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THF MOST REVFRFHDtTHNMAL MARY 0WLEAWEgjQ,L,
Bishop of Sprihgfie1d,'EQmhdhPt5hd "1Q President
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College af 0mF.iQQy QE the Elms
T0 you, Excellency, we dediQhte,thih ESQhhhQgQhhhhhhksiQhtQhtf
spoken picture of the change that has GUM? EQ'EhE Wgfld EHQ'5QtGQ?
world--Our Lady of the Elmsh -Yoh, mare than any gf ws, Fghlihg the
impact with which we have some up aghirhthwQr1d,ghhhl mhh At.hhh
time, they seemed remote-Qthh fa? Gigtami Eh?-Qhhwthhsiderhtihh QF
attentihn. Yet, tQday we must hhhhshthtlhgly fate EMS fhht Qi QUE
entrance into this delughfgthe SEGQHQ Whhlh Whrh
Excellency, we have our fehtsfewhai mhwhhf misgivings hhhhhrhihg
the future. However, despite hh? seemingly tiwuded Wigigm, t ara Pei
mains a stilleflutterihg light? tThPhhgh these fhhr years at Qu? Lady
of the Elms, the light af faith has been hhhmihghewe have pmt our hamhs
into its cleansing firegfwe have QQMQHE the f1hhh,5th SAFE? further one
ward. our land and people heed faiih EQ WQFM them in this chill mf
devastation. God grant we maY'impaTE QMf'fiiEh th them!
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The culmination of the memories of four years usually results
in a Year Book ---- the most representative part of the Senior Year.
Cften it is regarded as a link between the days of present and past.
However,the Class of '42 has met with an unexpected obstacle. we
are entering our first year of a war that has struck us with blind-
ing and bewildering force. We have been required to abandon many
of the traditions closest to our hearts,and our Annual Elmata falls
naturally into this category. Never-the-less,we have something to
leave our college,and future oolligiennes. In the following pages
we leave a pictorial and literary record of these years at our
College of Our Lady of the Elms.
A few months ago,before we realized that this project must be
put aside,we had already planned on a foreword. The familiar phrase,
Hwhere are the snows of yesteryear?N had seemed fitting to express
the experiences of our college days--N-our snows of yesteryear.
But now,far from comparative peace and contentment,we are not
satisfied merely with looking backwards. Yes,we want to see the
results of these four years in retrospection ---- but we also want to
see beyond these years,for we want to envision a future dedicated
onee again to shining ideals. And so we leave this Pseudo-Year Book
to the young women who will follow us,as a memorial to our War days.
we leave the hope that this generation may see good will restored
to God's peoplegthat men may find themselves in truth and honestyg
that we may regain the courage which has been lost in a haze of fem,
burnish it to a blazing splendor and pass it on,as a thing of beauty,
And here is our background. we
are proud of its strength of architecture
---its expanse of lawh--- its simplicity
of style. Uifficult though it may be
to reflect an atti3ude,we will have
succeeded if have caught a hit of the
college spirit ix viewing our attempts
to reveal the significant points ox
EDD col1e4e atmosphere. We waht you to
see those places to which we have
become so attached---that favorite
spot in tFe library---the walk to the
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Madonna and fhe Tower-Scene af fhe College of Our L.a.r5 v Hue Elms,
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Stay as sweet es you are. Those
a re the first words to come to our
minds,for you have some to us as
fresh as dew. This is your first taste
of college life and it is all very n
new a nd confusing right now. But soon
everything Gill begin to unravel and
the light will come. when it does
we pray it brings an insight to your
precious heritage--- a catholic
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You are very efficient young
women indeed. You must have caught
the gray old seniors looking at you
out of the corner of our eyes,wonder-
ing where you got all your vim and
vigor. Seriously,we are proud of you.
Never have you let our College down
and never have you disappointed your
HBi5 Sistersu. We are looking forward
to your Senior dafs--we expect mighty I
things from the glass of '4b.
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You are nearly ready for the cap
and gown and no one can deny that you
will wear them with dash and conviction
And we are ready to place them into
your hands because we have assurance
from past experience that you,too,
have the same pride in our College--in
her ideals---in her future. Keep the
light burning bright1y,Juniorsgthat
light of Faith and Knowledge that was
placed in our hands four short years
gay we become a bit personal and
tell a secret? We were very green
freshmengin Fact we pride ourselves
in being the last of' these "Bright-
Hued" people. Tiut that belongs to the
snows of yesteryear. What about today?
We hope we are very nice,young,Catholic
ladies,w1th a past---to be proud ofg
with a future---rich in all the
wonderful things College Seniors
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Decidedly bloand--blue eyes--lovely in pastel
looks like a bit of heaven in baby-blue--
enthousiastic history major--upset when its
her turn to teach--femininity personified--
versatality is her keyword--knitting,tennis,
basketball--dramatics form an important part
of her life--watch her when they play"S'L'-HI'
Dust"--authority in the field of pnoto5I'h9hY"
better than average in the lan5ua5es--
' bewitching smile-- we S66 H Sunny 9935 for
Mary Ellen Dowling
Maria Elena--definite capacity for
organization--deep understanding of situations
and personalities--pronounced preference for
black coffee--versatile and dependable--
excellent prose or poetry as the occasion
demands--editor of Elmata--president of French
and Dramatic Clubs--that super-smooth appearance
mental,but nice--oh,so much to do--clever with
colors and clips--the extreme extremist--so T
much French--I'll never learn these Spanish
idioms--our eccentric--typically college.
Little girl, with a bit of the imp
in her- always willing to oblige wihh l
her piano-playing-we've yet to meet
her when she's been really warm- defitely
does not want to teach-has added much
to our English and History classes-- H
determination one of her outstandin? '
characteristics- unbelievable amount
of enercy for such a little person-
positive in her opiniors--the HPuokn
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Our cheerful,chatty Dottie who always has
a good word for everyone--wears plaids and
more plaids--a potential Sonja Henie--witty
through and through--does a job thoroughly--
diligent collector of unique lapel pins and
souvenirs of all Elms events--loves her major,
Biology--dislikes hot weather,reason?--no
skating--has her ideas on life well formed--
natura lly!--of course! --seldom seen off
campus without her hat--make way for Dottie,
a miss with a future.
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One of our claims to beauty--hits a high
3 note in generosity--laughs till she cries and
H so does everyone else--what would Spanish
V Minor do without her?--such a smile--a swing
4 advocate--the pride of the Glee Club,Oup
talented director---hates anything false--not
much of an exaggeration to say that everyone
loves her,and we don't confine the statement
1 to the weaker sex--briefly,in the words of a
distinguished member of the faculty,nWhat
If Muriel does it,it will be done-- a true
and faithful friend--a diligent interest in
studies and outside activities--subtle humor--
a persistent thoroughness in all she does--
our efficient Prefect of the Sodality--excellent
in all sports with the anphasis on swimming
and tennis--at home in either Biology or Chem
lab--cannot make up her mind between them--
forceful debator and loves a good argument-- f
ever ready to join in the fun--hobby is '
defending theysize of East Hampton--if you go ,
al ng the same3fl1nes,Muriel,we will see you at.
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approval--breakfast EabTgstlw1th Janevs
supporter Qf the Bprkshi S Gepep--staunch
-- Thatvll b ' an 9'-true t
gicg-pfexy for four YeZp3?vnSUnday afternognn
9 mS --History ma-' , ' QOCKetful of
body Seen the Eagleggf-ggd Dregldioeq--Many,
again so smooth--amazin metimes alittle girl
belgved for her feminin?t moe? OI relatives-I
Jane---when Irish eyeg arg,iZiT?gh a part of
o x 3.
Kay--our efficient Class Presioent--noney
colored hair--delights in new clothes-exnittlng
and sewing keep her fingers busy--oerlect ooise
on every occasion--not built for seriousness--
contagions gig5le,dan5erous in a crowaeo study
hall--extraordinary sense of humor--loves
sweets--reliable--decided flair for languages--
no need to wrrv about Kay's future--her goise
and intelligence will see her to a high ginnacl
of sucoess-- a real Elmite.
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-Nothing fazes Mary--always on the go--nLet's
eatu--nLet's set a deadlineu--quick and
business-like--inspires confidence--HOh,how I
hate to get up in the morningn--just about
makes it whether it is the bus or a class--
gives the impression that everything and
everyone in the world is important--hates to
Mary Rita Larkin
Definitely a classical young woman--Latin
Major and loves it---the very soul of kindness--
an enemy of cornbread--making strides as a
teacher--laughs hysterically while her neighbors
harmonize at midnight--gave herself a feather-
cut,and so becoming--knows how to work--always
willing and able---a great movie fan--an
exponent of practical religion--the cafeteria
depends on her--you can always count on
Mary as a lasting friend.
be told to hurry--Hgoing to the caf?n--
sparkling vivacity--competent tennis 9layer-- Q
a newshound for the Telegram--a good permission
getter--full of vim and vigor and a grand
friend to everyone.
' Mary Grace Manning
A flarefor friendship--a passion for thought
fulness--genuine sincerity--ouiet charm--her
hobbies include traveling,photograph and th
Berkshires--good books--good music--looks for
f --H 1 1
un Just one more plcture'--would like to
avoid philosophy--pet hab1t,smiling--faithful
to her album and scrapbook--adds new zest to
the lives of others by her memory for Hlittle
thingsn--ea5er--ardent supforter of the Wlms--
the memory of the years spent at Our Lady of thei
Elms will always include Mary--tall--sweet--1
Brilliant,gay,versatile--someone you would
love to know--a major in Biology and a master
in her field--efficient and conscientious--
outs a great deal into life--delightfully
' range of interests
at Fordham- 1
impulsive--possesses a broad
advocate of sw1mming,scating
delights in poetry,music and
favorite top1c,summer school
earnest about life's problems--thoughtful,
sincere,and understanding--the future looks
bright and shining for Aline.
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HL11N sees the bright side---frankness is
her foreword--natural go-getter--wonderful
memory--hates mayonnaise and mustard--sticks
to the job--fine sense of humor--always there
with the helping hand--a certain friendly
casualness--bubbles over when she is happy--
wavy hair--extremely neat--another avid
Science major--punctual,poised and pleasant--
ability to mimic--fine listener which makes
her in demand--knows how to divide the time
between work and play--the years that come
will still find Lilian as merry as she is now
n ' Lois Joan Murphy I l
MUPPh"-always happy,always carefree--
inimitable humor--a mimic at heart--would look
well in burlap--good-natured and obliging in
the extreme--makes strenuous efforts to be on '
time--charming,sweet and beautiful--a dance
fiend--likes to write--mischievous grace and
grinusmiling eyes--myriads of friends
wherever shegoes--a personality we won't forget- f
we can see many more carefree da s b d th '
diploma for Joan. Y eyon e g
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, f our prized annex--s nc u '
Self ggzliztic--nails suddenly developea in
gn ioZmlear--individual--seldom worries--love?
sign--competent Elmata Dance Chairman--3 ,. '
schedule that would terrifl' most of ufneasy
m --definite Opinions OH eVef'Ythin5"nO '
ig21g?I'1S about the bush with mary Janencordia'
and refreshingly frank--H srand aqd Enviggif-
family and she is so very groud of t em
quite a reader in an unpretantious way--Keep
blazing the trail MarY Jane'
K IRMA PADILLA
3 That endless stream of admirers---her contagious
H laughter and her Ipana smile---vivid is the word for
5 her personality---definitely idealistic---noted for
Q her nails---very satisfying to the story-teller
L for she invariably laughs---striking in cap and gown
4 She is the only Senior of whom the '45'ers were
, really afraid during Freshman week---dancing is as
X natural as walking to her---nDid anyone call me
Q this morning?H---Viola-a-a!---a rabid movie fan---
I always has her work done before study---airmails
H on Tuesday and Fridays---faced with the intriguing
l pioigift of a Nflyingutrip home,come May 25. Hasta
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Golden-haired and golden-voiced Mary--
sparkling personality and a wealth of pep--
is equally at ease discussing home economy cr
the deepest phases of philosophy--never wastes
a minute--definite plans for the future--ask
her about HMy Reverien--our seamstress superb-
behind her prettiness are definite ideas and
just try to change them--Mary is in the midst
of every HBull sessionn--ardent brench major--
sensitive--a dependable modern miss--her
5 laughter chases the blues away--a QTY wit--
Mary will be true to Elms' ideals.
f A penny for your thoughts,Elinor--pensive -- 1
tall and willowy--long blonde hair plus a naive 3
expression--a charm all her own--cannot be Q
persuaded to chage her mind--frankness is her l
forte--her manner invites confidence--hates
flattery,long finger nails and music--loves
clothes,informal chats and secrets--has a
knck for getting along well with people-- 9
a sly and subtle sense of humor--our Junior u
Prom chairman--may life be as Kind to you
as you are to your many friends. l
ANN G. STONE
nShe's in labn ---- such beautiful eyes---third of
her clan at the Elms---usually knows what she is 2
talking about---she Uread a book on itn---logical f"
conclusions---strencth of her convictions---our
authoritv on good food and the weather---UDr.Smith ,
saysn ---- nI'm Americana ---- most at home with a test
tube in her hand---serious exterior,mirthful interior,
nDynam1te Annu---songs continually on her lips--- g
independent---athleticilly inclined---always saving 2
for the scrapbook none of us has ever seen,or ever X
w1ll,we fear---afraid of neither man nor beast--and
we love you for it.
A ' Annette Sullivan X
q Our red-head Annette- One minute a
2 student, the next a glamour girl--
R Annette's lovely voice, sparkling wit and
I conversation have endeared her to every
4 'sb one of us--her reaoy lanfhter makes her
always welcome--possesses allthe essentials
Q of an evenly balanced personality wmich f-.
Q will make any task appear easy--certain to be
WI a success-- Good Lick, Ann tte
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Brilliant is the word for Mary--an authority
' on all matters literary--a sincere friend--
f . excellent treasurer of Class and Sodal1ty--
Q 2 keenly interested in new hair-cuts--glows with
w 1 ul! v delight at the sight of snow--old novels ,
Q Q! K X - fascinate her--our Valedictorian--idles her
V ' 'X spare moments sketching--ready with a witty
Q X answer--radiant smile--unlimited capacityfor
3 . XX making friends and that is her hobby--in a
5 E word,iv1ary is a savant.
Alice Van Keuren ng
Petite with beautiful blue eyes--our offering 1
to the world of music--dancing constitutes her ff
1ife,her love and her all--most wonderful
disposition imaginable which accounts for her J
many friends--capable Art director of Elmata-- l W
generous and untiring in her role as a chauffeur- Q
language advocate--French,Spanish and German--
a passion for chunky bracelets--excited about
sports--Yale fan--troubles never seem to
darken her way--George and his letters--here's
to a carefree life which you so well deserve.
