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f 3 Elmer P. Ladouceur Editor-in-Chief Frederick S. Conley Business Manager ISLAND STATE COLLEGE 1941 5 DEDICATED TO YOU To you for whom the very name of Rhode Island State College daily assumes new significance, to you who carry on the traditions of the college, to you who will give life to the college this 1941 Grist is dedicated. For you Rhode Island State College was founded; to you, also, was she dedi- cated, and with you only will she flourish. We of the class of ’41, who for four years have watched our college progress and change, have given of ourselves and received full return. The heritage of advancement is given to you who follow. It is for you to give time and effort and care that the spirit of Rhode Island State College may never lag nor he broken. The idea of the importance of you who make up the college has been well expressed. Parents asking to see the college one summer day were told. “The college is not here, it is home on vacation.” 6 CLASS ADVISOR-FRIEND Dr. Edward M. Pease The pictures below depict the varied life at State. We see, a general gathering of students, a professor with his experiment, a view of our famous Marine Laboratory, a typical house dance, and last but not least Old Ben Butler ivho has greeted every student since 1895 . . . Students on steps . . . Prof. Carleton . . . Marine Lah. . . . 8 THE 1941 GRIST Many hours of dreaming, planning, and working have gone into compiling this, the 1941 edition of the Grist which we now present for your approval. We have endeavored to preserve for you an accurate record of the many experiences of the college year 1940-41, which you have enjoyed because you shared an intimate part in them. You are the principal characters of this narrative. Your activities, from the opening week of school to the time when you receive your coveted degree, furnish the plot of this story; your accomplishments, the climax. May you look hack in future years, when memory fails to recall these happy times with sufficient clarity, anil read again with some enjoyment the story of another year at Rhode Island Slate — not just another year, hut the year 1940-1941. The merits of the hook may he attributed to the cooperation of many people who took an interest in it. To Jack Marshall of Howard-Wesson Company for his personal interest and creative work and Milton Fitch of the same firm for excellence of engraving and layout. The honors for photography go to Mr. Van Dale of Pawtucket and George Gee of the campus. Mr. Droitcour of Providence gave us excellent suggestions for printing and displayed great patience in working with an inexperienced staff. It is the sincere wish of the editor; the business manager, anil each member of the staff that the 1941 Grist will he a source of information and real pleasure to you all. Registration Day . . . House Dance . . . Old Ben Butler . . . 9 Page 12, Scenes Page 18, Board of Trustees Page 19, Acting President Page 20 . Executive Council Page 22 , Faculty THE COLLEGE 10 11 1941 14 ELM WALK Looking u]» the shaded walk which leads to the house of the President. QUINN HALL More commonly known as the “Home Ee ' building, a beautiful hall in a picturesque setting. 15 A TOWERING VIEW An unusual photo of the road leading to the athletic field as taken from the top of the EAST OF THE QUADRANGLE Looking down the road which runs by Wash- burn Hall and East Hall to the Home of the engineers. Bliss Hall. 16 GRIST 17 BOARD OF TRUSTEES REUBEN BATES Providence JOHN F. BROWN Providence A. LIVINGSTON KELLEY Providence MRS. C. GORDON MacLEOD Providence GEORGE T. MARSH Providence LOUIS M. REAM Providence JAMES F. ROCKETT Woonsocket 1941 18 ACTING PRESIDENT 19 John Barlow Vice-President, Dean of Men, Deun of Science and Business A Y, I B K, $ K I , I L S ; B.S., Middlebury College, 1895; A.M., Brown University, 1896; Ap- pointed Professor of Zoology, 1901 ; Dean of Science, 1924; Vice-President, 1930; Acting Pres- ident, 1930-31; Dean of Men, 1931; Sc.D., Middlc- burv. 1932; Acting President, 1940. Harold William Browning Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Botany 0 X. K I , L =, r A, ' US; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1914; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1916; U. S. Navy, 1917-19; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1920; Appointed Pro- fessor of Botany, 1920; Appointed Director of Graduate Studies, 1937. Royal Linkield Wales S.B. Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering A X A, ' !• K I ; S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1902; Appointed, 1908: Dean of Engineering, 1917. Frank Upton Greer Professor of Military Science and Tactics ATT: Scabbard and Blade: Graduate of U. S. Army Infantry School 1921 ; LL.B„ George Wash- ington University, 1926; Graduate of U. S. Army Command and General Staff School, 1934; Grad- uate. U. S. Army War College, 1936; Appointed, 1938. Appointed Lieutenant Colonel, 1940. Frank William Keaney a.b. Director of Athletics, and Professor of Physical Education A.B., Bates College, 1911 ; Appointed Director of Athletics and Instructor in Chemistry, 1921; Professor of Physical Education, 1934. Wales Greer Keaney 20 Helen Elizabeth Peck Esther Lord Batchelder Dean of Women, Professor of English I K, 1 K I ; A.B., Wellesley, 1904; Appointed Instructor, 1915; A.M., Brown University, 1924: Professor of English Literature, 1924; Dean of Women, 1926; Head of English Department. 1932-38. John Chilcote Weldin Professor of Bacteriology , Vice-Dean of Freshmen I A E, K O, O A Y, I ' P. B.S„ Iowa State College, 1916; U. S. Army, 1917-19; M.S., Iowa Stale College, 1921; Pli.l)., Iowa State College, 1926; Appointed Head of Department of Animal Breeding, 1927; Dean of Freshmen, 1937; Dean of Administration, 1938. Director of Home Economics OBK, I K I , Sigma Xi; B.S., Connecticut Col- lege for Women, 1919; M.A., Columbia, 1925; Ph.D., Columbia, 1929; Appointed Head of De- partment of Home Economics, 1936. Homer Ohlicer Stuart Acting Dean of School of Agriculture, Acting Director of Extension Service B.S., Pennsylvania State College, 1925; M.S.. Kansas Agricultural College, 1927: Appointed Professor of Poultry Husbandry, 1931. Lucy Comings Tucker Registrar and Secretary of the Faculty Batchelder Stuart 21 FACULTY Nicholas Alexander D.ENC. Associate Professor of Aeronautical Engineering Russian Naval Academy, Pctrograd, 1906 ; Eng.l .. Michael Institute of Technology. Petrograd, 1913: Appointed Instructor of Physics, 1932. Francis Pitcher Allen Librarian and Professor of Bibliography 0 A X; A.B., Amherst College. 1926: B.S., Columbia University School of Library Adminis- tration, 1929; M.A., in Library Administration, University of Michigan, 1933; Appointed Librar- ian. 1936. Maurice William Almfeldt Instructor in Engineering T K E: B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1932; Appointed Assistant Instructor, 1933. Laura Edith Andrews Associate Professor of Home Economics A T; B.S., Teachers College, Columbia, 1916; M.A.. Columbia, 1926; Appointed Associate Pro- fessor of Home Economics, 1929. Asadorian William Dickson Archibald Instructor in Charge of Engineering Shops Rhode Island Stale College. 1926; Personnel Manager. Western Electric Co.. Kearney, N. J.. 1930-32: Appointed Instructor in Forge-Foundry. 1932. Ara Astor Asadorian B.S.. M.A. A A W, A Z; B.S., Rhode Island Stale College, 1937: M.A., University of Maryland. 1938; Ap- pointed Instructor and Extension Specialist in Rural Sociology, 1940. 22 1941 Lillie Jane Atkinson b.s. Assistant in Physical Education X Q; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1938; Ap- pointed Assistant in Physical Education, 1939. Everett Lewis Austin A.A., B.S., B.S.A..PH.D. Associate Professor of Agricultural Education cj A K; A.A., Moores Hill College, 1917; B.S., Purdue University, 1918; B.S.A., Purdue Uni- versity, 1923; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1928; Acting Dean of Liberal Arts, Michigan State Col- lege. 1930-32; Appointed, 1939. Wendell L. Bartholdi Atkinson Bartholdi Beck Austin Agricultural Experiment Station Staff Assistant Research Professor in Agronomy T I A, 9 E 3 , TA. Sigma Xi; B.S.. University of Minnesota, 1934; Assistant in Horticulture, Ohio Slate University, 1935-36; M.S., Ohio State University, 1936; Assistant in Horticulture, Uni- versity of Minnesota, 1938-40; Ph.D.. University of Minnesota, 1940; Appointed Assistant Re- search Professor in Agronomy. Vegetable Crops, 1940. Kenneth Orion Beatty. Jr. Beckett T B n, n M E; B.S., in Ch.E., Lehigh Univer- sity, 1935; M.S., Lehigh University, 1937; Ap- pointed Instructor in Chemical Engineering, 1939. William Mitchell Hawkins Beck, Jr. Assistant Professor in Physical Education A A W; Ph.B., Providence College, 1924; Har- vard Summer School, 1927-28-29; Appointed In- structor in Physical Education. 1934; Ed.M.. Boston University, 1935. Robert C. Beckett Associate Professor of Military Science and Tactics 1st Lieutenant Infantry, U. S. A.; Assistant P. M. S. T„ New Mexico Military Institute 1918. Infantry School 1920-21, Assistant P. M. S. T., Davidson College, 1925-29. Appointed, 1940. GRIST Sfc9 23 FACULTY Robert Smith Bell B.S., PH.D. Instructor in Agronomy A Z, FI A Xi; B.S., Cornell University, 1934; Ph.D.. Cornell University, 1939; U.S.D.I., 1939; Appointed, 1940. Ralph Eucene Brown B.E.E., S.M., A.M. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering I K I ; B.E.E., Northeastern University, 1922; S.M. in E.E., M. I. T., 1925; A.M., Boston Uni- versity, 1936; Appointed Instructor in Mechan- ical Engineering, Rhode Island, 1925; Assistant Professor, 1927: Appointed Associate Professor, 1937. Carroll Davis Billmyer Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering T K E, $ K ‘I . Scabbard and Blade; Shepard College, State Normal School, 1910; H.S., Vir- ginia Polytechnic Institute, 1914; 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, U. S. Army, 1918-19; Appointed Super- intendent of Construction and Assistant Pro- fessor of Engineering, 1930. Frank Hartwell Bills Assistant Professor of Mathematics B.S., University of N.H.. 1910; Appointed In- structor of Mathematics, 1910; Appointed Assist- ant Professor, 1917. George Ernest Bond Instructor in Agricultural Economics A Z, I M A; B.S., University of Vermont, 1929; M.S„ University of Vermont. 1937; Appointed Instructor. 1936. George Edward Brooks Associate Professor of Public Speaking AZP; B.S., Dartmouth College, 1922; B.L.I., Emerson College of Oratory, 1927; Appointed Assistant Professor of Public Speaking, 1934; Associate Professor, 1936. 24 Browninc Bryer Burdick Candelet Carleton Carolyn Bryer Instructor in Art, Home Decoration, and Costume Design Graduate, Rhode Island School of Design, 1936; Instructor in Rhode Island School of Design, 193740. Howland Burdick Assistant Professor in Dairying P I K; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1895; Appointed Assistant in Agriculture and Farm Superintendent, 1896; Instructor in Agriculture, 1900: Assistant Professor of Dairying, 1906. Norman W. Butterfield B.S., M.S. Instructor in Horticulture A X A, B.S., Mass. State College, 1937; M.S.. Purdue, 1939: Appointed, 1940. John Edw ard Candelet Head of Department of Economics A T Q, O B K, I K 5, n r M, X E P; B.S., Colby College. 1927; M.A., Colby College, 1928; M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1929; Ap- pointed Comptroller and Associate Professor of Economics, Rhode Island State t.ollege, 1936; Appointed Treasurer, R. I. S. C., 1937 ; Treasurer. R. I. S. C. Athletic Council. 1938; Appointed Head of Department. 1936. Harold William Browning Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Botany 0X,$K I , X E, r A, I X S ; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1914; M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1916; U. S. Navy, 1917-19; Plj-D-- University of Wisconsin, 1920; Appointed Pro- fessor of Botany, 1920; Appointed Director of Graduate Studies, 1937. Rali ii Kimball Carleton Assistant Professor of Chemistry X 5, O K I , I A K, X Z, A X X ; S.B., Boston University, 1919; M.A., Harvard University, 1922; Assistant Professor, Rhode Island State College. 1931 ; I’h.D., George Peabody College, 1932. 25 FACULTY Edward Leroy Carpenter R.S., M.S. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering $ K 0, TB II; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1919; Appointed 1936. Carpenter Mary Evans Chase Director of Dormitories ami Instructor in Orientation B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1931; Ap- pointed Rhode Island State College, 1937. Vernon Irving Cheadle Instructor in Botany I A 0, 5 B K, Simga Xi; A.B., Miami Univer- sity, 1932; M.A., Harvard, 1934; Ph.D., Harvard, 1936; Appointed Instructor in Botany, 1936. Everett Percy Christopher Professor of Horticulture cp K I , P K A, L E, A Z, B I ; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1926; Appointed Professor of Horticulture, 1927; M.S., Rhode Island. 193(1; Ph.D., Cornell University. 1931; Acting Assistant Dean of Agriculture, 1940. Paul Francis Cieurzo Instructor in Physical Education PIK; B.S., Rhode Island Stale College, 1931; Appointed Assistant Instructor in Physical Edu- cation, 1936; A.M., Columbia University, 1939. Calvin Lester Coccins Assistant Professor of Physics T K E; B.S., Rhode Island Slate College, 1907; Appointed Assistant Professor in Physics. 1914. 26 Jesse Allison Defrance Thomas Stephen Crawford B.S., M.S., CH.E., PH.D. Professor of Chemical Engineering Ip K T, l A Y, L Z, I K 4 , A.I.Ch.E.; B.S., West Virginia University, 1925: M.S., Ch.E., West Virginia University, 1927 : Ph.D., Columbia University, 1931; Appointed Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, 1936: Professor, 1939. Associate Research Professor of Agronomy and Landscape Gardening I x, n A I, n A E, A I E, n K A; B.S., Colorado Slate College. 1921: M.S., Colorado State College, 1926: Ph.l).. Cornell University, 1932: Appointed. 1936. Crawford Defrance Delaplane Deszyck Dickson John Paul Delaplane Assistant Research Professor of Poultry Husbandry D.V.M.. Ohio State University, 1929; M.S., Ohio Stall- University, 1931; Appointed. Rhode Island State College, 1931. Edward John Deszyck Research Instructor in Agricultural Chemistry 4 K 1 ; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1933; Appointed, 1937. Robert Abel Df.wolf Assistant Professor of X oology AIT, I ' MA,OIS; B.S., Norwich Univer- sity. 1927; M.S., Norwich, 1930; Appointed In- structor in Zoology, 1930: Appointed Assistant Professor of Zoology. 1936. Mabel Elspeth Dickson Assistant Professor of Business Administration B.S., School of Business, Columbia, 1929; Ap- pointed Instructor in Economics and Business Administration. 1929: M.A.. Columbia, 1931; As- sistant Professor of Business Administration, 1935. GRIST 27 FACULTY Lester Edcar Erwin Ceorce M. Dougherty, Jr. B.A., M.B.A. Instructor in Economics B.A., Harvard, 1936; University of Penn- sylvania, 1939; Instructor in Transportation, Uni- versity of Washington, 1938; Appointed 1940. B.S., M.S., I H.D. Assistant Professor in Bacteriology and Assistant in Physical Education K Z; Scabbard and Blade, Block and Bridle; B.S., Kansas State College, 1924; M.S., Iowa State College, 1929; Appointed, 1932; Instructor in Physical Education, 1936; Ph.D., 1938. Philip Earle Douglass Doucherty Douclass A.B., PH.D. Head of Modern Language Department A.B., Harvard, 1912; Ph.D., University of Penn- sylvania, 1929; Appointed Professor of Modern Language, 1929. George Benjamin Durham Assistant Professor of Horticulture I E, I Z S; B.S., University of Connecticut, 1919; M.S., University of Connecticut, 1921 : Ap- pointed, 1929. Jane Cotton Ebbs Assistant Instructor in Home Economics I I, X .Q; B.S.. Rhode Island State College, 1933; Women’s Medical College of Pennsyl- vania; M.S. Rhode Island State College. 1937; Appointed, 1938. Herbert Martin Emery Assistant Professor of Zoology and Geology I M A, I Z Soc.; B.S-, Massachusetts State College, 1920; M.S., Massachusetts State College, 1928; Appointed Instructor, 1926; Assistant Pro- fessor, 1927; M.A.. Brown University. 1939. Durham 28 Miles Bruce Fisher Fish Fisher Associate Professor of Psychology and Education I A K, Sigma Xi, American Psychological Asso- ciation; A.B., University of California. 1928; Ph.l).. Yale, 1936. Earle Francis Ford Geffner B.S., M.B.A. Visiting Instructor in Economics B.S., Providence College, 1931: M.B.A., North- eastern University, 1936; Appointed Rhode Is- land State College, 1937; Public-Accountant on stall of Christiansen Co., Certified Public Ac- countants, Providence, R. I. David Glassner Geffner LL.B. Gilbert Coccin Head of Department of Agricultural Science A Z, I K ( D, I E, 0 I S; McMaster Univer- sity, Toronto: M.A.. McMaster, 1920; I’ll. D., Uni- versity of Chicago, 1925: Appointed, 1925. Charles John Fish ph.b., SC.M., PH.D. Head of Department of Zoology I K 3 , 0 A X, I I S, P B K, L £; Pb. B.. Brown. 1921 ; Sc.M„ Brown, 1922: Appointed As- sistant Professor of Zoology, 1934; Associate Professor, 1935. Lynette Juanita Goccin B.S., M.S. Assistant Instructor in Bacteriology A Z; B.S., Rhode Island Stale College, 1935; M.S.. Rhode Island State College, 1937; Ap- pointed, 1937. 29 FACULTY William Ralph Cordon Professor of Sociology and Research Professor of Rural Sociology B.S.. West irginia University, 1917; Appointed Professor of Sociology, 1934. Gordon Gouch Robinson Perry Gouch Assistant Instructor in Shop Work Brown Sharpe, Providence, 1904-10; General Foreman. Bullard Machine Tool Co., Bridgeport, Conn., 1910-16: Washington, D. C., 1927-30; Ap- pointed Rhode Island State College, 1936. Albert Nelson Guthrie B.S., M.S., PH.D. Associate Professor of Physics A X, (D K (I), X E, E X, r A; B.S., University of Arizona, 1926; M.S., University of Illinois, 1928; Ph.D., Illinois, 1930: Appointed. 1936. Mary 1). Hale Assistant Professor in Home Economics B.S., Georgia Slate College, 1930; M.S., Penn- sylvania State College. 1933; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State College, 1937; Instructor Penn State, 1933- 35; University of Tennessee, Summer Session. 1940; Appointed, 1940. Guthrie Hall Hale Halliday Wesley Benjamin Hall ph.b., e.e. Professor of Electrical Engineering A A W, I £, T B n. r A, I K I : Scroll and Compass; Pli.B., Yale 1916: E.E., Yale. 1921; Appointed, 1936. Raymond Halliday Instructor in Modern Languages A A W, $ r A; A.E.F., France, 1917-19; A.B., Brown, 1920; Certificate, University of Grenoble, France, 1924; A.M., St. Anselm’s College. 1932; Appointed, 1936. 1941 30 Crawford Peckham Hart B.S., M.ACR. Assistant Professor of Poultry Husbandry P I K; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1913; Appointed Instructor, 1926; M.Agr., 1932. Herbert Malcolm Hofford ph.b. Assistant Professor of Journalism 0 X, Z A X, A A I, I A E; Ph.B., Brown Uni- versity, 1923; Appointed. 1934; Editor of Rhode Island Extension Service, 1936; Public Relations Director, 1937. Clifton Bicelow Horne Hart Home Hofford Howard Hunter Assistant Instructor in Aeronautical Engineering TKE; B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1940; Appointed, 1940. Frank Leslie Howard Assistant Professor of Botany and Plant Pathologist A Z, 1 K I , riA,I£,IIKO; B.S., Oregor State College. 1925 ; Ph.I).. Iowa State University 1930; Appointed Instructor in Botany, 1932. Clarence Elisha Hoxie Assistant Professor of Horticulture P I K, n A E, I I, B A Z; B.S., Rhode Island State College. 1930; M.S.. Michigan State College, 1933; Appointed. 1938. Francis Robert Hunter b.s„ M.S., PH.D. Instructor in Zoology B.S.. California Institute of Technology. 1933; M.A., Wesleyan University ( Conn. , 1934; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1937; Appointed. 1937. ' ll FACULTY Blanche Metheny Kuschi B.S., M.S. Assistant Research Professor in Home Economics I Y O; B.S., Montana State College, 1911; M.S., Joseph Waite Ince Montana State College, 1930; Appointed, 1930. A.B.. M.A. Professor of Chemistry I K W, A T r, O K I ; A.B., Brown, 1902; M.A., Brown, 1901: Appointed. 1919. John Richard Jones Ince Instructor in Political Science and History $AK; B.S., University of Idaho, 1928; M.A., University of Idaho, 1929; Appointed, 1932. Alexander Joss Instructor in Agricultural Economics I K I , A Z, A r S ; B.s. in Agr. Bus., Washing- ton State College, 1934; M.S. in Agr., Cornell University, 1935; Ph.I)., Cornell University, 1940; Appointed, 1940. Kenneth Leslie Knickerbocker Head of English Department and Professor of English I K I , K A (S); B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1925; M.A.. Southern Methodist. 1927; Ph.D.. Yale, 1933; Appointed. Assistant Professor, 1931, Associate Professor, 1936: Pro- fessor and Head of Department, 1938. Douclas L. Kraus B.S., PH.D. Instructor in Chemistry L B.S., Brown University, 1934; Ph.D., Uni- versity of California, 1937; Appointed, 1938. Kraus 1941 Jj3PS 32 Josephine Townsend Lees Instructor in Physical Education X Q, 3? £ I, 1? £ S ; Mortar Board; B.A.. Penn- sylvania State College, 1930; Appointed In- structor in English, 1931 ; Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, 1931 ; Instructor in Physical Education and Head of Women’s Department, 1938; A.M., Columbia University, 1941. Moss Mowbray Meredith Anna Mayfield A.B., »I.A. Instructor in Home Economics O N; B.A., Indiana University, 1926: M.A., Teacher’s College of Columbia University, 1938: Appointed Instructor, 1938. Lee Charles McCauley Instructor in Music ATT; Northwestern University, School of Music; B.P.S.M.M., Indiana University, 1929; Appointed, 1933. John P. Moss b.s. Assistant Professor of Military ■ Science and Tactics B.S_ Rhode Island State College, 1935; Ap- pointed, 1940. John Everett Ladd Professor of Dairy Husbandry 0 X, A Z : B.S., New Hampshire State College. 1913; M.S.A., Purdue, 1917; Appointed. 1917: Appointed Extension Dairy Specialist, 1926. William John Mowbray Instructor in Electrical Engineering Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, 1903-05; Pratt Institute, 1894-1900; Staff of Brooklyn Edison Co.; Fellow, Am. Inst, of Electrical Engineers; Appointed, 1932. 33 faculty Albert Bigelow Nelson B.S., M.S. Instructor in Chemistry §;£,, N : X E Bs - Colby College, 1933; M.S., Middlcbury College. 1935; Appointed, 1935. Newman Andrew Jackson Newman A.B., M.A., PH.D. Director of Placement Service anil Lecturer in Public Finance State Normal School, Mo.. 1908; A.B., Washing- :un U " , 9 V ,T ,, k 1 n 910 i M.A UniversUy of Mil oun. 1911 Ph.D., Johns Hopkins. 1927- An. pointed, I rofessor of Economics. 1927-37: Direc- tor ot placement Service, 1932 Theodore Eugene Odland Research Professor of Agronomy AZ,riA,Z E, I K 1 . ATI ' -BS mO Ve ph D °r Min " lMM 191 7: M S - Minnesota,’ 1 " “0. Fh.D., Cornell, 1926; Appointed, 1929. Lucille Vii a Palmer Instructor in German 1 B K: B.A.. Brown University 1931 • M a Brown University. 1933: Ph.D, ’ University of Illinois. 1938; Appointed, 1939. Margaret Merriman Parks A.B.. M.A.. PH.D. Instructor in Chemistry ' It ? { V Z , K ® 5 A B - Vassa r College. 1925; M. A. . Columbia, 1928: Ph.D., Columbia, 1930; Appointed, 1931. Wilbur George Parks • " lessor nj L.nemtstry A A ' 1 ' - A Y, I K I : A.B., University U C " co ,a ’m, 6; A M A - Columbia, 1928; fesso, ' m? f 193 : A PP° ,n, ed Assistant Pro- fessor, " 1939 ’ AsSO, ' ,a,e Profes s°G 1936, Pro- 1941 34 Edward Monroe Joseph Pease George Warren Phillips A.B., M.A. Instructor in English SC.B., M.S., M.SC., PH.D. Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Electrical Engineering Sc.B., Brown University, 1927 ; M.Sc„ Brown University, 1929; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1931; Ph.D., Massachusetts In- stitute of Technology, 1934; Appointed, 1936. A.B., Princeton University, 1918; United States Army, Field Artillery, 1918-19; Appointed, 1922; M.A.. Brown University, 1938. Mary Alice Reilly Pease Instructor in English $ 0 K, n T ' 5, n r 0, A.A.U.W.; B.A., Uni- versity of Pittsburgh, 1933; M.A., University of Pittsburgh. 1936; Appointed, 1938. Robert Rockafellow Assistant Professor of Economics 0 X; B.S., Wharton School, University of Penn- sylvania, 1925; Appointed Instructor in Business Administration, 1926; M.A., University of Penn- sylvania, 1934; Assistant Professor, 1935. Vera E. Schmidt Instructor of Clothing FI A 0; B.S., University of Arizona, 1928; M.A.. Ibid, 1939; Instructor of Home Economics, High Schools in Arizona. 1928-1941 ; Appointed In- structor of Clothing. 1941. Edson Irwin Schock Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering K X; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technol- ogy, 1921; Appointed Instructor, 1928; Assistant Professor, 1934. 35 FACULTY Frank Whitworth Stubbs Ic;or Ivan Sikorsky m.s. Visiting Professor of Aeronautical Engineering Kiev Polytechnical Institute. Russia. 1908: Howard N. Potts Medal from Franklin Institute. 1933; Appointed. 1934; M.S., Yale, 1935. Professor of Civil Engineering X E, I T. A I I , Tau Nu Tau, Scabbard and Blade; B.S_ University of Colorado, 1921; C.E., University of Colorado. 1926; M.S., University of Illinois. 1932: Appointed. 1929. John Blackmer Smith b.s., M.S. Associate Professor of Agricultural Chemistry L E, $» K I . I A Y, AZ,$MA: B.S., Tufts College, 1916: United States Army. 1917-19; Ap- pointed. 1923; M.S.. Rhode Island State College, 1927. Catherine Neuwiesinger Stearns Instructor of Art B.S., Alfred University, 1924; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1928; State School of Arts and Crafts. Munich, 1930-31; Appointed. 1934-37, 1939. Donald Elmer Stearns Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering rXA,4 WQ; Frieze and Cornice ; B.S., Alfred University, 1927; S.B.. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1930: M.S., Harvard University, 1932: Appointed, Instructor in Mathematics and Civil Engineering. 1932: Assistant Professor, 1936. Andrew Edward Stene Research Professor of Horticulture ip K I : B.S.A.. University of Minnesota, 1897: M.S.A.. Cornell University, 1902; Superintendent of Extension Service, R. I. S. C-. 1904-14; Director of Extension Service, 1914-25; Appointed. 1925. Sikorsky C. Stearns Stene Smith D. Stearns Stubbs 36 22 Swett Tennant John L. Tennant B.S.A., M.S., PH.D. Professor of Agricultural Economics £ X, I A K, ‘I K I ; B.S.A., University of Toronto, 1913; M.S., Cornell University, 1921; Pli.l)., Cornell University, 1928; University of Texiis, Extension mid Research, 1923-25; Cornell University, Instructor, 1926-27; Associate Pro- fessor, Rhode Island State, 1928; Appointed Head of Department, 1936. Sarah Curd Thames Assistant Professor in Institutional Management and Director of College Commons Certificate in Institutional Management, Sim- mons College, 1924; B.S., Simmons College, 1930; Instructor in Industrial Management, Sim- mons College, 1931-1934; Director of Home Eco- nomics, Stratford College, 1934-35; Appointed. 1935. Tootell Tucker Daniel H. Thomas Professor of History I B K, K A n, A O E; A.B., University of Alabama, 1925; M.A., University of Alabama. 1924; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1934; Appointed, 1939. Frederick Delmont Tootell Associate Professor of Physical Education X X; A.B., Bowdoin College, 1923; Appointed Instructor, 1925; Associate Professor, 1934. Trevor Washington Swett A.B. Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics T K E, I P, Pi Ela Society; Scabbard and Blade; A.B., S.S., P.H., Harvard, 1915; Graduate Infantry School, 1924; Appointed, 1940. Randall William Tucker Instructor in Economics O M A, n T K, IE P; B.B.A., Northeastern University; Appointed Accountant, 1937; Ap- pointed Assistant in Economics, 1938; Instructor, 1939. GRIST 37 FACULTY Grace Catherine Whaley Professor of T eacher Training in Home Economics Professor of Teacher Training in Hom e Eco- nomics, Rhode Island Normal School, 1909 ; B.E., R. I. School of Education, 1923 ; Appointed, 1923. Whaley K. Wricht Paul E. Wiggin Director of Band Lee Crawford Wilson Instructor in English A.B., Drury College, 1927 ; M.A., Yale University, 1930; Ph.D., Yale University, 1937; Appointed Instructor in English, Rhode Island State Col- lege, 1939. Kenneth Elmer Wricht B.S., M.S., PH.D. Assistant Professor of Botany T. K 0, I X S ; B.S., Ohio State University 1925; M.S., Ohio State, 1929; Appointed In- structor in Botany, Rhode Island State College, 1930; Ph.D., Ohio State, 1935; Appointed Assist- ant Professor in Botany, 1936. Wilson Tyler Martha Rochhold Wricht Part-time Instructor in English X Q; B.S., Miami University, 1926; Appointed, 1939. Marshall Henry Tyler Professor of Mathematics 0AX,OK$; B.S., Amherst College, 1897 ; Ap- pointed Professor of Mathematics, 1906; A.M., Brown University, 1924; Life Teacher’s Certifi- cate, 1926. 1941 38 GRIST 39 40 41 CLASS of 1941 OFFICERS President, Walton H. Scott, Jr. Vice Pres., Blanche M. Rich ard Treasurer, Frederick S. Conley Secretary, Phillis C. Arnold So. Ch., Norman S. Chase This, ralher than being an historical classi- fication, might well be called the saga of the Class of 1941. It is the story of three hundred and fifty young men and women who four years ago entered the portals of Rhode Island State College as Freshmen, devoid of fame and reknown, and bearing only the adopted stand- ard of “the finest class under the sun.” The tides of eollege education and activities have borne this group through four unforgettable years of eollege life to the fast-approaching goal — graduation. Here for the first time is 1941 42 an opportunity for a perspective on a nearly closed chapter for two-thirds of that original group — an opportunity for reminiscence . . In some instances it was chance that brought us to Kingston Hill on September of 1937. Col- lege was a mystery to practically all of us — some had planned, some had hoped, some had unexpectedly come upon the opportunity of a collegiate education — certainly none were experienced. The first week of bewildered pushing and rushing, endless lines, appoint- ments, and examinations was a dashing intro- duction to a new life. Our first realization that we existed as a class came with the magic words of our class song . . . Forty-one! Forty-one! She’s the finest class under the sun! She excels in brawn and brain. She is sure success to gain. Forty-one! Forty-one! Whether college days have just begun Or college life is over and done We’ll loyal be to State, to our college dear and great. And to Forty-one. Forty-one has our loyalty, Forty-one has our service free. Forty-one cheers unceasingly for Rhode Island, Rhode Island. State will teach us the way to live. State for us is superlative. Every class will its homage give to Rhode Island State. Forty-one! Forty-one . . . Unity was one hundred percent before Freshman Week was over, thanks to the com- mon ground of Frosli caps and Bibles and the advent of upper-class “oppression”. While each year seemingly has passed more quickly, none held more surprises and pleas- ures than our first. We learned that college rules were made especially for Freshmen — and at least half of our class, pledging into twelve fraternities in October, learned quickly the early bonds of fraternal life, the “life” of a pledgee. We took rather kindly to “army life” on Monday afternoons, although for many the novelty wore off. On Saturday afternoons we SOCIAL COMMITTEES SOPH HOP Chairman, Russell McNamara Sherman Bailey Helen Beaven Robert Black Charles Harrington Arthur Kelman Angelo Mantenuto Blanche Richard Walton Scott JUNIOR PROM Chairman, Norman Chase Sherman Bailey Anaclethe DeCesare Roland Gagnon Lawrence Harrigan Blanche Richard Margaret Thackeray Herbert Wisbey COMMENCEMENT BALL, 1940 Chairman, Alan Pansar Maurice Belisle Lester Bills Clinton lligginbottom Virginia Holley Marguerite Kent Angelo Mantenuto Sheldon Salisbury Robert Taylor Elaine Walcott F rank Zammarchi AGGIE BAWL, 1940 Chairman, Norman Chase Clarke Bardsley Robert Hall Edmond Lebrun Leona McElroy Philip Reardon Alford Peckham GRIST 43 CLASS Louis John Abbruzzi Physical Education at r Company Street, Warren Helen Janice Abrams Business Administration, General N A 900 Main Street, East Greenwich turned out to see an eel-hipped classmate named Ahhruzzi slither through all kinds of opposition with the help of his teammates — Keaney, Gates, Flynn, and the rest of an un- defeated Frosh eleven. That was in early fall when we were still as new and shiny as the Ad- ministration Building and the new " Brick Dorm”. Our first chance to sample social life, aside from the class functions of Freshman Week, came with the Aggie Bawl, and ’41 was aide to proclaim its first " Queen” — Bethany Duehes- Robert Rudolph Afflick M cchanical Engineering J M A 415 Wakefield Street, West Warwick Robert Anderson Mechanical Engineering ex 100 Luffrod Terrace, Springfield. Mass. 1941 44 of 194 1 neau. As the year passed others of our class were active in college extra-curricula activities. Many joined the college musical groups w here we heard frequently of “Windy” Hey and Hilda Pritsker. members of the Glee Club. Frosh athletes already familiar to us from football season donned Frosh-green basketball togs to offer daily competition to an already famous Varsity. It was them that we first experi- enced the thrill of a season of Rhody basket- ball. a feeling that has grown with us each year. The speed and dazzle of Keanev-coached Milton William Ashton George Anthony August. Jr. Chemical Engineering Mechanical Engineering TKF. L A F. 184 an Boren Street. Lakewood 90 Anawamscutt Ave.. W. Barrington Margaret Pauline Armrri Home Ec. I. M. A Z 118 Edgewood Boulevard, Pro ' 45 CLASS basketball and tbc performance of so great a five as Jaworski, Tashjian. Partington. Fahri- cant. and Caprielian were welcome sights one or two nights each week during the winter months. Some of us got into the habit of drop- ping in at afternoon workouts to get our share of the “Keaneyana” that went with the mati- nees. We pinned class hopes of a high scorer upon Bull Conley and were not disappointed. At the same time we were conscious of women’s basketball and a Varsity team abetted regularly by two Freshman stars, Hazel Joyce and Jane 46 of 194 1 Sanborn. The first dance ever held in the new library at Green Hall was the Faculty Ball in February. We braved a blizzard,to hear Tommy Reynolds and to meet the faculty “at play.” That was, of course, after our first semester’s experience with quality points. Incidentally there were rumors rampant then that an amazing record of scholarship was being compiled by the Class of 1941. Freshman “hazing” was about over, so the Sachems decided to let us elect our own class Eleanor Frances Barker Business Administration General A Z East Main Road, Portsmouth John Pelec Barlow Science Biologv B J Kingston 47 Helen Mary Beaven Home Economics T. T. AZ 122 Orio le Avenue, Pawtucket CLASS officers. That initial group whose problems were mostly concerned with the first year high- light, the Freshman Banquet, included Fred Conley, president, Phyllis Arnold, vice-presi- dent, Shirley Sawyer, secretary, Walton Scott, treasurer, and Michael Franchuk, banquet chairman. The class also elected Dr. Edward M. J. Pease faculty advisor “for the duration.” AH in all it was a great year for Freshman athletics. Two other undefeated teams joined our undefeated footbaUers. In cross-country, Les Nichols, Bob Dixon, Eggie Gamache, Beatrice Marian Bei.ofsky Business Administration General NA 471 Thames Street, New port Lester Hartwell Bills Mechanical Engineering 0 X Kingston 1941 48 of 194 1 “Rab” Hall, and John Creech dominated the freshman meets and ultimately the New Eng- land Championships. Spring track and the capers of Dunhar Young, Boh Dixon, Boh Black, and Les Nichols ran track summaries into fabulous figures while the Freshmen fin- ished an unbeaten season. Off the athletic field our classmates were busy in dramatics, as both the Rhode Island State College Players and Phi Delta were turn- ing out everything from Shakespeare to the Rhody Revue — “Buyers Beware!” Debating Marcaret Mary Boyle Home Economics Text. Xfi 54 Phoebe Street, Woonsocket Ruth Lester Brills Home Economics 1. M. XQ 40 Vaughn Avenue, Greenwood Rohert Philip Spence Black Science Chemistry A X A 181 Woodward Road. Providence GRIST 49 Otis Barnes Brown Business Administration Accounting Box 70, Wakefield Ralph Bucci Business Administration General B V A 688 River Avenue, Providence CLASS interested a large first-year group in which Cal- roll Rillmyer. Harold Lash, and Nathan Ship- pee were outstanding. The activities of radio- minded students had new impetus from the interests of Ben Greene and John Stasukevich, both licensed operators, who took over the handling of