Mount Pleasant High School - Netop Yearbook (Providence, RI)

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ETOP 0 -af I IE OQ1PLEAS,qA,7x S 5, 49 ff Fl nv, J 2 5, ---- uw '55 .... 8 I' 4 2 Hill El'lH :O 1 X' Q 1 Q VIDENCE' O lVlounl Pleasant, High School P1'0VldC1l06, Rhoclo lslanfl Contents T T T he Faculty he Departments he Students The Sports T he Activities g by Henry Klip Foreword June, 1948, marks the end of the nrst ten years of Mount Pleasant High School. As the school has grown and matured in these tumul- tuous years, so, We hope. has the world. During our years at Mount Pleasant, we have been prepared to step out and face the world honestly and fearlessly. It is with fervent prayers in our hearts for the preser- vation of our faith that We believe the ideals We have learned to cherish and the straight paths We have tried to follow at Mount Pleasant will guide us through the blackest nights and the fiercest storms. Most cherished of Mount Pleasant's many gifts to us is the understanding upon which we must lean so heavily in our Hrst groping for security in the new life we soon shall begin to live. With this understanding comes the realiza- tion of our responsibility toward the world. We are earnest in our desire to fulfill our every duty in a manner which will reflect pride upon our school. Dedication There is a reason for every great success. The reason for the great success of Mount Pleasant High School is its principal. Mr. Joseph H. Stannard. With steadfast perseverance and admirable foresight. Mr. Stannard has upheld the high standards of our school, which he has formulated. As our principal leaves us, there will go also a part of Mount Pleasant which never can be replaced. To Mr. Stannard, we gratefully and sincerely dedicate this, the June, 1948, issue of NETOP. MR. JOSEPH H, STANNARD Pr1'r7C1'pcIl A Tribute The tone and quality of an educational institution is determined in large measure by its leader. His concept of its purpose, his philosophy of education, his ideals and standards set their stamp upon its character and upon all who are part of it. This is especially true when a man has been its leader from its origin. Mount Pleasant High School stands for self-reliance, self-respect, hard work, high ideals, and a chance for every- one to grow physically and mentally, because they repre- sent Mr. Stannard's idea of what a school should stand for. To all who have a bond of unity in their allegiance to Mount Pleasant, the work of Mr. Stannard will live always. To those who admire a great educator and a sterling gentle- man, he has been an inspiring friend. JAMES L. HANLEY, Superintendent of School Every term since Mount Pleasant High School was established. I have made some sort of statement for publication in our yearbook. These statements have usually been of a general nature, strongly tinctured with advice that seemed to me to be good and addressed to the whole student body. The time has now come for my swan song Qwhich I shall write, rather than singj and which I shall address particularly to the Class of June, 1948, essentially my class with which I may be said to graduate. So, on the great occasion on which I shall hand you your diplomas there should be, and I hope there will be, an unusual warmth of fellowship subsisting between all of you and your Principal. The many years of my service in the school system of Providence have been happy years. They have been made so, in very large measure. by my association with my students. This was true when I taught my classes and was no less true during my term of years as an administrator. It is true today, and particularly so of my association with you who are so soon to graduate. Naturally, it is impossible to disengage one's self from a life-work which has been interesting and agreeable, without some feeling of regret. But, to quote Ecclesiastes, "Time and chance happeneth to all"-especially Time, The philosopher accepts the inevitable passing of the procession of the years and does not cry out at its termination. Such regrets as I have grow out of the breaking ofthe close ties which have for so long bound me to my loyal faculty, my equally loyal and eflicient ollice personnel and to the fine body of students who are, in fact, the heart's blood and life of this great school. None of these can I ever forget and I can have no fonder hope than this, that in the term of years yet left to me my image may not fade completely from the minds and hearts of t fwhom I have been a-sociated so many years and who have done so much to make those years bright and happy ones. JosEPH H. STANNARD MR. JOHN H. GILLICK VIICG-PFIIUCIIDUI Many proposals have recently been advanced by individuals and national groups for curing the evils of the World but all seem to lack consideration of the people who constitute the world. History has shown that the continued greatness of any nation is in direct proportion to the ability of its citizens to project their ideals into the future With consideration of the people. Our coun- try became great because our forefathers planned for the future through the families and the youth of the day. The character of those who planned, their faith in God, their determination to complete the Work they had started and their consideration of the welfare of future citizens made possible that glorious heritage which is ours today, A government wherein the people are served rather than enslaved is our birthright. I urge each of you to protect it since you must appreciate and treas- ure the priceless liberties it guarantees to you and those who are to follow you. Rcdedicate your lives to the preservation and defense of such a government and to the destruction of all subversive groups which seek to undermine our freedom. Safeguard the future by being alert today! The future belongs to the youth of today. You Who are young must contribute your share to the comfort and security of the youth of tomorrow. With sincere hope that misfortune will never overtake you and with an ardent wish that success will ever be yours, l bid you farewell. Good luck to you! JOHN H. GILLICK Frederick W. Allen Edward S. A. Altiere Richard F. Aust Loretta J. Barry Clifton Bickford Eleanor iM. Black Alice IM. Blessing Ednah L. Brennan Elizabeth J. Burke Thomas Capasso Kenneth Clarke Margaret A. Conneely Lydia L. Cooper Leslie B. Corey Mary C. Coutanche Rosella V. Cox Edward A. Denish Mary R. Eagan Roy E. Ekberg Agnes C. Ethier Mary B. Fenton Mary L. Flanigan Alice M. Forsell Grace M. Frost lrene P. Goodwin Robert D. Hall Facult MR. JOSEPH H. STANNARD, Principal MR. JOHN H. GILLICK, Vice-Principal James P. Haughey Florence L. Hoard Ruth V. Johnson Ethel M. Kearns Barbara G. Keegan Ruth W. Kendrick Mary F. King Lester F. Krone Francis A. Lennon Hugo E. Levander Charles R. Lynn Gertrude M. Marble Ruth W. Marvel Charles C. McCormick Helen M. 'McDermott Cecile L. Mclnnis Edward F. 'Mc'Laughlin M. Olive Mc'Michael Gilbert Mignacca John H. Moran Harold W. Myers Irving Nelson C. Lucy Newell Katharine E. Nolan Helen B. O"Connor Alice E. O'Halloran On Leave of Absence Newton P. Leonard QJVCQJQ .In Hllemnrtam CECII IA A SAVAGE 1 n January 21, I948 -' -'Sf 9 James A. Parker Walter F. Parker Benjamin Premack Stanley A. Price Carl H. Quanstrom Walter J. Ritzau William Rivelli Alban J. Ryder Inez V. Sayer William C. Schuster Dora Sherman Clayton B. Smith Howard B. Smith Blanche G. Snow Louise E. Springer William Stepak Mildred N. Struck Alice E. Stucker William J. Sullivan Dorothy W. Tuell Elmer J. Thompson M. Eunice Wright Helen M. Wrynn William C. Ziegler Mary D. Ziesenitz Office Personnel RUTH U. BURT NANCY E. HILL HELEN T. MALIAN ROSE M. MARTINELLI MADELINE M. PALMER MISS RUTH U. BURT lxft to right: Miss Hill, Miss Mnrlinclli, Miss Burt, Miss Malian Qslandingl. Miss Palmer. Ifirsr row. left ro right: Miss Newell. Miss Iflanigan. Miss Iirosl Miss Couranclre. Miss lenlon, Miss liesenitv M' Blessing, Mr. Stannard, Miss Keegan. Miss Goodwin. Miss Kearns. Second row: Mr. Ryder, Mr, Haughey. Mr. Krone. Mr. Biclcford, Mr. Corey, Mr. Ziegler, Mr. liklverg. Mr. Thompson, Mr. Lennon, Mr. Mclaughlin. ART Irene P. Goodwin ART METAL William C. Ziegler CERAMICS Clifton Bickford COMMERCIAL Mary B. Eenton ENGLISH Alice M. Blessing EOREIGN LANGUAGE Alban J. Ryder GUIDANCE Lester E. Krone Departments HOME ECONOMICS Mary L. Elanigan LIBRARY C. Lucy Newell MATHEMATICS Edward E. McLaughlin MECHANICAL DRAWING Francis A. Lennon MUSIC Roy E. Ekberg PHYSICAL EDUCATION .Iames P. Haughey Mary D. Ziesenitz -..ei ii ia., PUBLICATIONS Ethel M. Kearns SCIENCE Grace M. Erost SOCIAL ACTIVITIES Barbara G. Keegan SOCIAL SCIENCE Elmer .I. Thompson STUDY Mary C. Coulanclme WOODWORKINCI Leslie B. Corey Permanent Record Card One of the counselor's most important tools in analyzing a student's progress is the cumu- lative record shown below. It is the school's formal record of its effort to discover the individual differences among pupils over a six-year period. The unique value of a cumulative record is that the record of any trait of an individual over a period of years is more signincant than the record of that trait taken at any one pointy also that estimates on many different traits afford a much more accurate picture of the student's educational and vocational possibilities than the estimate of a single trait. Guidance It is the function of the Guidance Department at Mount Pleasant High School to correlate the education- al oiferings with the needs and aspirations of each student to assure a competent. happy, and well-ad- justed citizen. This is done through the mediums of group guidance classes and counseling interviews, con- ducted by professionally trained counselors in student personnel work. The entering classes in senior high school are heterogeneous groups, made up of students with many individual differences as to appearance and manner. educational achievement, physical limitations, emotional stability, and social and economic backgrounds. This -..ggi implies that assembly line educational techniques should not be used, but rather that each student be given in- dividual attention and consideration in selecting a pro- gram under the supervision of a counselor. Therefore the interests, aptitudes, and abilities of our students are taken into consideration and plans made accordingly. The work in guidance classes covers problems which are common to all in the fields of educational, occupa- tional. and social guidance: whereas the counseling interview enables the student to discuss problems of a personal and intimate nature. Thus a student. by taking the core subject of guidance. is able to analyze and appraise his strengths and weaknesses, set a course, prepare for and succeed in reaching his goal. 12 ya..- English A TEACHER ANSWERS A IOB STUDENT Miss fleery. tell me why I must study English each term. Paul. language is the basic means of communication. lfnglish is your language, therefore your means. liut. Miss Avery. what is communication? Communication is a twofway movement of thought. You receive from others by reading or listening to their thoughlsi you reach others by speaking or writing your thoughts to them. But haeenit I been speaking and listening all my life. and ean't I yet along without reading and writing? Hundreds of years ago, men could communicate with a fair degree of success by speaking and listening. The complexity of modern life. however. makes it imperative for us to be able to understand the thoughts ot men through reading. At times we ITIUSI write. The lfnglish course has for its purpose the teaching oli elliqctive speaking, reading, writing. and listening. Moreover. just as the telephone company must have etlcctive mechanism and eflicient operators to transmit messages. so must we have the skills to receive and to send out ideas effectively. As .1 child matures he is able through study and practice to acquire greater and greater effectiveness in communication. ln senior high school the materials of the course give him opportunity for ever-expanding discrimination in understanding the thoughts of others and in conveying his own. A day-bygday growth occurs in the student. imperceptiblc to him. but readily apparent to one who compares his skill in communication in gracle IOB and later in IZA. Well. I can see that I need to study spelling, punctu- ation, and capitalization il' I am not to seem iamirant when I write my thoughts. But why do I need practice in sentence and paragraph skills? Ah. these and your growth in words-your vocabu- lary building-must keep pace with your growth in maturity, You think in words, Without a broad vocabulary you will be a limited thinker. if at all a thinker capable of living adequately and contributing to the life of your time, Sentence and paragraph skills are needed for clarity of understanding and clarity of expression. By the way, you know. I sup- pose, that clarity means clearness-straight thinking. Yes. that word is in my vocabulary. But what good is grammar? Your study of grammar and good usage is designed to remove the debris that interferes with clarity in your speech. a cleaning up of the hack yard, so to speak. to restore its beauty and usefulness. O.K. Now. what about literature." My sister told me the course includes literature. Right. The term literature means books of fiction. biography. poetry, drama, essays. books you will read in class and books you will read more extensively. I have at hand the words of a wise teacher on the subject of the aim in literature. l shall read the passage. See whether you can understand it. "We want our pupils to develop through read- ing and literature a personal sense of values by discovering in the literary works of both past and present what man has sought and found good. and what man has craved and found wanting . . . We want them to come to an understand- ing of themselves in particular and of human nature in general through the concrete presenta- tion of human character and human problems in literature," IVell. I guess it means I'm going to miss something line if I don't have literature. Of course. the literature for the various grades keeps pace with that expanding maturity l mentioned. Yes, Miss Avery. Thanks. Now I know why every high school student needs English. I'm going to think about that communication idea and the need for straight thinking when I listen to the radio ana' when I read the newspaper. Pa 'gil 1905- . '11 Da 1757 095 fam . .no I7 o,, I JZ 1,6 -'r 6 flfi fl' 4 0 I 4, P g Physical Education for Boys Our Physical Education course rates high when com- pared with other high schools. Gym is compulsory at Mount Pleasant and the only ones exempted are those with a doctor's excuse. Apprritus is used as a basis of grading in the gym. with the skills becoming increasing- ly difficult as one enters a higher grade. There are six pieces of apparatus. with a maximum number of 15 points obtainable on each. Thus 90 points is required to compile a perfect score, with 75 points qualifying for an A. 60 points for a B. and a minimum of 45 points for a C. All the skills and exercises are devised to develop th: strength. endurance. and agility of our gymnasts. The gym class also has the opportunity of taking part in intra-class sports such as volleyball, baseball. basketball. and football. ln the spring and fall the boys participate in the popular activity of cross-country. which among the boys is commonly known as "over the hill." Our excellent Physical Education course has proved to be a great asset both in civilian life and in the armed services. efbob ably N S 1 5 5 f Onlookers anticipate a display of strength Physical Education for Girls Have you ever looked into the girls' gym. where often eighty girls at a time are engaged in healthful activity of one kind or another? The teen-age girls in their neat blue cotton uniforms and blue socks present an attractive picture as they go through the lesson of the day. In our school. the gymnasium classes have plenty of variety. The aim of all gymnasium is to improve the health of the student by coordinating mind and muscle in the various phases of gym work. Exer- cises. apparatus work. dancing. and games are the four principal divisions of girls' gymnasium at Mount Pleasant. Exercises. snappy and precise. are taken to develop in the student strength and vigor. Need- less to say. exercises also help to keep our girls look- ing trim. Apparatus work develops strength and courage. Most of the students are especially en- thusiastic about dancing. which gives a sense of rhythm and makes a girl graceful and well-poised. Games are played on certain days because they help build character. as well as physical endurance. Each girl gives her best for the good of the team. She learns to follow rules without quibbling. and she learns to accept the decisions of the referee. Perhaps most important of all. in playing games a girl learns to lose gracefully and to win without gloating over her opponents. The girls' gym is a busy place after school hours, as well as during the day. Badminton. table tennis. volleyball. and basketball are among the favorite sports. Except in the winter months. the girls may play games outside the building. Golf, tennis. and softball have their loyal followers and are very popular. When at last play-time or work is over for the clay. the girls go down to the shower room. which is very well equipped and up-to-the-minute in its aopointments. Each girl has an individual marble shower stall and dressing room. and over the sound of the showers can be heard happy voices reviewing the fun of the dav. Then. one by one. the girls emerge. invigorated and fresh from their activity. and happy in the companionship of the friends made at gym. Calculating machines class at work Mathematics Since the use of mathematics in business. industry. and the sciences is on the increase, an effort is being made to provide for the needs of the pupils in later life. The aim of our Math Department can be accomplished by making certain that pupils have solid examples of the uses that math will be to them. Here at Mount Pleasant there are seven different types of mathematics which are taught to the students. These forms are algebra. plane geometry. solid geometry, trigonometry, review alge- bra. review geometry and basic math. The total number of students taking any one of these subjects is 858. We must be sure th-at the interest and the value of mathematics in education does not fall to the low level it had reached just before our entrance into World War ll. This subject, which played such a large part in the war. is now taking an important role in the post-war period in big business. taxation. and the manufacture of precision instruments. The Mathematics Department of this school is working hard to keep its subject on the high plane it deserves. ap- mv' .AK I i0llllllC.l'Ci2:ll During the term ending February. 1948. of the I577 students enrolled in Mount Pleasant. l438 took some commercial subject. This fact certainly proves that the commercial courses lead in popularity. No matter what type of course a student is taking. she is always strongly advised to take some subject such as typing or filing which will enable her to get an ofhce job if her other plans fail. There are three commercial courses: general, book- keeping. and secretarial. Each of these courses. if followed through. equips the student with all the training and experience required for the respective positions. No further schooling is necessary and on graduating. students who desire positions are helped in finding them. I.ast term all those who wanted positions. except two, were placed. Four rooms of typewritets. one of calculating machines. one of bookkeeping machines. and one of duplicating machines make up the very expensive equipment used by the Commercial Department. As you walk along the first floor corridor you can hear the girls fand boys. tool typing their way to future jobs. '77 0,7 fl of 11 jo-QQ. locial cience The Social Science Department is one of the high schools most important departments. Along with learning about historic characters and events in Amer- ican history. and Federal, State, and City govern- ment in civics, students learn to acquire improved habits in work and industry so necessary in later life These include accuracy, neatness, promptness, hon- esty, courtesy. and cooperation. Many assignments in the Social Science Department require reference work which gains for one the ability to obtain information quickly through the use of reference books, encyclo- pedias. and dictionaries. The principal objectives of the department are to afford an understanding of the evolution of our government from its European beginnings up to the present time. and to broaden appreciation for the historical opinions of different authors. You seldom read an editorial without finding some reference to or comparison with a historical event. ln order to understand the political and social problems of today and tomorrow. you must know something of the political and social problems of yesterday. French. Spanish, Italian hold the attention of this trio t ev efllg an QB C06 Forei Il Language Every day, several hundred pupils of Mount Pleasant set out for foreign lands. ln small bands. they tour with their guides - the tive teachers in the department of modern languages. Some go to Spain. or to the Central and South American countries: still others to sunny Italy: the rest to La Belle France. Their purpose is primarily to learn the language of the country: principally to read the language easily and with this key ever after their possession. to un- lock a wealth of literature and culture in the original form. And to a somewhat lesser degree. perhaps. and depending on individual talent and application. they learn to express themselves in the foreign tongue and to attain the spoken word, They come to know the physical face of the land: its rivers and mountains. its cities and villages. its monuments. its treasures of cathedral and palace. They come to know its human values: its people and their history, their customs, and costumes. and characteristics. And so, they should return day by day. advanced in their skillg inspired by contact with a rich and ancient civilization as well as with its current aspect: pro- vided with an outlook and understanding so vital in our contracting world. Science The Science Department of Mount Pleasant is a trifle more complex than other departments in that there are several sub-divisions. The course in Radio is offered by the school to aid students in acquiring a foundation in the funda- mental principles of radio as a basis for further study or for immediate practical use. The technique of sending and receiving radio code is studied by the students one period each week. Students from the tenth through the twelfth grades are allowed to study Electricity. The chief aim of the course is to give an understanding of the fundamentals of electricity. Students learn how it is made, how it is put to work, how it is measured, and how to employ electricity safely and efficiently in everyday life. Because it is a living subject and because it has a definite relationship between the student and his com- munity life, Biology has a place in every school cur- riculum. Students who elect 'biology learn to estab- lish habits of healthful living. gain a vital knowledge of life processes, and develop a respect for the cone tributions of men eminent because of their biological research and service. Included in the Science Department is a science for today's Machine Age, Physics. Boys and girls learn to think logically and to attack problems with zestful economy of physique in classes of this important division, A grounding in physics is required by members of professions such as nursing and engi- neering and is advantageous to those who are factory workers and snow shovelers. The physics classes can accommodate many more registrations. This branch of the Science Department is one which should be taken advantage of by Mount Pleasant students. Miss Brennan's class in Physics II sighting images in plane mirrors Another physics class determines wave length of sound by resonance at Burton Hallberg explains various kinds of algae if 17 130'- One step in assembling a spring wardrobe Tastes good v een' or ACM are cfs K . i eW'A 'N sex k K sboxls cw -'H-if 1 8 lf- HOIIIC E00110ll1iCS Home Economics offers an opportunity to the girl to select clothing and foods in each grade, 10B through IZA. As she progresses from grade to grade she acquires not only technical skills in sewing and cooking, but also an appreciation and knowledge of that broader phase of Home Economics known as liamily l,iving. The future homemaker is concerned with sound philosophies that affect home life. Some of the units which help her are these: Se' lection and alteration of readyfmade clothing: Con- struction of new garments: Planning and serving of nutritious meals: Budgets: Personal appearance: Development of clothes' consciousness: Line and color as they affect the individual: Appreciation of the beautiful through a study of china, silver. glass- ware. pictures. and household fabrics: Personal and family relationships: Interest in the lives of others outside of our homes. Better Home Living! This is our goal. Music The Music Department offers four different sub- jects to music lovers - band. orchestra. theory and appreciation. and voice. The estimated total of stu- dents enrolled is 380. Members of band and orchestra receive training to become better musicians. The theory class is the one, perhaps. about which the least is known. The fundamentals of music appreciation and recognition of the better classics, lives of the composers and their music. forms of music, and in- strumentation are only a few of the interesting sub- iects covered this year in this class. The voice class. long a favorite, has this year the largest enrollment in the history of the school. Teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed two outstanding events this term: the first, on May 22. the All-State Band, Chorus. and Orchestra Concert: and the second. on June 6, the concert at Roger Williams Park. Of special interest also to the student body is the concert given in the auditorium each term. Art Art is one of the most interesting courses this school has in its curriculum. This course builds a good practical art foundation. with emphasis di- rected toward either the fine arts, industrial. commer- cial. domestic art. or crafts. lt