sleep." She yawned and slumped down comfortably against a teapot but I, interested in fleas because of my studies in science, shouted, "Did you get it, Eileen?" "No," she yawned, and promptly nestled closer to the teapot. Imagine anyone falling asleep when Edna danced or Gert snapped her gum in a manner guaranteed to keep the dead awake. Presently, Edna jumped up and started off. When I asked her where she was going, she airily waved her hand, drawling, "Oh. my public, you know." Then in a snap Gert was gone. So I rose and wandered on, leaving Eileen dreaming of the flea she didn't find. Ahead of me, I saw a huge bunch of colored bal- loons. The vendor looked very familiar. Wlien she 'Zack-JESL'-:1l,l7ll4TA fr I Pi --A .1 - lifted her voice in song, all doubt vanished-I knew I could never mistake Iviargaret Berger. I was amused to hear her and listened intently, as she offered her balloons for sale. After I had spoken to her. she told me about the circus in town. She advised me to be sure to attend it, because many surprises awaited me. Curious, I left Margaret sing- ing her song, "XWho will buy my balloons?" and hurried to the circus. The first thing that attracted my attention was a voice crying out, "Right this way, Ladies and Gentle- men, step right this way. See the beautiful, the tan- talizing, the stoooopendous snake charmervthe glam- orous, the gorgeous Rosina of the circus! Only one-tenth of a dollar-one thin dime!" I walked over and pleased, but perplexed, I recognized Alice Hanan. She in IL11'H knew me, "Go on in," she said, "it will be worth your money." I did so. My mouth dropped open, my eyes grew as big as mill ponds for there before me I saw to my horror, the glamorous Rosina, but, when I knew her, her name was Eleanor Peck. Oh, my shy, retiring little Eleanor! I rushed from the tent into a voice that shouted, "Wltet'e do you think you're going in such a hurry, knocking people down and creating a dis- turbance?" I looked up and nodded approval, I always thought McManus was a good name for a cop. I asked the way to the Town Hall and having found out I hurried away in that direction. Strange to say, in this strange town, I found the Hall and entered, not without considerable trepidation. Only the fates knew what lay in store here. I was notic- ing the many impressive otllces, when I heard the sound of weeping. Investigating, I found myself at the door of the jail, and there, behind the bars, was much weaving and waving and flashing of hands. Immediately, I knew it was Mary Clancy. I asked her why she wept and how she happened to be here. She answered that she had been arrested and was awaiting her trial that afternoon. She enlarged upon her woes, saying she had been accused of causing a the air currents. I soon left Mary way to the Mayors otllce. Wlien I could see was feet, two great feet. on the desk. I walked around the was greatly surprised to recognize disturbance of and made my entered, all I firmly planted barricade. and Claudia Fleming, supposedly deep in meditation over some affairs of the state. This was the first time I had noticed Claudia snored while thinking. I coughed discreetly-down came the feet with a bang. "Yes," she said importantly, "that's how I'll settle that case." Then she recognized me and invited me to be seated. She drew toward her a silver box, opened it with a flourish and offered me a bonbon. Wlmile we munched, I mentioned poor Marys fate. Claudia said the trial would take place that after- noon. When I asked her who the judge was, she answered that she was the most harsh, the most cruel judge in the annals of the Massachusetts Bar. At this moment, the door was flung open and Her Honor, judge R. O'Keefe, stamped in, shouting "Off with her hands! Off with her hands!" She became a little calmer when she recognized me. My two friends then invited me to dinner. I accepted, and we walked down the street until we reached a palatial restaurant above which was the sign, "Sullivan's Spaghetti Palace." The name seemed familiar, and, sure enough, as we entered there was Mary Sullivan, nodding, smiling and rubbing her hands as she led patrons to tables. Wlien she saw us, she insisted that she serve us herself. I didn't know what to order. Mary suggested "I.ynn's Little Lamb Chops." Wlien I gasped and showed surprise at the mention of the name, I was informed that Mary Lynn was a very famous person and she owed it all to "Lynn's l.ittle Lamb -Chops." However, after the meal, I began to feel decidely queer. My friends were ap- parently in the best of health, but then, they were used to the diet. They hailed a tortoise cab that was crawling by and took me to Dr. B. Smith. In the pet'son of this doctor, I found another of my old classmates. She gave me something so awful that I felt worse, but I really felt better because I felt so bad that I forgot how bad I felt before. The Mayor took her watch out, and said, "Good- ness, it's six o'clock." Dr. Smith said impatiently. "Its always six o'clock." Then we all went to the Town I-Iall where the dance was to be held. As I moved around among all my classmates, I smiled be- nignly on them, and all but burst with proud com- placence, because I saw they were such a credit to O. I.. E. I was so happy that I was content to crawl back through the rabbit hole, and wait patiently for the ten years to pass so the world might and really appreciate the remarkable of these girls had hidden away under apparently unproductive brains. Yes- see at last talents each a bushel of yes, indeed-the world will some day see, as I have wonders, what marvels of intellectual seen, what strength these-my Classmates-really are. ne,v"QAv?bfA9Qe9o ' I zR.3l:?Llb:p.5'?' e eess s Glass Will ilirt all mrxt knnm by Ihrar prrarntaz WC, the CIHSS of 193-1 of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, being of sound mind, do hereby make, publish and declare this, our last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills heretofore executed by us. To the College we bequeath our love and gratitude for our association of four years. To the Faculty, our heartfelt appreciation for all they have done for us. To the junior Day Students we bequeath talking pictures of us, so that they will not be lonesome in the study hall next year. To the entire junior Class, we recommend that they explain Apologetics under a sky studded with stars, and in the moonlight, to anyone who may be interested. To the Sophomores, our Sister Class, we leave our "humor," and our love of good times, which we hope they will cherish and develop as much as we did. To the Freshman Class we leave our good wishes, and the obligation to protect the places we occupied in Physics, namely, the last two rows. Margaret Berger bequeaths the care of the Glee Club banner, with instructions that it be wrapped carefully after every appearance, to the next President of the Glee Club, also, her subscription to the Good Housekeeping Magazine to anyone desirous of obtaining it. Mary Clancy leaves her address book of people in Holyoke, Westheld, Northamp- ton and Amherst to Monica King, with the instructions that she use the telephone. Patricia Collins bequeaths a list of garages and repair shops to any day students who may have trcuble with their automobiles, especially during cold weather. Gertrude Flannery leaves her hand-book on "Acquiring Perfection in English Grammar," to Cecelia Sullivan, in reward for the many services rendered. To Catherine Germaine she tells the secret of obtaining a ride in Father X's car when she will have missed the last bus. Claudia Fleming, the Prefect of the Sodality, bequeaths to the next Prefect her conscientiousness in all things pertaining to the Sodality. To Rita Mclnnis she donates the chair in which she was pushed around on the dance floor the night of our junior Prom. Florence Fortin