University of Massachusetts Lowell - Sojourn / Knoll Yearbook (Lowell, MA)
- Class of 1947
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THE 1947 KNOLL . : : " " wjffi = ■- §i ' ' ■■■■■■■ ■■■■ ' m PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE AT LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS FOREWORD To record successfully the happenings of such a year as the 1946-47 passage of time, one would need the pages of a modern best seller. The editor of such a book would need to be a photographer with out- standing ability, a typist of court-reporters ' speed and a foreteller of no mean ability. We have however tried to catch within this book the feeling of a tremendous change that has so characterized this year. Even before the school year opened we felt the change as we read about teachers ' salaries and the need for more teachers. Then as the year progressed and we went to practice teaching, these head- lines in paper and other sources became a reality. We are graduating at a time of many wonderful teaching opportunities. As we look back and see the existence of the past years, we wonder how so much could have happened in such a short time. It would be an impossible task to relate all the times in our limited edition. In our own memoirs, however, we can recall the peace that ended the War of all wars and the sunny peaceful and wonderful opportunities awaiting us in our career as teachers. Looking back on the publication of the book we see the hours spent in consulting printers, photographers, the hours of planning what to do with what pages, the days of picture taking, the mo- ments of excitements over receiving proofs, the assembling of snaps and lastly the sign of relief when the sections went to press. Nowwe are looking forward to the days ahead in our own profession and wonder if we can remember how to roller skate. Administration CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION CLASSES ORGANIZATIONS FEATURES Classes Organisations Features DEDICATION The Class of 1947 dedicates this yearbook to Miss Wilson, beloved teacher and friend of the student body. As our class advisor she has shown a sincere interest, which has been an inspiration in all our activities. Her understanding and patien ce were always ours when required. Since the beginning of our freshman year all class and individual problems have received her un- selfish consideration. It is with heartfelt appreciation and gratitude that we dedicate this Knoll of 1947. In departing, each class member takes with her a more complete understanding of personal charm, because she has known Miss Wilson. Miss Mabul B. Wilson Mus. B., Ed. M. ADMINISTRATION It is with grateful hearts that we acknowledge the members of Lowell ' s Administration, for their guidance and understanding during our four years of college. No doubt we placed a few extra burdens on their shoulders but these were borne with understanding. We owe you much more than these few pages can tell. In the future, when reflecting upon our life here at Lowell we will remember our counsellors, and their wisdom will be our signpost on the road to success. President College days for the Class of 1947 at Lowell Teachers College are soon to end and I extend to you in behalf of the faculty and college our hearty congratulations on the record you have made during your stay with us. It has been our aim to give you the opportunity to experience here something of the art of living together in freedom and tolerance in addition to giving you instruc- tion and training for the noble profession which you are about to enter. It is our earnest hope that you will practice in your future lives and work those ideals of civilization which we enjoy and cherish and which we pray may be pre- served for us. At no time in the history of education has there been a greater need for good teachers and a better chance for fitting rewards for service rendered. May success and happiness be yours in the years to come! James Dugan, President • Every year is a link in a chain which becomes your life. If you have put into the links less than you can and should, you will soon have on your hands a chain beyond repair. Be reliable, friendly, unselfish and cooperative in the home, school and commu- nity where you are going to forge new links. Be a competent workman. Nothing but the best of which you are capable is good enough. Be an efficient citizen. Develop a living interest in the politics of your community, state and nation. These are troubled times. Difficult and dangerous problems are before you. Your help is needed if this World is to go forward to enduring peace, stability and progress. Marguerite Gourville, Dean D ean ' .. j. Herman H. Brase A.B .; M.A. Charles O. Dalrymple B.S.;Ed.M.;Dr.Ed. Marie Gearan B.S.E.;M.S.E. Marguerite L. Gourville B.S.E.; M.A. ' jf M ; ' ::: " ' |H . ' • M A Irene K. MacDonald B.A.; B.S.; M.A. Elizabeth A. Neilson B.S.E.;Ed.M. Mary A. O ' Rourke B.S.E.;Ed.M. Grace G. Pierce Demerritte