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We the class of 1957, Wish to dedicate this book to those
who have contributed most to our college year, Mr. Kenneth
White, Dean of Men, and Miss Alice Kennedy,Dean ofWom-
en . They have served as foster parents to us all, teaching,
listening, and even chastising, but always with our interests
at heart. Y
They have aided us in attaining our goals. They have not
only trained us inthe ways of'Newton Junior College, but also
fitted us for that life into which we now go forth.
To you, then, Deans W'hite and Kennedy, we say thanks ,
and may your faith in us never be betrayed.
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So many and varied are the valuable experiences we have in a college year
that no one can retain them all in his memory. The importance of looking back -
on these experiences is immeasurable, whether from the distance of a year or a
generation, for to be reminded of friendships, of knowledge discovered, and
of those who helped us discover, is to reflect, and to reflect is to grow wiser in
carving our lives from the block of time.
It has been the privilege of the year book committee to aid your memories
by recording in this book some of '57's events at Newton Junior College. It is
our sincere hope that you enjov your reflections, now and always.
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Harold Howe ....
BUSINESS Aomrrsusriwrioisi ' ' '
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D'AfCy, George ,,,,,,.,.. . . Investments fEven.ing Division,
Judge, Leo P . .
Poock, Harvey . . .
White, Kenneth P .
Boyle , Lam oine ....
Cutting, T. Jerome
Stonberg, Selma S .
Wadman, Dorothy S
Merritt, Wesley S .
Miles, Helen C . . .
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Davis, Franklin L .............
Rousseau, David A
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Shapiro, Jack ....
Wohl , Martin ....
Kennedy, Alice J . . . . .
Merrill, Charles D .
Taylor, Walter . . .
. . .Merchandising, Advertising,
Sales, Public Speaking, Busi-
. . . . . . . . .Bursar,Accounting
. . Dean of men, Business Admin.
. . . . English 1 and 2
- . . English 10 and 20
. . . . Reading Skills
. . . . . English 10
. . Music
. . Art
. . Spanish
. . ..... French
. . . . . . . . Mathematics
. . . ..... Engineering Drawing
Dean of Women, Biology, Survey
of Science, Psychology
. Chemistry, Physics, Psychology
SOCIAL SCIENCES . . ............... PHILOSOPHY
Barron, Gloria J ..... .
Peltier, Charles L . . .
I-Iybels, Robert . . .
Hall, Elvaj ean .......
Hesslein, Helen J .
Stoneham, Elizabeth A . . .
PHYSICAL EDUCATION . .
Huston,.Warren L ....
Wilson, Beverly L . . .
Winkler, George . .
RELIGION . Stewart, Dwight C
. . Sociology, Am. Soc. Probs.
. . . . Librarian
. . .Librarian
. . . . . . .Librarian
. . . .Physical Education
. . . Coach of Basketball
. . .Coach of Basketball
Are those scenic views, Mr. TAYLOR? LB seems spell-bound
by "their" beauty. VINCE, what do you see in yonder comer
that is so interesting?. . .Ah, there is our hard working DEAN
WHITE--reprim anding or c o m m e n d i n g?. . .DR. MERRILL
seems to be day dreaming--Bad sign, DOC. Future chemist--
of--America, SYLVIA, is performing a breath taking experi-
ment. . .Is MISS KENNEDY talking about peas and beans again
or thinking about sneaking out for a piece of BILL AND LE.AH'S
chocolate cream pie. . .I didn't recognize MR. JUDGE at first
out from behind the book window. . .MR. WHITE, did MR.
TAYLOR tell that one? And MR. POOCK, didn't you or BOB
think it even a little funny? STEVE did. . .DI, you had better
put those books down. ED is about to launch into details about
the police force. Nice to note DR. PELTIER'S Harvard book
bag--does it contain a manuscript?
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Arnold, Douglas J.
12 Hastings St., Wellesley Hills
Otherwise known as Doug
Future Plans: finish college
Hobby: old cars
53 Bonad Rd. West Newton
Balcom, Finley G.
