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Show Hide text for 1941 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 136 of the 1941 volume: “ ■ - - - m ■U Im Km ■i STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS VOLUME XIX ROWE NEVIN, Editor oreword In this, the 1941 volume of The Saxifrage, we have tried to record faithfully our college life, its friendships and interests, hopes and achievements. May it be accepted in the spirit with which we place it in your hands — that of a work to which has been given our best effort. Overlook its faults; seek out its merits. May it, in the future, ever serve to call up delightful memories of the years spent at F. T. C. THE SAXIFRAGE BOARD ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Belle Nixon Mary McConnell Florence Conlon Ralph Weston Clifton Bodman John McNamara JAMES J. HAMMOND, B.S. SENIOR CLASS SPONSOR 1937-1941 To Mr. Hammond, untiring guide and loyal friend whose understanding as class sponsor has been of immeasurable assistance, we dedicate this volume of the Saxifrage. s.; :M . N iv, CHARLES M. HERLIHY, A.B., A.M., LL.D. PRESIDENT HELEN G. CURRY, B.S. ARTS SARAH E. LAMPREY, B.S. FLORENCE D. CONLON, B.S. ENGLISH BELLE M NIXON, A B, A.M. MICHAEL J. CONLON, A.B., A.M. CORA M. HASSELL MARY A McCONNELL, B.S. KATHERINE M. McCARTY INDUSTRIAL ARTS JAMES J. HAMMOND, B.S. LAWRENCE A. LANDALL C. BLAIR MacLEAN, B.S., A.M. CLIFFORD W. HAGUE, A.B. WILLIS B. ANTHONY, B.S. ARTHUR E. PURINTON PHYSICAL EDUCATION MARY MORIARTY, B.S., A.B. DOROTHY STAFFORD, B.S.E. LOUIS KULCINSKI, B.S., M.S., M.A. SCIENCE — MATHEMATICS RALPH F. WESTON, A.B., A.M. v EUGENE A. SULLIVAN, A.B., A.M. JOHN L. RANDALL, B.S., M.S. SOCIAL SCIENCES MICHAEL J CONLON, A.B., A.M. ARTHUR C HARRINGTON, A B, A M. ANNA E. SIMMONS, B.S.. A.M. CORNELIUS S. DONOGHUE, A B , A.M. DILLON SCHOOL MARY O ' ROURKE, BSE. MARIE WHEELOCK, B.S.E. MARIE M. GEARAN, B.S .E., Ed.M. EDGERLY SCHOOL LOUISE WINGATE, B.S., A.M. IRENE L. SMITH ELIZABETH QUATTLANDER, B.S., M.S.Ed. ELMA M. JOHNSON, Adj-.A. RACHEL S. BRUCE, B.S., MA. ' V. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HENRY P. HEALY, A.B., Ed.M. JOSEPH E. UNDERWOOD, A.B., B.S. GERTRUDE M. CUNNINGHAM, B.S., Ed.M. WINIFRED J. GALLAGHER, B.S.E. VEVA K. DEAN, A.B., A M. M. CHARLOTTE MAHONEY, B.S., A.M. EDWIN R. CLARK, A.B , A M. ADMINISTRATION MAUD A. GOODFELLOW Registrar MARY BARNICLE Nurse RAUHA WAYRYNEN Senior Clerk HELEN BACHELDER junior Clerk MAY WORTHINGTON Dietitian A ■ v- •• . fx ' ■ ■ ■ • ' - V -■-■•;■ f • S i-w " ' S :Vi ' ; ■■ " ■ " • " ' i ' -Vi-. : " " •- r S=Kar ?, S; ■ - »ji ■.,-«.-.. " ,-i»:T- t ;.■ ■• -.■ ?jr£p? V V| t president Bertram Bennett Diplomatic leadership — avoids tread- ing on people ' s toes . . . jovial . . . com- fortable dresser . . . opinionated ... a winning way ... a pleasant smile . . . incorrigible tease . . . cute manner of getting his own way . . . Puckish . . . manner of " the problem child " . . . his aliment is amiability. Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Stick 2; Mohawks 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4; Palmer Hall Board, Sec- retary 1; New York Conference 3; Freshman Assembly Committee; Senior Assembly Com- mittee. Vice- [ reiident Ursula Frances Mulcahy Easy nonchalance, yet undeniable charm . . . essence of cuteness . . . deli- cious wit . . . keen observation and appreciation of the subtle . . . voice for reading verse . . . marvelous recollection of all seen, read, heard, or thought . . . expresses opinions with complacent final- ity .. . famous for snappy retorts. Class Vice-President 1, 2, 3, 4; W. A. A. Board 2, 3, 4, Head of Swimming 3, Rally Committee 3, 4, Pin Committee Chairman; Hockey 1, 2, 4; Soccer 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 4; Softball 1, 2, 4; Bowling 1; Tennis 1; Stick 2, 3, 4, Women ' s Sports Editor 3, 4; Saxi- frage; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Prom Committee; Freshman Assembly Committee; Senior Assembly Committee; " Death Takes a Holiday " ; " The Barretts " . s. ■I, ecreiaru Beverly Merilis O ' Donnell A spirited, forceful personality with positive opinions ... a charming person of many moods . . . startling originality . . . efficiency at a peak . . . assurance . . . distinctive poise . . . simplest anec- dotes tinged with drama . . . treats every moment as if it were a crisis. Class Secretary 2, 3, 4; W. A. A. Board, Head of Modern Dance, Rally Chairman 4, Barn Dance Chairman 4; Hockey 1; Basketball 4; Soccer 2, 3; Softball 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 4; Saxifrage; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, President 4; Glee Club 4; Debating Club 1, 2; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Fresh- man Assembly Committee; Senior Assembly Committee; " Daisy Mayme " ; " Death Takes a Holiday " ; " The Barretts " ; " Pirates of Penzance " . 3 reaiurer John Mulski Generous humor . . . executorial ability . . . smooth regality . . . contentious per- sonality . . . pragmatical . . . expeditious . . . mien of- a lord . . . breathes indepen- dence . . . distinctly individualistic atti- tudes ... a mirthquake of laughter. Intramurals 1, 2, 4; Intramural Board 1; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4; Gaveleers 3, 4; Dramatic Club 3, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Art Club 2, 3, 4; Boston Teachers Conference 4; " The Barretts " ; " Death Takes a Holiday " . Russell Howard Anderson Typing fingers — keyboard rhythm . . . unfailing competence . . . dominated by dignity of purpose . . . indefatigable, solicitous, trustworthy . . . perpetual hust- ler .. . acute sense of finance . . . vital connections with Plymouth Rock. Saxifrage Staff Secretary; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4, Secretary 4; Glee Club Technician; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-President and Treasurer 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee. Claire Frances Andrews Symphony in sweetness . . . everlast- ingly feminine . . . photogenic . . . clean cut personality — unigue charm and remarkable poise . . . knack for silent ac- complishment . . . skillful wielder of a chairman ' s gavel . . . blue ribbons for scholarship. Volleyball 1, 4; Student Council 2, 3, 4; Saxi- frage; Dramatic Club 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3; Debating Club 4; Commuting Board 1; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Bos- ton Teachers Conference 3; New York Confer- ence 4; " Trial By Jury " ; " Pinafore " ; " Pirates of Penzance " . thundering boy . . . en- comparable Gilbert William Berry Dashing as Lochinvar . . . triumphant grin . . . ambling gait . voice ... a very " punny ' gaging conversationalist . . to a hydrogen atom — never found alone . . . possesses the smoothness of a fluid drive. Baseball 1; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 3; Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Mohawks 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Vice-President 4; Men ' s Student Government 1; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Gav-Hawk Formal. Francis Xavier Bolton Draftsman par excellence . . . quiescent, modest, reserved . . . immune to perturb- ation . . . glowing example of courteous- ness ... a camera devotee . . . " fre- quenter " of the golf links . . . " Jack-of-all- trades " , and a good one too. Golf 3. Raymond Gilmore Boyce Energetic personage . . . altruistic . . . cooperative to the highest degree . . . math wizard . . . great believer in jigs and fixtures . . . purposeful click of heels ... a systematic organizer ... a " snap " thinker . . . amusingly prankish . . . recognizes the two sides of any question. Baseball Manager 1; Athletic Trainer 2; Intra- mural Board 1; Saxifrage Advertising Manager; Stick Feature Editor 3; Gaveleers 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Double Quartet 4; Freshman Dance Chairman; Sophomore Dance Chairman; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prorn Committee; " Pi- rates of Penzance " ; " Pinafore " . ( ; - k. A H . m W n B ■ 9 ' I ' --- - Ti •• ■It BV S BEEH . ■ 11 sffrtA jB BjB fc ?vti S t • § f ' Pi y James Paul Brennan The potentiality of youth personified . . . cocky " little boy " manner . . . spon- taneous humor . . . boasts an intriguing haphazard manner . . . foaming with jauntiness ... a smile as genuine as a thumbprint . . . our rhythm man — the boy with a horn. Soccer 