develops ability to understand and appreciate art quality - thereby giving increased satisfaction. contentment, and true enjoyment resulting from a familiarity with. and knowledge of beauty. Art l consists of design. color. lettering, and art in the community, During the second term. art in industry. art in dress tperson- alitiesl, art in the theater tcostume, stage, pageant- ry, lightingl. and art in the home are studied. Art lll includes the history of architecture, painting. and sculpture. Cartooning. packaging, graphic art. and posters are studied in Art IV. The advanced classes. Art V and VI, are instructed in leather work. batik stenciling, puppets, figure drawing, and crafts. l Engineers in the making Fresh flowers are arranged in the art room every Monday morning Clement Micarelli adds Hnishing touches to picture entitled Art in thc lhtitrt which he painted for Miss Keegan's ofhce oellallieal Drawing Engineers and other technical men convey their ideas by means of Mechanical Drawing. Nowadays. most people simply call it "drafting" Nothing that has ever been constructed or devised by man was built without a plan or picture of the object. The house we live in, th: conveyances we use ltrain, plane, auto. shipl. the radio we enioy 4 all these things were planned in the mind of an engineer. who then transferred his idea onto paper. People in every walk of life - doctors, lawyers. builders, machinists. realtors. and countless others f find daily or continual need for reading or making drawings. At the present time the future scientific and industrial life of the nation is endangered because of a lack of engineering college graduates. It is the future for alert and energetic young men. Truly the draftsmen is the Aladdin of this Atomic Age. 19 te-- Boys working on advanced projects Metal ll class at work Objects of ceramic art in the making 2 0 Woodworking The Mount Pleasant Woodworking Department turns out some fine pieces of furniture. Anything from a lawn chair to a table may be made. Fine woods such as mahogany and maple are available for use in tables and chairs. ln this course the student learns how to use woodworking tools, and how to assemble his work with clamps, glue, and screws. He is taught how to put maple. mahogany. or antique finishes on his work. Although allowed to choose his own plans to work from. he must have a working drawing and stock sheet before starting a project. The smoking cabinet and the half round end table seem to have been the most popular pieces this term. Art Metal Art Metal is one of the popular courses at Mount Pleasant. Students electing this subject must be thoughtful and skillful. ln Metal I the student is taught sawing. hammerworking, and soldering as well as the use of the bending brake. power drill. and the polishing wheels. He is also taught how to recog- nize various metals. to use acids. and to read stamp- ing on jewelry. Although copper and brass are used mostly. other metals such as nickel. silver. and ster- ling silver are available. ln this course a student may make anything from a letter opener to a wall plaque. Ashtrays. rings, and pins are also turned out in number. Etching of name- plates for doorways is a popular project. With such a fine course it is no wonder that so many boys are enrolled in it. Corantios Perhaps you have stopped, at one time or another. to look at the colorful array of vases and statuettes displayed in our foyer windows. Each one of these interesting articles was designed and made by a stu- dent of our Ceramics Department. The 135 boys and girls of the five classes which meet every day are learning to develop coordination between their minds and their hands. Each piece goes through a long process before it is considered finished. First the student has to design. model. and dry his work. When dried, it is put into the hte for the first time in order to make it hard. After it has been re- moved from the fire. sprayed with glaze. and fired again it takes on its decorative color. Ceramics is especially interesting to those students who like activities and working with their hands, Library The Library is a familiar place to everyone in Mount Pleasant. Its pleasant. friendly. and quiet atmosphere offers an ideal place to study. The original book collection was known as the Weston Library. located in Technical High School, known to many as "Old Tech." Our library has at present a collection of approxi- mately -L600 titles- not only for recreational reading. but encyclopedias and reference books on many subjects. We find a number of magazines which are changed from time to time to meet the current interest of both pupils and teachers. Books, especi- ally those on the sciences. are constantly being re- placed. since they become outdated quickly. In addi- tion to funds supplied by the School Department. the money from fines is used to purchase new books. lnstruction in the use of various library facilities is given to the lOB's. lOA's. andl lB's. Book. thea- ter. and movie review material is discussed with the l 2A's. Miss Newell and Mrs. Tuell are always glad to answer questions and assist students and teachers in hook selection. lf you are not already a regular visitor to the library. be sure to form the habit of going: it will be both profitable and enjoyable. Publications The room overflowing with orderly confusion and incessant activity is the headquarters of the NE- TOP Staff - Room ZIO. Each day. before school and after the three o'clock bell. the room is open to stu- dents for their suggestions or contributions for our yearbook. The staff devotes much of their time out- side of school hours to compiling a book which will be a worthy representative of Mount Pleasant High School. Each member receives assignments. which he carries out to the best of his ability. Work begins on Nli'l'OP during the very early part of each term so that the finished product will be in the hands of the students before promotion. The vast amount of preparation and checking which is necessary in the compiling of a typical Mount Pleasant publication all are attended to by staff mem- bers. They are the unheralded few who guide the book through its three essential processes: having pictures taken. sending of copy to the printer. getting glossy prints. which have been scaled to size. to the engraver. From the printer come two sets of galley proofs. One is proofread: the other. along with proofs of pictures from the engraver. is pasted in the "dummy." Back to the printer goes the "dummy". and again back to the school comes the last proof. the page proof. to be checked. The page proof is then returned to the printer for final printing. Although it is common knowledge that the lite- rary stali' of NIETOP is an essential cog in the compli- :ated mechanism of the Publications Department. the irt. photographic. and business staffs all are vital to ihe production of a good yearbook. From the writer who digs up material to the accurate typist who rates :hanks from the busy printer. the NETOP Staff works together to make a Mount Pleasant yearbook a reality. 7s be ,IL Qty Xa! way s 1? bus J' Spot -'El 2 l list-- se MW :ew Y 159 ge QQA me xl ciao ook Social Activities Everybody in Mount Pleasant knows Miss Keegan. the Coordinator of Social Activities. Without her our assemblies, parties, junior and senior proms, and special programs would not be the success that they are. Under Miss Keegan's direction. class ofiicers are elected in l IB. and these ofiicers serve until the next election in IZA. After a class is organized parties are planned by class officers and social committees. One of the most important steps in preparing for such parties is discovering and training talent in the class. Then comes the Senior Play, requiring long hours of preparation but always welcomed so enthusiastically. liinally there is Senior Week, with its Honors Day. Senior Class Day, and Graduation. Our coordinator of social activities also is an im- portant factor in making our athletic contests a vital part of the school by preparing the cheerleaders to do an excellent job. Concentration IZA Class Officers make preparations for a class party Study Hall Mr. Stannard has reason to be proud of the Study Hall. The system with which it is run is to be ad mired. The study hall has a teacher in charge of the students, a teacher in charge of the attendance a north monitor who supervises library slips and per mission slips. and a south monitor who attends to the radio. telephone, and late entries. ries are provided. easy. 22 The study hall has a seating capacity of two hun dred and ninety, although the actual number study ing in the hall varies from one hundred eighty to two hundred sixty-three. The seating system is alphabetical and numerical. Students who come every day are seated from the south end. while those who come only on certain days are seated toward the north, Encyclopedias and two unabridged dictiona Most Mount Pleasant students appreciate the study hall. a place where quiet reigns and concentration is 4 fi: , 4. wi' l C l MISS ALICE E. O'I-IALLORAN 'Class Adviser Congratulations to the graduates of the class of June. 1948, the twen- tieth class to graduate from Mount Pleasant High School. Your graduation marks the close of the first ten years in the annals of this school. Congratula- tions to your parents, also, who rejoice with you on your achievement. During your high school days at Mount Pleasant, you have been guided and directed by your principals and teachersg you have grown and developed into fine young men and women. You now go forth to be numbered among the vast group of young people leaving our schools as graduates. Upon your shoulders rests the responsibility of putting into practice those sound principles which we hope we have given you and which will help you always to be able to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Let nothing prevent your being included among the respected, honest, upright citizens of our be- loved country. May the future bestow upon you that which is best for each one of you. ALICE E. O'HALLORAN -. 24 Eg. .- ZA Class Officers Arthur Clayton President Marilyn Albanase Vice-President Edwin Sullivan fx C217 E. Sullivan. M. Albancsc, C. I,:1liazi:i, A. Clayton. Treasurer Catherine LaFazia Secretary 12A Social Committee Evelyn Baldoni Mildred Goff Elizabeth Beauregard Geraldine Grant Michael Bova Ann Lules Eugene D'Andrea Anthony Macaruso Raymond Devitt John Pellegrino Joseph Nicolletti Isabelle Pitronc Alfred Potts Eleanor Rich Ralph Salvagna Hope Stearns lfirst row, left to right: H. Stearns. A. l,ulcs. E. Beauregard. Second row: E. Rich. E. Baldoni, A. Macaruso, M. Goff. l. Pitrone. Third row: A. Potts, E. D'Andre.1, R. Salvagno. J. Nicollctii. R. Devitl, J. Pellegrino 25 ky..- CLASS OF ESTHER ACCIAIOLI 173 Langdon Street Swimming, football games, and chocolate cake are among Esther's favorites , . . Con- ceited people and oral talks are taboo.. . "Jeepersl" . .. Constantly seen with Marie lannetta . . To enter busi- ness world . . . BARBARA H. AINSWORTH 5 8 Pocasset Street Johnston Barb dreams of vacation from school and a certain E. S. . . . Dislikes being kept wait- ing and school . . . Spare time is spent dancing and talking on the telephone . . . Constantly seen with Joan Weeden and Joan McCarthy . . . To enter business world Glee Club 1. 2. 3, 6: Room Agent 5: Social Committee 3. 4 MARILYN C. ALBANESE 134 Enfield Avenue Happy - go -lucky Marilyn says. "Hi" . . . Mystery stor- ies, A lunch. talking among her likes . . . Dislikes opening her locker and conceited peo- ple . . . Movies, tennis, horse- back riding fill her leisure time . . . Will study nursing 'Class Secretary 3, 4, 5: Class Vice-President 6: Senior Play 6 ALICE M. ANDERSON 14 Esten Street Skippy thinks soft music, Perry Como, and nail polish are "on the beam" . . . Dis- likes oral reports, rainy days, and straight hair . . . "Is that all right?" . . . Movies, swimming. and drawing are her favorite pastimes . . . Blushes easily, chews nencil while reading . . . Future office worker . . . FAUSTO ANDREOZZI 74 Health Avenue Andy likes Mr. Allen, pastry. and Bing Crosby . . . Dis- likes talkative and conceited girls. long skirts . . . "Good luck" . . . Favorite pastimes are movies. gym training, and listening to radio . . . Al- ways seen with Nicholas Simeone . . . Future undecid- ed... Gym Team l. 2, 3, 4 ,gt 26 tg..- CHRISTOPHER ANTONELLI 36 Putnam Street Disapproves of American his- tory and girls with long skirts . . . Likes home-made macaroni, peg pants, and Esther Williams . . . "Hold the phone!" . . . Dancing. movies take up leisure time . . . To become a draftsman RACHAEL E. ARNOLD 52 Killingly Street Ray likes popcorn, Home Room 316, sports, and ath- letic fellows . . . Can't stand bashful boys, homework, and Vaughn Monroe . . . "Tell me another one!" . . . En- joys long walks and ice skat- ing . . . Future office worker ' .Softball 41 Volleyball 5 PATRICIA M. ARRICO 996 Plainfield Street Johnston "How nervous!" . . . Oral book reports. study periods, and kerchiefs don't rate with Patsy . . . Enthusiastic about Roy Rogers, pickles. jewelry . . . Pastimes include movies and bowling . . . Stares into space when in deep thought . . . Future uncertain . . . HARRY AZARIAN 29 Suffolk Street The New York Yankees. Harry James, and music on WHIM rate high with Harry . . . Can't endure homework or Guy Lombardo . . , "Why sure!" . . . Favorite pastimes include music. sports. and playing the trumpet . . . Usually seen with John Pel- lcgrino . . . Future musician in popular orchestra . . . Band 1. 2, 3.4, 5. 6: Orchestra 2. 3, 4, 5, 6: Ree's Ensemble 1, 2, 3. 4. 5,6 HANNIBAL H. BACCARI 89 Mowry Street V-8 Fords. Yankees, and drafting are "tops" . . . Dislikes shaving and getting up in the morning . . . "Say sharp" . . . Spends time bowl- ing, listening to Vaughn Monroe's records . . . A fu- ture draftsman . . . X I JUNE 1948 ,-ni' EVELYN D. BALDONI VIRGINIA M. BIANCO I' 393 Mount Pleasant Avenue Popular Baldy dotes on sports, jokes. athletic fellows. and Miss Conneely . , . Alf ways seen with Pat Barr and Chris De Marco . . . Insincere people and walking are deft- nitely taboo . . . An accom' plished pianist . . . To enter Rhode Island State College Badminton 3: Basketball 2, 4, 6: Senior Play 6: Softball 2, 6: Social Com- mittee 3, -I. 5. 6: Swim- ming Z: Tennis 5: Y-Teen 4, 5. 6 PATRICIA M. BARR 31 Linwood Avenue Pat likes "the new look," dis- tinctive jewelry, writing themes, staying up late at night . . . Shuns wrestling matches. Spanish. r i s i n g early . . . "I wouldn't say that!" . . . Seems to be in trance when concentrating.. . Future in journalism . . . Bowling 2. 3: Golf 2: Publications l, 2. 3, 4. 5, Publications Editor 6: Y-Teen 5. 6 VERA A. BASMAJIAN 52 Goddard Street Sophisticated clothes. blue eyes, and sweet pastry rate high with Toni . , . Dislikes shy people. short clothes. and people who are late . . . "How nervous" . . . Likes to design clothes and sew . . . Always seen with Margaret Tatoian . , . Hopes to become a dress designer. . . ELIZABETH A. BEAUREGARD 106 Huxley Avenue Sammy Kaye, Boston Red Sox, dancing, and Mr. "B" are Betty's favorites . . . "Come to think of it" . . . Hates winter, waiting for buses, and getting up in the morning twho doesn't?l . . . Spends leisure time driv- ing and going to football games . . . Usually with Lois Keaney . . . Will enter the business world . . . Social Committee 6 BEVERLY E. BENSON 159 Lowell Avenue Blonde hair identities Bev . . . A certain tall. light haired fellow, chocolate ice cream, and basketball interest her . . . Doesn't care for crowded buses or having pictures taken . . . "Just keep laugh- ing" . . . Usually seen run- ning for school bus . . . Future nurse . . . Glee Club l. 5. 6: Room Agent I KW 33 +HI27I3' 645 Union Avenue Jeanie is interested in a cer- tain tall. light haired boy . . . Chocolate cake and Vaughn Monroe are tops . . . "No kidding!" . . . Dislikes theme writing and long home room periods . . . Favorite pastimes are sewing. dancing, playing piano, long drives . . . Seen with Vilma Grelle . . . To become a dressmaker . . . BETSY W. BIRCH I527 Hartford Avenue Johnston Scuffy likes horseback riding, boxing bouts. and hockey games . . . Dislikes bow ties and Zoot suits . . . Enjoys riding in a brown jalopy with that certain dark haired N. Z .... "Take it easy" . . . This laughing lass is always seen with Sue Per- fetto and Gloria Venditto . . . Hopes to become a sec- retary . . . Social Committee 3 DORIS B. BISHOP 202 Chapin Avenue Gooey sundaes. spaghetti. English. and dancing to That's My Desire appeal to Dottie. . . "Oh. for goodness' sakes" . . . Roller skating and dancing occupy sparc time , . . Simply abhors short finger- nails. bleached hair. and con- ceited fellows . . . Seen with Shirley Bonoyer . . . Future office worker . . . NANCY A. BISICNANO 0 Brighton Street Nancy likes a certain football player CJ.C.l . . . Next on her list are watching football games. dancing. and playing accordian . . . "Jeepers crow" . . . Dislikes getting up in the morning, hats. and news commentators . . . First cor- ner of triangle . . . Intends to continue her education . . . Basketball 6: Bowling 3: Orchestra l, 2. 3. 4: Ree's Ensemble I: Room Agent l IRVING S. BLACK, Jr. 22 Becker Avenue Johnston "Why worry?" asks Big Irv . . . New York Yankees top his list of favorites . . .Home- work has no appeal . . . Likes football and going to ftres . . . Hopes to become a track coach or a trainer for New York Yankees . . . Football 2, 3, 4, 5: Indoor Track 2. 3, 4, 5, 6: Out- door Track 2, 4, 6: Social Committee 3 fe- -4352 - CLASS OF RICHARD A, Bl.AlS IQI Beaufort Street New York Yankees, a certain brunette, and long walks rate high with Dickie . . . Home- work, blondes, and the "new look" irk him . . . "I don't know" . , . Spare time is spent roller skating, ice skat- ing, and swimming . . . Des- tination---U. S. Navy , . , BARBARA A, Bl,ANCHARD Sleere Drive, Johnston "Oh, pretlelsln says Barbie . . . A certain handsome. blue- eyed fellow with brown hair, Mr. Moran. and music are high on her list of favorites . . , lixasperated by inquisi- tive peonle. long skirts, and homework . , . Goes all out for dancing and movies . . . Future undecided . , . ANASTASIA V. BONK Z5 Hyat Street Binkie enjoys letters from Ted. V.B.. and .l.l .... Miss Struck and Clyde's Pharmacy also rate high . . . Thumbs down on conceited fellows. Zoot suits, and cars without radios , . . Seen with Jeanne Carstairs . . , Will go to Nurses' School at Fletcher Hospital. Vermont . . . S'HlRl,lZY M. BONOYER 0 Homelield Avenue This cute little miss likes Mr. Preniack. dreamy waltzes. and blondes . . . Short skirts and math are dennitely taboo . . . Sherry en ioys long drives and sipping cokes in Gibsons , . . Future costume designer . , . Bowling I: Glee Club 5: Softball 'Sz Y-Teen 3, 4 LUCY M. BOURBONNAIS I5-I Langdon Street "ls that all?" . . . l,ou likes chemistry. .1 good time, and the Boston Red Sox , . . Homework. lfnglish, students who use big words .ire "out" . . . Will study nursing , . . Basketball 6 28 1240-- MICHAIEI. BOVA, Jr. 25 Gesler Street Mike likes colorful ties. pretty girls, and Miss Ethier , . . Identified by that alluring lock of hair always in his eyes . . . Outside diversions are movies and playing cards , . . Hates shaving and long dresses . . , Interested in den- tal work . . . J. V. Football lg Social Committee 3. 4, 5. 6 GORDON BOWEN 58 Felix Street "Oh sure!" . . . Sports, Mr. Parker, and strawberry cabi- nets rate high with him . . . Abhors "ear bendersu. crowd- ed buses. and conceited people . , . Baseball and basketball occupy spare time . . . Future uncertain . . . MARION A. BOYD ll Berkley Street Marion likes Miss Nolan. and dancing at the Y . . . Both- ered by rainy weather. home- work, and getting up early . . . Spends time seeing movies, ice skating, and tak- ing long walks . . . Twirls hair when thinking . . . Fu- ture ofhce worker . . . ROSE BOZIGIAN 203 Douglas Avenue Bolster bars. convertibles. and tall fellows are "tops" with Rose . . . Has aversion for shy fellows. conceited girls, and history . . . Constantly smil- ing . . . Always seen with Lillian Santoro . . . Future ofice worker . . . PAY l. BRADWAY 58D June Street Brad definitely approves of the color red. long skirts. and Miss Struck . . . Dislikes Wednesdays. and spaghetti without cheese . . . "Gadsl" . . . Spends leisure time bowl- ing and dancing with a blue- eyed blond CB.S.l . . . Headed for Boston Univer- sity . . . Bowling Z: English Work- shop 3, 4: Softball 2 JUNE 1948 ARLEEN M. BRIGGS 89 Valley Street Briggsie likes football games. Miss O'Connor, and a cer- tain S. B ..,. Dislikes home- work and "the new look' . . . Loves to dance and ice skate . . . Often seen with Vilma Colella and Lorraine Dessert . . . Future office worker . . . Bowling l. 3: Glee Club l. 2, 3. 6: Y-Teen 3 ALBERT E. BUCCI 69 Home Avenue "I agree!" says tall Al . . . Falls asleep in class . . . Better half is Art Clayton . . . Smiles at any form of food. a Classi- cal graduate, songs by Jo Stafford. and flashy clothes . . . Cars with dented fenders, spelling. and people who crave attention bother him . . . Hopes to become a do- mestic architect . . . Hockey 4: Social Commit- tee 3. 4 JENNIE M. BUCCI l2l Glover Street Baby Face enioys dancing to Vaughan Monroe's music with a certain J. G .... Dislikes wearing hats, and damp days . . . "All the time!" . . . Enjoys all sports . . . Rubs left ear when in deep thought . . . To enter business world . . . ROBERT P. BURNS l06O Douglas Avenue Bob's favorites include foot- ball games, Miss Newell, A's. Perry Como. good books . . . Detests homework. math, oral talks . . . Enjoys bowling. skiing. roller skating. and swimming . . . Always toy- ing with oencil . . . Seen with Herman Holscher . . . To be a salesman . . . EDWIN H. CAHILL 68 Lennon Street "You know that. huh?" que- ries red haired Bones . . . This popular, smiling fellow gives a big cheer for food but ve- toes homework and rainy days . . . Seen with Paul Sin- cero . . . Our basketball star will someday coach a brilliant basketball team . . . Badminton 2. 4, 6: Base- ball 6: Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4, 5, 6 X!! Yu? ,gf 29 Eg..- ROBERT G. CALCAGNI 86 Home Avenue Cal likes swing music and Joe DiMaggio . . . Dislikes get- ting up mornings . . . "Wor- ry about nothing" . . . Spends free time at sports events and movies . . . Future uncertain Band 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6 JEANNE CAMBIO 6l Modena Avenue Friendly Jeanne likes Mr. Mc- Cormick, dancing to Vaughn Monroe playing How Soon . . . Dislikes rainy weather, math. and dull people . . . "Holy cow" . . . Seen with Barbara Polselli . . . To en- ter business world . . . Basketball 6: lce Skating 5: Y-Teen 3, 4. 5, 6 SALVATORE CAMPO 638 Douglas Avenue "Hello," greets this friendly sports-enthusiast . . . Likes Miss Burke. and dancing to good music . . . Often found talking to girls . . . Likes movies. hates hats . . . Likable Sal mumhles when thinking . . . Will become a teacher Football 1.2.3,-115,62 Track 4 DOLORES D. CAPALBO 12 Glover Street "How nervous" . . . Dorsey likes the new length. walking in the rain. Frankie Carle . . . Dislikes conceited people, heavy make-up. and late- comers . . . Movies. dancing with Al. and football games are favorite pastimes . . . Seen with Flo Petrone and the "H.B's" . . . To enter busi- ness world . . . Social Committee 5 VINCENT A. CAPUANO. Jr. 42 Valley Street Cap loves to go bowling or to the movies with that cer- tain girl from Cranston High . . . Dislikes writing themes. Zoot suits and conceited girls . . . Much time is spent skating . . . Bites pencil when thinking . . . Hopes to be- come a business manager . . . Handball 4 'il V' in CLASS OF JANE A. CAPWELI. 2165 Hartford Avenue Johnston Pickles. steak. and a certain blue eyed blond from Central are among Janie's favorites . . . Homework, getting up early, or show-offs not for her . . . "Oh, for goodness' sake!" . . . Always chewing pencil . . . Likes horseback riding and softball . . . Nice girl to know . . . Iiuture un- decided . . . Badminton 2: Swimming 2 NICHOLAS P. CARNEGIS 365 Jastram Street Nick. one of our track stars, enjoys food. sports. movies. and ice skating . . . Home- work. and long dresses do not get his vote . . . "Hey Jas- per!" . . . Rubs chin when deep in thought . . . Wishes to study for a career as a cabi- netmaker . . . Track 3. 4, 5, 6 JEANNE I.. 'CARSTAIRS 68 Bowlet Street Traveling, and a redhead from Foster rate high with Carstie . . . Has an aversion for loot suits and conceited girls . . , "Jeepers!" . . . Usually with Dot Greene, Angie Pate, and Alma Sha- karian . . . Spare time spent in bowling and dancing . . , Future office worker . . . Swimming 3 DOMENIC S. CASALE 7l Progress Avenue Lou likes Stan Kenton. Mr. Capasso. and sociable girls . . . "Worry about nothing" . . . Homework. writing themes. conceited girls. and Zoot suits are "off the ball" . . . Pencil usually in mouth when thinking . . . Will en- ter the business world . . . Band 1. 2. 3, 4, 5, 6 GLORJIA IM. CASTELLI 77 Starr Street. Johnston This smiling, happy-go-lucky miss thinks a certain dark haired college fellow. good food. sport clothes, and Fran- kie are "tops" . . . English classes, homework, and cold weather disturb her. . . "How nervous!" . . . Letter writ- ing. bowling. and dancing oc- cupy leisure time . . . Future undecided . . . if 30 file-- GLORIA E. CASTELLONE 24 Fallon Avenue "You know what I mean!" . . . Cass likes Classical mu- sic. Alan Ladd. and outdoor sports . . . Loathes getting up in the morning, washing dishes. and homework . . . Enthusiastic about piano playing. sewing, and movie- going . . . To attend Boston Conservatory of Music . . . Golf 4: Junior Alliance Francaise 5. 6 WILLIAM O. CASTIGLIONI 6l Pomona Street Bill enjoys sports and a cer- tain blonde from East Provi- dence . . . Seen with Joe Nicolletti . . . English and "the new look" are abomin- able . . . Favorite pastimes are dancing and swimming . . . The business world in the future . . . MARIE C. CAVALLORO 143 Daniel Avenue Banana splits, the Yankee Clipper, and the Ink Spots are IVlae's favorites . . , Ab- hors long home room periods . . . "Jeepers!" . . . Spends time playing piano. . . Often seen with Josephine Croce . . . Fu-ture office worker . . . CLAIRE CHOBANIAN I6 Suffolk Street Roy Eldridge. Mr. Lynn. tenor sax. new cars are "tops" . . . Cho looks forward to parties at Jennie's . . . Dis- likes bashful boys, waiting for people, and noisy crowds . . . Hopes to become a book- keeper . . . Badminton 2: Golf 2: Softball 3, 42 Swimming 2 JOSEPH N. C'I'lVIINI 334 Admiral Street Joe likes a certain N. B., sports, and Miss Blessing . . . "I'm all" . . . Conceited girls and English themes are not on his list . . . Dislikes wear- ing ties , . . College in the future . . . Football 1. 