Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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Wood Hot £ Staff 5 — Sponsors 6 — Dedication 9 — Faculty 1 8 — Class History 21 — Seniors 61 — Underclassmen 69 — Sports 81 — Organizations 103 — Candids 0Y feV S ) m We, the Class of 1953, sincerely appreciate the tireless efforts Mr. Daniel Healy has shown in guiding our class. His genuine friendliness and helpful guidance has made it possible for us to attain our goal more easily. " Thanks with sincerity . . . the Class of ' 53. " Daniel L. Healy £fiondab4. We, the Class of 1953, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to Miss Marion Clark, for her unparallel assistance in helping us to pro- duce our College Yearbook. She has been an understanding and loyal sponsor these past four years. " Today we pledge anew . . . our gratitude to you. " Marion E. Clark dedication Education has certain moral virtues that are necessary if a democracy is to progress. The virtues underlying collegiate athletics are representative in part of all that is Education. In athletic participation, sportsmanship, co-op- eration and confidence in one ' s self and team-mates are necessary for success. That person who can in- culcate these qualities in his students, not only on the playing field but in the classroom, is worthy of re- cognition. Such a person is Mr. Robert Elliot. For those students who have been fortunate enough to train under him, the coach has fostered an attitude that is conducive to a healthy body and a healthy mind. Those students who have not been sd fortunate have profited indirectly from observing the results of his efforts. By means of the inter- collegiate sports program, many have seen these virtues exemplified in those whom the coach has helped to educate It is for this reason, that we, the Class of 1953, take pleasure in dedicating this yearbook to Mr Robert Elliot, who has given us four years of worthy leadership. ■ es tevfc Probably every intelligent person who has ever lived has thought of each year of his life as being a " criti- cal " time. That does not make these current years any less important, for we realize that only through effective teaching can the race between science and survival be won for civilization. No one teacher can accomplish all that needs to be done, but each of you can have some small hand in this process. May you always do as you have done during your college years — assume more than your share of responsibility. I am certain that you will face your new challenges sincerely devoted to the welfare of society. Josephine A. Bolger S0A S ' The school they tell us makes the man. But it is the teachers that make the school. " 11 terifiUnXf, Rachel S. Bruce Assistant Director of Training William R. Tracey Director of Training 9+uHul Ual A U James J. Hammond Director of Industrial Arts ScUaoi ol f lusiAin f Grace Gummo Principal of School of Nursing SfieclcU ZduxxUion John R. Eichorn Assistant Professor of Special Education Zdcjesilif, School Marian Cushman, Elmo M. Johnson, Elizabeth O ' Connor, Louise Wingate, Margaret McDowell, Luella Topping, Elizabeth Quattlander 2 illon School Catherine C. Weston Marion F. Anthony Margaret Shea IfutUoSl JiiCfll John H. Fitzgerald, George E. Hutchinson, Clifford W. Hague, Edward T. Donnelly, Eckhart A. Jacobsen, Everett E. Koehler, Arthur E. Purinton, Walter E. Harrod Charles Messner, Edward T. Donnelly, Charles C. Butler, Joseph E. Underwood, John J. Kelley, Jr., Signe Antile, Anna F. Philbin, Ralph L. Small O tJUuJ UcU Jnli Plul iOfiluf, Michael J. Conlon SciA cience Dr. Helen B. Ross Dr. Edwin R. Clark £ i flibU Lillian Tater, Phillip A. McMurray, Belle M. Nixon, Louis P. Shepherd, Daniel L. Healy, A. Orin Leonard Sacial Sdettoe Dr. Richard B. Michaels, Chester Smalsky, Arthur C. Harrington, Roger F. Holmes 14 McUU natioi Ralph F. Weston Elizabeth M. Haskins PUusiieal £ducatu)4t Robert G. Elliot Marion E. Clarke Alt and Mwtic Front row: Ann C. Smith, Elizabeth Crowley, Arline Webster, Eleanor Cairnes, Elizabeth Hassett, Mildred Courtemanche Second row: Rita Ryan, Doris Campbell, Thelma Duncan, Duane Armstrong, Roberta Cutting, Mary O ' Sullivan, Catherine Marotta Florence D. Conlon Richard L. Kent NunAinxj, 15 Pi4jxdtola fif, Josephine A. Bolger Max M. Kostick jdibbGSUf, A. Orin Leonard Mary Barnicle, R.N., Pnscilla Arnold, Ruth T. Phillips, Mrs. Allon Lohtinen, Pauline Lavoie, Herbert Clements, Claire Lavoie, Edith Hemlin A(XMUUA.buitlO l 16 17 ass s w Royalty Training with the Indians Perhaps we weren ' t unusual when we entered T. C. but we have cer- tainly made up for it. The green on the ivy was just a reflection of the " Class of ' 53. " Now the ivy is gone and we too are leaving. Let ' s just reminisce a bit . . . How could we forget . . . the green bows and name tags . . . Fresh- man Weekend with Mr. Kent and " Ham N ' Eggs, " the dance in Miller Hall; boys in one corner, girls in the other. But we ' ve learned . . . Pussy Gaylord, pushed an onion with her nose . . . Buddy Stevenson, Joe O ' Toole, Charley Bird sang " Java Jive " in the Freshman Talent Show . . . Caroling on front campus, and the wet reception we got . . . The Carnival Ball that year was " the best " ; the crystal throne, walls covered with evergreen, and we covered with fireproofing material ... we had snow, too, and won the sculpturing contest with our monkeys . . . Marks came out and some of us departed . . . Some of us won ' t forget Jim Craffey and Dick Mulligan in the Esso Minstrel that year . . . Tuesday night dances were in full swing . . . gals remember Denny Rickeby, Dick York??? fellas remember Patti Garneau, Mary Farrisey, Dee Mulvey??? . . . This was the year of " THE PICNIC " . . . C ' est le Guerre and Tom Convery . . . Newman Club girls won the intra- mural basketball championship . . . Miss McCarty and her eternal question " Who lived in the house with the red door? " . . . who cared . . . Dr. Ross came to us and made scarfs the " vogue " . . . Mr. Harrington and the " 17 cut " system, his wonderful smile and heartwarming handshake . . . Miss Haskins and the Sadie Hawkin ' s costume . . . Miss Clark, new to the faculty, our gym classes and the C ' s for cutting once . . . Mr. Healy and the Teachers College on the Cape and " my singing career " . . . Ah, Orientation . . . Officers: Ed Flynn, Gloria Spadaro, Lainey Weiner, Fran Roberts. The green grew paler as the year flew faster ... as Sophomores we can remember . . . the Social Committee, Buddy Stevenson, Malerin Miller, Charley Woodhams, Francis Wood . . . Dr. Sanders left and Dr. White ushered in . . . the Halloween Dance, spider web, devil ' s costumes . . . the barracks burned and Anne McKeeman was at a loss ... no snow Winter Carnival weekend . . . remember " Suzy " . . . the cry this year was $25 Monkey Business Ah yes, the Junior Prom 18 At her best! for blood donations in Connecticut . . . " Fun-Nite " was the greatest . . . the sunburns at the Esso Formal, boy was my face red . . . " The Bartered Bride, " Beth Stombelis and Anne Popoloski . . . Class Day tradition broken, no hoops and marching . . . Mrs. Simmons and " what are the natural cultural factors concerning . . . " Officers: Ed Flynn, Helen Lou Turner, Gloria Spadaro, Charles Bird. The " green " is gone now and the year seems but a fleeting moment . . . there was only one class ahead of us, and if you think back ... to our successful soccer season, won four, tied three . . . Joe Farias, our All-Ameri- can soccer player . . . the Junior Prom at the Hotel Somerset, acclaimed the " Best Ever " . . . the year of the " great campusing, " or in book length, " Incarcerated for a Month " . . . the " flag pole " incident . . . Nancy Kenney and Bcb Smith, King and Queen . . . Training and all the Dean ' s list stu- dents . . . Moose made an impression on all . . . " the banner " still missing . . . won the snow sculpture again with shamrock, harp and pipe . . . Holy Cross became a good dating possibility for many . . . Officers: Fran Roberts, Anne McKeeman, Martha Mannion, Buddy Stevenson. The " green " has now become a reflection, but this time a reflection of envy from the underclassmen . . . the activities of the " class of ' 53 " have topped all . . . this was the year of the beany and the rope pull . . . the beginning of our year book, did we ever think that it would come out on time . . . ah, Progressivism . . . we still led the pace in " Dean ' s List " students . . . snow sculpture winners again . . . Dr. Michaels, the New York Times, and cross-word puzzles . . . the senior assembly and commencement weekend . . . cur semi-formal ... it is towards the end of it all that even the boys get a little sentimental ... we thank our class sponsors for their patience and understanding, and extend best wishes to next year ' s Senior Class . . . We, the Class of 1953 will always remember, " The home where fortune beams. " Officers: Jerry Kennedy, Betty Kelleher, Genna Gibbons, George Smolanskis. " Hooping it up " We had our banner, then Our Own Olympic Team ' Eat, drink, and be merry! ' 19 20 21 1 T resident JEROME KENNEDY Industrial Arts " Jerry " . . . jokes galore . . . " You get mad too easy " . . . Erin go Bragh . . . Mr. President . . . always there when there is work to be done . . . generous assistant on any project . . . Soangetaha. Class President; Mohawk, Vice-President; Newman Club, President; Palmer Hall Board. Vice-President ELIZABETH KELLEHER Elementary " Betty . . . cute as can be . . . " Mighty Mouse " . . . refreshing personality . . . twinkling eyes and ready smile . . . genuine and lasting friend . . . tends to be artistic . . . Fidus Achates. Class Vice-President; Philodemic; Newman Club; Ski Club. Secretary GEORGE SMALANSKAS Industrial Arts " George " . . . makes little noise but gets a lot done nile . . . steady friend . . . dependable . keeper of the money . . . affable . . . Amid. Class Treasurer; Goveleer; Newman Club. Treasurer GENEVIEVE GIBBONS Elementary " Genna " . . . five foot two personified . . . completely unaffected . . . likes to Mix things up . . . animated countenance set off by a radiant smile . . . candid . . . year ' round resident . . . Fidus Achates. Class Secretary; Philodemic, Vice-President, Secretary; Newman Club; Stick; W. A. A. Board, White Team Cap- tain, Head of Swimming; Volleyball; Field Hockey; Soft- ball; Senior Prom Committee; A. F. C. W. Conference. 22 ». NICHOLAS ALBONDY Industrial Arts " Nick " . . . active in class projects and student govern- ment ... a roving eye . . . tremendous amount of deter- mination . . . masculine charm . . . culinary art . . . I. A. all the wcy . . . " Let ' s go down to the sea again " . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Student Council; Newman Club; Stick, Production Manager; Saxifrage, Directory Co-Editor. BLAIR ARSENAULT Junior High " Frenchie " . . . chief chef of the Gavs . . . cooperative . . . short in stature, strong in heart . . . can hold his own on any subject . . . erudite . . . good sport . . . Amici. Gaveleer; Newman Club; Glee Club. ARTHUR AXON Industrial Arts Art " . . . the strong individualist . . . fountain of friendship . . . family man . . . benign disposition . . . sensible nature . . . ardent sports fan . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric, Secretary; Basketball. EDWARD BALCOM Junior High " Buz " . . . quiet unobtrusive exterior conceals a sharp, anhydrous wit ... a practical philosopher with on inqui- sitive nature . . . sports minded . . . " fancy dan " with a basketball ... a staunch friend always . . . Phi D Ita Pi. Esoteric; Basketball. 23 PAUL BALLANTINE Industrial Arts " Gink " . . . likeable personality . . . composite of gravity and wit . . . former Eagles rooter . . . sharp sense of humor . . . the ladies ' favorite escort . