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1947 THE GRIST Rhode Island State College HELEN C. WEBB EDITOR-IN-CHIEF KENNETH E. FROEBERG MANOOG T. ITEDITSIAN CO-BUSINESS MANAGERS GREEN HALL The Administration Offices are on the first floor of this building and the College Library occupies the entire second floor. 2 THE GRIST PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE AT KINGSTON, RHODE ISLAND 1947 TABLE OF CONTENTS COLLEGE FACULTY CLASSES ATHLETICS MEN’S and WOMEN’S ACTIVITIES HONORARIES PUBLICATIONS CLUBS and SOCIETIES ORGANIZATIONS FEATURES ADVERTISING Dear Reader: The Grist staff of 1947 can hardly hope to equal the high standard the Grist achieved in prewar days, because of the many serious and un- foreseen difficulties encountered. The cost of printing has been high. The scarcity of paper and other necessary materials also hindered our work. The copy has been cut, and recut, and photographs had to be limited. However, this is the farewell message of the 1947 Senior class to the student body and the faculty of Rhode Island State College. May this book bring back many happy college memories to each of you. The GRIST STAFF of 1947 The grist of 1947 is dedicated to THE MEN AND WOMEN OF RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR II. IT IS THROUGH THEIR EFFORTS THAT WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE TO. .AND WORK FOR. PERMANENT PEACE WITH THE SAME SPIRIT THAT THEY ANSWERED THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY. WE ARE PROUD OF THEM ALWAYS 6 »»»» »»»»»»» ««« «««««««« In Me mo riant ROBERT JOHN BARRAT ROBERT K1EIIN BATCH EIDER El ICAR PERCY BEAVER IRVING BLAZAR EDWARD FRANCIS BOYLAN VINCENT EMILE BRODEI R LEROY HORTON BROWN WILLIAM JOSEPH BIJCKL1N JOHN GLENNON BYRNES PATRICK BENJAMIN CAPPUCCIO FRANCIS DEAN CARRAGIIEK JAMES FRANCIS CAVANAUGH LEVERETT BOOKER CLARK HARVEY RINGLAND COLOME VICTOR NICHOLAS CONTI GEORGE IRVING COOK STUART TRUMBLE COOPER IRVING DALE CORNELL CHARLES BEVERLY COl TTS JOHN DUDLEY CROUCHLEY. JR. PHILIP MONROE DAVIS ARTHUR CURTIS DAY JOHN ANTHONY JOSEPH D.SANTIS ARTHUR HOWARD ELLIS EI.WOOD JOSEPH EUART EDMUND JOSEPH FAY JOHN RICHARD FELICI JAMES GLEN FERGUSON WILLIAM ELTON FITCH PETER THOMAS FLAHERTY. JR. JOHN JOSEPH FLYNN, JR. JAMES EDWARD FOLEY HOWARD PAUL FRENCH MARK RANCOURT GILBERT RAYMOND RALPH GIRODANO WALTER SAMUEL CLADDING EUGENE MICHAEL GREENE CHARLES EDWIN GRIFFITH ROBERT CARLTON HALE GROVER CLEVELAND HANNEVER JOHN KEATS HULL ADRIAN EDMUND KNOTT KENNETH RUSSELL KNOWE JOHN JOSEPH LA CASTRO HOWARD MAXWELL LAITY. JR. WILLIAM JOHN I.EDWARD FRANCIS GEORGE LEE ALBERT ALEXANDER LOWRY RAYMOND LUFT NOEL SPENCER MarKINNON EDMUND DONALD MAHER ARTHUR EUGENE MASON, JR. EWALD ANTON MAST JAMES FREDERICK McCARTHY PATRICK KEELER McCASKEY ROBERT MOORE McCANN JOHN ANDREW McGREEVY JOHN ALEXANDER McCUNAGI.E, JR. VINCENT JOSEPH McTNTYRE JOSEPH ANTHONY MEDAS LOUIS WALTER MERCURE JOHN SALVATORE MESSINA ANDREW EDWARD MORROW ALEXANDER JOSEPH MUSZYNSK1, JR. ELLSWORTH EDW ARD NOELTE, JR. KENNETH LeROY NORTHUP JOHN SALVATOR PALIOTTA ARTHUR JOHN PATTERSON, JR. CHARLES FREDERICK PRATTF.. JR. SANFORD ALLAN REBACR ELVIRO ANGELO RISI LOUIS JAMES ROMANO ARTHUR STEPHEN ROWSE CHARLES ALDRICH SALLEY THOMAS FRANKLIN SCHOFIELD BERNARD JOHN SIIANLEY NEIL SHERIDAN ARNOLD JOSEPH SIMONS FRANCIS XAVIER SKEFFINCTON LEO FRANCIS SKENYON ALLEN EDW ARD SMITH STANLEY CHARLES SMITH GEORGE SPINK. III JEREMIAH JOSEPH SULLIVAN JOHN JOSEPH SULLIVAN ERICK CARL SWENSON ION EL P ANDELY TEJA EDWARD WILLIAM THOMPSON GEORGE ANTHONY TURANO. JR. DAVID EFREM WELLS DAVID RIEKIE WESTCOTT SAUL WINSTEN VERNON WHITING YOUNG FRANCIS XAVIER ZWF.IR »»»»»»»»» »»★ «««««« «««« CLASS ADVISOR FEBRUARY 1947 MARGARET MERRIMAN PARKS CLASS ADVISOR JUNE 1947 J JOHN CH1LCOTE WELD1N GRIST Editor-in-Chief . . Helen C. Webb EDITORIAL STAFF Managing Editor Janet H. Spink Feature Editor Rosalind K. Hoyle Art Editor Dorothy L. Walden Women’s Editor Carol S. Emerson | Ann Rivello Athletics Editors Arthur O’Sullivan ( Thomas D. Tierney Photography Walter Whitaker Copy Antoinette F. Lewis BOARD Co-Business Managers . Kenneth E. Froeberc. Manooc T. Heditsian BUSINESS STAFF Advertising Ralph C. Potter Co-Circulation Mr. and Mrs. George W. Blease GENERAL STAFF Eleanor Beaver Arnold L. Gronnebe Natalie Brice Muriel Pagliuca Priscilla Briden Rita Pantalone Elmer S. Congdon Charmion Perry Dorothy L. Gray John A. Schroeder Thomas D. Tierney GRIST BOARD Seated (l. to r.) : A. Rivello, J. Spink, C. Emerson, H. VS ebb. R. Hoyle, N. Brice, R. Pantalone, D. Walden. Standing: E. Congdon. J. Schroeder. L. Gronneberg, W. Whitaker, G. Blease. M. Blease. A. O ' Sullivan. A. Lewis, M. Heditsian. M. Pagliuca, K. Froeberg. 11 13 QUINN HALL THE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE IN GREEN HALL RODMAN HALL TEMPORARY .STUDENT UNION NEXT TO RODMAN HALL RENDERING OF THE PROPOSED STUDENT MEMORIAL UNION 19 BOARD OF TRUSTEES JOHN F. BROWN Chairman FRANCIS I. McCANNA Secretory JOHN B. DUNN A. LIVINGSTON KELLEY MRS. C. GORDON MacLEOD CLARK F. MURDOUGH MICHAEL F. WALSH 20 PRESIDENT RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE CARL R. WOODWARD EXECUTIVE Carl Raymond Woodward Harold Williaai Browxinc John Chilcote Weldin CARL RAYMOND WOODWARD, President, 1941 B.S., Rutgers University, 1914; M.A., Ibid., 1919: Ph.D.. Cornell University, 1926: Litt. D„ Rutgers University, 1941; D.Sc., Rhode Island School of Pharmacy, 1943; D.Sc., Bryant Col- lege, 1943. GEORGE ANDREW BALLENTINK Acting Dean of School of Business Ad- ministration and Associate Professor of Economics, 1944, 1941: A.B.. Col- gate University, 1922: M.B.A., Har- vard University, 1924. Georce Andrew Ballentine HAROLD WILLIAM BROW NING Vice President of College: Dean of Science and Men, 1942, 1920: B.S., Rhode Island State College, 1914; M.S., University of W isconsin, 1916: Ph.D., Ibid.. 1920. OLGA PAULINE BRUCHER Dean and Professor of Home Eco- nomics, 1944, 1942: B.S.. Oregon Stale University, 1924: M.A.. Columbia University, 1930. JOHN CHILCOTE W ELDIN Dean of Administration and Registrar. 1939. 1927: B.S., Iowa State College, 1916; M.S., Ibid., 1923; Ph.D., Ibid.. 1926. Olca Pauline Brucher COUNCIL FRANK WARNER KEANEY Director of Athletics ami Professor of Physical Education, 1934. 1920: A.B., Bates College, 1911. BARTHOLOMEW R. DeGRAFF Colonel, Infantry, United States Amiv: Professor of Military Science and Tactics, 1946; B.S.. Columbia University, 1917. EVELYN BELLE MORRIS Dean of W omen, 1945, 1942: B.A.. University of Wisconsin. 1935; M.A.. Columbia University, 1941. Mason MASON HERBERT CAMPBELL Dean of Agriculture and Director of Experiment Station. 1942: B.S., Uni- versity of Illinois. 1917: M.S., Univer- sity of W isconsin. 1918; Pli.D., Ibid., 1932. THOMAS STEPHEN CRAWFORD Acting Dean of Engineering and Pro- fessor of Chemical Engineering. 1945, 1936; B.S., West Virginia University. 1925; M.S., Ch.E., Ibid.. 1927; Pli.D.. Columbia University, 1931. Thomas Stephen Crawford 25 SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE 111 = ' " " illlikxuT,., ! =fE«ir„. " BBfe— =m m : — TSSi a is?viv 27 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GEORGE WINCHESTER LEES Ph.l). John llopkin I r HERBERT HALL P LMER FREDERICK 29 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING llpk .... ESa SET 6 ” • “lllM«£.::.... T|ffE= " EsSSms,, " “Iflslf ' s» 1 “ggggSB " “ “aSSSrassK “1®“ „ “IgSlaa SaSse— a AS »?324Sri«. SCHOOL OF HOME ECONOMICS SS= siir ir 1 s:“ i: Il®r - “fflfEJ " . “ i SZSjS‘:, " £r. , ss DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS SCHOOL OF SCIENCE 34 CLASS OFFICERS 1947 President Vice President Secretary Treasurer . . Social Chairman FEBRUARY Thomas J. Cashman, Jr. . . . Natalie Brice . M. Elizabeth Allen . Edward A. Thayer . Walter G. Rockwell President . Vice President Secretary Social Chairman . . . Jack Flynn . . Dorothy Gray . Antoinette Lewis . . Jack Chiaverini Manooc T. Heditsian June Class Officers 39 40 BRADFORD THOMAS BOWEN, JR. Agriculture 90 Greenwood Ave„ Rumford, R. I. 0X AZ PAULINE ELIZABETH BRIG Science 64 Middleton Ave., Newport, R. I. £K Newman Club 2, 3, vire-pre,. 3, pre.-. 4; I.R.C. 3. 4: Pan-Hellenic representative 3, 4; W.S.G. Council 3; W.A.A. Board 3, I; BaAd- ball manager 3. 41 Jacqueline Nita Blotches Pauline Elizabeth Bate 42 43 44 46 CAROL STOWERS EMERSON Science The Boulevard, Newport, R. 1. A Z I Z Sachems Beacon 1, 2, 3, 4, News cd. 3. Managing ed. 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; l.K.C. 2: W.A.A. Board 3: W.A.A. Rifle manager and captain .1 ; Class, Intramural basketball, volleyball, softball 1. 2, 3, 4; Class hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Grist Women ' s Editor 4: W.A.A. shield 2: Key 4. ROBERT ANTHONY EMMA Engineering 96 orkshire St., Providence, R. 1. BE A Freshman baseball I: Intramural baseball, football, basketball 2. 3. LEROY MALCOLM ERICKSON, JR. Engineering 400 Greenwood Ave., Greenwood, R. 1. ATr ANNE BASILS EERRAR1S Home Economics 359 Lloyd Ave., Providence, R. I. VIRGINIA FINCH Business Administration Transfer from Beaver College S.A.M. 3, 4; Yacht Club 3, sec. 4; Camera Club 3. sec. 4. Carol Stowers Emerson Robert Anthony Emma Virginia Finch Leroy Malcolm Erickson. Jr. HELEN KINNEY FRENCH Home Economies Tupper Road, Sandwich, Mass. KENNETH ERLAND I FERN VIOLET FROLANDER DOROTHY LOUISE GRAY Busines Dorothy Louise Gray 49 50 Mary Ki.aman 54 55 Vincent Makziu.i William E. Masse VINCENT MARZILLI Engineering 40 Sycamore St., Providence. R. I. B ' PA WILLIAM E. MASSE Engineering 28 Homewood Ave., Providence, R. I. JUDITH ANN MASTERSON Home Economics 1241 Main St., Worcester 3, Mass. Newman Club 1, 2; Phi Della 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economies Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Portia I. 2, 3, 4; Class tennis, basketball, volleyball 3; softball 1, 2, 3 ; Intramural softball 2. JAMES ALDOM MATHESON Agriculture Saunderstown, R. I. AZ JOSEPH PASQUALE MAZZA Science BWA New man Club 1, 2, 3 ; Camera Club 1. 2, 3 ; Client. Society 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Wranglers 1. 57 58 ARTHUR LINCOLN O’SULLIVAN Science 113 Woodside Ave., Pawtucket, R. I. R. I. Club 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4. MURIEL PAGLIUCA Home Economics 997 Cranston St., Cranston, R. I. TAE Theta Chi Housing Unit, sec. 3; Davis Hall, social chairman 4. LAWRENCE RAYMOND FANCIER A Physical Education 28 East Ave., Westerly, R. I. PIK Baseball 1, 2, 3; Football 1, 2, 3; Capt. 4: Polygon Rep. I; Vice- Pres, and Social Chairman R. I. Club 4; Vice-Pres. PIK 4. RITA LOUISE PANTALONE Home Economics 65 Modena Ave., Providence, R. I. TAE Sachems Phi Delta 1. 2, 3; Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4, pres. 4; W.S.G. Council 3: W.S.G. Judicial Board 2, 4; Theta Chi Housing Unit sec. 2: Davis Hall pres. 3; Women’s Dormitory Association, pres. 4; Grist Staff i: W.A.A. Board 2; Varga Dance chairman 3: Newman Club 1, 2; Tennis 1; Intramural softball, volleyball, basketball 1. 2, 3. 4 ; T. A.E. pres. 4. ANITA LOUISE PASTORE Science, Lib. St. 15 Chestnut Hill Ave., Cranston, R. I. Transfer from Mt. St. Mary College Newman Club 3, 4. Arthur Lincoln O ' Sullivan Muriel Pacliuca Anita Louise Pastore Rita Louise Pantalone Lawrence Raymond Panciesa 59 23 t XQ R. I. 32 Miller Ave., Providence, R. I. xn 1MION PERRY DOROTHY VIRGLMA PETERSON Science 137 Harris St., Pawtucket, R. I. rir Daniel Cus JOHN UGO PHILLIP RICCIO DONALD REVERE ROBERTS Science 57 Littlefield St., Pawtucket, R. I. IAE Polygon representative 3, 4, pres. 1 Newman Club 1, 2, 3, I : Phi Alpha : Sigma Alpha Epsilon vice-pre . i Chemistry Society 3, pres. 4; JOHN ARTHUR ROBINSON Engineering Butterworth Ave., Bristol, R. I. AXA Lambda Chi Alpha. vice-pres. 4. FRANK JOSEPH ROCCO Science, Chemistry 39 Walton St., Providence, R. I. THOMAS PHILIP ROCHE Business Administration 0X WALTER GORMAN ROCKWELL Engineering 45 Grafton St.. Newport, R. I. B 1 Track 1. 2, 3: Basketball 1; Intramural football, basketball, base- ball 1. 2; Class social chairman semester 8. Donau Hi ' Kin HmiKKTs John Arthur Rorinson 63 K. I. Mortimer Simons JAMES SIMMONS Agriculture West Main Road, Newport, R. I. MORTIMER SIMONS Engineering 35 Halsey St., Providence. R. I. B P A.I.Ch.E. 4. MILDRED SHIRLEY SKILLING . ursing Education 80 Rolfe St., Cranston 10, R. I. AZ Beacon 1. 2. copy cd. 2; Portia 1, 2: Phi Della 1. 2; Radio Network 1 ; Union Committee 2. LAWRENCE SLOTE Engineering 1245 Findlay Ave.. Bronx 56, N. ' t . AEn A.S.M.E. 2. 3. 4. WILLIAM LEE SMITH, 111 Agriculture 498 Walcott St., Pawtucket, R. I. B I 66 67 JANET ELIZABETH SWEENEY RAYMOND THOMAS SZYMKOWICZ 69 Agriculture V ' Philip Alice WILLIAM ALLAN, JR. JOSEPH MAZZA PETER P. ANTOSIA JOHN GEORGE MOOSHIAN R. HARRY BENDER GERALD MYERS BRADFORD THOMAS BOWEN, JR. IRA NICHOL THOMAS BRADFORD ALTON E. NICHOLS, JR. R. RUTH DRESSLER JOHN M. NORTH ARTHUR I. FISHBEIN JOHN S. NORTHUP PAUL A. GUILIANO, JR. DON ATI PASCONE LOUIS RAYMOND HAMPTON DAVID PICKER JOSEPH TRUMBULL LANMAN VITO L. PIERANNUNZI DOROTHY L. MANGAN ALFRED SIMON JOSEPH MARINO HUGH E. THOMPSON CARMINE JOSEPH MASI ATTILIO A. TOPAZIO CLASS OF 1948 President . Vice President . Secretary T reasurer . Social Chairman Barbara Knowe Joseph W. Rock Warren Salter JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS 1947 Ellery W. French . Lois P. Kyle 73 JUNIORS 75 F ?p 77 CLASS OF 1949 SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS 1947 President . I ' ice President Secretary . William Haack Shirley R. Buswell . Beverly Hopps Daniel C. Cashman Social Chairma Robert DeYoung SOPHOMORES 79 82 83 CLASS OF 1950 FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS 1947 President Raymond Dwyer Vice President Hope A. Lennon Secretary Jean L. Stump Treasurer Robert L. GammeLL Social Chairman James L. Francis 86 FRESHMEN 87 RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE in 1916-1947 returns to the collegiate sports world after a limited and, in some eases, omitted, schedule Credit and appreciation should be given to the extraordinary abilities of Coaches Frank W. Keaney and Frederick D. Tootell. Also deserving high praise are the members of the entire staff whose complete cooperation made the coaching staff’s efficiency suc- cessful. Hat ' s off to Coach William M. H. Beck, Coach Paul F. Cieurzo. Coach Haire. and Coach Merle McIntosh and Instructors Richard Cole and Malcolm Williams. It is through the earnest efforts of these men that Rhody will once again gain recognition and fame in the postwar sports world. 96 FOOTBALL University of Maine Orono University of New Hampshire Durham Brown University Providence Massachusetts State College Kingston Boston University Boston University of Connecticut Kingston Sept. 28 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Rhode Island 14 Maine 13 Under the tutelage of returned veteran Coach Berk the Rams began the season with a one-point victory over the University of Maine. The Rams showed lack of experience but worked hard to win in their first tussle. Rhode Island 12 New Hampshire 25 Although losing by 13 points to the New Hampshire Vi ildeats, the Rams showed mueli improvement over the previous week. The New Hampshire team matched the scrappy, hard-fighting Stale eleven who were sparked by the brilliant playing of Backs Sal Vento and Attilio Topazio. Rhode Island 0 Brown 29 The Rhody Rams went under to the Brown Bears in the renewal of the great gridiron rivalry. Rhode Island gave stubborn battle to the final second of play. Aided by the thorough playing of Center Herb O’Rourke, the team gave their utmost hut to no avail. The fighting Rams failed to equal the feat of the 1935 team. 98 Rhode Island 14 Massachusetts State 6 Before a large home-crowd the Rams bounced hack to victory trail as they defeated the Massachusetts Bay staters. Rltody ' s score was set by the excellent cooperation of Backs Ven to and Topazio and Linemen Golombiewski and O’Rourke, with excellent team sup- port. (loach Beck gave many of his “second-stringers” a chance to prove their worth as Rliody continued in the lead to the end of the game. Rhode Island 6 Boston University 39 I’utting up a " real fight, the Ranis bowed before a superior Boston eleven to the tune of 39-6. This hard-fought battle put Rhody in rough shape for the traditional Homecoming battle with the UConns. Rhode Island 0 University of Connecticut 23 In the first postwar Homecoming game, the Rhody rooters sawr their team go down in hitter defeat to the l Conns. Holding their own during the first quarter, the Rams gave the Huskies a difficult time. Due to blocked kicks in the second quarter the Huskies forged ahead and from that time on the game was theirs. 99 STATISTICS OF RHODE ISLAND STATE SQUAD CROSS COUNTRY Springfield Collecf. Harvard, University of Connecticut U. S. Coast Guard Academy University of Connecticut N. E. Intercolleciates I. C. 4A Springfield Oct. 4 Kingston Oct. 11 Boston Oct. 18 New London Oct. 25 Kingston Nov. 1 Boston Nov. 9 New York Nov. 16 101 Rhode Island 20 Springfield 41 In the initial meet of the season. Coach Tootell showed some promising material. Led by Freshman Boh Black, the Rams romped to victory over Springfield. Setting a new course record. Black was ably supported by Dan Cashnian, Hugh Cameron, Norm La- flamme, and Neil Burney. Other Rhodyites competing were Turnbull, Ray Dwyer, and Doug Graham, veteran of the 1943 I. C. 4A championship team. Rhode Island 22 Fordham 33 Again the Rhody Rams renewed rivalry with the New York Rams of Fordham University by speeding to a 22-33 victory. Black came home in front, followed by (.ashman (2), Cameron (3) Laflamme and Burney. Rhode Island 15 University of Conneeticut 57 Harvard 62 The flying Rams invaded Boston in a triangular me et with the University of Connec- ticut and Harvard University. Running over the N. E. Collegiates course at Franklin Park, the Rhodyites proved their superiority by placing the first six men, obtaining a perfect score. The Rhody men, led all the way by Black, placed Cashman, Cameron, Laflamme. Dwyer, Bruney in that order. A Junior V arsity race was run over the freshman course, and Ramsman Ray Handle won first spot. The Rhode Island J.V’s placed four men in third, fourth, sixth, and seventh Rhode Island 20 U. S. Coast Guard 35 The speedy Rams downed the sailors by a 20-35 score at New London. F ' reshman Boh Black cracked the course record set hy Hanley of Dartmouth hy almost two minutes as he romped home ill 22:48. For the 4-3 mile course, Cashman, Cameron, Dwyer. Laflamme ami Barney gave their able support. Rhode Island 17 University of Conneeticut 43 The forces of Rhody once again triumphed. Led by Bob Black with the superb serv- ices of Cashman, the Rhodyites raced to a 17-43 victory ' over the UConns. Boh Black sped within a crack of the record set hy Boh Nichols and was ably supported by Cameron, Barney, Dwyer and Graham. 