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Lest time should dim the memory of these blessed days, we have storied herein upon the leaves of Elmata the friends, the scenes and the life we have so much treasured at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, but at times we have been confronted with our inability to catch and reproduce many of the higher values which we intimately feel and appreciate. However it is the fervent hope of the Senior Class that the reader will find Our Lady's grove attractive and inviting. May the leaves of Elmata afford him, as it were, a refreshing and welcome shade wherein he may wish to linger. L X' ' ' wmv' 4 55,1 L i li I ,i i ' f 1 'ln t r Y f . p g ll lf '7' l . 'K affix' 1 'Ulla I I ll llc! ll 2' . . lu ill!! ' lil i W' - 1 ' ' 'l ff 1' A Loi ai' sal , v nz' ii 42 ,. 1- f i 2. ,., 1 I 4. ,. lu- -x Ya ' 'l I 1 ' I '- 2' H5-.-ri "'A' f fkfn' 1' ' 5 . ff"-r , f ' . H . 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' 'FH ' ,. CONTENTS Night and the grove is clothed in white. The story of the grove is fondly dedicated. The Sower of the Seed That good ground upon which the seed has fallen The Cultivators divinely missioned to labor therein. The Crop of 1940 Individual Characteristics Allied Species Kindred Species Tiny Saplings Four Years a-growing The Season for transplanting Xlifhisperings of the Elms Treasure laden roots First Inheritors of the grove Records of the Grove A S I ffffin " P" X8 I 'N NN" A 'ff ill s 'l 1" 9,5 YQ' ' T 5 'M L - f y , ' V ll 'L 'I' ' .r ,Sf QPFVQIQ Spfyfff -X f .A 1 f ,I .r ..f ff ,4- lf- - ff' 4. ,,, ,X J ,N ld xx ,fizl-GEN' Z N- XX XJ ff' I : gm ' 'Ax ,L ' -X115 .CQLX 1 , ,--33 if ..,-.. '3x" ff' Q' - MXNK XXX uf fsn'Xf1fix if-"',fh-fff17 ' X ,J I fx- 557, Z NRE Q x ik' N l - xx R J fig M N X, M 1 X fx- 4 if f V, X V P . 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A hope that this sturdy Elm will draw unto the shelter of its extending branches, souls that are eager to begin life and souls weary of life-- there to imbibe the luscious and strengthening sap of Catholic principles and standards. Our Lady of the Elms has offered us a Catholic Education-the rich endowment of Our Holy Mother the Church. Today, we carry away with us, something that even time cannot take from us. From our registration day to our commencement we have been taught Catholic action in a practical way. Wfe thus feel ourselves adequately prepared to make our lives the living accomplishment of the command of Christ-"Go forth and teach all nations. whatsoever I have commanded you." Wfe have put forth our best efforts and have always found encouragement for our wavering steps. In loving appreciation and sincere gratitude we dedicate this, the 19-i0 edition of the Elmata to you, our devoted and loving Father. May we your children, never lessen the pride we hope you feel in us today. ,ev As .f vibe TNQ. 1. V fm ..- M X ff ,"i,, 3 if X t, '69, Aa - 5 1 wfm ly 1 I Ak Ymlh I f I! r 'I ' g ia ' C Wx If Q will P L'.X'L'c'ffU1!L"1' THE MOST RLVERLND THOMAS MARY OLEARY, DD BISHOP Ol" SPRINGFIIZLD 5 qgf ZL ff H I it-gi Qfigx ig 1 -V .51 62 , , , . , 4 , Q Q , . v , :, C., " ' 2' f' '-l .1 - C Q' RT' 1 2 4: 'YLKEL - .3 A 'XY u- 15 f .Q ' C J - I C sf- 4' 'fra 77: ' if 4:75 N , . ,X,n K, . 3 H - 42.715, J," fx JA W, ' 'Lf' Look douvz. O Molber Mary, From lby bright lbrone above , , r- 1 -S 4 V3 f- 41.46, if off, 6- 4,0 "LL if w A J, , Q1 , 1 Ch Y f "Shaded by grorefzzl elim tba! Jpreod Their ferdzzrozzf mnopy oz'e1'bead." 1 CHAPEL Am! 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Witli these words the Divine Sower summoned His laborers. The same call has sounded out Clearly and un- mistakably for the cultivators of Our Ludy's Grove. They have entered in and there they are zealously labor- ing, planting those seeds of justice and truth which we trust will mature and ripen unto eternity. 2 ' fe t a fgs x-ii, . I 1 X ' ,X M 41 J gf :J 1 I J MJ 'X 1 M- Sill --' V J" Y' ,f 'Q I ll l WNs f illy . f"'o' J' 'frwslk 451' 20 W ESQ I if 7 lm X 1 ,,,,Xx ' EESEELX WWNUU XX aifwmffmfvllffinwlilwbi xwvwsx X gggW'KW'Q5 qywq Y Q llffillllw f? f71g,.Yfx Hhs A -""N' jr 'wP.:::a:Zff" f kg if 'wf?2f1b ' 35: ' I at 5 fl - 1 X 'l .5 .:..G1.2mg,-, .n,,Z, IM! M' CU I gs--. xxx - . Lf H A s 'sn du rpm QQJNIQ if f J OUR FACULTY Blessings be with them, and eternal praise Wluo gave us nobler loves and nobler cares Our reverend Faculty! who made us heirs Of truth by precepts and examples' ways. 'ff l Y: " .' 5 KM l fd: , 'v ll K , ll' f vfl ' ' lf 'i Q All 1 ' , 0 22 REV. JOHN R. ROQNEY, S.T,B., PH. D VICE-PRESIDENT REV. JEREMIAH P. SHEEHAN, D.D.L CHAPLAIN-PROFESSOR OF RELIGION REV. GEORGE A, SI-IEA, S.T.D., PH. D Pkowssou or PHILOSOPHY MISS KATHERINE V. LONG, B.S DIRECTOR or PHYSICAL EDUCATION MISS MARY E. GARST, AB., B.S. in L.S l.1mm1u.,xN SISTERS OF SAINT JOSEPH To the Sisters of Saint joseph, the teaching Sisters of our College, we owe a great debt of gratitude. We would express to them our appreciation and pay them loving tribute, and we find no more fitting way than to devote these pages of our Elmata to honor their congregation and one of its holy founders. The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint joseph, in our day so flourishing, and so helpful to Church and society in every quarter of the globe, has had a double origin: the one before, the other after the Revolution of 1789. That revolutionary cyclone which overthrew the very pillars of the sanctuary respected not this humble Congrega- tion, but assailed and dispersed it together with a host of other grand and holy institu- tions, the offspring of faith and charity, only a few scattered remnants found refuge in the mountains of Velay in southern France, In the design of Providence, the Superior of that little community was the Nehemias who was to reconstruct, or rather, refound the second Congregation of Saint joseph on the ruins of the first. As Nehemias, after the destruction of the Holy City, placed the sacred fire in a cistern where it was extin- glished in the slime, so during the revolutionary tempest which destroyed the religious houses of France, the spirit of the Congregation of Saint joseph was to be hidden in the heart of the Superior of Ministrol, not indeed to become extinct, but to shine forth pure and resplendent when God should arise and bid the waves, "Be still." She, of whom we speak, was the Reverend Mother Saint john Fontbonne, a soul at once grand and simple, prudent and gentle, a soul whom God, according to the sacred simile, had fashioned unto a strong and solid ship that should bear its precious cargo safe and unharmed, through its voyage over a rough and tempestuous ocean. The world is too often aware of its sinners, it is rarely interested in its saints. But our common imagination is captured when one who was once educated by the Sisters of Saint joseph becomes ready for beatificationg our admiration and our interest are equally claimed by Reverend Mother Saint john Fontbonne. vi " JMR,s l g V J I f gl ah 4,,. ' Vg f Qi n. ' . N SS: i I ii' ' YM , ' 91 W7 28 REVEREND MOTHER ST. JOHN FONTBONNE REVEREND MOTHER ST. JOHN FONTBONNE RIESTORIER AFTER THE Rl?VOl.UTION OF THIS DisFFRsED CoNtQREc,AT1oN OF THE SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH FotiNDREss OF THE MoTHER-Hotists AT LYONS AND FIRST SUPERIOR GliNliRAL Jeanne Fontbonne was born on the third of March 1759, at Bas-en-Basset, tl little town in the south of France. She was the youngest child of Michael Fontbonne and Jeanne Theillere, a couple as remarkable for the depth of their Christian faith as for their true and solid piety. Of the four children, there remained at home only the two younger, Jeanne and Marguerite. In these two were centered all the hopes and wishes of their fond parents, of whose declining years they seemed destined to be the support and consolation. Whether at home or abroad, with kinsfollc or with strangers, Jeanne possessed great ascendency over others and won for herself extraordinary esteem. Her sister Marguerite especially, looked up to her with the differential affection usually accorded the older sister. When old enough to attend school, the two girls were confided to the care of the Sisters of Saint Joseph at Bas, which community was under the care of two of Michael 29 Fontbonne's sisters, Mother Saint Francis, Superior, and Sister Mary of the Visitation, Mistress of Novices. Here, Jeanne, ever cheerful and joyous in temperament, was the soul of her class exercises and enjoyments, and such was her influence that her com- panions used to make her the referee of their little disputes. After some time the girls were sent to complete their education at the boarding school of the Sisters of Saint Joseph at Le Puy in which were brought up the children of the principal families of the surrounding country. Jeanne's superiority in intellect and virtue, and that rare good sense which seemed her dominant characteristic, exerted at Le Puy an indescribable charm. Their education completed, the young girls returned to the bosom of their family, and such was their holy and edifying demeanor that it was remarked by the whole parish. They would rise early to assist at Holy Mass, help with the housework, and then during the course of the day go to their aunts' convent to hear spiritual readings. The convent life appealed to the two children, but they feared to make known their desire to enter religion lest their parents should suffer great anguish. However, the pious parents were not wholly ignorant of what was passing in the souls of their children and Madame Fontbonne discussing the matter with her husband, expressed the hope that God would not call upon them to sacrifice their darling Jeanne. On the Feast of Saint Joseph, 1778, a reception and profession of more than ordinary solemnity and edification were held at the convent, at which Jeanne and Marguerite were present. His Excellency de Gallard, Bishop of Le Puy, who presided at the ceremony, struck by the piety of the girls, told Mother Saint Francis that they would one day become religious. She replied that such was their most earnest desire, whereupon the Bishop interviewed the two girls. Speaking afterwards of Jeanne, he said, "Train that child most carefully for she is destined to be, one day, the light and glory of your congregation." Bishop de Gallard had not visited Bas merely to preside at the religious ceremony. He revealed to Mother Saint Francis his intention to found at Ministrol, a little town in Haute-Loire, a community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph for which he had chosen her as superior. The Bishop also asked her to bring with her several of her sisters and her two nieces, and so on July 1, 1778, at which time Jeanne was nineteen years old, the Sisters left Bas. At Ministrol, Bishop de Gallard received them with the kindness of a father. The fame of Mother Saint Francis' sanctity had preceded her and parents esteemed themselves happy in confiding to her their children. Many young ladies of the city petitioned for entrance into the community, and the new novitiate opened by Mother Saint Francis, increased rapidly. Marguerite and Jeanne Fontbonne were veritable orna- ments of that novitiate, in which their fervor took new and admirable growth. Both received the holy habit in 1779, but, as records of the place were burned during the 30 French Revolution, the precise date of their reception or profession is not known. Bishop de Gallard presided at the ceremony, giving Marguerite the name of Sister Saint Teresa and Jeanne, that of Sister Saint john. Having been placed some time later at the head of the schools at Ministrol, Sister Saint john displayed qualities that won for her the love and veneration of her pupils and their families. So great was her success and so fervent her desire for virtue and holiness that the Bishop of Le Puy appointed her superior to succeed her aunt whom he was sending back to Bas. The premonitory symptoms of the Revolution began to appear and grew daily more threatening. The new superior of Ministrol was destined to meet and heroically resist its attacks in which many of the stones even of the sanctuary were to be broken. The year 1789, the fatal epoch of the Revolution broke on an unhappy France. Having over- thrown the Church, the Revolution sought to replace her and exercise her powers, in which view, it formed the infamous "Civil Constitution of the Clergy." Declared obligatory on the fourth of january 1791, it was imposed on the clergy under penalty of deprivation of all salary to be followed by deportation, exile or death. Like his venerable colleagues, the Bishop of Le Puy refused the impious oath and suffered exile as a result. The revolutionists, in mad hatred turned then against the congregations of religious, especially that of the Sisters of Saint joseph. For sometime they tried in vain to separate the community or to weaken the strong tie which united every member of the community and their beloved superior. Realizing, at length, that the tempest of such an uprising was not likely to abate, and dreading for her daughters inexpressible misfortunes, Mother Saint John advised them to seek shelter for the time being in the bosom of their families. Mother Saint john, however, with Sister Teresa and Sister Martha remained at her threatened and dangerous post despite the tears of her aged father, who begged her to seek safety beneath the paternal roof. At last the dreaded hour arrived. An infuriated mob besieged Saint Josephs Convent, broke open the doors and forced into the street the three religious, taking possession of the establishment in the name of the Commune. At first sheltered by some pious persons, the Sisters later found means to return to their father's house where they made for themselves a solitude, another convent of Saint joseph. Meanwhile, the fury of the Revolution, far from abating was ever on the increase, and with the triumph of the Convention and Robespierre, the late superior of Ministrol and her sister became the objects of search. A price was even set upon their heads and their retreat was discovered. It was not long before the victims were torn from the arms of their father, handcuffed, loaded with chains and thrown into prison of Saint Didier, there to await the sentence of death. After a long detention, in the course of which they had seen many of their fellow- prisoners summoned to the scaffold, the executioners entered their cell one evening to 31 notify them to be ready on the morrow, for it would be their turn. Trembling with joy and not with terror, they responded, "Deo gratias!" Thus prepared with lamps aflame with the light of faith and love, those wise virgins eagerly awaited the coming of the Bridgegroom, that with Him they might enter into the wedding feast of the Lamb. Suddenly the door was thrown open. Starting to their feet, they were preparing to go forth to that scaffold which they regarded as the stepping stone to Heaven, when they heard the words: "Citizens, you are free. Robespierre has fallen, your chains are broken." Thus snatched from the chains of the revolutionary tiger, and freed, to their regret, from their chains, the religious returned to the bosom of their family. When peace was returned to the Church of France, and the hour had dawned for the reopening of the sacred temples and the re-enkindling with the lamps of the sanctuary the torch of the religious life, Mother Saint john possessed within herself, living and pure, that flame which was to enlighten and adorn the reconstructed Congregation of the Sisters of Saint joseph. She was, to use the expression of the Sisters of Saint joseph in America, "the vessel of election, preordained by God for the re-establishment of the Congregation." After twelve years of prayer and tears, the longed-for moment came. In 1807 Mother Saint john with her sisters were recalled to Saint Etienne in Forez but it was not until the following year that the fervent community could lay aside the secular dress so regretfully worn, and be invested with the habit of the former Congregation of the Sisters of Saint joseph. Time was not long before Mother Saint john was able, with the aid of the worthy parish priest, to purchase from the revolutionary proprietor her former convent, the cherished home of her early religious life. Meanwhile, in proportion as the Congregation became more numerous and extended, whether at Saint Etienne, Lyons or other places more or less distant, it encountered many difficulties and found itself in varied and trying circumstances. The necessity of forming these scattered convents into a strongly constituted body was speedily felt. There was but one way to effect this: to found a Mother House which should be at once the head and the bond of union for all the convents, and, for the same reason, it became necessary to choose a Mother Superior-General. Lyons seemed a most natural and fitting center whence should radiate the various establishments of the great religious organization that the Congregation was to become. Mother Saint John was chosen as the Mother Superior-General and was accordingly sum- moned by the diocesan authority to Lyons, after nine years of labor and trials at Saint Etienne. She arrived there on july 13, 1816 with a party of fervent religious who were afterwards joined by several sisters from the house at Ministrol. Thus like a tree that flourished in rich and fertile soil the Mother House at Lyons continued every year to strike its roots more deeply, while it developed new and vigorous branches whose delightful shade and delicious fragrance attracted numbers of souls eager 32 to contract their spiritual nuptials under the protection of the glorious Patriarch Saint Joseph. Quickly throughout the continent of Europe spread the work of Mother Saint john Fontbonne until numerous foundations of the Congregation were established. Europe did not suffice for her ardent charity. In 1856, she sent six sisters to make a foundation at Saint Louis, Missouri. Our own foundation was the twelfth to be estab- lished in North America, and that, in 1880, at Saint Michaels Convent, Springfield, Massachusetts. Worn out by labor and suffering in the furtherance of Gods kingdom and the interests of her Congregation, Mother Saint john Fontbonne on November 22, 1845, died at the Mother House of Lyons. With her lamp illumined with the light of heroic faith, and filled with the good works that have adorned her almost eighty-five years, she entered into the eternal feast of her Heavenly Bridegroom. O holy foundress, Mother dear Who dwelleth now in Heaven above Your many daughters far and near Are carrying on your work of love. Here at the Elms, they toil and pray Souls to win and truth to teach, Their words of wisdom, day by day Failed not, we're sure, our hearts to reach. So let us now in unison Our voices raise and sing to thee Dear Sisters, Mother john Fontbonne Our songs of love and loyalty. 33 I cs--. '. lv-f l s N k it -s ', ' 1 5435, 45, , I Yfxw Mn CUR PARENTS The day has come at last, dear Fathers and Mothers, which we have awaited so long-that day made possible by your innumerable sacrifices in our behalf. Our grateful sentiments find expression in the dedication to you of this tableau of the Holy Family. Wlaat more perfect example of love and gratitude for parents might we find than that of Christ for His parents, Mary and joseph? The gospel tells us that "He went down to Nazareth and was subject to them." In this way He lived His private life, performing well His every duty in the service of His Holy Father under the guidance of His foster parents. Regretfully at the age of thirty He left the shelter of their little home in Nazareth and went forth to win by teaching and example many souls to the Fold. His Heart and Spirit remained there, grateful to the last for parental love and protection. Today, after these years of private life-years which have been blessed with happy memories and loveliest hopes -we step forth into our public life. We too will go forth in the footsteps of Our Blessed Saviour and try to win by our example, many souls for Him. 