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Art Club; Winter Carnival Committee. RENDA BARON Elementary " Renda " . . . always has a joke . . . makes every time a good time . . . hair of ebony . . . regular bus to Dillon . . . working her way through . . . free time spent at the Spa. Newman Club; Glee Club, Librarian; Ski Club; Junior Prom Committee. GEORGE BAUSH Industrial Arts " George " . . . quiet, efficient, amiable family man . . . the protege of Horry James . . . perfect record for com- muting home every weekend . . . one of the " three boys. " Student Christian Association; Dramatic Club; Winter Car- nival Committee. PRISCILLA BENTO Elementary " P. B. " . . . sincere, industrious . . . ready with a kind word and a helping hand for everyone . . . many talents — musical, artistic, and secretarial . . . one of the fifty under Civil Service, but apparently headed for Tarbox, Inc. Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Glee Club; Art Club; Winter Carnival Committee; Senior Prom Committee. 24 RALPH BESSLER Junior High " Ralph " . . . outstanding head in soccer . . . always willing to take on more responsibilities, large or small . . . likes to visit Miller Hall . . . excellent card and cribbage man . . . nonchalant manner . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; S. C. A.; Stick, Sports Editor; Twig, Soccer Manager. STANLEY BERNATOWICZ Industrial Arts " Stan " . . . Multi-athletic sportsman from Gardner . . . unruffled . . . leads the Mohawks in an unobtrusive man- ner . . . " still waters run deep " . . . Soangetalin. Mohawk, Chief; Newman Club; Saxifrage, Directory Co- Editor; Soccer; Baseball, Co-Captain. GEORGE BOSWORTH Industrial Arts " George " . . . zealous class and S. C. A. member . . . standing veteran of the dining hall . . . dancing a specialty . . . Glee Club enthusiast . . . expert on Vermont ski trails . . . qualified student . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk, Secretary, Alumni Secretary; Student Council, Treasurer; Student Christian Association, President, Vice- President; Glee Club; Ski Club; Epsilon Pi Tun. OVILA BREAU Junior High " Ovila " . . . regular . . . good sense of humor . . . one of DeSpirito ' s staunch supporters . . . friendship con- stant . . . Gate Tender of the Rails . . . Veteran of World War II . . . Amici. Gaveleer; Newman Club. 25 RICHARD BROWN Industrial Arts " Dick " excellent example of a true Cape Cod sports- man . . . outstanding artistic ability . . . complement to the masculine race . . . extraordinary singer of folk songs . . . needs no shoulder padding . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Student Christian Association; Palmer Hall Board, President; Saxifrage, Art Editor. CHESTER BURWICK Junior High " Chet " . . . friendly . . . easy going . . . loyal com- muter . . . basketball stalwart . . . independent . . . possessor of a subtle wit . . . staunch supporter of the com- muting men ' s room . . . Amid. Gaveleer. RUTH CARLSON Junior High " Ruth " . . . athletically minded . . . expert camper . . . industrious . . . chalk talks . . . Gardnerite . . . future in Physical Education . . . serious minded. Student Christian Association; Field Hockey; Volleyball. RUTH CLARK Junior High " Ruthie " . . . quiet and reserved in manner . . . very capable and willing worker . . . T. C. ' s own Leslie Caron when it comes to dancing . . . expressive, sparkling eyes sincere in all she says and does . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian, President; Student Christian Association; Dra- matic Club; Glee Club, Secretary. 26 MARY CLOUGHERTY Elementary " Mary " . . . girl with the madonna face . . . tenaciously Toke . . . true Irish colleen . . . penetrating blue eyes . . . reserved . . . demure . . . Mohawk fan . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon, Vice-President; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Art Club; Stick; Winter Carnival Committee; W. A. A. Board, Head of Badminton. THELMA COHEN Elementary " Thel " . . . " Anybody for bridge? " . . . phone calls and dates . . . well informed on a variety of subjects . . . has a pleasant word ready always . . . rushes madly from Spa to classes . . . potential executive. Glee Club. RONALD CORMIER Junior High " Ronald " ... a quiet gentlemen . . . conscientious and sincere student . . . has a superb tenor voice . . . loves opera and the movies . . . always a friendly smile. Newman Club; Glee Club. DONALD CRAFT Industrial Arts " Stretch " ... a connoisseur of fine foods . . . the brave knight of Burbank . . . home-spun philosopher . . . the scholar of I. A. . . . Stick leg-man ... 6 ' 4 " of integrity. Student Christian Association, St irk. 27 RAWLAND CRESSER Industrial Arts " Hap " . . . last one in . . . first one out . . . G. E. ' s consultant engineer who gayly philosophizes . . . Unions Beware! . . . the larger car will surely accommodate his rapidly growing family ... a housing project die-hard. JOANNE CURTIS Elementary " Jo " . . . friendly in a quiet way . . . easily excitable, especially when a test is due . . . marvelous dancer . . . spends much time writing letters . . . blushes easily and often . . . favors the Army . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian, Hospitality Chairman; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Ski Club; Commuting Women ' s Board. JOHN DA LUZ Junior High " Johnny " . . . competition for Arthur Murray on the donee floor ... all those clothes! . . . that New Bedford way with women . . . wit and charm combined . . . confi- dence in the future . . . travel, his password . . . Phi Delta PL Esoteric, Corresponding Secretary; Newman Club; Ski Club, President, Treasurer. MARILYN DEMPSEY Elementary " Marilyn " . . . sugar and spice . . . the telltale heart . loves to study . . . always the click of the knitting needles . . . chauffeur to many a party . . . sincere in her friendships. Newman Club; Dramatic Club. 28 IP- GERTRUDE DENAULT Elementary " Trudy " . . . " Beautiful Brown Eyes " . . . proof that good things come in . . . quiet competence . . . a lecder among women . . . believer in " never walk when you can run " . . . the kind you look up to . . . convert to the profession . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic, President, Vice-President; Newman Club, W. A. A. Board, President, Senior Representative, White Team Captain; Field Hockey; Volleyball; Basketball; Softball; A.F.C.W. Conference; Halloween Dance Committee; Senior Prom Committee. LEO DENNIS Junior High " Leo " . . . destined for success as a teacher . . . marked scholarship . . . profound supporter of Mr. Stevenson . . . enjoying married life . . . pleasing personality . . . ambi- tious and competent. Class Ring Committee. ELIZABETH DUHAMEL " Betty " . . . for whom the Belle tolls . . . low voice is characteristic ... a Private enterprise . . . brilliancy combined with charm . . . sweet sophisticate . . . fasti- dious dress . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic; Newman Club, Librarian; Dramatic Club; Stick-, Co-Editor; W. A. A. Board; White Team Captain; Saxifrage, Write-ups Editor; Class Ring Committee; Senior Prom Committee; Columbia Scholastic Press Conference. ROBERT DUNCAN Junior High " Dune " . . . entertainer in the commuting men ' s room . . . excellent man on the basketball court . . . possesses a large repertoire of stories . . . has pumped many gallons of gas . . . took the steps down the oisle . . . Soanfji taha. Mohawk, Commuting Men ' s Board, Vice-President; Basket- ball. 29 CHARLES DUREN Junior High " Charlie " . . . oce Geographer . . . mischievous . . attracted to the out of doors . . . interest in skiing . . Miller Hall ' s favorite guest . . . S. C. A. all the way. Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Ski Club; Soccer JOSEPH FARIAS Industrial Arts " Joe " . . . F. T. C. ' s All-American soccer player . . . always wears a smile . . . scholastically inclined . . . was a confirmed bachelor . . . sportsmanship his byword . . . leader of the student body . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk, Vice-President; Student Council, President, Vice- President; Newman Club; Epsilon Pi Tan; N. E. Teachers Conventions; Soccer, Co-Captain. LYMAN FARRAR Junior High " Lyman " ... " a gentleman from sole to crown " . . . acme of perfection . . . adaptable . . . endowed with musi- cal ability . . . could be found in the library . . . the last of the Farrors? Student Christian Association; Dramatic Club; Glee Club. RICHARD FITZGERALD Junior High " Fitzie " . . . humor at its best . . . prefers hunting and fishing to all other sports . . . hails from the " Chair City " . . . main interest his family and then his rabbit hounds . . . Amici. Gaveleer; Newman Club; Commuting Men ' s Board. 30 ■p EDWARD FLYNN Junior High " Ed " . . . ability — quantity and quality . . . clean cut appearance . . . Dean ' s List from way back . . . Enright ' s Bull in a China Shop . . . cctive interest in the Fall River Yacht Club . . . admirable ambition . . . Phi Delta Pi. Class President; Student Co-op, Treasurer; Esoteric, Vice- President; Newman Club; Saxifrage, Circulation Manager; Winter Carnival Committee; Halloween Dance Committee. PATRICIA FOLEY Elementary " Pat " . . . literary talent . . . good committee worker . . . imaginative ideas . . . knows all the alumni . . . life of any party . . . loves to harmonize . . . one of the High- land Ave. commuters . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon, Corresponding Secretary; Newman Club, Secre- tary; Dramatic Club; Stick; Public Relations Board; Winter Carnival Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee. ALAN FORESMAN Junior High " A " . . . rugged commuter from Ashby . . . equally at home on the court or soccer field ... a ready smile and irrepressible good spirit ... a welcome asset in any campus activity . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Soccer, Co-Captain; Baseball; Basketball. GLORIA FRANCESCONI Junior High " Glo " . . . strong minded individual . . . claims two states for her residence . . . mod moth major with a dis- taste for geography . . . believes women are superior to men . . . the Simon Legree of the small commuter ' s room . . . enjoys music from Bach to Boogie. Newman Club; Glee Club, Librarian. 31 JOAN FREDENBURG Elementary " Joan " . . . worker from the word go . . . face of Venus . loves to sing and harmonize ... " I like Mike " . . . talent galo:e . . . excellent taste in dress . . . advocate of the pony tail . . . Holy Cross lover . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKolon; Newman Club, Vice-President, Secretary; Dra- matic Club, Vice-President; Glee Club; Art Club; Stick; Saxifrage, Editor; Columbia Scholastic Press Conference; Winter Carnival Committee; Senior Prom Committee; W. A. A. Board, Head of Tennis; Field Hockey; Volleyball; Softball. PEGGY FRYE Elementary " Peggy " . . . soft-spoken . . . quiescent charm . . . individualist . . . Irish eyes are smiling . . . Mulligan ' s pride and joy . . . consummate courtesy . . . constantly in the commuter ' s room . . . Gnothi Se iuto)i. ToKalon, Corresponding Secretary; Dramatic Club. ROBERT GALLANT Industrial Arts " Bob " . . . energy unconcealed . . . stage director . . . always willing to do a little typing . . . Mr. Personality . . . enthusiasm plus . . . let ' s play " owl " . . . sincerity a trade mark ... a friend indeed . . . Soangetaha. Mohowk; Newman Club; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee. PRISCILLA GAYLORD Junior High " Pussy " . . . sincere understudy of Dr. Ross . . . such versatile ideas for S. C. A. activities! . . . interests lie in the field of natural sciences . . . definite plans for the future. Student Christian Association; Art Club; Stick. 32 IW STEPHEN GIACOPPE Junior High " Steve " . . . F. T. C. ' s leading shutterbug . . . will make a good soldier . . . considerable knowledge of things biolo- gical . . has many pictures in the developer . . . one of the card sharks . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Newman Club; Stick ' , Photographer; Commuting Men ' s Board; Basketball. BETTY ANN GILBOY Elementary " Betty Ann " . . . " Miss Efficiency " . . . " A " training whiz . . . piano player par excellence . . . very conscien- tious . . . reserved . . . daughter of Arcadia . . . naive. Student Christian Association; Dramatic Club; Sticl:. THERESA GOGUEN Elementary " Terry " . . . petite ' n ' sweet . . . always " sharp " at music . . . believes in the old adage " an apple a day " . . . constantly busy with outside activities. Newman Club; Glee Club. PATRICIA GRIFFIN Elementary " Pat " . . . efficient and industrious . . . collection of friends . . . connoisseur of jewelry . . . movie goer plus . . . easy to talk to . . . Epicurean taste . . . butt room night owl . . . Sigma I Ipha Delta. Adelphian, Secretary; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Stit :K Miller Holl Board, Secretary, Vice-President; Winter Car- nivol Committee; Senior Prom Committee. 33 RUTH HACKING Junior High " Ruthie " . . . " Have you met my Ruthie? " ... a whiz at math . . . efficient keeper of the Co-op books . . . has the courage of her convictions, especially when argu- ing politics . . . loves to sleep — but lives happily during those waking hours. Student Christian Association; Saxifrage, Secretary; Soft- ball. ROBERT HAGSTROM Industrial Arts " Bob " . . . active automobile enthusiast . . . likes to tramp in the woods . . . made famous by his model " A " . . . independent gentleman . . . amiable and discreet . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Student Christian Association; Glee Club. STANLEY HALUSKA Industrial Arts " Stan " . . . patient and tolerant personality . . . always ready to listen to anybody about anything . . . the fire chiefs honor student for three years . . . Madeline ' s departure necessitated frequent week-end visits. HELEN HAMMOND Elementary " H " . . . natural leader . . . tireless worker for the Co-op . . . always ready to lend a helping hand . . . boosts Dillon . . . magnanimous of heart . . . terrific sport . . . indus- trious . . . (Inothi Seauton. ToKalon; Student Council, Secretary; Newman Club; Glee Club; W. A. A., Vice-President, Secretary; New York Con- ference. 34 •-m DONALD HANKINSON Junior High " Don " . . . successful musician . . . " tinkles the ivories ' . . . keen, dry sense of humor . . . caffeine addict . . witty and versatile . . . reader of historical novels . . nice guy. PETER HARLEY Junior High " Pete " . . . poker fiend . . . liking for literature loyal to the commuting men ' s room . . . easy going man of mystery . . . one of the chosen " children " . . ARTHUR HARRINGTON Industrial Arts " Art " . . . always affable . . . reliable in any situation . . . conscientious worker . . . zest for parties and love of life ... on enthusiastic club supporter . . . genial person- ality tempered by sincerity and frankness. . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Ski. Club; Palmer Hall Board; Junior Prom Committee. ELIZABETH HARRINGTON Elementary " Betty " . . . smile for everyone . . . lover of the Eso- terics . . . always ready for a good time . . . Phil ' s ardent fan . . . neat dresser . . . dry sense of humor . . . Gnothi S auton. ToKalon; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Ski Club; Winter Carnival Committee; Halloween Dance Committee. 35 1 - i » r V: 1 % . ::■ jjg jl Ik 1 III i ROY HAYWARD Industrial Arts " Roy " ... a cosmopolite of the first order . . . likeable, casual manner and easy humor . . . talented dancer . . . smooth dresser . . . staunch supporter of I. A. . . . gifted conversationalist . . . enjoys life to the eleventh degree . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Epsilon Pi Tan. DAVID HEMPEL Junior High " Dave " . . . o laugh that lingers . . . always ready for fun . . . strong supporter of the Commuting Men ' s Room . . . friend to all . . . married . . . ardent pursuer of hunt- ing and fishing . . . Amid. Gaveleer; Student Christian Association; Ski Club. RICHARD HIGGINS Industrial Arts " Dick " . . . carefree part-time radio announcer . . . idealist . . . determined go-getter . . . true educator in the four thousand class . . . successful future assured. EUGENE HEIKKELA Industrial Arts . . . the I. A. big boy . . . enjoys sports . . . commuter from Lunenburg . . . need any gas? . . . easy to get along with . . . casual manner . . . unassuming and soft-spoken . . . son of Uncle Sam. 36 EDWARD HILL Junior High " Eddie " . . . big man in baseball and basketball . . . F. T. C. ' s " Der Bingel " ... a good counter man at O. J. ' s . . . man among men . . . adopted son of New Bedford . . . natural-born teacher . . . contagious laugh . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk, Treasurer; Newman Club, Vice-President; Student Council; Winter Carnival Committee; Halloween Dance Committee; Baseball, Co-Captain; Basketball. JUNE HODGKINS Elementary " Hodge " . . . wants to say " Hello " . . . irrepressible sense of humor . . . one of the ring-bearers . . . infinite capacity for fun . . . long time friend of the redskins . . . wears clothes beautifully . . . Fidus Achate . Philodemic; Student Christian Association; Dramatic Club; Stick; W. A. A. Board. CLAUDETTE HOULE Elementary " Claudette " . . . Dr. Leonard ' s right hand girl . . . student de la Francois . . . distinct musical ability . . . warm smile and cheery hello . . . patient and persevering. Newman Club; Glee Club; Stick. PETER HOUMERE Industrial Arts " Pete " . . . possessed of many thoughts . . . large amount of artistic ability . . . appreciates curves on in- animate objects . . . good man with a camera . . . claims to like mountain climbing . . . among the intellectuals . . . Soang taha. Mohawk. 37 ELIZABETH HOWARD Elementary " Betty " . . . definite talent for handicrafts . . . seldom seen without Pat . . . makes Ayer her habitat . . . quiet . . . can tell you about Mexico ... a diamond. SHIRLEY HOWE Elementary " Shirl " . . . striking appearance . . . hair defies all laws of gravity . . . mature mind . . . valuable asset in any enterprise . . . serious student . . . waltz queen . . . girl golfer . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic; Newman Club, Secretary; Glee Club; Art Club; Stick; Winter Carnival Committee; Halloween Dance Com- mittee; Junior Prom Committee; Class Ring Committee. PHILIP HUGO Industrial Arts " Phil " . . . convivial companion and a gracious host . . . loves clothes . . . infectious brand of humor . . . " Beer mugs, anybody? " . . . energetic nature . . . the man with the pipe . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Junior Prom Com- mittee; Soccer. PHILIP IOSUE Junior High " Phil " . . . hot rodder . . . Everett in record time . . . heavy thumb on the meat scale . . . soccer enthusiast . . . critic of political events . . . never misses the T. V. fights. Student Christian Association; Soccer. 38 WALTER JOENSUU Junior High " Wally " . . . hunting and skiing fan . . . fond of parties . . . never a dull moment . . . loves to dance . . . varied interests . . . generous with his Chrysler . . . Amid. Gaveleer; Student Christian Association. JEANNE JOYAL Elementary " Jeanne " . . . extracurricular activities a specialty . . . haunter of the Spa . . . usually around when a philosophical discussion is raging . . . loves excitement and is always ready to help it along . . . artistically inclined . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian; Newman Club; Glee Club; Art Club; Stick; Saxifrage ; Winter Carnival Committee; Halloween Dance Committee. PATRICIA KIELTY WILLIAMS Elementary " Pat " . . . Sarah . . . sophistication personified . . . regal manner . . . possessor of a subtle wit . . . courage of her convictions . . . newly acquired name . . . doesn ' t believe in classes on Mondays . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Ski Club; Stick; Winter Carnival Committee. LILLIAN KOIVULA Elementary " Lillian " . . . recent transfer from Keene . . . lover of music . . . hair of gold . . . sweet smile . . . travels from Townsend . . . diomond for Lil. Newman Club; Glee Club. 39 ARMAND LANDRY Junior High " Frenchie " . . . small in stature, dynamic in personality . . . a slick dresser . . . where ' s the tie this year? . . . flair for dramatics . . . what ' s in Concord besides the ' Soap Factory? " . . . possesses a winning smile. JOYCE LAVENTURE Elementary " Joyce " . . . the girl with the walk . . . radiates sun- shine . . . full of vim and vigor . . . large sparkling eyes . . . cute as a button . . . " up in the air junior birdman " . . . good athlete ' though tiny . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon, Treasurer; Newman Club; Commuting Women ' s Board; W. A. A. Board, Head of Field Hockey, Head of Basketball; Field Hockey; Basketball. RALPH LEMAY Industrial Arts " Ralph " . . . What? . . . many irons in the fire . . . a Pogo fan . . . off campus activities . . . talents many, dramatics his greatest . . . host of expressions . . . cap- able leader — artful follower . . . Arnicl. Goveleer, Vice-President; Newman Club; Dramatic Club, President. RITA LYNCH Elementary " Rita " . . . sincere . . . calm and sweet . . . good natured . . . many people would like to have known her better . . . hails from Leominster . . . much more to her than meets the eye . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon; Newman Club; Dramatic Club. 40 . MARTHA MANNION Elementary " Marty " . . . dares to be different . . . dungarees addict . . . infectious laugh . . . one of the Spa clan . . . instigator behind many a plot . . . outdoor living . . . vivacious personality . . . Fidus Achates. Class Secretary; Philodemic, Treasurer; Newman Club; Glee Club; Miller Hall Board, Vice-President; Saxifrage, Photo- graphy Co-Editor; Junior Prom Committee. ELLEN MATSON Elementary " Ellen " . . . good all ' round gal . . . one of Dillon ' s best . . . good things come in small packages . . . leader of the Tokes ... a midget-size Basketball player . . . one of the inseparable four . . . (Inotlii Seauton. ToKalon, President; Newman Club; Stick; Winter Carnival Committee; Senior Prom Committee. t JOAN MAZZAFERRO Elementary " Mazzie " . . . another one of the midgets . . . there ' s always a Rockwell . . . sparkling blue eyes . . . always ready for a party . . . full of energy . . . quick wit . . . cause of many chuckles . . . Ibis . . . Gtiothi Seauton. ToKalon eugene McCarthy Junior High " Gene " . . . deep thinker . . . capable leader of the Gavs . . . versatile . . . extemporaneous wit . . . proud father of three husky lads . . . contagious laugh . . . success guaranteed . . imici. Gaveleer, President; Newman Club; Commuting Men ' s Board, President, Vice-President. 41 ANN McKEEMAN Elementary " Annie " . . . extensive wardrobe . . . extremely versatile . . . outstanding athlete . . . altruistic nature . . . expert efficiency concealed by casualness . . . owns two white jackets . . . Fidus Achates. Class Vice-President; Philodemic; Student Christian Asso- ciation; Glee Club; Saxifrage, Photography Co-Editor; Carnival Ball Committee; Junior Prom Committee; W. A. A. Board, Head of Basketball; Basketball; Volleyball; Field Hockey; Softball. JOSEPH McMANUS Industrial Arts " Joe " ... a true friend . . . likes quartet harmony . . . small but dynamic . . . leader of the Newmanites . . true son of Erin . . . flashes of rare wit . . . ceramic specialist . . . harmonica player of the Pogo Club . . . Amici. Gaveleer, Secretary; Newman Club, President; Glee Club. % MARILYN MILLER Elementary " Marilyn " . . . delightful person to know . . . conscien- tious in all undertakings . . . collegiate, white bucks and all . . . wearer of the purple . . . strongly in favor of (?) progressive education . . . terrific ideas . . . " committees, committees, always committees! " . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphion, Secretary; Newman Club, Secretary, Delegate, Dramatic Club; Art Club, Stick, Editor, Co-Editor, Exchange Editor; Saxifrage, Associate Editor; Columbia Scholastic Press Conference; Winter Carnival Committee; Junior Prom Committee; W. A. A. Board, Green Team Captain; Senior - Committee; Class Day Committee. JAMES MILNE Industrial Arts " Jim " . . . quiet . . . reserved . . . fondness for the Orient . . . serious . . . wide range of interests . . . " The Old Man of the Sea " . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric. 42 PATRICIA MORSE Elementary " Pat " . . . almost as small as the car she drives . . . amateur interior decorator . . . " Oh, honestly " . . . nice manner . . . keeps the gang laughing. Newman Club; Glee Club. HERBERT MOSMAN Industrial Arts " Herb " . . . credit to I. A. . . . quiet, hard worker . . . likes country living . . . mechanic extraordinaire . . . real family man . . . boyish grin . . . that hair never stays in place . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk. LEO MULLIN Industrial Arts " Leo " . . . chauffeur for the Worcester boys working at its best . . . the pipe a trade mark . brand of humor . . . family man . . . Amid. Gaveleer; Newman Club. . wood- unusual JOANNE MURPHY Elementary " Murph " . . . twinkle in her eyes . . . appreciative audience for a good joke . . . real Irish wit . . . new addi- tion to the dorm . . . loves teaching . . . effervescent personality . . . real lovable . . . Gnothi Situ tun. ToKolon, Treasurer; Newman Club; Inter-Fraternity Council. 43 LOIS HANSON NORLING Junior High " Lois " . . . drives that beautiful Pontiac . . . blissfully wed . . . well-dressed . . . girlish smile . . . globe trotter . . . real Swedish beauty . . . proud of her heritage . . . active church member. Student Oristian Association, Vice-President; Glee Club, Secretary; Commuting Women ' s Board, Vice-President. PAUL NORLING Junior High " Paul " . . . distinguished looking . . . prefers a blonde ... a newly-wed settling down . . . conscientious worker . . . smooth dresser . . . dignified and serious . . . amiable . . . scholastic interests. Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Ski Club; Soccer. MARYAN NOWAK Industrial Arts " Maryan " ... a good student . . . can combine serious- ness and fun . . . spends more time in I. A. than Uncle Jim . . . quiet and unassuming . . . money man for the . . . loyal Gov . . . Amici. Goveleer; Newman Club; Epsilon I ' i Tan, Vice-President; Business Manager, Advertising Manager, Columbia Scholostic Press Conference. JOHN O ' CONNELL Junior High " Okie " . . . unruffled manner . . . genuine smile . . . card shark . . . clever basketball artist . . . found in the Commuting Men ' s Room . . . reserved . . . good natured . . . Amici. Goveleer; Newman Club; Commuting Men ' s Board, Vice- President. 44 DANIEL O ' CONNOR Junior High " Danny " . . . Geography enthusiast . . . weakness for good cigars . . . takes off from Leominster every morning . . . enjoys diversified entertainment . . . practical philoso- pher . . . Amici. Class Treasurer; Gaveleer; Newman Club; Glee Club; Com- muting Men ' s Eoard, President; Winter Carnival Committee. SHIELA O ' CONNOR Elementary " Shiela " . . . soft spoken . . . among the intelligentia . . . correct combination of gentility and geniality . . . way of getting things done . . . tastidious . . . keeper of the commuters . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic, Treasurer; Newman Club; Ski Club; Stick; Commuting Women ' s Board, President, Secretary; Saxi- frage, Feature Editor. RICHARD OSTBERG Industrial Arts " Aggie " . . . seldom heard from until he ' s needed . . . shy smile . . . congenial . . . blushes beautifully . . . walking travelogue for Lake George . . . domestic talents . . . Amid. Gaveleer, Treasurer; Newman Club. ROBERT PAINE Industrial Arts " Boots " . . . the Cape Cod philosopher . . . power me- chanics personified . . . o quiet and unassuming man . . . member of the Palmer Hall Sittin ' , Stann ' , and Rockin ' Club . . . inseparable from his pipe. Student Christian Association; Glee Club. 45 MONA PERAULT Elementary " Mono " . . . natural and unpretentious . . . tends to be impulsive . . . didn ' t have time to get panicky . . . able follower of Peter Hunt . . . creates an impression of naivete . . . hours spent on Geography . . . Fidus Achate . Philodemic; Newman Club; Dramatic Club. EVELYN PETTERSON Elementary " Evie " . . . summer in Sweden . . . real friend . . creates a happy atmosphere . . . one of the gang . . very conscientious. Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Dramatic Club. ANN POPOLOSKI Junior High " Ann " . . . Gardner ' s contribution to the T. world . . . lovely tresses . . . sports a sparkler . in Athol . . . the middle three to T. C. Newman Club; Glee Club, Vice-President. C. music . . future ALFRED POWERS Industrial Arts " Al " . . . great talker but finally outclassed by silence . . . provided F. T. C. with the shock of the year . . . great golf competitor . . . made famous by his red pants . . . anyone for tennis? . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Newman Club; Ski Club; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee. 46 DANA PROUTY Industrial Arts " Dana " ... I. A. ' s example of business man and father . . . distinguished scholarly gentleman . . . looking forward to the day when his " pockets will jingle again. " ARLENE RANGER Elementary " Arlene " . . . one of Miller Hall ' s receptionists . . . loves to chatter . . . much time and effort spent for her second graders . . . seldom without the clicking needles . . . faithful to all responsibilities. Student Christian Association. URHO RANNILA Junior High " Urho " . . . man of few words . . . tops in scholarship . . . very earnest and sincere . . . math and science specialist . . . definitely studious . . . captured ot last! . . . never without the briefcase. FRANCIS ROBERTS Junior High " Fron " . . . very scholastic mind . . . convincing home products salesman . . . " Princess Pat " . . . reserved, suave manner ... a brush for every purpose . . . keen analyst of the contemporary scene . . . Soangt taha. Class President; Class Treasurer; Mohawk; Student Chris- tian Association, Treasurer; Glee Club; Stick, Sports Editor. 47 DAVID RYAN Junior High " Dove " . . . variety of interests . . . wealth of knowl- edge . . . neat dresser . . . makes friends easily . . . it ' s Manchester by-the-sea . . . Navy Air Corps beckons . . . ambitious, scholarly and sincere. Student Christian Association; Carnival Ball Committee. ELLEN RYAN Elementary " Rye " . . . host of friends . . . connoisseur of many things . . . loves the kiddies . . . reservoir of tales . . . never a dull moment . . . friend to all lifeguards . . . cocktails, caviar and condiments . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic, Corresponding Secretary; Newman Club; Stick; Miller Hall Board. JOAN SCULLY Junior High " Scull " . . . lost without a Chevvie . . . part time dorm dweller . . . likes a good time . . . frequent jaunts to happy Hampton . . . genial disposition — except at 8:25 . . . " YO! " . . . Fi ' liix Achates. Philodemic; Newman Club. JAMES SHIMINSKI Industrial Arts " Jim " . . . standout with basketball or golf club in hand . . . promotes the merits of the I. A. course . . . easy going manner . . . Epsilon ' s pride ... a real " sport " . . . pro golfer . . . expert at a stove . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club; Epsilon Pi Tan; Basketball. 48 GLORIA SPADARO Elementary " Spud " . . . needs no introduction . . . definite athletic cbiMty . . . terrific sense of humor mixed with just enough seriousness . . . believes in schedules for work . . . natural born leader who adapts herself to any situation . . . main- stay of the W.A. A. ... so sincere . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian; Student Council, Vice-President, Secretary; Class Secretary; Commuting Women ' s Board; New England Teachers Conventions; W. A. A. Board, Secretary, Treas- urer; Field Hockey; Softball; Volleyball; Basketball. ROBERT SPITAELS Industrial Arts " Bob " . . . outstanding in I. A. . . . constant commuter from Worcester . . . strong interest at home ... a good student . . . will never receive a ticket for speeding . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Epsilon Pi Tan. LORING STEVENSON Junior High " Buddy " . . . personality plus . . . lover of music . . . a friend to be counted on at all times . . . hook shot artist . . . welcome addition to any group . . . Pepsodent smile ... I mici. Class Treasurer; Gaveleer, Vice-President, Alumni Secretary; Saxifrage, Organizations Editor; Carnival Bell Committee; Class Ring Committee; Baseball; M. A. A. VICTOR STICKLOR Industrial Arts " Vic " . . . art as an avocation . . . still a fan of Bos- ton T. C. . . . quiet ond unobtrusive . . inventive genius . . . the famous " Robot man " . . . frequents the dances in South Boston . . . Amici. Gaveleer; Epsilon Pi Tau, Treasurer. 49 STEPHANIE STOUMBELIS Elementary " Beth " . . . T. C. ' s favorite soprano . . . sticks with Rick . . . bubbling with enthusiasm . . . congenial manner . . . up on Prospect Hill . . . " June Bride. " Glee Club; Dramatic Club; Sticlc. LAILA STROTT Elementary " Laila " . . . one of T. C. ' s prettiest . . . impeccably neat . . . travels from East Templeton . . maid of Orleans . . . winning smile . . . good taste. Student Christian Association, Secretary; Glee Club, Libra- rian; Ski Club. DENNIS SULLIVAN Junior High " Denny " ... as Irish as McSorley ' s twins . . . natural friendliness sparked with a genuine smile . . . efficient in all undertakings ... a precise thinker . . . minimum mo- tion belies an energetic nature . . . happilly morried . . . Phi Delta Pi. Student Council; Esoteric, President, Treasurer; Newman Club; Winter Carnival Committee; New England Teachers Conference. RUTH SULLIVAN Elementary " Ruthie " . . . determined . . . voice of velvet . . . dainty and demure . . . ably carrying on a tradition . . . expres- sive eyes . . . homeward bound . . . Shirl ' s sidekick . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic; Newman Club; Glee Club; Stick. 50 EDMUND SULLIVAN Junior High " Ed " . . . enjoys deep thinking . . . ardent philosopher . . . competent man with many and varied interests . . . marine enthusiast . . . serious and sincere . . . bull sessions in the Spa . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Student Council; Newman Club; Stick, Co-Editor; N. E. Teachers Convention; Soccer. THOMAS SULLIVAN Junior High " Sully " . . . one of the Shamrocks . . . party lover . . . smooth dresser . . . individualistic . . . spontaneous humor . . . admirer of feminine beauty . . . Amid. Gaveleer; Newman Club; Ski Club. GEORGE SWALLOW Industrial Arts " George " ... a master with the joy stick . . . well ac- quainted with the wild blue yonder . . . enjoys a good cigar . . . pleasing personality . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; EpsiloTl Pi Tail, Secretary; Soccer. EDMUND TAVARES Junior High " Ed " . . . the New Bedford gentleman . for Tavares " . . . Boy Scout executive . . the Public Library . . . portable borbershop tive in mind and dress. Newman Club; Glee Club; Ski Club. . " telephone supporter of . . conserva- 51 MARGUERITE THIBAULT Elementary " Margie " . . . loves to dance . . . culinary art . . . mind of her own . . . veracious personality . . . loyalty fudge for Dillon . . . behind the scenes at Elliots . . . sparkle on her finger. HELEN LOU TURNER Elementary " Lou " . . . could be mistaken for a Conover girl . . . perfectly poised . . . summers at the shore . . . ready alibi for any situation . . . A- 1 teacher . . . typical college girl . . . Fichis Achates. Class Vice-President; Philodemic; Newman Club; Glee Club; Stick; Basketball. JAMES VINCENT Industrial Arts " Jim " . a knife for every purpose . . . one of the married men . . . the man behind the scenes . . . spear- fishing hobbyist . . . driver-trainer . . . Graphic Arts spec- ialist . . . a capable mind within an energetic body . . . ■ getaha. Mohawks, Alumni Scribe; Student Christian Association; al Ball Committee; Halloween Dance Committee. OLGA VIOLANTE Elementary " Olga " . . . staunch defender of New Bedford . . . avid interest in scouting . . . one of our very talented artists . . . serious in all undertakings . . . exquisite attire. Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Glee Club; Art Club; Ski Club. 52 MARILYN WEAR Elementary " Ducky " . . . quietly efficient and friendly . . . easy to get along with ... a sincere friend . . . Miller Hall ' s trouble shooter . . . calm, cool and collected on most occa- sions ... " a place for everything and everything in its place " . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian; Student Christian Association; Dramatic Club; Miller Hall Board, President; W. A. A. Board, Head of Archery. ELAINE WEINER Elementary " Lainey " . . . extrovert extraordinary . . . sensitive nature . . . abundance of talent . . . made a mint in the Mts. ... a worker since entering the portals . . . liking for things cosmopolitan . . . Fidus Achate . Class Vice-President; Philodemic, Secretary; Glee Club; Stick; W. A. A. Board, Vice-President, Head of Volleyball; W. A. A. Conference at Bridgewater; Basketball; Volley- ball; Field Hockey; Softball; Winter Carnival Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee; Class Day Committee; Saxifrage, Publicity. FRANCIS WICKMAN Junior High " Tommy " . . . main interest: sports . . . serious minded, congenial fellow . . . Gardner keeps him busy . . . good scholar . . . one of the boys of the commuters ' room . . . " sharp-shooter " on the basketball court ... a good friend. M. A. A., Treasurer. HARLAND WILLIAMS Industrial Arts " Willie " . . . renowned for witty monologues about ships . . . good man on the soccer field . . . Willie end his jeep . . . strong interest in the vicinity of N ' ew York . . . Sim i, in tu I, n. Mohawk; Student Christian Association, President; Glee Club, Treasurer; Soccer. 53 ■ § y RICHARD WILLIAMSON Industrial Arts " Dick " ... an easy temper and a calm laugh . . . works quietly and persistently . . . conservative in his ways . . . progressive outlook . . . 8th wonder of the train- ing world . . . loyal to Sargent . . . Plii Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Epsilon Pi Tan; Winter Carnival Committee. FRANCES WOOD Elementary " Frannie " . . . nonpareil beauty . . . refinement itself . . . distinctive wardrobe . . . charming individuality . . . wonderful " behind the scenes " worker . . . prefers " Frances " . . . naturally artistic . . . Fidus Achates. Philodemic; Student Council; Newman Club; Dramatic Club, Vice-President. JANE WOOD Elementary " Jane " . . . always has a problem . . . nicknamec ' Irma . . . willing to help . . . wonderful sense of humo. . . . true friend . . . sparkling personality . . . has trod the continent . . . Pat ' s sidekick . . . Gnotki Sewwton. ToKolon, Secretary; Newman Club; Glee Club, Secretary; age, Candids Editor; Winter Carnival Committee; Halloween Dance Committee. " Woody " . . Epsilon ' s pride . family . . . the at the Spa . . . of coffee. Epsilon Pi Tau, Carnival Ball Committee. CHARLES WOODHAMS Industrial Arts . very accommodating . . . " Flash " . . . . . lover of life . . . two teachers in the pipe . . . Debby and her ice cream cones always a warm welcome and a good cup President; Saxifrage, Business Manager; 54 ' ;: NANCY BUNYON Nursing Education " Nan " . . . smiling Irish eyes . . . " Stardust " . . . our girl sophisticate . . . town and country kid ... a yen for reading . . . talks equally well with both hands . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian; Newman Club; Dramatic Club. NANCY DERDERIAN Nursing Education " Little Nan " . . . efficiency plus . . . " the Charleston Kid " . . . ponytail . . . never out of energy . . . pastime: studies South African Animal Life . . . sleepytime gal. Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Basketball; Volley- ball; Softball. LORRAINE DOIRON Nursing Education " Lorraine " . . . " those eyes " . . . the right combination of charm and personality . . . sports enthusiast . . . ver- satile . . campaign manager . . . ail-American girl . . . Sit Din . I Iplia Delta. Adelphian; Student Co-op; Newman Club; Glee Club; W. A. A. Board, Head of Field Hockey; Field Hockey; Volleyball; Softball. JACQUELINE FOSS Nursing Education " Jackie " . . . hates to knit sleeves on sweaters . . . quiet . . . " Eva Duck " . . . lovely voice . . . ask her for a tune . . . she spoils her nephew . . . can ' t find her on nights off. Glee Club. 55 CAROL HARTE Nursing Education " Carol " . . . our Irish leprechaun and Poet Laureate . . . mischievous humor . . . twinkle toes . . . Sandman ' s pin- up girl . . . the best of everything is not too much for her. Newmcn Club; Glee Club; Volleyball; Softball. ELEANOR KATZ Nursing Education " El " . . . " anytime " . . . our flaming redhead . loved Hopkins — heart and " Sol " . . . bundle of energy you name it, she ' s got it . . . made a sweater once. Glee Club; Basketball; Volleyball; Softball. ADA KIMBALL Nursing Education " Kim " . . . first down the aisle . . . basketball enthusiast . . . just ask her about Pennsylvania ... a gal for any- body ' s team. Student Christian Association; Glee Club. CLAIRE LANTHIER Nursing Education " Claire " . . . our outdoor girl . . . from uniform to dungarees . . . subtle humor . . . " Robins Return " . . . where there ' s music, there ' s Claire . . . future in " Frontier Nursing. " Newman Club; Basketball; Volleyball; Softball. 56 mtf PRISCILLA MARSH Nursing Education " Swamp " . . . Vogue ' s best bet . . . " George " all the way . . . wild about Harry . . . chartreuse and purple . . . after graduation, a Pediatric unit of her own . . . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian; Student Christian Association; Glee Club. JOAN MAZAIKA Nursing Education " Joan " . . . challenge to the Davis Cup . . . " Tenderly " . . . Tiffany ' s best bet . . . loves her kids . . . she ' ll fix the deal . . . defender of Connecticut . . . Gnothi Seanton. ToKalon; Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Basket- ball. MARIANNE NAGLE Nursing Education " Mickey " . . . basketball champ . . . keeps us laughing . . . oriental eyes . . . hails from " Phillie " . . . epitome of neatness ... a happy place is where she ' ll work. Newman Club; Glee Club. ESTELLE OKSENIAK Nursing Education " Dee " . . . our Einstein . . . likes tall men . . . " Frankie and Johnnie " . . . plans to drive a blue con- vertible . . . off to Egypt in the future . . . Gnothi Sim Inn. ToKalon; Newman Club; Glee Club; Dramatic Club. 57 KATHERINE O ' CONNOR Nursing Education " Kay " ... a leader . . . . . always a helping hand she makes the Irish proud . Sigma Alpha Delta. Adelphian; Newman Club; Volleyball; Softball. " Hey kids, wait ' ll I tell ya! ' . . a true correspondent . . . . " And away we go. " . . . Glee Club; Dramatic Club; VELIA ORSINI Nursing Education " Val " . . . naturally artistic . . . the cutest " D. A. " in the class . . . destined to bask in the sunlight of success . . . accomplished pianist ... to know her is to like her. Newman Club; Glee Club; Art Club. CLAIRE POITRAS Nursing Education " Claire " . . . good things in small packages ... jet black, curly hair . . . responsible ... try " Parisian Pizza " ... an asset to nursing. Newmcn Club; Glee Club; Dramatic Club. PHYLLIS SZYMANSKI Nursing Education " Phil " . . . " Polka Queen " . . . has her own math theories . . . bet he likes that sweater . . . " State of Con- fusion! " . . . " Huh! what ' s that? " . . . good kid. Newman Club; Basketball; Volleyball; Softball. 58 ClaM 04Uj, Fitchburg to you we ' ll be l oyal eternally, And when we do depart— You ' ll live on in our hearts. Of our friends both new and old Fondest memories will unfold, All your praises sung today Will guide us o ' er life ' s way. Today we pledge anew, our gratitude to you, Thanks with sincerity— The Class of ' 53. Music by: Carol L. Grant Words by: Patricia A. Foley Jane E. Wood 59 60 eraassmen I I ■ » " Tf. -v 4 62 GLu 0 1954 OFFICERS President Robert Murphy Vice-President Elizabeth LaFlame Secretary Constance Shaw Treasurer James Haverty The Class of 1954 sped through its Junior year with all the success and spirit of the previous two years. Our great interest this year was the selec- tion of class rings. Our main purpose here at Fitch- burg seemed to be clearer as we emerged from our methods classes and began our practice teaching. These were the outstanding elements in our training for professional careers. The Junior Prom was the highlight of our social program. This unique springtime ball was held in the Prin- cess Ballroom of the Hotel Somerset, on April tenth. This social affair marked a memorable occasion in our college career, and will be cherished by all. It is with a great deal of pride that we the Class of ' 54 look back on our record, and then look forward to even greater success in future endeavors. 63 ' ) » ' ■ P 64 GlcuU 0 1955 OFFICERS President David Ringey Vice-President Elizabeth Bachiochi Secretary Carolese Burbage Treasurer Robert losue We, the class of 1955, entered our Sophomore year, with determination to strive together to make our second year as successful as our Freshman one. Our first activity was the Halloween " Mask Dance. " An attendance break- ing student body, adorned in costumes and masks, plus careful planning and the holiday spirit, added up to an out- standing event. Our class also sponsored the annual Winter Carnival Weekend. Although part of the alternate program was used, due to the weather, we were still blessed with snow sufficient for sculp- turing. We awarded a trophy cup to the winners, the Senior Class, in hopes that such a prize would start a tradi- tion here at F. T. C. As our sophomore year closes, we are looking forward to two more years of college, confident that they will yield the opportunities and experiences that the past two years have brought us. 65 • ™r$;« 66 GIgm. 0 1956 OFFICERS President David Smith Vice-President Helen Kelley Secretary Margaret Campbell Treasurer Lawrence Foley Despite the world being in the troubled state that it is, and the possi- bility of losing many members to the Armed Forces, the class of 1956 came to F. T. C. with high hopes and aspirations. We soon found that freshmen were considered the lowest of the low when we donned our beanies and were de- nied the use of the center walk. How- ever, this was short-lived as we de- feated the sophomores in the tug-of- war and became recognized members of F. T. C. The class elected officers along with various representatives and began its greatest task — the Winter Carnival Ball. With the help of our class ad- visors, Miss Lillian Tater and Mr. Philip A. McMurray, preparations were made. The grand affair was held February 13 and was a complete success. With our goals set high and our first milestone behind us, we eagerly anticipate our remaining three years at F. T. C. and hope we can contribute as much to the college as it is contri- buting to our future careers. 67 68 69 . f r.j c« It isn ' t often that you find an " All American " athlete on a Teachers College campus. We feel that a great honor was bestowed upon us when Joe Farias was nominated for the halfback berth by the I.C.S.F.A. in 1951. We have dedicated this page to " Joe " and to all his team-mates who helped to make this tribute possible. The " Inter-Collegiate Soccer Football Association of America " cited Joe for consistently brilliant play during the entire soccer season. There are more than two-thousand men playing collegiate soccer and only a team of fifty-five men are selected. A player really has to be outstanding to be chosen. The Falcon ' s rugged schedule and impressive record helped Joe ' s chances considerably. We feel that Joe is very deserving of this tribute, not only due to the great skill he has displayed, but also because of the quality of the sports- manship he has consistently shown in every phase of his college career. 