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A member of the intelligentia--understanding
to the nth degree--friend to all--History .
enthousiast---what will you do if you cannot
teach,Kay?--very expressive hands,despite her l '
oersonal opinion of them--complexion borrowed 1 w
from a Ponds ad--lights flash when she smiles-
literary and intelligent about it7-a matnh ,
collector--very deep,more than anyone Knows-- '
thinks she is lazy--cannot bear deceit--God's A
best to one who thinks beyond herself. X
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Beautiful brown eyes,expressive of NFrannie
sincere,loyal,and sweet---a good student--
thorough in enjoyment and in work--truly
loves English and Spanish--pet aversions,
political speeches and rainy weather--breat
I movie fan--faithful to her scrapbook--modest-
Q never hasty to offer her opinion unless
t asked--enjoys people--true friend--an
attentive listensr and an ardent letter-
writer with a host of correspondents--her
. specialty,clubs--we have no fears for you.
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Cap and Gown Exercises at Elms College
tlienulilit-an Staff Photol
At the cap and gown exercises of the senior class of Our Lady of the Elms college, tfhicopee, yesterday
Upper picture: Bishop Thomas M. 0'Leary Cat extreme leftl and members of the clergy in the pro-
cession to the chapel for the exercises. Lower: Undergraduates and seniors in the procession.
REV J. F. DUSTON
j rr rims COLLEGE
i esuit Priest Stresses lnipor-1
t lance of Catholic College
i Education Under World
Conditions lf,XlSllllg Today
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liiiwnivs, 'Vliv ,Qirlx ui' tht- sonitii f-l.i::x
lui the r-tillf-:+A xxtirr- noi-Q .trial 'ltvlhllei
tffvi' thr- Grrll tiniw ye-Xtfitiizit .intl
'lTt'Iltlt"tl tliv 5r1'm'f'r'r'iivli ftwnii the liiioiwil
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V-'lin sol:-inn liciiif-tlzvticiii ul tht' lnewetl
sun-i'ri1noiit zriven lip Bishop 'I'hovn:m
Al. 0'l.eni'y, assisted lu' IKM' Di' .lohn
Il. Rocniey, Vewtor of the votlesre, Rev
Di' Jereynizih I". Sheehnn anfl Rev
George- A. Shea. both nienihers ot' t
faculty .X reception was given the
seniors in the liberal arts bniltlinsr.
Miss Rim Noonan of Great Bzxrrington
was general ohriirinnn and was ns:-
Histed hy ineinhors ot' the junior claws.
Sprliieileltl tllrls ln Claw
Sni'ine'field young' wmnen who '
veivwl mn :ind Con n are: Miss Rl
f"1t1Q'l1l.Ui -it' l2T lYomisifle teimn-w.
Mies t'ntl1f-riiie Kr-ily fit' SN Fliniwl-
qi-vet, bliss Annette- Sullixrin of SHR
XYcn'tliiiigioii stir-et :intl Miss Alai
'llntile ot' 'tl t"1'oxx'ii street.
l'1IllllI'l' Iliiwtvin wiitl iii pnrti "HM
4lllQ'0l'0lY t't1ll2,'l'tIllll:llP them :intl li-me
they nixiy f-njoj., in flllltlfl lllt'1lSlll'0.
'the liziniviiioss ot' nhivh tntI.iy'f1 nore-
inony is the r-mise. bnt, hr-nezith t
joy nnl uniety whit-h riglitly :rttnrflifw
to sur-h nvlir-ist-Q :is these, th
IQ-Hinds n note ot' seriousness, niiiui-
Qltll1Pl'l hy the hewildereil nonclition of
rhe motlern world: hy the firm that
'this is Il Uxitlmlie volleae :ind today is
ltho feast ot' t"hriSt. the King.
"In these f'll'Plllllil2lIlCPS. invostitnre
in t-ap :ind gown takes on something
viinre than its trfulitional sixiiiflmiive,
lt. if: somethin!! more than the ni
enrolnwiit ot' Il axroun of yonneq won
in the iqinlm of le-m'nin2 :ind Qt'liol:ii'-
lship. In the Fntholir- 1-oltefze :intl
ffsiivrinlly in the-Se days ot' tin-n
:intl lll1l'PSl, CHI' :intl Skiwii l76lt'UlllP 8.
ll'llll1ttl'l1l tifSl1PCl:ll Sei-vii-e in the arniv
nl' t'hri.:t the Kina' :intl the school
Sf-lt hoc-oinos in ii very rezfl sonw :1
spiritual. riiilitnry trnininz st li
wliore tefic-liing stuff rind student bt
:ire ijvriinfirily interested ln fleveluiiing.
intellec-tnzil iiowei' to meet the woi'ltl's
ovookerl thinkinfri in inoldinil' will :i
1-li:1i'nf'tei' to r-linltf-iigre the woi'Itl's1
11.40 iflvn of fl'f'CLlUlll and llltIl'2ll
'QI in rlovolopin: friith :intl str.
viniriige to ,tive ridrlorl and mnvh
in-etlecl Sll'F:ll'.l'lll to intellect, rliiirac'
Principal Nm-d in lVorl4l 'l'osl:iy
"Now, :nm-h :is I should like on this
i..5n1is uvvsisitiii to Ollllllllillf-' :ill i
eronve to Iliiliripny wort-'l r'on"itiniiQ
'intl the nmflness whir-h is i':..,iimiit
lFlni'ope and linoc'liinf:', insistr-ntly.
toni' own floor, it t-:rnnot hr- zvqoitl
lfoi' those t-mitlitirins Ill'F" intiniritt
ltietl np with tho pzwr infliionve
orliit-:itil-ii and the one thing in
lliomliift in this yveiqilvxetl :intl t'i'i:hl-
tvnml wort-l is the life pliilfi:4oi'iliy'
lt'hi'ist the liinsx
"lf ieligzifin .iinl the llxflt'lllllL14
religion have lost their intliw-nie
the lives of so niziiiy. it in In-vzii
l . , . . .
itltllltilllilllill lll'9l1Illll0llS 101' mil
lvwziia hftre onthionotl svirin-'e in t
ulnfn nt :ititlnirilftixe religion :w
linvt- taught that tht-.'c ie :i lwpelt-sQ
i-tiiitlit'-t lwtvtf-oii the flw:'ni:is tit' swieinio
anti the fl'l2ll'flN ot' lfiith--to wlii-uh
tnith ninst yield.
lt thot'-'1 ix .1 tlllfg lifitrwl iii t
woi-lil :intl little ol' jiirtit-P :intl 4-lririty.
it' r-omninnisin :ind Nflzlqlll h:ix'e liftt--l
tht'-ii' usglx' liezirls, :it otitis in 6l't't"l'Y-
thins: :sive then lriirc-tl of snnei'n.tt-
tiiwil rvlizion, it is hm-:itise for intiife
than ltltt yours sovuleii- mlm-zttion
'4lNtIlSt'Y1'Ptl tho sovallrtrl philogopliy
'liliE'ifziliSin, uhivli Iiiirl Msiifx, hiinsrllf
,rho father of oonininnisni, lll'0t'llPlfWl
i . . . ,
'would ritstilt in il constantly chinniifn-
line' yroiip or the f'Xll'IlX'll2'Illlllj
tive-:iltlii': fl von :tnntly iiif-if-fiQiiig
teronii or the inipoverisliecl and then
W-Inn hitiedp vlziss t'oiit'lit't an-l no
Fnilir-r Dnston iinln-ld the tr-:whit
fit' the Vzitholic svlm..i,Q :intl Sriitl rl-in
fthe student ll'1llllf'tl in tht- tlitht
.fhool rissninei n pfwition oi' nini-li
liiiiportziiivo in this in-eserit SPl1lPl'IIll
Ile li what is iivetlml mtlny :intl ir: xt
11 iltilizs-r in iti "ol-lafiwliitinc-tl." "infli-
'it--x.il," .mini Hl'02lC'll1ilWZllj'H way.
' ICAN,- SPRINGFIELD, MASS.: OCTOBER 26, 1941
CAPA nc0wN DAY
Fon Buns slzNloRs
Miss Rita Noonan Is Chair-
" manof Group in Charge of
'Special Ceremony at Chico-
. 'pee Today
Miss 5RIta' .Noonan 'of Great Bari
ringron,g-1'Junim- at the ColleiZ0 "l
0111- Lady of 'the Elms, -'is .general
cha.h'm!1n'for the Cap and gown cere-
mony to be held at the college this
afternoon. Members of .the senior
class will receive acadelmjc cap and
gbwn, and iollowigg the investiture
thc seniors, accompanied hy the stu-
dcnt body and ,officiating clergy. will
march in procession from the Liberal
.Xrts building to-the chapel ujherr-
the solemn ccfemony will culminate
in henediction- of the blessed sacra-
Most Rev Thomas M. O'Lem'y, pres--
ident of the college, will preside. He
will be assisted hy Rev Dr John R.
Rooney, 'Rev Dr George A. Slgea and
fi'Txoto by D. J. Hanifanj '
4 . Miss nrm Noomx
Rev Di' Ueigemiah P. Sheehan. Rev
John F. Duston, 'S. J., of Weston
college, will g'-ive theraddress.
The following musical program will
be presented by the a capella choir:
"Piece Sacerdosf' Steffen: "Bent
Cl'03IOl'," Gregorian: "All Praise in
Vhrist the King," Borucchia: "0
Salut:1ris,"Kuntzg "T:1ntum Ergo,"
Gregorian: "Chi-istns Vihcitf' Grego-
rian, and recessionui.
At the conclusion of the chapel
ceremonies. a. .reception will be hold
at the Liberal Arts building for the
seniors and their guests. Miss Norm-
nun will be assisted by Miss Eileen
Kennedy of Chicopee, Miss Alice Kane
of I-Ioiyoke. Miss Mzirgaret .Tierney of
Pittsheld and Miss Katharine Shea of
The following XX'este1'n Massachu-
setts students are among those who
will be honored this afternoon: Miss
Ruth Counhlin of 127 XVo0dside ter-
race, Miss Catherine Kelly of 38
Churchill street, Miss Annette Sul-
livan of 598 Xvorthington street and
AIiss,Mnry Toole of 42 Crown street.
all of this city: Miss 'Mary Shea of
19 Mellen street, Miss Jnan Murphy
of 44 Granfaeld street, Miss Lillian
Morin' of 146 Rimmon avenue and
-.,..,,.. Y 11
Miss Alice Va.nKui-en of 36 Roose-
velt avenue, all ol' Chicohee: Bllgr
Evelyn Downey of 105 Garden street
Miss D01-qtKy Hallein of 992 Memm-ian
avenue' 'and Miss. Frances Vhuori ii
T4 Morton street. all of XX'csLSpi'1n:
fieldi Miss Aline Montcalm of Ill
Pine stireet and Miss Mary Munnin:
nf.1669. Northampton street, hoth Ill'
Holyoke: Miss Muriel Hour-ihun Ht'
Eastharnpton: Miss Mary Ellen
Dowling of 32 Buell street, Miss Jnlm-
Keegan of 9 Orchard street, Miss
Mary Jane .Nesbit of 47 1-'urest plan-1'
and Miss Anne Stone ol' 114 LiVlll'r-TS-
mn avenue, all of Pittsfield: Miss
Mary Larkin of Great B:ll'l'ill1-IUW HW!
Miss Katherine NValsh of North Ad'
fUpperl CAP MID GOWN Ceremony, College of Our
Lady of the Elms, Chicopee. fLeftl Procession of
Seniors. fRighll Rev. John F. Duslon, SJ., WCSIOII
College, preacher, with Most Rev. Bishop O'Leary
presiding, attended by Rev. Dr. Rooney, Vice-Pres.,
and Rev. Dr. Jeremiah P. Sheehan. Chaplain.
OUR LADY OF THE ELMS
THE PART played in the world
today by the Catholic college graduate
was the keynote of the exercises at the
annual three-day Retreat, conducted by
Re erend Peter Dolin, SJ., of St.
Roberr's Hall, Pomfrer, Conn., ar the e -jg j
College of Our Lady of the Elms.
Desirous of inculcating in its stu- ff L!
dents the necessity of "seeking first the h ji
Kingdom of God," the Elms, in con- 'E' "1
formity with the custom of all Catholic 'Af 33
colleges, sees in the spiritual Retreat a
vital means to the attainment of this
end. In his conferences, Father Dolin , v e E c
discussed many of the problems which -I i fi K4 ,
confro t the modern girl and pointed
out to them their responsibi ities in
meeting these problems in an intelli-
gent and truly Catholic way. Both resi-
dent and non-resident students par-
ticipated in the Retreat exercises.
THE CHAPEL was the sce e of an
impressive ceremony when, on Octo-
ber 26, the seniors donned the academic
cap and gown, in the Dresence of a
large number of relatives and friends.
Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Le-ary,
Bishop of rhe Springfield Diocese and
president of the College, presided at
the Solemn Benedicrion. He was assist-
ed by Reverend Doctor john R.
Rooney, vice-president, and Reverend
Doctor jercmmh Sheehan, professor of
religion. Reverend Doctor George A.
Shea was the master of ceremonies.
The addre s was delivered by Rev-
erend john F. Duston, SJ., of Weston
College. Father Dusron emphasized the
significance of the cap and gown and
the contributions made by Catholic
education. In a stirring appeal, he urged
the students to carry on the work of
their predecessors and to strive to drive -
back the forces of materialism which
confront them on every side by 11 con- 5
sistenr use of the spiritual weapons at E
, f'.. . r
4 .5 Q .' .
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LD, MASS.: SATURDAY
EVENING, NOVEMBER 15, 1941
. Chosen Editors of Elms Yearbook
,W . f
Two local girls are members of the editorial staff of The Elmata, senior yearbook at Our Lady of the
Elms college in Chicopee. Seated, left to right: Miss Alice Vanlieuren of Chicopee, art editor: Miss Ruth
, Coughlin of this city, Miss Mary Shea of Chicopee, and Miss Mary Toole of this city, associate editors.
Standing, same order: Miss Katherine Walsh of Nor th Adams, associate editor, Miss Mary Ellen Dowling
' of Pittsfield, editor-in-chief, and Miss Aline Montcalm of Holyoke, business manager.