102 BASKETBALL Arnold Collece Loyola University St. Michael’s Collece Quonset Naval Base University of New Hampshire University of Maine University of Connecticut Brown University St. Joseph’s College Bi cknell University V lLLANOVA U. S. Coast Guard Academy U. S. Coast Guard Academy St. Joseph’s Providence College University of JLaine Brown University- University of Connecticut Providence Collece Rutgers •Not played Kingston Dec. 3 Kingston Dec. 6 Kingston Dec. 9 Kingston Dec. 12 New York Jan. 4 Kingston Jan. 7 Kingston Jan. 10 Kingston Jan. 11 Kingston Jan. IS Philadelphia Jan. 18 Boston Jan. 21 Kingston Jan. 25 Kingston Feb. 8 New London Fell. 12 Kingston Feb. 15 Providence Feb. 18 Orono Feb. 22 Providence Feb. 25 Storrs Mar. 1 Kingston Mar. 5 Kingston Mar. 8 104 Rhode Island 120 Arnold 57 Playing before a capacity crowd in Rodman, tile Rhody’s quintet opened their season with an easy victory over Arnold College of New Haven. At no time were the Rams threatened as they romped to an easy victory, paced by the playing of Jack Allen, Bruce Blount, A1 I’almieri, and all twenty-one members of the squad. Rhode Island 81 Loyola 53 Starling slowly hut rolling consistently into the second half, the Rams continued their winning ways by downing a stubborn Loyola quintet 84 to 55 in Rodman Hall. In the first half, Loyola showed as a definite threat, hut in the opening of the second the Rams hit their pace and dominated the play. Play-maker Jack E. Allen was ably aided by Ken Goodwin, Sal Scalfani, A1 Palmieri and Boh Ulles. Rhode Island 106 St. Michael’s 62 Again the high-flying Rams passed the century mark as they toppled St. Michael’s of 1 ermont. Running roughshod over their opponents with fast play ami accurate eyes, the Rhody Swish Kids proved themselves a rising team. Rhode Island 121 Quonset 44 Rolling at random, the Rams overwhelmed the Quonset Flyers, 124 to 44, marking the third passing of the century point in four games. The Rams gave a fine display of shooting, guarding and speed as they ended the half with a score of 58 to 18. Jackie Allen contributed immensely with his dexterity and sleight-of-hand passing, hut was given able support by lilies, Goodwin, Palmieri, Smith, Scalfani and Nichols. Rhode Island 54 St. John’s 50 The Rhody Rams, sparked by elusive Jack Allen, gave St. John’s a five-point defeat after trailing five points at the half. By this feat the Rhodyites gained their first victory of the Indians in the five times they have met. Much of the credit for the victory goes to Ken Goodwin, as the rangy player successfully muzzled the mighty Boykoff to two field goals during the entire game. A nip and luck game up to the last few seconds, the mighty Rams showed their spirit and emerged victorious. 105 Rhode Island 88 New Hampshire 64 The Wildcats of New Hampshire, who invaded Kingston determined to duplicate the feat of their gridmen, were forced to accept defeat from the Rams 88-64. The Wildcats unsuccessfully attempted to slow Rhody by the use of occasional freeze plays and slow hall handling. In the first half the Rhody Blue Boys were bewildered by the slow moving tactics but in the second period, working with vengeance, they ran circles around the Rhode Island 99 University of Maine 66 The Rhody students were treated to a team victory as the Ram quintet defeated the Maine Bears 99-66, missing the century mark by only 1 point. The visitors from Maine were no match for the fast-stepping Rams and their firehouse tactics. The elusive Allen showed his worth as he teamed up with Ken Goodwin, Sal Scalfani and the other noted players of the Rams team to raise the score. Rhode Island 75 University of Connecticut 57 Led by their star Walt Ilropo, the Nutmeggers were vanquished by the fast stepping Rams. UConn ' s efforts were to no avail for Jack Allen, Ken Goodwin and the Rhody team- mates completely dominated the scene. Rhode Island 96 Brown 71 Rhody was on top during the meeting of our great rival. Brown. Sparked by the superb playing of Woody Grimshaw, the Brown Bears gave the Rams a hard time at spots hut on the whole were no match for the hall-flinging combination of Jack Allen. Ken Goodwin. Scalfani and Palmieri. Rhode Island 59 St. Joseph’s 69 Rhody was handed its first setback in ten games and was knocked from the unde- feated ranks by St. Joseph ' s of Philadelphia 69-59. With a slow start, the Rams trailed at the half. Bob Ulles, time and time again, sparked his teammates into a rally, coming within a few points of St. Joseph’s, but the Rams left the floor as losers. Rhode Island 59 Bueknell 52 The Ram quintet, ably supported by a special trainload of Rliody Rooters, returned to their winning ways at the expense of Bueknell of Pennsylvania at the Boston Garden. Playing expert ball in the first twenty minutes, the flying Rams leaped to a 38 23 lead at the close of the first period, marked by the exceptional hall handling, teamwork ami play making of Jack Allen, Ken Goodwin, Sal Scalfani, Boh Ulles and A1 Palmieri. During the next half, however, Rhody had a terrific slump, but held off a determined Bueknell quintet on the basis of their first half advantage with a 59-52 score. Rhode Island 68 Villanova 64 The Rams, jumping into the lead in the first half, led all the way against a very peppy quintet. After five minutes of the second period the Villanovas jumped ahead and remained there until the last eight minutes ' playing time. Then the rampaging Rams, sparked by Ulles, put on the pressure, jumped into nose positions with a seven-point lead and three minutes to play. By a three-minute freeze State held the score until the end. Rhode Island 87 U. S. Coast Guard Academy 61 This 12th win in 13 starts atoned the Keaneymen for the defeat which they suffered at the hands of the Cadets last year. Rhode Island was slow in getting “on the ball " and had its hands busy getting a 41-33 lead at intermission. With the start of the second half the Rams began to click and soon were sailing along. Coach Keaney gave his squad a good workout shortly after the halfway mark. The Coast Guard put up a good fight but it was evident that they didn ' t have last year’s power. They were completely overcome by Allen ' s brilliant passing and shooting as well as by the shots of Bob Ulles. Rhode Island 56 U. S. Coast Guard Academy 54 The Rhody men, unable to set up plays consistently and missing easy lay-ups, found themselves in for a real battle at the start of this tussle. After Don Ross, the sailors ' lanky center, dunked in the Academy ' s first point from the foul stripe, the game waxed fast. The halfway mark found the teams in a 30 to 30 deadlock. In the second half Rhode Island held the lead until the closing minutes, when Ross looped two in from the side to send the sailors into the van 52 to 50. Allen and Ulles, from the floor, scored in rapid suc- cession and Scalfani with Nichols dropped in foul shots to offset a final Coast Guard basket, making the Rams the winner. Rhode Island 73 Providence College 64 The Rams proved their merit when they met Providence College at the Providence Auditorium. That the Keaneyites had no little trouble, is testified by the fact that the Friars were leading eight times. State led the same number and there was a flat-footed tie on seven occasions. Only in the last five minutes did the superior-conditioned swishers succeed in cracking open the game, and a final tw o-minute “freeze " was hailed with applause by the audience. Rhode Island «« Maine 62 Sparked by Jackie Allen, who contributed 24 points in his typically play-making role, the Rhode Island five whipped the University of Maine 88 to 62 at Orono. Coach Keaney used 12 players in the game and all helped in the scoring. Joe Burgess of Maine gave the Rams a hit of trouble on the floor and managed to turn in 17 points for the losers. John Smith supplied the necessary extra spark in this game with his long, accurate passes to the fast-cutting forwards, and Shannon and Goodwin each chucked in 10 points for State. Rhode Inland 60 Brown 79 Rhode Island State’s worst " shellacking” in a long time came from her life-long rival. Brown University. Brown ' s rooters went wild during the biggest upset of the season. The Boys in Baby Blue were beaten so undly by the combination of a tall, red-headed kid named Mahoney who uncorked the most sensational exhibition of shooting seen against State this year, and a little dribbling genius named Miller, from whom the Ringstonites never stole the hall. It wasn’t Keaney ’s men ' s night — it was Brown’s, and they played a wonderful game. Rhode Island 75 University of Connecticut 83 At Storrs, Jackie Allen played his customarily brilliant floor game and tallied 20 points; Boh lilies accounted for 19, but Dropo, Fisher. Sorto and company dazzled the Ham defenses in the second period to forge comfortably ' in front. A Ram rally cut the margin to a single point with 90 seconds remaining, but the Huskies drew themselves up and big Walt Dropo fired in 8 quick points to sew up the victory and to bring his con- tribution of points to 35. Rhode Island 101 Providence College 52 Led again by Jackie Allen, wilh Bruce Blount ' s capable assistance, the Rams were in good form as they polished P. C. 101 to 52 at Rodman Gym. The Friars seldom had a chance, as State became the first Rhody team to hit the century mark against Providence College. Bergman and Golombiewski were standouts in this game. It took little Lou Rogovin, who grabbed a free hall from a gang fight under the basket and tapped it in, to break the hundred mark and bring the house dow i. Rhode Island 77 Rutgers 68 Paced by classy Jackie Allen, the Ram 5 closed out the 1946-1947 season by humbling Rutgers University 77 to 68. In registering their 17th win against 3 defeats the Rhodyites took over an early 10-5 lead. Rutgers rallied briefly to move in front midway through the opening period, but the advantage was short-lived. At the mid-point State led 44-33. With 4 minutes to go and having a 9-point lead, the Keaneymen staged a sensational “freeze” and managed to chalk up 3 points in the bargain, winning the game 77-68. 108 109 i new men SCORING record of 82.45 points a game was established by the rampaging Rams as they closed the regular 1946-47 season with 17 victories and three defeats. The highest average previously attained was 81.7, set during the 1944-45 battle. The Keaneymen made 1649 points during their twenty-game span, crashed the cen- tury mark four times, and on two other occasions they hit in the high 90s. The lowest total point production came on the Rams ' only jaunt to Madison Square Garden, where the Rhodyites downed the Redmen from St. John ' s 54-50. On the individual scoring parade. Jack Allen led the field, tallying 119 field goals and 79 foul shots for a total of 317 points. Ken Goodwin played second with 231 markers. Next in order were Bob Ulles and Bruce Blount who rolled up 204 and 182 points respec- tively. A1 Palmieri had a 159 total and Sal Scalfani tallied 154 to round out the big six over the 100-mark scoring. Goodwin captured the highest single game, scoring honors by 28 against New Hamp- shire, but Allen went over the 20 point total on five different occasions. Jack scored 26 against Loyola of Baltimore; 24 against Maine: 23 against Quonset Flyers and Rutgers and 22 against Connecticut at Storrs. Goodwin scored 21 against Providence College at the Auditorium and Freshman Blount ran up 20 against the Friars at Rodman Hall. 110 BASKETBALL SEASON SCORING Player G. J. Allen 20 K. Goodwin 19 Bob Lilies 20 B. Blount 20 A1 Palmieri 20 S. Sralfani 20 H. Donabedian 19 D. Shannon 19 AI Nichols 20 Lou Kelley 16 Lou Rogovin 10 J. Smith 15 W. Bassler 13 W. Bergman 15 Bill Benesch 12 L. Golombiewski 11 S. Grabiee 11 B. Shannon 8 D. Rutherford 9 E. Anelundi 10 A. Pederzani 5 V. Santo 6 John Misko 7 Totals 20 F.G. F. Pis. 119 70 317 83 65 231 81 42 204 80 22 182 60 39 159 58 38 154 36 27 99 31 12 74 26 17 69 9 8 26 12 1 25 8 4 20 6 6 18 6 5 17 5 2 12 5 2 12 3 1 7 3 17 2 I 5 1 2 4 2 0 4 1 0 2 0 1 1 637 375 1469 111 INDOOR TRACK Harvard Relays, Cambridge Dec. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer at Philadelphia Jan. 17 Boston “Y” Games at Boston Jan. 18 Prout Games at Boston Jan. 25 Milrose A. A. at New York Feb. 1 Boston A. A. at Boston Feb. 8 New York A. C. at New York Feb. 15 Harvard Weight Events at Cambridge Feb. 15 New England A. A. U. Championships at Boston Feb. 15 National A. A. U. at New York Feb. 22 I. C. A. A. A. A. at New York Mar. 1 New York Knights of Columbus at New York Mar. 8 Opening with a practice meet at Harvard and continuing strongly through to March 8, Coach TootelPs speedsters contributed immensely toward the success of the many indoor track meets of the season. Competing were such talented performers as Dwyer. Cashman, Bullock. Hall, Miller. Spielberg, Caetano, Haire, Petorella and the two outstanding fresh- men, Bob Black and Art Sherman. Black ' s time for the 2-mile run in Boston was only seconds under the record set by Gil Dodds. Sherman won the pole-vault in Boston and was second iu New York. Spielberg won in Boston and placed in both Boston and New ork, as did Bing Miller. Dwyer made the semi-finals in the 600 at the I.C.A.A.A.A., while Cashman made the finals in the 1000. “Toot’s " charges in the weight events were con- tinually among the top performers, and his mile- and two-mile relay teams kept the oppo- sition " on the ball” by their fast times — the latter being the No. 1 two-mile team in New England. 113 nm TRACK CONNECTIC Holy Cross, H New IC4A — Ann; e — Cambridge Rhode Island 102 University of Conneeticut 33 114 TENNIS M. I. T. AT Boston April .1 Maine at Oiiono May 10 Brown at Providence May 11 Connecticut at Stores May 15 Brown May 18 M.I.T. May 25 Rliody has done it again. After an absence of four years the Ranis tennis team returned and now boasts six victories out of seven starts. In the season ' s first match the boys in blue won 108 games from Maine’s Black Bears. Brown was the loser in the second Rhodv game. In the next game the Rliodv- men netted another victory on the home courts against the UConn racketmen. The home team lost to M. I. ' I ' , in the first defeat of the season. But in following games with a stronger team of Connecticut Nutmeggers the Rhodyites won 7 to 5. Revenge for their defeat at the hands of the string boys of M. 1. T. was taken by the R. 1. men in the next game on the asphalt courts of M. I. T. The Kingston racketmen stole another victory. The R. 1. team was paced throughout the season by George Taylor. No. 1 man. Vi alter Bergman, Mai Kkstrand, Hank Majkut, John Collins, Auggie Van Couyghen and Mannie Heditsian. who held the distinct title of “Undefeated " . BASEBALL University of Maine, Orono May 8 University of New Hampshire, Durham May 10 University of Connecticut May 11 Providence College May 21 Brown University, Providence June 5 Rhode Island 1 Maine 4 The Ranis, returning to the diamond after a lapse of three years, bowed in defeat to tiie Bears of Orono. In a tight pitcher’s duel between John Smith of Rhode Island and Slim McNeilly of Maine, the game was forced into ten innings when Maine collected 2 bases on balls, and 3 hits to force in 3 runs and victory. Calverly and Coates were defensive standouts for the Rams. Rhode Island 0 University of Connecticut 3 The Rhody batmen, suffering their third straight defeat, bowed to the UConns 3-0. Allowing Rhody only 8 hits, the UConns kept out of trouble all the wav. Conti started on the mound for R ' . I. and was relieved in the sixth by Smith. The UConns scored in the sixth and eighth, on which they refused to capitalize. Coates and Becker shone in the field, with Calverly excellent at short, but the hitting department was exceptionally Rhode Island 1 Providence College 2 The Rams bowed to the Friars 2 to 1. Rhody’s first score was set up, after 5 hitless innings, in the sixth when Coates reached base and was driven home on the last out. In the eighth, through short base running and scatterbrain fielding by State, the Friars obtained their two runs. Rhody had a chance to even it up in the eighth with two outs and men on first and third, but Smith fanned for the final out. Pitcher Smith and catcher Ed Becker played a superb game. Rhode Island 3 Brown 2 For a second time Rhody’s hitless wonders scored a triumph. With Brown scoring in the first and sixth, the Rams had to come from behind to win. scoring their runs in the fifth, seventh, and ninth. With Smith playing a magnificent game and the Rams capi- talizing on all the breaks and showing much fire, they sparked in the field. 