A. Hiscoe B.S.E.; Ed.M. Christine M. Kane B.S.E -Ed.M. A. Florence Kirby A. B.; Ed.M. Edward T. Knowles B.S.E.; M.A. FACULTY Mabel Turner B.S.E -Ed.M. K Ml Mabll Banks Wilson Mus.B.jEd.M. K i hleen B. Bvu r Secretary Bl A I KU I L. Ml U.11LR Secretary Training School Teachers Washington Alma Ward, Grade I Georgianna Keith, Grade II Bernice McCann, Grade III Sarah Loupret, Grade IV John E. Barr, Principal Cross Street School Essie E. Roche, Grade I Frances Moriarty, Grade II Charlotte Lowe, Grade III Green School Emma Graham, Grade IV Catherine O ' Connor, Grade V Elizabeth Coffey, Grade VI Elizabeth Provencher, Principal Dracut High School Isobel Gregory Supervisor of Music Mary Wallace In M emoriam The Class of 1947 pays grateful tribute to Miss Sarah O ' Brien, whose personal interest and helpful guidance were of great value to us during our training school period.  • Miss Emma Ramsay A Tribute The members of the faculty and students of Lowell said reluctant good-byes to Miss Ramsay, teacher and friend of our college for many years. Before coming to Lowell, Miss Ramsay had acquired a wide background of teaching experience. This experience included work in day school at Lawrence, Merri- mac grade schools, Maiden High and Keene Normal School, New Hampshire, and Westfield Teachers College. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and did graduate study at Columbia University. It was through Miss Ramsay that we received our first introduction to methods of teaching, consideration of the invidual child, problems of discipline, and many other aspects of pedagogy. We miss her presence here at Lowell but those educational ideals she set before us remain, and remind us constantly of a great teacher.  CLASSES This is what you ' ve been waiting for, seniors. Your pictures. The subject of all conversation ever since you sat before the cameras in your prim, white, round neck blouses. The pleasant smiles and radiant faces of our friends, which adorn the next few pages, place this section of the Knoll very close to our hearts. But, lest we forget the underclassmen who made our college days so complete, the Class of ' 47 has included them in group pictures. This is Lowell! - Class of 1947 The noisy chatter heard from the senior lounge, the rustle of caps and gowns in preparation for Investiture, books, news- papers, and rubber boots all sharing an intimate corner of the room (to the disgust of the clean-up committee), choir robes, knitting needles, music from the radio, conscientious choir members and " just happy to be alive " students. These are the things which will soon find room in our collection of memories. Now that we are seniors, we direct seri- ous thought toward our roles in the es- tablishment and maintenance, throughout the country, of the many democratic ideals we have been led to recognize here at Lowell. With the study of literature, mathe- matics, music, history, and many other subjects, have come the concomitants; character building, development of person- ality and general aesthetic principles, which we will require in our chosen pro- fession. We are indebted to our teachers for these phases of our development. Due to their efforts and patience, we have been prepared to teach and guide today ' s youth so that they may be tomorrow ' s good citizens.  OFFICERS President Dorothy Gately Vice-President Bcrnice O ' Connell Treasurer Florence Holton Secretary Pauline Scott  THE KNOLL MARILYN BROWN Brownie " My mother, God bless her. " hair styles. . .cheesecake. . .Mother Hubba 23£ " $ - r s£ ' ' JOSEPHINE MARGARET CAMUSO Jo " How do you do, I ' m Jo. " Embraceable You . . . blue lingerie . . . Taboo perfume Mv " " ■ ?$ £ riff ] " vP % ° urs • • ; CLAIRE COSTELLO Skippy ow do you like my curly hair? ' ' . . little Nancy . . .Aunt Skippy  KATHERINE MARIE DELANEY Kay " East is east and Wes is Wes. " public speaker. . ambition personified . . .Newton 4Xs .rqyP MARIE JOSEPHINE FLATHERS Fletcher " Hi-ya fellers. " Herman. . sparkling personality. . .ready, willing, and able DOROTHY EVELYN GATELY Dotty " Will you please keep quiet? " efficient class leader. . expressive 1947  MARY SHEILA GILMORE " For goodness sake. " center guard, twiddling. . chatter ANGELINA MARY GRANESE Angle " I ' d love to stay, but I have a pupil at 3 .00. pretty hair. . .ready smile SOPHIA NICOLETA GIAVIS " You send me to Shangri-la. " five sandwiches. . luscious lips THE KNOLL  1947 MARIE ESTELLE GUAY " What now? " musical laughter. . tiny wit NATALIE MARY HART Nat " It sure is corka-peachy. " .basketball. . snowman JEAN CLAIRE HASKELL Jeauie " Ya-ta-ta-ya-ta-ta talk, talk, talk! blondie. . Patsy. . .musical jewelry  THE KNOLL J S - ' VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Ginny " I think Fm going to faint. giggles. . high heels. . .red and fuchsia FLORENCE LOUISE HOLTON " Are you kidding? ' ' checkbook. . .relatives. . .Ernest HELEN ELIZABETH HUME Bi mpsy " I ' m not ready. " house parties. . mittens  ANNA LOUISE HURLD