Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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I 1 5 ' 19,08 ' 4 . .,, - 1' IIESLHWASIFA O! fLL8 CZOQLZH5 of 1943 College of Our Lady of the Elms CI-HCOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS l2l SENHUR ANNUAL Besprinkled withthe XXXN N lp , Ifffllfiffiflff the N fw fyn 'A Symbol of loyalty X I S 7 W 1 N 6 ' X A X V. f 'E Al f WHS Q2 X y , , y A , E ff y f E Q Ns is SX 1, ,273 f jf XX" -., Ax 5 i ,f S K' yy, X A X ifs ffj A4,f , WQNW gx X 1 ,Q E: 'fx' I j'f lf? ,hlgfjl M! ? ff 3.5 A , ,M lg! 17M f "' X':sj X A 'Y nf bxxxxx N If A ' X , -X , M ,UZ ,Z X XM A N - ' f f Q ff? A -E Wi' 4 2 ,X ...X, x ' W .- ,W ,f 315955 S+ Q f a n Q Ns R , 3 2. ' if 'fbI X C' W A I. fi- - y y if " ffl, ' lx u 4 W A 'QX wr Edito1finfChief ...,.., ............. . .. ELIZABETH M. HAYES Business Manager. . .................. BARBARA F. HOULIHAN l31 OREWURD "I am the mother ot fair love, of tear, and ot knowledge and of holy hope." Four years ago a group ot young maidens chose a Wise mother. Today their lamps are filled with her oil and they are ready to meet the bridegroom. Stocked with love and knowledge, with tear and holy hope, they go forth re- plenished With the oil that Will keep their lamps burning eternally. To our Alma Mater who has tilled us and trimmed us and fired us, We would leave the testimony ot these pages- a testimony ot our undying gratitude. QBSCR QQ. is , 'ive f lf x in fx X .Q .1 21:55 H tb ,L U, im, f D -1 ' 'W was ' Q f , x J Q Z. S f :n f l4l CCONTIENTS FOREWORD DEDICATION CAMPUS FACULTY CLASSES ACTIVITIES COMMEN CEMENT PATRCN S SSSIV 7 an ff QNX X . ' f If ff' I ff UTI 4gF'I S ml 13935 MCAT UN Because you, our Most Reverend Bishop, looked into the future and dreamed an unselfish dream, because you saw before you a veritable pageant of young Women stretching out their hands for the fruits of knowledge and Wisdom and attaining them not, because you were restless until this hunger for the better things was satisfied-you, Sacerdos Magnus, set yourself to a tremen- dous task. The College of Our Lady of the Elms now stands as a glorious testimony to its accomplishment and as an enduring monument of your undying zeal in the cause of Christian Education. We, the class of 1943, are numbered among those who have been enriched by your vision and sacrifice. In mind and body we are healthy. ln spirit We are joyful. We are grateful and Words seem insufficient for the expression of our sentiments. Trusting that you will realize the fulness of our happiness and the sincerity of our gratitude, We dedicate to you the record of our life here, and the aspirations of the life before us. t6l H15 Excellency THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS MARY OTEARY, DD Bishop of Springfield T71 5 5 , 2 5 2 1 f'1:, Q, 1 fs. LY .. x:2.1,g,5,.q1-Ni f .X Q' N Q -. fem wg . Six' ...Nw 15 Q, wg, iq.-t Q ,Q xl-A 1.3. X: X: : wbbgmg. 1 - . .ww -Q x . jg S3335 1 E if 'f .. ix g X Q -x X-x-Smvfidi ,. - Q -Xxx gw, , , .4-, ,x,,,,+ 5-ix mw- -YNN ff'-N' X: -Ax N YQ.. 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' " 1 5 'Y Q ' V ' "' I 1 X y ' V ' ,,.. M 3 9' 4 X-, yn in 5 . h ,,.,4 M 'iaqb H f u W t 2 N '--...W hmmm pd -44 N Ei! , Q A .gfmwll A,.. A. ' A x L x-, .,., Q tm: I 1 Q 5 :Ti .,,AY - , . A umm 'znf i ' 4, agp Q R. F 562' 4'-eng, MEZZANINE LOBBY Taste and elegance, though they ave 'reckoned only among the smaller and secondary morals, yet are of no mean importance in the regulation of life." CORNER OF FOYER ll 8 'tis the sense Of majesty and beauty, and Yeposef' LIBRARY ARCH "The library wllicll tells with Cl1T1'.if1'L1H pride Its fair llllgll purpose on its classic face." 32 l .- u ,ff-fn' I 5 V1 I S CLASSROOM A room hung witlr pictures is a room lumg with thoughts." l19l W lu I W W 11 Q1 'AA cuvert for prwtectmn Of tender tlmuglnx, that jjj nestle there. E I a 1 1 l OLEARY HALL hand faces the sectmfv mn , -H ff C lllll k171"S 'l711"I1! cfm' zfcf I WEST PORCH lmrc cmrljrmh m .-. HXUTZCS. LGUI IGE N 1. M w If JL Q fu hast wmmy u clmrvrz, Ami thy face IS faw ami zlzy grcetmg 1vm'1rz." ALCOVE DINING HALL nspztulny .wzttmg HJIIII ggludwlexxf' IIMMETIYIJIIHIFEEY myself only but for all that seek out the truth." lFAlITlHIlFlUlL CUSTUDTANS OF OUR HERITAGE We met you and admired you. We leave you With love and gratitude. The burden of your counsels seemed heavy at first. But in the taste was sweetness and in the discernment de- sire for satiety. In you we have seen Wisdom, orderly and beautiful. This harmony We have come to love. This reflection of Divinity We honor. Pledg- lings we are yet. But you have guarded our first attempts at flight, trusting that We shall one day spread firm wings and take our course to- wards the Seat of Eternal Wisdom. KW! iss I have not labored for A!! X f 2 5 it ' ' f mulls lf' M . l23l IFACCIUILTY MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. OLEARY, DD. President REVEREND IOHN R. ROONEY, STB., PhD. Vice'President SISTER MARY LIGUORI, M.A. Dean REVEREND IEREMIAI-I P. SHEEHAN, BA., ICD. Religion REVEREND GEORGE A. SHEA, B.A,, S.TD., PhD Philosophy SISTER HELEN IOSEPH, BA., M.A., PhD. English SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, BA., M.A., PI'1D. French, Spanish SISTER TERESA MARIE, B.A., M.A. Nfathematics, Physics SISTER TERESA IOSEPI-I, BA., M.A. Latin SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, BA., M.A. History, Education SISTER MARY OF THE ANGELUS, BA., M.EcI. Chemistry SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE, B.Mus. Miisic SISTER REGINA DOLORES, BA. Speech SISTER HELEN CLARE, BA., M.A. French, Spanish SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, BA., M.A. English, Education SISTER MARY CECELIA, B.Mus. Art KATHERINE LONG, BS. Physical Education R. DALE SMITH, BS., M.S., PhD. Biology GEORGE ANTQNGEE, DSC. Chemistry SISTER CATHERINE CECILIA, BA. Biology SISTER IAMES MARY, BA. German MARY E. GARST, BA., BS. Librarian I24I REV. IOHN R, ROQNEY, STB. PHD VlL'6'PT6Sl!d671I i251 REV. IEREMIAH P. SHEEHAN, UCL Clzuplam Profcs.sm' of Relzgzon H61 REV. GEQRGE A. SI-IEA, STD., PUD Professor of Pl11'lo.Sop115' i271 R. DALE SMITH, PhD Biology IQRI GEORGE ANTCNCFF, D. SC Cl1677llSI7'j' I291 KATHERINE V. LONG, BS. Dzrecwr of Physical Educatuon l301 MARY E. GARST, BA., BS L1bm1'1a11 i311 To the SISTERS CF SAINT ICSEPI-I who have devoted their lives to teaching We dedicate this SYMBOL CF CATHOLIC EDUCATICN A classic syniboIicaI presentation ot Cathohc Education by Wiliiam De Grout. The central tigure shows Our Lord as the beacon ot the Iighthouse guiding I-Iis children through stornietossed seas. Above are the outstretched hands that are syiribohcal ot God the Father, and the Dove, synibolical ot the I-Ioiy Spirit, The Iighthouse tower is a representative ot the Mother of God CSeat ot INisdoinJ. Represented to the right Cheiowt are the reiigious teaching orders and to the Iett a syinboiical representation of the Church and education. The figures within the circie are syinboiicai ot creation, SlISTlElRS OF ST. .lICCl7SlElPlHI HANDMAHDS OF WISDUM "You have loved Wisdom above health and beauty, and have chosen to have her instead of light, for her light cannot be put out." Because you have so chosen, dear Sisters, our lives have been enriched. We have lived for tour years in your chosen garden. We have been nur' tured by hands patient, gentle and steadfast. We have learned from you the lessons of eternal values which will be the measure of our conduct and the testimony of our gratitude. Reluctantly We leave. Sincerely We say, 'lMay the Lord bless thee and keep thee." l33l MOTHERS and lFATlHIlElRS of lFAlIlR LOVE lt is difficult for us who have not tasted of sacrifice, to tell you, dear fathers and mothers, that We appre- ciate your splendid test of love. We cannot realize the extent of your self- abnegation. lt is like trying to catch a notion of the infinitude of Gods love by measuring it to our own. Our acts of sacrifice have loeen small. Yours have been, comparatively, infinite. We know what you have done. ln time We shall realize it and the full realiza- tion will make us "your children, rise up and call you blessed." l34l Y' Ta CUB PARENTS who have patterned their lives an a truly Christian model We dedicate this REPRESENTATIQN CDF THE HQLY FAMTLY H351 SBINIHIDIDIIRS IHE WISE VIRGINS WHO HAY E EIIJIJEII THEIR LAMPS WIIH UIIJ The external signs of our college lite are apparent. But there is an intangi- ble something that We feel most deeply. lt is this that is peculiarly our own. lt is this, primarily, that has made our lite here a holy and happy one. We, the class of nineteen hun- dred forty-three can only say, "lt has been 'good for us to be here' " eg 1 X WWQNX 3 I, E WW' M f l37l SIENHUR CLASS E L F CILEXSS Ul'w1'x1 ClHlRS Pvcsidcrlt .,.A..A .... M ILDRED A. HQURIHAN ccfprcsidcnt ..., ...... R QSEMARY A. GLAVIN .5 C11'tL1v'y. A ..., DQRQTHY A. HEFFERNAN Tvcuxznu ,,A. ELIZABETH A. SHEEHAN E391 f-115 'ffl -A 3' KATHLEEN MARGARET BARDSLEY Uxbridge Spectking of English Wit-otnd who isn't these ddys-Kitty is the senior cldss's contribution to the "Keep 'Em Smiling" comporign. Even her most convincing grguments ore likely to be set forth in ct clipped rcrcy mdnner Which, in itself, provokes the ofmusement of her ciudience. Kitty is primdrily interested in Science but it is edsy enough to divert her conversoftion into other chgnnels, ornd it's even possible thot she might give g dissertottion on Child Psychology upon invitcrtion. Kitty hots kept us smiling for four yecrrs, we now beguecrth her to society, so thcrt she mory effect it similorrlyq. Sodcrlity, Clorssiccil Club, Vice-President 2, Athletic Club, Cflee Club, Drcimoitic Club, Treasurer 4, Metophysiccrl Club, Sociol Action Club, Vice-President, Science Club. l39l 441 0.4 RV, w . if 'Kg .Qt THERESA MARY CAMPBELL Worcester There are certain qualities ot truth that immediately betray its presence. ln Theresa these gualities take the form ot spontaneity and a complete lack of attectation. Her thoughts and feelings are quickly and openly manifest, with a good deal of common sense, This instinctive capacity for getting at the core ot things is, characteristically, not a source of pride for Theresa. With great good humor she laughs at her bluntness. But we have learned, sometimes to our chagrin, that there is more than meets the ear in Theresa's advice. Here is a girl that Will meet lite sguarely, and lite will reciprocate, Theresa. Sodality, Athletic Club, Science Club, Treasurer 4, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Discussion Clubg Literary Club. lflfll LOIS CLAIRE CARLETON North Adams We call her Bunny, you may call her Lois-it you're looking tor excitement-and the Faculty call her Claire. She's a clever history major, and there are moments which she spends seriously on education, too. Bunny's brightest teature is her Hcrowning glory"-it's red. Temperamental? Who is Bunny to deny the time-tested theory concerning red-heads? She has a friendly grin, however, that creeps around the corners ot her mouth destroying any semblance ot sternness she might be try- ing to eiiect. Bunny tinds amusement in almost any conversa- tion, and her hearty chuckle is as much a part ot Beligion class as is Father Sheehan. Sodality, Spanish Club, Athletic Club, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club. l Ill l Mun., '15 ALICE MARIE CARROLL Worcester Uoh-h man, listen to that bass." I-low often have we heard this appreciative phrase of Carroll's as she rhythmically 'lbeats it out" with Frankie Carle. Music - sweet, popular or classic-that's Carroll's forte. She has a good voice, too, and has been a soprano mainstay of A Cappella Choir and Glee Club for all four years. Of course, she's also deeply interested in biology, and will probably graduate an expert geneticist, but We've heard it rumored that even in the laboratory Dr. Smith has difficulty in controlling her lyrical outbursts. Thats the Carroll We've learned to love-may the World always find her singing. Sodality, Science Club, President 4, Cflee Club, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Athletic Club, Literary Club. l42l MILDRED THERESA CLARKE West Springfield Blonde, blue-eyed, With o definite woy of weoring sporty clothes-thot's Millie! With Bunny ond Elinor, she pursues CI cctreer in the scientific field, ond is doing very Well. She hos on omorzing repertoire of songs-ronging from the very old to the very new-ond com Write poetry oft the drop of o hcft. A dry scintillcrting sense of humor mcrkes her o Welcome member of ony group ond o hoppy selection for on ossociote editor of Elmoftcf. She finds time loetween choirmonships of dcrnces ond such to Write to "Don" Sodolityg Athletic Clubg Science Clubg lfletophysicol Cluhg Sociol Action Club, l 43 l 'R IANET MARGARET DIGGLES Newport Those who walk in measured stride and conquer daily the little things that make lite a struggle are at once a steadying torce in society and a progressive force in the march to eternity. Such a one is lanet. Her thoughts are on the best things ot lite. She knows that only in patience will these things be acquired, and that only through constant effort will they be fully attained. lt is a good lesson we have learned from you, Ianet. We know that you will impress the world as deeply as you have im- pressed us. Sodalityg Science Clubg Debating Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Clubg Discussion Club l44l MARGARET CLAIRE DONAHUE Holyoke ' U 'here is a virtue in her that is hard to detine. lt is a noble thing and has captivated the greatest minds. Dante depicts its growth alongside sanctitying grace. It is called courtesy. Claire is the gentle possessor ot this inward manitestation ot virtue. Where she is there are kindness and tair play. We have valued her companionship. Lite Where she is will loe more pleasant. We who leave her Will be poorer. Sodalityg Spanish Clubg Dramatic Clubg Literary Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Club. l45l MARY CONSTANCE DUDLEY South Hadley Falls For your consideration we now present-Miss Constance Dud- leyl Loyal, ambitious, gay and humorous, Connie possesses a most enticing manner ot making friends-and keeping theml For further references, see Maryl Connie's proficiency in the languages has been recognized and rewarded, and she now capably presides as president of "Le Cercle Francais." Dame Fortune is bound to smile her sweetest on such a thoroughly like- able personl Sodality, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Secretary 4, French Club, President 4, Spanish Club. l46l X C . MARY MARGARET DURKAN Agawam Glossy, dark hair, hazel eyes, and a slow infectious smile mark the presence ot 'Durkf' Calm, cheerful and always ready to lend a sympathetic ear to our Woes, 'lDurk's" company is much in demand. A bright light in English major, "Durk" also has a healthy interest in many extra-curricular activities, ably directing the Mission Committee and serving on dance committees as Well. Sodality, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Spanish Club, Athletic Club, l 47 l 5 s KATHLEEN ELIZABETH GERMAINE Easthampton uiet and unassuming, Kay has nevertheless found her right' ful place among her classmates of Forty-three. Twelve-thirty or eleven-thirty Cas class schedules may bel finds her at the "Cat" hobnobbing with Durk, Connie and Betty. She takes her French Major and Spanish Minor seriously, with the preference on Spanish CSi, si, senorl. Cne of the lucky ladies with a C card, she drives to and from Easthampton and is most generous when it comes to accommodating a fellow Elmite. Sodality, French Club, Spanish Club, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club. f 48 l X ROSEMARY ANNE GLAVIN Stockbridge You've heard of "laughing lrish eyes?" Well, this is Where the 'phrase originated. The gay and charming 'lRosie" is keenly interested in clothes, and is constantly amusing her friends with descriptions of a "different" looking dress that was "perfectly plain." At present she is very interested in a patriotic project- "Bundles for America." She can explain the project, describe the shop in Stockbridge, and solicit a donation in less time than can be imagined. Serving as our vice-president for the past two years, Rosemary has ably assisted our president in maintaining a perfect balance in our scholastic activities. Sodality, Class Vice-President 3-4, Social Action Club, Metaphysical Club. l 49 l Sli, NANCY MARY GORMAN Cheshire Wherein lies the secret of such a really happy disposition? There must surely be a secret, for it is with difficulty that Nancy conceals a smile. Life is too short for unhappy thoughts, and a kind word is easily given. l-lere is a lady who is a living Witness of that charming philosophy. Nancy is perfectly at home at Gur Lady of the Elms and she has made it more homelike for all of us. Sodality, Glee Clubg A Cappella Choirg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Club. I 50 l RITA ALICE GROVER Greenfield Rita is a delightful combination of the cheerful and serious. This is the natural outcome of her very real concern about a great number of things. Music ranks high in this list. And to this we ascribe the grace, balance, and precision that she calls into play on every occasion. Delightfully she expresses herself, and is quick to appreciate fine expression in others. Real humor evokes from our Rita the gavest laughter, which reveals the soft- ness of a lovely contralto voice. This is Rita as she leaves us. The best go with herl Sodality, Glee Club, Secretary 2, Vice-President 3, 4, A Cappella Choir, Dramatic Club, Elmata Staff. l5ll ELIZABETH MARY HAYES Pittsfield Ulf you want me, l'll be in my office." As a matter of tact, that's Where our editor-in-chief reigned supreme for the greater part ot her Senior year. She is the clever girl who quotes Shakes- peare, Biblical passages, or the latest popular expressions with equal accuracy and nonchalance. There are moments when Betty will be plumbing the depths ot an Ethics book--in the en- suing moment she'll be regaling the 'ldorm" with stories ot the antics of her dog "Tokie." We're not sure yet Whether or not Tokie is a figment ot the I-layes imagination-she's that kind of a girl. Sodalityg Glee Clubg Elmata, Editor-in-Chietg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Clubg Literary Clubg Discussion Club, President 3g A Cappella Choir. l52l A-6 DOROTHY ANNE HEFFERNAN Newport A poet sang of the lady whose sweetness, kindness and loveli- ness won his heart forever. And he had but seen this lady passing by. We who have lived with Dot for four years have found that in her these gualities emanate from a profound sin- cerity. Her mind is open. Truth is ever welcomed, and the more fully she partakes of it, the deeper is her humility. She is like Bobbie Burns' 'ibonnie wee thing"-a shining con- stellation of wit, grace, love and beauty. lt has been a delight to know her. Sodality, Secretary 2, Vice-Prefect 3g Discussion Club 3g Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Clubg Literary Club 4. f53l IACQUELINE MARY HOGAN West Springfield 44Still water runs deep." This ancient adage could never be more suitably applied to anyone than to lackie. Gentle and considerate, lackie moves quietly among her classmates saying little and accomplishing much. Having a definite interest in the field oi science, lackie does marvelous work Cand receives marvelous marks tor itll in the chemistry and biology labora- tories. Possessing a quiet charm all her own, lackie takes in her stride the long trek from West Springfield and back every day- characteristic ot Iackie. We expect great things ot you, lackiel Sodality, Science Club, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, l 54 l i i 1 l x l BARBARA FRANCES HOULIHAN Chicopee Our small, pretty, efficient business manager is indeed a busy person. With her lessons which she does exceedingly well, and her extra-curricular activities, in which she is equally suc- cessful, Barbara has never an idle moment. Amazingly energetic for one so small, she gives all her attention to Whatever she is doing, be the task great or small. Quick to recognize her depend- ability, We soon entrusted her with