2, 3, 4. 5, 6: Hockey I. 2: J. V. Base- ball 1, 2: Social Commit- tee 4 JUNE 1948 D ROSALIE M. CIOLFI I9 Middleton Street Rosie likes Vaughn Monroe and dancing . . . Dislikes wearing hats and earrings . . . "How nervous!" . . . Stares into space when in deep thought . . . Future ofnce worker . . . Social Committee 4 ARTHUR T. CLAYTON 66 Lawn Street Art likes sports, unusual ties. dancing, and Italian food . . . Turns thumbs down on get- ting up early. "the new look." and being photo- graphed . . . "Hi there!" . . . Watching hockey games. and playing records are favorite pastimes . . . Seen with Al Bucci . . . Will become an optician . . . Basketball l. 2, 3, 4. 5: Class President 3. 4. 5. 6: Football 3. 4. 5: Outdoor Track 4. 6 DO-MENIC D. CLERI 457 Smith Street An Italian treat named maca- roni and meatballs is enough to make Dom's mouth water . . . Likes Esther Williams. movies. and Mr. Capasso . . . Long dresses. math. giggling girls. and conceited people strongly disapproved . . . "Greetings" . . . This fellow. who is always late with Bob Calcagni. spends leisure time swimming. fishing. and boat- ing. . . A future scientist . .. Cross-Country 1 ANN M. COLANDUONO 565 Admiral Street "Brilliant deduction." says Chintz. who approves of green olives. friendly people. pipe-smokers, and a certain light haired soldier . . . Ab- hors hats and short hair . . . Enioys driving. bowling, and swimming . . . Constantly seen with Patricia Cunning- ham . . . To enter business world . . . Bowling 3 ROBERT COLANNINO 59 Freese Street Cal. boat cruises. and moun- tain climbing go together . . . Writing themes and reading aren't for him . . . "Don't get nervous!" Bobby bites fingernails when thinking . . . Enjoys good shows and danc- ing . . . To become an archi- tectural draftsman . . . Social Committee 5 -.s 'SINE' In 'QI V ' LUCILLE V. COLARUSSO 97 Hawkins Street "Oh fudge!" . . . Red roses. football. and shiny jewelry rank high with Lu . . . Dislikes baseball and zero weather . . . Writing to pen- pals and dancing occupy spare time . . . Future office work- er . . . English Workshop 4: Glee Club 4: Ice Skating lg Y- Teen 3. 4. 5. 6 VII..MA A. COLELLA 157 Ophelia Street Traveling. friends. classical music. writing. and B.G. are "tops" with Vilma . . . No enthusiasm for short haircuts and unfriendly people . . . "Holy mackeral!" . . . Likes to write to foreign pen-pals . . . Seen with Arlene Briggs . . . Will become a journal- ist . . . English Workshop 2: Publications 5. 6 NANCY E. COLWELL 301 Greenville Avenue Johnston Hot fudge sundaes. driving. and blonds rate high with Nancy . . . Ahhors snow and carrots . . . "Holy Hannah!" . . . Leisure moments spent roller skating. bowling. and drawing . . . Seen with Gloria Taudvin and Jean Mayers . . . Future dress designer or commercial artist . . . PATRICIA A. COLWELL Bishop Road. Johnston Chocolate cake. summer vaca- tions. and a certain B. K. ap- peal to Pat . . . Long skirts. snobbish people. and home- work assignments do not . . . "Oh, sure!" . . . Skiing fills leisure time . . . An ardent clock-watcher . . . Destined for the business world . . . JOHN K. CONBOY l9 General Street "What do you say?" . . . Enioys baseball. skiing. and flashy neckties fAlways wears onel . . . Dislikes early rising . . . Always whistling . . . A future draftsman . . . '62 ,,,?2'-ft" ' Q ,fl BARBARA M. CORNIELI. 20 'Duke Street Barb likes a certain Pete, Mr, Moran. and spaghetti . . . Dislikes new styles and con- ceited people . . , "Miss" . . . Spends leisure time bowling, dancing, and ice skating . . . Constantly seen with lilly Rich . . , Future ofhee work- er , . . Social Committee 3 ERNEST CORVESIZ. Jr. lol Lynch Street lirnie is enthusiastic about a certain blonde tlrlmmll and eating . . .Wishes homework, "the new look" did not ex! ist. . . "What's the matter?" . . . Enjoys movies, football, playing cards . . . Cracks knuckles when nervous . . . His ambition is to make a million . . . LRANK COSTANTINO 30 Gesler Street lirank likes Ifrank Sinatra, music. sports, banana splits and good food . . . ls antag- oniyed by long dresses and too much make-up . . . "Good luck" . . , Outside interests are playing baseball, seeing movies, bowling . . , Seen with Michael Bova . . , VVill enter bttsiness world . . . Cilee Club l, 3 ROLAND G, COUTU 06 I7airmount Avenue Vwfeek ends. Chinese food, Bob Hope. and driving appeal to Curly. . . "Sure" . , . Push- ing cars. math homework. and lazy people irk him . . . Occupies himself with base- ball, camping, dancing. and traveling . . . Will operate his own business , . , Baseball Z: Cross-Country 71: HifY 3, 4: Hockey 3. 4: Junior Alliance Ifran- caise Z, 3, 4: Social Com- mittee 3 JOSIIPHINIE M. CROCE IU6 Starr Street. Johnston Josie's favorites are pineapple pie. Harry Jatnes, and walk- ing in the rain . , , Dislikes iitterbugging and hats . , . Spends time reading and sew- ing , . . To enter business world . . . CLASS OP at zz is PATRICIA A. CUNNINGIHAM II5 Sunbury Street Pat goes for tall. dark fel- lows: the Mills Brothers: dogs: her Mom's cooking: and football . . . Shuns crew cuts. winter, and waiting for anything . . . "Ah-ha San- Antonef" . . Enjoys auto riding, bowling, and dancing . . . Seen with Ann Colan- duono . . . Future uncertain Bowling 3 JAMES H. CURTIS l038 Chalkstone Avenue "Bet your life" . , .Jim en- joys coffee cabinets. eating. and rain . . . Thumbs down on ties, homework assign- menits. and walking . . . Re- pairing his car and listening to Barbara Barry take up time . . . Ambition is to live on the West Coast . . . AURA CUTITAR 139 Harold Street The miss with the bangs. , . Mr. McLaughlin. Guy Lom- bardo, and clothes are "tops" with Aura . . . "So what?" . . . Detests coffee, reading, and writing themes . , .Danc- ing, bowling. and movies are favorite pastimes . . . Seen with Marie Marsella . . . A future secretary . . . CATHERINE M. D'ACCHIOLl IZO5 Atwood Avenue Johnston Ducky is known by her jovial personality , . . Has a weakf ness forttall, dark fellows . . . Miss Cox a favorite teacher . . . "I thought I'd die!" Abhors inclement weather. . . Spends spare time bowling. dancing. and walking . . . To enter business world . . . NICHOLAS J, D'AGUANNO 44 Metropolitan Road "You should live so long." observes Nick . . . Home Room 0 is a favorite . . . Finds pleasure in movies and httnting . . . Pals with Jack McNeill . . . Prefers Yankees to Red Sox. but definitely! . . . Jewelry designing in the future . . . JUNE 1948 I-. 'il ,iff -AW' DOROTHY A. D'ALESSANDRO I8 Lindy Avenue Dot has a weakness for hot dogs. dancing. pastry. candy. and "my Jim" . . . Study- ing. fancy clothes. dentists. conceited boys and girls. and gloomy days are annoying . . . "Blarney" . . . Spends time dancing. seeing movies. walking. and reading . . . Often found daydreaming . . . ROBERT J. D'ALESSlO 96 Waller Street Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees and good music are O. K. with Bob . . . Long skirts and Bing Crosbv are "out". but definitely . . . Fills odd moments bowling. dancing. and going to movies . . . "You know." says this sports-fan . . . Will attend College of Pharrracy . . . GENNARO D'AMBRA Z8 Eutaw Street Muzzey says. "Take it easy. Jasper" . . . Likes swimming. hunting. sailing. and movies . . . Has no time for dancing. and noisy girls . . . Travel- ing and sleeping are favorite pastimes . . . Dislikes home- work . . . Future is unde- cided . . CLARA L. D'AMlCO l68 Allston Street Coffee cabinets. all sports. and Stardust rate high with Shorty . . . Dislikes floor talks. Mondays. and conceited people . . . "Oh crumb" . . . Favorite outside pastimes are ice skating. movies. football games, and dancing . . . Twists ring when concentrat- ing . . . A future secretary Basketball l. 2: Tennis 3 DOLORES T. D'AMfCO 567 Douglas Avenue A certain Joe. Gene Krupa. and Cornel Wilde really ap- peal to Dee . . . Shuns con- ceited boys . . . "How darl- ing!" . . .Dancing and sports are her favorite pastimes . . . Seen with Gloria Faiola and Dorothy Carbone . . . Busi- ness world in future . . . Ss.-1 -..gif ARTHUR S. DANDENEAU 86 Florence Street Math. Miss Conneely. Miss Brennan. and reading are fa- vorites . . . Teachers who for- bid "friendly" discussion in class. spelling. and the UMT are his pet peeves . . . Enjoys weight lifting. gymnastics. and playing in an orchestra . . . After law school, hopes to ioin the F. B.l .... Band l. 2. 3. 4: Room Agent l. 2. 3, 4. 5. 6 LYMAN D'ANDREA 93 Fairmount Avenue Blondes. brunettes. redheads. classical music. and startling ties are "tops" . . . Conceited girls. zoot suits. and short haircuts are "out" . . . Gym- nastics and amateur radio work take up spare time . . . Bites lip when in deep thought . . . Will become a radio technician . . . Gym Team 2. 3. 4: Social Committee 3. 4 EUGENE M. D'ANDREA 58 Grosvenor Avenue Gene likes blondes. Stan Ken- ton, flying. sleep . . . Dis- likes netting up in the morn- ing. working. Guy Lom- bardo. and lone dresses . . . "Hi" . . . Outside interests are playing piano. leading own "combo" . . . Seen with Jack McNeill and Lyman D'Andrea . . . Plans on col- lege and composing . . . Band l. 2. 3. 4, 5. 6: Hi-Y 3, 4, 5. 6: Junior Alliance Francaise 5. 6: Orchestra 1. 2. 3. 6: Pub- lications l. 3. 4. 5. 6: Ree's Ensemble l. 2. 3. 6: Senior Play 6: Social Committee 5. 6 'ROSE DAYIAN 41 Richter Street Symphonic music. bowling. a blue-eyed fellow. and Miss Cox are "super" . . . Con- ceited fellows. gooey sundaes. and zoot suits aren't for Ro- sie . . . "Really?" . . . Play- ing the piano. dancinfv. and football games are her favor- i'es . . . Katharine Gibbs Src- retarial School ahead . . . GLORIA A. DEANGELIS 39 Westerly Avenue "Are you kidding?" . . . Long home room periods and getting un on Monday morn- ings irk Glory . . . Miss No- lan. Vaughn Monroe. "the new look". and movies are "tops" . . . Spends leisure time roller skating . . . A fu- ture dress designer . . . 'Q l,i7 ii 3 , QW ANTHONY DECLEMENTE 81 Imera Avenue Good music and macaroni are two favorites . . . "The new look" does not please curly- haired Dee . . . Often over- heard remarking, "Big deal" . . . Passes time listening to records and going to ball games . . . Hopes to travel Badminton 2. 4, 6: Base- ball 2. 4. 6: Basketball 1. 2. 3, 4, 5. 6 LOUIS A. DEFUSCO 106 Barrows Street Lou enjoys art, walking in the rain. and strawberry sun- daes . . . Mr. "B" and every variety of sweets are on his list of likes . . . Dislikes homework CWhy?J, flashy clothes, and hats . . . "T'hat's bad" . . . Ice skating, and going to all kinds of sport games greatly interest him . . . Always seen chewing pencils . . . Future is uncertain . . . JOHN L. DELFINO 50 Langdon Street John likes dancing, brunettes, drafting, and Stan Kenton, but not conceited girls . . . "Jinglesl" . . . Favorite pas- times are playing the piano and dreaming ofa '48 Buick . . . Hums when thinking . . . Future architect or mu- sician . . . CHRISTOPHER DELLA VENTURA 710 Atwells Avenue Dancing. sports. brunettes. meat ball sandwiches, skating. are "tops" with Christy . . . Soohisticated girls. long dresses. and homework irk him . . . Always cracking knuckles . . . To enter busi- ness world . . . EVELYN M. DELMONICO 8 Belknap Street "Heavens to Betsyl" says tall, attractive Lynn . . . Weakness for crew cuts, pipes, and chocolate sodas . . . Is an- noyed by hats and short hair . . . Second corner of triangle . . . Bowling and walking occupy spare time . . . Will make an efficient nurse . . . Basketball 6: Bowling 3 -.n CLASS OF .ef 34 ga-- FRANCES C. DELSANTO 58 iMercy 'Street Fran is enthusiastic about classical music, long walks, athletes, and iuicy hamburg- ers . . . Guidance. early ris- ing. and grouchy bus drivers are her pet peeves . . . Enjoys ice skating, drawing, and sports . . . Seen with Gerry Grant. Hopey Sltearns. and Rosey Dayian . . . Will be- come comptometer operator ANNA M. DELUCA 31 MacGregor Street Quiet Ann likes Vaughn Monroe. chocolate cabinets. dancing, and knitting . . . Disapproves of conceited peo- ple, homework. and rainy days . . . "Oh dear" . . . Spends leisure time dancing and attending sports events . . . Future undecided . . . MARIA A. DEMARCO 146 Regent Avenue Likes roller skating, and a cer- tain dark haired fellow . . Dislikes tea and ice cream . . . "Are you kidding?" . . . Spends spare time nlaying piano and writing letters . . . When in thought. rubs chin . . . Future secretary . . . Glee Club 1, 2.3.4.5 MARIE R. DEPALO 14 'Ledge Street "I'm telling you!" . . .Con- ceited people and people who are always late are "out" with Red . . . Attends football and baseball games with bosom pal, Edith Huntley . . . Blushes easily . . .Likes danc- ing, Boston Red Sox . . . This friendly little girl will make an efficient bookkeeper Publications 5. 6 LORRAINE M. DESSERT 103 Julian Street Likes Vaughn Monroe, sport clothes. and home room 306 . . . Dislikes "new look" and oral talks . . . "O. K., Jun- ior" . . . Snends time swim- ming, skating, and dancing . . . Seen with Arleen Briggs . . . To enter business world 'Bowling 1, 3: one Club 1, 2. 3. 6: Swimming 1 I 45. JUNE 1948 RAYMOND J. DEVITT 549 Harris Avenue All sports, new cars, and Beech Nut Chewing Gum "go" with Ray . . . Says "Beats me" to crowded buses, strict -teachers. and geometry . . . Frequently with Woody Woodard and Vin Capuano . . . Enjoys swimming and bowling . . . Hopes to run his own business . . . Band l, 2. 3: Basketball 1, 2. 3. 4. 5. 6: Orches- tra 1. 2: Social Commit- tee 5. 6 GENNARO P. DIBIASE 648 Chalkstone Avenue Attending football games. swimming. reading. and play- ing touch football at Lincoln Woods are Jerry's favorite pastimes . . . All sports, ln- grid Bergman, and serious music are on his list of likes . . . Dislikes jazz, silly girls. doing homework. and trigo- nometry . . . Career is unde- cided . . . Indoor Track 4: Outdoor Track 3. 5 JOHN A. DICKINSON 92 Barrows Street Coffee cabinets. sea stories. movies. and dogs rate high with Zick . . . Homework. English. and girls bore him . . . "You like that, huh?" . . . Fishing. hunting. camp- ing take up his spare time . . . Future undecided . . . EVA M. DICLEMENTE l372 Chalkstone Avenue Smitty likes opera: Vaughn Monroe: tall, blue-eyed fel- lows: eating . . . Says. "Oh crumb" to trigonometry and long homework assignments . . . Favorite pastimes include playing piano, attending mu- sicals, movies. bowling . . . Ambition is to become a con- cert pianist . . . Badminton 4: Bowling 3: Senior Play 6 NANCY DILEONARDO I4 2 Pomona Avenue Frankie Laine and Stan Ken- ton appeal to Dee, who likes popular music and peg pants . . . Pretty clothes fbut not with "the new look"l please her. . . "Who, me?" . .. This miss hasn't decided about the future yet . . . Swimming 2. 4 '6l35l9+ ANNA M. DTNOBILE 842 River Avenue Shorty likes baseball. a cer- tain guv. Mr. Moran. and Mr. l-ynn . . . Abhors short skirts, and history . . . Danc- ing. football. baseball. and roller skating occupy her lei- sure time . . . This High- lander is always seen with Evelyn Pascale and Angela Petracca . . . Plans a book- keeping career . . . JOSEPHINE R. DISALVIA 60 Penn Street Jo likes Miss Wright, long rides. and Perry Como's Till the End of Time . . . Pet peeves are conceited people. Hoot talks. and history . . . Enjoys bowling, reading. and football games . . . Blushes very easily . . . Future office worker . . . Glee Club l. 2 AMADEO F. DISANO 7 Hillhurst Avenue New York Yankees and De- anna Durbin are "tops" with Choppie . . . Detests "new look" . . . "Pay attention!" . . . Hopes to become an en- gineer . . . Track l. 2 NICHOLAS R. DISANO 7 Hillhurst Avenue "The new look" irks Chap- pie . . . Deanna Durbin and the New York Yankees are his favorites . . . "Jinglings," he chuckles . . . Table tennis and football occupy leisure moments . . . A future jew- elry designer . . . WALTER J. DONNELLY 20 Tuxedo Avenue Everything would be Hne if Blix could spend all his spare time dancing and attending the theater . . . Dreads home- work and getting up early . . . Ted Williams, Johnny Lujack, sports stories are among likes . . . Looks for- ward to career in professional baseball . . . Baseball 2, 4. 6: Basketball l. 2. 3. 4 Wll.l.IAM T. DONNELLY 108 Bowdoin Street Quiet Bill appreciates good music. Vaughn Monroe. and sports. . . Does not like Eng- lish. algebra. "the new look". or Monday mornings. . . "ls that right?" . . . Leisure time is spent eating good food. bowling . . . liuture unde- cided . . . ANN Nl. DUCA 25 Iona .Street Iiriendly Ann likes coffee cab- inets. "the new look". Cor- nel Wilde. and boys with black hair and blue eyes . . . Dislikes dentists and boys who don't dance . . . "How cute!" . . . Dancing with the gang favorite pastime . . . Seen with Eleanor Parise. Rose Marchesi. and Norma Jackson . . . Future book- keeper . . . Cheerleader 3. -i. 5. 6: Swimming l THOMAS D. DWYER 75 Lynch Street Tuckey whistles to himself when thinking . . . Likes strawberry cabinets. walking on rainy nights . . . Shuns conceited girls. kibitzers . . . Outside pastime is playing basketball . . . Wants to be a store manager . . . CHARLES H. 'IZCKART H20 Atwood Avenue Johnston School vacations. Diamond Hill. and long drives are Charlie's pets . . . Has an aversion for the U. E. R.. short pencils. work. and an- cient Fords . . . Fishing. hunting, and skiing are out- side activities . . . Will be- come an architect . . . 'Cross-Country 5: Football l: Indoor Track 4. 6: Outdoor Track 4 GLORIA M. ESPOSITO 680 Douglas Avenue Gogo likes Vaughn Monroe. long walks. a certain blue convertible. Miss King . . . Dislikes conceited boys. silly people. .lack Smith. . . "How nervous!" . . . Outside in- terests lie in football games. dancing. swimming. . . Leans on hand when in deep thought . . . Future milliner CLASS OF s 36 fk- JOSEPH I7AlOl.l. Jr. I7 Sweet 'Briar Street Joe likes eating. good music. and sports . . . "Hey crow" . . . Dislikes conceited girls, homework. and macaroni . . . Favorite pastimes are movies. swimming, attending football games . . . Seen with Sal Campo . . . Rubs forehead while in deep thought . . . Ambition is to learn a trade Football 3. 4. 5. 6: Out- door Track 4 ANTONETTA PALLONP 6l7 Hartford Avenue Etta is interested in B. C.. a certain sax player . . . Likes machine class with Mr. Mo- ran. but ahhors waiting for school bus . . . "WhatI ls that something to eat?" . . . Spends time ice skating ot sewing . . . To enter busi- ness world . . . MARGARET J. VEENEY I8 Fairfield Avenue Friendly Peg is enthusiastic about hamburgers, Sammy Kaye's orchestra. and Guy Madison . . . Shuns cold weather. washing dishes. and Zoot suits . . . "No kidding!" . . . Spends many hours danc- ing. bowling, and swimming . . . Seen with Evelyn Viti . . . Prospective oflice work- er . . . RICHARD A. FIQIENEY Zl Priscilla Avenue Talkative people and conceit- ed girls do not rate with Dick . . . Sports. banana splits. mechanical d ra w i n g are A'toos" . . . "Hey what?" . . . Spare hours are taken up bv bowling and movies . . . Will be a draftsman . . . Basketball l. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 JOSEPHINE T. PEMINO Z0 Concannon Street Fond of sweets. Vaughn Monroe. and slow music . . . Walking up Cathedral Ave- nue on cold mornings, cab- bage. and dentists annoy her ..."Oh. how darling!" . .. Movies and dancing take up .Io's spare time . . . Always smiling . . . Plans to enter business world . . . JUNE 1948 NORMAN E. FENTON lol Dora Street Fenton likes coffee as much as he dislikes homework and linglish . . . Spends spare time sleeping and reading . . . Hopes to be a "Man of Dis- tinction" . . . Glee Club -l AIJBINA B. FERRI Hopkins Avenue. Johnston Celery and going to bed early are "out" . . . Mad about airplanes. Boston Red Sox. and football . . . "Oh. no" . . . Al spends her time danc- ing. bowling. and reading . . . Headed for Rhode Island State . . . Social Committee 5: Swimming 2 JOSEPHINE J. FIORENZANO 13 Yale Avenue Chow Mein. movies. and Mr. Moran rate high with Jo . . . Conceited people and ankle strap shoes are "out" . . . "But definitely" . . . Turns ring when in deep thought . . . Future bookkeeper . . . Badminton 3: Bowling 2: Glee Club 2 DOROTHY F. HIRTH 7 Wadsworth Avenue Smithtield "lVloandew," says joke-loving Dottie . . . Buddy Clark: pork chops: tall. dark haired fellows: and Miss O'Connor rate high . . . Ahhors fish. rainy days. cheese. and plaid slacks . . . Future ofhce work' er . . . Basketball 6 ANGlf'l.lNA Fl,ORlO 22 Veazie Street Convertibles. tailored clothes. football games, and dancing appeal to Angie . . . Detests speed tests and getting up early . . . "Oh -ieepersn . . . Bowling and driving family car take up her spare time. . . A future secretary . . . 'WM 'El 37 Eva-- lm fir ff- ' .IIEANNISTTIE Y. FONTAINE 500 Central Avenue Johnston Jay spends leisure hours swimming. dancing, and ice skating . . . Traveling: tall blond boys: big dogs: and Mr. Gillick rate high. . . Can't stand hypocrites. . . Homes to become a secretary Junior Alliance Francaise l. Z. 5.6: Publications 53 Room Agent Z. 3, 4: So- cial Committee 3, 4: Swimming 2 DOROTHY M. FORTUNE Rear 263 Valley Street Dottie likes a certain J, li. . . . The color green, Gordon Macrae. ice skating. long rides. movies. and dancing . . . Dislikes walking on Whitford Avenue. rainy weather. oral talks . . . "Aw. go on!" . . . Always seen with Anna Gabel-lieri . . . Constantly peels nail polish . . . To enter college . . . DAVID O. FRANCIS 120 Almy Street Dave's favorites are football games. spaghetti. and piano music . . . Home room pe- riod and waiting for buses are not for him . . . Enjoys bowling. swimming. and horseback riding . . . Headed for college . . . Hi-Y 3: Hi-Y President 6: Hi-Y Treasurer -lg Hi- Y Vice'President 5 ANNA C. GABEl.l.lllRl -il Bradford Street Dave Garroway Show and Artie Shaw are Gabbie's fa- vorites . . . "ls that right!" . . . Enjoys riding through the country and listening to radio . . . Future secretary Badminton 3: Yflieen 3 JOAN M. CAl.l.OGll.Y ll90 Smith Street .loan has freckles, red loafers. and a liking for tall boys. "the new look". Boston Red Sox . . . Enjoys sports. dances. movies . . . Wishes boys did not wear soft hats . . . Will study nursing at Roger Williams General Hos- pital . . . Basketball 6: Bowling 3: Social Committee 3. 4: Y- Teen 3. -l, 5. 6 D I U -sy ' fl BARBARA L. GARDINER 57 Sharon Street Bobbie likes Vaughn Mon- roe's Band. St. Louis Cards, knitting, Mr, Ritzau. apple cider. ThaI's My Desire . . . Dislikes "new look", moody people, chicken. and crew cuts . . , "Well la-de-dal" . . . Spends time ice skating, swimming at Johnston, sail- ing, and taking long walks . . . Always seen with Rusty and Dusty . . . A future sec- retary . . . NINA R. GELA-RDI 3'8 Trinity Parkway Jello and getting up early agree with Nina . . . "Your not kidding!" . . . Peg pants. loafers, and soft hats are her pet peeves . . . Dancing and basketball games rate higlh . . . Plans to enter Rhode ls- land State College . . . Bowling l, 3: Softball 4: Tennis 2: Y-Teen 5, 6 RITA M. GELFUSO 2 Maple Avenue. Johnston Florida, dancing and sweet pickles rate high with this talkative lass . . . "Oh no!" . . . Likes to swim and skate . . . Dislikes getting up early and homework . . . Future medical secretary . . . ANTHONY GESUALDI 80 'Lowell ,Avenue Gesy Ends pleasure in hockey, football. and eating . . . Has no time for conceited girls . . . "What do you say?" . . , Thinks dancing is fun . . . A business man in the future . . . JOAN V. GILLOOLY 996 Douglas Avenue Joanie likes tall. handsome fellows CM-m-ml: "new look": Vaughn Monroe . , . "Oh no!" . . . Pet peeves are catty girls and peg pants . . . Has fun bowling, danc- ing, swimming . . . This tall, stately girl plans to enter dramatics school . . . CLASS OF .rw 49- 38 tg..- MILDRED E. GOFF 2 3 3 Lowell Avenue Attractive and popular lMilly likes a certain graduate. W. D. C..: long walks: straw- berry ice cream sodas . . . Says, "Gee whiz" to rainy days and conceited people . . . Third corner of triangle . . . Favorite pastimes are football games, movies. reading. and swimming . . . More educa- tion in the future . . . Basketball 63 Social Com- mittee 5, 6 LEO W. GRANDCHAMP 26 Herschel Street Champ likes Mr. Ryder, dogs, gym. and ice cream . . . Wishes "C" lunches and homework didn't exist . . . "Yicks" . . . Spends time hunting, tishing. and horse- back riding . . . Always seen with Robert Read, Robert Mende. Norman Fenton. and William Ley . . . To become an engineer . . . GERALDINE A. GRANT l 1 Regent Avenue Gerry is fond of talking, dancing. and a certain brown eyed fellow . . . Ice skating. history. and conceited fellows don't agree with her . . . "Neverl" . . . Leisure hours are spent dancing, bowling, and eating . . . Hope Stearns. Rose Dayian, and Franny Del Santo are usually seen with this future nurse . . . Social Committee 3, 4. 5. 6 DOROTHY M. GREENE l-H Fruit Hill Avenue "Why, sure!" . . . Hepteen and Vaughn Monroe are way up higfh for Slim . . . Wait- ing for buses and early ris- ing hold no appeal . . . Seen with Jeanne Carstairs. Peggy Feeney, and Angie Pate . . . Hopes to become an X-ray technician . . . NORMA A. GREENWELL 197 Petteys Avenue A Vaughn Monroe fan . . . Norma likes window shop- ping. boys with nice smiles, and sentimental music . . . Disapproves of unreliable people and standing in line . . . "Better days are coming" . . . Leisure time is spent bowling and reading . . . A future office worker . . . Badminton 45 Bowling 3 JUNE 1948 O VILMA C. GRELLE 630 Union Avenue Vaughn Monroe. movies, Mr. Lynn. sentimental music. and sport clothes are "tops" with Vil . . . "How silly!" . . . Dislikes conceited people. English. homework. carrying umbrellas. and getting up early . . . Long drives. swim- ming. skating take up her leisure time . . . Seen with Jeanie Bianco . . . To enter business world . . . ANNA GUIDO 87 Wisdom Avenue Ann delights in food. swim- ming at Scarborough, and the color green . . . Is annoyed fby grouchy people. cold mornings. and riding on buses . . . "Oh popcorn!" . . . Outside interests are dancing. a t t e n d i n g sport events. and movies . . . Flashing eyes identify this fu- ture receptionist . . . Y-Teen 5. 