Date Due | 1 t wmk — Elmata. 725I R .C55E 18709 1956 LD 7251 • C55E 1956 18709 ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIVES 291 SPRINGFIELD ST. CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 m I | 1 L; S K 1 J : ' - 4 mn ggi’ Hit m i I s |g ill I ■SB k I 1 1 B n 7 g S|, Editor-in-chief Jean M. Shea Editor-ex-officio Jeannette C. Tash Business Manager Joan E, Benedict Art Editor Claire K. Tefft Associate Editors Louise E. Champagne, Alice T. Gallagher, Ellen A. Moore, Elizabeth L. Morrissey, Claire K. Tefft. College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee, Massachusetts 4 DEDICATION Laus tibi, Christi! We praise Thee, O Christ! In study, recreation, prayer. It is You, our Cross, After Whom we seek in all things And so, it is that after these Our four and formative years of Quietude and growth We place our lives in Your Creative Hands as Guideposts To a future mirrored in our eyes by a light As yet untarnished and Unaltered by a swift-paced. Changing world. We walk away, our steps never faltering But slow-paced, into this world Where our soul cry will be For these four years and all they gave Laus tibi, Christe! 6 Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon , D.D. - lit CHRISTUM F£RAM)l f Through his guiding love We stand To give praise to Thee , O Christ. For time is not eternity And the Valedictory but to be Expected. Therefore, take this, the token That you have borne Him To confiding hearts. Let not your direction Be lost To us who must traffic the stream Of mundane secularism To arrive at our Home, To chant Our chorus: Laus Tibi Christi! Ever waiting, ever willing i m Right Reverend George A. Shea D.D., Ph.D. Ask the little ones from his parish school as they hasten home why they are so happy. They will tell you that the pastor came and saw them that day. Ask anyone who knows him why they are so at peace, and they will tell you that they talked with him at length recently. There is an air of kindness and tranquility that pervades the very at- mosphere in which he walks. This air of absolute serenity which surrounds him comes from the knowledge he acquired in order to serve God and from the wisdom that has come in serving Him. Because he sought the Truth with an open, scholar ' s mind, he found in Truth the reward that comes from submitting to His will in all things. 11 Faculty Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, D.D. President Right Reverend George A. S hea, D.D., Ph.D. Vice-President Sister Rose William, B.A., M.A. Dean Reverend Thomas B. Pierce, B.A., J.C.B., S.T.D. Religion, Chaplain Reverend Joseph A. Burke, B.A., S.T.B., S.T.L. Religion 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. French, Spanish Sister Teresa Marie, B.A., M.A. Mathematics Sister Mary Antonella, B.A., M.A. History Sister Lawrence Marie, B. Mus. Music Sister Helen Clare, B.A., M.A. French, Spanish Sister Mary Chrysostom, B.A., M.A. Education Sister James Mary, B.A. German, Journalism Sister Margaret James, B.S. Biology Sister Anna Cecilia, B.A., M.A. Latin, Mathematics Sister John Martha, B.A., M.A. Sociology Sister Maria Maurice, B.S. Chemistry, Physics Sister Rose Dolores, B.A., M.A. Art, English, Spanish Sister Mary Oswald, B.A., M.A. History, Mathematics Sister Teresa Daniel, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian Sister Florence Joseph, B.A., B.S. in L.S. Librarian, Child Literature Sister Ignatius Loyola, B.A., M.A. English 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 Walter F. Halpin, A.B., M.A. Dramatics, Speech We will not remember every Truth you have ever taught us. And we doubt that this Was your intent. But of one truth You may be sure. We will Remember. We will recall that it was you Who gave us our example in all things — In study; recreation; and in prayer. We watched you walk through the Exact same halls as we, and Yet there was a difference, for you Always did remember who you were And what should be our role. Because we were allowed. If only for a little while To know you and to see you day to day. We gained enough in memories to last Us for a lifetime. For this we pray, Laus tibi, Christe! Father ' s guileless nature meets the world with boyish grin and jaunty, lighthearted step; seeking to remedy all minor ills by cheerfulness. If Father ' s life has known much of shadow, it has been lightened to a point the world may not see, or even guess it there, except that all men know it. We see only lightness there, perhaps, only per force of this same cheerfulness. An outstanding characteristic of Father Pierce is his sincere interest in people — all people. It is not strange then that Father ' s favorite pursuit is furthering the know- ledge, practice, and love of the liturgy. For here in prais- ing God he knows all people meet. Those he knows and holds dear, those he ' ll never meet, those he has yet to meet someday. Here he finds a common ground to know them all a little better. Father meets and talks with everyone quite easily; for it is not easy to talk to a person, when you have just been talking, as he has, to God with him? Father Burke is like the swiftly flowing stream. It laughs and sings quite merrily, but beneath the surface lies deep and still. Father has made many a day more pleasant for us by the sunshine of his ready laughter. In between his pleasant quips he has given us a deeper joy, more steady, to cling to if we will, a joy to walk with us in all the paths we will ever have to tread, bumpy or smooth. It is in these moments that one sees the beauty of the deep silence of his soul. One glimpse of this silent reservoir and you perceive that it is the source of all that Father is. You know why the keeness of the sparkle in his eye, why the happy, ready laughter. It accounts too for the seeming boyishness of his manner and appearance. Paradoxically it is maturity that causes the boylike exuberance and radiating cheerfulness of soul. Having put " first things first " , he helps us, too, to build a strong reservoir of faith. REV. ROBERT H. STAFFORD Philosophy With boyish charm and a warm smile of greeting for each and every Elms girl Father Stafford has breezed his way into our hearts and planted there the seed of reverent love reserved for our philosophy professors because they understand the quirks of the feminine mind when assimilat- ing their favored subject. With a twinkle in his eye (and is that a ghost of a smile I see hovering on his lips?) he listens to " why we can ' t have the test Friday " and " why I didn ' t have time to study last night " — and gives in every time. His patient explanations always elucidate even the most obscure theses. A perpetual aura of quiet friendliness surrounds our Father Stafford and endears him to all his earthly as well as heavenly associates. 16 w, There is not an adage to describe him. His very being defies any combination of words in any language to do him justice. From the moment that he enters (with hand to fore- head in a characteristic gesture known only to us who have seen it) until the final bell and " Well, that ' s the way it goes, " the class takes on an air of interest and awareness that attests his thorough knowledge of the subject at hand. His notes, meticulous and exact hint of the preparation which goes into every class and every other thing he does for us. Because he shows us so much care we truly call him " Father. " •Skf fjr REV. THOMAS F. DEVINE Education Wm HI » Father ' s character shows many different facets. The underlying spark beneath them all comes from the joy he has at having a firm hold on the way to happiness. A soft, half chuckling tone weaves its way through his speech letting some of this same joyousness spill over in expression. In his more pensive moods one senses his keen delight at weighing thoughts. Each new idea gathered from his musings brings note of happy discovery to his face. Eyes alight, the mouth twitches quickly upward in lines of pleased satisfaction. This thoughtful sensitivity finds great beauty in all the little things: trees bowed gracefully to autumn wind, the relaxed sound of hearty laughter, the pleasantness of a pulsating rhythm. If one has seen his gaunt figure bowed, the laughter lines fled from round his mouth, as he makes the stations of the Cross,- one knows that he is seeing with Christ all the emptiness of the multitude crying out its need. He turns then and brings them Christ by the teaching of his actions. REV. VINCENT O ' CONNOR Sociology Father ' s keen glancing eye looks analytically at warped humanity and by the strength of his own soul ' s straightness relieves its wretchedness. The gentleness of his warm smile and his easy going speech release the chains of worry and of fear, giving soothing, strengthening peace a chance to enter in. There in this peacefulness, Father plants a seed of love to bring hope and joy giving life to the weary soul. Nourished and fed on Christ, Father reaches out to fill the lonely emptiness of hungry, barren souls crying out for life. He walks through the multitudes with Christ seeing the desperateness of their needs and the secret anguish of their hearts. Because he leaves a touch of Truth, of Love, behind, men ' s lives are happier for seeing Christ through him. He teaches us to cultivate a pulsating sensitivity to the needs and loneliness of our fellow men. Having seen this need he leads us to the feet of Christ that we may be nourished and grow strong. Waxing strong he sends us forth to feed others by our strength. CHARLES R. GADAIRE Biology Not a single budding young scientist does Doctor Gadaire intend should leave the Elms without first being thoroughly indoctrinated with the wonders of science and the challenge it offers. From freshman natural science, through physiology, bacteriology, embryology, and seminar, he makes us aware of the place in the world for the inquisitive mind. Could it be the relaxed informality and lively dis- cussions which spirit us on to interest in the latest virus or best way to make cottage cheese? And never los- ing his sense of dignity, he combines the wisdom of the truly learned with the jauntiness that only they can afford. ROBERT I. O ' HERRON Chemistry A calm quietness is the keynote of Mr. O ' Herron ' s chemistry classes. It radiates from two sources: an efficiency born of thorough knowledge of his profes- sion and a second, deeper cause; that of a firmly rooted, living faith. Mr. O ' Herron teaches us not only principles of chemistry, but, by his example, the principle of living Christianity. He looks at science with great childlike simplicity of heart and sees the wonder there. He con- veys this sense of wonder to us by a word, a gesture, by the expression of interested delight on his face, causing you too to wonder, to respect, and to love the Cause of these phenomena. To see Mr. O ' Herron with his family is to see him at his best. His very masculine gentleness and heart rooted kindness are personified when he chuckles softly with a little laughing towhead who had shrieked, " Daddy, " and hurled herself into his arms. 20 GUERDLINE K. CURRAN This charming lady with a family of her own considers us as such also. And she will share a problem if it is burdensome, or a joy if it knows no bounds. In her pattern there is a place for everyone, because she understands that for everyone to whom God has given abundant health, there is another one who bears part of the world ' s suf- fering. In this world where physical perfection is the standard whereby all are judged, neither one is neglected by Mrs. Curran. From the " Test " she administers each year the very last class before Christmas, to the May- pole Dance that brightens the newly arrived spring, it truly can be said that hers is a life of dedication. WALTER F. HALP1N It is seldom that one can devote himself entirely to the perfection of his craft. And when anyone even undertakes this task, it is because his desire for this perfection springs from a love that is both for the work and for the One who is the master Worker. Yet we have been privileged to see one of these devoted people, one whose whole mind and soul are ordained to making his craft, the art of the theater, a part of us. This task was easier for Mr. Halpin because it is so much a part of him. Whether acting or directing, whether in class or out, he is surrounded by an air of intensity which springs from a desire to give always of his best. This intensity cannot, however, mask the warm human quality that springs out at you when after a particularly long rehearsal he says quietly and concernedly, " Don ' t you think that you could rest awhile tomorrow morning? You look very tired. " 23 ■mm: hath flowed to the ends U N v.;. : » . n ' • y. v -?v ' iiiv V ,; whence knowledge SENIORS We assumed the title eagerly And savored every syllable Of Senior. We bore it as have others With full realization that This is a privilege granted But for one year of our lives. And thus it was but natural That this new dignity fit Differently on different shoulders For this is and has been Always in God ' s plan. So after having worn the title Profectingly like our cap and gown. We leave it — our Seniorhood behind. But the name and the accomplishments Have been inscribed in our hearts. In our lives, and in the Book of Life. For what we are, and with Your aid, can Laus tibi, Christe! Sodality, Advisory Board 1 NFCCS Class Treasurer 1 Elmata Business Manager Glee Club 3, 4 Sociology Club 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3 (T), 4 Student Council 4 JOAN ELIZABETH BENEDICT Springfield Hers is the fantastic ability to Accomplish much without excess Energy or comment. She possesses A personality that few can Ever match although they struggle For a lifetime. Intelligence and Practical competence combine to Bring to her a wit and way truly classical And place her on the Way that all men seek. 28 BARBARA JANE BRITT Northampton Innocent beauty, she stately walks Through life; calmly penetrating All matter, and lighting The world by her lucid thoughts. Quiet laugh and rose-hued cheek Betray inner happiness That kindled, sparkles in her eyes And overflows in quick and graceful movement. In her strong will, truth finds a foothold. 29 CONSTANCE MADALYN BRUNET Springfield You have to know Connie to really Appreciate what has been Combined in her to produce A quiet, thoughtful intelligence With the ability to convulse A group with wholesome, healthy laughter. Levelheaded, she has accomplished What all attempt, a true education With as little fuss as the law will permit. Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1, 2 Corte Castellano 1 ,2, 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 2 30 Sodality NFCCS Class Vice-President 4 Athletic Association 1 International Relations Club 2, 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Student Council 3, 4 Tourmaline 3 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 JOAN VIRGINIA BRUNET Springfield Words are her tools. To be turned into clever conversation Or penetrating poetry, making one pause in wonder. A graceful wand of a girl, yet a lady. Serene and confident, her laughter is As refreshing as a spring breeze. Maturity molds her life And femininity her every gesture. 31 Sodality, Advisory Board 1 NFCCS Class Vice-President 2 Athletic Association 1 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Student Council 2, 3 SHIRLEY ANN CHAMBERLAIN Springfield An old-fashioned heart with modern tastes. Her eager mind quickly discerns reality from fantasy. While a subtle wit penetrates to the core of Any question and quickly resolves it. Life thus becomes an exciting voyage And romance can be found around any corner. She greets each new day eagerly And holds open house in her heart everyday. 32 Sodality NFCCS Class Parliamentarian 3, 4 C.C.D. Club 4 Cercle Francois 1, 2, 3, 4(T) Elmata Associate Editor Elmscript 3 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 LOUISE EVA CHAMPAGNE Indian Orchard A quiet lady with a fluent tongue, Calm and unruffled; one suddenly Becomes aware of a keen wit and contagious laughter. Precise in all she does. Order is Heaven ' s first law and hers too. Always ready with a helping hand, Inward tranquillity shines in her eyes. And tells that her steps are always toward the Son. ' ' 1 i k 33 Sodality, Advisory Board 1 NFCCS Athletic Association 1, 2 Sociology Club 2, 4 Student Council 4 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3(VP) PHYLLIS ANN CIMINI Pittsfield Giving to all, not from herself, but of herself, Kindness is her word. She generates the sympathetic warmth Of the hearthfire which welcomes The weary winter traveler. Mirrored in her eyes is a delightful spark Of unsuppressable mischief, but still More intense is the fire fed by three steady lamps, Faith, hope and love. 34 Sodality NFCCS Glee Club 3, 4 Monsignor Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3(VP), 4(P) Sociology Club 2, 3 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 Worcester Undergraduate Club 1, 2, 3, 4 v BARBARA ANN CONGRAM Fitchburg Comfortable domestication, At home with yarn and such. She ever perceives that time Mellows beauty into things grown old. Hence, there are moments When time stands still for her That she may glimpse beauty otherwise hid. With simple candor, she may argue you in circles ' Til you fall victim to her sincere gentleness. 