tasks Which put it to the test and We were never disappointed. We all recognize and applaud Barbara's spirit, and Forty-three has been a better class because she was a member of it. Sodality, Treasurer 4, Classical Club, Secretary 2, Debating Club, Elmata, Business Manager, Social Action Club, Metaphysical Club. l55l MILDRED AGNES HOURIHAN Easthainpton sN7e have chosen Millie as our class president, and not With- out just reason, for she has Wonderful qualities of leader- ship. She always has one hundred and one things to do, and, ever since We were Freshmen, it has been a puzzle to us to dis- cover where she finds the time to accomplish so much. However, her most outstanding guality is her loyalty to her friends. Anyone fortunate enough to call her friend will find that it is not just an idle Word. This, We think, is high tribute, Millie. Sodality, Class President 3, 4, Treasurer l, 2, Debating Club, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Elinata Staff. l56l ALICE MARY KANE Holyoke Kind, generous and blessed with a delightful personality, Alice Very quickly and definitely found her place in the class of '43 Dependable and unselfish, she was early marked for such responsible positions as chairman of the lunior Prom and director of the Social Committee of the Sodality. She charms all with her bubbling sense of humor and is sure to make her mark in the world. Sodalityg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Clubg Spanish Clubg General Chair- man of the lunior Prom, l57l I EILEEN WYNN KENNEDY Chicopee Eileen is tall and slender, Eileen is calm and Witty. What would you know more ot Eileen? That the long glamour bob or a perky feather clip become her equally? That she has a definite tlair for Wearing clothes and, furthermore, can make her own? That, calm and nonchalant, she takes in her easy stride lite in general and history major in particular? That she has reaped the harvest ot four years ot wonderful friendship with Rose, Alice, and Rita? What would you know more? Sodality, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Athletic Club. l 53 l as '73 ANNE ELIZABETH NESBIT Pittsfield With her ctir of good fellowship cmd comcrrctderie Anne hcts proven herself ot friend to everyone. She hcrs o cctlm cmd unperturbed good ndture which becomes ruffled only when she feels dn injustice hos been done. She hcts CI wonderful sense of folir ploty cmd probctbly gets this ctdmirotble virtue from the sports in which she excels. But sports ctre not her only interest. She is on ectrnest student, the possessor of or keen cmd logicotl mind, cmd hots momifested this to us mcmy times in the clossroom. For Anne, the future should be bright. Soddlity, Debating Club, President 4, Viceepresident 3, Secretory 2, Athletic Club, Trecxsurer 3, 4, A Cctppellcr Choir. l59l RITA CHRISTINE NOONAN Great Barrington Charm seems to be an elusive something that cannot be de- fined-it's like dimples, either you have them or you havent ln Rita's case, the charm of her smile needs no definition. A history major, Rita has volumes of information about royal dynasties, political factions, and social reforms, stored away under that wealth of blonde hair. She's more than a bit interested in athletics, too, and served as president of the Athletic Club during her Senior year. lt might be added that she's a Berkshire girl-need more be said? Sodality, Spanish Club, Athletic Club, President 4, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club. t6Ol 'VS x ANNE ELIZABETH O'CONNELL Worcester Deeply and sincerely Anne feels about life. She studies Well, Works with efficiency and determination, and is always on hand to enjoy a good time. Things of beauty often move her to tears, and a noble deed she is prompt to appreciate. l-fer loyalty has meant much to all her classmates and to her We wish a corresponding loyalty from the friends of her after-college life. Sodality, Dramatic Club, President 4, Classical Club, Treasurer 2, Spanish Club, Glee Club, A Cappella Choir, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, Literary Club, Discussion Club, Class Vice-President l, President 2. l6ll 47 GERTRUDE MARY O'CONNOR Chicopee UI'm not slow, l just don't give myself enough timel" With this amazing statement, Gertrude is Wont to reply to long-suffer- ing friends Cboth male and female? who Wait and Wait some morel Tall and Willowy and possessor of the most delightful sense of humor imaginable, Gert literally Walks in charm. A woman of varied talents and capabilities, Gertrude can bake a luscious pie or fruit cake as Well as capably preside over La Corte Castellana and play the gracious hostess to a throng of Second Lieutenants. Sodality, Spanish Club, President 4, Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Club. l 52 l KATHARINE MADELINE SHEA Springfield Among the most versatile in the Senior class, Kaye has been one of the greatest assets of '43 Artistic, literary, with a beautiful voice, she has been a source of pleasure to us for the past four years. Fortunately she likes to sing, for we enjoy listen- ing to her. She has a knowledge of the classics, is remarkable for her linguistic ability, and has Very decided Views which she defends with all her eloquence and sincerity. ln spite of her serious opinions on certain subjects, however, her Wonderful sense of humor is usually to the fore, and it has never failed to delight us since first we met her. Sodality, Prefect 4, Spanish Club, Vice-President 3, Metaphysical Club, Secre- tary 3, Glee Club, Social Action Club, Elmata Staff, Hojas de los Olmos, Busi- ness Manager 3, Chairman of the Senior Prom. t63l ? ELIZABETH ANNE SHEEHAN Longmeadow No doubt you have heard of dual personalities. We now present Forty-three's own example of this phenomenon- Betty Sheehan. Even her best friends never know what to expect from this mysterious Miss. One moment she is Elizabeth Anne Malloy, dignified, reserved, retiring. When in this mood she will converse intelligently on almost any subject, and with a gram- matical correctness which we all envy and admire. Then suddenly she is just l'Liz" with her hair in pigtails, making grimaces, coin- ing her own words and ready to talk nonsense with you for hours. She is auite an enigma, is Miss Sheehan, and one which we have never been able to solve. This secretly delights her and, we con- fess, it delights us, too. Sodality, Class Treasurer 3, 4, Spanish Club, Social Action Club, Metaphysical Club. f54l MARGARET MARY SPENCE Pittsfield We have found that Margaret is a capable girl With firm con- victions on any number of subjects. I-ler spirit is generous, and she is always a Willing helper to us less gifted members of her class-and this despite the fact that she has a full schedule. l-ler career will be interesting and varied, no matter what the field, and may fortune be with her. Sodality, Dramatic Club, Spanish Club, Vice-President 4, Discussion Club, Meta- physical Club, Social Action Club, Literary Club, Science Club, Secretary Zi t65l ELIZABETH ANNE SULLIVAN Northampton 7Way back in our early days when we were struggling with Freshman French, We dubbed Elizabeth Sullivan "La Petite." And because the name with its implications of all that is tiny and feminine was so apt, La Petite she has been to us ever since. Cf course, when linked with her surname, it sounds a little incongruousg but to us La Petite Sullivan signifies a small and dainty person with clear blue eyes and a quick dry humor which leaves no doubt in your mind that she comes from a long line of Irish ancestors. lt is With great reluctance that We have recourse to the trite platitude, "Good things come in small pack- agesf' but seldom indeed is it that you would find a smaller girl, and more seldom one that you would like as Well. Sodalityg Spanish Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Club. l 66 l HELEN ANNE SULLIVAN Springfield sN7hat shall We say of Bunny that hasn't already been said a million times or more? We all know she has the sweetest and most delightful personality imaginabieg We have agreed many times that her glossy auburn hair and creamy complexion are the envy of one and ally We've discussed with her many times her favorite topics, to Wit: chemistry, football games, the latest recordings and her pet war project. What shall We say of Bunny that hasn't been said a million times or more? Sodalityg Athletic Clubg Science Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Club. f 57 l a MARGARET ELIZABETH TIERNEY Pittsfield 65To dream, yet to do" is the paradox ot Peggie. She is silent on the subject ot her deeds. They need no heralding. But there are times when Peggie lets us hear about her dreams. May- be she is thinking ot these when she seems to us so silent. l-low could such ideals brook interruption? "When you come to the end ot a perfect day and sit alone with your thought," Peggie, may you know you have attained what you have dreamed. Sodalityg Discussion Clubg Metaphysical Club, President 3g Literary Clubg Athletic Clubg Social Action Club. l 53 l SYLVIA MERCEDES TORRES SABATER Puerto Rico UWho is Sylvia?" Who but Sylvia Mercedes Torres y Sabater y Laborde y Rivera, ot coursel One ot Puerto Rico's genial contributions to the class of '43, Sylvia has 'lwon her Wings" as a most likeable girl among girls by reason ot a sunny disposition and a Warm, generous nature. An eye tor clothes and the ability to dance "a la Rogers" rate those invitations to Holy Cross and Cornell. She divides her time between Week- ends with Eileen and vacations with Kaye. "I-lasta luego," a la iutura protesora de ingles. Sodalityg Spanish Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Club. l 59 l EILEEN FRANCES TRANT Holyoke Salutl A toast to the most popular girl in the class. Friends she can count by the dozens, and enemies she has none. A contagious giggle, laughing Irish eyes and a bewitching smile lurking at the corners of her mouth make Eileen, Eileen. Mar- velous material tor the teaching profession, Eileen takes her Edu- cation and English major seriously, but manages to find time to be capable director oi Cflee Club, and in her lovely soprano voice to render exquisite solos tor spell-bound audiences. Sodalityg Spanish Club, Secretary 4, Glee Club, President 4, Metaphysical Club, Social Action Club, A Cappella Choir. l70l EMIELIA IOSEFINA P. VALDIVIESO Ponce, Puerto Rico This lady of the dancing eyes has many a serious thought beneath that sparkling exterior. Gne of them is her Social Service Work. Any night around eight-thirty she can be heard muttering case histories to herself. Another, is her English major course. A Spanish Senorita, she labors diligently to acquire all the background of English literature that she may have over- looked in Puerto Rico. When Millin graduates, the island will be one amusing, efficient Elrnite richer-lucky island. Sodalityg Literary Clubg Spanish Clubg Metaphysical Clubg Social Action Clubg Discussion Club. f71l Q ELINOR AGNES WHITE Springfield SN? ith her gory lotugh ond sense of humor, Elinor hots endeored herself to otll with Whom she hos come in contoct. About the only time you will find her serious is just before exoms ond, once they ore over, she refuses to hold post-mortems, o postime in which most of us toke cr morbid delight, Though crt her best on the donce floor or plgying bgsketboll, in the clotssroom Elinor enters wholeheortedly into her every tosk. Well does she merit the title "Best All-Around Girl." Sodolity, Closs President l, Science Club, Vice-President 3, Athletic Club, Metophysicol Club, Sociol Action Club. f72l EXQMEMBERS Theresa A. Boyle Eleanor M. Malley Bray Mary Dowd Ann M. Boyd Dunbar Elizabeth Vincent Farr Kathleen Malone Maria McCallin Marion B. Primeau Meyers Margaret O'Connell lda E. Belanger Parent Sister Maria Baphael Alice M. Sullivan l. Claire Ouimette Sullivan IN BIEDIUBIADI N lanice Mary Sawyer died April 28, l94l Ianice loved lite and lived it positively. We who have once known her will never forget her. And we know that the angels received her at her coming. l73l SIENIIOR DIRECTORY BARDSLEY, KATHLEEN M. CAMPBELL, THERESA M. CARLETON, L. CLAIRE CARROLL, ALICE M. CLARKE, MILDRED T. DIGGLES, IANET M. DONAHUE, MARGARET CLAIRE DUDLEY, M. CONSTANCE DURKAN, MARY M. GERMAINE, KATHLEEN E. GLAVIN, ROSEMARY A. GORMAN, NANCY M. GROVER, RITA A. HAYES, ELIZABETH M. HEEFERNAN, DOROTHY A HOGAN, IACQUELINE M. HOULIHAN, BARBARA F. HOURIHAN, MILDRED A. KANE, ALICE M. KENNEDY, EILEEN W. NESBIT, ANNE E. NOONAN, RITA C. O'CONNELL, ANNE E. O'CONNOR, GERTRUDE M. SHEA, KATHARINE M. SHEEHAN, ELIZABETH A. SPENCE, MARGARET A. SULLIVAN, ELIZA ETH A. SULLIVAN, HELEN A. TIERNEY, MARGARET E. TORRES, SYLVIA M. SABATER TRANT, EILEEN F. VALDIVIESO, EMELIA P. WHITE, ELINOR A 25 Oak St., Uxbridge l4 Florence St., Worcester 90 Richmond Ave., North Adams l5 Wetherall St., Worcester 55 Hampden St., Indian Orchard 40 Annandale Road, Newport, R. I. l40 Pine St., Holyoke 2 Taylor St., South I-Iadley Falls 391 Meadow St., Agawam 54 Ferry St., Easthampton Church St., Stockbridge Cheshire, Mass. B0 Forest Ave., Greenfield 60 Charles St., Pittsfield I3 Dartmouth St., Newport, R. I. 838 Westfield St., West Springfield 6 Capt Mac St., Chicopee I45 Pleasant St., Easthampton ll8 Walnut St., Holyoke ll0 Bell St., Chicopee 47 Forest Pl., Pittsfield State Road St., Great Barrington 54 Laurel St., Worcester I8 Henry Harris St., Chicopee 291 Oakland St., Springfield 60 Edgewood Ave., Longmeadow 3 Montgomery Ave., Pittsfield 53 New South St., Northampton 24 Woodlawn St., Springfield 7l5 West St., Pittsfield 72 Ashford St., Guayama, Puerto Rico 247 Maple St., Holyoke l4 Union St., Ponce, Puerto Rico l24 Dorset St., Springfield CAP and GUWN SUNDAY CHAPEL PROGRAM Processiondi Hymn to Christ the King Steffen Veni Credtor Gregorion Blest Credtor of the Light Biggs Sermon The Reverend Pdui I. Murphy, SI. Solemn Benediction Celebrdnt, The Reverend Iohn R, Rooney, PhD. Dedcon, The Reverend Ieremidh P. Sheehgn, D.C.L. Sub-Deorcon, The Reverend Poul Murphy, Sl. Mdster ot Ceremonies, The Reverend George A. Shed, PhD, O Solutoris Florence Tdntum Ergo Gregoridn Praise Be to Thee Rofoei T751 SlElLlECCTlIONS FROM CAP AND GOWN ADDRESS We are here this afternoon to share with you the joy and dignity of the investiture of the Cap and Gown and to pray that you may always wear your honorable robe with all the dignity of Catholic womanhood-this robe which signifies glory, innocence, and purity. Those ot us who have passed beyond the years of college have seen wisdom and truth portrayed in many ways. Truth leads along a path rough and sometimes hard. The road of error is wide, but where wisdom and truth are, the path is narrow. Wisdom stands accurate and sincere, while error is hypocrisy. The world does not love sincerity, but how the world needs this sincerity todayl It seems as though all is one vast campaign-everybody trying to fool everybody else. Sincerity warms the heart and honors wisdom wherever she goes. Sincerity must be the handmaid of wisdom always. But the world will not tolerate it. St. lames has told us this in words very clear. Hypocrisy is spreading every- where. It has brought its train of sorrow and tragedy. Time after time, our Holy Father has lamented international distrust. lt does not matter if Christ said "Love your enemies." Sham without shame seems to be the motto. Truth lies prostrate. Gods wisdom is mockery, There is no place for sincerity in a world filled with hypocrisy. Sham! Shaml Sham! My dear Seniors, at the present day, one of the most important things in the world is the need of sincerity, a need of Catholic loyalty, of loyalty firm and unashamed, a sincerity that means no compromise with the world. Who is to blame for many of our disorders in the world today? The Catholics are to blame, God has given us the fullest share of His divine wisdom. "Let your light so shine before men that you may glorify your Father Who is in Heaven." If our world is so unsavory, it is because the Catholics have not brought the light into the darkness. If our civilization groans beneath hypo- critical selfish leaders, it is because of the Catholics. Catholics have been compromisers in the religion that God has given them. For such insincerity, there will be a severe reckoning before the throne of God. God does not want liberal Catholics. He wants honest ones, loyal ones to spread the Kingdom of PeaceeCatholics who will not gamble away the seamless robe of Christ's Church. l76l lt breaks Christ's heart that Catholic women and Catholic wives do not hold their standard nobly high. lt must break Christ's heart to witness the immodest dress ol young Catholic women, and their ideas ol company-keeping. lt must break Christ's heart to see mothers send their children to non-Catholic schools because the children want to go there. lt must break Christ's heart that to Catholic business women a career means more than the dignity of Catholic motherhood. lt must break Christ's heart when girls refuse the call of the cloister because they are so imbued with the attractions ot the world. lt must break Christ's heart to see those who have been trained in Catholic colleges bid their loyalty to anyone who will compromise their Catholic ideals. They are not sincere to the high things they have learned in the Catholic classroom. My dear Seniors, you are a chosen generation with the privilege ot pervad- ing the darkness with l-lis marvellous light. Emphasze that high calling with wisdom and glory, and that glory shown by the splendor of this academic gathering today. May Catholic womanhood always be the precious treasure ot the Catholic Church. This, l pray, that charity may more and more abide in you- that you may be sincere children ot God in the midst ot a perverse and wicked world. Yes, Seniors, be gentle and sincere and Christ will always know you as l-lis very own. Reception After Cap and Gown Exercises l77l AND YOU ARE THEY W H O H A V IE CCUNTIINUIED WITH US "Carpe diem." Your time is not tar in the distance. You have yet another year ot hte in the atmosphere that has been our sustenance tor tour years. You will see then, as We do now, that "parting is such sweet sorrow." QftIttltltINIHlt1DtIRS CLASS GIF 11944 CLASS UIFIFIIGILRS PTCSICICHT .....,. ......... .... ViCcfPrcsidcnt .... Treasurer .... Secretary ..... Class Flower Class Colors Class Hmto 79 . . .MARY G. SHAUGHNESSY . ,DORRIT C. WASHINGTON . . . , . .MARIORIE M. SMITH . . . .MARY C. MCDONNELL Iris Purple cmd Wllite Mary F. Coughlin FUOTLTGHTS COIN lFCOJlRTYflF0lUlR Though all the vari-colored neon lights along the "great white way" are dimmed this war-time year, immense throngs of ermine-clad and uniformed theatre-goers can still find their way to their favorite haunts where productions of various types and merits await public approbation. One play which is proving a delightful surprise is now being offered at the "Little Theatre." This unusual drama entitled "luniors Today" is the first of its type to be produced. Featuring the Crlee Club, College of Our Lady of the Elms, it may be termed the verbal diary of outstanding monthly events in this small eastern college, with a college lunior as narrator. Let's fall in behind the line of ticket buyers. This is one play that can't be missed! After an undetermined wait we purchase tickets and make our way into the theatre. The house lights dim! The orchestra leader raises his bfatonl As the stirring notes of the National Anthem fill the spacious hall, the great curtains part-the show is onl lt is September l7th, opening day at the college. The Glee Club forms a musical background for the lunior who is to be narrator. She stands silently while it swings into the rousing "School Days," then she begins: This is the record of our Iunior year. lust thinkl Our college career with all its joys and sorrows is almost over. lt hardly seems possible that but three years back we were verdant Freshmen-or could you ever call '44 naive? As one of our first duties each Iunior, taking pity on the new Frosh, chose one to be her Freshman sister and shielded her from Senior taunts and jibes during hazing week. Then, too, the Iunior Class, true to its unchanging nature, decided to continue along another year with the same