116 WOMEN’S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION First Raw ( . to r. I : C. Aubin, 0- Heditsian. J. Butler. J. Kenny, C. Perry, M. Koning. E. Beaver, M. Marquardt. Second Row: L. Nardone. B. Hopps. M. Ealough, E. Meyer, P. Brie, L. Reilly. M. Werntz. Chahmion Perry President Mina Koninc Secretary-Treasurer Joan Butler Social Chairman Pauline Bric Queenie Merit; Louise Reilly REPRESENTATIVES HEAD MANAGERS Mary Dee Marcaret Eatoucii Mae Werntz Elizabeth MacDonald Eleanor Beaver Volleyball . Tennis . Archers Badminton . Softball Basketball 118 WOMEN’S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION rpiiE Women’s Athletic Association, of which every co-ed is an automatic member, strives to promote sportsmanship, fun, and health through an extensive program of intra-mural and inter-class competition. The executive board which plans the athletic calendar of events is composed of the officers, class representatives, a social chairman, a publicity chairman, and the head managers of the various team sports. These teams are arranged so that each girl may have an opportunity to participate in one or more sports. Since the revised system of athletics for girls was set up in 1934 with the advent of the present Women’s Athletic Association, the physical education program has meant much to the coeds of Rhode Island State College. Always careful to select programs in which all girls would participate, the ft .A. A. has sponsored a wide range of intramural sports. Interclass field hockey tournaments have been held in the fall. Basketball, volley- hall and badminton tournaments have taken over during the winter months, to be super- seded by tennis, softball and archery tournaments in the spring. Certain numbers of points are accumulated by each girl for participation in the sports offered. Awards shields, keys and blazers are made on the basis of these points, the highest award being blazers presented to the outstanding women athletes. No physical education program can be complete, however, without some recognition being given to those girls who have displayed a greater interest and a greater participation than the average. We of Rhode Island State salute the record our girl teams have attained over a period of years. It has alw ' ays been a tradition for us to turn out a fine team, year after year. During the past few years there has been a curtailment of intramural activities: hut the beginning of 1947 has brought a resumption to normalcy. Schedules, meets and new competitors have been posted, and we are sure that the Ramlettes of Rhode Island can anil will uphold their own high standards of the past. 119 FIELD HOCKEY To compensate for last year ' s Boston loss, our team vowed a winning at the next intercollegiate meet. Winning three each, Rhode Island State and Wheaton shared honors at the first Intercollegiate Field Hockey Play Day, conducted at Kingston under the auspices of the Women ' s Athletic Association. As hostesses, the Ramlettes played all the visiting teams, while each of the visit- ing squads played only three games in a series of eight games. The Field Day started with the game between Rhode Island anil Connecticut which ended in a scoreless tie. In the next game Rhody women captured a 1-0 victory over Bridgew ater. Continuing in the same winning way, Rhody suffered no defeats during the day. 1947 Connecticut Bridgewater Regis Wheaton LaSalle Rhode Island Oppoi 120 BASKETBALL With the oncoming of the cold winter months, the coed drags in her field hockey equipment. She dons shorts, reaches for a basketball and starts the opening dribble for a competitive basket- ball season. A full season of basketball schedules has been seen in 1945, 1946, and 1947. Interclass competition came first on the calendar. The Sophomores of both 1946 and 1947 were the strong victors. The victory of the Sophomores over the Jun- ior team closed tliis year’s interclass tourney. A women’s basketball honor team composed of outstanding players from the class teams was chosen to represent State at scheduled games. The girls in- clude Scotty Hart, Eleanor Beaver. Jean Hoyle, Marie Marquardt, Mary Ferrara, Margaret English, Queenie Heditsian, Beth I. inguard, Joan Sawyer, Margaret Eatough, Mina Koning, Betty Maljauian, Jo Narducci, Pat Grant, Ann Obrado- vich, Anne Clark, Betty Aitken, Lillian Turco, Joy Barrows, Carol Reid. Caro- lyn Salter and Patricia Smith. in the first game the Ramlettes de- feated Bryant 42-33. Scotty Hart opened the scoring with one of her famous one- hand shots and led the team to victory. A 25-25 tie resulted in the Rhody girls tussle with Pembroke. The 1946 basketball season was closed by Delta Zeta, who won a closely matched game in the interhouse finals. The DZ team defeated the Dorm II team, to gain permanent possession of the tournament 121 ARCHERY A balmy spring day turns the fancy of the Rhode Island State College coeds to thoughts of archery. She sets her pace, loads her bow, gets in position, draws the string and lets fly the arrow. She has learned that steadiness is an attribute and a bull’s-eye the BADMINTON Badminton nets and flying “birds” were brought out in 1946 and 1947. It i6 a young competitive sport among the women, but is one that is receiving much recognition. With tlie competitors swinging their rackets furiously, Norma Carroll and Sue Thornley won the doubles in 1946. Beth Lingard and Joan Butler emerged victorious in the 1947 tilt. TENNIS A favorite sport on the campus is tennis. Competition among the girls has run to high levels and each spring day finds a number of singles and doubles games in progress. The spring of 1946 found the “Ramnettes” of each class displaying their talents at backhands, serves and cuts against their opponents. Each girl played a set against a member of her own class, the winner entering the final playoff. The tennis laurels go to Scotty Hart, who won the final match against Margaret English. 122 RIFLE The Woi Island Stat s RlL 1 ollefp li £ Team of Rhode ■ College has proved that women can be as sharpshooting as a man. The coed has beeit trained to handle, shoot and clean tilt! gun she uses. Fifteen girls who had shown superior ability on the rifle range by obtaining the highest average Kores from October to January 1946 wetfc chosen to take part in the postal matches against the Uni- versity of Vermont, ftrexel Institute and Beaver College. 123 125 ALPHA ZETA First Row a. tor . ' : H. Thompson, W. Anger. G. Wood, J, Rock. J. Frails. J. Matheson. Dr. E. C. Christopher. Second Row: J. Bonetl. Dr. R. S. BeU, T. Suddard, F. Vience. F. Miller. Treasurer . Joseph William Rock . John H. Fraits . Wilfred H. Anger . . . . Glen M. Wood . Drs. Christopher and Bell The college chapter of the national agricultural honorary fraternity. Alpha Zeta, was installed at Rhode Island State May 29, 1936. The national fraternity was organized November 4, 1897, at Ohio State University, and now has 42 chapters and over 13,000 active and alumni members. Its object is “to promote the profession of agriculture, to foster and develop high standards of scholar- ship, character, and leadership among students in agriculture at Rhode Island State College, and especially gmcmg its own members.” During the Honors pay activities each year this chapter offers a silver cup to the student in the freshman class of the agricultural course who makes the highest average grades for the year. SACHEMS Moderator John A. Schroedeii Secretary Rosalind K. Hoyi.e Treasurer Thomas J. Cashman Faculty Advisors Dr. Thomas C. Crawford Professor Georce A. Ballentink Dr. Mary A. Reilly The Sachems is an honorary organization made up of fifteen seniors, with a ratio of men to women as in the senior class. In the junior year, students are tapped for member- ship on basis of their participation in campus activities and creditable scholarship. During the past year their program has been a busy one: enforcing freshmen rules despite the difficulty presented by veteran freshmen, in conducting class elections, running the Mayorality campaign, sponsoring campus dances, pep rallies and in reorganizing clubs which have been inactive during the war. First Row ( . to r. I : C. Emerson. E. Hart, R. Hoyle. J. Schroeder. T. Cashman, R. Pantalone. Second Row: C. Shock, C. Perry. J. Spink. N. Briee. M. Davies. R. Poller. 127 STUDENT SENATE PHI SIGMA President Kenneth Kaye Pice President Hope E. Byrne Secretary Mary Elizabeth Davies Treasurer Eunice M. Abramson Faculty Advisor . Professor Philip L. Carpenter Phi Signia is the national biological honorary society whose object is to promote interest in research in biological sciences. The Alpha Xi chapter at Rhode Island State College was established in March, 1935. Membership is based on honor standing in biological subjects during the freshmen and sophomore years, a positive interest in the field of biology, and good character. Phi Sigma has a quarterly national publication. The Biologist, which contains articles and college news letters. Alpha Xi chapter has its own annual publication. The Cell, pub- lished each spring by the student members. First Row I , to r.i : D. Moren, M. Davies, K. King. Dr. Carpenter, H. Byrne, E. Abramson, C. Emerson. Second Row: J. Burns, N. Wheeler, C. Hanks, N. Waite, J. Richardson. Third Row: E. Swanton, P. Palilous, J. Palm, A. Slickney, J. Dawley. 129 PHI KAPPA PHI WOMENS STUDENT GOVERNMENT COUNCIL President Elspeth Hart Pice President Gertrude Farnum Secretary Joan Sawyer Sybil Abrams Leona Berlow Mary Elizabeth Davies Elaine Harriet Queenie Heditsian Lois Kyle Rita Pantalone Charmion Perry Louise Reilly Marion Sundquist Helen C. Webb The Women’s Student Government Council is vested with administrative power, and its membership includes the President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer of W.S.G.A., the Dean of Women, three members-at-large from the three lower classes, and the highest woman officer from each of the extra-curricula organizations. It is the duty of the Council to define all policies pertaining to the women students, to receive reports of the various committees, to approve amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws before submitting them to the Association as a whole, and to act as a Court of Appeals from th e Judicial Board. First Raw ( . lo r.l : Q. Heditsian. M. Davies, G. Farnum. E. Hart. J. Sawyer, S. Abrams. Second Row: L. Berlow. L. Kyle. J. Butler, N. Brice, E. Harriet, J. Slump. 131 WOMEN’S STUDENT GOVERNMENT JUDICIAL BOARD President Secretary Gertrude Breitkopf Margaret Eatough Charlotte Hanks Lois Kyle Betty MacDonald Judith Masterson Elspeth Hart Toni Lewis Harriet Paine Joy Palm Dorothy Partington Virginia Reid Helen C. Webb Ann Wilcox The duty of the Judicial Board of the W. S. G. A. is to see that all regulations per- taining to the women students are functioning as effectively as possible, to investigate all violations, and to ask the Advisory Committee to assist the individual in making a satis- factory adjustment. The Board consists of six members elected by the entire Association, six members appointed by the new W.S.G. Council, the President of W. S. G. A., and the Dean of Women. A secretary is chosen from among its members. The Advisory Committee con- sists of the Dean of Women, and two members of the Board, who are appointed by the President at the time each case is considered. 132 WOMEN’S STUDENT GOVERNMENT RESIDENCE BOARD « " B b HaXld H ' Frenrh - M ' L ' Phan " F ’ He, “- F “ rn,,,n - Wa " ander - s WRw; " • —■ Mrs - Qoirk - Mre - We,k Mi “ 133 BEACON Editor-in-chief . Managing Editor Co-news Editors Copy Editor Feature Editor . W omen’s Editor Mens Sports Business Manager Co-circulation Mar Advertising Manag Office Manager . . Helen C. Webb . Carol S. Emebson (Joyce Ann Dawley ) Jerome H. Freibebc . D. Joan Marshall . Gertrude Cutler . Dorothy Partincton John H. Paliotti . William W. Irvine (Dorcas W. Eldred } Richard M. Serdjenian Chandler C. Henley Priscilla Briden Faculty Advisors Prof. Herbert M. Hofford Stanley S. Gairloch The Beacon is the college weekly paper, published by and for the students. Some of the features which made this year’s publication outstanding were: Timely editorials, columns, sport writeups, biographies of faculty members and a complete report on all campus activities. Opinions were expressed vividly in editorials and questionnaire columns. 134 ill! PHI DELTA RHODE ISLAND REVIEW Assistant Editor . . . Editorial Board: Mart Petrella Alden Stickney Henry Harper III Martha Turner Dale Taft . Elspeth Hart . Roswell S. Bosworth, Jr. Helen C. Webb Janet Laipson Josephine Schora James Lee Shirley Seical Business Manager Daniel Greenfield Cover Designer Shirley Goldberg Faculty Advisor Dr. Mary Reilly The Rhode Island Review was organized in 1938 by Stanley Ballanger, Dr. Kenneth Knickerbocker, and Dr. Mary Reilly. Its purpose is to offer a medium for any type of creative work, to serve as a motivating factor for all undergraduates interested in the arts, and to publish literary, pictorial, and photographic contributions. This year it will have the largest circulation of its career. 136 SCROLL President Pice President . Secrelary-T reasurer Faculty Advisor It. km; B. Harriet . . Edgar Ellis Antoinette F. Lewis Dr. Walter Simmons Scroll is a campus literary organization, founded in 1938, to promote and review original student writing. At monthly meetings lectures, forums, and discussions are offered which pertain to and encourage an interest in literature. The campus magazine was spon- sored by Scroll and first appeared in 1940. First Row U. to r. I ; R. Wyzanski, E. Shapiro, B. Canlor, E. Ellis, E. Harriet, E. Levine, A. Lewis, Second Row: B. Shuster, S. Abrams, E. Sherman. R. Rebe. W. Hawk, I. Zisqnit, E. Eldred, M. Petrella. Third Row: E. Tieklon, N. Gladstone. M. Duffen. I. Constanlina. C. Robinson, R. Hilliard. 137 AGGIE CLUB President William F. Lomasney Pice President Walter E. Larmif. Treasurer Frederick Lopes Secretary Mary H. Wilson Faculty Advisor .... Dr. Everett P. Christopher The Aggie Club, founded in 1907, is composed of all students enrolled in the agricul- ture curricula. It is one of the oldest organizations as well as one of the largest. The club was organized for the purpose of developing leadership, responsibility and comradeship in its members and to bring a closer relationship of students and faculty. At the regular monthly meetings discussions are conducted concerning recent happenings in the field of agriculture. The Aggie Club begins the social year by giving the annual highlight, one of the most colorful and best attended dances of the year, the “Aggie Bawl " . 138 RHODE ISLAND BOAT CLUB Commodore Norman Bridle Vice Commodore Ralph C. Potter Secretary Vircinia Finch Treasurer Phillip Mullican Faculty Advisor Professor Epson Schock The Rhode Island Boat Club was rev ived in the spring of 1944 after a period of inactivity due to the war. For the past two years the club has been extremely active, entering many races with neighboring New England colleges. In October of 1946, Rhode Island took the New England Associate Member Championship away from Amherst. To date the club has received enough money to buy two boats and is looking forward to a very active schedule. 139 CHEERLEADERS First Row . to r.) : A. Nixon, L. Reilly, S. Littlefield, A. Gamble, J. Sawyer. Second Row: R. LaVallee, R. D ' Aquanno, J. Barr. Head Cheer Leader Raymond D’Aquanno Faculty Advisor .... Joseph Scott, Veteran Advisor Members Shirley I. Littlefield Anne E. Nixon Louise M. Reilly Joan Sawyer The cheerleading group is an organization for men and women which sponsors all pre-game pep rallies and victory bonfires. Its joh is to keep any possibly dormant spirit awake and boisterous, or to keep the home stands roaring. This year the group has at- tempted, at least, to revive several older cheers — after a bit of renovation, and to introduce several new cheers and songs. Some of the group were sent to the St. John ' s game in New York, and attended all other games both on and off campus. 140 RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR ThirdRm ° : fprp w - (:owan ’ S: s R b ” k % r : 141 RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE ORCHESTRA First Row (I. to r .) : S. Kingaford, F. Crandall. F. DeLouis, K. Wilcox. Dr. D. Tilton, Mrs. R. BeU, Second Row: Mrs. N. Butterfield, T. Alien, E. Kreischer, A. Heath. L. Smith. R. Mr Addin. W. Hall, Dr. P. Carpenter, A. Clair. Third Row: L. Berlow, N. Corey. Manager I.inwood Smith Faculty Director Arnold C. Clair The Rhode Island State College Orchestra, which performs under the direction of Arnold C. Clair, has this year been received with great enthusiasm by the student body. Although the orchestra does not receive as much publicity as the other musical groups, it is of importance in the musical picture on the campus. The members of the orchestra meet regularly and work faithfully in Edwards Hall. 142 CHEMICAL SOCIETY Preside! Pice Pr Serretar Treasure . Donald R. Roberts Evelyn Besmertnuck Kate Markel . . Lester F. King Dr. Enoch F. Story Faculty Advisors Dr. Eugene Winslow The Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society has as its main purpose an attempt to make the work of the chemistry student of greater interest to him and bring about the realization of the many fields with which his major subject is definitely con- cerned. This society, an organization composed of students majoring in chemistry, offers an extensive program of regular meetings, interesting lectures and discussions as well as field trips. Interest in chemical research is also promoted by this group. PORTIA First Row (l. to r.) : S. .Scignl, J. Palen, J. Dawley, M. Davies, A. Wallander, L. Kyle, R. Hoyle, J. Masterson. Second Row: II. Holden, C. Gouveia, M. Fenozali. A. Dingwall. P. I.mher, E. Odland, C. Palm, P. Hofford, A. Nixon. Third Row: B. Shnsler. D. Fall, J. Royal. M. Ealough, N. Gladstone, J. Shellenberger, B. Sheean. President Vice President Secretary-T reas Manager . Faculty Advise Mary Elizabeth Davies . Janet H. Spink . Joyce Ann Dawley Lois P. Kyle . Robert L. Hilliard The Portia Club, the women’s debating society, was founded in 1935 at Rhode Island State College for the purpose of fostering the art of debating. Panel discussions anti inter- collegiate debates are held with colleges here in the East. The society is open to all interested women. Freshman debates are held each year as initiation to the varsity team. Portia, with the Wranglers, sponsors a Rhode Island High School Model Congress in the late fall. A college Model Congress closes the debating season in the spring. 144 FILM PACK President Secretary Treasurer Faculty Advisors Lorenzo F. Kinney, Jr. Charles 0. Cressy . Virginia Finch Alden P. Stickney John C. Albright The Film Pack in existence prior to World W ar II as the Camera Club w as organized in the spring of 1946 with a new ' name and a new ' constitution. It has gained steadily in popularity and membership. Film Pack offers to those students who are interested in photography a chance to get together so that they might discuss some of the problems which confront beginners, and to those more experienced the opportunity to exchange ideas. This year the club presented an exhibit of its work in the show cases of Quinn Hall, and in several contests. First Rotv I , to r. i ; A. Eisenberg. M. Petrella. I. Constantino. V. Finch. C. Cressy, A. Stickney, E. Barber, P. Briden. Second Row: M. Avery, E. Besmertnuck. Rosuck. F. Frolander. H. Payne, M. Cbarney, S. Seigal. Third Row: A. Rivello, R. Sergenian. S. Hurley. W. Whitaker. L. Wilbur. G. Stott, L. Gronne berg, M. Wilson. 