Nancy " Charlie, he ' s my darling. ' radio fiend. . .Army General. . dainty tf. MARTHA MARIE LENOX Re " How ' s that heifer, Gin? " imitations. . .shoulder pads. . capable executive MARY VIRGINIA MACHADO " Do you mean it? " pleasing personality. . .good speeches. . so big 1947  MARY PATRICIA MAHONEY " Isn ' t that a riot? " subtle humor. . .ideal disposition ill J J 1 JLM j fr J » + r m KATHLEEN VINCENT M? GONAGLE What have you got for lunch, Pat? " % p . nC photogenic. . .goldilocks. . .club meeting. REGINA FRANCES McKENNA Mac " Open the door, Richard. " trumpeter. . .intellect. . .civic symphony THE KNOLL  1947 PATRICIA MARGARET McQUAID -- " When banana peels are falling. original songs. . Blue Danube. . poet JUSTINE RANKIN MELLEN Tina " Oh, really? " diction . . pretty eyes . . . hockey BERN1CE MARY O ' CONNELL Bemie " Honestly fellers, that ' s true. " brown eyes. . .petite [27 J THE KNOLL MARION EVELYN O ' CONNELL " Where is that girl? Hm? ' ' magazines. . .hairdresser PRISCILLA ANN PRIESTLEY Pris " Oh, golly! " sensible shoes. . .Sunday School YOLA MARIE RAGOZZINO Yo " No, no, don ' t tell me! " spaghetti. . .A. A. Board. . .infectious laugh  MARJORIE DOROTHY RANEY Marge " Is that so? " quiet. . .demure. . .third finger left hand RITA JUNE SAPARETO Sappy " You ' re so funny. " A-men. . .sleepyhead. . .kid sister PAULINE NONA SCOTT Scotty " Oh, no! " gal with the plumes. . .fashion plate, glasses green 1947  SHIRLEY ANNE SEVRENS Shirl " When Gil comes home- Class Day Toscanini. . weenie re of Home. " JEAN GEORGANN SHINNICK Scbmck " Sure, I ' ll do it for you. " without a song. . .wide belts VIRGINIA ELLEN SIMONDS Ginny ' ' Purty good, Marie. ' ' peanut . . . feather cut THE KNOLL  1947 PRISCILLA ELSWITHA TURNER Pris ' ' Go west, young girl, go west . Oregon . . . bus troubles DAVIDA VINECOUR Dave ' ' Look it up in the dictionary, knitting. . elevator eyebrows MILDRED ETTA INFIELD Millie " See you in the library. ' ' " Moonlight Sonata " .. .dance fan... King Cole Trio  : ' - r , ,ir ,„ ' f ' •• 1 • Ex Libris Ruth Morris Winifred Fountain SlMONE GAUDETTE Phyllis Murphy Claudia Dublin Irene Desilets Rita Latulippe Phyllis Ashton Elizabeth Bushnell Barbara Doran Dorothy Kelakos Katherine Meagher Elizabeth Stanton Constance Morse Priscilla Garmon Mary Trafton Alphonse Tatarunis  " ra pv- OFFICERS President Barbara Bennett Vice-President Jean Cirillo Secretary Marjorie Semple Treasurer Margaret Duffy t-4 StS ' - - lLAsiVZ. Ci- - ' J unior Class Y The Junior and Senior classes are always very close. A great deal of our college life has been spent together, many friendships and loyalties have sprung up. Sharing many times together is probably the most important reason for the proximity. When you reach the status of an upper classman, your training at college becomes specialized. This change strengthened the bond between us for we all are now inter- ested in becoming good and successful teachers. Your class has had its first experience in practice teaching. You probably feel as we do, that it is the greatest challenge and adjustment ever to be met in your college years. During your senior year, which is your year, in which every activity is more meaningful than ever before, your class will be divided. Although you may be divided physically, be united in your ac- tivities, for they are your last as college undergraduates. 33] J jr., ■ Y V -v r 7 The Class of 1949 will be long remem- bered at L.T.C. Their pleasant counte- nances set them apart as do their liveliness and interest in all that makes up the social life of our college. They are famed for their " big sister " parties, avid participa- tion in sports activities and the intensity and variety of their intellectual pursuits. The members of the Sophomore Class will always be dear to each and every member of their " big sister " class. They have been always ready to lend a hand when the road became rocky. If you should ever need a concrete example of personality plus, look for a member of the Class of 1949. Forever they ' re the tops. Soph omore ci ass OFFICERS President Lorraine Dancause Vice-President Ruth Innes Secretary Valerie Mauss Treasurer Mary Slattery  7l ui ■ T j, -IP ) c e A - OFFICERS - l v , (i " - President Joan Brunelle Vice-President Barbara Farrar Secretary Anne Rutledge Treasurer Elwqoe JPoq ; " , ' -  The Frolicking Freshmen made their official debut at Lowell Teachers College in the most unique initiation costumes ever to be designed by a big sister group. Long underwear, men ' s shoes, vegetables, short dresses and unique styles drew gales of laughter from the soberest of students, as these children dragged both books and weary bodies in and out of classrooms. In spite of it all good sportsmanship netted the " frosh " a social given by their big sisters. In celebrating the end of initia- tion they extended a " let ' s be friends " invitation to each little sufferer. Freshmen were intensely interested in athletic activities and gave them heartv