leaves her artistic ability to anyone who can use it half as well as she can. Catherine Gannon leaves the office of President of the Dramatic Club to Kathleen Mungiven, also, her Pullman tablecloths, to be divided among the members of the junior Class. Alice Hanan bequeaths her curling iron and her ability to burn her neck to any girl desirous of beautifying herself, in particular Claire Reavy, Her success as Business 47 E txt 195424 I F li! ' Manager of our Year Book she leaves to next year's Business Manager, with the adinoni- tion that she take refusals good-naturedly, if at all. Eileen Larkin bequeaths her frigid room to Commander Byrd so that he can study the Antarctic region right near home. Mary Lynn leaves a ship in which to retreat when the embarrassing habit of blush- ing about certain people from a certain school becomes unbearable, to Catherine Germaine, Louise XVelsh and Claire Reavy. Marjorie McManus establishes a fund to provide steak to be served exclusively, Wfednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Clara Moynahan leaves her nonchalance, which she lost the night of the Elms Alumnae dance to Mary Louise Smith, if she can find it. Rose O'Keefe bequeaths her electrical appliances to the Sophomores, especially Mary Murphy, and her white house with green blinds, and contents, to an Idealist. Eleanor Peck leaves her excellent French accent to Betty McCarthy, her habit of arriving in school humming to Margaret Wztltz, and the capable way in which she has edited our Year Book to anyone who wants the job. Beatrice Smith bequeaths "Donald" as a mascot to Dorothy Wildman and Betty Hannigan, and her romantic role in "Cyrano de Bergerac" to Gertrude Fish. Mary Sullivan bequeaths her ability to imitate certain people to Ruth Hanan. As President of our class she leaves the arduous task, and the excellent way in which she has managed it, to any Senior Class President who may follow her. Edna Wood bequeaths her custom of attending the theater after classes, afternoons and well escorted, to Betty Kelliher. To Geraldine Aronson she leaves the contents of her jacket pocket. To everyone connected with the College, we, the Class of 1934, leave a fond fare- well, with sincere wishes for your happiness. ln witness whereof I here set my hand and seal this 6th day of june, 1954. Signed: GRACE M. COLLINS, for the Clair of 1934. X' -A ' IEl'iilz:':E' ,f 'E LIBRHR 5,099-.. Y OA A I mm My , , , ' ' ,gg 3 , ' xi li " 'im f N1 ui j nwrgl I Y. , f 2 ' , gffff , N 5 E, ' V 4 '4,i :Q":,,,,,,. 4 l JA., ,441 1" L 'L -' ff ff is !,. - C3-fji' fl if ' ' 1 wiiorg L:- 1 M- ya 3 I e si . ga irg 9 .f ,Z Y j5frsH fi? mi! ,af MA wwmanp ?9LE"5gQ:'1. 3. X ELMATA 519346 E" ' ,C El6'??iA,, The junior Class Pmmlezzf. Grmcrf C. IQALIEY Vire-Premlefzl, FnANc,i2s D. HARLHMAN Scrrel.zry. Dorzorm' M. Down T1-erziffrw, AL1c,15 R. MCJLINE RAVE and serious is the Junior Class, and naturally: their next responsibility is to shoulder the exacting duty of filling our places as Seniors! Certainly serious- ness is in order. They have spent three years in our College and realize how quickly and fleetingly time passes. They have many engaging and laudable qualities, . . . . . . . 4 J Y. A d . to among them a quiet realization that life is real, a grave dignity, and a sincerc esire make the most of their exceptional opportunities at "The Elms." Fame has come more than once to the members of this gifted class, in their various parties, their original and delightful Prom, and their merited victory in the Class Play competition. W confidentl leave in their hands the high standards and ideals of the College, C Y and the Class of '34 knows that they, as next year's Seniors, will prove themselves worthy lx l "advance fuardf' e s s ells success, their dignity com- successors to those who ma 'e up tie . r g May they reign and prosper until their seriousn sq sp mands respect, and their record brings a glow of pride to the beloved teachers of "Our Lady of the Elms." 6 Egim A F- unior Diredtory DORIS CLIQMENT Milford CATHERINE CUNATY Taunton DOROTHY Down Pinsfield CLARIQ DUCIAN Providence MILIJRIQD ERICQRSON XXforcesIer GIQRTRUDE FISH VUUl'C6SlCl' CQIQLIA FORD Pinslield M ARY GA LVUAY Bellows Falls MARY GIBLIN Springfield lRliNIi GLISTA Enfield RUTH GRAIDX' Chicopee FRANCES HARDIRIAN Wforcester ELMEDA HARTY Holyoke lWARY I-IOULIHAN Holyoke X F. BARBARA HUGH ES Pirrsfield GRACE KALEY Springfield ELIZABETH KliI.LliHliIl Greenfield MARX' KINU Greenfield IQATHIERINIE Mc3DONOUoII Springfield RITA MCINNIS Springfield ANNA MCLELLAN Greenfield ALICE MOLINE Springfield KATHLEEN lVlUNQlVIEN Providence RITA O'DI3A Nortliuinpton STELLA SHAUGHNESS jninnicu, N. Y. MARY LOUISE SMITH New Britain JULIA TOOLE Springfield MARGARET WALTZ Easlhampron . l K , , ,nas 2367. .X lifiaofff IOLE-5 it C3 -.,XX c. m A ' ll D A uu: U or emo-fes 'H gn 2:- -...ii - x J - ELMATA ' +:gx ELMATA ' ' C., 1934 ,, The Sophomore Class Pre.rn!e11f, VIVIANNIS E. WALt.Aci2 Ifife-Premfefff, Doaorm' R. Ctttizts Set'i'elr11"y, RUTH M. HANAN Trearniw, KATHl-liIiN L. O'Li2Am' UR sister class!--a little more dignihetl fas if that were necessarylj, a little more mature, and a little more accustomed to facing the responsibilities of college life with the confident smile of a near Junior! They have given enthusiastic sup' port to debating, Glee Club, dramatics and basketball. The Sophomores can always be counted on to come through more than one hundred per cent-always ready to lend twenty or thirty helping hands to perform unobtrusive little duties and to aid in sur- mounting difficulties. The halls of O. L. E. resound with their happy chatter, and ringing laughter: her classrooms know how earnest they can be. Grouped together about a table in the library, studying in the browsing room, or noisily preparing for class in the home room, their presence is felt, observed, heard and encountered. They may hide their light, but they never hide their noise under a bushel. No bushel could do it! They deftly planned and gave a Halloween party that had only one bad feature: it ended. We are proud of the Sophomores and happy to have known them. Best of luck, to you, our Sister Class! We extend sympathy to succeeding classes: they must try to fill the place you occupied during your busy days as "Sophs." ,?- SOpliOmOI'e Direcftor BITRTICIZ M. ANDREWS DOROTHY A. LUCAS Soutlibridge Pittsfield RITA M. BUGKLEY MARY E. MANNING Pittsfield Wtircester MARGARET M. CANAVAN MLIRIEL T. MANNING West Springfield Wforcester MARY A. CLIFFORD MARIAN MCCRACQKEN Northampton Longmeadow ELIZABETH P. CONWAY KATHLEEN MCDERMCJTT Greenfield Housutonic DOROTHY R. CRUZIZ MARGARET M. MURPHY Springfield Westneld ALIGE DONELLAN MARY E. MURPHY Springfield Clinton MARGARIZT M. DRISCCJLL KATHLEEN L. O,LEARY Springfield Holyoke ELIZABETH M. FITZPATRICK KATHLEEN 0'NIEILL Springfield Easthninpton MAIKY E. FOLEY RUTH P. QUINN Fitchburg XXfilliz1mstOwn PHILOMENE A. GAliNE M. JANET ROGAN Ludlow Fitchburg MADELINE E. GARVEX' FRANCES M. SIMONICK Chicopee Falls Chicopee CLAIRE M. GRIZKSORY HELEN C. STONE Wtmrcester Holyoke RUTH M. HANAN CECILIA M. SULLIVAN Holyoke Springfield MARY HARRINGTf.DN VIVIANNE E. WALLACE Holyoke Indian Orchard RITA J. HIIALEY MARGARET M. WALSH Chicopee Springneld I-l5,g4lE'?' THE RIVOLI , 'ii y Cgjiv K "VI Q ff fresh 'iii P' -T A J xr-'f' "" X-' ' ' The Freshman Class Preridezzt, LOUISE M. WISLCII Vire-Preridenf, JOSFPHINE C. Skfxuco Tfefzrmei MARION R KFNNFDX Ser-reffzry, CLAIRE A. RIEAVEY ONG, Smiles, serenity, a piano playing, the patter of the light fantastic. Yes! You've guessed it. This is our Freshman Class! Witli light hearts they entered into the daily round of our college life, added to our equipment "the glow of a kindly heart and the grasp of a friendly hand." Friendships were quickly made, and we feel that we have known them longer-much longer-than one short year. They delved into the intricacies of Physics with astonishing confidence, and in fact all of their enterprises have been undertaken with surprising self-assurance. They know how to do things, and they know they know! All turn out to attend social functions, are active members of the Glee Club and Debating Society, and prove that they are at home alike in the forum and the studio. They have shown originality, initiative and above all a youthful, spontaneous joy of participation in college life. From the first, they were glad to be with us and said so. We are happy to welcome the Freshman Class to our College, and feel sure that they will continue as they have begun-confident, assured and gracefulg we know that finally they will obtain well-earned success! They have touched every kind of college fun, frolic and study, and have touched nothing which they have not adorned. "The Elms" is in safe student hands, at least until 1957! 