Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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T Jt ' lH 19 5 1 STAFF Editor-in-Chief Jeanne M. O ' Shea H us i n oss Man ager Dorothy M. Prendergast Art Editor Mary V. Scaffidi Associate Literary Editors Barbara J. Garde Ruth V. Flealy Joan M. Shea Mary T. Walsh Joan M. Williston pAeA.e+Ue.d by the. Sesuosi GlaAA College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee, Massachusetts liiir mmm m ! l 1 Hearts that were frightened, lonely, timid and then, after a while, at peace Hands that were unskilled, clumsy, blundering and then, gradually, steadied Hearts that went on from their peace and became warm with the fire of friendship and love Hearts that will retain that glow throughout a lifetime and into eternity Hands that went on from their steadiness and became paradoxically hardened by work and softened to the touch of understanding Hands that will remain gentle yet quick to grasp the task that needs the doing Hearts and Hands encompassing within their scope all that has been and shall be the life of the Class of Fifty-one, even as our Elmata incloses our golden days, our bright green hopes 4 Q. ' onJtsniA, ofi. disuvdA and dkmdA. Opening Campus Faculty and Instruction Parents Senior Album . . . . Classes Juniors . . . . Sophomores . Freshmen Special Students Activities Initiation . . . . Cap and Gown - Concerts . Lectures . . . . Retreat . Organizations Athletics . . Publications Delta Epsilon Sigma Alumnae Commencement . Acknowledgments Directories Class of ' 51 Class of ' 52 Class of ' 53 Class of ' 54 Special Students 1 8 26 43 44 120 122 126 130 135 136 133 140 142 143 145 146 164 168 172 173 174 187 119 125 129 134 135 (DsidiacriwvL Inspiration is a beautiful power, and it has touched our lives. It has come from little things, like a voice that rings true, eyes that are kind and the picture of a Bishop in prayer. We found ourselves listening, thinking, and - what is more — remembering. That is why, when we sought the words to phrase the theme of our collegiate years, of our future lives, and therefore of our Elmata, we found the answer in our memory of your first greeting. You asked that we give with our hearts and our hands of the best that is within us. This, the 1951 Elmata, holds the contents of our hearts and hands and we lay it all lovingly before you, grateful f or the inspiration you have given the Class of 51 . 6 His Excellency THE MOST REVEREND CHRISTOPHER J. WELDON, D.D. Bishop of Springfield President 7 CAMPUS COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS May 24, 1951 Dear CAMPUSLAND of O.L.E., Ever deeper grows the ache in our hearts as the days slip by and we cross thresholds, open doors, follow walks that we know we must leave. In sunrise behind the grotto, in sunset col- oring study halls when classes were done, in moonlight on the courtyard after a prom, we found something beautiful - and a little sacred. All we asked for, we have found: courage in lasting marble ; strength, in Gothic arches ; reassur- ance, in the rough chapel wood beneath our tense hands. We have come to love every brick and blade of grass, and the background of content in the midst of which we have lived, has become a lasting part of the eJiea it ' L and cMand ' i af ' 51 9 “ J ml all the beauty Is in thy heart ami of the place on thy face.” 10 v 1 A gj 0 bl vJw y 1 ndj r Br i. | Ml JU’i wli dnS r ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ' Through icli oh (rod’s i itid iii ) l i ltd conducts II is favored children’s f eet ’ (III l ll ( “There ciniic into 1111 hi ven y great, a power of hand and soul, had pone into this work. " 11 I ' J.i ' crcfl ' nif) beauty spoke to one lieaifs of tore, and of ylory. FOYER 12 DEAN ' S OFFICE ‘ ‘ Quirt like, nil finin ' inn , Throin h these open doors 13 MEZZANINE CLASSROOM " Thai in iitii hf Irani rach nobler ai l I lial .shows a lassaijr to I hr heart 14 • . VERITAS AUDITORIUM hr sure co-ordination of the heart and hand 15 LIBRARY ARCH “A rls ore thine I hoi soothe the lilH uiet him it. 16 jk 1 M [ r - m y M •r W 1 V V L 1 Qfl s| u 1 ' Jj 1 P , 1 . 1 ■ 4 . kr 4 1 ; j I Hflcr I hr a c tj is of II is ( ’li inch , h ' aniiiifi mnl lln mis flourish. ” LIBRARY WINDOW A lira sure In fill in 1 trail inn hands to ori ' rfloir LIBRARY READING ROOM r BIOLOGY LABORATORY Willi life ami mil lire ■ ■ ■ ice i i oiinizr ( in mien r in Ihe brill III fl of Ih e lnilll. SCIENCE LECTURE HALL PHYSICS LABORATORY 18 ORGANIC LABORATORY 19 o lf:ary hall ST THOMAS HALL ‘ in cat ' ll tnnl all, the ha ml nj fellowship ’ BEAVEN HALL 20 1 MAIN ENTRANCE “7 then’ 1 . s ' a peace to be found in the world, A heart that is trnnihle init ht find it tiere.” DINING HALL MAIL OFFICE Eager hands — open heart to heart laths The resort of tare, of jog, ol peace . . . when 1 friends mingle ” LOUNGE 22 Itiitoiriiiijii 23 The voice of God in llo deep places of I he human heart ” “ Mali one hearts I ih( I o TIi me. ‘ ‘ To thee, with plateful hearts ” T “The blessed and hemitifnl daps, When oar hearts and oar voices arc ( loicint noth lore and with praise FACULTY and INSTRUCTION COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELM9 CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS May 24, 1951 Dear MEMBERS of OUR FACULTY, Semester in, semester out, we have been lis- tening, watching and puzzling from those six dozen student chairs. Now, having answered " present " for the last time, we can look more objectively at what we have gained. In the midst of discussions, lectures, and even labs, we have been hearing between phrases, read- ing between lines. While we were making our own the prose of factual knowledge, the poetry of faith and hope and love became familiar music to us. We are taking all this with us, trusting that you will give as much to those who follow us and leaving you our respect, admiration and, if we may, the friendship of the a+u£ cMa+tdli o J ' 51 11 family Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon D. D. I resident Reverend John R. Rooney, S.T.B., Ph.D. V ice-P resident Sister Rose William, B.A., M.A. Dean Reverend Thomas B Fierce, B A , J.C B , S T I. Religion Reverend Joseph A. Burke, B.A , S T B., S.T L. Religion 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. K ngl ish Sister Mary Cornelius, B.A , M.A , Ph.D. French. Italian. Spanish Sister Teresa Marie, B.A , M A. Mathematics. Pli ysics Sister Mary Antonella, B.A , M.A II istory Sister Lawrence Marie, B.Mus. Music Sister Helen Clare, B.A , M.A French. Spanish Sister Mary Chrysostom, B.A , M.A Education Sister James Mary, B.A German. Journal is m Sister Mary Eugene, B A , M.A. English, Latin Sister Margaret James, B.S. Iliology Sister Anna Cecilia, B.A , M.A Latin. Mathematics Sister John Martha, B.A , M.A. History. Sociology Sister Maria Maurice, B.S. Chemistry, Physics Sister Rose Dolores, B.A. E ngl ish. Spanish Sister Teresa Daniel, B A , B.S. in L S. Librarian. Child Literal are Sister Florence Joseph, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian James L Shea, B.A , M.A , Ph.L. Chemistry Mary D. Murphy, B.S. Iliology. Chemistry Charles R Gadaire, B.S., M.S., Ph.D Iliology Robert I O ' Herron, B.S., M A. Chemistry Mrs. Guerdline K. Curran, B.S. in Phys. Ed. Ph steal Education 28 REV. JOHN R. ROONEY, Ph.D. Vice-President Our Vice-President has been missed by a grateful O.L.E. and for him we pray, with the Church, " Let Thy Priest, O Lord, be clothed with justice and Thy Saints rejoice. " Mass of the Holy Ghost- September 20 1950 OjuJl (Rsw hfmd (pAMidsmt Wc have a great deal by which to remember our President, Bishop Weldon. It a ' l began on the first day of school when he celebrated holy Mass in Our Lady ' s chapel. Later in the morning, when we had assembled in Veritas auditorium, he greeted us with words of encouragement and blessing. From that day on we have been sure that he is not only our President and leader, but also our friend. " Sursum corda. " " Habemus ad Dominum. " diiondA, falhqsL Junctions There is an ancient tradition about which no one had to remind his Excellency. In the annals of Catholic education, such an occasion is often followed by a slight altera- tion in the makeup of the school calendar. Unanimously we gathered in the rotunda and, raising our voices in song, we tried to show him our appreciation for his coming. We listened anxiously to the buildup and discovered that we had a holiday for the deepfreeze Delighted as we were, we knew that even if it had been a refusal, we would have smiled assent and been pleased with his decision, because it was his. 31 We remember well the day excited whispers ran through the corridors and study halls, " Bishop Weldon is here. He ' s showing his college to a friend " It was rumored that he commented on the eternal quiet of the library and inquired about Home Economics. It was good just to have him on campus, as it always is. The Freshmen have never forgotten their introduction to our President. We seasoned upperclassmen had not at- tempted to preview the occasion for them — we felt it would be one of those things better known than described. Their en- thusiasm verified our wisdom. " Veni, veni Emmanuel . . On a Sunday night, just before the vacation, the Glee Club Christmas concert received a prized honor. The music rose a little higher in those who were singing and sounded a little brighter to those who were listening because our Reve rend President cared enough to be here, in Veritas, once more. Two nights later he returned and added undeniably to the natural gaiety of our Christmas party. Our best was offered and graciously received. No one worried about back stage mishaps because he is not merely a visitor, but a part of O.L.E. Gracing our Christmas Party Blessing our friends 1 REV. THOMAS B. PIERCE, S.T.L. Chaplain — Religion He of the magazine subscriptions and the smiling admonition, " Beware the anger of a patient man! " has in- deed been patient as he attempted to put some order into the filing cabinets of our minds. Friend of Elmite interests, ideal radio announcer, critic of the arts, untiring champion and worker for Liturgy — we will always remember the beloved chaplain of these past four years. Ou l ( 7 kctpLainA REV. JOSEPH A BURKE, S.T.L. Chaplain Religion Proud possessor of a brand new Elms cap, the mgderator of Our Lady ' s So- dality brought us something very fine when he arrived in September. A borrowed maroon conveyance, jovial entertainment at Elms banquets, the serious message with a prelude of lightness and an echo of poetry — these are reminders of a loving follower of the Lady Dressed in Blue. 33 REV. ROBERT H. STAFFORD, LTD. Philosoph y Psychology, theology and much of Thomism have been gleaned from the efforts of this brilliant philosopher Armed with intricate schema, illustrating via the railroad, our Cathedral representative has defeated every aspiring Kantist. His are clever comparisons, a sheaf of anti-recitation ballads and it is our certitude that such a happy disposition and dauntless coura ge in facing great odds deserve much glory. (philoADpkif ami (RsdiqiotL " You can ' t get anywhere until you practice God ' s truths. ... Be a fool in the eyes of the world — live interiorly as you do exteriorly — be a man of not one but many virtues, who is fighting and writing for what he believes. " Although we can no longer have Monsignor George A Shea with us in our philosophy classes, we always look forward to seeing him at Elms events. JhjwloqlanA. amt fihilcAjopIwiA. JAMES L SHEA, M.A. Chemistry The gentleman with the friendly smile, en- joyable baritone voice and affinity for photog- raphy, is the veteran chemist of our science department. He is respected for many abilities as well as a logical mind and exceeding pa- tience. The Elms has often profited by his prized " blue beetle " his generosity, and all at O L E. join in wishing him a wealth of hap- piness. S UWJUL CHARLES R. GADAIRE, Ph D. Biology Sincere friend, the admiration of wondering students, this lover of botany needs seldom exclaim, " Sorry, I lost my head! " His charac- teristic mannerisms and magnificent wit have given him a captivating personality, his classes are a liberal education; his subject matter, per- sonal and pertinent. Loyal supporter of every Elmite activity, the Doctor with his wealth of knowledge has contributed much in many ways. 36 E Clark, C Gadaire, J. Pepin General Physiology is a requisite course lor senior premedicals, and biology majors. Study is made of all the organ systems of the vertebrates, especially man. The ex periment demonstrates the phases of the cardiac cy- cle and the reaction of the heart to stimulus. (pkqAwlaqq. and komiAJjiq. Micro-organic Chemis- try is open to seniors as an introduction to further study in research chem- istry. The experiment under way is the preparation of the Grignard regent. A. Lynch, J. Shea 37 J. Sullivan, M. Murphy The course in General Biology is offered to freshmen, liberal arts and science stu- dents, It deals with the fundamental bio- logical principles as they relate to the ani- mal kingdom with sufficient emphasis on the structure and physiology of chordates for an appreciation of the human organization. Miss Murphy follows lecture on the anat- omy of the frog with individual attention in the laboratory. (BwIdCJJ aiuL (phlfALCA, The General Physics course dealing with the fundamental principles of mechanics, heat, wave motion, sound, light, mag- netism and electricity is a third year requisite for all premedical students and chemistry majors. Juniors, in mid second semester, are performing the experiment of elec trolysis. 38 S. Decoteau, C. Burke MARY D. MURPHY, B.S. Hiology, Chemistry How many freshmen have welcomed the friendliness of the biology teacher who has a ready ear for troubles — scientific and other- wise. She has laughed with her classes about the " mumbles " of Chem. I and the biologists heard a great deal about " osmotion " . We are all familiar with the click of heels in marble corridors and the spontaneous " Hi there! " gra ciously answered. SjrisWJUL (pAtifalAAlflA. ROBERT I. O ' HERRON, M.A. Chemistry He delights in the student ' s dismay, phys- ical chemistry, — our practical industrial chemist. It is his sense of humor that iden- tifies the roar of jet engines as " the Chicopee bus " . An authority on racial discrimination and a Who ' s Who in the Springfield School System, his common sense and knowledge make him an asset to any chemistry depart- ment. 39 Mr. Robert Faye, Guidance Di rector of the Chicopee schools and his assistant, Mary Fitzgerald (OLE. ' 45) demonstrated the stereoscope and the tachistoscope and explained the audiometer as well as other machines and in- struments to the Education IV Class. R Faye, M Shea, T. Corley, M. Fitzgerald, J. Fitzpatrick £jdujcajth)fL I ■ m auf? ' K X SfSi imm mm : . mm Smm H m BB • , mm m n IS SSI ' pi m+x HI hf 1 Mr. John L. Fitzpatrick, Superintendent of Schools in Chicopee, lectured to a group of seniors about the method and purpose of remedial reading in his school system. 40 GUERDLINE K CURRAN, B.S. in Phys. Ed Physical Education Physical education, prescribed for one year and supplemented other years by the Athletic Association, proved enjoyable to the freshmen this year. Genuine pleasure resulted from musical renditions and gymnastics with a zest. Professional, practical answers were given to athletic queries and competition was stimu- lated by several sports. Our thanks for the most carefree Elmite moments! (phyAiaxL fcduccdiDiv Calisthenics, are an integral part of the physical training pro- gram, improve alert- ness and posture and increase physical strength and endur - ance. " Kg 41 ■l “ From grateful hearts tee sing Of all the things you do; ) ou guide and understand, ) ou giee a helping hand - And though in- often fuss, II ■ think you re grand. It was a class sing, and suddenly we discovered that we had put into song a very large part of all you have stood for with the Class of ' 51. As we watched your faces, the pleasure that we saw there seemed a first installment on the recompense we want you to have for many things. You have given so far beyond the reach of our hopes and so completely in accord with our needs, that we can never separate the memory of you from the living and the success of our College years. We, the Class of Song, watching you there in the first rows of Veritas or the last rows of the balcony, felt a pride in you that we hope is akin to that you have in us - a pride we intend to justify continually in the years to come. On the week of October 15th, the anniversary of the foundation of the Congregation, stu- dents and faculty commemorated the tercentennial of the Sisters of St Joseph. We who have found on campus the same faith that carried a group from Le Puy through the darkest days of the French Revolution; we who have seen exemplified the same spirit of charity that was responsible for the creation of this Order three hundred years ago, expressed our wish that the humility of the foster father of the Son of God might animate his daughters until the end of time. 42 (paJmdu L We have for you, our Mothers and Fathers, a dual kind of love. It is the love of a child who finds warmth and security and understanding in the two people of all the earth who can always be depended upon. Then again, it is something even greater. When you brought us to this campus and promised that here we would find knowledge and wisdom, to this child ' s love was added that of a woman. It is born of the fuller appreci- ation to which that wisdom and knowledge have brought us. It grew from your willingness, your eagerness to make these years perfection. It increased with our realization of the uncounted cost it has meant for you. Then there was your implied trust; your interest in our events, our friends, our treasures; and your pride in the little we have accomplished along the way. It reached its peak, this greater love, when you so shared in our happiness that you said, without our prompting, " We’re so thankful that we sent you to the Elms!” Because we, your daughters in Cap and Gown, hold this caring so deep in our grateful hearts that it cannot be half revealed, we can only rely on you to know that it is there and hope that we may in our lives, in some small way, repay your faith in us. 43 4 CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS May 24, 1951 Dear GRADUATES, Of all the golden hopes we brought to O.L.E., that brightest one of finding true, lasting friends has been beautifully realized. As the world goes, it is a little remarkable that we can say in perfect sincerity that in each mem- ber of ' 51, because of gaiety or ability or sterling goodness, we have met someone whose knowing has en- riched us. Playing ping pong, laughing in the caf, shar- ing our beloved music, we have acquired that mutual knowledge, the forerunner of love. We can count on be- ing in one another ' s thoughts and hearts even when time and circumstances keep us apart. So we can entrust the joys and tears of the years to come to the +ujl cM-cl+uJLl of r 5f 45 Mary T. Walsh Mary A. Shea Q laAA, O JLCSAA. 1947 - 1948 President, Margaret M. Bowen Vice-President, Beverly A. Roy Secretary, Helene T. Brady Treasurer, Marguerite T. Murphy 1948 - 1949 President, Mary T. Walsh Vice-President, Joan M. Williston Secretary, Mary A. Shea Treasurer, Dorothy M. Prendergast 1949 - 1950 President, Joann S. Akey Vice-President, Ann E. Larkin Secretary, Joan M. McCarthy Treasurer, Ruth V. Healy 1950 - 1951 President, Mary T. Walsh Vice-President, Mary A. Shea Secretary, Mary A. Bresnahan Treasurer, Ruth V. Healy Ruth V. Healy JOANN SHIRLEY AKEY Greenfield “Great thou f hts, r 1 eat feetinrjs Like instincts, n na ira res.’ ’ A KE . . . and " that name is not Joan Ackey” . . . quiet chuckle and warm smile . . . attractiveness born of charm and grace . . . level-headed always . . . agile co-captain of the quintet . . . closet cleanups and heart to heart talks with roommate, Walshie . . . red roses and jump rope, faded and gone . . . " like blue, Joann?” . . . emphatically, " I love cats and dogs” . . . painstaking chemist . . . student and leader . . . temperament like those still, deep waters . . . character whose sterling qualities tarnish not SODALITY; CLASS PRESIDENT 3. ACS 3, 4, ATHLETIC CLUB I .’ IS). 3 (VP). 1 (P), NFCCS, VARSITY. VER- DEORO I 47 ELLEN D. BAKER Springfield 77 t racr is i onth and pan fie sport. " E LLEN . . . short, smart coiffure . . . laughter, that adds a special charm . . . serious science student . . . talented hand utilized for programs and such . . . understanding teacher . . . perpetual bridge player . . . clever seamstress and knitter . . . summer sunburns for fall wear . . . duets with Barb and trips to H.C. . . . main compiler of serial song numbers . . . unusual, individualistic fashions . . . sympathetic and responsive . . . clever repartee . . . keen sense of humor . . . friend and congenial companion . . . eyes on the stars SODALITY ACS d. i 4 NFCCS SCIENCE CLUB 1, VERDEORO 1, d. 3, 4 48 PHYLLIS MARY BEAUDIN Spencer ‘‘ And all that s hast oj dart and brii ht inert in her aspect and her ci c.s. " P HYL . . . warm eyes that speak . . . curly black hair cut by Fotis . . . seam- stress extraordinaire . . . millinery, too . . . promtime, orchid time . . . " My three gray walls " — what tales they could t ell! ... " I must wash my adorable face " . . . aspiring social worker . . . good times in the basket dress . . . one of the froggy originators . . . dramatically " I stooged! " . . . stable, unruffled tem- perament . . . ever-willing helper . . . balanced friendliness and dependability for the road ahead SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2,3,4, CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2 GLEE CLUB I, 2, IRC 3, 4, MARTIN DE PORRES 4 N FCCS, PAX 4 SENIOR BALL CHAIRMAN VERDEORO 1 49 THERESE GEORGETTE BOURDEAU Springfield “ Tiling her bonnet under her chin She tied her rnren ringlets in ' T HERESE . . . petite mademoiselle . . . Dresden doll with the long curls and three inch heels . . . fascinating accent . . . more than academic affiliation with Western Mass. School of Pharmacy . . . pedagogical beliefs, earnestly de- fended . . . consolation prize a little blue car . . . regular Hull boarder with special " sauce for the ham " . . . deft and dainty modiste . . . ball of fire in the chem lab . . . co-operative and ever ready . . . animation and qaiety ... a future of life and spirit SODALITY ACS 2. 