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V A " EHQ. 1' .1 4 rn i kiq-Fu g 'F -gy! ,i JPL - fx, ,. uf' xg: SMI' ,Li w ,. , h N, R 555 5 n -xx R, ew , I ff X, fl'- it 711:2 6 x U 1 Q Q- 'dw ,umx fl?-'wed' .. I - ' , - A 'if ,him L w "f U' "T y'..'-5151 4 . 2. ' 1 , 5 f'VN',-1 J y ga f ffm .- Eqffgy-S0,g5" X-SA f' , A 3 . It.. -. Q , :Cum f:45?Q-R 53:5 5 ns . ,,. X N . 3 .J' I b. X N5 - ' '34 2.455 I 'ah NX 5' A, I V gb" x I ' "-f 1 I ' Q?"l':iJ'E, " ' Q . , Ffa Rh? 1 'Q 1 -N .N 1 x F .2 -,,,v -1 Ff4'njf:.k!Jf SENIOR CLASS ANI'I'A MARIA, S.S.j. SR. REGINA DQLIJRES, S.S.j HFLIZN MARIA, SSDI. SR, SAINT BARBARA, S.H.G SR jIIsIfPII ANNE, S,S.j. SR. TIERIZSA DANIEL, SSI. CLASS OFFICERS Prssidem DLRURAH CLANCY Vice-Prcsidcnr DIIRIITHY CLIFFORD Secretary AQINIZS GITLLX' Tregsurcr MARc.ARIa'r MEIIHAN CLASS COLORS PURPLE AND SILVER CLASS FLOWER SWEIQT PEA 38 VIRGINIA AGNES ADAMS Housatonic, Mass. "The milder! II1tUlI1c'U trjlfy Ibe br.11'eif mi11z1'." "Gina"-our strongest claim to genius-"savante" of variegated species of litera- ture. Her culture shows itself in her keen appreciation of line readings and her desires to explore the wonders of the Art Museum. Gina always knows of the best books just off press and of the best old ones. She so absorbs herself in reading that she is completely unaware of bells and is in a world of words. An enthusiastic love of her Berkshire Hills accounts perhaps for her practice of long, brisk walks. Gina sets a terrific, though seem- ingly unhurried pace, with an astonishing ease and dignity. She is very affectionate and lavishes her friends with sturdy love, soothing sympathy and understanding. She has something akin to shyness which betrays itself in that endearing quality of blushing and which makes her "Gina"-tenderahearted, loyal and lovable. Sodalityg Class President 1, 2g Elmata, Business Managerg Chuchoternents Staff 41 Glee Clubg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Club, Presidentg Metaphysical Club, President 5g Le Cercle Francaisg Athletic Associationg Debating Society. 39 KATHERINE FRANCES BRESNAHAN Uxbridge, Mass. "Laugh and Ike zvnrfd lnugbr with you." "Everybody out. It's quarter of seven"-a familiar call from a familiar voice. "Kay" Bresnahan is in action again, performing her regular role as ofhcial alarm clock for her less energetic classmates. The fact that "Kay" has come to us from the some- what country town of Uxbridge has been the source of constant teasing, but "Kay" has taken it all in the good natured way one would expect from her optimistic personality. Yes, "Kay" is a real optimist-always seeking the silver lining behind the gray cloud. On the road of life, "Kay" we set you forth, thanking you for the rays of sunshine you have scattered amongst us. To you our only advice is. never lose your optimistic view of life for with it you'1l go ever so far. Sodalityg Glee Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Dramatic Club. 40 RITA MARY BURKE Springfield, Mass. "G1'L7fefI1I and zzieful all ,tbe dryer Blerrizfg rum' blew! ll'l76I'?,61' ,rfye goat." Although Rita seems quiet and of a retiring nature, be not deceived, for under her unassuming manner is the real Rita, humorous, genial and worth knowing. She has a most refreshing and original sense of humor, combined with a graciousness of manner which has made us take her so much to our hearts. Rita has a decided ability for mathematics, in which she is a beacon-light in shedding light upon most difficult theories. She is a faithful friend, a true comrade and one who does her utmost to promote the welfare of her class. In Rita is combined the quality of sincerity with an eager desire to help and comfort others. Never have we known Rita to refuse the slightest favor, and we are conhdent that the future will find her ever faithful to her high ideals. In bidding you farewell, Rita, we say in all sincerity, "God-speed and may all the success that life holds in store be yours." Sodalityg Glee Clubg Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Tickets: Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Club. 41 I , ,,-A MARION ADRIAN CANTWELL Chicopee, Mass. "But .1 mmotb and .wleadfail mind Gefzlle Ilmngblr, and mlm de.iire,r.' Quite a complex personality is Marion. Poised, reserved, nonchalant, dignified, a dash of vivacity, plus a calm, gracious manner and a serene outlook on life, Marion has been a confidante to many a senior in distress, as well as a true and loyal friend. Equally gifted in other fields, Marion has a most original flair for designingg on the roller skating rink she presents a charming picture of grace and beauty. She also takes keen delight in the intricacies of math where her logical mind succeeds in solving new and difficult problems. May happiness and good fortune accompany you, Marion, on the highroad of life. Soclalityg Senior Prom Committee, Decorationsg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Club. 42 ff. AGNES MARTINA CASSIDY Holyoke. Mass. "A l'0IlII!6UItUIL'6 nz which did meet Sweet remrdi. pmmzrei ,ii ,izz'eeI." A rare combination of beauty and brains is this goldenvhiiired, blue-eyed Irish l.1ssie with the spontaneous gaiety and friendliness so characteristic of her. There is in her .1 winning quality of elhn charm and innate sweetness, tempered with it mirth-provoking sense of humor. Keenly interested in dramatics, Agnes lightly pursued her thespisn career until junior Year, when lo and behold, came her never to be forgotten role of the memorable Mrs. Hemingway. Choral singing is Agnes' delight, and about it she waxes long and eloquently. The mere performance of her daily duties would involve the venturesome Agnes in the most exciting experiences. We predict a bright and happy future for this gifted and intelligent girl and in saying adieu we know success will surely be hers. Sodalityg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg lNIetaphysict1l Club. 43 J. if DEBORAH MARIE CLANCY Springfield, Mass. "Poiied mm' llliAE'1lff7A6'f! if flue' Ye! full of fuzz tri' the rtuz be." Our hrst impression of you, Deborah, is of seriousness and dignity, but, because of your faculty for making friends easily, we were in your company only a short time when we felt like old friends. Interested in us as individuals as well as a class, you have manifested your ability to secure the cooperation of us all and therefore the success of your undertakings. Your reassuring smile and encouraging word have made you an ever popular source of sunshine. When we think of you, Deborah, there will come to our minds your perfect poise and calm reserveAthose qualities we have so admired in you, these many little things that make you YOU. You have succeeded in making us all your friends by being a friend to all of us. Sotlalityg Class Treasurer 1, 23 President 5, -ig Glee Clubg Social Action Club, Metaphysical Club. 44 DOROTHY CECELIA CLIFFORD Northampton, Mass. "Friendly ,tbe ix, and rbeerful all llae wlaile lVe all lmre fell the .funrlaine of ber rmilef' Dottie-Winsome, sweet and decidedly cute. She takes life with a nonchalance that just breezes over difliculties. Hear her sigh of "just made it" as the conductor glimpses her petiteness coming into view and yells "All aboard." This little drama has been enacted every morning for the past four years. Dorothy grins as she says "Don't know how I made it this morning!" She and Fitzie are inseparable and are often the laten' causes of the mischievous pranks that throw the Study Hall into uproarious laughter. Dottie is active and prohcient in riding, skating, tennis, and swimming. She is the type of a college girl whom a freshman would point out saying, "I hope that girl in the yellow angora sweater-the one with the quirk in her smile-will pick me as her Freshman sister. She seems so happy, friendly, and natural." Sodalityg Class Vice-President 2, 3, 45 junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Publicityg Senior Prom Committee, General Chairmang Elmata Staff, Art Editorg Dramatic Club, Secretary 2, 3, 43 Classical Club, Secretary 2g La Corte Castellanag Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Club. 45 l . FRANCES ANICETA DECKER South Deerfield, Mass. "Nor brzou' we anylbing 50 fair Ar ir lbe .tmile upon lfay fare." Laughing, blue-eyed Zateg charming, gay and friendly, an individual without whom the Senior Class would well have been lost. She is a most capable and competent worker. Her efficiency and dependability were evidenced in the adept way she, as general chair- man, directed the junior Prom. Zate's interests are many and diversified, a keen student of the sciences, a lover of the arts, an outstanding supporter of all social events. In all things, Zate is loyal and true, ever ready to lend a helping hand. It is these qualities which have so endeared her to us. Success and happiness will truly be yours, Zate, and our sincere wishes go with you in your journey through life. Sodalityg Junior Prom Committee, General Chairmang Dramatic Club, Social Action Clubg Meta- physical Clubg Athletic Association. 46 ANNA RUTH DINNEEN Holyoke, Mass. "Gentle, bmre and ,fl!'0l1g of twill." We who know Ruthie certainly can vouch for the wisdom of the ancient proverb that good things come in small packages. Ruthie-quiet, steady, unobtrusive and calm-has pursued her unostentatious way in a manner deserving of Commendation. Dependability is one of Ruth's greatest virtues and any committee upon which she serves can be sure of an energetic and tireless worker. Tending toward the Sparten type, Ruthie has an extraordinary courage which helps her meet life with steadiness and con- stancy. With your courage and ability you are ready to face life, Ruthie, and to obtain from it the best it has to offer. Sodalityg Glee Clubg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Club, Vice-President 2. 47 MARY THERESE DOLAN Worcester, Mass. "Our Mary ir cl girl of p1'irele,f.r worfb W'b0 well d?.l'6'1'l'E,I Ike j1l'66f6.l'f name of eurfbf' Meet the editor! And what an ideal editor she has proved herself to be-gentle, sympathetic, yet clever and original. Under her deft hand materialize individual draw- ings and creative handicraft. As editor, Mary has had to apply her talent for writing, her originality of ideas, her patience, and definitely, not the least, her ability to shoulder "it"-in this case "it" is hard work. We almost dubbed her the hound of harried writers for she would pounce on us with "Your articles will be due in two days." This was just an expression of her unspoken, innate code-"Do something and finish it well." She does naturally what later forms the words: "What a beautiful thing to do,l' for she practices the virtues of kindness and unimpeachable integrity, and is all in all a true Catholic devoted to the highest ideals. Sodality, Science Club, Secretary 1, Glee Club, Secretary lg Elmata Staff, Editor-in-Chief, Dramatic Club, Debating Club, Le Cercle Francais, Social Action Club, Metaphysical Club. 48 CATHERINE CECELIA DOUGHERTY Easthampton, Mass. "She fm! 41 mind zvbirb happily blerzdr Graver renie and fanrier ligbterf' Your classmates have found you, Catherine, one of the quieter girls of the class. Your friends have found in you a genuine warmth and a sparkling wit. But by no means have you been a solemn person. You delight your companions by your sudden changes of mood and show them that the well-poised young lady you are can readily become, on short notice, a fun-loving comrade ready for a good time. Your genial com- pany, your quiet friendliness, your gentle humor, and your unfailing courtesy have always attracted us to your side. The Classical Club will most certainly miss you, Kay,Wyou our most enthusiastic and zealous Latin scholar. If our predictions are true, Kay, success awaits you in whatever you undertake. Sodalityg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Classical Club. 49 l l l AA MARY ROSE DURNIN North Adams, Mass. "Ne1'ef' Idle ,I Nllllllfllf, bn! llrrffly tum' Ifmngblflzl of albert. Wlien we think of you, Mary Rose, we shall remember gratefully your service to the sodality, your willingness to help, your dependability. You hold your unique place among us just by being yourself, more free from affectation than anyone we know. Yours is the quality of genuineness. You are what psychologists call a dual personality. We've seen you often in a serious mood, a student grave and thoughtful. We've looked again and you were laughing, impetuous, gay. Two contrasting sideseyet, both are you, friendly, dependable, sincere. We'x'e learned that you are one in whom we may com- pletely place our trust knowing it is safe. Loyal, honest, tolerant and kind, you've shown us that you are a real friend. We shall remember you as one who was never too busy to be pleasant, nor too concerned with self to help others. May your future be bright, Mary Rose, and may it afford you the opportunity to communicate to others your high ideals and uncompromising principles. Sotlality, Secretary 2, Vice-Prefect 3. Prefect 43 Le Cercle Franqaisg La Corte Castellana, Glee Clubg Dramatic Club, Social Action Club, Athletic Clubg Metaphysical Club. SO CATHERINE ANNE FITZGERALD Chicopee Falls, Mass. "E3e,t tba! dance with lifeli deligbl. Lip! Ib.1t Jnfife. diipelfing migblf' Step aside, Old Man Gloom, because here comes Catherine and bubbling, spon- taneous laughter. Catherine is always trying to smooth out some topsy-turvy predicament in which she is involved. If you've never heard her telling about such predicaments, you've never heard a side-splitting story. She is unperturbed and matter-of-fact about such things as blithely calling up the young gentleman the night before the dance. It's a familiar sight-which casts doubts on the law of gravity-to see a bike careening onto the campus with Catherines unconcerned holding of balance. Her middle name is fun, for she's always sure to be in the midst of pranks-being probably the best model on the campus for Grapenuts Energy Ad. Where Catherine is there you have an infectious laugh, an irrepressible good humor, and a merry philosophy of life. Sodalityg Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Programs and Favorsg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Classical Club. Treasurer 21 La Corte Castellana. 51 JULIA ALICE FLA HIVE Florence, Mass. "She looked on life with rtmdid eyer Ilnlzirla .ilmne with deplbr llf1lf?fd.ll julie is one of those quiet though really grand people-the type you feel proud to consider your friend. If you were merely a casual acquaintance of julie, you would say that she was a decidedly important person in her own group of friends, well-liked and thoroughly enjoyable, with a bounteous supply of good humor and wit to contribute to the gathering. But if you were one of julie's really intimate friends you would have much more to say as we know who have been julie's friends, and really good friends for four years. One of the things we like best about julie is her always-the-sameness. No matter where you meet her, her pleasant, tranquil dispostion is always evident. No matter how depressed or worried you feel, julie can always think of something to say that will make things seem much better. Her sense of humor has been of inestimable value to us and we've always found her a grand person to know. Looking forward to meeting you at O. L. E. reunions is a pleasure, julie. Sodalityg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Club. 52 HELEN LOUISE GORMAN Pittsfield. Mass. "ll"IIlJ nnilife fllll.lHf,l none. iwfli L'l7Jh'fv1 for JU. llnifff firnnleii lil Ibe ijglil. .Ji God gizei Iver Iv are irgblf' When first we met Helen we thought her ti very quiet, retiring person. just .1 little shy. And then, quite suddenly, we realized that she wasn't quiet nor retiring. In fact we realized that she was full of vivacity and new ideas, and with that, a personality that charmed us. Were certain that the under-classmen will substantiate our assertions about Helen's vigorous spirit, because they have engaged in many a desperate struggle with our class on the basketball court, while Helen played an indefatigable and undefeatable forward. As proof, we recall the fact that the class of '40 has won the basketball tournament for four years. Athletic prowess is not Helens only accomplishment. She has served her class well in innumerable capacities. XVliy, weve even bestowed upon her the title of "Honorary Perker-Up of the Class of 40" because Helen has been so valuable in cheering us up in those dear, dark pre-exam days. NX"e're wishing you all kinds of luck, Helen. Sodalityg junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Refreshmentsg Glee Club. Secretary -lg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Club, Secretary -ll Metaphysical Club, Vice-President 51 Athletic Associationg A cappella Choir. 53 AGNES GULLY NX'orcester, Mass. "Be.zn1Q. Hlllb ,uid zpzrilgy Cure in .JH i'in1plit'il3." Any afTair, Agnes, which you guide is a success from the beginning because you possess those assets which make the social leader-sociability, poise and intelligence. Your skill in the athletic field has proved the truth of the familiar adage, "Appearances are deceiving." You are a combination of gaiety and seriousness, for in our happy gatherings your presence always lent zest and fun. In your more serious moments, you were a true conridante. Because of your power of rapid concentration you have always been able to accomplish much and afford yourself' time for wandering in the realms of Orpheus. You will always live in cur hearts, Agnes, as the girl who had the right philosophy of life.-"Life can be beautiful." S-ndality: Glee Clubg Metaphysical Club. Secretary 3: Class Secretary, 1, 2, 5. 4, Dramatic Clubg Le Cercle Francais. Secretary 2. Vice-President 5. President 41 Athletic Association: Social Action Club1 La Corte Castellana. Secretary 4: Elmata Staff 54 . ga-ev t tel V - CATHERINE LORRAINE HORAN XVorcester. Mass. GUJ N1Jde'FUe 511,11 fu .-11:5 fm H1115 .:.' i tv Gad maje :Jer :fure-.'1.'.1: fH.'L'c for Lf i t r Do we need to introduce Lorraine? You must have met her at the Holv Cross Concert. or at Alumnae affairs in Springfield. orwwhv. of course. vou all met her at the Christmas concert when she was the jolliest Santa we have ever had. Lorraine came to us in 1936 with an abundance cf natural talents-hcr singing voice. her speaking voice. her incredible vocabulary. her extensive experience in debating and her splendid mltural background, both specific and general. XY'ith these as assets. she began her college career. and for four years weve watched these talents develop and iind their completion in a true college senior. During their development. these talents were expended on innumer- able occasions for us. as a class. and as a school. Her personal enthusiasm has been an incentive to us to join her in the various activities in which she engaged. XY'e feel. Lorraine, that this enthusiasm and these natural talents will be vour bulwark in facing the world and an earnest of your future success. Sodalityg Chuchotements Staff 5: Debating Club. Vice-President 4. President 4: Glee Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Club: Le Cercle Francais: Dramatic Clubg A cappella Choir. 55 CONSTANCE THERESE KENNEDY Holyoke, Mass. "flu inlmnz ,guzre Ibtzt zmlbialg fucked Of I.'1lI11Hc' ur izjiplitzzzce, The zzxzrwllv uf ,QKIIAIZ L'UllI'fI,'ivj', The ixzlm of Jeff-ielit1m'e." "Connie" is the pride and joy of the class of '40, Active in every Held we feel that Connie is a splendid representative of what a Catholic college senior should be and we take pride in presenting her as one of our outstanding seniors. Connie came to us in 1936 with one great determination and objective: not to let studies interfere with her college career. Of course, we do not mean that Connie did not study, not at all. It is just that Connie early formed the habit of taking studies in her stride and still not letting them interfere with the numerous extra-curricula activities in which she is interested. She entered whole-heartedly into every school activity on her way through, and made a point of never missing anything. Her attractiveness has made it a temptation to us to give her a great many positions in which we could show her off, and well has she lived up to our expectations. Knowing you has been a great pleasure, Connie. Bring your joy and charm with you into the waiting world and your success will be assured. Sodalityg Class Vice-Presidentg Dramatic Clubg Science Club, Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Clubg Glee Club, junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Favors. 