145 HOME ECONOMICS CLUB First Row ( . to r.) : B. Kelly, D. Pliakas, C. Hyde, B. Pliakas, L. Bartley, R. Pantalone, J. Hoyle, T. Breitkoph, G. Johnson, E. Myles, A. Wallamler, B. Neil. Second Row: P. Diffley, N. Frazier, M. Simone, H. Hirons, D. PeUegrine, C. Sailer, P. Mines, C. Albrich, S. Northnp, E. Schwartz, H. McGuigan. E. Jewett, N. Spencer. Third Row: B. Wild. P. Zambrano. P. McConville, M. Saccooria. F. Jnras. J. Lindsay, J. Master- son, H. Higgins, B. Martin. L. Roderiques, A. O’Neil, J. O’Connell. A. Bierenbaum. Fourth Row: Miss Bnrwash. M. Chainey, B. Pliakas, S. Kelleher. J. Shellenberger. N. Reynolds. J. Spink, T. Farnum, B. O’Donnell, V. Eddy, D. Partington, A. Isenberg. President Rita L. Pantalone Vice President Gertrude L. Breitkoph Secretary Gretchen L. Johnson Treasurer M. LOUISE Bartley Faculty Advisor Miss Grace S. Burwash The Home Economics Club is a college club department of the American Home Economics Association and began its activities at Rhode Island State College in 1921. Membership is open to all interested students as well as those enrolled in the home eco- nomics curricula. Monthly meetings are held at which time speakers from every field of home economics including nutrition, textiles, art and grooming, are presented. Other social highlights include a Freshman tea, clothing drives, a fall fashion show and various social evenings, such as movies and parties. The primary aim of the organization is to provide added information about the domestic sciences which will help in the quest for suitable work after graduation. 146 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB President . . Elspeth Hart Vice President Gertrude Cutler Secretary Doris M. Catamo Treasurer William Curran Faculty Advisor Dr. William A. Itter “To understand is to encourage peace, to understand is to discourage blind hatred, and to engage in adverse criticism only when such criticism is warranted.” The purpose of the International Relations Club, founded in 1942, is to offer the student at Rhode Island State College the opportunity to broaden and clarify his perspec- tive on world affairs. Through the media of student discussions, lectures by prominent and outstanding authorities, and careful examination of current world problems, I.R.C. is confident that it is doing much to promote and stimulate campus interest in the discus- sions of American foreign policy and international affairs. 147 RHODE ISLAND STATE COLLEGE BAND After five years of dormancy, the Rhode Island State College Band was reactivated with a membership of thirty members on September 14, 1946. Under the direction of Mr. Clair, the organization was able to appear at the Massachusetts-State and the Connecticut- State football games this past season. On the eve of December 14, 1946, a very successful Christmas concert was offered to the faculty, students ami guests. At the present time the band numbers fifty members. The rapid increase in interest by musicians and the student body resulted in the presentation of a second concert on March 28, 1947. In commemoration of National Music Week, a combined concert with the Connecticut University Band was presented in Edwards Hall May 9. 148 RHODE ISLAND CLUB President Manooc T. Heditsian Vice President Lawrence Panciera Secretary Richard Possner Treasurer Lcdvico DelGizzo Faculty Advisors .... Chester Berry, Robert Haire The Rhode Island Club is an athletic honorary society which includes all men who have earned a letter in any recognized sport. The main purpose of the club is to promote friendship and goodwill among the athletes in the interests of the college by demanding teamwork, clean play, and loyalty. The society acts as a governing body over men’s ath- letics and regulates the awarding of letters. After a lapse of four years the club has again reorganized and is planning an extensive program of activities for the coming year. Plans to cooperate with the Yt ' .A.A. are under- way in the presentation of dances and other social functions. Coaches and sport lumi- naries will be heard at meetings on all phases of sports. In the spring, an assembly is held for the presentation of letters. First Row (J. to r.) : A. Nichols, A. O’Sullivan, A. Topazio, L. DelGizzo, M. Heditsian, R. Possner, T. Tierney. E. PetoreUo, J. Mooshoian. Second Row: S. Scalfani. N. LaFlamme, E. Haire, E. Congdon, H. Donabedian. L. LaLiberte. N. Bridges, J. Renkala. Third Row: R. Hanna. L. Nahigian, G. Goldstein, C. Lauro, E. Dahl. E. Johnson. J. Reynolds, H. Majkut, M. Furtado. 149 BRANDEIS First Row ll. to r.) : E. Harriet, E. Isenberg, G. Stein, E. Tickton, D. Abrams, A. Melzer, B. Falcof. ski, M. Kramer, K. Markel, C. Gornstein, M. Dnffin. Second Row: A. Berenbaum, S. Goldberg, G. Wilson, E. Levin, B. Schuster, H. Fishbein, T. Breit- kopf, N. Gladstone, M. Chamey, A. Silverman, R. Wyzanski, M. Neinzow, D. Bieder. Third Row: L. Berlow, S. Lonofsky, G. Maker, R. Rebe, R. Elowitz, H. Podrat, N. Friedman, N. Salk, A. Isenberg, E. Koffler, H. Falcofski. Fourth Row: J. Krasner. I. Silverman, D. Greenfield, D. Glasberg, S. Dubinsky, S. Krall. President Vice Prcsiden Secretary . T reasurer . Faculty Advis . Asher Melzer Dorothy S. Abrams . Beverly Falcofski . Robert H. Tiemann Mitchell M. Solomon The Louis D. Brandeis Club, composed of the Jewish student body, was organized in the summer of 1944. A constitution was drawn up in the fall and passed by the adminis- tration. The objectives of the club are to promote better relations between this group and other campus religious groups, to promote a deeper interest in religion and to foster a better understanding of current religious problems. The Brandeis organization sponsors Sabbath services, guest speakers and interfaith assemblies and discussions. 150 CANTERBURY President Raymond Hindle Secretary-Treasurer Cynthia A. Hyde Faculty Advisors Dr. and Mrs. W. George Parks, Rev. John R. Wyatt The Canterbury Club was organized on our campus in February, 1945, to foster among the students a better understanding of the faith and practice of the Episcopal church and to encourage association and fellowship with other religious clubs. The meetings are held bi-weekly with an evening service followed by a discussion of ethical or religious topics. During Lent additional services are held every week. Several members have attended con- ferences for Episcopalian college women. An attempt is now being made to merge with Student Fellowship as one organization. D. Eldred, J. DeMerchant, H. French. E. Odland 151 NEWMAN u „ fc «_.. Fi,thRoa! i Sfirtf 23sji » ' L — • R - " » E - SqnUL “ ,e ’ J - Bo ,f ' President Robert Bradi.ey STUDENT FELLOWSHIP President Nataue Brice Pice President Dorcas V. Ki.dhed Serretary Queenie A. Heditsian Treasurer Richard G. Phelps Faculty Advisor Dr. William D. Metz Religious Advisor Rev. Frederick. Bishop -Student Fellowship is a non-sectarian organization which originally held its meetings on Sunday evenings at the Village Church House. Recently the meetings were held twice a month to give students a chance to get together informally for singing, discussions and speeches of current religious topics and problems. In the fall of 1946, Student Fellowship combined its meetings with the Canterbury Club and the Kpiscopalian group. First Row II. to r. I : R. Place. L. Bur-Icy. D. F osier. Q. Heditsian. IN. Brice, D. Kldred, R. Phelps, I. Palm, C. Hyde, V. Kasparian. R. Lentilhon. Second Row: I). Wilson. L. Roberts, I. Bruno. E. Barber. P. Luther, P. Briden. M. Mason. A. Walla nder. L. Kyle. R. Hoyle, M. Avery, B. Neil, J. Slump, 0. Aldrich. Third Row: C. Salter, M. Upham, L. Hilliard, M. Tefft. G. Johnson, M. Eulough, R. Townley, N. Reynolds. L. Turner, A. Olsen, H. Holden. Fourth Row: K. Froeherg, J. Barrett. J. Frails. C. Wood. 153 INTERFAITH COUNCIL First Row i I. to r.t : J. Krosncr, l)r. Metz, P. Records, A. Melzer, J. Palm. M. l)ee, H. French. Second Row: D. Eldred. N. Brice, L. Bnrsley, I. Harriet. Chairman Asher Melzer Secretary Joy E. Palm Treasurer Patricia Records Faculty Advisors Dr. William D. Metz Dr. Enoch F. Story Dr. Edward M. J. Pease Mr. Milton M. Solomon The Interfaith Association has been formed on the campus to coordinate and strengthen the activities of the religious organizations. The purpose of the organization as stated in the Constitution is to “encourage membership in the religious organizations and to further mutual interest among these groups.” At present the member organiza- tions include the Brandeis Club, Canterbury Club, Newman Club and Student Fellowship. Delegates for the 1946-47 year are Lorraine Bursley, Daniel C. ( ' .ashman, Alberta L. Crossley, Mary I. Dee, Priscilla Dressier, Dorcas W. Eldred, Helen K. French, Ilene B. Harriet, Julius Krasner, Thomas J. Lennon, Asher Melzer, Joy E. Palm and Patricia Records. 134 WOMEN S RIFLE Manager Marie Marquardt Coach .... 1st Sergeant Lloyd R. McVay, U. S. Army The Women’s Rifle Club has been an active club. Rifle practice is held three days weekly, at the beginning of the year, until approximately five weeks have passed. The members with the highest consistent scores are chosen for the team from this group. Competitive postal matches are arranged with women ' s rifle teams of other colleges after a team of fifteen girls has been organized. A final shoulder-to-shoulder match between the men ' s and women’s teams is fired at the end of the school year. Honors are presented to outstanding members of both teams at an annual banquet as a climax of the year ' s shooting. First Row ( . to r.) : J. Gammon, D. Turner, C. Emerson, M. Marquardt, C. Shule, B. Hopps, T. St. Germain. Second Row: M. Hudson, M. DeLuca, A. Luzon. A. Eisenberg. M. Olney. 155 MEN’S RIFLE First Row I . In r. I : L. Davis, W. Birrh, B. Bahlini, R. Joy. C. Thulier, J. Awde Second Roux J. Morphy (Manager), G. Johnson, H. Schwenk, M Sgt. F. Doggell Co-Captains Lawrence Daws, Louis Kousso Team Manager John Murphy Coach M Sct. Frank L. Doccett The postwar men’s rifle team was organized in October, using the fifty-foot range in Rodman Hall as headquarters. A schedule of postal matches was worked out at the begin- ning of the season. A mimeographed sheet ’’Rifle Team Bulletin” was issued each week. At the end of the season a three week intramural rifle tourney was held and the S.A.E. team won. During an assembly period the trophy, donated by Col. B. DeCraff, was pre- sented for one year to Roswell S. Bosworth, captain of the team. Three individual medals for the top three scores were also presented to Harold Averill (164), Irving Silverman (159) and Francis Averill (157). Varsity members of the rifle team this year included: Robert M. Beall Roswell S. Bosworth Edward Cannon Joseph Comiskey Francis Corcoran Lawrence Davis Gordon C. Johnson Arthur A. Kendrick Louis Kousso William T. Morgan Richard H. Riel Harry Schwenk Claude Thulier Charles G. Wynaught 156 SOCIETY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT President Vice President Secretary Treasurer . Riciiakd M. Serdjenian Elsa M. Isenberc . Joyce J. Sutcliffe . Carl H. Rosati, Jr. Ceorce A. Ballentine Robert Rockafellow Carlson The student branch of the Society for the Advancement of Management was organized April. 1944. by a group of business students who felt that they needed professional and social activities which pertained to them. The society is open to all students. The major purpose of the club is to broaden the student’s understanding of all phases of management in all the business world. First Rote it to r. I ; V. Finch. C. Perry, E. Isenberg. D. Serdjenian. J. Sutcliffe. G. DePastino. C. Rosati. D. Gray. Second Row: G. Stott. E. Lewis, S. Kroll. J. Murphy, D. Greenfield, D. Possner, L. Nahigian, W. Hill. 157 MARRIED VETERANS First Row ( l . to r.l : Mrs. H. Thompson, Mrs. J. Mitsock, Mrs. A. Parker (daoghter F rances). Mrs. W. Larmie (son Walter), Mrs. W. Benesch (daoghter Patricia), Mrs. J. Matheson (son James), Mrs. R. Chase (daughter Mary B.), Mrs. Leonard Brissette (daughter Jacqueline), Mrs. Carl Beckman. Second Row: H. Thompson, J. Mitsock. A. Parker. W. Larmie, W. Benesch, J. Matheson, R. Chase, L. Brissette, C. Beckman. Third Row: J. Swann, Mrs. J. Swann, Mrs. A. Topazio, A. Topazio, Mrs. E. Brunnckow, E. Brannckow. Rhode Island State was the first college in the country to use converted Quonset huts as family housing units for married student veterans attending college. On July 28, 1946, representatives of Mademoiselle Magazine furnished the first apartment. Since then nine- teen additional apartments have been built, and on October 15, 1946, all apartments were occupied by ex-G.L’s and their families. The Quonset family units are located in the “Old Apple Orchard”, north of Beta Psi Alpha fraternity. Each Quonset hut with an over-all dimension of 20 ' x 40 ' is divided to make two separate apartments consisting of kitchen-livingroom, bedroom, study, and bath. 158 NORTH SOUTH A. Leonard Brissette Soph.-Science Anna C. Brissette Jacqueline B. Brissette (5 mo.) A Thomas H. Harvey Soph.-Bus. Ad. A. Louise Harvey E. Everett Brunnckow So ph.-Engineering Dorothy D. Brunnckow B Arthur Parker Soph.-Bus. Ad. Louise H. Parker Frances Parker (2 4 yrs.) Philip Parker (5 mo.) Kodman Chase Soph.-Elec. Eng. Mary Alice Chase Mary Bryant Chase (3 yrs.) C Ronald James Robert Platt, Jr. Senior-Eng. Carolyn B. Platt ’45 Jean Louise Platt (15 mo. ) Edward J. Swann Junior-Mech. Eng. Jean H. Swann ’45 D Chandler Henley Junior-Bus. Ad. Jean Henley John E. Rusk Junior-Elect. Eng. Janet W. Rusk ’46 E Carl H. Beckman Senior-Science Gloria C. Beckman Lorraine Gay Beckman (6 mo.) Robert J. Kirk Junior-Science Mary S. Kirk F Huch Erwin Thompson Jean Thompson Attilio Topazio Senior-Eng. Leonora Topazio ’44 G David L. Hanna Junior-Agric. Dorothy F. Hanna ’44 William R. Benesch Soph.-Phys. Ed. Virginia L. Benesch Patricia M. Benesch (7 mo.) H Herbert F. O’Rourke Soph.-Phys. Ed. Shirley L. O’Rourke Craic L. O’Rourke (1 yr.) Jack B. Mitsock Soph.-Bus. Ad. Leatrice E. Mitsock F rosh.-Home Ec. 1 Eastwood H. Boardman, Jii. Phyllis H. Boardman Eastwood Howard Boardman, III (15 mo.) James Matheson Senior-Agric. Matilda Matheson James Matheson, Jr. (2 y 2 yrs.) J Walter E. Larmie Soph.-Agric. Una M. Larmie Walter Charles Larmie (18 mo.) 159 160 STUDENT WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE 161 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS The Chemical Engineerin ' ' Society, the youngest of the engineering groups on the campus, was founded in 1937. It did not remain a local for long, for on December 15, 1938, Dr. M. E. Molstead of N ale University, Secretary of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, installed the Rhode Island chapter as a member of the national student organi- zation. Rhode Island followed Yale, M.I.T., and Northeastern in its affiliation with the institute. The purpose of the Chemical Engineering Society is to stimulate prtd ' essional interest among its members in the field of chemical engineering, and to provide contacts with men in the industry. This is accomplished through professional speakers and field trips to industrial plants. 163 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS Chairman Murray Hahn Vice Chairman Stephen Braudy Secretary Thomas D. Tierney Treasurer Thomas Dolan Faculty Advisor Processor Edward L. Carpenter 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 field of mechanical engineering through the media of lectures by engineers, movies, and discus- sions on topics which are of importance to those students who wish to become future mechanical engineers. Through its affiliation with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1928 the smaller group was given the opportunity to see and hear profes- sional men in the field of mechanical engineering. Of very great importance to the mem- bers 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. 165 167 POLYGON President . Vice Preside . Donald R. Roberts . Kenneth E. Froeberc . Joseph P. Marino Kenneth G. Mackenzie Dr. Vernon I. Cheadle Dr. Edward M. J. Pease 168 MEMBERSHIP LAMBDA CHI ALPHA Louis A. Burcess William Hunt THETA CHI Joseph W. Rock Herbert O’Rourke PHI SIGMA Albert Starr Ferdinand M. Comolli RHO IOTA KAPPA Lawrence Panciera David L. Hanna SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON Donald R. Roberts David Ward DELTA ALPHA PSI James V. Boyle Jack Flynn ALPHA TAU GAMMA William L Hilton George Hopps BETA PSI ALPHA Joseph P. Marino I.ourd DelGizzo PHI MU DELTA George W. Blease Charles Phillips ALPHA EPSILON PI Daniel H. Saltzman Jerome H. Freiberg TAU KAPPA EPSILON Kenneth E. Froeberc Joseph Barrat BETA PHI Ellery W. French Kenneth G. Mackenzie The Polygon, interfratemity governing board of the campus, was organized in 1911. Although its original membership was only five, it has since grown to include twenty-four student members and two faculty advisors. This organiza- tion has done a great deal to establish and retain a spirit of cooperative effort between the numerous fraternities on campus. The most important function of the organization is to oversee the rushing campaigns: rules arc formulated and enforced hv this body in relation to rushing. Besides determining and regulating rushing rules the Polygon settles disputes between the fraternities and acts as an intermediary between the college and the fraternities. The membership of the Polygon consists of two representatives from each fraternity and two faculty advisors. In order that the organization remain im- partial, officers are elected by a rotation system and an entirely new set presides 169 RHO IOTA KAPPA President Vice President . Secretary Treasurer David L. Hanna Lawrence Panciera Henry Zarierek Atwood Heath On October 15, 1908, Rho Iota Kappa, the first fraternity on campus, was organized. Its first home was the Peokham Homestead near the foot of Kingston Hill. From here P.I.K. moved to quarters in East Hall . The next home was the Boardman House. The present chapter house was opened in 1927 anti the social room enlarged in 1937. The Grist of 1909 said of the movement for fraternity organization, ‘‘Fraternity spirit if cultivated in the proper direction is of inestimable value to the college man in creating that feeling of brotherly love which all college men should have toward one another. " The fraternity experiment is still in its infancy on the campus and it is everyone ' s hope that P.I.K. will show the way. Founded with tile underlying principles of good fellowship and brotherhood. P.I.K. has continually grown stronger. 