I L is L g E hereby agrees to take a Q page
advertisement in the ELMATA of the COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS,
and will pay the sum of g g ,Q g Dollars
FULL PAGE . . . 525.00
HALF PAGE . . . 15.00 Signed A
QUARTER PAGE . 10.00
EIGHTH PAGE . . 5.00 Address ui. 1 1 L L
. Collefse of OUR' Lady of the EIIIIS. Clwicopee, Mass
E , gi i i .gg 1
I ' 1
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mt ct tomoititow
T0 AID 'ELMATA7
Senior Class of Our-Lacly oil
the Elms College Will Raise
Funds for Support of Year-l
The senior class at the College of'
Clur Lady of the Elms at Chicopee
will hold its annual "i-3ltnata" dance
tomorrow night from 9 until midniglttl
in the college aymnasitttn. Proceeds
is general chairman ol the affair, and
is being' assisted by the following
committee t-hairtnen: Rcftieshtnetitsy
Miss .loan Murphy of Chicopec: tit-k-l
ets. Miss Lillian Morin of tJhiconee:l
music. Miss Alice Yan Kc-uren oft
Uhicopee: decorations, Miss- 'Ruth'
cougniin or tins ent-1 pttintt-ity, nnssl
Mary M. Learv of Worcester.
Miss Coughlm announces that tho,
gymnasium will he converted into ill
football stadium for the event. Goal.
posts will mark off the "field." anti'
football regalia will form an informal
background with colletre banners.
Dance programs will be in the shane
of footballs, Vlfendell Bradway and
his orchestra. will furnish music for
the affair. Refreshments will be
serred during intermission.
Miss Morin announces thc following,
partial list ofreservations: Miss Mary?
Shanghnessy of Milford with John,
Killoran of Holy Cross oollegeg Mai-vt
Fehilv of Pittsfield, with Frank
the college yearbook,
Jane Neshit of Pittsfield
0'Grttdy of Holy Cross college: He-len,f"g ' ,V
Prentlergast of Pittsfield,with Steplnml
Kennedy of Holy Cross: Mat-joriei
Smith of XVorcester with Ittchartl'
0'Connor ot' Holy Cross: Rita ltotldcnl
of Vl'estficltl, with Richard Dix'6n ofl
St Anselm's college: Grave Foley oft
Holyoke, with Vincent NValsh of lhisg
cityg Doris Gobeille of I-luntington.l
with Roger Menard of Holyoke: Mar-l
garct: Mary Donahue of Not-thfield.l
with Thomas Marley of Holy Crosszi
Esther Lack of Chicopce Falls. withl
Frank Sweeney of Holy Cross: Cen-iliztl
Ogazalek of Cliicopee-Falls, with. Hen-1
ry Kilfoyle of Holy Cross.
Mary Hartylof Barre. with Robert
Kelley of Gardner: Jean llfilliams of
Utica. N. Y., with Michael O'Brien of
Holy Cross: Doris Vtfashington of this
city, with Edward McCormick of this
city: Mary Caughlin of Holyoke. with
Edward McCarthy of this city: Miriam
Malcolm of Indian Orchard, with Vic-
tor Bissionnette of Indian Orchard:
Elizabeth Fuller of Holyoke, with
Kenneth Ladner of VVorcester: YVini-
fi'efl'O'l.eary of l-lolyoke, with 'How-
ard Murphy of Massachusetts Slater
college: Jayne t're:1n of Nortliatnptothf
with Kevin Corley of Massachusettill
State t'olleT1e: 'Lucille Reddinfton- ofl
Pittsfield, with Wlfaltet' Moriarty ot'
Holy Crossg Mar:.aret Saxusville otf'
Bennintrton, with Hobcrt lllhytc. Jr..l
of Bennington: Collettn. McCabe oil:
Lenox, with John Leary of Holy,
tfrossg Violetta Patlillai of Puerto llricol
with Sandy Flynn ot Be-nningtonct
t'ntberine Callahan of NVort'ester with:
Robert Maloney of Holy Crossg Claire?
Fitzpatrick of this city with Harryl
Hills of American International col-1
lege. ' ..
Miss Yvette Brabaut, with Werner
Gaynes of Holy Crossg -Jeanne Wil-
liams of Newport with Arthur iVil-
liams of Newport: Nancy Rodier of
Oxford with Donald Hammond of St
Anselnrsg Lillian Ryan with Edgar
Martel of Holy Crossg Ruth Gonynorg
with Donald Dupre of New Hanipfl
tshireg Marguerite NVhite with Bar-3
ttholomew Ruantt of Holy Cross: Helenl
Mulligan of Uxbridge. with Paul Mt'-t
Guire of St Anselm'sg lvliuy Martin'
of' Wiort-ester, with .lohn Leigh oil
Williams collef2.'eg Shirley Murdock otl
lVVorcester, with Michael Gerringer off
lXVilliams: Miss Joan Murphy of Chic-5
opee, with Herbert Powley of Spring-.
lfieltl college: Miss Mary 'Poole of this'
't-ity, with Etlwartl Lynch of North-
eastern: Frances Grcanoy of Wort-es-,
,tt-r, with Edward Donohue of Har-5
lvartlg Elizabeth O'Brien of Wort-1-stelzt
'with Robert Stone of Broun: Kath-N
oi-ine Kelley of ll'ort-ester, with lhtult
tfahill of Providence college: Ht-ttvl
'Ann Donahue ot' Vlforcester, with Don-
nis Haywortli of Boston t'ollt-ae.
Mary Mahoney of We-i't-r-stt-t', with
'John Donovan of Antorieati interna-
tional college: Dorothy Flynn ot' this
l ' ' ' " ' ' Dowd ol' Dart-
t-tt5, with hdwatd - 1
mouth: Mary Annes Sliot-lian withal
ll-'ohert XVrif"htson of Tufts: .Xlit-cj
Ql'rendcrgastMof Pittsfield, with Clit-
t ford liorrgess of Holy Cross: Hoseittttry
ibonahue ot Pittsfield, with John kit-,Q
tloran of Holy Cross: Dorothy 'Coiiatytu
lot Taunton, with Robert Callahan oftg!
-Xmerican International college: Helen
lDeary with John Barry of Holy Cross!
Mary Granfield of Pittsfield. with
Thomas Deary-of St Anselm's.
Plan Annual 'Elmatcflidnee
The committee planning the annual "Elmata" dance '
ofuouf Lady of the Elms, which will be held lilondaytnighttittgkigg
S0 egevlgymhnastum from 9 to. 12, includes, seated. left to right: ltliss
Jia: Nurgnyf i2fPCh'c0P00i IH Charge of refreshments: Mis, Mary
Ch' es. 0 'ttsidflt general Chairman: Miss Lillian Morin
vaffllisgi In Clglrnge of tickets. Standing. same order, Mins Alicg
urgn. lwnee, music: Mis i 1 -
decorations, and Miss- Mary M. Ijealliltltit' g'liiiigBxxr, '
l W. .... V yung,
Armistice Eve, Night of Formal
it At Collegeof Our Lady
t Of Elms
U Miss MHV5' Jane Neshit of Pittsfield,
' freneral chairman of the Elmata :lance
'to he given Monday night at the
College of Our Lady of the Elms.
Fhit-opee, announces the following!
-partial list of senior rcservationszl
Miss Joan Murphy of Chit-opee with
Herbert Powley of Springfield college:
Miss Alice Van Keuren of Chicopee.
George Vllebtiet' of Sprinflfieltli
Miss Mary M. Leary of Xvorct-sit-r,
with liaynmml Donohue ol' Holt tfwssl
college: Miss Mary Shea of t'hit-opt-of
with Clarent-0 lVilson ol' t'Itit'tipt-tagl
Miss liuth kttlllillllilll ol' Sitriiiglieltll
with Danit-l Sullivan' ol' Sprinmtit-ltlgi
MBS Mary 'futile til' Sitriiitflivltl yyithl
lfltlwartl l.ynt'lt ol' Ntll'llll'3l4lf'l'll: Missl
.lane lit'-t-gan of l'ittsl'it-l-I with I-Itlwartlg
Spa: its ol' M:tss1u'lilist-its Stott- t'tllll'i1l'1
Miss lrttitt l':ttlill:i of l'tlt-rto liivtp
with Josottli llll!l1f'S ol' iloly lV'l'ttSSI
Miss Kaltliowilit- Walsh ol' Not lli
Atlqttiis with ifi'tjtIt-rit-li ilalltti-gin U1
llfflb' VVUSNZ Miss .lun li. Stone till
Pillsfivltl with lfItlo':ti'tl llztly tri' llolt
Cross: Miss Eiltw-it llt-fit-riiaii ol'
lilstt kstonr' with Hott'-,-L tyfgi.i,.,, up
tM:iss:tt'linsetts State vollt-geg Miss
Catherine Kelly ot' Sprintzl'ieltl with
George BlQ'lZfI9l' ol' ,lint-rit'an lntt-r-
lHlll"U?il t't'llP201 Miss Muriel lloiiri-
han olf E:tsthain.pton with l'Itlw4t.4,1
Riley Ht' Boston college: Miss Xlinel
Mont:-alm ot' Holyoke- with I,,irt--ol
l,:trrant't: of Nortlicastern wrillteigt-Lg
Miss Mary hlillllllllfl' ot' Ilolyolto with
lYalter Dinn of Massachusetts Stat:-'
Mr: lfiorllin XV. l--Etonic lkfii olt-tltnll
'uns tt- C
i . sh
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y THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, SPRINGFIELDL MASS.: THURSDAY MAY 21 194
Elmswcqllegei Begins Commencement Week Exercises
A 'Y 7 M 4 I - CRepublican Staff Photosl 1
' " ' "' :"V'leWs'oFBtudent processions to Our Lady's grotto at College of Our Lady of Elms yesterday as pa-
'- 1' troness of college was crowned in annual ceremony.
5 20-Commencement Hourihan was accompanied by MisslDooling of North Adams, Miss Eliaa-l
, L. exercises at the College of Our Katherine Walsh of North .Adamslgigxe Dlffgxitggasfgf 3913232333
4 0f:tl'l9 Elms opened formally
afternoon with ceremonies in
honor ot. the patroness of the col-
Gur Lady of the Elms.
- ,The program began with the pro-
612401101 the student body to Our
vdI'B grotto on the south end of
the 'oa.mpus. Heading the procession
were the officers of the senior class.
At the grotto, the lines separated to
allow the passage through them ot
Miss Muriel 1-Iourihan of Easthamp-
ton, prefect of' the Blessed Virgin
sodality, whd had the honor of crown-
and Miss Ruth Coughlan iof Spring-,Miss Mary Martha Quinlan of Pitts,
Held as maids of honor. ,
The following students. represent-
ing the 'three under classes, were time
attendants: Miss Emelia. Valdivieso,
of Puerto Rico, Miss lXIargarct Tier-I
ney of Pittsfield, Miss Nancy Gor-
.man ol' Cheshire. Miss Katherine
Shea of Springfield, Miss Eileen Ken-
nedy of Chicopee, Miss Helen Sul!i--
van of Springfield. Miss Jean lVil-
liams of Utica. Y., Miss Mary Fe-
hily of Pittsfield, Miss Mary Eliza-h
beth McCarthy of Springfield, Miss:
Ann Clancy of Springfield, Miss Mary?
At the grotto, the Elms girls
pledged themselves anew to the
Queen of Heaven in the beautiful act
of consecration. Joyful hymns in
her honor were then sung and the
procession reformed to proceed to the
chapel where the festivities were
brought to at close with benediction
of the blessed sacrament. Rev Dr
Jeremiah Sheehan, college chaplain,
conducted the chapel services, assist-
ed by Rev Dr George Shea. of the
Lady of the Elms. Miss
Weclnesday, May 20, 8
Tliursclay, .May 21, S
Our Lady of tlle Elms Day
Friday, May 22, 5 P. M.
Saturclay, May 23, M
Sunclay, May 24, 5:30
ollege of Our of the EIIIIS
BHCCZIHIITCHIC ACIJFESS and Benetliction
Monday, May 25, 10 A. M.
Conferring of Gratluation Hoziors lay
.Most Rexferencl Tliomas Mary O,Leary,
Bislxop of Springfield.
. Y 23 1942
DAILY REPUBLICAN, SPRINGFIELD, MASS- MONDAY, MA-- F3
Baccalaureate Sunday at the Elms
gaqpublican Stal! Photosl
- ' ' B laureate Sunday at the Conegf of QM
Lady of the miles: Igzhim 'Hamas M omeary fanning, The lower picture is of the senior class
'the semors f .mug which graduates today.
is sittin mite
SPEAKEKQAT El- W
Service in'1CollEge'Chapcl ls
Followed, ' 5 the Seniors
Rev Francis'-GleuonQ S. J.. of WGS-
ton college, delivgrqi the baccalaureate
sernlon yesterdnilf afternoon to. the
senior class members and their friends
and relatives at the chaipel of Our
Lady of the Elms college- .FMPPF
Gleason sounded a note of warning
and f ou 1' t.
o enc rabetnen
Seated ln the sanctuary were
Bishop Thomas M. 0'Lea.rv. president
of the collegeg Rev DI' John R-
Rooney, vice-president: ,Rev Dr Ge0l'g6
,Shea., head of thefuuosonhv depart-
ment and Rev, ereiniah Sheehan.
professor of religqn Magid college
chaplain. . I '1' .
h , i j , 'rg ooncluded with 4
ibelfleggg ' Q, 'A r. -. fhlessed sacra-
meiit -:gg-.rlgilri aFUli0J"l'5g -
the exe J. '-IFN
the L -1 ' ,nfoli thflfe' '
ception 11 4 2 -nil-fig 'C 'L , r A ff 4
f -pe Hotel 'Highland
in se-wr. cies .eq
ltS dinner par y, ,e last social func
tion the class attendsfwhile In col-
egeullo Nowqand Be Witnesses'
, Father Gleason mia in new "file
5 words of'Dur Blessed LOFC .are -'ooo
ld I: t th e as modern and
g:a:5,?t0sag'ilig agy thrlltlentury' itself.
- . 0v1tHl'as'1s.'er.EE!1'-P'f'?- .
rr. .-.rg 'J' -f '.
' OUR LADY OF THE ELMS Com-
mencement Week exercises began on
Wednesday, May 20, with the presen-
tation of the senior play, a three-act
comedy, entitled Angelica Incorpor-
Our Lady of the Elms Day, devoted
to the honor of Our Lady, Patroness
of the College, was held on May 21.
In the afternoon occurred the grotto
ceremonies, the procession to Our
Lady's shrine and the crowning of her
statue-symbolic of the enshrinement
of the Holy Virgin as Queen of each
May 22, Class Day, witnessed the
formation of the daisy chain, the
planting of the Class of '42 elm tree,
and the reading of the class history,
will, and prophecy. The annual senior
promenade took place in the evening.
Saturday, May 23, was Alumnae
Day. Following the informal reception
by the college of its former students,
the latter assembled for the annual
business meeting. The alumnae ban-
quet and induction of the seniors into
its ranks climaxed the day's events.
The alumnae were fortunate in ob-
taining as speaker of the evening Rev.
James Gillis, C.S.P., editor of the
Catholic World, well known lecturer
and radio speaker.
