Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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•««; wu ,.v v«.v ...v.rt v .,v ■ w.v . .s y V : :: ' ; ; 1 1 n i 1 Wf ■ m ' ' m! ' r £$ ffo. •: i Jig lii «■« » •« ELMS COLLE 1 291 tcrticoMi h l ARCHIVES HELD ST. [ 01013-2839 HI f 1 1 ■ STAFF Laurie J. Stearns, Patricia A. Byrnes, Mary A. Nai, Elaine M. O ' Brien Editor-in-Chief O O 0, 0 c " v x Ex-ojHdio ' siness ianag r M r-t- Ed itoi Assistant Literary Editors: Carmen L. Chiara Jane M. Healy M. Clare Hurley Ann M. Sandberg oreivon Rising in the momentary pain that surrounds a coming to birth, mingled in the feeble stirrings of hearts waking to ma- turity, caught and held in the tensile strands spun out with the beginnings of wisdom, joy has accompanied our every step here. Now, in this moment of parting, our rejoicing turns a bit about the edges with a touch of the sadness that inevitably comes with leave-taking, but in the knowledge of truth and of beauty and of goodness to which we have come, we find a depth of sureness to remove all sorrow from our present and from our future. From this pleasant shelter we go forth into a world which is neither hard nor cruel, but which struggles today in a guick- sand bred of opposition — opposition ultimai8lvNrr ' 0od - i]d to H i s Truth. To it we bring the gift of jo its simplicity for it consists whollwdh WhTa n ' sCV will to the Divine Will, a gift give. A 4 U) bund fry in Dedication i Faculty and Instruction 10 Activities — Fall, Winter, Spring . . 32 Clubs 72 Classes — Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 96 Seniors and Commencement 1 10 Patrons 154 DIRECTORIES Freshman 101 Sophomore 105 Junior 109 Senior 139 (Dsuluoaiwti Because you were a freshman here in 1949, as were we, the respect and affection with which we dedicate this " Elmata " to you are not chilled by any thought that you are withdrawn from us or unknown to us. We feel that you are not only the President of our college and our friend, but also a member of the Class of 1953. In the course of the four years we have spent here, you have walked beside us — learning to love the majesty that stone and steel have built here, deeply aware that without the spirit that dwells here and those whose lives are dedi- cated to watching over it there would be only futility in the beauty. Though a portion of our hearts may remain behind, we must leave now to travel into the future; you alone of 1953 will continue as before. In presenting you this, the record of our memories, we feel free to make one request of you: we ask only that you care gently for the hands that have held us, that you keep glowing for those who come after, the joy we have found here. 7 £cce SaathdoA ' YYlaqnuA To put Bishop Weldon into words, to describe the man of our year, is to picture a modern missionary bearing Christ to men on State Street; a man with an age-old vision and a warm breeze of manner that extends to the four corners of his diocese and far beyond. A servant as well as a leader, a man as well as a bishop, he finds joy in life and in God. As president of the college, Bishop Weldon has given it a selfless share of his multi-divided time and interest. Between conferences and callers, the bishop has been a welcome visitor here since, in the spring of our freshman year, we shared together the experiences of verdant newcomers to the Elms. Since then, he has been with us at many of the traditional ceremonies, the parties, and the concerts that have brought us joy upon joy. Jishop first with our chaplains close behind. In a casual three-corner confer- ence President Weldon, Student Body President Helen Nee and Senior Class President Patricia Byrnes discuss an amusing aspect of affairs of state. Student and executive administrators meeting in- formally learn to respect each other ' s views on Elms ' government. Dm (plaaui TLoLIa This year the presence of our Bishop and his words have added to our appreciation of ceremonies already made more beautiful by a glow of senior sentimentality. After the Mass of the Holy Ghost in September, he gave us a thought for many a semester: that these years of our college career are not mere preparation for life, but a most important part of life itself. In our mood of memories will be the sunny Jubilee Mass with Bishop Weldon officiating, sharing honors with two brother bishops, but seem- ing somehow, more than they, to feel the significance of the day. Cap and Gown Sunday, the real beginning of our year, began with his blessing; as we graduate, his gift to us on Baccalaureate Sunday and Graduation Day is more permanent than posies, more constant than a watch. He sends with the class of 1953 his benediction of joy. Guard of honor reception-lines the hall Bishop Weldon leafs through paste-preserved memories in his personal scrapbook. Veronica Butry- mowicz and Ann Sandberg share custody of the news- paper clippings and pictures that we cherish as our souvenirs. acu Ity and dJnitmcti on The faculty of a liberal arts college does not attempt merely to give to its students a sterile knowledge composed of uninterpreted facts and figures, but reaches ever towards development of the complete, mature, purposeful individual. In the words of Cardinal Newman, you who teach here have sought " to open the mind ... to enable it to know, arid to digest .... and to use its knowledge. " Sitting before you, we have seen you as our exemplars; from you we hove learned to think, to consider, to weigh and to judge rightly. We do not turn from your hands, but move away, quietly, forward on the paths you have shown us, carrying with us a lesson which has underscored your every word, implicit if not articulated — the art of living, simply the art of Ipymq -R LOuest- ing only a niche in that portion succession of classes that have pas edNm(poi5g1 offer our gratitude, our affecti in the ways of wisdom you a 1 O J ' oculhj Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, D.D. President Right Reverend George A. Shea, D.D., Ph.D. Vice-President Sister Rose William, B.A., M.A. Dean Reverend Thomas B. Pierce, B.A., J.C.B., S.T.D. 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, B.A., M.A. Philosophy Sister Helen Joseph, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. English Sister Mary Cornelius, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. French. Italian, Spanish Sister Teresa Marie, B.A., M.A. Mathematics 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. Journalism Sister Mary Eugene, B.A., M.A. English. Eat in Sister Margaret James, B.S. Biology Sister Anna Cecilia, B.A., M.A. Eatin. Mathematics Sister John Martha, B.A., M.A. II istory. Social ogy Sister Maria Maurice, B.S. Chemistry, Physics Sister Rose Dolores, B.A. English. Spanish Sister Teresa Daniel, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian, Child Literature Sister Florence Joseph, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian Sister Mary Oswald, B.A., M.A. Education, History James L. Shea, B.A., M.A., Ph.L. Chemistry Mrs. Douglas J. Wright, B.S. B i olo gy , Chemistry Charles R. Gadaire, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Biology Robert I. O ' Herron, B.S., M.A. Chemistry Mrs. Guerdline K. Curran, B.S. in Phys. Ed Physical Ed a cal in n 12 Tlew [ ice (pheAiderii Wjm ufmfx Shea When the procession of Ecclesiastical dignitaries, resplendent in joyous magenta robes, ushers in the graduating class of 1953, a newly appointed college officer will assist. The auditorium, the ceremony, the faces will be familiar ones to him because as a former faculty member he has witnessed many commencements just like ours. To the student body too, his presence will not be strange because he has been, in recent years, an appreciative first-rower at school performances, a welcomed guest at song-spree parties and a seasoned friend. His place af fhe college is well established — as the friend-philosopher, the guest and the host, the participant and promoter of fhe Elms. Inveferafe Elms ' supporter, Msgr. Shea enjoys a red- letter banguet. A musical welcome indicates student enthusiasm for fhe new Vice-President and long time friend. 14 On J ' CunilwJi )Aoimd J. Shea — freshman and ni In the earliest Elms ' yearbooks Msgr. Shea is listed as " Professor of Philosophy " . Elmites of twenty-five years ago, the girls who sported black stockings and white collars and cuffs, remember him as the op- timistic and sympathetic professor, by whose split- second schedule watches could be accurately set. Now, as Vice-President, Msgr. Shea executes admin- istrative duties replacing his former academic assign- ment. However, blazer-bright Elmites today in 8:30 a.m. philosophy classes scan tan covered outlines written by George A. Shea, S.T.D., Ph.D. This substantial foundation from a true lover of wisdom is one of many tangible evidences of conscientious services he has rendered to the school. In the Fathers ' month, March, when our fathers were feted at their honorary banquet, Msgr. Shea first visited the college in his new capacity as Vice- President. It seemed fitting that he should join us at this time when fathers gather with their daughters because he, with our President, Bishop Weldon, constitutes our scholastic parentage. They are our guides to universal truth; they are our patrons of student endeavor. Always applauding student endeavors, Msgr. Shea and Bish- op Weldon add their encouraging ovations during show time. ifcdiqhm and Our chaplain, respected for spiritual dignity and verbal eloquence . . . our religion professor, noted for a subtle appreciation of humor. An unfaltering interest in all Elms events assures him a warm welcome at any activity. Instigator of many enlightening class- room discussions, he has always given us his sincerest opinions. In our own college chapel, at numerous banquets, at Liturgy meetings near and far, and on radio broadcasts, Father Pierce has been a source of deepest pride to all Elmites. REV. THOMAS B. PIERCE, S.T.D. (. ha plain Religion A feature of the Senior Marriage Course, the bread-baking contest was won by Lois MacGregor. Here ' s hop- ing a most domestic future home-maker will really make her tea-kettle sing. With Kathryn Larrow, Father works out plans for promoting the Liturgy on college campuses throughout the country. tRsdiqion QLcl asia REV. JOSEPH A. BURKE, S.T.L. Chaplain — Religion A little over two years ago a young, newly appointed Religion Professor hurried to class, introduced himself to curious students and began the class hour with a speaker ' s informal joke. But unlike the trite and staid witticisms that most formal speakers use to relax their audiences this professor immedi- ately gained stature and laughs with his indubitable Irish wit and unique impersonations. With an acquired Elms cap, a shattered conveyance and a second love of sports he has unceas- ingly afforded us many delightful and uproarious moments and has, in addi- tion, as moderator of Our Lady ' s Sodality and speaker of our banquets imparted to us words of spiritual and serious import. Equally as professor, speaker, sports enthusiast and spokesman of Our Lady, he has inevitably merited a special niche in our remembrances. 17 (phiLoAophy Though some may doubt, women are as capable of understanding philosophy as are men — when they set their minds to it. To judge the burden of his some- times nearly impossible task of making St. Thomas comprehensible to fifty-two feminine souls, only a close examination of our professor ' s left shoulder is neces- sary. The philosophical studies of our college days, as presented by this unwavering defendant of Thomist the- ories, have been brightened by his humor and even disposition. With his early morning arrivals, Room 12 often assumed a characteristic appearance of schema-decked blackboards and shades of purple . . . and white. An unperturbed manner has armed him with the patience essential to the successful refutation of many classroom difficulties. A special place has been reserved in our Elms’ memories, for you, Father Stafford. Although we never quite found the words to tell you, although often our actions may have seemed to belie our thoughts, we recog- nized you as a man who did not have to wait for age to bring wisdom. In the young and agile mind which has learned to walk in simplicity all things are apportioned their proper value. Having sat before you these two years, we take with us the inspiration that has been a part of our every contact with you. REV. ROBERT H. STAFFORD, S.T.D. Philosoph v J. Hogan, R. Crowley, Father, L. Stearns, G. Hanley, M. Lynch Seniors, baffled by the in- tricacies of Natural Theology, corner a speedy professor for extra-class questioning before he and his cloud of dust flash off down Springfield Street. 18 I yodaqoqi { Rereading and recalling the heroic feats of these daring men found even us fascinated as we studied them in the Children ' s Literature course. This prerequisite for all prospective teach- ers and parents offered a multiplicity of attractions and temptations, and opened to us a second time that world of immeasurable marvels and fantasies which we had foolishly come to think remote from us. A. Sandberg, E. Ferry, Sr. Teresa Daniel Senior teachers met junior-size students on their own level during the eight- week practice period this fall. Receiving regular scholastic credit for their field work, seniors in the education courses conducted classes under the guidance of critic teachers, and came away with future-forming impressions in their minds as well as in their observation books. This first hand acquaintance with grammar school goings-on provides the experience invaluable in filling out school department applications. J. Maranville Kindergarten — Bowe School E. McDonnell ' 45 Fortunately for children there has always been the land of treasures and adventures to replace the dull and humdrum monotonies of life. For most children these ephemeral wonders are found in books of noble and courageous ventures like those of Robinson Crusoe or William Tell. c ' XibJucViif Science A large and well-lighted reading room occupying the better half of the third floor in the Administration Build- ing is the scene of hourly studying, reading and browsing. Typical of most libraries, this reading-reference room is a veritable exchange box of ques- tions and information. For student librarians it is the busiest and most vital mecca in the daily life of the college — and the most re- warding. Here during training they are confronted with elusive facts, knotty problems to solve, new books to prepare, and many behind-the-scenes jobs to accomplish. Learning to use the card catalog Paints, chalk, crayons, designs and models were the order of the day in February when senior education stu- dents were registered for a fifteen-hour course given by Miss Wilma Geer. Enthusiastically enjoying this plunge into their future as teachers, seniors discovered within themselves hitherto unknown talent, and their efforts were rewarded at the end of the session with art certificates and a confidence in their newly-acquired handcrafts- manship. ( fiioloqi} CHARLES R. GADAIRE, Ph.D. Biology " Hi! " — a greeting in true Elms- campus-fashion — friendly, coopera- tive Dr. Gadaire of the split-second, cross-city schedule has arrived. A personal charm radiating interest and enthusiasm, an intellect and wit at home in any setting, combine to assure him of a bright spot in all our memories. Lectures with parentheses for family anecdotes, the ready " lift " to school, the annual caf-Christmas party for science majors, the diversity of talents and interests, the dignified air, the well-rounded gentleman, the college professor — the list becomes short with space. But the personality and knowledge are absorbing. Instructor in the Natural Sciences he is the dynamo, the spark, the human generator of all class and hall discussions whether they be science, AIC, or the peculiarities of human nature. With a healthy combination of biological terms and college phonetics he veritably attracts a walking seminar wherever he goes. But if it appears unusually difficult to identify him in the corridor then the clear laughing voice is the unmistak- able clue. Part of the physiology course is a demonstration in the technique of taking blood pressure. Above students have Dr. Gadaire doing the honors while two members of the class look on. One of them seems to be momen- tarily questioning the normal- ity of the results. Could be that Dr. Gadaire is becoming doubtful! 21 With ready access to the bones and wired ligaments of primitive animals and man, science students here receive a detailed explanation of the lower part of a skeleton they are studying. Apparently in- tent on absorbing the infor- mation, they will later be applying it in experiments and demonstrations of their own — all of course before Dr. Gadaire. ClrwnL Jbiy JAMES L. SHEA, M.A. Chemistry The most difficult task, according to all science professors, is the conversion of theoretical student study into tangible stu- dent practice. For this profound professor the labs are a busy part of his schedule, and a place for complementing theory with experiment. A reserved, determined teacher and observant lab advisor, he imparts to his students a knowledge gained through years of conscientious study, a knowledge tem- pered by quiei, restrained humor. 22 As sophomores these two science students have been eagerly watching and absorbing lab techniques for over a year now. Above, Mr. Shea demonstrates the simple but some- what confusing procedure of " prep- aration. " With apparatus set up and flasks removed from the lab closets he begins by mixing a solu- tion. At this point his two erstwhile students took over and concludeo the experiment. The results were various but no injuries were incurred, and " that is an important factor in trial experimentation, " says Mr. Shea. Scientific education isn ' t play. Careful chemists paraphrase their strenuous objections to Romberg ' s Student Prince who insisted that " education was scientific play. " The study of science demands absolute accuracy and attention to natural laws that allow for no improvisation or guesswork. Since a sudden slip of a test-tube might produce an unexpected explosion or a frustratingly neutralized combination, students of science watch and work to master their subject. Slightly on the safer side for both the students and the professor is the study of the complex but colorful chart of atomic weights that covers one wall of the Chemistry Lecture Hall. With world wide interest in atomic and hydrogen research these students display avid concern over the decimal weights of the symbols. It is only the starting point but nevertheless a good beginning. ROBERT I. O ' HERRON, M.A. Among the many scientific endeavors that absorb a greater part of this pro- fessor ' s time are the lectures of scientific significance he gives at the Elms. Last to arrive for 4:30 afternoon sessions he couples his formal notes with rather original chalk designs and chemical equations that are a common source of amusement and speculation to his students. An accom- plished scholar with a rich background of research and lab experience he brings an uncommon blend of knowledge and prac- tical experience to satisfy inquisitive science students. (phijAiccd QhswuAtAy Blackboard murals of figures and formulas, to be explained, analyzed and finally erased only after they have been permanently etched on the mind . . . these are the important tongue and memory-twisting pre- liminaries to the more rewarding experimental evidence of Physical Chemistry. Mr. O ' Herron traces with chalk the fundamentals of science; out- lining the struggle for understanding that lies behind the portrait of the test-tube scientist in the unruffled white coat. 24 (Bioioqjf MARY D. WRIGHT, B.S. An unfamiliar sound to the name, but a familiar brightness in the smile. Mrs. Wright has been a home-loving professor for almost a year now, but upper-class and faculty tongues still connect a more identi- fiably Irish name with wavy garnet hair and faintly sprinkled freckles. Initiator of the mysteries of freshman science (such as formaldehyde frogs), in- structor in senior laboratory ventures into bacteriology and botany, patience is her virtue, hand-in-hand with interest and an earnest way with explanations. Definitely a person you like to say " Hi " to, as she surries through the halls, heels clicking, casual camel coat open, keeping pace with a busy schedule. A Freshman in a Biology lab has a beginner ' s fear of the unknown — in this case, of amoebas and frogs. But after first-hand experience with the scientific joys of dissection, her views ch ange considerably until even the dissecting scissors and probe fit familiarly between her fingers. Under Mrs. Wright ' s patient direction, the real marvels of zoology become meaningful and distinct from the cloudy smell of formaldehyde. 25 (phyAicA Out of sheer curiosity two inquisi- tive students came to examine the peculiar apparati in the physics lab. Meanwhile, Sister Oswald spotted them and proceeded to do a little explaining. Very obviously what they viewing was a grating spectograph which is used in the analysis of unknowns for their metallic constituents. Slightly vague but impressed with Sister s demonstra- tion the students left with minds half submerged in a scientific maze. were QouAnali m The search for the new, " the discovery of the spark, " — these characterize the journalists. In their ingenuity — challenging positions as staff members of the school newspaper and magazine — they keep their horn rims well polished to recognize the new approach to an old theme, the new and striking twist of words and phrases, the sparks of feeling, understanding, and wit. They are alert and they are eager. Never satisfied with the preceding issue, they aim always for something better, some bigger story, some better feature, some more lasting word. They are familiar because they are always scouting for talent and opinion, and " What do you do in the . . . ? " , " In your opinion, what is ... ? are frequent conversation quotes from them. Besides recording student voices, journalists are wide-eyed on world affairs. Thus, class time is time for a surveyal of the contemporary, a time for exercising the mind ' s criti- cal faculties and a time for develop- ing an ability to weigh and to judge. Imagination — the magical coat- ing of a bare walled room into an invigorating workshop; the breath and depth of artistic intentions. Util- ization, the policy of the group turns paper and paste into animal figures; bits of clay into bowls and pottery. Creation, the work of the artist completed in holiday crafts — a paper Pilgrim, a Valentine heart doll, shadowed silhouettes. A flourish of self-expressive work is dis- played in the tonal contrasts of the finger painting, the results of experimenting hands. Art shows animation when the class, after writing skits or using familiar fairy tales like " Rumpelstiltzken, " make puppet characters to illustrate their combined talents. Helen Nee and Christine Sullivan show their young guests the creche in the foyer. Appealing to these and to all young hearts, the crib, banked by leaves and lights, has a warm air of reality. The Art classes constructed the figures as one of their Christmas projects together with greeting cards and winter scenes. Manufactured from the elementary materials of heavy corrugated cardboard and tempera, the simple, colorful manger brings to the impersonal marble of the foyer the intimate touch of Bethlehem. 