support. With the few short months of experience, these college infants have shown much skill. Just think what the Class of 1950 will have to offer in three V 4»i i SI ft ' 6 ,v r ' iiU ORGANIZATIONS This section of the book is devoted to group activity here at Lowell. The School and Society League and the Athletic Asso- ciation comprise the two leading organizations to which any student may belong. Other organizations, such as Band and Choir, are open exclusively to music students. During the year these groups provide many activities for the varied phases of interests among the student body. I ■ m m ■ m r Af " % A - ■? J S The furtherance of democratic princi- ples is the basic aim of the activities of the Student Council. All students and teachers are members of this society. The executive council is com- posed of officers elected from the entire student body, including representatives from each class, Athletic Association and Music Department. The music representa- tive plans entertainment for chapel ser- vices, while the social chairman prepares for teas and other social events. Each member carries out the duties required by her office. Miss Gourville, dean of the college, is the faculty advisor. OFFICERS President Marie Lenox Vice-President Marie Flathers Secretary Virginia Simonds Treasurer Evelyn Dane School and Society League THE KNOLL Editor Justine Mellen Co-Editor Davida Vinecour Business Manager Regina McKenna Assistant Business Manager Sophia Giavis Photographer Kathleen McGonagle Art Editor Helen Hume Co-Art Editor Natalie Hart Literary Editors Mildred Winfield Mary Mahoney Virginia Heffernan Sports Editor Nancy Hurld Music Editor Shirley A. Sevrens The 1947 Knoll Staff wishes to express sincere appreciation to President Dugan, Miss Gourville, Miss Wilson and Miss Kirby for their part in the presentation of this yearbook. A word of praise is extend- ed also to the underclassmen who co- operated so willingly. For you , seniors: Gratitude is expressed for the pictures, write-ups, publicity, sales talks, sugges- tions and valuable expenditure of your time. All of these things made for ideal working conditions and it has been a pleasure to serve you. We of the staff hope you enjoy the Yearbook, as much as we have enjoyed preparing it.  s enior Choir College Choir  Senior Choir Band Comprising only about one fifth of the total registration, music students are an important factor in our college life. The Senior Choir, organized as " The Mozart Choir " in our freshman year, sings at class programs, and has been in constant demand for out-of-town concerts. To Miss Wilson, our inspiration and guide for three years, we give our love and deep appreciation. C ollege Ch oir " Whenever God doth let us see His treasures, " are words which recall our college choir, singing at assemblies and recitals. This group combines junior and senior music students and represents the college in public presentations: Lenten Services, Conferences, Women ' s Clubs. A reputation for perfect harmony is our reward for long hours under the competent leadership of Miss Pierce. Every Thursday afternoon finds the group of music students, with various in- struments for instrumental class. After four years of this weekly band practice, with Augustus Mazzocca as instructor, the students have acquired sufficient knowl- edge of each band instrument to success- fully conduct instrumental classes during future teaching experience. SENIOR CHOIR President, Mildred Winfield Vice-President, Shirley A. Sevrens Secretary, Jean C. Haskell Treasurer, Davida Yinecour Librarian, Marilyn Brown COLLEGE CHOIR President, Davida Yinecour Vice-President, Jean C. Haskell Secretary, Margaret Movsesian Treasurer, Shirley A. Sevrens Librarian, Diane Kludjian I 41 j The progress of the Blue and Gold in our athletics during the past year may be at- tributed to not only those who have served as members of the Athletic Association Board but to all students who have partici- pated in the athletic activities at the college. The Athletic Association has a firm and stable background in the Athletic Associa- tion Board. The Board directs the recrea- tional activities of the college. Its mem- bers supervise all activities — field hockey, basketball, archery, badminton, tennis, horseback riding, tenniquoit and softball. Honor teams are selected at the close of every athletic activity. Serving on these are the outstanding. Competition day is eagerly looked forward to by all. The Athletic Association has had a very successful year under the capable guidance of Miss Elizabeth A. Neilson. The climax of all of our athletic performances is a formal banquet in May. Athletic Association OFFICERS President Yola Ragozzino Vice-President Katherine E. Moran Secretary Katherine Delaney Treasurer Priscilla Priestley  Army -Navy Competition Many years ago, Army-Navy competi- tion began at our college. Since then, at the outset of the freshman year, each student is given the opportunity, by drawing lots, to