class officers. fHere the orchestra leader calls for a roll on the drumsl "Ladies and gentle- men, salute Mary 'Shaun,' Dorrit Washington, Mary McDonnell, Marge Smith, The fate of our beloved lunior Class rests with theml" With this, she steps back for a moment while the Glee Club introduces October events with the familiar "Harvest Moon," then: "Now that the Septem- ber glow had somewhat receded from Iunior faces, we settled down to studying with a vengeance that astonished many. There was a lot to be accomplished on the education front by us, the students of America, this year, and a good beginning predicts a successful ending, The highlight of our second month in school was the annual Halloween party and, while witches roamed and goblins shrieked, study was forgottenl Fun reigned supreme!" The narrator has hardly finished speaking when the orchestra begins the beautiful "Falling Leaves," the song chosen to represent November. This being finished, the narrator interrupts our reverie saying: "November, with falling leaves and crisp days, was filled with action for all the lunior Elmites, whether it was the 'Little Sister' tea, a very sophisticated affair which we gave for our Freshman sisters at the Hotel Sheraton, or those ever-lurking quarterly 'exams' or November's climaxvthe Elmata dance-which found the entire student body, luniors definitely included, attending en masse. Our days were crammed full of activity, the way college days should bel" Before the leader can raise his b6ton, the narrator steps to the edge of the stage: "Ladies and gentlemen, you all know this song-let's join the Glee Club as it sings 'White Christmas' " CNeedless to say, we don't have to be l8Ul coaxed, and when at last the tumult dies down, the narrator begins againb "Thank youl Well, the weather man gave us plenty of snow this December, and his contribution only added to the holiday spirit that prevailed within our spacious halls. The traditional Christmas party was a revelation in itself. The Glee Club and Dramatic Club united their talents to present the story of the Nativity. We witnessed the Annunciation CMary was portrayed by Rita Rodden, Gabriel by Dorothy Savoitl, the Visitation CMary McDonnell was feae tured as Elizabethl, the Nativity Cwith Marjorie Smith as loseph and Dorothy Mulry as the Angell, the Shepherds, and the Coming of the Magi. The Cilee Club outdid itself, and we, the lunior Class, honor our soloist, Helen Prender- gast, for her beautiful rendition of 'O Holy Night' Special tribute was given that evening to Mother lohn Berchmans, who celebrated her 50th Anniversary as a Sister of Saint Iosephf' The Cwlee Club chooses "Winter Wonderland" to herald Ianuary's jottings. "After returning from the shortest Christmas vacation on record, college life returned to normal again. First of all, there was the SenioreAlumnae basket- ball game, followed by an informal 'Vic' dance. On Ianuary 22 two luniors, Mary Shaughnessy and Mary Coughlin, journeyed to Worcester to meet, in verbal combat, two Holy Cross stalwarts, We lost the debate, but Mary Shaughnessy easily earned the title of the evenings most outstanding speaker. Of course since we are in college to fit ourselves for later life, mid-year exams are a necessary evil and luniors, wearing a 'chin-up' expression, emerged from the debris of exams with a tired but triumphant expressionl' February! The orchestra swings into a medley of the gay, yet haunting, Strauss waltzes, to announce-waitl Heres the narrator, eyes dancing, excite- ment in her voice as she says: Ulunior Proml l'm sure there must have been magic in these words, for they cast a spell over the whole college. We luniors chose Coletta McCabe as our general chairman, and then put on a drive for tickets to the tune of laynie Crean's 'lunior Prom is coming, comingl' Relying on the adage that co-operation is the secret of success, we rallied behind the various sub-chairmen. The resultl How can mere words express perfection? Thanks to Midge Sausvilles skillful artistry, the gym was transformed into the New York evening skyline you know so well-silver stars glistened against l81l a black and silver ceiling-vari-colored lights caught the skyline drawn in silver along the darkened walls-the orchestra CKen Beeves, by the wayl was mounted on a platform, with a silver background-'neath the balcony was a huge mural of Brooklyn Bridget At intermission, couples strolled under a garland-strewn arbor into what closely resembled your favorite roof-garden. Palms, grass, flowers, bright evening dresses, the Army rubbing elbows with Navy men and civilians, waitresses rushing to and fro-what beautiful con- fusion! This could go on and onelet it suffice to say that the whole college turned out to spell 'success' in glittering letters to our lunior Prom." The narrator waits until the Glee Club finishes the Lenten Hymn, "Stabat Mater," before beginning again: "The state of world affairs is one to be con- demned, not vaunted-therefore, Our Lady of Elms devoted these days to a continuous prayer for a just peace with victory." One can easily tell the outstanding event of the next month, for the Glee Club chooses as the song for April-"The Easter Parade." Helen Prendergast, forty-four's soloist, now steps to the edge of the stage to sing Victor Herbert's beautiful "Maytime." As she finishes, the narrator speaks again: "As the second last school month rolled around, it brought with it a series of great events: Mary's Day, the Cral Expression Contest, the Annual Debate, and, last but not least, final exams. lt must be noted that there was no rationing of lunior talent in any of the afore-mentioned events." Can it be lune already? Must be, for when the Glee Club finishes "Moon and the Stars," the narrator speaks for the last time: "Tune, warm days, bright dresses, Baccalaureate Sunday, and Commencement Day. There was a tear or two in the eyes of every lunior as she watched the members of the Senior Class stand to receive their diplomas. Yes, there were tears, tears of pride, as we watched the Senior Class of Fortysthree step forth from the protecting walls of Our Lady of the Elms to teach her principles to a waretorn world. Suddenly a queer sensation took possese L sion of the lunior Class. For three years we ' had witnessed Commencement exercises, but now things were different-never again would we watch, we would be watched, We were now the Senior Class at OLE. We hated to relinquish memories of past events, but each lunior, l'm sure, looked forward eagerly to what the future would hold for Forty-four." As the narrator leaves the stage, the Cflee Club closes the program with the college "Alma Mater." Applause fills the theatre and, when the tumult has died away, the people file slowly out of their seats. The show is over, until next yearl Mary F. Coughlin l 82 l JUNIOR AUTH, MARIE C. BONNELL, PATRICIA E. CALLAHAN, CATHERINE COUGHLIN, MARY E. CREAN, IAYNE F. DONAHUE, MARGARET M. DOOLY, MARY A. DOOLING, MARY A. FEHILY, MARY R. FITZPATRICK, CLAIRE A. FOLEY, GRACE F. GOBEILLE, DORIS C. HARTY, MARY G. HULLER, ELIZABETH M. LACH, ESTHER M. MALCOLM, MIRIAM A. MEYERS, MARY K. MULRY, DOROTHY R. MCCABE, COLETTA A. MCCARTHY, MARY E. MCDONNELL, MARY C. MCGRATH, MARGUERITE M. MCKENNA, MARIE C. OGOZALEK, CECELIA M. O'LEARY, WINIERED M. PRENDERGAST, HELEN P. REDDINGTON, LUCILLE M. RODDEN, RITA A. ROWLEY, ANNE E. SAUSVILLE, MARGARET M. SAVOIT, DOROTHY E. SHAUGHNESSY, MARY G. SMITH, MARIORIE M. WASHINGTON, DORRIT C. WILLIAMS, IEAN R. DIIRIECCTOIRY f83 607 Belmont Ave., Springfield 53 Bonnerville Ave., Chicopee I6 Shaffner St., Worcester l57 Brown Ave., Holyoke 239 State St., Northampton Northfield 36 Worcester St., Grafton 37 Frederick St., North Adams 326 South St., Pittsfield 56 Massasoit Ave., Springfield I24 Center St., Holyoke Huntington Barre 163 Beech St., Holyoke 2 Pine St., Chicopee Falls l5I Oak St., Indian Orchard 6 Green St., Shelburne Falls 3 Dix St., Worcester School St., Lenox 3 Marlborough St., Springfield l96 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 14 Holyoke St., Easthampton I4 Haynes St., Worcester 72 Main St., Chicopee Falls 39 North Summer St., Holyoke 159 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield I2 Pond St., Pittsfield ll West School St., Westfield 62 Hall St., North Adams ll8 Dewey St., Bennington 215 King St., Springfield 44 Summer St., Milford 45 Plantation St., Worcester 86 Armory St., Springfield 57 Grant St., Utica EUR THE KING HAS GREATLY DESIRED THY BEAUTY Corry on, Sophomores, in the tradi- tion. You ore still buoyont ond hope- ful, cmd your courage is full of forth. We, your sister closs, wont to tell you thot your memories of Our Lordy of the Elms will be deor ones. SEEHEMEEES CLASS UF 1945 CLASS UlFlFlIlC MRS Prcsidcnt .,...... ,...... M ARY M. MAHQNEY ViCCfPrcsidcm ..... ,,.,, E UGENIA F. SCANLCN Tvwasurcr ,..... ...,... ll fl!-XRY D. MURPHY Secretary.. ..... DORQTHY A. FLYNN Class Flower Amemccm Beauty Class Colfvrs Red cmd Wllite Class H:stor1'a1 Dorothy A, Flynn l95l SUPHUMURE STANZAS The breeze blew warm, the day was fair, When last we basked in summer's air. For on the sixteenth we arrived, Regretful of pleasures to be deprived, Yet eager, still, to see old friends, For that's how vacation always ends. "Have you seen Helen?" "Kay's grown so fat!" "Gosh, Martha's got the sweetest hat!" "Where did Anne go?" "What did Rose do?" "Don't tell me you've a new trench-coat, tool" "I wonder if Eris is going to come back . . ." "Oh, l'll never find the time to unpack!" So on it goes, far into the night, And we laugh at the Freshmen's sorry plight, For we are Sophomores, as for the rest - Why they all know our class is bestl lust a year ago-but that's gone by . . . The year that's here-we'll give it a tryl And you may be sure we'll come out on top, 'Cause we're the Sophs, and Sophomores can't be stopped! And so we frolicked through the weeks, It's little of knowledge a Soph first seeksl Until, what was needed to sober youth's air Came along, in the form of three days of prayer. Three beautiful daysl-Forget them?-No, never! With Fathers discussions, so gentle, so cleverl We all wore bright halos, were proud of their gleam, And vowed that a Sophomore's should ne'er tarnished seem Then carrie the morrow, the wond'rous tomorrow The Senior awaits with both joy and with sorrow, When, head held so high, but with heart pressing down, She first proudly wears her cap and her gown, And our eyes become misty, quite suddenly, with gloom For our turn would comefand that all too soon ..., But gayer events were soon to be seen, Along with the coming of Halloween. The Sophs gave a party, the best in the books, Complete with its cornstalks, and pumpkins-and spooksl An old-time revival, the crowd had to roar, For Ruth was the leader-now need I say more? l86l Along about then we succumbed to romance, And drifted our way through the Elmata dance. The Seniors presidedeSophs turned out in form ln glam'rous attire, and took all by storm, And men from the air-base, and men from the Cross Began to appreciate what made up a Sophl So humming "White Christmas" and "Serenade in Blue," We planned in the future some dates with them, too. But dreams were soon shattered by grim practicality. And we were all jolted to face stark reality, We started to study, to slave and to cram. Good grief! lt was time for those dreaded examsl Logic and history, math and francais! Tous etaient difficiles-oui, ouifmais tres, tres? Biology, Latin, English and German And Spanish-and, oh goshl-we'll just never learn 'eml But exams grew passe in the joy of vacation, And Thanksgiving saw us obsessed with elation, lust cramming ourselves with the turkey and stuffings And football games, dances, and those silly nothings ..., And after vacation we came back to college, Resolving that this term we'd glean so-o-o much knowledgel But strong resolutions grew weaker and so We allotted our time to that great USG. Writing letters by bushels to ease lonely hearts, We talked with them, danced with them, all did our part. The Sodality helped with a "Victory Punch." We bought stamps and war bonds falong with our lunchll Though some weren't guite certain what were fighting for, We all had the same thought, to help win the war. A Slit i ,, X - E 5 K , I f87l And while on the campus the soft snowflakes piled, We chanted our carols to honor the Child. "Adestes Fidelisu and "Venid Pastores" Were sung by the Glee Club, in beautiful chorus. Our hearts filled with Christmas, the sweetest of all, Our minds turned toward Christ and His birth in a stall Hlesu Bambino," our hearts prayed that night, "O Iesu Bambino, come! Make the world rightl "O, Infinite Child, where in rags Thou dost lie. . . . Bring peace, O just God! Still misery's cry!" The New Year arrived and we all took up arms To show off the Sophs' brains as well as their charms. We really were students at least for awhile, We barely had time to just manage a smile, Except for those sessions we held in the "caf" And the fun after lights-gosh, a Soph needs a laughl And so we were students, not only in name, 'Til the school woke us up with a basketball game: The Senior-Alumnae-what more does one need To imagine the Seniors away in the lead? Thus, the tournament started, and needless to say The Sophs won in every game coming their wayl Anne Malloy was our captain, she built up the team To the peak of perfection, the height of our dreams. Along about then we indulged in debates, And to be on the team was an act of the fates. For the first was in Worcester, at Holy Cross College, We envied our classmates, possessed of such knowledge That they could discuss the world's post-war relations, And leave us despairing of such fine vacations! But we carried on, just possessed with one thought, Of exams that were coming, and that next week brought The proof of our fears, our penance through life, But somehow we passed through the dark stage of strife Though all was not sunshine, for carne the unveiling: On cards which reported just where we were failing. And many a Soph had a just but terse letter, Advising for next term the Sophs do much betterl "Oh come to the Prom" was the next campus cry, And Sophs aren't the ones to let proms just go byl So glorious in satin or lame or lace, Or faille or velvet, we set a gay pace. Under spell of the music and gay crystal ball, And flowers and favors and "tuxes" and all, And uniforms Ceven if only non-comll l88l We lauded the luniors for giving that Prom. Coletta McCabe was the Hchargee d'affaires," She handled it right, with precision and care. That class set a new high, a challenge unfurled, For the Sophs to surpass in the gay, social world. The famed losef Meier was then featured in town, Our Choir A Cappella was to share his renown, For we were invited-the chorals to sing, While he, as the Christus, Gods message did bring. "Did I not teach men their brethren to love? Come, and together seek Heaven above! Lay down your arms, cease this death and this lossl Lift up thine hearts and come, follow My crossl" This message of hope we felt, watching the play, And our hearts turned with joy to that glorious day The cannons would silence, the guns cease to roar, And loved ones would bid us farewell-nevermorel lust about ready for some relaxation, We had it-in form of an Easter vacation. And decked in new suits with our flounces and frills, We reveled in green grass and bright daffodils, And crocus and violets and all springs presages, . . We felt as all students have, down through the ages Some term it "spring fever," and call it what may It just means you're dreaming, pensively lack-a-dayl "Mary's Day" saw us en masse at her shrine, Imploring for aid with her Son, God Divine. ln solemn procession we garnished her bowers l89l With our hearts and our prayers, as well as our flowers. The "Public Assembly in Oral Expression" lllumined the stars of dramatic profession. Genius blazed forth, we were carried away By Shakespeare and Chaucer and Edna Millay. Once again they were here, those orgies of night, For final exams found us in sorry plight. "Oh, why didn't l study?" we cried through our tears, But marks came and Sophs saw how foolish their fears. Upholding tradition, doing high average work, We promptly resolved next year's pleasures we'd shirk, And we'd set a standard, the highest as yet, Forty-five-'s going to make itgon that you can betl The Senior Play featured the class that we love, Our dear Senior sisters-for they've plenty of The unity, good-will, and everything best That we'll strive to follow, along with the rest. Commencement Day dawned, so glorious and bright, To equal the thrill of that wonderful sight, The Seniors-our Seniors-so solemn and sad, And we knew they were thinking of happiness had. A long look at the grotto-there's a tear in that eye, Then into the chapel to whisper, "Goodbye," A last walk through the dorm, now deserted and bare, But still reminiscent of friendships formed there. We aren't just quite certain what Sophomores should do But strangely we feel rather let-down and blue. For though well we know we'll be back here next year, ln many a Soph's eye there glistens a tear: For friends that we're leaving, for sisters so true, For classes and dances and each , rendez-vous, For long hikes to Dutchland, for "dogs" at the "caf," For "cokes" at the drug-store and every glad laugh, And-Ol So many othersl Yesl Well miss them all, But they'll be here, waiting for us, in the fall. Though absent and far, to their memory we'll cling, 'Til once more united, "Alma Mater" ' we sing. Dorothy A. Flynn l 90 l SOIPHOMOIRIE BLANCHET, IEANNE M. BROWN, FRANCES M. BUGBEE, MARIORIE A. BYRNE, MAUREEN I. CHAPDELAINE, RITA M. CHOOUETTE, RITA M. CLANCY, ANN T. DONAHUE, ROSEMARY F. DONOHUE, BETTY ANN DOWER. CATHERINE ANNE DUGGAN, ANNMARIE L. DUPREE, AILEEN E. DURNIN, CATHERINE E. EISENMANN, IOAN E. FITZGERALD, MARY R. FLYNN, DOROTHY A. GONYNOR, RUTH P. GRANFIELD, MARY B. GREANEY, FRANCES M. HARCOURT, ANN P. HOFFMAN, MARGARET M. IACONI, FLORENCE M. KEATING, IOAN G. KELLEY, CATHERINE S, LA BRANCHE, YVETTE Q. MAHONEY, MARY M. MALLOY, ANNE T. MARTIN, MARY M. MCDONNELL, ELIZABETH F. MCDONNELL, SHEILA R. MULLIGAN, HELEN P. MURPHY, MARY D. NUGENT, IMELDA G. O'BOYLE, LUCILLE M. O'BRIEN, DOROTHY M. O'BRIEN, ELIZABETH A. O'LEARY, MARY M. PRENDERGAST, ALICE G. QUINLAN, MARY MARTHA QUIRK, ELIZABETH A. RITCHOTT, PAULA 1. RYAN, LILIAN A. SCANLON, EUGENIA F. SHEEHAN, MARY A. TIO, ERIS D. WHITE, MARGUERITE T. 9 DIRECTORY 80 Hamilton St., Southbridge 141 Pendleton Ave., Springfield 39 Granfield St., Chicopee 71 Woodlawn St., Springfield 53 Lemuel Ave., Chicopee 299 Sergeant St., Holyoke 175 lohnson St., Springfield 32 Curtis Terrace, Pittsfield 31 Freeland St., Worcester 10 Camden St., South Hadley 42 St. lames Ave., Holyoke Peterborough, N. H. 102 Notch Road, North Adams 81 Ventura St., Springfield 135 Davenport St., Chicopee 55 George St., West Springfield 20 Willow St., Whitinsville 35 Weller Ave., Pittsfield ll Wawecus Rd., Worcester 288 East Main St., North Adams 98 South Church St., Pittsfield 21 Berkeley St., Worcester 323 Nottingham St., Springfield 70 Canterbury St., Worcester 27 Leclair Terrace, Chicopee 18 Hancock St., Worcester 22 Abbott St., Greenfield 14 Caroline St., Worcester 198 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 237 Locust St., Holyoke 31 Oak St., Uxbridge 44 Granfield St., Chicopee 318 Walnut St., Holyoke 26 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield 327 Carew St, Springfield ll Kalmar St., Worcester 3 Fairfield Ave., Holyoke 159 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield 201 Bradford St., Pittsfield 278 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls 45 Stearns Terrace, Chicopee 18 Lincoln St., Webster 92 Barnard Ave., Watertown 100 lackson Extension, Methuen Central Aguirre, Puerto Rico 20 Seymour St., Worcester 11 IIN THY CCUMIEIUINIESS AND BEAUTY S IE T O TU T AND RIEIIGN Crusaders, you are being trained for a holy cause. Four years of maneu- vering looks long and hard. It is a challenge to you. The sweetness of having conquered will be reward suf- ficient. XINIRHESHMIIIIESN CLASS OIF 119416 CCILASS OIFIFIICCIEIRS Presiclent ....,.. ..............,....... A VIS E. ODONNELL ViccfPrc.siclcnt ...,. ...QA M ARGARET M. SWQRDS Treasurer ...., ,.... M . VIRGINIA MURPHY Secretary ..... .... M ARY IANE FLOOD Class Flower Gardenia Class Colors Maroon and Silver Class Historian M. Virginia Murphy l93I Sl1lLlI-llOlUlETTlE 11N GREEN COR PORTRAIT U11-7 A lFROSl1-11 September 14, 1942 Dear Diary, Goodness, but my room looks emptyl The closet with vacant shelves cmd hooks, my dressing table as neat as a pin, all the snapshots gone from my mirror, my Sleepy Doll, Mary Ellen, safely packed away-what a lonesome picture! The expressman came for my trunk today, and at three minutes past four 1 saw him lift my shiny black pride into the truck and slowly drive away. 1've finally finished sewing on my name tapes, and now all is in readiness, awaiting my departure. September 15, 1942 Dear Diary, Tomorrow is going to be one of the biggest days in my life. In less than twenty-four hours 1'l1 be at school, starting college days. Nothing remains to be done, and the state of apprehension, 1 fear, is causing this prospective Freshman to be just a wee bit nervous. Mom really overdid the dinner tonight. We had a delicious thick steak smothered in mushrooms, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and, for dessert-ohl luscious graham cracker piel 1'm afraid that was the last genuine piece of steak that l'l1 be able to enjoy until after the "duration" September 16, 1942 Dear Diary, "1 came, 1 saw-" and time alone will tell whether "1 conquered." ln place of the last 1 can substitute, for the moment, "1 registered." The Freshmen arrived in the afternoon of a glorious Indian summer day 'mid a flurry of taxis tgas is rationed, you knowl, suitcases, rubber boots, and mothers. Our class numbers forty. and, 1 might add, is one of the prettiest groups to put in an appearance at OLE. in many a year. Tonight the Seniors invited Cor should 1 say Hpersuadedul us to introduce ourselves to them and the rest of the college by means of nonsensical and embarrassing questions. Ah, welll the day of reckoning shall come when we are Seniors. September 17, 1942 Dear Diary, The college calendar said, and l quote, "Classes begin." Need 1 say more? September 26, 1942 Dear Diary, The upperclassmen had told us Freshmen of the traditional "Elms Night," but it far surpassed our greatest expectation. For the first-year students it was the culmination of initiation week, that epoch of air raids, umbrellas, and black cotton stockings which will be inscribed for future generations in the annals of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, After our class had exhibited its many and varied talents, we were served a buffet lunch in O'Leary Hall and formally received as "Elms girls," having endured a week of "the wearin' of the green." 