WTKMV, Rhody’s shortwave transmitter. Baseball season rolled in and out, with Elmer Cornell, Bud Conley, the “Duke”, and Keaney showing their wares to good advantage. Then it was Prom time, all too soon, with Frank. Vincent Bugielski Science, Biology 108 Sixth Avenue, Paterson, N. J. Albert Armando Buonanno Business Administration, General PIK 562 Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence 1941 Si 50 of 194 1 Mai Hallett and Woody Hermann holding forth in a battle of music. Our last function as the Freshman Class was at the Frosh Banquet. On the preceding night, erstwhile reporters of the elass published the Frosh Beacon to pro- claim the accomplishments of the Class of 1941. The banquet and dance, planned by Chairman Franchuk, was featured by various speakers and the award of class numerals to members of the class athletic teams. Another week of classes, final examinations, and we were through our first year with scarcely the James Edward Butler Business Administration, General AX A 20 Mather Avenue, Edgewood William Francis Callahan Business Administration, General BO 9 Pope Street, Newport GRIST 51 Frank Samuel Celestino Science Biology 19 Pearl Street, Westerly Richard Leo Cevoli Civil Engineering A AW 35 Division Street, East Greenwich CLASS knowledge of what changes there had been in the process of assimilating college . . . Slimmer No. 1 gave us a chance for reflec- tion of the hurried first year while working for next September’s term bill. Those eleven weeks seemed shorter than ever before; little did we realize how much shorter succeeding summers would be. Finally • . . September and another regis- tration, this time with a lordly look at the in- significant “youngsters” running around in caps and green ribbons. Hi! Frosh ! ! Ann Chaharyn Home Economics General ERH 155 Boyden Street, Woonsocket Norman Shadrach Chase Agriculture, Agricultural Economics ATT Glen Road, Portsmouth 52 of 19 4 1 Then September blew its welcome one after- noon, September 21. We stood bareheaded on the open quadrangle, haeks to a hurrieane, watching a scene of falling trees and branches and spinning slates. Even supper at Lippitl was ominous — the electricity was gone and candles were at a premium. We trudged out through a scene of desolation, and picked our way through the jungle of fallen trees, electric poles, and wires along the main road. The night was eerie black. The commuters trapped bv blocked roads repaired to college dormi- Ethyl Lenore Chernick Business Administration, General N A 66 Summit Street, East Providence Bartolo Emanuele Chiappinelli Mechanical Engineering, Aero B ' T A 113 Vinton Street, Providence Aristotle Lucien Chrissos Mechanical Engineering ATI ' Groton, Connecticut Leverett Booker Clark Mechanical Engineering TKE 19 Progress Street, Hopedale, Mass. 53 Barbara Agnes Clarke Business Administration General 161 Ocean Road, Narragansett Mildred Lee Clarke Home Economics Text. IK 30 Lake Slreet, Wakefield CLASS lories for shelter. There was open house at the girls’ dorm where many students gathered to enjoy the unique oeeasion. waiting until the storin had spent itself. Others, concerned by reports of disaster along the shore, made up rescue crews that plunged into the work of saving lives and property at Narragansett Pier, and in the fishing villages nearby. Morning broke clear and bright, and at a special nine o’clock convocation Dr. Bressler dismissed classes until facilities of electricity and water could he restored. Many of our classmates Frank Jackson Clecc, Jr. Agriculture, Poultry Husbandry B I Fall River Avenue. Seekonk, Mass. John Stevenson Cochrane Science Chemistry AX A 1051 Lonsdale Avenue, Central Falls 1941 54 of 194 1 working with the college military department and the eafeteria did heroic relief work during the emergency period that followed the hur- ricane, helping the college cafeteria staff (working without electric power) distribute from 3000-4000 hot meals each day to WPA workers, Red Cross, police, and others. A week later we were hack in the routine of college life. The dedication of college buildings on October 1 by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Governor Robert E. Quinn and other state officials was a memorable occasion. The “Brick Frederick. Sherman Conley. Jr. Business Administration General 0X Medler Street, Cranston Robert Leo Conrad Science Biology Kingston John Joseph Coonan Civil Engineering AX A 29 Parkside Drive, Pawtuxet Elmer Cornell Mechanical Engineering IAH 50 Bowling Lane, Bradford 55 Helen Gertrude Cottrell Home Economics General West Kingston John Lewis Creech Agriculture P. 1. A X A 45 Rebekah Street, Woonsocket Mech. Eng. CLASS Dorm” was no longer; under the gracious hand of our First Lady it became Eleanor Roosevelt Hall. The football season opened with the formid- able job of invading Holy Cross for the first time in several years. Outweighed and out- manuevered by the Crusaders, our Rhody team, strongly Sophomore, did itself proud when the “Duke” scored twice. Our two touchdowns were more than any college took from the Crusaders all season, although we lost 13-46. Strangely enough, that opening bid Patricia Cathryn Cummings Business Administration, General 314 Post Road, Lakewood Marcella Harriet Czubak Business Administration General ERH 28 Clay Street, Central Falls ( Jk 56 of 194 1 ■was State’s best of the season. Big Warner Keanev ' s educated toe ticked off eleven con- secutive conversions after touchdowns, a flaw- less record, and the " Duke” was honored by selection to the All-New England first team. Our first Honors Day brought the announce- ment of the names of fifty of our classmates who had made an average of 2.0 scholastically during the Freshman year. Nearly 15% of the class, led by Leon E. Goff (this was the first of three consecutive years for our " E.E wizard”), had so qualified! Patricia Armstrong Damon Home Economics I. M. AZ Kingston Miriam Davis Home Economics General N A 64 Doyle Avenue. Pro idence Anaclethe DeCesare Physical Education BW A 114 Commodore Street, Providence David Dervitz Physical Education 6 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport CLASS Robert Clayton Dickens Business Administration, General AEn 36 Donelson Street, Providence James John DiNunzio Science Chemistry 102 Florence Street, Providence November elections in 1938 held a special interest for those of us in Kingston. Our pro- posed building expansion program, approxi- mately S800.000 for a new recreation center and a chemistry-physics building went up for referendum — and lost. The thousands of letters and pleas of students and administra- tion alike had greatly influenced the State, but not enough for a favorable vote. Elections of our own class officers came early in November, too, with a complete shake-up of the slate of Freshman year. Those elected were Anaelethe Michael Dobrolet Louis Andrew Doherty 1941 58 of 194 1 DeCesare, president, Margaret Thackeray, ■vice-president. Norman Chase, treasurer, Jane Sanborn, secretary, and Russell McNamara, social chairman. November politics were further flavored by the start of the Kingston Mayoralty campaign. Sophomore candidates dominated the rallies, and “Honest Jim” Murphy won the ballot on a platform of com- pulsory co-eding as a four-year major course (no cuts), free transportation “down the line,” and legalized cribbing. “Murph” got plenty of competition from classmates Anna Russell Edward Drescher 61 Wallace Street, Providence Italo Guido Federici Agriculture A. I. B ' EA 50 Ring Street, Providence Edward Joseph Feeley, Jr. Mechanical Engineering EH A 235 Lafayette Street, Pawtucket James Glen Fercuson Science Biology J MA 324 Broad Street, Central Falls 59 Theresa Marie Ferrazzoli Science Biology ERH ■t5 Eas t Bowery Street, Newport Joseph Fratantuono, Jr. Electrical Engineering 21 Hope Street. North Providence jd-l 1941 CLASS “Pistache” Moskalyk, “Rah” Hall, and " Duke” Secor. Women’s hookey under the Jo Lees regime closed another sueeessful season in which Soph veteran Johnny Thackeray earned her second Varsity letter and Anna Moskalyk and other Sophomores did outstanding work. At- tention turned to the Soph Hop where Russ McNamara’s committee offered the music of Tommy Reynolds to wind up the social season just before Christmas vacation. The elass chose Margaret Armhrust to reign as Soph Burton Froheri. Agriculture A. I. AX A Lafayette Bertil Lennard Froeberi. Business Administration Accounting TKE 81 Hillburg Avenue, Brockton, Mass. 60 of 194 1 Hop Queen. Sophomore Beaconites were again busy in the pre-dance hallvhoo and the elass issue, with Milt Waltelier, Art Kelman, and Dave Smith heading the publication. In the meantime rehearsals were going on for “Tillie, the Mennonite Maid,’ ' a dramatic presentation in which Virginia Gilman held the leading role. The debating season was well under way. Phyllis Arnold, Beatrice Belofsky, and Theresa Ferrazzoli led the women for- ensics in the Portia Club. The Wranglers en- rolled a host of Sophomores including Howard Lawrence Sumner Gates Georce Ecerton Gamache, Jr. Physical Education Physical Education A E II R. F. D, Narragansett 19 Gannett Road, North Seituate, Mass. Alfred Louis Gadrow Business Administration, Accounting LAB 74 Rodman Street, Peace Dale Roland Kenneth Gagnon Science Biology ATT 42 Rowe Avenue, Pawtucket 61 CLASS Robkiit Homer Gelineai Business Administration. General B I 344 Washington Street. West Warwick Richard Pierce Gicger Agriculture, Agricultural Science B 161 Fourth Street, Providence Bardsley, Herbert Wisbey, Nate Shipper, Car- roll Billinyer, Angelo Mantenuto, and Elmer Cornell. The eombined glee clubs began to work early on a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. “Ruddigore,” in w hich Hilda Pritsker, Gordon McLean, and “Windy” Hey took solo leads. Basketball season claimed Bud Conley and “Flip” Keaney as part of another starting Var- sity five which “rolled ' em up” in typical Rhodv fashion all through the winter months. Conley ' s marksmanship was second only to that of Chet Jaworski, who amassed an atnaz- 1941 62 of 194 1 ing 477 points to lead the nation and to he honored by All-American selection. Heading the cheerleading activities in the fall and winter of the year were three Sophomores: Shirley Sawyer, Barbara Penney, and “Windy” Hey. A string of thirteen victories was the record of the women in basketball as they closed an un- defeated season. The University Club staged a novel Hi-Jinx Ball on Friday, January 13, for the entertain- ment of students, faculty, and Alumni. The last dance held in the Library at Green Hall Virginia Louise Gilman Business Administration. General Leon Ellsworth Gofe. Jr. E R H Electrical Engineering 44 Glen Avenue, Edpewood 176 Vt ' aterman Ave.. East Providence GRIST rpt 63 Robert Merrill Hall Agriculture, Animal Husbandry ' 0X Chcpachet Richard Coleman Hammond Civil Engineering 407 Springfield Street, Chicopee, Mass. CLASS was the annual Military Ball on February 21 — music by Bunny Berigan. The installation of permanent tables and lamps at the library has since prevented the use of the hall for dances. Another stellar Rhody Revue, this one called “Up-and-Atom”, was in the making that spring with Sam DeCourcey, our gifted pianist, pounding out some original offerings of words and music for the show. Sophomore songbirds in the musical-comedy were Herb Repass, Windy Hey, and Hilda Pritsker. All eyes turned to the State House in Provi- I.awrence Patrick Harrican Business Administration, General A AW 115 Ash Street, Waltham, Mass. James Francis Hasney Electrical Engineering 44 Knollwood Avenue, Cranston 1941 64 of 19 4 1 dence where Governor William H. Vanderbilt was considering the “ Administrative Act of 1939” — a bill which offered the possibilities of a University of Rhode Island. The subse- quent passage of a bill that was considerably amended from the original plans of Dr. Bressler created the Board of Trustees of the college to replace the Board of Regents, and gave the college a minor victory over “political interference” at Rhode Island State College. Spring sports wound up the athletic parade of the year. In outdoor track Boh Dixon made Haddy Salim Hasso Electrical Engineering 41 Sheffield Avenue, Providence Elmf.r Wesley Heffernon Science, Pre-Medical TKH 1169 Main Street. Brockton, Mass. Winston Snowden Hey Business Administration, General , IAE 28 Fountain Street, West Barrington William Clinton Hiclinbottom, Jr. Business Administration, General TKE 78 Coe Street, Woonsocket 65 CLASS Rhoda Elizabeth Hobson Home Economics, Institutional Management ERH 1065 Hope Street, Bristol Virginia Mildred Holley Home Economics, Textiles A Z 6 Orchard Avenue, Wakefield the outstanding Sophomore contribution to a successful season that was climaxed by a sixth place win in team competition at the national IC4A meet in New York City. Keaney and Ab- bruzzi alternated at hurling and fielding for the Varsity nine, and Bud Conley took over as shortstop in an eighteen game schedule that ran to fifteen triumphs. Before long we were at the Junior Prom, this year with Larry Clin- ton . . . and there was another set of final examinations to contend with . . . Few members of the class of ’41 had an Leo Hook Mechanical Engineering Fish Hill Road, Coventry Irving Horowitz Chemical Engineering AEn 384 Ridge Street. Fall River. Mass. 1941 66 of 194 1 inkling of the turbulent days which were ahead upon our return to the campus in the fall of 1939. Swelled hy transfers, the class total was at the highest mark since the freshman clays when our class was hailed as the largest ever to enter Rhode Island State College. Not many changes had heen made on the campus — most of the old faces were hack, and a new crop of frosli wandered thecampus in typical bewilder- ment. Endowed with the experience of two years, we looked forward to another semester with typical post-vacation enthusiasm. This Harold Wilson Hyland Business Administration, General TKE 53 Lenox Avenue, Providence Robert Earl Irons Business Administration. General 0 X Georgiaville GRIST 67 Alice Helen Jewell Home Economics, Institutional Management 25 Rutland Slree , Providence Oscar Shirley Johnson Agriculture, Poultry- Husbandry BO) Centerville, Mass. CLASS third year was supposed to be our most diffi- cult, as far as studies were concerned, and in most curricula the change from the sophomore “snap” courses was soon evident. Statistics, “Comp. Anat.”, and “Thermo” had us in their clutches. Still, in the first few weeks football was the most important subject of conversa- tion, especially with Junior grid stars copping the major berths on the varsity squad. Turning to the political front in October we elected Bud Conley as our president, re- turning him to the position he held as a fresh- Joseph Leroy Jones Hazel Cecelia Joyce Agriculture, Agricultural Economics Business Administration, General PIK XQ 6 Beach Street, Warwick 1601 Main Street, West Warwick 68 of 194 1 man. Walt Scott, always in the running in class popularity, was elected treasurer, and Blanche Richard and Phyllis Arnold were vice-president ami secretary, respectively. The highly coveted post of Junior Prom Chairman went to Nor- man Chast . Early in the year the Beacon started a series of strong editorials attacking the administra- tion of student funds and lighting the fuse of a veritable bombshell that was to explode in the spring. In one of the first assembly addresses of that type. “Prexv” explained the stand of Norma Margaret Joyce Home Economics, Institutional Management 1601 Main Street. West Warwick Lucrise Patricia Kayes Science, Biology X £J Vineyard Haven, Mass. 69 Raymond Francis Kennedy Agriculture. Poultry Husbandry 01 46 Parker Street, Central Falls CLASS the administration and announced an intent to rectify means of distribution of tax funds, fol- lowing the appointment of a student-faculty committee to study the situation. Ultimately, the report submitted by this committee later in the year was accepted and the new rules of student tax went into effect in September, 1940. Our class advisor, Dr. Pease, led a move- ment to have students stay down week-ends with a series of sponsored dances, ami the cul- mination of a wliirlwhind publicity drive was Marguerite Mooriiead Kent Business Administration, General Walter Clifford Kenyon, Jr. A Z Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics 31 Rockledge Rd., Newton Highlands. T K E Massachusetts 488 Blarkstone Street, Woonsocket 1941 70 of 194 1 the Alumni Carnival. Held for the purpose of raising funds for the Faculty-Alumni Lounge, the carnival was the most successful venture of its kind ever staged at the college. The winter months were not without tragedy. We experi- enced the sorrow of death when Leonard Smith, close associate and friend of many, died in a tragic accident. The panorama of events flew hy with in- creasing rapidity. The quarter passed without the usual issuance of reports. Basketball, the most popular of the major sports, gripped us Ruth Wilbur Kingsley Elmer Paul Ladouceur Home Economics, Instutional Business Administration, Accounting Management A X A Tower Hill Road, Allenton 58 Pleasant Street, Whitman, Mass. Roland Edouard Langlois Science, Chemistry 8 Main Avenue, West Warwick Robert Kinread Larrabee Mechanical Engineering IAE 26 Narasola Avenue, Worcester, Mass. GRIST 71 Edmund Joseph Lebrun Agriculture, Agricultural Economics Plainfield Pike, Scitnate Helen Barbara Leon Science. Pre-Medical M 45 Spruce Street, Westerly CLASS again as an exceptional team amassed high scores against our traditional opposition. Most of us breathed a sigh of relief when mid-year finals passed, and we looked forward to the spring semester without forboding of coming events. With the election of the new Beacon staff, Milt W ' alteher, Dave Smith, and Art Kel- man took over the editorial posts relinquished by Virginia Hornby and Eugene Greene. In the first major social event of the new semester, the annual Military Ball. Blanche Richard was acclaimed co-ed Colonel. At that 72 of 194 1 time the largest group of Juniors ever named were tapped into Scabbard and Blade with traditional ceremony. During the sports parade of the winter few of us could forget the one-point hoop victory over Connecticut when Bill Rutledge connected in the dying seconds. The brainchild of members of our class, the college radio network, became a reality at a time appropriate for daily broadcasts of campus affairs. A complete surprise to most of us was the announcement made in early March that Dr. David George Lord Mechanical Engineering 66 Victory Street. Cranston Jack David Lozow Business Administration. General AEn 259 Freeman Parkway, Providence Barbara Margaret McBridf. Home Economics, General ERH 35 Fairview Avenue, West Warwick 73 CLASS Robert Moore McCann Civil Engineering ATI ' 48 Union Street, Bristol William Joseph McNally, Jr. Physical Education ex 11 Victory Street, Wakefield Dressier had been granted a sabbatical leave. Wild rumors of everything anti anything im- mediately flooded the campus. The Boartl of Trustees became a reality then as members of our class contacted them for answers to stu- dent questions on the administrative tie-up. The Class of ’41 was in a difficult position. Members of the Senior class facing approach- ing graduation were unwilling to assume leadership in the trying days that were appar- ently ahead. Freshmen and sophomores were not experienced enough to fully understand 1941 74 of 194 1 the situation. Thus it fell the lot of the Juniors to lead the student hody in a situation unpar- alled in the entire history of Rhode Island State College. Subjected to increasing pressure of public anil student opinion, the Board of Trustees finally announced that Dr. Bressler had been removed from office. Then followed a series of charges and counter-charges and the increased agitation of all those concerned with the college. Alumni members joined students in demanding that justice he done. Those were the days of exciting meetings, of the formation Alfred Marzocchi Science , Chemistry BW A 79 Garfield Street, No. Providence Gertrude Lucy Matteson Home Economics, Teacher Training AZ West Kingston Frank Walter Mica Chemical Engineering 54 Huntington Avenue, Providence Morris R. Miller Science, Chemistry 44 Carrington Avenue, Providence GRIST 75 CLASS Ralph Hallam Millspauch, Jk. Ilusiness Administration, General A X A 71 Lennon Street, Providence Leon Ernest Moberc Agriculture. Teacher Training Quaker Lane, East Greenwich of the student committee of thirty-nine under the leadership of Larry Gates. Mass meetings of the entire student hotly were condneted, and the orderly procedure of these meetings in- dicated the sincerity anti maturity of student thought. The basic demands of the students were that an exaet statement of the reasons for removal he made, that an opportunity for a just hearing he given, and finally that an im- partial investigatory committee he appointed by the Governor. Striking through the tumult came a sadden- 1941 76 of 194 1 ing loss keenly felt by both students and faculty. Captain Joseph kullman was a man for whom we had formed a sincere liking as freshmen and sophomores in the R.O.T.C., and his death could not erase the memory of his voice, his deeds, or his humor. In the midst of the continuing battle for an impartial com- mittee to investigate the removal of Dr. Bress- ler, thoughts of our major social aiTair oc- cupied our attention. The tradition of Junior Proms was followed by securing the best music Anna Alice Moskalyk Kendall Moultrop Business Administration, General Civil Engineering XQ (J MA 3 School Street. West Warwick 97 Massachusetts Avenue, Lincoln Park William Nicholas Morris Science, Chemistry Weekapaug, Westerly John Vincent Morrissette Business Administration, General B I 16 Grove Street, Centerdale 77 James Donaldson Murphy Business Administration , Accounting B I» 857 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. Girard Francis Nardone Science, Biology 168 High Street, Westerly 1941 CLASS — that of Glen Gray’s famous Casa Loma orchestra. Selected from the host of Junior co-eds, Virginia Gilman was crowned (Jueen. “Al” Ladouceur edited the Junior Beacon which appeared just before the Prom. The arrival of spring seemed to bring little hope for a just solution to the problems of the administration of our college. The appoint- ment of the impartial investigatory hoard was hailed by the students as the answer to their long struggle and student action subsided for 78 of 194 1 the remainder of the year. The work of the “Committee of Seven”, w hich interviewed Gov- ernor Vanderbilt and the Board of Trustees, and the handbills and letters distributed throughout the State had accomplished our desire for the investigation. May brought with it the elections which placed members of our class in the leading positions in all activities on the campus. The tapping of new Sachems saw the induction of fifteen juniors into highly coveted posts, with Earl J. Palmer, Jr. 182 Spring Street, Newport Augustine R. Palumbo Business Administration, General 55 Brown Street, Waltham, Mass. GRIST 79 CLASS Allan John Pansar Business Administration, General 0 X 216 Narragansett Street, Edgewood Mill Waltcher as Moderator, and Blanche Richard, secretary. The final round of ban- quets and dances came to a close, while finals loomed ominously. Then the days came for us to say farewell to the seniors. Close friends who had formed a background of intimate asso- ciations were now leaving. We marked with surprise the rapidity with which our first three years had flown by. We were now Seniors, and our last year at Rhode Island was before us . . Summer again . . . probably our last real Alford S. Peckham Agriculture, Poultry Husbandry No. Aquidnerk Avenue, Newport Barbara Walcott Pf.nnf.y Home Economics, Institutional Management IK 90 Jackson St., Attleboro Falls, Mass. Gordon Alexander Pennoyer Business Administration, General LAE 100 Laura Street, Providence 1941 80 of 194 1 summer vacation. Europe was in flames as thirty members of our class reported for six weeks summer duty at the R.O.T.C. Infantry Camp at Fort Devens, Mass. The serious- ness of the military situation and more intense training of the cadet officers of our unit was beginning to he apparent. The Rhode Island- ers held their own in rifle ami pistol compe- tition with other New England colleges, losing by only scant margins to the University of Con- mtcticut officers. A medal for outstanding work Clinton Andrew Peterson Business Administration, Accounting AA ' F 107 Greenwood Street, Cranston Cora Ida Phillips Home Economics, Textiles A Z 20 Ellis Street, Rumford Mildred Louise Potter Home Economics, Teacher Training 291 Main Street, Wakefield Mary E. Ramos Science, Biology 1 Angell Road, Providence 81 CLASS Frf.d James Raymond Chemical Engineering EH A 27 Whitehall Street, Providence James Clarke Reardon Agriculture, Agricultural Economics iAW 171 Garden Street, Pawtucket of a Rhode Island cadet officer was awarded to Cadet Officer Winston Ilev at the closing cere- monies of camp in late July. Even more pronounced has been the rumble of guns in Europe this year as we tried to turn our thoughts to studies once again. This is the last stretch of college life for most of us, hut somehow there has been the uneasiness, the restlessness of what is in store for us and for our nation. It was more than a few weeks in September before we settled down to college Georce Herbert Repass Civil Engineering LAE 103 Blaisdell Avenue, Pawtucket Blanche Madeleine Richard Home Economics, Teacher Training XQ Oakland Beach Ave., Oakland Beach 1941 82 of 19 4 1 routine, and by then had come the “draft”, with still further uncertainty for many of us. Most of us are grateful for the provision allow- ing Seniors to complete their year of college, hut the plans of graduate work and jobs have all suffered considerable alteration. We might consider the most unpopular yet the most asked question of this year as being. “What’s your draft number?” The college administration has functioned this year under Acting-President John Barlow VlNCENTINA ASUNTA RuGGIERI Home Economics, Institutional Management 1801 Cranston Street, Cranston John Bartlett Rowell Agriculture, Agricultural Science OMA 106 Cedar Street, Pawtucket Frederick Alma Robley, Jr. Mechanical Engineering ATI ' 95 Ellery Street, Providence Walter G. Rockwell Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics 45 Grafton Street, Newport 83 Joseph Rynasiewicz Science, Chemistry 117 Eaton Street, Pawtucket Sheldon Allen Salisbury Science, Chemistry A X A 81 Pembroke Avenue, Providence CLASS and I)r. Harold W. Browning, Acting Vice- president and Dean of Men. We have been con- scious of the conflict of our present Board of Trustees and Governor How ard McGrath. With the administrative difficulties of the college remaining unsettled, we feel that the college cannot progress either in education or in the spirit of its undergraduate hotly. Throughout the fall and winter months the accomplishments of our athletic teams have been the center of student interest. Back in Jane Sanborn Home Economics, Institutional Management IK 81 County Road, Harrington Charles Vincent Scott Agriculture, Agricultural Science at r Glen Farm, Newport 84 of 194 1 October and November tbe crack Varsity cross-country team ran roughshod over all New England competition. Bob Nichols, Soph- omore star, broke a course record in almost every meet that be won. The team earned national recognition in winning tilt National IC4A meet in New York, thereby precipitating a homecoming demonstration that was unique in Rhody history. Over six hundred students in 150 ears stormed Kingston station to wel- come and escort Coach Tootell and his harriers William Leonard Secor Mechanical Engineering 280 Ohio Avenue, Providence Douglas Edward Seical Science, Pre-Medical ae n 211 Fourth Street, Providence Robert Francis Scott, Jr. Business Administration, General ex 64 Lyndon Road, Edgewood Walton Hunt Scott, Jr. Science, Biology S A E Kingston GRIST 85 John Eucene Stasukevich, Jr. Electrical Engineering 165 Oakland Avenue, Pawtucket Phyllis Ardyth Stavely Home Economics, Institutional Management 25 Barton Avenue, Warwick Neck CLASS and the college quartet (including Seniors Walt Scott, “Windy” Hey, and Herb Repass) took a prominent part in the program. The fall elections of class officers put into office the following: Walton Scott, president, Blanche Richard, vice-president, Fred Conley, treasurer, Phyllis Arnold, secretary, and Nor- man Chase, social chairman. The women’s hockey team closed another successful season with eight victories in ten starts, paced by senior eo-eaptains Thackeray and Moskalyk, 88 of 194 1 and second-high-scorer Barbara Webster. We watched with high hopes the record of our basketball team in bowling over its first twelve opponents; then we climbed aboard the Rhodv special. 1100 strong, to take over Madi- son Square Garden and New York City. With- out a doubt that trek will go down in college history as a classic example of the enthusiasm ami unbeatable faith of State students in Coach Keanev’s best quintet in years. The St. Francis victory in Madison Square Garden and the loss Harold Sternbach Business Administration, Accounting AEn 700 Main Street, West Warwick Robert Gale Strain Business Administration, General at r 275 West Forest Street, Pawtucket Willis Edcar Stronc Civil Engineering 72 Webster Avenue, Providence Elinor Helen Suitor Science, Pre-Medical 476 ' 2 Pine Street, Providence GRIST 89 CLASS Alfred Reward Tavarozzi Science, Chemistry TKE 1 Bell Street, Providence Leo Francis Tetreault, Jr. Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautics 34 Kelley Avenue. Rumford to Temple University in Philadelphia in an overtime battle definitely placed Rhode Island in the ranks of big-time basketball fives ... a fact that was further demonstrated by their selection for the New York Invitation Tourna- ment at the close of the regular season. Kea- ney, a tower of defense under the backboards, and Conley, tallying over 100 points, were at their best this past season. Basketball successes shaded most of the winter social affairs, hut Scabbard and Blade ' s Margaret Rodman Thackeray Home Economics, T extiles IK 58 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield Ruth Elizabeth Thornton Home Economics, Institutional Management 905 Manton Avenue, Providence 90 of 194 1 Annual Military Ball on February 21 drew a record attendance to witness the tapping of new members and the selection of Ruth Oldrid as Co-ed Colonel to succeed Blanche Richard. The semi-annual issue of the Rhode Island Revieiv appeared late in February. This issue, edited by Helen Leon, was the second of the literary publications and indicated the per- manency of the college magazine begun last year. The introduction of bills in the state Iegis- Domenico Anthony Verrecchia Electrical Engineering 542 Charles Street, Providence Elaine Rory Walcott Home Economics, Institutional Management ZK 1612 Smith Street, North Providence James Alexander Tracy Mechanical Engineering 205 Waterman Ave., East Providence Daniel Vincent Tramonti Science, Biology BW A 128 Vinton Street, Providence 91 Milton Waltcher Mechanical Engineering 32A Thurston Avenue, Newport Barbara Knight Webster Home Economics, Textiles L K Kingston CLASS lature for a proposed §350,000 drill-shed and gymnasium at the college has touched off a spark in Kingston. We have long heen con- scious of the need of a physical plant to accom- modate rapidly growing enrollment. To awaken statewide interest in the proposal, hundreds of letters have gone out from stu- dents and parents to legislators. (At the time of this writing the passage of either of the bills does not seem likely.) The Sachems divulged plans late in March 92 of 194 1 for a new set-up of a representative student government. A committee, which had for two months investigated the student government possibilities, presented its recommendations at a general assembly of the student body on April 16. and complete organization of the government adopted is planned before the end of the semester. The engineers voted Peggy Armbrust the honor of being the first “Queen Engineerette” chosen at the Annual Slide Rule Strut. Honors Sarah Windsberc Home Economics, Institutional Management N A 459 Reservoir Avenue, Cranston Holt Norris Winfield, Jr. Science, Chemistry Ulster Park, New York Virginia Elizabeth Williams Business Administration, General IK 59 Cliffdale Avenue, Edgewood Joseph Gates Wilmarth Business Administration, Accounting Box 93, Hamilton 93 Hkkbf.rt Andrew Wisby, Jr. Business Administration, General B I 62 Bmndon Road. Auburn Joseph Parker Wood Science, Biology 134 Paradis Avenue, Woonsocket CLASS to more of our classmates were announced with the spring elections of Phi Kappa Phi when twelve Seniors were chosen to join the group of nine that had heen elected to mem- bership at the first of this year. Sixteen colleges sent representatives to the annual Model Congress early in April. Nate Shippee, president of the Wranglers, and Car- roll Billmver, Tau Kappa Alpha head, pre- sided at the Senate and House meetings. Work on the annual Rhody Revue which will he pre- sented the middle of May is progressing under Frank Albert Zammarchi Physical Education PIK 114 Commodore Street, Providence Stephen Joseph Zweir, Jr. Agriculture, Agricultural Economics B 1 112 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown 94 of 194 1 the supervision of Director Herb Wisbey . . . And so college life for those of us in the Class of 1941 approaches an end. Before long Senior examinations will he here, and then a week of freedom . . . and then commence- ment. What the future holds for any of us is uncertain. What the past four years have held for many of us we have tried to recount in the preceding pages. The promises of an inspiring class song . . . the traditions of a college we have grown to love . . . these things have made us “the finest class under the sun’ ' . . . Kim.ak Sheffield Goff Mechanical Engineering PIK 5 Chestnut Street, Westerly John Joseph Havern Science, Chemistry 39 Kingston Rond. Peace Dale Lawrence Tabor Jenkins Science, Chemistry 49 Blair Street, Cranston GRIST 95 CLASS of 1942 M aher, Clarkin, Rutledge, Anderson OFFICERS President , William E. Rutledge Vice President, Anne Petersen Treasurer, Edmund D. Maher Secretary, Mary Clarkin So. Ch., Arnold Anderson e, of the f reshman Class coniine to colleee m the year 1938 shall never forgetlhateS h ‘‘ daV Hhin " l s Wcw off roofs, trees fell over, and lights went out, an- nouncing the arrival of the hurricane. It was a memorable introduction to four years of advanced studies and activities. The social highlight of our first year was the d .hes ' n . a r q,,et - nd Dance - T1 »e Chairman a area, Xnl Committee Andy Anderson, did other offli °r h f P ™ ak h 3 SUCCC88. The V ' f officers of the class for the vear 1 Q‘tK 1939 were: Bill Martin, PresidenT; Anne Peter! 96 son, (now Mrs. Babbitt), Vice-President; Betty Benheimer, Secretary; and Bill Rutledge, Treasurer. It was our privilege to enter college in time to see the Basketball record broken with Chet Jaworski’s 475 points. In co-ed Basketball another record was broken. Betty Benheimer bit a new high with a Freshman Girl’s scoring record of 98 points. As college was new and exciting, the first year soon passed, and we were all proud to con- sider ourselves Sophomores. Soph Hop was a colorful affair, with couples dancing happily in the midst of a snow scene. Ruth Oldrid was voted Soph Hop Queen, and a most attractive Queen she was. The class officers for this year included the same people as during Freshman year, with the girls holding the same positions. The fellows changed around, however, giving us: Andy Anderson, President, Bill Martin, Treasurer; and Bill Rutledge, Chairman of the Social Committee. Along w ith all the pleasant and happy things, we also had a taste of tragedy. We mourned the departing of one of our favorite classmates, Frannie Drummond, who loved our College and sincerely enjoyed her work here. This year we have reached the stage of digni- fied or disgusted Juniors — as the case may he. The Military Ball honored our class by tapping thirty-two Junior officers for membership in Scabbard and Blade, and by electing a Junior Girl, Ruth Oldrid as Co-ed Colonel for the en- suing year. While this is being written, plans are in progress for our Junior Prom, which we anticipate with great expectations. An aeroplane craek-up sobered our spirits and made us realize how swift and unexpected an innnocent student may be taken away from our college — classmate, Gilbert Kornstein. Abcdon, Myrtle 558 Hope Home Ec. Cen. Providence Argentieri, Doris E. Bar.