Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

 - Class of 1949

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But the complete realization of these joys does not come with Graduation Day - rather it grows and matures until, recalling days here on campus, we shall see clearly that this portion of our lives has been one very dear. lt has been a portion seasoned with goodness, kindness, and friendship, a porf tion sprinkled with mistakes and misfortunes, but embodied with serenity and finite perfection. lt is here, in Elmata, that we shall lock up our fond memories and keep them well guarded within its green and gold covers. And upon envisioning our college days these joys will crowd into our hearts. We'll smile, we'll brush away a tear, and we'll thank Our Lady of the Elms. Elmzzm PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS GF 1949 COLLEGE UE QUR LADY OE THE ELMS Chieopee, Massachusetts ,ghxsggffiilg-3, ,Q. ,u f'3V755E Q Q E H: ga 'WB27534' EditorfinfChief . . PATRICIA V. CONNELL Business Manager MARILYN M. LOGAN Art Editor . . . IRENE T. MORIN Associate Literary Editors BEATRICE V. BARRETT MAUREEN M. KEATING MARY T. GOGGIN MARILYN M. LoGAN RUTH A. MURPHY I heard a thousand blended notes, While in a grove I sat reclined, In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the nnndf' I5J His Excellency THE MQST REVEREND THQMAS MARY CTLEARY, D.D Bishop of Springfield President Qerfzkafzbfe The class of 1949 proudly and sincerely dedicate this yearbook to you, Your Excellency, because had it not been for your beneficence in establishing our school, a catholic college education might have been denied to many of us. The force of your determinaf tion has not only presented this gift to us but has provided us, in the course of four years, with the inf describable joys attained when friends can live, work and play together. The beauty of building, of learnf ing and of living which surrounds us here has def lighted and enriched us but we know that, lacking your guiding hand, all of this would not have been ours. As Founder and President of our college you have placed everything within our easy reach. And so now, as we pass from the goldenfhued college days, we turn back once more to express our genuine gratif tude to you for making our college life a reality. acult YOUR PARTICULAR GIFT to the class of 1949 has been knowledge. You have diligently presented by lecture and demonstration the facts which we, your students, shall convert into wisdom. Now, as we step lightly forth to a new and different life, it is upon this wisdom that we shall depend. No other Faculty could have been more cheerfully generous or more genuinely fair. No other Faculty could have enlightened us more brightly. Therefore, as we murf mur our joyous farewells, we acknowledge your wisdom and your patience, your sincerity and your thoughtfulness. And our joy is more complete for we are confident that even after graduation you will always be ready with the habitual gentle word for us, with the nod of encouragement and praise, with tolerance and understanding. Who art a light to guide, a rod To check the erring and reproueg Thou who art victory and law When empty terrors overaweg From 'uain temptations dost set freeg And calm'st the weary strife of frail humanity f9J MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. O'LEARY, D.D. President REVEREND JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B, Ph.D. VicefPresiclent SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, BA., M.A. Dean REVEREND THOMAS B PIERCE, B.A.. J.C.B., S.T.L. Religion REVEREND GEORGE A. SHEA, BA., S.T.D.. Ph.D. Philosophy REVEREND ROBERT H. STAFFORD, B.A.. S.T.D. Philosophy SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, BA., M.A. Latin, Mathematics SISTER HELEN JOSEPH, B.A.. M.A., Ph.D. English SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, BA., M.A,. Ph.D. French, Spanish SISTER TERESA MARIE, BA., M.A. IVIathemat1cs, Physics SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, BA., M.A. History SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE. BMUS. Mitsic SISTER REGINA DOLORES, B.A. English, Speech, Spanish SISTER HELEN CLARE, BA., M.A. French, Spanish SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, BA., M.A. Education, English tio SISTER JAMES MARY, B.A. German, Journalism SISTER MARY EUGENE, BA., M.A. English, Latin SISTER MARGARET JAMES, B.S. Biology SISTER ANNA CECILIA, BA., M.A. Mathematics SISTER JOHN MARTHA, BA., M.A. Sociology SISTER TERESA DANIEL, BA., B.S. in L.S. Librarian SISTER FLORENCE JOSEPH, BA., BS. in L.S Librarian JAMES L. SHEA, B.A.. M.A. Chemistry MARY D. MURPHY, BS. Biology, Chemistry RALPH T. NAZZARO, BS., M.S., Ph.D. Chemistry CHARLES R. CADAIRE, BS., M.S., Ph.D. Biology KATHERINE S. LONG, B.S. Physical Education I REV. ICI-IN R. RQQNEY, Ph.D ViCC'P7'C.9fdC?1f U11 REV. THOMAS B. PIERCE, S.T.L Chaplain - Religion U21 REV. GEORGE A. SHEA, Ph.D Philosophy I 13 I REV. RQBERT H. STAFFORD, S.T.D Philosophy f 14 I JAMES L. SHEA, M.A Chemistry E151 A . A5 MARY D. MURPHY, BS Biology, Chemistry U63 RALPH T. NAZZARO, Ph.D Chemistry U73 CHARLES R. GADAIRE, Ph.D Biology I' 18 1 A 'W KATHERINE S. LONG, B.S Physical Education I 19 I Sisters IT IS a great joy to give of oneself and to see the recipient go forward amid dan' KET ESQ gers, armed with moral strength, fortified 1-f! S' Xiu-5 with good example. This joy must dwell always within the heart of every Sister of Saint Ioseph here on campus for, have you ever known a more willing, a more def pendable group? They are women donatf ing their services not for temporal rewards vw. but for the greater goal of spiritual sancf tiication. Day by day they have watched us grow physically and mentally. Now we are prepared, encased in the armor of moral strength, fortiied with goodness and happiness, to defend their lessons and to depend upon them for strength. lf we were to ascribe our formula for the sure attainment of infinite joy hereafter we would enumerate the qualities of our Sisters and suggest that they be followed. For nowhere else will such an essentially happy community be found, one so revered yet one so humble. Since we have accepted every' thing from you, our Sisters, we should return a worthy gift. But to offer material rewards would be folly and so here, when upon the brink of departure, we present our only gift, our prayers. Never to forget you, always to remember you in our devotions, to constantly intercede in your behalf, these are our bequests. these make up our spiritual estate, these we gladly give to you and the while, asking God above to keep you with Him now and always. .. i likxixxh' Y ,, - 1 X.. If-.5 iffy' 5 :wi 'e' Q ,,.+1y,w-',,. in-ailvba' ..-. . ca... -3. j 'QA' 3 94 Z' "" 53' V i .V ' .. 'f Q' 1 ' H!ih,Q T. ish l i ' , :a x y ii' iiagf mllfll f20l Parents JOY is AN allfencircling emotion. It 'X dwells in your heart and guides your , every action. But all too frequently, in our times of happiness, we forget those gn who have made all of this possible. Had it not been for their sacrifices, their assistf , i f '2" ance, and their prayers, how far would l"' we have come? Could we have answered 'ggfsgleli' ,f to the name of Graduate? Could we have 5 'ilk'-ng V "tii V known and loved and cherished our colf 'iii Ev ii 'illi Wil A 5 'fi 5, lifiit lege days? To these two dear people we owe so much, a debt of love, of happiness, of education. Therefore, from the deepest and furthermost recesses of our happy hearts, we utter a humble "Thank you." It echoes and refechoes through the pages of this yearbook until, in clear and defiant print, it finds its way to you, our parents, whose days and nights are filled with thoughts and plans for us, whose every action receives its impetus from love of us. For, now on the brink of Graduation Day, filled with joy, we realize that in each joyous blessing there's a sense of gratitude. It may be dorf mant but it nevertheless is there and should be expressed. So here on this page, dedicated to our parents, we give you our best, and that best of ours is only meager remuneration for your best, so freely given and so calmly received. i2ll Campu THE WELL'WORN PATHwAYs from Cleary to the Administration Building, the Chapel and the Grotto have witnessed many a traveler in these past four years. They've felt us hurrying to class, tripping gayly to a dance, and marching in solemn procession to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstancef' But these are only pathways. The buildings themselves have encircled us and kept us warm in their grasp. Perf sonification is radiated in their studied silence during exams, their meditative silence during retreat. They have rocked with gaiety at Christmas time and prom time. But mere pictures of these edifices hold little charm. It is the feeling of joy and contentment emaf nating from their walls which reaches out and draws us to them filling us with the joy that we have grown in stature and in strength while within their loving arms. 2fr:'i.-we 2 "Heaven prosper it! may peace ancl love, And hope, and consolation fall, Through its meek influence from above, And penetrate the hearts of allg All who, around the hallowed fane, Shall sojourn in this fair clomainf' X231 li If' .. x .. ,..+9fQ. . 'ew' , , 6, ,v ' m N? X- , H . F1 V,f1f7i'f 4 X, , . W, . . X, , . e' x +' Zag. 5-. :QQ i f' Q F!-,w,N.:, - . V V. fm 4 .W , 2, YN,-4 1-A A1 1 -,. :fa P, , - H 1:4 in ' A ,vii A f gjiw A 3' , gin ,ggi Q '- la waajlgi, ,. " r .- G l 'ei A 124 - .H Vw :V -' ',w?Mi!'ffVf1fy24 - H b J k,"1,"Q:,,lgf , ,N X X. .. N' Y " 34" 'am nw 'Ko 1-41:11 vii Q Q ll I 'di :fin f' '5! I, V' il f I .O x' n ,aff .iii . TOWER - ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Purposed grace of leaping curve in Gothic arches Lends an artful simplerzess in mastery." I26I LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING And, filled with sweetness, as a shell Is hlled with sound and launched in time it serves its purpose passing well.' I27I 1 W I S N I a., N X ' ' -xf'1f1?Q-att? , ,A ' H' 'ifatli-f'.5--Q-2.55, ,Q NM ' Vi 'ggfif:Nf+f31"-QnfN- 0, 4,:'g,,:.:'g.Qf,5i,,1-If-7"1,,gf, .gy Q ' f Rafi-Q39-.fIZP1e:i" . , r ' s ay Q Jef-E", A 1 S 3 1 Q??fif - 7, I I ,W 2 QL F O'LEARY HALL This vital world, this home of happy spiritsn E233 - M ' ' I 4 'ew M' ,,..- .thx . W Kew. . ' ' Q basl: ST. THOMAS HALL "Whe1'e thoughts serenely sweet express How pure, how dear their dwelling place BEAVEN HALL I 29 J CHAPEL But years, or ages, or eternity Will incl me still in thought before yourthronef' i301 INTERIOR OF CHAPEL 'Tall shadows whisper rnusic - blue and purple tones, Tapers dart like waxen, flarneftipped birds. Aureoled saints adore from muted windows And in the silence of my lieart, find no words. . . H E311 OUR LADY OF TI-IE ELMS W "h4ary,11plUTed to o1u'sight In cloudy vesture stainlessfwlnte, Wlly are thine eyes like stars alight Twin flames of charity?" X331 .' .. 5 1 if r -'C :- Q -'f , gi xwgpx A I 5, . rat -up-at L xr . . A 2 , . - J -' "li ' , ' ' X"-5 s ' s s 'hymn - , , s . , f- ' ' , :1":' le n' ,shi "5 l l af. 'nf ' ff?" 'll . ' 1 T '-A , f Y , fAA.4,.'1fKlk 6.5, 1- X92 , - :Q ff M 4 .I 5 , L bw. .ix x m' X , sig ' ,..,, .. f v - . N N- . 45W--. A XA, f f w Q-1,.?. 5,3 X n 9 'Ui-11'23ff't A -' A 'Iv 5 k 'GJ R if ' t3:1n,xef,"x . A kin 'I 'L ze GROTTO "It is a lovely tlnng, I think To find a small slwine intimate Beyond a company of trees . . . i333 , v 'o. ' : W I -ffgga I' L V, ,545 W ,ivan .-1 1 DOORS - LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING 35 MEZZANINE Hcfhe Beauty which old Greece oo' Rome Sung, painted, wrought lies close at home." F k K , rw ' :QV . un ggi? X fxl L ' . lil l -'V qfg. rv' ii. 3 ggsi lf VERITAS AUDITORIUM Vkflzcrc light and shade rcposc, whcrc music dwells Lingering - and wandcrmg on as loth to dien ' s- 1 1 1. fu, -,4 'I vi in ,iv 5 - 5 all 4. K' CLASSROOM MODERN LANGUAGES "taking pain In time, good learning and qualifies to attain." LIBRARY -Lf 5-::t:':.- 2. , W., .. ? 'H"0""' , . ,Zapp N53 -M , 'Q I 1 "Wisdov11 at once, and Power, Arc willing, bulvlvlnzv fortll, unseen incessantly." BIOLOGY LABORATORY "Delving into the depths of God's handiz,uo7'k" LECTURE HALL A SCIENCE ei MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY lm'-1 .uf CHEMISTRY INORGANIC LABORATORY "Observation and experimentation - tlie core of our lqnowleclgen PHYSICS LABORATORY "A true knowledge of tlie physical - not divorced from the spiritual" ORGANIC LABORATORY .-6,5591 DOUBLE ROOM LOUNGE CYLEARY HALL "Wl1at pleases the heart Appears fair to the eye." i SOUTH ENTRANCE f O'LEARY HALL In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best" DINING ROOM Senior THESE DAYs are happy daysg time when friends are made and knowledge gained. But few are the ones remaining which we can entitle "college days." Too few are the moments we can spend together, too few the smiles we can share. In happiness we arrived here four years ago but soon we leave in exalted joy for we have treasured every radiant beam of happif ness, 'til now, our hearts are vaults of joy. To think of each other is to be happy. To see each other is to relive our life on campus. In four short years of classes, vacations, and exams we've never known dis' cord or discontent. Uur one desire for each of us is that she might live on in a continuing spirit of well' being radiating peace, good fortune and true joy. Te blessed creatures, I have heard the call Te to each other inalqeg I see The heavens laugh u'ith you in your jubilee: My heart is at your festival, My head hath its coronal, The fulness of your bliss, I feel - I feel it all .-rx . P. Connell, I. Morin, Ii. Hannigan, R. Murphy, L. Hanna, M. Keating, F. Haley, M. Coggin E. Hamilton, E. Ford, E. Barron, M. Hoar, A. jones, H. Goddard, N. Black, R. Keough M. Lawler, S. Cummings, D. Casey, B. Hurley, IZ. Aidieon, M. Corrinet, B. Carlisle, S. Leroy SENIOR CLASS CLASS OFFICERS RUTH A. MURPHY LOUISE M. HANNA President V1'C6'PT6S1'd6Hf BEATRICE V. BARRETT MARILYN M. LOGAN Secretary 'Treasurer Class Flwwurz Red Rose Class Culmsz Red and Vwlluitc E441 R 1 l i -i' , ' . . Martin, M. Moynihan, M. Murphy, H. Barrett, M. Logan, N. Savnit, M. Maloy, Ii. Pringle . Rooney, M. Zak, H. Vecchia, M. Martin, if Sawtelle, li. Flynn, C. Street, M, Meehan . Mnrrier, M. Nlcrrigan, A. MaCDonnell, B. Meagher, N. Mangan, M. Ncshit, C. Ryan, IT. Rnsvne mmf CS fzfayzyf GAUDEAlXlUSl The day is here, the day we have waited for, our day of joy - com' meneement day for the class of 5.1.9. Did the poet Lowell have us in mind when he wrote, "What is so rare as a day in June?" Ur could we, without presumption, amend his quesf tion by asking, "What is so rare as this day in june, this day of our gradf uation from our beloved Lady of the Elms?" Today we go out from these walls that for us are hallowed by four years of joyful striving, our tasks of the moment done. Away from our class, one from the other, some of E451 us may never meet again this side of heaven. Away from our cherished teach' ers to whose unselfish devotion we owe so muchg away from our morning risf ings, away from our busy days and nights of study, away from our hours of playg it cannot be that we are natural if we fail to find, welling up from the depths of our sentient hearts, a pang of sorrow that all of these things are over for us as a class of graduates. But we came here in joy, have joy' fully tackled our pursuits, and why should we not, in a continuing spirit of joy, enter upon and play our part in the glories of this meaningful day? Much, oh so much of our life at the Elms will be proudly placed in the file of our tender memories. First of all, our associations with our teachers, classmates and college mates, our classes with their tests and examinations - but apart from these in the Golden Treasury of Remembrances, which includes so many of the activities of our senior year, comes first Initiation - Did we do this? Did we forget ourselves because, forsooth, custom has called us seniors? Did we make admirals of ourselves and stand RUTH A. MURPHY President officiously over the humble freshmen, the swabbies of our decks? No, no. lt was all in fun. And they knew it. And it drew them closer to us and us to them. And then, Cap and Gown Sunday - How y princely we marched with measured tread, our looks supreme, our words un' said! Maybe we did feel that sense of superiority! but Ilm sure our hearts were right, for again, custom hath ordered it. Spare us dear undergrads. Youlll wear them too, and like it . . . Qur sense of joy seemed to reign absolute when sucf cess crowned our humble efforts at the Elmata Dance - which witnessed seniors and underclassmen furthering the cause of wholesome entertainment and helping the seniors' personal college diary . . . and where they usually come Vice,p,esfdem LOUISE M. PIANNA H61 e seee s e The Familiar BluefBooks - But soon again, renewed with courage, and ref plenished with a stronger determination than ever before, we resolved to meet each forthcoming situation of the New Year with masterly attack. Cn a bright' er note, we anxiously awaited another festive occasion-one with a promise of surprise - for little did we guess that on that "night of cloudless climes and starry skies," we would suddenly find ourselves in a great magic "Wi1iter Woi1derland" - at the Junior Prom. The magic of the winter slowly faded BEATRICE V' BARRETT out and "as the swift seasons roll," we Sefffffm embarked upon the springtime of com' mencement which introduced the joint Clee Club Concert with Boston College, the important selffevaluation and challenge to a better life prof voked by our Spiritual Retreat, and those occasions when we daughters paid tribute in a special way to our parents at the FatherfDaughter and MotherfDaughter banquets. Ch yes, we have parents, and we love them. To see us frolic and cavort at times, to gab and chatter, you might be led to think that we had none - that we "just growedu like Topsy. Ch yes, we have parents. And we thank them for their kindness. May God bless them ever! With this prayerful supplication, we enrich our store of tender Remembrances and seal our Golden Treasury. Let us not leave on a note of sadness, "sweet sorrow though our parting bevz but on that more exalting note of joy that we have sat at the foot of goodness and learning and knowledge and are firmly resolved to reflect these things throughout our lives in rugged accord' ance with our true principles. As each of the class of 549 goes out today from these hallowed walls, she walks away with Hrm step and head erect, with a smile on her face and a song in her heart. MARILYN M. LOGAN Our Lady of the Elms, Gaudemus! Treasurer i471 ap and Gown Sunda To pass from a fleecy realm of dream and pos' sibility to an actual state of reality was the blissful fate of every senior on that sunkissed Sunday, late in October, the feast of Christ the King. The longfawaited moment which seemed almost unattainf able at times was fast becoming perfected, the ref ceiving of our Cap and Gown. Curs was an unboundless joy as we raised our hopes, our thanksgivings, and our petitions to the altar of God in the symbol of our caps and gowns that Sunday morning. Curs was a happiness that overflowed our very hearts as we knelt in all humf bleness before a most Radiant Savior in the greatest of all sacrifices. The beauty of the mornings ceremonies was only transcended by the solemnity of the afternoons, and a deep feeling permeated every seniors heart. In the midst of our loved ones, our parents, friends and classmates, we donned our caps and gowns and the realization of three years and perhaps a lifetime was beginning to take on a more tangible aspect. With the donning of our academic caps and gowns, we, in the words of Father Sullivan's most meaning' ful speech, were also to don our gowns of responsif bility, our garb of preparedness and, climactically, our robes of an educated Catholic woman. As each member of the Class of Q49 sat, intensely earnest upon the so prophetic words which were being issued forth, we envisioned our day of going out, for this day, this Cap and Gown Sunday was but a mere foreshadowing of the sadness and elo' quence of graduation day. Meanwhile, anticipating