K if :-
I , H
.. Z K
1 g! il-A
Q, 7, 4,7
Tv V I
Jax f' I
' -1 . J
1 . -,. . 1
-7 5 s
. ,, sf Q
A. 5 1
.u 1 ,
, U. '
rf Q s
. ,l" 1.
4 1 '
' - '.
. Q' -
. 1 A ' 9
v .K s
v . 5 6 I
If 1 O
r p ..' U
n A ,
O p 1 f
-,, 5 . .
'A - v ' 1 1
. , at ,N 1
1 ' '
1 , A
s a 3 .
I ' I 0
-.' 1: ,
P .1 .
. v. 1
A 1 '
, af' , I
1 I A fl 3
w ' '
. , . '
' ' x '
. - A'-0
4 M D 1 I 5 ,,
1 g X 4
X 4--. ,i,,,L
J ' , x I A 'L
, Y gm, .,
z v J ,
,Q 54 ' ,, 5 +
X f -7 fg 4. .1
s"S5X' 1,-sffuqf -3, R .N
1, u1?,f,.:F.f"f1 you 'uf
7 I Ll
,V 2 .
, C' , I
' ' .Q - Nm:
- IAQ' A
A '71 5 . . V,
' 3' ' T ,'1'.-X09-'FQ'
4 . ' 1-3155
" F -.1
1 ' U Ulf Y 7.
A ' N ' '4,,,,'
, f ' 572 'V
, , . . 4, ,
, I , ,f
- ' rf
'Q , ' :' F
K ., 1 ' ' .' ,Q
f. ,J -1-e. ' A E
" " ,Q aj
:J,, -f f as -G -
IJ it '
'W' ' "Ax 1 ' .H-V
,, .3-gr " . ff'mff" '
.3 H QC W vi
f ua ,fi JF
-",1,lf ,syn ,
,.. 2, .1 .W lu
,iiflp Y ' I
. , 'wr
Rr, A . ,
.ve Q '-
,. w l .. ,, ,gal
tv L , , .
1 4-' '
,., J ,
- Q.. -V s 1 .gi
. i ,A Q -U
n 1 . - -1 1
tn ' -41 ' x ,I Q'
Q ' - T " . B
'I -Q I., ' :
if V .gf Q Jr 7'
9 ' x
, ' ei. f .
3 rx ' 4. 2'
. L- ,
. A . ,
5" .f :VU
" 51556 w
rf " ' nl
Y 'ur in f'
4 ,tx Q
'+.frfz f2 f
5 Yi, A 1'
1 L N
I V dt
js A V 1
r ,, ,
Published by THE SENIOR CLASS of V
THE COLLEGE of OUR LADY of THE ELIVIS
CHICOPEE ..... MASSACHUSETTS
Youfb asks C6'7'f6Zil1fy of life-as if slae had it fo gzte
By this bit of wisdom we are Warned that life
is capricious, so too, the favor of the public.
Therefore, with trepidation but also with
hope we cast out these leaves from "The
Elms" wishing that to all of '38 'they help
keep green memories of gala days fand
nighfsp at o. L. E.
The Most Reverend
Thomas Mary O'Leary, D.D
Bishop of Springzield and
President of Our College
Judging from your life, "To give to others,"
is your motto, Your Excellency. We of the
Class of '38 have experienced your largesse.
Your wisdom has provided for us an institu-
tion where God is a reality. Your sacrifice
has shown us the path of true service in self-
forgetfulness. Your merry countenance has
proven that the good life is the happy one.
For these things and for the many unmention-
ed the Class of '38 wishes to dedicate this
volume to you as a slight, tangible indication
of its gratitude and reverence for its beloved
H is E.x'C01fz'11c'y
THE MOST REVEREND 'TI-IOINIAS MARY O'LEARY, D.D
TO THE FACULTY
The Words of the Syrian Philosopher Best Express
What We Think of You
Then said a teacher, Speak to us of teaching.
And he said:
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in tht
dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who Walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives
not of his Wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but
rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot
give you his understanding.
The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he
cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm or the voice that echoes it
And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of
weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.
For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.
And even as each one of you stands alone in God's knowledge, so must each
one of you stand alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of
By this criterion we have judged you -
And you were not found wanting.
VV , A
V. JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., P
REV. GEORGE A. SHEA, S.T.D.,Ph.D
PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY
MISS KATHERINE V. LONG, B.S
DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
. A grq
MISS JEANNETTE P. PREU
REV. JEREMIAH P. SHEEHAN, D.C.L
CHAPLAIN-PROFESSOR OF RELIGION
Introducing in our last year a new professor of religion created a tension of suspense
among the Seniors. The two inevitable questions buzzed in our minds, "XVho and
what is he like?" These persisted until late in October when Doctor Sheehan
appeared on the campus ready to change his parish duties for those of professor angl
chaplain. We found to our deep gratification that Doctor Sheehan was prepared to
extend to us the ready hand of friend and guide. Although his classroom may have
resounded with questions as to the etymology of words, this word, friend, needed no
such research. Its source was instinctively felt one toward another.
The past year has pictured Doctor Sheehan in many roles. His example has not
failed to imprint in our hearts true reverence and appreciation for a solitary moment
with the Blessed Sacrament. As professor, he has endeavored to teach us to coordinate
our ideas on the present and to season our judgments with experiences of the past.
Outside of academic duties, he has listened with a sympathetic understanding to our
difficulties. His pleasant, jovial humor always dispersed our momentary quandaries,
and left us soothed and comforted. In this favorite role we shall always visualize him.
A year may be a short period upon which to base a life-long friendship. However,
we feel it is a capable foundation since it is built on mutual interest of the future
of O. I.. E.
FATHER LA E
Father Lane in a column? Impossible! His is the personality which challenges
words to capture the heights of an enthusiastic soul. In the manner of "The New
Yorker" we might essay a profile sketch of this passionate preacher, scholar, critic and
litterateur but in this brief space we choose to pen him as the professor and man.
Time will never dim for us the diabolical gleam of his eyes when he thinks of a
modern problem to pose in an exam nor the sympathetic glance cast at his fellow
victims of wet Chicopee weather. W'ho can ever forget his mental tonics of outlined
encyclicals, case questions and discussion problems?
His inspirational teaching opens to us new beauties in the Great Sacrifice, his vivid
descriptions recreate the historic institution of the Sacraments, his pithy sayings sear
into our memories adequate rules for Catholic conduct. For the intelligent, com-
prehensive, Christian treatment of the subject of marriage we are particularly and
Father Lane, the man, will hold ever a sovereign place in our gallery of favorite
people. By his genial humor, broad tolerance of human weakness, and generous
dedication of his time and energy to the causes so close to the heart of youth, he has
endeared himself to us. By his unconquerable hatred of hypocrisy and unsatiable thirst
for justice and charity in human relations he has given an example and norm for
noble living. In the outlines of his character we discern the foundation for the
definition of man, "A creature made to the image and likeness of God."
f , ww,. :N A
f'Q-F5144-A ' " lgyx
Q9 9 1559
EJ F ii'4:N
lg' OOO f f. 'fy
. 7 ,, ,- -r
?'Q?z2,'gQr ' "
"Dl'fIdl'f from ilu' Digb-
wuy, ami lrauxplanf
ibyxvlf in mmf' wzrlos-
"Hix llllfllfl' is surb fha!
our oftvu rowing does
:mf fin' Him."
.. .A'.f' f'..
,-.,,, , .L .,.
"W'fvvfln'1' fill'-1 work 141111 zm1rf11f
or xml, ffm' l7llfI4l:'7' is lmmf in fvamf
ll ffl? Gmff'
"l Jrvanzl I Juvlt in nzarfvlv balk."
. +3 ,
' .7 1' 1
. . - 'J
RITA IMELDA AHEARN
SS THOMAS STREET SPRINGFIELD
"I Imv ber for bor suzilc'-lycr look--lavr way
Of speaking gently ---- ."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 23 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 43 M. J. B. Debating
Club 1, 2, 3, 4g La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 33 Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action 43
Athletic Association 1, 23 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 43 Senior Playg Class
President 2, 33 Class Treasurer 13 Class Historian 4.
x it S- 57'
,- X 'Z
4. ELMATA 1938
wi ,I ,4-
HELEN ELIZABETH AUTH
EU' BELMONT AVEXLHE SPRIXQFIEQD
"Hn many muff 554: u.:."f ."1'z:.'fz:fvz:vI :L .
1-fmiai bc' Pcffizai' fp c':e'jf,1fz,' fel' iv.
I. Z. 5. +1 Trelsurer +: Le Cercle Franclis 1. 1. 3: M. I. B. Dfbzimf
Club I. Z. 3. +1 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3. 4: Drirrutic Club 1. L. E, lg .l,fE.liI1' Y 'CX
Association I. Z. 5. 4: Meuphysicll Club 5: 50611 Action Clzf +1 V '-43: :JFITT 4'
Committee: Senior Pixy: Cllss WELL ,
DQROTHY ANN BROPHY
3 17 CAMBRIDGE STREET WORCESTER
"So ricb in treasures of hm' own
She migbf our boasted sforcs defy."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, Vice Prefect 3, Prefect 45 Glee Club l, 2, 4,
Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, Dramatic Club l, 2, 3, 43 Le Cercle Francais 1, 2,
3, 4g Le Corte Castellana 3, Metaphysical Club 3, Social Action Club 4, Athletic
Association l, 25 Ring Committeeg Chairman Elmata Dance, Humor Editor
"Elmata"g Assistant Editor French Journal.
ELMATA : 1938
SI.-XRY YIRGIXIA C.-XHPBE L L
I-L FLOREXCE STREET '!'QRQESf'iR
'W':.fTi' fan eiirrzsr 15 31111:
Tir: il fiwnv hrs."
Sodzzlity- I. 1- 5. +1 Gia: Chzi: 1. I- -L: Msg: Duzvie State: Cin: F. Trl.-vg:c Qt.:
I. 1. 5, +2 M. J. B. Dei:-aS:lng Chi: 1- 1. F. 4: 1: Cari: F?'.X.'TC.1.S 1, 1. 1. -. S-Jrzfgr' f- S
Z. Nice Preident 3- Pt:-Kilim: -L: Me':1jixj'ic1Q C-49: P. S111 iqtcfz fb.: - Q. '
Athletic Amvdadon 1. Z: Seann' Pigxvz Aivisczczz Eiitcr 'EQ:r'.:::". Super Tfzv- B
Camnittee. 15 X
ELMATA was ,JSP
RITA LOUISE CORRIDAN
zzz NONOTUCK AVENUE CHICOPEE
"In ezerny task of life sb? does ber best,
And tbcn sbe trusts in God to do the rest."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 43 M. B.
Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 43 Msgr. Doyle Science
Club 33 Metaphysical Club, Secretary 3g Social Action Club 4g Athletic Asso-
ciation 1, 2, 4g Oratorical Contest lg Senior Playg Cap and Gown Sunday,
Chairman 3g Freshman Reception, Chairman 4g Assistant Art Editor of Elmata
43 Class President 4.
HELEN MARY CURRIER
ss CURTIS TERRACE PITTSHELD
"She walks in bftlllf-1, Iikf flu' night
Of cloudless clinzcs and sfarrj skim."
Sodality 2, 5, 4g Glee Club 2. 3. 4: Metaphysical Club 3. President: Social Acti
Club 4, Presidentg Editor "Elm.1t.z".
LUCILLE H. CUSHION
121 STOCKMAN STREET SPRINGFIELD
"Her eyes were deeper than lbe depth
Of wafers sfilled af even."
Sodality 1, Z, 3, 4g Glee Club l, 2, 4g Msgr. Doyle Science Club 33 Dramatic Club
1, 2, 3, 4g Metaphysical Club 3g Athletic Association 1, 2g Social Action Club 4.
I Y Q 1, 2, 3, 4g M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 23 Le Cercle Francais
QELMATA - - 1938
MIRIAM THERESE DONOY.-XX
74 WTLLISTON AVENUE EASTHAMPTOX
"O Mu sid
Sodality 1. 2. 3. 4:G1ee Club 1. 2.
Club 1, 2, 3. 4: M. J. B. Debating
Treasurer 4: Metaphysical Club 5:
45 Class Prophet.
.qQ. . ..-. I-I
pleasure, uifiom's 1
3. 4: Msgr. Doyle bc
Society Z. 3. 4: Le Ce
Athletic .-Xssociltion 1
.ub J. Dunn..
- - I
F.4.iu4.? -. -. f. '-
bociil X "-
JOAN I. DRAGON
27 HILLSIDE ROAD NORTHAMPTON
"Flowers hast thou in thyself,
And what is good, ana' what is glad to see."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 4, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3g Dramatic Club
1, 2, 3, 45 M. J. B. Debating Club 3, 43 La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 4,
Metaphysical Club 3, Social Action Club 4g Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 45
Treasurer 2, Secretary 3, Vice President 4, Senior Prom Committee.
ELMATA ' - 1938
i-'S,,.:r-V P xi "ull 'N'
FLGRENCE A. DUNN
179 FIRST STREET PITTSFIELD
"A dancing shape, an image gay
To haunt, to startle, and waylayf'
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 2, Vice President 3, President 4s
Social Action Club 4, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, Athletic Association 1, 2, 4,
Metaphysical Club 33 Chairman of Junior Prom, Dramatic Club 4g M. J. B. --
Debating Club 4.
E L M A T A 1 9 3 8
5 . X,
KATHERINE MARY DWYER
"Somewhere your laughter and love of all things
Mus! lift, bright-colored, its unscarred wings."
6 Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 4, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 35 Dramatic Club
-7:7-4- 1, 2, 3, 45 La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 35 Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club 45
- Athletic Association 1, 25 Senior Play, Business Manager "Elmata',g Ring Com-
mittee Chairman 3g Class Secretary 3, 4g M. B. Debating Club 4.
ill ELMATA 1938
FRANCES JULIE MANGIN
337 HAMPDEN STREET CHICOPEE
"Who fakes of Beaufy, wine and daily bread,
Will know 710 luck when biffer years are Ivan."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3,
Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4, Metaphysical Club 3, Social Action Club 45 Athletic
4g Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 4, M. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Le 5
Association 1, 2, Senior Play, Class Poet 45 Oratorical Contest 3g Assistant Editor
ANN ELIZABETH MARONEY
1oAK STREET UXBRIDGE
"O'f'r rough and smooflo she irilbs along
And never looks behind."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Glee Club 4, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 35 Dramatic Club
1, 2, 3, 45 M. J. B. Debating Club 3, 45 La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4, Metaphysical
Club 3, Social Action Club 45 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4g
Class Secretary lg Junior Prom Committee.