™, Morris 54 Bellevue Barber, Dorothy H. Sci. Biol 117 Eighth Street, Providence Barber, Ilene J. Bus. Ad. Acct 117 Eighth Street, Providence Bargamian, Mabel Home Ec. I. M 164 Lest Street, Providence Barker, Samuel M. Bliss Mine C. Bus. Ad. Acct Road. Newport Barlow, David E. Kingston Agri. Horl rite R. Sci. Biol Avenue, Providence Belsey, Cordon L. Bus. Ad. Cen 240 Love Lane. East Greenwich Benheimer. Elizabeth J. Home Ec. J. M. 14 Lawn Avenue. Jamestown Benson, Emil F. Sci.Chem. Bergesson, Charles H. Bus. Ad. Cen. 442 Providence Street, Woonsocket Billmyer, Carroll D., Jr. Mech. Eng. Kingston Bliss, Raymond H. Bus. Ad. Gen. 124 Winter Street, Woonsocket It suddenly dawns upon us that we have only one more year before closing the door on four years of education and training. Memories of classes and laboratories, dances and basketball games will remain as we adjust ourselves once again to a new life in a different world. GRIST 97 CLASS of 1942 d Avenue, Providrnre R. Fort — Waco P. T. 14 Cranston. Lyman N. Hus. Ad. Gen. 21 Pond Street, Wakefield Cubler. Edward W. Sri. Pre.-Med. 197 Wilson Avenue, Rumford Curtin, Helen E. Home Ec . . M. 38 Bedlow Avenue. Newport Daley. Austin P. Civil Eng. 112 Briggs Street. Providence D’Aquanno. Mary A. Sci. Biol. 1247 Plainfield Street. Johnston D’Arcy, Mary T. Set. Biol. 6 Hope Street. North Providence D ' Avanzo. Donald C. Bus. Ad. Acct. 255 Webster Avenue, Providence Davis, James R. Mech. Eng. Aero. 108 Grand Avenue. Cranston Davis. Jeanne M. Home Ec. Text. Landover. Maryland Davis, Robert S. Bus. Ad. Gen. 1562 Robeson Street, Fall River. Mass. Dean. James F. Bus. Ad. Acct. 119 Bucklin Street. Pawtucket DeLaskey. Delma M. Sci. Prc-Mcd. 14 Abbott Avenue, Nausauket Denico. Anna C. Sci. Biol. 79 Robin Street, Providence 85 Sutton Avenue, East Providence Dixon. Robert W. Phys. Ed. 455 West 148th Street. New York City Donilon, Frank E.. Jr. Bus. Ad. Acct. 137 Reynolds Avenue. Providence Dubois. Russell C. Elec. Eng. 303 County Road. Barrington Duffy. Philip A., Jr. Elec. Eng. 37 West Street, East Greenwich Dyer. Raymond F. Sci. Biol. 16 Mulberry Street. Warren Easterbrooks. Maribelle Home Ec. 1. M 16 Spring Street. Peace Dale Edmonds. Barbara E. Sci. Biol 3 Lewiston Street. Kenyon Emanuel. Peter Y. Sci. Biol 27 Granite Street. W’csterly Emery. Barbara Ruth Home. Ec. t . M Arnold Mills, Cumberland 1941 93 Emma, Robert A. Elcc. Eng 206 Langdon Street, Providence Erhardt, John C. Sci. Chem 28 Ash Street, Riverside Evans, Albert J. Mech. Eng. Aero Hunter White Road, Harrisvillc Farnworth, Mary N. Home Ec. Text Ferris, John A. Sci. Biol 9 Armington Street, Cranston Fine, Isadore V. Bus. Ad. Acct 247 Charles Street. Providence Fishbein, Arthur Agri. P. I 139 Lancaster Street. Providence Floyd, Herbert D.. Jr. Civil Eng 43 Comstock Avenue, Providence Forsstrom, William W. Sci. Biol 99 Legion Way, Cranston Frank, Newton Agri. Ag. Sci 3 President Avenue. Providence Frazier, Quentin Mech. Eng 37 Charles Street, Providence Friedman, Lester M. Sci. Pre-Med 14 Old Fort Road, Newport Fuyat, Henry N., Jr. Sci. Biol. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil Gammons, Robert F. Elec. Eng. 108 Colonial Road, Providence 12 Broadway, Pawtucket Giordano, Raymond R. Mech. Eng. 11 Columbia Avenue, Edgewood Goff, Dorothy L. Home Ec. I.M. 48 Lyon Street, Pawtucket Goldman, Morton Sci. Chcm. 446 Rathbun Street, Woonsocket Goldstein, Charles C. Agri. Chem. 15 Park Street, Newport Golnbowski, Julius A. Mech. Eng. 4 Riverview Place. Walpole, Mass. Goodman, Robert W. Bus. Ad. Acct. 25 Fosdyke Street, Providence Gordon, Yale Sci. Biol. 9 Washington Street, Westerly Greer, Mary I. Sci. Biol. 66 Kenyon Avenue, Wakefield Gudeczauskas, Albert J. Elec. Eng. 20 Beacon Street, Cranston Hall, Herbert L. Elec. Eng. 209 Wentworth Avenue. Edgewood Halsband, Sumner B. Bus. Ad. Gen. 876 Main Street, East Greenwich Helen Oakland 2 Steele Street, Hathaway, Donald B. Healey, Mary E. Houghton, Richard A., Jr. 262 Spencer Avenue, East Greenwich GRIST 99 158 Alverson Avenue, Lemon!, Harold E., Jr. Mech, Eng. Aero. 1351 South Broadway, East Providence Levine, Albert R. Bus. Ad. Gen. 183 Somerset Street, Providence Lownds, David E. Agri. P. . 56 Beach Street, Westerly Lynch, Barbara C. Home Ec. Text. 12 Blackwell Place, Newport Robert R. McAusIan Chem. Sci. McCaskey, Patrick K. Sci. Biol. 214 Promenade Street, West Barrington McCrudden, Elizabeth M. Home Ec. Gen. 18 Frederick Street, Providence McCullough, Norman G. Bus. Ad. Acct. 281 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale Providence Sci. P re- Med Arnold Farms, Greene McGarry, Joseph A. Bus. Ad. Acct. 285 Indiana Avenue, Providence McKeon, John T. Mech. Eng. Meyer, Myrtle I. Sci. Biol 49 Eddy Street, North Attleboro, Mass. Joe McGarry Moore, Elizabeth W. Home Ec. I. M. 117 Colonial Road. Providence Moran, John Chem. Eng. 32 Chapel Street, Saylcsville Moreau, Edgar J. Sci. Biol. 37 Woodbury Street, Pawtucket Moroney. Mary A. Home Ec. T. T. 18 Harrisville Road. Pascoag Moskovicli. Mitchell S. Mech. Eng. Aero. Muldoon, James E., Jr. Mech. Eng. 52 Green Street, I ' airhaven, Mass. Myyra, William A. Elec. Eng. Route 117. Hope Nascenzi, Francesco L. Mech. Eng. 275 Laurel Hill Avenue, Providence Nichols, Lester P. Agri. Hort. 63 Oakland Avenue, Cranston North, John M. Sci. Chem. 55 Trenton Street. Pawtucket Nolthup, John S. Agri. Ag. Ec. 3 Rodman Street, Narragansett Norton, Ruth A. Home Ec. T. T. Nurmi, Eugene Chem. Eng. 125 Main Street, Westerly Obradovich, Francis S., Jr. Agri. Ag. Sci. 70 Second Street. Wcehauken. N. J. O’Connor, Frederick C. Bus. Ad. Gen. 2 Central Street. Newport Oldrid, Ruth V. Home Ec. 1. M. 231 West Forest Avenue, Pawtucket O’Neill, Barbara A. Home Ec. I. M. 119 Bay Spring Avenue. West Barrington Painchaud, Philip A. Sci. Chem. 40 Brookfield Street, Riverside Palazzo, Edward B. Mech. Eng. Post Road. East Greenwich Pansa, Attilio A. Phys. Ed. 139 Bradford Street, Bristol Parent, Roland R. Sci. Biol. Parnigoni, Richard Chem. Eng. 4 George Street, Westerly Parrilla, Frank H. Agr. Ag. Sci. 16 W ' est Street, Westerly Paul, George R. Sci. Chem. 135 Cumberland Street, Providence 1941 100 Peck, Richard C. Agri. P. 498 River Avenue, Seekonk, Mass. Peckham, Harold C., Jr. Bus. Ad. Acct. 212 Hope Street, Bristol Perry, Olga M. Sci. Biol. Peters, Shirley L. Home Ec. I . M . 5 Bush Street. Newport Phillips, Ruth L. Sci. C hem. Post Road, Wakefield Pickett, Kenneth E. Agri. P. I . Tunk Hill Road, Scituatc Picozzi, Dexter A. Meek. Enp. 63 Lawn Street, Providence Pignolet, Paul E. Bus. Ad Acct. 227 Smithfield Road, North Providence Potts, Elizabeth E. Home Ec. Gen. 2893 Post Road. Greenwood Prybyla, Walter T. Ghent. Eng. 198 Fourth Avenue, Woonsocket Quinn, Marguerite E. Home Ec. Text. S Mechanic Street, Wakefield Reisert, Thomas D. Mech. Eng. Aero. 77 Second Street, East Greenwich Richmond, Betty N. Home Ec. . Af. 17 Wilson Place, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, New York Robinson, Edith M. Bus. Ad. Gen. 64 Aquidneck Avenue, Newport Romano, Frank J. Mech. Eng. 71 Courtland Street, Providence Romano, Louis J. Civil Eng. 45 Bayview Avenue, Bristol Ronzio. Joseph R. Mech. Eng. 149 Harold Street, Providence Rose, Caroline P. Home Ec. Gen. Prospect Street. Narragansett Rossi, Peter F. Mech. Enp. 273 Carpenter Street. Providence Rutledge, William E. Phya. Ed. 11 Ashton Street, Pawtucket Ryan. Norbert V. Chem. Eng. 51 Darling Street. Central Falls Ryley, James F. Sci. Chem. 4 Cross Street, Fall River, Mass. St. Germain, Helen M. Home Ec. I . M. 54 Woodruff Avenue, Wakefield St. Germain, Lillian F. Home. Ec. J.M. 54 Woodruff Avenue, Wakefield Sakakecney, Anthony Civil Eng. 46 Washington Street, Central Falls Salisbury, Clifford H., Jr. Chem. Eng. 55 Essex Street, Cranston Sanik, John, Jr. Sci. Chem. 365 West Avenue, Stamford, Conn. Charles Kossove Sunn, Wilton H. ?, East Providence Whelan, Elinor S. Home Ec. Gen Kingston Whitaker. Anna M. Home Ec. Text West Shore Road, Apponaug Annandale Terrace, Newport 101 CLASS of 1943 McCabe, Carpenter, French, Thompson, Cashman OFFICERS President, Howard P. French Vice Pres., Nancy Carpenter Treasurer, Robert V. McCabe Secretary, Eunice E. Thompson So.Ch., Thomas Cashman The Class of 1943 has reached the half-way mark of its undergraduate days and is now entering upon the latter part of its college career. The second year is always a pleasant one, for the average sophomore can enjoy his college days with a minimum of responsibil- ities. For some, however, it is the beginning of “big things.” The “little frog in a big puddle” is gradually becoming familiar with his environment and learning to control it. There are “two little frogs grown up” who have won the respect of their classmates, as shown by the results of the 1940 class elections. Howard French, a pleasant young lad who tosses a mean basketball and football as well, is a capable President. The Vice-presidency is filled by the star athlete of the Sophomore Class, Nancy Carpenter. Likeable Bob McCabe 1941 102 was elected Treasurer, and Betty Thompson, reliable W.S.G.A. Secretary, is also Secretary of the Sophomore Class. And wliat would a class be without a Social Chairman? It is to Tommy Cashman’s credit that the Soph Hop was such a brilliant social success. The theme of the dance was in keeping with the Yuletide season, ami the climax was reached when lovely Jean Yare was crowned Queen. Delta Zeta can boast of still another such personality — Barbara Whaley, who was chosen to reign as Queen of the Aggie Bawl. She succeeded Muriel Dickinson who was Queen in 1939-40. Speaking of elections, Asher Gray was Mayor of Kingston last year, and now Peg Gallogly is keeping the honor in the Class of ’43. The Sophomore Class has contributed much in a material way to State College, as is shown by representation and participation in a mul- titude of campus activities. Of the 58 active members in Phi Delta, 31 are members of the Class of ’43. The Portia Club and The Wran- glers have been outlets for talent along debat- ing lines, and the Radio Network’s business is principally in the hands of the sophomores. Intellectual pursuits have not found the second year class wanting. Lura May Odland and Wil- liam Bloom head the list for scholastic honors. Whenever the w ord “sports” is mentioned, the discussion usually turns to some outstand- ing sophomore. Take Boh Nichols for instance. Bob’s a sensational track star who has a habit of breaking cross country records and inci- dentally is a peach of a kid. The sophomore members of the basketball team are outstand- ing, and the baseball anil football teams are not exempt from sophomore influence. Participa- tion in co-ed athletics has been fostered by the Class of ’43, which can boast of healthy activity in hockey, tennis, and basketball. When the members of the present Sopho- more Class were only yearlings, they knew a good thing when they saw it — for they chose Dr. Lee C. Wilson as their advisor. Llndoubt- edly he will agree that in addition to the mate- rial accomplishments of the Class of ’43, some- thing far more important has been manifest. The Sophomore Class has the Rhody spirit. Abrams, Shirley B. llnme Ec. I. M 900 Main Street, East Greenwich Allen, Edward P. Bus. Ad. Gen 16 Woodbury Street. Providence Anderson. William H.. Jr. Chem. Enf 19 Granite Street. Westerly Apple bee, Robert W. Mech. Eng Kingston Archambault, C harles E. Mech. Eng 10 McNiff Street, West Warwick Atteridge, Harold F. Bus. Ad. Gen 31 Elmhurst Avenue. Providence Baggott, Muriel E. Home Ee. Text 48 Brownell Street, Providence Bagshaw, Thomas L. Agri Ballirano. Maria Home Ec. I. M 48 Hurlburt Avenue. Johnston Bander. Howard M. Bus. Ad. Acct 29 Ayrault Street, Providence Barad, Robert L. 1331 Greenwich Avenue, Barber. Paul E. Bus. Ad. Gen East Greenwich Bayha. Raymond E. Bus. Ad. Acct 89 James Street. East Providence Beaven. Robert P. Sci. Chem 122 Oriole Avenue. Pawtucket Belknap. Earle W. Bus. Ad. Gen 39 Woodruff Avenue. Wakefield Bcllino, Frank R. Bus. Ad. Gen 128 Sutton Street. Providence Bentsen, Bernard C. Bus. Ad. Gen Warwick Neck Avenue, Warwick Bcrardi, Dominick J. Bus. Ad. Gen 236 Norfolk Avenue. Pawtucket Bcrlwell, Charles W. Agri. P. I 94 Duane Street, East Greenwich Bessette. Handel O. Mech. Eng 470 Winter Street. Woonsocket Blecharazyk, Walter J. Sci. Chem 103 Central Avenue, New Bedford. Mass. Bloom. Arnold W. Chem. Eng 263 Orms Street, Providence Boelens, James Elec. Eng 34 Hope Street. North Providence Boule. Francis D-. Jr. Bus. Ad. Gen Kingston Dressier. Sara H. Kingston Brown. Constance E. Home Ec. I. M 201 W r entworth Avenue. Edgewood Burns. Robert R. Mech. Eng 8 Myrtle Street. Providence GRIST " TTlS 1 103 CLASS of 1943 Caldarone. Evelyn A. Home Ec. Gen. 11 Carovilli Street, Providence Codola, Pasquale C. Civil Eng. 30 Catherine Street, Bristol Deziel, Muriel A. Bus. Ad. Gen. Caldarone, Vincent E. Sci. Biol. Cappuccio, Joseph V. Sci. Biol. 88 V 2 High Street, Westerly Carleen, Walter E. Sci. Biol. 240 Waterman Avenue, Greystone Carlin. Arthur R. Agri. Carlson, Ronald C. Chcm. Eng. 29 Hobart Street, Westerly Careiolo, Joseph E. Sci. Biol. 16 Wesleyan Avenue, Providence Carpenter, Nancy Sci. Biol. Cashman. Thomas J., Jr. Chem. Eng. Park Avenue, Portsmouth Castrovillari, Lillian C. Science 65 Browne Street, Cranston 183 Grey Street, Providence Chiappinelli, Dante Sci. Chem. Christie, Alberta M. Home Ec. Text. 101 Wilson Avenue, Rumford Ciampa. Emileus R. Mech. Eng. 102 Alvin Street, Providence Clark, Ruth A. Home Ec. I. M. Clarke, Robert M. Bus. Ad. Gen. 27 Highland Avenue, Westerly Clary, Stanley T. Agri. Tioga Street, Washington Cohen, Donald H. Bus. Ad. Acct. 127 Ellon Street, Providence 308 Church Street, Hartford, Conn. Congdon, Joseph B. Agri. A. I. Wakefield Conrad, Thelma L. Home Ec. Text. Westerly Conti, George L. Agri. 64 Nye Street. Pawtucket Conway, Eugene R . Sci. Chem . Cumberland Hill. Manville Cowell, Douglas A. Mech. Eng. 146 Wentworth Street, Cranston Cromwell, Frank R., Jr. Agri. 102 Legion Way, Cranston Curry, Thomas M„ Jr. Bus. Ad. Gen. Curtin, John J., Jr. Mech. Eng. 884 River Street, Providence D ' Aguanno, David Sci. Chem. 15 Barker Street, Providence D’Andrea, Ernest, Jr. Bus. Ad. Acct. D ' Angelo, Joseph Civil Eng. 85 Vanncr Street, Providence D ' Aquanno, Eugene Mech. Eng. 576 Providence Street, Woonsocket “Square Peg” Gallogly Kingston Duhce, Warren T. Sci. Chem 476 Pleasant Valley Pkwy., Providence Duff, James L. Bus. Ad. Gen Kingston Dunham. Paul P. Sci. Biol 6 Powell Avenue, Newport Dunn. Laura V. Home Ec. Gen Block Island Easterbrooks. Margaret M. Home Ec. I. M 12 County Street, Newport Eaton, James E., Jr. Mech. Eng 691 Main Street, Pawtucket Elving Arnold V. Elec. Eng Evans, Clayton E. Mech. Eng Hunter White Road, Harrisville h Providence Mech. Eng Fitton. Helen E. Home Ec. I. M Middletown Flaherty, John A. Mech. Eng 8 Freeborn Street, Newport Flori, Civante A. Sci. Biol 37 Terrace Avenue, Providence Follis, Lawrence E. Elec. Eng 136 West Clifford Street, Providence Fort, Richard K.. Jr. Agri 92 Burnside Street, Cranston Fournier, Richard O. Mech. Eng 350 Cumberland Hill Road, Woonsocket Francis, Mae E. Home Ec. T. T 215 Virginia Avenue, Providence Saylesville 80 Orchard Avenue, Wakefield Gallogly, Margaret A. Home Ec. . M. 1656 Broad Street, Edgcwood Ganiev, Margaret E. Home Ec. I. M. 14 Oak Street, Wakefield 105 106 " Avenue. S " A «£ m S lr ' ' ,C%Zn EC ' M I WL A Gm ’ " SSSJL-A —Atli 6 - VBjI ;. te ,,war- GRIST 107 CLASS OF 1944 OFFICERS President Donald Dwyer Vice-President Mary Cashman Treasurer David Hedison Secretary Rutii Whitaker Chairman of the Freshman Banquet Granville Stearns 1941 1 HISTORY To start our college career, in September we had a special week set aside for us. During this period we wore green tags to distinguish us from the upper classmen (as if they couldn’t tell us anyway). An informal dance at Lippitt Hall which gave us further chance to make new friends and acquaintances was another feature of this week. At the end of this time the upperclassmen returned, ami then we saw how insignificant we were. In order that we might realize our in- ferior position, the boys had to wear Freshmen caps while the girls wore green ribbons. Further recollections synonymous with our first year were the Girls’ Freshman Stunt Night, paddling sessions, and Freshman walks. As Freshmen we are rather set aside from the other classes. We have our own plays, and our own football and basketball teams. This year we yielded to superior teams in football, hut held our own in basketball. To other activ- ities, such as the Beacon, orchestra and debat- ing, we joined wholeheartedly. At the end of the first quarter, those students ranking in the upper ten per cent of the class were entertained at a special Phi Kappa Phi party. Then, to make us feel more like a class, the Freshman election of class officers was held in February. D r. p s,«,r, B ‘ rr MS.L| r , ' Cr. Ml .„ 3 ' Hunt Street, Central Falls GRIST 109 CLASS of 1944 110 GRIST ill V! V. ! H 111] 1 !! Vi 1941 TJ u 112 113 Coaches 116 Football 118 Cross country 126 Indoor Relay 132 Basketball 134 Rifle 142 Outing Club 143 Track 144 Baseball 148 Tennis 152 Golf 153 Intramurals 154 Women ' s Sports 158 ATHLETICS 114 115 COACHES Coach Keaney Coach Tootell THE COACHING STAFF We, the students of State, have long since been fully appreciative of the extra- ordinary abilities of Coaches Frank W. Keaney and Fred D. Tootell. In the past, many of us deplored the fact that their efforts must go unheeded outside the con- fines of our own local. New England area ; and we rejoiced in their long-delayed recognition. OCR CHEER LEADERS Kneeling: McCaddin, Murphy Standing: Richmond, Thorp, Lightbody, Ballirano. 116 Paul Cieurzo Bill Beck Red Irwin First, it was the triumph of the Tootell- men in the IC4A meet in New York fol- lowed by tlieir good showing at East Lan- sing, Michigan a week later which focused the eyes of the nation on a small farm college in a small New England state. A brilliant basketball campaign, highlighted by two treks to Madison Square Garden and an appearance in Convention Hall, Philadelphia, definitely placed Rhode Island in that select circle of leading collegiate clubs. Realizing that any good coaching staff’s efficiency is dependent upon the complete coordination of the entire staff, the work of Coach Paul Cieurzo, Coach William Beck, Coach Lester Erwin, and Coach Kenneth Knickerbocker is deserving of special mention. Coach Cieurzo, in his assistant capacity, is line coach of foot- ball, assistant coach of basketball, and head coach of golf. Football and baseball are Coach Beck’s specialties. “Red” Erwin is Toot’s aide in cross country and track, while Coach Knickerbocker has tennis under his supervision. Sharp Shooters Instructions 117 FOOTBALL 1940 VARSITY FOOTBALL SEASON Kingston Orono Providence Kingston Amherst Cranston Kingston Storrs Northeastern Maine Brown Lowell Textile Massachusetts State Providence College Worcester Tech Univ. of Connecticut SUMMARY OF THE 1940 FOOTBALL CAMPAIGN Playing like champs on occasion, the Ram footballers emerged from a success- ful campaign with a creditable record of five victories and three defeats. Another year saw Rhody yield to her sectional rivals. Brown and Providence College. Forced to bow to Brown 20-17, the Kea- neymen might conceivably have scored a dazzling upset over the highly-touted Brunonians, had not an untimely leg in- jury retired Duke Abbruzzi early in the second quarter. after he had treated the patrons to a star-studded, All-American performance, probably the greatest of his collegiate career. State submitted to its worst shellacking of the season when Providence College administered a 25-0 setback to the rural Rhodians. Maine subdued Rhode Island up at Orono 7-0. The Rams recorded triumphs over Northeastern, Massachusetts State, Lowell Textile. Worcester Tech, and the Univer- sity of Connecticut. The ( Connecticut con- test at Storrs provided the most interest- ing game of the season. For trailing 12-0 at half-time. Little Rhody roared back to cop a well-earned, hard-fought 13-12 verdict. VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM Front Row: Roberts, Bellino, McCabe, Blceharczyk, Conti, Narducei, Morel. Second Row: Oates, Abbru .zi, Zammarchi, DeCesare, Keancy, Larrabee, Orlando. Third Row: Head Coach Keancy, Coach Cieurzo, F ' lori. Carpenter, Thissen. Matthews. Coates, Mooshian. Dubce. Dervitz. Coach Tootell. Coach Reck. Fourth Row: Manager Kopeeh, Warren, Bertwell, Pierik. F ' reneh. Tanner. Harvey. 1941 118 SUMMARY OF THE FRESHMAN FOOTBALL CAMPAIGN Although the Ramlet footballers started and ended the season in a blaze of glory, their record in-between these extremes was not quite so brilliant, for the three set-backs which they suffered at the hands of Brown, Boston University, and Providence College added a some- what discouraging, inauspicious tint to the season’s picture. Wins were registered by the Tootellmen over Northeastern and the University of Connecticut first-year Lacking any co-ordinated offense, the Ramlets managed to score a meager ag- gregate of 19 points over their five game schedule. Undoubtedly State’s outstand- ing performer, Don Dwyer, Cranston’s All-State contribution to Rhode Island, ran, passed, and kicked consistently well in all contests, but especially in the Brown and Providence College tilts. Boston University and Brown rode roughshod over the Rhodylets but Provi- dence College emerged victorious only after a stubbornly-resistant State eleven lapsed momentarily, allowing Roshka to score while a Nieratko to Drew pass added the extra point. A blocked punt by Sarkis paved the way for the opening triumph over Northeastern. The U- Connlets were victims of the Ramlets in the season’s finale. After the Storrsmen had counted on a 30-yard Harris to Scus- sel pass. State retaliated with a similar aerial, Marino to Merolla, while Pan- ciera hooted the game-winning point. SEASON’S RECORD R. I. 12 Northeastern 0 R. I. 0 Brown 19 R. I. 0 Providence College ... 7 R. I. 0 Boston University 19 R. I. 7 Connecticut University 6 GRIST 119 RHODE ISLAND 10, NORTHEASTERN 0 Kingston — 90° football weather — pleasant prospects forecasted for the coming campaign — Excellent defense of the line — Duke’s toucher, a 46 yd. punt riuiback — Keaney’s field goal after three misses — Captain Tubbs, Husky mainstay. MAINE 7, RHODE ISLAND 0 Orono — “Remember the Maine” — Bad afternoon Conti and Blecharczyk on the defense - Barrows, Crowley for the Pine Staters — Keaney’s crushing tackle — Geniality of the Oronians — Long, long ride home. BROWN 20, RHODE ISLAND 17 Providence — growl of the underdog — Abbruzzi’s All-American first-quarter performance — Warner’s pass-pitching, field goal — Maher and Carpenter, 60- minute-men — Savignano around his right end. Stop that man — Stepczyk, Marsolini — Glorious in defeat. George Conti Bill McNally i 120 RHODE ISLAND 48, LOWELL TEXTILE 0 Kingston — Substitute’s delight — Duke on the sidelines — Everybody scores — Sophomore backfield, McCabe, Coates, Conti, Narducci — Possible preview of September, 1941 four horsemen. RHODE ISLAND 9, MASSACHUSETTS STATE 3 Amherst — Sluggish game — “Blitz- krieg” over Amherst — Narducci’s 35 yd. romp for a cool half dozen — Warn’s 12 yd. boot for three more — Captain Sim- mons for the Masstaters. Jim Duff Zammarchi and Dubee GRI 121 Carrying the hall PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 25, RHODE ISLAND 0 Cranston Stadium Lights, camera. “And come out fightin’ fellas — Oops, par- don me — Notre Dame shift, works swell doesn’t it” — Referees practising for the army, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, far, far into the night. Yockers, Stonkus, Haponik, Avedisian Keaney’s kicking Gritty Gates. RHODE ISLAND 18, WORCESTER TECH 0 Homecoming Day — Rain, rain, rain — First quarter mud-fight — Second quarter, Keaney submarines across for six wet points — Stiff soft hats and gals’ ban- dannas — Ralph Narducci Nick Orlando Eddie Maher 1941 cs 122 Crowd beginning to break, no school spirit — Gosh, I’m drenched, teeth beat- ing out a tap dance, — There goes the sports editor, ha, ha, ha, no school spirit — What’s that, touchdown? — Nice run, Duke. Half-time — Guess I’ll stick it out — Wliat’s the difference now, wet or wetter? — They want a fifteen minute intermis- sion, do they? — What about us? Here they come again — Attaboy Car- penter ! — Nice tackle, D. C. — Where’s everybody? — Duke again, 18-0 — Only 50 of us left We got spirit -A-Ah-Ah Choo. RHODE ISLAND 13, UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 12 Storrs — Their Homecoming Day — Whatta Day — Lotta nice co-eds — What’s that? “Grass always greener” — Glum first half — Mitchell, Donnelly, All U-Conn — Abbruzzi’s jaunt — Almost, but not enough — Carpenter’s block — Connecticut 12, Rhody 0. Second half Rejuvenation — Coates on reverses — Conti counting for six — Down the field —Fumble, State’s ball — Interference — Fourth down, inches to go. Duke scores — 12-12 — Up to Warner — Whoopee! 13-12. Hold ’em Rhody!- Slop those passes! Nice interception, George — Hooray, the game! Duke gets cup and congrat- ulations, Whatta game. Whew! ! ! Anacletlie DeCesare Norman Wilcox Duke Abbruzzi 123 THE END OF THE TRAIL Larry Gates The history of our generation’s football teams is the saga of one, Louis “Duke” Abbruzzi. Time will, as it always does, reduce memories of Rhody’s gridiron games to a confused blur, but the vagar- ies of the “old man with the scythe” will not be sufficient, we feel, to efface the glory of the Duke’s brilliant individual performances. It has been a unique privilege to watch the Duke. Even when not starring, his presence has added a colorful lustre to every game. Oftentimes speculation has been rife concerning his probable ath- letic success at other, larger universities. Yet, were it not for the same dancing, dashing Duke, Rhode Island football teams of recent years would have floun- dered through dull, listless campaigns. Abbruzzi has established a new scoring mark of 174 points for posterity to shoot at, and a decade or more may elapse be- fore another so talented a balltoter hap- pens along to eclipse that mark. And even before then, the memory of Duke’s achievements will fade, to be cherished by his classmates alone. Fame’s fickleness 124 20 may claim a new hero tomorrow, but we, as typical alumni, shall return to remind a disinterested, disrespectful posterity that, “Back in 1940 we had a fella named Louis ‘Duke’ Abbruzzi . . . one of the classiest gridders ever to wear the blue of Rhode Island.” ABBRUZZI’S FOUR-YEAR AVERAGE G T PAT TOT 1937 7 8 0 48 1938 8 8 0 48 1939 9 9 0 54 1940 7 4 0 24 30 29 0 174 FOOTBALL RESUME Season’s Record for 1940 R. I. 10 Northeastern 0 R. I. 0 Maine 7 R. I. 17 Brown R. I. 48 Lowell Textile 0 R. I. 9 Mass. State 3 R. I. 0 Providence College 25 R. I. 18 Worcester Tech 0 R. I. 13 Connecticut 12 SEASON’S RECORD FOR 1940 VARSITY SCORING W. Keaney, b L. Abbruzzi, b G. Conti, b R. Narducci, b A. DeCesare, c L. Gates, g, c, e, b T. Matthews, b, e T. Toppin, b U. Malo, b B. McCabe, b g td pat fg tot 8 2 8 3 29 7 4 0 0 24 8 3 0 0 18 8 2 0 0 12 8 10 0 6 8 10 0 6 5 10 0 6 3 10 0 6 3 10 0 6 6 0 2 0 2 125 CROSS COUNTRY RESUME OF THE CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON Coach Fred D. Tootell, our capable coach, has seldom if ever experienced any really bad campaigns in all his fifteen falls of cross-country competition, and one of the highlights of his very remark- able record was a five-year win streak, over which period his Rhode Island har- riers were not defeated in dual-meet com- petition. And yet, the very ultimate, the apex of his athletic achievement was at- tained by him this past autumn when his charges trampled over all New England opposition, swept the New York IC4A, and then climaxed their colorful cam- paign with a creditable third place in the NCAA where they vied with the nation’s finest harriers. Statistics alone will illustrate the com- plete domination of the Ram runners. In five dual meets Bob Nichols and Charlie Tingley finished one-two wdiile Les Nichols also figured in a three-way tie for first place in the New Hampshire contest, and a second-place tie with Tingley in the For dll am meet. Rhody’s Redoubtable Robert, in four of these five meets, estab- lished new track records, besides clipping 29 seconds off the New England course record. Some idea of the team strength can be obtained when it is considered that out of a possible 75 points (perfect score) the Ram racers registered 92 points. Along with the Nicholses and Tingley, John Moran, Ken Taylor, John Creech, Art O’Sullivan, Robert Hall, and George Gamache were consistently point-getters, and the great success of the team was mainly attributable to their great im- provement over the previous season. Front Roiv: L. Nichols, Tingley, R. Nichols, Creech, Taylor, Hall Second Row: Coach Tootell, Scigal, O’Sullivan, Roche, Moran, Smith, Asst. Coach Erwin 1941 126 RESUME OF THE FRESHMAN CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON Possibly because they were over- shadowed to a great extent by their var- sity brothers, the Ramlet harriers en- joyed a fairly respectable but by no means outstanding, season. Their medi- ocre record of two wins and two losses was enhanced by a surprising and somewhat unexpected triumph in the New Eng- lands where they grouped within the first twenty places to score a nicely-spaced, well-earned win. Lack of experience and a scarcity of material were the earliest problems which confronted Coach Tootell, and as a result the first year men dropped their initial meet to Westerly High by a single point. In the next encoimter they man- aged to eke out a close win over North- eastern, and followed up with a decisive victory over New Hampshire. In the final dual meet of the campaign, the Ramlet runners were forced to how to the Con- necticut freshmen. Fenley and Taylor were consistently State’s best runners throughout the au- tumal season. Fenley led the Rhode Is- land pack in the New England meet placing 4tli while Taylor garnered a 6tli place. Barrett, MacKenzie, Meams, and J ackson scored in almost every meet. RESULTS OF THE FRESHMAN CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON R. I. 28 Westerly High 29 R. I. 27 Northeastern 29 R. I. 17 New Hampshire 45 R. I. 34 Univ. of Connecticut 21 RESULTS OF THE NEW ENGLAND MEET Rhode Island Finishers Fenley 4 Taylor 6 Barrett 11 MacKenzie 13 Mearns 19 Team score 53 points GRIST 127 R. I. DEFEATS FORDHAM IN OPENING MEET In convincing fashion, the Ram hill- and-dalers inaugurated their season au- spiciously with an easy 19-36 triumph over Fordham. Boh Nichols, running in varsity competition for the first time, set a new record for the four mile Kingston course, eclipsing the previous mark estab- lished by Ted Clarke in 1939. Les Nichols ami Charlie Tingley were tied for second some 200 yards behind Bob. R. I. 19 Fordham 36 R. Nichols 1 Schmidlin 4 ’L. Nichols 2 Georgia 5 C. Tingley 3 Clark 8 Taylor 6 Hardart 9 Creech 7 Lynch 10 19 36 Tied for second NEW HAMPSHIRE VICTIM OF RAMPAGIN’ RAMS Playing host to the Wildcats one week later, the Tootellmen spared them no mercy in compiling a near-perfect total. The Nicholses included Tingley in their “brother act”, and all three finished to- gether well ahead of the rest of the field. Kirk was the only enemy runner to slip into the first five places. The score was 17-50. HUSKIES BOW — NICHOLS NOTCHES RECORD Repeating their decisive win of the week previous, the Ram harriers added the Huskies to their list of victims, allow- ing only Parker to finish among the first five. Again it was Boh Nichols first across the tape for Rhody. and he bested the Franklin Park course record by 13.3 seconds. Tingley, Les Nichols, Moran, and Taylor were other Ram finishers in that order. R. I. 17 R. Nichols 1 C. Tingley 2 Les Nichols 3 Moran 5 Taylor 6 17 Northeastern 43 Parker 4 Carroll 8 Prohodelay 10 Carpenter 11 Drevitch 13 43 R. I. 17 New Hampshire 50 R. Nichols 1 Kirk 4 L. Nichols 2 Sanborn 9 C. Tingley 3 Jones 11 Taylor 5 French 12 Creech 6 Lowry 14 17 50 1941 128 RAMS SETTLE OLD SCORE As if remembering an old debt yet un- paid, the Tootellmen travelled to Storrs where they administered to the Nutmeg- gers their first setback in 11 dual meets. A few years hack the U-Conn. runners broke Rliody’s five-year dual-meet win- streak. Bob Nichols’ time of 19 minutes and 56 seconds set a new low for the course. R. I. 18 Connecticut 43 R. Nichols l Wheaton 3 Tingley 2 Robbins 8 Moran 4 Herold 9 O’Sullivan 5 Brunnetti 11 Taylor 6 Hubbard 12 18 43 TOOTELLMEN TRIP PINE-STATERS Paced by Bob Nichols who knocked 9 seconds off the mark newly set by him two weeks before, the rollicking Ram runners completed their dual meet sched- ule in characteristic style when they took the measure of the Mainemen at Franklin Park. Maine enjoyed the somewhat dubi- ous distinction of being the only team over the season’s span to have two men finish within the first five. R. I. 21 Maine 37 R. Nichols 1 Moody 3 Tingley Taylor 2 Blaisdell 4 Z 5 Ehreenback 8 O’Sullivan 6 Fanis 10 Moran 7 21 Easterbrook 12 37 R. Hall J. Creech GRIST 129 NEW ENGLAND TITLE RETURNS TO RHODE ISLAND Bunching all five men within the first fifteen places, Rhode Island harriers cap- tured the New Englands at Boston on last Armistice Day. Never in the history of the NEICAAA was a more decisive vic- tory recorded, and the Rhody team total of 30 points represented the lowest aggre- gate ever to he compiled in this meet. Three of the five Tootellmen finished among the first five while O’Sullivan was 9th and Creech 13th to complete the scoring. Once again. Boh Nichols led the way, and breasted the tape a full 29 seconds better than the mark established by Don Smith of Maine the year before. Tingley also succeeded in cracking the old record. The Order of the Finishers Place ■ Time R. Nichols, R. I. 1 20:57.4 C. Tingley, R. 1. . 2 21:25 E. Parker, Northeastern 3 21:29 R. Wheaton, Conn. 4 21:40 L. Nichols, R. I. 5 21:43 K. Blaisdell, Maine 6 21:51 M. Prohodsky, North’ll 7 21:52 F. Webster, Vermont 8 21:53 A. O’Sullivan. R. I. 9 21:54 C. A. Webster, Vermont 10 21:55 C. Robbins, Conn. 11 21:56 J. Kirk, New Hampshire 12 21:58 John Creech, R. I. 13 22:01 L. Brunnetti, Conn. 14 22:02 D. Moody, Maine 15 22:03 W. Hubbard, Conn. 16 22:05 R. Carpenter, North’ll 17 22:10 W. Herold, Conn. 18 22:13 W. Jones, New Hampshire 19 22:16 R. Sanborn, New Hamp. 20 22:27 J. Moran, R. 1. 21 99 • 39 K. Taylor, R. I. 22 22:33 ;==! ) 1941 130 RHODE ISLAND HARRIERS WIN FIRST IC4A MEET On Monday, November 18, the Rhode Island harriers attained the highest pin- nacle of athletic achievement when they captured the ICAAAA title on the Van Cortlandt Park course in New York. Not- withstanding the fact that the Rams in registering their first national win had created a new record I their team total of 72 points was the lowest ever compiled), this Rhode Island triumph, closely fol- lowing on the heels of the New Englands victory of the previous week, was even more significant. True enough, perhaps this win did in- augurate the era which w as to make the American sports’ public Rhode Island conscious. Moreover, it was a fitting climax, a wonderful reward, for a team of boys who were finishing a spotless season. But yet, by far the most signifi- cant side of the triumph was woven about the one man whose efforts finally bore sweet fruition, Coach Fred D. Tootell. For him this must have been the culmina- tion of a long-awaited dream, or perhaps the Fates had decided that they could not justifiably defer his proper rew ' ard any longer, and the student demonstration at the Kingston Station was as much a trib- ute to “Toot” as an appreciation of the team’s accomplishment. Once again Boh Nichols showed his teammates the way, and they “just fol- lowed Boh around” with the result that the team turned in a record total of 72 points, or exactly 10 less than Michigan Stale in second place. Manhattan clinched third place with 103 points. Bob Nichols ran second to Les MacMitchell, Charlie Tingley finished closely behind in fifth position. Les Nichols was the next Rhod- ian to cross the line in 18th place, fol- lowed by Ken Taylor in 21st and John Moran in 26th place. 