56 ANNETTE MARIE LALIBERTE Springfield, Mass. "Her 6.165 ture Mapper 16.111 fbe depfb Of zmteft sniffed' tr! even." "Nan"-a combination of realism and idealism in her outlook on life, a lover of the beauties of nature, an admirer of Tschailtowsky. An instinctive desire for truth leads to a love of history which holds tl subtle but tenacious fascination for her. She has a complex, somewhat puzzling character. Sometimes she shows herself a serious student -demanding the reasons for statements. Then again, she is a student of leisure-gay, witty and companionable. Susceptible to the moods of nature, a warm, blue sky arouses in her a spirit of gaietyg a gray, misty sky arouses a mingled feeling of melancholy and sadness. Yet when we think of her, we immediately and unconsciously associate her with her deep and true friendship with Zate, for here she shows herself the real Nan-a friend true, loyal, understanding and faithful. Sodalityg Elmata Staffg Chuchotements Staffg Social Action Club, Vice-President -13 Metaphysical Clubg Le Cercle Francaisg Dramatic Club. 57 MARY ROSE MAGUIRE Clinton, Mass. "And if I give thee honour due, Minh, adm!! me of zhy cream" Johnson really ought to invent a perpetual floor polish, one that will glow in defiance of crepe-soles and high heels treading towards Mary's room. Hers is the mecca for all classes, all sorts of discussions, all sorts of fun and stunts. For instance, take the elaborate ceremony by which an insignificant, bewildered turtle was transformed into a very distinguished Oscar I. It wasn't at all out of the regular routine to see in her room a yard fenced in by encyclopediae, or a row of dictionaries guarding the doorway to divert Oscar's roaming spirit. This devotion to Oscar was only one expression of her interest in science. For she has serious moments, especially when concerned about Sodality Bulletins, Brightside children or her activities as chairman of the Eucharistic Committee. Yet, above all, she is ''Michael"-enthusiastic, modern, fun-loving, with a gift of laughing at herself. Sodalityg Elmata Staff, Glee Clubg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Club, Metaphysical Clubg A cappella Choir. S8 5 MARGARET CATHERINE MAHONEY Blackstone, Mass. "Quick of wit, ztuzmz of fJ6.l1'I, loixzblc of m1I1n'e." "Peg"-a real Irish lass worthy of her real Irish name. "Peg", lovely and uncon- cerned, has the air of a magazine cover suddenly come to life. Casual and nonchalant, "Peg" takes this serious business of living with a carefree charm which has been the source of marvel to her more excitable classmates. A keen sense of humor and a vivacious personality make "Pegs" company an asset to any group. "Pegs" objective- that of leading a life worthy of a Catholic educated woman-is worthy of commenda- tion and we extend to her our sincere hope that she attain it. Sodalityg Glee Clubg junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Musicg Elmata Staflg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Le Cercle Francaisg Athletic Associationg A cappella Choir. 59 'tif , 1 .f, i Ia 1' ' 7 5 i Y MARGARET ELIZABETH MEEHAN Vifestfield, Mass. "Sine doifz liffle bizzdneriet Ibtzt mimi Ietzze zmdmze or derpitef' To "Peg" we offer an orchid for being so thoughtful and generous. By her cheer- fulness, agreeableness, kindness, she has endeared herself to all and shall ever be remem- bered for the happiness she has scattered amongst us. In accordance with the expression, "you can't give what you haven't yourself," we examine "Peg" and find that she, herself, possesses all the qualities necessary to make her happyvelove of the more beautiful things in life, refinement, wholesomeness, and an understanding of people. Some day you will visit Switzerland and dance in the "Ballet Russe," for one who fosters the ambitions of others certainly must realize her own, Sodalityg Debating Club, Treasurer 13 Glee Club, Treasurer 2, Vice-President 5, President 45 Metaphysical Club, Secretary 2g Class Treasurer 3, 43 Dramatic Clubg Le Cercle Francaisg Athletic Associationg Social Action Clubg Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Musicg Chuchotements Staff. 60 'BU' .J Y --Yiw MARY RUTH MORAN Springfield, Mass. "A fxce rrjlb gl.1dr1f1ry ure:-pr't.1J Svfl cfllljfef. by lvlnmzzz Liridmii fired." Generous, friendly, good-natured with .1 pair of merry, twinkling brown eyes-here are the characteristic qualities essentially Ruthie's own. Her famous sayings have livened up many a tedious hour and her smile has never failed. Ruth's well-known wit and contagious giggle are familiar to students and faculty alike. Most versatile in her accom- plishments is Ruthg as one who knows, she is most eager in imparting knowledge about a certain educational institution. She can discuss its I'Il6flIS with great oratorical skill, and in its defense she is verily another Portia. Always jolly an Hi d l'0ht u the faces of those who came seeking her comforting and d cheerful, her mere presence su ce to ig p . . L merry company. We hope, Ruth, that all your dreams and expectations of a happy future will be realized when you leave the portals of O. L. E. Sodalityg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg La Corte Castellana. 61 fafjfliwsi' ' J af .25 1 l CARMEN OLGA PADILLA Ponce, Puerto Rico "ilIiirm' of all m1n'fefy." Carmen, you are one of those persons who combine charm, poise and amiability. You will always be to us the epitome of femininity and exquisite daintiness. Your happy smile has given us pleasant companionship. But these qualities are but an introduction to your character. You proved this to us early in your first year with us for as early as November you were dated up to june for week-ends with your classmates. Your enviable excitableness over pleasant surprises which have come to you, have shown you a true Spanish senorita. This excitement, wending its way into examination time has never succeeded in interfering with the success of your scholastic achievements. In the future, may the sterling qualities of character you have manifested with us reap their due success in whatever held you may choose. Sodalityg junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Ticketsg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Club, Metaphysical Clubg Science Club, Secretary 3, President -ig La Corte Castellana, Treasurer 1, Secre- tary 2, Vice-President 5, President 43 Athletic Association. 62 MARIE AGNES STONE Pittsheld, Mass. "I fmre loved my frielzdr rzf I bare l'fl'Ill6', nzjy mlzf. 121.1 God." A light, a scribble, and there you have genius-and Marie at work. In the pro- duction of poetic bits Marie finds an outlet for her natural spontaneity, imagination and creativeness. Wherever you find an historical discussion-be it ancient, medieval or modern-there you hnd Marie. Hers is the vigorous mind which can follow an argument through to a logical conclusion. We admire especially in Marie her genuine- ness and her loyalty. These characteristics have won for her the respect of all her classmates and the love of her friends. Marie is an idealist and somewhat of a dreamer, taking pleasure in looking into the future and in musing on what it might be. May your dreams come true, Marie, for you well deserve that they should. Sodalityg Debating Clubg junior Prom Committee, Chairman of Decorationsg Glee Clubg Science Club, Vice-President 3, Secretary 4g Dramatic Club, Vice-President 5, President -ig Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg A cappella Choir. 63 MARY AGNES VENANCIO Newport, R. I. "Cale, rleref. full of fun. Sb?',f cl friend Io ez'e1'ymze." To remember Mary will be a pleasure because she has done so much to make happier cur years at O. L. IE. Mary has been such a good friend to us, as individuals and as a class. Wlietlier one be in search of help or fun, Mary is right there. Her versatility in rendering aid has been invaluable, because regardless of the field in which the aid is required, Mary always has the solution---whether one is trying to decide between a knit stitch or a purl stitch, or whether one is trying to settle a simple little question like transposing from four sharps to three flats. And besides Ending the solu- tion Mary makes a point of never leaving until everything is straightened out. Or, if ycu are simply in search of fun, Mary's quiet sense of humor, her contagious giggle, and twinkling eyes are wonderfully conducive. Knowing you has been delightful, Mary, and you've left us with many happy memories. We wish you the best in your future undertakings. Sodalityg Senior Prom Committee, Chairman of Refreshmentsg Glee Clubg Dramatic Clubg Social Action Clubg Metaphysical Clubg A cappella Choir. 64 EXfMEMBERS ELEANOR DONOHOE Lowell, Mass. ELIZABETH GRIFFIN Springfield, Mass. RITA MCKINNON OLSON Springfield, Mass. ANN PASQUALINI Springfield, Mass. ELEANOR SHERIDAN Tliompwnville, Conn. IN MEMORIAM ELIZABETH GRANFIELD Chicopee, Mass. Died October 10, 1936 65 CLASS POEM 'Way up there-high up in the clear blue sky- Wliere man would soar, forsooth but cannot dwell, Blithe winged songsters back and forth do Hy And hearken now the joyful tale they tell- They chirp of days that seem so long ago, QBut, verily, in years, 'tis only fourj Wlien tiny Elms did first begin to grow As coy and fair as e'er were seen before. At first-just tiny seedlings planted here But care and patience, love, devotion true Bestowed by those who held their charges dear Have made us strong for life's great tasks to do. As years roll by, new Elms will planted be- New joys, new hopes, new pleasures will they bring Witliin this happy, holy nursery. But still the birds will chirp and loudly sing. And they'll recall how we our laurels won, How we did strive and seek and yearn to be Like Mary, Mother mild, and her dear Son. And when we've reached our goal, we hope youlll see Our branches so outstretched and tall they reach The soft blue canopy of heav'n above, And the little birds will sing on and teach The secret of our growth,-faith, hope and love. RUTH DINNEEN 66 CLASS SUNG Farewell to thee our college Farewell we sing to you O Seat of Wisdom and Knowledge Forever We'll be true And when memories of later years Bring thoughts of days gone by Faithful, loyal, grateful we'll be This is our promise we give to thee Farewell to thee our Lady Our guide in ways of truth Our life we pledge to thee The symbol of our youth And when thoughts in later years Bring memories of days gone by Faithful, loyal, grateful we'll be This is our promise given to thee. And so farewell again we sing Midst joy and mists of tears Our grateful hearts to you we bring O solace of our fears! And when thoughts of college days Bring back lessons tried and true Faithful, loyal, grateful we'll be This is our promise given to thee. MARIE A. STONE 67 CLASS SUNG Words, by Music by N mlehyggignne Kamq Venom. .S F Q' S Juv ' it? waz? it-O'tQlQCf01.t cobfeqe, eine.-wePe we faifnqf gow, O :':p..5..eEi Fir ' if 5 ' U .aging J . 5-7 JA B a X 40011 of wifsflomo. dfenowpedqa 03231 mr - emwe, wwf ffzuo. ja E365 'EJ D E-V F 1 ,V 05 1 S 'ii J- 5-f'3ELLr r S wpxcw fme1rn"ulcoaf Pa-:ting -qzaa'wB11"rqfBLouqHocfJay5 goweby, lglmtc . I A .F I ' J f r' sr ap- r ,Q V, '75 . fx -5524314241 JTa5,Hpgapvp BO14' ap faafBL!'ufwe,'N ge, mia Q owu -'func-mlaeweqlui To Tama fx , 4 2422 if 'Pr 7 ff 1 J f 4 S 7 CAP AND GOWN SUNDAY To every college Senior that occasion upon which they are invested with the academic cap and gown has a great significance. To us, students at the College of Our Lady of the Elms, it meant that four years spent under the protecting mantle of Our Lady were drawing to an end. Paradoxical as it may seem, this end was to us a beginning,-the beginning of cur future life. The four years witnessed our growth, as it were, from tiny seedlings to full-grown Elmites. The Cap and Gown Day marked for us the first step in our actual transplantation into the waiting world. An academic procession from the Administration Building to the Chapel, in which Faculty, Seniors, and undergraduates took part, opened our simple but impressive cere- mony. The Reverend Harold V. Stockman, S. J., of Holy Cross College, preached the sermon,-so beautiful that we would like to remember forever the thoughts therein contained. Solemn benediction followed this inspiring discourse. The recessional was led by the Seniors to the Administration Building where our beloved President, the Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D. D., held a private reception for the members of the Senior Class. Reverend john R. Rooney, Ph. D., Vice-President of the College, introduced the members of the class to I-Iis Excellency. Following the reception the Seniors joined their families and friends in the gymnasium as guests of the junior Class. An interesting program had been prepared, to which the A cappella Choir contributed several selections. CHAPEL PROGRAM PRocEssioNAL Ecce Sacerdos Steffen Veni Creator Gregorian SIQRMQN The Reverend Harold V. Stockman, S. J. SOLEMN Bi2Ni5nicrioN Celebrant, The Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D. D. Deacon, The Reverend john R. Rooney, Ph. D. Sub-Deacon, The Reverend Jeremiah P. Sheehan, D. C. L. Master of Ceremonies, The Reverend George A. Shea, Ph. D. jusu Risx ADMIRABILIS Palestrina O Escfx Viaronuivi Isaaks TANTUM Eizoo Gregorian PRAISE TO THEE Sr. Mary Raphael, B. V. M. REcEssioNA1. 69 SELECTIONS FROM Tl-IE CAP AND GOWN ADDRESS Iii RlfYlfRlfND HAlifll.l5 V. STOLKMAN, S. J. Wfhenever, in the business of living, we pause to look over our lives whether we be young or old, we find them to consist mostly of a series of little milestones-events which stand out in our personal histories because at those times something special happened to us. Today, which seems the end for you, of so long a period of waiting, is such a milestonefthe day when you are solemnly invested with the academic cap and gown. lt is a human habit to stop a minute by the side of every milestone-to glance behind at that road we have so lately traveled, and to peer into the future, to gauge, if so we may, what shall lie before us, And today's pausing, has, I think, more than .1 casual significance, though few besides ourselves perhaps, could see it. The great world just outside the college door, going about its business and its pleasure and its round of febrile activities, would see in our meeting here, only a pretty ceremony com- memorative of the entrance of yet another class into its senior year. But the ceremony 70 means more than that, for the cap and gown which today you first receive are the symbols and badges of a new estate. They are a sign to you and all your sister students and all your host of relatives and friends that at length Alma Mater acknowledges you for her own and is proud to present you to a waiting and a critical world, as witnesses to her ideals, and champions of her living faith. A Catholic college is truly an Alma Mater-a loving mother. She is concerned with all your future life and she is earnest and devoted in trying to prepare you for all that you may meet therein. She is concerned with your future economic life and that you may be a success in it she tries to fit your hands skillfully to the instruments which others have found effective in wresting a living from the world. But she is more con- cerned that you may be a success in the higher life of the spirit-that is her only end and object. Her only justification before God and before the world is that she has taught you to walk in the company of our Blessed Lord until some day you are gathered into His arms. If she shall fail in that, no other success can redeem her failure. If you shall forget or lightly esteem the lessons you shall have learned here you shall have carried away the unsubstantial shadow of a Catholic education and left the substance behind you. The Cap and Gown exercises have much in common with the Commencement exercises which come at the end of the year. These are a kind of a dress rehearsal for the other. And those who come to address you on either occasion are frankly worried about those to whom they talk. We are all concerned about you, but not primarily about your future economic condition or your hnancial security. We are worried about your Catholic idealism, the practical practice of your faith, we are worried about your moral stamina in the face of all forces which tear people away from their moorings in this world. Experience and the teachings of religion combine to warn us that the most persistent, insidious and paralyzing danger that you will face when you leave these halls, is the danger of spiritual deterioration. Life, as lived among the manifold dis- tractions in the world, is very demoralizing. The easier way is constantly beckoning. So Alma Mater, in this dress rehearsal of Commencement, asks you if you are ready at length to go before the world first of all as Catholics, as incorruptible representatives of the faith of God made known to us in the Catholic faith. It will be a tragedy if you shall leave the college and never afterwards convey in anyway to those meeting and dealing with you, the beauty and the desirability of the Catholic life you learn here and the Catholic faith you practiced. john the Baptist sent messengers to our Lord, to ask whether He were indeed the One who was to come, or must they wait for another. The world is constantly send- ing the same questions to representatives of the Catholic religion and culture. Gut Lord's sole answer was, "Look at Me. Look at my life. Go and say what you have seen." Could we, graduates of Catholic schools, to whom the world has a right to come, say 71 quite so simply anything like that? Our faith, we say, is paramount: we alone own the incomparable Pearl. We say that there is but one Saviour of mankind, and one Church, and that is ours. When then, the world shall ask us, and ask us it does in the inquisition it makes into our lives, "Are you indeed the people, are you what the world has longed for and is so desperately in need of-or must we seek further?" Can we then answer, "Look at us." Blessed by God as we are, beyond what has been given to others of our fold, can we say that the value of our lives is so evident? Having Mary and Holy Communion in our lives, is our patience, or our honor or our chastity manifestly such as the world's is not? Having a clear doctrine of truth and value do we bring all things unhesitat- ingly to that test and judge opinions and attractions in the light of our faith as others have no chance of doing? That is what is meant by carrying our Catholic culture and tradition out into the world that others may see it and come to the knowledge of the Father who is above us all. I cannot let this occasion pass, without sincerely congratulating you on your investi- ture today in the Cap and Gown. It is evidence that you all possess a certain solid worth and that you have won victories in the past, academic and moral, before which others have gone down. But neither can I refrain either from urging you to make fast before you leave here the solid basis and foundation of a truly Christian character. Define character as you will, call it organization of impulse or susceptibility to motive, or life dominated by principle, character always remains the ultimate quality which is the true measure of the man. So above all be women of a truly Catholic character. This school will feel that it has failed in its duty to God and to the Catholic community which fosters it, if you either now or hereafter give way before the current of contemporary life. You are perhaps closer to life now than you ever will be again. Later the world will try to have its way with you, it will tell you to surrender your ideals because they are im- practical. It will urge you to make friends with dishonesty and indecency because lady- like ways have been discovered to be dishonest and indecent. But take your stand now on the solid rock of eternal Catholic truth before time and the competitive strain of life shall have corrupted you. What you have learned here is the only substantial truth. Discipline and temperance, justice and charity, love of man for the sake of God,-these are still the virtues of the Catholic tradition and culture. If you hold fast to these, your school will spread its blessings through all the land. If you fail, no purely human success you may win, can redeem your disloyalty to everything that your college stands for. 72 SENIOR DIRECTORY ADAMS, VIRGINIA A. Park St., Housatonic BRESNAHAN, KATHERINE 105 Mendon St., Uxbridge BURKE, RITA M. 111 Melha Ave., Springfield CANTWELL, MARION A. 51 Casino Ave., Chicopee CASSIDY, AGNES M. 10 Cottage Ave., Holyoke CLANCY, DEBORAH M. 175 johnson St., Springfield CLIFFORD, DOROTHY 12 Linden St., Northampton DECKER, F. ANICETA 110 Sugar Loaf St., So. Deerfield DINNEEN, A. RUTH 14 Claremont Ave., Holyoke DOLAN, MARY T. 5 Berkeley St.. Wtircester DOUGHERTY, CATHERINE 177 Pleasant St., Easthampton DURNIN, MARY ROSE 102 Notch Road, No. Adams FITZGERALD, CATHERINE 85 Church St., Chicopee Falls F. C. A. FLAHIVE, JULIA A. 96 South St., Florence GORMAN, HELEN L. 239 South St., Pittsfield GULLY, M. AGNES 86 jaques Ave., Wtmrcester I-IORAN, C. LORRAINE 7 Grout Court, Wtwrcester KENNEDY, CONSTANCE T 30 Myrtle Ave., Holyoke LALIBERTE, ANNETTE M. 55 Upland St., Springfield MAGUIRE, MARY 20 North St., Clinton MAI-IONEY, MARGARET C. Pleasant St., Blackstone MEEHAN, MARGARET E. 15 Morris St., Westheld MORAN, M. RUTH 28 Dunmoreland St., Springheld NORTON, BARBARA ANN 6 Hawthorne St., Wtmrcester PADILLA, CARMEN O. Customs House, Playa de Ponce, STONE, MARIE A. 87 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield VENANCIO, MARY A. Green End Ave., Newport, R. 1. ,4. - i ' 1 X gfvrf ,arf ,- , J ef ., Q 1 I, If f. , i j ,i gg gif a. 