Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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r 11 I ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIV] 291 SPRINGFIELD ST. i 01013-28 CHICOPEE, MA Senior Class College of 0 r Lady of the Elms, Chico pee, Ahissdchusetts, Class Day, Siueteen h n dred fifty-pve Staff— Editor-iu-ch ef: Eia c ue Al. Gr oum; Editor-ex-officio: Catherine E. AlcCarthy; Busiuess ALwager: Eileen E. Kelley; Art Editor: Doris A. Neal; Associate Editors; Cecil e T . Braidt, AXargnerite A. Deitner, facqueliue R. Herbert, Aiargaret A. Stdlivau. Foreword Gei tle hands, gentle and strong, deftly arrange the threads of life and drannstance, and s ttin( at the loom He takes the thread to iveave it, ii ' ith infinite care forming in fact a preconceived idea. Each turn of plament a crisis; never ending pattern and never repeated. Beneath the brilliant colors lies another i malice with different form, molded apparently by chance, yet created by the same knoivin;’ Hands so that the whole is composed and forms a congruous design from beginning to Contents Dedication 7 Faculty 8 Sisters 27 Seniors 28 Classes 92 Juniors 94 Sophomores 98 Freshmen 102 Organizations 106 Activities 126 Commencement 14 2 Campus Administration Building 146 Chapel and Grotto 152 Dormitories 156 Alumnae 160 Patrons 161 Advertisements 162 Directories Seniors 91 Juniors 97 Sophomores 101 Freshmen 105 I (« Beneath this standard we thread the fields of trial directed by your pastoral staff, and by the waters of your guidance we have beefi refreshed. Therefore, accept, we ask, this prst attempt at a woven craft, for you have helped form the hands that offer this dedication. Yet teach us more, and let us, too, bear Christ from here to eternity as our mantle of life. Threads of Love 1 Threads of Direction Muster craftsmen ii’orkhig slowly, surely acconi pushing the toil ' s fruitiou. A work of many years; the years connect in hands of four, interwound and forming a line; an aggregate of many lives achieve the pnal purpose, a reflection of the Lord ' s ( lory in the mirroring surface of outstretched hands, extended for prayer, for guidance, for the direction of the so ids they lead a little higher. Faculty Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, D.D. President Right Reverend George A. Shea, D.D., Ph.D. Mce-President Sister Rose William, B.A., M.A. Deiui Reverend Thomas B. Pierce, B.A., J.C.B., S.T.D. Relict Ofi, Chaplain Reverend Joseph A. Burke, B.A., S.T.B., S.T.L. Relict 0)1 Reverend Robert H. Stafford, B.A., S.T.D. Philosophy Reverend Roger Viau, S.T.L. , J.C.D. Philosophy Reverend Thomas F. Devine, S.T.L., Ph.D. Education Reverend Vincent O ' Connor, M.S.S.W. Sociology Sister Helen Joseph, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. English Sister Mary Cornelius, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Erench, Spanish Sister Teresa Marie, B.A., M.A. Mathematics Sister Mary Antonella, B.A., M.A. History Sister Lawrence Marie, B. Mus. i l sic Sister Helen Clare, B.A., M.A. Erench. Spanish Sister Mary Chrysostom, B.A., M.A. Ed uation Sister James Mary, B.A. Gennan, ] onmalism Sister Mary Eugene, B.A., M.A. English, Latin, History Sister Margaret James, B.S. Bioloi y Sister Anna Cecilia, B.A., M.A. Latin, Mathematics Sister John Martha, B.A., M.A. Sociology Sister Marla Maurice, B.S. Chonistry, Physics Sister Rose Dolores, B.A. Art, English, Spanish Sister Mary Oswald, B. A., M.A. Education Sister Florence Joseph, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian, Child Literature Charles R. Gadaire, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Biology Robert I. O ' Herron, B.S., M.A. Chemistry Mrs. Guerdline K. Curran, B.S. in Phys. Ed. Physical Education 10 Religion Ten years of life have been devoted +o the promotion and perfection of religion on this campus by Father Pierce. Of all the practical courses taught, undoubtedly Father ' s " Marriage Guidance " Is the most popular. Not only Is the material well- covered within the classroom, but Its matter frequently provokes stimulating discussions. Enthusiastically, projects are pursued, es- pecially the making of one loaf of bread. Although the results truly vary In degree of perfection, the purpose Is always achieved. Interest Is awakened In this phase of married life. Father expounds his energies not only In the classroom, but In the smoker as well. With rare Insight Into the nature of things (Elmites Included) our chaplain congenially Rev. Thomas B. Pierce philosophizes over the card table, chess board, and ping pong table. Appreciative of all college activities. Father readily In- creases the support of each student to all activities and fosters a more lasting bond of loyalty to the Elms. Father Pierce ' s every deed reflects the motivating factor of his existence Truth. " For it is the Truth that makes men free. " 12 In understanding the trials of student life and strife, Father Burke becomes the pleasant and devoted advisor of all Elmites. Not only does he capture the spirit of teach- ing and learning, but he Imparts both with ease, to make them a part of everyday liv- ing. He Is Interested In us spiritually; he Is interested In us academically. No more sincere devotee of Christ will ever be found so enthusiastically alive with smiles. It Is through such sincere Inter- est in the Interests of Elmites that students and priest faculty are united. Such unity Is oft displayed on occasions such as Cap and Gown Sunday when priests join students In Rev. Joseph A. Burke rejoicing over triumphs and accom- plishments so Important to a college career. Philosophy A correct philosophy Is a requisite to a proper way of life. Catholic philosophy Is not a purely speculative science. It Is sonnething for every Catholic to know; It Is something for every Catholic to live. Philosophy asks about the nature of man, his proper role In the world and the ways In which he can fulfill his nature. Through logic, metaphysics and ethics, the Catholic Col- lege student arrives at the answers to these questions. That we Elmites may be proficient In the field of philosophy, we are exposed for three years to Thomistic philosophy under the guidance of Fathers Stafford and Vlau — both strict adherers to Saint Thomas. Father Stafford, with keen mind and boyish manner. Is able to testify to the fact that the feminine mind Is capable of absorb- ing philosophy. An Informal atmosphere Is Rev. Robert H. Stafford Rev. Roger L. Viau an essential part of the class, and everyone feels as though philosophy has an Important place In her life. Father Stafford makes his class realize that Metaphysics Is not just the name of a course, but a vital guide to living the Catholic Faith. Father Vlau, who has been with us only a year, has already captured our hearts completely. The " old man " , as he calls him- self, has given us main points of ethics In a series of classes as Informal as an Interesting conversation, yet as exacting as the syl- logisms he Introduces. Father Includes the various parts of the human act, and person- alizes ethics with his enjoyable stories and complete attention to any matter brought up In class. His spontaneous wit and easy humor have made him and moral philosophy, a part of the curriculum, the faculty and minds of the students. Education Easily adapting hinnself to new sur- roundings, Father Thonnas Devine smiled his way into the lives of the Elms Education students. Memories of statistical tables will long be recalled, together with the " discus- sion " periods on Monday mornings! Des- pite the initial handicaps of teaching in a women ' s college. Father has, through his sympathetic understanding and patience, made himself overwhelmingly welcomed as a new faculty member. As a supplement to the Tests and Measurements course, Father asked juniors and seniors to aid him in readying tables showing the results of Diocesan Confrater- nity tests for distribution to teachers in each parish. Using this information in compiling the tables. Tests and Measurements became a vivid reality instead of being a text alone. Elmites are truly indebted to the tire- lessness and devoted efforts of Sister Mary Chrysostom in molding and shaping the " future teachers of the world. " Sister has Rev. Thomas F. Devine succeeded yearly in Implanting in the stu- dents of her Education course a thorough understanding of the basic and fundamental characteristics of a truly Christian teacher. Sociology Potential workers in the field of So- ciology found the experiences of Father Vincent O ' Connor both interesting and help- ful in this year ' s course. Father O ' Connor, one of the new members of the faculty, specializes In Social Work, Including such phases as casework, group work, and com- munity organization, all necessary and praiseworthy parts of modern society. Sociology courses taught by Sister John Martha Include Introductory Sociol- ogy, which studies man as a social being: Catholic Social Principles, which treats his problems under the light of papal doctrines, and Labor Problems, which concentrates on worker-employer relations. Unfolding before us a panoramic picture of what is happen- ing from day to day in the contemporary social world, the course In Current Social Problems at the same time makes an un- relenting exposure of whatever evils call for remedy in the name of common good. In conjunction with the Sociology de- partment, the Sociology Club on campus Rev. Vincent M. O ' Connor sponsors guest speakers from varied phases of the field of social work. Pictured here Is Father De Pauw, missionary from the Congo, who gave to his audience an Interesting picture of the alleged Dark Continent. Biology As spirited as a comet, and with as spirited a personality, Dr. Gadaire adroitly directs the Biology Department. Conversa- tionally, he turns easily from Freshman Gen- eral Science, (not to mention Senior Bacter- iology and Physiology, nor Junior Embry- ology and Histology) to any affair of the day. It is plain to see that he fosters a high regard for participation in world affairs as v ell as college activities. His relaxed manner and pert occasional diversions in the midst of difficult lectures lighten even the heaviest courses. Charles R. Gadaire, Ph.D. Just as interesting is the Sophomore Anatomy course taught by Sister Margaret James whose feline subjects become famous on campus in mid-December in spite of their rigor mortis. It was with Sister ' s as- sistance that Biology majors learned about the development of the embryo as they patiently awaited the arrival of three baby chicks, born in the incubator of the micro- biology lab. Their zealous propounding of new theories and the constant reminder that the scientist must be insatiably curious and open to discussion at all times have been strongly instilled in each Biology student at the Elms, and shall not be forgotten. Chemistry Possessing the efficiency of Frank B. Gilbreth, Mr. O ' Herron, as head of the chemistry department, exhibits a mastery of Inorganic, Qualitative, Quantitative, Or- ganic and Physical Chemistries. Recently, a new Information bureau for graduate study and assistantships was set up by Mr. O ' Herron In order to aid In channelling future-minded seniors Into their particular fields of Interest. Whether in the lecture hall, or presiding over a lab, the genuine composure and quiet manner of our chemistry professor hardly conceals his keen enthusiasm for sports, study and family life. Robert I. O ' Herron A shining, well-supplied stock room complete with the most modern equipment, an active Interest In freshman natural science and physics, and proficiency behind the movie projector, all can be accredited to the efforts of Sister Maria Maurice. English " Capable " and " efficient " are two characteristics very fittingly applied to Sister Helen Joseph. Sister not only Is our very busy Registrar, but she also is profes- sor of English. ' Students of this department are ex- pertly guided through courses In Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, World Literature, and American Literature. Sister alms to develop In her students not just a knowledge and understanding of great works past and present, but also a deep appreciation for these masterpieces whose beauty time will neither erase nor mar. Freshmen are introduced to college English by Sister Mary Eugene, and find. through the crisp, logical quality of her guidance, that even the formidable term paper loses somewhat of Its terrifying as- pect, and that (top secret!) the process of thinking can be painless! Sophomores find themselves on a voy- age with Sister Rose Dolores, traveling through the centuries from Beowulf fo the War Poets to discover, after all, the mag- nificent harmony that filters through human experience down the ages. Freshmen found added enthusiasm in the production of " Everyman, " a part of their English course. In the Interclass com- petitions. A trophy for their efforts would certainly be Incentive for future presen- tations. History One of the required subjects for every freshman at O.L.E. is history. Under the direction of Sister Mary Eugene, the general survey of European history provides a stim- ulating and solid background for each student. As an aid in the formation of logical opinions relating to current day problems, the seminar course offered by Sister Mary Antoneila proves Invaluable for those major- ing In history. The field Is extensively cov- ered. The major courses, which Include In- tensive research on Latin American and Greek and American History, are well adapted by Sister to the needs of the stu- dent. Controversial issues demand acumen and objectivity, and through Sister ' s dili- gent guidance In probing not only the his- torical facts, but the underlying currents beneath their surface, one develops a deep appreciation of the past and a flexible comprehension of the present. Minor courses include such phases of study as a general survey of English History, the backgrounds of democracy, and the more current Interpretations concerning World War I and World War II. Even with another major. Interest and apprecia- tion run high In this subject as a minor for many Elmites. All students of history were deeply grateful for the timely lecture on Com- munism and its Infiltrating methods. Its in- sidious attacks on our society and the serv- ice of Catholics in the ranks of militant Christianity, given by Dr. Bella Dodd as part of the year ' s lecture series. Modern Languages If you happen to be greeted some day on campus by a sprightly, smiling Sister say- ing, " Buenos dias, senorita, " you can be sure that she is Sister Mary Cornelius. One can never imagine how pleasantly Spanish can be mastered under Sister ' s expert and witty instruction! Whether you are strug- gling with Spanish verbs, the history of South America, or Cervantes ' " Don Qui- xote " , effort becomes engaging under her golden formula for teaching. " Never be satisfied with mediocrity; always strive for perfection. " By her excel- lent example and guidance. Sister Helen Clare Instills In her students a thirst for perfection. Study of the works of the Gold- en Age of French proffers stimulating challenge to those who would master the tongue of Corneille and Racine. German, a pre-requisite for all science students. Is Introduced to our future Mes- dames Curies by Sister James Mary, whose direct and dynamic approach keeps them enthusistically alert. As a guest of the Corte Castellana, Father Champoux showed movies to the group and spoke on his recent trip to Spain. Following his lecture the Spanish club offi- cers thrilled to the opportunity of an In- formal chat with Father. Left to Right, M. Sullivan, Fr. Champoux, Fr. Pierce, M. Millea. Mathematics As professor of Mathematics, Sister Teresa Marie introduces majors and minors to numerous complicated formulas and theories which would on first glance lead most college juniors and seniors to naught but dismay. Under Sister ' s guidance, however, stu- dents are able to master the derivation of formulas as well as the application of their laws to the most difficult situations. Offered in the Mathematics division of the curriculum are Analytic Geometry, Descriptive Geometry, Theory of Equations, Advanced Calculus, Vector Analysis, Math- ematics of Business and Finance, Statistics, and Applied Mechanics. Freshman mathematics, a course which brings the student to a realization of the value of a solid background of advanced algebra and trigonometry, is taught by Sister Anna Cecelia. Those who wish to major or minor in math, and those who de- sire a more thorough background for future use, are instructed in Calculus in Sophomore year by Sister. With the completion of these require- ments, the Elms graduate goes forth ready to take on the responsibilities of an engi- Ineer ' s assistant, placing herself in industry, or, if In the teaching field, answer the many questions of the young math student. 