131 SUMMARY OF THE INDOOR RELAY SEASON Despite the fact that the varsity relay team did not fare as well as past years, they nevertheless turned in a creditable showing in all the meets wherein they participated. Due to a scarcity of mate- rial, Coach Tootell decided to abandon developing a two-mile relay, and con- centrated on aligning his four relayers to produce the best possible results. Dixon, Black, Gosling, Fournier, and Bagshaw were the State standard-bearers, the first three usually participating in every meet while the two sophomores shared the fourth position about evenly. In the first meet of the season, the Vet- erans of Foreign Wars held at Boston, Boston College and St. Johns provided the opposition for Rhode Island. Boston College outbattled the fighting Rhodians in this one to win. Dick Fort cleared the bar at 6 ft. to gain a tie for second place in the high jump. The “B” team, com- posed of Boh and Les Nichols, Dearden, and Bagshaw, finished poorly, and this make-shift quartet competed in only one more meet, the Prout Games, after which they discontinued running for the re- mainder of the winter games. Once again, in the Prout Games the following week the Rliodymen fared badly as both Seton Hall and Fordham finished ahead of the Ram entry. At this point the fortunes of the Toot- ellmen suffered a change for the better, and the following week the relayers fin- ished a smart second to Colgate in the Millrose Meet, outstepping the Villa- nover and Boston College entries. While the relaymen were notching their only win of the campaign up in the Boston B. A. A. games the next Saturday, the other representatives of Rhode Island were monopolizing top honors at the Harvard Invitation meet in Cambridge. The milers scored over Syracuse and Bates. W ' ilcox, Cromwell, Krueger, and Bagsha v, Black, Dixon, Gosling, Coach Tootell 1941 132 Jewett annexed four out of five possible places to lend a decided Rhode Island tinge to the Cambridge meet. The much-publicized, dropped-baton incident, occurring in the New York A. C. meet, eliminated the State-steppers from any consideration. Until the unfor- tunate mishandling of the stick, it was anybody’s race, but the mis-slip on the exchange from Dixon to Bagshaw ruined the evening for the Rhody-men. Obviously still feeling the effects of the previous week’s mishap, Rhode Is- land slipped to fifth place in the National A. A. U. meet held in Madison Square Garden on Washington’s birthday. Despite the fact that they ran llieir fastest time of the year in the I. C. 4 A Meet on March 1, the Ram relayer’s time of 3 minutes and 23 seconds was not good enough to qualify them, and the laurels for the evening went to the weightmen. Big Jack Krueger uncorked his best heave of the season, and incidentally a State record, to put the shot at 50 feet 8 1 , inches, a throw that put him second only to A1 Blozis of Georgetown. Norm Wilcox tossed the 35 lb. weight 52 ft. 11 inches to garner a third place in that event. Frankie Cromwell continued to display his competitive ability by vaulting 13 feet to earn a tie for first place while Mel Jewett completed the Ram scoring for the night when he cleared the har at 5 feet 11 1 2 inches to finish in a tie for fifth place. In the last meet of the indoor season Rhode Island bowed to Seton Hall for the second time in the Knights of Colum- bus meet held in New York. Schedule of the 1941 Indoor Relay Team Place Jan. 11— V. F. W., Boston Second 25 — Prout Games, Boston Third F eb. 1 — Millrose Games, N. Y. Second 8 — B. A. A., Boston First 15— N. Y. A. C., N. Y. Disqualified 22— Nat. A. A. U., N. Y Fifth Mar. 1 — I. C. 4A, N. Y., Failed to qualify 8— N.Y.IC.ofC.,N.Y. Second Left to right — Gamble, Fenley, Cole, Allen, Coach Erwin GRIST 133 SCHEDULE OF THE VARSITY BASKETBALL SEASON Kingston Alumni Kingston Lowell Textile Kingston Franklin Marshall Kingston St. Josephs Kingston New Hampshire Kingston Maine Providence Providence College Kingston Northeastern Kingston Connecticut New York St. Francis Philadelphia Temple Kingston Massachusetts State Kingston Wayne U. Kingston Brown U. Orono Maine Durham New Hampshire Boston Northeastern Kingston Worcester Tech Boston Tufts Kingston Springfield Storrs Connecticut Kingston Providence College Boston Springfield Providence Brown U. New York Seton Hall SUMMARY OF THE VARSITY BASKETBALL SEASON Rhode Island’s Basketball teams have always offered something colorful, some- thing exciting for as many winters as Coach Keaney has coached the sport, but certainly never did a championship club receive more student enthusiasm, sup- port, and demonstration than did this past winter’s edition of the Keaney cagers. Playing through a difficult 24 game schedule, with a post-season game in Madison Square Garden, the Rams rang up 21 wins against 4 losses. One of these reverses was by the margin of one point, another by 4 points. Connecticut U., Springfield, Temple, and Seton Hall were the Rliody conquerors. All four games were lost away from home, the Seton Hall setback coming in the Sportswriters Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Keaneymen made it a clean sweep over Providence College and Brown Uni- versity, and finished in a tie for first place with Connecticut in the New England Conference. With a stiffer schedule, the Rams encountered some formidable op- 1941 134 position, and the St. Josephs, Temple, franklin and Marshall, Wayne and St. trancis games offered some thrilling hits of basketball. Likewise the Connecticut tilt at Storrs and the Brown go at Provi- dence were exciting, emotional thrillers. Individually no one player was out- standing, but it would be well to mention tliat arner Keaney, Bud Conley, played 25 games of great basketball, and their graduation leaves a gap which will be difficult to fill. Stanley Modzelewski, Bill Rutledge, Earl Shannon, and Boh Apple- bee together with the above-named two carried the brunt of the work throughout while Wicks, Harvey, and Abbruzzi also made splendid showings in relief roles. Other members of the squad who saw- considerable action were French, Obrad- ovich, Lownds, McNally, Sperling, and Pansa. R. I. 102, ALUMNI 56 The most streamlined quintet in Rhode Island’s history opened its 1940-41 bas- ketball season with a smashing triumph over the Alumni by a score of 102-56. The present team matched every star of yes- teryear with a star of its own and won easily. Co-captain Bud Conley, commenc- his last year of basketball, was the high scorer of the evening with a grand total of 33 points. He was closely followed by Stutz Modzelewski, the nation’s leading scorer in 1939-40 who had 27 tallies. For the Alumni, Chet Jaworski, starred with his all-around playmaking and top total of 13 points, a meager amount for the f ormer ace. R. I. 83, LOWELL TEXTILE 38 The Rams chalked their second vic- tory of the campaign by trouncing the Tcxtilers by a margin of 45 points, 83-38. The visitors were no match for the fast Keaneymen who scored at will. Once The big six GRIST 135 Bill Rutledge again Coach Keaney used his reserves profusely and they showed to good advan- tage. Bill Rutledge was moved to a for- ward post in this game and performed handsomely tallying 14 points to finish second to Modzelewski who had 18, high for the game. Co-captain Warner Keaney excelled defensively clearing the boards with monotonous regularity. Bob Apple- bee, his mate, played well and also tallied 12 markers. R. I. 67, FRANKLIN MARSHALL 44 The first team to face State from out- side New England, was an easy foe and succumbed by a score of 67-44. Franklin Marshall, a highly regarded represen- tative from Pennsylvania gave Rhody a close battle for one half, but the superbly conditioned Rams, waltzed away from them in the second half and thus re- mained unbeaten. The Keaneymen had to come from behind to win this ballgame after trailing in the early part of the first half. The F M’s were the first of two teams from Pennsylvania to invade Kingston, the other being St. Joseph’s College also from Philadelphia. R. I. 74, ST. JOSEPH 66 The Rams chalked their second con- secutive victory over a Pennsylvania rival in three days when they outlasted the St. Joseph’s quintet to win by 74-66. A late surge by the visitors fell just short of catching the Rams and the latter tallied several important points in the late min- utes of the game. The Philadelphians, boasting only one senior, and the rest juniors and sophomores, were very im- pressive and gave the Statemen their first real tough contest. Their only senior, Larry Kenney, gave a very good exhibi- tion of floor work featured by his heliind- the back dribble. His markinanship was also of the best variety as was proven by 1941 136 his total of 23 points. Coach Ferguson and his squad were impressed wit h the Kingston campus and praised the care given them by the students. R. I. 83, NEW HAMPSHIRE 34 New Hampshire University came to Kingston and was smothered under an avalanche of Rhody baskets to the tune of 83-34. This was one of the worst defeats ever pinned by State on a conference op- ponent. The victory was also the first of the New England Conference. The Swaseymen were woefully weak as the score proves, and were the first victims of 1941. R. I. 92, U. OF MAINE 52 The University of Maine fared no better than their northern mates, from New Hampshire, and was trimmed by a 40 point margin, 92-52. The Oronomen displayed an inexperienced but large squad who held on doggedly for one half of the game but yielded in the second stanza. The Bears were the second con- ference foes and victims and thus gave the Rams their sixth consecutive win of the year. R. I. 70, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 42 The annual clash held at the R. I. Auditorium between Rhode Island and Providence College resulted in a victory for the Keaneymen for the third straight year. The Friars were never in the ball game and their weak attempts to stop the Rams were unsuccessful. The superior Kingstonians had too much all around excellence for the Crottymen and won with ease. Rutledge and Conley starred offensively while Keaney and Shannon sparked the defense. Substitutions were were made freely by the Rams and the latter performed well. The Smith-hillers, presenting one of their smallest squads in years, were undefeated up until this time and showed promise. R. I. 83, NORTHEASTERN U. 53 The first contest between the Rams and the Huskies resulted in a victory for the locals by a score of 83-53. The game was played at Kingston and maintained the Rams’ unbeaten streak at home for the current campaign. Modzelewski tallied 26 points and starred offensively. GRIST 137 R. I. 84, MASSACHUSETTS STATE 39 In the first game of the second semes- ter, the Rams started another winning streak at the expense of a green outfit from Amherst. The visitors offered little opposition to the smooth working Ram unit. R. I. 60, WAYNE UNIVERSITY 52 A newcomer to last season’s schedule, Wayne University of Detroit, nearly up- set the applecart, but succumbed in the final half to the better conditioned home club. R. I. 89, BROWN UNIVERSITY 43 In a game which convincingly showed the true caliber of last season’s club, the Rams rode rough shod over a Brown five, which had spoiled their season last year. The game was hardly five minutes old, before the Keaneymen began to pour in the points from any angle with unerring accuracy. Except for Menty’s frequent substitution, the final score could have easily surpassed the century mark. Keaney and Son R. 1. 90, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE 45 Tile aimual Northern trip seemed to have its usual set of victories in store for the Rhode Island five, for it doubled the home team’s teams score to win handily. The Maine folk were mighty satisfied that the Rams did not duplicate the cen- tury score made there a few years ago. R. I. 72, NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV. 31 The second game of the Northern Trip roved to be the easier of the two, as the waseymen failed to put a damper on the Conference title aspirations of the men from Rhody. R. I. 57, NORTHEASTERN 28 Coach Jimmy Dunn of the Huskies gave strict orders to freeze the ball con- ceding victory in the hope of keeping Rhode Island from rolling up a too im- pressive total. It worked during the first half, but in the second session the plan backfired, with the result that North- Stutz and the mayor 1941 138 eastern was held to the lowest score of any of the Rams’ opponents during the entire season. R. I. 96, WORCESTER TECH 67 Try as he might. Coach Keauey could not keep the score from mounting into the nineties. The RAMS were hot, and it was Worcester’s misfortune to be their opponent that night. Rud Conley, senior forward personally led the assault with a total of forty points, his high for one game during four years of playing col- legiate ball. R. I. 42, TUFTS COLLEGE 28 In a game which the Rams turned into a farce, because of the actions of the home club. Tufts gained the honor of scoring the least number of points against the Rams, which it could share with North- eastern University. The Jumbos resorted to the old freezing game, but when the Rams, try as they might to give the fans a basketball game, finally resorted to the home teams own style of play, they were greeted with a chorus of boos. Coach Keaney, who was the target of the boos, disgusted at the poor showing of sports- manship displayed, left the bench and took the squad w ' itli him. The Rams had little trouble in maintaining an early ac- quired lead. R. I. 50, SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE 59 In a game which saw the Rams lose their third game of the season, the Springfield College Maroons pinned a surprising defeat on the highly heralded Rhode Island Crew. A packed house watched the contest and saw r a team weary from the strain of continuous com- petition succumb before an inspired crew that was playing its last game of the year for a coach who was closing his coaching career. Ed Hickox, the Maroon mentor, had his boys tuned to the victory march, and they looked like sure winners throughout the contest, even after the Rams had come from behind to tie the game at 50 all with but five minutes re- maining to play. Varsity practice GRIST 139 R. I. 79, U. OF CONNECTICUT 61 Connecticut University’s undefeated Huskies came to Kingston very confident of capturing the contest but instead went back to Storrs a soundly beaten club. The Rams held Donnelly and Company well in check during the early part of the game and as the visitors tired in the later stages, they went to town. The final out- come left no doubt as to which was the better team. Warner Keaney did a good job in holding Donnelly to only 15 points. Conley, Rutledge, and Modzelewski pro- vided enough to make the victory sure. It was the fifth straight triumph over Con- necticut in three years. They had won nine straight before competing in New York. R. I. 57, ST. FRANCIS 42 Putting on a great show, before 18,000 fans, the Keaneyinen defeated St. Francis College from Brooklyn by a score of 57-42. It was their first appearance in Madison Square Garden and a very im- pressive one. It was good enough to war- rant their return later in the year in the Writers’ Tourney. Stutz set the high scor- ing mark of the season there with 22 points and the all around play of the Rams was appreciated by the New York- ers, who “took to the w ' ide open style of play of the locals like a duck takes to w ' ater.” They set a scoring record for one half by tallying 42 points and w ould have compiled a game record but for a spell of hard luck in the second stanza. A RAM SPECIAL accompanied the team to New York and brought over 1000 rooters to cheer them on to victory. Several hun- dred more made the trip by car. R. I. 38, TEMPLE 42 Making an unbelievable comeback in the second half, the Rhode Island Rams basketball team just failed to win their game with Temple University at Conven- tion Hall, Philadelphia and lost by four points 42-38 in overtime. The contest w r as one of the best there in years. The Kings- tonians were held to 8 points in the initial half and came back to shut the home team out for 14 minutes of the last period and hold them to five points. It was the greatest ever made by a Keaney coached team and thrilled the capacity crowd of 16,000 no end. This was their first setback in 11 games. R. I. 80, SPRINGFIELD 47 The Rams scored an easy win over their Eastern Massachusetts rivals whom they had not met the year before, to the tune of 80-47. It was their 13th consecutive triumph at home of the year and kept their record clean for the second straight year. The Ilickoxmen although a big lot, could not cope w ith the uncanny shooting of the locals and the latter’s condition was too good for the Indians. R. I. 62, CONNECTICUT 63 In one of the roughest and worst of- ficiated games ever played at Storrs, the Keaneyinen were nosed out by one point and thus suffered their second defeat of the season in 21 games. The game W ' as slopped several times and several riots threatened to break out. The Rams made a stirring comeback after trailing throughout most of the game and only poor officiating kept them from winning. This loss placed them in a tie for the New England Conference championship with the Huskies making it the fifth year in a row that State either was sole champion of the conference or was part title holder. Overcrowded conditions at the Hawley gym hampered the players no little. R. I. 98, PROVIDENCE 71 Compiling their second largest total of points scored all season, the Kingston- ians swamped an inferior Friar quintet at Rodman Hall by a score of 98-71. The Smilh-Hillers tried vainly to match the Rams shot for shot with some success at first but weakened in the end. Bud Con- ley and Warner Keaney making their final appearances before the home fans played splendidly, the former tallying 29 points the high for the night and the latter playing a good defensive game. This victory clinched the state series for the Rams for the second third consecu- tive year. R. I. 75, BROWN UNIVERSITY 74 A vastly different Brown team from the one which succombed to the Ram slaughter earlier in the season took the court at Marvel Gymnasium for the Rams’ last regularly scheduled game. But the Rams were out to break the jinx 1941 140 which had dogged them every year for the last three. The game was played hard and fast throughout, with the officials taking turns in being too lax and too strict. However, it wasn’t until the last minute of play that the real excitement began. With the Rams one point behind. Bud Conley made fast work of his free throw and sent the game into the over- time. Then it was for Jim Harvey, a sub- stitute, to come into the game when Con- ley fouled out and with the coolness and calm of a veteran scored a basket and free throw in rapid succession to give the Rams the victory. It was a fine climax to the best season enjoyed by any previous Keaney coached five. R. I. 54, SETON HALL 70 In the annual Sportswriters Invitation Tournament in New York, the Rams had the misfortune to meet, at that time, the hottest team in the country in the person of Seton Hall College. These boys from South Orange were red hot and they never let up. They were led by one of the best players ever to appear on the Gardeii floor in Bob Davies, who person- ally led his team’s assault. The Rhody men, weakened by illness, which kept Warner Keaney and Bill Rutledge from atta inin g top form didn’t look like their usual self. This loss eliminated the Kca- neymen from further competition this year and still left them leading the pack in New England. RESUME OF THE FRESHMAN BASKETBALL SEASON Consistent with his policy of other years. Coach Keaney took his group of comparatively raw, inexperienced first year men, schooled them in the funda- mentals of basketball the Keaney way, and moulded a squad with characteristic Keaney success. Perhaps not as formid- able as the showing of recent Ramlet court clubs, but every bit as creditable, was the record of seven wins and four losses which the frosh hoopsters regis- tered in averaging 61.3 points per game. Somewhat sluggish at the start, the team work and shooting improved notice- ably with every game, and by the end of the schedule the yearlings were a smooth, well-coordinated unit. Two of the four re- verses were by one and two point mar- gins, but in the season’s wind-up the Brown basketeers thoroughly shellacked the Ramlets, in the process amassing the highest total ever tallied against any Rhode Island court team. The State year- lings were twice upset by Providence Col- lege, and they split the series with both Brown and Connecticut. George Mearns was easily the ace per- former for the team as well as their most prolific scorer. He looms as the most seri- ous threat for a varsity berth next year. Norm Merette shone offensively, and played some nice games until he was de- clared scholastically ineligible. Jack Do- herty, Ted Cole, Nat Federico, George Gill, Dave Hedison, and Walt Sullivan composed the rest of the squad which saw considerable service over the season’s schedule. RESUME OF THE VARSITY BASKETBALL SEASON R. I. Opposition Alumni 102 56 Lowell Textile 83 38 Franklin Marshal 67 44 St. Joseph’s . 74 66 New Hampshire 83 34 Maine 92 52 Providence 70 42 Northeastern 83 55 Connecticut 79 61 St. Francis 57 42 Temple U. 38 42 Mass. State 84 39 Wayne U. 60 52 Brown U. 89 42 Maine 90 45 New Hampshire 72 31 Northeastern 57 28 Worcester Tech 96 67 Tufts 42 28 Springfield 80 47 Connecticut U. 62 63 Providence 98 71 Springfield 50 59 Brown U. .... 75 74 fSeton Hall 54 70 1837 1248 Game Average 73.48 pts. 49.92 pts. ’Home Games fPo6t-Season Tournament Game GRIST 141 RIFLE TEAM 1940 VARSITY RIFLE TEAM Team Snipers fM. I. T. ■{•Niagara U. ■{State Col. of Wash. Northeastern U. Connecticut U. 243d C. A. C. C. N. Y. fW ' entworth U. S. Coast Guard {-Brown University Connecticut U. Yale University U. S. C. G {•Norwich {■Boston University f Worcester P. I f U. of N. Hampshire R.I. Opponent 1332 1292 1352 1372 1352 1376 1797 1901 1305 1247 1335 1302 1306 1299 1317 1329 1343 1325 1323 1317 1323 1339 1319 1326 1307 1323 1307 1312 1314 1344 1328 forfeit 1328 forfeit 1358 1377 {■Vermont 1358 1380 Harvard University 1336 1352 Boston University 1348 1289 f Postal. New England College Rifle League Matches at New London. Finished sec- ond place with 1322. N. E. C. R. L. Postal season finished ninth with 1331.54 ave. Hearst Trophy- Matches finished eight with 871 points. First Corps Area Matches finished fifth with 3561 points. Lieut. J. P. Moss, Coach of Rifle. The 1941 Varsity Rifle Team : Leverett B. Clark Joseph Korpacz George M. Buivid John Byrnes Albert Martin Edward Stene Fremont Burdick Richard Cartier G. Buivid, Manager Stene, Burdick, Clark, Buivid, Byrnes, Korpacz, Lieutenant Moss 142 OUTING CLUB There was a renewed interest in this club on the campus the past year, and in- creased membership evidenced the grow- ing popularity of this organization. On other collegiate campuses, the outing club, or similar organizations, is a very active, thriving group, and there is every reason to believe that this comparatively infantile club will rank on a par with the major campus activities within a short time. Hiking, skiing, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and boating comprise the major interests of this club. OFFICERS President Edmund Maher Coach-Adviser Bill Beck Front Row: Spencer, Leshay, Broun, Thorpe, Coach Beck Second Row: Ward. Barrett, Roberts, Maher, Gronnenberg, Robley, Cross, Nelson, Irons, Bridge, Conti 143 TRACK SCHEDULE OF THE VARSITY TRACK SEASON Kingston Boston College Kingston Manhattan Providence Brown Kingston New Hampshire Storrs Connecticut Boston NEICAAA Meet New York ICAAAA Meet RESUME OF THE 1940 TRACK SEASON Track is by no means a minor sport here at Rhode Island State College. Over a period of years Coach Fred D. Tootell has elevated the name of Rhody high among the leading track and field teams of the East. In fact, many larger univer- sities found it wiser to discontinue athletic relations with State rather than risk the loss of prestige which a defeat would necessarily occasion. Extending their dual meet victory trail over a five year period, the Tootellmen triumphed over some formidable opposi- tion last spring, including Manhattan, Boston College, and Brown. Most dis- hearting, however, were the results of the New Englands. After a three year supremacy, Rhode Island bowed to Holy Cross, losing by the slimmest of all mar- gins, one quarter of a point. Outstanding performers during the spring season were Senecal, Wilcox, Oli- ver, Fort, Dixon, Black, the Perkinses, and Kelman. VARSITY TRACK TEAM Front Row: Cuddy, Clarke, Senecal. Perkins, Kelman. Srcond Row: Coach Erwin. McNally, Tinsley, Forsstrom, Jewett, Mahoney, Coach Tootell. Third Row: Oliver, Smith. Gosling. Romano. Gndeczauskas. 1941 144 RESUME OF THE FRESHMAN TRACK SEASON Without a doubt, the most exceptional, best-balanced, and individually brilliant Ramlet track team ever to appear at Rhode Island blossomed forth last spring, and they compiled one of the most envi- ous records ever recorded in the annals of Rhode Island track teams. A glance at their amazing record reveals that in every dual meet, these first year men tallied at least 100 points while new Freshman records were set by Krueger, Low, Bag- shaw, Nichols, and Taylor. Preliminary warm-up meets with the best track teams among the State high schools were quite one-sided, and Lock- wood, Westerly, Mt. Pleasant, Hope, Cranston, LaSalle, and Central were dis- posed of with relative ease. In the same fashion Connecticut and Brown offered little resistance, and both succumbed to the all-around power of the Ram year- lings. MKET RECORD R. 1 . 116 Lockwood, Westerly, Mt. Pleasant 38 R. I . 104 Hope, Cranston 50 R. I . 131 LaSalle, Central 22 R. I . 112 U. of Connecticut ’44 23 R. I . 102 Brown University " 44 32 165 LEADING SCORERS Krueger Pts. 50 Lewis 47 Low 44 Morin 41 Fournier 36 FRESHMAN TRACK TEAM Front {(lie: Wood, Shurtle(T. I loldsworth. Canipanclla, Lewis. Second Rote: Coach Erwin. McGregor. Rander, Bagshaw. Smith, Coach Tootell. Third Rote: Roche, O’Sullivan, Carmiencke, Taylor. GRIST 145 MEET RESUME OF THE VARSITY TRACK SEASON R. I. 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 50 In the opening meet of the yea r the Tootell tracksters toppled Boston Col- lege at Meade field. Superiority in the running events provided State its ample margin of victory. New field marks were created by the Perkinses in the pole vault and javelin, and by A1 Morro of the Eagles with a discus heave of 156 feet 9 inches. R. I. 77, MANHATTAN 58 On this occasion. Ram dominance in the field events spelled defeat for the classy Manhattanites. Wilcox and Black were double-winners while the New Yorkers controlled the distance races. R. I. 92, BROWN 33 Extending their streak to 16 straight wins, the Rhody trackmen won handily over their traditional rivals, capturing all but a few first places. Senecal was the only double winner of the pleasant afternoon. R. I. 104, NEW HAMPSHIRE 31 Rhody’s rout of the New Hampshire track contingent represented the season’s peak in form. All but two first places were garnered by the “blue” cinder-men. Kirk and Flaherty were the mainstays of the not-so-victorious Wildcats. The winner They’re off ! 1941 146 R. I. CONNECTICUT Always a stumbling block in the Ram path, a dogged Nutmegger crew was forced to yield to a persistent State at- tack. Rice, Koch, and Conley were out- standing for the Storrsmen. NEICAAA MEET After riding roughshod over all oppo- sition throughout the season, Rhode Is- land was forced to yield the track crown to Holy Cross although actually only one- quarter of a point separated victor from vanquished at the finish. Even more dis- appointing, however, was the fact that a win for the Rams w ould have insured per- manent possession of the huge trophy which had been retained in Kingston the past three years. The meet followed form for the most part, and was not decided until the last event, the 220 yard dash had been run off. Holy Cross placed McShane and Johnson one and two in this event to clinch the meet. Boh Dixon finished a pretty second in the 440, then picked up a fourth in the 880 while the javelin crew of Davis, Per- kins, and Whaley produced handsomely. The final total was Holy Cross 27 points, Rhode Island 26% points. ICAAAAA MEET Participating in only a few r scattered events, the Rhody representatives col- lected six points, chiefly through the ef- forts of Ed and Ken Perkins and Bui) Whaley. This aggregate gave Rhode Is- land a tie for 16th place. Pittsburgh University’s well-balanced unit won the meet with 29% points, Penn State was second with 24, and Yale third with 20 points. GRIST 147 BASEBALL SCHEDULE OF THE VARSITY BASEBALL SEASON Kingston Kingston Kingston Boston Kingston Boston Kingston Storrs Worcester Providence Orono Providence Lowell Textile University of Maine Providence College Boston University New Hampshire Northeastern (double-header) Brown University Univ. of Connecticut Worcester Tech Brown University University of Maine Providence College SUMMARY OF THE 1940 VARSITY BASEBALL SEASON Even while Coach Tootell’s forces were being toppled from atop the track heap. Coach Keaney’s baseballers were relin- quishing the Conference crown to North- eastern. Weakness at the plate, always a chronic ailment of current State nines, evidenced itself in the more important, major games and resulted in the loss of many close one-point and extra-inning games. The hurling staff of Keaney, Ab- bruzzi, and Rutledge pitched capably enough to win more games than they did, but the inability of their mates to hit in the clutches often meant the difference of victory and defeat. The Keaneymen encountered their dis- astrous losing streak in the week from May 4 to May 11, losing four out of five tilts. Northeastern swept a double header, each game a one-run win. New Hamp- VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM Front Rote: Hedison, Conley, Keaney, Zamniarchi, Abbruz .i, Cranston. Second Rote: Coach Keaney, Cornell, Coonan, Jones, Pansar, Pansa. Verrechia. Duranleau, McNalley, Larson. 148 R. I. Opponent shire copped a 5-3 win, and Connecticut after 11 innings emerged victorious 7-6. The intra-state mythical championship ended in a complete stymie inasmuch as Providence College twice tripped Rhode Island while yielding two to Brown, and Rhode Island tamed the Brown hear on two occasions. Bud Jones, playing in 8 games, led the team batting with a mark of .353 while Duke Abbruzzi had a mark of .327 for all 13 games. Bud Conley (.314) and Lyman Cranston (.313) were the only other Ram stickers to finish in the select circle: “Hikey” Hedison with a perfect average and Warner Keaney (.972) posted the best fielding averages. For the coming campaign Coach Keaney ’s veteran nine returning, and with a few valuable addi- tions from the freshmen, the prospects for a good season appear very favorable after one or two key positions have been filled. Lowell Textile 12 1 “University of Maine 14 1 “Providence College 0 8 Boston University 13 6 “New Hampshire 3 5 Northeastern 2 5 (7 innings) Northeastern 4 5 (7 innings) “Brown University 5 1 U. of Connecticut 6 7 (11 innings) Worcester Tech 11 1 Brown University 5 3 (10 innings) University of Maine 11 4 Providence College 2 3 (11 innings) Total 88 48 Won 7 Lost at Kingston FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM Front Row: Bcllino, Mclnerney, Shannon, Tullcy. Second Row: Coates, Applelice, Tanner, Flanagan, Conti. Third Rote: Anderson, Coach Beck, DeAngelo. GRIST 149 1940 VARSITY BASEBALL SEASON RHODE ISLAND 12, LOWELL TEXTILE 1 Duke Abbruzzi, State veteran mounds- man ami infielder, led Rhode Island to an overwhelming 12 to 1 victory over Lowell Textile, in the season opening at Kingston. Lyman Cranston, sensational Sopho- more gardener, as well as the Duke led the attack at the plate with three hits each. In all, the Rams garnered eighteen hits which were good for 26 bases to score an easy victory. RHODE ISLAND 14, MAINE 1 Led by the impressive pitching of Sophomore Bill Rutledge, State won its second straight game at the expense of the University of Maine. Coach Keaney used Duke Abbruzzi and his son Warner as well as “Billy” on the mound due to the damp weather. At the plate Frank Zammarclii and Bud Conley led the State onslaugli with three hits each. The State batsmen col- lected a grand total of 15 hits. Johnston, the Bear’s first baseman and Mann, their catcher, sparkled defensively and offensively. RHODE ISLAND 0, PROVIDENCE COLLEGE 8 The Providence College nine stopped the State two-gaine winning streak with an 8 to 0 whitewashing. Amby Reynolds. Providence’s star hurler. set back the State batsmen with only three scattered hits. Jim Leo led the visitors with three hits. RHODE ISLAND 13, BOSTON 6 State returned to the winning column by beating Boston University at Boston by a score of 13 to 6. Duke Abbruzzi won his second game of the season by pitching effectively in the clutches. Bud Conley again led the State batters by collecting four out of five, including a home-run and a triple. RHODE ISLAND 3, NEW HAMPSHIRE 5 State lost its second game of the season to the University of New 7 Hampshire nine by a score of 5 to 3. Bill Rutledge started on the mound for Rhode Island, and did some fine pitching. It was the first victory for New Hampshire in tw o years over the Keaneymen. RHODE ISLAND 2, NORTHEASTERN 3 RHODE ISLAND 4, NORTHEASTERN 5 Rhode Island suffered a double defeat at the hands of Northeastern. Both games were lost in the last innings. Duke Ab- bruzzi and Bill Rutledge were the pitch- ing victims, although they hurled well enough to win. The Rams attack was light. Frank Zammarclii and Lyman Cranston did well for State team at bat and in the field. RHODE ISLAND 5, BROWN 1 Keaney pitched the Rams to a 5 to 1 victory over their intra-state rivals. Brown. The victory was the fourth of the season for tin Ram nine. Rhode Island’s big inning came in the third when they gathered three runs to go into the lead which they never relin- quished. RHODE ISLAND 6, CONNECTICUT 7 Rhode Island lost a hard fought game in an extra inning clash at Storrs. A home run by the Connecticut pitcher w as the deciding factor. State batsmen outhit the home team with eleven safe hits. Zammarclii, Con- ley, Cranston, and Abbruzzi led the Ram attack at the plate. RHODE ISLAND 11. WORCESTER 1 Featured by the pitching of Warner Keaney, who held Worcester Tech liitless for seven innings. The State nine swamped the Engineers eleven to one. The Rams c ollected 19 hits of every variety. 1941 150 ACE UTILITY MAN His name and fame were never heralded to any appreciable extent, yet the role which Frank Zammarchi has played for Rhode Island State College baseball nines these past four years has been a truly valuable one. It is only fit- ting that his efforts receive some special consideration and commendation here. Coach Keaney, more than anybody else, is probably aware of the valuable versa- tility of “Zam”, his ace utility man, whom he has always called upon to fill any weak spot in the line-up. And true to form, the likeable Zammarchi has never failed to produce in his make-shift position. An all-Massachusetts selection for third base for two consecutive years, Zam- marchi covered the hot corner during the freshman campaign. Since that time, however, he has seen service at s econd base, behind the bat, and in the outfield. At present “Zam” holds down the key- stone sack, hut there is no telling what position he will finally take over should a change in the line-up be necessary. Zammarchi is a deadly sticker, especi- ally in the pinches, a smooth fielder, and a smart, heady, polished performer. His type of hall-player is too much taken for granted, seldom, if ever, fully appreci- ated by the average baseball fan. Waiting to hit Running the bases 151 TENNIS Along with many other things. Spring brings with it the sport of the swingsters, not the dancers in this case, hut the var- sity tennis competition. The bank and the lawn behind the sororities, facing the courts, have served as a very handy gal- lery for some time now, for the crowds who turn out regularly on warm, sunny afternoons to cheer the Rhode Island netmen on to victory. For tennis, recog- nized only for the past two years as a varsity sport, is rapidly becoming popu- lar here at Rhode Island. True enough, the Ram tennister’s record of 2 wins and 5 losses does not ap- pear very impressive on paper, and it must be admitted that they experienced a poor season. Nevertheless, when it is con- sidered that each game of their northern trip. Bates and New Hampshire, was de- cided by a single point, and the Maine match by two points a better idea of their relative strength can be obtained. Cap- tain Gus Ide, the sole letterman of Coach Knickerbocker’s team, was consistently the best performer over the season’s schedule. Generally speaking, the rest of the team, owing to a lack of varsity ex- perience and competitive play, could not measure up to the standards of the oppo- sition which they encountered. Those men earning their letter were Harold Warren, Vito D’Ambra, A1 Villatico, and Fred Tew. Other Rhody netmen were Hey, Ferguson, Godowski, Robinson, and Kelley. Villatico, Tew, Hey, and Ferguson will be returning this spring, while French, Baylia, and Allen should prove valuable additions from last year’s freshman team. R. 1. 