join either the Army or the Navy team. As soon as each member of the freshman class has been installed as a member of one or the other competitive organizations, sports activities become " to each his own " affair. The necessary moral support for these organizations comes from the faculty members, who also in their freshman terms are claimed by one of the groups. Each sport has been organized on a bi- team basis. At the ending of the practice time allotted to any particular sport, Army -Navy games are played. Finally honor teams are chosen to represent their  teams in the championship play-off. To the winner of this final game, points are awarded, according to the importance of the sport, in that activity. To add impetus to the friendly struggle between groups a Sports ' Cup Award was instituted in 1944. This cup is presented at the Athletic Association ' s banquet to the team which has earned the greater number of points during the year. At the present time the Navy team is in possession of the cup. However, the mem- bers of Army ' s fighting aggregation are determined to snatch victory and the cup from the grasp of the Navy team. Whatever the results of future compe- tition, the establishment of these ever vying activities has meant much to each of us at Lowell Teachers College. As our final words, may we say: " May the better team win. "  Campus Star As the new year of 1947 entered the doors of L.T.C., it brought a new high- light in student activity, the publication of a school paper, called The Campus Star. Under the supervision of Miss Kane, the paper covers student activities and social events and reports on all outside happen- ings of interest and educational value to the students. The humorous elements are found in the cartoons, gossip columns, hair styles, what the best dressed girls are wearing for shoes and the number of men available for college girls in the future. We have all enjoyed reading The Campus Star and so we should give three cheers for the hard working staff which makes this pleasurable reading possible. We also ex- tend our thanks to Miss Kane for her ad- vice and inspirational leadership. OFFICERS Advisor Miss Christine Kane Advisory Board Evelyn Dane, Chairman Ruth Hayes Patricia O ' Loughlin Angelina Granese  . t ft ° FEATURES - ' . - This section of the book is devoted to high lights of our college life. Here we find the college hymn, pictures of the choirs and band, and informal snaps of students ' activities. W w " 3 . ■• - Sri - CLASS n J.C.H. I o.rcu)ell i Lou; - oil ' Hie 5 ± J 1 — J- f 1 l J I ; ; i rrfi, r £, u rre. r s -T5«- I J I . U-S TtJ Sooj C ooi I ' I P :3 F=F 3ue 1MF S£ i 3 ' i Uujs. tolHi- ' m (ioa,»- S ¥ r r i rr T=F % rne nd-lu ujaiU uj ' ill 3 4=t g b J=t TOju ujItVv Ui 4t » - ! I f= f T W a e B =n T F T -ea-- ,uj- A are 4 I =F Tr f=P 3 ± rne-m- o - -ie.s «Te i V ■bL — - - i n T P SONG " to Lou)ell Jean. U Ha-skell Cla. - - se-s m =t v e-o T r I t? one. f f F r f 7 J ! I — i TT j t i r i t? =f= -t — V i — h g t ; . 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' • J 1 - ' -J — i J. t - = i-h I =£ t us Name Noted For Idea of Misery Probable End Camuso Many blouses Empty stomach Acrobat Costello Attending classes Missing a class Mrs. Donovan Delaney Poise Having no school College Dean Flathers " Mustard " Hybrids Swimming Instructor Gately Faraway look Not seeing Al Love in a cottage Giavis " Shangri-la " Taking Gym Greece Granese Giving Piano lessons Missing the 3:05 bus Librarian Hart Cheerful Smile Homework Saleswoman Heffernan Infectious Laughter Reports Newsreporter Holton Promptness Not balancing budget Bill Collector Hurld Quiet Manner No Piano Second Ethel Smith Lenox Quilted Robe No men Ballet Russe McGonagle Golden Locks Knitting Asst. to Art. Murray O ' Connell, B. Lil ting voice Straight hair Efficient housewife O ' Conncll, M Original Coiffure Two left feet Designer Haskell Tickling the ivories Without conversation Dog Breeder Brown Pompadours Letting hair down Hair Stylist Hume " Begin the Beguine " The Ford Heap Ski Instructor Guay Stadium Boots Classes College Professor Vinecour Caricatures Monday Saleswoman Winfield Subtle Wit No Gym Authoress Sapareto Food Consumption Homework Fat Lady in Side Show Gilmore Silence No sports Gym Instructor Mellen Decorations Being Idle Sports Instructor Mahoney Good Nature Eating Candy Teaching School Priestley Red Hair Nothing to say School teacher Machado Unfinished Knitting Noise Teacher Raney Placid Disposition Speeches M.R.S. Degree Ragozzino " One Meat Ball " Nothing to Laugh at Radio Announcer Turner Desire to travel No dessert Fashion Designer Scott " Legs " Singing a solo Fencing Instructor Sevrens Conducting No " Gil " Smith Farm Shinnick Wonderful Disposi- Discontinuance of Comedian tion weekends McKenna Playing Trumpet Missing 3:30 train World Fame McQuaid " Blue Danube " Orderly pocketbook Actress Simonds Gestures No Dates We wonder  ' vac lWmj( g mr e r$ %. er. lft. 1 Sustcoanca Z. Rlma OOa+ar 3. 