this future day we were implored to fill our hearts, our minds, our souls to the very brim, to drink deep of the fountain of truth which was in our very midst. And in carry' ing out this task especially in the full year ahead of us, as dignified wearers of those so cherished caps and gowns, we should be ever mindful of the responsibilities conferred upon us with their investi' ture. And finally, as we marched through that smiling guard of honor, to the waiting smiles and tears of parents and friends we could not help but think, each one of us, that we would soon and, all too soon, march through the smiling protective walls of our Alma Mater into the waiting arms of a not too happy world. fl- rivst "Crmtate Domino canticum novumn 548 I ELIZABETH A. AIDICCN, A.B. Fmhol NUMBER one sodalist on campus . . . sweet, reserved . . . dainty blush . . . latest hairfdo . . . athletic build . . . pleasant disposition . . . industrious . . . skill in domestic arts evidenced by those knitted socks . . . sewing instructress . . . illustrious reputation as a guard on the basketball court . . . varsity award . . . tennis fan . . . primarily interested in history . . . Berg' man admirer . . . flair for clothes . . . "Where is Athol?" . . . potential fashion designer . . . energetic supporter of every campus activity . . . fond' ness for teaching . . . invaluable contributor of quiet charm to us of l4Q . . . example of golden mean in all things Sodality 2 QSJ, 3 QVPJ, 4 fPQg Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Clee Club I, 2, 3, I. R. C. 2, 3, 4, La Corte Castellana 1, 2, Verdeoro 2, 3 H91 BEATRICE V. BARRETT, AB. M onson NBEATTIEQ' cute as her name . . . bevvitching dimples . . . sparkling smile . . . creator of unique coiffures . . . those minutes so respectfully sub' nutted . .. best gut of aH--a serene chsposuion . .. never angry in her college career . . . dependable forever . . . cofoperation plus . . . conspiracies unth fluth that faded .. .the brunette of the hdonson pair .. .tndinuted supply of vvalnettos . . . somewhat perfunctory in arriving . . . anxious in promoting knowledge of Vaughan Monroe . . . "this is just the thing" . . . clever with a pen . . . versatile contributor to Elmscript . . . special interest in English . . . scholastically and socially, a veritable gem Sodalityz Class Treasurer 1, Class Secretary 2, 3, 41 Elmata, Associate Literary Editorg Glce Club 1, ag I. R. C. 2, 3, 411.0 Cercle Francais 1, 2 T501 I ELEANCR I. BARRCN, A.B. Uxbridge INFCRIVIALLY known as "Ellie" or "Nonnie" . . . tall in stature and poised in manner . . . a striking brunette with an engaging smile and a sweet voice . . . a fabulous wardrobe including many smart suits of her father's choice . . . cofinhabitant of the room around the corner . . . an eye on the future . . . memorable trips with Susie to P. C. and points south . . . unusual study hours . . . active in all affairs musical . . . enthuf siastic teacher . . . la priniera senorita de La Corte Castellana . . . chairman of our ring committee . . . a delightful combination of sincerity and gen' erosity Sodality: Chairman of Our Lady's Committee 42 Athletic Association 1. 2, 3: Clee Club I, 2, 3, 41 I. R. C. IQ La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3 QVPQ, 4 fPjg Verdcoro 1, 2 l51l ii, W' M. NANCY BLACK, A.B. Auburn AUBURN'S gift to us of .49 . . . pugfnosed, lithe and likeable Nancy . . . attractive dresser . . . equally cute in short or long hair . . . easy to talk to . . . proud of her Scotch ancestry . . . capable at the keyboard . . . superlative in sports . . . Lolly's roommate . . . always meeting a new man to add to her list . . . weekend visits to the Carroll Club and Holy Cross dances . . . a serious historian . . . last year's bridesmaid - this year's bride . . . captivating captain of the Athletic Club . . . a typical collegiate . . . one vve'll fondly remember Sodality: Athletic Association 1, 1 3 QVPQ, 4 Qlljg Ulce Club 1, ag l. R. C. 2, 3, 41VCFLlClJflJ 1, 1 U31 BETTY ANN CARLISLE, A.B. South Barre BETTY ANN . . . natural attractiveness . . . deep black ringlets . . . dark eyes . . . fair coloring . . . "The Lady in Red" . . . soft low voice . . . broad grin . . . highly contagious laughter . . . demure and dainty . . . charm' ing manner . . . joyous and gleeful . . . lover of good times . . . a welcome fourth at bridge . . . one of the famed pioneers from Beaven Hall . . . around the corner with Shirl . . . daily campus communiques to and from Winooski . . . company from Barre on Sunday nights . . . that long Columf bus Day Weekend . . . Worcester County, the 12:25 and 8:06 . . . movie enthusiast . . . sweet as her favorite Milkmaid Cologne Sodalityg Athletic Association 1, 4g Glee Club 2, 3, .ig I. R. C. SQ La Corte Castellana 1, ZQ Verdeoro 1 E533 DOROTHY T. CASEY, B.S. Great Barrington "CASEY" . . . energetic, quick, cheerful . . . continually in a rush . . . the girl behind the spotlight . . . technician of the microphone . . . purf ple rimmed glasses . . . bright lumber jackets . . . suits to spare for friends to wear . . . basketball star and pingfpong champion . . . information center for events of interest . . . inimitablef?j singing voice . . . gay escapades in Great Barrington . . . such interesting novels behind the B. C. cover . . . brilliant success with every physical chem experiment . . . "Casey would waltz" . . . a friend of the freshmen during initiation week, of the seniors aH yearround Sodality: Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 41 I. R. C. 2: La Corte Castellana Z1 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 31 Vcrdcoro 1, 2, 3, 4 f54l VX L , .. PATRICIA V. CONNELL. BS. Springjield "PAT" . . . the sparkling EditorfinfChief of Elmata . . . deepfset eyes . . . effervescent laughter . . . lover of dialects . . . the proper adjective for every situation . . . famous for her hilarious imitations and intricate dance steps with "Rootie" . . . capable of impromptu piano renditions . . . "lvly, what feminine handslu . . . a recently revived interest in dimples . . . "It's N. U. not U. NJ" . . . reverent about big brother at C. U .... another talented knitter . . . long lab hours well spent . . . truly a .49 highlight, admired by all who meet her, loved by all who know her Sodality: Elmata Editorfin-Chiefg A. C. S. 4Q Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3. 4: Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 C553 MARGUERITE T. CURRINET, AB. Pittsfield "PEG," Berkshire County's daughter . . . brown eyes . . . goodfnatured ... her dad a can1ptw favorne .. .terrHk:I.CQ .... axdd reader ... at honuzin the reahn ofsnnes and cosuaes. .. llnivermty of hdassaehuseus xveekends .. .seconckugfinterestin Clhieopee . .. pans galore of shoes aH boxed . . . that Pittslield annex . . . hero of Soph melodrama . . . her GE ratho treasured in the dorn1. .. varyty basketball. . .softbah enthtwiast . . . winner of shullle board tournament . . . proud displayer of her linger painting created at Community Center . . . analytical mind . . . familiar name on committee lists and a cherished one in our memories Sodality: Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 41 Le Ccrcle Francaisg Clee Club 1, 21 Vcrdeoro 1, 4: Chairman Senior Ball l56l SHIRLEY M. CUMMINCS, B.S. Southboro "SHIRL" of the hearty laugh and the ready wit . . . Southboro's loyal booster . . . gleaming blonde hair haloing a rosy complexion . . . friendly, jovial personality . . . fond of stuffed animals, ice cream, and a good joke . . . "Ain't it the rocks?" . . . bountiful provider of that famous Sunday night turkey feast in Beaven . . . reports on her summer project at Martha's Vineyard . . . favorite outfit- pajamas and coat . . . Com' mencement week in that green Chrysler . . . a future career girl in the F. B. I. or its equivalent . . . energetic biologist . . . Science Club leader . . . a future as bright as her humor Sodalityg Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 42 A. C. S. 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2 QSQ, 3, QVPJ, 4 QPQQ Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 E571 ELIZABETH A. FLYNN, B.S. Pittsfield "FLYNNIE," our joyful boast from Berkshire County . . . skillful manipu' lator of all scientific problems . . . poise personihed . . . a sublime disposition plus unequalled savoirffaire . . . a contagion of rollicking mirth . . . latest edition of Vogue . . . illustrious member of our famed quartet . . . favorite teacher of general biology . . . Clee Club songbird and Athletic Club rooter . . . a "Sleepytime Cal" . . . social butterfly at R. P. I. and P. C .... successful and charming head coach of our Elmata dance . . . an ardent lover of the light fantastic . . . possessed of a continuous fountain of friendliness Sodality: Athletic Club 1, 2. 3, 42 Clee Club 2, 3, 4 QSJQ Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 21 Vcrdeoro 1, 2 i59l ELLEN M. FORD, AB. ,Quincy WIDEfEYED and wondering Ellen, the quiet Quincyfite . . . Lee, in the ofling, as her second choice for exciting weekends . . . seldom seen without Hattie, Ginny or Rita . . . admired by Big Joes and Little Joes . . . she of the witty remarks, the spirited laugh . . . singing, her hobby . . . teach' ing, her vocation . . . a notfsoflittle brother . . . memories of Fitchburg . . . unexpected studyfhour visits from her uncle . . . often the victim of hilarious dorm pranks . . . "Oh, that sixth grade history" . . . sophomore addition . . . betweenfhalves hostess of our Elmata . . . flair for languages . . . a reserved and refreshing senior Sodalityg Glee Club 2, 3, 4, La Corte Castellana 2 f 59 l HARRIET A. GODDARD, A.B. Uxbridge uI1!KTvTIEM or Nfiarry fXnnN . .. her beannng face at breakfast. .. so graceful ni the receivnig lnae of our fashion shovvs .. . easyegohag nature . . . friendly, personable air . . . the center of many a stimulating confab . . . humorous tales galore . . . sneezes that effected minor tornadoes in philosophy classes . . . "My brothers, joe and Vin' '... magazines conf ducive to study . . . her everfpopular quilt of junior year . . . "Danny Boy" . . . aptitude for teaching music . . . down the hill to Hill's . . . operations "caf and smoker" . . . chancing the 8:06 for three years . . . "in Uxbridge, we' '... unclouded temper, assuring a cheerful tomorrow Soclality: Athletic Association 1, 43 I. R. C. 3. 4: Lai Corte Castcllana 1, 2, Science Club Ig Vcrdcoro I i601 MARY T. GCGGIN. A.B. Springyield SOFTVVOICED "Cog" . . . gloxy black hair clustered over an intelligent brow . . . fair complexion . . . reader of the Boston Herald . . . that certain item from Cuba . . . A. I. C. proms . . . weekends in Boston . . . fondness for mince pie il la midnight . . . proud of her selfinade argyle mittens . . . "platonic" . . . morning music by her rubber band . . . weekly jelly donuts and chicken sandwiches . . . loyal supporter of school activities . . . journalistic tendencies . . . Elms prex agent . . . largely responsible for Elmscriptls wide circulation . . . devotee of history in general and specitically of I. R. C .... as fine a student as she is a friend Sodalityg Athletic Association 1. :Q Elmata. Assodate Literary Editor: I. R. C. :. 3. Le Cercle Francais I. :Q School Publicity Chairman 3: Delta Epsilon Sigma i61l FRANCES A. HALEY, A.B. Monson NFRANKIEH . . . the farmers daughter . . . our "Strawberry Blonde" . . . freckles . . . infectious laugh on occasions . . . notable wardrobe . . . energetic knitter . . . proud possessor of the notorious Matilda . . . booster of Brimheld with its hay rides and barn dances . . . staunch advo' cate of raw milk and country life . . . instigator of our hilarious picnic in the cattle truck . . . pet peeve - Latin scansion . . . annual gift of one dozen roses . . . three hectic years in the annex . . . a certain oilman's dream . . . lover of things literary . . . an industrious student who is sure to succeed . .. a future as bright as her hair Sodality: Athletic Association 2, 3, 4: Glce Club 1. 2: I. R. C. 2, 3, 4Q La Corte Castellana 1. 2 i621 ELIZABETH M. HAMILTCN, A.B. North Adams TALL in stature, lovely to behold . . . the poised and perfect lady . . . smooth complexion . . . gentle and selffassured . . . singular charm . . . R. F. D. country . . . pet vaunt - a handsome brother 6'4" . . . pet aversion - chapeaux . . . envied recipient of three prom invitations in one day . . . weekends at Norwich, Holy Cross, and Coast Guard Academy . . . unlawful proprietor of Frankie's photo . . . Westerly phone calls from Bill . . . Mary Agnes and Elizabeth Mary - her twins of Religion 4 . . . gory war souvenirs . . . vocal talent punctuated with "yo soy la viuditan . . . Verdeoro's guiding light . . . her own excuse for being Sodalityg Athletic Association 1, gg Clee Club I1 I. R. C. 3, 4: Verdeoro 1, 1, 3, 4 fPJ l 63 l LUUISE M. HANNA, A.B. Chicopee VIVACIOUS . . . quick thinking . . . blessed with a sparkling humor and a beaming smile . . . second in command in our class . . . capable vvielder of the gavel at the M. J. B. meetings . . . a dynamic debator and a topfranking philosopher . . . an absorbing interest in English and history . . . one of the carefree cohorts of Hampton a few summers ago . . . lovely in white at the Fashion Show . . . featured as our "Daisy" in the Soph show . . . a combination of poise and charming manner . . . a disposition inviting imitation . . . evenftempered . . . ever delightful Louise Sodality: Class Sec. I: QVPQ 2, 3, 41 Elmscript 33 I. R. C. 3, 41 Le Ccrcle Francais 1, IQ M. J. B. I, 2 QSJ, 3 QVPJ, 4 QPQQ Tourmaline 3 l64l ESTHER M. HANNIGAN, AB. Worcester "LENA" to her intimates, to her pupils - a formidable Latin teacher . . . fondness for classical myths . . . character portrayal, her dramatic specialty . . . colorful renditions of Al jolson, Mr. Chips, and the old witch . . . prompt and punctual . . . considerate and sincere . . . contagious laugh . . . her discussions, the highlights of literary getftogethers . . . more than the usualshare ofrnoth baHs and French beds. .. padent and kung' suffering, Without a trunk that Freshman week . . . " 'Twas the Night Bef fore Christmas" and!!! . . . fabulous laundries six days a week . . . a private booster club for both her old and new home towns Sodalityg Glee Club 1, 2, I. R. C. 2, 3, 43 La Corte Castellana 1, 2, Literary Club Chairman 4, Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 QTJ l65l MARION B. HUAR, B.S. Springfield MARICN . . . blonde, beautiful, bewitching . . . a serious student with laughter ever hngernag hu herlmg tdue eyes .. . her untning edort in no mnah partresponsdie Rn'our Tladonalldturgy Cknnnusdon .. .a Springfield resident but a Worcesterite at heart . . . a philosopher of note . . . an authority on Louie, Benny's and the art of selling shoes . . . an amazing ability for juggling chemical formulas . . . the flashing half of the Fireball Twins . . . ever surrounded by that friendly shining light . . . a gentle yet prevading force carrying her ormto her Ldtnnate goal Sodality: A. C. S. 4: Clee Club 1, 2. 3. 41 Liturgy Circle 2, Co-chairman National and Regional Liturgy Commission of N. F. C. C. S. 3, 42 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 41 Verdeoro 1, 2: Delta Epsilon Sigma l66l BARBARA M. HURLEY, A.B. Springfeld SCINTILLATINC daughter of the "Qld Sodl' . . . expert instructor in the art of Irish dancing . . . witty and wise . . . admirable school sphit. .. naturaHy curhfluur encuchng a shnung countenance .. .inf separable companion of Clara . . . intricate routes to morning classes . . . personification of merriment in our lighter hours . . . stimulating Sunday evenings . . . equally refreshing the accounts of them on Monday . . . from Spanish to history in one easy jump . . . integral, vivacious part of popular I. R. C .... future travel and study south of the border . . . no gloom to shadoyv her ghstennug path Sodalityg I. R. C. 1, 2, 3, .ig La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4: Editor, Hojas de los Olmos 4 f 67 l l 7,4 ANNE F. JQNES, B.S. Belmont 'fKDTJESYp '... udlci nund and body .. .atuacdve dunt hahvdo ... generous hehiulrunure.. .Nhey,ZKnne,vAH you Hxiny knRUng?M . . . staunch supporter of Hampton Beach and the B. Es? A. Railroad . . . exceHent pruner and pomerinaker ... domn nnuncurst. .. expenenced librarian ... adihatkmisin Yhforcester .. .train schedxde considtant .. .stdl placnag nrst anuang the aunts in the crovvd . .. citen seen behind the counter in the caf . . . tireless stage hand and scenery mover . . . unique junkn Pronifavors. .. sdenuhcinuxeqs ... novd expedencesxwhde pracdce teaching . .. enthiuuasuc anclloyal fortyfniner Sodalityg Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4: Ulee Club 1, 2, 3, 41 l, R. C. 2. 3 QVPQQ Msgr. Doylc Science Club 2, 3: Vcrdcoro 1, 2, 3 N31 MAUREEN M. KEATINC, AB. Sprmgpeld CHEEKS like the blushing clouds . . . capable pilot of I. R. C .... history first and Spanish a close second in her realm of interests . . . solver of the world's problems including desert irrigations . . . her forensic activities felt sharply by all opponents . . . greatness of mind and deepness of soul . . . a touch of humor blended with sparkling eyes . . . bright light of the senior study hall . . . filled with exuberance for our Alma Mater . . . always ready with a laugh . . . "hep and gay" summer as a playground leader . . . a distinguished and talented scribe . . . model for all underclassmen Sodalityg Elmata Associate Literary Editorg Elmscript 32 La Corte Castellana 1, M. J. B. Debating Club 2, 3, 4Q I. R. C. 1, 2, 3, 4 QPJQ Verdeoro 2 i691 RITA A. KEOUGH, A.B. Miami, Florida RITA . . . lithe and lovely . . . seriousness of expression and a hidden twinkle in her eye . . . bright, breezy, and as unpredictable as a golden day of early summer . . . gifted songstress . . . booster for Miami first, Clinton second . . . graduate study in the offing . . . pleasant reminiscences of Florida . . . adept at French beds and the French language . . . calm in the face of a complicated schedule that would put a math major whirling . .. roonnng vvth Iiatde,--an exceHent arrangennmug educaUonaHy and otherwise . . . from whence the fondness for black olives? . . . happiness in adendancq nomfand ahways Sodality: Glee Club 3, 41 La Corte Castellana 3, 4g Lc Cercle Francais 3, 4 I 70 J L, ' RCSE MARIE LA MCUNTAIN, BS. Springfield "RO" . . . girl with all loveliness and personality . . . gorgeous dim' ples . . . sparkling blue eyes and blonde highlights in her light brown hair . . . famous for her cautious technique in chem lab, for her artistic clay models . . . zealous campus press agent for the Missions . . . busy bee with a piece of chalk . . . Clee Club librarian . . . impromptu study hall entertainer . . . always generous with those lunches big enough for three . . . incomparable stories enhanced by practised imitations . . . magnetism exerting its force for ninety miles . . . ability + humor + dependability 1 an everftreasured friend Sodalityg Clee Club 1, 2, 3, 41 La Corte Castellana 1. 2: Mission Committee Chair' man 4: Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4g Verdeoro ' l71l MARIE E. LAWLER, B.S. Northampton "I.CI.I.Yl '... gleaming, mischievous eyes . . . delicate coloring . . . cheer' ful amiability . . . practical serious thought . . . sense of humor . . . gullibility plus . . . sleepy appearances in the earlyC?j morning . . . friendly argument on timelworn topics . . . a winning fpermissionj way . . . more excuses than the proverbku Ike .. . sjentuhzinclnunjons for laboratory technology . . . allegiance to Dick and M. I. T .... a nonfmember of the Clee Club . . . knitting fad amidst diversions despite inability to follow pauerns ... udegrannsto Ilormuch at pronitune .. .ardent phdosopher? . . . rubbers in the rain . . . long remembered junior picnic at her uncle's Sodality: Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 41 I. R. C.1 La Corte Castcllana 1, 21 Science Club 2, 3, 4: Verdcoro 2 I73l .AA SHIRLEY M. LEROY, A.B. Cheshire "SHY" . . . a name that tells only half of her personality . . . a naive smile that's pleasant and permanent . . . sparkling blue eyes . . . short curly hair . . . courteous and selffeffacing . . . gentle and warmfhearted . . . old standby of the fXdHeUc Club . .. jadous defender of her badnnnton laurels . . . memorable, her work in "Sports on Review" . . . interesting tales of Saturday night at the Grange . . : "Oh, how we could harmonize" as one of 49,8 quartet . . . the power behind the many social successes of the Sodality . . . future - serene as present Sodality: Social Committee Chairman 41 A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 41 Athletic Asociation 1, 2, 3, Clee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3. 