6 JAMES R. HAGERTY 080 Plainfield Street Johnston Bob likes art metal. sports. and girls. . . Despises the new long dresses . . . "Hey you!" . . . Spends spare time roller skating . . . To be a business man . . . Football l: Football Man- ager 2. 'S JOHN T. HALLEY 50 Nichols Street History. Mr. Ryder. Arguing rate a cheer from John . . . Writing compositions is on list of dislikes . . . Our gen- ius spends extra time carving and day-dreaming . . . Is waiting for the day when he will win an argument with Mr. McCormick . . . Junior Alliance Francaise 5, 6 MARION C. HANLEY I2-l Eastwood Avenue "Oh gee, thanks!" . . . En- joys Bing Crosby's music. bowling. ice skating. and dancing . . . Detests crowded places and early risers . . . To enter business world . . Glee Club 1. 2. 3 ,gt 39 tg..- NAIDA HAWES '56 Jackson Avenue Johnston Ned's favorites are a certain Pete from Johnston. Miss Hoard, rainy nights. and New Hampshire . . . "No kid- ding?" . . . English. sweet potatoes. and boisterous peo- ple are her pet peeves . . . Usually with Neula Rush. . . Daydreams in class . . . Headed for business world Swimming 1 HERMAN R. HOLSCHER. Jr. l-l-+7 Hartford Avenue Johnston Likes cookies. Bing Crosby. and Mr. Corey . . . "How're you doing?" . . . Abhors long dresses and snowy weather . . . This boy with the green thumb grows plants in spare time . . . Good friends with Bob Burns . . . To enter florist business . . . Conservatory 2 EILEEN R. HUGHES 73 Crentian Avenue People fespecially childrenl. and vacations in the Catskills are "tops" with Eileen . . . Dislikes people who are not practical . . . Spends leisure time roller skating and camping . . . A future chil- dren's nurse . . . Junior Alliance Francaise 5. 6 EDITH M. HUNTLEY I5 Lennon Street Attractive. blue-eyed Edith likes a certain tall fellow. E R.-Also Sweet Sixleen. poetry, and cooking . . . "Oh, my word!" . . . Dis- likes girls who smoke . . , Midget auto racing. dancing. singing in church choir. read- ing fill her leisure time . . . Better half. Marie De Palo . . . To enter the business world . . . LAXVRENCE E. IADEVAIA 189 Killingly Street Larry likes Bob Hope and Frankie Carle . . . Dislikes waiting for buses and wearing neckties . . . Spends time skating or dancing . . . Will enter business world . . . in rip ' PASCO If. IAFRATI2, Jr. 973 Atwood Avenue Johnston Football. ice skating, swim- ming, Frank Sintara, and highfsounding trumpets all appeal to Pat . , . Talkative people are not for him . . . This tall, dark Mountie plans to be a machine designer , . . Football 53 Indoor Track 3, 4: J. V. Football 3: Outdoor Track 3. -I NICHOLAS D, IASCONE 318 Admiral Street Nick is fond of swimming, fishing, eating, sleeping. and beautiful girls . . . Conceited girls, getting up in the morn- ing, staying after school among his dislikes . . . "Yeh, okay" ...' Going for long rides. ibowling, sleeping take up his spare time . . . Rubs chin when thinking . . . A future draftsman . . . Glee 'Club 2. 3: Outdoor Track 4 ANGELO INFUSSI ZI7 Sterling Avenue Sports and red haired girls rate higlh with Boris , . . Frequently rubs chin and rumbles in a deep bass, "Say, you there!" ...N Can't tol- erate girls who chew gum and wear short skirts . . . Has good times dancing . . . Ambition-to 'travel far and wide . . . Social Committee 4 NORIVIA A. JACKSON 140 Hudson Street Little Norma likes dancing. dark haired fellows, and the gang . . . "NI don't know" . . . . Shuns boys who can't dance, late comers. and con- ceited people . . . Seen with Ann Duca, Eleanor Parise, and Rose Marchesi . . . Oitice worker in tlhe future . . . LUCILLE C KAISER 7 'Houghton Street Lu is known by her friendly laugh . . . Likes friendly peo- ple, blue eyes. and that crunchy sound on hard snow . . . Dull moments. onions. and peg pants are "out" . . . Dancing, bowling. and swim- ming occupy lier spare mo- ments . . . Plans to enter business world . . . CLASS OF -it 40 Pike-- ROBIERT V. KALIAN 347 Douglas Avenue Bob likes sports and travel- ing . . . Homework and un- reasonable teachers are 'thumbs down with Bob . , . Always seen with Vic Derderian and Ara Lefian , , . Heading for Providence College . . . Football 1.2. 3,4,5.6: Junior Alliance Francaise 5,61 Room Agent I, 2: Wrestling I. 2 BERTHA B. KAPISKAS 336 Orms Street "Oh dear!" . . . Skiing, tall blonds. and convertibles ap' peal to Bert . . . Shuns themes and fellows who don't dance . , , Bowling. dancing. and swimming occupy this future secretary s spare time , . . IVI. LOIS KIZANEY 592 Smith Street Lois likes dancing, Vaughn Monroe, banana splits, but doesn't like walking up Ca- thedral Avenue . . . "My word!" . . . Her leisure time is spent at movies and foot- ball games . . . Always seen with ,Betty Beauregard . . . Plans to enter the business world . . . BARBARA A. KING I4 Warren Street. Esmond Kingie likes beach parties, pipes. Nantucket, and "Chips" fHmm!7 . . . Knit- ting and movies also hold in- terest . . . Doesn't particularly care for disagreeable people. getting up earlv. and listening to fights . . . "That's great!" . . . Can paint her pretty lips without a mirror . . , Seen with Barbara Stead . . . Fu- ture student at Rhode Island State College. . . ALICE KLANIAN 86 Jewett Street "How nervous!" . , .Dancing with C. P. and .bowling are "tops" with Chick . . . Known by her bashful blush . . . Enjoys football games and traveling . . . Can't tol- erate cranky bus drivers . . . Future bookeeper. . . Cilee Club I. 2. 3, 4: Room Agent l, 2, 3, 4: Social Committee 3 'in rf' ,A XJ JUNE 1948 l.ll.l.lAN A. KLEPADLO 44 Bancroft Street Enthusiastic about spaghetti. dancing and movies . . . Lil dislikes asparagus. and Jack Smith . . . "Hey, Sarah!" . . . Spends most time walking in rain. dancing. and teaching J. S. to drive . . . Hopes to travel . . . Glee Club l : Room Agent 5 HENRY W. KLIPPELL. Jr. 35 Elmcrest Avenue Klip is fond of Point Judith. food, and blondes . . . Doesn't like homework. Eng' lish. and "the new look" . . . Model railroadinfv and danc- ing are "tops" . . . "The majority rules!" . . . Always seen with Harry Stead and Ray Millar . . . Plans to be a bachelor . . . Hi-Y l. 2: Hi-Y Secretary 5. 63 Hi-Y Vice-President 3.4 RAYMOND IT. KRUSZYNA 28 Mongenais Street Hates "new look." classical music . . . Roller skating. bowling. swimming are his outside interests . . . Fond of blue-eyed brunettes. apple pie. and all kinds of math . . . "Hi, Cookie!" . . . Likes to chew gum . . . Often seen with Al Potts . . . Plans to be a toolmaker . . . Gym Team 3. 4 MICHAEL KUZIRIAN I7 Ponagansett Avenue "Hello, Bill" . . . Big Mike likes mystery stories. Tony Pastor. Bob Hope . - . Dis' likes homework and writing themes . . . Leisure time spent in playing football. fishing. swimming. and bowling . . . Seen wit-h Vic Del 'Sesto . . . Hopes to be a draftsman . . . Football l. 2. 4. 5. 6 PAULINE W. LABBEE I7 Burnett Street. Johnston "The new look". Florida. noodles. tall boys. and anY- thing 'Mexican are "tops:' with Paule . . . Homework is "Our" , . . Enjoys skiing at Colwell's Hill . . . T0 be a fashion designer, illustrator. and traveler. . . I Basketball 2. 4. 6: Junior Alliance Francaise 3. 4. 5. 6 41 l"'q CATHIERINIS M. LAVAZIA 42 Merino Street Kay is interested in a certain brunet. A. I. .... Likes Miss O'Connor, clam cakes. pop- corn . . . Dislikes homework. washing dishes. and conceited people. . .Bowling dancing. swimming fill her leisure time . . . Seen with Mildred Goff . . , Office worker in the future . . . Class Secretary 6: Class Vice4President I. 4. 5 FRANK LAURITO 25 Italy Street Tall and handsome lfrankie likes brunettes. chemistry. ice cream . . . UNO kiddin' " , ,. Dislikes blondes, and rising early . . . Identined by flashy ties and wonderful sense of humor . . , Ambition is to receive a medical doctor's de- gree . . . Junior Alliance Iiranfaise 5. 6: Senior Play 6 IZLIZABIETH A. LEIYDER I Houghton Street "Will you?" . . . Betty likes rainy days. odd clothqs. nice cars. and blue eyed fellows . , . Boots. kerchiefs. curly hair. homework. and crowded buses are "out" . . . Spends leisure time driving. bowling. reading. and eating . . . Al- ways late . . . Plans a world tour honeymoon besides a bookkeeping career . . . ARA M. I.I2IilAN 35 Goddard Street Rainy weather and Mr. Mc- Laughlin are "tops" with l.efty . . . Interested in foot- ball. baseball. and basketball -but not in "the new look." and class parties. . . Rubs ear when in deep thought , . . Destination college . . . Fencing 5. 6: lfoothall l. Z. 3. 4. 5, 6 ALICE I.lEVIYll.l,IiF l-4 Pelham Street Alice is fascinated by Dennis Day. "the new look." and a certain boy from Woonsocket . . . Is annoyed by crowds. . . "Gee whiz" . . . I.eisure time spent roller skating. bowling. dancing . . , Pulls hair when thinking tDon't think too hardfl . . . To he a nurse D -wie? CLASS OF BEVERLY E. LEWIS Harmony Attractive Red is fascinated by "the new look." and Point Judith . . . Dull moments and conceited people irk her . . . Dancing and sports are on her list of favorites . . . Ambition is to become a lab- oratory technician . . . Basketball 6: Softball 4, 6 WILLIAM 'B. LZEY, Jr. 310 River Avenue Bill is enthusiastic about movies. books, and history . . . Has an aversion for alge- bra. and Van Johnson . , . Often seen with Robert Read. Robert Mende. Leo Grand- chamip. and Norman Fenton R. I. State College in future . . JOAN LIBUTTI 56 Julian 'Street Blushing Joanne is fascinated by polished nails. flashy ties. and cabinets . . . Dislikes peo- ple who lack sense of humor . . . "Worry about nothing" . . . Hobbies include bicycling. camping, dancing. and sing- ing . . . Will enter Rhode Island College of Pharmacy HELEN A. LLOYD 19 Florence Street Long walks. friendly people. and Miss Newell are "tops" with our cute little Tootsie . . . Oral talks, conceited people. history irk her . . . Blushes easily . . . Dancing and sewing fill idle hours . . . lntends to enter business world . . . EDWARD M. LOMBARDI 81 Armington Avenue Our good looking football 'hero wishes more time could be spent in eating, sleeping. enjoying popular music. and sports . . . "Is that right?" . . . Prefers skating. movies and reading to chemistry, study hall. and conceited girls . . . Plans to enter Dart- mouth College . . . Baseball 6: Football 1, 2, 3. 4. 5, 6: Social Commit- tee 3. 4 .gf 42 tg..- LEONARD LOVERIDGE 209 Rutherglen Avenue Arguing, Driving his father's car, and good music appeal to Lennie . . . Favorite pas- times are dancing at the and driving . . . Ambition is to be a journalist . . . "Hi-Y 3. 43 Junior Alli- ance Francaise 3. 4 BARBARA C. LUFKIN 106 Kimball Street Babs likes singing. roller skat ing. horseback ridin and making he ow es history ' e... "Oh.de ' .. .ms n o e . . . Spends her spare time da cing and bowling , . . Fu re Hice workey. . Bad i n ,4. 5: Bas- ket allqs Bowling 1, 3: Golf 4: Publications 3, 4. 5, 6: Radio Club l, 2: Softball 2: Swimming 2: Tennis 1, 3, 5: Y-Teen 3. 4, 5. 6 ANN C. LULES 10 O'Neil Street "Mmm" says 'Lu-Lu to Ted Williams, red sweaters with M. P.'s, peanuts . . . Mr. Moran her favorite teacher . . . Dislikes people who use the word ain't and The Cen- tury Handbook . . . Favorite pastimes includes s p o r t s Cespecially footballlj. movies. dancing . . . A future bookkeeper . . . Senior Play 6: Social Committee 5. 6 ANTHONY MACARUSO 412 West Exchange Street Sports. sport clothes. and Jo appeal to Mac . . . Home- work and "the new look" do not. . . "I like that!" . .. Seen with Bones Cahill and Paul Sincero . . . Hopes to become a coach . . . Badminton 2: Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4, 5, 6: Track l. 2: Social Committee 5, 6 MARTHA 1. MACREA 75 Ayrault Street Sociable Mac likes "the new look." Guy Lombardo. French fries, and Mr. Ryder . . . Dislikes trig and the long walk up Mount Pleasant Ave- nue in the winter . . , "Oh mv sad word!" . . . Bowling, dancing, movies take up lei- sure hours . . . Blushes easily ...Wants to be a nurse... English Workshop 2. 3: gunior Alliance Francaise . 6 JUNE 1948 BIANCA L. IVIAIELLO 94 Basswood Avenue Bea seen with Joan Motta . . . Has fondness for sports, Mr. McCormick, green-eyed boys. and a certain theater usher . . . Dislikes math, snow. and short skirts . . . spends spare time dancing at the Hepteen, going to the Majestic CSO-o-oil . . . Will attend business school . . . Basketball 6: Junior Al- liance Francaise 3. 4, 5. 6: Senior Play 6: Y-Teen 3. 4, 5, 6 MARY A. MAKO Z3 Florence Street Bubbles is extremely fond of people. music, walking, "the new look." and dogs. . . Dis- likes cliques. . . "Same differ- ence!" . . . Dancing. swim- ming, and reading are her main outside interests . , . Toni Mignanelli is this smil- ing lassie's better half . . . Basketball 4: English Workshop 2. 3: Junior Alliance Francaise 3. 4. 5. 6: Publications 2. 3, 4, 5, 6: Senior Play 6 DOLORES A. MARGADONNA Sl Cumerford Street Shorty is mad about ham- burgers. dancing to Templa- Iron with a certain fellow named Bill. ani "the new look" . . . "My aching back!" . . . May be sern during leisure hours dancing at Rhodes or roller skating at Hillsgrove . . . Business world ahead . . . Ice Skating 3: Junior Al- liance Francaise 5. 6 MARIE E. MARSELLA 26 Victor Emanuel Avenue This little miss finds The Robe and Strauss waltzes very interesting . . . "I don't care!" . . , Shuns parties and moody people . . . Sewing, reading, and movies occupy spare time . . . Seen with Aura Cutitar . . . Ambition is to write a book . . . LUCY M. MASTRONARDI 172 Courtland Street Lucy likes Miss Marvel, Sin- atra. and Vaughn Monroe's Ballerina . . . Conceited peo- ple, rainy days. and long skirts are her pet peeves . . . "Are you kidding!" . . . Spends leisure time bowling, taking walks. and attending football games . . . Always laughing . . . Library work in future . . . Glee Club 4. 5. 6 'ig' " in JEAN MAYERS 290 Greenville Avenue Johnston Likes hot fudge sundaes and dark haired fellows . . . Ab- hors steak. conceited boys. and dull times . . . Roller skat- ing, dancing, and reading take up most of Jean's spare time . . . Seen with Nancy Col- well and Gloria Taudvin . . . XVill enter business world . . . ITALO C. MAZZARELLA 207 Cedar Street Italo lands Mr. Ryder, biol- ogy. and chemistry very in- teresting . . . Dislikes football . . . Ifavorite pastimes include reading. acquiring a large vo- cabulary. and baseball . . . Ambition is to become a suc- cessful doctor . . . Class Treasurer 3, 4, 5 JOAN M. MCCARTHY 512 Plainfield Street "Oh, gee whiz!" exclaims pert Joan . . . A certain Bob and Slardust rate high . . . Despises ice cream sodas . . , Always seen with Barbara Ainsworth . . . Enjoys foot- ball and hockey games . . . Would like to travel . . . Ofbce Worker 2, 3. 4 PATRICIA A. MCMANUS 30 Farm Street Popular music. swimming, and a certain Joe definitely appeal to Pat . . . But woe to onions . . . Likes bowling at the Spanish Casino at Oak- land Beach . . . Seen with Ann Esposito . . . Iluture oflice worker . . JOHN D. MCNEILL Gladstone Street. Smithfield Cadillacs. girls. Vaughn Mon- roe. Spike Jones, and popu- lar music are high on Mac's list . . . Trig, work, and so- phistication are not . . . En- joys dancing at the Y. W.. and jaunts to Attleboro . . . "Can't see it" . . .Seen with Eugene D'Andrea and Nick D'Aguanno . . .Will run his own business . . . Hi-Y 1, 2. 3. 4, 5, 6 -sy' QT: CLASS OF ROBERT H. MENDI2 IO5 Petteys Avenue Haas reminds one of James Stewart . . . Likes gym, pie. and spends most of his time fishing and reading . . . Cats disgust him . . . Seen with Bob Read, Bill Ley, Norman Fenton, and Leo Cirandchamp . . . Will become a cabinet- maker . . , Indoor Track '53 Track 4 ALBERT MENNA l60 'Magnolia .Street The Professor likes candy. good arguments. and parties , . . But snow, girls. and long skirts do not rate so high . . . linjoys movies and basketball games . . . ldentined by his open necktie and perpetual singing . . . A future tool- maker . . . Glee Club l. 2. 3. -l, 5. 6 ANTONETTE A. .MIGNANELLI 2 6 Woodside Road Toni. with the golden voice and silvery laugh . . . "Oh gollyl" . . . Classical music. Miss Struck. dancing at Hep- teen are favorites . . . Mary Mako and Ev Viti special pals . . . Our brown-eyed beauty has our best wishes for her musical career . . . Bowling l: Glee Club 2. 4, 6: Golf 4: Y-Teen 5, 6 RAYMOND l. MILLAR. Jr. 8 2 Ardmore Avenue Skip is annoyed by long home room periods but is en- thusiastic about speed boating. photography, dancing . . . Seen with'Henry Klippell and Harry Stead . . . Is fond of Mr. Ziegler and Connecticut . . . Rhode Island State Col- lege in future . . . Hi-Y l. 2: Hi-Y Presi- dent 2. 3: Hi-Y Treas- urer 5. 6: Publications 5, 6: Room Agent 2. 3 .IENNIIZ A. .MILUCZ ll5 Leah Street "Hi, Ho Bo." greets Jen . .. Likes Mr. Lynn. reading. and Harry James' music . . . Con- ceited people and bashful boys annoy her . . . Favorite pas- times include bowling. danc- ing. and good movies . . . Member of the "'Ho Bo" group. . . liuture office work- er . . . n"33"' 44 iz- WT! MARY S, MINA-SIAN 80 Camden Avenue Likes tall. dark. and hand- some men: eating: talking: and bowling . . . Dislikes conceited boys. too much snow. waiting for buses , . . "ls that right?" . . . Car- nivals. foothall games. taking pictures occupy leisure time . . . Bites lip when in deep IIWOUQIUI A - . Medical career ahead . . . Band 3, 6 ROBERT H. MINK ll7 Petteys Avenue "You like that. huh?" . . . Good looking Art likes girls. movies. and coffee cabinets . . . Shuns English. home- work, and lone dresses . . . Spends leisure time swimming and camping . . . Taps pen- cil when in deep thought . . . To become an architect . . . Band l, 2. I: Senior Play 6 MARTHA MITOLA '53 River Avenue, Johnston Cookie likes dark hair. blue eyes. long fingernails, and a certain A. T .... Pipe-smok- ers and "the new look" are definitely taboo . . . Enjoys roller skating, dancing, and long rides in the country . . . A future housewife . . . CHARLES G. MONAHAN 63 Boyd Street "Chan" is fond of modern music. Stan Kenton, afute graduate. and summers at Old Orchard . . . The "new look" and gold diggers are "out" . . . "How ya doing!" . .. Bowling. motorcycling. and roller skating are favorite pas- times . . . Ambition is to en- ter Bryant College . . . JOSEPH T. MORRISSEY 84 Pemlbroke Avenue Basketball is Joe's favcrite . . . "Say" . . . Sports .ake up most of his time. .. To enter business world . . . Basketball l. 2. 3. 4, 5. 6 I ' ! -ogg JUNE 1948 mf, Q 1 JOAN D. MOTTA Z5 lllmcrest Avenue "Jeepers creepers!" exclaims friendly Joan when annoyed with boisterous people. nar- row minds, and the I.a Salle victory over Mount Pleasant . . . Tall. slim fellows: sports: Saturday night dates: and Mr. McCormick are among her favorites . . . Rhode Island State in the future . . . Basketball 6: Bowling l: Softball 4: Tennis l: Y- Teen 3, 4. 5. 6 BARBARA J. MYERS l56 Putnam Avenue Ciraniteville Bob says "How nervous!" when she is studying history. associating with inquisitive people. or being called a far- mer.. . But a certain l.a Salle student, cocoanut cream pie. and tMiss O'Connor are among her favorites . . . Swimming and watching yachts come in at Jerusalem fascinate her . . . Ambition? lnterior decorating . . . Badminton l. 2. 5: Ten- nis l 7 5 R'O'NAl.D H. NANI 80 Paul Street Ronnie likes hockey and girls . . . Always accompanied by John Piroino and Marty Cor- rente . . . Abhors snow and Ted Willi.ims . . . "Life is just a bowl of cherries." re- marks this future business man . . . Hockey l MARGUERITE R. NAVARETTE l89 Clarence Street Attractive Rita has an allergy for tedious exercises in Czerny. and cancelled ap- pointments . . . Considers mother's cooking. sociable people. summer vacations "tops" . . . Desires to make piano debut in classical field Band 3. -4. 5: Glee Club tpianistl 4. 5. 6: Junior Alliance Francaise 5. 6: Orchestra l. 2. 3. -l. 5. 6: Publications 3. 4. 5. 6: Ree's Ensemble l. Z. 3. -l. 5. 6: Y-Teen 3. 4 MARILYN L. NEVILLE l64 Glenbridge Avenue This pretty blonde likes clas- sical music. brown eyes. long walks. and class parties . . . Always hurrying with Rita Navarette . . . Enjoys roller skating. bowling. sewing. and reading . . . Vvlill make a fine secretary . . . 45 fife- JOSEPH D. NICOLLETTI 639 Smith Street Crowded places and rising early don't please sports-lov- ing Joe . . . Science and a certain blonde from Woon- socket rate high . . . Con- stantly seen with Bill Castig- lione . . . Snare time is spent skatinfz and dancing . . . In- tends to study medicine . . . Glee Club 5. 6: Social Committee 6 ANN P. NOACK Z9l Public Street Ann. a friendly. demure girl. likes football, Newport. sail- ing, languages. but not loaf- ers and short skirts. . . Plays golf. softball. and goes to movies in spare time . . . l.ooks forward to college . . . Junior Alliance Ifrancaise 6 RAYMOND S. NOACK 291 -Public Street "Hey. pal." says sleep-loving Jackson . . . Short skirts and getting up in the morning irk him . . . Matunuck and sport clothes are ine . . . Dancing, skating. and swimming fill leisure hours . . . Would like to work in the Providence Post Ofiice . . . FRANK NOTARDONATO 87 Veazie Street Eating. sleeping. New York Yankees, and Rhode lsland Reds rate high with Murphy . . . Dislikes crowded the- aters. zoot-suiters. linglish homework . . . Baseball. foot- ball. and movies are favorite pastimes . . . Taps end of pencil while in deep thought . . . Hopes to be a success- ful business man . . . JOAN E. NUTlNl 280 Borden Avenue Johnston "What time it is?" . . . Mu- sic. Miss Hoard. and Stardust are favorites with this cute miss. . . Dislikes heavy make- up. flat heels. and jewelry . . . Future vocalist or model All-State Chorus Z. 4. 6: Glee Club 1. 2. 3. 4, 5. 6: Ice Skating 3. 5: Room Agent l. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6: Swimming 2 CLASS OF I-AWRENCE E. ORSINI. JR. 10 Harkness Street Larry likes to take the girls to football games or to be in Miss Ethier's French class . . . Monday mornings and C lunch are "out" for this lad . . . Spends a great deal of time dancing at Hepteen . . . Bites fingernails when in deep thought . . . Plans to study costume designing at Rhode Island School of Design . . . Glee Club 4.5.6 GRACE J. PALAZZO l70 Vinton Street Brown Eyes is enthusiastic about dancing with a certain A. S., sports. and Larry Parks . . . Themes. excessive make- up. and getting up early are taboo . . . Hobbies include reading and playing Sinatra records . . . 'Constantly seen with Stella Vannelli . . . To enter business world . . . Glee Club l. 2. 3 JOSEPH A. PAOLANTONIO l7 Sharon Street Red has a distaste for ballerina skirts and long dresses . . . Gardenias. roses. and bru- nettes are "tops" with him . . . Dancing with pretty girls takes up most of his spare time . . . Usually seen with Joe Mushiano and John Monti . . . JOSEPH PAOLETTA 457 Hartford Avenue .loe's favorites are New York Yankees and school football games . . . Likes movies and bowling . . . "So what?" . . . Dislikes "new look" and Ioot suits ,..' Curly Ton will study engineering at R. I. S. C .... ELEANOR G. PARISE 7l4 Admiral 'Street El enjoys dancing with good dancers. the gang. Louis Prima, and Body and Soul . . . Dislikes catty girls . . . Cheering at football games and jitterbugging are favorite pastimes . . . Seen with Ann Duci. Rose Marchesi. and Norma Jackson . . . Future bookkeeper . . . Cheerleader 3. 4. 5. 6: Swimming 1 MICHAEL S. PARISI 41M O'Neil Street "Holy mackerel!" exclaims Mike . . . Scorns geometry. Zoot-suiters. and sophisticated girls . . . French interests him . . . Enjoys baseball. basket- ball. football. and dancing . . . Seen with Frank Notar- donato and Ralph Salvagno . . . Will enter business world Junior Alliance Francaise 5. 6 EVELYN C. PASCALE 171 Cumberland Street Eve likes movies. reading. dancing to Stardust with a certain A. P .... "Are you kidding?" . . . Dislikes cold weather. speed tests. snow- storms . . . Favorite outside pastimes are swimming. bi- cycle riding, staying at home alone . . , Seen with Anna Di Nobile. Angela Petracca . . . To be a private secre- tary . . . ANGELINA IM. PATE 34 Eliza Street Angie turns thumbs down on cold weather. curly hair. and make-up . . . Bob Mitchum. and Rhapsody in Blue are "tops" with her . . . Enjoys movies and reading. . . Often seen with Jeanne Carstairs and Dottie Greene . . . To become an efficient secretary ELIZABETH J. PATERSON Putnam Avenue Smithheld "It fascinates me!" says Betty With an impish smile. . . I-lot fudge sundaes. Mr. Mignacca. basketball are high on list of likes. . . Our pretty blonde is undecided about future . . . Badminton 2. 4. 5: Bas- ketball 2: English Work- shop l. 2. 3. 4: Publica- tions 2. 3. 4. 5. 6: Soft- ball 2: Swimming 2: Ten- nis l. 3. 5 JOHN PELLEGRINO 704 Killingly Street Johnston Likes music and sports in gen- eral. Stan Kenton and Joe Di Maggio in particular . . . Spends spare moments partici- pating in "jam sessions" . . . To enter a music conservatory in the future-then to be- come a professional musician Assistant Band Director 6: Band 1.2. 3.4. 5: Or- chestra 1.2. 3. 4. 5. 6: Ree's Ensemble 1. 2. 3. 4, 5, 6: Social Committee 6 sf? JUNE 1948 DONALD PERA P. O. No. 11, Centredale Don tinds entertainment and adventure keen . . . Enjoys watching and participating in sports . . . Identified by his restlessness . . . Just think! Don can't stand school . . . Future is undecided . . . SUSIE R. PERFETTO lI92 'Hartford Avenue Johnston "What a riot!" says Sue . . . Miss Hoard, sport clothes. walking in the rain, and as- semblies are "tops" with het . . . Abhors homework and "the new look" . . . Often seen with Betsy and Fay Birch . . . Twists ring when in deep thought . . . A fu- ture oflice worker . . . ELMER F. PERKINS. JR. 2 Eva Street Perk strokes face when in thought . . . Likes food. Mr. Lennon. and dancing to so- phisticated music . . . "The new look" and excessive homework are disliked . . . "Cheese and crackers!" . . . Spends time playing basket- ball . . . A future electrician Band I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6: Or- chestra 2, 3. 4. 5. 