3, 4. NFCCS; SCIENCE CLUB 1; VERDEORO I 50 MARGARET M. C. BOWEN Worcester “ A ntpds listen when she speaks — She ' s ox r del i pli t , all mankind ' s wander. " X ’AGGIE . . . eyes of depth . . . burnished red hair . . . captivating laugh . . . " Santa Lucia " , set to a delightful short story . . . Mother of Sorrows in the " Upper Room " . . . bed at ten . . . little naps, earlier . . . faithful companion, Mary Alice of the rosebud p. j. ' s . . . taped purple stone ring . . . classes prepared always, and well . . . poise, conviction and character . . . perfectionist . . . gracious and sincere . . . soft admirable gualities and stature of a gueen SODALITY. ADVISORY BOARD 3; CLASS PRESIDENT 1 ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4 CERCLE FRANCA IS 1. 2. 3. 4; DELTA TPSILON SIGMA, FLMSCRIPT 1, GLEE CLUB 2. MIR DFBATING SOCIFTY 1, ’ NFCCS, VERDFORO 1. 2. 3. 4 51 HELENE T. BRADY West Springfield ' ‘.I ml more Ilian icisdnin, umir llum ircallli . I men 7 lira 1 1 I lull laitt hs il care TTELENE . . . companion to gaiety and lightheartedness, stranger to frowns . . . inimitable walk . . . exuberant laugh . . . Glee Club ' s little harmonizer . . . quiet but energetic in word and work . . . gracious hostess of an unforgettable birthday party . . . well-informed on Alaska and marine life . . . ready and sym- pathetic listener . . . the right answer, scholastic or off the records . . . calm, unruffled temperament . . . keenly alive to the comical in a situation . . . friend and senorita of our hearts SODALITY ADVISORY BOARD 4 CLASS SECRETARY 1 CORTE CASTELLANA 1 ,? (S). 3 (VP) 4 (P), GLEE CLUR 1 . .3.4 N F CCS 52 MARY A. BRESNAH AN Holyoke “ . . . that soft rustling of invisible wings IT I nch Angels make, on works of love descending " KX’ARY . . . little, lovely lady . . . " Little me” . . . neat and sweet . . . English, her predilection next to her second graders . . . lunch at the cat ' s corner table . . . " Mary! my hat hasn ' t come yet!” . . . cricks in the neck from dancing . . . fun at St. A. ' s . . . balancing-wheel in a turbulent study hall . . . " Anything I can do? " . . . assiduous student . . . thoughtful friend . . . chuckling sense of humor ... at peace with Mary B. and the world SODALITY, ADVISORY BOARD 4, CLASS SECRETARY 4, MARTIN DE PORRES 4, NFCCS 53 MARILYN L. BURNS Pittsfield “A icrll -I t in ‘d silence hath more eloquence I huu speech A’ M ARILYN . . . quiet manner . . . interesting chuckle . . . slight of figure . . . antipathy for oft-imposed task of collecting . . . cube, the pink of neatness . . . powerful little guard . . . with Mo and Ei, looking back over the Elms from Watch Hill . . . master mechanic for dorm . . . taking Mother Goose to heart . . . pleasant from very moment of waking . . . helpful in emergencies . . . steady worker . . . full of fun . . . appealing sweetness . . . quiet, sincere, friendly . . . peaceful sail- ing on life ' s seas SODALITY, ATHLETIC CLUB 1 , 2. 3. 4, CORTE CASTELLANA 1 . 2, 3, 4; NFCCS. VERDEORO 1, 2 54 i v i WkmtKi HELEN MARIE CA PORALE Springfield “A lovely bciiifi sea reel} moulded, A rose with sweetest leaves yet folded C APPIE . . . alias Larson, senior ski champ . . . blonde, blue eyes, heart- warming smile . . . guiet voice with a depth of meaning . . . friend of the missions . . . the artistic touch . . . capable director of hilarious " Ladies of the Mop” . . . " How awr ya, Nancy?” . . . long letters, red roses . . . " My uncle Mike” . . . bewitched maroon dress . . . inexhaustible patience . . . " The saint ' s way is hardest” ... on road to happiness with eyes on the heights SODALITY. CORTE CASTELLANA 1 2. GLEE CLUB 2. 3, 4, NFCCS. VERDEORO 1, 3. 4 55 ELIZABETH LOUISE CLARK Pittsfield ' ' l imn as hen rr ii m l lair mill i nit u Thine ei es like liein shirs sliiuini . ' ’ B ETTY . . . intense, dramatic, spontaneous . . . speaking eyes . . . gratefully remembered for a white birch bridge . . . pianist extraordinaire . . . clever improvisations . . . motorcycle trip with chem notes . . . Samuel of the Passion Play . . . co-partner of Betty Betty, Inc. . . . lively descriptions . . . charter mem- ber of the third finger, left hand club . . . " My hair ' s on fire! " one of many lab scares . . . pet kitten of junior year . . . shoulder for everyone ' s worries . . . vivid, pleasing personality . . . assured success and happiness ■oOL!ALIT ATI ILLTIC CLUU I , GLIXCLIIBU HICCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1 3 (VP). 4 IT). VLRDtORO I 3. I 56 RUTH MARGARET CONLIN Glens Falls, N. Y. “ Thcil who d tea in hi da arc co n iz i at of wan thhn s esca )in those icho dream oat l nii hf. " R UTHIE . . . shining, cherubic face . . . lighted eyes, childlike smile . . . lilting walk of the lady debonair . . . expert ' ' froggy ' ' talker . . . Verdeoro ' s match- less tragedienne . . . admirer of Poe . . . enchanted by good music and dancing . . . intent upon advertising . . . plugging for the Radio Workshop . . . " What was that? ' ' . . . deep in thought and reveries . . . " meet you tonight in dreamland” . . . awake and vivacious, at pleasure . . . sense of humor SODALITY, A CAPPELLA 3 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1, CERCLE FRANCA IS 1 ELMSCRIPT 2. 3. GLEE CLUB 1. 2, 3 4 MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1, NFCCS. TOURMALINE 2, 3, VERDEORO 1 , 2, 3. (VP), 4 (P) 57 TERESA A. CORLEY Holyoke ‘ ' Had to thee, blithe spirit; i ' Cach me half the r ladness That fh h rain must knoii:. ' ’ T ERRY . . . bright hair, and the accompanying vivacity ... U. of M. ' s staunch supporter . . . " Well, he says " . . . conscientious godmother, often en route to Pittsfield . . . renowned rendition of " Black Hawk " , complete with artistic gestures . . . " Temptation " , on reguest . . . extensive knowledge of Irish history . . . strong convictions . . . sunny spirit . . . helpful, witty lass with her own knitting society . . . special table in the caf ... no obstacle too great . . . truly courageous . . . capable of waiting " Till the clouds roll by” SODALITV CORTE CASH LL.ANA V GLt I CLUB V 1 IRC .1. , JUNIOR PROM CHAIRMAN, MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1 . 4. N E CCS 58 CATHLEEN HELEN CRONIN Bradford ‘‘She has the si vo n (je sweet peace of violets that stand in slender rases in the dnsh.” C ATHY . . . poise and perfect carriage . . . rich dramatic voice . . . con- tagious laughter . . Trailways home, to Dad and the Kid . . Ike and Mike . . twin nephew and niece coming in junior year . . . unforgettable Chinese wishing well . . . " Have you met Harvey? " . . . two rubbers on one foot . . . thorough student . . . " up to here in assignments " . . . prospective language teacher . . . perseverance and courage ... " A sad movie, and me without a kleenex " . . . Cathy, possessing every gift future success could prescribe SODALITY. CERCLE FRANCAIS 3, 4 (VP) GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4, NFCCS; VERDEORO 2 59 ROSEMARY ELIZABETH DANIELS Pittsfield “ A t ! eetions are as thoughts to her — the measure of her hoars. " R OSEMARY . . . vibrant, enchanting . . . special knack for wearing clothes . . . notorious diplomat in affairs of the heart . . . variety of college weekends . . . " St. Jude don ' t know what I ' d do without him " . . . special deliveries . . . noth- ing less than Woodhue . . . born under a lucky star . . . undoubted share in N. E. Tel. $i Tel. . . . local color at her table . . . good nature, that passes over teasing . . . initiative and individuality keys for the door of life SODALITY ATHLETIC CLUB 3. ELMSCRIPT 1 NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 3, 4, VERDEORO 1, 3, 4 60 LUCILLE AMELIA DesROCHERS Chicopee Falls S III ih ' x , I ha I irilh hi i ) 1 1 n ii ( 1 1 llirw nil ' ll roiui ' l nil mill ■ inlli’ss i i . " T U . . . with array of unusual framed glasses . . . " my name is LUCILLE ' ' . . . ■ - infinity of scarves, scatter pins, earrings . . . one of the two in 2, room with atmosphere of relaxation and comfort . . . inexhaustible supply of magazines . . . obliging hostess for A.C.S. receptions . . . " off to night school " at 4:30 . . . temperamental " PIERCED Arrow " . . . daily trek home for Junior ' s lunch . . . willing response to laughter- and to work . . . realist with ideals . . . future of real living SODALITY, ACS 2 , 3, 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 3. 4 NFCCS, SCIENCE CLUB 4 VERDFORO 1 61 EILEEN F. DOHERTY Springfield “Sin 1 is m rev sail hu I irhen six ' sleeps, mid not even sail I hen. E l . . . lively and sweet . . . unusually happy countenance . . . positive attitude toward everything . . . true to life Peg O ' My Heart ... a natural for the Young and Fair . . . shining star of Verdeoro . . . proudest possession — Glee Club mem- bership . . . famed story teller . . . beloved playground leader . . . member of the " Chicago quintet " ... an eye for fashion . . . expert seamstress at our service . . . unafraid, straightforward . . . ready to help . . . hard, willing worker . . . bright sparkling colleen . . . fine earnestness combined with gaiety SOr A I I TV CORTF CASTFI 1 ANA 1 OLFF CLUB 6, A, IRC A NTCCS VFRDFORO 1 ’ fS). 3. A 62 It BERNICE FRANCES DONNELLY Pittsfield “Harmonious Hi ou h I s , a soul hi h ulh refined, Entire affection for all human-kind B ERN . . . appearing so serious . . . laughing so heartily . . . end of the line privilege for tall stature . . . modeling a tailored wardrobe . . . devotee of dancing . . . fan mail following on practice teaching ... 11 o ' clock pep . . . home contacts with test engineers . . . visits to the annex triplet at Newport . . . Hal- lowe ' en masquerader, junior year . . . aunts who provide music for dorm . . . fine appreciation of literature . . . constant in friendship . . . living for each day . . . each tomorrow - - secure SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2, CORTE CASTELLAN A 1 , 2; GLEE CLUB 3, 4, NFCCS 63 MARGARET JOAN DOOLING North Adams .1 li I ' l ()h Illcss sli mi r nil Ini tier 1 II (I c II cl I ' d ‘ l 1 1 C ' . . . sc i • in I she milked. M ARG . . . delighted giggle, warm smile ... a bit starry-eyed, with a twinkle too . . . tiny chairman of a terrific Elmata . . . worried, but competent . . . easy to work for . . . momentary dismays . . . " What am I going to do, kids? " . . . favorite resorts - first floor annex, Room 16 and Father Tom ' s . . . borrowed car, pressed into service . . . pilgrimage souvenirs for everybody . . . thoroughly sweet . . . unexcelled generosity . . . very much in earnest . . . gently but firmly commanding the future SODA l I TV ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 4. C.ORTE CASTELLANA 1 3. 4. NFCCS VERDEORO 1 . 2, 3. 4 64 BEATRICE E. DUVAL Holyoke “Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the universal. ’ B EA . . . diminutive . . . smiling eyes . . . the very soul of neatness . . . wallet bursting with family photos . . . finding outlet for chemistry fervor on A.C.S. advisory board . . . study hall debater, solving world-shaking problems . . . sole surviving day student of practice teaching exodus . . . contented survivor . . . doting, with her four sisters, upon " darling nephews” . . . beautiful lilting so- prano voice — " Gypsy Lovesong” . . . gentle, softspoken member of the fair five . . . pleasant manner, mirroring a loving soul SODALITY, ACS 2, 3, 4, GLEE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1 65 BARBARA ANN EICHORN Adams “ ' ll e inert litre like a ) l rasa n I llioiiijht U’lmi such nrr minted. " " DOBBIE . . . warm and friendly . . . full of fun, though softly quiet . . . blond angel, sweet and sincere . . . smile that brightens ACS meetings . . . week- ends at U. of M., week-long dreams . . . interest in athletics, here and there . . . pictures " en masse” . . . " my little sister, Mary Jane” . . . solidly set due to that " firm foundation” . . . serious mind, laughing heart . . . diligent . . . anatomy at midnight ... all for green and gold . . . just Bobbie - for this remembered and loved SODALITY. ADVISORY BOARD 1 ACS I, 2 (VP), 3 (VP). 4 (P), ATH LETIC CLU B 1 , 4 , GLEE CLUB 2 , 3. 4. NFCCS; VERDEORO 1 66 BARBARA J. FINN Holyoke “Time short, life easy, pleasure on tin 1 winy " DARB . . . grin with the wicked glint . . . that giggle! . . . powerful, if playful, glare . . . garble talk, about the " old fray gox " . . . artist, specializing in car- toons and colored photos . . . our card shark ... so very chic — all dressed up . . . ever alert for a battle of wits . . . " Hey, Annie! " . . . sense of humor, as resilient as her rubber monkey ... a study in perpetual motion . . . warm of heart and high of spirit . . . radiating merriment and optimism SODALITY, ATHLETIC CLUB I , 2. 3. 4. CORTE CASTELLANA 3. 4 (T) ; GLEE CLUB 1,2, 3,4, NFCCS 67 ANNE M . FINNEGAN Worcester “ To know flic jofi of pi rive ; To Hi rill response to crcri Sireel of Life ” A NNE . . . shining eyes, happy laugh . . . willing dance partner . . . argyles, exchanged tor a cardigan . . . what makes the cat go? . . . easy to find after study . . . full program on free weekends . . . Finn, and " egan " . . . sleepyhead ' Wait, I ' m not awake yet " . . . calling Worcester collect . . . fount of information . . . savoir faire . . . life of the party . . . fun, joviality, sheer deviltry . . . genuine in everything, not an ounce of pretension . . . happy in the present . . . prospects, even happier SODALITY, ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2 . 3. 4, GLEE CLUB 1. 2 . 1. 4. NFCCS 68 BARBARA J. GARDE Springfield “ . . . let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me day and night. " " DUZZIE . . . bright as a new penny . . . serious one moment, laughing the next . . . directing New England O.S.P. activities . . . uproariously impersonating McNamara . . . debater, writer, organizer . . . liberal with Mom ' s spaghetti . . . motivated rendering of " Wonderful Guy” . . . vitally concerned with contem- porary affairs . . . fervent lover of the boot peninsula . . . dual property portion in study hall . . . charmingly forceful and powerfully charming . . . sure to find that " Bluebird of Happiness” SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 ELMATA ASSOCIATE EDITOR. ELMSCRIPT 1, GLEE CLUB 1, 2. 3, 4, IRC 3, 4; MARTIN DE PORRES 4. MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1.2 (S). NFCCS 1,2, 3 (JD), 4, VERDEORO I . . 1 , 3 , 4 69 MARY PATRICIA GILL Springfield ‘‘She (I ic cl Is dnii ' ii in i (lei ' ji nil in leha I soeve r si o e in s iikii shale the e aiih M ARY . . . middle name, Petunia . . . twinkling eyes, ready bounce ... re- proving grin for extremes . . . delighted smile for fun . . . " Oh no — you didn ' t! " . . . Dr. Jill, rooting for science . . . calico zoo on matching spreads . . . keeping a weather eye on Tan ... a faith in people that ' s reciprocated . . . casual about potential disturbances . . . tutoring in philosophy . . . extensive acquaint- ance with children ' s books . . . fine mind . . . unruffled, patient, determined . . . unyielding loyalty and a beautifully gentle manner SODALITY. ADVISORY BOARD 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3. 4 CORTE CASTELLANA 1, NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1 . 2 . 3 70 RUTH VERONICA HEALY West Roxbury II asf ' nu) not I hr fj olden moment. s ' , I rcasn riiif them irith care " DUTH . . . regal walk, poise . . . head thrown back, laughing . . . multiple treasurer, with standing permission for bank trips . . . organizer of an effec- tive Sodality bulletinboard . . . sea fever, for West Dennis . . . shared admiration for Peguy and the hope he inspires . . . Mills Brothers convert . . . soft spot for St. Tom ' s . . . eloguent in speech and silence . . . much ado - how much done? . . . sympathetic and helpful . . . deep appreciation of O.L.E. . . . idealist, especially concerning friendship . . . golden ideals, worth living SODALITY, CLASS TREASURER 3. 4, ATHLETIC CLUB .3, 4. FLMATA, ASSOCIATE EDITOR NFCCS VFRDFORO 3, 4 (T) 71 ELIZABETH ANN HENNESSEY Ludlow “ i. s ' her nut lire to blossom into son as il is IIk lire ' s to leaf in April. ' ’ B ETTY . . . expressive, from eyebrows to tiptoes . . . roguish eyes . . . really fine music, wherever she goes . . . familiar, sweet soprano . . . natural " Johnny Appleseed " . . . clever imitations — traditional, almost classic . . . " Oi soi, theyah,” pure Cockney . . . Room 6, record center of O.L.E. . . . satellite of sleep . . . wake gently! . . . Poe - etess, in need . . . rhyming philosopher . . . creator of fun . . . seriousness, too . . . big part of 5Ts local color . . . travelling through life with song in her heart SODAI I T V A CAPPILLA 1. . 1. A. ELMSCRIPT 3. GLEE CLUR 1. 3, 4, IRC A. NECCS, TOURMALINE 3, VER- DI OHO 1 . . . J 72 MAUREEN CATHERINE HOURIHAN Easthampton “She ir hose hr nil is pure, sleeps. And she who sleeps has u pure heart. ' ’ M O . . . shining hair, dancing eyes, mischievous chuckle . . . star guard little streak of lightning . . . three loyalties - O.L.E., basketball, home . . . how many nephews? . . . where to find stardust after proms . . . expert at making whoopie . . . guick, appreciative mind . . . curled up with a book ... " It makes me so mad! " . . . true to form member of the Elms-Hourihan guartet . . . knack for making life interesting . . . wealth of goodness — capital for future invest- ment SODALITY. ADVISORY BOARD 3 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3, 4 CORTE C AST ELLA N A 2. 3 ( VP) ELMSCRIPT 2, 3 (CO- EDITOR), M J B DEBATING SOCIETY 2. 3. NECCS TOURMALINE 2. 3. VARSITY 73 GENEVIEVE RITA IOSEPH Fitchburg “ . . . in tJii heart irlial human si in pathies, II hat soft com passion plows! " G ENNY . her eyes — a serious question . . . her lips - the smiling answer . . . extensive reading - Senior year . . . European pen pal, with a pinch of snuff . . . her beloved " Cookie ' ' . . . doll creator . . . cardinal member of discussion groups - informal style . . . ambitious, yet prudent . . . candid, but tactful . . . especially earnest about the hometown and sociology . . . patient persistence . . . sound solicitude followed through . . . " portrait of Jenny " engraved on the heart of ' 51 SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 4 CERCLF LRANCAIS 1 MARTIN DT PORRFS 4. NF ' CCS; VFTRDRORO 3 74 EILEEN MARY KATTAR Lawrence “Silence bei oud all speech, a ivisdom rare, she made her sic hs to snip. ' ’ E l . . . wondering " little girl”, with gold in her dreams . . . silver in her laughter . . . speech in her dark eyes . . . serious companion of annex " Joy” . . . slight of hand larcenies for the menagerie . . . voice with guality of her favorite " Mr. B. " . . . energetic in her own pursuits, considerate of others . . . " You know my policy — frankness” . . . irresistible earnestness, defending right or advocating a caf trip ... to accomplish great things, through faithfulness in little ones SODALITY ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2; GLEE CLUB 2. 3. 4; IRC 3, 4. MARTIN DE PORRES 4 (VP); NFCCS. PAX 4; VERDEORO 1 75 RITA AGNES KELLETT Milford ‘ ' He r lea.sl remark teas irorfh flic e.rperieHce of the rise. ' ’ " ipiTA . . . thoroughly natural . . . laughing remonstrator, admonishing finger . . . weekends for I.R.C. . . . hours on end for PAX . . . joyful companion of annex " Grief " . . . accounts of life at 43, homey and inviting . . . breathless ani- mation, bursting into the dorm . . . refreshing goodness . . . inherent guietude . . . ocean of reflectiveness, ripples of glee . . . aesthetic appreciation of Nantucket . . . finding people intensely interesting . . . faith in her ideals - as glowing as our faith in her SODALITY ADVISORY BOARD 3 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3. ELMSCRIPT 2. 3 (CO-EDITOR); IRC 3. 4, MARTIN DE PORRES 4 NFCCS PAX 4 (EDITOR), TOURMALINE 3 76 HELEN TERESA KELLY Worcester “ . . .earnest teed irifh sport. And either sacred unto yon. ' ' K ELL . . . deep blue eyes and heart o ' gold . . . friendly, hearty laugh . . . suspiciously-curtained cube ... try at day-hopping, early return to the dorm . . . dancing cop of Sophomore Show . . . capable chairlady of Christmas party . . . IRC delegate to St. A ' s . . . " We should go to more of these meetings!” . . . on the lookout for historical facts and fancies . . . " Honest? " . . . keen intelli- gence . . . wit of her forbears . . . thoughtful and understanding . . . life tenure in our hearts SODALITY. ATHLETIC 1. CORTE CASTELLANA 1. IRC 1 (VP), A. NFCC-S. VERDEORO 1, 2 77 DOROTHEA T. KUHAR Forestville, Conn. ‘‘Thin is so hi r I In ii fi in iioin l irndsli i reri line lo find Your misrl isliih’ss in i iriin irilliout si ml mid without ciidd’ K UK . . . characteristic bangs and grin . . . harmony of voice lending rich guality to 51 ' s musicales . . . " Stormy Weather” at its height, sophomore year . . . " I ' m just a martan and a spartyr!” . . . scorekeeping, when not guarding . . . deft in domestic arts . . . little black notebook, a liberal education per sc .. . directing operations for making dad " King for a Day” . . . asides — library science and photography . . . loyalty and generosity . . . future days of perfect harmony r ,OnAl I T V ADVISORY HOARD A, A C A PPTLLA A. ACS 1 , 4 . ATI U .F TIC CLUB 1 3, A (T). GLCFI CLIJH 1. 