8 Boston University 1 R. I. 3 University of Maine 5 R. I. 0 M.I.T 9 R. 1. 4 Bates 5 R. I. 4 University of N. H. 5 R. I. 8 American Inter. 1 R. I. 0 Brown 9 27 35 at Kingston VARSITY TENNIS TEAM Front Rote: Sayles, Captain Villatico, Tew. Second Rote: Bayha, French, Allen, Hey, Pierik. 1941 152 GOLF Rhode Island’s youngest intercollegiate sport, golf, enjoyed a very successful debut last spring with a record of 6 wins and 3 defeats. Playing much stiffer oppo- sition as a result of its new lettersport status, the Ram golfers, overcoming a shaky start, proceeded to bowl over all comers with monotonous regularity. Caught in the throes of an early season slump. Coach Cieurzo’s divot-diggers yielded three decisions to Harvard, Brown, and M. I. T. after which they settled dowm to go undefeated for the re- mainder of the schedule. Martin whose game hovered in the middle seventies in every match, played the best golf all spring, and was a contender for the New England championship. Bob and Lloyd Conrad. Larry Harrigan, Gene Greene, and Art Dexter rounded out the club. 1940 VARSITY GOLF SCHEDULE R. I. 3 Harvard 6 R. I. Sy 2 Maine l 2 R. R. 3 y 2 Brown 5 4 R. I. 4 ’ M. I. T. 5 “ R. I. 3i 2 Conn. 2l 2 R. I. 3 Trinity 3 R. I. 5 Boston U. 4 R. I. 6 Tufts 3 Intercollegiates, Watertown R. I. 4 Conn. 2 R. I. 5 y 2 Wor. Tech. Y 2 46 32 at Kingston Larry Harrigan Bill Martin GRIST 153 INTRAMURAL SPORTS For those whose abilities are not of varsity calibre, intramural sports afford an opportunity for fraternity men and affiliates of various campus organizations to participate in all sports. The many contests are always hard-fought, but clean, and the different leagues provide much fun and rivalry for all who compete. Seeking to increase the efficiency of the many leagues and to further coordinate their functions. Coach Paul Cieurzo working with representatives of the Poly- gon has introduced a new intramural system, an aggregate point system, which will include ping pong and volleyball as competitive sports. The outstanding in- tramural fraternity will be that one which amasses the highest total of points from September through May. As in past years, however, trophies will be donated for individual sports. Theta Chi and Beta Phi exercised a virtual monopoly over the fraternity leagues last spring. Theta Chi captured both the track and the baseball titles while Beta Phi was runner-up in both these departments. Krueger, varsity weight-man, accounted for many of Theta Chi’s points while Lewis was Beta Phi’s high man. In the newly formed touch football league Beta Phi became the first campus champ by virtue of their final victory over Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the playoffs. 154 The scores of these four games necessary to crown the champion w r ere 38-30 (S. A. E.), 6-6, 19-0 (Beta Phi) , and 32-18 (Beta Phi). Theta Chi with Bud Conley and A1 Pansar, and Rho Iota Kappa with Lownds and Smith starring were strong clubs. Maintaining their supremacy in the fall sports. Beta Phi retained the cross- country title for the second consecutive year w hen they bunched five men among the first eleven finishers. For the winners Lewis led the pack finishing 5th, Zweir followed in 6th place, Hildebrand 8th, Bridges 9th, and Callahan 11th. Glen Wood, off-campus representative, won the mile and a quarter race by a comfort- able margin over Smith of P. I. K., which fraternity captured second place. Beta Psi Alpha brought an end to Beta Phi domination in the basketball ranks by annexing the court championship in a three game series. Beta Psi eked out a 37-36 w in in the opening game, dropped the second 54-29, but roa red hack with a pretty exhibition of teamwork and bril- liant shooting to take the rubber game 49-25. Federicci, Codola, and DeCesare, were the offensive stand-outs, Romano and Renola the defensive stars and play- makers. The defeat was especially bitter for Beta Phi since a win would have re- tired the permanent trophy for them. Rockwell and Zweir were Beta Psi main- stays throughout the tense series. Fraternity Baseball 155 The sport of ping-pong, enjoying intra- mural competition and supervision for the first time, was successfully inaug- urated, and eliminations were run off without any difficulty. A1 Strehlke of Sigma Alpha Epsilon displayed cham- pionship form in finally outclassing Charley Goldstein of Alpha Epsilon Pi to win the singles crown. In the doubles matches Alpha Epsilon Pi emerged the winner as the combination of Sperling and Goldstein remained undefeated in the elimination series. Shortly before Easter vacation the vol- leyball championship was decided when Rho Iota Kappa conquered Beta Phi in the finals with relative ease. The entire team of Smith, Haiuiah, Lownds, Doher- ty, McCabe, and Prybyla played excep- tionally well, and their superiority was easily apparent. Rockwell, Lewis, and Clegg were the losers’ best bets. This spring Theta Chi will be defend- ing two titles, track and baseball, and al- though they seem certain to retain the track title, some sturdy competition will be provided for them by Beta Phi, last year’s finalists, Rho Iota Kappa, and Beta Psi Alpha. The leagues this year are divided into the American and National leagues, and the final champion will be decided when the top team from each league clashes in the mythical campus series, the best two Beta Phi — Football Cliampj 1941 156 out of three games. A smaller, near-sized baseball lias been introduced, and both the distance to the bases and the distance from home-plate to the pitcher’s mound have been lengthened to regulation dis- tance in order to approach real baseball playing conditions as much as possible. Rho Iota Kappa boasts of two new ad- ditions from varsity and freshman ranks in Lownds and Ward to supplement their veteran team of Maher, Mantenuto, La- vallee, Obradovich, Smith, Moreau, and Dubee. Theta Chi will depend upon Tracy, Giordano, Siravo, Carpenter, McFawn, and Morel, holdovers from last year’s nine, to retain their title, but they have numerous key positions to fill, the most noticeable weak link being the pitching slot. Except for one position. Beta Phi will field the same club which finished in the runner-up berth last spring, and they must be considered a serious challenge to the other leading fraternities. Among those returning to the baseball wars for Beta Phi will be Zweir, Clegg, Rockwell, Callahan, Peck, Gil and Bob Gelineau. Beta Psi Alpha with DeCesare, Picozzi, and Federicci will be stronger. Sigma Alpha Epsilon with Modzelewski and Johnson will be greatly improved, and these two fraternities may develop into the dark horses of the race. Beta Phi — Cross Country Champs GRIST 157 COACH JO LEES 158 JOSEPHINE TOWNSEND LEES HERE has been on the campus a faculty member to whom the students felt free to come with their individual problems. This per- son is Josephine Townsend Lees more com- monly known as just plain “Joey.” The majority of students, both male and female, have found Joey a sympathetic listener, an untiring worker, and an all around good sport. Much of Joey ' s work is done a la Robin Hood style. While you are discussing your difficulty with Joey, her large brown eyes will snap and then you know that she has some plan in mind. You perhaps will never know when or how your problem was solved, but presto chango, you suddenly find that one day all of your troubles have been ironed out. If you stopped to figure how this all happened (and very few of us ever bother I you will find that far out of the limelight Joey has been at work again. Joey was born in the northeastern section of of Pennsylvania in the large city of Bethlehem. In high school she was very active, having been captain of both the swimming and tennis teams, athletic editor of the school magazine, secretary of her class, and one of the speakers at the commencement exercises. While in high school, Joey worked diligently trying to get her school to participate in inter-school varsity sports. To this day Liberty High School is carrying on the fight. Joey entered Pennsylvania State College in September, 1926, matriculating in the School of Liberal Arts. Here she began her career as one of the outstanding members of the Nu Gamma chapter of the Chi Omega Sorority. For four years she was a member of the Women’s Athletic Association of which she was president her senior year, vice-president of the Glee Club, a member of the College Choir, secretary of Phi Sigma Iota, national honorary romance language fraternity, and a member of the Mortar Board. At Penn State a silver athletic cup is given to the woman athlete who has obtained a score of 175 points. Usually this presentation is made to a senior; Joey, however, earned a varsity “S” sweater and she had accumulated enough points to obtain the silver cup her Junior year. This was the first and only lime that a junior girl was able to accomplish such a feat. Joey participated in varsity hockey, track, rifle, basketball, and base- ball. She used her fine athletic abilities through- out the summer vacations by acting as head athletic counselor at Camp Rohman, Douring- ton, Pennsylvania. In 1929 another honor was bestowed on Miss Lees when she was chosen to represent the college at a sectional athletic con- vention at North Carolina College; later she was also sent to the national convention at the Uni- versity of Michigan. June 1930, marked the end of Joey’s brilliant college career as she grad- uated from Penn State, third honor girl in her The year 1931 was a very fortunate one for Rhode Island State for Joey came to this college to act as secretary to President Raymond G. Bressler, and to instruct in English. As a side line Joey coached varsity sports and held eve- ning classes in clog dancing. In 1934 she had charge of the entire varsity program and the Women’s Physical Education Department. As- suming her athletic duties at Rhode Island she immediately began to broaden the athletic picture. Schedules were lengthened, the con- stitution of the Women’s Athletic Association was revamped and modernized, managers were named through a definite promotion system, and systematic records were maintained for both intramural and intercollegiate sports. Under Miss Lees much progress was made in varsity sports until today women’s athletics at Rhode Island are on a par with the men’s teams. Joey’s fine coaching has allowed her teams to compete with such teams as Posse, Savage, Drexel, Boston All-Stars, Ursinus, Panser, Beaver, and Temple. The Ramlettes take long ' rips, have an annual banquet, award R. I. sweaters to the varsity athletes and certificates to the squad members. An extensive intramural program was also planned and carried out each year. One of Joey’s other novel ideas was the inauguration of faculty and student nights. The admiration and respect the girls have for their coach is proven by the unselfish training rules that her athletes maintain. The co-eds train daily and even conduct pre-season practices, remain on campus during recesses, and pass up dances just so that they may present their best on the field of combat. In 1940 Joey began to work for a Master’s degree at Columbia University in New Y ' ork. After attending school for only approximately five months she was elected to membership in Pi Lambda Theta, an honorary fraternity for women in education. “This fraternity strives to foster professional spirit and to encourage high standards in professional training and research. Miss Lees is qualified for membership because she has given an indication of unusual prof es- sional interest, social competence, and promise in the field of education.” This fall Joey undertook another task — for years she has tried to find a hockey hook that contained new 1 techniques and ideas. Upon not being able to find such a publication she pro- ceeded to write an up-to-date book entitled “Field Hockey for Girls.” This book will lie released by the Barnes Publishing Company in the fall of 1941. The book was accepted by the publishers over various other hockey manuals because of its fine presentation, explanations, and descriptions of hockey. This is a tribute to Joey’s system of hockey for her work will be distributed and copied throughout the United States. Joey’s fine, all-around record reassures us that the absence of this dynamic person will be greatly felt by the administration and the stu- dents. After nine years of sincere hard work in the Physical Education Department, Joey leaves this campus to work for a Doctor’s degree at Columbia University. We, the class of 1941, realize how fortunate we have been to have Joey remain with us during our four years at Rhode Island Slate — an experience and pleasure for which no amount of money can be laid down as an initial payment. Good luck and the best of everything to you, Joey! GRIST 159 WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY Co-Captains Anna Moskalyk and Margaret T iiackeray Manager Lee Clarke Coach Josephine T. Lees The gate receipts from the infamous Tarzan-Amazon game played in 1937 helped to send three members of the hockey squad to hockey camp at Mt. Pocono, Pa. Co-captains Margaret Thack- eray and Anna Moskalyk, and Miriam Shanley were instructed by Constance K. Appleby. A squad of 24 members returned Freshman Week to start hockey practice. The first game was played September 28th with the Alums. The Kingston las- sies easily won this opener by a score of 5-0. The Rhode Island hockey team ended the 1940 season with only two defeats. The Boston Field Hockey Club composed of players who have been on the All American team edged out the Ramleltes by a 4-3 victory. This was the first time the All-Stars performed in Kingston, and it is hoped that this game will remain on the Rhode Island schedule. Rhode Island also bowed to the powerful Ursinus Team; the Ramlettes could not hold the famous stick handlers from Philadel- phia, who scored a total of 6 goals — more than all of the other Rhode Island oppon- ents could total combined. Front Row: Virginia Williams, Barbara Webster, Co-Captains Anna Moskalyk and Margaret Thackeray, Ann Chaharyn Second Row: Jane Sanborn. Hazel Joyce, Mary Clarkin. Manager Lee Clarke, Alice Jewell, Jane Barlow. Marjory Whitaker. Nancv Carpenter, Miriam Shanlcv, Marv D’Arcy 1941 160 The fine scoring of the sophomore left inner, Nancy Carpenter, helped Rhode Island to roll up a total of 29 goals. Nancy was high scorer with 10 goals; Marjory Whitaker ranked second with 7 goals. The fine defensive work of Co-Captains Moskalyk and Thackeray, Jane Sanborn, Ann Chaharyn, and Miriam Shanley, helped to keep the number of goals scored by opponents down to 11. The varsity team was most successful while on tour in New York. There games with Hofstra and N. Y. U. were won. The hockey game at Hofstra was played after four days of rain — mud packs were the vogue. While playing the N. Y. U. game the R. I. team had a bit of difficulty in scoring because of the snow. In this con- test, Marjory Whitaker’s stick broke and upon receiving another she immediately scored the only goal of the game. This year Coach Lees loses eight varsity players; these are Captains Thackeray and Moskalyk, Barbara Webster, Betty Williams, Hazel Joyce, Jane Sanborn, Ann Chaharyn, and Alice Jewell. Ann Chaharyn GRIST 161 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Mary Clarkin Co-Captains Hazel Joyce and Jane Sanborn Manager Phyllis Arnold Coach Josephine T. Lees Kingston, “the center of the basketball kingdom,” was also the center of some fancy shooting by the women athletes. After eliminating many girls, Joey still had 36 athletes who were worthy of re- maining on the basketball squad. With such a large number the coach was able to schedule both varsity and junior varsity games. This year the Ramlettes played 11 teams, the majority of which came from outside of New England. The opening game was played with the alums; al- though many former stars returned to the scene the Rhode Island hoopsteretles were able to overcome this strong team. Front Row: Selby, Williams, Sanborn, Moskalyk, Bristow Second Row: D’Arcy, Carpenter, Barlow, Benheimer, Clarkin 162 For the third consecutive year Betty Benheimer was the highest scorer with a total of 79 points. Nancy Carpenter came in second with 58 points. The basketball team will greatly miss the nucleus of the team with the graduation of the two fine guards Hazel Joyce and Jane Sanborn. Co-captain Mary Clarkin will be the only guard remaining from this great trio. The following girls made varsity bas- ketball this year: Co-captains Hazel Joyce and Jane Sanborn, Mary Clarkin, Betty Benheimer, Jane Barlow, Betty Williams, Anna Moskalyk, Nancy Car- penter, Muriel Selbey, aud Mary D’Arcy. With the majority of the regulars re- turning plus the additional stars dis- covered on the junior varsity, the Rhode Island basketball team should soar to new heights in 1942. Sports-Leaders BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1941 R.I. Hofstra College 16 26 Posse School 26 34 Temple University 24 22 Drexel Institute 21 18 Ursinus College 25 14 238 263 163 WOMEN’S RIFLE TEAM Captain Marcuerite Kent Manager Ruth Crandall Secretary-Treasurer Louise Platt Approximately 35 co-eds answered Sergeant Friel’s call for a women’s var- sity rifle team. By the process of elimina- tion the following girls were chosen to represent Rhode Island State: Virginia Bryce, Patricia Damon, Muriel Deizel, Ruth Goeckel, Helen Halipos, Marguer- ite Kent, Myra Palmer, Louise Platt, Miriam Shanley, and Jeanne Smith. The skill of the Rhode Island sharp-shooters is proven by the fact that in a match the girls’ team was able to out-shoot the men’s team. Last year for the first time the Wom- an’s Rifle Club awarded letters to two of its senior members. Marguerite Kent and Patricia Damon. The club has par- ticipated in both postal and shoulder to shoulder matches. In the postal matches Rhode Island has “covered the country” shooting with teams from the University of Maine to the University of California. In March, the team travelled to Philadel- phia to shoot with the strong Drexel Club. Making the trip were Captain Mar- guerite Kent, Louise Platt, Patricia Damon, Myra Palmer, Jeanne Smith, ami Ruth Goeckel. First Rote: Platt, Damon. Kent, Crandall. Shanley Second Row: Halipos, Smith. Palmer, Sgl. Friel. Goeckel. Brice, Diezel SCHEDULE Postal R. I. University of Maine 481 490 Uni. of Maryland 489 490 Uni. of Washington 500 482 Uni. of California 488 496 Cornell University 495 491 Ohio University 495 Ripon College 495 Geo. Wash. Uni. 494 492 Penn State 497 495 Stanford University Default 495 Shoulder to Shoulder Drexel Institute 490 483 1941 164 WOMEN ' S TENNIS Coach Lillie J. Atkinson Manager Barbara O’Neill The Rhode Island team scheduled three games for the 1940 season. The first game was played with Hofstra, a strong New York team — the Rhode Island out- fit lost this match 4-1. St. Joseph’s, Rhode Island, and Connecticut participated in a round robin at Storrs, Connecticut. In this match the Rhode Island team came in second with 5 points. A third match was cancelled because of inclement weather. This year tennis again made another step forward. A trip to New York has been planned and as the Grist goes to press several colleges are trying to sched- ule tennis matches with Rhode Island. The Women’s Athletic Association voted to award a sweater to Betty Rich- mond, the star tennis player for three years. Betty is the first and only tennis player to whom such a presentation has been made. The following girls are on the varsity tennis team: Margaret Brown, Rosalie Burt, Martha Corrigan, Anna Deuico, Alice Jewell, Jane Sanborn, and Betty Richmond. Front Row: Jewell, Corrigan. Brown. Richmond Second Row: Coach Atkinson. Burt, Sanliorn, O’lVeil SCHEDULE Hofstra Round-Robin at Conn. U. GRIST 165 Fraternities 168 Sororities 194 Associations 204 166 1 SIP ■ I g® L i 1 ■ LU 167 POLYGON trout Row: Capotosto, Mantenuto, Mast ergon, Callahan, Nelson, DcCesare, Horowitz Second Row: Parent, Halsband, Maher Tctreault, Starr, Malo Third Row: Bailey, Johnstone. Jewett. Duhois, Black FACULTY ADVISORS Professor Joseph Jnce Dr. Kenneth Wright Dean John Barlow President V iee-Presiden t Secretary Treasurer OFFICERS William F. Callahan Elmer Cornell Carroll D. Billmyer Anaclethe DeCesare 1941 168 MEMBERSHIP RHO IOTA KAPPA Angelo J. Mantenuto ' Edmund Mayer THETA CHI Charle s H. Bergesson James A. Tracy BETA PHI William F. Callahan Earle M. Jewett DELTA ALPHA PSI Henry E. Capatosto Russell C. C. Dubois, Jr. LAMBDA CHI ALPHA Robert P. S. Black Roland R. Parent SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Elmer Cornell Thomas J. Masterson PHI MU DELTA Sherman B. Bailey Donald B. Johnstone TAU KAPPA EPSILON Carroll D. Billm yer, J r. Arthur A. Nelson ALPHA EPSILON PHI Irving Horowitz Sumner B. Halsband ALPHA TAU GAMMA Urbain H. Malo Charles V. Scott PHI SIGMA Leo F. Tetreault, J r. Albert F. Starr BETA PSI ALPHA Anaclethe DeCesare Francesco L. Nascenzi j INCE its formation in 1911 the Polygon, which is the in- terfraternity governing board, has done a great deal to establish and retain a spirit of cooperative effort between the numerous fra- ternities on campus. The most important function of the organ- ization is to oversee the rushing campaigns; rules are formulated and enforced by this body in re- lation to rushing. Besides de- termining and regulating rush- ing rules the Polygon settles dis- putes between the fraternities and acts as an intermediary between the college and the fraternities. The membership of the Poly- gon consists of two representa- tives from each fraternity and three faculty advisers. In order that the organization remain im- partial, officers are elected by a rotation system and an entirely new set presides each year. The Polygon also takes charge of interfraternity events such as the annual interfraternity sing which is held each spring and supervises the intra-mural sports programs. GRIST 169 Front Rote: Huonanno. Lownds, Maher. Mantenuto. Moreau, LeCeuex, Jones, Obradovieh, Zanunarchi Second Row: Chccrallah, Pryliyla, Heath, Marcello, Wilcox, Kozak. Rooney, Prunier Third Rote: Corr, Dubee, Skcffington, Redlitz, Hanlon. McCabe, Doherty Fourth Row: llagshaw, Deardon, Warde, Smith. Duff. Hanna, LaVallee, Paneiera RHO IOTA KAPPA OFFICERS President Edjar J. Moreau Vice-President Angelo J. Mantenuto Secretary Conrad E. LaGueux Treasurer Robert S. Davis Vital Statistics Local Fraternity Established 1908 Total Membership — 297 On October 15, 1908 Rho Iota Kappa, the first fraternity on campus was organ- ized. Its first home was at the Peckham Homestead, the present N. Y. A. Head- quarters. From here P. I. K. moved to quarters in East Hall. The next home was the Boardman House. The present chap- ter house was opened in 1927 and the social-room enlarged in 1937. During the World War, P. I. K. con- tributed some sixty men, seven of whom failed to return. A plaque at the house is dedicated to their memory. Among the more prominent Rho Iota Kappas are: Dean Emeritus George E. Adams, former Dean Paul F. Burgess, Colonel Thomas W. Freeman, William Whelan, Lucius Whipple, President of R. 1. C. E., Leslie Keegan, William Clarke and Harold Q. Moore. Founded with the underlying princi- ples of good fellowship and brotherhood, P. 1. K. has continually grown stronger. The fraternity has seen one generation pass and is now looking forward to the second. 1941 170 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Professor Howland Burdick Mr. Edmund V. Godowski Professor Leslie A. Keegan Professor Earle F. Ford Professor Paul F. Cieukzo Mr. Frederick P. Salzer Mr. William J. Whelan Professor Crawford P. Hart FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1941 Albert A. Buonanno Edgar S. Goff Joseph L. Jones Angelo J. Mantenuto Edgar J. Moreau Frank A. Zammarchi CLASS OF 1942 Miner P. Checrallah Robert S. Davis James L. Duff John J. Kozak David E. Lownds Edmund D. Maher William R. McNally Francis S. Obradovich, Jr. Walter T. Prybyla Norman 0. Wilcox CLASS OF 1943 T. Lincoln Bagshaw J. Thomas Dearden Warren T. Dubee Robert J. Hanlon Conrad E. LaGueux John T. McCabe Francis X. Skeffincton William P. Smith, Jr. Edward C. Ward Jack W. Watson CLASS OF 1944 J. William Corr, Jr. Jack J. Doherty David L. Hanna Atwood R. Heath, Jr. Matthew T. Marcello, Jr. Lawrence R. Panciera Louis J. Prunier Alfred C. Redlitz Walter E. Rooney 171 Front Rote: Orlando, ' bum -, Tingley, Scott, Mokray, Mrs. Taft, Tracy, Conley, Bergesson, Irons, Anderson Second Row: D’Aquanno, Monte, Sweet, Thayer, Coff, Morel, Morin, Siravo, Simpson, ILincs, Trovato, C. Martin Third Row: Roche, McNally, Pansar, Cromwell, Wilson, Ragncll, Damon, Burkhardt. McKcon, Gibson Fourth Row: Carpenter. MaeFawn, W. Martin, T. Roche, Forsstrom, Trumbell, Byrnes, J. Roche THETA CHI OFFICERS President James A. Tracy Vice-President Robert R. Scott, Jr. Secretary Charles H. Tincley Treasurer Frederick S. Conley Vital Statistics Chartered as Eta Chapter 1911 Total Chapter Membership — 379 Theta Chi, first known as Sigma Delta was the second local fraternity on this campus. Knowledge of the society’s exist- ence first became known to the campus on December 22, 1909 when a formal “coming out” party was held in Lippitt Hall. Sigma Delta’s petition for a charter was granted by Theta Chi fraternity on March 18, 1911. It is interesting to note that Eta chapter was the first national on this campus. Theta Chi has maintained several places of residence. At first the meetings were held in the attic of “Star Gables,” a house on North Road; then at Tavern Hall; in the fall of 1910, the Church House; and in 1921 moved to its present location. Eta chapter of Theta Chi the first fraternity house to maintain a boarding department and also the first to have a house mother. In 1936, the fraternity celebrated its 25th anniver- sary of national affiliation with the publi- cation of a hook that reviewed its history. Theta Chi was destroyed by fire in 1937 but by 1938 the Theta Chi’s once again took possession of one of the finest build- ings associated with the college. 1941 172 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. Harold W. Browning Professor John E. Ladd Professor Herrert M. Hofford Professor Robert Rockafelloyv FRATRES IN COLLEGIO Robert Anderson Lester H. Bills Frederick. S. Conley Robert M. Hall Charles H. Bercessen Donald B. Burkart Albert A. Carpenter William W. Forsstrom Raymond R. Giordano John Byrnes Frank R. Cromwell. Jr. Eugene D’Aquanno John J. Hayes Thomas B. Bowen Albert Damon Donald Dwyer CLASS OF 1941 Robert E. Irons William J. McNally, Jr. Philip H. Monte Nicholas Orlando CLASS OF 1942 Paul F. Hines Frederick H. McFawn William Martin John T. McKeon Lester P. Nichols CLASS OF 1943 George W. Martin Oscar J. Morel, Jr. Roland R. Morin Harold Ragnell CLASS OF 1944 William Gibson Robert Jenison John McGunagle Allan J. Pansar Robert F. Scott, Jr. James A. Tracy Robert V. Simpson Walter Siravo Richard W. Sweet Charles H. Tincley Placido J. Trovato William F. Rorerts David M. Rocke Thomas F. Tully Samuel P. Wilson James F. Roche Thomas P. Roche Edward E. Thayer Robert Trumbull THETA CHI GRIST 173 Front Row: Gigger, Morrisctte, Wisbey, Johnson, Callahan, Peek, Calderone, Murphv, Glegg Second Row: Kenny, R. Gelineau, Dyer, Zwcir, Lewis, Rutlc?dge, G. Gelineau, Conyers, Sperry, Smith Third Roto: Barlow, Michels, Gill, Hawes, Mackenzie, Manson, Magee, Smith, Bridge Fourth Row: Maguire, Fuller. Rockwell, Earle, Jewett, Boelens, Aldrich, Fort BETA PHI OFFICERS President William F. Callahan Vice-President Richard C. Peck Secretary Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. Treasurer Vincent E. Calderone Vital Statistics Local Fraternity Founded 1910 Total Charter Membership — 350 1941 In 1910, Beta Phi was organized as the third fraternity at Rhode Island State College with the Watson House as its first home. From the beginning. Professor John Barlow has been associated with the fraternity and much can be credited to his interest and efforts. Beta Phi built its second home in 1913, and burned the mortgage in 1926. This building was the first to be built as a fraternity house at Rhode Island State. In 1931, this bouse being too small, plans were made and by 1932 the present house was finished and occupied. The ef- fort, work, and sacrifices of the brothers who made possible this expansion is exemplified in the spirit that is character- istic of the fraternity; the ideals of unity and progress upon which the fraternity was founded can be traced not only in the history of the fraternity, but can be seen in the contributions made to the college. 174 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Acting President John P. Barlow Dr. Everett P. Christopher FRATRES IN COLLEGIO John P. Barlow, Jr. William F. Callahan- Frank J. Clegg. Jr. Vincent E. Calderone Raymond Dyer Richard K. Forte Gilbert A. Gelineau James Boelens William E. Kenny. Jr. Robert Aldrich Norman Bridge Roy Conyers James Doherty Charles C. Earle CLASS OF 1941 Robert H. Gelineau Richard P. Gicger Oscar S. Johnson CLASS OF 1942 Earle M. Jewett Francis J. Maguire Joseph McGarry John Moran CLASS OF 1943 Ralph C. Lewis, Jr. Robert Michels CLASS OF 1944 Henry G. Earle Georce Gill Russell L. Hawes Georce Hildebrand Kenneth G. MacKenzie J. Vincent Morrissette James D. Murphy Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. Stephen J. Zweir Richard C. Peck Walter G. Rockwell William E. Rutledge William L. Smith Donald M. Steel Robert J. Magee Philip Manson Fred Sedach Alan D. Smith John Sperry 175 Front Row: E. Sweeney, Palumbo, Harrigan, Reardon, Prof. Beck, Machon, Capotosto, Lysak, Cevoli, Petersen Second Row: Krcischer, Cavanaugh, Kivlin, Precourt, Gaunt, Buivid, Eaton, Cordin, Mahoney, Duffy Third Row: Bayha, Mooshoian, Flaherty, Hannever, McCabe, Kirk, Kalafarski, C. Sweeney, C. Evans Fourth Row: Kenyon, Dubois, Shannon, Gammons DELTA ALPHA PSI OFFICERS President Herbert J. Machon, Jr. Vice-President J. Ci.arke Reardon Secretary Henry E. Capotosto Treasurer Lawrence P. Harrigan Vital Statistics Local fraternity founded 1911 Total Chapter Membership — 450 Jackson, Gudecz.auskas, Boyle, A. Evans, Delta Alpha Psi, the fourth oldest fra- ternity at Rhode Island State College, was organized on December 10, 1910, by a group of five men living at East Hall. Charter members were C. R. Gilchrist, B. R. Robinson, W. C. Matthews, C. B. Edmonds, and P. E. Freeman. In 1913 the fraternity was large enough so that a residence could be rented. By 1917 the ground was being broken for a new home. Finished in 1918, it was oc- cupied as an officers’ headquarters during the First W orld W ar. In 1935 the chapter was completely rebuilt and a large wing was added to it. Della Alpha Psi has always had a large number of men out for athletics, and as for scholastic honors she holds her own with other fraternities. Among her outstanding members are Professor Marshall Tyler, William Beck, Samuel McKee, Professor George Parks, R. A. DuBucci, and Irving “Shorty” Folswartsliny. 1941 176 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Professor Marshall H. Tyler Professor Raymond Halliday Dr. Georce W. Parks Professor Wesley B. Hall Professor William M. H. Beck, Jr. FR ATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1941 George M. David Henry E. Capotosto Richard Cevoli Lawrence P. Harrican James V. Boyle Murray G. Cordin Russell C. Dubois, Jr. Phillip A. Duffy Raymond E. Bayha James E. Eaton, Jr. Clayton E. Evans John A. Flaherty Bradley H. Hankins James F. Cavanauch Richard Cesaro Stanley Gaunt Walter W. Lysak Herbert J. Machon, Jr. Augustine R. Palumbo Clinton A. Peterson CLASS OF 1942 Albert J. Evans Robert F. Gammons Harry Gaunt Albert J. Gudeczauskas CLASS OF 1943 Grover E. Han never Eugene C. Kalafarski Earl R. Kenyon, Jr. Richard H. Kilbane Robert J. Kirk CLASS OF 1944 Henry A. Jackson, Jr. Joseph F. Kivlin, Jr. Carl Ocasso J. Clarke Reardon Edward J. Sweeney William B. Shortley Ralph L. Hankins John R. Mahoney, Jr. John J. Mooshoian Edward W. Kreischer Robert V. McCabe Herbert A. Precourt Earl F. Shannon John I. Shortley George F. Sweeney Joseph V. Petrucci George A. Sarkis 177 Front Rote: Parent, Cochrane, Salisbury, Mr. MaliJT, Ladoureur, Coonan, Black. Creech, Henrickson Second Roiv: Reynolds, Matthews, McCabe, Allen, McKinnon, Nichols, Stetson, McAuslan Third Row: Fitzpatrick, Cushing, Gamble, French, McNiff, Vieira, Blanchet, McMurray LAMBDA CHI ALPHA OFFICERS President V ice-President Secretary Treasurer Elmer P. Ladouceur John J. Coonan Sheldon Salisbury Robert P. S. Black Vital Statistics Chartered as Eta Zeta — 1912 Total Chapter Membership — 297 There are 108 undergraduate chapters of Lambda Chi Alpha. The original Chapter was formed at Boston University on November 2, 1909. Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity now embraces a representa- tion of undergraduate chapters all over the United States and in Canada; and alumni representation in all parts of the globe. There are over 108 alumni associa- tions and the total membership is nearly 30,000 men, 1,600 of which are under- graduates. In the fall of 1914, on October 9, Eta Zeta was installed at Rhode Island State College as a charter member of that grow- ing young National fraternity. Lambda Chi Alpha. Since then it has been the pleasant task of the various historians to record a series of events marking a period of almost thirty years of uninterrupted progress for Eta. Likewise the life of the national organization to date has been marked by more than a decade of sound expansion and progress almost without parallel in the history of American Col- lege Fraternities. Rhode Island may be justly proud of Lambda Chi Alpha’s achievements to date, both on Kingston Hill and throughout the nation. 1941 178 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. Vernon I. Cheadle Professor Donald E. Stearns FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1941 John J. Coonan John L. Creech Burton Froberg Warner M. Keaney Robert P. S. Black James E. Butler John S. Cochrane John W. Beck Carl E. Henrickson William Kershaw Edward Allen Howard P. French Paul Hendrick John J. Balfour Rene L. Blanchet William E. Bode, Jr. CLASS OF 1942 Richard Knicht Carl A. Larson Noel S. MacKinnon CLASS OF 1943 Edward J. McCabe William H. McNiff Robert C. Nichols CLASS OF 1944 Edward B. Cushinc James E. Fitzpatrick Donald E. Gamble Elmer P. Ladouceur Ralph H. Mii.lspauch Sheldon Salisbury Thomas J. Matthews Robert R. McAuslan Roland R. Parent Stanley S. Reynolds Carl H. Stetson, Jr. Thomas E. Toppin Robert McMurray Frederick P. Pelser Frank J. Vieira 179 Front Row: Babbitt, Shaw, August, Hey, Larrabcc, Birlwell, Cornell, Gosling, Repass, Pennoyer Second Row: Gadrow, Hunter, Nunes, Beavan, Barker, Strehlke, Sullivan, Belisle, Anderson, Munroe, Stenc, Ryley, Mason, H. Johnson, Holmberg Third Row: Masterson, Roberts, Farnum. Cranston, Hazard, Pierik, Duba, Allan, Federico Fourth Row: Duffy, Barnes, Pierce, Day, P. Johnson, Harvey, Dunham, Mearns, Modzelewski SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON OFFICERS President W. Clifford Birtwell Vice-President Robert K. Larrabee Secretary Elmer Cornell Treasurer Herbert E. Gosling, Jr. Vital Statistics Chartered as Zeta Pi Alpha — 1920 Total Chapter Membership — 202 Sigma Alpha Epsilon was established at Rhode Island in 1920 as the local fra- ternity Zeta Pi Alpha. In 1929, following due petition, Zeta Pi Alpha was incor- porated into the national body of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the chapter to be known as Rhode Island Alpha of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. During the period 1929 to 1934 the fraternity was domiciled in what is now known as the Phi Sigma House. In 1934, after the completion of a new home, the chapter was moved to its present loca- tion within the college gates. During its activity as Sigma Alpha Epsilon the fra- ternity has been prominent in the divers fields of endeavor open to its members. Throughout its entire career Sigma Alpha Epsilon has shaped its policies with the view of utmost compatability with the standards and goals of both the college and the student body. 1941 180 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. John C. Weldin FRATRES IN COLLEGIO George A. August Preston S. Babbitt Maurice A. Belisle W. Clifford Birtwell Elmer Cornell Arnold S. Anderson Samuel M. C. Baker Wallace T. Barnes Robert P. Beavan Paul P. Dunham Hollis B. Farnum William Allan Craig Burton Arthur C. Day John G. Duba James J. Duffy CLASS OF 1941 Michael Dobrolet Rene Duranleau Alfred L. Gadrow Herbert E. Gosling, Jr. Winston S. Hey CLASS OF 1942 Lyman Cranston Charles J. Hazard Howard E. Johnson CLASS OF 1943 Douclas P. Hunter James H. Harvey Gerald Mason CLASS OF 1944 Natale J. Frederico Carl W. Holmberc Alfred J. Kenerleber Howard M. Laity George Mearns Robert K. Larrabee Gordon A. Pennoyer G. Herbert Repass Walter C. Shaw Paul G. Johnson Thomas J. Masterson Stanley J. Modzelewski James F. Ryley Kenneth E. Munroe F. Lawrence Nunes Michael G. Pierik James J. O’Hearn Leon W. Pierce Donald R. Roberts Albert L. Strelke Walter E. Sullivan 181 Front Roiv: Hyland, Taylor, Keifer, Drescher, Clark, Higginbottom, Tavarozzi, Gillespie, Billmyer Second Row : Thomas, Garland, E. Gronnenberg, Burdick, Kenyon, Shippee, Noelte. Gilbert, Ducheneau, Weber, Kierkuff Third Row: A. Gronnenberg, Dean, Horne, Bardsley, Allinson, Hurdis, Wright, Nelson Fourth Row: Heffernon, Hampton, Benson, Perry, Sparks, Gorham, Joyce, Havera TAU KAPPA EPSILON OFFICERS President Leverett B. Clark Vice-President Elmer W. Heffernon Secretary Alfred R. Tavorozzi Treasurer, William C. Higginbottom, Jr. Vital Statistics Chartered as Alpha Rho Chapter — 1937 Total Chapter Membership — 196 In the fall of 1920, a group of non- fraternity men living in East Hall banded together and organized the Rhode Island Campus Club. Needing larger quarters the Club bought the Boardman House. The name Rhode Island Campus Club was changed in 1929 and the name Phi Beta Chi was adopted, making it the seventh Greek letter fraternity on the campus. Early in 1934 the present site was chosen. The new home was occupied im- mediately upon completion in November of the same year. Since 1935 the fraternity had been seriously considering nationalization. Tau Kappa Epsilon was petitioned to this end. The inspection was passed with fly- ing colors, and at a regular meeting of the fraternity on April 9, 1937 an unani- mous vote of the members indicated their willingness to take immediate advantage of this grant. We became Alpha Rho chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon on June 10, 1927. 