6: Ree's Ensemble 3: Social Com- mittee 4 JANET S. PERLINI 1,19 Pumgansett Street Tihis charming brown-eyed miss likes reading, singing. quiet people. and dancing . . . "Hey Brad!" . . . Always smiling . . . Dislikes home- work, noisy girls. and heavy make-up. . . A future private secretary . . . English Workshop 3 EDWARD PETERS l9l Cedar Street Home Room 9 is proud of this well-mannered. sociable fellow . . . Ed relishes candy. ice cream. a certain T. F., and all kinds of sports . . . Dis- likes homework, long skirts. and conceited people . . . Outside interests are watching movies. and participating in sports . . . Hopes to become a mechanic . . . All-State Wrestling 5: Baseball 2: Football I: Gym Team 43 Track 5: Wrestling 1, 2, 3. 4. 5, 6 '9l47l9+ ANGELA E. PETRACCA 804 River Avenue This Yankee fan likes Fran- kie Carle and Vaughn Mon- roe . . . Dislikes Ted Wil- liams. waiting for buses, and getting up mornings . . . Sports, movies. and dancing fill her leisure time . . . Usu- ally with Anna DiNobilc and Evelyn Pascale . . . Future office worker . , . FLAVIA C. PETRONE 55 Glover Street Al Jolson. dancing at Hep- teen. "the new look". foot- ball games. and sociable peo- ple are "tops" with Flo . . . Dislikes wearing hats. winter. and heavy make-up . . . "For Pete's sake!" . . . Seen with Del Capalbo . . . Spends spare time dancing and listening to music . . . When in thought bites lower lip . . . Future beautician . . . RICHARD K. PETSCHING 265 Lowell Avenue Miss Mclnnis. A Lunch. and the three o'clock bell are high on Dick's list of favorites . . . Hates to wear ties . . . "I wouldn't doulbt it" . . . Likes hunting, f1shing,eating. and sleeping . . . Taps pen- cil while thinking . . . Future is in agriculture or forestry 'Cross-Country I GRACE M. PETTERUTI 491 Plainneld Street Traveling and blueberry pie with whipped cream appeal to Grace . . . Dislikes crowded buses . . . Will be a musician RAFFAELA A. PETTINE 223 Federal Street "Sorry, old boy!" says Lee . . . Good books, ice cream. and Sam Spade are "tons" with her . . . Thumbs down on crowded buses and noisy people . . . Partial to draw- ing, dancing. and eating . . . Future uncertain . . . Glee Club 1. 2. 3, 4 ,ja 'ity gif 'PAUL E. PIHILLIPS I9 Academy Avenue Quiz profzrams, classical mu- sic. reading the classics. and Miss Conneely are "tops" . . . "Oh, brother" . . . Shuns "the new look", dancing. and make-up . . . Pinches chin when thinking . . . After college, will become a chemi- cal engineer . . . Band 4: Orchestra -I PRlSCll.LA M. PICKLES Pine Hill Road. Jolhnston Sports, Near You. a G. M. in the A. A. F., and Miss Hoard are "super" . . . Chemistry. short boys, Zoot suits, and onions are "out" . . . "Hi!" . . . Stares when in deep thought . . . Seen with Joan Nutini . . . Will become a nurse . . . Skating 5: Softball 3 ISABIIIIE PITRO-NE l3 'Clyde Street Tall. dark haired fellows. classical music. iMr. Ritzau, sociable people are "tops" with this lass . . . Dislikes Zoot suits. traveling on crowded busses. sarcastic peo- ple . . . Popular and friendly with everyone . . . Future secretary . . . Social Committee 3, 4, 5. 6 ANNA M. POMPEI 88 Alverson Avenue Annie doesnt like English. long dresses. and snow . . . Does like the color red. crew haircuts, and art . . . "Are you kidding?" asks the miss wearing red-rimmed glasses . . . Pastimes are skating and dancing . . . Hopes to be- come a commercial artist af- ter attending Rhode Island School of Design . . . ALFRED A, POTTS 57 Wealth Aventte Al has a weakness for Guy Lombardo. Sammy Kaye. brune'tes, and Zoot suits . . . School, studying. and rising early are "out" . . . "I'll think it over" . . . Spcnds time making airplanes. swim- ming, and sleeping . . . Bites lip when thinking . . . Fu- ture undecided . . . Social Committee 6 CLASS OF -. Eg-a.- LENA C. PROCACCINI 80 Lookout Avenue Johnston Likes Mr. Ekberg. Frank Sin- atra, and dancing . . . Lee dislikes quiet girls and speed tests . . . "How nervous!" . . . Spends time dancing . . . Always seen with Babs Web- ster . . . Future office work- er . . . Glee Club l. 2. 3, 4. 5. 6 GEORGE W. PURSCHE 28 Cedar Street, Johnston Push. a Boston Red Sox fan. likes movies and pretty girls, but cannot become enthusias- tic about homework or long dresses . . . "lMaybe" . . . Bowling. baseball. and basket- ball occupy his leiure time . . . To enter business world DOMENIC REA ll Alden IStreet Bashful Dom's favorites in- clude Vauehn Monroe. New York Yankees. and Miss Snow . . . "The new look" is "out" . . . Outside inter- ests are sports and movies . . . This quiet fellow hopes to become a pharmacist . . . ROBERT B. READ l I l Webster Avenue Bob likes French with Mr. Ryder and riding on school buses . . . Shuns snobbish teachers. late slips. record 'books . . . "I keep telling myself" . . . Favorite outside pastimes are music. chess. and talking . . . Seen with Robert Mende. William Ley. Leo Grandchamo. Norman Fenton Junior Alliance Francaise t 3. 4. 5. 6 RICHARD T. REALL 992 Branch Avenue Dick approves of sports. blondes. auto racing, and bowling . . . Disapproves of serious teachers. homework. and silly girls. . . "Oh yes!" . . . Skating. swimming, bas- ketball. and dancing occupy his leisure time . . . Scratches head when thinking deeply . . . Will enter sports field Hockey 3, 4. 5: Manager J. V. Baseball 3: Manager J. V. Football 2 NJ Q ,ggi JUNE 1948 CHARLOTTE A. REYNOLDS 20 Mill Street. Johnston Charlie finds chow mein. boys who smoke pipes, "the new look". barn dancing. and long walks appealing . . . Dislikes conceited fellows, A lunch. book reports. and crowded buses . . . "Are you kidding?" . . . Hurries to lunch . . . Always seen with Dot Valerio . . . Future office worker. . . Ice Skating 5: Room Agent 5 FREDERICK E. REYNOLDS. JR. 18 Whittier Drive Johnston A mighty potent hair tonic identifies tall. handsome Fred . . . Sport clothes. Al Jolson. and a certain brunette. E. H.. are "tops" on his list . . . "O my aching Fisterus1" . . . Shuns hats . . . Outside pas- times are midget auto racing. hockey. and roller skating . . .Seen with Bob Sharp. . . Automobile mechanic in fu- ture . . . Hockey l. 2. 3. 4: Senior Play 6 ANTHONY J. RICCI 1212 Plainfield Street Johnston Robert Mitchum, Vaughn Monroe. English. and Mr. Myers please Tony . . . De- spises long skirts and getting up on Monday morning . . . "Good luck!" . . . Taking part in all sports occupies lei- sure time . . . Bites lip when in deep thought . . . Pro- spective architect . . . DOMEINICO M. RlCCl 1212 Plainfield -Street Johnston Dom likes girls, girls. and more girls-also Vaughn Monroe . . . Homework and English are "out" . . . Likes to roller-skate . . . Blushes very easily . . . Hopes to travel . . . ROSE A. RICCI 14 Zanfagna Street Johnston Delights in the new styles. dreamy music. and marsh- mallows . . . Detests waiting for school buses. themes. floor talks. and heavy make- up. .. "Oh.no1".. .Out- side interests are movies. dancing. and long walks . . . Rosie bites lower lip when in deep thought . . . Plans to enter business world . . . -..ia 49 Ee..- CATHERINE R. RlCC.lTEl,I.I 12 Rankin Street "What a riot!" . . . Enthu- siastic about coffee cabinets and sports . . . Unfriendly people. "the new look" not popular with her . . . Seen with Bobbie and Bea Rosa . . . Future office worker . . . Badminton 5: Basketball 4, 6: Softball 4. 6: Ten- nis 5: Volleyball 5: Y- Teen 5. 6 ELEANOR A. RICH 114 Pembroke Avenue Dancing. bowling. and good movies appeal to Elly . . . UO. K.. Chief1" . . . Dotes on a certain dark haired Harry. and Robert Mitchum . . . Pet peeves are clashing colors. unfriendly people, and Western music . . . A pro- spective oflice worker or beau- tician . . . Glce Club l. 2: Social Committee 3. 4. 5. 6 ANTHONY J. RIZZO 1397 Chalkstone Avenue Eating, sleeping. and a certain teacher in Room 316 appeal to Dynamite . . . Pastimes include sports. reading. and listening to the radio . . . This extraordinary fellow has no dislikes . . . Future archi- tect . . . Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4. 5, 6: Track 2. 4. 6 BARBARA M. ROSA 96 Home Avenue "Holy cow!" cries Bobbie . . . Esther Williams. straw- berry sundaes. and a light haired athlete are favorite peo- ple . . . Has no time for washing dishes, but plenty for playing bridge . . . Plans to be a secretary . . . Badminton 4: Basketball 2. 4: Softball Z. 4: Ten- nis 5: Volleyball 5: Y- Teen 4: Y-Teen Secretary 6: Y-Teen Treasurer 5 BERNICE A. ROSA 96 Home Avenue Vivacious Bea approves of classical music, Miss King. Sam Spade. English. and sports . . . Disapproves of writing themes and of short- hand . . . "l,et's see" . . , Bridge. movies. and cross- word puzzles occupy her lei- sure time . . .Catherine Ricci- telli, Bea. and Bobbie are in- separables . . . To enter busi- ness world . . . Badminton 4. 5: Basket- ball 2.4. 6: Softball 2, 4: Tennis 5: Volleyball 5: Y-Teen 3. 4. 5. 6 jk in 99591 WANDA H. 'ROZPAD l8 Goddard Street Wanda likes tall fellows, French fries. a '46 gray con- vertible, and a certain Ray . . . Dislikes speed tests. con- ceited people. Tony Pastor, and bow ties . . . "Are you kidding?" . . . Favorite pas- times are dancing. riding in the rain. and eating . . .Seen with Phyllis Saute and Jean Williamson . . . Future in business world . . . Room Agent 3. 4. 5. 6 CAROLE A. RUSSELL 404 Pleasant Vallev Parkway Good-natured Rusty is en- thusiastic over Bing Crosby. hot dogs, and dancing . . . Detests liver. and cranky po- licemen , . . "Olaf I wouldn't say that!" , . . Enjoys swim- ming, skating, and riding in a certain rumbleseat . . , Seen with Dusty, Bobbie. and Shorty . . . A future secre- tary . . . LLOYD RUSTIGIAN 419 Mount Pleasant Avenue Crunce is all out for straw- berry iloats. snort shirts, cars . . . Dislikes conceited people, ties. "new look . . . Famous for being late for class . . . Bowling and playing cards take up spare time . . . Col- lege in future , . . HELEN D, SACHARKO 50 Steuben Street "Jeepersl" says good-natured Helen . . . Shuns garlic and arguments . . . Is fond of classical music. and apples , . . Speeds spare time horse- back riding. dancing, and reading. . . Will make a wcn- derful nurse . . Softball 2. 4 'RALPH G. SALVAGNO 255 Webster Avenue Food, skating. cross-town bus jaunts. New York Yankees. Spike Jones. Gene Krupa, and friendly people rate high . . . "Worry about nothing" iden- tines Sal . . . Sports and play- ing drums take up spare time . . . Will become a profes- sional drummer . . . Hi-Y 3: Social Commit- tee 5. 6: Senior Play 6 so iz-- CLASS OF MARIE M. SANTANGELO 35 Bergen Street Likes Vaughn Monroe. music. and foreign languages . . , Dislikes oral talks and teasing brothers . . . "Are you kid- ding?" . . . Spends time play- ing piano and reading . . . Future in business world LENORA A. SANTANGINI 45 Sterling Avenue Zoot suits, jitterbugging. and 'Athe old look" are not for Lee.. . "Don't be silly" . .. Macaroni, Carmen. and Bing Crosby are wonderful . . . Enjoys skating and going to movies , . . Recognized by deep frown when thinking . . . Intends to become a bookkeeper in Civil Service BARBARA L, SANTANIELLO ll Raphael Avenue Shorty likes ice skating football games. swimming. Vaughn Monroe. and Miss King . . . "Are you kidding?" . . . Dislikes homework. rainy days. and straight hair . . . Twists hair around finger while in deep thought . . . Will study nursing at Roger Williams General Hospital MARIE D. SANTANIELLO 451 Mount Pleasant Avenue Blue eyes. pickles. and sports are favorites of vivacious Gus- sie . . . Unfriendly people and the games Mount Pleas- ant loses by one or two points enrage her. . . "How's tha' ?" . . . Diversions are basketball games and table tennis at Hep- teen . . . Ambition is to enter Rhode Island State College Badminton 2, 4: Basket- ball 2. 4: Bowling l: Golf 2: Social Committee 3, 4: Softball 2: Tennis l. 5: Y-Teen 3, 4: Y-Teen Sec- retary 5: Y-Teen Vice- President 6 LILLIAN G, SANTORO 6 Elmdale Avenue Friendly Lill Ends gym. cute fellows. Mr. Parker. senti- mental music. and dancing very interesting. .. "A-huh" . , . Dislikes homework, long dresses. and cold weather . . . Singing, roller skating, mov- ies favorite pastimes . . . Am- bition is to be an accountant Publications 6 'Qufii JUNE 1948 PHYI.l.lS M. SAUTE 70 Ayrault Street Phyllis likes swimming, French fries. and high heels lWonder why?l . . . ls an- tagonized by bow ties and soft hats on men . . . "Pa- diddle" . . . Favorite pastime is dancing with a certain War- ren . . . Always seen with Jean Williamson and Wanda Rozpad . . . Business world ahead . . , Glee Club -l, 5, 6 MARIA A. SCACCIOTTI Z4 Lowell Avenue Marie likes semi-classical mu- sic. football. Miss Hoard. Sam Spade. and the Boston Red Sox . . . Abhors Monday mornings. soap operas. spoo- ky stories . . . Spends leisure time attending ball games . . . Our future orivate secretary is always runninft for buses . . . Bowling 3: Golf Z FRED L. SCUNGIO 526 Plainfield Street Girls fespecially Junel. sweets. new clothes. and Mr. Myers appeal to this sports- lover . . . l,ong dresses and coats do not . . . "Hey, Guisti" . . . Favorite sports are baseball, football. and boxing . . . Touches brow when thinking . . . A phar- macist in the future . . . Glee Club l. Z: Social Committee 3 JOHN li. SENAPE H8 Harold Street Spaghetti and ice cream are "tops" with Johnnie . . , "No kidding." says this sports-enthusiast . . . Groans at the thought of homework . . . Constantly borrowing pencils . . . Enioys basket- ball. baseball. and dancing . . . A future refrigerator re- pairman . . . Baseball -l, 6 ALMA li. SHAKARIAN I638 Chalkstone Avenue Likes potato chips and a cer- tain Bryant boy . . . Dislikes setting hair and inquisitive people . . . "Hey, Mo Mo" . . . Attends football and basket'b.ill games , . . Often seen with Lucille Colaruso and Jean Carstairs . . . To enter business world . . . Room Agent 2. 3. -l X 5' .,..- -.-. -if 5 1 E+-- ROBERT B. SHARP Ruff Stone Road. Greenville Sharpie likes long dresses fAmazingYl' model trains. and a certain brunette CF. B.J . . . Boogie Woogie, home- work, and people who brag are "out" . . . Outside pas- times are eating and square dancing . . . Always wears a sweater . . . College in the future . . . HENRY D. .SHOREN 59 Felix Street Has a weakness for blue-eyed blondes and apple pie . . . Math in general. homework. and the New York Yankees don't rate with Stro . . . Sports, especially baseball and basketball, are favorite pas- times . . . "Peppy!" . . . Seen with Bob Eldridge . . . Hockey 3, 43 Track Man- ager 2 ANTONETTA F. Sll,VESTRl 47 Yale Avenue Blue eyes. traveling. and food are "tops" on Etta's list . . . People with no sense of hu- mor, and hats are her pet peeves . . . "Fiddlesticks!" . . . Dancing and f00tb2lll games occupy her spare time. Can be identified by her friendly smile . - Business world ahead . . . Badminton 4: Bowling l. 3 NlCHOl.AS S'lMEONE 14 Geneva .Street Nickey enjoys the New Yofk Yankees and walking with a certain girl . . . Decidedly against homework. and rainy days . . , "You don't say?' . . . Dancing. baseball. swim- ming, and movies occupy his leisure time . . , AlwaYS Sem with Fausto Andreoni and Larry ladevaia , . . To enter business world . . . PAUL SINCERO Zl Hunnewell Avenue Stretcher. our pooular basket- ball star. has long legs andy big smile . . . ls enthusiastic about all sports. but dre8dS English and talkative people . . . Looks forward to being .1 coach . . . Baseball 2: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Track 4 In 'iw ff' ' HELEN SKOURAS 61 Jastram Street Dusty likes Stan Kenton's Band. dark nail polish, and Miss 'O"Connor . . . Cigar- smokers. "ear-benders". and cranky bus drivers are "out" ..."How Y 'Ya?" . . . En- joys long rides, buying the latest records. watching box- ing matches . . . Seen with Sandy and Rusty . . . A fu- ture interior decorator . . , DOROTHY C. .SNOW 40 Rye Street "Cupcakel" says this Vaughn Monroe fan . . . Meat balls, spaghetti, and dill pickles are "yummy" . . . Answers to Snowface . . . Enjoys danc- ing at Hepteen and reading . . . Detests zoot suits and winter . . . College in the fu- ture . . . HAROLD A. SORENSEN, Jr. 27LQ Lisbon Street Harry likes Sammy Kaye, but feels intense dislike for silly girls, English. and homework ..."'My word!" . . . Leisure hours are spent swimming, dancing. and ice skating . . . Hopes for a future in elec- tronics . . , PETER SPINELLA 111 'Berkshire Street Macaroni, Red Sox, history, and Gary Cooper are "tops" with Pete . . . Shuns conceited people and people who can't be convinced in an argument . . . "Give me another chance!" . . . Enjoys watch- ing sports' activities . . . Will enter Brown University . . . EDMUND W. STABILE 46 Terrace Avenue Pretty girls and resting inter- est Eddie . . . Unladylike girls and working do not . . . Identified 'by short Cbut shortll fingernails . . . Finds enjoyment in ceramics and tishing . . . Intends to become a toolmaker . . . Football 2. 3: J. V. Foot- ball 1: Social Committee 3, 4, 5 CLASS OF +24 52 la-- JOSEPHINE I. STARNENO 7 Deborah Street "Holy mackerel" says Jo . . . Avoids conceited people, hats. pocket books . . . Likes danc- ing, Frank Sinatra, and sports . . . Stares into space when thinking . . . Dancing. mov- ies. talking on telephone are favorite pastimes . . . Would like to be an office worker . . . Room Agent 4 BARBARA A. STEAD 3 Elm Court, Esmond Boxer dogs, French fries, and a certain graduate appeal to Barbie . . . Crowded buses. hillbilly music, and oysters are "out" . . . "Really?" This charming girl spends her time dancing, playing the pi- ano. and attending movies . . . Will become a secretary HARRY STEAD, Jr. 3 Elm Court, Esmond Harry likes girls, eating. and Mr. Levander . . . Home- work. New York Yankees. and Zoot suits are not to his liking . . . "I don't believe it" . . . Skiing, hockey and boating take up much of his spare time . . . Always seen with Henry Klippell and Ray Millar . . . Future uncertain Hi-Y 3, 4, 5. 6: Hockey 3,4 HOPE F. STEARNS 117 Regent Avenue Hopie likes sports. Vaughn Monroe. and dancing to Star- dust with Bill . . . Zoot suits, housework, and Waiting for late people aren't for her . . . Sports, bowling, and dancing occupy spare time . . . Usu- ally seen with Rosey Dayian. Gerry Grant, and Franny Del Santo . . . Will enter the business world . . . Glee Club 1, 2: Social Committee 3, 4. 6: Y- Teen 3, 4. 5, 6 ROBERT D. STEWART 36 Manuel Avenue, Johnston Bob likes the New York Yan- kees. good food, yachting. and sports . . . Vetoes "the new look" . . . Always wears a soft hat . . . Plans to enter Rhode Island State College to study mechanical engineering i .Cross-Country 3 -sg? JUNE 1948 I LOUIS R. STRAVATO 234 Eastwood Avenue Lou likes good-looking girls fWho doesn't?l and boxing . . . "The new look" and zoot suits are "out" . . . Dancing, bowling, and roller skating are included in Lou's interests . . . Will become a draftsman . . . EDWIN J. SULLIVAN 51 Barrows Street Eddie is extremely enthusias- tic over Perry Como and tele- phone operators . . . Con- ceited girls. and getting out of bed irk him . . . Enjoys dancing. baseball. and basket- ball in his spare time . . . A future journalist . . . Baseball 4: Class Treasurer 6: Social Committee 3, 4, 5 EDWARD D. SYNAN 295 Washington Street Ed likes sports. eating. and blondes . . . Homework. con- ceited people, and English are definitely "out" . . . "What do you say?" . . . Dancing, swimming. and movies take up most of his time. . . Fu- ture undecided . . . ROBERT F. TATA lO7 Victor Avenue. Johnston New cars. music by the Har- monicats. and the Boston Red Sox rate high with Robert . . . "What's up. doc?" . .. Getting up early, homework, and riding on buses annoy him . . . Spends leisure time playing basketball. bowling. and going to the movies . . . Will travel . . . MARGARET TATOIAN IO Goddard Street Margo frowns on short clothes. mayonnaise, and working . . . Brightens at the thought of dancing to Stur- dust with a certain someone . . . Constantly seen with Vera Basmajian and Sona Torigiants . . . This clever girl wants to be a clothes de- signer . . . sk' 69" ,gf 5 3 Ha..- ' 1 GLORIA A. TAUDVIN 661 Greenville Avenue Johnston "I'm telling you!" . . . Gloria thinks pickles. driving, blue-eyed blonds are just about right . . . Seen with Jean Mayers and Nancy Col- well . . . Parties, clubs, and reading occupy leisure time . . , Abhors carrots, gym, and C lunch . . . Will enter busi- ness world . . . JAMES F. TEAGUE 367 Orms Street Toad turns thumbs down on long skirts and giddy girls . . . Frequently overheard muttering, "Clown" . . . En- joys music . . . Finds pleasure howling. dancing. and attend- ing movies in leisure time . . . lntends to become a pho- tographer . . . Room Agent I LOUISE S. TESSAGLIA 69 Coggeshall Street Clark Gable. horseback riding. baseball. sour pickles, but par- ticularly the French people rate high with Louise . . . Teasers, meat. and waiting for buses are out . . . "You must be mad!" . . . Always dreaming over sentimental music . . . Her ambition is to be spry and happy long after her 75th birthday . . . BARBARA A. THORNTON Zl Violet Street Barbie is keen about food. bus rides, Guy Lombardo, and G. K. fHmmm!J . . . "Such is life" . . . Enjoys skating. movies. and reading . . . Math. short skirts. and chem- istry are on her unwanted list . . . Chews on thumbnail . . . Future undecided . . . Junior Alliance Francaise 5.6 MARY TIKOIAN 33 Suffolk Street "Oh, gollyl" . . . Likes Mr. Lynn, vacationing in New Jersey. the color red. "new look." and that dish "shish- kebab" . . . Dislikes shy fel- lows and Louis Prima . . . Never seen without the gang . . . Ambition is to travel . . . Badminton 2: Baseball 2. 4: Basketball Z: Golf 2: Room Agent 6: Swim- ming 2 'iv Y ' SARA V. TORRISI 37 Seamans Street Munfselle bv Art Lund. jit- terbugging, and chocolate ice cream please her . . . Key dis- likes homework. oral talks. roller skating . . . "I don't know if you mean it?" . .. Dancing. ice skating. baseball and hockey games take up spare time . . , Identified by the scraping of her boots . . . Future uncertain . . . LOUISE R. TOUGAS l03 Whitehall Street Soft music. dancing at the "Y" 4Wonder why?l and Claire de Lune appeal to Frenchie . . . Dentists tOuch!J. loud jazz music antagonize her . . . Dancing. collecting records, playing the piano are her favorite pas- times . . . Seen with Paulette Townsend . . . Always run- ning for a bus . . . To enter business world . . . Junior Alliance Francaise l. Z. 5. 6: Ofhce Worker 5.6 PAULETTE lf. TOWNSEND 137 Eastwood Avenue Exotic Paulette likes Mr. Ryder. classical music. and food . . . Shivers while wait- ing for school buses on cold, snowy days . . . Snare time is filled by reading and sleep- ing . . . Future lies in the field of ballet .... Glee Club 2. 3, 4, 5, 6: Junior Alliance Francaise l. 2, 3. 4, 5, 6: Jr. Alli- ance Francaise Representa- tive 5, 6 JOSEPHINE A. TRABUCCO 99 Eagle Street Jo spends leisure time bike riding, movies, and dancing . . . Detests zoot-suiters, Bob Hope's humor, and theme writing . . . Thinks smart clothes, suave fellows, and Tex Beneke are tops . . . "You know!" . . . Raises eyebrows when speaking . . . Better half-Stella Vannelli . . . A future singer or stenog- rapher . , . Junior Alliance Francaise 3, 4 JANE M. TWEED 366 Greenville Avenue Johnston Janie has a weakness for a certain Tom. Philadelphia. and Mr. Altieri . , . Enjoys giving parties. dancing, and taking life easy . . . Plans to travel in the future . . . CLASS OF elf 54 YEM- l OLGA D. USENIA 09 Lydia Street Olga likes long walks. a cer- tain Mac, bubble gum, and chocolates . . . Dislikes guid- ance. hats. Zoot suits, and getting up in the morning . . . "Hi there" . , . Leisure moments spent bowling and seeing movies . . . Bites pencil . . . A future clerical worker Room Agent l, Z DOROTHY E, VALERIO lZ-+2 Plainiield Street Dotty likes smart clothes: opera, walks in the rain. danc- ing. movies, horseback riding . . . Noisy people annoy her . . . Seen with Joan Weeden and Jean Whitwam . . . "Oh gosh" . . . To enter business Glee Club 2, 3. 4, 6 JEANETTE M. VALLIER 45 Paolino Street Johnston Topsy likes chop suey and a certain M. D. G .... De- tests high heels. .jazz music. and noisv people . . . Movies and dancing occupy spare time . . , Stares into space while in deep thought . . . Hopes to travel . . . STELLA M. VANNELLI IO5 Ridge Street Stella likes dancing to Star Dust: chocolate cake: Vaughn Monroe . . . Disapnroves of fellows who can't dance. and oral talks. . . "Natch!" . . . Enjoys dancing, movies. and football games . . . Bites lower lip when in deep thought . . . Will enter busi- ness world . . . Glee Club l. 2 CATHERINE L. VANNER 40 Simmonsville Avenue Johnston Vaughn Monroe, barn dances, and swimming at Hughesdale Pond please Kitty . . . Also enjoys dancing, swimming. and ice skating . . . Always with Jeannette Fontaine and Catherine D'Acchioli . . . Bow ties and speed tests are taboo . . . Future is in the business world . . , Publications 5: Senior Play 6: Swimming 2 JUNE 1948 I GLORIA G. VENDITTO 2542 Hartford Avenue Johnston Fast-talking Ditto likes the "new look", chocolate cab- inets, and a good time as much as she dislikes history ..."My wordY". . .Leisure hours are snent swimming, dancing. and ice skating . . . A future physical instructor Cheerleader 3. 4. 5, 6: Junior Alliance Francaise 5, 6: Y-Teen 5, 6 EVELYN H. VITI 129 Canton Street Cute little Ev likes dancing to Moonlight Serenade, Buddy Clark, and lots of nice clothes . . . Detests getting up early on cold mornings and oral talks . . . "Holy cow!" . . . Dancing and bicycle riding rate high with her . . . Seen with Peg Feencv . . . Ambi- tion is to spend a winter in Florida . . . Glee Club 2: Softball 2 GLORIA R. VITULLO 21 I Regent Avenue This friendly and attractive blonde enjoys making new friends. coffee cabinets, music, and math.. . "I guess so!" . . . Skating, dancing, and watching arena bouts fill her leisure time . . . Seen with Evelyn Viti and Gloria Cas- tellone . . . Next stop-tBry- ant College . , , Basketball 3. 6: Softball 4: Swimming 2. 3 ARTHUR N. VOTOLATO, Jr. 76 Bingley Terrace, Johnston Artie would like to spend more time at state airport . . . Aviation, and the summer time keep him smiling . . . Our track star would like to practice law . . . Cross-Country 3, 5: In- door Track Z, 4. 6: Out- door Track 2. 4: Room Agent 2 ROBERT E. WATSON, Jr. I2 Evergreen Drive Johnston Miss Brennan, physics, and good food are Bob's favorites . . . Doesn't like the Red Sox or dancing . . . Tall, friendly Bob spends time hunting and nshing with Charlie Eckart . . . After college he will be- come a chemist . . . Cross-Country 1.3. 