Baccalaureate Sunday, May 24,
brought the traditional religious cere-
monies. In the afternoon, Solemn Bene-
diction was given by His Excellency,
Thomas M. O'Leary, assisted by the'
Rev. Dr. john R. Rooney, vice presi-
dent of the college, Rev. Dr. George
A. Shea and Rev. Dr. Jeremiah P.
Sheehan, members of the faculty. Rev.
Francis Gleason, SJ., of Weston Col-
lege, preached the baccalaureate ser-
Commencement Day exercises took
place in Veritas Auditorium on Mon-
day, May 25. Degrees were conferred
upon the members of the graduating
class by the Most Reverend Bishop,
Thomas M. O'Leary, president of the
college, who also delivered the Com-
The feature of the exercises was the
awarding of the Via Veritatir Medal to
Mother John Berchmans of the Sisters
of St. joseph. This, the highest testi-
monial the college can give is bestowed
generally upon a Catholic laywoman
who has signally contributed to the
spread of Catholic Truth. The ex-
ception made this year was in recogni-
tion of the golden jubilee of Mother
Berchmans, 'who was highly praised
by the Most Reverend President of the
college, for her sterling religious char-
acter and her eminent contribution to
Catholic education. It was very evident
from the applause of the audience that
the award met with the heartiest ap-
proval of all.
The three students who received the
highest academic honors for their full
college course gave the addresses: Miss
Mary Shea, of Chicopee, the salutatory
and an essay entitled, The Churchk
Miuiomzry Spirilf Miss Aline Mont-
calm, of Holyoke, The Church and
American Citizemhipf and Miss Mary
Toole, of Springfield, the valedictory
and an address, Spainir C ontrihution to
American C ulture.
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BISHOP T0 C0 A FER
' DEGREES AT ELMS
COLLEGE THE 25TH!
and Awards Announced-f
Elms Day is Planned On,
Thursday - .
The College of Our Lady of the
Elms at Chicopee will confer bacca-
laureate degrees at the commence-
ment-day exercises to be held Mon-
day, the 25th, in Veritas auditorium
on the campus. Among the SFOUD to
be honored are 24 New England 51011118
women. The exercises will include thel
salutatory and address, "The church's
missionary spirit," to be Swell DY
Miss Mary Shea of'Chicopee: an ora-
tion entitled, "The churclrs contribu-
tion to American citizenship." I0 be
delivered by Miss Aline Montcalm 'of
Holyoke, and an address and valedrc-
tory, "Spain's contribution to Amerl-i
can culture," to be given by Missy
Mary Toole ot' this city. Bishop.,
Thomas M. O'Lcary, president of the
college, will address the graduating
class and confer the degrees. .
The following academic awards will
be presented: Founder's gold cross of
honor to the student attaining the
highest average in all studies of, the
senior year: the Msgr Conaty medal
to the student in the junior class re-
ceiving the highest average for thc
yea.r: the Msgr Conlin medal to the
sophomore having the highest average
for the year: the Msgr Fagan medal
to the freshman student with the
highest average, and the 0'Connell
Memorial purse to the senior whose
essay was judged bgst in the annual
competitive essay contest.
Preceding graduation the traditional
commencement week exercises will be
held, They will begin Wednesday
night with the presentationot the
senior play. On Thursday, Elms day,
will be observed. This is a day Sen
apart to honor' Our Lady of the Elms,
patroness of the college, the' principal
feature of which is the May-day pro-
cession to the.grotto and the crown-
ing of the Virgins statue. Inlthc
evening a. series of one-act plays will
be staged by members cf the four
classes. , I
The usual class-day program will
take place on Friday with the annual
senior promenade a feature of that
night. Saturday will be alumnae day
with the alumnae dinner and recep-
tion for seniors in the evening. A
.Baccalaureate exercises will take
place next Sunday in the fl college
chapel with Bishop Thomas M. Oiiaeary'
otliciatingg assisted by Rev Dr John, Ft.:
Rooney, vice-president of the, cpllegrql
Rev- Dr George Shea and Rev Dr.
'Jeremiah Sheehan, members of the
faculty. Rev Francis Gleason. S. J., of
Weston college, will deliver the bac-,
calaureate address,,1 and the services
will close with benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament. Special musical
gn-dgrams have been arranged for the
dmaccalaureatejand commencement ' ex-I
ercisest, E ' A' -.
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'Scene at Elms College as Bishop Thomas M. O'Leary presented
.he Via Veritatis Medal to Rev. Mother John Berchmans of the
Sisters of St. Joseph.
7 ia Veritatis Medal Is
Awarded un for Half
Century of Religious Work
Bishop'O'l..eary Makes Presentation to Rev.
MMother John 'Berchmans at Elms Com-,
.mencement q- Awarded Degrees
9 An exception in the award of the Q
Via Veritatis Medal at Elms College
to the Catholic laywoman for out- ,l
standing contribution to the Catholic
truth was made at the commencement
l of the college today when the medal
was presented by Bishop Thomas M.
1 O'Leary to Rev. 'Mother John Berch-
1 mans in testimony of her half century ,
of service as a. sister of St. Joseph. l
:Twenty-four degrees were awarded l
,to members of the graduating class. ,
The exercises were held in Veritas Q
lAuditorium. The commencement
speakers were Miss Mary Tpole,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Toole
of 42 Crown Street, this city: Miss
Mary Shea, daughter of Thomas J..
Shea of 18 Henry Harris Avenue.
Chicopee, and Miss Aline Montcalm,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Mont-
calm of 111 Pine'Street, Holyoke.
for their achievement of the highest
scholastic standings for their four col-
- legiate years.
Bishop O'Leary addressed the grad-
uating body and Rev. Dr. John R.
Rooney, vice-president of the college, '
presented the candidates for degrees.
The three students of the grad- I
uating class elected to membership in
' Via Veritatas
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the Alpha Kappa. Chapter of Delta
EDSUOII Sigma, national scholastic
hvrwr SOCIBIY. are Miss Mary Ellen
Dowling of Pittsfield, Miss Catherine
Kelly Of Springfield and Miss Kath-
erine Walsh of North Adams.
In the election of the candidates
for membership the local chapter fol-
lowed arprocedure in conformity with
the spirit of the national organization,
Selection was made not solely on a
basis of high scholarship but on other
personal qualitidations, traits of char-
acter, extra-curricular activities '-and
worthwhile interests evidenced during
school years. -
Medals were' awarded to the fol-
l0WiY1S' for highest averages in all
Subjects: senior, Mary Toole, Spring-
field: Junior, Dorothy Anne Heffernan
NGWDONS, I.: sophomore, Dorothi
Ellen Savoit, Springfield: freshman
Clfllfe M8-TY. Brunelle, Worcester
Alme Lorenza Montcalm, of Holyoke
won the annual prize essay compe.
Text of Citation
The citation to Rev. Mother John
Berchmans read as follows: '
"Be it known: That the Via Verita-
tls Medal is conferred on Rev. Mother
John Berchmans in testimony: of her
half-century of consecrated service as
a Sister of St. Joseph: of her effgftg
in advancing Catholic principles in
the schools- of the Diocese of Spring--
fleldi of. her self-sacrificing devotion
111 the Pioneer work of building up the
College of Our Lady'of the Elms: of
her 7101219 example in guiding others
to acquire the qualities of true wom-
anhood, consideration for others,
loyalty to duty, fidelity to God.
"The faculty of the Liberal Arts and
Sciences of the College of Our Lady of
the Elms, respectfully request your
Excellency to award the Via 'Veritatis
Medal for 1942 to the Rev. Superior
of the Congregation of the Sisters of
St. Joseph of the diocese of Spring- '
f19id, tl! Rev. Mother John Berch-
A List of Graduates
Degrees were awarded to the fol-
lowing: Ruth Agnes Coughlan, 127
Woodside Terrace, Springfield: Mary
Ellen Dowling, Pittsfield: Evelyn
Irene Downey. 105 Garden street,
West Springfield: Dorothy Anne Hal-
lein, 992 Memorial Avenue, West
Springfield: Eileen Marion Heffernan,
North Smithfield, R. I.: Muriel Mar-
garet Hourihan, Easthampton: Mary
Jane Keegan, Pittsfield: Catherine
Marilyn Kelly, 38 Churchill Avenue,
Springfield: Mary Rita Larkin, Great
Barrington: Mary' Margaret Leary,
Worcester: Mary Grace Manning, 1669
Northampton Street, Holyoke: Aline
Lorenza Montcalm, 111 Pine Street,
Holyoke: Lillian Marie Morin, 146
Rimmon Avenue, Chicopee: Lois Joan
Murphy, 44 Granfield Street, Chicopee'
Mary Jane Nesbit, Pittsfield: Irma
Pilar Padilla, Puerto Rico: Mary El-
eanor Shea, 19 Mellen Street, Chic-
opee: Elinor Olney Somers, 285 Cen-
tral Street, Springfield: Ann Gertrude
Stone, Pittsfield: Annette Ellen Sul
livan, 598 1Vorthington Street: Mar:
Elizabeth Toole, 42 Crown Street
Springfield: Alice Marie VanKeurer
36 Roosevelt Avenue, Chicopee
Katherine Ann Walsh, North Adams
Frances Eleanor Wood, 74 Morto
Street, West Springfield.
A degree was awarded to Sistf
James Mary Foley, SSJ.
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EIEKEQPMNWIELD SITNTDAY UNION AND REPUBLICAN, SPRINGFIELD, MASS.: MAY .24, mg-
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al Elms ,College Reunion ABI Him- Aol
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At the speakers table during banquet of Elms college alumnae annual reunion tonight at the college,
left to right: Miss Marion Kennedy of Holyoke, president of the alumnae associationg Rev Dr .Iohn R.
Rooney, vice-president of the collegeg Miss Margaret Shea of Chicopee, chairman of the reunion, and
Rev James M. Gillis, editor of the Catholic World, the speaker. 1
BANQUET OF ELMS .
ALUMNAE IS HELD
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Delta Epsilon Sigma, Nation-' A
al Scholastic Society,
Grants,Cl1arter to Cliicopee 3
Chicopee, May 23-At the annual 3
reunion banquet of alumnae of the
College of Our Lady of the Elms to- '
night Rev Dr John R. Rooney, vice-
president, announced that Delta Ep- .
silon Sigma. the national scholastic '-
honor society for students and grad- if
uates of Catholic colleges, has grant- f
ed the charter chapter of Alpha Kap- Z
pa. to the local college. ' :
Rev James M. Gillis, editor of the f I
Catholic World. was the main speaker 2
at the banquet which completed an V
afternoon and evening 'of reunion on
the campus. ,
Guests of -honor included, besides
' aforementi I
, ELMS SPEAKER ' A
oned, Rev George
of philosophy, Rev
and Dr Mary
recipient of the
usbie 1 '
1 REV JAMES MJGILLIS
a ld Rev James M. Gillis, nationally-
known speaker of the -Catholic Hour
Baccalaureate Services Be-
gin at 3.30-Commence
ment Exercises Will Be.
Held Tomorrow Morning .
Baccalaureate services at the Col--'
lege ot? Our Lady of the Elms will
no held this am-1-noon at 3.30. Spe-l
cial chapel music has been arranged
'for the ceremony during which sol-
emn benediction will be given with
Bishop Thomas M. O'l,.enry, presi-
dent of the college, officiating.
Rev Dr .Iohn R. Rooney, vice-
president, and Rev Dr Georfre Shea
and Rcv Dr Jeremiah Sheehan of the
facultv will assist the hishop. The
baccalaureate sermon will be preached'
by Rev Francis Gleason, S. J., of
Commencement exercises will take
place tomorrow morning at 10 in
Veritas auditorium. Miss Mary Shea
of Chicopee will give the salutatory
and an address entitled. "The church's
missionary spirit"5 Miss Aline Mont-
calm of Holyoke will deliver an ora-
tion, "The church and American citi-
zenship," and Miss Mary Toole of
Springfield will speak on "Spainfs
contribution to American culture"
and will conclude with the valedic-
A Bishop O'Leary will address the
members of the graduation class and
confer the degrees. Academic awards
will then be presented to the students
attaining the highest scholastic rat-
ing- for the current year and to,the
senior winning the competitive elhay
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1 efj'f1" '?' . . , , ..,..,,V, to- and editor of Catholic Woi'ld, will be
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-'5f"'lR.f,i,z' .': " "if " " 'iv Marr t Shea at the alumnae of the College of Our
Mis' Eileen Fleming 'al Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, Satur-
'. "' "-" Ier day ni 'ht.
Q At the business session in the att--' ms Authgl- of '-False prophets" and
9331909 TSPUNB were read by the local the "The Ten Commandments." he is one
eliqlrmen, -Miss Catherine Reilly ot'
of the two most popular speakers on
igolyake' Miss Mary Deane of Bern" lhis the Catholic Hour. He is a widely-
fhike. Miss Louise Welch of Worce -f 001' quoted Catholic publicist. He has
elf and MISS 30111 DFHEOII of HSJTID- lry travelled widely as chaplain to groups
Shir? GUUHW- -The new chapter at He- attending' international Eucharistic
'Boston was formally voted into mem- in Congresses.
bershlp and a. report received from ,he , e
the president, 'Miss Claire Dugan. l."
...The Publicity committee announced
pgganiza.tion,'ot'a.:15ross bureau at the
,e egg-and f-.the ffoz-ming. ot unden
1 clubs to cooperate' with
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on Rita's set at Columbia. today. This
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Military Decorations V ancli
Grand March Feature' An-
niial Event Held in A College.
The annual senior promenirde of tlie
Events of "Today
College of Our Lady of the Elms ht
Chicvpee was held last night at the Q 4, -ml
college gymnasium. Dol Brissette's AIUHIRB-2 3SS0Ciati0Yl, College
Orchestra. played for dancing from 9 of ou?-I-!5gd5'i of the Elms! ATI'
to 1. Military and patriotic decora.-, nqgl. TCVPIDY! ar!d.banquet'. ad'
tigns in red, white and we were mlmstratlon building, business
used. Miss Mary Leary .of Worcester, meetmg. 4-
general chairman, ands he? esconyi Massachusetts Federation of
Kenneth Breen, led the grand march B u sin es s and Professional
Wglifgl WFS 21111008 the geatuges of the Women's Clubs: 21st annual
a. a . 'avors were lstri uted fo!-' '
lowing the grand march by Miss Mary' '.gc::,1g3lntgggQt,New Oceay house'
Jgnti Nesbit of Pittsdeld, chairmanx Maggachugetts Association of
o vors. . , - .