35 Sodality NFCCS Class Secretary 3, 4 Athletic Association 1, 2 Elmscript 3 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1 BARBARA ANN CONLIN West Springfield Friendliness personified, Ffer quiet quips provoke Hilarity, and her graceful Blushes warm one ' s heart. Little girl, lost in the Wonderland of life, she Moves quietly but surely onward. Her clear, calm eyes mirror The sincerity and truth Which live in her soul. 36 Sodality NFCCS American Chemical Society 1, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4(Director) Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 3 MARGUERITE TERESA COTE Springfield Well poised mistress of many things She converses, with effortless ease, On politics, jazz, or the latest from Dior; Then plunges deeper to theses of philosophy Or newest theories from the science lab. She searches to the roots of matter, Then decisively, she states her thoughts Upon them with unfeigned frankness. 37 A f . MARY FAITH CROWLEY Forestville, Connecticut Pilot at the helm of the ship ' 56 During a turbulent year, she guided Hesitantly yet safely. No more can be asked. Serene, comforting and gracious Joy unbounded reflects from every facet Of her being, ready to be shared In one sweeping motion of friendship. Sodality NFCCS Class President 3 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 C.C.D. Club 4 Elmscript 3 Sociology Club 1, 2, 3, 4(P) Student Council 2 (T ), 3, 4 Verdeoro 4 38 Sodality NFCCS Glee Club 1, 2, 3 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 THERESE MARY DOWD Springfield Frankness took up Residence in her, and When we needed an Opinion unsullied by the Trend of current thought, we went To her. Beneath her blase. Casual manner she hides a Depth that her friends have seen By simply looking in her eyes. 39 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1 International Relations Club 2 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 JOAN MARIE DOYLE Springfield A helping hand Always willing to do that Extra thing that absolutely Must be done is her great gift To ' 56. When her smile Lights up her face and she Says even one word, we know She really means it. 40 Sodality NFCCS LOIS ANNE MARIE EISENMANN Springfield International Relations Club 2 Sociology Club 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4; Verdeoro 1 She has a whimsical Nature that lends to everything She does a truly childlike sincerity. And she becomes alarmed if even One of the least of God ' s creatures Is hurt or does not have a friend. Truly, age will not destroy her wonder And she will ever remain young. : mmm JB sl 41 Sodality, Advisory Board 2 NFCCS Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Student Council 1 MARY MALVINA FITZGERALD West Springfield Eyes glinting with surpressed merriment Precede her warm smile and friendly greeting. She understands exactly how to make you Feel at home. Every inch a lady, the courtesies she shows And the manner of their execution Belie calm dept hs of compassionate under- standing For a grief you do not wish to bear alone Or a bright new joy you wish to share. 42 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1 MJB Debating Club 1 Sociology Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3(T), 4(P) MARY MARGARET FITZGERALD North Adams Perky and pert, reminiscent of a carousel. To whom all the world is a symphony. Her impish grin, too contagious to ignore, Is sometimes hidden in moments of contem- plation. She unfolds each day some new source of delight By indelibly impressing all With the magic of joy. 43 Sodality NFCCS Class Vice-President 1 C.C.D. Club 4 Glee Club 1, 2, 3 ( 4 International Relations Club 1(S), 2, 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Cub 2, 3, 4 SUSAN DULLEA FOOTIT Springfield " Susie " , a missionary spirit In a beautifully modulated voice, An outspoken advocate of what is Traditionally correct; respectful And respected, she finds no Problem insurmountable. One can further say that no one Is more polite or sensitive To little things that others often Miss. It was a pleasure to See her walk among us. 44 Sodality NFCCS Class Treasurer 2 A Cappella 1 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Corte Castellano 1 Elmata Associate Editor International Relations Club 2, 3, 4 MJB Debating Club 1 Sociology Club 2 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 4 ALICE THERESA GALLAGHER Springfield Precisely bandboxed beauty. Sincerity asparkle in her eyes. She paints for you a picture Of soft colors. Her hands are made for mothering And all skillful homey arts With which she makes expressed reality Of the abstract, human sympathy. That glows so warm within her heart. 45 MARILYN GRACE GILMARTIN Pittsfield Sincerest of the sincere, Calm as a peaceful breeze, Unruffled by trouble, She has an art for listening. But also a level head for giving advice. She speaks softly, yet her words Have depth and comfort And an abiding goodness. A pleasure to know. She is a friend to cherish always. Sodality NFCCS Class Treasurer 4 Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Monsignor Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4 46 Sodality NFCCS CECILIA CHRISTINE GOONAN Chicopee Falls Quiet bit of sunshine that suddenly Turns away the clouds with sudden quip And mischief-sparked, bubbling spring of laughter. Calm acceptance of each day for what it is Gives strength and unity to all her tasks. She bends and offers all, quite simply. By doing all the small things Well. 47 ANNE MARIE GRIFFIN Springfield A tiny person with The tiniest of voices She graced our days with A freshness and engaging sweetness That brightened the dullest day. Never known to anger or To surrender to harshness, She weighed all things before She spoke and then gave an opinion. 48 Sodality, Advisory Board 3, 4 NFCCS C.C.D. 4 Cercle Francois 1, 2 Flolyoke-Northampton Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 MARY LOUISE GRIFFIN South Hadley It may be said of others That they are diligent, But she is their inspiration. With a straightforward simplicity And a smile. She will take Time out to laugh with Us, but when she knows That she has left a task Unfinished, she returns again To get it done. 49 Sodality NFCCS Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4 BARBARA JOAN GUYER Springfield A pertly tilted head, amused Grey eyes, perky pony tail And lilting laugh hide the savoir faire Of a scientist. An eager listener And a voluble speaker, this Junior newcomer has found her place As one of us. She leaves in passing The haunting refrain of a pretty Tune unwittingly disturbing tranquility. 50 Sodality NFCCS C.C.D. Club 4 Corte Castellano 2, 3(T), 4(VP) Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 International Relations Club 4 Sociology Club 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4(T) Verdeoro 2, 4 TERESA ANN HARRIS Chicopee Falls Inquisitive mind reaches out In search of life. Finding it in knowing people, She blends with them, and lives as one. Joyfully giving of her deep contentment In return for knowledge of the how ' s and why ' s That make the world go ' round. A quiet leader from whom deep knowledge In wisdom can speak out. 51 Sodality, Advisory Board 3 NFCCS Athletic Association 1 Glee Club 3, 4 Sociology Club 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3(VP), 4 MARY ELIZABETH HOAR Springfield Reserved and always attentive, She radiates that quality of quiet contemplation Which springs from a deep and abiding peace. Her tranquility reflects a sincere simplicity And warmth of spirit often associated With the favor of friendship bestowed. These qualities express themselves on different occasions In different ways. Yet, One always finds them present. 52 EILEEN COWENS KELLY Springfield Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1 Cercle Francois 2, 3, 4 Corte Castellano 1, 2, 3(S), 4(P) Glee Club 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Positive and precise, Prompt and always poised, Her exacting spirit was our example. First things first is her belief And she does them well Down to the last tiny detail. A ssuredly, her life will continue In this way, and when it ends On her account will be " She did her very best. " iSmj 111 53 Sodality NFCCS American Chemical Society 3(T), 4(T) Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Junior Prom General Chairman Monsignor Doyle Science Club 1 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3(P) Student Council 1, 2 LORRAINE JUNE KELLY Springfield Sweet Lorraine of " Orchids in the Moonlight " fame, The perfect hostess to enhance the night of nights, She possesses that certain composure which makes her Equally at home among test tubes, smoker parties Or Holy Cross week-ends. And yet, she looks beyond, waiting And hoping for the fulfillment of lofty aspira- tions. 54 Sodality NFCCS American Chemical Society 1, 2, 3, 4 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 1, 2 Initiation Co-Chairman Verdeoro 4 Wifi JOA PATRICIA LAVERTY New Providence, New Jersey On wings of song and laughter She searches for Truth, and finds It In a spring morning or a rainbow. A clever wit disguises, but cannot conceal, The sympathy mirrored in clear eyes. In love with life, she dresses The drabest detail in beauty. Her friendship is a priceless and enduring Treasure, not lightly bestowed. 55 Sodality 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4(P) NFCCS Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 C.C.D. Club 4 MJB Debating Club 1 Sociology Club 4 Student Council 4 Verdeoro 2, 3, 4 Who ' s Who 4 JANE MARIE LILLY North Adams A trace of whimsicality is but one facet Of a captivating harmony sometimes termed Her personality. A searcher Reaching out to incorporate into her being All that is sweet, all that is good, Thus culminating in a subtle Yet great depth of spirituality. Rarely hidden are the soft aura of femininity And the winsome ways of this Lass with the delicate air. 56 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Cercle Francois 1, 2 International Relations Club 3, 4(P) Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3 Verdeoro 1, 3, 4(T) JOAN GERTRUDE LINCOLN Thorndike Quietly she enters lives and warms Them with wisdom and gentle humor. Neat and nice, the mischievous twinkle In blue eyes enhances her femininity. She finds the Good in everything While fingers brush over ivory keys And pause to listen. A lovely melody once heard lives on In the heart always. 57 Sodality, Advisory Board 4 NFCCS fv N U Glee Club, Accompanist 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 MARY MARGARET MacDONALD Springfield Her look is wistful, But her actions have a Definite practical reality. Like a Dresden figurine, her Fragility has one wondering How such strength can flow From it. Still, she is not just Light and daintiness, she is Good and true and loyal, in short, A lovely human being. 58 Sodality NFCCS National Liturgy Chairman 3, 4 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Corte Castellano 1, 2 Sociology Club 2 Verdeoro 1, 2, 4 JOAN MARIE MARBY Pittsfield Sugar and spice and everything nice; Definite as an exclamation point. And dainty as a bit of fine lace, is Joan. Thoughtfully precise, she moves through life With completely feminine logic. A flair for fashion and philosophy. Like quicksilver, eluding the grasp, She leaves a lasting memory of light And graceful motion. 59 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1, 2, 3 Cercle Francois 1 International Relations Club 4 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 JOAN MICHELLE McCABE Pittsfield Equally at home in a drawing room or a kitchen. Her unique laughter polishes a dull day. Outward sophistication masks a sentimental side Of soft music and poetry as she walks Casually yet carefully through life. Her steady gaze searches for reality And leaves behind shining memories of A willing hand and generous heart. 60 J Sodality NFCCS Class President 2 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Monsignor Doyle Science Club 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 4 Student Council 1 Verdeoro 4 MARILYN MARIE McCLERNON Old Lyme, Connecticut Sun bronzed; ruddy, wind kissed cheeks Turned ever to the hopeful brightness Of their polestar, sun; Twinkling eyes that dance In tune with an ever-present chuckle Sprung from tap roots sunk deep in joy. She leads one, in her enthusiasm, to love The zest for sport and freedom of the open 61 Sodality NFCCS Cercle Francois 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4(P) Corte Castellano 3, 4 Student Council 1, 2, 3(S) Worcester Undergraduate Club 1, 2, 3, 4(P) Verdeoro 1, 3, 4 JEAN THERESA MELOCHE Spencer Vibrantly alive, this is the Comedienne par excellence of the contagious Laughter that will ring in our memory Long after the source has regained Its calm repose. But when occasion Demands it, she does always what is Right and fitting with sincerity And smiling eyes and a heart of purest gold. 62 Sodality NFCCS A Cappella 3, 4 American Chemical Society 3, 4 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3 ,4 Elmata Associate Editor Glee Club 2 Verdeoro 4 ELLEN ANNE MOORE New Brunswick, New Jersey Sunshine and showers, laughter and tears. She looks with delightful uncertainty toward The future. A hidden spark of poetry Blazes up on occasion like violets Growing in February ' s snows. Her mind Touches many things and makes th em hers. She leaves us fond memories of a light heart and true. 63 F. NOREEN PATRICIA MORIARTY Holyoke Never too absorbed to find the mysteries Unfolded only to the inquiring mind and earnest seeker, She finds excitement in every phase of learning. But this is a cheerful, happy-go-lucky scholar Going gladly to class or festivity. Hers, then, is a life revolving in An unquenchable thirst for knowledge and friendship In the light of that most beautiful of all virtues — Faith. 64 Sodality NFCCS Regional Liturgy Chairman 3 Class Secretary 1 Corte Castellano 1, 2 Elmata Associate Editor International Relations Club 3, 4 Student Council 3, 4(P) Tourmaline Co-Editor 3 Verdeoro 1, 2 Who ' s Who 4 ELIZABETH LOUISE MORRISSEY Pittsfield Deep thoughts and hidden beauty Find expression in her pen. Half serious, half laughing eyes Blaze suddenly in a flash of merriment To reveal the depth and sparkling clarity That lie, half hidden, beneath a serious coun tenance. In her is felt a magnetism that draws one Close to Truth, at Whose feet she frequently Must sit and look, and love, and listen. 65 Sodality NFCCS Springfie v ■V MARGARET MARY MURPHY Indian Orchard Small in stature and unlimited in potentialities for merry-making, She is the sugar and spice without which nothing is complete. Unrestricted by the demands of time, " Murph " manages with dexterity that continual ' After the bell ' appearance. Unnoticed by the casual observer. She suppresses, under the guise of nonchalance, A gigantic generosity and definite knowledge of what Life can hold for those who seek. 66 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1 Cercle Francois 1, 2, 3, 4 Corte Castellano 1, 2, 3, 4(T) Monsignor Doyle Science Club 4 ADORACION ANICETO MUSNGI Santiago Isabela, Philippines Petite and feminine. Always the charmer, she possesses An amazing ability to make friends And feel at ease in unfamiliar surroundings. Her wide-eyed wonderment At all things American, the first Glimpse of snow and a surprised " It ' s cold! " , pizza, unexpectedly delicious. Delighted us. Her lovely face will Linger in our memories. 67 Sodality NFCCS C.C.D. Club 4(P) Glee Club 3, 4 Holyoke Undergraduate Club 2(S), 3(VP), 4(P) International Relations Club 3(VP), 4 Student Council 1 Who ' s Who 4 MARIE GEMMA O ' CONNOR Holyoke Irish eyes that always smile And eager feet ever ready to dance. Her presence embroidered our days with silver. Conscientious and just carefree enough, She is fascinated by the unknown. An enchanting bit of blarney can. When the time is ripe, wind through her words. Hope lives in her heart, and thus Will keep her always young. 