'x Most closely allied to us and our dearest friends in the grove is the crop of 1942. What a bonny species! I-low dreary and desolate the grove would be without it! We realize it only too well-we who, at every turn, have been propped up by their ready cooperation and staunch sup- port. sf lm 16-1 4-0 74 if Aw ' iq, 'F 'W 1'3" ' ' f ' - va San Jig" -M r - r , Q- giml' QQ fa, N: 'Q f y V "?3'f X-5 Q., QVW N , JE. 5 K ju x My X ',+'S?g I wa KN . wwf, Qfff VK ,J 'few XQ 2i'fqQf J, ' 'WS " ' . 'T"f N-fx -I' Wm ,,' ,N ' 5,5 9 A ii' ii ' lf fi 'fx 'ff N X: M ' ,Eafayefle Elm JUNIOR CLASS ., AQ' fn- Q ' I Y I1 iw mu CLASS OFFICERS Presidem CONSTANIQI3 M. STILISS Vice-President I-IIQLIENA M. BIITI.IiR Sccrcrary NIARY M. CALLAHAN Treasurer IWARY L. DESMARAIS CLASS COLORS CRIMSON AND SILVER CLASS FLOWER AMERICAN BEAUTY ROSE 76 CLASS OF 1941 "To you from failing htzmlr ire lhrozr' Ike lfn'r'l1.' be yonrr ru hold il high." Our farewell to you, juniors, and our challenge. As Seniors, you will have responsibilities, that you as underclassmen have never experienced. They were our heritage, we leave them to you. With these responsibilities, you will enjoy a position unique in your four years, something you will deeply appre- ciate as soon as you don your caps and gowns-something almost indescribable. When the time arrives and it becomes necessary for you to relinquish this position, you will do so with sadness because you will realize that your Senior Year was something extra special-a year in which you felt and wanted to feel more like an ideal Elms girl than you ever did as a verdant Freshman, a gay young Sophomore, or a jolly Junior. We want you to know that in leaving you our wonderful heritage, we feel confident that you will accept it with all the enthusiasm and high hope with which we received it, and when you in turn pass it on, we know that it will have been enriched by you as a class. Your love for the Elms displayed during your first three years, your splendid spirit of cooperation, your high ideals, all give us a feeling of reassurance in passing our position and respon- sibilities on to you-a reassurance that our torch will be caught and held high. Our sincere best wishes! 77 UNICR JGYS On September 13, 1939. O. L. E. opened its stately portals to welcome its student body. We, the Sophomores of yesterday, were now to realize that long anticipated title of Hupperclassmenf' In the eyes of the underclassmen whose ranks we had forsaken to accept our new responsibilities we were now "the juniorsul September twenty-third brought with it the thrill and happiness of choosing our Freshman sisters-a happiness which involved the duty of guiding them along their little way. It was our fond and fervent hope that we would transfer to them our spirit of love and pride in Alma Mater. Proudly we led them to their initiation, gaily decked with large green bows on which were Our interest in them grew day by day and Freshmen picnic at Van Horn Park-our With a heigh-ho and a vision of the Seniors, we elected Eileen Shea general cooperation of her assistants, brought to the Seniors. placed gold letters revealing their identity. enthusiastically we planned the annual junior- own personal welcome to them. Cap and Gown reception we were to give the chairman of our committee. She, with the a memorable close that day so significant to Settling down to the real spirit of study was our next concern, for quarterly exam- inations were looming on the not-too-far-distant horizon. Having once more weathered the storm successfully, we took time out to enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays. Vacation over, no reminder was needed to enable us to recall that we had a prom in the offmg and committees were necessary. Our serious thinking resulted in the election of Mary Noonan as general chairman. She speedily organized her committees and time was not long before plans for this event took definite shape. Since there was no club or activity on the campus in which the juniors were not represented, it was no unusual thing to find many juniors taking part in the Christmas party. Several were found on the committees for arrangementsg still others were num- bered among the members of the Glee Club, and Mary de Paul Power took her place among the soloists. The honor of portraying Our Blessed Mother in the Nativity play fell to Rita Mulcahy, whose ability in dramatic productions has added to the glory of the junior Class. january thirteenth found us welcoming many of our friends to the Pre-Lenten Bridge and Tea, the purpose of which was to help defray prom expenses. A success in every aspect, this enjoyable afternoon was sufficient reward to the co-chairmen, Margaret Riley and Mary O'Connor, for the efforts they had expended. On our return from mid-semester holidays, our attention was turned almost entirely to the on-coming junior prom-really and truly ours. The passwords into every con- versational circle were-"Whom are you taking to the prom?" and "What are you wearing?" Friday night closed in upon us and now we were to spend several hours in our gymnasium converted into an Italian grape arbor. Readily our dancing feet responded to the sweet and rhythmic music of Bill Garlin and his orchestra. With the crystal ball still reflecting its rainbow colors upon us we grouped ourselves for the grand march during which the favors were distributed. A vote of thanks goes to Katherine Gibbons and her committee for the selection of those attractive green leather wallets with 78 the seal of Alma Mater. XY'e will be forever grateful to the heads of our various con:- mittees for making this night of nights a beautiful memory. The selection of maior and minor subjects had scattered our class. but our com- pensation lay in our regular reunions of the Metaphysical ClulFa club embodied in the Philosophy courses. Interesting and lively circles afforded us an opportunitv to display our philosophical knowledge and logical reasoning. Saint Thomas Aquinas Day was duly honored by one of these circles. All too soon. we noted that those activities which mark the approach of the end of another year were claiming our attention. Pilates Daughter. the annual Elooation Con- test, and the Public Debate .1IT0l's.licl the junior Class an opportunity' of showing forth its talents. The Spring program in athletics found the "red and white" ranking high igi tennis, volley-ball and soft-ball. for we believed in the psychological thecrv that one needs to intersperse her work with play. Crowded into the last days which we wculd spend as juniors were final and oral examinations. Taking these in our stride we quickly passed into the .activities of Com- mencement week. Here we were to taste a little of the sadness w high marks the parting of the Seniors from these hallowcd walls. fel these last hours were Izlllcd with rnuoh gaiety and joy. XY'ith a certain feeling of dignitv mingled with reverence we took our places in the May Procession, following the queen and her maids of honor to the grotto where we crowned our Queen of queens. Our daisy chain procession. led bv the fairest of our members, escorted the Seniors to and from their class dav ceremonies. As a sign of our advancement in filling the vacancv to be left bv the Seniors we marched immediately after them in the Academic Procession on Graduation Dav. XY'ith sad but hopeful eyes we gazed upon them. filled with expectations that the coming year would find us all together in our coveted position as leaders of 0. I-. P. Klum' XY. Svxiriei ll Ilqxlox Pxosi Cost stlrrrr 'o I JUNICR DIRECTORY BUTLER, HELENA M. 53 Charlotte St., NX'orcester CALLAHAN, MARIE T. 221 Grove St., XX'orcester CALLAHAN, MARY M. 16 Shaffner St., Worcester CAVANAUGH, IRENE 54 Maple St., Easthampton DESMARAIS, MARY L. 79 Commonwealth Ave.. Springfield DONOGHUE, MARY C. 193 Sargeant St., Holyoke DUGGAN, KATHLEEN B. 42 St. james Ave., Holyoke EVERETT, ELIZABETH M. 293 Pleasant St., Laconia, N. H. FINNEGAN, HELEN F. 8 Irene St., Worcester GIBBONS, KATHRYN E. 15 Shannon St., Worcester JOSEPH, CATHERINE A. 22 Central St., Winchendon MEAGHER, HELEN E. -18 Lincoln St., Springfield MILLETTE, ELORA V. 157 Phoenix Ter., Springfield MULCAHY, RITA L. 7 Flynt Ave., Monson MURRAY, JOSIE 23 Bemis St., Willimansett NOONAN, MARY State Road, Gt. Barrington O'CONNOR, MARY R. 12 Charles St., Three Rivers O'DONNELL, MARY H. 52 Craiwell Ave., West Springfield POWER, MARY DE PAUL 80 Park Ave., Worcester PRATT, HELEN B. Brookside, Great Barrington RILEY, MARGARET P. 15 Nixon Ave., Worcester SI-IEA, EILEEN L. 81 Church St., Chicopee Falls SHERIDAN, SHIRLEY K. 87 Sherman Ave.. Chicopee SMYTH, MARY W. 109 Melha Ave., Springfield STILES, CONSTANCE M. 101 Hampden St., Holyoke CONNORS, HELEN 187 Lebanon St., Springfield SOPHOMORE DIRECTORY CASSIDY, MARY A. 20 Pleasant St., Uxbridge COUGHLIN, RUTH A. 127 Woodside Ter., Springheld DOWLING, MARY ELLEN 32 Buel St., Pittsfield DOWNEY, EVELYN I, 105 Garden St.. West Springfield HALLEIN, DOROTHY A. 992 Memorial Ave., West Springfield HEFEERNAN, EILEEN M. 89 St. Paul St.. North Smithfield. R. HOURIHAN, MURIEL 145 Pleasant St., Easthampton KEEGAN, MARY JANE 9 Orchard St., Pittsfield KELLY, CATHERINE M. 38 Churchill St., Springfield LARKIN, MARY R. 44 Castle Hill Ave., Great Barrington LEARY, MARY M. 137 Paine St., Worcester MAHAN, HELEN M. 145 High St., Lee MANNING, MARY G. 1669 Northampton St.. Holyoke I. MONTCALM, ALINE L. 111 Pine St.. Holyoke MORIN, LILLIAN M. 146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee MORRISON, L. ALINE 76 Warren St.. Dalton MURPHY, JOAN L. 4-1 Granfield St.. Chicopee NESBIT, MARY JANE 47 Forest St.. Pittsfield PADILLA, IRMA Customs House. Playa de Ponce, SHEA, MARY E. 19 Melle Sr., Chicopee SOMERS, ELINOR O. 285 Central St., Springfield STONE, ANN G. 87 Livingston Ave., Springfield SULLIVAN, ANNETTE T. 598 Worthington St., Springfield TOOLE, MARY E. 42 Crown St., Springfield VAN KEUREN, ALICE M. 56 Roosevelt Ave.. Chicopee WALSH, KATHERINE A. 119 Prospect St., North Adams WOOD, FRANCES E. 74 Morton Sr., West Springfield 81 The crop ol 1912 is clearly dis- cernible in the grove. Sister Elinites, our own kith and kin,-the species runs true to type. Vlfere it not for the difference of two years gl'UXYIll it would be well nigh impossible to distinguish this species from its kindred, 19-10, so intimately are the two always blended and bound to- gether. ce-:. . Mex ff W 9,6 l ' ke wg., ja i 1 PV N 'nf' , , ik " ' 4 i' i ?i, f a, Q 8: , - ' 1' 5- tv" -, K -,MUL .., .....Ll ' . 4 ' Pk.. if 6 x f A " he .gg if 1 bu fi may :B V ' ,-4 In ' " 'tu 'I , 15.4 ' 1- h egiisix x ,lvpgw Kingqilfx jg ' f ' ' fr L L: i - 1 A qwuofun-75 51111 ' SOPHOMORE CLASS CLASS OIVIFICQIZRS 4-9 Prusidcnr CAI'HliRlNli M, Klil.LY Vicc-Prcsidcm MARY JANE KEE4,AN Sccrcmry MARX' E. SHIZA Trca:,urcr MARX' IE. TOOLE CLASS COLORS GREEN AND WHITE CLASS FLOWER GARDENIA 84 CLASS OF 1942 Witli anticipation we looked forward to the Class of 1942g with pride we called you "Little Sistersng with regret we bid you farewell. From the first day we saw you we had no doubt as to your superiority and now, looking back on our two years with you we realize that we have tested your friendship and your loyalty and we have not found you wanting nor have we ever found that expression "true blue" was unbefitting you. It is a spirit like yours, Class of 1942, upon which our Alma Mater will flourish. Never lose your high ideals and remember that we, our "Big Sisters" have high hopes for you. 85 SCPHOMORE SKETCHES The kelly-green shade that we sported during the year 1958-39 managed to wear off a bit during the summer months and by the time September beckoned us again we looked and acted the part of "gay, young Sophomoresf' Things had changed a great deal in a very short time, for we found ourselves giving heart-to-heart talks in the manner of those of long experience to the new Elmites, or indulging in a bit of French- bedding and cube-wrecking. All in all we like the idea of being upperclassmen. You don't realize what it does for the morale in the face of History lectures or French resumes. But being a Sophomore involves more than the name. We were expected to shoulder many new duties which heretofore had been unknown to us. Many ofhces in the various clubs were taken by the class of '42, this meant more responsibility. It also meant that our class was taking a more active part in school affairs, and were learning little by little that there were many demands upon the college student-demands which increased year by year. Our first really hard work came at the time of the I-Iallowe'en Party. It is a tradi- tion at Our Lady of the Elms that the Sophomore Class be held responsible by the student body for the entertainment on that day. This includes refreshments, some musical entertainment, favors, decorations, and the like. To have any success at all, it is necessary to prepare for all this far in advance. The various committees were quickly organized and everyone set to work whole-heartedly. The entertainment was the principal problem. What would be funny, fast and furious all at the same time? There was a great deal of brain-wracking those days. Finally, someone suggested a skit called "the Elmsville Schoolhouse" modeled after Gus Edwards' schooldays. This was decided upon when we thought of its great pos- sibilities. In no time at all, the whole idea was worked into shape, songs were written, parts were given out, dances arranged, and jokes thought up on a minute-'s notice. The result was really hilarious. On the big night everyone in the class contributed her share in making the results not only enjoyable but also a success. The refreshments afterwards, vanished in the night. The Committee saw that there was a wealth of doughnuts, cookies, apples, candy, nuts, and cider. Well, we relaxed a while after that first attempt to show the Elms what we could do, but we found that we couldn't sleep too long for Christmas came around and Christmas at the Elms means a Concert. At this season the Sophomore Class again took an active part in school affairs by their appearance in the Glee Club. Miss Mary Shea, a talented member of our class, represented us as one of the soloists and sang remark- ably well. After Christmas, when the Bridge Club was announced for Sunday nights, the Sophs came forward, and especially four industrious little girls who wanted to learn contract. The basketball season brought the necessity of new uniforms for the class. With the capable guidance of the Captain, Miss Mary A. Cassidy, a selection was finally made. Our class colors are green and white, so these were incorporated in the suits. The finished product was a white shirt, embroidered on the back with the word "Elms" and above 86 the pocket with the nickname of the player in bright green. The skirt was of the flared type and of the same shade of green. The result gave an effect which was pleasing to the eye. The Sophomores have always been interested in Dramatics, so naturally the Passion Play, "Pilates Daughter," was a major attraction. The very important role of Claudia, daughter of Pilate, was taken this year by a class member, Miss Ruth Coughlan, who not only acted but looked the part of a lovely young Christian. Another minor role was taken by Miss Mary Ellen Dowling. Of course, Sophomores are always numbered among the Christian women, whose main duty is to sing well and look pious. We are sure of the former, and quite positive of the latter. It is not to be thought, however, that it was all work and no play for the Sophomores during the year 1939-40. Indeed not! And what is the most favorite form of recreation that involves excitement, glamour, fun and general hilarity? The proms of course! Our first try at the art of dancing was presented to us in the fall when we had the Elmata Dance, given by the Seniors. It was an informal affair and the little Sophs decked them- selves out for their respective dates Qand the admiring looks, we hope, of their fellow studentsj. But the most important event of all took place in the early part of February- The Junior Promenade. There were gorgeous gowns of every color in the rainbow, smiling faces and nimble feet. This was a lucky year for the Sophomores for here and there we saw orchid corsages-the crowning event in the life of any young thing. Irma Padilla, our Puerto Rican import, always original, had one of the most glamorous dates of the evening-a young medical student from Georgetown, XWashington, D. C. The Senior Prom in May tied for honors of being outstanding successes and the Sophomores again took their places in the ranks of promgoers. The Class of '42 considers their Sophomore year one of the gayest and most active years in their life, and it is with fond hope that they look to the succeeding years that they may measure up to 1939-40. DIARY ELLEN DOVCLING '42, SOPHOMORES PING-Poxo wirii THEIR "SISTERS" 87 'Tlvtfre lillulj flu' pmnljre of rcleffiizl 1zm'flv." Yes, a great harvest do we expect from our latest arrivals in the grove. It is not alone their numbers-the highest ever-upon which we found our expectations. Their quick ac- climation, their zealous emulation of the spirit of the grove, their steady, rapid growth,-all these are promis- ing portents for the crop of 1943. ee-:. - fl , lf? J AW. fl ff. l' ' t i-ag.c Y ,V ,g-gr, hx E. , ,sea A Q A, i --' . gi 'i ,tw IQ: 7' Z 88 A K 'y ' ' , 1' l I '- g ifs - I' '- mu 5 W 'f x I Q' 'P' 5 L, I ,gf- L 5 7' - . N' x , , V- Raw vo E' A. QQ ,' - , ,y Y W" av' 5 bf? t I I I ' an V 7' ' L' Tgkgxggnr 9 f I 5 f"f j,,,51 Qkamfem FRESHMAN CLASS CLASS OFFICERS President ELINUR XYLHITF Vice-Presidcnr ANNE OQCCJNNELL CLASS COLORS BLVI AND WIHITI 90 FRESHMAN CLASS CLASS OFFICERS Treasurer LNIILDRISD HQURIHAN Secretary DOROTHY H If FF IQRNAN CLASS IYIDWIZR BAciH12LoR BVTTUN 91 CLASS OF 1943 . . . . . . Ilve Gmfr ll"b0'f WU90. "Forgiz e." rbe fried. "line Jmlb I tbreun' I feared you were rome parrey nu.' 