170 FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 171 THETA CHI President Vice Preside Joseph W. Rock Kenneth R. Burkhardt Samuee M. Hall Edward P. Smith Theta Chi, first known as Sigma Delta, was the second local fraternity on this campus. Knowledge of the society’s existence first became known to the campus on December 22, 1909, when a formal “coming out’’ party was held in Lippitl Hall. Sigma Delta ' s petition for a charter was granted by Theta Chi fraternity March 18, 1911. 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 was the first fraternity house to maintain a boarding department and also the first to have a housemother. In 1936, the fraternity celebrated its 25th anniversary of national affiliation with the publication of a book that reviewed its history. Theta Chi was destroyed by fire in 1937, but by 1938 the Theta Chis once again took possession of one of the finest buildings associated with the college. 172 FKATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. Harold W. Browning Professor John E. Ladd Professor Herbert M. Hofford Professor Robert Rockafellow FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 Thomas P. Rociie Anthony Rodi CLASS OF 1948 Arthur Galepeau Joseph V. Rock John F. McDonough Edward P. Smith CLASS OF 1949 William Martin Wilfred Anger Kenneth R. Burkhardt Francis C. A hull Harold C. Averill Thomas E. Baker Harold W. Browning, Jr. Richard R. Campbell Frank D’Ambra, Jr. William D’Acuanno Raymond R. D ' Aquanno Eugene F. Errico Edward Foster Elmer Gardiner Armand G. Gaudet Samuel M. Hall Richard W. Holmes Stephen M. Hurley Ronald Jenkins Clayton A. Kemp Jerry Kerins William D. Kramer Francis McElroy Robert Millan Robert G. O’Connell Charles G. O’Donnell John F. O’Gara John A. Sciiroeder Henry St. Germain I. ClIAMPLIN WlLBOUR Herbert O’Rourke William A. Orme Frank C. Pritchard Richard Reardon William F. Roberts Dale R. Taft Thomas Waddington (1. 10 r. : F. McElroy, T. 1 , K. Hurkhardl, E. Smilh, C. Wilbour. H. Broi . F. Averill, H. AvcriU, W. D’Aguanno. A. K W. Orme, E. Foster, S. Hurley. W. Anger. H. St. Germain, A. Gaudet, J. Kerins. T. I Thayer, E. Thayer. J. Mel ah. : R. D’Aquanno. R. Campbell. F. D’Ambra. ' Reardon. E. Errico. ell, S. Hall, J. Rock, Mrs. Harding, mp. A. Rodi. W. Kramer. J. O’Gara, aker, C. O’Donnell, J. Schroeder. J. V. Roberts, D. Taft, F. Pritchard, R. 173 BETA PHI President Kenneth G. MacKenzie Vice President Norman Bridge Secretary Fixer y W. French Treasurer Herbert Boden Iii 1910, Bela Phi was organized as the third fraternity at Rhode Island State College with the Watson House its first home. From the beginning the late Dr. John Barlow was associated with the fraternity and much can be credited to his interest and efforts. Beta Phi huilt its second home in 1913. This building was the first to be built as a fraternity house at Rhode Island State. The mortgage to this house, the present Alpha Tau Gamma house, was burned in 1926. In 1931, this house being too small, plans were drawn and by 1932 the present house was finished and occupied. The house is a tribute to the effort, work and sacrifices of the brothers who made possible this home w hich exemplifies the spirit that is characteristic of the fraternity. The ideals of unity and progress upon which the fraternity was founded ran 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 Dr. Everett P. Christopher FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 Herbert H. Boden Richard Possner Kenneth G. Mackenzie Walter Rockwell James Armstrong Norman Bridge Stanley Cornish Lotus Crandall Bruce Alexander Harold Bloom Everett Brunnckow Theodore Ciesleh Robert Eley CLASS OF 1948 Edward Dahl William Emery Ellery W. French Charles King Henry Majkut CLASS OF 1949 Edgar Ellis William B. Haack Gordon Hall Robert Hawksley James Iarrusi Thomas King David McCauley CLASS OF 1930 James F. Kirwin Robert I. a Will iam Joseph Simkevich Allan Smith Theodore Suddard Glen W holey James Younc Andrew Mercak Warren Newall Clarence F. Olds James Simmons Robert W ilson Fir ,1 Row l . to r. : T. Suddard, J. Young. C. King. R. Possner. E. Fr N. Bridge. II. Boden. W. Smith. J. Armstrong. S, -rand Row: J. Simmons. R. Wilson, T. King. C. Olds. R. Hawksley, C. I W. Haack. R. Eley. I). McCauley, R. Spencer. Third Row: L. Crandall. H. Majkut. W. Newall. J. Iarrusi. G. Hall. S. Cc H. Bloom, E. Ellis. Fourth Row: W. Kmerv, T. Ciesler. R. Lawson. E. Dahl. G. Wholey. A. Coy ench, K. Mackenzie. Castwood, A. Mercak, rnish. E. Brunnckow. , E. Dempsey. 175 DELTA ALPHA PSI Secretary James V. Boyle, Jr. Armando F. Lusi John G. Mooshian Warren Gerachty Delta Alpha Psi, the fourth oldest fraternity at Rhode Island State College, was organ- ized on December 10, 1910, by a group of five men living at East Hall. Charter members were C. B. Edmonds, P. E. Freeman, C. R. Gilchrist, W. C. Matthews and B. R. Robinson. In 1913, the fraternity was large enough so that a residence could he rented. By 1917, tile ground was broken for a new home. Finished in 1918, it was occupied as an officers ' headquarters during the World W ar I. In 1935, the chapter was completely rebuilt and a large wing added to it. During the World W ar U it was used as a housing unit for women. Founded on the high ideals of brotherhood and good fellowship. Delta Alpha looks to the postwar period for the culmination of these principles. 176 177 LAMBDA CHI ALPHA President CHESTER W. Stott Vice President James A. Robinson Secretary William Hunt Treasurer LAWRENCE GlBNEY There are 108 undergraduate chapters of Lambda Chi Alpha. The original Chapter was formed at Boston University on November 2, 19119. Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity now- holds a representation of undergraduate chapters all over the United States and Canada, and alumni representation in all parts of the world. The local history of Eta eta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha begins in 1912 when a group of East Hall students founded the local fraternity Gamma Delta Sigma. In the fall of 1914, on October 9, Eta Zeta was installed at Rhode Island State College as a charter member of the grow ing young national fraternity. Lambda Chi Alpha. In 1923, the chapter moved into their new house now Sigma Delta Tau. In 1938, they reached their present location at North Road. During World War I three men were lost and in World War II seven were lost. During the second World War the fraternity closed in January, 1944, and opened in Septendier 1946. ITS SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON President J ames Collins Vice President Donald Roberts Secretary William Allan Treasurer Donald Cute Sigma Alpha Epsilon was established at Rhode Island State College in 1920 as the local fraternity 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 housed 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 location on Upper College Road. During its activity as Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the fraternity has been prominent in the diversified 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. 180 FRATRES IN FACULTATE FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 CLASS OF 1949 Merrill Lyman Pii Steven Quinn, Jr. GRADUATE STUDENT Carl W. Holmberc Sherry TAU KAPPA EPSILON President Richard R. Garland Vice President Joseph G. Barrat Secret ary James S. McGill Treasurer Walter E. Cooke In the fall of 1920, a group of non-fraternity men living in East Hall joined together and organized the Rhode Island Campus Club. Needing larger quarters the Club bought the Boardmau House. The name Rhode Island Campus Club was changed in 1929 and the name Phi Beta Chi was adopted making it (lie seventh Greek letter fraternity on the campus. Early in 1934 the present site was chosen. The new home was occupied immediately upon completion in November of the same year. Since 1935 the fraternity had been considering nationalization. Tau Kappa Epsilon was petitioned to this end. The inspection was passed and at a regular meeting of the fra- ternity on April 9, 1937 a unanimous vote of the members indicated their willingness to take immediate advantage of this grant. Alpha Rho Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon came into being June 10, 1937. 182 IN FACULTATE «- «. Cooke - R - ,::,rlond ’ J - Barra ' - Second Row: W. wSM ThirJH - l ' XSZ SwJSMfc R - Healy - J - Frah5 ’ c Ba “”- ALPHA EPSILON PI President Pice Preside Secretary Treasurer . Saul Feinstein . Jerome H. Freiberg . Stanley Slom . Donald Cohen The local fraternity Beta Nu Epsilon came into being in the spring of 1922 with a membership of ten men. The following year, with increased membership, the group secured quarters in the old Lambda Chi Alpha house. As the chapter prospered, the pros- pect of nationalization became an important factor of policy. Offers from many nationals were considered and finally, in April, 1928, it was decided to affiliate with Alpha Epsilon Pi. At the time of the induction. Dr. Howard Edwards was initiated as an honorary brother, the first faculty member in the national fraternity. It was with his aid that the present site of the chapter 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. Today there are 28 active chapters in A. E. Pi and seven pledge chapters. Alpha Epsilon Pi joined the National Interfraternity Conference in 1921 and is now a senior member. Benjamin V. Fine, Rho ’28, is at present on the executive board of the N.I.C. while Robert Krovitz, Rho ' 32, is now national president of Alpha Epsilon Pi. 184 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Milton M. Solomon Dr. Ralph K. Carleton Donald Cohen Murray Hahn Alfred Litwin Herbert Bander Oscar Braudy Saul Feinstein Jerome Freiberg Albert Abramowitz Ikying Berman Burton Botvin Burton Charren FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 David Picker Daniel Saltzman Herbert Shulman CLASS OF 1948 Gilbert Glass Milton Rakusin Irving Silverman Cl, ASS OF 1949 Arnold Fellman Marvin Geller Daniel Glasberg Sherman Kaufman Arthur Klein Leonard Lazarus CLASS OF 1950 Martin Cohen Stanley Grossman Lawrence Slote Philip Zalkind Stanley Slom Erwin Summers Robert Tiemann Rionard Waldman Robert Luber Oscar Melzer Richard Rouslin Abner Schwartz William Warren Richard Paster 185 PHI MU DELTA President George W. Blease Vice President Manooc T. Heditsian Secretary Warren Salter Treasurer Carl H. Beckman Phi Mu Delta was founded March 1. 1918. It grew out of the National Federation ol Common Clubs which was established at W esleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in the spring of 1899. The chapters at the state universities of New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut were the mother chapters of the present fraternity. The Rhode Island chapter was originally established as a local fraternity. Delta Sigma Epsilon, in 1923, and used that which is now the Village Church House as its fraternity home. In 1929 the local was absorbed by the National Phi Mu Delta and chartered as Nu Eta Chapter. At the outbreak of W orld War II there were more than 200 members in the local chapter and they were kept in contact during the war years by the publication of the Nu Eta News edited by Professor Robert A. DeWolf. W lien the fraternities were returned to their members Phi Mu Delta was fortunate in having a nucleus of thirty active brothers on hand to resume fraternity activities. Phi Mu Delta is regaining its pre-war strength on the campus and looks to the future for continued success. 186 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Professor Robert A. DeWolf Professor Georcf. E. Bond Professor John B. Smith Professor Brooks A. Sanderson FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 Donald L. Archangel Carl Beckman Douglas Cowell Blair J. W illard George W. Blease Manooc Heditsian Carl E. Barrie William F. Cowen G. Owen Dexter Harry Donabedian Chandler Henley Willlam A. Brown Lionel L. Brown William W. Irvii Charles H. Jones Kenneth Jorjorian Charles E. Lewis Leon T. Nahigian Kennetf CLASS CLASS OF 1948 Lincoln North George Oi-dyke, Jr. Donald I). Proctor John Edward Hi " k Willard John E. Croslf.y Eugene E. Hand Kenneth A. Erickson Raymond G. Hawley Kenneth Goodwin Frank L. Hull Theodore W orrell, Jr. CLASS OF 1950 Warren E. Hill Ci Warren R. Salter Richard M. Serdjenian Edward J. Swann Randall S. Vale Leonard A. W ' aite Charles E. Johnston Charles F. Kenyon Robert Van Hof Douclas S. Wilkinson 187 PHI SIGMA President . . Vice President . Treasurer . F. Albert Starr Ferdinand M. Comolli Edcar H. Greeniialck . Francis Perry Phi Sigma Fraternity was conceived by a group of off-campus students who had a natural desire for the closer ties of fraternity life. The first meeting was held in Tavern Hall in the spring of 1925. In 1933 the present house was purchased. 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. With the advent of World War II, the members entered various service branches and the house was closed in the summer of 1943. In the fall of 1945, with the return of many men, the College took over the bouse for a dormitory. In the fall of 1946 the house re- opened as a fraternity after a special period of pledging in May. Phi Sigma’s objective is to develop true friendship between brothers that will con- tinue long after they have finished working for their common goal, a college education. 188 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Professor Joseph W. Ince Or. Theodore E. Odland Professor Lee C. MacCauley Professor Ceorce A. Ballf.ntine Mr. Stanley S. G FRATRES IN ( CLASS OF CLASS OF 1949 CLASS OF 1950 189 ALPHA TAU GAMMA President William L. Hilton Vice President Frank A. Sarra Secretary Nicholas Samaras Treasurer Matthew Keid Alpha Tau Gamma was founded in the spring of 1929 and held its first meetings in what is now Washburn Hall. The original organization consisted of 23 charter members and Professor Ince as faculty advisor. After living for three years in the old Fortin house, the boys moved into the building they now occupy. The present membership is well Alpha Tau is looking to the future and plans have already been made to expand its present facilities to meet the needs and requirements of its increasing membership. The fraternity is proud of its past record and is confident of making an even better one in the future. 190 BETA PSI ALPHA President Vice Preside Secretary Pasquai.e A. Licuobi . Vincent IYIarzh.i.i . Thomas W. Ferra Donato Pascone Beta Psi Alpha fraternity was founded in the year 1932. At the time of its founding the fraternity had its home at Dr. E. M. J. Pease’s house. From there it moved into South Hall. In 1940 the cornerstone of the present house was laid and, shortly after, the members moved into their new home. Beta Psi can well be proud of the latest fraternity house on the campus. 192 FRATRES IN FACULTATE Dr. Nicholas Alexander Prof. Paul F. Cieurzo Lourd Del Gizzo Robert Emma Pasquale A. Liguori Peter Antasia Salvatore T. Catro.neo Thomas DeSisto Michael V. Alberco Carmino Asprinio William R. Ferranti Calvin V. Giusti Nicholas Josweix Paul Lischio FRATRES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 Joseph P. Marino Vincent Marzilli Joseph P. Mazza CLASS OF 1948 Thomas W. Ferra, Jr. Joseph A. Guido Domenic J. Mainelli CLASS OF 1949 Thomas Natale Carmine Pagano Albert F. Petraca John Pezzillo Carl R. Pinucci Dr. Paul E. Douglas Dr. Charles J. Fish Donato Pascone Nicholas Silvestri Attilio A. Topazio John H. Paliotti Carl H. Rosati Anthony N. Silvestri Anthony Rai.noxe Aucustine Rippa Bartolo Rizzo Vincent A. Sarni First Row (I. to r. i : S. Catroneo. 1). Mainelli, J. Mazza. A. Topazio, T. Ferra, Jr.. P. Signori. V. Marzilli. I . Pascone. A. Silv.-lri, T. DeSisto. Second Ron . B. Rizzo. A. Rainone. F. Scopa, C. Asprinio. E. Squillante, C. Rosali. V. Monte- ralvo. . Sarni. G. Simone, J. Paliolti. J. Pezzillo. Third Row: A. Petraca. C. Pinucci, C. Giusti, C. Pagano, J. Guido, P. Lischio. M. Albergo. N. Joswell. V. Ragosla, W. Ferranti. 