68 Sodality NFCCS Elmscript Co-Editor 3 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 4 Worcester Undergraduate Club 1, 2(S), 3, 4 MARGARET ANNE O ' MELIA Worcester Irish bit of whimsy, she charms you With little girl smile and infectious giggle; And then with a well turned word. She transports you to fairyland Where she has fashioned spritely images To trip prettily across your fancy. Pixie-like, she goes through life Leaving behind the pleasant visage Of a modern day ' Alice-in-Wonderland ' . 69 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1 Glee Club 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Cub 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 4 CHARLOTTE GRACE PONTIAC Springfield Unhurrying, unruffled but not Unaware of the world about her, She enjoys it to the fullest be it In traveling or trying on clothes. A firm believer that everyone should Follow the sun in summer, Her straightforward look and Manner remain long after her faithful car Is out of sight and down the road. 70 Sodality NFCCS American Chemical Society 1, 3, 4 Athletic Association 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4(P) Monsignor Doyle Science Club 1, 2(T), 3, 4 Verdeoro 3, 4 JOAN AGNES ROGERS Beacon, New York Earnestly sincere, she follows Wherever duty beckons, And having plied both heart and will She turns through quiet diligence All things toward perfection. In her mind there burns a question As to the ' why ' of everything Which winds life thread through a Myriad of activities to give life meaningful unity. 71 Sodality NFCCS Springfield Undergraduate Club 3, 4 MADELEINE GABRIELLE SAVARIA Chicopee Madge — blond casual and collegiate — Or should we say ' tres chic ' ? A welcome addition to our Junior ranks And from such a distance, too!?! Discussions in philosophy class begin with her " But, Father " . She keeps the smoker hopping With a live-wire brand of bridge and humor. But sincerity is never disguised, as She envelopes all in the sunrise of a smile. 72 Sodality NFCCS Class Parliamentarian 2 Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4 Elmata Editor in Chief MJB Debating Club 1 Sociology Club 2 Tourmaline Co-Editor 3 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 Who ' s Who 4 Worcester Undergraduate Club 1, 2, 3(VP), 4 JEAN MARIE SHEA Millbury A flair for the dramatic, She walks apart, star in her own right. In the apprenticeship of building life She has learned that strength molds beauty; And so, she chooses to accent always. That which is positive. So doing, she bends discarded, weaker tools To fit the mold found perfect for Welding all things with meaning Into an eternal destiny. 73 Sodality, Advisory Board 2 NFCCS C.C.D. Club 4 Cercle Francois 1, 2 Corte Castellano 2 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Student Council 4 ELIZABETH ELLEN SHEEHAN Springfield Her voice is high And so are her ideals. Appreciative of the least little Service, she returns it A hundredfold by merely smiling For us. No wonder she is Blessed with an abiding faith And a deep tranquility that can Be acquired, but usually not By one so young as she. 74 Sodality NFCCS Glee Club 1, 2, 3(T), 4(P) Tourmaline Business Manager 3 RACHEL NANCY SICILIANO East Longmeadow Classic features and a brilliant smile Whisper of her warm heart. Golden notes of song float effortlessly Through familiar halls and generosity In essence lends awareness that here. The golden rule finds a home. Patiently persistent, yet often pausing To dream of a land somewhere over a rainbow, She knows no strangers, For everyone is a friend. 75 Sodality NFCCS Corte Castellano 1, 2, 3, 4 Glee Club 2, 3, 4 Initiation Co-Chairman Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 MARTHA ANNE SPONSKE Springfield Martha of the many bracelets — Looking as if she had just stepped from a page In ' Mademoiselle ' . Savoir faire personified, Crisp and engagingly effervescent, She enriches all whom she encounters. A formidable co-captain of Initiation, She hid beneath a stern countenance, A merry spirit and a superabundant capacity to enjoy life. 76 Sodality NFCCS Athletic Association 1, 3 Glee Club 3, 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4; Springfield Undergraduate Club 2(S), 3, 4 Student Council 2 CHRISTINE BRIDGID SULLIVAN Springfield Vivacious as an Irish tune. She has that fresh and wind-blown look. Quick of wit with a smile that enlivens, Eyes gleaming with friendliness. She presents a picture Calm yet carefree, always with That glad to be alive look. Hers is a special kind of mettle. Clothed in sunshine. 77 Sodality NFCCS Class President 4 A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4 Cercle Francois 1, 2(T), 3, 4 Corte Castellano 3, 4 Glee Club 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4 Student Council 4 Who ' s Who 4 JEANETTE CECILIA TASH North Adams Generous and gay, her calm efficiency And effervescent manner create a charming Paradox which never ceases to amaze. Hers is the happy faculty of seeing first. The good in every heart. Sincerity is written in her face, And underlined in her actions. She finds beauty in an honest attempt, And, needless to say, beauty surrounds her. 78 Sodality, Advisory Board 2, Treasurer 3 NFCCS A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4 C.C.D. Club 4 Elmata Art Editor, Associate Editor Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Monsignor Doyle Science Club 1, 2 Verdeoro 1, 2 CLAIRE KATHERINE TEFFT Westfield, New Jersey Bubbling from a deep well Of intense and penetrating spirituality, And deriving meaning and reality therefrom, Come lovely paintings, poignant Poetry or practical conclusions as The occasion demands. " Just give me one-half hour of absolute Quiet all my own and I can Work for hours, " she says. And that is what she does. 79 Sodality NFCCS FLORENCE SOPHIA THOMAS West Springfield Curly, jet black hair And deep black eyes Set her apart as someone With a flair all her own. On ' Flo ' the same dress can Be classroom wear or Supper club chic; a silly Giggle or very individual gestures Accompany her speech, but yet. No one can claim a more loyal friend. 80 Sodality NFCCS DOROTHY ANN TUTTLE Springfield When Irish eyes are smiling And anyone is singing The harmonizing voice belongs to Dot. A business head on capable shoulders Derives its magnanimity from her Understanding heart. These joined In one compact package of ambitious Energy make up this magnet of leadership Who attracted us, and we were drawn to follow. 81 Sodality NFCCS Class Secretary 2 C.C.D. Club 4(T) Corte Castellano 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4 Elmscript Co-Editor 3 Glee Club 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 ETHEL MARY WILDER Springfield Lovely desert flower transplanted. She radiates the quiet goodness Of gentle ways. From Tinkerbell laugh and bemused eyes Pulsating waves of peacefulness Go forth to wrap you In her serenity. Her fragile-seeming fingertips Hold the whole world in their strength For they reach forth from an unselfish heart To seek your own. 82 Sodality NFCCS A Cappella 1, 2, 3 Athletic Club 1 , 2 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 Monsignor Doyle Science Club 2, 3 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3 Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 ELIZABETH ANN WRENN Springfield In pursuit of knowledge And already having a head start. Medical technology is her chosen career. Yet, there is an undertone of longing For final college capers which Brings her back to us on special occasions. Her majestic bearing can mantle Her desire for fun-loving good cheer To others, but not to us who know her. 83 Sodality, Advisory Board 4 NFCCS Athletic Association 1 C.C.D. Club 4 Sociology Club 2, 3, 4 Springfield Undergraduate Club 2, 3, 4 Verdeoro 1, 3 HONORE MAUREEN WYNNE Springfield Her casual comment, delivered deadpan. Sends laughter echoing through the halls While she waits again for calm To repeat the performance. Yet this is not meaningless mirth. For in her heart she knows That laughter keeps the whole world Young and helps dispel the cares that come When laughter is not there. 1 r r r pr i»rr mr-rr " mrrr fr.p«r i , r.|;r;n r »f nr»»»fpai rr M r l» r rn»r l»irnnrr o r- •HwiT r!r»! f?“T -r ' T ' »rr3H.-r ' rir ' ts ' --r»i -rpfrnr»rr«r ' " r " r-rr.i|.« — mrrr.r.r •w -f i j ' RVffljn »r? ' »r-rr»i» -r — e w " • Sister Graduates IWof ’56 When the day hy day r |r 2 2 ■ener fondness richest and the Us ahd ours; and more Than; just the space of th fppxt I 85| f 1 f « j if-- rr-TTi ■ g jflP gjlP . j| ;I»»K •] p | I | I sir ' ® r “ 1 ® t 1 hMy m " ' f 4 ; 1 p™ r- ■ ss -vM- «« p- 2ac a Lm riri f ' THPfi RWPW’ I ■m MMR9H nfiSB ■ ■ Junior To the Juniors, You will always remain for us in- dividual princesses in your own right, surrounded by a memory of mid- night blue and white and silver and bound by glass slippers and the strain s of the lovely melody you adopted as yours for the night of your Junior Prom. These things we will recall first. But after that pleasant sensation has passed, other thoughts will come swiftly rushing in. We will think how well you car- Left to Right: J. Pastercyzk, M. Murphy, W. Rosenbeck, J. De Young, A. Cuniff, J. Burke, L. Nowakowski, C. Be! isle. E. Brand, M. Kearns, C. Corr, A. Roache, T. Borselli, C. Alaimo, T. May, T. McNiece, M. Topor. M. Carroll, E. Conroy, E. Neary, M. Collins, V. Rzasa, A. Ryan, C. Brown, K. Cowles, R. Verchot, A. Farrell. Class ried on for us during those first Sep- tember and October days when our duties as practice teachers called us from our first love. And also, that this thought will occur that this help- ing hand did not desert us when we finally returned to assume the new dignity of leadership. And last of all, dear Juniors, we shall recall how much you grew and matured in undertaking all you did in your Junior year, and how secure we felt and how proud we were in being able to pass on to such a class the privilege, seniorhood. J. Lyons, L. McMahon, A. Turnan, J. Ken- nedy, J. Sullivan, Greta Frechette, M. Burke, L. Calderella, J. Lanzillo. Left to Right: J. McKenna, K. Toomey, E. Graham, M. Fitzpatrick, N. O ' Donnell, D. Bartoszek, A. Meloche, J. Mackey. B. Fritz, J. Sturmer, A. Weldon, B. Burke, A. Dryden. Sophomore Gay Sophs of Elmite spirit " laughed at their soft-hearted sisters trying so hard to be stern Rangers. When we did man- age not to smile for a minute, you hid the when it was all over and we had said our er morning you wa us, carrying a precious green and gold. Later you gave us a rose, and we sang sentimental songs, and meant Co f ft ' ° m Ps on. every Will you ever forget how terrible your iow seemed about a week before were frantic? Everyone was singing " Moments Standing: M. DeMeola, J. Joseph, A. Keenan, A. Madera, B. Majewski. Sitting: B. Chunn, C. Baker, B. Chevalier, M. Grimaldi. f " »e ne . To Remember " and you cringed every time heard it. Then it was curtain time and couldn ' t believe we were so came our Tourmaline was yours, and Franny and 1st row, left to right: M. Deignan, M. Lincoln, M. Keenan. 2nd row: E. Cowell, M. McGrath, J. Ed- wards. 3rd row: C. Molleur, M. Spencer, A. Perry, M. Rei I ley, M. Curran. Barb slaved, cutting, pasting, typing, and sympa ize, remem sessions with scissors and glue After Easter vacation, there just wasn ' t Before we simply want to say thanks for the moments you have given us to remember, little sisters. Your Senior Sisters Sitting: B. Collins, M. Wallace. Standing: B. Ber- gin, M. Collins, J. Guertin, M. Hunt, V. Weeks, N. Grant. Freshman Our last " Golden September " and we stepped back on campus eagerly await- ing our all too brief sojourn as Rangers. What would our young, tender and green " jetheads " be like — bold, fearless Mar- tians, or would they cower at our coming? The expected day arrived and we smiled secretly at the flashes of lightning and cracker box hot-air containers, all the while trying hard to keep a stern counten- ance. We were outnumbered and out- shouted, all of which added up to a good time for all. Elms Night came — and our newly ini- tiated frosh were thrilled with their Junior sisters as cries of " I ' m so glad it ' s you " filled the air. Together, proud sisters at- tended the banquet and entertainment Standing: H. Meagher, M. Cavanaugh, J. Sullivan, C. Tierney, M. En- right, J. DiNardo, N. Mackie, P. Ryan, A. Ruane. Sitting: P. Murray, H. Sullivan, M. Hogan, J. Packer, L. Salome. was provided by a spirited and lively group of Marsmen. Who can ever forget the riotous rendition of " Shine On Harvest Moon " ? Sully discovered that she did have talent after all, and was voted best sport, with the rest of the class getting honorable mention. To the strains of the traditional " Gaudeamus Igitur " we tossed the welcomed green and gold Elms Caps to eager hands and prayed that the light in those upturned faces would never be dimmed. Now our frosh were truly Elmites. We found that light did remain. It shone with even greater fervor on December 8, when you became members of Our Lady ' s Sodality. And it remained, a truly touching glow to light our way on Graduation Day. 1st row: R. Zecci, G. Masterson, D. Calabro, B. Airoldi, C. Allaire. 2nd row: E. McDermott, G. Ciccio, B. Kurpaska, S. Taylor. 3rd row: J. Zuor- ski, M. Foley, B. Bacchiocchi, A. Lamborghini. 1st row: E. Mahoney, E. Brennan, P. Scibelli, J. Landry, A. Smith. 2nd row: F. La Ferriere, M. Talmadge, L. Glesmann, L. Wynne, A. Todaro. 3rd row: N. Madden, M. Brown, M. Allen, E. Fitzgerald. 1st row: L. Berard, F. Donahue, J. O ' Connell, S. Nesbit, M. Derengowski, E. Menard. 2nd row: J. Driscoll, N. Strobelberger, E. Sylvester, M. Mullen, T. Satowski, B. Blocked. 3rd row: R. Charlebois, E. Stack. 93 1st row: E. Elwood, J. Albano, M. Salmen. 2nd row: M. E. Shea, C. Kid- ney, P. Dalton, P. Flaherty, B. Lonergan. 3rd row: R. Manzi, A. Kelly, P. Leonard, P. Dowd, K. Fenton, R. Lappin. ORGANIZATIONS It is not only in the classroom That our growth is measured While we live and work within A rather limited circle. Realizing that this classroom life Will not continue after we depart We banded into groups and Clubs wherein we tested all Our theories, and discussed The pros and cons of this World problem or that campus Movement. It was here we learned To separate the brilliant From the average and we found In each something necessary And something without which there Can be no integrating balance. This lesson is but one thing more For which we say, Laus tibi, Christe! Sodality of our Lady M. Murphy, Treas; J. Lilly, Pref; A. Dryden, VP; B. Lunardini, Sec. Because our lives are Mary-cen- tered, Our Lady ' s Sodality is the heart of the important functions in our college life. Throughout the year Sodality sponsors such memorable activities as the Sodality Reception when the Freshmen are drawn closer to our Elms heart, the Christmas Turkey Dinner which is a fitting send-off for vacation, the Spring Formal where " You and the Night and the Music " coalesce to form an extra-special memory, Parent-Daughter Day when we fete our Moms and Dads, and Mary ' s Day when hommage is paid to our Heavenly Mother. Prefect Jane Lilly and the chair- men of the Eucharistic, Our Lady ' s, Literary and Mission Committees worked together to provide us with spiritual strength and social enjoy- ment. In midwinter the Literary Club was host to Father Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., at a lecture followed by a cof- fee hour in the college library. STUDENT GOVERNMENT Sitting: E, Morrissey, Pres. Standing, left to right: D. Tuttle, VP; L. Lambert, Treas; L. McMahon, Sec. dent Council meetings give students the opportunity of suggesting any necessary improvements, and aid each one of us in understanding the true nature of our organization. As Catholic College students, we must accept the obligations which are entailed by the privilege of self- government. Through our Student Government, we must take advantage of the opportunity given us to develop those principles of Christian thought and action so essential in our modern world. Based on Christian principles and striving to pro- mote mutual co-operation between both students and faculty, our Student Government Association is a source of justifiable pride. The Student Council, as the legislative body of the Association, co-ordinates co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, expresses our views on matters which are of concern to us, and legislates for all the students. Every student has the right and obligation to ob- serve her Student Government in action. Open Stu- N. F. C. C. S. Action is the by-word of the New England Region of the National Federation of Catholic College Stu- dents. N F is known for the practicality and timeli- ness of the excellent workshops it sponsors. Our dele- gates, Constance Corr and Mary Martin, have kept us well informed throughout the year on the activities of the Federation, and have shown us the vast potentials of N F which are available to all here at the Elms. We are fortunate too, in having the National Liturgy Commission seated on our campus. A clearing-house for the ideas and projects of liturgica I ly minded students throughout the country, the Commission, under the capable direction of Joan Marby and Marjorie Fitzpatrick has had another successful year. At the annual congress of the region, held again this year in Worcester, we had the opportunity of seeing the Federation in action, and profited greatly from our experi- ence. N F is a truly vital force in the lives of all who avail themselves of the many benefits it offers. Left to right: C. Corr, Senior Delegate; J. Marby, National Liturgy Commission Chairman; M. Martin, Junior Delegate. Although one of the newest organizations on cam- pus, CCD manages to be one of the most active. Its main purpose is spreading the apostolate of Your love. This is done particularly by the confraternity ' s pro- gram of catechetical classes for public school students. In teaching these children we too learn, from their sim- plicity, a lesson oT love and trust. Those who do not teach help by doing the less obvious, but all impor- tant, " behind the scenes " work of providing visual study aids for the classes. Even more important is their prayer without which C C D ' s work would be fruitless. We praise You then by fulfilling in our own small way Your command " to teach all nations " . 