TELMATA A : 1938
LOUISE CLAIRE MC CANN
264 HOMER STREET NEWTON CENTER
"Her gesture, motion, and leer smiles
Her wit, ber voice my loeart beguilc's."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4,
Secretary 2, Vice President 3, President 4, Metaphysical Club 35 Social Action
Club 45 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 35 Glee Club
1, 2, 3, 45 Junior Prom Committee, M. J. B. Debating Club 4.
ELMATA ' ' 1938
MARGUERITE MARIE MOORE
236 EAGLE STREET NORTH ADAMS
"Thy .mul was like zz sfar and elwcflf apart
Tbou buds! a win' whose sound was like the sea."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4, Glec Club 2, 3, 4: Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, Dramatic Club
1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary Z, Vice President 3, President 4, M. B. Debating Club 1, 2,
W 4g Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 35 Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club 4g Athletic
v l, Association 1, 2, 4g Senior Playg Assistant Editor "Elmata"g Senior Prom Com-
mittee, Class Oratorg Oratorical Contest 3.
E L M A T A ' 1 9 3 8
MARGARET MARY MORIARTY
297 CHESTNUT STREET HoLYoKE
"Friendly slat' is, and cbecrfzzl all thc while:
We all have fel! floc sunshine of ber Sll1iIC'.H
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 1, 25 M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, Msgr. Doyle J
Science Club 3, 4, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, Meta-
physical Club 3g Social Action Club 45 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3.
ELMATA 1938E.,5, 1
KATHLEEN NORA O'BRIEN
12 QUEEN STREET WORCESTER
"Perf siren and pdff Socrafes
Her fave-allzzring and ycf rcfcondilef'
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Msgr. Doyle Science Club, Vice President 3g La Corte Cas-
tellana 3, Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 43 Editor of French Journal 4g Dramatic
Club 1, 2, 3, 45 M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President 3, President 4g
thletic Association 1, 2, Metaphysical Club 35 Social Action Club 4g Senior
Class Marshal 4g Oratorical Contest lg Senior Prom Committee.
MARY ANNE O'BRIl-EN
292 PINE STREET HOLYOKE
"Our Mary is a girl of priceless worllo,
Who well deserves flee sweefesf name of earIlJ."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Msgr. Doyle Science Club 35 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 45
M. J. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4g Athletic Asso-
ciation 1, 23 Glee Club 3, 45 Metaphysical Club 33 Social Action Club 4g Junior
Prom Committeeg Prophecy on the Class Prophet.
ELMATA - 1938
B4 13 Ik if Ellg 1,13 PJ I.. CQ IJ I I,'F ST
26 ALBERTA STREET SPRINGFIELD
"A ues! of flvrzzslnrs in bm' fbroaff'
l Cl b 1 2 3 4 Msgr Doyle Science Club 3- La Corte
Sodality 1, 2, 3,4g Gee u , , , 3 . . ,
Castcllana 3g Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3g Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4g M. B.
Debating Club 1, 43 Basketball Captain 1, 2, 3, 4g Athletic Association 1, 2g
Metaphysical Club 3g Social Action Club 4g Senior Playg Class President lg
Class Vice President 2, 3, 45 Chairman, Christmas Partyg Chairman, Valentine
Partyg Art Editor "Elmata".
MARY ALICE SCANLON
62 WEST STREET LEOMINSTER
"I saw Ibm' with full umny a smiling lim'
Upon fby cloccrfzzl face."
Soclality 1, 2, 3, 4g Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3g Dramatic
Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Le Cercle Francais 1, 2g Metaphysical Club 3g Social Action Club
4, Vice President 4g Athletic Association 1, 2g Junior Prom Committee, Chairman
,f Q -
BETTY MARION STEVENS
446 LIBERTY STREET SPRINGFIELD
"Kindly she is, and with a manner gay,
Ready lo go where frufla shall point floe way."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club lg M. J. B. Debating Club 2, 3, 4, Msgr. Doyle
physical Club 33 Social Action Club 4, Athletic Association 1, 2.
Science Club 3, 45 Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 35 Meta-
ANN CATHERINE SYNER
15 DUNMORELAND STREET SPRINGFIELD
"The hardest tasks have known ber genfle handg
Hers is a heart to love and undersz'and."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3g Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 45
M. B. Debating Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Athletic Association 1, 2, 35
Metaphysical Club 3g Social Action Club 4g Junior Prom Committeeg Senior
Playg Advertising Manager of "Elmata',g Dramatic Club 4. RUN
'l 43 l'
KATHERINE MORRISGN TOOLE
is POMQNA STREET SPRINGFIELD
"Her vyvs as sfurs of Twiligbl fairg
Like Twiligfafs, foo, ber dzlsky hair."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4g Glee Club lg Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3g Dramatic Club 1, 2,
3, 4g M. J. B. Debating Club Z, 3, 45 Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 35 Metaphysical
Club 35 Social Action Club 4, Secretaryg Athletic Association 1, 2g Junior Prom
Committeeg Senior Class Playg Ring Committeeg College Reporter.
DOROTHY CLAIRE ZIELINSKI
473 HILLSIDE AVENUE HOLYOKE
"Tlx reason firm, fbv fl'l1II7I'I'l1ff' will,
Endzzranrv, foresight, sfrcrzgfb and skill."
Sodality 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Metaphysical Club 35 Social Action
Club 45 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4, President 4, Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 45
Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 35 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, Class Treasurer 2, 3, 4g
Assistant Advertising Editor of "Elmata" 4, M. J. B. Debating Club 4.
THE CLASS OF '38 POEM
Original Verse Composed by
FRANCES JULIE MANGIN
When passing years have snatched away the precious youth we bear,
And fleeting time has cast its silver glow upon our hair,
Still in the temple of our heart, reserved for mem'ries dear,
Our Alma Mater's shrine will long outlive each passing year.
There in the quiet stillness far beyond all care and strife,
At times we shall retreat to tell our rosary of life,
And as the precious gems slip slowly, finding their release,
Four golden beads, our College years, will bring us joy and peace.
We know not what the paths shall hold that stretch their way ahead,
The saintly models of our College days dispel our dread,
Made strong by Christian principles and fortified for woe
XY!e'll find our Lady waiting on the path we choose to go.
And tho' a tinge of sadness cloud the parting of the ways
We shall find joy in living as we've lived our College days,
Trusting in God, we'll know success in any path or glen,
And, at the Place where roadways meet, we all shall meet again.
CLASS SONG OF '38
Music By K. O'Brien Words By F. Mangin
I. To Thee, O Al-mq Ma-fer we S1519 fare we!! fi, ffvee Our
ll Our eavt w'1HfiHwl'H1 Y'6V'P'GhCC LULWCYH fzmex Hvejreenan olcl And
z f F z F z 3
1 ' '
f'f7S.1.Q -ff-H V
we r now on .fn en auf pr- :lg we e- JJ 7'2-
HMHS awiffn- r lea ave- m -0- 0
W5AfH.1jQJf,,,Q5, H iff
W JP W E
3 l F
olq C C0 ' 5 6 0 our ou I - u WC 0712 CC
qff 7"fpg'f?a,5l,-Ms we have feurnc we wfff Le 'Hue f - VCP
7 +A 1137? gm wx 'like V H,
.L N7 T' .3 S
are SM He i Sas Od.
Zlefjigwe in-3 ETF? - well fb Xffcc.
P fi 5 j?
i I' I .1 'Y 5
I F i . ,
SENIOR CLASS, 1938
RIIJX IAII I IIA AIII-,AIKN
Hl,l.lpN ELI7.AI5I1I'H AUTH
IJOROTHY ANN BROPHY
MARY XVIRGINIA CAISIPBIALLL
RIIA LOUISE CORRIDAN
HIpI.l'N MAIKX' CURRIER
LLQLILLIZ I-I. CUSHION
MIRIAAI THIQRIQSE DONOX'AN
.IOAN IMIiI,DA DIKAGON
I:l,ORl-.NLE A. IDUNN
KAI-III-RINI2 MARY DWYIER
I.0L'ISI CIAIRI-' MLCANN
FRANCES JULIE MANGIN
ANN ELIZABETH MARONEX'
MARGARET MARY MORIARTX'
MARGUERITE MARIE MOORE
KATHLEEN NORA O,BRlEN
MARY' ANNE O,BRIEN
MARY ELLEN L. QUILTY
MARX' ALICE SCANLON
ELIZABETH MARION STEVENS
ANN CATHERINE SYNER
KATHERINE MORRISON TOOLI'
DOIKOTFIX' CLAIRE ZIELINSKI
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
l'rr'sif1cnf - - - - RITA CLORRIDAN
Vin' Prvsidvnl - - - MARY ELLEN Quligrx'
Sm'rc'lar5 - - - IQATHIQRINI-. l3xv'x'1'.R
Trc'as1n'vr - - DORO'YPlH' Zll-LINSKI
.,: 4 9 I..
To-day, young ladies, we will try
For our class in history to espy
The Elms class of '38,
And to its functions dedicate
Our efforts in our work to-day.
Much have they labored, much have done,
In the midst of their efforts lurks much fun.
So listen and learn and concentrate
On the exceptional class of '38,
That yours, too, may rate "Grade A".
I'Iistory's composed of cause and effect.
This class was a wonder, that we detect.
What brought this greatness to heights sublime
That we'll discover within our rhyme.
Open your text-books, we'll begin
With that page in history that ushers in
This famous class. QThat day in September
'Tis well to rememberj
For like that in April of '75
This date, too, will fore,er survive,
When at the Elms portals in '34
A group of freshmen, thirty or more
Gathered at Mass in earnest prayer,
Asked of the Holy Ghost, blessings rare,
That that which helps life's grim solution
Might be at this collegiate institution
Thus began their initial year,
And then to lend them warmest cheer
In about a week there came to pass
The Freshman reception by the Senior class,
Sweet young freshies with big green bows,
Refreshments served in O'Leary Hall,
And stunts and games in the gym for all.
Kay Lockhart made a spokesman effective,
As she offered for them a greeting collective-
So the history goes.
Turning the pages, the next event,
The election of a president.
PRUNELLA PRIM, now please relate
All the details of that starry date.
For the captain of our freshmen cruise
Mary Ellen Quilty, the class did choose.
Franny O'Brien was deemed proficient
To be our captain's first assistant,
Betty Maroney, sweet and sunny,
With Rita Ahearn to handle the money.
For such ofiicers our vote was cast
And with a gallant crew before the mast
We could not tarry.
And from your text-book, BARBARA BEAN
Let us see what data you can glean.
To help us along our spiritual way
Fr. Dolan came for a three-day stay.
With words of warning, strict and stern,
He gave our thoughts a serious turn,
In our first retreat.
Then for our parents, a welcome grand
With song and dance by our merry bandg
Our president sang and many another-
Fran Mangin rendered "AN Old-Fashioned Mother"
So lovely and sweet.
So here we are at a week in October
With Shylock's pound and Hamlet's ghost
And a study in Macbeth that excelled the most,
With students attending silent and sober.
Shakesperian lectures bore much fruit
And hearty toasts
For the sterling hosts
Of Dr. Paulding's institute.
And now, my students, this kindly note,
The result of the first debating party,
The negative won the issue by vote
Because by far they crowed most hearty.
Thanksgiving baskets, did I hear?
I should say!
'Tis true! What glowing cheer in wrappings gay
That drop of kindness the class did offer
Brought great rewards from God's own coffer.
And now, my dearest TRUDY TACE,
Please tells us the cause of your beaming face
That beam was caused by thoughts so rare
Of a turkey dinner beyond compareg
The gracious Sisters' kindly gift,
Followed by that pleasant rift,
Thanksgiving vacation with zestful elation.
Ah! that was truly a cause to be jolly!
But oh! the joys that went with holly.
That little party held in the "rec",
Which all enjoyed to the tiniest spec.
And then that glimpse of heaven on earth,
The Christmas partyg the Christ-child's birth,
And all about it that air of grace
That falls from the halo near Mary's face.
Yes? What is it, CYNTHIA SUE?
That illustration on page 22?
Explain it please, with your usual ease.
The background's black, but it,s not the print
But just the freshmen in vacation sprint.
Here and there, good-bye and farewell,
A smile and a tear till the next classroom bell.
The picture is bright and depicts for us well
The glamour and charm of the Elms' sweet spell.
And now, dear girls, please pay attention!
Do not whisper-or else detention.
The next of importance this class did feast
Was Fr. Hubbard the "Glacier Priest".
His Alaskan scenes were awe inspiring.
The Glee Club sang with hearts untiring.
The change from song-books to text-books then,
As the freshmen mid-year exams begin.
Spectres haunted all the halls
And peopled classrooms' empty air
As unsolved questions danced on walls
And made wee freshmen tear their hair.
Close on the heels of this mental toil,
Measles stalked and took its toll,
In numbers large, gay plans did foil
For the Junior prom and a social rolcg
Howe'er, some gallants of the humble band
Dared to mingle with the juniors grand.
Continue the lesson, MINERVA MC GEE,
The next rendition will come from thee.
Then on the scene came "Pilate's Daughtern
A noble production, its first at the college.
Her noble life, God's love had taught her
Through stormy strife, His grace had sought her.
Some frosh in the cast, says this book of knowledge
Were the Misses Donovan, Mangin and Moore
Who helped to increase the drama's sweet lure.
Followed the Easter vacation right near V.
With fashions' joy and Holy Week's tear
That's all I've prepared for my lesson, dear teacher,
Someone else who knows more for her help I beseech her.
BEATRICE BALLOON Qrising and promptly continuing,
I've found a note in my history that quotes
"Midst prayerful devotion and hymns' sweetest notes
On Mary's Day
In lovely May
Did our college pay
Homage to Our Mother on high
That ever and always our love She might tie
To Her and Her Son.
This devotion was done
For the first time that day
In 'BVS dearest May."
'Tis right well you've done, cute Beatrice Balloon
And now let us hasten in gay, merry tune,
Ere May with spring flowers had merged into June.
With Demosthenes many of the class did commune,
And Cicero's fire and Webster's finesse
Those keen young orators didst attempt to possess
Standing forth in Veritas with forensic display
Their prowess sent forth on Oratorical Day.
Kathleen O'Brien for the class gained renown:
To her in this contest went second-best crown.
And June with its sunshine brought many a lark,
A hamburg roast in Forest Park
A theatre party on a cloudy day,
When a scheduled picnic fell by the way.
Next at Sylvia Kilbride's invitation
Came about a joyous situation.
Swimming and frankfurts our favor did gain
One afternoon at Lake Lorraine.