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Mohawks 3, 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee. Stuart Nicholas Clemmer Poetically inclined — jingles, rhymes, verses . . . remarkably pleasant temper- ament . . . contacts yield friendship . . . happiness, his main aspiration . . . op- portunely absent-minded . . . " indefinite- ness " a taboo . . . " politicality " — asserts a fondness for argument . . . lofty aspir- ations interrupted by spurts of practical- ity. Track 1; Stick 3, 4, Feature Editor 4; Gaveleers 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 2; Double Quartet 2, 3, 4; Men ' s Student Government 1; Palmer Hall Board 1, 2, 3, 4, President 4. Marie Elizabeth Clougherty Quiet and unaffected . . . not shy, but almost . . . naively precise and prim . . . meticulous . . . sincerity personified . . . candid as a clear sky . . . mild as May ... a steadfast mind with gentle thoughts and calm desires. Art Club 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee. ■ V H gg Eileen Teresa Connelly Infectious gaiety of a child . . . crin- kling, twinkling eyes ... a smile that glows with friendship . . . coy charm . . . placid disposition . . . unigue mannerisms . . . tomboyish in sports, but feminine when the lights grow dim ... " a thing worth doing is worth doing well " . W. A. A. Board 1, 2, 3, 4, Freshman Represen- tative, Vice-President 2, Junior Representative, Head of Soccer and Softball 4, Rally Com- mittee 2, 3, 4, Banquet Committee; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volley- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; Bowling 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; Saxifrage Feature Editor; Fresh- man Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Com- mittee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Com- mittee; New York Conference; Executive-Sec- retary of W. A. C. S ; Carnival Queen; " Pirates of Penzance " . Aldrich Vernon Cousins A fashion plate from Esquire — tweeds, a pork pie . . . clement disposition . . . moderately submissive . . . Packard, Olds- mobile, Marmon or what have you . . . unhurried . . . complacent . . . possesses a dual personality: one for the I. A. shop, the other; the administration building. Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Saxifrage; Mohawks 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Gav-Hawk Formal 4; Class Gift Committee Chairman. JTh H • - v ,. Paul Peter Deveikis Spirit of unaffected independence . . . dogmatic . . . plodding perseverance — studies, basketball . . . bashful " as all get out " . . . consistently good-natured . . . never demonstrates an emotional guality . . . thinks a comb is a musical instrument . . . flight — a destiny. Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3; Epsilon Pi Tau 4; Mohawks 4; Astronomy Club 4. Sally Frances Donovan Debonair — ■ wise-cracking . . . carefree, easy-going with a catching gaiety . . . steady babble of talk and fun . . . cheer- fully obliging . . . uneconomically bent . . . touch of sophistication in clothes and manner . . . untouched and unaffected by common irritations. Volleyball 4; Glee Club 1; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee. ' ,1 H ■ F I Edward Francis Driscoll Terse as a prescription . . . impartial as traffic lights . . . logical mind . . . convincing . . . unbounded depth of loyalty . . . rare attributes of frankness, sincerity of purpose, and quiet humor . . . a business man of confident tomorrows. Soccer 2; Hockey 4; Intramural Board 2, Direc- tor 4; Co-recreational Board 4; Saxifrage; Fresh- man Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Com- mittee; Ring Committee Chairman. Hubert Earl Edmond Uncommonly good company . . . Astair- ian potentialities . . . blessed with reason and good common sense . . . amazing desire and ability to be thorough . . . finishes every job with enviable polish . . . possesses a very convincing tone of voice . . . tactfully frank . . . keen insight for character . . . recipe for having friends — being one. Basketball 1, 2, 3; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Saxifrage Business Manager; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4; Mohawks 3, 4; Assembly Committee Chairman; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Gav-Hawk Formal Committee. ■ . ' " % Nancy Ada Fitzgerald Unruffled temper . . . reflection of sweetness and freshness . . . delicate air of distinction . . . soft spoken as a wind ' s whispering . . . spotless as Dresden china . . . selective taste . . . tailored and trim . . . her mind is like a sundial — it records only pleasantness. Art Club 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee. Benjamin Franklin Freeman Conservative " Cape Codder " . . . speaks little but says volumes . . . inex- haustible supply of dry humor . . . easy to caricature — the " Barefoot Boy " of the W. A. A. barn dance ... a grand sport . . . big-hearted ... a sports enthusiast ... a " Goldberg " of unique, original ideas. Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Mohawks 3, 4, Alumni Secretary 4; Cap and Gown Committee 4. J ' l V I Edwin Louis Frye Capable beyond compare ... as subtle as the " b " in subtle . . . responsible to the nth degree ... a small package of dynamite — subject to violent explosions . . . well informed . . . unwavering prin- ciples . . . neatness a specialty ... as reliable as " Old Faithful " . Intramurals 2; Student Council Treasurer 4; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4; Gaveleers 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Double Quartet 2, 3, 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Senior Prom Committee; " Trial by Jury " ; " Pirates of Penzance " . Milo Fullerton Galbraith Rugged individualism . . . strong con- victions — convincingly expressed . . . maturity of mind . . . fund of interesting anecdotes . . . vocabulary of a collegiate dictionary . . . basso profundo . . . de- cidedly pertinacious . . . eyes that punc- tuate everything he says. Intramural basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Stick 3, 4; Gaveleers 4; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Double Quartet 2, 3, 4; " Mikado " , " Pinafore " ; " The Barretts " ; " Pirates of Penzance " ; Senior Prom Chairman. um Mary Elizabeth Gibbons Reticent of speech, but copious of thought . . . unassuming . . . completely dependable . . . direct, constant, unfor- getting . . . works sincerely, earnestly, prolifically . . . inimitable maturity of manner . . . subtle humor . . . laughing eyes, chuckle, soft voice. Saxifrage; Art Club 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Class Gift Committee. k ' ■ i 1 m " Lcairencia Grill Calmly contented, never perturbed . . . placid as a lily pool . . . frank likes and dislikes . . . air of detachment . . . quiet demeanor . . . holds staunch opinions . . . a capable waitress . . . vivid off-campus interests — gold braid and chevrons. Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Dormitory Board, Secretary 2, 3; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Class Ring Committee; " Trial by Jury " . ■ Dorothy Mae Hackett Cheerful congeniality . . . flair for in- dividuality . . . sparkling personality . . . saucy coquetry . . . dash of temper . . . diversified interests . . . zest for life . . . modern as cellophane . . . strikingly at- tractive — evening gowns a specialty . . . great socialite. W. A. A. Board, Treasurer 3, Secretary-Treas- urer 4, Rally Committee 2, 3, 4, Banquet Com- mittee 2; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 2, 3, 4; Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 3, 4; Bowling 1, 2, 3, 4; Saxifrage Organization Editor; Stick 3; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Treas- urer 3, Vice-President 4; Glee Club 4; Art Club 2; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee; W. A. C. Conference 4; " The Bar- retts " ; " Pirates of Penzance " . Arnold Rowley Hansen Conscientious — scholastically inclined . . . punctuality a habit . . . unflinchingly accommodating . . . confined originality . . . never hesitates to speak his mind . . . takes pleasure in repudiating authorities . . . freguently leaps before he looks. Track 1; Soccer 1, 2, 4; Basketball J.V. 1; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 3; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee. Onerva Elizabeth Heikkinen Strongly defined interests — swimming, music . . . merry