Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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I' I 1 X N 5 X A Dean Randall has a strong, clean way of doing things - a ready smile, a patient generosity, And a sincere love of the simple and earthy Knowing him as a teacher and man, we were fortunate, Knowing him as class sponsor, we were especially favored. We are the better for it. The Class of 1938 ' a E .Pl In Memoriam Wfilliam Donovan Somewhere He must need the young souls and the brave. In His Far Land there must be works of Love, And courage, and sweet relief of human pain + That must demand the untried steel of youth. A Noble Project must be there that wants the clean high fire of those who leave us soon. lHHll IH EHNllNlS COLLEGE Administration Faculty Seniors URGANIZATIONS Societies Boards ACTIVITIES Student Government Clubs College Life ATHLETICS Men's Sports All Sports Women's Sports CLASS HISTORY 5 ,,.. r-' X, :I Sw. Kung I2 I 1 i w 1 HHMINISIHHHHN Dr. Charles M. Herlihy Dean Gertrude E. Bradt V Dean Willis B. Anthony N , w 4 I N fi I E 1 I s 4 i 4 W 1 1 I Fu -1 I N 'l I Y X 1 Y I A 0 Mary McConnell Clinton Carpenter 1- , I ! Ralph Weston 1-4 Miriam Eldridge Helen O'H0ro ames Hammond 5.47 Eugene Sullivan Marion Webster Bcllc Nixon C. Blair MacLean oseph Healy Cornelius Donoghue I fv 41 N r ' 1 1 SENIHHS Q I I I. I I I I 1 I I I I I Everett Acel McDonald funior High Educalion Versatile, tactful, and modest about his achievements as president of the class of '38, Mac truly represents every one of his classmates. He is the one person we have seen who is always wide awake, which no doubt ac- counts for his fine executive ability and high scholastic standing. A gentle- man of parts, whose proven talents are too numerous to mention here, he is always busy - but never too busy to lend a sympathetic ear to one of his less-gifted schoolmates. We wager that he'll be worth a million before he's forty. Class President 2 3 4 Men's Athletic Board Treasurer 2 3 4 Men's Student Association Council 2 3 4 Mohawk Club 2 3 4 Saxifrage Business Manager 4 Varsity Soccer 1 2 3 4 Captain 2 3 Coach 4 Extra Curricula Revision 4 New York Delegate 4 Dorothy Mary Dolan junior High Education From the tips of her shining slippers to the top of her well-groomed head Dot looks like an illustration from Delineaior. But Dot is more than another nice-looking girlg she has grit, perseverance and an outstanding ability when it comes to getting things done. The activities of the class of '38 have been the more successful because of her deft touch, and more than one organization has been favored by her ex-officio guidance. An outdoor girl, a perfect secretary, in years to come Dot should go Dale Carnegie one better. Class Vice President 2 3 4 XVomen's Athletic Board Representative 1 Vice President 2 Basketball 1 2 4 Hockey l 2 4 Softball 1 2 Volleyball 1 2 4 Soccer 1 3 Vincent Joseph Glennon Elemenlary Education Vincent has the crisp, assured air of an economist. His double-breasted suits complete the illusion, which really isn't an illusion when you consider that he has been handling the class finances with the acumen of a Stuart Chase for the past two years. His ability to balance books has a carry over in that Vinnie is a master of balancing himself between work and play. An ardent Art Club curtain puller, a getter of dance bands, he will no doubt now use efficiency in pulling the country out of its present recession. Class Treasurer 5 4 Men's Student Association Treasurer 4 DramaticClub 2 5 4 Mohawk Club 5 4 Ruth Elizabeth Marcy Elemcnlary Edunzlinu Ruth has literally painted her way through F. T. C. and we're not thinking of Edna Xwallace Hopper. Her deft and hurrying brush has brought true artistry to more than one set of dance decorations, blazoned more than one poster, and made more than one year-book a thing of beauty. XVe fancy that the life of a school-marm is not for Ruth, and that james Montgomery Flagg had better start practicing nights. Good luck, Ruth. Class Secretary l Z 5 4 Art Club l 2 5 4 Vice-President 1 President 3 Donald Fredric Lytle lllllillf High Educafinu A gentleman and scholar of the old school is Don Lytleg yet he con- trives to supplement his scholarly mien with a gay air of hon camaraderie. His keen mind has blazed a new trail through the halls of F. T. C.: not only in classroom work, but in extra-curricula activities- notably as editor of The Stick and this year's Saxifrage. Lover of cultural pursuits and born to teach, we predict he'll continue to be a Don. but probably at Harvard, Columbia, or Balliol. The Saxifrage Editor-in-Chief 4 The Stick Associate Editor 2 Editor-in-Chief 3 Delegate: Columbia Press Conference 5 Gavelecr Society 3 4 Dramatic Club 3 4 Debating Club 2 5 Glee Club 2 gs: Stanley Albert Andersen Practical Arls Eduratimz Andy has a strong jaw, and it is backed up by a strong will and a line independent spirit. He is not the least bit pugnacious, however, and is more the type of a fellow you would find toasting his slippers before the fireplace with a good briar between his teeth. Andy should go places - he makes friends, and keeps them. Glee Club 1 2 5 4 Treasurer 5 lfpsilon Pi Tau 3 4 Gaveleer Society 5 4 Intramural Board Director 4 Joseph Warren Anderson Practical Arls Education J. Warren has made it plain to us that grinning from ear to ear is more than a figure of speech. He can smile a mile and has boundless good nature to back it up. Understanding and sympathetic, no doubt his experience as rubber-downer for sports has done much to polish his fine fireside manner. You will get along in the brave new world, Warren. Sports Trainer 2 3 4 Palmer Hall President Association 4 Mohawk Club 5 4 Extra Curricula Revision 4 New York Delegate 4 Henry Howard Baker Pnzrlinzl Arty Edllftlfillll They used to tell us that the United States Army builds men - now we believe it. Henry has been with us only a short time, but already we respect his quiet, precise way of doing things. You need not worry, Henry, look what Alexander did with no more than you have. Frank Bennett fuuior High Education You are new to us, Frank, but from what we have seen of you we wish you had been with us longer. We know this: You are a whiz at skiing, an excellent hockey player, a fine administrator of intelligence tests, a savant of rural school education, and a gentleman withal. Varsity Soccer 4 in-US Marion Burwick 'Iuuior High Educaliwz Although Marion's flying feet have worn a deep track around the base- ball diamond, at other times she seems to have learned the secret of a long and happy life. "Don't hurry or worry" is her motto. Her athletic ability has won our respectg her pleasing disposition has won our lasting affection. XY'omen's Athletic Board Captain of Basketball 1 Head of Baseball 2 Coach of Basketball 4 Basketball 1 2 3 4 Hockey l Z 5 4 Softball 1 2 5 4 Soccer 1 2 5 Volleyball 1 Z 3 4 Eb' Edward Day Busby Practical Arts Education Buzz - one of the best proctors Palmer Hall ever had - first won our admiration with his ability to balance himself on a wash bowl with a copy of Van I.oon's The Arts in one hand and a cigarette in the other. Seriously, we like him for his courage, loyalty and fine even temper. Men's Student Association Secretary 5 President 4 Palmer Hall Association Secretary 2 Palmer Hall Proctor 4 