So very soon came Commencement week
At its sad delights we'll take but a peek
For behind had been placed a happy year
Once freshmen alone, now a class without peer.
We'll begin the next chapter in our book
Commence the description, Miss MARTHA MC SNOOK
Soon the forest leaves were turning
Soon the Elms girls returning
Soon the erstwhile freshmen yearning
For the stately halls of learning.
Came the Junior, came the Senior,
Came the Freshie, each so green here,
Came then too, this class heroic
For their efforts Sophomoric,
Came with ardor ever burning
To this eminent place of learning
Though the ranks had lost some members
Though they'd left like faded embers
Still the class so well remembers
Those who shared our first year,s meeting.
Starting then with earnest vigor
Once again came classroom rigor
Once again came merry friendships
Yet again upon our friendships
Issued forth their fervent greeting.
First occurred the class elections
After weighty introspections
Voted then these choice selections
By these nimble sophomores.
President's chair fell to Rita Ahearn,
While Assistant-Elect Mary Ellen did earn.
To the care of the records Fran O'Brien did turng
Guarding the treas'ry,-Dot Zielinski's concern
With its monetary stores.
With the otlicers elected
With the leadership effected
Upon earnest work projected
This class with which we dwell
October came upon the campusg
Melancholy soon did stamp us,
With its deep quiescent spell-
With our fall retreat approaching
Came too, sadness, swift encroaching
One whose love and moral coaching
Blessed these stately college grounds.
Monsignor Doyle with us no longer,
Retreat impressed us much the stronger
Solemnly, with fervent feeling
Father Tivnan's words appealing
To minds wrapped in sorrow's bounds.
I shall pause, so please continue,
Let the others concentrate.
Carry on, Ophelia Minew,
Days hurried by like the notes of a song,
Events thick and fast helped them fleet along,
Cap and Gown Sunday, Thanksgiving flew by,
The Christmas Party, with December's sky
Ready to welcome the cheery vacationistsg
With the New Year, returning as keen applicationists
For the "Battle of Mid-Year" to attempt to prepare.
Then three days of freedom with never a care,
This post-exam interlude was the last they did share
For the next year was cancelled this privilege so rare
CATHERINE CRUNCH: fBreaks inj
I wish to venture if I may
This bit of knowledge right away.
Thence to every girl came "Everyman"
A dramatization of thc Sophomore clan
Presenting its moral stimulation
Our Thespian's effort at elevation.
Another event of February
Was our Valentine party extraordinary
For the mellow glow of candlelight
In the darkened gym, how cheery a sight!
To our Senior sisters this last farewell,
Old-fashioned bouquets to heighten the spell,
With fortunes and hearts and goodies to eat-
The party was voted a singular feat.
Catherine Crunch for that dissertation
A right good mark with justification.
The next to recite, Miss Hepzibah Tover,
Narrate the data which you discover.
Alas I begin with a tragic air
Such infinite troubles were brought to bear
As the middle of March swung into line
Commuters stranded, for home did pine.
Acres of land under water submerged,
And rampant rivers with fury urged,
And havoc wrought that congealed the blood-
Such is the memory of the flood.
Collegiennes flocked to the top of the tower
For a view of the valley in the flood's mighty power
A gradual recession of tragedy's woes-
Thence came the sweetness of Claudia's rose.
For the titular role, to bear the sacred rose
The leader of our class, the faculty chose.
Like Spring and the flowers
And Easter and May
And held sway for a day.
Another Commencement, another year done.
Via Veritas Medal for Catholic women was won
By Mrs. McGoldrick, for achievement outstanding,
An important announcement of interest commanding,
Dr. Rooney's appointment as college Vice President.
As to what he would do, speculation was prevalent.
So with the many affairs of this busiest week
To the parting farewell with a tear on the cheek,
We reverently place in memory's sweet cloud
The many gay events of the Sophomores proud.
Vacation days once more behind
As, sweetly calling,
College bells' summons chime down the wind.
With speed appalling.
Summer's placid happy days had floated by
Spent in relaxation.
Once more to the realm of books their steps did hie
For new concentration.
IDA CANDLEWICK: 'Tis time to proceed,
Try to remember these facts as you read.
The Jolly Juniors' year begins
Attacking studies with cheerful grins.
Renewing friendships, exchanging news,
Plans for the future, comparing views,
September is here, and quick dashes past
Elections are over-
Three girls re-elected, so class votes were cast.
The ofhcers four
Misses Zielinski, Quilty, Ahearn-so we see
Treasurer, vice-president, president,-three,
Kathryn Dwyer accepted the role of secretary
The task of inscribing the records to carry.
Another election occurred right soon
When committees and chairmen then were chosen
For the Junior Promenade when the February moon
Should gleam from the heavens o'er landscape frozen.
General chairman of all the fun, was Florence Dunn,
Betty Maroney, in charge of harmony,
Mary O'Brien, took tickets in line,
Katherine Toole, publicity jewel,
Catherine Syner, patron diviner,
Louise McCann, refreshments did plan,
Miss Helen Auth, did programs betroth,
Miss Scanlon, Mary Alice,-to decorate our prom palace
With such a committee for collaboration
Ideas gathered fast for this celebration.
Well didst thou thy subject propound,
Showing a wealth of knowledge profound.
More on the subject I shall freely expound,
Listen sagaciously, utter no sound.
On to November with Cap and Gown Sunday
When the Juniors displayed their esteem for those
Who were given insignias udignitatis profundaen,
Presenting corsages, made each with the rose.
Then were selected those tourmaline rings
That with their arrival brought such cries of elation.
An informal "hop" next this thought brings
In O,Leary Hall-this was a distinct innovation.
Chaos reigned in glee for a while
As the mechanical orchestra decided to strike,
But the nickelodeon at last arose with a smile
And joy replaced chaos, who went out on a hike.
The beds in the dorm were crowded char night
As the day students stayed by the grace of the sistersg
And after their escorts departed,-no light
From each room,-but giggles and whispers.
Soon looking back on the turn of the year,
Soon facing mid-years with the usual frown,
After which hurried in the Prom's brilliant cheer
With Jan Campbell's rhythm of extensive renown,
Cute colored darkies told off each new dance
And were found in each program's sweet silver creation!
Ah yes! feet tripped that night tinged with magic romance
Gay music permeated this Southern Plantation.
Continue the lesson, Miss ELIZA ELITE,
And please stop tapping your dainty feet.
And so we come to the Passion Play
When Juniors much in the cast did hold sway.
So to the Mother-Daughter Tea
Given by the B. V. M. Sodality,
With variety furnished by military whist
And potted marigolds with sunbeams kissed.
Oratoricals again, second prize to the class,
Fran Mangin to that extent did surpass.
Now at Commencement Week we gaze-
That week so full of peerless days.
A picnic royal at Mount Marie
For the two upper classes-a merry bee.
Reverend Mothcr's treat-'twas so grand-
Busloads of students-a singing band.
Introduced this year was the daisy chain
To symbolize youth-youth's friendship maintain:
Carried by a sextet of Juniors selected
For beauty, a stellar Senior escort effected.
Thus class day faded, Baccalaureate, too.
"Completed the voyage of the Junior crew
And looking outward from our steamer's deck,
Gur bearings we take and our course we check.
Three years have we spent before the mastg
The one that comes next must be the last-
And as sunset fades in the summer skies
We look forward and wonder what yonder lies."
Ere September to Summer had bid: "Adios,"
We realized our College year lay very close,
Borne on che crisp cool wind of the fall,
School-days again, reunion, and all.
Some faculty changes-
Encountered us first as we wandered around
Re-visiting old haunts o'er the elm-shaded ground.
Sister Urban had left her quiet understanding,
And devotion to College, our affection commanding
So time arrangesg
Sister Antonella succeeds her with efficient instruction
In History of "Ed" and "Methods" conduction.
Our first Senior function-
To the rescue of timid Freshmen we went,
With a reception in which great efforts were spent,
To Welcome the "Freshies" with gracious finesse,
For we well did remember our own Freshman distress
When we hoped for such unction.
Your turn for discussion, MISS DAISY DE WITT,
There is much to discern as o'er these pages we flit.
Absorbed then with study of French and Psychology
With Education and Ethics and perplexing Sociology:
Such vigor applied, such energy tried,
That naught was there need for classroom apology.
Then elections, again, once more to unravel,
The choice of the ballots for the class' final travel,
Mary Ellen Quilty and Kathryn Dwyer,
And Dotty Zielinski did their same posts acquire.
With Rita Corridan wielding the president's gavel.
And now the Autumn which brings such glory
Soon brought a melancholy story,
Sister Pascal up to those heavenly portals,
Passed from the midst of we sorrowing mortals,
Joining our long absent dean, Sister Mary Baptista,
Reward of the Master in heavenis bright vista.
To this splendid recitation,
I would add no consternation,
Yet, of my mental application
Would I give a demonstration.
Such tremendous enthusiasm, DOROTHY DISH!
Carry on with the history if you wish.
A number of items I have on my list,
A number of items that must not be missed,
Our solemn Retreat made us feel adolescent,
Instructions of childhood again reminiscent
So were the words of such condescensiong
Then, the Sophomore party, so gay and so bright,
To we Seniors, a festival-a right happy night.
Next, year-book elections joined in the parade:
Helen Currier for Editor, Verge Campbell her aide,
Voted the class convention,
With Miss Mangin, Miss Quilty, Miss Moore and Miss
To make of the year book a treasure, a trophy,
Kay Dwyer for business, Kay Syner for advertising,
So started they all, each in her work specializing.
And then there came
Thanksgiving and the Dance Elmata,
And then, like the tones of a sacred Cantata,
Cap and Gown Sunday with its poignant impress,
A sermon, benediction-Seniors in dress
As well as in name.
Refreshed by the worth of the words they did hear,
Refreshing, the food and gifts of the Juniors dear.
And now for the nonce, PETUNIA PLUME,
Stop making those faces and kindly resume.
Christmas and holidays and joyous relief,
Then study and mid-years and mental grief,
A vote for the ones the Prom to prepare,
Mary Scanlon selected as "charge diaffairef'
Verge Campbell for music muse,
Rita Ahearn to patrons choose,
Mary O'Brien, the tickets to sell,
Katherine Toole, the public to tell,
Kay O'Brien to refresh the jaded dancers,
Joan Dragon, for favors, so capably answers,
And last on the list for the june allure,
Is chief decorationist, Marguerite Moore.
And now, my lassies, before we're through,
We'll have a recitation from BLOSSOM BLUE.
"Little Women" then on the campus held sway,
Adroitly presented, this three-act play,
Then Junior Prom and so Lent began,
And through it, the Passion Play rehearsals ran.
Each Senior in the cast reenacted her role,
But Miss Mangin played "Claudia,' due to illness toll.
Marguerite Moore was promoted to "Afra" this time,
And her brand new version of "Afra" was Hne.
After Easter vacation,
May Queen Coronation,
With Betty Stevens, Kay Dwyer and Florence Dunn,
Peg Moriarty, Cille Cushion, escorting honors won.
Rapidly now were the days flying by,
Like leaves on a wind as they sail through the sky,
Mothers and daughters so friendly at tea,
Debating, oratoricals, exams finally.
Ah! Here at last is Commencement Week!
Awaited so long, yet that tear on the cheek.
The final picnic where fun does reign,
That final march with the daisy chain,
That last dear class-day with its parting pain.
Still have we our Prom to enjoy,
As dancing gaily each girl and boy,
Japanese lanterns in the sunset glow,
To the fetching rhythm sway to and fro.
The Alumnae return and Baccalaureate will be
When each of we Seniors will receive her degree.
Looking backward over the years that are gone,
To the day when our College life was as young as the dawn
Looking backward through text-books and theses and tomes,
Many scenes recollect as our memory roams,
Through sessions with Milton, and horrors with Poe,
Through history's pages and philosophy's woe,
As Biology, Chemistry, Spanish and French,
And dogmatic Religion in our minds we entrench,
Backward we gaze through each fruitful year,
Finding myriads of scenes that will ever be dear,
Scenes in assembly, in classroom and gym,
Recreation and meeting-these never will dimg
For as time changes minutes and fashions the years,
And brings with it conquering joys midst the tears,
How often our memory to this campus will stray
To teachers and friends that may be far away,
Thanking Him in His goodness, asking Him for the grace
That our Alma Mater's teaching, time may never efface.
Hark! Is that the bell that I hear?
We must put an end to this lesson I fear.
So, dear students, before we're through,
This solemn advice, I give to you,
Forever remember and imitate
The invincible Class of '38,
, 4 2 5 5 x
Q ":: f Eiiff
MIRL-XM T. DONON -KN
At last the long awaited day arrived. It Was August 2. 19i0 and we were on our way
to the World's Fair in New York City. I met Kitty Toole in Springtield where for
ten years she had been skillfully carrying out her duties as Editor of the Springrield
After a hot trip we arrived at the Great Fair. One of the tirst buildings to attract
our attention was that entitled "Education in America." On entering this beautiful
structure we saw two classmates from O. I.. E.. Helen Currier and Virginia Campbell.
Both were busily engaged in giving lectures to a large audience. Helen is now President
of Boston University and one of the foremost authors of the day. Her latest book.
"Philosophy at a Glance." is being adopted by many prominent colleges. Virginia is
Professor of English at the University. and very successful in all her undertakings.
Upon looking over the pamphlets which Helen was discussing. our attention was drawn
to one in particular. The heading read. "Bliss Rita Ahearn Startles Philosophers by
Discovery Based on Proof That 'rielle' and 'ideal' Are Not Contradictory Terms
after All." Rita has been happily married since the pamphlet was published. and I
hear she makes a very charming wife "really."
We were growing very tired and had decided to call it a day and set off to look for a
hotel room. Suddenly a gigantic building attracted our attention. A sign outside
said, "The W'orld of Aviation." We entered and behold, who should greet us. but
Katie Dwyer who had just completed a non-stop Hight across the Pacitic. She told us
that while in France last year she met Dot Brophy and Kay O'Brien. Dot is the
United States Ambassadoress to that country. and according to Katie. is very fond of
her position. Kathleen is a member of the National French Dramatic Guild. and a
very popular actress on the Parisian stage. She not only acts but also composes many
plays. After our very enjoyable visit, we went to seek lodging in a comfortable hotel.
