Elms College - Elmata Yearbook (Chicopee, MA)

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ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIVES 291 SPRINGFIELD ST. CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 AUTOMATON LAE El A2P300 45b52M LD 7251 1957 Cop .3 8 4 4 54 y-T fc ' ' Ar ELMS COLLEGE ARCHIVES 291 SPRINGFIELD ST. CHICOPEE, MA 01013-2839 F ulfillment — A glorious feat, Mirrored in the gloss of Elmata’s pages, Born of crystal clear objectives, Strong wills And tenacious spirits, Filled with grace and love. Searching for words To phrase a theme Of our collegiate years, Our future lives, And our Elmata, We asked ourselves, " Just what has changed Our verdant dreams To stronger hope, Our mirthful laughter Into deeper joy?” But then the guiding Light And loving Truth Forever guiding us at O.L.E. Gave us the answer — Fulfillment. The Elmata Presented By the Senior Class Lady of the Elms m J Mass. mm - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - Lorita A. Calderella — Editor Ex-Officio — Jane M. McKenna — Business Manager — Elizabeth H. Graham — Art Editor — Ann M. Cunniff — Associate Editors — Ann M. Dryden Marjorie A. Fitzpatrick Marie M. Kearns Cynthia J. Terault Staff i DEDICATION . . CAMPUS . . . . FACULTY . . . SENIORS . . . . CLASSES . . . . ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVITIES . . . COMMENCEMENT DIRECTORIES . . PATRONS . . . 8 13 20 34 90 104 126 158 172 176 i FORMAL ADDRESS What more glorious one’s own heart, and by e so many just waiting wit our guide, leading us by t by your devotion to souls, to even spoken to you personal and cannot be turned aside spoken to all of us as a gro labor. pirist — to bear Him within Hum gently in the hearts of A u been our shepherd and insincerity of your interest, haps some of us have never re of importance to eternity ;ry friendly, warming word 111 joy Him for Whom you 1 Right Reverend George A. Shea , D.D., Ph.D. Vice President Paternal, gentle and kindly father, many of us know you only through your achieve- ments and through the warm and enthusiastic comments of those Elmites who know you as their beloved pastor. How many times have they spoken of the time you have generously spent in pleasant conversation, in consoling, comforting, in wise advising. How often have they come forth, smiling and reassured, better for having spoken to one whose wisdom is from above. For the rest of us, our only wish is that we too could share in the friendship of such a warm, generous and reverend heart. The eyes rest dreamily Upon a tower And a clock that softly Counted off four years . . . The windows gleam in sunlight Like eyes alight With reminiscent tears. Each shaded pane Looks inward thoughtfully Upon a classroom glowing And alive With the bright remembrances Of days gone by .. . dministrati iiJktiaiiiiaiifc! And MEMORY strolls on beneath the whispering Elms But here it stops , and pauses long before The holy cottage, because it may not enter, For its kingdom h the past which Love knows not Dwelling always in the ever brilliant present . . . 15 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING — FOYER Within , the marble halls are glist ' ning, the great lights shed Their soft glow, as in a medieval castle long ago Where the splendid and colorful crusaders might have gathered To say fareivell and set out upon the paths to Foreign lands; just so the pageantry of Student days begins and leads far out unto The trials of truth. The lamp of learning burns amid the books, Its light shines through the ages, It sends its rays into our library Through the inspiring windows, on whose pages T he tale of knowledge is told. LIBRARY : X W i fn tfmf i !; 1 B J : !l| V i; fl 3 Ti }) a K |ll y ■■ fl 1 " " w If v II id ■ A ' 1 r wjul 1 1W Wj. iijV 11 t if i S ! 1 . 1 u s Y I .-1 | Lf f J W E§H! i iifi f rl J H U I i I l J H I i EM 1 I 1 A Li n ir ifrSS f a II I n — . ft i L Hq H ■ u 1 — -J n y ‘fe. 1 M 1 ul Xij 1, IJ v VjJ I ►I - 3 Faculty Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, D.D. President Right Reverend George A. Shea, D.D., Ph.D. Vice-President Sister Rose William, B.A., M.A. Dean Reverend Thomas B. Pierce, B.A., J.C.B., S.T.D. Religion, 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 L. Viau, S.T.L., J.C.D. Philosophy Reverend Thomas F. Devine, S.T.L., Ph. D. Education Reverend Vincent O ' Connojr Sociology 1U Sister Teresa Marie, Mathematic Sister Mary 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. Biology, Chemistry, Physics Sister Rose Dolores, B.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 Sister St. Agatha, B.A. Business Administration Charles R. Gadaire, B.S., M.S., Ph. D. Biology Robert I. O ' Herron, B.S., M.A. Chemistry, Physics Mrs. Guerdline K. Curran, B.S. in Phys. Ed. Physical Education Walter F. Halpin, B.A., M.A. Speech, Dramatics 20 As each day dawns Father brings us the Sacrament of Life in the daily Mass, and with each Mass he gives us a thought to carry through the day. An Elmite may see Father either strolling the campus or in the halls, al- ways ready with a personal greeting. Ffe starts and ends each class with a smile. A highlight of his Marriage Guidance course is the annual bread-baking contest where future Catholic homemakers may try their skill and vie for prizes. As moderator of the Liturgy Club on campus, he develops and furthers our knowledge of the rich culture of the Church. It was through him that many of us heard some three years ago of a dream of evening Masses and Mass in the vernacular. Now the former has become a reality and the latter is making great gains towards doing so. In the evening. Father is an occasional visitor to the smoker, and his masculine laughter rises above our voices. We will always remember about you, Father, your easy-going manner, your light-heartedness, your interest in our extra curricular activities, and most of all our receiving Flim via your consecrated hands. REVEREND THOMAS B. PIERCE Religion REVEREND JOSEPH A. BURKE Religion A disarming smile, a humorous twinkle escaping from his Irish eyes, a gentleness in his diminutive frame — these are a Freshman’s first impressions of Father. His exuberant spirit and the warmth of his friendliness won our hearts. His reception and ap- proach to young, green collegiates provoked our confi- dence as well as our confidences. His outward, refresh- ing cheerfulness and the simplicity and sincerity of his soul did not elude us. Though we Elmites will cherish many a happy moment we rapped out the chant of Michaelmen, our thoughts will search deeper to an appreciation of that enrichment of our college years — a purpose in making life worth living. As we take our place in the army of Christ, we will walk with Father ' s complete confidence in us as bearers of Christ to men. REVEREND ROBERT H. STAFFORD Philosophy How quickly we grasped the Thomistic The- ory of Prime Matter and Substantial Form so deply impressed upon our intellects by striking " Vogue " pastels! We never did find out what the last line is to " O, ente mobile . . .”?? How can we forget those famous last words as he leaves us on our honor during exams — " I ' m going downstairs to effect a substantial change! ” Room 12 so often took on the appearance of schema- decked blackboards with shades of red and green. Father is to be remembered for his patient ex- planations, unassuming wisdom, boyish airs and exceptional ability to bring his erudition within our scope. With just a bit of " friendly persua- sion” Father would be escorted to the gym be- fore Proms or the smoker before vacation where his genialty continued to capture our hearts. REVEREND ROGER L. VIAU Philosophy We of ’57 can’t help claiming a special kin- ship with Father; we were his introduction to the Elms, and he, ours to philosophy. Where else would one hope to find such down-to-earth in- formality coupled with a seemingly inexhaust- ible knowledge of the purest abstraction? En- couraging us always with his understanding smile, Father makes every piece of the mosaic of philosophy into a thrilling discovery. Armed with a formidable collection of notebooks and briefcases, he glances out the window for a brief second, and then divulges an Aristotelian gem, followed by the characteristic pause for our ges- ture of acknowledgment. We have so many re- membrances of Father Viau, and he will live forever in our fondest memories of O.L.E. " Whatever you do for the least of My brethren you do unto Me.” To this special service of God has Father truly dedicated his life, ministering to the less fortunate in His flock. His understanding and compassion for the weaknesses of human nature, the clear-sighted- ness of his guidance and his easy-flowing, char- acteristic humor, all blend, proportionate to the situation at hand. Father’s activities are a terrific combination of instructing in the classroom, escorting students through some rehabilitation center or institution, working with the aged at Beaven Kelly, counsel- ing at the marriage bureau, as well as helping with problems involving juvenile delinquency and adoption — to mention only a few! He is always busy — always interested — and always has a few minutes for someone else. No one phase of humanity completely captivates his energies. He is interested in the whole child — his spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. Parent-child relationships are very important. Wholesome teenage activities are of great con- cern. What can we do to make the " golden age” a happy and purposeful one? This is Father O’Connor. History classes are informal group discussions where students’ thoughts are adroitly directed into the proper channels. The old axiom of " His- tory repeats itself” is verified by the correlation of current events with the pages of bygone days. Wot Id kJe m 4 ofj Ike Week History REVEREND THOMAS F. DEVINE Education With a depth of heartfelt understandng issu- ing from a wellspring of holy charity, our scho- larly psychologist quickly found a place in our hearts. His keen insight into, and affinity for analysis of educational problems and patterns have underlined the vital importance of a virtu- ous character. A " wholesome influence,” he has told us, is the factor of prime importance in a teacher. How well he bears this statement out in his reassuring relationships with us! The near perpetually upturned corners of his mouth are but one of the clues which tell us of his inner joy and peace. His is the laughter of a mind and will made for Wisdom and of a soul steeped in Truth. And, because his very existence consists in a day- to-day sharing in that Life Divine — how fitting is his name. In the education classes, future teachers of America discover, besides the principles of peda- gogy, the best in devices, techniques, problems and actual practice of the modern classroom. t " The Creator has gifted the whole universe with lan- guage, but few are the hearts that can interpret it. Happy those to whom it is no foreign tongue.’’ " Le langage est l’apanage de l ' homme.” Que nous devrions etre riches apres avoir parcouru cette montagne d ' ouvrages lit- teraires de la belle langue fran aise. " Nulla dies sine linea.’’ Lineas nostras quotidianas vobis fert ELMATA. " Mehr Licht!’’ Wir sagen mit Goethe, " Mehr Licht!” " La lengua con sangre entra.” Ya lo creemos quienes nos empenamos en comprender las " Mocedades de Rodrigo de Vivar o Ios escrupulos de " El Hermano Asno.” Languages Art Everyone is an artist — and if we cannot perfect the creative spirit within us to paint or draw, we can develop the artistry of joy, and the love of the beautiful. Journalisim To write, not on fast-disappearing paper, but penciled in the skies — this is the theme of our journalism class, dancing with life and looking toward what is eternal. Science Moving familiary among dissection kits and bacteria slides, Dr. Gadaire untangles the threads of the advanced sciences for a sizeable number of budding scientists. No object is too insignificant to serve as a basis for elucidation and compari- son. With a buoyancy illustrated in his frequent " Hot off the press!”, he leaves every student with the satisfying feeling that in her hands may lie the key to relief for untold numbers of suffering human beings. Punctuating the hours with gejns of wit, he nevertheless conveys markedly his own conviction that the true scientist approaches his field with confidence in its previous accomplish- ments and awe at its infinite potential. MR. ROBERT I. O’HERRON Chemistry Putting the practical into the lectures of theory, Mr. O ' Herron has a knack for drawing complex machines greatly simplified showing us the application of the science of the molecules. This year, for the first time, he has expanded the physics department. Physicists, under his guidance, can be seen using and repairing lab equipment which up to now had been awaiting experimentation. A typical college prof, with crew cut top and wool sport jacket, he incorporates into the world of matter and forces the sound philosophy of " take God out of nature and nothing great is left.” His patience is oft displayed in easing information out of his students who don’t know they know. Any questions asked of him are never answered without proper projection into every implied aspect possible. When not teaching, he is usually seen with hammer or screw driver keeping things in tip top shape, in- cluding renovation of the pH meter and spectograph. CHARLES R. GADAIRE Biology This is a subject ever requiring perfection, and taught so by those whose hearts are filled with perfect love of others, each number thus becoming a shining symbol to reflect this wonderful goodness. The typewriters click in the business class, the little bells jingle, and the mind remembers the refreshing sound and brightness of that room. | Business Musk MR. WALTER F. HALPIN Speech In this one vivacious individual we find the dramatic voice of the speech professor and the dynamic Irish-blue eyes of the accomplished ac- tor. Intensely dedicated to his work, Mr. Halpin displays true art in awakening the dormant tal- ents of our aspiring actresses. A master at creat- ing desired effects by carefully pitched intona- tions, he has made speech and drama a major area of both the curriculum and the co-curricu- lum Many are the favorable comments following every production staged under his professional direction. Endowed with the exuberance and energy of eternal youth, Mr. Halpin invariably transmits his thirst for perfection to everyone who has the good fortune to work with him. We hear the blend of voices, the song of an instru- ment, the helpful and harmonious lessons which have passed like the drifting of a melody. Drama Physical Education MRS. GUERDLINE K. CURRAN Physical Education Every Freshman to enter the Elms passes through the portals of the gym where self-consciousness and tension " melt like lemon drops” under the kind, gentle yet lively tutorship of Mrs. Guerdline Curran. Understand- ingly participating in all activities, she inspires each girl with the same enthusiasm she herself feels for good sound body-building sport. Tennis, volley ball, badmin- ton, dancing — all are demonstrated so excitingly and expertly that even the least sports-minded girl is charmed into trying it herself, and almost always finds that though she is not as expert as Mrs. Curran, cer- tainly, at least she has found just as much care-chasing laughter, amusement and enjoyment. If we can never forget our Freshman gym class, it is because of our enthusiastic instructor, patient teacher and warm friend — Mrs. Curran. Gayly we entered the portals of O.L.E. with one aim in mind To become graduates of the Elms. W e have reached our goal Through four years of college living. We now face commencement with mixed emotions, Knowing ice have deserved our reward And still longing to remain a part of the whole. We have walked along the path of . . . FULFILLMENT. MARGARET A. COLLINS Vice-President LUCY MAE NOWAKOWSKI Treasurer JANE M. McKENNA President JACQUELINE M. LYONS Secretary Class Officers 1953-1954 President Mary A. Murphy Vice-Pres Margaret A. Collins Secretary Jane M. McKenna Treasurer Elizabeth L. Joseph 1954-1955 President Jo Ann H. Bennett Vice-Pres Catherine G. Alaimo Secretary Alice T. Brady Treasurer Alice P. Weldon 1955-1956 President Joann C. Pasterczyk Vice-Pres. .. Winifred M. Rosenbeck Secretary Barbara A. Burke Treasurer Marie M. Kearns 35 Springfield Sociology Major Paradox of pixie greatness . . . experienced Veep . . . dynamo for deeds of magnanimity . . . contagious giggle . . . humble as a violet . . . thoroughly dependable . . . tailor-made for " Grandma-ma” . . . magnetic manner . . . spirituality sparkling beneath an unassuming spirit . . . zest for living . . . heart of purest gold . . . " Whistle while you work!” . . . mischievous twinkle . . . " Que sera, sera” . . . merry as music . . . great ideas with an even greater determination . . . proof positive that good things come in small packages! . . . Cathy 36 BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3(T), 4; CLASS VICE-PRESIDENT 2; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4(VP); NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 1, 2, 3, 4(VP) a Lat is 3. HBartos-zsIl Ware French Major Petite but powerful . . . brimming over with vivacious enthusiasm . . . ever a willing bridge partner . . . so darling with that " little boy’’ haircut ... a menace to her basketball foes . . . felicitous casting by Mr. Halpin for child roles . . . persevering in her attempts at knit two, purl two . . . renowned for her delight- ful pantomimes . . . happy in the ties of Greta’s friendship . . . often overheard humming " The Sweet- heart of Theta Chi” . . . our dynamic Di A CAPPELLA 2, 3, 4; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1. 2, 3, 4; CERCLE FRANCAIS 1. 2(T), 3(VP), 4; CORTE CASTELLANA 2, 3; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4(P); NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3; VERDEORO 3; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3. 4 37 Chicopee Falls Biology — Chemistry Major Contagious cheerfulness . . . psychic on the eve of philosophy exams . . . quietness offset by quiet humor . . . spirit of wholesomeness . . . amiable chatter . . . following a lucky star south-eastward . . . keenness wrapped in a cloak of modesty . . . sporting gaily-colored scarves . . . dainty feet planted on terra firma . . . living each day as it comes — certain dreaded class days included ... a lass especially sensitive to the scientific world around her . . . Carol MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3; SPRIN GFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2. 3. 4 38 oz xei a d y. Springfield Sociology Major Convert from day hop ranks . . . ready for any and all jobs . . . sleeves always rolled up . . . prospective social worker . . . finding privilege and pleasure in serving the needy . . . untiring and uncomplaining . . . first on the job . . . loyal to Brownie Troop and Catskills . . . proud holder of Brownie gifts . . . " Noth- ing surprises me” . . . awareness of interests and activities of others . . . wrinkled brow — smoothing into smile of contentment . . . Terry ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3, 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 4; VERDEORO 2, 3 SB 39 flLizaljztli cz j-. UdxuucI Westfield Sociology Major Natural debator — in politics, sociology and literature ... up to date on world issues . . . collector of Dachshunds . . . expert on Graham Greene . . . occasional Verdeoro player . . . best role in " Song of the Scaffold” . . . hopes tied up in a special Christmas box . . . summer traveler . . . especially interested in Pennsylvania Dutch — their social customs and superstitions . . . sunset walks along the beach at Jersey shore . . . ever moving feet . . . never without flowers . . . Betty ACS 1, 2; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3. 4; CCD 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4; VERDEORO 2. 3. 