Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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« College of Our Lady of the Elms Qlticofiee, MaiAcuUtu ettl Editor -tn-Cbief Elizabeth H. McGauley Business Manager Ellen M. Diggins Ex-officio Lillian C. Finn Art Editor Dorothy C. Berthiaume Jean M. Byrnes Margaret M. Hanley Assistant Literary Editors Ann M. King Wanda C. Wojtaszelc COec ic teat ton This year, Lady full of Christ , you have been walking with the children of light in a special way. We are thankful for your steps beside us, for the gracious bending of your wisdom toward us, for the Shelter of your immaculate maternity . In these your Mary months we hare compiled a book by which we shall remember our days here at your college. Accept its dedication, dear Lady of the Elms; smile indulgently at its falterings, brim the hollows of its inadequacies with the richness of your spirit. And continue, Lady full of Christ, to walk with us forever in a special way . . . With Wary Dedication 4 Faculty 10 Sisters 18 Seniors 20 Classes 86 Juniors 88 Campus — Chapel and Grotto 90 Sophomores 92 Campus — Dormitories 94 Freshmen 96 Campus — Administration Building 98 Organizations 102 Activities 122 Lectures 140 Commencement 142 Alumnae 154 Parents 155 Acknowledgments 156 Patrons 157 Advertisements 158 DIRECTORIES Freshman 97 Sophomore 92 Junior 89 Senior 84 6 ; • ' - HIS EXCELLENCY THE MOST REVEREND CHRISTOPHER J. WELDON, D.D. BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD Preside 8 acuity Above the shallow shadows of the petty and the prosaic in this kingdom of the world you thrust your shining height, () Tower of Ivory. For those who shape the architecture of our minds, we bid you lift in love and fear and holy hope each slender shaft of their ideals to reach, beside your own, from earth 10 W isdom ' s light. 10 3fc acu Most Reverend Christopher ). Weldon, D.D. Prcsideu Ritrht Reverend George A. Shea, D.L)., Pli . D. Vice-President Sister Rose William, B.A., M.A. Dean Reverend Thomas B. Pierce, ISA.. 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., Pli. D. Publish Sister Marv 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. History Sister Lawrence Marie, B. Mus. Music Sister Helen Clare, B.A., M.A. French, Spanish Sister Mary Chrysostom, B.A., M.A. Id mat ion Sister James Mary, B.A. German, j ourualism Sister Mary Eugene, B.A., M.A. English, Latin, History Sister Margaret James, B.S. Biology Sister Anna Cecelia, B.A., M.A. Latin, Mathematics Sister John Martha, B.A., M.A. Sociology Sister Maria Maurice, B.S. C hemistr y , Ph ysics Sister Rose Dolores, B.A. English, Spanish Sister Mary Oswald, B.A., M.A. Education Sister Teresa Daniel, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian Sister Florence Joseph, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian, Child Literature Charles R. Gadaire, B.S., M.S., Pli. D. Biology Robert 1. O Herron, B.S., M.A. Chemistry Mrs. Guerdlme K. Curran, B.S. in Phys. Ed. Ph y si cal Ed cation 12 RIGHT REVEREND GEORGE A. SHEA, Ph. D. Vice-President 13 i 4 tig. FATHER PIERCE Many traditions we cherish here, many boasts we hold as singular. Yet we feel sure that we have no competition to our claim of possessing a chaplain, a friend, a prof, and a chess instructor all combined in one. We remember Father Pierce for the hearty laugh that permeates the hall; the quiet understanding with which he listens and seeks to guide; the smile that accompanies the assignment to bring back one loaf of our home-made bread; the interest he has for Liturgy as a way of life and the perseverance in bringing it to others; the fresh cigar he lights in the smoker, as once again he attempts to clarify that it is the queens that move in any direction, not the bishops; the readiness to share all that is the Elms . . . yet he needs no specific identification, for he is so very definitely one of us. He is dignified, friendly, reverent and eloquent, and thus we will remember him . . . most particularly by his voice, to which we have responded at daily Mass, and by his heart from which we have received so much fruitfulness and strength. FATHER BURKE The possessor of the true spirit of friendliness, our classmate, Father Burke, is left behind to carry on the spirit of 54. A champion of Our Lady is he! His tribute to her in the form of " Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue’’ is among our unforgetables, as well as his harmonica solos, and that certain three-or- more-speed piano piece. This staunch alumnus of that college in Winooski brought us the ' Michael- man” which has become a necessity at every gathering — sung with a spirit that remains unmatched. We have here " a little of a lot” — for though he must reach high to place the monstrance on the Tabernacle, Father Burke’s words and presence have lifted our hearts so high — reaching for Him who dwells therein. FATHER STAFFORD Whoever thought that Thomistic Philosophy could be presented with the delicious flavor of lollipops? Father Stafford’s smiling chivalry, where the whims of Elms girls are concerned, proves it can be done. His ventriloquistic way of getting good recitations, his understanding of why the test shouldn’t be held this day or that, his brilliance which is accompanied by the twinkle of eyes, the sunshine that makes a late arrival in Room 9 on First Fridays — not in a golden chariot, but in a black Chevy that does act at times like a two-wheeled vehicle — these sprinklings of mirth we acquaint with Father Stafford whose perfect example of the gladness of Christ was able to surmount even the ninety-four pages of Senior Philosophy I. 15 CHARLES R. GADAIRE, Ph. D. Biology With lively steps and innumerable hearty greet- ings, Doctor Gadaire enters the campus enlivened by his hasty trip from " across the way. " With a dignity that emanates from poise and selt confidence, his smile hints at the warmth and laughter hidden beneath that air ol efficiency. As his interests are varied, so is his energy boundless. And from his contagious exuberance and sincerity we have captured a ray ot confidence and loyalty and a firm conviction that the truly wise possess knowledge that is fostered and tempered by human understanding. ROBERT I. O ' HERRON, M.A. Chemistry Ideal compound of scientist and solid family man, his enthusiasm tor such diversified interests as metallurgy, wood-working, and golf is surpassed only by his evident devotion to the two tiny elements who call him " Daddy. " With down-to-earthness encompassed in loyal 11ms spirit, our chemistry prof has by word and example guided his students to that priceless under- standing of living " close to the heart of the matter. " Patient, logical to the extreme, understanding and genuinely friendly, Mr. O ' Herron is the champion ot common sense and that subtle sense of humor, masked by a quiet dignity. 16 GUERDLINE K. CURRAN. B.S. in Phys. Ed. Physical Education " A sound mind in a sound body ' is a familiar statement containing much truth. Physical education under the capable direction of Mrs. Curran success- fully fulfills this purpose of providing tor the physical training of students at O.L.E. A wide range of activities including archery, tennis, softball, volley ball, calesthenics, and folk dancing is engaged in. Mrs. Curran’s varied program provides a pleasant change from mental activity. Under her guidance and her patient, expert instruction students learn the rudiments of many new sports, while co-ordination, co-operation, and a well- balanced sense of competition and good sportsman- ship are also acquired. 17 Yon who hove lifted ns from the depths of unknowing and who Imre shared with its an unfailing treasure . preferring to he unknown yon are betrayed by yonr secret s yllables, and the rustle of yonr rosaries . . . Beyond the pale of time and circumstance yon have led ns to consider verities e tenhd and complete; for yonr vision is not its own end , and yonr words fall on our mills as echoes of an ever new discovery. 18 " Holier than the Cherubim , and more exalted than the Seraphim, Mother of God we praise the el” 19 c jeniors Waiting in petal eel silence, Mystical Rose, for the soft unfolding of the Flower of the Rod , you knew the breathless wind, the wingless flight of the heart ' s impatience in lore ' s vigil. So many times we hare paused here at your feet like children, heedless of your eyes. Impatient to be gone, distracted by return, we oftentimes forgot that you were notching us, and waiting . . . When we har e said our last goodby and severed ties which will not mend (in spite of fond delusion ), help us to look into your face and find our welcome there. 7F-; ' v ' Lillian C. Linn 1952-1953 President Vice-President Margo M. Hanley Eleanor M. McFadden Secretary Tr eas u r e r Maureen A. McCarthy Margaret M. Harris Mauri i n A. McCarthy 1950-1951 President Maureen T. Bryson Vice-President Lucille T. Morin Secretary Mary L. Shea Treasurer Gloria C. Todaro 1953-1954 President Lillian C. Finn Secretary Maureen A. McCarthy Vice-President Lleanor M. McFadden T reasnrer Margaret M. Harris Eleanor M. McFadden 1951-1952 President Gloria C. Todaro Secretary Lillian C. Finn Vice-President Mary E. Long Treasurer Eleanor M. McFadden Margaret M Harris 22 Dorothy Clara Berth Law me SOUTH BARRE The girl with a flair and raven-dark hair , makes decidedly distinctive whatever she dons , whatever she does. And in between intriguing silences her artist ' s fingers filter music for a mood , or pattern with color an unforgettable moment. A CAPPELLA 2. 3. 4. ATHLETIC CLUB I. 2 3. 4; ELMATA. ART EDITOR. ELMSCRIPT 2, 3; GLEE CLUB 2. 3. 4; JUNIOR PROM DECORATIONS CHAIRMAN, NFCCS. SOCIOL OGY CLUB 2, 3. 4: SODALITY. TOURMALINE 3. VERDEORO 1. 2, 3 23 Claire Elizabeth Bianco NORTH ADAMS Pert its a puppet, pensive as a slumber-song , hers is u petiteness smartly portrayed , proving that the nicest things come oftentimes in little packages ; and under smooth brows bent in concentration, her warm dark eyes bespeak a depth of spirit dependable as the dawning of tomorrow. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4 GLEE CLUB 2. 3. 4: JUNIOR PROM CHAIRMAN; NFCCS, SODALITY; VERDEORO 24 Margaret Aon Britt NORTHAMPTON If ' ide-eyed frankness pins ' an engaging grin invite our confidence in deg, and soon we find her interest in social thought, in politics and personality , forms but one facet of attractiveness adaptable as day. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2; NFCCS; SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3. 4. SODALITY 25 Barbara Ellen Brunet SPRINGFIELD Slim, clear, fragile as glass rials he manipulates so knowingly, she looks with wide grey eyes into the reality of tilings ; her scientific mind probes intriguing depths of natural phenomena to find behind strange beauty the Beginning and End , and seems to ponder, in delight of this discovery, the greatnes v of her littleness. ACS 2 3 ' DELEGATE ' 4 P ) ATHLETIC CLUB 1 ELMSCRIPT 3; LE CERCLE FRAN C A I S 2: MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 3; NFCCS, SODALITY; ADVISORY BOARD 3. STUDENT COUNCIL 3, 4, VERDEORO 1 2 3 4 26 ASTORIA, L. I., N. Y. Poised at the rostrum or T ruck 20, properly pensive as she studies while purling, she hits ever a story to tell - replete with gestures and fluttering eyelashes - heaven-sent for the heart ' s relief. A CAPPELLA 3 4 ACS 2 3, 4, ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2, 3 4, ELMATA ASSOCIATE EDITOR GLEE CLUB 2 3, 4 MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 2. 3. 4, NFCCS 1 DELEGATE 2. 3. 4, SODALITY, ADVISORY BOARD 1 4. STUDENT COUNCIL 4. VER DEORO 1 2, 3 27 Elizabeth Ann Cahill NORTH ADAMS Keen!) interested hi you and yon and you, rr B. A. " will sympathetically put by her knitting, or drench poetry , to shetre with you her mania for hats, her jewelry box and Hummels, or regale yon with hill tides of troubles with her Bills. A CAPPELLA 3. 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2, 3 4; ELMATA DANCE CHAIRMAN, ELMSCRIPT 2. 3; GLEE CLUB 2, 3. i T ) . 4 IT): LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2, 3, 4: NFCCS: SODALITY TOURMALINE 3, VARSITY MANAGER 3 VERDEORO t 2 28 Therese Oden a Chenette GILBERTVILLE With decidedly diligent digits she is mistress of ninny needles , and if moments are apt to go astray and become unravelled, she diligently gilt hers them in, arranges them neatly in compact pattern, and weaves in the day a bright band of comfort, a froth of Moliere, or a thread of her lady-like grace. ATHLETIC CLUB t, 2; GLEE CLUB 2, 3. 4 LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 1 2 3. 4. NFCCS SODALITY. VERDEORO 1. 2 29 Rosalie Mary Coedroe PITTSFIELD Bid. see comedienne with the modulated drawl , looking at life with a coolly indifferent stare , she cannot resist in every situation the bright dramatic seed which she nurtures to our delight. ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 3. 4 INITIATION CO-CHAIRMAN 4: IRC 3, 4. NFCCS, SODALITY 30 Mary Jane Frances Cummings PITTSFIELD At home with the whimsical in a fairy-tale land , she may find momentous things to confide to a grasshopper under the clover, or smile at a star set in a raindrop for some special reason. Then, with a gleam of green eyes and a toss of her burnished hair , she will let you share her heart ' s joyous wisdom. ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 2. 3. ELMSCRIPT 2, 3; NFCCS; SODALITY: TOURMALINE 3; VERDEORO 2 31 Marie Eileen. Deatner SPRINGFIELD S jy, she shuts herself in shade with feigned disinterestedness and purposely puzzled expression, but in sympathy ' s warm sun she infolds her petal v to reveal a charming independence, beguiling humor, and an urgent vibrance till her own. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3. 4, IRC 3, 4, NFCCS, SODALITY VERDEORO I. 2, 3 4 32 Ellen Marshall Biggins WORCESTER To know El lie is to love her — - whose wisdom summons swift thought, and whose cool efficiency Libels " approved " balanced budgets , tailored suits and red vests — whose sanctity is silence. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2 3. 4, CAP AND GOWN CHAIRMAN ELMATA BUSINESS MAN- AGER. ELMSCRIPT 2. CO-EDITOR 3; EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 4. GLEE CLUB 2, 3. 4. NFCCS OSP CHAIRMAN 2 SODALITY TOURMALINE 3 33 Mary Ann Drydeo SPRINGFIELD U nassuming and delicate a a lily-of-the-valley whose small hells stir with the soft chime of laughter , she lends to the bending air the fragrance of her wisdom; for thoughts lie deep and diamond clear in springs of silence such as hers. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 ELMSCRIPT 2 3, LA CORTE CASTELLANA 2 IT ' : NFCCS TOUR MALI NE 3 VERDEORO 1. 2. 3. 4 34 Carol Terese English WESTFIELD Tea-time anytime to keep one trimly efficient ; song-fare anywhere from bath to boulevard . Noting everything her medical knowledge impresses, as do the numerous If estf eld-bound suitcases K filled with — party dresses! A CAPPELLA 1 2. 