On the outskirts of the city we found just what we were looking for. It was called
the "John Phelan Hotel." The proprietress was none other than Florence Dunn who
appeared to be very well and happy in her new state of life. We had many enjoyable
times together during our stay there. W'e talked with Flossie for about an hour. She
told us that Mickey McCann is profitably employed in the U. S. Consul Service in
South America. Marguerite Moore is running a fashionable riding school in Philadel-
phia, and never misses seeing a rodeo show when there's one in the city. Moorie always
had a special liking for horses.
We went to our room to rest about five o'clock. Wife turned on the radio and the tirst
words that greeted us were: "Good aftemoon. everyone: this is Franny Manginf' Fran
is among the most prominent Catholic poets of the day and a famous radio star. Her
programs include dramatizations, reading of poems and songs. We had bought tickets
for the Metropolitan Opera House for that evening, when the operatic stars were to
present Verdi's famous opera, "Aida." Before getting ready for this event. however.
we decided to take a walk through the hotel and look around. On the main tloor we
spotted a very modernistic beauty salon run by Mary O'Brien. Mary is very successful
at this work, and has a steady stream of customers. We had a nice visit and promised
to return before our stay in New York was over. Vfhile walking down the corridor
on the second floor, a sign on a door at the right attracted our attention. It read "Betty
Stevens, M. D." We went in and found the office filled with patients, and the doctor
our beloved classmate at 0. L. E.
NVe reached the opera house at about 8:00. While waiting for the curtain, we looked
at the program and to our delight saw that the leading role of "Aida" was to be sung
by Mary Ellen Quilty, who took the part beautifully and furnished a most enjoyable
XVe slept late the next day and decided not to go to the Fair until late afternoon, as we
wanted to be present for the ice carnival in the evening. So we took a bus to the New
York Library. We couldn't go home without seeing that. Who was seated at the large
desk as head librarian but Lucille Cushion. She showed us around the building and
drew our attention to a book by Mary Scanlon, "History of the World." Mary is a
professor of American History at Wellesley College.
Before returning to the hotel, we decided to go down to New York Harbor for about
an hour to enjoy the scenery and watch the great vessels entering and leaving port.
We reached the harbor just in time to see a beautiful new liner ready to dock.
It was the queen and pride of the Ward Line, called the "S. S. Henry." To our
surprise we saw Rita Corridan, our Senior Class President, standing on deck and waving
to us. Rita told us that she is teaching English at the Sorbonneg but returned to this
country to attend the World's Fair. She came to the hotel with us and after a short
rest, we took the bus to the Fair. On the way, we told Rita about meeting so many
girls from the Elms in such a short time. She was very much surprised, and told us
that Dot Zielinski and Catherine Syner are now very skillful technicians at the Mas-
sachusetts General Hospital. We arrived safely at the Fair, and decided to go first
to the Fashion Building where a style show was being held, in which Joan Dragon and
Helen Auth were two outstanding models. We had a very delightful visit with them
after the show was over, talking over our college days.
The ice carnival was to begin at eight o'clock. It was held in a specially ventilated
building so we had to put on heavy coats for the occasion, even though it was yet
summer. The spectators were very anxious for the opening. Great amplifiers were
placed in different sections of the Coliseum.
At last we heard the announcer's enthusiastic voice,-"Introducing our three stars
of the evening, the world's most famous skaters, Peg Moriarty, Betty Maroney and
Sonja Henie. The exhibition was remarkable, and we congratulated Peg and Betty
after it was over, and we had a nice long talk with them.
We remained in New York for about a month and enjoyed every minute of our
vacation, happy to know that everyone in our Class of '38 had fared so well in life.
PROPHEC Y ON PROPHE T
During the summer of 1948, I embarked on a European trip. I landed at Havre and
proceeded to Paris, where I intended to spend several days. On one of my trips through
the city, I visited a fashionable finishing school for girls, and was delightfully sur-
prised to find that one of the instructors there was my college friend, Miriam Donovan.
She told me that she had been teaching in Paris for five years. We chatted about old
times and mutual friends. As I was leaving, Miriam promised that she would return
to America when the class of 1938 held its next reunion at Our Lady of the Elms.
We, the Seniors of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, in the Plantation of Chicopee
and State of Massachusetts, being of sound mind, memory and judgment, do hereby
declare this to be our last will and testament, and do earnestly hope that our last
requests be carried out as directed.
We give and bequeath to our President, his Excellency Bishop O'Leary, to our Vice
President, Dr. Rooney, to our Dean, Sister M. Ligouri, and to all the other members
of the faculty, our sincere affection, our deepest reverence, our heartiest gratitude,
and the whole unlimited wealth of our eternal memory.
Again, We give and bequeath to our faculty all the amazing knowledge and startling
information that we have furnished them from time to time in our various examination
papers. If the faculty see fit, they are authorized to give out such of this information to
the world of science and learning as they feel the world is ready to receive.
Dorothy Zielinski leaves to all future class treasurers her ability to make perfect record-
ings of the financial standing of class members, and her successful methods of col-
Marguerite Moore wills her dramatic ability to Marguerita Danahey with the proviso
that she continue the organization of the Dramatic Society.
To give a proof of our unselishness to the world, we leave Frances Mangin's poetry.
Joan Dragon chooses that Mary Larkin should be left her ability to spend much time
looking for a study hall only to find she can't keep it private.
Betty Maroney leaves her athletic prowess to Eleanor O'Herron.
Betty Stevens deems it time to turn over her Philosophy books to Annette LaLiberte.
Louise McCann and Florence Dunn bequeath Room if-'3 to Margaret Riley and Mary
Noonan. Our only request is that the new occupants of this room will be as gracious
hostesses as Louise and Florence have been.
Katherine Toole leaves a placard bearing the name Dolores Donlin to said person, so
that there will be no mistaken identity in the future.
To UM. E." Courtney, "M. E." Quilty leaves a dozen monogrammed gags of which
not the least important is, "He who puns shall be 'pun'ished."
Mary O'Brien leaves her quiet unassuming manner to Margaret Riley.
Rita Corridan's ability to do all things well we leave to Edna Lunney.
Helen Currier leaves her schoolgirl complexion to the Palmolive Company.
To the present and future classes of O. L. E. we leave the gift of gab, gaiety and
laughter of Margaret Moriarty. We desire this should be divided among the Juniors,
Sophomores and Freshmen, and a portion be left in trust for all future classes.
W'e bequeath Virginia Campbell's ability to pursue and conquer homework, especially
French, to all students who need such a trait.
Catherine Syner bequeaths a bundle of vitality and pep to the advertising manager of
the '39 Elmnra.
Katherine Dwyer leaves her naturalness and unaffected manner to all who can attain it.
To Ruth Moran, Rita Ahearn wills a chauffeur, always waiting at the door when classes
are finished, with explicit instructions to pick up all her classmates from school to
Mary Scanlon leaves her tardiness to Helen Finnegang at times she may find it profitable.
Lucille Cushion leaves a 10 cent bottle of waving lotion and a perforated curler to
Ruth Dineen, so that she may fix the tresses of her classmates, especially at time for
Kathleen O'Brien leaves her oratorical ability to Lorraine Horan. May she profit by
it especially in Oral Expression Contests.
Miriam Donovan disposes of her Brief Case by willing it to any Freshie who would like
to start on her college career with a good case, backed by a good reputation.
Dorothy Brophy leaves her hobby for collecting miniature dogs to Rosemary Cum-
mings. May she receive as much enjoyment from it as Dorothy has.
In order to show our good will towards the Freshman Class, we leave them a copy of
an "Old Farmer's Almanac" which will help them to steer clear of many an approach-
ing storm, by enabling them to read in their professors' countenances the nature and
condition of movements throughout the day.
To the Sophomores, we leave our school spirit-may they continue to exhibit the same
sort of enthusiasm and interest which has been manifested by the class of '38 at the
Elms. Not only is application to school work necessary, but support of all school
affairs and a whole-hearted cooperation of the entire class will be necessary if the class
of '40 hopes to follow in the footsteps of its sister class.
We give and bequeath unto the Juniors the great and noble honor of becoming Seniors,
in order that they may have a year book in which 9922, of their classmates will be
displeased, and we add our hopes that they will be as disappointed as we were, when we
found out that our pictures looked just like us.
Last comes the one thing difficult but necessary to relinquish. To the Juniors we leave
our course in Senior Philosophy. If the class of '39 gains half the profit and inspiration
which we have received, this will be their most precious possession, as it has been ours.
We do hereby constitute and appoint the Dean, sole executrix of this, our last will
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hand and seal at our residence in College
of Our Lady of the Elms, in the Plantation of Chicopee, Massachusetts, this , day
of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight.
Sbozzla' aulzl acqzzaizzfafzcc bc' ofqof
Azul 11c've1' bl'OIlgl7f i0 min 3'
Sbonlrl aulcl lIC'C1IllIllIfllIIl'l' bc' fmgof
aulzl lang S-j'IIf'.D
Millw-5 lfullx, Maxx.
Imlirm Owlmnl, Mass.
Grrrlf Barringiou, Mass.
Turm'rs Falls, Mass.
Millers Falls, Mass.
l"'M "Y .
E1 A LUNNEY MARGARET FITZPATRI
Do okrs DONLIN ELEANOR KELLEHER
JU IOR CLASS
Prcmlmt . . . . EUNA LUNNEY
Vin' Prvsiflwzr . . I,OLORhS DONLIN
Sc'rr'vhzi'Yy . . Nlaacixixhr FITZPATRIQK
Trcaxlzrvr ELLANOR KELLEHLR
United they stand, and in unity there is strength! Expressions and words are woefully
inadequate to tell all that the Junior Class have done for their Alma Mater. In after
years one of our most pregnant recollections will be the memory of this said class.
With the same vivacity and energy with which they have encountered their scholastic
studies, they have devoted themselves tirelessly to all other projects which they have
undertaken. Their loyalty, steadfastness, and their readiness to help at all times reflects
the real class spirit with which they are imbued, and rates them as A No. 1 friends
Their ability in dramatic fields is well recognized. This is shown by the important
roles which have been assigned to many of their members in the cast of "Pilate,s
Daughter." In debating too, they have proven that they can more than hold their owng
and in all other extra-curricula activities they have deserved the praise which has been
bestowed upon them.
One of the outstanding events of our Senior Year was the delightful Cap and Gown
Sunday program extended to us by the members of this class. It was characterized by
originality, and will not soon be forgotten.
Small wonder is it then that with the Junior Class continuing in the future as it has
in the past we, the Class of '3 8, feel no qualms in predicting that they will well become
the Seniorial garb and dignity which we will bestow upon them.
JOSEPHINE R. ALBANO
HELEN R. BARRETT
MARGARET G. BRESNAHAN
PHILIPPA M. BURKE
MARION A. CAN'fW"ELL
Cbicopee Falls, Mass.
ANNE C. CARROLL
MARIE E. COURTNEY
ROSEMARY A. CUMMINGS
MARGUERITA M. DANAI-IEY
DOLORES T. DONLIN
MARGARET P. FITZPATRICK
Great Barrington, Mass.
MARY A. FOGARTY
Three Rivers, Mass.
GERTRUDE L. FOOTIT
MARIE L. FORD
MARGARET M. GARX'EY'
MARY C. GIBLIN
ANNA E. GILLOOLY
HELEN G. KEEGAN
ELEANOR T. KELLEHER
MARY M. LARKIN
ANNA L. LEI-IR
EDNA F. LUNNEY
Norfb Adams, Mass.
MARY M. MAHONEY
MARY A. MARTINIK
LORETTA R. MCCARRY
CI.AIRE J. MCCARTHY
ELIZABETH A. MCKENNA
LILLIAN J. MOGGIO
Cbicopec' Falls, Mass.
EDNA M. MORIN
FRANCES J. MULHOLLAND
MARY A. O,CONNOR
ELEANOR M. O,HERRON
MARY R. O'SI-IEA
MARGARET M. RILEY
Claicopee Falls, Mass.
THERESE A. WELCH
X mmxm Almms Ac,NLs GULLY
D THY CLIN-'oku DILBORAH CLA
SOPI-IO ORE CLASS
Pwsiflwzl . . XIIRGINIA Aimxis
Vive Prrshfwzl . LDOROTHY CLIFFORD
Sl'l'I'l'f!II'-1' . . . AGNES GULLY
Tl'l'dSIII't'I' . . LDEBORAH CLI-XNCEY
In bidding farewell to the Sophomores, we pause awhile to say that we are very proud
of our sister class, and extend an earnest wish that it will progress in the field of
Scholastic achievement with the same rapidity that has been manifested thus far.
In the various clubs of the College, which aim to give a wider view of progress along
different lines, and also to add iinesse to the cultural background that is obtained in
the classroom, the Sophomores have been well represented by students, capable of
taking their stand beside the upper classmen. XVe have ever found them ready to assist
in any undertaking, which would add a note of glory or secure a word of praise for
their Alma Mater.
To the class of 1940, we lovingly give the following advice: "Continue your advance-
ment onward and upward, and when the close of this decade shall Hnd you wearing
the sable robe of the Senior Class, may it find you still sweet, gentle, progressive and
helpful as in the days when you were Sophomores, and we, your sisters, admired and
loved these virtues in youf'
-L 73 l'
SOPI-IO ORE DIRECTORY
South Deerfield, Mass.
MARY ROSE DURNIN
North Adams, Mass.
Cbieopee Falls, Mass.
Newport, R. I.
ANNETTE LA LIBERTE
CARMEN PADILLA '
Ponce, Puerto Rico
iw X ,Nw Ng 'VW DIN
F RESHMAN CLASS
MARY O,CONNOR MARY CALLAHAN
HELEN CONNORS MARY DESNIARAIS
Pn'sitlw1t . . TNTARY O'CONN0lk
Vin' Prvsiifwzf HELEN CONNORS
Sz'rr'f'fai'y . MARX' CALLAHAN
Trmi11ri'r MARY IJIQSMARAIS
Behold, the Freshmen! To them falls the fate of being the cynosure of all eyes-
from the critical one of the Senior, to the sympathetic one of the Sophomore. Now,
after a year of probation it is our duty to declaim their virtues and to predict a likely
future for them. The day of registration we were greeted by a lively, likeable group
of expectant faces. They seemed a bit too assured but we knew a few weeks would
cure that! However, we hoped that spirit and action viewed so clearly would be retained,
and it was. At every dance, at the proms, at theatrical productions, we could always
count on the loyal support of the Freshmen. It is one of their striking characteristics
and we hope nothing will dim its ardor. But, this might mislead the reader into thinking
this Class is merely interested in social affairs. They lent their spirit industriously to
class work, also. How many times we wondered how long their sacrificing spirit could
withstand giving up free afternoons for the study hall. We were agreeably surprised
to see that this was no flickering spurt of energy. In debates and assemblies their
representatives have attained a high standard, creating a good impression on both faculty
and student body.