4 EXUIE TO 07 2 West Springfield Spanish Major Sedate and stylishly meticulous . . . silky tresses in a wavy cap coiffure . . . suited for a silhouette . . . unassuming and capable . . . considerate nature . . . quiet companion . . . lively chats in caf and study hall . . . seldom ruffled complacency . . . taking exams and proms as they come . . . pensive and persever- ing . . . firm objectives, frills omitted . . . Marylike humility . . . remembered for her sterling qualities, modern tastes, and old-fashioned principles . . . Catherine CORTE CASTELLANA 3, 4; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, (BOARD REPRESENTATIVE 3, 4); SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB I, 2, 3, 4 I axuaza Pittsfield History Major Logically level-headed ... no flowery phrases . . . point blank honesty . . . ( she wants the facts, Ma’am! ) . . . jotting journalist . . . zealous co-editor of Elmscript ... car owner of few words on this subject (won- dering why???) . . . quiet voice . . . gentle manner . . . stimulus to enlightened conversations . . . realis- tic ... a little bit independent — admirably so! . . . dynamite in disguise . . . unpretentious, precise . . . quick, inquisitive . . . especially lovable in stoutly defending her opinions . . . endearingly different . . . Barb ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 4; BERKSHIRE UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; CLASS SECRETARY 3; CORTE CASTEL- LANA 1; ELMSCRIPT 2. 3 (CO-EDITOR); IRC 2, 3(VP), 4(P); NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3 West Springfield Sociology Major Curly coif, with a dust of freckles . . . congeniality with contagious rhythm . . . holiday personality . . . sporty as ski slopes . . . animated as a puppet on a string . . . eyes bright with adventure . . . winking music back at the world . . . wanderlust with sundry weekend jaunts . . . unshakeable individual opinions . . . per- ceptively sharp . . . trace of New Yorkan in her voice . . . instinctively sure . . . Judy and " Kats” ... an inseparable duo . . . friendliness, her hallmark . . . Judy ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2. 3; SPRING- FIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2, 3, 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 4 43 Al axu J2oid±z }. UBuxlzs Holyoke Biology Major Early morning candlelight walk . . . ever efficient in any job handed her . . . woman in white ... in love with medical science . . . performer of accurate tests . . . server of the sick and aged . . . cheerful with tjie convalescent . . . compassionate of the dying . . . " No, we are not bloodsuckers!” . . . her education — assistance to mankind in laboratory of medicine . . . her days serving God in laboratory of life . . . Mary Lou 44 ACS 1, 2 ( S) , 3(VP) ; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; HOLYOKE- NORTHAMPTON UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2. 3, 4; NFCCS; MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1, 2. 3. 4; SODALITY 1. 2, 3. 4; VERDEORO 2 Jloxita dCf. (JaLcUxzUa Pittsfield Biology — Chemistry Alajor As warm-hearted and sunny as the Italy she loves . . . lithe as an arrow in flight . . . prowess of the athlete and grace of the perfect lady . . . modestly shrugging off the praise her many talents elicit ... an indefa- tigable worker, seeking no reward . . . gifted in literary skills, but aspiring to a career in science, her first love . . . complementing ambition with envied executive ability . . . building her stairway of humble wisdom to eternity . . . Lorry ACS 2, 3; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4(T); BERKSHIRE UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 3(VP), 4; ELMATA (ED-IN-CHIEF); ELMSCRIPT 2. 3; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3 Springfield English Major Lover of freedom, the open road, a sun-dazzled day . . . roguish elfin spirit untangling Chaucer and Dante . . . fanciful, funny dreamer waving a wand to change haunted houses to college lounges . . . twink- ling, laughing, pixie-eyed charm peeping round the edges of a text book ... a dancing heart unlimited by classroom walls . . . festive, faithful friend . . . fancyfree and gay . . . busy little spider weaving laughter into life . . . Mike BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2. 3. 4 46 J l ci T iqa r i£.t cz f. Springfield Sociology Major True Irish colleen . . . twinkling light in merry blue eyes concealing hidden depths of seriousness . . . soft moods of thoughfulness shattered by a sun-ray smile ... a heart abounding with love and loyalty to school ideals . . . days filled with quiet accomplishment ... a Peg of unselfish strength and willingness . . . unflickering lamp of leadership . . . light brown waves rippling in the wind as quiet deeds ripple far across the pools of college days . . . Peg BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3 (VP), 4; CCD 3; CLASS VICE-PRESIDENT 1, 4; IRC 2; NFCCS; SO- DALITY 1, 2 (ADVISORY BOARD) 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 4 47 {ZLLzatjztfi (lonxo j Longmeadow English Major Mischievous twinkle in her eye, reflecting the sparkle of a diamond . . . Carroll and Conroy — Comrades, Inc. . . . quick and ready smile . . . annual resident retreatant . . . casual lady of the campus . . . gener- ous with the car — sparing with the chauffeur . . . freedom and fun patently hers in her four-wheeled machine . . . easy grace of Irish charm . . . party mood eternally . . . drifting in and out with carefree spirit and gaiety . . . Beth ELMSCRJPT 3; IRC 2; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 (2omtan.cz c2 . doxn West Springfield English Major Determined, diligent, dauntless spirit of NFCCS . . . competent Senior Delegate for two years . . . sea- soned campus to campus traveler . . . thorough planner . . . keynote of activity . . . devouring books and apples simultaneously in study hall . . . refreshingly feminine . . . madonna features . . . dignified stature . . . best appreciated in technicolor . . . confident manner . . . soothing voice . . . wearing sunlight in her hair with a future just as gleaming . . . resolute opinions . . . mature decisions . . . Connie ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB I, 2, 3; CCD 3, 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; IRC 2; NFCCS (ALTERNATE DELEGATE 2, SENIOR DELEGATE 3, 4); SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRAD- UATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; WHO ' S WHO 49 Springfield Mathematics Major Fair and bright of face, sweet-natured and joyful of spirit . . . full of sparkling-eyed humor . . . carefree companion and serious friend . . . unruffled by the petty happenings of time . . . merrily in tune with the dancing heart of the age . . . delighting in the joys of youth . . . willing to accept the responsibilities of adulthood . . . striving to attain the goal of each day and year as a loyal Elmite . . . Katy ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2; CORTE CASTELLANA 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRAD- UATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; VERDEORO 1 c fnn A {. dunniff Holyoke Biology Major As dependable as the coming of springtime . . . always prepared with a helpful suggestion or an hour of hard work ... a devotee of the easel and brush . . . one of those valuable persons who combine thinking and doing . . . diligent in her studies, but never " bookish” . . . possessor of a seemingly endless collection of smart blouses . . . emitting warmth in her smile . . . " Sakini” entre nous . . . Ann ACS 2, 3; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 4; CCD 3. 4; CORTE CASTELLANA 2; ELMATA (ART EDITOR); HOLYOKE-NORTH- AMPTON UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 2, 3, 4; MSGR. DOLYE SCIENCE CLUB 2(T), 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 2, 3; VER- DEORO 3 51 Cj-Ocui Lfounq Uxbridge Biology Major The envy of all who admire long, silky, black tresses . . . aversion to felines in formaldehyde . . . hold- ing us spellbound with the delicate quality of her singing . . . blessed with a peaches-and-cream com- plexion and a radiant smile . . . one of " those” who always have mail . . . and a COVEted photo . . . ready confidante of her two " little sisters” . . . appreciative of truly fine music . . . unobtrusive, but indispen- sable . . . Joan ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 3; GLEE CLUB 3, 4; MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 3; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 52 czdf-nn. [l xijdsn Springfield English Major Special daughter of St. Patrick . . . born on his day . . . possessor of the shining, silver-tipped pen of literary love and ability . . . gentle, soft-spoken colleen with sweet, kindly words for all . . . soft, glow- ing charm shining beneath a gentle shyness . . . sharing with others a quiet warmth and happiness of spirit . . . unmindful of self . . . each task cherished as a gift and accomplished without complaint . . . leaving its imprint upon the heart of O.L.E. . . . Ann CCD 2, 3, 4; ELMATA (ASSOCIATE EDITOR); ELMSCRIPT 2, 3 (CO-EDITOR); FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4(P); (ADVISORY BOARD 1. 2, 3, 4); SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2, 3, 4; TOURMALINE 1, 2( ASSISTANT EDITOR), 3, 4; VERDEORO 1, 2, 3; WHO ' S WHO 53 Kearny, N. J. Biology — Chemistry Major Self-taught from books . . . incessant reader . . . visitor of different lands via the printed word . . . driv- ing desire to learn and to know . . . engrossed in World War II literature . . . thorough to the point of mapping out the saga . . . representative of college on one handed push shot from the side . . . behind . . . Ann ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 4(P); MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE at intercollegiate badminton tournament . . . expert A. A.’s big projects . . . sure to rise to great heights CLUB 3; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3 54 auxzzn (1. Shitzy zta Chicopee Falls Sociology Major 57’s classmate in Junior Year . . . completely interested in the interesting . . . casual naivete . . . promoter of a perfect audience in what place soever . . . discriminating tastes and keen evaluations . . . sympathetic heart . . . agreement to all worthwhile . . . strong opinions . . . prudence and patience . . . soft words carrying great influence . . . capable and kind . . . conservative and concise . . . twinkling eyes and pixie smile . . . her future directed by straight values and firm ideals . . . Maureen BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 3, 4 ; NFCCS; SODALITY 3, 4 55 9 9 Great Barrington French Major Irish as Irish can be . . . ready and willing to let it rub off on Frosh, Soph, or Junior . . . great entertainer with piano, organ, accordion, flute, or Irish jigs . . . fluent in many tongues . . . with a bit of blarney in each . . . lover of music — classical, liturgical and Gaelic, naturally ... a connoisseur of good food . . . minia- ture golf enthusiast . . . natural spirit and go go ambition . . . upon entering her Irish heaven . . . Marge A CAPPELLA 1, 2, 3, 4; BERKSHIRE UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 3, 4 ( P) ; CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2(S), 3, 4; DELTA EPSILON SIGMA; ELMATA (ASSOCIATE EDITOR); GLEE CLUB 1, 2(S), 3(T), 4 (SONG LEADER); NFCCS (NATIONAL LI- TURGY CO-CHAIRMAN 2, 3); SODALITY 1, 2. 3 , 4 C ' %sta J. xzcfiMa Manchester, Conn. French Major Classic example of the famed French chic . . . deft with scissors, as many Elmites with handsome new coiffures will testify . . . thrilled by the stunning diamond she wears so gracefully ... an energetic worker, whose services are never solicited unsuccessfully ... a model of class and school spirit . . . the schoolmarm ’neath the White Cliffs of Dover ... a dainty demoiselle whose personality is characterized by her artless charm . . . Greta ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION I, 2, 3, 4; CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2, 3. 4; CONNECTICUT UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 4(P); GLEE CLUB 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3, 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 3; VERDEORO 1, 2, 3, 4 ( P) 57 West Hartford , Conn. Sociology Major Petite in stature . . . giant sense of humor . . . quiet and gentle or the bushel of fun, at will . . . comedial morale booster . . . master at a drawing board . . . official cube designer . . . Elmata decoration chairman . . . necessary addition to our class . . . ever faithful to T. C. and St. Dominic . . . Third Order member . . . capturer of Elms life on celluloid . . . ready to roll movie camera . . . silent and lone worker . . . " Little One” . . . Barb ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 3, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 3, 4; CORTE CASTELLANA 3; NFCCS; SODALITY 3, 4 58 3 Pawtucket, R. I. Sociology Major Sparkling and jovial, blushing and chuckling . . . the epitome of tasteful simplicity in her dress ... in- corrigible hoarder of oranges " because I get awfully thirsty” . . . staunchly loyal to her native Rhode Island . . . constantly raising our spirits with her infectious good humor . . . never allowed to forget that opening bid of four spades ... a challenging example of Catholic college womanhood . . . that’s our Bidda ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; CORTE CASTELLANA 1; ELMATA (BUSINESS MANAGER); ELMSCRIPT 2, 3; NFCCS; SODALITY (ADVISORY BOARD 1, 2, 3. 4) SOUTH SHORE UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 4(P); VERDEORO 3. 4 59 East Longmeadow English Major Eldest of our Joseph trio . . . unselfishness personified . . . warm-hearted and true . . . lover of horses . . . class parties on her farm . . . most popular campus- porter . . . complete acceptance of God ' s ways . . . infectious and bubbling laughter . . . tall tales and witticism ... a friend to every Elmite . . . loved for sincerity . . . never to be forgotten . . . reaching out for greater things . . . genuine humility ... a cher- ished memory of goodness and depth . . . Betty ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1; CLASS TREASURER 1; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 60 JW axis dv . D saxn± West Springfield Sociology Major Shimmering charm ... a little half-smile quivering like a dewdrop on a leaf . . . ready to burst forth into sparkling laughter . . . humor crisp and bright ... a ready friend . . . sympathetic and sincere . . . artistically clever . . . quietly conscientious . . . easily a leader, but with true unassuming grace and ca- pability . . . striving with an earnestness of heart and a joy of spirit which lifts above the plains to the snow-sparkling mountains . . . Marie BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 3, 4; CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2; CLASS TREASURER 3; ELMATA (ASSO- CIATE EDITOR); GLEE CLUB 2, 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3. 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2 ( S ) , 3 ( VP) , 4 61 .oa 2 Holyoke Mathematics Major Sugar and spice . . . sentimental as violets . . . her Irish heart reflected in her eyes . . . diligent student . . . the best of buddies . . . charming touch of stateliness . . . ardent advocate of Thespian activities . . . innately sensitive to the humor in our most dramatic situations . . . unassuming and congenial . . . heart and soul cooperation . . . classic, wholesome Mary model . . . campaigner for Our Lady . . . her eyes, havens of silent prayer . . . she came, she saw, she conquered — our heart . . . Joan ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; HOLYOKE-NORTHAMPTON UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 2, 3, 4 ( P) ; NFCCS; SO- DALITY 2, 3. 4 (ADVISORY BOARD); VERDEORO 2, 3, 4 62 .antes. Rutland , Vermont Biology Major Actress, swimmer, dancer . . . champion golfer . . . daring to try anything — to follow her fancy ... no respecter of peril . . . her idol, the immortal Babe Didrickson . . . main desire— Olympic golf team I960 . . . persistent drive to prove herself . . . generous in the extreme . . . fan of Princeton Tigers . . . " Oh, my word!” . . . graceful set shooter . . . adept at stage handling . . . out-performing most . . . concentrated in her efforts . . . Jan ACS 1; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3. 4; CCD 3; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1, 2. 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3; VERDEORO 1, 2. 3, 4 63 0 21 Worcester Sociology Major Personality personified . . . displaying an amazing variety of pendants . . . the originator of t he famous (or perhaps we should say notorious) quiver . . . liaison between Monsanto and Elms . . of the 9:55 cafeteria clientele . . . unwavering champion of anything connected with Worcester . . peccably groomed ... a Dale Carnegie course to win friends and influence people . . . returning weekends bursting with tales . . . long in the telling . . . Jackie now- . one . im- from ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2, 3. 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; CERCLE FRANCAIS 2; CLASS SECRETARY 4; ELMSCRIPT 2; NFCCS; SODALITY 2, 3. 4; TOURMALINE 2; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 2. 3, 4 aafzzij Uxbridge Chemistry Major Born to teach . . . great understanding for young minds . . . patience aplenty . . . revered by little ones . . . simplifying the complex . . . commanding voice ... air of sophistry . . . Worcesterized Deutsch . . . transported by her favorite song, " Good Prince Launcelot” . . . leader of Nothings Mock Band . . . Cherub — taken over as dorm mascot . . . desiring and deserving the best . . . loyal to school and friends . . . loved and cherished by ’57 . . . Joan ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4(P) oan 45 Uhz’izs.a J [. Af[au West Springfield French Major Merry, gay, with bubbling energy . . . systematically sure . . . capsule comments . . . intellect and wit as outstanding as an argyle plaid . . . veteran Glee Club soprano . . . music wherever she goes . . . copious correspondence, interesting and many-sided . . . recipient of letters of absorbing interest . . . giggle-spiked conversations . . . jet-propelled discourses . . . forthrightness pervading all her ways and days . . . light- heartedly wise without show ... all things possible in Him — her inspiration in the past and aspiration for the future . . . Terry CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2, 3, 4 ( P) ; DELTA EPSILON SIGMA; GLEE CLUB 1, 2, 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRING- FIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 Qclyzc. J {. f cD zmia Worcester Sociology Major A delicately tinted spirit, filled like a diamond with myriad dancing lights . . . strong white rays of lead- ership made charming by the soft, light colors of a shy, pleasing humor . . . sparkling dazzles of musical artistry . . . playing upon the keys of a piano ... or swirling in a lovely song . . . tireless devotion and loyalty to O.L.E. . . . sincerity of friendship . . . winging like a joyful song bird across the skyways of college days . . . Janie A CAPPELLA 1. 2. 3, 4; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; CLASS TREASURER 1; PRESIDENT 4; ELMSCRIPT 2; GLEE CLUB 1, 2, 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY (ADVISORY BOARD 1, 2, 3. 4); WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2(S), 3(VP), 4; WHO ' S WHO 67 Jloxxainz d. oA [cod anon Aldenville Biology — Chemistry Major Determination of an ardent scientist . . . meticulous appearance . . . slim, trim poise . . . alert observer . . . brown eyes snapping us back into efficiency . . . competent, unflinching glance . . . knack for knit- ting and test tubes . . . prudently original . . .. matter of fact manner . . . wisdom felt, admired, and re- membered . . . loyalty, vibrantly Elmish ... an unfailing fund of interest in others and willingness to serve . . . heartwarmingly nice to know . . . “Litt’l Lorraine” 68 ACS 1, 2; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2. 