41 Tourmaline 3, Business Manager l73l MARILYN M. LCGAN, B.S. Sprmgfeld MARILYN . . . the busy banker for l4Q . . . ardently admired by all underclassmen . . . a charming little nose . . . a troublesome natural blonde streak . . . widefeyed fexcept in picturesl . . . capable on the basketball court . . . Clee Club enthusiast . . . faithful to all Elms social functions . . . a picturesque vocabulary . . . humorous recollections of "Happy Hampton" . . . firm in her convictions . . . a sympathetic listener . . . ability attested to by her dual role on "Elmata" . . . resonant voice echoing "When are you going to get your ads in?" . . . a sparkling per' sonality that accounts for her host of friends everywhere Sodalityz Class Vice-President 1, Class Treasurer 2, 3, 41 Elmata, Associate Literary Editorg Elmata, Business Manager: Clee Club 1, 1. 3, 41 M. J. B. Debating Society 3Q Verdeoro I i741 ANNA M. MAC DCNNELL, BS. Springfield "MAC D" . . . the perfect confidante . . . a deepfthroated chuckle accom' panied by a smile showing her dimples to advantage . . . sparkling dark eyes . . . well dressed always . . . faithful to her betweenfclass snacks . . . incomparable as a bridge teacher . . . staunch defender of things ,lesuitical . . . quick response to the "Midnight Fire Alarm" . . . her nimble fingers equally at home on the lab bench and the piano . . . chief hostess at an unforgettable JuniorfFreshman Tea . . . music in her heart and in her laugh . . . peace in her soul that radiates and calms Sodality: Clee Club 2, 3, 4: La Corte Castellana 1, :Q Msgr. Doyle Science Club 4 ffjg Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 E751 MARY E. MALQY. AB. Pittsfield QUR petite Miss from Pittsfield . . . a treasure of goodfnaturedness . . . a depth and serhousness of purpose .. . denaure charni and sudknig appearance . .. of nnntne stature but of vast capabdines . .. tvvnakhng toes and sparkling eyes . . . actress with bright horizons . . . our "Beautiful IDOH' '... student of the Nlninuarud l3ardM . .. a ddigent adherent to aH Spanish lore . . . an artist of the first rank . . . A Cappella and Glee Club in her hook of engagenients .. .the guardian angelcafthe knudergarten ... remarkable twoflingered piano virtuoso . . . an important contributor to the congeniahty of dornildk Sodalityg Athletic Association 1, 2, 3. 4 VU: Ulec Club 1, 2, 3, 43 I. R. C, 21 La Corte Castcllana 1, 2. 31 Tourmaline, Art Editor 1. gg Vurdcoro 1, 2, 3 U61 i PJfXIDIIQI31Pl.lvlfXTJC3!XlQ,.fxl3. Wov'cestev' NADINE, endowed with rare gifts . . . beauty, ability, sincerity . . . sumehgldondelunred,charnnng ... aaxhenc apprmdanon ... vehef ment orator . . . forensic skill . . . a Portia when occasion demands . . . versatile actress . . . jane Eyre's bewitcbing rival . . . unforgettable as Harriet . . . the acclaimed best Mrs. Malaprop of Holy Cross productions .. .HIllmnmnbmfL4mnau. ..ourjuneiBndein dm Fadnon Sbow'... concert soloist . . . dynamic pen . . . fiery editor . . . genius for organizaf tion . . . untiring zeal . . . "newer" look . . . crossfcountry calls from L. A. . . . ber amazing retinue of men . . . cosmopolitan . . . our invaluable conf tribution to society Sodality: A Cappella 1, 2, 3. 4: Elmscript, EditorfinfChief 31 Clec Club I. 2. 3. 4: I. R. C. 2, 3: La Corte Castellana 1, 21 M. B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3: Vcrdcoro 1, 2, 3 QVPD, 4g Delta Epsilon Sigma i773 KATHLEEN A. MARTIN, A.B. Pittsfield "MARTY" . . . small, cute, blondefhaired . . . unassuming yet deter' mined . . . quiet and softfspoken . . .humorous and erudite . . . inter' ests ranging from the best in literature to square dancing . . . Pat's double . . . authority on noise after lights . . . onefhalf of twins in "Harriet" . . . five pound box of chocolates . . . "You look like a girl from North Adams" . . . favorite university-Massachusetts . . . Berkshire sports fan . . . orchids her speckdty . .. yvdlnig cooperathan . .. earnest suadent of no mean ability . . . expert business manager of Elmscript . . . a fine student, a better friend . . . high achievement looming ahead Sodalityg Athletic Association I: Elmscript. Business Manager 3: Glcc Club IQ I. R. C. 2: La Corte Castellana 1, a 3, 4: Verdeoro 2, 4 U81 MARY T. MARTIN, A.B. Spsringfeld A PEARL of loyalty and graciousness . . . a complexity of abilities . . . a kind and sympathetic word for one and all . . . faithful to her every undertaking . . . "Hi, kids" . . . 49,5 extrafspecial ticket salesman . . . exhaustless reservoir of hilarity for the dayfhop domain . . . linguist extraf ordinaire . . . keeper of the purse for Our Lady's Sodality . . . member in good standing of Le Cercle Francais and the Dramatic Club . . . one of our little band of playground leaders . . . vivacious manner . . . stalwart defender of the classics . . . her three A's- ability, ambition and amia' lailityl Sodalityg Glee Club 1, zg I. R. C. 1, 2: La Corte Castellana :g Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4 QTL Msgr. Doyle Science Club Il Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4, Business Manager 3, 42 Delta Epsilon Sigma E791 BARBARA A. MEAGHER, B.S. New 'York "BARB" . . . Long Islands adopted daughter . . . gracious cofhostess of room I7 . . . goldenfhaired muse of everything cultural . . . a stronghold of sincerity and loyalty . . . a campus favorite owing to her innate kind' ness and generosity . . . unassuming manner plus quick and infectious wit . . . expert with pen and verse . . . master with a microscope and test' tuhe . . . her speaking voice, a delight to the ear . . . connoisseur of music from Chopin to Gershwin . . . sparkplug of our alto section . . . future aspirations-lah technician and thence to greater fields . . . for a good radio program, see Barh Sodality: Athletic Cluh 41 A, C. S, 41 Glee Clula 1, , 3, 4: Msgr. Doyle Science Clula 1, 1: R. A. ll. Chairman: Verdforo 1 may MARION T. MEEHAN, B.S. Westfield "MIMI" to all . . . bright, beaming smile . . . continual cheerfulness . . . shining blue eyes . . . natural attractiveness . . . deep sincerity . . . cof operative nature . . . fun loving yet serious . . . poised and dignified . . . her keynote - moderation . . . will to succeed . . . patient, loyal . . . adept leftfhander . . . eye to teaching science . . . pride in her pupils' clouds . . . trips down the hall after lights . . . object of a frantic search at eleven o'clock . . . vvidefeyed gullibility . . . clever producer of the Cay Nineties Revue . . . dancing feet . . . capable director of the Clee Club . . . "Oh Marion, please sing 'Because' " . . . Westfield, Saturdays and jim . . . clarion of happiness to dorm life Sodalityg A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 41 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 41 Clee Club 1, 2 QSJ, 3 QVPJ, 4 QPJ, M. J. B. Debating Society 1, 2, gg Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, E911 'S+' IVIARY A. MERRIGAN, AB. Xonli Adams "BlTSY." "Gary." or Mary to her many friends . . . etferyescent person' ality '... naturally curly hair . . . flawless complexion . . . a disposition as harmonious as her name . . . one of the barbers four . . . first lady on our "Stairway to the Stars' '... leader of our Soph Sunday Morning Choral Group . . . one of the Volga Boatmen . . . "peachy" trips after lights . . . favorite color ranges from red to pink . . . Barlow Mountaineer . . . that heralded letter from Notre Dame . . . perseyering collector for I. R. C .... enthusiastic historian . . . Cvlee Club veteran . . . a classmate to remember 5 iaiztfs. :X Cafpclla i. 1. 3. .gi Athletic Asc-ciatizi i. 1. 11 Clce Clul' 1. 2. 3. 4: . , . ...Q--r r ng ' . vw. I R C. - QTJ. -lc .... . P. Cn,1.r...an fell IRENE T. MURIN. BS. Chieopee XVHEN a gal needs a pal. there's Irene . . . good netured and geriere a humor to meet every need . . . 3 sincerity that wil nzgrk he friend whereer she goes . . . "XYho wants 3 ride to the 'I.imit'7" . . ing dark hair, dancing black eyes . . . short her stgture. til her rep' . . . a deep spirituality she fain would nigsk . . . weaver of vqeir e about elephants . . . eredulous of the stories of others . . . versstzie house painter turned designer . . . unforgettshie her "5t1irm'sy Stars" at our Junior Prom 31d,1.1::':g Elnists. --Kr: Edztirz Gif: C133 :L L: Clflif 'E-T111 1. Ms" T' Scenes C135 ' 3. - N RCBERTA I. MORRIER, A.B. Easthampton "BERTA" . . . soft wavy hair . . . neat appearance . . . studious . . . sincere ... consjentknw wmnker. ..thorough and pracdcal. .. gende yet excitable nature . . . deep thinker . . . quiet and reserved . . . unassuming dis' position . . . good humor . . . feature articles in Elmscript . . . nature poems in Tourmaline . . . "Who, me?" . . . trips to Easthampton . . . crackers and fresh strawberry jam . . . deep love of the beautiful and artistic . . . ever a song on her lips . . . highfpitched laugh . . . "My baby sister" . . . untimely visitors Ending her in the laundry . . . the "perfect" cube . . . escapades underthefurnuure... doquentin herspeojiand uihersdence Sodality: Athletic Association I. 2: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: I. R. C. 2, 3, 4: Le Ccrcle Francais 1, zz Verdeoro 2, 3 i341 'f x 7. f'4s'i xl MICHAELYX E. MOYNII-IAN. B "SiIKE" . - i-':t5lig5:1: ' 1 vo::5 g5::t-5. Qff. 3 -1-1,-. 1-4 .. .- 'W 45 V-g"n5ua-AL .L - 1 1 - H - -swf- .-V gn A5 s x . . . x.,55e--s-5. 6 L s.. K 5- . . . - -....-- 1 .-A -- --cn 5 5 ....x.. -L -- . . . -55. 5A-,----,--.5 --. -- an 1. 1 1 , f 5- -.,..-. 5... -5 -.-- rx 3 v--5..-55.5 -5 4 pn -A 5, 5--5 1112 20-5 5135555 li 55: 55:5 C-155 55 5: . 5 ' -:1-'. L-i 555-11.1-5 . 5 - 5- 1 -- -- -J 5' --: -5- 5- ' .-- . --.- -- -- -gu- rmmig 1tO0:t'Lu115 20:55.55 5- L35 55. .1--5 --.5 :C--553 -.-5-55: - .... X ' , .... - .- . 51511: 13511155 . . . 1135755-5.1 li 5531: 5:3 H35 C . 5: '5i':.'1t' hqwfwi vq 1- Srvwlgv 1: -15 aiu --J--1 -Rx-n - -5- --Q--- -- A-.--fs 5..51O-5L.: IIk.5.5u55- L- .Dc ,.-,f- :-551- 5-.5--- 5-15: . .-55.--.. 5---- ,-J-. - . .. - .- '-1355 O. :JESS . . Dl.51X5'5.: ff1.1-: 5.15. .Tl'f'.,-5..-5--: - SSI' 5115. if 5 - A -1 f- . ,.' J A ' - -.. -5 C Q 511154 h5r mm-1:5 P5151 . . . 5:53955 5- -:5 N - Ax - 5 3 c.Y'7 'bq :-..:-v1s-- s -9 '-s-mx 5. ,151 XX ,5 5.c.5:,---: LX 5351-5 522.3-1'fi-'L-',L C. 5- 5 lTi1Msgr. Diff-5 5:1525 C-3? ' 1- 1 5. Yiriijr 1- . -'S s K. MARIE MURPHY. AB. Holyoke RIARIE . . . blonde hair tinged with red . . . bright eyes framed in blue . . . thoughtful. accommodating . . . a genial companion . . . pleasant nature . . . capable and enthusiastic . . . a double honk of the horn . . . linguistic ability '... time at the Chicopee Community Center . . . daily trips to the oilice . . . busy cofeditor of Elmscript . . . knitter extraordinaire fat Christmas! . . . ardent basketball rootei '... the rescued heroine of our Foph melodrama . . . -lack and xlill of Study Hour '... toll house cookies . . . summers in the Adirondacks . . . Sunday night hostess . . . letters from Pat . . . Thanksgiving at Fordham 9 idalttyg Elmscript Edzti r .gg Li C-rte Castellana 4: Le Ccrclc FI'.lIlC.llS 1. 3. 4 C563 RUTH A. MURPHY. AB Xiu FUI., OUR Chief Executive . . . the geitie yet price' f . . . shining 61:21 hair. stgrsiiiig greei eve name . . . pirttfsizec athlete . . . 'ciaccleiiici 'sjcgl tis e . . . tap dancer if :cite :eiiifgrivgte less " . . Xi mad" . . . amusing accounts cf her 1115.11-' gii 'sgrgei schciastic staiciig . . . sieifical :iii . . grieit campaigner agaiist iitiiererice . . . si er ill.. . e lights in history' fasses . . 3 Q-'ite gifkgsge i eihciehcy Siislitjrg Clsss Prcsiicit 1. 1, 3. .11 Jhfhiffll Eissicistfii i. I. R. C. 1.3 153, .11 Ls C1512 Csstellsi' g. 4: Delis Ejs N N S- MARGARET T. NESBIT, A.B. Pittsfeld HNEZZIEN . . . footsteps in the hall . . . reverberating voice . . . hearty laugh .. .energeUc,cooperaUve nature. .. andunous umnker. .. untiringly cheerful . . . authority on "The Hills' '... argyle sweater and socks .. .transpordng Pledjtsinarketto Clucopeeinonthbf. ..zunong the ahos ... a guard unreckon vvth on our varyty basketbah teani. .. those cherubs of fourth graders . . . "Theres a Long, Long Trail AfWind' ing" . . . that B. C.fHoly Cross weekend . . . on the run for the Mittineague bus. .. genkd but Hrnizdarnicjock of dornistudents. . .'VThe Fanuhf Hour' '... snow at home this week . . . kindness and sincerity that have vvon our hearts Sodnlityg Athletic Association 1, 2, jg, 41 Glcc Cluh 1, 2, 3, 41 I. R. C. 31 M. B. Dchating Society 1, 2, 3, WU H ELIZABETH E. PRINGLE, B.S. North Adams FIVE feet two, eyes of blue . . . that's our "Bette," who claims North Adams as her hometown . . . an earnest scientist with intentions of following her father's profession . . . Marty's twin . . . jitterbug of note . . . perennial Christmas shepherd . . . experienced stage hand and decoraf tor . . . possessor of that famous ninefway hat . . . and that "original" gown of sophomore year . . . equally interested in Harvard, Williams, and Springneld College . . . usually accompanied by the click of knitting needles . . . one of the smartly clad bathing beauties of the Revue . . . basketball devotee . . . a petite and popular fortyfniner Sodalityg Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club I, 23 Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 H391 VIRGINIA M. RGQNEY, B.S. Worcester CNE of 49,5 outstanding personalities . . . a new and startling coiffure every week . . . a faultless complexion and smiling Irish eyes . . . black coffee . . . high heels that get lost . . . close contacts with important people on campus . . . and important contacts with oiffcampus personalities . . . a loyal member of the Clee Club . . . hours of hard labor in the chem lab . . . an imagination that creates colorful and amazing stories . . , always marveling about those weekends in Worcester and points south . . . friendly, generous and lightfhearted . . . an interesting conversationalist and an equally good listener . . . always a new adventure Sodalityg A. C. S. 41 Clcc Club 1. 1. 4: Le Cercle Francais I. 2: Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 31 Verdeom 1, 2 gong j I FRANCES E. RCSCCE A.B. Spvingfeld NFRAN' '... laughing brown eyes and golden blonde hair . . . ingratiating smile revealing gleaming White teeth . . . songstress who has conf tributed much to l4Q productions . . . poetess of subtle and romantic genres . . . planning for a future in journalism or music . . . enthusiasm for Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart . . . green, a favorite color . . . welcome in any discussion group . . . assembler of the most amazing sandwiches . . . pleasf ant memories of a summer in the White Motlntains . . . her Shakespeare a "heavy" course . . . a light step, a gay word, hastening her happiness Sodalityg Clee Club 1, 2, 3,41 I. R. C. 2, 3, 4 U71 l Qi'- CLARE E. RYAN, AB. Springfield FIVE feet tall . . . hair of brown and eyes of blue . . . dainty and petite . . . neat and nice . . . with charity toward all . . . logical mind . . . a regular in the soprano ranks . . . English her specialty with history a close second . . . enviable wardrobe with such chic suits and pert hats . . . proud of her handfknit yellow sweater . . . "You Made Me Love You" . . . a picture out of the pages of "junior Bazaar" . . . calm amidst the clamor of the study haH . .. a pauent teacher of dance steps .. . CHare,forever a loyalfnend Sodgilityz Clcc Club g, 4: l. R, C. 3. 4: Le Cerclc Frzincai, 1 E923 NCRMA M. SAVOIT, A.B. Springfeld "NORM" . . . humming with energy, bubbling with laughter, bustling with busines . . . versatile and clever . . . woman of many arts . . . ready conversationalist . . . all Elms social functions a "must" . . . center of many a study hall gab fest . . . connoisseur of Hne foods and their where' abouts . . . ardent booster of those French movies at the Majestic . . . "Of course, Dorothy says- " . . . seasoned traveler dating from summer in Canada . . . the madame la presidente . . . a casual attitude with a deter- mination to see things through . . . attainment of goal inevitable Sodality: Glee Club 1, 2, 5, .ig La Corte Castellana 2. gg Le Cercle Francais 1. 2 QSI, 3 KVPJ, 4 QP? lQ3l CLARA M. SAWTELLE, A.B. Springfield CLARA of the charitable words and affectionate heart . . . ever ready with laughter but quick with sympathy, too . . . enthusiastic about ping pong, square dancing and Clark Gable . . . an artist among artists with the knitting needles . . . lunch hour a la espanola . . . a loyal worker for Elmscript, Tourmaline, and box ofiice projects . . . that unforgettable trip to Philadelphia . . . wellfgroomed from the tip of her toes to the top of her glistening hair . . . an authority on the latest movies . . . a friend indeed these four years Sodality: La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4 QTJ: Verdeoro 3, 4 wi RUTH A. SPELLMAN, BS. Springfteld QUR blushing blonde . . . her life a travelogue of fascinating experiences . . . unassuming . . . possessing a dry wit . . . coffee, her wine of life . . . her evil propensity - overdue books . . . nonchalant arrivals in philosophy class . . . "Why didn't the bus Wait for me?" . . . a fondness for Deutsch . . . stopfcock for the percentage of error in many a chem experiment . . . daily visitor to Dogpatch and its inhabitants . . . famous for pearfshaped tones ringing through the dorm, hilarious dance interpretations, and revif sions of the Kings English . . . jealously claimed by dorm and day Sodalityg A. C. S.g Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4 f 95 l CAROLINE A. STREET, B.S. Pittsfield "SUSIE," the third Street on the campus . . . pleasant grin . . . wrinkled nose . . . sparkling eyes in a frame of short, dark hair . . . blending of serious thoughts with jolly good humor . . . flair for shoes . . . supply of earrings . . . frequently admonished to "Make a face, Susie" . . . roses for her junior Prom . . . a talent for telling tall tales-her unsurpassed Philadelphia Story . . . "Harriet's" Aunt . . . renditions with the Sophof more quartet . . . "A Cappella tonight?" . . . masterful Admiral Boulevard behnnl Frosh tortures .. . mips to fhrmudence CIoHege .. . her future plans - scientific Sodalityg A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4, Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Clee Club 1, 1, 3, 4, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3,3 Verdeoro 1 2, 3, 4 i963 HELEN M. VECCHIA, AB. Lee "PI'PI" . . . a mischievous glint in her dark eyes . . . olive skin and an unceasing wide grin . . . carefree attitude . . . true generosity . . . always there for 1o:2o mail call . . . "Hold the bus!" . . . "My Mother said!" . . . graph paper for her star math pupils . . . "Lee, the heart of the Universe" . . . the inevitable Weekly laundry case with everything but laundry . . . longing for the I2 o'clock whistle . . . before breakfast dis' position . . . fondness for the Bakery and football . . . looking for the "Eagle" . . . "My Country, 'tis of Thee" . . . a variety of activities . . . an entertaining friend Sodalityg Athletic Association 1, 4g Le Cercle Francais 1, 25 Verdeoro 1, 4 L 97 l MILDRED A. ZAK, B.S. Twfners Falls "MILLIE," a happy combination of the trivial and serious in life . . . poised and selffpossessed . . . infectious giggle for our light moments . . . the profound thinker for our more grave ones . . . neat in appearance with nary a hair askew . . . smart in dress, be it black or red shoes . . . class authority on baseball . . . custodian of Campus Communique . . . "How do they say it in Polish?" . . . orderly mind . . . science genius . . . math prof to bewildered frosh . . . efficiency in every action . . . first campus president of American Chemical Society . . . scholastically on top . . . promises for her future very high also Sodality: Eucharistic Committee Chairman 4g A. C. S. QPJL Athletic Association SQ Clee Club 1, ZQ M. B. Debating Society 3, 4Q Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3Q Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 i981 Senior AIDICON, ELIZABETH A. 272 Sanders St., Athol BARRETT, BEATRICE V. 192 Main St., Monson BARRON, ELEANOR J. 68 Mendon St., Lxbridge BLACK, M. NANCY 36 VVoodland Rd., Auburn CARLISLE, BETTY ANN 6 Church St., South Barre CASEY, DOROTHY A. 97 Castle St., Great Barrington CONNELL, PATRICIA V. 294 Sumner Ave., Springfield CORRINET, MARGLERITE T. 79 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield CLMMINGS, SHIRLEY M. Parkerville Rd., Smithville FLYNN, ELIZABETH A. 35 Buel St., Pittsfield FORD, ELLEN M. 11 Atherton St., Quincy GODDARD, HARRIET A. 22 Capron St., Vxbridge GOGGIN, MARY T. 119 Ranney St., Springfield HALEY, FRANCES A. Monson Rd., Palmer HAMILTON, ELIZABETH M. R. F. D. No. 1, North Adams HANNA,LOlT1SE M. 45 Ellsbree St., Chicopee HANNIGAN, ESTHER M. 115 Pleasant St., VVorcester HOAR, MARION B. 1120 VVorthington St., Springfield HURLEY, BARBARA M. 47 Leyfred Ter., Springfield JONES, ANNE F. 23 Fairview Ave., Belmont KEATING, MAUREEN M. 323 Nottingham St., Springfield KEOUGH, RITA A. 875 N. E. 92nd St., Miami, Fla. LAMOUNTAIN, ROSE MARIE 124 Littleton St., Springfield LAXVLER, MARIE E. 395 Elm St., Northampton LEROY, SHIRLEY M. ll Church St., Cheshire 99 Class LOGAN, NIARILYN NI. S6 Palmyra St., Springfield MACDONNELL, ANNA M. 3+ Lenox St., Springfield MALOY, MARY E. 666 VVest Housatonic St., Pittsfield MANGAN,NAD1NE H. 102 Piedmont St., XVorcester MARTIN, KATHLEEN A. -lr-lf Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield NIARTIN, NIARY T. 19 Governor St., Springfield MEAGHER, BARBARA A. 203-23 Horace IIarding Blvd., Bayside, I NIEEIIAN, NIARIUN T. 15 lVIorris St., iYestfield MERRICPAN, MARY A. 10 Barlow Ave., North Adams MORIN, IRENE T. 1-16 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee MORRIER, ROBERTA I. 100 Briggs St., Easthampton MOYNIHAN, MICHAELYN E. 66 Maple Rd., Longmeadow MURPHY. K. MARIE 10 VVyck0ff Ave., Holyoke MVRPHY, RLTH A. 93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, NESBIT, MARGARET T. 47 Forest Place, Pittsfield PRINGLE, BETTE F. 165 East Main St., North Adams ROONEY, VIRGINIA M. 452 Chandler St., VVorcester ROSCOE, FRANCES E. 61 Everett St., Springfield RYAN, CLARE E. 20 Itendale St., Springfield SAVOIT, NORMA M. 215 King St., Springfield SAVVTELLE, CLARA M. 119 Firglade Ave., Springfield SPELLMAN. RVTH A. 473 Dickinson St., Springfield STREET, CAROLINE A. 201 Second St., Pittsfield VECCHIA, HELEN M. 89 Main St., Lee ZAK, MILDRED A. 112 Third St., Turners Falls R. I. Classes IUNIORS so jolly, sophomores so gay, freshmen so verdant, all are our friends. Most of you we've known some length of time, the others have come to us only this year. In your eyes we've read your pleasure, in your voices we've heard your acclaim. Through the halls of O'Leary and the rooms of the Administration Building beaming faces have greeted us at every turn. We'll miss the salutations but we're glad we'll have them as cherished tidfbits to rememf ber. Your friendship is a jewel too precious to be lost. We marvel at its brilliancy, its spectrumftinted prisms reflecting the joys of having known such friends. As we leave, with your cheering words and vibrant voices ringing in our ears, we sigh wistfully for we'll miss you, dearest friends. 6.1 !4x4 Dearest friends! We all have IQTIOLUH such happy hours together, That, were power granted to rephzee them ffetehed From out the pensive shadows where they hej In the frst warmth of their original stmshme, Loth should I he to use it: passing sweet Are the domains of tender memory."' 51013 B. Carlisle, M. Jasper, E. Burns, E. iCrevier, M. Shanahan, Dent, V. Cartier, M. Nolan B. A. Shaw, M. Casavan, C. Swords, C. McDonnell, M. O'Malley, M. Connors, M. VValsh, J. Hessian, J. Hughes, N. Footit M. Black, J. Brault, M. H. Nugent, Grace Donovan, P. Tierney, E. VValsh, A. McNamee, M. L. Muller, H. Vvalinski M. Murray, Ni. Magner, M. R. Spring . 9 "ir 'Y CN X 5 -X , 1 GXWNWVK JUNIOR CLASS . X R Eff, ' r Q, CLASS OFFICERS P 4, X bfi .' rl . A, YXF3-CWA! JEAN E. MINER MARY C. CONNORS - X W Y 'N ' , x l A X 'rbi Preszdent VicefPresident x 'yoj Q Q. Q X ,' 'R K MARY A. O MALLEY MARGARET F. SHEA N S- li C xl f Secretarv 'Treasurer ' X . 5 s - xi Q, l 4 xr E -X 1 Class Flower: Gardenia I Ti if Class Colors: Maroon and Silver X A, X ' 's ' . , . xl . ' , H I3 F . l -NJ px ' E . X , 'l 5 lx . ' ei ' X.. V023 A X K RAI- K, wx ,r . 'S ' -'J :A E is-'PN 5 if.: x .M Q. .. With love, yes, and with smiles and tears we D. Gihlin, F. Posco, Gertrude Donovan, V. Jette, P. Skerry, B. Bastien, E. Dooley, M. Frawley J. Porrata, A. Scannell, M. Costa, M. Scott, -I. Miner, Margaret Shea, B. Alhano, J. Roy, M. Manning, G. O'Connell R. Polanco, M. Davis, C. Knight, R. Fernandez, A. Holda, E. 'Dla2'is, T. 'Ashe, M. Lively, M. Connelly, Marietta Shea, G' Ayers ,fs . if , f4.,,.f.f':."'y J 'ii' nfl '7 . f l ,nl , 9 , H r. . A , -, i, Hihzgf AQ, , ,fY,-M5 I ' , , i rf' i f ff 77- 1-fi' aff, jeff" X ""t i 'LIU " - I A !7!!v ii' ii .f'f"i, if fig.: 'J 4 f' ffl I - i , A ,f ,Lf-ir' fl!! . If .ffl JL X ,I 1, 1 , ' h flee a ,,,..f':h,c H , , pug ,ulnacor ",Symp ony if 1 Q ,W. if 1.13-V 1,1 I by' , Jil if V-,N W K agp-, I 1 Q VA 1 . ji!-, Wyre!! If-N" f' xi KF 'ng' ...,p,.A A , ,V I ' fer! ' , - . ' ' ' . . I 6-w,g,o , 'V N ,. 11,49-sf f yr! Wi- '5-Menzorzes, Memorzes . . " sf ' - rw ee- , i . -377 . i -ff' Musicy' memof es a record album each . fi HDV if ' u record a song . . . each song a remembrance . . . a record album of music mingled into the magic blend of junior memories . . . "Oh, our song resounds with mirth and cheer To hail with love your name so dear." were again pledging ourselves and our hearts to our Alma Mater. What junior will ever forget that memorable Sunday morning when we slipped on for the first time our longfawaited and everftofbef cherished class rin our Tourmalines? Even now X . I can see each facet of the stone's green depths ref fleeting, as from glowing green coals, the inward glow of each heart, the pride, faith, loyalty, love for the stone and for the school it represents. Looking back, seeing again each face, I wonder what could be so dear to the heart of a junior as the Tour' maline. What so clear to our hearts? The answer may be in the strains of another selection from the album . . . "Dear frosh we love you so, And even though we can't say it The words are in our hearts." Q W Q' 51033 EJ- f-. 1, r.. pa-I6 , ',.,,,,fr f -,J.. A The dear, verdant freshmen were dear to our hearts even from that first day at the Elms when we sang to our sister class. How we pitied, in a laugh' ing manner, their initiation adventures! How proud we were on Elms Night to have our own special "frosh" sisters! How happy we were at the junior' Freshman Tea, the Hrst formal gathering of our two sister classes! How overwhelmed were we to realize that we were no longer the "little sisters"! We had "just growedu into upperclassmen, into "big sisters." To tell the truth, it was a surprise, but, oh how we loved it! Another record-an oldie this, but reminiscent of a new experience for the juniors. mln the little red schoolhouse . . . We were back in that little red building, not as the Nlongfsuffering pupil, but very proper teacher to be. Observations were in full swing and the eager members of Education I were gradually coming to the realization that this learned profession of teach' ing was far from being the "last" thing in "soft" jobs. Qbserving had taught us that problem chilf dren were not the teacher's excuse, but they actuf ally were members of this human race, and that the "old crab" who not too many years ago was the frequent cause of our complaints, really had her reasons. Despite this new knowledge we were im' bibing, our tune began to change to "So Tired" as we thought of next year and its dreaded practice teaching. A click of the phonograph, a lilting melody, an' other memory, we're dancing in a . , . "Winter Wonderland" Have you ever wanted to walk into a picture postcard? The juniors danced into one the night of their junior Prom. Mister Snowman, tall and towering in his snowy coat and his very distinctive red nose, was there to greet each and every one It was truly a wonderland of scenic beauty, en' hanced by multifcolored snowflakes, glistening snow, foamy, angelflike clouds, all reflected by soft lights. The music? What more can be said than that it was the finishing touch, the last stroke of the brush in the creation of a masterpiece. Our Winter Won' derland was to us a thing of beauty and it will remain a joy forever in the heart of every junior. "Father Time is a crafty man And he's set in his ways, We know that we never can Make him bring back past daysfi Commencement Week came again, taking with it another class of seniors. This time it was that class that we had known longest, that class just ahead. Yes, we had known them longest, entered into keen competition with them, laughed and sometimes cried with them. All these memories came flitting back as we carried the daisy chain on Class Day. Watching them plant their tree we went back in memory to our freshman year when they were the carefree sophomores, then their "best year" as the jolly juniors, and now this their final year. Whenever we see their special tree we'll think back to our daisy chain and our thoughts of that day. We'll all miss them for we all "like to be with you." And so we reach the last record in our album of junior mem- ories. What other could it be but, i i "Memories memories . , M.-xRiLYN R. W.ALSH j mij unior Class ALBANO, BARBARA J. 78 Pleasantview Ave., Longmeadow ASH, THERESA A. 29 VValnut St., Thompsonville, Conn. AYERS, GRACE D. 135 Prospect St., East Longmeadow BASTIEN, BARBARA A. 30 S uthworth St., VVilliamstown BLACK, MARION E. 80 Jamaica St., Springfield BRAI'LT, JEANNE F. 58 Gillette Ave., Springfield BURNS, ELEANOR M. 93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield CARLISLE, BARBARA M. 6 Church St., South Barre CARTIER, VIOLETTE L. 53 St. Louis Ave., VVillimansett CASAVAN, MARY P. McCarthy Ave., Cherry Valley CONNELLY, MARY J. 1215 Hampden St., Holyoke CONNORS, MARY C. 144 Skeele St., VVillimansett COSTA, MARY H. 11 Lucas Ave., Newport, R. I. CREVIER, EVELYN 42 High St., Chicofee Falls DAVIS, ELAINE A. Mowry St., Harrisville, R. I. DAVIS, MARY JEAN Lenox Road, Lee DENT, JACQCELINE A. 462 Maple St., Holyoke DONOVAN, GERTRFDE F. 90 Richmond Ave., North Adams DONOVAN, GRACE M. 50 Daisy Ave., Floral Park, L. I., N. Y. DOOLEY, ELEANOR R. 43 Oak Ave., Belmont FERNANDEZ, ROSA M. 78 Sol St., Ponce, P. R. FOOTIT, NANCY A. 140 Massachusetts Ave, Springfield FRAVVLEY, MILDRED J. 53 Central St., Turners Falls GIBLIN, DORIS M. 322 Commonwealth Ave, Springfield HESSIAN, JOSEPHINE 73 Center St., VVindsor Locks, Conn. HOLDA, ALICE A. Hampden Road, Monson HI'GHES, JANE H. 130-48 226th St., Laurelton, N. Y. JASPER, MARGARET M. 85 Florence St., VVorcester JETTE, VIRGINIA R. 19 Calder St., Pawtucket, R. I. KNIGHT, CAROL J. 569 Springheld Sf., Feeding Hills LIVELY, MARGARET A. 8 South Maple St., Shelburne Fa MAGNER, MARIE A. 50 Vista St., Pittsfield MANNING, MARGFERITE M. lls 28 Gerrard Ave., East Longmeadow MCDONNELL, CLARE A. 196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee MCNAMEE, ANN T. 25 Lincoln St., Spencer MINER, JEAN E. Pleasant Terrace, XVare MI'LLER, MARY LOI' 28 Susquehanna Ave., VVest Haven, Conn. MVRRAY, MARY H. 21 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow NOLAN, NIARY ANNE 638 Ashland St., North Adams NI'GENT, MARY HELEN 50 Dilla St., Milford IYCONNELL, GERTRVDE A. 9 lN1yrtle St., Northampton O'MALLEY, MARY 53 Letendre Ave., Feeding Hills POLANCO, ROSALIA D. 31 Gautier Benitez, Caguas, P. R. PORRATA, JCDITH M. Enrique Gonzalez, 42, Guayama, P. R. POSCO, FRANCES M. 56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg ROY, JOAN C. 297 Springfield St., Springfield SCANNELL, ANN C. 16 Belvidere Ave., VVorcester SCOTT, MARGARET A. 91 Elm St., Pittsfield SHANAHAN, MARY F. 13 K. St., Turners Falls SHAVV, ELIZABETH A. 312 Eagle St., North Adams SHEA, MARGARET F. 63 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg SHEA, MARIETTA G. 4-4 Dorchester St., Springfield SKERRY,PAI'L1NE M. 26 Epworth St , VVorcester SPRING, MARY RI'TH 350 Country Club Drive, Southe SVVORDS, CHRISTINE M. 42 Granville St., Springfield TIERNEY, PATRICIA A. 20 So. Merriam St., Pittsfield VVALINSKI, HELEN A. Belmont Ave., lNIonson VVALSH, EVELYN P. 145 Sumner Ave., Springfield VVALSH, MARILYN R. 30 Hill St., VVebster 51053 rn Pines, N. C H. Vollinger, J. O'Shea. C. Moylan, Joanne Shea. M. Moylan, J. Sullivan, E. O'Brien NI. Mullin, M. Scafhdi, B. Roy, I. Mickelson, NI. A. Shea. NI. XValsh, G. Syner, BI. Reardon, Vaughan M. Murphy, C. O'Melia, M. O'Xeil. L. Molter. C. Cronin, joan Shea. B. Millea, R. Vigeant, J. Pepin SCPHOMORE CLASS CLASS OFFICERS IV1.-RRY T. W.ALSH JOAN M. WILLISTON President Vice-President MARX' AGNES SHE.-X DOROTHY M. PRENDERGAST Secretary Treasurer Clas Flower: Bachelor Button Class Colors: Blue and Silver 5 1061 M. Bresnahan, R. Kellett, P. O'Keefe, F. Nagle, M. Hourihan, M. Dooling, M. Burns E. Doherty, E, Hennessey, M. Sziracky, N. Reed, D. Prendergast, J. VVilliston, H. Caporale, J. Tanner, T. Corley H. Brady, A. Larkin, M. Gill, A. Sullivan, B. Donnelly, R. Healy, Akey, B. Finn, NI. Trainor Sophomore Showboat "The good' 657240 efopbomoren Amid gay, nonchalant confusion, echoing over rippling blue waters, the "Good Ship Sophomore" steamed into her home port on September fourteenth. Snowy whitecaps splashed merrily along her shim' mering sides adding to the gaiety on board. Disemf barking from this gallant ship were scores of sophof mores bubbling with enthusiasm and trying to dis' play an "oldtimers" attitude to unsuspecting freshf men at Registration. During Initiation Week the freshmen, under the close surveillance of the second year men, served their apprenticeship at the "Naval Academy" for that day, soon in coming, when they will man the sails of the "Good Ship Sophomore." Surviving the invasion of the "gobs," we soon found ourselves at the Halloween Party and our presentation of "All That Glitters." That nightg our sophomore history really began as we for the 51073 F' 'if ri Y? M. A. Lvneh, l. I.aPlante, Ii. Baker, J. Ballou, D. Kuhar, L. DesRoehers, J. Dansereau M. Bowen, P. Beaudin, A. Finnegan, T. Lnhley, Clark, A. Lynch, B. Garde, J. McCarthy li. Kattar, H. Duval, G. joseph, K. Frank, B. Ifiehorn, R. Uonlin, K. Ziter, R. Daniels, E. Matarese first time worked out a project as a unit. under the capahle direction inf Lorraine Miilter -aa 'ii pref sented an unforgettahle show in an unforgettahle manner. lvlarionis inimitahle dance interpretations coloring many of the scenes, the Blue-Bird of I-lapf piness fluttering his wings into the auditorium. the end enchanted hy the serenity of "Pains Angelicusf' Yes, we were really proud and happy that night. for our etlorts were well received. Decemher found the "Good Ship Sophomore" still at anchor while her passengers attended the Sodality Reception on Deeemher eighth to renew their pledges to Our Lady and to witness the ini' tial promises of the freshmen. From this ceremony glorious "Ave Mariasu wafted will upon the rippling water to he received hy the 'Star of the Sea." But Decemher was not yet over for we still wanted to relive our first Elms' Christmas Party, The agefold Christmas story, the hlending of voices in the candleflit hall of O'Leary heralding the eomf ing uf the Christ Child, melodic carols of the Clee Cluh, and of course, Santa Claus himself, played hy a Sophomore Shipmate, Mary Trainor, made our second Christmas a happy and memorahle one. Our ship sailed merrily through vacation hut on our return voyage, however, we ran into inclement weather -midfyear exams. But the "Sophs" can weather any storm, as the saying goes, so we sailed on past our hluefhooks toward FatherfDaughter Day and safely reached the "Shamrock Festival" at Cal' way Bay. Here again, the sophomores came through - s Order was maintained hy the genial Irish police' finaj ' men. whw also elmelueted lm extezisgve sqlrgh f "Kelly frlvm the lfmemlel lsleu hlirguerire Mgr' phy took us lmels: tra wld Erm 'mth her vzmei us lrish jigfs and tflppeel it gill wtf with .1 el insert lj: "fvleN.lm.lrl1's lrzsh Bzmeleu Dzsplljfeel ur mlezit fx the utmwsf Vfhgx suref YX'e had lur Drlels fag- .self l.e.wmg f-mel meml-ries hehmel us. :we sllifsel :LII speed mm .1 P1 wrt mf refuge f l -ur Spzritudl Rctreelr. lmpressed hy the stlmulatirlg e- mferehees given hy Father fwlurphjf. .mel entlreljf fwrttieel fr Q1 5 I stern with that pens which springs fr' m sgirztxil Cl,lI'1ECI'1UDCIlI. the "G -s-lss+ gl Ship" uzifurled her shim' merirmg 'whlte sa.1ls is she satleel I"'y'llllf.' :hz 'F future. Redfletter days pissed 111 rrlpiel sueee . IT fs .e Providence College amd Bl C. f Elms pint e- meer rang P tix.. s Rl ..., Y'D1..,,.,-fD-,. v-... . .Y v--..- . x...,.. ... lXl' Ll- e,-Qri "el ... ,, A.. .-..- .-wr., N., - f.. N M, mc, J-M-J -- fm-f 1'0" - P fs -s g 1 .ae 3 'L Y -'V ax' V .: N 543.3 ' wp xi-Q-s A su- 'L-XII flu: gltters A :lie Gofiu 'O f 1150 U Sophomore Class AKEY, JOANN S. -1-4 Linden Ave., Greenfield BAKER, ELLEN D. 55 Ranney St., Springfield BALLOI', JEAN P. 35 YYest Main St., Vi'are BEAIIDIN, PHYLLIS NI. 57 Lincoln St., Spencer BOI'RDEAI', THERESA G. 891 Chestnut St., Springfield BOXVEN, IVIARGARET NI. 910 Nlain St., XYorcester BRADY, HELENE T. 75 Ely St., iYest Springfield BRESNAHAN, MARY A. 94 Beacon St., Holyoke BI'RNS, MARILYN L. 93 Ridge St., Pittsfield CAPORALE, HELEN NI. 52 Marshall St., Springfield CLARK, ELIZABETH L. 784 VV. Housatonic St., Pittsfield CONLIN, RI'TH M. 19 Fulton St., Glens Falls, N. Y. CORLEY. TERESA A. 200 ivest St., Holyoke CRONIN, CATHLEEN H. 24 Lexington Ave., Bradford DANIELS, ROSEMARY E. 21 Hall Place, Pittsfield DANSEREAV, JEANNE M. 56 Boylston St., Pittsfield DESROCHERS, LLCILLE A. 603 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls DOHERTY, EILEEN F. 93 VVait St., Springfield DONNELLY, BERNICE F. 48 Thomson Place, Pittsfield DOOLING, MARGARET J. 37 Frederick St., North Adams DI'PI'IS, THERESE M. 52 Casino Ave., Chicopee DI'VAL, BEATRICE A. 642 Chicopee St., VVillimansett EICHORN, BARBARA A. 39 Crandall St., Adams FINN, BARBARA J. 1823 Northampton St., Holyoke FINNEGAN, ANNE M. 8 Irene St., VVorcester FRANK, NLARY K. 47 Beverly St., Pittsfield GARDE, BARBARA J. 32 Lebanon St., Springfield GILL, MARY P. 248 Pine St., Springfield HEALY, RIQTH Y. 69 Bellevue Hill Road, VVest Roxbury HENNESSEYLELIZABETH A. 156 North St., Ludlow HOVRIHAN, MALREEN C. 145 Pleasant St., Easthampton JOSEPH, GENEYIEYE R. 64 Milk St., Fitchburg KATTAR, EILEEN M. 352 Lowell St., Lawrence KELLETT, RITA A. 43 Pleasant St., Milford KELLY, HELEN T. 6 Village St., VVorcester KI' HAR, DOROTHEA T. 405 VVashington St., Forestville, Conn. LAPLANTE, JOAN F. 4 VVyola Drive, VVorcester LARKIN, ANN E. 19 Greenbrier St., Springheld LOBLEY, TERESA M. Poplar St., Montague City LYNCH, ARLENE M. 79 Aquidneck Ave., Portsmouth, R. I. LYNCH, MARIANNE C. 22 Healy St., VVest Springfield MATARESE, EVELYN A. 744 Manton Ave., Providence, R. I. MCCARTHY, JOAN M. Van Horn Park, Springfield MICKELSON, IRENE J. 784 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. MILLEA, BARBARA A. 27 Federal St., Springfield MOLTER, LORRAINE B. 40 Franklin Road, Fitchburg MOYLAN, CATHERINE T. 50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee MOYLAN, MARY J. 50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee MI'LLIN, MI'RlEL P. Pleasant St., Rochdale MI'RPHY, MARGCERITE T. 124 Mooreland St., Springfield NAGLE, FLORENCE M. 23 VVesternview St., Springfield O'BRIEN, ELIZABETH A. 68 VViIIiam St., Pittsfield IIIOJ O'KEEFE, PATRICIA M. R I 338 North Main St., VVoonsocket, . O'MELIA, CLAIRE N. 17 Forest St., Middlebf ro O'NElL, MARY B. 274 Main St., Cherry Valley O'SHEA, JEANNE M. 218 Crescent St., Northampton PEPIN, JEANNE L. 171 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee PRENDERGAST, DOROTHY M. 50 Noblehurst Ave., Pittsheld REED, NANCY M. 851 Cedar St., Alameda, Calif. RIORDAN, MARGARET M. 55 Meadowbrook Rd., Longmeadow ROY, BEVERLY A. 87 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield SCAFFIDI, MARY A. 1804 Hone Ave., New York, N. Y. SHEA, JOAN M. VVest Main St., Millbury SHEA, JOANNE E. 169 Forest Park Ave., Springfield SHEA, MARY A. 42 Naomi St., Chicopee Falls SULLIVAN, ANNE T. 903 Liberty St., Springfield SULLIVAN, JI'NE M. 405 Granby Rd., South Hadley Falls SYNER, GRACE M. 43 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield SZIRACKY, MARION E. 202-08 32nd Ave., Bayside, N. Y. TANNER, JEAN M. 95 Preston Drive, Cranston, R. I. TRAINOR, MARY T. 3 Hobson Ave., VVorcester VACGHAN, JOAN M. 43 Bull St., Newport, R. I. VIGEANT, RCTH E. 12 Lester St., Springfield VOLLINGER, HELEN T. North Farms Road, Northampton VVALSH, MARY T. 45 Pleasant St., Vilaltham VVILLISTON, JOAN M. 22 Dell St., Springfield ZITER, KATHLEEN M. 36 Cady St., North Adams bs. NA wx sy Nb 'dh Qpfagfxs ., , f- 1' Nw .xt . ' P"K"fA:' qv' ..