There is time for sports in every enjoyable schedule. It is not lacking here. Although
the Freshmen have not been successful in gaining the trophy in intramurals, their
spirit of enthusiasm has made them graceful in defeat.
Four years is a long time to live up to a reputation of loyalty, industry and enthusiasm,
which has been set at such a high standard. But, persevere, Freshmen, and keep your
ideal before you. We have confidence that you can do it. You know that you will.
HELEN M. BUTLER
MARIE T. CALLAHAN
MARY M. CALLAHAN
ELEANOR M. CAVANAUGH
IRENE A. CANVANAUGH
HELEN D. CONNORS
MARY L. DESMARAIS
MARY K. DONOGHUE
KATHLEEN B. DUGGAN
ELIZABETH M. EVERETT
HELEN F. FINNEGAN
KATHERINE E. GIBBONS
MARY RITA GRADY
MARION A. HAITFKE
Clzicojwfo Falls, Mass.
CATHERINE A. JOSEPH
HELEN F. MEAGHER
KAY T. WELCH
FLORA V. MILLETTE
RITA L. MULGAHY
JOSIE M. MURRAY
MARY I. NOONAN
Graaf Barringfon, Mass
MARY R. O,CONNOR
Three Rivers, Mass.
MARY H. O,DONNELL
Wc'sf Springflflzl, Mass.
MARY DEPAUL POWER
HELEN B. PRATT
Graaf Barrington, Mass.
MARGARET P. RILEY
MARY J. RANGER
MARGARET L. SEYMOUR
EILEEN L. SHEA
Cloicopec' Falls, Mass.
K. SHIRLEY SHERIDAN
MARY M. SMYTH
CONSTANCE M. STILES
ANNA M. UPERT1
Newport, R. I.
Seerefary - -
- - - MARY FOGARTY
MARY ROSE DURNIN
- - HELEN AUTH
THE BLESSED VIRGIN'S SODALIT Y
Guarding the entrance to the College of Our Lady of the
Elms, with arms protectively extended, stands a large statue
of the Virgin Mary who is the patroness and ideal of every
Elms girl. Honor to her finds expression in the activities
of the Sodality which is particularly devoted to Godis most
As Freshmen, we looked with longing eyes on the "Upper
Classmen" who were privileged to wear Mary's own Medal
and when, in the course of time that distinction was con-
ferred on us and we became real Sodalists our enthusiasm
knew no bounds.
The Spiritual Meetings held on each First Friday of the
month intensified our reverence for the Queen of Heaven
and enriched our spiritual lives while our daily lives grew
more verdant in the literary and mission activities con-
nected with the Sodality.
Ever a source of pleasure and delight have been the Major
Meetings and the social hour which precedes them. They
will always live in our memory.
XX'e wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our Reverend
Director and Directress under whose aid and guidance the
Society has flourished and through whose influence we
have come to recognize the true worth of "our tainted
nature's solitary boast."
As we pass for the last time through the portals of the
Elms, ever in our hearts will be enshrined a prayer that
Mary will continue to inspire us throughout life and that
when the shades of death draw nigh her benediction may
descend upon us.
Clmirman of Music' -
Cl7dil'lIIl1Il of Dl'l'0l'Hff0l1S
Clmirmalz of Refrvsbrzmnfs
Claairman of Fazfors - -
Claairuzau of Irzrifafiwzs
Cbuirnzarz of Pzlfrlicify -
Clmirmarz of Tirkefs
- RITA CORRIDAN
- MAIKX' SCANLON
- - JOAN DRAGON
- RITA AHEARN
- MARY O,BRIEN
Uverhead myriads of multi-colored Japanese lanterns swayed in perfect rhythm to
the lilting strains of sweet American music, that floated from a pagoda in which the
orchestra was situated. The soft glow of an oriental sunset shed its unique beauty on
the happy dancing couples that kept step with the even measures of Ken Reeves' band.
Everywhere Japanese splendor manifested itself in an American background in an event
that proved as enjoyable as it was exceedingly attractive. The memories of our Senior
Prom will bring us very much happiness through the years and we shall never think of
it without Al feeling of gratitude for our Chairmen who were responsible for it success.
Claairnzan of Nlnsic -
Cbairnmu of Df'l'0l'6lfi0IIS
Chairman of Rc'fr'c'sfJu1e11i5 - -
Chairman of Fazvrs - -
Chairman of Inzifnfions
Cbuirman of Publicity -
Chairman of Tic'lzc'fs -
- RITA AHEAIIN
- ANN MARONEX'
- HELEN AUTH
- MARY O,BRIEN
JU IOR PROM
Among the pleasant memories that the class of thirty-eight will cherish through the
years, is that of a certain night in February when we, as juniors, danced to the rhythm
of Jan Campbellls orchestra. Our gymnasium, on that Occasion, cast off its stern
aspect and was transformed to a beautiful Southland scene, just as if some fairy god-
mother had touched it with her wand. The fairy godmothers, however, were none
other than the members of the Junior Class and an eflicient interior decorator, and
unfortunately, there was no such wand to be had. Hard work and interested coopera-
tion wrought magic, and the transformation of the 'gymi into a beautiful cottonfield
was sufficient gratification for the labor involved.
The junior Prom, so thoroughly enjoyed by all, is another proof of the ability of the
class of thirty-eight to do all things well.
Editor-in-Cbirf - - HELEN CURRIER
Assistant Editor - - MARY CAMPBELL
, , , - MARGUERITE MOORE
- FRANCES MANGIN
Art Editor - - - - MARY' QUILTY
Assistant Art Editor - - RITA CORRIDAN
Hnnzor Editor - - - DOROTHY BROPHY
Bnsinvss Manager - - KATHERINE DWYER
Advertising Manager ----- ANN SYNER
Assistant Advertising Manager DOROTHY ZIELINSRI
Prvsizlwzf - Doltorrn' ZIELINSKI
Vive Prexiilwzf - - HELEN KEPGAN
Sccrefary - MAME C.NLLAHAN
Treasurer ELEANOR DONAHOE
Keeping pace with the rapidly progressing science of our day has been the chief aim of
the Monsignor Doyle Science Circle. The leading questions that confront our modern
scientists, as well as the observations and conclusions that have been arrived at, produce
interesting and comprehensive subject material for the various discussions, so thoroughly
treated by the members of the club.
An element that adds to the attraction of the Science Circle and gives a clear
and concise idea of the various subjects treated, is the use of moving pictures. In this
way the students enjoy the illustrated representations of the various processes which
enable us to produce artificially those necessities that otherwise are the work of nature.
With the professor explaining each step in the process, the student acquires a clear idea
of what is going on in the field of science about him.
The class of 1938 leaves a hearty wish for continued success in this field, where minds
are enlightened with the true facts of our progressive world, and scholars come to the
realization that "true science and revelation cannot be at variance."
.4 85 is
CORTE CASTELLA A
Pr'rxnlr'11l - - Louisa McCANN
Vin' Prrmlwzf - - ANN CARROLL
Sm'i'vfai'y - - - CARMEN PADILLA
Tl't'lIX1ll'l'l' - - JOAN DRAGON
Holding rigorously to its scheduled bimonthly meetings, La Corte Castellana main-
tained an interesting program of activities. The aim of La Corte Castellana is to awak-
en in its members an active appreciation of all that was and all that is Spanish. Follow-
ing this plan, La Corte held .1 lively discussion of current events and the position
of Spain in its present crisis. Wlieii Christmas appeared, we were glad to know just
how the Spanish celebrate their Christmas. Under the direction of the president,
individual countries were capably represented by different members. It was a beautiful
and inspiring presentation.
Leaving social affairs in the background for a serious study of the works of Lope de
Vega, Gracian and Calderon, we proceeded to haunt the glorious history of Spanish
literature. Witli Spring came thoughts of poetry. Who can better interpret the beauty
of this season than our poets? A current events meeting seemed to complete the
program of activities for this year. Thus, the old was tied wich the new in club
assemblies. Now, La Corte Castellana is nearing the end of a successful year, hoping
that the Spanish student has gained much practice in Spanish conversation and an
insight into the beauty of its language.
HI-,I.IpN Cuiuurit - - President, '37-'S
DOIKOTIIX' BRQPHY - - Vice President. '5
RITA COIKRIIJAN - - Secretary, '3
NIARY ScANLoN - - Vice President, '5
KATHERINE TooLE - - Secretary, 'B
The social nature of our Philosophy Clubs has added pleasure and enjoyment to the
acquisition of practical knowledge and many of our happiest hours were spent when
these clubs were in session. In our Junior Year our interests were in the Metaphysical
Club, and in our Senior Year our attention was naturally turned toward Social Action,
since we too, were to become partakers of its labor, The presence of guest speakers
on various occasions proved to be invaluable
as a source of information and guidance,
and these representatives of the different branches of Social work very clearly and
definitely pointed out the problems and experiences which confront the modern graduate.
The speakers proved ethcient in answering
members of the Club. The very informality
tunity of satisfying her curiosity regarding
We leave an earnest wish that the Philosophy
others may prosper by the 'helps' that have
the questions directed to them by the
of the meeting gave every girl an oppor-
the subject treated.
Clubs continue in the same manner, that
.M --H-. L..-w 'LC' ra'--v'5?'h-J l
l'n'mlw1f - - - Fi.olufNcsi1 DUNN
Vin' I'1'miilw1t - - ANN CARROIL
Serrvhzr-y - - - HEI.liN F1NNhGAN
Tm1.mrrr - - MARGAIKET M1iEHAiN
Not least among our extra-curricula activities on campus is the Cwlee Club, which
under the capable direction of our Reverend Directress has been acclaimed as an
organization of unheralded merit. Connected with this Club as a necessary and essen-
tial unit is the Orchestra, whose harmonious strains have blended and heightened
the effect of the various voices in the ensemble.
Annual features of the Club are the Christmas Concert, when, to the clear, sweet
notes of "Silent Night," the Yuletide season is ushered in and the Spring Concert,
at which time Nature and all her attributes are lauded in song.
The Glee Club contributes its talent to many of the plays produced during the year
and has also furnished enjoyment to outside audiences, as will be remembered by the
applause which greeted their efforts at the Springfield Auditorium a few years back
and even more forcibly attested to last year by a gathering composed of Catholic
Alumnae of various colleges.
The crowning highlight of the Club has been the Double Quartet, which has ably
demonstrated that it can transport us from this mortal soil into heavenly realms
by the accord of sweet harmony. Surely, music hath charms!
Pruiirlrul, Kuiiu 1 N O'BRIl N
Srrrctary, I.oRlm1Ni- HORAN
Trmmzrer, FLORA lVlILLk'l'TE
That woman can be as fiery as she is gentle has been well proven by the members of
our debating society. The inter-class debates, which have been so intensely interesting
to the students in the College, have not been received with less enthusiasm and admira-
tion when staged before a strange audience.
The debaters have shown themselves capable of weighing the good and bad points of
the predominant questions of the day, and of defending their stand by forceful and
clear argumentation. Friendly rivalry has been the outstanding characteristic of this
society, and one team has never known a victory that the opposing team has HOF
shared by its good sportsmanship.
We congratulate the coach of our debating society for her untiring efforts along
this line, and We feel sure, that, under her guidance, many young women will take
their places among the logical thinkers and clear speakers of the world, and maintain
that same self-confidence that has characterized our debating society thus far.
.,: S9 1.
. M. A, A
I'rrinIi'11l, BETTY MARoNtY
Tmmirrr, AN1c LTA DEUQER
Since it is the purpose of every good teaching organization to aim toward the develop-
ment of a "sound mind in a sound bodyf' our College, by means of its Athletic
Association, has provided for the recreation and muscular development of its students,
with the same care and guidance that has characterized its achievements pertaining
to mental development.
Our gymnasium, which is open to the entire student body is adequately furnished with
modern athletic equipmentg and the inter-class tournaments have been a most effective
incentive toward the progress of bodily development.
The Athletic Association is outstanding for its skill, good sportsmanship, alertness,
and that highly commendable quality of being able to think for one's self when facing
The Class of 1938, in parting, shall take with it many pleasant memories of happy
hours spent in the enjoyment of the Association's activities, and leave an earnest wish
that this splendid work will advance steadily onward.
Vfu' Pwtiilwit, JOAN DRAGON
Srrrulury, ELKANOR KI:LLl,HIrR
First in importance in the activities of Le Cercle Francais was the beginning of a
French journal, "Chuchotements des Ormesf' with Kathleen O'l5rien '58 appointed
as editor-in-chief. Another industrious step toward making French a practical study
for students was the establishment of French tables in the dining hall. To attempt
to invigorate the conversation of these ambitious students, medals of the fleur de lys
were offered as a merit of excellence. The club meetings varied in entertainment from
a card social to the popular vox pop. The limelight of the year was stolen by the
inter-class debate, "Resolved: That the radio is worth more than the press." It was a
glad day for the Seniors and Sophomores. Following their course of studies. two one-act
plays by the modern writers, Zamacois and Duvernois were presented. The cast admirably
portrayed the roles, expressing themselves with perfect diction. Congratulations on the
completion of a great year-and may the following year see even greater endeavor
Prcsiflwzt, Manouerurs Moons
Secreiary, DOROTHY CLIFFORD
Trvaxzarrr, FRANCES MANGIN
The li'hts are dim the stage is set and as the misty curtain of past events is raised before our eyes we
l-i 1 .
l they arrived at O. L. E., and in the
behold the present Senior Class as they were four years ago waen
immortal words of Shakespeare ready "to hold, as 'twere, the mirr
or up to Nature."
Their expectation was fulfilled when they were admitted to the ranks of the Dramatic Society, which
society has ever been one of the most popular organizations on campus. A chance to demonstrate their
- - - - - - ti - 1 n h
histrionie ability was given them in the initial production of the college play Pilates Daughter W en
several roles were assigned to the members of our class.
Sophomore year witnessed a steady climbing of the Thespian heights
medieval drama was staged and met with satisfying approval.
As juniors, under the auspices of the Dramatic Society our class
production and once again showed that it had the power to move
terrifying shrieks that rent the air at the appearance of the ghostly
Honorable mention should be paid to "Little Women" put on
when "Everyman" that unforgettable
chose "The White Phantom" as its
an audience as was witnessed by the
by a cast composed of the Senior
members of the club. This well-staged drama can be truly counted as a feather in the cap of the
Class of '38.
At this time, though mere words can not half convey our rea ee ings, we wis
and gratitude to our Sister Directress who each and every year has worked tirelessly to make our
l f l' ' h to render our appreciation
dramatics a success.