3 4 ACS 1. 2. 3 ( VP » ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2 3. 4 GLEE CLUB 1. 2 (S . 3 (VP). 4 ( P : MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2. 3; NFCCS. SODAL- ITY ADVISORY BOARD 1 VARSITY 2. 3 35 IE i 1 ee n MI a r i e F e n ton HOLYOKE Cheerful as a robin chirping through ciu April snow, her unfailing opt ini ism fount aim forth where shadows cannot stay; and in her genial gaiety she lends a helping hand to all, making her heart their home. ATHLETIC CLUB 12 3 4 JUNIOR PROM RESERVATIONS CHAIRMAN LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 1 2 MARIOLOGY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 4. NFCCS. SODALITY, ADVISORY BOARD 3 VERDEORO 1 2 36 Elizabeth Frances Ferry NORTHAMPTON Betty — a background of books , light placed at an angle to catch the sensitive planes of her face, and kindle the wistful depths of her gaze — study her so. You might gain intimation of the fair, philosophical mind and the thorough goodness that are hers, and meet an ingenuous soul entranced by tiniest things. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4, GLEE CLUB 2 3, 4; LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 1: MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1; NFCCS; SODALITY, VERDEORO 1 4 37 iam Catherine Finn HOLYOKE Since order is hers and heaven ' s firs t law, her utter composure does not surprise , hut beneath her wide influence lies deni ure dignity demanding respect; and so she is quiet and forceful and loved as a slow dawn of light on any darkened horizon. CLASS SECRETARY 2 CLASS PRESIDENT 4. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3. 4. EL MATA EDITOR EX-OFFICIO ELMSCRIPT 2 3; EUCHARISTIC COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN 3; GLEE CLUB 2. 3 4 JUNIOR PROM FAVORS CHAIRMAN: NFCCS: SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2 3 ' VP ' 4 SODALITY: STUDENT COUNCIL 2. 3, 4 TOURMALINE 3 38 Rosemarie Margaret Flanagan WEST ROXBURY Cool as cut jade beneath a flowing stream, she looks on life as tranquil time to spend most graciously day by vibrant day. Without undue concern about the morrow, meeting each moment with a quiet wisdom , she leaves it graced with femininity — indelible and dear. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4, NFCCS, NATIONAL LITURGY CHAIRMAN 3 4, SODALITY VERDEORO 1. 2 39 Jean ne Marie Fontaine HOLYOKE Gracious as the tones of it mahogany cello played in firelight , she blends in pleasing harmony the scintillating notes of memorable mirth with sober, quiet chords that mark the fullness of a deeper joy. H e, who are the listeners, are glad her manner makes this restful music. ACS 3 4 (VP ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2, 3. 4. LE CERCLE FRANCA I S 2 CS); MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 2, 3: NFCCS SODALITY 40 HOLYOKE The trusting , eager child (eternal!) gazes out from these dark eyes of a woman to remind us that the tenderness and gentle ways of her maturity reach to the modest springs of a pure and open heart , and impel her various enthusiasms to brave with laughter the laud beyond the stars. ACS 3. 4 (S ' . ATHLETIC CLUB 1 LE CERCLE FRANCA I S 4 MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2 NFCCS SODALITY 41 Joanne Julia Gross BRONX, N. Y. Sagacit) in speech and deed marks this metropolitan miss, and when her eyes he yin to laugh yon know there is prospect of debate, discus don — or defense of the Bronx. Collegiate in her maturity, she personifies the strength of joy, and proves as stimulating in her radiant stillness. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 4 GLEE CLUB 12 4 IRC 3. 4. LE CERCLE FRANC A I S I. 2; N FCCS SODALITY 2 IS ' VERDEORO 1, 2 42 Patricia Julia Hampson HOLYOKE Phenomenal is the word for the vanishing of her stationery — testifying visibly to her widespread popularity , aided a id abetted beyond doubt by her controversial driving , her crinkly eyes and warn , capacious heart. ACS 3. 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2 3 4. GLEE CLUB 3. 4, MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1; MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4, NFCCS; ADVISORY BOARD 4; SODALITY. VERDEORO 1 43 Margaret Mary Hanley PAWTUCKET, R. I. Head plifted in a sign of majesty , Alar go seems a slender candle o (wised like a vesture of new flame, with forceful, keen illumination shining in convictions unwavering in the storm , and in her warm blue eyes, mirrors of a priceless sympathy and subtle intimation of a sentimental side. CLASS PRESIDENT 3, ACS 3 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2 ELMATA ASSOCb MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 3 4 NFCCS, SODALITY, ADVISORY BOARD 1, COUNCIL 3. 4 ( P VERDEORO 1 2 3 EDITOR STUDENT 44 Margaret Mary Harris CHICOPEE FALLS Antigone — slender-stately, Grecian- grave, a still , pale flame against a tragic night — we could recall her so. Or, with a focus of farcical light, spot her superlative comic creations , loving her for her daisy-jauntiness effectively starring the meadows of life. CLASS TREASURER 3, 4, ELMSCRIPT 2 3; GLEE CLUB 2 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY TOURMALINE 3. VERDEORO 1 2, 3. 4 P ' 45 Mary Dolores Hroszowy BLACKSTONE Subtle wit he clothes in academic garb, and fleeting moments find their dignity in her avidity for wisdom in words and, now and then, a penetrating pan. We see, then, in " Miss Alary " that like refreshing dew on a parched earth this is a goodly thing. A CAPPELLA 3 4, ATHLETIC CLUB 1, 4, GLEE CLUB I 2, 3. 4; IRC 3: MJB DEBAT- ING SOCIETY I. 2; N FCCS REGIONAL LITURGY CHAIRMAN 2, 3. 4: SODALITY; VERDEORO 2. 3. 4 46 Virginia Elizabeth Hunt WINCHENDON Intelligently appreciative of calculus and classics , the theory of numbers engages her mind on an arithmetic plane, and then with subtler influence incites her pagers to draw forth from ivory keys a memorable music , thus uniting into harmony things that lire various. A CAPPELLA 3. 4 ACS 2 3 4, GLEE CLUB 2. ' ACCOMPANIST 3. 4-, MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1 NFCCS; PARLIAMENTARIAN 4 SODALITY VERDEORO 1 2. 3 VP » 4 47 Ann Cecelia King PITTSFIELD Caught in a contemplative silence untroubled , unmoved by pomp or circumstance, she will emerge in gracious ness from her secret kingdom to bestow a delicate attention on us, her friends; and wiftl y and ilently, like thought , she retreats. ELMATA ASSOCIATE EDITOR ELMSCRIPT 2 3. L A CO RTE C ASTE L LA N A 1 , 2.3. 4 P»; LE CERCLE FRANCA I S 3. 4 NFCCS: SODALITY TOURMALINE 3 VERDEORO 1 2 . 3. 4 48 Theresa Joan Koorrz NORTH ADAMS T he force of love can be a simple thing — silent, intense as a bine fire and calm in the undaunted armor of its faith. So it is with Joan who will walk noiselessly into the heart without your knowing, until you are aware of a new joy, a cleaner sparkle in the ordinary day , and vital gaiety that bespeaks the benediction of her hope. A CAPPELLA 2 3. 4; ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3. 4 GLEE CLUB 1 2. 3 4. NFCCS SODALITY 3 VP ' 4 (P ; ADVISORY BOARD 2 3. 4 STUDENT COUNCIL 4 49 Mary Eilllen Long SPRINGFIELD " I ssnes from the baud of God , the simple soul " ; and hoic safe in that great Hand must stay the soul whose dear simplicity shines forth in angel insight and in the effervescent smiles that are bright shadows of the seraph ' s joy. A source of endless speculation and energetic skill, she dances on through life and makes its deserts green. CLASS VICE PRESIDENT 2 ELMSCRIPT 2. 3; GLEE CLUB 1 2 3 4, NFCCS. SODAL ITY ADVISORY BOARD 4 STUDENT COUNCIL 2. 3; TOURMALINE 3; VERDEORO 1 2 ' S 3 4 50 Barbara Ann Maeioa NORTHAMPTON How rare and valuable is the ability of appearing to receive while really giving; and how generous the giving of time , aid , encouragement , with the forthright directness of a wise and sin pie child . IRC 3 4 LE CERCLE ADVISORY BOARD 3. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. ELMSCRIPT 2. 3. GLEE CLUB 2 3 4 FRANCA I S 3. 4 P ; NFCCS. ADVISORY BOARD 4, SODALITY 4 TOURMALINE 3 51 Betty Ann May WEST SPRINGFIELD Perk) little leprechoun with red- gold cop ond uiucy smile, she con os s lime the most serious of moods when involved in sociology, or counter with most innocent of oirs o sudden question cot chin g her u no wore . . . ATHLETIC CLUB 1. NFCCS; SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3. 4: SODALITY; VERDEORO 1 2 3 4 52 Maureen Ann McCarthy SPRINGFIELD If she, this lady of radiant impact and fascinating fragrance , alighted on a bell-flower in a mid-summer night ' s dream, one should not be surprised. How else could we but intimate the incredible delicacy of her delightful presence! CLASS SECRETARY 3. 4 A CAPPELLA 3, 4, ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3. 4, GLEE CLUB 3 4, LA CORTE CASTELLANA 3 VP ) . 4 (VP ' ; NFCCS; SODALITY; VERDEORO 1 53 Ain ne Marie McDermott WORCESTER Life is lovely pale pink sky for Anne, without , nt times , a hint of ruin; for when by chance it few drops fall , she swiftly seeks a shelter in her joy , and bids ns follow her with shining faith and candid quip for company. T hen, earnest l y energetic in study and social grace, doe lives her gratitude to God for His good world . A CAPPELLA 2 3. 4 GLEE CLUB 1 2, 3. 4. IRC 3, 4: LA CORTE CASTELLANA 3. 4 N FCCS PAX CO-EDITOR 3: SODALITY 54 Eleanor Marie Me Fa cl den AGAWAM Pert as a peppermint stick and as pleasingly refreshing, she harbors beneath long lashes two merry elves within her eyes, which give a pixie charm to her expressive face and make her infections smile as gay as sunlight on a field of buttercups. CLASS TREASURER 2. VICE PRESIDENT 3. 4 ACS 2 3 (T . 4. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 JUNIOR FRESHMAN TEA CO-CHAIRMAN NFCCS. SODALITY STUDENT COUNCIL 2 3. 4 55 Elizabeth Helen MeGaiuiley WORCESTER A modern e van gel with " Joy-full " angel-wing hair . he trumpets good tews of mind and matter , her s pirit attuned to the time and the Timeless. For. while riding the range on a pair of saddles and proclaiming to people her pertinent preferences, (Buicks, the i Messiah , strawberries and Merton ) one i aware that the light in her eyes is — the Light. ATHLETIC CLUB 2 3; ELMATA EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, ELMSCRIPT 2. 3; ELMS NIGHT CHAIRMAN 4 IRC 4, JUNIOR-FRESHMAN TEA CO-CHAIRMAN LE CERCLE FRANCAIS I, 2: NFCCS; SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3 4, SODALITY; ADVISORY BOARD 1, 2; STUDENT COUNCIL 4: VERDEORO 2, 3 56 Lucille Terese Morin CHICOPEE Fun-loving, with the delicate touch of sobriety, her unique laughter tinkles like wind-bells stirred by her heart ' s own rhythm; ami her vivacity belies the strong and subtle intellect that finds absorption in the astute and scientific. CLASS VICE PRESIDENT 1; ACS 2 3 (S). 4; ATHLETIC CLUB 1: FASHION SHOW CO-CHAIRMAN 4: GLEE CLUB 2 3. 4: INITIATION CO-CHAIRMAN IRC 3; NFCCS; SODALITY: STUDENT COUNCIL 4 (VPi 57 Patricia Anne Niles THREE RIVERS How enviable her insight — seeing good in everything. No wonder that an omnipresent twinkle dances in the depths of her gay eyes, and that, toward all, she shows a generosity rarely equalled, unsurpassed. ATHLETIC CLUB 2 CHRISTMAS DINNER CHAIRMAN 4. ELMSCRIPT 2 3 (BUSINESS MANAGER ' FASHION SHOW CO-CHAIRMAN 4 GLEE CLUB 3. MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 2 NFCCS: SODALITY; TOURMALINE 3 58 Therese Carmel O’ Con noli NEW YORK, N. Y. A cool serenity of assured beauty captures in crystal and quicksilver her continental charm , while it singles her a stylist tres chic in mode and manner ; and in the long view of her loyalties she gazes confidently beyond the pale of life ' s perplexities to reach the Heights. ACS 3 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3; LE CERCLE FRANCA I S 1 2 MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1, 2 3 4 MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1, NFCCS. SODALITY. STUDENT COUNCIL DANCE CHAIRMAN 4 VERDEORO 1 2 59 Nancy Jean O ' Connor SPRINGFIELD Slender and s meet as the lingering tones of the slim violins that she loves, she by her gentleness draws to her heart the listening souls of the world ' s little children who love her sytn phonious voice as music which must always (day. ATHLETIC CLUB 1: GLEE CLUB 1 2 3, 4, NFCCS: SODALITY 60 Noreen Mary O’ Melia MIDDLEBORO Dewdrops from a gossamer or a scattering of stars would be fit diamonds for her daintiness; and, for her dreams , an enchanted land beyond the rainbow ' s rim. But when yon think of her as muted poetry, cashmere and April mist, she will surprise you with the prose, the tweed , and summer lightning of her being. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3 4 VP 1 ELMSCRIPT 2 3. NFCCS. SODALITY TOURMALINE 3 VARSITY 2 3. VERDEORO 1 2 3 61 Ana be! Teresita Padilla PONCE, PLAYA, PUERTO RICO Senorita with a musing mandolin and eyes of midnight fin me, we see yon lost in dreams beneath a lace mantilla, while yon enchant ns with the music of your liquid Espanol. So for a moment we forget the rush and blare of being modern to savor the ageless charm in the picture that yon are. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3, 4: MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2 S . 3 VP . 4 NFCCS. SODALITY 62 Shirley Louise Paine SPRINGFIELD The clear northern wind of her thought cuts through mists of daily uncertainties with keen precision, and gives her searching mind it long and proper perspective , unclouded . Then, down that sky of the spirit she follows with invincible force the eagle flight of truth. ELMSCRI PT, CO -ED I TOR 3 , IRC 3 (Si 4 ( P I ; NFCCS ADVISORY BOARD 4 SODALITY TOURMALINE 3 63 CHICOPEE Rita, on r next-door neighbor O who dares to be different, dances on dexterous feet across life ' s milky way, shedding impartial smiles on fortunate planets and quoting her numerous letters to any interested star. ACS 3, 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1, MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 2. NFCCS: SODALITY 64 Helen Marie Pratt WORCESTER Observe her hands ; deft and dynamic symbols of an unstill spirit impelled by Truth , they speak a voiceless, vibrant language w hether plying prosaic needles in wool or making graphic in air the frail intangibles of thought. Then , love her laughter — a sprinkle of spice giving tang to the quiet moment. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2 3. 4 ELMSCRIPT 3. LE CERCLE FRANCA I S 1 MJB DEBATING SOCIETY 1 2 (S) . 3 (VP ' , NFCCS. ADVISORY BOARD 4 SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3. 