100 Sitting: J. Lincoln, Treas; M. Fitzgerald, Pres. Standing: N. O ' Flynn, Sec. VERDEORO For anyone who wants to work, this is the organi- zation where variety is truly the spice of life, and each production is an adventure into something new. Not all of us are gifted by the Maker with behind the footlights ability. The same is also true of those who work behind the scenes, not all are gifted in this way. For everyone from star to stagehand has a place in Verdeoro. The two major productions, James M. Barrie ' s " A Kiss For Cinderella " , and the Emmet Lavery adaptation of Baroness Gertrud von le Fort ' s " Song at the Scaffold " are witness to this fact. No one was neglected, and no particular talent was required except a will to work. Glee Club and A Cappella Choir Hard work helps make for perfect song, but the song itself helps perfect the singer. Our hearts are lightened, our spirits sing with the freshness of the har- mony. As a result our minds blend a little better for having worked to achieve this harmony. The finished productions of the Christmas concert, the concert of sacred music, the joint concert with Fairfield University ' s Glee Club, are the rewards for our labor. At these we give to others some of the joy we find in music. These moments are especially happy. We praise you them, O Christ, by the happy sound of our song finding joy in the voices God gave us. We praise you in the hours of drill before by the goodwill of bending our own individual wills and working as one. We praise you too, with the sound of our laugh- ter lightening these same long disciplining hours of practice. Left to right: C. Alaimo, Treas; E. Vose, Sec; M. Fitzpatrick, VP; R. Siciliano, Pres; M. Cote, Song leader. 101 Athletic Association To provide an extracurricular activity aimed at the recreation and furthering of good sportsmanship among the students is the aim of the Athletic Associa- tion. Not only does it supply a method of learning and enjoying the various activities it sponsors, but also instills into each Elmite a strong school and class spirit. The season opened with the annual hot-dog roast and, as time progressed, basketball became the cen- ter of attention. Rousing cheers could be heard from the gym at any and all games, and the best team al- ways won. With the advent of warmer weather, soft- ball, volleyball and archery came to be the focal points. Ping-pong and badminton, not restricted to seasons, were enjoyed all year, and the ping-pong tournament was a thrilling elimination match. As a culmination to an active and busy year, the Athletic Association banquet provided a good time for all participants and expectations of more to come. J. Rogers, Pres; M. Gilmartin, Sec; E. Cowell, Treas; L. Calderella, VP. American Chemical Society The coordination of an organization on various levels, national, regional, and campus, provides a greater opportunity for the potential chemist to ac- quire the background and latest information from associates of similar interests. The American Chemical Society affords students an opportunity to prepare for their chemical profession by starting practices in an elementary way. Regularly published bulletins to- gether with scheduled meetings keep the student in- formed on recent progress. The use of the A.C.S. Em- ployment Clearing House to help students locate posi- tions after graduation is another service offered by this organization. Our campus meetings are the first step toward full professional status — a development aimed at achieve- ment. Left to right: N. Moriarty, Pres; L. Kelly, Treas; R. Verchot, Sec; M. Burke, VP. BLESSED MARTIN DE PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB Known to most of us simply as the ' Soc ' club, this organization has become a most active one on our campus. Headed by Mary Faith Crowley, the club has helped to bring about a better understanding of community responsibility and the principles of true Catholic social thought. In this way, we have all formed a deeper appreciation for mankind, his prob- lems and their solutions. Carrying out the same spirit as in previous years, the club brought Father Admer de Pauw of the Belgian Congo whose lecture on the condition of the United Nations was certainly one of the most thought-provok- ing any of us have had the good fortune to hear. Also of great interest were the panel discussions held by the club on current trends in social thought. The highlight of the year, however, was the Valen- tine party for the old people at both Ingleside and Beaven Kelly Home where members had an oppor- tunity to prove their sincerity and put classroom theor- ies and Christian charity into practice. Left to right: I. Rogers, Sec; M. Crowley, Pres; C. Alaimo, VP; M. Collins, Trees. 104 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB The world situation is one of confusion and of problems. Discussing these problems and developing a sense of good judgment concerning international affairs is the task of the International Relations Club on campus. Anyone interested in world affairs is wel- come to participate in the functions of this group, whether it is in serving on panel discussions or in merely airing one ' s views on anything which might come under consideration. Lectures by outstanding personalities in world af- fairs give students more grist for the mill of thought and often present stimulating aspects from which to view a current question. On the local scene, IRC encourages joint discus- sions with neighboring colleges. This interchange of ideas and the wealth of knowledge gained from them a re two of the most lasting functions of IRC. Left to right: A. Johnson, Sec; J. Lincoln, Pres; B. Burke, VP; N. O ' Donnell, Treas. 105 Not only to science majors, but to all interested in the challenge of our rapidly changing universe, does the Monsignor Doyle Science Club offer " inside information " on latest happenings from atomic energy to zoology. Presented in such a fashion as to be interesting and under- stood by all were the club-sponsored lectures on various topics. A dis- cussion on Medical Technology gave incentive to career-planning in that field for some and possibly even added more to that number. A lively report on the topic " Cancer " gave new and enlightening infor- mation to all. Encouragement of the variety of fields of scientific endeavor gave an equal opportunity to future-minded Elmites to choose their place in our modern world. 106 Monsignor Doyle Science Club Left to right: C. Bailey, L. Nowalski, VP; B. McCall, Sec; B. Cong ram, Pres; M. Collins, T reas. Le Cercle Francois Under the able presidentship of Jean Meloche, meetings of Le Cercle Francois are attended by its enthusiastic members who further their fluency in the language of " la douce France " by listening to rec- ords, singing French songs, playing games and conversing. Members are also given the opportunity to display their pro- ficiency in written French by writing articles for the club newspaper, Les Ormettes, edited by Louise Champagne and Marjorie Fitzpatrick. Its readers are kept abreast of the latest trends in French politics, litera- ture and fashions. Creative writing is encouraged and many an original French poem has found its way within the pages of this paper. The highlight of the year ' s activities is a combined Christmas party with La Corte Castellano. This is a gala evening for the members of both clubs as they exchange ideas of Christmas customs in different French- and Spanish-speaking countries, participate in language games, sing Christmas carols, exchange gifts and climax the celebration with refreshments in the cafeteria. Sitting: J. Meloche, Pres.; Left to right: L. Champagne, Treas; D. Bartoszek, V.P.; C. Bailey, Sec. Undergraduate Clubs The main purpose of the undergraduate clubs is social. But this word social, when used in relation to the undergraduate clubs includes many meanings. For example, prior to the official opening of each school year, each local under- graduate club sponsors a " get acquainted with the new Freshmen " activity. Each inter- pretation of this activity is different, but each purpose is the same. The Worcester Club welcomes the local Freshmen at a tea in the Bancroft Hotel, while Springfield Frosh are feted to a picnic. During the year the various vacation periods provide excellent opportunity for dances, card parties and other affairs which require a good deal of planning and genuine enjoyment for all who attend. The Worcester, Springfield and Holyoke-Northampton Clubs, headed respectively by Jean Meloche, Lorraine Kelly and Noreen Moriarty, have taken their place as part of the life of our growing college. WORCESTER K. Barry, Sec; J. McKenna, VP; Helen Dillon, Treas; J. Meloche, Pres. SPRINGFIELD T. Harris, Treas; M. Kearns, VP; L. Kelly, Pres; B. McCall, Sec. HOLYOKE F. Finn, Sec; M. Murphy, VP; M. O ' Connor, Pres. 109 La Corte C astellana To learn a language most easily one speaks it. The work involved in turning out the perfected gram- mar assumes less the quality of labor then and takes on a touch of pleasure. La Corte Castellana does just this for many of our Spanish students. They not only speak better Spanish as a result, but know and understand a bit better the character and temperament of the Spanish people. They see the beauty of their colorful speech and come to love its musical quality. With a deeper knowledge of the Spanish heritage they can appreciate better the Latin culture of today. At the annual Christmas party when the strains of " Venid Pastores " fill the air, we are reminded of you, O Christ. By this recreation of ours we praise, O Christ, by learning to know and understand our fellow man a little better. Knowing him we love him for his best qualities and hence You a little more. L. to r.: K. Toomey, T. Harris, E. Kelly, D. Musngi. Looking back to its first issue which was published late in the spring of 1946, ELMSCRIPT can be proud of its ten years of existence. The second year the news- paper was issued every two months, and beginning in September 1947 it became a monthly publication. Since the first copy rolled off the press ELMSCRIPT has made great strides so that now it can boast of eight All Catholic and six All American awards while meriting in 1954 the rating of Newspaper of Dis- tinction. Ann Dryden and Barbara Burke are the co-editors of this year ' s ELMSCRIPT which is staffed by efficient members of the junior class who always bear in mind the high ideals of Catholic journalism. The thrill and excitement of meeting deadlines, proofreading, doing lay-outs, interviewing celebrities and actually seeing the result in black and white are experienced by these budding journalists who see their talents and hard work appreciated in the satis- fied faces of their readers. Left to right: T. Saccavino, Bus. Man.; A. Dryden, Co-Ed.; B. Burke, Co-Ed. Elmscript Tourmaline Three times yearly, Elmites with a creative bent have the opportunity of seeing their best efforts in prose and poetry published in Tourmaline, our college literary magazine. The theme of Tourmaline this year, " The Spirit of Catholicity in the Lively Arts " , was of interest to all students. For the first time. Sophomore journalists edited the magazine, and our congratula- tions are extended to Frances Finn and Barbara Guardione who maintained the standards of our " Magazine of Distinction " . Timely editorials gave us food for thought and kept us well informed on current trends in thought on important issues. Well written articles and effective illustrations, up to the minute book reviews and mod- ern and traditional verse forms were well balanced in an attractive layout. Although it seemed at first as if galley sheets, scissors, and glue were fast becoming an integral part of their daily lives, Sophomores found the thrill of see- ing their first issue in print well worth the effort in- volved. We, too, found the reading of Tourmaline this year well worth the pleasure gained. Left to right: F. Finn, Co-Ed.; E. Vose, Bus. Man.; B. Guardione, Co-Ed. There have been twenty-four Elmatas, as there have been twenty-four graduating classes. This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the printing of the first yearbook produced by the College of Our Lady of the Elms. A glance through some of the back issues shows the progress that has been made in the field of pub- lication, and also hints of the radical changes that have taken place as regards the dress and customs of the American Catholic college woman. This backward glance will also reveal, however, that the basic principles of Catholic life are the same now as they were then, a further proof of the unity of the Church. With humility, then, and with a bit of pride, have we prepared, and do we present this, Elmata for 1956, the twenty-fifth of its kind. Standing: J. Shea, Ed.-in-Chief; J. Benedict, Bus. Man.; sitting: C. Tefft, Art Ed. ELMATA Study ; recreation; prayer; Three spheres about which all Our lives revolved while we Were here. This habit though, became so Fixed that it will remain All through our lives. And so, We will retain this balance We acquired through cogitation; Concentration; and co-operation. We cannot be assured, of course, that We will find acceptance on Whatever way we travel, but. We could receive no better Start than we received here In active participation in Everything that was ours merely For the taking. Because we could expect no more, Laus tibi, Christe! 1955 Every day of our lives is a new beginning. Some of these days and beginnings, however, naturally take on more significance than others. For the Freshmen and Juniors, September 20, 1955, was the beginning of a new and wonderful friendship that would last a lifetime. For the Sophomores and the Seniors, it was a renewal of the same kind of friendship. We were back at college, prepared for another year of memories of the delightful and the sober events which are a college life. Some of us had returned to complete our destiny in praising Christ as students. Events followed in rapid succession during those first few weeks and slowly, slowly our life became the routine of a student. The Bishop came to officially open the scholastic year 116 1956 by celebrating the Mass of The Holy Spirit, and thus our course was laid on solid foundations. However, soon after this, the campus was invaded, and " Marsmen " could be heard and seen in every corner of the campus. Yes, the Freshmen were being initiated. Elms Night came, the last one of which we. Seniors, could feel that we were truly a part. And Freshmen sisters met their Juniors for the first official time. A few days later, the Freshmen had a special task. They " wished " the lovely circle which envelopes a Tour- maline on the finger of their Junior sister, and the bond was forged in gold. So days sped by, as we have said, some more impor- tant than others, but all included in the plan for us and therefore necessary. 