Other committee chairmen were as . :efgers Hoi fesiults' Annual
follows: Decorations, Miss Mary El, QV HS Q e feraton'
len Dowling of Pittsfield: music, 'Missf 'lr . Wwe gwgnldv Westfield
Alice Van Keuran of Chicopee:-re-, 3550?1at1?m SPITUIS' Tally, Pe'
Ireslupents, Miss Lillian Morin of 9011510 v11La,'F0reSt Park, M155
Chicmeeg tickets. Miss Murie1'Houri- lJulia B Buxton, speakerg 2.15.
han Easthamvton: publicity, Miss l Glas al high school, class
Dcivriothg Hallgin hot. West Springfield. F of 18 3 50th reunion, Old
em ers o t e senior class anu '
their escorts included ,the following: ,HOPSQJQP the Green' Longmead-
Juantnum cougmm of mis Qcny. in a , owgh e , , , is
printed waffle-weave pique 'frock -' "M ' "'i " 'A
corted by Daniel Sullivan of this L 'X
Miss Evelyn Downey of West Snr"-N
field in white net and silver .seq if
with Hubert La1tinvi1leofWest Spr: '
iieldg Miss Dowling in blue and' yi
neg with Francis, Stack of ,Pittsnes '
Miss Morin in red and white cot-
prmt, with Knate Omer Bfkthil.-Cl. 4
Miss Mary Manning ot Holyoke in rg .
and white dotted swiss, wfhh1Walt'
Dlna. of Massachusetts S1sa.te"-golleg-.
Miss Eileen Heffernan' ole Bwkstoue'
in red, dotton tlgureu print, " ' 'fpiyini-" V, it K
gs Casey? lgfttlglglii Crdgizlsfgiiisi' Jdne' ,
eesan 0 i e in s - o, " 'reen G1 nn of rnerican L -
lace and net, with Edwardmris of lege., International col
Masiachlliefis State Gvllegq- 371-V n Aniong the underclassmen pi-esent
Also Miss Katherine Kel!! opt this WHS Miss J0811'Eisenmann with Ed-
city in red and white g1ine'h"crash, W2!l'd.L9-me: Miss Rita. Grover with
with Geoxige Metzeijofh American In- Mfiuflce K9llI16dY:.Miss Alice Carroll
ternational college: Miss Joan'Murphy With James Ci'egat:'Miss Nancy Cor-
of Chicopee inlaqua. marine marqui- man with Edward 0'C0nn0I': Miss
sette trimmed with black, with Robert Clare Donohue With RObel't Henry:
Kelliher of Holy Cross: Miss Van Miss Barbwa, Houlihan with John
Keuran in white silk jersey with mul- 0311631 Miss D0l'0th'y Heffernan with
ticolored striped skiqt, with George R. Robert Degnlin: Miss Katherine
Webber of American International BHVGSIGY with Paul Rooney: Miss
collegeg Miss Leary in white flowered Amie O'C0nnell with Richard Shee-
taffeta, with, Kenneth Breen of 118112 Miss Mary Alice Manning with
Worcester: Miss Mary Shea, of Chico- Alexander Harris, and Miss Betty Ann
pee ,in champaghk net, w1th4'Clarence Quirk With' Andrew Gibson.
AfWilson of Chicopee: - V i- -- " i
And Miss Inna. Padilla of -Puerto I
Rico in pink silk jersey, 'with Thomas
Daley -of' Holyoke: Miss Nesbit- in
mink silk jerley. with William Reilly
of, Holyokeg ,Miss Elinor ,Somers of .
this city in yellow 'sillgjergey with
,gggggg-magnet skirt. escorted' by 'Thomas 1
The annual senior promenade of the
College of Our Lady of the Elms at
Chicopee was held last night at thu
college gymnasium. Dol Brissettes
orchestra played for dancing from 9
to 1. Military and patriotic decora-
tions ln red, white and nine were'
used. Miss Mary Levry of Vvort-ester,
general chairman, and her escort,
Kenneth Breen, lc' the grand niari-Ii
which was a .ionzh he features r-1' the'
affair. Favors .ere dlstrihuteo fol-
lowing the grand. 1 iirch hy Miss Mary'
Jane Nesbit of Pittsfield, CA.i:"f!'I"lIl
Other committee chairmen were as
follows: Decorations, Miss Mary El-
len Dowling of Pittsfield: music, Miss
Alice Van Keuran of Chicopee: re--
freshments, Miss Lillian Morin of'
Chicopee: tickets, Miss Muriel Hourl-
han of Easthamptong publicity, Miss
Dorothy Haliein of VVest Springfield.
Members of the senior class ann
their escorts included the following:
Miss Ruth Coughlin of this city, in a
printed waffle-weave pique from-k, es-
corted by Daniel Sullivan of this city:
Miss Evelyn Downey of West Spring-
field in white net and silver sequins.
with Hubert Latinville of Vvest Spring-
fleldg Miss Dowling in hlue and white
net, with Francis Stack of Pittsfield.
Miss Morin in red and white cotton
print, with Knafe Omer of this city:
Miss Mary Manning of Holyoke in redt
and white dotted swiss, with Walter
Dina. of Massachusetts State college:
Miss Eileen Heffernan of Blackstone
in red cotton figure print, with Fran-
cis Casey of Holy Cross: Miss Jane
Keegan of Pittsfield in sea-foam green
lace and net, with Edward Sparks of
Massachusetts State college.
Also Miss Katherine Kelly of this
city in red and white linen crash.
with George Metzer of American In-
ternational college: Miss Joan Murphy
of Chicopee in aqua marine marqui-
sette trimmed with black, with Robert
Kelliher of Holy Cross: Miss Van
Keui-an in white silk jersey with mul-
ticolored striped skirt, with George R.
VVebbez' of American International
college: Miss Leary in white flowered
taffeta, with Kenneth Breen ol'
Worcester: Miss Mary 'Shea of Chico-
pee in champagne net, with Clarence
Wilson of Chicopee.
And Miss Irma. Padilla of Puerto
Rico in pink silk jersey, with Thomas
Daley of Holyokeg Miss Nesbit in
pink silk jersey, with William Reilly
of Holyoke: Miss Elinor Somers of
this city in yellow silk jersey with
houffant net skirt, escorted by Thomas
Glynn of American International col-
Among the underclassmen present
was Miss Joan Eisenrnann with Ed-
ward Lzxmeg Miss Rita, Grover with
Maurice Kennedy: Miss Alice Carroll
with James Cregat: Miss Nancy Cor-
man with Edward O'Conno1'g Miss
Clare Donohue with Robert Henry:
Miss Barbara Houlihan with John
O'Shea3 Miss Dorothy Heffernan with
Robert Defznan: Miss Katherine
Bardsley with Paul Rooney: Miss
Anne O'Connell with Richard Sher--
han: Miss Mary Alice Manning with
.'klexande1',Hai'ris, and Miss Betty Ann
Quirk with Andrew Gibson.
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Arranging Junior Prom at Elms College
5 Min Mary
if -,,. Min Katherine Walsh
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Miss Cdflllrille Kelly Min Irma Padma
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innyal ,lunior Promenade
Planned at Elms College
Friday Night, February 7
Spirit of Spanish Fiesta to Provide Theme for Color-
ful Decorations in College Gymnasium--Hacienda'
to Be Erected as Setting for Gene Sanders's Or-
chestra Which Will Play for Dancing From 9 to 1
-Miss Elinor Somers, Daughter of Mr and Mrsf
John Somers of Central Street, ls General Chair-,
man-Large Committee Assists in Arrangements'
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MQNG the outstanding social affairs planned at Our Lady of the
Elms college at Chicopee is the annual junior promenade which
will be an event of Friday night, February 7, in the college gym-
nasium. Elaborate decorations have been planned for the event
Ind carrying out the thcmc of a Spanish fiesta, a hacienda will be
erected under the balcony which will be the Setting for Gene Sanders's
orchestra which will play for dancing from 9 until 1. Punch will be
served throughout the evening and refreshments during intermission
I Decorations ln Fiesta Spirit
Figures of Spanish dancing girls
will line the Side walls of the gymna-
sium. These figures are to be made
of various materials appliqued on at
white background. Black Sateen will
furnish the loodices and red cellophanc
made into ruffles will make the bout-
fant skirts. An artificial ceiling, in
keeping with the Spanish theme, will
be erected and the atmosphere will be
further enhanced by a, revolving crys-
,fal ball reflecting various colored
ights., Baloons, confetti and streamers
ivill also be in evidence, and the musi-
cians will. wear sombreros and cum-
merbunds, typical of the Spanish
Miss Elinor Somers, daughter of
Mr and Mrs John Somers of Central
street, this city. has been named gen-
er2,.g-ha.l1'rnan of arrangements for the
af' lr, and Miss Mary Ellen Dowlins'
Qt Pittsfield heads the committee in
charge of decorations. Miss Irma Pa-
dilla, chairman in charge of favors,
and members of her coinmitlec, lznvt-
made an unusual :tml :itil-in-tive s-lla-is
tion of favors, which will llc given our
during the grnntl iiiiirifli, :I high light
of the f'YI'IllIl2'. Pi-og'rnnis xxill lm til'
White vt-l-fur ciiiliossiftl ixilli at ciilorliil
ref! dzuit-ing i'lQlll'C.
The following Clli.lll'llll'll :irc assist-
ing Miss Somers: llvroiuiii-wits, Miss
Dowling of Pittslicltlg music, Miss Ann
J. Stone, drillglitcr of Mr and Mrs
William A. Stone of Pittsfield: rf--
Ireshinents. Miss Mary Shea., daugh-
ter of Mr and Mrs Thomas P. Short
of Chlcopee: publicity, Miss Evelyn
Downey, daughter of Mr and Mrs Wil-
llam P. Downey of West Springiieldt
favors, Miss Padilla, daughter of Mr
and Mrs Julio Padilla of Ponce, Puerto
Rico: programs, Miss Katherine
Walsh, daughter of Mrs 'Thomas
Wmlsli of North Adams: chairman ex-
officiu. Miss Catherine Kelly, flzinghlei-
'if Mr and Mrs .loseiih l'. Ki-lly' of
'. is r-ily.
l'Serving:' on sulit-oiniiiiltcc-s :irc-1 lil'-
fi-csliliif-Iiis, Miss .loan hllll'lllly ol'
Cllicopce. Miss ,Xliliig All-lircatlin til
Holyoke. Miss lilllll lloiiglilnn ol' this
c-iryg favors, Miss l.illi.in Xloriu ol
--Cllitropec. Miss .lane lie-penn ol l'ztts-
field: programs. Bliss Mary Lt-in-5' of
'Worcesteix Miss Alive Vain lil'-urcn
nf C?-liropee: devorzltions, Miss Frann-
rzr-S Wood of YVcst Siirina'fiwlcl, Bliss
.Mary Manning of lliilyoke, Miss.
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Stone, vice-presidentg Mary Noonan, president. Back row, same-order: Mary O'Donnell, treasurer, and
- ,A varied program of sports for the'
homing months has been planned by
the Athletic society at the College of
DUI' Lady of the Elms. The program
5 .announced by the president, Miss
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htis year will be a record one for this
traditional school sport. Captains of
the classes have been elected and
are as follows: Seniors, Miss Helene
Butler, Worcester: juniors, Miss Ruth
Coughlin' Springfield: sopohomores,
Miss Alice Kane, Holyoke: freshmen,
Miss Jean Williams, Utica, N. Y.
Riding' classes have been formed
10311 thosewho enjoy this pastime.
jflfie riding devotees' are making the
these weeks ot' pleasuze be-
, ,ve-severe yve'a.ti1'er .sts in. Sveral
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the,swimmins,,g3,1Lsses yvhich are be-
eek. thus bl'i!1S'i11S' to a. c108B,pU5lQra2iFIhf,c01ldi!cted'U der fhii direction of
eeks of enjoyable recreatiovnfon that
ourts. The basketball -season at the
,allege will open in earnest after the
hanksgiving- recess. Practice has al-
isgrted, and it is expected that
NBsEQCa.therine'Vl Long. This will be
,the chief attraction in the Held or
sports for the next few months, if
the enthusiasm manifested iis any
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A close second in popularity to
basketball at the college is ping
pong. The annual tournament will get
under way after Christmas. To satisfy
the many ,requests for a bowling
twm, the committee has promised to
organize one in ,the near future. All
in all, the season 'promises to be a
busy one and the program is designed
to meet the desires of every group at
Among the local girls active in the
spprts program are JMlss Elinor
White, MissJiCla.lre Fitzpatrick. Miss
Mary McCq,gth ,' Miss' Dorrit Wasli-
ington, Miss 13 ,rib auth, Miss Mar-
guerite 'Adapgj MSS Esther Lach.
Miss Miriam Malcolm. Miss Olga
Mayer, Miss Cecilia, Ogozalek, Miss
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Athletic awards were received hy!
nine seniors, one' junior and one
sophomore at a meeting last night of
the Athletic association of the Collesel
of Our Lady of the Elms. Mss Maryl
0'D-:vnnell ot' West hpringfiel. trea-1
surei' of tfhe clnh and captai of them
senior basketball team, recei'c-ti the?
first award as the winner of 10 points!
for extra-curricular sports. g
Miss Mary Noonan ot' Great Bar-
rington, a seniorg presiclent'of the
association. was awarded second place
with ZL total ot' 95 points. Miss Anne'
Stone of Pittsfield, vice-president. and
captain of the junior basketball tr-am.
scored third place with Xu! points.
Others who received reeognilion for
outstanding activity were the follow-
ing seniors: Miss Helena Butler of
Nvorcester. Miss Irene Cavanaugrh of
Easthampton, Miss Flora Millette nf
Springtielrl, Miss Rita. Mulcahy ol' Pal-
mer. Miss Mary O"Connor4 of Three
Rivers, Miss Catherine Joseph of VVin-
chendon and Miss' Helen Pratt of
Miss Rita. Noonan of Great. Barring-
ton. secretary ol' the Athletic, associa-
tion and captain of the sophomore
team, was the only underclassnialn to
have acquired enough points to earn
an award. The,awa.rds 'were' iade ,by
Miss Katherine Long, instructor ofi
physical education. ' I
In the concluding basketball 'game
ot' the season, the team rep esentiug
the senior class came of! v .toi-ions.
The intramural games s year
brought. the seniors and the sopho-
mores to the titialfplaggoggftlige laniiels
being taken by. the former at a game
in the gymnasium Wednesday eve-
ning' Miss. 'Helena Butler made 50
points. the' highest individual score of
the entire tournament. Miss Lucille
Reddington of ',-Pi-ttsfie1d- and Miss
Margaret Sausville of Bennington, Vt..
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achievement at College of Our Lady of the Elms. Front row, left. to!
Cavanaugh, Mary O'Donneil, Helen Pratt. Rita Noonan. Back row: Rita '
Millette, lary O'Connor, Helena Butler. Absent when picture was taken 1
,was Catherine Joseph.