laughter of youth . . . unfailing punctuality . . . nimble-fingered ... a bit tomboystrous . . . beautiful, meticulous work — result of unflagging effort . . . sturdy and staunch as a tin soldier. Hockey 1; Bowling 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Com- mittee; " Trial by Jury " ; " Pinafore " . Francis William Houle Silently beaming . . . acquiescent . . . unaggressive . . . never lacking profes- sional attire ... as polite as a pair of sugar tongs ... an eye for profitable deals ... a smile worth advertising. Intramurals 1, 2, 3; Freshman Dance Commit- tee. l " A f if. ir. ic Paul Francis Kirby Sharp mind with a quick grasp . . . a master hand at chess, cribbage, bridge . . . tranquil waters . . . contentment . . . interestingly lackadaisical . . . profound believer of the easy way . . . exponent of the Epicurean philosophy of life. Intramural Board 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Commuting Men ' s Board 4; Junior Prom Com- mittee. fegg Joseph Antonio Lalli Invincible strongholds . . . spectacularly oratorical — " I speak what I think " . . . dorm residing president of the com- muting men ... a man ' s man . . . still " waters with unfathomable depths . . . keen appreciation of the cultural — music, art, literature . . . ardent philatelist. Baseball Manager 2; Basketball Manager 3; Mohawks 3, 4; Debating Club 1, 2, 3, Treasurer 2, President 3; Men ' s Commuting Board, President 4. Theodore George Laubner A stylist at the keyboard . . . individu- ality of expression — " pulled a coup " ... an animated smile ... as refreshing as a coke . . . brusgue, exhuberant, talk- ative ... as changeable as a dollar bill . . . colloguially, " a swell egg " . Intramurals 1, 2, 4; Saxifrage Directory Editor; Stick 1, 2, 3, Business Manager 3; Typographical Club 1; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee. Mary Lewis Intriguingly elusive . . . strikingly unique — clothes, manner . . . surprisingly frank — burns the candor at both ends . . . deep infectious chuckle . . . precise speech, as crisp as patent leather shoes ... a sense of humor which appreciates the subtleties of life. Glee Club 1, 3; Miller Hall Board 4; Freshman Dance Committee. C. Blair MacLean, Ir. Independence a virtue ... all assertions characterized by straightforwardness . . . a special student with special abilities . . . boating enthusiast — camping his main interest . . . skill in individual sports . . . unaffected by femininity. Hockey 3, 4; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4, Vice-President and Treasurer 4, Gaveleers 2, 3, 4; Treasurer 3. JSa Ethel Paula Mandrus A colorful person — loves almost any unusual clash of hues ... a wealth of dark, gleaming hair — framing an ivory complexion . . . pert as a sparrow . . . air of aloofness . . . fire beneath a cool exterior . . . irrepressible . . . alert, reten- tive memory . . . ingenious with scissors and needle . . . penchant for argument. Softball 1, 4; Volleyball 2, 4; Hockey 2; Soccer 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Junior Prom Com- mittee. William Robert Miller A dynamo of energy . . . desirably affable . . . retiring . . . ambitious . . . smilingly serious . . . quiet determination . . . consistency on the soccer field ... as still as an image in a niche. Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3. Marion Amelia Moore Changeful as the sea . . . quietly enjoys life . . . holds in reserve plenty of " spice " . . . pleasant, humorous dark eyes . . . a drawling sort of maid . . . calmly in- dependent . . . decidedly changed in four years. W. A. A. Rally Committee 4; Hockey 3; Basket- ball 3; Stick 2, 3; Art Club 4; Commuting Board, Junior Representative 3, President 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Senior Prom Committee. ■ V George Rowe Nevin Unruffled calm . . . perennial good humor . . . contagious smile . . . military bearing ... a " made " printer ... a true gentleman . . . neat as the proverbial pin . . . takes everything in his stride . . . changeless . . . our untiring " editor " . . . worryless . . . " soaring " ideals. Soccer J.V. 1, Assistant Manager 2, Manager 3; Saxifrage Editor; Stick 1, 2, 3, 4, Associate Editor 3; Gaveleers 3, 4; Freshman Dance Com- mittee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; New York Press Conference 2, 3. Marion Jane Nordos Blonde serenity . . . disarming honesty . . . contagious sincerity . . . conscientious worker . . . calmly efficient . . . seriously inclined, yet fun-loving . . . tremendous interest in people . . . characteristic Nordic love of music and the out-of-doors. Hockey 4; Club 4. Soccer 4; Glee Club 4; Astronomy ' T ., Lloyd George Parker Opinions steadfast as Boulder Dam . . . an " American " to the core ... a regular fellow ... a fanatic outdoor boy . . . delights in crossing bridges before he comes to them . . . T.N.T. — handle with care . . . antithesis of conventionalism. Gaveleers 3, 4, President 4; Debating Club 3. ■ Ralph Martin Pearson Skilled in the art of composition . . . a dancer of smooth precision . . . hidden humor . . . dimpled smile . . . moods, like the rise and fall of the sea . . . clocked cooperation . . . uniquely active — tennis, skiing, hockey . . . cute deviltry beneath a veil of calm. Tennis 1, 3, 4; Hockey 1, 3, 4; Intramurals 1, 2; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4, President 4; Gaveleers 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Palmer Hall Double Quartet 3, 4; Palmer Hall Board 4; " Pinafore " ; " Trial by Jury " ; " Pirates of Penzance " ; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee. Walter Bernard Pierce Ingenuous and Ingenious . . . skilled to the fingertips . . . infallible and spontan- eous sense of humor . . . enviable effi- ciency ... a full time job holder and college student . . . definitely " air " minded ... a natural skier ... a friend in- deed . . . original, creative, artistic . . . indispensable to the class. Saxifrage Art Editor; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4; Gav- eleers 2, 3, 4; Astronomy Club 4; Art Club 3, 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee; Winter Carnival Snow Image Com- mittee 2, 3, 4; Gav-Hawk Dance Committee 3, 4. Esther Sickinger Meditative tempo . . . vitally interested in every undertaking . . . graced with the power of words . . . intense enthusiasm in pleading a cause . . . sociable . . . sympathetic . . . lives rather than ex- pounds her philosophy of life . . . acme of accommodation . . . conversation with her is a liberal education. HM1 Chester Francis Smith A strictly sports model . . . l ' air de savoir faire . . . suave self-assurance . . . likeably arrogant with a winning way . . . a compelling personality . . . words, cushioned with laughter . . . outstandingly athletic. Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baskeball 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Saxifrage Sports Editor; Mohawks 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 3, President 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Class Marshal 3; Freshman Assembly Committee Chairman; Junior Prom Co-chairman; Gav-Hawk Formal Committee; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Senior Prom Com- mittee. Raymond John Stanley Possesses an imperturbable disposition . . . capacity for making molehills out of mountains . . . admirable nonchalance . . . surprising sociability . . . silent pru- dence . . . " gets around " as easily as the measles ... as comfortable as slippers at the end of a tiring day. Basketball 1; Intramural Board 3; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom Committee; Freshman Dance Committee; All-School Social Committee. Daniel Sullivan, Jr. Impregnable as Gibraltar . . . magnani- mous . . . dynamic conversationalist . . . a mathemagician . . . devours exams with relish . . . presumptuous about his per- sonal convictions . . . the type of mind you can sharpen your wits on ... a long line with friendship as its anchor. Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Board 3, 4; Student Council 4, Finance Committee 4; Debat- ing 1; Commuting Men ' s Board 2, 3, Treasurer 3; Freshman Dance Committee; Junior Prom Com- mittee; Senior Prom Committee; Initiation Com- mittee, Chairman 4. Lillian Helen Szocik Openly unaffected . . . inveterate gig- gler . . . quintessence of sincerity ... a never-dampened spirit . . . effervescense personified . . . lives abundantly . . . vitalizes . . . sunny temper which gilds the blackest clouds . . . leader on the athletic field . . . " the girl we ' d most like to have as a friend " . W. A. A Board, President 4, Rally Committee 2, 3, 4, Banquet Committee 2, Conference 3, 4; Head of Basketball 2, 3; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Coach 1; Volleyball 1, 2, 4; Softball 1, 2, 4; Tennis 2, 4; Bowling 1, 2, 3, 4; Co-ed Recreation 2, 4; Saxi- frage Women ' s Athletics Editor; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Senior Prom Committee; Class Marshal 2. ■ w Tauno O. Tamminen Unobtrusive leadership . . . air of professionality . . . school-conscious . . . solemn diffidence ... as dependable as the tide . . . appropriately reserved . . . relaxation in the out-of-doors — sailing, camping, hunting. Soccer J. V. 1, 2; Intramurals 1, 2, 3; Student Council 2, 3, 4, President 4; Epsilon Pi Tau 3, 4; Mohawks 3, 4; Stick 3; New York Conference 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee. Eleanor Thurlow Generous as daylight . . . unpretentious . . . credulous . . . wholesome and opti- mistic . . . loyal as lavender . . . taste for the outdoors . . . comradeship . . . open- hearted as a daisy . . . copious laughter . . . gleam of practicality. W. A. A. Board, Head of Hockey 3, 4, Rally Committee 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Soccer 2, 3; Basket- ball 2, 4; Volleyball 4; Commuting Board, Senior Representative; Ring Committee. I Mayo Hamilton Tripp Extremely reticent — ■ carefully shields his personality from exposure . . . silent as awe . . . underground laughter . . . " fuss budget " on details . . . burns a superfluity of midnight oil. Art Club 2, 3; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, President 4. 1 m jft, IT 1 " 1 Sirkka Ada Waris Epitome of versatility . . . vital to her every enterprise . . . maximum of result with minimum of effort . . . converses with details, expressions and gesticulations . . . magnetic personality . . . sparkle of gaiety . . . distinctively cute . . . graceful as the dip of a dancing wave. W. A. A. Board, Captain of White Team 3, 4, Rally Committee 3, 4, Banquet Committee 2, Barn Dance Committee 3; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 4; Soccer 2, 3, 4; Softball 1, 2, 4; Tennis 4; Bowling 1; Saxifrage Biography Editor; Stick 2, 3, News Editor 3; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Freshman Dance Committee; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee; Winter Carnival Snow Image Committee 2, 3, 4; Boston Teachers Conference 4; " Death Takes a Holiday " ; " The Barretts " ; " Trial by Jury " ; " Pinafore " ; " Pirates of Penzance " . mm® I TA Warren Swenson Weibust Poise to perfection ... as eloquent as a travel folder ... a combination of contrasts — idealist, impressionist ... a sense of self-sufficiency ... as exact as mathematics . . . unusual ability — ■ dramatics, photography ... a rare voice. Saxifrage Photography Editor; Dramatic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; " Death Takes a Holiday " . Emily Charlotte Yauga Quiet dignity, yet brusque manner . . . a quiet face yet wise . . . impish dimples . . . encyclopedia of campus affairs . . . wears confidence like a halo . . . attempts to conceal the proverbial heart of gold ... an apartment could be heated with the warmth of her blush. Basketball 1, 2; Hockey 1, 2; Volleyball 1, 2; Softball 1, 2; Saxifrage Associate Editor; Stick 2, 3, 4, Secretary-News Editor 2, Editor in Chief 3; Art Club 1, 2, 3; Women ' s Commuting Board, 2; Assembly Committee 1, 2; Sophomore Dance Committee; Junior Prom Committee; New York Press Conference 3; Secretary-Treasurer of M. S. T. C. P. 3. ■ I Virginia Corliss Catherine Cavanaugh Gilbert Whitney John Bresnahan Ruth Kasper Shirley Mason Shirley Smith Edward Harvey Margaret Sullivan Marion McDaid George Joseph Lawrence Wenneberg Emile Brochu Charles Casassa Mildred Coolidge Charlott Frye Mary Gray Eino Hill Angelo Lanza Kenneth O ' Neil Mary Ordway Joseph Romano Eleanor Ryan Alden Sherwin Barbara Smith Marjorie Wright James Sullivan Andrew Killelea ■■■;. -fr -v ■ V, -r. d o - C PC O CO 2 CO -J U O D i— i 0 Q c w 1 c u •TS n D DC O z, o oc u a. PC - DC 2 ■ OQ oq — i U w pc O o (X o OQ u CD in w 3 CO CD w U u go c CD CD .% °V W -J w p O O o o o 2! u D u c a CO O CO W PC Cm - W " Q cc X u w cc D 2 c D M D C D TJ to i D U •z M ac u E- 2 o PC y PC 2 O M-J Jke J tudent Cooperative Arc Wi : atu Tauno O. Tamminen Dorothy Dahlquist Alfred Shinner Edwin Frye Daniel Sullivan Robert Patch Edward Ruby David Scanlon Dean Weston Senior Representatives Junior Representatives Sophomore Representatives Freshman Representatives Sponsors Dean Bradt 5Sociauon President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Claire Andrews Frances Merritt Jane Beers Gloria Boscardin Mr. Hammond The Student Cooperative Association has just completed the third year of its existence. It supervises all matters pertaining to student life which do not come under the jurisdiction of the faculty. Upon the graduation of this year ' s class, all students who were here under the former system of student government will have left the campus. In the supervision of our extra-curricular activities the association tries to combine pleasure with the underlying purpose of giving experience in social and cultural activities by the participation, planning, and directing of these activities. A knowledge of such matters is an essential part of the training of any teacher. S axifraae (JSoard Rowe Nevin Emily Yauga Hubert Edmond Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor Business Manager RAYMOND BOYCE, Advertising Manager THEODORE LAUBNER, Directory Editor WARREN WEIBUST, Photography Editor DOROTHY HACKETT, Organization Editor EILEEN CONNELLY, Feature Editor WALTER PIERCE, Art Editor SIRKKA WARIS, Write-Ups CHESTER SMITH, Men ' s Sports LILLIAN SZOCIK, Women ' s Sports HOWARD ANDERSON, Staff Secretary COMMITTEES ORGANIZATIONS Aldrich Cousins Eleanor Thurlow WRITE-UPS Beverly O ' Donnell Claire Andrews Ralph Pearson ADVERTISING Edward Driscoll MEN ' S SPORTS Gilbert Berry FEATURES Mary Gibbons WOMEN ' S SPORTS Ursula Mulcahy Marion Moore ■ I ■ Jke S tlck FIRST SEMESTER Richard F. Finn G. Roger Pauze John J. Gemma Helene Hill SECOND SEMESTER G. Roger Pauze Richard F. Finn Jane Beers Stuart Clemmer Managing Editor Associate Editor News Editor Feature Editor THOMAS MORAN, Professional Editor JOHN HOYE, Business Manager FRANK ROMANO, Men ' s Sports URSULA MULCAHY, Women ' s Sports MR. C. W. HAGUE, Sponsor Throughout its development from a guarterly magazine, then known as ' The Hickory Stick " , to its present form as a weekly newspaper, " The Stick " has been guided by a five-fold aim. This aim is to act as a record of college achievement, to encourage intelligent student opinion, to create better college spirit, to serve as a house organ for the college, and to develop individual ability. To further this aim, the staff at all times encourages honest, constructive suggestions and criticism from the student body. It is now the charge of the underclassmen to insure a continuance of the high standards of " The Stick " . Our paper has enjoyed an exceptional freedom from faculty domination. May it always be so — and discretion on the part of future staffs will keep it so — for such freedom is essential to growth and development. C psllovt l l Jc Ralph Pearson C. Blair MacLean, Jr. Howard Anderson Hubert Edmond Mr. C. Blair MacLean u President Vice President and Treasurer Secretary Librarian Faculty Sponsor rvfemh embers Paul Deveikis Edwin Frye John Mulski Walter Pierce Tauno Tamminen Arthur Hopgood William Konsavage Raymond Lehtovaara Frank Onischuk William Sullivan Epsilon Chapter of EPSILON PI TAU, the National Honorary Professional Fraternity in Industrial Arts and Vocational Industrial Education, was granted a charter in June, 1932. With the establishment of this organization on our campus came further national recognition of the Industrial Arts Department at Fitchburg. To achieve membership, a student must have met satisfactorily a high standard of accomplishment in these, the ideals of the fraternity — 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. Texnikh . . . Pragmateia . . . Exetasis X , Ljaueleer J c :let y George Parker Frank Preston Stuart Clemmer Kenneth Sweeney Mr. C. Blair MacLean President Vice-President Secretary- Treasurer Sponsor For twenty