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P predents N£UM£ FOR 1946 Published by the Neume Board for the Senior Class of the New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachusetts ot ediccttion to CARL McKINLEY Dear Seniors: You have listened to many words (should I say " of wisdom " ?) from my mouth, on various occasions too numerous to mention, and most of them probably long ' since forgotten. It would therefore be out of place for me to seize this opportunity to lecture you further, especially under the handicap of having my words written down, to stare at me in the future with the cold inevitability of printed matter, prov- ing how little my " wis dom " amounted to! Education is a matter of training the mental muscles, and the material that they are exercised upon, like the food used to build up the bodily muscles, must necessarily be largely dissipated and forgotten. It is the end result that counts, and if you have acquired some musical taste, some technical proficiency, and some understanding of the intricate problems of the performer and teacher of music, then I might forgive you even if you could not remember the date of Bach ' s birth! Although it has often been said before, it still remains true that no class can pass through a teacher ' s hands without helping materially in the education of that teacher. This is not to say that we learn by our mistakes, but that in the " give and take " of the classroom not all the " give " is on one side, nor the " take " on the other. We all emerge from the struggle wiser, and let Us hope no sadder! We of the faculty are grateful to you for what you have taught us, and as you take up your allotted tasks we hope that you will find that we have prepared you in some measure to realize your potential capacities in achieving that success which is within the grasp of all who are willing to make the effort. Cordially, . Jm in id tra tion QUINCy PORTER Director MALCOLM H. HOLMES Dean FREDERICK W. C. LEHMANN Assistant Treasurer ETHEL L. HILL Registrar MERIAN S. LAPHAM Librarian WALLACE GOODRICH, Director Emeritus PHILIP R. ALLEN PHILIP W. WRENN GEORGE R. BROWN Executive C ommittee HENRY S. GREW JOHN R. MACOMBER QUINCy PORTER CHARLES BOyDEN WILLIAM T. ALDRICH CHARLES BOyDEN ROBERT G. DODGE H. WENDELL ENDICOTT Vic President Presidents Treasurer Director Secretary WALLACE GOODRICH JEROME D. GREENE JAMES C. HOWE G. WALLACE WOODWORTH 1946 PHILIP R. ALLEN MRS. A. G. BUCKLAND FRANK W. BUXTON JOSEPH MITCHELL CHAPPLE MRS. PHILIP S. DALTON MISS GERALDINE FARRAR MRS. DURHAM JONES JOHN R. MACOMBER WALTER W. NAUMBURG MRS. CHARLES L. OVERLANDER J. GREGORY SMITH PHILIP W. WRENN Raymond T. Allard Ursula Apel Francis Brockman Margaret Chaloff John W. Coffey Francis Judd Cooke Charles F. Dennee Gaston Dufresne Margery K. Dufresns Paul Fedorovsky Francis Findlay Kurt Fischer George Fourel CliFton Joseph Furness George A. Gibson Fernand Gillet Marie Odet Gillet John V. Gilmore Alice Girouard Howard Goding Boris Goldovsky Henry M. Goodrich Vaughn Hamilton Einar Hansen Leo Hayek Homer Humphrey Alexandra Botylda William Butler Barbara Chambers Malcolm Creighton Jeannette Giguere Betty Hilker Catherine Keller Virginia Klotzle Ottolee Macomber •Wallace Goodrich, Mus.D., Director Emeritus Quincy Porter, Mus.D., Director Malcolm H. Holmes, Dean Percy F. Hunt George Hun:che Hibbard James Harrison Keller Charles S. Kent Alfred Krips Marcel LaFosse Georges Laurent Lois W. Lautner Lotte Lenn Anna Stovall Lothian Georges C. Mager Margaret Mason Carl McKinley, Mus.D. Gladys Childs Miller Georges E. Moleux Lucille Monaghan Ruth Conniston Moriie John Dickson Murray Ruby Newman Raymond Orr Ernst Panenko Charles Pearson Carl Pierce Victor Polatschek Marie Poutiatine junior ( ucLerA Elisabeth Schuiz Rhodoro Smith Robert Stuart Alice Whitehouse Florence Wild Joseph Volerado Dowell McNeil Eleanor Davis Elizabeth Golden Leiand Procter C. Roland Reosoner James H. Remley Alma Houghton Rich Simone Riviere Norine Robards Harold Schwab Carlo B. Soresina Donald S. Smith Warren Storey Smith Alice H. Stevens Richard E. Stevens Virginia Stickney Marie Sundelius, Mus Lura Taylor Everett Titcomb Willem A. Valkenier Beveridge Webster Lawrence White Alice E. Whitehouse ♦William L. Whitney Susan Williams Cleora Wood Alfred Zighero Bernard Zighera Sciiool jf opuiar lf}f i u5ic John Coffey Donald Durgin Samuel Saxe Irene Chester Frederick Greene Walter Korb Esther Rubin Samuel Stern Dorothy Richards Hannah Sherman Norman Carrel Chester Gaylord Wright Briggs Hibbard James Sam Marcus Norman Carrel Albert Torbin Theodore Simonelli Sam Stella Lawrence White Member of Faculty Council MUSIC For the common things of everyday, God gave men speech in the common way, And He gave to the poet words to reveal The deeper things men think and (eel; But for heights