88 GramVms • Outdoor Sooths 6. -Hcma OorK 11. 1 «W io «»« 9. Ic l Ca-pars to. UvrvVar Uacfc E-rsci ti. r ac Vsoonn A a " tav ia. Ow £ ooK it Oar 9Wr ■HntCrrTe [53 | History of the Class of 1947 On September 12, 1943, a beautiful fall morning, a world-shattering event oc- curred. We, the Class of 1947, began our successful and varied careers at L.T.C. Ah, that was indeed a happy day for both the upper classmen and the faculty of this tradition bound and sedate seat of learning. One reason for our warm-hearted recep- tion was a strange one indeed, when we consider that the enrollment of our college was usually entirely composed of the " weaker sex. " We brought with us on that bright September morn a co-ed! Therefore it was, at least in part, to Al that we owed our early prestige. The members of the Class of 1945 were indeed lucky to possess such wonderful " little sisters. " They recognized our great possibilities almost at once. Before the second week we, Al included, had been transformed into beauteous Roman dam- sels complete with togas set off by onion pendants and carrot string belts, up-dos held in place by black ribbons and accentu- ated by gumdrop earrings and chic black stockings. However we really think a great deal of our " big sisters. " We did even then. Our freshman year was a very full one. Long hours of athletics and other socializ- ing followed by short periods of study was the procedure soon adopted by the majori- ty of us. Most of us, some never, learned after a struggle to draw something which re- sembled a dog only to discover that Mr. Hiscoe wanted drawings of human beings. Ah, well you couldn ' t expect us to keep up that pace, could you? No? You ' re cor- rect. We didn ' t.   It was at about this time that we en- tered upon our one and only scientific craze. We learned, from Miss Turner, of flowers, trees, fish, birds, cats, dogs, amoebae and even the paramecium. Soon too we became acquainted with exam week and its dire results. On the social side of our beginning year we list our " big and little sister " parties, the S.S.L. musical review and the Fresh- man Formal. We also found out why Hampton is known as " Happy Hampton. " Definitely the most important step in our first year was the choice of Miss Wilson as our advisor. This has proved to be the most intelligent act ever to be accomp- lished by a freshman class. As sophomores we had ascended into that treasured realm of upper-classmen. Did we let the freshman know it! Alas, this year meant a partial dimming of our great light of prestige. Our male members had, during the latter part of our freshman year received greetings from the President of the U.S.A. We remember, among other things, the winter week-end at North Conway. Three members of the Class of 1947 became charter officers of the Dramatic Society. It was in this year that we, aided by Dr. Dalrymple, took notice of the strange noises coming from the hall or Miss Pierce ' s room on Thursday afternoon. After much undercover investigation it was discovered that the source of these " sweet sounds " was that organization known as band. What a splendid aggrega- tion of instruments! Our opinions of the musicians had been censored many months ago. Here, too, we delved deeply into the mysterious backgrounds of the land of our birth. We began to realize that familiar words, when coupled together, often hide  a lurking, smirking demon. We knew that " history " meant " record " and that " prob- lem " referred to " a matter hard to solve or settle. " But it was through our U. S. History course with Mr. Hiscoe that we learned that " history-problem " was just another phrase which meant " eradicate the sophomores. " We remember Miss Kirby ' s Literature classes and her favorite remark, " Of course you girls are keeping up with your reading, " and our answers — " Of course! " As Sophomores we learned about educa- tion as related to the sum total of some- thing or other. We became initiated into the wonders of the unit method of teach- ing and the many types of lesson plans. We helped the U. S. Coast Guard to guard the coast of Hampton while Re- gina ' s sister guarded us. Finally on a June morning we bade " good-bye " to our " big sisters, " the Class of 1945- Although as previously mentioned, Mr. Hiscoe and others had tried to eradicate the sophomores, " he was unsuccessful. In fact we fooled everybody by becoming, in September of 1945, the Junior Class. Upon ascending the heights of third year students we really began to do things. To assist us in our varied enterprises we fell heir to the best " little sisters, " ex- cepting us of course, ever to come to L.T.C. Soon we were enmeshed in a startling number of methods courses, among them, Social Studies, Geography, English, Read- ing and Music Methods. Ah, yes, it was in our Music course that we discovered the great musical possibilities of Section IV. In Sociology Class we learned some of the psychological reasons behind our strange behavior. Did you know