Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

 - Class of 1936

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In prayerful, grateful memory, therefore, the Class of 1936 reverently dedicates this, our Elmata, to our beloved Vice-President of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, RIGHT REVEREND PATRICK F. DOYLE. To His Excellency of Springfield Uhr Must illrurrenh Efhnman Marg Llblvarg, EB. HESE lines, our most beloved President, are I all too short to express to you our love and gratitude, as we leave these beautiful halls of learning. For four years, they have been open wide to us, and we know that your patronage has made this possible. Blind and groping for truth, we came to Our Lady's College. We go forth with head erect, vision clear, and footstep firm, ready to meet the worldg for we have built in our minds and hearts- thanks to our Most Reverend Exemplar-bulwarks of truth and learning against the deceptions, hard- ships, and cruelties of life. At this moment, we cannot fully realize the value of our four years of scholastic achievements. May our future lives prove our appreciation and gratitude. Therefore, dear friend and adviser, accept now our humble words of love and honor. May God grant that we, the graduates of 1936, be worthy of you and of our Alma Mater in the years to come. mf 'A 3 'llc ,av f Nf.,,.,.s, 4. .O . ' s --rr.,-asm 3 . 1 1. 'll Q gm - I 'gig 3 fe 'U' ll ' , ii fr g 5 V ' ' al' T f 'fr ii - rrfrfarrfrf Q ga LmATA'Z15 Prelude O Highest Heav'n, Come help us sing Our songs of golden days! List, while like echoes of a harp We chant our joyous lays Of lessons learned, of friendships true, Of memories we hold, And gently weave about them all A wreath of green and gold. Guide, now, our pens, that here may he On every written page, A cherished gem, for all to see, A lasting memory. on en S I CAMPUS FACULTY CLASSES CLUBS ACTIVITIES LITERARY HUMOR ADVERTISEMENTS Prinlivlg Z BIBLE-PLIMPTON COMPANY ' 'F1E1.u, Aus I E glazing umlA1t II L 1,1 SPRINGFIELD PHOTO ENGRAVING COMPANY SPRINGFI-ELD, IMASSAC L ILT S OUR LADY OF THE ELMS as "Y, 2' Q. 'sf 2, .. QS LMATATQ5 To the Faculty 'V OR you, who have guided our stumbling AH feet along the dark pathways of knowl- edge, whose words of wisdom have brought us into ways of truth and light, whose prayers have helped us in our adversities, who have comforted us in our sorrows, and who have rejoiced with us in our successes, whose acts of love and lives of faith have been pat- terns by which we have striven to fashion our own, we find no adequate expressions of grati- tude and affection. Our joys have been your joysg our sorrows, your sorrows. Oft have we tried your patience by carelessness or neglectg oft have we hurt you by word or actg now we realize that we can never repay our debt to you. To say farewell is an unwelcome taskg but it is made easier by the confident assurance that the warmth and glow of your love and wisdom will accompany us on our way. May God shed his blessing on you, and on our beloved college. LMATAEIQ illvn. JI. Alfrrh Kaur, Mil. Ps.. Qllpaplaiu l'lCUl"l'ISSUlC, UI" IUSLIHIUN LMATAYLVJ ZK1-u. Grurgr Ps. Simi, SLGUB., ZHILE. PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY LMATA '36 illllian Idrannviir IH. 1Brru LIBRARIAN LMATPC55 M mins liuthrrinr Ifl. Kung. ES. 5. DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION LMATA'-1'i9 ,-qw-, ,fy 51.1 Senior Class Uficers Pre.fide111.- M155 VIVIANNIE E. WALLACE Ilfif-a-Pmvnlwzf.- MISS DQROTHY A. LUCAS Trelz.rm-er.- M155 KATHLEEN L. O'LEARY Sewleflza-y.' M155 MARGARET M, CANAVAN Clmw C,llljUI'l.' Blue and Silver. Cl.m Fluuu.' Yclluw Sweet Pea U81 LMATAKS ,ff gf RITA MARY BUCKLEY 167 DANIELS AVE., Pirrsritatp, MAss. "Bucky" .-R5 ,,,-4 "Her Voice UZIJ' erer .rofl und fuzz'- Afl excellerzl Ming in ll'0NlJI1.H XX'hen we, as Freshmen, assembled for the Hrst time, there was in our midst tl very quiet, shy and unassuming girl from the Berkshires. She said little but we felt that she was glad to meet us. When the bewilderment of those first few days had passed, to our surprise and joy, .1 new Rita emerged! A Rita who became the life of the party. Like a chameleon, she had changed color over night. We gave her the nickname of "Bucky", and elected her to entertain us with "ad pan- tomines." Quiet but novel in her humor, she attracted all by her lady-like manners and unpretentious bearing. We will remember "Bucky" for muchg but especially for her proficiency in the art of imita- tion. Clever as she was in this line, her own innate modesty and invincible shyness, kept her from appearing publicly in this character. Oh, she has appeared publicly-two years before the footlights in our College Play attest that, but not in humorous character. All during our years at O. L. E.. she has remained our staunch friend, an earnest student. and a splendid classmate. "Bucky", may life smile on you and give you as much joy and happiness as you have given us during our years at O. L. E. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4g College Play 5. 41 Lt Ceu'ft'F1.1f1t'.1ii 1, 2, 3, 45 Athletic Club 1, 2, 5, 4g Metaphysical Club 5g Social Action Cluh 1. 1197 LM ATA55 MARGARET MARY CANAVAN 52 ELMDALE ST., WEST SPMNGFIELD, MASS. "Margie" "Il"be11 tr friend a,vl2i'. lbere ii fm Im1zw'1'014'." As a student, Margie has always been conscientious and successfulg as a friend to all-most pleasant and kind. Though charmingly modern, she enjoys and revels in intercourse with the Latin ancients. Wliile many of us might have been tempted to understand the too well-known heroes of Latin literature through some medium, Margaret has ever been distinguished as one whose enviable gift it is to he capable of rightly interpreting the original. Nor was that field of endeavor alone the subject for her conquests. Witli Aristotle she was more than intimately familiarg as a biologist, she was very scrupulous, as a linguist-most adept, and as a friend she fulfills the requirements to an inlinitisimal degree. In Margaret the qualities of sincerity and jollity are delightfully combined to make her a thoroughly amicable, fun-loving companion in happiness, and a most comforting one in adverse circumstances. Kindly-she would never voluntarily place one at her disadvantage. Ever generous was she in her desire to aid the less-fortunate. Briefly, Margie has proved her ability to surmount scholastic obstacles and has shown her delight in participating in social activities. As we may gauge the future by the past, we feel justified in saying, "Margie, your success is assured." Sodality 1, 2, 5. 43 Class Secretary 43 Dramatic Club 1. 2, 5, 4g M. J. B. Debating Club 2, 5, 4g Le Ce:-cle Fftlllgllfj 1, 2, 5, 4g Athletic Association 1, 2, 5, 4g Glee Club lg Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club 4. C207 LMATAQS rf' MARY ANNE CLIFFORD 12 LINDEN ST., NORTHAMPTON, Mfxss. "U"idge" "Age rnnnot zviiber ber, nor furlom Jlrzle ber infzzile r'r1rie13." Widge, the inimitable, has the happy faculty of being different in the desired wily. Because of her enthusiasm, charm and capability, together with the infinite variety of her ideas, we are to be congratulated for having chosen her as General Chairman of our Senior Promenade. I-ler personality is delightful-combining affability, gay wit, and competency. In work, scholastic or social, she is indefatrable. Individual in design, swift in execution, Widge has been a source of wonder to more than a few in our class. In all things, she has an infallible sense of good taste and balance. Ever jolly. she has become a popular figure on the campus. In recreation, her merry laugh is contagious and keeps the class brimming with vitality and mirth. Too, 'tis she who can in study become the serious student solving a difficult problem. To science, and "la belle langue," she has always been partial, but never to the detriment of her other interests. She was always active and ever evident in extra- curricula functions. As a friend, she was ever trueg and as a comrade, invariably pleasant. It would be superfluous to wish Widge success, for from her true abilities and characteristics, we know it will be her destiny. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Class Secretary 5Q Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4g M. J. B. Debating Club 2, 3, 4, Secretary 5g Le Cercle Frrznffziir 1, 2, 3, -ig Athletic Association ' 1, 2, 3, 43 Metaphysical Club 3g Social Action Club -ig General Chairman of Senior Prom, Ring Committee 5, C213 LM ATA55 is ELIZABETH CONWAY 34 WEST Sr., GREENFIELD, MASS. 'llliff Cozzzvuj' "True and ,f!e.zdftz.f1 at the Norlbem Sltzrf' An earnest worker. an interested scholar and an ambitious young lady is our classmate from Greenfield. Elizabeth has traveled daily from her home to school. and even during the.blizzard of 35. her staunch self was recorded as present. Always quiet and unobtrusive. we never realized her unusual managing ability until her election as one uf the chairman of our big alumnae basketball game. She directed the evening most successfully with ease and tact. and presented the class an ample sum toward the Elmata. Ever faithful to activity. even in various classes at the mention of some current event or national issue. this student alvvays supplied some definite knowledge, and witty after-thought to make things more pleasant for her classmates. NX'e envy you your strong convictions. enjoy your clever anecdotes, and admire your zealous and unfaltering ambitions. May success be yours in every task, and happiness grace your path. God bless you. St,-dality 1. 2. 3, 4g Glee Club 11 Le Cerrle Fmnfair 1, 2, 3, 4g Metaphysical Club 5g Social Action Club 4. C225 S, - , LMATA ZQS DOROTHY RUTH CRUZE 121 HASTINGS ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. HDOI.. 5 J "So well .-'be .tried each .md ern'-i part." She answers to the name of Dot, sometimes to Cruzie. and her particular mood does not in the least conflict with whatever nickname some fair damsel deigns to dub her. Dot trod the length of Newbury Street each morning, and whether it be fair or foul, her cheery "Good Morning" never failed to echo in our study hall. Dot is a very versatile young lady. During her four years at the Elms. she proved her skill in many fields. Holding a leading place in scholastic endeavor, her opinions on questions of import were sought and valued by her classmates. Dorothy's talent as an actress was discovered in her Freshman year: and since then, her modest yet outstanding performances in dramatics have added to the general success of many a college play. Whenever an occasion called for a bit of verse. or there was a demand for a new class song. it was Dorothy who penned the lines. Her ability as a writer won for her the honor of Editor-in- Chief of our Year Book. The success of the Elmata is due in large measure to her untiring efforts. Looking back to our Freshman year. we see Dot struggling with a dilemma on a certain May night. It was her tirst appearance in the oratorical contest. but she took her place on the stage, and fought a victorious battle with the raging bull of "Quo Vadis." It was not her last victory. Dorothy, we know you have surmounted many a dirliculry these last four years. and we hope that they are but happy preludes to many greater and more glorious successes in the future. Class Vice-President 2: Dramatic Club 1. 2. 3. 4: College Play 2. 5. 4: M. J. B. Debating Club 1. 3. 4: Le Cerrle Fl'.1lIg'.li.f 1, 2, 3. -1: Athletic Association 1. 2. 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2. 3. -1: Double Quartette 3, -13 Metaphysical Club 3. Presi- dent: Social Action Club. Program Committee: Oratorical Contest 1. 4: Chairman of Ring Committee 5: Editor-in-Chief of Elmata. 1331 LM ATA55 CE 2, : ,Q ALICE CECILIA DONNELLAN ' 144 KING ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. . ,WE 1' I "CZw.I1'mI Ilfjbff' flyer riglaf, bn! merit trim Ibe mul," A bit of sophistication, a beautiful calm nature, a truly convincing manner, and a certain amount of poise,-these furnish the delightful personality of Alice. Al was the diplomat of our class. Many it time she has had a group of her classmates literally on the brink of conviction. Then a twinkle in her eye broke the spell, and they knew that Al was once more trying out her powers of persuasive oratory, mixing a little exaggeration to add Z1 little spice. Even at the beginning of her college course, we youthful Freshmen were so impressed by her poise and executive ability that we chose her to hold the reins of government, and to direct our uncertain steed over' rough ground of Freshman days, She proved successful in her office, and kept us on the road to the end. She welded our love for our new surroundings into a Fidelity that has grown stronger each year. Al played center on our class basketball team, and frequently she "got the jump" on her oncnt Alice may you pl-my "center" on all the fields of the future and reach high for the ball opp ' . , . . of success-more than that! May you always get it. Class President 11 Sodality 1. 2, 3, 4g Dramatic Club 1, 2, 5, 41 M. B. Debating i Club 1, 2, 5, Jig Le Cerrfe Fa'.I124'tIi,I 1, 2, 5, 41 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4g Metaphysical Club 5g Social Action Club 4g Publicity Manager 4. IZIM LMATAQS .fr MARGARET MAUREEN DRISCOLL 5' 170 ABBE Ava., SPRINGFIELD, Mass. va ,f "M, D." ""' f' we ' "U"bere .the mel rr irrrzrrger, fbere the lcfl 11 fl'f6lId." Margaret did not come to us: we came to her. Six years before the class of 1936 arrived at O. L. E., she knew the campus, as a student in the Academy: but we rejoice that she was here to welcome us, for we were the gainers. From the beginning she imbued us with her own enthusiasm for our college and its interests. Cheerful to help, willing to cooperate, efhcient to execute, and delightful to knowfthat is D." She carries joy wherever she goes, and has the unusual gift of passing this gladness on to those whom she meets. She loves life, and in the brightness of her smile, everyone else must share her love. We will long remember "M. D." for the many rides she furnished to Springfield or to any other point we wished to go. Her skill at the wheel is a class tradition. She was ever ready to pile a crowd into her car, and away they would go. north, south, east, or west as the "wind blew," As a business woman, she was unsurpassed. A clear mind, a sense of values. and real erhciency made her record as business manager of our Year Book unrivalled in the history of the College. Her charming personality made her approach to strangers easy and she left them always thinking as she thought. The business end of our Year Book, thanks to her management. is a success for which the class of 1936 owes Margaret a standing vote of thanks. We hope that life will deal with you pleasantly, D." and that the happiness you have brought the class of 1936 you will carry to your new fields of labor. Our prayer for you is one of thanksgiving for our good fortune in having you as a classmate,-"God bless you." Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 43 M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3. ,lg Le Cerrle Fmnfnir 1, 2, 3, -13 Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club -ig Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4g Ring Committee 31 Business Manager of Elmata. C253 LM ATAY25 CX., 'Ka - T i ELIZABETH MARIE FITZPATRICK 56 Mfxssfxsoir Sr., SPRINGFIELD, Mass. "Berry" s "Her zu! and grace vzzrpittted by none llzilzioned ber ffJt17':1f16'7', 11 Il'072dl'0IU one." Wlhen we saw her smile. we grew interestedg but when we heard her speak, we knew she belonged to the Class of 1956. From the start. we called her "Betty", and soon discovered that she was both brilliant and witty. We admired her courage when she told us that she would take both Spanish and Frenchg now we congratulate her for the wonderful record she has made in both subjects. Her scholastic rank is among the highest. To add to our admiration, in no time at all, we found that she had many other interests besides studies. If there's one thing a basketball team needs as much as players. it's supporters. We found an ardent one in Bettyg for we had but to mention a basketball game. and Betty was in the front row of spectators cheering our team to victoryl Wfhen it was a question of the Glee Club, Betty was always there with her strong alto voice. In addition to this. she was one of the leading members of our much praised Double Quartette. Whether an active participant or merely a spectator, she loyally supports all the activities of the college. In short. we can say she is an "all-round good scout." We will miss you. Betty. more than we realizeg but the years to come will be brighter because of the memory of your curly head. and brilliant smile as you uttered one of your witticisms or perhaps recited one of your famous "nursery-rhymes." If the world knows you as we have known you. it will love you. Success always and our love! Sodality 1. 2. 5, 43 Glee Club 2, 3. 4g Double Quartette 3, 4g Dramatic Club Z. 5, -ig College Play 5g Athletic Association 1. 2, 5, 43 Le Cercle Fmngair I, 2, 5. -1. President 4g La C0178 Cazfiellamz 1, 2, 3, 43 Metaphysical Club Vice-Pre5i- dent 31 Social Action Club 413 Ring Committee 3g Chairman Tickets and Publicity, junior Promg Chairman of Patrons. Senior Promg Humor Editor of "Elmata". C265 LMATAFS f PHILOMENE ALBERTINE GAGNE 25 HIGHLAND AVE., Lumow, Mass, "Phil" "Bom for .rlrrcerr ,rbe ,reemed IV'iIl9 grate to twin, rrilb 116.111 In lmld ll"ill1 .whining gifli 111.11 look .ill skier." The class of 1956 was especially privileged to have as one ot' its members, a girl who excelled not only in her studies but in everything she attempted. "She did all things well" may truly be said of "Phil", For all her years with us, she delved into each task she attempted with all the enthusiasm and powers she possessed. She put her whole self into each new undertaking, and always made it a success. But besides that serious, studious and efficient young lady, we came to know another "Phil". At all our social functions, her wit was brilliant. Proms were her delight. Punning was "Phil's" specialty. The unusual situations she would pick to spring a pun often startled usg but they always added a little more joy to our happy days. The time for work and the time for play were never confused in her mind. She entered whole-heartedly into both, but at the proper time. Many admired this trait in her character, who could not imitate it perfectly. As O. L. E. sends the class of 1936 out into the world ro win success, she can depend always upon this daughter to obtain it in helds of labor of which she can always be proud. XY'e wish you suicess, "Phil", but above success we wish you happinessg the happiness you brought ro our ran s. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, -lg College Play 2. 5. -13 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Double Quartette 3, 43 Orchestra 2. 3. 43 Le Cerrli' l:l.Il1g'.Ifl 1, 2, 3, el, Secretary 2, Vice-President 33 Metaphysical Club 51 Athletic Association 1. 2. 3, 4g Social Action Club Al. C275 LM ATA55 GX, CN' MADELINE ELIZABETH GARVEY 22 COCHRAN ST., CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. "Grace" "God marked ber mul, And left it fu!! of fendernefs divine." Wlien the Divine Sculptor took up the human clay that was destined to be our Madeline, He must have had a whimsical, tender smile on His lips. For as life was infused into her soul, He breathed with it all the qualities which He embodies in "Christian", Charity-she is the very essence of it. It is doubtful if she has evei been heard to speak harshly of anyone. Certainly we have never heard anyone speak harshly of her. The warm red blood of love for her fellow beings mingles each moment in her being with the "milk of human kindness," which is hers in super- abundant quantities. Her expressive eyes twinkle a gracious greeting to allg the lips laugh with youfnever at you. Altogether too many know her as the quiet, serious rather shy girl of the cap and gown. To them her classmates could present another Madeline-that delightfully enter- taining, gay comrade of ours, with an almost unique ability of making dry stories amusing, and funny ones side-splitting. Her loyalty to her school and to her class has been an inspiration to all who have been fortunate enough to know her. May the Hand of Him who carved her give her as lovely a future, as He did a character. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4g Le Cerrle Fmnfaiy 1, 2, 3, 43 Athletic Association -1, Metaphysical Club 3, Social Action Club 4, Glee Club 1, Z, 3, 41 Senior Prom Chairman of Tickets and Publicityg Assistant Business Manager of "EImata". f28l LMATA 16 CLAIRE GREGORY 1 INGLESIDE Ave., WORCESTISR, Mass, Hcldfjftlu dr y ' "Her rbtzmrfer ji to gretzt ,ii ber imelligeizceq Her ,tzncerizy ir eqmzlled wzlvy by ber ll'f3Ll,0Il1.l- With a rapid click of her heels, a snatch of a song on her lips, and a whirl of energy that left us speechless with admiration, the dark-eyed, smiling Claire danced into our midst-and, in- cidentally, into our hearts. In a surprisingly short time, her keen, clever mind established her in tl foremost position in the scholastic ranks of the class. But even before that, and this is more commendable, her generous, unselfish nature, supplemented by her unique capacity of remaining the same true-blue Claire, regardless of the situation, established her hrmly in our esteem. As much as we admire her amazing ability to do all things well, including completing next weeks assign- ments before the rest of us have tomorrow's done, in a still greater degree we admire those qualities in her which have made her a friend of each and every one of us. No day is dark and gloomy, when Claire is around. No matter what problem arises she's never too absorbed in her own affairs to lend a capable, helping hand. Were they able to speak, the walls of our classrooms could bear eloquent testimony of her intellectual expressionsejust as the "gym" could re-echo the stirring cheers of the College led by our spirited cheer leader. Best of luck Clarita! As part of the reward of our "Great Tomorrow" we hope for .in eternal association with your gay, gallant character, that knows not defeat, and meets "Dame Trouble" with a smile. Sodalityil, 2, 5, 4, Secretary Zg Dramatic Club 1, 2, 5, 43 Metaphysical Club 31 Social Action Club President 4, Liz Carre Ctuzelltzzztz 1, 2, 5, -1, becretary 2, President 5, 4, Assistant Humor Editor of Elmata. C299 JZMATAJS N, .1 milk x RUTH MARIE HANAN 20 DAVIS ST., HOLYOKE, Mass. "Tu fmze tm f1If6'l't.",l1fI2g perrmztilily if lo be lll2t'0l?,fl'fUIl,l'f-1' tl blermzgf' - XX'hen the Hanan family registered the fourth member in the Class of 1936, it became the obiect of our deep and sincere gratitude. For, in the four years that Ruth has been associated with us. she has proved her all-round excellence in everything she has undertaken. Tireless worker-her energy in class matters is as limitless as the bigness of her heart. Her supply of original ideas is paralleled only by her unique capability of carrying them out. A bit of a song-a flash of a smile -and a cheerful determination, to make the world a better place because she is in it, make up her day. That she succeeds admirably is manifested by the universality of her popularity with both faculty and students. The look of surprise with which she would greet that statement is a proof of her utter thoughtlessness of self. Her interests are wide and varied. Her name on any com- mittee assures the success of that group. Her influence as President of the Athletic Association has been the Chief factor in building up school spirit during her four years with us. In Ruth's lexicon, there's no such word as failure-that it may ever be thus is the sincere wish of her Classmates. Sodality 1. 2, 5, 4g Athletic Assocaition 1, 2, 5, 4, President 43 Metaphysical Club 53 Social Action -lg Dramatic 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 5, 4g Secretary 2. C505 LMATA 23 MARY VERONICA HARRINGTON 248 WALNUT Sr., HOLYOKE, MAss. is "A blue eye ir iz :rue eye." Through her four years of college life, we have never known Mary to be anything but the cheerful and lovable girl she was the first day we met her. Now and then, there came to light that wee bit o'humorg and many a time her sparkling wit brightened our informal gatherings. when some young lady deemed it appropriate to release her "jokes" on innocent classmates. There were always more serious moments, when as mistress of her convictions, Mary was firm until proven wrong. She was never one to be deterred from the path of duty by a pretentious obstacle. Straight forward in her attack, she met everything with the level glance of her piercing blue eyes. Yes, Mary's illuminating glory is her eyes. Deep blue in color, they reflect the sincerely simple yet firm, character which lies behind them. In her junior year, Mary was chosen for the Oratorical Contest. She made us all proud of her by her splendid rendition of the "Bells of Innisferef' On that May night her pleasing voice was accurately attuned to the bells of her selection, and her heart-felt emotions rang out in mellow tones. Her College career has been a full one, yet every undertaking has been carried out with determination to a successful conclusion. As her fingers, like bands of steel, hold everything securely in the palm of her hands, so we trust will she grasp life with a firm grip and wrest from it, and hold forever the best it has to offer. Sodality 1, 2, 5, 43 M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Dramatic Society 1. 2. 5, -lg Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 43 Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 5, 41 Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club 45 Glee Club lg Oratorical Contest 3g Class Wfill. f51l LMATAZES ka r ex, DOROTHY AGNES LUCAS Pirrsriurn, MAss. "Doi" u "To Ilwiize flaw ielf fre fine. mm' il 17111.11 follow to lbs Ilfgbl Ike du-Ji. TXJUII 11111.11 fmt Ibm be frifie fo any z1zrn1." The greatest compliment that can be paid to any student is to say that she commands the respect of her classmates. lt is with the deepest sincerity that the members of the Class of 1936 utter this expression of admiration for Dot. An unassuming manner, together with a spirit of fairness, ambition, and determination have been responsible for endearing her to the hearts of those with whom she comes in contact. A testimonial list lacking her name would have constituted a veritable eighth wonder for the students of Our Lady of the Elms College. Yet it was ever obvious that Dot did not allow h Ar scholastic achievements to obscure her generosityg for it was a common occurrence to behold her L on the eve of an important examination patiently explaining the intricacies of some difficult mathematical or philosophical problem to a group of her less talented fellow students. ' ' ' r " " ' ' b l f l The efforts of this tndustiious young lady along theatrical ltnes have een no ess success u than those of the classroom. Her performances in "Richlieu" and "P1late's Daughter won the heartiest approval of those privileged to witness them. Wlien the staunch associations of the past four years become just a memory, we shall not forget her remarkable intellectual ability, nor her willingness to come to the assistance of others. Vice-President -ig Sodality 1, 2. 5, 4, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 43 College Play 2, 3, -13 Le Cercle Fmzzgnlir 1, 2, 3, 4, L41 Corte Curtellmza 1, 2, 3, 4, Meta- physical Club Sg Social Action Club 4, Secretary, Oratorical Contest lg Chairman uf Favors and Programs, junior Promg Class Historian, Ring Committeeg Associate Editor Elmata. C327 LMATA '16 cf :fi-ei, ,Vw MARY ELIZABETH MANNING Q 39 LoNoFELLow RD., Woacusrurt, Mass. 1 V "A btzmfful of muilaer wil ii u'or1lJ rl barbel of fL'rII'llliIlg.H Attractive, sparkling, with unusual wit and vivacity, Mary goes her way. Her ready humor, smiling face, laughing eyes have gained for her a permanent place in the hearts of all. ln things artistic and as a designer and modiste, Mary is second to none. With her originality and excellent taste, she always provided novel decorations and favors for our various school functions. Mary is sophisticated, collegiate and individual. No subject of conversation presents itself which Mary cannot discuss intelligently, and one need know her but a short time to observe her wide knowledge, and deep wisdom. Then, too, her inveterate flow of witticisms whiled away many a weary hour both in the dorm and in the study hall. Although Mary treated her studies with abandon, her class records show no blemishes. She has natural ability, and is one of those few fortunate persons who have the capability of grasping material quickly and imparting it with equal ease. Her pet subject is science in which, we, her classmates, are ever conscious of her abundant knowledge, and, she is always willing to share it with us. So now, as our days together as classmates come to an end, Mary, our word of farewell to you carries with it a sincere wish for your future success always. Sodality 2, 3, 4, Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Le Cercle Fmnfair 1, 2, 5, 4, Glee Club 1, Metaphysical Club 5, Social Action Club 4, Program Committee, Chairman of Music, junior Prom. i557 in LM ATAUZ6 N? MURIEL T. MANNING A , 59 LoNoFui.i.ow RD., Woitcusrua, MAss. ' f ' M11 at 5., "A uzeizy faearz if good medicine." Like her sister. Muriel? deft fingers are frequently seen at work assisting an amateur knitter. Always exact, and ever particular, whether at note-book, meals, or play, our second twin spells cheerful precision. Every day of our four years has shown us a different Muriel. Whether a resident at the college. or a commuter from abroad, she can always manage gracefully a minute or two for her friends in need of cheer or help. As assistant manager of the Year Book she has manifested a willing eagerness and capability which all her classmates have appreciated. When our minds are anxious over an etiquette problem. or we are dubious as to just "what to wear" Muriel can supply the information down to the smallest detail. Her answer always solves the problem. Then, too, it may be some technical expression of philosophy, some scientific phenomenon of biological lore that disturbs us. This half of the twins always knows just what it is all about. Your smile has made many an Elms' girl glad, as you swiftly traversed the basketball court, one of our hest players, and 1956 is sincerely grateful to you for your help in attaining our long cherished basketball "champ" crown. Grateful? Indeed, were proud of you. Your classmates wish you happiness in whatever path of life you choose. Good luck!- Muriel. Sodality 1, Z, 3, 43 Dramatic Club 1, 2. 3, -ig M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Le Corrie Frtnzgtzii 1, 2, 3. 41 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club lg Metaphysical Club 53 Social Action Club 43 Assistant Business Manager of Elmata. C347 LMATA E3 , I-sf a E i KATHLEEN ELAINE MCDERMOTT Q .. I Kate 4 COTTAGE ST., HOUSATONIC, Mfxss. I C ' "Gnzfed ar lbou url, with all Ike power of iwn'd.a." l We became acquainted with Kate after our return fiom our first Christmas vacation, when she came to the "Elms" and joined the ranks of the Class of 1956. Since that first meeting, we have found her as enthusiastic and untiring member of class and college groups. Interested in all extra-curricula activities, Kate joined all possible clubs, and manifested in each a desire to participate actively, and help eagerly. In her Senior year, she was elected Prefect of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin, an honor she proved herself worthy of accepting, and a posi- tion she showed herself capable of filling. Kate's hobby is dramatics. During her presidency of the Dramatic Club, a renewed interest in its activity was manifested by the presentation of class one-act plays. I-Ier ability and knowledge of the stage was manifestly noticeable in the presentation of "Pilate's Daughter." As stage manager of that play during her junior year, she added what was essential to a good cast and direction, thus helping to make the play the huge success it was. This year she has played the leading role of Leah, and 'tis with pride we say, that if you didn't see the presentation, you missed an excellent bit of acting. As a public speaker, she was outstanding. We were proud of Kate when she stepped from the platform of the auditorium, winner of the coveted Marshall prize for oratory. She brought us honor, and we're happy that she chose to cast her lot with our class. Kate, your independent spirit and indomitable will should carry you far toward a brilliant future. Your class at O. L. E. wishes for you a successful life, and feels certain that you will do much to bring fame to your Alma Mater. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Prefect 4g Dramatic Club 1, 2, 5, 4, Vice-President 5. Presi- dent 4g M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Le Cerrle Fn1i14'.1il 1, 2, 5, -ig Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 5, 4g Metaphysical 51 Social Action Club 4g Oratorical Contest 2, 5, Winner 53 Chairman of Patrons junior Prom. 1353 LTx1ATA'Zn5 M OX, CL' MARGARET MARY MURPHY 12 Mt:KiNLEY TER., WESTFIELD, MASS. ffPegYY We Hxllllljf, zvfyefz ,mfl l'0fft5'Y die, l'ibri1Ie1 in Ike zzzemoryf' Peg is the musician par excellence of our class. Her agile fingers on the piano keys urged the Glee Club on to greater efforts toward honor and glory. Her skill as a musician has brought the orchestra through many a trying appearance. Indeed, many a Stranger after attending an "Elm's" Concert has returned to his home and to the lists of musicians in the Book of Fame has added the name of Margaret Murphy. But we mustn't forget to mention that this Titan-haired maiden was the professors' delight during her four years sojourn at Our Lady's College. We base this statement on the fact that never has it been known that Peg appeared in any class unprepared. St. Mary's in the Wliip City sent her to us with the reputation of a scholarg and to this we, the Class of '36 say, "She never let them down." Our parting word to you Peg is-"If you play the game of life as you have played the game of college, with God on your side, victory already is in your keeping." Sodality 1, Z, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 1, 2. 3, 4g College Play 3, 43 M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2. 33 Lrz C0176 Ciufellrzmz 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3g Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President 3, President 4g Metaphysical Club 53 Social Action Club 4g Vice-President of Class 3g Class Marshall: Chairman of Music, Senior Prom, Associate Editor of Elmata. C565 LMATA 56 KATHLEEN LILIAN OLEARY M! 153 LOCUST ST., HOLYOKE, Mass. I ,I 15 "Kiki" ' ' 57 f "Of 10111 sincere, in action ffzilbfzzl, and in honor clear." With the persuasive lips of a Demosrhenes, the clear reasoning of an Aristotle, and comely grace of Kathleen L. O'Leary, this young lady has become an ubiquitous figure in our class and club activities. With remarkable ease, she, as presiding ollicer, lent dignity to the meetings of the Debating Club. Often, as participant in interclass debates, she has, with unquestionable logic and an occasional flash of wit, led our section to victory. Nor, are her activities limited to that oratorical art alone. For we, of the Class of 1936, appreciative of true worth and ability, have four times elected her as successful treasurer of our Class. The College Orchestra, too, claims her active membership, and the Athletic Association knows her ability. "Kiki" seemed to rejoice in difficult Latin passages. With a certain determination and pertinacity characteristic of her, she ultimately arose triumphant over every difficulty from Plautus to St. Augustine. In all she has undertaken she has been fortunate, for to her belongs the desirable qualities of perseverance, popularity, and adroitnessg and that she knows how to use all three is manifested by her success. Doubtless these characteristics will be "Kiki's" forever, and will be inseparable from the happy future which we all know will be hers. Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4, M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, President 43 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Athletic Association 1, 2, 5. 