566 Auburn St., Auburndale
34 Foster St., Newtonville
Bjork, B. Linnea
34 Farquhar Rd., Newtonville
Otherwise known as Linn, Meatball
Future Plans: School of Nursing
Activities: Volunteer Librarian,
Prom Committee, Boston Conference
126 Langdon St., Newton
Future Plans: college
Hobby: working on car
Chamberlin, Russell H.
15 Linden Circle, Weston
Otherwise known as Russ
Chambers, John A., Jr.
1126 Chestnut St., Newton
28 Milo St., West Newton
Otherwise known as Al
Future Plans: work, service
Devine, Thomas L.
60 Donna Rd., Needham
Future Plans: college
Dunlavy, William A.
62 Standish Rd., Wellesley Hills
Otherwise known as Bill
Future Plans: college
Ellis, Isabel M.
24 Francis Ave., Cambridge
Future Plans: college
Activities: Year Book Editor,
27 Hibbard Rd., Newton
Future Plans: college
Activities: Year Book Staff,
Student Council, Social Board
Flynn, Robert M.
340 Linwood Ave., Newtonville
Future Plans: Bridgewater
Activities: Year Book, Student
Council, Editor of Newspaper
Gleason, Herbert R., Jr.
15 Cavanagh Rd., Wellesley
Otherwise known as Herb
Future Plans: college or work
Activities: Student Council
Hatch, Alan T.
228 Auburn St., Auburndale
Future Plans: college
Hunter, Robert A.
33 Fountain St., West Newton
Future Plans: college
71 Kensington St., Newtonville
Future Plans: teaching
Activities: Student Council,
Kohler, Christopher J.
137 Washington St., Newton
Future Plans: B.U.
Hobby: hunting, fishing
34 Charles St., Auburndale
Future Plans: State Dept.
Activities: Newspaper, Chorus,
14 Adams Ave., Newton
Activities: baseball, basketball
Hobby: girls, cars, sports
Knox, Kenneth L..
105 Fairview Drive, West Newton
Loring, Donald R.
26 Pierrpont Rd., Newton
Future Plans: Boston University
Hobby: cars, hunting
Lovering, Kenneth M.
16 Battle Green Rd., Lexington
Mac Innes, Richard B.
11 Puritan Rd., Watertown
Mansur, Bernard J.
3 Amory Rd., Waltham
Future Plans: B.U. or U. of
McCullough, Warren F.
149 Irving St., Watertown
84 Bowers Stf, Newtonville
Mullahy, William H.
10 Clarendon St., Newtonville
10 Andrea Rd., Framingham
Future Plans: college
Hobby: playing with my daughter
Oakes, Richard W.
163 Day St., Auburndale
Future Plans: Nasson College
Percy, James K.
311 Beacon St., Newton Centre
Peschier, William P.
287 Elliot St., Newton
Future Plans: college, service
Activities: basketball, baseball
Hobby: sports, girls
Quigley, Robert W.
5 Harrington St., Newtonville
Rowell, Carolyn Fay
120 Woodstock Ave.
Future Plans: Guilford College
121 Withington Rd., Newtonville
Future Plans: college
Silverman, Stephen L.
162 Independence Dr., Brookline
Future Plans: business
Sutherland, Frederick J.
60 Wyoming Rd., Newtonville
Sullivan, James V.
88 Central St., Auburndale
Future Plans: Tufts College
Vangel, Samuel J.
46 Cummings Rd., Newton Centre
Waters, John F.
62 Margin St., West Newton
90 Clark Ave., Chelsea
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clubs, serving on various committees, and adding to the honor list . . .
Diplomatic speeches could be heard through the corridor, heralding the approach of Jay Wilson, vice-
chairman-treasurer of the student council, member of the social board and international club . . . Bob
Holmes and Lang Anderson' also represented the freshmen on the student council.
The Arnold Twins have been active in heading the social affairs---Bob, as chairman of the outing
club, and Dick as chairman of the social board. Other freshm en on the social board include: Joan Hun-
ter, secretary, Ros Liberace, Monique Lombard, Sylvia Diamond, Carolyn Cleveland, Jim Levenbaum,
Dick Barrette, Bob Arnold, and Paul Engborg.