'Tir my regret u'e'z'e nezer met. I kneu' a Gnu who kneu- of you." Tbir uiarrft frue. lF'lmt'J that to you? The neu Gnu knew rhe bleu' he knew. These were the lines that chased the Freshmen down the nights and down the days of their initiation week here. What glorious days for us Seniors who had not forgotten our own initiation of four years ago. Our rules of initiation were partly dictated by the remembrance of those days when legitimately and with permission we used the elevator because our stiff and aching bones could not make the stairs after the setting-up exercises of Elms Night. But in spite of our rigorous regulations, religiously imposed, the dauntless and optimistic spirit of the Freshmen smiled forth as they courageously set about their pre- scribed tasks. It is no wonder that they so very quickly became a part of O. L. E. because they so whole-heartedly and so early entered into the spirit of the College. And so upon the Freshmen we shower laurels for their enthusiastic, cooperative and loyal spirit manifested throughout the year. 92 FRESHMAN FRGLICS In the midst of a jumbled mass of suitcases, trunks, and girls, a certain group stood out so prominently that there was no mistaking them-they were the new Freshman dorm students. In the general excitement of claiming trunks and finding rooms the Frosh wandered about and made themselves acquainted with one another. Soon the upperclassmen took pity on the frightened group and did their best to dispel a sinking feeling of home-sickness. The first night was the most trying in our college year since for many of us it was our first night completely on our own with none of our family or friends with us. The next day the dorm students met the day students and instead of a group of frightened girls there were forty-eight of us who glanced about in apprehension at the vastness of the building in which we found ourselves. The Freshman class had arrived en masse but didn't know one room from the other. Some milled about in the confusion stopping now and then to inquire of strangers the numbers of the different classrooms. All felt acutely aware of their own naivete as they watched the upperclassmen non- chalantly strolling past. So, throughout the day, they wandered from class to class aghast at their apparent lapses of memory when questioned about the various things they should have learned in high school. The first day all went home with class num- bers, figures, and course cards-causes of severe cases of insomnia. In a few days, the dorm students had lost all traces of homesickness and were enjoying themselves exploring the campus and the city of Chicopee while the day students were becoming familiar with everything in the building from the elevator Qnot for students' usej to the cafeteria. They had now come into their own and considered themselves as sedate as the Seniors strolling through the corridors. Their new dignity was short-lived though, when initiation week began. But, they reveled in it and saluted the Seniors in regal style. If the Frosh could have known the reward they were to receive for their troubles, they would have gladly walked on their heads as well as on one high heel and one low. For, lo, the Frosh were given a party in O'Leary Hall by the Seniors after initiation. How the welkin rang that night as Seniors laid aside their dignity and tripped the light fantastic with the Frosh. The good-will between Senior and Freshman was firmly sealed that night. All were still talking about the Freshman reception when, before we could catch our breaths, the Sophomores gave a Halloween party at which we had fun galore. The spiritual side of life was as enthusiastically adopted by the students as the scholastic side. The majority of Freshmen had never made a spiritual retreat before and to them it was a new and inspiring experience. Then, too, came the thrill for the day students of staying on campus with resident friends. A reward for our good behaviour during those retreat days was a general week-end. I-low very important the Freshmen felt as they stood beside the Seniors with their week-end bags waiting for the taxis. 93 So. we took ourselves and our newly acquired collegiate dignity and knowledge home to be brought out on a minutes notice for the benefit of any fellow townsmen we happened to meet. Then, oh thrill of thrills, the Freshmen were going to a dance-the Elmata sport dance. The Seniors are still astounded at the way they were set upon en masse by the Freshmen for tickets. Naturally we were slightly skeptical about the success of the dance when we found our it was to be held in the gym and two days before we went down to look at the gym and saw only basketball nets and courts. We were forced to literally eat our words, however, the night of the dance when we stepped from the corridor into a beautiful harvest scene. The Seniors had made the gym one of the most attractive of dance flcers and had supplemented their good taste in decoration with a fine orchestra and plenty of refreshments. What more could one ask for? Christmas swept upon us while we were still thinking about our last holiday. Before we knew it we had received another invitation fwe were a much feted classy this time to a Christmas dinner and party. The class turned out in its best bib and tucker with its very healthy appetites. Our subsequent devouring of all the turkey was our way of letting Reverend Mother know how good it really was. The dinner was climaxed by the Christmas party in the evening. We returned from vacation with jovial spirits which were soon dimmed by the approaching exams. Frightened frosh cculd be seen muttering formulae and rules to themselves. Armed with some excellent advice from our Sophomore friends we entered study hall for exams. Oh, horrors of horrors, how right those Sophs had been. Strangely enough, we all survived and took a new resolution-to really study this term. But into every sadness must come a little joy. The junior prom was the right antidote for the exams. It is still rather difiicult to say which was more fun, the Hurry of preparation or the prom itself. All that day there was a steady trek of day students to O'Leary Hall to view the gowns of their sisters, to enthuse over them and "oh"- and "ah" over the corsages that messenger boys kept bringing. That night all Freshmen eyes were dazzled with the myriad of color and all danced in perfect bliss. It was with equal zest and wonder that we Freshmen participated in the many activities which followed each other in quick succession until Commencement Week. And then, oh superlatives, you are too inadequate to describe such an affair. Such a gay round of fun! Life seemed like one perpetual holiday with Frosh trailing and tripping over their afternoon gowns. Senior prom, May Day, Daisy Chain Day, our heads reeled with excitement over it all as we participated for the first time in events of such impor- tance. Then came Baccalaureate Sunday. As the Seniors marched up the aisle of the auditorium in somber black, eyes were a trifle dim as we thought of losing the friends we had made such a short while ago and a silent prayer went up for them that theirs 94 might be the Hprimrose path" as ours had been through their etforts. What happens next? We leave it to the fates. Our first year has been so full of pleasant surprises that we can hardly be expected to guess the future. W'e hope. how- ever, that after four years, Seniors. our air of knowledge and dignity shall equal yours when we don that regal tap and gown. NIILDRED HOVRIHAN 45. bf.-XTH NIAZES 95 FRESHMAN DIRECTORY BARDSLEY, KATHLEEN INI. 25 Oak St.. Uxbridge BELANGER, IDA 55 Forest St., XX"illimansett BOYD, ANN 218 Sumner Ave.. Springfield BOYLE, THERESA A. 51 Lyndale St.. Springfield CAMPBELL, THERESA M. 14 Florence St.. Wtircester CARLTON, L. CLAIRE 90 Richmond Ave.. North Adams CARROLL, ALICE M. 15 Witherell St., Wtmrcester CLARKE, MILDRED T. 55 Hampden St., Indian Orchard DIGGLES, JANET M. 40 Annandale Rd.. Newport, R. I. DILLABER, ERLINE 102 Wfoodlawn St.. Springfield DONAHUE, CLAIRE 140 Pine St., Holyoke DOWD, MARY 50 No. Bridge St., Holyoke DUDLEY, CONSTANCE 2 Taylor St., South Hadley Falls DURKAN, MARY 391 Meadow St., Agawam GERMAINE, KATHLEEN 65 Ferry St., Easthampton GLAVIN, ROSEMARY A. Russell Rd., Blanforcl GROVER, RITA A. 60 Forest Ave., Greenfield HAYES, ELIZABETH 60 Charles St., Pittsheld I-IEFFERNAN, DOROTHY A. 15 Dartmouth St., Newport, R. 1. HOGAN, IACQUELINE 858 Westheld St., West Springfield HOULIHAN, BARBARA F. 6 Capt. Mac. St., Chicopee HOURII-IAN, MILDRED 145 Pleasant St.. Easrhampton KANE, ALICE 118 Walnut St., Holyoke KENNEDY, EILEEN 110 Bell St., Chicopee 96 FRESHMAN MALLEY, M. ELEANOR 35 Washington Ave., Northampton MALONE, KATHLEEN 80 Roy St., Springfield MCCALLUM, MARIA 60 Sheldon St., Springfield NESBIT, ANNE E. 47 Forest Place, Pittsfield NOONAN, RITA State Road, Great Barrington O'CONNELL, ANNE 54 Laurel St., Worcester O'CONNELL, MARGARET 47 No. Summer St., Holyoke O'CONNOR, GERTRUDE 18 Henry Harris St., Chicopee OUIMETTE, CLAIRE I. 57 Tremont St., Chicopee PRIMEAU, MARION 25 Leonard St., Greenfield SAWYER, JANICE M. 43 Oread St., Worcester WHITE, ELINOR DIRECTORY SHEA, KATHARINE 291 Oakland St., Springheld SHEEHAN, ELIZABETH A. 60 Edgewood Ave., Longmeadow SPENCE, MARGARET M. 5 Montgomery Ave.. Pittsfield SULLIVAN, ALICE M. No. Main St.. South Hadley Falls SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH A. 55 New South St.. Northampton SULLIVAN, HELEN 24 Woodlawn St., Springfield TIERNEY, MARGARET E. 715 NX'est St., Pittsheld TORRES, SYLVIA M. Box 175, Guayama, Puerto Rico TRANT, EILEEN 247 Maple St., Holyoke VALDIVIESO, EMILIA Box 927, Ponce, Puerto Rico VINCENT, ELIZABETH E. 45 High St.. Southbridge 124 Dorset St.. Springlield 97 V es-1. N ,l E iga iii ' gr. 5. 1, J 1 ' 2 if f' 9 "AJ flve fivig ir bent. Jo the tree if ifzrliazedf' To assure a full, all-round devel- opment the grove provided every variety of activity. Following the injunction of the Divine Sower prime attention was centered upon the functions of the soul-the sap, as it were, that permeated every branch and libre giving sustenance and life. "All things else" were then added for the further embellishment of the grove. J' I' ' l 7 7 G l 4' O 98 1 .- '-?'k'.Ya- ' ,' 'Q 4 . ,ff ""h ' Xu-4, X ' 1 Y "V M N, , , ffm! ' X 'XANKQT ," 1' ., I -M mmf' f ' . , 4574 ffm Nb" - "' gp? L .ff-' ff K-N,- 'OPT'-'N CQ 4 HmmmM.Hx A. , Q X Gm X W Wx rf a J RFQ E v 36 I 'I ", JZ -N r,,,ff s 1 , -fm' Ei- f 5 ? ' Vw f syn! v . , Q . K f Z 9' K '. ff '.a.:., . ,. ' -ff!-, ' ' ,- is -- -,. Q Q4 X A ., 'izfi-Q" ' H " ' ff -iff' ' I . JJ- 4 ' ' .ng . 1 sum ... W- F17 .tail mum mmmfimii' 'fx 'ggx5, w, 1, A , -. Q.. ,W u SOCIAL CHRONICLE SEPTEMBER Freshman Initiation W'eek Mass of the Holy Ghost Elms Night OCTOBER Retreat Cap and Gown Sunday Halloween Party Tennis Tournament Dramatic Club: "Be A Little Cuckoo" NOVEMBER Elmata Dance The Marquee: "The Thirty-Three" Springfield Chapter: Mrs. Inman's "Famous Paintings of Famous Women" Alumnae Bridge DECEMBER Sodality Reception Lecture: "Library Science" by Miss Mary Garst La Corte Castellana Christmas Program Christmas Dinner Nativity Play Musical Clubs' Christmas Concert JANUARY Prom Bridge Senior-Alumnae Basketball Game French Club Interclass Debate Lecture: "The Pre-School" by Miss Margaret Shea Interclass Basketball Games FEBRUARY Forty Hours' Devotion junior Prom Holy Cross Debate Lecture: "Nursing and its Opportuni- ties" by Miss Amy Daniels, R. N. MARCH Dramatic Club: Pilate's Daughter Glee Club: Concert Sodality Patty for Little Sisters Lecture: "Journalism" by Mrs. Charles Ryan junior Party to the Seniors APRIL Lectures: "Catholicism" and Contemporary Thought" by Rev. Martin C. D'Atcy, S. "Catholicism and Contemporary World" by Rev. Martin C. D'Arcy, S. French Club: "Le Bonnet d'Ane" Interclass Dtamatics Public Debate Senior Play: "Taming of the Shrew" Lecture: "Catholicism and European Crisis" by Rev. Gerald G. Walsh, S. J. MAY Lecture : "Catholicism and Democracy in America" by Rev. Gerald G. Walsh, S. High School Day Mary's Day Mother-Daughter Tea Class Day Picnic JUNE Commencement Week SODALITY OF THE BLESSED YIRGIN MARY SODALITY OE TI-IE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY l OFFICERS 1959 - 1940 Prefect IXIARY Rogiq DL'RNiN r X ice-Prefert I'IIfI.I4N IfiNNifc,AN Secretary Muuiii. Hor'R1H.aN Treasurer IXIARY DIY PAVL Poxv11R ELCHARISTIC COMMITTEE Mary Maguire. rl1.11:m.1i1 Ruth Dinneen Catherine joseph Mary Smyth Aline Morriwn Lillian Morin LOCAL COMMITTEES LITERATURE COMMITTEE Annette I..1libe1'te. t'f7Jil'll1rllI Virginia Adams Rim Mulc.1hy Mary Desinaris Mary Leary Aline Montcalm COMMITTEE MISSION COMMITTEE Agnes Gully EIiL.1l-erh Everett Helen Connors Helen Mahan Dorothy Hallein Marie A. Stone Mary O'D0nneII Dorothy Clifford. l'E7.1.IlNf 111 SOCIAL Lorraine Hl1l'tlD, t'Z7.Ifl'N1.Il1 Constance Kennedy Kathyrn Gibbons Shirley Sheridan INIal1'y Ellen Dowling Ruth Coughlan NATIONAL COMMITTEES Queens XX"ork Committee College Advisory Board IC2 SQDALITY or THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY HO Virghz pure .md iueel .uid fair ll"e bring our blmiunzi lo your fee! And' uilb our bmrli' tre le.11'e 166111 Ifaeref' The Blessed Mother of God, our protectress and queen was to be the recipient of all the blossoms we could gather during the year in carrying out our Sodality activities. With our hearts we were to leave them at her feet. It was with this thought in mind we began the planning of a program which would enable us to gather the sweetest and fairest blossoms. SPIRITUAL MEETINGS On the first Friday of each month the spiritual meetings of the Sodality were held in the chapel. Holy Hour and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament were given by our Reverend Moderator, Doctor Jeremiah P. Sheehan. XX'e saw upon the altar placed The Victim of the greatest love NX'e prayed, gave thanks and pardon sought And joined in praise the choirs above. REPORT FROM A REGIONAL MEETING On Novmber 13th and 1-ith four representatives attended the Regional meeting held at Boston College and presided over by Reverend Daniel A. Lord, S. The dis- cussion centered around the pivotal idea of "A Cause, A Leader. and A Program." We brought back enthusiastic reports and ideas which inspired us to work more efhciently and earnestly in the carrying out of that program which has devolved upon us as fol- lowers of the Leader, Christ, whose cause we have espoused. 103 FIRST MAJQR MEETING OE THE SODALITY FEAST oi? THE iiwiixtacutarii CONCEPTION No more beautiful day could be chosen for the reception of the new members into the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin. Forty-eight Freshmen had signified their desire to be admitted. The procession to the chapel was lead by the Sodality olhcers followed by the candidates and Sodalists. The address, delivered by Reverend John Reilly, pastor of the church of Christ the King. Worcester, called to our attention that in following the way of Mary'we follow the way of her Divine Son and thus become Christians in the real meaning of the word-Christ-like. CHRISTMAS PREPARATIONS "II ii umm Het-fd in gut 117,111 in fertile." XVith this spirit of generosity and of joy we turned our attention to the Christmas charity work and to the traditional Sodality Christmas Party held in conjunction with the Glee Club Concert. This year found an addition in the form of a Nativity play under the direction of the Marquee. In anticipation of giving cheer at Christmastide, each sodalist for the three meetings before the holiday season, brought to the meeting an admission fee of a game, a toy, a pair of hand-made mittens or a scrap-book. Christmas found us with some three hundred and fifty articles at our disposal. An "Old Clothes Week" netted many a box of used but wearable articles. All these gifts were distributed in our own home town mission of Chicopee. Twelve heavily and gaily laden baskets were arranged and delivered to destitute families by fairy god-mothers under the leadership of Ruth Dinneen. Disriutsurixt, THE Ciiiusrmfxs Basxms 104 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC CLUBS Silent Night . . NATIVITY PLAY ACT I-THE HOUSE AT NAZARETH MAGNIFTCRT. INSPIRED WORD . . . CELESTIAL CHOIRS ACT II-Scene I-THE INN Soloist. Margaret Moriarty ' .Glee ciub ' WHILE SHEPHERDS hw.-KTCHED THEIR FLOCRS . Soloist. Lorraine Horan Scene 2-THE HILLS ABOVE BETHLEHEM Interlude-HOLY INIOTHER SINGS . . Recitative4FEAR NOT GLORY TO Goo lDICflUdC-HODIF ACT III-THE INN Soloist. Mary Shea Mary Callahan Glee Clulw A Cappella Choir VUHFN CHRIST WAS BORN . Gnsu BAMBINO . Cast nf Characters: Mary . I orepb . Simon. the Innkeeper Dormx, his daughter Sbepberdt Angel GRA Cluh ' TABLEAU THE MANGER SCENE Soloist. Mary Power ADESTF FIDFLFS . Rita INIulcahy . Barbara Norton . . Frances NX'ood . . . Anne Boyd . Elizabeth Hayes. Ruth Dinneen Eileen Shea. Mary Larkin . . Mary Callahan Arru111p.n11 -'I i. Helen Finnegan Helen Meagher Cmzdnrffng Margaret Meehan N,-xTiv1Tx' T.XlllF.'Xl' Tfadiliifrlul Gaul Carpenler .lrlrlffill .llrKnmey .ll.IiIfIl L.li ildi fnblli You ACTIVITIES OE MISSION COMMITTEE Early in the year Dorothy Clifford announced that the Mission Committee had at heart the interests of both foreign and home missions. Soon after our return from the Christmas holidays a large box, which was filled with numerous articles, was sent to a mission in the south. Plans were made for a Doll Contest and a Religious Article Collection. The dolls were dressed by the girls in the various garbs that fancy favored. Beads, medals, holy pictures, scapulars, prayer-books, statutes and crucitixes were all included in the Religious Article Collection. Thus in April another box wended its way southward laden with dolls and religious articles. ACTIVITIES OE EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE A greater love for Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and for His Holy Mother was to be the chief accomplishment of the Eucharistic Committee, under the able direction of Mary Maguire. During the holy season of Lent perpetual Vigil before the Blessed Sacrament was kept by the Sodalists. Early in December a contest featuring the recognition of scenes in the life of Our Blessed Mother was sponsored by the Eucharistic Committee. Later this committee assembled in a beautifully illustrated book the meditations written by the girls at that time. l Maxiwo Posrsrzs ron THF SODALITY BULLETIN 106 LITERARY CLUB Annette Laliberte Margaret Meehan Mary T. Dolan Rita Mulcahy Julia Flahive Mary Callahan Aniceta Decker Mary Desmaris Mary Rose Durnin Eileen Hellernan Katherine Bresnahan Mary Leary Agnes Gully Aline Montcalm Virginia Adams Aline Morrison Margaret Mahoney Mary McCallin The Literary Club was formed in early November with twenty-five enthusiasts. Informal gatherings under the capable direction of Annette Laliberte were held every two weeks. At these meetings reports of current books were given and then discussed and criticized. The authors life was considered in an effort to discover what inlluence it might have had on the writing. Miss Mary Garst, our own librarian, was one of the first to address us, taking for her subject. "Biographies and Historic Novels." From these literary meetings we have carried away with us a wealth of literary lore which no one will ever take from us. 107 BIG - LITTLE - SISTER CLUB R g1f1:gf'?I'-If .,, WI f ' 1 ' v L 'R f M 5' f""5 i f 'E - ' 1 ' 1'-:Q 3 V . f A Mg., 1: N. , pg v,.,w . .f I Y R 5 .1.54 OFFICERS BARBARA A. NORTON President IWARY NQQNAN Vice-President IVIARY M. LEARY Secretary ANNE NESBIT Treasurer X 418 X xeevx, As KN., xi? x x I I 05' I f R, mn . f fr If 1 ' I , -1' Q 9, U ,E , R gall ' K ,I J O , ' jk, -lff5!7 IOS LITTLE SISTER DAY In December fifty of our Sodalists adopted, each one, a "Little Sister" at Mount Saint Vincent in Holyoke. Since that time visits have been made with the girls. Every week found letters winging their way to Holyoke. At Christmas time each "Big Sister" surprised her "Little Sister" with a Santa Claus box. Birthdays during the year were remembered with gifts, cards and visits. The cheery welcome and the happiness beaming on the faces of the little ones more than repaid the sacrifices that our visits and little attentions entailed. Early in March our own campus re-echoed the childish voices of these little sisters. The little ones were transported from Holyoke by the private cars of the girls. An entertainment given by the big sisters was followed by games which were enjoyed equally by Big and Little. Toward evening a tempting party lunch was served in the dining hall of O'I.eary Hall, thus bringing an end to a most enjoyable day. Fifrmr. Tiitf l.lTTl r Orvis 109 RETREAT "Retreat as the healing of the little diseases which may have crept into our spiritual constitution" was the theme of our annual retreat which opened on Wednesday evening, October 18. Rev. William Herlihy, S. J., of Boston, our retreat master, urged us to look upon our retreat as so much time "which would be spent in spiritual diagnosis and prescribing suitable remedies." Holy Mass opened each days program and then throughout the day there were four conferences held in the Chapel. Silence, the general rule of the retreat, was interrupted by a one-hour recreation period immediately after dinner. Mary Rose Durnin, prefect of the Sodality took charge of the five-minute spiritual reading at the beginning of each meal. Benediction brought to a fitting close these days spent in close union with Christ. To every student the retreat has a deep meaning, but to the Seniors it has a more definite significance. It marks, not only the last retreat made in the shelter of Our Lady of the Elms, but that time in which each graduate-to-be would ask from Our Blessed Lord guidance for her future and grace to carry forth into the world the principles of truth and righteousness which she has been taught here. We were reminded of our responsibilities in life, when Father Herlihy brought before us the conditions of the world today and our position therein as graduates of a Catholic College. At retreat time, more than ever, did we realize our obligations as Catholics to God, to our school and to ourselves and at that time too, did we firmly resolve to be true daughters of Our Lady. All too soon did the retreat come to a close. On the morning of the last day, Father offered Mass for our intentions. The closing conference was an eloquent chal- lenge to our gratitude and appreciation for the beautiful and priceless gift which we had received in our Catholic faith. Benediction and the Papal Blessing brought to an end our days of meditation and prayer. 