Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

 - Class of 1954

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" QPIHl mm m a 1 I i J ubllshed bu : Jne Senior laSS Alette JeacnerS ( oiie eae 9 jritenbura, If If laddachudetL r s ' w Jable of Contents Page 6 Page 14 Page 68 Pane 76 Page 84 Paee I 1 2 WVMl DR. HELEN B. ROSS czDeclLcaL ion M ■ Dear Dr. Ross, We, with sincere thanks, wish to express our gratitude to you for all you have done in our behalf during our jour years here. We recognize your sincerety as a teacher, your exceptional professional character, and the under- standing you have extended to us in all respects. We, therefore, dedicate this annual to you, Dr. Ross, with our apprecia- tion. The Class of 1954 V- r to™ sracult y j. ■ I J- resictent lleg e a, ] eun5 James J. Hammond Josephine E. Bolger Roger F. Holmes djepartmen I hteadt William R. Tracey John O ' Neil racult y C ducah ton Richard L. Kent Florence D. Conlon Elizabeth M. Haskins Ralph F. Weston Dr. Helen B. Ross Dr. Edwin R. Clark I V Jsndudtrial Arrts Walter Harrod, Echart A. Jacobscn, James J. Hammond, Arthur E. Purinton, Edward T. Donnelly, John H. Fitzgerald, Everett E. Koehler, Clifford W. Haque. ( .naiish 9 Louis P. Shepherd Lillian Tater Dr. Mary Long Philip A. McMurray Daniel B. Healy S ocial studied Dr. Richard B. Michael Roger F. Holmes Anna G. Simmons Arthur C. Harrington - Suchialrist Education Marion E. Clark Robert G. Elliot Elizabeth Makkay, M.D. 12 rJLlb ran ¥ Dr. A. Orin Leonard n ur6e5 Doris Campbell, Lois Bennett, Mildred Courtemanche, Lillian Bannon, Ann C. Smith, Arline Webster, Claire Lanthier, Ellen Davis. J Suckolo n Josephine A. Bolger John O ' Neil Dr. John R. Eichorn Dr. Harry F. Percival train ministration LEFT TO RIGHT: Miss Mary Barnicle, Mrs. Claire Lavoie, Miss Ellen Matson, Mis. Ruth Phillips. BACK ROW: Jcanctte Trainque, Pauline Lavoie, Jo Ann Waugh. LZ Michael J. Conlon 13 w I :; ■■ ■ ■i »M»V ' m w r " HflH V V EDWARD 1.. SHEEHAN Industrial Arts Arlington " Seriously now " . . . Joe College . . . savoir-faire . . . oriental atmosphere . . . Great White Father . . . Nan- tucket summers . . . " Shakes " . . . maroon and grey scholarship . . . calamity kid . . . Pres. . . . Phi Delta Phi . . . Student Council . . . Newman Club PRESIDENT Oik icer6 VICE-PRESIDENT CONSTANCE M. SHAW Elementary Fitchburg " Connie " " Hi " for everyone . . . loved training ... a swimmer . . . sparkling eyes . . . square dancing in N. H. . . . open house at Shaw ' s . . . store of photographs . . . maroon and grey stalwart . . . tremendous summer ... a worker . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Class secretary . . . Adelphian, Treasurer . . . Saxifrage NANCY H. PEONTAK Elementary Fitchburg ' Nance ' Summer bicycle trips . . . pizza . . ... a W. A. A. leader . . . year . . . faithful friend . . . reliable . . smile and cheery hello for all . . . succeeds where others fail ' round inhabitant of T. C. sense of humor . . . warm sincere in all undertakings . . . Sigma Alpha Delta Saxifrage. Student Christian Association TREASURER JAMES HAVERTY Junior Hi h Gardner " Jim " " I ' m frail " . . . " Bring your troub les lo me " . . . rabid sportsman . . . ace hoopstei . . . lour year money man . . . memorable historian . perfect attendance .11 parties . . . rare u H and humor . . . Pete Poverty . . . Amici ( ' lass I rcasurcr New - in. in (I lib Our close and pleasant association with the members of the Class of ' 54 makes it a privilege to extend to you our most cordial good wishes. May you find much satisfac- tion and joy in your professional careers. " Kool-l-l " . . . Leominister prankster . . . " Lay that rifle down " . . . disbeliever in hard work . . . always pleasant . . . quiet and businesslike . . . lover of the out of doors . . . bachelor tendencies . . . cas- ual .. . charge out of life. ' Twitch " RICHARD C. ALLAIN Junior High Leominister VIRGINIA L. BARNES Elementary Concord Demure . . . soft spoken . . . dependable friend . . . ever ready smile . . . optimistic in every situation . . . fan mail . . easy- going manner . . . genuine warmth . . . never lost in a library . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Student Christian Asso- ciation. ' Ginny " A , JOYCE P. BAUDREAU Elementary Maynard Ready with a kind word and a helping hand for everyone . . . man talents . . . musical and artistic . . . serious minded . . congenial manner . . . true friend and willing worker . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . , Adelphian, ( orrcsponding Secretary Newman Club. v ■■Chuck " CHARLES L. BILIONIS Junior High Fitchburg ' -. " If it weren ' t for the Greeks where would we be? " . . . persuasive personality . . . best " draughtsman " in the pro- fession . . . prolific reader . . . humorous homespun tales . . .Amici . . . Saxifrage Board . " Bridge anyone " . . . quick wit . . . pleasant sophistica- tion . . . golden tresses . . . knitted suits and Shalimar . . . cheerful, except at 8:25 . . . it ' s fascinating . . . Har- vard weekends . . . rapid narration . . . loves plays . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . Newman Club . . . Saxifrage Board, Business Manager. JANET E. BLAKE Junior High Springfield I ••Bob " ROBERT E. BLOOMFIELD Industrial Arts Belmont Sea-going bellhop . . . Tell me her name and I ' ll fix you up . . . Greenville slugger . . . fast motorcycles . . . charter member of northeast corner gang . . . Weston ' s electrical wizard . . . quiet reserved humor . . . frequent visits to Keene . . . sports a fire engine red coupe . . . Student Chris- tian Association. Quick genuine v it . . . persever- ance . . . educated left toe . . . builder of a radio that works . . . cool on the hickories . . . " Good- night Irene " . . . talented dancer . . . E Cumpari . . . enjoys play- ing host to Keene bovs " let ' s have a party " . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Newman Club . . . Saxifrage. Hob KOBI R I V HOMIl KM liuluslri.il Arts Worccstci I Irish colleen . . .. lovable . . . friend to all . . W.A.A. mainstay . . . outstanding athlete . . . cute as can be . . . midnight phone calls . . . red-skin rooter . . . complete- ly carefree . . . loves to sleep . . . sincere in all she says and does ... a niece and nephew every day . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Newman Club. •Bren MARYLIN A. BRENNAN Elementary Pembroke Connie Optimistic in every situation . . . well versed in all matters . . . nat- ural poise . . . faithful worker . . . the girls ' chauffeur . . . noted for dry humor . . . seen at the Enter- prise . . . fastidious dress . . . Sig- ma Alpha Delta . . . Student Chris- tian Association. CONSTANCE I. BRIGGS Elementary Fitchburg " Curt " Man of a few words ... the big toe .. . Model " T " . . . needs no shoulder pads . . . compliment to masculine race . . . exterior Rem- brandt . . . many aliases . . . friend of Morpheus . . . Soangetaha . . . Mo- hawks, Keeper of the Wampum. CRANE C. BROOKS Industrial Arts Framingham - •■ ' ' Smooth complexion . . . curly lashes . . . artistically inclined . . . loves a good time . . . tastefully dressed . . . lover of music . . . " and then again " . . A P . . " What will we have f or trump? " . . . Newman Club. CHRISI INi: 1 . C Al ANDKINO Elementary Leominster Pop bottles . . . studies when no one is looking . . . " Just do what the old man tells you " . . . lover of elassical music, hill-billy style . . . radio Moscow . . . J all rev Chamber of Commerce . . . F.T.C. ' s Barney Oldlield . . . sit ' n, roek ' n and star ' n society . . . northeast corner gang . . . Epsilon Pi Tail, Vice-President. - - " Pop " HERBERT H. CROSS Industrial Arts Chester " Shirt ' SHIRLEY CROWDER BESSLER Elementary Springfield Just because your hair is curly . . . perfect size nine . . . " Dinner at the Spa anyone? " . . . artistic tempera- ment . . . impulsive heart . . .collector of china kittens . . . loves pocty . . . beautiful brown eyes . . . Miller Hall prexy ; mid-term bride . . . spends spare time in kitchen experimenting . . . Student Christian Association . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Adelphian, Vice-President. RICHARD S. DARGAN Junior High Newtonville " Dick " " One of the gang " . . . keen sense of humor . . . calm, cool and collected . . . quiet manner . . . history authority . . . many appropriate puns . . . flat top . . . pantomime artist . . . second- deck alarm clock . . . " Happy get up time " . . . " Feeling poorly " . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Student Council, Treasurer . . . Newman Club . . . Saxifrage . The strong arm of power . . . stocks, bonds and real estate . . . radar-controlled Studcbaker . . . coaching aspirations . . . Vive II Duce . . . lover of the Wild West . . . Mr. M. A. A. . . . " Some people eat to live, I live to eat " . . . wildly controversial . . . vacation in Jamaica . . . Amici . . . Gaveleer, Treasurer . . . Newman Club . . . Stick. VINCENT DE NOVE1 1 is Industrial Arts Watertown " Idealist " . . . " Is that not so? " . . . youth enthusiast . . . " Better late than never " . . . big in stature, huge in heart . . . infectious brand of humor . . . true friend ... as merry as the day is long . . . Amici . . . Student Christian Association. " Jack " HAROLD F. DESMOND Junior High Westminster Loves those field trips . . . sincere convictions . . . commuter in name only . . . sharp dresser . . . noble are those who are earnest . . . spiritual leader of trio . . . always with his fish pole . . .capable and dependable . . . Amici . . . Gavaleer, Secretarv . . . Newman Club. Dippy ' ANTHONY F. DiPIETRO Junioi High Fitchburg " Barbs " Hi ya " ... a genuine warmth . . . hard worker . . . naturally curly hair . . . generous spirit . . . " Oh well, look to the future " . . . basketball whiz . . . piano player . . . " Lucky Ole Sun " . . . Newman Club. BARBARA A. DUFFY Elementary Dorchester Dean Bolger ' s girl Friday . . . loves green and aqua . . . twinkle in her eye . . . efficient and practical . . . her candle burns at both ends . . . natural and unpretentious .... " What will I wear today? " ... a willing hand . . . " Whoosh " . . . Sigma Alpha Delta .. . . Class Secretary . . . Student Council . . . Adelphian, President . . . New- man Club. MAUREEN A. ELDER Elementary Springfield Curly . . . quiet possessor of Piersall . . . I. A. all the way . . . . . . staunch defender of beliefs . . . Mike ' s second in command . . . Model A . . . willingly responds . . . Amici . . . Gave- leer, Secretary, President . . . Student Christian Association. a subtle wit . . . Softball ' s took his sabbatical at Devens CARL T. ERICKSON Industrial Arts Randolph ' Carl ' ' Claire ' CLAIRE H. FARQUHAR Elementary Athol " Oh, Janic. what am I to do? " . . . share and share alike . . . letters via Uncle Sam . . . effervescent humor . . . only 23 more lesson plans to go . . . tremendous vitality ... 58 steps to the third floor . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Adelphian, Secretary . . . Newman ( lub JOHN J. FARRELL Industrial Arts Fitchburg Strong individualist . . . ardent sportsman . . . team man in soccer . . . studious and prompt . . . anchors aweigh . . . Buzzin ' around . . . coffee at two . . . handy man at home . . . Dew- drop Inn . . . Amici . . . Student Christian Association. iUfe " Jack " " Rick- M RICHARD J. FERRIS Junior High Fitchburg " So tired I can ' t sec straight " . . . natural born leader and organizer . . . mcihodic.il thinker . . . " I he Old Sail . . . diplomatic in all endeavors . , . two teachers in the t.innK . . . extreme hospitality . . . reliable in every situation all around good fellow . . . Phi Delta Pi ... lass Presi- dent . . . Student ( ouncil . I ditor . . Stu- dent Christian Association. 4k NORMAN H. FINCK. [ndustrial Arts Turners Falls " Norm " Let ' s go to Boston " . . . shuffling along . . . Hill-topper . . . flies a Ford . . . the dark room . . . Turner ' s (Falls) . . . connoisseur of fine food . . silent steel . . . Wheaties for Christmas . . . Amici Christian Association. a man of . . Student KENNETH E. FITZGERALD Industrial Arts Weymouth •Ken " T. C. ' s taxi . . . hot-rod mechanic . . . shop wizard . . . coaches chief advisor ... 55 yard goal . . . weakness for blondes . . . " anyone for Roy ' s? " . . . flawless abode . . . mildly independent ... 