4 P ' SODALITY TOURMALINE 3 VERDEORO 1 65 Margaret Anne Raymond CARIBOU, MAINE She hus witlkecl into our lives a poetry in motion ; swiftly intuitive , she disarms truth with the softness of u smile nml clothes it in the beauty of her words as is a poet ' s way. Her touch is felt as spring in a violet Paris , a bit mysterious — and reassuringly sweet . ATHLETIC CLUB 3 4 ELMSCRIPT 3, JUNIOR PROM PROGRAMS CHAIRMAN: NFCCS; ADVISORY BOARD 4 SODALITY TOURMALINE 3. VARSITY 3. VERDEORO 3 4 66 Mary Ellen Shea SPRINGFIELD The world is warmed and welcomed by this lass in love with life, and recovers with reluctance from the violent attacks of her enthusiasm which might stem from mention of minstrels , St. Michael’s, or the Mercury service. An amusing actress in animated roles , she is best at being Irish — and lovable , too. ATHLETIC CLUB 1; ELMSCRIPT 2, 3, GLEE CLUB 2. 3 4 DIRECTOR i. NFCCS SODALITY. SOPH SHOW CO DIRECTOR TOURMALINE 3 VERDEORO 1 2 3 4 67 Domicele Patricia Skeivis PITTSFIELD Think of things delicate J O for Domicele — Dresden — frail , pastel porcelain ; and match her envied grace to the .1 weep of pale gold willows wafted in soft spring air — and then remember she is prompt as she is pretty , loyal as she is lithesome . . . ATHLETIC CLUB 1 GLEE CLUB 2. 3, 4 MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB I 2, 3 4 (P : NFCCS SODALITY VERDEORO 1 2, 3, 4 68 Joan Aon Smalley EASTHAMPTON Loyal and genuinely gentle , hers is the simplicity of love which knows but one treasure. So even her wide sympathies for chemicals and cameras and all things nautical and nice find unity in the artless center of her care. ACS 2. 3 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3. 4. NFCCS; ADVISORY BOARD 4. SODALITY 3 (T» 4 T VARSITY 3, VERDEORO 1. 2 3. 4 69 Ann Marie Smyth SPRINGFIELD Blithe spirit of nonsensical repartee , even her perennial fund collections are sources of genuine glee , while a hilarious spark is kindled by accounts of her varied employments , and the burden of any day becomes lighter because of her laughter. GLEE CLUB 12 3 4 NFCCS. SODALITY, ADVISORY BOARD 2; VERDEORO 1. 2 TOURMALINE CO EDITOR 3, SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3, 4 70 Carole Ann Speight HOLYOKE Casual grace and captivating freshness she shares with any innocent spring sky; and her drift of sudden wng, lilting in the lift of lighter moments , or cool and off -heat dreamy, captures the special magic of each brown-eyed mood to carol the listening heart. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2 3 (T , 4 (Pi- GLEE CLUB 3 4, NFCCS, SOCIOLOGY CLUB 3 4, SODALITY; SOPH SHOW CO-DIRECTOR 2. VARSITY 2. 3 71 Constance Jean Smllivan HOLYOKE Endearing generosity of heart, unruffled flexibility in planning, are qualities made evident in Chrysler car-loads and a full, gay house on weekends. Yet, in the midst of near and intimate fun , there shines a wanderlust for broad horizons in eyes remembering a European summer. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2 3, 4; ELMSCRIPT 2. 3; NFCCS; SOCIOLOGY CLUB 3. 4; SODALITY TOURMALINE 3, VERDEORO 1 2. 3. 4 72 Joan Frances Sullivan PITTSFIELD Without the stress of sound , her piquant features speak at once the small child’s word of wonder and then , at once again , the tender reassurance of a woman ' s wisdom ; leaving us to wonder how her soft speech manages so well the magic combination of the two. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3. IRC 2 3 JUNIOR PROM INVITATIONS CHAIRMAN. NFCCS SODALITY VERDEORO 3 73 Margaret Mary Sullivan NEWPORT, R. I. Comfortable as a corduroy jacket , carefree as a pine-scented breeze, she will beguile you equally with unpredictable whimsies or with apologetic protestations — as if to justify a most becoming blush! A CAPPELLA 3 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2. 3, 4; IRC 3 (VP), 4 (T ; LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 1 2. NFCCS, SODALITY, VARSITY 3 74 Caro! Joanne Sweeney WYCKOFF, N. J. On the one hand — a home-town girl, cordial as a glowing hearth- fire, with domesticity latent in a well-made chocolate pie. But, on the other — an irrepressible roamer in the realms of the romantic, picturing, beyond Patterson, Rome and the Riviera. ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2 3; ELMSCRIPT 2, 3; MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 4; NFCCS SODALITY; TOURMALINE 3; VERDEORO 4 75 Rosemary Claire Tierney PITTSFIELD A dream y indolence of ripe mid-summer rests in her sultry eyes, and i i her sun-bronzed nonchalance she brings to snow-still winter days the tang of August lakes and shores and echoing low laughter beneath a harvest moon. ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2 GLEE CLUB 1 IRC 3. 4. NFCCS; SODALITY 76 Gloria Carmela Todaro BAYSIDE HILLS, N. Y. Decided natural reserve makes her a master in the art of listening, but dancing depths in chirk eyes show her also an ardent awake ner with determined perseverance and effective unassuming wit , whereby , to any occasion at hand . she is definitel y the added " glow. " CLASS SECRETARY 1 PRESIDENT 2 ACS 2 3, 4; ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2. 3. 4 MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1 2 NFCCS SODALITY. STUDENT COUNCIL 2 3 (S) , 4 VARSITY 2 3 VERDEORO 1 2 77 Sheila Marie Tucker SPRINGFIELD With the subtle speed of ci flower unfurl nig after a summer rain , doe moves through moments meticulous and unperturbed, and mingles with her medical technique a soft and selfless charm that steals like sunlight through a clouded world . ACS 3: NFCCS: SODALITY, ADVIS ORY BOARD 1. 2; VERDEORO I, 2 78 WATERTOWN Biologist with the heart of a chef f and the energy of a Mix-Master), our blonde, Boston-bred Brahmin clothes in incidental jest the wisest of her words, and finely tempers a sophisticated fair with disarming radiance of soul which makes the world in which she moves a nicer place to be. ACS 3. 4 LE CERCLE FRANCAIS 2 MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2 3. 4 NFCCS SODALITY VERDEORO 1 79 Ellen Marie V e re hot PITTSFIELD If ' hi l e her feet follow firml ) o practical path , all her heart is i tpliftecl by the grandeur of life and the hope that sustains . to eventual blossoming . the small guarded bud of perpetual peace. ATHLETIC CLUB 2. 3, ELMSCRIPT 2. 3. LE CERCLE FRANCA I S 2; LITERARY CLUB CHAIRMAN 4 NFCCS; SODALITY. TOURMALINE 3 80 MONSON Who would ever guess the mathematical mmd behind such entertaining giggles? Or the dee pnes i of still water behind the patter of her wit? ) et she hits power to sooth, like the quiet stroke of a hand, ruffled spirits by sharing the calmness of her own. ATHLFTIC CLUB 1 2 NFCCS, SODALITY VERDEORO 1 2, 3 4 81 Vailenie Deeon Walsh PITTSFIELD Lithe-limbed and flaxen-crowned , V id walks through days as bonny as a breeze; and in unstudied elegance of her passing , or in a s pirited rendition of the Charleston, she radiates an air collegiate its it well-thumbed text , a Williams weekend, or her exclusive plaids , cherishing in all her prized possessions — friend ship . ATHLETIC CLUB 1. 2 3. 4, ELMSCRIPT 3; NFCCS; SOC I O LOG Y C L U B 3 . 4, SODALITY; TOURMALINE 3, VERDEORO 1. 2, 3 4 82 Wan cl a Carolyn Wojtaszek ADAMS Like her beloved Berkshires, hey character comprises loftiness and depth. Serene , intent , a poet pondering on the height, she holds, within, the deep and dormant might of flashing and reverberating words. But lest we feel a sense of awe, she makes us love her for the sunny slopes of a humor that is so s peciall y hers. A CAPPELLA 3 4 ATHLETIC CLUB 1 2, 3. 4. ELMATA ASSOCIATE EDITOR ELM SCRIPT 2. 3 GLEE CLUB 2 3 4 NFCCS. SODALITY. TOURMALINE. CO-EDITOR 3 83 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 BYRNES, JEAN M. 21-27 33rd St., Astoria, N Y CAHILL, ELIZABETH A 49 Montana St., North Adams CHENETTE. THERESE O 84 Church St., Gilbertville CONDRON, M ROSALIE 36 Maplewood Ave , Pittsfield CUMMINGS, MARY J. 47 Howe Road, Pittsfield DEITNER, M 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. 200 Prospect St , Northampton FINN, LILLIAN C. 1823 Northampton St , Holyoke FLANAGAN, ROSEMARIE M 42 Sturges Rd , West Roxbury FONTAINE. JEANNE M 23 Greenwood Ave , Holyoke GADBOIS, CLAIRE A 556 Summer St., Holyoke GROSS, JOANNE I 1470 West Ave., Bronx, N Y HAMPSON, PATRICIA J. 25 Woods Ave., Holyoke HANLEY, MARGARET M 142 Cottage St., Pawtucket, R I HARRIS, MARGARET M 1 Sergeant Ave., Chicopee Falls HROSZOWY, MARY D 11 Whipple Ave , Blackstone HUNT, VIRGINIA E 151 Spring St., Winchendon KING, ANN C. 101 Wendell Ave , Pittsfield KOONZ, T JOAN 180 Eagle St , North Adams LONG, MARY E 4 Home St., Springfield MACINA, BARBARA A 2 Isabella St., Northampton MAY. BETTY ANN 41 High St , W Springfield McCarthy, maureen a 90 Packard Ave., Springfield McDermott, anne m. 33 Oberlin St , Worcester McFADDEN, ELEANOR M 16 Stanley Place, Agawam McGAULEY, ELIZABETH H 1 Dayton St., Worcester MORIN, LUCILLE T 177 Nonotuck St, Chicopee NILES, PATRICIA A 113 Bourne St., Three Rivers O ' CONNELL, THERESE C 201 East 39th St New York 16, N Y O ' CONNOR, NANCY J 31 Webster St , Springfield O ' MELIA, NOREEN M 17 Forest St., Middleboro PADILLA, ANABEL T 40 Customs House Ponce, Puerto Rico PAINE, SHIRLEY L. 100 Federal St., Springfield PIEKOS, RITA D. 119 Roosevelt Ave., Chicopee PRATT, HELEN M 209 Pilgrim Ave., Worcester RAYMOND, MARGARET A 27 High St . Caribou, Maine SHEA, MARY E. 187 Oak Grove Ave. Springfield SKEIVIS, DOMICELE P. 10 Daniorth St , Pittsfield SMALLEY. JOAN A 10 Elliot St. , Easthampton SMYTH, ANN MARIE B 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. 427 Gaffle Rd., Wyckoff, N J TIERNEY, ROSEMARY C. 715 West St., Pittsfield TODARO, GLORIA C 4730 215th St , Bayside 61, 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. Belmont Ave., Monson WALSH, VALERIE D. 27 Elizabeth St,, Pittsfield WOJTASZEK, WANDA C. 71 Summer St., Adams 84 s nt ranee to ampus t HA Vt IT TIS tLtCt Es •,-1 $SB| pw Ip if m ll a asses Lady, canopied by elms whose green-gold light lattices the campus lawn, we salute you as we pass with a heart ' s genuflection. Sweet Help of Christians, subtly strong, at once the key and lock of Heaven ' s treasury, secure for us the grace to find beyond the printed page and measured map, the imprint of your lore leading to (Sod . . . 86 %. ... ' ' ? 4 THIRD ROW: C. Pion, M. Erickson, M. McCarthy, M. Abare, M. Stearns, E. K elley, E. Sullivan, P. Hanifin, H. Madden SECOND ROW: E. Joe, M. Kennedy, P. O ' Malley, A. Ferrero, J. Carty, E. Brissette, E. Fitzgerald, G. Scahill, E. Brissonette, A. Kennedy FIRST ROW: J. Baker, C. Whitmire, E. McMahon, C. St. Onge, M. Hanlon, S. Vomacha, M. Cunningham, J. Hebert, P. Boyle 9 u mors Class of 1955 Class FI on er Bachelor Button President Margaret A. Deitner I ice-President Joyce A. Doyle Class Colors Blue and Silver Secretary Barbara F. McBride Treasurer Marilyn L. Abare THIRD ROW: M. Gallivan, J. Doyle, N. Haran, C. Tully, M. McDonnell, C. McCarthy, C. Connor, C. Kokilananda, C. Brault SECOND ROW: J. Monaghan, W. Reardon, A. O ' Connell, D. Neal, E. Spaulding, J. Bereswill, M. Sullivan, B. McBride M. Reddy, A. Buxton FIRST ROW: A. Holmes, M. Santos, B. Shevlin, F. Grumm, R. Croughwell, E. Hoar, A. Morin, H. Dunne, J. Naranjo ABARE, MARILYN L 110 Mill St., Winchendon BAKER, JOAN M Main St , Bass River BERESWILL, JOAN A 801 Bronx River Rd Bronxville, N. Y BISSONETTE, ELEANOR M 22 Rich St., Worcester BOYLE, PATRICIA J 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 CARTY M, JOYCE 127 Pleasant St., Dalton 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 Linden 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, ANNA M 94 Shaker Rd., Longmeadow FITZGERALD, EVELYN M 15 Edmund St , Chicopee Falls GALLIVAN, MARY T. 30 Aldrich St , Northampton GOONAN, SARAH T 36 Mercedes St., Chicopee Falls GRUMM, FRANCINE M 1582 Mace Ave , New York 69, N Y HANIFIN, PATRICIA A 32 Center St , Fort Plain, N Y HANLON, MARIE A 741 45th St , Brooklyn 20, N Y HARAN, NANCY M 2 Clarendon St. , Worcester HEBERT, JACQUELINE R 204 Worcester St Indian Orchard HOAR, ELAINE C. 1120 Worthington St., Springfield HOLMES, ARLENE B Larchmont Acres, Larchmont, N. Y. JOE, EVELYN J. 41 Ferry St., Springfield KELLY, EILEEN F 29 Windsor St , Worcester KENNEDY, ANNMARIE M. 20 Mystic St., Springfield KENNEDY, MAUREEN C. 85 Jackson St., Holyoke KOKILANANDA, CHAMAI 549 Kudi Chin Dhonbury, Thailand 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 17 Kulig St., Springfield McDonnell, mary f. 82 Columbia St., Adams McMAHON, ELIZABETH P. 623 Grattan St , Chicopee Falls MONOGHAN, JOAN C 318 Hutchinson Blvd Mt. Vernon, N. Y. MORIN, ANNE MARIE Broadway, West Yarmouth NARANJO, JUANITA C 28 Norman Ave , Pittsfield NEAL, DORIS A 406 South Main St South Millord O ' CONNELL, ANNA M 8 Leahey Ave , South Hadley O ' MALLEY, MARY P 4024 Cornelia Ave. Chicago, Illinois PION, CLAIRE M. 240 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee REARDON, WINIFRED M 1498 Northampton St , Holyoke REDDY, MARY E 835 Main St , Clinton RONDEAU, G. FRANCES 85 Holbrook St., North Adams SANTOS, MERCEDES I Coggeshall Ave. (Sterling House) Newport, R I. SCAHILL, GERALDINE M 33 Charles St.. West Medway SHEVLIN, BARBARA A 50 Lyman St , Holyoke SPAULDING, ELIZABETH A 95 Dickinson St , Springfield STEARNS, MARY ANNE 22 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow ST ONGE, CLAIRE I 14 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 Place, E Longmeadow WHITMIRE, CAROLE A Narragansett Ave., Pittsfield 89 Carpenter , a Housekeeper and an Only Sou . . . 90 BENEDICT, JOAN F. 