27 (physical Education GERALDINE K. CURRAN, B.S. Like the patient instructor she is at heart, Mrs. Curran of the physical education de- partment has been directing and solving the athletic ills of the Freshman classes. As she sees it her prospective student-stars are willing to learn and eager to get in the games. But whatever the athletic ability of the student is Mrs. Curran provides an extensive range of activities for a campus of bustling sports ' enthusiasts. Volley-ball practice, here directed by Mrs. Curran as part of gym period activities, not only brings proficiency in the sport, but helps to develop that long, lithe look for which the modern collegian strives. 28 m MA um Some subjects we sample; in one we specialize, for a liberal arts program covers a round range of material. Included in its scope are both esthetics — in the appreciation of classical literature or the sound and form of the languages — and exercise — in analyzing sociological data, historical fact or problems in calculus. Lectures, discussion periods, research papers. By these means we make the intimate acquaintance of fhe subject we have chosen as our major. A great deal of concentrafion qualifies us as specialists, while our general education molds us into well-rounded individuals. QLaAA dujrd Md II! u ' v»l,‘ A A ljur wi n The groves of Academe seem more inviting when the atmosphere is informal. Academic club meetings sometimes have the aspect of a seminar, buf always retain the easy air of an open discussion. From the college lecture series, each girl takes from each speech whaf most specifically appeals and applies fo her. Individual research and leisure-hour reading in fhe library hold fhe pleasure of fime sfolen from a full schedule; yet knowledge so gained has a measureless value. It has not been acquired because it was assigned, but for its own intrinsic worth. Si JteM o$ Saint QuA ph To you who have taken up your lives in the shadow of Joseph we speak now, in words incapable of transmitting the depth and the reverence of our feelings for you. Whether we find you in the classroom, hurrying down a corridor, moving across the campus, or in chapeled peace, there is for each of us reassurance and strength Hkf simply in the sight of you — reassurance and strength that rise from the knowledge that the truths you unveil for us are sufficient to a life, are therefore valid and to , ' ■’W ■ ' - be taken in their fullness. blow deep has been your impression on us is a quantity that has in all probability often seemed doubtful to you. But the impact of a word or a glance or a smile can sometimes be measured only in the heart that has received it, and so perhaps this life will never tell you completely of the changes you have made, of the good you have created, of the firmness you have instilled. Nor will this life reward the love that surrounds your every action here. Not an idle word spoken in haste, without thought or conviction, is our gratitude, but springing from the warmth generated by recognition and response in attentive hearts, it is a poem of praise, of affection and of fond remembrance. Because we have learned trust from you, we know that fullness of recompense awaits you and, speaking your name in our prayers, we implore blessing and protection upon you. »!•] MSSSSSI pia vawHs • ak Mi%:a Hr $«3ks»jiMa ■ uwvasOTttf ■ • W«i i ■i KCUWC3 v rjKJK. r,; -Activities Centered in celebration of the Jubilee Year, campus activ- ities this year have ranged from the mystical thought of a Max Jordan to the pink-pearl luster of a Junior Prom. A Jubilee Lecture Series, a glimpse at the music and pageantry of the Basque peoples with Euzkadi and a two performance visit by the United States Navy Band brought an extra silvered glow to this year that was our last. Stimulation of the extra-special, whether a Christmas pag- eant in an unpretentious lounge setting or Cap and Gown Sunday with our President-Bishop in attendance, was the one Leaves kicked and pressed by the soles of our shoes Wind gnarling and pulling loose ends of our hair Our hands deep in the pockets of our coats Graced and taut and strangling the air That picks at the hems and pleats of our skirts. It ' s fall in fhe air — and we ' re autumn fresh As if for once we didn’t know or even care What the rain and the wind would bring in the night. Gut in the heart that seemed reckless with song The secret was there and it was hard not to shout And fl.ng out the arms and find if we could The words thaf might say that another Like this we would never see nor even compare With the year that had gone nor the years before And can if be selfish to claim these leaves and Wind all our own if our memories and hands Are eager to share? understanding of the student spirit. Bishop Weldon made us feel that these college years — the best we will know — should be, more than mere preparation, a well-spent, important part of our Christian career. Informally speaking Formal address Stair-singing round the rotunda, we revived old favorites and injected new enthusiasm into " Now we are the senior class. " Then hinting strongly for a customary favor, we encircled the departing Bishop. Feminine wiles mu 1 - tiplied three hundred-fold, or more probably, sheer amusement at such prudent foresight, gained for us the promise of a future carefree, class-free holiday. 35 A sincere " Welcome back " and substantial words of encouragement echoed with a true S pi mJbeA 20 Together Bishop Weldon and the assembled student body recited prayers of invocation and petition to the white Dove of Wisdom. The Mass of the Holy Ghost, the first official act of the school year, has an especial warmth because of our customary priest-people offer- ing of the Missa Recitata. Mass of the Holy Ghost Holidays are the best of days but there is always a tingle of excitement in starting a new school year. Flashing September days are orientation days for Seniors, unsteady on the last rung of the class ladder, for Juniors, alone without their big sisters, and for Sophomores, as new tenants in O ' Leary. But the Frosh have a major orientation. Wel- comed by a succession of class parties, they soon forget backward glances at home and high school days. They hum school songs, decide the halls of the Administration Building are not so long and meet new classmates, roommates and friends in two hundred spirited Elmites. Barbara Brunet intro- duces " little " sisters to Sister Helen Joseph and the routine of registration. Most of the freshmen who haven ' t ready-made junior sisters would agree that it ' s nice to have an experi- enced guide the first day on campus. Sr. Helen Joseph; Constance, Barbara and Joan Brunet; R. O ' Connell Greeting M. Sullivan, D. S kei vis, M. Bryson and W. Wojtaszek There are very special reasons why Bishop Wel- don is the most welcome guest on campus not the least of which is his personal charm, easily recognized by new stu- dents, and his patient response to feminine pleas for study-free days. OjwJbA (Band to Sidtcuu Arab Gallagher encounters Caliph Gagnier. What ' s In a picture is the Koda- chrome method of advertisement. It is supposedly the effective and suc- cessful way of perpetuating action and memory through color. To this especially the Freshmen agree and unburden wallet-sized snaps of fheir initiation to prove it. They are not wrong. There is no question as to what these photos express. The white sheets around the girls could suggest many things — from ghosts to goblins to even Roman slaves. But the extended headdress, the humble curtsy, and the cry of Allah inexpressibly caught on the lips are unmistakable clues of the lowly Arabs of Hinterland. " Make that bed, " " Clean that rug, " and " then do yourself an Irish jig " are some of the commands labeling the photos. And of course none others but the Seniors are the officiating Sultans. With the High Caliph Gagnier instigating the orders the submissive Arabs could be none too obliging as the one above. But tortures have a way of ending and the snapshot below captures the overnight transition. Completing the penance the lowly Freshman subjects gather on stage to receive prizes for extraordinary display of " fealty " and sportsmanship. M. Lynch ' s assumed severity lost on light-hearted Arabs is! y y Jf N ' „ ,-T T May you wear them ever. ' ■ t i A , I ..A : ylmA VUqhi Balcony scenes are in the best tradition of drama. On Elms Night this is twice as true, for the sight of seniors sere- nading the costumed frosh from on hiqh is at once touching and comical. The ceremony ends with the " Gaudeamus, iqitur ... L x I r ci bestowal ot tlms caps on the initiated as symbols of fulfillment and of sisterhood. But before this climax, the freshmen had to complete the last assignment of their initiation in a skit synopsizing the three day endurance test. Grand Sultan Peggy Lynch and Sally Gagnier held court as seventy-two lowly Arabs shed their acquired air of head- lowered humility to provide a sultanish sneer of amusement at their expense. Finally the efforts of the lowly ones were rewarded as they were recognized by their royal masters for their spirit and sportsmanship. A feeling of shared fun came into being before the Arabs folded their sheets about them for the last time and forever slipped away. Upturned freshman faces watch Elm - green caps come spinning through the air. Eager for the one her senior has thrown, each Arab waits till they fall to scramble for possession. May they wear them through the years. 38 £uMcn r jsxVi —J ' ffimal Opsminq Candlelight Procession Today there are many Jubilees. Jubilees of all kinds and with all different significances. Jubilees of national celebration, regional import and Jubilees just of the heart and soul. It ' s hard to classify this particular Silver Jubilee of the College of Our Lady of the Elms as one of the heart and soul. It may be even contradictory because this Jubilee has all the outward manifestations of joy and celebration. Yet, this joy and celebration originated first on the inside — inside the heart and soul and from there cried out for the college formed in order of a pro- cession — a candlelight ceremony. Starting from the lower end of O’Leary Hall the participants walked in the early darkness of the evening carrying flickering wax candles in their hands and reciting the rosary. Circling the east half of the grounds they entered the central gates of the College that led to the statue of Our Lady of Grace before the Administration Building. Here flanked by religious, visitors and spectators the Blessed Sacrament was exposed and the closing prayers marked the official introit of the Jubilee Exercises. expression. This expression was first found in the land and in the Gothic buildings that were built upon it. But its first origins were of the type that came from the mind, from the mind of one who has had a dream and has wished to perpetuate it. Through the real and practical im- plementation of th’s dream the joy and celebration the College marks this year is one that is founded in the sacrifice and generosity of its pioneers, bene- factors, teachers and students. And formally on the night of October third, the present members of the student body and faculty of 39 " It was once said of a great man If you seek moments look about you, ' " he began. " This splendid campus bears mute but grandiloquent economium implicit in these superb college build- ings and the intangible e vidences of educational excellence. " Honoring the two co-founders, Mother John Berchmans and Most Rev. Thomas M. O ' Leary, for the need they saw of a girls ' college and the great good that could be derived from it, the Bishop declared that as it stands the college is the practical visualization of their dream and reflects " the mind and idealism of the Church. " The distinguished dignitary stressed the importance and value of the edu- cative process stating that parents are the first teachers and the home, the first school. It is in the home that the identity and individualism of the child are first defined. The Bishop challenged those " shallow-brained exponents of so-called Liberalism " who hold that the State supersedes the parents in the right to educate. " Catholic parents, " the Bishop con- tinued optimistically, " are convinced that the full man cannot be educated by a truncated education which gives no thought to God. Education without God is a misnomer and an anomaly. " In conclusion the Bishop expressed gratitude for a Cafholic educational system posited on the inalienable rights of man, and praised God for the shrine of learning dedicated to the greatest of all mothers. J ' OimdsAA ' (bay The sun emerged from behind the cumulous clouds and the silver jets soared in the midst leaving a wake of light and warmth behind them. First of the guest speakers to wel- come the representative audience of religious, students, alumnae, and vis- itors was Bishop Russell J. McVinney of Providence, Rhode Island. The tall white-haired Prelate absorbing the beauty of the campus grounds and the building seemed to capture the inward significance of the day and its celebration. jZ uJbiles tBcuufju i An audience of some odd thousand guests filled fhe downstairs gym of the Administration Building. It was early afternoon and the sun had rounded the eastern wing of the building as if trying to follow the course of the festivities on this day. The silver letters spread across the lower wall of the gym seemed the first to catch the sparkle of its partial beams and in the circling warmth proudly spelled out SILVER JUBILEE YEAR. These words unveiling the memory and progress of twenty-five years of the existence of the college gained further reception in the address of Bishop John Wright, D.D., of Worces- ter. Emphasizing the power and peril that words contain the dark-eyed, black-haired dignitary began by stating that words have ruled the world and that the most simple ones have lost and gained empires through the medium of their speakers. Pointing to Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt and Churchill, His Excellency said that the words of these men have literally altered the course of history, the map of the entire world and the lives of thousands. While on the other hand those spoken by such men as Lincoln have made the world and the hearts of its creatures bigger because of the bigness contained in them. Drawing a parallel with the mastery of words that comprise the process of education the zealous prelate stressed that right words are those that em- power man and not enslave him, those that exact the truth and not distort it, and those that reveal man ' s true basic concepts and do not deny them. These " right " words derive their origin from the greatest and most powerful speaker the world has ever witnessed — Our Lord who Himself was known as fhe " Word. " When these true basic concepts and words comprise the sub- stance of the curriculum of a college and are taught as such, then only, concluded the Bishop, can we look for fhe hope of mankind. U)b £ oin cKandA wiih the Wl AwnA Eastern States Exposition Grounds The cool fall days were stamped with the miracle of prayer. Of all the weeks of wind and rain the Propa- gation hoped that this particular one could be an exception and miraculously it was. Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the foundation of the Society in this diocese, members of the Propagation of the Faith had prepared nearly two hundred booths at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds. These booths representing various religious orders dedicated to the field of mission work colorfully illustrated their achievements. But perhaps most eye-attracting and significant for Elms ' students was the Sisters of St. Joseph booth. Here against the backdrop of purp ' e and qold was a statue of the central figure St. Joseph with illustrated paintings along the sides marking the origin and history of the order. Because of the proximity of the col ' eqe and the Cathedral High school the displays on Ce achievements of the order in the field of education were crowded with students and visitors. But not exclusive 1 ' ' . Numbers of the Elms ' students filled in at other booths distributing literati mo and med- als and it was not an unfamiliar sight to catch many of them at the entrance or in the ticket office admitting visitors. Sister M. Rose Philippine, S.B.S. As a graduate of the Elms, a sister of the order of the Blessed Sacrament, and a representative in a booth at the Exposition Grounds, Sister Rose Philip- pine faced an enthusiastic audience when she spoke at the Elms. Recalling some of the adventurous exploits of her college days when the campus life was " somewhat " different Sister went on to show how she first became interested in becoming a re- ligious, and then how she tried to avoid it. But as she said " her course appeared charted " when she had some years ago attended a similar display of mission work over at the Exposition Grounds, because it was there that she first heard of the order of the Blessed Sacrament and the work they did with the negroes and the Indians in the middle-west and southern parts of the country. Now a re ' iqious for eleven years she still proclaims " there ' s nothing like it. " Marist Fathers ' Elms Exhibit £u%kadi Euzkadi — in the staccato accents of the word beats the native Basque rhythm of Juan Onatibia ' s polished performers. A Jubilee Series audience showed for this fall program of tradi- tional songs and dances an admiration that arose almost spontaneously from the heart-to-heart appeal of such a proud, rich culture. The many moods of the se ' ections emphasized their hearthside import- ance in every aspect of Basque life — from cradle songs to ceremonial dances and comedy routines. The flavor of tradition was heightened by the both plaintive and gay musicground of their folk instruments, the flute and the drum. Euzkadi — the Basque Spirit. Seniors on publicity jaunt Qidbilfw XsiciuM S luiA An all-star cast lined the program page of the S.lver Jubilee Lecture series. Erom October to May, stimu- lating speakers punctuated the regu ' ar round of classes with " evening courses " in general cu ture. In the varied sub- jects of the six speakers, three lay and three religious, was contained a liberal education in miniature. Each of the lecturers left an im- pression, some stronger than others, not only of thought but of personal remembrances. Fr. Max Jordan came early enough for his lecture to say Mass in the chapel and to bring to the sisters his unique inspiration in a Sun- day-afternoon conference. Paul Van K. Thomson followed the wrong route to Chicopee and very nearly didn’t arrive at all. Fr. Daniel Honan couldn ' t come down from Maine in March; so that when he finally arrived in May, it seemed as if his appearance was pos- sible only because of a providential spring thaw. Look-alikes Richard Pattee and Walter Kerr also shared a talent for I ively lecturing. Pattee enthusiasts would have enjoyed more of his breezy informativeness in a closer question contact such as coffee with Kerr provided. Throughout the season, the guest speakers unfailingly passed the acid test of student approval. Their Mon- day evening topics provided our Tues- day morning conversations. 43 Rev. Dr. Max Jordan Dr. Richard Pattee CHAOS AND ORDER . . . Rev. Dr. Max Jordan opened the Silver Jubilee Lecture Series by con- trasting the chaotic darkness of men ' s lives with the order and peace that exist in God. Even when the world seems to be in order, there always is spiritual and intellectual darkness, a fact that is proved today only too clearly by the pagan atmosphere of Iron Curtain countries. Father Jordan, who before his recent ordination was a world-noted journalist, spoke with authority on this subject, drawing on a thirty- year background as a foreign correspondent. The free world can only find the light, he declared, by opening its heart to grace, so that by surrendering themselves to God, men may become as myriad lights of trufh penefrating fhe dark. Richard Paftee believes WE SUPPORT OUR ENEMY by concentrating on the elimination of Soviet imperialism rather than on Marxism, the root evil of the Communist state. Marxism, an ideological threat to our way of life, remains in concentrated strength, relatively unharmed. A discussion of the Yugoslav situation led the author of " This Is Spain " into his favorite subject. Dr. Pattee warned that there should be far more concern over the persecution in Yugo- slavia than over a passing show of intolerance toward Protestants in Spain. For Tito is not deviating from the theories of Marx and Lenin despite the willingness with which he accepts financial aid from democracy, and is trying within his dictatorship to smother the strength of a philosophy utterly alien to his own. That ideal, which Dr. Pattee calls the salvation of the free world, is Catholicism. The RELIABILITY OF THE PRESS is far too de- pendent on the circumstances of chance. Fr. David C. Butman, C.P., member of Catholic Press associa- tions and author of " Moulders of Public Opinion, " was emphatic in his statement and convincing in his argument. Although American journalism with its organized news-gathering agencies is of a superior type, its news can be easily slanted by the errors and bias of local fact-finders. The former associate editor of The Sign stated that a Catholic daily, as news- worthy as any of the existing papers, should be estab- lished to balance for the reading public the often one-sided view of the secular press. Rev. David C. Bulman, C.P. An evening of BROADWAY IN REVIEW starring Walter Kerr added a dash of drama to the annual Catholic Cultural Arts lecture. The Herald Tribune drama critic analyzed the current offerings of Broad- way with cool objectivity despite the warm stage sense he projected into his talk. Comparing Arthur Miller ' s ambitious " Crucible " to the purely pleasant " Dial M for Murder, " Mr. Kerr scaled the success of a play according to the degree its pre-performance promises become actualities. Re- ferring again to Miller whom he complimented as a promising playwright, he ascribed his incompleteness to a failure to illustrate ideas with images. Tennessee Williams with his verse-talent has that image although at present it is more of a hazy blur than a long, clear vision. FAITH AND IMAGINATION . . . rock-bottom elements of greatness. Paul Van K. Thomson, profes- sor of English at Providence College, cited these fac- tors as comprising a classic in any form of art. Illus- trating his point with three literary heroes, Homer, Dante and Shakespeare, he described the soaring universality of their vision. During the post-lecture question period, the former Protestant minister re- vealed himself as a Columbia contemporary of Thomas Merton, protesting that he could not be wholly unbiased in a discussion of the monk as a liter- ary figure. On the whole, he preferred to discuss the greatness of the past, believing that contemporary literature contains not nearly enough faith and imagi- nation. By translating THE CITY OF COD of St. Augustine, Fr. Daniel J. Honan has become somewhat of an authority on that heavenly municipality. Co-author with the late Gerald C. Kelly, S.J., of an English edition of De Civitate Dei, Fr. Honan stressed the modern implication of this spiritual fortress which has been influencing the lives of men before and since St. Thomas More used it as a model for his mythical Utopia. The priest-poet views the struggle between the Cities of Cod and Earth as intensely dramatic, as well as a controversy of