2:10 A.M. . . Amici . . . Gaveleer, Corresponding Secre- tary . . . Student Christian Association . . . Saxifrage Board. I Gay and carefree . . . gales of laughter . . . master of creative design . . . " Let ' s go to the Spa for coffee " ... an ear for music . . . party lover . . . afternoon siestas . . . Fidus Achates . . . Philodemic, Treasurer . . . Newman Club . . . Cheerleader. DOROTHEA M. FORTSCH Elementary Hatfield " Dottie " " Read any good books lately " . . . transfer from Clark . . . lover of plays . . . nine o ' clock coffee hour . . . " When s the next party? " . . . the Worcester Special . . . philos. phic in his ideas . . . new mid-term editor . . . acquired " Sir " at I .C.J. 11. S. . . . Stick. NORMAN V. GALLAGHER Junior High West Boylston ' Norm ' sparkling eyes . . . flirtatious walk . . . borrowers and lenders, incorporated . . . dependable . . . sweet sophistication . . . wicked Charleston . . . sneakers and skirts . . . grade A teacher . . . perfectionist . . . mind of her own . . . Fidus Achates . . . Newman Club . . . Saxifrage Board " Janie ' JANE L. GIANNON1 Junior High Arlington Day Street capitalist . . . well versed . . . " Come to the book store " . . . example of businessman and father . . . deep thinker . . . dramatics his greatest . . . late hours and filled Ash Tray . . . conservative in his ways . . . many talents . . . Amici . . . Class Treasurer . . . Newman Club . . . Stick. PETER A. GINNITY Junior High Fitchburg ' ? " " Pete ' ROBERT GOODWIN Junior High Norwood Man about town . . . ardent sports fan . . . " Takes two to Tango " . . . math whiz . . . looks to the brighter side . . . hunt- ing and fishing enthusiast . . . sensibly strong . . . fancy for Fords . . . Soangetaha . . . Newman Club. LILA HENDRIKSON KEATING Elementary Ashburnham Knit one, purl two ... of the whist crew regulars . . . domestic tenden- cies . . . " Oh heavens " . . . individual- ist .. . music, food for the soul . . . an answer for everyone . . . " Did you finish reading your assignment? " . . . Student Christian Association. Heart of gold , ■ . hardest worker . . . authority on Diesels . . . " Pal " . . • Saturday night beano . . . Dillon ' s best . . . clam and corn chef . . . Casey Jones of the highways . . . 8:35 punc- tuality . . . candid camera . . . " Now Frank " . . . Soangetaha. . Saxifrage . FRANCIS J. HOLAHAN Industrial Arts Medford ' Frank " Jim ' JAMES E. HORGAN Junior High Fitchburg •Huh? " ' . . . flies a convertible ... try anything once . . . whimsically unpredictable . . . coaching aspirant . . . interest- ing outlook . . . just meets English deadlines. Vim, vigor, and vitality . . . caught with the " goodies " . . . legal advisor . . . Dillon veteran . . . history enthusiast . . . ready smile . . . always with " Lizzie " . . . ardent advocate of four day week . . . Amici . . . Newman Club. GEORGE H. HOWARD Junior High Otter River " George ' ADELAIDE S. HURST Junior High Lcominister Always tactful . . . extensive reader . . . she can cook, too in search foi the realit) ol things . , . army wife one I. A. shop . Stick, Editor. noon-time Spa-cr ' K ii I rue Affable . . . fondness for science . . . expressive eyes . . . Stop and Shop . . . straight forwardness . . . pleasant word for all . . . spectator sports . . . easy going manner . . . friendly ... Phi Delta Pi. EDWARD J. KEAVENY Junior High Fitchburc Easy to know . . . contentment personified . . . unequaled in sports officiating . . . always on the go . . . sincere, tolerant, and consistent . . . businesslike in academic pursuits . . . worthy ambitions . . . " Just three more times around " . . . Student Christian Association. CHARLES T. KIMBALL Junior High Fitchburg " Anyone for whist ? " . . . tremendous knowledge of govern- ment . . . deep humor . . . swimming instructor . . . loves to dance . . . " Try anything once " . . . prodigious reader ... " I love you all! " " Kim " t A JEAN A. KIMBALL Junior Hit h Athol ELIZABETH A. LaFLAME Elementary Leominister Jack of all trades . . . " Let ' s harmonize " . . . always ready with a helping hand . . . effici- ency plus . . . boundless enthu- siasm . . . W.A.A. all the wa; . . . always an idea for any occasion . . . Sigma Alpha Del- ta .. . Class Vice-President . . . Student Council, President . . . Newman Club, Rem ' [.A. was too big " . . . Second deck ambassador ... at home on the basketball court . . . well groomed . . . has creative ability . . . poten- tial 2nd looey . . . debonair . . . Soangetaha . . . Student Council . . . Newman Club . . . Saxifrage. ' Bob ' ROBERT L. LaFLAMME Worcester Junior High ■An ' - ' ' " Dorm Daddy " . . . easy going friendliness . . . e ' est si bon . . . scholar . . . National Bank of Pal- mer Hall . . . systematic . . . " Quiet Please " . . . sincerity . . . those summers at Hyannis . . . " Uncle Remus " . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Eso- teric, Secretary . . . Newman Club. ■+ ' ARTHUR G. LaFRENIER Junior High South Ashburnham Warm sense of humor . . . " You can say that again " . . . the 1953 Chevie . . . reads extensively . . . the semi-classical music lover . . . plans involve wedding bells and satin next summer . . . Newman Club. JACQUELINE K. LARSON Elementary Otter River T ' Jackie " JOSEPH P. LAV1N Junior Hiuh Leominister " That old gang of nunc " . . . sub- tle wit . . . member of the whisl quartet . . . easy going . . . the smiling Irishman . . . intramural hoopster . . . pi. mo music lover ... Phi Delta Pi . . . Newman Club . . . Stick. «fc " When did you first notice it? " . . . still waters run deep . . . Haverhill flash . . . practical . . . family man . . . anchor ' s aweigh . . . congenial and studious . . . Newman Club. JAMES R. LEGAULT Junior High Haverhill " Jim " Green eyes . . . " You hate me " . . . practical and conscien- tious worker . . . inquisitive nature . . . hand knitted socks and sweaters . . . " Fourth for whist " . . . calm, cool and collected . . . collector of items for Christmas village . . . Newman Club. LORRAINE T. LEMIRE Elementary Leominster LORRAINE M. LYONNAISE Elementary Fitchburg I " Chickie " Smooth dancer . . . sophisticated wardrobe . . . shoes of every color . . . top-notch teacher . . . friendly to all . . . neat and attractive in appearance . . . many male admirers . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . Newman Club. 4 r J 3 J f 1 ROBERT L. LITTLEFIELD Junior High Gardner V • »i Hard working commuter . . . carrot-top . . . card shark sense of humor . . . U. of M. transfer . , . knowledge ol mathe- matics . . . individualist . . . serious and efficient . . . homespun philosophy . . . Amici. " lot ' s make it no trump " . . . mail monopoly . . . our per- fectionist . . . collects the Bride magazines . . . avid I. A. sup- porter . . . Mr. Hammond ' s capable secretary . . . " Remember Jan - Judy ' s party? " . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . Tokalon, Presi- dent . . . Student Christian Association . . . Saxifrage Board. JUDITH C. MANN Elementary Hampden " Judy " Extemporaneous wit . . . likes " Gin " . . . clever hoop artist . . . capable leader . . . zest for fun . . . precise thinker . . . tem- permental transportation . . . carefree . . . OJ ' s left hand man . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Esoteric, President, Treasurer . . . New- man Club . . . Stick . . . Saxifrage. •Bill " Ch WILLIAM E. MANNION Junior High Fall River r; qjrx " Dear Ruth " . . . basketball coach . . . everybody ' s friend . . . Highland jaunt . . . quiet but forceful . . . pleasing personality . . . stout-hearted man . . . Shining LightT.CJ.H.S. . . sports- manship guaranteed . . . TV parties . . . Soangetaha . . . New- man Club. WILLIAM E. MATTE Industrial Arts Fall River • ' Bill " " Mm ' JUNE M. McGARRY Elementary Holyoke V " Pizza anyone? " . . . Friendly to .ill . . . earner. is Flashbulbs . . . Pardon! diligent and conscientious . . . " That ' s the w.i the ball bounces " . . . peruser of government . . . night before seminar finals ... " I bid three diamonds " . Student Council . . . Newman Club. X Sophomore starter but made up for lost time . . . warmth and wit . . . and oh how she could harmonize . . . the life of a trainer . . . pussy foots the piano keys . . . the vogue type . . . party, party ... " I can ' t get serious " ... the knowing smile . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . ToKalon, Treasurer . . . Newman Club . . . Stick. ELIZABETH A. McGOVERN Elementary Worcester " Betty " RICHARD L. McGUIRE Industrial Arts Scituate ' Mac ' One of the departed gang . . . three-tone cherry convertible . . . owns the dorm ' s bus . . . " Scoop " . . . easy tempo . . . conservative ways . . . army M P ' s . . Manila experiences . . . former week-end trips to Chicopee . . . Amici . . . Gaveleer, Vice-President . . . Stu- dent Christian Association . . . Stick. ' ' .j " Swish " . . . efficiency plus . . . ambitious and methodical . . . Burbank . . . modern art ideas . . . Groton ' s top man . . . Nor- man Nesbitt . . . biggest mail box at T. C. . . . firm believer in the right . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Epsilon Pi Tau . . . Newman Club, President . . . Stick. NORMAN L. METHOT Industrial Arts Fall River Norm ' " M - ALBERT R. MEZZANOTT1 Industrial Arts Worcester Advocate of modern art . , ■ strong individualist . . . " M Chairman " ... I. A. conscious . . . dependable home crafts- man . . . personable . . . fabulous apartment with Elaine knows what he wants . . , Phi Delia Pi . . . Epsilon Pi I Treasurer . . . Stick. " Ruthi RUTH r. MILLER Elementary Winchendon " Fourth for bridge " . . . loved that second grade . . . subtle humor . . . that five minute breakfast rush . . . " Check my mailbox " . . . found two careers at T. C. . . . Student Christian Association. DONALD C. MILLER Industrial Arts Winchendon ' Don ' " Home on the Cape " . . . sailing enthusiast . . . all I. A. . . . determined in his undertakings . . . Korean vet . . . pianist personified . . . enjoys the finer things of life . . . Student Christian Association. Priceless gems . . . the only male member of the girls ' dorm . . . T. C. ' s psychologist without a couch . . . tremendous thinker . . . " Cunning " . . . emphatic in his opinions . . . one of the best . . . varied interests . . . top-notch teacher . . . asset to any activity . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Newman Club. " Bob " ROBERT MOFFETTE Industrial Arts Danvers MARY T. MURPHY Elementary II River Impeccably neat . . . smooth com- plexion . . . exemplifies what the well dressed college girl should wear . . . " What ' ll I tell the kid- dies today? " ... a new dress foi every occasion . . . delightful to know . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . Tokulon, Secretary . . . Newman Club. Cartoon artist . . . dry, subtle humor . . . " Barbershop Quartet " . . . capable organizer . . . quiet efficiency . . . class day stal- wart . . . " Hubby " . . . regular guy . . . untiring T. C. worker . . . Class President . . . Stick. ROBERT I. MURPHY Junior High Athol • ' Bob " ' Teresa " PHYLLIS A. NOVAK Elementary Gardner The girl with savoir-faire . . . ready, rugged, and radical . . . flying knitting needles that hypnotize . . . sign language . . . Christmas in Michigan . . . lesson plan craze . . . many ad- mirers . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . ToKalon, Vice-president . . . Newman Club . . . Saxifrage Board ' Okie ' Addition to any group . . . Con- noisseur of people . . . always ready to agree, especially to a par- ty .. . takes the wind out of any- body ' s sails . . . always there . . . limpy . . . " all around Joe " . . . level headed . . . well formed opin- ions . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . New- man Club. PAUL V. O ' CONNELL Industrial Arts Medford MARY A. O ' KEEFE Elementary Leominster ' Mary ' Sweet n ' petite . . . " I ' ll heal you up " . . . delightful sense ol humor . . . our own I mstein . . . " Hc.ih " . . . tremendous bundle ot encrgv . . . first-rate teacher I cad oi MacDufT " Punctuality personified . . . part of the trio . . . unknown trip to Boston . . . Sports writer for Telegram . . . loves a good laugh . . . " Cheers " . . . have one on me . . . progressive out- look . . . staunch debater . . . Amici . . . Newman Club. FRED J. O ' ROURKE Junior High Fitchburg " Jerry " " Irj " IRJA E. PALOJARVI Elementary Gardner From the halls of Montezuma . . . music lover . . . " By the Sea " . . . full of fun . . . Dillonite . . . what ' s trump? . . . . . . thoughtful . . . Phyl ' s pal . . . industrious worker . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . Student Christian Association. Commuter ' s pride and joy . . . impulsive manner . . . " got a match? " . . . extra-curricular activities a specialty . . . " Oh well, it was a good party " . . . outstanding ath- lete . . . suite " J " visitor . . . with dimples . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Class Vice-President . . . Student Coun- cil .. . Student Christian Association CAROL LYNCH Elementary Leominister SECRETARY m- " Carol " DONALD PIERMARINl Junior Hi-ih Leominster Friendly nature . . . quiet wisdom . . . drives the green hornet . . . dry wit . . . tour of Asia . . . col- lector of old and rare firearms . . . " Mugsy " . . . " I ' m running this show " . . . Bruce, a pride and joy . . . degree in culinary arts . . . family man . . . Amici. V JAMES F. PLUNK.EIT Industrial Arts Worcester " Jim ' " y Loves to hoop ' em . . . ready smile . . . cliff dweller . . . party tenor . . . seconds any suggestion to " live it up " . . . transfer from St. Michael ' s . . . " Diamond Jim " . . . Whalom Park capitalist . . . does to cars what Liszt did to pianos . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Newman Club. BERNARD C. POLLOCK Junior High Worcester ' Bernie ' Smiley " . . . second deck ambassador . . . Mississippi Gambler . . . wake me at 10:15 . . . midnight phone calls ... so cheerful in the morning . . . straight forwardness . . . the debaters ' asset . . . hoopster . . . " Smudge " . . . Soangetaha . . . Mohawk Club. Keeper of the Wampum . . . Newman Club. t Dry humorist . . . the filing system kid . . . house boat designer . . . electrical wizard . . . African Queen . . . man behind the scenes . . . " Can you spare a buck? " . . . reserved yet always willing . . . kitchen wonder . . . Amici . . . Student Christian Association. " Ronnie " RONALD S. PREBLE Industrial Arts Winchester BARBARA E. PR I IS I Elementary Maynard Ambition to travel . . . inventive qualities . . . philosophy " major " . . . candid nature . . . humorous insight . . . flashing smile . . . lady chauffeur . . . southpaw . . . " Bet- ter days arc coming " . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Adelphian, Vice- President, Treasurer . . . Student Christian Association. Christmas-tree decorator . . . pig- skin capers on the forbidden grass . . . everybody ' s buddy . . . " When lush eyes are smiling! ' . . all ' round athlete . . . even disposition . . . tremendous worker . . . " My seventh graders could i. o belter " . . . The Good Samaritan . . . So- angetaha . . . Mohawk Club, Scribe . . . Newman Club, Treasurer. J NELSON REBELLO Industrial Arts Taunton ' Nellie " DOROTHY A. ROBUS Elementary Maynard Contagious laughter . . . genial sense of humor . . . home town gal . . . T. C. ' s Esther Williams . . . excitable . . . earnest friend . . . Hallowe ' en games . . . " Really! " . . . genuine enthusiasm . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Student Christian Association. " Dotty " MARION A. RODERICK Elementary New Bedford Marion " Lark of Miller Hall . . . delightfully naive . . . gracious and charming . . . stunningly dressed ... a kind word for all . . . expressive eyes . . . graceful dancing partner . . . " What ' s it like here weekends? " . . . Gnothi Seauton . . . Class Vice- President . . . Newman Club. ANTON I A E. SMITH Elementary Fitchburg Toni f X» " Hi ya doll! " . . . good tliinys come in small packages serious minded . . . card player . . . grcal admirci oi Sli.ikc- speare . . . that warm glow . . . those countless hand-knitted sweaters ... " 1 hanks bunches " . I SHIRLEY M. SPIRES Elementary Fitchburg Distinguished commuter ... li- brarian . . . former Burbank hiller . . . quiet but persevering nature . . . dancing, a favorite . . . lives right around the corner . . . good natured . . . girlish smile . . . Where there ' s music, there ' s Shirl . . . Fidus Achates. " Shirl " NORMAN R. SWICKER Industrial Arts Worcester " Norm " Serious minded . . . competent man on the soccer field . . . many and varied interests . . . final year dorm student ... a way of getting things done . . . rugged ... off campus activities . . . hunting and skiing fan . . . Amici . . . Student Christian Association. CHARLES S. THOMAS Junior High Leominster Class composer . . . always a help- ing hand . . . terrific teacher . . . 54 ' s musical claim to fame ... se- rious student . . . steadying influ- ence . . . " White Wings " . . . sin- cere . . . " Pussy and I " . . . " I ' ll see if I have time " . . . " My word " . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Student Christian Association. Charlie ' Casual manner and easy— going hu- mor . . . many trips to Boston . . . stars on both the court and dia- mond . . . reputable boxer . . . Sammy ' s little electrician . . . Hash- es of genius . . . independent . . . interested in the finer arts . . . will never receive a ticket for speeding . . . Amici . . . Newman Club. FRANCIS J. TRAINOR Industrial Arts Worcester ! I ' Y ' ' Ha EUGENE R. TROMBLY Industrial Arts Lenox " Gene " Where ' s our balloon? " . . . Berkshire twang . . . cool on the hickories . . . Jaffrey bound . . . amusingly sarcastic . . . second deck lounge . . . generous nature . . . " Anyone for tea? " . . . heavenly bodies . . . little man, big heart . . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Epsilon Pi Tau, President. Saxifrage Board . Ad lib artist . . . explicit diction . . . many friends . . . " Whisper- ing Smith " . . . smooth but slow talker . . . man about town . . . basically serious and conscientious . . . our own politi- cian . . . cool business man . . . occasionally reduces things from chaos to mere confusion . . Phi Delta Pi . . . Newman Club RICHARD F. TUCKER Industrial Arts Fitchburg ■■Dick- ALICE TURCOTTE Elementary Granby Pride of the second grade . . . argyles on four needles . . . main- stay of the dining hall . . . brim- ming scrap-book . . . Mohawk sup- porter . . . glee club enthusiast nature lover . . . accordion player . . . duplicate car keys . . . New- man Club. " Al " FRANCIS P. VISOKAS Industrial Arts Worcester " Frank " Merc convertible . . . dynatones . . , loves hard work . ■ . power mechanic joy rides . . . aero dynamics a specialty urge to travel . . . cover up man . . . those trips from Worcestei . . . counts his pennies . . . neat and conservative Amici. s PAUL J. WALSH Industrial Arts Roslindale ' ■Paul ' Dependable . . . owns the twin sweater . . . photography, a hobby? . . . Sam ' s little helper . . . makes it back for week- ends . . . tall and silent . . . T. C. ' s hot rod mechanic . . . roller skating advocate . . . money lender . . . Soangetaha . . . Mohawk, Scribe . . . Newman Club. Junior politician . . . outdoorsman . . . T. C. J. H. S. fan club . . . understudy to drama . . . interesting profile . . . loves a good time . . . " Let ' s just say somebody goofed " . . . quiet on the surface . . . auto