- Selig, A. Pandiscio, J. Roy, M. Slattery, T. Parquette. S. Smith, nl. U'Brien, M. Ryan -X Vriartc, T. Ondrick, sl. .-X. Young, P. Scanlon, M. Roche, M. Splaine. .l. XVilSon, B. RZZINH, M. YIq3j.:llCf', T. Spun-lxi Riordan, H. Sweeney, M. M. O'Xcil, M. Scanlon, M. Quinn, I7. U'Cf1nnor, B. Sullivan, M. U'Brien, A. Rafferty, H. A. Smit T. Quinlan FRESHMAN CLASS CLASS OFFICERS PATRICIA M. DWYER MARY P. DANIS President X7lC6'PT6Sld6Tlf JEAN M. MCGOLDRICK ELEANOR M. MCCAUGHEY Secretary Trea.surer Class Flower: Iris Class Colors: Purple and Vfhitc 51113 X liar A Chunn M D1 , . . .nis, M. Bouyea, F. Ferrarri, C. Burke, S. Carell, J. Baillargeon, M. J. Fpaul, T. Calderon Ceski, C. Finn, S. Deeoteau, J. Dunphy, R. M. Dwyer, P. Dwyer, J. Cleary, M. Dolan, M. Doyle, T. Desllosiers, C. Car ier jorin, M. Flynn, J. Cowles, J. Bowler, Ii. Dillon, A. M. Donley, A. Crimson, F. Dont-lan, If. Blair, C. Connelly, M. Crane. Freshman Rehearsal fi!! Tbe 74f0rfrz".v A Sfage AUT I. Per aspera ad astra Scene 1. So terrihly happy The curtains part. The gates of the heautiful College of Our Lady of the Elms open wide to wel' come the widefeyed, traditionally-verdant freshmen. A few stammered introductions, some hrave attempts at conversation, the joy of meeting Mziry who knew your cousin Pat in the eighth grade: thus passes the first day, College activities hegin in earnest on the following day as schedules are made Out and roommates hecome fast friends setting out to ex' plore the new situation as a unit. A warm welcome is extended to the Frosh hy their upperclassmen at friendly pajama parties. The Mziss of the Holy Ghost adds the indispensahle spiritual touch to the scene. Scene 2. A little sun, a little rain Havoc takes hold of our campus. "Dignilied" seniors hecome cruel taslcmasters in their roles of "Admirals," while the poor "Swahhie" freshmen suffer the plight of their lowly state in life. Duffle hags, hlack stockings, sailor hats. and endless orders to he carried out, fill the lives of the hustling new' comers for a week. Through the corridors such up' lifting passages as "Blessed is the Swah that walketh not within the limits of this reservation . . ring in the ears of the Elmites. Everyone thoroughly enjoys the proceedings with ahout one hundred pos' sihle exceptions, who already are planning their day of revenge for that wonderful week four years in the future. Elms night at last arrives and the Swahhies show their true sportsmanship, Everything ends happily, for that night the freshmen hecome 'acquainted with their incomparahle junior sisters. Scene 3. Content we live The stage is filled with husy, active students. The new class gets a view of the more serious side of JIIZJ 1-ui un: lxuflf Foley, H. Menard, P. Hogan, M. Nelligan, C. Murphy, M. Moynihan, M. Murphy, T. Maney, B. Cendron C McCarthy, M. Hayes, D. Murphy, C. Lucas, M. Hart, j. McGoldrick, M. Kennedy, K. Keating, E. Havicon, A. McElroy, E. McCaughey M Mahcney, K. Lynch, N. Harper, V. Gallagher, M. Healy, R. Nolan, R. M. Hickey, J. Holleran, B. Leahey, A. Cilwlmns, M. Harte college life . . . school work. Latin, math, English, chemistry . . . an endless stream of assignments hurries along the crisp, fall days. But lessons do not claim undivided attention, for the freshmen stop and gaze with awe at the seniors who have been presented with those all-important caps and gowns. Hearts become light as the night of the Barn Dance approaches. Their first social event at O. L. E., and how the girls look forward to it! It is hard to tell which is more fun, the dance itself or the talks that go on in the rooms after "lights out." Scene 4. There's more blue in the sky than clouds Another social event on the calendar. The bef loved juniors invite their freshmen sisters to a tea. How grownfup the freshmen feel to go out with their sister class! A cloud passes over the setting: the dreaded quarterly exams approach. What will they be like? Are college exams really as hard as they say? But as all things pass, so do they fthe exams, that isj. As a pleasant aftermath, the Frosh again don their Sunday best and step out again to the exciting Elmata. How lovely they all look! Suddenly the stage is deserted, and only a few fore gotten articles remain as our class rushes off for that wonderful Thanksgiving vacation. ACT II. The Best Is Yet To Come Scene 1. Better than all the treasures that in books are found Celestial music is heard in the background. The freshmen dedicate themselves to Our Lady in her sodality and make a solemn promise. Then come the glow, the thrill, and the joy that always accom' pany the preparations for the Christmas season. "Hark the Herald Angels sing . . but not one bit sweeter than the Clee Club at the first, unforf gettable Christmas party. See how realistic the page eant is as three freshmen take the roles of Mary, joseph and a King. The lights are dimmed and a few candles flicker as the traditional hymns arise and fill O'Leary Hall with their melodies. The stage is once again empty as all the players head homeward for the holiday of holidays. riisi .. 'D .y url, . 'yr ix Q. W ' .31 1 . -H' ' 1 Scene 2. Beauty is truth, truth is beauty Back again and ready for work . . . and work it is, for the time of midfyear exams has arrived. Silence reigns in the houses as the Frosh diligently pore over their lessons, rewarded we are sure, with nice high grades. Whats that rustling in the air? Why those are the plans for the magical Junior Prom. Soft lights prevail in the College gym, dec' orated beyond recognition fa wintry fairylandj, and the rustling returns, but this time it is the rustling of billowing, formal skirts. "What beauty dwelleth here!" Two Frosh step out of formals and don basketball uniforms for the honor of O. L. E., while the rest of the class holds its own in intramurals. Scene 3. What wondrous life is this we lead Night after night the auditorium resounds with excitement . . . "I Remember Mama," Father Con- nolly's lecture on Francis Thompson. the Fashion Show, the Mardi Gras: the Elmites are caught in a whirl of activities. A calmness passes over the scene, however: Lent has begun. Homework assign' ments become more complete since movies have been forsaken on weekendsg now more food is devoured at meals as a result of the omission of midfmorning snacks, and a time for penance and prayer is obf served. Masculine voices are heard on campus again as the Fathers appear for the longfawaited Fatherf Daughter Banquet. The freshmen proudly show them around and remember that it wasn't too long ago when Dad had to look for the Registrar's office for them. Scene 4. But somewhere is a shining star Now comes the final sweep, the rush leading to the magnificent Commencement Week. The Boston College-Elms concert, the Mother-Daughter Tea, the Spring Formal, Final Exams and Hnally the day of days, Graduation. There are tears in the eyes of seniors as they leave, and there are tears in the eyes of the freshmen as they watch their cherished upperclassmen pass into "the wide, wide world." Summer vacation has arrived, a wonderful prospect, yet the Frosh look back wistfully at the days which have sped by so terribly . fast. No longer "green" freshmen. they have passed from the wings into the full glow of the college spotlight. But as the curtains begin to close they look back with a little bit of envy at the oncoming Frosh. One can hear them say- ing. "Being a Freshman was rather wonderful. wasn't it?" " 'WN . Cumim JEAN M. BAILLARGEON Swabbies switch to sopliistication i I 143 Freshman Class BACESKI, HELEN L. 20 San Miguel St., Springfield BAILLARGEON, JEAN M. 6 Foss St., VVestfield BAJORIN, VIRGINIA M. 9 Caroline St., VVorcester BLAIR, EMILY A. 4 Prospect Court, Northampton BOUYEA, MARGARET M. 84 Dana St., Springfield BOVVLER, JOAN E. 15 Summit St., Springfield BURKE, CAROL J. 34-24 82nd St., Jackson Heights, L. I., N. Y. CALDERON, TERESITA 4 Corchado St. fBox 1461 J, Aguadilla, P. R. CARELL, SUZANNE K. 537 High St., VVest Medford CARTIER, CLAIRE L. 53 St. Louis Ave., VViIlimansett CHUNN, ALISON M. 224 North Tenth St., Philadelphia, Pa. CLEARY, JOAN M. 19 Commonwealth Ave., Pittsfield CONNELLY, CATHERINE C. 1215 Hampden St., Holyoke COVVLES, JANE E. 23 Kenwood St., Springfield CRANE, MARY K. 35 YVillow St., Florence CROVVSON, ANNE E. 14 Gates St., Holyoke DANIS, MARY P. XVeyerhaeuser Rd., Portsmouth, R. I. DECOTEAU, SHIRLEY B. 34 Cherrelyn St., SpringHeld DESROSIERS, THERESA A. 83 Highland Ave., Ludlow DILLON, ELIZABETH A. 20 Forest Place, Pittsfield DOLAN, MARGARET E. 29 Bourne St., Forest Hills 30, Boston DONELAN, FRANCES Y. 11 Fitch Hill Ave., Fitchburg DONLEY, ANNE M. 193 Chace Ave., Providence, R. I. DOYLE, MARGARET A. 81 Cass St., Springheld DUNPHY, JULIA A. 15 Nlain St., Florence DVVYER, PATRICIA NI. Chestnut Plain Rd., Yvhately DXVYER, ROSEMARY E. 20 Maus St., Pittsfield EPAUL, MARY-JANE 60 Clayton St., Springfield FERRARI, FRANCES M. 70 Garden St., VVest Springfield FINN, CAROL A. Lakeville, Conn. FLYNN, MARGARET E. Summer St., Barre FOLEY, JOAN M. 92 Stocl-:man St., Springfield GALLAGHER, VIRGINIA D. New Marlboro GENDRON, ELIZABETH A. 10 Marion St., Uxbridge GIBBONS, ANNA E. 108 Main St., Blackstone HARPER, NANCY C. 398 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, Conn. HART, MARIE P. Gilbert St., North Brookfield HARTE, MADELYN T. 24 Charles St., Pittsfield HAYICAN, ELIZABETH A. 57 Sr. James Ave., Chicopee Falfs HAYES, MADELINE T. 43 Lester St., Springfield HEALY, MARY L. 69 Bellevue Hill Rd., VVest Roxbury HICKEY, ROSEMARY E. 1275 Summer St., Siamford, Conn. HOGAN, PATRICIA J. 526 King's Highway, Xvest Springfield HOLLERAN, JOAN NI. 76 Emerson Ave., Pittsfield KEATING, KATHLEEN C. 323 Nottingham St., Springfield KENNEDY, MARY K. 11 VVait St., Springfield LEAHEY, ELIZABETH M. Reservoir Road, Lee LUCAS, CLAIRANNE Claire St., Chicopee Falls LYNCH, KATHLEEN T. 578 Armory St., Springfield MAHONEY, MARY T. 23 Calhfun St., Springfield MANEY, THERESA M. 38 XVells Ave., Chicopee Falls MENARD, H. LOUISE 64 Third St., Pittsfield MOYNIHAN, MAUREEN E. 66 Niaple Road, Longmeadow MURPHY, CATHERINE T. 109 Sargeant St., Holyoke MURPHY, DOLORES J. 74 Roosevelt Ave., Chicopee MURPHY, MARY C. 60 Hamlin St., Pittsfield MCCARTHY, CONSTANCE J. 46 Underwood St., Springfield MCCAUGHEY, ELEANOR M. 35 XVilbraham Ave., Springfield MCELROY, ANN M. 139 Ruggles St., Providence 8, R. I. MCGOLDRICK, JEAN M. 28 Garrison Rd., Hingham NELLIGAN, MAUREEN A. 125 Skeel St., YVillimansett NOLAN, RUTH A. 11 Pennacook St., Newport, R. I. f1l5J O'BRIEN, JOAN V. 8 R oseve.t Ave., Holyoke O'BRIEN, MAURA E. 6 VVellington Ave., Pittsfield O'CONNOR, DOROTHY T. 314 Tremont St., Springfield ONDRICK, THERESA F. 19 Butler Ave., Chicopee Falls O'NEILL, MARY M. 462 Niaple St., Holyoke PANDISCIO, ANNA E. 68 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg PARQUETTE, TERESA M. 75 Narragansett St., Springfield POSCO, ANGELA A. 56 Rainville St., Fitchburg QUINLAN, THERESE F. 201 Bradford St., Pittsfield QUINN, MARGARET R. 782 Belmont Ave., Springfield RAFFERTY, ANNETTE A. 377 Main St., Oxford RIORDAN, LOUISE G. 5 Henshaw Terrace, XVest Roxbury ROCHE, MARY F. 42 East St., VVhitinsville ROY. JACQUELINE C. 20 Chapin St., Chicopee RYAN, MAUREEN K. 681 Myrtle Ave., Albany, N. Y. RZASA, BERNICE H. 269 Fairview Ave., Chicopee SCANLON, MARGARET R. 47 Florence St., Springfield SCANLON, PATRICIA M. S0 YYalnut St., Holyoke SELIG, MARY F. 15 Salem St., Springfield SLATTERY, MARGUERITE M. S6 Caseland St., Springfield SMITH. BETTY ANN Main St., Becket SMITH, SHIRLEY A. 34 Abram St., Pawtucket. R. I. SPLAINE, MAUREEN J. 15 Sergeant Ave., Chicopee Falls SPONSKE, THERESE J. 115 Thompson St., Springfield SULLIVAN. BARBARA A. Yeterans' Adm. Hospital, Northampt in SXVEENEY, HELEN R. 113 Bridge St., Great Barrington TAGNEY, BIARIE F. 7 Norwood St., YYorcester URIARTE, ALMA C. 16 Martin Corchado St., Ponce, P. R YVILSON, JOAN VV. 115 Yvoodbridge St., So. Hadley Center YOUNG, JO ANNE F. 529 Beech St., Holyfke Activities Do You REMEMBER the Elmata Dance of '49? Wasnit the Fashion Show beautiful? Weren't those debates exciting? Thus run the comments of the yearis activities. They have been an outlet for tal' ents, the medium whereby energies and efficiencies have been put to practical use. College life would not have been so full of sunshine and laughter were we not also interested in the joyous pursuits of makf ing a success of a play. or a science meeting some' thing really different. Not infrequently when en' gaged in these activities, we have rejoiced because we learned a new fact or expressed a new idea. ln sweet reminiscence of these days. how can we forget, how can we fail to smile! They have been days lined with silver and tied with a bright bow of brilliant happiness. The wealthy, the luxurious . . . Shall laclq not their enjoyrnent: - but how faint Compared with ours' who, pacing side by side, Could, with an eye of leisure, loolq on all That we beheldg and lend the listening sense To every grateful sound of earth and airg Pausing at will - our spirits braced, our thoughts Pleasant as roses in the thiclqets blown, And pure as dew bathing their crimson leaves." 51173 ur ady's Sodalit prefect Secrettlry ELIZABETH A. AIIJICQHN joAN M. SHEA Vicefprefect Treuszwer C.-xRoL gl. KNICSHT TVIARY T. IVIARTIN Rating high among the most eflicient and active clubs on campus is the Sodality of Qur Lady under the guiding rule of our Prefect, Elizabeth Aidicon. The aim of the Sodality is to spread on campus a devotion to Qur Lady. This is achieved with the cooperation of the committees into which the Sodality is divided. Qur Lady's Committee has, this year, inf creased its elforts to make all Sodalists aware of the devotion which is Our Lady's due. Eleanor Barron, the chairman, has made the perpetual rosary into a really vital activity since now every halffhour heaven is be' seiged by Elmites joined in prayer. The Liturgy Circle with its chairman, 51183 Marion Hoar, has brought fame to the Elms since she has obtained both the National and Regional Commissions on Liturgy for our college. The Circle has novv been converted into a pleasing and informational gathering of a large num' ber of Sodalists interested in the mean' ing and symbolism of the Mass. An' other important committee is one di' rected by the very capable Esther Hanf nigan - the Library Committee. At the meetings Catholic literature is reviewed and current best sellers are excitedly dis' cussed. To Esther and her committee goes a very vvarm vote of thanks for a beautiful and enjoyable cotfeefhour. Advent Cdvldlf The big moments of our last year as Sodalists can be accredited to the Social Committee. Its chairman, Shirley Leroy, and her committee memb:rs accomplished the ultimate of success at the Christmas Party complete with "Silent Night," Santa Claus, and presents galore. This pleasant mixture Venite, adoremus I: 119 3 of the holy and the hilarious is just as bright to us as the Star of Bethlehem. Stamps, Christmas presents for Negro children, entertainment for our Little Sisters, all this is within the realm of the Mission Committee and its untiring head, Rose Marie l.aMountain. hiany are the prayers oifered to heaven for the vvorks of charity performed in the name of the Misions here at the Elms. The soundingfboard of all the functions of the Sodality is the bulletin watched over by Mildred Zak and members of her Eucharistic Committee. Each day there is a nevv thought for us to consider, a timely reminder of meetings, rosaries to be said and vigils to be kept. NVhile of artistic value this correlation of activities likewise impresses upon us gently the duties of a true Sodalist. The Advisory Board, made up of representatives of each class, has the duty of electing committee members and nominating Sodalists to be pref sented before the Sodality members for election as chairmen of various functions. At the end of the year they also nominate candidates for officers for the ensuing year. Long in the memory of our college days will be the beauty and joy of spirit which vve've knovvn as loyal members of the Sodality. Dads and Daughters at Galway Bay f 120 1 .F.C.C.. -4.