justice. The natural conclu- sion is that the Church is to be given precedence over the state since it is destined for a triumphant eternity. Walter Kerr Paul Van K. Thompson Rev. Daniel J. Honan 45 Mass of Investiture Recessional The white-tipped black of academic garb seems almost as deep as mourning to those who do not wear it. But to us on Cap and Gown Sunday, any other color would have seemed too frivolous for our newly-donned maturity. The black of our cap and gown was the signal for us to assume an air of seniority, to live up to an ageless tradition as the seniors before and before us had done. The very initials embroidered in our gown, reminiscent of the original owner, seemed part of the heritage that we were about to possess. At Sunday-morning Mass we approached the altar with our beribboned bundle. After taking it from the careful hands of our sopho- more sisters, after touching the smooth black, after lifting it high, we left our cap and gown to be consecrated to God. In the day ' s first recessional we walked between the rows of serenading underclassmen, very conscious that the series of gradual events had begun that would eventually place us in the world beyond our student sisters. A gesture of sisferly senti- ment and tradition in the roses presented at breakfast, a key of school spirit and a familiar song all combine to strike the already nostalgic note of the first of the lasts. Qap and $own It was only that evening at our banquet celebration, in the candlelit coolness of the River Lodge, that we could relax and rem- inisce about the day that had not yet passed into memory. For a long while yet, our academic gown would not fit familiarly; now we could only realize a tentative feeling of fulfillment. We received it back again from Bishop Weldon that afternoon, as if God had smiled upon our sacrifice. Sifting in the auditorium that Cap and Gown afternoon, we won- dered about the strangeness of a stiff, starched collar and the bewilderment of encompassing black folds; we were teased to distraction by the worry of a tip-tilted cap. The words of Fr. Fidelis Rice, C.P., carried a message of pene- trating analysis to his audience, but perhaps we could appre- ciate his speech more while reading it later in Elmscript. Yet his words found root despite senior self-consciousness — phrases landed in the confusion of our minds, to settle in silence and reappear later in all their truth: " The genuine scholar knows that in discovering the truth, he is not creating it. " " The mere cult of academic freedom . . . forgets the fact that knowledge is always holy and something to be revered. " 47 (Dulcc sd (boafium £a! The fruit vendor ' s clientele A Massachusetts audience saw old and new New York musically described and settled back to appreciate the episode. They approved the song - studded city viewed from a West Side back yard and an East Side night spot. They applauded the star-studded city recaptured vividly by Sopho- more showmen. Singing Sophomore showtime brought back memories. Pigtail set performers, a white-gowned romantic soloist, Latin tempos and hit tunes — all these were reflections Chamai was new — a new addition to the class of ' 55 and a new attraction for a musical review. The unfamiliar strains and movements of her dance were as tingling as a whiff of incense and as exciting to the intrigued spectators as a clash of cymbals. Her gently swaying Oriental interlude v as the highlight of a hit. of our own show. Much was new but the characteristic enthusiasm predominated — that " no business like show business " to make a class click. Chamai Kokilananda ' 55 48 £bmda Tliqhi Each year it ' s a matter of taf- feta, pearl chokers, melting per- fumes and sweet talk. But actually the Elmata dance is made of something that ' s a lot harder to describe: attitude. It starts in the embryo stage with a plan of the seniors to raise money for their yearbook. The un- purchased pages of the College Book of the Year yawn hungrily from the bulletin boards and campus communique. The Seniors are desperate, in a dither, and secretive about the theme. Would the Underclass- men contribute please with their presence? Probably it was the wailing appeal that attracted the attendance of three quarters of the student body and their dates, but it ' s just as likely that it was a special occasion. Special for some like the Frosh who had at last discovered a chance to show their escorts the Elms and introduce their friends, and for the Juniors as their " Sister Class " and the Sophs who had remembered a similar dance a year ago. These pictures provide the blueprint of the evening. The theme appears to be incidental to the music and rapt attention paid to the art of conversation. But in the picture the scarecrow emerges with its creator along the side to herald the attendants with the first signs of fall and ensuing winter. How- ever, at that point, their attitude made them oblivious to any inconveniences the elements would or could bring. E. O ' Brien, M. Lynch and Guest of honor 49 Sodality deception Sodality Reception is the Freshmen ' s ' blessed event. " It marks the addition of another title to the recently initiated " Elms ' girl " when, with deep rooted reverence, she is pronounced a Child of Mary. Each declares her intention to follow the well-aimed path of the Sodalist and the promise is sealed when the blue cord and medal are hung over each piously bowed head. After the freshmen were received into the sodality, Fr. John I. Chagnon spoke from the altar. For the newly received, the words of the speaker are brilliant tongues of inspiration. Father Chagnon challenged, " See your voca- tion! Understand what you are. " He ignited the quiet glow saturating the chapel with the fire of urgency, the urgency for Christian zeal to rebuke the worldly and reflect the precepts of Christ through His Mother. Good ex- ample and individuality as opposed to mediocrity and mass imitation were named as the logical outcome of the reception which Father called an enroll- ment in the guidance clinic of Christ. After Benediction the student body and faculty retired to the Administra- tion Building to spend a social evening. The movie " It Happened on Fifth Ave- nue " offered light, relaxing entertain- ment. 50 » - , ' (jJinisLh All out-of-doors and crisply looking in The roars of trees and cracks of weighty coated limbs And frosted panes that creak and jostle in their frame. What keeps our eyes so thinly closed Our belts so tightly drawn about our waists Our hands in gloves and feet unsteady on the ground? Winter sleep is settling on the roofs and in the paths And walks that Autumn took to spread her leaves. It cloaks berets and nestles in bright patterned scarves And seems to make the world a hoary glass Of curled misshapen things. But Winter sleep is human sleep and then The heart is still and all the aches and sorrows pass And joy is bud within — for underneath The crust and hardened bark a dappling sound Of life and mood begins and runs with slow Increasing speed melting at the edges All cold and brittle things. (phsdiuk Jto QhhhlmaA J. Smith, Father Pierce, H. Murphy So the hurry-scurry and hustle-bustle of caught up in it at one point or another. OsJids w’A QhdiimaA (play First it was a miracle play of Brochet ' s " Christmas at the Crossroads " which was staged in the lounge and starred the mem- bers of the Dramatic Club. Set against a simple and flexible backdrop of covered boards and impressionistic furnishings the play paralleled the First Christmas and Nativity. Poetic but modern in approach it seemed to impart the beauty and spirit of the season and attract an audience of en- thused teachers and excited students and their friends. It’s with the lighting of the first candle of the Advent wreath that the Christmas season begins. Somehow it seems to begin too abruptly; yet, all along we ' ve found our- selves talking and planning for it. But just the idea of all of a sudden having it descend upon us startles us and actually without any reason. Immersed in the details of preparation for parties, plays and concerts we ' ve been only too aware of its nearness and its con- tagious spirit. But it was really in these very minor details that we had lost ourselves and had lost track of the advent of this liturgical season. That was why it was good for us to witness the actual lighting of the first candle because it suddenly reminded us that there was much to give and much more awaiting us and that this was the time to do and to celebrate it. it all began and each one of us found herself M. Raymond, M. hlroszowy 53 $he QLxb QkhhimaA Qoncsud " Veni, veni, Emmanuel . . With usual solemnity, the annual Christmas concert commenced with a candlelight procession Into Veritas Auditorium, where, In a burst of song, the joy of the season reached the depths of every heart. The program, Including traditional carols and rythmic folk songs, was highlighted by a blending of mellow harp strings and Swiss bells, as cleverly rendered by guest artist, Irene Mikus, ' 32. Each selection, magnified by expert accompaniment and clear descant shading, drifted on music ' s wing, through an atmosphere of Christmas happiness. J isuvch (flub QhAiAimaA fiaqsiani Part and parcel of the French Club ' s activities was the Christmas pageant that was held in the lounge and dramatized in French by the members. With Nancy Haran as narrator, the indi- vidual scenes presented depicted the suc- cessive stages prior to the birth of Our Lord and were climaxed with the Adoration of the Magi portrayal, left. At the conclusion of a competently directed performance, Patricia Rooney, song leader, conducted a unison of Glee Club and audience voices in " Adeste Fidelis, " and the finale carried its message of " Joy to the World " through the holidays. QfoihbnaA (eft Una VYUamwia The spirit of Christmas glows in tiny cor- ners about the campus. Sometimes it feels as though it begins there and diffuses into the larger more open spaces. Getting gifts for the Indian and Negro missions began back in the earlier part of December when cartons were spread throughout the halls. Slow to come at first, by the time actual packing came they were overflowing and squeezing into the tiny empty spaces be- tween the boxes. As a project of the Mission Committee it appealed to the generous spirit of all and part of this spirit of Christ- mas was the spirit of giving. QkhiAimaA fflaJxhj ftfi ihs OhphanA The day was rainy and the streets were slushy with the melting snow, but the stream of cars carefully made their way alonci the driveway. The seventy expectant little boys and girls from the Holyoke Day Nurs- ery and Ingleside twitched excitedly inside, their faces pressed hard against the steamed car windows. Games, refreshments and Santa were in the order for their Christmas party and they scrambled across the campus and down into the gym. Four hours of entertainment — meeting Santa, getting acquainted and just having fun — crowded the program of scheduled act.vities, but from the expres- sions of all concerned it was a day that was essentially " children ' s day " and there was nothing wrong in trying to keep it that way. QkhiAimaA aJwwud th Qla A Jh SLA Nearing the end and getting a little wist- ful about a year that was almost gone and a long vacation still to come the Seniors on the second floor of O ' Leary gathered around their multi-lighted tree in the alcove to ioin in the singing of traditional carols and songs. Pantomimes followed and a group party was celebrated. But mingling with these varied notes of laughter, song and conversation were the strains of tunes and hymns that were carried down the halls from the other floors where scenes like this were being duplicated. 55 1 Spanish Qlub Qon shsmsi " Portugal ' s Mission in Catholicism " was the topic Fr. Dr. Manuel Rocha discussed in the lounge before enthusiastic members of the Spanish Club, students and faculty. A dynamic dark-haired priest from Our Lady of Fatima parish in Ludlow, Father Rocha outlined the historical highlights of Portugal ' s past stressing the importance of ifs individual culture and tradition. But cli- maxing the talk was his personal account of the Miracle of Fatima and the interview he obtained while he was in Portugal with Sister Lucy who was the oldest of the three chil- dren. With intensive, contagious enthusiasm Father related the personal aspects of his visit, reciting the prayers that were learned from the angel, and urging the need to re- cite these prayers in the hope of obtaining the peace that the message predicted. Q. R.Q. Qonvaniion IRC meetings can become as tense as if the issues involved were under official con- sideration. Clare Hurley and Cecile Mc- Donnell enjoy the intermission of a laugh during an Elms-Holy Cross joint discussion of the value of the United Nations. The U.N. was also the subject of the April convention of the New England Catholic Student Peace Federation, of which the IRC clubs of twenfy colleges are members. At this meeting, four panels concerning vari- ous aspecfs of fhe U.N. were held. Under the topic " The United Nations, Its Chances for Success, " Cecile McDonnell from the Elms discussed the policy of the United States toward the United Nations. The col- leges of the Federation, whose newsletter, Pax, is published at the Elms, also granted for the first time the NECSPF Peace Award. Above is Father Rocha with Patricia Rooney and Adele Martins, both members of the Spanish Club, which sponsored Father ' s talk. Adele, one of Father ' s par- ishioners, has the added distinction of being his " pocket dictionary. " Relatively new to the colloguialisms of the English language, Father adopted Adele as his interpreter. 56 QntshcLaAA (play fompsdtiJtjum J uniors Junior actresses struck a Dixieland theme with a surplus of comedy and Southern drawls. A Yankee hero in a Confederate kitchen with Ma, Pa, and their honey-sweet daughter kept the tone light and laughable. Freshmen Realistic hesitancy because of fheir proximity to the situation plus collegiate maturity, properly sparked the Freshman dramatists ' picture of a High School dance described from fhe dressing-room by belles filles first competing in younger set society. Sophomores Mystery by Booth Tarkington and mirth by Sophomore Thespians brought sighs and smiles when the " college crowd " met on stage for an evening ' s amusemenf and were frightened away by an eerie tale, leaving room for a romanfic conclusion. Verdeoro ' s Trophy was awarded for the second year to the Class of ' 53, and fhe cast of " The Blue Tie. " No hint of the tragedy portrayed mars the victorious Seniors ' smiles. Seniors dimmed the comic lights and chose a somber drama which brightly shone, however, in ability. Character parts skill- fully manipulated made the story of mater- nal affection for a wayward son fhe prize- winning one act production. Seniors 57 tBlmbook UJssk Barely waiting to button their coats, Kay Harte and Pat Rooney are suitcase-bound for the welcome world of home where for the breath- ing space of a week ' s vacation they can forget the answers they put down with inky finality for betfer or for worse. Any trace of an exam- morning forced grimace has melted in disbelieving grins that bluebook blues have finally been submerged under a pile of completed pages. Shattered sensibilities, cramped fin- gers and shaggy-dog stories of the longest test that was ever given are all that remain — until next time. Heads are heavy with odd bits of knowledge which are just odd enough to appear on an exam. Heavy heads must be supported by elbows which only unbend for the flip of a page. In a week, even the senior-symbol of white jackets takes on a bluish tinge and eyes grow dim from burning a midnight bulb. 58 Qju uoi (pJwm — WjaAqjusihajh On a pink cloud of dreamy atmosphere, graceful figures were swept along. In a con- fetti-balloon mood, prettily masqued belles enchanted well-tailored beaux. Around a white-columned centerpiece, smiling couples posed. Before lively, lifeless clocks, double dates giggled. To the strains of favorite melodies, sleepy people waltzed. Pointedly pink in background, the theme was a " Mid- night Masquerade, " as beguiling in setting as in its bewitching name. Gaily collegiate favors for favorite escorts were white mugs stamped with an Elms ' seal, reminders of a starring Elms ' evening. Juniors were in Jubilee moods when weeks of work faded into precious hours of happiness. Even sit- ting out a dance in a rosy-glow room makes a pleasant memory of the " Midnight Mas- querade, " that night when Junior ingenuity wove a web of dreams. (JaAAihj With a personal interest in the col- lege, Coach Irene Bryson, sister of Maureen, devoted endless hours to the training of a quick but accurate Varsity Team. Following Thanksgiv- ing vacation, an intensive practice schedule was organized, and mem- bers of the team gained skill through experience. The climax of the basket- ball season was reached with the challenge presented by Emmanuel College of Boston in January. De- spite the encouragement of anxious spectators, and the determination of the losing battle, our Elms varsity accepted the sore defeat, and the blue-clad Bostonians returned victorious. With bigger and better plans underway for the future, the varsity turned another page in its brief history — the page marked 1952-1953. CUumncm fjamsi Annual SENIOR-ALUMNAE night, 1953, though highlighted by the struggle for ath- letic superiority, was an evening of varied activities. In the name of our own Elmata, seniors added to the usual cheers, the cry of " going, going, gone! " as a tremendous food-sale and auction successfully pro- gressed. An old friendliness returned, with the ar- rival of many members of the Alumnae ' s youngest class; thus our defeat lacked grim tragedy, as we surrendered victory, with a smile, to our opponents. The victorious de- parted with new happiness to add to their Elms ' memories . . . the defeated returned to the dorm weary but in a " celebrating " mood for what ' s to be done with remnants of a food-sale, but to have a party! CM (Down Qjui t notiff irat jjuv nhdjim mswum Our last RETREAT came during the middle part of Lent and seemed to be marked with an unusually deeper spiritual and mental significance. This year fhe calendar staged some repeat performances and refreat again found itself in fhis lifurgical season of penance and prayer. It seemed appropriate. A time of medi- tation, looking backward and paradoxically preparing and looking ahead, retreat like lent serves as a check-up. A check-up of self, ideas and ideals. Under the direction of Father Con stantine Phillips the check-up became sim- plified but inclusive. It ' s hard to say just what particular aspects of his conferences said the most for us. Each in itself seemed to be a vital and necessary link in the chain and all in their entirety served as a challenge and a summons for a spiritual rebirth. Silent prayer and meditation was the outward tenor of the retreat and, for those who entered fully into, it there was an indescribable peace and satisfaction. 61 J’aihsA — (DauqhhA (Day Camellias and cigars are significant of the heartiest of Elms ' holidays. This year many extras were added. Bishop Weldon, the man of every year, royally welcomed fathers and daughters, meeting each one and making the day special from the start. With crisp carnations pinned lovingly in button-holes, proud daughters settled with beaming escorts to watch a T.V. -tuned entertainment, and were surprised to see Lucy, Imogene and their cohorts very much alive on stage. The parade proceeded for the climax to a banquet hall muraled with silhouettes of sporfy Dads and mingled with laughter and song, a huge tribute to the Proudest of daughters and most talented of fathers, the Nicholsons stole the show. Very much at home with a piano and song, they performed with the ease and air of the most popular stage teams. A quick cue from Jean prompted Mr. Nicholson to sing her favorite Irish ballads, a choice unanimously approved by the enthusiastic audience. efforts of a tiny hostess, Grace Hanley. Family style dinner ended with proper ban- quet declarations of satisfaction and tribute from a father, Mr. Healy, the daughters, and Bishop, our honored guest. 62 J ' OjthsAA and OaucfhhM in fcnJtsAicrinm ni Cast — " Bringing up Father " It was a great day when fathers joi ned daughters on the stage of Verifas Auditor- ium. Playing themselves with a slight reversal in the natural theme, they presented " Bring- ing up Father. " The pleas and protests that come with a daughter ' s significant, " Daddy, I want . . . " made the scene meaningful for every smiling parent. But the scene had a well placed climax when daughters stepped back and left the stage free for fathers ' talents. Elms ' harmonizers heard en- thusiastic competition when male voices tuned and topped past records for sing sprees. J dy diouhA ’ (Dswotixm To each church or chapel in the diocese comes once each year the privilege of observing Forty Hours ' Devotion. Bringing with it those special graces to lift the heart and soul a little above the everyday, this interlude when Our Lord comes in a particular manner to the Chapel of Our Lady provides a spiritual tonic as well as an opportunity to rest in the comfort of a fuller awareness of His all-pervading care. It was fitting that we shou ' d welcome Him to our campus on the same Sunday that we honored those to whose earthly protection He had committed us. The Father of men, exposed in the Sacrament of Love, gloriously blessed the fathers and daughters of the Elms on their day. Fulfilling the admonition for families to pray together, parents and children knelt before their King to give thanks for this day and the generous gifts they had received. In the tranquillity and peace and happiness that He had bestowed this day, each of us echoed a prayer that He would bless and keep always the strong shoulder against which she leaned as evening shadows descended about His House. 63 JidinqA (Bhjouqki to VYlcUuj Verdeoro brought to the Elms a lasting dramatic memory of " Tidings Brought to Mary. " This miracle play by the modern Paul Claudel is medieval in setting and timeless in its message of sacrifice. Director Gaspar Chiara master-minded an excellent adaptation of Claudel; for the poet-playwright emphasizes the quiet action of words to such an extent that he is extremely difficult to dramatize. The final interpretation was smooth and interest- sustaining throughout the five acts. The characters of Hundred-Years’-War France are captured below in typical stage situ- ations: Violaine, the innocent young girl through whom Pierre de Craon, the leper, was made whole, forgives the man who caused her misfortune. Afflicted herself with the dread malady, Violaine ' s patient life of supplication merits the miracles of the play. Paul and Elizabeth Vercors share the family-symbol of the prosperous household they have established together in the sight of the Lord, the comfortable home of Combernon which their daughters, Violaine and Mara are to inherit. Mara " the black, the wicked " defies Jacques Hury, the betrothed of her sister Vio- laine, to reject the love which she offers him. This all-possessing passion which drives her almost to madness is the ruin of the Vercors happy home. CHARACTERS Mary Ellen Shea Carmen L. Chiara Peter P. McGrath Violaine Pierre de Craon Paul Vercors Margaret A. Raymond Cornelius K. Hannigan Francis G. Gregory Elizabeth Vercors Mara Jacques Hury (folium 3Lasditim . ' " ' • ' " ' V. . .is., g . V- ' V ■. ' .