Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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iksx iM H 1 ■to 1 ■yrt» C " m H H " m t r 7 e 1956 State 7eae6efi4, (?oUeye Mfiff m -flr HIM ecUeatcott The Class of 1956 has been fortunate in having two such staunch and loyal friends as you. Your honesty and devotion to education, the principles and ideals that form your professional characters, and the willingness and understanding you have shown us in our four years make it a pleasure and a privilege to dedicate the 1956 Saxifrage to you, Miss Lillian Tater and Mr. Philip McMurray, who started us on the right path to scholarly achievement and a professional attitude. ■I WrM ■ 7 -U4i t€Ht K tft 7- ™ t « . » t $k Vw i ' - ' O ' ' ,c • ' W t tf V- 9 = t " - e ' 1 tf e o ee „ . • 6 c cxv ° , °° e ' DEAN OF INSTRUCTION Dr. George F. Condike Mm ■%£$ ! £§P1 ■■: ■; ' ' •: ;■; ■■:■■■ . ■ -w: m ■m JC-X v. ' - - lliiIII§II§ :•: ■ " ' J NURSING EDUCATION Grace Gummo V ' EDUCATION William R. Tracey Rachel S. Bruce SBoHft XS ' SSSSilSti SSSSS ii 1 fl S S PHYSICAL EDUCATION Marion E. Clark Robert G. Elliot ■■ ■■■■HH M 7 JTtetK ucutt " ttyawuf ?a U4, H, ' PetcivtU ?.7.e-, f ?ZX-t ?S5 Dr. Percival served this college and the cause of education with distinction as a scholar and a teacher for twenty-seven years. His ready smile, his willingness to help, his dignified presence and his keen- ness of mind were an inspiration to the class of 1956 as they were to all who knew him. We mourn his passing and the great loss to our college, but we rejoice in the memory of him and are grateful for the enrichment that he gave our lives. ,.hok h . v» i cw f jrtwwjjf Se Uo estate -jEacns. ' ii (loLLzqE. ilchburq, fHassachnsells February 24, 19 6 Dear Class of 1956: We, your sponsors, shall remember you for those traits of character that are markedly yours. You are exploratory of mind, fair in judgment, profession- ally alert, and ready to assume the obligations and principles attendant upon your chosen profession. Our fond wish is that you will continue to grow and mature in those human qualities to that extent where you will be happy and gratefied by each day of living. During your college years, you devel- oped strong personalities, social skills, and academic prowess. We feel that your growth in knowledge, in attitudes, in appreciations, and in understandings should prepare you for the varied situations to be encountered and mastered. Class of ' 56, you are ready to teach effectively and well. In bidding you adieu, we are assured that you will prove the trust and faith that we have had in you. Most sincerely Every class is beset with troubles and rough spots. We ' ve had our share, you ' ll agree. We never would have reached June, 1956, without you behind us. From our " red dog " at Carnival to our Saxifrage, you have been " right there. " Please accept the heartfelt gratitude that each and every- one of us extend to you. m ,.■ ■■ ' m vt ■ ■ Peteb t. Connors junior high " Pete " altham Sunn) disposition . . . embarrasses easil) . . . lores (?) to sing . . . Ellie ' s helper . . . last man on the dishwashei . . . liked l all . . . " M) Buddy " . . . maroon and gra) scholarship ■ . . life oj the part) . . . conscientious president worked hard lot loin years . . . mam bo king . . . we ' ll never meet his equal again. Soangetaha Newman (Hub . . . Mohawk Club, Uumni Scribe, Med icine Man . . . MAA. Secretary . . . Stick . . . Saxifrage, Write-up Editor . . . Co-op, Treasurer, Eastern States Conference . . . Cla Presidenl . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee, Co-Chairman . . . Clas:- Day Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee . . . Basketball . . . Intramural Soccer, Softball . . . Dean ' s List. PRESIDENT Rita Scola elementary " Reet " Fitchburg Lite oj any party . . . bubbles with enthusiasm . . . personality plus . . . inde- pendent . . . tireless worker . . . orgenized Dillon Glee Club . . . collegiate dresser . . . generous in all ways . . . an ace at singing, harmonizing, and song- writing . . . extracurricular activities, a specialty . . . loves her nephews. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . WAA. Secretary, . . . ToKalon Society . . . Dramatic Club. Secretary . . . Class Vice President . . . Stick. Editor . . . Glee Club . . . Outing Club . . . Saxifrage. Candid Editor . . . Class Day Committee, Chairman . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Tennis . . . Field Hockey . . . Basketball . . . Volleyball . . . Softball . . . Archery . . . Badminton . . . Ping-Pong. VICE PRESIDENT Edwina Blazejewski special class " Binga " Orange Can ' t help liking that girl . . . stately and tall . . . handsome twin in Korea . . . goddess on the athletic field . . . Princess of the Western Regions . . . friendliness at its peak . . . majestic . . . never a crisis. Sigma Alpha Delta Newman Club . . . Adelphian Society . . . Dramatic Club . . . Glee Club . . . Outing Club . . . Class Secretary . . . CWA, Secretary . . . WAA Board . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Playday Committee . . . Basketball . . . Softball . . . Volleyball . . . Swimming. SECRETARY Robert Anderson Graham industrial arts " Bob " Georgetown . Fred Mugs . . . transfer from class of ' 54 . . . " Thunderbird " , . . friend to all . . . willing worker . . . neat and conservative dresser . . . " I think- I ' ll buy a new car " . . . Oh, that spirit! . . . " Let ' s go to Boston " . . . always a smile . . . California bound . . . likes swimming, skiing, and sleeping. Soangetaha Newman Club . . . Mohawk Club, Scribe . . . Outing Club . . . Class Treasurer . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Saxifrage. Sales Manager. TREASURER WK M Roberta Anderson elementary " Bobbie " i ' i iiimitii Distiru tive walk . . . speet hless without hei hands got a problem " . . . casual aiul pleasing manner . Physical Education major . . . masterful M.C. . exponent . . . budget troubles . . . carefree and gay. C not hi Seauton Newman Club . . . ToKalon Society . . . Slick . . . Dramatic Club . . . Carnival Hall Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee. . oh those eyes . . " Let ' s do something future novelist . . " ' jazz Malcolm C. Austin junior high " Mal " Gardner Welcome addition to any school . . . always a friendly word . . . proverbial " shirt off his back " . . . cribbage ace . . . scientist and philosopher . . . " plaid " carnations and theories . . . " Let ' s go for coffee " . . . piano maestro . . . alert sense of humor . . . a great guy in every sense. Amici Newman Club . . . Glee Club . . . Gaveleer Society, President . . . Outing Club . . . Class Treasurer . . . Halloween Committee . . . Soccer . . . Intramural Softball. Basketball . . . Dean ' s List. Margaret L. Baker elementary " Peggy " Ashburnham Sophisticaled ruralite . . . sparkling dark eyes . . . lilting laughter . . . clicking knitting needles . . . ex-dorm student . . . asset to the Glee Club . . . loves to harmonize . . . " My sister said ... " ... boosts Edgerly . . . collector of sweaters . . . " Got another letter " . . . her own car. Sigma Alpha Delta Newman Club . . . Glee Club . . . Adelphian Society . . . Dean ' s List. George Bauman junior high " Tim " Fitrhburg Hot sketch . . . keeps the basketball team jumping . . . gentleman and a scholar . . . name the skill and Tim has it . . . ivit extraordinary ... a welcomed asset at any gathering . . . comedian plus . . . a natural teacher ... a star in his own right . . . " My gal Sal " . . . every inch a champion. Soangetaha Basketball . . . Mohawk Club . . . SCA . . . Outing Club . . . Intramural Softball . . . Glee Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . CMA, Secretary . . . Dean ' s List. ■ Raymond John Beauregard industrial arts " Ray " orcester Skilled is he beyond all men . . . wanted on the phone . . . busiest guy on campus . . . knowledge in unlimited fields . . . showed Ashb) who was boss . . . talented commercial artist . . . beats the path to Miller . . . friends, he has man . Soangetaha Newman Club . . . Outing Club . . . Mohawk Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Mi k. Business Manager . . . Saxifrage, Art Editor . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Soccer . . . Intramural Softball. ifl. Anna Cecilia Brown elementary " Anna " Fitchburg i wife and student . . . Thespian in amateur theatricals . . . skill in creative arts . . . devoted to her husband and his skin-diving . . . transfer student . . . training period here . . . will teach in environs til! her husband graduates . Kampus Vue Charles Bird junior high " Charley " Fitchburg Married one oi our favorite alumna . . . excellent teacher . . . analytical mind . adds prestige to our campus . . . sojourned with Uncle Sam; returned to good old F.T.C. . . . a leader of his class in pre-service days . . . could model for Esquire. Richard Bishop junior high " Dick " Lunenburg Brief case carrier . . . big man in the Grange . . . Hoy Scout all the way good deed for the day . . . outside interests professorship his goal . . . " Yours truly. " Dramatic Club . . . Soccer. Man i i . extremely conscientious . - . " ... ' I • " " •« ■I Dorothy Blake elementary " Dome " Springfield Beautiful blonde hair . . . bridge proficiency . . . quiet appearance . . . has led main a good prank . . . midnight phone calls . . . " years ago when we were freshmen " . . . lovel) and engaged . . . boosts Dillon . . . believes in schedules . . . strongly in favor of (?) progressive education . . . artistically inclined. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . Outing Club . . . ToKalon Society, Treasurer . . . Alumni Tea . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Sadie Hawkins Dance . . . Badminton. James P. Boisseau junior high " Jim " Ayer " Bozo " . . . Terry ' s buddy . . . bartender . . . vivid imagination . . . dominant literary skill . . . shy, but warm smile . . . administrative inclinations . . . " still waters run deep " . . . Class Marshal. Xewman Club . . . Glee Club . . . Esoteric Society . . . MAA. goo y e WM o % jS 4 Edgar Bonitz JUNIOR HIGH Fitchburg " Ed " Epitome of verbalism . . . stalwart Gav . . . independent thinker . . . sights his objective, and flies straight . . . multiplicity of nieces and nephews . . . top-notch interest in basketball ... a gre at teacher in a family of teachers. Amici Gavaleer Society. Sara Boynton junior high " Sally " Harwich " Haven ' t got a thing to wear " . . . Miss efficiency plus . . . types like a fiend . . . Oh, those doctorates . . . honey-colored tresses . . . " I hate red hair " (?) ... a home in N.H. . . . garages are in style . . . math whiz . . . " It ' s for the hopechest " . . . " Number Puleez " . . . takes life seriously. Sigma Alpha Delta Adelphian Society, Corresponding Secretary . . . Saxifrage, Secrctary-ina-un r . . . SCA . . . Outing Club . . . Cheerleaders, Manager . . . WAA Board . . . Stick . . . Co-op Rep. . . . Miller Hall Board, President . . . Freshman Dance Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Carn ival Ball Committee . . . All- School Picnic Committee . . . Tennis. Basketball . . . Ping-Pong . . . Softball . . . Swampscott Conference . . . Accreditation Committee . . . Dean ' s List. Mr ■m Doris . Bradley elementary " Dorie " Townsend Efficient and practical . . . predicts test questions . . . " for the lore of Pete " . . . advocates schedules . . . generous and sympathetic . . . natural leader . . . Indian lorn . . . expensive tastes . . . set notions . . . " I don ' t hare a thing pressed " . . . training " A ' s " . . . always t helping hand. Sigma lpha Delta Newman Club . . . Vdelphian Society, President . . . Glee Club . . . Saxifrage, Editor . . . Class Secretarj . . . WW Board . . . Cheerleaders . . . Slick . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . (Mass Day Committee . . . Basketball . . . Volleyball . . . Softball . . . Ping-Pong . . . Dean ' s List. Norman Brennan junior high " Norm " Fitchburg i nderstands children . . . no wonder, has two of his own . . . bulwark of grade six at Edgerly . . . speaks effectively and convincingly . . . shows his power as an English major . . . did his stint in the service . . . handsome to look at and smartly alert. Edmond Broch junior high " Ed " Fitchburg What a man! . . . handsome, intelligent, and married . . . basically well-informed in all subjects, but definitely so in biology . . . relaxes with hunting, fishing, and boating . . . such recreation offers the friendly, informal atmosphere that he chooses . . . fob at Sears Roebuck. Evelyn Dunlop Brooks junior high " Evie " South Acton Learning to be domestic ... a serious mathematician . . . diligent . . . has a special liking for swimming . . . enjoys good music and Ion ' s !o dance . . . not as quiet as she sometimes apj)ears . . . a card shark . . . " Bob says ... " ... al- ways game for a good time. SCA . . . Glee Club . . . Dean ' s List. ■SB ■ ■1 ■r George I. Brown industrial arts " Ike " Fall River .( . r without his soft " deacon ' s " hat . . . thoroughly addicted to pipe smoking . . . the Baton from Greenwich Village . . . a million friends . . . campus politician . . . propagates his own philosophies . . . gin quinine . . . takes life as it is . . . hunts the mail lor " that check! " Phi Delia I ' i KmUciu- Society, Vice I ' resiilenl . . . I " a Innr Mali Board . . . (loop Representative. Margaret Campbell special class " Peggy " Norton Quiet and sincere . . . industrious worker . . . true friend to all . . . stands by her convictions . . . A certain " Gai " . . . thoughts in Greenland . . . " Yes, your Majesty. " Sigma Alpha Delta Adelphian Society . . . SCA. Secretary, Vice President . . . WAA Board . . . Class Secretary . . . College Accreditation Committee . . . Archery . . . Dean ' s List. Patricia Coffin elementary " Pat " Hubbardston Athlete supreme . . . Gardner gal . . . capable head of the WAA for two years . Miss Clark ' s right hand girl . . . coached the Ashby gals . . . most cooperative ... a helping hand to all . . . lives for the sports. Fidus Achates Philodemic Society, Treasurer . . . SCA . . . WAA, President . . . Stick . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Field Hockey . . . Softball . . . Basketball . . . Badminton . . . Tennis . . . Ping-Pong . . . Swim- ming . . . Dean ' s List. Judith Costello special class " Judy " Fitchburg Sweet and lovely . . . always a lady . . . pleasing personality . . . party goer . . . coljee at the spa . . . varied hair styles . . . capable leader of the ToKalons . . . a true friend . . . always ivilling to help . . . easy-going manner . . . sincere . . . winning smile . . . enjoys deep thinking . . . proud aunt. Cnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . ToKalon Society, President . . . Junior Prom Committee . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Basketball. v - V ' l I v ' ■■ i HH H Joanne Crafts elementary " Jo " Greenfield Dependable ahum clock . . . rises to every occasion with infinite culm . . . Rita ' s keepei . . . those Greenfield weekends . . . fastidious . . . " I, too, hare had a blow " . . . those wild days at Dillon . . . industrious and conscientious . . . likes a good part) . . . fine mind. Gnothi Seauton SCA, Secretary . . . ToKalon Society . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Cla s Day Committee . . . Freshman Dance Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee . . . Dean ' s List. J mes Davis industrial arts " Jim " Natick Staunch Seumanite . . . likeable nature . . . great worker . . . give you the shirt off his back . . . " Let ' s have a party " . . . LA. all the way . . . ex- guardsman . . . " don ' t get it " . . . sincere . . . trips to the Saxon . . . unfaltering Class spirit . . . " Have you seen Betty? " . . . ready and willing. Phi Delta Pi Newman Club, President . . . Esoteric Society, Treasurer . . . Class Treasurer . . . Outing Club . . . Epsilon Pi Tau . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Hallo- ween Committee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Basketball . . . Intramural Softball. Richard Davis industrial arts " Dick " Amherst One man ' s art exhibit . . . endless talents with water color . . . held class presi- dency two years . . . an " A " student . . . loyal interests in I. A. . . . frank con- siderations . . . high ideals . . . golf enthusiast . . . peculiar laugh . . . " What ' s this? " ■ . . Miller Hall custodian . . . well known and well liked. Soangetaha Mohawk Club. Keeper of Wampum . . . Outing Club . . . Palmer Hall Board. President . . . Class President . . . SCA . . . Epsilon Pi Tau . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee . . . Baseball . . . Intramuraj, Basketball. Softball . . . Dean ' s List. % Ann Desnoyers elementary " Ann " ' Fitchburg Always willing to do the extras . . . talented pianist . . . expressive blue eyes . . . makes friends easily . . . who ' s the special one at H.C., Ann ' . . . a con- scientious worker . . . always anxious to join in the inn . . . " Anyone im tennis? " . . . charmingly naive . . . an ace with the knitting needles. Fidus chates Newman Club, Delegate . . . Philodemic Society, Recording Secretary . . . CWA, Executive Board . . . Freshman Dance Committee . . . Vrchery . . . Badminton . . . Basketball . . . Kiel. I Hockey . . . Softball . . . Pine Pong . . . Volleyball. II mm H Clara DiNardo elementary " Clara " Leominster Such pretty dark eyes ■ ■ . SO neat and trim- . . . generous with her smile . . . a bit loquacious, perhaps? . . . an Edgerly Booster . . . fond of dancing . . . " Aw, i ' mon now " . . . conscientious Newmanite . . . enormous appetite . . . surprisingly studious . . . really enjoys life. Fidus Achates Newman Club . . . Philodemic Society . . . Outing Club . . , Carnival Hall Com- mittee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Dean ' s List. M RTHA ANN DOHENY ELEMENTARY " MARTY " Fitchburg Cute as can be . . . flaming red hair . . . impeccably dressed . . . friendly to all lores a good time . . . loved her first graders . . . " Anyone for the Spa? " . . . distinctive wardrobe . . . always has a date . . . likes people . . . sincere . . . mischievous grin . . . gay and carefree . . . an excellent teacher. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . ToKalon Society . . . Outing Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . WAA . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Freshman Dance Committee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Field Hockey . . . Basketball . . . Volleyball. Melba Dufort junior high " Mel " Fitchburg True realization of an educated and cultured student . . . believes in friendship and fair play . . . skilled hygienist . . . works in spare hours at dentistry . . . gives confidence and security to Shirley . . . carefully studies implications of adolescent interests. SCA. Donald M. Duncan industrial arts Pride of the fighting Irish . . . happy as the day is long list of friends . " Dunc " . high on everyone ' s a car which matches his own stubbornness . . . treks to Gardner for a very special colleen . . . business skill . . . dynamic personality. Soangetaha Newman Club . . . .Mohawk Club . . . Outing Club, thoroughly co-operative Men, Vice President . . Junior Prom Committee Carnival Ball Committee Soccer Basketbal Treasurer . . . Commuting Halloween Committee . . . . Intramural Softball. BBBB Gordon Erickson junior high " Eric " Fitchburg Return of a native . . . was here in ' 4 ' . . . off to the wars . . . definitely belongs to the settled stage of marriage with mercurial twins plus another youngster . . . interested in art . . . relaxes in his basement workshop . . . top-notch asset for some lutiire school system. mn Judith A. Fischer elementary " Judy " Leominster Matural born leader . . . mainstay in any organization . . . can do any job well . . . sincere . . . definite athletic ability . . . conscientious worker . . . friend to all . . . one in a million . . . " If I can get the car " . . . willing to lend a helping hand. Sigma Alpha Delta Adelphian Society, Treasurer . . . Commuting Women ' s Board . . . WAA Board, Head of Softball. Swimming . . . SCA . . . Class Day Committee . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Freshman Welcome Dance Committee . . . Field Hockey . . . Basketball . . . Volleyball . . . Softball . . . Archery . . . Badminton . . . Ping-Pong . . . Swimming. James Fitzpatrick special class " Fitzy " Pepperell Affectionately called J. Fitz . . . emphatically proves men are not measured in inches . . . a strong cog in the wheel of the Class of ' 56 . . . a winning smile and cheery " hello " . . . makes many a dark day bright . . . certainly Fitzy deserves success. Phi Delta Pi Newman Club . . . Esoteric Society, Secretary, President . . . CMA, Treasurer . . . Glee Club, Treasurer . . . Co-op Rep. . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Hallo- ween Committee, Co-Chairman . . . Class Day Committee . . . Freshman Dance Committee . . . Intramural Basketball. Janet Gentsch elementary " Jan " Maynard Wasp ivaist . . . pert and petite . . . loquacious . . . unique coiffures . . pressive, haunting eyes . . . extensive wardrobe of fascinating clothes . . . like a model. ■i i ■ Russell D. Gleason industrial vrts " Red " Vtho] iriend to nil who knou him . . . independent gentleman . . . " shutter hug " . . . faithful ) attends nil dances . . . alvit student . . . an all-round good sport . . . loves skiing . . . Finn Hop a specialty . . . an educated thumb. Soangetaha Outing Club, Presidenl . . . SCA . . . Co-op Rep. . . . Mohawk Club . . . Epsilon Pi Tan. Secretarj . . . Saxifrage, Director) Co-Editor . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Class Da Committee . . . Ul-Schoo] Picnic Com- mittee . . . Baseball . . . Soccer. ' Carla Haley elementary " Carla " Harvard Irish blue eyes . . . T. C. ' s curly haired doll . . . iriend to all . . . great artistic talent . . . unforgettable summers in Gloucester . . . loyal to the Marines . . . California bound. Sigma Alpha Delta Adelphian Society. u Hfffir- ' -Btoii . i • i-- , ' ifa f ■ • i trL Margery Hankinson junior high " Marge " Chelmsford Transfer from West (Chester State Teachers College . . . double duties — student anil housewife . . . admires classical philosophy . . . deeply attached to the radio — " a ham " . . . extensive reading interests. SCA. Robert F. Harrington industrial arts " Bob " Bennington " Well, bach in Vermont ... " ... hillbilly songs . . . avid fisherman . . . huntei and Inker . . . " Bennington Express " . . . painter and woodworker . . . " Did ya hear what the kids did to me? " . . . a smile all the time . . . commutes to Fitch- burg during the summers. Phi Delia Pi SCA . . . Outing Club . . . Glee Club . . . Esoteric Society. ■■ Gerard J. Houle junior high " Gerry " Worcester " Balding scholar " . . . " Got a cigarette? " . . . a favorite with Dillon ' s sixth graders . . . strong ideas . . . deep rooted spirit . . . frappes for freshmen . . . tardiness record . . . scooter on basketball floor . . . tennis champ. Aniici Newman Club, Treasurer . . . Gavaleer Society, Vice President . . . Class Day Committee . . . lUi ' -kelball . . . Intramural Softball. Theresa Jakubowski elementary " Terry " Townsend Harbor oier . . . neat as a pin . . . good natured . . . smooth dancer . . . Eso fan . . . Oh. that pony tail . . . distinctive poise . . . excellent teacher . . . sings uith a voice from heaven . . . siveetness all her own ... a lady in every sense . . . fine taste for clothes . . . quiet friendliness. Sigma Alpha Delta S ' ewman Club . . . Adelphian Society . . . Glee Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Outing Club. Margaret Jones special class " Peggy " Maynard Common in name, uncommon in soul . . . ' ' Crime and Punishment " . . . strenuously objected to a very special haircut . . . such persistence in card playing should lead to a professional column on the subject . . . great boon to the Special Education jield. John Junkala special class " Junk " Fitchburg Maturity with a serious mind . . . dedicated to special education . . . poker-face attitude . . . " Lieutenant " from Georgia . . . worships at women ' s feet sells shoes . . . 4.4 in philosophy. Amici Gaveleer Society . . . Glee Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Saxifrage, Business Manager . . . Dean ' s List. H HflH f . - John E. Kane Industrial Arts " Jack " Quincy Dynamic Newmanite president . . . " Now hear this! " . . . cheek that Irish smile . . . never a dull moment . . . the Quincy kid . . . courageous personality with strong convictions . . . pride of the Eso week-end . . . highly skilled cabinet maker. Phi Delia Pi Newman Club, President . . . Esoteric Society, Corresponding Secretary. Helen Kelley junior high " Ava " Lunenburg Personality plus . . . " Oh, no kidding, kids " . . . exacting worker . . . infectious laugh . . . sincere friend . . . sports enthusiast . . . Co-op ' s super secretary . . . enjoys people . . . " Really! " . . . petite but STRONG . . . neat dresser . . . never before such spirit . . . one of T.C ' s greatest. Gnothi Seauton Student Co-op, Secretary, Eastern States Conference . . . ToKalon Society . . . Cheerleaders . . . Dramatic Club . . . Stick . . . Saxifrage, Photography Editor . . . Outing Club . . . SCA . . . WAA Board, Treasurer, New York Conference, Vice President . . . Vice President of Class . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Freshman Dance Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee . . . Halloween Com- mittee . . . All-School Picnic Committee . . . Basketball . . . Softball . . . Field Hockey . . . Volleyball . . . Tennis . . . Archery . . . Dean ' s List. Elizabeth Keough elementary " Bette " Turners Falls Could advertise for Mademoiselle . . . Harvard accent . . . supports home permanent industry . . . ' ' Got to catch the train to Boston " . . . sophistication . . . come what may . . . always ready for a song . . . true, sincere friend . . . afternoon naps . . . loved her fourth graders . . . Jane College . . . good natured. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . ToKalon Society . . . Dramatic Club . . . Carnival Ball Com- mittee . . . Halloween Committee. Barbara Knowlton elementary " Barb " Amherst Has many admirers . . . own form of bridge . . . staunch Philo . . . among the girls in blue . . . truly collegiate . . . poised . . . self-assured . . . " Here ' s to our great football team! " . . . committees, clubs, and meetings . . . dependable . . . party suite at midnight. Fidus Achates SCA, Vice President . . . Dorm Council, Vice President . . . Co-op Rep. . . . Philodemic Society . . . Stick . . . Outing Club . . . Carnival Ball Committee llullnwrrii » i ii i in i 1 1 -t ' . . . I i. -Inn, m Dance ommittee , . I lass Daj Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee. ' , mt mi m Ralph Laakkonen junior high " Ralph " Three in one -student, husband, lather . . . parallels his capable wife, a training school supervisor . . . considers that the understanding oj professors is a great help in the battle oj education . . . If ill do graduate work at Columbia . . . hopes to return to the environs oj tshln lot his teaching vocation. John Daniel Michael Lapean junior high " John " Greenfield Mind of his own . . . self-made man . . . those Latin rhythms . . . history authority . . . excellent teacher . . . mustache and side burns . . . true friend . . . un- decided yet . . . I . S. A. traveler . . . loved training . . . " Let ' s Finn Hop " . . . rugged sense oj humor . . . has the courage to be different. Soangetaha an Club . . . Mohawk Club, Keeper of Wampum . . . Glee Club, Treasurer . . . Outing Club . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Public Relations Committee . . . Soccer . . . Baseball . . . Dean ' s List. F tfiL A Bernice Ledoux elementary " Bernie " ' Athol Commuter from Athol . . . quiet exterior most misleading . . . effective musical harmonizer . . . avid whist player . . . " Who ' s ready? " Sigma Alpha Delta Adelphian Society. Constance Lemire special class ( on mi I eominister Thoroughly conscientious clock watcher . . . punctuality plus . . . " The Demon of Highway 101 " . . . completely habituated to cards and food . . . wrong numbei . . . loved training . . . pseudo alto. Glee Club. I ' ' ■■ Elizabeth Vinal MacDonald special class " Betsy " I eoministei lilissiulh married . . . natural platinum tresses . . . devours novels galore . . . cokes ana bananas for light snacks . . . talented seamstress . . . ski enthusiast . . . special talent in winning tennis trophies ■ ■ ■ an apartment in Boston . . . i an! shail, . . . conscientious. Kenneth E. MacMullen industrial arts " Ken " Brockton Late sleeper and night hawk . . . " No car can go that last " . . . debater . . . Semper Fidelis . . . big man on soccer field and basketball court . . . Ike ' s buddy . . . misogamist . . . wore bermudas on front campus . . . " Ya know what I think! . Spa . . . Golden Gloves . . . Rocky Marciano fan . . . sincere friendliness. Phi Delta Pi Esoteric Society . . . Soccer, Co-Captain . . . Basketball. Marlene Mahan elementary " Molly " Clinton Quiet and reserved, but, oh! beneath . . . " Lit " bug . . . dry wit . . . " Oh, Bosh " heart belongs to John . . . memories oj Suite " L " . . . Scrabble enthusiast . ticket booth charmer . . . Spa rendezvous . . . laugh of her own . . . Dillon circus compared with Barnum and Bailey. Newman Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Outing Club . . . Field Hockey . . . Volley- ball . . . Basketball . . . Ping-Pong . . . Dean ' s List. Josephine Masiello ki.kmi.m in " Jo " Atbol " ( ojjee anyone. ' ' " . . . enormous eyes . . . pearh white teeth . . . talents in music . . ■ impromptu dancing . . . nothing ever out oj place . . . most sparkling miniature . . full oj life at its darkest moments . . . capable and efficient. Newman Club . . Glee Club, ice President . . . Slick . . . Dean ' s List. H B m M Catherine McBreen elementary " Cathy " Concord ( oncordite . . . quiet but friendly . . . finds complete recreation in curd playing . . . " Dark Eyes " . . . unperturbed by flocks oj children . . . considers oral complaints good therapy. Si ma Alpha Delta Newman Club . . . Adelphian Society, Treasurer . . . CWA. Carolyn McDowell elementary " Carolyn " Leominster Irish colleen . . . sweet and sincere . . . beautiful appearance . . . lovely tresses . . . John . . . capable student . . . excellent teacher . . . sympathy and under- standing beyond the call of duty . . . a friend to know and a friend to cherish. SCA . . . Outing Club . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Tennis . . . Dean ' s List . . . Class Day Committee. Robert McTigue industrial arts " Mac " Lexington Specific and to the point . . . varied experiences— college, marriage, army service, campus return, significant I. A. material . . . adventurous thinker ' . . . commutes to Le xington for that powerful family unity . . . gained his skill in woodwork from a judicious friend in Harvard. Patricia Meister junior high " Pat " Maynard " Phil " . . . brilliant and quiet . . . reserved . . . math whiz . . . introvert . . slow of movement, but quick oj mind. Sigma Wpha Delia Adelphian Society . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Red Cross Drive, Chairman . . . Dean ' s List. ■I HI HH Peter Michaels junior high " Pete " Fitchburg ■I likeable guy, always surrounded b) friends . . . the original " Golden Greek " . . . interested in sports as a player, spectator, nnd coach . . . Murphy ' s Drugstore has lost its attraction since Pete left . . . has a wa with the girls. Amici Gavaleer Society. Marie Miller special class " Marie " Athol t igorously emphatic about teaching the retarded child . . . sympathetic person, capable teacher, understanding mother . . . ideas on mature level . . . expert waitress . . . has jresh outlook on lije and grasps social implications. Janice Morgan elementary " Jan " Maynard dependable . . . small but mighty . . . delightful laugh . . . wields a tra with skill . . . warming smile . . . odd pet names . whiz at cards . . . keeps Philo budget . . . spacious dorm quarters . . . rents close! to keeps you guessing . . . " Need a pill? " . . . lovable personality. Mind ol her own . a roomy . . . Fidus Achates Newman Club . . . Philodemic Society, Treasurer hall . . . Tennis . . . Dean ' s List. Field Hockey Basket- Carmine Moschella, Jr. INDl STR] l IRTS " CaRMINI ' Revere Top-notch student . . . maintains a happy home with the help of a charming ■ . . . devoted lather of a fieri little daughter . . . his sincerit) has gained many staunch friends . . . training at Salem ' leathers College . . . accelerated through summer courses. Epsilon I ' i Tau, President . . . Dean - - List. Robert Pali ilis ji nior high " Boh " " ih..i Happil) aware oj the uris . . . lores music based on jazz . . . reads with wide interest . . . Theatre-minded, missal being a thespian because oj devotion to teaching . . . New York his centei ioi entertainment . . . has reserved mien . . . varied abilities equal smart num. David Pandiscio industrial arts " Drags " Fitchburg Anchor man on the tug o ' war . . . the big man in the class oj ' 56 . . . almost than I. A. . . . car always there when needed . . . magnetic personality . . . dry sense oj humor . . . college work predicts great accomplishments. Phi Delta Pi Esoteric Society, Equipment Manager. Joyce Beverly Peters elementary " Joyce " Fitchburg Reserved manner . . . talented artist . . . friendly smile for all . . . beautiful clothes . . . loves a sport car ... " 0 Dem Golden Slippers " . . . originality an asset . . . always ready with a he ping hand. Sigma Alpha Delta SCA . . . Adelphian Society . . . Dramatic Club . . . Cheerleaders . . . CWA . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Archery. ■■■nKBBI Theresa C. Popoloski n nior high " Ti Gardner An ardent card enthusiast . . . adorable hair styles . - . a different outfit for each occasion . . . music lover . . . full of pep . . . pleasing personality . . . artistically inclined . . . love that blue convertible . . . plans for the future . . . really enjoyed training . . . " I ' ll hare to tell Stanley! " Newman Club . . . Glee Club . . . Field Hocke) . . . Softball. ■■ ■■H RAUL QUESADA SPECIAL CLASS " RAUL " Fitchburs lather . . . a chef and then some . . . notes on knitting . . . domestic arts sometimes known ns " Mr. Crusader " . . . capable student . . . energetu Proud latin . . . so worker . . . quiet, yet sincere. JX ( Shirley Richardson elementary " Shirl " Fitchburg Dual personality . . . reserved on campus . . . less restrained at U.S.O. . . . Alert attendant at a major theatre ' s refreshment stand . . . still versatile . . . trained in both first and fifth grade . . . constant friend of Melba . . . Cupid struck . . . uili live in Pennsylvania. SCA . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Volleyball . . . Ba-ketball . . . Badminton . . . Ping-Pone . . . Tennis. — _X I John R. Rimsa junior high " John " ' Athol The man with the " tools " . . . marriage imminent . . . philosopher . . . " It seems to me, in my opinion " . . . the library has its attractions . . . academic priority in the class. Newman Club . . . Glee Club. Anne Ulrica Schultz elementary " Anni Lunenburg; Car pool leader . . . active in sports . . . talents extraordinary . . . natural iiirls . . . Oswald ' s dancing girl . . . studious . . . custom-made fashions . . . darning pro hi eighli en . . . sincerity a virtue . . . flexible moods . . . fourth lor whist . . . " Let ' s go for a ride " . . . engaging personality . . . fortune teller. Gnothi Seauton ToKalon Society, Corresponding Secretary . . . Dramatic Club . . . Cheerleaders . . . Class Day Committee . . . Junior Prom Committee . . . Halloween Com- mittee . . . Field Hockey . . . Basketball . . . Volleyball . . . Softball . . . Dean ' s List. Elizabeth Jean Sexton special class " Betty " I aw irncc Sued sophistication . . . charming personality . . . " What ' ll we sing? " . . . sincerity plus . . . lovei oj the classics . . . o good word joi everyone . . . " l Jimmie . . . perfect lad) . . . always read) for i part) . . . conscientious New- manite . . . deep in our hearts . . . loved In all who l.noie her . . . contagious smile. ( Inol III Stallion Newman Club . . . (Ace Club . . . Outing Club, Vice President . . . Dramatic Club, Treasurer . . . ToKalon Society . . . Field Hockey . . . Softball . . . Basketball. Rita Sicard elementary " Rita " Fall R iver e girl in red . . . unification of Germany . . . copies the masters ■hange for a ten? ' ' . . . Christmas scenes in springtime . . . sincere . . . one good trick deserves another . . . strong convictions . . . the life any parties . . . does as she pleases. David Smith special class " Dave " Newburyport Original and powerful thinker . . . impassioned about true functioning oj democracy in all phases of life . . . commands vivid language and defines clearly impressions and opinions . . . has human appeal . . . will be significant in his field of teaching. Soangetaha Newman Club . . . Mohawk Club . . . Co-op, Rep., President, Eastern States Con- ference . . . Class President . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . Class Day Committee . . . Soccer . . . Intramural Basketball . . . Intramural Softball . . . Dean ' s List. Reserved " Charlie blue . . sparkling Seauton Newman ( iommitti . . . Field Nancy Ellen Smith elementary " Smitty " Fitchburg seat at the spa . . . " Gotta have heart " . . . gov and popular . . . don ' t go for that ' ' . . . fun lover . . . Oswald comedian winner ■ . . true . end ess wit . . . collegiate . . . Smoke) . . . " Sentimental Me " . . . personality . . . " Sure, why not? " . . . to know her is to love her. Gnothi Club . . . ToKalon Society . . e . ' . . llass I a ' !ommittee I loi k - . . . Badminton ... n . Outing Club . . . A . . . Junior Prom . . Volleyball . . . Softball . . . Basketball hery . . . Ping-Pong. Frances Sokoi.ow ski elementary " Fran " Gardner llways willing to give a helping hand . . . carefree, eas) going . . . laves inn ami frolic . ■ ■ can alums find something to chuckle about . . . " Five no trump? " . . . First Aid with the hoys . . . lores to talk. Newman Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Outing Club . . . Glee Club . . . Field Hocke) . . . Basketball . . . Softball . . . Ping-Pong . . . Tennis . . . Dean ' s List. Janet Sternfelt special class " Jan " ' Scituate Petite, one hundred pound blonde . . . sans the dynamite . . . engaged . . . nagged by constant hunger pains . . . loved training . . . Stoney ' s next door neighbor . . . Cinderella feet . . . Peggy ' s everlasting companion. Sigma Alpha Delta SCA . . . Adelphian Society . . . Glee Club . . . Dramatic Club . . . Basketball. Barbara Sullivan Sophisticate . . . neat coiffure . . . . . the tan that lasts and lasts . . . always a laugh at midnight . by the bushel . . . loves Bermudas. Sigma Alpha Delta Newman Club . . . Adelphian Society . . .Outing Club. ELEMENTARY " SULLY " Dorchester exquisite taste in clothes . . . those size 7 ' s . . will o ' the wisp stature . . . " crazy legs " . a city girl with city ways . . . vitamin pills Donald Sullivan industriai i;t " Sully " Fitchburg IS ' oise is not necessary for success . . . avid member of the clan ice call sports lovers . . . it man with gaod manners . . , a real gentleman . . . sharp-witted in an energetic manner . . . persistence, ability, and good naturedness insure a like- able personality. Phi Delta Pi Newman Club . . . Esoteric So iety. v MM PAT I. Si LLIVAN JUNIOR HIGH " PAUL " Fitchburg I nderstanding teacher . . . love that magnetic smile . . . chain of children . snapp) dresser . . . his pupils follow him like the Pied Piper . . . advocates variety in bulletin boards. Robert Sullivan industrial arts " Sully " North Chelmsford Assistant house boy . . . ' ' Party, party! " . . . curly-top . . . lover . . . yawns when nervous . . . sharp dresser . . . " You pronounce it Chemsjod " . . . second derl: man . . . always a helping hand . . . rolling stone . . . spontaneous smile . a true iriend . . . never panics . . . always cool, calm, and collected. Phi Delta Pi i Club . . . Esoteric Society. Secretary . . . Class Day Committee . . . mural Softball. Basketball . . - Carnival Ball Committee . . . Halloween Committee. Frank Viscardi Mohawk Leader . INDUSTRIAL ARTS " FRANK " Shrewsbury are on soccer and baseball fields . . . popular ... ' 7 think I ' ll transfer " . . . Oh those sweaters . . . camera bug . . . " Well . . .! " . . . flat top . . . strong silent type . . . " Baldness doesn ' t scare me " . . . Perry Como . . . goli enthusiast . . . man oj many interests . . . personality all his own. Soansjetaha Newman Club . . . Mohawk Club. Chief . . . Glee Club . . . MAA, Vice President . Outing Club . . . Palmer Hall Board . . . Carnival Ball Committee, Co- Chairman . . . Class Day Committee . . . Halloween Committee . . . Soccer, Co- Captain . . . Baseball, Captain. Shirley Waite spf. i ; Cute as a button . . . surplus of vitality . . learning child . . . effervescent friendliness . alert student . . . great social awareness . . . is her pathway. Si ma Alpha Delta CLASS " 5HIRL " . will bring happiness to the slow- . . faithful i m oi J. J. O ' X . . . staunch Concordian . . . hap; Margaret Whalen elementary " Peggy " Springfield Poised . . . fun to be itith . . . l-l) sneezes . . . menace at the wheel . . . abhors green ribbon . . . dreams 0} the concert stage . . . and so to sleep again . . . . wide-eyed gullibility (?) . . . phobia tor removing fingerprints dry, subtle wit. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . Basketball. iKalon Society . Class Day Committee . . . Volleyball V 1 1 ■ ! P ' i Mary Jean Whitaker elementary " Mary Jean " Ashburnham Trained — sojourned and trained again . . . adjustable and genial . . . deep rapport with children . . . relaxes with streams of giggles . . . knits for busy work . . . plavs cards tor nimble skill . . . good girl. SCA. Natalie Whitney elementary " Nat " Leominster Fine sense of humor . . . baton twirler . . . sparkling diamond . . . letter writer . . " When Bob comes home " . . . conscientious and dependable worker . . . " My time flies " . . . a mind of her own . . . " Who ' s for a quick card game? " . . . athletically inclined. Sigma Alpha Delta SCA . . . Outing Club . . . Glee Club . . . Cheerleaders . . . Adelphian Society . . . CWA . . . Basketball . . . Softball . . . Field Hockey. Eugene Wirkkala junior high " Chuck " shbumham " The world is mine " . . . Golden (rimes champion . . . arid athlete . . . un- forgettable and dramatu Vaval experiences . . . " Where ' s the party this week- end? " . . . cars and cupids fascinate him ... a merry life . . . and free. Baseball . . . Basketball . . . Soccer. Helen Gertri de Byrne nursing education " Helly B " Fitchburg Zest lor living . . . men) laugh . . . unique personality . . . chuck lull of pep . . . " I mi pin . . . always seeking to accomplish . . . loyal letter writer merrily dances through life. Gnothi Seauton Newman Chili . . . Class Secretary . . . ToKalon Society. € Joan Frances Douthwright nursing education " Douth " Somerset Sleepytime gal . . . dry humor . . . earnest and diligent . . . lover of style and all thafs new . . . tall and stately . . . definite individualist . . . born leader . . . serene and soft spoken. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . ToKalon Society. Betty Ruth Dudley nursing education " Dud ' " Fitchburg Sailor oi skiffs . . . epitome of neatness . . . pert prankster . . . ' ' Bermudas " sincerity leads to success . . . Barbank ' s Nurse oi the Year . . . dilettante iound in the middle oi tun. SCA . . . Softball . . . Volleyball. Mildred Irene Francis nursing edu vtion ' ' Millie Haverhill Laughing eyes . . . Irish colleen . . . oodles ol doodles . . . general air . . . carefree, yet capable . . . " Really? " . . . nerer a dull moment . . . infectious laughter . . . raven hair. Newman (Jul . . . Class Day Committee. : Lois 1ak II mi nursing education " Lo " North V.Iain- Overwhelming " personality . . . versatile . . . just an all-around girl . . . dungaree doll . . . Dixie-land lorer . . . Sandy . . . ski enthusiast . . . good looks, good efjei i . ' ' .nothi Seauton Newman Club . . . ToKalon Society . . . Carnival Hall Committee . . . Basketball . . . Softball . . . Volleyball. Sylvia Mae Jambrek nursing education " Syl " Kenosha. Wisconsin Infinitely conscientious . . . demure of manner . . . ever faithful, ever true . . . staunch Mid-westerner . . . meticulous manner . . . always ready for a laugh . . . sparkling eyes . . . boundless enthusiasm. SCA . . . Class Dav Committee. Joan Edna Laferriere nursing education " Lil " Chicopee A laugh al l her own . . . witty, lively, and tun-loving . . . animated conversationalist . . . strong tor the Point . . . welcome in any crowd . . . jive enthusiast. Newman Club . . . Class Day Committee . . . Carnival Ball Committee. Nancy Ellen Matheson nursing education " Nan e " Arlington Efficiency plus . . . " Would 1 kid your " ' . . . grace and charm . . . star sophisticate . . . faithful correspondent . . . tall. slim, and attractive . . . oh, those fingernails . . . jet black hair. Gnothi Seauton Newman Club . . . Carnival Ball Committee . . . lass Hay Committee . . . ToKalon Society. Gr.U E I i IZABETH M( KENNA m RSING EDI CATION " BETH " altham Length) letters . . . complete!) captivating . . . provocative glances . . . go} giggle . . . ilcii seamstress . . . 4.T.O. . . . lovei oj the classics . . . enviable wardrobe. S . . . Carnival IkiII Committee. Marie Anne Progin nursing education " Anne " Leominister Incessant chatter . . . petite . . . effervescent . . . cute as a trick and just as much . La Mouton . . . sentimental . . . our new " Olds " . . . vast expanse of emotion. Newman Club . . . Glee Club. Sheila Mary Reim nursing education " Sheil " Palmer Flair for fashion . . . mathematical master . . . Party, party . . . love ' n lollipops . . in favor of the Cross . . . Whizz on needles . . . oriental eyes . . . sugar ' n spice ' n everything nice . . .W.C.F. Newman Club . . . Softball. Som Vmadea Satsuk nursing education " Sonia " Methuen Philosophical . . . entkusiastit conversationalist . . . personality . . . " There is alums lime! " . . . collection of tuneless songs . . . i afternoon naps . . . exuberant si irit. Ni ' a man ( !lub . . . Kampus Vue. the rocks ■ . ■ those EZAURA M KV TAVARES NURSING EDUCATION " Ezy " Fain iew llways a crisis . . . dark, expressive eyes . . . petite and poppy . . . modest. efficient, and sincere . . . " This is ridiculous! " . . . light-hearted and carefree . . . graceful hands . . . shimmering coiffure, Newman Club. Dorothy Jean van Dresser nursing education " Dottie " Marlboro Light of heart, gay of spirit . . . blonde and blue eyes, too . . . cutie full of charms . . . radiant smile . . . trusty means of transportation . . . life is a song . . . attracted to U. of M. Sigma Alpha Delta SCA . . . Glee Club . . . Yearbook . . . Adelphian Society. II Our hopes are high, our minds are set. Together we ' ll strive for betterment, To reach the goal thai we pursue, The goal, a stm. a life aneu . Throughout our years at F.T.C. II e ' ll maintain fervent loyalty. We ' ll work together to the last, And stand united as a class. Oh. u e ' re the class of ' 56, II c ' n i itch for one and nil. Well have oar vicissitudes, Hut u c -.hull nci it jail. II e II honor colors blue and white; Pride » iih joj u c U mix. For ii c know well, nom- can ext el I he class of ' 56. CLASS HISTORY ■ ... ' have our vicissitudes. But ue shall never fall . . . " Now standing together and singing these words for the last time, eveji the most cynical of us becomes a bit sentimental as we reflect the past four years and find ourselves remembering the craziest things. The Fitchburg boys, led by Jack Hannon. arrived via Cadillac, at Miller Hall and looked over the situation . . . our varied impressions at the Welcome Dance in the memorable Oval Room ... A selected group of us was requested to meet with the co-op and faculty during which we sang our Alma Mater and promised to " ' behave " . . . our first party was at Shirley Reser- voir . . . odds were ten to one . . . " Pandish " pulled the boys to victory at the Tug-of-War . . . and amid the cheering and yelling, we realized suddenly that we were a class ... the talent show exhibited Betty Sex- ton ' s and Larry Foley ' s vocalizing and Rita Scola ' s inimitable Johnny Ray . . . Frank Sheehan was the man of the hour and the cause of the new dorm furniture . . . Putting our busy minds together we created with scissors and paint the hearts and snow- flakes for the Carnival Ball . . . the campus premier of our never-to-be-forgotten class song, written by Ronnie Bishop and Rita Scola . . . Ah, yes, life at the Country Club was most social . . . between handi of bridge we went to classes . . . the boys commuted from home to the first floor gambling room. Book of the month