3. A Nr- CCS. VARSITY 78 JOAN FRANCES LaPLANTE Worcester “Genius is I he e i e of the intellect , and the wing of thought.’ ’ J OANNIE . . . shining hair and two million dollar smile . . . shampoo shirt that has gone through college . . . rogue ' s gallery, covering desk and dresser . . . mail, or else . . . forceful debater, Chicopean disputations . . . journalistic interests . . . poetical bent . . . prose stylist ... a fervid salesmanship ... on liter- ary terms with Kipling, Peguy and Omar Khayyam . . . chips, for study and all comers . . . keen mind . . . resolute, dynamic, versatile . . . dreams she will make come true SODALITY. ACAPPELLA 1,2, 3, 4, ATHLETIC CLUB I. DELTA EPSI LON SIG M A . ELMSCRIPT 2.3; GLEE CLUB 1.2 3.4, IRC 3, 4, MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1 , 2, NFCCS, TOURMALINE 2, 3 (CO-EDITOR) 79 ANN ELIZABETH LARKIN Springfield II e r ryes arc homes of silent prayer. ’ ’ T ARK . . . serene, gentle, unassuming . . . dark eyes . . . satin-smooth hair . . . 1 study hall ' s bright sunbeam . . . Fordham proms . . . McCarthy-Larkin en- tente . . . Mary and Barb, sister alumnae . . . eager baby sitter for Mary ' s four . . . intensely concerned about people . . . experienced playground leader . . . music lover and critic . . . worshipper of the sun . . . gracious lady . . . sincere and loyal . . . guiet charm and unruffled calm . . . good listener . . . honest and charitable character a boon to society SODALITY CLASS VICE-PRESIDENT 3, CORTE CASTELLAN A 1 , 2. G LEE CLUB 1.2; IRC 3, 4, NFCCS 80 TERESA M. LOBLEY Montague City “ller every tone is music ' s oirn, Like those of monthly hints. ' ’ T ERRY . . . Juliet of the Mass. MONTAGUE . . . shining blond hair . . . fingers that dance . . . child of song ... a " rhapsody in blue " . . . feminine touch Room 8 . . . Yale brother, loaned to Junior prom . . . patron of family pharmacy . . . Saturday night, date or phone night . . . entertaining the dads with her " Wild Rose " operetta . . . reviews for the press . . . the artist in her — now elated, now subdued . . . aesthetic, genteel, unpretentious . . . life of realized dreams SODALITY; A CAPPELLA 1, 2, 3. 4 ATH LETIC CLU B 1 . ELMSCRI PT 3, GLEE CLUB 1 . 2. 3. 4 (ACCOMPANIST), IRC 4; NFCCS, TOURMALINE 3. VERDEORO 1. 2. 3 81 ARLENE MARY LYNCH Portsmouth, R. I. “ X othiu n (j real teas rear achieved trillion I enthusiasm. ” A RLENE . . . inexhaustive vivacity . . . shattering laughter . . . little Rhody accent . . . gifted voice, perfectly pitched for " Jealousy " . . . loaned to Westover . . . perennial boy of our shows. . .amazing wardrobe, morn till evening . . . popular date . . . " Have I got problems! " . . . ping pong pro . . . purple banner . . . practise teaching, an indoor sport . . . noteless lectures . . . alert mind . . . quick as a flash . . . congenial and kind . . . undaunted spirit . . . and generous heart that will radiate warmth and love SODALITY. A CAPPELLA 1, 2. 3. 4; ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4 GLEE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4. NFCCS . VARSITY 82 MARIANNE LYNCH West Springfield “ ] e ( rasp the weapons He has pieen - The Lir ht and Truth and hue ■ of II ea ran ' ARIANNE . . . close-cropped brown hair . . . thoughtful blue eyes . . . throaty chuckle accompanying a dry sense of humor . . . authority on contemporary affairs, social problems . . . logician without compromise . . . founder of Catholic Truth committee . . . solicitous for sister in sister class . . . worried about Time . . . piercing the ceiling (with a drill) for our soph show . . . O.L.E. ' s seasoned repre- sentative at Holy Cross, Mount Holyoke, P.C. . . . honest, enterprising, cordial . . . purposeful life SODALITY ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2 , ELMSCRIPT 1. GLEE CLUB 2 . IRC 3. 4 (P). MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1. 3, 4 (P). NFCCS, TAX 4, VERDEORO 1. 4 83 EVELYN ANN MATARESE Providence, R. I. “ ' I ' ll II (filin’ is in her niticnl ri cs, Till cords on on her I on fine. ' ’ E VIE . . . little angel . . . curly-headed alarm clock . . . ' 51 ' s well of laughter . . . Room 13, superstitious? not the hostess for those numerous " little ones ' ' . . . her greetings hearty, original, unigue . . . " When shall I sign you up for the Rosary? ' ' . . . happy blend of mischief and innocence . . . ring-leader of renown . . . impish third party to the evening jaunts . . . lasting remembrance of Katie . . . soul ' s smile to shine for others, as for us SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUR 4. NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 4 VERDEORO 1. 3. 4 84 joan m. McCarthy Springfield “Beauty too rich for use, For earth , too dear J OAN . . . dancing hazel eyes . . . classic profile . . . regal bearing . . . tall, radiant bride of fashion shows . . . Truman ' s defender in H.C. - O.L.E. discus- sion . . . spirited rendition of " A Wonderful Guy " . . . favorite memory- - one Christmas house party . . . pet rave — the beach . . . ready endorsement of B.C. Law . . . constant, sincere in friendship . . . will o ' the wisp laugh, covering steady, serious purpose . . . sweet, endearing ... an optimistic view of life - harbinger of blessings and happiness SODALITY, ADVISORY BOARD 4; CLASS SECRETAR Y 3; ATH LETIC CLU B 1 . CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, ?; GLEE CLUB 1. 2, 3, 4, IRC 2, 3, 4. MARTIN DE PORRES 4, NFCCS 85 IRENE J. MICKELSON Pawtucket, R. I. “1 ini no I om who w us have cvcri thiuf , ijcl must have mi d reams if I must hue. " I . . . willowy of stature . . . strong of faith . . . careful organizer, painstaking executive . . . captain of the gelatin, spots and footlight crew . . . generator of the rosy glow at our Junior prom . . . voice in the dark in the " Streets” . . . " Pa” of the St. Thomas family . . . indefatigable watcher of the test tubes . . . exorbitant breakage fee . . . gentle, retiring, refined . . . quick-witted and com- petent . . . unsounded depths of character the future will realize SODALITY, ACS 2, 3 (S). 4 (s) ATHLETIC CLUB 4, NFCCS SCIENCE CLUB 1, 4, VERDEORO 1, 2, 3 BARBARA ANN MILLEA Springfield ‘‘ Whci r is am author in the irorhl who teaches such beaut 1 as a woman ' s ei es " DARB . . . statuesque . . . beautiful blue eyes . . . forceful speaker . . . lovely U soprano of " Switzerland” . . . NFCCS trip to Philly . . . memorable June week at Annapolis . . . inspiring report on Holy Y ear pilgrimage . . . breathtaking pictures of foreign scenes . . .knitter of considerable ability . . . swim champ of the gang . . . expert driver . . . high mileage on Route 120 . . . doer of the unusual . . . intelligent conversationalist . . . cosmopolitan, social-minded . . . sincere and kind . . . charming and composed . . . claimer of our admiration and affection SODALITY. ACS 2. 3. 4, GLEE CLUB 1, ’.3.4. MILLS 87 Fitchburg L UCKY ... " B. is for bones " . . . ever ready for a walk and a talk . . . always time for a book and a song . . . voice with contagious rhythm . . . miner of real gold for " All That Glitters " . . . articulately pr-r-ovoked over philosophy . . . inseparable duo, our O.L.E. Mills Brothers . . . conscientious in her carefree way . . . independence, spirit, optimism . . . " the Good Lord " . . . sure to find the best " Somewhere Over the Rainbow ' 88 CATHERINE T. MOYLAN Chicopee “The lir ht of hire , the punli of ( race ” C ATHY ... in our Who ' s Who, blue-eyed twinnie one . . . short brown hair, parting on the right ... all out for swimming and playgrounds . . . famed leader at Dana Park . . . Dr. Gadaire ' s dilemma . . . industrious biologist . . . and still crazy about cats . . . that guandary: a prospective teacher — deep interest in medicine . . . connections at Northwestern, A.I.C. . . . " How about that! " . . . what holds the guarter together . . . soft-spoken . . . guiet, but fun-filled personality SODALITY; ATHLETIC CLUB I, NFCCS SCIENCE CLUB 2 . 3, 4 I I I I M 89 mm f j a t : I t MARY JOAN MOYLAN Chicopee ‘ ' Of fi uflrr I lion fill I . . , (‘aim as nailers when the whirls are none ’’ M ARY . . . reflection of her sister . . . good-natured under the reiterated " which is which? " . . . pre-med, with an education sideline . . . exception- al kindergarten teacher . . . quizzical turn of mind . . . apropos ideas, always forthcoming . . . would-be globe trotter . . . one of Philly sextet ... " I just wish — " . . . the only Elmite who could be there and yet not be . . . array of aptitudes and interests . . . placid exterior . . . hidden depths . . . forceful, determined character . . . unassuming, conscientious . . . Elmite with a sunny future SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. Nf-CCS, SCIENCE CLUB 3. 4 90 MURIEL PATRICIA MULLIN Rochdale “IIoiv charming is divine philosophij !’ 1 P AT . . . sparkling eyes . . . dark bangs . . . familiar laugh . . . witty remarks . . . life of seminar . . . Sam Katz periodic packages pretty blue booties, caged pets, miscellaneous . . . frequent phone calls . . . " My mother said " . . . pet peeves -- fussy clothes, " Gertrude " . . . favorite tongue — Deutsch . . . class designs on the racoon coat . . . " Please, it is not ROACHDALE " . . . bright of mind . . . light of heart . . . fearless venturer . . . playful prankster . . . remembered by each as a friend to all SODALITY; ACS 4. ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4. NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 4 (VP) 91 MARGUERITE T. MURPHY Springfield “ Where she is there is sun and time and a sweet air.” " K " ARG . . . sparkling eyes . . . polished bronze hair . . . free, inviting laughter . . . serious yet twinkling countenance . . . dancer tap or Gaelic jigs . . . happy Irish wit . . . good-natured director of our dancing choruses . . . right proud of that big ' ' poor but honest " family . . . evenings home, at her TV set . . . penchant for furs . . . prospective teacher of young Springfield . . . sweet, mild, unpretentious . . . chem-cramming in the movies . . . steady and helpful . . . feet a-dancing, heart alive SODALITY. CLASS TREASURER 1 ; ACS l, 3; ATH LETI C CLU B 1 . 4 ; GLEE CLUB 3, 4. NFCCS, SC I ENCE CLU B 1 . 4 , VF.RDEORO 4 92 FLORENCE MARY NAGLE Springfield “Hit li ( race, the dourer of queens; and therewithal Home wood-horu wonder ' s sweet s i implicit p TT ' LO . . . eyes wide as wonder . . . walk like no other . . . famous rendition of " Rudolph " . . . unwilling hostess to bat, sophomore year . . . innocent gues- tions . . . searcher of scoops . . . fervent reminder, " THE BELL RANG! " ... no lipstick during exams wonder why? . . . three admirers, three orchids . . . bric-a-brac and odds and ends . . . peripatetic campus communigue . . . in the depths or on the heights . . . thoughtfulness and generosity . . . future that prom- ises to be generous, too SODALITY, CORTE CASTELLANA 1. IRC 3. 4, MARTIN DE TORRES 4 NECCS. VERDEORO 1. 3. 4 93 ELIZABETH ANN O ' BRIEN Pittsfield “ Thin r ri cs ai t s iriiir s, iii ivhose serene and silrnl iralrrs II raven is seen.” B ETTY . . . pert, pleasant, always happy . . . appealing blue eyes, a ready smile without the asking . . . dreamy, miles-away expression . . . voice that challenges tunefully . . . easily embarrassed . . . forever in trouble with telephone faux pas . . . " oh kids, what ' ll I do? " . . . brides ' favorite bridesmaid . . . drinking milk to help the business . . . driving without lights because she forgets . . . easy- going, even disposition dispelling fear of future storms SODALITY, ATHLFTIC CLUB 1. 2, 3, 4, NFCCS SCIENCE CLUB 3. 4 VERDERO 1, 2 4 94 PATRICIA MARY O ' KEEFE Woonsocket, R. I. “And l her voice in echoint hearts a sound must long vemani.’ " OAT . . . laughing eyes, tilted nose . . . diminutive, yet decisive . . . lilting so- prano, re-echo from Erin ' s shore . . . Seif ' s friend, advisor and roommate . . . visitors ' weekly jaunt of one hundred and forty miles . . . unfailing giggle . . . Tam o ' Shanter ' s sweetheart ... no problem too ponderous for her little shoulders ... no responsibility neglected . . . today, busy and blithe — her tomorrows, all bright SODALITY; A CAPPELLA 2, 3, 4; ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2, 3. GLEE CLUB 1. 2, 3. 4. IRC 4; NFCCS CLAIRE NATALIE O ' MELIA Middleboro “ a si, ' no wore for wonders; let we he nl peace within mi heart. " O ME . . . diminutive in stature, deep in reflection . . . delicately-moulded features . . . fragility, matched by agility on the basketball court . . . co- captaining our team to trophy retirement . . . " Ma " of freshman year . . . sport clothes, fitting and fine . . . big sister to Noreen, little roommate to Lu . . . in- valuable in anatomy class, vertebrae counting ... a Cape Codder at heart . . . serious philosopher, intense yet aesthetic . . . creative ability that will be directed by calm judgment SODALITY ATHLETIC CLUB 1 ... 3 . 4. CERCLE FRANCAIS 1 , ELMSCRIPT 3, NFCCS. SC I ENCE C LU B 4 . TOURMA- LINE 3. VARSITY, VERDEORO 1 96 MARY BELL O ' NEIL Cherry Valley For the si) of mi soul is bine. " " I con laue h as 1 work and play S IS . . . mischief? watch those eyes . . . unfailing grin . . . jaunty air . . . woman behind so many scenes . . . supplement of the triple annex . . . year round echoes of Bailey ' s and Newport . . . Danny ' s big sister . . . after-supper club . . . " Night and Day ' ' . . . long repertoire of French roles . . . last to bed in the dorm . . . lovable lightness of heart . . . guileless and trusting . . . knack of being her- self . . . vivacious guietness ... a " little way " , all her own SODALITY, ATHLETIC CLUB I, 2, 3, 4; CERCLE FRANCAIS 1 . 2. 3 (S) , 4 (P) , CHUCHOTEMENTS 2. NFCCS 97 JEANNE M. O ' SHEA Northampton ”Sh ‘ feels the situ is hid hill for a dan.” J EANNO . . . stride all her own, shod in jaunty shoes . . . Fuller Brush secret - Rinso shampoo . . . circuitous gray skirt . . . questionable dignity donned with cap and gown . . . impish exterior, futile smoke screen . . . partial to bunnies . . . Room 5, rather hospitable Alcatraz ... is that a laugh? . . . manifold literary contributions . . . friendly, overgenerous, all-round . . . campus-wide popularity . . . desire to " do” for O.L.E. ... as fully realized in the future SODALITY. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3, 4 CERCLE FRANCAIS 1; DELTA EPSILON SIGMA, ELMATA. EDITOR-IN- CHIEF, ELMSCRIPT 2, 3. 4 GLEECLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 NFCCS PRESS AGENT 3, TOUR M ALI NE 3 (CO-EDITOR) 98 Chicopee P EP . . . happy smile and steady disposition . . . true second soprano . . . col- lector of Canadian postmarks . . . peppy endman of frosh minstrel . . . theoreti- cal relationship to Pepin the Short . . . sold on the Red Cross . . . friend in deed to the wounded and sick of Westover . . . Murph ' s jovial pupil in Irish dancing . . . ready friendliness . . . completely likable . . . natural and unassuming . . . gen- erous hostess to lonely Elmites . . . capable and reliable worker . . . universal favorite of ' 51 99 i ■ . wi fj 1 f Vf VI l A ml V t s DOROTHY M. PRENDERGAST Pittsfield ‘‘ The smile I lull wins, I In I inis llnil (flow, a mind al trace with all below P RENDY . . . the third of them . . . briskness of pace that carries into every sphere . . . friendly smile and " Hi, there!” . . . energetic, competent . . . rally theme " I want ads, lots of ads!” ... so proud of Pa-tree-cia and P. J. . . . origi- nator of our " Spook” . . . double-rooming and -dating with Ann . . . color scheme white gowns, green ink, plaid raincoat, blue Chevy . . . intolerant of pretense . . . paragon of dependability . . . essential gualities of deep strength SODALITY CLASS TREASURER 2. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. ' 3, 4. ELMATA, BUSINESS MANAGER ELMSCRIPT 2. 3. IRC 3. 4 (T). NTCCS TOURMALINE 3 100 NANCY M. REED Alameda, California “To yon he yarn his lauyhlrr and Ins jest, Ills words that of all words wcro inr r rirsl ’ " KTAN . . . red hair a glow to the campus . . . vivid, scintillating personality individualistic wardrobe . . . our envoy to Trinity . . . four year co-roomer with Joan . . . " My brother, Bar” . . . varied vacations . . . " Honestly, I meant to write! " . . . inimitable imitator . . . forever " flipping a cookie " . . . chocolate frosting — dash for Colgate ' s . . . " California, that ' s God ' s country " . . . special ability to make people laugh, forget their troubles . . . forthrightness and com- mon sense — guides to her heart ' s desires SODALITY ADVISORY BOARD 2, ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2; CORTE CASTELLANA 1 IRC 3. 4. M A RTI N DE POR RES 4; NFCCS, PAX 4; VERDEORO 1, 2. 3. 4 101 MARGARET MARY RIORDAN Longmeadow “Her voice ir ns ever soft, cjentle and hue, an (‘.revile nt ihiny in woman. ’’ P EGGY . . . quiet and self-effacing . . . gentle china eyes . . . infectious laugh . . . habitual smile . . . natural composure . . . season patron of H.C. games . . . fun with the gang and the convertible . . . gleeful with singing . . . learned in matters medical. . .many and modish suits . . . toujours chic and neat . . . sponsor- ing unforgettable post-prom parties . . . spreading friendliness by loveliness of manner . . . pertinent, unbiased comments . . . generous with everyone . . . happi- ness and tact felicitous combination for a bright future SODALITY GLEE CLUB 2. 3. 4. IRC 2. 3, 4. M A RTI N DE POR RES 4 NFCCS, VERDEORO 2, 3. 4 102 BEVERLY ANN ROY Pittsfield “ Wherr Ihoiif hls sereiicli sired e.r ii ' essed how pure, how dear I heir dwelliiK place B EV . . . sweet, slight, charming . . . soft and pink . . . ready smile . . . enjoy- able, quick laugh . . . artistic hands . . . dance programs - - miniature Elmatas . . . class costumer . . . original designer of unique wardrobe . . . Lily of the Valley . . . delicate earrings . . . our able Freshman chairman . . . photo album, dating back to baby days . . . attraction to Hub on weekends . . . Prendy ' s colleague, day and night . . . fount of knowledge ... up on assignments . . . gentle, quiet, willing ... to be loved and admired SODALITY. CLASS VICE-PRESIDENT I ATHLETIC CLUB 1 . ' .3. 4, IRC 3 IS), 1 (S), MARTIN DE PORRES 4. NECCS; VERDEORO 2 103 MARY VICTORIA SCAFFIDI New York City “ Dare difi nil i , eo in ios a re , case Declare affections nohli fixed ’ S CIF . . . clever and captivating cosmopolitan . . . Vogue, the authority for all her distinctive accessories ... art three dimensional in show backgrounds blocked in linoleum for Tourmaline . . . last minute deadlines . . . those savory Italian home specialties . . . " closes the light " after " taking a tub " . . . " Sci— -f, New York calling " . . . planning for August? . . . inadvertently over-dressed prom gown . . . safe from clouds of the future, under a pretty pink umbrella SODALITY ATHLETIC CLUB 1 ' FL MATA ART FDITOR FL.MSCRIPT 3 GLFF CLUB 3. . MIR DFRATING SOCIETY NTCCS. TOURMALINE 1. .3 104 JOAN MARTHA SHEA Millbury ‘‘She has a si rant e street urss in her mind and a sini nlai tariff in her a feet ions. " J OANIE . . . madonna-like features . . . ready laughter . . . impact on Sodality spirit . . . work started, a guarantee of work well done . . . " my roommate, Nan " . . . perfect hostess, Swedish style . . . rhumba lessons . . . anchors aweigh . . . " You ' re kidding! " . . . memorable good times at St. Tom ' s . . . her gowns, share of elegance at our formals . . . rare intelligence supplemented by a liberal and open heart . . . science, motivating goal . . . constant serenity, reflected in the smile we ' ll well remember SODALITY 2 (S). 3 (VP). 4 IP). ACS 2. 3. 4. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 . 2. DELTA EPSILON SIGMA, ELMATA. ASSOCIATE EDITOR. ELM SCR I P T 1. NECCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1 . VERDEOROI 105 JOANNE E. SHEA Springfield “Harcli , Ion rarcli cowrst I lion, spirit of (Jplif Jit” J OSIE . . . five foot one, full of fun . . . dancing deviltry in those eyes ... a seri- ous teacher . . . demure frosh, plaintively singing " Nobody " . . . bell hop of Verdeoro ' s ' 49 production ... so neat in those casual clothes . . . problems of an aunt . . . oh, that impish laugh . . . guick, easy repartee . . . industrious . . . attention focused on one objective at a time . . . " the luck of the Irish " . . . friend- liness and optimism . . . forecast happy future SODALITY ACS 2. 3, 4. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. NFCCS. VERDEORO 1. 2. 3 106 MARY AGNES SHEA Chicopee Falls “ Noth i ng is so strong os gentleness , nothing so gentle as real strength ” M ARY Agnes . . . charming manner . . . essential to Walshie for class manage- ment . . . movies of O.L.E. . . . summer hostess to Elmites at Hull . . . posthaste creation of her needle- light blue gown . . . " Pretty Baby " . . . popular big brother . . . obliging chauffeur ... in demand for errands . . . " Don ' t let it worry you! " . . . intelligent, scholarly chem whiz . . . sparkling humor, heart of gold . . . an inner grace, reflected daily — future, all calm and content SODALITY. CLASS SECRETARY 2, VICE-PRESIDENT 4, ACS 2, 3. 