110 MDTHER H DAUGHTER TEA On a bright, sunny day in May, the girls of O. L. E. played hostesses to their Mothers at the annual Mother-Daughter Tea, which was held in the gymnasium, gaily decorated for the occasion by the committee which included Mary Dolan, Mary O'Donnell, and Ruth Coughlan. This same committee, in charge of Decorations and Favors, were likewise responsible for the selection of those pretty marble statuettes of the Blessed Virgin, which we gave as favors to our Mothers. In the program we had prepared for the occasion, we availed ourselves of every opportunity to convey to our dear Mothers the love and gratitude of our hearts. We were honored in having as our guest soloist, Miss Natalie Bodanya of the Metropolitan Opera House. Her charming and lovely personality captured our hearts, and her beautiful renditions of the aria from "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Tale of the Vienna Woods" made the walls of Veritas Auditorium ring with applause. The com- mittee in charge comprised Helen Gorman, Constance Kennedy, Mary Desmarais and Mary Shea. Then ensued the exodus of the Mothers to the gymnasium, where a game of bridge was enjoyed by both mothers and daughters. The committee including Margaret Meehan, Mary Callahan, jane Keegan poured tea. With the departing of our Mothers another note was added to memory's notebook never to be forgotten by us. 111 LOOKING VP THAT Rm-'FRFNCF SFTTING UP Avmrzfvrlxs SIMNINC, Um' INOCULAUNG A CULTURE 3. V S, ,naw 5 Zyl '51 f IM- mb A ' , ' Y' Af V I A '. , x -- Q Lv- L Kai gf' 1 I LA ff ", .,., ,J 'X My 44, 5' W 1 ri A ., fl! SOCIAL ACTICDN CLUB '17 C? UI"l"lC,1iR5 Vmc,1N IA A. ADA Ms PI'L'5lnlL'I1l ANNIAHIQ M. I,A141m4.RT15 VICL'-I7l'L'5LL!L'l1I HIQLIQN L. GORMAN Secretary I ,fm -Q ,X N' ,L, .. .- AL wax T '- w w. if Wp.f -'X ' J, ' 194-O SOCIAL ACTION CLUB This year the Social Action Forum was graced by the presence of many eminent Catholic womenfoutstanding not only for excellence in their own individual lield but also for zeal in preserving and spreading our holy religion through their own particular work. Miss Amy Daniels of the Massachusetts Board of Registry of Nurses was the first to address our group and gave us the first inkling of the superior program which was to be developed throughout the year. Filled with a really apostolic ardor she showed very descriptively by citing experiences in which she had played the major role, the marvelous opportunities of which a Catholic nurse can avail herself and make her hour upon the stage of life one in which every second aims towards her goal. Mrs. Charles V. Ryan who writes for the "Columbia" under the nom de plume of Josephine MacDonald continued with a lecture and forum discussion on journalism as a career for women and on free-lance writing. Interspersed among her witticisms was the wonderful ideal which inspires her work. This ideal expressed itself in her belief that as Catholics we had something to offer the worldfa marvelous something which no one else but Catholics could offer and which it is our duty to offer. The subsequent lectures treated many other fields open to womenafdsuch as child work, detective work, and so forth. Among our speakers we counted some of our own Alumnae who have soared high in their flight towards success and who have returned to tell us of the interesting phases of their flight. We have derived much inspiration and encouragement from these varied and interesting programs. 115 SENICR PARTY T0 FRESHMEN Forty-nine Freshmen, scared but determined to have a very good time, were called for by their junior Sisters, who arranged them in green sashes and bows because, you see, it was Elms nightvthe night of our traditional freshman welcoming. This night marked the completion of Initiation Week-tt week in which the Freshmen had to live in accordance with a series of atrocious Senior-imposed rules. All passed very successfully the initiation and this night marked the finale in their strenuous week. The activities began with a party in O'Leary Hall. The juniors led their Freshman Sisters to their seats while the Seniors acted as hostesses. This night was the first occasion on which the entire school was gathered together in the presence of the Freshmen, and we had a feeling that the Freshmen were impressed by the singing of our traditional school and class songs in the dim candlelight. Then the entire student body and faculty moved en masse to the gym where the Seniors put on a minstrel show. The specialty numbers were done extemporaneously by the still muchvscared Freshmen. However, every one was in such a jolly mood that all fears soon fled, and when called upon to perform, those Freshmen were amazingly in- genious. After the show general dancing was enjoyed. SOPHCDMQRE PARTY TCD SENIORS Witli Ida Clare, Will Power, Paul Bearer and many others replying "present" to the roll call of Miss Prim, the only teacher in Elmsville School, the Sophomores enter- tained the students and faculty of the College at the Halloween party given in honor of the Senior class. Katherine Wttlsh, as Miss Prim, portrayed an old school marm who tried against odds to hold an hilarious group in check. At the close of school, it was an apple for the Seniors instead of "An Apple for the Teacher." Attached to each shining apple was a pretty green pigskin purse, proudly bearing an Elms sticker. After each Senior had received her favor, there were apples for everyone, along with quan- tities of cider and doughnuts, served in buffet style in a room adjoining the gymnasium. Gradually the various groups returned to the gym where they danced for a few more hours to the latest recordings of their favorite orchestras. It was a tired but very happy group that finally left the gym as the clock on the wall pointed to a late hour. Perhaps the happiest of all were the Sophomores who were rewarded for their efforts by the praise and thanks of the entire College. 116 ELMATA DANCE Pumpkins everywherefgreat, tall corn stalks and a big full moon peeping through- soft, yellow lights-bright, crisp dance music-thus did the chairman of decorations, julia Flahive, set the gymnasium for a real harvest dance-the Senior's own Elmata Dance. With Barbara Norton as general chairman, preparations took definite shape in short order. Her assistants carried out her clever and unique suggestions to the letter. Mary Venancio served as chairman of refreshments while tickets were under the capable supervision of Rita Burke. Mary Maguires choice of Bob Gavoni's orchestra met with the approval of everybody. The dance received due recognition and publicity, not only on the campus by means of attractive posters but also in interesting newspaper items under Margaret Mahcney's able guidance. At last the long awaited night arrived. The first Hoor of O'Leary Hall resounded with the chatter of happy girls, dressed in the most chic of sport ensembles as they greeted their escorts. Greetings over and introductions accomplished, groups proceeded over to the Administration Building. Tables were arranged along the walls of the gymnasium, spread with crepe paper cloths in keeping with the harvest color scheme. Candles burned in their unique holders of large rosy apples. Soon every Hair for dancing was finding expression in the variety of music given by the orchestra. Slow, dreamy waltzes drifted into lively fox trots, and again breath-taking tangos faded into waltzes. Swing enthusiasts were made right at home by a wide choice of selections. A short intermission afforded time for the serving of refreshments. Upon the return of the orchestra to the dance floor, time seemed to Hy on the wings of Mercury toward the close of a perfectly enjoyable evening. It became the universal opinion of those who attended the gala affair, that the Senior social calendar had a grand opening to a much looked-forward-to and exciting year. 117 MCDNSICNOR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB T Ulflflf IQRS f','XRINlI N I'fxlm11,1.,1x l'1unlL11I H14 1.1 N Pfcfx1 1 Vlu - I'rcs1LlL-nr MARY I-1C.'xm' 'VIC'-l9Lll'L 1' IXIARII' S mN11 Suuraxy f y any. I mx i I k' X "5 ig ff' 'w JA ' J ff ' ' w 1 4,-'M iih 1 ' , f fQ 'f'J CU I pl f fiqg 1,1 -!f ,1'Ly, ' lb' 9 5-' M 1' 1 118 MONSICNCR DCYLE SCIENCE CLUB The Monsignor Doyle Science Club has as its primary interest the progress that science has made in the past and the problems which it is endeavoring to solve in the present. It has opened up to its members new vistas of thought and speculation. Motion pictures, projection slides, photo-electric cells, radio, polarized light and ultraviolet rays have helped to maintain this interest. In its various activities, the Science Club has portrayed the important role that science plays in the modern world. It has rightfully recognized the Church as the promoter of science and the patron of scientists, and members have become familiar with the con' triburions which Catholics have made to the worlds scientific knowledge. It is to be hoped that we, as young Catholic women, will follow this scientific trend of our era and will acquire .1 greater appreciation of science, always harmonizing it with our Catholic ideals. May the Science Club continue to hold aloft the blazing torch of truth in science. lPl'l'li.X'1INh CJUR OWN lfitixis 119 L ff ix X I .AL A Y1 ,1 lv. 5 I' A Y 2 A 1 ',4'41, :Wh . Y I I a fwlflw- "Q- ui, 1 P ,x V I V f ." p : ' Y 1 Q yi' ,ff ' , J' M ' . ' A , DRAMATIC CLUB OFFICERS MA1lIli 5'mN11 President MAIKX' CALLAHAN Vice-President MARY DLisMARA1m Treasurer MAIIX' ELLEN DQWLINQ, Secretary K FAC J X u. lm 516 - 194-0 DRAMATIC CLUB Under the capable guidance of its president, Marie Stone, '40, and its Reverend Directress, the Dramatic Club this year has been very successful. Its yearly programme has included not a few traditional productions and also several innovations. One of the outstanding innovations of the year was the organization of the little theatre. A dream of the directors of the club for several years, the little theatre was actually realized when a room in the Administration Building was set apart and arranged for that purpose early in the autumn. Here all plays are worked on and produced. Following closely upon this introduction was the movement for student direction of plays and student management of costuming and stage craft. The aim of this move- ment was to stimulate interest and to provide an outlet for talent as well as to develop that which was already evident. This idea has been carried out with great success and enthusiasm, every member of the club who has so desired being given an opportunity to coach a play, manufacture and set up scenery, or costume the cast. At the monthly meetings, reviews of current plays and discussions concerning the theatre of our day were followed up by the presentation of some play, Among the best of the monthly productions were "Be a Little Cuckoo" by Howard Reed, and "The Thirty-three" adopted from Eugene Pillots "Two Crooks and A Lady." Some of the most important roles of the numbers were played by Seniors, including Catherine Fitzgerald, Mary Rose Durnin, Margaret Mahoney, and Helen Gorman. The month of May was devoted to the inter-class contest, whith was the occasion of not a little stimulating rivalry and genuine entertainment. STAt.iNt, Otiit OWN Pitoniicriorsis lll PILATES DAUGHTER The entire College combined to make "Pilates Daughter", the traditional Lenten play sponsored annually on Palm Sunday by the Dramatic Club. one of the major activities of the school year. Written by Reverend Francis L. Kenzel, C. SS. R., of Roxbury, "Pilates Daughter" has been produced by the College Dramatic Club for six years, each year at least hlling the entire seating capacity of our spacious auditorium. liach year along the way has found it meeting with the same triumphant success and this year it was repeated with a no less appreciative audience. The sacred drama has for its main theme the legend of a rose which was tossed to Christ as He passed on His way to Calvary, This rose which touched the robe of Christ never withered, but was the source of many miracles. Through its power, Claudia, the daughter of Pilate, gains many conversions and heavenly rest for herself. The story, tentering around the Passion of Christ and the early struggles of the Christians makes .1 strong appeal to the religious emotions, Its gorgeous scenes, breath-taking climaxes. and its mighty lines have made possible its plate among the best and noblest of dramatic literary productions. SIQFNF ifitom Turf Siicorsin ACT 122 SENIOR CLASS PLAY "Tl: T Illljlly iff lbs Sfvm II " Baprisrii CQuNsmNc,1f KIQNNIQDY Petrucliio IDlfiSUR.XH CQLANLY Horremiu Viiumifx ADAMS Pedro Minn' DULAN Biondcllo fkifxm' Rim? IDURNIN Grumio I.wicim1Ni1 I-IuRAN Wiilrer ju m ITLAHIVL Nnrlmnicl RI"l'H IDINNIAITN Gregory !N1.'xlrc,Muf 1' iN1liI'HAN Gabriel Ac.Nlis C,-xsslm' Tailor Rim BVRKI Music Mgixrcr C Aim Kiwi i:lT7,1il4RAl.lJ Katherine Aa,Nix Cm LY Bianca C ,'X'I'HliRINl Ibumiillfwry Curtis KM HI num' BRI NN.-XHAN Dirccmr ixiiilillf STNNV Propcrry IN1.irin4igi-i' Miim' iNi.M.Ullil- DEBORAH CLANCY. Auwrs Giviw. Comsrwcil KENNEDY 123 CLASSICAL CLUB OFFICERS MARX' SH EA President MARY ELLEN DOWLING Vicerpresidem MARY' JANE NESBIT Treasurer ANN STONE Secretary V ee-5. lr' h ifi 'H ff jj' I fr M A , A 5 " l f1 w i ll ' Lk f wk lv, Elf' 1" fn ! ,fwgmk if ' . bf i 124 CLASSICAL CLUB Today, when the relative importance of the classics is a widely discussed question, we make known our position with regard to this subject by the inclusion of Latin in the curriculum and the maintenance of a Classical Club. Not only is Latin included in the curriculum, but it is also required as a course of study for all first and second year students. The Classical Club, an extra-curricular activity closely allied with the Latin courses, affords students an opportunity of further developing their interests in this held. It makes possible the acquiring of much cultural background to supplement the work of the classroom. Interesting facts dealing with the more important classicists have been brought to light at various meetings of the club. But perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the club was the presentation of Latin plays. The production of the late winter play proved to be one of the most interesting programmes of the year. As orsir Romair: Lam' TO Two Orirrns 125 ZMGVQA' 7 fir " I P! Q ' ' A 1' il 1, GLEE CLUB OFFICERS M.uzcQAR1aT NIFIZHAN Px'cQiJc11I H1f1.1fN FINNHQAN Vicc-Prcsidcm IEILIVFN HIQFI-'HLNAN 'l'l'c.1xLlrq1' HELEN GORMAN Secretary ca-,. X N Q N X ,, 'XXV , H35 n am, .N 1+ fwmlmaff - 94 GLEE CLUB "Music hath charm to soothe the savage beast." lndeed the perfectly blended voices of the Glee Club are a balm for sorrow and an inspiration for joy. Ever ready to add to the success of any college function the Glee Club has offered enrapturing and bewitching performances at such widely diversified presentations as the Christmas Party, Pilates Daughter, Graduation, Cap and Gown Sunday, and many others. How inconceivable the Christmas Party would be without the gay carols and solemn hymns of the Glee Club! How incomplete the Graduation program would be without the dignified and charming selection of the Glee Club! The cap sheaf of the Glee Clubs activities occurred at the Mother-Daughter Tea in May when it presented the Operetta "In Grand Old Switzerland." This was a true test of the Glee Club's ability and a proof of its worth The auditorium echoed in songg gay young voices filled the airg and a lovely dream of Switzerland life came true. Under the talented and artistic direction of its President, Miss Margaret Meehan and under the tireless and generous coaching of its Reverend Directress, the Glee Club has had a well-filled and excellent year and has helped its members and their friends to realize that music is and ever will be one of the most beautiful and lovely things in life. 127 A CAPPELLA Cl-ICIR Composed of seventeen tharmintu and enchanting voices which harmonize and hlend extellently the A cappella choir is an organization whose performances are awaited with anticipation and received with acclaim. It is not unusual for them to render in a masterly and finished manner such dirhcult and intricate selections as those of Palestrina. Their talent, however, is not restricted to these selections alone for simple numbers, such as "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginnyu and "Mighty Lak a Rose," are rendered by them in a delightful fashion. Many times, too, the chapel has resounded with their gorgeous voices raised in song to their Maker and King. Witli such diversified renditions tlte A cappella choir has found success in all its performances and to its memhers we saye!'Your talent was not in vain." 118 4 METAPHYSICAL CLUB OFFICERS RNA 1X 1U1-c,Am' Prcmidcnt CoNsTANcg1i 5111.115 Vice-Prcwidcm FLORA INIILLETTI1 Secretary . .lnfei xx .V ' NB-' A 5 29,91 m i ,ef 4. my , f fre M lyq.. lv , er' J' I Vx fl y sffff, ' 129 'Www r DAISY CHAIN 51 JUNK JR PROM TRIMMING TH E TREE SENIOR PROM COMMITTEE GRAND MARCH ' I I I A ' Ii? C,UB1i VISITINC, ,-, ,, A 3 X 1' X Z s 3 C LAS5 DAY ROl.l,LR-SKATINCL 'ROUND THIQ GYIN M. 1. B. DEBATING CLUB 'Q OFFICERS I.tJliRAlNli HURAN Prcmidcm IX1ARL,AR1iT R1L1iY Vice-Prcbidcm josui MURRAY T1'C.lSL1l'C1' NIILDRED HOUMHAN Secretary Y .lfwfeg-IR. v qNnTr Adlwkg A WN fl 1 zf . e. 1 f' an ,AR my . f ,f f' 'fg llrylr -JL 0 givwl My' v 132 M. J. B. DEBATING CLUB To enable its members to speak fluently, to express themselves logically and to develop poise-these are the objectives of the M. B. Debating society. The accom- plishment of these objectives becomes ll re.1lity in the inter-mural debates held at its meetings. Current topics are weighed in 11 logic.1l way and presented in tl clmrming and appealing manner. Both sides argue so well .ind elliciently that the judges find it dillicult to render their decisions. The final debate held publicly in May was .1 conclusive proof of the ability of the members of the M. B. Debating society, The four classes were represented in the debate and an interesting and eductttional discussion was enjoyed by the members of the faculty, the student body and their friends, Witlu such worthwhile objectives and enthusi.1stic p.irticip.1tion on the part of its members, the Debating Club will continue to be .1 successful .md v.rlu.ible function of our College. 