racing follower . . . Amici. BRUCE E. WELLS Junior High Worcester ' Bruce ' i Efficiency plus in her chosen profession ... a whiz at all sports . . . perky as her nickname . . . overwhelmingly en- thusiastic ... an asset to any group . . . pleasing smile . . . characteristic tilt of her head . . . card shark . . . avid knitter . . . collects newspaper clippings . . . Sigma Alpha Delta . . . Student Christian Association . . . Glee Club. " Trudy " r Gertrude L. Bennett, Nursing Education Fall River Pauline Shanahan Byrne Nursing Education Littletown " Polly ' Friend to all . . . newlywed . . . prolific lecturer on Bermuda . . . taxi t the hill . . . expressive brown eyes . . . always willing i» lend a helping hand . . . refreshing personality . . . sincere . . eager to learn . . . out- standing housekeeper . . . Sigma Alpha Delia . . . Newman Club 61 n ever-readv smile . . . keen sense of the dramatic . . . o " s • c, t ou s industrious . . . sincere friend . . good hoS sociable nature . fabulous letter wnter . . . dimples . . ■ pensive moods . . . Newman Club. ' Dwyn " Mary D. Costigan, Nursing Education Amesbury Joanne H. Davis, Nursing Education Rockland Spares at sport, . wan ders mernly g-ft-3 « tf g£ vacatio™ adap f rcuteit buuerfly.. . launch d erminat.on prolific reader . . . Student Christ.an Assoc.at.on . . . Dramatic Club. 62 Fun to be with . . . hearty laugh . . . always talkative . . . always obliging . . . good natured . . . definite interest in New York State . . . flying low . . . behind the wheel . . . many assets . . . down-to-earth qualities . . . Student Christian Association. " Jan " Janice Dewitt, Nursing Education Gardner, New York Marjorie H. Gleed, Nursing Education Haverhill " Midge " A spitfire with homemaking tendencies . . . generous . . . talented seam stress . . . sings unsung notes . . . blushes like a summer rose any season of the year . . . femininity ever with a boyish bub . . . stylishl) snappy dresser . . . loyal friend . . . an asset to the profession . . . Burbank s cover-girl . . . Student C hristian Association . . Saxifrage. 63 Marion H. Ihmo, Nursing Education Ashby Serene and sincere . . . earnest in her work . studious . accomplished pianist . . . fine sense of humor . . . natural and wholesome beauty . . . industrious and persevering . . . capable and likable nurse . . . thoughtful and dependable . . . interest in others . . . Glee Club. " Marion Elizabeth A. Kitsuda, Nursing Education Anchorage, Alaska " Betty ' a button . . . energetic . . . traveler . . . makes friends readily . . a fine mind . . . appreciation of life ' s humorous moments . . . lives life to the fullest . . . trips the light fantastic with ease . . . inherent tennis talent . . . varied social life . . . Fidus Achates . . . Student Christian As- sociation . . . Glee Club. 64 " Lo-e Amazing laugh . . . musical talent . . . flash of lightning on the basketball court . . . charming nature . . . full of rascality . . . diligent embroiderer . . . party enthusiast . . . sympathetic friend . . . night duty her specialty? . . . " perfect " card player . . . Fidus Achates . . . Student Christian Association. Loisanne Lovell, Nursing Education Hanover + i Jane F. Nugent, Nursing Education Milford " Janie " rhoughtful . . . capable and responsible . .1 fine sense ol humor original and clever . . active leadei of nci class . cxtremcl) fashionable ardent bicyclist . . . always finishes what she starts eventual poised . . Sigma Alpha Delta , Newman Club. 65 Patricia Zanio Roberts, Nursing Education Kenosha, Wisconsin Happily married . . . learning to be domestic . . . fine mind . . . winning personality . . . sparkling smile . . . offers en- couragement to classmates . . . interesting conversationalist . . . loyal to friends . . . industrious . . . Fidus Achates . . . Student Christian Association. " Pat ' Janet M. Van Hazings, Nursing Education Kenosha, Wisconsin " Jan A mid-westerner . . . keen mind . . . persevering . . . loves the out-of-doors . . loyal . . . fine ability to comprehend the abstract . . . highly capable . . square dance enthusiast . . . enjoys country-style activities . . . Student Christian Association. 66 ROLAND F. FARQUHAR • m j 3n m emoriam 67 B , ijljl , I 3 ralnin f MM Mitv. 1 MMM Charles Messner Marion F. Anthony Catherine C. Weston oLjiilon Margaret McDowell Elizabeth Quattlander Elizabeth O ' Connor Luella P. Topping Elma M. Johnson Anna F. Philbin Marion B. Cushman C daerii qeriy Joseph E. Underwood, Charles C. Butler, Gertrude L. Fiske, Tamar Penan, Signe Antila, William H. Fitzgibbon, John H. Fitzgerald, Ralph L. Small, John J. Kelly. Aunior rriah IH A 71 3 i, Sept. 9 Sept. 1 1 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. " Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 9 Nov. 13 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 eaiure 1 ast half o( class begins eighteen long weeks of motivation, individual differences, units, lesson plans, and registers . . . Training! Freshman weekend, physicals, " Ham and Eggs, " registration . . . and that Friday night dance where no one dances! Starry-eyed Freshmen attend their first college classes in their shoes! oh, to be Classes begin for the lucky half of the seniors. Beanies appeal . . . front walk olT-limits to Frosh. Soccer team in full uniform put up goal posts under the able direction of " Tex. " Senior class meeting ... 60 attend . . . largest attendance in years. 62 dorm girls take lates. 