and depths no word could reach God gave men MUSIC — the soul ' s own speech. Anon. An informal get-to3ether of tfie Board ANTONINA DZlOB ,. ANN VERY Co-ed.tors EMMA JANE WEST Business Manager OLIVIA REEVES Assistant Business Manager EUNICE FITTON Circulation Manager ELIZABETH KAY Advertising Manager JANET HAYES ] ANN VERY Literary Staff ANTONINA DZlOB J ANASTASIA MEKELATOS Junior Class Representative ANTHONY LISA Staff Pfiotographer MALCOLM H. HOLMES Faculty Advisor In a very short time we, the class of 1946, will belong to the past. Friendships made with students and faculty alike, studies undertaken, all that we may have done in the past four years, will become an indelible memory. In compiling this NEUME our only thought was to put these memories down on paper. Join us then in turning the pages over to re-live those never-to-be-forgotten days. C anJiclateA of tlie t e tee, i aclicior f]uiic DORR, Priscilla J. Newport, New Hampshire President of the Senior Class Piano with Lucille Monaghan Social Chairman, Alpha Chi Omega, 1944-45; Recording Secretary, Alpha Chi Omega, 1945-46; Corresponding Secretary, N. E. Conservatory Club, 1944-45; Vice-presi- dent, Junior Class, 1944-45; Class Day Committee, 1946. VERY, Ann Clark Marbleheod, Massachusetts Vice-president of the Senior Class Violin with Harrison Keller Treasurer, Junior Class, 1944-45; Reporter, " Melodic Line " , 1944-45; Co-editor of NEUME, 1945-46. SCHOLARSHIPS: Saunders, 1940-41; 1941-42; Baker, 1941-42; Brown, 1943-44, 1944-45, 1945-46. BURNS, Mary Quincy, Massachusetts Secretary of the Senior Class Voice with Alice H. Stevens Vice-president, Underclass, 1942-43; Vice-president, Commuters ' Club, 1944-45. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1942-43; Rogers, 1943-44. HAVES, Janet Evanston, Illinois Student Council Representative of the Senior Class Voice with William L. Whitney Student Council Representative, 1944-45, 1945-46; President, Junior Class, 1944-45; Chaplain, Sigma Alpha lota, 1944-45; Vice-president, Sigma Alpha lota, 1945- 46; Literary Editor, NEUME, 1945-46; Class Day Com- mittee, 1946. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1943-44: Rogers, 1944- 45, 1945-46. BacLL of W, U5lC DZlOB, Antonina Woonsocket, Rhode Island Editor of NEUME M usical Research with Clifton Joseph Furness Chairnnan, Underclass Formal, 1942-43; Chairnnan, Freshman Hazing Committee, 1944-45; Junior-Senior Formal Committee, 1944-45, 1945-46; Business Manager, " Melodic Line " , 1944-45; Editor, " Melodic Line " , 1945- 46; Class Day Committee, 1946. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1942-43; Saunders, 1943-44; Baker, 1944-45; Carr, 1945-46. BAILEY, Kathrine Both, Moine Voice with Gladys Miller Diploma, New England Conservatory of Music, 1944. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1940-41; Brown, 1942- 43; Southarick, 1943-44; Munroe, 1944-45. FITTON, Eunice Bndgeton, Maine Public School Music with Francis Findlay Production Manager, " Melodic Line " . 1943-45; Secre- tary, N. E. Conservatory Club. 1944-45; Sergeant-at- Arms, Sigma Alpha lota, 1945-46. Editor, 1944-45; SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1942-43; Ditson, 1944-45. GOOBER, Elizabeth Winthrop, Mossochusetts Oboe with Ferdinand Gillet Treasurer, Elson Club, 1943-44; President, Elson Club, 1944- 45; Student Council Representative, Elson Club, 1945- 46; O.C.F. Representative, Elson Club, 1945-46. SCHOLARSHIPS: Carr, 1941-42, 1944-45, 1945-46; Alumni, 1945-46. — 8 — .cLL of W. ilMC HENNING, Ervin Cambrid3e, Massachusetts Musical Research with Clifton Joseph Furness SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1944-45. HYATT, Richard Troy, New Yor Public School Music with Francis Findlay Choirnnan, Senior Class Day KAY, El izabeth Amherst, Mossochusetts Public School Music with Francis Findlay Student Council Representative, Underclass, 1943-44, 1944-45, Class, 1945-46; President. N. E. Conservatory Club, 1945-46; Chaplain, Signna Alpha lota, 1945-46; Advertising Manager, NEUME, 1945-46; Class Day Committee, 1946; Junior-Senior Formal Committee, 1946. SCHOLARSHIPS: Converse, 1944-45; French, 1945-46. MAYER, Edna West Newton, Massachusetts Voice with Charles Pearson Secretary, Mu Phi Epsilon, 1945-46. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1943-44; Carr, 1944-45, 1945-46. — 9 — EacLL of W. UAlC NOYES, Clarence Powtucket, Rhode Island Public School Music with Froncis Findlay SCHAEFER, Lois Olympia, Washington Flute with Georges Laurent Second Vice-President, Underclass, 1942-43. SCHOLARSHIPS: Converse, 1943-44, 1945-46; Crab- tree, 1944-45; Howe, 1945-46. STEELE, Donald Plaistow, New Hampshire Piano with Beveridge Webster Soloist ' s Diploma, New England Conservatory of Music, 1938. SCHOLARSHIPS: Lindsay, 1939-40. VOLSCHAK, Nina Hartford, Connecticut Public School Music with Francis Findlay SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1942-43. Alpha Chi Omega, Vice president, 1943-44; GULECAS, Anastasia Fairhaven, Massachusetts Piano with Howard Coding Editor, Sigma Alpha lota, 1943-44; Recording Secretary, Sigma Alpha lota, 1944-45. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1941-42; Carr, 1942-43; Converse, 1943-44. WINGETT, Joy Melrose, Massachusetts (Candidate or tlie t e ree, l astet fYlusic KNOX, Phyllis Eugene, Oregon Piano with Howard Goding Degree, Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, 1945. SCHOLARSHIP: French, 1945-46. — II — C andidateA or tlie l ew England C onderuatori ' t iplc omu WEST, Emma Jane Honcock, New Hampshire Treasurer of the Senior Class Organ with Carl McKinley Treasurer, Carr Organ Society, 1944-45, 1945-46; Super- visor of Typing, " Melodic Line " , 1944-45, 1945-46; Busi- ness Manager, " Melodic Line " , 1945-46; Historian, Mu Phi Epsilon, 1945-46; Business Manager, NEUME, 1945-46. SCH OLARSHIPS: High School, 1943-44; Converse, 1944.45, 1945-46. DAVEKOS, Nicoletta Beverly, Massachusetts Piano with Howard Goding FERRIERA, Louise Fall River, Massachusetts Voice with Mr. Pearson SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1944-45; Langshaw, 1945-46; Rogers, 1945-46. LENCiCKI, Rose Theodora Westfield, Massachusetts Piano with Lucille Monoghan SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1942-43; Baker, 1943- 44; Alumni, 1944-45, 1945-46. — 12 — oma LOCKE, Elizabeth Bndgton, Maine Voice with Marie Sundelius Warden, Alpha Chi Omega, 1945-46; Class Day Com- mittee, 1945-46. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1943-44. LOPARDO, Gloria North Adorns, Massachusetts Piano with Richard Stevens Sergeant-at-Arms, Sigma Alpha iota, 1944-45; Secre- tary of Patronesses and Alumnae, Sigma Alpha lota, 1945-46. SCHOLARSHIPS: Baker, 1944-45, 1945-46. REEVES, Olivia Dryden, Maine Piano with Lucille Monaghan Assistant Business Manager, NEUME, 1945-46. SCHOLARSHIPS: High School, 1943-44; Carr, 1944-45, 1945-46. SHRIBERG, Rebecca Mottopon, Massachusetts Piano with Mr. Webster 13 — — 14 — Mr. Beethoven nostalgically reached into the pocket of his flowing robe, dragged out a huge book, and wearily turned over the pages. Being the Guardian Angel of the Class of ' 46 had been no easy matter, he assured himself, and yet now that his term of office was practically over, he felt a tinge of melancholy sweeping over him. Soon it would be time to turn in the ledger, but first he would glance into the past and live again those days so crowded with memories — laughter and tears. As he bent back the stiff cover of his mighty ledger, n scene flashed across the first page — a foyer filled with woe-begone freshmen, with saddle shoes, bobby-sox, fiddles, and all manner of parapher- nalia. " Well, here they are again - -the Freshmen " , mused Mr. Beethoven. " If only they didn ' t look so new! I can see that being the Guardian Angel of the Class of 1946 will be no easy job. Look at that funny girl in pigtails from ' down Maine " . And there ' s a little kerchiefed kid from the Old Country. " " That ' s right — file into Mr. Porter ' s office. " " Aha! " mused Sir Beethoven, " They ' ll have ne the year is out. Now don ' t forget to see the Dean, ch Mr. Beethoven chuckled, and whispered in the startled " No one can possibly miss that big sign over the Registrar ' s door. Thot s right. Here ' s where you learn to stand in line for anything and everything. But don ' t gripe, youngsters, you know how late Miss Finley and Miss Hill burn the midnight oil. " ;d of the Director ' s friendship and understanding ere ildren. " " Hello, there. Redhead. So you ' re from Both. You know, the nicest thing about that place is the train leaving for Boston. Heh, heh! " ' " ' Oh, goodness — we never knew that a Dean could be so nice n informal. This certainly is an odd place. " redhead ' s ear, " You ' ll find out. " — 15 — " I imagine you re hungry by now. Chorlie s wott- ing downstairs just to fix you a triple decker Dog- wood with three picUes. But first you hove to look ot that foscinoting buHetin board — a cotch-all to tell you where to go and mind the baby tor SOc am hour, or when the nert Orchestra will be. " " Oh, that hectic first week. Sonnehow you managed to get through . . . t4ie finf- JW— M y. wfcere yoa got a Faculty Advisor and were initiated Into the mysteries of N.LC. with that fcandy SHfe blue book of rules and regulations. Guess I ' ll skip over a few pages in Time ' s ledger . . . " Everyone is settled to the inevitable grind of classes and practicing. The hats echo and re-echo with scrapy sounds from a fiddle, or the ambitious screechings of a new prima de " ' Hey, Patty, no one ' s sick today (dam it!] " Oh, don ' t look so surprised, Freshmen. That just