6Efgig4TAA . C... ?' Freshman Directory GERAl.DlNlE ARUNSON Providence I.IIcILLE CHAMPOIIX Springfield MARX' E. COLLINS Holyoke BERNARDINIQ CoNA'I'Y Taunton TIQRIESA CoRRIzII.LE Uxbridge RoIxIiRTA lDlZC.Kl:R ANN HCJAR Springfield MARION KENNEDY Holyoke KATHERINE KING Chicopee Falls M ARY LALOR Greenfield HELEN LICHWIELI. Norwich, Conn. ANNA LOON IEY So. Deerfield Greenfield RUTH DLINLEAVY BIEATRICLIE MAYEII Holyoke Ealsrhampfon MARIIZ FoI.IsY ELIZABETH MCCARTHI Springfield Easfhzlmpron RITA FORD CLAIRE REAVEY Fast Longmeadow Springfield BARBARA GATELY TIERIESA SAVAGE Holyoke Wcmrcester CATHERINE GERMAINE JOSIEPHINE SIcALIco Springfield Central Falls, R. l. ELIZABETH HANNIGAN EVELYN WELCH Fitchburg Williamsfrmwn EVIELYN HIZNNIESSX' LOUISE WELc3H Greenfield Milford 60 Yi - ELMATA ' 1i 1954 7,., ?' U 6El'33lFl,,r Philosophy Clubs T the beginning of our junior year we were considered worthy of undertaking the arduous and penetrating study of the "Queen of the Sciences." Side by side with this privilege we were allowed to become members of the Metaphysical Club and to elect our ofiicers, who were: Mary Sullivan, President, Mary Lynn, Vice-President, and Eleanor Peck, Secretary. As we were new and strange in this field, our club activities were, for the most part, arranged by our Reverend Professor of Philosophy, and consisted of theses in Epistemol- ogy, Ontology, and Cosmology. When the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Patron of Philosophy, arrived on March seventh, we attended the Philosophy assembly in which we were represented by Mary Sullivan and Clara Moynahan, who defended and objected to the thesis on "Universal Skepticism." g Senior year smoothed out the wrinkles which our minds seemed to have acquired after first delving into Philosophy. Now, we more clearly understand what we studied in junior Year. The Catholic Action Club received us as its new members and once again we elected olhcers. Because of her interest and ability, we re-elected Mary Sullivan, President, Clara Moynahan, Vice-President, Mary Lynn, Secretary. Our meetings were most interesting, as the papers were for the most part taken from Osborne's text book on "Community and Society" in which we agreed and disagreed with some of his sociological ideas. Psychology, Sociology, Ethics, and Natural Theology were what we used to study. We do not claim to know all about these subjects, but perhaps the highest compliment we can pay our kind Professor is to say that we are sufficiently interested to want to know more. Such scholars as Kant, james, Hobbs, Rousseau, Locke, Hume, Berkeley, Spinoza, Descartes, Bacon, and the theories which they advance and which are taught in secular institutions have been reviewed and given due consideration by us. Such a statement may sound absurd and bordering on egotism, but we are sincere in saying this. After the excellent training and the zealous energy of our Professor, who ever listened patiently to our ideas and as patiently and conscientiously explained our difhculties, it would be absurd to say we could not discover another's fallacy. The feast of our Patron Saint arrived to find us taking a vitally intelligent part. We were represented by Rose O'Keefe and Catherine Gannon, who discussed the thesis on "The Proximate and Ultimate Norm of Morality," and Edna Wood, who renewed our acquaintance with the life of St, Thomas. Now, as we are about to leave, we pause to express our appreciation to our Pro- fessor of Philosophy. "All good things must come to an end." Still, we are filled with an insatiable thirst to know more and more, and the Class of '34 goes forth to face the economic and ethical problems of the world with the guiding light of the truly great example of our Professor of Philosophy. 62 F'-l--i-- Dramatic Club Pi-emfefzf, CATHiaRiNis B. GANNON Vive-P:-etiidefzf. KATHLIETEN F. MUNGIVEN Serwlizry, CIECISLIA M. SULLivAN HE Dramatic Club proved itself to be of utmost importance. Its membership included Thespians of exceptional ability. It was the Dramatic Club which so enjoyably entertained our parents on Parents' Day. It was the Dramatic Club, which, on january 21, presented the first in a series of annual college plays. With a vivid realization that a "well begun is half done." Bulwer Lytton's "Richelieu," was chosen for the initial performance. This attractive combination of comedy and melo- drama, with its romantic story, proved to be an excellent choice for the display of our dramatic talent. Catherine B. Gannon, whom we hail as our outstanding exponent of Shakespeares art, was cast in the title role of "Cardinal Richelieu." Her refined and polished acting together with the poise, ease and finish which she displayed in so exacting a characterization, established a standard of high excellence for future performers to emulate. The romantic interest of the play was most capably interpreted by Kathleen F. Mungiven as De Mfznpmf. and Clara Moynahan as julie. The naturalness of one of their scenes proved, we might say, to be rather instructive. It was Doris Clement who provided the comedy, which was welcome as a relief from the tenseness of the succession of dramatic climaxes. The annual inter-class play tournament took place on the evenings of March 22, 25. The Juniors with their hilarious comedy "The Hiartville Shakespeare Club" carried off the laurels of the competition. As their reward, they presented their farce in ccnnec- tion with the public recital of the Musical Clubs. As a decided contrast from the very dramatic "Richelieu," the Senior Class pre- sented Shakespeares "Comedy of Errors" as their class play. The cast was as follows: 501121111 .,.... ...,,., . . . ,... ,... . . A!lIfpb0fIl,1 of Epfwinil, , AIlIfpb0fll,l' of Sw1n1z'1rie. Dmmio of Epbeilzi ,,,.,.,. Drunzio of Syri1ru,ie...... Aegean 41 Merffmrzz of Dr. Plnrb .,,..,.,,.. ....,.,. , . ...... ,. S'1'1'ilfII,lL' ...,.. ,, Bulfbazar., ,,,,.,,,..,.,,.,......,..., ,. Angelo ..,...,,. , ,,,.,,.,,., , Finger Merrbmzr, . , ALICE HANAN , ,, ,,CATiir2RiNE GANNON , , RIARY SULLIVAN ...CLAUDIA FLEMINQ ., ,.., ,ELEANOR PECK ,. PATRICIA COLLINS . .TNIARGARET BERGER ......., ROSE O'KEEFE GERTRUDE FLANNERY . EILEEN LARKIN Serorzd Merrhrw! ........ .... . , .,..,,..,....,... MARY LYNN Semml. ..., ,..,................... . . .... .... . ,L ...FLORENCE FoRTiN The Abbe!! ...........,. ..,.,.. , . ..,....,... ..,. , .,.. .,,,, , ,, ,WHEDNA WOOD Adrervm. wife of Antipbuluv of Epbeim , . . CLARA INIOYNAHAN Luamz Cberefiiler '.,....., ,... ,,,. ,,....,,....,.,......,.., ,,,, , , , , ., ,.,,, .BEATRICE SMITH Lf'-'bfi' ..,....,....,.,....,....... ...,.,.. ..,. ,...,....... . . . . ........... MARY CLANCY Lure Guardr ............,. ...,...., .,.,..... .... ....... ..... . . . , . l GRACE COLLINS 1 MARJORIE INICNIANUS When this sketch was written the play had not taken place. However, I know the class prophet will pardon my intrusion into her domain by saying that the play was superbly enacted, and left roseate memories of '54's last appearance behind the footlights. 