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 CHAMBERLAIN, SHIRLEY 324 Eastern Ave., Springfield CHAMPAGNE, LOUISE E 1043 Monsanto Ave, Indian Orchard CIMINI, PHYLLIS A 61 Dodge Ave., Pittsfield CONGRAM, BARBARA A 87 Eaton St., Fitchburg CONLIN, BARBARA A. 44 Talcott St., 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 FITZGERALD, MARY M. 82 Southworth St., W. Springfield FITZGERALD, MARY M. 119 Bracewell Ave., North Adams FOOTIT, SUSAN D. 94 Pennsylvania Ave., Springfield FRALEY, MARY E 60 Franklin St, Dalton GALLAGHER, ALICE T. 919 Wilbraham Rd , Springfield GILMARTIN, MARILYN G. 238 Eleanor Rd , Pittsfield GRIFFIN, MARY L 53 Lamb St., So. Hadley Falls GRIFFIN, ANNE M 20 Summit St , Springfield HARRIS. THERESA A I Sergeant Ave , Chicopee Falls HOAR, MARY E 98 Cleveland St , Springfield KELLEY, EILEEN C 633 Chestnut St., Springfield KELLY, LORRAINE J 50 Thomas St., Springfield KOENIG, ROSALIE M RFD 3 Box 364 A New Brunswick, N J, LAVERTY, JOA P 1130 Springfield Ave New Providence, N ] LeCLAIR, HELEN R 21 Woods Ave., Holyoke LEONARD, MIRIAM A. 295 Lonsdale Ave., Pawtucket, R I LILLY, JANE M 62 Chase Ave., North Adams LINCOLN, JOAN G. II HILL ST , Thorndike MARBY, JOAN M 39 Edward Ave , Pitsfield McCABE, JOAN M 1 1 Preston Ave , Pittsfield McCLERNON, MARILYN M Antler Ridge, Reading, Vermont MacDONNELL, MARY M 34 Lenox St., Springfield MELOCHE, JEAN T North Spencer Rd., Spencer MOORE, ELLEN A. 224 Blake Ave., New Brunswick, N J MORI ARTY, NOREEN P. 25 Clinton Ave , Holyoke MORRISSEY, ELIZABETH L 328 Onata St., Pittsfield MURPHY, MARGARET M 92 Massasoit St , Springfield MUSNGI, ADORACION A Santiago, Isabela, Philippines O ' CONNOR, MARIE G 260 Shawmut Ave., 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 SICILIANO, RACHEL N Elm St., E Longmeadow SPONSKE, MARTHA A 33 High St , Springfield SULLIVAN, CHRISTINE B 903 Liberty St , Springfield TASK, JEANNETTE C. 53 Furnace St., North Adams TEFFT, CLAIRE K. 445 Mountain Ave., Westfield, N 1 TUTTLE, DOROTHY A 30 Lenox St., Springfield WILDER, ETHEL M. 24 Oxford St , Springfield WRENN, BETTY A, 83 Gilette Ave , Springfield WYNNE, HONORE M 130 Northampton Ave Springfield 92 Soph oopnotnores Class of 1956 Class V lower Iris Class Colors Purple and White President Marilyn M. McClernon I ice-P resident Shirley Chamberlain Secretary Ethel M. Wilder Treasurer Alice T. Gallagher THIRD ROW: M. Gilrmarlln, M. M. Fitzgerald, J. Lilly, B, Conlin, J. Brunet, M. Cote, M. Hoar, R. Koenig, A. Gallagher, N. Moriarty, M. MacDonnell SECOND ROW: M. Leonard, J. Lincoln, D. Tuttle, E. Sheehan, E. Eisenmann, C. Tefft, J. Tash, E. Wilder, J. Meloche, P. Reilly FIRST ROW: C. Sullivan, M. Griffin, J. Marby, E. Moore, H, Wynne, M. Crowley, J. Rogers, M, Sponski, L. Champagne THIRD ROW: J. McCabe, C. Brunet, E. Wrenn, L, Kelly, S. Chamberlain, T. Harris, J. Laverty, P. Cimini SECOND ROW: B. Britt, J. Benedict, J. Shea, J. Doyle, E, Morrissey, C. Pontiac, M. Fraley, B. Congram, P. Deslauriers, E. Kelly FIRST ROW: M. Fitzgerald, M. Murphy, A. M. Griffin, R. Siciliano, M. McClernon, M. O ' Melia, H. LeClair, M. O ' Connor, A. Musngi 93 " They lire not a place, not an extent, they are a hit ye. smooth activity. " I " You cannot have education without leisure, and freedom from cares. " r : F THIRD ROW: B. Burke, K. Stevenson, J. Lanzillo, C. Belisle, J. Idler, D. Bartoszek SECOND ROW: M. L. Burke, T. McNiece, M. A. Topor, J. DeYoung, E. Brand, M. Kearns, T. May, J. Bennet L. McMahon FIRST ROW: K. Toomey, J. McKenna, C. Corr, A. Turnan, M. Murphy, L. Calderella, E. Graham, A. Meloche, J. Burke THIRD ROW: A. Ryan, V. Rzasa, J. Sullivan, M. Fitzpatrick, A. Dryden, C. Moriarty, A. Kennedy, Ellen Neary, K. Aliamo SECOND ROW: K. Brown, J. Mackey, N. O ' Donnell, J. Burns, J. Pasterczyk, A. M. Roache, T. Borselli, E. Conroy, K. Cowles FIRST ROW: W. Rosenbeck, M. Mahoney, G. Frechette, A. Farrell, A. Brady, L. M. Nowakowski, M. Collins, A. Weldon, R. Verchot f resk men Class of 1957 Class Flatter Rose Class Colors Red and White P result 1 Mary A. Murphy I ice-Preside it Elizabeth L. Joseph Secret ary Jane M. McKenna 7 reasurer Margaret A. Collins 96 1 1 e ass ' 957 ALAIMO, CATHERINE G 64 Westford Ave., Springfield BARTOSZEK, DIANE F. 14 Sherwin St Ware BELISLE, CAROL A 529 Broadway, Chicope Falls BENNETT, JO ANN H. 156 Oak St., Holyoke BORSELLI, TERESA M 32 Home St., Springfield BRADY, ALICE T. 9 Cross St., Uxbridge BRAND, ELIZABETH A 69 Franklin St., Westfield BROWN, CATHERINE T 53 Cass Ave., W. Springfield BURKE, BARBARA A 67 Gale Ave , Pittsfield BURKE, JUDITH A 28 Larone St., W, Springfield BURKE, MARY L 95 Linden St., Holyoke BURNS, JOAN A 2 Monroe St., Holyoke CALDERELLA, LORITA A 79 Merwyn St., Pittsfield CARROLL, MARY A. 14 Horace St., Springfield COLLINS, MARGARET A 23 Algonquin Place, Springfield CONROY, ELIZABETH 86 Lawnwood Ave., Longmeadow CORR, CONSTANCE M 12 Cedar Ave., Springfield COSTELLO, MARY A. 15 Smith Ave., Westfield COWLES, KATHLEEN H 23 Kenwood Park, Springfield DeYOUNG, JOAN F 162 North Main St., Uxbridge DRYDEN, ANN M. 976 State St., Springfield FARRELL, ANN G. 542 Devon St., Arlington, N J FITZPATRICK, MARJORIE A 150 East St., Great Barrington FRECHETTE, GRETA G 11 Tanner St., Manchester, Conn. GRAHAM, ELIZABETH H 184 Oak Hill Ave Pawtucket, R I IDLER, JUDITH L 77 Maplewood St Maplewood, N, J. JOSEPH, ELIZABETH L Wilbraham Rd., Hampden KEARNS, MARIE M. 1521 Westfield St., W. Springfield KENNEDY, ANN E 32 No. Main St. South Hadley Falls LANZILLO, JANICE D 52 Lafayette St., Rutland, Vt MACKEY, JOAN A 29 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge MAHONEY, MARION A 423 Allen St., Springfield MAY, THERESA N. 20 Queen Ave , W. Springfield McKENNA, JANE M 83 Elm St. , Worcester McMAHON, LORRAINE C. 623 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls McNEICE, THERESA Y. 59 Pine St., Springfield MELOCHE, ANN M 12 Sampson St., Spencer MORIARTY, CAROL A 132 Dartmouth St., Holyoke MURPHY, MARY A. 74 Straw Ave., Florence NORTON, JOAN M. 879 Belmont Ave., Springfield NOWAKOWSKI, LUCY MAE A 30 Rapalus St., Indian Orchard O ' CONNOR, BARBARA A. 45 Allendale St., Springfield O ' DONNELL, M. NANCY 65 Franklin St, Northampton PASTERCZYK, JOANN C. Hillside Rd , Westfield ROACHE, ANN MARIE E 20 Pennsylvania Ave Springfield ROSENBECK, WINIFRED M. 43 Garland St., Springfield RYAN, ANN M. 50 Talcott Ave., W. Springfield RZASA, VIRGINIA T 86 Bonneville Ave., Chicopee ST GERMAIN, ELIZABETH 120 Clinton Ave , Montclair, N J STEVENSON, KATHLEEN G. 72 Maple Ave , Suffern, N Y. SULLIVAN, JOAN L 253 Oak St., Holyoke TERAULT, CYNTHIA J. 31 Bell St , Chicopee TOOMEY, KATHLEEN A 21 Lincoln St., Webster TOPOR, MARYANN A 143 Chestnut St., W. Springfield TURNAN, ANNE M. 12 Monroe St., Shrewsbury VERCHOT, ROSANNE A 60 Norman Ave., Pittsfield WELDON, ALICE P. 41 Forest St , Springfield SPECIAL STUDENTS CAREY, BURBY R 187 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield CORBEIL, CLAIRE M 26 Mt, Carmel Ave., Willimansett GLOSTER, MARY J. 291 St James Ave., Springfield O ' CONNELL, RITA M 206 Pearl St, Springfield I " These depths they tire love, and in the midst of yon they form a citadel. " 98 100 " The cult of truth and love of God are one and the suuie thing. " rganizations Busy must your court be, thronged in Heaven Mother Most Admirable — busy with the joy that knows no quenching and the spirit of giving and living in mutual love. As spokes of an active wheel must relate to a center, must be bound by a meaningful rim to function in beauty, so key our actions to the Sun and the Center, that our separate ways may unite in living and giving m mutual love to the glory of God. 102 (Sodality of the i Blessed Virgin lllanj Prefect Joan Koonz Vice-Prefect Nancy M. Ha ran Secretary Jane M. Lilly treasurer Joan A. Smalley A pulsating force which vitalizes all student activity, Our Lady ' s Sodality continues to furnish the spark animating those functions which have become cherished now as traditional. At the memorable moment when the blue cord with its silver medallion is slipped over .1 bowed, Elms-capped head, a new sense of " belonging " is instilled into the student heart, for now there is something more to college l ife than becoming hazy at books or hoarse at basketball games, than getting primed for dates (historical and otherwise). Now ' there is a deeper impulse to share with others the inner joy that is the secret of a sodalist. The Christmas party for the orphans, Dad and Daughter Day, the Spring tea for our Mothers — all have a radiance before, during and after, which sets them apart as specially blessed. Never merely a benevolent society of do-gooders, the Sodality keeps foremost in mind that, while charity begins at home, its greater splendor lies in its dissemination among all the children of Mary, that Mother through whom we are to find our way to God! 104 Q overnment President Margaret M. Hanley Vice-President Lucille T. Morin Secretary Mary Anne Stearns Treasurer Mary Faith Crowley Our Student Government Association has successfully passed through its experimental stage and is now an active organization on the campus. In the establishment of this organ- ization, we have been united by an additional bond, a bond of self government, preserved and strengthened by such ideals as honesty, cooperation and responsibility. Through the Student Council, the elected and official representatives of the student body, promotion of mutual understanding and cooperation between the students and the administration is effected. In addition to administering the routine discipline of campus life, the council reviews and coordinates the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of campus organizations, and considers, during its meetings, the problems and questions proposed by individual students. Every student has the privilege and the obligation of observing the powers of her government in operation, of suggesting any necessary improvements, and of expressing her opinion on any project sponsored by the association. Thus, by developing democratic Catholic leaders, our student government endeavors to assist the administration of the College in attain ing its end, the formation of Catholic women of Christian Culture. 105 Senior Delegate Jean M. Byrnes junior Delegate Patricia J. Boyle Alternate Del egat e Helen R. Le Clair Regional Liturgy Chairman Rosemarie M. Flanagan National Liturgy Chairman Mary D. Hros owy O. 1. 1 proudly claims membership in the National Federation of Catholic Colleges thereby becoming linked w ith other colleges throughout the country in common Cause to make all " Cause-minded " . Delegates, chosen as official representatives for this inter collegiate work bv means of their experience coupled w ith a Catholic education form the potential nucleus of future Catholic leadership. Of no less importance is the large group of student members, cons tituting the backbone of the federation, who become leaders through intelligent follow- ing, spreading the Cause of Christ. The Federation functions through conventions and Commission Workshops on nation- al and regional levels. On these occasions, there is an exchange of thoughts and ideas on problems, pertinent to every phase of life, which affect the immediate and ultimate goals of members. To these conventions and workshops are sent not only delegates, but also repre- sentatives of campus clubs and campus activities. By such sharing of experiences and by dis- cussion of common difficulties, the knowledge and zeal of all participating are enriched and strengthened. An active component of the Federation, the Elms has the distinction of being the seat of both National and Regional Liturgy Commissions — a duty and privilege well understood. 106 President Carol T. English Vice-President Annmarie M. Kennedy Secretary Jeannette C. Tash Treasurer Elizabeth A. Cahill Director Mary Ellen Shea Accompanist Virginia E. Hunt Heads joyfully uplifted in harmony — - a pleasant blending of voices in melody — this is a picture which portrays the Glee Club, one of the most ardent and popular clubs on campus. Long hours devoted to practice reap their reward when concert time arrives. A solemn procession, lighted only by many flickering candles commenced the traditional Christmas con cert with the chanting of " Veni Emmanuel”. Carolers cheerily went out on a number of occa- sions at Christmastide to give seasonal concerts for various organizations in the surrounding vicinity. Preparation was then begun for the annual combined concert with a brother college. This year the delightful program presented in conjunction with the Boston College Glee (dub fulfilled all expectations of local music lovers. As a separate musical unit, the A Cappella Choir, suiting its tone to the moods, added to the exultation of spirit manifest on college festivals. a (ops uon Sigma Leadership in various avenues of student life — religious, academic, social, cultural — forms the requisite quality in candidates for the national Catholic honor society of Delta Epsilon Sigma. In the stimulating reminder that " it is for the wise man to set things in order " , there is also an indication of challenge for the honored members of the Class of " s» to carry into the disharmony of contemporary society the proportion and clarity of Catholic principles made dynamic by the penetration of their earnest thought and genuine practical application. So it is that the collegiate achievement of our newest members of the Alpha Kappa Chapter stands as an indication — real and reassuring — of the soundness of their future spiritual and social contribution to the Kingdom of God on earth. To Barbara Brunet, Lillian Finn, Margo Hanley, Mary Hroszowy, Lucille Morin and Shirley Paine we otter our congratulations! I Lndergracluate dubs The movement for Undergraduate Clubs, which was inaugurated by the Worcester Chapter, has spread through the college to include in the enrollment the Holyoke-Northamp- ton and Springfield areas. These clubs vary in the extent of their activity from one which succeeds in featuring a monthly function to those, newly-formed, which stress their annual September reception. President of the Holyoke-Northampton chapter is Joan Smalley and the Springfield pioneer is Mary Ellen Long, who inaugurated a new feature for these Undergraduate Clubs with a very successful Christmas dance, preparations for which had them " wreathed in smiles (holly wreath, naturally). 108 a 3i. e. President Shirley L. Paine Vice-President Helen A. Dunne Secretary Susan D. Footit T reasurer Margaret M. Sullivan An increasing urgency for clarity of thought on international affairs is recognized and met by the International Relations Club. Well organized meetings accomplish IRC’s purpose to stimulate interest in foreign matters and foster attitudes of appreciation for foreign culture as well as promote internal sympathy and understanding. Prominent people in the news are subjects of lively panel discussions, while those forces which are molding the course of history are evaluated in the light of Catholic prin ciples. By sponsoring authorities in the held of current history members are given accurate and pertinent information. Student speakers, inter-collegiate forums, and inter-club activities are effective mediums for the discussion of national and worldwide topics. A worthwhile club, IRC gives members and other students on campus a chance to become aware and informed on controversial issues and current events of importance. 