133 . cam -K fy., L, N-.H E K 21 ', X L . 1 '61 A v JN , H f. ' P ' I nrw f ,ll I 'Lf I , fl 7 v sy, , ' 1 x f X .' A . . xf lg 62,51 SPANISH CLUB OFFICERS CARMIEN PADILLA President HIELIEN MEAQiHliR Vice-President IRMA PADILLA Treasurer AGNES GULLY Secretary lmafm - 194-0 LA CO RTE CASTELLANA This year the uppermost consideration of the Spanish Club was the definite purpose that it set forth as an ideal. This purpose underlied all the year's activities and lended variety, novelty and a broadening outlook on Spanish life. La Corte Castellana endeavored to increase the members' interest in Spanish speaking countries, their Customs, peoples, culture and literature. This goal was reached through lectures, reading, and discussions in Spanish on interesting phases of contemporary Spanish life. The beauty of Spanish literature and the high quality of Spanish culture found dramatic expression in "La Brornan which was presented at one of the club's major meetings. The playing of popular Spanish games gave a concrete example of customary Spanish entertainment. Greater facility in the use of the Spanish tongue resulted as one of the by-products of our animated informal debates. The clubs activities were climaxed by tl social and .1 business meeting at which were discussed benefits of the various club functions and advantages already realized. I A LEssoN IN FAN Trcimiour 135 21- Q Ng NM 1 W, W a- J ,Af V ,1 ' f 0. W y J" , X M ',e"l my .. , - X ' F, , pp., F , F f Q X - V , - if V ' f F 4 F 'F 1, 9 ' 1- ' 7, 'm 'iw .J ,Z 7. FRENCH CLUB OFFICERS AQNIQS GULLY Prcsidcm MARY O'DoNN1Q1,1, Vice-Prcxinlcnt HIELIENA Blfnlilc T1'Ci1Slll'L'1' MARY ELLEN DOXX"LlNl, Sccrcrnry , Q-,. - S A lm - 194-O FRENCH CLUB Debates, dramatic productions, lectures, contests, social hours and a French paper- these are the means by which the French Club in its bi-monthly meetings seeks to accom- plish its aim-that of bridging the gap between theory and practice. Witli membership open to all who are interested in French and who desire to take active part in the society, the French Club has a wealth of material and energy to assure the successful accomplish- ment of its aim. The first proof of the successful application of theory to practice was in an excellent debate in which a capable team composed of Seniors and Sophomores vied with an equally qualified team of juniors and Freshmen on the cluestion, Resolved: The radio is a better means of advertisement than the press. The former team, using all its power of persuasion and experience linally convinced the judges of the affirmative. The presentation of "Le Bonnet d'Ane," a comedy in one act brought out the dramatic ability of members of the club. Yifitli a superior cast and well organized scenic facilities the club presented an entertaining and educational production worthy of a Parisian Troupe. The Club encourages French conversation in two ways Wby sponsoring a contest with awards of two gold fleur de lis medals, and by the maintenance of a French table in the dining hall for members of the Club. An outlet for writing ability is found in the "Chuchotements des Ormesn a monthly publication of the club to which all members subscribe. After an active and profitable year, the French Club closed its program with a bridge social where "la belle langue francaise' reigned supreme. 1 t L I ii EDITING Tlll' C lll'C llU'lFNlliN'lN 137 ATHLETIC ASSGCIATION OFFICERS MARGARET TVIAHONIEY President MARY O'DONNlELL Vice-Presidcnr HELEN GORMAN Treasurer ANN STONE Secretary if 'Jax W Ax X5 nfl ff' W ' 1 - f, Q 4 ' 'x ' 1 X .I C 5 tr V 'f'5: ,f X" Q,-' Mm- .1 f'5v'!"'. Milf 4. 138 ATHLETIC ASSCCIATICN The gym this year seemed to resound louder than ever with the cheerful, enthusiastic shouts voicing the spirits of young athletes in strenuous play. Our outdoor tennis tournament having been rained out, basketball carried on this enthusiasm. The basket- ball season opened formally with a never-to-be forgotten Alumnae-Senior game, january 20th. After this formal opening, basketball practice for the intermural games started. The Freshmen won the admiration of all the teams by proving at the first their sports- manship, fighting spirit and zeal. This year we successfully inaugurated a different method of playing off tournament by having "double headers" with all four teams play- ing the same night. The last game of the season found the Seniors retaining their title of school champions. After the basketball season, interest was diverted to various other sports. Volley ball proved to be so very popular that a tournament was decided upon to determine the most capable team. Shuffle board was introduced as a new interest feature of the gym. Paddle tennis was more popular than any preceding year, reaching its peak of popularity during the singles and double tournament. Badminton provided diversion for many other sport enthusiasts. Ping-pong caught the interest of all and rapid fire of the balls bounding across the table was a familiar sound in the gym. When the beautiful days of spring came, volley ball came out of its winter location and took its new position on the campus where it continued to hold much attention. It vied as the sport of the day with softball at which some in the club proved themselves very apt. With the blossoming of spring an Outing Club was formed. Long hikes and picnics, with swimming afterwards, were the features of this club. With the coming of early summer, tennis held the individual attention of its enthusiasts who defied sun- scorching courts to dash speedily across the clay. The tennis tournament, the last activity directly sponsored by the club, wound up an active year which exemplified the ancient standard-"sound mind in a sound body." 139 RIDING CLUB .s-gf Autumn days brcmuglit out all our riding enthusiasts once again to a favorite sport. To the pleasure of the riding itself was added the thrill of cantering in the beautiful paths vvhicli nature had decorated with rich vivid leaves that crackled under horses' hoofs. Winter's ice and snow for a time lessened the activity of the Riding Club but, however, it was resumed when spring bade an irresistible beckoning. The popularity and interest of the club increased with the advent of "natures awakening" and continued throughout the year. This zeal which our riders shovv indicates future years of even more success and accoinplishment. 140 J' . ,, DOUBLEHEADER AT BASKETBALL 1 Viizf it ba 77:k"'? ,A . S gs , 'i 1.59231 - Ol! diy I ' A i'g'gf'f5'Kf1..:jg4 f W f a x 053: QW: f 11. Us-. ' V Q 'Ti ' JK". tifkxsfw' .'."ilP". ' I , "V un' .,., 1451 7 if-Zi' V' "A pr' . ' n5'k"9J .fr4'?f1r'K, 'if' an 4 ngihg arg fill. 5: 1 Q JS? v 4 .5 9 I S X I . ,www-f 1 r W f. 14019699 p. fi' ,.,...M.,9 . , , 1 V.: wh ' A 1 'XA F ' 1 A I U. I J ' "fs il' el, l'k-- H I Q gl ,Jin 1 G1 , j N x F ' 4 Nye ., ' 'I v Wy, -cg I 2 . 4 5' 4 VX , .- I 9 2 G' . , ., 2- 3' "U 5 .- ' 1 3 ,I . A Lv. Vg F , ' in A c ', ' , . 113 , 4 i .A 4,8 w,1 RIDING HER HOBBY 1. wfwfmlq-4 fx f . 4 . - ., , f , 'WEQZJ' Z.:-'-112 31- "5 ',,:.x',i',f?:i'f 1-., . . ' 'V 9.3 ' ' ,N 1 f Aj"-' - if-il 3, !.7,.?l4f" , , . A ,. BASEBALL INDOOR TENNIS l 1' M , X'-g f t WA frq yixecp KJ fait my ' . L , ,Eff x' -'- f ?' i 5' .. r r , ki Iv' 'Ik Q! ff. r 'There is a great stir and bustle among the Elms. XY!herefore? It is the Season for transplanting. Twenty- seven of the fairest of the grove are tu be uprooted, marked with the in- signia of Our Lady of the Elms, and sent forth from their Alina Mater, their loving Mother, to take their places alone in a new estate. ,G-:. fm'f"' A il ,I 'X erfrlmaflfi - 194-o ,- 1 I 'I' fl ' fn 1 tn r J. gl. V ,, 4'gZkqQ:,, Hifi 'fx 5 ' Ng 2 5' Ziff , w11?f:'431e. ff? Wi lla ,wi ' 1' ' I.,-flu IW, - f. " 'flfl.A2'. , 1 7, , N' tg! . ,1 In f X a l f , 6 t ' nw ,V I-0' , A-4 A4 Ek f A fi? Q ' r 'X' 7-'7 A . 'f y 'L fl Nm' , ,I 35,12 ' l 1,y'.P5' 1' 177177 COMMENCEMENT WEEK PRDGRAM MONDAY, MAY 27 Senior-junior Picnic TUESDAY, MAY 28, 5 P. M. May Day XVEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 3 P. M. Elms Day Class Day Officers: Class Marshal Class Orator Class Prophet Class Poet Class Historian Class Will Class Song FRIDAY, MAY 51, 9 P. M. Senior Prom Committee: General Chairman Chairman of Music Chairman of Refreshments Chairman of Tickets Chairman of Decorations Chairman of Favors Chairman of Publicity SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 3:30 P. M. Alumnae Reunion SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 3350 P. M. Baccalaureate Address and Benediction DOROTHY CLIFFORD LORRAINE HORAN MARGARET MAHONIEX' RUTH DINNEEN MARY T. DOLAN MARIE STONE MARY VENANCIO AND DOROTHY CLIFFORD MARGARET MEEHAN MARY VENANGIO RITA BURKE MARION CANTWELL MARIE STONE CATHERINE FITZGERALD MARGARET MAHONEY MONDAY, JUNE 5, 10 A. M. Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency, Most Reverend Thomas Mary O'Leary, D. D., Bishop of Springfield 146 MESSAGE OE THE MOST REVEREND EDUNDER AND PRESIDENT TO THE CLASS OF 1940 ffrom the Commencement Address of his Excellency. Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D. DJ MY DEAR GRADuATEs: We are here this morning particularly to honor you. You have just received from your Alma Mater your diploma which through all the years to come will testify that you are young women of thoroughly Christian character and sound intelligence. You deserve to take your place in the ranks of her alumnae and merit to go forth as graduates of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. I congratulate you on this honor and on this day which has crowned your efforts here in this college, I speak to you with authority and assurance as you go out into a perplexing and turbulent world. When we consider the economic, industrial and political situation here in America, we must admit that there are difficult conditions ahead for you, but this I can say,Hthat you are ready to face the future whatever it may hold for you on a safe footing. You can go out and meet your tomorrows with enthusiasm, with courage, and with hope that need not fail of fulfillment. A heart and mind and character trained as your heart and mind and character have been trained here by the Sisters of St. joseph, are a protection against the future, and with your heart and mind and character so fortified, let me say that your worries need not rest too heavily upon you. If you will only keep pace with the Sisters, if you will only keep pace with your Alma Mater, if you will only keep ever before you the ideals of your college life, you will be able to hold your own and find happiness and success. Without too much delay, try to educate yourselves to some worth- while object in life. Give to it the best that you have learned here, and, my dear young women, your mark will be made in the world. In all your thoughts, in all your work, and in all your actions, let this influence be paramount. If you will stand firm as a rock, supported by the teachings of this college, by daily prayer and trust in God, then victory will come to you as you encounter the trials and temptations of life. Then go out and resolve to be noble, true woman, keeping to the place for which your womanly nature and your womanly gifts have fitted you, and for which Almighty God has destined you. No matter how much the modern girl may try to attract you to the false position in which you Hnd her, tell her that only as a true woman will she be able to find her right place in the world and fulfill her duty to God, to home and to humanity. It is my fervent desire that you will be, always, true, noble women. 147 SENIOR HISTDRY "ll"fi.1I mfti if lbere be lrnlglltfr ill freer." "Four years a-growing" has brought us to the termination of our life here in the grove of Our Lady. Into this short space of time are crowded countless memories, and the realization of our most cherished dreams tells us that we must make ready for our departure. The thrills and surprises that came upon us as timid little Freshmen endeared to us that period of "verdance" that is the lot of every beginning class. As gay, young Sophomores we took life in a carefree and happy manner, eager to tell the younger class that we "had gone through it" too. When they called us jolly juniors we were proud of our position and strove to be at our best. Now, at last, we have reached the height of collegiate life-the life of dignified Seniors. Our Senior Year has been a rich, happy and interesting one. We started the year off with the weighty business of initiating the Freshmen and we are quite proud of the results. To be sure, we cannot take too much credit to ourselves, for we had excellent sportive material with which to work. Early in the year our attention centered upon our annual retreat, given by Rev. john Herlihy, S. J., which was followed almost immediately by our formal commence- ment of Senior Year-Cap and Gown Sunday. A primary concern of the Senior Class being the publication of its year book, all thoughts turned in that direction. As Editor-in-chief, Mary Dolan was a tireless, most capable and eliicient leader directing her assistants to arrange the best of the better Elmatas. Virginia Adams' unceasing efforts brought about the financial success of'the book. With thoughts "Elmata" came the annual Elmata Dance. Pleasant indeed, were the memories of that enjoyable evening. Barbara Norton as general chairman directed her assistants toward a very successful realization of profitable proceeds for our book. Our love of sports found expression in our enthusiastic participation in the Basket- ball Tournament. As in the three previous years, we were champions. The final game played with the juniors was followed by a social held in our honor with the juniors as hostesses. In the selection of our class play we went Shakespearean, giving the leads to Agnes Gully and Deborah Clancy. "The Taming of the Shrew" claimed a large audience and Marie Stone as director succeeded in creating a true Elizabethan atmosphere. Time passed all too quickly when Commencement Week was ushered in with May Day and the colorful procession to the grotto. Then followed all the activities of a glorious class day. The class play tournament provided an evening of thrilling enter- tainment and amusement. It goes without saying that the Senior Ball was the most festive, gay and enchanting affair of the year. We would have been happy to have that week linger but it rapidly took its place among our memoirs and Baccalaureate Sunday found us happy in our success, but sad at the thought of leaving these hallowed boundaries. Yes, we have reached our goal and with grateful hearts we transplant ourselves to our new surroundings. May our branches ever mingle with the noblest and best in life, that our successes may be the pride and joy of Alma Mater. 148 THE RUSTLING DE THE LEAVES A stirring of the leaves-a hushed sweet song-a whispered tale rustled by a wind that is wafting through us to the year 1950. Ah! listen! It is May 1950-our leaves have again blossomed forth in all their splendid glory-but why glory? Back again among the Elms we are. Back again to honor the splendor of the thrilling voice of Lorraine Horan. Hers is a voice which has been acclaimed by the world-renowned music critic, Helen Gorman. Miss Horan has just completed her role as Elsa in "Tristan and Isolde" and has stopped at her Alma Mater to give a concert before her European appearance. Ah! listen as the wind murmurs our return. First arrived are Deborah Clancy and Connie Kennedy, a scintillating advertisement of their smart dress shoppe. They have stopped to chat with two other collaborators, but of a different sphere-Gina Adams and Peg Meehan who have attracted attention with their fine interpretation and criticism of modern literature. As a recent feature of their book shop they presented a lecture series by their former classmates Misses Ruth Dinneen and Marie Stone. Doctor Rita Burke is entering now. She is the scientist who has recently expounded that theory on the activity of electrons which has startled the world of science. It has won for her the Chair of Science at Dorothy Clifford's School, the exclusive Miss Clifford School at Northampton, Massachusetts. Yet again that soft serenade-far back in the grove is Agnes Gully, the business executive of the Bonwit Teller. She is returning with Barbara Norton now established in Worcester's new progressive school nursery, and Carmen Padilla whose graceful hands are covering the pages of our smart magazines, advertising famous hand lotions and Tiffany's masterpieces. Following these another trio-Mary Dolan, feature writer for "America", Mary Rose Durnin, the first woman mayor of North Adams, and Mary Venancio who, through her florist shop has created the vogue for orchids. Yet again- for exchanging greetings are Mary Maguire, realizing her ambition as laboratory tech- nician and Katherine Bresnahan who, as the Senior English teacher of Uxbridge High, is still the proud talker-upper of that typical New England town. They have walked over to greet Agnes Cassidy, now a brilliant Mathematics professor, and Katherine Dougherty who just published a book entitled "Modern Methods of Manipulating a Car." Talking with them is julie Flahive who has never left the lovely grove but has remained as a very proficient assistant librarian. How the mood of the serenade has changed into a merry, jolly tune! Yes, Catherine Fitzgerald and her pals have joined our gathering. Catherine is now acting on Broadway in the current success, written by her boon companions, Ruth Moran and Marion Cantwell. The merry tune still continues as the associate professors of history at Miss Clifford's School, Annette Laliberte and Aniceta Decker enter the rotunda. But listen! The music becomes louder as the mood changes. No longer is the rustling a murmur. Its tale is now reaching the end. It is rushing towards the climax of its symphony vibrating with stirring chords, sweeping onward to a song of triumph, of victories won and lories attained. 