22 Physical Education As an aid in the furthering of the " sound mind and a sound body " ideal, the freshman course In physical education proves most beneficial. Strength and endurance are Increased, and posture and alertness Improved by vigorous and rhythmic calis- thenics, and folk and tap dancing are Intro- duced to foster precision and grace. Under the enthusiastic Instruction of Mrs. Guerd- llne Curran, students become proficient in the rudiments of archery, tennis, softball, basketball, volley ball, and badminton. Their mastery of these various skills is competently exhibited by the " girls in green " during their demonstration of " Freshmen in Action " , which, like the at- tractive May Pole Dance, is becoming an Increasingly popular feature of the year ' s activities. Students planning their work for play- grounds, summer camps, or elementary edu- Guerdline K. Curran cation find a source of helpful advice and warm encouragement from Mrs. Curran, whose Interest in all maintains an " A " rating. 23 Journalism Freshman students at the Elms eagerly anticipate their next three years when they view the interesting courses to come. One in particular, Journalism, connotes a feeling of rush and expediency, a mental picture of pressrooms, reporters and the like. Under the guidance of Sister James Mary, the Elmite is given a much more substantial and down-to-earth view; a clear and definite in- sight Into the lives of the " literary giants " of our day and their works and achieve- ments, with equal emphasis on original work grounded on thorough understanding of the mechanics of good Journalism. Jolly Indeed are the junior journalists of the Elmscript staff as they realize the first of eight monthly goals — meeting a dead- line and getting an issue out on time! Just as proud and happy is the Tourmaline staff as each of their issues rolls off the press. No matter what the publication, the problems are the same as discovered by the Business Manager of Elmata in discuss- ing current difficulties with Editors of Elm- script and Tourmaline. 24 A department which in recent years has risen to a new level in stu- dent popularity is that of art. Due to the untiring efforts of its head, Sister Rose Dolores, students are now becoming aware of the unlimited possibilities of art in the varied fields of Education, and undiscovered or latent talent has been brought to light now and then in these formal " informal " classes. The Department may not produce a Michelangelo or a Raphael, but it hopes to foster a high measure of quality and good taste. Music As a part of the course of study for freshmen, a survey of the most important composers as well as a solid background in the basic rules governing the musical world enable future teachers and mothers to give to others the same appreciation of music that they have received here. Under the guidance of Sister Lawrence Marie, the Glee Club and the A Cappella choir are able to add the proper spark of enthusiasm and movement of charm to make their renditions both correct and stirring. Whether found chanting at an early Mass, caroling at Christmas time, gathering for an unrehearsed song fest, or rehearsing in the lounge of O ' Leary, a spirit of joy In participation is noted in smiles. 26 Sisters Four years ago, sixty girls were placed under the guidance and protection of a group of outstanding women, to be molded and shaped, physically and morally, into the future leaders of tomorrow. Little did they realize with what tireless devotion the Sisters of Saint Joseph would work to bring about to the best of their ability the latent qualities so necessary in women today. Placing our interest and future in first place, these Mary-like women gave daily of their time, efforts and zeal. Ever striving for perfection, these self- effacing guardians of truth, through the ex- ample of their own unselfish lives sought the welfare of every one of their charges. Words of gratitude swell within our hearts as well as an ever-growing respect for every undertaking accomplished in our behalf. Yet words are such insignificant things and so we can only, in lasting trib- ute and thankfulness for a job well-done, offer to God Almighty our lives and works as a living testimony of gratitude to the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Woven Patterns Degrees of (Ujjere)ice we have I ear fled, and of fierject ' ion striven for. Vi hen patietit handling is combined ivith expert knoivled e, the product of endeavor must he superior to the chance occurence. In receiving, we have now something to n e, to add to mankind in this, onr decree of wisdom. (lass Officers 1954-1955 President Catherine T. McCarthy l ice-President Evelyn J. Joe Secretary Anmarie M. Kennedy T reasiirer Doris A. Neal Catherine T. McCarthy Doris A. Neal 1953-1954 1952-1953 1951-1952 President Marguerite A. Deitner Vice-Preside fit Joyce A. Doyle Secretary Barbara F. McBride Treasurer Marilyn L. Abare President Catherine T. McCarthy Vice-President Patricia J. Boyle Secretary Marilyn R. Erickson T reasiirer Claire J. St. Onge President Nancy M. Haran Vice-President Theresa T. Goonan Secretary Patricia F. McDonnell T reasiirer Patricia A. Hanifin i m (irilun JLois ca )a re WINCHENDON Sincerity is a tradenuirk which she carries with her as ambassador from W iuchendon to all points east and west, and north and south ( amazing how a Bnick ets around! ) and labels it distinctive by her wholesome and most easy-i oinii humor. Sodality (Advisory Board 3): NFCCS; Class Treasurer 3; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Cercle Francals I, 2: Glee Club 4; Worcester Undergraduate Club 1 , 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 3, 4 31 fjoau 111 arie BASS RIVER W hiws ' icahty ami iVisarm ' imi jriemlliuess are tieo delightful facets of the joy that foauie ' s life exem fdifies, and though all things in mi)jiature u ' Oidd seem most suited to her " littleness” , they ii ' oidd he overn hehned hy her magnitude of sold. Sodality (Advisory Board 4); NFCCS; IRC 4 32 ffocin C(nn Q ereswill BRONXVILLE, NEW YORK Beyond the printed page and hum of classroom voices, she feels the call of stirrup, saddle and cantering hoofs doivn wooded lanes, or hears the sea- wind cry across the dunes where glinting gnlls bend to the hreakini snrf in lonely peacefulness. Sodality; NECCS; Athletic Association I, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4; Cercle Francais Elmscript 3; Verdeoro I, 2, 4 33 WORCESTER lliij) )] ' s 111 he iis she fills her life with fr eiulsh fs, (ti il hiiffy are the friei uls irho heueft by her love: for even more than ivords ( u ' h eh, jortunately. are not few) the neat, (jnhk touches of her ca fahilities assnre ns of her genuine regard. Sodality; NECCS; Athletic Association i, 3, 4; Elmscrlpt 2, 3; Glee Club 4 Verdeoro 4; Worcester Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 34 at ricia a ne . 9 SPRINGFIELD I it jjroves iiu i)itr}i ni}n cowh ' niat ' ion: serenity of nnunier pins vivacity of spirit; and, balancing both by a nice dexterity, she acts with an nnrnjjled ease in the warmth of convictions that lift her petiteness to scale more certain heights. Sodality; NFCCS (Junior Delegate 3), (Senior Delegate 4); Class Vice- President 2; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Student Council 2 (T), 3, 4 35 CHICOPEE FALLS ComecVieuui ' cut jro f (t miicjne fyiitter} cowjylete iv ' ith a hegii ' iUng accent and a !)ro [yensity jor the " yncyt juste " . she is as French as her Parisian tayn; hut u ' ith all her lehhnsicality she cleverly cyyyyihines inteyisity of soul, evaluating things in the light of her eternity. Sodality; NFCCS; International Relations Club 3, 4 (P); Springfield Under- graduate Club 3, 4 36 C aro lcC( 111} Q rissette GREENFIELD A flare is hers for the dramatic gesture; sparks of a miique imacpwaiio}! fly bright to a}iimate her repartee a) d touch with sodden brilliance a S)iatch of poetry or sotig, all the while showing in myriad little lights, a personality formed in happiness. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2; Blessed Martin De Forres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 2, 3; Tourmaline 2, 3; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4 37 PITTSFIELD lit’ cry mo me tit utihuniedly rcce i es her serious, special care and then departs, the better for the contact; while leith a mathematical eye ( note skill at set-shots and at cards! ) she regards the ordered building of her future. Sodality: NFCCS; American Chemical Society 2; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Science Club I, 2; Verdeoro 4 38 C(l,ce JL orminc Qinxton SPRINGFIELD An obliging ihunjjeiir u ' ith chiiract eristic wave and grin her generosity extends beyond her beloved j a mil y and friends to cherish the stranger; and surely her logical mind will never cjiiite hide the frolicsome spirit that makes her so dear. Sodality: NFCCS; Athletic Association I; Ccrcle Francals I, 2 (T), 3, 4; Elmscript 3; International Relations Club 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoro 4 lllaiyaivl ffoijcc C arhj DALTON Perceptively she probes life ' s problems, restless hi the set rcb of certiihities; hut ivitb ext er mil evenness of m tinner she invests her points of priictictiUty with the engaging mot el y of (1 sloiv, dry humor which, for her, wins people tind influences friends. Sodality: NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4: Blessed Martin De Forres Sociology Club 3, 4; Verdeoro 4 40 C larc Sliza l)cl li 0 )nnor PITTSFIELD Did you ever notice on a tnnty morning when the dir is chill and s nidi I spring hr ditches gledin n et dgdinst grdy sky how, suddenly, one jdunty ddjjodil could nidke so gredt d difference. Sodality: NFCCS; Athletic Association I ; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 3, 4; Elmscript 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Verdeoro 1 , 2, 4 41 rfiol cria ]Jel a r()iicjliwc4l DALTON Subtle is the artistry that underlies her ieritte)i word, that sparkles in a smile, a gesture, or channels into her conversation a captivating current of wit and wisdom, and polishes the facets of a pleasing personality. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I; Elmscript 2, 3; Tourmaline 2, (Co-Editor); Verdeoro I 42 i lllanj a mi C min incjluim HOLYOKE W ith a i(ni ni her heart that bright em the warmth already there, she profjers to all a hand ready for service, a home open iti welcome, and a mind attuned to the ood and the true. Sodality; NFCCS; A Cappella 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association I, 2; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 3, 4; Cercle Francais 3, 4; Elmscript 3; Holyoke-Northampton Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 4 43 1 1 la rcjiicrite a line CDeili ler SPRINGFIELD luj ud to co}iversat ' iou ( espec’udly over it eofjee cnj) ) lit any hour of day . . . or n ( ht, she s faces her speech by a qnanit turn of phrase or laughs at herself iv ' tth ready grace; for hers is an enviable blend of breezy modernity and unquenchable, old-fashioned goodness. Sodality; NFCCS; Class President 3; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association 2; Elmata Associate Editor; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club 2, 4; Science Club I ; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Student Council I, 3; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4 44 SPRINGFIELD Geuerons ti lth her jewelry (tml her sense of fini she lends a glitter nnd a (flow to the most prosaic situations and dispels with merry eyes the nearest hint of cloud that may appear on our horizons. Sodality (Advisory Board 4); NFCCS; Class Vice-President 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; International Relations Club 2, 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3 45 lelen Ciiujela (fj, nine PELHAM, NEW YORK A roll ckiug romnl of (I ' llhert itml SnlVivu}i sl ooj, a smitch of Shakes pettre . . . beloved hard! . . . a (ftiizz ' ual eyehroiv piwctiiatiug hi motion the vivid review ( gratis, gestures and dialogue ) of the best yet movie or historical novel, the blondness of baby pon der and pungency of adult wit . . . well, that ' s Helen! Sodality; NFCCS; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3 Glee Club 4; International Relations Club 3 (VP), 4 (T); Verdeoro I, 2 46 SPRINGFIELD Reserved is the word for this logical lady whose intelligent interest and selfless spirit hum with the motionless beauty of a slender, undisturbed flame shedding on all who draw near her welcome of light. Sociality; NFCCS; Class Secretary 2; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4 47 nne m Cl! yaret crrero EAST LONGMEADOW Atnte hits a uuiy of t) itkftj(f you seem iiltettys the object of her sfteciitl interest , whether she encloses yon in the Wiinn shilling of her reiuly liiiighter, tries in earnestness to convince you of fioint or two, or lifts your weary heart with the lilting of her song. Sodality: NFCCS (OSP Chairman 3); A Cappella I, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Asso- ciation I, 3; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 2; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4 (Song Leader); Literary Club Chairman 4; Liturgy 2; Soph Show (Co-Producer): Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 2, 4 48 CHICOPEE FALLS There is a practicality iu holiness; it sees an ntiohstrncted leay, through a cletern inecl path of life, to an ultimate beyond the stars. And, since saints are never sad, Erie welcomes life with joyful h( spitality and eases it with the gaiety of her magic violin. Sodality: NFCCS; American Chemical Society I, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association I, 2: Monsignor Doyle Science Club I, 2, 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4 (P) 49 lllanj (Teresa C alli m NORTHAMPTON Do you think thnt it ' s hecn isc she ' s Irish thiit her eyes cidnee (Old her feet dance and her heart dances, took W ' e knote how well she scores in knitting, math and chocolate cakes. but oh, her pixie-tricks . . . they make ns wonder . . . Sodality: NFCCS: A Cappella 4; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Holyoke-Northampton Undergraduate Club 2, 3 (T), 4; Literary Club 2; Student Council 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 4 50 CHICOPEE FALLS No rose-hned lenses falsify the steady vision of Terry, tvho sees the world aright. " Give me your tired, your poor” might he her unvoiced invitation, knowing, as she does, that virtues are acquired only to he spent on others. May we say in getting and in spending she is prodigal! Sodality: Class Vice President I; NFCCS (Alternate Delegate I); Springfield Undergraduate Club 1,2,3, 4; Student Council I ; Verdeoro 3 51 BRONX, NEW YORK At os positive in her opinions ( despite the twinkle in her eye ), Frnneine will iirgiie with temwity for the pure joy of stiniiihiting thought (ind floodiiK minds . . . ns well ns rooms . . . with God ' s fresh air: and there, beneath her " peak-week " practical, provocative, pronouncements dreams this yoiin( poet with her subtle pen. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Elmata Editor; Elmscript 2, 3; Science Club I, 2; Soph Show (Co-producer); Tourmaline 2, 3 (Co-editor); Verdeoro I, 2 52 r atricia FORT PLAIN, NEW YORK A " rah, rah” girl with persuasive politics, Pat studies with decided verve the latest modes in government and gowns, and proffers to any listener available the fruits of her conclusions, so that we might say her campus life, just like herself, can only he termed vivacious. Sodality: NFCCS; Class Treasurer I; Athletic Association I, 2, 3; Blessed Martin DePorres Sociology Club 2 (S), 3, 4; Elmscript 3: Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Student Council I, 2 (S), 3, 4 (P); Verdeoro I 53 )U (irie Cicjnes ' J ianlon BROOKLYN, NEW YORK liyes ii ' ule for the j dlest view of life, Mdtie hikes ready for the exfhwdh g of ex f eriei ce. Though busily iiite it on ever f resent schedules and budgets she seems, somehow, more suited for the moon and stars and lovely melodies. Sodality; NFCOS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Pomes Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoro I, 2 54 ancij aric Jiaran WORCESTER Alert, alive, she sensitively reflects in lovely features the mohility of her moods. Never fearfnl of voicing an ofnnion, indignant at injustice and neglect, she vests her own strong capabilities with the cham pioning armor of the spirit to make hers a militant leadershi p. Sodality 3 (VP), 4 (P); NFCCS; Class President I; Athletic Association 3; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 3, 4; Cercle Francais I, 2, 3, 4; Debating Club I, 2; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Student Council 1 , 2, 4; Worcester Undergraduate Club I, 2, 3, 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma INDIAN ORCHARD Aboinu ' i)i hi l)nrl osefnl eiieri y, the " little lady hi white ' ' measures and calculates iv ' ith nice exactness and nonchalantly presides over vials and bottles and numberless tubes with a technician ' s ease and a woman ' s love of efficiency. Sodality; NFCCS; American Chemical Society I, 2, 3 (T), 4; Cercle Francals I, 2; Elmata Associate Editor; Glee Club 4; Science Club 1,2, 3; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Tourmaline 3 56 s a me C arro II rJloar SPRINGFIELD S ppos fifj l jctt her euet i y could he harnessed, a million ivater-u heels would turn in af)l)roval of her hnhhH)n enthusiasms that ri fyple with a sentime)ital froth and top, ref reshin ( ly, the sparkling stream of all her days. Sodality; NFCCS; Elmscript 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Springfield U ndergraduate Club 3, 4; Verdeoro 1 , 4 57 C(rlene Q ernacleiic (olnies LARCHMONT, NEW YORK Com j)iu ' t)iess ni her stature heUes the greatness of her heart , and it may he that her dancing feet u’onld distract yon from the practical plans of an organizing mind. Simplicity her keynote, she blends a befit for study ivith the blessings of a carefree sprite. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 3(T), 4 (P); Elmscript 3; Student Council 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 4 58 SPRINGFIELD Deli Celt el y chiseled (IS Ccirejidly Citrved ivory, Erie presents an impressive beauty tingled with pensiveness and a shy and refined reserve. Ingenuous she is, indeed, with the kindliness of her thought and word endearing her to all. Sodality (Advisory Board 3); NFCCS; Class Vice-President 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 59 Eileen c7 ' em CCS ! 7(e ley WORCESTER Determ ' nied joe of indecision, in every motion she nplnoves economy of effort, for work is hut an inescapable means; the end is never far. Forthright and loyal, her friendly warmth and pur posefid energy are candles fiamiiK’ in the dark. Sodality; NECCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Elmata (Business Manager); Elmscript 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro I; Worcester Undergraduate Club I, 2 (S), 3, 4 (P) 60 a nniarie 111(1 rcja ret fJ{ ennec L SPRINGFIELD A fnelty girl is like a melody, a d when the melody that is her so)ig proves also very pretty, why the)! there is a harmony that charms in its simplicity, and unassuming radiance which li( hts the world with joy. Sodality 2 (S), (Advisory Board I, 2): NFCCS; Class Secretary 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club I, 2, 3 (VP), 4 (P); Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3 (T), 4 61 in (iiireen C atherine f]i.eiiiiedij HOLYOKE Poised at dll times and in cdl j)ltu es, she Iredts the world with gentle gesture nnd soothes it with her sojtly-modnhited speech kfioieini her courtesy is show)! to God through all His lesser things. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 4; Cercle Francais I, 2; Debating Club 2 (S): Elmscript 3 (Co Editor); Holyoke-Nnrthampton Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4 62 DHONBURI, THAILAND 7 nn el ess , u isdo ni keefu its own counsel, s nil ng in mystery from her oriental eyes; and when she lenlks a silent beauty lingers in her beari ig, lissome as a lotus stem floating in utter grace through rn)il)id waters of some temple pool. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Pomes Sociology Club 2; Verdeoro 3, 4 63 ' J ' ielen m arij m acicleii PITTSFIELD W e unmot cjH te clecicle hole best to aucdyze her G ' uu ' omhi quality of eountenaiice. For when she s wiles her soft, slow swile, she seews at once to he concerned with dreams and yet, we know, has cool awareness of reality. Sodality; NFCCS; American Chemical Society 2; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club I, 2; Senior Ball Chairman; Verdeoro 4 64 Q arlxira Qaije 1 lie Q3 ride SPRINGFIELD Prohuhly one of the most f)ittient of listeners, Barbara faces first her oien frohle ns and then lends to others her haffy solntioi s. No task seems to daunt her, hut rather fro tides a means whereby she can ( ire the more in for ettin herself. Sodality; NFCCS; Class Secretary 3; International Relations Club 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Verdeoro 4 Calk lerinc (Teresa 111c ir iluj SPRINGFIELD So easily helieviu lire the ' n oce it of heart ; so filler! with fortitude are they who recognize a glory in onr life. Thus do li e think of her who lends to each relationshi f) a portion of her tenderness and strength, weUin[ like healing fountains from the clearest spring. Sodality: NFCCS; Class President 2, 4; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3 (VP), 4; Elmscript 3 (Business Manager); Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Student Council 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro I, 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma 66 aiireen 5f, rinces nicCarlluj HOLYOKE T o see her once must make you leant to see her twice . . . and you leill find that still eluding you is that mercurial element, mysterious in her matchless moods that light her eyes with mischief-making or, with dramatic deftness, reveal her woman ' s soul. Sociality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Holyoke- Northampton Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Chairman; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoro 1 , 2, 3, 4 67 Ill arij lllarcjarct lllcCOcrniotl SPRINGFIELD Dreiwty twd hw nid, she gtizes ii ilh cool green eyes upon the incidentnls of her days seemingly nncofuerned ivith time and tide. Yet, her capacities for sociability are lavishly displayed in the variety of her clnh ajjdiations, in her yen for travel ( especially by air) and her sym pathetic ifiterest i)i people everywhere. Sodality; NFCCS; Monsignor Doyle Science Club I 68 lllarij (prances lllcCOonnell ADAMS A tall slim sheuth oj a girl, of (listi)ictive voice (wd distracting giggle that rifyples through air like the tinkling of ivind-hells, attracts from the drah and the dark all those who ivonld bask in her light. Sodality; NFCCS; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Verdeoro I 69 hza I khIi fPcit ricia mclUaLn ALDENVILLE Petite iiiul iieiit, Liz imwaii es to convey a certiun Jiertness to skirts and dungarees which she dons with decided advantage, while, boyishly direct and jort bright, she seeks, with a flash of eager eyes, the adventure inherent in science and sport. Sodality; NFCCS; American Chemical Society I, 2, 3; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4 (T); Monsignor Doyle Science Club I, 2; Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3; Verdeoro 4 70 (joa n C cuneron llJonacjhan MOUNT VERNON, NEV YORK Leisure molds her movemeuts, IV bile her thoughts in slow and tempered tones emerge like subtle music throm h cascading words; and in her pensive eyes and nimble pngers lie at once the dream and a promise of jnlpllment. Sodality: NECCS; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Olub 2, 3, 4 (T); Cercle Francais I, 2; Elmscript 3; Glee Club I; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoio 1 , 2, 3 71 WEST YARMOUTH Measured is her speech, and pur pose j d her views, whose quiet dynamism p dses through her days with rhythms smooth and sure as ocean leaves at her Cape Cod; refreshingly, her love of music, art and all thiiigs fine, breaks like silver s rf on sun-white sands. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Torres Sociology Club 2, 3,4; Glee Club 1 , 2, 3, 4 72 . 9 ‘ nan ltd C arnien 1 1 a ra i J )h n jo PITTSFIELD Oiiestio i ji persistent I y, she turns toieard life a thirsty soul lehieh will he satisfied when slaked with truth alone. irancjuil is her quest , for courage such as hers can bridge the treacherous abyss and walk with strengthened step on shifting sands. Sodality; NFCCS; Corte Castellana 2; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoro I, 2 (S); 3 (VP), 4 (P) 73 COoris C(nn Ilea! MENDON Cr ' sf), decisive in her nunnier, she wiWii es at o)ice to he the ]imuty journalist . . . efficient, frankly fyositive in attitudes toward mind and matter; yet never does she lose her feminine fragility yr intuitive flair, the sfyecial mark of her distinction. Sodality: NFCCS: Class Treasurer 4; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Cercle Francais I; Elmata Art Editor; Elmscript 2, 3 (Co-Editor); Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; Worcester Undergraduate Club I, 2, 3, 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma 74 a line m a rie G Gonne I SOUTH HADLEY () hiiyrides or at wedding parties she is inforn ally, formally fnu; and her vivid ima inatioii, which coficocts some amnsit g exaggeratim s, is }dcely balanced by a conviction that actions . . . gracious, mature, and womanly . . . are really more worthy than words. Sodality; NFCCS; Cercle Francals I, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4 75 lllanj fPatricia GinalLnj CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Sonic henevoleni breeze from the Windy City hi etc her along to ns, trnmfiet and all, and in her cryptic talk, her athletic prowess and persistent aura of peace we have delii hted ever since. Sodality (Advisory Board 4); NFOOS; American Ohemical Society 3: Athletic Association 1 , 2, 3, 4 (P); Monsignor Doyle Science Club 2, 4; Verdeoro 2, 3, 4 76 Id I re Jliarie ff CHICOPEE ion " A)id some jell ! j)0}i fjoocl romul ...” A»cl there the Sower ' s seed took root and flourished, blossomed, fructified, and nourished others u ' ith the grain of truth and steadfast charity. Blessed are we who share her harvesting! Sodality (Advisory Board 3, 4); NFCCS; American Chemical Society I, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club I, 2, 3 (S), 4 (P); Springfield Undergrad- uate Club 3, 4; Student Council 2; Verdeoro 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma 77 W tmfrecl lllar enc fJicnrclon HOLYOKE As (jniet as the day is lo g, yet, as concerned and cnrions as an elj, she pleasantly graces her decisions from chemistry to bridge, endowing each of them with a warmth of precious finesse. Sodality; NFCCS. 78 lllarij SItiior CLINTON Calm as a star ml css sea, iinr ijjleel hy ir ' tv ' ialit ' ies, her lackadaisical , leisurely air bespeaks the carejul inicariui of a lovable imp, mischief-boit , for ’ is )!o1 for nothing, that inandihle lanf hter in roguish eyes! Sociality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 4; Worcester Undergraduate Club I, 2, 3, 4 79 ercec NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND C( t)i pact hi niches ami ideas, all that is vihraiit ami dyiiaiiiic is com pressed to classic (jiialities restrained , innl uttered, clear ill her, ami, conscientiously, she molds her character with their balance, lendiiii to life a measured music. Sodality (Advisory Board I); NFCCS; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3: Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 3, 4 80 Qe raid me 111a rcja ret cSccdidl WEST MEDWAY Aliiuiys most co is ' idertite of Father Time ( whom she does uot wish to ru sh) this seeuiiugly serious " youug-womau-with-a-eareer ' proves to he an inveterate mimic as well as a mannequin tres chic, lending the lucky world she lives in a share in her ivit and excellent taste. Sodality: NECCS: Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, Tourmaline 3 ®r Ar Y a nn cSUL HOLYOKE in The collegiate touch iu dress and ynannerism marks our Barbara as a campus asset. Loving life, she lives it lovingly, pertly feminine from top to toe. Sodality: NFOOS; Corte Oastellana 2; Holyoke-Northampton Undergraduate Olub 2, 3, 4; Tourmaline 3; Verdeoro I, 2, 4 82 SItzci l: etli C(nn Spaiilc ing SPRINGFIELD Aristocrtitic both hi in ' nid iiiid manner, Elizabeth, ti lth unassuming grai iousness and regal self-possession, has given elegance to class and cam pus just by her presence; and in her warm and searching gaze we pud our welcoming. Sodality; NFCCS; International Relations Club 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Tourmaline 4; Verdeoro 4 83 a line fjcine cS earns LONGMEADOW Fetuiu f ity is at its best in Mary A}ine, for, ii ' ith a casually com pellii g charm, she bestows upon her ways and words a certain qneenVviess, and then most ordinary things become transformed a wl rise to noble heii hts lehen swayed by such a gentle sovereignty. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association 2, 3; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; International Relations Club 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club I, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3 (S), 4 (Soci al Chairman); Verdeoro I, 2, 3, 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma 84 Claire (Jeanne cSt. Gnge WARE W e s iggesf that Claire should ii rite ... in her beloved French, of course . . . a classic ivork entitled " Floiv to Be Cheer fid Even When W orried .” Not only the breakfast glass of ivater, but her basis of wholesome and untarnished faith would be given a Best-Seller boost. Sodality: NFCCS; Class Treasurer 2; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais I, 2 (VP), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Verdeoro 4; Worcester Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 85 Blaine 3f ranees cSullis ' an SPRINGFIELD W ttid-hlou ' }!, sf)urkU}ig-eyed. her active air of iiidepeiide ice and confident ambition makes her agile in moiintini the ran e of chemistry ' s lofty ladder ivhere, from a vantage point of height, she seeks further knouiedge of things scientipc. Sodality; NFCCS; American Chemical Society I, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Initiation (Co-Chairman); Monsignor Doyle Sc ience Club I, 2, 3 (VP), 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4; Student Council 2, 4 (VP); Verdeoro I 86 1 1 la rcja ret a nn Snlll van HOLYOKE Neatuess is hers, wit bin cwd u ' ithont , frofu her starched and initnaculate collars to the trim, clean edge of her thought. A front row fancier leith volumes of valuable notes Peg, with equal ease, can solve a sociological fnohlem or captivate com panions by her genuine naivete. Sodality (Advisory Board I); NFCCS; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Corte Castellana 2, 3 (T), 4 (P); Elmata, Associate Editor; Holyoke-Northampton Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 (P); Verdeoro 2, 3 (T), 4; Delta Epsilon Sigma 87 PITTSFIELD Berkshire hills in every seasrni arouse her adniiratiou, hut especially where cleepeuiu{ show shrouds the trees and blankets ski trails does her heart take wing. And where a preside calls for conversation fellowship comes forth, enkindlin(’ her sloiv, dry humor. Sodality: NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3; Initiation Cha Irman 4; Tourmaline 3 cSylsua Johanna {Jonuiclici EAST LONGMEADOW If, sometime, on a rit ' ni-iiuished April afternoon, you should watch the petals drifting luminously pale and pink from slender houghs, think upon Sylvia whose fragile presence impresses without the need of sound. Sodality: NFCCS; Athletic Association I; Glee Club I, 2, 3; Tourmaline 3 89 Cl role C(n lie m it nine tine PITTSFIELD Shelte ring a jetch ' nig smile that starts within and works a path across her face to find assent to friendship, she affirms the presence of an in tier joy hy the gentleness of her perception and her air of being cjnietly amused. Sodality; NFCCS; Athletic Association I, 2, 3, 4; Blessed Martin De Pomes Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; Science Club I; Verdeoro I, 2 90 Class of 1955 ABARE, MARILYN L. I 10 Mill St., Winchendon BAKER, JOAN M. Main St., Bass River BERESWILL, JOAN A. 80 1 Bronx River Rd. Bronxville, N. Y. BISSONETTE, ELEANOR M. 22 Rich St., Worcester BOYLE, PATRIOIA J. 33 Jasper St., Springfield BRAULT, CECILE T. 34 Theodore St. Chicopee Falls BRISSETTE, CAROLE A. I 72 Wells St., Greenfield BURNS, DOROTHY L. 93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield BUXTON, ALICE L. 12 Longviev St., Springfield CARTY, MARGARET 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, ANNE M. 94 Shaker Rd. E. 