70 ' ItJowt n ' 4 AUtUttc AteacicituMt The Women ' s Athletic Association started its activities for the year with the annual Freshmen Assembly. The Board members described the various sports in the program offered to all women. These include Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball and Softball. The competition between the traditional Green and White teams, selected at the close of each sport, determined the champions of the season. Swimming, Ping Pong, Badminton, Tennis and Archery were among the minor sports in the W. A. A. program. Swimming, which was held twice a month in the beautiful Leominster Recreation Pool under supervision of faculty and student Instructors, proved most successful. The W. A. A. sponsored sport Play Days, in co- operation with the Department of Physical Education and our advisor, Miss Clark. An innovation at T. C. was the Field Hockey Play-Day during which the Freshmen girls entertained senior students from local high schools. Many social activities other than sports were presented by the A, A The Freshmen girls became acquainted with the athletic program at an informal party and cook out held at MacKay Park. Probably the most memorable function of the Board was the annual W A A. banquet held in May at the Old Mill, at which time awards for the year were pre- sented and the new Board members were introduced. OFFICERS President Elizabeth LaFlame Vice-President Elaine Weiner Secretary Gloria Spadaro Treasurer Marilyn Brennan Senior Representative Gertrude Denault Green Team Captain Marilyn Miller White Team Captain Betty Duhamel HEADS OF SPORTS Field Hockey Jill Hannon Basketball Joyce Laventure Volleyball Carol Lynch Badminton Mary Clougherty Tennis Joan Fredenburg Swimming Genna Gibbons Ping Pong June Hodgkins Archery Marilyn Wear Softball Nancy Peontak 71 »v Afest ' d AUdeilc AiAjoedxztixm Until recently the Men ' s Athletic Association was the governing body of all men ' s athletic functions conducted at the college. Today it is not. Earlier in the year the present members of the board learned, much to their dismay, that there was no such organi- zation as theirs on the campus, nor had there been one in operation since 1937. Now what were they to do? Forget the M. A. f ? In a meeting held during the early part of the year it was decided by the re- maining members of the old defunct board to work towards the re-establishing of an official, duty bound, Athletic Association. One that the students of this college would be proud to have. After much work by the remaining M. A. A. members, the college today has included within its boundaries an M. A. A. with specific duties and a full- time Athletic Council. The duties of this new board are: the organizing and supervising of all intramural athletic activities; the organizing and publishing of " The Twig, " an all sports mimeographed newspaper. This is published on weeks that the school paper, The Stick, does not come out. This year the board sponsored soccer, volley ball, touch football, basketball, softball, and tennis. The lack of a longer sports program was due to the late start of the board had in an official capacity. To create more interest in sports and to create good sportsmanship and teamwork, the Gaveleer So- ciety is presenting each year, a trophy to the winner of the intramural basketball and softball league. The Gaveleers hope to donate a soccer trophy in the future to the winners of the intramural soccer league. This can only be done when intramural soccer is further developed. 72 OFFICERS President Loring Stevenson Secretary Vincent De Novellis Twig Editor Richard Dargan Board Members Twig Staff Curtis Brooks William Mannion Peter Ahern Richard McGuire Ralph Bessler Arthur Dewsnap James Plunkett Paul O ' Connell Francis Wickman David Ringey Nelson Rebello tf-ield cMackeu The first days of fall weather, found a group of eager Freshmen gathering at the athletic field for field hockey. Most of them were unfamiliar with the sport but attendance at practice helped to overcome this difficulty. The upperclassmen, who came out two weeks later, co-operated in giving instruction and aid to the novices. After ten practices a Red and a Blue team were chosen. The Captain of the Red team was Helen Kelley, and the Captain of the Blue team was Evelyn Rikkonen. Three games were played to determine the champions. The Red team emerged victorious. This brought the season to a close with the players looking forward to next year ' s opening. HEAD OF FIELD HOCKEY Jill Hannon 73 ■ : ' f? ■ QaA,hetwill Basketball once again was enjoyed by many girls this year. The season began after the Thanksgiving vacation and lasted through March, when the final play-offs were scheduled to determine the champion- ship. . The Freshmen constituted about one-third of all of the participants and they proved themselves as pro- ficient and capable as many of the upper classmen. Intramural teams were organized after the prac- tice season and this action contributed to the develop- ment of keen competition, fun, and excitement for all. Most of the teams were evenly matched and good sportsmanship and teamwork were displayed by each team. A Playday program was set up to take the place of the free days in the school ' s athletic schedule. Late in January a Basketball Play Day, with students from Boston Teachers College and Salem T. C. parti- cipating, was held at the Leominster Recreation Center. This year was no exception in the bigger and better W. A. A. future plans — we are all looking for- ward to an even better time in the coming year. HEADS OF BASKETBALL Joyce Laventure Ann Chenery 74 Volleyball Volleyball, always one of the most popular sports sponsored by the W. A. A., enjoyed a very successful year here at T. C. Of course it takes a lot of skill to keep the ball from hitting the ceiling or beams, but it makes the game much more fun and exciting. There was great rivalry between classes in the intramural games and shouts and cheers could be heard on many a chilly afternoon. A new idea for a playday was introduced this year with a Play Day which included both Volleyball and Swimming. Green and white teams also were selected and an exciting two out of three series was held. All in all it was a very successful year for Volley- ball with playdays, intramurals, and green and white competition. HEAD OF VOLLEYBALL Carol Lynch 75 Eajjtlxall HEAD OF SOFTBALL Nancy Peontak Softball, one of the four major sports in the Women ' s Athletic Association program, was enjoyed by a large number of upperclassmen and freshmen this spring. The Softball season opened early in May with special practices for freshmen. Every Monday and Wednesday an enthusiastic group of girls prac- ticed diligently. After the usual number of scrimmage games, a series of inter-class games was scheduled which pro- moted class spirit and competition. The traditional series of Green and White games closed the softball season. As usual these games pro- vided keen rivalry and top notch players. A Spring Playday which Bridgewater and R.I.C.E. attended highlighted the season. 76 Soccesi After three years in a row of only one defeat, the Falcons of 1952—53 finally attained the goal of an undefeated season. This is the first time in the history of the school that the soccer team has made such a record. It was an unusual season in which four games were won and three games ended in a tie-score. With this record it was possible to win the Teachers Col- lege Conference Championship title for the fourth consecutive year. Co-Captains for this year were Al Foresman and Joe Farias. Co-Captains-Elect for the coming season are Curtis Brooks and Nelson Rebello. As usual, graduation will take its share of players who will be greatly missed. Among them, Co- Captains Al Foresman and Joe Farias, Ralph Bessler, " Old Reliable, " this year ' s high-scorer with six goals, Stan Bematowicz, stalwart defender of the left wing, aggressive Phil Hugo, morale-builder Phil losue and many ethers. To replace these men we have promising players such as Frank Viscardi, Dick Condon and others along with the more experienced players who will make up the back-bone of the team The following are the scores of the games played during the 1952—53 season: F.T.C. 1 - R.I.C.E. 1 FTC. 3 - FTC. 2 - R.I.C.E. New England College FTC. 1 - KeeneO FTC. 2 - Clark 1 F.T.C. - KeeneO FTC 1 - Bridgewater 1 CO-CAPTAINS Joseph Farias Alan Foresman 77 « Qa lzeibaU Fitchburg State Teachers College basketball team, coached by player-coach Bill Matte, and com- posed of a veteran team including Bob Duncan, Jim Shiminski, Eddie Hill, Bernie Pollock, George McGaw, Ed Balcom, and Bob Laflame ran into a disappoint- ing season, winning two games and losing eleven. Many of the losses were due to the fact that the Fal- con ' s opponents scored six points more per game, from the foul line. The Falcons lacking the necessary height to com- pete against their opponents, usually battled on even terms for the first three periods, and faded in the late stays of the ball game. This latter situation was noted in the Plymouth ball game. With three minutes to go, F. T. C. led by eight points, only to lose 58 to 56. It was noted also in Keene, where the regulation game ended in a 60-60 deadlock, only to have the Falcons lose 73-66 in a five minute overtime. Although completing the season with a some- what poor record, the F. T. C. charges did come up with two promising sophomores: Dave Murphy and George McGaw. Murphy led the team scoring with 12.5 points per game, with McGaw second averaging 10.4 points per game. Next year should prove to be a much more suc- cessful season with McGaw, Murphy, Pollock, and LaFlame coming back, along with the promising Freshmen from the J. V team. CO-CAPTAINS Robert Duncan James Shiminski 78 Sadeuall Baseball is one of the sports on campus which enjoys a favorable attendance by both students and facult y members, and this year was no exception. The attendance at these contests speaks exceptionally well for the classy brand of ball played. Under the capable direction of Coach Elliot, the Green and White Falcons enjoyed an exceptional season at the world ' s most popular sport. Three important gaps had to be filled this year due to the loss of such dependables as Bill Martin, Paul " Minty " Costello, and the all-around performer Jack Rajala. Despite these losses, Coach Elliot was not found entirely in " left field, " for his roster included many veterans such as Stan Bernatowicz, Bill Matte, Ed Hill, Vincent DeNovellis, Bud Stevenson, and " Py " Traynor. Indoor practices began early in March. After the snows had cleared from the field of battle, the resounding noise of ball meeting bat could be heard emanating from the semi-amphitheater directly north of the Fitchburg State Teachers College Industrial Arts building. It was due to these early starts and long hours of practice that made the Falcons a power to reckon with on any diamond. April 15 Clark Away April 22 Salem Home May 6 T. C. of Conn Away May 12 Salem Away May 14 Keene Home May 19 Keene Away May 26 Plymouth Home CO-CAPTAINS Edward Hill Stanley Bernatowicz A J4 ft 79 v 81 J The students at Fitchburg State Teachers College can be very proud of the number and calibre of the organizations offered to them. The ambitions and talents which a student possesses can be served by his joining any one of a number of the many clubs on campus. These groups are not only beneficial to their social personality and culture, but they benefit the physical, mental and emotional growth of the college student. Collectively, these organizations offer to the school and the student body, a spirit which is incomparable, associations never to be forgotten, friendships and incidents everlasting, and they instill fervors and desires for the betterment of the school and its students. 