our so-  cial, somatic and emotional drives as well as intellectual powers are dependent upon the type of hair whorl which we possess? You did! Well you ' re wrong. That ' s not the way we heard it at all ! Our Junior year holds many fond memo- ries for us. Among them we number De- cember 17, at the Longwood Towers in Brookline. That was one Saturday night that wasn ' t lonely. It was the night of our Junior Prom. Of December 18 we say only " Ah what a beautiful morning! " Close on the heels of the New Year came news of one engagement and several friendship rings. To Section III and III-M January meant leaving classmates behind and embarking upon a new adventure. Yes, that ' s the kind way to refer to practice school as- signments. Section IV remembers basketball and " This is it, fellows! " The entire class fondly looks back to Spring and vacation. We again journeyed to Hampton. Some thought we were too exclusive. The location of our cottage was kept a deep, dark secret until the last moment, even from us. The cottage was just elusive. But, we made it. By the way, did anyone ever sweep up that hot-dog? On the more serious side, but equally memorable was June 3, 1946. This was the day of Priscilla ' s and Ray ' s wedding. It was a perfect wedding. Thus did the Class of 1947, through Priscilla, get a glimpse of a Mrs. Perhaps a B.S.E. may be as nice. But, we wonder. Our last year has proved a busy one. There was much work to be done on our yearbook as well as preparation for graduation. To some, senior year meant long hours of lesson planning and teaching. That ' s right. Those drooping shoulders belonged to Section IV. Ah, well we lived didn ' t we? December brought our caps and gowns and with them the first signs of parting, Investiture. Our rings arrived on the very day of Investiture. Nice timing Mr. Coates! The coal shortage was responsible for an extra week of vacation. In January a juvenile reaction came to the staid halls of L.C.T. and particularly to the senior lounge. What does " ma-hah " mean anyway? This month brought the photographer. Can we ever forget his infectious grin? Those proofs certainly showed us a thing or three. The informal dance we sponsored was a great success. Onward to Graduation and the Senior Reception! In conclusion of this history may I say for each senior what she is thinking. Our four years at L.T.C. will alwavs be re- membered as the fullest and happiest years of our lives. Mary P. Mahoney  Senior Directory ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Josephine Margaret Camuso 2268 Mystic Valley Pkwy. West Medford Irene Claire Costello 10 Montvale Rd. Woburn Katherine Marie Delaney 5 Lincoln Ave. Forge Village Marie Josephine Flathers 138 Newton St. Lawrence Dorothy Evelyn Gately 961 Salem St. Maiden Sophia Nicoleta Giavis 41 Butterfield St. Lowell Mary Sheila Gilmore 101 Vernon St. Lowell Angelina Mary Granese 2NellvSt. Wakefield Marie Estelle Guay 144 Franklin St. Lawrence Natalie Mary Hart 153 Foster St. Lawrence Virginia Heffernan 71 Maynard St. Arlington Florence Louise Holton 105 Andrews St. Lowell Anna Louise Hurld 7 Ingalls St. Woburn Martha Marie Lenox 145 Sherwood Rd. Medford Mary Virginia Machado Autumn St. Pinehurst Mary Patricia Mahoney 228 Plain St. Lowell Kathleen Vincent McGonagle 28 Farragut Ave. Medford Regina Frances McKenna 17 McDonald Rd. Medford Patricia McQuaid 1140 Fellsway Maiden Justine Rankin Mellen 395 Chelmsford St. Lowell Bernice Mary O ' Connell 27 Knollwood Rd. Medford Marion Evelyn O ' Connell 22 Arlington Rd. Woburn Priscilla Ann Priestley 215 Princeton Blvd. Lowell Yola Marie Ragozzino 9 Willard Ave. Medford Marjorie Dorothy Raney 430 Arlington St. Dracut Pauline Nona Scott 8 Lockwood St. Bradford Jean G. Shinnick 4 Kingston St. Lawrence Virginia Ellen Simonds 522 Winthrop St. West Medford Priscilla Elswitha Turner Andover Rd. Billerica MUSIC STUDENTS Marilyn Brown 87 Congrees Ave. Chelsea Jean Claire Haskell 81 Larch Rd. Cambridge Helen Elizabeth Hume 14 Whitney St. Saugus Rita June Sapareto 4 South Spring St. Bradford Shirley Anne Sevrens 75 Elm St. Woburn Davida Vinecour 15 Bradford Ave. Bradford Mildred Winfield 18 Sandler Ter. Haverhill  Junior Directory ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Theresa Ahearn 79 Woburn St. Lexington Gertrude Bailev 120 Billerica ' St. Lowell Barbara Buck 14 Wyman St. West Medford Jean Cirillo 99 South Loring St. Lowell Virginia Conway 20 Leslie St. Lawrence Anne Costello 43 Water St. Winchester Lorene Craven 818 Princeton Blvd. Lowell Evelyn Dane 38 Central Square Chelmsford Jane Dorgan 725 Salem St. South Groveland Margaret Duffy 353 Stevens St. Lowell Elaine Fleming 75 Hillsdale Rd. Medford Alice Finnegan 22 Lawn St. Cambridge Kathleen Geary 56 Butterfield St. Lowell Bobbie M. Gibbons 8 Mishawum Rd. Woburn Helen Hudzik 36 Hildreth St. Lowell Florence Kevghas 57 Clare St. Lowell Joan T. Lannon 129 Wentworth Ave. Lowell Barbara Lebowitz 9 Avon St. Methuen Lola Lombus 132 Beacon St. Lowell