Looking back through the years we find tiat t e mem ers o
to be really real in the characters which they interpret and our only wish is, that, as they go through
life each may play his part as best he can and as the Author of Life has planned.
l h b f this society have worked without stint
11555 L, I
. ,, End, -,.,.,
CLASSICAL r y
Pwsiilrrif, BARBARA NORTON
Vin' Prrsideni, EILIEEN SHRA
Serrelary, DOROTHY CLIFFORD
TV!'dSllft'l', CATHERINE FITZGIQRALD
"lVlJilc' fbc Colosseum sfamls, Rome shall sfandg
When flat' Colosseum falls, Rome shall fallg
And when Rome falls, fbc' world . . . "
For thousands of years, the Latin writers have been the subject of deep study by scholars
all over the world, because they represent what is best in literature. The Classical Club
at our College has made a very successful debut this year, and has developed initiative
among its members by urging them to broaden their views in Classic literature, and not
to confine them within the narrow limits of the classroom.
The results of this activity have been very satisfactory and those interested have de-
veloped the power of appreciating and of profiting by the centuries of learning that
make Rome one of the great educational centers of the world.
., , 5,
U. .., , me f I -fi
ALUMNA ASSGCI TIO
Esther C. Barnes
lV0. BI'00kfii'l1l, NIAIXM
Helen A. Benard
Mildred M. Clarke
Margaret T. Clifford
Catherine B. Curran
Margaret M. Cusack
Mary E. Dalton
Katherine M. Daly
Clare A. Devine
Esther E. Devine
Cliiropwe Pulls, Mass.
Oranier C. Diamant
Margaret F. Dineen
Katherine M. Donaldson
Mrs. Patrick Dalton
Mary G. Enright
Writ Springfield, Mass.
Margaret M. Geran
Marie L. Gillis
Mary F. Greaney
Cecelia E. Larose
Gertrude M. Morrison
Great Burrington, Mass.
Mary V. Murphy
Dorothy T. O'Brien
Mrs. George Siddell
Mary C. Shea
Dorothy T. Adams
Mary M. Barrett
Helen C. Begley
Mrs. john Lyons
Rosalie M. Carroll
Mrs. Henry Spring
Margaret R. Collins
Mary E. Coughlin
Jane Ann Cullen
Viola C. Daudelin
Grace A. Flanagan
Mrs. Jos. Hogan
Hazel F. Ford
Margaret M. Gallivan
Alice R. Hallein
West Springfield, Mass.
Gertrude C. Hallein
Helen E. Hearn
Eleanor M. Lambert
Mary F. Mahar
Great Barrington, Mass.
Mrs. Bernard Welch
Mary M. McDonough
Claire P. McLaughlin
Eileen M. Sullivan
Mrs. Bartholomew Dowd
Ruth M. Walsh
Mrs. Wm. Healey
Mary F. Clancy
Grace M. Collins
Patricia A. Collins
Claudia M. Fleming
Florence M. Fortin
East Longmeadow, Mass
Gertrude B. Gannon
Alice L. Hanan
Eileen M. Larkin
Mary E. Lynn
Margaret I. McManus
Clara M. Moynahan
Mrs. Daniel Murphy
Eleanor F. Peck
West Springfield, Mass.
Beatrice G. Smith
Mary W. Sullivan
No. Brookfield, Mass.
Edna M. Wood
East Springfield, Mass.
Doris B. Clement
Catherine C. Conaty
Dorothy M. Dowd
Clare C. Dugan
Providerice, R. I.
Mildred R. Erickson
Mary Gertrude Fish
Cecelia T. Ford
Mary C. Galway
Bellows Falls, Vt.
Mrs. Raymond Letellier
Irene C. Glista
Ruth M. Grady
Frances C. Hardiman
Elmeda H. Harty
Mary A. Houlihan
F. Barbara Hughes
Grace C. Kaley
Monica M. King
Katherine T. McDonough
Rita M. Mclnnis
Anna M. McLellan
Alice R. Moline
Kathleen F. Mungivcn
Riwrside, L. l.
Rita M. O'Dea
L. Stella Shaughness
Iamuifa, N. Y.
Mary Louise Smith
New Britain, Conn.
Julia K. Toole
Margaret H. Waltz
Rita M. Buckley
Margaret M. Canavan
Mary A. Clifford
Dorothy R. Cruze
Alice C. Donnellan
Margaret M. Driscoll
Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick
Philomene A. Gagne
Madeline E. Garvey
Cbiropec' Fullx, Maxx.
Ruth M. Hanan
Mary V. Harrington
Dorothy A. Lucas
Mary E. Manning
Muriel T. Manning
Kathleen E. McDermott
Margaret M. Murphy
Kathleen L. O'Leary
Helen C. Stone
Cecelia M. Sullivan
Margaret M. W'alsh
Sr. Rose Carmel, S.S.J.
Lucille M. Champoux
Bernardine A. Conaty
H. Roberta Decker
South Deerfield, Mats.
Ruth M. Dunleavy
Eileen T. Fleming
Marie E. Foley
Rita E. Ford
East Longnnuldou. Mint
Barbara tl. Gately
Catherine V. Germaine
Sally B. Hallein
WTS! Springfield. Maxx.
Elizabeth A. Hannigan
Ann A. Hoar
Marion R. Kennedy
Katherine R. King
Claivopn' Falls, Mais.
Mary E. Lalor
Helen G. Lichwell
Anna P. Looney
Claire A. Reavey
Margaret M. Shea
Evelyn E. Welch
Louise M. Yfelch
Dorothy E. XY'iltln1an
North Adninx, Mutt.
, 2.42. ' 4'
' i H2140 i AV-
1, 86 2. The junior Prom '57.
3. Joan and Marguerite with D
4. "Pilate's Daughter."
Commissioner and Mrs. Riordan 9. Between Classes.
with Bishop O'Leary. 10. That letter home, Marguerite?
Pere Lane. ll. Recreation hour during retreat
A "booster for Elms girls." 12. The grotto.
Queen of the Campus. 13. Cap and Gown at last!
As we sec him.
Our Dream House.
Fatlwr Shun comes to class.
Favorite indoor sport
Clothcd in dignity.
. "Over there."
. Freshmen Picnic.
Rita and Midge af Brightside.
. 'Neath the Elms.
. "Chico" goes to College.
. At Nlount Marie.
. At the "hitehwagon."
. The Trio.
. In the court.
Kathleen Noreen Maureen.
Art for Art's sake.
"Here's looking at you."
A day at Forest Park.
, '11 IMT l!li
The Bishop pays a call.
When we get together.
The "Ole Apple Tree."
Down on the Farm.
All set for Santa.
Inside and Out.
"Is that fair, Jeanie."
"M A P S ."
CHIIIIID CHIIIPUS CUIIIIIIEIIIHIOR
PRICE: A good laugh
No. , ',-'. l3t'W:l1't' of SIlllSlltlllt'S
Our editor - in - chief
startled the world at the
Elms with her new head-
line . . . or do I mean hair-
cut .... On a dark and
stormy night 'ME' under
protest did the dire deed
and clipped the mane so
long the envy of all. Came
the morning after and Helen
removed the long despised
curlers and wailed, "Is this
the face that launched a
The flashy Senior Team
chicly attired in navy blue
suits Cborrowedj nosed out
the powerful Alumni Sex-
tet, 8-2, in a thrilling, chill-
ing game of basketball.
This is the second vic-
tory gained by the Seniors
in their four year campaign.
It does not however destroy
their hope that they will
string up the longest num-
ber of successive defeats
for a like campaign.
We've heard of receiving
roses, yes, and violets and
even camillias, but we be-
gin to wonder when Midge
Moore receives ORANGE
Mickey Buck Returns
Mickey Buck the famous
explorer has just returned
from his latest expedition
to the wilds of Sunderland
Smiling broadly under his
well known sun helmet he
declares: 'the native peaches
Believe It Or Not
Miss Margaret Moriarty
revealed a hitherto unsus-
pected side of her personal-
ity. The question concern-
ed the fatiguing effect of
the emotions. Miss Moriar-
ty stated that Lore is 1101
FATIGUINGH! Could that
have something to do with
the Special Deliveries from
Miss Miriam Donovan at-
tended six classes today . . .
and didn't giggle once!!!!!
Miss Joan Dragon has re-
turned to our midst after a
siege of distemper. No,
nothing to be alarmed at.
Joan wasn't the invalid ....
But we all know that
Chico's health comes before
ACCLAIMEO BY ELMS GIRLS!
Sunday morning, Feb. li. lflms girls were startled into
expressions of great delight as the result of an act entirely
without precedent of the oldest inhabitants. No . . the
bananas and cornllakes were not missing at the breakfast
table . . but they were neglected for . . . delight of de-
lights . . . yes . . . we had bacon for breakfast.
FIRE IN JUNIOR DORMITORY
Miss -Iosephine Albano of the 'junior Guard' pursued
the 'Sardonie Seniors' who raised a false alarm of fire.
Miss Albano was nattily attired in pajamas, bare feet and
curlers. Unfortunately the perpetrators uf said crime es-
Misses Moore and Brophy decided to put an end to the
'alarm clock menace' which was spoiling those last precious
moments of sleep. They took steps one night, spirited
away the offending alarms and so successfully hid them
that one fell from the third story window. On being
recovered the next day, the only part that worked was . . .
yes . . . THE ALARMIIIIII
Marguerite Moore was dressed and packed fifteen minutes
before Taxi Time, the Saturday of our last weekend. The
shock was too great for Flossie, who passed quietly from
this earthly sphere. She is mourned by all who knew her.
Miss Virginia Campbell departed from this life early
yesterday afternoon. The cause . . . no French assignment
was given for the next class!!!!"
Miss Betty Maroney, assistant stage manager for the pro-
duction 'EVFRY MAN,' after a full weekends work on a
rose bedecked trellis discovered that they iust didn't go in
for that sort of thing in the Medieval theatre. She never
recovered. Friends have sent "roses,"
CANDID CAMPUS COMMENTATOR
Solved by Gracie Gabalot of the International
Dear Miss Gabalot:
Could you tell me what happens to our Editor-in-chief
every time a Prom rolls around? I always hunt for her to
claim our dance but narry a sign of her ....
Have you tried the Library balcony??
What does Dr. Shea mean when he speaks of 'sociable
notes' in our Philosophy class?
Dear Bob Wire:
Prom bids of course.
Dear Miss Gabalot:
Recently I found myself in a strange predicamentg mine
was not the usual problem of lack of escort, on the con-
trary, I accidently invited two gentlemen to the same
affair. What would you do in such a position?????
-Quaking in my Quandrum.
Dear Quaking in My Quandrum:
Miss Mary Scanlon from her own experience has been
kind enough to answer that one. Miss Scanlon recommends
finding a third young man on the spot. fln fact, sbt' had
one on campus in twenty minutesj.
Dear Miss Gabalot:
Don't you think that under the clothes-line, on Prom
night is a queer place to mend a slipper?
Miss Moore assures us that it is done in the best and
most elite circles.
POSSIBLE BUT NOT PROMABLE! ! ! ! ! !
PROM PROBLEMS- KCOntinuedJ
Dear Miss Gracie:
Should one be discouraged at receiving a special deliv-
ery the day of a prom stating that he's terribly sorry,
Discouraged? Never say die! The Class of '39 has given
us proof of this maxim. When mere freshmen, three cases
of measles, a broken leg, a pulled tooth, and suspension for
infraction of rules among their escorts didn't stop them.
All six cases occurred the day before and the day of the
Prom. However all six girls made a smiling debut with six
IN THE WORLD OF SCIENCE
Dr. Sheehan: Where did fire originate?
Mickey Csotto voicej: A boy scout.
Dr. Shea: What is man?
Any Elms Girl: Any Prom prospect.
C. Syner Cdiscovered in her Biology notesjz The seed of
.1 plant is developed in the overalls.
Could you mean ovary, Catherine?
Trig. Prof.: Rita, your figure is lopsided---
Dr. Shea: What do you call those people who chase bugs
Helen C.: Men about town.
Mary O'B.: Listen to the Protococcus.
Miss Katherine Toole has of late exhibited a marked
interest in the city of Boston. We've heard that the inter-
est is merely "friend"ly.
Welve been wondering about that mysterious sender of
violets to Mary Alice-just a week after the Prom-and
on Valentine's Day.
Dr. Shea: Cin an examj What's holding you up, girls?
H. C.: The chairs.
CANDID CAMPUS COMMENTATOR
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-One pair of bas-
ketball trunks. Finder please
return to Gypsy Rose
0 0 0
LOST - O ne portrait
from Mary Scanlon's dresser.
0 0 0
FOUND-Our idea of a
real man . . . Fred O'Neil
of Holy Cross who publicly
voted the Elms girls as his
idea of real PERSONAL-
O O O
WANTED-A prom man.
0 0 D
WANTED - An IDEAL
U 0 O
WANTED - Contribu-
tions to the French journal
O O 0
LOST-One brain well-
used. . . lost in the vicinity
of the Latin class. Please
return to Betty Maroney.
falong Exchange St.J
The Dot Zielinski stocks
have gone up with receipt
of the news that she has
received a car for gradua-
ME Quilty's credit has
risen with the receipt of
FIVE DOLLARS from
Brother Bill as a birthday
Trading at the hitch-
wagon fell to a new low
today . . . Elms girls are
awaiting this months allow-
New Instruments Added
The immortal string en-
semble was presented with
several new instruments
through the combined ef-
forts of Misses Carroll and
Everett. They discovered
them while rummaging in
the family attic. It is be-
lieved that they are rem-
nants of Toscanini's old
Included in the collec-
l. 1 flute without stops.
2. lclarinet minus a
3. 1 trombone minus a
4. 1 pair drum sticks
These will all be christen-
ed at the farewell rendition
of the 'Moonlight Madon-
na' so faithfully executed
by the Ensemble at each
The 'Shower room Trio'
has received great acclaim
particularly for their rendi-
tion of 'She's Only A Bird
In A Gilded cage.
FOR TI-IE WEEK
Q Q O
Castor oil in lamb gravy
is recommended by Flossie
Dunn to secure that de-
licious turkey flavor.
FASHION 8a BEAUTY
Miss Helen Currier caused
quite a furore at a retreat
conference by appearing
with her waist length hair
flowing in the breeze. This
style though unusual is not
expected to be universally
The latest thing in table
crumbers is an awning-like
affair suspiciously ressembl-
ing the pajamas with which
Mary Scanlon feasted our
eyes, those happy evenings
of Sophomore year. Can it
One of the outstanding
campus figures recommends
galoshes as the fashionable
footwear from September to
The newest fad in Easter
bonnets is recommended by
Ligerrelli, Elmtree Lane, on
the Chicopee .... A dashing
red flower-pot crowned by
Cacti or ivy trim.