4. Vice-President 2, President 33 Le Ce:-cle Frmzfair 1, 2, 5, 4, Metaphysical Club 3, Social Action Club 43 Orchestra 1, 23 String Ensemble 3, 4, Associate Editor of Elmata. C571 AT" Kun AED N, RUTH QUINN WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. "R1zIhie" "Low one .fmoIf'Jer." So sweet is the disposition of this little lady, that the casual observer is tempted to include her in the proverbial "door-mat" class. Upon further acquaintance, however, he would immediately detect the falseness of his impression. for although "Ruthie" proceeds gently on her busy way, "with malice towards none." she is very capable of defending her rights. It is needless to say that Ruth made many friends during her stay at O. L. E. We all love those who deal kindly with others. and Ruth does this in a superlative way, all her own. A faithful student. a lovable classmate. and a true sportsman, "Ruthie" need have no regrets in reviewing the history of her college days. Her velocity and skill on the basketball floor were indeed remarkable in so dainty an individual. Perhaps Ruth's most outstanding characteristic is that rare quality of just being herself. That she is a 'go-gettet" is evidenced by the results of her generous efforts in securing "ads" for our Year Book. May she have the same success in attaining the heights to which she aspires, and which she Su well deserves. Although the departure of this devoted daughter is a sad one for Alma Mater, she is content in knowing that many will be cheered by Ruth's childlike simplicity and prompted through her splendid example. "To, love one another." Sodality 1. 2, 3. 4. Vice-Prefect 33 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, College Play 3, 4, Le Ceirle Fmnmir 1, 2. 3. 4, Athletic Club 1. 2, 3, 4, Metaphysical Club 3g Social Action Club 4g Assistant Business Manager of Elmata. 4533 LMATA 'db JL FRANCES SIMONICK 7 GRANDWTEW ST., CHICOPEE, Mnss. "Fr.v1r1ie" "To lbore :rho Enom' thee nor. rm uurdi ixm p.11u:. Arid tboie who Enuu' flyer. Erma' .Ill nord- .rre Lzml. Pleasantly humorous, invariably loyal, and the possessor of .1 c1l..1 exterior is Frinnie. Always has she been recognized as one to whom hypocricy is absolutely foreign. Her liccn intellect has easily grasped the most profound problems of science. To her is attributed th.1t mark iff per fection in philosophy which is so coveted by all but attained by few. Admired by students and professors, Frannie has pursued her scholastic wry with in itn perturbability which is peculiar to her composed and etlicient self. An intense reader. slxe pr-wits by the classical suggestions of her lectures. She is fortunately blessed with .1 vast supply wf prsctzca and scientific knowledge, and a splendid memory. As she is tall-:.ttive with regard to scholastic diliiculties, so is she silent when conversation takes .1 more personal trend. A nne defende: of ite: friends, she reiects nirnors. demands facts, and is always true. To have known Frannie as il friend. to have come in Contact with her as .i student. has been an education in itself. an education which gives one a true sense of values. an .tdrninttit-n for gentle i dignity. and an appreciation for self-possession. It is our heartiest wish that all the line dreams ot our witty Frmces may c-irne true. Sodality 1. 2. 3. -ig Dramatic Club 1. 1. 5. +1 M. -I. B. Debating Club L. li Athletic Association 1, Z, 3, -L, Treasurer -L: Ls Carrie Ff.!7lg'.Xi"' L. 2. 1. +1 Mem- physical Club 3, Secretary: Social Action Club 4, Vice-President. l 393 LM ATAY15 HELEN CATHERINE STONE 61 POMEROY Ave., PITTSFIELD, Mass. "Neff mu' I. nor felt t1 mlm rn deep." Commuting from our neighboring city for four years. each morning, Helen has calmly joined our ranks. bringing with her a gentle humor which flashes from her brown eyes and lights her face with a smile that bespeaks the joy of living. Yes. joy she has indeed, for whether she is doing work or play. Helens heart and soul are in that which she is doing. Her ability is not along one line alone. but every subject tells of victory for this classmate of ours. XY"e must not fail to mention the enviable reputation she has gained in our philosophy classes by her clear logic and excellent reasoning. When we, her classmates came to appreciate Helens gifts. we were not surprised to learn of the forensic ability which is another of her latent powers. and which has helped to win many victories for the Class of '36. Her Hrm arguments and cool. collected appearance have been the inspiration and wonder of many of the underclassmen. Then. too. as a leader. she has, in the olhces she held in Our Blessed Virgin's Sodality, proved successful. But all work and no play would be dull indeedg and, as we gaze back upon our years spent within these halls of learning. we have many happy memories to share with Helen. Our fun has been reater because you have shared it with us. It is our hope, as we say farewell, that the 54 . victories you have gained here in O. L. E. be but forerunners of the victories you will win in life. Sodality 1 2 3 4 Treasurer 33 M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Le Cerrle lfmngait li. 2, 3i. 45g Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club lg Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club 4, Class Prophet. C401 llAA'f'A 'E CECILIA MARY SULLIVAN 3+ GRIQNADA TER.. SPR1xc,F1ELD. NIA1-f. "SFI Qexfe :'f:rz:' :. ef ff 4' For f-:ur Short but hippy years. We hive envoyed :he Sy-'-ez CVI?illr.?Ql1? .S Ce... Ti: moment ve suv: her. that gentle Irish smile stole mtv our he.1:5. ini :ere .1 :if :N 1: 2:15:15 .md vurmer as the years paused. Her calm dlsposlnl.-n mi zrsxzg qplziigen-ge. 1-iveie: .: itil: or strife. have often rnacle us feel .Ehgtmecl of our own liek of selfH:l.n:.l. We ::r:er::e: :er quiet humor even from Freshman cllys. when we po-.lr F:-ish were :fel V' E -: ' f Class. A5 .tn .Lrdent Worker in the socrenes of our college. she sh-,wg he: p-.1-'ers 'ff .eegeriif m many wlys. lNLLny 1 diy. We say: Cell clrivmg off the CJIIPLE vvzii ive Q: 5.51 paiiengers f : Sprrngfleld: md. yet. there .always seemed to be room for one rn-:re iii j"" 4 ' 'W ' ' -" weary way home. ..-.u- ., .g....a'J .,'I- Thus. unselnsh .md unchlnged. she 1 peacefully gone her way. Is iere ily annie: its we love her? We have no lclyxce to offer vnu. Cell. .55 we say. Aged W' P from our helrts. glowing from th' W th Z .md happiness! e .um or your fuenishlp. 1 fini 'sash fi: Sodality 1. Z. 5. -L T:e.51.u'er -L: Dramatic Club 1. 1. 5. 4. Sexezrry 1. NI T H Debating Club 1. 2. 5: Glee Club 1. 3. 4: Lg C:'n'.E Frye.: L. -. E. e. .-H-..:..- Associution 1. Z. 5. 4: Metaphysical Club Fi S-5-Cul Aan n Club 4. P: gre: C. :f mittee: General Cil'1.1.lfID.ll'l of junior Prom: .-kssq.-clue Ei.: : .5 E141 Cas Day Orltor. f 41 5 , ef' LM ATA55 ex, CY' -11 viv1ANNE EILEEN WALLACE VIZ 'W "H6.17'I I0 fmznjzc. H96 lnzdertimzdifzg I0 dined. and Ibe hand In e.x'ec11le." Lovingly and loyally. as Jeanne d'Arc led the armies of France, Vivianne has led us througli three years of yoy and sorrow. peace and turmoil, until now we stand upon Commencement Heights and gaze back o'er the conquered land. Her smile of welcome, her nod of approval, her word of encouragement have been our beacon lights during these happy and successful years. Whethet' it's work or play. she throws herself into it with heart and soul. and we are right behind her. She's the hrst to join our fun, and can End herself in mischief as easily as the rest of us. The next moment. however, she is the President of the Senior Class, sternly laying down some law or proposing some new activity. 'Tis with love. we call her classmateg 'tis with pride we point to her as the President of the Class of 1936. Well may we be grateful for so generous a leader. for she has guided us smoothly over the difficulties we have encountered. often at sacrifice to her own personal views. Vile need not wish you success. Viv: that is assured. But our love and prayers go with you on whatever road life leads you. Class Vice-President lg Class President 2. 5, 4, Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 1. 2, 4, M. j. B. Debating Club 1, Z, 3, 4g Le Cerrle Frarzfair 1, 2, 5, 4, Secretary 3g Metaphysical Club 3g Social Action Club 43 Athletic Association 1, 2, 5. -4, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3, Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Associate Editor of Elmata. 1425 11179 Woitcasrait ST., INniAN ORCHARD, MASS. LMATA '16 fr MARGARET MARY WALSH 110 CENTRAL ST.. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. "ilI.n-g" ',. "A milgb!-1 .fpiril H111 rbi.-A lillle fI'.1lII::." They say good things come in small packages. and this was easily proved to us four years ago by the Freshman who joined our ranks. We know her today as the girl who resents being called "Walshy", and insists that "the name is Margaret." Petite as she may be, her talents are great and varied. Do you remember the junior Prom of 1936? Remember how the "gym" was transformed into a beautiful moonlit garden under her clever supervision? If we ever wanted a poster or such. Margaret took a scrap of colored paper and a bit of paste. and-presto-our desire was fulfilled. As for dramatics. we can proudly boast that in this line she holds her own. whether she portrays a sophisticated young lady or .1 charming little girl. On the basketball court. she is so swift and light that where the ball is. Margaret is, and the ball is hers. We can always detect her presence in a crowd by harl-:ing in all directions for some snappy. witty remarks. There she is. VC'e have often threatened to osrracize her for these same remarks. but in the face of these dire threats. she stands fearless. There is ti good-natured. wholesome love for this clever member of '56 in all our hearts. Margaret, whenever things go wrong. remember our "informal class meetings". and smile. We wish you success always and Godspeed. Sodality 1, 2. 5. -ig Dramatic Club 1. 2. 5. 43 M. J. B. Debating Club 3: Le' Cai-rf: Fmnfais 1, 2, 5. 4: Glee Club 1. 2. 3. 4: Athletic Association 1, 2. 4. -43 Meta- physical Club Sg Social Action Club 43 College Play 3. 3: Chairman of Decora- tions, junior Prom and Senior Prom: Assistant Editor of Elmata. 1455 LMATA '56 Y I LMATA 16 Class Histor Scene: A college girls room. Time: -I P. LI- Cb.:r.zt'ierr: Viv Grin and Dot Prim. HE scene opens with a girl frantically scribbling and discarding in cr-tripled gieces the results of her labor. As she eamatly wcrb. .1 sudden commotion announces the arrival of her amiable room-mate. Viz'-Aha! the grmt historian is at workf Dot-Perhaps that is what you would call itf Vi1+Well, you know, Dot, it is all in .1 good start. Dot-fwithering her with a glance, I came to that conclusion an hour agoi I can see that you are going to be a big help. Vix+I may not be much cf a help. but it is easy Dot-All right, Miss Smarty, how would aim start it? Viz-Well, we came- Dot-Bright girl! Vi:+September l-i. I remember that onef Dot--Don't we all It was the beginning of many happy experiences which I will never forget. Vir+After that first Mass of the Holy Ghost. that all-inspiring program of ours began. Dot-It really wasn't very' diificultf The Seniors were exceptionally nice to is and gave us a party that Saturday night- Remember? Viz'-I'll never forget. I thought Saturday night parties were a college customs Dot-They were, Viv, but after that Siaer Lawrence Marie took charge in the chapel. Vir-And we all used to bat a retreat down the aisle to avoid pulling the organ. Dol-And speaking of retreats. will you ever forget our iirst retreat gven Father Stinson: Vir-Keren' the fear of being one of Father Stinson's walking paint boxes haunted me for months. Dot-Then came our Frehman Reception. We had a grand time- didnt we? Vir+Y5, by the time it came my turn to tell my name and where I came irorn I wished I were one of those unknown quantitis cf the Math class. Dot-Weren't we excited about our lirst elections? I remember that Al Donnellan wa elected president, Vivianne W'a.llace vice-preidentz Mary Murphy- secretary and Kathleen O'Lary, treasurer. Viz-Yes, cur elections came late that year, just before Dot-Which reminds me of our activity as a class in giving Thanlsgiving ba:-Lies. I shall neva' forget the look of on the faca of those people. Viv-Ya, it nude my turkey taste twice as good. Dot-After our vaatitn, we had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Padding give "Die School for Scandal." Vir-fa look, And then came the Chrivums party- I seriously that I enioyed tlnrmorethananyotherentertainmenttharyear. Dot-Iagreewithyouonthar. Andthe11ourIongChristmasva.c.1tion. Vir-Thar was a grand vacation but wlnr remains in my mind are all those mid-year WhIdlg1TElBFI5h.li1Ihl3f2ShIilJ3bI6dlIkCifCIt5UDsIi!OlHEfS-3Dd purmeinaveryseriousmoodforlent. Hi! LMATA 'Zia Dot liz- Dar -Oh. but Father Hurleys lecture on Lourdes came before thatg and then too, there was the Holy Cross Concert the night before Lent began. Right you are! And the next morning after firm resolutions to give up candy for Lent most of the Elms' girls received big packages of candy for Valentines day. That was one of the unlisted tragedies on the dramatic program for the year. -But after the Easter vacation we surprised ourselves and everybody else by winning the play contest and presenting "The Faraway Princess" for the public with the musical clubs at their annual concert. Viz-In speaking of dramatic ability will you ever forget those weekly oral expression periods? Dot-No. I certainly shall not: but they proved profitable in the annual oratorical contest Viz- Dol Viz- Dol Viz- Dol Viz- when Dot Cruze was given honorable mention. W'eren't we thrilled! -Then the night we were received into the Sodality! I still retain a beautiful picture of that evening in my mind. Flowers on the altar, richness of vestments standing out in sharp contrast to our sombre black and white. ' However, graduation followed very soon after and brought with it one of the most outstanding memories of the whole year,-Mrs. Alfred Smith receiving the Via Veritas Medal. VC'ere we proud? And why not-it was a grand way to end a grand year! SOPHOMORE YEAR -Yes, Freshman Year certainly was a wonderful year, Viv, but all our years at O. L. E. have proven that. Take for instance our Sophomore Year when we greeted one another on registration day with all the gaiety which is characteristic of Sophomores. Perhaps you would call it "gaiety", Dot, but I am afraid the faculty would give the term "Sophomore" a more literal interpretation when applied to us. -But we soon proved our ability to be serious when, at our first business meeting, we elected "Viv" Wallace, President, "Dot" Cruze, Vice-President, Ruth Hanan, Secretary and "Kick" O'Leaty, Treasurer. And wasn't it a happy feeling seeing the Freshmen being initiated, and realizing that our Sophomore rank protected us from going through the same siege? Doi-Yes, but it was a happier feeling still to realize I could really enjoy a bridge game Viz- Dol Dol V11- Dot Viz- such as we played at the Silver Bridge party. That party was a shining success. fSquelching look from Dot.j But at any rate Father Kelley's retreat was. I-Ie was perfect-and that unforgettable line-"It is later than you think!" -Will you ever forget our first Parents' Day? fRemoving her glasses and dignified mien, she bursts forth with jingle Bellsj Putting her glasses back on-"What a day!" But we did win the Basketball game. Viz- -Yes, and a few days later we won the approval of the whole school by the novel I-Iallowe'en Party, we gave in honor of the Seniors on the eve of their Cap and Gown Sunday. Then we put aside such entertainment and for the next two weeks we took up the serious business of fully appreciating Dr. Paulding in his Shakespearean Institute. -That seemed a season of speakers, don't you remember, Father Cusack came at about that time and delivered his most interesting talk on Auriesville. That gave us material for discussions in the dormitory and study hall until our Christmas party took place a few weeks later. 6461 .L N1 ATA 'ao Dot-But the Glee Club gave a wonderful Christmas Concert that vear. Their excellent rendition of the beautiful carols was a source of inspiration to all of us. Viz'-Speaking of inspiring occasions-will you ever forget the awe inspiring scene which we witnessed the next day when our classmate Ann Haran took the veil? Dot-That was worth postponing our Christmas vacation a day. Viz'-After those mid-year exams, I was ready to postpone my vacation indefinitely. I'm glad I didn't though, for I might net have seen our first college play, "Rich- lieu." Dot-Or the thrill cf the junior Prom and the enjoyment of the private lecture that Father Hubbard gave us a few days later. Viz'-I didn't hear him speak, but I didn't miss one word of the descriptions in the dorm after it. Dot-It certainly was worthy of remembrance and we did remember it when he returned Viz'- the next year. With the coming of spring we sprang into action with our annual presentation of the Musical Clubs and Dramatic Society. Dot-And if I remember correctly we were well represented in the oratorical contest. Viz'- that year, weren't we? Right you are. Kate McDermott gave us "God's Jester," and nearly won first prize. Dot-Things seemed to happen quickly after that, and it didn't seem any time before Viz '- we were trotting off to one of the happiest evenings of the year-the Senior Prom. Graduation and our honored guest, Miss O'Reilly, arrived a few days later. And putting our tassels from the second corner of our College caps to the third we became "jolly juniors." JUNIOR YEAR Do!