1941 182 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. Raymond G. Bressler Captain Trevor W. Swett Professor C. Lester Coccins Professor Carroll D. Billmyer Thomas R. Cox, Chapter Adviser FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1941 John K. Gillespie Richard C. Keifer Elmer W. Heffernon Walter C. Kenyon William C. Hiccinbottom, Jr. Nathan W. Shipper Harold W. Hyland Alfred R. Tavorozzi M. William Ashton Leverett B. Clark Russell E. Dresciier Bertil E. Froberc; Emil F. Benson Carroll D. Billmyer, Jr. Howard R. Brown Freemont R. Burdick Charles E. Bardsley Earle W. Belknap, Jr. Wayne C. Allinson Franklin R. Dean Merton M. Duchesneau Thomas E. Durfee James H. Elkey CLASS OF 1942 Louis R. Hampton Dexter S. Haven Jack M. Joyce Alexander Kerr, Jr. CLASS OF 1943 Bernard C. Bentsen Charles F. Greer CLASS OF 1944 Richard R. Garland Lloyd S. Gilbert Robert R. Gorham Edward N. Gronneberc, Jr. L. Arnold Gronneberc Earl C. Sparks, Jr. Ernest L. Thomas, Jr. Mahlon G. Wright William D. Hurdis Arthur A. Nelson, Jr. Kenneth G. Taylor Walter B. Horne C. Robert Kirkhuff Ellsworth E. Noelte, Jr. George M. Perry Frederick Weber, Jr. 183 Front Row: Slembach, Green, Nemtzow, Fine, Werner, Kehnan, Seigal, Dickens, I. Horowitz, Kramer Second Row: D. Cohen, Shusman, Marlin, Panser, Port, Litwin, Lapidus, J. Horowitz, Halsband, Lightman, Frank Third Row: Steiner, Allen, Markovitz, Wilkes, Weisman, Sperling, Shwartz, Lipson, Weinberg, Leshay Fourth Row: Saltzman, II. Cohen, Zaslow, Nelson, Friedman, Kossove, L. Cohen, Goldstein, Salk ALPHA EPSILON PI OFFICERS President Arthur Kelman Vice-President Harold B. Werner Secretary Douglas E. Siecal Treasurer Isidore V. Fine Vital Statistics Chartered as Nu Eta Chapter — 1929 Total Chapter Membership — 169 The local fraternity Beta Nu Epsilon come into being in the spring of 1922 with a membership of ten men. The fol- lowing year with increased membership the group secured quarters in the old Lambda Chi Alpha house. As the chapter prospered the prospect of nationaliza- tion became an important factor of policy. Offers from many nationals were considered and finally, in April, 1928 it was decided to affiliate with Alpha Epsi- lon Pi. At the time of the induction. Dr. Howard Edwards was initiated as an honorary brother, the first faculty mem- ber in the national fraternity. It was with his aid that the present 6ite of the chap- ter house was secured and in 1930 the construction of the new building was completed. The tenth anniversary of the founding of Rho chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi was observed in 1938. The fraternity could look back at a decade of rapid growth and internal organization. In this period the men of A. E. Pi had developed a tradition of outstanding achievement in scholarship and participation in activi- ties of the college. FRATRES IN FACULT ATE Dr. Ralph K. Carleton Dr. Edward M. Pease Mr. David Geffner Dr. Kenneth L. Knickerbocker FRATRES IN COLLEGIO Robert C. Dickens Lawrence S. Gates Alfred I. Green Isidore V. Fine Newton Frank Lester Friedman Donald H. Cohen Lawrence Cohen Leon I. Leshay Benjamin Leshay David Allen Harry D. Cohen Alfred I. Litwin CLASS OF 1941 Irving Horowitz Arthur Kelman Jack D. Lozow CLASS OF 1942 Charles C. Goldstein Sumner B. Halsband Jerome E. Horowitz CLASS OF 1943 Edward H. Lipson Albert G. Marlin Eugene M. Nelson Henry I. Sperling CLASS OF 1944 Seymour G. Mankowitz Alvin W. Pansey Morton I. Port Joshua Nemtzow LIouclas E. Siegal Harold Sternback Harold B. Werner Charles J. Kossove Irvinc LaPidus Tevis Shusman Harvey M. Salk Leroy Steiner Joseph Wiseman Georce Zaslow Larry Prince Daniel H. Saltzman Merrill Schwartz Walter H. Weinberg David Wilkes 185 itiw Front Row: Searlc, Taylor Afflick, Smith, Ferguson, Prof. DeWolf, Bailey, Moultrop, Peekhum, Rowell Second Row: Cook. Belsey, Lewis, Hill. Cowell, Johnstone, Curry, Culley, Spencer, Allen, Hedison, Sunn. Brown Third Row: Ashworth. Lees, Barker. McCaddin. Willard, Ferris. Archangel. Hawkins, Hedison. K. Taylor Fourth Row: White. Lemont, Blease. Marble. Houghton. Small, Newell, Holdsworth, Heditsian PHI MU DELTA OFFICERS President Sit human B. Bailey Vice-President James G. Ferguson Secretary David M. Smith Treasurer Kendall Moultrop Vital Statistics Chartered as Nu Eta Chapter — 1929 Total Chapter Membership — 197 Phi Mu Delta was founded March 1, 1918. It grew out of the National Federa- tion of Common Clubs which was estab- lished at Wesleyan University, Middle- town, Connecticut in the Spring of 1899. The chapters at the state universities of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connec- ticut were the mother chapters of the present fraternity. The Rhode Island chapter was origin- ally established as a local fraternity. Delta Sigma Epsilon, in 1923 and used that which is now the Village Church House as its fraternity dwelling. In 1929 the local was absorbed by the National Phi Mu Delta and chartered as Nu Eta Chapter. The fraternity has twenty-one chapters and 3,855 living members. The local chapter has a total enrollment of 192. The national publication is the Phi Mu Delta Triangle, which goes to press four tunes a year. The fraternity colors are Princeton orange, black, and white. 1941 186 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Professor Herbert C. Emory Professor Robert A. DeWolk FRATRES IN COLLEGIO Robert R. Afflick Sherman B. Bailey J. Glen Ferguson Donald Archangel Thomas R. Ashworth Gordon L. Belsey Donald E. Brown Neal Cook Douclas Cowell Thomas M. Curry. Jr. Richard A. Allen Philip C. Berker George W. Blease Samuel S. Culley CLASS OF 1941 Kendall Moultrop Alford S. Peckham John B. Rowell CLASS OF 1942 John A. Ferris Harry D. Hedison, Jr. Richard A. Houghton. Jr. CLASS OF 1943 John Hawkins Arthur S. IIoldsworth George H. Lees Theodore F. Marble CLASS OF 1944 David Hedison Manoog T. Hf.ditsian Warren E. Hill Edwin C. Lewis, Jr. David M. Smith Vernon W. White Donald B. Johnstone Milton H. Searle Wilton H. Sunn Robert K. Taylor Raymond R. Moon, Jr. Ralph Newell Elton K. Thomas Blair J. Willard Lewis B. White, II Robert C. McCaddin John L. Spencer Kenneth C. Taylor Herman Wyss, Jr. Edward Mason 181 Front Roiv: I.ancour, Shaver, Nardonc, Canipanella, Kavil, Toher Second Row: Cheetham, Sisson, Howard, Prof. Durham, Bardsley, Tetreault, Anderson Third Row: Burnham, C. Starr, A. Starr, Underwood, Townend, Cardin, McGinley, Barad, Kennedy PHI SIGMA OFFICERS President Howard C. Bardsley Vice-President Lloyd W. Howard Secretary Robert N. Citeetham Treasurer David M. Sisson ital Statistics Founded at R. I. State College — 1925 Total Chapter Membership — 96 Phi Sigma Fraternity was conceived by a group of students living off campus. They were drawn together by a desire to hind their friendship. Kenneth Whipple, the first president, held the first meeting in Tavern Hall in the spring of 1925. Phi Sigma Fraternity became “The Order of Phi Sigma” under incorporation by the Secretary of State in 1930. Phi Sigma has limited its membership by virtue of its constitution. Phi Sigma’s objective is to develop true friendship between brothers that will continue long after they have finished working for their common goal, a college education. 188 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Professor George B. Durham Professor Lester E. Erwin FRATRES IN COLLEGIO Howard C. Bardsley Robert N. Cheetham David N. Sisson William H. Anderson, Jr. Stephen Campanella William Kaull CLASS OF 1941 Frederick A. Burnham Raymond Kennedy CLASS OF 1942 Albert F. Starr Robert S. Townsend CLASS OF 1943 Robert L. Barad CLASS OF 1944 Frederick Lancor William McCulloch Lloyd W. Howard Leo F. Tetreault John W. Underwood Paul J. Cardin Walter Carleen Henry Nardone William Shayer 189 Front Rote. Srott, Novack, McCann, Peckham, Chase. Bliss, McCaskcy, Gilbert, (.a " non Second Rote: Robley, Malo. IVoorigian. Hilton. Hopps. Wilson. Savles, D ' Avanzo. Strain Third Roic: Stan IT. Page. McKenna. Barry, Entwislle, Wainwriglit. Tobin. Romano. Taeddei ALPHA TAU GAMMA OFFICERS President Norman S. Chase Vice-President Raymond H. Buss Secretary Patrick K. McCaskey Treasurer Harold C. Peckham Vital Statistics Founded at Rhode Island 1929 Total Chapter Membership — 162 Alpha Tail Gamma was founded in the spring of 1929 and held its first meetings in what is now Washburn Hall. The nucleus of the organization consisted of 23 charter members and Professor Ince as Faculty adviser. After living for three years in the old Fortin house, the boys moved into the building they now occupy. The present membership totals 132 alumni and 30 active members. In addition to Professor Ince. Dr. Odland with Professor McCauley and Colonel Greer serve as faculty advisers. The alumni and brothers have been aware of the fact that the present structure can no longer adequately serve the increasing requirements of the members. Conse- quently, plans are now well under way to remodel and add to the present build- ing. The fraternity is proud of its past record and is confident of making an even better one in the future. 1941 190 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Lt. Col. Frank U. Greer Professor Joseph W. Ince Professor Theodore E. Odland Professor Lee C. McCauley FRATRES IN COLLEGIO Louis J. Abbruzzi Norman S. Chase Aristotle L. Chrissos William F. Barry Raymond H. Bliss Donald C. D’Avanzo Clifton E. Entwistle T. Harry Lumley Donat J. Asselin Benedict L. Ferrazzano CLASS OF 1941 Roland K. Gagnon Mark K. Gilbert Robert M. McGann CLASS OF 1942 Urbain H. Malo Patrick K. McCaskey Carroll P. McKenna CLASS OF 1943 Everett Noorician Raymond H. Paige CLASS OF 1944 Georce L. Hopps W. Leslie Hilton Walter C. Novack Frederick A. Robley, Jr. Charles V. Scott Robert G. Strain Frank J. Romano Richard R. Sayles Richard G. Tobin Richard S. Wilson William A. Waite Lester T. Stauff William R. Taddei ALPHA TAU GAMMA GRIST 19 ] Front Row: Tramonte, DeCcsare, Chiappanclli, Cardillo, Picozzi, Masi, Verrechia, Federici Second Row: Calcnda, Cordola, Mazza, Sylvcstre, Spinelli, D’Angelo, Famigletti, Rainone, Paperelli Third Row: Romano, Paul, Flori, Conti, Lancelotti, D’Andrca, Goneconti, Perrotti, Renola, Emma BETA PSI ALPHA OFFICERS President Anaclethe DeCesare V ice-President, Bartolo E. Chiappinnelli Secretary Dexter A. Picozzi Treasurer CARMINE J. Masi Vital Statistics Founded at Rhode Island — 1932 Total Membership — 110 Beta Psi Alpha fraternity was founded in the year 1932. In nine short years the organization has grown to such an extent that today its total membership is well over a hundred. This year, however, due to the spirited and efficient efforts of its active alumni association the brother- hood realized one of its greatest ambi- tions by recently moving into its beauti- ful new fraternity house. The house em- phasizes Georgian architecture. The building is eighty feet long and the out- side is finished with brick trimmed in white. The inside has all the modem con- veniences desired and there is ample room to accommodate forty-two students comfortably. Foresight has been U6ed to such an extent that any expansion or im- provement than may be necessary in the future can easily be accomplished. 1941 192 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. Nicholas Alexander Dr. Philip E. Douglas Dr. Andrew J. Newman Dr. Charles J. Fish FRATRES IN COLLEGIO Ralph Bucci Bartolo E. Chiappinnelli Anaclethe DeCesare Charles C. Calenda Edward Cardillo Robert A. Emma Dante Chiappinnelli Pasquale C. Codola Ernest D’Andrea. Jr. Michael Bucci Salvatore Catron io Victor Conti Ludavico DelGizzo Alphonso Famiglietti CLASS OF 1941 Italo G. Federici Alfred Marzocchi Anthony J. Montanaro CLASS OF 1942 ClVANTE A. FLORI Carmine J. Masi Joseph P. Mazza CLASS OF 1943 Joseph D’Ancelo Sylvestro Goneconti Ralph J. Narducci CLASS OF 1944 Louis Iannotti Dante Lancelotti Leonard Lanny Mitchell Merolla Joseph Paparelli Dante Thamonti Thomas D. Verrecchia Francesco L. Nascenzi Attilio A. Pansa George R. Paul Dexter A. Picozzi Thomas S. Natal Frank Renola Salvatore S. Spi nelli Genaro L. Perrotti Anthony Rainone Anthony SanMartino Nicholas Sylvestri 193 l eate : Arnold, Robinson Standing: Beavcn, Ken., Whalen, Belofsky, Farnworth, Clark, D’Arcy President Secretary-Treasurer Chairman of Hall OFFICERS Phyllis C. Ariyold Edith M. Robinson Beatrice M. Belofsky 1941 194 FACULTY ADVISORS Dean Helen E. Peck Miss Lucy C. Tucker Miss Marel E. Dickson REPRESENTATIVES SIGMA KAPPA Mildred L. Clarke M. Nancy Farnworth CHI OMEGA Phyllis C. Arnold Mary T. D’Aiicy DELTA ZETA Helen M. Beaven Elinor S. Whelan NU ALPHA Beatrice M. Belofsky Edith M. Robinson T)AN-HELLENIC ASSOCIA- TION is made up of all active sorority girls. From each of the four sororities, two members are chosen to serve on the governing Council. Members are selected at the end of their sophomore year by their respective sororities and serve on the Council during their Junior and Senior years. Officers are active for one year and are chosen in rotation from the sororities in the order of their establishment on campus. The first problem confronting Pan-Hellenic each year is the ex- planation of rushing rules to the freshman girls, which is followed up by the preparation of fresh- man date-books, the governing of rushing itself, and finally the presentation of bids. The meetings are held every other week, during which time inter-sorority relations are dis- cussed and Greek letter problems attacked. Pan-Hellenic holds its annual hall in March. For the past few years it has been in Roosevelt Hall. Themoney taken in each year is used for scholar- ships in the fall. A scholarship is presented to the girl in each class attaining the highest scholastic record for the previous year, and the Pan-Hellenic shield is awarded to the sophomore girl who made the highest record during the first semester of her freshman year. In 1940 this was awarded to Lura Mae Odland. The three scholarships went to Barbara Webster, Elinor Whe- lan, and Lura Mae Odland. GRIST 195 Front Rote: Webster, Jewell, V. Williams, Farnsworth. Sanborn, Miss Peek, Emery, Moore, Penney, Skoog Second Rote: M. Walcott, Jones, Oakland. N. Williams, Thornton, E. Wolcott, Pickering, Thorp Third Rote: Taylor, Goff, Gurtin, Clarke, Noble, Peters, Bills. Lightbody. Hebert Fourth Rote: Landgraf. Johnstone, Drummond. MacFawn. McOscar. Thackeray, Hyland. Thompson. Iloyden SIGMA KAPPA OFFICERS President Jane Sanborn Vice-President Baraka R. Emery Secretary Mary N. Farnsworth Treasurer Shirley L. Peters Sigma Kappa, the first sorority oil Rhode Island State’s campus was estab- lished as the local sorority Sigma Tan Delta in 1914. In 1919 fifteen girls ob- tained a charter for Phi Chapter of Sigma Kappa, and the present total chapter membership is 252. Sigma Kappa was founded at Colby College, Waterville, Maine in 1874 by five young women. The total chapters now number 42. 1941 196 SORORES IN FACULTATE Dean Helen E. Peck Miss Mary Evans Chase SORORES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1941 M. Lee Clarke Alice H. Jewell Barbara W. Penney Jane Sanborn Helen E. Curtin Barbara R. Emery Helen E. Fitton Miriam Hyland Ruth A. Johnstone Mildred Jones Gladys C. Bills Virginia A. Boyden Barbara M. Drummond Florence M. Skoog Margaret R. Thackeray Ruth E. Thornton Elaine R. Walcott CLASS OF 1942 Mary N. Farnsworth Dorothy L. Goff CLASS OF 1943 Elinor S. Landcraf Frances V. MacFawn Harriet J. McOscar Barbara R. Morrissey CLASS OF 1944 Dorothy F. Hebert Mary E. Lightbody Elizabeth J. Records Barbara K. Webster Nancy Williams Virginia E. Williams Elizabeth W. Moore Shirley L. Peters Ruth L. Phillips Ruth A. Noble Helen G. Oakland Shirley L. Pickering E. Elizabeth Thompson Estelle L. Thorp E. Harriet Stene Lois B. Taylor Marcia E. Walcott 197 Front Rote: N. Joyce, Hoyle, Kayes, Lynch, R. Briggs, Arnold, Miss Tucker, Moskalyk, Hailey, II. Joyce, Zachadnyk Second Rote: Spencer, Easterbrooks, Kenney, Conrad, Brown, Hall, Callogly. H. Richards, Kernaii. Gagnon. Edmonds. Creer. Riehmon l Third Rote: D’Arcy, II. St.. Germain, McDonnell. Clarkin, Henhcimer. Baker. Whitaker, Corrigan, Maroney, O’Neil Fourth Rote: I’yne, Bruner, L. St. Germaine, Barlow, Carpenter, Eaton, Keegan. C. Briggs, Y. Richards CHI OMEGA OFFICERS President Phyllis C. Arnold Vice-President Anna A. Moskalyk Secretary Ruth L. Briggs Treasurer L. Patricia Kates Chi Omega was founded at the Univer- sity of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. Four young women and Dr. Charles Richard- son, a Kappa Sigma, were responsible for its establishment. Today the chapter membership is ninety-five. In 1918, a local sorority, Omicron Alpha Alpha, was established at Rhode Island State College. Meetings were held over the old college book store. In 1922, Omicron Alpha Alpha, under the advisorship of Miss Lucy C. Tucker, was accepted into Chi Omega Fraternity as its fifty-fifth chapter, Lambda Beta. The Fraternity house was built in 1928, and the chapter membership to date is two hundred and twenty-eight. 1941 198 SORORES IN FACULTATE Miss Lucy C. Tucker Mrs. Kenneth E. Wricht Miss Josephine T. Lees Miss Lillie J. Atkinson SORORES IN COLLEGIO Phyllis C. Arnold Vera D. Bailey Margaret M. Boyle CLASS OF 1941 Ruth L. Bricgs L. Patricia Kayes Hazel C. Joyce Anna A. Moskalyk Norma M. Joyce Blanche M. Richard Jane E. Barlow Elizabeth J. Benheimer Constance C. Bricgs Margaret Y. Brown Mary P. Clarkin Martha C. Corrigan Mary T. D’Arcy CLASS OF 1942 Barbara E. Edmonds M. Imogene Greer Phyllis A. Keegan W. Barbara Kernan Barbara C. Lynch Pearl J. McDonnell Mary A. Moroney Barbara A. O’Neill Anne V. Petersen Betty N. Richmond Helen M. St. Germain Lillian F. St. Germain A. Marjory Whitaker Sara H. Bressler Nancy Carpenter Thelma L. Conrad Margaret M. Easterbrooks CLASS OF 1943 Marcaret A. Gallocly Doris C. Joyce Alice E. Kenney Jeanne K. Pyne Virginia L. Spencer Eleanor J. Willard Myrtle Zachadnyk Muriel I. Anderson Lillian M. Baker Jean C. Bruner CLASS OF 1944 Marilyn E. Eaton Estelle F. Gahan Dorothy M. Gleason Harriet L. Hall A. Yvette Richard CHI OMEGA GRIST 199 Front Roic: Phillips, Beaven, Barker. Ilolley. Christie. R. Crandall. Leon, Armlirust, I. Barber. Matteson, Damon, M. Kent Second Rote: Whitaker, Cashman, Reid, Francis, Nixon. Durkin. Quinn. Ilall, I I. Crandall, Boler, Bristow, Furlong, Lerh, Macdonald. Starr. Grout, Owen, D. Barber Third Row: I). Kent, Caldarone, Downing, Westlake, Tracy, Walling. IVlartin, Geoghgan, IN lit tall. Mason, Yare, Irvine Fourth Row: Colwell, Woolley, Easterbrooks, Delaney. Whaley, Corp. Hyde. Lincoln. Potts DELTA ZETA OFFICERS President Helen B. Leon Vice-President Ruth B. Crandall Secretary Margaret P. Armbrust Treasurer Ilene J. Barber Delta Zeta was established oil Rhode Island State’s campus as the local sorority of Theta Delta Omicron, 1924. The chap- ter then consisted of five girls. In 1928 Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Zeta was installed with fifteen active members. Now the total membership numbers over 170. Delta Zeta was founded in 1902 at Miami University and spread mostly through the mid-Wcst and West. Beta Alpha is the only chapter in New Eng- land and of the total 51 chapters ranks among the highest. f- 200 FACULTATE IN COLLEGIO Miss Grace E. Whaley Miss Lynette J. Goccin SORORES IN COLLEGIO Margaret P. Armbrust Eleanor F. Barker Helen M. Beaven CLASS OF 1941 Patricia A. Damon Virginia M. Holley Marguerite M. Kent Helen B. Leon Gertrude L. Matteson Cora I. Phillips Dorothy H. Barber Ilene J. Barber Annie F. Bristow Ruth B. Crandall CLASS OF 1942 Marilyn K. Crandall Dorothy J. Hulinc Elizabeth K. Hyde Ruth McDonald Ruth V. Oldrid Elizabeth A. Potts Marguerite E. Quinn Elinor S. Whelan Alberta M. Christie M. Eleanor Francis D. Beverly Grout Helen Lech Betty J. Martin Dorothy L. Boler Mary F. Cashman Betsey B. Colwell Vircinia H. Corp Audry V. Delaney Beverly M. Dawning CLASS OF 1943 Marilyn G. Mason Ruth Nixon Lura Mae Odland Paula M. Reid A. Josephine Starr Marjorie R. Sweet CLASS OF 1944 Frances M. Durkin Mary H. Easterbrooks Hope F. Furlonc Marguerite N. Geochecan Dorothy Hall Joan Irvine Dorothea H . Kent E. Hope Tracy Muriel S. Walling Hope W. Weeks Barbara E. Whaley Jean G. Yare Elizabeth C. Lincoln Barbara Nuttall Doris L. Owen Helen L. Westlake Ruth W. Whitaker Ruth C. Woolley 201 Front Row: Brlofsky. Davis, Abcdon. Abrams, Miss Dirksun. S. Stern. I’allcv Second Row: Miller, Hornslein, Windsberg, Chernick, Kalin, Berlow, I’alow Third Row: Schwartz, Silverman, Robinson, Krinuck, D. Stern NU ALPHA OFFICERS President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Helen J. Abrams Myrtle Abedon Miriam Davis Shirley Stern The first movement for sorority action was begun in 1931 after the entrance of seven young Jewish women to Rhode Island State College. With the addition of new members every year, the organi- zation began and continued its unofficial existence as the Campus Club until 1935. In that year, the united efforts of these women resulted in having the Campus Club finally recognized as an official organization of the college. The charter granted by the college was signed by President Raymond G. Bressler and the name changed to the Greek Letter form, Nu Alpha. This year Nu Alpha with 20 members, has the largest group in its history. 1941 202 SORORITY ADVISOR Mabel E. Dickson SORORES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1941 Helen J. Abrams Ethel L. Chernick Beatrice M. Belofsky Miriam Davis Sarah Windsberg Ruth F. Palley Shirley R. Stern CLASS OF 1942 Myrtle Abedon Florence Hornstein Edith Robinson Renee Kahn CLASS OF 1943 Shirley Abrams Mollie Miller Helen Silverman Sylvia Krinuck Anne Pa low Doris Stern Evelyn Berlow CLASS OF 1944 Lucille Sklut Shirley Swartz GRIST 203 EAST HALL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS President Leonard A. Lewis Vice-President Lester Snider Secretary WnxiAM A. Bloom Treasurer John Sanik, Jr. Vital Statistics Founded at Rhode Island — 1930 Total Membership — 291 The East Ilall Association is made up of all persons living in East Hall and was founded in 1933. Since that time the Association has won the Rowell-Schattle Memorial cup for scholarship standing five times. During its short time in existence, the asso- ciation has numbered among its members, one Mayor of Kingston, three class officers, two mem- bers of the Beacon executive board, and two presidents of the Engineering Council. At the present time, it has many actively connected with the college Radio Network. Socially, the Association started slow ly, hut has made great strides forward in the last two or three years; an annual ofT-campus banquet and two major dances are now annual events. It might he said in closing that the Association is looked upon more favorably than non-frater- nity organizations on most other campuses. 204 FACULTY ADVISERS Dr. Lee C. Wilson Dr. Edward M. J. Pease Dr. Francis R. Hunter Saul B. Barber Anthony P. Caputi Morris Bar am Ira Bornstein John Erhardt Morton Goldman Donald Hathaway William A. Bloom Georce Bond Thomas Cashman Lawrence E. Follis Wilfred II. Gladue Joseph Iaciofano Raymond Barry Leo Bourcault William Bucklin ' Dominic Coppolino Norman Follett Edgar Freeman Richard Griffin CLASS OF 1941 Louise A. Doherty Edward J. Feeley, Jr. Fred J. Raymond CLASS OF 1942 Eucene Laboissonniere Albert Levine Vernon E. Matley Richard Parniconi John Sanik William H. Witiiey CLASS OF 1943 Gerald Jacobs Walter Kudzma Matthew Kulick Albert MacDonald Paul C. Mancan Louis W. Mercure CLASS OF 1944 Morphis Jamiel Robert Mason William Masse John McGreevy Robert Munroe Jack T. Rhodes George Rice Leonard A. Lewis Earl J. Palmer Lester Snider Stanley Spooner Frederick Tew Hugh E. Thompson Walter W. Wilson Robert S. Osborne Morris L. Ostrach Dexter M. Potter Harold M. Sadler Morris Satloff Alexander Walder Raymond Rivard Melvin Safner Jason Siecal Granville Stearns Reginald Thibodeau Neville Winkler GRIST 205 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HALL ASSOCIATION OFFICERS First Semester 1940-41 President, Theresa M. Ferrazzoli V ice-President, Miriam E. Shanley Secretary Mary A. McCarron Treasurer Shirley R. Stern Second Semester 1940-41 President M. Evelyn Ramos Vice-President, Mabel Barcamian Secretary, Constance E. Brown Treasurer Jeanne-Marie Davis Vital Statistics Total Membership — 139 Active Membership — 111 Opened September 1937 Dedicated October 4, 1933 Eleanor Roosevelt Hall is the large girls ' dormi- tory situated on the lower college road. It was first opened in September 1937, and until the fol- lowing year it was known as the Brick Dormitory. On October 4, 1938, the building was formally dedicated to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. The dedica- tion was a memorable event with Mrs. Roosevelt present as well as Senator Theodore Francis Green, and Governor Robert E. Quinn. The dormitory is one of the most beautiful buildings on the campus and the home of over a hundred girls. Each year the Panhellenic Ball is held in Eleanor Roosevelt Hall, and Women’s Student Government Association has a room in the dormitory. The Eleanor Roosevelt Hall Association is made up of the girls residing in the dormitory, and the membership is not restricted. In the fall of 1938, the association entered the scholarship competition yvitli the sororities and Phaeacians. Front Row: Errico, Macari, St. Germaine, Palow, Abedon, Paid inn. (’onion. DelSanto. Maguire, Clark, Caslrovillari, Henry Second Row: Howland, Selby, Hobson, M. Davis. J. Davis, Bargamian, Ramos, Brown. Shanley, McBride, Chaharyn, Gilman. McElroy, Stavely Third Row: Harrington. Ballirano. Cavalier. Watson, Cowen, Campbell. Haire. D ' Aquanno, S. Stern, Czubak, Windsbcrg, Eerrazzoli, D. Stern, It. Brown, Durfee. Watts, Hazard, Argentieri, Norton, Lazarek, Perry, Meyer Fourth Row: Kelly, Kahn, Hornstein. Dickinson. Monti. Healey, Silverman. Hussey. (dines, Walsh, Baggott, Mason. Griffin. Coddard. Kulik. Robinson. Moriarty. Azelest, R. Burt Fifth Row: Hannah, Donnelly, Bacon, Cochran, Baggan, Palmer, O’Gorman, Morrone 1941 206 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HALL FACULTY ADVISERS Miss Mary Evans Chase Miss Lynette J. Goccin GRADUATE MEMBER Elizabeth Gates UNDERGRADUATE MEMBERS Helen Abrams Beatrice Belofsky Ann Chaharyn Ethyl Chernick Marcella Czubak Miriam Davis Myrtle Abedon Doris Arcentieri Patricia Baccott Mabel Barcamian Ruth Brown Mae Burt Rosalie Burt Mary D’Aquanno Shirley Abrams Hope Anthony Maria Ballerino Constance Brown Lillian Castrovillari Ruth Clark Muriel Deziel Muriel Dickinson Virginia Dunn Ruth Goeckel Phyllis Haire Darthea Bacon Mary Bagcan Marilyn Benson Evelyn Berlow Virginia Brice Marjorie Campbell Phyllis Cochran Katherine Conlan Marjorie Cowen Carolyn Del Santo CLASS OF 1941 Theresa Ferrazzoli Virginia Gilman Rhoda Hobson Sylvia Howland Ruth Kincsley Barbara McBride CLASS OF 1942 Jeanne-Marie Davis Maribel Easterbrooks Ruth Hannah Florence Hornstein Renee Kahn Eileen Kelly Victoria Lazarek Lois Martin Elizabeth McCrudden CLASS OF 1943 Helen Halipos Alice Hartican Eleanor Healey Marilyn Henry Sylvia Krinuck Marie Lalli Martha Lanphear Isabelle Lavallee Mary McCarron Patricia McGuire Clemence Morrone CLASS OF 1944 Jane Donnelly Beverly Downinc Jean Durfee Leonora Errico Priscilla Everson Norma Glines Janet Goddard Marthena Guldemond Ruth Harrington Barbara Hazard Roberta Hussey Virginia Siravo Leona McElroy Ruth P alley Evelyn Ramos Muriel Selby Phyllis Staveley Shirley Stern Sarah Windsberc Marie Meola Myrtle Meyer Vircinia Monti Ruth Norton Olca Perry Edith Robinson Miriam Shanley Virginia Walsh Myra Palmer Ann Palow Louise Platt Helen Silverman Sylvia Smith Doris Stern Beatrice St. Germaine Olga Szelest Ruth Watson Dorothy Watt Frances Wurtz Mary King Ruth Kornstein Mary Kulik Mary Macari Louise Mason Ann Mori arty Alice O’Gorman Marcaret Scott Jeanne Smith Harriet Watts Irene Zedalis GRIST 207 DAVIS HALL SORORES IN FACIILTATE Miss Marion Congdon Miss Maiiel Dickson SORORES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1944 Carolyn Anderson Dorothy Ancell Philomena A. Caputi Mary F. Cashman Gladys D. Caswell Nance A. D’Amico Francis M. Durkin Angela M. Ferrazzoli Marguerite N. Geochegan Dorothy F. Hebert Stasia P. Kaczor Dorothea II. Kent Rochelle Kroll Barbara E. Lakey Florence M. Leacii Elizabeth C. Lincoln Lois M. Littlefield Ernestine R. Pennine Catherine W. Rhodes Margaret L. Sullivan Shirley H. Swartz Ruth W. Whitaker OFFICERS President Mary F. Cashman Secretary-Treasurer Dorothea H. Kent Front Rote : Littlefield, Lincoln, Kent. Cash man, Lakey, Swartz, Rhodes, Kroll. Second Rote : Whitaker. D’Amico, Sullivan, Caputi. Angell. Geoghegan, Anderson. Leach. Third Row : Caswell, Pennine, Durkin. Kaczor, Ferrazzoli, Ilebert. 1941 208 UNIVERSITY CLUB MEMBERS Edgar L. Arnold Ara A. Asadorian William Bamfield Chester H. Blood David Dervitz Edward J. Deszyck Edmund V. Godowski Douglas L. Kraus Warren S. Landers Lyle M. Murphy Albert B. Nelson John E. Polis John E. Regan Milton Salomon Louis D. Stringer Ferdinand Votta, Jr. Philip Walton Frederick Wilson, Jr. Field II. Winslow Robert S. Yare OFFICERS President Edward J. Deszyck Vice-President Edmund V. Godowski Secretary RobertS. Yare Treasurer Lyle M. Murphy Sitting , left to right : Asadorian, Arnold. Murphy, Deszyck. Godowski. Yare. Standing , left to right : Blood, Walton. Bamfield, Votta. Polis, Wilson, Landers, Salomon. Dervitz, Winslow. GRIST 209 PHAEACIANS CLASS OF 1941 Barbara Clark Gertrude Cottrell Ruth Kingsley Mildred Potter Phyllis Stavei.y Elinor Suitor CLASS OF 1942 Marguerite Barwick Dorothy Campbell Beatrice Cella Delma DeLaskey Elizabeth Healey Josephine McMahon Ellen Thompson Caroline Rose Evelyn Wilkins CLASS OF 1943 Norma Gardiner Dorothy Howard Gertrude Losery Madelyn Mainey Mary Rose J ane Votta OFFICERS President Elinor Suitor Vice-President Ellen Thompson Secretary-Treasurer Madelyn Mainey Front Row : McMahon, Votta, Cella, Mainey, Suitor, Thomson. Kingsley. Lowery Second Row : Rose, llealey, Barwick, Panciera, DeLaskey, Campbell Third Row : Dimoml, Lombardi, Dodge, I’olis. Weeden 210 TAVE RN HALL ASSOCIATION Advisor — Mr. Maurice Almfeldt MEMBERS CLASS OF 1941 Quentin Frazier Maurice E. Flynn Roger T. Gilchrist Frank Feibelman President V ice-President Secretary- Treasurer John E. Stasukevicii CLASS OF 1942 Benjamin I). Griffin Harold T. Martin James E. Muldoon, Jr. Phillip A. Painchaud CLASS OF 1943 John D. R. Platt Arnold Robinson CLASS OF 1944 Thomas Muldoon OFFICERS Maurice E. Flynn James E. Muldoon Frank Feibelman Harold T. Martin Front Rote : Stasukevich, J. Muldoon. Flynn, Mr. Almfeldt. Martin. Feibleman Second Rote : T. Muldoon, I ' ainehaud. Frazier, Griffin. Robinson GRIST 211 Administration 214 Publication 216 Honorary 222 Debating 230 Musical 233 ACTIVITIES 212 213 Front Rote: Arnold, Richard. Waltcher, Black. Thackeray, Bebfsky Second Roir: Mantenulo. Prof. Wright, Prof. Chcadlc. Prof. Stearns, DeCesare, Cornell Third Roic: Creech, Bailey, Scott, Kelman, Smith THE SACHEMS OFFICERS Milton Waltcher, Moderator Blanche M. Richard. Secretary Robert P. S. Black, Treasurer FACULTY ADVISORS Dr. Vernon I. Ciieadle Prof. Donald E. Stearns Dr. Kenneth E. Wright MEMBERS Piiyllis C. Arnold Sherman B. Bailey Beatrice M. Bei.ofsky Robert P. S. Black Elmer Cornell John L. Creech Anaclethe DeCesare Arthur Kelman Angelo J. Mantenuto Blanche M. Richard Walton H. Scott, Jr. Nathan M. Shippee David M. Smith Margaret R. Thackeray Milton Waltcher Tin Sachems is an honorary organization made up of fifteen seniors who are tapped in May of their J unior year by the outgoing senior members. The eleven men and four women students are chosen on the basis of their participation in campus activities and creditable scholarship. The name Sachem is the Indian name for “chief”, and although not a campus governing body, the Sachems are regarded as leaders and are respected for their sincere interest in student affairs. During the past year, they have engaged in a busy program and have shown their efficiency by enforcing Freshman rules, under the super- vision of the Vigilantes, by conducting class elec- tions, and running the Mayorality campaign. From the Sachem group, committees have been appointed to work out solutions for various col- lege problems. Progress has been made on the establishment of a student government associa- tion. The members have discussed campus prob- lems and have tried to act as a connecting link between students and faculty members. The mem- bers of the Sachems are distinguished by blue jackets, with Indian Head emblem on the pocket. 