The pop of flash bulbs announced the approach of Dick Barretts and Dick White---Dick White, in ad-
dition to being a Reflector photographer has been chairman of the athletic board and played baseball.
Also on the baseball team were Ray Acheson, Joe Adario, Bob DiCicco, Don Jones, Jim Levenbatun,
Dick Louis, Dick Arnold, and Duncan Perro.
The building improvement committee, under the direction of John DiBenedetto, included freshmen
KevinPheeney,Jane Bailey, and Cliff Benoit---who have exerted a never-ending effort in improving the
lounge as well as the rest of the building.
Williel-larris,JohnDavid Jenkins, Bob Holmes, and Don Luster were freshinan members of the basket-
The internafional club, headed by Sylvia Diamond, was fortunate to have among its members, David
Rousseau, from France and co-chairman, Monique Lombard from Switzerland, and Vincent Finelli from
Jack Whitney was given the honor of being chosen chairman of the publications board and business
manager of the 1957 Reflector. Freshman committee members included Paul Toomey, Charles Raworth,
Sylvia Diamond, Lang Anderson, Dick and Bob Arnold, Dick Barrette, and Jane Bailey.
It is thanks to the efforts of the above freshmen and the whole student body that NJC has had such a
TOP ROW: P Ro eveen, W. Harris, M. Yaffee D Perro, L. Anderson, J Levenbaum, F. Bethel, J DiBenedetto,
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BOTTOM ROW: W. Pendergast, J. Casey, J. Hunter, M. Watling, V. Finelli, C. Cleveland, R. Acheson, S. Diamond.
TOP ROW: J. Gradeski, R. Dumais, R. I-Iamblet, T. Glynn, R. DiCicco, L. Rosenberg, C. Benoit. MIDDLE ROW: J.
Jenkins, J. Bailey, R. Blue, J. Wolf, M. Lombard, J. Wilson, D. Barisano. FRONT ROW: J. Flynn, R. Holmes, D.
Jones, R. White, R. Arnold, J. O'Connell.
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The Student Council for 1956-57 was composed of four sophomores: Bob Flynn, President, Diane
Joyce,Secretary, Mike Flynn, Herb Gleason, and three freshmen: J. W. Wilson, Vice-President-Treas -
uxer, Bob I-lohn es, and Langford B. Anderson. Our faculty advisor, who has been an invaluable asset,was
At the beginning of theyear, we set up various boards and committes to handle the different types of
studentactivities. It then became their responsibility to plan and carry out social functions and athletic
events, as well as to improve the school building.
We have strived to settle a multitude of student problems before they were called to the attention of
It has been our purpose to be a policy-making council. As a result, we feel that not only this year the
school has benefited, but that the policies that we have adopted will be beneficial to Newton Jtmior Col-
lege in years to come.
The Publications Board
The Publications Board, headed by John Whitney, includes the newspaper staff and yearbook com-
This year, a few enterprising students started a newspaper, the Stoic, to act as the voice of the stu-
dents, expressing their ideas and opinions. Bob Flynn, Lang Anderson, Merriam Knight, and Lyn Rowell
were the original staff and responsible for getting it off to a good start. The present staff consists of Rob-
ert Flynn, Editor-in-Chief, John Carr, Features Editor, and Merriam Knight, Business Editor. Bob was
seen manya time intently at work behind the mimeographing machine trying, and succeeding in getting
the copy out on time, not only this, but he also contributed many well written articles. Merriam gave
generouslyofher time to selling and writing interesting anicles as well. Contributions came from many
students, including Lynn Rowell, J. W. 'Wilson, Linnea Bjork, Ibby Ellis, Diane Joyce, and Bernie Mansur
whose short story, "Eight-Ball",ranin several issues and was a great success. We hope that the Stoic con-
tinues to grow and to fulfill its purpose.