117 118 Against the background of a crisp blue October sky, the fifty-seven seniors of the class of 1956 marched side by side with their Sophomore sisters through chapel to receive from them a package bound in green and gold. This they offered first to Christ during the offertory of Cap and Gown Sunday Mass. This was a long-awaited ceremony to them, known perhaps by its externals, but never felt until now. Shortly after this offering, they were presented with another token, and " Only a Rose " unfolded, as another year, the last to be embarked upon, really began. The excitement of the banquet breakfast belied the solemnity of the afternoon ceremony. With feelings that differed in each of them, the Seniors entered the Auditorium to accept the symbol of their commencement, the academic Caps and Gowns. It was a proud and happy moment as each received her garb from the hands of Bishop Weldon and left to attire herself in the new-found robe of Seniority. Solemnity masked all expressions on re- entrance; this was a procession anticipated for three years. Father Vincent O ' Connor then compared for the audience this academic robe to that of Christ and stated that if these Caps and Gowns " fitted " uncom- fortably, Seniors had only themselves to blame. After the ceremony, an informal reception was held for friends and relatives at which each girl proud- ly displayed the flowing robe. The traditional " Our First Goodbye " was sung, for this was, after all, the beginning of the end. mwr KNOWLEDGE IS FOR USE ... Laus tibi Christe! Praise be to You, O Christ! But how do we praise You Christ? We do not extraordinary deeds. We belong to the pregnant potential of the rank and file. From this group only the most brilliant luminaries shall issue to cast Your glory in single beam over the whole world. To us, in this more shuttered world, the need is here and now. We answer the need of praise by striving always to do what You have willed should please You; that is, by humbly trying to do what we are. How do we do this? We are beings, human beings, made to know all being; this You have willed we should be. This we must be if we are to praise You. We seek knowledge then that we may praise You. Knowledge, not as an end, but as a means to an end, — a means that leads to the per- fection of our own nature, a means that leads us by each newly revealed facet of being to know You more infinitely — You Who Are Infinite Reality itself. It is a knowledge as infinitely varied as the array of ideas embaced in the extension of the notion " being " itself; its only limit, our own capacity. With each rational act we become a little more perfect as human beings; a little more what You intended us to be. With each act of knowing we have a greater capacity for loving because love is based on knowledge. We become then, by striving to be perfectly human, what You first intended — instruments of praise. The first fruit of all the virtues manifests a reflection of Your infinite glory to brighten the gloom of a darkened world. So quietly we can sing, by our very living and our knowing, of the boundless mysteries of Your myriad perfections. The perfect, because it can go no further, has no need for the hustle-bustle type of activity that characterizes the imperfect. Because we are imperfect we are ever actively striving to attain the perfection which we lack and yet desire so vehemently. In our classes we seek the knowledge necessary as a means to gaining this perfection of our whole personality. Each day at the Elms, lived as it should be, becomes in us, a full orchestration of praise, — praise that will never be inert, but expanding in proportion to the rationality of our living. The keystone by which we intergrate and order our wonderful knowledge is gained in our Philosophy courses. Thomistic philosophy embraces seven divisions, which consider all things, and so gives us sound outlooks and standards for truly human activity in any sphere of life. In the process of mastering philosophy we fashion precise and alert minds by which we can be successful in our glorious quest of truth and knowledge. This makes of the most speculative of all the sciences an affair of practical everyday living whose ultimate richness we will fully appreciate only in eternity. 121 Your Living vital presence dwelling within us. Loving what we see we praise You by striving to reproduce You in our daily lives. Man by his nature is a social being. In our language courses, French, Spanish, German, and Latin, we render concrete this natural craving. We share the most intimate possessions of a man — his thoughts. Through them we add experience and sta- Since we are ultimately destined to God as our end we ought to view all the activities in relation to Him. In our religion courses we are given an accurate vision of these relationships. We are given an oppor- tunity to see God in all the different aspects that are within our capacity to know on earth. We see His infinite love bestowed on us in, through, and by You, O Christ; in Your life as seen in Your Church, and in ture to our own knowledge. We praise You by the very expansion of our own being. The order of the universe is one of the most elo- quent declarations of Your presence. In our science classes, whether it be chemistry, biology, physics or math, we are brought constantly to the manifest truth, that only Supreme Intelligence could produce such perfect order and unity. We praise You by an in- creased awareness of dependency on You and by mirroring Your orderliness in our reasoning. Love always seeks an outpouring of itself. The knowledge we have gained has borne fruit in Love of You. It leaves us with an unquenchable desire to bring this joy to others. The education department helps us to do so by teaching us to guide others to this same fruitful knowledge. The study of sociology aids us in counseling straying wayfarers back to the proper understanding of their humanity. We praise You here by molding vessels in which You may be pleased to dwell. In art and music we give expression to the beauty and harmony we experience when our daily living is at one with Your will. Here we give outward ex- pression to what our quiet act of being has silently been testifying. You are Who Is. You are all beauty, all perfection. In face of Your perfection our tongues can only stutter and stumble. Only by being as per- pi ► nf IW- fectly human as possible can we loudly still the world by our humble testimony of praise, Laus tibi Christe! T; s The gym complete with its new floor, was the scene of much activity during the entire year. The freshmen initiated it during their gym classes to which a new feature has been added. This very enjoyable new feature was the dancing lessons given by freshman, Carol Celletti. The interclass basketball series provided exciting entertainment and the gym echoed the cheers and hurrahs of the fans on the sidelines. The smoker and recreation room also played their part in the sports world because of the ping-pong tourna- ments played there. Swimmers this year were fortunate in being able to add to their competence by taking a Red Cross Senior Life Saving Course. Many took advantage of this opportunity to increase their prowess in this field of athletics. With the snow came the snow sculpturing contest. This gave everyone who wished to enter a chance to show some artistic talent in molding the soft snow into gracious forms. Spring fever brought with it outdoor sports. The fav- orite again this year was softball. Interclass games were played in the evenings in the cool outdoors. Along with softball, tennis ranked high. During the winter months the tennis court had been converted into an ice-skating rink but with the fair weather it takes on a collegiate look with students vollying back and forth. Badminton also received its share of attention and Ann Farrell and Lorita Calderella went to Boston to play in the New England Intercollegiate Badminton Tournament. The climax to the year ' s athletic activities came in May with the annual field day. Everyone participated, and the event was recorded a complete success. Games, races, re- lays and many other sports gave everyone a chance to com- pete. However, the greatest benefit derived from any and all of these activities was a deeper understanding of the opponents with which one comes in contact and the realiza- tion that it is not how well we do something, but the spirit in which is is done. TIME FOR FUN Cheery autumn Jeaves, fat pumpkins, and rustling corn shocks turned the gym into an October landscape. The Harvest Hop, sponsored by the Student Council, was our first dance this year. Lively music and a friendly informal atmosphere combined to make that old cliche, " a nice time was had by all " , more than true. Hallowe ' en and the Soph Show go together just like " Love and Marriage " . The Sophs took us through four memorable seasons in an entertainment guaranteed to pro- vide " Moments to Remember " for all who witnessed their captivating capers. " Frosty the Snowman " cavorted merrily around the stage; three very serious young ladies struggled with some impossible sums; dreams came true " Somewhere Over the Rainbow " , and the " Alabama Jubilee " delighted the hearts of all. Proud Senior Sisters presented white jackets to the excited Sophs, whose vibrant spirit pervaded the song fest and Hallowe ' en lunch held later in the gym. To coin a phrase most familiar to seniors, the evening was " Out of This World " . Brisk November winds hurried the " Elmata " into our midst before it seemed possible. Senior practice-teachers returned just in time to enter into the spirit of the dance. Football players and colorful pennants decorated the gym; unique programs provoked interesting comments. The first snowfall trimmed the campus in soft white, and rustling black taffeta lent an air of elegance. All too soon the or- chestra played " Good Night, Ladies " , and our bulletin boards claimed another dance program. Thanksgiving was here and gone in a maze of delicious smells and tastes, and we returned to the bustle of Christmas preparations. He Advent heralds an active season and con- tagious Christmas spirit on campus. It is during this season that we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ Child. Symbolic of Him, the Light of the World, is the Advent candle in Chapel. The singing of j the " O Antiphons, " a series of chants desig- nated for the seven days preceding Christmas, is an integral part of liturgy on campus. To our minds which have been engrossed in planning the pre-Christmas social, musical and dramatic entertainment which has become a memorable part of our college years the Advent wreath in the dining hall, with its four candles representing the four weeks in Advent, reminds us that Christmas means more than trees, dec- orations and gifts. Advent is the time we spend in preparation for the birth of the Messiah, the fulfillment of a four thousand year old prophecy. 128 Comes On the day after the feast of her Immaculate Con- ception, Our Lady received one hundred and thirteen new members into her Sodality. On that night the Freshmen promised to be worthy Sodalists and were presented a silver medal on a blue cord and a certifi- cate. On this medal are imprinted the words " Ad Jesum per Mariam. " This is the motto of all Sodalists, for the best way of reaching God is through the ef- ficacious intercession of His Mother and ours. The Freshmen are now real Elms girls and able to share more fully in our Elms heart. For it is only by active participation in Sodality that we can truly ap- preciate life at Our Lady of the Elms. Inspiring the newly-received Sodalists was the guest speaker for the occasion. Father Francis J. Man- ning. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament concluded the ceremony in the auditorium. Following refresh- ments in the gym, the Freshmen were guests of the upperclassmen at a movie in the lounge. 129 Christmas The holy season of Christmas is beautiful anywhere, bu because of the lovely ceremonies and the liturgical activities in which we partici- pate, it is especially precious to all who live and work under the protection of Our Blessed Mother at the Elms. There is an air of confident anticipation sur- rounding everything, confident because we know what happened over 1900 years ago, but anticipatory because what did happen was that a Child was born and we feel the same anxiety over His safety now as those who knew of His coming did. And so here, the least emphasis is placed on material giving and receiving, for we have other things to cling to. Christmas week can easily be termed an activity week for there are so many worth while events. The combined French and Spanish clubs initiate the season with their annual party and the air is filled with the singing of familiar carols in foreign tongues. The Glee Club presents an excellent pro- gram each year at Christmas. This event is pre- ceded by the very effective candlelight walk of the entire club into the Auditorium and up to Christmas the stage. As the procession winds its way into the hall, the strains of " O Come, O Come, Emmanuel " fill the silence and set just the right atmosphere for the rest of the evening and for the week. In the middle of the week, Verdeoro is once more in the limelight. This time the production is a one act play in honor of the season. This year also the members of the drama club under Mr. Halpin ' s direction presented a breath-taking interpretation of the Nativity scene. Finally, just before Christmas vacation, the annual candlelight banquet is sponsored by the Sodality. After the banquet, when Santa has visited and we have been entertained, every- thing is in readiness for the Christmas caroling in the lounge. Just the perfect air is lent to the whole sea- son by the entrance of two students as Mary and Joseph carrying the lovely little Infant. And so, with the last strains of " Silent Night " Christ- mas season is ushered in in earnest. And the peace that fills each heart is continued through vacation until the day of days finally does ar- rive and we hail the Christ Child of the AAanger at the altar rail. 131 Valentine Supper A Kiss for Cinderella Saint Valentine ' s Day was celebrated this year, for the first time with a highly successful candlelight supper sponsored by Student Government. We were put in the party mood upon entrance of the dining room, by the red hearts on the wall and crepe paper streamers as decorations. During the course of the meal, everyone joined in rendering a few old favorites as well as current hits. Special entertainment was provided by Jeannette Tash and Jane McKenna, and a comedy take-off on " Love and Marriage " by a group of grave old Seniors had the crowd in stitches. Yes, a good time was had by all, and we extend our thanks to Student Government for this, another pleasant memory. The Dramatic Club for its first production of the year, searched into the realm of storyland to come up with the modern fantasy, " A Kiss for Cinderella " by James M. Barrie. Opening night was November 18. Jean Farrell turned in an excellent piece of work as a modern day Cinderella employed as a cleaning woman in the apartment of an elderly artist. Unselfish to a fault, Cinderella devotes her life to the care of three orphan children, and dreams of the arrival of a fairy godmother who will grant her three wishes. Exhausted at last, she becomes ill, at which time she dreams herself a princess visiting at court where she finds the prince of her dreams. 