4; ATHLETIC CLUB 1,2, 3. 4; NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1 107 ANNE TERESA SULLIVAN Springfield “ Shi ' dors litllr kindnesses n ' hieh most rare undone or despise d ’ A NNE . . . curly, red-tinged hair . . . bright blue eyes . . . even brighter smile . . . shining optimist . . . the look and all the parts for our Christmas angel . . . correspondent tor NFCCS . . . Sullivan ' s marriage course, with apologia for life in the country . . . campaign manager for up and coming democrats . . . " Hi, girl” . . . favorite pastime- Irish dancing . . . practical and resourceful . . . capable and dependable . . . understanding and sympathetic . . . fearless de- fender of the faith . . . dispenser of joy SODALITY CORTE CASTELLANA 1. 2; IRC 3, 4 MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1, NFCCS, VERDEORO 1. 2. 3. 4 108 JUNE MARGARET SULLIVAN South Hadley Falls ' ( lire oilier friends i our hf lited face, The lauyhter of Ih e years.” S UL . . . lithesome, provocative Mysterious Mose . . . hearty laugh . . . smile that illumines her countenance . . . crinkling her nose in excitement . . . " Say, now! " . . . co-creator of the moon and toadstool with co-roomer, Rosemary . . . lonely little lass during mother and dad ' s trips to Florida . . . self-coined mottoes for everyday . . . pre-date shampoos, last minute matter . . . fun-loving, but intent on the serious . . . easily enthused . . . blend of earnestness and gaiety to ensure happiness SODALITY, ATI ILFTIC CLUB 1, T GI.FF CLUB 1. 4, NTCCS, SCIENCE CLUR 3. 4. VFRDFORO 1. ' 109 GRACE MARIE SYNER Springfield “ Who ha I h not oirnrrl mill rapture smitten frame Tin 1 poll ' l l o! ( rare, the maple of a name? " G RACE ... of the light brown hair (one blond streak) . . . slender and attrac- tive . . . infectious giggle ... " I nearly died laughing! " . . . socially active and competent . . . taste for teas and chic clothes . . . " Marguerite " oratorical con- test selection . . . " Anyone want a ride? " in that big Buick . . . graphic de- scription of lunch-hour project . . . friendly, happy disposition ... " I just LOVE dancing! " . . . kind in word . . . steady helping hand . . . staunch friend, proud Elmite, bright future SODA LI T ( OR TE CASTELLAN A 1, 3. ELMSCRIPT 3, IRC 3. 4. NPCCS. VERDEORO t. 2. 3. A 110 f 1 f i m. m i L i; JEAN MARIE TANNER Cranston, R. I. “ Life Hi robs about me, yet I slued Out-gaziny on majestic power. " T AN . . . tall, attractive, with deep brown eyes . . . springy steps . . . noncha- lance, yet the rosy blush . . . our dance pianist at 9:15; our dreamer here, there and then . . . chats with Mary P. whispered through the night . . . harmoniz- ing with Eileen . . . sandwiches with the pungent fillers . . . two outlooks from front dorm suite . . . lost in thought, Dr. Tanner?. . . microscopically trained . . . last instant arrivals . . . early riser . . . superior sportsmanship . . . highly idealistic . . . blithe spirit, wending her way through life SODALITY; ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2 , 3, 4; GLEE CLUB 2 ; NFCCS; SCIENCE CLUB 4 MARY THERESA TRAINOR Worcester “A i oiilh to it ' ll u 111 was (liven So much of earth, so much of heaven ” M ARE ... or Mary T. . . . smiling Irish eyes . . . " My mother - she ' s so cute! " . not to mention her brothers! . . . weekends at neighboring colleges . . . our Grand Wizard and terror of the freshmen . . . much mail . . . leopard robe, fit- ting entree for formidable week . . . " See you at 9.15 " .. . fascinating entertainer specialty number " Roque River Valley " ... a unique French accent - " boucups " aime . . . seemly and worthy attendant in Our Lady ' s Court . . . hers ever good sportsmanship, sparkling wit and inner grace SODALITY ATHLETIC CLUB 1, V 4 ELMSCRIPT 1. GLEE CLUB 4 3, 4 IRC 3, 4. MARTIN DE PORRES 4, NFCCS; PAX 4 112 JOAN MIRIAM VAUGHAN Newport, R. I. “ Take nil hit of sinyiny A nd drop it in some lonely role To set the echoes rinyiny. J OANNIE . . . happy, radiant face . . . flying hands, to a " Oh you ' ve got me all confused! " . . . voice of an angel, of a laughing one . . . " China Figure " . . . singing, making us shiver . . . Herman, at " schuul " . . . gay summers at Bailey ' s . . . wee raptures over — many things . . . occasional, frightening gravity . . . " Qu ' avez-vous? " . . . light of heart, but very sane ... to be remembered for laughter and music SODALITY. ADVISORY BOARD 2. A CAPPELLA 1. 2 . 3. 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 CERCLE FRANCAIS 1. 2. 3 (VP), 4; DELTA EPSILON SIGMA. GLEE CLUB 1. 2. 3 (VP). 4 (P). NFCCS VERDEORO 1 113 RUTH E. VIGEANT Springfield “ To sh irt 1 , lo sc cl lo find, and not to tjicld R UTHIE . . . flashing brown eyes . . . happy grin . . . singular flair for color . . . preferred enlistment naval reserve . . . blues singer . . . " Can ' t Help Lovin ' That Man " . . . director of our riotous frosh minstrel . . . Red Cross worker . . . industrious and light-hearted . . . dividing interests between music and sports . . . knitter of repute . . . salesmanship, paying off with white elephants . . . pur- pose for every action, an action for every moment . . . cheery temperament . . . fair weather ahead SODALITY. ACS 2. 3. 4. GLEE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4 NTCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2 114 HELEN THERESA VOLLINGER Northampton II hllc as I hr III if, sail as I lie (In re, ( l ll (‘(II I Ihdl s H’llli ' s o) lure TTELEN Theresa . . . dashing feet . . . rushing words . . . large sector of world, J- wrapped round two 4-H ' ers . . . what ' s left, steeped in bustle and big busi- ness . . . collector of medals . . . frequent religion recitations . . . farmerette on the tractor . . . gardenias and excitement . . . neighbor to Katie . . . " What a sketch!” . . . Room 3 at 9:15 . . . quick, sharp mind . . . math genius . . . future M. D. . . . deep thoughts . . . lover of Mary . . . childlike simplicity . . . generous heart . . . perfection in person . . . beloved by all SODALITY ( i T) 4 (T) ; ACS d. J. 4. CLRCLL hRANCAIS 1, d, DELTA EPSILON SIGMA, NFCCS: SCIENCE CLUB 4, VERDEORO 4 115 MARY THERESA WALSH Waltham ‘ ’ Th reel i hide (Hid id I idler of I hi 1 cl iff, The i ood-irill o] the ram that lores nil teaees ’ W ALSHIE . . . all-embracing smile . . . good-to-hear laugh . . . facial contor- tions on order . . . Walshie and Ake . . . maternal solicitude for prof ' s un- gainly cactus . . . hectic weekends with ' 51 ' ers at Hampton ... a miracle, her get- ting there on time, somehow almost . . . every situation met with unshakable calm ... as our chief, dauntless defender and promoter of our causes ... as last- ing as our loyalty to O.L.E., this, our loving remembrance and pledge of gratitude SODALITY CLASS PRESIDENT 3. 4. ACS 3, ATHLETIC CLUB 1 , 2. 3, 4, ELMATA, ASSOCIATE EDITOR, NFCCS; SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4. VERDEORO 1 116 JOAN MARY WILLISTON Springfield “Sh ‘ Ihdf i ns ever fair and never proud ” TATILLY . . . tall, blue-eyed blond . . . child of music . . . outstanding organist and pianist . . . song leader and part time boarder . . . special interest in A.I.C. Greek letter society . . . sometimes quite other-worldly . . . methodical, painstaking student . . . reliable, staunch friend . . . sincere and kind with a ready ear for the afflicted . . . highly, though gently, explosive sense of humor . . . easy to talk to . . . efficient, dependable . . . judicial investment of talents passport to success SODALITY, CLASS VICE-PRESIDENT ACS 2. 3. 4, DELTA EPSILON SIGMA ELMATA, ASSOCIATE EDITOR- GLEE CLUB 1. 2 (T), 3. (ACCOMPANIST). (SONG LEADER). NFCCS. SCIENCE CLUB 1 I 117 KATHLEEN M. ZITER Brattleboro, Vt. ' Ll hear! , tin ' fountain of fears and love mat thouf ht and joy ” K ATIE . . . " glad to see you " twinkle in her eye . . . " straight to your heart " in her smile . . . her " song resounds with mirth and cheer " . . . unforgettable, moving renditions of Cap and Gown Sunday . . . wanderlust in the classroom . . . " my brothers " . . . O.L.E. ' s adopted one — the concert pianist with ”Mala- guena " encores . . . " Golly Moses! " . . . acrobatic approach to athletics . . . head for business that pays . . . everlastingly animated and excited . . . faith in Life . . . life in Faith SODALITY A CAPPELLA 1. 2. 3, 4. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4. GLEE CLUB 1. 2. 3, 4. NFCCS. VARSITY. VER- DEORO 2 AKEY, JOANN S 24 Franklin St., Greenfield BAKER, ELLEN D. 55 Ranney St., Springfield BEAUDIN, PHYLLIS M. 57 Lincoln St., Spencer BOURDEAU, THERESA G 891 Chestnut St., Springfield BOWEN, MARGARET M 910 Main St., Worcester BRADY, HELENE T 75 Ely Ave , West Springfield BRESNAHAN, MARY A 94 Beacon St., Holyoke BURNS, MARILYN L 93 Ridge Ave , Pittsfield CAPORALE, HELEN M 52 Marshall St., Springfield CLARK, ELIZABETH L 784 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield CONLIN, RUTH M 19 Fulton St., Glens Falls, N Y. CORLEY, TERESA A 200 West St., Holyoke CRONIN, CATHLEEN H 24 Lexington Ave., Bradford DANIELS, ROSEMARY E 21 Hall Place, Pittsfield DesROCHERS, LUCILLE A 603 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls DOHERTY, EILEEN F. 95 Wait St., Springfield DONNELLY, BERNICE F 48 Thomson Place, Pittsfield DOOLING, MARGARET J 37 Frederick St. , North Adams DUVAL, BEATRICE E 642 Chicopee St., Willimansett EICHORN, BARBARA A 39 Crandall St., Adams FINN, BARBARA J 1823 Northampton St, Holyoke FINNEGAN, ANNE M 117 South Flagg St., Worcester GARDE, BARBARA I 113 Lebanon St, Springfield GILL, MARY P 248 Pine St., Springfield HEALY, RUTH V 600 Bellevue Hill Rd., W. Roxbury HENNESSEY, ELIZABETH A 156 North St., Ludlow HOURIHAN, MAUREEN C. 145 Pleasant St , Easthampton JOSEPH, GENEVIEVE R 64 Milk St., Fitchburg KATTAR, EILEEN M 352 Lowell St., Lawrence KELLETT, RITA A. 43 Pleasant St., Milford £Loa l ofr. 1951 KELLY, HELEN T 6 Village St. , Worcester KUHAR, DOROTHEA T 405 Washington St., Forestville, Ct LaPLANTE, JOAN F 4 Wyola Drive, Worcester LARKIN, ANN E. 19 Greenbrier St., Springfield LOBLEY, TERESA M Poplar St., Montague City LYNCH, ARLENE M 79 Aquidneck Ave., Portsmouth, R.I. LYNCH, MARIANNE C. 22 Healy St., West 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 MULLIN, MURIEL P. Pleasant St., Rochdale MURPHY, MARGUERITE T. 124 Mooreland St., Springfield NAGLE, FLORENCE M 23 Westernview St., Springfield O’BRIEN, ELIZABETH A 68 William St. , Pittsfield O’KEEFE, PATRICIA M. 43 Trent St. , Woonsocket, R. I. O ' MELIA, CLAIRE N. 17 Forest St., Middleboro O ' NEIL, 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., Pittsfield 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. West 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, JUNE M 405 Granby Rd., So Hadley Falls. SYNER, GRACE M 43 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield TANNER, JEAN M 94 Preston Drive, Cranston, R. I. TRAINOR, MARY T 3 Hobson Ave., Worcester VAUGHAN, JOAN M 43 Bull St., Newport, R. I VIGEANT, RUTH E 32 Old Brook Rd , Springfield VOLLINGER, HELEN T North Farms Road, Northampton WALSH, MARY T 45 Pleasant St. , Waltham WILLISTON, JOAN M 22 Dell St., Springfield ZITER, KATHLEEN M. 201 ! 2 Western Ave., Brattleboro, Vt. 119 COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS May 24, 1951 Dear UNDERCLASSMEN, We have seen in you — lively Freshmen, searching Sophomores, laughing Juniors - startling reflections of ourselves. Some of you have surpassed, others are still striving for what we feel we have ac- quired in these happiest years of our lives. All that is dear to us of O.L.E. we leave in your hands: campus, activities, even the faculty! Care gently for our Alma Mater, care for it thought- fully - for it must grow unceasingly in its giving of wisdom and grace to men. Cherish the joys, become " bigger " through the sorrows, and remember the Jie.an.ti a+td Jtcotdi oj 5i 121 BOTTOM ROW C CONNELLY. M K MURPHY. S SMITH. H MENARD. C. BURKE. A CHUNN. S CARELL, E SMITH 2nd ROW J CLEARY. C. FINN. E GENDRON A McELROY. S DECOTEAU. P. SCANLON. F FERRARI. H. P HOGAN. J BAILLARGEON, J DUNPHY 3RD ROW M SCANLON. M HARTE, A GIBBONS. M TANGNEY. R DWYER J. BOWLER. M HEALY, M F. DONELAN. D O ' CONNOR, E LEAHY. M MOYNIHAN. J FOLEY. A. DONLEY A URI ARTE, BACESKI , O ' BRIEN. Qjumju? t ClaAA. CLASS OFFICERS Mary K. Crane President Mary K. Kennedy iee-Prexident Kathleen T. Lynch Secretary Joan M. Holleran T reasurer Class Historian — Jean M. Baillargeon Class Flower - Iris Class Colors — Purple and White 122 |p a 1 1 1 n A fj pt ' n 1 A a 9 I Is Hi Wi ' m glrap» «s J H Jp || |3| m » ! f ■n irff p,p BOTTOM ROW B. RZASA. C. MURPHY, M SLATTERY. M BOUYEA. M S PL A I N E , A POSCO, M QUINN. M DANIS, J O ' BRIEN. T MANEY 2ND ROW — T. ONDRICK. M DOYLE, J HOLLERAN, M CRANE, M MAHONEY. M ROCHE. C CARTIER. K LYNCH, C LUCAS, T PARQUETTE, C MCCARTHY, M KENNEDY 3rd ROW V BAJORIN. B SULLIVAN. M FLYNN, M QUINN, E MCCARTHY. A RAFFERTY, P KOSSAKOWSKI, K KEAT- ING. D. MURPHY, T. QUINLAN. J. COWLES. J. ROY, G. HAYDEN J (2 SpotlitsL oil- ' 52 Station: OLE Location: College of Our Lady of the Elms Channel: 52 8:00 a.m. " Tourmaline -- the Stone of Distinc- tion " A history of the sparkling green stones, so precious to possess and so hard to obtain. Those who own them smile proudly and are always ready to display them to eager audi- ences. Starring: Class of ' 52 9:00 a.m. " The President Speaks " A new installment in a series of college ad- dresses entitled, " These Are the Best Years. " Starring: President Mary Crane 10:00 a.m. " Tea Time " Sponsored by the”Big Sisters. " A delightful interlude of chatter, songs and good menus. Starring: Juniors and Frosh. Setting: Red, Barn 1 1:00 a.m. " News and Literary Views " A critical analysis of today ' s news together with a presentation of the works of budding Catholic writers. Featuring: Klmscript with Annette Rafferty and Jean Baillargeon and Tourmaline with Barbara Sullivan and Mary Roche 12:00 m. " Liturgy and Christian Living " An uplifting program sponsored by conscien- tious college students from all the New England states. The aim: to bring Liturgy into every- day living. Starring: Frances Donelan, National Liturgy Chairman and Maura O ' Brien, Senior Delegate, NFCCS. Setting: Campus of Our Lady of the Elms 1:00 p.m. " Here Come the Marines " Art intriguing and amusing account of life in the U. S. Women ' s Marine Corps. Starring: Sgt. Barbara Sullivan 2:00 p.m. " Christmas Belles " A gay portrait of an American collegiate Christmas party. Many distinguished guest artists present A play within a play, featuring Frances Ferrari. Starring: Madelyn Harte as Santa Claus 3:00 p.m. " Sociology and American Students " An informative round table discussion on sociological affairs by the Martin de Porres Club, well known in sociological circles. Prin- cipal speaker. Mary Kennedy, President 123 “ lloir Dec ) is tin Occtui? 4:00 p.m. " Knowledge Pearl of Great Price " A serious presentation of the importance of exams in college life. Reveals the hours oi labor that go into one passing mark. Of inter- est chiefly to intellectuals who devote their lives to study. Starring: a mammoth cast of Elmites 5.00 p.m. " The Open Book ' Debates on current topics. Suitable for all interested in current events. Featuring prom- inent speakers, Joan Bowler and Rosemary Dwyer 6:00 p.m. " How Deep is the Ocean " A thoroughly enjoyable presentation of dreamy music and waltzing couples. Bewitch- ing fashions in full array. Setting: under the blue, blue sea. Background: the soft rhythms of Billy Note. Starring: a large cast of charm- ing young ladies and their handsome escorts 7:00 p.m. " Today ' s Sports " Action filled hour of your favorite sports. Starring such famous athletes as Susanne Carell, Alison Chunn, Mary Danis and Patricia Scanlon 8:00 p.m. " One Hour With Thee " A still hushed atmosphere prevails during this truly spiritual period, Retreat. The music is tender and beautiful and loving hearts turn fully to a contemplation of the spiritual life Setting: the Chapel of Our Lady 9:00 p.m. " Why Ski? " A refreshing program featuring the beauties of Vermont life and the thrill of skiing. Running narrative by Vermont sport enthusiast, Mary Roche 10:00 p.m. " Helpful Hints " A sprightly discussion for young women by Mademoiselle Board Member, Frances Donelan 11:00 p.m. " Until We Meet Again " A nostalgic scene of a college commencement with all its smiles and tears. A tribute to Our Lady, a daisy chain and the conferring of honors contribute to make it an unforgettable program. Starring: the Senior Class. 12.00 p.m. " Sleepy time Melodies " A charming interlude of the " better " music. Featuring Gregorian Chant by such consum- mate artists as Therese Quinlan, Frances Ferrari and Ann Marie Donley The End Jean M. Baillargeon ' 52 124 off, 1952 BACESKI, HELEN L 20 San Miguel St., Springfield BAILLARGEON, JEAN M. 6 Foss St., Westfield BAJORIN, VIRGINIA M. 9 Caroline St., Worcester BOUYEA, MARGARET M 84 Dana St., Springfield BOWLER, JOAN E 15 Summit St., Springfield BURKE, CAROL J. 34-24 82nd St., Jackson Hts., L. L, N. Y. CARELL, SUZANNE K 537 High St., West Medford CARTIER, CLAIRE L 53 St. Louis Ave., Willimansett CHUNN, ALISON M 224 No. Tenth St., Philadelphia, Pa. CLEARY, JOAN M 19 Commonwealth Ave., Pittsfield CONNELLY, CATHERINE C. 1215 Hampden St., Holyoke COWLES, JANE E. 23 Kenwood Park, Springfield CRANE, MARY K. 35 Willow St., Florence DANIS, MARY P Bristol Ferry Rd., Portsmouth, R.t DECOTEAU, SHIRLEY B 34 Cherrelyn St , Springfield DONELAN, FRANCES V. 11 Fitch Hill Ave., Fitchburg DONLEY, ANNE M 193 Chase Ave., Providence, R. I. DOYLE, MARGARET A 81 Cass St., Springfield DUNPHY, JULIA A 15 Main St., Florence DWYER, ROSEMARY E 20 Maud St. , Pittsfield FERRARI, FRANCES M 70 Garden St., West Springfield FINN, CAROL A. Lakeville, Conn. FLYNN, MARGARET E. Summer St., Barre FOLEY, JOAN M. 92 Stockman St., Springfield GENDRON, ELIZABETH A. 10 Marion St. , Uxbridge GIBBONS, ANNE E. 108 Main St., Blackstone HARTE, MADELYN T 24 Charles St., Pittsfield HAYDEN, GRACE A. 531 Newbury St., Springfield HEALY, MARY L. 69 Bellevue Hill Rd., West Roxbury HOGAN, PATRICIA J 526 King ' s Highway, W. Springfield HOLLERAN, JOAN M 81 Grant Ave., Glens Falls, N. Y. KEATING, KATHLEEN C 323 Nottingham St., Springfield KENNEDY, MARY K. 11 Wait St., Springfield KOSSAKOWSKI, PHYLLIS H 3274 Bridge St., Northampton LEAHEY, ELIZABETH M Reservoir Road, Lee LUCAS, CLAIRANNE 77 Claire St., Chicopee Falls LYNCH, KATHLEEN T 580 Armory St., Springfield MAHONEY, MARY T. 23 Calhoun St., Springfield MANEY, THERESA M 38 Wells Ave., Chicopee Fall:: MENARD, H LOUISE 64 Third St., Pittsfield MOYNIHAN, MAUREEN E. 66 Maple 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 McCarthy, eileen f 48 Walden Pond Ave., Saugus McELROY, ANN M 139 Ruggles St., Providence, R. I. O ' BRIEN, JOAN V. 8 Roosevelt Ave., Holyoke O ' BRIEN, MAURA E 6 Wellington Ave., Pittsfield O ' CONNOR, DOROTHY T 314 Tremont St., Springfield ONDRICK, THERESA F 19 Butler Ave., Chicopee Falls PARQUETTE, TERESA M 1608 Carew St., East Springfield POSCO, ANGELA A 56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg QUINLAN, THERESE F 201 Bradford St., Pittsfield QUINN, MARGUERITE R. 782 Belmont Ave., Springfield RAFFERTY, ANNETTE A. 377 Main St., Oxford ROCHE, MARY F 42 East St., Whitinsville ROY, JACQUELINE C 20 Chapin St., Chicopee RZASA, BERNICE H 86 Bonneville Ave., Chicopee SCANLON, MARGARET R 47 Florence St., Springfield SCANLON, PATRICIA M 80 Walnut St. , Holyoke SLATTERY, MARGUERITE M 86 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 SULLIVAN, BARBARA A Veterans ' Admin. Hosp., Northampton TANGNEY, MARIE F 7 Norwood St., Worcester UR1ARTE, ALMA C 16 Martin Corchado St., Ponce, P. R. 125 BOTTOM ROW 2nd ROW R 3rd ROW H 4th ROW N J FOURNIER, P BYRNES. J McKENNA, B DESAUTELS. J GOULET. K BODEN. A SANDBERG FIELDS. J SENECAL. E MARSHALL. E McGAULEY. J HEALY, H PEDERCINE. E VANASSE NEE. J CURLEY, J MARANVILLE. L MacGREGOR. V BUTRYMOWICZ, E MAYORAL. C. HARTE ERICKSON K LARROW. D ANETZBERGER. S BASS, M GRIFFIN, C. MCDONNELL SjophomaiSL tflaAA, CLASS OFFICERS Jane M Healy President Mary T. O ' Neil Secretary Arlene A. McGoldrick ice-Presnlenl Patricia A. Byrnes Treasurer Class Historian — Mary E, Danaher Class Flower — Rose Class Colors Rod and White 126 BOTTOM ROW J HOGAN. A KELLY. P FONTAINE. M FITZGERALD. B MALONEY. M FITZPATRICK. A CHARPENTIER. G HANLEY. A McGOLDRICK. C HURLEY 2ND ROW N DUNPHY. E DUNN. E O ' BRIEN, R CROWLEY. K KENNEDY. A SHAUGHNESSY. S GAGNIER. M N A I 3rd ROW C CHIARA, M LYNCH. L DOLAN. A HOLMES. P ROONEY. M DANAHER 4th ROW E DAGLEISH. M O ' NEIL, L STEARNS. J. NICHOLSON. H MURPHY. A CLIFFORD, M DILLON JPlsl (RimsL thsL SopthomoABA. ' Mid falling leaves and crimson hues, We gay young Sophs return To take up once again our books, And see what we can learn. The joys of summer now are past, Just mem ' ries in their stead. And now with happy hearts we view The pleasant months ahead. First comes Initiation Week And Frosh jump to command; The seniors glare with stern reproach But sophomores understand. Then we proudly show our skill And quiet as a mouse We make our plans and soon we have Our " Sophomore Open House. " Cole Greeny comes to lend a hand — He is our talent scout. The " Show Boat " sails the mighty sea And show tunes now ring out. Our days continue to be fair And seniors meet our glance For they bring forth one more event The gay " Elmata " dance. Behold! the Christmas joy invades Our happy campus here And with exultant hearts we greet The tiny Babe so dear. Then come the concert, parties gay, The Pageant, and the " Stair Sing, " Vacation time brings joy and rest, Our hearts with rapture ring. But every tale a crisis finds And ours, of course, has one: For mid-semester finds us blue — Exams have now begun. Yet, we live on and soon forget The misery they ' ve made. While Davy Jones with all his crew Presents the " Promenade. " 127 Whirling, swirling ' neath the sea Like mermaids we float by, Sprightly fish bedeck the scene And catch the twinkling eye. Then " mighty kings " the campus storm, An operetta gay, The memories are lingering on Of Father-Daughter Day. ! M Soon Spring in all its bright array Creeos in upon the scene And campus life now settles down, Is quiet and serene. M !