6 Fragrant 4 - ------y EMM Alf' 'Vi , Q--: -i6E22Y9lA,, I' r The Musical Clubs Preiident, MARGARET E. BERGER, '54 Vive-Pi-erideiif, STELLA M. SHAUoi-iNEss, '35 SE6'l'6fa1l'y-Tl'?dJllI'el', MARY E. FOLEY, '36 Librm-jazz. MARY ELIZABETH COLLINS, '37 Ariirfmzt Librarifzn. ROSE A. O'KEEFE, '54 4 UALITY but not quantity," say the Sages, "is what counts," and quality together with a moderate degree of quantity indeed can be boasted of in the combined Musical Clubs of our college. "Ever ufilling and ready to work, Nerer barkzmrd and seeming to flank" would seem to be their slogan. Whenever there is a social function, we hear the strains of music soft and sweet, and usually it is something especially picked out to be most appropriate for the occasion. At teas, bridges, etc., food is sweetened and made more appetizing through the setting of the music. The Glee Club has advanced rapidly in its sphere. Regular attendance at rehearsals speaks for the earnest and sincere efforts of the members. This year they have had the good fortune to secure a number of talented second sopranos. In the fall, the musical clubs decided that it was now time to have a banner, and, since "a thing begun is half done," they purchased the banner, a credit to any school, college or organization. On December 5th, an assembly period was given over to the Musical Clubs so that they could earn some money towards the banner through a program they had worked hard to give. It was a folk song program, something novel, and arranged by the gifted and generous directress. It was a worthwhile entertainment and certainly showed that much credit must be given to the directress, who had had many new members to work with and train for the short period of about two months. At Christmas time, carols were sung and selections were played by the orchestra in the lofty mezzanine of the rotunda of the Administration Building. It was then that a beautiful voice was heard for the first time in a soprano solo-that of a freshman, Teresa Savage. Full and sweet as a bird, it soared forth, telling of Christmas and the praise due to the Babe in the manger, in tones throbbing and clear. On April 16, the annual concert was given. Again we turned in humble and sincere thanks to the talented directress of the Musical Clubs. A large audience was present and praise could be heard from everyone as the final "Alma Mater" was sung. Guest artists at this concert assisted in the persons of Miss Irene Mikus, harpist, and Miss Isabelle Moffett. Encores were enthusiastically demanded which served as reward for a year's sincere earnest efforts to give the best and only the best. Instead of tiring of the Musical Clubs, we appreciate them more at each entertain- ment. Each appearance, whether as single organizations or in joint concert, enhances their worth to us all. This year, too, to add to the prestige of the college, the Musical Clubs voted to secure Musical Club pins. The pins are a great asset, the members think, and those not in the club gaze at them with rather envious eyes. May success attend the Musical Clubs. May they always have as devoted and talented a directress as at present, and, in future years, may we see some of the members famous concert musicians, either vocal or instrumental. We give them thanks, accom- panied by ungrudging praise and the best of wishes for as successful a future as they have had a past. 65 ,rEl'33'llA,, - ? The Athletic Association Prtzmfwzf. lVlAR-jfjlilli I. McMANUs lift?-PI'L'.UtfL'llf, KfxTiii.1siaN L. O'L1iARY Stfmffiiriy. Doius M. CLIQMIQNT 7'I'6tI.l'1ll'6l'. VIVIANNE WALLAc.1a LTHOUGH athletics are not overemphasized in our crowded curriculum, time has been found to establish this association. Our large gymnasium lends itself to athletics of all types and few have failed to answer the call of the court. Whether it be basketball, volley ball, hand ball or just limbering up exercises, one can find a plentiful crowd at these functions. Dignified Seniors race with lowly Freshman, all thoughts of rank and dignity forgotten in the heated competition. The interclass basketball games have afforded a great deal of amusement to all. This active association functions all during the school year, with appropriate sports for the changing seasons. The reward of the labors of the members of the Athletic Association comes during Commencement Week, when the activities are brought to a close by means of a joyful banquet. 66 . lA X Cc E233 ,, 1- - ELMATA ea 19544 . B. Debating Club Preridezzf. CATHERINE B. GANNON Vice-Prerideizf. Doms M. CLEMENT Seri-elizry. KATHLLQIJN L. O'LIiARY O prove conclusively that they were not daunted by arguments on Campus, a large number of the student body decided to turn their talents to that ancient, but nevertheless renowned and noble, art of debating. As a reward for her varied oratorical ability, Catherine B. Gannon was elected president, and has capably guided the organization through its various discussions and contests. During the first half of the year, debates were held bi-monthly. ln March, as a preparation for the public debate, the annual inter-class debate tournament began. The Freshmen, upholding the atiirmative of a single six-year term for president, emerged triumphant over the Sophomores, while the juniors, upholding the affirmative of the above question, proved victorious over the Seniors. The annual public debate with the Freshmen on the negative and juniors on the affirmative-"Resolved that the principles of the N. R. A. should become a permanent part of our National Constitution," took place on the evening of April 30. Although closely and brilliantly contested with polished, refined oratory and keen logic in evidence on either side, the firm and most convincing logic together with the excellent oratorical ability of the juniors won the decision. The remarkable strides of this organization prove most satisfactorily that the works of Demosthenes, Cicero, and others equally famous in fields of logic and oratory, have not been labored over in vain. The modern forum is just as important and alluring as its ancient prototype. It is to the splendid understanding and most cooperative labors and guidance of our Sister Director, that the M. B. Debating Club attributes its success. Not the least attractive feature of this society is that its roll-call of otiicers includes no treasurer! 67 "i 5.-4.523 4M-ily CN 1934 f - Le Cercle Francais Premlezzf. ELMEDA H. HARTY l'ive4Pre.mlenf. Rim M. McINN1s SFL'l'6ftZl'jl. MARY C. GALWAY YU-e.z.rfn'er. PI-IILOMHNE A. GAGNE UALITY if not quantity is the keynote of Le Cercle Francais, a most promising club whose regular meetings are always educational and yet most interesting and diverting. Though its scroll of membership is not too long, the list of its accom- plishments is prerqffe rant fin. Par exemple. during the course of the year, we were treated to tl most interesting debate on the subject, "La Plume ef! Plfzr Forle que le Glaizef' The negative side of this discussion was upheld by members of the Senior and Sophomore classes, while members of the junior and Freshman classes staunchly defended the affirma- tive side. So expertly were the arguments set forth that it seemed a trifle disappointing that both sides could not carry oh' the laurels of victory. However it is to its versatile Sister Director that Le Cerrle Frangair owes its out- standing success. She is ever tireless in her efforts to give us the priceless hlftoire de pm-ler and her famous "Nnl bien mm Pei11e" has helped us through many a dark moment when, as verdant Freshmen, we began the study of cette belle langue. La Corte Castellana Preridenf, ELEANOR F. PECK Vice-Pre.riplent, CLAIRE M. GREGORY Serrelary, MARY C. GALWAY Tretz.mi-er. MARoARET M. MURPHY HE club which bears this most high-sounding name counts among its members those whose aim it is to gain a knowledge of the Spanish tongue. The list of members is not very lengthy, but the meetings which they arrange are always most instructive. Literary pro- grams are given in which the members hear appreciations of the greatest authors who have ever lived. To liven the studious atmosphere, "jz1eg0J" usually send everyone away looking forward to a "premio,"' even tho' that Hf7l'6I71l0H was once a Spanish onion! Altogether, La Corte Castellana, is a worthy little club, striving always to instill in its members love of the culture and the literature of Sunny Spain. --IJ-T - ,unsung sstxkxxxxxxxulql 06.69 -lll'l.lQ1'.l'.' cvs wh.. 5 'fl yo.. 5.5 I' ? 