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. 1 582 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 0. I 120 Worthington St. Springfield HOLMES, ARLENE B. Larchmont Acres Larchmont, N. Y. JOE, EVELYN J. 41 Ferry St., Springfield KELLEY, EILEEN F. 29 Windsor St., Worcester KENNEDY, ANMARIE M, 20 Mystic St., Springfield KENNEDY, MAUREEN 0. 85 Jackson St., Holyoke KOKILANANDA, Chamai M. 549 Kudi Chin, Dhonburi, 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 Gratton St. Chicopee Falls MONAGHAN, JOAN 0. 3 I 8 Hutchinson Blvd. Mt. Vernon, N. Y. MORIN, ANNE MARIE Englewood Hotel West Yarmouth NARANJO, JUANITA 0. 28 Norman Ave., Pittsfield NEAL, DORIS A. 406 South Main St. South Milford O’CONNELL, ANNE M. 8 Leahey Ave., South Hadley O ' MALLEY, MARY P. 4024 Cornelia Ave. Chicago 4 I , Illinois PION, CLAIRE M. 240 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee REARDON, WINIFRED M. 1498 Northampton St. Holyoke REDDY, MARY E. 835 Main St., Clinton SANTOS, MERCEDES I. Coggeshall Ave., (Sterling House) Newport 4, 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 J. 1 4 School St., Ware SULLIVAN, ELAINE F. 672 Sumner Ave., Springfield SULLIVAN, MARGARET A. 253 Oak St., Holyoke TULLY, CAROL A. I 07 Elm St., Pittsfield VOMACKA, SYLVIA M. 9 Pleasant Place E. Longmeadow WHITMIRE, CAROLE A. Narragansett Ave., Pittsfield 91 Threads of Progress These forms are in varied degrees of com fdetio}!. Be assured — whatever the cost — the hand of God weaves each thread to com fdetion. And He will send f or th His master ffieces at if tervals, as messengers to l)roclaim His work, to shine in His shadotv of glory. Here is formed a monument , each f)ortio}i an ecjnal distribution of craftsmanshi f), to he taken individually, or seen in its entirety. Junior Class Margaret A. O ' Melia Class Historian — Margaret A. O Melia Class Flower — • Iris Class Colors — Purple and White Row I: J. Tash, J. Benedict, L. Champagne, M. Crowley, H. LeClaIr, E. Wilder. Row 2: B. Guyer, R. Siclllano, C. Sullivan, D. Tuttle, M. O ' Melia, M, MacDonnell, A. Griffin. Row 3: J. Marby, J. Lilly, B. Congram, C. Tefft, B. Britt, N. Morlarty. Row 4: M. Gllmartin, E. Morrissey, M. Cote, S. Chamberlain, T. Harris, L. Eisenmann. Row 5: J. McCabe, B. Wrenn, C. Pontiac, L. Kelly, M. Hoar. ' .-is m IH ■iP«l Class Ofjiccrs Preside it Mary Faith Crowley Vice-Preside} t Dorothy A. Tuttle Secretary Barbara A. Conlin Treasurer Patricia C. Reilly Row I; M. Fitzgerald, A. Musngl, P. Reilly, J. Lincoln, J. Meloche. Row 2: E. Moore, M. Murphy, M. O ' Connor, M. Fitzgerald, M. Griffin, M. Sponsfe. Row 3: M. Savaria, S. Footit, E. Sheehan, H. Wynne, E. Kelly, J. Brunet. Row 4: C. Brunet, J. Rogers, J. Doyle, P. Cimlni, J. Laverty, J. Norton. Junior Year J — unions at last! Another Septennber, an- other beginning, and high hopes for this, — our best year. Renewal of friendships, and pride In the title of — I — n Cap and Gown. Silently, Juniors pic- ture themselves In academic garb, and hopefully await the promise of next year. Meanwhile, with, — U — pperclassmen! A name that thrills each junior heart, and brings added respon- sibility. An ardent wish to " take care of O.L.E. " , and, of course, — O — ur " rings of gold, with stones of green " sparkling on each Junior finger, swiftly arrive at the best time of year. Each heart, — we N — ew Frosh Sisters! No longer cadets In the Foreign Legion, but loyal Elmites, whom Juniors affectionately call, — " ours " . Together, we watch grave Seniors, — R — ejolces In the Yuletide season. The Advent wreath, the stepsing, the Christmas dinner. And the long- awaited vacation! Returning, we tackle exams with zest, and finally, — Y — es, finally, It ' s here! Our Junior Prom! Magnificent In regal purple, with a star-sprinkled, sparkling softness. A hopeful dream soon changes to a cherished memory of " Orchids In the Moonlight " , as, — E — ach Junior prays tor a successful re- treat. Easter vacation speeds by, as Parent-Daughter Day and the Spring Formal come and go. Last editions of Junior-staffed Elmscript and Tourma- line are published, and, — A — s the year draws to a close, Juniors form the traditional daisy chain during Commencement Week. With mixed feelings of anticipation and sadness, Juniors suddenly, — R — ealize that the last year has come! Another September, another begin- ning, more high hopes for another year, which we ' ll begin — as Seniors! 96 Class of 1956 BENEDICT, JOAN E. 183 Johnson St., Springfield BRITT, BARBARA J. 212 North St., Northampton BRUNET, CONSTANCE M. 51 Avon Place, Springfield BRUNET, JOAN V. 51 Avon Place, Springfield CHAMBERLAIN, SHIRLEY 324 Eastern Ave., Springfield CHAMPAGNE, LOUISE E. 1043 Mnosanto Ave. Indian Orchard CIMINI, PHYLLIS A. 61 Dodge Ave., Pittsfield CONGRAM, BARBARA A. 87 Eaton St., Fitchburg CONLIN, BARBARA A. 44 Talcott Ave. W. Springfield COTE, MARGUERITE T. 24 Los Angeles St. Springfield CROWLEY, MARY F. 57 Oircle St. Forestville, Conn. DOWD, THERESE M. 22 Atwater Place, Springfield DOYLE, JOAN M. 81 Oass St., Springfield EISENMANN, LOIS ANNE 567 Sumner St. Springfield 8 FITZGERALD, MARY MALVINA 82 Southworth St. W. Springfield FITZGERALD. MARY MARGARET I I 9 Bracewell Ave. North Adams FOOTIT, SUSAN D. 94 Pennsylvania Ave. Springfield GALLAGHER, ALICE T. I I 6 Pond View Drive Springfield GIL MARTIN, MARILYN G. 238 Eleanor Rd., Pittsfield GRIFFIN, ANNE MARIE 20 Summit St., Springfield GRIFFIN, MARY L. 53 Lamb St. South Hadley Falls GUYER, BARBARA J. 58 Rockland St., Springfield HARRIS, TERESA A. I Sergeant Ave. Chicopee Falls HOAR, MARY E. 98 Oleveland St., Springfield KELLY, EILEEN C. 43 Milford St., Springfield KELLY, LORRAINE J. 50 Thomas St., Springfield 7 LAVERTY, JOA P. 1 I 30 Springfield Ave. New Providence, N. J. LeCLAIR, HELEN R. 2 I Woods Ave., Holyoke LILLY, JANE M. 62 Ohase Ave., North Adams LINCOLN, JOAN G. I I Hill St., Thorndike MARBY, JOAN M. 39 Edward Ave., Pittsfield McOABE, JOAN M. I I Preston Ave., Pittsfield McCLERNON, MARILYN M. Antler Ridge, Reading, Vermont McDonnell, mary m. 34 Lenox St., Springfield MELOOHE, JEAN T. North Spencer Rd., Spencer MOORE, ELLEN A. 224 Blake Ave. New Brunswick, N. J. MORIARTY, NOREEN P. 25 Clinton Ave., Holyoke MORRISSEY, ELIZABETH L. 328 Onota St., Pittsfield MURPHY, MARGARET M. 58 Seneca St., Indian Orchard MUSNGI, ADORAOION A. Santiago Isabela, Philippines O ' CONNOR, MARIE G. 60 Shawmut Ave., Holyoke O ' MELIA, MARGARET A. 79 Sumner St., Auburn PONTIAG, CHARLOTTE G. 517 Dlcklason St., Springfield ROGERS, JOAN A. 459 Liberty St., Beacon, N. Y. SAVARIA, MADELEINE G. 26 Dresser Ave., Ghicopee SHEA, JEAN M. West Main St., Mlllbury SHEEHAN, ELIZABETH E. 66 Ventura St., Springfield SICILIANO, RACHEL N. 293 Elm St., E. Longmeadow SPONSKE, MARTHA A. 33 High St., Springfield SULLIVAN, CHRISTINE B. 903 Liberty St., Springfield TASH, JEANNETTE C. 107 Front St., North Adams TEFFT, CLAIRE K. 445 Mountain Ave. Westfield, N. J. THOMAS, FLORENOE S. 507 Union St., Springfield TUTTLE, DOROTHY A. 30 Lenox St., Springfield WILDER, ETHEL M. 64 Orchard St., Springfield WRENN, BETTY A. 83 Gillette Ave., Springfield WYNNE, HONORE M. 130 Northampton Ave. Springfield 97 Sophomore Class Cynthia J. Terault Class Historian — Cynthia J. Terault Class Flower — Rose Class Colors — Red and White Row I: A. Ryan, A. Cuniff, M. Fitzpatrick, B. Burke, J. Mackey, E. Neary. Row 2: V. Rzasa, D. Bartoszek, J. Burns, K. Stevenson, L. McMahon, E. Conroy. Row 3; M. Burke, T. May, J. DeYoung, J. Lanzillo, R, Verchot, A. Farrell. Row 4: T. McNelce, C. Corr, L. Calderella, M. Collins, C. Belisle, L. Nowakowski. Class OjJ leers President Jo Ann H. Bennett Vice-President Catherine G. Alaimo Secretary Alice T. Brady Treasurer Alice P. Weldon Row I: J. Sullivan, C. Brown, A. Brady, C. Alaimo, J. Bennett, A. Weldon, T. Borselll. Row 2; E. Brand, E. Graham, G. Frechette, J. Lyons, A. Roache, J. Kennedy, A. Dryden, K. Cowles. Row 3: M. Topor, K. Toomey, M. Carroll, M. Kearns, J. Pasterczyk, J. McKenna. Row 4: W, Rosenbeck, A. Meloche, M. Murphy, A. Turnan, J. Burke, N. O ' Donnell. omore Seas The pitching, green seas of our Freshman year have suddenly disappeared; the rolling waves, the breathless gusts of wind, and strange, exciting, un- known lands have passed, and the calmer, quieter, more familiar blue waters of Sophomore life glim- mer all around. The challenge of exploration, like a siren nymph of the sea, still calls from the echoing rocks, but its voice is not quite as exciting or fear- ful, even though winds still blow and unfathomable depths still lie In wait, ready to engulf unwary travelers. But such things are un-dreamed of as the daily course of life Is followed. It was Cap and Gown Sunday, a day filled with cheerfully accepfed congratulations, hiding masks of solemn thoughts, a queer mingling of somber joy and happy sadness for all the Seniors. As Freshmen we viewed them as " the Seniors " but now they were our own Senior Sisters and this day helped to remind us once again of the seemingly slow-moving swiftness of time. As each of our " Sis- ters " received her cap and gown, the symbolic, safe-guarding compass, bringing the end of the voyage In sight with greater certainty, each Sopho- more saw herself and both hoped for and dreaded the same awaiting shore. But gloomy thoughts soon passed In view of the Sophomore Show, the production beyond pro- ductions, the opportunity to prove the true galty of a loyal class of Elmites. How differently we had viewed this show as Freshmen spectators! Now we were the active party, the players, and it was much more exciting! Truly It is the preparation, the an- ticipation of a thing that is almost more enjoyable than the thing itself. How strange and unforgetta- ble the auditorium looked at night with all the doors patched up with paper against curious eyes, with only the stage lights glowing, as hammering and pounding, whispering and rehearsing went on. It was a secret workshop of hurrying and hustling and good-natured grumbling, as everyone went about very busily enjoying every minute. And then, as the old expression goes, the big night arrived, our " dream-show " had begun, and though we had seen each act an uncountable number of times no one would ever have guessed, for as we stood In breathless anticipation, we really did not hear or see anything, waiting only for the seal of approval to be placed on our endeavor. But like a happy dream, that too had to end, and we neatly folded up our memories and carefully packed them away in our trunk of dreams, protecting them from the terrible fading of forgetfulness. Lectures and plays and a beautiful Glee Club Concert, opening wide the doors to let the eternal Spirit of Christmas float through the marble halls; all added new sparkles to the shimmering waters of the sea, a sea which did not always pillow our vessel softly on its gentle billows, however, for storms of exams sometimes howled from the north, upsetting the crew and turning the boat Into a weedy fright. But like true sailors we manned our pails and brush- es and soon scrubbed the decks of our minds so clean that not a seaweed remained to mar the glistening surface; all was put right, and our happy, little bark settled down once again Into the rhythmi- cal cradling of the waves. And then one night, what a glorious, memora- ble night It was too, only the second of Its kind we could ever remember, we sailed into the quiet lagoon of Retreat. The night was silent, deep, and still, so still and hushed we could almost hear the twinkling music of the stars, as our hearts struggling to be free, were suddenly released and floated gently upward until they came to rest upon the soft, blue bosom of the heavens, rejoicing in a mute admiration of delight. For we did not realize on entering those sacred waters that the gentle High Commander of the Universe dwelt there. Enfolding our rich treasures within our souls, we continued on our journey, stopping for a while to take a group of beloved, delighted passengers aboard. This was Parents ' Day, a day on which each happy sailor marched proudly from galley to top- deck, showing her own favorite passengers about, yet more proudly showing them to her fellow mates. Love and pride and gratitude flew about In the sparkling sunlight like little diamond dew-drops of ocean spray, refreshing guests and crew. And then it was back to work again, with an occasional evening set aside for a colorful, spright- ly hornpipe, to brighten the crew for their dally routine of " yo-heave-ho. " But, all too soon, a little port appeared in the distance peering anxiously out across the rippling waters, searching for our very vessel. It was then, and only then, that we realized another lap of our journey would soon end and that when we would return for another voyage in the autumn, our Senior shipmates would be gone, for this was their port, their special haven, beckon- ing them to disembark and leave our ship forever. Slowly and wonderingly we stepped ashore, and walking timidly behind our Senior officers, came to a velvety green meadow dancing with all the joyful flowers of summer. Then silently and breathlessly we watched as our " Sisters " fashioned a lovely garland of fragrant beauty and softly ap- proaching a snow-white throne, set like a diamond In that meadow of emeralds, placed their crown upon the lovely head of the fairest Queen. And then, near-by, within Her loving gaze, they planted a little seedling Elm tree, symbolic of life Itself, which Immediately swayed and bowed in the breeze, paying homage to the beautiful Lady, smiling upon Her throne. Reluctantly then, we bid that fair, flowering Isle adieu and waving a sad good-by to our com- panions who had remained, we glided once more out Into the sun-bathed sea, a sea which will not always glisten with joy we know, for every traveler wearies sometimes and steers his vessel Into stormy winds, but we hope that this small part of our long journey will sail us closer and closer to the pleasant shores of our own true homeland. V 100 ALAIMO, CATHERINE G. 56 Gorman Lane, Springfield BARTOSZEK, DIANE F. 14 Sherwin St., Ware BELISLE, CAROL A. 529 Broadway, Chicopee Falls BENNETT, JO ANN H. 1 56 Oak St., Holyoke BORSELLI, THERESA 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 Ave. W. Springfield BURKE, MARY L. 95 Linden Sf. , 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. I 2 Cedar Ave. W. Springfield COWLES, KATHLEEN H. 23 Kenwood Park, Springfield CUNNIFF, ANN M. 139 Morgan St., Holyoke Class of 