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The semilinals in the . on:
tournament took place fliii. the
week. Miss Yioletn. lfatlilla ol' 'ni-rto
Rico tletbziteil Miss ltnth Conehlan ol'
Sprinehr-ltl. In the finals, sulieduled for
the first ol' this week. Miss Mary
O'lh-nnt-ll ol' West Springfield will
meet Miss Marion Priinoziu of Green-
fiolil to decide whether the seniors or
the sophoinorr-s excel in this fir-ld.
The liowliii: tournzinient which has,
been in pi'ogress for the past two
months was won by the ieain cap-
taint-fl ln' Miss Mary Noonan, Students
who composed the winninsf team were
Miss Msirfarot Riley, Miss Enir-lla
Yziltlirii-so, Miss Margaret 'l'ieriir-5' and
Miss Rita Noonan. Individual honors
Wt-re capiiired lay Miss Helen Sullivan
nl' Spritig'tiolrll who had the liifrlu-st
arc-rag-e, Miss Shirley Sheridan oi'
Fhicopee. hizh single string :ind Miss
Nancy Gorman of Clieshire, hiuh
double string. Miss Claire Ouiinettffs
team had the highest teani total.
The winter pi-ograin ot' the Athletic
association has been a rarir-tl and
siiei-essful one and has ret-eivefl the
enthusiastic snppoirt of the lUf'llll!t'l'S
of the club. The season will bei
roiinzleil offixith a social and tea to-
morrow when plans will he coinpleterl
for the sprine' at-iivities.
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Science,perhaps,is the most significant single factor in
determining the course of civilization---and especially
civilization as we know it today. Naturally there are many
phases of Science which are unknown to the average layman.
The Monsignor Doyle Science Club provides the opportunity
for these unknown avenues to be explored in a manner which is
as enjoyable as it is profitable..
The open forum is a favorite type of program used by this
club. In this way such subects as plastics in the modern induswnies
the ultra-violet ray,and numberless others are dicussed with
the purpose of obtaining an intimate view into the extensive
accomplishments of the various scientific fields. An increase
in knowledge and understanding is obtained by the students as
a result of these club discussions.
The Science Club attempts also to furnish contemporary
information in the field. This is done by the circulation of
a great deal recently published material,dealing with the latest:
in scientific literature. The Club has undertaken to pulish
a concise paper which contains their own views on scientific
controversies and oddities in the world of science.
The Science Club has a two-fold purpose. lt intends to
familiarize its members with all that is new and old in Science
it also intends that its members will apply Catholic principlesg
to all scientific theory and give a more than material
interpretation to the study of Science.
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Young ladies,deep in philosophic thought,
always make an interesting picture--especially
when these aforesaid young ladies are the N
ever-bustling Juniors. Their meetings might
sound like so much jargon to those who do not
consider Philosophy their passion,but to these
members,every word has a significance--every
proof is weighed and debated. Their circles
are not vicious ones---they are living
examples of the training received in the
use of our reasoning powers. For those who
love an argument based on sound principles--
come to the Metaphysical Club.
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DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
O OUR LADY OF THE ELMS COLLEGE
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O Lithoprinters and Publishers
1 Ann Arbor, Mich.
Universal skepticism is theoretically absurd and
Relativism is absurd and leads to skepticism.
Not only is Idealism absurd, but our ideas are per
se objectively valid.
Universals are not mere words, nor mere figments of
the mind, nor yet do they exist as such outside of
That which we conceive by the direct universal con-
cept is real, though not in the manner in which we
conceive it. The reflex universal concepts, how-
ever, are figments of the mind, though they, too,
are based on reality.
All our cognitive faculties are per se infallible.
The immediate judgments of consciousness are abso-
lutely infallible. 1
The world of bodies which we perceive with our
senses is real and knowable.
Under normal conditions our external senses are in-
fallible with regard to the proper and common sensi-
There are immediate analytic principles which have
objective validity and are absolutely necessary.
Under certain conditions not only deduction and in-
duction, but also convergence of probabilities lead
to formal certitude.
Under certain conditions human testimony concerning
external facts which the witness himself has ob-
served begets formal certitude.
In the natural order objective evidence is the ul-
timate and universal motive of certitude.
The direct and natural adhesion of all men to many
truths as objectively certain is Cal certitude
properly so-calledg Cbj not indeed philosophical
certitude, but Col capable of becoming such.
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1' U35-Versal Skepticism is theoretically absurd and
Belativism is absurd and leads to skepticism.
5. Not only is Idealism absurd, but our ideas are per
se objectively valid.
the mind, nor
That which we
cept is real,
Universals are not mere words, nor mere figments of
yet do they exist as such outside of
conceive by the direct universal con-
though not in the manner in which we
The reflex universal concepts, how-
ever, are figments of the mind, though they, too,
Under certain conditions human testimony concerning
are based on reality.
All our cognitive faculties are per se infallible.
The immediate judgments of consciousness are abso-
lutely infallible. ,H
The world of bodies which we perceive with our -
senses is real and knowable.
Under normal conditions our external senses are in-
fallible with regard to the proper and common sensi-
There are immediate analytic principles which have
objective validity and are absolutely necessary.
Under certain conditions not only deduction and in-
duction, but also convergence of probabilities lead
to formal certitude.
external facts which
served begets formal
In the natural order
timate and universal
the witness himself has ob-
objective evidence is the ul-
motive of certitude.
The direct and natural adhesion of all men to many
truths as objectively certain is Cal certitude
properly so-called, CbD not indeed philosophical
certitude, but Cob capable of becoming such.
15 Metaphysical certitude alone is perfect, yet physi-
cal and moral certitude are formal certitude.
16 Truth and error are had fully in the judgment alone
Q, 2 LOGY
The subjective and objective concept of being is
The concept of being is transcendental.
The concept of being with relation to its inferiors
is analogous with the analogy of intrinsic attri-
The principle of contradiction is analytic, most
certain, and the first of all principles.
The essences of natural sensible things can be
known at least imperfectly.
The possibles have no actual internal reality but
they are not absolutely nothing.
The intrinsic possibility of things does not depend
on the divine power, nor on the divine will, nor on
the divine intellect.
The ultimate ontological reason of all intrinsic
possibility is the divine essence.
Every being is one.
Ontological truth is primarily the conformity of
the object with the divine intellect, secondarily
the conformity of the object with the human intel-
Every being is good for itself and good for another
The notion of substance is objectively real.
Suppositum CHypostasisJ is rightly defined as a
Wsingular, complete, and incommunicable substanceng
person is a rational suppositum.
In created things there exist accidents really dis-
tinct from substances.
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31. It cannot be shown that it is repugnant to the con
cept of accident to exist without a subject.
32. There exist real relations both predicamental and
33. The notion of efficient cause is objectively real.
34. Pantheism is absurd.
35. The explanation of the origin of the world offered
by Materialism is false.
36. The world was created.
37. The absolutely last end of the world is the extrin
sic glory of God. .
38. Bodies are efficient physical causes.
39. There are in bodies final causes.
40. There exist physical laws which are only hypotheti
cally necessary. '
41. Simple and compound bodies are specifically differ
ent, therefore there are substantial changes.
ultimate constitution of inorganic bodies is
accounted for by Atomism.
ultimate constitution of inorganic bodies is
accounted for by Dynamism.'
44. Inorganic bodies are ultimately constituted by a
twofold principle, namely, prime matter and sub-
45. Miracles are possible.
46. Miracles can at times be known with certainty.
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1 Life is that perfection in a being by virtue of
which it is capable of immanent action.
2. There are three primary grades of life, vegetative,
sensitive, and intellectual.
5. In every living body there is a substantial princi-
ple, called the soul, which is essentially differ-
ent from matter and the mechanical and chemical
forces of matter.
4. The vital principle is the substantial form of the
5. The origin of life in the first living beings that
appeared on this earth is to be directly attributed
to the causal influence of God, therefore the theory
of spontaneous generation is to be rejected.
e. It is most probable that una Aarigia of each natural
species in plant and animal life is to be attrib-
uted to a special causal influence of God.
ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Man is endowed with various permanent powers called
In man the senses are faculties neither of the body
alone, nor of the soul alone, but of both as con-
stituting one composite nature.
Man is endowed with an immaterial perceptive facul-
ty called the intellect, which is only extrinsical-
ly dependent on the brain.
It is most probable that the intellectual faculty
is rendered proximately disposed for the apprehen-
sion of a definite material object by an intrinsic
determinant which is the virtually intelligible im-
pression of the object. '
The virtually intelligible impression which intrin-
sically determines the intellect for the apprehen-
sion of a definite material object is itself pro-
duced by the 'Intellectus Agens' as the principal
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Man is endowed with an immaterial appetitive facul-
ty called the will
The human will in many of its acts enjoys a true
freedom of choice
ADVANCED RATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
the substantial form of the human
14. The vital principle in man is a substance.
l5. The human soul is a simple substance.
16. The human soul is a spiritual being.
17. The human soul is
18. The human soul is immortal.
19. The human soul is created by God. ,
20. Against the Ontologists we hold that we have no im-
mediate intuitive vision of God.
21. The ontological argument is not a valid proof for
the existence of God.
22. Kant's moral argument for the existence of God is
23. The existence of God as the unproduced cause of the
universe is proved with certainty by the 'a posteri-
ori' method of demonstration.
24. God is infinitely perfect.
25. God is absolutely simple.
26. God is physically and morally immutable in His own
27. God is eternal in duration and immense in diffusion
28. God knows all reality by one comprehensive concept.
29. God knows all future events in the free' decree of
His own will.
ZO. God is omnipotent
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God is the creator of the world.
God conserves all His creatures in existence.
God's concurrence is necessary in all the actions
of His creatures. -
God's providence extends to all His creatures.
There are actions which are of their very nature
intrinsically good or bad.
The proximate norm of morality is man's rational
nature, the ultimate norm of morality is the divine
Utilitarianism, Sentimentalism, and Autonomous Rea-
son are false norms of morality.
Concupiscence diminishes and may even destroy the
freedom of an action performed under its influence.
However, when freely stimulated by man's own will,
it makes those actions, if foreseen, indirectly vo-
Fear ordinarily does not destroy the freedom of the
action that is performed under its influence..
Invincible ignorance destroys the freedom of the
act, vincible ignorance does not destroy the free-
dom of the act but leaves it free at least in cause.
The principal specific determinant of morality is
The end of the agent is also a specific determinant
of morality. '
Circumstances which intrinsically affect the object
or the end of the agent help determine the morality
of the act. - e
It is lawful to place a cause from which two effects
will follow, one good and the other evil, provided:
Elk that the act itself is good or indifferent,
2 that both effects follow equally immediately
from the cause CBJ that only the good effect is in-
tended, and Q45 that there is a proportionately
grave reason for permitting the evil effect.
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45. There exists an eternal law.
46. There is a natural law established and promulgated
in the very nature of man and known by the light of
human reason. Hence, the theories of the Evolu-
tionists, Rationalists, and Independent Moralists
are to be rejected.
47. The natural law is unchangeable.
48. Positive human laws proceed from the natural law
and have their power of imposing obligation from
the natural law.
49. The natural law includes a sanction which is imper-
fect in this life, but perfect in the next.
50. A morally certain conscience must be obeyed though
it be invincibly erroneous.
51. It is unlawful to act with only a probable or doubt
ful conscience, if the doubt cannot be solved di-
rectly, recourse must be had to reflex principles
in order to form a morally certain conscience.
52. True natural rights exist.
55. All men are bound to render to God the worship of
interior and exterior adoration.
54. Men are obliged to render public worship to God.
55. All men are obliged to accept divine revelation
when it has been made known to them, and to believe
the mysteries which it may contain.
56. Indifference in matters of religion is a grievous
57. Suicide is never allowed.
58. A lie is intrinsically evil.
59. A broad mental reservation is not a lie, but itS
unconditional use is unlawful. When, however,
there is a grave and sufficient reason, a broad
mental reservation is not unlawful.
61, Murder is against the natural law.
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COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS
DECEMBER 18, 1941
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Silent Light ...... Gruber
THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT OF THE NATIONS
lnvitatory . . 1 . . E Choric Speech Group
I AT BETHLEHEM - The Nativity
The Christ Child . . . Beaulieu
II THE ADORATION - Shepherds
While Shepherds Watched .1 . Ruger
Soloist, Rita Grover
III INHERITANCE OF THE GENTILES '- The Magi
XVe Three Kings of Orient Are . . Hopkins
IV ITALY - The Christmas Observance
Gesu Bambino . . . . Yon
Soloist, Dorothy Conaty
V GERMANY - O Tannenbaum
SPAIN - El baile de la Navidad
El Nino Iesns
Soloist, Katherine Shea
FRANCE - Noel des enfants
Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant
Noel Pour L'Amour de Marie
Soloist, Elizabeth Desmarais
La Vierge A La Creche
POLAND - Zubeck
O Rejoice, Ye Christians .
Shepherds in the Fields .
ENGLAND - On Christmas Eve the
I 3th Century
ass was sung
The Host and His Guests . . Traditional
Soloist, Helen Prendergast
X EIRE - The Candle is Lighted
What Child Is This? . . Traditional
Soloist, Alice Carroll
XI AMERICA M Christmas Night
Cherry Tree Carol . . Traditional
Alleluia . . . . Ann White
Hodie Christus Natus Est Kreckel
Song Leader -- Eileen Heffernan
Accompanisrs - Alice VanKeuren, Catherine Dower, Nancy Rodier
Narvators - Catherine Walsh, Jane Keegan, Mary Leary, Mary jane Ncsbit
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nge who sings to God renders Him the highest praiseu. This
phrase seems to be a summary of the purpose and efforts of our
College Glee Club,for,ult1mately,all our vocal expression,whether
its reasons be spiritual or no,is a reflection of God's glory,
who has endowed his creatures with this soul-satisfying means
of making life beautiful. And is not life more beautiful when
voices are raised in true and clear harmony?
This year the College Glee Club had the splandid opportunity
of broadcasting at the Christmas holidays. The program presented
was in keeping with the seasonal spirit and was unidue in that
it embraced the traditional hymns of various nations of the
world. A major part of the success of this broadcast was due to
Miss Eileen Heffernan,the Club's talented young directress.
Besides this broadcast,the ulee Club presented their Annual
Christmas Concert. This concert is a tradition at the College
and gives an unforgettable impression. The Club plays its part
in many other activities throughout the year. The Mother and
Daughter Tea receives its attentionghigh School Day hears this
group of young voicesg Cap and Gown Sunday and Baccalaueate
Sunday are supplemented by the renditions of the Club.
The A Capella Choir is a part of the Glee Club made up of an
individual group whose purpose is to render special chorus work
Their sphere embraces Mass sing1ng,small group singing,and music
The Commencement Exercises see the Club in action for the last
time and the sound of melodious voices makes a fitting back-
ground for this important day. It is well that the young woman
leave her college days with the ring of harmonious notes in
her ears as a reminder to still sing to God.