8 MARGARET MAHONEY 149 CLASS WILL We, the class of nineteen hundred and forty about to be uprooted from the soil of our Alma Mater and to leave this favorite aboretium for a more boundless wooded expanse, discover countless treasures embedded in the rich soil surrounding our roots and we take pleasure in bequeathing them to our successors. To our Alma Mater we will our filial love and loyalty, our cooperation in the work of the Alumnae and our promise to follow the ideals our College has set before us. To the Faculty we will our sincere appreciation for their patient and unflagging efforts in guiding us along the path of truth and virtue. To the various societies we leave our earnest desire to see them rise to even greater heights than those attained by the class of '-10. To the Dramatic Club we leave our infant theater "The Marquee" and we trust that in the years to come it will become the "big theatre." We also bequeath to members of the Dramatic Club two of the leading roles in "Pilates Daughter" and we hope that the role of Pilates wife in the future will be performed as well as it was by one of the talented members of our class. Through the Athletic Association we will our undefeated record in basketball to any class capable of making the same. We also bequeath to them what we consider the secret of our success-roses for the Little Flower. To the Musical Club we leave the hope that some day they may find a successor to our jinny Lind and a conductor of the Glee Club as capable as ours. To the library we bequeath our goodly collection of poems and short stories com- posed by members of our class during our four years at O. L. E. To the juniors we bequeath our enlarged list of Senior privileges with the hope that they may enjoy them as we have and our wholehearted approval should they succeed in making the list longer. We feel sure that they will succeed in their every task. To the Sophomores we will our good fortune in inheriting such a friendly and loyal sister class. May this same good fortune favor them with the advent of the class of 194-1. With such spirit of cooperation, such character and liveliness which they have displayed in the two years of our friendship with them, we are certain that they will progress with success, socially as well as scholastically. To the Freshmen we will their well earned gold which will distinguish them in the future as "upper classmenf' Lastly, out of the generosity of their hearts each member of the Senior Class has a special gift which she will bestow in person on her legatee before she leaves this sacred grove for a more vast and mysterious forest-het future. In testimony whereof, we, the Class of 1940, set our hand and seal of the Com- monwealth of Massachusetts and in the presence of witnesses declare this to be our last will this twenty-ninth day of May, nineteen hundred and forty. MARIE A. STONE 150 TREE ORATION Today we plant a tree to commemorate our days spent here at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. We have passed our student days beneath the sheltering branches of the trees dedicated to Our Lady which were planted by our predecessors. Somehow the initial planting of these other trees was not so dear to us, of course, as our own is todayg we failed to think what it might have meant to each particular class that left a tiny sapling as a heritage for us. But today, so many noble thoughts and sentiments well up within us and it seems that four years of indifference to those past sentiments come down upon us, as it were, in one full sweep. Now that the four years of our matriculation here at college are drawing to a close, it is necessary that we along with our sister classes have something as a heritage to bequeath to posterity. We have chosen a tree, a sturdy tree, nurtured by God through nature's handg we could not have chosen a more enduring memorial to leave here for the class of 1940. There is an analogy between Kilmer's "Trees" and our college life, in that each is a heavenly creation, each so destined to fulfill its duty as a testimony of God's divine handiworkg as a sapling is a potential spreading elm so we, as potential graduates of the College of Our Lady of the Elms are the potential bulwarks of that Catholic National life where we are to put into practice the precepts here taught. So when the tree of the class of 1940 is planted so also will the roots of each member of the class that that tree represents be planted in their future. Let the classes we leave behind look upon our tree and consider it a token of our regard for them and our beloved Alma Mater. LORRAINE HORAN 151 ALUMNAE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS OFFICERS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION President MARCARET T. CLIFFORD First Vice-President CATHERINE MCDONOUCH Second Vice-President MRS. ELIZABETH HOPE Third Vice-President MARY JANE OICONNELL Recording Secretary PATRICIA COLLINS Corresponding Secretary ALICE MOLINE Treasurer MRS. MARY MILLEA CHAPTER PRESIDENTS Berkshire Chapter HELEN STONE Holyoke Chapter MARY HARRINCTON Northampton Chapter MARY DUNPHY Springfield Chapter GRACE KALEY Worcester Chapter MARY GREANEY 152 ALUMNAE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS The year 1939-1940 was a very active one for the Alumnae Association of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. Dinner meetings in various sections of the state opened the social season. The Thanksgiving recess was marked by formal dances conducted for the benefit of the scholarship funds of the Berkshire County and the Northampton Chapters. The Berkshire County Thanksgiving dance was held November 30 at the Hotel Wendell in Pittsfield under the chairmanship of jean Bailey. Wordy Brothers Orchestra furnished the music. The main ballroom of the Hotel Northampton was the scene of the annual Thanksgiving dance of the Northampton chapter. This outstanding social event was planned and executed by numerous committees under the direction of Mrs. Katherine Miller. Music was furnished by Bob Miller's orchestra. Famous Women in Poetry, a tableaux presentation, was held in the fall under the spon- sorship of the Springfield Chapter. Cecelia Sullivan was chairman of arrangements. Christmas gatherings, dinner meetings, bridge parties and teas were important events of the winter season. The most important social event of the Spring season was the annual Easter Ball held at the Hotel Sheraton, Springfield on Friday, March 29. Helen Auth and Margaret Garvey were chairmen of this colorful affair. Alumnae from all parts of the state were present as well as many of the undergraduates. The Holyoke Chapter ushered in the Spring season with its annual observance of Mother's Day. Each year the members of the Chapter attend Mass in a body and receive Holy Communion. Following attendance at Mass the group adjourns to a local hotel where breakfast is served. An appropriate talk is presented by an outstanding speaker. The Communion breakfasts in Holyoke have been so successful that Berkshire County, Northampton, Springfield and Worcester County Chapters inaugurated Communion breakfast gatherings in their localities this year. This year comes to a close with the banquet and reception for the members of the class of 1940. The Massachusetts Chapter of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae, of which the Alumnae Association of the College of Our Lady of the Elms is a member, sponsored a concert by jessica Dragonnette in Symphony Hall, Boston, in November. 153 .i "c l. . Ah , 6-:, ,11 x 'tm , A l Xf Y ' J f I 1 . Ji' ,yi 7 1 ',s'l1. L . f 1' Y' fi ' Pi Al' i 'A A l"' I, V , Q. xl , f 7' .i K ' i X ,f ' ' - F ' i r ,,,' 1 we 1 ,1 The Elmata Staff deems itself highly honored to be entrusted with the records of the grove. The task has been a most pleasant one, but one that would have been impossible without the aid and support of our friends. The Elmata Staff wishes to thank in the name of the Senior Class all those whose moral and financial aid have made possible this 1940 edition of Elmata. ' IQ4-O Y, I4 " If -r-. ,Z M 0 'W zyb- , , -- I '- A .: fflff",471fZfAK?K740 TZWIIJ4 Y 1 v ,, " ' ' ', ' 'BJ 4' W ff I 1415 ff70"f' Mfg, ... f 4 .1 1' f f'l frmmgg Wl if ' PV!! VL, A J MQIW f 'WW ffwdid u rfrf fffa , rf ' gal" ' ' n, iz" 'L' I I W 'fl W ZZ' Q44 ' ' , . X ff dgikflv fl. 1 WE? E Q . A .4 , A 1 'dd f ef 'gmt-f'E -6, gsg,5',1'3".ff rv If -x.K"lf-5.1. .fx.v5?wxx::55Q'f . 441- .... . .... iff, ,f'.':., f Q", f ar'b0QK YEARBOQK STAFF EJJIUJ'-ill-flvief MARX' T, DOLAN B11,ri11e,r,f AIL111.1'ge1' VIRGINIA A. ADAMS Aff Edifm- DOROTHY C CLIFFORD A,r,1'0fi.1fe EJifw1r M. Ac.Nla5 GULLY ANNHTTIE M. LAl.lH12RT1s MARCIARIZT C. MAHc 1N15Y IWARY R. MAQUIRIQ n,f"'K A N.-, k f' N W I ', A ' YV fl, ll! W'-, I ,x ii ,J ' I Q -v X ,Yi L IN, ' H,-'-. Nu --f rg 'fl "QP" 1 If A "X . , ' . ,Q "'4 1' gg' -'R 150 ELMATA ACTIVITIES The first problem that confronted the Elmata Staff was the financing of its yearbook. However, under the capable direction of the business manager, Miss Virginia A, Adams, and the cooperation of every member of the Senior Class the financial question early ceased to be a worry. It became on the contrary, the raison d'etre for a variety of worth- while and memorable functions. Outstanding among these were the Senior-Alumnae Game and the Elmata Dance. The annual Alumnae-Senior game held on january 20 was arranged with much success by Margaret Mahoney and was entered into this year by all with more than the customary enthusiasm. The eager response of the Alumnae to the challenge of the Seniors resulted in the spirited cheering section and two basketball games. Two rival teams composed of graduates of several years ago played the preliminary game and proved that lack of practice had not greatly affected their speed and their eye for the basl-zet. Much praise goes to members of both teams for a very good game. A picked Alumnae team captained by Mary Ellen Quilty '58 presented a strong defense to the undefeated Seniors who found that they had unlooked-for opposition in the fighting spirit and teamwork of the graduates. Witli both teams concentrating intensely on their plays, a thrilling game ensued, the possible victor of which could not be decided until the very last. The steady playing of the Seniors however, succeeded in giving them a small lead which they maintained up to the final whistle. Although the game was won by the Seniors, the Alumnae team actually crowned themselves with glory in this never-toabe-forgotten game. 157 ELMATA'S NEW COAT OF GREEN "lu flu ,tunic of gunz and gold Denfi fwfr! by wznzg .md old." Unanimously it was decided that our cover be done, not X in the class colors, butnin the "green and gold" of the College- ,X figf, 6? a rich, dark green with the seal clearly embossed in a sea of S gold-leaf. We found it impractical to reproduce the seal in its wealth of color. but at least our study brought to our attention the richness and beauty of the coloring and the symbolism of our seal. 6 Around the shield is a circular space containing the 37 6 words: Collegium Dominae Nostrae in Ulmis, Chicopee. S 3 Witliin this circle is the seal in the form of a shield, sur- S T mounted by the emblem of Saint joseph, patron of the teaching Sisters in charge of our lovely College. This emblem is the carpenters square through which runs the Howering rod of jesse. On either side of the shield is the conventional rose of heraldry which here, of course, is the Mystical Rose, one of Our Lady's traditional titles, significant of purity and the sweet odor of sanctity. The shield proper is divided into three parts. Above is the heraldic representation of the Diocese of Springtieldfa held of three circles, filled with wavy bars of alternating blue and silver representing waters of a sun-kissed spring and so recalling "Springfield" diocesan seat of the college. In the section of the left are three elm leaves in green and gold. The leaves recall the elms which give the college its name, and the colors are those of Our Lady of the Elms. In the section of the right, in silver on a background of blue, is the emblem of Our Blessed Lady, Queen of Heaven. Above is the crown of a queen, and below, in monagram, are intertwined A and M, the first letters of Ave Maria, the greeting that God sent to Our Lady through His messenger, the Angel Gabriel. And so, in heraldic symbol, the seal of our college on the Connecticut tells of its origin in the labors of the Sisters of Saint joseph, of its home in the Springfield diocese, , A 1 zo- p gg JQ X9 iz: sv Q ' " 1-2 'lik ,. ! '9 i ,f s ' . and ol its dedication to Our Lady as its heavenly patroness. f-0" BEST WISHES ERCDM THE ALUMNAE ASSQCIATION COLLEGE GE OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 159 Class of '40, gay and young To you this farewell song is sung. In life for you, we pray, successg And more God grant you happiness. Each one-a star in Gocl's great sky, Aim your hearts and souls e'er high. Well ne'er forget you-you've been such fun! Until we meet again-farewell, from '-41. 160 BEST WISHES, GRADUATES! FROM YOUR SISTER CLASS OF 1 9 4 Z 161 COMPLIMENTS OF THE CLASS OF 1 9 4 3 162 The Electric Power, required at the College for light ancl other purposes, is furnished by the Municipal Electric Light Department of the City of Chicopee F33 Municipal Electric Light Board, A. 1. BARONE R. W. BURKE j. M. TOPOR 163 l2.......f-I-I 2-0222 3S?8?.'liF.f2?a.2""' Black Z "Seventy F ifve Years of - 1125. X 3 2 43 n win w" 7' if Sf 5233352-lfixt! K 0 g HO NMNING We GILBERT 8. BARKER MFG. CO. 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ESTABLISHED EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, without charge to employer or graduate. 31 Elm Street Telephone 6-8931 Springfield, Massachusetts Nicholas Zeo, Inc. Commission Merchants Compliments Wholesale Dealers IN of a Fruit and Produce FI'1C1'1d ZEO BUILDING Lyman St. Springfield, Mass. RANGE and EURNACE OILS For Shoes Of AUTH 607 BELMONT AVE. PHONE 7-1468 1 Shoe Repairing-Visit l NAPOLEON BAIL Shoe Store and Repair Shop . 168 High Street CGAL COKE 1 Holyoke, Mass. 170 E C K E R COLLEGE L. W. CALLAHAN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION . ' ' SECRETARIAL . . . ACCOUNTING Palntlng C IIC! -5 J C . C - d F 2' I rip!ff.11,l-fffffim stil if ffllzfwf Contractor 52 years' sorrice in placing graduates l I 48 Westford Circle S rin field, Mass. wokcesrsn, MASS. P g Telephone 3-3062 Compliments of A l Compliments of JOHN S. BEGLEY 225 High Street Holyoke, Mass. l Center Department Store Compliments of l Cheney SL Hunt Inc. JEWELERS and OPTICIANS Launderers - Dry Cleaners l l 281 High Street Holyoke, Mass l l Telephone 6103 333 Belmont Ave. Dial 6-3616 Compliments of hlfo . BEVERAGES Blueway Trarlways, Inc. . GOLDEN and PALE DRY 82-90 Worthlngton Street GINGER ALE CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY CHICOPEE, MASS. MHSS. Telephone 605 l 171 Compliments of Cl W Hosier Store, Inc. Glenwwd Pharmacy ear eave y PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS Largest group of WOmGU'S SPCCiHlfV 5110195 E. J. McGINTY, Reg. Phar. in New England 435 Springfield Street, Springfield, Mass. Phone 2-0257 Holyoke Northampton Springfield CATERING EOR ALL OCCASIONS Compliments of R ta a t ' es W 'I THE GRISE FUNERAL "Insist on Darcy's Pies" HOME 119 MAIN STREET CHICOPEE FALLS Phone 138 l Compliments of HAEEY FUNERAL SERVICE Serving Springfield and Vicinity Compliments of JOHN P. DQWLING 225 High Street Holyoke, Mass. FRANCIS I. HAFEY, Funeral Director A HAMPDENELY CO. THE ELY LUMBER COMPANY Friedrich Company I Sheet Metal Works HOLYOKE' MASS' 5 HAMPDEN LUMBER COMPANY Holyoke Mass 5 SPRINGFIELD. MASS. , . I Lumber Merchants and Woodworkers l 172 Compliments of Hastings Stationery Store Z Center Street, Chicopee, Mass. JANIS BAKE SHOPPE 129 Springfield Street Chicopee, Mass. Tel. 167 Entertain at HOTEL NORTHAMPTON W1GOlN'S OLD TAVERN Excellent Food Popular Prices Let Us Serve Your Banquets and Dinners Telephone 3-100 ROGER SMITH HOTEL HoLYoKE, MASS. H. A. OWENS Manager JOHN S. KEOHANE 1147 Tremont Street Boston, Mass. Representing ITALIAN VINEYARD COMPANY CALIFORNIA W. C. KOSIOREK Florist 500 Front Street Chicopee, Mass Compliments of HOTEL WENDELL Pittsfield, Mass. McAuslan SL Wakelin Co. Holyoke's Great Department Store -Always Reliable -Reliable Always High, Dwight and Maple Streets McClynn SL Q'Neil Optometrists and Opticians Bookstore Building 1383 Main Street Springfield, Mass. Arthur Marcil 290 High Street Holyoke, Mass Millinery Dresses Coats Hosiery john D. 0'Connor Compliments of T. P. Sampson Co. 730 State Street Springfield, Mass. Compliments of lohn B. Shea Holyoke Chicopee Falls Springfield T. F. Sheehan FLORIST 136 State Street Springfield, Mass. Riel Hardware and Mill Supply Leo J Simard 129 Dwight Street Springfield, Massachusetts Jeweler 54 Suffolk Street Holyoke, Mass. Compliments of Telephone 3-0151 Springfield Civil Service Fred Weake, Inc. SL Commercial School Commmfm Plain and Decorative Plastering 1123 Main Street Springfield Tel. 2-8416 4 293 Bridge Street Springfield, Mass. l Q Youthful Compliments of , , , l Feminine Fashions The Springfield Sugar and 1 Products Company WEEKS 1341 Main Street 1 Springfield, Mass. 1 Compliments of l D' C' SVTCQUSV SL SOP 1 Harry H. Lane Company Qua ity Furniture l Wholesale Confectioners at lowest prices l Spfingfleldi Mass. y Springfield Massachusetts FoR DISTINCTIVE BEAUTY sERvicE Compliments of CALL V B S 1 Windsor Lunch Ggue eauty a On EDWARD FONTAINE. Prop. Phone 1030 , LOUISE SURPRENANT ANTOINETTE CORMIER 497 Springfield St. Chicopee, Mass. 250 Maple Street Holyoke, Mass. - 175 Young SL Young Church Goods and Religious Articles Greeting Cards - Novelties - Gifts 203 'Worthington St. Springfield, Mass. Charles E. Drapeau Holyoke, Mass. Alfred E. Dunlop FLORIST 62 Grape Street Chicopee Compliments of Belkins Studio Holyoke Mass. Compliments of Engstrom's Pharmacy Pittsfield, Mass. Blue f Checker Cab Co. Holyoke, Mass. Dial 6444 Dial We go anyulrere Fresh Flowers daily from our own Greenhouses GALLIVAN BROTHERS 192 High St., Holyoke City Tire Company Compliments Of y U. S. TIRES Telephone 7-1419 Samuel Gamble 218 Dwight Street Springfield, Mass. 499 Springfield Street The 'Curley Drug Shop FRANK c. CURLEY. Reg. Pharm. Prescription Druggists Cor. SUFFOLK and CHESTNUT STS. HOLYOKE, MASS. Compliments of Allister S. Graham COAL and COKE Easthampton, Mass. Curran Brothers John E. Granfield SL Sons PHARMACISTS Real Estate and lnSu'ranCe 466 Main Street Holyoke, Mass. 60 Springfleld Street, Chiwpee, Mass- Cor. Sargeant Street E. H. MANNING, Reg. Phar. ARTHUR I. WILLIAM T Compliments of james J. Dowd SL Son Insurance Holyoke, Mass. John E. Griflin Co. 26 Hampden Street 176 Compliments of McLean Brothers, Inc. HOLYOKE'S LEADING FURNITURE STORE GUim0nd,5 Drug Store l High SITES! Telephone 7349 X SEVEN ELOORS OE D. l- Hebert, Proprietor FURNITURE, CARPETS and RANGES Compliments of Telephone 3-3400 ' E. 1. Maloney Highland Laundry Athletic ouifaiief Holyoke, Mass. 349 Dwight Street Springfield, Mass. I C or S 7 Compliments of Compliments of i . . , l . Mirkin S Ideal Cleaning Service I"IOlYOlC6 CIIIY Market 2869 Main Street k Springfield, Mass. , Mitchell's Filling Station Compliments of l 'tSer1'ice with a Conscience" Holyoke Secretarial College I 437 Springfield Street i Tel. 8094 me LLL so LL- y L, , Compliments of ChE.EilS2illlQm,lS1ng MCGGIO Two sronrs l Candies, Cigars, Light Lunches 1-117 M ' S Ch' F ll , M . ' ' 2-whiiealrfidtgfifinei Ave. '2ifliSgii1S, M222 105 Mm Street M ,319 Chlwpee P3115 Raymond Lalileur Compliments of GREETING CARDS PICTURE FRAMING RTI r - HARDWIERRES Sifiiws wftiAil?Ei5RY GLASS MO1'1U,S Market ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES l 246 Exchange Street Chicopee, Mass. Chlcopee' Mass' I., A P I D E S Compliments of l - D - T 'l - F ' . C eaners yers an ors urners M0rr1S Fur Storage CO., Inc, Phone 63 . 633 Springfield Street 584 State Street Springfield, Mass. Dr. Frank W. Larrow Compliments Of Optometrist S . A . O R Z E K phone 12 Vernon St. COAL and OIL 3-4185 Springfield CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 177 Compliments of Russell Funeral Home 933 State Street Springfield, Mass. Compliments of Russet Potato Chip Company Fairview, Mass. Service Typewriter Exchange " Holyoke's Typewriter Headquarters" Dial 6828 392 HIGH STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. Compliments of William H. Flood Compliments of Walter M. Shea Attorney at Law Chicopee Falls, Mass. Thrifty Market Meats, Fruits, Groceries, Vegetables 19 Sheridan Street Chicopee, Mass. Tel. 1191 Compliments of Vic's Fashion Shop 32 COTTAGE ST. - EASTHAMPTON, MASS. National Library Bindery Co. WEST SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS Bibles and Prayerbooks Beautifully Bound Tel. Qfggfggg 51 REVERE STREET P. J. D'ConneIl, Inc. Moving - Packing - Storage SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Agents: UNITED VAN LINES, Inc. Compliments of Conklin Office GL School Supply Co. 362 WORTHINGTON STREET SPRINGFIELD Shop at either store Kane Furniture Company HOLYOKE SPRINGFIELD Raleigh GL Rooney Schermerhorn Fish Co., Inc. Ru s Ca t L'n leum SPRINGFIELD g 'pe S ' ' 0 HOLYOKE WESTFIELD 23 LYMAN STREET 3-9 5 4 7 Largest Seafood Dealers in Western Massachusetts prfbkmlg tcmnzfv-Cgjnyfavfkzy 0. - J Tuff We Square "YOUR-STOl2Y'lN PICTURE'LEAVES-NOTHING-UNTOLD' ESTABLISHED l89'2 l L 3 Complfmfnfs of Wllite SL Crowley, Inc. DEALERS me Charles V. Ryan Plumbing and Heating Supplies D . Tugglst 32 Emery Street 1834 Main Street SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of Compliments of Foley Paper Cgmpany l New England Stores INCORPORATED DISTRIBUTORS OF . . . N d C11 Cl b 4 BIIDIC Avenue Sprmgfield, Mass. l esco an ee u Food Products 179 33-GQ COLLEGE OE OUR LADY OF THE ELMS CHICQPEE, MASSACHUSETTS , 6905813 f -'555 V?- f S? 7709433-Seq fe' ga t f S 'S X I . A fr, "Wi ,I A 9 , Q W7 ,m ' X 15 fl 'JM ':w J X Q9 ! 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