132 St Patrick ' s Day The annual St. Patrick ' s Day party was held in the dining room, trans- formed once again this year into a little Erin by green Shamrocks and stream- ers as decorations. St. Paddy himself would have been astounded by the huge number of Irish — or those who wished they were — wearing the traditional color in a hat or carnation. As usual the entertainment included the old familiar songs, " When Irish Eyes Are Smiling " and " Tura Lura " among others. Yes, it was, and will continue to be, a great day for the Irish at the Elms. Recovering, she realizes she has found him. He is not a prince, however, but in reality, the young police- man who had brought her to the hospital, and as the story goes, they lived happily ever after. Male roles were filled by the Holyoke Catholic Players. Pat Lavelle as the policeman and George Champoux as the elderly artist, gave very polished performances. Since the success of a work of art depends on the effect it leaves with us, there are no doubts that " A Kiss for Cinderella " will be remembered not only as fine entertainment, but as a story with a timely mes- sage. Someone had touched the gym with a magic wand and turned it into an indigo and silver wonderland. Weeks of hard work and long secret conclaves were forgotten as Juniors sav- ored each " Oh " and " Ah " . Proudly, carrying silver wands, they danced to their song, " Take My Love " . Seniors remembered one other moon- lit night, and a white orchid blooming. At midnight, Cinderella was crowned " Queen of the Ball " , and she reigned happily for an unforgettable hour in a country of dream castles and gleaming glass slippers. All too soon, the night was only a memory, and Cind- erella home from the ball. Soon after, the " Friends of the Sisters of St. Joseph " held a card party in the gym, rotunda, classrooms, and offices. High spirits and tender feet marked an event which was both historical and hysterical. Father Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., wel l known literary editor of " America " , a weekly published by the Jesuits, lectured on February 14, 1956, on " The Reading of a Liberal Catholic " in Veri- tas Auditorium. A coffee hour and an informal discussion period followed in the college library. Father Gardiner ' s pertinent pointers on reading 134 135 and readers were well received, and his affable manner and dynamic personality made him a visitor we would welcome at anytime. Lent began, and most appropri- ately, the Holyoke Catholic Players, under the direction of Mr. Walter F. Halpin, head of the college Speech Department presented " The Man of Sorrows " , a series of scenes and tableaux vividly portraying the last days of the life of Christ. The play- ers did much to make the real signi- ficance of Lent better known and better understood by all who saw their sincere contribution to the lay apostolate. With the advent of Spring, came a new spiritual awakening. Elms girls put aside studies and worldly activities to appreciate fully the benefits of a spiritual retreat, con- ducted by Reverend Philip Ryan, C.P., March 13 through 16. The conferences held in chapel with their retreat master, gave them the necessary spiritual assistance in taking good account of their stewardship. With meditations and more frequent visits to chapel, thoughts were turned to the more important aspect of life, namely, their standing with the Creator. The retreat ended with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and the Papal Blessing. Elms girls were filled with a deeper love of God, new resolutions, and imbued with the joyful sentiment, " Laus tibi, Christi. " 136 wr Forty Hours Elms girls were most anxious to welcome in chapel their Saviour, exposed on the altar for the annual Forty Hours Devotion. The Mass, " Cum Jubilo " at which Our Lord was placed over the Tabernacle, was sung by the A Cappella Choir and expressed the true sentiment in the hearts of all Elms girls. " With joy " they visited their King, praising Him, thanking Him, adoring Him. Concert of Sacred Music A concert of Sacred Music presented by the Glee Club March 5, intensified the Lenten spirit. Strains of praise for Christ and for His Church filled the Audi- torium with the singing of " Tu Es Petrus " and " Christus Vincit " . The melodious and blended voices of the Sister Novices, singing Gregorian Chants moved the audience to a deeper and more spiritual knowledge of the Lenten Season. 137 Workshop i In an effort to stimulate Catholic thought among college students, NFCCS sponsors workshops in its various commissions throughout the year on different campuses. On February 26, the Family Life Commission held a workshop on " Dating " here at Our Lady of the Elms. Taking advantage of this opportunity to share ideas and opinions with students from other Catholic col- leges were a large representation of Elms girls and delegates from Holy Cross, Anna Maria, Mount St. Mary and Fairfield University. Two speakers from Fairfield and our own Barbara Lunardini provided the food for thought. After the speakers had succeeded in arousing interest for their subject, the delegates formed small groups to discuss the problem and suggest possible solutions. Later, refreshments were served and students from other colleges visited our campus. Parent-Daughter Day Every Elms girl looks forward with pleasurable anticipation to Parent-Daughter Day when she can show off her Mom and Dad to her friends. On May 6, peacock-proud parents were intro- duced to faculty members by daughters grateful for having belonged, even for a few short years, to Our Lady of the Elms. This was an opportunity for our parents to meet our friends, to see faces that had been only names until then. We took them on a guided tour of the college to visit dormitories and classrooms as well as the other special places on campus which have be- come a part of our lives. The entertainment in the auditorium was but a prelude of better things to come, the banquet in the gym climaxed by speeches delivered by a guest speak- er and one mother and father who represented all the Elms’ mothers and fathers. Group singing brought all too soon the end to a warm, friendly and perfect day. Only the odor of roses and cigars remained to remind Seniors of their last Parent-Daughter Day at the Elms. 139 The Living Rosary In May our year of praise bears signs of fruit. The greatest symbol of this fact is the Living Rosary. We publicly voice our fond thoughts of her who has led us so close to You. In reciting daily her rosary, we have lived, through its meditation, her life and Yours. Having lived it, we have known it, and from this knowledge, love and understanding have E sprung. Imitation has drawn us still nearer so that we kneel at Your feet with her in awed praise. Praise of her, praise of You Who are so beautiful and generous to give us such a creation. Publicly we give to others the chance to live with her, and love with her. May is the time for sowing seeds and blossoming flowers. It is our hope each Rosary Day that we may sow a seed of love and cause the Love of all love to blossom forth. COMMENCEMENT We assumed the title eagerly And savored every syllable Of Senior. We bore it as have others With full realization that This is a privilege granted But for one year of our lives. And thus it was but natural That this new dignity fit Differently on different shoulders For this is and has been Always in God ' s plan. So after having worn the title Protectingly like our cap and gown. We leave it, our Seniorhood behind. But the name and the accomplishments Have been inscribed in our hearts, In our lives, and in the Book of Life. For what we are, and with Your aid, can be, Laus tibi, Christe! 2 « £« w wj waa tsssass r sr-ass SO»«KWfiti«a W«fg - i? ■ t r 1 W) . " ' ■ »rai TREE ORATION " He who plants a tree, plants a hope. Rootlets up through fibres blindly grope So man ' s life must climb From the clods of time Unto heavens sublime. " " He who plants a tree plants a hope . . . " Today, we the Class of 1956, place firmly in God ' s good earth our tree, the symbol of our college years and the future. As this tree now entwines its roots in the fertile soil drawing from it stability and life-giving nourishment, so we, four years ago, entwined our minds and hearts in the rich earth of a Catholic college education. Here at the College of Our Lady of the Elms our minds have been planted in Catholic philosophy, our hearts inspired by Catholic principles, and our lives firmly anchored in the love of God. C.O.L.E. has truly been a beloved mother. She has given unselfishly and untiringly of herself to help us develop our potentialities, to instill in us true and lasting values, and to prepare us for our last end. Under her guidance and love we have developed into mature Catholic women. But now the time is drawing near when we must say farewell to the loving care of the College of Our Lady of the Elms and stand to take our places in the world. We must leave behind now the peace and security found within her hallowed walls, but yet we face life ' s struggles calmly and unflinchingly. For as all good mothers, C.O.L.E. has prepared us for that day when we must walk alone — yet not alone. Our hope for the future is dimmed only by the sadness of farewell. But as the branches of this tree will someday grow away from its roots yet will remain connected and bound to them, so we, the Class of 1956, though far from our beloved mother will remain ever part of her, part of the spirit of OLE. Our tree will be the link between C.O.L.E. and her grateful children. As its roots will grow more entwined in the earth, may our lives be more firmly anchored in love of God. And as its branches will someday offer shelter and comfort, may we give more of ourselves to comfort the crucified Christ. Our Lady of the Elms, today, we, the Class of 1956, your children, beg your continued love and protection. Watch over us, dear Lady, and keep us ever from harm. Pray for us, dear Mother, that we may ever bring naught but joy to your Divine Son. Guide us, O Star of the Sea, to the shores of everlasting happiness, be with us now and at the hour of our death. Class Orator MARIE G. O ' CONNOR " Gaudeamus igitur Juven aes dum sumus. Gaudeamus Igitur Juven aes dum sumus! Post iucundum iuventutem Post molestam senectutem Nos habes in mundum Nos habes in mundum! " We were verdant Freshmen Oh, the greenest of the green! And the gayest Sophomores That the Elms has ever seen ; And Junior year, last year Oh, that was the best year And now at last — Yes, now we are the Seniors Of the Class of ' 56, Once again we pledge to you Our faith and loyalty. To honor her ever. Dishonor her never. Dear O. L. E. " Traditional We these caps on you bestow. May you wear them through the years, We these caps on you bestow. May you wear them through the years. May your future years be brightened May your future work be lightened By the joy and spirit here By the joy and spirit here! " Traditional 147 148 " Truth is an ocean not to be contained in the pool of a human mind. " Yet without truth we are shells; we are shadows that disappear at noon-time, noise devoid of music. It alone has the power of life. A hunger brought us here in search of this truth and beauty in years that sought only truth and beauty. The clock in the tower said September 16, 1952. That year Mossadegh was chosen man of the year. The Koje Island incident was shocking the whole world and the Yankees won the World Series for the fourth straight year. It all touched us very little then. We had much more demanding foes. For Sultans lurked at every corner and the " greenest of the green-misbegotten lumps of dough " bowed in humble recognition of superiors, and upon request — which was very often — sang " The Shiek of Araby " . But we bowed more humbly, in earnest, with the first realization of a Spirit and long kept tradition when, to the not quite understood strains of " Gaudeamus " , we picked up the green caps on Elms Night. That December a blue cord bound us irrevocably to the gentle rule of Mary ' s love. With new faces as companions, new dreams, new ideas and vague ambitions the the " do ' s " but the most promising virtue is her ability to think. The machinery was really working that fall and it came up with an " Out of This World " march; the " Triplets " and the " I Don ' t Care " girls. And as a reward, white jackets with the green and gold emblem of Our Lady of the Elms. Truth, once tasted, can never be disregarded, can never tolerate substitutes but only seeks further with a greater passion. Coming back Junior year, as upper classmen with the Toumaline on one hand and your Freshman sisters on the other, you have a feeling that this will be the year — and you ' re not wrong. For two months great care was taken of a tender seed and on February 1 1, " Orchids Bloomed in the Moonlight " of a violet and soft 150 white ballroom. The nine months of the year flew by with Parent-Daughter Day, stair sings, the Elmata, class plays, the must of all musts, the NFCCS Conference, the inevitable procession and the many other little everyday things that are more important and more a part of college than any of these. September 1955 and almost unconsciously there seems to be a finality to every- thing you do and a quiet mutual understanding grows up with the fifty other Seniors of the class of 1956. Each well-planned step; the hesitant but eager taking of a cap and gown, the class play, the yearbook, the Senior Ball, Class Day, each was but one step nearer the com- pletion of a pattern of four years well lived . . . and to graduation. We in our turn have thrown back the green caps to a now well understood Gaudeamus. They were by no means all quiet days. But the differences have not destroyed what was being built, or altered the aim, they merely rounded out the circle of humanity, making it more real. Perhaps we are the Silent Generation, but the silence is not of vain dreams or sterile regrets. It is a weighing silence that dips toward hope and a firm uncompromising belief in one Truth. What we feel for the Elms is not tangible or emotional, nor can it be ex- pressed or even fully felt until you are in the position that we are now realizing, that it 152 is a spirit that is a part of your very self. It is not composed of events or places, but of people and ideas and a mutual aim. We have learned how to look for it everywhere; how to humble ourselves before it and in its possession. The desire for it can never be satisfied — can never be depleted. We have invested in Truth and Beauty, They have never failed. Class Historian Joan V. Brunet 153 Class Prophecy 1981 — a year which can only be hailed — " colossal, stupendous, magnanimous! " Industry is booming, the " great American novel " has been written, film-land has discovered " visio-scope " — and the need for teachers was never greater! Dignitaries from all walks of life are pouring in today, to Our Lady of the Elms University for the dedication of " Jubilee Hall " — its latest dormitory. Special attention should be focused on members of the class of ; 56, who donated the new building. All are on hand for the occasion, and there ' s Shirley Chamberlain, welcoming guests. Shirley is the first woman chairman of the school board and capably heads a staff compromised of Louise Champagne, Betty Sheehan, Mary Malvina Fitzgerald, and Marie O ' Connor. Betsy Morrissey, ever true to Student Government, will deliver the opening address. Her ninth volume of poetry, aptly entitled " Poems " has recently been heralded by critics as " surpassed only by Shakespeare " . Part of the success of the program is due to the com- bined efforts of Alice Gallagher and Joan Benedict. Alice, as mayor of Springfield, was influential in appropriating funds for the new building, which Joan, as president of the United Bank and Trust Co., handled with facility. .It ' s rum- ored that a sizable donation came from Joan Rogers, a suc- cessful chemist in her own right, and wife of T.V. ' s best known producer. Entertainment will be provided by " The Offbeats " — a choral group comprised of Charlotte Pontiac, Mary Beth Hoar, Flo Thomas, and Connie Brunet, the top recording artists in the nation. They specialize in pop tunes written especially for them by number one musical comedy team of Laverty and Lincoln. Joa and Joan, it ' s said, have replaced Rogers and Hammerstein in the musical world. Prima donna, Rachel Siciliano, recently returned from a successful European engagement, will take time off from the " Met " to render a few choice selections. She is traveling with Mary McDonnell, her accompanist and arranger. Celebrities are entering " Jubilee Hall " now — and there ' s — yes! — it ' s the feature speaker of the afternoon! Ethel Wilder, recipient of the " Mother of the Year " award, will speak on " Catholicity in American Home Life " . Other homemakers are chatting with Ethel. Joan Marby, following the example of Mary Reed Newland, is a staunch advocate of liturgical home life. And Eileen Kelly exalts the healthful, wholesome influence of rural life on her children. It seems that " Marriage Guidance " and sub- urban living have really taken effect. Speaking of Kelly ' s — Lorraine has just stopped to sign an autograph. " Kel " is quite an astounding figure these days, having won the Olympic track meet and the Wimble- ton Tennis Tourney. Incidentally, her latest feat is a success- ful channel swim. With Lorraine is Nonie Moriarty, prominent physical chemist and Doctor of Philosophy. Noreen ' s latest treatise — | " Science and the Summa — How They Mix " — is a must for all Catholic scientists. Phyllis Cimini really took her job of " Charm Chairman " seriously at O.L.E. Her famous charm schools are known throughout the nation. Phyl ' s graduates are the epitome of poise and culture. As well as being beautiful, they are wholesome, well-integrated personalities, who can converse on any subject with ease. Example? — Therese Dowd, chief | stewardess of the Harris Air Lines. Theresa decided against ' a military career, but has certainly proven herself an ultra- successful business woman. Chief co-ordinator of the Cimini Charm School, New York Branch, is Marilyn McClernon. Mickie has changed her name to " Angela Angles " . She believes no figure prob- lem too weighty to conquer, nor hair style too difficult to improve. Her current best seller — " Don ' t Let an Eyebrow Spoil Your Evening " — has positively dubbed her an expert. Peggy Murphy and Betty Ann Wrenn, hospital tech- j nicians, are chatting with efficiency expert, Barbara Con- gram. Barb ' s latest theory holds that a complete twenty- four hour day can be lived in sixteen and one half hours — ;j 1st row: E. Moore, J. Marby, E. Morrissey, L. Eisenmann, M. Savaria, N. Moriarty, B. Conlin, J. Brunet. 