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Combined 'Musical Clulasnp IHOLY CR0 .ELNlS'
Of Elms and Holy Cross
Will C we
.First Recital of lts Kind to Be Held at Veritas Audi-I
torium Friday, April 21, Under Sponsorship of
Elms Senior Class-Miss Edna Lunney of North
Adams Heads Large Committee On Arrangements
-Prof J. Edward Bouvier Will Direct Holy Cross I,
Singers and Miss Ann
Carroll, President of Elms
Musical Clubs, Will Conduct for Chicopee College
-Brilliant Program Being Planned
HE COMBINED musical clubs of the College of Our Lady of the
Elms at Chicopee and the College of the Holy Cross at Worcester
will present a joint concert Firiday night, April 21. The event is to
be sponsored by the senior class of the College of Our Lady of
the Elms and is to be given at the Veritas auditorium at the college
at Chicopee. Miss Edna Lunney of North Adams heads the large com-
mittee completing plans for the event. ' I !
Singers Well Known Here
Appearance of the Holy Cross mu-
sical clubs are made annually in sev-
eral large cities throughout the coun-
try. The clubs have been giving COU-
certs for Springfield audiences for
several years but have never before
given a joint concert with the mu-
sical clubs of the College of OU"
Lady of the Elms. The sponsors of
the performance fccl confidcnt that
the many people in this vicinity who
are interested in both colleges will
consider the recital one of the im-
portant musical events of the season
and something to which mllfuffll
friends of both colleges have looked
forward to for several years.
The glee club of the College Of the
Lady of the Elms will be directed by
Miss Arm Carroll. a member of the
senior class and president of the mu-
sical clubs of the college- Miss Car'
roll has been an outstanding mem-
ber of the glee club during her four
college years and is a talented so-
prano soloist. For some of the selec-
tions to be sung by the Club the
girls will be accompanied by Miss
Helen Meagher of this city. a soDh0-
more. Miss Helen Finnegan of
Worcester will be accompanist for
other selections. Miss Finnegan IS
also treasurer of the musical clubs.
The vice-president is Miss Margaret
Meehan of Westfield, and Miss Anne
Gillooly of North Adams is secretary.
Prof J. Edward Bouvier, musical
director of the Holy Cross musical
clubs, will direct all numbers to be
sung by the combined clubs of both
colleges. Joseph A. Bier of Wood-
Elms cle.. Club e
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haven, N. Y., accompanist for Holy
Cross, will be featured as piano solo-
ist with orchestral accompaniment.
Woodrow P. Piotrowski of this city,
a member of the junior class at Holy
Cross, is violin soloist. This year
Mr Piotrowski is offering as his prin-
cipal solo number "Ca rice Bas ue
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by the celebrated Spanish composer,
Pablo de Sa ra sate.
Dancing will follow the concert In
the gymnasium of the college. Music
will be furnished by the "Purple
Crusaders," the Holy Cross collegiate
dance band. Joseph Bier is leader
and pianist. This band appears at
many social functions outside the mu-
sical clubs' performances and is al-
ways well received.
Miss Ann Carroll of Millville, as-
sisted by Miss Mary Martinik of Clin-
ton, Miss Mary Mahoney of Millville
and Miss Josephine Albano of Worces-
ter, is planning the program. Selec-
tions will be given by the separate
glee clubs and by the combined mu-
sical clubs of the two colleges. A
group of numbers will be played by
the Holy Cross Philharmonic or-
chestra, and a special feature of the
program will be a. group of instru-
A committee in charge of hospital-
ity during the evening is headed by
Miss Eleanor Kelliher of Greenfield.
and includes Miss Mary Larkin of
this city and Miss Marie Ford of
Pittsneld. Miss Dolores Donlin of
this city is chairman of patrons and
tickets. Assisting her are Miss Lor-
etta McCurry of this city and Miss
Margaret Fitzpatrick of Great Bar-
The publicity committee includes
Miss Gertrude Footit of this city.
chairmang Miss Rosemary Cummings
of Pittsfield and Miss Helen Barrett
The auditorium will be decorated by
Miss Eleanor O'Herron ol' this city.
Miss Margaret Riley of Chicopee Falls
:md Miss Philippa Burke of Worces-
Tickets may be obtained from any
member of the senior class at the
Elms. The list of patrons and
patronesses for the affair will be an-
C0 CERT PATRONS
Bishop O,Leary Heads List
for Affair, to Be Given by
Combined Nlusical Groups
Patrons and patroncsscs have been
named for thc joint concert ol the
combined musical clubs of the Col-
lege of Our Lady of the Elms -it
Chicopee and the College of thc lloly
Cross at Vllorcester uhlch will be
given Friday night. The c-vc-nt is spon-
soicd by thc senior class or tho Col-
lege of Our Lindy of the Elms :ind
is to be given at the Veritas audi-
torium at the college at Chicopee.
Dancing will follow the program in
the gyinnasiiliii of the college with
mLlSit: furnished by the Purple Cru-
saders of the Holy Cross collegiate
The list of patrons and patroncsses
includes: Most Rev Tliomas M.
O'Lc:1ry, bishop of Spiingtii-Id: Rt Rev
Bernard S. Conatjf, llcv .lohn Rooney,
Rev George A. Shea, Rev Jeremiah
Sheehan. Rev George llurley, Rev
Tliomas Shea, Rev A. B. O'G1'ady. llcv
D. ld. Hcnncsscy, Itcv James W.
Casey, Rev James W. Hopkins, Rev
Francis F. Lahcy. Rev George S. L.
Connor. Rcv Walter T. llogan. Rev
John F. Mitchell. Rev John J. Kont-
ing, Rev J. P. McCaughan. Rev John
J. Gearin, Rev Robert L. Ahearn, Rev
John J. Bell, Rev John B. Farrell,
Rev l-loward J. O'Connell. Rev Fran-
cis J. Warburton. Rev George Flynn.
Rev John J. Power, Rav Henry M.
Burke. Rev Florence J. Donahue, Rev
Joseph M. Ryan, Rev Cornelius P.
Donoghue, Rev John A. O'Connell. Rev
Joseph A. Lacey, Rev Paul D. Riedl,
Rev John J. 'Sexton and Rev F. H.
Mr and Mrs John Heffernan. Mark
J. liellihcr, Northampton chapter,
Alumnae associutibng Mr and Mrs
John J. Donlin, Richard lf. Riley. Dr
XYilliam J. Cosgriff, Patrick A. Doyle.
Mr and Mrs Terrence C. O'Donnell,
Mrs W. H. Power, Miss Mary T. Cor-
coran, Dr T. li' Reilly, Mr and Mrs
C. .l. Leary, James F. Egan, Miss
Mary C. Roche, Mrs Gertrude Ma-
guire, Mr and Mrs John H. Cummings,
Miss Catherine A. Byrnes, Mr and
Mrs VVillium Everett, Mr and Mrs
J. S. Coughlan, Mr and Mrs Joseph
Burke, Mr and Mrs John Somers.
Mr and Mrs Edwin Pratt, Mr and
Mrs lfrancis l'. lfinncxnn. Mrs Solo-
mon Joseph. Mr and Mrs Thomas lf.
CJll'l'0ll, MI' and Mrs llonry XV.
M4-agl1ci'. Mr :Ind Mrs lziilward W.
Lsirkin, Mr and Mrs Arthur llllcil,
MI and Mrs Peter lfiotroivski. l.ouLs
XV. C'nll:ih:In, John D. O't'onnor, Dr
llnrold J. Cronin, MI' and Mrs Danirl
B. Brunton. Mrs Mrliicaret Dent, Miss
Mary C. Moseley, Miss Helen 0'Kocf'e,I
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Mr and Mrs Daniel P. Calahan, F. M.
Mr and Mrs Vilaltcr P. Dobck, Mr
and lilrs Michael F. Killy, Mr and
Mrs XV. .L Stone, Miss Mary F.
Bluisdcll. Mr and Mrs .Xlfrcd J. Morin,
Mr and Mrs J. J. lJov.'1in.:. Miss GI-:n-o
KRICY. Miss Mahcl Mulronc, Mr and
Mrs llcnis J. Connor, Atty XYilliam
A. Mcllriile, MI' and Mrs .I. J. Hen-
hcsfevy, Miss hl5ll'Q'fll'0l' L':inavnn, Mr
and Mrs C'haI'lcs D. Sloan, Mr and
Mr.: Howard J. Benner. Mr 'and Mrs
Andrew J. Mulcahy, Mr and Mrs
John R. Callaghan, Miss Julia C. Mor-
rill, Mr and Mrs Joseph M. Grlse.
Miss Agnes Gari-ity, Mr and Mrs
Edward P. McDonnell, Ml' and Mrs
E. li. Manning, Mr and Mrs P.
Fitzpatrick and Mr and Mrs l'. .l'.
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Miss Loretta. McCarry. daughter of.
Mr and Mrs John J. Mcflarry of 281
LGXil1S'i0n street, is Tl member of the
coimnittee in charge of tickets and
patrons for the Elms-Holy Cross con-'
cert to hc given at Veritas audi-I
torium. College of Our Lady of the!
Elms at Chicopee, Friday night at S.:
MISS HELEN MEAGHER
Miss Helen Meagher, daughter ot
Mr and Mrs Henry Meagher of 48
Lincoln street, will be accompanist
for the musical clubs ot the College
of Our Lady of the Elms when they
join with the musical clubs of the
College of'the Holy Cross for the C011-
cert to be given at the Elms college
Friday night, April 21, at 8.
Glnllrgv nf 0l9ur Eahg uf Ihr iilmu
HIGH SCHOOL DAY, MAY 14, 1941
Grfffing and Blaming, Rev. DR. jo:-iN R. ROONEY, Vzte-Prefidnzl
THE GYPSY TROUBADOUR
Operflm in Two Art: by rfzf Sludmtr
TODORO, Ruler of the tribe
MARIA, his wife .
VARIO, his nephew .
.lANlNA, a girl ofthe tribe .
ELENA, a gypsy girl
MARKO, a boastcr .
NlKOLI, Todoro's son .
TOM GORDON, Nikoli's college friend
MRS. lEAN IERROLD .
HENRY CLAYTON, a business man
CLARE CLAYTON, his daughter .
MARY MATTHEVVS, Clare's friend
. Dorothy Srzwzr
. Efffwz Yhnlf
. Allin' Cfzrrolf
. Kizlhrrffze Sfzm
. Aiwa Stow
. Irma Pdd'1'!!f1
. Rim Growr
Illazy Eflfzz Dawffzlg
Jllury IIKPHIZX Powfr
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Chorus of Gypsy girls and boys
Members of College Glee Club
A ccompanist-Helen Meagher
N. B. Students and members of the Faculty will answer questions and give all
possible information about the College during the afternoon
concerf wi+h fhe Holy Cross musical clubs o F 'd Press a loin'
clubs of Our Lady of +he Elms college who will O L .
in Chicopee. " f' GY nighf of the Veriias audiforium
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Poise and euiet charm bespeak the cultured youn5 woman.
The M.J.B.Debating Society gives our students additional and
extensive oiportunity to develop these qualities. Herein lies
The Society accomplishes tois pur,ose by openins many avenues
of thought to its members . Questions ani subjects Nnicn,nere-
to-fore,remained outside their particular sthere,are brou5ht
into ,rominence by stimulating discussions. But the Society is
not content mer,ly to introduce new ideas--- the club desires
also to teach its members how to thinklogically and how to Handle
deftly these di ferent problems. dpen-mindedness and tolerance
are sought always as the results of the right kind of thinking.
Another point to be accredited to the Debating Society is the
comparative ease with which our young colligiennes make use of
the all important art of Qersuasive speech. They firmly believe
that good sweakers make gdod leaders. Naturalness is a keynote
in all the work undertaken by this club and meets the demand for
the informality which is sought today.
The M.J.B.Debating Society holds its meetings regularly and
oresents very often clear-cut pictures of todays's many and
varied problems. It has been active in radio work,cooperatin5
with such colleges as Williams and Fitchburg State Teachers in
aerial debates. The Annual Public Debate still nolds an interesting
and important place among the major events of the college year.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed membership in this Society has
found and experienced an influence which cannot be easily shaken
or disregarded in future years.
COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS
The M. J. B. Debating Society
will hold its regular monthly
meeting on First Friday at 5:25
p.m. in Room 1.
The question to be debated at the
RESOLVED: That there should
be government censorship of
Mary Shaughnessy and Mary Agnes
Sheehan will present the affirmative
arguments and they will he opposed
by Anne Nesbit and Jeanne Williams
who will argue for the negative.
Wednesday, Deo. 3, l9Q.
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There will be a meeting of
the N.J.B. Debating Sooiet
at 3:50 today in Room l.
briday, Jan. 16,
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COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS
0 The Members of the Classes in
0D8Gqh of the College of Our lady of
the hlms cordially welcome you to the
twelfth annual assembly in Oral
Expression for the Marshall Award,
The selections on this evening's
Program haye been chosen for their
diversity ln Style, human interest
and character portrayal.
You are all happily familiar with
the Bed'time.3t0Ty Lady who charms the
youngsters nlghhy on their favorite
P?dl0 DP0Hram. Miss Joan disenmann
wlll present one such story in the
first number, Mary ailiggbeth,
P HThe Cruoifixionn is an exgepnt
lfom the Sblendid poetical tribute to
Om-1Blessed Mother, "A Woman .lr-armed
in Silence" by Father John W. Lynch,
Miss Katherine Tlals h.
Debate U. S. Regnlotion of All Labor Union Q
Elms in Chicopee who debated I
Members of the MJB Debating society at the College of Our Lady of- i h
T the question of federal government regulation of all labor unions, were, front row, left to right: Dornt
Washington of Springfield, Ann Nesbit and Mary Fehily, both of Pittsfield. Back row, same order: Dor-
othy Savoit of Springfield, Mary Coughlin of Holyoke Mary McDonald of Chlcopee, Anne Stone of Pitts-
ieldt president and chairman of the societyg Muriel llourihan -of Easthampton and Mary Shaughnessy N
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l, MenW1ls. ot. the affirmatiye side
'i'fE,-F iit' hdged' 'winners-tot. the tlnal
gij2.3L-lim e. .Q the Mis ingesting :society
Y,k',H - U r-og out-,Lady or the
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awarded the M. A.- and J. B. Riordan
debating , purse., This award - was
founded- in 1934. -by theulate Rev J.
A. Rie1:da.n.to be given annually to
the .-best team ,in the 'debating' circle.