5: ln- door Track 4: Outdoor Track 4 55 if 'ie A xl JOAN C. WEEDEN 37 Vtfinthrop Avenue Joanie dislikes boastful people . . . Usually seen with Barbara Ainsworth and Jean Whit- wam . . . Definitely approves of music. exciting movies, and a certain Bob . . . "Oh, dear!" . . . Long walks, ice skating, and listening to good records are outside interests . . . Oflice worker in the fu- ture . . . GILBERT A. XVERNER I4 Dora Street King Cole Trio. Mr. Ryder. and blondes intrigue Gil . . . Finds enjoyment in playing basketball and attending movies . . . Groans at rising early and eating sea food . . . l7uture--who knows? . . . Junior Alliance Francaise 3, -I. 5. 6: Publications 4, 5,6 PAULINE M. VJHITMAN 455 Killingly Street Paulie has an enthusiasm for Mel Torme. silver bracelets. and noodles . . . "You like that. huh?" . . . Leisure time is spent skating and swim- ming , . . Short skirts and girls in slacks are among her dislikes . . . liu'ure employee of the Telephone Company JEAN A. WHl'FWAM 60 Pavilion Avenue Jean likes cabinets. blond haired fellows, and auto rac- ing . . . Here's a girl who doesn't like dancing or "the new look" . . . "Beans!" . .. Spends time roller skating. bowling. reading, and seeing movies . . . Stares into space when thinking . . . Ifuture bookkeeper . . . ALICE WII.I.lAMS 1596 Hartfo.J Avenue Johnston AI is a sweet girl to know.. . Riding in the rain, talking. and pickles delight her . . . Detests being kept waiting. mystery stories, and conceited people . . . "Ob. crumb!" , . . Seen with Joan Libutti and Barbara Blanchard . . . Raises right eyebrow when in doubt . . . Likes movies. skat- ing, and bicycle riding . . . Future nurse . . . Junior Alliance Francaise 3. 4 A jj MARILYN B. WOOD 36 Bowler Street Woodsie likes music, Andy Russell, art, Mr. Smith, and more music . . . Dislikes C lunch and people who con- verse in a theater . . . "Are you serious?" . . . Spends time swimming, ice skating. and dancing . . . Constantly humming and singing , . . Desires to travel to India and visit the Taj Mahal . . . Ice Skating 5 MERRILL J. WOODARD 118 Calla Street "How you doing?" queries this sports fan . . . Likes Mr. Ritzau and eating. . .Always seen with Romeo Devitt . . . Woody abhors babbling girls and waking up . . . Will be- come a paratrooper for three years . . . Football 1, 2: I-Ii-Y 3, 4, 5: Room Agent 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 One of the most interesting files in the office of the Commercial Department is the graduate file. A CLASS OF CAMERA SHY Iirank N. Bianchini Joseph G. lmondi 736 Academy Avenue 23 Julian Street Wallace W. Bryda Oscar A. Newton 122 Julian Street 19 Roslyn Avenue The Senior File JENNIE ZANFAGNA 33 What Cheer Avenue Studious Jen likes music. strawberry ice cream sodas and a certain green-eyed, curly haired boy QE. S.l . . . Sar- tastic people. heavy make-up, and long rides irk her . . . "Jeepers!" . . . Interested in reading. dancing, ice skating. and collecting famous quota- tions . . . Jen. who blushes quickly, hopes to go to col- lege . . . Golf l: Ice Skating 1: Room Agent 1. 2. 3: Sen- ior Play 6 MARY J. ZANNELLA 41 Hunnewell Avenue Brush cuts. hockey games. hamburgers help keep Poodles happy . . . Ice cream bars, be- ing called Elsie annoy her . . . Often seen swimming at Waterman's, bowling . . . Seen with Peggy Feeney . . . Golf 4: Swimming 3: Y-Teen 5, 6 William D, Lufkin graduated from Mount Pleasant in June, 1943, and eleven months later was killed in small white card, 3" x 5" in size, is typed for every student whose name appears on the semi-annual of- ncial graduation list. The student's name, address, and class are entered on the card. after which it is filed with the hundreds of others which represent the Mount Pleasant alumni body. Each graduate's picture is pasted on his card. The pictures are obtained from proof sheets of the year book, through the courtesy of Miss Kearns. Various items of interest concerning our graduates are cut from the pages of the local papers and are pasted on the reverse side of the former student's card. As time goes on, it is surprising how many such bits of information come to hand. One card is for Trambukis. Leo Paul, who gradu- ated in January, 1941. You may have read about him in the paper recently. Leo is now a mem- ber of the Providence Police force. Twice in recent months he has been commended by his superiors for bravery in apprehending law-breakers. I.eo's card also contains a short article about his service in the army, when he rose to the rank of sergeant and was radio man with the army air forces in England. Anna C. Renzi graduated from Mount Pleasant in January. 1944, then entered Brown University. In June, 1947. she was awarded the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Brown. the first woman to get a degree in engineering from that university. Some few cards record the death of our graduates. Lt. John Riccitelli, a graduate of the class of June. 1942, was killed in France during the late war. Pvt. -..if 56 action in Italy, Always we shall read such entries with mixed emotions of pride and grief. Marjorie Eugitt was a prominent member of the class of June, 1941. I-Ier card in the graduate tile records that her engagement to Lt. Martin S. Mc- Donough, U.S.N,R.. was announced in the Providence Bulletin of July 6, 1945. An item from the Provi- dence Journul of January 20. 1946, describes Mar- jorie's wedding to Mr. McDonough. The following year there was a birth announcement of a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. McDonough. On February 15, 1948. the Providence Journal contained this item, "Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. McDonough of New London, Conn.. formerly of Providence, announce the birth of a second daughter, Laurie Beth. on Jan. 11 . . Some instances of a change of name are shown when matrimony was not the reason for the change. Thus, we have a cross reference card which reads, "Brother Aquinas Timothy. See Rapa, Joseph Thomas." And on Joseph's card we read that he graduated from 'Mount Pleasant in June. 1943, was in the service during World War II, when he served in the Army Medical Corps in the European theatre of operations, then entered the order of Christian Brothers. Thus our graduate tile grows in two ways-in the total number of alumni and in the interesting items that we collect about them. Although they are no longer with us at Mount Pleasant. we do not forget our graduates. nor do we lose interest in them. Wherever our former students may go, our best wishes follow them. E..- JUNE 1948 L..-' " ' Q -.. 1- -. 23 ' - - ' -A We -m...- , I 'iv I1 fame W A 6 1 I 5 if Rhode Island Honor Society MARILYN C. ALBANESE EVELYN D. BALDONI PATRICIA M. BARR VIRGINIA M. EIANCO AURA CUTITAR J.-La CLARA L. D'AMICO 2'- ARTHUR s. DANDENEAU Rong! ' EUGENE M. D'ANDREA HOKOD EVA M. DVCLEMENTE R ANN M. DUCA -' AIETE ANCIELIINA FLORIO 1 -J ANNA C. GABELLIERI 11, , BARBARA L. GARDINER VILMA C. GRELLE . Y BEATRIICE A. GUIDO JOHN T. HALLEY PASCO E. IAFRATE RAYMOND E. KRUSZYNA MARTHA I. MACRAE BIANCA L. MAIELLo s4?'!fo X JENNIE ZANFAGNA MARY A. MAKO ITALO C. MAZZARELLA JOAN D. MOTTA MARILYN L. NEVILLE ANN P. NOACK JANET S. PERLINI WANDA H. ROZPAD CAROLE A. RUSSELL RALPH G. SALVAGNO MARIE M. SANTANGELO LENORA A. SANTANGINI MARIE D. SANTANIELLO PHYLLIS M. SAUTE MARIE A. SCACCIOTTI DOROTHY C. SNOW PETER SPINELLA PAULETTE F. TOWNSEND JOSEPHINE A. TRABUCCO STELLA M. VANNELLI GLORIA R. VITULLO Anthony Medal Wl1lllCfS . 461 780 -.X IBIS Eugene M. D'Andrea il l Angelina Elorio sl , HONORABLE MENTION Marilyn C. Albanese Paul E, Phillips Shorthand and Typewriting Certificates Aura Cutitar Clara L. D'Amico Barbara L. Gardiner Marie A. Scacciotti Marilyn L. Neville Angelina M. Pate Janet S. Perlini Bookkeeping Certificates Virginia M. Bianco Ann M. Duca Vilma C. Grelle Lilliam G. Santoro Publications Awards Patricia M. Barr Mary A. Mako Vilma A Colella Raymond I Millar Eugene M. D'Andrea Q Marguerite R. Navarette Marie R. DQPQIO Elizabeth J. Paterson Barbara C. Lufkin Gilbert A. Werner Anthony Medal Essays Trallsfiguration of a Cloud EUGENE M. D'ANDREA Warm, gentle zephyrs propel lleecy, billowy clouds through an azure summer sky. The huge formations of moisture seem to over- hang the earth and smile down upon it as if the earth were nothing more than a play- thing of the clouds' own fancy. Far below the clouds, upon the earth, it is humid: it is hot. The breeze comes as a heavenly relief on such a summer day. Although I have many important duties which I could ful- fill, I resign myself to sit under the cooling shade of a soft, beckoning pine, look at the tranquil sky, and observe what actually is to be seen there. In the fantastic nature of the intricate world about me, I encounter numerous and cluttered ideas. Slowly they clear, and one by one drop into three categories, as if some master- mind had solved the problem for me. Actu- ally there is nothing more to the fleecy clouds than moisture, but to the dreamer there is more-much more. I interpret some of the clouds as being dark, fruitful, earth-plantiful of resources and eager-giving of food. I see plowed fields, honeycombed with rows of cultivated, life-preserving nutrients. Richly- laden orchards appear before me: green and fertile pastures dot the placid countryside. About the huge, snow-capped mountains I can visualize brooks, bubbling over rocks and crevices. Never-ending forests and foliage stretch out to meet foreboding and mysterious oceans. Around the scintillating crystals of snow that top the gigantic mountains, water slips and falls over jagged edges. As it falls, so does the whole pattern of nature. It falls and evolves into man. Upon the valleys and flatlands, mazes of steel and concrete become bridges, roads, and tunnels. The towering skyscrapers, arch- ways symbolic of triumph, monuments. and roads, all engineered by man, prove his in- telligence and worthiness of being on the same planet with nature. The peaks of the clouds suggest the tops of the skyscrapers, and beyond these structures, which seem to dwarf the people below them, row after row of domestic refuges can be seen. Everything here has been made possible for man by nature. At the zenith of everything-mountains. skyscrappers, valleys-there is a force that propels the whole universe, a power that con- trols all, a power that dictates fairly the changing fortunes of the world. He, out of all the mentioned items, is the only factor whom we cannot really see, but I, as a dreamer, can. He looks down at us, the whole world, at His assistant, Nature, at the rows of houses, and at the extrinsic beauty that man has injected into His structures. He is the guiding hand that is ever watching over the souls of the men who will receive Him. He is the booming Tide that controls, yes controls at the ilick of a thought, what the planet Earth shall do and become. As I gaze upward into space, now that the clouds have gone, I have a lucid understanding of the entire world I live in. From my posi- tion, a speck on a boiling and rolling planet, I look and I can plainly see-I see Nature, I see Man, I see God. 5 8 +3...... The European Recovery Program ANGELINA Promo In these dangerous times, when the world is hovering on the brink of disaster, millions of people are looking forward to the United States for aid and assistance in the European struggle for recovery. When one tries to analyze the European predicament, he must consider these points-the situation, the effect on the European population, and the remedy. Today, Europe is in a very chaotic state. Thousands of displaced persons are wander- ing over the face of the continent. A severe food shortage is causing countless numbers to starve to death. A limited supply of food is being sold at inflationary prices, causing a depression far more serious than the one America experienced in the late '2O's and early '30's. Economic conditions are very bad. Great Britain formerly exported her manufactured goods to the United States, Russia, and other countries. In return she would receive food with which to feed her people. Now, instead of being customers of England, the United States and Russia have become her competitors, since they manu- facture and export goods similar to those from which Great Britain makes a living. Before the war England had a booming shipping industry. Now, because of the lack of materials with which to build ships, her shipping industry is almost dead. Even if she did have goods to export, she would not have the ships in which to transport them. France is in much the same predica- ment. She possesses few resources. She has some iron-ore but a very small supply of other minerals. Coal, oil, and other necessities she must obtain from other countries. The situation in a few of the smaller countries is better, but most of them are suffering from the very poor conditions which exist. There is no shadow of a doubt that the people of Europe are drastically in need of aid from the United States. But, why are they not doing more to help themselves? The answer to this question is easy enough to understand. Europeans have gone through very much more than it seems the human mind and body can endure. The price they paid in the war is far greater than what Americans have had to pay. The war was brought right to their doorsteps. Their homes were bombed and destroyed. Loved ones were killed before their very eyes. Most of them are now starving and are dressed in tattered and torn rags. Of course, thcfc Europeans have no spirit left in them. Their morale is at a very low pitch. Naturally. they believe there is nothing left to live for. So they see no reason for trying to help them- selves and better the conditions in their par- ticular countries. When considering the remedy for the situ- ation, one thinks first of the uplifting of the people's morale. The people of Europe should be assured that the American popula- tion will do everything in its power to help them and will not let them down. In this way, their confidence in the world will grow. If they know that someone cares and is look- ing out for their welfare. they will certainly do their utmost to get back on their feet. The United States should conduct several special drives to send food abroad. In these drives, the American people will be spurred on if posters and slogans are adopted. In addition to the money which Congress is setting aside to send to Europe, certain small European communities may be "adopted" by schools of the United States. From time to time, money, food packages, and clothing may be sent to these communities by the schools which adopted them. Many Americans do not understand fully the European situation. Booklets and pamphlets may be printed to illustrate conditions and show the necessity of aiding Europe. If every American co- operates with this plan, the European people will be well started on the road to recovery. --.qi 59 Senior Play Cast Ifirsi row. lell to right: E. D'Andrea, R. Mink. M. Albanese, A. Lules, B. Maiello. Second row: C. Vanner, lf. Reynolds. E. DiClemente. R. Salvagno. M. Mako. E. Baldoni. I l inriio, J. Zanlagna. THE girl ill-"You know, Shirley, you're ..,f..gZf fy..- HYANKEE DOODLE AMERICAN" A Three Act Comedy bl' Dana Thomas Director - Mi Shirley Bradford Jessie Bradford Gram .....,.. 1-Uber! Bradford . Lorefla Bradford. . . Lucius Bro wn . Richie Bradford ,.,. Marilla Johnson lllilbar Judson. Bill Sargeanf . .. Mrs. Cameron. . Mrs. Greatralze . Mary Johnson. . . Class Greetings Assistants , . Stage Technician ss Barbara Ci. Keegan . . Evelyn Baldoni . . Marilyn Albanese , . .Mary Mako . .Frank Laurito .. .. Ann Lules Eugene D'Andrea . . . .Robert Mink Catherine Vanner . . . . . . .Ralph Salvagno Erederick Reynolds . . . , . Bianca Maiello . . .Jennie Zanfagna . . Eva DiClemente . ,....., Patricia Barr lEvelyn Delmonico ll.uey Mastronardi Mr. Charles L. Holzapfel Slage Electrician ,..... Mr. John Shanley Unclc XVilbur-"The License Burc.1u'lI bc cn till 0:30, I.ib D.1LifA"I1I1iS is scrious. Richicfu Uncle XVill1ur?'AI,cr 'cm come! I could buy .md scll 'cmf" Richie--"I'll show you the cup I won, wnu' lime." Most Popular Mmt Frirndly uperlatives Bm Best fhnwrsaliunalist Most Brilliant Zonvcrsalionalisl Host lirccwll u . ' X.X, lam Ilrrwl-ll 'E A M, Allwanvsc ll, lzralnloni I.. Lovcridgc A. Macaruso Must l.ilwly - 10 Suqfwd Nlml l.xkuly lu Mmuwl lluiwnl Sllffwll Did Moil Nlusl llappy Gu llcwr lawokimi Must lirlllxaul lnr School lucky ll. Barr A. Bucci Most Popular Mm! lkrirndly llid Nluwl for Mm! Allmlclic School N. Clclardi Pmcwt Dnncvr N, Jackson .I, Vimiui A, Vlaymn Wiuwxx limi lhanu-1 1 G. D'Amhra ll. l,. D'AnClrca Nlusx Vvrsalilr Most Vursalilc lf. I7'Andrca J. Fontaine ln' l mlm T Witlics! 1.. Hamill., vnical Mount lllcasantllc M. Mako I. Mazzarc la lwlmt llappyffluf Typical lVlw'nl Lucky PIv.1xal11ilv :Sig , if ..,..... . J. McNeill J. Mona But lnnlxing Mml llniav-4 ll. l.ombanli A' Bufcl lMoSl llappy-Gu-l.uclxy Boy .I. McNcilll J' Mmm I Typical Mount Plcasantitc CGirlj G, Vcndirmf 62 law- .l. Nicnllcrri ll Pvlcrx Most llappy Gu l.ucky 'llynical Mount Nlnsl Alhlclic Plcasantilr M. Santanirllo G. Vcnclitto Class Prophecy The time-June, 1968: the place-the Mount Pleasant High School Auditorium: the event-class graduation. The members of the June, 1948, class, have been dinner guests of Anthony Macaruso and are now attending the first graduation exercises at which he, as recently appointed principal of the school, will ofiiciate. Among the proud notables awaiting the opening of the exercises is the renowned brain surgeon, Dr. Italo Mazzarella. Beside him sits his friend and associate, Michael Bova, proprietor of the many Bova Funeral Estab- lishments which are scattered throughout the country. A hush descends upon the audience as two famous personages enter the auditorium. Mary Mako. the lovely screen actress. and Antonette Mignanelli, the breath taking opera star. dazzle the crowd with their beau- ty. Thev find seats beside two former class- mates, Nicholas D'Aguanno, the eminent iewelrv manufacturer, and his gracious wife. Bernice. Greetings from all parts of the assemblage are called as the popular radio commentator. Marilyn Albanese, is ushered down the aisle. accompanied by the outstanding concert pi- anist, Gloria Castellone, and the mathemati- cal genius, winner of the Nobel Prize, Marie Santaniello. Coming through the door are Lillian San- toro and Lyman D'Andrea, the world-fam- ous Continental dancers. Directlv behind them is Paul Sincero. owner of the fabulous Madison Square Garden extravaganza, "Sin- cero's Scintillating Circus," which stars Edwin Cahill. the sword-swallower. SpeakinQ with Anthony Macarusso is the brilliant department store executive, Marie De Palo. They are ioined by the sensational crooner, Gilbert Werner, who hails his friend. Eugene D'Andrea. the daring foreign cor- respondent who leads an orche'tra in his spare time. All heads turn as the recently crowned "Miss America," Betty Paterson, makes her entrance. The well-bred ladies in the audience sigh audibly as the handsome hero of motion pic- tures. Joseph Nicolletti, appears before them. At his side is his publicity manager. Raymond Millar. Irving Black, the acclaimed fashion de- signer, steps swiftly down the aisle to meet again his old high school teammates, Joseph Cimini and Edward Lombardi, who now are the respective coaches of the Notre Dame and Army football teams. Recently chosen one of the ten best dressed women in America, Nina Gelardi is congratu lated by the nuclear physicist, Arthur Clay- ton. They warmly welcome a mutual friend, Albert Bucci, who holds the title of "Rhode Island's Man of Distinction." The suspenseful expectation of the throng is evident in the high-pitched conversations. Wondering when the graduation exercises will start are the life-long friends, Jeannette Fontaine, champion woman swimmer, and Catherine Vanner, stage personality. A fa- miliar voice is heard and the two turn around to see District Attorney Arthur Dandaneau conversing with the nation's foremost broker. David Francis. Again the auditorium doors are swung open. Raymond Devitt, the "eagle-eye" of the champion basketball team in America, finds a seat with Merrill XVoodward. be- loved philanthropist and horse lover. They greet the clever cartoonist, Frances Del Santo. widely known bv her witty comic strip. "Doris Dash, Girl Reporter." A babble is heard in the vicinity of Gloria Venditto. gossip columnist and Woman's Page editor of the "Providence Paragraph," the local newspaper. Also in the audience is the "Paragraph's" managing editor, Leonard Loveridge. Seated near the rear of the auditorium is the internationally famous ballet dancer. Paulette Townsend. The widely traveled dancer is finding much in common with an- other world-traveler, Louise Tougas. They are joined bv Evelyn Bnldoni. food connois- seur and author of the best-selling cook book. "Baldy's Baking Tips." Attentive silence overtakes the audience as the lights are lowered to precede the gradua- tion exercises. Members of the class of June. l948, relive the night twenty years earlier when they were the proud recipients of diplomas from Mount Pleasant High School. 63 Senior Thoughts ROBERT B. READ Though our sojourn here at Mount Pleasant Has lasted but three short years, We have, in that limited time, Learned a great deal. We have learned Not only of great events, Literary masterpieces, Scientific discoveries, Mathematical theories: We have learned more. We have learned Better to understand ourselves And other people. We have learned When we may have fun And when we must be serious. Thus, we have grown from children, Thinking only of transitory pleasures, To adults. We have attained a broader outlook: We are enabled to enjoy life more fully. Now, as we prepare For whatever each of us Has in store for him, Let us pause To consider the past three years And the future. We leave this school world of ours With a measure of regret. But as we leave, To become part of a much larger world, Let us be determined These things we have learned That will make us better human beings Will be preserved- I That they will shine forth- That they will make this world L A finer one in which to live. 64 12B Class Officers Victor Dsrclerian President Betty Tashian Vice-President Domenic Dil,orenzo Treasurer Christine DeMarco Secretary 12B Social Committee Paul Aspirinio Jean Lewers Christine Marciano Robert lVlcGinn JOhI'1 PL1l0O liirsr row, left to right: C. De Marco, B. Tashian Anna Ragosta Second row: D. Di l,oren1o, V. Derderinn. Maria Sepe William Tocco First row, left to right: C. Marciano, A. Ragosta, M. Sepe. Second row: R. lVlcGinn, W. Tocco. ---if 65 fir- -- 1213 Home Rooms HOME ROOM 214 Ifirsl row. lcfl to right: .I. Vilippis. B. Stillwater. I.. Gilloolcy. P. D'Amelio, H. Ciprianu C. Ciiangincomo. M. Ncri. C. Norato. Scmnd rowi M. Dc Rolvbio. B. Slanwick, IT. Swicrzb. D. Dc l,.1lla. C. Gaulicri, D. Gmlwlc .I Scniur. C. Mcl..1ugl1lin. .l. Senior. M.Scpc.D.'I'11rchc1l.1. Third row: P. Cl.lPiI'ChiO, A. Mngnn. V. Dc Ifillippu. D, Dil urcnlo. V. Ablmlicul.1. 'I' N1.1sclli..l. l3il'.wIu. 17. .'Xsprinio. If. .'Xpicc..I. Dum. A.C.1rlmnu. F5 fl .... .. .... HOME ROOM 210 Ifirsl row, lcil lo right: l.. Ifmirzinn. C. Marciano. E. I.ufTrcdo. C. DcM.1rw. B. vI1JShi.lI1 .I. S.1nluro, P. DW 'cr. 5 Sccond row: I. Mcklian. A. Vnllnnlc. A. Porfclli. B. Sunderland. D. Pollock. Ig. Iluma M. Dickinson. I5. Tonulinsun. M. Corrrnlc. S. Ronvio. C. I,on11urdu. 'I'hird row: XV. Lmnlmrdo. I5. Mcrlino. A. Vitale, R. Cum. A. Uscnia. R. Oulunsian IJ. I3cN.1rdo. Y. Dcrdcrian. B. ini. A. Col.1n5.lclo..l. Pulco. , X Ifourllw row: A. Coiaconc. l.. X'.1Ic.1rcnghi. I7. Iirragiia. 'If Kcvurkian. R. XVcbb, 1 l unnrdu. .X I amy. A. Pmrocchi. .-.4 66 iw, If , N 4 I iiowiiz ROOM ll? 1 I Q I'll'SI row. Iuit tu right: M. I,oIio. N. Jnmcs. A. C1riIli, NI. M.1rIin. II. zhiniiis. Y. C,oIcII.i. N. Rush. A. N.1varctl.1, J. Howarth. Sccond row: Ii. Maurano. D. Durando, I. Ccdronc. If. CnI.irdo. J. I.cwcrs. R. Dui' M.iiiniiqIi.1i14 P.W.1rd. V. Mclflroy. S. Mannarclli. S. O'Bricn. IVI. Morrii. Third row: T. IVICI-Iugh. J. Dciun, B. Iildrcdpc. If. H.1i'Iiin. ID. Moss. .I. C1i.iiidch.1nip. A. I5isIw. I5uurIIi row: R. Iannucci. V. DCI.uc.i. C. Ihivslis. Ii. Mciiiiin. R. ID.lI1SCI't'Jll. I, 'I'i'oi.ino .N Broccoli. Ii. Gus. HOMIE ROOM ZIH Ifirsr row. left to right: B. Cicmma. B. fVI.1noi.1n, .X Rngusin. IT NI.icuLIoiiiw. R. R.iq.iim .X Mcflcc. G. Ifurruoln. Svcond row: J. Pcrrolli. Ii. Mignclla. J. XX'iIIi.imson. S. XX'omI. J. Cloghill. NI. 'I'Iiuiiipson I7. I,L'II'JCCJ. A. Saniinno. If. Palumlwo, IQ. Rochira. 'Iiliird ruw: R. Silliphnnl, J. O4Bricn. J. Dol Ciiudifc. Cf. IDiS.inu. B. Ricci. J. XX'umIuImki Ii. Mcndcncc, I.. Rapa. G. Dorm.1nAiiari. D. Trinqiic. -. he , iff? First row. left to right: J. Thornton, A. D'Ambra. Second row: R. De Stefano, P. Pastore. 11A Social Com 11A Class Offieera Peter Pastore President Anna D'Ambra Vice-President Robert DeStefano Treasurer Jean Thornton Secretary Virginia Conley William Drury Lucille Fontaine Romeo Imbriaco George Manoogian Anthony Penta Betty Pesare Stella Petracca Anthony Rappa Pauline Rappa Orlando Savastano John Shola Olga Vicario Barbara Votta Robert West Esther Zelano First row, left to right: B. Pcsare. O, Vicario. Second row: B, Votta, V. Conley. S. Petrarca, l,. Fontaine, li. Zelnno. P. Rappa, Third row: XV. Drury, A. Penta. J, Shola, G, Manoogian, O, Savastano. 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Volta, M. Diinton. M. Dussauli, P. Moran. S. Rtwlcs. M. Sutinn. M. 'l'origi.iii A. D'.Ni11lvr.i. l.. Dilorcnlo. M. M.idd.ilcii.i. 'l'hird row: O. lVl.inooginn. ll. Ciucrm. M. Gaslmrro. D. Dcflngclis. .l. Sullivan. .I M.iictt.i lf. Ciiovannucci. lf. Zangari, F. Quartrocchi. Ci. Dilorio. HOMIL ROOM 305 lfirst row. left to right: M. Anmliitnno. li Chili. .l. Poulos. R. Pclluiicr. C. .lnclwmiy A. Vnclmon. li. Zclnnu, A. Hmiing. D. Spnliano. .l. Milcy. A, lzsposiiti. Sccnntl row: H. Accto. P. Schroeder. l.. Zanilmranu, R. ilimintvr. XV. Ciuny, ll. l'mrrtl li. Davoli. R. Vinltun. A. Penta. lf. Dcl,uc.i. ililwirtl row: li. Rossi, A. Soccio. .l. lrivisoiino, li. Svpoiuwslii. R. Ntmitii. N. lylllll-IICY XV. Morctti. R. Gimrnicro. M. Rnstclli. --wif 71 lk-- First row, left to right: E. Del Ricco, D. Pitocchelli. Second row: E. Rochon, J. Tria. 1113 Class Officers Joseph Tria President Elaine DelRicco Vice-President Elmer Rochon Treasurer Dena Pitocchelli Secretary 11B Social Committee Domenic Barricelli Florence Bourgoin Gilda DeLuca Antonette Gonelli Edward Holland Anna La Torre Joseph Lisa Anna Marchetti Barbara Paola Barbara Polselli Salvatore Provenzo Omer Thibodeau Eirsl row. left to right: E. Bourgoin. A. l.a Torre, A. Marchetti, B. Polselli. Second row: O. Thibodcau, Q. De Luca. E. Holland. A. Gonnelli, J. Lisa. " 72 lie HB Home Rooms HOMIE ROOM lOl l'irstrow.left1o right: D. Neri. M. Dercleiian. B. Binns. Second row: A. Gonnelli. .