means they HAVE to go to all their classes today You ' ll be saying the same thing someday. ' ' Why, there ' s Lois Sdioefei Jiw i |g ii Mt| over contus firmus. and Mr. McKiidlev potkiiiriy mg that poroHel fifths (list DONT 50. " Oh, heavens, I almost forgot my old friend, Warren Storey Smith. What a line im ased fs iawe gcH-ing the ' power in 310 ' — and still does! And to add to his woes he had to poke some Mane Hotary into the heads of you poor Freshmen while your stomachs were bulling oa 12 L yBn Jcii — Aose 12 o ' ' cloc classes always were uncomfortable. " A tear slid down Mr. Beethoven ' s face. The inevitable had ha p p ene d. Uncle Sam was being pariicn- larly insistent and slowly but surely all his boys were waving goodbye to Um and nelnag «Mt fhe door 4o face a new kind of music — the bugle call. This Conservatory was rapidly be cowing a ladies ' seiaiwry! A gust of wind blew over a few more pages in the ledger, and wddenly if was eaam Hne. IjooI at those poor Freshmen buried in books and scores. Well, kids, you can slop w or ryin g . 1 1 pdi yon lliWM somehow — always do. " Confusion and excitement of Class Day, Graduation, Consenratary night- at Pops — Ok, please go away, everybody, and let me sleep for three months. I ' m so tired of tfcb pedestal! Peace — silence — then suddenly Autumn blew hard upon the door of 290 Hmitington. " Goodness, it ' s September already, i couldn ' t even finish my dream. Wei, wel, titey ' re back again, tlw Frednnen — oh, excuse me, I mean the Sophomores. And how different tt ey are now. Hiss PSgtaik is now Mas Glamour of 1943. Miss New Hampshire has taken the hayseed out of her hair and begins to tdi willi authority about Shostakovitch ' s latest symphony. I see sooae new faces, tac», bot ytm oanGdenl tiipiiii mores can ' out them wise ' as you call it. " Well, let ' s see how N.LC. fared in the year of oar Lord 1943. Who oodd forget Mme KMm and her ' Heure Intime ' , where syntax was delightfdly coated with Trench " joie de wiwe ' . " I guess the first unique occurrence of that year was that epicarean ni nil ipii u , the Facdhy Party, beautifully planned and served by Mrs. Whitney. We all began to know the facdhy wiA their hair down — and what a revelation it was! Shortly afterward the Underclass gathered fls iluiohiiM y fcanJe forces — 16 — and announced a dance. " Mr. Beethoven shook his head over the nnennory. " Never was there such an affair at the Conservatory. A grand total of six couples and a few extra girls appeared and shouted to each other across the void of Brown Hall floor. Thank goodness, social life began picking up after its all-tinne slump, with the gay and colorful Street Fair. " Ludwig chuckled with delight over the picture of the Street Fair and nearly fell off his pedestal. " Oh, that ludicrous chorus line, composed of our six remain- ing men dressed as a Floradora Sextet — high kick and all. And little George Suprenant ' s inimitable ren- dition of ' Dear Little Buttercup ' , reducing Mr. Goding and Mr. Trueblood to a pool of tears. None the less outstanding were Scotty as M.C. and Herr Levy jovially doing the honors at the Pretiel and Beer (?) Table. A marvelous occasion! " Mr. B. leafed over a few more pages and gasped with horror at the remembrance of October 6, 1943. Bag and baggage the entire dormitory was emptied to make room for the ARMY. Up and down streets and alleys the young hopefuls looked for room rent signs. Gainsborough Street was scoured from end to end until every available two-by-four was in use. Some students started commuting, some drifted down to Beacon Street, and some found temporary lodgings along Huntington Avenue. " Those poor dears, " thought Mr. Beethoven, " trying to cram Counterpoint into heads filled with Conducting Class passed in review before him, with the ever present " God of our fathers " still ringing in his ears. Never let it be said that a student didn ' t bring in the trumpets at the right time. Mr. Beethoven wandered idly through the halls and passed door after door of private lesson rooms — Miller, Whitney, Pearson, Sundelius, Stevens, Goding, Keller. Those hallowed halls fairly bustled with excitement of preparing for Student Recitals, and Advanced Students. " Many nice things happened that year: Mrs. Gurney and Scott Sykes both organized shows for the nearby hospitals. How well remembered were the endless rehearsals, the grease paint, and lastly, the winsome, appreciative faces of countless bed-ridden boys. Oh yes, the Conservatory Orchestra and Chorus put on a beautiful performance of STABAT MATER by Pergolesi, with a number of splendid student soloists. And then, of course, there was the famous concert with our prominent Mr. Levy superbly rendering the Beethoven Piano Concerto with the Orchestra. The first issue of the MELODIC LINE