NJC's yearbook is entitled the "Reflector," and, as the name implies it is a reflection of college
activities during the year. This year it was headed by Ibby Ellis, Editor-in-Chief, Diane Joyce, Features
Editor, and JackWhitney, Business Manager. The committee members were: Sylvia Diamond, Jim Sul-
livan,ChuckRaworth,Jane Bailey,Ken Knox, Paul Toomey, Lyn Rowell, Bob Arnold, Bill Dunlavy, Mike
Flynn, L. B. Anderson, Herb Gleason, Dick Barrette, and Dick Arnold. Under the able supervision ofthe
editors, and with the advice ofMiss Miles,the various abilities of the committee members were discovered
and put to good use. Thanks to their co -operation and hard work, and to the many students who helped
and contributed although not on the committee, we have the 1957 REFLECTOR.
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Under the watchful eyes of Dean White, Faculty
Advisor, J. W. Wilson, Student Council Advisor, and
Richard Arnold, Board Chairman, the Social Board
provided social activities for the students.
Three special committees of the board were: The
Prom Committee, Outing Club, and International
Club. Climbing mountains, informal student dances,
swimming at Cape Cod, and the annual promenade,
which was held at The Woodland Country Club,
were among the highlights of the 1956-1957 social
season at Newton Junior College.
Athletic Boa rd
This year NJC has participated in two team sports:
basketball and baseball. It is the job of the Athletic
Board to set athletic policy and find enough people
to make complete teams and squads. Through the
work of the eight man Athletic Board, headed by
Dick White, in cooperation with the coaches and the
Faculty Committee on Athletics, the basketball and
baseball teams were formed. Any sport in which the
school participates comes under the authority of this
board, including the table tennis in the lounge.
Thanks to the efforts of the Newton Women's Clubs
and Dr. Barrow's gift we have a usable table for
which the board bought new equipment.
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Under the chairmanship of John DiBenedetto, the Building Improvement
Committeemerged with the Student Lounge Committee, both committees be-
ing concerned withthe improvement of the physical appearance of the school.
The big project was the execution of the Ivy Day program.
During Christmas Vacation, several students, including Dick Oakes, Bob
Hunter, and Jim Sullivan, devoted many hours to the redecoration of our "dun-
geon" in order to make ita more pleasant place in which to lounge. fWhy they
chose shocking pink they never did reveal., The Newton Women's Clubs con'-
tributed the table tennis equipment and added the final touch by hanging cur-
tains. Rounding out the committee were Bob Quigly, Lyn Rowell, and Mike
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Alas poor Hector, the Biology Lab
knew him well!
Look what NJC did for Ginny and Diane
108--Mrs. Mooney and the ladies
Hey fellas, don't trip the
OUR SWl1ViIviING POOL
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The Outing Club
The outing club is a subdivision
ofthe social board, it was organized
to provide out of door activities,
such as mountain climbing and
skiing for the student body. This
year, the club held two expeditions
up Mount Monadnock, and a ski
weekend at Birchtoft Lodge, a resort,
in New Hampshire. All in all, the
season was very successful as the
students heartily enjoyed these
events and, except for some rather
questionable cripples who appeared
the Monday after one of the climbs,
there were no casualties.
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The International Club, organized to bring together our foreign students
with N.J.C. Students interested in furthering international understanding, has experienced
several enjoyable meetings.
At our first meeting, held in the N.J.C. Library, we were entertained by Monique,
who described life in Switzerland. An International atmosphere prevailed at Mr.
Taylor's home where dressed in Japanese Kimonoswe drank American Cokes, at the
sound of French music filledthe living room. We also spent an enjoy-
able evening at a party given by Kevin Pheeney.
Among the events planned for the spring, are
included a.n evening at pops and a visitor from
Sweden, which promises to justify our purposes
F. 1 in forming this organization.
'K D. Joyce, J. w. wnson, B. Amoid,
I M. Lombard, D. Rousseau fCo-
Chairmanj, S. Diamond fPresidentj,
V. Finelli, Z. Mississian, J. Hunter,
L. Rowell, C. Cleveland, D.
Arnold, J. DiBenetto, K. Pheeney,
M. Knight, P. Engborg.
-,,,,.. I'm sure that we would all agree, if it
came right down to it, that the College's
weeklyOrien1:ation meetings are well worth
the effort required to pull ourselves out of
bed, and up three flights of stairs to the li-
brary at 8:30 in the morning for something
"which isn't even a class." For, in the li-
brary on Wednesday mornings, snoworsleet
NJC musters its student body for the privi-
lege of listening to, and asking questions of
people who are kind enough to share their
time and knowledge with us. In this way,
we have heardmany different people speak on many different subjects from a colorful lecture on the Mid-
East crisis byMr. ElAramaryto immensely valuable advice on how to study effectively given to us by Mr.