-X. 'l'mp.1li.1n. B. Smith. D. Ciemnm. M. XX'.iieh.im. lf. Ruxsn. B. .l0rcl.m. G. lncone. A. Bianchi. 'lihird row: P. Clrineeri. Ci. Mnrclielli, M. M.1rf.iegio. li. Ciriceo. 17. Sui.ilvi.in. V. l,ill.1. .X Apicerno. .l. Monluozi. li. Rasa. l7ourLl1i'ow: V. Barlmln. li. Del Ciiuelfcf. R. Dflnioie. D. B.1ri'ic:lli. If Cilmiziiere. D XK'.1lfl:. 1. BOll.1l'l0. HOME ROOM lllfl lfirst row, left to right: li. Pelmngelo. R. Boulanger. Ci. l,epore. V. Simoli. A. 'l'.il.i A. Mnrchelti, N. Di liruscio. R. Corso. D. Taglione. T. Perloren. Second row: M. 'lVl.mc0. B. Gabrev. M. Rudowslxi. R. l:CI'l'llCfl. .l. ll.1ll.1m. D. XVl1iIm.m G. Gnulieri. A. Mninelli. P. clllglldlllflll. Pi. C.1rnegis. Ci. Ilono. 'liliird row: J. Gelardi. l.. l,.imlolE, A. AllYlll.l. A. Barlulomucei. lf. Roelx. l7. Bourgoin D. Bnldini. D. Cnrluone. R. Magnnnimi. li. Me'1.1imlle. Ci. Colune. xl. Remlim-. 7 7 liourlh row: Ci. R.in:.lnlI, R. lelers, N. lmvimsil. R. Swlllldllll. B. liiiggs, ,X Ciiurvi-we C. Mnzzarella. O. 'l'hil1ode.iu. XV. lfluri. -- 73 luis-- HOME ROQM II7 lfirsi row. lcll lo right: A. Masi. C. McMann. I. Clnlclti. M. Mcrc.1d.mIc. IB. Iluylc. N Scnior. N. Rossi. Second row: C. Vnlin. G. Major, IS. Polsclli. C. Cnppclli. B, Mason. D. l.isi. If. Dsl Riccu D. Iloringon. Third row: A. Concn. G. De I,uc.i. D. Ilitocchclli. R. Cristoplicr. II. Iiiliplmwxki. ID Morctla. M. Cutilarc. HOME ROOM IZO Iiirsi row, Icfx to right: A. l.n'I'orrc. I.. Crcncn. M. Iunncy. V. Clmsc. D. limes. If. I.1mv fl. Hartley. C. Bcrubc. .I. Caruolo. H. Topolcwski. Second row: 'If I3lorio. I.. Capraro. .l. Carlson. J. Casey, H. Swindull. C. Mclino. D. Aicllo. B. Burns. N, Amnml. A. Ngpolillo. R. Shurtlcfl, Third row: 'If Di I,ibcro, I.. Sangiuliano, Ii. Iiiorilo, A. Bomlm, If. Ixporc. C. Karpovill. Ii. Inilwrinco. H. Ramponu. V. .Mor.1I'vi1o, .I. 'I'ri.1. R. Bucci. IIOUFIII row: .I. Alcxyon. A. Pctlcruli, .I. Cnlitri, If. Roclion. H. Cf.1pi1.iim, .I. lisa. R 1 Mninclli. R. I,il1i lti. 0,5 74 k.. .... III All RUUNI llll l11x1 11-11-, I1-I1 111 11,gI11 X I.1.Iwv. .'X I11,11.1 If IM' Ii11I1I1111. I4 Ii.1111', N INI1111-11111. .X Iumyi SI111111I111w II I-11 1-x, II l11.1111I1I1.1111p, I' II11II.1111I IX Iic1'11,111. XX' I1.1x11. X' IJ11111'gI111. .I Ihwn II1111I111w I7 I'r1mI 111.111 .I IJ1111111, .I Mi IM-111111ll. IX I'.1rg1111Il. 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Q. l'..1..-mg, v, I.-W...-. Ii L'p.h..11 Iuullh mw I' Nan :Iumx S IX'I,nwII.l, C xv1..,.,.'.-, R l'.....y, A Ininm v HOME ROOM 220 Ifirsl row. lCl.l to right: M. 'I-FJIWLICCO, .-X. Pclrieone. Cl. Di I,nren7o. .I. I7.1IumIuo. Second row: If. Gesualdo. C. XVesInedge. C. Iferrnnli. S. 'I'origi.1nls. C. NI.1rculivin, Xl Rainone. M. Toner. I. x"JI'C111Cl7O.1lS. H. De PAIQ. A. Bokur. Third row: P. Placido. R. Rugg. C. Samos. J. Parc. H. Millard. rl. Vili. R. I,ehm.1nn H. Derderian. I'. McCrorey. C. Smith. I7ourlh row: .I. Vallnnte. S. Ifunarn. If. Scamnlulvi. A. I7.1lri.1rcA. IS. M.1rscIl.1. R. IDCECCIIIQ B. K.1ne..I. Ciardielln. B. Murray. If. Scvecio. 'If Kelly. HOME ROQM 306 I5irsl row ICI-I Lo right: M. Marslmll. M. Stephenson. G. Acelo. Ci. Idunggo. 7 Second row: R. Croce, H. Niemllw. 'If De Angelic. R. Cllllhlll I.. Ialumlm. C .llliu I. Conti. I7.Ci.1rci.1. If. Mellu, R. Colnluca. 'Ikhird row: .I. fVIurrisun, N. M.1l.11'ese. R. Caruulo, .I. :Xd.u11o, J. Clarrily. .I. Clallnglur A, DH-Xmore. A. Germano ,eil 78 Iii..- IIOMIZ ROOM 313 Ifirsx row, Ich lo right: S. Zompn. Ii. O'Bricn. P. Ixgcndrc. I.. Iiarrcll, M. Ihxlconc I . Ricci. II. Rcgo. C. XViscman. Svcnnd row: 'If Dc Ijclrillo. XV. Kicrnan. IE. BIJHCITCIIC, R. Crossley. B. Hallbcrg, U. Iinffoni I . Yiscolosi. R. Iforcino. .I. Ginnquitli. R. Dc I.uc.1. Third row: J. Paola, R. Ganicpy. A. Matthews. G. I'.1rr.1cunc. N. Jacqucs, XV. Tucker X. Ci.1r.m1cIIo, M. Pcnson. .I. Gaynor. HOMIZ ROOM 318 Ilirxl mw. IUII IO right: I- Maher. I.. Corso. P. Cicconu. R. Di Mcglio. I3. CIIIITIUIT. IB Irccnc. I. Ilzcllufci. M. Dcr M.moucIi.1n. II Suomi row: B. GIIIIIIJI1, .X Di Sano. A, Di Morin. D. IDII'xl'lIllOY1O. I . Summa. IX. .-XIIW X CiI.1rk. .X IIAgwpi.m. I-X. CIHIII. IS. ci.1IT1D.1I'OI1k'. Ihxrd row: If. Ilupkins. V. Dc I..llll'O. .I. Ifmncis. R. Bcrnivr. .I, Capnssu. I, IROYSI. . O'RciIIy. H. Yfannini. R.Cos1.m1inn. R. XX'iIIws. 79 pw IIUTXII IU Inu I.-II I II III lim, ,I lu! X. 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II II IuIuII1w IXI I ,ul--x' N IH II luI1.l Lum 11 II Np.uuIIIumL Il Hum Ilm-I IMI li I 1,1 ,-III., A lm.. x In I.-um. I III Nu IXI-I.xI.1, Il IM INIIIIIU XX' lx.-III-v. I2 I I Im'Iv. .I X11-m I-.mxlh mu I I Im 0 IE Im.-, A I ulnluu I Ikullu, . X' IXI.lIII1.x. Il Xu-In ufli, R II.vmIu1I4u ll I III I'-yum x if i U S Q 4 GQ 5 .hx f " f " 'f' w iii Q 5 W Nw X Z W 5 V3 w rv xv r si W F ,ab ww QL awe v 'D 1 1 4 6 W W f Y? S Q W , 1 . an l mf . .glass 3, Y Q Ek N 12 .qx ,SS Q Sr W il! W Y -' f w 1' ,M , ,wifi 'a-ft? .Q Y. ' at V ' ,lx ' if fi 5 3 Y as 55 If wg yy 5, I xx, Q N? Q5 f N sms xi xq WQ W Debbie Doe l.et's accompany Debbie Doe. a typical Mount Pleasant student, through a typical Mount Pleasant day. Always prompt, Debbie arrives at her locker at pre- cisely 8 157 A.M., is victorious in her usual daily tussle with that trickly little demon, her locker combination, discovers that her lunch still is at home on the kitchen table. and beats the nine o'clock bell by a quarter of a swf,- ,-4 ,- ,J TR QZB,-,, x7 second. Debbie attempts to hnish her math homework during home room period, but finds that the problems which Miss Conneely explained so clearly in class yesterday have become strangely difficult over night. Sh: is grimly endeavoring to puzzle them out when the end of the home room period causes the befuddled Debbie to gather her books and lunge toward the door. because home room is on the first floor and Miss Stucker's psychology class is in Room 329. Minutes fly by as our Mount Pleasantite drops her 41,"'x3 5517 X x u 'K X 5 bl f E Vi books on the sairs, thereby evoking giggles from girlish onlookers and grumbles from the boy who picks them up for her. Debbie accepts her recovered load with thanks and a sweet smile. causing her Sir Galahad to be glad he played the part. Into class she rushes without further mishap, pausing to smile at Miss Stucker. Ah, the day looms brighter as our heroine reads her American Observer and delivers her floor talk without a flaw. The period ends almost too soon. and this time Debbie can stroll to English at a leisurely pace. for Miss Nolan's class is on the second floor. Harry Happy, a classmate, explains the troublesome math problems as they walk down the stairs, making the four minutes of passing time profitable. Debbie pleases Miss Nolan by passing in a perfect home work assignment, but almost disgraces herself by blithely remarking that she enjoyed the reading of Eugene O'Neill's play. Romeo and Juliet. Horrors, her luck is changing again! Third period and gym class are always welcome. Debbie manages to arrive safely and on time at her place in the gym line. only to discover, to her con- sternation. a pair of bright red socks glaring above her A-at - 7.:.is', 2 iii-igbg t 49125 sneakers. Miss Forsell discovers the crime at the same moment. and a stern reprimand and an order to remain after school result from her neglecting to change into regulation white socks, Trouble, trouble. trouble! Her spirits are revived somewhat. however. when she engages in a speedy volleyball game. At A lunch. Debbie exchanges confidences with Doris Daffy and Betty Baldy as follows: "Did you do your English home work yet?" "I wonder if Johnny will ask me to the dance." "Minnie Magpie has an adorable new bracelet." "Did you see Janie Jeepers' fingernails? They're three inches long-imagine." Somehow they manage to consume unbelievable amounts of food. Lunch over, Debbie faces a speed test in typing. She doesn't make it. Poor Debbie! The typewriter stuck. her Hngers slipped-she just couldn't concentrate. More hurrying ensues as fifth period finds our Mount Pleasantite scurrying from typing class on the first floor to study hall. The grave atmosphere of study hall. under the watchful presence of Miss Coutanchc, enables Miss Doe to do most of her home work and to study those tricky math problems before attend- ing her last period math class. As the bell ends the period, Debbie feels .1 trifle smug as she watches her fellow students scrambling for the door. She has no hurrying to do. for Miss Conneely's room is but a few doors down the corridor. Debbie tries to absorb the fund of facts Miss Conneely FCS .1:""' Wig so painstakingly explains. but the three o'clock bell is welcome. This time. everyone rushes, for the day is over. Her locker behaves beautifully. so one of the first in the throng of students to tumble out of school is Debbie Doe, our typical Mount Pleasantite. A typical day is over. with its little annoyances, but for Debbie all her joys make up for her trials-even for math problems. and lockers that stick. 'Guess what! Debbie forgot to stay after school for Miss Forsell! gg.- tugs af' lt-tt to Rizzo, . lManagt'rl. Varsity Basketball The Mount Pleasant Varsity quintet had the poten- tialities of a championship ball club this year. but the loss of a few nip and tuck decisions resulted in a me- diocre season for the Highlander five. The Varsity courtmen started off with a bang as they took Eve straight exhibition tilts after dropping their initial game to St. Raphael's. The consistent high scoring of Paul Sincero and Ed Cahill. plus some dazzling play-making by Tony Macaruso, highlighted these pre-season con- quests. They kept up their fast pace by downing Pawtucket West in the league opener 54-52 as Paul Pagano netted the winning basket in overtime. After trimming Rogers 57-47 Mount Pleasant was to meet its arch rival, La Salle, rated as one of the best teams in the state. Taking an early lead and maintaining their advantage for three periods the Highlanders had very bright hopes: but the dismissal of high-scoring Paul Sincero. via the foul route, put a damper on their chances of victory as they fell behind in the final minutes. losing 44-30. "Bones" Cahill was high gunner for the night. garnering I8 points. while Tony Macaruso chipped in 8 markers. along with his usual brilliant play-making. The team then lost three straight before snapping out of their slump by thumping East Providence 38-I7. Central. paced by all-state Ralph Catuogno. then turned the tables on Mount Pleasant in a closely contested battle. The Green Thunderbolt of Cranston was reduced to a mere spark as the Mount Pleasant basketeers put on one of the most dazzling displays of passing and shooting ever seen on our court. ln addition to our high scoring trio tSincero, Cahill. Macarusol the aggressive rebound- ing of Tony Rizzo and Tony DeClemente paved the way to a 65-36 triumph. This game ended the first round of play. After trouncing Rogers 62-ll the Allenmen played host to a high-riding La Salle five. The Highlanders were up for this contest. but l.ady l.uck was not with them. With seconds left to play Ed Renehan scored the tie- breaking basket for the Maroons. putting them ahead to stay 42-41. A much-protested foul called on Tony DeClemente, as he tried to put Mount Pleasant back in the game. could have renewed their hopes of victory: but the referee ruled that the foul was committed after the nnal buzzer had sounded. The Mount Pleasant hoopsters then put up a terriuc battle against a strong Pawtucket East tive but were downed 47-45 as Dick Buba scored the winning basket in the waning seconds of play. Central was the Highlanders next and linal victim of the season, falling before a 64-point barrage as the Mount Pleasant marksmen were definitely on the target. while they collected only 44 tallies. "Bones" Cahill tZ4l. Patil Sincero 1235. and Tony Rizzo t IZ? were prominent factors in the victory. along with the fine ball-handling and play-making of lDeClemente and Macaruso. Although seeing limited service, substitutes Ray Devitt, Dick Feeney. and Joe Morrissey were a dehnite asset to the club. Ed Shaw. one of the team's most ag gressive men. saw considerable service before he gra duated. The latter four. along with the starting live. are all seniors and have played their last games for Mount Pleasant. Paul Sincero, our potential all-stater. amassed a total of 384 points throughout the season's play and 300 points in league competition for the greatest scoring feat ever accomplished by a Mount Pleasant basketball player. Although they didn't realize their goal of reaching the state playoffs. the team did succeed in winning more games than any Mount Pleasant aggregation in recent years. The boys on the team were a real credit to their school and never failed to put up a good show while representing their school in competitive play. sa it-t lu ataruso right lratnor tllt-.id gurl, J. Pulvo. A. l cone, P. Pagan l.amy. T. Maselli. Ou oosian, li. Vahill Sincero tfaptainl, ' R I' ny .N K. lhrvitt. A. M lit' Clemente. A. Use o. at is li I. I. ll li l I' ll F ill. J. Morrissey. li llaskin Wrestling The 1947 season of wrestling at Mount Pleasant proved to be interesting and fairly victorious. After beating East Providence. Mount Pleasant was set back by Hope. In the weeks to follow these two events, our matmen won two matches and lost one. Our team beat Moses Brown and Cranston but lost to Central. The grapplers made a very good showing during the season and suc- ceeded in placing four men in the State Meet tChampionshipj. Mount Pleasant Hnished fourth in the finals which were held early in March. Central piled up points for first place and Moses Brown placed second. Cap- tain Ed Peters H45 lb. classj won his semi- Hnal match but was edged out by Sepe of Central in the finals. Ed Stabile. husky 165 lb. class man, won a decision in the finals over Cilley of Hope and became the State Champion in his class. Other men who gained entrance into the finals were Rappa and Shola. Coach Nelson is looking forward to next year, as the number of veteran grapplers makes the outlook promising. First row. left to right: W. DeQuattro CPlayer-Managerj, J. Shola, R. Marciano. E. Peters CCaptainj, A. Butler, A. Rappa, B. Marsella. Second row: E. Harbin. A. Dc-Petrillo, J. Cimini, P. Surabian. E. Stabile. Third row: P. Rattenni. R. Coogan. I.. Murray. D. Walsh. B. McGinn. J. Dean. W. Mendence. 85 13..- Indoor Track First row, left to right: C. Samos, L. Grande, N. Carnegis. A. Corvese, A. Giangrande. 1. Black CPlayer-Managerj . Second row: A. Avakian, A. Votolato, B. Rao, F. Mernick, J. Wendoloski, A. Davis, R. Grant, O. Thibodcau. Mount Pleasant was represented in all Rhode Island and major New England meets this past winter, an excellent preparation for the outdoor season and next year. Outstand- ing meets were our own state meets and the Malden, Boston Greater Boston, and the Bowdoin Interscholastic. Boys who have made a continuous good showing for Mount Pleasant are Anthony Giogrande in the sprints. Nicholas Carnegis in the low hurdles, John Wendoloski in the 880 yd. and 1000 yd. run, Arthur Votolato in sprints and 600 yd. run, and Arthur Corvese and Vincent Barbato. This indoor team is a strong nu- cleus for the coming outdoor season, as many of the outstanding performers are juniors or sophomores. With these boys Mount Pleas- ant should rule supreme in local and New England-wide competition next year. Although our team was overshadowed by the performers of La Salle and East Provi- dence, we still had a successful season. -..gf 86 E+..- .f l ttxl lou. lett to right V lepore. A Viti. A letian Srtoittl tow ll liiantl- trump. it st.-time v, lk-rtlt-iiau tt aptatitl, A lieigeiou, Nl lVOuotrio Fcnving llaultlball .Nlthough they did l1t1l succeed in delending the city championship which they had annexed for two con secutive years, the Mount Pleasant fencers could always be counted on tor a creditable performance. llit hard by graduation. the lioilsmen were left with only one veteran. Captain Yic Derderian. Despite their lack of experience. the remainder ol, the team. composed chiefly of tenth graders. did liairlv well against two or three-year veterans ot' the fencing wats. After losing a heartbrealter. 4-'M to the eventual city champs. Central. the Stepalsmen trotinced llope tv-l in their best match of the season. Art Bergeron and Ray Siedyilt. Mount Pleasant nominees for the city individual title, were the team's most con- sistent winners. copping live and four bouts respectively. The former two, along with Vic Derderian. Ray Clrandchamp. Ara l.ehan. and Rico D'Onofrio were the mainstays ot' a squad which. according to Coach Stepalt. shotild have a very bright future. 1 lhe Mount l'leasant Highlanders once again won the I'rovidence Public Schools llandball Championship. Although Mount Pleasant lost to Hope in their iirst encounter they won the meet by total points. llope placed second with live points. and Central third with four. De Iiusco defeated Jackson of Central by a score ol ll -7. Picirilli and Apicerno won single matches against Central. Ina double match Butler and lfandetti won over Ciiuglielnio and Kasegain of Central. The Highlander squad has participated in intra-mural handball matches since last November and this practice gave them ease in winning the city meet. Coach Clarlte believes that Mount Pleasant will talte the crown again next year as the team is losing no one bitt will be made tip entirely ol' veteran players. lust init. l.tit to iight .X teiitoti.. N t .it.ilano, X l'ittiiilli tt .lptatii l. ,X .Xpttriiitu X' lit-lwixto St-tt-it-l lotv l Ho thou, N lortiei, X' l antletti, .X llutlri, A liontba. lbiitl you l7 tatalr. la. lkiiritflli. N trut- nt-ttc. l. ttiav f Cl16CI'lC1:1dC1'S G. VENDITTO, Head 'Cheerleader C. MARCIANO A. DUCA E. PARISE J. V. Basketball After winning three out of four exhibition tilts the Mount Pleasant J. V. cottrtmen settled down to a slower pace. They dropped the season's opener 32430 to Pawtucket West as the Rangers tallied the winning bas' ket in the waning seconds of play. After losing in over- time to Rogers, thev put up a spirited offensive against a classy La Salle tive, but ended up onthe short end of a 4 l -'56 count. Breaking out of their lethargy. our J. V. hoopsters copped a thrilling 24-22 victory from East Providence as Don Moss dunked the winning basket in overtime: they then proceeded to down Cranston with a dazzling 'SOYZ5 triumph. ln the second round, the .junior Allenmen avenged an earlier setback by soundly thumping Pawtucket West 33-17. The scoring was fairly evenly divided among the starting tive of Moss, Puleo. Usenia, Lamy, and Pagano. At the half term four of the starting quintet moved up to the Varsity. leaving Pagano, along with Deliusco, DeAngelis. Boxold, and Mr. Haughey's un-coming tenth graders, to carry the brunt of the attack. Our J. V. squad this year was a scrappy, hard-driving group of boys who certainly will continue to uphold the repuf tation of Mount Pleasant. liirst row, left to right: P. Cesaro, D. De Angelis, B. Briggs, H. Capuano, J. Alexyon, A. lfascione. Second row: G. Randall, S. Catalano. C. Karpovitz, V. De Fusco. R. Mainelli, Grieco. R. Peters. First row. left to "right: B. Sharpe, G. Vitullo, E. Palumbo, B. Rosa, P. D'Amelio, B. Manoian, B. Maiello. Second row: L. Bourbonnais, J. Senior, F. Tomlinson, J. Senior, M. Goff, N. Bisignano. E. Delmonico, J. Gallogly. Third row: B. Lewis B. King, D. Firth, M. Albanese, J. Motta, M. Corrente. M. Dickinson, C. Marciano, C. De Marco, B. Sunderland. Fourth row: !JQJWRiccitelli, B. Rosa, E. Baldoni, J. Cambio, M. Santaniello. A 'Ax-s - Girls, Basketball The most popular of the girls' sports last winter was basketball. In fact it was so pop- ular that three classes had to be formed to accommodate all those who wished to play. The 12B and 12A teams met every Monday afternoon under the supervision of Miss Helen Wrynn: the l0A's, directed by Miss Alice Forsell, played Tuesdays: and the 11B and l lA groups had their games on Wednesdays. with Miss Mary Ziesenitz as coach. The first three or four weeks of the season were devoted to practice, the assembling of teams, and general preparation for the games to come. In these first weeks the girls also tried a new type of girls' basketball in which 'izone-guarding" is used: however. the play- ers did not like it so well as the older method. so it was discarded. After the first prepara- tory weeks the players launched into real action to provide plenty of suspense and ex- citement during the games. All of the girls really enjoyed themselves this term and learned many new things about basketball. 89 E+..- First row, left to right: G. Werner, M. 'Mako, R. Millar, P. Barr, D'Andrea B. Paterson. H. Klippell. Second row: I.. Emirzian, A. Celona, M. Thompson, M. MacRae, M, Navarctte. B. l,ufkin, V. Colella. M. DePalo, I,. Santoro, F. Tomlinson, S. Ronzio. Third row: J. Iiilippis, J. Santoro, P. Dwyer, P. Eastwood, N. Cole, V. Derderian, J. Pulco, V. Conley. N. Amaral, H. Topolewski, A. Cedroni. YC. DiMarzo. Netop taff Edrlor-in-Chr'ef+PATRlClA BARR Senior Editors-Marie DePalo, Mary Mako, Betty Paterson Sporls lfrlzilorbliugene D'Andrea Az'1iur't1'es Ediror4Vilma Colella Norma Amaral Angela Cedroni Nancy .lo Cole Cristine DeMar1o Patricia Dwyer Ann Celona Virginia Conley Ray Millar Evelyn Raslelli Business Manager-4Barbara l.uflxin LITERARY STAFF Patricia Eastwood Louise Emirzian lanet lfilippis Martha Macrae Esther Martone ART STAFF Domenic Di'Nardo Henry Klippell PHOTOGRAPHER Anthony Rendinc BUSINESS STAFF lulia Santoro Lillian Santoro FACUIIFY ADVISERS Production-Miss Ethel M. Kearns 'Vlarguerile Navaretlc lohn Puleo Susan Ronzio Marilyn Thompson Helen Topolewski Clement Micarelli Gilbert Werner Florence Tomlinson Arif-Miss Irene P. Goodwin Business-Mr. James A. Parker 92 ig..- Room A gt-nts l lfirst row. left to right: J. Boyes, M. Tmbucco. P. Legendrc. C. Del3illipo. S. Aznnvoorinn W. Rozpad, P. Ward, A. Carnegis. A. Albert, M. Caluori. Second row: B. Angeli. E. Csranci. M. l.enney. lf. Tomlinson. M. Thompson, M. Tikoinn M. Ricci, O. Vicario, A. Fagnant, E. Scott, C. Bastien, li. Boyes. Third row: li. Romano, D. Greene, P. Gnz1erro,O. 'l'hibode.1u, A. Dandereau, R. Trainor M. NVoodward, J. Clossick, D. Asprinio, J. Nutini. D. Bucci. Band First row, left to right: J. Mniettn, E, Votta, B. Binns. Mr. Dcnish CDircctorj, Il. D'Andrea. R. D'Amorc. H. Azarian, J. Pellegrino. Second row: A. Topalian, R. Mottola, A. D'Amorc, A. Hansen. J. Trcmentozzi. 1. Pclligrino, I-. Markowski, R. Mende, l.. Grande. R. Dc Luca, J. Moretta. P. Aurecchin, R. Zoglio, J. Pelosi. D. Casale. Third row: D. Iielch, P, Palso. Ci. Ciecawicz, J. Florio. A. Capoverde, V. D'Angelico. . De Fillipo, R. Calcagni, E. Perkins. J. Najarian. R. D'Agostino, D. Valenle. A. Cinrnmcllo. . Grnndclmmp. R. Caruolo, H. Zannini. l.. Zambnrnno. R. Crossley, J. Grandchamp, B. Iwi, A. Ginrrusso. M. Palmieri, A. Esposito. C R 9 The Girls' Ifirsi row. Icft In right: If. Pacnncll. I.. Mnslrmumrdi. Il. Il.1slcIII. A. 'I11l.1. M. VIAYJIHICCO. C. XV.1lIcrs. .I. Gilmarlin. M. Silva. IJ. Scgcc. I.. Burr. R. DcI,uC.1. A. Bokur. II. Adams. D. Monlcparo. If. Bunanminio. .I. I cwcrs. IS. Nichulson. If. XX'csmn, A. I7.1Iun1I1U, C.. XIJFIIICIII. Second ruw: Mr. Prcmnck IDircctorI. I.. Scum. IS. Benson, N. James. G. I.1conc. IS. Ilcl Snnlo. If. Mcglio. If. I,.lIlII'!'II3O. N. Rush. I.. DiI.orcn7o. B. XVIQLIN. I Nulini. II. IJ'AmcIiu, .l. Iwccd, If. Gusunldo. A. C.lIc.1gni. N. DiIfrusciu. D. Ciarncgis. N. Iiorland, M. Simone. 'I'I1irnI mwzv A. Mignarclli. .I. D'AmI1x'.1. A. D'AmIvr.1. IS. IJIIAIIIUINI. I.. ID'Amurv. J. Kmxnnm, O. Vlcnrm. C.. Moran. IVI. SIIIJ, D. Zollm. Iz. I'.1IInnc. I.. I71m.1cc111x. M. M.1rlIn. IN II. I3iI'mi.1sio. I7. Uwyur. IVI. Morris. IVI. IIAIIOIHDSUI1. U. Vnluriu. N. Cfnhk IH. .AIIISWOVI ORCHESTRA Im. Iirsl row, IuIl to righl: II. Dwycr. IS. Jorchn. D. VvII1ilm.m. I'. D'AIri, If. I511in.1. Sucund row: I5. D'Amurc, A. Dnuhncy. IVI. D'Atri. I.. Gray. G. Iicllucci. .I. Ildlcgrino. Ilmird row: D. McCrorcy. R. Musumcci. N. Andruulyi. I.. Verona. C. Dc I5iIIipo, IVI. N.1v.1rclIc. Ifourlh row: .I. Maicll.1.B.I3inns.P,I1.1lso,G.Gcf.1wic1.D.IfcIch, Mr, I2kIwrg IDircc1orI. I.. Gmndv, U. Cnliri. Ififlh ruw: I.. fVI.1rImwslxi. .I. Pellegrino. .I, IVIorclt.1. J. I'uIori. Il. IDIIXHLIYCJ. Sixth row: If. Perkins, R.D'Agos1ino. IIN' Club ' "X I'1rS1 row, Iclrl ln right: Ii. YOIIJ, .I. Claruulo. IQ. NI.1rc.1cci0. R. Marcllusi. .I. NIcmIcrs. R. IIHHIIIJIIQLCF. S. Iloulilmn. D. Gcn1I11.1, I'm. Smith, .I. I'.1IomIm. C. N'IuN'I.mn. N. Icolmrdu. IXI. .-Xm.1ItiI.1nu. IS. 'I'oLIisco. NI. Ixnncy. l,. Ixllivri, M. Ij.1l1HUl1C. R. Rcginv. .N .'Xnlm1cIIi. R. SuIIu. Suomi row: .I. XViIIi.1msnn, IU. IDQCAIAILIU. D. DcRoIwI1iu, M. S.uIv.1gmw, A. IIIx'I'xlIl ID. I ll1kIUII.II.SOII1IIx..I. McI..1ugl1Iin.Cl.Snlmlinn. INI.Iv.xn1.m.D.D'1Xnlum1u.Cf. Ihrin. I'. S.llIIA'. II. Rv51.1. .I. Romco. If. RI-ga. IU, Cllliri. N. Simone. If. Ricciuli. Mr. Ifklwrg lI5irucIurI. 'I1I1iraI row: II. I.L'ClcmIrc. S. .'Xln.1vmwri.1n, S. R.lngrr. V. IDllCIl.ll'l11l'. .N IVI.lhIN'IlI I . I5iM.1u R" ro. NI. Snxsn. .l. Ynn Ilurpc. I'. CIllf.1IICIl11UlII. .X SuImI.1rnIi. If. IIII1j.1IIUI'x' I . I3nI5imx . C.1mIvm, X IjlS.1Illl'0, IJ. Nora. BOYS' GI.I2Ii CLUB I Ifirsl row, loft to right: Mr. Prcnmck lIDIrccmrI. M. N.1v.m'xlc l.'Xcmr11p.11ai5L7. SI-pond row: D. Robbio. P. .-Xnlunucci, R. Musunmfci, A. Comix. A. I7'.M1mrq, R, Rum J. Isola. Third row: G. Bcllucci. R. Gmndclmnmp. R. Ciullo. I.. Mannnrclli, A. Santoro. R. Garicpy P. If.1Io.1. XV. Morctli, R. Tminor, .I. Michclolli. C. XVhippIc. S. IVI.1rscII.1. If. Apicc, R. XVI-sl. IIUHFIII row: N. Cnrciarclli, XV.G11Ay. I . Orxini, A. Ilizkcv. .I. NimIclli. 