1941 214 WOMEN S STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION Women’s Student Government Association is one of the most important, active, and respected organizations at Rhode Island State College. All the women students in college are members of the W. S. G. A.; student council is composed of officers, and representatives of the various classes, elected by the women students. This organization is concerned with seeing that the prescribed rules of co-ed conduct are enforced and regulated; at regularly held bi-monthly meetings violators of the rules are brought before the council for trial and punishment. W. S. G. A. sponsors and super- vises the annual May Day activities. Judging from the effectiveness with which the organization functions, it is evident that W. S. G. A. is an excellent example of how stu- dents can cooperate and govern themselves with a minimum of control from the faculty. President , Margaret T hackeray Vice-President, Betty Richmond Secretary-T reasurer, Betty Thompson Faculty Adviser Helen E. Peck SENIOR COUNCIL MEMBERS Hazel Joyce Helen Leon Blanche Richard JUNIOR COUNCIL MEMBERS Nancy Farnworth Anne Petersen Miriam Shanley SOPHOMORE COUNCIL MEMBER Nancy Carpenter Front Ro ir: Suitor, Cushman. Richmond. Thackeray. Thompson, Shanley, Richards Second Roic: Joyce, Eaton, Carpenter, Leon, Farnworth GRIST 215 THE GRIST EXECUTIVE STAFF Editor-in-Chief Elmer P. Ladolceur Business Manager. Frederick S. Conley, Assistant Editor Milton Waltcher Managing Editor Maurice A. Belisle Advertising Manager, Harold V. Hyland ASSOCIATE STAFF Associate Editor Allan J. Pansar IFomen’s Editor. Virginia E. Williams Photographic Editor, John V. Morrissette Sports Editor William F. Callahan IJ " omen ' s Sport Editor, Anna A. Moskalyk Assistant Sports Editor. Anaclethe DeCesare Feature Editor John S. Cociirane Art Editor Hazel C. Joyce Assistant Advertising Manager. Margaret R. Thackeray Circulation Manager Lester H. Bills Service Manager Norman S. Chase GENERAL STAFF Arthur Kelman Angelo J. Mantenuto Frank A. Zammarchi Lloyd W. Howard Barbara W. Penney Blanche M. Richard Phyllis C. Arnold Margaret P. Armbrust It may he said that Grist Staff is telling you its purpose as you read from page to page in this 1941 issue of the Grist. The members of the staff are all seniors who have shown an interest in their respective positions and who have, to the best of their ability, tried to portray the college in all its activities. The Grist holds a banquet each year together with the Beacon, at which time the publication is previewed and keys are awarded to the staff. Front Rote: Pansar. Belisle. Wallcher, I.adouceur. Conley. Hyland, Coehrane Second Rtne: Moskalyk, Zammarchi. Armburst. Arnold. Joyce, Ricard. Thackeray. Mantenulo, Penny Third Rote: Howard, Kelman. DeCesare. Morriselle, Callahan, Chase 1941 U 5 216 THE BEACON Peckham, Belofsky, Kclman, Waltcher, Smith, Dickens, Callahan, Alirams The Beacon is the college weekly paper, pub- lished by the students and for the students. It is issued each Thursday evening. This year has been an exceptional one for the paper, with numerous excellent editorials, good sport write-ups, biogra- phies of faculty members, columns, and a com- plete report on all campus events. With The Beacon, the students receive the Collegiate Digest, every two weeks. The Beacon board and staff is chosen in Febru- ary and until the next February its members spend many late and hectic evenings in the office in Davis Hall, calling for assignments, rewriting, typing, counting space material, setting up, and just generally worrying. Each class has a chance sometime during the year to put out a special edition of its own. The junior issue comes out just before Prom, the sophomore before the Hop, and the freshman before the Freshman Banquet. The staff ' s for these issues are especially selected by members of the regular Beacon. The last paper of the year is the Commencement issue which is dedicated to the Senior Class. The paper is representative of student ideas, and will publish all letters, answers, and articles on college problems or individual ideas. Often the paper is instrumental in bringing about much-needed changes in college routine. BEACON BOARD 1940-1941 Editor-in-C h i ef Milton Waltcher Managing Editor, David M. Smith Managing Editor, Arthur Kelman Sports Editor, William F. Callahan Feature Editor, Ai.kord S. Peckiiam Women ' s Editor, Beatrice M. Belofsky Business Manager , Robert C. Dickens Advertising Manager, Helen J. Abrams Faculty Advisor, Prof. Herbert M. Hofford ASSOCIATE BOARD Mabel Barcamian Mae E. Burt Isadore V. Fine William E. Kershaw Richard 11. Kii.bane Albert Kopecii John B. Hawkins Florence A. Hornstein Irving Kopecii Wilton H. Sunn William H. Withey GRIST 217 COLLEGE 4-H CLUB Front Row: Dawley, Taylor, Howland, Lebrun, Selby, McBride Second Row: Peter.s. Picketl, Brousseau OFFICERS President Edmund Lebrun Vice-President Robert Taylor Secretary Sylvia Howland Adviser Dorenzo Kinney In the fall of 1929 the Rhode Island State Col- lege Chapter of the 4-H Cluh was founded. The club membership is made up of those college stu- dents who were 4-H Club members in previous years, and attempts to carry on and coordinate the w ork started by the members in their local organ- izations. Two of the aims of the club are educa- tional and social which play an important role in all the affairs which the College 4-H Club con- ducts. Important among the clubs activities for this year were hot dog roasts, bowling parties, and the sponsoring of the meeting of the 4-H Club All Stars, at the college, in the spring. At this time a banquet and dance were given for the members and the All Stars. 1941 218 THE FRESHMAN BIBLE The Freshman Bible is the small, compact handbook which freshmen students purchase along with freshman caps and green rihhons. By the time they are seniors, they wish they still h ad it around. The Bible is a small encyclopedia of the col- lege ; it contains its history, description of campus organizations, songs, cheers, thumb-nail sketches of the Professors, and is a general reference book for students to use during the year of orientation, and during the remainder of their four years in Kingston. The staff is chosen each spring from the Junior class. Members of the staff are usually people who have shown journalistic interests by writing for the Beacon. FRESHMAN BIBLE BOARD Editor-in-C.hief, Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. Associate Editor David M. Smith Associate Editor Arthur Kelman Women’s Editor Phyllis C. Arnold Feature Editor Leon E. Goff Women ' s Sports Editor , Beatrice M. Belofsky Business Manager Robert C. Dickens Advertising Manager, Sherman B. Bailey Circulation Manager, Walton H. Scott. Jr. Front Roic: Kelman. Arnold. Wisbey, Belofsky, Bailey Second Roic: Diekens. Callahan, Seolt, Goff. Smith 219 RHODE ISLAND REVIEW The Rhode Island Review is a campus publica- tion still in embryonic form. The first issue ap- peared in May, 1940, and through the efforts of Miss Reilly, Dr. Knickerbocker, and a few mem- bers of the old staff, the idea of a campus maga- zine was kept alive. The Review attempts to stimulate and encourage creative writing as a challenge to our student body who find little enough chance for self expression. The magazine is a forum and restricts neither contributor nor type of subject of contribution. The Review looks forward to the day when it will be a quar- terly publication. The present staff members are: Editor-in-Chief Helen Leon Assistants, Albert Levine Estelle Thorpe Emerson Mowry Betty Richmond William Bucklin Darthea Bacon Parker Wood Mabel Barcamian Business Manager Robert Brennan Assistants, Gardner Earle Morris Baram Mary Macare Feature Editor Mae Burt Assistants, Harriet Hall GeorceFenley Virginia Siravo Evelyn Wilkins Art Editors. Ray Bliss, Mary Clarkin Virginia Holley 1941 220 Front Itoic: Ferrazzoli, Iiclofsky, Arnold. Walsh Second Kotc: McEIroy, Pulley, Hannah, D ' Aquanno THE SCROLL The Scroll, the campus literary society, was founded in the spring of 1938 by a handful of students under the guidance of Virginia Hornby and Leonard E. Smith. Since then it has become recognized as a campus society of worthwhile pur- poses, and its membership has increased to ap- proximately thirty members. Dr. Kenneth L. Knickerbocker and Miss Mary A. Reilly are faculty advisers. Meetings are held weekly in a classroom in Quinn Hall, at which time speakers are presented to the club. During the past years, talks were given on poetry, old literature, drama, purposes of the Scroll, and vari- ous programs were planned by the students themselves. In March, Scroll presented Mr. John Gainfort, a dramatist and critic from Broadway, who spoke on the current theatre. Many members of the Scroll have writing ability, and individual crea- tive work has been encouraged. Scroll members often enter the writing contest sponsored by the English department each spring. OFFICERS OF SCROLL 1940-1941 President Phyllis C. Arnold Vice-President, Virginia M. Walsii Secretary-T rcasurer, Beatrice M. Belofsky GRIST 221 Front Row : Maslcrson, Taylor. Wisbey, Walsh, Norton. Richard. Murphy, Bailey, Peck Second Row: G rout, Francis, Zachadnyk, Kdniond . Ballirano, Hairc, Walts. Caldaronc, Spencer, Penny Third Row: Conrad. Dickinson. Pyne. Kenny. Hobson. Armbrust, Noble. Goeckel. Hartigan, Gallogly Fourth Row: Searle, Mantenuto. Houghton, Hazard, Heaven, Trovato. Ostrach PHI DELTA President , Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. Vice-President , Blanche M. Richard Treasurer Robert Taylor Secretary Virginia M. Walsh Organized twenty years ago this spring. Phi Delta, the only dramatic organization on the campus at the present time, is a student-run, student-financed, and student-supported organi- zation. Through membership and participation in Phi Delta students are given an opportunity to develop initiative ami ability. In addition to the regular acting there is open to members activity in several other lines. These include make-up, decorations, music, designing sets and costumes, dancing, properties, and all other activities that take place behind the scenes. 1941 222 Phi Delta membership this year has reached the total of fifty-eight, thirty-one of whom are members of the Sophomore Class. Annually Phi Delta produces a series of one-act freshman plays and one or more full-length plays. This year the Rliody Revue is again being presented after an absence of one year. Membership in Phi Delta is acquired only through participation in the fresh- man plays or work “behind the scenes.” This year’s full-length production, “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith, is a gay 18th century comedy. Dr. Lee C. Wilson of the Eng- lish Department directed the play which ran two nights. Make-up was under the management of Paul Dunham who trained a special group to work under him. The outstanding feature of the club’s activities is the eagerly anticipated Rliody Revue. As the Grist goes to press, this year’s Revue, which is in the form of a musical comedy, is in the stages of of rehearsal. Costumes, dance-routines, make-up lighting, scenery, acting, singing, writing of the script, and music are all handled by students of Rhode Island State College under the capable direction of Phi Delta members. Technical Director, Walton H. Scott, Jk. Business Manager Sherman B. Bailey Wardrobe Mistress, Lois Martin Executive Committee Thomas J. Masterson James D. Murpiiy Ruth A. Norton 223 PHI KAPPA PHI Phi Kappa Phi Members Elected in the Fall 1940 John Pelec Barlow (elected in previous spring) James J. DiNunzio Burton Froberc Leon E. Goff, Jr. Leo Hook Arthur Kelman Gertrude L. Matteson John B. Rowell Edward L. Stene Milton Waltcher Phi Kappa Phi Members Elected in the Spring 1941 William G. Banfield William C. Birtwell Anthony P. Caputi Louis A. Doherty James F. Hasney Roland E. Lanclois David G. Lord William N. Morris Joshua Nemtzow David M. Smith Elinor H. Suitor Barbara K. Webster Phi Kappa Phi is a national honorary society promoting good scholarship. It is the highest scholastic honor, and probably the most cher- ished honor at Rhode Island State College, that a student may obtain. The membership is limited to ten per cent of the Senior Class, and students are required to have well over a two point average in order to he eligible. A few members are elected in the fall, the remaining in the spring. Phi Kappa Phi sponsors an Honors Assembly program in the fall at which time individual prizes for scholarships are given, and the schol- lastic ratings of houses and dormitories are an- nounced. The members also hold an evening program each year for freshmen whom they be- lieve to be prospective Phi Kappa Phi members. Front Row : Goff, Rowell, Hook Second Rou : Stone, Frobcrg, Kelman, Waltcher 1941 224 Front Rote: Creech, Gillespie, IHantenuto. Gigger, Verrecchia, Lieut. Moss, Captain Swctt, Lt. Colonel Greer. Lieut. Beckett, Hook, Higginbottom, Hey, I ' eekham, Waltcher, Aflliek, Billmyer Second Rote: Moran, Gelineau, Bailey ' , Shipper, Irons, Buonanno. Scott, Rockwell, Hyland, Repass, Belisle. Lysak, Palmer, Tracy, Moultrop, Wilson Third Rote: Barlow. Hancock, McCaskey, Burdick, Cotter. Ashworth, Corsi. Fine, Ander- son. Barker, Bliss. Maher. Johnson, Crandall, Evans, Kozak. Romano Fourth Rote: Forte, Ferris. Joyce, Sullivan. Hampton, Barnes, Hazard, Snider, Frcidman. Myyra, Don i Ion. Wright SCABBARD AND BLADE Scabbard and Blade is a national military ' honor society with eighty-six local chapters, called companies, located at various leading col- leges and universities which have departments of military or naval science and tactics. The organi- zation was founded at the University of Wisconsin in 1904 with the idea that such a society would he vital in developing and fostering the ideals and practices of mil itary education in the United States. H Company, 6th Regiment of Scabbard and Blade was established on the Rhode Island State College Campus in 1927. Scabbard and Blade sponsors the annual Military Ball at which the Junior Cadet Officers are tapped for membership and the selection of the honorary Co-ed Colonel is announced. This year His Excellency, Governor J. Howard McGrath, was tapped as an honorary member and Miss Ruth Oldrid was named Co-ed Colonel. OFFICERS Captain Sherman B. Bailey First Lieutenant . Robert H. Gelineau Second Lieutenant. Winston S. Hey Sergeant Milton Waltcher Chairman Military Rail. Harold W. Hyland Faculty Members, Lt. Col. Frank U. Greer Captain Trevor W. Sweet Lt. Robert C. Beckett Lt. Peter J. Moss GRIST 225 Front foil .- Kayes, Scott, Smith, Howland, Prof. Hunter, Leon. Banfield, D’Arry Second Row: Hannah, Barber, Bardsley, Caputi, McCaskcy, Cubler, Arnold Third Rote: Seigal, Barry, Hcfi ' ernon. Johnstone, Cardillo PHI SIGMA SOCIETY OFFICERS 1940-1941 President Helen B. Leon V ice-President David M. Smith Secretary Sylvia A. Howland Treasurer, William G. Banfield, Jr. Alumni Secretary, Walton H. Scott, Jr. Phi Sigma is a national honorary biological society. The Alpha Xi chapter was established at Rhode Island State College in 1935. Membership is based on honor standing in biology subjects during freshman and sophomore years, as well as good character, and a positive interest in the field of biology. The chapter here at Rhode Island State College has emphasized the value of individual research, and during the past year many of the members have been doing experimental research on botany, physiology, and marine zoology. Professor DeW olf and Dr. Hunter, as advisors of the society, have shown a great deal of interest in its advancement. The Biologist is the national publication which is issued four times a year. Alpha Xi Chapter also has its own publication. The Cell, which appears at the annual banquet. This year’s Cell was efficiently edited by Arthur Kelman and David M. Smith. 1941 226 ALPHA ZETA Alpha Zeta Fraternity is a national honorary agricultural fraternity. It is composed of agricul- tural students of high standing in “scholarship, character, and leadership” and represents a goal which all members of the agricultural curriculum do their utmost to attain. This fraternity was established at Ohio State University on November 4tli, 1897, and on May 29th, 1936, a chapter was installed at Rhode Island State College. Since that time Alpha Zeta has been of very great im- portance in promoting interest, scholarship, and leadership among the students of agriculture on the Rhode Island State College campus. Each year on Honors Day the Rhode Island Chapter of Alpha Zeta offers, in recognition of outstanding achievement, a silver cup to the stu- dent in the freshman class of the agricultural course wdio makes the highest average grades for the year. Last fall the award was made to Glenn Wood. President John Rowell Vice-President, Burton Froberc Secretary Francis McVay Treasurer Walter Novack Faculty Advisers, Dr. Everett P. Christopher Dean George Adams Front Row: Prof. Bell, Froberg, Rowell, Dr. Christopher Second Row: Federicci, Gillespie, Scott, McVay, Carpenter, Pickett 227 KIIODE ISLAND CLUB President Lawrence Gates Vice-President, Angelo Mantenuto Secretary Robert Larrabee Treasurer John Creech Social Chairman. Edmund Maher The Rhode Island Club is an athletic honorary society which includes all men who have earned a letter in any recognized sport of the college. The main purpose of the club is to promote friendship and good-will among the athletes in the interests of the college by demanding team work, clean play, and loyalty to the college. The society acts as a governing body over men’s athletics and regulates the awarding of letters. During the past year the club has increased its activities to a very great extent and has proved beyond a doubt that the organization is more than just an honorary society. The work of the group has been very much in evidence. By spon- soring Saturday night dances and by selling re- freshments at all the college’s athletic events the R. I. Club has come to be recognized as one of the more active associations at college. On the ‘ " Ram Special” to Madison Square Garden on January 29th the society had a whole dining car and served refreshments to those Rhode Island fans making the trip. Front Roic: Cornell, Jones, Maher. Erwin, Mantenuto, Prof. Stearns, Creech, Mahoney, Murphy Second Rote: Hcdison, Modzelewski, Flynn, Gosling. Martin. Conley, Hall, Villatieo, Matthews Third Rote: Tingley. Nichols, A. Kopech (mgr.), Conti. O ' Sullivan. McCabe. Blecharczyk. I. Kopech (mgr.). Black, Smith Fourth Rote: Carpenter, Gudeeauskas, Forsstrom, Harvey, French, Coates 1941 228 Front Row: Virginia Williams, Alice Jewell, Elizabeth Bcnhciiner, Jane Sanborn, Mary Elarkin. Anna Moskalyk, Barbara Webster Second Row: Mary D ' Arcy. Margaret Thackeray, Jane Barlow, Phyllis Arnold, Nancy Carpenter, Hazel Joyce, Marjory Whitaker, Lee Clarke WOMEN’S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The Women’s Athletic Association is composed of all the women students in college. Executive power is vested in a council composed of sweater- wearers, and officers and representatives elected by all the women students from a group of women who have actively participated in varsity sports. Sweater-wearers receive their awards for two years on a varsity team, for one year on a varsity team and two on a squad; or for four years on a squad; sweaters are also awarded to varsity man- agers in their senior year. W. A. A. is the governing body over women’s athletics: this organization makes the rules in regard to the awarding of sweaters and awards an intra-mural trophy. Each spring the association holds a banquet at which aw ards are made for the year and captains and officers are announced for the following year. This year the Women’s Athletic Association in- cludes eleven sweater-wearers from the senior class and six from the junior class: this is believed to be the largest number of co-ed letter-wearers that Rhode Island has even had at one time. President Jane Sanborn Vice-President Mary Clarkin Seeretary-T reasurer. Betty Benheimer Junior Representatives, Marjorie Whitaker Miriam Shanley Sophomore Representatives, Nancy Carpenter Ruth Noble GRIST 229 Front Roir: Ft-rruzzolli, Mantcnuto, Hillin ' rr. Prof. Brooks. Cornell. Boyle Second Roir: Masterson, Belofsky, Arnold. Hornstrin. Langlois Third Rote: Kozak, Anderson. Wisbey, Shipper, Bardsley TAU KAPPA ALPHA OFFICERS President, Carroll D. Billmyer, Jr. V ice-President, Ancelo J. Mantenuto Secretary-T reasurer, Elmer Cornell Faculty Advisor, George E. Brooks Tau Kappa Alpha is a national forensic society, existing in seventy-eight colleges. Its members are chosen from the outstanding debaters in the Portia Club and the Wranglers, usually Juniors or Seniors. Tau Ka ppa Alpha established and each year conducts intra mural dehates which are held in the fraternity and sorority houses. The members do the organizing, timing, ami judging of these debates. Tbe winning house or group receives for one year the George E. Brooks Intramural Debate Trophy, which to date has been won by Chi Omega and Delta Zeta. The members of Tau Kappa Alpha are active during the Model Congress Session, and the par- ticipants in the annual Cup Debate are usually Tau Kappa Alpha members. The national publi- cation is The Speaker which is issued four times a year. 1941 230 WRANGLERS The Wranglers, men’s debating society, is one of the most active groups on campus. Meetings are held weekly, at which time there are practice debates and discussions, and cases are reviewed. Under the leadership of Nathan M. Shippee, winner of the 1940 Cup Debate, and advisorship of Prof. George E. Brooks, the society has had one of its most successful seasons. Trips were made to New York, Connecticut, Wesleyan, and nearby colleges, enabling all upperclassmen to partici- pate in an off-campus debate. The most interesting home debate was held with Harvard University. Radio debates were much in evidence, and the Model Congress kept the Wranglers busy for weeks. The season was brought to a close with the men’s Cup Debate. OFFICERS President Nathan M. Shii»pee First Vice-President, Elmer Cornell Second Vice-President, Angelo J. Mantenuto Secretary-T reasurer, Roland E. Langlois Manager Howard C. Bardsley Advisor, Prof. George E. Brooks Front Rote: Wisbey, Langlois, Mantenuto, Shippee, Prof. Brooks, Cornell, Bardsley, Bilhnyer Second Row: Sunn, Searle, Masterson, Lilwin, Slernbacli, Panscr, White Third Row: Ko .ak, Mason, Marble, Hazard, Ferris, Anderson, Barker 231 PORTIA CLUB OFFICERS President, Beatrice M. Belofsky V ice-President, Margaret M. Boyle Secretary-T reasurer, L. Patricia Kayes Manager, Florence A. Hornstein Adviser, Prof. George E. Brooks The Portia Club is the women’s debating society on the campus. The debate schedule for 1940-41 has been one of the most active of recent years. There w ere many home debates, and three long trips taken by the Senior members to New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. Shorter trips were taken to Rhode Island College of Education, Brown, and Boston. The co-ed Dartmouth sym- posium held in February was enthusiastically received. The debaters in Portia worked hard on Model Congress ami debate receptions. Special mention should be given to Florence Hornstein, Portia manager responsible for securing the excellent schedule for the year. Front Rote: Arnold. Hornstein. Belofsky, Prof. Brooks. Boyle, Kayes, Matteson Second Rote: Abrams, Harrington, Ferrazzoli, B. Richards, Zaehadnyk, Francis Third Row: Walsh, Y. Richards, Robinson, Siravo 1941 232 RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR The Rhode Island Slate College Concert-Choir one of the largest mixed organizations in the col- lege, has a membership of about 100 men and women. The group studies and renders selections in the field of sacred and secular choral music. This year the R. I. S. C. Concert Choir, besides taking part in local concerts at the college and in the state, participated at the New England Inter- collegiate Glee Club Festival which was held at the University of New Hampshire, April 18th and 19th. Here ten New England Colleges were represented, and programs were presented by the individual college choirs and by all the college groups acting as a unit. Plans for joint concerts with the University of Connecticut have also been made. OFFICERS MEN Manager Walton Scott, Jit. Business Manager, Rolaisd Gagnon Publicity Manager, Donald Johnstone WOMEN Managers, Blanche Richard Ruth Bricgs Business Manager, Margaret Brown Secretary Jeanne Pyne Accompanist Emil Benson ' 42 Director Lee C. McCauley GRIST 233 R. I. S. C. LITTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OFFICERS Manager Walter Kenyon Business Manager, Charles Scott Publicity Manager, Mabel Barcamian Concertmaster, Frank W. Bugielski Director, Professor Lee C. McCauley The Rhode Island State College Little Sym- phony Orchestra, which performs under the direction of Professor Lee C. McCauley, has this year been received with greater enthusiasm than ever by the student body. Although the orchestra does not receive as much publicity as do the other musical groups it is yet of equal importance in the musical picture at Rhode Island State College. The members of the orchestra meet regularly and work faithfully under the direction of Professor McCauley. The group studies and presents works of the classical, romantic, and modern composers. In addition to regular concerts which are pre- sented by the group at the college, this year the idea of having joint concerts with the University of Connecticut brought greater activity to this organization. 1941 234 R. I. S. C. BAND ASSOCIATION The popularly known “Blue and White” Band completed one of its most active years since its beginning under an improved program of organ- ization and performance. The Rhode Island Band became one of the active charter members of the newly-formed New England College Band Asso- ciation, and participated in the first annual New England College Band Festival at Amherst, Mass- chusetts. In addition to playing during the foot- ball season, it widened its scope of activity by playing at many of the basketball games, both at home and away, and by being the first New Eng- land College Band to play in Madison Square Garden, New York. Several concerts were given by the Symphonic Band in the spring, the high- light of which was the annual assembly program. OFFICERS Faculty Adviser , Lt. Col. Frank U. Greer Director of Music . Paul E. Wiccin Assistant Leader. Alford S. Peck ham Executive Manager. Thomas R. Ashworth Asst. Executive Manager. Richard A. Houghton ASSISTANT MANAGERS Librarian. Charles Archambault Personnel Louis R. Hampton Publicity Donald H. Cohen Stage Morris R. Ostrach Equipment, Charles S. Goldstein Uniforms. Eugene Laboissonniere GRIST 235 R. I. S. C. NETWORK PERSONNEL General Manager, John Stasukevich Business Manager, Vincent Morrissette Technical Manager, Raymond Pace Operations Manager Frank Feibleman Program Manager John Sanik Sports Frank Domlon News Robert Brennan Dramatics Doris Joyce Publicity Benjamin Griffin Through the efforts of the students of the R. I. S. C., the Network became a reality in March, 1940. A charter member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, the Rhode Island State Col- lege Network, after months of experimenting and actual operation, has become a most efficient col- lege broadcasting system. The control room and studios are located in Edward’s Hall with transmission lines leading to all dormitories and houses. The studios were originally designed as music rooms and are there- fore semi-soundproof. The present operating frequency is about 575 kc, hut with the FCC changing the alloted broadcasting frequencies, a better frequency may be chosen. Through its relationship with the parent organ- ization, the IBS, the Network offers valuable training for those interested in all phases of the radio industry. Personnel cards of all members of the Network are placed on file in the New York offices of the IBS where they are easily accessible to CBS and other large networks. Front Roic : Feibelman. Morrissette. Professor Hall. Stasukevieh, Sanik, Page Second Rtnc: Laneour, Marble, Mu Moon. Hook, Martin 1941 236 Front Row: I’aim-haud, Scigelman, Prof. Ilall, Paige, Morrissette Srcond Row: Feibleman, llook, Stasukevich RADIO CLUB The Radio (dub was organized several years ago in order to be of assistance to those members who wish to pass the government’s tests for licenses; at the same time the Club could enable licensed members to continue their radio work. In 1938 the club’s importance was realized when it handled radio traffic for South County during the great hurricane in the fall of that year. Recently the club was very instrumental in organizing and starting on its way the present Radio Network. The club is also affiliated witli Rlio Epsilon, a national fraternity for amateur radio clubs in colleges and universities. OFFICERS President Raymond Page Pice-President, Abraham Seigelman Treasurer. Vincent Morrissette Secretary PHILLIP Painchaud GRIST 237 Front Row : Ballirano, Bolcr, Harrington, Cashinnn, Durkin, Clarkin, Mantrnulo. Father Lloyd, Callahan, Orlando. Richard, McBride, Perry, Meyer, Kernan Second Row: Caldarone, D ' Arey, O’Neill. Moroney, Sedalis, Pyne. Baker. Eaton, Delaney, Hartigan. McDonald, Gallogly, Walsh, Richard. Downing, Scott, Baggott. Conrad, Corrigan, Benheinier, Shanley, Gaghan, Sullivan Third Rote: Travalo, Masterson, Zammarchi, Cashnian. Kaull, Morrissetle, Morel, Murphy. Maher, Zw ' eir, Malo Fourth Row: Tobin. Sullivan. Roche, Gudeoazuskas. Tavarozzi, Coates, E. McCabe, R. McCabe NEWMAN CLUB OFFICERS President Angelo Mantenuto Vice-President, Edward Maher Secretary Mary Clarkin Treasurer Nicholas Orlando The Newman Club of Rhode Island State Col- lege is a part of the National Newman Club Fed- eration whose aim is to foster Catholic thought and culture. An intensive program of discussion on religious and ethical topics is conducted as well as a varied social program. The outstanding feature of the club’s activities is the three-day Spiritual Retreat conducted an- nually. The attendance is excellent and the stu- dents appreciate the opportunity offered. A Com- munion Breakfast is held each year in the spring. This year Angelo Mantenuto, Betty Benheimer, Edward Maher, Barbara O’Neill and Margaret Gallogly attended a convention of the New Eng- land Confederation of Newman Clubs at the Uni- versity of New Hampshire. Outside lecturers are brought on campus for the open meetings of the club. Rev. Leo Row- lands, O.S.F. Cap., Chief McNulty, Rev. Delaney, Rev. McConnell, and Dr. John Turco have been guests of the club in the capacity of guest speak- ers. Rev. Paul Lloyd, as chaplain, has been the inspiration for continuous advancement, and Miss Mabel Dickson has been a friend of the Newman Club and a loyal supporter of its activities. 1941 238 STUDENT FELLOWSHIP The Student Fellowship, a young people’s organization in connection with the village church, is open to all college students. Meetings are held each Sunday evening in the church house. The first meeting of the year is usually an informal party for the purpose of meeting the freshmen. This is followed by an outdoor meeting. The weekly meetings are made interesting as well as educational by inviting outside speakers to talk to the students on social, moral, and gen- eral topics. The speakers are college professors, writers, and well known lecturers. Panel discus- sions have also proved most successful. Programs are arranged by a Cabinet made up of representa- tives from houses and dormitories. The Student Fellowship, under the advisersliip of Reverend Harry S. McCready and President Walton H. Scott, Jr. has done much toward get- ting students together informally, and in fostering a friendly relationship between students who rarely have the opportunity to meet one another except at Student Fellowship gatherings. OFFICERS President, Walton H. Scott, Jr. V ice-Presiden t, Rorf.rt F. Gammons Secretary Rutit L. Briggs Treasurer George H. Lees Adviser, Rev. Harry S. McCready Front Row: Meyer, Lees, Rev. McCready, R. Briggs, Scott, Chaharyn Second Rote: Brown. Martin, Colombc, Barlow, Brown, Morris, Martin Third Row: McAdam, Lamont, Wisbey, Harvey, Conca, Wood GRIST 239 AERO CLUB President Harold Lemont V ice-President, Richard Houghton Secretary Vernon Matley Treasurer Lester Snider Adviser, Dr. Nicholas Alexander Tii consequence of the steadily increasing inter- est and activity in aeronautics. The Aero Club was organized at Rhode Island State College in 1935 through the efforts of Dr. Alexander and Professor Sikorsky. Since that time the club has increased greatly in size and in importance. Al- though the first members of the Aero Club were practically all engineers, with the increasing in- terest in aeronautics, students from all curricula eventually came to join the society. In addition to to the instruction which the members of the club receive from Dr. Alexander, and the valuable in- formation that may he obtained from Professor Sikorsky and other pioneers in the world of aviation, the air-minded students conduct fre- quent field trips and eventually become familiar with the rudiments of general aeronautical science. Front Roir: Gray. Rcisert, Dr. Alexander. Prof. Sikorsky, Lemon!. Palazzo, Sadler Srcond Roir : iVIarble. Hampton. Houghton. Snider. Osborne, IVIatley 1941 240 Front Row: l.ysak, Repas», Home. Dr. Alexender, Arnold, MrGann, Horowitz Second Row: Starr, Besetle, Tctreault, MacFawn, Martin, McCaskey, Siravo THE FLYING RAMS The “Flying Rams” is one of our most recently organized associations. It was founded in Novem- ber, 1940, through the initiative of Dr. Nicholas Alexander. The purpose of the Club is to foster flying and to enable CAA pilots to continue flying after the completion of their course. This organ- ization is unique in that it is probably the only one on campus that is a corporation having a state charter. The club owns a Taylorcraft, “The Fly- ing Rams”, which is kept at the State Airport in Hill sgrove. All members are allowed to use it. Two aims of the club are to have a suitable hangar and field built closer to the campus in the near future, and to increase its membership suf- ficiently so that it may join the National Aero- nautic Association of ashington, D. C. OFFICERS President Clifton Horne Vice-President Edgar Arnold Secretary Robert McCann Treasurer Herbert Rf.pass Faculty Adviser , Dr. Nicholas Alexander GRIST 241 SOCIUS CLUB OFFICERS President Philip H. Monte Secret ary-T reasurer, Barbara A. Clarke Project Committee, E. Melvin Jewett Faculty Advisers, Prof. William R. Gordon Prof. Ara A. Asadorian The Socius Club, which had its beginning as the Sociological Club in May, 1938, is an organi- zation which has as its purpose the promotion of interest in the sociological studies by showing the importance of these studies in their application in the world today. Lectures given by professional people show how sociology is related to many different fields, and movies presented to the mem- bers of the club give to them some indication of what has been done and what remains to be done in social welfare work. The group takes occa- sional trips to prisons, institutions, and similar places, and here the members get first-hand infor- mation on the work in which they are interested. 