Gaveleer Society 4 Intramural Board 5 4 Tennis Manager 3 Extra-curricula Revision 4 Men's Athletic Board Secretary 4 Mary Lucile Clark junior High Education Wfe have gradually come to know Mary as one of the finest students in our class. A plugger, she has thrown herself wholeheartedly into the varied activities of the school, and in each has been a noteworthy success. An unu- sually healthy combination of serious application and gay sociability has made Mary lovely to look at and delightful to know. Day Girls' Association Council 1 4 Treasurer 2 XY',0Il1CI'l'S Athletic Board Captain of Orange Team 2 Glee Club 1 2 3 4 Secretary 2 President 3 Assembly Committee 5 4 Chairman of Senior XY'eek 4 Hockey 2 5 Basketball 2 Volleyball l Z 5 4 Soccer 1 5 Nellie Ruth Clark Elementary Eduration It took three years to really get acquainted with Nellie, but knowing her now makes us wish we had known her sooner. She appears very quiet, but her laugh re-echoes constantly through the dormitory. When there is any extra work to be done, Nell is ever willing to lend a helping hand, always ready to do more than her share. Her cheerful attitude toward all her work has won our lasting affection. R' Emille john Comeau Practiral Arts liducaliou Everything about Emilie is determined. He has a determined walk and a determined chin and a forceful way of looking through his brown eyes. He has worked with determination as a Boy Scout leader, and in the same manner with his candid camera. If determination is any criterion, it should determine Emille's career. Palmer Hall Social Chairman 5 4 The Stick Sports liditor 3 Mohawk Club 5 4 Dorothy Marie Coukis Elementary Education Dot is one of those little people who often get lost in the crowd, but who is remembered when the crowd is gone. Her quiet, sincere persever- ance made her one of the two girls in our class to join the Dramatic Club. Dot was usually found after classes on her way to or from Mr. Anthony's. Cheerful and cute, that's Dot. Dramatic Club Z 3 4 Glee Club 1 2 5 4 4 4 1 K. , gr' Ann Bernadette Curry Ijlenlwllarj' Edlluzfirnz Gifted in music - dark, personable and intelligent - Ann would make a welcome addition to any class. Her searching mind has made more than one member of the faculty perspire for his bread and butter. She has made a reputation for herself in her short stay at F. T. C. with her ability to throw in a poser just when things seemed to be at a standstill. XVe are happy that Ann chose to get her degree with the class of '38, Glue Club 4 U Lucille Lorraine Dolliver Elelllelllfzry Edllmtimz Lucille came a long way from Maine to join us, vie hope she has enjoyed us as much as we have her. Lu is an interesting conxersauonalisr and is skilled in repartee of the Day Girls' Room variets Her hobbies are reading, going to the movies and catching trains. Wfe shall alxx axs remem ber her affable teaching manner. Glee Club 6+ 16'-7 XVOrsley Fardy Pmctiml Arty Edllfdfillll All the way from turkey-raising to typography is the range of this lad's versatility. Pink-checked, well-muscled. Wforz is a picture of geniality, which trait he displayed to perfection as host at the turkey suppers. Re- memher the "Boom-Boom" Freshman days, XVOrsley, or shall we skip it? Typographical Club 2 5 4 Secretary 5 Varsity Soccer 5 4 Alice Mae Feehan Elementary Eduration Alice is very serious on the surface, but she is an all-'round good sport who gets fun from every situation. Al goes in wholeheartedly for every- thing she undertakes from studies to sports. For recreation she turns to the great outdoors, hiking and patronizing Youth Hostels. Captain of Bowling 4 cm gg' Clifford Feindel Pr'arliz'al Arts Edurafiou "Li'l Cliffyu in person is a printer first, last and always. Besides keep- ing the state and college well-supplied with reading matter, the boy from Methuen has found time to be a member in good standing of the Gaveleer Society and the life-blood of the Typographical Club. We predict plenty of "scoops" when you start going to press in june, "Cliffy." Typographical Club 1 Z 5 4 Vice-President 5 President 4 Gavelcer Society 3 4 99"-.., Amelia Viola Gallucci junior High Education Amelia's height is no indication of her true stature. Unassuming, though capable, and possessed of a keen mind, she has a most charming manner. Always the good listener, her poise and self-assurance never fail. We are sure that the future will bring success to our friend and classmate, Amelia. Glee Club 1 2 Art Club 4 Mary Eleanor Gargulinski Elementary Education Mary is one of the few fortunate people having a well-defined philos- ophy. With her air of carefree insouciance, she is always amiable and easy- going. Mary has the ability to do well at everything she tries, be it ice skating, playing the accordion or pitching horseshoes. Matthew Francis Godek Elementary Education Matthew's hard-hitting, line-bucking quality, which has made him one of our athletic immortals, has served him well in all other activities. His flashing legs and muscular arms have turned more than one mediocre con- test into an epic. Aside from actual participation, Matty has done yeoman work in putting our sports schedule on a college basis. His scholastic and extra-curricula competence make him a fine catch for any school systemg if not, the Green Bay Packers can always use a good man. 2 5 Gaveleer Society 4 President 4 Men's Athletic Board 3 4 Vice-President 3 Varsity Hockey 1 2 3 Captain 3 Varsity Soccer 1 2 5 4 Varsity Baseball 1 Varsity Tennis 3 Varsity Basketball 1 'F-P-' ,A I X Paul Bernard Goodwin Pracliral Arts Education A thorough scholar, an aggressive class and club leader, Paul is a man to watch in the years that are coming. His training record was such as to inspire heroic verse, but do not ever remind Paul of one entitled "The Lohstermanf' Keep it up, Paul. Wfe like it. Epsilon Pi Tau 5 4 President 4 Gaveleer Society 2 5 4 Secretary 5 Class President 1 X xl Dorothy Virginia Gould Elementary Education Virginia's reserve and quiet dignity make her a person hard to under- stand, yet to her friends she displays a fund of humor and common sense that make her well worth knowing. With friends she will discuss history, or her collection of famous author's pictures. A-,.... 