'If IIAII. IB. Riff: I. XVcnduIoski. A. Andrcws. I.. Iroiano. R. Imbriaco, W. Nanglc. R. Mchinn. .N Bmcmli. v II. C:.'IItI.ll'0l'lC. .I. DcCIcmcnlc, G. IN Iorio, Y. MnrAIwIlo, V. Ui Iorin. R. NIAIINI. XV. IDKf.1mIin 1 W w ez new X '-:,.,:"':'1:.i: : ft - - A es.. -4 A right: S. Rnnlio, J Fontaine. M. Mako, A llurst. P. liastwootl, li Kovec. J. Tilteringlon B. Maiello, CS. Vendittn li. Bennett. Second row: ii. lsa hella, IJ. Nlargatlonna J. Townsend, A Fag nant, J. Thornton, l' 'l'ownsend lMount Plea san! Representativel. l. Tougas. G, lfastellotie l.. lfmirzian, M. Mai me. A. Ciedmni. Third row: l'. Segee l,. Meagher. ll. llillia sio, M. Willianis, lf 'l'umlinson, F. l'.igano Ci, Werner, ll. Wtxjcie chowslci. li'. l,.ilvbee. M Navarette, A. Noaek lf. llughes. Fourth row: W, l,t'y M. l'.urisi, lf. l7'Antlre.l R. St. Onge. ll l'er.i R. Oulooxian. Ii. Mc llritle. J. l7t'l liiudice A. Moia, F. l.aurito. .l Kininer. J. Matallum, A Ciolatigelo, ilk. Verdi. Junior Alliance Francaise During the past year the Junior Alliance Francaise was very active. From the meetings held in the various schools of the city, French-minded Mottnt Pleasantites learned much of French culture and added greatly lo their vocabulary: hut the highlight ofthe season was the meeting held at Mount Pleasant on March l0. A typi- cal celebration of Bastille Day, the French national holi- day. was reenacted in a Parisian Square with its outdoor cafes. A military hand played national airs, and Professor Salvan of Brown, representing as it were the mayor of a French city. spoke on the meaning of the day. A "Cttignol" tl'unch and Judy showl was excellently presented hy Italo Mazzarella, Jeannette Fontaine and Arthur Bergeron. Jean Thornton sang French folk songs and Gilbert Werner imitated the French chanteur, Maurice Chevalier. Culture was provided for in the form oi' a lwallet by Paulette Townsend, while Jenny Town- send acted as mistress of ceremonies. Between these various acts. mttsic for dancing in the square was pro- vided hy a three-piece orchestra. Wliite-,iacketed waiters served delicious sandwiches. cupcakes, and punch. The program was in charge of Mr. Alban J. Ryder. adviser ol' the Mottnt Pleasant group. .Members of the Junior Alliance Francaise are looking forward to next year, hoping it will he as successful as the past season has lween. Mme. Guignol eonhdes le petit Jean to Papa Guignol 1 t . 4 nl t tl , t t, A A . 2 '. t The Devil finally catches up with Ciuignol and his misdeeds. First row. left to A S .lean 'lilioritton sings .1 "I'zci'gcrelIcs". tl: W, lg. th, Mrs. St.inn.ird, Miss Burt. and Mr. St.1nn.1rd.irt scrvctl by "g.trcon" I,.1wrt'nrc Mtirray. rs. Robert Vliciwt' xpcaks with "M.iit'c" A. .I, S.1Iv.in while Mrs. Charlcx Post .ind Mr. Rohctl NVicncr of thc Iftcnulw limhnssy in XK'.tshii1gion chat. f 97 ffm.- Y-Teen I5irst row, left to right: P. Ciccone. O. Vicario, O. Pietrantonio, I.. Marotta. C. Scotti. V. Raffanti, A. lfagnant. B. Maiello, G. Venditto, Second row: R. Bucci, 'If Dil.ibero. l.. Colarusso, J. Cambio. C. DeMarco, M. Santaniello. B. Rosa, M. Thompson, I.. Meagher. I-I. DiBiasio. Third row: N. Pantalone. A. Santiano, V. Rossi. J. Santoro, .I. Gallogly, .I. Motta. N. Brett. I.. Emirzian, B. Tashian. lf. Aloia, R. Giudo. M. Tucker. lfourth row: B. Rosa, C. Riccitelli, B. Lufkin, N. Gelardi. Baldoni. P. Barr, H. Stearns.. The Y-Teen is constantly expanding in size. and an increasing interest has been shown in the purpose of this organization- not only to plan and carry out various social activities, but also to become better friends lihaving fun together. This term our club took part in a sale of food donated by members of Y-Teens throughout the city. The proceeds helped to send two Y-Teen girls to the Atlantic City Conference. The big social event was a dance on April 2 for all Y-Teen clubs in the city. At present the Mount Pleasant group consists of about 52 members. The oflicers are President, Christine Def Marco: Vice-President, Marie Santaniello: Secretary, Barbara Rosa: Treasurer, .lean Cambio: Music Chairman. l-ucille Colarusso: Program Chairman, Ciloria Venditto. Domenic Dihlardo. Science Ifair entrant. is shown holding his winning plastic model speed plane. which he designed and built within V50 hours. The plane is powered hy A McCoy "6O" racing engine and is expected to propel the ship at speeds in the vicinity of I-10 miles per hour. Domenic was awarded a gold medal at the Science Ifair. horticulture-va seven-foot to- mato plant, being tended hy John Dickinson. te and roy vt tht class LITERATURE Americanism The plain meaning of the word American needs to be taught to many of us. American stands for something more than territory, descent, society, wealth, and accomplish- ments. It represents a spirit: to the old world it means the new, and as their remarks upon our institutions and their readings in our literature show, it is too often the novel. American signifies the fresh, but not neces- sarily the freaky. Let us define this word American. It, to me, means the best for all and all for the best: that is, equal opportunity for all and all inspired with ideals for the best. The birthright of humanity is oppor- tunity and the possible attainment of the best. In the breadth of our common democracy. with full recognition of the varying powers of persons, there will be an elevating aristo- cracy, the aristocracy of service, and where touched by Christianity, of sacrifice. The American eagle, spreading its wings, serves as a symbol of security for suffering peoples. For real expansion means to open out, to unfold. It is a growth from within, and while it may appropriate what is beyond, it is only to assimilate and elevate. Like all movements of note, it is mighty and beyond the mortal man. ROBERT KALIAN, 12A Our All16I'iCE1 America-a nation so blessed by nature that no other nation on the face of the earth is equal to it! America-a land where great wonders have been created by the hands and minds of men! Here are varied climates. lofty mountains, huge icy glaciers, and sway- ing palm trees. On millions of acres are fields of grain, wheat, and other growing things. Beneath the ground are treasures of copper, oil, coal, gold, iron, and many other metals. Here we have public schools, colleges, and universities, where men who are seeking the truth are taught without dictation from the government. Here are libraries and mi' seums, where some of the world's greatest treasures are stored, and here, scientists have found the answers to many problems and riddles and have made a great many contri- butions to the health of all mankind. It is not the natural resources, however, or the accomplishments of its people that make America what it is. It is the spirit- the free spirit in the hearts of the American people. There is no law here that decrees that some men shall always remain better than others, or that rights and privileges can- not be shared by all, We have courts of law to protect the rights of citizens and any per- son, however rich or poor, has access to them. We have churches and synagogues where men are free to worship-each according to his own conscience, without interference from those of other faiths and creeds. These bene- fits were not inherited from the soil of Am- erica. They came, after many hardships and struggles, from our ancestors, who sacrificed themselves in order that their sons and their sons' sons might live in a free America. Almost three years ago a war ended- World War II. War has always tempor- arily disrupted American progress. Never- theless, in the future, there will be greater achievements than the world has ever seen and higher standards of living for more peo ple. American medical science will safeguard health as never before, and new synthetic products and plastics will be perfected for ov' use. We are spending millions of dollars in research laboratories to develop and improve products and medicines, so that all mankinf' may benefit from them. Countless million more will be spent. All these accomplishments will provide more work for our people and will help them to attain security. These achievements will come, however, only if we eliminate from our hearts religious and racial prejudice and realize that by mutual respect and considera- tion will we secure our happiness and pre- serve our American way of life. ETTA RICCIUTI, 10A 99 tg..- Visitors in the Night Have you ever slept in a tent out in the wilderness and had visitors in the middle of the night? I have, and must admit I was scared to death! It all happened the first night my girl friend Dolores and I arrived at Camp Hoff- man. One law at camp is "No candy," but we had to be different and take some with us. After a very strenuous day of work we were ready for bed. All was calm and peace- ful until about twelve o'clock, when sudden- ly I heard a strange, crackling noise in the bushes outside the tent. I lay still and did not dare call for Frenchie fthat is the nick- name we gave Doloresj for fear I would get "konked" on the head with something. In about five minutes I heard Frenchie, in a meek voice, call for me. Almost immediately we chorused, "HowieI Howie!" Howie was our camp counselor. Brave as could be, she turned on a fiashlight and looked outside the tent. What do you sup- pose she found? You guessed it! Nothing. absolutely nothing! We could not under- stand what it was that had alarmed us. Fi- nally, with the very puzzling question still unsolved, we went off to dreamland. The next day we discovered that our mys- terious visitor was not a criminal or any of the other horrible things that had flashed through our minds, but a harmless chipmunk who wanted some candy. Thus I was taught a lesson I shall never forget. From now on I will never, never bring candy to camp! MARJORIE BARTON, 10B After the Storm, the Light To many returning veterans, war is a try- ing, forgettable tragedy. Countless members, however, must adjust themselves to very dif- ferent kinds of lives. John Martin, known to all hs friends as "Curly," was a rehabilitationist at Valley Forge General Hospital, striving to find a new life, a different life, through a different world. His world, a sad one, was one of complete darkness: a Nazi machine gunner had seen to that. He was a very handsome American lad. His curly ash blond hair, large blue eyes. dimpled cheeks, snow white teeth, and viva- cious smile would capture any girl's heart. But for "Curly" there were no sparkling. pretty girls, for the war had destroyed not only his sight but his spirit too. Numerous were the days he sat dreaming of the beautiful green hills of Vermont sprinkled with dandelions on a bright spring day: of the rippling, cool azure water set against a heaven of golden hue: of the woods full of fascinatingly colored leaves on a brisk autumn day. Yes, these are the things we take for granted but that he yearned for. Despite the constant work of famous phy- sicians and specialists John's sight could not be restored. He would live in his bleak world of darkness forever. Would "Curly" let this defect alter his whole life? Would he remain melancholy forever? He thought of Helen Keller, Alex Templeton. and other famous blind persons. Hadn't they smiled their way through and led happy, prosperous lives? John Martin smiled. If they could do it he could. He was determined not to allow this deficiency to dis- rupt his whole life. Thus his rehabilitation work began. He spent many hours striving to learn to read braille. This studying brought back memo- ries of his happy days at elementary school in Vermont. He recalled having read. "The dog is big: he is black: his name is Spot." Ah, yes, those were the days. He had always had a fond attachment to typewriting and his desire to become accom- plished in that field was fulfilled, for he soon became an expert typist. Yes, time was needed, but he had plenty of that. So he worked and sweated and sweated and worked: his work was not in vain, however, for through thc goodness of God he learned to live again as a happy, prosperous American citizen. Todav "Curly" can be seen at a typewriter in the Office of the Braille Institute as h" busily goes about his daily tasks of chief typist. After working hours he is found at the hospital reading aloud to blind patients who haven't learned to interpret braille yet. John Martin is one of the thousands who has had the blessing of sight taken away. How lucky we are! It might iust as well have been we who were dreaming instead of seeing. Next time you see the May blossoms on an apple tree swaying in the breeze, or the sky full of fleecy clouds against a blue heaven, or the gorgeous, multi-colored rainbow after an April shower, just think of "Curly", if you will, and say, "Thank You, God, for letting me have the blessing of sight." HELEN TOPOLEWSKI, 1 1B -..gf 100 Eg..- P1'illl21VC1'Zcl QA Spring Iilyllj The hot sun beats down Unmercifully Upon the white snow. A white flake, In all its geometric beauty. Melts. And then another. And another and another. The rocks, Dry in the sun. Upon the mountain top, Lift their eyes heavenward. Basking in the heat of the long lost sun. The spring grass, fresh and green. Rests. Its mighty struggle to reach the air is over. Now, it looks around at the snow-covered hills. It breathes fresh air for the Hrst time. But what is this? The grass trembles . The damp earth is wet, wet. And the very roots of the grass tremble. The spring thaw is begun. A tiny trickle of water Flows o'er the ground. It moves the grass as it goes. It carries earth with it As it rolls on its way. The grass sways in rhythm as the water flows onward. The exotic dance is strange to this White land. Larger, larger grows the trickle, And the grass sways faster. Now, The trickle is a brook Flowing gaily o'er the ground, Singing to the new born trees, Whispering to the swaying grass, "Come, come." Onward. Down the mountainsidc. It bubbles and sparkles And rushes. It runs with the wind, And laughs with the blue sky. And in the mountains. the brook is a stream. Swiftly, almost cruelly It flows onward. ---'eil lOl "Come, come." It says to the grass: But the grass will not The stream Runs onward. Pulling at the grass With its silvery hands. One more look at the sky, One more breath of air. One more feel of the earth Beneath its feet. And the grass is gone. "Farewell . . . farewell." II CCJn1C. "Primavera!" A voice is whispering through the "Primavera!" The bubbling stream replies. "Primavera!" The wind is calling out her name To all the countryside. The trees, Majestic, stately tall, Nod their heads to the rushing river, Nod their heads in approval Of the song the river sings. Their branches Entwined overhead, Clasped in friendship, Sway to the lilting rhythm. New leaves, Fresh, green. Gaze down over the countryside. Gaze down at the rushing river And sing. "Primavera!" The chorus lifts its mighty voice. "Primavera!" The wind sweeps it along. The forest folk, The clouds above Join in the merry song, Until the earth, pulsating, warm. Till all the forest, green and cool, Until the sky and heaven too, Are all one voice, One great and glorious voice! IFCQS FRANCIS SAUNIER. IIA Eneliantorl City By day New York is the most dispirited place on earth, but when night comes it is an enchanted kingdom of lights. The brilliance of the sharp lights penetrating and casting their reflections on everything imaginable is a natural effect on those who reside there- but those who come only to visit are filled with a rapture they will never forget. One of the most memorable things to do is to board the Staten Island Ferry as the su. is setting, and as you glide past the "Lady" herself your heart will swell with pride anti admiration for her. As you turn to sail back you have a perfect picture of the whole island There on your left are some cruisers that wer. used in the last war, and straight ahead is New York City with all of her skyscrapers towering high into the blue. Now that you have left the boat, and hav: taken the subway back to the city, you find yourself strolling up Fifth Avenue. Going on a bit farther you find that you are in front of one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in the world-Saint Patrick's Cathedral. This gigantic building is really seven churches in Sea of It was dusk on that sixth day of February, 1946. when the ofhcers and men of the U. S. S. Reform crowded around their beloved captain. Mr. Fineld. on the fantail of the little minesweeper. The captain scanned the sea of well-known faces peering at him, and remembered how well these men had served under his command in the dangerous tasks of clearing the ominous minefields that protected the Jap-held islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa so that the marines might storm these tbastions of hell-on-earth: he also thought of the terrific typhoon that had nearly sent these men to a watery grave: but, he thought. hadn't we mastered the elements of nature and man- made destruction? "Men," he began, "it's been a long, fierce struggle, filled with hardships and discomiforts. but I know you'Il stick by me for just one more voyage." A low murmur issued forth from the lips of the saturnine looking men: I say men. but in reality they were only young fellows, for the average age of the crew was only twenty-four. still very young in years but exceedingly old in their actions. 'Captain Fifield. weather-beaten from twenty-seven years in service. stood surveying the situation. wonder- ing what his men's various reactions were: Ed Rubio. the radar technician from Los Angeles, with shoulders sagging, his arms hanging limply at his side. had a sickly grin on his face: Charlie Evans. the Southern boy who always complained of the cold weather seemed to be crying: Solly Rosenburg. the Jewish pharmacists mate from the Bronx, flexed his fingers in silent disgust: Larry Driver. an ex-wrestler from Chicago. now a gunner's mate. violently crushed the cigarette he was .. .gif one because it has seven altars-each in honor of a different saint. Finally, you visit Rockefeller Center, bet- ter known as Radio City. The R. C. A. Buil- ding itself holds the main attraction, but as you look to the left of it you are thrilled with the magnificent atmosphere of R. C. A.'s out- side skating rink. Six months out of the year the rink is frozen over, and here professional skaters perform for the public. The R. C. A. Building itself, this giant in the sky, has something of interest on every one of its many floors. Here you can visit radio broadcasting studios, witness outstanding exhibitions. Al- ways a group of people is gathering together to go on a tour of Radio City. Taking a swift ride by elevator to the very top, you End yourself practically on top of the World. Here you can look out over the whole city with its flickering lights glowing in the night's black- ness. ' Yes, down there beneath you is that lighted kingdom and all the enchantment everyone craves. MILDRED MORRIS. IZB Suspicion smoking: Val Wonsavage. one of two New England boys on the ship. nervously ran his fingers through his hair. Captain Fifield knew the thoughts running through these boys' minds. but he could appreciate their sad and dejected feelings. for hadn't he a wife and daughter he missed? Since the skipper had just returned to the ship from an all-day conference with the commander of the area, the men knew something pertaining to them was going to happen, but, for the love of God, what was he waiting for: why didn't he come right out and tell them they were going back to Korea or China to clear more mine fields: hadn't they done enough? Although the men looked like wild beasts. they were human beings. I'll admit the crew were a little weary and short- tempered. but how would you react if you had been stuck in that stinking hole of Saseho for eleven months. never knowing when your next threath might be your last? Remember the 2938 She went through hve bloody invasions without suffering a scratch. only to he sunk by a mine on a routine sweep. Were they to be next? Slowly the captain lifted his bowed head, his flinty. old face wreathed in a gentle smile. and again softly spoke. "Gentlemen, I've been told by the admiral that we have one more cruise before us: it's going to be a long and eventful one. Gentlemen. we are going home!" Rout1tt'l' I3Al.VlfY. P. Ci. l02 lis- How and Why We Should Help the Starving People of Europe Hunger! We say sometimes. "I am hungry." but are we really hungry and do we realize the full meaning of the word? In my opinion, we aren't hungry in ninety- nine out of one hundred cases. We just have an appe- tite for eating. Do you know what a hungry person is like? No. ninety-nine out of one hundred Americans don't. A hungry person isn't a person nor a citizen of the world community any more. He is a beast, yes. a beast without any logic. How. then. can we expect any logic from those hun- gry people of Europe. expect them to realize the truth of democracy so as to prevent another war? If we leave those people in their present and maybe worse later condition they are going to be desperate and Over the There is nothing so inspiring and so glorious in nature as a visit to the White Hills of New Hampshire. Cradled in a wonderful grove of tall pine trees is a picturesque old log cabin. It is nestled in a green. fertile valley on the bluff above the swift flowing Saco. in- closed on one side by lofty peaks. In the early morning you awake to the tune of singing birds. now and then interrupted by the caw of a vagrant crow. The day is dawning! The sun. like a ball of fire. slowly rises. The mists which enfold the small villages begin to rise and the peaks become visible above a bluish-green sea of lovely foliage. The hills and a day are before you. You cross the fields checkered with barbed wire fences where cows are contentedly munching the juicy clover and where the pastures are dotted with apple trees and scented with the delightful odor of grass. In a far corner you see a little old sugar house. rotted and falling apart. the boards of its exterior stained dark by the elements. Many hardy weeds have poked them- selves up 'between the deteriorating timbers. You reach the river. and watch it rush on to the sea. sometimes impatient and rapid. and sometimes moving quietly with scarcely a sound or ripple. After an hour or so of easy walking along the west bank of the Saco. you even lbite the hand which feeds them. Therefore there is danger in the present situation not only for the people of Europe itsellf, but for all the rest of the world whom they may drag with them in their falling. Furthermore, in addition to the humanitarian reasons there is also in our willingness to' help Europe the cold reasoning of danger. In my opinion the world is one. and if it falls it will fall together. "How can we Americans help?" you may ask. Our government realizes fully the European situation and by its Food Conservation Program shows us the way. Whatever we do is our contribution to the saving of the peace and prosperity of the world. DEMETRIOS CAMPAS, 10A Hills come to the place where a 'bubbling brooklet enters the river. This course leads you nearly to the summit of White Horse Ledge. Sleeping at its foot is Echo Lake. You stop to draw a breath. The sun is high in the heavens now, and as you look out over the limitless expanse of green forest. blue ranges of mountains, nar- row tracks which are dusty country roads. you can well understand why we must admit it is really beautiful. Taking a different route back. you are carried down a slightly sloping range, part way across the valley. so that finally there remains only about six miles between you and camp. 'By this time the sun is setting. and the long shadows are fast becoming longer and their shade a deeper blue. After you have arrived home and eaten supper you sit on the steps looking out over the hills. the ruddy glow of the crackling fire at your fback. you see the twinkling lights of the village of North Conway beckon- ing with a friendly gesture across the night. You hear the beautiful metallic note of the hermit thrush. the sad ringing tones of the whip-poor-will. You defy anyone to change your opinion as to the general love for everyone and everything that the White Hills inspire in all who will seek her charms. TERIZSA WILCOX, l IA The Sea Horses' Adventure Although they had cause for increasing uneasiness. the two animals grazed quietly along the swales of waving. 'bright green vegetation which they considered their special pasture. They were horses of a kind-horses born without legs. They were sea horses. so named because their heads and necks resembled those of real horses. Their three-inch bodies were covered with a gray-brown. dragon-like armor. 'It was not nearly so strong as it looked, and offered inadequate protection for these harmless little creatures. so clumsily slow and defenseless. As they moved slowly. a brilliant Florida sun gleamed down through the inshore shallows of the Gulf of Mexico. lighting the mauves and blues. the crimsons and greens of pearly shellfish. Against this peaceful scene any suggestion of lurking menace seemed absurd. Yet menace there was-as Mr. and Mrs. Sea Horse well knew. During the hours of darkness a baby shark had advertised his nearriess by a crimson trail. The sea horses could see the shark resting on the white sand nearby. with a fin half torn from his yard-long body. No dou'bt he had becn fighting something 'big- ger and stronger than himself. 'Despite the great loss of blood. this creature was very hungry. Long tails wound gracefully around shoots of sea grass. the sea horses stood upright. and stared at the shark. He was young and stupid. they knew. and might consider them a likely breakfast before he realized they were not good to eat. A powerful instinct told the sea horses to go away from there when they had the chance. What lay beyond neither knew. but they realized that haste was necessary. for the shark had begun to show signs of restlessness. And so they were pushing themselves along with their fluttery fins. striv- ing to create. for the shark's benefit. an impression of unconcern. Slightly in advance they reached the homr of a friendly octopus. who offered to help them defeat the anxious monster that was rapidly gaining in the pursuit. When the shark came face to face with the octopus. he grew frightened. but could not let down his pride and therefore challenged the octopus to a fight. The sea roared. and masses of sea plants were destroyed as the great 'battle was heavily underway. In the midst of the fighting the Sea King came upon them to discover the cause of the great disturbance in his kingdom: immediately the feud came to a standstill. The shark was obviously 'bea'en. the octopus. partially injured: but the spirit of the latter was high. and he paid no attention to his wounds. The King praised him. while Mr. and Mrs. Sea Horse watched as the half dead shark floated out to far lands. Thus the fish went back to their homes. and once again the sea settled to peace and quiet. with its beautiful huge waves washing away all signs of danger. JOAN MENDERS. llA 103


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