I-lenryBissex. In this way too, we were able to partake of the political wisdom of Mr. Dan Fenn, Director
of World Affairs Council for Massachusetts, and to have a private showing, thanks to Mrs. Ralph Schreider,
of "Assignment Children," a movie which left us not only charm ed by the inimitable Danny Kay,but with
the impressively grave fact that for over half the world's children "UNICEF please" means not only milk,
Several of our Orientation meetings have been panels, ranging in discussion topic from "Careers in
SocialWork"to "Prospects for World Peace." The panelists prove the security of their respective viewsby
allowing questions from the floor before the hour ends, and thus we have a chance to "be heard," which
is taken good advantage of by the more vocal and bolder of us. Notable among discussions of this nature
was a "Panel of Americans," This panel was composed of representatives of major American groups, and
was fitting testimony to the theme discussed, that all men can be brothers, And, indeed, if there is any
theme which underlies our Orientation meetings, it is this very one,
We gather together on these mornings to learn of things that have happened, that are happening, and
that can happen,so that we may increasingly grow in our ability to understand and appreciate other men,
whether they be our own classmates here at NJC, or people of distant lands.
It is an ironic situation that so many of us should
want to criticize our own generation for not having
any life or spunk. In addition, our elders often
wonder if we've forgotten how to enjoy ourselves, and
in doing so only indicate that they still vividly recall
the hectic 'roaring twenties' when Americans every-
where went on one big party that lasted a decade.
The truth of the matter is that we have no reason to
be ashamed of our reticence and conservative out-
look, for it is characteristic of the present generation
to be just that way, as Carlos Baker, chairman of the
English Department at Princeton, stated, "in the light
of present undergraduate attitudes, if a term were to
be invented for this age, it would be the 'Age of
As we examine the social events of the year, we
cannot help but notice with pride, the immense
changes that have taken place since the first few
weeks of college. The year began hesitatingly with
a pretty self-conscious get-together Qbilled as the
'Snow Ball', and held at the Newton Highlands
Women's Clubj after which the social life of the
college began to wane, and almost faded out com-
pletely, until suddenly there was a rash of Wednesday
night parties at the home of Kevin Pheeney, avidly
supported by the International Club.
As the first signs of spring mud appeared around
the campus, the Social Board began negotiating furi-
ously behind closed doors for several days before fi-
nally emerging, weary but triumphant, with a care-
fully drawn up program which succeeded in disproving
much of the rumors concerning the "creative spirit"
of our students. It is significant to note that the spirit
of the subsequent 'Spring Fling, ' held under conditions
much the same as before, proved to be truly a re-
freshing experience as compared with any social
event up to that time. It was a real elbow-rubbing
sort of affair, and lots of fun, and all were present,
including Stevoreno andthe good Doctor who
diligently took care of the punch bowl. The party
at Birgit's, which followed a week later, was as
pleasant a get-together as one could ask for, among
the guests were Dean White and Chris Kohler, who
presided over the TV set throughout the evening.
It is perhaps this refreshed spirit that has
been the most significant characteristic of
our college year. lt seems that we have
takena giant step in the right direction, and
let us hope that in future years we will only
be satisfied with that which is above the
level of mediocrity. In so doing, we shall
maintain that spirit of optimism, that watch-
ful, careful spirit of consolidation that we
have come to express so well this year in our
. I a, 3 Vigil,"
As far as wins are concerned, the 19 56-57 basketball sea-
son wasa disappointing one. The team played a rough fifteen
game sched1.11e, winning only two games. However, Coach
Wilson deserves a great deal of credit for the marked im-
provement in the team's playing as the season progressed.