'Cf' y! S Mary Josephine Hamer Elenleufary Educaliozz A transfer from XVorcester, Mary soon became one of our highest ranking students. Yet she had plenty of time for social activities. Mary was always a model of what the well-dressed woman should wear. This, combined with her natural dignity, and her ability to be informally funny, has placed her delightful company at a premium. Day Girls' Association Council 5 Vice President 4 2. Mary Agnes Hanifan junior High Education Mary is one of the hardest-working members of our class. Gifted with an inordinate power of concentration, she has been able to achieve much, not only in the classroom, but also on the athletic field. Though considered unduly serious, Mary has won many friendsg and sincere and personable as she is, she deserves each and every one. XX'omen's Athletic Board 5 4 Softball Captain 2 Head of Volleyball 3 Treasurer 4 Hockey 2 3 Volleyball 2 5 4 Softball 1 2 5 4 Soccer 5 Basketball 2 3 Glee Club 1 2 x, X A KP,- - US. . , s 1 . ,a A 8 X Edwin Sigurd Hedin Pradical Arty Ellllfllfillfl Sigi has the strong, quiet appearance of a glacier, but we have reason to believe that it is backed by sound intelligence. We have learned to ad- mire his unostentatious manner of tackling difficult assignments- and of accomplishing them. Do not worry about this gentlemang he's just not telling us all he knows. CQollegeOrcbestra 2 5 4 'I'ypograpl1icalClub .2 5 4 Mary Elizabeth Hoffman Elementary Education A ruddy glow in her cheeks, and a spring in her walk, mark Mary immediately as an athlete. A glance at Mary's record shows that'she has participated in every sport on the program. On each team she has been an indispensable bulwark of defense and offense. Now that Babe Didrickson has turned pro golfer, Mary, why not step into the breach? Women's Athletic Board 4 Basketball 2 Hockey 1 Volleyball 2 3 Soccer 3 U Ann Catherine Hyland Elemenlary Education Ann could well be called the "originator of ideas." If one hears of a new idea of any sort, the chances are that it originated in Ann's mind. The Christmas and Thanksgiving assemblies bear witness to her artistic ability. Ann is an artist, a pacifist, a Left-Winger of Left-Wingers, and above all an interesting, loyal friend. Miller Hall Association Council 4 Art Club 1 2 3 4 Secretary 3 President 4 john Milton jeffrey Practical Arts Education Dashing is the word for jeff. What a figure he would have Cut with a bright blade, a plumed hat, and a horse in the days of good King john! Even without the aforementioned, jeff has made his mark at F. T. C. An all sport man, a class leader and no mean trumpeter, it's safe to say that Jeff will fare well in the big game. Mohawk Club 2 3 4 President 4 Men's Student Association Vice-President 3 Palmer Hall Association Vice-President 3 Varsity Basketball 1 2 3 4 Varsity Baseball 1 2 3 4 Captain 2 Coach 4 ,rs Qs. init A George William King Practical Arts Eduralion If pedagogy ever loses its charm for "Kingy," he can take to modeling Arrow shirts any day. If he were a bit taller, he would be a ringer for a matinee idol of ours in years gone by - Francis X. Bushman. Kitty must have noticed this also, and Kitty is not too tall. Nfohawk Club 2 3 4 Treasurer 3 Vice-President 4 The Stick 2 4 Men's Athletic Board 3 I Claude Dolge Lacouture Practical Arts Education Big, tall, rangy, with a stride like a wild stallion, Lac has made T. C. track team an aggregation to be feared. There is a great deal of mystery about him with his sport ties and dark clothes, but we'll wager that stride will take him places out in the field also. Men's Athletic Board 3 4 President 4 Track Team 2 3 4 Mohawk Club 5 4 Treasurer 4 Glee Club 1 2 3 4 Dramatic Club 4 If t U' Charlotte Louise Laird Elementary Education A smooth dancer, a serious, yet affable student, Charlotte is one of our more solid citizens. Keenly interested in school affairs, as well as in affairs an nzonde. she is always ready for an intelligent discussion. Her back- ground of classical literature makes her a welcome participant in any cor- ridor seminar. Khin Bradley Leonard funior High Education Brad personifies all that is good in scholarship with few of its faults. We are proud of his keen perceptive powers and sensitive appreciation of the finer things in literature and music. Our college needs more students of his caliber. If he would develop his social side, few could surpass him in accomplishment. The Stick 5 4 Feature Editor 4 Men's Student Association Council 3 4 Debating Club 1 2 3 Eva Johnson Leonard Elementary Edurafion Eva has supplemented her knowledge of the text with the fruits of omnivorous reading - the mark of a true scholar. For that and her never failing reserve of good humor she has won sincere admiration. Eva has shown herself an opponent to be feared in debate, as her vast fund of knowledge is coupled with an ability to express herself clearly and concisely. Debating 1 2 Florence Amine Lovell Elementary Education There's something Wagnerian about Flog as a matter of fact, she puts us in mind of Brunnhilde, the Haxen-haired heroine of Die Valkure. She made an excellent grade in scholarship, also in athletics. As head of swim- ming, she showed her classmates how it should be done. She demonstrated to more than one of her contemporaries how to dance. We think we'll hear more of you, Flo. Cheerio. Saxifrage Feature Editor 4 Women's Athletic Board Head of Swimming 3 Captain Black Team 4 Hockey 1 2 3 4 Basketball 1 2 4 Softball 2 3 4 Soccer 1 3 Volleyball 1 2 3 4 an Helen Eileen Mahoney Eliffzlellffzrzy Scctiwl Helen has worked admirably in the last four years, whether at making debate rebuttals or dispensing class rings. Those in the Debating Club were well aware of her hrm guiding hand. Industrious and whole-hearted in every undertaking, Helen has made more than one of her classmates spend extra time in the library. Debating Club 3 4 Secretary 4 Cilee Club l Z 5 4 Basketball I .2 Hockey 1 Softball I 2 4 Volleyball 1 June Mary Maroni Elementary Education Lighthearted and jovial, June is as true a companion as anyone might desire. Her bizarre witticisms have enlivened many a social occasion. Her friendliness has made her a welcome player in the many sports in which she has participated. Her favorites are bowling and softball. XY'e predict that June's sharp wit may some day make her a serious contender for the spot- light of Fannie Brice's Baby Snooks. VC'omen's Athletic Board Miller Hall Association 3 Head of Softball 4 james Hervey Miller Elementary Education When David Gamut put his shirt on backward, they called it an idio- syncrasy, Squeak's bubble-blowing habit fits better, perhaps, under the heading of natural phenomena. He is a naturalist of a sort, with a prize collection of tropical fish, and an inordinate love of the guppie family. Aside from this, Squeak's avocation is Shakespeare, whom he can quote at length. This wiry lad, with wiry hair, had a chance to beat us to the sheep- skin but gave it up to teach school, rurally, in Ashburnham. We won't forget Squeak in a hurry. Art Club 3 Varsity Soccer 1 2 Debating 1 2 3 fl Charles Henry Minnich junior High Education Although he loves to play the part of a buffoon, Charlie has a driving power that is bound to get him places. An ace soccer player and junior High School Coach, he shows a scholarly side in his relentless scouring of the woods and fields about Fitchburg in search of bugs for his entomologi- cal collection. He has one other talent which we perhaps should not men- tion here - women. Mohawk Club 3 4 Varsity Soccer 2 3 4 ff 1 in M Marguerite Arlene Mologhan Elemeuiary Eduralion Despite her resemblance to a well-known movie actress, Mol is one of our finest girls. Somehow she typifies the spirit of America with her de- mocracy, exuberance and gay good humor. A ready friendliness and a sincere interest in the other fellow's welfare have made her one of the truly popular members of the class. These qualities, combined with good schol- arship and athletic ability, should bring the superintendents a-flocking. We'll bet your mother came from Ireland, Mol. Wi'omen's Athletic Board 3 4 Secretary 3 Head of Volleyball 4 Hockey 1 2 3 Soccer 1 5 Basketball 1 2 Volleyball 1 Z 3 4 Softball 2 5 4 Frances Mary Moriarty junior High Education Small and dark, Fran demonstrates her introspective side in her love of fine music. She has shown remarkable ability with a number of stringed instruments, recognition of which has put her at the head of the orchestra for the past two years. A highlight of her successful career was her bril- liant conducting of Von Suppe's Poet and Peasant Overture. College Orchestra 1 2 3 4 President 3 4 Debating Club 2 5 Secretary 5 Q QQ'-5, Q s Leonard Rudolph Nisula Elementary Education A visionary dazzled by his dream, Nis' main interest in life is the study of human nature in all its manifestations from the intricacies of the perfect diet to the ins and outs of mental hygiene. Aside from his more profound qualities, he has shown a Barnum-like ability to organize assembly pro- grams and uncover provoking features for the Stick. In training he had the whole town talking. His keenly analitical mind has been appreciated in college debates and has set new standards in organization. Debating Club 1 2 3 Vice-President 1 Treasurer 3 Saxifrage Writeup Editor 4 Assembly Committee 3 4 Stick Reporter 5 4 Glcc Club 1 2 A A H A1 iv., fa tj if ,su 1 1 Htgil A J , 1 . 