109 lessee 111 art in c e fJ or res l res id cut Vice-President Helen M. Pratt Patricia A. Hanifin Secretary Ians Anne IM. Hisenmann Treasurer Arline B. Holmes Having chosen Blessed Martin de Panes as its patron in view of an aim to improve race and group relations, this young organization has expanded and has become the center of varied activities relating to social work. A fuller know ledge of community organization and responsibility and a greater insight into social problems have been gained through diversified projects. Sponsoring a Christmas party for the aged at a local hospital gave members not only an awareness of community agencies and functions but also afforded an opportunity to make a practical application of the theories and principles studied. Valuable information concerning the intricate workings of the Social Security Admin- istration, the progress in the Negro Apostolate as evidenced through Friendship House groups, and a deeper understanding of the good that Catholic social workers can effect in view of their Catholic principles, were derived from lectures given by experts in various levels of social effort. Various field trips to local institutions have given sociology students first-hand informa- tion on the carious private and public social services. A well-balanced and beneficial program was the basis for successful accomplishment of their purpose, to acquire a better understand- ing of social practices and principles. President Barbara E. Brunet Vice-President Jeanne M. Fontaine Secretary Claire A. Gadbois Treasurer Jacqueline R. Hebert In all endeavors, on an undergraduate as well as a graduate level, the existence of a coordinated extra-curricular activity is most advantageous. It affords the student an opportun- ity outside of the classroom for observation, discussion, and concentration with students of similar interests. For the student with an inquisitive mind or an interest in the chemical aspects, the American Chemical Society provides just such a coordinated activity. A chartered division of the recognized and respected national organization by the same name, the A.C.S. is the chemists’ own society. It provides an academic yet informal back- ground for chemical advancement. This year as well as last year, student delegates were sent to represent Our Lady of the Elms at inter-collegiate meetings which have been held in various parts of New England. The topic at such gatherings ranged from Atomic Energy to ? ? ? and always provided a broad- ening effect socially as well as scholastically for all who were able to attend. Through the above mentioned opportunities as well as the periodic meetings held on our own campus, the potential chemist is provided with the matter to keep her mind alert and creative, and the balancing influence which will guide her to a fuller development of her aims and ambitions for a richer, fuller life. 1 lonsignor COogle Science eu President Domicele P. Skeivis Secretary Claire M. Pion Vice-President Elaine F. Sullivan T reasurer Joan A. Rogers The Monsignor Doyle Science Club, having directed its efforts toward the develop- ment of a new constitution, has defined more clearly its aims. Although the purpose of the Club is to correlate factual knowledge with current developments in the scientific endeavors, it is not an exclusive organization of science majors, but a club for all those who are interested in the phenomena of everyday living. Recognizing in the students a variety of interests in the practical sciences, the club members have planned their meetings to include discussion groups concerned with modern scientific development and its relation to industry, entertainment, and economics. Guest lec- turers also have kept students informed of opportunities in their respective scientific fields, while surveys on campus have aided in making students aware of the close relationship be- tween scientific expansion and world progress. I 12 Le Cercle clr rancais Preside fit Barbara A. Marina Secretary Jean T. Meloche Vice-President Claire J. St. Onge Treasurer Jeannette C. Tash " C ' est si bon” was the keynote of Le Cercle this year as it combined business with pleasure in a attempt to spread the beauty of " le francais " . In a spirit ofgaiety, members made music an essential part of the meetings, and songs from light-hearted Paris lilted in assembly. Stressing the importance of the written word, the members of Le Cercle generously gave of their time and effort in corresponding with students of English in France. With this exchange of language and ideas came an influx of stimulating topics for discussion and amusing inci dents worth the re-telling. Too, no club would be complete without its periodical to give expression of its pur- pose and functions. Le Cercle Francais is no exception. Les Ormettes " , edited and illustrated by club members, offered scoops on the latest creations a la mode as well as more intellectual articles centered on Mauriac, Renault and other representative French artists. Thus, under the capable direction of individual members, the meetings of Le Cercle aided in broadening student-awareness of stimulating aspects of la belle France. 1 igTOi i§§ 3 Gastell ana President Ann C. King Vice-President Trances G. Rondeau Secretary Ethel M. Wilder Treasurer Margaret A. Sullivan A touch of Latin America enlivened " La Corte Castellana " this year in the petite personage of Colombia Leticia Rios y Trujillo. Descriptions of the beautiful landscape to be found in her native land, contrasts between the way of life in South America and that of the United States, and a peek at the various opportunities available for those who want to travel are only a few of the absorbing topics discussed by our South American visitor in her native tongue. Her friendly manner and spontaneous smile added that animating note so necessary to quicken any meeting. In keeping with its twofold purpose of cultivating a love for the Castillian and provid- ing moments of pleasure, " La Corte Castellana " in its assemblies made use of the spoken word to give provocative information about fair and festive Spain. Joining with " Le Cercle Erancais " on the feast of the Epiphany, the senoritas took part in an Elms " fiesta " to cele- brate the manifestation of Christ to the Magi. To supplement the accounts of current events and places of interest in the Spanish world published in the student paper, " Las Hojas de los Olmos " , La Corte also presented scenic and colorful movies accenting daily life in Spain, South America and Puerto Rico. I 14 I :p ' enl( eoro President Margaret M. Harris Vice-President Juanita C. Naranjo Secretary Claire K. Tefft Treasurer Margaret A. Sullivan Laurels to a double trio of senior stars who have shared the Verdeoro limelight for the past four years! First lady of the footlights has been Marg Harris whose versatility regaled audiences appreciative of both a comically awk- ward Toby Snodgrass or a tragically adept King Creon. Assistant director of Claudel ' s " Tidings Brought to Mary " , Marg proved her capability in that area as well, and her vivid interest in the club’s dramatic contributions characterized her presidential year. The Mary F.’s — Long and Shea — brought to their varied roles a light-hearted (and, if called for, a light-headed) approach. Perhaps best remembered, however were Mary Long’s vivacious portrayal of a vivacious — yet nun-like — nun in " The Velvet Glove " , and the sympathetic softness generated by Mary Ellen Shea as the Mother in " Tidings " . Even before the low, slow cadences of her voice make phrases live, Peg Raymond’s very appearance makes you want to stop, look and listen. The wistful simplicity underlying the spiritual strength of Claudel’s Violaine was well interpreted by Peg, who also gave the slender role of Mary in " Christmas at the Crossroads " the quietness of reverence which made it memorable. Though clouds may be opaque and plentiful, the stars still shine; so, hidden from public view behind heavy curtains and complexities of stage machinery, two more " Stars” played their indispensible parts. Lights, curtains and stage props were unhesitatingly confided to the able hands of Betty Ferry who was always convinced that " the show must go on " , and Dot Berthiaume who conjured her magic by wielding the want of her paint brush over faces and sets, and proferred an artistic tuck and pin to make the most ordinary costume extraordinary. Combined capabilities and infectious enthusiasm of a sextet such as this help to keep Veritas theater-goers conscious of the fact that " the play’s the thing " . 115 iletic Clssoctation With sports conscious Freshmen supply- ing the impetus, interest in Athletics rose to a high peak this year and resulted in keen inter- class competition. Our winter favorite, basket- ball, claimed the attention of all eyes, hands, and especially vocal chords throughout our thrillintt season which featured some startling upsets. An evening of relaxation was provided bv the annual Senior Alumnae Game, which has as its recognized purpose the inducement of I lms graduates to return to their former " haunts ’, and limber up their limbs. As interest in basketball tapered off, volley ball swung into popularity, while the ping- pong tournament engrossed fans of that lively and precise table sport, and ardent swim en- thusiasts traveled weekly to the Holy Name Center to indulge the aptitude for aquatics. W han that April le with his shoures soote had done sufficient work on lawns and leaves, tennis, archery, and softball came along to make certain that Spring had its sporting side. Field Day climaxed a successful season and the Atheltic Club Banquet during Com- mencement Week brought to a fitting close the efforts of an active organization. President Carole A. Speight Vice-President Joan A. Beresw ' ill Secretary Joan A. Rogers T reasnrer Flizabeth P. McMahon 7 CJourmaune I, Co-Editors Franc ine M. Grumm Roberta N. Croughwell Business Manager Marguerite A. Deitner Just as the firmness and delicate texture of a bud predicts the strength and rich color- ing of the flower that is to come, so the natural ease of the young writer is a dependable fore- cast of future success in the field of creative writing. To insure the recognition and nurturing of creative talent " Tourmaline’’ compiles the best of student prose and poetry. This year delightful experiments in tiaditional and mod- ern verse and story were encouraged by the staff to help in carrying out the theme of writing " through the centuries’ . The psalmists and Greeks, the Romanticists and Transcendentalists of the first two issues contrasted with modern poets, whose work characterized the final issue. In selecting the theme the Juniors provided the perfect showcase for varying abilities. In adhering to its restrictive channels, they produced a slim but salient monument to college creativity — a monument clear in outline and solid in construction. 117 • in script Co-Edit or s-in-Cbief Business Manager Doris A. Neal Catherine T. McCarthy Maureen C. Kennedy Although it does not boast " copy boys”, " rewrite men”, teletype machines, or any of the paraphernalia of a large printing concern, our newspaper, ELMSCRIPT, can compare favor- abb with any journal in the country with regard to lively news coverage, appealing human interest stories and that important " fresh approach " of special features. This year the paper was fortunate in being edited by Juniors who possessed the magical touch that can transform the memory of a week-old event into an interesting article simply by " slanting” it to reflect reader interest. T his touch, plus the facile placing of lively photo- graphs and smooth lay-outs, combined to make it one of the most eye-catching of college publications. Thought provoking editorials and student-opinion polls on world and school affairs enabled the contents to fulfill the promise provided by the appearance. I 18 Our dedication this year was a natural. We wanted to manifest our appreciation to Our Lady anyway, so when a papal encyclical set aside our commencement year as a special Mary year, what could he more fitting than to offer to Her the ELMATA of IMAM! The many pictures of that Lady which we have used .ire familiar to all on campus. Special recognition must he given to the excellent photography thereof — attributable to Sister Mary Cornelius, who in many ways has given cheerfully and generously of her time and effort in helping us to make our edition a tribute to Mary. Also we wish to thank Sister Rose Dolores for her assistance — from the bottom of God’s heart, since ours are too small. May the Lady who looks at you from our new cover bless our readers and all who enter this. Her College! - • • • ctivities Cana knew you , and the yellow steeps of the Judean hills . . . and whether active contemplation or contemplative action caught up your small-town days, grace filled your fellowship and placed your ordinary offering of busy moments in a setting of infinitude. Take our times of work, Mother of Divine Grace, take our pleasure and our play and make them magnify in beauty before your Son, that through your graciousness, kind Lady, our little lives might be twice blessed. Just us Romantic poets invoked the muses for inspiration, so we joined with Bishop Weldon in invoking a more powerful source of inspiration, the Holy Ghost, to bless our endeavors of the coming year. The Mass of the Holy Ghost was our sonnet of tribute and petition to the all-wise God Who led us to this college. Barbara, ( onstance and Joan Bru- net may have reminded Sister Helen Joseph of one of her favorite poetry forms, the triolet, when thev all regis tered under the same surname. Our four lab technicians had a second registration with the Sisters of Providence ot Mercv Hospital. I ll Initiation week was like an anthology of nonsense verse interspersed with sea chanties, as Pirates performed " Sailors ' Hornpipes’ and rowed their longboats gallantly for the entertainment of their Senior " Captains " . The Seniors performed a turnabout and entertained their Pirates in the smoker, where Jeannie Byrnes in- troduced Our first Goodby to an ac- companiment of flowing tears. As swift as a cinquain sped the years between the time of invasion of those from the Land of O and the day when those same " Straw-men " , " Tinmen " and Lions’ emerged from their carefree cos- tumes and carefully stepped into robes of responsibility and leadership — sobering Caps and Gowns. We offered them to God at Sunday morning Mass, and accepted them in return from the hands of His representative during the afternoon cere- monies. Understandable pride tilled our hearts at Benediction and overflowed to warm our relatives at the informal tea which followed. The class banquet in the evening ac- cented the joy-full refrain that had capped each stanza of the activities of Cap and Gown Sunday. 125 Lively lyrics characterized t he Soph Show of the Class of ' 54. " The Sophomore Revue " thumbed through the hook of musical favorites, glancing at " Gay Ninety " seashore parties, patriotic airs of the War Years and rollicking Charlestons of the " flapper " era. Mary I lien Shea and Carole Speight patiently drilled the " chorus line " to perfection and arranged the solo numbers beautifully. Our Soph sisters matched us in gaiety as they took us " out of this world to visit the lilms of the future. Mars men in grotesque helmets entertained us royally, and the humor of the bewildered space traveler’s complaint was well balanced by the charms of our song- sters. Rachel Siciliano and Teresa Harris. Highlight of the show was the close harmony of the " terrible triplets ' w ho " walked alike, dressed alike, talked alike and didn’t like it at all. A pair of informal dances graced this year ' s social calendar. The Seniors sponsored the " Elmata not only to help alleviate year book expenses, hut also as a pleasant respite from a routine forgotten through the summer. The theme was inspired by the autumnal favorite of our brother colleges — foot- ball. A miniature stadium surrounded by Jack-O- Lantern spectators made an effective centerpiece. Hetty Ann Cahill and her committee provided plenty of refreshments and sufficient " Bunny Hops " to insure success for our " Fall Festival. " A novel occasion this winter was the introduction of an Inter-Student Council dance, with students from sur- rounding male colleges invited. The feature of the day was a talent show won by Providence College. Therese O’Connell, chairman of the affair, pre- sented the trophy to the winners. 