1957 DeYOUNG, JOAN F. 162 North Main St., Uxbridge DRYDEN, ANN M. 976 State St., Springfield FARRELL, ANN G. 542 Devon St., Kearny, N. J. FITZPATRICK, MARJORIE A. I 50 East St., Great Barrington FREGHETTE, GRETA G. I I Tanner St. Manchester, Oonn. GRAHAM, ELIZABETH H. I 84 Oak Hill Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. JOSEPH, ELIZABETH L. Wllbraham Rd., Hampden KEARNS, MARIE M. 1521 Westfield St. W. Springfield KENNEDY, JOAN A. 85 Jackson St., Holyoke LANZILLO, JANICE D. 52 Lafayette St. Rutland, Vermont LYONS, JACQUELINE M. 36 Kenwood Ave., Worcester MACKEY, JOAN A. 29 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge MAY, THERESA N. 20 Queen Ave. W. Springfield McKENNA, JANE M. 83 Elm St., Worcester McMAHON, LORRAINE G. 623 Grafton St. Chicopee Falls McNEICE, THERESA Y. 59 Pine St., Springfield MELOCHE, ANN M. 12 Sampson St., Spencer MURPHY, MARY A. 74 Straw Ave., Florence NEARY, ELLEN F. I 17 Essex St., Indian Orchard NOWAKOWSKI, LUCY MAE A. 30 Rapalus St. Indian Orchard O ' CONNOR, BARBARA A. 45 Allendale St., Springfield O ' DONNELL, MILDRED N. 65 Franklin St., North ampton PASTERCZYK, JOANN C. Hillside Rd., Westfield ROAGHE, 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 STEVENSON, KATHLEEN G. 72 Maple Ave., Suffern, N. Y. SULLIVAN, JOAN L. 253 Oak St., Holyoke TERAULT, CYNTHIA J. 3 1 Bell St., Chicopee TOOMEY, KATHLEEN A. 3 Vine St. Northfield, Vermont TOPOR, MARYANN A. 1 43 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 101 h reshman Class Class Historian — Barbara A. Lunardin Class Flower — Garde nia Class Colors — Maroon and Silver Row I: A. Roche, E. Cowell, C. Molleur, C. Baker, N. Keegan, M. Curran, B. Majewski. Row 2: B. Collins N. Grant, M. Gould, C. Norcross, M. Hunt, M. Collins. Row 3: B. Lunardini, E. Lachut, M. Plouffe, K. Barry J. Griffin, M. Keenan. Row 4: J. O’Brien, M. Coffey, A. Keenan, B. McCall. Class Ojjiccrs President Barbara M. Guardione Secretary Lois E. Lambert Vice-President Treasurer Kathleen M. Meenaghan Barbara M. Majewski Row I: J. Lech, A. Daly, N. O ' Flynn, M. Smith, K. Sullivan, B. Chunn, T. Saccavino. Row 2: J. Kirby, J. Edwards, C. Bailey, M. MIshIma, E. Reardon, B. Chevalier, J. Guertln. Row 3: P. Doppmann, M, McGrath, B. BergIn, A. Connor, M. Carbone, A. Madera. Row 4: M. Spencer, M. DeIgnan, A. Sullivan, K. Finn, B. Crochlere, F. Finn. Freshman Memoirs For a long while the name " Seniors " will be synonomous with the word " Major " In the minds of ail the Frosh. Our first few days as Foreign Legionnaires on the campus of O. L. E. will long be remembered. As we walked across the so-called Sahara with our knee-length boots and water canteens we trembled In fear of the stately Seniors who watched our every move. Then came that night of our Informal get-together when they smiled at us, sang to us, and gave us a place In their hearts. Rapidly, " our night " came. After dis- playing our talents, we feverishly crowded Into the rotunda. With the strains of " Gaudeamus Igitur " ringing In our ears, we stood with outstretched hands waiting for the green caps to fall from the hands of our now beloved " Majors " who lined the bal- cony overhead. Each freshman holds a love for the sis- ter class, who gave us our first tea. They offered us many a helping hand, so It was only fitting that on their special night we would slip the " rinqs of gold " upon their fingers in appreciation for their kindness. Sodality night was a most memorable night for us. We received our beautiful medals before the altar of God and heard the sermon which we were to apply to our- selves-Behold the Handmaid of the Lord. Holly and mirth and the joy of the Christmas season permeated campus life as the Yuletide Holidays and vacation time drew near. The Glee Club gave us a grand send-off with their annual Christmas Con- cert. Mid-term exams were now encoun- tered with vigor and the hope of doing well. We were determined to become a happy medium of student and collegiate. Each subsequent event — the Junior Prom, Parent-Daughter Day, the Spring For- mal drew us closer to the school which be- came our " home away from home. " Now we look behind and see the past year in all its fullness and richness but, most important, we look forward to next year, sophomore year, and all that it will bring to us, the Freshman Class of ' 58. Row I; D. Chwalek, M. Sollmene, M. Ryan, B. Guardione, M. Thompson, M. Wallace, A. Perry. Row 2: R. Maroon, J. Barbeau, V. Weeks, M. Forte, E. Vose, J. Joseph, M. DeMeola. Row 3: A. Redden, B. Malolo, M. Martin, K. Meenaghan, J. Boulanger, I. Rogers. Row 4: A. Johnson, F. Ethler, J. MacDonald, R. Farrell, P. Rutana, B. Pratt, L. Lambert. BAILEY, CAROL ANN 66 Squire St., Palmer BAKER, CYNTHIA M. Main St., Bass River BARBEAU, JOYCE E. 53 Wilder Terrace, W. Springfield BARRY, KATHLEEN M. I Maxwell Court, Worcester BERGIN, BETTY ANN Beech St., Livingston Manor, N. Y. BOULANGER, JUDITH A. 234 Spring St., Northampton CARBONE, MINERVA Colon 48, Playa Ponce, Puerto Rico CHEVALIER, BEVERLY A. 3 Ross Ave., Ware CHUNN, BERNICE B. 224 North Tenth St. Philadelphia, Pa. CHWALEK, DOROTHY L. 175 Prospect St., Ludlow COFFEY, MARY F. 102 Beacon Ave., Holyofe COLLINS, BARBARA A. 46 Warriner Ave., Springfield COLLINS, MARY E. 75 Orange St., Westfield CONNOR, ANN T. 12 Atwater St., Chicopee COWELL, ELLEN R. I 1 85 Highland Park Rd. Schenectady, N, Y. CROCHIERE, BARBARA A. Washington St., Becket CURRAN, MARGARET M. 543 Beech St., Holyoke DALY, ANN MARIE 313 Fountain St., Springfield DEIGNAN, MARILYN T, 46 Putnam Ave., Pittsfield DeMEOLA, MARIE A. I 1 Bushnell St., Hartford, Conn. DOPPMANN, PATRICIA M. West St., W. Hatfield EDWARDS, JANICE M. 53 Grant St,, Milford ETHIER, FAITH B. 313 Elm St., E. Longmeadow FARRELL, REGINA M. I 53 Conlogue Ave. So. Amboy, N. J. FINN, FRANCES M. 1823 Northampton St., Holyoke FINN, KATHLEEN T. 44 Calumet Rd., Holyoke Cla ss of 1958 FORTE, MARIE E. 32 Grosvenor Terrace Constant Spring, Jamaica, B. W. I. GOULD, MARY AGNES 98 Brooklyn St., North Adams GRANT, NANCY MARIE 105 Summer St., Malden, Mass. GRIFFIN, JUDITH C. 70 Longwood Ave,, Holyoke GRIMALDI, MARIE T. 102 Florence St., Springfield GUARDIONE, BARBARA M. 155 Overlook Drive, Springfield GUERTIN, JANICE J. 947 Chicopee St., Willlmansett HUNT, MARY J. 151 Spring St., Winchendon JOHNSON, ALICE B. 4015 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia, Penna. JOSEPH, JOANNE M. 64 Milk St., Fitchburg KEEGAN, NANCY M. 16 Rhode Island Ave., Pittsfield KEENAN, ANNE T. South Longyard, Southwlck KEENAN, MARY J. 126 South Ninth St., Olean, N. Y. KIRBY, JOAN M. 63 Edward Ave., Pittsfield LACHUT, EVELYN B. 53 Chestnut St., Ware LAMBERT, LOIS E. I 1 3 Noel St, .Springfield LECH, JUANITA M. 53 Exchange St., Chicopee LUNARDINI, BARBARA A. 22 Jackson Pkwy, Holyoke MacDONALD, JOSEPHINE A. 27 High St., Chicopee Falls MADERA, ANGELES D. Mayor 30, Ponce, Puerto Rico MAIOLO, BARBARA A. 415 Adams St,, Agawam MAJEWSKI, BARBARA M. Main St., Housatonic MAROON, REGINA A. 75 Linden St., Springfield MARTIN, MARY C. 21 Nye St., Springfield McCALL, BARBARA A. 313 Main St., West Springfield McGrath, mary h. 14 Holyoke St., Easth ampton MEENAGHAN, KATHLEEN M. 29 King St., Springfield MISHIMA, MIHOKO 4-775 Sendagaya Shibuyaku Tokyo, Japan MOLLEUR, CLAUDETTE L. 26 Whittier Ave., Pittsfield NORCROSS, Carole A. 51 Ideal Rd., Worcester O ' BRIEN, JOYCE L. 29 Edwards Sq., North ampton O ' FLYNN, NANCY C. 270 Berkshire Ave., Springfield PERRY, ANN M. 7 Beauview Terrace, W. Springfield PLOUFFE, MARIE T, 401 Water St., Indian Orchard PRATT, BEVERLY A. 54 Castle St,, Great Barrington REARDON, ELLEN M. 5 Oakwood Ave., Lawrence REDDEN, ANNE T. 222 Porter Rd., East Longmeadow ROCHE, ANNE MARIE Main St., Lenox ROGERS, ISABELLE U, I 12 Richbell Rd., Mamaroneck, N. Y. RUTANA, PAULINE A. 22 B St., WhitInsville RYAN, MARY C. 75 Pearl St., Holyoke SACCAVINO, THERESE E. 370 Broadway, Chicopee Falls SMITH, MARY J. 410 Chestnut St., Springfield SOLIMENE, MARGARET A. 42 Roxbury St. .Hartford, Conn. SPENCER, MARY E. 179 North St., N. Adams SULLIVAN, ANN M. 93 Governor St., Springfield SULLIVAN, KATHARINE B. 30 Payson Ave., Easthampton THOMPSON, MARY R. 30 Ardsley Ave. South Portland, Maine VOSE, ELEANOR J. 88 Pennsylvania Ave., Springfield WALLACE, MARGARET M, 1075 Monsanto Ave., Indian Orchard WEEKS, VIRGINIA R. 3 Sherman Ave,, Westfield 105 Threads of Unity W ' ules preiul is the scattering of a seed that is hi own hy winds. In this way the profyat ation reaches as jar as the carrier-mother. Not in sterile tt eometric lines, hut in the grace fid patterns of unknown order does each seed partici pate in existence. Varied are the fertile plains, and the seeds that fall. In this variance is found the essefice of onr lives, the molding of an individual. 106 Sodality of Our Lady Prefect Nancy M. Haran Vice-Prefect Jane M. Lilly Secretary Ann M. Dryden T reasurer Claire K. Tefft Seated, N. Haran, C. Tefft — Standing, A. Dryden, J. Lilly I am the Mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me Is all grace of the way and of the truth; In me Is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me; to be filled with my fruits. " These words are familiar to all Elmites and are especially meaningful to those of us who are now leaving the shelter of Our Lady ' s College. In addition to the academic knowledge we have gained we realize, too, that we are carrying along with us many spiritual values deeply embedded In our hearts. Through membership in the Sodality of Our Lady we have striven to reach Jesus through Mary. We have made Her a part of our social and academic as well as of our spiritual activities from the very day we became members of Her " Blue Army. " She has been the joy of our Ohristmas banquets, the flower of beauty at the Spring Formal, the Mother of Ohrist to whom we pledge our gratitude on Parent-Daughter Day. She has been the Guide of our studies, and the Way to the Truth In our retreats, our Masses, our prayers. In our every spiritual activity. May She In our days to come Increase our love, temper our fear, refine our knowledge and replenish us at last with holy hope. 108 Student Government Although still in Its Infancy on campus, Student Government has grown by leaps and bounds In the past three years. This year, through the formation of a Ju- dicial Board of four members of the senior class, the organization was strengthened and the Council found the opportunity to open some of its meetings to the students interested in seeing parliamentary procedure in action. As faculty moderator, Sr. Mary Antonella Is always ready to lend a helping hand In solving the many problems with which the Council Is faced. The Council Itself Is formed by the election of twenty-four members, each willing to give whole-heartedly of time and effort to encourage the prevailing atmosphere of cooperation between the council and the administration. Another " new look " added this year was the Club Committee, In which NFCCS and Student Government joined to ease the functioning of clubs on campus with re- gard to schedules for meetings, lectures, etc. The addition of a Social Chairman also facilitated entertaining guests and solved the problem for dorm students who are not from the area by keeping them posted on the goings-on In the vicinity each week. Cultural, athletic, and social activities were Included in the many listed for the benefit of the students each week. Front, E. Sullivan — Rear, J. Meloche, T. McNelce, P. Hanifin Presideut Patricia A. HanIfIn Vice-President Elaine F. Sullivan Secretary Jean T. Meloche Treasurer Theresa Y. McNIece N.F.CC.S. Senior Delegate Patricia J. Boyle junior Delegate Helen R. LeClair Alternate Delegate Constance M. Corn Regional Liturgy Chairman Elizabeth L. Morrissey National Liturgy Chairman Joan M. Marby Front, C. Corr — Rear, J. Marby, E. Morrissey, P. Boyle, H. LeClaIr The purpose of N.F.C.C.S. is to unite all lay undergraduate students of the Catholic junior colleges and universities so that they may enjoy the benefits which accrue from true co-operation. Under the leadership of T. Paul Tremont of Fairfield University, the New Eng- land Region has had as its main goal this year " to bring N.F.C.C.S. to the Campus level. " This means the creation of more workshops and activities in which the students can participate. As a result, students have had the opportunity of attending various workshops at Anna Maria, Fairfield, Regis, Saint Anselm ' s, and other colleges. Each college in the federation has a particular commission. The Elms is in charge of liturgy, and in accordance with this commission sponsored, this year, a Liturgy Day at Saint Anselm ' s. Thanks to Betsy Morrissey and Joan Marby, the accomplishments of the commission have been notable. This year our traditional Overseas Program is being carried on under a new name, C.U.R.A. (College and University Relief Administration). Under the chairman- ship of Susan Footit, this program consists of scholarships, fund-raising, goods-in-kind and correspondence programs. The prominence of the Elms in this federation is due in great measure to the leadership of Senior Delegate Patricia Boyle, Junior Delegate Helen LeClair, Alternate Delegate Constance Corr, and the co-operation and spirit of all the students at O.L.E. I 10 Delta Epsilon Sigma At the end of every scholastic year, the Delta Epsilon Sigma Society selects from the graduating class, a small group of seniors to become members of this nation-wide organization. Chosen because of outstanding scholastic ability, those students become a part of a highly select group who through their achievements In various fields of school activities have become eligible for membership In this national honor society. These students have proven themselves to be all-round Elmites and by their acceptance enhance the prestige of O. L. E. Their actual reception designates them as exceptional material and therefore able to bring more efficaciously Into their various fields the Christian principles which have guided them thus far. Left to Right — M. Sullivan, C. Plon, C. McCarthy, N. Haran, M. Stearns, D. Neal Verdeoro Left to Right — M. Fitzgerald, M. Murphy, J. Naranjo, P. Cimlnl Verdeoro Players were fortunate this year In having as their director M. Walter Halpin, whose enthusiasm not only boosted the spirits of the cast after a would-be unsuccessful rehearsal, but aided the backstage crew In effective lighting, costume de- signs, make-up and props. The productions of the season began with two one-act plays, Christmas Incorporated " , a light comedy In which the acting abilities of the freshmen were dem- onstrated, and " The Frozen Heart " , a drama displaying the more serious aspects of Its stars. At Christmas time also, Verdeoro combined with the Glee Club In Its annual concert, enlivening the spirit of carols and canticles with effective tableau scenes. Interclass play competitions offered various classes an opportunity to vie for the trophy awarded each year. " Everyman " , the choice of the freshman class, was the winning play. Other performances Included " Overtones " , by the seniors. Good- bye, Miss Lizzie Borden " , by the Juniors, and " Can the Leopard " by the Sophomores. President Juanita C. Naranjo Vice-President Phyllis A. CImlnl Secretary Mary A. Murphy Treasurer Mary Margaret Fitzgerald Glee Club Enjoyment is had not only by the audiences who come to the Elms Glee Club concerts, but likewise by the members of this group. Undoubtedly, the Glee Club is one of the most active and festive organizations on campus, a fact to which all partici- pants agree. The enrollment runs comparatively high, offering varied opportunities for those who are gifted with instrumental talents, as well as vocalists. In addition, each year a senior member of the Glee Club is selected as concert director and is carefully trained for the leadership under Sister Lawrence Marie ' s precise guidance. Through Sister ' s patient direction, the college musical talents are coordinated inM superb results. At Christmas time the first major production is presented with the glow of candles and the deep scent of holly and spruce. The strains of " Veni, Veni, Emmanuel " drift through the hall, guided by the haunting magic of the violin. The audience traverses the expanse of time and Is led to the manger at Bethlehem. Springtime with Its brilliant charm and gaiety Is perhaps the greatest stimulant for song. During this season, joint concerts are In a vogue at O. L. E. Among the men ' s colleges to collaborate In these musical festivals are Boston College, St Michael ' s, Providence College, and Efoly Cross. Besides the concerts, which are staged In Veritas Auditorium, the choral group also presents concerts throughout the neighborhood for various organizations. Front, A. Ferrero, M. Santos — Rear, J. Tash, R. SIcIliano, M. Fitzpatrick, A. Kennedy President Anmarle M. Kennedy Vice-President Jeanette C. Tash Secretary Marjorie A. Eltzpatrick T reasnrer Rachel N. Sicillano Director Anne M. Eerrero Accompanist Mercedes 1. Santos Front, P. O’Malley, L. Calderella — Rear, E. McMahon, J. Rogers Athletic Association The tangy smell of wood smoke, mingled with that of crisp autumn leaves, con- tributed to the zesty October setting of the annual hot-dog roast which opened another year of athletic activity. Sports Night, which followed, provided for participants an enjoyable, if strenuous, round robin of Greek ball, relay races, badminton and basket shooting. A number of Association members were awarded Senior Life-Saving badges at the termination of the swimming course at the Holy Name pool, while other aspirants received their Instructor certificates at the same time. Intra-mural basketball and ping-pong tournaments captured Interest during the late autumn, while January thought- fully provided a few cold, clear days, fine for executing a few tricky skating steps on the frozen tennis court. Weather permitting, the Sunday Morning Club members favored tennis, badminton and archery, especially in the spring when volley and soft- ball games were also coming into prominence, and affording an energetic ending to a busy year. I 14 President Mary P. O ' Malley Vice-President Joan A. Rogers Secretary Lorita A. Calderella T reasurer Elizabeth P. Me Mahon Blessed Martin De Porres Club To Instill In young hearts a better understanding of sociological practice and the principles of true Catholic Social Thought, to further the Ideals of the brother- hood of man and to Implant In the modern world a deep appreciation for moral concepts of Christianity are the objectives of the Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club. Guided by their moderator, Sister John Martha, and their president, Arlene Holmes, club members have done much to realize such alms. The annual Christmas party for the aged at the Chicopee Infirmary afforded ample opportunity to view first-hand the existing problems of this fast growing group. Supplying the framework or background for Its principles and Ideals, the club brought to the college such speakers as Father Admer de Pauw of the Belgian Congo Missions who supplied listeners with much food for thought. Mary Reed Newland, Catholic mother and housewife, gave members a stimulating account of her experiences In Integrating family life and liturgy. Cooperation and spirit form the foundation of the club and account In a great way for Its success. Left to Right, L. Elsenmann, W. Rosenbeck, A. Holmes, J. Monaghan Secretary Winifred M. Rosenbeck r reasurer Joan C. Monaghan President Arlene B. Holmes I ! Vice-President Lois Ann Elsenmann IRC Pres ' ideiil Ceclle T. Brault Vice-Presiclei t Marie G. O ' Connor Secretary Ellen F. Neary Treasurer Helen A. Dunne Front, M. O ' Connor, C. Brault — Rear E. Neary, H. Dunne H conjunction with the history department the International Relations Club has been founded on campus. However, membership in the I.R.C. is not limited to the history students. Anyone who is world-minded will find this club of vital interest. Aside from the panel discussions which are held throughout the year to pro- mote a keener knowledge of present day crises many lectures are devoted to outstand- ing international personalities. Each club member is invited to participate in these debates, and thus through the logical presentations which stem from these lectures each student goes forth more adequately equipped to meet the havoc which engulfs the world today. Joint lectures with outstanding colleges in New England are also welcomed by the I.R.C. By sending out members to the various forums offered by these colleges the Elms has succeeded in maintaining a worthy position in international affairs. During the course of the year numerous movies are presented on campus by I.R.C. Renowned lecturers are likewise called in from all over the world to discuss current problems for the entire student body. In the past the Elms has served as hostess to such outstanding figures as Douglas Hyde and Bella Dodd. The vast fund of knowledge which has been offered to the students through the varied experiences met by these lectures has proven more than beneficial. ACS. The American Chemical Society, endeavoring to prepare the student for her role in the chemical field, accomplishes just that by giving small projects which must be completed in time for the general interest of the next club meeting. These projects vary from short talks to research assignments, and from new ideas to the actual fulfill- ment of them. Not only does this system encourage one to participate in this campus unit, but it provides opportunity for discussion with others interested in similar projects. Yearly, A.C.S. members are Invited to attend Inter-collegiate programs in vari- ous nearby cities. The information exchanged during these programs provides a fresh approach to many problems in chemistry and in related fields. The broadened ouflook on the future fostered by the A.C.S. becomes priceless to the chemist who must integrate the practical and the theoretical phases of new discoveries. Seated, N. Moriarty — Standing, J. Pasterczyk, L. Kelly, M. L. Burke Preside fit Noreen P. Moriarty Vice-President Joann C. Pasterczyk Secretary Mary L. Burke T r ea surer Lorraine J. Kelly Seated, C. Pion — Standing, A. Cunnlff, A. Ryan, B. Congram Monsignor Doyle Science Club Among the most active clubs on campus is the Monsignor Doyle Science Club whose school calendar of meetings, this year, concentrated on the future Elmite in the scientific world. In order to learn more specifically about opportunities open to women In science, the club sponsored lectures using " Medical Technology " and " Physiotherapy " as ex- amples, and called In speakers related to these fields. Group discussions and well planned meetings of general Interest have helped to Increase membership, with which the club fulfilled Its goal toward more practical and scientific knowledge. Its members progressed rapidly and are now able to keep abreast of the latest scientific developments by correlating their classroom studies with applied basic pro- jects or problems In modern Industry, a necessary ability in the world of science. Pres ' ulefit Claire M. Pion ' ' ue-Pres ' ident Barbara A. Congram Secretary Ann M. Ryan Treasurer Ann M. CunnIfF Front, D. Bartoszek — Rear, J. Meloche, M. Fitzpatrick, C. St. Onge Le Cercle Francais President Claire J. St. Onge Vice-President Jean T. Meloche Secretary Marjorie A. Fitzpatrick Treasurer Diane F. Bartoszek Under the leadership of Clair St. Onge, an enthusiastic French major, Le Oercle Francais fulfills fo perfection its goal, to encourage the members to speak the French language and to have a knowledge of the culture and customs of fhe French people. In addifion to the Ohristmas party held in conjunction with La Oorte Oastellana, the French Club added a spark of gaity to the Mardi Gras with Its lively songs and dances. Louise Champagne, a member of the junior class, edits the French Club publi- cation, Les Ormettes. This newspaper not only keeps the members well-informed in regard to current news, but by featuring articles written by the members, it aids remarkably in increasing their ability in the French langu age. At monthly meetings the members hold enthusiastic discussions which better their conversational ability. They also plan those activities which will enable them to understand the history and culture of the people whose language they are endeavoring to learn. Such activities include movies, guest speakers, and informal gef-togefhers. Many members of Le Cercle Francais have pen pals in France with whom they develop friendships and exchange ideas. I 19 Left to Right, E. Kelly, E. Wilder, M. Sullivan, T. Harris La Corte Castellana President Margaret A. Sullivan ice-Pres deut Ethel M. Wilder Secretary Eileen C. Kelly T reasurer Theresa A. Harris Students of Spanish and all Interested Elmites meet monthly to plan activities which will fulfill the dual aim of Ea Corte Castellana — to cultivate a love for the Spanish language and culture, and to provide many moments of entertainment for the members. In November Father Champoux was the guest of Ea Corte Castellana. Father has a deep love and knowledge of the Spanish people, for he has traveled extensively through Spain and South America. He favored Elmites with a talk on his personal experiences highlighted by a movie on his recent visit to Spain. At Yuletime, the senoritas joined the mademoiselles In a celebration. Ee Cercle Francals depicted In colorful costume the Annunciation, the Visitation, and the Nativity while Ea Corte Castellana provided appropriate hymns In the background. Eater a social was enjoyed by members and friends In the cafeteria. 120 Elmscript Co-EcUto rs -in- Chi ef Ethel M. Wilder Margaret A. O ' Melia Business Manager Dorothy A. Tuttle A publication presenting to students and many friends only the very best In newsworthy material Is the Elmscript . . . the official newspaper of the college. Its staff, composed of potential newspaperwomen, tirelessly endeavors to uphold the standards of good journalism. Before every monthly publication, student " news-hawks " can be seen zealously covering lectures, meetings, etc., and diligently conducting a survey on some controversial Issue as well as Interviewing some noteworthy personage. Guided by the very highest of motives, they strive to give to their fellow-classmates a keen appreciation of good and worth-while journalism. Left to Right, D. Tuttle, E. Wilder, M. O ' Melia 121 Prcsiao t Eileen F. Kelley Worcester Left to Right, A. Meloche, J. Shea, E. Kelley, J. McKenna Undergraduate Clubs President Evelyn M. Fitzgerald Springfield President Margaret A. Sullivan Holyoke-Northampton Front, M. O ' Connor — Rear, M. Sullivan, M. Murphy After several years of existence on campus, our three Undergraduate Clubs have made remarkable progress and have guickly developed into successful gatherings. The Springfield Club headed by Evelyn M. Fitzgerald, the Holyoke-Northampton Club directed by Margaret A. Sullivan, and the Worcester Club guided by Eileen F. Kelley, are " here to stay. " The undergraduate schedule this year opened with a series of receptions which were received with gratifying enthusiasm by the Incoming Freshmen from these three respective areas. Also with the same warm spirit, a Christmas semi-formal was held at Hotel Highland and sponsored by the Springfield Club to which event all Elmites and general public were Invited, while the Worcester Club was entertained by the Worcester alumnae at a Thanksgiving Tea, and the Holyoke-Northampton Club sponsored an Informal reception. Undergraduate Club members from the area joined other club members from other Catholic colleges In western Massachusetts during the Easter vacation to sponsor a dance at the Sheraton-Kimball Hotel for the benefit of the Bishop ' s favorite charity. These clubs foster Catholic spirit among Elms members, as well as having a social purpose extending to the alumnae level. Tourmaline Front, J. Shea, E. Morrissey — Rear, R. Siciliano lichtors-iu-Chief Elizabeth L. Morrissey Jean M. Shea Mauitg ' nig Editor Rachel N. Siciliano To edit and publish a nnagazine of fine caliber requires the decisive use of dis- tinctive literary material, and such material has come forth from the pens of many earnest Elmites. Tourmaline, a quarterly student publication which has attained a very high degree of quality In the field of journalism, offers to students a channel for their self-expression and creative ability In the fields of poetry and prose. Through this me- dium an aspiring writer Is able to see In print her own journalistic endeavor, to arrive at an appreciation of the variety Inherent In creativeness and to make others aware of the possibilities of the press .... Its possibilities as a means of conveying to others Christian ideals and principles so necessary In this materialistic world. 124 Left to right, F. Grumm, E. Kelley, D. Neal Elmata In producing an outstanding yearbook, we tried to depict every possible facet of college life at O.L.E. by presenting it truly in the light of an ideal Caltholic college volume. Whether or not we have reached this success remains to be seen in the satis- faction of those Elmites who have woven many threads of memories and friendships which our efforts ha ve renewed. May you always " Cherish friendship in your breast . . . New is good, but old is best; Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. " And as we come to the parting of the ways, may every Elmite ever esteem our cherished friend among the green and gold in the form of Our Lady of the Elms. 125 With every turn the step u ' ds ioted — io careless move ca)i he ajjorded in the purchase of the priceless possessiou of eternity. W ' ithin these pages ive mark the passage of events superpcially, for each has been inscribed upon a more lastin( They stand here for just remembrance. We join with Bishop Weldon each Sep- tember in the Mass of the Holy Ghost, ask- ing God ' s blessings on our school year, and perhaps making individual promises, petitions and thanksgiving for previous favors. As always. Bishop Weldon is greeted vyith smiles as warm as his own at his appear- ance in the college auditorium. In weeks following, the co-chairmen of Initiation enjoyed preparing for and train- ing the Foreign Legion recruits. Although not on the burning sands of Araby, recruits and masters were in earnest, and recruits snapped to attention many times before the Foreign Legion disbanded. Seniors heroically restrained grins, as did Mandarins of four years ago as the then lowly coolies executed bows and recited long passages from memory. i|n the priests ' room of the Administra- tion Building, students find it easy to relax and chat with the priest faculty. Here we see Father Burke discussing problems of the day with a group of seniors. Seniors and their Soph sisters walked side by side down the aisle of the Chapel on Cap and Gown Sunday to present Caps and Gowns to Our Lord before they were officially donned. Dignity and solemnity were the key- notes in the Auditorium later in the day, as Seniors filed into their places wearing academic garb for the first time. mpi ' ' . ' A-:, ' ' The props were real and suds flew in every direction as Sophs re-enacted " Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair. " Although the Class of ' 57 was pre- pared for rain, the sun shone through in every act, to complete a smash Soph hit. With a blue and bright horizon, we were reminded of our own Soph Show. Curtain-called and complete, the produc- tion gave us a chance to work together and present our talents to our fellow Elmites and friends. After the Soph Show, the entire stu- dent body retreats to the gym, decorated and ready for the annual Hallowe ' en party. 