193 PANHELLEN1C ASSOCIATION First Row (l.tor.) : D. Eldred, G. Amore, E. Hart. K. Markel, Miss M. Dickson, J. Dawlev. Second Row: D. Calanio, P. Brie, A. Wallandcr. D. Peterson, S. Abrams. President Elspeth Hart Secretary -Treasurer Kate Markel FACULTY ADVISORS Dr. Margaret Parks Miss Mabel Dickson Miss Grace Whaley Miss Mary Cummings Miss Lucy Tucker 194 PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES Senior SIGMA KAPPA Junior Pauline Bric: Dorcas Ei.dred CHI OMEGA Dorothy Peterson Alice Wallander DELTA ZETA Elspeth Hart Joyce Ann Dawley SIGMA DELTA TAU Kate Markel Sybil Abrams ETA PHI Gloria Amore Doris Catanio PANHELLENIC CREED We, the fraternity undergraduate members, stand for scholarship, for the guardianship of good health, for whole-hearted co-operation with our college’s ideals for student life, for the maintenance of fine social standards anil the serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Good college citizen- ship as a preparation for good citizenship in the larger world of alumnae days is the ideal that shall guide our chapter activities. We, the fraternity alumnae members, stand for an active, sympathetic inter- est in the life of our undergraduate sisters, the maintenance of healthful physical conditions in the chapter house and dormitory and for using our influence to further the best standards for the education of the young women of America. Loyal service to chapter, college and community is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, the fraternity officers, stand for loyal and earnest work for the realization of these fraternity standards. Co-operation for the maintenance of fraternity life in harmony with its best possibilities is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, the fraternity women of America, stand for preparation for service through character building inspired in the close contact and deep friendship of fraternity life. To us, fraternity life is not the enjoyment of special privileges, but an opportunity to prepare for wide and wise human service. Adopted by N. P. C. 1915 195 SIGMA KAPPA President Hope Byrne Vice. President Patricia Records Secretary Christine Bills Treasurer Barbara Knowe Sigma Kappa sorority was founded in 1874 at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. At Rhode Island State College, the local sorority. Sigma Tau Delta was admitted as Phi chapter of Sigma Kappa in 1919. Their house was built on Lower College Road, the first sorority house on State’s campus. Scholastic honors have been capped almost continually by Sigma for a number of years. Their annual bam dance is held in the fall, and a May breakfast in the spring. Date of founding Place of founding Flower . November 9, 1874 Colby College, Maine Violet SOROR IN FACULTATE Dr. Marcaret M. Parks SORORES IN COLLEGIO CLASS OF 1947 Antoinette F. Lewis Christine Bills Rosalind C. Burns CLASS OK 1948 Margaret M. English Barbara H. Kn Mary L. Tabor H. Hlberta Higgins Martha Jacob Ruth E. Jenison CLASS OF 1949 Adelaide Richmond Ruth Salter Joan Sawyer 197 CHI OMEGA Vice Presi Dorothy Peterson Paula Zambarano Priscilla Anderson Janet Spink Chi Omega was founded in 1895 by four college women and Dr. Charles Richardson, a Kappa Sigma. In 1918 a local sorority, Omicron Alpha Alpha, was established at Rhode Island State College. Meetings were held over the old college bookstore. The local sorority, under the advisorship of Miss Lucy Tucker, former college regis- trar, was accepted into the Chi Omega Fraternity as its fifty-fifth chapter. Lambda Beta. Their house was built in 1928 on Lower College Road. Chapter membership has grown to 316. Their annual dance is the Chi 0 Cabaret held in the spring. Date of founding .... April 5, 1805 Place of founding .... University of Arkansas, Ohio Flower White Carnation Colors Cardinal and Straw Jewel Pearl 198 Miss Lucy C. Ti SORORES IN FACULTATE SORORES IN ' COLLECIO CLASS OF 1947 , Rote (, — R Z “ ta ™ " - P ' ‘— Second Row: C. j| g”pp ’ g ' Browni ' fc K C Fo8te i rla ' chl M?G«rm«i ParnUm Th “ ! p - Cun - DELTA ZETA President Mary Elizabeth Davies Vice President . Dorothy Partincto. Secretary . . . ... Norma Carroll Treasurer Joyce Sutcliffe Tliela Delta Omicron was established on this campus as a local sorority in 1924. It had a membership of five girls, and they held their meetings in the lodge which was for- merly used by the other sororities. A petition was granted Theta Della Omicron in 1928 to become a member of national Delta Zeta. On March 3, 1928, the fifteen active members were initiated as Beta Alpha chapter. Delta Zeta house was built in 1932. the third sorority oil the Kingston campus. In 1938. Beta Alpha received the Delta Zeta Founder’s Award, and in 1946 the Council Award. In the spring Delta Zeta holds its annual Tenuis Ball on the courts at the rear of their house. Date of founding .... October 24, 1902 Place of founding Miami University, Oxford. Ohio Flower Killarney Rose Colors Old Rose and Vieux Green Jewel Diamond 200 SSft Aileen M. Feely S lISANNE P. CaDWAII CLASS OF 1949 I. Patricia Grant . Lucille Messenger Virginia Reid E. Lorraine Kenney Doris G. Penny Marjorie Singsen Virginia Stiles SIGMA DELTA TAU A local sorority, Nu Alpha, began March, 1935, at the college. In September, 1946, the active members were pledged to Sigma Delta Tau. as national sorority. Alpha Beta chapter. At the beginning of the fall semester in 1946, the sorority established itself in the former University Club House on Lower College Road. At present their chapter members number twenty-eight. The Sigma Deltas hold an annual Candy Ball every spring. Day of founding . . March 25, 1917 Place of founding . . Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Nathan Caleb House Flower Tea Rose Colors Cafe Au Lait and Old Blue Jewel Lapis Lazuli 202 FACULTATE Gloria N. Stein CLASS OF 1949 ETA PHI President M. VIRGINIA Eddy Vice President Mildred V. Masse Secretary Lydia A. Rodrigues Treasurer Leona S. Ferrick A fifth sorority had its beginning on the cam pus of Rhode Island State College when a group of girls headed by M. Virginia Eddy had an informal meeting on October 30, 1945. Their purpose was to enable more women students to enjoy the benefits, everlasting friendship, and cooperative spirit offered by sorority life. With the assistance of Miss Lucy C. Tucker, Dean Evelyn B. Morris, and Mrs. Walton H. Scott, the group expanded to fourteen potential members. The first formal meeting was held on November 8, 1945, when officers were elected. Mrs. Albert H. Owens of Taft Laboratory, consented to be advisor. A petition sent to Dean Morris on November 15 was passed on for approval. Eta Phi Sorority received recognition on June 4, 1946 from Dean Harold W. Browning. The charter was granted on October 1, 1946, signed by President Carl R. Woodward and Mr. A. Livingston Kelley, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Miss Ann McFarland became temporary adviso r when Mrs. Owens left campus near the end of the school year. Miss Mary H. Cummings was chosen permanent advisor. Dr. Dura Cockrell, Mr. and Mrs. Walton H. Scott, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Owens are patrons and patronesses. The girls now live on the fourth floor of Eleanor Roosevelt Hall. 204 TALI ALPHA EPSILON President . . Vice President . Secretary . . Treasurer . Rita L. Pantalone MahAund D. Hindle Cynthia A. Hyde Eunice M. Abramson The ever-increasing enrollment of women at Rhode Island State College was a necessary cause for the establishment of Tau Alpha Epsilon, the sixth sorority on the Kingston campus. The sorority was founded April 1, 1944 through the work and ambi- tions of Rita Pantalone, Catherine Moriarty, Betty Potter Wines and Muriel Pagliuca. The common bonds of mutual interest and ideals drew other girls into the group which now includes seventeen members and six pledges. These young women are deeply grateful to the Board of Trustees, Dean Harold W. Browning, Panhellenic and the other sorority women who kept their hopes up and their spirits high. Day of Founding . . April 1, 1944 Place of Founding . Rhode Island State College, Davis Hall Flower .... White Chrysanthemum Colors Rose and White 206 rhirdRoa: j - Turner ’ m - di — “• m - 207 WOMEN’S DORMITORY ASSOCIATION First Row ( . to r.l : }. Marshall. C. Strealdorf. Q. Hediuian. D. Gray, C. Moriarty. Second Row: J. Slump, G. Leary, B. Clarke. President Secretary-T reasur Social Chairman . Queenie Heditsian . Dorothy Gray Carolyn Strealdorf East Hall Davis Hall . Eleanor Roo West Annex North Annex HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES Barbara Clarkf. Catherine Moriarty i evelt Hall Joan Marshall Jean Stump The Women’s Dormitory Association was founded for Eleanor Roosevelt Hall, but it has been extended to all the girls’ housing units. Now every coed living in a dormitory is automatically a member of the association. Its purpose is to coordinate house activi- ties and social functions. The Board distributes funds to each housing unit for operating during the school year. Becoming an annual tradition is the Varga Ball which has been characterized by glamour and success for the past two years. 209 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HALL CLASS OF 1949 211 DAVIS HALL President Eunice Abramson Vice President Mary Champion Secretary Patricia McConville Treasurer Demetra Pliakas Davis Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus, has been in continuous operation for one-half century, following the course of Rhode Island State College from its very beginning. In turn it has been occupied by students, classrooms, military department offices, the library, the infirmary, and the Beacon. During the war years it has housed the A.S.T.P. and special secretarial students. In the fall of 1945, because of the larger number of coed residents and the return of the fraternity men, it was reopened as a girls’ dormitory. Davis Hall has undergone fire and changes in her appearance, but through it all the building has stood as a symbolic landmark on the quadrangle. Hi! Kow - jfflrt Johnson ’ - zstt ssfc ssr 1 McCrae - M - Lorin - L - Turco ’ s - Sa,ldow - 2: .VH R Hiron ' B ' “ • p - u - s - Ke,eher ’ 213 EAST HALL President . . Vice President . Treasurer . M. Betty Fletcher Barbara M. Hadfieijj Elizabeth B. Winter . Priscilla M. Clark East Hall was dedicated in 1909 and first used as a men ' s dormitory. It housed Army students under the Army Specialized Training Program during World War II. In September 1945 it was reopened, after slight alterations, as a girls’ residence unit, housing sixty girls for that year. During the 1946-1947 school year there were eighty-eight occupants. CLASS OF 1947 Virginia L. Finch Marguerite A. Kenyon CLASS OF Joan E. Butler Erminia J. Constantino Beverley C. Fletcher Barbara A. Hurtado Priscilla Armstrong Barbara J. Brierley Barbara F. Clark Priscilla M. Clark Virginia J. Crecan Phyllis A. Dott Manola B. Fletcher 1948 Marjorie M. Jones Sylvia M. Kincsford M. Bethea I.incard Mary C. Petrella 1949 Barbara M. Hadfield EvaS. Horsfall Jean G. Lindsay Pearl L. Maki Phyllis E. Phipps Miriam W. Roberts CLASS OF 214 " ( V Iw tA a euS: Second Roto : P Hakas! F K «: FillhR - lSrN d D». S wS fa B.h“m: ° ££ ' c 215 VIAJERAS CLUB President Vice President Secretary-Treas Alberta L. Crosslev Margaret L. Gilbert Martha 0. Jacob Since the fall of 1945, the residents of Quinn 102 have been identified as the Viajeras, or the travelers. As faculty advisor of the club. Dr. Mary A. Reilly gave her ardent support to all its undertakings. The group has held numerous luncheon parties, beach parties, and card The membership for the 1946-1947 year was twice that of the previous year. Although the club was small in comparison to other competing women’s groups, the Commuters rated third place in scholastic standing for the year. CLASS OF 1947 Patricia J. Ballentine Caroline Barlow Elinor E. Lucier CLASS OF 1948 Mary E. Avery Geraldine M. Denicourt Christine E. Bills Nancy D. B. Hawkes Alberta L. Crossley Ethel A. Sellers CLASS Doreen M. H. Daniels Norma L. Frazier Margaret L. Gilbert Evelyn R. Harry Claire Jacob CLASS ( Kathryn M. Chappell Grace A. Conlon Mary E. Dohrinc Anna Louzon Jeannette McLaren Caroline L. McNulty Leatrice E. Mitsock A. Joan F 1949 Martha O. Jacob Nancy Q. Nichols B. Maxine Stauffer Alice C. Sulltvan Diana Wakefield F 1950 Anne A. Nardone Ellen L. Odland Meredith Patterson Martha I. Phillips Elva Sweet Eleanor E. Vuono Frances M. Werner Wilkie 216 ROOSEVELT WEST ANNEX West Annex, housing sixty-four women students, is the larger of two additions to Eleanor Roosevelt Hall. One of the best known new dwellings on the campus, the “pre- fabricated palace” was obtained from a government surplus sale at Wickford, and was brought to the campus section by section. North Annex, the adjacent dormitory, was brought to the campus in the same way. Except for these buildings, the girls who occupy them would he commuting from all sections of the state. Lois E. Hii.i.iaku Rosalia Elowitz Glenn a M. Aldrich Marcaret Amaral Jot Barrows R. Recina Beaulieu Alice D’ Almeida Natalie E. Eraser Piioere C. Hofford Mart Judson Beverley M. Klein Marion Lee Jean McIntosh Anna E. Marianetti Evelyn Mines Matilda Nemtzow Shirley Northup Patricia O ' Brien Ursula F. O’Brien Ann E. O’Connell Anne E. O ' Connor CLASS OF 1948 Charlotte C. Prentice Marilyn W. Upham CLASS OF 1949 Cecilia Gouveia Mary H. Wilson CLASS OF 1950 Audrey Oleson Ruth F. Oliveira Corinne Palm Barbara Peacock Doris Pellecrini Harriet L. Podrat Carol Reid Joan Reynolds Lucy Ann Roberts Barbara Roussin Jean W. Royal Jeanne Sundquist Norberta F. Salk Marjorie Saccoccia Carolyn Salter Emily M. Schwarz Bernadette T. Sheehan Gloria D. Smith Ellen M. Swanton Barbara E. Couch Judith E. Sherman Miriam D. Simone Jean L. Stump Therese St. Germain Margaret M. Tefft Barbara Tewksbury Ruth M. Townley Dorothy A. Toll Olive B. Turner Patricia Turner Frances C. Trubek Helen P. Tsancaris Mary E. Vermettf. Margaret M. Walsh Suzanne W hitman Gladys W ' ilcon Jane W ' illiams Mary H. Wilson May Zooloomian 217 ROOSEVELT NORTH ANNEX President . Vice Preside, Secretary Treasurer . Jean Recan Dolores Roderick Eva Lait Because of the overwhelming number of applications for the fall semestei the ground behind Eleanor Roosevelt Hall was broken for the erection of ei housing units. One of these. North Annex, has a capacity of twenty-six, both s double rooms, and a social room. A unique addition to the campus and a temporary solution to the housing North Annex serves its purpose well. of 1946, mergency 218 CLASS OF 1947 Fern V. Frolander Mary F. Olney Patricia Knerr Vera E. Pearson CLASS OF 1948 Evelyn Besmertnuk Joyce A. DeMerchant Jean Burns Winifred Greene Lorraine Bursley Maxine Mason Jean G. Recan Incrid M. Bercl M. Cady Chew Eva M. Lait Gertrude C. Lej Isahelle Praia CLASS OF 1949 Shirley Seacal Eleanor Quicc CLASS OF 1950 Anna Solitro Anna Tortolano 219 221 AGGIE BAWL After the return of many students the Aggie Club once more outdid itself on the dance floor. The Aggie Bawl with its rural setting and its queen, Marion Sundquist, is tradi- tionally the first major social dance of the year. This gala event was held at Lippitt Hall on the memo- rable eve of Columbus Day and the Brown-State football game. Octo- ber 11. The crowd danced to the music of George Treadeau from 8:30 to 11:00. Gordon Johnson served as general chairman. Run- ners up to Queen Sundquist of Delta Zeta were Carolyn Reed, Chi Omega: Betty MacDonald, Eta Phi; Jean McIntosh, West Annex: Betty Allen, Sigma Kappa; Trudy Breitkoph, Sigma Delta Tau; Betty O ' Donnell, East Hall; Dolores Rod- erick, North Annex; and Esther Marino, Eleanor Roosevelt Hall. Marion Sundquist 222 SOPH HOP Queen Phyllis Llther inson of West Annex, Jean Laity of East Hall, Caro Shute of Davis Hall, Valerie Gerlach of Clii Omega. Janice Macomber of Eleanor Roose- velt Hall. Adelaide Richmond of Sigma Kappa. Isabel Prata of North Annex, and Eveline Sherman of Sigma Delta Tan. The Soph Hop, traditional semi- formal danee of the class of 1949, entered the scene of campus socials in a gala manner on November 8, 1946. Lippitt Hall was transformed by a collegiate theme of banners and a blue and white crepe paper ceiling. Blue football dance pro- grams dangled from the girls’ wrists and the boys pockets. Kenny Kempton and his orchestra offered smooth dance music. Queen of the Hop Phyllis Luther of Delta Zeta was presented her crown and loving cup by Daniel Cashman, class presi- dent. Other candidates who vied for the honor of Queen included: Mae Vi ' emtz of Eta Phi. June Rob- Queen Candidates 223 MIL BALL MAYORALTY CAMPAIGN The Mayoralty Campaign started the second semester with a spirited bang. Officially starting January 14 during the regular Wednesday assembly hour the can- didates gave their campaign speeches to a cheering, whistling audience. Spirit was high. Tommy Scott of Alpha Tau Gamma, former Mayor, started his re-election return by hacking the A.B. degree. Leading candidates competing for “Hizzoncr " included kilt- skirted “Angus Me” Newall of Beta Phi, “Big Ben” Benvenuti, crooning cowboy of Phi Sigma, and Don “Dead Eye” Ostigny of the Huts. Other candidates included Bill Brais of Lambda Chi, Bob O’Connell of Theta Chi, Jean Hoyle of Chi O, Joe Hall of SAE, Fred Crowell of TKE and Pat Rooney of E.R. Hall. During the hectic week, Angus danced to the music of Big Ben’s accordion and feud- ing Dead Eye took over the cafeteria frequently w ' ith his rough and ready followers. Announcement was made at the Mayoralty Ball by Sachem’s Moderator John A. Schroeder giving the ho nor and title of 1947 Mayor to DONALD H. OSTIGNY of Mystic, Conn. 225 HOME-COMING DAY 226 fe. iAi 227 FRESHMAN FREAK DAY The introduction or the Rhode Island State College Music Series is another at- traction which has taken place since the last edition of this publication. Through the efforts of music professor Lee C. MacCauley and others, it has been pos- sible for music lovers to enjoy living music from some of the world’s greatest Vivian Della Chiesa, lyric soprano star of radio and opera, was presented first in the series of concerts on November 18. Her audience filled Edwards Hall to capacity. Most-talked-about pianist of the year at Rhody was artist Leo Smit whose skill and expression captivated the entire at- tention of a large body of listeners on January 21. Next in order on the Tuesday evening programs was the Griller String Quartet of England who made one of their few American appearances in Kingston. Completing the series was the superla- tive voice of Ezio Pinza, great Metropoli- tan Opera basso, singing one of his 75 concerts this season. The college family and the public look forward to an equally successful series for the year 194748. MUSIC SERIES MAY DAY May Day, one of the most colorful activities of the year, is sponsored by the Women ' s Athletic Association. The climax of the Festi- val is the crowning of the queen. Her Majesty, chosen from the senior girls, is elected by the entire student body. It is her coronation that is the center of the affair. Natalie Luther was the 1946 queen. Her court consisted of ten senior girls receiving the next highest number of votes. The remaining senior women carried the laurel chain. The theme for the 1946 May Day was “Robin Hood in the Sherwood Forest”. After the crowning ceremonies, a skit consisting of Junior class members was presented in honor of the Queen. The cast included Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Little John, and nobility of the world who had come to pay honor and to pro- vide entertainment with the folk dances de- picting life in their countries. In keeping