years the Gaveleer Society has been joining its brothers in some of the closest friendships ever made at F. T. C. Each year its selection of members for scholastic achievement and ability to mix cheerfully with others has resulted in the choice of excellent members to carry on the noble aims and traditions of the oldest society on the campus. Practice in parliamentary pro- cedure, the ability to debate intelligently, and the opportunity to gain self confidence through expression in clear, concise English are its worthy aims. In this anniversary year the Gaveleers, with capable leadership, have accomplished much. Continual contacts have been made with alumni brothers. Bulletins have been published, interesting and enlightening meetings con- ducted, and many trips, parties, and get-togethers held. The annual Open House and the Gav-Hawk Formal were highlights of the year ' s activities. Early plans are being made for one of the best reunion banguets on record to cele- brate our twentieth anniversary. awk L lub Chester Smith Gilbert Berry Anthony Tasca John James Benjamin Freeman Mr. Arthur Harrington President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Alumni Secretary Sponsor The Mohawks, fun-loving Tribe of the Bear, have completed their seven- teenth year of service to Fitchburg Teachers College. Their members, selected on the basis of scholarship, personality, talent, and athletic ability are promi- nent in all student life in the college. Under the excellent leadership of its officers, the club has fulfilled its objectives of promoting cooperation in the school and with the alumni, to foster professional improvement, and to increase social welfare in student life. In the past year, the Mohawks sponsored a Boy Scout troop, organized and. sponsored a first aid course, and have at all times aided in securing speakers who were both interesting and informative. They have held several parties, outings, an Open House, and in cooperation with the Gaveleers, the Gav-Hawk Formal. The Mohawks concluded their activities for 1941 with the Alumni Reunion. ■ f j; C ommuun tit f ens (l5oard Joseph Lalli Paul Kirby Robert Patch William Cove Sumner Whitestone Dean Weston President Senior Representative Junior Representative Sophomore Representative Freshman Representative Faculty Sponsor The Board has been exceptionally efficient in meeting its obligations to provide for the welfare and recreation of the commuting men through social activities including the Men ' s Smoker, Installation Banquet, and tournament competition in bridge, cribbage, checkers, and chess. The two annual social events, the Men ' s Smoker held in December and the Installation Banquet held in April to honor retiring officers and to install new officers, were highly successful. The commuting men ' s room has always been a bright spot in the on- campus life of the commuting men. The many hours spent there reading magazines, playing games, listening to the radio, or just talking, mean much to every commuting man. The pleasantness of the room has been greatly in- creased by the untiring efforts of Mr. Weston, our sponsor. Cc ommuun tli ' ■9 Wo omen 6 tl5oard Marion Moore Eleanor Thurlow Joan Rice Marjorie Killelea Marilyn MacLean Dean Bradt President Senior Representative Junior Representative Sophomore Representative Freshman Representative Faculty Sponsor The Commuting Women ' s Board is the executive body governing the Commuting Women ' s Organization which is comprised of all women day students of the college. The board endeavors to create conditions as pleasant and homelike as possible for the women during their leisure hours on campus. A comfortably furnished " Day Room " serves as a gathering place for the many informal activities during the day. The attractive lunch room — newly decorated this year — is the scene of many group parties and luncheons. The social events supervised by the board are the Commuters ' Tea, which serves as a reception to the freshmen, and a Christmas party. In conjunction with the dormitory board, the commuters sponsor an annual Women ' s Banquet. t »«j l aimer sratt 0-$oard Stuart Clemmer Ralph Pearson William Burns Donald Davis Alfred Riggs Mr. Holmes President Senior Representative Junior Representative Sophomore Representative Freshman Representative Sponsor One of the first endeavors of the Palmer Hall Board was to effect a better understanding of the regulations and obligations pertaining to the dormitory through the completion of our Constitution. As the year progressed an en- thusiastic social and cultural program was developed. Under the guidance of Mr. Holmes our library was established with Gardner Sherman as librarian. With the cooperation of the Miller Hall Board, many successful parties were held. Foremost among these was the highly impressive Old English Pageant portrayed at the Christmas Banquet. Open house on Friday nights gave an opportunity for dancing and other recreational activities. liter r4all ( Soard Evelyn Mucha Mary Lewis Virginia Sullivan Edith Beauchamp Muriel Healy Dean Bradt President Senior Representative Junior Representative Sophomore Representative Freshman Representative Sponsor The Miller Hall Board is a unit of the Student Cooperative Association con- cerned with the life of the dormitory women scholastically, recreationally and socially. This board is made up of a representative of each class chosen by dormitory members of that class. Each week the board meets under the guidance of its sponsor, Miss Bradt, to discuss problems which pertain to dormitory life and to plan social activities which make dormitory life such an enjoyable experience. This year the board has sponsored a new addition to Miller Hall — the game room. This room was planned by the board and its sponsor and made a reality by the girls of Miller Hall who all participated in making the furnishings for it. Many other interesting activities were carried out, such as dormitory teas, informal dances, board dinner, open house on Friday nights and Mother ' s Week End when all Senior and Junior girls entertained their mothers in the dormitory. m 2), ramauc tit L lub Beverly O ' Donnell Dorothy Hackett Eileen O ' Neil Richard Kelliher Miss Nixon President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Sponsor SENIORS Milo Galbraith Dorothy Hackett Ursula Mulcahy John Mulski Beverly O ' Donnell Sirkka Waris Warren Weibust JUNIORS Eleanor Dort Jean Pitch John Gemma Ralph Gray Richard Kelliher Adele Lach Alice Lally Frances Merritt Mary OGonnor Eileen O ' Neil Roger Pauze Marion Philbin Virginia Sullivan SOPHOMORES Edith Beauchamp Edna Charrier Wallace Cunningham Turo Hallfors Charles Hodgeman Eila Honkonen Ruth Johnson Marjorie Killelea John O ' Neil Frank Romano Jean Simmerman Hilda Smith Mildred Thomas Frances Vallely TECHNICIANS William Cove Richard de Lesdernier Bertram Bennett The Dramatic Club soared to new heights in its excellent portrayal of " The Barretts " , a comedy dealing with the life and love of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Beverly O ' Donnell, in her vivid characterization of Elizabeth Barrett, won the approbation of her entire audience, as did John Mulski ideally cast as Robert Browning. Milo Galbraith received great honor from his skillful interpretation of the often irate and cold-blooded father, and Ursula Mulcahy demonstrated her ability as Henrietta, Elizabeth ' s sister. Other members of the cast so capably coached by Miss Nixon were Sirkka Waris, Dorothy Hackett, Jean Fitch, Eileen O ' Neil, Turo Hallfors, Ralph Gray, Richard Kelliher, and Frank Onischuk. In addition to the presentation of plays, the club attended the production of " Life With Father " in Boston. April 4th found the Dramatic Club sponsoring a high school drama festival for the enjoyment of the club members and neigh- boring high school students. An active enthusiasm in the club has been evidenced by the Senior members who have faithfully supported the club in all its endeavors. Their unusual ability has been exemplified by their appearance in each of the an- nual public productions. Among their successes, other than " The Barretts " , can be counted Beverly O ' Donnell ' s character portrayal in " Daisy Mayme " , and the leading roles in " Death Takes a Holiday " carried by Sirkka Waris and Warren Weibust. In return for their efforts they have received a meaningful knowledge of the dramatic art, found an increased enjoyment through