appeared, that school paper which was to have a brief an d tempestuous reign. And so the second year passed. " The third September drifted into view and Mr. Beethoven remembered how sweet and fresh the air had been that Fall. Something was different. " Of course, " he remembered, " now you had passed from the ranks of the Underclass into the distinguished rating of Junior. The dorms werei again opened and rapidly filled with a huge new Freshmen class. How many times I overheard you poor Juniors say you were beginning to feel wrinkled with age, at the advanced age of 19. " The first page of the year of 1944 showed a not too pleasant sight. Our beloved friend, Dean Gib- son, became very sick and took a prolonged leave of absence. Mr. Holmes, of Wellesley and Radcliffe fame came across the river to help out. Herr Levy and Dr. VogI vacated the premises, leaving poor Mr. Beethoven the only Deutscher left. Again a gust of w ind blew over a few pages, and suddenly Mr. B. found himself just before Christmas at the Cabaret Dance, sponsored by the Junior-Senior Class. That was a great affair, with Brown Hall festively decorated with wreaths, little tables adorned with checkered tablecloths cozily placed around the room, soft lights, and a smooth orchestra. " Veil, " admitted Ludwig, " das keeds could do it even durink var time. Der iss hope for das class of ' 46. " During that Fall they decided to " haze " the Freshmen, a tradition which was assiduously followed to almost drastic results the following year. It was not uncommon for Mr. Beethoven to find broken eggs in the hall and non-plussed " Freshies " running madly around with picket signs around their necks. Ah, those poor Juniors, " the guardian mused. " How I pitied them trudging to observe practice teaching every cold Wednesday morning. Not a very pleasant prospect to contemplate. " Mr. B. moved on. " Ah, here was something memorable — the opera recitals given by Boris Goldovsky. How exciting they were, especially to the patient soloists who had worked months to perfect one scene, under Mr. Goldov- sky ' s diligent eye. One I remember with delight — John DiFrancesco and Nancy Trickey, Paul Frank and Eleanor Davis re-enacting the last act of " RIgoletto " . The entr ' acts by B. G. were spicy and very humorous. — 17 — " Another event of ' 44 was the organization of that tiny but important unit, the Carr Organ Society. It certainly deserves honorable mention. " You plucky Juniors didn ' t let a thing go unnoticed. You saw to it that graduation was duly attended, and even ushered in pretty white dresses. Margaret Bromley and Ann Gulecas looked particularly nice ushering the class down the aisle. No sooner had the strains of the graduation march died away than the Juniors gathered with a squeal of delight and proclaimed, ' Now we are seniors. Seniors, SENIORS! ' Abruptly the year ended. " Then once again the autumnal breezes swept into the foyer proclaiming a new year — the last and best year, 1945-46. " It was a magnificent year. From the second Street Fair so ably organized by the Senior Class president, Priscilla Dorr, through the Advanced Students ' Recitals and the second Cabaret Dance, everyone had a glorious time. Of course, I noticed a good many bags under the eyes, for 1946 was a year of real hard work. How well I remember the Senior School Music students with their inevitable practice teaching and laborious scores to hand in to Mr. Findlay. YMtf ill " The uproarious Senior Enslish Class laughed from September to June while M ' . Furness corned us from Chaucer to Job without batting an eye. ' Mr. B. nearly split his sides remembering how C. J. F. stalked the room with bulging eyes and a terrifying grimace making Caliban almost too real. Three new clubs were founded, the O.C.F. (Organization of Clubs and Fraternities), the Commuters ' Club, and the Veterans ' Club. For now we had come through the terrible years of war and thousands of veterans returned and stormed our gates. " How odd, " thought Mr. B., " it is to see the male element appear again. " Once more he could throw his shoulders back with pride and say, " Why, yes, the orchestra is giving a hum-dinger of a concert this Fall. Sounds good, too. " No one was prouder than those two intrepid artistes (and nuts) Dzlob and Very. All of the Seniors were madly working over Senior recitals — Kay Bailey ran circles around Mr. Beethoven looking for a male accompanist, and Cookie attacked the subject of Polish music. " Ah, thought Mr. B., here is an item of interest. Mr. Holmes was installed as the Dean and as Vet- erans ' Counsellor. Why, here ' s Edna Mayer getting " her Senior recital program checked. " Ml. B. came to pages outlined with stars — the Strauss Ball, the Senior Dance; the minstrel show; Class Day, so ably produced and directed by Dick Hyatt; N.E.C. night