Male fashions displayed
by the Class of '38 in their
production "Little Women"
are being eagerly copied by
Harvard men ....
Miss Scanlon has delight-
ed the onlookers by the ad-
dition of two tricky pock-
ets to her uniform.
AT THE THEATER
A recent meeting of the
Dizzy Drama Club was in-
terrupted during a presen-
tation of "Molly Moo Cow"
by a resounding thud sus-
piciously ressembling that
of a shoe striking the ad-
joining wall. Could it be
that the faculty does not
appreciate true art?????
"Little NX'omen" as pre-
sented by the class of 1938
was declared by critics to
be tops in the Chicopee the-
The cast of "Little Wom-
en" thanks the male mem
bers of the Corridan fam-
ily, who so kindly sacrificed
their evening and remained
at home in order that the
show might go on at the
The price of sugar has
dropped due to mass pro-
duction of Fanny Farmer
chocolates. The great in-
crease can be attributed to
the Keene 'nthousiasm of a
certain jeune homme for
The Sunderland Crier re-
ports Halrjdley any drop
in onion prices.
It seems perfect ages since I've heard from you. What is the matter? I hope you
answer this letter right away because I simply love to get mail from home. You came
near not hearing from me as I had an awful time borrowing a stamp.
I had my green silk cleaned last week but haven't gone after it yet. It's terrible
the way cleanerls prices have gone up. Be sure to write soon, won't you? I was going
to have my hair set this week but I guess I'll have one of the girls fix it instead.
They keep telling me my collars are ready at the laundry but I'm letting them
stay there awhile.
All the girls went to the movies this afternoon to see Robert Taylor. I read a
book. I'll have to bring it back tonight. It's due today and they charge a nickel a day
for overtime. Don't forget to answer this letter as soon as you can.
Tell Dad I send my love. I didn,t have a bit of trouble cashing the last check
I guess I've told you all the news except that I've lost my English Lit and can't
study till I get another book. Don't neglect answering me as I want to hear how
you all are' Your loving daughter,
PS. How is it that brother Henry never writes to me these davs? Has he lost
Famous Last Words
"Who tampered with the notice on the bulletin board?',
"Have you heard-"
"SHE was a GOOD girl."
Iunior Religion: "Verbum Sapienti SufIicit.'
"Malheur E1 vous!"
"The 'Man Who Knew Too Much' was out."
"Dismiss the young man as soon as possible without insulting him."
"Students must not use the front door."
"Everything comes from the Greek."
"Oh-the shock of it!"
"'Tis the hour for Vesta's dance!" fthe last word to be pronounced dawncej.
Father Sheehan: "As they say in the French--',
"I'm just getting the lay of the land."
"Keep the young man waiting at least fifteen minutes."
"This is really a BEAUTIFUL proof!" Cmodestlyj "I wrote it."
"I just do what THEY tell me."
"Do any of you know what a butt is?,'
"Young man! Desist! or shave off your moustachef,
"Put your figure on the board."
"A young lady does not cross her knees but keeps her feet fiat on the floor."
"Close your books, if you please and thank you."
"Non-residents are to sign out before leaving campus."
Definitions As Webster Never Conceived Them:
Alibi: That famous old story now in its six hundredth edition: "XVhy I wasn't at
Bluebooks: A necessary evil, two for a nickel.
Chaperon: Also a necessary evil.
Cuts: "Privileges which do not exist in this institution." QQuote rule book.j
Cum Laude: With noise.
Summa cum laude: with much noise.
Phrases they say attached to some diplomas.
Date: Rare delicacy not found in this region.
Faculty: 1. The proximate eihcient causes of our immediate actions.
2. The power of doing things.
Library: Fine substitute for a Polar expedition.
Futility: Requests for Senior privilege.
Dignity: Hardening of the arteries.
Man: Two legged creature without feathers rarely seen in these parts.
Night Privileges: We have not been able to End anyone with sufficient experienet
in this matter to define it.
Reservation: From the Latin re-serva-to serve again. Hash is a reservation.
Stew: That indelinable something. See Reservation.
Senior Privilege: The "deus ex machina" to get a senior out of any and all difhculties.
Potential Being: That which can exist but actually does not. Male callers are potential
Rule: "That which was made to be broken."
Mystery: "Who are THEY?"
Penitence: The result of talking English in a French class.
Squir-rel: Anyone who does not agree with your opinions.
"In the throes": A good excuse for a day in bed.
Bramtrust: One who knows all the answers.
Lemon: 1. Flavoring found in everything from soup to nuts.
2. A sour person.
Socialist: That little red book which provides an essential "Prom Man."
Blind: 1. A speciman of the species "Homo Sapiensn--mostly just Sapi.
2. The wrong answer to a maiden's prayer.
3. Your room-mate's brother's chum.
Stooge: One who studies and knows her philosophy.
Rulebook: 1. What we hoped it wouldn't be.
2. What we were afraid it would be.
Surprise: Quarterly exams.
Homer: 1. Blind Greek poet.
2. See Blind.
History: His story.
Pun: Mary Ellen's idea of humor.
As We Were Saying -
"Did you find IT?".. ......,., ..,.,,.,........... Decorating for the Prom
"I play jfzddle for the Czarv.. . .,,..,,.., .... , ,. i. ,. .. . , . ,Flossie Dunn
"As long as the pitcher goes to the well? Betty Maroney
"Ha! Ha!" ..... ...,......................,,,..... .... . M iriam Donovan
"I nominate Franny Munginv ...... ,, Betty Stevens
"What do you think of the Elms as a whole?"
I a'on't know a thing!-really I a'on't." Qoh no?j
"I nominate Betty Stevens" .. .I .I .
, , 3 r
Haze you hzardf .. .
It pays to aa'z'ertise" ,
"It's the gypsy in me" ,. ,. .. . ,
Is this the faee that launched a thousand ships?
I'd lore some fruit juice!" . , .. ..,V . .. ..
Want to hear a joke?"
Ma foil . . . .. ..aaa,..a,.
Wait till you hear this kids!" .. . .
lt's your turn to he ealled on in philosophy"
"Is there a letter for me over at the house?"
Want to hear me sing?" . .. .. ,. .. .. . ..
"But think of all the fun we're having" , ,
"The confirmation of my telegram eome yet?"
"I'm the mayor's daughter"
. Lucille Cushion
.,.i. Helen Auth
Can this he Riel?" .. . ..... .......A.......,..........,....,.,,. .......... R i ta Ahearn
Oh-FATHER? . . . .. ... . .. .. . . .A Joan Dragon
Winer: Billy goes out with me he's with the nicest girl I know" . . .... Midge Moore
Elms Hit Parade
My Swiss Hill "Billy" .
Perkin' . .. .
Wfhispers in the Dark . .
Where Dia' You Get That Hat? ., .
Strike Up The Band , .
They Can't Take That away from me .
Caravan . . ..
Night anal Day . . ., ,
Stormy lVeather .. .. .. ..
Hail, hail, the Gang's All Here..
This is my true Confession. . . .
You Can't Stop Me from Dreaming .
Down on the Farm . . L .
P. S. I Love You .... .. ...... ..
Y0ll,l'l' Got Everything ..
Dia' I Remember. . ..
The Bells of St. Mary's
Hands Across the Table .... ............
The Anvil Chorus .. .,...s. .,.. . ..
Did your mother come from Ireland ....
You're Driving Me Crazy ..... . .... .... . .
Rain ,, .. .
Remember . . .... .
Roeked in The Cradle of the Deep ...,,..
Let's all Sing like the Birdies sing ......
Can I forget You ., ..,...... ........ .
Smarty . .. ..,..,...... I ..
The Letter Edged in Black ....
Time on My Hands. . .. .,
. Jinny Campbell
. Dottie Zielinski
. Mary O'Brien
. . ...... Kitty Toole
.. Margaret Moriarty
.. . . Kay O'Brien
. . . Katie Dwyer
.. Mary Ellen Quilty
Mary Alice Scanlon
, Marguerite Moore
. .. After Lights
.. ,,.. .Dr. Shea
Nine O'Clock Permission
.Taxi to the Station
.. ....... ......... Class Meeting
.A Package from home
. The bus broke down
. .. During study
.. .. ....Katie Dwyer
. Flossie's 'certain' letter
.Senior Basketball Team
.. Pass the bread
..,., Choir rehearsal
. .,.......,.... French bed
..,,...,.Who said so?
With Apologies To Longfellow
Listen my children, and you shall hear
A tale that will bring to your eyes a tear
'Twas in the fateful Fall-yes back in 'thirty-six
That first we got into this fix
Which reached its sad climax this very year.
We said to ourselves, l'Thc time now has come
To put an end to uncertain rule
What we need, what we want, is a written guide
A most liberal one for a modern school."
To the Head Powers we put our plea
And asked them to furnish a remedy.
A moment's pause. The reply came clear
"Bide yet a while", we all did hear,
"We'll grant all of your wishes within the year".
We waited "awhile", The days slid on
And ere we noticed the year was gone.
Summer too went as on wings of song
And autumn days had come alongg
Happy we came trooping back to school
Only to find there the same old rule
And as we waited with patient sigh
Autumn and half the winter went by.
At last! At last! Came that joyous hour!
Ring out ye bells in yon high tower!!
Day of liberation you've come at last!!
Day of confinement you are past!!
But hold yet awhile-we've mischief there
Can this be our plan of freedom fair?
A pretty book 'tis true but something's wrong
Can this be the liberty awaited so long--?
The book that would hold our freedom's song?
Where is the Weekly night out? my dear,
Where does the later weekend appear?
Where the clause that the Elms girls will be
Without any fuss permitted to see
Male callers so bold as to venture here?
Oh "day hops" 'tis your turn to shed a tear
You must stay on campus, hours that are free
You can not loiter 'neath the old Elm tree
Worse! You can't go home till half past three!
Alack! Alas! that we should see this day-
"A quarter for each tray you'll pay--'l
"For concert or lecture-" we moan
"The rule demands a chaperon".
"A letter from home the 'sine qua non'
For a weekend "af bomr"', then only one".
If this be the answer to our plea,
If this be your plan of remedy
Give us the "good old days" that used to be.
HE CLASS OF 1938 WISHES TO
EXTEND ITS SINCERE GRATITUDE
TO THESE PATRONS OF THE ELMATA
WHO HAVE HELPED SO SIGNALLY IN
MAKING A SUCCESS OF OUR WORK.
WE ARE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL TO
OUR BUSINESS MANAGER AND TO
HER ASSISTANTS WHO HAVE EX-
PENDED THEIR ENERGY IN TIRELESS
EFFORTS ON OUR BEHALF.
E uunnunnlnllllln E
Z-be geese of Wcskes
as you dgeave
---fo" agiffs gtk
CIM of 59
Expressions deep of joy and love for you
Lie here embedded in our hearts so true,
As nou' ue bid thee all success and cheer,
And uish to see in every future year
Uur hope and prayer for each dear Senior won -
That God may bless you all and speed you on
And make you hold uithin your memory
All our sentiments of pride in thee.
CLASS OF 1940
Success and Happiness
Class of 1941
To Tl llf
Class o !58
Xl-l 'NINXIQ .XS5Q3Q sIA X'IiI0N
Cwullvfgn- of CVBLII' Lady of Tlic Elms
T. P. SAMPSCDN COMPANY
Qur two funeral homes, plus the personnel directed at
all times by a Sampson, are the visible evidence of Sampson
Service. This service is more than a mere word. lt is an
Institution attested to by the hundreds of families we have
served, - quietly and efliciently.
T. P. SAMPSCDN CCMPANY
730 State Street 500 Belmont Avenue
The Electric Power, required
at the College for light ancl
other purposes, is furnished
hy the municipal Electric
Light Department of the City
Municipal Electric Light Board,
JOSEPH A. SAULNIER, Chairman
JQSEPI-I A. NOWAK
El ....................... El
El - - El
nit- vess, va
PRINTICRS - Pl 'I5I-lSIlF,lQ5
-232-Q 42 Suffoua a
t Linclen Street
I-Iolyolze - IN Iassm-lulsetts
Phcvtcm Engravers For 'Huis ,Xnnual
126 Do1'rance Street. proviclc-nov.
E Ill uuunauluIlunnulIIllllllIullllllllllllllllllllll IllllllllllllIllullllnlllllllrlllnnlnl E
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 or price competition and inferior goods.
XVhen you are next in need of plumbing or heating--whether new work or modern-
ization-let us figure with you. Someone once said,"Quality remains long after
price is forgotten."
Sfeanz, Hof Wafer and Furnace Hearing
Sbeef Metal Work az S pecialfy Crawford Ranges
CHAS. A. LUDDEN COMPANY
P L U M B I N G
272 EXCHANGE STREET CHICOPEE
CARS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Dial 7-0222 SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
-- UNION STATION
lack and hite
At Your Call
We want to thank you for the privilege we have hail
to do your portrait work ami to help with all o11r ahility
ana' energy to make your "Elmata,' a success.
It is an unforgettable pleasure to have hail an opportunity
to interpret the eharaeter of eaeh member of your elass
and it is an everlasting erezlit to Our Lady of the Elms
College to sencl forth into our soeiety such a .splenitiil group
of young ladies.
With the breaks you so justly rleserze, we are eertain your
future will he one of sueeess ana' happiness anrl you will
bring great joy to your dear ones and all who come in
eontaet with you.
We hope you are as pleased with what we have done as
we have been in serving you.
1383 MAIN STREET ----- SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
HREALISTIC PORTRAIT STUDIOS"
DANIEL O'CONNELL'S SONS, INC.
ESTABLISHED 1890 Incorporated 192 6
480 HAMPDEN STREET HOLYOKE,MASS
TELEPHONE DIAL HOLYOKE sew
SILENT FOOT STEPS
SHEET RUBBER FLOORING
VOORHEES RUBBER CO.