1941 October 19, 1942 Dear Diary, This is my first week-end. Everybody is in seventh heaven, and the Fresh- men, faintly humming the familiar strains of "Home, Sweet 1-lome,' are waiting for trains. October 14-17, 1942 Dear Diary, ln October of every year, the Spiritual Retreat is held. This year Father Paul Power conducted it, and it was judged to be a success by everyone. It was the first retreat that 1 had ever made, and it left a lasting impression on me. It gave me a far clearer comprehension of my religion than 1 had ever expected and left me with a renewed feeling of faith and hope. October 25, 1942 Dear Diary, Down the aisle they slowly came, proudly wearing the academic cap and gown for the first time, Sounds like a line in a story, doesn't it? But that is the only description 1 can justly use for those Seniors, the same girls of whom we stood in awe that first week. The sermon delivered so eloquently by Father Murphy was the perfect advice for a young woman entering the world today. 1 felt so proud of our Seniors when they marched back up the aisle again, eyes shining and heart high. October 31, 1942 Dear Diary, Those Sophomoresl On the official record they are the largest class in the school, but in my estimation they are also the craziest, wittiest, happiest, and cleverest class as well. That minstrel show will never be egualed unless, of course, by the class of '46 The cider and doughnuts, accompanied by real Elms vocalizing, brought a hilarious evening to a reluctant close. Thanks, Sophs, for a grand tirnel November 14, 1942 Dear Diary, The "Elmatal" The Freshmen turned out in grand style for the first dance of the year. 1 wore my new dress, and I really felt quite elated about the whole affair. The gym was cleverly decked out in banners, and the harvest theme predominated. The music was perfect and a marvelous time was had by all. December 8, 1942 Dear Diary, We waited long and practiced diligently for this night, and not in vain. On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception every year the Freshmen are received into the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin, and tonight was our night. lt was cold and an icy wind was blowing, but no one seemed to mind. This time it was the class of '46 who proudly led the procession into the chapel and took their places in the front seats. Father Murphy made a return visit and addressed us as beautifully as he had the Seniors less than two months 1951 before. Father Sheehan placed the medal around the neck of each new member and presented the diplomas. Benediction brought the ceremony to an end. A reception followed which was highlighted by a presentation of "The White Cliffs of Dover." Who else save a Freshman could do it so won- derfully? December l8, l942 Dear Diary, Classes were concluded today for the year and l, in a rejuvenated mood, am making great preparations for the homeward journey for the Christmas holidays, Even though packing must be quickly done, dear Diary, l must spare a few minutes to tell you about the Christmas play. l will be honest with you and admit that l didn't see it, but could only listen, l was one of the lesser members of the Ctlee Club, a soprano in the last row on the right. We sat upstairs in the balcony, and thus were deprived of viewing the pageant. l missed a beautiful sight, l know, but l felt most important in my minor capacity, Reverend Mother john Berchmans was honored by the Alumnae and by the students with a vocal and spiritual tribute, in recogni- tion of her fiftieth year in religious life. December l9, l942 Dear Diary, The station with impatient potential travelers was overcrowded. Everyone rushed frantically about at the last minute, vainly searching for ticket, bag, or friend. My train was one of the few rare ones on time, and laden with suitcases, hats, and numerous nondescript articles, l managed to clamber aboard. Here l am at home, two hours later, ready for a festive holiday season, january 3, l943 Dear Diary, lt was great to see everybody again, although it was with many regrets and backward glances that l left home, Another year has just begun to unroll, and "mid-years" are just around the corner. Ch-emorbid thoughtl f9t3l january 16, 1943 Dear Diary, I guess I neglected to tell you of one of the important activities of the ever- busy Freshmen. With the basketball season in full swing, it cannot be said that the Freshmen are lagging behind. We, of the bench-warming category, cheer lustily for our more athletic sisters, a capable sextet ably captained by Dorothy Kelly. Thus far, we have progressed favorably, winning our first game over the Seniors. Tonight, however, the two Freshmen teams played a preliminary contest which preceded the annual Senior-Alumnae game, won, naturally, by our Seniors. A sport dance followed, a delightful diversion for the hard-working students. Needless to say, we enjoyed ourselves to the utmost, quite typical of the "Frosh." Ianuary 25-29, l943 Dear Diary, Mid-year exams! This period was characterized by the following: study, the like of which is virtually unheard of, sleepless nights, blue books, and nervous Elms girls. This week-end was well earned by all concerned. February 5, l943 Dear Diary, Oh, night of nights! Oh, joy unequaled! The evening was perfect for the dance of the year, the Iunior Prom. Outside, it was a veritable winter won- derland. The snow wore ci crusty layer of stardust, and a silvery sliver of moon was set in the jet black heavens. Inside, I hardly could believe such a transformation could ever take place in the gym. The soft lights, lovely setting, and sweet music just carried me away. The beautiful bevy of Elms girls was there, in taffetas, silks, laces, and nets, with gardenias, camellias, and orchids displayed on every shoulder. Of course, "he" escorted me, and the evening just sped by on wings. Before I realized it, it was one o'clock, and I was saying "good-night" to "him" in front of O'Leary I-Iall. Oh, dear Diary, such a supreme night! April 24, 1943 Dear Diary, l'm very much ashamed of myself, for I promised faithfully that I would write daily in my little book of personal history. You've been reposing on my desk, untouched for almost three months now, and today I must make up for lost time. "Tempus fugit" is oh, so true. It seems as if the Prom were just yesterday. Since I last wrote, we've had our patriotic program for February, The Passion Play, and ever so many little incidental events that make college so much fun. Classes began again yesterday, after a wonderful Easter vaca- tion, so I can tarry no longer. May 8, 1943 Dear Diary, Marys Day. This ceremony was the sweetest, loveliest, and most beautiful that we Freshmen have yet seen. It seems that I've been saying that about everything, but just let me tell you about it, dear Diary, and I know you'll agree. Each of the girls was daintily attired in a long, flowing gown, and the procession moved slowly to the grotto. The blossoming apple trees formed l97l' a fragile pink and white arch for us. The hymns and garlands added just the right touch to the scene, At last we reached our destination and Mary was formally crowned Queen of the May. Everything bespoke the gentle and loving ways of our Blessed Mother today, and I know that our humble tribute must have pleased her. Iune 6, 1943 Dear Diary, Today is Baccalaureate Sunday. This afternoon, for the last time before graduation, the Seniors donned their caps and gowns and took their respec- tive places in the Chapel. The sermon was most fitting for the occasion and excellently delivered. The last seven days have been busy ones for the Seniors, the spotlight of activities having been focused on them. Everything has been in a happy state of confusion. Commencement week has been just a lovely jumble of gifts, diplomas, dancing, new gowns, final get-togethers, and maybe a few tears, lune 7, 1943 Dear Diary, The glorious sun streamed in through the stained glass windows of the Veritas Auditorium, casting a rosy glow on the whole scene. A bright new day had dawned, and upon the stage in the place of honor sat the proud, happy Seniors. The graduation exercises lent the right atmosphere to the day itselfeso simple and true, yet solemn and dignified, The Glee Clubs selections gave words and music to the thoughts in every heart of the depart- ing class, After the degrees had been conferred, the class of '43, the new Alumnae of OLE., made their way slowly back up the aisle, with tears of joy and sadness in every eye. Those four years had gone by so swiftly, they said, as they took their fond farewell. "Gone but not forgotten" really expresses the sentiment of all of us. lune 8, l943 Dear Diary, Home again! Unless my memory fails me, just yesterday l was saying, "l'll be so-o-o glad to settle down to peace and quiet again." Well, dear Diary, I must admit that that state is a little too strenuous for this prospective Soph. No bells, no classes, no gab-fests in the caf, no trips down to the centereeverything seems so strange. As l read back over the history of our class, l felt a little lonesome. We did have a wonderful year, didn't we? It won't be long until September, so until then, dear Diary, Hadiosf' M. Virginia Murphy, j i f98l IFIRIESIHIMIAN BARDSLEY, H. PATRICIA BOLAND, LOIS I. BREAULT, EVELINE R. BROPHY, PATRICIA E. BRUNTON, MARITA D. CALLAHAN, DOROTHY M. DALEY, ANN M. DIETRICH, MARGARET A. DILLON, M. ESTHER DONOHUE, MARY A. DOWLING, PATRICIA M. FANNING, MARY LOUISE FITZGIBBONS, HELEN T. FLOOD, MARY IANE GEDDES, CLAIRE M. GIBSON, MARY G. HAFEY, THERESA M. IOHNSON, MARIORIE IANE KELLY, DOROTHY M. KENNEDY, RUTH W. LACHAT, LEONA M. MCALPINE, A. IOSEPHINE MURPHY, M. VIRGINIA MURRAY, ALICE T. O'DONNELL, AVIS E. PAOUETTE, CLAIRE A. QUINN, CATHERINE M. REINHARD, E. IANE SENECAL, MARIE N. STANTON, M. ANNETTE STONE, BERTHA T. STREET, MARIANNE T. SULLIVAN, ELIZABETH A. SWORDS, MARGARET M. SYNER, CLAIRE A. DIRECTORY 25 Oak St., Uxbridge 6 Elmwood Ave., North Adams l Broadway, Chicopee Falls 59 Carson Ave., Dalton 42 Ranney St., Springfield 16 Shaffner St., Worcester 35 Woodside Ter., Springfield 643 Lakeway Drive, Pittsfield 7 Waldo St., Holyoke 16 California Ct., Clinton 128 Pleasant St., Holyoke 230 Montgomery St., Chicopee Falls 40 Columbus Ave., Holyoke 752 Longmeadow St., Longmeadow Mendon Road, Ashton, R. I. 26 Linden St., Holyoke l50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee Asheville, North Carolina 16 Gates St., Worcester ll0 Bell St., Chicopee 56 Park Place, Winsted, Conn. 1456 Dwight St., Holyoke 48 Howard St., Pittsfield 38 Davenport St., Chicopee 52 Craiwell Ave., West Springfield 460 Britton St., Fairview 372 Page Boulevard, East Springfield 130 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 252 Mill St., Shrewsbury 79 North St., Ware ll4 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield 20l Second St., Pittsfield 104 Allyn St., Holyoke 42 Granville St., Springfield 15 Dunmoreland St., Springfield 991 AGEWIFMVHITMHES ERCOM TI-IE RISING 0 E T II E S lU N EVEN TO ITS SETTING Our days were filled with actiong every kind ot action, And we enjoyed this full lite. While it was yet day we Worked, knowing that, The night shall be filled with music A ff' And the cares that intest the day f X Shall told up their tents like the Arabs 1 fl And silently steal aWay." Ig N H011 O TU R Q TU IE IE N ADVOCATE MUTHIER H021 SODAIJIIY OE IIIE EIJESSED VIRGIN MARY .il OEIFIICERS Prefect, KATHARINE SHEA Secretary, LILIAN RYAN Vice-Pretect, DOROTHY MULRY Treasurer, BARBARA HOULIHAN 'COMMITTEES EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE LITERARY COMMITTEE Dorothy Heffernan, chairman Mary Dooley, chairman Mary McCarthy Helen Prenclergast Doris Gobeille Mary Harty M. Martha Quinlan Elizabeth Ann Donahue Marjorie Bugbee Elizabeth Ouirk MISSION COMMITTEE SOCIAL COMMITTEE Mary Durkan, chairman Alice Kane, chairman Mary Coughlin Dorothy Savoit Grace Foley lean Williains Ioan Eisenmann Helen Mulligan Mary Grantield I IU3 l lRlECClElPTlIUN CHF lFlRlElSlI-lIMlEN TNTO SUDALTTY At the College of Our Lady of the Elms it is a tradition that every girl be enrolled in the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Every girl, then, is a handmaid of the Virgin. The force and dignity of such a position can hardly be defined. The extent of our love and loyalty to Mary and her Son will be the real badge of our membership. With the inauguration of each scholastic year our moderator, Father Sheehan, impresses upon us the serious religious nature of our Society. The feast of the Immaculate Conception is set apart each year for the official recep- tion of the Freshmen into the Sodality. This year, on the anniversary of our entrance into the second World War, our newest members were gathered in the Chapel to publicly seek admission into the Sodality. This year, when women are flocking into the industry that men have abandoned to take up arms, Father Paul Murphy, our guest speaker, challenged us, in the face of everything, to maintain a moral beauty, peculiarly feminine. This is our duty as sodalists, this is our privilege as handmaids of Mary. SUPPLEMENTARY MEETTNGS The meetings of the Sodality this year have been increasingly interesting. Katharine Shea, our capable prefect, has managed to keep Father Hurley, director of the Propagation of the Faith in this diocese, very busy. Twice he entertained us with moving pictures. l should say not only entertained, but instructed. The slide pictures of Bernadette of Lourdes were complete and beautiful. And the moving picture short of Father Damien of Molakai actually moved some to tears. "The Good Scout" was a lively cartoon and thoroughly relaxing. At another meeting a short sketch of the life of Mother Seton was portrayed, Betty Ann Donahue taking the lead. These are but a few of the activities that grow out of a functioning Sodality, and with Katharine Shea we have done all for the honor of Mary and the glory of her Son. H041 lElUCClHlAlRllSTlICC COMMITTEE The Chapel is the center of our campus and devotion to the Blessed Sacra- ment the mainspring of our spiritual life. The Eucharistic Committee, through the bulletin board, keeps constantly before our eyes the necessity of a deep personal love and devotion to the Holy Eucharist and at the same time seeks to socialize our prayers and spiritual activity. Fifteen-minute watches, fre- quent visits, continuous rosaries, Holy Hours during Lent, and especially daily assistance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass constitute the organized praying which our Committee head, Dorothy Heffernan, has so well maintained during the year. W.. ' Feast of the Immaculate Conception I 105 l LITERARY CLUB That rather trite proverb "big trees from little acorns grow" can justly be applied to the Literary Club. Started only a few years ago by the sodality as one of the avenues of Catholic Action the club bids fair to become as powerful a force on the campus as its originator. With a lunior at its head, the club took up immediately where it left off last year. For the convenience of students with heavy schedules meetings are held on Friday evenings each month in the lounge at O'Leary Hall. Here seated in solid comfort on the overstuffed chairs and sofas, the members review and discuss current books, Here is crystallized Catholic opinion, the opinions of Catholic youth. With the assistance of their adviser, Miss Mary Garst, college librarian, keen young minds analyze motives, ideals, and opinions of modern writers and are learning to weigh them in the balance. These girls have already learned that the "best seller" is not necessarily the best book. Popular approval will never be able to convince them a book is good-thanks to the discrimination and discretion they have learned at these sessions. A book must prove its worth to them. Thus, started as a means of healthy relaxation as well as an aid to sodality progress, the group has become a vital force in Catholic Action. Students belonging to this club acquit themselves creditably at any public literary gathering. H061 CHRTSTMAS PRUGRAM THE NATIVITY PLAY SCENE leeAT NAZARETH. The Annunciation Mary . . . Rita Rodden Gabriel . . Dorothy Savoit SCENE ll-IN IUDEA. The Visitation Elizabeth . . Mary McDonnell Silent Night .,.... Gruber O Little Town ot Bethlehem . . Redner Hodie Christus Natus Est . . Kreckel When Christ Was Born . . . Iohns Glee Club SCENE lllfAT BETHLEHEM. The Nativity loseph . . Marjorie Smith Angel . . . Dorothy Mulry The Holy Mother Sings . . . Traditional Soloist, Alice Carroll La Vierge a La Creche .... Perilhou Glory to God ...... Davis Glee Club SCENE lVeON THE HILLS OF BETHLEHEM. The Shepherds lean Coogan, Marjorie lane lohnson, Mary Agnes Sheehan Shepherds in the Fields Abiding Ancient Hymn Shepherds, Awakel . . . . Davis Venid Pastores .... Spanish Folk Song Glee Club SCENE V4 OUT OE THE ORIENT. The Magi Annette Stanton, Mary Ealvey, lane Reinhard O Holy Nightl . . Adams Soloist, Helen Prendergast lesu Bambino . . . Yon Solist, Eileen Trant , Adeste Eidelis Traditional I Glee Club Jng Leader . . Eileen Trant Jeech Choir Leader Catherine Quinn :companist . Catherine Dower ' .y -1' " 1 H071 WICCTURY PUNCH Iunior Booth Sodalists at Our Lady of the Elms are well-schooled in the art of Catholic Action, and since patriotism has a very definite niche in Catholic Action, the Social Committee decided to make Catholic Action speak louder than words. But what to do? "We can't very well go out and drive Red Cross ambu- lances," said lean, fretfully. "l've knitted until l knit one, purl two in my sleep," contributed Winnie. "Can't join the Waves or Waacs and expect to get an AB. in languages," said Mae thoughtfully. "Look," said Alice, com- mittee chairman, "what Uncle Sam needs right now is money and more of it. And the best way to get it? Right. War stamps and bonds. Let's organize a stamp sale for the school. We'll need the backing of the whole school, though, do you suppose they'll help?" Would we helpl lsn't brother Don out there on Guadalcanal pitting his glorious American strength against those laps? But he needs more than that strength, however American and glorious-he needs guns, ammunition for those guns and fuel for that plane in which he raises such havoc with lap air- fields and munition centers. How about Cousin loe? Hes just been com- missioned in that new Ski Squadron of the Army. What can he do in frosty Northern outposts against well-equipped Nazis, unless he has the very latest and best equipment. And remember Pete Halliday?