| Yet, this does not remain for long For April showers bring Bursts of flowers, bursts of songs The B. C.-Elmite Sing. Another formal wends its way. " Quite social, " shall we say! But soon we find that April ' s gone And we are now in May. Then our mothers we receive And shower on them our love, Express our thanks for loving care, Beg blessings from above. Commencement days arrive at last, Our Seniors bid good-byes. The happy times we ' ve had with them Then flash before our eyes. So now our Sophomore year we close, That chapter, signed and sealed — The " Book of Life " is open wide To what next year may yield. Mary E. Danaher ' 53 128 ANETZBERGER, DOROTHEA A. 18 Victoria St., Springfield BASS, SHIRLEY A. 70 Maple Terrace, W. Springfield BODEN, KAREN C. 10 Clarence St., Worcester BUTRYMOWICZ, VERONICA R 88 Seymour St, Pittsfield BYRNES, PATRICIA A. 93 Bedford St., New York, N. Y. CHARPENTIER, ANN M. 555 River Road, Agawam CHIARA, CARMEN L. 457 — ■ 74th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. CLIFFORD, ADELAIDE W. 218 Conway St., Greenfield CROWLEY, RUTH H. 731 Worthington St , Springfield DALGLEISCH, ELLEN M. 461 — 59th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. DAN ' AHER, MARY E. 51 Trafton Road, Springfield DESAUTELS, BERNADETTE 16 Reed St , Pittsfield DILLON, MARILYN M. 18 Forest Place, Pittsfield DOLAN, LOYS A. 128 Farmington Rd , Longmeadow DUNN, ELLEN T. 289 State St., Springfield DUNPHY, NANCY J. Main St., Haydenville ERICKSON, NORMA J. 59 Buckingham St., Springfield FIELDS, ROSEMARY T 83 Second St., Pittsfield FITZGERALD, MARGARET F. 40 High St., Springfield FITZPATRICK, MARY C. 114 McKinstry Ave., Chicopee FONTAINE, PAULINE T. 30 Felix St., Aldenville FOURNIER, JEAN M. 166 Eddywood St., Springfield CJaA of . 1953 GOULET, JEAN M. 11 Francis Ave., Holyoke GRIFFIN, MARGARET A. 53 Lamb St., South Hadley Falls HANLEY, GRACE M. 142 Cottage St., Pawtucket, R. I. HARTE, CATHERINE A. 213 Francis Ave., Pittsfield HEALY, JANE M. 69 Bellevue Hill Rd , W. Roxbury HOGAN, JEANNE H. 1179 Bay St., Springfield HOLMES, ANN I. 142 — 3rd Ave , Pelham, N. Y. HURLEY, M CLARE 9 Myrtle St., Pittsfield KELLY, AUDREY A. 114 Wellington St. , Springfield KENNEDY, KATHLEEN M. 1 1 Wait St., Springfield LARROW, KATHRYN M. 84 Gillette Ave., Springfield LYNCH, MARGARET A 22 Healy St., West Springfield MacGREGOR, LOIS M. 2012 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield MALONEY, BARBARA M. 14 Holland St., Springfield MARANVILLE, JULIANNE M. 83 College St , South Hadley MARSHALL, EILEEN K. 11 Jaques Ave., Worcester MAYORAL, ELLEN M. 5 Torres St., Ponce, P. R. McDonnell, cecile m. 196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee McGAULEY, ELIZABETH H. I Almont Ave., Worcester McGOLDRICK, ARLINE A. 28 Garrison Road, Hingham McKENNA, JOAN M. 40 Underwood St., Springfield MURPHY. HELEN M. 109 Littleton St., Springfield NAI, MARY A. 154 Orange St., Springfield NEE, HELEN E. 200 Main St., Maynard NICHOLSON, JEAN E. A. 295 Millburn Ave , MUlburn, N. J. O ' BRIEN, ELAINE M. 48 Peach St., South Barre O ' NEIL, MARY T. 22 Lemuel Ave., Chicopee PEDERCINE, HELENANN C. II Hall St., No. Adams ROONEY, PATRICIA M. 26 Warsaw Ave , Ludlow SANDBERG, ANN M. 81 Cliff St., Norwich, Conn. SENECAL, JEANNETTE L. 12 Maple St., Chicopee Falls SHAUGHNESSY, ANN M. 272 Ray St., Fall River SHEA, LOUISE M. 20 Henry Harris St., Chicopee SMITH, JANET M. 38 Thorndike St , Palmer STEARNS, LAURIE J 22 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow VANASSE, ELAINE C. 259 Bridge St., Northampton 129 BOTTOM ROW J BYRNES, M DUNLEAVY, E DIETNER. E CONNOR, C FALLON. D BERTH I AU M E 2nd ROW E FERRY. L FINN. C ENGLISH. C BIANCO. M J. CUMMINGS. P. DRISCOLL. R CONDRON, B BRUNET. T CHENETTE 3RD ROW J CHRISTIFORI. M L BAGLEY. E FENTON, E CAHILL. E DIGGINS, M BRYSON. R FLANAGAN, M DRYDEN J ' A AhmmL QIoaa, CLASS OFFICERS Maureen T. Bryson President Lucille T. Morin Vice-President Mary E. Shea Secretary Class Historian — Mary A. Dryden Class Flower — Gardenia Class Colors — Maroon and Silver Gloria C. Todaro Treasurer 130 BOTTOM ROW J. GROSS, J. OAKES. N O ' CONNOR, M MCCARTHY, E McFADDEN. L MORIN. E MAY 2ND ROW B MACINA, M HROSZOWY. P HAMPSON, N O ' MELIA. J PAGE, A KING, A PADILLA. M LONG, M COUTIER 3RD ROW — M HARRIS. J FONTAINE. C GOONAN. T O ' CONNELL, V HUNT, M HANLEY. P NILES. A MCDERMOTT. C. GADBOIS. J. KOONZ C DbWiisl , (Do ' IfotL dfamsLmJbeA.? " We ' re Off to See the Wizard, " Some Enchanted Evening " The Wonderful Wizard of Oz " Yes, that was our September song. Initiation week at O.L.E. brought to campus a raft of lions, tinmen and scarecrows. So began the " Reign of Terror, " making verdant Frosh won der whether to laugh or cry. How changeable, these Seniors! " You Wonderful You " Just think! Elms Night, when we were intro- duced to our Junior Sisters and received our Elms caps, had passed. Tables were turned. Our beds were made for us that next morning. Our rooms were cleaned. H • were invited out to breakfast! How can we forget? What fun it was getting ready for our first college dance! Friendships strengthened as star-studded dreams were shared Hail Holy Queen, Enthroned Above " Never to be forgotten — that serene moment when we were admitted to Our Lady ' s Sodality. As special flowers now in Mary ' s garden, we raised our heads just a little higher — toward heaven " Tea for Two " How grown-up we felt that October Sunday, invited by our Junior Sisters to tea at the Red Barn! We closed that day with one wonderful thought: we love our sister class, the Juniors! 131 l l A 2nd ROW M SULLIVAN G TODARO, R TIERNEY, H TWIGG. E. VERCHOT, A M SMITH. J. TOVANI, W WOJTASZEK 3rd ROW S PAINE. M WATTERSON. D SKEIVIS. V. WALSH. S. TUCKER, J POLLOCK, C. SULLIVAN, I WALINSKI M MORAN. G BROCHU. M MCDONALD, A KELLY. E CASHMAN B FINN, R. MOORE. A DONNELLAN, P. BEAUDIN, O. SHEA, H. BRADY " Sweet and Lovely " were our little sisters at the Christmas party at Ingleside that bleak December eve. Frost was covering the world outside but joy was reigning in our hearts " Sleighbells Ring, Are You Listening? " What a rollicking time Santa had with that pillow at our Christmas party! Weren ' t we happy to have our beloved Bishop Weldon with us? Having received his blessing, we sped away to board trains, buses, and planes for home, sweet home. " Maybe We ' re Right and Maybe We ' re Wrong” But nevertheless we were glad to have mid- year exams over as a heavenly four-day respite awaited us. Who said we never study? " How Deep is the Ocean? " " This can ' t be the gym! " we Junior promen- aders exclaimed as a sea-blue maze of tropical fish, Spanish moss and treasure chest pre- sented the illusion that we were waltzing on the ocean ' s floor. Well done, Sister Class! " We ' ll Be Loving You, Always " " I ' d like to have you meet my Dad . . " How proudly we introduced our Dads at our first Father-Daughter Banguet in March. Father Carberry ' s words of wisdom, a delightful oper- etta, white carnations and a turkey dinner made the day ideal. Our Dads ' response: " No wonder you ' re proud of the Elms! " 132 " And Suddenly It ' s Spring " Guess what it brought! Along with the buds and the flowers, a beautiful Spring Formal " Sweetheart of All Our Dreams " Our Mothers! Remember how proud we were to have them with us at the banquet in May? We pray that some day we may possess their queenly qualities. Memories of our first Mother-Daughter Day are tucked deep in our hearts. " The Object of Our Affection " Our spirited class officers: Maureen Bryson, Lucille Morin, Gloria Todoro and Mary Ellen Shea, who have piloted our class with expert discretion through the year " Alma Mater, Hail to Thee " No, we Freshmen are not leaving. We have three more glorious college years ahead of us. at O.L.E. which, if they resemble the pattern of our first, will be years rich in spiritual happi- ness, intellectual gain and sisterly love. Our only regret is that our Senior Wizards with whom we ' ve worked, prayed and played are leaving us behind to step before the footlights of life ' s immense stage. But please remember, as our prayers go with you, that " When you grow too old to dream, Your love will live in our hearts " . Mary A. Dryden ' 54 133 ( °laAA j oft, 1954 BEGLEY, MARY LOU 43 Warren St. , West Springfield BERTH1AUME, DOROTHY C 14 Vernon Ave., South Barre BIANCO, CLAIRE E 46 Quincy St., North Adams BRITT, MARGARET A 212 North St., Northampton BRUNET. BARBARA E. 51 Avon Place, Springfield BRYSON, MAUREEN T 50 Fruit St., Worcester BYRNES, JEAN M 21-27 Thirty-Third St., Astoria 5, L. I., N. Y. CAHILL, ELIZABETH A 45 Bracewell Ave , North Adams CHENETTE, THERESA O 84 Church St., Gilbertville CHRISTOFORI, JANE R 247 Main St, West Springfield CONDRON, M ROSALIE 36 Maplewood Ave , Pitt. -field CONNOR, ELIZABETH A 61 Taylor St., Malden CUMMINGS, MARY JANE F. 14 Ashley St., Pittsfield DEITNER. MARIE EILEEN 58 Linden St., Springfield DIGGINS, ELLEN M 4 Waconah Rd., Worcester DRISCOLL, PATRICIA A. 29 Rimmon Ave Springfield DRYDEN, MARY A. 976 State St., Springfield DUNLEAVY, A MAUREEN 47 Court St., Ellsworth, Maine ENGLISH, CAROL T 35 Day Ave., Westfield FENTON, EILEEN M 50 Hitchcock St , Holyoke FERRY, ELIZABETH F Old Canterbury Turnpike, Norwich, Conn. FINN, LILLIAN C. 1823 Northampton St, Holyoke FLANAGAN, ROSEMARIE M 42 Sturges Road, West Roxbury FONTAINE, JEANNE M. 23 Greenwood Ave., Holyoke GADBOIS, CLAIRE A 556 So. Summer St., Holyoke GOONAN, CECILIA C. 36 Mercedes St,, Chicopee Falls GROSS, JOANNE J 1470 West Ave., Bronx 62, N. Y. HAMPSON, PATRICIA ] 25 Woods Ave., Holyoke HANLEY, MARGARET M 142 Cottage St., Pawtucket, R. I. HARRIS, MARGARET M 1 Sargeant Ave., Chicopee Falls HROSZOWY, MARY D. 11 Whipple Ave., Blackstone HUNT, VIRGINIA E 151 Spring St., Winchendon KING, ANN C. 101 Wendell Ave , Pittsfield KOONZ, JOAN T 180 Eagle St, North Adams LONG, MARY E 4 Home St, Springfield MACINA, BARBARA A 2 Isabella St., Northampton MAY, BETTY ANN 41 High St , West Springfield McCarthy, maureen a 3 Mortimer St , Springfield McDERMOTT, ANNE M. 33 Oberlin St., Worcester McFADDEN, ELEANOR M 18 Colton Ave., West Springfield MORIN, LUCILLE T 177 Nonotuck Ave,, Chicopee NILES, PATRICIA A 113 Bourne St, Three Rivers OAKES, JOANNE M. 615 White St., Springfield O ' CONNELL, THERESE C. 628 Third Ave., New York 17, N. Y. O ' CONNOR, NANCY J, 31 Webster St., Springfield O MELIA, NOREEN M 17 Forest St., Middleboro PADILLA, ANABEL T. Customs House, Ponce, Playa, P. R. PAGE, JANET H 2572 Main St., Springfield PAINE, SHIRLEY L 100 Federal St., Springfield PIEKOS, RITA D 69 South St., Chicopee POLLOCK, JOAN F. 216 Gibbs Ave., Newport, R. I. PRATT, HELEN M 209 Pilgrim Ave., Worcester SHEA, MARY ELLEN 187 Oak Grove Ave., Springfield SKEIVIS, DOMICELE P 10 Danforth Ave., Pittsfield SMALLEY, JOAN A 94 West St., Easthampton SMYTH, ANN MARIE 109 Melha Ave., Springfield SPEIGHT, CAROLE A 44 Vassar Circle, Holyoke SULLIVAN, CONSTANCE J. 4 Keefe Ave., Holyoke SULLIVAN, JOAN F. 61 Harvard St., Pittsfield SULLIVAN, MARGARET M 30 West St., Newport, R. I. SWEENEY, CAROL J. 180 Bamford Ave., Hawthorne, N. J. TIERNEY, ROSEMARY C 715 West St , Pittsfield TODARO, GLORIA C. 4730 — 215 St., Bayside Hills, N. Y. TOVANI, JOAN C 17 Nelson St., North Adams TUCKER, SHEILA M 571 Armory St., Springfield TWIGG, HELEN M. 160 Longfellow Rd., Waltham VERCHOT, ELLEN M 60 Norman Ave., Pittsfield WALINSKI, IRENE M. Belmont Ave., Monson WALSH, VALERIE D. 27 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield WATTERSON, MARIE V 114-49 Colfax St., St. Albans, N. Y. WOJTASZEK, WANDA C. 71 Summer St., Adams 134 SfwdciL SiudsmJtA i Suddenly we found that we had real authori- ties with us in the marriage guidance course, pensive listeners in history, new philosophers, contributors to contemporary literature discus- sions and someone a little wiser to keep us on an even keel. We have come to enjoy the presence, the common sense, the friendliness and the per- severance of our nurses. More than that, we admire them for their realization of the benefits that O.L.E has to offer all comers and to whom she extends, as to you, a most hearty welcome. DIRECTORY Miss Mary R. Moran 953 Liberty Street, Springfield Miss Georgette Brochu 130 Cloran Street, Springfield Mrs. Mary McDonald West Alvord Street, Springfield Mrs. Agnes Kelly 111 Florida Street, Springfield Miss Eileen M. Cashman 13 Dubois Street, Westfield 135 - 4 f i r i i j COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS May 24, 1951 Dear DOINGS of OUR DAYS, In every field we have found activities to fill not only our desires, but more especially our needs. The student does not live by books alone, and here was provided us as much as we could manage to make that student life more complete. Putting our hearts into every effort, lending a willing if unskilled hand when it could be used, we tried to become the leaders and willing workers for whom the world is waiting. Because of what we have done here, whether big or small, we hope many careers will be the richer with the eJie.a ' it ' L clmA o4a+uHi of ' 5i UJxdwfL Initiation is the beginning — the beginning ol numberless memories of college life and love. A week of stern visage and fun for the seniors, orders and bewilderment for the freshmen — in- itiation was in session. Beds were neatly made, errands faithfully done and by Elms night both Wizards and Ozlmgs were weary. OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD. REIGNING IN THE EMERALD CITY THRONE ROOM " I V J P- lh v Many a story book character shivered and shook as an escaped smile caught the wrath of our " Grand Wizard " . JhfL 3UuuL A slinking lion, squeaking tin, the limp form of a scarecrow in the distance and a quick trans- formation of the Elms campus to the " Land of Oz ' Elms Night at last, the grand nightl Much of the fear had lessened and when the green caps thrown by the seniors fluttered down toward the frosh a tinge of regret at a forthcom- ing departure, a few silver tears, sincere affection, and a share in our school spirit went with them. TO YOU WE THROW THESE CAPS OF GREEN, AND HOPE . . .” FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING October 31, 1950 Morn ini ' Chapel Ceremony Senior-Sophomore Procession Address by Rev. Thomas B. Pierce Offering of Caps and Gowns I Jternoon Investiture Ceremony Reception and Tea — Lounge of O ' Leary Hall Even ini ' Class Banquet Yankee Pedlar £apb amt $01011, $undm From the little eton cap of green to the great academic cap of black - what an ocean of living and loving this transformation bridges! There is something strangely prophetic in the pressure of this cap on the senior brow. Perhaps it is the hint of another that of a friend ' s hand- clasp, speaking its " goodbye " . And the dignity of this gown, a dignity not of appearance alone, but of the heart itself. ... It is as if our hearts are more erect, almost on tiptoe, with humble pride in our prestige as Catholic college seniors, with eager courage in our enthusiasm to prove our worth. 140 " By offering themselves to God at Mass in harmony with the eternal sac- rifice of our Lord, our seniors permit us to take the view that their first dedica- tion is that of handmaids to Christ the King whose special feast day we com- memorate on this last Sunday of Octo- ber. " ' The world belongs to those who will conquer it first.’ What is important is your steadfastness in the Faith, your sense of value, your integrity, the term of your immortal soul. " We appeal to you to follow in the footsteps of the Blessed Virgin Mary. You should strive to be like to one whose spirit was perfect, to one who sang the Magnificat. This means sac- rifice, but the Master does not ask us to do anything He has not done Him- self to the heroic degree. " ' We have done what we promised to do when we were in college.’ If you fulfill your college ideals you will live up to the expectations of your par- ents, your devoted teachers and your church. ” Fr. Matthew Ashe. INVESTITURE CEREMONY Processional Investiture " Ave Maria’’ Botazzo " Jesu Rex Admirabilis " Palestrina Address by Rev. Matthew Ashe, S.J. Benediction " Adoro Te Devote " " Tantum Ergo " " Christus Vincit " Recessional Officially attired for the first time in the long envied cap and gown, we were think- ing of the fast approaching last time. This was realization, with a tear. Confidently facing a year and years, full of promise, we assumed this dignity, with a smile. J WILLISTON ACCOMPANYING E SPICER BECAUSE I WERE SHY ' Earle Spicer, for three years a featured soloist with Donald Voorhees ' orchestra, gave a concert on January 10th. Accompanying himself, he made the concert extremely enjoyable by his informal manner and rich baritone voice. A knowledge of Shakespeare, a humorous explanation of the ballad and folk song; the events happening Sponsored by I R. C., the Athletic Club and M. J. B. Debating Society, Garfield Henry ' s " Silvertones " gave a varied con- cert in Veritas Auditorium. Particularly enjoyable was the guartet ' s rendition of a medley of negro folk music. From the dynamic " Hallelujah Chorus " to the devo- tional " Sweet Little Jesus Boy " , from the melodious Schubert ' s " Serenade " to the modernistic " Summertime " the blending of voices and exquisite shading were most effective. Their remarkable versatility was most aptly portrayed in a special arrange- ment of " Shortnin ' Bread " . ( OflJCSlAidu Because I Were Shy " , and audience participation in singing a parody on " When I Was a Lad " from H.M.S. Pinafore, all contributed to an unconven- tional but thoroughly entertaining evening. The B. C.-Elms concert was the culmination of the 50-51 Glee Club activity. The joint numbers were Schubert ' s majestic " Omnipotence " and the stirring " Sons and Daugh- ters of a Land Reborn " by O ' Hara. Serving as general chairman, Beatrice Duval was assisted by committee chairmen Mary Healy, Anne Finnegan, Helene Brady, Jeanne Pepin, Julia Dunphy, Julianne Ma- ranville, and Marguerite Murphy. §j! ■■ t fife , ' ££ i |X,. J -w G:lf! ■ K Augmenting our social, religious, and scholastic education, the lecture series this year fulfilled its purpose by offering varied topics of interest. Mrs. Dorothy G. Wayman counseled, " Marriage is the sacrament that God means us to approach with an adult point of view. " She gave us an ideal to follow: Cana, Calvary, and the Cenacle. DOROTHY G WAYMAN 3isuduhSL S hisibu " Realize what you have and take this opportunity to prepare yourselves to be Christ bearers, " advised Miss Sofia del Valle, well known in the Mexican field of Catholic Action. She emphasized the fact that Communists are continually trying to degrade woman. If they can succeed they will be well on the way to destroying Christianity. 