-Lux Senior Delegate junior Delegate MARY H. MURRAY BARBARA GARDE National Liturgy Commission Cofchawmen PAULINE M. SKERRY MARION B. HOAR The National Federation of Catholic College Students again assumed a very active role in our activities. Mary Murray, Senior Delegate, and Barbara Garde, Junior Delegate, conducted monthly meetings. For a major project on our campus this year the N. F. C. C. S. continued its Work with the Student Relief Campaign. Numerous activities were fl2lj initiated to strengthen the financial aspect of this program. In Cctober a barn dance was held for the first time and proved most successful. Weekly raflles were conducted during the year under the auspices of the respective classes. Cn january 16 a Piano Recital by Richard Ziter, Senior Student at Eastman School of Music, netted a substantial sum for the fund. Cnce more the everfpopular fashion show was held. Financially, the campaign was a terrific success. The intellectual aspect of the campaign was provided for by the establishment of foreign correspondence between us and students in European and South American countries. Prayers offered for student relief completed the Campaign with its spiritual aspect. Cur Lady of the Elms received late last year the National Liturgy Com' mission. Marion Hoar and Pauline Skerry, cofchairmen, presided over a Liturgical Weekend held here in November. Delegates from various New England colleges attended. Semifmonthly meetings of the Liturgy Circle were held: monthly circulars were sent out to all member colleges. RAPfRadio Acceptance Poll found itself again with us and this much' publicized campaign of last year reached even greater heights. This year an attempt was made to familiarize the student with the work of all the commissions by means of daily meetings conducted on the respecf tive commissions. Delegates attended the Regional Congress held in Boston in April and the National Congress at Chicago in May. -Si 'L "Bless us, oh Lord, and these Thy gifts . . . H I: 1221 Verdeoro ,vu President Secretary ELIZABETH M. HAMILTON EILEEN F. DOHERTX' V1LA6'P7'CS1LZlE71f Treasurer MARY L. MULLER ESTHER M. HANNIG.AN Yes, every true Elmite recalls Mama! For who among us could ever forget the outstanding production "I Remember Mama" - the highlight of the l48',4Q season. Many stars were to be found in such a cast of girls so ably assisted for the first time in Verdeoro's career by the Chicopee Community Players. Not to be credited with a single performance, our dramatists enthusif astically donated their time to bring many successes to our stage and to grace the stages in Worcester and Boston. Because of their interest in this 51231 field of art sacriiices were made in order that Verdeoro in correlation with other colleges in this area might share in spreading the Catholic Dramatic lvlovement. NVe were the fortunate ones when, in order to stimulate interest in Verf deoro, a series of onefact plays were presented for our approval. The result - both audience and club were well rewarded. The year would not be complete without the presentation of the tradif tional passion play during the Lenten Season. Simplicity and depth in this play were strong influences on our student critics. And not to be outdone, Verdeoro sought some share in Commencement Week. Hence she sponsored the yearly play competition, and to the win' ner - a grand trophy symbolic of their contribution to Verdeoro. + f " ai' M- D "Mama" - "Iss goof' I 1241 G ee Club President Secretary MARION T. IVIEEHAN ELIZABETH A. FLYNN VicefPresident Treasurer ANN T. IVICNAMEE JOAN M. WILLISTLUN With a sublime blend of harmonious voices, with exquisite shading and mellow tone, our Glee Club has become on campus an expression of our love of all things aesthetic. Such perfect cofordination and feeling come as the result of much labor and a deep love of singing on the part of each member. Qur joys of the Christmastide ascended heavenfvvard through the medium of resounding carols. As is customary, the songsters presented their Na' 51253 tivity selections at various churches and Women's Clubs in the vicinity of the college. One of the unprecedented and most pleasurable events on the Glee Club's calendar was the trip to Providence College. There, in a most cor' dial atmosphere, a concert was given whose excellence would be difficult to surpass. The memories of this concert will be tucked away and cherished by all Glee Club members. "Old friends are best friends" is a phrase that can be well applied to our concert with the Boston College Glee Club. Something done well in the past is anticipated with a certain measure of expectation and it was with this feeling that another huge success was produced. The beauty and harmony of the girls in delicate pastels was surmounted only by the beauty and harmony of the tones and interpretation given by the two Clee Clubs. Bravos from a most enthusiastic audience reached skyward, acclaiming the magnificence of the evening. Last in the order but certainly not last in importance is the offering of our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Marion, the Clee Club's most capable director and to Anna, the talented and inspiring accompanist. Under their guiding hands the above performances of excellence were made a reality. Providence Collegeflms Concert I: l26 :I Athletic Club President Secretary NANCY M. BLACK JOANN S. AKEY VicefPresident Treasurer PATRICIA A. TIERNEH' MARY E. MALoY The most active Club on campus, literally speaking, is our Athletic Assof ciation for it offers to all a variety of physical encounters in which to inf dulge excess energy. For many years a favorite club with all classes, the association this year has been no exception. A large membership and enthusiastic spirit have been its outstanding features. Always contributing much to campus life, the Athletic Club this year made one of its greatest advances in the form of a successful varsity basketf ball team. The vvellfpicked team has been extremely fortunate in having as coach Miss Gloria Bisalleon. Her invaluable contributions to the sucf cess of the team are indeed praisevvorthy. During the season the varsity met among others, the teams of American International College, Mt. St. Mary's, and Clark University. Also deserving of mention here in regard to basketball are the intramurals when each class puts forth its best in the hope of gaining the esteemed cup. Another novel idea was carried out in October when a picnic was held 51273 at King Philips Stockade in Forest Park. Hot dogs, sodas, and the usual picnic "iixin's" were enjoyed by all. Throughout the year, contests were held in various sports. Each month found a particular sport holding the limelight. Included here were pingf pong, volleyball, badminton, horsebackfriding, and bowling. Spring added new sports to this as softball and tennis made their appear' ance on the slate. That refreshing season also added an item of special interest to Association members, for it was in spring that the annual tea dance was held. Dancing and refreshments were the principal events at this affair. Ascension Thursday brought a new and exciting happening - the club's Field Day. At this time playfoifs were held in softball and tennis: various other races and contests were held to the delight of all spectators. The final affair of the club was as always the banquet held during Commencement W'eek. At this time the coveted "Es" and other awards were presented to those who had fulfilled the necessary requirements. A sumptuous spread and genuine goodfwill characterized this final gathering of the athleticallyfinclined. Such an organization as this can always be relied upon to help build the feeling of good sportsmanship and clean living that is so much a part of our college life. Training the body simultaneously with the training of heart and mind, the Athletic Association has made an excellent and in' valuable contribution to our college life. Hi 1 . l 3 ' l :T S ix... lv i 5 it Congratulations, Sophomores I: 128 1 M. J. B. Debating Society President Secretary Louisii M. HANN.A BARBARA J. GARDE Vz'cefPres1'dent :I-'7'CL1SU7'67' IVIARY H. IVIURRAY CLARE A. MCDONNELL The Mother John Berchman's Debating Society has for many years worked to foster an interest in forensic activities on campus through panels, informal discussions and formal debates. It thus combines an opportunity for public expression with an interest in current and widelyfdivergent problems. This past year has seen a smaller but more active group carrying out a successful year's program by arranging intrafmural as well as interfcol' legiate debates. 51203 The varsity debating team matched wits with many formidable oppo' nents. Following its customary policy of negative debates away and aflirmaf tive at home the interfcollegiate team debated the question - Resolved: The federal government should adopt a policy of equalizing educational opportunity in taxfsupported schools by means of annual grants. Among the colleges with which this was debated were Boston College, Holy Cross, Albertus Magnus, Amherst, and Saint Michaelis. In these interfcollegiate debates O. L. E. initiated several nonfdecision debates. The ensuing loss of some of the doforfdie spirit was well compensated for by a more fervent but less formalized debate. Bingo and Bridge parties seem scarcely activities proper to a debating society but the versatile members sponsored both very successfully. The proceeds augmented the traveling fund. The highlight of the intrafmural debates was the Riordan award comf petition. The question discussed was - Resolved that the federal govern' ment should establish a system of national compulsory health insurance. Those participating were Louise Hanna, Mildred Zak, Maureen Keating and Clare McDonnell. AmherstfElms Debate I: l3O :I International Relations Club President Secretary MAUREEN M. KEATING MARY RUTH SPRING VicefPresident Treasitrer JACQUELINE A. DENT IVIARY A. IVIERRIGAN For those students interested in world affairs the International Relations Club ollfers an opportunity to express and exchange ideas and solutions of the most momentous puzzle of international problems today. At a time when so much planning for the future is being done, the experiences of the past should be taken into consideration. Qnly by studying the present in the light of the past can we hope to understand the future. A group of Catholic college students, we considered world problems in the light of Christian principles. 51313 The I. R. C. is aililiated with the New England Catholic Student Peace Federation, the Carnegie Institute for International Peace and the National Commission on International Relations of the National Federation of Cathof lic College Students. During this past year the I. R. C. has been very active in the N. E. C. S. P. F. in which it held the second vicefpresidency. This office was capa' bly filled by Mary Coggin 549. At the annual convention held this year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Elms was in charge of four panels. The theme of the convention was "Security in the Christian World." The four panels were based on the four fields considered so vital by Father Keller, namely, labor, education, government and communications. Among representatives from C. L. E. were Jacqueline Dent 'io who spoke on "B R. P. as a Bond in VVorld Aiiairsv and Maureen Keating '49 whose topic was "The U. N. in the Solution of World Problems." Among the other activities which proved worthfwhile was a meeting of the Central Region of the N. E. C. S. P. F. to which the Elms played host. The topic was the proposed Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the informal discussion brought forth many novel ideas. ' 'Y I 'N -4, 'A .' - I N I . ' 'I sa .... A Rexearclimg under the eaves for the H. C. panel 51323 Science Club President Secretury SHIRLEY M. CUMMINGS IEANNE L. PEPIN V1cefPres1de1it Treilsiuer GERTRUDE F. DONOVAN ANNA M. IVIACDONNELL With a world so steeped in the scientific approach and viewpoint, the activities of the Science Club are of the utmost importance to the girls who will embark upon this field of endeavor. This outlook, however, is tempered in the white light of Catholic truth and is seen as a means to our ultimate end and not an end in itself. The Science Club is an integral part of the extracurricular life that is being fostered on our campus. Within its folds are coordinated the interests of the various fields of 51333 physical science, biology, chemistry, physics, and each one is given its proper emphasis. Listed on its agenda were topics and discussions of appeal to all students of science. In one of the earlier meetings, Dr. Nazzaro presented to the members a talk on "Women's Place in the Scientific Field." He impressed upon these aspiring scientists their opportunities and to what extent they would be able to carry out their scientific training. At another meeting, the students themselves came to the fore and presented for the enlighten' ment of all, a symposium on the chemical aspect of photography and the methods used in its operations. An unusual event which transpired in the early spring was a trip to the Planetarium. Few of the club members present had had previously the opportunity to view such a display. Not only were all impressed by the sights seen, but they also were instructed and enlightened by the detailed explanation given by the curator. A close collaboration is maintained between the Science Club and A. C. S. All meetings of either club are opened to members of both clubs as is fitting because of their common ends - the advancement of science on our campus. Transferring cultures I 134 J American Chemical Society President Secretary MILDRED A. ZAK BARBARA A. EICHORN VicefPresz'dent Tretisurer IVIARY J. CONNELLY IVIICHAELYN E. MOYNIHAN The newest and one of the most popular clubs on campus is the American Chemical Society Student Affiliation. It is not merely a campus society but has a charter as an actual part of the National A. C. S. Every month its meetings have been spiced with speakers well versed in their knowledge of varying scientific fields. Dr. Holloway of Springfield College was the first to grace our Lounge as a speaker for our fledgling association. ln rapt attention we listened and gained much information about blood fractionation, the uses of each fraction and the inestimable 51353 facts regarding this vital tissue fluid. His presentation of difficult matter in a fashion that was comprehensible to undergraduates deserved and re' ceived just praise. Proteins and amino acids, complicated and exacting material, were pref sented informally on the night of the student symposium to an eager group of A. C. S. members. The "board of experts" was helped considerably by constructive comments interspersed by Drs. Gadaire and Nazzaro. The speaker for March, Robert Mosher, who colorfully presented his topic on plastics, added the point of view of the industrial chemist rather than that of the theoretical chemist. His treatment of this subject of general interest increased our desire to gain further knowledge of synthetic resins. As a variation, at the April meeting several former graduates came pref pared to pass on their experience in the various fields of practical chemistry. Control labs, chemical libraries, research labs, and chemical secretaries were all represented. A lively gathering of new and old friends presented a brighter light to be reflected in the radiant prisms of our senior year. A final word of praise should be given to our lay Faculty advisors whose assistance has been invaluable in establishing the nucleus of an active, prosperous, and educational club. They have given unselfishly of impor- tant hours so that we, of the Elms chapter of A. C. S., could be proud of our attempts to become scientists and further the cause of science on campus. "The purpose of the symposium . . li 136 :I e Cercle Francais President Secretary NORMA M. Savoir IoAN M. VAUGHAN Vicefpresident :TT6d.SllTC'l' V1oLETTE L. CARTIER MARY T. MARTIN Interest in the activities of Le Cercle Francais commenced with the open' ing business meeting of the year and continued to highlight the program of the succeeding months. Stressing as necessary the notes of enthusiasm and cooperation, many new members were induced to take an active part in the regular monthly meetings and gatherings. The affiliation of this group with the Springfield chapter of Les Dames Francaises added frequent moments of pleasure to an already active calenf H371 dar. Through this connection responsive listeners shared lectures delivered by wellfknown figures in the French world - while the conferences spon' sored by the Dames offered unlimited opportunities to an interested follow' ing. French films presented at the Museum of Fine Arts were further sources of inspiration for our linguistic enthusiasts. On the lighter vein, the members gathered together for an evening of cards and conversation, which proved one of the year's most successful events. Following along in a holiday mood, the joint Christmas party held in conjunction with the Spanish Club, was an innovation here on campus. Soft carols in foreign tongues came over the air and pageants were enacted for the general enjoyment. A soiree, featured during the latter months of the year, proved another opportunity for members to confer on problems and questions of the time, while furthering their fluency. Seeking a complete coverage of the latest happenings in French circles, we inevitably awaited the appearance of Les Chucotements des Crmes where students displayed their journalistic abilities. The variety of the club program enhanced the appeal of the belle langue de France. "Chantons encore . . . " I: 138 :I '-ani' a orte Castellana President Secretary ELEANOR J. BARRON HELENE T. BRADY Vicefpresident Treaszwcr IVIARY A. GGMALLEX' CLARA M. SAWTELLE Enthusiasm for things Castilian is very definitely bespoken by this year's Spanish Club. Composed entirely of students of this charming romance language, the club seeks to promote a greater fluency in the spoken Spanish word and a deeper appreciation of Spanish culture. The informal atmosf phere of the meetings induces the members to voice their ideas more freely and thereby increase their volubility in the Spanish tongue. 51393 At the first meeting of the club, we were extremely fortunate to have as our guest speaker Dr. Lillian Arab, a native of Cuba. In her native tongue, Dr. Arab described vividly and in detail the school system of her native country. A question period followed in which all members of the club took an active part and acquired a fund of pertinent data on Cuba and Cubans. "Reyes Magosu or the Epiphany found the club engaged in a special celebration as befits this very special Spanish feast day. Mademoiselles of the sister club on campus, Le Cercle Francais, were invited to join in these festivities. Beloved and timefhonored carols were sung with heart' felt enthusiasm, heightened by the setting of Christmas decorations, the nacimiento and the everfpopular refreshments. As a closing feature the members of the Freshman Spanish Group pref sented Zaragueta, the delightful comedy for the enjoyment of the corte. Under the direction of Lorraine Molter, the cast of characters displayed a dramatic as well as linguistic ability that amazed as well as delighted at the same time. 'iLa ensevianza en Cuba . . . H f 140 :I Spiritual Retreat 4fBe silent and listen.' REV. PAUL J. MURPHY, SJ. Retreat Master Precious moments, sacred thoughts, time set apart for introspection, heaven'sent graces, all these are threads embroidered in our pat' tern of retreat. How powerful, how soul' stirring were the words of our Retreat Mas' ter which inspired us to these sacred thoughts, which guided us to reflections of prime prin' ciples and directed our actions to greater sanctity. We can say so much but each girl, in the secret recesses of her soul, knows to what extent her thoughts and desires have been edified. She alone can describe the emo' tions aroused when Cut Lordis Passion and Death were so vividly retold and only God can know how efficacious her prayers have been. As each day rolled swiftly on and the re' treat came closer to an ending, a kinship, never there before, was established between each Elms girl and the next. We had com' municated with God, shared our hopes, our fears, our desires with Him. Each one of us now knew Cur Lord a little better and know' ing Him better, how can we help but love Him better? All of this introspection and close scrutiny of our spiritual life is accredited to the skill of Fr. Paul lvlurphy. His envied possession, a dynamic personality, was forcefully in' iected into his every word. So few others could have directed us on such a new ap' proach to our duties, nor could they have in' stilled in us the desire to remedy the slightest fault of character which we can recognize. lt is to Fr. Murphy our regeneration as better Catholic college students is due. His excel' lence is acclaimed, his ability revered. And then as days continued to slip past our grasp, and conferences dwindled to a pre' cious few the fragments of time pieced them' selves together to give an insurmountable, protective wall of holy thoughts and sacred sacrifices surrounding our minds and hearts so full of Christ Qur King. 51413 ectures Opening the lecture series during the fall was Rev. john Kennedy, literary critic of the Catholic Transcript. Fa' ther's discussion was centered on Graf ham Greene and included the Hner points of the latter's popular novel "The Heart of the Matter." Following the lecture some time was spent answering our many questions on this very popular book. Appropriate for the season of Advent WILLIAM H' MOORING Fr. Carol Bernhardt brought to the Auditorium an interesting and enlight' ening display of Madonnas in art. During his lecture Father enthusiastically pointed out the fine lines and detailed color structure so symbolic of Our Lady. Distinctions in the works of various nationalities were clarified. "Mary and the Qld Testament" was the subject of Father john Cesterf reicher. Father traced the stories of Esther, Ruth, Rebecca and Judith and explained their positions as precursors of Mary. Cn the literary side we received a deep insight and understanding of the character of "Francis Thompson, the Poet and the Man" from Father Terrence Connelly, librarian of Boston College. Father added to the basic facts from his personal experiences and acquaintance with the Meynells, close friends and patrons of Francis Thompson. The world's greatest authority on the English poet, Father Connelly increased our enthusiasm for the poet of "The Hound of Heaven." As the culminating point in our series, William Morring, wellfknown writer of a syndicated column spoke to us on the everftimely subject of the world on the screen. 