-Of course you dol Ann took him to the Elmata dance last year. l-ie's in the Marines and expects to be shipped out any day. He's a grand fellow, and I for one am going to make certain he has every last thing he needs to go into action! Chairman Alice Kane and committee members lean Williams, Winnie O'Leary, Mae Lawlor and Helen Mulligan decided to take over the regular November business meeting and conduct their stamp sale twhich was to be called a Victory Punchj in the gym. H081 Class presidents held meetings and two representatives from each class were elected to design and erect booths at which their classmates would purchase stamps and bonds. Competition ran at fever pitch, for Seniors and Sophomores banded together, determined to buy more bonds and stamps and erect more artistic booths than the luniors and Freshmen. The latter in turn were con- vinced they could save more out of their allowances for stamps and bonds than any Senior or Shophomore. Closets, trunks and storage rooms were ransacked with the gratifying result of four red, white and blue booths each outdoing the other in design and work- manship. Each class booth had on hand some type of bell which was rung long and clamorously whenever a sale of one dollar or more was made. The Sodality treasury furnished the delicious fruit punch served by the committee members and each class treasury four cakes-a tasty luncheon for busy young war-workers during the "pause that refreshes." The Sodality officers and the Social Committee feel that the Victory Punch was more than successful in three ways: CH it was true Catholic Action in action, C23 it made possible those guns for brother Don, cousin loe and friend Pete, and C31 it fostered a wonderful and edifying cooperation between all classes for a worthy cause. MTSSTUN CUMMTTTEE The world at war presented a new problem to the Mission Committee, although the Southern missions were still on our mailing list. Mary Durkan found that the need of nourishment was not so great in civilian life as in our armed forces. The nourishment that is good reading was their need. Ours was the duty to supply. The entire Sodality was enthusiastic and gave whole- hearted support to the movement. As a result some good literature was spread among our soldiers. i Packing Christmas Boxes H091 ANNIUAIL IRIETIRIEAT Retreat Maman' ..A.,.......,,.,,....., Reverend Paul Power, SI. Dart' . . .,.,....,........,.......,...A........ Qctober l4-I7 RETREAT THOUGHTS FROM SAINT IGNATIUS "Take, O Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my will, all I have and possess: You have given it to nie, to You, Lord, I return it, all is Yours, dispose of it entirely according to Your will. Give me Your love and grace, because that is enough tor me," Man was created to praise, reverence, and serve God, Our Lord, and there' by to save his soul. All things else on the face of the earth were created tor mans sake, and to help him follow out the end for which he was created, On these spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius we reflected with Father Powers direction We were told that love is a sharing, we were told that to share in the lite ot Christ was to share in an inestimable manner in the love ot ClII'll"il. We have tasted the joy ot this intimacy in the Sacred Banquet. We know that only at the same Table will we ever be satisfied, ln nearness to Christ we will thrive. IIIUI SOCClIAlL ACTION CLUB President .... . . .Kathleen M. Bardsley VicefPi'csidcnt. . . ,.... lanet M. Diggles Secretary .... . . .Constance M. Dudley The Social Action Club was instituted to acguaint Seniors with the problems of various professions and to aid them in securing a position. Our men are at the tront. Our women must carry on. lt is no longer a question of securing a position. Rather it is a matter ot choosing a suitable one. Our Social Action Club assists us in this serious consideration by presenting speakers from the various fields of activity. lllll lINllTllATlION PARTY S lE N ll O R S T 0 lFlRlESHMlEIN Ask any Senior and she will tell you that it is her firm conviction after three years of college that one should be true to tradition. Now this class of Seniors are a singularly tender-hearted group of individuals and it was only this pursuit of tradition which made them initiate the poor, lonely, bewildered and harrassed Freshmen. Another thing that a Senior acquires after her laborious pursuit of knowledge is an acute sense of practicality. Naturally the previous year of air alerts, Red Cross work and warden duties on campus had made them thoroughly aware of existing conditions on the home front. However, they realized that the Freshmen were not so well informed. Consequently, they decided to be practical about initiation week and, while putting their Freshmen class through its paces, make them more aware of existing conditions. It was this inspiring thought, and only this, I assure you, that resulted in such an unusual initiation week. Freshmen learned how women in England get along because they had to sacrifice all make-up for a week. Such clean, wholesome, scrubbed, long faces! We also know what a strain silk stockings are on the budget of the average Elmite, so we made them wear cotton ones. After a week of this we heard no further caustic comments about "rayons." Thus, we bolstered the morale on the home front. But the most patriotic thing we did was to initiate our Frosh into the peculiarities of an air alert. So that their knowledge might be perfected, each Freshman was required to be equipped with an umbrella at all times and at a given signal from a Senior raise the umbrella and squat face down. We are sure an air-raid shelter will present no difficulties to our Frosh after that week. Being well-informed Seniors, we anticipated rationing and pre- pared the Frosh for that too. Freshmen abstained from certain sweets and provided Seniors with food for a week. We have since heard that the Fresh- men appreciated the government rationing system more than ours! We can't imagine whyl From this day forward, the Frosh will be forever impressed with how odious a Nazi system is. For after a week of goose-stepping they would, I believe, have made excellent commando equipment for special use against the Germans. Really l think that if the government heard about the Seniors' initiation week for the Freshmen, it would present the Senior class with a special "E" for excellence in preparing college students for war sacrifices. Of course, our extreme modesty prevents us from letting FDR. know about it. All suspicions of the Freshmen that the Seniors were a fifth column unto themselves were dispelled on Saturday, September 26, when they were guests of honor at a party given by us at O'Leary Hall. Guests included Father Rooney, our vice-president, Father Shea, Father Sheehan, Marion Kennedy, president of the Alumnae Association. The Senior class president welcomed the Freshmen and assuaged their fears about the future of Freshmen under the rule of Seniors. The Freshmen representative, Patricia Bardsley, informed us that despite everything, they enjoyed it immensely. Those Freshmen certainly bore up under it. Stealing our thunder, their revue which parodied initiation week stole the show. We finally called it a draw. At the conclusion of the evening Seniors and Freshmen were hob- nobbing while the general attitude was one of extreme good fellowship. Thus another of the Elms' girls outstanding characteristics were developed during that evening-good sportsmanship and good fellowship. Keep it up, Freshmen. fll2l CLASSICAL CLUB President ,.... . . .Betty Ann Donahue VicefP1'esident . . . . . .Mary B. Grantield Secretary .... ..... L ucille M. O'Boyle Treasiwer. . . . . .Rosemary F. Donahue The Classical Club is dedicated to the knowledge and appreciation ot the Latin language. Always an active organization, this past year the Club sur- passed its own brilliant record. A novel and unusual meeting was the one at which the so-called football game was held. The president of the Club drew an accurate gridiron on the blackboard and then two teams were chosen. Next, words were given to the members ot the two teams. Every time a player knew the meaning of her particular word, her team advanced tive yards which was marked oft on the gridiron. It by any chance she tailed, the "ball" went to the side. lt was an enjoyable game and evoked many laughs from the onlookers. Even more important, however, was the fact that it taught as it entertained. lll3l After this rather amusing meeting, things took a more serious turn. Pupils gave talks on the lives of various men who contributed much to the Latin language. ln most instances, students look upon the men of ancient Rome as being so antiquated as to be boring. However, under the clever treatment of the Classical Club members, they found that these men were, after all, human beings with ambitions, pleasures and that even as we experience them today. These skeptical students were also amazed to discover that these Romans who lived in the far distant past even had amusing incidents in their lives. On other occasions the members gave appreciations of the works of the masters. The Odes of Horace were favorite subjects in this work. ln this way the daily lessons took on a new meaning. At other times famous Latin quotations were given and their source and background explained. Next, the idea behind the quotation would be expanded into a lengthy discussion. For some obscure reason which we have never been able to uncover the Latin language has always come in for an unusual amount of abuse from the students. Because it is a dead language, youthful students cannot seem to resist making puns and rhymes about dead languages being "killing," However, here in our college, we have come to know and appreciate the wealth of culture and knowledge which is to be found in the study of Latin. To the members of the Classical Club "the grandeur that was Rome" is no longer a meaningless phrase. .,s. Ball Game in Latin llllll M, JL. BC. DEBATING SOCIETY 4? Prcsidcnt ..,................,....... ..,.,.A,. A nne E. Nesbil V1ccfPrus1'dcm, . . .... Dorrit C. Washington Sccrctary .,.. . . .Mary M. Mahoney . . .Mary F. Couahlin Trcczszmv. . . . lMl.-KJUR Dll'lll5fXllll'l5 lanuary 22 April 2 Holy Cross versus Qur Lady of the Elms luniors versus Soplmornores Annual Prize Debate May ll lllbl Ml. ill.. IIB. llDllCllB,f'XlllllNCG SUfClIllC'lllY labor has its own rewards. Elms College debaters have at last received theirs. Through the tireless and unceasing efforts of its adviser and president our splendid group was given a chance to prove its worth in debates with other Catholic colleges in this section. This innovation was immediately suc- cessful. True to tradition, Mary Coughlin and Mary Shaughnessy proved our faith in them. They met, on public platform, seasoned debaters from Holy Cross College. Although the twostosone decision was awarded in favor of the Cross, note here, our own "Shaun" was unanimously voted the best speaker of the evening. The M. l. B. Debating Society has in recent years become one of the most outstanding clubs on the campus, More and more students are beginning to realize its potentialities, and each year the club increases in size. An excellent evidence of its popularity is the eagerness with which the annual debate is awaited. Meeting twice monthly, girls in the club not only debate upon important topics but conduct forums, informal discussions and round table sessions on timely topics, admirably supplementing work in their regular courses, and also taking the opportunity to exchange any vital and interesting information they may have gained. We at the Elms are justly proud of our debating society. ln its members we see Catholic college alumnae going forth into the world equipped not only with a background of Catholic principles but also with the ability to uphold and defend these principles at public forums, discussion groups, literary clubs and other intellectual organizations. lllhl UNSHGNQUR O lL A SC EN lE ULU K' President .... ., ..,...A Alice M. Carrcli ViccfPrcs1dcnt. . . .Theresa M. Campbell Secretary. . . .Marguerite M. McGrath Treasurer. . . . .Eugenia F Scanlon Everyone is cognizant ot the tact that science is lcecorning more and rziore important to our modern civilization. "Better things for better living through sciencefl has becorne a well-known phrase. lt is fitting. then that our Science Club should increase its rnernhershipl and groin' ztzcre arid iiore active each succeeding year. There was sonie delay. this year. due to the fact that the science students, having such long lab periods. could find no free tirr.e for club meetings. However, orice this diiticulty was straightened out things went along at a rapid pace. Our Science Association has al'.f.'a','s prided itself in being up tc the riinute. We were not surprised, therefore, to find that were to encg' :caries Crie ot the rnost interesting of these was that one depiciirzg the life cf Louis Pasteur. This was treated in a scientific rather than a biographical ziiazizier, lt told cf his early ideas, his theories. errperirrierits failures and final triurriph. Sczrie of his experiments were explained and shown in detail cn the screen. Our youthful scientists took comfort in the thought that even such a great personage as Pasteur had his ditticulties to overccrne and disappicintrnents to encounter. iiivl They did not feel quite so disheartened and discouraged when their own experiments did not give exact results immediately. Another movie of vital interest to us was the one which told the story of Florence Nightingale. The condition of the world at present naturally made us appreciate the war nurse more now than at any other time. With relatives and friends on the fighting line we felt a deep gratitude to the "Lady with the Lamp" for all she accomplished in bettering the nursing conditions in battle areas. Of course we were not fortunate enough to enjoy movies at every gathering of the Club. However, in the event of a movie-less meeting, the talks given by the students always proved so enjoyable and interesting that we did not miss the slides to any great extent, The subject matter of those talks was varied. Sometimes new discoveries or inventions would be explained. On other occasions the members would tell about the highlights in the lives of men, famous in the scientific field. The science paper, the Triad, deals with Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Besides articles telling what is happening in labs all over the world, there are also articles telling of the interesting and sometimes amusing events which are taking place in our own laboratories. All in all, we think we can say that during the past year the Science Club has accomplished much. It has taught as well as entertained. It has taught, above all, that in science one needs patience and endurance, that one cannot give up because of a few failures. We hope that our budding scientists will follow the advice given, will be spurred on to greater endeavors and will some day do some scientific deed which will benefit mankind. lll8l LA CCURTIE CCASTIEILILANA A NTUIESTRA SENURA DIE LGS OLMCOS President ...........................A...,.4 Gertrude CICOHDOF ViccfPv'csidcnt. . .A.. Margaret A. Spence Secretary .... r...... E ileen F. Tremt Tv'easzm'r .r.. Winifred Olecfry H191 LA CURTIE CASTELLANA Spanish is definitely in-and in to stay. Fully realizing this, the officers and members of La Corte Castellana stressed the study of Spanish culture as well as the study of "El idioma espanol." With this end in view, the Christmas meeting was devoted to the discussion of the various ways "La Navidad" is celebrated by our Spanish-American neighbors to the south and the equally lovely Christmas customs of the mother country, Spain. The initiation of our new members was heralded by many a shout of glee and laughter as unsuspecting potential Latin-Americans painstakingly and with much difficulty recited an "eminent Castilian Poets' lyrical verses Cwhich were soon unmasked for what they really were: catchy English phoneticsl, haltingly warbled unfamiliar Spanish canciones, and enthusiastic- ally vied with each other in "Un Concurso de Crtografiaf' "The Song is the Thing"-even more so among our lilting, lyrical amigos of Hispanoamerica-and so each business meeting found the members add- ing to their increasing repertoire of Spanish melodies, some of which are in reality American songs castilianized, such as: 'lLa Navidad Blanca," "Ameri- ca," and "Para Mi y Chiguitaf' Our Puerto Rican representatives and Spanish majors see to it that the correct Hispanic atmosphere prevails at the Spanish tables in the dining hall and, 'Recuerdan Uds., Senoritas, la pez esta en el mar y el pescado es lo que esta en la mesa." Our president, Gertrude O'Connor, has urged us all to subscribe to "El Eco" and to correspond with our fellow students of the Latin Americas to obtain practise and facility in writing "la bella lenguaf' The spoken word is stressed in the presentation of famous Spanish dramas such as "La Broma." Sylvia Torres has proved herself a very capable instructor of the lovely Spanish rumbas, congas and tangos, while Millin Valdiviesos collection of Castilian recordings always draws an interested and enthusiastic crowd. We, of La Corte Castellana, admire the Spanish people and in admiring them, are anxious to know, not only their lovely language, but also their beau- tiful culture so richly steeped in our own Catholic tradition. A F14 N431 - ' fff4gu14Kd:l IDFIIQVZEIIIRS 1,3 will! ard:- Q K ' X bl- E11 I I I-107 IUKOHSI , Nh? E2 In ml - l10X0XR'll:1l!0K11 ' . nh ul 'W flifdllki D'Nl'ZL2 Singing Spanish Villcmcicos I 120 1 lLlE fClElRfClLlE lFlRANfCAlIS .r- yr. President ...,. .... C onstance M. Dudley VicefPresidenr . . . ......... Mary Meyers Secretary. . . .... Mary B. Granfield Treasiwer. , . . .Aileen E. Dupree Convinced that he who speaks two languages is worth two people We, of Our Lady of the Elms, put great emphasis on oral fluency in our study of modern languages. But the Work in class We judge inadequate without the necessary complement of free and informal conversation tactfully directed. It is just this opportunity that Le Cercle Francais creates. Each student realizes that French to be practical must meet every emergency and at the Cercle meetings she sees how one acquires the facility to make another language function easily and beautifully. Prom the moment that the Presiding Officer opens the meeting with the solemn "Au nom du Pere et du Fils et du Saint Esprit" French becomes the medium of expression and every attentive young lady is striving to think and speak to the best of her ability. The young students admire the fluency of the President as she calls for the minutes, asks for suggestions, reminds members of specific duties, or gives ideas for the better developmnt of the Cercle. H211 lt is satisfying to note the wide range of vocabulary exhibited as girls especially talented contribute to the interest of the meeting. How encouraging to hear lengthy reports on current topics given in a clear and logical French. One paper of particular interest was devoted to a discussion of personality. A timely subject, to be sure, and made enjoyable and easily intelligible even to the newly-admitted members. The recitation of poems of particular appeal lends a note of culture, for French verse has a beauty quite its own. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the program is the learning of French folk songs. That they have a peculiar charm, none can deny, and it is so gratifying to see the musically inclined members teach the Words and music in a way that does credit to their earnestness and preparation. Singing has a universal appeal, and the ability to do so correctly in another language is a source of great satisfaction to the students. Surely Le Cercle Francais is doing its part to keep ever before our eyes the beauty of that tongue which is conceded to be the second of every educated person. lt is preparing young Women to meet present emergencies Where a knowledge of French is a valuable asset. For he who speaks French Well is at home with almost every European. As Le Cercle Francais addresses the All Holy Trinity to bless its session, so it seeks its benediction at the close. But it does not forget her in whose honor the College is dedicated. 'Notre Dame des Ormes, priez pour nous" is the aspiration that reaches the eternal throne before the "Au nom du Pere et du Fils et du Saint Esprit," formally terminates the monthly meeting. I ., -241,3 111111+- hs! l2-J. : i 'll I Display of French Costumes I l22 l HALLUWEQEN PARTY Every year the first party given to the Seniors is the Halloween party. The Sophomores are the hostesses, and the Sophomore class of Eorty-five were indeed the ideal hostesses. Everything was set for an evening of rollicking fun-beginning with the "down-souf" minstrel to the harvest field where tables full of delicious refresh- ments were set up. Cider, apples, doughnuts, potato chips, candyeand all in the candlelight-made the real harvest-moon atmosphere, and we made the gym ring with appropriate songs. It was a grand party from our sister class. The favors-lovely silver bracelets-we wear constantly as a souvenir of the first party of the year in our honor-from the best sister class of the years-Forty-five. ELMATA DANCE November and a grave, thoroughly war-conscious Senior class faced squarely the problem of Yearbook versus war prices and curtailments. Step number one towards the attainment of our goal was the ever popular, ever enjoyable Elmata Dance, which the Class of '43 was determined to make more popular and more enjoyable than ever before. With an eye towards having the best organized dance possible, Forty-three elected Nancy Gorman, general chairman. Economy and the brisk autumn weather made rustic decorations most appropriate, so committee chairman, Kaye Shea, led several raiding parties into meadows and fields, collecting enough cornstalks and pumpkins to decorate quaint picket fences, fashion Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Sneeze ttwo charming scarecrowsj and make a suitable setting for a mellow harvest moon. Mildred Clarke and committee presided over the pumpkin-decorated refresh- ment table which was laden with such luscious edibles as make a harvest dance the pleasant event it always is. Orchids to Claire Donahue and her committee who efficiently distributed tickets and garnered such satisfactory returns, and to Eileen Kennedy, publicity chairman who brilliantly and constantly kept our dance before the public eye with attractive posters and interesting newspaper clippings. Take a bow, Peg Tierney, for your selection of Al Strohman and orchestra. The maestro was really at his best as the ecstatic and beaming faces of the hundred and fifty dancing couples present testified. An evening profitable for Elmata and worthwhile in entertainment ended with orchestra and Elmites rendering Our Lady of the Elms' traditional "Moon and the Stars," and orchestra, Elmites and guests Cuniformed and otherwisei singing proudly and triumphantly our national anthem. ll23l MOTHERQDAUGHTER T lE A ll N MAY To some, the month of May means a final release from the icy grip of winter, to others, it means the unfolding of a clean, new earth. To the daughters of Our Lady of the Elms, it is a month of honor-to Mary, and to each of our mothers. On the second Saturday in May, the eve of Mothers' Day, the college is a festival of scented blossoms, gay colors, happy hostesses, and delighted guests. It is the day when Elms' mothers reign supreme, when classmates' mothers meet, when mothers visit the chapel, admire the shrine, inspect the dormitory and college buildings, and renew friendships among the faculty. A light and pleasant entertainment in our beautiful auditorium is the order of the afternoons program. At this point in the festivities each mother may be found exchanging confidences with the lady at her side, for whether or not they have been formally introduced, each has something in common-a daughter, or even two, at the Elms. Tea and dainty cakes are served in the flower-strewn gymnasium imme- diately following the entertainment. It is at this time that each mother receives a single rose, and a small gift as a remembrance of her day at the tea. lt may be that there are elsewhere more formal, more costly receptions to honor the mothers of the world, but certainly there can be none where love and pride are more manifest. They are a supremely joyous group, these mothers gathered at Our Lady of the Elms. We have learned from living under the shelter of Marys mantle what the title of mother means, we have learned that there is no greater title for woman- kind, and we have learned a deeper, more understanding love for each of our mothers in consecrating that love to Maryethe Mother of Men. H241 DRAMATTC CClLlUlB3 iv? President ...... . . ,Anne E. O'Connell VicefPresident .... ...... D orothy E. Savoit Secretary ...... .... B etty Ann Donahue 'Treasurer .4.. .... K athleen M. Bardsley "LITTLE THEATRE" REPERTOIRE Medico, lr. Hawes Oh, Say, Can You Sing? Kozlenko Eight Eitties Adapted The Tin Soldier Musical The Lighthouse-keepers Daughter The Dutchess Bounces ln Comedy Pantomirnes Katy Did lt Kerr Tritles Glaspell Air-Raid Shelter Original Rehearsal at Eight Coyne ln an Old Dutch Garden Edwards The l-louse ot Seton Mary C. Dooley, '44 Queen ot Victory Original H251 The house lights are dimmed-the stage lights go up-the curtain parts- and behold-a glittering Roman court dazzles the eye. Fragrant incense sends wisps of blue smoke curling around the wreathed head of a pagan god. A White-robed Vestal Virgin guards the burning tribute lest the "fitful flame" expire. This is the first-act setting for the Dramatic Clubs presentation of a Passion Play. As the plot unfolds, the Roman magistrates and their ladies enact before the audience the plans and schemes devised for the trial and death of the Divine King. Another first-night productionl The curtain parts, and a modern college room filled with chattering girls is presented. There's a club meeting in session ea telephone is ringing wildly in the background, and in the foreground, theres a general discussion about some poor college lad. Who gets the man is the problem, and the dramatic players settle the plot to the complete satisfaction of the audience. These scenes serve merely to show how necessary a part of the college life is the Dramatic Club. lt is the World of make-believe, where We may give free play to our imagination and produce amusing or dramatic results. Setting up the Scenery I 126 l A CCAlPlPlElLlLA CHUTR 'lAn active liturgical lite is the ideal working model ot the New Christianity . . . in the Mass there is the union ot minds and hearts. But added to this sublime picture is the sound ot a thousand voices exultantly attirming their corporate homage. Song is the noblest expression ot common prayer." Here Father Gerald Ellard gives us the raison d'etre ot our A Cappella Choir. During the Forty Hours Devotion and on the least ot the Immaculate Concepe tion the choir and student body sang antiphonally the Gregorian Mass, l'Cum lubilof' The choir sang the praises ot the Blessed Sacrament with the sublime hymns "O Sacrum Conviviumu and "Panis Angelicusf' Saint loseph who is the patron saint ot our faculty was especially commemorated in the song "Te loseph Celebrantf' This year the A Cappella Choir was asked to sing at the performances of the Black Hills Passion Play at the Technical High School in Springfield. "Ave Verum" and "Adoremus Te Christe" were two ot the most beautitul selections. The choir is dedicated to the glory ot God and to the furtherance ot the move- ment tor better church music. "Devotional music purities the mind. lt trans- ports us into a region ot supernatural beauty and immaterialityf' H271 President .... ViCcfPrcsident .... Secretary .... Treasurer .... Director .... Accompanist. Soloists .... GlLlElE CClLlUlB . . . . . .Eileen F. Trcrnt Helen P. Prenolergost . . .Dorothy A. Flynn . . . .Ritoi A. Grover . . . . . .Eileen F. Tront .Catherine A. Dower . . . . . . . .Eileen F. Tront I-lelen P. Prendergorst Alice M. Carroll Rito A. Grover Koithorrine M. Sheo Dorothy R. Mulry 5 .xg -R I ll28l Softly, sweetly, a halt-hundred womens voices are walted through marble halls. The warm, clear notes ot "Silent Night" lall like bubbles ol crystal on the heads ot the hushed audience beneath the holly-testooned balcony. lt is the annual Christmas concert ot the College Glee Club which presents its first formal concert of each season in this setting. The concert was conducted by Eileen Trant, our popular and etticient leader. The scene changes. lt is Iune, and the same sweet voices are swelling to till the vastness of Veritas Auditorium. It is Commencement week, and the days and nights are filled with the music ol young voices, There are hymns to Mary, dearest Mother, our Lady ot the Elms, there are tributes to graduated classes, there are songs which bequeath the memory of the graduating class to their underclass sisters, and finally there are melodious serenades to the Seniors. Through all the years it has been the Glee Club that has trained us to raise our voices and hearts to our God, and to salute the Heavenly Court with the sweetest ol all human gifts-a song, ll29l ATHLETIC ASSOCHATHUN Prcsiclcnt ......, ........ R iia C. Noonan ViccfPresiclcnt .... .... L ucille M. Reddington Secretary ..... . . .Catherine E. Durnin 'I'1'casm'cT. . . .... Anne E. Neslail FEATURES BASKETBALL Senior-Alumnae Game Ianuary 24 INTEBCLASS TOUBNAMENTS Basketball Track Swimming Baseball Ping-Pong Tennis l13Ol "Mens sana in corpore sumo" The few weeks immediately following our return to school were sunny and bright. Seizing the excellent opportunity this unusual weather afforded, the members of the Athletic Association could be seen on the tennis court from morn 'til night. Following the theory "Practice makes perfect" they tirelessly showed off their new back-hand drive or swift serve acquired during the summer months, But tennis wasn't the only sport to take our minds off our studies. Swimming in a pool once a week may not be so thrilling as a daily dip in the breakers, but it proved a godsend to those girls who, having spent the summer at the seashore, missed the delight of their frequent swims. Ping-pong also offered a great deal of diversion. As soon as the weather grew too cold for outdoor sports, the noise of the ping-pong ball could be heard at almost any time in the gym. This game also offered an unlooked for amount of exercise for it involved not only the game itself but also a great deal of running up and down the stairs. As soon as a ball was broken, the unfortunate individual guilty of the act had to rush upstairs to procure an- other. Since most of the players were unusually vigorous this happened all too frequently. The most important part of the athletic club was the annual basketball tournament. Early in the fall the various classes began to practice diligently for the coming combat. The games all proved exciting and when the last contest was finished everyone admitted that the best team had won. The spectators cheered not only the athletic ability of the winners but also the sportsmanship of those who had played and lost. All in all, we think it can be said that the Athletic Association has accom- plished a great deal during the past year. lt has not only given enjoyment and diversion but also has made our bodies strong and healthy. -......... Ji' V , W... ..., . . ' :L-. - if--1-' R . is -...,.....-.,.-. - ..,. ,,,...,.Y. . .-Y ---.-n!--'- Iunior-Sophomore Ping-pong Match I l3l l ELMATA STAFF Eclitorfir1fCl1ief .... Art Editor ......... Business Maizagcr' ..... Associate Literary Editors. . ll32l .Elizabeth M. Hayes Margaret E. Tierney Barbara F. Houlihan . ,Katharine M. Shea Mildred T. Clarke Rita A. Grover Mildred A. l-lourihan OUR YEARBOUK ln the marble lobby of our Administration Building there is over the fireplace a plaque on which are carved these words from the Book of Ecclesiasticus, "I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope." These are the words of Wisdom, and this has been the theme of our book. It seemd to us the one theme that would convey all that we wanted to express. We wanted to tell Our Lady of the Elms that we recognized her as the cus- todian of Wisdom and its offspring. We wanted to tell her that because of her guidance we more deeply fear God, we love Him more completely, we hope, in greater humility. Because the College of Our Lady of the Elms has meant these things to us, we, the staff, have considered the editing of the "Elmata" not a burden, but a labor of love. It has been a new field of experience to all of us and we would offer it to our foster mother-our college--as a child would offer to its mother a very straggly bunch of daisies-a very humble gift but one full of love and gratitude. We know that it will be accepted in like manner. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to all who have made this venture pos- sible, and there are many involved. We wish to thank our entire class and all the student body for the fine spirit of co-operation displayed when we were planning our pictorial material. There is a story behind every undertaking and a reality behind every dream. A great deal of business had to be negotiated before we could consider the possibility of the existence of our yearbook. Following tradition we inaugurated the campaign with the Elmata dance in November. lt was a grand success under the able direction of Nancy Gorman and her committees. It also afforded us the opportunity of being hostesses to our American boys in the armed service. Their presence made us realize their sacrifices. This realization has always an uplifting effect. We are forced to admit the extreme good fortune that is ours in enjoying the leisure to study in a world at war. A little later on in the season we, traditionally again, set out to make plans for the Senior-Alumnae basketball game and dance. lt happened that the Seniors were victorious-sixteen to twelve. But it was the spirit of good fun that prevailed more than the spirit of competition because it was a night of reunion and memories. At the dance that followed there was a capacity crowd. The whole gymnasium was used, and again Uncle Sam dictated the fashions. With these successes as hearty encouragement our yearbook was begun. What happened subsequently is told in the pages of our book. We leave it as a written record of all that has been dear to us at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. H331 6 fll34EDWVllIllIVllIllE5lINlIflI3IIE5lIMlUlli5llNlWlf LET YUUR LIGHT SHINE EEEORE MEN We reach the parting ot the ways. Our foster mother bids us godspeed. We are to set out on our own high rornanceethe adventure of living the Christ life that she has taught us. so ??3t'5? Farewell! it ever fondest prayer 1 For other's Weal avail'd on high, Mine will not all be lost in air, 5 l X Ag X But watt thy name beyond the sky." X 1 ll35l CUMMENCEMENT WEEK Monday, May 31, 3 P.M. PRUGRAM Tuesday, lune l Wednesday, Iune 2, 3 PM. Frida Class Day Officers Class Marshal Class Orator Class Prophet Prophet of the Prophet Class Poet Class Historian Class Will Class Song Tune 4 General Chairman Chairman of Music Chairman of Refreshments Chairman of Tickets Chairman of Decorations Chairman of Favors Chairman of Publicity Committee Chairman of Programs and Invitations Saturday, Iune 5, 380 P.M. Alumnae Reunion Sunday, lune 6, 3:30 P.M. Baccalaureate Address and Benediction Monday, Iune 7, IO A.M. Mary's Day Mont Marie Day Elms Day Gertrude M. O'Connor Anne E. Nesbit Eileen F. Trant Anne E. O'Connell Claire L. Carleton Rita C. Noonan Elizabeth Sheehan Katharine M. Shea Rita A. Grover Senior Ball Katharine M. Shea Dorothy A. Heffernan Helen A. Sullivan Theresa M. Campbell Margaret E. Tierney Gertrude M. O'Connor Eileen W. Kennedy Kathleen M. Bardsley Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Mary O'Leary, DD., Bishop of Springfield H361 PLANTTNG Ulf-V Tll-lIlE CLASS ELM Cf our swift passage through this scenery Of life and death more durable than we, What landmark so congenial as a tree Repeating its green legend every spring, And with a yearly ring Recording the fair seasons as they flee, Type of our brief but still renewed mortality?" l i We, the Senior Class of l943, are about to depart from the realms of our beloved Alma Mater. ln our wake we have chosen to leave a treeea tree which will serve as a landmark of the swift four years we have spent on this college campus. The roots of this tree will take a firm hold in the soil of God's earth and from its trunk will spread many graceful branches. ln years to come, the future generations of this college will gaze upon our tall and stately elm and see its leafy boughs stretched, like arms, toward heaven in a form of natural prayer. Like our tree, we too have taken root in God's soil, only ours is the soil of Catholic Education. Our four years here together have been but the trunk of our tree. Graduation will find us branching out in all directions, yet always carrying with us the Catholic ideals that Our Lady of the Elms has instilled into us. As individual boughs we will strive to bring grace and beauty and distinction upon our class. Throughout our lives here on earth, our arms, like the branches of our tree, will be stretched towards heaven in prayer and thanksgiving. Then, when the life of each of us is o'er, we trust that you, faculty, under- graduates and all who have left the college before us, will find that we, the Senior Class of Forty-three, have formed another tree, a tree of perpetual adoration before God's heavenly throne for all eternity. H371 FUND MlEMCOlRlIlES UF lFOlRTY4TlHllRlElE September 1942 had come and the Class of Forty-three once again found itself on the campus of Our Lady of the Elms. This year was different from all other years. This year we were Seniors, although it took a few weeks for us to accustom ourselves to this dignity. Our first major task of the year was to make the Freshmen feel at home and to chase away that lonesome feeling which we had so often experienced in previous years. ln our first class meeting of the year, by a unanimous ballot we returned our last year officers to their respective positions. Mildred I-lourihan again became our efficient president, with Rosemary Glavin as vice-president and Dorothy Heffernan and Elizabeth Sheehan as secretary and treasurer. We immediately began to make plans for the Freshman party and initiation. Elinor White with the aid of her cohorts drew up very original and clever rules for the Freshmen. ln the course of the next few days, passers-by may have wondered if the campus had become a field for growing mushrooms. ln reality it was only the Freshmen sitting under their umbrellas. lt seemed that during the week of September twentieth, the Elms was troubled by a great number of air-raids, but the Freshmen accepted it in the manner in which it was given and displayed a true Elms spirit which made us more than glad to welcome them as our new recruits. Their formal initiation took place on Satur- day night, September twenty-sixth. With a