1941 242 AGGIE CLUB In addition to being probably the oldest of the organizations on the campus, the Aggie Club also is one of those having the greatest number of members. The society is represented by all the students enrolled in the School of Agriculture. The chief function of the association is the pro- motion of professional interest on the campus in agriculture. At the regular monthly meetings dis- cussions are conducted concerning recent happen- ings in the field of agriculture. The Aggie Club starts off the social year by one of the annual highlights, the colorful “Aggie Bawl.” This is one of the best attended dances of the year. OFFICERS President Howard Bardsley Vice-President Robert Hall Secretary Leona McElroy Treasurer Clark Reardon Front Roic : Reardon, Bardsley, McElroy, Hall, Chase Second Row: Scarle, Beck, Rowell, Kennedy, Underwood, Lebrun Third Row: Wood, Gillespie, Federicci Fourth Row: Iloldsworlh, Moberg, McVay, Froberg, Corsi, Monli, Parillo, Thompson, Wilson, Novack, Pickett, Scott GRIST 243 CAMERA CLUB OFFICERS President George Buivid V ice-President, Mahlon Wright Secretary Henry Fuyat Treasurer Richard Kilbane The Camera Club is a relatively new organiza- tion on our campus. Ever since the time of its formation about two years ago, the Camera Club has gained steadily in both popularity and mem- bership. This club offers to those students who are interested in photography a chance to get to- gether so that they might discuss some of the problems which confront the beginners, and to those students who are more experienced in photography the opportunity of exchanging ideas more freely is given. Besides the lectures which the club sponsors in order to keep its members abreast in the photo- graphic world, the club holds an annual photo- graphic contest. Front Row: Morrissette, Bryer, Buivid Second Row: Cashman, Bloom, Muldoon, Fuyat, Potter, Bush, Sanik, Morris 1941 244 Front Rote: Josephine Starr, Barbara McBride, Ann Chaharyn, Muriel Walling. Helen Leeh, Beverly Grout Second Rote: Evelyn Caldarone, Marilyn Mason, Audrey Delaney, Hope Tracy, Kuth Niekson, Ruth Brown HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The Home Economics Club had its beginning in 1921 and since that time its membership and its activities have increased so that at the present time it is one of the largest groups on campus. Everyone taking the Home Economics course in the college is eligible for membership in the organization. The Club aims to bring to its mem- bers some features of domestic science which will add to their experience and information and in different ways prepare them for work after col- lege. The organization meets twice a month at which times an outstanding speaker in some line of domestic science is presented. An interesting feature of the Home Economics Club is the An- nual Food Bazaar; ordinarily this is presented around Christmas time but this year the members have changed this custom and are presenting the Bazaar on May Day. A fashion show which is presented in the spring is always of great interest. In it the students display the clothes they have made. The Home Economics (dub is directly af- filiated with the National Home Economics Association. OFFICERS President Ann Chaharyn Vice-President Ruth Oldrid Secretary Muriel Walling Treasurer Ruth Noble Social Chairman , Laura Mae Odland Iiazaar Chairman, Mabel Bakcamian GRIST 245 Front Row: Langlois, Sanik, Prof. Nelson, Lewis, Dr. Kraus, Morris. Nemtzow Srcontl Koic: Dr. Parks. Wilkins, Mantenuto. Salisbury. Malo. Phillips. Prof. Carlelon Third Row: Jamieson. LaCueux, Paul, Earhardt CHEMISTRY SOCIETY OFFICERS President Leonard Lewis Vice-President John Sanik Secretary Roland Langlois Treasurer William Morris The Chemistry Society has as its main purpose an attempt to make the work of the student of greater interest to him and to bring to the chem- istry student a realization of the many fields with which his major subject is definitely concerned. This society, an organization composed of stu- dents majoring in the field of chemistry, offers an extensive program to its members. Regular meetings, interesting lectures, moving pictures, and discussions all help to promote interest in chemical research and problems. It not only fos- ters greater cooperation between instructor and student but also aids the student in making a more definite decision as to his chosen field of special- ization in the larger field of chemistry. The year’s activities are concluded with a chemical exhibit displayed in conjunction with the annual Inter- scholastic Field Day in May. 1941 246 ENGINEERING COUNCIL The Engineering Council of Rhode Island State College was organized in 1938. This group is made up of two members from each of the four engi- neering societies. Its chief function is to create a closer relationship between the societies and thus to coordinate the affairs and activities of the four societies with the end in view of stimulating im- provement of engineering as a whole. The council sponsors a smoker and banquet each year where speakers are presented. Last year the council was instrumental in publishing the first engineering magazine at the college, The Integral. The Engineering Council sponsors the Slide Rule Strut which was presented for the first time in 1939. This semi-formal dance uses technical surroundings and apparatus as a background and has been received with such enthusiasm by the student body that it has developed into a popular annual affair. OFFICERS President Robert Afflick Secretary Leon Goff Treasurer Herbert Repass Adviser Dean Royal L. Wales Front Row: Goff, AfHick, Dean Wales, Repass, Feelev. Second Row: Stasukevieh, Raymond, Horowitz, Moullrop GRIST 247 STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS President Irving Horowitz Vice-President Eugene Nurmi Secretary Fred Raymond Treasurer Robert Carter Faculty Adviser, Prof. T. Stephen Crawford The Chemical Engineering Society is the youngest of the engineering groups on campus. It was founded in 1937. Not for long did it remain a local, for on December 15th, 1938, Dr. M. E. Molstead of Yale University, Secretary of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, in- stalled the Rhode Island chapter as a member of the national student organization. Rhode Island followed Yale, M. I. T., and Northeastern in its affiliation with the Institute. Although it is still fairly young, the Chemical Engineering Society has lost little time in stimulating professional in- terest among its members in the wide field of chemical engineering. This has been accom- plished through periodic conferences and field trips to many industrial plants. Front Row: Raymond, Carter, Mr. Beatty, Horowitz, Dr. Crawford, Nurmi, Miga Second Row: Shusman. Cashman, Burkhardt, Horowitz. Hancock, Hicks Third Row: Ryan, Sullivan, Doherty, Ashton, Parnigoni 248 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS The second oldest of the engineering societies at Rhode Island State College was founded in 1904 as the Mechanical Engineering Society. Since that time it has developed into the largest of the engineering societies. This group fosters interest in the hroad field of mechanical engineer- ing through the media of lectures by engineers, movies, and discussions on topics which are of importance to those students who wish to become future mechanical engineers. Through its affilia- tion with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1928 the smaller group was given the opportunity to see and hear professional men in the field of mechanical engineering. Of very great importance to the members of the society are the Society’s Employment Service and Engineering Council for Professional Betterment which will be sources of great benefit to the members after they have left college. OFFICERS President Robekt Afflick Vice-President, Harold Lemont Secretary Edward Feeley T reasurer Lester Bills Honorary Chairman. Prof. Carroll D. Billmyer GRIST 249 Front Row: Shaw, Slene. Hasney, Prof. Hall. Slasukevich. Goff. Stanhope. Second Ro ir: Emma, Hedison. Fratantuono, Gudeczauskas, White. Dubois. Gammons, Bornstein, Duffy. Third Row: Buivid, Newell, Mahoney. Hasso. AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS OFFICERS President James F. Hasney Vice-President, John E. Stasukevich Secretary-T reasurer , Edward L. Stene Faculty Adviser, Professor Wesley B. Hall The Electrical Engineering Society, which was founded way back in 1898. has the distinction of being the oldest of all the Engineering Societies at Rhode Island State College. In 1923 the local society joined the national organization, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. The main service performed by the society is the pro- motion of student interest by encouraging full participation at the regular meetings of the society, hv arranging field trips that will he bene- ficial to the members, and by the entertainment of guest speakers, usually men who are experi- enced and prominent in the field of electrical en- gineering. The society has been instrumental in fostering friendship among the different students and classes in electrical engineering and has pro- vided contacts with men in this field on the outside. 1941 250 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS In 1932 the Civil Engineering Society of Rhode Island State College became affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers. Since that time the local group has progressed rapidly in interest and activity. Through the excellent pro- gram afforded the society by means of its meet- ings. those students who have the desire to develop into the designers of bridges, parkways, buildings and dams of tomorrow, have the op- portunity to become better acquainted with pro- fessional engineers, their work, and practices. Those who attend the periodic meetings of the society hear lectures by men with first-hand in- formation in the field of engineering. Movies, dis- cussions, conferences and field trips all do their part in helping the Civil Engineers at Rhode Island State College to increase their knowledge and experience in that field in which they are interested. OFFICERS President John Coonan Vice-President John Kozak Secretary Herbert Repass Treasurer MURRAY Cordin Faculty Adviser , Professor Frank W. Stubbs Front Rote: Sweeney, Cevoli, kozack. Coonan, Repass, Montanaro. MeUann Second Rote: Romano. Codola. Moultrop. Sweet, Sakakeeney. Corsi, D’Angelo Third Rote: Ilammond, MaeKinnon, Strong, Withey GRIST 251 Page Major Dances 254 Class Vote 262 Campus Shots 266 Class Prophecy 268 Class Day 270 Snapshots 271 In Memoriam 273 Acknowledgments 274 FEATURES 252 253 QUEEN OF THE AGGIE BALL Barrara Whaley Among the rustic boughs animated by the occasional moo of a calf and the cackle of a chicken, 275 couples viewed the 32nd Aggie Bawl. Through the efforts of Phil Monte, chairman of music, the Aggie Club was honored with the reap- pearance of the Fenton Brothers’ sixteen piece orchestra. This musical organiza- tion again proved to be as popular with the 300 couples in attendance as it had been at the Aggie Bawl of 1939. The dance, already well known for its exten- sive ami pertinent decoration, was ac- centuated by a specially erected booth for the patrons. This construction was outlined with horse collars and other pieces of harness, plus various imple- ments such as plows, planters, and cul- tivators, which were all secured from nearby farms. One portion of the booth was set aside to house the first four- wheeled gig w hich the interior of Lippitt Hall has ever seen, and probably ever will see. During the “dance set” that pre- ceded intermission, this gig, powered by four powerful football men, carried the Queen and her attendants in a review 1941 254 which ended before a throne. The throne, composed of two wagon wheels as sides and covered by a thatched roof, was the scene of further festivity. With the crowd attentively watching. Miss Bar- bara Whaley was crowned by Howard Bardsley, energetic president of the Aggie Club, with a wreath of flowers, and presented with a cup symbolic of her honor. Miss Whaley comes from nearby Wakefield and succeeds Miss Muriel Dickinson last year’s lovely Harvest Queen. The general setting was of an agricul- tural nature. As you entered the hall, there w T as overhead a solid mass of boughs which, played on by several colored spot- lights, gave the autumn colors that har- monized with the thoughts of harvest time. These boughs were cut and trans- ported from nearby stands of wood by the hard labor of the committee. Sur- rounding the bandstand were pine boughs interwoven with squash, pump- kins, apples and other harvest products which gave the necessary autumn color- ing. At the eastern end of the hall, stables were built to house several favored goats and calves. From these enclosures came the occasional moo of the calf of which we have spoken. Flanking these were several pens of R. I. Red chickens which gave w ' ay to eight eggs during the evening despite the unusual excitement for them. From a nearby South Comity farm, the Aggie Club w as able to acquire a large, snarling raccoon. This raccoon was kept in the hall during the entire dance and remained in good humor, also, not break- ing the chains which kept him in good custody. These animals were all made available through the courtesy of those who have, for several years, shown a genuine interest in the welfare of the Aggie Club here at Rhode Island. To these people, and the forty-two agricultural students who wholeheart- edly combined their efforts under the general chairmanship of Norman Chase, goes the credit of staging a most success- ful dance — the first major dance of 1940, the Aggie Bawl. GRIST 255 SOPH HOP Jean Yare The Soph Hop, traditional formal dance of the class of 1943, entered the scene of campus socials in a gala manner on December 12, 1940. Rodman Hall, transformed by colorful spotlights play- ing on an unusual winter scene, was oc- cupied by some one hundred and ninety couples. All those who attended w ere very much pleased with the selection of the hand. Claude Thornhill, who previously had played at the Roseland Ballroom in Boston and entertained at the Boston University Military Ball, was the man who led his fifteen piece orchestra in the pleasing chords of music. The features of the evening’s music were Claude Thorn- hill at the piano and xylophone, and his charming singer, Jane Essex, plus the unforgetable Boy Jenney, the had humor man. Upon a throne resembling a snow chair and with spotlights focused. Miss Jean Yare representative of Delta Zeta, was officially crowned by Claude Thornhill as the Sweetheart of ’42. 1941 256 SLIDE RULE STRUT The most successful Slide Rule Strut ever to be held was presented by the engineers on March 27, 1941 at the Lip- pitt Gym. Amidst the surroundings of working models of engineering accomplishments, a gay crowd enjoyed the pleasing rhythms of Eddie Quinton’s orchestra. The feature of this year’s Strut was the selection of a Queen Engineerette. To Miss Peggy Armbrust went the honor of being chosen the first Queen. In addi- tion to her regal crown the new queen received a key to Bliss Hall, the home of the engineers. Pegcy Armbrust COMMITTEE General Chairman Music Publicity Programs Tickets Robert Afflick Edward Feeley Leon Goff Frederick Raymond Irvinc Horowitz Decorations, Herbert Repass, Kendall Moultrop Floor John Stasukevich GRIST 257 MILITARY BALL Always a colorful and highly appeal- ing dance because of the ceremonies and the atmosphere, which are an integral part of the Military Ball, the event this year far surpassed those of former years. Scahhard and Blade, National Honorary Military Society on the campus, con- ducted this successful dance in Rodman Hall on its traditional date, the eve of Washington ' s Birthday, February 21, with probably more appropriate sur- roundings and sentiment than any formal has ever had on this campus. The interior was skillfully arranged and completely transformed as if by a magic wand. Divisional and regimental insignia, standards and color predom- inated. These, coupled with the numer- ous uniforms of the cadet officers and stu- dents, the colorful dress uniforms of the guests and the returning alumni, who are once again in the Nation’s service, lend- ing a most distinctive military tinge. The program opened with a Grand March led by his Excellency J. Howard McGrath and the retiring honorary Co-ed Colonel, lovely Blanche Richards. Many couples joined in this march neces- Ri th Oldrid 258 sitating strategic maneuvers by the Governor to keep it from entangling. This he managed so skillfully and ably that it is still the subject of discussion here and away from Kingston. Following a period of general dancing to the sweet strains of Red Norvo’s Orchestra, the evening’s most awaited moment came. The impressive ceremony of the Senior Cadet Officers, the sabre arch by the Juniors served as a prelude to the unveiling of a new honorary Co-ed Colonel. Singled out of the darkness by a sole spotlight as she stepped forth from behind closed curtains, pretty Ruth Oldrid was acclaimed with much awe and joy by all present. Our new Colonel was chosen by all students enrolled in the military course by ballot during the week preceding. The utmost secrecy always surrounds this vote. She was chosen from a field of five worthy candidates all of whom were nominated by Scabbard and Blade members. The new Co-ed Colonel was presented to the public by her pred- ecessor and her title bestowed upon her by Governor McGrath. Junior Cadet Officers were then tapped and presented for membership in the Honorary Military Society. Governor McGrath was presented with a service bar and inducted as an honorary member of Scabbard and Blade by Cadet Captain Sherman Bailey. The most climatic and thrilling mo- ment of the evening came with the dim- ming of lights, the flick of sabres, the unfurling of the flag, and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. No event or situation could convey in so short a time all the feeling and meaning that this moment held for the cadet officers and the general gathering. Many couples passed through the long receiving line of Military, State and Col- lege dignitaries. Governor and Mrs. J. Howard McGrath headed this group among whom were Congressman Aime J. Forand, Brigadier General and Mrs. Herbert R. Dean, Brigadier General and Mrs. Earl Webster, Colonel and Mrs. Frank U. Greer, members of the Board of Trustees and other college representatives. All in all the Scabbard and Blade presented a fine dance and one which will leave an important imprint in the tradition of Rhode Island State College. Chairman Jack Hyland and his commit- tee are indeed deserving of every praise given them. JUNIOR PROM ‘‘The Prom’s the thing.” Truer words have never been spoken as far as this annual dance is concerned. For days and weeks and months, the student body, and we understand the faculty too, of Rhode Island State College look forward with joy to this gala event. For many years now our Junior Prom has been on a par with the quality of any similar dance of any New England College. In the past years, Ozzie Nelson, Ray Noble, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey have all performed. Last year. Chairman Herbert Woodbury, through his extended efforts brought Larry Clinton. Ford Leary, and the ever popular Bea Wain to the Biltmore Ball- room. This dance, best remembered by recent classes, proved to be very popular as many current remarks will guarantee. We believe that we too, the class of 1941, have staged a Prom that will not only be one well remembered, but one set as a goal for following classes to shoot at. In fact, we might say that this year’s dance was the unusual or unique in more than one way. It all goes hack to the days when the chairman was worrying about a satis- factory date that would be suitable to all. After much debate, one date was picked, but the ballroom was not available. Then 1941 260 came a huddle with the Class Advisor Doc Pease and the committee. From this meeting came the decision to ask the Ad- ministrative Council to cancel classes on May first, which they did. Thus, the Junior class was able to have this favored dance on April 30, 1940 at the Biltmore Ballroom. Finally, on the evening of April 30, the elite of the campus met in formal attire in the atmosphere of beauty and dignity that only the Junior Prom affords. The class was not to he outdone by previous years in the matter of hands, for they secured Glen Gray and his famous Casa Loma Orchestra. Thus, with his famous theme song, “Smoke Rings”, Gray, co- featured with Kenney Sargent and Pee Wee Hunt, took over the bandstand to open the evening’s pleasure. Before the evening was over everyone was speaking of our handsome six foot, four inch maestro, Glen Gray. Virginia Gilman Glen Gray and Queen We have said the Prom was unusual. Here it is again, for a 30-minute coast-to- coast hookup broadcast over the Colum- bia Networks brought the Prom and its sweet music to the parents and friends of those present. Previous to the broadcast, the official r eceiving line of patrons which included Governor and Mrs. Van- derbilt, Dr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Bress- ler. Dr. and Mrs. John Barlow, Colonel and Mrs. Frank Greer, and Colonel and Mrs. Skinner, met the many guests. To usher the couples through the reception line were Walt Lysak, Elmer Ladouceur, and Eugene Greene. In a deserving ceremony, the candi- dates for Prom Queen were escorted to the handstand and with the assistance of Glen Gray, Pee Wee Hunt, and Kenney Sargent, Miss Virginia Gilman was selected for the honor, and duly named the Queen of the 1940 Junior Prom. GRIST 261 VENUS SENIOR CLASS VOTE VOTED BY THE MEN Most Beautiful Coed . . Most Respected Coed . Most Thorough Lady . Biggest Society Lady . . Most Collegiate . . . . Best Dressed Best Matured Best Dancer Smoothest Most Dependable . . . . Blanche Richard Blanche Richard Blanche Richard Peppy Armbrust Anna Moskalyk Peppy " Armbrust Anna Moskalyk Blanche Richard Blanche Richard . Jane Sanborn VOTED BY THE WOMEN Most Handsome “Ed” . Most Respected .... Most Thorough Gentleman Biggest Society Gentleman Most Collegiate .... Best Dressed Best Matured . Best Dancer Smoothest . . Bud Conley Milton Waltcher Maurice Belisle . Windy Hey . Norman Chase Jack Hyland Warner Keaney . Windy Hey Jack Hyland Blanche Richard Most Beautiful Pecgy Armbrust Best Dressed Anna Moskalyk Best Natured 262 ADONIS Bud Conley Most Handsome “Ed” Milt Waltcher Most Respected Maurice Belisi.e Most Thorough Gentleman GENERAL FACTS GENERAL FACTS Favorite Sport Basketball Most Common Subject of Bull Sessions Sex Wages Expected on First Job $25 Should R. I. State Have Entrance Exams? Yes Have You Prospects For a Job? . . . . Yes 50%, No 50% Your Age Upon Graduation 22 Have You Benefited from Fraternity or Sorority Yes Average Cost of Dates $2 At What Age Do You Expect to Marry? 25 Average Time Spent in Studying 3 hours Average Cost of College Education $2000 Was It Money Well Spent? Yes Favorite College Pastime Dates Do You Favor A Yearly Trip to New York En Masse? Yes Average Cost of Your Trip to the Big City $15 Do You Go Steady? No Favorite Magazine Life Best Movie Gone With the Wind Do You Like to Dress Sloppy? No Toughest Course Zoology 1 Do You Enjoy Assembly Periods No 263 VENUS VOTED BY ENTIRE CLASS Best All Around “Ed” Bud Conley Best All Around Athlete Warner Keaney Most Popular Walton Scott, Jr. Most Brilliant Leon Goff Most Versatile Milton Waltclier Most Likely to Succeed Milton Waltclier Wittiest Roland Gagnon Most Optimistic Preston Babbitt Biggest Campus Politician Larry Gates Biggest Drag with the Faculty Nathan Shippee Did Most for the College Milton Waltclier Most Humorous Roland Gagnon Most Dependable Elmer Ladouceur Most Popular Professor Dr. Cheadle VOTED BY ENTIRE CLASS Best All Around Coed Margaret Thackeray Best All Around Athlete Jane Sanborn Most Popular Blanche Richard Most Brilliant Anna Moskalyk Most Versatile Anna Moskalyk Most Likely to Succeed Blanche Richard W ittiest Anna Moskalyk Most Optimistic Anna Moskalyk Biggest Campus Politician Anna Moskalyk Biggest Drag with the Faculty Barbara Webster Did Most for College Margaret Thackeray Most Humorous Anna Moskalyk 1941 Best All Around “Co-ed” Margaret Thackeray Best All Around Athlete Jane Sanrorn Best All Around Athlete Warner Keaney 264 I ADONIS Most Popular Walton Scott, Jk. Most Brilliant Leon Goff : Most Dependable Elmer Ladouceur CLASS VOTE The class vote was not complete but we believe that there was enough of a majority of voters to give a fair idea of the trend. In the vote for the most beautiful, Blanche Richard was the winner, with Peggy Ambrust a close second. Blanche and Peggy were on every ballot with the votes very close. Peggy was voted the Best Dressed and Biggest Society Lady. Anna Moskalyk had little competition in the final count for the Best Natured and Most Collegiate Co-ed. alton Scott and Bud Conley were in a close vote for Most Handsome Ed with Bud the winner. Warner Keaney was unanimous choice for Best All Around Athlete and Best Natured. There was a very ' close vote be- tween Maurice Belisle and Bud Conley over the title of Best All Around Ed with Bud the winner. Maurice received a majority over Elmer Ladouceur in the vote for the title of Most Thorough Gentleman. The wittiest Seniors of the year had no trouble being identified for the votes were unanimously ' in favor of Anna Moskalyk and Roland Gagnon. Jane Sanborn was voted the Best All Around Women Athlete and Margaret Thackeray the Best All Around Co-ed. Basketball was the favorite sport of the class with a great deal of interest in football as brought out by ' the voting. There was a tie vote on prospects for a job which is a good sign, as in former years the answer has been “No”. The graduation age varied from 20 to 29 with 22 the average age upon graduation. We have one in the hooks for Ripley for there are some here that say the average cost of a date is 10c while others spend $5.00. The average for the class, however, is $2.00. The New York trip was apparently a great success for the Seniors proved in the vote that the trip should be a yearly one. Gone With the Wind was our best movie with Philadelphia Story the next choice. In the magazine questionnaire we found that the most read was Life, followed by Readers Digest and Esquire. What happened to Vogue ? GRIST 265 266 GRIST 267 CLASS PROPHECY The marvels of this age! I never realized so many people could be assembled in one place. Noise! tbe drone of a formation of army bombers would sound like the hum of bumble bees compared to this din. I’m literally being pushed and jostled about by the terrific onslaught of spectators who have mobbed Madison Square Garden tonight. Each seems intent on procuring the few available seats remaining. You can hardly blame them. The outstanding athletic event of the year has materialized, limes Square News Tower has been screeching these headlines for the past few weeks: “Tickets now on sale for Indiana-Rhode Island St ale Basketball Game — Madison Square Garden — Saturday, March 22, 1961.” More significant than any of tbe last year’s national tournament games, this fracas promises a thrill for every action packed minute of the fray. Coach Warner Keaney, following much the same style his illustrious father made famous in ’41, is confident that the Rams will take Indiana by a good margin. Bud Conley’s son, Fred Jr., is R. I. star forward and tbe mainstay of the quintet this year. There seems to be some excitement at the northeast entrance of the Garden. The Governor of Rhode Island, His Excellency James Butler and his staff are arriving. Some of them seem familiar — there’s Ralph Millspaugli, Rene Duranleau, and the new Secretary of State, Elmer Ladouceur. New York s Commissioner of Roads, Herb Wisbey is on hand to welcome the delegation and present the keys of the city to Rhode Island’s third woman mayor, little Patsy Murphy, whose father, one time Mayor of Kingston, now owns and operates “Murphy’s Mysoginist Mansion”, a better class boarding house for bachelors. It would seem that the ’41 alumni are well represented. Upstairs in the press box, I found Dave Smith, Art Kelman, and A1 Pcckham, ace reporters of Callahan’s News Syndicate busily engaged making last minute preparations to wire their stories in. Columbia’s ace sports commentators Vin Morrissette and Jolin Stasukevich were testing microphones and Nick Orlando, manager of the Garden, was doing some heavy speculating with his assistant man- ager Larry Gates. New York has really been Rhody conscious these last few years. With an annual schedule that now includes Seton Hall, Long Island University, City College of New York, Westminster, and last year Wisconsin, the Rams have steadily risen in popularity and favor with the fans. The President of the College, Nathan Shippee, and Dean of Women, Helen Leon, agreed to suspend classes for a week if the team manages to overcome Indiana in this final tournament game. Everyone of the 18,000 Garden seats has been sold out in advance. In the reserved section, I find several members of the Puerto Rican Board of Education — Helen Beaven, Leon Goff, Burton Froberg, and Florence Skoog- who had been flown over from the island by that famous team of TVA Transport Pilots, Anna Moskalyk and Boh Irons. I was pleased to learn that Alice Jewell and Elaine Walcott were stewardesses on the same plane. I stopped long enough at the lunch counter to hear that the new drink “Pansar-Cola” discovered by A1 Pansar is gradually outselling all other popular brands. As a matter of fact, tbe new elite restaurant of Fifth Ave. operated by tbe Misses Bailey and Briggs lias been urging customers to sample tins new ' taste thrill. In tbe lobby, John Creech, prosperous from his discovery of oil on Block Island, was speaking most enthusiastically of the newly constructed series of bridges joining the islands of Narraganselt Bay the masterpiece of engineer Milt Waltcher. However, Milt modestly admits that he couldn’ 1 have done it without the assistance of Walt Novack, Anthony Caputi and Bob Afflick. Third assistant Garden Manager, John Gillespie, told me earlier this evening that a special dele- gation of Rhode Island Girl Scouts were to be guests of the New York Athletic Association of which Elmer Cornell is acting President. Scout Master Margaret Thackeray and her counsellors. Bettv Williams, Barbara Webster and Peggy Kent accompanied the group. According to Walt Scott, publicity director at the college, the co-editors of “Live” Magazine, Sher- man Bailey and Gordon Pennoyer, have planned an extensive publicity campaign for the famous Ram team. So dynamic has been Rhody’s rise to fame that it is rumored on good authority that Herb Repass, who has done well for himself in Hollywood, is attempting to pursuade head of MGM, Harold Werner to make a series of Ram shorts for National Athletic Week. 1941 268 Several prominent alumni are to he featured in this National Athletic Week program. Louis “Duke” Abhruzzi, one time star quarter back of the State team, will lecture to undergraduates of Rockwell Prep School on the “aesthetic value of athletics”. In the tennis world the indomitable Wimbledon cup team of a few r years ago. Windy Hey and Bob Larrabee are planning several demonstra- tion matches in the Garden. The winners of the National Open Golf Tournament of 1945, Larry Harrigan and Bob Conrad, will demonstrate the new club grip responsible for their phenomenal success. Rumor has it that with proper financial stipulations arrangements may be completed to present the popular roller skate dancing team Hazel Joyce and Herb Gosling. The team created quite a sensation last year in their invitation performance before the “Crown Head of Europe”. Currently co-featured with the masculine part of the N.A.W. Program, Woman’s Athletic Club Director Nancy Williams promises events of outstanding interest to the feminine world. Innovations in the women’s field of athletics were startlingly heralded in 1946 with Ruth Thornton’s breathtaking 100 foot swan dive and Muriel Selby and Barbara McBride’s pine ski jumps. Jane Sanborn, All- American Sports Week Queen, will wear a gown made of a new secret plastic material, the discovery of chemist Pat Kayes, and designed by Peg Armbrust, of “La Maison de Charme” swank Park Avenue style salon. Most of the sports fans at the game tonight have been speaking enthusiastically of the Photography exhibit which wealthy philanthropist Carroll Billmyer has been sponsoring this week. The winning portrait was an action shot of Metropolitan Opera Maestro Roland Gagnon expressing a very pro- nounce “Pianissimo” during an interlude of Monte’s Fifth Symphony in 6 flats. The work of ace photographer George Buivid, this composition was decorated with a blue ribbon for excellence by judges Helen Abrams, Marcella Czubak, Stephen Zweir and A1 Tavarozzi of the National Association of Retail Artists of America. Creating quite a sensation in the field of expressionalistic art, the com- position “Sea Gull Gathering Grapes” by Surrealist artist Frank Zammarchi initiated a new style in technique. The sculpture of Virginia Holley and Margaret Boyle was very enthusiastically received by art lovers everywhere. Several prominent people in the field of arts and letters are in the Garden tonight. Norman Chace, Pulitzer Prize winner for his autobiography Wedded Bliss is conversing with Phyllis Arnold, famous for her weekly articles in Science Digest. Barbara Penney and Vincy Ruggieri collaborators of the new text hook on Nutrition and Vitamin Research are discussing lunch counter problems with Shel Salisbury owner and manager of the nationally famous line of Salisbury fountains. The loud speaker in the Garden has just announced that Maurie Belisle is the winner of the Mantenuto Sweepstakes this year, Manty and his staff of able assistants, George August, Howard Bardsley, Lester Bills, and Henry Capotosto initiated a pool in 1941 which has increased to such pro- portions that its popularity and financial receipts now eclipse the Irish Sweepstakes. There is much excitement in Kingston over the announcement that “Premiere Ballerina” Norma Joyce of the Russian Ballet has offered her extensive dancing experience to take charge of the chorus in the 1961 Rhody Revue. Head of BMI, A1 Gadrow promises that he will hack the songs written by that inimitable song writing team the. Babbitt twins. Rated in collegiate circles as one of the out- standing musical comedies of the year. The Revue, financially bac ked this year by alumna Virginia Gilman, will be presented in Hyland’s State Theatre in Kingston. Palumbo’s Advertising Agency, with headquarters in Waltham, has been contracted to arrange for a nation-wide billboard publicity program. While walking down Forty-Second Street this afternoon, I met and chatted with Theresa Ferrazzoli, the college nurse. She was very elated about the physical condition of the undergraduates at Rhody this year. It appears that the ruling of the State Health Commissioner, Eleanor Suitor, that one of Hobson’s Health Capsules be consumed by each student per day has had fine results. Just managed to say hello to three of Saks’ superior buying staff, Lee Clarke, Ann Chaharyn, and Pat Damon. They are anticipating a busy spring as a result of the tremendous turn to Town and Country sport clothes as advertised in Petersen’s “Gentlemen’s Guide” this month. At least there seems to be ample money in circulation according to statistics in Machon’s Stock Market Report issued yesterday. Here comes the Rhody team now for a few minutes of practice shooting before the game. Coach Flip Keaney, Doc Heffeman, and trainer DeCesare have taken their positions on the bench and are nervously awaiting the whistle. Of course, I have no way of predicting who will finish with the top edge on the score but I might suggest that you read your Journal tomorrow ' — March 23, 1961. FINIS GRIST 269 CLASS DAY June 1, 1941 Chairman — Harold W. Hyland Honorary Member — Dr. Edward M. J. Pease PROGRAM Invocation Welcome Address Presentation of Class Gift to College Acceptance of Class Gift .... Presentation of Class Gift to Adviser Acceptance of Class Gift to Adviser Class Prophecy Class Oration Farewell Address Ivy Address Ivy Planting Benediction Father Paul Lloyd Walton H. Scott, Jr. Frederick S. Conley Dr. John Barlow Norman S. Chase Dr. E. M. J. Pease James D. Murphy Nathan Shippee Blanche Richard Phyllis Arnold Marcaret Thackeray, Helen Leon . . . Rev. Harry S. McCready FROM THE CLASS OK 1942 MARSHALS Louis R. Hampton Arnold Anderson COLOR GUARDS Wallace Barnes J ackS. Joyce Samuel Barker John Kozak USHERS Lester Snider Jack Ferris William Myyra Mahlon Wright 270 271 mm SPORTS LEADERS 1941 RHODY BASKETEERS WiN " DUKE " ABBRUZZI ON A RAMPAGE NATIONAL RECOGNITION. IN THE BROVvIN GAME. THE. CR055 COUNTRY TEAM WON THE IC4-A TITLE. THEGIRLS HOCKEY TEAM WAS UNBEATEN. 272 IN MEMORIAM Gilbert Bernard Kornstein Born — -April 4, 1921 Died — December 23, 1940 Killed in Student Solo Flight GRIST 273 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The publication of the 1941 Grist is not entirely the work of the Seniors. There are many who, each year, help the staff by suggestions, contributions, and cooperation. We are particularly thankful to the following: Dr. Harold W. Browning for general advice. Miss Magdalen Colston who cheerfully acted as secre- tary for the entire staff. Mr. William Mokray whose athletic pictures are always a feature in the Grist. Mr. Bromage of the Providence Journal for his leniency in allowing us to use some of their pictures. Frank Lanning of the Providence Journal for his very pleasing and worthy presentation of the drawing which appears on page 268. Those interested students and faculty members who assisted the staff by contributions of pictures, material, and time. 274 Compliments of Compliments of E. L. NORTHUP WAKEFIELD BRANCH CO. Socony Gasoline and Socony Vacuum Products Wakefield R. I. Wakefield, R. I. Patronize Our Advertisers Edgewood Secretarial School A PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR YOUNG WOMEN Secretarial Courses for College Women Summer Session — June 23 Fall Term — September 8 198 Armington St. Catalog on Request Edgewood, R. I. Clark F. Murdough ’32 Principal 275 Joseph M. Herman Shoe Co. SHOE MANUFACTURERS MILLIS, MASSACHUSETTS Seidner’s MAYONNAISE Compliments of cJhe House of (Hathaway Compliments of Kelley Ice Cream Co. SHELDONS 160 Main St. Wakefield A Complele Line of Home Furnishings Brownell Field Co. Providence, R. I. THE UTTER COMPANY Printers and Publishers for Washington County for Over Eighty Years Printers of the “Beacon” 276 BROWN SHARPE “World’s Standard of Accuracy” Milling Machines Grinding Machines Screw Machines Machinists ' Tools Cutters and Hobs Arbors and Adapters Screw Machine Tools The College Commons LIPPITT HALL WATSON HOUSE QUALITY AND PRICE. FOOD SERVICE SPIRIT To satisfy any Collegiate appetite. Catalog on request. BROWN Cr SHARPE MFC. CO. Providence, R. I. Pumps and Vises Other Useful Equipment 277 Droitcour Printing Company • Transforms editorial ideas into ink and paper with the maximum of beauty, • and invites comparison. 278 Best Wishes to the CLASS of 1941 VAN DALE [P ' holographs of (Distinction Etchings, Oil Paintings, Pastels, Studio, Home, and Commercial Photography. 279 A MARK (IF QUALITY Wherever New England men of good taste gather you ' ll iind the Kennedy label in great evidence For years this mark has been their guiding star in the selection of their clothing. It represents the accumulation of years of ex- perience outfitting men and young men with the clothing they want at prices they want to pay. It ' s in the light of this experience that New England men, in ever increasing num- bers. come to Kennedy ' s. KENNEDY’S WESTMINSTER and DORRANCE STREETS WAKEFIELD TRUST COMPANY WAKEFIELD, R. I. Capital $ 200,000 Surplus and Profits Over $450,000 Safe Deposit Boxes to Rent Commercial and Savings Accounts Solicited George A. 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