3 85 Qi1QX':1ffjQs6 'Z . gl ' Xgiewsg, Q . V 25 .15 , Z. W ,f Q F--4 ,.. 1 L 1 fe ' 'Q , 4 1 ' ' N 4 X Andrew Peter Owens Practical Arts Education Out of the welter of Andys fgood men all of themj emerges Andy Owens: suave, pleasant, the perfect gentleman - the one among us who can don white tie and tails without looking like something from Ten N i glots in A Barroom. His strong and single-purposed character have brought him admirable success with the Stick and Track, and should do the same for him in life. The Stick 2 3 4 Associate Editor 3 Editor-in-Chief 4 Mohawk Club 2 3 4 Varsity Track 2 3 Co-captain 3 fi-fc .. +I , Adah Rosamond Parker junior High Education Adah's willingness to assume and shoulder responsibility is deeply ap- preciated. Alert in mind and sincere in manner, she exerts a definite influ- ence on all those with whom she comes in contact. Because of her ability to organize, Adah has found time to be a successful student, athlete, actress, and president of the D. G. A. XVomen's Athletic Board Head of Hiking 3 Day Girl's Association President 3 Slick News Editor 2 Basketball 2 3 4 Hockey 2 3 4 Soccer 2 3 Volleyball 2 3 4 Softball 2 3 4 E- Helen Paul junior High Education Petite, energetic and decorous are three little words, for little Helen Paul. She has been a vital force in numerous college activities, especially in the Glee Club. Her own quiet example has done much to keep the library orderly, while her charm and graciousness of manner mark her as a true daughter of Aphrodite. Glee Club 1 2 3 4 Secretary 3 Vice-President 4 Library Committee 1 2 3 4 Day Girls' Association Secretary 3 Volleyball 1 2 3 Z' Bernhard Arthur Roth funior High Education Brilliant in extemporaneous speech, Bernie's mercurial wit and wisdom make him ideal as a toastmaster and chairman. Gifted in dramatics, Bern- hard has won a permanent place in our actors' hall of fame. We venture to predict that Bernie will be one of our next great actor-producers. Saxifrage Associate Editor 4 Gaveleer Society 2 3 4 Dramatic Club 1 2 4 Treasurer 2 The Stick 2 3 Francis Xavier Rudenauer Practical Arts Education "My Boy Rudy" is no longer the quiet, reserved youth we knew four years ago. More and more of recent date the company nightly assembled at the Spa has been convulsed by his keen natural wit. He's versatile, too - member of the radio operators' league and "house-boy" at Palmer Hall. Experience in the latter function should give him a corner on the marital market. Don't look now, but some people call him "little chipmunk." Athletic Trainer 1 2 3 Dramatic Club 2 3 4 Gaveleer Society 5 4 Leonard joseph Savignano Elementary Education Short, dark and quiet, Sav can on occasion display the pugnacity of a terrier. We'll never forget his battle of the century on center ice with the giant left wing from the woods. Sav travels widely, especially in Miss Webster's geography classes. He is a charter member of the Monday Nite Dance Club. From the affection in which his sixth-graders held him, we think we know teaching material when we see it. Atta boy, Sav. Gaveleer Society 3 4 Dramatic Club 3 4 Treasurer 4 Varsity Hockey 2 3 Ernest Joseph Savoy Elementary Education Immortalizer of Alouetta, glee club leader, ace trackman, arm-chair philosopher and the life of any party, Sav's character is almost Shakespe- rean. Through glasses that lend him a bilbiophilic air, he looks at the human comedy with an unusual tolerance. Those who know Sav look be- hind his Puckish ways and find a truly serious student, lover of good music, and jolly good fellow withal. He should climb any Olympus with such a dazzling array of talents. Gaveleer Society 2 3 4 Vice-President 4 Glee Club 1 2 3 4 President 4 Dramatic Club 2 3 4 Secretary 3 Varsity Hocke 1 2 3 Y Varsity Track 2 3 Stannard Burbank Sylvia Practical Arts Education Stan is one of our family men - and a good one, too. Always pleasant with a smile lurking in his dark eyes, he is one of the best-liked members of our class. That he is generous with his V-8 many a Boston-bound student will testify. One thing more: Stan has accomplished the purpose for which he came to school. Epsilon Pi Tau 3 4 Gaveleers 4 K , X., Carolyn Tuttle Elementary Education Carolyn looms large on the musical horizon of F. T. C. In her training period, strangely enough, the children called her Miss Eldridge. This com- pliment was extended when Carolyn took over college music classes during the illness of our music supervisor. We respect your knowledge of music, Carrie - your honest, straightforward manner of going about everything you do. Paul Kenneth Waring Practical Arts Education Paul is our outstanding example of what exposure to Esquire can do for a man. Tweeds-a pipe-pork pie hat at just the jaunty angle- Paul might have stepped out of the page opposite Petty's four dimensioned soccer his fortes. girl. And to make the picture complete, he's an athlete - hockey and Mohawk Club 2 3 4 Typographical Club 1 2 3 4 Vice-President 4 The Stick 2 5 Dramatic Club 4 Allie WariS Elementary Education Perhaps it's the lilt in Ailie's name that explains her love of dancingg or it may be something more. At any rate, she's made a name for herself with the swains of the locality, both as an able partner on the dance floor, and as a jolly good companion anywhere, anytime. We were amused at your concern with the point system, Ailie, but believe us, that Indian unit was a knockout. The Saxifrage W'omen's Sports Editor 4 XWomen's Athletic Board Representative 3 4 Glee Club 1 2 3 Basketball 1 2 Hockey 1 2 3 Soccer 1 3 Volleyball 1 2 5 4 Softball 3 4 8, :G Doris Gertrude Wiley Elementary Education Dot looks serious, but it's only a dodge. If she seems to stare at you, it merely means that she is preparing to sketch you. She sketches anyone - especially Todd lecturers. In her favorite sport, bowling, she was high scorer in her sophomore year. While the rest of us in the tap class labored for rhythm, she danced her way into the front row. Dot was modest about it, as always. Glee Club 1 3 Kalervo Kansaniva junior High Education Although he has taken active interest in sports, Kal excels chiefly in dramatics. As the juvenile in The Late Christopher Bean, as the minister in The Importance of Being Earnest, and as Henry in Kind Lady, he re- ceived well-merited acclaim from the