3 I 5 Q ' JN 6 I 1 5 ! f i QM ' f ALITY kalfw 5 5 w' i I I Q OF THE i 3 E 9 5 2 VIRCHN e Q 4 9 E Q 5 'Q Y Q I F 2 MAR 2 Q . 606QQKQ .'.l"... fi ' o Q6 5' 2 5" Q '.. l is ....l.- Q! 383 N- fxxxu-hs 99 ivxps lgxQx'3x" fiillihhi ELMATA E CX! 1954 fg?' odality of the Blessed Virgin Mary Pi-eject. CLAUDIA M. FLEMING Vice-Preferf. CLARIZ C. DUGAN Serreftzry, CLAIRE M. GR1zooRY Tre.z.wn'er, BRATRICR G. SMITH NSPIRED by the activities of the Sodality in former years, this society has progressed to such an extent, that today it is one of the most imporant organizations of the College. If one were to consider this fact, it would not seem so extraordinary. Since Our Lady is the patroness of this, Our Alma Mater, it is altogether fitting that we show her all due respect and reverence, and no better way can be found than by being faithful Sodalists, that our characters may be cast in the mold of her virtues. Our Reverend Director has given the benefit of his time and experience, and to this may be attributed a great deal of the success of the Sodality. Each week an activity meeting is held, at which the heads of the various departments preside in their turns. In this way, new zest and interest is added to the meetings. A Major meeting is held quarterly, at which we have the pleasure of hearing some guest speaker. These Major Sodality meetings are preceded by an entertainment, consisting of acts put on by "home talent," which draws freely upon the material ldeveloped in classes of public speaking and literature. To the Spiritual Director, Sister Director and Prefect, goes the credit for the making of this society into such a vital and important part of our extra-curricular life. As a htting conclusion to the Sodality activities of the year, the simple but impressive induc- tion and reception of new members is held in Marys own month-May. Out last impression is thus a beautiful one, and includes the assurance that others are enrolled and take up the work where we lay it down. Our parting thought is an aspiration: "Our Lady of the Elms, pray for us." v- F - 70 Q., 19:54 ,, Y '-4', f'V5xvN , - E nll' L ' kk jj ll Q Jiktsx shut' 2 1 I pk. I j M S. Jyk QQ M' N- .2 J .dx 'Lucca mfg-it 6 2 ws 1 4 Id! lik'-E f l! kgs! f 7,41 UCI!! V217 3 ,v X ' -a The Junior Prom Genera! Clminmzn: CLARA M. MOYNAHAN Ex-0jjHrio: GRACE M. COLLINS Mzuir: PATRICIA COLLINS Przlromx ALICE HANAN Tirketf: ROsE O'KEEFE Rerepfiom EILEIEN LARKIN Programs: EDNA WOOD Supper: MARY LYNN Deromtiozzr- FLORENCE FORTIN Pllbfffffyi MARY CLANCY Our junior Prom! How we had looked forward to it with mingled hope and fear. We were to be the first class to use the Gym for a Prom, and we were just the tiniest bit worried about the result. The long-awaited hour came, and the result wasAO, so satis- factory! The color scheme of black and silver-the gaily-colored toy balloons-the music, the soft and soothing blend of light and shadow-a magic hour straight from fairyland. Can we of '34 forget it? The Senior Prom General Chairnzmz: GRACE M. COLLINS EX-Omt'f0.' MARY W. SULLIVAN Mufir: MARGARET BERGER Tifke1r:GERTRUDE FLANNERY Decorfziionfx EDNA WOOD Pr0gmmr.' BEATRICE SMITH Pan-om and Publicity: FLORENCE FORTIN SIIPPEIZ' EILEEN LARKIN Though beckoning from the not far-distant future, the Senior Prom is still a matter of speculation. There is now no region unexplored to give us pause or anxiety. Using the junior Prom as our criterion, we hope to make our Senior Prom an even more significant note upon our college calendar, the crowning social triumph of our Com- mencement. 73 5'- ELMATA E txt 193425 The Silver Bridge OT only has the Silver Bridge Party the foremost place annually in the social calendar of the Sodality, but it has also the distinction of always proving itself a most suc- cessful and enjoyable affair. This year's Silver Bridge was even gayer than its predecessors, due to the hospitality of the attractively decorated "gym" and the cordiality of all "Elmites," delighted with the opportunity to play hostess to their parents and friends. Much of the credit for the decided success of the party goes to Grace Collins for her skillful management of all details. Dainty cakes and tea followed the completion of play, and the orchestra delighted the guests by rendering several selections. Elms' Night HF reception to the timid but not timorous Freshmen auspiciously ushered in an active and varied social season. By candlelight we nibbled at the dainties fur- nished through the efforts of the paragon among generous classes, the Seniors of '3-l. After the repast, the "Elmer's" retired to the Gym, where general dancing was enjoyed. The Freshmen regaled all with their reasons for coming to college, and the Seniors impressed the gathering by unbending and relaxing until their well-known dignity had been melted down into geniality. Freshmen who felt sure they would never feel at home with Seniors, were chatting and gamboling and reminiscing with them like long lost sisters, "Elms Night" always brings two glorious consummations: the Freshmen forget their freshness and the Seniors lay aside their dignity. The rafters of dining hall and gym ring with the sounding hilarity that results. The next issue of the Standard Dictionary should make "Elms Night" a synonym for revelry unconfined, a good fel- lowship that recognizes no frontiers of class. 74 L ' ,K 1934 7,,J-EF' X ' -sc The Christmas Party F course at Christmas time we are all looking forward to going home for that longed-for vacation, but not before "the" Christmas party. There have been many pleasant traditions established at our Alma Mater, and not the least pleasant of them is the annual Musical Clubs and Sodality Christmas Party. The party is sponsored by the Sodality, whose especial patroness is the Blessed Virgin and it is fitting that we should honor her Divine Babe at His own season of the year. This year, according to custom, the party was held in the beautiful foyer of the Administration building. From the balcony the Glee Club sent forth their appropriate selections and the entire gathering joined in the singing of the "Venite, Adoremusf' The proverbial Christmas tree had been set up in front of the lireplace, and of course it was attractively decorated. It proved a perfect setting for our new, but no less jovial, Santa Claus-Ruth Hanan. Each and everyone received a gift from Santa. No party is complete without refreshments, so the gathering withdrew to the dining hall where a tasty Christmas luncheon was served. All in all, the party proved a fitting climax to our last nights stay at school before embarking for the Noel. The SophomorefSenior Party N the evening of October 28th, the eve of our Cap and Gown Sunday, our Sister class, of '56, gave a Barn dance in our honor. With the gym doing its best to look like a barn in dim candlelight, we all arrived in costumes which alone were sufficient to provoke much mirth. Such costumes! . . . There were fairies and ghosts, gypsies, spirits of '76 and spirits of the late 18005-representing all ages up to a quarter of a century ago. And the games! We hadn't had as much fun since grand- pap died! As usual, doughnuts were indulged in, with Catherine Gannon taking the prize as "most prodigious doughnut eater." Prizes were given for costumes, that for the best looking costume being awarded to Mary Clifford, '36, that for the most original to Dorothy Dowd, '35, and that for the funniest to Dorothy Wfildman, '37. Refreshments were served and then, to the horror of '34, Kathleen McDermott told our fortunes. Each senior was awarded a gift, such as memo-pads, mirrors, pianos, etc. Later on, midst much hilarity, dancing was enjoyed through the efforts of our most gracious escorts of the class of '36. 