143 Father Matthew Ashe, S.J., informing us of Jesuit activities on Jamaica, outlined the history of the island and told of the precarious position of the Church under different governments. A film and brief lecture by Father John Fisher (both, appeals for help for Mary knoll in China and Japan) constituted the fourth in the series. Mary- knoll ' s active fight against Communism in Japan proved Father ' s appeal necessary and justified. " Great Scenes from Shakespeare”, pre- sented by Joan and Stanley Cobleigh, brought us a night featuring many famous love scenes. The balcony scene from " Romeo and Juliet " and the betrothal from " The Taming of the Shrew” proved highly enjoyable to an appreciative audience. The appearance of Ed Willock was a grand conclusion to this year ' s lecture pro- gram. He spoke of his work on Integrity and stressed the need for Catholics rising from the ghetto of inferiority complex to lift themselves above the secular masses. COFFEE HOUR FOLLOWING LECTURE MORE QUESTIONS FOR E. WILLOCK 144 The ri ' iil ii r rs past and fill are are nlirai s a- illi in 77 si( hl : II id in lli ‘ ancient depths of fins ehiti ' ch, ' I ' h on rieicest each one. (Irani ns II si oliee lo peri lo the liedil of I ' ll i ill I ill el i ' n 1 fill I On Ih ( ' SC three daps of eel rent n lien the priest uplifts the white Disk Of the Sun! A | (ologics I o ( ' lain 1c I SpJjdiuaL fRdJisaL At this point in our academic year, we turn aside from worldly things — our studies, our daily rou- tines — and for three days, by far the most impor- tant of the year, consider our spiritual lives — our inner selves. These are the days given entirely to reflection, meditation, and evaluation, and to plan ning a future course of action fashioned from the knowledge of past experience. Similarly, this is a period for storing up graces and for acquiring a sense of security from hours of silence and peace. Father Whelan succeeded in supplying each of us with the necessary material for meditation and adding that extra inspiration to make the entire three days a complete spiritual success. ‘•I icill trad her into the wilderness and 1 shall speak to her heart. " Rev. Gerald Whelan, C.SS.R., Master of the annual three day retreat which opened with Benediction at 7:30 p.m, April 10 145 I’ reject loan M. Shea I lee-l ' njeel Annette A. Rafferty Secret a ry Eileen K. Marshall I reasurer Helen T. Vollinger First among campus organizations is Our Lady ' s Sodality. In our Sodality the social and spiritual aspects of our college are interwoven. OiVl Sodalihj Through a Christmas manger, the happiness of a small child, a perpetual rosary and hymns to our Mother, we have learned that the truly happy woman finds Christ quite naturally in all her activi- ties simply by being a Child of Mary. Freshmen are enrolled traditionally on December 8th at the Reception in the Chapel. A medal on a blue cord becomes the symbol of the welcome of the heavenly Queen and the spiritual benefits which will enrich their four student years. RECEPTION PROGRAM Guest Speaker Fr. David Power Sodality Spiritual Director Fr. Joseph A. Burke Assisting Fr. Thomas B. Pierce Individual enrollment with Blessing of the medals Individual receiving of medal and diploma Benediction Music " Ave Maria " " Hail Holy Queen Enthron ' d Above” " Alma Mater Hymn " " Ecce Panis Angelorum " " Tantum Ergo " " Christus Vmcit " Entertainment and Refreshments 146 - 2 ALLEY ’54 WITH ORPHAN SISTER. CRANE " Treasuring dearly the virtue of purity, Mary presents a challenge to you as she asks you to imitate her in this twentieth century when man cares little about this pearl of great price. Every- one with whom our Lord was intimately associated in life was a lover of holy purity. ' ' Fr. David Power Gay packages, carols, a Christmas tree and Santa Claus came to town. Mary ' s hand touched us gently as we were given that night of song and play with lovely " little sisters " at Mount St. Vincent. 147 ENTIRE CAST OF CHRISTMAS PLAY A must on the social calendar, our annual Christmas party was graced with the presence ol our appreciative Bishop. That night gave us Frosty the Snowman, Santa, a lighted tree, songs, and memories. Lorraine Molter directed the entertain- ment centering around the musically re- flected change in a small boy from disbelief, through tinsel enjoyment, to a complete transformation and understanding of the real meaning of Christmas. Step right up, folks - - don ' t be shy! Send a telegram, have your fortune told — be a sport! Food and soda, fun and frolic, don ' t forget to bring your wallet. SODALITY BAZAAR WHITE ELEPHANT BOOTH 148 Our Lady must have smiled on us as we crowned our Dads king for a day. The reign is unending and pleasing to her child! It is a day of pride and happiness, tears and love. Our Lady found us paying homage to her representatives on earth — our own moth- ers. The day is rich in song and color, and made delightful by the ability of all women to enjoy themselves on a very special occa- sion. FATHER S DAY: P O ' KEEFE. MR WRENN, MR MOLTER, L MOLTER, M. SCAFFIDI; SEATED, MR. O ' KEEFE MOTHER S DAY MRS. O SHEA. MRS FENTON. MRS FLANAGAN. MRS. CONNOR. MRS. WALSH, BACK ROW. MRS CARELL. MRS. JOSEPH. MRS MOLTER 149 oBR ' £N ' B F oo s£U " S 0 ° £ - Senior Delegate Maura E. O ' Brien Junior Delegate Mary C. Fitzpatrick Liturgy Commission Frances V. Donelan Chairman OSD Barbara J. Garde Each year finds the National Federation of Catholic College Students growing larger in scope and importance on our campus. n. J. C- C- This year the college was especially honored by acting as hostess to the Fall Council Meeting of the New England Region. The Council weekend well rewarded those who attended for several speakers of note were on the program. Monsignor Sher- lock, regional moderator, presided with a con- tagious geniality, and representatives from Catho- lic c ileges throughout New England were our welcome guests. Frances Donelan, Rita Kellett and Kathryn Larrow presented the Liturgy panel. Fr. Stack, of St Thomas Seminary, was the guest speaker and reverberations followed long after the meeting broke up. Maura O ' Brien, new Senior Delegate, conducted the monthly meetings. Barbara Millea and Jacqueline Roy, reporting on their trip to Europe with the NFCCS during the past summer, spoke at the first of many Planned by Mary Fitzpatrick, OSP cam- pus chairman, a card party for the benefit of the Tokyo scholarship fund was held in the spring. An added distinction came to the Elms with the election of former Senior Delegate Barbara Garde as New England Regional Overseas Service Program chairman. 150 MSGR SHERLOCK, BARONESS GUTENBERG, J McCLOSKEY The Baroness, Monsignor Sherlock and John met on the common ground of intense interest in the welfare of the Mystical Body. Fr. Stack proposed liturgical baptismal robes and special blessings for every occasion. STACK, LARROW, FOURNIER, DONELAN Appraised by their regional President, the delegates gathered on the front steps after the final business meeting, aware of the enjoyment as well as the work to be found in striving for the success of Catholicity in action. Some of the nightly advocates of Compline meet in the lower hall to outline the procedure for the regional publication, The Federator. Compline is said throughout O ' Leary and in the Freshman houses at 10:00 p.m. FR. JOHN McCLOSKEY TELLS THEM President Joan M. Vaughan oft ice- 1’ resident Anne Marie Donley Secretary Jane M. Healy Treasurer Madelyn T. Harle An Elms Glee Club concert is an enjoy- able experience and is the product of much time and effort on the part of pianists, director, song leader, soloists • — in fact, everyone involved. $Isul (Jlub Early in the year the Holy Name men ' s club of St. Mary ' s, Northampton, invited the Glee Club to give a fall concert The program was varied and lively in keeping with the crisp weather of late autumn. The audience enjoyed the impressive " Emitte Spiritum Tuum " as well as the humorous " Sophomoric Philosophy. " At Christmas time the Women ' s Club of St. Thomas ' , West Springfield, once again requested that we sing at their annual Christmas party. The lovely " Jesu Bambino " and lively ' Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella " greatly pleased the ladies and their guests. To round out the cycle of seasonal con- certs, St. Mary ' s Guild of Longmeadow asked the Glee Club to give a spring concert early in April. With the beautiful, rich tones of " Omnipotence " , the 1950- ' 51 season of the Glee Club has drawn to a close in the music of Commencement Week. 152 From the breathtaking heights of the " Jesu Rex Gloriae ' to the dolorous tones of the " Dies Irae " , everything is well sung by our A Cappella choir. The choir is largely composed of the solo voices of the Glee Club. As the central force in the Missa Cantata, it makes possible a fuller appreciation of the Mass. A Cappella truly forms an inte- gral part of our religious training and is, in truth, a perfect blending of voices for the greater honor and glory to God. •’SANCTUS, SANCTUS, SANCTUS ' 153 President Ruth M. Conlin I iee-President Barbara A. Sullivan Secretary Margaret A. Griffin Treasurer Ruth V. Healy Verdeoro -green and gold -harbinger of comedy, melodrama, tragedy. Under Ruth Conlin ' s able direction the ' 50- 5 1 season has been a memorable one. Ufihdsitfw Listen to the beautiful Christmas story told by Carmen Chiara and Margaret Griffin. Hear the laughter accompanying " Drama Night, " night of gaiety, bringing comedy coupled with musical entertain- ment. Look at Ruth Healy and Helen Caporale directing " The Weird Sisters " and " Ladies of the Mop " . See Elmite talent brought to light. Remember April 24, evening of melodrama, " The City Slicker and Our Nell " , complete with villian, hero, heroine, detective, and eerie lighting. This last was a double feature event offering a motion picture with the one act play. Hail to thee, Verdeoro for a job well done! Hail to thee spirit of our green and gold! B BRUNET, M. HARRIS. M. LONG, M E SHEA 154 ■ I President Mary K. Kennedy I iee-President Eileen M. Kattar I Secretary Betty Ann Smith Treasurer Clare M. Hurley In order to acquire a better understand- ing of sociological practices and principles, the members of the sociology classes established a new club on campus this year. Under the patronage of the saintly Negro Dominican, it has already become firmly implanted on Elms soil. (BkAAsudL TlflaJdiyL dsi floVi A. Qlub One of the monthly meetings was a discussion panel led by Mr. Edward Canarie, Director of the Chicopee Com- munity Chest. Emphasizing the need for workers in the social fields, he stated that women especially will find opportunity for a satisfying and inspiring career. Other phases of social work were dis- cussed at a later meeting. Miss Flora Mil- lette, O.L.E. ' 41, Springfield policewoman, gave an account of her work with juvenile delinquents. Continuing the work of their patron, several sociology students have offered their free time to serving the Red Cross. •WOMEN ARE ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR SOCIAL WORK " 155 MG Through the International Relations Club, history majors and minors and other interested students find the opportunity of discussing important history-making events of our time both among themselves and with students of other colleges. I. R. C. is one of our most active and wide-awake clubs. President Marianne C. Lynch I ice-l’residcnt Phyllis H. Kossakowski Secretin Kathleen C. Keating Treasurer Dorothy M. Prendergast At weekly meetings many spirited opinions and solid arguments are brought forth as controversial issues are discussed. Holy Cross participated in a panel discussion on America ' s foreign policy during February with Joan McCarthy and Phyllis Kossakowski representing the Elms. Other speakers went to Regis, Trinity and the New England Peace Federation Conven- tion held at St. Anselm ' s. Chief among the interests of the Club is the news bulletin, " PAX " , edited by Rita Kellett and Marianne Lynch. " Pax " is the official paper of the New England Peace Federation, an organization of the I. R. C. groups in Catholic Colleges of this region. President Marianne C. Lynch I ice-President Frances V. Donelan Secretary Cecile M. Me Donnell Treasurer Mary F. Roche Besides training poised speakers, the Mother lohn Berchman ' s Debating Society gives collegians a chance to develop logical thinking in regard to everyday events. Current, national, and international problems are considered, analyzed and discussed at the monthly meetings. A small but extremely active group, the club included in its program this year campus discussions of the national forensic topic as well as a varsity debating schedule. VR.Q. (B. (bohaimq $oasdi VARSITY SCHEDULE ELMS OPPOSES ALBERTUS MAGNUS Albertus Magnus Merrimac Amherst Univ. of Connecticut Mount Holyoke Providence College Salve Regina St. Anselm ' s Eairfield University Holy Cross Stonehill St. Michael ' s vmm In one of the first debates of the season, a double session was held on campus and at Albertus Magnus. Maura O ' Brien and Jean Fournier spoke for the affirmative and lost before negative defenders Janet Dowling and Carol Ann Bellejac of Albertus. MERRIMAC DIRECTOR. SURROUNDED BY DEBATERS Merrimac debaters met members of M.J.B. on February 6th. Cecile McDonnell and Maura O ' Brien upheld the affirmative, Robert Webb and John Ford defended the negative on the national forensic topic, " Resolved that the non-communist nations should form a new organization ... " Something comparatively new to the Elms but used extensively this year in accord with modern forensic tactics has been the appointment of a single judge who also acts as critic. There is much to be said for this system, because in its con- structive way, it enables debaters to recog- nize and correct their faults. All is not work in M.J.B. In fact, the after- math of every contest is a hospitable social hour usually the more enjoyable in propor- tion to the heat of the debate. Teresa Corley and Cecile McDonnell found Francis Randall and Robert Leeds of Amherst ready for laughter as well as refreshments after the Elms-Amherst debates. 158 RELAXING AFTER A HEATED DEBATE President Mary B. O ' Neil I ice-P resident Cathleen H. Cronin Secretary Claire L. Cartier r ensure r ]ean M. Goulet A little bit ol France on campus? It ' s just a French Club meeting. The primary pur- pose of Le Cercle is the instillation of a natural appreciation of the French lan- guage and customs. fajudsL jfAcmcaiA, Jacqueline Roy and Barbara Millea, at one ol the monthly meetings, presented slides of pictures taken in France during their Holy Year summer abroad. Conversational meetings held in French, parties with all singing in this adopted tongue, and lec- tures are part of the club ' s program. Not too adept with the " Parlez-vous? " Come anyway --a good time is assured to everyone. 159 President Mary A. Nai h ' ■ G°° RP O ' 1 ■ aR I ice-President ]ean M. Goulet Secretary Kathryn M. Larrow Treasurer Carmen L. Chiara Our pride and joy: tire newest, smallest language club on campus, yet already making its mark as one of the more pro- gressive ones. This organization is a natural outcome of the newly established Italian class. Q talian. £lub All those interested in the historic culture and art of Italy as well as those desiring to become con- versant with fluent Italian have been attracted to the club. Practice in conversation and language records are part of the program of the organization. Principal Italian cities are studied and a map of the country has been made. LISTENING TO " LA BOHEME " At Christmas time the three foreign lan- guage clubs joined in a Christmas party at which " Merry Christmas” rang out in French, Spanish and Italian. There was a choral reading of the gospel of the Nativity and Christmas carols as well, in each tongue. Music, in fact, plays a large part as a club project with the study of the beautiful Italian compositions which have endured throughout the ages. MADEMOISELLES. SIGNORINE, SENORITAS T ' resident Helene T. Brady I ice- ’ resident Bernice H. Rzasa Secretary Patricia M Rooney T reinsurer Barbara I Finn " Buenos dias, amigas " — presenting La Corte, domain of the Spanish students. Their aim: conversational Spainsh, well spoken; their objective: knowledge and appreciation of Spanish culture and cus- toms. e A R o O N£y Fl Nhj c l QtfxisL QaAisdlancL Songs, stories, legends of Spain — informal meetings contribute to the enjoy- ment as well as the education of all mem- bers. There have been tales of the Nativity customs in Puerto Rico, Spain and Mexico, For a real working knowledge of Spanish, la Corte publishes a paper in modern idiom, " Hojas de los Olmos " EDITORS; M. DOOLING, M. HOURIHAN. H BRADY Laurence Fullerton of American Airlines showed a movie entitled " Skyway to Mexico at a spring meeting which attracted a great many students and proved intensely interesting. Members of la Corte Castellana also produced a short play, " Zaragueta " . M. LONG, J. GOULET, J. HOGAN, M. FITZGERALD, R. FLANAGAN President Jeanne L. Pepin VJP ' cl j p P ' N ' tee- 1’ resident Muriel P. Mullin Secretary Alma C. Uriarte Treasurer Elizabeth L. Clark Furthering Elmites ' interest in science and encouraging advanced study in par- ticular fields — these are the aims of the Monsignor Doyle Science Club. Since the A.C.S. is related solely to chemistry, this club directed its program this year along biological lines. yyionAiqnifv §jvl smcsL Q ' LuJb Under the leadership of Jeanne Pepin, the club sponsored a lecture on the " Fundamentals of Pho- tography " . Following the discussion, members of the club adjourned to the darkroom to put into practice the information gained from the discussion and demonstration. Accepting the cordial invitation extended by the science clubs of A.I.C., the members were guests for’ a lecture given by Dr. Wald of Harvard University on " Biochem- ical Evolution. " Plans made for gaining further know- ledge concerning cancer were realized when Dr. Omar T. Pace from Westfield Sanatorium lectured on that subject. He spoke on cancer ' s danger signals. Together with student symposiums, these events constituted the calendar of activities for a year which definitely advanced club ' s desires to further student interest in science. President Barbara A. Eichorn I ice-President Marie F. Tangney Secretary Irene J. Mickelson T reasurer Dorothy T. O ' Connor During the past three years, under the guidance of faculty advisor Robert I. O ' Herron, our student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society has be- come a very important organization on campus. A strictly technical organization, it affords an opportunity for future chemists to dis- cuss contemporary discoveries and to learn of the many industrial chemical fields. Molecular configuration, chemical reac- tions, and physical forces as they affect the chemical were topics for discussion. This year ' s program has included a student seminar, a talk by a representative of Stanley Home Products, a moving picture concerning criminology and advisory infor- mation by alumnae engaged in industrial chemistry. On the less serious side, there was the raffle of six Elms glasses with Mr. O ' Her- ron drawing and Marguerite Murphy win- ning. This, the chemists ' own society, provides an informal yet academic background for chemical advancement. Officials and Elms Alumnae from Bigelow-San- ford textile manufacturers presented interesting material and a colorful display to A.C.S. members assembled in the lounge of O ' Leary Hall. M MULLIN, L DESROCHERS, R O ' HERRON, T ASH ' 50, M SHEEHAN 47, W ELLIOT OFFICERS OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION President Joann S. Akey I ire President Suzanne K Carcll Seerelar y Jean M. Goulet Treasurer Dorothea T. Kuhar Sports are organized on campus through the Athletic Association, a favorite at O.L.E. Its officers, elected from students who have shown special athletic ability, have care- fully planned a year of enthusiastic and varied activities. diklsdict L Through playing together on the tennis court, praying together in the basketball circle, athletics have instilled spirit and qualities which will prove valuable lor a lifetime. After midyears, swimming became the attraction. Wednesday afternoons found Elmites diving into the Boy ' s Club pool, in Springfield. A warm reunion brings our graduates back each year for a night of competition and pleasant memories at the Senior-Alumnae game. SENIOR-ALUMNAE GAME, JANUARY 19 One of the most successful tournaments promoted by the A. A. is the ping pong play- off. Kathleen Ziter, defeating ' 50 champ Pat Hogan, won the title this year. FY HOGAN, J. SMALLEY, M. MCCARTHY, S. SMITH INTRAMURALS SOPHOMORE-JUNIOR GAME Intramurals usually find a confusion labelled, " Every class for itself ' holding sway in the gym. These games are intended to build interest, enthusiasm and skill — and often result in fear for the structural stability of the gym balcony. Regardless of their out- come, they demonstrate the intense loyalty which exists in every class and which no one can help admiring. A bull ' s eye — or the result of good form, Up and over — it ' s a volley ball match, this is a sport that demands stamina and also inevitably strengthens lungs. wm mmims WMSSBBM »»• 1 WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN! Volley ball met a busy season this year with six teams competing in the Athletic Club tourna- ment. Climaxing in late March, the playoff found Pat Mullin ' s team on top. 165 KATIE TRIES FOR A STRIKE It may not be a bowlodrome, but it is enough to get the idea and the feel of one of America ' s favorite sports. Not only students, but a large percentage of the faculty may be found cheering and watching for the outcome when players are moving around the court like lightning and the whistle is blowing for a foul shot. Mary Ellen Shea captained the winning scorers in the freshman competition, spon- sored by the physical education class. WINNING FRESHMAN TEAM Back to college after the Easter vacation finds the days longer, the weather warmer, and all athletes gathered after supper for softball. Club Members are divided into teams and non- participants cheer from the sidelines. Until dusk, Elmites may be found batting that ball and running those bases. YOU MAKE THE BASKETS, WE LL MAKE THE NOISE 166 Tennis is good for two or four; swimming, even in winter, is fun for water lovers; volley ball is fast and played at close quarters; baseball is an outdoor sport and draws a crowd, ping pong takes a good eye, a steady hand and has friendly play- offs; but nothing at O L E. can really com- pete with the fascination and intensity of the basketball season. St. Patrick ' s Day, the tense climax of the basketball season, has found the Class of ' 51 consistently blessed by an abundance of hoops and, for four consecutive years, the captors of the Alumnae Trophy. PASSING TO SHIRLEY SMITH CLASS OF ' 51 ALUMNAE TROPHY: 1948. 