with the custom. May Day would not be complete without the Maypole dance. This ceremony was performed by the Soph- omore girls dressed in pastel gowns which harmonized with the colorful ribbons of the Maypole. It is the tradition on the R.I.S.C. campus for the Freshmen girls to participate in the folk dances. This year they included such dance s as “The Ribbon Dance " , “Gatherin’ Peasecods”, “If All the World Were Paper- and “Wiggis Dance”. The costumes dress of the country. The “Duel Dance” and “The Wood Nymphs” were also staged by the Soph- Exercises were held on the women ' s athletic field to accommodate the large crowd. This program climaxes the activities of the year for the Women’s Athletic 230 CLASS HISTORY The class of 1946 is distinctive, first of all, for the confusing pattern of its college years. The graduates of ’47 matriculated at Rliody from 1936 until June 1944. Many of its mem- bers entered the Armed Forces, thus interrupting the conventional college pattern, while others utilized the acceleration program for their full eight semesters. To complete the confusion, the class of 1947 graduated some of its members in February and the remainder To strike a medium we’ll begin the story of ’47 in September, 1943, when the original class of 1947 registered at R. I. State. One hundred and forty-two we entered: 167 we depart. No class song ... no class officers ... no Frosh Beacon ... no Frosh Frolic . . . no Frosh Banquet. The class of ’47 lacked much of the traditional accoutrements, but what it larked in tradition it made up for in spirit and activity. We wore our green bows and Frosh caps, stayed off the grass, said “Hi " and held doors for upperclassmen, and “assumed the angle” for the Vigies — except once when the Frosh boys sowed a few wild oats, turned the tables and paddled Sy Ostrach, then moderator of the Sachems anil chief of the Vigilantes. Since the dearth of men had caused the fraternities to become inactive, the fraternity men had turned their houses over to the college for use as dorms during the war emer- gency. Thus, the women of our college were quartered in S.A.E., P.I.K., Delta Alpha, Theta Chi, and Phi Mu Delta, while the men lived in T.K.E., A.E.Pi., Alpha Tau and Beta Psi. More than one fraternity man, back on leave, bounded into his house expecting to be greeted by frat brothers, only to be escorted to the door with a rather stunned expression on his face as the co-eds asked him to “be sure and come again”. Social life on campus would have been only a topic of conversation had it not been for the A.S.T.P. stationed at Rhody. The khaki clad groups living in Davis, East and Eleanor Roosevelt Halls, the formations marching to and from class, reveille, taps and their “Hut 2, 3, 4”, “Eyes Right” and “Hi, Mabel” in cadence came to be a familiar and accepted part of the mosaic of our college lives. The A.S.T.P. boys did a great deal in helping us to keep the flame of college spirit alive — Aztap, their section of the Beacon. the Army show, “Misbehavin’,” ping pong and dancing in the Union (in pre-war life Beta Phi fraternity), the Crystal Ball at which Ginny Vemer, one of OUR class, reigned as queen, the Good-bye G.I. semi-formal, which was the student-faculty gesture of farew ell, and those last few miserable, hectic days in March, when the Army said, “So long, Rhody, it ' s been swell.” After they had gone we realized for the first time what an integral part of us they had become. W e were grateful for the few months that we had to know them and for the opportunity to share our campus with them. Meanwhile, the ranks of ' 47 were to be found in every campus organization. To make our class official, we elected Mrs. Parks class advisor and chose Tommy Baker to be our class director. The fall rushing season ended with many girls pledged to sororities. The members of ' 47 were beginning to shine in campus affairs — “Scotty” Hart was outshining everyone with her prowess on the hockey field and basketball court — “Skip” Jewett was 231 selected to represent “Daisy Mae” on Sadie Hawkins Day — Muriel Senior was chosen to sing in the college quartet — Janet Spink received the W.S.G.A. award for the highest average among the Freshman women — and two more of the class of ' 47, Tommy Baker and A1 Nichols were showing exceptional talent as Keaney-style hall handlers for the point-a-minute Rhody quintet. Although both football and baseball had fallen casualties of the war, basketball continued successfully at Rhody. We went en masse to Providence for the Army-Navy Benefit Game featuring Rhody versus Brown and Brunonia rang with Rhody ' s victory celebrations. A great many of us went to New York for the Madison Square Garden game. Though the Rams fought valiantly, defeat came at the hands of a polished St John’s five. By the end of the season we had joined the ranks of Rhody’s basketball addicts. So our year as neophytes came to a close with two social highlights the Slide Rule Strut and the Commencement Ball. Our own Commencement Ball seemed unbelievably far away. A great many of us returned in two weeks for our first taste of acceleration in action. That summer semester of 1944 made more than its share of memories — afternoons at the Pier, the Dorm’s County Fair, the summer formats, the secretaries being trained for gov- ernment service and occupying Davis Hall, S.A.E., and Tau Sigma, the war association, organized to give the men something of fraternity life. The good-natured whole-hearted- ness with which the pledges went through Hell-Week made us all wonder about the fun of the college life that we would probably never know. The campus that summer had a certain warmth that it has never recaptured. Everyone on campus knew everyone else: we went to “Dirty Thirty”, watched the intra-mural baseball games and reminisced together. Then it was fall again and the class of ' 47 was now known as the third and fourth semesters. John Schroeder was chosen to head the fourth semester and “Scotty” Hart, the third. With two hundred and twenty-five new Frosli on campus we assumed a new, and we thought, more dignified, position at Rhody as befitted our Sophomore status. This was our election year, and the lieacon sponsored a political campaign complete with speeches and banners. Completely disregarding the rest of the nation, R. I. State students elected Dewey president. The music department under Professor Lee MacCauley initiated a Music Series program which featured several famous musical groups and individuals. We were duly impressed with the Don Cossacks and the following artists. The track team brought home the New England l.C.A.A.A. title and were beaten only by Army and Navy in the National I.C.A.A.A.A. meet. Phi Delta came through with “The Late Christopher Bean " in which “Sweet Lorraine” Kenney had the second lead. The basketball team was being starred in a short movie, “Basket Wizards”, and was having a very successful season on the courts the University of Detroit and St. Joseph’s victims of the Rams whirlwind play. The climax came when State received a bid to the N.C.A.A. Tournament in Madison Square Garden. Class leaders were beginning to stand out by the spring of ’45. Helen Webb did ’47 proud by winning the Elizabeth Williams Essay contest. Rosalind Hoyle was elected 232 editor-in-chief of the Beacon and Helen Webb, Carol Emerson, Pris Briden, Toni Lewis, Joan Marshall and Marily Roberts Rickett were chosen for posts on the editorial and business board. Dottie Peterson, a transfer from the University of Maine, was chosen for the vice presidency of W.S.G.A. Rosalind Hoyle was elected president of Portia and Janet Spink secretary. The Frosh women enlivened the campus with their all-out efforts on Freak Day. Everyone howled at Mary Dee’s winning impersonation of Ernie Calverley. Then on April 12 the student body was shocked at the announcement of the passing of the presi- dent, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The delegates to the annual College Medal Congress which convened at State on the following day sent a dedication and message of sympathy to Mrs. Roosevelt, who had visited our campus on the occasion of the christening of Eleanor Roosevelt Hall. The whole college met in a memorial assembly to pay our respects to this A month later the college met in another assembly to give thanks for the blessing of the victory of Allied Troops in Europe. One of the finest me ssages of sincerity that we were ever to hear at Rhody was delivered at this V-E day assembly by Dr. George Brooks. May Day and Commencement marked another year completed. A very few of our number attended college during the ensuing summer terms. That summer witnessed the end of the war. We wondered about the return of State men and in the fall we began to realize a little of pre-war college life. The largest Freshman class in the history of R. I. State had enrolled. Social life began again with the Beacon Ball highlighting the season. Sigma’s Barn Dance, D.Z.’s Costume Ball, and Chi O’s Cabaret were successfully staged. The increasing number of men made possible a limited football schedule. The first game at the University of Maine, in which a plucky State team conquered, saw a sizable group of Ram supporters on hand. After being defeated at Rutgers, the Rhody men in their first home game chalked up a 30-0 win over Boston University. The class of ' 47 was hitting the headlines again. Carol Emerson was the manager of a winning women’s rifle team. Lorraine Kenney, the leading thespian of our class, starred in Phi Dell’s, The Bat. Nat Brice was elected vice president of Student Fellowship. Dot Peterson became president of Pan-Hellenic Association. Tom Cashman, Elmer Congdon. “Scotty” Hart, Rosalind Hoyle and John Schroeder were elected to Who ' s Who Among Students In American Universities and ( ' alleges. Phi Sigma, honorary biological society, elected Eunice Abramson, Hope Byrne, Liz Davies, Carol Emerson, Justine Richardson and Dot Moren to membership, and Sachems tapped Nat Brice, Tom Cashman, Rosalind Hoyle and John Schroeder. Meanwhile the campus scene was as varied as a kaleidoscope. Gladys Swarthout gave a concert under the sponsorship of the Music Series. Janet Spink and Rosalind Hoyle for Portia, and Tom Tierney and Ed “Snuffy” Smith fo r Wranglers, journeyed to New York under the supervising eye of Dr. Mary Reilly to meet New York University, Columbia University and Brooklyn College on the Forensic battlefield. The Sachems-sponsored Mayoralty campaign was revived in our Junior year. “Beetle” Rathbun, “Doc” Rockwell 233 and Tom Scott were the final candidates for the coveted title of Mayor of Kingston. After a week of riotous campaigning, the student body elected Tom Scott to the honorary post. We began to hear about Quonset Huts, and soon “Tin Pan Alley” and “Club 400” became common Rhodyese terms. The Quonset Colony was featured in a “March of Time”. Rita Pantalone, president of the Women’s Dormitory Association, supervised a very successful and novel Dorm dance called the Varga Room. The Soph Hop was revived after four years’ absence. Alumni, faculty and students combined for the Memorial dinner at the Biltmore Hotel which began the drive for funds for the War Memorial Union. Featured in the entertainment was the College Concert Choir. The basketball season in 1945-46 saw Rhody’s boys in baby blue rise to a new pin- nacle of fame. Captain Ernie Calverly set a new national intercollegiate scoring record. The Rams received a hid to the National Invitation Basketball Tournament in Madison Square Garden, and in three games won the hearts of basketball fans the nation over. The Rams made Garden history in their breath-taking overtime upset over Bowling Green when Ernie shot a basket fifty-five feet from the goal, the longest shot in the history of Garden basketball, after he had been knocked unconscious and re-entered the game. The Rams won another thriller over Muhlenberg, then lost a heartbreaker to Kentucky by one point to come out second in the Tournament. Ernie was chosen the outstanding player in the Tournament and his name was placed in red paint on the water tower for posterity. The Panhellenic dance was revived and Nu Alpha held a Candy Ball. The Junior Prom was also successfully revived and “co-eds and eds” danced ’til one at the Pier Casino. The College Concert Choir broke into the “big time” with a fifteen-minute radio broad- cast. The Beacon conducted a Dime Day assembly to collect money for the Ram Funds, and at this assembly the mounted head of Rhody III, our last mascot, was presented to the Student body. The War Memorial Committee held an all campus dance at Rhodes-on- the-Pawtuxet called “Rhody Nite at Rhodes” for the benefit of the War Memorial Union. The W.S.G.A. Conference of New England Co-educational Colleges was held here at Rhody. Mrs. Charles Beard was the guest speaker at the opening banquet. Among the many faculty changes we noted particularly the resignation of Miss Lucy Tucker, regis- trar at State for many years. Baseball came into its own again in ’46. The U. Conn, game featured the presentation of Rhody IV, our present mascot, a gift from the student body at the University of Con- necticut (and then they proceeded to trim us in fine style). More members of ’47 in the news were Helen Webb who was chosen Editor-in-chief of the Beacon, “Scotty” Hart who was elected president of W.S.G.A., Charmion Perry who became president of W.A.A., Marie O’Brien who was voted president of Phi Delta, Ralph Potter who was chosen president of Student Senate and John Schroeder who was named moderator of Sachems. Fraternities reorganized, and the Polygon announced rushing rules. Over one hundred and fifty men were pledged to the twelve fraternities at the end of the season. In the social spotlight were the freshmen, who held their Frosh Frolic, and the Delta Zetas, who revived 234 their traditional Tennis Ball which was held on the tennis courts. May Day was held again for the students, their parents and friends. Another year ended with Sachems’ tapping. Eleven more members of ’47 and one faculty member donned the bright feather. Signaled for the honor were Professor George Ballentine, Bill Allen, Carl Beckman, Liz Davies, Carol Emerson, “Scotty” Hart, “Skip” Jewett, Toni Lewis, Rita Pantalone, Charmion Perry, Ralph Potter and Janet Spink. The combined enrollment of the ’46 summer terms was larger than the entire student body of our freshman year. Veterans made up the majority of the student body. We returned in the fall of our Senior year to make up the smallest class in the largest student body in State’s history. Over eighteen hundred students were registered at Rhody. The construction of North and West Annex, whose inhabitants call themselves the “Cookies” of " Crackerbox Row”, behind Eleanor Roosevelt Hall changed the face of the campus somewhat. Another change was in the full operation of all the fraternities in their own houses. The sororities welcomed a new group into the Greek world. Eta Phi took over Nu Alpha’s spot as the only local sorority when Nu Alpha became affiliated with the national sorority. Sigma Delta Tau. Football was the main topic of conversation for the second lime in our four years at State. One of ’47’s top athletes, Larry Panciera, captained the ’46 squad. After our victory broadcasts in the caf and the bonfire in the field next to A.E.Pi, we invaded Brown to see a strong Bruin team romp over the Rams to the tune of a 29-0 Rhody defeat. Then in our first home game, we packed the stands to cheer the blue and white on to a 14-6 victory over Massachusetts State. The R. I. State band made a successful debut at this game. The second semester seniors held their first election of a full slate of officers. Tom Cashman was voted president: Nat Brice, Vice-president: Ed Thayer, treasurer: Betty Allen, secretary; and Walter Rockwell, social chairman. Another honor turned the cam- paign spotlight on several members of the class of ’47. Phi Kappa Phi elected Nat Brice, Pauline Bruno, Marilyn Roberts Rickett and Charles Schock of the eighth semester and Gloria Amore. Dorothy Gray and Janet Spink of the seventh semester to membership. Dr. Mary Reilly and Professor Robert Rockafellow of the faculty were also chosen for this honor. Socially we were hitting the high spots — Friday night Vic Dances . . . the traditional Aggie Bawl . . . the Beacon Ball . . . Sigma’s Bam Danre . . . and the Soph Hop. The quarter arrived, and with it the caps and gowns of the graduating Seniors. It seemed incredible that graduation was little more than two months away. Finally class elections for the Seniors graduating in June were held, and the following were chosen for office president, Jack Flynn; vice president, Dorothy Gray; treasurer. Jack Chiaverini; secretary, Toni Lewis and social chairman, Manoog Heditsian. The basketball season began again, anil A1 Nichols captained the Rams through the ' 46-’47 schedule. The hoys in blue defeated the traditional rivals — Maine, U. Conn, and Brown — and chalked up an especially satisfying victory in downing St. John ' s in Madison Square Garden. The first defeat of the season came at the hands of a strong St. Joseph’s 235 five in Philadelphia but this was partially accounted for when Rhody downed St. Joe’s Meanwhile the annual mayoralty campaign was enthusiastically staged with a week of hilarious campaigning by the three major candidates: Dick “Big Ben” Benvenuti, Warren “Angus McNewall” Newall and Joe “Dead-Eye” Ostigny. Among the unusual campaign stunts employed by the contestants was a shower of leaflets dropped on the campus by stunting aeroplanes. Two-gun “Dead-Eye” Ostigny was triumphantly pro- claimed Mayor of Kingston at the Mayoralty Ball. At this same time another campaign of a more serious content was undertaken by the student body, faculty and friends of the College. The question of the necessity and desire for an A.B. degree at State was brought directly to the attention of Governor Pastore by three members of ’47, Rosalind Hoyle, John Schroeder and Helen Webb, who took a petition signed by a majority of the students to the governor. Suddenly it was Senior Week. Fifty-two of the class of ’47 were in the daze of Senior Week activities a senior dance at the Rhode Island Yacht Club, the hot dog roast and scavenger hunt, the faculty dinner and the Commencement Ball and finally it was Feb- ruary 9, Graduation Day, and the fifty-two seniors received their Bachelor’s degree in the largest postwar senior class. The remaining half of the class looked eagerly ahead to June 8. Time was flying. One hundred and twenty-seven men were pledged to the various fraternities and the Freshmen held their class elections under the direction of Sachems. The Mil Ball became a memory. Tau Alpha Epsilon sorority with seventeen charter mem- bers was founded by the plugging of Rita Pantalone, Muriel Pagliuea. Catherine Moriarty and Betty Potter Wines. Tom D. Tierney was elected president of the war-born Tau Sigma Association, and Helen C. Webb was a second-time winner of the Elizabeth Williams Memorial essay prize. A mass assembly and torchlight parade opened the second serious campus campaign — the building program. Progressive legislation for progressive education became the theme song of the students. The number of remaining days were few. One quarter to go — caps and gowns were distributed. We didn ' t feel quite at ease in our graduation outfit. “Scotty” Hart, Charmion Perry and Eleanor Beaver received blue blazer jackets for exceeding the 2000 point mark in athletics. And then it was May, and Dorothy Peterson was crowned queen of the May Day Mexican fiesta. Her court of senior women included Toni Lewis, Barbara Brickley, Ann and Dorcas Eldred. Barbara Pendell, Ann Rivello, Marion Vartabedian, Pauline Brie, Dorothy Gray, and Helen C. Webb. The Slide Rule Strut, “Rhody IVight at Rhodes” and the Spring Formals were in the lull before the storm of exams. Then came Senior Week! The rush of activities began the Senior Strut at the Dunes Club, a beach party dance, Class Day ceremonies, the Commencement Ball, the senior breakfast. June 8, Graduation Day, became a reality and the remaining members of the class of 1947 lifted the tassels on their caps from right to left and said farewell to their undergraduate days at Rhody. 