2nd row: J. Shea, M. Crowley, J. McCabe, E. Wrenn, C. Brunet, B. Guyer, E. Sheehan, M. Cote. 3rd row: L. Champagne, M. O ' Melia, E. Kelly, A. M. Griffin, B. Britt, M. Murphy, D. Tuttle, M. McDonnell. without rushing! She ' s probably right too. The group is jbined by Barbara Guyer, eminent physicist and educator. Einstein ' s theory of relativity is definitely out of date, but anybody who is anybody can quote Guyer ' s law of Nuclear Fission. T.V. celebrity Marguerite Cote is arriving! Marguerite, of course is director of her own orchestra — " Cote ' s Jam- boree " — a real Wild West ensemble. With her is Lois Eisen- mann, who has forsaken the ukelele, and is now solo guitar player with the group. Miss Eisenmann also sings and writes her own melodies. Ellen Moore, whose chief claim to fame is the invention of a completely automatic camera is talking excitedly to Ann Marie and Mary Lou Griffin, co-owners of a children ' s home. Ellen has been wanting to adopt a child for quite a few years. Well, for goodness sake! If it isn ' t Doris Musgni, Phil- ippine Ambassador to the United States! Nobody expected her to fly 13,000 miles for the dedication — but here she is! Doris spends most of her time (on official business) — travel- ing between France, the Philippine Islands, the United States and Hawaii. Right now, she ' s talking over affairs with Gov- ernor McCabe of Massachusetts. Joan ' s clever slogan — " Vote for the woman you can look up to " — won her the election by a landslide. Joan, as usual, is dressed in the latest fashion, including a fabulous hat from — you guessed it! " Maison Meloche de Paris " . Jean ' s millinery salon on Fifth Avenue is absolutely the last word! Mile. Meloche has mingled imagination and skill to create a collection of chapeaux never paralleled in his- tory. And you shop in a congenial atmosphere. The milliner has recently published a collection of French witticisms dat- ing back to the thirteenth century — which Jeannette Tash finds invaluable for her night school classes, and which Martha Sponske, editor of the New York Times Book Review, calls " educational, as well as amusing. " Those two inseparables — Dot Tuttle and Sue Footit have found seats at the back of the hall. The pair have really given their all to sociology, and, inspired by the work of Dorothy Day, have founded a home for the penniless. It ' s called " Happy Haven " . Back-breaking work, but worth it! Two rows down, child psychologists — Ceil Goonan and Claire Tefft are discussing the effects of heredity and environment. Seated next to them are Chris Sullivan and Joan Doyle, who run a chain of delightful little tea rooms. Joanie ' s long working hours in the " caf " have really paid off. The restauranters cater mostly to patrons of the Conlin- Wynne seaside motel. Barb and Honore have the most mod- ern designing and unique recreational facilities of anyone in the business. All eyes are turned to the back of the hall now, as star-studded Chick Fitzgerald, stage and screen personality, is conducted to her seat. The actress is accompanied by her business manager, Jane Lilly. Miss Fitzgerald has cur- rently been compared to Sarah Bernhardt and Helen Hayes. Mary Faith Crowley, drama critic for the New York Herald Tribune hails the diminutive actress as " delicate and bril- liant " . Chick is a firm believer that the theater and mar- riage can mix. From the world of fashion — Jean Shea has forsaken her Vogue editorial duties in New York City. With her is Madge Savaria. The name of Conover has crept into ob- livion, but to aspiring young lovelies, " Saviria " is whispered with reverence from coast to coast. Barbara Britt bade goodbye to both art and science to work with Madge. Now Barb and Joan Brunet are Manhattan ' s most popular fashion models. They specialize in exclsive styles created by Gil- martin. Marilyn was always handy with a needle. Oh! — I guess everyone ' s seated now! Well, the pro- gram is about to begin. Who, me? Oh — I ' m just an inno- cent bystander. But, oh — so proud of my class — ' 56. Class Prophet Margaret A. O ' Melia 1st row, left to right: M. Sponske, J. Tash, M. Gilmartin, J. Benedict, C. Tefft, J. Robers, S. Footit, J. Lilly, M. Griffin. 2nd row: M. O ' Connor, J. Doyle, P. Cimini, M. Hoar, T. Harris, L. Kelly, B. Congram, C. Pontiac, J. Laverty, S. Chamberlain, C. Goonan. 3rd row: H. Wynne, M. Fitzgerald, A. Gallagher, M. McClernon, J. Meloche, J. Lincoln, E. Wilder, R. Siciliano, M. Fitzgerald. Class Will Be it remembered that we, the class of 1956 of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, hereby revoke all former wills made by us and bequeath our dearest treasures and memories to those people most cherished by us during our four college years. The foregoing, therefore, we do announce as our Last Will and Testament: To our President, the most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, we leave eternal grati- tude and appreciation for the advantages offered us at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. Every moment spent at the Elms under his guidance will be of everlasting worth to us. To our Vice-President, Monsignor Shea, we give heartfelt thanks for being a part of a perfect administration. Thanks also to our priests and lay faculty for both the spiritual and intellectual benefits afforded us. Through their help we will pass on into an uncertain future strength- ened by Catholic ideals and principles. To the Sisters of Saint Joseph we pledge all the devotion that fifty-seven grateful seniors could ever give. Their interest in our behalf and their numerous examples of assistance in our important as well as insignificant needs were those not only of teachers but of true friends. To the Juniors we impart our two most treasured academic symbols, our caps and gowns. May they wear them as proud leaders of three other classes and may their lead- ership bring them all the glory that they have so long awaited. To our own dear sisters, the Sophomores, who will soon be upper classmen, we want to leave so much. Most of all, however, we leave them the assurance that they are the best " little sisters " that any " big sisters " could ever hope for. To the Freshmen " Marsmen " we leave the advice that the most wonderful conquests in the universe can be made right here at the Elms. To help conquer them we leave the most important thing, an abundance of Elms ' spirit. Having thus made the bequests of our very precious possessions we hereunto set our hand to the aforementioned articles. Signed: The Senior Class of the College of Our Lady of the Elms Jean T. Meloche, Class Attorney 156 Music by Joan G. Lincoln Words by Joa P. Laverty hold; To cher - ished friends so dear; who will live on in our ) b In [V ! W w (t 0 0 m 1 £ . 1 0 0 0 0 u -g -4 hand; as we jour - ney from her halls, may we Elms I thou seat of wis-dom and truth. " -vT v i ■ , -4 ; v 5PC ' , x i,-v W ' v • • £ 4- •„ -;■ ■ - j :• •£-. ■■:■■ ' ■ fi Into tomorrow and forever out of the quiet resting place, soft footsteps fade and are lost in the rushing roar of the crowded highways of men. Soft footsteps walk onward with Learning and Love, remembering. Hearts accustomed to the dear familiar pattern must seek its quiet solace now in memory and walk always onward, always softly. Softly, yes, but surely and swiftly, for hearts knowing Truth will seek It to the end of all the world ' s roads and the pathways of mind and time. Suddenly there are no tomorrows; the present is all, and always will be, and each heart sets out on its freely chosen way with the companions each has taken from the resting place. Every one, out of the dear familiar pattern and every one alone. Into tomorrow and forever; and for the quiet of the resting place and the Learning, but most of all for the Love, " Laus tibi, Christe. " CLASS OF 1956 BENEDICT, JOAN E. 183 Johnson St., Springfield BRITT, BARBARA J. 212 North St., Northampton BRUNET, CONSTANCE M. 51 Avon PI., Springfield BRUNET, JOAN V. 51 Avon PI., Springfield CHAMBERLAIN, SHIRLEY A. 324 Eastern Ave., Springfield CHAMPAGNE, LOUISE E. 1043 Monsanto Ave., Indian Orchard CIMINI, PHYLLIS A. 61 Dodge Ave., Pittsfield CONGRAM, BARBARA A. 87 Eaton St., Fitchburg CONLIN, BARBARA A. 44 Talcott Ave., W. Springfield COTE, MARGUERITE T. 24 Los Angeles St., Springfield CROWLEY, MARY FAITH 57 Circle St., Forestville, Conn. DOWD, THERESE M. 22 Atwater PI., Springfield DOYLE, JOAN M. 81 Cass St., Springfield EISENMANN, LOIS ANNE M. 567 Sumner Ave., Springfield FITZGERALD, MARY MALVINA 82 Southworth St., W. Springfield FITZGERALD, MARY MARGARET 119 Bracewell Ave., North Adams FOOTIT, SUSAN D. 94 Pennsylvania Ave., Springfield GALLAGHER, ALICE T. 116 Pond View Dr., Springfield GILMARTIN, MARILYN G. 13 Second St., Pittsfield GOONAN, CECILIA C. 36 Mercedes St., Chicopee Falls GRIFFIN, ANNE MARIE 20 Summitt St., Springfield GRIFFIN, MARY LOU 53 Lamb St., So. Hadley Falls GUYER, BARBARA J. 58 Rockland St., Springfield HARRIS, TERESA A. I Sergeant Ave., Chicopee Falls HOAR, MARY E. 98 Cleveland St., Springfield KELLY, EILEEN C. 43 Milford St., Springfield KELLY, LORRAINE J. 50 Thomas St., Springfield LAVERTY, JOA P. 1130 Springfield Ave., New Providence, N. J. LILLY, JANE M. 64 Chase Ave., North Adams LINCOLN, JOAN G. I I Hill St., Thorndike MacDONNELL, MARY M. 34. Lenox St., Springfield MARBY, JOAN M. 39 Edward Ave., Pitsfield McCABE, JOAN M. 1 1 Preston Ave., Pittsfield McCLERNON, MARILYN M. Old Lyme, Connecticut MELOCHE, 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, ADORACION A. Santiago Isabela, Philippines O ' CONNOR, MARIE G. 60 Shawmut Ave., Holyoke O ' MELIA, MARGARET A. 462 Mower St., Worcester PONTIAC, CHARLOTTE G. 517 Dickinson St., Springfield ROGERS, JOAN A. 459 Liberty St., Beacon, N. Y. SAVARIA, MADELEINE G. 26 Dresser Ave., Chicopee SHEA, JEAN M. West Main St., Millbury 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, FLORENCE S. 507 Union St., Springfield TUTTLE, DOROTHY A. C 30 Lenox St., Springfield WILDER, ETHEL M. C 62 Orchard St., Springfield WRENN, ELIZABETH ANN Di 83 Gillette Ave., Springfield WYNNE, HONORE M. |DE 130 Northampton Ave., Springfield 160 CLASS OF 1957 ALAIMO, CATHERINE G. 56 Gorman Lane, Springfield BARTOSZEK, DIANE F. 14 Sherwin St., Ware BELISLE, CAROL A. 529 Broadway, Chicopee Falls BORSELLI, TERESA M. 32 Home St., Springfield 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 St., Holyoke CALDERELLA, LORITA A. 79 Merwyn St., Pittsfield CARROLL, MARY A. 14 Horace St., Springfield COLLINS, MARGARET A. 23 Algonquin PI., Springfield CONROY, ELIZABETH 86 Lawnwood Ave., Longmeadow CORR, CONSTANCE M. 12 Cedar Ave., W. Springfield ZOWLES, KATHLEEN H. 23 Kenwood Park, Springfield “UNNIFF, ANN M. 139 Morgan St., Holyoke DeYOUNG, JOAN F. 162 North Main St., Uxbridge JRYDEN, ANN M. 976 State St., Springfield FARRELL, ANN G. 542 Devon St., Kearny, N. J. FITZPATRICK, MARJORIE A. 150 East St., Great Barrington FRECHETTE, GRETA G. 1 1 Tanner St., Manchester, Conn. FRITZ, BARBARA A. 86 Griswold Dr., W. Hartford, Conn. GRAHAM, ELIZABETH H. 184 Oak Hill Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. JOSEPH, ELIZABETH L. Wilbraham 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. 201 Moreland St., Worcester McMAHON, LORRAINE C. 623 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls McNEICE, THERESA Y. 59 Pine St., Springfield MELOCHE, ANN M. 12 Sampson St., Spencer MURPHY, BARBARA 2 Pleasant St., Westfield MURPHY, MARY A. 74 Straw Ave., Florence 161 NEARY, ELLEN F. 1 17 Essex St., Indian Orchard NOWAKOWSKI, LUCY MAE A. 30 Rapalus St., Indian Orchard O ' DONNELL, M. NANCY 65 Franklin St., Northampton PASTERCZYK, JOANN C. Hillside Rd., Westfield ROACHE, ANN MARIE E. 20 Pennsylvania Ave., Springfield ROSENBECK, WINIFRED M. 43 Garland St., Springfield RYAN, ANN M. 50 Talcott Ave., W. Springfield RZASA, VIRGINIA T. 86 Bonneville Ave., Chicopee STURMER, JANE 19 Linden Ave., Westfield SULLIVAN, JOAN L. 253 Oak St., Holyoke SULLIVAN, MARY E. Holland Rd., Brimfield TERAULT, CYNTHIA J. 31 Bell St., Chicopee TOOMEY, KATHLEEN A. 21 Lincoln St., Webster TOPOR, MARYANN A. 143 Chestnut St., W. Springfield TURNAN, ANNE M. 12 Monroe St., Shrewsbury VERCHOT, ROSANNE A. 60 Norman Ave., Pittsfield WELDON, ALICE P. 41 Forest St., Springfield 3 CLASS OF 1958 BAILEY, CAROL A. 66 Squiere St., Palmer BAKER, CYNTHIA M. Main St., Bass River BARBEAU, JOYCE E. 53 Wilder Terr., W. Springfield BARRY, KATHLEEN M. 1 Maxwell Ct., Worcester BERGIN, BETTY ANN Beech St., Livingston Manor, N. Y. BOULANGER, JUDITH A. 33 Hastings St., Springfield CHEVALIER, BEVERLY A. 3 Ross Ave., Ware CHUNN, BERNICE B. 224 North Tenth St., Philadelphia, Pa. COFFEY, MARY F. 102 Beacon Ave., Holyoke COLLINS, BARBARA A. 46 Warriner Ave., Springfield COLLINS, MARY E. 75 Orange St., Westfield CONNOR, ANN T. 12 Atwater St., Chicopee COWELL, ELLEN R. 1185 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. 6 Putnam Ave., Pittsfield DeMEOLA, MARIE A. 71 Bushnell St., Hartford 14, 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. 153 Conlogue Ave., South Amboy, N. J. FINN, FRANCES M. 1823 Northampton St., Holyoke FINN, KATHLEEN T. 44 Calumet Rd., Holyoke FORTE, MARIA E. 32 Grosvenor Terr., Constant Spring, Jamaica, B.W.I. GOULD, MARY AGNES 98 Brooklyn St., North Adams GRANT, NANCY M. 91 Yale St., Medford GRIMALDI, MARIE T. 102 Florence St., Springfield GUARDIONE, BARBARA M. 155 Overlook Dr., Springfield GUERTIN, JANICE J. 947 Chicopee St., Willimansett HUNT, MARY J. 151 Spring St., Winchendon JOHNSON, ALICE B. 4015 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. JOSEPH, JOANNE M. 64 Milk St., Fitchburg KEEGAN, NANCY M. 16 Rhode Island Ave., Pittsfield KEENAN, ANNE T. 40 Orange St., Westfield KEENAN, MARY J. 126 South Ninth St., Olean, N. Y. LACHUT, EVELYN B. 53 Chestnut St., Ware LAMBERT, LOIS E. 1 13 Noel St., Springfield LECH, JUANITA M. 53 Exchange St., Chicopee LINCOLN, MARY R. 1 1 Hill St., Thorndike 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 MARTIN, MARY C. 40 Eddy St., Springfield McCALL, BARBARA A. 313 Main St., W. Springfield McGrath, mary h. 14 Holyoke St., Easthampton 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 ' FLYNN, NANCY C. 270 Berkshire Ave., Springfield PERRY, ANN MARIE 7 Beauview Terr., W. Springfield PRATT, BEVERLY A. 54 Castle St., Great Barrington REARDON, ELLEN M. 5 Oakwood Ave., Lawrence REDDEN, ANNE T. 222 Porter Rd., E. Longmeadow RILEY, MARILYN A. 43 Gordon Rd., Milton ROCHE, ANNE MARIE Main St., Lenox ROGERS, ISABELLE U. 418 Forest Ave., Rye, 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 ELLEN 63 Lennon St., Providence, R. I. SULLIVAN, ANN M. 93 Governor St., Springfield SULLIVAN, KATHERINE B. 213 Park St., 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. 