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; DELTA EPSILON SIGMA; HOLYOKE-NORTHAMPTON UNDER- GRADUATE CLUB 3. 4; MSGR DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3. 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 3 ( S) ; VERDEORO 3 Jli rsia Qj. A [a Vzias, Springfield History Major The twinkling dark-eyed vivacity of brilliant autumn . . . the charming sincerity of spring-time flowers . . . possessing dignity in simplicity, grace in unassuming charm . . . brightly modern yet quietly thought- ful .. . silently refusing to be moved by trivialities . . . gliding along softly with a quiet air of assurance without pride ... a true friend ... a heart tuned to the strings of the melodious violin of O.L.E. . . . Terry ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; IRC 1, 2, 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDER- GRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 2(T), 3 69 c fnn zA [. zA [z[oc(iz Spencer Sociology Alajor Friendly and sympathetic . . . frank and sincere . . . riotous conversationalist . . . wide scope of knowl- edge . . . supplying us with many a bright saying, " I don’t know, but I ' ll find out for you’’ . . . equally at home in the smoker, classroom or cockpit . . . usually at the bottom of practical jokes . . . most likely to laugh her way out of predicaments . . . good things coming to her via silvered wings . . . Duffo ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2(T), 3, 4 70 The beautiful name of ' Our Lady for a leading lady of ’57 . . . infectious grin . . . tell-tale laughter . . . a quip in time . . . spirited executive of Student Government . . . staunch spokesman . . . tall grace with giant-sized energies . . . earnest guardian of the green, green Frosh . . . current of whimsy beneath an unruffled surface . . . mishaps, no barrier to her courageous spirit . . . the seriousness of Mary and the gaiety of " Murph” ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; CLASS PRESIDENT 1; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; HOLYOKE-NORTHAMPTON UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2 ( S) , 3(VP), 4; JUNIOR PROM CHAIR- MAN 3; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3(T), 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 4(P); VERDEORO 2(S); WHO ' S WHO 71 ). dVz.axu Indian Orchard History Major Belle of the ball . . . graceful as a swan . . . accomplished teacher of ballet ... a refreshing sereneness . . . delightful femininity in this petite miss . . . paragon of neatness . . . savoir faire envied by many an Elmite ... an inquiring mind in search of knowledge . . . maturity characterized by the beauty of her unobtrusive way . . . dancing and pirouetting through life . . . leaving behind strains of melodies and charm . . . Ellen IRC 2. 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 2. 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 2. 3. 4 Jhi aij J {az JVo iva IzoivilzL Indian Orchard Biology — Chemistry Major Tall, dark haired, eager scientist . . . magic and tragic lab " Moments to Remember” . . . inquisitive mind . . . running on schedule . . . capable stand-in for Senior Class President during Janie’s absence . . . always trimly neat . . . easy mixer . . . comforting’ fount of common sense . . . calm, cool, collected . . . steady outlook . . . steadfast convictions . . . sensitive to Truth and Beauty . . . anxious to please . . . gra- cious to everyone . . . integrity, her weapon . . . practicality, her shield . . . Lucy Mae ACS 1, 2, 3; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 4; CLASS TREASURER 4; CCD 3, 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; MSGR. DOYLE SCI- ENCE CLUB 1, 2, 3 ( VP) , 4 ( P) ; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3,4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 2; VERDEORO 1 73 dVancu Q J onnzLL Northampton History Major Quick-witted, and always original . . . engrossed in the cause-and-effect sequence which plots the course of history ... a would-be FBI agent lost to the teaching profession . . . the " dare-to-be-different” mem- ber of our class . . . the source of many a refreshing idea ... as proficient with knitting needles as with a basketball . . . irrepressible in her wit . . . puzzled over pink walls with red bedspreads . . . prepared for an adventurous future . . . O ' D ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3. 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2. 3; HOLYOKE-NORTHAMPTON UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2, 3. 4; IRC 3 ( T) 4; NFCCS; SODALITY I, 2. 3. 4 Westfield Chemistry Major One of whom we say with pride, " This is an Elms girl” . . . disarming in her sincerity . . . not pietistic, but genuinely devout ... a fast and formidable guard ... an acknowledged leader, whose pearl of cap- ability is firmly lodged in a setting of humility. . . . acting deliberately, but only after long and prudent thought . . . compiler of an enviable scholastic record . . . commanding extraordinary respect in her most ordinary deeds . . . Joann ACS 1, 2 (VP) , 3; ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3, 4; CCD 3, 4; CLASS PRESIDENT 3; DELTA EPSILON SIGMA; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4 ( P) ; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 1, 2, 4; WHO’S WHO 75 Springfield Sociology Major Little girl innocence and child-like naivete . . . kindly and sweet of nature as a bright summer morn . . . welcoming friendship as a glowing fireside welcomes friends . . . merry at the piano . . . yet seriously con- scientious over all the colorful problems of college life . . . agreeable, charming, unassuming . . . quali- ties appreciated even by her tiny kindergarten angels . . . content and proud to be a part of the soft glowing heart of O.L.E. . . . Ann Marie ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 2, 3; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2, 3, 4; CCD 3; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 76 Wlnijxzd c o±sn(jsc(z Springfield Sociology Major Vibrantly alert and alive . . . with a magnetic personality . . . loving life . . . spontaneous quips inducing uncontrollable laughter ... an interested listener and entertaining performer . . . accent on the casual . . . femininely sentimental . . . precious finesse, mastering each situation . . . hours of college-girl chatter . . . memories of priceless parties, night-long studies . . . unending duets banged out on an upright . . . stand- ing on the threshold of a bright career with confidence, poise, and matureness . . . Winnie ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2(S), 3, 4 ( P) ; CLASS VICE-PRESIDENT 3; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 3 c fmiE d . an W est Springfield Biology Major Possessor of blue eyes and an invincible stare . . . expression of studied calmness . . . blushing at the drop of a phrase . . . keen and persistent observer . . . exquisite beauty manifested in her choice of stationery . . . on speaking terms .with her plush menagerie . . . " Poor Egbert!” . . . gazing into the realm of the scientific . . . alert to botannical values . . . peering at microscopic life . . . viewing " immanent activity” most perfectly . . . Anne ACS 2, ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1. 2, 4; CCD 3, 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; GLEE CLUB 2, 3, 4; MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1, 2(S), 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4 Silvery brightness of a drifting star . . . surrounded by a calm, dream-like, dewy mist, impenetrable, soft . . . broken like a cobweb by sudden merriment . . . quiet elegance of a fine lady . . . moving calmly and unhurriedly . . . unlocking the door of knowledge with a gentle turn of the key of cleverness and persever- ance . . . soft, blonde hair shining in the sun . . . matching the steady rays beaming forth from a constant heart . . . warm and friendly . . . Ginny CORTE CASTELLANA 3, 4; IRC 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1 79 W 2£ Jbt uzmsz Westfield History Major A Junior new-comer, in a short time one of us . . . quietness pervading her whole being . . . delightful wit provoking hilarity . . . conscientiousness unfeigned . . . talented fingers on. the ivory keys . . . facing reality with a firm, steady spirit . . . class authority on Henry James . . . entering upon life’s voyage with clear vision and wisdom . . . and four months’ headstart . . . staunch defender of her convictions . . . Sturm NFCCS; SODALITY 3 80 Ho an Jl. Jbuaujan Holyoke Mathematics Major A whimsicality all her own ... a pretty child-like seriousness and concern over every-day happenings . . . a subtlety of mood strangely eluding . . . quietly thoughtful . . . bubblingly gay ... a mind tuned with a fine precision to her favorite math ... a spirit sensitively receptive to the sunlight of its surroundings . . . a traveler, following along the pathways of college days . . . seriously eager to accomplish and fulfill the glimmering goal of a true Elmite . . . Joannie ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 3, 4; CORTE CASTELLANA 1, 2; CCD 3, 4; HOLYOKE-NORTHAMPTON UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1. 2, ), 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 2; VERDEORO 1, 2, 3 81 duntfi ta szaui Chicopee English Major Orderly individualist . . . first things first . . . unassuming wisdom that speaks in silence . . . impassive without being passive . . . precise and punctual . . . keen insight into reality . . . conviction and faith . . . mature achievements from quiet meditation . . . valuable notes . . . 57’s gifted Poetess . . . remarkable memory . . . revealing a penetrating mind . . . perpetual aim for highest goals with the simple goodness to reach them . . . emphasis on heart of the matter . . . Cynthia DELTA EPSILON SIGMA; ELMATA (ASSOCIATE EDITOR); ELMSCRIPT 2; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, (ADVISORY BOARD 2, 3.) 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 2; TOURMALINE 2 (ASSISTANT EDITOR) » m Zjgjk r ' ■ 82 3(atfiL ££A2 oniEu W ebster Spanish Major Our leading contender for " Miss College, 1957’’ . . . delighting us with her frequent " Oh, stop it!”, ac- companied by an appropriate expression of disbelief ... a charter member of the white bucks set ... a do-it-yourself interior decorator . . . always ready with that needed word of encouragement . . . Spanish- minded even to the accessories in her room . . . melting our heart with that shy grin . . . our effervescent Kats ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2; CORTE CASTELLANA 1, 2, 3 S) , 4(P); NFCCS; SODALITY 1( ADVISORY BOARD), 2, 3, 4; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 3, 4 83 West Springfield French 1 Major A song in her heart . . . rich, soprano voice — " Pastourelles, Pastouraux” still ringing in our ears . . . con- summate patience at the piano . . . lofty ideals . . . exuberant air . . . quick step and eager spirit . . . superb keenness . . . devouring to her heart’s content her beloved Mauriac . . . delightful chatter . . . practicality supreme . . . earnestly searching the truth . . . mission-minded and mission-active . . . loyal and true . . . looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for the belle langue at W.S.H.S. . . . Maryann CERCLE FRANCAIS 1, 2, 3, 4; CORTE CASTELLANA 3; GLEE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4; (ACCOMPANIST 3, 4); NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 84 d funz Uuxnan Shrewsbury Sociology Major Regal and gracious . . . always absorbed in some pet project — CCD, one of these . . . harvester of future Elmites via High School Day . . . double room with maid service . . . theme song, " My Hero”, interpreted with celebrated Quartet . . . interspersing her conversations with viewpoints gained in her sociology classes . . . matter-of-fact about her opinions ... a determined champion of the underdog in any contest . . . the center of attraction in any group . . . Anne ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 3, 4; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 3. 4; CCD 3 (VP), 4(P); ELMSCRIPT 2; NFCCS (REGIONAL LITURGY CO-CHAIRMAN 2); SODALITY 1, 2, 3, 4; STUDENT GOVERNMENT 4; TOURMALINE 2; WORCESTER UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1, 2, 3, 4 oiannz Q z’ichot Pittsfield Biology Major Lucky the lass with her happy combination of height and slenderness . . . able to wear many different hair styles, all becoming . . . different styles in footwear, too — imports from S.A. . . . perpetually eager to relate some exciting incident ... a welcome soprano in any group gathered for harmony ... a sympathetic listener to others’ troubles . . . planning an ambitious career in a world awake to the potentials of science . . . Roe ACS 1, 2, 3 ( S ) ; BERKSHIRE UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 3. 4; FAMILY LIFE CLUB 4; GLEE CLUB 1, 2, 3. 4; MSGR. DOYLE SCIENCE CLUB 1. 2. 3. 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2. 3, 4 86 d tiaE. lP. ( 11 eIcIo i Springfield Spanish Major Tall, mature grace . . . thoughtful and poised . . . dauntless deflater of egos during Initiation . . . masterful music . . . hilarious highlight of conversations . . . unforgettable rendition of " When the Saints” . . . en- thusiastic and intense about life . . . memorable Soph Show rendition of " sh-Boom” . . . noontime bridge advocate . . . refined and " real” . . . cute and classic combination of wit and solemnity ... a medley of gay- ness disguising depth . . . Senorita Alicia ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 1, 2; BLESSED MARTIN De PORRES SOCIOLOGY CLUB 2; CLASS SECRETARY 2; CORTE CAS- TELLANA 3, 4; NFCCS; SODALITY 1, 2, 3; SPRINGFIELD UNDERGRADUATE CLUB 1. 2, 3. 4(P); STUDENT GOVERN- MENT 1, 4 You, the underclassmen, We leave behind to add to the pages of history. The Juniors, Who eye our cap and gown of ' seniorhood, r Will be next to fill our places. The Sophomores’ gaiety Will be transformed into jollity. The Verdant Frosh Will have the opportunity to witness an initiation And picture themselves in past action. As you travel the path of scholar- ship ' £. ' You, too, will reach . . . FUL- FILLMENT. •• ' V - . Junior Jottings " We are Juniors at long, long last!” " Careful, Seniors, they’re our little Sisters!” " The thrill of having Sisters, espe- cially when one is an only child " " Our biggest thrill came when they came upstairs to greet us as ' big Sis’.” " Some of us were even lucky enough to get two little Sisters.” " Oh, that long gay’ line in front of the smorsgasbord table — oh, those Swedish meatballs! ” L. to R. : J. Lech, B. A. Bergin, A. M. Perry, M. Coffey, B. Guardione, B. McCall, J. MacDonald, A. M. Roche, M. Grimaldi, M. Curran, M. Wallace, B. Pratt L. to R.: J. Guertin, N. O ' Flynn, N. Grant, M. A. Gould, M. R. Thompson, M. E. Spencer, M. Mishima, V. Weeks, C. Bailey, M. Hunt, M. Collins, M. Lincoln, J. Joseph It was very embarrassing for us to go down to the Sheraton and ask the manager to send any wander- ers over to the Sheraton-Kim- ball.” " This was the year we started getting those adorable touches of gray in our hair when we took Father Stafford’s philosophy course.” " Those Juniors who ' beat the system’ in that class” " No Saturday classes make the weeks go by as days.” " Junior year — ring year!” " Our hands looked so strange for weeks after we received our rings.” " We’ll never forget the night we were assembled in the annex, singing softly to the accompani- ment of Barb Crochiere’s uke.” L. to R. : I. Rogers, M. Deignan, M. Solimene, J. Boulanger, C. Molleur, M. J. Keenan, B. Lunardini, A. Sullivan, E. Vose, P. Doppmann " The first Elms class ever to have a Junior Weekend!” " We excitedly discovered that we had acquired three new class- mates.” L. to R. : A. Keenan, E. Reardon, B. Chunn, M. Martin, A. M. Daly, A. Johnson, E. Finn, E. Lachut, K. Meenaghan, L. Lambert, B. Collins " February transformed us into solici- tors, architects, painters, electri- cians, carpenters, long-distance movers, and scrub-women.” " Wondering if any Junior would ever forget the click of a staple gun " " Holding the wire pulley which was used to raise the crepe paper ceil- ing, and the wire broke " " We climbed up on ladders; we hung from our toes. We wired the ceiling, got paint on our nose . . " The wonderful satisfaction when the unveiling of our moonlit Granada brought ' Ooh’s’ and ' Ah’s’ from the rest of the school” " The calm and silence of our third Elms retreat” " As our Senior friends stepped out of the student ranks, and we real- ized with a sudden awe, that now we were no longer the ’jolly Jun- iors, but the ' grave, old Seniors’.’’ - -• L. to R.: A. Madera, E. Cowell, B. Maiolo, B. Chevalier, B. Crochiere, M. Riley, M. Forte, K. Barry, B. Majewski, P. Rutana, J. Edwards, M. McGrath, C. Baker, N. Keegan Soph Sonnets " A word to the wise is sufficient!” The word was " gaiety” and the Sophs were wise as they proved be- yond all doubt the worth of this age-old adage. L. to R.: M. Mulvey, B. Kurpaska, B. Airoldi, M. O’Brien, A. Smith, E. Moriarty, M. P. Ho- gan, J. Wise, E. Gallagher, I. Rosenbeck, M. Cavanaugh, M. Allen, C. Lavallee, J. Driscoll, J. Shea Sophs proved the worth of the tdage in their Soph Show. Soph Show spelled out " gaiety” plus! Judy Kennedy exclaims in her L. to R. : C. Allaire, M. Enright, J. Sullivan, P. Shea, D. Calabro, P. Ryan, N. Mackie, N. Mad- den, J. Zuorski, H. Meagher, J. Tonski, R. Lap- pin, J. O ' Connell, J. Farewell sonnet: Oh! Soph Shows in other years were great Our time had come too soon. We all sang and danced and picked our theme And laughed while they tried to unfold the scheme! Barb helped us master the notes of Sigmund Romberg As Carol drilled the dancers in their routines. No more rehearsals — at last it was October 29 Mass attended, St. Jude implored, the Class of ’ 59 ; ' Elvis’ Mackie rocked and rolled as the fans swooned; Quickly bright Central Park became that ' dark se- cluded place”; The Latin Three-Quarter took on a new look with Strobolight: Precision was the thing or it would have been an awful sight! Curtain call found tears for the signs of triumph, glory— The white jackets — had appeared!” f I ’ 1 L. to R., First- Row: J. Landry, A. Frigo, J. DiNardo, B. Alexander, M, Mullin, L. Sa- lome Second Row: C. Kidney, D. Brosnan, L. Glesmann, G. Masterson, N. Towne, H. Dillon, E. Garrity, J. Rogan, T. Satkowski Third Row: J. Albano, E. Sohay, P. Murray. A. Kelley, P. Dowd L. to R. : L. Wyne, F. Donoghue, J. Darcy, C. Goyette, M. Letellier, J. Kirby, N. Stro- belberger, A. Gleason, H. Partyka, A. To- daro, B. Letourneau, E. Fitzgerald, B. Leg- gift, M. C. Urso Sophs proved the worth of the age in their Soph Sports. Soph orts spelled out " gaiety” plus! anis Wise recalls in her sonnet: Whenever Fifty-niners were gathered for a game, Their underlying motive and most significant aim Lay always in their hopes of playing a game well And their tireless loyal efforts were always sure to tell. When once more they heard their fellow classmates say, ' Were, oh, so proud, of the way you always play!’ Whether it be the prolific scoring in basketball Of swift forwards Dillon, Rogan, Wertz, Dowd, and all Or the clever work of guards Fenton, Zecchi, Crowley, and Shea Who never failed to keep the opposite team at bay. In Maureen Foley Sophs possessed a ping-pong champ To add to sports laurels in the Fifty-niner camp. So nothing in the world will stop us once we start, For we, the Class of ’59, possess spirit and a heart!” Into a desk already stuffed with Lest we be late (once more), and teachers chide: Just one more slip and we’d be in a jam. Soph Dayhops proved the worth of the adage. Soph Dayhops spell out " gaiety” plus! Then one can see the hectic life we lead For Dorms, the epitome of outside world affairs Eileen Mahoney reflects in her sonnet: As Dayhops. In study-hall our books we cram Is a Dayhop racing by them on the stairs: When one considers how Dayhop morns are spent, Ere half our days in these school years (from four), And that one Vehicle which con veys us here Stuck in a snowbank, while our riders wait Beside the road, appealing for a push L. to R., First Row: E. Sylvester, M. Brown, E. Guillet, P. Scibelli, B. Bac- chiocchi, J. Kennedy, F. LaFerriere, R. Zecchi, N. Pike Second Row: D. Crow- ley, K. Fenton, P. Dalton, P. Flaherty, E. Mahoney, F. Nadolski L. to R.: S. Nesbit, R. Charlebois, S. Sul- livan, G. Cicio, M. Derengowski, S. Tay- lor, M. E. Shea, E. Menard, C. Tierney luncheon, gloves, Scarf of our desk-mate. The bell! We dash To class, a sigh of quick relief — on time! « tv Soph Dorms proved the worth of the adage. Soph Dorms spell out gaiety’’ plus! Mary Derengowski concludes in her sonnet: ' With carefree hearts we roamed O’Leary’s halls Where crises were as plentiful as bread. In vain we tried to cram our weary heads With midnight knowledge day could not recall. Calypso rhythms echoed wall to wall To mingle with the bebop’s stately tread And every word of wisdom that we said Was heard, three octaves shiller, down the hall. How did we spend our time? No problem there! We went to classes — just a trifle late. We counted holidays; we cut our hair; We told terrific tales after dates And strange to say, when all was said and done. Reached Juniorhood, surprising everyone!” L. to R., First Row: M. Copia, R. Grillo, A. Redden Second Row: R. Gennari, M. Foley, M. DeMeola Third Row: M. Fahey, T. Macri L. to R. : E. McDermott, J. Lemay, P. Leonard, E. Wertz, E. Elwood, P. Houle, E. O’Brien, J. Bourdeau, C. Celetti, M. A. Salmen, E. Murphy, A. Ruane Frosh Fancies The Freshmen. How best to express our remem- brance of them? Where to find the magic dancing capsule which contains the silvery powder of the won- der, the enthusiasm, the joyful spark of the first year at O.L.E.? Hidden in a musty corner of the attic, high under the eaves, beneath the abode of a spider, we L. to R., First Row: A. O ' Flynn, J. Sheehy, M. Brennan, N. Blanchard, R. Shumski, O. Shannon, J. Gelinas, C. McGovern. Second Row: C. Griffin, A. Sokolosky, C. Korytoski. Third Row: D. New- man, M. Lynch, B. Grady, M. Flaherty, N. Manning L. to R., First Row: K. Sullivan, C. O ' Connor, J. Gelinas. Second Row: M. E. Mallory, J. Riordan, M. E. McCarthy, V. Duggan, N. Ouelette, P. Pelland, A. Lussier, C. Joy, P. Fogarty, J. DiFonzo, M. Lively, M. McDonough found the yellowed and withered page of Eileen Car- roll’s Freshman diary, which expresses the brightness of that swift-passing year, better than any words of ours, for we are now clothed in the elderly dignity’ of Seniors, and the newness has long disappeared and melted into the deeper sense of belonging. Though the page is tattered and crumbly, the twinkly face of imagination peeps through and breathes life and mem- ory into the fading words, making them dance once again beneath the elms, beneath the rolling sky, as the cloud pictures form and sail before us once again. L. to R. : J. Stagnaro, M. J. Julian, J. Lavallee, M. Joseph, C. Gilboy, M. Ferrindino, A. Gutierrez, C. McKenna, J. Kasuba, H. Lavelle L. to R.: A. Lucas, M. O ' Brien, M. E. Fitts, A. Paquette, M. Macary, M. Ambrose, K. Dowd, P. O ' Neill ' " Verdant Freshmen of O.L.E., Listen to your class history. September of fifty-six Found you in a fix. ’Nothing’ was your honorary name. For this the everlovin’ Seniors were to blame. Initiation for you ends. The awesome Seniors become your friends. They present you with your beanies of green and gold— A tireless reminder of the heritage you hold. For from that moment on an Elmite you are, And you must strive each day to live up to par. Classes began without delay. Suddenly you weren ' t quite so gay. History, math and Latin were quite all right, If they were appealing and you were that bright. But the day was saved time and again By a pleasant Sophomore’s cheery grin. As October’s bright leaves changed their sparkling hue, Precious rings to the Juniors were given by you. L. to R., First Row: M. Scanned, E. Ander- son, M. Wright, K. Swords, A. Hyer. Second Row: B. Turner, M. Toomey, D. Coffey, J. Pradella, T. Moruzzi, M. Bercury, L. Laval- lee, D. Corcoran, L. O ' Leary L. to R., First Row: R. Dooling, L. Pelletier, J. Salon, E. Richards, J. Chriscola, M. Bo- gacz, G. Gavigan, C. Lipski, M. E. Berniche Second Row: V. Carrizo, R. Mortellite, M. Calabrese L. to R.: D. Cavallini, K. Tieuli, M. O ' Keefe, M. Messier, E. Stamant, I, Montagna, C. Barry, B. Sadowski, J. Crowley, M. J. Privitera, M. Hayes, S. Bluoin, H. Cullen, M. Maybury, C. Shannon, A. LaDuke Your foolish problems in Big Sisters were confided; You were always willingly helped and correctly guided. Then came November with her great array Of mid-terms and dances and Thanksgiving Day. December brought Christmas and January brought snow. In February to the Junior Prom you did go. On March seventeenth everyone in sight Was a true Irishman at least for one night. Easter and May Day passed by without warning, And then you discovered it was a rare June morn- ing. As you bade the Seniors a tearful goodbye You looked up at them and whisper’d a sigh, Though nothing’ to you today we may be, Something someday we shall prove ourselves, just you wait and see.” L. to R. : E. Carroll, G. Rucki, R. Archey, F. Dragon, M. Friel, I. Montagna, M. Sullivan, T. Vinisko, M. Wynn, J. Perosino, M. Ferrindino, J. Finn, J. Fitzgerald, M. O ' Neil, T. Ogonowski, M. McLaughlin I 5 « Path to Action V« 1 ■ ' 1 MARY A. MURPHY President of Student Government ORGANIZATIONS The practical side of our learning, coordinating class work with up-to-date knowledge, was brought to us through various guest speakers. In sociology, lan- guage, and science clubs, members were given the opportunity to put into actual practice the knowledge acquired in the class room. Sodality, Glee Club, Ver- deoro, Debating, A. A. and other clubs offered further and varied benefits — all tending to the ivell-rounded development of the individual. Walking along these paths we were leaders, organizers, followers. We were directing our steps toward . . . FULFILLMENT. 105 Prefect Ann M. Dryden Vice-Prefect, Barbara A. Lunardini Secretary Judith A. O Connell Treasurer Frances M. Finn F. Finn, A. Dryden, B. Lunardini, J. O ' Connell 106 Change is the keynote of all progress. This year marked a revolutionary change in the organization of Our Lady ' s Sodality at the Elms which had among its many traditions the annual reception on December 8th of all students enrolled at the college. Ffaving enjoyed the privilege of attending the week long sessions of the Summer School of Catholic Action in New York City, Prefect Ann Dryden and Vice-Prefect Barbara Lunardini returned to campus firmly convinced in their apostolic zeal for a selective Sodality. Sister Mary Antonella, Moderator of Our Lady ' s Sodality, was not quick to make a hasty decision, and, following the example of Our Blessed Mother, pon- dered their words within her heart. In her wisdom, she gave her consent to place the selective system on trial at OLE. For this she has no regrets because the founda- tion has been laid for a true Sodality in keeping with the desire of our present Eloly Father, Pope Pius XII, who ardently advocates selectivity in his " Bis Saeculari " Apostolic Constitution on the Sodality. Quality not quantity is the primary characteristic of these Sodalities which are vehement in their admoni- tions not to water down the rules for the sake of num- bers. With the decrease in membership of our Sodality, which heretofore claimed total student body enroll- ment, came a corresponding decrease in funds appro- priated to the Sodality treasury. As a result, activities such as the annual Christmas Dinner, Parent-Daughter Day banquet, and Soring Formal, previously sponsored by Sodality, were relegated to the realm of Student Government. Essentially, any full way of life requires a purpose, a program, a model, and dedication. Our Lady ' s So- dality, founded in 1563 by a Jesuit, meets these require- ments in its twofold purpose: personal sanctity and apostolic work; in its program: the Common Rules; in its Model: Christ and Mary; and, in its dedication: the Act of Consecration. Sodality is a way of life to be lived in accord with the individual’s state in life. When one ' s way of life is consecrated to the Mother of God, her state in life — be it a religious, housewife, or in the professions — takes on so much more mean- ing! Candidates for admission into Sodality were thor- oughly instructed in the duties and obligations of this way of life during the weekly probation classes con- ducted for Freshmen and Seniors by Prefect Ann Dry- den and for Sophomores and Juniors by Vice-Prefect Barbara Lunardini. Both these Sodality leaders were amply rewarded for their persistent elforts to renew the spirit of Sodality on campus when on the night of March 25th a relatively small but fervent group of students consecrated themselves to the service of Our Lady of the Elms as sincere and dedicated Sodalists! Sodality Student Government Another most successful and memorable year has passed under the spirited leadership of President Mary Murphy who, together with Vice-President Catherine Alaimo, has a " sixth sense " for money-raising ideas! Secretary Barbara Majewski and Treasurer Marguerite Mulvey agree that the ever-increasing tennis court and building funds testify to the success of such profitable projects as the candy bar sale and the card party. Stu- dent Government at the Elms, by actual comparison with those of other colleges, has proved itself one of the, if not the, most practical examples of such demo- cratic student organizations. . . of the students, by the students, for the stu- dents.” That about sums up the essential characteristics of the highly-esteemed privilege of self-government granted by the faculty to the students of Our Lady of the Elms. Having passed with flying colors the test of its true worth, our Student Government Association has progressed rapidly since its 1953 debut on campus as a full-fledged constitutional body mainly because of the co-operation of the faculty in working with the Council and because of the high caliber of its leaders. The student’s voice is heard via the Student Council, the legislative body of the Association which co-ordi- nates co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, acts as a mouthpiece for the individual student, and legis- lates for the student body as whole. The Student Coun- cil, which meets every week, is composed of twenty- eight girls representing every class, Sodality, and N.F.C.C.S. At open meetings of the Council, each girl is given the opportunity to see her government in ac- tion, to offer constructive criticism, and to suggest in- telligent solutions to whatever problems exist — there- by furthering the best interests of our student govern- ment. Each student at OLE. realizes that with every privi- lege comes a corresponding obligation: to cultivate an adult awareness of individual responsibility marked by integrity. With personal honor, group co-operation, and individual responsibility as its ideals, our Student Government continues to strengthen the bond of mu- tual understanding between the students and the fac- ulty. 107 President Mary A. Murphy Vice-Pres Catherine G. Alaimo Secretary Barbara M. Majewski Treasurer .... Marguerite F. Mulvey B. Majewski, C. Alaimo, M. Murphy, M. Mulvey. F. Donoghue, B. Guardione. For each and every Elmite, as Catholic college students of today and leaders of tomorrow, NFCCS has provided this past year a wealth of activities and ideas, obtained through intercollegiate communica- tions. Only through the untiring ef- forts of our delegates, Mary Martin and Margie Cavanaugh, and the guilding influence of Constance Corr, Senior Delegate, were the ideals of NF carried out to full achievement . . . ideals of clear think- ing, right judgements — setting depth and purpose to our lives! 108 Through the media of workshops sponsored by the different colleges, ideas and opinions on wide and diverse topics such as dating, marriage, Catholic Ac- tion, our position in life, literary values, were ex- changed. A very successful Forensics Workshop was held on our own campus this year. Mary Martin, our Junior Delegate, did the honors for the Elms in a de- bate on current affairs, acquitting herself admirably and thus setting the pace for subsequent successful ven- tures. Also represented by speakers were Fairfield, Anna Maria, and Albertus Magnus. C. Corr, M. Martin, M. Cavanaugh. NFCCS Senior Delegate Constance M. Corr Junior Delegate Mary C. Martin Alternate Delegate Margaret R. Cavanaugh LITURGY COMMISSION National Liturgy Chairman Regional Liturgy Chairman .... Florence E. Donoghue Barbara M. Guardione President Anne M. Turnan Vice-Pres Barbara M. Majewski B. Majewski, A. Turnan. The 1956-1957 year for C.C.D. has reached out for a star — the maximization of its po- tentials. It can be truly praised for its attain- ment in spreading the apostolate of Christ. Although still a young organization on cam- pus, the program of catechetical classes for public school students has branched out into an ever widening field. Club members can be found engaged in classroom preparations, as- sembling visual aids and other projects or even acting as instructors in the actual class- room. It matters not whether one be a full- fledged professor or an assistant. All efforts are pooled for the attainment of perfection in the proposed project — teaching the lesson of love. Further, we add our prayers to those of other C.C.D. members. May we ever more completely fulfill its purpose! 109 IRC B. Burke, E. Moriarty, R. Lappin, C. Baker. International Relations Club Family Life Club President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer . Barbara A. Burke .. Cynthia M. Baker . Eileen C. Moriarty Rosanne M. Lappin President Joann C. Pasterczyk Vice-President Barbara M. Majewski Secretary Irene C. Rosenbeck Family Life Clu The exchanging of ideas can be traced back to the beginning, and recognized as the cause of the progress of civilization and culture. On campus, this medium for stimulation of thought is found in the International Relations Club. The success of the club was due to the active participation of every member and more di- rectly to its leader, Barbara Burke, whose deep and probing mind found the IRC a challenge and a fulfill- ment. With progress in mind and with an appreciation of the cause-and-effect relations in national and interna- tional affairs, the IRC planned its program for the year. Each month had a particular activity — discussion on historical novels, guest speakers, evaluations of promi- nent men of our times in the light of historical records, panel discussions and the use of pertinent film strips. This year marks the debut of the Family Life Club on campus. It endeavors to view various aspects of family problems through panel discussion groups. The club probably has the widest audience of any on cam- pus, since the subject has some pertinence to everyone, either directly or indirectly. The pioneering efforts of President Joann Pasterczyk and her co-officers, Barbara Majewski and Irene Rosenbeck, have brought success to the Family Life Club. I. Rosenbeck, J. Pasterczyk, B. Majewski. no The M.J.B. Debating Society is so called because it was founded when the late Reverend Mother John Berchmans was Mother Superior of the Springfield Diocese. E. Carroll, M. Martin, M. Derengowski, M. Cavanaugh, M. Gould. MJB Debating Club It has for its purposes — to ac- quaint Catholic college students with their responsibilities to the stu- dent community; to contribute to Catholic lay leadership by providing an opportunity and an outlet for that leadership among Catholic college students, and to assist in the devel- opment of the democratic principles of speech. Intercollegiate debates were held with Boston College, Fair- field University, and Holy Cross Col- lege. The intramural debates which were held bi-monthly were excellent preparation for the intercollegiate ones and were no doubt partly re- sponsible for the many victories of our Elms teams. President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Business Manager Mary A. Gould Margaret R. Cavanaugh Eileen M. Carroll . Mary A. Derengowski Mary C. Martin Monsignor Doyle Science Club A science bulletin board has taken up residence in the biology lecture hall to inform test tube enthusiasts of the latest forward motion in the science world. Lucy Mae Nowakowski and her librarian, Mary Agnes Gould, have done well also in keeping the Seniors in- formed of job opportunities. An icing on the cake for science majors. Realizing the need for modern equipment in an ever-changing course the Monsignor Doyle Science Club had as its main project for the year the presentation to the science department of the best sl ide projec- tor possible. The department is the proud possessor of many valuable slides in histology, embryology, bot- any, anatomy, and other biological phases; they can now be studied in more detail without danger of over- heating them. The science club members were proud to do this as it is a small way of saying thanks for that special individual guidance giv- en here at O.L.E. President Lucy M. Nowakowski Vice-President Mary E. Collins Secretary Mary A. Derengowski Treasurer Barbara A. Collins Librarian Mary A. Gould B. Collins, M. Collins, L. Nowakowski, M. Derengowski, M. Gould. A capable actress herself, Greta Frechette directed the numerous ac- tivities of this year’s dramatic so- ciety. Versatile Nancy O ' Flynn, the " Johnny-on-the-spot” of every pro- duction, served as Vice-President. Mary O ' Brien, whose vivacions man- ner enlivened many a meeting, kept the secretarial record, while finan- cial business was handled by veteran Verdeoro member Cynthia Baker. VERDEORO President Greta G. Frechette Vice-President Nancy C. O’Flynn Secretary Mary M. O’Brien Treasurer Cynthia M. Baker Verdeoro Opening the Verdeoro year was the tingling mys- tery, " Ladies in Retirement.” With Beverly Pratt carry- ing the lead as the ruthless, cunning murderess, the audience gasped and shivered through the sleuthing antics of the nephew, none other than Mr. Halpin. The Christmas season was again enhanced by a suitable dra- matic production, with Greta Frechette in the stellar role. M. O’Brien, N. O’Flynn, G. Frechette, C. Baker. The heart of the world throbs to the music of life. In birth, in death, in joy and sorrow the swelling harmony rises and falls in a melody of the living, echoing through the years softly and more softly until it bursts forth in the glorious song beyond the gates of Heaven. Our earthly song then is but a reflection of the singing of the soul. Here on campus our desire for music is fulfilled through the harmonious efforts of our Glee Club, under the direc- tion of Diane Bartoszek and Song Leader, Marjorie Fitzpatrick. Glee Club and A Cappella E. Sylvester, E. Vose, D. Bartoszek, P. Rutana, M. Fitzpatrick. President Diane F. Bartoszek V ice-President Eleanor J. Vose Secretary Elizabeth A. Sylvester Treasurer Pauline A. Rutana Song Leader, Marjorie A. Fitzpatrick The veil is flung apart as music transports the heart to the Manger of Love at Christmas time, to the glori- ous sun-lit morn of Easter, to the delightful laughing fields of Spring as the Glee Club from Boston College joins the Elms’ voices in welcoming the rebirth of nature. President .. Winifred M. Rosenbeck Vice- Pres Barbara M. Guardione Secretary Elizabeth A. Sylvester Treasurer .. Kathleen M. Meenaghan E. Sylvester, B. Guardione, W. Rosenbeck, K. Meenaghan. " a bee-hive of wholesome activity — understanding and appreciation — a helping hand — soul-satisfying results.” Thus may be described what we find in our Sociology Club. This year, under the leadership of Wini- fred Rosenbeck, the club has fol- lowed through with the spirit of pro- moting a better understanding of mankind and appreciation of his needs. The various activities stem- ming from charity — love of God manifesting itself in love of neigh- bor — have been for us enlightening, heartening and enriching experi- ences. Real live Catholic thought situa- tions have put the Sociology Club to a test. It need not hide its head in shame. Blessed Martin De Porres Sociology Club ORF A VATO K. Toomey, B. Alexander, A. Madera, H. Dillon. La Corte Castellana President Kathleen A. Toomey Vice- Pres Angeles D. Madera Secretary Beverly J. Alexander Treasurer Helen I. Dillon Guiding the group of students devoted to the language of dancing and the bullfight was Kathleen Toomey. Her able " right-hand girl,” Angeles Madera, gave an authentic flavor to the Corte. Beverly Alexan- der, as scribe, took down the activities of the Spanish- speakers. Keeping track of the debits and credits was another Sophomore whose interests, too, were vested in the sunny language — Helen Dillon. Besides co-sponsorship of Miss Aline Montcalm’s illustrated talk on Europe, the Corte Castellana also cooperated in the annual joint French-Spanish Christ- mas party. With Marjorie Fitzpatrick as the jovial, bi- lingual Santa Claus, the affair was a gay success. To show its members’ skill, the Corte offered an entertain- ing skit, using an old favorite device — the puppet show — an original work of the group. 