127 Advent, serious us a sonnet, brought with it an unusual reminder of the spirit of prepa- ration for the arrival (if the Christ Child. The fact that it introduced a year dedicated to Our Lady inspired the painting of stained glass indows in the corridor of the Administration Building. Represented were the " O Antiphons”, a series of chants sung on the seven days preced- ing Christmas. A supplementary project was the actual singing of the antiphons in chapel by a group of liturgy-minded Elmites. The feast of the Immaculate Conception not only initiated the Marian Year, but also in- troduced the Freshman Class into the circle of Mary ' s intimate friends. Newly acquired Sodal- ity medals linked Our Lady’s youngest acquaint- ances with the bands of Elmites that already wore her badge. 128 Christmastide inspired pageant produc- tions in ' 50 and ’54, each unique, inspirational and fitting tributes to the birth of Christ. Nativity scenes and dispersed selections from the Gospels were interpreted by both classes - different in accidentals, yet alike in substance. The manger scene, spotlighting the Hope of the World, climaxed each. The joyful Christmas spirit was typically portrayed by members of the Glee Club with a blending of voices in seasonal selections, byes remained focused on Director Mary Ellen Shea in order to achieve the precision and unity so necessary to produce a successful and delight- ful Christmas Concert. K ' V ' €1 4 M J I V i r 1 I 1 1 I ! D i§|| mi The Christmas season was vibrant with activities as varied as the carols which we sang during a frosty evening of serenading the heavens. The spirit of good will overflowed from Elmites hearts and resolved itself in a party for the orphans of Ingleside. It was rewarding to watch them shyly un- wrapping dolls and coloring books, and later, warmed by refreshments and a " real Santa Claus " , romping about the gym in carefree manner. 130 The traditional stair sing satisfac- torily occupied the eve of our departure for home. Old carols struck mellow chords in peace-filled souls, and the last Silent Night found us reallv sombered. This mood quickly passed for we looked for- ward to the Christmas party of the next day, and the vacation that followed. Poetry in motion well describes the playing of the I reshmen on the volleyball and basketball courts. Their accurate shooting and clever team- work brought them a well-deserved victory in a basketball playoff against the Juniors on St. Patrick ' s Day. Genuine liking for the game characterizes all the teams at the 1:1ms. Champions in basketball as Juniors, we can always boast of " having a good time ”, whether in basketball, volleyball or soft ball. Father Burke, our agile professor, added to everyone’s enjoyment of sports. We admired his professional lay-up shots and swift softball pitch- ing. The Athletic Club held day, with its races, team games and welcome refreshments, was en- thusiastically received by even the most amateur athletes, and the annual banquet capped a suc- cessful and lively season. 131 A spirit of Catholic Action flourished on campus during March as the Confra- ternity of Christian Doctrine held its Con- gress here. Students from the Elms pre- sented the Liturgical theme of the work- shop, and panel discussions on Mariology, Catholic Action and C.C.D. were con- ducted by students from other New Eng- land colleges. High School Day (his year was an entirely new experiment. The faculty placed the project in the hands of Student Government and through the efforts of its members it was a complete success. From the well-planned student-conducted tours to the very delightful sketch of life at the Elms given by Therese O’Connell to an interested audience the venture paved the way to a new tradition. Christopher Lynch in his return ap- pearance at the Elms needed no help to make his concert a delightful Irish treat, but the girls were more than glad to usher for his concert-comers, for " after the ball was over " they enjoyed a happy exchange of Irish jigs and wit with one of Erin ' s own. After the informative talk on Colum- bia by a native of the country, Leticia Rios y Trujillo, the members of the Spanish Club enjoyed homely bits of Columbian life over their tea cups. 132 What Elms girl ' s day was com- plete without a letter from home? Which of us was happy unless " the man in our lives " wrote regularly? A mail card was a passport to perfect bliss, even if Mother forgot to include the weekly allowance. Consequently, text- books vcere swept aside when the mail arrived, and we settled down to imagine the funny goings-on at home, or dream about the Prom to which we were just invited, and, before the mood wore off, we took up pens to capture elusive words in responding to the conversa- tions of those far from us. 133 The pillars of gold, regal flags and gilded crests formed the background for the Junior Coronation Ball. The spectacular theme was climaxed by the royal investiture of the queen, Marie Hanlon, and her court attendants. Dr. Charles Gadaire made the presentation of the pea r 1 - s t u d d ed crown. Radiant as the distinguishing tiaras they wore, the Juniors beheld with enchantment (his royal splendor. In silent admiration each Senior looked on and in every sparkle of star dust was reflected for a moment a " Midnight Masquerade”. 134 This year the entertainment of our parents on Mother-Daughter and Father-Daugh- ter Days was on an even larger scale than usual. Since it coincided with Mary’s Day, Mother- Daughter Day was an especially festive occasion, for we honored both our heavenly and earthly mothers. A Living Rosary led by the Seniors keynoted the day, and the entertain- ment featuring Elmites’ representations of famous Madonnas dovetailed with Father Luke Missett ' s advice at the banquet, since they both stressed the same theme, that of the Marian Year. Father-Daughter Day was notable because it was completely free from the minor thorns that are generally associated with such a varied program. The original skit given in the auditorium was " angelic ”. Father [ude Mead proved an engrossing speaker and the singing of old favorites was even more spontaneous than usual. All in all, " A Halo for Dad " was a jewel-like tribute to the fathers who deserve so much more than we can ever hope to give them. 135 We welcomed Our Lord for an extended visit to our Chapel during the annual Forty Hours Devotions which started March 17. The " Cum jubilo " Mass and the litany of the saints, sung hv the A Cappella Choir, announced the ascent of Christ the King to His throne over the taber- nacle, and a continual stream of worshipers knelt before Him in prayer during the time of His exposition. A few days later we offered Christ not only our prayers, but also our lives. Withdrawing from the activ- ities of campus life and the business of the world, we spent three silent days of retreat in the company of our Changeless Friend. Our retreat master. Father Joseph Scanned, director of the Mission Church in Roxbury, was the instrument through which we explored our souls, dis- covered our weak spots and formed resolutions to strengthen us in the future. Liturgy work on campus was seriously discussed by Monsignor Fdward CL Murray, Regional Moderator of N.F.C.C.S., our own Reverend Moderator, Jeannette Branchard of Rivier, Pat McLaughlin of St. Joseph’s and Mary Hroszowy of the Elms. Elms work on campus included the construction of an advent wreath as one of its seasonal activities. I Seniors preparing for eventual careers in home- making displayed their knowledge of the fundamentals - food and clothing. Father Pierce conducted a bread baking contest in conjunction with his Marriage Guidance course, and the enthusiastic response proved that interest in the " liveliest arts " is not dead. Miss Marge Whitmire, Springfield domestic science expert, judged (outlawing rope-bread) the loaves baked by Lillian Finn, Mary Fllen Shea and Ellen Verchot as prize-winners of a singing tea kettle, a recipe file and aprons. In the field of fashion, our " Sp otlight on Spring " brought to the foreground the latest trends in daytime and evening wear. A background of blossoming trees appro- priately framed the models, ten of our most graceful Flmites, who displayed the attrac- tive wardrobe to perfection. Drawing for the door prize — a gift certificate — climaxed a pleasant evening. 137 The Class of h i has a treasury of names mere mention of which starts a chain of warm memories. ( lass President’’ reminds us not only of dependable Lil 1 inn, our leading lady, but also of Margo Hanley, who handled so well the problems of Junior Year and Gloria Todaro, the calming influence of a bois- terous Sophomore vear. Our first president is called to mind by a very special name — " Moe”. Maureen Bryson will always remain " first choice” of the ( lass of VI. I he name Snow White” conjures up a picture of a sleeping princess, surrounded by mourning dwarfs mourning perhaps because of the difficult task the arriving prince faced in trying to lift little ( arol I nglish from her coffin w ithout mischance. Prince Betty Ann Cahill succeeded, and brought to a successful close our freshman musical. Babb ' s Beach inevitably reminds us of boating, sw imming and roller skating at carefree class picnics. 38 This year held many treats for us. Shakespeare ' s immortal " Othello " pre- sented by Players Incorporated began the series. Ed Torrance as Othello led the superbly directed cast. Gene Picciani as Iago was notably outstanding. Elmites were particularily impressed by the University Players’ spirit of friendliness which blended so intimately with their every-day Catholicism as a visible part of their blustering activity. Douglas Hyde, former national Communist leader and editor of the London Daily Worker, brought Elmites a stirring lecture which probed into the secret impetus behind Communism and its magnetic attraction. Mr. Hyde freely and un- flinchingly revealed the absorbing story of his conversion — from Lenin to the un- conquered Christ. Interpreting recent war poets and their oft-neglected worth, Fr. Daniel Ho- nan, with impressive delivery, brought to life the beauty that salts their lines, accen- tuating Thomas Merton’s " For My Brother Reported Missing in Action and James Laughlin’s A Letter to Hitler ”. Fr. Honan’s quick humor and deep sincerity, as well as his appreciation of the very best, made him admired by all of us. Bruce Marshall, internationally known author and lecturer, delighted us dur- ing Catholic Book Month with his ready wit and charming personality as he delved into the future of " The Catholic Novel " . At a coffee hour which followed t he lecture, Mr. Marshall endeared himself to Elmites by just being his affable self. India’s economic, social, and strategic status was unfolded to students of O. L. E. by the very learned and intensely magnetic speaker, Fr. Herbert A. de Souza, S.J. He emphasized the fact that the East will come into its own only when the West returns to the fountainhead of true greatness, Christianity. Just to prove the originality and uniqueness of our lecture series, the Elms played hostess to the winsome Suzanne Silvercruys. While modeling a portrait of a senior chosen at random, she spoke on sculpture, art and life. 140 |5 5j»i»v»ir maSemj-;; lemmieU® 5 i Before the circlet of pule light has rounded the curse of the world and lifted the land from sleep, God lights His small white lamp in the green sky of a new day. () Morning Star, let your steeple-point of fire he a high, still flame in the mists of our new dawn. For see have come a little way from darkness, yet a little way, and need so desperately a herald — like your frail, pure light — promising the Sun. 142 FOURTH ROW: W. Wojtaszek, T. Chenette, A. Padilla, M. Hanley, V. Walsh THIRD ROW: E. Diggins, J. Byrnes, S. Tucker, D. Skeivis, C. Sullivan, R. Flanagan, E. McFadden, M. Raymond SECOND ROW: A King, B. Macina, I. Walinski, E. Fenton, E. Verchot, N. O’Connor, R. Piekos, P. Hampson FIRST ROW: M. Dryden, H. Pratt, R. Tierney, H. Twigg, N. O ' Melia, C. Bianco, M. Long, E. Deitner, B. May Class Love begins with a dream’ . . . Deep in the secret seclusions of Senior hearts, a tiny architect has been at work for four years draw- ing sketches for a " love story in four volumes which began in the hall of ' 50 with a dream. Today through tear dimmed eyes, we see before us the realization of that dream - — a panorama of our college years, revolving a ound t lie " World’s First Love”, Our Lady. Mutual know ledge is a forerunner of love, and that is why Volume 1 is called " Infatua- tion ”, for as Freshman our knowledge was lim- ited and we were caught up in the thrills of " love at first sight " — with the beauty of the campus heightened by Nature ' s own green and gold; the awe of tinmen, strawmen, and lions toward Senior Wizards in the land of Oz; that endless series of " firsts " — classes, proms, Retreat, Ingleside visits, banquets and parties; and our very own Junior Sisters, teaching us how to hold tightly to the brass rings of the merry-go-round of life at O. L. E. 144 FOURTH ROW: E. Cahill, V. Hunt, J. Gross, M. J. Cummings, C. English THIRD ROW: J. Koonz, D. Berthiaume, M. Sullivan, T. O ' Connell, C. Gabois, M. Harris, E. McGauley, C. Speight SECOND ROW: A. McDermott, J. Fontaine, J. Smalley, M, McCarthy, E. Ferry, B. Brunet, P. Niles, M. Hroszowy FIRST ROW: A. M. Smyth, M. E. Shea, M. Britt, L. Finn, J. Sullivan, G. Todaro, S. Paine, R. Condron, L. Morin Our hearts were on fire for the Elms at the close of this volume, and as Sophs-to-be, we anticipated the unfolding of the next three. With the publication of Volume II, our love strengthened. No longer could it be called infatuation; our heart-strings were wound around something much deeper than that. In the deep thoughtful recesses of Sophmore Year, we were beginning to realize what the Elms really stands for. We were delving beneath her surface and were analyzing her essence. Her spirit was ours for the asking . . . and the doing. With a touch of envy, we watched the new Erosh initiated as coolies and step into the role which we had so recently acted. Goodness, what a difference a year made! With what air of surety, we went about our daily tasks with the perfect confidence of Sophomores, for, after all, we were witnessing life at O.L.E. for a second time! What a gay year that was! Bursting from weeks of