75 Q cg 193425 'ETEMSETZ MotherfDaughter Tea HE Mother-Daughter Tea was held on the 12th of May, this year, and it brought to a pleasant close the social season of the Sodality. During the course of the afternoon, games of bridge and whist were enjoyed, and a prize was awarded to the holder of the highest score. The girls and their mothers were entertained in the auditorium by a pro- gram which consisted of selections by the Glee Club, a violin solo, the "Ave Maria" by Miss Frances Hardiman, a poem, "Mother" given by Miss Teresa Corbeille, and the presentation of a one act play, "Sardines," which last kept its audience in gales of laughter from start to finish. After the entertainment, the guests repaired to the gymnasium, where light re- freshments were enjoyed. The general opinion at the end of the after- noon was that the party had been "the very nicest ever." The Annual Reception N the evening of May 15th, thirty Freshmen were admitted to the ranks of the Sodality. In a solemn and impressive ceremony they gave their pledge of fidelity to the Blessed Mother of God, promising allegiance to Her in things great and small. The occasion brought to a dignified conclusion a most successful Sodality year. 1954: ... - .,- I7 CN f? . 1 I I fflzf , .3 :+ff :E .rg .4 - , f 1 .135 'S , f If f f lm, 5 ' I Z 1 . J ' ' sf Ci? 45 L. K-fgfff-fXji.D :ggi t , 5 -3,,,ff4 acT and cmcy - LMA . B. cXE1934TA,, emu' .........,........w -fd T V ' I .4 I ...F vi ..... .... .M in 1 Elmata Staff Direcftary Edimr-irz-Cl7icf.' ELEANOR F. PMR ,'iIIf1fi.1fv Edimfw BFATRICF SMITH, CATIIIQRINP CIANNON. GRACE COLLINS, GFRTRIIDI2 FLANNERY, IXLKIKGARFT BFRGER, EDNA WOOD Aff Edimf Hzmmr Edilor Avvivhznl Humor' Editor' FLORFNL1? FURTIN IYIARY SULLIVAN CLAUDIA FLEMING Iizzvnzew Jlgzmzger A,I,IiI1I1nf Blllfflfkk Aillmzgcrf Charm Hf.fff!1'fLIlZ ALICE HANAN CLAUIJIA FLEMING, PATRICIA COLLINS EILEEN LARKIN 78 ' ,X 1934 ,, - -' ,Jl3??lA,, Why a Class Book? HE excitement attendant upon the hours of Commencement is never long-endur- ing. True, we look back upon the eventful day with thoughts half-sorrowful, and wholly tender and proud. Yet when we leave the portals of our Alma Mater. when the coveted degree is won, what is there left to us of college days but memories? Memories, and, most dear to the heart of every college graduate, the Senior Class Book. As the years go by and the memories dim in the course of time we take it from its hon- ored place on the bookshelf and with many a smile and a tear re-live the four years we spent seriously and yet joyfully fitting ourselves for the future. We smile at the play on words executed by the class wit in a desperate effort to divert the thoughts of the professor of French. Our eyes are blurred with tears as we come upon the picture of a classmate who has, since those happy days, left us for the Great Beyond. The "why" of a Classbook? If only to preserve for every college student, girl or boy, the light-hearted days which glide along so quickly while one is living them: Lifes lasting proof, life's documentary evidence that college days were what we never believed them to be-our happiest moments on earth. ELMATA 79 I ,.- - ,?- " '- ELMATA. .. 61954 kj Senior Thoughts " LITTLE THINGS " Life is made up of little things. Its joys, its hurts all come from little things. A sigh, an impatient shrug of the shoulder, and someones happiness is dashed upon the rocks of disillusion. A word of praise, and someones heart leaps with the joy and zest of living. It costs so little effort to be generous. A smile, a kindly word are given just as quickly as a shrug or sneer. How vast a vale of difference is there between every tear and smile! Would not this world of ours be a much happier place if we would bridge the gap with pleasantness? A THE GARDEN Softly, gently did I tread the garden path, fearful lest my entrance there might rob it of its tranquil peace and beauty. Beauty, did I say? Ah, yes, I had expected beauty-but not this sheer, this exquisite enchantment! Spun gold, and tender green and crimson nodding in the breeze, the spice of lavender, the fragrance of verbena, rain- bow tints that shifted in the crystal of the dew-drops, brilliant wings swift-flashing through a lattice-work of green, and, a crowning glory, eager fingers of the sunlight soft- caressing every bud and blossom. I gazed and gazed, lost in an ecstasy of wonder. "How wonderful it is!", I sighed, and then my heart throbbed with a rush of quiet joy. Gladly I breathed the happy thought, "And my life, too, can be a garden." 80 ' ,X 1934 74?-' ,a El'3f:?lA Dr. Paulding SHAKrssPnARig INSTITUTIL HUSH, a breathless silence hung over the crowded audi- torium. On the stage, the aged Lear laid bare his heart- break, as he gazed on the lifeless body of Cordelia . . . A pause . . . The actors work was done, and, after a brief moment, the auditorium rang with the applause which had been called forth by the recognition of true artistry. Through ten consecutive plays of that master dramatisr, William Shakespeare, the master interpreter, on a stage free of any settings, had called to life again the immortal characters of the Bard of Avon. The actor was a man well-known to us as students. We- the older ones at least-remembered with the greatest pleasure his "Richelieu," and the unforgettable humor of his interpretation of those two Sheridan classics, "The Rivals" and "The School for Scandal." We knew from other years some measure of the enjoy- ment that was in store for us, but no one of us could realize to just what extent our hearts would be moved or our senses swayed by the subtle workings of his talent. In the announcement which he made at the closing of his series, Dr. Paulding told us that there had been nothing through- out the course to mar its serenity. We, the privileged audience, should in our hearts have risen one and all in gratitude for "a true delight, ten times repeated." One of the regrets at commence- ment will be that we may miss his next annual series. lZ ' ?