at Pops — and before you could believe it, it was the day of graduation. " Well, they ' ll soon be graduated, " remarked Beethoven. Even as he spoke, a scene flashed across the page before him. Row upon row of dignified faculty — Now the black-robed Seniors marching in swaying lines — The speaker — the quiet and solemn air over everything — the black figures filing up onto the platform. A voice saying, " Anderson, Bailey, Burns, on and on and on — Very, West, Wingett. " Slowly Mr. Beethoven shut the ledger. " Well, that ' s the end of that, " cried the Seniors. " No, " whispered Mr. Beethoven excitedly in their ears, " it ' s only fhe great beginning! " — 18 — Beethoven standing in the hall as our class guardion-ongel surely knows what the future holds for this year ' s Senior closs. But the rest of us ore no immortals and it is anybody ' s guess what will really happen, but let ' s c ive it a try anyway. Next year ' s Senior class must really be on its toes, for our own Edna Mayer has done nothing less than will one million dollars to it. (Don ' t ask us where she plans to get the million) The question is, is she one of those who con live a double li ' e by having a career and keeping the home fires burning? We expect to see her in a cotton apron every morning and donning her mauve ' every evening to sing " Lord Randall " before an admiring audience of former English Lit. students, Happy days! Annie Gulecas tells us she is willing her Beethoven Sonatas to anyone in next year ' s Senior Class " for what they ' re worth. " Just how are you going to take that Guordian, old dear? Is she referring to the oppearance or the contents? In any case there are some of us who wish we were even able to play a Beethoven Sonato. N.E.C. has o gift of a little green bottle for reeds, coming to it. Guess who? Beth Goober of course, now America ' s first " hot oboe player. You will be able to hear her hitting it high on the Blue Network soon. Emma Jane West Ito be organist at Westminster Abbey and Loew s Orpheum on alternate weeks) says she wills her lucky handkerchief (what there is left of it) to " sweat-out " a recital. The recipient is Carr Organ Society. We at last have a solution to the Practice Room Problem. Donald Steele is leaving a duplicate key to Room 205 for B. Benedict ' s exclusive use. (Those in the class of ' 48 see Betty now. First come first served.) Here is the type of weekend you ve been waiting for. From Olivia Reeves to Ann Dilavore go weekends spent with Bach chorales and psychological research. We understand that Olivia is now top candidate for the No. 1 " Konsciencious Kid " of 1947. (But we still doubt that week-end story.) Kay Bailey is leaving " Vive la France " in all its glories to Lucy Dugas. Kay is now with the Met, hashing over " the good old days " with Steber. (We understand that Eleanor too, had trouble deciding how to use the ougmented 6th chord.) Lois Shaefer has a sympathetic ear to lend to next year s Counterpoint III class. She has a worried look going to waste. Line forms on the right. Lois and Janet H. are on a nation wide tour and just performed " The Gypsy and the Bird " for the five-hundredth time by request. They are just realizing the horrors of being a musical success and are both taking secretarial courses like mad. Eunice Fitton is leaving her " reading of tenor parts ' to Catherine Ameer. (Mr. Findlay needs tenors for next yeor ' s chorus, Catherine.) As for Eunice, she is now firing the students of Higginsville H. S. with enthusiasm tor counterpoint. In fact Mrs. Mason, Mr. McKinley, and Mr. Smith have sent a telegram asking how she does it. Catherine, you have something else coming to you, you popular gal. It will be a sacrifice but at last Pris Dorr is giving up her private lessons with Mr. W. S. Smith. Study hard! And speaking of our class president, mercy, have you been in Filene ' s basement lately? It is still a wedding a week, only this time she is selling bridesmaids dresses instead of buying them. Just ask (or the Bridal Consultant! Poor Dick Webber is going to have something to live up to next year. He has been willed Arvid Anderson ' s part of Dr. Faustus from the play by that name. Arvid is doing something very original. He has founded The Anderson How-not-to-play method, with Dick Hyatt as his principal exponent. The only trouble is, it gets them into bad habits and they have to keep taking lessons to remind themselves of the right way. We ' re just hoping and praying that Cookie is going to leave that object that goes by the usual name of ' hat to someone. Sula Mekelatos seems a likely prospect. It is good for several purposes in- cluding protection against rain, to keep sun out of the left eye, for concealment of Identity before this or that class and as a friendly greeting to one s friends. Don ' t