1949, 1930, 1951 167 t-lE-- U-V- eon- FfE Ftf V ' fclmteJufiL (,o-h ditors lean M. Baillargeon Annette A Rafferty Business )1 onager Mary K. Crane ( i r eu l ut ion Manager Carol A. Finn Behind the scenes of Elmscript ' s publication each month we find the staff meeting its deadlines at the printer ' s, mailing the paper to other colleges throughout the country, writing up last minute news for the columns, getting the plates for pictures taken during the month in an unending cycle so that other Elmites may enjoy reading about campus activities. With editorials, feature stories, articles and straight reporting as specialties, it informs each and every Elms student of what has happened and is scheduled to occur on campus. MAILING LIST EFFICIENTLY DISPATCHED Embodying all the ideals of a true Cath- olic newspaper from editorials on current problems to accurate reporting of news pertinent to a community of college stu- dents, from linoleum block prints of litur- gical symbols to poster appeals for the March of Dimes, Elmscript is truly deserving of its all Catholic and all collegiate awards. " Elmscript ' s here! " The familiar words ring out as the newspaper is delivered to every study hall, room and dormitory. Co-Editors Mary F. Roche Barbara A Sullivan Vanaging Editor Frances V. Donelan Fruit of our literary labors, Tourmaline introduced the beautiful theme, Christian Love, " in the fall issue. Unparalleled in our years at O L E., the use and skillful devel- opment of such a topic has given the maga- zine a new unity. 5 °0 v JoWimalinsL Oc With each printing, Christian Love was considered from a different viewpoint, from childhood through adolescence and into maturity. Feature stories, articles, essays, stories, sketches, poetry, reviews, editorials, all con- stitute its makeup. Its purpose is to stimu- late creative writing, students of any class may contribute to its pages. Assignments given out in journalism class, staff meetings, research, writing, rewriting, deadlines, galleys, proofs, and finally the finished product all these and more comprise Vol. VII. A campuswide poetry contest drew many entrees with Clare Hurley ' 53 winning first prize. Freshmen entered an essay competition and were rewarded by receiving a section in the spring issue. Congratulations — to all who have contributed to a publication so well done Winner of All- Catholic Honors, 1947-1950 and the C.S.P.A. award, Tourmaline is indeed a " Magazine of Distinction. " CHECKING, PLANNING. PASTING DEPARTMENT I , L; SEATED: D. PRENDERGAST, M WALSH. J O ' SHEA. M. SCAFFIDI: STANDING: R. HEALY. J. SHEA, J WILLISTON. B. GARDE For you, with eager hands, these lines of love whispered by eager hearts, have been written within Elmata ' s green and gold. You, yourselves, have been the inspiration, in just being who you were. STAFF LINING US UP FOR THE BIRDIE Time, Thought, Prayer — a maximum of all three constitute our Elmata. Just as we treasure every moment of Time, we trust that you will embrace as your treasure a share of the Thought these moments have produced. And as for Prayer: through it, may all lovers of ' 51 ' s Elmata remain in that unison of love which is O.L.E. SCRIPT, ART, FINANCE 1951 — Elmata ' s 20th birthday. In these twenty years she has endeared herself as essential to the completeness of the O.L.E. year — as essential as its Initiation Week, its Sophomore Show, its Junior Prom, its Com mencement. Elmata is our material memory, one which twenty more years of wonderful remembrances will fail to diminish. While Our Lady of the Elms smiles on the children of her campus, these will be Elmata pages for the future to cherish. ELMATA CENTER OF THE DANCE 1 9 5 1 DANCE COMMITTEE General Chairman Margaret J. Dooling Ex-Officio Mary T. Walsh Com mil lee Chairmen Marilyn L. Burns Rosemary E. Daniels Lucille A DesRochers Arlene M. Lynch Patricia M. O ' Keefe Beverly A. Roy Elmata Dance: the enjoyable social contribution to Elmata ' s material possibilities, supported by an enthusiastic Elmite response. D. PRENDERGAST, M WALSH, L DESROCHERS, A. LYNCH AND ESCORTS J. Wl LLISTON J VAUGHAN. M BOWEN. J SHEA: ON STAIRS: J. LaPLANTE. J O ' SHEA. H VOLLINGER (bsdicL fcpAilofL SupruL " It is for the wise man to put things in order " . . . and here stand fifty-one ' s representatives of worth while wisdom — the wisdom which has placed on the daily circumstances of four years of college living, the seal of proper value. As " Charity without works is dead, " so it can be said that knowledge without action, too, is dead. Theirs has been a balanced acquisition of knowledge through reading and through doing! " By their works shall you know them . . And their works are the gratifying justification of this deserved honor. Not in the scholastic field alone has their merit blossomed but in the variated realms of literary, scientific, spiritual and athletic activity. We congratulate you, 1951 members of D.E.S. on your efforts and the achievements these ef- forts have realized for you and for O.L.E. For your future achievements, accept our best wishes! 172 CLARE L. DONLIN, PRESIDENT PRESIDENT ' S MESSAGE Your four years at the Elms are at an end, and it is time to evaluate your days here. What are you going to get out of your Elms educa- tion? What did you put into it, other than time? What will you give back to the Elms? No stock answer suffices. Each graduate ' s reply is per- sonal and individual so we shall leave the answer up to you. However, we do know the purpose of the College in offering a Catholic education. We know the prayer of the nuns who staff it. We know the reason your parents sent you here. All tended toward one goal — to provide you with a well-rounded Catholic education, that you may live a life patterned after Mary, Our Lady of the Elms, an active Catholic life, a full life not limited to material pursuits and pleas- A glance at the audience at campus activ- ities, a look at the program, and we can see that our alumnae has, once more, a generous repre- sentation. Of your loyal attitude it may truly be said, " Our very wish is your command! " We thank you with a sincere, " It ' s always good to see you. " CL AorijodtiofL ures, not bound by worldly limits but aware of the spiritual values of every act and fully pre- pared to follow the path of your vocation. If you have grasped the true meaning of your Catholic education you will enjoy the blessings of it whether the days ahead find you home maker or career girl, dedicated nun or active lay person. And being truly " Catholic educa- ted " you will need no exhortation from us to be loyal alumnae and a source of pride to your school. Commencement Week also brings to an end our term of office. Before time runs out we want to thank the students for their willing cooper- ation and for the many fine affairs we enjoyed with them thanks to their generous invitations May we meet often in the future as fellow alum nae, and may God richly bless each of you. 173 LulVllVl£ii LiJ .iv COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS CHICOPEE. MASSACHUSETTS May 24, 1951 Dear WEEK of the FUTURE, For weeks and even for months it has crept on, while the sands of Senior Year slid relentlessly from beneath reluctant feet. Now, faced with the necessity, the reality, we meet the " end of the beginning. " Rushed, crammed, impossible days; programs, parties, processions; white suit, warm sunshine, eyes that look quickly away lest we see - such is Commence- ment Week. A short, quick parting we promised ourselves, but we find that it does not ease the pain. So let us steady ourselves with bright faith, fill our pockets with hopes, and thrust all else into the Jle.GSiti a+idt cMa+idLl of ' 51 175 B ROY. C O ' M ELI A . E OBRIEN J PEPIN. J WILLISTON. J TANNER. L MOLTER. B MILLEA. A SULLIVAN. I MICKELSON. J. VAUGHAN. N. REED. R. VIGEANT. D KUHAR M RIORDAN. M O ' NEIL. D PRENDERGAST. J MCCARTHY. G. SYNER. M TR A I NOR . J SHEA. F. NAGLE. J SHEA. M LYNCH C MOYLAN. E MATARESE. M MOYLAN. M MULLIN 2nd ROW 3rd ROW 4th ROW fommswjcsLmswt (jJ sJl (piwqJiam, MONDAY Inter-class Plays and Song Competition TUESDAY Field Day WEDNESDAY Afternoon Mary ' s Day Processional to the Grotto Consecration Hymns and Tributes Coronation Floral Offering of Seniors Recessional Evening — Athletic Club Banquet THURSDAY Class Day Exercises, Senior Banquet (.lass Day Officers Class Marshal Margaret M. C. Bowen Class Orator, Joan F. LaPlante Class Historian, Mary Agnes Shea Class Prophet, Nancy M. Reed Class Will, Joan M Vaughan Class Poet, Claire N. O ' Melia Class Song, Lorraine B Molter FRIDAY Class Picnics, Senior Ball Senior Hall Cornmillce General Chairman, Phyllis M. Beaudin Decorations, Barbara J. Finn Chairman ex-officio, Mary T. Walsh Programs, Helen M. Caporale Music, Bernice F. Donnelly Invitations, Anne J. Sullivan Refreshments, J. L. Pepin Publicity, Helene T. Brady SATURDAY Seniors Reception into Alumnae SUNDAY - Baccalaureate Address and Benediction MONDAY Conferring of Graduation Hon ors by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, D. D., Bishop of Springfield 176 BOTTOM ROW - E. BAKER. M BURNS. R. DANIELS. M DOOLING. J O SHEA. R. HEALY, M BRESNAHAN. E. CLARK, E HENNESSEY. B EICHORN, M HOURIHAN 2nd ROW — M BOWEN. B. DONNELLY, L. DesROCHERS, A LYNCH, T. CORLEY, A LARKIN, M. GILL, H. KELLY, P. BEAUDIN, J. LaPLANTE, B. FINN 3rd ROW — H. BRADY. C. CRONIN, E DOHERTY. A FINNEGAN. T. LOBLEY, B GARDE, J. AKEY. R CONLIN. H. CAPORALE 4th ROW — G. JOSEPH. T BOURDEAU, B DUVAL, E KATTAR, R KELLETT JteSL OhJDdWYL These past four years under the maternal guidance of Our Lady of the Elms have been good years. We have matured in wisdom and knowledge of the truth and, armed with the sword of reason, we now stand ready to face a haggling, materialistic world with a steady eye on eternity. They have been gay years — gay with the joy of youthful companionship and laughter. And they have been rich years — rich in the fruits of understanding experience, and the treasury of grace that is found along the path that leads to Christ through Mary. And so, with these thoughts in mind, we turn to the task at hand, the traditional tree planting. From our hearts we send an earnest prayer, mounting through time to eternity on wings of hope for, as Peguy tells us, " If it weren ' t for hope, all would be nothing but a cemetery . . . But my hope is the bloom, and the fruit, and the leaf, and the limb, And the twig, and the root, and the seed, and the bud. Hope is the shoot and the bud and the bloom Of Eternity itself. " This tree is young, even as we are young, Lord. Be gentle to it, and to us. In Your sub- lime Love let the fingers of the sun. wrap our tree in warmth that it may grow tall and strong, ever reaching to the sky. And let the fire of Your grace enkindle our hearts that we, too, may wax strong, and that our soul ' s lofty view may always rest on eternity. Send gentle rain to nourish the tree, and so let tears but enrich the soil of our souls in which faith and hope may always bloom. As our tree will struggle with the storm, now bending before its fury, now riding valiantly only to bend and reel again, so we too will quiver at the onslaught of temptation and worldliness But, like the tree, which after the storm has passed lifts its arms triumphantly aloft, a symbol of faith, may we too always rise again, renewed in courage and unbowed. This, then, is our prayer as we, the Class of 1951, plant our tree. And when the memory of this day has grown old, may the thought of today ' s triangle lend us new strength: the triangle — we, God and the tree — in which God is Love, and Faith is the tree. But we are always Hope. 177 m £LaA2 L dihhfuj Summer had slowly faded into Autumn and the campus had added vivid shades of red to green and gold when the doors of campus learning swung inward and friendly hands welcomed us as ever-verdant Fresh- men — the Class of 1951. Few of us will ever forget the somewhat hectic days which followed — life upon an Indian reservation in quest of the noble " Mudjoko- vis " with his " fur side inside and skin side outside " had its reservations — but even Nature joined our Initiation conspiracy to provide one of New England ' s strangest Indian Summers. Cold hands were all around us — but oh, the hearts were of the warmest! And " Junior Year, last year " brought with it our own beloved Tourmaline — reflecting from within its golden setting our multi-faceted memories of the past and hopes for the future. From its sparkling green depths there came, in due time, a secret — not that of the jeweler ' s art which fashioned it — but rather of our contribution to the annals of Junior Promenading. A glinting ray reflects the theme which had been nestled within the folds of silken parachutes — " Till the Clouds Roll By " — our proof that all clouds are not harbingers of storms. The new-found joy of doing every- thing for the first time as an Elmite became sifted with the sands of time and wiien the cycle of campus life began to stir for us a second time — All That Glitters was our unforget- table Sophomoric entertainment offer- ing. 178 Day after day much of our story here at O L E. has been captured by the faces of our Tourmaline. Now with time swiftly running out we gather their shimmer- ing bits of brightness and assemble the memories with which we will, in later years, relive the ultimate in college life — a year in which we have found much that is worthwhile — our Senior year at O L E. But did the Frosh think it worthwhile when the " Wizards " graced the campus during INITIATION? ' The Land of Oz " was our moment of anticipation fulfilled in the task of initiating unsuspecting Frosh — stellar per- formers, all — worthwhile, if only because they gained a special place in our hearts. In spite of the somber tones of academic garb, the luster of our rings shone forth with unsurpassed bril- liance when on CAP and GOWN SUNDAY there was brought from prieslty hands to joyful hearts — a precious bundle tied in green and gold. With a whispered prayer, we donned the gown with its voluminous folds, adjusted the cap and tassel, and marched proudly in solemn procession — for this, the beginning of farewell. Our ring sparkled again with the polish of cooper- ation when the variegated personalities of Juniors, Sophs and Frosh joined us in making our literary gem a reality — via the Elmata Dance. Christmas comes but once a year as the saying goes and Christmas at O.L.E. is especially worthy of remem- brance. Flere is unity of reverence and mirth with the Tourmaline greenness of the Advent wreath permeat- ing the atmosphere — the carol singing . . . the pageant . . . the Glee Club Concert . . the party by candle- light — for a Christmas that is truly Christian. The year ' s festivities wouldn ' t be complete without mention of the spectacular Junior Prom The persist- ingly glistening rays of our precious gem reflect the ethereal beauty of Spanish moss which made its campus debut in the prom theme — " How Deep is the Ocean 7 " . Escaping from its polished green enclosure, anoth- er bright, reflected ray reminds us of our Dads . . . " King for a Day” ... a Dad’s impressions . . . Father Carberry ' s comments on a Catholic College training . . . and our worthwhile efforts to entertain with " The Wild Rose " . The coming of Spring brought with it a welcome Easter vacation and thoughts of the approaching con- cert with B. C. . . . the Spring Formal . . . Mother-Daugh- ter Day . . . and Spiritual Retreat with its message, a torch of hope — symbolized in the emerald greenness of our tourmaline. From a labyrinth of refluent memories comes so much that has woven the picturesque into our lives . . . Sodality reception club activities class picnics . . " sisters " — big and little . . . the Elmscript pages lectures and movies in Veritas . jeweled friendships . . the literary accomplish- ments in Tourmaline . . and of course, from sheafs of lecture notes, from weighty textbooks, from the depths of test-tubes and microscopes came the inevitable — exams of endless variety. All these things and so many more just as important come to mind now with something personal for each of us — for though the years pass quic kly, the memories are lasting. Commencement Week, until now a vague and dis- tant date, suddenly appears as a startling reality. Mary ' s Day — Class Day — the Senior Ball — the Baccalaureate Address — our coveted degree and the Graduation recessional — are all upon us. They, too, will soon become a part of our life — our history. But as life progresses, so does our history. Of that which has yet to be written on its pages, we can have no fear for we have been trained to a reasoned, intellectual Catho- licity, not to a nebulous pessimism born of doubt and ending in despair. There is then for us a hope — sprung from the truths we have learned here. With this hope in our hearts — symbolized by the sparkling greenness of the gem on our hands — we can not, we will not fail our Alma Mater whose engravened title surrounds our Tourmaline and our hearts. Through Rotunda doors swung outward now — we, the Class of 1951, carry that hope to a disheartened, despairing world. 179 9n, (pa Auiq We start our lives again as once we did Four years hence when with fervent hopes we bridged the space of maturity We had — Our year of youth and getting to know them all, The year of laughs with many a stumble and fall, A year of hope inside each head at night. And now on leaving, within us is installed The friendship of four years between us all. Yes, Class — We came with talent, fully aware Of loneliness that seemed too hard to bear. But the years saw us grow and by them learn Until today all our hearts and s ouls yearn For love and right in the world before us all And the Lord ' s luminous light over us enthralled. ffiaAA U)iIL Preamble We, the illustrious class of this year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-one, worn, weary, yet content, after having established a glorious record in the achievement of the cherished goal which four all too short years ago appeared so far distant, wish to impart, amid not a few tears, all too few memory pos- sessions so dear to our hearts, to you, " our very own " . To Your Excellency, The Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon we leave our pledge of fidelity and undying gratitude for the ample harvest we have reaped as a result of your tender sowings. Our gratitude is expressed in the special manner suited to hearts and minds united in their love of God — prayer. To our Vice-President, Dr. John R. Rooney, the graduating class of 1951 leaves prayers and sincere best wishes for your future health 180 and happiness. We will ever be mindful of your kindness and foresight in everything that would better establish our beloved college in the annals of time. To the Sisters of Saint Joseph whose reward for the untold services rendered us is not ten- dered by the world-wise, we would leave only what is contained in the heart of every Senior who realizes how much better fitted she is to take her rightful place in society as well as eternity, as a result of your teaching and example. To the entire faculty we, as recipients of your teachings, wish only to whisper a sincere word of thanks. Sincere, for sincerity has been the essence of your skillful instructions and incom- parable counsels. Thanks, for you have given of yourselves that we might benefit to the fullest degree. The Elms ' First Lady, Mary Walsh wills her command of the respect of all who meet her to next year ' s most honored Elmite. To Grace Hanley, so that she may always have the right shoes at the right time, Helen Vollinger bequeaths her peerless memory. To Mary Long in memory of her inspiring rendition of the Irish National Anthem, Terry Corley leaves her undying support of the Emerald Isle. " Bobbie " Eichorn bestows on Jean Baillar- geon her scissors, glue and future claim on U. of M. clippings. Our so-fortunate " third finger lefties " Mary Scaffidi, Betty Clark, Barbara Garde, Beverly Roy, and Rosemary Daniels leave their " spark- lers " to no one, but best wishes to all. To any lonesome Elmite Pat O ' Keefe leaves those enviable weekend Woonsocket visitors, including " Tam " . Louise Shea falls heir to Helene Brady ' s ever- welcome " Hi Girlie " ! To Ellen Dalgleish goes Joann Akey ' s love of furry animals and that western music. Betty O ' Brien leaves her beloved wide-eyed naivete to Margaret Sullivan. To anyone who craves company and news, is left lovable Marg Doolmg ' s place of honor in the Senior Annex. Dolores Murphy will be the happy recipient of Therese Bourdeau ' s originality in the writing of billets doux. Ruth Conlin donates her love of the grease paint and prize-winning ideas for Clarkson ice statues to any Junior possessing Rudy ' s diverse talents. To anyone interested in the manufacture of New Hampshire " dickies " , Ellen Baker relin- quishes her franchise. In a perfect spirit of giving Arlene Lynch bequeaths to Fran Donlin her month ' s supply of mid-night oil, still ample after four years of disuse. MARY S DAY, THE HEART OF COMMENCEMENT WEEK To next year ' s favored Sodality Prefect is willed Joan Shea ' s devotion to Our Lady. The love of chemistry so characteristic of Irene Mickelson is left to Marie Tangney. Marguerite Murphy and Anne Sullivan hand down their place of honor at ' ’Tara " and skill in Irish step dancing to all light-footed Elmites. To Marilyn Dillon goes Helen Kelly ' s reserved place at the Canasta Table and in the hearts of ' 51. " Evie " Matarese makes a parting gift of her precious collection of baby pictures for the future enhancement of Room 13. Mary Bresnahan relinquishes her house lot and brick to Marguerite Slattery. Ruth Vigeant leaves her extra minutes before philosophy class to any day-hop reluctant to leave home that early. To all fans desiring special attention at the Valley Arena is bequeathed Eileen Kattar ' s close affiliation with the Vaughn Monroe fan clubs. Clare Hurley falls heir to Rita Kellett ' s flair for " la poesie " . To " Scanny and her cranny " Gen Joseph leaves her ingenuity in interior decorating. Anne Finnegan entrusts her grass skirt, and love of anything “Jacked-Up " to perfect rhythm to some lucky junior. To exuberant " Mo " Bryson goes Betty Hen- nessey ' s constant joviality and musical talents. Joan La Plante makes over to Mary Roche her oratorical prowess. To Ellen Mayoral is handed down Marilyn Burns ' soft-spoken Pittsfield drawl. Bern " Vanderbilt " Donnelly wills her ability to pass for one of the “400 " to anyone who aspires to rub elbows with the elite at Bailey ' s Beach. Our one and only set of twins, Mary and Catherine Moylan, leave their quiet unassum- ing nature to future " Twinnies " . Mary " Belle " O ' Neil leaves her high school Spanish Class along with an optional one-way ticket to Northampton to Margaret Flynn. To Jane Christofori, Joan Williston, Glee Club Maestro, bequeaths her knowledge of the sharps and flats. " Barb " Millea reluctantly relinquishes her Holy Cross " Shaun " and her " city by the sea life " aspirations to any day hop interested in Navy life. " Lu " Morin will be a happy recipient of Eileen Doherty ' s beloved blue-eyed efferves- cence. To Karen Boden is left Margaret Bowen ' s unbelievable ability to get things done well and still get eight hours sleep. Dot Prendergast entrusts her office as Presi- dent of " Spooks Unlimited " Club to Anabel Padilla. In Joan Bowler ' s loving hands is trustingly placed Pat Mullins unique animal collection. To Helen Twigg and Therese O ' Connell, Jean Tanner and Mary Gill leave an enviable two- some. Phyllis " Froggy " Beaudin makes a parting gift of her inexhaustible supply of hats for gen- eral week-end use to Peggy Fitzgerald Joan McCarthy bequeaths to some aspiring law student the Thesis on Law in memory of Charlie. 