military atmosphere in the air, it was only natural that our initiation should follow out this theme, and so the new recruits were initiated in true army style. Dr. Eileen Trant with the able assistance of Kaye Shea and Rita Grover put the new recruits through a stiff examination, and each and everyone was passed successfully and classified l-A at the Elms. Following our Columbus holiday we came back for our annual Retreat. After a summer holiday and with the thought of a long, difficult winter, we all welcomed this splendid opportunity to set our course under God's direction and protection through the capable hands of our retreat master, Father Paul Power. October 26th was fast approaching, Did we ever think we would see that day when we the Class of Forty-three would don the official robes of Seniors? Yes, Cap and Gown Sunday had come and with it all the joy and excitement we had anticipated. With retreat and Cap and Gown Sunday in the background we turned our attention to lighter thoughts. lt was time for the Elmata Dance. Committees were elected and Nancy Gorman was our General Chairman. ln a gym decorated in a true college atmosphere, with uniforms much in prominence, the dance was indeed a social and financial success. Following closely upon this social function was the Victory Punch. Realizing we could take no actual part in our war effort, the Sodality had a war stamp and bond drive. The results showed that we were more than anxious to end this war. The time from Thanksgiving to Christmas was taken up by studies and two major events of the Sodality. The Freshmen were formally received into the Sodality, December eighth, and on the nineteenth of December, the annual Christmas party was held. The concert was wonderful and the Glee Club ll38l directed by Eileen Trant showed signs of strenuous preparation. Margaret Dietrich as our jolly St. Nick deserves special mention. The crowning event of the entire evening was that we were able to honor our Reverend Mother lohn Berchmans for the many years of faithful, unselfish loyalty that she has given to our college and to our Sisters. Upon our arrival back at the Elms after the Christmas recess, plans were put into operation for the Alumnae-Senior basketball game and dance. The Seniors playing excellent basketball won the game amidst the loud and hearty cheers of the fellow-students. A "Vic" dance followed the game which was attended by the student body and their escorts. A dark and threatening cloud was coming into view, yes, it was very evident that mid-terms exams were taking place at Our Lady of the Elms-lights burned long after ten, dark circles and sober faces gave real evidence of the ordeal that the students were suffering at this time. But as all dark clouds have a silver lining, so did this one. lt was the thought of the lunior Prom which became a reality on February Sth. The usual excitement preceded the dance, last minute decorations to be arranged, worry over the escort, the gown, and last but not least in importance, the weather. After what seemed to be days of waiting the night finally arrived. The gym was transformed into a beautiful New York roof garden There was no evident shortage of men as the school turned out en masse for the most formal event of the year. The annual debate and oratorical contests were the outstanding events in April. The girls displayed a true Demosthenian ability and Anne Nesbit, our claim to oratorical genius, upheld the honors of the Senior Class, On May eighth we had a tea and entertainment for our mothers. How glad we were to be able to show them in a small way how much we appreciated all the sacrifices they had made for us. Now Commencement Week-we had dreamed of it since we were Freshmen. The first day was given over to Mary, Mother of Fair Love and Understanding. The procession to the Grotto, the crowning of the Blessed Virgin, were all done with great dignity. Then Class Day, how we did enjoy thatl The Prom with its usual gaity brought an end to our social part of Commencement Week. Baccalaureate Sunday we marched down the chapel aisle for the last time as Seniors. Tears were in the eyes of many of us. Tears became realities as we sang our Alma Mater song on Monday after the presentation of diplomas by our most Reverend Bishop, and with this our four happy years here at the Elms were brought to a close and can be now but history for us. Rita Noonan N iv. - .'1'h..i'l ll39l CLASS WILL We, the Senior Class, having grown old with wisdom and bent and gnarled through four long years of intensive study, mindful that the span of our existence grows ever shorter, and desirous of conferring our combined goods on the deserving and less fortunate, do hereby ordain the following to be our last will and testament: ARTICLE I. To our President, the Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, and Vice-President, Reverend lohn R. Rooney, we extend our heartfelt thanks for making it possible that we attend the College of Our Lady of the Elms. ARTICLE II, On the faculty we bestow our sincere appreciation for the tremendous task, which they have so well performed, of educating us. ARTICLE III, We thank our kindly Dean, Sr. Mary Liguori, for her unend- ing patience in dealing with all of us, but especially with our tardier members, and we thank her for her ever comforting prayers to the I-Ioly Ghost at exam time. ARTICLE IV. To Doctors Smith and Antonoff we give our thanks for their heroic efforts to impart scientific knowledge to our scientific members. SUB ARTICLES ARTICLE I. Millie Hourihan, our presiding genius, leaves her ability to debate, with or without opponent, to a stalwart trio who are to divide the aforementioned ability equally. The trio is comprised of Mary Coughlin, Mary McDonnell, and Dorrit Washington. ARTICLE Il. Rosemary Glavin, our glamorous Vice-President, leaves her prodigious composure to that poor little frightened Iunior, Mary Fehily. ARTICLE III. Dottie I-Ieffernan bestows her ever-sunny temperament on Mary Dooley. I-Ier genius she unselfishly bestows upon the same Mary Dooley to be shared with Mary Dooling. ARTICLE IV. Kitty Bardsley leaves her lengthy lacquered fingernails and astounding vocabulary to "Willie" Williams. ARTICLE V. Theresa Campbell and Bunny Carlton leave their ready laughter and appreciation of humor to any who are lacking in these necessary virtues. ARTICLE VI. Margaret Spence, one of many shining lights which bright- ened our class, bestows her shining light and ability to crochet upon Coletta McCabe. ARTICLE VII. Anne O'Connell of the Worcester "O'Connells" leaves her attachment to the above city to her fellow city-ites of the college. ARTICLE VIII, Barbara Houlihan leaves her 97's and even her 99's in Philosophy to the up and coming philosopher, Iayne Crean. ARTICLE IX. Peg Tierney and Mary Durkan leave their daydreams to all who care to dream. Durk leaves also a ham sandwich of home-made bread and one ride in her "B" card car. ARTICLE X. Eileen Kennedy leaves her knowledge of historical dates to Mary Coughlin who may be interested in acquiring same. Il40l Prom. Committee ARTICLE XI. Ianet Diggles and Nancy Gorman leave to any aspiring mathematicians their solution to problem 4, page l26. ARTICLE XII. Rita Grover leaves to the college an all-encompassing knowledge of that fine old language, Latin, and not to be outdone in generosity, her singing voice is bequeathed to that wouldebe singer who most likes to sing but is least able, ARTICLE XIII. Alice Kane and Claire Donohue leave their friendship as a model to the underclassmen and in particular to Cecilia Ogozalek and Esther Lach. ARTICLE XIV. Kathleen Germaine leaves an assorted mass of "je-'s" and "vous's" to French major Dottie Savoit. Connie Dudley adds to the mass her "parler" and "bien" and also bestows them on the over- whelmed Miss Savoit. ARTICLE XV. Bunny Sullivan leaves her daily healthful strawberry milk- shake with strawberry ice cream, a rare item these days, to diet- conscious Mary McDonnell. She also leaves a pair of slightly used rubbers for rainy days, size six, for the first to find them. ARTICLE XVI. Our class tease, nightingale and general factotum, Kaye Shea, hastens to bestow her varied talents upon the fortunate Iaynie Crean. May she profit by her gifts. ARTICLE XVII. In her generosity, Elinor VVhite bequeathes her entire "Will" to the Iunior Class. ARTICLE XVIII. Gertrude C'Connor leaves her keen sense of the humorous and wide comprehension of Spanish to Winnie O'Leary, partner in fun with Iayne Crean. ARTICLE XIX. Alice Carroll leaves her carefree, blithe spirit to the worried Kay Callahan. flflll ARTICLE XX. Iackie I-Iogan freely bestows her knowledge of chemical formulae, mathematical matter, and biological phenomena to the awe-stricken Marguerite McGrath. ARTICLE XXI, Our Puerto Rican senoritas, la Senorita Torres and la Senorita Valdivieso, leave to the college their all-encompassing ex- tensive collection of slang as spoken. ARTICLE XXII. Eileen Trant, our most likeable humorist, wishes to make a gift of her nine-day wonder diet and her story-telling ability to the woe-begone Mary McDonnell. ARTICLE XXIII. Ann Nesbit and Rita Noonan leave their predilection for sports to the athletic Iunior Class. ARTICLE XXIV. Betty Hayes graciously bequeathes her erudition to Mary Shaughnessyr ARTICLE XXV. Millie Clarke, expert expounder of exponents, skilled scientific scholar, and lark-like lyricist, leaves these gifts to her lunior admirer, Dorrit Washington. ARTICLE XXVI, Cur last and least donor, Betty Sullivan, begueathes her stature, or lack of it, to the sturdy quartet of Marie Auth, Miriam Mal- colm, Claire Fitzpatrick and Betty Huller. This is, to the best of our knowledge, a complete deposition of our earthly possessions and if any article should remain above and over, we deed that it be given to any worthy Elmite. This we ascribe to as our legal deposition of goods on the third day of lune, in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-three. Class of Forty-three X Class Attorney Elizabeth A. Sheehan Il42l CLASS IPROIPII-IIIECY Iune 7, l946. Dear Anne, Train trips are so boring that I thought I'd break the monotony of this one by dashing off a few lines to you. You were the proud possessor of an ensign's commission the last time I heard from you and in company with Mildred I-Iourihan and Theresa Campbell on your way for parts unknown. Realizing how you must long for news of home, I have decided to take up the old quill and carry you back, mentally, across the sea and let you, for a few seconds, get a bird's-eye view of the Class of Forty-three. What could be more appropriate at this time than to tell you that your inseparable chum, Kitty Bardsley, is now the proud wife of that certain Navy lieutenant whom she met on her trip to Florida during Easter vacation in our Senior year of college. Kitty had for matron of honor Mrs. Vincent Watterson. At the wedding Dotty told me that Ianet Diggles had obtained a position with the war department in Washington and working in the same department with her is Betty Sullivan, another one of our mathematical geniuses, Peg Tierney has deserted the mathematical field for a career as an interior decorator, She is now decorating the home of Claire Donahue who has since become the wife of Army Lieutenant Robert I-Ienry. I just happened to glance at the New York "Times," Anne, and I caught the name of Elizabeth Hayes, I knew that it couldn't be anyone else but our own "I-lazy" who is now a renowned journalistic critic. Imagine my surprise when I found her column devoted to a criticism of one of the leading educators of the country, Margaret Spence. While I had the paper my attention was drawn to the sports section edited by Anne Nesbit, whose column recounted the astounding achievements of Rita Noonan, now a physical instructor at Posse School. You don't have to worry about the clothes being rationed in your position as an officer, Anne, but I have been looking at the latest fashion designs and as always the most beautiful are created by Eileen Kennedy who is the co- worker of Schiaperelli. I don't imagine Eileen sees much of Rita Grover these days. Rita has been on a concert tour for war relief and is quite famous as a pianist. It is quite noticeable how many of our girls are traveling this year and among them are Betty Sheehan, who is modelling hands for the Revlon Company, Mildred Clarke who is a Powers model, and Bunny Sullivan who travels from one state to another as a horticulturist. Gertrude O'Connor is also seeing a bit of the world as she is directing the USO. activities in the various cities. The science majors from Our Lady of the Elms are achieving great deeds and they are to be congratulated. Among them are Alice Carroll who is in the experimental department of the Good Housekeeping Institute, Iackie Hogan who is in the science department of the Springfield Armory, and Elinor White who is in the Springfield Ordnance where a certain "Will" is also working. When I glanced out of the window a while ago, I saw a farm which reminded me of Mary Durkan who is very busy tilling the soil on her Agawam farm. The last time I saw Mary she told me that the girls who were interested in education were all very successful. Her friend, Connie Dudley, is teaching in South I-Iadley I-Iigh, Kaye Shea is teaching her beloved Spanish in Technical High School, and Rosemary Glavin is still interested in the School of Philosophy, Kathleen Germaine finished a course in mechanical engineering and is now an inspector in the largest defense plant of Massachusetts. As you know, I143l Anne, Kathleen became interested in this field when she first obtained her driver's license. Lovers of poetry are kept supplied with the beautiful and magnificent poems of Claire Carleton. lust recently Barbara Houlihan engaged Claire to read a few of her most famous pieces at the leading Womens Clubs of Chicopee. Barbara is still interested in directing charity organizations and she is helped considerably by Emelia Valdivieso, the great social worker from Puerto Rico. l met Emilia when she was up in this district and she informed me that Silvia was doing quite well in popularizing the American songs and dances in that "South American Way." There are only two of our friends whom l haven't mentioned, Anne, and they are Nancy Gorman who is now Mrs. William Mahan and Alice Kane who is now Mrs. Robert Lee. Anne, dear, l think that I have given you considerable news for the present. As the members of our class progress in their respective fields, l shall keep you informed. Let me hear from you accasionally. As ever. Eileen Trant l'm not very good at poetry. I doubt if l shall ever see This poem being read by anyone Except the Class of Forty-three. To make the stanzas rime l can'tg The words don't mean a thing Only to tell you that Eileen Trant ls still using her voice to sing. Her name is known near and far As she's Americas new opera star. l really have nothing more to say Except don't miss her if she's up your way. Anne E. O'Connell l H441 CLASS PLAY What the world needed most this spring of l94l3 was a good heart-lifting laugh, and the Seniors set about this business of provoking roars of merri- ment in their little world by producing the comedy "Always Tell the Truth" by MacMullen. Alice Kane in the role of Christine Ashley determined to tell the truth for one week, thereby winning five thousand dollars, overturns, not only the apple-cart, but also the lives of all her smug, self-satisfied neighbors in the ultra-smart summer resort where she and her mother acted as caretakers for an eccentric millionaire relative. Rosemary Glavin made history for the Dramatic Department of the college by her inimitable impersonation of Lizzie, the housekeeper, with a proprietary interest in her establishment, and a thirty-years' tradition to back up her every argument. Kathleen Bardsley, as Laura - the mother of Christine - made us firmly resolve that never in our lives would we attempt to win a prize, writing slogans for radio programs. Kathleen was excellent in a role that called for all-evening strenuous "rattle-brain" acting. Mildred Clarke, as Doris, intensely loyal to her sister Christine, played the part of a fiften-year-old lovable tom-boy with all the clever skill of a profes- sional, and Katharine Shea was a perfect foil to Mildred, as Eileen Parmalee, fifteen also, but gawky awkward fifteen, not at all easy to portray, particularly when the actress is so charming and graceful as our K. Margaret Tierney, as Helen Sherwood the social leader of her town, looked and acted the part to perfection. lt was as fine a piece of character acting as we have seen during our years at O. L. E. Claire Carlton was a charming "Lady Raffles" in the character of Amy Townley, and no one suspected that she was the cause of all the clever thievery carried on right under the aristocratic noses of the "Smart Set" in Lakeport. Alice Carroll, in the difficult role of Anna, amnesia victim, carried on with all the finesse of a "Random Harvester." Where are these talent scouts who tour the country seeking new stars? Rita Noonan and Anne O'Connell were well-cast in the roles of Mary Owens, the domineering dowager who found no girl quite good enough for her Roger, and Mable Pennypacker who played policeman in the hunt for the missing jewels. True to her calling, Mildred Hourihan was there with notebook and pencil as Cecily Sayres, author, and according to herself, a good one. Mildred brought a big laugh from the audience on every other line of her dialogue, and her handling of tricky situations showed skill and fine stage presence. Eileen Kennedy was excellent in the part of Madame Parmalee, dramatic teacher of sorts and determined that the world should know it at all times. Orchids went to Eileen Trant as Mrs. Frisbee, the doughty old lady of seventy, carrying her cane, not because she needed it, but because she wanted to. lt helped her to get her point across-she knew what she wanted, went after and usually got it. The laughter grew from giggles to roars before she finally sent the two "young things" on their honeymoon. The highest praise must be accorded to Elizabeth Hayes, stage director, Barbara Houlihan, property manager, and Rita Grover, for all stage craft employed in the production. ll45l CLASS SONG w w 914 h41U'a.'1.Lfne,VQ guinea, Mud LC, ffi, 'fz:Lie0fg1iU455:z:,ffg5Li?,Q.6 Qi- F ., , 5 :.iiiEw 5fg'i3g3f'i?i a? Ee2zzLY15xi:1qff5,i:L:agi, Q E 5 1' a5, L L a-Q-,- :kai-1-' .EEE ,- f . - ' ,' - ' MMM P-P' Zgmafwdiigqfgv ,::f1if WMM: -ft, if-1 F Y F F EL I ' ' ri 'ig-' E ti3j'i:L?.,i1?3 li. W ifi iLf,ii1i l5L? I f P ff K E mir J J fffgg, 'fiIwMEEf,.,"f, fab Efl, a'M5-Lmzfvububmtfy " , E U H451 MESSAGE Ur tliic MUST IREVEIRENID EUIUNIDEIR and PRESIDENT to THE CLASS of EORTYQTIHIREE My dear Graduates: We are here this morning particularly to honor you. Our hearts and our hopes and our prayers are with you this morning. This day is the crowning day of your school life, of your college life, the day on which you receive your splendid reward of merit. Throughout the years to come your diploma will testify that you have shown yourselves to be young women of sterling char- acter and advanced scholarship. I want to congratulate you in my own name and in the name of all here present for the honor bestowed upon you today, and to wish you success in your work. My dear young women, you are about to leave your Alma Mater and to go out into the world and face your career. We have known you during your years at college and we can honestly say, and we do say, in the name of the Sisters of St. Ioseph, go forth, my dear graduates, to the world, and to the work that is before you without fear and without hesitation. The training you have received here from your Alma Mater will enable you to perform any domestic or social duty which you may be called upon to do. Your whole training has fitted you to fulfill the work of woman designed by God, in that sphere destined by God for woman. And so I say, go forth to the world with confidence in God and with confidence in yourselves. Remember the world is just about what each one tries to make it. You have the power to do and to make your lives happy