-That is all right, Viv, and we registered a day late that September because we were jolly Juniors, you know. Viz'-We might have been a day late registering but neither the fauilty nor ourselves wasted any time getting started. Dot-No, we elected our ofiicers with Viv Wallace, President: Peg Murphy, Vice- Presidentg Widge Clifford, Secretary, Kick O'Leary, Treasurer, and we were look- ing forward to the Freshman Reception which was to be held soon. Viz'-And as Sister classes run, I really think those Sisters of ours would win any race. Dot-Say, who gave our retreat that year? Viz'-Father Dolan-I didn't smile once during those three days. Dot-Ah, but soon afterwards we began getting ready for our junior Prom. Viz'-Sure enough! And that Prom was destined to be a success right from the start. Remember the committee: Music, Mary Manning, Favors and Programs, Dot Lucas, Decoration, Margaret Walsh, Refreshments, Ruth Hanan: Publicity, Betty Fitzpatrick, Patrons and Patronesses, Kate McDermott, with Ceil Sullivan as General Chairman. Dot-If I remember correctly, Dr. Paulding was good in Macbeth that year. Vu'-Yes, so was the hot dog roast we had at the Capitol. Dot-I should say! We meant to go to Mount Tom-the Chicopee weather intervened and we all landed at the Capitol. What a hot dog roast! Viz'-Speaking of warm occasions, did we ever get hot and bothered about those first philosophy exams. By the time they finished, I was afraid to sir in a chair for fear it was a figment of the mind. Dot-But the turkey dinner we all enjoyed just before Christmas vacation was no figment of the mind. It was good! I 47 I tm!-XTA '66 Viz'- So was the Christmas Concert-the musical members of the Glee Club were almost as good as the night they packed the Springfield Auditorium. D01-Yes, and incidentally, Father Hubbard was down there that night, too, fsarcastic- Viz'- D01 Viz'- Dot allyj. Wasn't that a lucky coincidence! -Yes-but will you ever forget the luck we had when an epidemic of measles broke out on the night before our junior Prom. Well, even the speckled atmosphere did not prevent its being the best junior Prom ever. -I should say not! Neither did it interfere with the success of our first production of "Pilate's Daughter." Little did I think I would ever see our auditorium so packed. Vzz'-Packed, you say. Didn't we have to drag chairs from all parts of the building to Doi accommodate them all. -Even at that, there were enough left over to furnish a capacity audience for a second performance after Easter. ' Viz'-What a success! But you know what I liked? Mary's Day program down at the Dnf new shrine. We set up so many of these splendid customs that year! May they all continue! -Say, how did we make out in the oratorical contest that year? Viz'-Why we came out on top. Kate McDermott won and Mary Harrington gave us a very worthy presentation. Ouch! Do!-What's the matter with you? Viz'-I still have crinks in my leg from that trip to Auriesville. Dot-Well, your "crinks" are well worth it. Those shrines and outdoor stations and the beautiful coliseum- Viz'-Yes, and the bugs and the caterpillars-but I agree it was a grand day. DO! -Commencement came a few days later, didn't it? Viz'- Yes, and brought with it our mysterious and interesting medalist from Mexico- Sophie del Valle. And the Seniors are gone-long live the Seniors! SENIOR YEAR Doi-It didn't seem possible that we were registering for the last time that fall-did V11- it, Viv? I should say not, and the lack of time that we had to think about it was a blessing. Dot-That's right-wed hardly unpacked before elections were claiming our attention. Viz'- Viv Wallace was elected president- Dot Lucas, vice-president-I guess my memory isn't so bad. Dol-Remarkable! And Margaret Canavan was secretary, and for the fourth time, Kick Viz'- O'Leary was elected treasurer. That choice of such an important position is, I think, a toast to our good judgment. Check! Why there isn't some silver among Kick's gold is beyond meg for her ability to collect our silver would make our war debts a thing of the past, if Congress knew about her. She certainly made a shining success of that job. Do!-But our class has always made a success of every job it undertook. Take, for Viz'- instance, the Freshman Reception, Shades of Major Bowes-will you ever forget that amateur hour- Du!-The poor Freshmen-but when it came to good sportsmanship, why they were Vu'- professionals. Right you are-and it was a grand way to initiate them into "Elms ways"-what- ever they are! ' C483 Dot Viz'-Father Tivnan wasn't it, Dot? LMATA '53 -One of those "ways" was pointed out to us all a short time afterwards, when we were forced to face the future days without the helpful and guiding wisdom of our friend, teacher, and vice-president. Retreat that year was especially good- we were all in the mood for it. I'll never forget his expressive hands. His descrip- the desert were so real, I looked for a sandstorm to any minute. tion of the camel journeys in come howling down the aisle Do!-Speaking of dramatics-the Shakespearean Institute followed shortly afterwards, didn't it? Vzz'-Yes-and then-day of days! Cap and Gown Sunday! A red letter day-with snow and ice for trimmings. Dot-Yes-and although we were terribly proud-there was a heavy sadness about it- V1 za'- let's not talk about it. Do you remember how the members of our class skidded over to the Wayside for our banquet! Dot-Skidded was no word for it-but it seems to me we did a lot of skidding about Viz'-. that time. What do you mean? I don't remember anyone falling-it wasn't Prom time. Dot-No, silly, I mean the night of our Thanksgiving dance at the Bridgway. I'll never Vi za'- forget that night as long as I live. It was a financial success for the Year Book, and everyone seemed to enjoy it immensely. After they got there-yes. It was almost a Christmas party before some of our "long-distancers" arrived. Dot-Oh, the Christmas party-like all our parties, it has a place in my memory. Vizi- You're right there, Dot. But in a very prominent place among our Senior year memories, I'll keep that Senior-alumnae basketball game. You could have bowled me over-or should I say "balled"?-when I discovered that in spite of a few kinks, for which I was duly thankful, the alumnae could still play a very good game. Dot-Yes-and another grand Senior year memory is the one dedicated to the Valentine Party which our sister class gave us. Vit'-Right-when it comes to getting nice ideas packed with originality and ability of carrying them through-even Dan Cupid would have to do some fancy shooting to hit the mark set by the Sophomores. Dot-I'll never forget those cute little bouquets-and our fortunes! Vizf-What a class we'll be if we turn out the way those fortunes predict-what a grand party-"lights out" came too quickly. Dot-And the first thing we knew we were looking forward to St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's days and wondering what we would do with the Senior privilege of the day in between. Viv-Yes-and we all ended up by going into the Ark business-boiled water, "kitchen- cut" bread, and trips to the tower in between periods were all the novelties we had. By the time the Hood was over I was ready to apply for the "Crow's nest" station on any ship. Dot-But things were back to normal before we presented "Pilate's Daughter!" Whttt a success that was. Vw-It certainly was-it would take more than a flood to spoil that presentation,- another of our junior year's institutions! Dot-But we were glad to go on our Easter vacation and get rested up for our Senior Bridge Party. Viv-That was a real salute to May-cute May baskets, a May pole, plants in gay cover- 4495 LMATA 'Ze Dot Viz'- D01 Viz'- ings for prizes, and a happy crowd We certainly put money into the Elmata that night. -The Senior's usual success, though! Qboastfullyj. The public debate also showed that. Viv Wallace and Helen Stone, together with a sister classmate, proved con- clusively that all the political and economic troubles of the day would be solved, if we would adopt the principles of the Union for Social justice. Were we happy! But that isn't all of which the Senior class was proud. When honors were given out a few days later, Phil Gagne was valedictorian, Claire Gregory, salutatorian, and Dot Cruze won the third honor. -Oh! the Seniors were proud of their members for one thing right after another, 5 it seemed. Remember the oratorical contest? Ruth Hanan won second prize and Dot Cruze and Margaret Walsh represented the class very well. Oh !-clever members !-clever class! Dot-I never saw commencement week come as quickly as it did that year. Viz '- Yes, it came and went-commencement week for the Seniors, and "learning-to- march" week for everyone else. I did not know my. right foot from my left, when I came here-now I could put any goose-stepper to shame. The benefits of a college education! Doi-So many things happened that week that it is just one big happy memory. But I Viz'- shall never forget the picnic the juniors gave us at Lake Congamond. What a time! Grand-simply grumptous! I swam so much I thought I would not be able to walk for a week. Do!-I noticed you were all right class day. Viz'- Now that was a class day that was a class day,-original, spicy, and great fun. D01-I believe everyone agreed that it was a red letter day in our lives, and it certainly Viz'- made an impression on those who witnessed it. But don't forget our Prom, Dot. Amid cool pines, and hill tops, and a quaint Alpine atmosphere, the Elms' maidens danced away to their hearts' content, and agreed it was the best ever. Dol-It was lovely, and our farewell Prom was a greater success than anticipated by even Viz'- Doi Viz'- Do! the most optimistic of us. But the Alumnae banquet the next night made us realize very sharply that we were to say farewell to our Alma Mater as under- graduates in the great world outside. The cold, cruel world, you mean. Oh, I don't think we have to worry. Our Lady of the Elms has fortihed us well to take our stand with the best of them out there. Baccalaureate Sunday with all it stands for made me realize that. -Yes, the end was drawing near. It seemed like yesterday when we were standing on the threshold of that new adventure-college. Here we were again, standing on a threshold, but college life was behind us-and before us? Well, I guess that remains to be seen. Yes, I guess it does. -Graduation came and went like a dream. Our diplomas in our hands, and high hopes in our hearts, we said goodbye to our friend, guide, and teacher for four years-Our Lady of the Elms, and we looked to the future with a fervent prayer that it would be as happy and successful as our years of college life had been. DOROTHY A. LUCAS VIVIANNE E. WALLACE 4507 LMATA 'DJ Glass Prophecy HELEN C. STONE HAT shall we all be doing ten years from now?" How many times have I heard that question asked during my four years at O. L. E.l Each time someone offered her personal surmise, according to her way of evaluating the future. But now, classmates of '36, in response to an innate conviction that, "My guess is as good as yours," I'm going to look into the future, and tell you what I see. Even as I speak the future years pass in quick review before my eyes. They seem far away, and yet they are very near. How distinctly I see Claire Gregory running down the vista of years to success. It wouldn't be natural if Claire were not first. Yes, there she is, chief instructress in the Gregorian School for Girls. Wouldn't you expect to find Claire teaching where the Gregorian chant holds first place on the curriculum? But music calls my attention to Peg Murphy, whose lovely hands have moved over the ivories many times for us at O. L. E. Shall we ever forget her classical concerts and her impromptu dance music? Now I see Peg presiding over the destinies of the great Conservatory of Music in Boston. Imagine the honor awaiting us in future years. We shall remem- ber with pride that this celebrity walked with us through the halls at Our Lady of the Elms! The atmosphere of the courtroom settles about me. I hear a firm clear voice say, "Your Honor, I object . . There in posture dignified and erect, defending her ground and not yielding an inch, stands Dot Lucas, pleading her case. With Dot's firm logic and overpowering arguments, Dot's client is safe. The Philo Vance of the future will welcome her as a competent rival. A little farther in the distance, tucked away among the hills on the road to Williams- town, I see a large white colonial house. A huge sign at the entrance reads "Convalescent Hospital." Straining my eyes a bit, I can see a bronze tablet bearing the founders name. It is Rita Buckley. Rita's quiet humor can Hnd no worthier outlet than this picturesque haven for those who are seeking cheer on the long, weary road to renewed health. But there is more on the tablet,-Mary V. Harrington, M. D.-Chief of the Staff. Mary always said she would be a doctor, and perseverance is her strongest virtue. As I travel farther up in that section, I come to the library at Williams College. A sweet little lady with dark hair and smooth, apple blossom cheeks is handing out books to eager youths. Of course it is Ruth Quinn. I'm sure that many a William's student will feel the charm of Ruth's sweet smile, and be all the happier for it. A bright spot on the other side of the mountain in the direction of Stockbridge claims my attention next. A playhouse! The billboard tells me that the "Elaine Players," under the direction of Miss Kathleen McDermott, are giving one of their masterpieces. Kate's love for the theatre, so apparent all through her college days has carried her on to success. She is assisted by Dorothy Cruze, who acts as supervisor of voice and expression. Dorothy's beautifully cultured voice, which has held us spell- C511 LMATA '56 bound so often, is still finding a wide held for labor. On the same staff, there is Betty Fitzpatrick, who directs the training of gesture and routine. We all have found special delight in the grace of her gestures in the old college plays. Another college town appears upon the horizon, in its midst there is a bit of colorg black and green it is. Ah! a little College Book and Gift Shoppe, and the proprietors are Mary Ann Clifford and Kathleen L. O'Leary. These two girls always had tastes in harmony, and their love for quaint things is now making their Shoppe popular. Hark! I hear the murmur- ing, which is characteristic of a crowd. It grows more distinct. People are talking about a lecturer, who held the audience spellbound with her eloquence. The name? Elizabeth Conway! Het oration is an invective against the modern birth control move- ment. Elizabeth always has believed in putting to good use what she has learned in her Religion course. As I come down the valley, I have a bird's-eye view of Holyoke, Chicopee, and Chicopee Falls. I can see Frances Simonick. She is now, as she always was, the same to everybody. Frances is married to her "South'n gen'lmen," and living very "happily ever after." Yonder is the little house that used to be the home of the Garvey family. No one is there now. The Garvey's new home is in Washington, where Madeline is working very industtiously in the Diplomatic Corps at the Capitol. Somehow I always knew that Madeline would make a name for herself. Her unrufiled mien and her gentle tact in smoothing things over were never meant to be wasted on a small town. The "City of Homes" demands my attention. This city has harbored many "Elms" girls in college days, and still does, if my eyes do not deceive me. On upper State Street, a tiny school shelters the children of Springhelds elite. Here they are instructed in the "three R's". Margaret Canavan is in charge. Margaret's love for children, a source of amusement to us at school, has found its objective here. No mother need fear for her little ones, where Margaret is in charge. A glance toward the Mercy Hospital reveals Margaret Driscoll at her chosen life work. She is supervisor of the Diet Kitchen. D." as she was affectionately called by those who knew her, with her pleasing personality and skill in management is a treasure in any organization, hospital or otherwise. This lovely city holds my interest long. The Classical High School opens its portals to my gaze, and who do you suppose is the Head of the Latin department? Cecilia Sullivan! Cecilia is reaping the reward of all her splendid coaching in the ancient Latin lore. She has made a name for herself in the literary world, for her translations of Livy and the Latin Fathers are now classics. Do you recall the smooth polished translation with which she roused the envy of many of our Latin students? The members of '36 are everywhere. Every sphere of activity claims them. In a little Tea Shoppe on State Street is Alice Donnellan. Her charming smile, and winning manner make her an ideal hostess. No wonder that patrons flock to her shoppe! Another worthy of the Elms, Margaret Walsh, is a successful business woman in Spring- field. We have always wondered whither Margaret's love for the very latest and finest sport clothes would lead her, and hoped that her exact knowledge of just what suits f52l LMATA 'Ho each type of person would not be lost. Now Margaret is giving Springfield her best, for she is the buyer in the Women's Sports Department at Forbes 8: Wallace's. Worcester rises at my right! Here Muriel Manning is settled down in her own little home, an adorable housewife and a charming hostess. Must I tell you her new name? The Manning name stood for two in the class of '36: Mary and Muriel. Mary, "the other Twin," whose gift for designing clothes has always been a source of wonder to those of us not so gifted, is winning fame, that is fame, as the best couturiere in Mlle. Bourbon's Modiste Salon in Paris. With Paris still before my mind, I discover that '36's star scholar has won distinguished recognition from the Academie Francaise for her novel, written in French. The name of the scholar? Why, of course,-Philomene Gagne. Phil, earnest in everything she undertook, was meant for success. My happy but wearied gaze strays back to the good old United States. Boston is before me. Here in the great metropolis, I find two of my old friends, working in entirely different fields. Both are important in their own scope. Ruth Hanan is manag- ing for herself a successful business whose exclusive patrons are the Ukiddiesf' Ruth always delighted in creating original styles and fashions for children. If we can judge by the number of her customers she is a connoisseur of the art. Last but by no means least, the president of the Class of '36 has found her little niche, and is doing splendid work as the leader of Catholic Action in the state of Massachusetts. Vivianne Wallace was a true leader even when she advised and directed the Class of '36, Catholic Action can congratulate itself in possessing Viv. Her name, I feel certain, will bring glory to her classmates in the future. I must return to the present