be alarmed if you are all choked up most of next year, or if you can ' t see very far in front of you. It s just that old cloud of dust that Ann V. has at last shaken off. She has left it to the person who feels he needs assistance in getting to class on time. While trying to shake off that frenzied look which attached Itself to her, she is competing with " Evelyn " in which they will both ploy Bach-Gounod ' s Ave Maria on a glass violin. Betty Kay is now helping Mr. Findlay prepare a concert of all Ervln Henning ' s works, assisted by Phyllis Knox, Ruth Baker, Nlcoletta Pavekos and Rose Lenclcki. These four will play Ervin ' s composition for four left hands. Clarence Noyes will be official page-turner and expects to use roller skates to get from one piano to the other. Gloria Lopardo wills her fidelity to anyone who Is in her position next year. Best wishes, Gloria! From Moscow we have the news that Miss Lokovltch (Betty Locke to you) has established a thriving musical centre In her community. One of her added attractions each year is an annual lecture by Matilda Protano on Stravinsky ' s ' Les Noces " Mary Burns finally got herself a portable Hammond Organ. She and Shirley Smith are now touring South Africa, in an attempt to create an Interest in Orlando Lasso among the natives. Mary wills that super English notebook to Muriel Hebert. Janet Hayes Is willing her one-hundred or so offices to Amelia Altamarl just in case Amelia has time on her hands in her Senior year. (Janet says this is guaranteed to solve the problem.) Mary Grasso, Nina Volschak and Joy Wlngett have established the Junior New England Conservatory right across the street. The trouble is, they are proving to be stiff competition for our Alma Mater. Even Curtis IS getting worried. Yours for another glance in the tea-leaves, THE NEUME BOARD. — 19 — junior C ia56 O i iceri President Vice President AMELIA ALTAMARI JULYANN HARTWELL Treasurer Secretary CATHERINE AMEER DOROTHY HAVENER Student Council Representative HELEN LUCAS Active Members: Beth Goober, President; Char- lotte Goodnnan, Vice President; Regina Klopstock, Recording Secretary; Dorothy Elkind, Corresponding Secretary; Toba Schwartz. Treasurer. Jeanette Kauf- man, Estaire Koplin, Eileen Cohen, Natalie Kramer, Rebecca Shrieberg, Barbara Schwartzman.. Barbara Rodman, Barbara Grand. The Elson Club, named for one of the most dis- tinguished members, Louis C. Elson. was founded in 1920 to further the cnuse of Music. In accordance with this AIM, the club presents a concert each Spring, award; a scholarship to one of its members and gives several musicriles and parties. — 20 — Sioma jitfjlui Jo fa Active Members: Mary Seaver, President; Janet Hayes, Vice President; Elli-jbsth Kay, Chaplain; Muriel Hebort, Secretory. Helen Behrens, Treasurer; Eunice Fitton, Sergeant-at-Arms; Fung Yuen Fung, Mary Alice Hein, Gloria Lopcrdo, Barbara Schwartz- man, H ' jien Lucas, Robert McKinlay, Julyann Hart- well, Kothrine Bailey, Catherine Ameer, Audrey Brist, Jean Guilford. This honorary society was founded in the Univer- sity School c! Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1903 by seven women students. It now consists of seventy six active chapters and thirty-three alumnae chap- ters. Lambda Chapter was installed at the New Eng- land Conservatory in June, 1915. It is very active musically cind socially. Active Members: Marjorie Duval, President; Takouhi Chorbajian, Vice President; Mary Spylios, Recording Secretary; Edna May r. Corresponditi Secretary; Rose Bongiovanni, Treasurer; Jean Robin- son, Warden; Virginia MacGown, Lilla Shaughnessy, Cleo Williams, Margaret Clark, Elizovetha Sokoloff, Emma Jane West, Elizabeth Benedict, Joan Hall, Muriel Robinson. Mu Phi Epsilon was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1903. As in the past, it maintains national con- test awards and scholarships. Each chapter an- nually awards a scholarship to one of its members. Members of Beta Chapter present at least one formal concert a year. — 21 — mecia Active Members: Amelia Altamari, President; Helen Lucas, Vice President; Frances Craig, Cor- responding Secretary; Priscilla Dorr, Recording Sec- retary; Dorinne Alger, Treasurer; Nina Volschak, Betty Locke, Barbara Pattison, Barbara Files, Hazel Twiss, Jean Sullivan. Glenice Pannanen. Threse Hickey, Lois Spencer, Joan Muser, Carol Doten, Priscilla Phillips, Eleanor Craig, Dorothy Robinson. De Pauw University was the first home of Alpha Chi Omega. From the date of its founding in 1895 this sorority has become one of the three largest in America. oniu Active Members: Fau:t Fiore, Supreme Council- man; Frank Piizuto, President; Richard Webber, Vice President; Frank James, Secretary; Andrew Littel, Treasurer. Raymond Hunkins, Donald Love, Francis Gallagher, Peter Cirullo, Leo Horan, Raymond