school and the community. You are in danger though, Kal, Robert Taylor is getting old, and they may need another .... Class Treasurer 1 2 Dramatic Club 1 2 3 4 Secretary 2 Vice-President 3 President 4 Gaveleer Society 2 3 4 Soccer 3 Baseball 3 1 X 'rf 'A 41 -', NIIHI I , ff -xx ',,-T74-xy. N... E N SHEIHHS Epsilon Pi Tau Paul Goodwin, President Stannard Sylvia, Vice-President and Treasurer Stanley Andersen, Secretary goo james Baker Henry Lambert Joseph Cutler john Mitchell james Hammond john Matyosaitis C. Blair MacLean, FdCIllfySP071S0f The Epsilon Chapter of EPSILON PI TAU, the National Honorary- Professional fraternity in Industrial Arts and Vocational-Industrial Edu- cation, was granted a charter by the National Policies Board of EPSILON PI TAU, June 25, 1932. Ideals of EPSILON Pl TAU To recognize the place of Skill in Industrial Arts and Vocational Industrial Education. To promote "Social Proficiency." To foster, publish and reward the results of research in the fields of its interests. This year the chapter welcomed five members of the junior Practical Arts Division into its fraternity. A At the National Conference in Atlantic City, Fitchburg Teachers Col- lege won high honors when President Paul B. Goodwin participated in the National Initiation and Sponsor C. Blair MacLean received the Laureate membership award. Gaveleer Society Matthew Godek, President Ernest Savoy, Vice-President joseph Cutler, Treasurer James Baker, Secretary Stanley Andersen Alf Braconier Edward Busby Herbert Downs Clifford Feindel Aubrey Hastings Howard Hill Kalervo Kansaniva Henry Lambert Donald Lytle John Matyosaitis john Mitchell Thornton Pettee Bernhard Roth Francis Rudenauer Leonard Savignano Paul Goodwin Sargent Stanley Stannard Sylvia Alfred Turner C. Blair MacLean, Faculty Sllmrzsor claw 9 1 i...... Dom and Matty if ' 14. 10. 'f ' 6' f. ' 4 1 , - '.gff5'2gf' ,, ,. f ,WJ " -iv VA, -'mf Q - Q.. , :W f T . , 1, , '-:Q-251:-4-:asv .:a"fwf, ,.f:- lg -, 5 ' 7 , 4 .w i , H V J' v 3 - -ff' :QQ The gavel falls each rolling year, And they must say farewellg But for each loyal Gaveleer This does not break the spell. Of friendships sweet and gentle ties, There is no parting passg But ever upward swell the cries: "Amid Usque ad Aras." Bernhard A. Roth Mohawk Club Milton Jeffrey, President George King, Vice-President Claude Lacouture, Treasurer Paul Haire, Secrelary Vincent Glennon, Alumni Secretary 4 A... -2 I , I l 1938 1939 joseph Anderson Chester Bercume Emille Comeau Raymond Creamer Vincent Glennon joseph Daniels George King john Gearan Claude Lacouture john Guilfoil Everett McDonald Paul Haire Charles Minnich Lawrence Houle Andrew Owens Harry Moore Paul Waring Leonard Murphy Edward O'Sheasy 1940 Harry O'Connell Henry Kosciusko William Donovan john Loiko Wfalter Harrod Thomas Sweeney Walter Vorse Soangetaha The Mohawk Society bases its claim for a large and loyal membership on a program of sound and sincere good fellowship. The pipe of peace passed about at the tribal gatherings is significant of the strong bonds which bind one Mohawk to another- from which the alumni find no desire to escape. The organization may proudly and honestly boast that, since its intro- duction in 1924, it has made many worthwhile and lasting contributions to the college life. From its ranks have come many leaders in collegiate im- provement. It may well look forward to a long and useful existence. X HHHHHS T e Saxifrage Donald Lytle, Editor-in-Chief Bernhard Roth, Associate Editor Everett McDonald, Business Manager Paul Waring Florence Lovell Advertising Features Ruth Marcy Joseph Anderson Art Photography Helen Paul Leonard Nisula Organizations W'riteups Matthew Godek Ailie Waris Sports COAUUITTEES Business Uvriteups Stanley Andersen Bernhard Roth Marion Burwick Eva Leonard Dorothy Dolan Paul Goodwin Men's Student Council Edward Busby, President Aubrey Hastings, Vice-President Vincent Glennon, Treasurer Harry O'Connell, Secretary lilo! 4 ala C y-.w-...tn W, M , ,, Y , A-At - - Senior Representatives Sophomore Representatives Emille Comeau john English Vincent Glennon Frank Houghton Matthew Godek Clifton Hulbert Bradley Leonard Raymond Lowe Everett McDonald Benjamin Mason Andrew Owens john Murphy junior Representatives Freshman Re presentatires Eugene Ciavola Gilbert Berry joseph Daniels Stuart Clemmer Aubrey Hastings Aldrich Cousen Paul Martilla Kenneth O'Neil Harry O'Connell Ralph Pearson Thomas Sweeney Gilbert Whitney Men's Athletic Board Ili Claude Lacouture, President Edward 0'Sheasy, Vice-President Everett McDonald, Treasurer Edward Busby, Secretary -L joseph Anderson Raymond Boyce Raymond Creamer joseph Daniels John Gearan Leo Gettzus Matthew Godek john Guilfoil Milton jeffrey Frank Luokkala Paul Martilla Parker Matthews Harry Moore Rowe Nevin Andrew Cwens Thomas Passios Thornton Pettee Paul XVaring Women's Athletic Board Elinore Scully, President Helen Whitcomb, Vice-President Mary Hanifan, Treasurer Eileen Sheehan, Secretary HEADS OE SPORTS Barbara Baldwin, Basketball Geraldine Lyons, Soccer Mary Disken, Tennis June Maroni, Softball Mary Hoffman, Swinznzing Eleanor McCarthy, Bowling Ruth Hughes, Hockey Arline Mologhan, Volleyball Elizabeth O'Connor, Hiking CLASS REPRESENTATIVES Ailie W'aris, Senior Representative Margaret Burke, junior Representative Frances McCarthy, Sophomore Representative Eileen Connelly, Fresbman Representative The Stick Andrew Owens, Editor-in-Chief Herbert Downs, Associate Editor Harry O'Connell, Business Manager Lester Aldrich, News Editor Bradley Leonard, Feature Editor Mary Disken, Wonzen's Sports Harry O'Connell, Shop Foreman Alfred Turner, Men's Sports The primary function of a college newspaper is to communicate to the student body what its members do, feel, and think. ntramural Board Stanley Andersen, Student Director Walter Vorse, Secretary joseph Healy, Faculty Adviser Edward Busby Ernest Savoy Paul Martilla John Gearan Chester Bercume Edward Donnelly Francis Luokkola Kenneth O'Neil Raymond Boyce john Mulski ?wvW 'ITWKTW , , ,A ., 1' -WA" bi be 4 b HIIHVI I HS SHHHNI HHVEHNMINI en's Student Association Edward Busby, President Aubrey Hastings, Vice-President Harry O'Connel1, Secretary Vincent Glennon, Treasurer Council of Women's Commuting Association Adah Parker, President Mary Hamer, Vice-President Eileen Sheehan, Secretary Barbara Baldwin, Treasurer Claire Andrews Mildred Slattery Mary Clark Eva Trafton Eleanor McCarthy Emily Yauga Palmer Hall Council joseph Anderson, President Thornton Pettee, Vice-President Henry Lambert, Treasurer Bertram Bennett, Secretary Emille Comeau, Social Chairman Alf Braconier john Mulski Edward Busby Alfred Turner Milton jeffrey Edward Knowles iller Hall Council Alice Algeo, President Margaret Lanigan, Vice-President Virginia Hamilton, Treasurer Vera Kenney, Secretary Merilis Cote, House President Ruth Lagsdin, House Vice-President Ann Hyland, Senior Representative Katherine Cavanaugh, Freshman Representative Committees CLASS OFFICERS Everett McDonald, President Ruth Marcy, Treasurer Dorothy Dolan, Vice-President Vincent Glennon, Treasurer Donald Lytle, Editor-in-Chief Bernhard Roth, Associate Editor Everett McDonald, Business Manager Florence Lovell, Features Helen Paul, Organizations CAPS AND GOIVNS lN'Iatthew Godek, Chairman SENIOR WEEK Mary Clark, Chairman SAXIFRAGE DANCE Vincent Glennon, music