-On the winning 'team were Miss
Anne.Nesbltt of Pittsfield, Miss Mary
McDon5.ld".ot-I Chioopee' and Miss Mary
Shaiughrlessy ,of Milford. Their' op-
ponents were Miss' Dqritthwashing-
ton and Miss Dorothy Savoit, both
of this city. and Miss Mary Cough-
lin of Holyoke. Altez-nates were Miss
Mary Fehily of Pittsfield and Miss
Muriel Hourihan of Easthampton.
Miss Anne Stone of Pittsneld,
chairman of the society. presided.
The judges were: Dr R. Dale Smith,
Dr Clinton R. Srimson and Miss Mary
Garst, all members of ithe faculty.
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The I eeien Umfwttt e TQHVQ ell te, H the 1 .Tet fl Tefr fix
services were P'SdCQ. The Christi G la.: tg, 1 trfq ti t 1 ,el-
le fe, f rfr tflzen e-re cf 1' the g,opqfx.g3 Dime "l't-le Q,f.t.1 Vs"
It Velnt St. Vincent were the ekjeets ef the sjeejrl :ttentjen et the
Committee. . fefe?fF ei? to Rely LQQ lege ,Tidy ' Q Tee'l clellren,
16411 lwil' cnpl jar, ci1aP9c3terlzGxl fl- fle f'AtiXi'ties fu' the lgglgg' Jfr-
rittee uneer the Qjreetiur up Kiev Lrnette iillinnn.
To the sefial Committee ie eve the credit 70? the verf sueeepsful
eertiee held threudhout the yeee The e'w of the elut is to jyeviee
fe? the Nether .Ween Of eu? younf WOWfD'S jerewrflity--to ,HL iwte
prsetioe the irlrcijle tLat wan is rsturally f eecisl Leire The very
enjojetle Chr? twan ifyti wmeeg the SUf:FYiSlON JS Lllmer Sewers
end here Cexxaittee.
To oem lete the Peeeuvt of the seeef l :exerts ef WI' Leeelitj ft fe
necessary to bring in the activities of the L teratvre Qemmfttee, mf
whieil listheri 116 '.I:1lsl'1. Wes: Chfjiirman. The Ql'1ZTgPlfLtllaC has for its aired, the
instillini of Q true eovceitien ef eentempoyery literature, me U
ecqueirtin, poeelists with the Qethelie position in rejeru te recent
books, ketn secular ene non-eeculer . To ee this, tge Liter rj Clwb w-f
eeain orinnized. Wise Nfry Geret, college librarifr, wwe m et feneroue
with her tire :ne efgorts ir makfne this flue 9 success.
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lib ifc DLHQVL ci t Q vow svka UQUT, '. ' 'u glgvoo '-
selves mrcer toe lovlvs patrora e of Our Lagj .s the ioar pro-
T?essoC soo stirrino woPlQ corqjtiows raoo 's rowlT f 'cux::
WCTC tHe Frost reoo for Ieavcnlj owidswcf arg proiofiion, oral
souslist grow closer to her whose Qonoy it is Le Ko jlscod soooro
orlf tnuliod gH1isclf if Ziosvcr. 0f':s srj's cmni Qsjg loeondmer Jtkg
Tftl the echo f voices Qeclarir' t.at owr v l L Lro leo
If tio world Conflict si ll riyjifj ls ov? ears, we sssoibloo ir
kosftifml Colle e C sfol, to witress the reception ol fjitj-cifLt
few mewlers into Cu? LsLj's Locality. Hoverero lr. ,olin,q.J.
eloqmortlf dedicates the irtertiors oi tge froup to the lory of ChrlsL's
mother, leaving Us wltm the prayer toot Our Tlesseo Moro :ag one maj
ireet us at vf,e2va5'n's fate ivilth the wormisz".f:lcor'e, f'rie:1oC,. l've hes
Rather speak of you."
Cfoin this year, as in the past, eacb First frTdaj found zeslow
Sodalists iv loviro sJor9tiww Lofore the Blessed Lacraient, offerfrj
310716 so tca .fsafi 's ZIf1fL'i'Zell gLor1, alwd rwsqmajmrlryj ,g1 ' 16iSI,fl'f' or iineilr
Zwcherlstio So n'ttoe
iigo 'xlciwnri stile Lommwi tteze, tfj's jfezlr lxzmlol' t'u. KNZTQ' aEfle fufmlar'oc
OV v9Pf Ellen Vowlfrf, nfs extremelj active in Qevclopinj within ls
9 oovomt Qryrociat7qr of slg tick ow: ?clfj5+n Agar: to W The loo
slit? Vulletiv foaro waoe us cowstantlf aware of Llc syiriimsl
ohallerfe jreseytoo to is ll world, school, arg roll ions sifairs.
JosL acceptabl: to Our livjre sord must have Lees tgo contlrous con-
Wuniors ana rosarjes offereo lj tie sooellsLs at tho irstigation of tLis
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Today's modern world tends to put emphasis OH the
utilitarian and consider outmoded the wealth of the QaSt as
far as the dead languages are concerned. Therefore, a reverence
for classical subjects makes unique our Classical Club. It is
the function of the Club not only to preserve this reverence
but also to prove that the Culb has a valuable reason for
existing. A language,which for centuries preserved our knowledge
of literature,history and civ1lization,has a definite place in X
the college curriculum.
A deep appreciation for Latin literature is gained by the
members of the Classical Club when they view intimately the
past masters---Horace,Livy,Cicero and Plautus. The study of
Latin should be a lesson in living. It should be a love for
all that is beautiful in form,in rhythm,in thought. It should
carry with it the realization that there has always existed
true beauty. If the club has accomplished these points,it will
consider its existence worthwhile.
The students have made the Latin language more a part of them-
selves by the presentation of various plays. nSaturnaliaH pre-
sents the pagan interpretation of Christmas and the Christmas
season. The members feel that the portrayal of such works in
the Latin increase the beauty of interpretation,since Latin is
the official language of the Church Crist was to found.
The Classical Club prides itself in the work of preservation-
a work,begun many centuries ago by our religious,in order that
the world might be richer in knowledge today.
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The purpose of ull Corte Castellanan is to create an active interest
in all thinks Spanish. We take the lar 'A'- e wores out of UlCtlwNfTfCE and
the iranmar out og text books for practical ayglicstion. Result? A
monthly meetirg of fun, frieruship, culture, and news--Hen esp nolu.
The serious side includes discussions of Calder n, Cervantes, Lope de
Vega, Pequer, and their famous masterpieces. The gay side is seen when
our own Spanish misses display a bit of their L tin talent at many of
To nuke S-nnish wore natural and fluent, tables are conducted in the
lancusfe at meal ti "" e. This aids the fills not nnlj in jrcreasfar tgejr
vocabnlarf, but in appreeiatinr the Spanish menntrisns which are so
This year Hscmethinf new has been adecd . lay I fresert to you our
"Horns de lam Olmos"'?. The capable stzft, headed Try Irma Pa,Grill-a, worked
hard for an attractive informative Hperiodicon. ne feel that we have
our purpose and have :gent a happy year Hhablardc espantln.
1941 - 1942
ELMS OPENS FOR 11th YEAR WITH LARGE ENROLLMENT
The fall opening of the Elms found the Juniors back to
school ready and anxious to begin another college year...
especially when that year was their third and in many
ways the most important year of their college career. On
the first day there were old friends to greet and new ones
to meet. Hours were spent talking about the activities
of the past summer and planning great things for the com-
ing year. They were anxious to attend the first informal
meeting of the Freshmen in the nRecn room...for these
same Freshmen were to be their nsistersn.
ELMS SENIORS INITIATE FRESHMEN
Traditional Elms Night Held
After having passed the gruelling experiences of their
own initiation week two years before, the Juniors could
sit back and enjoy seeing other classes put through their
paces. It was easy to discern the Freshmen on the campus
with their black stockings, pigtails and long hair rib-
bons bearing their names in large letters.
That terrible week being completed each of the Juniors
entertained her Freshman sister at the annual Elms Night
party. After an hour or more of enjoyment in O'Leary Hall
the entire student body went to the Administration Build-X
ing for the formal initiation of the Freshman. Now they
were full-fledged members of the College of Our Lady of
the Elms and could look forward to spending many happy
hours under her roof.
FATHER DOLAN GIVES SPIRITUAL RETREAT
In October the annual spiritual retreat was given by
Father Dolan S.J. Everyone entered into the true spiritual
significance of the retreat and for three days silence
and contemplation reigned on the campus.
SENIORS RECEIVE CAPS AND GOWNS
In an impressive ceremony in the Elms chapel the Seniors
received their Caps and Gowns thus formally entering their
last year in College. Now that the Seniors had received
their Caps and Gowns and the Initiation were over we seem
to settle down to hard work...for College life has another
side to it besides the above mentioned activities.
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Now as our days at the College of Uur Lady
of the Elms draw swiftly to a close, we can not help but look
back in retrospect to our brief past here. lt seems but '
yesterday morning we were naive freshmen, yesterday afternoon,
gay young sophomores, and last night, more serious Juniors.
To-day, we are seniors, standing on the
threshold of graduation. Before taking that eventful step,
we pause for a moment to review the accomplishments of this,
our last year, as our first three years are recorded in previous
Elmatas, and it his superfluous to reiterate them.
Our first official act as seniors was the
initation of our beloved freshmen. They have performed many
and mernial tasks for us, and won a definite place in our hearts-
a place from which they have never become dislodged.
The annual Retreat in October was a source
of spiritual comfort to all of us. We emerged from it with
a deeper knowledge of our obligations and responsibilities
as Catholic College Women. h
h The annual Elmata dance was held in november,
to defray the expenses of the year book we expected to publish.
The dance was a financial as well as a social success.
Encouraged by the outcome of this event,
we participated in the Basketball Tournament with our Alumnae.
They provided the athletic prowess, we, the social atmosphere.
Consequently, the game and dance were both a huge success.
Katherine Walsh upheld the senior class
in the Oratorical Contest. The Class Play, uAngelica,Inc.n
presented the opportunity for the seniors to display their
Class Day provides the opportunity to prophecy as to the future
of our class mates and recall our collegiate past through the
class history. We opened our Glass Day program to-day by plant-
ing the traditional Elms tree, that future generations might be
aware of our one-time presence here.
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We are looking forward to the Interclass Play Tournament
to-night, which we are confident will stimulate justifiable
competition and provide worthwhile entertainment.
Our Senior Prom, to-morrow night, will he our
last social event as cillegians. With Dol Brissette and his
orchestra to provide the musical background, we are anticipatin5
a most enjoyable evening.
With Bacculaureate Sunday and Graduation Lay on
Monday next, our formal training at Our Lady of the Elms will
We go forth with this thoughtm tnat Commencement
means not the end, but twe beginning of a new era in our history.
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SOCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR
The first social of the year was the annual Hallowe'en
party given by the Sophomores. Their entertainment was
most interesting...a Hit Parade based on several of the
popular songs with very clever bits of pantomime. After
this the usual Hallowe'en refreshments and a super time
was had by all.
As November approached all began to look forward to the
Elmata Dance. This being a very popular event it was well
attended by a goodly part of the student body...the Junior
class being well represented. A collegiate theme was
used in the decorations with hundreds of college banners
all over the school gym. 1
With the grim news of the declaration of war still in
the air the traditional Christmas party was given with a
portrayal of Christmas in various lands as a central
thought. While members of the student body dramatized
these scenes in the Rotunda the College Glee Club sang the
traditional carols in the balcony. At the end of the
program the lights were dimmed and the members of the Glee
Club descended to the Rotunda with lighted candles. As is
customary there was a kind old Santa who distributed gifts
to the faculty and student body. After our party came the
extremely welcome Christmas holidayshand early the next
morning the campus was emptied.
Shortly after the vacations the Seniors and Alumnae
played their annual basketball game...with the Alumnae
trimming us 15-6. This game was followed by an enjoyable
Meanwhile the Juniors were getting started on the most
gala event of the year...the Junior Prom! In order to
cover some expenses thy held a Bridge and Tea which was
very well attended. Gertrude O'Connor was a capable
General Chairman ably assisted by Barbara Houlihan with all
the class doing their share. , c
Alice Kane was elected Chairman of the Prom with Margaret
Tierney, Claire Donahue, Elinor White, Anne O'Connell,
Katharine Shea and Ida Belanger as Chairmen of the various
committees. The large crowd present danced happily to the
music of Ken Reeves Orchestra 'til one. Red, white and blue
were the predominating colors in the decorations turning the
gymnasium into a veritable fairyland. The memories of the Prom
were with us many a day and then with the arrival of Lent
our social life was discontinued for a period and all
settled down to a period of prayer and contemplation in
preparation for Easter Sunday.
In May Mothers were honored at the customary tea on the
Saturday previous to Mother's Day. On this day the Mothers
of the students were the honored guests at the Elms. A
short entertainment was presented for their enjoyment
followed by the presenting of flowers and favors.
ELMS COLLEGE CONTRIBUTB5 TO CIVILIAN DEFENSE
College girls do their part for U.S.O.
and Red Cross.
This year was threatened by the dark clouds of war and
by tHE actual declaration of war. Everyone was trying to
do their bit for the boys who had been drafted or who had
enlisted in the American army. Early, a dance was given
for Westover by the Alumnae of the College of Our Lady of
the Elms to which the girls of the College were invited
and which they eagerly attended. This dance was followed
by a Reciprocity dance given by Westover for the Elms.
However the work of the Elms was not limited to attend-
ing dances. They showed their spirit by turning out one
hundred per cent to from a knitting unit. A course in First
Aid was started and attended by the majority of the student
OF INTEREST IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS
The first major event was the Senior-Alumnae Basketball
Game. Although the student body had hopes of upholding
their honor the Alumnae team proved themselves the super-
oor and the final score was Alumnae 15 and Seniors 6.
After the mid year examinations followed the exciting
ihterclass games. The spirit of rivalry ran high as the
teams from each class entered the gym with a determination
to win. With a remarkable team the Junior class came thru
the season with flying colors. After the basketball season
had passed for another year the Ping Pong Contest was
played out with all classes participating. In the spring more
interclass games were played this time in softoall, followed
by the annual tennis tournament. In May the Athletic
Association gave a Field Day. The whole student body par-
ticipated in the various sports which were followed up by
a delightful hot dog roast.
The end of another year had come and preparations were
afoot for Commencement. In honor of Our own Queen May Day
was held on the Thursday of the important week. In the
Class Day activities the Juniors bore the daisy chain.
In the planting of the tree the Seniors completed one of
their last acts as members of the College. The major social
event of the week was the Senior Prom. And although hearts
were happy and feet were light there was a tiny note of
sadness for this was the last affair the Senior Class would
sponsor and all thw underclassmen knew that their faces and
happy spirit would be missed. Commencement week ended with
Baccalaureate Sunday and another school year was finished.
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