Stew- art, Robert Willoughby, Charles Hubbard, Robert Ball, Raymond Fleck, George Lowe. Malcolm H. Holmes, Harold Schwab, Faculty members. Sinfonia ' s activities for the year begin with the annual " Smoker " for the men students. A musical program highlights the evening. Sinfonia, together with its sister sorority present a formal concert each year. ' — 22 — C arr Organ ocietij Active Members: Jean Robinson, President; Eleanor Craig, Vice President; Frances Craig, Sec- retary; Emma Jane West, Treasurer; Dorothy Robin- son, William Pickett, George Bayley, Clark Greene, Pauline Connor, Shirley Hart, Marvin Beinema, Ruth Green, Marjorie Robbins, Olivia O ' Brien, Frank Hinkel, Helen Behrens. Honorary Members: Mme. Ruth Conniston-Morize, Bac.Mus.; Wallace Goodrich, Mus.Doc; Homer Humphrey; Carl McKinley, Mus.Doc; Dowell McNeil, Bac.Mus.; William Self Everett Titcomb. The Carr Organ Society is a comparatively new organization as it was founded in 1939. It became inactive in 1942, and was re-organized with a new charter in 1944. They are extremely active, enjoying many musical expeditions to various institutes which display unique organs and organ literature. The members of this society also present various informal musical and social get-togethers. l c ' iv cj Ian J C onScrvalorij C IuIj Active Members: Betty Kay, President; Catherine Ameer, Vice President; Ann Very, Secretary; Eliza- beth Benedict, Julyann Hartwell, Treasurers; Jean Guilford, Corresponding Secretary; Elizabeth Blake, Social Chairman; Amelia Altamari, Margaret Brom- ley, Priscilla Dorr, Janet Hayes, Helen Lucas, Joan McNeil, Lois Schaefer. The " Con " Club was founded in 1920. Twice a year, the members busy themselves rushing ' new girls. During the year outings and parties are numerous. 51 Active Members: David D. Hicks, President; Walter D. Nickerson, Vice President; J. Donald De Long, Secretary; Richard F. Silva, Treasurer; Elef- therios Eleftherakis, Louis Ugalde, Ralph Saunders, Anthony Cirella. The Alpha Chapter of Kappa Gamma Psi Frater- nity was founded at the New England Conservatory of Music on December 11, 1913. It blossomed into a national fraternity soon after in many of t+ie lead- ing musical institutions. William Murray, President; Raymond Stewart, Vice President; Peter Saitta, Corresponding Secre- tary; Elmer Dennis, Recording Secretary; Herbert Goldlarb, Treasurer; Vincent Cusutto, Assist. Treas- urer; Rick Huesman, Hermann Voung, Masters-at- Arms; Raymond Nadeau, S. G. Representative. Any veteran is eligible to join this organization. GREETINGS AT COMMENCEMENT me QUINCY PORTER Director MALCOLM H. HOLMES Dean NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC .... COMPLIMENTS OF THE CONSERVATORY CLUB COMPLIMENTS OF PHI MU ALPHA, SINFONIA COMPLIMENTS OF COMPLIMENTS OF BETA CHAPTER MU PHI EPSILON ZETA CHAPTER ALPHA CHI OMEGA ed to tlie Senior duSA of 1946 rotn THE VETERANS ' CLUB COMPLIMENTS OF KAPPA GAMMA PSI COMPLIMENTS OF COMMUTERS CLUB COMPLIMENTS OF A FRIEND COMPLIMENTS OF LAMBDA CHAPTER SIGMA ALPHA IOTA COMPLIMENTS OF IOTA CHAPTER HONORARY SOCIETY COMPLIMENTS OF THE ELSON CLUB COMPLIMENTS OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC OF PI KAPPA LAMBDA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION The Warren Kay Vantine Studio, Inc. School and College Photographers ta ike 160 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts CONSTANTIN HOUNTASIS SYMPHONY FLOWER SHOP VIOLINS Maker and Repairer Flowers Aid to Build Morale Strings and Accessories 240 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 240 Huntington Avenue Opposite Symphony Hall Telephone KENmore (2077 THE GOLDEN DRAGON Specializing in Chinese and American Food. Open from 11:00 A. M. to 3:00 A. M. 30$ Huntington Avenue Opposite Y. M. C. A. Tel: COPley 0390 RAYBURN MUSIC CO. 267 Huntington Avenue BACK BAY HARDWARE CO., INC. 246 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, Massachusetts Distributors of Window Shades Bach, Reynolds brass instruments Linoleum Slingerland, Ludwig drums Kaplan, Pirastro, Thcmastik, Kill violin, cello, bass strings. Hardware Paints Electrical and plumbing supplies New and reconditioned instruments. Y e carry a complete line of accessories. Tel. KENmore ( 6287 Compliments of Compliments of THE HUB Beauty Salon ' A Back Bay Institution since 1929 " . OLD ELM DRUG, INC. Permanent and cold wave specialists. Friendly Service 261 Huntington Avenue Tel. KENmore 8277 58 Gainsborough Street Tel. KENmore 8948 A few doors from Symphony Hall opposite Esquire Theater. Compliments of Compliments of Mrs. STONE NEWCOMB ELECTRIC 56 St. Stephen Street 46 Gainsborough Street Compliments of Compliments of GAINSBOROUGH PHARMACY SMITH ' S STATIONERY STORE 273 Massachusetts Avenue Corner Gainsborough Huntington Tel. 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