62 dorm girls wish they hadn ' t. Small crowd sees first soccer game at home . . . F.T.C. clobbers Durfee, 6-0. First loss to Bridgevvater in two years dealt out by the Falcons . . . many people note improving school spirit. Massachusetts Teachers Colleges meet here for a conference . . . Numerous construction activities make campus look like a tornado hit it . . . Ah, such is life! F.T.C. loses championship game to Keene in the driving rain . . . Soccer season ends with 4 wins, 3 losses and one tie. Hollowe ' en Dance held at Saima Hall . . . first all school function of the year . . . good turn out. First snowfall of the year . . . Many ski enthusiasts get gear in order expecting a real old fashioned winter . . . (incidentally, the next appreciable snow fell during the second week of January.) Juniors edge seniors, 1-0 in inter-class soccer . . . confetti, streamers, band, shows the spirit of both sides ... if only this type of enthusiasm were shown at varsity contests. Trainees switch assignments . . . now in the home stretch. Several seniors enjoy a harmless Sunday afternoon ' s exercise playing football on the front campus . . . Several underclassmen join in the fun. The same five seniors pay for their grave crime against society by spending five nights in solitary confinement. Nov. 20 Nov. 25 Dec. 1 Dec. 4 Nov. 19 Tug-of-war . . . Freshmen defeat sophomores . . . parades up and down the front walk . . . Spirit of ' 56 . . . The " Hungry Five " make their formal debut . . . Beanies disappear from view. Freshman Reception at City Hall . . . dance a big success, despite the shortage of paper cups. Thanksgiving recess . . . Trainees give thanks for two days respite from the wars. Fun-Nite . . . typifies training . . . which twin wears the glasses? Basketball season opens with thrilling win over R.I.C.E. . . . Placards, a band, and a capacity crowd inspired team to victory. Dec. 5 Christmas Dance . . . cleverly arranged to conflict with the basketball game so that the athletes can ' t go. Cheerleaders make debut. Dorm Christmas parties . . . anonymous phone call! Most of the school leaves for vacation . . . trainees remain behind. Tremendous upset over Clark . . . Everyone would have been proud of the teams performance. Congratulations are in order for Mr. Weston, our new " Pres. " . Trainees finally get out for Christmas. Everyone returns . . . many new rings flashed . . . now begins four hectic weeks in which everyone tries to do a semester ' s work. Basketeers notch third win. Finals begin . . . Many students regret semester of wasted time. Seniors celebrate end of training. New semester . . . general crackdown . . . more term papers . . . weekly quizzes . . . Gee Whiz, and our last semester! Feb. 13 Carnival Ball . . . Freshmen do a terrific job . . . Boy, was it cold! . . . Maureen and Nellie crowned. Feb. 14 Carnival week-end ... no snow and a temperature below zero . . . splendid coordination by the sophomores. Feb. 15 Philos ta ke us to the " Roarin " Twenties " with their Flicks. Dec. 9 Dec. 10 Dec. 11 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Dec. 23 Jan. 4 Jan. 13 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 fer» : Ulndi erara Y ductted I L ladd of 1955 President: Elizabeth Bachiochi Vice-President: Mary Lou Hickey Secretary: Patricia Manganiello Treasurer: James Bachman ' .1 Class of 1956 President: Richard Davis Vice-President: Carol Chase Secretary: Helen Byrne Treasurer: James Davis I, Class of 1957 CLASS OFFICERS President: Philip Tardanico Vice-President: Mary Moran Secretary: Carol Dobie Treasurer: Lawrence Blakely 83 XI r m . vm wcXcm Richard J. Ferris Editor Janet E. Blake Business Manager uxitrua e Phyllis A. Novak, Charles L. Bilionis, Jane L. Giannoni, Kenneth E. Fitzgerald, Judith C. Mann, Eugene R. Trombly. - m IWlB ' V ' ■ r.WTjF ' W » • William L. Mannion Judith C. Mann Photography Jane L. Giannoni Richard F. Tucker Write-ups Eugene R. Trombly Kenneth E. Fitzgerald Organization write-ups Staff Robert LaFlamme Art Nancy H. Peontak Advertising Constance M. Shaw Circulation Francis J. Holahan Directory Phyllis A. Novak, Robert A. Bombard Candids Marion Roderick, Richard S. Dargan Feature 87 Nt«, student ( oof The purpose of this association shall be to regulate all matters pertaining to student life which do not come within the jurisdiction of the faculty; to further in every way the spirit of unity, cooperation, and loyalty among the students of our college; to increase their sense of re- sponsibility, toward one another; and to be a medium by which the social and cultural standards of the college may be maintained on a high plane. President: Elizabeth H. LaFlame Vice-President: Roger Bordeau Secretary: Margret Provenzani Treasurer: Richard S. Dargan 88 ' « Zfi. S tlck The purpose of this publication is to encourage intelligent student opinion, serve as a house organ for the college, act as a record of school achievement, create better school spirit, and to develop individual ability. Adelaide Hurst Joan Hannon Co-Editors mi ci 4 ; ■ A They have general jurisdiction over the study hour regulation and the dormitory social program. President: Shirley Crowder Bessler Senior Representative: Judy Mann Junior Representative: Elizabeth Bachiochi Sophomore Representative: Barbara Knowlton Freshman Representative: Edna Lavezzo WldL J4JI I aimer rrali . . . and assist in so directing dormitory affairs that the study, recreational and social needs of the students are agreeably met. President: Vincent De Novellis Secretary: Roger Bordeau Treasurer: Richard Alto Senior Representative: Paul O ' Connell Junior Representative: Bart Clark Sophomore Representative: Frank Viscardi ( ommuiina II II en 6 rs ociciti 9 These boards have charge of the matters which affect the comfort and welfare of their members, dealing with the needs of the men and women who do not live in the dormitory. Commuting Men President: David Murphy Vice-President: Donald Duncan Secretary: Peter Michaels Treasurer: Thomas McMurray Jk i i KSt « President: Bertha Grimes Vice-President: Nancy Peontak Senior Representatives: Joyce Baudreau, C laire Farquhar Junior Representatives: Martha Fougstedt, Ethel McKellick Sophomore Representatives: Edwina Blazijewski, Shirley Waite C, v women S xmutln 9 ddociation Ljiee L tub For students especially interested in music the Glee Club affords opportunity for growth in music ap- preciation and for the enjoyment that comes from group singing through the study and performance of choral music. President: Arthur La Frenier Vice-President: Ethel McKellick Secretary: Marian Roderick Treasurer: Lawrence Foley Librarians: Shirley Spires, Helen Welsh For those whose interest is dramatics, this club affords opportunity not only for learning but for actual participation in acting, selecting, managing, directing, coaching, and staging plays. For those who en 03 the out oj doors. President: Carol F. Marche ssault Secretary: Elizabeth Murphy yyulin 9 L lub Au to ■ . 