for no one can live always in the future whither I have strayed far. But even in the common place atmosphere of the present, I feel a certainty that much of my guess will come true. Of one thing I have not the shade of a doubt. The members of the Class of '36 will reach their goal, and will achieve the success, if not the very deeds, that I have prophesied for them. C557 LMATA155 Glass Will E, the Class of 1936, of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, city of Chicopee, state of Massachusetts, being in sound and disposing mind and memory, in view of the uncertainty of life, do make, publish and declare this to be out last Will and Testament as follows, hereby revoking all former Wills by us at any time made. To the Faculty we leave our gratitude which they have earned well. To the Junior Class we will our Latin books. We call their attention to our inter- linear translations which we worked out with care and have left for their express benefit. We leave them too, one of our choicest volumes, asking that they handle it tenderly and use it to great advantage. It is entitled, "Senior Privileges." To the Sophomores we bequeath the joy of greeting a new sister class, and to this bequest we add our dramatic ability. To the youthful Freshmen we leave the trusting faith that they will some day be Seniors, and the hope that they will not be disappointed in their trust. Rita Buckley leaves to Margaret Riley her repertoire of imitations-not that Margaret needs any, her own stock is ample. Alice Donnellan leaves her collection of "Little Audreyn jokes to anyone who wants them. ' Dorothy Cruze leaves her psuedopodia, Qrubbers to the uninitiatedj-to Catherine Germaine. She may need them in her daily walks. Margaret Murphy wills her musical talent to Miriam Donovan. Madeline Garvey wills to joan Dragon her knack of getting jokes twisted. Helen Stone leaves her parking space to Terese Welch. Claire Gregory bestows her speed to any student who thinks she can complete all assignments before they are given. Kathleen McDermott wills her dramatic ability to Louise Welch. Mary Clifford wills her irresistibility to any junior who promises to sit in the front row in Philosophy class. Margaret Driscoll bestows on Eileen Fleming the title of "college chauffeur" with a list of her duties. To "certain Sophomoresu we grant the privilege of using the elevator. They used it so long they may as well keep on doing so. Margaret Walsh gives to the College as its own possession the song: "Where did you get that hat?" Kathleen O'Leary grants to Helen Lichwell the privilege of absenting herself from orchestra rehearsals. Cecilia Sullivan leaves to some fortunate junior her luck in locating, ffrom 600 pagesj the exact French author who is to appear in the exam the next day. Margaret Canavan wills her "La petite chose" to Rita Ahearn in memory of those trips to school. 1543 LMATAT6 Muriel Manning wills her skill in the culinary art to some future writer of a woman's page. Dorothy Lucas leaves to the under classes instructions on how to run the elevator. She adds the advice that said under classes start a fund for an escalator. Ruth Hanan and Fran Simonick will their power of meditation to Bobby Gately and Dot Wildman. Betty Fitzpatrick leaves a book, entitled 'Difiiculties of the Prom Solved" to any Sophomore who thinks she will need it next year. Ruth Quinn donates her curling iron to the Freshmen in general and to Kay Torpey in particular. Phil Gagne wills her triangle in the orchestra to the most promising trigonometry student of '38. To the Seniors of next year we will Helen Stones towel. They will find it useful when theirs are not around. To Claire Reavey, because of her excellence in biology "lab," Mary Manning leaves her interest and love for science. Viv Wallace leaves to Mary Quilty her beloved chapel cap with the challenge to wear it at the precise acute angle at which it has been balanced during Viv's Senior year. Elizabeth Conway wills to Mary Lalor the fun of coming straight to school from Greenfield every day. We hereby appoint the Faculty of Our Lady of the Elms to be the executors of this our last Will and Testament. In witness whereof we hereunto subscribe our names, and affix our seal, this eighth day of June, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred thirty-six. THE CLASS OF 'THIRTY-SIX KMARY V. HARRINGTONQ. I 55 7 LMATA '315 Exflvlembers ITH a smile and wave of her hand, so characteristic of her jolly good-fellowship, Mary Rita Gorman left us in our sophomore year. Although her departure took some of the sunshine out of our college days, we are happy in her newly-found happiness, as Mrs. Frank Magnet. We were proud and happy when, at the end of our Freshman year, the Sisters of St. Joseph took our own Anne Hatan, and gave us back Sr. Helen Maria. When New Rochelle claimed those inseparable comrades, Mary Foley and janet Rogan, it robbed us of Mary's keen wit and janet's perfect compatability. The quiet dignity and grace of Marion McCracken was missed, when she left our ranks at the end of our Sophomore year. The easy nonchalance with which Mary Murphy laid low her daily crop of problems was ever the object of our amusement. Our loss of Mary was Emmanuel's gain. Although she was with us only a year, Rita GriHin's power of mimicry and caricature is well established in our memory. Rita Healey, the shy, quiet girl with the eloquent smile, was one of our chief losses. Her staunchness and loyalty to '36 could not be hidden, even by her retiring manner. Out of the Berkshires, came a pleasing personality, when the rosy-cheeked, tawny headed Betsey Beebe arrived in our midst. So crowded is our Freshman year with references to Betsey that we will not soon forget her. We deeply regretted the failure of Margaret O'Malley to return to us Sophomore year. "Pegs" boundless good humor and mischievous smile turned many a dark cloud inside out. The quiet charm of Bertice Andrew's disposition contributed in no small way to the happy course of our Freshman and Sophomore years. The worth of our classmates departed was early recognized when janet Pteu, our Freshman year classmate, returned to fill the position of College Librarian. 1565 BTHER C. Bmnxrs N. Brookfield. Mass. HELEN A. BEs.uw Springfield. Mass. MILDKED M. CLARKE Springfield. Mass. LL-KRGAKET CLIFFORD Nonhampmn. Mass. KATHERINE B. Ccanx Nonhzmpxon. Mass. lhlnacnrr M. Cl.'s.aGc Wesdield. Mass. Doxormr T. An-ms Holsaronic. Mass. !-Lun' M. B.annE1'r Holyoke. Mass. HELEN C BEGLEY W. Springtield. Mass. Knrmvx E- Blom-n' Wfaterbury. Conn. Roslxuxa M. Cuuzou. Pittsfield. Mass. HELHG J. COLLLQ Lina.-utr E. BEIGER Webszer. Mass. M.uY F. Cuso' Spaingiield. GucE M. Coulw Spalgheld. M35- PATIKJA A. Cours Hrompsonville. Conn. Dous M. CLEIENT Milford. Mrs. CATHEll!t'E C Coxfmr Tauntm. Mass. Dolon-nr M. Dom: Piusield, Mas. Cul.: C DUG.us Providence. R. I. Mnmzn R. Eucxm Woccesma-. Mas. Memr G. Plsn W'on:esler. Hass. Cncnu T. Four Piuskld, hiss. 9 goo isa ' E 39 6 can Q 3 l v qdflulffv ,- x g GEJD. JJ gi 2 Hx D D 9? Q .QY .f d "lie E , - C11 , , , 'Q, G ' M .4 425 MARY E. Diuox Vforcester- Mas. fl.-KTHERINE M. DALY Holyoke. Mas- CL-KRE .-L DEx1xE Springfield. Miss. ESTHEE E. DEvxxE Chicopee Falls. Mass- OR.kXIER C. Dux-1.51 Springield. Mass. M.xno.uu'r E- DLYEES Springlkld- M155- M.u1c.u1rr R- Coulxs Vlwrcesrer. Mass- Mmu' E. Cotcnux Greenfield. Mass. JE.-.x A- CIILLEX Lmesboro. Mass. Yxou C D.xL'DELxx Holyoke- Mass. Ga.xcE A- Fl..xS.xG.1S Spriugrield. Mm- Doxorl-IY K. FLEJUXG Bridgeport. Conn- CKTHERBT G- Fx.a.xNE1u' Springfield. Cutnu M- FLEMIXG Easzklmpun. Mrs. FLORENCE M. FORTIS Chicopee. Mass- CKTHERIBT B- Gdsxox Aims. Mas. Mui' C. GAL1'-xx' Bellows Falls. Vt- Mui' A. Glsux Sprmgfield. M.m. Ixsys C Gusnx Emieli Cam. Rrnx M- Gum' Chicupee. Msg FLLVIS D- I-Lunuus WK'-rceszer. Mm. Hxma I-I. I-Larry Holyoke. M5- Mnx' Pax I-Iocs.x.a.xx KATHERJXE M. Doxunsox Springfield. Mba. CHTHERISE M. Duxx Palmer. Miss- M.uu' G. EXPJGHT Spnngzeli. Mrs. LLxxo.xnEr M. GEMS Holyoke. 51.55. AIAKIE L GILLIS Holyoke. Miss. SIARY F. GaE.LvEx' V'-ifrcesrer. Miss. H.-.zEI. F. Foam Sprimgrieli Mass. M-uae.u1Pr M. G.xLuy-1.x Holyoke- Miss- AUCE IL H.1LLEIS W. Springfield- GERTlL'DE C- H.iLLEIS W- Spsingkli Mrs. HELEN E. HE.u1x Holyoke- M55- Er.E.axon M- Lunar Pirrsrkli LLB.- :KIJCE L 1-I-as-as Holyoke. MLQ- HLEEX M- Lazio: Holyoke. M55- M.xu' E- Luis ElST.l21.'IlPlIOC. M155- LI.4.i'lOi.IE I. MCAI.Lx'l3 Fitchburg. Miss- C1.xx.a M. Mo1X.w-as Mus. F- Eiuxiala I-113:51-'5 Pirisili Miss- Gumi C- K.u.Ex' Spring:.3el.i Man' M- Krxs Greesziveli LLLQ- Raman? T- MQDOSO rea Springieli M55- Rru M. Mclxss SILE- A.x'x.x M. Mclfu.-.V Gnseieii Ar.x:E R. Mouxz Spcizngzield Miss. CECIIJA E. Lmoss Holyoke- Mass. GERTRUDE M. LfORRISON Great Barringron. Mass. M.uu' V. MURPHH' HQ-ly---ke. Mais. DOROTHY T. O BRIES Chiccpee- Mass- :XLICE F. SCHSETZER Springieli Miss. M.-.RY C. SHEA. Holyoke- Miss. Shay F. MAH-an Graz: Barrington. Miss- 3L11c,.a1Ef E. Ll-KLOSEY I.euu'4s5:er. Miss. Sbau' M. McDoxoL'e1-i Springfield. Mus. CL.mLE P. McLxUcm.rs W. Springzieli Miss- BLEES M. SULLIV-ls H-1-lyc-ke. Miss. GElTlL'DE B. V?-.1.sH Sprlngfxli RLTH M. WT-11.59 Spf-.ngieli Mis. ROSE A- OYKEEFE Tu-mess FELI5. M155- ELE.-LYOB. F. PECK West Sprizlgzlelcl Miss. BE-vnucz G. SMITH We-scares. Miss- M.uu' W- Sl.'LI.IV.LV Sc-ah Bree-kzieii Miss EDXA M. Wooo EB: Spsgng-ieli SLN. Kan-1EE.v F. MLNQSTLY Pzuviieie- R. I- RE-A LI. O'DE.1 Xorlzu:.g1:Q-:L SLS. L yrsla :ian 1,-:rar X- Y. M.a1Y L Suite X6 Conn. -li-'LLX K. TooLE Spungjel-i M555- LLa1e.ufr I-L E'A.LTZ Ea-H....g:cv 11. M55- LMATA 'Ze In Memor of Rt. Reverend Patrick F. Doyle took the very heart from me, It snatched my light away, I groped about in When he was gone away. It darkest shades For he to me a candle was All lighted, glowing clear A golden ray to g Through pathways dark and uide me on drear. That nod-that smile Seem still to echo here- Or do they echo in the heart ' 9 Of one who loved him dear. A memory of thir he said, Of that he bade me do Seems ringing in my ears today- O would it could come true! He loved the little children, And him in turn loved they, They pluck the flowers of springtime To honor him today. -those words so cr ust a lonely heart But I have To show my love for him, l' s that whisper low in prayer, My ip And eyes with tears grown dim. To sing a song of praise to him My tongue grows thick and dumb, A d all the words seem coarse and dull, n And e'en my hands are cold and numb isp O would that I could trill the song The larks at morning sing! H' h to the skies my praise would How lg Until the arch of heav'n would ring! I know not why my God above friend away- Should rake my B t mine is not to wonder, Lord, u Thou art the Light, the Truth, the Way O Lord in Heav'n, grant peace and rest To this beloved one As low in prayer I humbly bend, And let Thy Will on earth be done. -DoRorHY R. CRUZE. C 58 J 1, iF UHMMH5 TWT U' lx XL L- .. LMATA '56 x LMATA '56 unior Class Prea'i.leu1.- LOUISE WELCH lfire-Prefi.!e11r.' CLAIRE REavEr Sefref.zry.' bl.-XRY LALOR Treamrer.- BERN,-XDINE CON.-XTY HREE short years ago, when the Class of '37 entered. we. one year their seniors, pronounced them all round good sports. and accepted them as sharers of our joys. our troubles and our labors. Many moons have passed since then, and now, as real Seniors, we stand ready to say that we have not been disappointed. Always ready for fun, they have left us many pleasant memories to associate with our other recollections. Ever ready with sympathy, they have cheered us with a word or a smile. when we were in trouble. Clever, and willing to help. we have never found more loyal supporters in all our activities. But this alone does not describe them. They dash around the "gym" with alarming swiftness. They argue with such force that their opponents oft-times feel uneasy, fearful of defeat. They claim as their own many of the leading members of the Dramatic Club: and without the junior Class, the Glee Club would be stranded. Last, but not least. we must commend them on the "note" worthy manner in which they conducted the junior Prom. This just goes to show you how musical they are: for when the music went "down and around" everyone had a grand time. If we ever suspected that there would come a class capable of filling the places left by the Class of '56, that suspicion has grown to certainty. We extend to you con- gratulations, " '57", as we yield the highest place of honor to the coming Seniors of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. Good Luck '57! i617 LMATA '36 LIHIOI' LUQILLE CHAMPOUX Springfield BERNADINE CONATY Taunton ROBERTA DECKER South Deerfield RUTH DLINLEAVY Holyoke EILEEN FLEMING Springfield MARIE FOLEY Springfield RITA FORD East Longmeadow BARBARA GATELY Holyoke CATHERINE GERMAINE Springheld SALLY HALLEIN West Springfield ELIZABETH HANNIGAN Fitchburg ANN HOAR Springfield ' Director C62 MARION KENNEDY Holyoke KATHERINE KING Chicopee Falls MARY LALOR Greenfield HELEN LICHWELL Norwich, Conn. ANNA LOONEY Greenfield KATHLEEN OINEIL Easthampton CLAIRE REAVEY Springfield MARGARET SHEA Chicopee EVELYN WELCH Williamstown LOUISE WELCH Milford DOROTHY WILDMAN North Adams X? HM MA 56 -:ZS UI X x IN I iv IU ,,,,-ff'-' ' r I 55' ,ppl fa gif' fr 'X 'Wd NVQ i 1 1 nik . LG RR N fx F5 X 5 f' 'N K3 'N ,xr I AIA -,x K1 R li r- K '95 'NT T 355 E55 Dj 'Q ' 'J 1 I'f' Wi A K" QQ l ' E 1 'M' . ' nl, ' ' 9 5 I f "f -1 , ggi-, 1, S W? Y 425: my ' V5 I F' - 'll'lli LMATPUZEQ LMATA 'Ffa Sophomore Class Preridezzf: RITA AHEARN Vive-Preridezzn MARY ELLEN QUILTY Serretary: FRANCES O'BRIEN Trearzn-er: DOROTHY ZIELINSKI HE members of the Class of '56 rise in unison and doll their figurative hats to this I gay, loyal, friendly group-our Sister Class. For, the Class of '38 is not only up to the best "Elms" standards but even sets a few of its own-unique and excellent in degree. Our keen anticipation of their coming was manifested by our foregoing the junior privilege, of registering a day late, for we wished to welcome them in a body on their registration day. Our genuine joy at receiving them has not lost any of its fervor. The past two years have proved them worthy of that cordial welcome for they became immediately a distinct asset to Our Lady's ranks. The scales of their make-up are marvelously well balanced. High-spirited, progres- sive, young moderns, with a superlative degree of gaiety and "joie de vivre" on the one hand, and devout daughters of Mary, with intelligence, poise and dignity, on the other, every field of College activity has been enriched by their originality, enthusiasm and talent. Whether it be the beautiful, sweet, clear notes of the Christmas soloist or the animated green-jerseyed player on the basketball court,-or the fervent voice of the earnest debater, or the solemn dignified tones of the successful young artists of "Every- man"-they are everywhere in everything that is worthwhile. Whether it be an act of charity, such as the Thanksgiving basket project, or a social activity, such as the un- forgetable Valentine party, or just the ordinary day's work, you can count on the Sophomores to come through with flying colors. Their sportsman-like ability to accept defeat is surpassed only by the graciousness, with which they accomplish their numerous victories. Great as is our admiration and appreciation of these "little sisters" of ours: greater still are our wishes for their continued success at the "Elms". Were proud of them and we are assured of their abilit to fill the lace of their sister class two ears , Y P Y hence. "A little more loyal-a little more glad, Than the best Sophomore class we've ever had !" 4657 LMATA '66 Sophomore Direotor RITA AHEARN 5pI'ingliL-ld HELEN E. ALTH Springfield ALICE E. BEALRIEN Millers Falls DOROTHY A. BRoPHY XYoI'CcstCr M. 'VIRGINIA CAMPBELL Xxioficrtcf RIT,-X L. CORRIDAN Cliicopce HELEN CL'RRIER Pittsfield LL'CILLE N. CL'sHIoNI Springfield BIIRI.-XM T. DoNovAN Easrlmnipron joAN I. DRAGON Northampton FLORENCE A. DUNN Pittsfield CATHERINE M. DWYER Sunderland FRANCES lf.-XNCIN Cliicopcc 66 ANN E. MARoNIsY Uxlirirlgu LoIfIsE C. IWCCANN XX'orcestcr BIARGUERITE M. MOORE North A-.lzuns BIARGARIET M. MORIARTY Holyoke FRANCES O,BRlliN Nortliampton KATHLEEN N. O,BRIEN XX'orcester MARY A. O'BRIEN Holyoke NIARY ELLEN QUILTY Springfield MARY A. SCANLON Leominster ELIZABETH M. STEVENS Springfield ANN CATHERINE SYNER Springfield KATHERINE TooLE Springfield DOROTHY ZIELINSKI Holyoke -i I e'lf HMO TH E G RA 5 S meoafvr FR65H77Z6 'Wg if lu' wi- - H 1 ins 2 KE li F-QQFE LMATA '30 LIY1ATA'1'iD Freshman Class Preridenn EDNA LUNNEY I"ire-PreriJeur.- Dototuzs Doxtix Sei'reI.:rJ,.' GERTRL'DE Foorir Tre.zrm-er: ELEANOR KELLEHER FEW short months ago a band of young girls timidly knocked on the portals of O. L. E. and begged admittance. Their request was granted, and then began the history of the Class of 59. Strangers to us and to one another. they began to make themselves at home: and in the process they succeeded so well in instilling their hearts with everlasting love and admiration for the ideals and traditions of our Alma Mater that they are now one of us. On the memorable night of the Freshman Reception. they proved that they would "do or die" to win our approval. by bravely "walking the plank." before the eyes of the college. They strengthened our belief in their staunch devotion to us, when we met them on the basketball floor. Here their clean. swift playing netted them the honor of being the first class to outplay the "Thirty-sixersf' They started right in to raise the standards of O. L. E. in athletics. They did not limit their efforts to the gymnasium. All the clubs have been benetited by the diversiiied talents of our Freshmen: and they are lavish of their gifts when it is a question of increasing interest in all activities. This brief resume promises much from '39. The cap and gown will rest on able heads and shoulders, when they reach that long desired goal of senior days. i69l LMATA '36 Freshman JOSEPHINE ALB.-KNO Vforcester HELEN BARRETT Holyoke lf.