This was clearly shown in the last few games as the "Bears"
lost by only a few points.
The team was led by Captain Bill Peschier, and sparked
by Devine, Harris, Holmes, Koutoujian, Luster, McGilv-ray,
Mclnnis, and Reed. The loss of Justin McCarthy, due to an
injury, in the early part of the season was a great setback.
John Jenkins also deserves a great deal of credit as manager.
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tune of 4wins and 5 losses, not a bad tally by anyone's stand-
ard, and certainly a tremendous imporvement over last year.
The credit goes to Coach George Winkler and Co-Captains
Pete Koutoujian and Bill Peschier for organizing veteran play-
ers of last year, and the new men. Team members were:
Dick McConnell, Don Jones, Dick White, Fred Sutherlund,
Ray Acheson, Bob DiCicco, Bob Wood, Dick Louis, Duncan
Perro, and Jim Levenbaum.
Beware of Sylvia, Doc, she has a dangerous
look in her eye . . . Jonesy, Don, Ronnie,
and Joe, be careful with those chemicals-
you might blow something up . . . Now, Ann
and Tom don't laugh, it wouldn't be funny . . .
Hey, Cliff and Don, are Dave and Monique
telling you jokes in French? . . . People
think this was posed, Don . . . Dean White,
don't look so incredulous, you should know
Steve by now . . . La classe de francais et
le profeseur, Monsieur David Rousseau . . .
The Ivy Day
Wednesday, May 1, 1957, at 8:30 A.M. marked NJC's
entrance into the "Ivy League." It was then that the ivy,
which we hope to see covering our school a few years hence,
was planted. Under the watchful eye of Mike Flynn, chair-
man, and the assistance of the Building Improvement Com-
mittee, this event took place.
Mike and Mr. Taylor shared the spotlight as masters of
ceremony, introducing many of Newton's prominent citizens
who each planted an ivy plant-Mr. Harold A. Wooster, re-
presenting the Mayor, Mr. Leo M. Cannon, Alderman, Mr.
Wendall R. Baukman, Chairman of the Board of Alderman,
Mrs. Genivieve Oncley, School Committee, Mrs. Eveline
Mooney, Chairman of the College Auxiliary, Newtonville
Women'sClub,Mr. Fred C. Alexander, School Visiting Corn-
mittee,Mrs. Irene K. Thresher Representative to the General
Court, Dr. Harold B. Gores, Superintendent of Schools, and
Mrs. Philip Wilbur, Chairman of the Education Committee
NewtonHighland's Worn en's Club, as well as members of the
NJC faculty, alumni, and student body.
After the planting and short accompanying speeches, the
guests adjourned to room 108 where coffee and donuts await-
ed, served by Dean Kennedy. The Ivy is symbolic of im-
mortalityas well as the growth, development and maturation
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On May 24, 1957, NJC's social highlight of the year took
place. Long, flowing gowns and white dinner jackets Q Tom
Powers in formal Bermuda shorts, were the dress of the even-
ing as forty couples danced to the music of Geoffrey Carlton's
Orchestra. Many faculty members appeared with their wives
and husbands, helping make this gala event a success. All
who attended agreed that this was the most wonderful night
of the year. After the prom parties were held at the Doug
Arnolds' and the JW Wilsons' where pots of coffee and plates
of sandwiches added the final touch to the evening.
given to a student who has shown qualities of outstanding cit-
izenship, and "a willingness to consider pressing national and
international problems." Bob was also honored with an NJC
Service Award. Diane Joyce and Ibby Ellis both received
Alumni Council Awards for high scholarship and loyalty to
the College,-this award, just established, places a book in-
scribed with the recipient's name in the NJC Library. NJC
Service Awards were also given to Dick Oakes, Bob Hunter,
andMike Flynn for their willing contributions to the College.
J W Wilson received the Newton Kiwanis Scholarship, and
Monique Lombard one of the Newton Federation of Women's
Clubs Scholarships, all for continued study at NJC next year.