- X ,...... ..i,JsLse52An -56 tEl6'?.9,'A ,, The Cpening of the Library NE day in early january, we read the long-awaited notice on the bulletin board. At last, we were to have the use of our College Library. Ever since the new Liberal Arts building of the College was opened for daily use, those in charge had been at work collecting all that was worthwhile in literature. The result of their efforts is a library of which we can be justly proud. All of its shelves are not as complete, of course, as they will be in the future, but as they stand, we, as students, can find plenty of material on them. Under the capable administration of our librarian, there is no reason why we should not continue to be proud of the lovely room in our midst which houses the personalities of the great, the messages of the past, the inspiration of the "greatness that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome" and the glory that was the Christian Ages. sa tx 1934 19 izknsalirs ME Qur Lecturers NE of the most delightful surprises offered us in Senior Year was the unexpected appearance in our midst of Dr. Rose Walsh, Directress of Dramatic Art at Mary- grove College, who gave us Sierra's "Kingdom of God" in an interpretation unforgettable in its gracious charm and wondrous versatility. The month of March brought us Father Bernard R. Hubbard, the "Glacier Priest." Father Hubbard entertained us with a witty'and instructive lecture on Alaska. This he accompanied by pictures which were a triumph of colored photography. They visualized actual scenes of his scientific researches in the so-called "frozen North." lt was comfort- ing to hear that Alaska isn't any colder than was this year's March throughout New Eng- land. It was also comforting to hear that he would return next year. Dr. Pauldings rerurn to the College, which also occurred in March, was greeted with delight and enthusiasm: this time in a benefit recital in which the gifted scholar of dramatics generously offered his services. He gave us Calderon's, "The Mighty Magi- cianf' His masterly interpretation immortalized again the work of the Spanish master, and made the conversion and martyrdom of St. Cyprian a vivid part of our Senior recol- lections. May we be guests of Alma Mater when they, our lecturers, return. e- -' ,tEl13??lA,, Q xz GJ X Q L ,A fa 'W in A fr X ?f J v gy if ' if ES X fif1! lg 3 J, .5f.....u 45511 .Z 'Elly ' Smiles From the Classroom 1. "Hold your QA-jmen longer." 2. "You go down on tibi" QT. BQ. 5. "Are there any sisters on the floor?" -1. "When you get an opportunity, take a book of Plutarch's lives." H 5. After Christmas we'll have heat." 6. "We start with Ignorance." 7. "A fresh paragraph." 8. "Make your 'Good Nights' short." 9. Dash at the end of this line-" 10. "We'll finish the amoeba today." 11. "Remember the Major." 12. If a person puts his head for 'hersf we insertj under a blanket he won't hear a bell." 13. Run up the shades, please." 14. "The size of U is to the size of B" QBeaj. 15. If you were in a normal class." 16. "We shall study 'habit' formation." 17. "Une lettre de plus ou de 'moins ne fait rien entre deux amisf' 18. "Pass out quietly."-Any exam. 19. "Leave my figure on the board." 20. Now all say 'O Father' together."-Introduction of a quiz. 21. "Thoughts, sensations and affections change." 22. O'I.eary Hall is in a magnetic field and that is perhaps the reason why you receive more shocks over there than anywhere else." 23. Note-In giving the metaphysical proof for a certain question in apologetics, "Take a young man out under a sky studded with stars." t- - -1 . 86 ELMATA '1""-J 19347,?' x- -- ELM-ATA The Agonies of Ural Expression fX MoNDAY . . . 8.30 A. M. "I have to speak," the damsel said, "on Thursday of this week. And I just hate the thoughts of it! I feel like such ll freak! I'm not quite sure yet whether I'll take poetry or prose, But anyway they'll giggle in the first two rows." TUESDAY . . .LSO P. M. "I've looked thru fully seven books and havent found L1 thing. Wisli I had mumps or measles, or my jaw was in a sling! I'll simply have to find a piece right after my last classe Though it's no use for me to try,-why, I won't even pass!" WEDNESDAY . . .7.00 P. M. "Of course, I would Choose Emerson, though why I'll never know. It's Literature, but it gets drier every line you go. Some parts will stick and some just won't, no matter how I try. Welleif worse comes to worst I'll pull a faint, or cry." THURSDAY . . . 12.30 P. M. "I spoke . . . of course they giggled in the first two rows! And I looked out the window, or stared down at my toes. The verdict was 'Are you afraid we'll bite you, or just shy? We'll have another try, next weekf I can't imagine why." Effglilk A "iiM5k I-Iow Elma Won the Popularity Contest 6.55 A. 7.10 A. 7.50 A 8,46 A. 9.20 A. 10.00 A M. M M M M. M .1 10.50 A. M. 12.10 P. M. 12.45 P. M. 1.15 P. M. 1.31 P. M. 1.55 P. M. 2.50 P. M. 3.20 P. M. 3.35 P. M. 5.05 P. M 6.00 P. M 6.45 P. M. 7.26 P. M 8.00 to 9.15 9.30 P. M. 10.01 P. M. 10.03 P. M. "The morning air is the best remedy for a headache. Go over to Mass." Elma arrives at Mass and makes her way to the First pew to the accompaniment of the words "Orate, Fratresf' "And where are your cuffs?" "Have you a slip from the ohLice?" So you can improve on Miss Rowlands Methods ?" "Take this front seat. I'll have discipline first and good-will afterwards." "Give me a repetition of what we were studying in the last class." "You must have done twelve experiments by the next Lab. period." "If I hear any more of that, I'll dismiss you from the dining room." "You have a 'special' in the office." "Coats off. Elma, leave the room and dress outside." "What's the answer to that problem?" "Give me a summary of the last two acts of Richard II." "No mail for you." Asking permission to go to Chicopee. "And where are you now ?" "You are supposed to be studying now." "Report to the otlice. You were late and have no permission to come to the table." In the corridor-"Whistling girls and cackling hens." "The bell has rung for study." A period of study? Quiet? Rest? "Take your proper place." "Prayers" "It's after 10. Lights should be out." End of quote! Elma takes the well-known cake. 88 Xl - ELMATA -gi 1954 I?-" v L L- -- ELMATA Elmology THESIS 79 Latin students should travel by pony according to the universal consent of collegians. Expl.111.1fiwz.' By Lfzlizz is meant that language which is not English, not French, not Spanish, not Greek. Szzbjeflire Latin-Nego Suppositum. Objerfire Lafm-Odes, Epodes, Satires, Epistles, etc, Tmrel-Denotes progress, advancement4fSpeed Limit: Sill. Pwzy-An irrational material object that trots-for some! Uzzirerml Cmzrenl-All except grinds agree. Adl'67'5:1l'fE.f-Pf0fCSSOI'S, Pocketbooks, and Orals! PROOF- Przrf 1- By pony one advances or travels. But a Latin student must advance or travel. Therefore, a Latin student must use a pony. ilI.zjm'.' We don't major-or we do nothing but! Minor: If a Latin student fails to advance she never fails to travel. Part I1- This thesis may also be proved from the standpoint of the rational law. Prtoo F- A student who studies Latin without a pony gets nowhere. Bur getting nowhere is contrary to the rational law. Therefore, long live ponies. Difrzrltier-We fail to see any! ?QM5.5L! - L3-16 El'5":94"Ar,, An lneiclent in 21 Flemish Camp Up there in the land of the lflemizzgr, Where Klan C stayed for the night And built a sheltering fort in the snow As L1 safeguard from cold and from fright, We chanced to meet an old blackfmith A tremblymz in han' an in footg "Who'll help chopme wood for my tire? There's a perk of good food and to boot." 'Twas Mar, our McManus who shouted, "Sure, my man, it's a pleasure indeedg The axe sure tis' Collin me ever As a lark in the old southern meadef' Then 1x'l0ylIdl7i1Il swept from the snowstorm All bundled in Fltzmzerie Clothesg "Come on, let's get warm in your hut, sir, These ice bergerr chillin' my toes." Come on, Sully. imzquish the chill winds, See, Gizzzmnz, pile logs in the grateg It's heat we demand and we'll have itg O. Keefe. now the hut's roseate. x-- ---- -- f "A Mortifying Mistake" I studied my Physics over and over And backwards and forwards, too, But I couldn't remember a single rule And I didn't know wha! to do! 'Til Sister told me to go to the "Lab" And not to bother my head- "If you do an experiment twice a week You'll learn it by heartf' she said. So I started the terrible "Inclined Plane," Though I thought 'twas a dreadful crime To be standing there filling a car with weights- It seemed such a waste of time! And I weighed, and recorded, and measured, too A million times, till I felt Like a sailor tossed on a stormy sea And minus a safety belt! In June, when the dreaded professor Who reads the marks aloud Said, "Now for the Senior Physics Class My head in anguish bowedg But my courage returned, and I smothered a groan, And lifted my "caput" at lasty With a gleam in his eye, he remarked with a sigh, "And all the Seniors passed l" g- r ?