-KRGARET BRESNAHAN Uxbridge PI-IILIPPA BURKE Xlforcesrer MARION CANTWELL Chicopee Falls ANNE CARROLL Llillville LL-KRIE COURTNEY Holyoke ROSEMARY CUMMINGS Pirrslield LIARGUERITA DAN.AHEY Chicopee DOLORES DONLIN Springneld CATHERINE FITZGERALD Chicopee Falls MARGARET FITZPATRICK Great Barrington MARY FOGARTY Three Rivers GERTRUDE FOOTIT Springfreld MARIE FORD Pirtsfreld MARGARET GARVEY Springheld MARY GIBLLNT Springfield ANNA GILLOOLY Wfilliamsrown HELEN KEEGAN Pittsfield 170 Diredtor ELEANOR KELLEHER Greentield MARY LARKIN Springtield ANNA LEI-IR Springtield FDNA LUNNEY Norrh Adams BIARY INIAHONEY Mills-ille LIARY MARTINIK Clinton LORETTA MCCARRY Springneld CLAIRE MCCARTHY Holyoke ELIZABETH MCKENNA Holyoke LILLIAN MOGGIO Chicopee Falls EDNA MORIN Chicopee FRANCES MULHOLLAND Shrewsbury MARY O'CONNOR Springfneld ELEANOR O'HERRoN Springfreld MARY O'SHEA Chicopee MARGARET RILEY Chicopee Falls CECILE ROCHELEAU Holyoke KATHRYN TORPEY Florence THERESE WELCH Springfreld l X'. ,Xa- , '11 . .I , '. -S. 5' '- viii , A-P. k ,za 'K - Q V . , -14 ' Az " J H f Q , , ., .. 1 , , x- : 4-, .tf X19-NP V- 74 ,x .zf J av 5 Q' 1. ,J-A Sodality Qf the Blessed Virgin flirty tmATA'Ze . 2 3' i L. Sodality of the Virgin Mar Prefer-f.' KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT I',4t-e-Prefer-f.' B.-XRBAPC-X Cr.-XTELY 56iP'Ef.1l'-1.' DOROTHY BROPHY T?'t3.ZfIri'6J'.' CECELLA SULLIVAN S members of Our Ladys Sodality, we raise our pleading eyes to her for guidance. From the commencement of our college days, we have been privileged to take from virgin hands the fruitful graces of a solicitous Mother. Eight years have passed since her sodality was established in these holy realms, and during that time its deep roots have enrwined themselves around the hearts of the students of this college. The Sodality of Our Blessed Mother is a vital part of our lives. Each spiritual meeting brings us closer to Marys beloved Song and there in His presence, we listen to choice readings by our Reverend Director. From the holy atmosphere of our chapel, we come to the more scholastic surroundings of the Assembly Room. Here, we become acquainted with the valuable writings of Catholic authors, the unceasing efforts of brave missionaries and the important role. played by "Marys Handmaids' in the liturgy of the Church. There have been times when we rollicked in laughter at some humorous sketch presented at our social gatherings. and times when we were exaltedoto lofty pinnacles of holy visions. by the magnetic oratory of guest speakers. As the year draws to a close, our last act is to receive the new members, who have petitioned for entrance into Mary's Sodality, The portals of our college life are about to close, and as we look back, our eyes rest upon your statue, Dear Blessed Mother. We see you with arms outstretched, and we read in the beauty of your face the everlasting care that you, as a loving Mother, have for us. your daughters. Confident in our Alma Mater, Our Lady of the Elms, we turn away to face the winding road of the future. C723 QQ I D 236 LMATAYEJ S LMATA 'fn Musical Clubs Preridenf: MARGARET ML'RPHY Seri-tfary EDNA Nl0RlN Vire-Prerident: DOROTHY WIILDMAN Treafm-er: FLORENCE DUNN Libmrimzr' CLAIRE REAVEYQ RITA CORRIDON O reflect upon the musical history of our college days at Gut Lady cf the Illms I is to behold a true kaleidoscope of melody, the joyous tones of which have been subdued only by an occasional melancholy note. Tlie lirst mirror of this delicately constructed instrument emits a certain harmonious strain. an exquisite chord. 1.1-1 we are immediately reminded that we are about to hear a selection played by the czlicge orchestra. That our orchestra was thoroughly appreciated was evidenced by the enthusiasm with which its various concerts were received. The members of this organization are ta be congratulated for their loyalty and untiring efforts as well as for the many attractive programs which they have presented. Which one of us can forget the sweetness and tenderness with which those singing strings reverently told the story of Him who brought peace and good will to men? But now the splendor of our first kaleidoscopic view is being gradually replaced by another speculum, presenting an equally symmetrical pattern. This image serves to recall the accomplishments of the Elms Glee Club. So varied have been its renditions that they ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous: for they have included the sacredness of Palestrina as well as the gaiety cf folk music. For entertainment. talent, cooperation and success, the Glee Club deserves a prominent place in the realm of student activities. Before completing our musical retrospect, before we lose sight of this rapidly changing picture, let us not fail to observe, looming up in the distance, the words of th: poet, which adequately express our sentiments: "The charm cf music dwelt not i-1 notes, but in the echoes of our hearts." The successful season of the Musical Clubs came to a Fitting close with the com- mencement music. The principal appearances, which the Clubs made during the yeir were the Christmas Concert, the St. Patricks Day Concert, and the Spring Concert. To the members cf the Clubs and to their Directress, the Class of 1956 says a sincere "Thank you." The Christmas Concert "Silent Night, Holy Night"-the soft strains cf this beautiful Christmas hymn echoed through the long corridors. Slowly the Glee Club filed into their places in the balcony overlooking the rotunda. Our Christmas Concert began. Carols. solos by Mary Quilty, Frances Mangin and Anne Carroll, selections by the orchestra. and several numbers by our famous double quartet followed. An atmosphere of peace, the spirit of the Yuletide, permeated the silence of the student body, as the music reached its climax in the Adeste Fideles. The program, arranged by our talented music directress. was concluded. but its beautiful harmony is with us still. The entire program was based on the conception of Christmas, consisting of carols of many nations, but truly Catholic in spirit. Carol sing- ing is a charming and lovable idea, when it retains the ancient carol heritage and becomes a living thing, as it has always been with Catholic people in Catholic countries. It should inspire us all with a direct personal appeal to our better selves. and urge us to hasten with the shepherds and Magi of old to the Crib of Bethlehem. C757 LMATA '56 If' ,np ?-' f LMATA 16 Dramatic Club Prendent: KATHLEEN BICDERMOTT Vire-Prerident.- EVELYN WELCH Seri-etary LTARGUERITE MOORE HE year 1932 ushered in, together with a large Freshman Class, many aspiring young Thespians. At first, these were awed by the thought of joining college dramatics, but soon they determined "to be or not to be." These young actresses have "been" since the first meeting great successes in all lines of dramatics. As Freshmen, a little troupe of our "actors" and actresses entered the interclass tournament in search of adventure and excitement promised by the contest. We shall always recall the overwhelming enthusiasm which met our first great success. "The Far- away Princess," our play, was chosen as the winning sketch. This entitled us to present it for the public during the joint program of the Dramatic and Musical Clubs. NX'e worked hard indeedg but every bit of our labor was repaid by the enjoyment and applause of the audience. As Sophomores, much to our disappointment, we were not so successful in our presentation of "Bargains in Cathay," a clever little comedy. However. we were not discouraged, and entered into all other dramatic activities with as much enthusiasm as ever. As a result, many of our class members were chosen to take prominent parts in the college play, "Richlieu." As Juniors, our pride knew no bounds, when some of our class were selected to take part in a beautiful Passion Play, "Pilate's Daughter," which was to be the college play for the year. Because the play drew an audience far greater than our spacious Veritas Auditorium could accommodate, it was presented a second time, and the interclass contest was eliminated for the year. This, our last year as college Thespians has had enthusiastic recruits from the Class of 1939. This year our meetings were devoted to the presentation of one act plays directed and enacted by the members of the four classes. These meetings have been interesting, and have been the means of increasing our membership. "Pilates Daughter" again calls members of our class to the fore. The Class of '56 stands forth in glory behind the footlights wherever college dramatics are in question. With joy we Thirty-sixers cherish memories of these adventurersg with sadness. we say farewell. To you, who follow after, we wish all successg and we know well that you are capable of the task we have left in your hands. As we hear the cue for our exit from these halls of learning and our entrance upon the stage of life, we recall the words of that greatest of all dramatics, who says: "All the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players." C777 LMATA '56 LMATA 'in M. B. Debating Society Pi-eridenf.' KATHLEEN O'LEARY Vive-Prefidefzn LoUisE WELCH Serrellzryx LUCILLE CusHioN HE monthly meetings of the M. B. Debating Society have made the walls of the I Assembly Room echo and re-echo with the pros and cons of current subjects under discussion. We have a tradition to uphold. The forensic ability of O. L. E. students has made a name for itself, which we must not sully. The Class of 1936 in the M. B. has worked for a higher ideal than mere fame. The modern girl lives in an atmosphere of skepticism, materialism, and rationalism. She hears on all sides the open challenge to her beliefs, the covert insinuation that her code of life is medieval and antiquated. It is an age when it is a big thing to belittle right, to stultify the divine. One thing the modern girls need above all things is a trained mind to see the error in all this. The M. B. Debating Society is but one of the phases of this training at the Elms. Strength of mind in holding fast to what we maintain to be the truth, clear- ness of vision in discerning the truth are of paramount importanceg and even in discuss- ing the ordinary questions of the day this mind training is worthwhile for all time. The attitude of mind emphasized in our debate is always: "If any man can convince me that I do not think aright, gladly will I changeg for I search after truth by which man never yet was harmed." The subjects discussed this year were educational, historical and social. Each class has been worthily represented, their arguments have been logically and spiritedly delivered, displaying a wealth of oratorical power. All this argues well for the success of our future followers of Demosthenes. When they are called to defend their principles. be they moral, religious, or political, they will give a good account of themselves. Two victories are on record for Seniors and Juniors. On May 5, the championship was awarded to the Senior-Sophomore team. The friendly and loyal cooperation of the members with each other and with their Sister Directress has given us an unusually successful year, and we are grateful to both. The Class of '56 leaves the work of the Society in capable hands. for the oncoming classes will, we are sure, continue to guide it safely and well. We shall miss these spirited meetings in the future, but we are grateful that the past has given them to us. V99 LMATA '36 LMATA 'RJ The Athletic Association Preridezzt: RUTH HANAN Vire-Preridezzt: MARY LALOR Sen-elm-y FRANCES O'BRIEN TreaJ1n'er.' FRANCES SIMONICK 9 ROM the athletic record of the past year, it would seem that athletics at the Elms AH is really becoming something more than material for the dormitory or study hall discussions, which usually begin, continue, and end with: "Wouldn't it be great, if we could . . The alert ear of the enthusiastic president of our Athletic Association caught up the sound waves in the study hall and dormitory, and after extensive planning and hard work, set the wheels of our athletic machine in motion. The result was a year of activity unsurpassed in the history of the College. Our cherished dream of swimming classes became a reality. Every Wednesday' afternoon, Elms' mermaids splashed gracefully, or otherwise, in the pool at the Boys' Club. This hour, under the supervision of Miss Long, was one of great enjoyment as well as benefit to all who took advantage of it. The basketball tournament, singularly successful, both financially and socially, heightened in no small degree, the desirable spirit of clean competition and class loyalty. In the field of activity, the game with the Alumnae claimed the spotlight. Without exception, this function contributed valuably to the development of school spirit and good comradeship. The Alumnae team proved to us the ability of our graduates to keep physically Ht and proficient in the realm of athletics in post-graduate days. Their every action on the floor was a toast to their perfect sportsmanship. During the spring and early summer days, the crack of the bouncing leather basket- ball was replaced by the crisp "twang" of racket meeting tennis ball. The gym was forsaken and Queen Tennis reigned supreme. Thus our active year in the field of sports drew to a close. However, as the final basketball score is chalked up, and the tennis ball whizzes across the net for the last time, and the dying echo of the splash resounds in the distant pool, we pause to pay grateful homage to the one who made it all possible- our capable instructor, jolly comrade, and ace exponent of clean sport and fair play-Miss Katherine Long. If our year was a success, and as far as we are concerned, it was one "Long" success, it was because of her patient instruction and untiring effort. Each and every one of us is sincerely and deeply grateful for her fine influence. 1313 LMATA 'FQ Philosophy Clubs METAPHYSICAL CLUB SOCIAL ACTION CLUB Preride1zf.' DOROTHY CRUZE Preridenr- CLAIRE GREGORY Vice-Preridefm ELIZABETH FITZPATRICK Vive-Preridezzn FRANCES SIMONICK Serrettzry' FRANCES SIMONICK Serrelfzry: DOROTHY LUCAS HEN we entered our junior year at O. L. E., we were rather dubious about its outcome, the reason was that we were to begin philosophy, and were to have live periods a week! How could we possibly do it? All sorts of visions of impossible happenings came before us, but they were dispelled. We were soon enjoying our philosophy. We glided through Minor and Major Logic, Ontology, and Cosmology with a calm unthought ofg and we know now that the benefits to us are manifold. We joined the Metaphysical Club and electediofhcers. We held many circles, and grew proud of our newly acquired ability to think in syllogisms and to answer objections logically. Our pride grew as we began to use our philosophy in discussions outside of class. We learned soon that its principles hold an important place in daily life. On March 7, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, our patron saint, we participated in the philosophy assembly. That scepticism is absurd was proven. No sceptics remained after we had successfully demolished all their objections. A year of philosophy made this assembly intelligible to us. As Sophomores, we had marveled, but now understood. Our first philosophy orals followed a few months later, and the old saying that the anticipation of an event is always worse than the reality proved true in this case. Objec- tions, answered satisfactorily, proved our passport to Senior year. Our Senior year called for two more hours of philosophy, but the pleasure was all ours. We delved into psychology, ethics, sociology, natural theology, and history of philosophy with delighted eagerness, and found that many treasures were brought to light by the study of them. Under the competent and ever cheering guidance of our helpful professor, we made these treasures our own, and set them carefully, as precious gems, in our own lives. We joined the Social Action Club, and had a very energetic year. Meetings were held regularly, and prominent questions of the day were discussed. Papers were given on existing systems of government, and their leaders, and then in open forum, our professor cleared up the difficulties, which individual problems presented. Again, we participated in the philosophy assembly, and proved ourselves able philosophers, capable of handling any question logically and with the ease of a college senior. We felt ourselves equal to any situation and ready to face the world with a clear, logical mind, a true conception of life, and an ability to argue intelligently. We became acquainted with one phase of Catholic Action when, on March 2, Miss Marigold Hunt of England gave us a lecture on the Catholic Evidence Guild. Miss Hunt explained that this Catholic Evidence Guild trained workers to talk from platforms in public places on the truths of the Catholic faith. This movement, com- paratively new, is gaining much headway in the United States. Miss Hunt's arresting personality and love of the Church, so manifestly evident, made us doubly interested in the message she brought to us. Questions were asked of her and she answered and explained them in a proficient manner. We all agreed that Miss Hunt is truly practicing Catholic Action. We have learned much from our membership in the philosophy clubs, which we can take forth into the world-much that will help us to lead happier and more successful lives. f8Ql .LMATA 'fa Le Cerele Franeais Prerideuzx ELIZABETH FITZPATRICK Vice-PI'e,ride11f.' MARY LALOR Serrelaiy- VIRGINIA CAMPBELL 9' e Cerrle Fmzzguir has achieved pleasant success during this past year. While our 15 aim was always to gain proficiency in speaking "la belle langue" in a manner worthy of Elms graduates, the atmosphere of our meetings was never other than friendly and interesting. Due to our ingenious club officers our achievements have been many. Their originality in choosing novel ways of inciting interest in the "Carle Fra11g'air" has been lauded by their appreciative audience. Our initiation of the Fresh- men, all must admit, was decidedly unusual and surprisingly profitable. Debaters in assembly decisively proved that "les langues modernnes sont plus essen- tielles a un cours de college que les langues anciennesf' The command of language and general poise of each speaker was to be commended. Much of our success is due to the guidance of our Sister Directress, whose efforts in our behalf, we deeply appreciate. La Corte Castellana RGANIZED early in October, La Carle Caffellaua held many lively as well as instructive meetings. The officers elected for the year were Claire Gregory, '36, president, Betty Hannigan, '37, vice-president, Louise McCann, '38, secretary, Frances O'Brien, '38, treasurer. The purpose of the Carle is to assist its members in securing confidence and skill in Spanish conversation. It has also provided a means of social activity for the students. The ability shown by many of them in speaking and interpreting the language was often remarkable, in view of their brief experience in the art. The initiation of the Freshmen was a very pleasant occasion for those of us designated as upper classmen. Despite the fact that we were greatly amused at their modest attempts to read Spanish, we could not but admire the bravado with which they sang the Spanish version of "My Country 'Tis of Thee." At some of the other sessions, short plays and sketches were very successfully presented. Another important feature of the club was that individuals became familiar with the Spanish terms of parliamentary law. The for establishing and conducting similar organizations bership of La Corte Cartellana was not quite as large societies, it was second to none from the standpoint ment. 4851 senoritas also obtained suggestions in the future. Although the mem- as that of some of the other college of activity, sociability, and achieve- LMATA155 Shakesperean Institute ORDS alone cannot express our true appreciation of the skill of Dr. Frederick Paulding, which for years has delighted and thrilled American audiences. During our years at Our Lady of the Elms, it has been our pleasure to attend the lectures of this internationally-known interpreter of classical drama. He, who formerly was a co-star with such masters as Booth, Irving, and jefferson, has graciously brought to our auditorium the characters and scenes of the memorable dramas of the unforgetable Shakespeare. Unencumbered with elaborate settings, Dr. Paulding, with the magic and significance of his words and gestures, has literally carried us to far distant lands and to ages long past with the ease of a master. His presentations have been invariably superb, his technique, inimitable, and his visualizations, while exhibiting the presence of unquestioned artistry, have been intensely interesting. Our gratitude to Dr. Paulding, who brought us to a better appreciation and knowledge of the works of the masters of drama, is boundless. With expectation and delight, we await another opportunity to applaud the finesse of his subtle art. C345 LMATA '36 unior Prom Genertzf Cf7i11I'Nl.ZlI.' CIZCELIA SULLIVAN E,r-Offi-mf VTVTANNE WALLACE Dfmi'.1fm1f.