Our first Baccalaureate was a truly memorable occasion,
and will remain a milestone in the history of the College's
This year,for the first time, Newton Junior College added
a Baccalaureate Service to its program of Commencement
activities. This event occurred on the rainy Sunday After-
noon of June 2nd, when Dick Cakes, Dr. Merrill, and Dr.
Navez led the procession of sophomores and faculty down the
center aisle of City l-lall's Memorial Auditorium. Dr. Gores,
Newton's Superintendent of Schools, opened the main part of
the service with congratulations to the "bachelor," and then
introduced Mr. Taylor who delivered the Baccalaureate ad-
dress, directed to the graduating class, told oi the importance
of individual thinking, courageous action, and living with
A part ofthe service was devoted to the announcement of
the year's awards and scholarships by Dean White. Six sopho-
mores were the award recipients. First among them was Bob
Flynn who received the Newton Community Forum Award
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Commencement Week, and added greatly to the fes-
tivities of the year's end. The Bells generously
"loaned" their summer home in Cohasset for the oc-
casion, and it was a perfect spot, next to the ocean,
and with plenty of room for seventy-five "Newton
Junioritesl' From 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. everybody
joined in "making 'merry"-activities ranged from
swimming to playing leap-frog in the sand so that
everyone was able to find something enjoyable to
participate in. The only tense note in the day oc-
curred when Dick Oakes, Sylvia Diamond, Jim Sul-
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For NJC's thirty-eight member graduating class,June 7, 1957, was a night long
a wait e d at 7:0 0 , to the of "Pomp and CircLunstance," played by Joan
Hunter ofthe class of '58, all their hopes were realized as Mr. Henry W. Keyes,
chairman of the Newton School Committee, presented the degrees andCertif-
icates. Rev. William C. Fleming, of the class of '51, pronounced the invoca-
tion. Greetings were extended to the graduating class by Dr.Harold G. Gores,
Superintendent of Schools, Newton, Howard Whitmore, Jr., retiring Commis- n
sioner of Education. The subject of Robert I-Iunter's class dissertation was the g
decline of values to the Present state of moral and mental mediocrity." Three.
ofthe college's former administrators spoke on the progress made by NJC in ther
past decade. His Excellency the Governor, Foster Furcolo, delivered the Com- -'
mencement Address: calling for more state supported junior colleges following f.
the pattern of NJC and Holyoke. Dr. Merrill served as Commencement Marshal, 5,
Dr. Navez as faculty marshal, and Richard Oakes as Class Marshal. After the -QQ
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Mr. Taylor - a new tennis racket
Dean White - "Brackenbury"
Dean Kennedy - a modern biology laboratory
Miss Barron - a silent typewriter
Mr. Judge - a pound of flesh
Mr. Stewart - a new Bible
Mr. Merritt - the Voices of Walter Schumann
Mr. Davis - a quart of tequila
Mr. Cutting - Walden Pond
Mr. Boyle - a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado
Miss Hesslein - a pair'of sneakers
Mr. Shapiro - an IBM machine
Mrs. Wadman - a mink coat
Mr. Wohl - a gold plated T square
Doctor Peltier - a motor scooter
Doctor Merrill - Chinatown
Mr. Anderson - a new pair of white bucks
Mr. Poock - a cashier's check for 31,000,000
Mr. Hybels - an elevator
Mr. Wilson - a basketball squad of 7' players
Mr. Winkler - Fenway Park
Mr. Huston - an honest answer for the physical education slips
Mrs. Stoneberg - HDOKS WITH BIG PRINT
Mr. Fallon - students who can hit the wastebasket
Miss Hall - a year's subscription to Classic Comics for the Library
Washington Park Pharmacy
Come and See Shop
Village Beverage Store Inc.
Crowley's Office Supplies
Eastman's Flower Shop
The Lincoln Restaurant
Bill and Leah's Restaurant
Baigel Center Inc.
Newton Corner Florist
Conroy Funeral Home
Moore and Moore Inc.
I-Iubbard's Drugs Inc.
Newton Carburator and Ignition Co
Mr. andMrs. T. Arnold Joyce
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Whitney
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