secret seclusion came Opening Night of our giant, still-life " Sophomore Album " re- viewing hit songs from the Gay Nineties, the 145 MW First World War and the Flapper Era up to the present. Shy violets blossomed into charming roses in song, dance and comedy acts. With a song in our hearts and a tear in our eves — for it was farewell to our Sister Class, — we were ready for Volume III Fresh from the press in a cover featuring the jollity of Junior Year came the third volume of the love story”. With each advancing year, it seemed that our hearts and hands were knit ever so much closer together to form the pat- tern to be displayed in Senior Year. As upper classmen now, we had to look into ourselves to see if we were worthy of lead- ership — a task w e endeavored to prepare our- selves for, by being good followers. And soon we had Frosh sisters to call our very own little sisters” through whom we could relive two glorious years and who would share with us love and loyalty for the Elms. Flow our hearts beat with joy that beauti- ful Sunday morning w hen " our rings of gold with stones of green graced our hands that day. That evening at Blake’s, our Tourmalines took first place even over the turkey dinner! And miracle of miracles! It had arrived! Our Junior Prom! Our hearts once again skip- ped a beat during our " Midnight Masquerade” when at 12:00 pan. we relived the moments of tw o other star-studded proms — " How Deep Is The Ocean and " You and the Night and the Music”. The last symbol of Junior Year was our daisy chain — each little flower signified Junior hopes and dreams to be soon realized — a chain of loving memories uniting the past with the future. And then it happened! As Erosh it seemed oh, so far away, but it ' s funny how love makes years seem like moments. All too soon came Volume IV, our present and final volume, which we read with reverence — a volume describing the culmination of love, true love, based on four years of intimate know ledge and understanding. Reluctantly, we turn the pages, for the last chapter is all too near. See how the chapter titles catch the eye and tug at the heartstrings: " Initiation — Treasure Island Style”; " Cap and Gown Sunday — A First Farewell”; " Spread Smiles at the Undergraduate Christmas Dance ; " Prom Time — Some Day My Prince Will Come " ; " A Halo For Father”; " Springtime Means Waltz Time " ; " Mother-Daughter Tri- bute”; " Mary’s Day ; and that dreaded final chapter " Commencement Week — The Culmi- nation but Not the End.” That tiny architect within our hearts has not ceased his work. He has yet to paint the beauty of our genuine friendships guaranteed to last a lifetime. Love, the theme of our story, was enkindled at our Sodality Reception four years ago, and is burning today wdthin our hearts with ever-increasing zeal. Each volume has helped us to increase " in wdsdom, and age and grace with God and man”. We are now equipped to see life in its true perspective, to love life in sorrow ' as w ' ell as in joy, and to live life to its fullest. Our Lady of the Elms — to know you is to love you — and our hearts always will! Mary A. Dryden C Trom orning Ui ising Tike sparkling sunrise Clad in golden robes, ) ou gilded tin ' birth of our college da II ith warming love that fused us each to each - I cleansing love. Embodied in xour Son. the Sun of dawn. lake purest morning Trembling with the joy of being. } ou vitalized the morning of our life Together; and. as the day Becomes more vibrant with each hour. So we became as gay as little children in your lore. And then came midday - ) ou were like the noon. And as the sun pauses a moment hi hen it reaches the summit To gain a brief respite before its greatest descent. So we basked in the trace of your noonday. And were refreshed . and ready to go on. So you became like afternoon to us — Serene and calm, you made us like to you. And we matured, as fruit does in late summer Under the steady, soaking shower Of the afternoon sun. And now. like perfect sunset, ) ou urge us. as the twilight of our college da Appears, to follow you Toward new and unknown ways Across the mountains of the unexplored. And as the sun sends a last flickering ray As a benediction to the fading day. so we Salute our college life with one backward look. And turn to face the challenge of a new sunrise. Wanda ( Wojtaszek. Words by Mary D. Hroszosw Music b Virginia E. Hunt 1 48 (3 ass [Prophecy Cloud seven is the scene of great rejoicing today. The last member of the class of 54 ar- rived at the gate of Peter where Our Lady of Smiles stood with outstretched arms to greet her. We, the Guardian Angels of ’54, have patiently awaited this day, for the Lord has given permission for us to hold a private re- union with our little charges who, long years ago, walked down the middle aisle of Veritas Auditorium to receive their degrees from our favorite college. How proud we were that day and how hopeful of the future. We had reason to be proud and hopeful . . . our charges ' earthly days were filled with success. Here comes Joanne Gross and she’s arguing again (friendly fashion) with her Guardian Angel. He thinks her being head professional lobbyist in Washington has gone to her halo. And there is Ann King right behind her. Ann took orders from Washington, too, as a Con- fidential Agent for the F.B I. Looks like Father Keller’s " Government is Your Business’ was a best seller at the Elms. There’s Margo Hanley who will go down in history as the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives. And over on the edge of the cloud — isn ' t that Lil Finn ? Ah, yes! Still looking as gracious as when she was the executive director wife of the President of the Lhiited States (probably ex- plains why so many Elmites are in the political held.) Approaching Lil now is Betty Ann Cahill who, after successfully collecting bills for the department of Internal Revenue, became a French interpreter in the United Nations. She’ll enjoy comparing notes today with Barbara Macina who, as ambassador to France, charmed Europe with her vast repertoire of songs. When- ever Barbara traveled between continents she hew by Sullivan airlines. Connie even headed her own travel agency to aid passengers on their long trip to lands which were so familiar to her. One of the most famous establishments recom- mended to the tourists w r as the Spanish hacienda m Puerto Rico where Anabel Padilla’s guests were treated most hospitably. If Anabel had been in the LJnited States she would have had competition in the persons of Lucille Morin and Carol Speight. Lou’s " Seaside Hotel " was the favorite of the Cape crowd. Many of the nation’s leading celebrities spent summer vaca- tions at the " Seaside " . Ket w as the famed owner of the beautiful resort in the Berkshires where the guests were entertained by Ket’s own witty impersonations. And who s this lovely lady coming now? Why, it s Joan Koonx who became the world’s second Mary Reed Newland. Will we ever for- get the day we all gathered on Cloud ‘ 6 over Chicopee to hear Joan’s lecture on " Catholicism and the Family " delivered at her old Alma Mater. Many of the alumnae were present that night trying to pick up some pointers. In seat 3, row 108 (the Elms has expanded somewhat) we saw Joan Smalley who, as a " missus”, was kept busy raising little chips off the old cinder block. Her baby sitter that night was chosen from the hies of Ducky Tierney’s Baby-sitting Agency. With all her relatives Ducky couldn’t help but be a success in her profession. Maureen McCarthy and Mary Dryden were sharing opinions in row 13. Moe came all the way from Connecticut where her Day Nursery was situated. . . . situated, believe it or not, right across the road from the Connecticut Kennel club which was half owned by Mike Flanagan. Why, the dogs w ' ere so tame and loveable that even Maureen bought one to be the watch dog at the nursery. Oh, we must not forget Mary Dryden. She was very busy that night taking notes on the w ' hole lecture. Her book, " The Catholic Woman and Life”, based on the Koo nx Lecture series, became so popular that it still is a must in Father Pierce ' s " Marriage Guidance” course. Over there, Eileen Deitner and Rosalie Condron are talking over old times. Eileen had the distinction of being the first lady mayor of the fast growing town of Bondsville. Roz had her own comedy show on television which was rated the best back in 1965. Her sponsor was the Fashion Fur Shoppe which was owned by Nancy O’Connor. The specialty of the " Fashion Furs” w as the sheared-beaver coat which Nancy herself modeled on the show. Following Roz’ Comedy Hour, young and old stayed tuned in to listen to America ' s most popular sportscaster, 149 Carol Sweeney, who was impartial to all but Seton Hall. Irene Walinski, too, made ». j u 1 1 e a successful debut in the television world. It all began w hen she advertised the new -style hair cut designed by Joan Sullivan. Joan opened up a chain of Beauty Shoppes all over the country. Not to be outdone by the antenna world, Clio Todaro, carved a niche for herself in the radio world. The famous " Nevalate” clock radios, the invention of Fat Hampson, were always tuned, in the early hours, to Clio ' s " Wake-up, Smile n’ Shine’ program. All farm hands of Betty Ferry ' s Dairy rose to the occa- sion with Glo’s first words. The farm was run on family style — chore and chore alike. Maggie Harris and (canine Byrnes look quite different minus their uniforms. We alw ays picture them as rival recruiters. Jeannie solicit- ing for the Marine Corps and Maggie for the Army. Maggie ' s dramatic interests must have given her an added impetus. Wanda Wojtaszek took advantage of Uncle Sam ' s free room and board and heeded Maggie’s advice. But the world will always remember Wanda for her poetic abilities which gained her the editorship of " Poetry magazine. Wanda wasn’t the only editor produced by the class of 54. Soon after graduation. Betty McCauley joined the staff of " Integrity " and it wasn’t long before she w as named editor. How she found time on the side to publish that literary four-pager, " The Clarinet ”, is something only we angels could figure out. She often made use of those clever, " education -ally inspired poems of Mary F.llen Shea to bring smiles to the readers. Mary Ellen had the honor of seeing her name in lights at Carnegie Hall where she directed the Springfield Pops Concert through the stirring movements of Virginia Hunt’s " Di- lemma with Double Minor " . Inspiration for this marvelous w ork of art was received on the campus of O. L. F. Incidentally when the Pops were on tour, they used the sleek black Mercurvs w hich were the pride of Val Walsh’s " Out-of- the-Worldmobile” showrooms . . . upholstery in the Walsh cars ranged anywhere from rac- coon (resurrected from the Elms) to mink in all colors. The two inseparables are still the same up here — Therese O’Connell and Helen Twdgg. They had the grand idea on earth of opening a Boston version of the Stoik Club. Everything was set up — Eileen Fenton, the head Reserv- ation in the U. S., was as good as hired; Domicile Skevis, top vocalist in the country had signed a contract; when . . . KFRPFUNK . . . the Diggins Third National, which was finan- cing the club, w as robbed. Ann Marie Smyth of the Smyth Detective Agency was summoned from Washington and the criminals were quickly apprehended. Elbe Diggins gladly fur- nished her friends a substantial loan, and the Stork Club went on to success. " Smitty " rushed back to Washington for a scheduled conference w ith Helen Pratt, the National Arbitrator for Collective Bargaining. Helen held all confer- ences at her home in order to be with her family. Fler home, by the way, was the fascinating crea- tion of Claire Bianco’s skill as an interior deco- rator. Barbara Brunet looks quite natural in white up here . . . her psychiatric hospital in Vermont was of global fame. Dr. Brunet had for assist- ants two former Elmites, Carol English and Eleanor McEadden, two little ladies in white who brought smiles into the lives of so many patients. Sheila Tucker, the third of the pioneer quartet, founded the Tucker Technologist School m New York. Directly across the high- way from the Tucker Institute is the Gadbois- Peikos Laboratories where Claire Gadbois and Rita Peikos com bined efforts to leave behind many discoveries in the held of chemical endeavor. Down there in Pittsfield right now they’re building a school in honor of one of the city s favorite Superintendents of Schools, Ellen Ver- chot. One of the teachers under Elbe’s super- vision was little Mary Jane Cummings who divided her time between her teaching and her comic strip " That Pittsfield Bunny”. The Bun- ny became immortalized (mortally speaking, that is) when Noreen O’Melia’s stuffed animal factory made a copy of it for all children to enjov. In Worcester, Anne McDermott gained a popular spot in the hearts of children, too, when she won the " History Teacher of Amer- ica Award. Half of her success was attributed to Shirley Paine’s simplified " History of the World " which is used in almost every high school in the Lkiited States. Another best-seller in America was Doro- thy Berthiaume’s " Cooking Made Better " with illustrations done by Dot herself. The book was well worn by the hands of Margaret Sullivan who fell so in love with cooking after Fr. Pierce ' s coaching that she opened a restaurant in Rhode Island — " Home-Cooked Food for Home-Sick Sailors”. Mary Hroszowy’s name is still recognized on Broadway after her musical comedy " When Coffee Was A Dime " . She shared fame with Peggy Raymond whose directing and producing efforts made a hit of the play " North Atlantic in which Betty May played the starring role. Pat Niles of the " Niles Fashions” was in com- plete charge of the brillant costuming for the drama. The National Knitter’s Convention of 1971 is still talked about in New ' York. Under complete charge of President Therese Chenette the convention w as the most sparkling one ever held. One of the main speakers of the w eek long affair was Peggy Britt, President of Smith Col- lege in Northampton. From the entertainment W ' orld came Jeanne Fontaine with her Punch and Judy show. Her version of " Punch was loved by young and old alike. The last one to arrive today — the one who kept our reunion waiting — was Mary Long who didn’t accomplish much in life, but who says that coming here was the only important thing anyway. And here it is at last — our reunion with our once earthly charges. We had reason to be proud, we had reason to hope. Ah ry Ellen Long ’5 4 151 rjree ( 9 rat ion Between the friendly yet sometimes hostile elements lies the great world which we call earth. Embellished within this earth are all those nutriants necessary for life. We look to God’s earth as the source of physical growth. Today we will plant a young budding him tree. Tomorrow it will begin to grow and out- stretch its branches toward heaven. Just as the tree takes from and gives to the earth, so we too in the reflection of our tree will take and give to the earth. As the years go by we will grow in some wav. 1 hat w ay is dependent on our lives and the source of our inspiration. In this, the Marian Year, everyone is urged to rededicate herself to Mary. W e w ho have lived on this campus for four years find a special love within the outstretched arms of Our Lad - of the ldms; she is Our Lady of Inspiration. A tree that is properly cared for will blossom into fruition. It will be a source of beauty for all those who stop to admire it. It will be a source of shcltei for all those who stop to sit by it. In dedicating ourselves to Marv and following along life’s highw ay in her footsteps, we too will be a source of beauty in our Mary like example. We will be a source of shelter to those to whom we offer solace and advice, in reflecting our Mother Mary. T his traditional tree planting has come to be a very beautiful ceremony. Let us make it more significant! This int la l act of planting will be our re- dedication to Mary. The seed of love will grow m our hearts as the young tree in the earth. We will pray that the tree grows strong and does not suffer from the storm. We beg that we will grow strong and not suffer from world- liness. When and if we return, we will see our tree and smile on it standing erect, giving honor to God. We will know that the winds have blown and the snows have fallen, yet the tree, our tribute to Our Lady, stands fast. When w e return to Our Lady she will smile on us knowing that we may have bent with temptation, vet we stand erect giving homage to Our Master. As we, the class of 19 0, plant our tree, we watch the earth being packed around it and we pray: " Dearest Mother, Our Lady of the Elms, we, thy daughters, dedicate this day ourselves to You. Within your loving arms we bury our hearts and souls. We walk forth into the world young, confident and happy. Watch over us, dear Mary, watch over us and bring us home safely .... 