- lXlARCARET WALSH Fmoigf: DOROTHY LUCAS 1Zefr'ettXm1e11l,t.' RUTH HANAN Mnfiff MARY MANNINO P.zfmm,- KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT Tjt'k61',I'.' ELIZABETH FITZPATRICQK UR unior Promenade, with its artistic atmos here, swa in music shimmerin A' Y 'owns and uracious com nan ', fulfilled the ex ectations of the most meticulous. 1- l l The incomparable melodies of the orchestra were enjoyed. All were delighted with the novel decorations, and were filled with admiration for the cooperation and executive abilities of our class. We are proud of our junior ball, and feel sure that it proved itself the quintessence of all that pleasurable proms should be. I Fzf. J imAtA'3tg Senior Prom Gef:ef.:.' CZz::i ff., Nlxtix' CtiFFoP.t1 E.t-O:Ff.'.' 5 Ytvtaxxr Xifiieieii li Dfiwii.:f,fw,i'.' NlARLi.XRFT Yi',xLsH Iii: it CL,XlRlf Gaixioar Refi:ffFv.'ef.-.'f,- Rtrri Hxxax llr. 3l.aP,i.wirr XURPHY P.::i-inf: ELIZABVTH Ftrzparitii i-L Tzqi BlADFl,lNF Giavfx' REFRESHING .itmosphere prexgiiled in out gym on the nigh: of 'lute XYl5I.lS of snowed capped pellts were silhouetted .ig.t:nst .tn Algzne cuwliglzi l.1ndsc.1pe, .md Swiss cottages nestled on the slopes ot the dist.tn: rtiot1t1t.f.ii.s Through the efforts of the ch.tirm.1n .ind her well-orgdnized conimzttees. our el s s 'ore .mother success. Light feet .ind c.irettee he.trts belt time to the rhyzhzti of :ite orjiestrg It was our last soci.1l g.ithering. .1 prelude to the tin.1l closing of the book ef cC.iCg: life, Sad thoughts of parting tugged .tt Senior he.1rt strings1 Yet. higgj. ziteziio :et were w.1fted through the .tit to meet our future d.tys of reminiscing. lt .init 111195-fsszo is ' c lasting, this evening of dancing to stt.iins of sort ntustt, tngngled with 1' e iiligiiiif Q hippy youth, .ind the thoughts of the relentless degittzzre front ?e.1c'f eafis. ta linger long in out minds. t S' l LMATAYLS L Elms' Night FFICIALLY greeting a class of Freshmen is an uncertain undertaking. We Seniors were pleasingly, but somewhat amazingly overwhelmed at the large number of novice collegiates, who came into our midst late in September. The college calendar lists among its social functions an Elms Night. This implied a formal welcom- ing of the new members to our Alma Mater. We planned a program, an amateur performance, and awaited the evening of September 28. It came and went, successful and enjoyable. A Master of Ceremonies, "General Nuisance," nee Mary Clifford, urged the modest Freshmen to heights of clever demonstration. They gave us some splendid numbers. Then like the Arabs of the hackneyed story, we folded our tents and went home to dream of a happy college year, the first for the incoming Freshmen, and the last for the outgoing Seniors. The Christmas Part 9 T was December 19, the evening of the Christmas Party. The fireplace in our J beautiful rotunda was decorated with the Christmas tree, and on all sides the presents were piled high. The season's greetings were extended to all in the spirit of the Christ Child, by the chairman, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick. Presents were given to all the members of the faculty and to the students by jolly St. Nicholas. Then all went to O'Leary Hall, where a luncheon was served. As we looked around, we could see in the flickering candle-light the happy faces of the girls as they raised their voices in song. All things must end, and so did our Christmas Party. Once more the students had shared with one another their Christmas joy. Happiness reigned in all hearts, as we left behind us the memory of another enjoyable evening. C 33 J LIYIATATS The Valentine Part N Saturday evening, February 15, the Seniors were the guests of the Sophomore class at a gay Valentine Social. A unique feature of the party was the impressive manner in which our sister class, bearing lighted candles, hailed our entrance into the hall. The gymnasium was decorated appropriately for the affair in red and silver. Long tables, attractively set in keeping with the Valentine spirit, and a dainty old-fashioned bouquet lying at each Senior's place, completed the picture. A cordial greeting was extended to us through the medium of song. Then all the dramatic and musical talent of our Sophomore friends spent itself in entertaining us, their Senior guests. Next in order, were games in which all participated. So great was the enthusiasm that at times it would have been dilhcult to distinguish the so-called "grave old Seniors" from their younger and less dignified fellow students. Of course, refreshments are essential to every partyg and we are confident that our hostesses fully realized this fact, when they prepared their delightful menu. Lunch over, the Senior president expressed thanks to all who had joined their efforts to entertain us. The singing of class songs, and general dancing concluded the evening. The "Heart Social," then, became a thing of the pastg but it will remain in the memories of those who attended it, as one of the happiest evenings of college life. l89l tm ATA 'bb Mother-Daughter Bridge Part HE Mother-Daughter Tea was featured this year by a fashion show, by ct prominent I Springlield stylist. This was followed by an informal reception for the mothers and daughters in the gymnasium. During the afternoon the College Orchestra rendered several selections. Attractive medals were presented the mothers as remem- brances of the afternoon The Sodalists are grateful to the Reverend Director and Directress for helping to make the alfair the success that it was. Reception lnto Sodalit N May nineteenth. the Solemn Reception of the new members of our Sodality was held in the college chapel. A very interesting and edifying sermon was given by the guest speaker. Father Lane. the Reverend Director, presented the new sodalists with the otlicial diplomas. This entire ceremony impressed the student body, and was .1 fitting close for the Sodality year. 190, Elmata Staff D-1Pf1THx' R. Cvzr -1 ' , ' E,z:f M1.5u"iT F-L WELSH .-.'4 ::f EJ: 5-'THX A. L1'f e,5, 5-I.A.5,1g-.assi M, Mfsemy K.aTHLEfx L O I. X'1'vie.xN2 E W'a.gg.af5. Cifigff. M S' 4- RUTH M. ELIZQFTH M F1TZPe.T51fi14, CLAEEE M GSE.- Eu lf.: 5- 32.151 Nast M Daiscfgg .i ,',', ' Q12 'f 15" I: " Q. KICFLEQ T Xf.iNNIXC, MADEQNE E. Gif. ' '- H P '.,. ' '- A'.L: :.:, f A2155 C D-Jxzxlgl ..x K7-I LMATA '36 Class Song Here as Seniors of the Elms we fondly greet you, Alma Mater of our hearts, we love you true! Every moment here a happy thought to cherish, Each heartis hhed udth hght and love and learning too Rich ancl pure the son that nurtures our dear ehn tree As it grows and stretches upward toward the blue, May our hearts and lives so grow in thy true knowledge YK7e pledge ourselves, dear L. E., to you! C921 7 LMATA '56 In Tribute "Follow me and I will make thee a jirber of men." HIS call which was ever ringing down the vistas of our Monsignor's life has now I faded into a distant echo, to which he hearkens no more on earth. He has gone to his eternal reward, to which God called him in the twilight hours of October 11. We cannot understand why God called this glorious soldier of His word, just when he was at the prime of his life, just when his splendid efforts were reaping a rich harvestg but "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." We do know, only too well, that we were called upon to pay a last tribute of honor and respect to one whose labors in the priesthood embraced every phase of endeavor, that spells "For the honor and glory of Godng to one, whose duties were so well performed that only one short year ago they won recognition from the Head of the Universal Church. The rotunda of our beloved college rang with applause when our Most Reverend President gave our beloved Vice-President the message that Rome had recognized his worth, and that henceforth he would be known as Monsignor Doyle. How proud we were! But heaven was proud too, and soon claimed its own. Rt. Rev. Patrick F. Doyle was born in the little town of Holden, Mass. He received his early education in the Worcester schools, winning the reputation of the cleverest student who ever graduated from the Classical High School. Then he entered Holy Cross College, where he completed the regular four-year course in three years. Father Donnelly, his first Jesuit teacher, describes him as "one of the best pupils it has been my good fortune to teach." From Holy Cross, he went to the American College at Rome, and thence to the University of Louvain. Here he was ordained in 1906, after winning his Baccalaureate in Theology, his Licentiate in Canonical Law, and his Doctor of Philosophy. No man loved his Alma Mater better, nor felt more pride in her attainments in scholarship and sanctity. More than once he sent back by new students, financed by his own personal sacrifices, a message like unto that of Columba at Iona: "Take my prayer back to Louvain and to the Eternal City-seven times may they be blessed." Yet he took time only once from His Father's business to revisit Rome and Louvain, where he learned his whole souled devotion to his Master's cause. That once was on the occasion of his Silver jubilee to the priesthood. His only observance of the event was character- istic of his humility-he withdrew quietly from his parish and educational duties to seek the personal blessing of the Holy Father at Rome, and to make his annual retreat at Louvain. Yet his thoughtfulness was even there marked by the fact that every student at "The Elms" received a card from the Vatican City. In big things and small, he never failed us. As a parish priest, Monsignor Doyle was known in all parts of our diocese. Long will the people of the parishes in which he served mourn the loss of their dear and generous friend! It is but fitting that we pause a moment to review the wonderful work our beloved priest has done for Catholic education. For more than a quarter of a century he served as associate supervisor of schools for the Springfield diocese. During this time his brilliant mind and fiowing pen never ceased to work for the betterment of the schools. It was not surprising that he was appointed the Vice-President, and active directing head of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, for well did our most esteemed Bishop appreciate his ability and worth. Monsignor's loss to our College is what the loss of head is to the body. This new charge quickly brought into play the combined kindliness and strength, the combined sympathy and genius for constructive leadership, which were peculiarly his. The Springfield Auditorium was thronged, our own Veritas C937 LMATA 'Ho Auditorium was filled to overflowing with those who supported Our Lady's College because he led the way. Father Hubbard, S. speaking of the marvelous demonstration of co-operative work, shown last year in preparation for his lecture, expressed well what we all know-"Monsignor Doyle is the dynamo behind it all." We have floundered on the way since he left usg but in the light of his love, and in the memory of his greatness, we have struggled on trying to be living examples of his teachings. Through his tireless efforts our Lady's College has taken her place among the foremost women's colleges of our country. Indeed we have lost a noble defender! We must not forget his summer work at Marygrove, in Detroit, where his name calls forth words of love and praise. No greater tribute could be paid to Monsignor Doyle's influence in the educational world than his appointment to represent his diocese in the work of the great Catholic Summer School at Cliff Haven, of which he was immediately elected a trustee. His lectures at the summer sessions are nationally famous. But we of "The Elms" need no Marygrove, no Marymount, nor Cliff Haven to tell us his worth. His lectures in classroom, his Tuesday morning talks in the Chapel, have been the great highlights in our college days. They have left us lessons that will reach far into the future. The voice of Monsignor Doyle will continue to sound warnings against modernism, to whisper consolations in hardships, to urge courage in undertakings that are just, even if difficult. In our leisure hours, it will point out choice readings, authors safe and worthwhile, it will form our judgments by its counsels, it will hold up, for our emulation, exemplars chosen from all the pages of the past. "God be with the Monsignor. He always had time for everybody." N0 matter how unreasonable the request, no matter how importunate the insistence, he treated it with sympathy and patience, and dismissed us, who often wasted his time and inter- rupted important work, with his cheerful: "If you find a difficulty, come back." Our College was the apple of his eye. Our efforts at Assemblies, public or private, our dramatic attempts, debates, musical renditions were the bright spots in the scholastic year, and his applause never failed us. No professor was ever more faithful or punctual. Even when through ice and snow he came from Easthampton, his classes began and ended with the bell. Only the Recording Angel knows the full number of the duties he performed in the educational world. Class, day and night, at "The Elms," classes in Springfield and Worcester were part of the story-but only part. Summers saw him at work in educational fields throughout the country. As a journalist, he is so well known that we feel entirely unable to describe his work in a short essay. His facile and powerful pen was ever flying to complete an editorial in defense of suffering Mexico, or in reply to some false accusation against Church or state. We are well aware of his literary genius, and of his hopes for us. His classes at the Elms always began with a ten-minute paragraph to be written on some subject of his choice. We sighed and groaned often at our task, but today we have something that cannot be taken from us,-a literary taste-the gift of our professor riestl P On that sad October 11, obedient to the advice of his doctor, Monsignor Doyle gave up his proposed trip to Holy Cross, and turned homeward. But it was not God's will that he should reach his earthly home. The time had come for the hand of God to write "Finis" across the page of the active, and beautiful life of Rt. Rev. Monsignor Doyle, our beloved Vice-President. judging what the eye of God saw in that life by glimpses which we have caught, we say with confidence that here was a "workman who needeth not to be ashamed of his work." May his generous service to us be fittingly recompensed by the God who is not outdone in generosity. May he who always found time for everybody find that his Master has an eternity, a happy eternity for him. -DOROTHY R. CRUZE 4945 K4 25 xg! 0 O QD l MATA '36 Escapade Lisiene my cl.LQm.ara. .md you shall hear Of our Q-xlpade. one morning Clem. In zhe :Lomb of Oktober. in 52. We had loiterei 1 moment to chew A of fooi before going to m.1Lh- :Xni :hu was the :aux of our teachers wrath. 1 glance li :he dock someone shouted. "Come on!" Irst 1 :irate to go or chance will be gone." Evej gk. iz ite gross? .1 book with great speed. Ali we iziei iovm she hall line fhundering Steed- We glow-ei the :loot like the proverbial hill-billy: .ti is ocrxlves for being so silly. We 1-.Lie in bm 'zwz easy to see O: grcieisofs glance was 1 fatal clecree. BH.: we carsel'-ses and opened our books. .ti igzzoting time glcwers and .aimonishing looks. We 'iei :o forge: when loudly there came .i Lind: cc :ite io-or: and a voice l'Twas the same .