Dorothy Dolan, advertising Stanley Andersen, distribution of books SENIOR PROMENADE Kalervo Kansaniva I Emille Comeau S ,MH Vincent Glennon, music Mar Hamer Y Zrefreshments Mary Hoffmany Dorothy Dolan fallztjgiblds Paul Waring programs SAXIFRAGE BOARD Leonard Nisula, Wfriteups Ruth Marcy, Art J. Warren Anderson, Photography Ailie Waris, Women's Sports SAXIFRAGE BAZYIAR Donald Lytle I Chair- Everett McDonalds men RINGS Dorothy Dolan Paul Vifaring CARNIVAL BALL Emille Comeau, decorations Ruby Gage, refreshments Everett McDonald, music Ailie Wfaris, entertainment Charlotte Laird, invitations CLASS SONG Everett McDonald, words Ruby Gage, music Matthew Godek, Men's Sports CLASS GIFT Stanley Andersen, Chairman STUNT NIGHT Ida Rovno, Chairman HALLOIVE'EN DANCE Matthew Godek, music Ruby Gage, refreshments Ruth Marcy I . Ann Hylandsdecoratzons IUNIOR PROMENADE Vincent Glennon, music Ruth Marcy . Milton Jeffrey decorations Mary Hamer, refreshments Arline Mologhan, ushers Dorothy Dolan bids and Paul Wfaring favors JHNIUHS President Ellen Dormin Aubrey Hastings Vice-Presid ent Treasurer Mildred Slattery Secretary SUPHUMHIHS President Dorothy Scars Herbert Downs Vice-Presid ent Treasurer Bernice Clcavcs Sevreiary HHSHMEN Bertram Bennett President Ursula Mulcahy john Mulski Vice-President Treasurer Ruth Kasper Secretary i raduates Seventy-four college graduates with A.B. or B.S. degrees are working at Fitchburg Teachers College this year toward Masters degrees. The following are planning to complete their work by june: A.B. DEGREE STUDENTS joseph W. Daly Edward R. Knurow Paul F. Flaherty james M. Mahoney john G. Flood john Power Donald Flynn X' Ralph E. Rothera j. Gerard Foley William T. Shaugnessy joseph Gagliardi Cornelia E. Sheehan Elizabeth A. Hannigan Alexander Sullivan XVilliam Kennedy Sidney White B.S. DEGREE STUDENTS Mary V. Hourihan joseph F. Mahoney Harry Kanis Catherine A. Murphy Lillian G. Lee Irene F. Smith UHIHS rt Club Ann Hyland, President Rita Hastings, Vice-President Alf Braconier, Treasurer Merilis Cote, Secretary 3. V 'x u-in-ni J .gy ,f1,, ,. Lester Aldrich Stanley Andersen joseph Anderson Phyllis Batterson Katherine Cavanaugh Emille Comeau Grace Gaudet Maury Ciihhons Matthew iiodck Emily Yauga n-A n Virginia Hamilton Vera Kenney Ruth Lafrennie Ruth Lagsdin Margaret Lanigan Helmi Matilainen Eleanor McCarthy Virginia Schmidt Alice Silverberg Membership in the Art Club, which formerly included only those interested in drawing and painting, this year was tremendously augmented by a change in the constitution which allows the admission of students in all fields of art. Activities of the club have increased in proportion with the number of members. The piece de resistance of the Thanksgiving Assembly was the Art Club presentation, "Thanksgiving Through the Ages," a series of tableaux. The splendid effect of the performance was due in no small measure to the reading of Ann Hyland, who described the history of each scene. The next great project was the preparation of the scenery and cos- tumes for the Christmas operetta. One of the most interesting innovations this year was a plan, whereby for a small sum, the Art Club will make posters for various college activities. Debating Club Donald johnson, Presidenl Helen Gibson, Vlift'-Pl'6'.l'ilf6'IIf Russell Gearin, Treasurer Helen Mahoney, Secrelury George joseph, Librarian if any 1: Emile Brochu Ruth Kasper Daniel Sullivan Louise Dolan joseph Lalli james Sullivan john Guilfoil Benjamin Mason Gilbert Wfhitney Clifton Hulburt Lawrence Vennerberg Gertrude Cunningham, Fl1Clllf1'SlD071.VlI' Any record of the debating year must include such departures from tradition as the radio debate on the wages and hours bill over Springfield radio station, XVSPR, panel discussions at the regular monthly meetings, and the new oral and written tests of fitness for prospective members. Alumni in the western part of the state praised the radio debate and the team liked broadcasting. Debates were held with Bay Path, Salem, Cushing, and Keene. Socialized medicine, New Deal policies, and, fore- most, unicameral legislation were the most popular questions. The panel discussions concerned certification of teachers and propa- ganda. This feature is growing. The debating club feels its responsibility as representatives of the school in varsity debates. Prospective members must prove themselves in oral and written argument. pographical Society Clifford Feindel, President Paul Waring, Vice-President Herbert Downs, Secretary William Donovan, Treasurer is iiI Elton Aykroyd Theodore Laubner john Bresnahan john Loiko Edward Donnelly Fred Love Worsley Fardy Raymond Lowe Siguid Hedin Parker Mathews Roger Holt Harry O'Connell George King Thornton Pettee ramatie Club Kalervo Kan san iva, President Mildred Slattery, Vice-Presiderzi Leonard Savignano, Treasurer Bernadine johnson, Secretary lil r.. E I I James Baker Barbara Baldwin Margaret Burke Mary Chase Merilis Cote Dorothy Cfoukis Ifllen Dormin Herbert Downs Russell Ciearin Helen Ciihson Vincent Glennon Paul Haire Ruth Lafrennie Margaret Lanigan Donald Lytle Beulah Mitchell john Murphy Mavis lN'loriarty Harry U'Connell Atlah Parker 'I'homas Passios Helen Nortonen Bernhard Roth Ernest Savoy Dorothy Sears Sargent Stanley Thomas Sweeney Mary XVard Paul Wlaring Lois White Madalyn Wolfson During the 1937-38 season, the Dramatic Club again enjoyed a suc- cessful program, the high standards of the organization being maintained through the efficient guidance of the club sponsor, Miss Nixon. KIND LADY, the club's current contribution to the theatre, was con- sidered by many the most outstanding play that the club has produced. Kal Kansaniva, with a masterly interpretation of a scoundrel, and Dorothy Sears, with a sympathetic performance of the leading role, were largely responsible for the play's five-star rating. The cast was as follows: Mr. Foster Mary Herries Lucy Weston Rose Phyllis Glenning Peter Santard Henry Abbott Ada Doctor Mr. Edwards Mrs. Edwards Aggie Edwards Gustav Rosenberg Russell Gearin Dorothy Sears Adah Parker Madalyn Wolfson Helen Nortonen Kenneth Killay Kal Kansaniva Beulah Mitchell Paul Waring james Baker Mildred Slattery Margaret Lanigan Ernest Savoy The club's traditional one-act plays were followed this year by unusu- ally lively discussions, which seems to indicate a true resurgence of interest in Teachers College dramatics. slit G ee Club Ernest Savoy, President Helen Paul, Vice-President Stephen Leszuk, Treasurer Barbara Baldwin, Secretary E -..A Stanley Andersen Claire Andrews james Baker Mary Clark Stewart Clemmer Bernice Cleaves Mary Coombs Ann Curry joseph Daniels Ellen Dormin Barbara Fisher Grace Gaudet Helen Gibson Laurencia Grill Virginia Hamilton Florence Hazel Onerva Heikkinen Howard Hill Lawrence Houle Bernardine johnson Ursula jurga Claude Lacouture Ruth Lafrennie Ruth Lagsdin Priscilla Leighton Mary Lewis Raymond Lowe Helen Mahoney Helmi Matilainen Nellie Meskinis john Mitchell Beulah Mitchell Mavis Moriarty Esther Rice Virginia Schmidt Dorothy Sears Cornelia Sheehan Barbara Smith Edith Tiilikkala Helen Whitconib Ailie Waris Lois Wfhite Helvi Winturri Gilbert XVhitney Grchestra VIOLIN Stephen Leszuk Barbara Fisher Donald johnson Roger Holt Henry Lambert Ruth Kaspar CELLO Frances Moriarty PIANO Ellen Dormin Virginia Schmidt Mary Gray