152 I j ij We, the tired but happy class of 1954, being of mature mind and serious disposition, proud of our accomplishments, grateful for our intellectual advancement and our spiritual growth, wish to impart, midst laughter and tears, a thought for our cherished friends in Mary. To Your Excellency, the most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, we leave the gratitude which flows from our hearts for four worth- while years; for the privilege to be called an Elms graduate — gratitude not easily expressed but shared by every one of us. To our Vice-president, Monsignor George A. Shea, to our Reverend Fathers and to our Lay Faculty w ; e impart our appreciation and sincere thanks for their selfless efforts and continued interest in our behalf. To the Sisters of St. Joseph w ' e leave some of that love which they have instilled in us for the good and beautiful, for Mary, for the things Mary loves. To the Juniors we leave our treasured Caps and Gowns and the dignity that accom- panies them, with prayers for a significant Senior year. To the Sophomores, our little sisters, we impart an abundance of sisterly advice that may assist them to realize their dreams. To the Freshmen we leave a cargo of inval- uable treasures which they, our beloved pirates, will certainly be successful in discovering. Mi irgo Hanley bequeaths her sincerity and conscientiousness to the next Student Govern- ment president that she may be equipped to hll her shoes”. I he quiet beauty of Lil Finn is left as a model for any and all ' first ladies” of the class. Eleanor McFadden’s loyalty and depend- ability are bestowed on each and every vice- president that she may be as vital a part of her class as Eleanor was of ours. To all future secretaries Maureen Mc- Carthy leaves her special shorthand used for checking and chalking at official class gather- mgs. Peg Harris wills the beaten path to the Chicopee National Bank to all bank-book- holders for wise and thrifty use. There are many other individual bequests - but they are too numerous to include within the few pages of this book. It will suffice that we read them on class day. And now having distributed these few possessions and memories, we place the sealing w ax here. J. Joan Koonz, Class Attorney 153 ca, C(ss u name L Lssocmtion Dear Seniors: In the name of all the members of the Alumnae Association, which you are about to join, may 1 offer best wishes and congratulations to you on your graduation! What a rare privilege is yours — that of being graduated from this college, which bears Our Lady’s name during this year especially dedicated to her! May she smile upon you and bless you in all your future undertakings. As you join our group which has banded together — in gratitude — • " to further the well-being of the institution presently known as the College of Our Lady of the Llms, and of its graduates , we would welcome you and urge you, from the day of your graduation, to be active, loyal members, wherever you may go to live, whatever work you may choose to undertake, in whatever state in life. Lor, you see, we try to accomplish our purpose " by keeping to Catholic principles, as em- bodied in the life and purpose of the Col- lege, and by mutual example and united ( atholic Action. " What is it like to be an active alumna of the I lms? It is to partake regularly in the activities of the organization, particu- larly in promoting knowledge of and interest in this college. It is, further, to actively encourage young people to attend the Llms. It is to be, by your life and work, a living example of happy success, not in the mundane manner, but w ith regard for the future, a future spent in eternal adora- tion with our Blessed Mother at the throne of her Divine Son. It is to be one of the devoted children of Our Lady of the Elms. Most sincerely, L’lora V. Millette, President Pres dent flora V. Millette ! ice-P res dent Helen O ' Neill 7 rea surer Marguerite Walsh Record ne. Secret nr j Dorothy O’Brien ( o rres po i d ing Sec ret nr] Anna Mae Martin I 54 Chapter Presidents Berkshire County Marianne Street Boston Anne Jones Hoi yoke Mary Viamari Newport, R. 1. Margaret Sullivan Northampton Mary Crane Springfield Jean Shea Worcester County Margaret Bowen (Parents Open your kindly hands, Mother JJnsnr passed ; hold in your strong and holy fingers the frailty of our gratitude and mold it to a proper beauty for our parents who, in these four years, entrusted us — as God, His only Sou — to your learnt sheltering. And since you have a way with children, ( and since God is, ineffably, your Child ), persuade Him to caress with tenderness of Infinite l ire the souls of our mothers, our fathers, who stand in the shadow of your Light . cr now tec Miry, we knock at your heart . the Hour e o f Co! cl ; H e beg of your largesse the fire-bright coins of grace with which to recompense the charity of these, our patrons. Pray that they prosper under God in all their works, and store against the storm the merchandise of heaven in their souls. 156 Full Page Ads have been generously contributed by Hon. Walter J. 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SPREAD SMILES CLUE CHICOPEE SAVINGS BANK Our 1 00th year of SAVINGS, SECURITY and SERVICE Thrift Savings Accounts Christmas Club Tax Club 161 Compliments of SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL LABOR UNION 162 BLUE BELLE SNACK BAR COMPLIMENTS OF HOME OF DELICIOUS HAMBURGS Chicopee 54 Springfield St. Phone 1913 Chicopee, Mass. Merchants’ Association JOHN CLO’S MARKET Compliments of GENERAL CLEANERS DYERS 888 MAIN STREET INC. 361 South Street WEST SPRINGFIELD 928 Hampden Street MASSACHUSETTS HOLYOKE Tel. 5688 163 B LONDIN’S Compliments of TELEVISION AND APPLIANCES Blake’s Restaurant GEORGE B. BLONDIN, Proprietor 113 Hamilton Street WORCESTER 4, MASSACHUSETTS Dial 5-4557 - 7-4261 L. W. CALLAHAN CHARLIE’S ESSO SERVICE Painting Contractor ATLAS BATTERIES AND TIRES 48 West-ford Circle Springfield, Mass. Tel. 3-9685 Corner Grafton and Penn. Avenue Telephone 3-3062 WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS CHICO CLUB Beverages Chimes Restaurant GOLDEN AND PALE DRY GINGER ALE 16 PYNCHON STREET CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY CHICOPEE : MASS. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Telephone 605 COMPLIMENTS OF COMPLIMENTS OF COO k ’ S LUNCI I E( ) N K I TE DOOR BELL CARD 164 SHOP 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 165 ” The House of Quality” Curtains Blankets Hand Ironing a Specialty DIAL 6-3616 hrranlHUffM and CUSTOM W M CLEANERS 333 BELMONT AYE. We Own and Operate Our Own Plants Moth Proofing Weather Proofing Fur Cleaning and Storage SINCE 1907 Compliments J. F. KAHL CO., INC Kuvanaugh Furniture Co. Registered J ewelers 443 State St. Quality Since 1879 Springfield, Mass. 250 North Street Pittsfield Compliments of C 0 M P I. I M F. NTS O F HAFEY H A N N 1 G A N FUNERAL SERVICE FUNERAL HOME Serving Springfield and Vicinity 656 STATE STREET 495 BELMONT AVENUE SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 166 Compliments of CASCELLA SPRINGS BOTTLING CO. THREE RIVERS, MASSACHUSETTS Compliments of JOSEPH W. CONDRON 167 CURRAN - JONES, INC. Funeral Home 109 Main St. West Springfield Telephone 6-7742 Compliments of RUTH B. EKBERG Teacher of Singing 12 Harrison Ave. Springfield, Mass. 168 Compliments of L. PAUL COURCHESNE FUNERAL HOME COLLINS 82 Plantation Street PLUMBING SUPPLY CO. WORCESTER, MASS. 130 Race Street Lucille and Paul HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS Licensed Funeral Directors and Embalmers 24 Hour Service Courteous Drivers Dusty’s TAXI Service SPRINGFIELD PACKARD CAB SERVICE 6-7737 and 2-6100 All 7 [ew Packard Clipper Cabs At Tour Service 137 BRIDGE ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 169 FAIRBANKS AUTO SCHOOL Established 1909 Oldest School in Compliments of New England 20 Dwight Street Springfield Tel. 3-0458 GUIMONDS DRUG STORE FIELD S HARDWARE Moore ' s Paints HILL ' S PHARMACY Glass, Tools, Seeds Housewares, Hardware 250 Exchange Street 256 EXCHANGE ST„ CHICOPEE, MASS. Chicopee Massachusetts MLLE. GAUTHIER Telephone 3-1413 Rosier) Milliner) HYLAND S DRUG mill Ladies It ear STORE 20 Center Street Thos. J. Hyland, Reg. Phar. CHICOPEE 500 Armory St., Cor. Carew Springfield, IVTcTSS. MASSACHUSETTS Reliable Prescription Service COMPLIMENTS OF Irma’s Flower Shop GR1SE FUNERAL E LOWERS LOR ALL OCCASIONS 746 Main Street HOME WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 170 Tel. 4-5712 HASTINGS IANDOLI’S SUPER MARKET Authorized Remington Portable Dealer 345 Grafton Street Easy Payments WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS MARKET SQUARE, CHICOPEE INTERSTATE BUSSES Corp. Deluxe Service to Providence Keith and Horgan Pharmacy Pittsfield- Albany and Points West THREE RIVERS, MASS. CHARTER OUR BUSSES Anywhere — Anytime — Any Size Office Telephone 9-2551 Terminal 137 Bridge St. Springfield Tel. 9-3826 171 JOHN A. FITZGERALD ELECTRICAL CO. OVER 30 YEARS OF EXCELLENT SERVICE SPFLD 4-6381 MTV 4H IIOI1 OKI • HEAT • LIGHT ® POWER 172 DIAL 9841 COMPLIMENTS OF The MAPLES W. C. KOSIOREK. 268 MAPLE STREET FLORIST HOLYOKE, MASS. 500 FRONT STREET CHICOPEE : MASS. Edward J. Fontaine, Prop. Best Wishes . . . George O. McGIynn, Opt. D. John J. O’Neil, Opt. D. LASHER ' S Inc. McGIynn O ' Neil 131 Main Street Tel. 2666 Optometrists Bookstore Building, Phone 2-9514 Chicopee Falls, Mass. 1383 MAIN STREET Springfield, Mass. Established 1910 MR. HARRY LEE National Library Bindery Three Times Winner of the Interna t i onal G rand WEST SPRINGFIELD First Prize for Hair Cutting, Shaping, Styling, and MASSACHUSETTS Bibles and Prayerbooks Perm anent Warm g Beautifully Bound “Across From Steigers” 1490 Main Street 2-7215 Tel. 3-7145 Special rates for EiLMS Students LISIEUX SHOP E. j. O’NEIL INSURANCE AGENCY Real Estate and Insurance 160 North Street 22 Broadway CHICOPEE FALLS PITTSFIELD 173 DIAMONDS WATCHES MORRIS FUR STORAGE SILVERWARE GIFTS GERALD. F. MORAN Jewelers and Opticians 38 Vernon St. Springfield 3-4185 Divided Payments at no Extra Charge 584 State Street SPRINGFIELD. MASS. BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1954 DAVITT M. ROONEY ASSOCIATES Advertising Public Relations Bank Building PALMER, MASS. 174 NEW ENGLAND CHURCH SUPPLY RELIGIOUS ARTICLES PRAYERBOOKS SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS Park Edge Secretarial School RICE AND KELLY INC. Intensive Secretarial Course for College Women Furniture Store 285 North Street 187 Sumner Ave Phone 6-8931 SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Pittsfield, Massachusetts Pomeroy Coal and EDWARD F. O’DONNELL Oil Company “Where Beauty Softens Sorrow ” Emerald Street 494 Chestnut St. Springfield, Mass. Dial 2-1816 Chicopee : Massachusetts 175 0 1 PI HUM S Ol i IO II A 1ST GRAVURE CORPORATION HOLYOKE, MASS AC1IL SETTS 176 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 Liggett Rexall Super Drug Store PALMER GARAGE, INC. BUICK 41 North Street Pittsfield, Massachusetts Palmer, Massachusetts 177 ROBERT ROLLINS BLAZERS Specializing in Blazers Honored to Serve COLL EGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS 832 Broad wa Gramercv 7-1802 NEW YORK, N. Y. T. P. SAMPSON CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Thomas W. P. Sampson, President Neylon J. Sampson, Director 730 State Street 500 Belmont Avenue 710 Liberty Street 178 ROVELLFS Telephone 8-1277 BOSTON ROAD SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Rocky’s Hardware 991 Main Street For College Pointers in Skirts, Sweaters, Dresses VISIT Saltma+vl 9+ic. Springfield, Mass. 252 Maple St. Opp. Roger Smith Holyoke, Mass. Compliments of J. (;. ROY LUMBER COMPANY Kathleen Smith Music Shop MODERN APPLIANCE STORE Complete Service for Music Patrons and Modern Home Makers Baldwin Pianos Magnavox Television — Radio Phonographs Records — Sheet Music GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES Expert Service 267-269 Maple St. Holyoke Mass. Dial 2-2893 179 NOTE • 0U7 0F T0WN pflIR0NS CAU - ‘EWTEPPPISE 6004 ' (NO CHARGE FOR WTERPRISE CALLS) Holyoke ' s most modern dry cleaning AND AIR CONDITIONED FUR STORAGE PLANT SCHERMERHORN T. F. SHEEHAN FISH CO., INC. FLORIST 13 Stockbridge Street Springfield, Mass. 136 State Street Springfield, Mass. SPRINGFIELD BUICK CO. Soli if s Market, Inc. 630 Main Street 110 West Street Springfield, Massachusetts CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS E. M. WOODBURY SON CALLAHAN ' S Better Furniture for every room in your home 92 “) Worthington Street Also Appliances SPRINGFIELD 11 ST. JAMES AVENUE SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of ALFRED E. DUNLOP Florist RUSSET Flowers and Gifts POTATO CHIP CO. CHICOPEE, MASS. Fairview, Mass. 181 (pufiihaitA Alj MERCER STUDIO 9 Elm Street Worcester, Massachusetts 182 «


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