116 C. Griffin, T. May, M. Spencer, M. Hogan. President Theresa N. May Vice-President Mary E. Spencer Secretary Mary P. Hogan Treasurer Carol M. Griffin Le Cercle Francais With her usual verve afid good humor, President Theresa May carried through an energetic program to appeal to those interested in " la langue de Moliere.” Junior French major Mary Ellen Spencer was the other half of the administrative team. Minutes were effici- ently kept in French by Mary Pat Hogan, and Carol Griffin put her math course to good use as treasurer. A highlight of the Cercle Francais calendar was the showing of slides taken on a recent voyage to Europe by Miss Aline Montcalm, O.F.E. ’42. Co-sponsored by the Corte Castellana, the presentation was accomponied by Miss Montcalm ' s own account of her trip, with many entertaining personal touches. All attending the show- ing were delighted with their vicarious European tour. 17 " L.Caiderella, D. Crowley, A. Farcell, f. Rogers. Athletic Association President . Ann G. Farrell Vice-President Isabelle U. ' Rogers Secretary Dorothy Av Crowley Treasurer .................. Lorita A. Calderella v ; ; ■ ' ’’ ' h : t ■’ r ' -,V ‘ -V- •’ v • V..’ . v • -• ' ; ' ' • • : ' V- • • . ' • • A t£nn coiut is inTtlje :-MA.iAg-j0; ' a ; r-resutt- ' of die ini- . . J .. ' (i;d spurkby the A A officers tody list t ' tl.i m thec-andy » j. 1 ' it- Wo f c ' A A - . ' . Officer? we, give % yote ' .of .thunks-Tof the,.candyfbased • tennis cburt. ' ... ; - v T . - Cheerleaders were ' reinstalled again after many-yearT absence. and really added color and enthusiasm to the’ basketball series. Wi,th matching Uniforms and .mirth- ful comedy, the cheering squads it seemed, put in as no such ' . thing as a dull game, -as ConTpetition was not lacking among .them.- Spectators were awed at. their • classmates’ scope of varied cheers and-marching farina - tions. -The ' hoop light ' this, .wintef- waj stolen -by .the - ' cheerleader! - • .. . ' - - • . 5§f v ' UNDER 1 sritution and to profitable fund-raising schemes. We are looking forward to an ex- citing future for the new Berkshire, Con- necticut, and South Shore Undergraduate Clubs. The Springfield Undergraduate Club ful- filled its promise of being " the best ever” this year ... all due of course to four very capable organizers. The first activity of the year was a welcome to the in-coming Freshmen at an informal Bermuda-togged picnic in September. In mid-winter a Christmas dance was staged, and closing the club’s agenda for the year was our — now established as a tradition — Commun- ion breakfast. The Elms natives of the fair cities of Holyoke and Northampton have joined forces over the past years to carry out suc- cessfully major goals of their undergradu- President Joan A. Kennedy Vice-President Frances M. Finn Secretary Theresa E. Satowski The dawn of three new Undergraduate Clubs was seen rising over the campus horizon early this year! And through the capable leadership and initiation of their leaders did these three clubs find a firm foothold at O.L.E. Because the clubs were new and without financial backing for worthy and desirable projects, the officers and members devoted most of the year to the preparation of their charter and con- President Greta G. Frechette Vice-Pres Margaret A. Solimene Secretary Joan Tonski Treasurer Graceann M. Gavigan 120 CO President .... Marjorie A. Fitzpatrick Vice-President .... Nancy M. Keegan Secretary Natalie C. Mackie Treasurer Regina L. Archey v ate clubs. This year the groups cooperated with the Springfield Undergradute Club in its annual mid-winter dance, held at the Hotel Highland. The success of the event leaves us in eager anticipation of a future club dance when we shall be the hostess Elms girls from the Worcester area are yearly increasing in numbers and are the more intent on doing their part on the homefront. The delightful tasks of fund- raising, numerous fetes, get-togethers, and private social parties have been in order. GRADUATE CLUBS President Joan A. Mackey Vice-President Kathleen M. Barry Secretary Marlene T. Mullin Treasurer Helen I. Dillon ... jg|P SPRINGFIELD President Vice-Pres. Secretary . Treasurer Alice P. Weldon Josephine A. MacDonald Ruth A. Zecchi Janice J. Guertin President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Elizabeth H. Graham Marilyn A. Riley Nancy T. Madden Carol M. Griffin 121 Delta Epsilon J. Pasterczyk, M. Fitzpatrick, T. May, L. McMahon, C. Terault. Sigma The idea of creating one national basis of recogni- tion for college students was conceived about twenty- three year ago. In the school year 1934-1935 the organi- zation known as Who ' s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges was born. Five O.L.E. Seniors honored in the 1956-1957 edition are Constance Corr, Senior Delegate for NFCCS; Ann Dry- den, Sodality Prefect; Jane McKenna, Senior Class President; Mary Murphy, President of Student Gov- ernment; and Joann Pasterczyk, Class President during Junior year and recipient of the Monsignor Conlin Medal. The students acknowledged in this publication each year are nominated from 675 colleges and universities. Who ’s Who Among Students in American Universi- ties and Colleges awards each member a certificate of recognition, presented on the campus either at gradu- ation or earlier in the year. The organization also pro- vides a placement or reference service to assist Seniors and graduates seeking employment. J. Pasterczyk, A. Dryden, C. Corr, J. McKenna, M. Murphy " It is for the wise man to put his affairs in order.” Such is the inscription on the pin worn by Marjorie Fitzpatrick, Theresa May, Lorraine McMahon, Joann Pasterczyk, Cynthia Terault, those Seniors chosen by this nation-wide society on the basis of especial scho- lastic ability and active participation in various school endeavors. It is an honor society, and acceptance into its select ranks designates not only past achievement, but perseverance and progress according to the same high Christian ideals in the future. Becoming a mem- ber signifies the carefully carved path of what has gone by and the shining light illuminating that which is to follow. Who’s Who Elmscript Elmscript, the official newspaper of our college, is a publication meriting the very highest praise. As indicated by successive All-Catholic and All-American awards, it faithfully fulfills its primary purpose of im- parting the Christian viewpoint in its edi- torials on matters of international, national, and local interest. Among its souvenirs, this prize-winning publication also boasts the coveted title of Newspaper of Dis- tinction. Although most of the efforts of the Elm- script staff are expended behind the scenes, once in a while just before press time they can be seen scurrying through corridors and zooming down Springfield Street in a trail of smoke to the printers in order to make adequate news coverage and at the same time meet that all-important dead- line. Besides thought-provoking editorials, up-to-the-minute news reports, and enter- taining features Elmscript often presents the results of student-wide surveys con- ducted on current controversial issues which provide the reader with much food for thought. K. Barry, B. Majewski, J. Boulanger. J. MacDonald, M. Coffey. Co-Editors-in-Cbief Kathleen M. Barry Barbara M. Majewski Business Manager Judith A. Boulanger Editors-in-Chief Josephine A. MacDonald, Mary F. Coffey Tourmaline How thrilling it is to possess something especially one’s own by virtue of being its creator! That is how every Elmite feels about our tri-yearly literary maga- zine, Tourmaline. Whether a direct participant in its actual creation or just an enthusiastic reader, every girl holds, even amid all the colorful and valuable works of our times, a special place in her heart for this little, yet outstanding publication just because it is truly worthy of being a Catholic college magazine. This year, guided by the artistic pens of the editors, Mary Coffey and Josephine MacDonald, the theme flows as through many facets, sparkling in vivacious poetry, glowing through delightful prose, informing and enlightening through engrossing commentaries and reviews, anticipated and enjoyed by every girl on campus and even far beyond. 1957 Elmata Editor-In-Chief, Lorita A. Calderella Business Manager — Elizabeth H. Graham Art Editor Ann M. Cunniff A. Cunniff, E. Graham, L. Calderella. This issue commences the second quarter of a century of ELMATAS. The experience in putting it out will never be forgotten. It was like taking another course with an entirely new terminology, such as offset, bleeding, air brush, etc. Studying personalities for write- ups, made us at times feel a bit like psychiatrists. Having a hundred and one original’ ideas popping into our heads for layouts, design and pictures, then finding out they had been used before was disconcerting, but . . . Money-raising projects in the disguise of the Fashion Show and Elmata Dance were an important part of our scheme. We hope we have given the second twenty-five years a good start. Here we would like to credit Sister Mary Cornelius for her experienced and invaluable guidance. As for the rest of the staff who worked so efficiently, their credit lies in these pages. So it goes, individual talents all pooled into one team for one great book . . . the 1957 ELMATA. These were an essential and vital part of col- lege life. Our hearts will long linger on these memories. The practical joke that more often than not backfired, st irring traditions, initiations, Soph shows, Christmas dinners, Verdeoro pro- ductions, concerts, card parties, dances, birthday celebrations, and the basketball games. These were an important part of our life — part of our formation — part of our . . . FULFILLMENT. Paths to 4 Mass of the Holy Ghost Dear Diary: September, 1956 . . . " First things first!” . . . Our Lady of the Elms had a way of teaching us the vital truth of this admonition right from the very beginning . . . each school year found us together again participating in the Mass of the Holy Ghost ... It was there that we drank at the Fountain of Inexhaustible Light and Inspiration . . . There it was that we renewed our weary spirits . . . We asked His Benediction on the new school year . . . And came away with Gracefilled souls ready to do His Will, yearning with restless hearts to return to the Wellspring of Infinite Knowledge and Love . . . Here at this time also our Reverend Bishop greets us for the opening of a new school year . . . Pointing out the benefits of Catholic education ... With the truth of doctrine as the matrix . . . We receive full benefit of the secular sciences . . . Modern languages along with the cultures of the foreign lands which they represent . . . Social studies with the inferences of Catholicity in man to man relationship . . . and in Religion man’s relationship with God . . . the philosophies teach us how to discern the truth. It’s fitting then that our Bishop and President should offer this Mass for us as we start each school year . . . this, Dear Diary ... we remember. 128 SEPTEMBER, ' 57 . . . Well have fond memories of our very own Freshman initiates, our little " Noth- ings,” reciting this gem for us, the imposing Superior Seniors: " Nada, Naught, Nil, Nihil, Nothing am E A shadow, a bubble, a vacuum, a trifle, a frivolous fly. Not worth a continental, a fiddlestick, a jot. Nor the price of a feather, a dust ball, a dot. An insignificant, inconsequential, inexistent oblivion. Here I stand. Waiting to be made an Elmite, through the magic of Your hand.” How this sprightly tune will ring in our ears, stir- ring up memories of our Frosh " Nothings,” who sang it so lustily during their initiation: " Nothing — we need some inspiration. Nothing— we lack configuration. Bring us out of this potency. Let us enter the realm of reality. Nothing — don’t leave us stranded in The chamber of the mind. If you ' ll only set us free, We will try so hard to be Your Frosh of dear O.L.E.” fore our exalted captains, who eventually turned out to be our own Seniors of the Class of ’53- From the moment we stepped out of the ranks of the initiated, we looked forward anxiously to the time when we should be the high and mighty Seniors, giving some cautious but eager Frosh their first glimpse of the Elms. SEPTEMBER, 57 — At long last, our big day dawned! With almost as much trepidation as we had felt dur- ing our own initiation, we waited for the long parade of Freshman " Nothings” to pa ss in review before their sober Superiors. Supreme Seniors Calderella and Wel- don took pains to make clear to the " Nothings” their low status, which would last until the following Satur- day night. Powdered faces, straight hair, and leashes attached to invisible dogs were part of the required regalia for our Frosh. And strange to say, they all lived through the experience, culminating in their official Elms night reception as Elmites. SEPTEMBER, ’53 — What a shock to look in our mirrors and see eyepatches, swords, gay scarves, and grim-looking scars (our punishment for behavior un- becoming a mere pirate) ! For pirates we were, during those hectic days of initiation. We bowed humbly be- Practice Teaching Dear Diary: The opening days of a new school term took on a somewhat different aspect for many of us. Remember September, 1956, and practice teaching! How sure were we of ourselves? One thing was sure — it was a wonderful experience and we all loved every minute of it. What a thrilling thing it really is to have the oppor- tunity and the ability to mold young lives — to direct God’s little children toward -their destinies — to watch them work and play — to help them with their prob- lems — to instruct their minds and to fill their hearts with the beauty that is His alone. Remember how we were bursting with classroom tidbits the weekends of initiation and Cap and Gown Sunday! The hours were filled with units on Holland, the policeman and Columbus Day. We couldn’t wait to compare notes on " our” Johnnys and " our” Marys. The walls relaxed from the tune of " Friendly Persua- sion’’ and echoed songs like " Camels and Bears” fol- lowed by poetry recitations. The remaining days of practice teaching were com- pleted by such things as Hallowe’en songs and poems, social studies, arithmetic, spelling, art and, of course, we can’t forget — reading! Upon returning to the role of grave old Seniors we found ourselves enriched in the knowledge and simplicity of youth. We had experi- enced a regeneration, and yet, at the same time, we couldn’t help but feel the timelessness of " old age.” " School days! School days! Dear old Golden Rule days!” ! r - W 1 V. v 1 % li - B if child. Somehow, only now did we realize that our last year had come — only now, as we gazed half-laughing at the friends we knew so well, all dressed in serious black and marching academically in dignified proces- sion. But when the sacred incense from the altar rose and curled itself about our hearts, we knew that we had robed ourselves in more than caps and gowns for we had clothed our souls more beautifully with love and the day ended in gold. OCTOBER 8, 1956 — The day began in silvery mist. The candles in the chapel blinked their bright eyes and lifted smoky little fingers to the Heavens to call forth His Blessing upon our caps and gowns, lying bound in green and gold before the altar. The faces of our Sophomore " Sisters” glowed with roses as gay as the ruby blossoms they held out to us. By afternoon the sun had comforted the wet-cheeked skies and the wind had whisked the tears away with soft, puffy clouds until the Heavens were smiling like a happy 133 Gaelic We remember with justified delight the perform- ance of the Little Gaelic Singers on October 18, 1956. Those of us who have even a drop of Irish blood thrilled to the typically Celtic strains, done in the deli- cate fashion one might expect of the young, child-pure voices that make up the group. Michael McWilliams, celebrated baritone, and Breandan de Glin, Dance Master of Ireland, lent a touch of variety which made the program that much more appealing. The warm-heartedness of these charming Derry orphans was evident in the informal meeting we had with them after the concert. They shared laughs with us in the cafeteria, and obliged us with a few repeat performances. Responding to the soft-voiced amiabil- ity of these little stars, many of our own group went out to serenade them as they climbed aboard the buses at the close of the evening. And didn’t we catch a glimpse of a tear or two as the Elms girls said goodbye to their guests from the Emerald Isle? 134 Ring Night RING NIGHT 56 . . . Our hearts skipped a double beat on Ring Night . . . For the first time the ceremony was held in Veritas . . . Not only that! A member of our very own class composed our ring pledge which thenceforth became traditional . . . Each time we cast a loving glance upon our Toumalines how can we forget the joy mixed with tears we had as we ex- claimed; ' Awaiting hands Reach out to welcome you, beloved Tourmaline, Fulfillment of our dream! Eager hearts Secretly pray Each sparkling ray Escaping from your polished gold en closure May . . . Reflect The multi-faceted memories Of our days at O.L.E. As we renew This heartfelt pledge Of love and loyalty: O torch of hope — symbolized by your emerald greenness- Be thou our beacon light Drawing us closer still To that Celestial Temptress, Patron of our college, Whose engraved name Will forever Surround our hearts and hands!” 135 Dear Diary. Friday, November 9, 1956 Today dawned with fevered excitement in anticipa- tion of the day’s events. The hustle and bustle of com- munity activity echoed from every corner of the cam- pus. Order and cleanliness were the operations for the day! And why? We were having visitors! The large- scale planning for such a day demanded special leader- ship at the helm, so aptly manned by Anne Turnan; we live, work, and play our role as students at C.O.L.E. After registering in the Foyer of the Administration Building, there was a general meeting in Veritas Audi- torium at which time our visitors were formally and most heartily welcomed by Anne, our chairman for the day, Sister Rose William, our Dean, Mary Murphy, our president of Student Government, and Pat Dalton, High School Hay but she also needed many helpers, and co-operation did not fail her. 1 : 30 P.M. . . . our guests were arriving . . . over 500 youthful high school students representing a good cross-section of New England. From the faculty down to the very last Elmite all threw open the Elms’ portals to these girls, our guests today. After a very informal greeting, we began the day’s activities, planned to show with concrete evidence how class representative. This initiation was followed up by a thrilling basketball game between the Frosh and Sophs with costumed, rah-rah girls adding a humorous flavor to the show. Perhaps the most impressive part of the whole day for our guests was the scheduled tours organized into small groups in order to review ' every inch of our campus completely ... a campus made so attractive and collegiate by the work of many hands! Time for relaxing brought entertainment ... a real college performance, sponsored by the Sophomores, followed by a delightful lunch spiced with a constant and animated buzz of conversation, exchanging of notes, etc. To culminate the day’s activities, all our visi- tors attended Benediction in the college Chapel . . . what a beautiful climax to a very successful day! 136 the busy streets of New York sud- denly emerge and blossom from the floor, populated and alive where a moment before the imagination stood alone and waiting. This was the big moment for our little Sisters — their own Soph show, and they proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is " No Business Like Show Business.” 