and successful in the world. Always endeavor to be in the future what you have been in the past, and particularly during your college life, and if you do this you will bring consolation to your good parents, and honor to your Alma Mater. You will give glory to God and you will be an asset in society. This is the wish that I offer you this morning, and as an earnest of it I will ask you to kneel now that I may give you my blessing. H471 AD MULTUS A N N COD S VTVAT ln December of this our Senior year, our Most Reverend Mother lohn Berchmans celebrated her golden jubilee in the service of her Lord. That service has been, for many years, among us, students at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. The zeal and devotion of Reverend Mother have permeated the lives of all of us. To her we are deeply indebted, to her we are deeply grateful. The expression of our gratitude was incorporated in the public mani- festation of that gratitude on the occasion of the l942 Commencement Exercises. Here Reverend Mother was awarded the Via Veritatis medal for her outstand- ing activity in the cause of Christian Education. We who have known her can testify to the wisdom of that choice and here in our yearbook wish to make a lasting record of her distinguished service. Citation read by Reverend Dr. lohn R. Rooney, vice-president, at the Commencement Exercises, Iune, l942. The Via Veritatis Medal is awarded by the Trustees and Faculty of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Gur Lady of the Elms, to a Catholic laywoman who in their estimation has made significant contribution to the spread of Catholic truth. This year it has been deemed fitting to make an exception and to bestow the Via Veritatis Medal on one whose life has been devoted to the formation of the ideal Catholic laywoman. Be it known: That the Via Veritatis Medal is conferred on the Reverend Mother Iohn Berchmans in testimony: Of her half-century of consecrated service as a Sister of St. losephg Of her efforts in advancing Catholic Principles in the schools of the Diocese of Springfield, Of her self-sacrificing devotion in the pioneer work of building up the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Of her noble example in guiding others to acquire the qualities of true womanhood-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 l942 to the Reverend Superior of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. loseph of the diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, the Reverend Mother Iohn Berchmans. ll48l From the address given by the Mirst Reverend Tliomas M. O'Lear5', D.D., Bishop of Sprmgyield, at the Commencement Exercises May 25, 1942. To me, it is a source of delight, satisfaction, and pleasure to bestow on Rev- erend Mother lohn Berchmans the highest award, honor, and gift that this college can present, the Via Veritatis Medal. It is not my intention to enlarge upon the citation as read by Reverend Doctor Rooney, but l feel urged to say that it has been a pleasure to bestow on Mother lohn Berchmans the Via Veritatis Medal for her sterling merit, both as a religious and as an educator. As the beauty of the king's daughter is within, I shall not tread upon this sacred ground, but all that l can say is that Almighty God has blessed Mother lohn Berchmans with the primary characteristics of a religious, so essential for one engaged in the work of directing souls. All her life she has worked intensely at the duties assigned to her, and, beginning when even a mere girl, she used the tact and the fortitude required by her holy state-a kind and gentle woman, with the lady always in the background. Her religious bearing, linked with self-control, has had a telling effect upon all with whom she came in contact. And l think I am making no exaggeration when l say that the example of her noble lite has helped to stablize religion in the diocese. In a half century she has been engaged in bringing truth to the Catholic Woman, and we know how well she has succeeded. One can easily measure that success by the products of this college, Many of our past graduates look back with reverence on her example for she moulded and formed their character and their prin- ciples. What Mother lohn Berchmans tried to develop in them she lived her- self. Even on the parents she has exerted an influence and, no doubt, that same influence is now revealed in the Sisters of St, Ioseph. Mother lohn Berchmans since the very beginning of the college has been filled with the spirit of Our Lady of the Elms, which is indeed the spirit of lesus Christ. lt is only fitting to say that if Springfield has a college for women, of which it may be justly proud, this is due in a very large measure to the interest and the keensightedness of our esteemed Mother lohn Berchmans. ll49l ALUMNAE ASSUCHATHON OFFICERS President, Marion R. Kennedy Vice-President, Mrs, Stewart Hope Secretary, Dorothy OBrien Treasurer, Mrs. Leo Brown The Alumnae Association of the College ot Our Lady of the Elms, formed to turther the Well-being of its Alma Mater and her graduates, has taced the challenge ot a world at war and geared its program accordingly. Yet even as in peace, this purpose is being accomplished by adherence to Catholic principles as embodied in the lite and purpose ot the College and by mutual example and united Catholic Action. ln actual years, our College is comparatively young, but in its culture, in its doctrines, it is as old as Christianity itselt. With pride we can and do point to those of our Alumnae whose way in the world has been marked by H501 successes not only in material things but in spiritual values as well. That this can be so is due to the fact that the College of Our Lady of the Elms is fulfilling the function of a Catholic college. Plainly, this function is not merely to teach the formulae of the Catholic religion, but to impart in numberless ways which defy formularization the Catholic attitude toward life as a whole. lt is true that our graduates are familiar with the Catholic attitude toward philosophy, science and the arts, but even more we boast of Alumnae who are consumed with the realization that Catholicism is not only a creed but a culture. In a very practical Way this Catholic culture in all its beauty and service- ability has been sent to the aid of our country at War. ln the WAACS, the WAVES and the SPABS, our Alumnae have made avail- able their Catholic heritage. ln the Womens Defense Corps and the Nurses' Aids our members daily demonstrate their charity to "these, the least of My brethren." ln civil life, too, the professions are peopled with our graduates Whose labors together with those in domestic life are helping to preserve and maintain the Christian concept-our Catholic Culture. The shining jewels in this crown of tribute to both God and country are those of our Alumnae Who having heard the Divine Call have found for them- selves their places in religion. ln Alumnae life itself we are proud indeed of our five large Chapters, and Welcome the addition of our particular pride, the newly-formed Boston Chapter. Deep in the heart of the Berkshires is our Berkshire County Chapter, oldest in years and equally faithful. Eloguent tribute to their loyalty is the ever- increasing numbers of students who come to us each year from this region. Enviable indeed is the place in community life which the Springfield Chapter holds. Their cultural and social contributions to the life of their home city are praiseworthy. Their servicemen's dances particularly have been only an instance of their generous contribution toward their military neighbors. Like Springfield, the Northampton Chapter has been much engaged in war-time activity. l-ler members are presently serving in almost every war- time capacity. The Holyoke Chapter, too, with its program of hospital aid has not been unmindful of the needs of others, and her charities have been many. Worcester County Chapter, covering a Wide area, has pursued an enviable program embracing the talents and abilities of her members. Particularly outstanding have been her activities in the Parent Alumnae. Yes, we are proud of our Alumnae. We are proud of their share in the works of a World at War as well as peace. May their united efforts, their Catholic Action assist in the restoration of "Peace on earth, to men of good Will." fl5ll PEACE and WAR His Holiness POPE PIUS XII I 152 1 Twenty centuries ago God walked upon the earth. But the world knew Him not, And God wept. Hlerusalem, lerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would l have gathered together thy children as the hen doth gather her children under her wings, and thou wouldst not." But one knew Christ, and he said, l'Thou art Christ, the Son of the Living God," Peter it was who made that profession of faith, and Peter was rewarded. God Himself looked on the fisherman and said, "Thou art Peter and upon this rock l will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Henceforth, Peter represented God on earth, Today the voice of another Peter cries to us from across the waters. lt is the voice of Pacelli, the dove of peace. And he weeps, too. How often would he, like his Master, have united in universal charity his children of every race. But they would not. Yet there are in the world some who with Peter hail Christ as the Son of the Living God, and Pius Xll I-lis vicar. To them the Pope turns and with Christ says, i'These things l have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. ln the world you shall have distress, But have confidence. I have overcome the world." With their gloriously reigning Pontiff, these, his children kneel, and in the throes of strife and world revolution send up to God this prayer for peace. O God, from Whom are holy desires, right counsels, and just works, give to Thy servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be disposed to obey Thy commandments and the fear of enemies being removed, our times, by Thy protection, may be peace- ful. Through Iesus Christ Thy Son our Lord Who with Thee in the unity of the l-loly Ghost livest and reignest world without end. Amen. 2' I' gg L I 152 ...Te n FMC ll' 'rr ' I 'W' 'Nl sm k e rf- .19'Z:'Q y Gia'-sfo.. ff? 1 , xg , N fl53l HDATHRDNS lL O YA LT Y A N D CUUPERATTON MADE ME The Elmata Staff wishes to express its gratitude tor the sincere and loyal support ot its many friends. Their helpfulness enabled us to edit our beloved Elrnata during a World crisis. Sk 7 53? 2 iw 1 as in everything else 3 f y A is Mimi X "There is Wisdom in generosity, . X f" I A T N .ffl Il55l - .A7'.l.7'.A7'.A7'.l' .l.7'.!7' J.7'.f.7J.7' .!.77.7'.A7'.!.7'.f.7J' .A7'.A'ff.7'..f.7'.!' ,, - I .f J.7'J.7'J' V .A7J'If.7' J.7'.l' I Af ,L ,H E, .A'!'.A7' , E, J.7'J.7'.f ffkay IAQ Nnzofker OIIEIGIY' fovc, of .mul offlzowfeage, Arm! ozlfofy ,40pc!y ge wif!! you .xfwf.x,y,s'.! 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I I ll Xi Q Plumbing and I-Iegting B, gig Xl CONTRACTORS , Q it 1 77 Winter Street Springfield, Mgss. lj S2 MARCHANT STREET Q t Phone 2-5l3l NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND lv I fa I U nNumb0r One on the ' SJ Health Paradcf, Covnplivnents of Dairy Products are listed number Q one on the National Nutrition List. HASTINGS DRUGS O tw 390 MAIN STREET INCLUDE THESE ITEMS IN YOUR DAILY DIET WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS H D,S 1 MILK and ICE CREAM I E , ,SH ll65l t le xx, I I5 , I El Buy War Stamps and Bonds X 1' I ir To Insure Your Future X' E Cmrzplzrrwwlts uf I I I f if 5 lorczak s Pharmacy SQ lj X cab 3 f MARKET SQUARE 2 I 5 43 1 me X 'X Tcl. S190 I MacDonald 81 Shea, Inc. X x I S THIRD NATIONAL BANK BUILDING S E I I I ii I5 N xv Q' M'A IGWLJ Sf 2 Us QLIIQL-19 555113- Moran X Mencarelll, Inc. 5 A ,QE BRIEF: if LE? E1.5,aE1 Il fi ,MII Q .N 'AQN 51,4 I - , -"' 1.5" ,I fb If . " Wf - A903 iq! ici i XI 5 E fl McAus1an 85 Wakelin IEWELERSFOR S 1. II A 'l HOEYORES I , fr il GREAT DEPARTMENT STORE THE CMM OF 1944 I 1 .tx lk E 1 Always Reliable gi? 1, VGSN' ,I A x I ia - Reliable Always nl N 3 HII.II. Dxx'IIpIIT and MIIILI1 STS., I-IIILYIIIQE SS VERNON STA- SPRINGFIELD' MASS. S I FJ I W "0'e4"F7"f9'5'9f'9'99'c'fK"l47"f'fW"'Q5f'dEWP?I?'999W3'8E?'E?'737'99EQfYb?!?599?98dT22'E9iH 11661 15'45f0'f0'5'n f J0 l N ll Q if l Q, lf E 35 S? lf? 53 E X Pi' Q? is ll E yl 3 I f.sf.f,vzaQ gdgf,v,.,4w2zaf.m,y,f Cmnplmzcnts of AT Q l H0101 Morey Murphy Funeral Home JZQ9 ,f,g2a6f,cafg,f 5,936-f AT if TIIOL1 l N' Y. :fl ANNANDALE ROAD fi! ' NEwPoRT, RHODE ISLAND A A ,839 T T afgf,-Gf,QQf,Qgg,fJ-1.f,-mcaf,.QgQfr,g4ff,.cf,6fZf32f1'w,.maf.m,3f,,f,y.f 1 Pomeroy N8tlOl1i-ll Library T Coal and Oil Co. Bmdery CO. l WEST SPRINGFIELD v , Emerald Street MASSACHUSETTS l v Clmicopcc, Massachusetts Bibles cmd Proryerbooks l- . Beautifully Bound , l N l A OB James OB I T l pl 714 E bl l d1925 l C T a2faf, fa,QfaQSWWfczQfaa2wWQHQfg2fQQwaQeQ0f vA I 167 1 A lf?" f""'f"f"f"P' P' 4'f"f0'f0'1",0',0'f91OLf9ZQQ"f0',o',o',0',a,o',o'.aQ0Qg ,0',0'p',o',0',0'.0'4QQ0L9 .QQQQOZO .O'ff',0',0',0',0',0',0',0'.f'.0Q0 AQ' fin' E lx xi 5 3 S 2 fi S 5 ii is 5 5 S 5 S 1 if R S 1 s 'Q is 35 U5 CD t., A W T A PARLEY VOUS N! ' and fi fl YUM YUM A A if' A new Z1 K4'x U if 1 SW FRENCH DRESSING 1117461412 8 .Vt ll EDELWEISS-of counsel GOOD FOOD FOR PLEASED GUESTS JOHN F. SHEA Pasteurized Milk and Cream Buttermilk 42 Naomi Street Chicopee Falls, Mass. ' BILLEOLDS 0 KEYTAINERS 0 DESK SETS ' BOOK ENDS 0 DICTIONARIES ' GREETING CARDS 0 STATIONERY And .1 tiwusdiid .md unc Htimcr items used in the wfiicc Cmnplnnentx uf Francis C. Tylunas Springfield Office Supply Co. lfv Bwdw "Everything for the Office" 1615 Main Street Tel. 4-5691 Springfield, M3SS3ChllS9tIS CHICOPEE FALLS Tcl. 1 S26 E-Z Truly the Ultimate m Kneeling Pads aes WILLIAM DOID 81 SON GP Nlcmufacturers NEW YORK Represented by W. L. GRIFIflN 14 Schuyler Strcct Springfield, M.1ss, Worcester Telegrunz Evening Gazelle Sunday Telegram U Radio Station WTAG WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS Nicholas Zoo, Inc. Commission Merchants AND Wholesale Dealers IN Fruit and Produce ZEO BUILDING Lyman St. Springicld, Mass. H691 D. J. HANIFAN 3114! llll If iw !Qu'f1'11 iff PHQTOGRAPHER FOR CLASS OF 1943 CHICOPEE FALLS 1 For SHOES or QQ RANGE and FURNACE OILS SHOE REPAIRINGH Visit X AUTH NAPOLEON BAIL S mv BELMONT AVE. SHOE STORE AND REPAIR SHOP PHONE 74468 163 High Street COAL COKE Holyoke, MISS. A 'You will take increasing pride and joy with T your Balfour ring over the years I L. G. BALFOUR CO. ARTHUR BALTHAZAR Q Ciiy Clerk A ax , Chicopee, Massachuse'r+s l S. G. LEE RES. 278 EAST STREET CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 234 Boylston Street Boston, MASS. YR f Compliments of Bmmmi Correct Apparel for Vvlorrievi I S 3 its and Mz.s.Ses T' 1273 MAIN STREET ff Springfield, Mass. I? "E1ierytlm1g From a Pm to a Safe" BROADWAY OFFICE SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY li SUPPLIES -A STEEL, WOOD AND I 3 1 CHROME FURNITURE ' STEEL EQUIPMENT I X 55 Vernon Street SpringHeId, Mass. Telephone 36129 is IVLICHAEL GORDENSTEIN ft A REAL GOOD PLACE TO DINE BECKMANN'S NORTHAMPTON Caiering For Parties, Weddings, Teas and Banquets L. W. CALLAHAN Painting Contractor 48 Westticird Circle Springfield, Mass. Telephone 3'3002 I 170 1 Clow ffm! D. G. CANTY BEVERAGES xl' S I S X X CAA GOLDEN .md I'ALE DRY 1 1.11111 . IIIZIZJU, ..I1l1 .llI. ll.l11 CI-IICOPEE SODA COIVIPANY KIHICIIPEIQ INIASS. Telephone N13 CATERING EOR ALL OCCASIONS DARCYUS C I ? o1npIzn1ent.x nf RESTAURANT "Iv1s1.St on Darcyfs Pzcsn A 1197 Mzlilm Street Chiqopcc F4115 Phf IHC 13S ALFRED E. DUNLOP Cl!171fI1771C71I.! of if . EASTHAMPTON BUSINESSMEN ami ASSOCIATICN 62 GRAPE STREET CI-IICOPEE CAESAR EQUI 8: CO. FRLYIS' 435 DWIGHT ST. HoLYoKE, MASS Glenwood Eood Center 461 RIMMON AVENLIE SPRINGFIELD. MASS, D141 16353 Chi, 11-6 , N 11711 Glenwoecfl Pharmacy PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS E. MCGINTY, Reg. Phar. 433 Springfield Strcct Springfield, Mltss. Plwnc 2412 57 JOHN E. GRANFIELD 8: SONS Real Estate and Insurance 60 Springfield Street, Chicopuc, Mass. ARTHUR WILLIAM T. Cmnplmtents of THE GRISE FUNERAL HOME Compliments of GUI1VIOND'S DRUG STORE Complmtents of Hafey Funeral Service Scrvmtq Sprmgjield and Vtcmtty FRANCIS I. HAFEY, FLYNVRAL DIRtiri'mR Complmlerlts of Haggerty Funeral Home 333 SPRINGFIELD STREET CHICOPEE, MASS Cmnplmtcntx nf Hastings Stationery Store 2 Center Street Clncnpcu f Mus. M. HIRSCH 81 SONS, Inc. .IEXVELERS AND OPTICIANS SINCE 1891 187 Hlgll StI'CCI l'ltJlyUliL', lVl.lSS. H721 Slmp at Elrller Stnrc Kane FLlI'IIIFLlI'C Company HOLYOKE SPRINGFIELD VV. 'C. IK OSII OIRIIQQK llflmrist fffi W . SOO FRONT STREET CHICOPEE, MASS. Raymond J. Lc1F1eur GREETING CARDS PICTURE FRAMING ARTIST SUPPLIES STATIONERY HARDWARE PAINT WALL PAPER GLASS ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES 246 EXCHANGE STREET CHICOPEE, MASS. Complzmcnts of Harry I-I. Lane Company WHOLESALE CONFECTIONERS Springfield M.1ss.1cln1sctts COMPETENT OPTOMETRIC SERVICE DR. FRANK W. LARRQW f- Cumpllments of ILASIRIIEIRQS OPTOIVIETRIST B 3 Tel. 2-U8l8 O 'I Sl ' 'Q UI ppm G elger 131 MAIN STREET Res Tel. 2-0709 Be-sae Bldg, I49O Main Street Clncupcc Falls f f M.1ss.1cl1L1sctts Springfield, Mcrsscxchusetis marcelle 1474 main street millinery and ready-to-wear Cnmplmzents nf MARKET SQUARE DINER H731 McGIynn 65 UNCH Uptometrists and Cpticians Bookstolr Building MITCHELL'S FILLING STATION Serwce w1tI1 L1 Consczen e 437 SPR1Nm:1f1ELD STREET Tcl. S094 1383 Mun Street Springfield, Mass. , - , NEWELL'S ll l ll I E L S L. W. KENNEY NEWELL'S, INC., TEWELERS Jlvuaa nf, J 1690 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD SPRINGFIELD ----- MASS. Cfm1pIzn1cntx of The Roger Smith Hotel Compliments of Russell Funeral Home 933 STATE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Cnn1fvI1mev1t.S of Russ-set Potato Chip Company FAIRVIEXV, MASS. Schermerhorn Fish Co., Inc. SPRINGFIELD HOLYOKE WESTFIELD Largest Seofood Deolers in Western Mossoclmsetts II74I Compliments uf IGI-IN B, SHEA SPRINGFIELD CI-IICOPEE FALLS HOLYOKE Compliments of WALTER M. S1-IEA ATTORNEYVAT-LAW Chicopee FGIIS - - Mass. T. F. SHEEHAN FLORUY' 136 St.1tc Strcct Springficld, M2159 Leo Simard .IEWELER 54 Suffulk Strcct Hwlywkc, Mass. Compliments of Solinis Market, Inc. 1111 West Strcct CI-IICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS Springfield Castings Co., Inc. DI. F. CGRRIDAN PresidentfTreI1sm'er Page Bwulcvgxrd Springticld, Mass. Compliments of STEWARTS - WEEKS 1341 MAIN STREET Next to Union Ttrust SPRINGFIELD Cumplimcnts uf BELMONT AVENUE SPRINGFIELD fXQiY I17 5 I D. C. Sweeney 85 Son .Qicrility Furniture at lowest prices Springfield f f M.iss. Taft Oil Company Gasoline, Motor Oils, Tires Range 6- Fuel Oils Oil Burners Cor. LYMAN 6. FRONT STS. HOLYOKE, MASS. Tel. 9847 The Compliments of the F 0 0 D S ll 0 P P E NORTHAMPTON, MASS. Trailways of New England Announces New Bus Permits Direct Service V e No Change of Bus f T0 - Orange, Athol, Gardner Fitchburg, Ayer fFort Devensj For information, Call TRAILWAYS OF NEW ENGLAND 144 BRIDGE STREET-f-'6'S33l DIAMONDS WATCHES Compliments if TRUE BROTHERS 'NCORPORATED WALTER TRYBULSKI Jewelers Esrablislied I898 I39O MAIN STREET Eine qualify - large variely - lair prices CITY TREASURER CI-IICOPEE f f MASS JEWELRY SILVERWARE Cimzplmmm of GRACE L. VARS IGH BELLEVUE AVENUE NEWI'C3RT, RHODE ISLAND Agent for .Stetson Sport Hats I 176 I White 64 Crowley, Inc IWILXLERS IN Plumbing and Heating Supplies 31 Emery Street SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 3 N S 3 E 3 Q fs S ER 22 3 3 s E E S Q R' .0 Q. Q 2 N 1' Young 65 Young 3 I 'of I S Cluwclz Goods ,md Ref1qmu.s Amcfes xi E Greatmq Curds 1 X.11'e1t1e.i f Glfts is I' '3 XYurthiugtw11 Street Spmmfigld- MASS. Cozzzpfizzzwzlf E 3 1 1 1 3- gu G. Roy Lumber Co. Q if 2 Complunents of E 5 2 , P. Q JOHN S. BEGLEY E 2 5 Ai 92 x 2 2 xi I X i fu 2 5 2 2 s ' 1 1 E C07iQD!Z7lZ67ZZLJ 3 E Q N 0 Q KZ 1 3 31 if Q 5 Q A F R I E 2 if Su pi N f 1"2"5"c",C4f' 1 5 5 fy.. ll lu wx E 6 ' K u QQBQ' J?-k3'gk' f ugygv' u ,aafzcw uu u mgzzee2f.z,w u u uu gefgeszeeif W JQQQQA Y u Q , , , u u ,ea H771 9?f5455a'T,Ji9' ,9,3j?-5':5c6"T ' ' ' TT" T' , , TT"I 'T ' A 4fi37? 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