was " Less Than Tomorrow " . . . with too wide a circulation. We certainly did have spirit . . . and carried it with us into our classes . . . for ex- ample, geography . . . heh. heh, heh, some of us were to tour the continent for another semester . . . our class president and treasurer took a leisurely trip to Florida . . . and returned quite tanned after their little vacation . . . The Freshman " Go-Dads " were an undefeated girls ' basketball team ... All too soon we were winding the hoops — the wrong way of course . . . and hurrying down to the last party . . . Class Day the hoops wouldn ' t stay wound, and the bovs had no ties . . . but we were there in full force . . . and we wondered as the seniors marched through . . . " Will we ever make it? " Following a summer of correspondence with Dr Leonard, we bounded back . . . and after searching from attic to cellar . . . the library was able to function once more . . . Immediately preparations were under way for the first dance of the year . . . pumpkin hunts and the flashing blue light . . . our ittle drama, " Cat Dragnet " firmly censored . . . but our Halloween Dance has still to be topped . . . This was the year of years for parties! Miss Tater re- tained her social amenities and her ever-present, often-tried faith in us . . . There continued the carbon- copy term papers . . . anonymous letters . . . the question whispered around the campus, " Is it true about Soph. Elem A? . . . and it was serenaded Miss Tater and Mr. O ' Neill during English class with Christmas Carols . . . our beloved Mr. O ' Neill, who earnestly tried to reach us . . . too late did we appreciate this wonderful person . . . Miller Hall acquired several new names and thus began the cold war on front campus . . . our grand entrance at the Christmas banquet and our dedications that eve- ning at the party . . . which began a never-to-be- broken holiday tradition . . . the party of the year was the farewell part) fur " Sis " and " Lawrle " . . . a great class turnout . . . and again it was over . . . the constant question . . . would thev dare flunk us all? Back again . . . this time we slowed down to a walk . . . some of us purchased our first hook since en- tering the school . . . some of us were busy memoriz- ing every shrub and dam in the I nited States ... _ others of us were just plain busy . . . Ah, yes, meth- ods . . . how limes changed . . . But some things . never changed . . . the methods, we learned, were not classroom . . . principles and practices looking clown " Ho me Foreign Intrigue entered our lives at taught in the and wh the Curriculum Guide was revised . . . Miss I la-kins and the interception of our classroom cor- respondence . . . art class — " a few slides to show. " finger painting week alter week, the Art Guides, and the Christmas stained glass window sti on us at I aster . . . Christinas and Holiday that point . . . Sergeant Friday and squad made their way down the hill and dropped their Dragnet over a select gathering there . . . then turned immediately to the Bureau of Missing Persons . . . we could have saved them the trouble . . . our motto . . . perfect timing . . . the food situation reached its peak that vear. and many of us requested recipes from the kitchen to take home to mother . . . Club shows were the greatest . . . And soon we found ourselves in that new and long anticipated world of training . . . life consisted of lesson plans, heels, lesson plans, bulle- tin boards, lesson plans, units, lesson plans, and even breakfasts ... we stopped long enough to attend our Junior Prom, held at the Holden Country Club . . We gathered together for Class Day, and the " Ivy ( , Song " . . . Even Mr. Holmes had to admit he had never heard such a superb rendition as ours ... : bidding our friends good-bye we returned to training . . . there were numerous picnics and many recesses . . . life in the dorm was a little hectic . . . what with pranks and such . . . and we left a very be- wildered housemother as we fled the last day . . . toward Maine, the Cape or anywhere we landed . . . by chance or choice . . . We were here at last, top drawer seniors . . . with only one year left . . . Dr. Leonard welcomed us again with greetings from the library in many of our boxes . . . Dr. Condike never had such business . . . but LM soon we were settled with our schedule of classes . . . and our one-man college. Dr. Michael . . . our first class party saw a great revival of spirit and everyone was back in the swing . . . even though some of us were having our turn at training, we managed to turn out for the class gatherings . . . there was no frolicking around the dorm after midnight this year, and we found ourselves writing our lesson plans by the glow of the moon . . . Judy Costello welcomed us all one evening and it was indeed a spirited time . . . we :; = even blew a fuse . . . and the next day presented Helen Kelley with a road map of the Fitchburg area . . . We found another meeting place, and it fit what- ever purpose we had in mind . . . Christmas we per- formed at the Dorm party in our customary style . . . and reminisced through the years . . . yes, this was the last . . . the prospect of getting a job was now before us . . . and we went about the business of being in- terviewed while humming " California, Here We Come " determinedly . . . we went faithfully to Sax meetings wondering. " Will we ever meet that dead- line? " ... At the Carnival Ball we proudly crowned our King and Queen . . . and hoped for snow . . . St. Patrick ' s Day we were indeed a credit to the Irish as we frolicked . . . not on the green . . . and after four years of planning, we finally, saw our dreams materialized . . . Spring and Willard Brook . . . synonymous . . . the Senior Prom was of course, the greatest ... it seemed hard to believe this was to ance. Yes, these are the things we are remembering . . . All the parties and good times we ' ve had . . . the friends we ' ve made . . . and the things we ' ve shared . . . Our sincere appreciation of Miss Tater and Mr. McMurray for all their help and understanding and of Mr. Conlon who came to our aid when c needed him . . . . . and we know well None can excel I he (.lass nj " 76. " 5 Zrf Mj» — fcln ■ 4 I r mmmmet mutnmiv i %WWt4 W % CLASS OFFICERS GEORGE J AM IS (CATHERINE FLYNN M WW CARK WILLARD CHAISSON CLASS OFFICERS President LEO BACHANT ' (•(■ President Secretary PATRICIA WALSH Treasurer KENNETH CARLSON O iatuuf tto«t 0B I « ■ v £ fc tt Vy, y - .- .7 f . ' ' . ' ' yy ■ ' ■;, ' ■■ ■ ' t ■ . I : ' ; ' ' ' ' r r ' i iii l i ' ' ' : Student -Ofr • ; j ' j? :y % ' j r y 76 S % ! ! % PICS » r President DAVID SMITH Fice President „ ELIZABETH MURPHY Secretary HELEN KELLEY Treasurer .... JOSEPH DONNELLY Senior Representatives ... BARBARA KNOWLTON RUSSELL GLEASON Junior Representatives MARGARET NAGLE DAVID CROWLEY Sophomore Representatives JEAN FLICOP EUGENE GRAVELINE Freshman Representatives ...BARBARA BENHAM FREDERICK LIMA Editor . 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