130 An Elmata committee that broke pro- ceed records stood proudly at the head table, while Elmites and their escorts en- joyed the main Informal dance of the year. At the beginning of the evening the reception committee was seen greeting the firstcomers, assuring them of an enjoyable evening and presenting each couple with a souvenir program. Who could wish for more than a Junior ring and a Freshman sister to " wish It on? " We proudly wea r the green and gold of the coveted Tourmaline, symbol of our status as upperclassmen. What Is a dorm without a gang to talk and clown, especially after a hard day ' s work when there Is a need for the lighter side of life? College banners always seem to find a prominent place as decorations in rooms and cubes. In December, Our Lady of the Elms received another eighty girls into her So- dality. Now firmly linked with the host of Elmites wearing her medal, the freshmen found new solace for their heaviest worries and new confidence In Our Lady, their special friend for the rest of their college days. To the gifted winners of the Marian art contest. Father Pierce presented awards for the best representations of Mary as a mother. A fitting close to the Marian year, the art contest was sponsored by Our Lady ' s Oommittee of the Sodality. Sports maintain an Important place on campus, with basketball and volleyball form- ing the nucleus around which are gathered such activities as Intramural games, ping pong tournaments, and private contests In shuffle board, archery, badminton and kick- ball. The gym classes compete annually for the championship In volleyball. The champs of the classes of ' 55 and ' 58 were happy to pose prettily after winning the series of games. Freshmen work out In gym class, trying to keep the volleyball from touching the floor on either side of the net. yMiitsgnhlHsSh 133 Introducing the Christmas season on campus, Verdeoro commented dramatically on the Christmas spirit with a message from the stage to the student body. " Christmas Incorporated " and " The Frozen Heart " were the two productions chosen for presentation. With a strangely sentimental ring to the carols and traditional songs, the stair sing on the eve of vacation days was a combination of sadness and holiday mirth, supplanted strongly by the reverence of the Christmas scene depicted for us by Roberta Croughwell and Joan Bereswill. Also a part of Christmas at O.L.E. Is the annual Glee Club concert. This year, the Glee Club found added talent In the person of MIhoko MIshIma, who. In her na- tive costume, thrilled her audience with violin selections. The Seniors had a smoker-party after this year ' s stair sing, with the ping pong table doing duty of a different sort than usual. With home movies, carols and wishes for a wonderful vacation, the class of ' 55 celebrated its last Christmas at the Elms. Another traditional highlight of fhe season Is the orphan ' s party for the children at Brightside. This year, however, helping with the dedication of their new home pre- vented us from entertaining the children and surrounding them with gifts, lunches, and of course the sunny smiles of all Elmites. Shortly after vacation ended, Prom secrets were formed and carefully guarded by the Juniors. With only the vaguest of clues, Elmites took up the task of trying to guess the theme of the decorations which would trans- form the gym into a magical danceland. Only on the night of the ball were we finally told. " Orchids in the Moonlight " fashioned by Junior fingers beautifully told the story of hard work and dreams come true. Some of us looked for the last time upon the gym decorated for the big Junior night, remembering fondly our own " Someday my Prince Will Come, " when a corona- tion took place and the queen was surrounded by her smil- ing court. Even after the prom dec- orations were removed, the signature of the Class of ' 55 remained, and proud Juniors forgot the tedium of twisting and tying red crepe paper and white tissue, long enough to pose for a class picture. In the activities of each year, a special place Is held for the joint concert of the Elms with a Glee Club from a men ' s college. There Is always a wonderful program In store for music lovers when the two musical groups combine talents and harmonize voices. Something new was attemped this year when NFCCS sponsored a MardI Gras. Brightly colored balloons and streamers formed the gym ' s mask, while Elmites hid their Identities behind various disguises. Noah ' s Ark, Freshman Class entry In the float contest, won first prize by a unanimous decision. Classes also found competition in stag- ing one act plays at the end of March. Seniors chose " Overtones " for their last Verdeoro production, with Juniors contrib- uting a mystery, " Good-bye, Miss Lizzie Borden " , Sophomores, a modern comedy, " Can the Leopard, " and Freshmen, the prize-winning " Everyman. " 137 May 1st marked the occasion of the first Parent-Daughter Day. The usual Father-Daughter and Mother-Daughter days were combined into one major event. Each " Student Princess " happily showed her parents off to her friends, and tried to shower them with a small part of fhe gratitude lying deep In her heart. One of the final projects of the seniors was a mid-May fashion show. With majestic ease the models walked the re- viewing stand to please an appreciative audience. The feet usually clad In bobby sox seemed just as completely at home in fashion ' s highest heels, and the going-to-school look was readily cast aside for the best bib and tucker effect. Wilh the arrival of Spring, the campus took on a new look, and students and faculty alike paused for a moment to admire God ' s handiwork all about them. Commencement Week brings warm weather, picnics, priceless photos, and tables full of lunches. Smiles mingle with tears as we prepare to say fond farewells to our friends and our college. At the close of the day given over to class picnics, all give one last look to the camera, and still another memory falls Into place. Still carrying the traditional Class Day daisy chain, juniors admire the young elm planted by the departing Senior class. Lectures Having lectured here two years ago, Dr. Richard Pattee needed no words of Introduction when he returned this year to talk on " The Crisis of the Catholic Con- science In France. " Welcomed for the second time at the Elms, Dr. Pattee provided us with a clear picture of the attitudes prevailing In France today toward the U. S., Catholicism, Com- munism, and the future of France. Having been associated with the N.C.W.C. as official consultant on International Affairs and as news correspondent, Dr. Pattee was armed with a first-hand view of the situa- tions he discussed, and was able, as always, to present his material In a manner so In- formally formal that It could be considered a liberal education In miniature. Fenton Moran, executive secretary of the William J. Kirby Foundation In Wash- ington, D. C. chose as his topic " Democracy and Responsibility " when he lectured to the student body on January 14. Enlarging upon fundamental sociolog- ical principles, Mr. Moran gave his audience a better understanding of the Individual ' s duties In regard to his country and his fel- low Americans, basing his remarks on the privileges granted us by the Constitution. As a guest of the Blessed Martin de Porres Sociology Club, Dorothy Day spoke to the Elms students about Hospitality Houses and the value of the Catholic Apostolate. Lack of charity and change of attitude In the younger generation toward the learning of the true meaning of charity 140 were cited by the founder and editor of The Catholic Worker as reasons for the attitude of people today who identify the poor with the delinquent. Miss Day ' s zeal and enthusiasm for helping the poor have been exemplified in Hospitality Houses throughout the nation. At the annual coffee hour program, Dr. George Shuster, President of Hunter Col- lege, spoke to the student body in the li- brary. A prolific author of books and articles appearing In current magazines. Dr. Shuster easily passed the test of student approval with an Informal discussion after his lecture on " A Short Journey to Utopia. " A graduate of Notre Dame and Co- lumbia Universities, Dr. Shuster was manag- ing editor of Commonweal before becoming president of Hunter, and has since found time to serve several periods of duty with The Department of State, his latest task being Land Commissioner for Bavaria and chairman of the U. S. National Commission for UNESCO. Teachers are molders of student atti- tudes, according to Dr. Bella Dodd, whose lecture on the " Lure of Communism " cap- tivated and held the interest of her audience until the final question of the Informal ques- tion period had been answered. Dr. Dodd stressed the need for Catho- lic students to become so steeped In basic Christian principles that they will be able to take up the fight to keep freedom of religion In the United States from turning to " freedom from religion. " That physical therapy offers challeng- ing and unlimited opportunities for service and satisfaction was the message of Miss Frances McCormick, physical therapist at the Veterans ' Administration In Springfield, when she spoke as the guest of the Mon- signor Doyle Science Club. Citing opportunities available to those interested In therapy. Miss McCormick also warned that work In this field Is slow and sometimes discouraging, but that there Is compensation In the knowledge of being of service to others. Threads of Achievement llow begin a that lifts ill joy to a piercing peak nit bout creating a solid future the other side descendim in sadness at parting? Without the path leading to the snmniit, there would he no need for another, threading on past the foothills, over the next; if the sunlit peak is for a moment forgotten, with a revolution in time, far away the upthrust vertex appears, forever symbolic of achievement . Row I ; S. Vomacka, D. Burns, C. St. Onge, G. Scahill, E. McMahon, J. Naranjo, J. Hebert, M. Santos D. Neal, C. McCarthy. Row 2: M. Stearns, M. Abare, N. Haran, M. McDermott, T. Goonan, P. Hanifin, H. Madden, J. Carty, M. McCarthy, C. Connor. Row 3; E. Spaulding, M. Kennedy, M. Reddy, C. Brault, M. Sullivan, J. Bereswill, M. Erickson, E. Fitzgerald, W. Reardon, B. McBride. Tree Orcition The tree planted on a College cam- pus at the traditional tree planting cere- mony Is, In a sense, a link between the grad- uating class and the school. During the four eventful years of their college life, the stu- dents have been Imbued with many princi- ples and norms which, while invigorating the life of the students as Individuals, are meant, also, to flow over, dynamically. Into the social milieu In which the students live. Graduates so splendidly nourished by their Alma Mater, mentally and spiritually, should, as the years pass, grow and spread the benign Influence which their College enables them to exercise. We know that these thoughts are pres- ent wherever a tree is planted as part of a graduating ceremony. However, even as Catholic Colleges play a distinctive role In the general scheme of education, so, too, we feel that the planting of this tree on our campus, the campus of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, has a particular and appropriate symbolism. 144 Row I : E. Joe, A. Kennedy, A. Holmes, J. Baker, M. A. Cunningham, P. Boyle, B. Shevlln, C. Whitmire, H. Dunne, A. Morin. Row 2; E. Sullivan, A. O ' Connell, P. O’Malley, E. Hoar, J. Doyle, C. Pion, E. Kelley, O. Tully, M. MacDonnell, M. Deitner. Row 3; M. Gallivan, E. Bissonette, C. Kokllananda M. Hanlon, O. Brissette, J. Monaghan. We, as graduates of the Elms, have a deep consciousness of the blessings which have come to all mankind from the tree planted long ago on Calvary. We, as daughters of Our Lady of the Elms, have experienced those blessings In a special way. We know that the blessed Tree of Life represented God ' s loving answer to the havoc wrought by the misuse of the fruit of a tree In Paradise. We know that Golgatha ' s tree has made possible the four years of growth In age and wisdom and truth by which we have been enriched, here at the Elms. A. Buxton, F. Grumm, A. Ferrero, R. Croughwell, Accordingly, as we go forth from our beloved Alma Mater, grateful to her who bears the name of the Mother of the Saviour for all that she has done for us, we do not decline the manifest duty to bring to others the truth that Is ours. We desire that the planting of this tree symbolize also our promise to our devoted teachers that we will endeavor to cherish always and to spread everywhere the blessings we have received through them, from God, Who made all Catholic education possible when He, Incarnate, died on the tree of life on Calvary. Nancy Haran 145 " There lives the dearest freshness deep down thi)igs: A)id though the last lights off the black U ' est went Oh. morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs .... Because the Hoi) Ghost over the bent " orld broods with warm breast and with ohl bright wings. " 147 Class Poem 1-hwi‘nig filiWioits thread a nieshieork of patterns among abstract designs of creation, casting shaded patterns gloieing with learmth of memory, cpdckly ended as need withdraws and instantly recalled to the source. Fire brightness emitted front the speeding particles along the woven plaments leave the latent source and venture out along uticharted courses, following instinctively electronic pattertis set at d ktiowti only by the Maker. Indestructible, forever in inpnity they continue their work, their act of bein alotig unbounded space in the universe; ever widening their arc of interception to form concetitric series of orbits encircling the original, the past, the future iti a hand of glory. The seeds of glory ' s light set in motion by the greatest power to return by divergence into infinity. Francine M. Sr Class Prophecy Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to your " Elms News Caravan . First, a word from our sponsor " From this campus come the world ' s leading Elms girls. No other college can make that statement! The Elms has been known for decade upon decade. Styles and fashions change, but not the Ideals and coals of O.L.E. Why don t you test it for yourself today? You ' ll be happier with yourself for what you ve accomplished here. " Now for a look at the world scene. First, a journey to the International Olympic Sports Tournament taking place In the ma- jestic Swiss Alps. Representing the United States Women ' s Basketball Team are co- captalns of the 1974 championship group, Pat O ' Malley and Mary McDonnell. One of the most difficult events was the Ice skating exhibit executed by Eleanor BIs- sonette (Eleanor Is as sprightly as ever). Barbara McBride and Alice Buxton have tied for the 100 yard free-style swimming title, oemonstratlng spectacular aguatics. They v ere accompanied to Switzerland by their coach, the former Joyce Doyle, now happily married to a physical training Instructor. Mary Anne Stearns, owing to years of prac- tice In a small gray coupe, successfully sur- passed all other eager contestants In the auto race. This up-to-the-minute report Is possible through our chief sports analyst, Eialne Hoar. London . . . Anmarle Kennedy found the " Silver Lining " " Somewhere Over the Rainbow. " Parle .... The grand enrollment guota In the Joan of Art school has already been raised. Miss Bereswill, dean of the new Institute, Is quoted as feeling " the enrollment record Is due probably to our faculty of distinguished artists. Including Margo Delt- ner, Doris Neal, and Juanita Naranjo. " Rome .... Summer fashions are to be previewed for American buyers by the famous Elmite lovelies, Maureen Kennedy and Elizabeth Spaulding. Brazil .... The efficiency of the Inter- national Educational Association headed by Sylvia Vomacka has received presidential acclaims. Sylvia ' s staff Includes Peggy Sul- livan, Interpreter, Anne Ferrero, and Mary Reddy, social workers. On the national scene .... Pittsfield .... Millionairess Joyce Carty has doubled her Investments In the food- stuffs business since Jed Scahlll opened her " Eatle-Ever Baking Company " . All products are tested dally by the board of expert eaters, namely, Nancy Haran, Catherine McCarthy, Marilyn Erickson, and Ceclle Brault. These girls know " home style " bread when they see It! Miami .... Socialite Marie Hanlon has solved her recreation problem. She has purchased a yacht, sentimentally christened 149 " Etude " , and now divides her time between the Bahamas and the Riviera. Washington .... People were whisper- ing and wondering at crashing noises com- ing from the suite of concert star Mercedes Santos. Investigation revealed Miss Santos was breaking LIberace records. Joan Baker, executive record producer and collector, cannot understand why such drastic action was taken. Dallas .... Scientists Winnie Reardon and Liz McMahon are hard at work In the Dallas Institute. Their latest product Is " unpeppered pepper. " Boston .... Claire Connor and Anne Morin have signed a new long term con- tract with the T.V. show of shows " Mr. Ree Song. " By coincidence Anne O ' Connell recently won the jack-pot prize for Identify- ing the secret song. It proved to be the Providence College Alma Mater. Worcester .... Helen Madden has written a book " Dances In My Day " using for background interest her experience of capably organizing a ball. Speaking of writers, we hear that Roberta Croughwell is the author of that marvelous day time serial, " Laura Lorlmer ' s Lacking Love " . Every episode Is guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes. Dorothy Burns has also given a whirl to the literary world, having com- pleted a book entitled " Mathematics My Way " or, " How to Confuse the Human Mind " . New York .... Arlene Holmes and Patricia Hanifin have a knitting business. Commencement Congratulations They specialize In picking up stitches and untangling the yarn of college knitters. Their kind hearts led them to near financial ruin, but they were saved by the manag- ing genius of Eileen Kelley. Holyoke .... Claire St. Onge and Mary Anne Cunningham have exceeded all previous efforts with their new book, " Oul Tu " . Network critics Carole Whitmire and Carol Tully have given the book much ac- claim and recommend It to French students everywhere. Pittsburgh .... Elaine Sullivan has opened a factory that will provide " Blow Hard " paper kleenex for all of Barbara Shevlin ' s kindergarten pupils. Northampton .... Mary Gaillvan and Mary McDermott are operating a walk-as- you-learn school of driving, right next to the Evie FItzgerald-Jackle Hebert hospital 150 for nervous pollcennen and hysterical pedestrians. Springfield .... Patricia Boyle and Evelyn Joe, as presidents of Steiger ' s, were recently awarded golden ladders for their success. Both women advise hard work and reaching perfection in small things before rising to the higher level. Hollywood .... Sultznick announced today that his next extravaganza will star Maureen McCarthy. Miss McCarthy will be the guest of her former classmate and present dramatic artist, Carole Brissette. Chicago .... Arthur Murray reports a keen setback because of competition from the School of Dance directed by Theresa Goonan. Popular classes, instructed by Francine Grumm, have helped revive the Mambo. Brooklyn .... Helen Dunne and Marilyn Abare have bought the Brooklyn Dodgers. Marilyn cut equipment expenses by insist- ing that each player learn to knit his own socks. Washington .... Chamai Kokilananda, Siamese Ambassador to the United States, is once more preparing the embassy for open house to Elms girls. An Invitation to one of her parties is a mark of social prestige. San Francisco .... Claire Pion has submitted a script to Columbia pictures. It has a new twist to a new theory! Inside rumors tell us that it is unequalled in pos- sibilities in the scientific fiction field. Our caravan has reached Its destination . . . . that ' s all for now! This is Joan Cameron, saying " Nice to have had you with us. " joan Caniero)} Monaghan Class Song r- — ' i 1 h — M V -r — r P ■ J Let ma - 5ie s J6 fill Gdcii tieart wifli son , A- i ' J we r r-J-f J—% r searcli vuel3U(J cor- ners llnis I I me IS Mac 7 l iGre in. Uea ,d , Lreas-urc ol dus- ( j J j |-£ ' I . I r r- i r - ' treas-urc of Jus - ( T P T t fire ads, loi el Green and Coli, N o fear l 5 kere G rrr tn ours rrf ,S Coar- dQG and Uts - dorr) oar ZI r ■ m jm A m - JL 1® Si P- zP- i: luldes. an d Ma - rt| dt tine liel i m . r r r I I . I Wind- LY)Q down lane, of k .mgyri- o - ries S=M 7 =i=d U-J. mm We wdU on Our La dij of tLe ti ni 5 . 154 Class Will We, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-five, being of sound mind and body, do declare this to be our Last Will and Testament. Four years of study and sociability spent under the loving care of the Mother of God have brought to us many gifts of Immeasurable and ever-lasting value. Today It is our wish to entrust to your care these gifts which have played so Important a part in our Elm ' s career. To our President, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, we extend our hands and our hearts In grati- tude for the Inspiration which he has afforded us throughout these past four years. To our priests we leave heartfelt thanks for the spiritual and intellectual example which they have shown to us. We fervently pray that the Christian principles which they have imparted to us will become a part of the fabric of our everyday lives and will Influence all of our future dealings with our fellow men. To our beloved Sisters of Saint Joseph, we pledge our everlasting fidelity. They have been divinely Inspired sculptors who have formed and molded our human ideals Into Mary-like Ideals. We pray that we may never cease to be worthy of the honor that is ours as graduates of Our Lady of the Elms. To the entire faculty we leave the firm resolve that is ours, to use to the fullest ex- tent the teachings which you have put forth. It is our hope never to betray the trust you have placed in us by misuse or disuse of the truths which you have taught. To the Juniors we leave the coveted position of leadership which has been your dream for three long years. With this we give you the symbol of this position, our sombre caps and gowns. Yours will be a place of honor and dignity In relation to those of the other classes. We feel certain that you will prove yourselves worthy of such respect. To the Sophs who have so perfectly fulfilled our every expectation of a sister class, we leave the sincere hope that In your next two years at the Elms, you will be blessed with " little sisters " as wonderful as you have been to us. To the Freshmen legionnaires we leave our undying gratitude for the sportsman- ship and spirit which you displayed during initiation and have continued to give evi- dence of throughout the year. We feel as- sured that these outstanding qualities will enable you to carry on In the true Elms tradition for your remaining years as Elm- ites. These are our most prized possessions. They were acquired here at the Elms and here they are to be preserved. It is the hope of each and every Senior that those to whom these treasures have been entrusted will cultivate and perpetuate them through- out the years to come. Thus having disposed of those things most dear to our hearts, we do hereby sign this document on the second day of June in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-five. The Senior Class, College of Our Lady of the Elms Anne M. Morin, Class Attorney 155 In the slackest season of a none too taut number of years on the small green way, it has done these young eyes well to have seen the premiere of a new and stirring play, aptly named " The Gold-Green Years " . We call it a " play " for want of a better title. Drama, comedy, musical — it is all of those and more, a combination so fantastic- ally wrought yet so simply structured, it needs human heart not words to tell its story. Faults? — It has those too, some small, some not so small — But see for yourself. This in a meager resume is the way it went. The curtain opened on a college scene, vivid with the brightness of frantically gay faces, college shop clothes and a brilliant fall day, all of which soon resolved into a setting for the entrance of the newest of under classmen, the freshmen. To follow their passage through four years as this presentation has done in three acts is to tax an already overstrained mind. The sur- face, the ripples that reveal the underlying current and depth is that upon which we shall touch. The first act was the compilation in five short scenes of their first two years. As could be expected the demand on the players was sometimes more than could be handled by mere facial expressions, and fell short of its purpose which was to show the awakening of sixty souls to adulthood. The stronger, more easily gestured emotions, however, sufficed to bring us past the gen- erality of a beginning to the specialization of a developed personality. The first act was a hurried picture of the activities of two years, freshman and sophomore. A week of initiation in which simulated terror had its reign and an ordi- narily monastic atmosphere became satiated in oriental costumes and customs, ended at last with Elms night, the throwing of fresh- man caps and the receiving of the first of a long line of traditions. And in the long lull between this and the second year they be- gan the growth of love called Sodality after which even fun became purposeful and part of a spirit. Professional actors and actresses trying to appear as amateurs may sound ridicu- lously simple, but in reality is nothing of the sort. I have no doubt that this was the case for these professionals attempting the de- lightful amateur antics of a Soph show. The title, " Dulce et Decorum Est; " the substance, the sweetness of youngsters singing and dancing on the sidewalks of old New York, 158 and the dignity of adults at ihe Stork Club appeared symbolic to my mind. The young girls of yesterday were now at last moving into the world of the adult. But this superbly woven mixture of gaiety and solemnity did not end here. The second act began the completion of an ever turning cycle. In a few Incidents ex- tracted from the whole we then saw the third step known as Junior year. These freshmen of two years ago who had watched from the distance were now themselves standing in familiar well-worn places. A tourmaline was slipped on their fingers; a sister was placed under their acknowledged guidance and two literary publications given over to their heretofore unskilled fingers. At the meeting place between two calendar years they begin to walk In the exhausted secretiveness of preparing for a royal ball, Junior Prom. Whether or not a Prince Charming is a reality or a highly overplayed fiction, he appeared one Febru- ary 12th in an ordinarily plain-faced gym transformed by dreams and hard work to a palace. He was there paying court to sixty queens, dancing under a celling of star dusted cheesecloth and gold-painted card- board pillars. And finally almost too soon the third act curtain drew Into sidestage. This was the last time for everything. The gravity of Seniors was acquired as though always there, but then perhaps It was. They be- came the feared initiators and one grey Sunday donned the solemnizing black of caps and gowns. They began a yearbook and In doing so seemed to pull the ending that much nearer. They danced and sang, but In a way that said the long Interval was almost over and the longer, more difficult one eagerly awaiting beginning. Soon It was for some the last time the word " exams " would have significant meaning, and Indeed, the final time for everything green and gold. Commencement week flew and stopped abruptly at the class play, class day, their reception into the foreign land of alumnae. To every soul a crowning glory, to every heart a peak of joy and to every Elms girl, a Senior ball. Beauty seemed suddenly meant for everyone in the flow and sound of light spring gowns, as they rode off to a banquet and later floated on the marble patterned floor of the rotunda. And then, saddest words of tongue or pen — " Pomp and Circumstance " accom- panying sixty black robed adults to a stage and sixty sheepskin diplomas, a fitting curtain for anyone. The scenery of course Is unimportant, the actors, like your daughter or niece or sweetheart. The theme? — the theme Is one that requires an Insight Into the hearts of sixty girls turned women, an Insight that sees in the combined laughter, tears, hates and loves of four short years, the history of sixty preparatory adventurers. And that ' s it — if you ' ve seen It, lived It as we have, you won ' t forget It, as we never shall. Roherut N. Cw zglurtll 159 A I iinmae Association Pres) cl cut Flora V. Millette ' ‘ue Preside} Helen B. O ' Neill I recisiirer Mrs. Everett Walsh Kecorcl } g Secre ciry Dorothy O’Brien Ccjrres j)cj)id } g Secretiiry Anna Mae Martin Dear Seniors: May I, on behalf of all of fhe Alumnae of Our Lady of the Elms, extend congratu- lations to you as you graduate and com- mend you for a job well begun! The zeal and devotion with which you have so graciously undertaken and so earnestly ful- filled your various tasks while students at the Elms indicate to the Alumnae that you, as a class and as individuals, will bring to the Association these same fine gualities. During this time you are, no doubt, experiencing mixed feelings of nostalgia for the scenes of your college days and of eagerness fo be about whatever work you have chosen to do. You may wonder where the last four years have flown and, at the same time, you may think they will never end. And these are good signs because they show that you have learned well the lessons studied at the feet of our Lady and thaf you are now ready to go forth and do Her Son ' s Work. And each of you will leave a bit of herself at the Elms and each of you will carry a bit of the Elms with her wher- ever she may go. That is why we invite you and, indeed, why we urge you to come with your loyalty and your independence, with your ingenuousness and your ingenuity, with your understanding and your faith, come Flora V. Millette and be numbered among the Alumnae of Our Lady of fhe Elms! You will find yourselves, even as we, faking pride in " furthering the well-being of the institution presently known as the Col- lege of Our Lady of the Elms, and Its grad- uates " by means of " adherence to Catho- lic principles, as embodied in the life and purpose of the College, and by mutual example and united Catholic Action. " You will be happy, even as we, that you have left a bit of yourselves at the Elms and that, indeed, you carry a bit of the Elms with you, wherever you may go. Most sincerely. Flora V. Millette 160 Full Page Ads have been generously contributed by Hanifin Pontiac Inc. Nelllston, New York The Freshman Class The Junior Class The Sophomore Class FHon. Walter J. Trybulski Mayor of Chicopee Our Alumnae Our Year Book Printer Acker Printing Co. 191 Chestnut St., Springfield Jack Moulthrop, Representative Half Page Ads by Guimond ' s Drug Store Chicopee St. Germain Studio Gur Glass Photographer Quarter Page Ads by Louis N. Abare Wlnchendon, Mass. H. P. Hood Sons 303 Locust St., Springfield E. W. Larkin Go. 3 1 Elm St., Springfield Neuman ' s Market Pittsfield Parkway Theatres, Inc. 200 Boston Road, North Wilbraham Reardon ' s Garage Holyoke Mr. Mrs. Walter Stearns Longmeadow Frank Su livan Go. Ho yoke William F. Sul Ivan Go. 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MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY • SPRINGFIELD • MASSACHUSETTS COMPLIMENTS OF THE LOG CABIN EASTHAMPTON ROAD HOLYOKE, MASS. 173 T MORRIS FUR STORAGE I W hen YOU decide to buy her a diamond . . . Dorothy Morris O’Connor, Elms Alumna 1 The fau that we have a reputation for tine diamonds v ill he impt ' rtant to ou. Few Cleaning — Repairing — Re-Styling people have experience in assessing the C]ualit of diamonds, but we have, and we are proud of using it in your service, to enable you to make the best possible purchase. ♦ Select a diamond of known quality Priced $75 to $1200 Divided Payments At No Pxtra Charge 584 State Street GERALD F. MORAN JEW ' ELPRS • OPTICIANS 3H Vernon St. Telephone RE 3-4185 SPRINGFIELD, xMASS. Telephone RE 4-1363 All work guaranteed Best Wishes . . . LIBERTY RADIO T V CENTER. INC. LASHER ' S Inc. SALES — TELEVISION — SERVICE 1 131 Main Street LY 4-9575 | 9 Chicopee Falls, Mass. . 833 Liberty St. Springfield, Mass. 1 ! r ■ COMPLIMENTS OE JOSEPH F. LOUGHREY George O. 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