- •• T ' tr ' ■ . : , ; ?yy SfiAing Bird awakening on the limb and Song spurting from the rumpled roots of grass Arms reaching for a budded branch Feet careless stretch and finding no set path On which to tread — but Hope at last Is here and promise that is leafy green And feathery light as Spring But these are signs and Spring is sign Of birth and breath and air and love And in our souls remembrance sings Its own sweet strains of joy and pang. For sorrow such has no forgetting and Joy is ours and can have no end When we now just beginning catch The bud in its first bloom. % Beneath the swaying elms and the stars and stripes of Old Glory, Our Lady of the Elms welcomed, with enthusi- asm, the United States Navy Band of Washington. With their arrival, the day — most fittingly, Patriots ' Day — was filled with music, spirit and love of God and country. TLcwif (Band Qomsud Under the brilliant direction of Lt. Commander Charles Brendler, the Navy Band presented a varied and vigorous program which succeeded in capturing a capacity audience, as happy hearts pounded in tempo with the rhythmic fervor of talented musicians. The traditional appeal of band music was evi- dent in the inevitable expression of joy displayed by the younger listeners of the afternoon performance, and by fhe adult audience of the evening program. With each performance, Verifas Auditorium re- echoed with the stirring resonance of Cohan, the patriotic beat of Sousa and fhe symphonic familiarity of numerous light opera selections. A " new arrival " on the Elms ' Activities Calendar, the audience reac- tion most definitely indicated the hopes of a repeat performance in the future. Trim uniformity and a truly-American mien mani- fested the spirit and dignity so character- istic of this magnificent organization — the United States Navy Band, The World ' s Finest. " ft® III! A LCdr Charles Brendler, Conductor 67 dni AclaAA tBa ksdbcdl Freshman-Senior game Junior-Senior hopes were high — each for their own team ' s victory. The pre-Easter play-off to determine the inter-class basket- ball champs was a demonstration of fast fighting by the school ' s most skilled athletes. Class spirit cheered the hard playing teams as they skirted and shot for the final mark of high scorer. Then the roar for the win- ners, the Class of ' 54. To the victors belongs the trophy, that much coveted cup on which is engraved the name of the team of the year. A team that wins three play-offs has the honor of per- manently holding the cup which is replaced for the next year ' s champions. Last class to retire a trophy was the Class of ' 51 and suc- cessive classes keep competition keen in hope of earning that honor. After-supper time and interest from win- ter until early spring are taken up with intra- mural basketball games. Class-conscious cheering sections exercise almost as much as the players in urging their teams on to win. At the end of the season, the senior and junior teams, co-captained respectively by Jeanne Goulet and Janet Smith; Gloria Todaro and Maureen Bryson, were victory- tied with four games each. Junior Team 68 c Xwinq (KoAcUuj Heads turn — businessmen in their cars, mothers pausing in an afternoon stroll, chil- dren halting their play — and hearts join. They watch the procession of reverent collegians, they hear voices melodiously praising Mary, the Mother of men, they in- hale the green freshness of spring below the Mary-mantle sky and they pray. With black- robed Seniors forming the Living Rosary, the voices of men unite. TYloihsA — 0aiiqhJbih (bay The prettiest hats sit saucily on fluffy feather cuts and rest comfortably on gently sis. The prettiest hats headlight a special Mother-Daughter holiday. Light in tone and fresh in spirit it is intimate in effect because of the mutual " proud as punch " attitude of the hostesses and guests. From Veritas Auditorium to the banquet hall below, music fills the air, first in an entertainment that tickles reminiscing guests with its nostalgic notes, then from song struck diners. With the most perfect roses each mother is greeted by serenading daughters. With the most radiant smiles, roses are taken and carefully clasped — precious symbols of loving hearts. (B.£. — £1ma Qoncsud April-air decorations are perfect for an April dance. The theme of the Sodality Spring Formal caught fast to the walls of the gym the elusive breath, the blossoms, the fever of spring. General Chairman Mary Danaher was equally as interested in the ticket returns as in the tuneful theme, for proceeds of the dance are used to lessen Mother-Daughter Day expenses. But for the rest of the Elmites present, money wasn ' t everything. On a night too lovely for words, a waltz wi II do. Spring singing in the joint Elms-Boston College concert was not only audience- worthy, but music-making fun for the glee clubbers as well. An intensive afternoon rehearsal was worth the rewards of after- concert applause and B.C. -orchestrated dancing till feet as well as throats were weary. Boston College director Walter Mayo with skillful sureness blended B.C. bass har- mony wifh vibrant Elms ' voices in the full- dress rhythm of " Roumanian Rhapsody " and Holiday. " Each club, when not sharing the stage, had its own parti-program and solo- ists. O.L.E., with echoes of music still in the air, is all " for Boston. " Sphinq. J-oxmcd Blue sneakers and bobby sox were tossed out of sight when May ' s apple blossom mood seeped in behind college walls and the tinkle of wedding bells brought a fashion review to Veritas Audi- torium. The Bridal show covered every phase of planning for the most special day. From trous- seau to honeymoon, clothes were arranged and for that hour when the familiar theme turns ex- pectant guests toward an always lovely proces- sion, every mood was portrayed. Satin in white, classical lace, so ft pink, and feminine informals were modeled by dreamily transformed colle- gians with a traditionally charming accompani- ment of spring-hued bridesmaids. Tradition was topped by the spectacular when the guest de- signer, Maurer of New York, presented the door prize to an elated audience — an original wed- ding gown, a gift of iasting value. Committee (lower right): Norma Erickson, Ellen Dalgleish, Jeanne Hogan, Joan McKenna Commentator (upper right): Carmen Chiara Oraaniza tionS Not from books alone does our knowledge come, but in learning to work with others toward a common objective, we develop those gualities which will make of us capable women. Campus organizations afford to the willing a wide field of edu- cation for living, for they offer the opportunity of watching a project grow from beginnings in a thought to actuality. Finding its heart in Our Lady ' s Sodality, campus life is blended with extra-curricular activities to form an atmosphere conducive to development of the whole woman. Keyed to con- temporary problems and scenes, meetings range from Glee Sodality off ike (BlsA cd (Jihqin ' YYlaJiy Prefect Eileen K. Marshall Vice-Prefect Joan T. Koonz Secretary Annmarie M. Kennedy T reasurer Joan A. Smalley Our college . . . dedicated to the Queen of Heaven Our hearts . . . pledged to the Mother of Fair Love Our lives . . . placed under the guidance of Our Lady of the Elms The spiritual and social aspects of our O.L.E. days have been centered in the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, each sodalist receiving the benefits offered by the various committees. From Freshman " prep ' ' classes in September to the beautiful ceremonies of Mary ' s Day in May, the Sodality has sponsored and directed outstanding activities. The committees have, in the meantime, served as constant reminders of those ideals which direct us along the way of true Christian living. Through daily notices posted by the Eucharistic Committee we have become especially conscious of the value of morning Mass and First Friday vigils. The encouragement of wholesome Christian literature for leisure reading has been the task of the industrious leaders of the Literary Club, and the monthly meetings have presented us with pertinent critical reviews of the best books. Catholic Actionists take Fr. Keller ' s advice to light one can- dle rather than curse the dark, by practicing his minute medi- tations. Action which aims at reforming society through the perfection of the individual, operates on campus through our Catholic Truth Committee of the Sodality. 74 The perpetual Rosary, a requirement of the Fatima Club organized by the Mariology Commission, has taken a top place in the spiritual activities on campus. This year, the Mission Committee adopt- ed the Marists, who received the benefits of ail mission-sponsored projects. Through its enlightening discussions, the Catholic Truth Committee has soundly evaluated the basic principle of a Catholic educa- tion — truth. Following a period of weekly indoctrination classes, the Freshmen were received into the Sodality on December fifth. This marked the formal beginning of the Sodality activities of the year. The true Yuletide spirit was displayed in the Annual Orphan Party on December eleventh, and a former tradition was re-established with the event of a Christmas Turkey Dinner on the day of our departure for vacation. Social activities were completed with the Annual Father- Daughter Banquet, the Spring Semi-Formal and Mother-Daughter Day. Activities of Mary ' s Day in Commencement Week concluded the Sodality year as we renewed our dedication, our pledge and our sincerest thanksgiving to the Mother of Fair Love, Our Lady of the Elms. Arranged by the Literary Club, So- dality ' s annual lecture-coffee hour this year brought playwright, professor, New York Herald Tribune dramatic critic, Walter Kerr to our campus. Coffee — and milk — served in a library setting brought a relaxed atmosphere to a dis- cussion which moved from the dearth of tragedy in today ' s theater to the relationship of morality to aesthetic values, pausing in between at such points as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and T. S. Eliot. 75 Shicbini fovsUinmsmi President Helen E. Nee Vice-President Cecile M. McDonnell Secretary Gloria C. Todaro Treasurer Patricia J. Boyle Student government must wait another twenty-five years before celebrating a Silver Jubilee. For this is only the first year of its existence as a full-fledged constitutional body. During its initiation period last yea r, a Constitutional Committee established the basic foundations of self-government. Sub-divided groups each analyzed thoroughly one aspect of student life and finally formulated a set of regulations mutually acceptable to students and faculty. Of the collection of committees maintained under the governing code, the group of proctors has spent perhaps the busiest year, outlining by trial and error, a practical disciplinary system based on demerits. The establishment of this system in the dining room brought about one of the liveliest student body discussions of the year, as head proctor Grace Hanley and many supporters successfully defended the existing rules before a Town Meeting. Day students, under the leadership of an ambitious group of Council mem- bers, have had their share of cooperative activity through the rewarding but sometimes discouraging effort to raise a Recreation Room fund from the profits of several food sales. Additional committees will begin their official duties next year, coordinating and organizing all co-curricular activities. Siudsni Council The Student Council, whose membership is composed of officers and repre- sentatives from each class, serves as a clearing house for student opinion and sounding board of student problems. Discussing these issues in the view of serv- ing the interests of the entire college, it encourages students, with suggestions for improving college life, to appear at its meetings and state their views. This first year, the Council has handled a variety of cases which will probably be typical of days to come. Besides disciplinary measures, the Council has approved both French and Spanish-speaking tables in the dining room at the request of active linguist Jeanne Goulet. It also decided to sponsor inter-collegiate social events at the initial request of Helen LeClair, president of the freshman class, who has been faithful and convincing in presenting frosh opinions. A committee headed by Patricia Hanifin has been recently appointed to organize a book-trading center which should eliminate much of the present confusion over contacts and cash in the purchase of texts. The mere advent of Student Government in a school implies an adult aware- ness of responsibility. In its first year at this college, every student has had to realize that, whether or not it is formally declared, honor is the backbone and motto of such a system. wees Senior Delegate Mary T. O ' Neil Junior Delegate Jean M. Byrnes Regional Liturgy Chairman Mary D. Hroszowy Xational Liturgy Chairmen Rosemarie M. Flanagan Kathryn M. Larrow With a long look back over the years at its first beginning, NFCCS can proudly con- sider itself to be now " established. " Chiefly through the initiative of its successive offi- cers and directors this organization has con- tinued to rank tops on campus in activity and wide range achievement. program of events is the Annual Congress which, with its open invitation to all students desiring to attend, holds its convention in Boston every Spring. Here the work of the various regional colleges is represented in panels and group gatherings with noted Catholic laymen for speakers. Primarily begun for the purpose of inte- grating and coordinating the students ' activity, it has through the immediate organs of the Liturgy and the OSP program effect- ed and spread a far flung influence. Holy Cross, Regis, Notre Dame and our own col- lege have in turn become the seat of meet- ings and discussions on various perplexing problems. Practical applications of the objectives of NFCCS are evident in the Dialogue Mass, Compline and Chant. However, highlighting the year ' s bustling In addition to this attraction multiple and varied programs of campus workshops are periodically featured during the year. M. Lynch takes it in for OSP. 78 flsist (flub President Jane M. Healy V icc-P resident Carol T. English Secretary Sylvia M. Vomacka T reasurer Elizabeth A. Cahill Pianist Virginia E. Hunt Librarians Ann M. Shaughnessy Margaret M. Harris For some, the intimate glow radiating from candles and setting the mood for the Christmas concert is the beginning of their favorite memory. The musical narration of the Christmas story, delivered in a repertoire of Yuletide carols with the warmth of an angelic offering, is, for these, the best indication of the Glee Club ' s accomplishment. Others remember, as its most significant concert, the annual blending of male and female voices as fhe Elms " sings out! " with a brother college in waltz or ballad time but with a surely special technique. Some mental melody pictures of fhe Glee Club are brief refrains — A Cappella chanting at early Mass; the quintet serenading at the coffee hour; carolers; To their essential vocal color, the Elms ' Glee Club adds the proper spark of enthusiasm and movement of charm to make their performances fully satisfying com- positions. So effective is this for- mal portrait in green and gold of the official Elms ' songsters that many lasting and favorite poses of this group are found in mental scrapbooks. 79 (JeAdmfw President Margaret A. Griffin I iee-President Virginia E. Hunt Secretary Juanita C. Naranjo Treasurer Carmen L. Chiara This was a dramatic year for Verdeoro. It had its first act " teaser, " the curtain raiser that strongly sways toward success. It had its mellow rise in action that gave substance to the year s performance. And it had its climax in a major achievement supported by sub-plots in minor work that only added to a " hit " now that the final curtain has fallen. Because acting is recognized as only one of the many phases of the whole called " thea- ter art , the dramatic club planned its year to include those girls who are interested in the history of drama, in staging, lighting, costuming, in producing and directing, and even in writing plays. As the year began the curtain rose on the first production, Sophocle s ' " Antigone. " The overall aim of the club ' s president, Margaret Griffin, was to show a progression in drama through the ages from Greek tragedy to contemporary dramatic poesy. Following this idea, the Christmas production of the club was " Christmas at the Crossroads " by Brochet, a modern miracle play based on 14th century dramatic style. (DeJbcdmy Society President Jean M. Fournier Vice-President Helen M. Pratt Secretary Maureen C. Kennedy T reasurer Helen E. Nee It doesn ' t require an exhaustive knowl- edge of the rules of rhetoric or of a hun- dred ways in which to challenge your op- ponent; neither from the viewpoint of practical experience are there any restric- tions placed upon membership in the Debating Society. Open to all who are interested in the discussion of the pros and cons of interna- tional and national affairs and in the further H. Nee and J. Fournier delve for the Amherst debate. elaboration of these before a gathered au- dience, this society aims to develop in the in- dividual poise, assurance and the ability to think clearly and logically. This year the members have resolved as their topic that the Congress of the United States should enact a compulsory federal fair employment practices law. Some of the opponents scheduled will be representatives from St. Michael ' s College, Amherst, and A.I.C. where in the early part of May a tournament comprising seventeen regional colleges will be held. Apart from these formal activities the society holds varsity practice debates and mock town meetings of its own to give each member an opportunity to develop her ability and skill. As part of the program they hold intra-mural and class debates which are open to the whole student body. 81 President Cecile M. McDonnell Vice-President Margaret M. Sullivan Secretary Shirley L. Paine Treasurer Ellen M. Dalgleish IRC ' s mere existence is an answer and a challenge to anyone on campus who " doesn ' t have time to read a newspaper. Projecting news of the day onto campus scene, campaigning against exclusive interest in local-level academic and social activities, the club holds bi-monthly meetings to discuss topics suggested by its members. IRCer ' s planned this year ' s activities for variety and vitality. A fund-raising raffle of two historical best-sellers. " Witness " and " The Man on a Donkey, " started off the year with enthusiasm and a full treasury; while at mid-point, a January discussion on the United Nations, past, present and future, with the History Society of Holy Cross, initiated inter- collegiate discussions. The international element was stressed as Chamai Kokilananda, sophomore from Thailand, spoke to the club of her country, its customs and its people; and as the United Nations, Spain, Korea, Iran and other countries demanded attention. Advancing the cause of social awareness by the written word as well, the club dis- tributes " Time " magazine to student sub- scribers, and, for the past three years, has been commissioned by the New England Catholic Students Peace Federation to issue its monthly newsletter, Pax. ' The publica- tion of the twenty-college regional associa- tion has been handled this year by Clare Hurley and Anne McDermott, co-editors. 82 tBlnAASud VYlcUdin ds (PoVtM Qlub President Marilyn M. Dillon V ice- 1 resident Helen M. Pratt Secretary Patricia A. Hanifin Treasurer Margaret A. Lynch Youngest of campus organizations, the Blessed Martin de Porres Club was established in 1951 to afford Elmifes, Sociology sfudenfs especially, an opportunity to know and discuss important social problems. One of the club’s specific aims, the improvement of race relations, is implicit in the choice of Blessed Martin de Porres, a Peruvian Negro, as its patron. This Dominican monk worked for a lifetime in the colored missions to provide spiritual and physical relief for the sufferings of his fellows. Club members, aptly applying their sociological theory, have established the Christmas custom of providing a basket for some needy family in the locality. The rest of the season ' s schedule, arranged by club president, Marilyn Dillon, included an observation of Catholic Youth Week and discussion of the October Bishops ' Conference with its far-reaching statement on public and private schools, as well as calendar-conscious treatment of subjects in the general spotlight at the time of the meeting. Speakers from various social agencies also gave the benefit of their various voices of experience to the club, interesting and encouraging especially those Elmites who plan a future in social work. The charm of a child transcends color boundaries. Jean Byrnes finds fun in social justice by choosing a little colored boy as her party guest. Sociology Club members pay tribute to their patron, the negro saint of Lima, Blessed Martin de Porres, by breathing life into the word " brotherhood. " 83 I {( (’-President Noreen M. O ' Melia Secretary Joan A. Bereswill Carol A. Speight Bustling with activity, spirit, and enthusiasm the AA opened the fall season with a full, exciting, time-absorbing program. Through the efforts of its officers the gym and Rec room became the hub of attraction with inter-class ping pong, volley, soft ball and shuffleboard tournaments. Centering attention on the feature winter sports of swimming and basketball, AA members and enthusiasts under the guiding eyes of their Worcester coach competed for Varsity. Completing their six weeks course, members also obtained certificates qualifying them as competent First Aiders. All of them said it was fun and a good chance to acquaint the beginners. A high- Swimming can be fun (at Holy Name] lighting feature of the Athletic Club ' s pro- gram, swimming at Holy Name Social Center, found experi- enced members in- structing willing com- panions in the art of diving and the back- stroke and — one of the first prerequisites - life saving. CWtkdic Cl Anckdwn President Jeanne M. Goulet Treasurer On another part of the campus some of the AA members surrounded by eager on- lookers were in the throes of aiming the arrow. Somehow archery appeared to be the easiest to master until like Mary Ellen Shea left, the goal seemed unconquerable. April comes and the tennis court begins to get crowded. An odd mingling of spec- tators and enthusiasts stand along the edges waiting their turns, scoring the victories and like Jeanne Goulet, left, practice the art. Practice makes perfect Joan Bereswill on horseback Intent on developing healthy bodies along with healthy minds the AA would not com- plete its program without such seasonal activities as tennis, baseball, bowling, and archery. These found spirifed, if not skilled, participants, and with the culmination of fhe year ' s full program in May many deservedly and unexpectedly received awards of letters, jackets and banners for their work and enthusiasm. Jack of all trades and master of them all reverses the age-old prov- erb in this case. Swimming, baseball, ping pong, basketball, horseback riding are just a small number of the hobbies and interests that consume most of Joan Bereswill ' s spare time. A veritable champion from the start she has copped over forty medals and trophies for her athletic feats and two years ago was presented with the Metropolitan Senior Women ' s Championship cup which required three years of successive victory in the three hundred meter medley swimming races. An accomp- lished sportsman with a second talent for the dramatic, Joan lends profes- sional advice and athletic prowess to her sophomore class and the mem- bers of the Athletic Club. MU ' W r Norma J. Erickson ice-P resident Carol T. English Secretary Lucille T. Morin Treasurer Eleanor M. McFadden With the purpose of directing aspiring student scientists into the many broad and active departments of this field, the ACS has, through the means of its varied program, commanded almost every science students ' attention. Under the direction of faculty advisor Mr. Robert O ' Herron and the club officers, this national association has supplemented its active program of topical discussions on the different phases of experimental science with field trips, guest lectures, and various movies. This year the members have had as their goal to encourage personal expres- sion among the members and spectators, and to put into practice the principles studied in the classroom. Through the active interest of many Science Club members, extra time and effort have been employed in the selection of movies to be pre- sented at club meetings. The select- ed films for 1952-53 have been not only of great scientific worth, but most entertaining, to non-members of the club and those specifically interested in the scientific. Operators: E. Mayoral and H. Pedercini 86 TTlxmAJupuA (DoijJe Science QLub President Helenann C. Pedercini Vice-President Anabel T. Padilla Secretary Clara L. Acosta Treasurer Lois M. MacGregor With the worthwhile purpose of establishing in the minds of its members a consciousness of fhe value of pracfical applicafion of classroom principles and theories, the Monsignor Doyle Science Club ventured upon another year of projects and activ- ities. In November the movie series opened with the showing of " Then There Were Four, " an enlightening message in regard to safety. This was followed by others, the most outstanding of which was " Green Harvest, " concerned with forestry. Club members formed part of an attentive audience at lectures presented at the Springfield Museum, under the direction of the American Association for the Ad- vancement of Science. These lectures aroused keen interest in many phases of the scientific field. Bi-monthly business meetings kept members informed of prospective plans for the ensuing weeks, and previously selected topics became subjects of brief but lively discussions. H. Baceski explains the matter to V. Hunt, C. English, L. MacGregor. From time to time OLE graduates, em- ployed in the varied avenues of science, re- turned to speak at these meetings, stressing the importance of club work integrated with the classroom and labora- tory hours, in order to procure the necessary background for future work in the scientific world. 