TROMBONE Sidney White CORNET Sigurd Hedin Esther Rice Charlotte Frye James Brennen CLARINET Paul Haire Thornton Pettee FLUTE James Baker SAXOPHONE john Matyosaitis DRUMS XValter Vorse Urchestra and Glee Club This year, aided by the training schools, the dramatic and art clubs, the musical organizations presented a beautifully impressive Christmas pro- gram, demonstrating a new high in musical and dramatic entertainment. At a fall assembly, the orchestra again rendered Haydn's Toy Sym- phony, which was, as before, very much enjoyed. At the beginning of the second semester, the orchestra introduced ax-series of bi-monthly meetings which took the form of socials. Small groups presented short musical programs which were followed by regular orchestra rehearsals. The Glee Club purchased new music to replace some of the old, much overdone selections, and presented again successfully the ever-popular Gilbert and Sullivan Trial By jury. The activities of both organizations were hampered by the unfortunate absence and illness of their most active sponsor, Miss Eldridge. EHHEHI HH S f I J. f . I , 0 , '5 lik L , 111.1 4 . 'f W W-rw! .JX . ' I1 ifwitlzln cglzese Ways ii' fd ,W ,QT I, ' 1 lr: "" Q if ll X 1 if ll was .r', r I I Q , 'kewl ps ,,,.,.-civil, F "i A 1 . 4 . rm J w kg lit. ' cg 1 ' iffy .. I .1 5 . '-if .-up 1 l X P. 4 I I P!! I - rw. , ,, 1 4-..4., ,.4""' ,bfi I, 14 4'-'fm 1 W ' f X , 5 " gboints to be Cgauglzt ,-ghD"""'b. gk HCL! ul' "L" I vru' hun ng, A. 'xo NJ-2'-Yu ' .12 hy: -if- -. , .4311 n, L 59 .' W f 1 ECLCLL i0 gf ZS QUIZ NG . IHYLL S- young Qfoocf w Y 1. J Y , 5 S - OO Ompany I'- M' x. lf -9. K 'i'f' at U Q v K L 1 ra wrz ancf Qin In Lghz 5110610 ' s 5 5 L.,1 had N ..-JK! J s .fun '24 iz ag v -ju ,583 3 IT , k . Xf i X . 'IJ L' K, ...-if HIHHIIES MEN'S SPHHIS Chosen by their predecessors and the Athletic Director, these men are the outstanding performers in their respective sports. "MAC" has served the soccer squad for four years as a regular half- back, playing as co-captain with Larry Turner his sophomore year, captain during his junior year, and as coach his senior year. "JEFF," a baseball letterman for four years, has been playing second base for that length of time, captaining the team during his junior year, and serving in the capacity of coach as senior. "ED" O'Sheasy, though a junior, has proved himself worthy of the title of coach. For two years he has been the outstanding performer on the court, playing as captain during his sophomore year, and predicting a ban- ner year for the tennis team while under his care. "RAY," our most capable all-around athlete, excels at the sport he was chosen to coach. He has played varsity basketball for three years and has turned in the best performance each year. The honor of being Coach, which is bestowed upon but four men each year, is significant in that, the men who are selected by the Athletic Director and the retiring coach, are the best fitted to fill these positions. The men selected to fill the positions as coaches each year, are chosen because they excel in the playing and the handling of the sport they are given to coach. Bennett Busby Fardy Godek jeffrey Baker Bercume Ciavola Creamer Daniels Gearan Hastings Matthews 'Matyosaitis Murphy O'Sheasy Pettee Aldrich Avadanian Braconier English Harrod johnson Kosciusko Lanides Loiko O'Connell Passios Sweeney Vorse Wilson Kansaniva Lacouture McDonald Minnich Berry Smith Bennett Stanley Miller - A 'avi--' Cwens Savignano Savoy Waring ' Anderson ,t...f.:,.Vvf . HH SPHHIS SOCCER An excellent record and a superior Teachers College team was pro- duced by Coach Everett McDonald during the soccer season of 1937. Play- ing away from home on all but one occasion, the students failed to see a smart, hard-fighting team win three games, lose two, and tie one. Added to the Teachers College victory list were Bridgewater, Spring- field, and the All-Star Alumni. The two defeats were administered by American International College and Worcester Tech, led by Dave McEuain, the outstanding center forward in America. The Harvard-Fitchburg con- test, the most aggressive game the Teachers played in four years, ended in a scoreless tie. BASKETBALL Reaching their peak of team play and physical condition at the first Assumption game proved rather disastrous for our quintet during the sea- son of 1937-38. The squad started the season against two superior oppon- ents and improved in every department until they defeated an over-con- fident Assumption team by ten points. After this decisive game, although the team played good basketball, the squad didn't get back into stride until the last game of the season when they defeated Salem by a score of 34 to 27. Winning three games and losing eight isn't an impressive record, but two of these games were lost by only one point and a third game was lost by only two points. O 3 . 5 ' 'vs 9 f Q ' I BASEBALL Because of the poor weather and field conditions the baseball squad was limited in the number of beneficial practices held. The Fitchburg nine had one of the poorest seasons of the last few years, losing all the seven games played. With the hope of having a resurfaced athletic field and a reasonable break from the weather man, Coach Jeffrey promises us a team that will surpass all past teams and set up a record for all future teams to equal. TENNIS Handicapped by the weather man and the condition of the court, the tennis team was able to play but two of its scheduled matches. New Britain held the upper hand in both, although by very close margains. At the Teachers College tournament, played at New Britain, Fitchburg more than held its own against the clever opponents of the other Teachers Colleges and Normal schools. Kempainen and O'Sheasy gained the semi- finals in their respective classes, Creamer reached the finals, and Pettee won in his division. -1 tffli '-X.. rpm H I 'I Ay! Ot: " ' ' X - '51 - Y - I V A "Al..,- 17, 11 5 5 if f yf' L-'ix L 4, U M A Other Sports HOCKEY HORSE SHOES TABLE TENNIS TRACK VOLLEYBALL X WHMlN'S SPUHIS HEAD OF HOCKEY Ruth Hughes HOCKEY Hockey, one of the major girls' sports at F. T. C., had a successful season in spite of the rain which invariably fell when a special event was planned. Ruth Hughes, head of hockey, had a large percentage of the girls out for the Orange, Black, and White games. The Orange upset the Black hopes for victory by tying them in the Round Robin tournament. At the height of the hockey season, a Hockey Day was planned with Adah Parker in charge. Teams from Keene, Lowell, and Framingham Teachers Colleges were invited to participate and arrived in spite of the rain. The day was thoroughly enjoyed, with indoor sports, featuring roller skating at Whalom. At the close of the season, Lowell Teachers College invited Fitchburg to select a team to play there. The following girls were chosen to go: Elizabeth O'Connor, Adah Parker, Ruth Hughes, Mary Disken, Barbara Baldwin, Gerry Lyons, Connie Day, Helen Nortonen, Beulah Mitchell, Ellen Dormin, and Ruth Lagsdin. The final score, Fitchburg 4, Lowell 1, proved that the hours of practice and fun during the autumn days had given us much skill in the game. , . F , CAPTAINS ,' -:Va-. L ' .J . 