- Cut Song Sheet Yoifzfe Grit EI'EI'j'fh7ilIs,QU Affer SIIIILIOIVIIH Danring Lady" The Tonrh of Yfnn' I-II1nfl" She RPIIITIILXJ' Me of Yon" Anmng My SUllI'8I1lI',fH Dem' Lillie Girl of Mine" Hapfigy IIT fha Day if Lnn'g" Doing fhe Ufitnzvn Lfi11'ilfi1i'ii' Spin L1 Lillie Uneh uf DreI1ni,I" Annie Df1e5n'l Lire Here Any UHh7i.fflilI'Q in fhe Dari" lVe'll Bnilil 11 Liflle HfIIll?" 1 Fa' Drilwn Iznil Gu B ffff in" D6.Yl'QlI I-'rn' Living" l'll Be Ilzithfiilu ' Bahy line" For Yum' lV'nmleI'f1il Smile An iVII1i'gie" More" O Vfhizl In Ynll l..8f',f Go plclfiif and Do Th7iIIg.I'H The One Girl" llvhal If There To Say" One Miniile In One" When Shall Une Meer Again" 92 OUR SCHEDULE BIZD, FRESHMAN YEAR MARX' CLANCY EDNA WOOD GIERTRITDIZ FLANNIQRY EILEIEN LARKIN ELIEANOR PECK MARX' LYNN LLARA MIJYNAHAN BIIATRICIT SMITH CLAUDIA FLEMINC CATHERINE GANNIWN MARILARET BIERGER PATRICIA COLLINS ROSE O'KIil2FE FLORENCE FORTIN MARY SULLIVAN GRACE COLLINS MARVIORIE MCMANLTS ALICE HANAN ELMA IN AN ORAL THE PROM AFTER JUNE 11 EI-MATA 1.::1:71?': ' fc El'3lEi5lA,, "Des Souvenirs" Awkward transportation, and retransportation, of sleeping apparatus from Room 9 to Freshman dorm. Catherine and Claudia were at either extremity, and Eileen supported the aforesaid apparatus, although wholly removed from view. The object was to escape the bitter cold, but they ran into a blizzard, to the delight of their elders and betters. "Campused Indennitelyn verdict returned at 10.05 P. M. in the Sophomore dorm. It was a happy week--for neglected laundries. "Garabaldi," a small but mighty creature who forced upon us such firearms as flat-irons, brooms, slippers, rulers, and then in our absence laid down and died by a trap. Disciplinarians objections to a late Sunday evening study period. After that memorable night "Everready" wasn't ready any more-and isn't yet. Animated towels, soap cases and other essentials which just up and disappear. Many say "Ivory floats" but we say "Ivory drifts away." When the big bad wolf howled, one Sunday evening after lights. Our hunger was about to be satiated by the thoughtfulness of a foresighted individual, when light was introduced on the subjects and object. "Face to Face." Two gay promenaders, in january, 1935, with escorts, stalled between floors, but were given a lift. The time we longed to be at O. L. E. in our black and white. We were Sophomores, in Springfield, on a Wednesdzty afternoon at 5.50 P. M. The first oral expression classes in which Mary Lynn couldn't stop the "Leak in the Dikeu and Catherine Gannon became the "Highwayman." In those days we applauded. Five Seniors begged for permission to go to Physics Lecture, but were refused. Reason-two minutes late. The court jesters, the delegates from Easthampton, were having ditiiculty with their crazy bones in Philosophy of History. How do you like your new seats? The long dithcult journey to the bottom of the waste paper basket, where your note- book calmly reposes. Two girls fsame height and inseparablej who refrained from appearing in school, and the same morning chiselled a ride from the Vice-President. The blue effect of three or four uniforms Freshman year. During Freshman Retreat the girl in Room 8 broke her lamp and her silence. 93 ,1?- '-'-Er'.!EA5.l.lx ' " '34ls" Tastes in Literature "Vanity Fair"4Any "Prom," "Tanglewood Tales"-Thinking up excuses in the Olhce. "The Purloined Letternfln Physics Class. Pride and Prejudice"-The Seniors. The Comedy of Errors"-Exams. "The Old Curiosity Shop"-That famous wastebasket. "Paul and Virginia"-Methods and Logic. The Black Arrow"-A corrected theme. The Childrens I-IOur"gSupervised Study. "Paradise Lost"-Campused lndefinitely. "The School for Scandal"-The Browsing Room. "The Gold Bug"-Class Treasurers. The Divine Comedy"fThat Physics Episode-but the laugh was on us! The Sketch Book"-Any Seniors Philosophy books. -. Only Yesterday"-Wfe were "Frosh." Kand Kounter Love Nest MARGARET BEROER Peppermint Patty MARY CLANCY Amos 'n' Andy A Butterfinger Mild and Mellow Lustre-Mints Baby Ruth Big Banker Double Snickers Whiz Bang Bit o' Honey Dreams Tasty Yeast O, Henry Social Whirls Bon-bons Mixed Nuts GRACE COLLINS AND ELEANOR PECK PATRICIA COLLINS GERTRLIDE FLANNERY CATHERINE GANNON ALICE HANAN EILEEN LARKIN MARY LYNN AND CLALIDIA FLEMING MARJORIE McMANUs FLORENCE FORTIN ROSE O'KEEFE BEATRICE SMITH MARY SULLIVAN EDNA WOOD CLARA MOYNAHAN THE WHOLE CLASS LMATA w - E ,X 1954 ,, 1 4 1 1,- rl, af' ' 1' , 41 , "4 2 J! ,I- 1? ,,, V ' I i . 1 1,1 J ! J 2' yl' 'Ji i-Q' 'V all I. J 4'! ff? 4 . ffm, x J C . N' x 4 A N I A Q 4 X N I X X l .. I gi, A K f l 7N'fY6YoxXX4S ' , ,-- - "A-,l1-.g-T M" ' ' -i11......, .-,-l 1115, .l.il,,,.., FI ALE As we ring down the final curtain on our student days, we wish to close this record of them with a prayer. We pray that God may endow us with the strength and good-will to bear the banner of our college triumpharitly on high until our efforts and achievements add a bright chapter to the story of Alma Mater's educational attainments. NFl- GREETINGS and GQDSPEED from The Class of 1935 +- f---- -:gl-X i-1 -4:f35iZT""Ti2lEE2: 1.-1 Best Wishes of the Sister Class 1936 w 'E5iE2SL..1,425Q2?:f-' - ?:i -l...-.-.lA Compliments of The Class of 1937 X '1q A Q JNO AWM L DONOHUE, ARCHITECT Y i Q , Q SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS Cf QE.. 14 Springyqelcfs Most Friendly Hotel Home of the Tourist and Commercial Traveler DINING Room and ACAFETERIA UNEXCELLED Rooms When in Springfield make the Clinton Hotel your home THOMAS KELLY, Manager 'ii e a a 6 -Tic-X 4 -if NJ The Electric Power required at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, for light and other purposes, is furnished hy the Municipal Electric Light Department of the City of Chicopee. '23 Municipal Electric Light Board, JOSEPH A. SAULINER, Chairman DR. 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Compliments of A F R I E N D P71 18 CN rj ZKITELQ FR.-XTERXITY. COLLEGE .md Cl.-XSS -IEXYELRY F L 0'f:r" " ' "" "z: .-Xwnoz. .swzcrzrs I .. .-. e . - L lpikyvyzsag v -1-.-' -.xx fem cuz' 7: fu: Ss"'fl."' .ani f:..r:::' Class: .- -g, X,I,,,,, t. ,, , . .-x ks-..,,- T- .vm gay- J' iz' 3'-"Q L G. BALEOER COMP.-XXY Manzgfzqnztzrzg fewelz-:S .mi Scumozxers A L L JSFORO. M.-XR4. The National Libmry' Bindery Co ffl Fark Street XY..-'st Sprmgeli. Mass. in library' and School Book Binding ane McDonough I-'ROCKS and CO.-XTS of Indivirluality and Charm l':lC1'L'.lU'lClR lflt'x'fl'lCgIl Corp, Uvntmcfing .mtl Supplies ll:l:pl'wLu' ,' C4-Q .' N: lNx Qglt Sttwt Sprzmgtwltl, Xldaa QANQ N CIQQQ-41 XL li x'x"ms."" fxlicu. "' 'navel X lx U l X'i":lOlES:Xl': XY? RE l'Xll Ev: E".x'Ll!Q'2 lk-luxvtx Scrum Call WEEKS' CRE.-XMERY lXk'. lisl kNE'Lt'x'Z'xY' '.+O'7 l-rl SL'lLL!gflCltl f N4-I5 , . N Y' K' X Gull- '.L"!C'!.J U1 M.-USUN NY 'OOlWNYORTll Blfillllll Falun Fl: Fudge Sr. Springtit-lol. 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SHEEHAN Terraplane and Hudson Cars Flonst 136 STATE STREET Compliments of Compliments of GLNWOOD PHARMACY I DAVUTS DRUG STORE HOLYOKE Compliments of CO'fTlpll'nl.e7lfS of F. W. McGrath Oil Company Millineyy 275 MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE LYONS' FILLING STATION Compliments of 1407 WESTFIELD ST. WEST SPRINGFIELD FERRIS BROS. DAVID MCCOSKER, Inc. GRISE SL GQDEK OSAGE MU-L5 PETER J. GODEK, Prop. Complete Ouff'-IICETS to the Sisterhood WHOLESALE SHOES - GENTS FURNISHINGS Ph BA 'Clay 7 lag? 70 Park Place, New York 28 CENTER STREET Compliments of 1 C0T7I?liT511fS Of Wa ter . teen, Pres. HEGY'S, IUC' UNITED SHOE and REPAIR co. Cleanem and DNQTS l2exlxgf,'.fllt'S'5Ecl.f'T?11Q'fff vi 20 CN ' rj ...icf N3 H Compliments of MOTHER OF SORROWS' LAYMAN'S RETREET LEAGUE Compliments of A F RI E N D Compliments of J. P. 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