OF NEW YORK CITY
W. L. GRIFFIN
14 Schuyler Street - Springfield, Mass.
EDWARD F. O'DONNELL
494 Chestnut Street - Springfield, Mass.
JOHN F. SHEA
PASTEURIZED MILK AND
Telephone 14 06
65 Taylor Street - Chicopee Falls, Mass.
NICHOLAS ZEO, Inc.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS AND
FRUIT AND PRODUCE
ZEO BLDG., - Lyman Court, Springfield
Springfield Civil Service and
El lm--m-I-mn-um-nn IunnInnm1-nmlu-Iunumum-un-mn mm llllllllll E
DOROTHY MQELWAIN UNIFORMS
GIRL'S SCHOOLS AND COLLEGE UNIFORMS
31 ELM STREET QCOURT SQUARE BLDG.j SPRINGFIELD, MASS
SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC MARKET
MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS
C I I.
Complinzenls of Omplmwl S of
906 Carew Street - Springfield, Mass
FOLEY PAPER COMPANY
Morris Fur Storage Co., Inc.
4 Birnie Avenue - Springiield, Mass. S84 State Street - Springfield, Mass
SPRINGFIELD CASTING CO., INC.
J. F. CORRIDAN, Presizfvnl-Trmszzrm'
PAGE BOULEVARD SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSI TTS
D. C. SWEENEY
Harrison Fzufnifzufe Co.
301 HARRISON AVENUE SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
E ll Ilunnulnunllnnlnlululululnlunulnnlunnnlnnlulluu InunnnulInnnnluuuuulnnlInnuuununnnnnun lul E
COAL AND DIL CO.
MOTHER OF SORROWS'
Chicopee ---- Massachusetts
NIIL A OBRIFN JAMES O'BRIEN
M. WALSH SL SGNS IVIMDONALD 81 SHEA, Inc.
SPRINGFIELD - MASSACHUSETTS
THIRD - NATIONAL - BANK - BUILDING
T EVERY FORM of
I N S U R A N C E
Telephone - 8271
nuunnunnnnnnn unuunnn lun.
E ulnnnnunluun lllnnn nnnlnnu E
HOLMES 81 LARROW
12 VERNON STREET
SPRINGFIELD - MASS.
L. G. Balfour Company
Leaders in Ibe NI4IlIlIfKll'fIH'C' Of
Class Rings and Pins
jeweler fo flae Senior and junior Classes
of College of Our Lafly of fbe Elms
Represenlafire - S. G. LEE
234 Boylston Street - Boston, Mass.
ELY LUMBER CC.
We make speeial u'o0flu,'orla for
Cbzzrebes, College Bzzildilzgs, Theatres,
Hofels anrl Resiflenfial reqzziremenfs.
We are agezzfs for Czzrfis Wr1r1il1c'rJ1'k amz'
' johns-Mazzrille Building Maferial.
E :nu I lllllllllll II IIIIII E
ARNOLD St ABORN
12 Months-Enter July or September
For College Graduates Only
COMPLETE BUSINESS COURSE
10 Months-Enter July or September
SPECIAL SUMMER COURSE
Enrollment Limited-Make Application
31 Elm Street - Springfield, Massachusetts
243 PEARL STREET - NEW YORK Telephone 6-8931
WILLIAM P. BROWN
V E N T I L A T I N G
Contractors and Engineers
HIGH PRESSURE AND MILL PIPING
REMODELING A SPECIALTY
31 Sanford Street - Springfield, Mass.
M. J. O'MALLEY CO.
GENERAL PRINTING AND
224 Franklin Street Springfield, Mass.
nunInnuuuAu1:nunlnnnnuuunnn nnllnlnnlIlulnlun1:nunnnlnlnunlnnuunnnnn1nlulnuunullunnl InlulnllIlluuulunlluluull
E un uunlunuuuununuuuu :nun E
TELEPHONE 3-0151 Colflpljnygnfs of
FRED A. WEAKE, INC.
PLAIN AND DECORATIVE
293 Bridge Street - Springfield, Mass
A. J. STONINA
67 EXCHANGE STREET CHICOPEE, MASS
CADILLACS AND LA SALLES
GOOD USED CARS
Hastings Stationery Store
2 Center Street - Chicopee, Mass
THE MEMORIAL CLINIC
630 Dwight Street
STEPHEN A. MAHONEY, M. D.
EDWIN M. MAHONEY, M. D.
GUIMMOND'S DRUG STORE
D. J. HEBERT, Proprivfor
M. T. O'BRIEN 85 SONS
EASTHAMPTQN - - MASS.
T. F. SHEEHAN
C. C . A U T H
Flmfisf Range and FIIVIIIIFC' Oils
607 Belmont Avenue
136 State Street - Springfield, Mass. Springfield - - - Massachusetts
E llllllllllllllll lllllllll .Ill lllllfllllllllllllllflll llllll llllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllll llllll llflllll E
E nunllnluunlllIlullIIIlllllnllIIIllulllulllullnllllllnllnlnnnnuluunnunnu E
Com pliilzmfs of
DR. EDMUND J. ZIELINSKI
54 Suffolk Street - - Holyoke, Mass.
Cut Flowers -- Floral Designs - Novelties - Plants
Wedding Flowers - Decorations
Q' I 5
c ff I I
F LCJR I ST S
HOME OF RELIABLE FLOWERS
PLANTS FOR THE HOMES
Store: 123 HANCOCK STREET-Tel. 2-1197
Greenhouses: 1058 ALLEN STREET-Tel. 3-5718
FRO-JOY ICE CREAM
CREAM CREST DAIRY PRODUCTS
Seal Test System of Laboratory Production
GENERAL - ICE - CREAM - CORPORATION
ROGER SMITH HOTEL
H. A. OWENS, Manager
CHARLES V. RYAN
1834 Main Street
RIEL HARDWARE AND
MILL SUPPLY, INC.
129 DWIGHT STREET
Springfield ---- Massachusetts
E llInnnannul:nnnnnnuunnnuunununun:nnnnlnuuununuunnunu nnnlulunuunununnnuunnnnnunnnunnu unuunnunuununnnnnnaunnn E
MARKET - SQUARE - DINER
R E A L C O F F E E
290 High Street - - - Holyoke, Mass.
We Know How To Make It Dlfesses
Wm. Theroux, Propriefor Cowl-Y
CHICOPEE - - - - MASSACHUSETTS Hosiery'
J O I-I N B . S H E A
Holyoke Chicopee Falls Springfield
GOLDEN and PALE DRY
G I N G E R A L E
CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY
Telephone 605 CHICOPEE, MASS
CENTER STREET CHICOPEE, MASS.
JOHN D. O'CONNOR
LAUNDERERS DRY CLEANERS
353 BELMONT AVE DIAL 6 616
WIGGINS OLD TAVERN
Excellent Food Popular Prices
ROOMS 32.00 UP
I.livc'1s N. XV1cQcglNs, IAIIIIIIOIYI
E unnunn E
llllllllllll llll Ill'
JOHN F. LANDERS
III KENNEDY'S, Inc.
161 MAIN STREET - - - SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
UNITED SHOE AND REPAIR
HARRY H. LANE CO., INC.
Springfield - - - Nlassacliusctts
MCGLYNN 81 O'NEIL
OPTOM ETRISTS and OPTICIANS
1383 MAIN STREET ---- SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
EUCLIDE C. DESROCI-IERS
ALFRED E. DUNLOP
62 GRAPE STREET - - - CHICOPEE, MASS.
HARRY C. HILL
JOHN E. GRIFFIN CO.
26 HAMPDEN STREET
ADAMS 85 REED
GLOVES - - - HOSIERY
HANDKERCHIEFS - - SCARFS
Weeks Leather Store - - Main Street, Springfield
MCGOWAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
si SPRINGFIELD STREET CHICOPEE, MASS.
WORTHINGTON STREET - SPRINGFIELD
MITCHELL,S FILLING STATION
"SERVICE WITH A CONSCIENCEW
437 Springfield Street Telephone 8094
DR. FRANK H. RYAN
CHICOPEE FALLS ---- MASSACHUSETTS
CHARLES N. BRAY
CONGRATULATIONS TO 1938
E nu unununnlunnun nu nn E
4 Izs If-
DR. LoU1s JEROME PEREIRA
D E N T I S T
Holyoke National Bank Bldg.
223-225 High Street Holyoke, Mass.
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS
Musical Instruments of all Kinds
143 High Street Tel. 2-7767 Holyoke, Mass.
CHARLES E. DRAPEAU
Co mplinzenls of
Service Mortgage Corporation
SHEET METAL WORKS
HOLYOKE - - MASS.
JOHN s. BEGLEY
225 HIGH STREET - - - HOLYOKE, MASS.
For Sbovs or Shoe Repairing-Visil
N A P O L E O N B A I L
SHOE STORE AND REPAIR SHOP
168 I-Iigli Street ---- Holyoke, Mass.
Vassarette Garments Hosiery
231 Maple Street - Holyoke, Mass.
Bm! of Qualify at Rvasoualvlv Prlcvx
J. H. MILLER CO., INC.
21 Harrison Avenue
JOHN V. GREANEY, M.D.
W. LEE COSTIGAN
HOME CITY ELECTROTYPE
29 XVORTHINGTON STREET
PUBLIC SERVICE OIL CO.
GASOLENE - FUEL OIL - KEROSENE
Dr. Ralph P. Cunningham, D.M.D.
15 Church Street - Chicopee Falls
E InIlllnuunIIunnnlnnlnlnnln InuIllllnlululuullnnllllnlulllllllllllll E
Complimwzls of Complimenfs of
BAY PATH INSTITUTE
Busimfxs Training of Collrgf' Gr'ua'c' M R ' J O H N B U R K E
Conzplinzrfnfs of C0l1IpIilHU71fS of
THE SPRINGFIELD SUGAR
AND PRODUCTS COMPANY
61- . 11.1.51
P, . +4 .D1 V' X 11
3' ' --1, 1101 111
. , -W l.
V ' ' 1X' 7X .v
.1 ' H.-..
' 'n 4- f'1:1:1?-- 'f'
' 1:12-7. ' 'W 'Ls
' 51 1191 11 1 , .-
A , , ,11g,4:g111, L11 '41
' .. Wk ,- 11
.1. f1' , V31'1'5'k31.-' -,J " Nur.. -.1. '
, 1. ,, ,nf V Q.-rw, 1
,. . , , , , 1
, , 1 A 51 1' 1 :,.
V 1 -1- 1m , 1' 5, ' 1.111 1' 111 if
v, 5x - , 4
- - 1 1 H
1 I K -5 " -11:15
11 A.: F -1 X ,A
if' ' ' :.,'r1Q ', x ,L
15:11 of ,- .
51 1 1 1 ' ' , ? '11
. . 4 1 , 34 1 .Z t 4
any - 1 11,1 . , H
Y, 'L vv1 C
Q 1 1' .V 1
U 1 1. , 7
. 1? x 1 71
L '4 f '
. 1 1 , . ,1 ,.
. 1 111
1 . ,Vi I A ""5?.111:
.7 X ' ' 4, ' 1, I 1, 1 -
. Q' . ' ' g1r 1 1
1 -1 -1.1-11,11 V1 -54 1 1
K X 1 K .
1, ,. 1 L FWF -.
,n X X Y-
' :W 11 1
15 ' 1:1
"4 ' 11" 1 , ,
gc H 1
l , 1 1 A
1 1 .QQ
5 Q4 7 ,N -.Z
,f ' ' l .1
4 .1 VN .. 1 -- 1 ,A
A ,1 . , ' 'v '
' ' ' 1' - 1, ..-11
1 1.7 X 1J-,I 1
1 1 , 1 1, QA '. ' -
, ' km 1-.V 1 ., ,-
1 ,1 1 I nl-1 1.3
1 11 , 11.-
, 1 V I 1 .1
o ' .V 11?
' Y' -.4
f 11 , 1, .,,1151f1,
1 1 - a- 1 ' .1 ' 1x
1 YG 111 " Q -1-, 1
'r, " f1f,1'K,:,.
1 .1 1? -7,1-1, 1
1 2 ' ,. 4.. '-
Cf' 4 U 'I 'ix - .1'."'1 J
,M 1.5, 1'1, Q Y ,
1 . - 1 .
A 1 4
1, 1,1 m -
X 1qi, 1.1!
" 1 1 'Ii' fl'
1 V 1 A. 1
1 . 1
fl 1' 1
v."14,.IH 1, -1W.x
1 1 Ay
1 , ,
'G A In ,,, 1 . y.
I vw, ,
-1 qu' ff M
. f'?' ' ,.
,Y 7 I-,3 9'-4 " .r .
0. 4.--. - .f- 1-1. 1
1415 5:-'mi' .51-1 ' '
"ml V , , -
1 VN ,
P f ff M w
1 1 A ' s
fr ' I, 'c
, f ' Yr! .1
. ,. 'W 'l
. 9 '
W J -,w
. D .
. e ,
'Z W-fi L
'-, L . ,..
, X t
, H1 '
v , . '
t N '1 F f
JG- ' fx' ' . .
, Q' . xc'
,515 :tif 5
v, ug. 1-.. nl. .t
.A in ,Y-V.,
, 1. .,,:"'. b .N u
1 'P 1' . ' '
5 .., . -N .
,'.-' 1' '-'
. 4 - Inn- .vIr1f.-
, N ' my v-T
,'.v . ,
QV. ,N W
1 V J ,Q
.-,i.?lg,' -Q .
.... 3. v.,
HV X: 21... 'iff' ."'
- - - f 1 -.1 J s '
X .ffm -,ff..i'i"
M-.f.. .- -.
4 '15-M3 X3 , -'P ,
34,31 I .
wi! M W
f'G'J'u,.- 1: '
, , , .mf .
.K ,mv - 7
,. --f2','..,,'fp 'I
1? . .,- ,, I, '-Tc-
V ,v v..
,V f .3
H fjugfy 5 Tp. 'lm'
6' ' Y 1'
.r Q "ff 1
. - 1-45 '.-
1 11 .' 41,
. HV V
,-. q, . -L
1 " N.
. Q. QU
, ,. ,
, f .
' 'QI - J ,
I , Ya: ,
4 gh. J
"uf . ' I f
' N ' L
"un QQ9' ' -. -
, LF' f"
, x-, f A
A, Af I ,
sv , . ,
.H F V
4 ,ff H
is H ,,. .-1.
' - en- f
. f " K -,v
'filfif-P ' .
il f : gy., 4,
I x. 1
. 1 l R
" -: 24
F --,"' ,fn t"
Y ' if?fP.x-Zz'
' W3 Pj",
H ' 5
l' vu U.
fy If v A
., - ,inf
'C .f ..
I F-'. Af
, , A 1
A an-'gf' '
:' H' 2
W. V X
.A ,,- VL.
H I, .
" 011 ,
fa - .Q-
L L! ,I V
R , '
-.vnu . u 'ur-1.
,-Q' A,-V., .
Suggestions in the Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA) collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.