87 c Q z tclc J ' hanauA President Jeanne M. Goulet lERCLE iee-P resident Claire J. St. Onge Secretary Nancy M. Haran 7 reasurer Alice L. Buxton " Du pain et du beurre, s ' il vous plait " may take longer to say than a muttered English monosyllable, and more disconcerting, especially in morning, but it is excel- lent language practice for the girls who sit at the two French-speaking tables in the college dining room. They carry on all conversations, even requests to the waitress for food, in la belle langue. Those practical French — either acquire the proper accent or starve to death! This innovation and the new pamphlet-paged French newspaper with added interest in size and tone, edited by Betty Ann Cahill, have been due to the native or acquired Gallic energy of be Cercle Francais. Sparked by multi-lingual president, Jeanne Goulet, a different member pre- sides at each meeting, so that each girl exercises her originality as well as her Selling Paris and the Riviera. FRANCE language skills. Freshman Fouis Grenier brought inspiration and many ideas to the group this year from her home in Grand- ' Mere, Canada. The girls sing songs, play games and engage in enthusiastic French discussions which develop their vocabu- lary and conversation ability. In conjunction with Fa Corte Castel- lana, the club held a party, the feast of the Epiphany, the traditional merry-mak- ing day for the exchange of gifts in Euro- pean countries. d£a Qifds QoMsdlana President Patricia M. Rooney Vice-President Maureen A. McCarthy Secretary Grace M. Hanley T reasurer Catherine A. Harte " Captions on Culture " summarizes the year ' s work of the students and friends of " La Corte Castellana. " In a program stressing every aspect of the arts, Patricia Rooney, the club ' s president, aimed to vivify the land of sunny tempos. Initiating the club ' s program, Mr. Bollard of Springfield treated Elmites to a visual pilgrimage to Rome and Fatima with movies he had taken while abroad, and with personal narrations. Spanish art was the subject of a winter meeting with two more movies, and another dab of color on the culture-stimulating canvas of events. This was carried into Portugal in a lecture on customs in the shoulder-to-shoulder countries of the Iberian peninsula, and later in the year a similar first hand talk was given about Mexico. Records in the Spanish mood and research on Spanish litera- ture completed the colorful scope of endeavors. The Spanish Club also publishes one of the several campus publica- tions, " Las Hojas de los Olmos. " Seasonal topics are featured in the newspaper, but it is vitalized by cur- rent world news topics, made inti- mate by campus flashes and strengthened literarily by a poetry corner. Besides its monthly meetings, the club socially shines at the annual lan- guage clubs ' Epiphany party when the senoritas join the mademoiselles for a common fiesta. El azucar, por favor 89 Co-Editors- i n-C li i ’ Ellen M. Diggins - Shirley L. Paine Business M onager Patricia A. Niles (. i r ul at i on M onager Carol J. Sweeney Elmites are proud of their monthly newspaper. Not only the editors who anxiously fit in last minute " heads " and reporters who push back their Elms ' caps and reword their news features, but every student watches for the deadline and the familiar " Elmscript ' s out! " Elmites are proud of their newspaper for many reasons. It holds All-Catholic Honors as an outstanding school publication. It is representative of the creative efforts of the students as each year it advances in feature style and news strength. Most especially, it is representative of cooperative staff work as it develops the ideal of fruth. Elmscript editors, chosen from the Junior Journalism class, aim each year for a well nourished " brain child, " healthy and wise. This year the format of fhe paper itself was changed and the content clicked with the addition of a pic- torial column and the introduction of " Patrick, " a whiff of cavorting — reporting Elms ' spirit. In its essence, the editorial policy of the paper, Elmscript, uses a definitely black or white type to define its principles. Seizing its subjects from the " What people are talking about " highlights, it analyzes the contemporary in the light of Catholic principles and student status, translating the current conversational spotlights into practical student- centered dialogue. Here is yours. 90 JouAmaUm C o - Ed i I ors -in-Ch i ef Wanda C. Wojtaszek - Ann Marie Smith Managing Editor Joan T. Koonz Staffed by members of the junior journalism class, Tourmaline of fhe thrice- yearly seasonal appearances gives our embryonic artisfs an opportunity to flex their untried wings. Working in poetry or prose, they range through various literary forms to present harassed editors with the multifaceted material that eventually goes to make up the finished product. Animated by original line drawings and linoleum cuts, Tourmaline ' s pages are lively and eye-catching. Between the covers we have met not only creatures of imagination but pertinent figures in the world of contemporary arts. Influenced by Bishop John J. Wright ' s Founder ' s Day speech, Tourmaline this year took as its theme " Words. " To develop the over-all motif the three issues dwell successively on the divinity of words, the consolation of words and the power of words. Proud of having ac hieved All-Catholic and All-American press associa- tion honors, our magazine each year challenges a new staff with the problems of holding past awards. Perhaps it is because their aim must necessarily be high that the results are of excellent quality — interesting, informative and inspiring. Challenge of ' 52 — Keep it up. £tmaia Constructing a souvenir of joy is, even in the most harried and confused moments, a task to which we turn with loving hearts. To express here all that has been the essence of our four-year interlude — an interlude falling between youth and maturity — is a thing impossible to do with the materials at our command — paper and ink. It a picture here or a word there has caught the threads ot spirit and song which have woven together our green-gold tapestry, we who have dwelt long and late in Alumnae Room secrecy shall rejoice further in the knowledge that our labor of love is for you, also, a treasury of memories. some visi testimony to the joy he has known. A change in the size and position of our cover ' s qreen and gold accessories and introduction of duo-personality pages into our will serve as touches continuing yearbook staffs of our one-time senior section are innovations v through the next few years to re ■ sfen ,e. Hh|e we present to you, oi a |ournal we have pre- 3 stimulus to memory and a touchstone for the Alumnae met seniors for a basketball- benefit in behalf of Elmata, featuring a diet- breaking food sale chairmanned by Veronica Butrymowicz. Vanquished though they may be, to the tune of 18-8, our " undergrad " five smile for the camera as they pose with Margaret Dwyer, Alumnae president, and her successful entries. Elmata is to a large extent a business proposition, and there must necessarily be a " materialistic " campaign on behalf of these pages. From Elmata dance time through to our May fashion show, Mary Nai unassumingly directed all the projects which developed the fund to pay our debts. No, those weren ' t pink carnations Barbara Maloney merchandised along the mezzanine balcony March 17, but green .of honor to Saint Patrick, a token of support to an emerald covered our steps may no longer be heard clicking through these halls this will serve as a link between our having been here and the classes who follow. Class Day is distribution day. When we turn this Elmata into your hands after ined ceremonies, with it will go the request that we may have a share in your memories, that the pages bound here will furnish a wedge to keep us living in your hearts, that seeing here a vestige of the hours that carried our joy, you may whisper a prayer for those who have passed through this way to the wide, wide world. life . jbt (Delia fcpL ikm $iqma " It is for the wise man to set things in order . . St. Thomas. We congratulate you, honored members of the Class of ’53, for the wisdom by which you have gained enrollment in the Delta Epsilon Sigma. Your determined search for knowledge has found an equal balance in active participation in spiritual, cultural and social activity. The honest application of brilliant minds, stimulated by genuine and admirable in- terest, has now been sealed with the symbol of highest achievement. We have recog- nized your earnest and orderly efforts of the past years — through your membership in the national Catholic honor society, may others witness your enthusiasm and deter- mined ability, in future years, as you con- tinue in a truly Christian way, to uphold the ideals of Our Lady of the Elms. 94 CUumnac Cl Aocicdum Margaret T. Dwyer, President President Margaret T. Dwyer Vice-President Gertrude M. Griffin Secretary Elizabeth Sullivan T reasurer Flora Millette Chapter Presidents Berkshire County — Elizabeth Flynn Boston — Anne F. Jones Holyoke — Mary Connors Newport, R. I. — Margaret A. Sullivan Northampton — Alice O ' Grady Lawler Springfield — Jean Shea Worcester — Dorothy McHugh (phsi idsint AswkwA - 1928-1 953 The academic ye ar 1952-1953 marks an important milestone in the history of the College of Our Lady of the Elms — a mile- stone that the Alumnae Association is proud to recognize because the college is no long- er a babe in arms with an unsettled future. Our Lady of the Elms has grown, develooed and matured since she opened her doors in September 1928 to the first eager aspirants for degrees. Throughout the intervening twenty-five years the Alumnae Association has jealously guarded her privilege and duty to assist the college and the students in furthering the high ideals set forth by her co-founders, the late Most Reverend Thomas M. O ' Leary and the late Reverend Mother John Berchmans, S.S.J. The Alumnae Association ' s growth has kept pace with the College. There are now seven Alumnae Chapters located in Berk- shire County, Boston, Holyoke, Northamp- ton, Springfield, and Worcester, Mass.; and in Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to these chapters preliminary work has been started for the establishment of chapters in Hartford, Connecticut; Metropolitan New York; Washington, D. C.; and in Puerto Rico. By becoming active members of the Alumnae Association the class of 1953 will find continued pleasure in working with the friends they made while students at the Elms and in the Association they will meet those who paved the way in the earlier days to give Our Lady of the Elms the enviable posi- tion she holds in the educational world today. While the Silver Jubilee Year ends with the 1953 Commencement its memories of the inspirational and impressive Founders ' Day held in October and the many special events held throughout the year will long be cherished by students and alumnae alike. 95 . added We pray that you whose fellowship has been melodious strain in our symphony of joy, you a warm, the FRESHMEN . . . the babies of our college days . . . objects of our zealous initiation into the spirit that is the Elms ... so swiftly an integral part of our affectionate rev- eries . . . spattered with our tears as we tossed Elms ' caps from a foyer balcony — the SOPHOMORES . . . sister class . . . yet to weave enchantment for a one night stand with the delight of your own Junior Prom . . . dignified bearers of soon-to-be-donned caps and gowns at our Mass of Investiture . . . cavorting on stage in true Can-Can form for " Dulce et Decorum " . . . perha ps not the nearest, but surely the dearest the JUNIORS . . . following closest in our footsteps . . . now ringed with the tourmaline in a ceremony whose tradi- tion began with you . . . specially devoted to th e freshmen . . . growing in the gravity that senioj $ftipJ may continue to grow here in wisd( carries you forward to the world shall have patterned the way with joy. SI ' Us! 97 - jhAbhman QLoaa filaAA 0(fk A President Helen R. Le Clair Secretary Elizabeth L. Morrissey Vice-President Susan D. Footit Treasurer Joan E. Benedict Class Historian — Margaret A. O ' Melia Class Flower — Iris Class Colors — Purple and White FIRST ROW: A. Musngi, M. Fitzgerald, J. Tash, H. Wynne, D. Kehew, N. Moriarty, M. Murphy SECOND ROW: P. Reilly, A. Gallagher, L. Champagne, J. Doyle, S. Footit, C. Monahan, M. O ' Connor THIRD ROW: M. Zalauskas, E. Sheehan, P. Deslauriers, M. Cote, B. Bullens, M. O ' Melia, D. Tuttle FOURTH ROW: M. Leonard, M. McDonnell, R. Koenig, B. Britt, F. Thomas, C. Thefft, J. Lincoln FIFTH ROW: E. Moore, E. Wrenn, L. Kelly, P. Cimini, E. Morrissey, J. McCabe, J. Shea, J. Marby Margaret A. O ' Melia ROW ONE: C. Sullivan, A. Marlins, M. Gilmartin, H. LeClair, M. Fifzgerald, M. Sponske, J. Meloche SECOND ROW: L. Grenier, M. Fraley, L. Eisenmann, C. Brunet, T. Harris, E. Wilder, A. Griffin THIRD ROW: Z. Ziemba, M. Welsh, J. Laverty, B. Congram, J. Benedict, M. Griffin, M. McClernon FOURTH ROW: A. Clancey, T. Dowd, B. Conlin, S. Chamberlain, J. Rogers, M. Casey, E. Kelly. FIFTH ROW: M. Crowley, J. Lilly, M. McGarrity, C. Pontiac, M. Hoar, J. Brunet, M. Cervini J’MAhmjtm (R fyvainA ' We ' re the Shieks of Araby. " Arrayed in towels, beards, and sheets, we fled fo the land of spices and sweefs. As Arabs, lowliest of the low, we bowed and spoke and acted so. Our Sultans cast disgusted looks as we cleaned their rooms and carried their books. But all of that was over soon and Freshmen sang a happy tune. " Gaudeamus. " Juniors and Frosh sat side by side . . . We talked and sang, and laughed and cried. Then came the Arabian Nights, our skit, and each Frosh tried to do her bit. With stout strains of fhe Gaudeamus, fhe Seniors fhrew green caps to us . . . Initia- tion had come to an end, and in each Senior we had gained a friend. 99 - .. Sheiks of Arabie " Drifting and Dreaming We were sure to find lots of romance at that all important first college dance. The music was gay and each Frosh heart light. Could we ever forget such a mem ' rable night? " Tea for Two " At the tea, the Juniors made us feel our bond of unity was warm and real. We looked up to our " Sister Class " and knew our friendship warm and fast would always last. " Ave Maria Our long preparation — a thing of the past — was over and we were admitted at last. A Sodalist of Mary — each face wore a smile, for now campus life was really worthwhile. " Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. " Each Elmite was happy, each orphan was gay, and beamed at new t oys with which she could play. All cares were for- gotten, all joined in the fun, and Santa gave well-wishes to everyone. " There ' s No Business Like Show Business. " The Frosh were excited, all flurry and scurry . . . The scenery went up in a rush and a hurry. Though the Senior Class play brought the tears to our eyes our talented freshmen won second prize. " Mood Indigo " The dread day arrived when we went to our doom, our minds just went blank as we entered the room. But soon they were over, no more would we fear — those horrible mid-terms of our freshman year. " Til We Meet Again The long year was over, the hard work is done — each Frosh with her troubles as well as her fun. But we ' ve gained lots of friends, and we ' re glad all in all — that we ' ll be retu rning as sophs come the fol- lowing fall. Margaret A. O ' Melia ' 56 Champion Volley Ball Team 100 BENEDICT, JOAN E. 183 Johnson St., Springfield BRITT, BARBARA J. 212 North St., Northampton BRUNET, CONSTANCE M. 51 Avon Place, Springfield BRUNET, JOAN V. 51 Avon Place, Springfield BULLENS, BARBARA J. 59 Arnold St., Westfield CASEY, MARY T. 4 Noble Ave., Westfield CERVINI, MONICA J. 160 So. Flagg St., Worcester CHAMBERLAIN, SHIRLEY 324 Eastern Ave., Springfield CHAMPAGNE, LOUISE E. 1043 Monsanto Ave., I. O. CIMINI, PHYLLIS A. 61 Dodge Ave., Pittsfield CLANCEY, ANN M. 122 Wolcott St., Springfield CONGRAM, BARBARA A. 87 Eaton St., Fitchburg CONLIN, BARBARA A. 44 Talcott Ave., W. Springfield COTE, MARGUERITE T. 24 Los Angeles St., Springfield CROWLEY, MARY FAITH 57 Circle St., Forestville, Conn. DESLAURIERS, PAULINE C. 55 Hendrick St., Chicopee Falls DOWD, THERESE M. 22 Atwater Place, Springfield DOYLE, JOAN M. 81 Cass St., Springfield EISENMANN, LOIS ANNE M. 567 Sumner Ave., Springfield (?IaAA oft 1956 FITZGERALD, MARY MALVINA 82 Southworth St. West Springfield FITZGERALD, MARY M. I 1 9 Bracewell Ave. North Adams FOOTIT, SUSAN D. 140 Massachusetts Ave. Springfield FRALEY, MARY E. 60 Franklin St., Dalton GALLAGHER, ALICE T. 919 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield GILMARTIN, MARILYN G. 238 Eleanor Rd., Pittsfield GRENIER, LOUISE M. 600 Fifth Ave. Grand ' Mere, Canada GRIFFIN, ANNE M. 20 Summit St., Springfield GRIFFIN, MARY L. 53 Lamb St., So. Hadley Falls HARRIS, TERESA A. I Sergeant Ave., Chicopee Falls HOAR, MARY E. 98 Cleveland St., Springfield KEHEW, DOROTHY D. 3 Thurston Ave., Newport, R. I. KELLY, EILEEN C. 633 Chestnut St., Springfield KELLY, LORRAINE J. 50 Thomas St., Springfield KOENIG, ROSALIE M. RFD 3, Box 3 64 A New Brunswick, N. J. LAVERTY, JOA P. I I 30 Springfield Ave. N. Providence, N. J. LeCLAIR, HELEN R. 2 1 Woods Ave., Holyoke LEONARD, MIRIAM A. 295 Lonsdale Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. LILLY, JANE M. 62 Chase Ave., North Adams LINCOLN, JOAN G. I I Hill St., Thorndike MARBY, JOAN M. 39 Edward Ave., Pittsfield MARTINS, ADELE 105 Kirkland Ave., Ludlow McCabe, joan m. I I Preston Ave., Pittsfield McCLERNON, MARILYN M. Antler Ridge, Reading, Vermont MacDONNELL, MARY M. 34 Lenox St., Springfield McGARRITY, MAUREEN F. 82 Greene St., Pawtucket, R. I. MELOCHE, JEAN T. No. Spencer Rd., Spencer MONAHAN, CLAIRE J. 44 Nonotuck Ave., Holyoke MOORE, ELLEN A. 224 Blake Ave. New Brunswick, N. J. MORIARTY, NOREEN P. 25 Clinton Ave., Holyoke MORRISSEY, ELIZABETH L. 328 Onota St., Pittsfield MURPHY, MARGARET M. 92 Massasoit St., Springfield MUSNGI, ADORACION A. Santiago, Isabela, Philippines O ' CONNOR, MARIE G. I I 9 Pine St., Holyoke O ' MELIA, MARGARET A. 79 Sumner St., Auburn PONTIAC, CHARLOTTE G. 517 Dickinson St., Springfield REILLY, PATRICIA C. 164 Sargeant St., Holyoke ROGERS, JOAN A. 459 Liberty St., Beacon, N. Y. SHEA, JEAN M. West Main St., Millbury SHEEHAN, ELIZABETH E. 66 Ventura St., Springfield S I Cl LI A NO, RACHEL N. 41 Dearborn St. East Longmeadow SPONSKE, MARTHA A. 33 High St., Springfield SULLIVAN, CHRISTINE B. 903 Liberty St., Springfield TASH, JEANNETTE C. 53 Furnace St., North Adams TEFFT, CLAIRE K. 445 Mountain Ave. Westfield, N. J. THOMAS, FLORENCE S. 507 Union St., West Springfield TUTTLE, DOROTHY A. 30 Lenox St., Springfield WELCH, MARGUERITE M. 377 Prospect St., Northampton WILDER, ETHEL M. 24 Oxford St., Springfield WRENN, BETTY A. 88 Gillette Ave., Springfield WYNNE, HONORE M. 130 Northampton Ave. Springfield ZALAUSKAS, MADELINE M. 47 Houghton St., Worcester ZIEMBA, ZITA CAROLE 17 West St., Chicopee 101 Sophomoic QLoaa QlaAA OfflkBAA President Catherine T. McCarthy J iee-President Patricia J. Boyle Secretary Marilyn R. Erickson Treasurer Claire J. St. Onge Class Historians — Francine M. Grumm, Anne M. Ferrero Class Flower — Bachelor Button Class Colors — Blue and Silver F. 0 A. Ferrero rumm ■■■ f ■n ■Ml FIRST ROW: A. Holmes, M. Santos, M. Hanlon, R. Croughwell, C. Whitmire SECOND ROW: E. Bissonette, A. Ferrero, M. Reddy, M. Deitner, J. Monaghan THIRD ROW: M. Abare, C. Acosta, H. Madden, A. O ' Connell FOURTH ROW: M. McCarthy, C. Tully, J. Doyle, M. McDonnell, A. Lynch FIFTH ROW: N. Haran, M. Sullivan FIRST ROW: F. Grumm, C. St. Onge, C. McCarthy, P. Boyle, F. Rondeau, B. Shevlin SECOND ROW: J. Naranjo, M. Kiley, G. Sea hill, E. Hoar, C. Fitzgerald, C. Pion THIRD ROW: D. Burns, M. Cunningham, P. O ' Malley, P. Hanifan, A. Kennedy, J. Herbert FOURTH ROW: P. Coffey, H. Dunne, W. Reardon, C. Brault, E. Joe, M. Gallivan ' FIFTH ROW: E. McMahon, D. Neal, T. Goonan, M. Kennedy, B. McBride, A. Buxton SIXTH ROW: C. Kokilananda, J. Bereswill, M. McDermott, M. Stearns, E. Kelley, E. Sullivan 5 - Snc. October 23, 1952: Exclusive scoop on new newspaper window shades . . . Broadway hit, opening next week . . . " Dulce Long hairy suit cannot be found for Monk et Decorum Est — " , well, let ' s just say It ' s McDonnell . . . Social problem arises — not so sweet as it ' s headed to be . . . Pro- " Education vs. rehearsals, or the case of the ducers, agents, stars, and stage hands are open ventilators . . . Parlor tricksters can about to lynch someone . . . But to use a keep five plafes spinning at the same time, " forty-second street " cliche, " The show but have they ever tried five rehearsals go- musf go on " . . . Nevertheless gripes, calam- ing smoothly at