-B cc: iexlsj .askzei :o see :he who had mn Dow: :ie :o our fare had begun. Wel te f.c::::. J.: szozjr- we aries! down the hall Bliss: i'.'iSI'Lf?'IOCf.LEl2EilECX1fKilI.ill T'.:ee::esfs:gon:xiz:Je:191.fe.zhe11wa.l'ke:ib.ad:codass. IL: Li you-.g elsif and allsf We frefe gcgsiei 11505 our ws a. naught, B: we :ever ingot how that lason was aught. .ti :QT Ti 'ref we wont mn to class- Uiess :sz 3-:els so sa our wiki dish. 1549 Un Dlt Ffa: Hz, B, isis: thx funny? Qsrczattczilyj Kate: d:nenIIa.ge? May Anne: line gm mrs! dzis one? Viz: D2 Cd: Dusmymaevxmzcidem Clair: Padzer. Jing: I'EE'd gm ga c:1:ha:? Uri: .ua amicable inicczsrlp Dat C.: fll Pznise QXCL I-rcul we I :fzsiy Ritz: Av. ICIl!!.'EfHIfEEhZiI0l3.E. Jhrgzif: it he care?-1.1. chase. JL D-: Iklln, 1'hEE'S YR? Peg: fvegocmbrushripmlmxycfzsaigiecis Dori.: LMATNI6 I Rui: Wilezeklinnifs? .lid-dive: qiflgg.-S1573 Easier: QVe:yuiyjWim1zzzaq'I.::ilu1juz:u.1vEssC-:z:vejr: REQH.: Inxmamafhaei Fngmingznscrezm. oAvJ:Q:1g.-g1::'.gnm.Eg5-zu'-fn Eder: Ibmntiveilxrkculnrry. Bimini: Nn.l'm:mingalgbukin1r:rxxi.giz1: Y.:u.:fn-zzixzianzl. Bug: 'f'SE1E 'EI!fllgblE? fveillgxtzwcizpszxcrmszmeznez khan. .Luiz 1151211165 fmdfvhufewxniniingexrznfb .lrr1lH.: Cninme.iixlgIImy:xzL:zn.'1::dIfim.inE:fiLeCLv'.LW'm 'T::.:: 1lhihimyEu:i1sa:im1::lvaEnf:1 s-'fa-KQ.g.2 Hi: lktfmgiazadzsd. QT? LYYIATA'-315 These Signs You Shall Know Them These are ideas I throw off every now and then. Dare to be different. jun oncernorq guls Wonderful, isn't it? fGenerally it isn't.j Some people get as far as the Inferno. Few care to go beyond. Too hun anml? If you're not familiar with these men, get familiar with them. Cicero used this same style. Girls, this must stop. QThe elevator?j What's the matter? Can't you take it? 'Theres a ratin every separanon. I A joint is a place surrounded by tough bands. Put your hgure on the board and explauiin Well let Caesar stand until the next lesson. Uur next lesson will be Swift. just jot this down. Each girl will be responsible for the disease she has developed. I can't resist you. You may have the next ten minutes. That is not ad rem! The American boy and girl start life at such an early age. He wrote the Tale of the Tubg but we won't go into it because parts of it are unpleasant Who can tell me without speaking . , . C985 LMATA56 From Here and There BSERVATION has shown us that there are some final exams that are jimi. How about that Elms girl who decided to study the romance languages because she thought she would find a big romance by so doing? And then there was thc one who believed that parents should certainly make allowances when they had daughters in college. Is there anything more disappointing than receiving a letter from home filled with news-and love? A Paradox There was a philosopher named Kant Whose views were rather aslant "There isn't a world around us," he says, "To believe sense of sight we just Kant." Gratias Agamus? For white shoes we can't wear For elevators we can't use For one hour religion exams For Dolly and our riding school For For For Senior Privileges Father Shea's artistic ability and free fish on Friday HIE COLIISC For our Bell system For bananas!! For the professor who reads to himself. For For For For For well-kept tennis courts black patches fnot purplej our cash and carry system little Audrey that professor with a grand sense of humor f99l LMATA '66 Jinqw, ,lux 1, , 4117 Life ls a Song Wlvefe Ain I? ......,,,,....A.A.A.,.............................. ,.,....,,, T wo chapters behind in the French assignment E1'eryb0dy'J Doing If ............. .......... K nitting I Calf! Renienibei '....... .....,,............, ,,,,,.,,., D u ring Orals D0n't Let It Bother You ............ .......,.. O ral Expression Footloofe and Fancy-Free ......,....... ..,,..,,., E very Wed. and Sat. P. M. Tlvifnder 0Z'?l' Parudire ...A.......,,,.........., ,,,,,...,, S enior Dorm Y011 Hif llve Spot ......rA..,,..........,,,,,,.,..,,A,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,, Stew Dinner For One, Pleare, funzer ...........A...........A Sick tray llylw? ..,,,.....,......................,.,,..,..........r..............,,., .,A,,,.... W ill be your escort for the prom Liffle Wflaite Lier ......,,............,............,... ,,,....... F or those extra week-ends I Hear You Calling Me ...,........ .........r A t 6:30 The Luft Round-up ...,............... ........., G raduation Liglvfr Out ......,,,4,,.,.,,,,..r.r........ ...........,.., ..,..,,...,,.,, 1 0 :00 P. M. I Beliere in Minzrlef ...............,.........s....,....,..,,..,..... Cream on jello The rlfluric Goer Round rind Round ........... College Orchestra If 1 Slffould Lore You ...,...,..,.,.,.,.........., ......,........ O ur trusty "pony" Keep Your Fingers Crofreel .......,...,. Clin? ll"e Talk If Over? .,............... Ani I Blue? .....,,.....,...,,.,.............,..... ......,..During the reading of marks operation ..........After marks are read for red?j D0n'l Gire Up the Ship rr,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,, A dvice to underclassmen S0 Nice Seeing You Again ,............ ,......... A fter vacation Pleufe Beliere Me .....,.,.,.,.,...rr....,........ .......... E xcuses for tardiness Weary .,,............,.,,.........................,..................... .......... A fter exams Turn on flee Heat ....,........,,,,.,,,,...........,,....,,,,,..,...,....., Any Classroom-any day Feel Like iz Feullyer in the Breeze .....,............ After orals Don? Tulle, lux! Dance .,,,..,......,.,...,...................... The "Flitters" Slormy Weutlaer ............,.....,.......................... .......... F or any Senior Activity 'Twas the day of the Prom, And all through the class, Not a thought was there stirring In the mind of a lass. nails had been polished, hair had been set, history was boring, just couldn't get facts in our brains. lesson that day Our Our The We The Our Was the French Revolutiong But it might just as well Have been Evolution. Soon Sister asked us The seeds of the war. She said we had had them In history before. We We Wle We poked and we hunted, thought all in vain, frowned and we fretted, 'most went irlsaneg To each answer we gave, Sister smiled and said "No". "A bit farther back." Now we may be quite slow But our answers went back To a century before. We were really alarmed But we went back some more. Still we just cou1dn't seem To get the relation When Frances called out, "The Barbarian Invasion." We started to giggle, But Sister just scowledg So we waited 'till later, And then we just howled. Fran later explained She had quite lost the drift, So she jumped from the eighteenth century Back to the fifth. QIOOJ LMATN56 What the Lexicographers Forgot Fix-up: The act of engaging an escort for a dance-in one way or another. Dirappointment: After-effects of hx-up. Surprire: No French assignment. Phantasm: A figment of the mindg i. e. "senior privilege." Blank: Many pages in blue booksg also, seniors' faces as seen by a certain professor. Dirrord: Choir rehearsal. Slumber: A state of inactivity, produced by the constant murmuring and sleep-inducing lectures of unsuspecting professors. Nightmare: Thoughts of job-hunting. Drag: Having a "certain" influence with the "powers that be." DiJturbai1re.' What the class thinks of Dot Cruze's musical renditions. Ink: That which we haven't-except Fran and Marg Walsh. Pointlerr: A certain professor's jokes. Viriouf Circle: Squash pie. D6.ffI'llCfi0I1.' Mary Harrington -l- Cecilia 4- browsing room. Infnite Serier: Hot dogs at the cafeteria. Elmr' Uniform: A shining example of what a well-dressed girl will wear. Clair: Artistic clevernessg e. g. chapel caps. Tragedy: When they cut down the old pine tree fXmas partyj. Slips That Pass in the Night Dryden was the first to use instructive criticism. Use the large life of Thompson. Shakespeare wrote plays and sometimes wrote poetry. His dramas lack many dramatic qualities, among which "All for Love." Symmetry is defined as a place where people are buried. The Salic law states that we should take everything with a grain of salt. His works contain many defects of his youth among which are Windsor Forest. Prof.: How can a grizzly bear become white? Senior: By worry. Englirb Quiz: Under what circumstances does the third act of Hamlet begin? Bright Eyes: Immediately after the close of the second. Queftion: What made the tower of Pisa lean? Anfuier-Vaguely: Maybe there was a famine in the land. Prof.: How does the mind abstract? Senior: By the power of abstraction. Prof.: What do you connect with Jansen? Senior Pbiloropber: Qbeing rudely awakenedj Oh! Bathing suits! 11013 LM ATA '56 Finale We have travelled o'er this school highway And now, we have come to theend. We have met with new learning, day by day- lQevv tasks at every bend. l ut here vve stand at the foot of the road That winds o'er the Mountain of Life, And here, we must pause e'er we lift our load, And march on to joy-or strife. We've been happy, indeed, as we journeyed along. And our lives have been joyous and gay, So we'll face the world with a snatch of a song, And go cheerfully on our way. And we'll keep in our hearts, when the way is long The memories of Today. QIOZJ AD5 P ? T W HERE za ' , 'SOME lf, 5 SS gy- Q-Q 2 Q x i 31 f LMATA '36 WE, THE CLASS OF 1936, WISH TO EXTEND OUR SINCEREST THANKS TO THE PATRONS, WHO HAVE HELPED TO MAKE THE "ELMATA" POSSIBLE. WE WISH, TOO, TO EXPRESS OUR TRUE APPRECIATION TO MISS MARGARET DRISCOLL, OUR BUSINESS MANAGER, AND TO ALL HER ASSISTANTS EOR THEIR TIRELESS EFEORTS TO MAKE THIS BOOK A SUCCESS. 41043 LMATA Greetings and Godspeed Class of 1937 LMATA 'Ko Lp 61 6 fo 0 3' XXXVIII l XXXVI f? 0 Gcod Luck and Happiness from Class of 1939 .5 M2 I It-" 5 gig? Z -5, X. Nx, . ' 5 , 4:35 , 8 + ' I Q A 4 M 4 Y Q 1 , I I 32' ewan :fm . ,I sa ,gi 5 ' ages. .f,.,:, 2 f 'fx . -J:-ff - I ' -1-,. V " 'V' 2- ' ' '. 1' V 0 NO AW J' DONOHUE ARCHITECT SPRINGFIELD MAS SAQHUSETIS 4 4: Q f v , 4. LMATAT56 CUNTO HCTEL Spfringyielcfs Most Friendly Hotel 3 , i Q ew 1 1 1 2 5 an ma Iseli: Home of the Tourist and Commercial Traveler DINING, Room and CAFETERIA UNEXCELLED 300 Rooms When in Springfield make the Clinton Hotel your home THOMAS KELLY, Manager C75 LMATA '56 The Electric Power required at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, for light and other purposes, is furnished by the Municipal Electric Light Department of the City of Chicopee 'a Municipal Electric Light Board, JOSEPH A. SAULINER, Chairman DR. JOHN F. KENNEDY JOSEPH A. NOWAK C85 LMATATQ5 FUN ERAL DIRECTORS T. P. SAMPSON COMPANY Funeral Directors Our two funeral homes, plus the personnel directed at all times by a Sampson, are the visible evidence of Sampson Service. This ser- vice is more than a mere word. It is an Institution attested to by the hundreds of families we have served, --quietly and efflciently. Funeral Homes 500 Belmont Ave. .SPRlNGFlEl.DMAss TSAMPSONQ LMATA '36 Compliments of The Grise Funeral Home DGRQTHY MCELWAIN, Inc. UNIFCRMS Specializing in Girl's Schools and College Uniforms 33 LYMAN ST. SPRINGFIELD, MASS C 7 L M ATA Qlnllvgv uf mill' Eahg nf thi? Elma Alumnus Annnriatinn F2 Compliments of A F R I E N D LMATA156 BIBLE - PLIMPTON CO. Hrintvrn 34 HAMPDEN STREET SPRINGFIELD. MASS CO,MPI,1,1lEN7'S 'ff J. G. ROY LUMBER C0 "' 1:11 Jluilr. Dial 1-0222 35732 Black K 121 LMATA'l"6 QUALITY RETURNS The persistence of quality has been the keynote of our business. The evil practice of judging plumbing and heating products on a price basis only has proved a costly experience to those who have bought plumbing and heating that way. We are proud to say that we have always recommended and sold the better grades of quality products with the confidence that our recommendation would not be undermined by the bogey of price competition and inferior goods. When you are next in need of plumbing or heating-whether new work or modernization-let us Figure with you. Someone once said, "Quality re- mains long after price is forgotten," Steam, Hot Water and Furnace Heating. Sheet Metal Work a Specialty. Crawford Ranges. Kitchen Goods. CHAS. A. LUDDEN COMPANY Plumbing 272 Exchange Street Chicopee The Wayside Food Shop Wishes to extend its best wishes to the students of the College of Our Lady of the Elms Bill Tatro's Society Orchestra HCDTEL NCNOTUCK A Holyoke, Mass. Combinations for A TEA DANCES Tell' Chicopee 68 7-M C135 LMATA '56 Oflice Phone 3-0158 Res. Phone 6-1398 WILLIAM P. BROWN Plumbing Heating Ventilating Contractor and Engineer Compliments of ??11'ig11am's Apparel and Furs Air Conditioning of I I 31 Sanford Street Springfield, Mass. Springfield, Mass. Telephone 3-0151 FRED A. WEAKE, Inc. Plain and Decorative Plastering 293 Bridge Street Springfield, Mass. , gg-1 , ' , U ,-,uiA,,glzg C FRATERNITY, COLLEGE and CLASS JEWELRY Commencement Announcements Invitations, Diplomas Jeweler to the Senior and junior Classes of College of Our Lady of the Elms L. G. BALFOUR CQ. Manufacturing Jewelers and Stationers ATFLEBORO, MASS. 147 LMATATQ5 Qpricial Supplies JUHN B' SHEA Holmes SL Larrow H 1 k INCORPORATED , O YO e 12 Vernon Street Chlcopee Falls Springfleld, Mass. Dial 3-2764 Jewelers Opticians Compliments of MGTHER OF SORROVVS' LAYMAN'S RETREAT LEAGUE IL, 1 , 1, Compliments of A FRIEND 15 J LMATA '36 Arnold SL Aloorn ESTABLISHED 1878 Compliments of ' D. C. SWEENEY Green and Roasted Coffees Teas flllrrkina, Earkarh 8: Wheat. Zlnr. S Qpringiirlh, mann. I 243 Pearl Street New York Compliments of Springfleld Public Market 1NcoRPoRATED Main Street, Springfield, Mass. Pomeroy Coal, Fuel Oil, Coke Chicopee, Massachusetts I Neil A. O'Brien Telephone 1201 ,, ,, , .ull LL l 6 J .LMATA Ro M. J. WALSH 81 SONS Lumber Dealers Wood Workers COMPLETE BLDG. MATERIAL SERVI 'r iifcement - . ,X Lime P seer Me l Lath Qips:iElVBoard hsulatnngjioard Mnsonitpg Pieitwooff, '!'empe'i't'ile MILL 8 YARD SHAWMUT AVE., HOLYOKE, MASS. THE HAFEY FUNERAL SERVICE OFFERS T0 ALL THOSE IN SPRINGFIELD AND VICINITY THE ADVANTAGES OF The Ideal Funeral Service Dignity with Economy THE NEW MODERN and BEAUTIFUL HAF EY FUNERAL HOME 494 Belmont Avenue . SPFLD. 2-5354 FRANCIS I HA HIC. 231 I MacDonald 8: Shea, Inc Springfield, Massachusetts Third National Bank Building Every Form of Insurance 'A SPRINGFIELD will LMATA '36 him Club Compliments of GOLDEN and PALE DRY RIEL HARDWARE II MILL SUPPLY GINGER ALE 129 DWIGHT STREET CHICOPEE SODA CQMPANY CHICOPEE, MASS. Telephone 605 Visit Cm New Store Hastings Stationery Store 2 Center Street MARKET SQUARE D I N E R REAL COFFEE We know how to make it WM. THEROUX, Prop. Chicopee, Mass. Compliments of BELMONT LAUNDRY AND PA RISIAN CLEANERS 333 Belmont Ave. Dial 6-3616 HARRY SAMBLE, Pres. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Framing, Regilding Restoring Best of Quality at Reasonable Prices I. H. MILLER Co., Inc. 21 Harrison Ave. MCGLYNN SL O'NEIL Optometrists and Opticians Bookstore Building 1383 Main Street Springfield, Mass. Nolan's Flower Store 88 Suffolk Street Holyoke, Mass. K of C Building I 18 J .LMATA56 NICHOLAS ZEO, Inc. Commission Merchants and Wholesale Dealers in Fruit and Produce Zeo Building Lyman St. Springfield, Mass. Compliments of JOHN D. O'CONNOR 127 Main Street Chicopee Falls, Mass. Compliments of HILL'S DRUG STORE CHICOPEE, MASS. Compliments of E. O. Smith Sales Co. Springfield, Mass. JOHN F. SHEA Pasteurized Milk and Cream Telephone 1406 65 Taylor St. Chicopee Falls, Mass. Compliments of Chicopee Falls Security Corp. 90 Main Street Chicopee Falls, Mass. l Z Compliments of Arthur L. Leary, Inc. 1337 Main Street Springfield, Mass. Compliments of S. A. ORZEK Coal and Coppers Coke Range and Fuel Oil Office Phone 99 Res. Phone 1298 1 Main Street, B SL M Freight House Chicopee Falls, Mass. C 19 J LMATX-V66 M. J. OIMALLEY CCD. General Printing and Ruling ZZ4 FRANKLIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of Edward Fountaine Compliments of Gimbel's, Inc. 1346 Main Street Springfield, Mass. Compliments of Guimond's Drug Store D. HEBERT, Proprietor 234 Exchange Street Phone 700 T. F. SI-IEEHAN F LORIST 136 State Street Springfield, Mass. L. W. CALLAHAN Painting Contractor 48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass Tel' M412 Telephone 3-3062 CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS D S Compliments of Resfauffmf Sheldon Transfer 81 Storage Co. "Insist on Da'rcy's Pies" Holyoke, Mass. 119 MAIN STREET CHICOPEE FALLS Phone 138 ' C203 LIYIATAT56 Travel in COMFORT via "NEW ENGLAND" LEO J. SIMARD ., , M . -'ewefef Regular Schedules to NEW YORK corxnectmg 54 Suffolk St. Holyoke H COAST to CQASTH HASTINGS NEWS STAND 6 CENTER ST. Phone 244 Compliments of GREGORY J. SCANLGN HoLYoKE, MASS. Compliments of MEMORIAL CLINIC, Inc. HoLYoKE, MASS. Cheney 6? Hunt Inc. JEWELERS and OPTICIANS 281 High Street, Holyoke, Mass. Telephone 6103 Compliments of JOHN S. BEGLEY Holyoke, Mass. Compliments of FROJOY ICE CREAM AND CREAM CREST MILK G. I. C. DIVISIONS General Ice Cream Corp. Compliments of A FRIEND Q21 J LMATA '56 Compliments of Fenton's Flower Shop 233 Maple St. Holyoke, Mass Compliments of PURITA LUNCH Chicopee, Mass. ANNA LEARY Lingerie Shop Youth Lastex Girdles Underthings Hosiery 231 Maple St. Holyoke, Mass The Curley Drug Shop FRANK C. CURLEY, Reg. Pharm. Prescription Druggists Cor, SUFFOLK and CHESTNUT STS. HOLYOKE, MASS. LaFleur's Paint Store RAYMOND l.aFl.EUR 246 Exchange St. Chicopee, Mass. Tel. 1135 Compliments of L A S H E R ' S 131 Main St. Chicopee Falls, Mass Compliments of M O C1 C l C Candies, Cigars, Light Lunches Compliments of CHARLES W. 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Dentist Compliments of SAMUEL OAIVIBLE Holyoke National Bank Bldg. . 223-225 High Street Holyoke, Mass 499 Springfield Sffeet Compliments of DR. FRANK H. RYAN 129 Main Street Chicopee Falls, Mass' Compliments of DR. RALPH P. CUNNINGHAM 15 Church Street Chicopee Falls Compliments of DR. T. D. MCQUILLAN Compliments of A F R I E N D Compliments of JoSEP1-1 F. KELLY Holyoke, Mass. --Sg...A gif-wi.-.-:--. L. .. . , ,. ,,, , Compliments of WALTER M. S1-IEA ATTORNEY AT LAW Chicopee Falls, Mass. Compliments of I DR. P. M. MORIARTY cl-ucoPEE, MASS. Stevens Oriental Rug Co. 113 CHESTNUT STREET Opp. Y. M. C A. SPRINGFIELD, NASS. Dial 4-4ozs I , Dentist ea.e'rs in 1537 Main Street Hudson, Terraplarw S i fielclN ional B nk Bld . ' Suite 403 - 404 pr nSpringFI1:ld, lvllass. g 3 and Oldsmobile Cars Compliments of DR. HORRIGAN 1-1o1.YoKE., MASS. l MITCHELL'S FILLING STATION I "Service with a Conscience" 437 Springfield Street Tel- 8-094 1237 zziagmpfas N'-' . -,, . , si.. 0 . Q V . , . 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