51423 OHCC1' 'CS THE SILVERTONES During the month of November, Elmites enthusiastically welcomed the first concert of the year in the persons of the very talented "Silvertones." Composed of three men and an equal number of women, the group presented a varied program of familiar and beloved music. Ranging from the rollicking "Shortnin' Bread" to the impressive "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah," the pro- gram submitted by this small but very capable group was warmly received by the entire student body. The initial enthusiasm for group selections was later superseded by intense interest in solo and duet numbers. Iiniversally acclaimed as a highlight of the evening was the beautiful duet rendition of Friml's "Indian Love Call." A novel note was added when Garfield Henry, director of the Tones, gave an exposition of the history of jazz. Interspersed with illustrations of the various types, his story of this phase of American music gave us all a much clearer idea and deeper appreciation of it. A fitting beginning indeed for this year's concerts was the enthralling program of music delicately and artisti- cally wove.n for us by the Negro singers, the "Silvertones." RICHARD ZITER Continuing our policy of "nothing but the best" we next welcomed the young pianist, Richard Ziter. A student at the Eastman School of Music, Mr. Ziter gave a thrilling performance, with all proceeds going to the European Student Relief Fund. Mr. Ziter portrayed with equal grace the varied moods and tempos of Chopin, Beethoven, and Bach. The peren- nial favorite "Clair de Lune" by Debussy was presented with a soft and delicate touch. In contrast to this Mr. Ziter showed his versatility by a deep and throbbing interpretation of the Castilian "Malaguena." Though a youthful pianist, Mr. Ziter performed with all the poise and artistry of a seasoned veteran, as such he made an immense contribution to our concert series. This is evidenced by the appreciative audience which greeted him at O. L. E. MARY J. MCMAHON AND BEDRICK VASKA Charming musical ability plus a disarming personality, thus we describe the gracious lady who enchanted us all, Miss Mary McMahon. An instructor of the voice, this talented singer gave us ample proof of her proficiency in that line. In a program containing such delightful favorites as "Panis Angelicus" and "O Dry Those Tears," Miss Mc- Mahon displayed extraordinary depth and tone. Also in- cluded were groups of Scottish and Irish songs, enhanced by appropriate attire. Another fine artist who appeared with Miss McMahon was Mr. Bedrick Vaska at the cello. In his solo selections as well as the numbers accompanying Miss McMahon, Mr. Vaska displayed a perfected style and interpretative ability. Together these artists presented a most enjoyable program, one which for its variation and beauty was warmly received by all. ,. ,. M., Niki , t S 's Q 'PGW' 1- f 4... A' A A' 1 IQ. wif K ' P. C.fO. L. E. Concert fl43j ourmaline ECl1lfO'l'S'l'I'l'Cl1l6'f lvlazuox E. BLACK, 'so -4 MARILYN R. W.ALSH, 'io A literary gem to be treasured and treated with respect is our Tourmaline. Although it appears only in quarterly issues, the Worth of it extends throughout every week of the year. As its name implies, this unassuming piece of literature is truly a precious stone: a stone, since each issue is a milestone marking a step toward our ultimate goal of graduation: pref cious, because of its content. With each sucf ceeding issue of the Tourmaline, we unconf sciously realize that we are coming closer to the end of our college days and with that realization comes a deeper understanding and appreciation of the thoughts contained there' in. We see it not merely as a magazine, but we see it rather as a labor of love, into which have been woven all the hidden emotions and feelings of its contributors. Here our "pen savantesm invest all their talent and the re' turns are certainly Worthfvvhile. This year found the Tourmaline with co' editors and the usual staff composed of jour' nalism students. Something new was added in the form of a very attractive light cover. As in other years, the Tourmaline is giving to the college the best in literature and thought: it is as always what its name sig' niiies, a gem. N443 Elmscript 2211527 V .!'K'li'L!'W1 1' LW! v"u'l f.,' .fin ii: ' ii .ll S1 za :ru Dil CofEditorsfinfChief MARIE K. MURPHY CLARE A. MCDONNELL There's a certain day each month when suddenly you find each Elmite completely ab' sorbed by some mysterious piece of literature. Only an occasional gasp of surprise or pleas' ure breaks the unusual quiet. What is it that has this magic power of silencing the dorm even during recreation hour, you ask? It's the Elmscript, naturally! Yes, indeed, each month we greet with glee that very important piece of campus life, the Elmscript. A record of our successes and a review of college highlights, it is welcomed by all. Complete and accurate coverage of the news could well be adopted as its motto, as every noteworthy event is adeptly def scribed. The informal chitfchat and feature columns add a warm and personal touch. Thoughtfprovoking editorials and candid per' sonal opinions on pertinent topics make for further enjoyment, while the athleticallyf inclined are kept abreast of the sporting world. A truly delightful combination of sevf eral fine ingredients is our Elmscript. Propelled by its competent cofeditors, the staff consists of journalism students who are afforded an excellent outlet for their endeavf ors with the pen in this monthly publication. Elmscript this year is carrying on, in true Elms tradition, the fine presentations that last year merited AllfCatholic honors. We are sincerely proud of this young but excellent publication which has come to form an inf dispensable feature of our years here at 0. L. E. 51453 Elmata gf V I. M1lfllT, P. Connell. M. Logan B. Barrett. M, Chiggin, R, Iviurphv, M. Keating Dashing pencils, clicking tvpexvriters. fevered hroxvs, a deadline to make. ir sigh of relief and the Elmata has gone to press. Through the vveeks we, the Hl0I1Q'SLllTCI'lDg seven," have written a xvhile and thought a while, crossed out a line and counted the number of words. Vw7e've thankfully had Mr. Webster' on hand with his vocabulary and correctlyfspelled words. And noxv, class pictures and club pictures have all been taken and shipped off to the engraver. Galley proofs have been read and refread. At last it's here. The 1949 edition of our own Elmata, resplendent in its green and gold cover, makes its appearance on campus. Theres a certain inexplicable feeling which engulfs us as we remember those long staff meetings, the suppliant requests "to get your ads," and unending pleadings for "another word for 'interesting '." But during it 51463 all we've come to know each other better and appreciate our ability to work in constant close harmony for a common end. We'xfe been enriched by this Elmata as we hope that you will also be because it is for you that it has been written. We'll always remember our college days, but when, on leafing through the pages of our yearbook, we're caught in the Web of reminiscence, we'll appreciate them even more. We'w'e been able to put our feelings down on paper. We'x'e been able to pay a silent tribute to our faculty, our friends, and our parents. No other thoughts can impose their presence on our intel' lect for no corner is left when O. L. E. is even mentioned. No other campus is like hers, nor classes, nor seniors like hers either. Yes, the Elmata is something special, a memory, a smile, a song, a picture, each in harmony lending joyous accents to our days as loyal Elmites. Fixm' ln focusin' I 147 ll Delta Epsilon Sigma i i Each year Delta Epsilon Sigma, the hon' orary scholastic society of Catholic colleges, elects oneftenth of the senior class as new members. This year we are proud to have numbered among the members of the Alpha Kappa Chapter here on campus five of our classmates who, while rating very high schof lastically, have also been active in extra' curricular activities. Ruth Murphy, Marion Hoar, Mary Martin, Nadine Mangan, and Mary Coggin are this yearis student candi' dates. All of them have shown superior inf tellectual prowess and strong devotion to O. L. E. They have been most active in every phase of Catholic Action that college life afforded them. There were this year, also, two alumnae elected to the society, Miss Margaret T. Clifford and Sister Alice Fran' cis, both of the Charter Class of O. L. E. They were both outstanding as undergraduf ates and upon graduation they have been noted in fields of education and in the spread' ing of Christian principles. All too frequent' ly we lose sight of these principles in the rush of material affairs, and when a continuance of them is predominant and success in things material is secondary, then praise is truly just and honors well placed upon their shoulders. The candidates this year bespeak the honor of the Alpha Kappa Chapter and their fore' sight in electing such members to "set things in order." 51493 Alumnae "The present moves attended Vxfith all of brave and excellent and fair That made the old time splendid" KATHARINE M. SHEA President Dear Fortyfniners, You'll soon be leaving behind all your pleasures and joys of college days but don't forget that once an Elms girl, always an Elms girl. Maybe the school days are things of the past but the friends you've made are yours for life. Qur association is young and vital, filled with new and different ideas. Qnce you have joined our ranks it will be even more lively and friendly. After your graduation day, when you're mingling with new associates, you will experience as we did after ours, a strong desire to knit closely and unite college ties. It is then we'll open our arms to you, accepting your membership as an honor being bestowed on former graduates. Qur aim is one of beneiit to our Alma Mater furthering knowledge of her ability and inviting admiration of her graduates. Anything that we, the Alumnae, do is not for ourselves but for our school. Her honor is upperf most in our minds urging us to better our attempts and become even more proud of Qur Lady of The Elms. I sincerely invite each one of you to join us in our beloved association. , Alfectionately, ra, President tim ,JOITIIHCHCCITICIYC AND Now, our joy is complete. Gur classes are over, our exams are happily left behind. We've seen the winter of school days turn into the summer of Commencement and we're at last ready to put our education to a practical test. Un this, our graduaf tion day, when we slip on our hoods, change our tassels and accept our diplomas We proudly say that now we are Alumnae of 0. L. E.g proudly because we've gained intelligence, we've known a culture, and we've lived with loyal friends. To us our colf lege has been our life and our love. She has aided us and comforted us, sending us happily on our paths. To her We owe our gratitude which is deep and sin' cere and thissincerity. isevenagreater today as we pass through her halls which echo our farewells. 11 B 'P ' fd' 1 4 '1 'isa bf - 0 F 7. af? i 'gill . A I , A Wlieii nature marks the years decline, Be ours to welcome itg Pleased with the harvest hope that runs Before the path of milder suns, Pleased while the sylvan world displays Its ripeness to the feeding gazef' flilj Commencement Week Trogram TUESDAY - IVIARYQS DAY Processional to Grotto Hymns and tributes Floral offering of Seniors WEDNESDAY - CLASS DAY CLASS DAY EXERCISES SENIOR BANQUET Class Day Officers Consecration Crowning Recessional Class Marshal Elizabeth M. Hamilton Class Orator Esther M. Hannigan Class Prophet Barbara A. Meagher Class Poet Roberta I. Morrier Class Historian Marion B. Hoar Class Will Caroline A. Street Class Song Anna M. MacDOnnell THURSDAY - CLASS PICNIC FRIDAY - SENIOR BALL Committee General Chairman Marguerite T. Corrinet Chairman ex Oflicio Ruth A. Murphy Chairman of Music Norma M. Savoit Chairman of Refreshments Harriet A. Goddard Chairman Chairman Chairman of Publicity of Decorations of Programs Mary T. Goggin Elizabeth F. Pringle Margaret T. Nesbit SATURDAY - FIELD D.AY SUNDAY - BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS AND BENEDICTION MGNDAY - CON FERRING OF GRADUATION HONORS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. OlLEARY, D.D., BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 51523 ree C9mfzbfz Cn Commencement Day the class of 1949 will join the ranks of Catholic College Grad' uates throughout the world. Membership in those ranks entails a tremendous responsif bility. For to whom much has been given, much will be expected. In a Catholic Col' lege we have received the necessary equip' ment to fulfill our purpose in life. Now is the time to use that equipment. At the present time there is a cold war waging between materialism and Christianity. On one side are the forces of truth, on the other, the forces of error. Materialism has insidiously crept into every walk of life,- materialism, which considers religion as a sort of trademark with which a person may be identified and morality as nothing more than acting in accordance with social approval. We have been imbued with the principles of truth. We cannot stand idly by and watch those principles attacked. We must join the army of the defenders of truth in the field of battle, for mapping our campaign is over, now is the time for action. The battles will be long and arduous but we must stand Hrm with the courage of our convictions. We must realize that Cur Su' preme Commander who recruited us in His defense will not fail us when we seem to be losing ground. If we persevere we will reap the reward at the end. We must continue to fight until the victory is wong until we can lay down our arms and truly say to our Divine Leader, "We have fought the good fightq we have kept the faith." gy if Class Day when '49 chained the daisies 51533 lass Will XVe, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and forty- nine, at the close of four years of extensive study, having become old and heavily burdened with knowledge and wisdom, desire to pass on to the less wise and knowing our last will and testament. Article I. 'Ilri His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas lNIary U'I.eary, tur president, and to our vice-president, the Reverend Doctor john R. Rooney, we leave our sincere appreciation for their unselfishness in directing and guid- ing Us through our four years. Article II. 'Ito the Sisters of St. Joseph, who have constantly given us encouragement and inspiration in every dithculty, we leave our most heartfelt gratitude. Article III. Upon our Faculty we bestow all the esteem and thanks which is due them as our directors toward the goal of greater knowledge. Sub-Articles I-XLIX Elizabeth Aidicon leaves her repertoire of "I Love Thee, Dear" in fourteen different languages to Mary Trainor. Dorothy Casey leaves her position as college chauffeur along with her long list of duties to Joan Roy. Niarguerite Corrinet leaves her old piano to Betty Clark. Peg's graduation present is a new spinet. Harriet Goddard leaves her exotic "breakfast attire" to Josephine Hessian. Mary Martin leaves her position as Minister of Finance to Madeline Hayes. Maureen Keating leaves her baby elephant to anyone who feels the need of it. Anna MacDonnell leaves her rendition of "The Burning of Rome" to Teresa Lobley. Ruth Murphy leaves her singing talents to Janey Hughes. Frances Roscoe leaves her love for the theater and opera to Barbara Albano. Helen Vecchia leaves her favorite expression "I don't have to-my mother said" to Shirley Smith. Ruth Spellman leaves her last-minute arrivals to Evelyn VValsh. ' Marilyn Logan leaves her contacts with Holy Cross to Maureen Ryan. Marie Lawler leaves her "storm attire"-complete, that is-to Mary Costa. Rita Keough leaves her priority on a middle tub to Florence Nagle. Esther Hannigan leaves her inexhaustible supply of jokes to Katie Ziter. Nadine Mangan leaves her never-to-be-forgotten "Cus- ter" to anyone who will have him. Marie Murphy leaves her t'I'nele Ed" to anyone who likes ice cream. Mildred Zak leaves Doctor Nazzaro to the peace and quiet of the Juniztr Chemistry Class. Nancy Black leaves her perfect size nine to Betty Dillon. Commencement Week as Freshmen 51543 lfllen Ford leaves her well-done renditions of Lena Horne to Ruth Vigeant. Elizabeth llamilton leaves a few of her many men to Mary ,lean Davis. Kathleen Martin leaves her desire for "a few hours ol' silence for the rep. se of her body" to Marie Magner. Barbara llurley leaves her love of the Emerald lsle to Judy Porrata and Rosalie Polanco. Anne jones leaves her "sure cnre for hiccongbsu to any 'lunior so alllictenl. Clare Ryan leaves her meticulous appearance to Mari in Black. Margaret Nesbit leaves her "skiing ability" to johnny Miner. Bette Pringle leaves her enviable position in the caf to some lucky Vlunior. Roberta Morrier leaves her professional bridge playing to Mary Shanahan. Rose Marie LaMountain leaves her "Lavender Blue" to -lean Ballon. Marion Hoar leaves her "Golden tresses and many dresses" to Carol Knight. Shirley Leroy leaves her unusual "Valentine Gift" to Frances Poscoe. Virginia Rooney leaves her collection of popular mag- azines to Rcsemary Daniels. Clara Sayvtelle leaves her heavenly scent to Sophomores with intents to dazzle friends. Louise Halma leaves her subtle wit to Clare McDonnell. Mary Maloy leaves her original getups and rendition of "Persicos Odi Puer Apparatus" .o Peg Shea. Marion Meehan leaves her reservation of Chicopee 8902 to anyone as fortunate as she. Mary Merrigan leaves her "Regina Coeli" to Mary Nolan. Norma Savoit leaves her midday phone calls to build up the morale of the study hall. Frances llaley leaves our one and only hope chest to Nancy Footit. lrene hlorin leaves her calory counting and strong will power to any diet-conscious ylunior. Beatrice Barrett leaves her title as "Pin-lfp Girl of U. L. lf." to Peg Scott. lB:bby Pins, that is.J Patricia Connell leaves the chair facing her favorite vase in the Alumnae Room to the next lilmata Editor. Michaelyn Moyniban leaves her gentle manner to Barbara Finn. Barbara Meagher leaves her charming, well-modulated voice to Ellen Baker. Betty Ann Carlisle leaves her mail from XVinooski Park to Gert Donovan, Mary Goggin leaves her silver dresser set to Ann Scannell to solve her comb-hunting problem. Shirley Cummings leaves her gentle footsteps on nightly jaunts to Claire O'Melia. lilizabeth Flynn leaves the rest of her long, lacquered nails to Helen Kelly to complete the handful. Eleanor Barron leaves her abundance of chestnut locks to Arlene Lynch. This we declare to be a complete deposition of all our earthly possessionsg we therefore ascribe to it our seal in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-nine. The Senior Class of Our Lady of the Elms ,6fll'l'4llf' -WIT!! Class .elllornry f-:.f- --w--2' , ,li . ' ,,.