once? . . . A. S. Sullivan lost ities and complaints have seeped through one chord of music, but this production has the cracks of fhe doors and the rents in the misplaced a whole album . . . Language diffi- 103 " He ' d pass the lamp and leave it dark. ' culties are further slowing the proceedings . When those Latin-American beauties lose their tempers, things really fly, back- stage ... A casualty occurred when the spotlight man just knocked once on the " ladies only " . . . Whodunit? . . . We mean who stepped on the scenery while it was be- ing painted? . . . Skirts will be lowered and grass will be fortified — censorship of the show coming soon by the " black and white " legions of decency . . . October 31, 1952: Critics acclaim " Dulce et Decorum Est . . . " as melting pot of entertainment . . . Rich-toned Negro voices, swaying Hawaiians, and the mysterious Ori- ent form a melee of culture . . . Twin scenes present child stars budding into Stork Club entertainers . . . On the streets of New York roamed a fruit vendor with a wild pitching arm, and a miniature " femme fatale " with delusions of diamonds . . . Italian street songs blended with melodies of a shoe shine boy, and tune for mischief personified, " Freckles " . . . The children performed superbly and embryo chorines danced pro- fessionally . . . Then the Old Lamplighter struck his magic wand against the footlights for fhe Stork Club chorus line . . . T.V. ' s Sid Caesar, Hollywood ' s Harry James, and disc favorite Doris Day surpassed any of their previous performances . . . High-brow com- edy, with the assistance of Professor Eye- strain brought the house down . . . And the mellow tones of the final tribute to the audi- ence closed the curtains . . . This column foretells a long run on Broadway for " Dulce et Decorum Est " and equal successes are predicted for future October thirtieths . . . Seniors ' Soph Sisters snapped at Elmata 104 CIoaa 4 1955 ABARE, MARILYN L. NO Mill St., Winchendon ACOSTA, CLARA L. P.O. Box 1227, Santo Domingo Republica Dominicana BERESWILL, JOAN A. I 84 Wilmont Rd. Scarsdale, N. Y. BISSONETTE, ELEANOR M. 22 Rich St., Worcester BOYLE, PATRICIA A. 33 Jasper St., Springfield BRAULT, CECILE T. 34 Theodore St., Chicopee Falls BRISSETTE, CAROLE A. 172 Wells St., Greenfield BURNS, DOROTHY L. 93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield BUXTON, ALICE L. 12 Longview St., Springfield COFFEY, PATRICIA A. 61 Tory Fort Lane, Worcester CONNOR, CLARE E. 50 Putnam Ave., Pittsfield CROUGHWELL, ROBERTA N. 124 Crane Ave., Dalton CUNNINGHAM, MARY A. 61 Fairfield Ave., Holyoke DEITNER, MARGUERITE A. 58 Lind en St., Springfield DOYLE, JOYCE A. 108 Wolcott St., Springfield DUNNE, HELEN A. 608 Francis St., Pelham, N. Y. ERICKSON, MARILYN R. 59 Buckingham St., Springfield FERRERO, ANNE M. 94 Shaker Rd., E. Longmeadow FITZGERALD, EVELYN M. 15 Edmund St., Chicopee Falls GALLIVAN, MARY T. 30 Aldrich St., North ampton GOONAN, SARAH T. 36 Mercedes St. Chicopee Falls GRUMM, FRANCINE M. 1582 Mace Ave. New York 69, N. Y. HANIFIN, PATRICIA A. 32 Center Street Fort Plain, New York HANLON, MARIE A. 741 45th St., Brooklyn 20, N. Y. HARAN, NANCY M. 2 Clarendon St., Worcester HEBERT, JACQUELINE R. 204 Worcester St., I. O. HOAR, ELAINE C. 1120 Worthington St. Springfield HOLMES, ARLENE B. Tompkin ' s House Larchmont Acres Larchmont, New York JOE, EVELYN J. 41 Ferry St., Springfield KELLEY, EILEEN F. 29 Windsor St., Worcester KENNEDY, ANNMARIE M. 20 Mystic St., Springfield KENNEDY, MAUREEN C. 85 Jackson St., Holyoke KILEY, MARY J. 85 Northampton Ave. Springfield KOKILANANDA, CHAMAI 549 KudiChin Dhonburi, Thailand LYNCH, ANNE E. 139 Cedar St., Clinton MADDEN, HELEN M. 37 Stratford Ave., Pittsfield McBRIDE, BARBARA F. 36 Orlando St., Springfield McCarthy, Catherine t. 26 Van Horn Park, Springfield McCarthy, maureen f. 474 Maple St., Holyoke McDermott, mary m. 1 7 Kulig St., Springfield McDonnell, mary f. 82 Columbia St., Adams McMAHON, ELIZABETH P. 623 Grattan St., Aldenville MONAGHAN, JOAN C. 318 Hutchinson Blvd. Mt. Vernon, N. Y. MORIN, ANNE MARIE West Yarmouth NARANJO, JUANITA C. 28 Norman Ave., Pittsfield NEAL, DORIS A. 406 So. Main St., South Milford O’CONNELL, ANNE M. 8 Leahey Ave., South Hadley O ' MALLEY, MARY P. 4024 Cornelia Ave. Chicago 41, III. PION, CLAIRE M. 240 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee REARDON, WINIFRED M. 1498 Northampton St., Holyoke REDDY, MARY E. 835 Main St., Clinton RONDEAU, FRANCES G. 85 Holbrook St., North Adams SANTOS, MERCEDES I. Sterling House Coggesshall Ave. Newport 4, R. I. SCAHILL, GERALDINE M. 33 Charles St., West Medway SHEVLIN, BARBARA A. 50 Lyman St., Holyoke STEARNS, MARY ANNE 22 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow ST. ONGE, CLAIRE J. 1 4 School St., Ware SULLIVAN, ELAINE F. 672 Sumner Ave., Springfield SULLIVAN, MARGARET A. 253 Oak St., Holyoke TULLY, CAROL A. 107 Elm St., Pittsfield VOMACKA, SYLVIA M. 9 Pleasant St., E. Longmeadow WHITMIRE, CAROLE A. 212 First St., Pittsfield 105 (jjunuft QLoaa (JklAA 0{$ic£AA I ‘resident Marqo M. Hanley Secretary Maureen A. McCarthy V ice-!‘ resident Eleanor M. McFadden T reasurer Margaret M. Harris Class Historian — Elizabeth H. McGauley Class Flower — Gardenia Class Colors — Maroon and Silver FIRST ROW: T. Chenette, C. Sweeney, M. Long, M. Hanley, M. McCarthy, L. Finn SECOND ROW: M. Cummings, H. Pratt, J. Sullivan, M. O Melia, E. Ferry, G. Todaro, C. Bianco THIRD ROW: A. Padilla R. Tierney, R. Flanagan, E. Fenton, A. King, P. Niles FOURTH ROW: M. Hroszowy, C. Sullivan, E. Diggins, C. Speight, M. Raymond, E. McGauley FIFTH ROW: J. Byrnes, D. Berthiaume, V. Walsh, E. Cahill, J. Koonz Elizabeth H. McGauley FIRST ROW: C. English, J. Smalley, E. McFadden, M. H a rri s , R. Piekos, B. Brunet SECOND ROW: E. May, M. Br itt, E. Verchot, N. O ' Connor, T. O ' Connell, L. Morin THIRD ROW: A. Smyth, S. Paine, A. McDermott, C. Gadbois, W. Wojtaszek, B. Macina FOURTH ROW: M. Shea, J. Fontaine, S. Tucker, M. Dryden, H. Twigg, R. Condron FIFTH ROW: I. Walinski, M. Sullivan, D. Skeivis, V, Hunt, P. Hampson, E. Deitner Qwii i JlaAktiqliiA Junior joy, full pf the green and gold of a September reunion, welcomed freshman sisters. Junior eyes witnessed a strange land of Arabian nights and days — initia- tion of lowly Arabs by regal sultans. Junior hearts, too, were enwrapped wi th the solemnity of the Silver Jubilee celebration. Junior hands became proud show- cases for glittering gold Tourmalines. Junior intrigue was aroused by the moving rank in cap and gown on the feast of Christ the King. Junior ears resounded with the fun of goblins and ghouls, hangovers from the Soph Show. General Chairman, Claire Bianco, with her various committee chairmen Junior promenaders " in the pink " disguised a gigantic gym as a " Mid- night Masguerade. " Junior heads swirled with " an old familiar thrill " as dreams came true. Junior silence meant the quiet medi- tation of a successful Retreat. Junior unity was symbolized in the Class Day daisy chain. Junior forms tried on cap ' n ' gown in anticipation. Junior seats at graduation were in the front rows. Junior security was a bit shaken by the parting of their closest-to-class. Junior prayers follow them. Elizabeth H. McGauley Junior talent created ' 52- ' 53 Elm- script and Tourmaline. Junior voices mingled with the young-eyed shepherds and kingly wise men at the Christmas of the stair sing. Junior merriment was muffled by the middle of mid-year exams. It happened at a ' Midnight Masquerade " 108 ClaAA 4 195lf BERTHIAUME, 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 33rd St. Astoria, L. I., N. Y. CAHILL, ELIZABETH A. 49 Montana St., North Adams CHENETTE, THERESE O. 84 Church St., Gi I bertvi I le CONDRON, M. ROSALIE 36 Maplewood Ave., Pittsfield CUMMINGS, MARY JANE F. 14 Ashley St., Pittsfield DEITNER, MARIE EILEEN 58 Linden St., Springfield DIGGINS, ELLEN M. 4 Waconah Rd . , Worcester DRYDEN, MARY A. 976 State St., Springfield ENGLISH, CAROL T. 35 Day Ave., Westfield FENTON, EILEEN M. 50 Hitchcock St., Holyoke FERRY, ELIZABETH F. RFD 8, Norwich, Conn. FINN, LILLIAN 1823 Northampton St. Holyoke, Mass. FLANAGAN, ROSEMARIE M. 42 Sturges Rd., West Roxbury FONTAINE, JEANNE M. 23 Greenwood Ave., Holyoke GADBOIS, CLAIRE A. 556 So. Summer St., Holyoke GROSS, JOANNE J. 1470 West Avenue Bronx 62, New York HAMPSOM, PATRICIA J. 25 Woods Ave., Holyoke HANLEY, MARGARET M. 142 Cottage St., Pawtucket, R. I. HARRIS, MARGARET M. I Sargeant Ave., Chicopee Falls HROSZOWY, MARY D. 1 I Whipple Ave., Blackstone HUNT, VIRGINIA E. 151 Spring St., Winchendon KING, ANN C. 101 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield KOONZ, T. JOAN 180 Eagle St., North Adams LONG, MARY E. 4 Home St., Springfield MACINA, BARBARA A. 2 Isabella St., Northampton MAY, BETTY A. 41 High St., West Springfield McCarthy, maureen a. 90 Packard Ave., Springfield McDermott, anne m. 33 Oberlin St., Worcester McFADDEN, ELEANOR M. 18 Colton Ave., W. Springfield McGAULEY, ELIZABETH H. I Almont Ave., Worcester MORIN, LUCILLE T. 177 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee NILES, PATRICIA A. 113 Bourne St., Three Rivers O ' CONNELL, THERESE C. 20 1 East 39th St., N. Y. I 6, N. Y. O ' CONNOR, NANCY J. 3 1 Webster St., Springfield O ' MELIA, NOREEN M. 17 Forest St., Middleboro PADILLA, ANABEL T. Customs House, Ponce, Playa, Puerto Rico PAINE, SHIRLEY L. 100 Federal St., Springfield PIEKOS, RITA D. I 19 Roosevelt Ave., Chicopee PRATT, HELEN M. 209 Pilgrim Ave., Worcester RAYMOND, MARGARET A. 27 High St., Caribou, Maine SHEA, MARY ELLEN 187 Oak Grove Ave. Springfield SKEIVIS, DOMICILE P. 10 Danforth Ave., Pittsfield SMALLEY, JOAN A. 10 Elliott St., Easth ampton 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. I 80 Bamford Ave. Hawthorne, N. J. TIERNEY, ROSEMARY C. 715 West St., Pittsfield TODARO, GLORIA C. 4730-215 St. Bayside Hills, N. Y. TUCKER, SHEILA M. 571 Armory St., Springfield TWIGG, HELEN M. 952 Belmont St., Watertown VERCHOT, ELLEN M. 60 Norman Ave., Pittsfield WALINSKI, IRENE M. Belmonf Ave., Monson WALSH, VALERIE D. 27 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield WOJTASZEK, WANDA C. 71 Summer St., Adams 109 Seniors The four years ' sometimes seeming struggle reaches to- wards the point marked ending and all the happy hours live in our memories to be taken out and dreamed over as the years slip by. Hearts that shatter a bit as they brush against the brittle certainty of severance make no sound in their passing, for it is only the empty vessel that clatters. Seldom did we stop to think what it was that we were build- ing here. Coming up as does the dawn, slowly, imperceptibly at first, gradually deepening, spreading fuller, finally encompassing all the day in the splendor of its munificence, realization and recognition of the gift that has been o of fellowship, of knowledge and warmed with the joy that is ou Zv r-r-V j i O 111 ClaAA Oj$ksihA 1952-1953 President Patricia A. Byrnes V ice-Prcsident Mary C. Fitzpatrick Secretary Julianne M. Maranville 7 reasurer Margaret A. Griffin President Helen E. Nee 1951-1952 V ice-Prcsident Helen M. Murphy Seeretar v Julianne M. Maranville Treasurer Ann 1. Holmes President Jane M. Healy 1950-1951 Vice-President Arlene A. McGoldrick Secretary Mary T. O ' Neil T rcasurer Patricia A. Byrnes President Jean M. Fournier 19tf 9-1950 Vice-President Cecile M. McDonnell Secretary Mary C. Fitzpatrick T reasurer Eileen C. Marshall i la re c l JL ynes Waterbury, Conn. V eShevu l Cropped hair and common sense . . . con- geniality with contagious rhythm . . . ambi- tion on the lighter side, restless embers on a glowing hearth . . . conscientious despite details . . . carefree, cynical, capsule com- ments . . . Tallulah with a Yankee drawl — juke box and the " Georgetown’ 1 blues . . . 5 3 ' s fifty-second classmate in junior year Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 3, 4; IRC 3 (S), 4; Elmscript 3; Tourmaline 3 o oral Lea Jana hel zl)erijer Springfield EaGER scientist . . . inquisitive mind . . . roller-coaster riding in her car . . . knack for knitting . . . foster-mother to a distinguished chick . . . abrupt departures from freshman chemistry class ... " I read an article " . . . score-stopping basketball guard . . . hostess at a well-supplied, well-remembered scien- tists ' picnic Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; ACS 4; Italian Club 2 113 J aren C (a ire (l oclei Worcester Green eyes that snap the Canasta table Into efficiency . . . companionable at break- fast . . . the spark in the smoker . . . dog fancier in disguise . . . " not long for this world " . . . for a sensitive portrayal — cur- tain call plus a Verdeoro trophy . . . sunlight and shadow giving depth to ' 53 Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; ACS 4; Science Club 2, 3, 4 V ■ R t veronica UDixlnunoivu z Pittsfield INFECTIOUS grin, telltale laugh . . . humor with its serious side . . . IRC ' s competent Pax editor — Glee Club ' s struggling soprano . . . gay chats, quiet study, and toll house cookies . . . efficient, enviable, extensive in- terests . . . sunlight behind a passing cloud . . . ambition with an understanding heart Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3; IRC 3, 4; Corte Castellana 2 3; Delta Epsilon Sigma r j jf n. barmen cyLucille K hiani Brooklyn, N. Y. HOLIDAY personality . . . drama in the everyday . . . fanciful flair for artistry . . . completely interested in the interesting . . . piquant Alice in Wonderland . . . her heart in her eyes . . . remembered for deft and diverse roles . . . New York, her natural back- drop . . . one touch of Venus . . . delightful to know Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2, 3 (I), 4 (T); Martin De Porres 2; Athletic Club I; Italian Club 2 (T); Elmscript 2, 3; Tourmaline 3; Elmata, Associate Editor P alnciu - tuie I ijr New York, N. Y. JUNIOR-SIZED president with giant-sized energies . . . scientist with dancing feet . . . running on schedule . . . enthusiastic story teller and masterful mimic . . . dining room entertainment nightly . . . sugar and spice . . . voice of pros and cons . . . thorough planner; exacting executive . . . ' East Side, West Side " , but definitely " New York in June " Sodality; NFCCS; Student Council 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 4; Athletic Club I; Science Club 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 2, President 4 115 Springfield Classic beauty turned perfection . . . mis sing link in our chain that very important night . . . Swampscott summers . . . mistress of Genevieve who never fails . . . beloved of Boston, but not of Fanny Farmer and her cooking school . . . " He ' s a good kid " . . . a gentle, understanding heart dedicated to social work Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro 3; Martin Do Porres 2, 3 (VP), 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3 Greenfield Ducky . . . winter holidays — sporty as ski slopes, warm as flaming hearths . . . ani- mated as a puppet on a string . . . molasses voice and butterscotch hair . . . remembered for freshman flights . . . commuter from Greenfield . . . most collegiate combinations . . . bounding humor . . . parties, " pinned " , and Pete . . . deliriously diligent Sodality; NFCCS; Martin De Porres 2; Athlet ic Club I 116 Brooklyn, N. Y. INTELLECT and wit as outstanding as an Argyle plaid . . . sophisticated kitten with an aversion to fur . . . hesitant yet wholehearted . . . laughter across a crowded room . . . lover of Ray Bolger and blue — in sneakers or cashmere . . . reflections on Rest Beach and a Christmas tan . . . lovely lass Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; IRC 3, (T); Martin De Porres 2, 3; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; Italian Club 2 Springfield M IMI . . . gay as a daisy in May ... re- freshingly feminine . . . giggle-spiked con- versation . . . lounging on long winter nights . . . hostess in a party mood . . . music wherever she goes . . . nimble knitter . . . incidentally Indiana . . . winding detour to Worcester . . .class composer and historian . . . seeking and finding the silver lining Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 3; Verdeoro I, 2, 3; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; Cercle Francais I, 2; Elmscript 3; Tourmaline 3 117 Longmeadow M ODISH, blond addition to our sopho- more ranks . . . companionable in the Cat or study hall ... a quip in time . . . serious about sociology . . . curious conversion from car to car . . . fun with fanciful flights ... a teacher who holds all children in her heart Sodality; NFCCS; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 2, 3; Corte Castellana 3 Pittsfield Eyes bright for adventure . . . addicted to silly puns, bridge, and the rah, rah racoon . . . diversified dates . . . primed for discus- sion but at home in dreams . . . sentimental as violets in Spring . . . coffee and sweet bread and lengthened breakfasts ... " A Partridge in a Peartree " from a perennial poet . . . the best of buddies Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4 (P); Athletic Club I; Elmscript 2, 3; Tourmaline 2, 3 118 w 7 7 Colic’ll Jhercsa dJuun Springfield A NGELIC face set off by a pixy ' s haircut . . . clownish covering for a tender dreamer . . . always trimly neat . . . Annapolis, here we come . . . " Don ' t forget the Army — Navy game " . . . whatever her way, laughter sounds the keynote ... a ride with rattles . . . never a worry or care — not even about traffic rules Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I; Martin De Porres 2; Athletic Club 1 , 4 j) I s ) ancy (jane LJunphij Haydenville SUMMER-SKY eyes winking music back at the world . . . hostess at the " Haydenville Hotel " . . . chanteuse April Stevens style . . . sunshine and laughter — after 10 A.M. . . . quiet voiced, gentle mannered in decor- ous moments . . . canasta interruptions with animated exaggerations . . . wending her way with a friendly smile Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro I; A Cappella 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4 119 Pittsfield SeRENE, competent, unflinching glance . . . Blue Belle habituee . . . Pittsfield patron and publicist . . . orderly individualist . . .a quiet, unassuming wisdom that speaks volumes in silence . . . thought-provoking stimulus to a conversation . . . impassive without being passive . . . perpetual punctuality personified . . . matchless dignity of the confident woman Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; French Club I Springfield SlIM, trim trickster . . . our part of a blonde brunette sister team . . . easy mixer . . . affable, accomodating taxi-cab . . . magic and tragic lab moments ... a tower in tribu- lation, study hall advisor and raconteur . . . bent on the scientific but heartwarmingly understanding of the uninitiated Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Club 3, 4; ACS 3, 4 (P); Science Club 1 , 2 120 arcjcm ■el % ranees Jitzaera (cl North Wilbraham SblAMROCK and the Irish jig . . . lepra- chaun with a devilish glint . . . clever, capti- vating Emerald colleen . . . forgivable giggle . . . unmistakable chatter . . . pert, pint-sized, miniature spark-plug . . . banners of MIT . . . letters of absorbing interest . . . wit with a wisp o ' wistful . . . life with its sunny side up Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro 2, 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 2; La Corte Castellana 2, 3; Elmscript 2 lenne Jit zpa t riel 1 Chicopee LlKE sunlight, brightly reaching everywhere . . . naivete, sincerity . . . capable and kind . . . close squeezes into parking spaces . . . elephant memory in a busy beaver . . . " Will it ever end? " . . . breathless . . . the Willy House and trips to Boston . . . rosy-cheeked vegetarian . . . childlike teacher . . . perpetual participant in 53 ' s activities Sodality; NFCCS 2 (Alternate Delegate); Student Council 4; Verdeoro I, 2; Class Secretary I, Vice President 4 121 can arte 3 on niter Springfield DEVOURING books and apple cores, absorbing knowledge . . . flagrantly blue eyes bespeaking a kindly heart . . . breath- less gales of giggles . . . conscientiousness her keynote . . . alarm-clock primed for dawn . . . nothing, but nothing, like Notre Dame . . . earnest leader of the green, green fresh- men . . . black and gold cocker spaniels for fun Sodality; NFCCS; Student Council 4; Glee Club 3; A Cappella 3; MJB I, 2, 3 (T), 4 (P); Cercle Francais I; Elmscript 3 (Co-editor); Tourmaline 3; Class President I Sa (t, Cjcttjnier Springfield F ROM close-crop to flowing tresses in our time . . . quick trip to Boston to interview longshoremen . . . quick return another time . . . overzealous publicity director of our junior prom . . . last-minute, laughing punc- tuality . . . faithful to Mr. Cook . . . diamond- studded security for a senior-year Christmas Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I; Cercle Francais I, 2 122 Holyoke A LIAS " Goulie " . . . slight with shattering footfalls . . . pondering conversafionalisf . . . congeniality behind a " don’t disturb " sign . . . magnetism in a French class . . . taffy at a country fair . . . Chicopee " sea fever " . . . defermined, diligent, dauntless spirit of the AA . . . 