138 OCTOBER ’57— We remember a blue light becoming a twinkling star, a shadow, a specter in black, a shin- ing strip of tinsel, a sparkling water- fall, a stage, a land of fantasy and dreams — but this could only happen in the magical land of " Show Busi- ness,” where music and song burst forth from a little restaurant with gaily-checkered tablecloths, where OCTOBER, 1955 — This was a night for remembering to be sure — remembering how we as gay Sophs last year had lived in excitement and anticipation of this very night — remi- niscing over our first two years while these Sophs cleverly and fancifully were weaving the theme " Moments to Remember” through the four seasons of a collegiate’s life. How typical was Fall with the refreshed and energetic bounce which comes after a blissful vacation — seen in the happy voices, giggles and cheers upon receiving mail, and humorously sparked by that cute arithmetic number you remember, " I Can’t Do the Sum.” The gaily-colored wool scarves and the cozy hearth brought memories of wonderfully gay Winters — skating, skiing, and singing all those old but timeless melodies. Fantasy’s charm was at its best in Springtime as the beautiful and unruffled bride showered with orange blossoms and rainbow confetti danced in amidst resounding well-wishes. It was Summer again, the time for swimming, sporting and relaxing, so artfully portrayed in the mood music of the chorus as they rang out with " Swanee River,” " Old Man River,” favorites of everyone. The end came all to soon, I remember, but there still remained these " Moments to Remember.” i , ■Vi;XA n 139 Dreamers Holiday ■ OCTOBER, ’54 — We remember that awesome, terrifying moment when the curtains parted and we were on! We hoped we were being succssful in conveying to the audience our whim- sical mood as we took them on a " Dreamer ' s Holiday.” And to think that this was our own Soph Show, and all those hours of work and sometimes near-panic were paying divi- dends in terms of appreciative applause, murmurs of approval, and resounding laughter. To our untold relief, the revolving spotlight worked, the frame of our " dream” didn ' t collapse, no one was seriously cut by the spun glass, and the curtain cords responded to our pulling. We passed in dreams through a garden of beauty with " Wonderful Day” as the high- light; a movie theater with an impish little boy eating popcorn; a rib-tickling concert by Liberace, accompanied of course by his brother George; the enchanted land of " The Second Minuet " ; a pattern in contrast of rhythmical tap-dancing and graceful ballet; these and many other scenes — some fanciful, some comic, some artistic — figured in our travels through this fascinating " Dreamer ' s Holiday.” With the thrill of performance still buzzing around our ears, we proudly became the first Elms class to receive our coveted white jackets as Sophomores. What more fitting climax to our very, very own Soph Show? N. F. PRAYER DAY N. F. FORENSICS Workshop We remember the day we set aside for prayer for our suffering brothers in Hungary. NFCCS sponsored this project nation-wide as a protest against Commu- nist atrocities in Hungary, appropriately enough on November 19, feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. We recall beginning the day with Requiem Mass, kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament which was exposed all day, and joining our voices of supplication to the voices of Catholic students throughout the country. In December we played host to the Regional For- ensics Commission of NFCCS, as Fairfield University staged a workshop on our campus. Four well-read, well- informed speakers presented an amazing demonstra- tion of impromptu oratory. We enjoyed not only the efficient application of rules for forensics, but also the interesting subject matter of the speeches. Our biggest thrill, of course, was to see our own Mary Martin representing the Elms. We were proud of the professional way she handled the topic assigned to her, and happy we had such a competent representa- tive to this most successful NFCCS function. November 30, 1956 rangements of Greta Frechette and Joan Mackey’s snackery on the corner. Hearts were light on the " Nea- politan Night’’ — November 30, 1956. The spirit of O.L.E. was again in evidence as this well supported Senior sponsored dance swelled the funds for our treas- ured Elmata yearbook. " The days dwindle down to a precious few . . . November . . Neapolitan Nights Dear Diary: Red and white checked tables accented by candle- lit wine bottles brightened a little cafe in " Elmata,” sunny Italy. It was evening and Elmites gathered to laugh and sing and dance! The sound of swishing dresses accompanied the strains of violins while shad- ows on the wall danced and couples chattered and re- lived all th epast romance of " Elmata” thanks to the clever decorations of Kats Toomey, the musical ar- O’ TANNENBAUM DECEMBER, 1956 — Christmas again, at last. The time for the eternal fulfillment of love had arrived again, just for us — for each of us and all of us, and we were all so anxious to ride with the rolling tide of joy, rising high with the green waves of hope, holding fast to the little red barks of fun and laughter dancing on the waters like scarlet hollyberries swimming in their verdant wreaths. t- iTr pYr JKXNr «WI ' Ql . %-S) i ' v - vJl; 1 .. 1C? . 1MT 111 s | g Our last Christmas on campus — our last party in the fellowship of all our classmates — the last time we would reminisce the age-defying truths together as we watched the Christmas play; how swiftly it all passed! The frosted stars looked down that wintry night, as we walked around the campus, each holding a lighted candle, which we protected from choking in the wind — a happy symbol when we thought of it; the wind became our friend then, when he found himself de- feated by our love, and sang the carols with us on the stairs — and we didn’t mind his gruff, old voice at all, for we knew the sweetest friend is always the enemy conquered. Arid so our last Christmas celebration at the college flew by on the ceaseless wings of the bird which is Time, but the memory we hold forever. Richard Pattee . . . The Middle East and Egypt” . . . Arab World not easy to generalize because it is a deceptive world . . . Whole situation must be modified by realities . . . Cannot equate Arab with Moslem . . . " All religion is politics and most politics is religion " — Middle East philosophy . . . Lebanese — 54% Christian . . . Each Christian group is divided infinitely . . . Eleven variaties of rites in one tiny country . . . Middle East is renowned for its historical mindedness . . . Whole prob- lem summed up: 1) the existence of Israel itself is completely intolerable to Egypt and 2) the area has too much history and too little geography . . . Nearly insoluble problem — there is no area, however narrow, of agreement or potential agreement between the Arabs and the Israelites. We remember the Lecture Series of ' 57 when . . . Anne Culkin . . . " Sparkling Your Personality” . . . Why did God make you? . . . Simple, unsophisticated answer . . . Crux of the personality development . . . Catholic Church has the blueprint to it . . . Integrity of personality demands belief in God . . . Personality comes from the spiritual . . . " Charm” is often a veneer . . . Woman is the helpmate of man . . . Woman must bring man closer to God . . . Every woman is meant to be a mother . . . Femininity — greatest asset . . . Greater capacity one has to love, the more charming will she be . . . " Love they neighbor!” . . . What would you have to change in your home if Christ were invited for dinner? . . . Once your home has personality so will the world! Dear Diary: The clock struck twelve and another miracle of metamorphosis had taken place . . . the gym was a starlit castle . . . midnight blue . . . snow white . . . glistening silver . . . satin and silverdust wands — our mark of distinction . . . glass slipper centerpiece . . . dancing Cinderellas and spellbound Prince Charmings . . . climaxed by the coronation of our very own Cin- derella . . . and then we found that we were in the Rotogravure . . . another " first” added to the annals of the Class of ’57 . . . our banquet before the ball . . . all thrilling " Moments to Remember” . . . another year past, though it seemed only yesterday, as we were now being swept to sunny Spain . . . Granada . . . toreadors . . . patio ... at the Junior weekend . . . jazz concert and all . . . the thrill of the prom. 148 Spotlights on Fashion Tonight the stage in our auditorium was transformed into a Springtime array of varied-colored tulips, green- ery and sprays of all sorts! The ramp, bedecked with flowers and flooded with soft lights attracted every feminine eye tonight. This was a big night— a favorite take-in of every " femme.” The models set the theme of " Spotlight on Fashions” continuously through the show as they figuratively hunted for Easter eggs in the Wednesday, February 27, 1956 many different fashions they wore! There were laven- ders and pinks, yellows and browns, all delightfully fresh and lovely. More than often could one hear the echoes of " ooh’s” and " aah’s” and sighs! Leaving the show, our desires were many, our purses empty; yet we enjoyed lovely memories of prints, and stripes, cottons and silks, sheaths and flares, dress-ups and sport things! 149 February, 1957 We were quite enthusiastic about witnessing our first debate on campus, which turned out to be a rousing beginning to what we hope will become a new and much participated- in activity. Fairfield, Boston College, Holy Cross — these sound like a few good challengers to our opinions. The Tournament is one of the big events we would all like to see, for it should be quite a word-splashed contest of thought. Altogether, we are hoping that this newly organized activity will grow into one of the most sparkling and interesting " doings” on campus. 150 Resolved: Direct economic aid should be given to foreign countries. Debate 1. Holy Cross vs. O.L.E. Aff. Mary Martin Neg. Mary Derengowski Jeanne Atkinson Margaret Cavanaugh Debate 2. Fairfield vs. O.L.E. Aff. Mary Martin Neg. Nancy Blanchard Mary Agnes Gould Margaret Cavanaugh Debate 3. Boston College vs. O.L.E. Aff. Jeanne Atkinson Neg. Eileen Carroll Mary Ellen McCarthy Mary Derengowski Debates We remember the air of calm and silence that set- tled over our campus March 12, 1957. Our last retreat! It didn’t seem possible. With hearts full of already cherished memories, we welcomed back Father Joseph Scanned, C.SS.R., as our retreat master. In the same inspiring way that had made our first Elms retreat so profitable, our beloved " Padre” soothed the souls of every Elmite. We had a particular desire to make this the bes t retreat possible, for we were leaving behind the protective halls of our college, and were about to venture into the stormy sea of life. In his character- istically gentle manner, Father showed us that if we can maintain the love of God and our neighbor in our hearts, nothing else matters. For three days Elmites took advantage of the pre- cious moments accorded for spiritual reading and stock-taking. We silently envied the three classes be- hind us who will have a chance to meet this experience again. But we shall always remember the words of wis- dom and encouragement for life that we received from the fluent " Padre” who conducted our last Elms retreat. FEBRUARY 20, 1957— We remember most of all how a small golden pin gleamed against the background of our black acad- emic gowns, just as the true spirit of Cath- olicism shines amid the darkness of a world without Light. Order being God ' s first law, Monsignor Harrington traced its unmis- takable glow in the lives of the great Popes, and thus imparted both a lesson and an inspiration. 151 MAY 10, 1956 — The night was fragrant and beautiful with the incense and fluttering of Spring. Within the decorated blossoms budded, and climbed along the walls or hung in colorful and swaying clus- ters. Music rose and swirled carrying the dancers around the floor on wing-tipped feet. In the swift motion the many flowered gowns appeared to be the wind-swept petals of a multi-colored and delicately exotic plant. A soft breeze slipped gently through the half open windows and gliding in and out among the dancers, tapped each cheek with its cool little fingers, and whis- pered softly that spring had come. 152 Dear Diary: It was May 1st and the traffic on Springfield Street — pedestrian and vehicular — slowed down its maddening pace. Tiny cherubic faces of youngsters homeward bound from school peered through the frame of the front gate’s iron bars. Mothers on an afternoon stroll with their carriages paused to watch a procession of precision and the streamlined formation of the black gowned Seniors in the Living Rosary. With their Elm’s beanies, white blouses, and navy blue skirts, the re- mainder of the student body made up the imposing honor guard. Despite the deafening roar of jets soar- ing overhead we knew that our words pronounced in prayerful harmony penetrated that seeming sound bar- rier and soared directly to our Heavenly Queen of the Holy Rosary, our First Lady of the Elms. This was our May Day demonstration in blue . . . our way of coun- teracting the one in Red. our parents as they spoke of their gratefulness that we had been able to enjoy a Catholic education in such a congenial atmosphere and under such competent instructors. We shall always include our parents’ devotion and sacrifice among our tenderest memories of the Elms. Parent Daughter Day We remember with special joy our last Parent-Daughter Day at the Elms. It struck us that we were cele- brating our last get-together at our Alma Mater with those who had made possible our four happy years together. Two eloquent representa- tives expressed the sentiments of all God’s blessings on the father and mother of an unnoticed family, who in their seclusion awaken the mind of one child to the idea and love of goodness, who awaken in him a strength of will to repel temptation, and who send him out prepared to profit by the conflicts of life. [i ipE ' .iUni nilF WI IgiriwiniaillM i fir inmniD! " §USf iipSlf’j Spa Sfilnw ESSlaE. - Dra Dear Diary: I can ' t forget what a wonderfully successful year our Verdeoro players had! Comedy, suspense, melodrama — all dramatically and artistically portrayed under the very capable guidance of our director, Mr. Walter Halpin. His skill and ingenuity cease not with the art of good drama but overflow into every segment of the stage — the props, the settings, the makeup — turn- ing all into the gold of Midas at his touch! Of the countless skits and plays Verdeoro put on, I ' ll always remember two very especially — one being " Ladies In Retirement” which is a delightful combina- tion of comedy and suspense! Color and amusement spark this story of a murderess, thanks to the efforts of our director, Mr. Halpin and Claudette Molleur! matics Bev Pratt made a very bewitching murderess as she held us at the edge of our seats in suspenseful drama! I’ll always remember the beautiful interpretation of " Song of the Scaffold " portrayed by Verdeoro’s greats including our own Greta Frechette whose dynamic ability is evidenced not only as President of the Club but as a leading lady! Such a deep-moving drama need- ed real identification of the players with the characters in order to effectively enkindle the high dramatic mo- ments of the play! Verdeoro can be justly proud then of its great success this year for it reflects the patience, skill and cooperation so indeniably needed before the producer can shout with a sense of pride and accom- plishment " Lights, camera, action!” Cot nencement 1 ft gw 29Ea s j r X Vyw- - fN? JW WjL Ni fewi » l f y .1 ; v v 1 M " tiT fl II if wBHrujm |g t i ■ ' 1B l ■ L25Sll®rU 1 n 1 1 ’li | ”.3S 2 1 " 9 ■ T Ry . V V . % Z r t7 z .usrn-J ! 1 k ® || | i Pv ' ' i ■ ■ fA J 1 x? I ♦ ' ■ pM mi .1 1 J| wHL ® WgK !» overnight transformation and we find ourselves walking along the commencement path. Yesterday we were college students with 1 ’ll r W|| in;! !m ' ■ ■ IK the various courses of major study as our main i ' TIB concern. Today we pick up not books but a leather-cased sheepskin with " That all men may know . . .” inscribed thereon. Our point of con- Ji , . - 1 » - - 0 m ■ w ■» f«r -i gPr •SkST ' cern now is what lies around the corners of this . --. - »j , i ; . : ,. commencement path. Depending on how well ' " • - r.aijf— i we deal with the future will be our realization of our . . . FULFILLMENT. -V ,4.1 4 77 K; ' ■ • viC 9 ■ I F i - t hw f j f{ s r V , ’ V " Knowledge is ecstatic in enjoy- ment, perennial in fame, unlimited in space, and infinite in duration. In the performance of its sacred offices, it fears no danger, spares no expense, looks in the volcano, dives into the ocean, perforates the earth, wings its flight into the skies, explores sea and land, contemplates the distant, ex- amines the minute, comprehends the great, ascends to the sublime — no place too remote for its grasp, no height too exalted for its reach. Tree Oration Anne M. Turnan Following the traditions of years past, we plant a tree here today which is truly sym- bolic. Small, undeveloped, and insignificant compared to the other gigantic foliage which surrounds it on our campus, it seeks ground in which to firmly root itself. Yet through the coming years, with proper care and nourishment, it will grow and take its place among the sturdy to add its share to the beauty of its surroundings. It is the first of many things we shall leave as a remembrance of our four years here. How significant that this remembrance should be our first, for when we entered these hallowed halls as freshmen didn’t we have characteristics similar to this tree? Weren ' t we then small and undeveloped? And our very purpose in being here was to seek a philosophy by which to guide our lives — a firmament in which to firmly root our thoughts and actions. Now we stand here as seniors. For four long years we have had the proper care and nour- ishment of a Catholic education. We are now among the sturdy. It is our duty to go forth into the new life we face, and like the tree to add to it the grace, the beauty, and the knowl- edge we have gained here. These are precious possessions to be guarded closely, but ones that can only be enriched if shared. Dear Mary, we thank thee this day for our college years. May we always live by the principles we have learned here. Our Lady of the Elms, be thou ever our guide. Class Will We, the Class of Nineteen-Hundred and Fifty-Seven, revoking all former wills and being of sound mind and body, do solemnly declare this to be our Last Will and Testament. To our President, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Weldon, we ex- tend heartfelt thanks for the inspiration granted to us these past four years at the College of Our Lady of the Elms. To our priests and lay faculty we bequeath sincere gratitude for affording us spiritual and intellectual guidance, for we know these Christian principles will become a part of our everyday lives and will influence our association with the great wide world. To our beloved Sisters of Saint Joseph, we pledge everlasting fidelity. We graciously thank them for inspiring us to act in Mary-like ways, which we will continue to do through- out life. To the Juniors we leave the revered Caps and Gowns. May they wear them proudly because the responsibility of leadership is now theirs. To our dear Sister Class, the Sophomores, we extend the hope they will be blessed with " little Sisters’’ who will be cherished as much as they have been by their Sister Class. To the Freshmen " Nothings,” we give our thanks for displaying such wonderful sports- manship and spirit during initiation and throughout the year. These qualities assure us that ° n . ° JxnoV ° F — - | you will fulfill all necessary requirements of an Elmite, and they will enable you to carry ]• L r — T,. ' .” ° ° “ K X i ° I j in true Elms tradition. The individual members of this graduating class make the following bequests of their most prized possessions to the following individuals: Catherine Alaimo leaves her " petiteness” to Rita Mortellite. Diane Bartoszek leaves Helene Meagher to bear her own identity and Carol Belisle bequeaths her road map with all short cuts to Fairfield t Theresa Borselli leaves with memories of her teacher-sister teaching. Elizabeth Brand wills her Fraternity Party date book to Janet Pradella. Catherine Brown bestows her fluency in Spanish on la Senorita Margarita Barbara Burke hands down her European experiences to Barbara Guardione. Judy Burke relinquishes her curls to Marilyn Riley. Mary Lou Burke offers her voluminous notebook and test tubes to Beverly Chevalier. Lorita Calderella wills her height on the basketball floor to Joyce Chriscola. Mary Ann Carroll is leaving with Beth. Margaret Collins grants her casual appearance to Isabel Rogers. Elizabeth Conroy leaves little white slips on the desk in room 4 . Contance Corr bequeaths her ability to model to Charlotte Barry. Kathleen Cowles hands down her slide rule to Virginia Weeks. Ann Cunniff leaves in her new car. Joan DeYoung leaves her favorite song behind, " Deep Purple.” Ann Dryden bestows her poise upon Elizabeth Garrity. 