1 • President: Curtis Brooks Vice-President: Paul Ahern Secretary: Vincent DeNovellis Treasurer: Nelson Rebello The enjoyment and healthful betterment of the students with emphasis upon good sportsmanship is the goal of this organization. J, Social i on tu I w omen $ Atlli let it Jtssocia fio 1 The purpose of the W.A.A. is to cooperate with the Department of Physical Education in promoting and standardizing habits of health and sportsmanship. President: Joan Colby Vice-President: Marilyn Brennan Secretary: Carol Lynch Treasurer: Joan Hannon I " to foster religious life and activity on the campus ' President: John Farrell Vice-President: Barbara Knowlton Secretary: Margaret Campbell Treasurer: Gordon Reed Student Christian AtddocLati li r lewman ( lub President: Norman Methot Vice-President: Carole Marchessault Recording Secretary: Ethel McKellick Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Sheehan Treasurer: Paul Ahern " It ' s purpose is to foster spiritual and social interests. " - This is a National Honorary Professional Organization in Industrial Arts and Vocational Education. The ideals of the fraternity are to recognize the place of skill, to promote social efficiency, and to foster and reward research. President: Eugene Trombly Vice-President: Herbert Cross Secretary: Norman Methot Treasurer: Albert Mezzanotti ' P ' . % M 1 - X ? ' o 6 ! e c " e rs ,, ' ns Pir u era, s 0c e L of Sr ea President: Carl Erickson Vice-President: Richard McGuire Secretary: Anthony Di Pietro Treasurer: Vincent DeNovellis Alumni Secretary: David Murphy in spe ?. ?% KJUvellc eerS The purpose of the club is to promote co-operation in the school and with the alumni; to foster professional improvement; and to promote athletic achievement among its members individually and collectively, and in school life as a whole. Chief: George McGaw Medicine Man: Paul Ahern Scribe: Paul Walsh Keeper of the Wampum: Bernard Pollock Jo J a ion The ToKalon society has been established as a social organization for the benefit of women of F.T.C. with similar social and cultural interests. It is designed to furnish mutual enjoyment for the members and to further the ideals for which the college stands. President: Judy Mann Vice-President: Phyllis Novak Rec. Secretary: Mary Mahar Corr. Secretary: Mary Murphy Treasurer: Elizabeth McGovern 105 The object of this society is to create a spirit of greater fellowship among its members, with the inevitable end that they become more cosmopolitan. I niiodi emic President: Marilyn McElligott Vice-President: Margaret Provenzani Recording Secretary: Virginia McGoldrick Corresponding Secretary: Mary Lou Hickey Treasurer: Dorothea Fortsch The philodemics are composed of a number of like minded girls banded together in mutual friendship and cooperation. Our aim is to develop greater school spirit by active participation in work, sports, and social activities, and to cooperate with civic welfare groups in Fitchburg. BK Arde ip n la n President: Maureen Elder Vice-President: Shirley Crowder Recording Secretary: Claire Farquhar Corresponding Secretary: Joyce Baudreau Treasurer: Barbara Priest Hospitality Chairman: Aristea Biskaduros " " The aim of the organization is to band together a group of girls of mutual interests to participate actively in school affairs such as athletics and social functions and to help promote good will and feeling throughout the school. 108 t ' lffl ig CLASS SONG Dear to the hearts of Fitch burg, Dear to the hearts of all, Stands our alma mater, Noble, proud and tall. A nd through the years our fame has grown, More glorious and bright. And now aspires our ' 54 To add her ray of light. Our banner ever waving, Salutes you F.T.C. And as we raise our Blue and Gold, Our hearts all turn to thee. Charles Thomas 109 c amnuS oLile 1 10 H 1 1 1 I ! s, r or b i I n 4? f j v c f r 4 • j iBasLtLdl This team ' s record of five wins and ten losses is not a true indication of the calibre of play shown by the Falcons. Six of the ten games were heart- breakers, decisions that could have gone either way. The highlights of the season was the upset win over Clark, with expectation of another win next year. Coach: W. E. Matte Co-Captains: George McGaw, Bernard Pollock Manager: David Stone s occer The Falcons came within one game of winning the New England Teachers College Athletic Con- ference Championship this year. The actual record was four wins, three losses, and one tie. Although seven members of the squad are graduating, pros- pects are good for another excellent F.T.C. Soccer team. Co-Captains: Nelson Rcbcllo Crane C. Brooks Manager: Ronald Bachiochi 1 15 jSct eouii The baseball enthusiasts showed up for spring practice this year to try out for positions on the varsity club. A nucleus of nine returning veterans plus the eager freshmen comprised the squad. Although the schedule had been cut for this season there was great interest shown by the students and faculty alike. 1 16 rieici rrocke y Field hockey was a very active sport this year. Members from all classes participated. Competition was carried on to a great extent between the Green Team and the White Team. The Green Team won the tournament by winning two of the three games. A very successful season was enjoyed by all. Captain (f ettu rJLi T V T 1 17 Softball, one of the major sports, is with us in full swing this spring. Freshmen and upper- classmen alike are participating in this favorite outdoor sport, with the intra-mural competition followed by the annual tournament. Softball Captain: Nancy Peontak 1 18 (JSasketbcill The basketball season brought out an extremely large crowd this year. It was divided into seven intra-mural teams. After a series of competitive play, a fast moving freshman team, the " Hightoppers, " walked off with first place. Co-Captains: Helen Kelly, Patricia Coffin 1 19 Tennis did not start until the spring this year because of the rather uncertain weather. However, finally it did get into full swing on our beautiful new tennis courts. It was run on the basis of a tournament which proved to be very successful. All those who did manage to go out for tennis really enjoyed themselves. Captain: Carol Marchessault Jennid Although swimming is a minor sport it is holding its own. We start our program in December and continue it until April, using the pool at the Leominister Recreation Center. This year the freshmen are showing a real interest in swim- ming and we are looking forward to increasing participation by the students. Captain : Dorothy Robus Si wimmin v Archery proved to be a more active sport this year. It started in the fall but the weather was not in our favor. 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