5 3 ' s generous provider of paper and pins for O.L.E. . . . dreams under lock and key Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Club I, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Cercle Francais I, 2 (T), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Corte Castellana 4; Italian Club 3 South Hadley A RDENl advocate of Thespian activities . . . summer sessions with C.U. players . . . limitless laughter . . . somnambulistic strolls at the witching hour . . . mercenary manager of ' 53 . . . service with a giggle . . . Beffy af the Ballgame; a " hit " at every party . . . foresight into future dreams . . . fulfillment through conviction and faith Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); IRC 3; Class Treasurer 4 123 Pittsfield HARMING touch of stateliness . . . eyes glinting deviltry now and then . . . tales of a vacation funster . . . " What was I going to say? " . . . hilarious highlight of St. Tom ' s . . . adventure hinging on the venturesome . . . lightheartedly wise without making a produc- tion of it . . . pointing the way to maturity with truth Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2; Corte Castellana 2, 3, 4 (T) Pawtucket, R.l. 0 ASUAL as rain . . . senorita sociologist . . . teasably agreeable ... a perfect audience . . . table-tall proctor of the dining room . . . Goon girl, a nickname that stuck . . . crazy about cars . . . allergic to animals . . . ten- year-old figure . . . quiet capabilities ... a genuine bit of grace Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; MJB 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I 124 West Roxbury N IOLASSES-TAFFY hair and a dust of freckles — best appreciated in technicolor . . . all-around artistry with a crop of clever cartoons . . . seldom the first to arrive . . . comical supply of faces for flash-bulb frolics . . . a Glee Club president like a pretty song . . . dreams of many things . . . nutmeg and cream — New England to the heart Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club I, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); A. Cappella 3, 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; IRC 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 3, 4; Elmata, Associate Editor; Class President 2 Springfield RlGHT size for a kindergarten . . . longer- than-possible eyelashes . . . whisper of a waistline . . . unignorable voice . . . turned- up nose, turned-down hose . . . dash of spice . . . Chamber of Commerce interest in the Berkshires . . . happy little hill-billy in the Sophomore Show . . . tiny girl with definite ideas Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Club 2, 3; Corte Caste- liana 2, 3 125 Pittsfield N ATURE achievements from quiet medi- tation . . . realistic . . . history in the making . . . proud and positive air with a little win- dow shopping on the way . . . Wall Street, the Worker, or walking barefoot in the rain . . . laughter and tears . . . chartreuse and ceramics . . . sensitive to truth and beauty Sodality; NFCCS; Student Board 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 3; MJB 4; IRC 3, 4; Elmscript 3 (Co-Editor-in-Chief); Tourmaline 3; Elmata, Asso- ciate Editor; Delta Epsilon Sigma - A 1 1 sabei rloltucs Larchmont, N.Y. Comforting fount of common sense with just a touch of the idealistic . . . currents of laughter beneath an unruffled surface . . . intuitive sense at exam time . . . " Please kids, just one hour ' s sleep " . . . blushing back from Christmas vacation ... a special place for little Sis " to fill Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1,2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 3 126 Springfield Constantly laughing blue eyes . . . emergency cafeteria hostess . . . innately sensitive to the humor in our most dramatic situations . . . domestic but not domesti- cated ... a summer in Edgartown . . . mem- ber-in-spirit of the Florida Chamber of Com- merce . . . kindergarten-mother — although not for long Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro 3; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 2, 3 Springfield CaLM, cool, model ' s beauty underscored by the kindest of hearts . . . our " Wild Irish Rose " . . . the one John Robert nearly stole away from us . . . gaily gadding chauffeur in a shiny new car . . . airminded . . . lunch- times with Ellen and the children . . . then to Cook ' s . . . sincere and to be trusted Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3; Athletic Club I, 2, 4 127 Springfield 1 " HE SIGHT and scent of shamrocks . . . little bit independent . . . town and country type . . . many " men " . . . perpetual fresh- man spirit — easy enthusiasm and coopera- tion . . . crew haircut . . . cover-girl smile . . . always on an escapade . . . traveling kind - — to Maine, Florida and the future Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 3, 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4 (T); Athletic Club I, 2, 3; Corte Castellana 3, 4 JUL ' tju rv arie J. arrow Springfield SHAKING her feathery brown curls in our unseeing eyes . . . efficient liturgy exponent . . . seasoned, svelte campus-to-campus traveler . . . expert, capable, sure of her place in the world . . . sometimes serious but more often gay as a champagne bubble . . . childlike simplicity of the truly intelligent woman Sodality; NFCCS, National Liturgy Co-Chairman 2, 3; Athletic Club I, 2, 3; Italian Club 2 (S); Elmscript 3; Tourmaline 3 128 d 1 ois ar y acKjretjor Springfield DyNAMITE in dungarees . . . lightening in a summer sky . . . Rowena of IVANHOE . . . militant stride . . . snap of the fingers, French- man ' s " savoir faire " . . . knitting, crocheting, test tubes, and dancing shoes . . . booming exclamations with hyphenated door slams . . . at times cn overwhelming silence . . . unpretentious, precise, quick, inquisitive . . . LO — a Scottish lass with the key to adven- ture Sodality; NFCCS; Glae Club 4; Verdeoro 1 , 2 , 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2; ACS 2, 3, 4; Science Club I, 2, 3. 4 (T) Bcdara Wan, WJoncnj Springfield lETITE-NESS, wearing sunlight in her hair . . . eyes sparkling blue in surprise . . . the hours we ' ve spent waiting — a labor of love . . . " a little bit independent in my walk " . . . especially lovable in stout defense of her OWN opinions . . . her future caught and held in the emerald depths of a junior Christmas diamond Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 4 129 niiaum’ a ram JL South Hadley Gentle manner, ladylike always . . . red convertible, matching sneakers . . . genuine appreciation of profound humor . . . friendly chauffeur service . . . characferisfic script . . . O.L.E. tourist guide for kindergarten field frip . . . memorable overnights in Peg ' s cube . . . quietly reserved, vibrantly Elmish ... a sense of true sophistication Sodality; NFCCS; Student Council 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 3; Athletic Club I, 2, 3; Cercle Francais I, 2; Class Secretary 3, 4 Kiilhrr, icrmc ar.s ut Worcester LLMS efficiency expert . . . crimson jacket, Elms cap — always . . . battered but beloved menagerie . . . bitter aversion to rearranged furniture . . . repeated search for wayward Harriet ' . . . zealous rooter for Purple and White . . . indefatigable, ardent leader of Our Lady ' s Sodality . . . bearer of Elms ' ideals . . . inevitable happiness and success Sodality 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); NFCCS; Student Council 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; IRC 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3; Corte Castellana I, 2; Class Treasurer I 130 Ponce, P.R. O UR impetuous senori+a . . . golden disposition . . . envied enthusiasm broken by solemn moments . . . her desire — perpetual diet of rice and beans . . .White Christmas? oh, that swimming pool ... a package of " garlicky " pig skin from home . . . jet-pro- pelled discourses . . . unforgettable treasure from the " Isle of Enchantment " Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 2, 3; Martin De Porres 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; Science Club I, 2, 3, 4 Chicopee Copper hair, darting eyes . . . sharp and witty logic . . . mature, intuitive, determined individualist . . . ambitious, tenacious, pains- taking student . . . pride of a history class . . . joy of a debate . . . super-secretary of New England Catholic Students ' Peace Federa- tion . . . fifth of the McDonnells . . . solid, steadfast . . . girl on a career binge . . . smooth sailing ahead Sodality; NFCCS; Student Council 4 (VP); Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; MJB I, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4; IRC 3 (VP), 4 (P); Cercle Francais I, 3; Class Vice Presi- dent I 131 oau I u nr [JC rniui Springfield Compact, casual, conservative . . . pro- nounced preference for the Jesuits . . . con- tinual conversationalist . . . deliberate, determined biologist . . . inveterate earring collector of considerable acumen . . . teaching tendencies ... a blind date that clicked . . . cafeteria caniptions . . . philos- opher ' s joy in more serious moments Sodality; NFCCS; Student Council 4; Glee Club 2, 3; Italian Club 2 Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 4; Student Council 3, 4; Athletic Club 3; Class Vice President 3 JLL M.rir ' Burl, Springfield l ,ln J RISH heart and intriguing eyes . . . artist and illustrator of the " philosophic " man . . . high-pitch harmonizer . . . dancing the whole night through . . . wearing all things kelly- colored with an Erin air . . . picnics and a real nice clam bake . . . walking and weathering the storm . . . length and depth 132 Springfield UNASSUMING yet essential . . . hilarious in the subtlest of ways . . . extensive collec- tion of miniature oddities . . . companionably quiet . . . business head of ' 53 . . . famous caricatured desk blotter . . . constant sin- cerity . . . giving her best +o O.L.E. ... a remembrance of unequaled magnitude Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 4; Verdeoro I ; Martin De Porres 2; Athletic Club I, 2; Italian Club 2 (P); Elmata, Business Manager Maynard [ERKY ponytail, lilting laugh . . . memo- littered lampshade — a constant reminder . . . lingering memories of Maine . . . earnest executive of the student assembly . . . table I ' s favorite " cook " . . . gayety of weekends, seriousness of studies . . . satisfaction in the scientific . . . hope and aspiration . . . guar- antee of success and achievement Sodality; NFCCS; Student Council 3, 4 (P); Glee Club 4; MJB 3, 4 (T); Athletic Club I, 2, 3; Science Club 2, 4; Class President 3 133 Millburn, N.J. DISTINCTIVE drawl from New Jersey . . . slow, sincere grin . . . taking things as they come . . . careful thought in her words . . . friendly from afar . . . annual party cakes for the dorm . . . welcoming committee of one in freshman year . . . often the unexpected in a rare, refreshing way Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; IRC 3; ACS 4 Cfaiue ) Icd ' ij OJJricn South Barre SPONTANEOUS artistry, a conformist ' s temperament . . . shining light of education class ... if it ' s green, it ' s Beano ' s . . . another Newagen convert ... an unexpected flash - another prize for the album . . . " five ' Oh Henryks ' please! " . . . casual dorm quarters . . . fiery ambition, yet genuine contentment in leisure ... a girl who deserves the best of luck Sodality; NFCCS; Verdeoro I, 3; IRC 3; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2; Elmscript 3; Tour- maline 3; Elmata, Art Editor 134 Chicopee HARM, poise, features of a Madonna statue . . . serenity in her smiles . . . pertinent philosophical probings . . . common sense and forthrightness . . . naturalness and gen- tleness . . . O.L.E. ' s representative at Notre Dame . . . 53 ' s librarian day-hop . . . disciple of Horace, on terms with St. Thomas . . . earnest, sincere, keen intelligence coupled with a liberal heart Sodality; NFCCS 3 (Junior Delegate), 4 (Senior Delegate); Student Council 4; Verdeoro 2, 3; Martin De Porres 2; Athletic Club I ; Class Vice President 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma North Adams Study in Grecian profile . . . classic, whole- some, Mary model . . . generous, genuine, guileless elf . . .scrapbooks, argyles, North Adams, and the boy-next-door . . . spinning wheel beside a burning fireplace . . . Fuller Brush Man ' s secret tool box . . . Elms peri- patetic alarm clock . . . level-headed, real- istic " ideals ' ' — Libra scales of strength and serenity Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; ACS 2, 3 (VP), 4; Science Club I, 2, 3, 4 (P) 135 A hill nrtha nil lore V Norwich, Conn. P ENSIVE and persevering . . . definite views . . . like tweeds and autumn hues . . . appreciative of confemporary arts . . . volumes of valuable notes . . . hidden humor under a honey coif . . . four years link with the library . . . mad about good books and a future among them . . . powerful pen prod- ucts . . . independent but dependable Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; Cercle Francais I, 2; Elmscript 2, 3; Tourmaline 2, 3 (Co-Editor-in-Chief); Elmata, Asso- ciate Editor; Delta Epsilon Sigma Icin Ludlow A WORD, a laugh, a song . . . directing O.L.E. voices in harmony . . . renewal of summer memories through " Rec " visits . . . hapless victim of fourth floor foolery . . . protector of ' fragile " wristwatch . . . acti- vator of the Spanish Club . . . candid under- standing, heartfelt advice . . . perpetual aim for highest goals . . . simple goodness to reach them Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club 3 (Assistant Accom- panist), 4 (Song Leader); Verdeoro I ; Martin De Porres 2; Corte Castellana 2 (S), 3 (S), 4 (P) 136 anc S a i t nines: U J Fall River Provocative curls . . . picture-book soprano .... proof that a pretty girl is like a melody . . . contagious giggle in support of B.C. ... a sojourn in Fitchburg . . . detail- ridden directress of our Sophomoric talents . . . frightfully domestic on occasion . . . perspective on Puerto Rico — not for purely sociological reasons Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; A Cappella 2, 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield REFRESHING as a pine-scented breeze . . . knitting needle artistry Howdy Doody style . . . tweeds from town to country . . . witty and wise but sparing of words . . . cafeteria welcoming committee . . . laughable, lovable accounts of the trials of a " new driver " . . . unmatched in warm sincerety Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4 137 X auric earns Longmeadow P EARLS and mink . . . lyr ic charm of a string ensemble . . . magnetism on Main Street . . . liquid brown eyes and regal beauty of a Steiglitz photo-plate . . . glitter, excitement, Mozart, and chocolate souffle . . . secret restless heart, soothing restful pen . . . worker, Elms " taxi driver " , lady editor . . . startling, stunning, endearingly different Sodality; NFCCS; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Martin De Porres 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3; Tourmaline 3 (Co-Editor- in-Chief); Elmata, Editor-in-Chief; Delta Epsilon Sigma £L„ ' W;iu U ana.sse Northampton DANGS and burnished specs . . . dryad with a subtle wit . . . long letters and clicking needles . . . biologist with classic thoughts . . . mocassins and Egyptian ear- rings . . . unruffled, unyielding — solidity with a spur of deviltry . . . romance in a plastic raincoat . . . pianist with undis- covered forte, idealist of uncommon sort . . . Hes, misnomer of Beaven days Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Club I, 2, 3, 4; Science Club I, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Junior Prom Chairman 138 CIoaa 4 1953 ALESKEVICH, MILDRED A. 73 Draher Ave. Waterbury, Conn. ANETZBERGER, DOROTHEA A. y 18 Victoria St., Springfield BODEN, KAREN C. I Hadwen Lane, Worcester BUTRYMOWICZ, VERONICA B. 88 Seymour St., Pittsfield BYRNES, PATRICIA A. 93 Bedford St., New York, N. Y. CHIARA, CARMEN L. 457 -74th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. CLIFFORD, ADELAIDE W. 218 Conway St., Greenfield CROWLEY, RUTH H. 73 I Worthington St., Springfield DALGLEISH, ELLEN M. 46 1 -59th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. DANAHER, MARY E. 51 Trafton Rd., Springfield DILLON, MARILYN M. 18 Forest Place, Pittsfield DOLAN, LOYS A. 128 Farmington Ave. 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 FITZGEARALD, MARGARET F. 40 Maple St., North Wilbraham FITZPATRICK, MARY C. I 14 McKinstry Ave., Chicopee FOURNIER, JEAN M. 164 Eddywood St., Springfield GAGNIER, SALLY A. 40 Oswego St., Springfield GOULET, JEANNE M. 1 I Francis Ave., Holyoke GRIFFIN, MARGARET A. 53 Lamb St., South Hadley Falls ! HANLEY, GRACE M. 142 Cottage St. Pawtucket, R. I. HARTE, CATHERINE A. 2 I 3 Francis Ave., Pittsfield HEALY, JANE M. 69 Bellevue Hill Rd. West Roxbury HOGAN, JEANNE H. 1179 Bay St., Springfield HOLMES, ANN I. Tompkin ' s House, Larchmont Acres, Larchmont, N. Y. HURLEY, CLARE M. 9 Myrtle St., Pittsfield KELLY, AUDREY A. I 14 Wellington St., Springfield KENNEDY, KATHLEEN M. I I Wait St., Springfield LARROW, KATHRYN M. 289 Arcadia Blvd., 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. I I Jacques Ave., Worcester MAYORAL, ELLEN M. 5 Torres St., Ponce, P. R. ' McDonnell, cecile m. 196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 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, JEANNE E. A. 295 Millburn Ave. Millburn, N. J. O ' BRIEN, ELAINE M. 48 Peach St., South Barre O ' NEIL, MARY T. 22 Lemuel Ave., Chicopee PEDERCINI, helenann c. I I Hall St., North Adams ROONEY, PATRICIA M. 1 26 Warsaw Ave., Ludlow SANDBERG, ANN M. RFD 7, Norwich, Conn. SHAUGHNESSY, ANN M. 272 Ray St., Fall River, Mass. SMITH, JANET M. 38 Thorndike St., Palmer STEARNS, LAURIE J. 22 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow VANASSE, ELAINE C. 259 Bridge St., North ampton 139 FIRST ROW: G. Hanley, E. Vanasse, C. Hurley, K. Coden, P. Byrnes, C. Chiara, M. Danaher, M, Lynch, J. Goulet SECOND ROW: L. Stearns, E. Marshall, A. Holmes, R. Crowley, C. Harte, M. Dillon, J. Healy, E. Dalgleish THIRD ROW: J. Fournier, E. O ' Brien, H. Nee, D. Anetzberger, M. O ' Neil, H. Murphy (ffommmxxm ni (Os k (phoqAam MONDAY — Senior Play TUESDAY — Field Day WEDNESDAY — Afternoon — Mary ' s Day Processional to the Grotto Consecration Hymns and Tributes Coronation Floral Offerings of Seniors Recessional Evening — Athletic Club Banquet THURSDAY — Class Day Exercises, Senior Banquet (. la ss Day Officers Cass Marshal, Karen C. Boden Class Orator, Jean M. Fournier Class Prophet, Catherine A. Harte Class Poet, Ann M. Sandberg Class Historian, Mary E. Danaher Class Attorney, Marilyn M. Dillon Class Song, Nancy J. Dunphy and Senior Ball Committee General Chairman, Patricia M. Rooney Chairman ex-officio, Patricia A. Byrnes Music, Nancy J. Dunphy Refreshments, Kathryn M. Larrov Decorations, Ruth H. Crowley Programs, Rosemary T. Fields Pictures, Sally A. Gagnier Patricia M. Rooney SATURDAY — Seniors ' Reception into Alumnae SUNDAY — -Baccalaureate Address and Benediction MONDAY — Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency, The Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, D.D., Bishop of • Springfield. FIRST ROW: P. Rooney, V. Butrymowicz, M. Aleskevich, A. Clifford, E. Dunn, E. Mayoral, J. Maranville, J. Nicholson SECOND ROW: M. Nai, H. Pedercini, K. Kennedy, L. Dolan, R. Fields, K. Larrow, C. McDonnell, L. Mac- Gregor, A. Sandberg TH I R D ROW: N. Dunphy, B. Maloney, M. Fitzgerald, J. McKenna, M. Fitzpatrick, J. Hogan, A. Shaughnessy, S. Gagnier, A. Kelly Jhs tfhcudAAJUM f lJeaA A Fantasy We took the green and the gold, the green of uncertain years and the c old of hopeful futures, the co ' ors of our college, and we wrote " The Chartreuse Years. " We arranged favorite songs and we made it a musical. We planned a plot and we called it a fantasy. It was a fantasy with familiar faces, familiar not only because they were the girls who shared our classes and lived in our dorm but because the characters could have been you or anyone after graduation day. It was a story that grew from the familiar line, " Lost in the wide, wide world. " We carried our story to a dreamland, to far away Austria and a magical town. We took our story and we added love, the joy of living, the purpose for life. We left our story, a last project of combined talents tied with the joy of endeavor. Abby , Ellen Dalgleish; Harvey. Catherine Harte; Sheila. Lois McGregor; Frau Morgan, Patricia Byrnes; Freida , Nancy Dunphy; Heinrich, Jeanne Hoqan. The students: Jean Nichol- son, Margaret Griffen, Mary O’Neil, Marilyn Dillon, Karen Boden, Margaret Lynch. S 1UOA duAiohu Dear Diary, It ' s here . . . unquestionably, inevitably . . . the end of four wonderful years. Thumb- ing through my album I find myself right back in freshman year. For instance . . . this photograph . . . scared freshmen ... a sad group if I ever saw one . . . green as they come. Remem- ber the " trim " morning line-ups in the Amphitheater " ? In spite of creaking bones it wasn t long before we knew that we were going to love our years with Our Lady of the Elms. Roman holidays? Anything but . . . just a patrician field day. But we lived, loved, and laughed our way to " Elms Night " and junior sisters. Socializing in the formal manner . . . our first college dance, the Elmata . . . and the junior-freshman tea ... we sported our best and did we love it. Sodality reception . . . Now we had Mary ever so much closer . . . First Lady of the Elms. First Christmas at O.L.E. . . . the concerts, stair sings, caroling, and parties, parties, parties. Beaven and St. Thomas " rec " rooms nostalgic with candles, crumbs and chorus. One thing well never have is a picture of " our first exams. " But that doesn ' t mean we ' ll forget them, not by any means. " How Deep Is the Ocean? " . . . Who cares? We know we had a wonderful time. Dream When You ' re Feeling Blue " . . . you ' ve heard the song . . . and we frosh did too. In fact, we took a " Dreamer ' s Holiday " where dreams came true and every Elms ' girl had her own special " football hero. " Don ' t forget our Dads . . . " Kings for e Day. " Mom had her turn at the Mother- Daughter banquet. Sophomore year . . . quiet but carefree . . . time to get acquainted end settle down to the books . . . with a little time out for fhe " Soph Open House. " Deep recesses on fhe fourth floor bear mute testimony to secret plans laid by " Undercover Sophs. " Then invitations were out, the curtain went up, and the " show boat " sailed into view manned by " Cole Greeny and his crew. " All eyes were on Channel 777, proof positive that T. V. is here to stay. Juniors . . . back in the swing and having ourselves another party . . . Jeanne ' s cake enriched with the four Elms T ' s . . . " E " ffort . . . " L " ove . . . " M " orality . . . " S ' ' tability , Someone asked why we all had our hands hanging out in front, shall we say. Couldn ' t they see the Tourmaline that sparkled on every one right down the line? Little sisters . . . dear to our hearts . . . secretly we prayed that we ' d measure up some way to our own sister class and find the same bond of understanding and soror- ity between us. " You And the Night And the Music. " A snap could never capture the warmth and beauty and the happiness we felt at our Junior Prom, but it can bring back that night and a flood of memories . . . silver and black . . . perfect blend . . . reminder that " all that glitters is not gold. " Our last steps as juniors before crossing the threshold into senior year . . . carrying on our shoulders the daisy chain, symbol of the links that bind the Elms to our hearts . . . today, tomorrow, and always. " Salem aikum " ... we say hello ... to a new year, our last year, and the wonderful, unsuspecting freshmen. The Shiek of Araby might have looked with awe upon Bagdad, O.L.E. style, but frosh passed with honors. Caps and Gowns ... I still look at that picture with the same wonderment I felt that Sunday. A rose-and-song blended breakfast. Seniors ... we were really seniors. The day was cloudy but nothing can cloud the heart ' s view. " Are you coming to our Prom? " . . . juniors sang for their " Midnight Masquer- ade " but still we seniors couldn ' t help but think, perhaps a bit possessively . . . " you ' re not coming to our Prom. " Then as if in punishment ... it was com- mencement ... all the things we dreamed and wished for . . . here . . . then gone . . . Mary ' s Day . . . Class Day . . . the Ball . . . our Senior Play where 20th century students lived medieval roles . . . the culminajTeci not the end. Sony of £oy 144 Ja££ Ohaium With mixed feelings of pity and envy we of the class of 1953 have watched three groups of predecessors plant their class tree — and, graduating, take leave of us and of Our Lady of the Elms. As bystanders of the event we looked on the seniors with envy that now the world was so wholly and hope- fully theirs, and with pity that college life as they had known and lived it was theirs no longer. And today we seniors have that same task before us as, conscious now of more a heaviness than a levity of heart, we place within the earth this young tree sym- bolic of ourselves. The four years which brought us to this day have been full and happy ones. We have grown in knowledge — in knowledge of the world about us and of that other world within ourselves. We have matured in our understanding and comprehension, learn- ing the while the value of remaining child- like. We have learned many things: to live, but more to give of ourselves, for others; to seek, but more to be, the truth; and to work independently and with self-reliance but with all confidence in God. And now as we plant our tree, we ask of God parallel blessings upon it and upon us. As our tree becomes firmly rooted in the solidness of earth with its