162 Ann Farrell wills her castinets to the Corte Castellana. Maureen Fitzgerald relinquishes her debative attitude to Helen Partyka. Marjorie Fitzpatrick leaves her Irish blarney to Angie Madera. Greta Frechette leaves a noticeable gap in the mail rack. Barbara Fritz offers her Cheshire cat smile to Smokey. Elizabeth Graham bequeaths her blush to Frannie Finn. Elizabeth Joseph wills her taxi service to her sisters Martha and Dorothy. Marie Kearns donates her Bostonian accent to Cynnie Baker. Helen Kelley leaves her pills and equipment to her successor. Joan Kennedy wills her efficient speed to Peggy Solimene. Janice Lanzillo offers her golf trophies to the gym. Jacqueline Lyons bequeaths her " quiver” to Merrie Jo Keenan. Joan Mackey leaves the Round Table to join Sir Launcelot. Theresa May hands down her French books to Janet Rogan. Jane McKenna gives her sweet smile to Maureen Messier. Lorraine McMahon wills her favorite manicure kit to Mary Ellen Spencer. Theresa McNeice leaves her father’s car to her father. Ann Meloche bequeaths her wit and dry sense of humor to Teek Kelley. Mary Murphy leaves the well-worn rug on the second floor to her successor. Ellen Neary wills her dancing slippers to Carol Celetti. Lucy Mae Nowakowski bestows her ardent love for chemistry on Mjllie Bogacz. Nancy O ' Donnell entrusts her F.B.I. handbook to Mary McGrath with the advice to follow it carefully. Joann Pasterczyk gives her calendar to Anne Marie Roche. Ann Marie Roache leaves to take her position on the other side of the desk. Winifred Rosenbeck bequeaths her Hollywood aspirations to Irene. Ann Ryan wills her prank book (slightly used! ) to Joyce Perosino. Virginia Rzasa leaves her high heels to Betty Gallagher. Jane Sturmer leaves Henry James to rest in peace. Joan Sullivan grants her mud packs to Nancy Keegan. Cynthia Terault hands down her poetic ability to Mary Derengowski. Kathleen Toomey passes on her twitch to Natalie Mackie. Maryann Topor bequeaths her twinkling fingers to Barb Letourneau. Anne Turnan offers her epistolary art to Kathleen Swords. Rosanne Verchot wills her decorative glass frames to Barbara Kurpaska. Alice Weldon leaves her theme song, " The Saints,” to Elaine Menard. Each Senior having thus disposed of her most precious belongings which are so dear to her heart does hereby sign this document on this thirtieth day of May, Nineteen-Hundred and Fifty-seven. THE SENIOR CLASS, COLLEGE OF OUR LADY OF THE ELMS Diane Bartoszek, Class Attorney 163 Class Prophecy It was essential that all people of prime importance be subjected to investigation to eliminate the infil- tration of propaganda that women could not achieve a status equivalent to that of the opposite sex. You’ll probably remember me as Nancy O ' Donnell, class of ’57, but as my report of this situation is on file in every office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and in the National Security Investigating Rooms, I’ll be referred to from now on as Special Agent X-12. The extent of my investigations would cover many miles, so I decided that the best possible method of travel would be to fly. I hastened from the building and hailed a passing cab. I saw the sign on the door " Jo- seph’s Jaunts.’ Betty Jo’s motto is " If we can’t get you there on time, you wouldn’t have made it anyway.” I have a few minutes to spare after purchasing a ticket from Bidda Graham. Bidda had always wanted to travel but as that frequent feeling of homesickness prevented her from doing so, this was the next best thing. I glanced around the terminal building and I noticed an elaborate poster announcing the arrival back in the United States of Cynthia Terault after her European tour as a concert pianist. I made a mental note to get in touch with her publicity agent, Catherine Brown, for some complimentary tickets. My attention was dis- tracted by a busily approaching figure who was sur- rounded by reporters. It was none other than Barbara Burke, the United States delegate to the Security Coun- cil of the United Nations. She was giving her answer to Beth Conroy, star reporter for the United States’ larg- est syndicated. The Word, as to why she vetoed the sug- gestion to limit debate. Crossing my path was another big name in the news, Margie Fitzpatrick, the newly appointed ambassador to Ireland. Sure ’n’ begorra, she deserved the appointment. The airport is an ideal place to meet celebrities, for there is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ann Meloche. Ann has risen to great heights in politics because Duffo’s word is now the law of the land. I boarded the plane and made myself comfortable. I switched on the T.V. set to Station WSAM in order to see my favorite T.V. comedienne, Diane Bartoszek, whose clever show won the Oscar last year. After that was over I started to read my favorite magazine, GLAD, the descriptive magazine edited by Betty Brand, with art work done by Mary Murphy. There was an interesting article written by Anne Turnan entitled " My Teaching Experiences Among the Eskimos.” As the plane landed in Chicopee’s famed Interna- tional Airport, one of the first sights I saw was a poster, " VOTE FOR PEG COLONS FOR MAYOR OF CHICOPEE.” Peg had made many improvements in the city and was now running for her third term of of- fice. One of Chicopee ' s new attractions was a Fur Salon that was run by Ellen Neary. Ellen was determined that every woman should wear mink and set out to prove her point. First you had to catch sixty-two minks . . . This was such a popular business that Ellen had the help of Katie Cowles ' business mind, and together they had quite a successful venture. Al’s had now expanded and was quite an elaborate supper club. In charge of running the dining room was Ann Farrell, whose past experience was indeed useful. They catered a great deal to celebrities and one might find Stella Starr, one of Hollywood’s leading actresses, lunching in there fre- quently. In case you don’t recognize Stella by her stage name, you could probably call her Winnie Rosenbeck. Also there is usually the presence of one of our lead- ing columnists, ' Mother Mackey,’ whose daily column on advice to the lovelorn is devoured by all ages, but especially directed to the college crowd. Speaking of the college crowd, have you heard that Judy Burke, the idol of all college men, was recently proclaimed ' House Mother of the Year? The top tune of the Hit Parade this week is sung by that lovely new discovery, Joan DeYoung. Her version of " Life Can Be Golden” is sweeping the country. Her piano accompanist, Maryann Topor, has won world-wide fame in her profession. Now I took a short trip over to Spain to see the bul- fight of the year, featuring Senorita Kathy Toomey. Mary Lou Burke, president of the Anti-vivisection So- ciety, may have a few words to say to Kats about her fabulous feats. Greta Frechette, a noted advocate of family life, is now sending her children to Marie Kearns’ Humpty Dumpty Day School that specializes in children of the genius level. Terry McNeice, noted historian, is at the moment traveling to Bongo land to identify some ancient findings that might prove that pre-historic man had a higher civilization than was thought possible. Her assistant, Jane Sturmer, is taking charge of her lectures at the University. At New York, Anne Marie Roache, the National Di- rector of the Girl Scouts, is laying plans for the biennial convention. Terry Borselli’s new book on " Teaching Techniques” has exceeded in financial returns her first three volumes. Speaking of inventions that are profit- able, Joan Sullivan’s improvement on No-Doz has now come out under the name of ' Get-Up.’ It guarantees to wake you up earlier in the morning than usual so you don’t have to stay up so late at night. While we are over here near France I thought I’d stop for lunch in this little restaurant that I know will have good food because it has been approved by The- resa May, noted connoisseur of French cuisine. Down around Boston is one of New England’s smartest night clubs, The Open Door, which Mike Carroll owns and operates. This week it is featuring America’s current heart throb, who specializes in the blues — Alice Wel- don, who, the critics say, is stupendous. Now if we take a quick trip down to Florida, we can see the first at- tempt at the revival of the Big Top; this idea of bring- ing back the circus can be credited to Maureen Fitz- gerald, whose exciting life as a circus clown brings a smile to many a face. On the way back up if we stop around Virginia we can see Joann Pasterczyk and her bookmobile traveling to the less populated areas in those parts. Before I started this investigation, I had just finished reading the latest addition of Rosanne Verchot’s new book, Breakfast Manners. Roe emphasizes her first rule — be chipper and cheery at the breakfast table and above all, dress neatly. Joan Kennedy, the country’s leading inventor, now has perfected a machine that far surpasses the IBM machine. This is a valuable aid to students because it can take notes faster than your in- structor can give them. Now you don’t even have to go to class; just put the machine in your seat. Jackie Lyons is now giving voice lessons — to para- keets, of course. She has stated that she will only teach those with the higher mental age to quiver. Speaking of music, calypso is still the rage. Harry Belafonte’s fame has grown. I wasn ' t surprised to hear this when I knew that Ann Cunniff was his publicity agent. Thought about buying a car lately? Well, you might contact Lorraine McMahon, who is one of America’s largest imported car dealers — a very exclusive dealer. The Fashion Academy run by Connie Corr is a promi- nent school of famous graduates. Training here under Connie can pay lifetime dividends. Lovely Jane McKenna, star of the Metropolitan Opera, is currently making a nation-wide tour and is now appearing at a benefit for the enlargement of the swimming pool at the Elms. Barbara Fritz, noted Holly- wood interior decorator, has offered to make sugges- tions for the decorations of the new quadrangle. Virginia Rzasa has decided to spend her efforts help- ing those children who do not get along so well in the classroom and has opened a very successful Tutoring School. She is aided in her attempt by Ann Dryden, who is teaching the children manners. They guarantee to make an angel out of anybody’s children. Kathy Alaimo, noted Catholic educator, is an authority on all problems and is often called in for consultation. While we are in Vermont, we might as well go over to Anne Ryan’s ski lodge, called Snow Capers. If we are lucky, we might be able to see Jan Lanzillo in one of her famous jumps. She is expected to try out for the Olympics this winter. Speaking of Olympics, the last time they were held, an American women’s basketball team won the Gold Medal, and Lorita Calderella was high scorer. The two famous American women scien- tists, Carol Belisle and Lucy Mae Nowakowski, have just completed their cure for the common cold. Now that I have told you what is in this confidential report, I recommend you do not mention a word about it until it is released for publication in the spring. Ob Wai Lyrics : JANE M. McKENNA Music: MARJORIE A. FITZPATRICK r -f —7 — 4-Lf- - -» } j- -U fb - . 9 - -J - - » « r « » N--» V - — p — -e- - rf r K ct Pf 5 3 t • 1 Proud - ly ve sing Our fare-well song to thee. We ' ll not for - get you while we 166 " We’re looking over a four-leaf clover” — that we’ll treasure through the years! As we pause amidst our Class Day occupations, we reflect and find that a strik- ing parallel can be drawn between the past four years at O.L.E. (that have sped us that much closer to Eternity) and the tiny unassuming four-leaf clover which is so rare to find, precious to possess, and, treas- ured as a symbol of both present and future good fortune. Rare is the beauty we have found here ever since the first leaf blossomed into view and we came onto campus with all the FAITH of clover-green Frosh. Soon we were to assume our duties as docilely obedient Treasure Island pirates bowing submissively to Senior Captains. Captivated by the natural beauty of our campus accentuated by autumnal green and gold, we became spellbound by the thrill of countless " firsts” — Elm’s Night, classes, Sodality Reception, Christmas Dinner by candlelight, exams, proms, Orphans’ Party, Retreat, banquets, concerts, Commencement Week ac- tivities and, of course, our Junior " Sisters” whose af- fectionate guidance and friendly persuasion made our hearts beat with joy as we eagerly anticipated the un- folding of the next three leaves. With the appearance of the second leaf came the evergreen HOPE of Sophomore Year strengthened by our now firmly rooted faith in Our Lady of the Elms, the light of which (reflected in the friendly " Hi!” ’s of smiling upperclassmen) beamed as a beacon drawing us ever closer to a deep realization of what the Elms really means. The advent of Philosophy classes found us adopting an analytical attitude — soon to become second nature to us as maturing young college women facing the problems of life — and hopefully we searched for the Cause behind the cause, the Essence beneath the accidentals. Well-founded were our hopes to match the gaiety of bygone classes in our production of our Soph " Dream” Show when each member of ’57 " bound in unity” tasted the ingredients of that delect- able " Elms” spirit — that precious commodity so much in abundance here at O.L.E. As a reward for our literally starstudded performance, our " Big Sisters” proudly " Little Sis” as our eager hearts secretly prayed that each sparkling ray escaping from their polished gold en- closures might reflect the multi-faceted memories of our days at O.L.E. " And you 11 find that you’re in the Rotogravure . . And we did ! ! That dance of dances — our Junior Prom — was given full-page publicity in the Sunday Roto featuring scenes of dainty " Cinder- ellas” waltzing with silver dusted wands about a spark- ling Glass Slipper centerpiece against a background of glittering Prince Charming-Cinderella silhouettes. Each Junior ' s heart skipped a beat at the stroke of 12:00 mid- night as a name was drawn from a pumpkin and Cin- derella was crowned Queen of the Ball! There was more to our Daisy Chain than what met the eye ... a deep significance lay beneath the beauty of each little flower symbolizing all the love with which Junior hearts would link the past with the future. slipped snow white jackets over shoulders that were soon to broaden with the responsibilities of upper- classmen. Blossoming from a firm FAITH and heartfelt HOPE, the third leaf of LOVE burst forth with all the jollity of Junior Year. How proud we were on that ever to be remembered Elms Night as we sat beside our very own " Little Sisters” for whom we had so anxiously awaited and who proved to be all we had hoped for — and even more. Sharing with them our love and loyalty for O L E. has been such a memorable experience! Who of us can forget the sweet solemnity of that balmy October evening when " awaiting hands” reached out to welcome our beloved Tourmalines from Nourished by that firm FAITH, heartfelt HOPE and true LOVE, the fourth leaf of FULFILLMENT unfolds before tear-dimmed eyes as we cross thresholds, open doors, walk through corridors, and, talk to friends that we know must leave. The ache grows ever deeper in our hearts as the days slip by and we experience the melancholy that accompanies the finality of Commence- ment Week — Mary ' s Day, Class Day, Senior Ball, Bac- calaureate, and Graduation. ' It seems only yesterday that we donned for the first time the sobering black of our academic caps and gowns on that sunny October Sun- day. Our newly acquired dignity was fitting and quite natural for we realized that these caps and gowns had received a very special blessing at morning Mass in our tiny college chapel. At the moment of Consecra- tion the hands of ’57 elevated a precious bundle tied in green and gold as the hearts of ’57 offered up four priceless years to Him through Her whose engraved name will forever surround our hearts and hands! Yes, rare is the Beauty, Truth, and Goodness; pre- cious are the grace-filled moments; and, treasured are the priceless memories acquired by the Class of ’57 when we found that green and gold four-leaf clover known as the " Elms " ! Ann M. Dryden, Class Historian. “ JEWELED PATHS Four years of life, Four years in the rumbling train of days The wrinkled hands of Time have crumpled And scattered to the winds of eternity. The pieces swirl and mount far into the Heavens, Past the wondering stars, past their guardian moon, ■ Far, far into the land of forever they whisk And fall, a puzzle of colorful profusion before , the Feet of God, Where a Seraphic Angel gathers them up to give To Him, Whose Power places them in the order of love, And sees the path His child ascends. Four years of college days. Of hidden forest paths, all green and silent, Away from the grinding streets of men, Days of work and friendship, prayer and peace Sheltered by the softly blowing ripples of Our Lady’s cloak. But now the years have passed, And memory’s eyes strain to see all beauty in the waning moments, And clasp it tightly, like a greedy child, ro keep it whole forever. But it must fail. The flying lights of the bursting star run with the dancing breezes Of a million moments, , And only a few are caught, a brilliant few to arrange In the jewelry-box of time. A diamond of friendship shoots forth its lightning darts To charm the heart, Its fellow emerald lifts its watery face and in its depths Impressions float — An autumn day of fiery beauty, a campus dancing in haze, A winter eve with sun descending, the statue of Our Lady Crowned with gold, A day in spring, the leafy lawn sweeps up the heart With waving fingers and rests it on the fragrance of the air. A ruby blushes forth in scarlet joy for happy days, But tear-like pearls lie still, in remembrance Of departing; Yet, it is not sad, not really sad, that four jeweled Years have fled, J E W E L E D P A T H S CLASS OF 1957 ALAIMO, CATHERINE G. 56 Gorman Lane, Springfield BARTOSZEK, DIANE F. 14 Sherwin Ave., Ware BELISLE, CAROL A. 529 Broadway, Chicopee Falls BORSELLI, THERESA 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 COWLES, KATHLEEN H. 23 Kenwood Pk., Springfield CUNNIFF, ANN M. 139 Morgan St., Holyoke De YOUNG, JOAN F. 162 No. Main St., Uxbridge DRYDEN, ANN M. 976 State St., Springfield FARRELL, ANN G. 542 Devon St., Kearney, N. J. FITZGERALD, MAUREEN C. 58 Taylor St., Chicopee Falls FITZPATRICK, MARJORIE A. 150 East St., Great Barrington FRECHETTE, GRETA G. 1 1 Tanner St., Manchester, Conn. FRITZ, BARBARA A. 86 Grisworld Dr., W. Hartford 7, Conn. GRAHAM, ELIZABETH L. 184 Oak Hill Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. JOSEPH, ELIZABETH L. 170 Porter Rd., East Longmeadow KEARNS, MARIE M. 1521 Westfield St., W. Springfield KENNEDY, JOAN A. 85 Jackson St., Holyoke LANZILLO, JANICE D. 52 Lafayette St., Rutland, Vt. 