- sig'-,-fun-1 I U' Commencement Week - today 51553 fass Troplzecy Elms Variety Elms Grads Have Backstage Reunion- New York, N. Y., June 7, 1959. Last eve' ning the class of 549 of the College of Cur Lady of the Elms met backstage at the St. james Theater where Broadway star, Nadine Mangan, was hostess to her classmates at a unique reunion. All members were present and the evening was heightened by enlighten' ing discussions of activities of the past decade. Congratulations were in order for Nadine for her superb performance in "Days of Tri' umph," which opened last night, and for Ellen Ford and Virginia Rooney who auf thored the play. Ruth Murphy, Nadine's agent, stated that the play will run for at least two years on the Great White Way. Eleanor Barron, looking chic as ever, told us of the phenomenal success she has had with her "School of Charm." Her salon on Fifth Ave' nue is right next door to "Coii'feur's Colosf sal" which is of course Beatrice Barrett's hair styling studio. With these two in New York is Betty Aidicon who is fast becoming Amer' ica's topmost fashion designer. The three share a swank penthouse apartment in the East Sixties with Betty Hamilton. Betty has become topflight model for Power's. She adorns the cover of all popular magazines. Speaking of models, Bitsey Merrigan could well be chosen as the model mother. She left her brood of six with Dad in North Adams to make the trip. Frances Haley, too, is marf ried and even though she is very busy with her three little ones she has found time to scribble off a best seller entitled "Left Cvers on Monday." She hasn't forgotten her "Marf riage Guidance" Course at the Elms. Shirley Cummings drove down in her deluxe stream' line Lincoln Continental from Massachusetts. She tells us that she recently sold her restauf rant "Southboro House-Meet and Eat," and invested all her capital in Dot Casey's midget Auto Racers. Peg Corrinet, Esther Hannigan and Margaret Nesbit made the trip down with Shirley. Esther and Peg are living in Boston. Esther Hnds her duties as State Representative stimulating indeed and Peg tells us that her position as head of the Math Dept. at M. I. T. is a wonderful experience. Nezzie who has been visiting Shirley has just published her fourth book on the art of skiing and has just recently returned from Sun Val' ley where she gleaned material for a fifth. Ably representing the class in college circles are Michaelyn Moynihan and Pat Connell. Both are full professors and are teaching at Massachusetts University. "Moynihan's Rules and Connell's Postulatesn have become household words. A Ph.D. too is Marion Hoar. Most of Marion's time is spent lecturf ing on Atomic Power. Also a lecturer is Maureen Keating. She is today considered an authority on world conditions. Maureen had her start as a star debater at the Elms. In the world of music Marion Meehan has found a place for herself. Her AllfGirl Cr' chestra and Chorus have toured the country several times and have met with great sucf cess. The organization is ably managed by Anne Jones. Successful too in the musical 51561 MOH, our song resounds with mirth .md clieern world are Mary Maloy and Rose Marie Laf Mountain. Mary is rehearsing now for the dancing lead in "Twinkle Toes." With her in the cast is Rose Marie who will sing the hit songs of the Show. Anna MacDonnell is still thrilling audiences with the renditions of "Malaguena" and "Ritual Fire Dance." She is appearing this week at Carnegie Hall. Rita Keough has conquered the field of lightfopera and is at present appearing in M. S. Pina' fore." A group of our Q49 Elmites have mar' ried and settled in the suburbs of Conn. Liz Flynn informs us that she is having servant trouble, but otherwise, she and her steel mag' nate husband are happy with their two lovely boys. Marie Lawler and Betty Ann Carlisle are next door neighbors in Stamford. The two girls and their respective spouses have a stand' ing Bridge date each Thursday evening. The Literary world too claims some of our class' mates. Everyone is familiar with the exquif site poems which come from the pen of Roe berta Morrier. Another author of some note is Frances Roscoe. We Hnd her essays, short stories and quatrains in many of our popular publications. In the field of journalism are Mary Martin and Marie Murphy. Mary aptly fills the position of associate editor for Time while Marie is the Holyoke Transcripts news editor. Irene Morin excells in her chosen profession as a commercial artist. Her magazine illustrations are quaint and charm' ing. Clara Sawtelle, Barbara Hurley and Norma Savoit tell us that business is boom' ing at "Interpreters, Inc." Their command of the romance languages is everywhere in demand. Mary Coggin is pleased with her position as Superintendent of Schools in Springfield. She is the first woman to have this honor and has completely revised the entire school system. Kathleen Martin in her capacity as Principal of Pittsfield High School has made her place in educational circles. Marilyn Logan shows not at all the strain of her duties as treasurer of the Third National Bank of Springfield. lt need not be said where Marilyn acquired her banking talents? lwfarf ried to a YVilliams professor and sparkling 51573 hostess at all house parties is Bette Pringle. When questioned about life at Williams Bette replies that she loves it. "Shy" Leroy and Helen Vecchia report that guests are pouring in to their resort hotel in the Berkf shires. "Shy" arranges social activities while Helen balances the books. "Millie" Zak and Ruth Spellman have chosen the field of Inf dustry, and wisely, too. "Millie" is head of Research at DuPont's largest plant and Ruth has a similar position at Monsanto. Louise Hanna and Clare Ryan have an exclusive dress shop in Springfield. These two petite Misses model their own originals. Patrons of the shop include many Elms girls, needless to say. Nancy Black is Bridal Consultant for a large department store in Worcester. Wedf ding attire has had a fascination for Nancy since she modeled for our Elms Fashion Shows. Personnel manager for the same store is Har' riet Goddard. She tells us that her courses in Ethics and Sociology at the Elms have aided her greatly in dealing with people from all walks of life. Last but not least is "Susie" Street. Susie reports that "Providence" has been very good to her. She and hubby have three bouncing boys, which is something for the Street family. The evening flew by and finally all '49ers said their goodbyes and departed, each carry' ing with her fond memories of a neverftofbe' forgotten meeting - one which brought with it a renewal of old and lasting friendships. O Senior Ball Committee - "Oh, how they danced" N583 674155 Zag fy W1 - gl I I Q lj L 2 lags, fl at: Dear Green and Gold e muSt leave you To-chi col-lege dqys Gnd-ed we must be on our : Agl I I II ii q ' 'l IK 151' fli l I CCI I Q I fi - lr. F I tif' ' in ' I l Q, Q ll:-l , I I W . I J -I I 'l j' li I ll O l I l I4, lb ' ' I -Ig Q . F I dl y V I ,x x :ninth 01.6. 9 4 1 W I l way Fare-well fo class-ma friends 've kmwn so long , To yfiu we pledgeour 1031-a1I-T y "L . , , , , S- 2 - : ' - 3 , - 9 91 I ."' I' l - E 6 I 'H , I 3 J b -. I, I Il IIFI--IE Q I l . I l I l I ' I ' Il I,-I l I J: ll It ,Pl , ' , I I : II flllll as we join in omg. m-'ries of all we will keep and re -nejmojrvout all llfe's , Il' .I . IKHI I I 1 I lll I I IPI l I I I I Ia lrll In In l I Fl I' I I I I I ll I I I I il A I KA J ll. : J: ' lic ' ' I ggi' 'll' - - . .1 mini I I way we'll al-ways love you so true. Fare-well dear Al-rm Ma.-ter,we bid fare-well. . T . A F II :HL lu! lf I 'hr ,If f Q I , . :I I ! Ill! E : , ' H 5 ' 6 51593 lg, P ll 'Eff' fi it , V "On this day, oh beautiful Mother" 675155 Town Let's not count our college days By all the text hook pages turned. The formulas and dates we learned Were stepping stones to higher ways Of thinking, acting, living. Yes, We've hroadened each our scope of mind In searching, guided, here, to lind The greater things, related stress. Let's count our days at O. L. E. By all the happy things we've done v The friends we've made, work shared and fun The pride in each ahility That any one of us has shown, The changes since our freshman year, The knowledge that our time spent here Has heen the hest we could have known. flfilll ', 4' .-, Ns f 4-4 ng s QQ. It H Q31 'T- 'ix -of 7 YP- W 2 Q '-"'f':f?T? f .r , , . X ! it hxxrz fe? An .fr ,Q :L Qi.--'fl9'5 'V Y""'1 FQ 5 , 3, , :A 'T W- 4 1 H ,. M -4 .W ,W .1 Q i ,S f' - -4 if n1r. ' M . . lr. f 1 ' a ,M , ff, a rw A i gi , . If' 5 4 5 ' . ,,.A r 1 1"-1 ' ,,A, A. v . 5 aff , ' Q .f wi . ' .Q - .gr . . if 'Aw I,""" f'1fl Q :4 1 r . 8 .FZ- Z- 2 'kum- glam ?b , . 1 Qi! Fl F7 LO mr! 1 'C' V 5,3 qi. iv ft l. Snow VVhite's Prinve Z. Pieliiekilig . . . 3. The Long-suffering Seven 4. Fight more months 'til . . 5. The life of leixure 6. "Sailing, sailing . . . " 7. Going somewhere? 8. The Seven Dwarfs 9. Back in '47 . . . 10. "XVhistlc VVhile You VVork" ll. Ili, Marilyn! 12. "To hail with love . . . " 13. Twinkle-toes 14. Fond Freshman friends li. Aclmirul li. and Company 16. Spotlight on Seniors 17. Philadelphia stories 18. Father, the . . . 19. My Little Sister 20. Starlight and roses tu'-dl H -F Mftit. ml. 2, x 1 vi! M ,' I 1 4 Jr ,Q . . .4.rf.f', if 1. Q m l , l 4. 1 'im' 5 Q. D S ,- i' 'fav' ' 'il 'NG' , 4.3 ge? -. 'WW 7' li 591 , 2 li is 5' .M T ll. 21 so t ef 1 1 0151! Q ous' " 3' , 4? A ..-1-ff-' 752-42- 5- "T-5' .3" ... Y 7 iv' il 'aff 4 ' Y A Y' E? ' v I 1 G L hf..52m T 'lv 1 s....x4. cle . 1 1 1. Bitsy and Betty-Room-mates 2. Little Ellie 3. Blue-hook Blues 4. Any ol' noontime S. Su much work l 6. VVhen we were young and verdant 7. Better days are Coming 8. Freshman caps 9. "Off To VVurk VVe Gu" 'N 10. Three Little Maids 11. The good old days 12. Miss Zak and Shadow 13. Three little girls in hlue 14. Athletes all 15. Artists' Models 16. Mary's Day in '47 17. You name it, we'll cage it 18. 'Midst flowers . and grasses 19. In the park one day 20. Glamour is her name Q if A '33, fr' ea, P f ge E ag Hz V s'3""' Qu ,qi J. . 4. 'E 9 ,W . 5' Q Aw , 'Q if X, 1' ifgfyiffim at sp. I . ll-Q ,Q . , X 32122 1 S - A f - -L il 1 ,Q X1 A QS Sy SINCEREST W SH S '- Si, TO OUR SISTER CLASS I FROM . CLASS OF 1951 51653 im The New 'A " .,. ..-wqqggg iazavmll A' 1- HAIL MARY il KB Ii'M MIlI!l N- 'A nl if . AI. I -aff' lI'mI A' I Frleze A Q Lg. 0 V 4 rosrens. 1 EACH '2"f26"- ' gAAqAl.i...wm I aw T IN ATTRACTIVE ig . 4 , ' ,..,,,,W PORTFOLIO LM .,.-gsff ag i 'A-in 5 A new and beautiful . ' . """" poster set for art work M " ' and class activity in f -I school, and in homes. ff, . The four posters are in I outline form for crayon The Hail Mary Frieze contributes to the child's daily spiritual growth in addition to its application as an art accessory. The complete frieze can be used as a permanent decoration for the walls of a and water color work based on the home life of the Blessed Virgin and the Child Jesus. child's room or the classroom. Contains a beau' Price, per gef, 51,00 tifullfy illustrated booklet of activities. MILTON BRADLEY CIIMPANY, SPRINGFIELD 2, MASSACHUSETTS WALL-STREETER SHUE CUMPANY Manufacturers of goal' Pali Fine Shoes for Men NORTH ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS 51663 I i BENZIGER BROS., INC. C0'nPl""e'm of IO6 CHAUNCEY STREET BOSTON, MASS. WILLIAM P. BROWN CO., INC Phone LIBerty IISO Contractors and Engineers Heating - Plumbing - Ventilating RELICICUS ARTICLES CHURCH COCDS 655 Worthington Street Books of All Catholic Publishers l SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS D G Cant Co. Compliments of 4 ' ' Y Masons' Supplies, Hon. Ellwarll U. Bourheau Sand and Gravel 12 School Street CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS l 51673 Compliments of A B C TAXI CO. Tel. Chicopee 2054 All Drivers Ex-servicemen Aquadio 8: Cerrati Contractors 86 MAIN ST. NORTHAMPTON, MASS. Compliments of B u r n a m ' S 1402 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of A. E. BLAIR Electrical Contractor NORTHAMPTON, MASS. Day and Night We 25625 Exchange St. Never Sleep Chicopee 5 l l RANGE and FURNACE OILS 607 Belmont Avenue PHONE 71468 COAL COKE l Compliments of Arthur llilltllillill' City Clerk Complmzcnts of , 1 l Bmudlfltfi i l JEWELERS l 1 :qw EXCHANQQE ST. l CH1f1oPEE. M.sxSSAciH1'SETTS fO1'er Vv'ooliuortl1's l Bloclis Woman,s Shop Exclusive Wonien'S, Misses' 16 Elm St. Phone 246 Westfield, Mn "Known for Its Courtesy, Quality, and Service" 51693 BEST WISHES of the ALUMNAE of the COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS to the SENIOR CLASS OF 1949 51603 Number One on the Health Parade DAIRY PRODUCTS ARE LISTED NUMBER ONE ON THE NATIONAL NUTRITION LIST Include These Items In Tom' Daily Diet HOOD'S MILK AND ICE CREAM STEAM, HOT WATER and EURNACE HEATING eaam 14. 232 EXCHANGE STREET, CHICOPEE y , - . . Vvhcn you I, ext m need of plumlwmg or hcatmg e whether new work or modcrmzamone 5 let us hgurc wnh you i 51703 CHICOPEE SAVINGS BANK SAVINGS for all purposes Mortgage Loans Solicited THRIET Christmas Club - Tax Club "Special Attention Gwen to G, I. Loans" Conzplzments of Maurice Casey, Inc. Established 1896 TELEPHONE 997 IQ DUBOIS TREET Wholesale and Retail MILK, CREAM AND ICE CREAM WESTFIELD, MASS. Cmnplnn ents of A FRIEND BREAD ITS BEST fl7lj Center Department Store Incorporated M. FERRIS E5 Bao., Proprietors Dry Goods and Clothing 5-P56 CENTER ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. Telephone 1 2 go Telephone 2f6969 We Strive to Please Carr Hardware Co. Hardware, Paint, Plumbing Supplies Electrical Supplies Household and Sporting Goods 413 North Street Next to Strand Theatre PITTSFIELD, MASS. +"eB 'cl I rl a shop IZ49 Main S+. SPRINGFIELD Compliments of A FRIEND i Tire Compliments of l U' S' TIRES lJAMES J. Down 8g som l Telephone 7-1419 l Insurance 118 DXVIQSHT STREET, SPR1Nm:1f1ELn, MASS. RECAPPING-VULCANIZING l HOLYOKE- MASS- Fie1d's Hardware 1 Glenwood Pharmacy M0ore's Paints Glass, Tools, Seeds Housewares, Hardware 256 EXCHANGE ST., Cl-IICOPEE, MASS. Mi "A Relmble Drug Store" IVI.-XLTRIUE B. LANDERS, Reg. Pharm. PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS Phone 2-0257 Springfield St. Springheld, Mzlss. 51723 Conzplznzents nf GUIMONDS DRUG STORE PHTTNE 351 NILLE. GAUTHIER :fi Cfmfr Streg CHIVIMPEE. B.I1.M1f'H ET Hosiery. Iwiillmery, and Ladies' Underwear Hastings Stationery Store Greeting Cards for All Occasions CHICOPEE MASSACHUSETTS W. C. HUSIUHEH FLORIST goo FRONT STREET CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS Lambson Furniture Crfffzpi ments of Janis Bake Shoppe CHICOPEE MASSACHUSETTS LAWLER STEEPLE SERVICE Let'UsfBefKnownfByfThefQuaIity' QffWorkfNN7efDo NORTHAMPTON. MASS. WWA 4- fwiffffeff C FUR CENTRE ompany RETAIL FURRIERS Complete House Furnishers UFMQ Julia X143 be pmqP:,1.sed mtl: Q-i-rijdevzqf .1 Telephone 1: S9 Elm Street Lougklfeys Fw Centre" WESTFIELD- MASS- MAPLE STREET HoLYoRE f 173 1 .. Q Sf I I X W Nia . w f 1 ljfbxfggef M , 6, S my' W J Wye .- BEST WISHES N 0 THE if s i :N +V SENIQRS 5 ' Qi Jw 52 .5 WROM THE 'SX S ' If my X a,,, ' J 8 'A S N f f 'W CLASS OF 1950 QS Nfl xl X? I J CCMPLIMENTS CDF A FRIEND Compliments of lf. T. IYNEIL 8: SUN General Confracfors 9 El d A H ly k T I 4368 2 7450 51753 I Cmrzplmzentxuf 5 S Compliments of HAFEY FUNERAL SERVICE Jeanne D7A1'e Circle S No. 44 swing Springfield t DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA and Vicinity Y 1 v Fitchburg, Massachusetts 49: BELMONT AVENUE t Compliments of Cmnplzments of . 4 The E. W. Larkln 8z Co. t , 'ilapmen 5 Retreat BUILDERS F IEHQUB ! l WEST SPR1N1:rf1ELD, M.-xsstxcm FTTS SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 51763 I 1 - - George O. MCQEIYIIII, Cpt. D. I .O'N'I O . D. ' 7 ' ' MI Pt Mltchell s Fllllllg Statlon I 1 1 I ' IVl1'l1Iyn11 N U Nell Upmmvtrists "Sc1'111'ce 1111111 LL CEOILSCICII Bookstore Building, Plume 29314 1383 MAIN STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. I 437 SPRINGEIELD STREET Establzslied IQIO I 809-I Cm1pI1me11t.S of L NATIONAL MORRIS FUR STORAGE I LIBRARY BINDERY WEST SPRINGFIELD Cleaning Repairing Restyling MASSACHLISETTS 584 STATE STREET BIBLES AND PRAYERBOUKb SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Beautifully Bound D. MURRIS GSCUNNOR, Pres. and Manager Tcl. 3f714s I 1 Covnplimevits of RICE U KELLY, INC. I M0t0I' S3168 W. F. GARR1TY GQCD FURNITURE PITTSEIELD, MASS. P A C K A R D NORTH ADAMS. MASS SKIBINSKI Electrical Appliances 6 CENTER STREET CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS Cmnpllmeiits of Bonnie IVI. Snlin Icwelcr - Qptician 11773 LGTS GF GOUD LUCK to the SENIORS from the CLASS OF 1952 51783 PIIDIEIEHIY CUAL ANI! 0lL CUDIPANY Emerald Street Chieopee, Rlassaehusetts Compliments Of W. IZ. DIQINGLE 8: SUN 51793 Diamonds, Waiches, Silverware, Giffs GIVE JEWELRY . . . fhe Lasfing GIH Wafches from 524.75 GERALD F. MORAN Jewelers and Optician I i I Compliments of SPRINGFIELD FIRE and MARINE i INSURANCE CO. I Q S' STATE STREET 38 Vernon St. 3-4185 Springfield SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Divided Payments at no additional cost i I l . Compliments of Comp lmemg of I Frcink C. Tyluncis 159 BROADWAY CHICOPEE, MASS. Tclcphf mc IS 16 EIIHMRIIPQIIEBIBIIIQN I MVACIIFEIIUIESIIRQS MD, I WEST STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. 18111 Compliments Of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Casey and Family Great Barrington, Mass. "JA CK ,S RES TA URANT 9' 51813 LEO I. SIMARD JEW6!6l' 54 Suffolk Street Holyoke, Mass I we EE , ,i ',,fU- vb E f fe? , -f nfl' M 1 A17 ,V , Adj. . I V J- Qovvppliment J, . i. .,, 127,117 SULLlVAN'S REAL ESTATE 92 MAIN STREET NORTH ADAMS, MASS. 51333 I . I Complmtents of 1' ' . S0 In S Market' IHC Springfield Civil Service UO WEST STREET and Commercial School Tclcphr me 184 I 6 Complzments of E QS E. A. SULLIVAN co. l Q7f0Wf 334 MAIN STREET I :SS Brulgc Struct WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS SPRINGFIELD MASS DIAMONDS Vw'ATCI'IES Incorporated T R U E B IQ 0 T H E R S ConIplIment5 of jewelers Embhshcd 13,8 Vogue Beauty Salon 1590 Main Street CHICOPEE Fine quality e large variety e fair prices JEWELRX' SILVERNVARE F J N E Y SCHERMERHORN FISH CO. I O IIIcorpLIr.Itcd I Afmfflf Ommm' SPRINGFIELD HoLYoIQE 333 DXVIGHT STREET Largest Smfood Dealers 171 SPRINGFIELD. MASS, Vfestern Nft1SStIclIIIse1:t 51833 M 1 v k XM v C0iiW!jlll6Uf5 gf II fb 1 ' ' 5 wi K, , if , 5 P Qty X ' y' f-I N . N fiend' IN-L JOHN A. FITZGERALD ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 43 Oxford S'l'ree1' Springfield, Mass "df lfys worffz prlizfizzq af QU, ifys worffz prllzfilzg riqfzin The Pond.-Elqoelg Co CPr1nters V STATE AND ANDREW STREETS Telephone 4-2187 51853 H T. I. CGNWAY CGMPANY Piumbing and Heufing c o N T R A cz T o R s 77 Winfer S+., Springfield, Mass. Phone 2-5I3l Cmnplmlents of W , , D. C. Sweeney 84 Sons Hlll s Pharmacy W fL'dLIUd"f5"5 fm' :zu XVl.5fEh11lgfkJll Strcct Y LOVELL AND COVEL CHOCOLATES SPRINGFIELD. MASSACHUSETTS KEIVIPS NUTS MAX Fexr:TnR, CHTY. Evfixlxu IN IMRIS :md many wthcr wcllfkxwwn Tmnlctrms n Qualify Furnifure 250 EXCh21HflC Street for Your Enfire Home Chicopee, Mzzss. X ,ML ow 1f" no 9 QS-SK no v-'U 1658 Main St. iprin 'field Mas. flfibl f BELMONT LAUNDRY 12,27 BELMONT AVENUE Compliments o 4 L. W. Callahan Painting Contractor S WESTECRD CIRCLE SPRINCTIELTI, MASS. Telephone gfgufmz SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS T T T I B. E. CROWLEY Comphments of Incorporated Dealers in CALUIHAN IIIIIUS. I Plumbing and WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS I Heahng SUPPl'e5 32 EMERY STREET I I SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 24'I'IOUR SERVICE CUIIRTEUUS DRIVERS W Dusty's Taxi Service i Springfield Packard Cab Service 6-7737 or 2-6100 Compliments of W. T. LYNCH I All New Packard Clipper Cabs at Your Service 137 BRIDGE STREET SPRINCEIELD, MASS. Pure Candies Right Prices l' . I ' COmP"'1m of I Sharp's Confectlonery I Is Guaranteed Sanford Hardware Co. I 424 SPRINGFIELD STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS If These Goods Arc Not S1liISlAZlCi0l'I' Return Them to IX Our Ice Cream Is the Cremn of Crczun XVHOLFSALIZ RICTAII, Sharp's Home Made Ice Cream For YVeddingS, Socials, Showers, etc. T 342 Front Street Tel. 1058 Chicopee, Mass. T TISTT 1,4 I QR -K-2 - A ,J V' . "I c 3. T. P. SAMPSON CO. mem! Ylzreatorf Thomas XV. P. Sampson, President Neylon J. Sampson, Director 730 STATE STREET 5oo BELMONT AVENUE 71o LIBERTY STREET 51883 DANIEL 0'CONNELL'S SUNS, INC H0LY0KE, RIASSACIIYSETTS General Contractors Established IB79 iw: I L... eamplimeah of IBACHMAN UXIE IQ I DEE WUIQSTED CUMDANY I I CHICO CLUB Beverages Golden and Pale Dry GINGER ALE CHICOPEE SODA CO CI-IICOPEE, MASS. Telephone 605 NEW ENGLAND CHURCH SUPPLY RELIGICUS ARTICLES PRAYERBOCKS SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS Complmzents of R. C. FITZ SL CC. STETSUIVS MEN WOMEN P RIN T E R SPRINGFIELD, MASS. "More by the Pair - Less by the Tear" Telephones 1-3693 -4f6671 T F 4 347 XVORTHINGTON STREET FIOTISI SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHL ETT I 136 STATE STREET SPR1Nu1f1ELTm. Mus. 51913 Compliments of VERDEQRQ PLAYERS I I College of Cut Lady of the Elms CI-IICOPEE MASSACHUSETTS I I 51923 - ...J ----.5 -' ? 42,10-4t1-4'f""' , Best Wishes to the Class of 1949 s t o-nl.. J-.a..,.,u 1-.C .ue f9-,K 6. ibw 'FH-1A-sffvza-,4,JZ.,,f..4,9,,,,lI4,, . CLAY WILSON "-ffm' fam CAHILLUN STlIDlUZz"'4"'e"' M-Ze s sta fu-aj' p-,y W. I '77 MJ... . Photographer for the Class of 1949 I 1 Real Estate and Springfield's Leading Restaurant 1741174 Vxforthingtun Street C HIC UI EE FALLS MASSACHLTSE ITS SPRINLQFIELD MASSACHLISETTS E Complzments of , SITTAR D ' S SERVICE STATION NEWBLTRY ST. CHICOPEE, MASS. E LET Us ICTURE-5 YOUR PRODUCT ww . 14. Ziff K4 l fx Q wh, . - J' I v 'Q L Y'. 3, natty! 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