3 Vxti. Mary Owens, Black Mary Chase, W' bite Beaulah Mitchell, Orange if HEAD OF BASKETBALL Barbara Baldwin BASKETBALL The women's basketball teams suffered a set back in the departure of Helen Nortonen, head of that sport, in the middle of the basketball season. Under Helen's leadership the class games were played, the sophomores defeating the juniors to win the class championship. Zone guarding was introduced in an attempt to put more system into the playing. Barbara Baldwin, unanimously elected to fill the vacancy, continued using this system in the Black, Orange and White games. The Orange won the hotly contested series, winning the first game 21-20. The Black team won the second game 23-20. The Orange again defeated them 28-27, gaining the color team championship. C APTAI NS Frances McCarthy, Black Adah Parker, Orange Ellen Dormin, W'l9iie Mary Hoffman, Seniors Beulah Mitchell, juniors Florence Hazel, Sopbomores Lillian Szocik, Freshmen V ll H l H l l I l Y HEAD OF VOLLEYBALL Arlene Mologhan Volleyball now rivals basketball and hockey for major sports interest in the W.A.A. Last spring, Mary Hanifan, head of volleyball, arranged a series of class games in preparation for the Orange, Black, and White tournament. The girls in the present senior class, who won the class games the previous year, carried off the honors again, with the Sophomores com- ing in second. As in every sport, the color team games climaxed the regular season. There were so many girls out for volleyball, that first and second team tournaments were carried on. The Orange Team, winning four out of five games against the Blacks and Whites, won the Round Robin Tournament. The highlight of the season came when the victorious Orange Team was asked to play at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, using the official rules instead of Fitchburg rules. This year, the sport has been under the leadership of the new head of volleyball, Arlene Mologhan. CAPTAINS Helen McAulliff, Black Elizabeth O'Connor, Orange Marie Neudorf, W'hite S U I I H H l l HEAD OF SOFTBALL june Maroni In 1936, because of the increasing interest in softball, baseball for girls was dropped from the athletic program and softball took its place. The interest in the sport was shown by the fact that forty-three girls re- ported for practice last spring. Connie Day, head of the sport, coached in the arts of pitching, catching, batting, and home running. By the end of the season the girls were all anticipating the series between the Orange, Black, and White teams. Bacause of lack of time, only three games were played. The decisive game between the Black and Orange was played on Sports Day, the Black team winning by one. The team gained one hundred points which helped them win the coveted W.A.A. shield for another year. june Maroni was the 1938 head of softball. CAPTAINS Mary Owens, Black Florence Hazel, Orange Helen Whitcomb, Wfhite ,I ' WSI qv- , . -.U , ,,.. s., . , ".Q,... . , - , V 3 x 'S .1 wi-wwf: ' N, .f 4' " Q . ther Sports ARCHERY BADMINTON BICYCLING BOWLING GOLF HANDBALL HIKING X HGRSESHOES PADDLE TENNIS PINGPONG RIDING SKIING SKATING SNOWSHOEING SWIMMING TENNIQUOIT TENNIS RGLLERSKATING SOCCER My ww, , . , 'f:"1ft .K gf MQ M .sf Wm' Q' Qs: fat gf' gf 5:51. . ' Xi M x gm J' ' 'Ki 3. V X5 W wa? xag .n.: '. Q, , Ax Q ' 3' , V,., -Q'4 ,1' f g g 1 iL , Q X The boys of the class have been inordinately lucky, coming in, as they did, the first year that the end of the initiation period was celebrated without benefit of darkness. They took their medicine out in the open of the athletic field, where guarding eyes could see what went on .... We don't remember why, but the girls were no doubt lucky, too. As soon as Stan Sylvia got his bridgework set, and Savoy had his pair of glasses, Paul Goodwin, Mildred Poland, Ruth Marcy and Kal Kansaniva were elected president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, in the order named. They immediately proceeded to institute F. T. C.'s first Winter Carnival Dance, which, with the aid of the rhythmic agility of Eddie Biros and Rowena Garbose, and a delicately presented home brew recipe by Worsley Fardy, was more or less of a wow. That year, the class of '38 discovered a hidden mine of talent in a good lad who has since departed, Tookie Cham- berlain. He it was who held forth on Stunt Night as Don Quixote of the Iron Trousers, under a load of armor that would have floored, once and for all, a lesser man. Another star of that eventful occa- sion, Ida Rovno, was awarded an unusual scholarship, and packed herself off to M. I. T. in September of 1935. Time out and substitutions as the Sophomore year rolls around. McDonald in for Goodwin as president. Dorothy Dolan in for Mildred Poland fwho had regrettably shifted her field of endeavor to Wheaton Collegej as vice-president. First there was the futur- istic Hallowe'en Dance, the odd settings, and the concentrated food capsules, everyone was worried until the regular victuals put in their appearance. Dot Dolan rendered the Black Hawk Waltz and Ed Biros played the xylophone officially for the last time. CHC left for the Naval Training School at the end of the year.j This year also hailed the arrival of the Stick and some pretty slick torch- light rallies and rumble-seat ballyhooing. Out of the welter emerged D. Fredric Lytle with a strangle hold on the editorship for the next year. And Ruth Marcy set the whole school singing with her musical slides. At the beginning of the third quarter there was another substi- tution among the officers. Glennon in for Kansaniva, to handle the finances. As soon as the class of '38 could find the janitor it went into hibernation in the attic, to emerge on january 29th, 1937, the night of the Prom, with a full-size English village, complete to thatched roofs and wishing-well. Don't tell anyone, but there was some pretty fast work done about getting decoration materials. Wfhich leads to recall that Nothing But the Truth went on the boards, with Kal taking a major part in seeing that the facts were not concealed. Then Sandburg came with his Fog. Sandburg left. One more September, and the class was in the home-stretch. Early, the NX'oodland Golf Club in Newton was chosen as the back- ground of the Senior Prom. At the half-year, there was a check-up which revealed that '58 had fared unusually well in the matter of training records. Between May and june a cloud of superinten- dents descended on the college. So insistent were they that by grad- uation every senior had signed a contract - we hope. Class in 1958 Class in 1934 Ag, CLASS SONG Onward we'll go, Class of '38, We'll be undaunted by any fate That befalls us as we strive To keep our spirit alive. We'll never falter in our stride. So class of '38, keep on singing, While all our classmates keep bringing Many honors to our name, Loyal to school, rich in fame - So on, on, class of '38. Music--Ruby Gage Words-Ez'erett McDonald x 1 Q v':"'1 P 4 .fx s J- 0 cf' 'F' r Q 'P mp' 7 Y Pl I so lr Ja lit. than l WRU! ' ,QI A ' Xu. Q-1.-5 -re,-L " , : .ix Ay. -. " ep-nn +'!' 'S ' "" P'?5"fi2flll5Q'ifi5f2E2!5Li?Gl'SES?EEi?4viL?3'il3 ' Q N W-1 .-651 ' A- A f ' -"5 h ' 5- ., .", ' -.- 1' ,g,A 'f yn ,'- . . , ' ...' -ff J. 1 F! X' F in x 5, " , Q. Jtifx . .141 ,qv -. If-I 4 1 1: . ,ff 3 .5 2' ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' 3 0 an 1 ' 1 Q ' 3 li -un. J s . J.. ., ui-Q a v. , ff' . 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