181 Nan Reed leaves the memory of her smile of California sunshine to all who will miss her so, come May 28th. You have heard of the Dragon Lady? Well 5 I s " Leopard Lady " , Mary Trainor, entrusts “that robe to any aspiring Frances Buck. " Terrie " Lobley parts with her smiling ever- willing resourcefulness as Glee Club main-stay in favor of Madelyn Harte. To little sister Noreen, Claire O ' Melia bequeaths that unforgettable O ' Melia grace. " Katie " Ziter leaves her precious exuberance and endless support of the cause, " The Sea- side for Vacationtime, " to any future Senior who does not want to go to New York for her class trip. Jeanne Pepin leaves to " Jackie " Roy, who promises to air her plant, her honorary West- over Wings. Helen Caporale wills her env iable long-dis- tance magnetism. Could anyone else be that lucky? To Annmarie Donley goes June Sullivan ' s subtlety and that " model look”. Joanne Shea and Ann Larkin unite to leave in turn an alarm clock and a Fordham banner to the Senior study hall. Grace Syner relinquishes her " Good Will Taxi Service " in favor of some obliging day hop. " Dot " Kuhar leaves her thoughtful interest and speed in everything to Ann Sandberg. “Peg " Riordan relinquishes her well-worn path from O.L.E. to Elliot Street in favor of the next Elms ' messenger. To Rosemary Dwyer is legally made over Lucille DesRocher ' s versatility in math and chem. Marianne Lynch hands down her love of any- thing " Time ' Ty and forensic to Jean Fournier. Ruth Mealy leaves to the Elms her " little sis- ters " Mary and Jane to keep on high the Healy banner. " Lucky " Molter entrusts her incomparable ability to set your foot-a-tapping and put a song in your heart to " Fran " Ferrari. Maureen Hourihan bestows on Annette Raf- ferty her extensive Spanish vocabulary and unforgettable siestas. In favor of some " Elmite " with motherly instincts B. Duval parts with the snap shots of those nephews. " Flo " Nagle makes a parting gift of Rudolph and his red nose to a future Elm ' s " chanteuse " . " Barb " Finn relinquishes her half-interest in the Necco Candy Corporation, dentist bills, and her record of " Beloved Be Faithful " to some lucky Elmite. Definitely a part of the heart of ' 51 Mary A. Shea donates her class spirit and constant dependability to Mary Crane. Cathleen Cronin who never seemed to be able to move Pisa off that rock, entrusts the unfinished task to Mary Mahoney. The entire Senior Class bequeaths to all the underclassmen just these words, " We shall miss you " , along with an earnest request for prayers to fortify us in the cold world we are about to face where, we fear, friends like you will be difficult to find. Declaring this to be an entire disposition of our most cherished possessions we place our hand and seal to this document in this year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty one. The Senior Class of The College of Our Lady of The Elms Joan Vaughan Class Attorney JjCIAA. (p WjlhQUl Hello, Joan, 1 really can ' t talk but just a minute — just wanted you to know that I took care of everything while you were in Jamaica. Before I forget, thanks for the letters and snap- shots But I think you ' re getting foolish in your old age. Why? Out around here we call those " sittin ' " shoes. You don ' t expect to see people scaling sea-cliffs in them. They ' re what? Oh sure, I ' ve seen them advertised: Shoes by Jeanne O ' Shea " for the foot that wants to look different. " I bet they are built for comfort. By the way, the city officials have okayed your request to start the chain of " Shea ' s Swedish Smorgasbord. " For your opening, how about calling in Kelly Kuhar coast-to- coast caterers? They ' re really expert. You know, you should have some kind of entertainment for your opening night. While I was in Goggin ' s Advertising Agency the other day, looking at the signs and lay-outs, I began thinking that you should get a big name star. Now if you could get Katie Ziter, she ' d really attract business. While I was in there Prendy told me that Bev Cavanaugh has been named " Mother of the Year. " Right now Prendy ' s working on the lay- out for Evie Matarese ' s baby contest — " Baby ' s First Picture. " Evie has a wonderful business. Do I have news for you! This isn ' t supposed to be known but I heard that Florence Nagle is working as a private investigator. Right now she ' s tracking a pill — really gum in pill form. Marg Dooling was just about to have it pat- ented when it was stolen, so she has Florence covering the case. What a time I had on my vacation! Now I know why they call Belle ' s Beach the " Bailey ' s of the Pacific. " I spent two weeks at Sis O ' Neil ' s. Why, that place is sheer paradise. In fact, she even has one of Mary Gill ' s Sea-Vee sets. Imagine if you can — sitting right in the U. S. and watching Barb Finn and Anne Finnegan win the international canasta cup over in England 1 I ' d never seen such an exciting game. Joan Vaughan nearly died of excitement. Yes, she was there. Well, she was on tour but her pet bear Herman developed laryngitis so she ' s giving him a rest. Barb had to come home when she received a letter from Anne Sullivan saying that the school of Irish Dancing had become so popular she just had to have help. A letter from Marianne Lynch came in the mail today. She wanted to know if I was inter- ested in a life subscription to Time magazine — she ' s circulation manager now. Oh, I didn ' t know that either until I bought one the other day. I got it to read that article about Betty O ' Brien ' s debate with the Dean of Philosophy at Oxford. You ' ll have to read it. Heavens! I nearly forgot the tickets for Lucky Molter ' s " Chatterbox Revue " arrived. I ' m sorry we couldn ' t have made it for opening night. Winchell claims that it ' s the first musical in years to have such an excellent plot. Of course, that ' s all due to Joan LaPlante ' s excellent work on the script. According to Hedda Hopper, Ann Larkin stole the whole show with her song " Get a Man from Fordham and You ' ll Forget Your Boredom. " Has Eileen told you she wanted us out to the ranch for dinner that night? Oh, the ranch is coming along fine. I brought the sign out that awfully hot day - " Bar None Ranch for Under-Privileged Children - All Races, Creeds, Nationalities — E. Kattar, Proprietor. " Everyone is still talking about Cathy Cronin ' s fashion tea. Wasn ' t it the success, though? She certainly knows how to put on an affair. But if I were married to an " oil well " I wouldn ' t have much trouble either. Aren ' t the new fashions wonderful! Eileen Doherty ' s creations certainly are exciting. Remember that spring outfit — no — the one featured with a Phyllis Beaudin Original — yes — well, you ' ll see that in Ruth Conlin ' s new movie. Oh, rumor has it that Ruth is expected to get an Oscar for her latest picture. But Ruth says she doesn ' t care, she ' s so happy with her " Robert. " Tell me, is that true about Helen Vollinger starting a " Ship Ahoy " club for navy men? Yes ' ! I heard she ' s using the money she got from her x-ray gadget - the one that extracts seeds from oranges without damaging the skin. Guess what! I ran into Therese Bourdeau. Yes, our bumpers locked at Hollywood and Vine. We had a nice long chat while the wrecker unhitched us. Of course I paid for the wrecker. It was an open and shut case against me as soon as the police found out that Ther- ese was co-owner of Don ' s " Driving School " . Anyhow, it was wonderful seeing Therese again. We started talking about the girls. Did you know that Ruth Vigeant is an efficiency expert for the Springfield Street Railway? She has done wonderful service for the Elms day- hops: she has made the Chestnut and Orange Street buses finally connect. I asked Therese how Chicopee had fared without us and I gather the Class of ' 51 still holds sway there — at least in the person of Mary Agnes. In addition to " Shea ' s Seaside Sanctuary for book-weary Elms students, she ' s mayor of Chicopee. And last St. Patrick ' s Day, Chicopee staged an Irish parade that was the biggest they ' ve ever had. The Moylan twins as co-chairmen made it a regular mini- ature of the one they saw in New York in ' 51. Lenny Perry is stationed at Westover now. Therese said something about Betty giving Elms students private instructions in biology. Helen Sullivan spent the day with Betty when she stopped at Westover on the way to meet Neil, he ' s doing research for the Army. Helen told about being forced down on an Army base in the Aleutians. All the passengers went into the Red Cross U. S. O. and this you will not believe! There was leanne Pepin putting on a show for the fellows. Imagine, way up there! Did you see in this morning’s paper that the University of Massachusetts is going to play in the Rose Bowl New Year ' s? Bobbie won ' t miss this opportunity to bring her future all- stars to see Ray chalk up another victory. Talk about surprises Marilyn Burns dropped in to pay me a visit. She was down from Wash- ington on business. Marilyn is Collector of Internal Revenue. You know me, I never could figure out income tax returns. She said she likes the work - always was interested in that sort of thing. But I guess Washington gets too hot sometimes, particu larly when Marguerite and her Murphy Lobbyists get going Marilyn said she was in Pittsfield two weeks ago for the Daniels-Hall wedding. Apparently it was quite the affair. Rosemary had Seif up to help her plan it. So many of the Elms girls consulted Mrs. La T. about their weddings that Seif decided to go into the business — part time. The Diplomatic News ran a feature article on Buzzie Garde. I had to laugh when I read the caption, " From OSP to Italy — Rome Wel- comes New U. S. Ambassadress. " One of her first visitors was Willie. She ' s conductor of the Vienna Boys ' Choir now. Look, I ' ve been doing all the talking. You haven ' t told me anything about your trip to New York. I hope you got over to Radio City to see Mary Walsh and her dancing troupe. Oh, wonderful 1 Did they do the " Alice Blue Gown " specialty number? You saw Mary after. She said what? Joann Akey and Joanne Shea have a hospital in Springfield? Oh! The " Ake and Pain Dog and Cat Hospital ' ? Pretty good! Almost forgot. While you were away I picked up your mail. That book you sent for arrived- " Science is a Song " by Arlene Lynch. I started to read it - there ' s a chapter telling all about Irene Mickelson ' s new un- breakable lab equipment. Speaking of books, last night on TV I saw Rita Kellett ' s " Literary Revue " — she had a very timely program. She interviewed Tam O ' Shanter. I mean Pat O ' Keefe, illustrator for Bern Donnelly ' s children ' s stories. Pat loves her work and finds Bern ' s stories fascinating, but Bern keeps her so busy she really leads a dog ' s life. According to Rita, Margaret Bowen ' s book, " Common Everyday Mistakes in Latin, " is on the best seller list. Margaret founded a scholarship with the royalties. Don’t miss next week ' s program; Rita is going to interview her roommate, Ruth Healy, from Manhattan Tower. They ' re going to preview Ruth ' s book of memoirs, to be published soon. You don ' t mean it! Mary Bresnahan has really shocked the academic world? Academic gowns are supposed to be eleven inches from the ground? She really must have done research on it to come across that. According to this morning ' s news, Senator Joan McCarthy has backed Terry Corley ' s plan to send " Bombers to Britain. " England is all in a " tizzy " over it, Terry is suspected of having ulterior motives. While I think of it, don ' t forget to send a congratulatory card to Peg Riordan, Lu Des- Rochers and Grace Syner, on the opening of 184 their air line. They certainly have branched from their taxi service. You ' re right, they ' re sure to do well, especially with Lu handling the finances. I sent one of those " Betty Hen- nessey versatile verses. " It ' s too bad Bea Duval doesn ' t publish some- thing on being the perfect aunt. She has had enough experience with those nephews! I guess she ' s keeping " Gertrude ' s Gimmicks " in business. Pat has done well, the gimmicks have really put Rochdale on the map. Were you the one that told me that Genny Joseph was back from Lebanon for the sum- mer? She motored through Maine on vacation She was disappointed, though, — too much like a wilderness But Ellen Baker and Barbara Millea don ' t mind it at all They ' re teaching up there and they never get lonely. Genny went back early, she wanted to be in Europe for the Olympic Games. I think I heard they ' re being held in Spain this year. In fact, I know, because when Helene heard it, she sent every member of the U. S. Olympic Team a free copy of the Brady Spanish Diction- ary. There ' s no doubt about it: the U. S. will come out on top — at least in the women ' s field events. Moe Hourihan can certainly outjump any woman on the continent And then there ' s Claire O ' Melia, throwing the discus. Claire is bound to come out on top — they ' re being fooled by Claire ' s size. It ' ll be a walk away. It ' s a shame you had to miss June Sullivan ' s celebration, especially since you were in New York just a few days before. Imagine, she ' s completed one term as president of the Rocke- feller Foundation — Garments for Women. Variety has it that Terry Lobley, well known concert pianist, is netting a pretty penny since she ' s sponsoring Jean Tanner ' s latest help to the housewife, 101 Novel Uses for Raspberry Jam. Well, I ' ve really got to run now — someone ' s ringing the door bell. It sounds as if I have a wild herd out there. Oh-h-h! I should ' ve guessed it. It ' s " Rogue River Valley " time with that famous western gal of song, Mary Trainor. All the neighborhood is over to watch her on TV. I ' d better let them in, they ' re still ringing. ■k -k Who could have set an alarm? We still have three minutes before reveille. Let ' s quiet down before we get the sergeant in here. — Remember girls, we ' re in the Army now. 1. RING SUNDAY, SHINING TOURMALINES — 2. MCNAMARA S BAND 3. PROM PITTER PATTER 4. OPEN HOUSE - 5. GUARD OF HONOR — 6. . . THE CLOUDS ROLL BY " ! 7. LOOK PARK ANNUAL 8, DORM SANTA — 9. QUO VADIS? 185 1. IN THE FALL OF 47 " 2 BOBBIE. WHERE ' S YOUR PUSSY’ 3 WE SHOULD HAVE MORE MEETINGS ' 4 WE ARE WEAK AND YOU ARE STRONG 5 TIME OUT AT THE ELMATA 6 " AND NOW. AT LAST ... " 7 EANEY, MEANEY, MINEY, MOE 8 BE HO OLD. BE HO OLD 9 ACROSS THE ALLEY FROM THE ALAMO lO ALL THE WORLD ' S A STAGE 51, INJUNS ON IT 11. INTERCOLLEGIATE RELATIONS CLUB 12. AMER- ICA SINGS, COAST TO COAST 13 O KLAHOMA OKAY ' " 14 CAPS AND GOWNS FIRST DONNING 15 THE SULLIVANS 16 THE WILD ROSE 17 AD MULTOS ANNOS VIVAT! 18 INTERMISSION 19 OUR LAST CHRISTMAS STAIR SING Hon. Edward O. Bourbeau The Verdeoro Players Our Alumnae Juniors — Freshmen Our Sophomore Sisters Our Class Photographer, St. Germain 1421 Main Street, Springfield Our Yearbook Printer, Acker Printing Company 191 Chestnut Street, Springfield Jack Moulthrop, Representative Our School Caterers, Durocher Brothers The Blue Belle Snack Bar Springfield 7-4144 Springfield St., Chicopee Thank you so very much — The Seniors. 187 I ' , reeled I J JT ' OUR PATRONS This page is especially dedicated to our parents and relatives in grateful acknowledgement of their business and professional patronage of our year- book. We want to thank them for their very helpful cooperation. We wish especially to acknowledge Half pages from Parkway Theatres Inc. Sullivan’s Real Estate Quarter pages from Dr. and Mrs. E. C. DesRochers Leonard G. Healy Co., Engrossers E. W. Larkin and Co., Builders John F. Shea, Dairy Products 200 Boston Road, No. Wilbraham 92 Main Street, North Adams Chicopee Falls 170 Summer St., Boston Springfield 42 Naomi St., Chicopee Falls Eighth pages from William L. Hennessey, Land Surveyor Elias Joseph Molter Trans. Inc. Morris Fur Storage Mrs. Helen Woods Ludlow Fitchburg 787 Water Street 584 State Street, Springfield Northampton j - j - 189 Compliments of CHICOPEE SAVINGS BANK AUTO CLUB i OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY Loans for All Purposes THRIFT SAVINGS ACCOUNT 26 Bank Row, Pittsfield, Massachusetts CHRISTMAS CLUB TAX CLUB | CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES 24 Hour Service Courteous Drivers CLASS 0 F 1951 Dusty’s TAXI Service SPRINGFIELD PACKARD LOREN MURCHISON CAB SERVICE j C( . 6-7737 and 2-6100 333 Washington Street All T[ew Packard Clipper Cabs BOSTON 8, MASS. At Tour Service John F. Stokes B.C. ’49 District Manager 190 137 BRIDGE ST , SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of RANGE and FURNACE OILS ABC TAXI CO. Tel. Chicopee 2054 AUTH All drivers Ex-servicemen 607 Belmont Avenue PHONE 7 1468 Day and Night We 256 l 2 Exchange St. Never Sleep Chicopee COAL COKE Compliments of 1). Co Canly Co. J. BAKER MASONS ' SUPPLIES . FACTORY SHOE OUTLET SAND AND GRAVEL 133 Main Street, Spencer 15 Jason Street, Worcester 12 School Street Chicopee, Massachusets 837 State Street, Springfield Compliments of BELLES RESTAURANT Boston Road BEAUDRY ' S MARKET No. Wilbraham, Mass. 666 Chicopee Street Tel. 8150 L. J. CLICHE, Prop. Specializing in Italian and Telepone 8826 American Cuisine Willimansett, Mass. DANCING NIGHTLY COMPLIMENTS OF LOUIS BREGOU INC. BEAUTY SALONS BLARES RESTAURANT Worcester — Fitchburg — Southbridge 191 F. J. Maloney Athletic Outfitter 338 Dwight Street SPRINGFIELD, MASS. MITCHELL ' S FILLING STATION “Service with a Conscience” 437 SPRINGFIELD STREET Tel. 3091 Compliments of MONTGOMERY ' S ROSES Hadle . Massachusetts MORIARTY DRUG PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORE JOHN F. MORIARTY, Reg. Pharmacist FLORENCE. MASSACHUSETTS STETSONS MEN WOMEN SPRINGFIELD : MASS. More hr the Pair — L ess by the Year NATIONAL LIBRARY BINDERY WEST SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS H titles and Praye rbouks Boa ut i fully Bound Tel. 3-7145 T. J. CONWAY CO. PLUMBING AND HEATING ( ' . o n t r a c t o r .v 77 WINTER STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Phone 2-5131 192 Curtains Blankets Hand Ironing a Specialty " The House of Quality ” 333 Belmont Ave. 6-3616 Harry Samble, Pres. Moth Proofing Weather Proofing Fur Cleaning and Storage We Own and Operate Our Own Plants A. Boilard Sons Inc. Builders ' Supplies Leo A. DesRochers Sand — Gravel — Loam 195 Oak Street Indian Orchard, Mass. Tel. 81161 — 8767 — 8048 Trucking Bulldozers and Shovels for Rent Cellar Excavating Telephone Holyoke 2-4301 Telephone Chicopee 2606-J COMPLIMENTS OF DILLON FUNERAL HOME 124 Chestnut Street : Holyoke, Mass. 193 Distinguished FRANK C. 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DUNLOP James J. Dowd Son FLORIST Insurance FLOWERS and GIFTS HOLYOKE : MASS. CHICOPEE, MASS. 195 f I THE HAIL M Al{ I’H I RZR contributes to the child’s dail spiritual growth in addition to its application as an art accessory. Ihe complete frieze can be used as a permanent decoration for the walls of a child ' s room or the classroom. Contains a beautifully illustrated booklet of activities. Price, per set, $1.00 MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY, SPRINGFIELD 2, MASS. l exce A ence ... in design craftsmanship and quality RINGS PINS MEDALS CHARMS CUPS PLAQUES TROPHIES JEWELERS FOR YOUR CLASS RINGS ’it U i Nil ' C TUtINJCS o 1 1 ci s OH ci » s i HEW YORK 73 TREMONT SI . BOSTON S. MASS, provioemce R. C. FIT Z CO. PRINTERS and ENGRAVERS Telephones 2-3693 — 4 6671 347 WORTHINGTON STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 196 BRULIN CO. INC. Manufacturers of Floor Treatments, Cleaners, Insecticides and Disinfectants. R. J. (Bob) McMullan N. H. 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