82 rc r ' ficcrcar ksM at i v s l ee 6 4 The College Glee Club, under the able direction of Mr. Richard Kent, holds its meetings every Thurs- day afternoon from two until three o ' clock in the Music Room. During that time the members rehearse for educational and cultural purposes, inspiration, and just plain enjoyment. The Glee Club is one of the most active clubs on campus. Often it must be ready on short notice to sing at an assembly or other college function, or perhaps somewhere outside the school. It is always ready to meet these demands because it is well trained and always willing to help. Every other year the College Glee Club puts on a major performance which takes the form of a light opera or operetta. It is really a professional job. Some of the most recent accomplishments in this field are " Trial by Jury, " " The Pirates of Penzance " and " The Mikado. " Two years ago the company gave a msmo- rable performance of " The Bartered Bride, " a light comic opera. This year the Club presented " The Lowland Sea, " a very modern piece of music, quite different from anything previously offered. When the Glee Club is not busy rehearsing for their big performance, they are actively engaged in practicing for various shorter productions such as winter and spring concerts, Christmas programs, Class Day, and many others. The Glee Club is often asked to sing at a local club of one kind or another, and it has answered requests to perform outside the city. The Glee Club holds its annual picnic in May, which winds up an enjoyable year for our singers. OFFICERS President Robert Hagstrom Vice-President Ann Popoloski Secretary Ruth Clark Treasurer Harland Williams Libraricn Ethel McKellick 83 btiamatic Gluh The strongest ambition of the Dramatic Club this year was to become a more active club. To all interested students the club offered the opportunit to become better acquainted with acting, costuming, make-up, and stage-technician work. During the first part of the year, with the help- ful aid of our sponsor, Mr. Shepherd, we studied the art of pantomime. We not only had a great deal of fun doing pantomime work, but it proved to be very helpful in the acting of our Christmas production, the Second Shepherd ' s Play. Because this play had a large ccst, many members participated as actors, with many others working at backstage work, make-up, or costumes. Another activity which proved enjoyable and well worthwhile was the game of charades. Although simple in thought, it succeeded in emphasizing the importance of an actor ' s self expression. Our spring production, The Lost Elevator, by Thornton Wilder, was unusual both in its plot and staging problems. This year the members of the club really felt that they experienced a successful year. Much pro- gress in group work and improvements in various stage difficulties could be seen as the year came to a close. Although most of us never will become famous in acting, we are sure we have gained much experience that will help us in producing outstanding assemblies in the future. Without a doubt, we have received a great deal of fun and satisfaction from being members of the Dramatics Club. OFFICERS President Ralph LeMay Vice-President Frances Wood Secretary Betty Lips Treasurer Robert Bombard 84 7i4e SUck Underlying the editorial policy of The Stick is a recognition of the ethical responsibilities inherent in journalism and in education. By using this principle as our criterion the editors have attempted to im- prove the understanding between students and the faculty, the school and the community. A secondary aim of the editors has been to properly balance the coverage of news and of feature articles of professional, literary, sports, and social interest. Through the medium of the inter-collegiate exchange system, The Stick has assisted in advancing the prestige of this college across the nation. On the mechanical side, various members of the staff offered their suggestions toward making The Stick an outstanding publication. As a result, modern trends in journalism were followed such as new- styled type, re-designing of page layout and increased variety of articles. Through the use of these devices, the editors and staff hope that a precedent has been established which will be worthy of following in the years to come. BOARD OF EDITORS Editors Betty Duhamel Marilyn Miller Edmund Sullivan Feature Editor Betty Bachiochi News Editor Joan Hannon Sports Editors Ralph Bessler Betty Lips Exchange Editor Geraldine Abraham Production Manager Nicholas Albondy Business Manager Maryon Nowak Advertising Manager Norman Methot Faculty Advisers Mr. Daniel Heoly Mr. Clifford Hague 85 Bki Qtuh Skiing, one of winter ' s most popular sports, is enjoyed by many students here at T. C. The Ski-Club on campus is made up of skiers ranging from novice to expert. The club has meetings periodically during which the members plan coming events and talk over their past experiences of joyful hours spent on the slopes. The Ski-Club does most of its skiing at Burbank Hospital Hill, but now and then our jovial group ven- tures to nearby Leominster where there is an open slope and a rope tow which provides us with more downhill skiing. Several times during the season a few members get together and spend the day skiing at Mt. Wachusett. This offers a real challenge to the most skilled performer. One of the big events of the year is the annual ski meet which is held Sunday afternoon of the Winter Carnival Week-End (provided there is snow, of course). The meet includes downhill, slalom, cross country, and frequently a jumping tournament. The meet is planned and carried out by members of the ski-club and is enjoyed by all . . . It may be said that we are one club on campus who enjoys our ups and downs! OFFICERS President Robert A. Bombard Vice-President Carol Marchessault Secretary Peggy Provenzani Treasurer John da Luz 86 Gosn44i,utUuf f ll o H n ' 4 Baa id The Commuting Women ' s Board, which consists of two representatives from each of the four classes, meets monthly with their sponsor Miss Bolger to discuss the problems, suggestions and social activities of the commuting women. The first social function of the year, the Fresh- men Tea, was held in conjunction with the Women ' s Dormitory Council on October 25. The Tea was suc- cessful and gave the Freshmen an opportunity to meet the Faculty and become acquainted with the upper classmen. An important project this year was the purchase of a radio-phonograph console for the commuters ' room. In addition we were able to procure a milk machine for our new eating facilities in the Palmer Hall dining room. All commuters have a special interest in their Day Rooms, for these rooms seem to develop along with them in their four years. The present group of commuters enjoy the fresh paint, colorful posters and the new card table and chairs. Here many free periods and lunch hours were spent in the congenial atmos- phere listening to records, conversing, joining a group for Bridge, or just relaxing. OFFICERS President Sheila O ' Connor Vice-President Carol Lynch Secretary Elizabeth LaFlame Treasurer Nancy Peontak Senior Representatives Joyce Laventure Joanne Curtis Junior Representatives Elizabeth LaFlame Nancy Peontok Sophomore Representatives Margaret Provenzani Joan Colby Freshmen Representatives Ann Desnoyers Evelyn Rikkonen OliT T GcumnutiHXj, Me i F 4 Addo UcUia t The Communting Men ' s Association is the larg- est social organization for men on the campus. Its main activity consists of gatherings in the Men ' s Commuting Room between class periods and during the lunch hour. It is a room where commuters may go during any free time to study, to play cards, check- ers, chess or to just relax. Besides offering means of recreation to the men commuters, the C. M. A. also takes an active part in intramural sports and social functions of the col- lege. The commuters room and the activities of the C M. A. provide an opportunity for participation in school functions which otherwise would not be open to some of the male body of F. T. C. OFFICERS P resident Daniel O ' Connor Vice-President Peter Harley Secretary Urho Rannila Treasurer John O ' Neil 88 MiM i JlalL Miller Hall has been the home of a series of pleasant and successful activities all during the year. These activities are under the direction of the Dor- mitory Board which consists of: the president, vice- president (Senior representative), treasurer (Junior representative), secretary (Sophomore representative), and the Freshmen representative. In the fall, the freshmen presented a talent show, which proved what " good sports " they were, in spite of the initiation they had experienced. Ecrly in December, plans were formed which promised to give us a year packed with fun. The Christmas party was an event never to be forgotten. In January, we joined Palmer Hall in sponsoring a dance; and a joint Dorm - Commuter pajama party was given in April. Our fin al social event of the year was the annual Sadie Hawkins dance. Any day or night, at least one bridge game could be found, in full swing. The Bridge Club, which was made up of both students and faculty, met each Mon- day evening. All of these functions were completey success- ful, and similar programs are anticipated for future years. We of Miller Hall owe many thanks to Mrs Phillips, our worthy housemother, for giving us a real ' home ' : OFFICERS President Marilyn Wear Vice-President Martha Mannion Treasurer Shirley Crowder Secretary Betty Bachiochi Freshmen Representative .... Barbara Knowlton fey 1 1 j£ V W 89 !jjkl PcMne i Jlcdl Palmer Hall is the home away from home for the men students of the college. Within its walls will be found harmonious, cooperative, self-sufficient groups of young men living under conditions sanc- tioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The students of Palmer Hall are governed by a group of men known as the Dormitory Council. This board is elected at the end of each year by the students to serve the succeeding year. With them lies the respon- sibility of successfully representing the students who have elected them. The men of Palmer Hall, as individuals and as a group, practice good housekeeping, good citizen- ship, and the good American way. This democratic young family has a well rounded social calendar. Athletics are of major interest. Many different sports are organized and played throughout the year. The two chief social events are a Christmas party to which many of the faculty are invited and a Dorm picnic. This is held late in the spring, and a good time is always had by all. The men of Palmer Hall are extremely grateful to Mr. Holmes, their sponsor, for his reliable advice and good nature throughout the year. OFFICERS President Richard Brown Secretary Vincent DeNovelliss Treasurer Roger Bordeau Representatives: Gene Trombly Gordon Reed 90 Student QnAiiiiovn Iddaciatiosi The Student Christian Association offers the student an opportunity to continue his Christian study and fellowship during his four years at college. In this Society students plan, organize, and participate in a varied program of religious and social activities. At our initial meeting at the First Methodist Church in October, weAattended an inspirational worship service. This wg followed by a Hallowe ' en Dance. During other ngs throughout the year, .subjects, and parti- rc|)cjrarrk. Our installation nnua l picnic com- ar n the Spring. g S. C. A. was dent Christian ns of this affilia- nce