18 King St., Westfield 162 CLASS OF 1959 AIROLDI, BARBARA J. 30 Dublin St., Lee ALBANO, JACQUELINE B. 408 Maple Rd., Longmeadow ALEXANDER, BEVERLY J. 37 Old Hope Rd., Kingston, Jamaica, B. W. I. ALLAIRE, CAROL A, 46 Mt. Tom Ave., Easthampton ALLEN, MARGUERITE A. 35 Edmund St., Chicopee Falls BACCHIOCCHI, BARBARA A. 71 Penacook St., Springfield BERARD, LISE M. 99 Montcalm St., Val d ' Or, Quebec, Canada BLOCKEL, BARBARA R. Pine St., South Lee BOURDEAU, JANET L. 63 Maple St., Chicopee Falls BRENNAN, ELIZABETH JANE 34 Lafayette St., Pawtucket, R. I. BROSNAN, DOROTHY A. 55 Abington St., Worcester BROWN, MARY P. 53 Cass Ave., W. Springfield CALABRO, DIANE T. 24 Sunbright Ave., Waterbury, Conn. CAVANAUGH, MARGARET R. 871 Carew St., Springfield CELETTI, CAROL ANN 31 Boyer St., Springfield CHARLEBOIS, RITA A. 107 Wilmont St., Springfield CICIO, GAIL T. 10 Keefe PI., Worcester CROWLEY, DOROTHY A. 57 Circle St., Forestville, Conn. DALTON, PATRICIA M. 11910 Valleywood Dr., Silver Spring, Maryland DARCY, JOANNE M. 78 Pine St., Chicopee Falls DERENGOWSKI, MARY A. 1 8 West St., Adams DILLON, HELEN I. 17 Claremont St., Worcester DiNARDO, JOAN F. Taft Ave., Mendon DONOGHUE, FLORENCE E. 117 Merrifield St., Worcester 5 DOWD, PATRICIA A. 536 Pleasant St., Holyoke DRISCOLL, JEAN A. 234 Grove St., Chicopee Falls ELWOOD, ELIZABETH M. Ill Central Ave., Dalton ENRIGHT, MAUREEN C. 567 Pleasant St., Holyoke FAHEY, MARY ESTHER 25 Franklin St., Thompsonville, Conn. FAREWELL, JOAN E. 1640 Yates Ave., Bronx 61, N. Y. FENTON, KATHLEEN M. 14 Queen St., Holyoke FITZGERALD, ELIZABETH A. 102 Liberty St., North Adams FITZGERALD, SANDRA J. 243 Pearl St., Thompsonville, Conn. FLAHERTY, PATRICIA A. 26 Maple St., Three Rivers FOLEY, MAUREEN V. 7 Ralph Ave., So. Hadley Falls FRIGO, ANNA A. 49 Burton St., Springfield GARRITY, ELIZABETH C. 27 Cross St., Uxbridge GENNARI, RITA A. 9 Beverley St., Springfield GLESMANN, LOUISE C. 7 Cherry St., Holyoke GOYETTE, CLAIRE L. 74 Percy St., Chicopee Falls GUILLET, ESTELLE J. 16 Albion St., Holyoke HOGAN, MARY PAT 48 Silver St., W. Springfield HOULE, MARIE P. 222 James St., Fairview JOSEPH, MARTHA 908 Washington St., Olean, N. Y. KANE, MARGARET 78 Monmouth St., Springfield KELLEY, ANNE K. 59 Meridian St., Greenfield KENNEDY, JUDITH E. 97 Penacock St., Springfield KIDNEY, CAROLE J. 23 Appleton Ave., Pittsfield KIRBY, ELIZABETH J. 781 White St., Springfield KURPASKA, BARBARA K. 159 Sewall St., Ludlow LA FERRIERE, FRANCES A. C. 511 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls LAMBORGHINI, ANN T. 23 McBride St., Springfield LANDRY, JUDITH A. 19 Park Ave., Thompsonville, Conn. LAPPIN, ROSANNE M. 33 High St., Springfield LEMAY, JEAN ANN 45 Forest Ave., Greenfield LEONARD, PATRICIA E. 717 Central Pkwy., Schenectady 9, N. LETELLIER, MARIE C. 112 Penrose St., Springfield LETOURNEAU, BARBARA A. 34 South St., Ware LONERGAN, BRENDAN G. 3 Marshall St., Turners ' Falls MACKIE, NATALIE C. 7 Lowden St., Pittsfield MACRI, TERESA 29 Firglade Ave., Springfield MADDEN, NANCY T. 81 Hilltop Ave., Providence, R. I. MAHONEY, EILEEN T. 25 Croyden St., Springfield MANZI, ROSALIE Box 413, Palmer MASTERSON, GENEVIEVE C. 947 Sumner Ave., Springfield McDermott, Elizabeth r. 45 Wilton Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. MEAGHER, HELENE L. 64 So. Onota St., Pittsfield MENARD, ELAINE M. 1010 Barker Rd., Pittsfield MORIARTY, EILEEN C. 45 Commercial St., Holyoke MULLIN, MARLENE T. 885 Pleasant St., Rochdale MULVEY, MARGUERITE F. 39 Dawes St., Springfield MURPHY, EILEEN D. 151 Hampden St., Chicopee MURRAY, PAULA T. 37 Marietta St., North Adams NADOLSKI, FLORENCE A. 159 Holyoke Rd., Westfield NESBIT, SHEILA A. M. 47 Forest PI., Pittsfield O ' BRIEN, ELLEN M. 107 Sherman Ave., Chicopee O ' BRIEN, MARY M. 58 Stockman St., Springfield O ' CONNELL, JUDITH A. 158 New Bridge St., W. Springfield PACKER, JANICE M. 97 Pearl Lake Rd., Waterbury, Conn. PIKE, NANCY C. 103 Suffolk St., Springfield ROSENBECK, IRENE C. 43 Garland St., Springfield RUANE, ANN M. 66 Quincy St., North Adams RYAN, PATRICIA A. 73 Cherry St., North Adams SALMEN, MARY ANN 30 Mayfield St., Springfield SALOME, LOIS M. Lincoln St., Millville SATKOWSKI, THERESA E. 53 East Carew St., So. Hadley Falls SCIBELLI, PATRICIA A. 1 1 Colony Rd., Longmeadow SHEA, JANE M. 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Springfield ZUORSKI, JOANNE R. 231 Pomeroy Ave., Pittsfield 163 Full Page Ads have been generously contributed by Our Alumnae The Freshman Class Morart Gravure Inc. Our Yearbook Printer Half Page Ads by Ruth B. Ekberg Our Class Photographer Quarter Page Ads by Al ' s Luncheonette O ' Donnell ' s Funeral Home The Log Cabin Springfield Insurance Companies United Plumbing Supply Springfield Undergraduate Club Eighth Page Ads by American Chemical Society Armory Lehigh Fuels, Inc. Athletic Club Mr. Mrs. Louis Benedict Mr. Mrs. Earl W. Bissonnette Bon Marche Millinery Mr. Mrs. A. P. Brunet L. W. Callahan, Painting Contractor Mr. Mrs. John Crowley De-Kay Carpet Cleaning Service Durocher, Brothers, Caterers French Club A Friend The Glee Club Holyoke-Northampton Undergraduate Club Janis Bake Shoppe Mr. Mrs. Joseph Lombard Mr. Mrs. Edward F. Majewicz Marshall Insurance Agency Dr. Thomas F. McCarthy Dr. Frederick Moore Mr. Mrs. Charles Pontiac Rep. John J. O ' Rourke James B. Ruane Mr. Mrs. W. 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CHILDS, INC. § § | 38 BROADWAY CHICOPEE FALLS § § SPRINGFIELD HOLYOKE $ ! § § § Wedding Invitations X gPENHOLMS J 9 V Stationery — Wrappings vS Greeting Cards oi Worcester s § ? Complete DOOR BELL CARD SHOP § J Downtown Shopping ★ § | y Center 14 SCHOOL STREET, SPRINGFIELD | i„ , , , DENHOLMS 165 § 4 9 A. BOILARD SONS INC. 476 OAK STREET, INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. LUMBER - MASON SUPPLIES Building Materials Roofing Insulation Hardware Cinder Blocks Doors, Windows Wall Boards Paint Linden 3-1161 - 3-3385 X O ' 166 FAIRBANKS AUTO SCHOOL GHSZE CHEVROLET, INC. Established 1909 t Oldest School in New England 120 MAIN STREET 20 DWIGHT STREET, SPRINGFIELD RE 3-0458 SPENCER, MASS. Best Wishes From H. P. HOOD SONS DAIRY PRODUCTS MILK - CREAM - ICE CREAM KOSIOREK FLORIST 500 FRONT STREET CHICOPEE, MASS. LASHER ' S INC 131 MAIN STREET CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. LY 4-9515 167 HASTINGS STATIONERY STORE 4 CENTER STREET CHICOPEE, MASS. Best Wishes JAMES HASTINGS WALTER S. OLBRYCH HAYNES Sportswear Lingerie Coats and Suits Dresses With the Young Look 1502 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD 168 Compliments of GUIMOND ' S DRUG STORE The Best Place in town Compliments of to Buy Tires HAFEY FISK TIRE SERVICE FUNERAL SERVICE GUY P. JONES, President Serving Springfield 10 WEST ST. SPRINGFIELD and Vicinity Across From Baseball Park • REpublic 6-1887 495 BELMONT AVENUE § § § § § § § § § § 169 Compliments of ALBERT E. MAYER ' Plumbing of Stability ' 170 I «• j lj " And Mi ich Glasses? Style is just as important in your glasses as in any- thing you wear, to achieve that " dressed up " look. • To look smart, BE smart • drop in and see our selection of (Smithcraft fashion-styled frames P. E. MURPHY GUILD OPTICIAN RE 3-3882 349 BRIDGE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 171 $ E. W. LARKIN CO. BUILDERS SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of RATELL FUNERAL HOME MAIN STREET INDIAN ORCHARD PAUL MONGEAUS PHARMACY 222 MAIN STREET INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. CHAS. E. MONGEAU JACQUELINE M. MONGEAU Pharmacists Free Delivery Tel. LI 3-3624 172 ? ? y | MOUNTAIN VIEW FARM PARK EDGE | Custom Farming and SECRETARIAL SCHOOL jj ? Bulldozing Service Intensive Secretarial Course for College Women § NOTCH ROAD RE 6-8931 § ? GRANBY, CONNECTICUT 187 SUMNER AVENUE § V GUARCO BROS. Oldfield 3-2898 SPRINGFIELD, MASS. ? X § Authorized Dealer of § " Keepsake " Diamonds ANNA M. RATELL | § H. POLLACK All Forms of y - JEWELER - INSURANCE | 1634 MAIN STREET 4 HOLLY COURT § SPRINGFIELD 3, MASS. INDIAN ORCHARD | j Opp. Taylor St. RE 6-1336 Phone Linden 3-4392 y Watches — Gifts — Silverware § 1 ROCKY ' S HARDWARE § l ROBERT ROLLINS § BLAZERS INC. f s § J 832 BROADWAY § NEW YORK 3, N. Y. Y § 991 MAIN STREET f § § SPECIALIZED BLAZER SERVICE § to § § SPRINGFIELD, MASS. § ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES § | | SCHERMERHORN FISH WING-CHRAPEK PONTIAC 1 CO., INC. ★ 920 FRONT STREET £ 13 STOCKBRIDGE STREET CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. § SPRINGFIELD, MASS. LY 8-8377 4 1 173 As pioneers in the development of Medical Reimbursement Insurance, we are happy to have had the privilege of for- mulating a plan for the students at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. COLLEGE, SCHOOL AND CAMP DEPARTMENT JOHN C. PAIGE COMPANY 40 BROAD STREET BOSTON Portland, Me.; Los Angeles, Cal.; New York City; Atlanta, Ga. T. P. SAMPSON CO. Funeral Directors Thomas W. P. Sampson President Neylon J. Sampson Director 730 STATE STREET 500 BELMONT AVENUE 710 LIBERTY STREET 174 Compliments of SULLIVAN REAL ESTATE 90 MAIN STREET NORTH ADAMS, MASS. Compliments of THE JAY ' S OF THE " X " RESTAURANT We ' ll be looking forward to seeing you at our New Location . . . On or about July 1 . - v 175 Compliments of WALL -STREETER SHOE COMPANY NORTH ADAMS, MASS. MANUFACTURERS OF WALL-STREETER to C e 77fc ' ' 6s ' -6 r -0- ' C- 176 y § BOUCHARD S DONUT SHOP f ? Compliments y °f y § • | BLAKE ' S RESTAURANT § 502 Vi ARMORY STREET | I SPRINGFIELD, MASS. § f | | RICHARD CUNNINGHAM § § | D.M.D. | 293 BRIDGE STREET § Compliments 1 | SPRINGFIELD, MASS. | Telephones RE 2-0713 - RE 3-8431 § § COOK ' S LUNCHEONETTE f § ! f JAMES J. DOWD SONS | Est. 1898 l INSURANCE § in all its branches § § Compliments of § THE FLOWER SHOP, INC. f § Lincoln Building | 102 SUFFOLK STREET | HOLYOKE, MASS. MACKIES § § 324 NORTH STREET § § JE 2-9473 PITTSFIELD, MASS. § ? RE 3-1413 | HYLANDS DRUG STORE l MITCHELL ' S § FILLING STATION § j Thos. J. Hyland, Reg. Phar. l 600 CAREW STREET | SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 437 SPRINGFIELD STKtE! c Reliable Prescription Service CHICOPEE, MASS. 177 f J § s 1 § § 1 I I § I ANGER ' S INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. | RUTH C. BONNEAU | 115 STATE STREET - ROOM 317 SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Tel. REpublic 3-0985 Compliments of KINGSBURY HEEL CO., INC. SPENCER, MASS. Tel. TU 5-2230 NEUMAN ' S MARKET MORIN GIFT SHOPPE Gifts For All Occasions PITTSFIELD, MASS. 13 MECHANIC STREET SPENCER, MASS. Our own sausage products Eveline Morin Meloche, Proprietor All fresh meats NOONAN OIL COMPANY JAMES T. SHEEHAN 212 EASTERN AVENUE SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 1653 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Real Estate — Insurance Range Fuel Oils RE 4-8200 - 4-8209 Power Oil Burners Eves. RE 6-0079 Tel. RE 7-4311 Thos. E. Sheehan, Jr., Sales Rep. 178 Guarantee of Quality Guarantee of Purity tf-i+Uf i Pauuti by MILTON BRADLEY Year in, year out — at home ' or in school — youngsters and adults enjoy this colorful, relaxing hobby. In developing the imagination, finger painting brings with it the added thrill of creative achievement. Clear, brilliant and pure, non-toxic Milton Bradley Finger Paints offer greater rewards for every effort. " First in Games, Color Materials and School Supplies " MILTON BRADLEY COMPANY • SPRINGFIELD • MASSACHUSETTS 8mdl t0 i - . V » cS ■4 Ql ’ J E W E L E R SUFFOLK STREET • HOLYOKE, MASS. 179 HOW OUR BANK SERVES YOUR COMMUNITY Your community is made up of people; and the business of a bank like ours is helping people with money matters of every kind. We safeguard your deposits; lend money to build homes of for other worth-while purposes; and share our experience in financial problems. The entire Chicopee area — individuals, families, businesses — benefits from our services. Whether you want to start a savings account; borrow to build or improve your home, or meet other financial ' emergencies — our friendly folks will help you at your community branch or at our main bank. The Chicopee Savings Bank is entrusted by more than 17,000 customers as guardians of their property and welfare. CHICOPEE SAVINGS BANK 36 CENTER STREET BRANCH BANK 794 MEMORIAL DRIVE CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS Call LY 8-8341 OTHOTE CATERERS Over 50 years experience in the C atering Business DECORATED CAKES FOR ANY OCCASION Consult us first for proper planning Anywhere — Any amount Res. 145 MAYNARD ST. 306’ 2 BELMONT AVENUE RE 4-7056 RE 2-3513 CATHOLIC MISSALS St. Joseph — St. Andrew — St. Mary ' s PRAYER BOOKS Cardinal Spellman — Fr. Lasance My Way of Life THE BOOK SHOP Special Discount to Nuns, Clergy, Schools, Hospitals Stationers, Office Supplies DAMSEL F. WATERS CO. 284 HIGH ST. HOLYOKE Dial JE 2-1497 Mail or Phone Orders Delivered PLANTS FLOWERS THE WEE FLOWER SHOP 79 MAPLE ST. EAST LONGMEADOW, MASS. TEL. LA 5-3663 POTTERY Yankee Pedlar Old-Fashioned Food, Drink; and Lodging; Open Every Day ; 180 ! $ B est Wishes from the A. B. C. BATTISTONI LUMBER CO. f Bakers of those Quality and service cost no more y General Hardware Building Materials £ y delicious breads pastries $ We give S H Green Stamps y Y | ALLIED BAKING COMPANY | Store Yard COLLEGE HIGHWAY GRANVILLE RD. £ JO 9-3355 JO 9-3421 Y Home made delicious Flowers for all occasions Y Hamburgs and Pies CERAGO ' S FLORIST | 1 BLUE BELLE SNACK BAR 1158 MAIN STREET ? | 45 SPRINGFIELD STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. § § CHICOPEE, MASS | Tel. RE 3-1810 V § Compliments of £ Compliments of y | COLLINS N s PLUMBING COMPANY | DILLON FUNERAL HOME 4 | y § F 130 RACE STREET 124 CHESTNUT STREET ? y § HOLYOKE, MASS. § HOLYOKE, MASS. § 1 f § Compliments of Compliments of § | DING HO RESTAURANT FIELD ' S HARDWARE | Y 256 EXCHANGE STREET Y i 47 FERRY STREET § £ CHICOPEE, MASS. $ § SPRINGFIELD, MASS. LY 2-1544 4 181 Phone 1097 GAZETTE PRINTING CO., INC. ESTABLISHED 1786 " From a Card to a Book " 79 PLEASANT STREET NORTHAMPTON, MASS. Compliments of RUSSET POTATO CHIP COMPANY FAIRVIEW, MASS. PASADENA MARKET INC. Meats - Groceries - Fruits - Vegetables Imported and Domestic Wines - Champagne - Beer 192 WHITE ST., cor. PASADENA SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Tel. RE 6-1998 FREE DELIVERY HOUSE OF FLOWERS 422 NORTH STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS Sincere Best Wishes from Rep. William J. Kingston of 8 HILLSIDE PLACE SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of JOHNSON-DE-VOU, INC. 182 THE HOUSE OF QUALITY” CURTAINS BLANKETS HAND IRONING A SPECIALTY MOTH PROOFING WEATHER PROOFING FUR CLEANING AND STORAGE Dial RE 6-3616 Since 1907 We Own and Operate Our Own Plants CHICO CLUB Beverages ALFRED E. DUNLOP Golden and Pale Dry FLORIST GINGER ALE Flowers and Gifts CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY CHICOPEE and CHICOPEE FALLS CHICOPEE, MASS. MASS. LY 4-9556 LY 4-6677 Compliments of RALPH JILSON, Inc. Prescription Opticians HANNIGAN FUNERAL HOME 362 BRIDGE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 656 STATE STREET 92 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 183 y Phone JE 8-8185 Phone JE 9-9068 Compliments of REARDON ' S GARAGE $ Repairs on all makes of Automobiles, £ Gas, Oil, Tires and Accessories, Battery Service l THE 1537 NORTHAMPTON STREET i § ROGER SMITH HOLYOKE, MASS. | HOTEL | HOLYOKE SALTMAN ' S Smart College Wear | MASSACHUSETTS 252 MAPLE STREET l I HOLYOKE Best Wishes and Success § Ginger and Mike Siano i I MIKE SIANO ' S § PIZZA HOUSE For Complete Coverage of j § Take-out Orders Our Specialty § 1 GRANBY ROAD CHICOPEE § ELMS COLLEGE Activities t Read the 1 Compliments of pringftelb Jf etogpapers § THE SPRINGFIELD | SPRING CORP. DAILY NEWS - UNION | 654 CAREW STREET REPUBLICAN 1 SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS " AL " STROHMAN MUSIC SHOP Your Friendly Music Dealer Instructions - Repairs 372 WORTHINGTON STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. RE 6-1335 Special Rental Plan For Beginners Compliments of VERDEORO TRUE BROTHERS, Inc. JEWELERS Diamonds, Watches, Silverware 1390 MAIN ST. SPRINGFIELD WHISTLE STOP RESTAURANT 195 NORTH STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. Best Wishes to the Class of 1956 Compliments of THE SODALITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 186 direct sales original layouts art service retouching composition mechanicals halftone and line negatives film and plate stripping plate making offset printing folding complete bindery service packaging delivery Stamford, conn ctkut Stamford davis 4-9226 new york meirose 5-4112 f. o’toole and sons, me. WILLIAM A. HURLEY, Ins. 18 VERNON STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. RE 7-1489 WM. KAVANAUGH FURNITURE CO., INC. Complete Home Furnishings 441-445 STATE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Tel. RE 3-6641 George O. McGlynn, Opt.D. John J. O ' Neil, Opt.D. McGLYNN O ' NEIL OPTOMETRISTS Bookstore Building 1383 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. EST. 1910 RE 2-9514 WILLIAM H. MEANEY 51 LAWNDALE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Wedding Church Aisle Runners Tel. RE 3-2385 Our full length and width runners give perfect protection to your gown. KATHLEEN SMITH MUSIC SHOP 267-269 MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. Dial JE 2-2893 LIGGETT REXALL SUPER DRUG STORE 41 NORTH STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. Tel. 5100 LONG ' S Stationery and Card Shop 604 DWIGHT STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. Office Supplies School Supplies Office Equipment Compliments of MONGOLD ' S DAIRY FARM 188
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