branches out- stretched to the heavens, so may our lives and ideals be embedded in the foundation of a firm faith with our minds and hearts ever reaching upward to the higher things of God. Just as our tree shall be unbending beneath storm and gale, staunch and unyielding againsT ' yJt f - ' V adversity and temptation. souls, like the tree, nourished v sl. ' S s $ra)£) ' th - pf ened by the gentle rains, grc beautiful beneath the benevol God ' s graces. May we live ever-conscious xTiWfi. gift that is ours — ever gratefulr portunities we have enjoyed here — our tree, may we always and in all manifest testimony to God ' s greatne glory. m friends, exemplars: there are fifty-two hearts filled with love and sincere thanks, fifty-two minds saluting your virtues — particularly that of patience which you have exercised so well with us. To the entire faculty we leave the assur- ance that their labor has not been in vain, as we go forth into the vast world with strong faith, with high ideals, and with a sureness born of the knowledge we have acquired here. For the Juniors, the prestige, the power and the glory of being seniors, the academic black, and finally the " Order of the Round Table " are our parting gifts. To the class dearest to us, our " Sisters the Sophs, " who have been all we could have hoped for in a sister class, we bequeath the hope that they may be as fortunate in a sister class as we were two years ago. (A " Tourmaline Polisher " is included to keep in reserve until Ring Sunday next.) To the freshmen go the hope and stamina necessary for the three coming years and words of wisdom from grave old seniors that " It ' s worth it. " And thus disposing of our aforementioned precious possessions and treasures, we place our hand and seal to this document in this year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and fifty-three. The Senior Class of the College of Our Lady of the Elms. Marilyn Dillon, Class Attorney " On this day, oh Beautiful Mother . . . CLoaa Will We, the sagacious seniors of ’53, leaving forever as students, the sheltering " Elms, " desire to bequeath to those persons who have been closely associated with us these past four years and have contributed great- ly to this milestone of life which we are now passing, namely, our college days, our most precious possessions and veritable treasures. Therefore, being of sound-proof minds and bodies, we, the fifty-two of fifty-three, do hereby declare this to be our Last Will and Testament. To His Excellency, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, our President, who arrived in freshman year with us, and has persevered, we hope, as well as we have, we leave an undying loyalty and promised pray- ers for God ' s guidance and assistance in the future. (Also, a copy of the " Maine Stein Song " with which we welcomed you in the spring of ' 50) To Monsignor Shea, the most recent addi- tion to the administration, but well-known because of certain revered textbooks on campus, we leave our regrets that we could not have spent more of our time here with you, and 104 of the aforementioned text- books, well-chewed and, we trust, assimi- lated. For the Sisters of Saint Joseph, teachers, 146 CLaAA (pAOph OJ What a wonderful day. It was such a pleasure to see the class of ' 53 again. How well I remember the Silver Jubilee. We never thought of fhe Golden Anniversary fhen, but today we celebrated the Fiftieth Anniversary of fhe College of Our Lady of fhe Elms. Walking info fhe lounge of O’Leary Hall, I mef Rufh Crowley, Sally Oagnier, Audrey Kelly and Mary Fitzpatrick. Seeing them brought back memories of their summer ex- periences as waitresses. Now they own a chain of resorts. From what I hear, they are the places to go on a vacation. Not for a rest, though. Kay Kennedy is the social director and keeps everyone busy. She always had plenty of social contacts. Jeanne Goulet, former swim champ (remember when she swam the English channel) and Jean Nicholson, star of the New Jersey Globetrotters for so many years, are the athletic directors. Of course, wherever Kay is, Ellen Dunn is there too. She is the business manager of the entire chain. She was always so practical about business affairs. Before leaving, they invited me to a big celebration at one of their hotels. The party is in honor of Barbara Maloney and Jack ' s twenty-fifth anniversary. It will be another opportunity to see the girls. How freely I use that word. Beano hadn ' t changed a bit — Elaine O’Brien, that is. I never thought she would stay out with the Indians so long. She ' s just home on vacation from her academy in Wyoming. You ' ll never guess who went out there with her. Eileen Marshall. She ' s been trying all these years to teach Latin to the Indians. It didn ' t surprise me to learn that Peg Lynch revolutionized the school for Air Hostesses, but I was amazed to hear that she now owns the Pan-American Air Lines — better known as the Peg-American Lines. Helen Nee, their ace pilot, has broken all records. She has flown the highest and the lowest, the fastest and the slowest. Jane Healy — Healy the Humorist. Her comic strip " The Best Days of Your Life " has taken over the place that " Blondie " used to hold. Jane has used many incidents from our days at O.L.E. Ann Sandberg used her artistic ability in a different field. She illus- trates children ' s books — quite a few of them are by Mldred Aleskevich. Our child iterature course must have been Mildred ' s incentive to choose writing as a career. All their books have been printed by the Mc- Kenna, Larrow, Hogan and Dolan Company. They haven ' t changed the name of the com- pany after all these years — even though they changed their own. Laurie Stearns and Clare Hurley also en- tered the literary field. Besides her novels, Laurie has published a book on etiquette which has replaced Emily Post ' s. Now the saying goes — " according to Laurie. " Clare chose drama as her field. Walter Kerr called her " the find of fhe century. " Speaking of Clare, my thoughts turn to Carmen Chiara who has starred in all of Clare ' s plays. To complete the trio, Ellen Dalgleish has pro- duced these plays. She can well afford it, she certainly married into money. Peg Griffin also continued her acting career for many years. Right now in every major city in the United States there ' s a Griffin Dramatic School. The high point of the day was meeting Ellen Mayoral. I hadn ' t seen her since she was here ten years ago for Ann Shaugh- nessy ' s wedding. Ellen always promised to be Ann ' s bridesmaid, but she was her matron of honor instead. Ellen is the first lady of Puerto Rico; her husband was re- cently elected governor. Dorothea Anetzberger and Norma Erick- son were being congratulated by everyone on their latest invention — automatic pilots in cars. Chauffeurs are now things of the past. Julianne Maranville has converted her cab service to these revolutionary autos. Science brings to mind Lois MacGregor. I read an article that she wrote for the Scientific Journal: " Science and Men — blow They Mix. " Elaine Vanasse collaborat- ed with Lois on this; she ' s well versed in both sides of the questic just published her li of America from I Sociology claim Mary Danaher. M wayward children whil police force. Mari Pittsfield City Hall the summer after gradu- ation and never left. In the last election, she became mayor of Pittsfield by a landslide. Rosemary Fields, Superintendent of Schools, has her office right across the hall from Marilyn ' s. It was nice to see Ducky Clifford for a change instead of listening to her. She has discontinued her news program in favor of spinning records. She played an album of Pat Rooney ' s records last week. Pat is now on a concert tour of the world with her agent, Mary Nai. Ducky occasionally has Cecile M cDonnell has me work The History to 1978. " Grace Hanley and started a home for ile Grace joined the Dillon worked at the guests on her show — one day she featured the great opera star, Karen Boden. Veronica Butrymowicz has her own TV show, playing the saxophone. She made her debut in New York last year. Jazz at the Metropolitan! Helen Murphy was looking as lovely as ever. She was the top model in the country for years. Peggy Fitzgerald is still in de- mand — she always looked young, but imagine modeling young misses ' dresses at the age of forty-six. Helen said that she sees Janet Smith once in a while. She lives on Park Avenue now, thanks to the invest- ments she made on Wall Street. Our marriage guidance course was cer- tainly beneficial. Helenann Pedercini has won renown as Mother of the Year. Pictures of her entire family were in last month ' s Time. Jean Fournier gained so much from the course that she opened a marriage guid- ance clinic. I almost forgot the news from abroad. Duchess Patricia, our own Pat Byrnes, wasn ' t able to fly over for the celebration. That certainly was a long trip she took to Eng- land; she hasn’t come back yet! Athens is the residence of Mary O’Neil. She’s having an awful time teaching Greek grammar to the children over there. You ' ll never guess where Ann Holmes and Marty are now — in Africa, mining diamonds. There they are — all accounted for ex- cept Nancy — I ' ll stop in at her Pizzeria in Hayde envilie for supper. Wind and leaves desert the sky And Joy is heart ' s promise in the air And in the earth that stirs and shoots From out its blackened mold. It ' s Spring and Spring ' s hope in morn That sprinkles spicy heirlooms on the trees And whispers secret words of magic In youth ' s ear. Joy is heart ' s pleasure in pain And love and in its fever Whirls and twirls youth ' s fancy Inside out — yet in the heart ' s Soft suffering dreams — there ' s promise That there are other Springs And with these heart ' s pleasure Laughs and sings and soars In newborn open song while earth and buds Burst out their shell and dance — because heart ' s Joy leaps within. (pahsnlA ' (DsuLuudwn Since we first clutched our green and gold caps and answered to the call Elmite, " we have changed, or we like to believe we have. We like to think that we have stretched and broadened mentally and emotionally so that now you, our parents, may look at us and decide " She is a woman. " We can remember your proud appraisal of us on so many days — First Communion day, first report card day, first " going out " day and finally, the day we first wore the black scholar ' s robe, Cap and Gown Sunday. You looked at us that day with the satisfaction of a sculptor who has completed a life long ambition in his work of art and yet with regret that this form, your child, was soon to remove the pro- tective veneer you gave her and attempt to proceed independently along. All our ives your comforting arm and guiding hand have made the tears sting a little less and the tumbles not so steep. All our lives you have been lifting us — out of the cradle of dependence into the realms of rational maturity. Your confidence in us again gives us strength, just as the confidence you felt in the school we chose as our Alma Mater resulted in the most substantial gift of our lives. You must have known we would find " lasting friends and knowledge " of so golden a sort that now, as we leave these halls our thanks to you is bountiful, the thanks for the gift of the fullest and fairest lives. 150 wm $m s ' When you review our book, And d well upon its art, And find the happiness enclosed within, Remember that our thanks, Our friendship, and our love Reach out to you from every page herein. Remember that our hope, Symbolic of our youth, We offer in a vein of gladness, too. But most of all, our friends, In this most memorable year, Remember that our JOY belongs to you. 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Ch. 2-7600 New York City Your Modern Shopping Center Compliments of Compliments of Charkoudian Drug Corporation JOSEPH W. CONDRON ALFRED E. DINLOF COMPLIMENTS OF FLORIST James J. Dowd Son FLOWERS AND GIFTS INSURANCE HOLYOKE : MASS. CHICOPEE, MASS. 157 Compliments of SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL LABOR UNION 158 Gleason ' s Funeral Home THE HOUSE OF FLOWERS 734 State Street 438 North Street Springfield Massachusetts Pittsfield Massachusetts Telephone 3-1413 HYLAND S DRUG HILL ' S PHARMACY STORE Thos. J. Hyland, Reg. Phar. 250 Exchange Street 500 Armory St., Cor. Carevv Springfield, Mass. Reliable Prescription Service Chicopee Massachusetts Compliments of J. F. KAHL CO., INC JANIS BAKE SHOPPE Registered J ewelcrs Anthony Roufagalcs, Prop. CHICOPEE Quality Since 1879 MASSACHUSETTS 250 North Street Pittsfield COMPLIMENTS 01 Mary — Zell Shop W. C, kOSIOREk 20 Dunham Street " On your way to the Post Office FLORIST PITTSFIELD, MASS. 500 FRONT STREET Books — Gifts CHICOPEE : MASS. 159 Compliments of RUTH EKBERG Teacher of Singing 12 Harrison Ave. Springfield, Mass. LEO J. SIMARD Jeweler 54 Suffolk Street Holyoke, Mass. 160 DIAMONDS Hastings Stationery Store WATCHES 4 Center Street ■ f .V ' v ; - " J r- a - • ■ JO v ,S7 J £«H dK£ GIFTS Chicopee, Massachusetts GERALD. F. MORAN Jewelers and Opticians 38 Vernon St. Springfield 3-4185 Divided Payments at no Extra Charge Kathleen Smith Music Shop MODERN APPLIANCE STORE REARDON ' S GARAGE Complete Service for Music Patrons Repairs On All Makes of Automobiles and Modern Home Makers Gasoline, Oil, Tires and Accessories Baldwin Pianos Magnavox Television — Radio Phonographs Records — Sheet Music Battery Service GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES Phone 8185 Expert Service 15 57 Northampton Street 267-269 Maple St. Holyoke Mass. Dial 2-2893 Holyoke, Mass. 161 Best Wishes Class of 1953 JOHN F. STOKES " The Class Ring Man " LOREN MURCHISON AND CO., INC. Official jewelers to the (. lass of 1 95 } Box 38 Springfield, Mass. Linden 34795 14 Park Place Newark 2, N. J. As pioneers in the development of Medical Reimbursement Insurance, we are happy to have had the privilege of formulating a plan for the students at College of Our Lady of the Elms. COLLEGE, SCHOOL AND CAMP DEPARTMENT JOHN C. PAIGE COMPANY 40 Broad Street Boston Portland, Maine; Los Angeles, California; New York City 2 COMPLIMENTS OF Grenier ' s Pharmacy, Inc. GRISE FUNERAL Prescript ion Specialist (lift Center HOME Corner Bridge and Cabot Streets Holyoke, Massachusetts George O. McGlynn, Opt. D. John J. O’Neil, Opt. D. MITCHELL ' S McGlynn S O ' Neil FILLING STATION Optometrists Sir rice II ith it Conscience " Bookstore Building, Phone 2-9514 427 SPRINGFIELD STREET 1383 MAIN STREET Tel. 8094 Springfield, Mass. Established 1910 NINO MENCARKLU National Library Bindery WEST SPRINGFIELD OPTICIAN — .1 PAY CLP P MASSACHUSETTS 51 Vernon Street Bibles ittul Prayerbooks Beaut if ull) Bound Springfield, Mass. Phone 2-2067 Tel. 3-7145 For College Pointers Com pi intents in Skirts, Sweaters, Dresses Kdvanaiii ' h Furniture Co. VISIT 443 State St. SIMON SALTMAN 252 Maple St. Opp. Roger Smith Springfield, Mass. Holyoke, Mass. 163 A. BOILARD SONS INC 476 OAK ST. INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. LUMBER, MASON SUPPLIES Building Material Cinder Blocks Roofing Doors, Windows Insulation Wall Boards Linden: 3-1 161 3-3768 3-3045 164 INTERSTATE BUSSES Corp. Pressure Spray Deluxe Service to your home with Providence C ARBOTEX south Bridge 10 year guarantee Pittsfield-Albany 36 months to pay and Points West Permanent — Beautiful — Free Estimates CHARTER OUR BUSSES Wall - Tite, Inc. Any ten ere — Anytime — Any Size 182 STATE STREET Springfield, Mass. Office Telephone 9-2551 Phone 2-8358 Terminal 137 Bridge St. Springfield Tel. 9-5,32(1 E. A. Sullivan Company, Inc. FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE of Women’s and Minnas’ Apparel Elms ' Activities and of Distinct ion Alumnae News 375 Main Street Read The Social Rages Of T he • SPRINGFIELD UNION Worcester, Massachusetts • SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS • SPRING El ELD REPUBLICAN 165 WALL - STREETER SHOE COMPANY ( ioldrn I larvest Scotch Grain Wing I ip Lacc Oxford Leather Heel Sold b) ALBERT STEIGER CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. THOS. S. CHILDS. INC.. HOLYOKE, MASS. E. M. BOLLES. AMHERST. MASS. Manufactured by Wall - Streeter Shoe Co., North Adams, Mass. Compliments of FOOD N’ FIXIN’S John F. Sullivan 47 Dalton Avenue Pittsfield, Mass. 166 Riani’s RICE AND KELLY INC. Home Made Ice Cream and Candy Furniture Store 285 North Street 582 Belmont Avenue Phone 18802 Springfield Massachusetts Pittsfield, Massachusetts Compliments of SITTARD ' S SPRINGFIELD BUICK CO. SERVICE STATION 630 Main Street NEWBURY ST. CHICOPEE, MASS. Springfield, Massachusetts Compliments of Springfield Cleaning THE SWEET SHOP and Dyeing Co. 29 1 Mill Street Tel. 6-15:51 891 North Street Reliable Since 1910 Spr i ngfield Massachusetts Pitts field. Mils such us etts rii • • 1 azzini Solin s Market, Inc. FLOWERS AND GIFTS 1 10 West Street Springfield, Massachusetts 1070 MAIN STREET CHICOPEE, MASS A CH USETTS 167 Best Wishes to the Class of 1953 ROGERS PLASTICS CORPORATION WEST WARREN, MASSACHUSETTS A. C. MARTINELLI 1G8 SCHERMERHORN FISH CO., INC. 13 Stockbridge Street Springfield, Mass. STETSON’S MEN WOMEN SPRINGFIELD : MASS. 1 More liy the Fair- Lvs. s by the ) ear Collegiate Specialty Co. Fraternity, Sorority CoVepiate Specialties 5 Slate Street TROY, N.Y. Compliments of ENJOY Excellent Food Percy Brothers Congenial Atmosphere Attentive Service SERVICE CENTER The STUDENT PRINCE and 1343 Carew Street FORT RESTAURANT Fort Street (just off Main) Springfield, Mass. Springfield, Mass. 169 COMPLIMENTS OF Chicopee Merchants ' Association Compliments of GUIMOND’S DRUG STORE " AL " STROHMAN The Music Man of Springfield BANDS ORCHESTRAS MUSIC SHOP . 72 Worthington Street Springfield L. W. CALLAHAN Compliments of Blake ' s Restaurant Painting Contractor 48 Westford Circle Springfield, Maw. Telephone 3-3062 Compliments of SPRINGFIELD FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE CO. 195 State Street 170 Springfield, Massachusetts Best Wishes JAMES C. BYRNES STUDEBAKER DEALER 34 Sumner Ave. Springfield, Mass. Compliments of E. T. O’NEILL SON General Contractors 9 Elmwood Avenue Holyoke, Mass. Tel. 4368 or 2-7450 171 VALLEY CINEMA Phone: 4-7946 Compliment, s of 958 State St. Springfield, Mass. Factory Approved Service Station Bogey Beverages Motion Picture Equipment and Photographic Supplies, Visual Aids Compliments of Telephone 2-6969 We Strive to Please CARR HARDWARE CO. B ' Shara ' s Luncheonette Hardware, Paint, Plumbing Supplies, Electrical Corner Grace and Main Streets Supplies, Household and Sporting Goods Springfield, Massachusetts 41 3 North Street Next to Strand Theatre COMPLIMENTS OF Compliments of DILLON FUNERAL HOME COOK S L C NCI 1 E( )NETTE 124 Chestnut Street Holyoke, Massachusetts FIELD ' S HARDWARE Belanger and Gagnon Market Moore ' s Paints Meats, Poultry, Groceries, Glass, Tools, Seeds Fruits and Vegetables Housewares, Hardware 256 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 3125-27 Main Street 172 Springfield, Massachusetts CURRAN - JONES, INC. Funeral Home 109 Mam St. West Springfield Telephone 6-7742 MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY, SPRINGFIELD 2, MASS. rHE HAIL MARY FRIEZE contributes to the child’s daily spiritual growth in addition to its application as an art accessory. The complete frieze can he 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, $1.00 173 BLUE BELLE SNACK BAR HOME OF DELICIOUS HAMBURGS 54 Springfield St. Phone 82110 Chicopee, Mass. T. F. SHEEHAN FLORIST 136 State Street Springfield, Mass. MR. HARRY LEE Three Times Winner of the International (1 rand First Prize for Hair Cutting. Shaping, Styling, and Permanent W a ring “Across From Steigers” I 190 Main Street 2-7215 Special rates for ELMS Students TRUE BROTHERS, Inc Jewelers Diamonds, Watches, Silverware 1390 MAIN ST., SPRINGFIELD Rocky’s Hardware 991 Main Street Springfield, Mass. T. J. CONWAY CO. PLUMBING AND HEATING Contractors 77 WINTER STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 174 Phone 2-5131 NEW ENGLAND Compliments of CHURCH SUPPLY RELIGIOUS ARTICLES M. NICOLA, INC. PRAYERBOOKS 271-277 West 4th Street SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK 14. N. Y. E. J. O’NEIL FRANK C. TYLUNAS INSURANCE AGENCY FUNERAL HOME Real Estate and Insurance 22 Broadway CHICOPEE FALLS 159 Broadway CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. Chicopee 1826 175 Use this -famous fragrance lavishly. Literally drench yourself in its cool, refreshing scent. 4 oz. bottle with atomizer, 1.95 8 oz. bottle with atomizer, 8.00 prices plus taxes. 176 MLLE. GAUTHIER MLLE. GAUTHIER Compliments of Hosiery Millinery HAFEY and Ladies II ear FUNERAL SERVICE 26 Center Street Serving Springfield and J irinity CHICOPEE MASSACHUSETTS 495 BELMONT AVENUE Liggett Rexall Super Drug Store Compliments of MORRIS FUR STORAGE Cleaning — Repairing — Re-stylmg 11 North Street 534 State Street Pittsfield, Massachusetts SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 177 SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS ROBERT ROLLINS Honored to Serve Our Lady of the Elms Specialists in Blazers Classes Alumnae Groups Teams Clubs Sororities Glee Clubs Schools Honor Societies 832 Broadway New York 3, N. Y. T. P. SAMPSON CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Thomas W. P. Sampson, President Ne ion |. Sampson, Director 730 State Street 500 Eelmont Avenue 710 Liberty Street 178 Heating Oils CHICOPEE AUTH FUEL, INC. SAVINGS BANK Furnace and Range Oils Loans for All Purposes Tel. 7-1468 THRIFT SAVINGS ACCOUNT Res. 2-7735 CHRISTMAS CLUB TAX CL U B Compliments of L. D. FERNALD and COMPANY COLLINS THIRD NATIONAL BANK BLDG. PLUMBING SUPPLY CO. Springfield, Massachusetts Investments 130 Race Street L. F. McDonnell Local Re presentatire HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS 179 " The House of Quality” Curtains Blankets Hand Ironing a Specialty B I FfflWM 333 Belmont Ave. 6-3616 Harry Samble, Pres. Moth Proofing Weather Proofing Fur Cleaning and Storage We Own and Operate Our Own Plants FAIRBANKS AUTO SCHOOL OMER ' S MARKET Established 1909 Oldest School in 12 Hamburg St. New England Springfield, Mass. SO Dwight Street Springfield Tel. 3-0 158 Compliments of ROVELLFS RUSSET Telephone 8-1277 POTATO CHIP CO. Fairview, Mass. BOSTON ROAD SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Ferris’ Center Department Store 54 Center Street Chicopee, Mass. 180 BYRON’S Funeral Home Inc. 684 State Street Springfield, Massachusetts JOHN F. FITZGERALD ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 43 Oxford Street Springfield, Mass. 181 BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1953 DAVITT M. ROONEY ASSOCIATES Advertising Public Relations Bank Building PALMER, MASS. 182 Compliments of Springfield Civil Service and Commercial School 145 State St. t Springfield Phone 2-8416 Park Edge Secretarial School Intensive Secretarial Course for College Women 187 Sumner Ave Phone 6-8931 SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Compliments of RIEL HARDWARE and MILL SUPPLY CO. 129 DWIGHT STREET SPRINGFIELD. MASS. TOOLS OF QUALITY WILLIAM F. SULLIVAN and Co. SCRAP IRON and METAL Berkshire Street HOLYOKE, MASS. Tel. 2-2576 EDWARD F. O ' DONNELL “Where Beauty Softens Sorrow” 494 Chestnut St. Springfield, Mass. Dial 2-1816 183 kimr OUT OF TOWN PATRONS CA11 NU ' ENTERPRISE 6004 ' (NO CHARGE FOR ENTIRPRISE CALLS) Holyoke’s most modern dry cleaning AND AIR CONDITIONED FUR STORAGE PLANT S WWM p ? V KiWfvif %- £SliL flSaSH 5| ' iwV ' X ■ f SSBBSSB W ' WF mK m •1 jBK + ; pLyl %• fJ ipf! 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