to join with es held throughout al and national in- f these conferences his year, we regret, because of a con- we heard speakers on aU cipated in some social service for the new off i pleted our ached Throug active in its Movement in tion, interested other college stud the year to discuss terest. One of the is the one held at C no Fitchburg del flict with the sch This year the S. C. A. was favored by many new- comers who will be the pillars in the years to come after the older members have left. Partly through their suggestions it was decided that the worship part of our services would be longer and with more meaning. This was very readily done with the aid of Mr. Koehler who discussed various parables with us at e ach meeting. Because of increased interest and participation we have had one of our most successful years. OFFICERS President Harland P. Williams, Jr. Vice-President Lois H. Norling Secretary Laila C. Strott Treasurer Gordon E. Reed Sponsors Dr. Helen B. Ross Mr. Everett Koehler Chaplain Mr. William Atkinson 91 M ecowtast euL Under the guidance of the Newman Club once again year. The aim of JLhe—ciuh. become better N; cially, and in presented an The f Rosenberg, the Catholi program wa neth O ' Con annual New party compl The highligh cellency Bishop Diocese. Mr. Philip McMurray, completed a successful 1$ help the members i ritual ly and so- is aim the club n ng program. ar was Dr. s views on this year ' s verend Ken- ollection, the a Christmas nk Hospital. ss by His Ex- the Worcester As is the custom, the club wound up its activities with a communion breakfast at which the officers for the following year were installed. OFFICERS President ' . Joseph McManus Vice-President Joan Fredenburg Treasurer James Roberts Librarian Elizabeth Duhamel Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Miller Recording Secretary Carol Marchesault Delegates Edward Sheehan Margaret Provenzani 92 MahcMjJz QluL Out of the rich history of Fitchburg Teachers College has emerged a worthy name, Mohawk. The Mohawk of today, as the Mohawk of yesteryear, is a man of integrity. Under the capable guidance of Mr. Michael J. Conlon and Mr. Louis P. Shepherd, the Mohawk Club brings to the campus a co-operative spirit dedicated to impr n yng school and community relationships During the sch sored and staged Christmas season " Toy for Joy " caVnp dance. That h Mohawk— ToKc 1 of tair.ment h the first sna the Gav-Hsziw entered a During tj pated i the sea " the Braves have soon- agssful activities. The ed with the annual h All-School holiday Nite, the annual again an enter- the arrival of s the scene of he Mohawks ball league. ra es partici- ring was k dinner dance, an occasion which provides the setting for an alumni reunion and a farewell to the senior members. The Mohawk Club fosters leaders of the future, serving their God, their country, their family, and their school. All are united in the symbol — Soange- taha. OFFICERS Chief Stanley Bernatowicz Medicine Man Jerome Kennedy Keeper of the Wampum Curtis Brooks Scribe Nelson Rebello Alumni Scribe George McGaw Guides Mr. Michael J. Conlon Mr. Louis P. Shepherd 93 Qauelee i Society This, the school ' s premier society, has for its symbols, the Greek letters Lambda, Phi, and Sigma which denote leadership, light of wisdom, and strength of character. The membership is limited to approximately 35 men who ore carefully selected on the basis of their scholastic abilities and personality traits. As a result, a strong well-balanced group wear the Black and the Gold raiments. Since has maint stimulating tic activi Eac Dramatic cthletics, th pionship tea the A .ost Valuab The annua provides the student bo as entertaining program the Society aimed at and athle- assist the uction. In the cham- and also to e varsit sports. d by the society an intellectual as well Other activities include mtiation weekend, the Gav-Hawk Soccer game, the Gav-Hawk formal dance, the Fun-Nite basketball game, and the annual Installation Banquet. This year the society gave an Alumni soccer dance in the col- lege gym. The pledge, Amici Usque Ad Aras, is deeply rooted in the hearts of all Gaveleer brothers. Amici. OFFICERS President Eugene T. McCarthy Vice-President Loring R. Stevenson Secretary Carl T. Erickson Treasurer Richard D. Ostberg Alumni Secretary Kenneth E. Fitzgerald Faculty Sponsor Joseph E. Underwood 94 6xde Uc Society In 1947 the Esoteric Society initiated its first brotherhood on campus. jThe ensuing history of the club bespeaks the und eK n6 g ' oals of its activities on campus. It has pXided rl e Nsn its cooperative spirit which has been J ernonst rated tN functions designed to promote the teJ S C rf lhsssjjh ooJ and community. Personal ber thro affairs. The fi through the Leonard. ItB the popu party and lights on men were the annu the societ " basketba each mem- academic into being }y WJ -WJltrics and Dr bly f aturijd a return to e Christmas tional high- Fifteen new fall during hletic front Softball and The fraternity uses the three Greek letters Phi Delta Pi, as its symbol denoting its motto, Charity, Honor and Zeal. OFFICERS President Dennis Sullivan Vice-President Edward Flynn Treasurer William Mannion Secretary Arthur Axon Corresponding Secretory John da Luz Sponsor Mr. Richard Kent r M h tUl Ik • ir v v y % m | | V i t! 95 £ p, Ulo i Pi au The Epsilon Pi Tau fraternity is a National Hon orary Professional Org vocational education Ohio State University located. There are chapters and three f parts of the United to be organized, 1932. The idea place of ski foster, re research interest, of the jun Department and field of teaching education. Epsilon Chapter sbonj rs an annual initiation and banquet at the spring conference, plus campus and field meetings where matters of professional in- terest are discussed. ion in industrial arts and s established in 1929 at the Alpha Chapter is t thirty-eight campus ters located in various ilon Chapter, the fifth .d on this campus in to recognize the iciency and to vthe results of ■bk fields of its ipT upper fourth dustrial Arts g graduates in the stration in industrial OFFICERS President Charles Woodhams Vice-President Maryan Nowak Treasurer Victor Sticklor Secretary George Swallow Recalled into the Navy Jan. 1 Replaced by Robert Spitaels 96 fi q M mi g a KaLosi Society At the completion of its seventh year, the To- Kalon Society has the honor of being the first women ' s club at F. T. C. All " Tokes " strive to uphold their motto, " Gnothi Seauton, " which signifies their standards and ideals. As in seven past years, there is a strong compulsion for meeting the requirements The purpose standards of the vities. The high tion Weekend, friendships and lasting bond of roundings of no an annual dinn the society and the Mohowks o " Fun-Nite, " an ment. The long reme was presen dience Co-op, gave us s to foster the high romote school acti- activities is Initio- on hand to renew h the pledges. A [cemented in sur- Jnt. In December, the members of e " Tokes " joined the traditional and entertain- is year will be ,alon assembly of the Qu- el, with the y dance. OFFICERS President Ellen Mattson Vice-President Mary Clougherty Recording Secretary Jane Wood Corresponding Secretary Patricia Foley Treasurer Joyce Laventure Sponsor Miss Ruth Donovan Members of the ToKalon Society are active in all school activities as well as in their own club functions. Under the capable sponsorship of Miss Ruth Donovan, the ToKalon Society has remained rich in spirit and strong in organization. 97 .Art ■ 1 A(J)A M ftUilademic Society, The Philodemic Society, founded in 1948, en- deavors ct all times to live up to the standards em- bodied in its creed which includes participation in the social activities of the college, co-operation with the civil authorities of the city, and a display of good sportsmanship at all ti This year the community baby-sitters ber fourth. The a ct the And ceremony h to further strengthen o serve as n Novem- unde. ' taken ing of a ba en assembl college, ent ( which was Tcppirg, th In A ay, held and this was held iticnal rose r activities e sponsor- urai games; of the entire and a tea Miss Luella ber. members was ne banquet in lor of the departing seniors. At this time the in- stallation of new officers took place and this final gathering brought to a close another year of success- ful activities, throughout which the Philos lived up to their standard of Fidus Achates. OFFICERS President Gertrude Denault Vice-President Genevieve Gibbons Recording Secretary Elaine Weiner Corresponding Secretary Ellen Ryan Treasurer Sheila O ' Connor 98 HdelpJticun Society The Adelphian Society, standing for sincerity and friendliness, was organized in 1949 to promote school spirit and good will on campus. Among the many traditional activities of the society held this year was the Initiation Weekend, the first link in a chain of activities which continued to the Senior Tea and Pledge Picnic in the late spring. Many of last year ' s graduate 1 1 iu C li u i l ei mu ii Uy rs of the society, joined the club 7 S3B£5S$SteAveekend. In No dinner-dan was held i Hotel in Wo The in looking dy, " Do Yo in the audi a formal the year Sheraton elphians al come- mber 25 OFFICERS President Ruth Clark Vice-President Barbara Priest Treasurer Constance Shaw Corresponding Secretary Marilyn Brennan Recording Secretary Patricia Griffin Hospitality Chairman Joanne Curtis Sponsors Miss Signe Antila Mrs. Anna G. Simmons the society ester in early Scholarship of student at the An Al helped to we February. The annual $100 was presented Senior Assembly in May. Active in sports as in all school activities, the Adelphians entered the intramural sport tournaments and enthusiastically joined the other campus organi- zations in fun and good sportsmanship. The Adelphian symbols are Sigma, Alpha, Dl Ita, the beginning letters of the club motto. 99 Student Co-op, The Student Cooperative Association has existed on this campus for fifteen years. All undergraduate students of F. T. C. become members upon payment of annual dues which allows them to attend all ac- tivities. The legislative body of the Association is the Student Cooperative Council, composed of four of- ficers and two representatives from each of the four classes. Nominees for officers are selected from the third and fourth year classes and are elected by the entire student body. Candidates for President must be Seniors and should have served at least one year on the Council. Activities during this year have included the sponsoring and co-sponsoring of dances as well as the annual college picnic. A new feature was the system of student advisors for Freshmen. In addition, the Co-op introduced the wearing of beanies for the Freshman Class. Throughout the school years, Council members attended various conferences, and endeavoured to acquire new ideas about similar or ganizations in other colleges. In October they were present at the meet- ings of the New England Teacher Preparation Asso- ciation in Swampscott. New material was presented also at the convention of the Student Cooperative Association of Mass. Teachers Colleges which was held at Framingham. Anticipation was keenly directed • ord the trip to New York City and a tour of the U. N. by the delegates to the spring assembly of the Eastern States Association of Professional Schools for Teachers. OFFICERS President Joseph Farias Vice-President Gloria Spadaro Secretary Helen Hammond Treasurer George Bosworth Advisors: Miss Elizabeth Haskins Miss Josephine Bolger, Dean of Women Mr. Ralph Weston, Dean of the College Representatives were: Senior Frances Wood, Nicholas Albondy Junior Maureen Elder, Richard Dargan Sophomore Joan Hannon, Richard Alto Freshmen .. Barbara Knowlton, George Brown 00 Photography by MERCER STUDIO 9 Elm St., Worcester, Mass. 102 103 r r. , r«Jfc ■ . thecte me€.t -Vlfu. 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