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, MARY A. 74 Straw Ave., Florence NEARY, ELLEN F. 117 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, ANNE 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 TERAULT, CYNTHIA J. 31 Bell St., Chicopee TOOMEY, KATHLEEN A. 21 Lincoln St., Webster TOPOR, MARYANN A. 115 Hillside Ave., W. Springfield TURNAN, ANNE M. 12 Monroe St., Shrewsbury VERCHOT, ROSANNE A. 60 Norman Ave., Pittsfield WELDON, ALICE P. 41 Forest St., Springfield 172 CLASS OF 1958 BAILEY, CAROL A. 66 Squier St., Palmer BAKER, CYNTHIA M. Main St., Bass River BARRY, KATHLEEN M. 1 Maxwell Ct., Worcester BERGIN, BETTY ANN Franklin St., Bondsville BOULANGER, JUDITH A. 33 Hastings St., Springfield CHEVALIER, BEVERLY A. 3 Ross Ave., Ware CHUNN, BERNICE B. 224 No. Tenth St., Phila., Penn. COFFEY, MARY F. 102 Beacon Ave., Holyoke COLLINS, BARBARA A. 46 Warriner Ave., Springfield COLLINS, MARY E. 75 Orange St., Westfield COWELL, ELLEN R. 1185 Highland Pk. 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 De MEOLA, MARIE A. 71 Bushnell St., Hartford 14, Con n. DOPPMANN, PATRICIA M. West St., W. Hartford, Conn. EDWARDS, JANICE M. 53 Grant St., Milford ETHIER, FAITH B. 313 Elm St., East Longmeadow FINN, FRANCES M. 1823 Northampton St., Holyoke FINN, KATHLEEN T. 44 Calumet Rd., Holyoke FORTE, MARIA E. 32 Grosvenor Ter., Constant Spring, Jamaica, B.W.I. GOULD, MARY AGNES 98 Brooklyn St., No. 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 Fairmont Ave., Phila., 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 So. Main St., Olean, N. Y. LACHUT, EVELYN B. 53 Chestnut St., Ware LAMBERT, LOIS E. 113 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 MAIOLA, 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 O ' FLYNN, NANCY C. 270 Berkshire Ave., Springfield PERRY, ANN MARIE 7 Beauview Ter., W. Springfield PRATT, BEVERLY A. 54 Castle St., Great Barrington REARDON, ELLEN M. 85 Berkeley St., Lawrence REDDEN, ANNE T. 222 Porter Rd., East Longmeadow RILEY, MARILYN A. 43 Gordon Rd., Milton ROCHE, ANNE MARIE Main St., Lenox ROGERS, ISABELLE U. 377 Midland Ave., Rye, N. Y. RUTANA, PAULINE A. 22 B. St, Whitinsville 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 Lenon St, Providence, R. I. SULLIVAN, ANN M. 93 Governor St, Springfield SULLIVAN, KATHERINE B. 213 Park St, Easthampton THOMPSON, MARY R. 30 Ardsley Ave, So. Portland, Maine VOSE, ELEANOR J. 88 Pennsylvania Ave, Springfield WALLACE, MARGARET M. 1075 Monsanto Ave, Indian Orchard WEEKS, VIRGINIA R. 153 Main St, Westfield 173 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 Edmond St., Chicopee Falls BACCHIOCCHI, BARBARA A. 71 Penacook St., Springfield BOURDEAU, JANET L. 63 Maple St., Chicopee Falls BROSNAN, DOROTHY A. 55 Abington St., Worcester BROWN, MARY P. 53 Cass Ave., W. Springfield CALABRO, DIANA T. 24 Sunbright Ave., Waterbury, Conn. CAVANAUGH, MARGARET R. 871 Carew St., Springfield CELETTI, CAROL ANN 31 Boyer St., Springfield CHARLEBOIS, RITA A. 36 Oxford St., Pittsfield CICIO, GAIL T. 10 Keefe PL, Worcester CROWLEY, DOROTHY A. 57 Circle St., Forestville, Conn. DALTON, PATRICIA M. 11910 Valleywood Dr., Silver Spring, Md. DARCY, JOANNE M. 78 Pine St., Chicopee Falls DERENGOWSKI, MARY A. 18 West St., Adams DILLON, HELEN I. 17 Claremont St., Worcester DiNARDO, JOAN F. Taft Ave., Mendon DONOGHUE, FLORENCE E. 117 Merrifield St., Worcester 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. 2430 St. Raymond Ave., Bronx 61, N. Y. FENTON, KATHLEEN M. 14 Queen St., Holyoke FITZGERALD, ELIZABETH A. 102 Liberty St., No. 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 GALLAGHER, ELIZABETH A. 529 King St., Springfield GARRITY, ELIZABETH C. 27 Cross St., Uxbridge 174 GENNARI, RITA A. 9 Beverly St., Springfield GLEASON, ANNETTE T. 273 Orange St., Springfield GLESMANN, LOUISE C. 7 Cherry St., Holyoke GOYETTE, CLAIRE L. 914 Main St., Holyoke GUILLET, ESTELLE J. 16 Albion St., Holyoke HOGAN, MARY PAT 48 Silver St., W. Springfield HOULE, MARIE P. 222 James St., Fairview JOSEPH, MARTHA M. 170 Porter Rd., East Longmeadow KELLEY, ANNE K. 59 Meridian St., Greenfield KENNEDY, JUDITH E. 97 Penacook St., Springfield KIDNEY, CAROLE J. 23 Appleton Ave., Pittsfield KIRBY, JOAN M. 324 First St., Pittsfield KURPASKA, BARBARA K. 159 Sewall St., Ludlow LA FERRIERE, FRANCES A. C. 511 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls LANDRY, JUDITH A. 19 Park Ave., Thompsonville, Conn. LAPPIN, ROSANNE M. 33 High St., Springfield LAVALLEE, M. CHRISTINE Fuller Rd., Chicopee Falls LEGGITT, BARBARA A. 172 Main St., Three Rivers LeMAY, JEAN ANN 45 Forest St., Greenfield LEONARD, PATRICIA E. 717 Central Pkwy., Schenectady 9, N. Y. LETELLIER, MARIE C. 1 12 Penrose St., Springfield LETOURNEAU, BARBARA A. 34 South St., Ware MACKIE, NATALIE C. 1 Lowden St., Pittsfield MACRI, TERESA A. 29 Firglade Ave., Springfield MADDEN, NANCY T. 81 Hilltop Ave., Providence, R. I. MAHONEY, EILEEN T. 25 Croyden St., Springfield 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. 807 High 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., No. Adams NADOLSKI, FLORENCE A. 159 Holyoke Rd., Westfield NESBIT, SHEILA A. M. 47 Forest PL, 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 PARTYKA, HELEN T. 149 Hampden St., Chicopee PIKE, NANCY C. 103 Suffolk St., Springfield ROGAN, JANET M. 31 1 Bedford Pk. Blvd., N. Y. 58, N. Y. ROSENBECK, IRENE C. 43 Garland St., Springfield RUANE, ANN M. 66 Quincy St., No. Adams RYAN, PATRICIA A. 73 Cherry St., No. 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. 11 Colony Rd., Longmeadow SHEA, JANE M. West Main St., Millbury SHEA, MARY ELLEN D. 21 Curtis Ave., Dalton SHEA, PATRICIA A. 574 Cambridge St., Worcester 10 SMITH, ANN M. 36 Prospect St., So. Hadley Falls SOHAY, EILEEN C. 208 Carew St., Springfield STROBELBERGER, NANCY J. 124 Farnsworth St., Chicopee SULLIVAN, JOAN T. 4 Keefe Ave., Holyoke SULLIVAN, SHEILA H. Mill St., Monroe Bridge SYLVESTER, ELIZABETH A. Pitcher ' s Way, Hyannis TALMADGE, MARY T. 18 Mountainview St., Springfield TAYLOR, SYLVIA A. 760 Lenox St., Athol TIERNEY, CONSTANCE J. 715 West St., Pittsfield TODARO, ANNE M. 4730-215 St., Bayside 61, N. Y. TONSKI, JOAN M. 15 Broad St., Manchester, Conn. TOWNE, NANCY C. 26 Lancaster Ave., W. Springfield URSO, MARY CAROL 191 Grandview Ter., Hartford, Conn. WERTZ, ETHEL M. Lawndale Dr., R.R. 1, Shelyville, Ind. WISE, JANIS A. 45 Bowdoin St., Springfield WYNE, LEATRICE C. W. Main St., Millbury ZECCHI, RUTH A. 19 East School St., W. Springfield ZUORSKI, JOANNE R. 231 Pomeroy Ave., Pittsfield CLASS OF I960 AMBROSE, MAUREEN C. 40 Pasadena St., Springfield ANDERSON, ELIZABETH J. 55 Forbes Ave., Northampton ARCHEY, REGINA L. 42 Kensington Ave., Pittsfield ATKINSON, JEANNE M. 25 Medford St., Chicopee Falls BARRY, CHARLOTTE M. 113 Main St., Three Rivers BERCURY, MAUREEN F. 100 Howard St., Pittsfield BLANCHARD, NANCY L. Box 17, Lee Rd., Chester BLOUIN, SYLVIA A. 192 Davis St., Springfield BOGACZ, MILDRED S. 75 Pleasant St., Three Rivers BRENNAN, MARY A. 185 No. Elm St., Northampton CALABRESE, MARY I. Rear 161 E. Lake St., Winsted, Conn. CARROLL, EILEEN M. 30 Wolcott St., Springfield CAVALLINI, DIANE S. 24 Columbia Ter., Springfield CEBULA, LORRAINE A. 34 Wentworth St., Chicopee CHRISICOLA, JOYCE M. 1185 Suffield St., Agawam COFFEY, DOROTHY A. 102 Beacon Ave., Holyoke COON, M. DEBORAH 138 Hubbard St., Ludlow CORCORAN, DOROTHY M. 67 McCabe Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. CROWLEY, JUDETH A. 185 Ashley St., W. Springfield CULLEN, HELEN M. 283 Lexington St., Springfield DAURY, CAROL A. 24 Church St., Pittsfield DlFONZO, JANET B. Valley Rd., So. Barre DOOLING, ROSEMARY J. 10 Bertram Ave., So. Amboy, N. J. DOWD, KATHLEEN 323 No. Main St., Orange DRAGON, FRANCES L. 37 ! 2 Central St., Southbridge DUGGAN, VIRGINIA M. 34 Hazen St., Springfield FERRINDINO, MARIE C. 164 Pendleton Ave., Springfield FINN, JUDITH A. 44 Calumet Rd., Holyoke FITTS, MARY ELLEN 68 Dresser St., Southbridge FITZGERALD, JILL E. 243 Pearl St., Thompsonville, Conn. FLAHERTY, MARY E. 18 Burford Ave., W. Springfield FOGARTY, PATRICIA A. Ill Ridge St., Manchester, Conn. FRIEL, MAUREEN E. 52 Rowena St., Worcester GAVIGAN, GRACEANN M. 1866 Boulevard St., W. Hartford, Conn. GEL1NAS, JOAN A. 50 Theodore St., Chicopee Falls GELINAS, JOYCE M. 50 Theodore St., Chicopee Falls GILBOY, CAROL A. 13 School St., Holyoke GRADY, BARBARA A. 956 Amostown Rd., W. Springfield GRAVEL, MARIE J. 607 Chestnut St., Springfield GRIFFIN, CAROL M. 96 Russell Ave., Watertown HAYES, MARY M. 59 Summer St., Lee HAYLOR, LUCRETIA M. 59 Washington St., Newport, R. I. HYER, ANN R. 181 Sigauney St., Hartford, Conn. JOSEPH, DOROTHY M. 170 Porter Rd., E. Longmeadow JOSEPH, MADELINE A. 64 Milk St., Fitchburg JOY, CECELIA A. 3224 Sherman Ave., N. W., Washington 10, D. C. JULIAN, MARY J. 121 Hanford Ter., Springfield KASUBA, JEAN C. 197 Second St., Pittsfield KORYTOSKI, CAROL A. 62 Straw Ave., Florence LaDUKE, ANNE F. 25 Chateaugay St., Chicopee Falls LAVALLEE, LINDA I. 120 Rivers Ave., Willimansett LAVELLE, HELEN 40 Memorial Dr., Holyoke LIPSKI, Carol A. 3 Dewey St., Easthampton LUCAS, CORALIE A. 28 School St., Holyoke LUSSIER, ANITA M. 35 Bell St., Chicopee LYNCH, MARY J. 63 Gillette Circle, Springfield MACARY, MARSHA A. 36 Dixie Ave., Waterbury, Conn. MALLORY, MARY ELLEN 143 Kimberly Ave., Springfield MANNING, NANCY E. 167 Johnson St., Springfield MAYBURY, MARGARET C. 31 Redin Dr., East Longmeadow MESSIER, MAUREEN P. 179 State St., No. Adams MICHAUD, KATHLEEN V. 44 Silver St., Springfield MONTAGNA, IRENE L. 29 High Street., W. Springfield MORTELLITE, RITA ANN T. 204 Park St., Bristol, Conn. MORUZZI, THERESA P. 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COMPLIMENTS H and M CLEANERS RATELL FUNERAL H HOME Dial JE 6-6322 394 MAIN STREET NEAR HAMILTON MAIN STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. 184 WILLIAM F. S11LL1AAI AID I’D. IRON and METAL SCRAP Holyoke, Massachusetts GEORGE E. SULLIVAN WILLIAM F. SULLIVAN FRANK D. SULLIVAN NEW ENGLAND CHURCH SUPPLY RELIGIOUS ARTICLES — PRAYER BOOKS SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Telephone JE 6-6602 258 MAPLE STREET, Opp. Strand Theatre HOLYOKE, MASS. FAIRBANKS AUTO SCHOOL ROCKY ' S HARDWARE Established 1909 OLDEST SCHOOL in NEW ENGLAND Telephone RE 3-0458 20 DWIGHT STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 991 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments of RE 3-1413 SIEGEL FURNITURE STORE HYLAND ' S DRUG STORE Thos. J. Hyland, Reg. Phar. 600 CAREW STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 186 PITTSFIELD, MASS. Reliable Prescription Service McGLYNN O ' NEIL George O. McGlynn, Opt.D. John J. O’Neil, Opt.D. Established 1910 56 CANAL STREET . . . OPTOMETRISTS . . . Telephone RE 2-9514 Bookstore Building— 1383 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. HOLYOKE, MASS 187 THE T. P. SAMPSON CO. THE OLDEST CATHOLIC FUNERAL SERVICE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS 730 STATE STREET 500 BELMONT AVENUE 710 LIBERTY STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. C. J. SULLIVAN CO. HOUSE OF FLOWERS 422 NORTH STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. E. W. LARKIN CO CURRAN-JONES FUNERAL HOME SPRINGFIELD, MASS. WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS DREIKORN ' S BAKERY DENHOLMS DENHOLM McKAY CO. WHERE SMART WOMEN HAVE SHOPPED SINCE 1870 6R6AP AT as eesr! RICE KELLY, Inc. — GOOD FURNITURE — SALTMAN ' S SMART COLLEGE WEAR i Telephone 2-1574 285 NORTH STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. 4 t t 252 MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. DCF " PAFTY ELM HARDWARE, Inc. HARDWARE and PAINT SUPPLIES RENTAL EQUIPMENT West Springfield’s Home Owned Store 201 ELM STREET WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS. " AL " STROHMAN MUSIC SHOP Your Friendly Music Dealer INSTRUCTIONS — REPAIRS Special Rental Plan for Beginners Telephone RE 6-1335 372 WORTHINGTON STREET LEO J. S I M A R D, Jeweler 54 SUFFOLK STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. i LISIEUX SHOP OF INDIVIDUALITY HENDRICKS BROS. FAVORITE FOR FEMININE SHOPPING — SYLVANIA TELEVISION — u Telephone LI 3-1286 160 NORTH STREET 154 MAIN STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. Compliments of JAMES T. SHEEHAN PETER PAN BUS LINE Thos. E. Sheehan, Jr., Sales Rep. % REAL ESTATE — INSURANCE Telephone RE 2-3173 Phones: RE 4-8200-4-8209 — Eves.: RE 6-0079 144 BRIDGE STREET 1653 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. LANDEN-TRUE, Inc. Compliments of Quality Jewelers Since 1862 THE COLLINS PLUMBING CO. DIAMONDS — WATCHES — SILVER WARE { { { { 1390 MAIN STREET 130 RACE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. HOLYOKE, MASS. LUSTRE CRAFT Tom Madru FAMOUS STEEL COOKWARE 49 RIDGEWAY STREET WESTFIELD, MASS. 1C Vi - ‘ DORM F ' TY t c D r; - . esas!MR8l ■ LIGGETT-REXALL SUPER DRUG STORE .5 PHARMACISTS - {} - 1-11 190 41 NORTH STREET PITTSFIELD, MASS. Compliments of HAFEY FUNERAL SERVICE SERVING SPRINGFIELD and VICINITY 495 BELMONT AVENUE Interstate Bus Corporation DeLuxe Service To Providence Southbridge Springfield Worcester Pittsfield Albany and Points West Charter Our Buses Anywhere — Anytime — Any Size Office Phone: RE 9-2554 Terminal: 137 Bridge Street, Springfield Phone RE 9-3826 A. BOILARD SONS Incorporated PAINT HARDWARE LUMBER MASON SUPPLIES Phone LI 3-3385 476 OAK STREET INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. WE SPECIALIZE IN GOOD FOOD AND SELF-SERVICE AL’S LUNCH Featuring THE " CAMPUS LOUNGE 193 " THE HOUSE OF QUALITY " Since 1907 CURTAINS — BLANKETS HAND IRONING A SPECIALTY MOTH PR00E1NG— WEATHER PROOFING FUR CLEANING and STORAGE Dial RE 6-3616 We Own and Operate Our Own Plants Compliments of LYMAN LOCAL, No. 674 International Brotherhood of Paper Makers of WITNEY CO., Inc. Paul May, President HOLYOKE, MASS. Flowers for all occasions CERAGO ' S FLORIST 1158 MAIN STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Tel. RE 3-1810 We ' re Wise In the Ways OF WEDDINGS Why guess when you buy her diamond? Choose it with care and you ' ll both get the satisfaction that comes with knowing you have the best you ■ your money can buy. We ' ll explain the differ- ence in diamonds and PROVE how you can get BETTER value here. PRICED FROM $75 to $1200 Convenient Budget Terms Arranged. tjoAjald VVwhaJi Compliments of WEST SIDE PHARMACY 300 PLEASANT STREET WORCESTER, MASS. JEWELERS 38 VERNON ST. RE 3-4185 OPTICIANS J. G. HEIDNER SONS, Inc. WURLITZER PIANOS and ORGANS Hi-Fi Record Players and Long Playing Records Radio Phonographs and Records Holyoke’s Music Center Telephone JE 4-4955 290 MAPLE STREET, HOLYOKE, MASS. RALPH JILSON, Inc. — PRESCRIPTION OPTICIANS — A Stores at SPRINGFIELD, CHICOPEE FALLS and WESTOVER Compliments of THE HIGHLAND BARBER SHOP John Alaimo, Proprietor 915 STATE STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. FENTON ' S FLOWER SHOP 233 MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. Compliments of Manchester Wallpaper Paint Co. Denis E. Frechette, Prop. P THE LEARY SHOP LINGERIE — GIRDLES — BRAS — HOSIERY HOUSECOATS 231 MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. FOR FOOT HEALTH GMINOL FOOT POWDER " Used by ELM’S STUDENTS” At Leading Drug, Department and Shoe Stores Made by the BELMONT CO. DUNLOP FLORIST, Inc. Telephone LY 4-6677 CHICOPEE and CHICOPEE FALLS Compliments of MIKE SIANO ' S PIZZA HOUSE Specializing in ITALIAN PIZZAS and GRINDERS SPAGHETTI DINNERS CHICKEN and RAVIOU — Pizza to Take Out — 9 the jL pause rm that refreshes 8OTUI0 UNDt AUtMOeit. Of »Mf . OCA COlA ;OvfAN. ft. COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF SPRINGFIELD WILLIAM A. HURLEY, Ins. t RE 7-1489 18 VERNON STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. SEE US FOR YOUR WEDDING CAKE OR For Other Special Occasions ALLIED BAKING COMPANY CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS WENGER ' S BAKERY C-U — I Compliments of RHICARD PHARMACY 671 GRATTAN STREET ALDENVILLE, MASS. HENRY ' S JEWELRY STORE THE HOUSE THAT VALUES BUILT Telephone LY 3-1891 208 MAIN STREET INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. J. K. BOTTLING COMPANY — QUALITY BEVERAGES — Telephone 190 95 EAST STREET WARE, MASS. 610 CAREW STREET SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Congratulations to the GRADUATES FLEURY FUNERAL HOMES HOLYOKE and ALDENVILLE " AWAIT ING- hands reach our TO welcc YOU. BELOVED TOURMALINE M CRANE CO. PAPERM AKERS IN DALTON, MASS. SINCE 1801 100% Rag Papers for Letterheads — Social Stationery — Currency Securities — Carbon — Tracing REARDON ' S GARAGE Repairs on All Makes of Automobiles Gasoline, Oil, Tires and Accessories — Battery Service — Phones: JE 8-8185— JE 9-9068 1537 NORTHAMPTON STREET HOLYOKE, MASS. NAUGHTY PINE RESTAURANT 45 CABOT STREET CHICOPEE, MASS. KINNEY SERVICE STATION 1483 RIVERDALE ROAD WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASS. FRANK SZELA AUTO SCHOOL AUTOMATIC and STANDARD DUAL CONTROL CARS — 25 Years Experience — Call LY 2-0416 WE CALL YOU 206 CENTER STREET, CHICOPEE, MASS. BALAKIER ' S Compliments of WONDER BREAD AND HOSTESS CAKES Compliments of CHICOPEE AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION SPORTSWEAR LINGERIE COATS and SUITS DRESSES With the Young Look 1502 MAIN STREET 203 SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Compliments X ' SgStmlk ®5$ » v P% y iT ■ of ijiii M? . i J. G. ROY LUMBER COMPANY W jL j B ■ -a • , i »- " - l ™ ' IJ r‘ - Jsf7 MMSm Wm • GLENWOOD SERVICE STATION A Bex Wishes to CLASS OF 1957 CORNER SPRINGFIELD and From HAMBURG STREETS RUSSET POTATO CHIP CO. FERRIS CENTER NOONAN ' S DEPARTMENT STORE OIL COMPANY — : : : — T £L and RANGE OIL 54 CENTER STREET, CHICOPEE, MASS. Paints, Wallpapers and Appliances g RMUig fjm if- “ hk Wa£ HiMB iffc Telephone RE 7-4311 ■ iL Ik 229 KING STREET (Corner Eastern Avenue) i jf SPRINGFIELD, MASS. IjESK Wi o h r x g R VHhIl l k W lkt H-- it JEf Best Wishes to the GRADUATING CLASS from The Honorable Walter M- Qrocki Mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts 205 UNITED PLUMBING With Compliments SUPPLY, Inc. of WHOLESALE HEATING and PLUMBING SUPPLY LANDERS ' GLENWOOD PHARMACY Telephone RE 9-3811 —sfO- 210 HICKORY STREET 435 SPRINGFIELD STREET SPRINGFIELD 9, MASS. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. SCHERMERHORN Compliments FISH MARKETS, Inc. of LARGEST SEAFOOD DEALERS Lj In WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS j DING HO RESTAURANT 13 STOCKBR1DGE STREET { { { { 510 ARMORY STREET 73 SUMNER AVENUE 47 FERRY STREET, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 1 ' ■ " r W v o © A Xl: 208 SUCCESS CHARLES C. KENNEDY POST, No. 275 The American Legion, Inc. 77 EAST STREET CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. Compliments MING CHU RESTAURANT MR. JOSEPH C. ZAHAR NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO SUMNER AVENUE Compliments of WARE SHOE CO. RAY S SUPER MARKET AND RAY S CLOTHING STORE WARE, MASS. 209 k Compliments of DANIEL O’CONNELL’S SONS INCORPORATED HOLYOKE, MASS. 210 KOSIOREK FLORIST CHICOPEE, MASS 500 FRONT STREET Warmest Congratulation to the CLASS OF 1957 A FRIEND Compliments of WALL-STREETER SHOE COMPANY NORTH ADAMS, MASS. Manufacturers of WALL-STREETER Foot Pals O e I mm J ££ HARK ' . T ME MSRALD A! GELS SING

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