participation in production, and developed a greater love for the theater. ■ Ljlee L iui? Arthur Hopgood Yolanda Bramante Ralph Gray Benjamin Freeman Miss Curry- President Secretary Treasurer and Business Manager Stage Manager Sponsor Richard Allen Raymond Boyce William Burns Stuart Clemmer Bernard Collins Raymond Farquhar William Foye Edwin Frye Milo Galbraith John Gemma Ralph Gray Eino Hakala Arthur Hopgood John Hoye George Kalil Richard Kelliher Joseph Lonergan Alexander MacAuslan John Mulski John O ' Neil Frank Onischuk Ralph Pearson Richard Santos Gardner Sherman Chester Smith Nelson Wood Harry Simon William Sullivan Herb Yankee Thelma Anderson Claire Andrews Gloria Boscardin Eileen Connelly Elaine Emerson Nancy Fickett Laurencia Grill Dorothy Hackett Phyllis Hancock Phyllis Harrington Dorothy Harris Onerva Heikkinen Eila Honkonen Kathryn Huot Dorris Hughes Grace Johnson Mary Kelley Marjorie Killelea Adele Lach Alice Lally Gladys Lavin Marilyn MacLean Theresa McManus Frances Merritt Harriet Miller Evelyn Mucha Gertrude Mulcahy Marion Nordos Beverly O ' Donnell Hilda Smith Sirkka Waris Laura Whitney Under the competent leadership of Miss Curry, the Glee Club has shown a steady growth and has become one of the richest and most active clubs in the college. The colorful tones of concert performances, assemblies, and local musical programs served to crystallize the efforts of the club in fostering music appreciation and furnishing an opportunity for pleasure derived from group singing. The peak of the year ' s accomplishments was reached in the eager and enthusiastic rendering of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, ' The Pirates of Penzance " . Wholeheartedly the entire cast " put its best foot forward ' and lived up to the expectations of the college, setting a new standard of achieve- ment for the clubs to come. Among the Glee Club members have been a group of Senior students working constantly and earnestly for its b etterment. During the past four years their staunch support has characterized the choral work of the club. In addition to members of the chorus, the Seniore also boast of the prominent parts played by Onerva Heikkinen in " Trial by Jury " , and Claire Andrews and Milo Galbraith in " The Pirates of Penzance " . ,Um yvd L lub Edna Charrier Howard Anderson Marion Philbin Miss Conlon President Vice-President and Treasurer Secretary Sponsor Membership in the Art Club, which formerly included only those interested in drawing and painting, this year was tremendously augmented by the ad- dition of the Camera Club. Crafts have been stressed this year and progress has been made in weaving, copper foil and leather work. The Camera Club under the direction of Warren Weibust has studied the operation and usage of the Camera. At Christmas time photographic cards were made. An entertaining illustrated lecture on pastels and their correct application was given by Mr. Kester Jewell, director of the Fitchburg Art Center. In addition the club has supplied posters for all events held during the college year. Jrchi ■i esira Mayo Tripp Edgar Lord Alexander MacAuslan Harry Erb Miss Curry President Vice-President Secretary and Librarian Treasurer Sponsor The College Orchestra is an organization which has for its aims the fur- nishing of instrumental music at special assembly programs and the annual concert with the Glee Club. It also provides an opportunity for students with instrumental experience to continue along more advanced lines and extend their knowledge and appreciation of classical music. Under the capable leadership of Miss Curry, our sponsor, the Orchestra has faithfully achieved its aims. Assembly programs, accompaniment to " Pirates of Penzance " , and Baccalaureate and Graduation music have been the media of doing so. Other activities which have featured two seniors, Mayo Tripp on the drums and James Brennan on the trumpet, are the Flag Day exercises and the academic procession at Commencement. James Brennan also played at the reception given last year in honor of Mr. Carpenter and at the dormitory Christmas Banquet this year. eJjebatinq Luto 9 Thomas Moran, President; George Peck, Vice-President; Turo Hallfors, Secretary; John McCaffrey, Treasurer; Gertrude M. Cunningham, Faculty Spon- sor; Carl Allgrove, Claire Andrews, Charles Dacy, Raymond Farguhar, Alfred Fuller, Elizabeth Hildebrandt, Harry Mitchell, Gertrude Mulcahy, and David Scanlon. palmer Mall Jjoubie (csjuartette Raymond Boyce, Richard Kelliher, Ralph Pearson, Alexander MacAuslan, Edwin Frye, Stuart Clemmer, Ralph Gray and Milo Galbraith. ■ Uarsitu J c i soccer Led by Captain Al Shinner, the F. T. C. eleven broke even in a six game schedule, winning the first three and losing the remaining three. The team played good ball throughout the season. The bright light of the season was the defeat of our traditional rivals, the Bridgewater team, by a score of 3-1. This in itself was enough to consider the season a successful one. Other victories were Arnold 3-1 and Springfield 3-1. After four years of participation Berry, Hansen, Miller, and Smith have rung down the curtain on their soccer days at F. T. C. Dependable players at all times, these men gave their best efforts to the team. During his senior year Miller developed into a real threat against the opposing teams. VARSITY MEN Captain Al Shinner Chet Smith Arnold Hansen Bill Miller Bill Konsavage Bill Sullivan Ralph Gray Shirley Perry Dick Finn Cliff Querolo " Jesse " James Dick Eagan Wally Cunningham Jim Amsler Dick Kitchen Melvin Sibulkin BILL MILLER An enthusiastic soccer man from his freshman year, Bill has developed into an all-round good player. His constant efforts on behalf of the team have shown re- sults in the better spirit and added ef- ficiency of the team. JIM BRENNAN A loyal and spirited player, Jim won his position on the soccer team in his junior year. He put plenty of fight into all of his games and has always been a real asset to the team. ARNOLD HANSEN A J. V. soccer player during his fresh- man year, Arnold moved into the varsit y during his second year. He was at all times a stalwart and dependable player; one who could be counted on to do his best for the team. n- Vi $ v m Uarditu (JSaskeWall i After a whirlwind start in which the team won four straight games, they had a complete reversal of form and were defeated four times before they could regain their stride. In the last three games of the season they began to look like themselves again, defeating such teams as R. I. C. E. and New Britain, the latter being a team that we had not beaten in many years, and losing a heart-breaker to a strong Hyannis team by one point. The junior varsity had one of its best seasons ever, with but one loss to a college team in eleven games. Next year ' s team will sorely miss four very talented Seniors. Bennett, Berry, and Smith won their places on the team in their freshman year and Deveikis joined them in his sophomore year. All four played on the team that won the New England Teachers College Championship in the 1938-1939 season. Berry, Deveikis, and Smith have all captained the team at some time during their four years at F. T. C. VARSITY MEN Paul Deveikis Chet Smith Gil Berry Bill Konsavage Nelson Kendall Dick Bejune Jim Amsler John Phillips BERT BENNETT Our star player during his freshman year, Bert has played clever basketball for four years. His accurate shooting has several times meant the difference be- tween winning and losing a game. GIL BERRY A member of our class to win his three- letter pin in his freshman year, Gil has always been a strong support on the soccer, basketball, and baseball teams. His popularity among his mates is well shown by the fact that he was chosen captain of the basketball team in his junior year. ■ u arAitu (l-)a5eball Since the baseball squad has been out for only a short while, it is difficult to predict what the future has in store. All positions seem to be well taken care of, and coach Kulcinski ' s only worry will be in finding a hurler that can last for nine innings. The baseball nine wili have a seven game schedule with the big game of the season with Bridgewater being played away from home. Other games include two games with Keene, Hyannis, and New Britain. The only senior graduating from this team will be Chet Smith, who has been a member of the team for four years. Other seniors who played for the team were Berry who played first base as a freshman and