Julie A. Mack 7 Fairfield St. Lowell Patricia Mangan 100 West St. Lowell Lois J. Marche 237 Albion St. Wakefield Ethel McTaggart 29 Ross St. Medford Katherine E. Moran 16 Litchfield Ter. Lowell Mary Pater 79 Hampshire St. Lowell Harriet Petroski 104 Fulton St. Medford Alvera Ramacorti 93 Pleasant St. Arlington Dorothy Rostron 737 School St. Lowell Marjorie R. Semple 84 Bradstreet Ave. Lowell Catherine Smith 20 Milk St. Methuen Eleanor Stokes 83 Grazier Rd. Cambridge Carmella Tringale 32 Sixth St. Medford Catherine Walters 79 Putnam Ave. Cambridge Esther Wein 80 Thayer St. Lowell MUSIC STUDENTS Barbara Bennett 713 East Merrimack St. Lowell Helen Collins Westlake Guilford, Conn. Jean Duffy 33Staaf Rd. Saugus Diane Kludjian 453 Westford St. Lowell Margaret Movsesian 21 Lovejoy St. Bradford Kathleen Shea 8 Osgood St. Greenfield •- »•  Sophomore Directory ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Mary Louise Brogan 70 Haverhill St. Lowell Mary Shirley Corby 118 Mt. Pleasant St. Lowell Elizabeth Barbara Conway 2 Letchworth Ave. North Billerica Helen Marie Cremen 35 Powder House Rd. Medford Ann Marie Daley 359 Stevens St. Lowell Virginia Mae Grady 172 Shaw St. Lowell Jane Gross North St. Tewksbury Ruth Terese Hayes 2 Arlington St. Cambridge Lena Leiter Salem St. Wilmington Valerie Frances Mauss 707 Bridge St. Lowell Marion Rita Mello 32 Roylston Ave. Lowell Jacqueline Alice Nickles 17ESt. Lowell Jeanne Marie Noyes 115 Sprague St. North Billerica Claire O ' Leary 28 Auburn St. Methuen Patricia Castles Paquin 668 Lowell St. Lawrence Wanda Ann Plachna 1420 Bridge St. Dracut Jean Natalie Rietdan 49 High St. Woburn Marv Gloria Robitaille 147 North Rd. Bedford Dorothy Marie Scalora 14 Osgood St. Lawrence Mary Alice Slattery 58 South Loring St. Lowell Anna Louise Vallera 104 Greenmont Ave. Dracut Ethel Vlahakis 401 Beacon St. Lowell Miriam Therese Wholey 1092 Mammoth Rd. Dracut MUSIC STUDENTS Lorraine Lawrice Dancause 7 Whitman St. Lowell Patricia Ann Elliman 52 South Broadway Lawrence Barbara Knox Hill Lowell St. Andover Ruth Shirley Innes Haggetts Pond Rd. Andover Mary Elizabeth Keenan 46 Bancroft Ave. Milford Florence Savas 1190 Middlesex St. Lowell James Savas 1190 Middlesex St. Lowell Lydia Leslie Taylor Simonds Rd. Williamstown Joyce Mildred Webster 353 Milk St. Blackstone  Freshman Directory ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Jacqueline Bernardin 635 Haverhill St. Lawrence Louise E. Brown 24 Butler St. Medford Lorraine D. Carroll 46 Agawam St. Lowell Joan Condon 119 Emerald St. Medford Patricia Anne Clemens 8 Upland Rd. Medford Lois Coppinger 10 Summer St. Pinehurst Helen Costello 110 Montvale Rd. Woburn Phyllis Crotty 33 Warwick St. Lowell Ellen Delany 69 Norcross St. Lowell Veronica DiFederico 43 Main St. Southbridge Eleanor Duggan 34 Denton St. Lowell Alice A. Dunn 420 High St. Lowell Virginia Durgin Deerfield St. Billerica Barbara Elaine Farrar 25 Broad St. Groveland Eleanor T. Finnegan 54 Corbett St. Lowell Barbara E. Gilmore 101 Vernon St. Lowell Barbara Harrington 182 Andover St. Lawrence Marjorie Hart 153 Foster St. Lawrence Barbara Hayes 7 Warren St. Lawrence Marjorie A. Keljook 50 Monmouth St. Lawrence Therese H. Lamarre 137 Bedford Ave. Lowell Francis J. Lambert 50 North St. Lowell Ellen T. Madden 20 Greenfield St. Lowell Effie S. Mavraides 651 Varnum Ave. Lowell Helen M. Mullen 147 Mammoth Rd. Lowell Marie E. Norton 48 Stearns Ave. Lawrence Patricia A. O ' Loughlin 136 Grove St. Lowell Jean W. Roessler 123 Salem St. Woburn Ann B. Rutledge R.F.D. No. 1, Andover St. Lowell Elizabeth A. Sherlock Chandler St. Tewksbury Marjorie A. Stevens 30 Magnolia St. Lawrence Elizabeth A. Sullivan 57 Brattle St. Arlington Jane A. TordofF 113 Oakland Ave. Methuen Barbara J. Walters 185 Mystic Valley Pkwv. Winchester Louis Witkowski 74 Harrington St. Lowell Mabel M. Zaher 148 Pine St. Lowell  Freshman Directory MUSIC STUDENTS Lorraine Belanger 8 Prince St. Salem Joan Brunelle 595 Westford St. Lowell Shirley Burne 163 Boston Rd. Westford Patricia Chandler 14 Ellingsburg St. Lowell June Douglas 520 Fletcher St. Lowell Joan Dukeshire 68 Springdale Ave. Saugus Shirley Dunne 614 Main St. West Newbury Aurilla Gilman Henderson Rd. Williamstown Pauline Hall 11 Cleveland St. Maiden Robert Lacey 49 Avon St. Lawrence Claire La Force 2 Taft St. Southbridge Marcia Lovering 4 Orchard PI. Arlington Catherine Moore 29 Freeland St. Worcester Judith Neily Stoney brook Rd. Marblehead Angela Orlando 65 Ayer St. Methuen Elwood Poore 219 Main St. West Newbury Virginia Rhodes 27 Congress St. Fitchburg Santo Sciaba 61 Codman Hill Ave. Dorchester Marion Tashjian 48 Lovejoy St. Bradford Louis Tata 211 Sixth St. Leominster Ruth Vantine 19 Colonial Ave. Springfield Ruth Webster 225 Foster St. Lowell Lois Winter Shawsheen St. Tewksbury Acknowledgements The Class of 1947 expresses sincere appreciation for the cooperation of: Mr. Johnson of the Andover Press Russell and Philip McKeen 
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