Deveikis who played first during his sophomore year. CHET SMITH One of our outstanding athletes, Chet won his three-letter pin in his freshman year. Throughout his four years he has been an important part of the soccer, basketball, and baseball teams. PAUL DEVEIKIS One of the most good-natured players on any team is our " Stoop " . This doesn ' t stop him from putting plenty of fight into a game. A star center on the basketball team as well as a good baseball player, Paul will be missed greatly by next year ' s teams. RALPH PEARSON Ralph ' s sports activities during his four years at F. T. C. have centered in tennis and ice hockey. The core of the tennis team for three years, Ralph has partici- pated in all of our tennis matches. As a hockey player he was a dependable for- ward and constant scorer. mor Sports f Because it is impractical to support more than our three varsity sports in a full-time schedule, tennis, hockey, track, and golf have been classed as minor sports. These have been organized and financed largely by the players. Although scheduled competition is irregular, these activities provide an op- portunity for many of our men to participate in sports in which they are interested. J, t niramura IS, r or ts The main purpose of the Intramural program is to provide an athletic program for the students who do not participate in varsity sports. This program is made up of basketball, touch football, volleyball, soft- ball, tennis, and ping pong. The Senior class has been very active in intramural sports and has had its share of stars. Among these are Edmond, Cousins, Hansen, Clemmer, Kirby, Sullivan, Stanley, Laubner, Mulski, Miller, Freeman, and Driscoll. ( o-edi tii ucauona tie. ecreauon tii This year the co-educational recreation program has been carried on in much the same way as in the past two years. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday noons during the winter from 12:20 to 1:10 the fellows and girls gather in the gym to play badminton, ping pong, volleyball, and shuffleboard. Bowling, which is carried on once a week at the Putnam Street Alley, is. also included in this program with tournaments between the teams. The co-educational recreation program as it now stands has proven to be very successful. It is hoped that in the future it will be extended to, include ice skating. ■ m m W. 4. 4. at 3.V.C. The W. A. A. provides a variety of wholesome activities, both group and individual, for all girl students at F. T. C. Many outstanding events throughout the year are sponsored by this organization. The Rally, at which time the Freshmen became members of the W. A. A., was the first event. Twenty-four Fitchburg girls accompanied by Miss Stafford and Miss Moriarty, attended the Sports Day at Keene S. T. C. The W. A. A. delegates to the Annual Athletic Conference of the M. S. T. C. which was held at Bridgewater were Lillian Szocik, Dorothy Hackett, and Madeline Viner. At the Christmas Party the Board members were awarded Board Pins. The final event was the presentation of awards at the W. A. A. Banquet. Throughout their four years many seniors have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field of athletics. Sirkka Waris, Lillian Szocik, Dorothy Hackett, Eileen Connelly, Eleanor Thurlow, Ursula Mulcahy and Beverly O Donnell have all proven to be great sports enthusiasts and outstanding sports participants as well as dependable workers on the Board. The girls at F. T. C. extend their most sincere thanks to Miss Stafford and Miss Bolger for their tireless efforts in trying to instill in the girls the value and need of good sportsmanship, fairness, and honesty which they themselves possess to the highest degree. 7 WHITE TEAM ORANGE TEAM ■ WHITE HOCKEY TEAM ORANGE HOCKEY TEAM j ield troche i ELEANOR THURLOW For the second consecutive time the White team captured the color series winning 1-0 and 6-3 in the two games. Eleanor Thurlow, head of hockey for two years, led the girls through a vigorous season of techniques and scrimmages. The traditional alumni hockey game was changed to a volleyball game because of inclement weather. ORANGE TEAM Eileen Connelly, Captain Kit Carson Gladys Lavin Mary O ' Connor Jane Lane Eleanor Thurlow Lil Szocik Fran Merritt Rita O ' Mealey Bea Whitten WHITE TEAM Ursula Mulcahy, Captain Marylin MacLean Dot Hackett Louella Topping Ruby Evans Tina Sironaitis Eila Honkonen Chickie Chadwick Marion McTigue Marion Nordos Sirkka Waris Gertrude Mulcahy Jane Beers Margie Killelea ■ ORANGE BASKETBALL TEAM H WHITE BASKETBALL TEAM (JjSaskewall GERTRUDE HERMANSON The White first and second teams captured the color series championship, climaxing a successful season under the direction of Gert Hermanson. The Juniors won the class championship by defeating the Seniors by forfeit. The major basketball event was the game with Keene, which Fitchburg won 40 to 20. Keene Seconds defeated Fitchburg Seconds, 42 to 20. ORANGE G. Hermanson L. Szocik A. Cox E. Thurlow E. Connelly F. Merritt D. Hughes G. Lavin B. O ' Donnell M. O ' Connor E. Mucha M. Healey D. Hughes WHITE S. Waris H. Chadwick M. Viner U. Mulcahy D. Hackett R. Evans M. MacLean N. Hadd L. Skorko T. Sironaitis E. Honkonen G. Mulcahy R. Goen V. Sullivan ORANGE VOLLEYBALL TEAM WHITE VOLLEYBALL TEAM oUeubait t MADELINE VINER Volleyball was ably coached by Madeline Viner in the 39-40 season. The Sophomores captured the class championship by defeating the Frosh 48 to 17 and the Junior-Senior team 29-24. The White team was victorious in the color series, defeating the Orange in 2 out of 3 games. 1. White 33 Orange 22 2. Orange 28 White 19 3. White 28 Orange 22 The White Seconds topped the Orange Seconds 45-14. WHITE TEAM L. Elkin H. Chadwick M. Viner R. Hughes R. Lagsdin M. Owens ORANGE TEAM M. O ' Connor F. Hardy F. Merritt G. Hermanson E. Connelly V. Sullivan R. Evans N. Hadd L. Skorko D. Joyce H. Wintturi V. Kenny E. Mucha H. Devecis D. Dahlquist mor Sports P I Bowling MARY O ' CONNOR , - 1 Softball EILEEN CONNELLY Tennis LOUELLA TOPPING Hiking RUBY EVANS Dancing BEVERLY ODONNELL ■ : L laM r4istor H Take-oH: September, 1937 — The new clipper " Spirit of ' 41 " took off for the F. T. C. Landing Field, manned by sixty-nine new cadets on their trial flight, and under the very watchful and guiding eyes of the regular crew. The first few days ' tension, caused by " initiation sickness " was doctored by the experienced pilots at an informal reception. From then on, Pilot Bert Bennett handled the controls, assisted by Co-pilot Ursula Mul- cahy, Chief Engineer John Mulski, and Air Hostess Ruth Kasper. " Flying Blind " through our first exams, we climbed to a higher altitude, where, out of ice formations on our ship came the Carnival Ball — and our Maroon and White Insignia floated on high. Happy Landings: Tamiris — " Kind Lady " — W. A. A. rally . . . black, orange, or white — All-School Social — The Magi ' s Gift — the Juniors ' Promenade . . . New York comes to the library — Robert Frost — the Todd Lecture . . . dem- ocracy exemplified with the presence of three religious denominations — Class Day . . . and " butterflies are drenched " . Gas was running low — time to refuel! Refueling Station: September, 1938 — The " Spirit of ' 41 " , leaving fourteen of its own crew behind, and replacing the Senior officers with new recruits from the High School Bases, took off on the second lap of its flight with Beverly O ' Donnell re- placing Ruth Kasper as Air Hostess. Violent winds and the hurricane blew us into the " Cannibal Village " where, awaiting repairs, we in- dulged in " savage amusement " . . . dances, cannibal stew, etc. . . . this we considered to be the sky soaring event of the year. At this stage of our trip the entire crew voted to have unification of the " Clipper ' s Activities " . Favorable weather conditions prevailed for Class Day — highlighted by the Horace Mann Centennial . . . delayed march of classes . . . (where ' s the goat) . . . pageants . . . sing out. Happy Landings: Trial by Jury — Daisy Mayme — the first Carnival Weekend . . . with the class of ' 42 making its debut: . . . roller skating, snow fun, snow images, the Ball, the Queen — ■ H.M.S. Pinafore — the Juniors ' Promenade ... off campus — Gav-Hawks ' . . . formal and presen- tation — Todd Lecture . . . who could forget De Haas. Trial flight was over — " solos " in sight! Solo Flight: September, 1939 — " Contact " — and the Maroon and White Clipper took off for the third time. Many an " air pocket " and much thunder and lightning were encountered in preparation for the Junior Prom — but with clearing skies and sunny weather a smooth landing was made at the " Princess Field " , Hotel Somerset. Received radio flashes that two sguadrons, repre- sentatives to the Stick Conference and to the Women ' s At hletic Sguadron " , forced down in the " Gym Cornfield " sponsored an " Old- fashioned Barn Dance " to which all the other flight sguadrons were invited. Hours spent in instruction, observation, guestioning, trial and error, and the study of methods were finally to be tested. The majority of the crew, at this time, set out to pilot their own planes — the big test — Solo " Training " Flight — would we win our stripes? Happy Landings: High-ranking Dramatic Club presentation . . . " Death Takes a Holiday " — Sophomore Dance . . . within the walls of the Pilgrim Stockade — Miss Worth- ington ' s " Sally and Her Kitchens " — Flight Commander Carpenter promoted to a higher rank — Snowless Winter Carnival — the Glee Club flashes the Christmas Mes- sage — Ex-Chancellor Bruening at the Todd Lecture — Gav-Hawk — ■ the Seniors ' Promenade — Class Day . . . Polkas . . . reels . . . remembrances. The crew of ' 41 becomes . . . Senior Officers. Wings Over F.T.C. September, 1940 — The " Spirit of ' 41 " took off on the final lap of its flight — solo " training " flights were over — and the clipper headed for the Fitchburg Airdrome with its full crew. The " Flight Report " was made ready for presen- tation, and crew pictures, biographies, and memoirs were flashed across the sky. The crew gathered together for their final flight party and — as Senior Officers — promenade at the Vesper Country Club. The clipper speeds down the runway — the officers guide it to a " Three Point Landing " — and the crew is to be decorated by the Colonel and his Staff with their final award — " Wings " . Happy Landings: " The Barretts " — " Halloween Spooks " at the Sophomore Dance — W. A. A. . . . play days, rallies, banguets . . . blazers, pins, monograms — Christmas Tableaux — Winter Carnival . . . sports arena, carni- val ball, and first prize for " Betsy Ross " — John Gilbert Thompson memorial assembly — the Gav- Hawk, Junior Prom, Senior Prom — Class Day, Bacca- laureate, Commencement . . . the flight is over! " Wings " . . . and the crew of ' 41 take off! Class Song V ° Pg MUSIC UALPH PEARSON a,,U. GCOUCrf JOSEPH THtODOKF LAUBNtR U- JOHN MUli ' KI V; 4 a tt? J iito j t -± k Oh ' h ' tehburcj we will stand by you The friends you have ore staunch onW true . lr Q. 23itt i 5fi I3±2 a i am. 6Q years « e have yet to spend we ' ll c)facf|y give until fheend. Here and nowwe pie c qp f 5 fm i7 ±E ► £ 33 i 3 cJrfi ±J thee to keep thy spirit free for weve faiih hope- trust love for our F. T. C. Q d i 3 4 to - ge - tfrr w-e will fol ' lov be - neoYh maroon and wit 6: ihoucjh the journey rwy he itt 3 S ££tt ±fc£ te «iry vw ' fl think of you a 901-c mg light . Our rtlawlVlakr long we ' ll (be- run Pff»f 3 33 3 ihfH it cx,o thine i - dea Is ere up - hold for we ' ve faith- hope trust love for our f T. C . 1 1 m K • « ■ r ■8 1 ' t i and Women Wifll f U _ « Rf ■ : a jk H ■HHBB 1 " !• r:.yf r» K ALMA MATER— SCHOOL SONG Words by Mollik Wild, 1927 Music by Elizabeth D. Pbxry =t t= LZzf: 1 |=tgt » 1. In days a - go, when life, we dreamed, Was i - deal as it seemed, And 2. In dayB to come, if life laid bare Seems [far more gray than fair, Or 5 E B -0— - E=tE f 1 » i £2- -fr— te- - - V V - = . - p m m - — — + + m r m A Wr r|tz ' » • - c- • • _ ? tho ' ts of un-taught youth soared high,While oa-ly joy came nigh. 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PSi £: - — 0- ih Jt ••: : • e .if. • • • • « . 22: II • • I ■ •■«■ !■■■ ■P Sffi ■ ■ Jke L,ta66 xAJlii We, the Class of ' 41, are departing, taking with us cherished memories of the days, months, and years spent on the campus of the Fitchburg Teachers College. That these memories will linger forever in our hearts we know; they were planted there four years ago and have grown and flourished with each succeeding semester. We, then, in order to give the underclassmen a clearer understanding, a wiser conception, and a deeper love for our Alma Mater, hereby bequeath the following: Firstly: To the Freshman Class: The unity, the friendship, the loyalty and the spirit that we, as a class, have experienced these past four years, and which we feel will endure forever. Secondly: To the Sophomore Class: The success, the fun, and the thrill we received from our Junior and Senior years at college. May your proms, your parties and your Class Days bring you as many pleasures and memories as ours bring to us. Thirdly: To the Junior Class: The responsibility, and the dignity that is becoming to you as the future seniors of our college. May your coming year be a fitting climax to your college days, and may it serve to strengthen your friendships, guide your activities, and record your accomplishments at F. T. C. Fourthly: To the Administration: Our heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude for the help, the co- operation and the advice given to us as Freshmen, which has been sup- planted by the faith, trust, and responsibility placed in us as Seniors. Fifthly: To the 1942 Saxifrage Board: The task of " re-discovering and collecting " all the events of your four years at college — formals, banquets, sports, pictures, memoirs — and publishing them in the 1942 Saxifrage so that they will serve, in years to come, not only as a reminder of your own classmates, but also of the friends who have preceded you and will succeed you as Alumni of F. T. C. Sixthly: To the Various Organizations: Our appreciation for the many and varied experiences we have received as participants in your productions and activities during our college life. These, we assure you, will remain a vivid part of our happy memories. Seventhly: To our Alma Mater: An earnest hope and fervent desire that we can carry into our professional careers those qualities of honesty, sincerity, fortitude and perseverance which you have instilled in us — so that one day we may return to your beloved campus as loyal " Standard Bearers " of the ideals you uphold. 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Matthews Motor Co. Bakers Brockelman ' s Banks Fidelity Cooperative Bank Fitchburg Savings Bank Safety Fund Nat ' l Bank Worcester County Trust Co. Barbers DiGeronimo ' s Joe the Barber Beauty Shops Normal Beauty Shop Books The Book Shop Main Street Cameras and Supplies Fitchburg Camera Shop, Inc. Catering P. C. Hicks Kendall Catering Co. Caps and Gowns C. E. Ward Co. Cleaners Ayer Cleansers and Furriers Deluxe Cleaners Dyers Clothing — Men ' s F. H. Lane Co. Miller Clothing Co. Clothing — Women ' s The Emily Shop Helen ' s Miller Clothing Co. Roger ' s Ward ' s Quality Shop Coal Fitchburg Coal Co. Dance Studios Dolly McDaid Department Stores Army and Navy Store Druggists Central Pharmacy The Whelan Drug Co. Murphy Drug Co. Electric Utilities Corey Electric Co. Fitchburg Gas Electric Light Co. Florists Lesure the Florist Ritter for Flowers Food Bolton-Smart Co. Brockelman ' s C. A. Cross S Co. James Heslam Co. Rival Food, Inc. Furriers Nathan the Furrier Baylin ' s Fur Shop Richmond the Furrier The Model Fur Shop Hardware Fitchburg Hardware Co. Hotels Hotel Raymond Insurance W. E. Putney Fitchburg Mutual Fire Insurance Co. The B. E. Gage Agency Interior Decorators Kidder S Davis Jewelers L. G. Balfour Co. S. M. Nathan, Inc. Rice S Co. Laundry City Steam Laundry Milk Clover Hill Farms, Inc. Fitchburg Creamery Office Supplies Fitchburg Office Supplies Optometrists Dr. F. H. Gathecole Organizations Fitchburg Council, B. S. A. Photographers Purdy Plumbing Heating The Jennison Co. Printers Spaulding-Moss Co. Restaurants Spas College Spa Fitchburg Lunch Ye Olde Oyster Bar Clover Hill Restaurant Blake ' s Services The Special Service Bureau Shoes George Bros. W. C. Goodwin, Inc. Sporting Goods Iver Johnson Sporting Goods Co. R. M. Pearson Tailors Di Lucci, " The Tailor " Teacher ' s Agencies The Grace M. Abbott Teachers Agency The Cary Teachers Agency of Boston Fickett Teachers Agency Fiske Teachers Agencies Theaters Cummings Theater Fitchburg Theater Lyric Theater Sheas Theater Universal Theater Transportation Fitchburg and Leominster Street Railway Co. Independent Cab Co. Yellow Cab Turunen ' s Motor Coach Service I I ”
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