236 CAMPUS VIEWS 237 iii! CAMPUS CANDIDS 238 OUR PROPHECY The Date: Homecoming Day, November 9, 1957. The Place: The Ballroom of the War Memorial Union. a washer was applied or a pipe plumbed without the personal approval of Philip Zalkind and Blair Willard of the “Pickle Plumbers Co.” But that was the basic business. It took Marjorie Kramer, Toni Lewis and Marjorie Schramm to place the interior decoration, along with United Fixture Dealers, Hugh Thompson, Ann Trescott and Frank Viera who chose all furnishings from their great storerooms. The spacious grounds were landscaped by “Ye Old Shrubbery Shoppe,” run by Fern Frolander, Francis Starr and Reginald Thibodeau. The task was so great and so important that a “Rhody Workers’ Union” was established, headed by Joan Marshall of the A. F. of J. The Board sought only the best in builders, architects, engineers and designers — they sought only the best to staff our Union — Robert Emma, as the Director of Student Activities. The Union Beauty Shoppe is being run by Barbara Brown and Virginia Finch and the twelve-chair Barber Shop by Joe Sullivan, James Simmons, and Ira Nichol with underclassmen employees. The Bowling Alleys are under the management of Alfred Litwin, Vincent Marselli and Dotty Peterson, who have made the alley famous by introducing the “Rhody Pingirls”. Probably the most popular place in the Union is the Salt Water Surf Swimming Pool, ingeniously designed by Larry Slote and Herbert Hall. Female attendance is setting a record, what with Tommy Roche and Barbara Brickley giving swimming lessons. To get back to the evening’s climax, the receiving line is standing at the right of the ballroom. Dr. John Anthony Schroeder, now President of the College, is at the head of the line with Dean of Home Economics J anet Spink, and the Guest of Honor, lately chosen the Campus police chief. Jack Chiaverini, and there at the exit stands Attilio Topazio, super- intendent of grounds, mixing business with pleasure. The strains of that lovely melody is being sung by none other than the “Three Marimbas and the Castinet” — Trudy Cutler, Tina Montella, Eunice Abramson, and Ken Froeberg. They are singing with the Glen Wood-Jerry Meyers Orchestra, featuring also attractions such as Tudor Jones and his trumpet, Louis Prunier and his licorice and George Hopps on the drums. The sophisticated columnist taking notes at this major event is “J” Blotcher of the New York Times. The photographer in the battered hat, Tom Tierney, snaps his shutter while in the flash of light are radio commentator J oe Tavares, Rev. J olm McBride, physicist Dot Foster and that famous obstetrician Dr. Harold Britton. Since coming back. I’ve noticed that some of the “Boomers” just couldn’t leave Rhody. Several are on the faculty, including Elmer Congdon and Murray Hahn helping Bunzak through his engineering; the value of the female zoologist has been recognized in Justine Richardson and Dot Moren. In answer to the volumes of requests for those courses ever dear to the college mind Janet Sweeney and Bill “Jibber” Smith are teaching “The Bride” and “The Groom”, respectively. New seats on the Board of Trustees have been filled by Charles Schock, Kenneth MacKenzie and John Fraits. The Cafeteria has now become one of the choicest eating places in New England due to the management of Helen French and Marguerite Kenyon. The “400 Club” now serves as a campus Honky-Tonk when featured each evening are the “Hot Session Boys” James Casey, Harold Maddelena and James Matheson with John Riccio as vocalist. There is great excitement at the far end of the Hall. Larry Kenney, Motion Picture Academy Award winner for 1957, has just arrived with her leading man, Don Arcangel, her publicity agents, Tom Cashman and Ralph Potter, and director, Armand Lusi. Other starlets who came in on the special train from Hollywood to be present at this 10th anni- versary are Betty ARen, Muriel Pagliuca (now Mrs. Tommy Manville) and Lee Wilson. From latest reports, Hollywood will soon be known as Rhodywood — the “Boomers” are 240 there too! Newest scenario writers on the “Recovered Week-end” Set are Mary Klanin and Kate Market. Technicolor advisor was world famous neuro-surrealistic artist Dottic Walden who has switched from Studio to Hollywood painting along with her qualified staff of assistants: Vera Pearson, Ann Rivello and Alexander Kerr. The photographers are going wild trying to keep track of the public figures in this crowd for here come former sports Headliners — A1 Nichols, Art O’Sullivan, Manny Heditsian, Johnny Edwards and Johnny Northup. And here is a follow-up. Just arriving is Cathie Moriarty, famous poetess and originator of the immortal lines “My dog has fleas all over his knees”, with her contem- poraries Helen Webb, renowned novelist anil author of “Make Mine Men”, and Marie O’Brien whose hit drama, “Leave Her to Whoever Wants Her” is running its 10th month on Broadway. Most of the gang here tonight have been talking about that new system of Restaurants that line the highways to Rhoily the new pets of Walter Rockwell and Donald Cute. They owe much of their success to their managers, buvers and business personnel headed by many a Rhodyite including Wayne Allinson. Roger Bernier. Herb) Bode.., Pauline Brie and Anne Bloom. Of course, success would have been impossible had it not been for the better highways instigated by the Head of the State Board of Public Roads Carlton Maine with Frank Rocco. David Picker and John North who work with him, and who are all here tonight celebrating. Elections are over for another two years — there ' s food to eat tonight! ! ! There is a crowd gathering ’round a couple on the floor — oh yes, it’s Pat Rooney, famous Mood Dancer, with her celebrated partner Vernon Harvey. They are engaged now at the Walnut Club of Frisco Fame owned by that “Barbary Belle” Jackie Myers. I met Judy Masterson, Elizabeth Barber and Patricia Knerr on my way in, and is “the Field” proud of them. Yes — “It’s Masterson’s For Master Food”, the best eating place in Worcester. Dot Gray is trying to manage the muddled affairs so she couldn’t be here — anyway there were the little “Red-heads” to take care of, too. Charmion Perry is “on route” now with three Rhode Island colleagues — Herbie Schulman. Lief Gronneberg and Danny Saltzman — compiling statistics concerning the number of Marijuana chain smokers in East Cupkake. They are bound to run into Hope Byrne, Carol Emerson and Liz Davies down there — they are experimenting on the Effects of Marijuana. Raymond Szymkowicz and Virginia Eddy, now owners of the Burpagansett Ale Co., tell me confidentially that the happy glow many are wearing tonight is not just from this brisk November weather, but to Sam’s which is under the new management of our old classmates, Stanley Kudema and Francis Fitzgerald. Due to the sentiment attached to the name Sam, they have left it as a guidepost. One of the new added attractions is the Kenny Kaye orchestra in the back room. Sam’s is, as always, getting stiff competition from the Surf Club which is now owned by Bill Allan. Oh. Oh. here come more of our celebrated alumni whom we don’t want to miss. There are Kay Meddaugh and Marianne McHenry who have just established themselves as Expressionist Art Critics at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the famous Hit Parade Artists, Jack Flynn. Bill Hilton and their lovely vocalist, Barbara Pendell. Their manager William Masse, a little bit gray, seems to be enjoying his rest from rehearsals. It seems that Baby Sitters are still hard to find, for Marjorie Blease and Doris Geils Penny had to bring the children along in order to get in on the celebration. Speaking of Children. Marilyn Roberts Rickett has gathered her own and neighbors ' children and. 241 together with Ann Eldred, lias started a nursery school in Peoria, where they are now residing. Down in the midst of the crowd I can see a group congratulating someone — oh, it’s Millie Skilling whose new Therapeutic Hospital has just opened for business. Others employed in the worthy work are Dr. Esther Tickton, neurostatic research : Dr. Charlotte Hanks, Hepatic-Therapy research; Dr. Peter P. Antosia, student of Schizophrenia and noted orbital-surgeon: and Rita Pantalone and Cathie Driscoll, chief cooks, bottle- washers, board of trustees, assistants to all doctors, and Hospital short-order cooks. Speaking of hospitals, we’ve been told that the college infirmary has been taken over by three ’47 grads — Dr. Anita l’astore is in charge and assisting her are nurses, Lina Potter and Beth Penoyer. They are listening now to the same stories they used to expect “Sully” and Dr. Potter to swallow . Who’s the newcomer that the crowd is applauding? Oh, it’s Bill Martin, this year’s winner of the National Golf Tournament. He showed the same winning form as an under- grad. Accompanying him are Mort Simons, renowned world traveler, and Dick Tashian, literary critic for the Nmc Yorker. There’s Don Roberts. We knew he must have had something in mind when he was dashing around the campus in his flashy car. He is the chief demonstrator for B. Bowen’s Autos. Talking to him is Marion Vartabedian, and she ' s wearing one of the creations of Madame Elinor Lucier, leading fashion designer of New York. Only last week she had a one-woman show in the exclusive E. Shapiro Salon. Doug Cowell has just arrived. He turned out just as we imagined he would, a suc- cessful promotor of “big deals”. From here it looks as though he and George Blease have something on the fire. George has his own advertising agency. We’ve heard that his firm is handling the publicity for the latest collaboration of those co-travelers and co-authors. Scotty Hart and Lindy Hoyle. Their last best seller, “One Foot In The Door” or “We Don ' t Want Any”, sold into the millions of copies. Well, last, but not least here’s Joseph Mazza, producer of the “Diamond G-String” and his associates, Raymond Rivard and Anthony Rodi. en route to the Riviera, who have managed to stop in a little too late for its closing time. While the folks are getting their wraps and preparing to leave I’d like to mention that this program was sponsored by the Raiche, Dolan and Thayer Finance Loan Company. All ferns and floral decorations were offered by the Marino Funeral Home. The favors offered at the celebration tonight were donated by the C.D.R. Jewelry Co., owned and operated by Don Cohen, Lud Del Gizzo and John Robinson, with designs being done by Florence Sullivan, C. A. Maine, Altilio Topazio, and Frank Romano. Well, folks, the music has faded, lights are lowered and the crowd is moving towards the exits so we can assume the reception for this distinguished class is coming to an end THOUGH THIS IS BUT A PROPHECY GOOD LUCK, TO YOU, CLASS FRIENDS. 242 CAMPUS SHOTS 243 MORE CANDIDS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT We, the graduating classes of February and June, 1947, residing at Rhode Island State College in the village of Kingston in the Town of South Kingstown. County of W ashington and State of Rhode Island, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make, ordain, publish and declare this to he our Last Will and Testament, hereby revok- ing all former Wills and Codicils by us made. Whereupon, we bequeath : To l)r. Carl R. Woodward, our esteemed President— our sincere gratitude for his efforts to make our college years more memorable. To the Class of ’48 — the delightful feeling of superiority which only Seniors can To the Class of ' 49— warmer weather for their Junior Prom. To the Class of ' 50 — dormitories, so that the entire class may share the joys of Campus Life. To the Class of ’51, the incoming freshman class — our determination to make a per- manent Student Union a reality. To Dr. Harold W. Browning, Vice President— the ' Pocket Book of 100 Best Jokes " for use in assembly. To Dr. Thomas S. Crawford, Acting Dean of the School of Engineering the hope that students will some day concede that the engineering building is suitably named. To Dr. Everett P. Christopher, Vice Dean of the School of Agriculture — more women in his classes. To Professor Olga P. Brucher, Vice Dean of the School of Home Economics — a soy bean experiment station. To Professor George A. Ballentine. Acting Dean of the School of Business Adminis- tration — the task of computing our 1950 income taxes. To the School of Science a few more curricula to further complicate matters. To Miss Evelyn B. Morris, Dean of Women — the hope that her faculty for remem- bering the names of all the coeds will prove as infallible in the future as it has in the past. To Dr. John C. Weldin, Dean of Administration, and former Dean of Freshmen — our iiralitmlc for In- " n i iiuit-ii 1” power of rahiiim! rnnlii-rd freshmen’s nerves. To the Faculty — the power to excuse students from required courses. To all those who will carry on the traditions of Rhode Island State College in years to come as much fun as we have known here from — lazy spring afternoons at Narragansett Pier Friday night spaghetti dinners at Giro’s hectic one-day trips to New York for basketball games friendly cups of coffee at the “Little Cafe” -after-midnight bull sessions -romantic week-end formals --concerts coming home on the movie bus — unannounced ten-minute quizzes — Sunday evenings around the piano in the Union bridge on borrowed study time — and jurthermorf — an earnest wish that they will develop, as a result of the opportunities offered here, into intellectually, spiritually, and socially mature men and women. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seal this Seventh day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty-Seven. 245 The Ci FAVORITES OF THE 1947 CLASS Favorite Sport Favorite Pastime Favorite Magazine Favorite Movie Favorite Place on Campus Favorite Comic Strip Most Popular Professor Most Common Subject of Bull Sessions Do You Approve of the Accelerated Program . Do You Belong to a Fraternity or Sorority . Your Age on Graduation How Often Do You Go Out on Dates? . . . Average Cost of Date Average Cost of College Education When Do You Expect to Marry? . Toughest Course Average Wages Expected Greatest Need at Rhode Island State . Most Valuable Thing Acquired Here Basketball Sleeping Life “ The Lost Week-End ” Little Cafe T erry and the Pirates Dr. Lee C. Wilson Opposite Sex 47% Approve 44% Do 21 Often, or twice a week $2.00 Too much! or $3500 As soon as possible, or T wo years after graduation History of Civilization S 50 a week, or $2600 per year New Gymnasium, new Chemis- try building, buildings. A.B. De- gree Friends 246 ON THE CAMPUS 247 Editor’s Acknowle dgm e n ts The publication of the 1947 Grist is not entirely the work of the seniors. There are many who helped the staff by suggestions, contributions and cooperation. If it were not for this assistance the work would have been much more difficult and perhaps impossible. Appreciation is expressed to the following: MY FAMILY, SORORITY SISTERS AND FELLOW STAFF WORKERS DEAN HAROLD W. BROWNING ' PROFESSOR HERBERT M. HOFFORD WALTER VAN DALE FRANK LANNING of the Providence Journal MISS VIVIAN HOLMQII1ST MRS. ANNA CASWELL AND STAFF HARRY H. WETHERALD of Livermore and Knight Co. ROBERT B. 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PIGR CLGflllGRS Compliments of South County ' s Quality Cleaners We Call And Deliver 7 taut Service. J arragansett Cimefi High Street Wakefield, R. 1. NARR. 1447 DE FANTI PHARMACY SMITH B WITHERS JOHN DeFANTl, JR., Ph.G. S4ae eCuiCetend Schaefer Pens Full Soles and Invisible Half Soles Featured and Pencils Shoes Dyed in all Colors PHONE NARR. 88 Minor Jobs Done While You Wait 189 Main Street, Wakefield, R. I. REPRESENTATIVE - " DOC " EVANS ' STORE 132 Main Street Wakefield, R. 1. 250 Your banquet, dance or other social func- tion deserves the best in food, service and arrangements. We invite you to hold it here. -K For reservations, call the Maitre d ' Hotel Extension 125 — Gaspee 9200 SHERATON-BILTMORE The Place You Can Have A Very fine Meal ☆ ☆ SILVER STAR lle U(uiAa ii . . . foH ☆ notfi 1 We serve the best quality in AMERICAN AND CHINESE FOOD Af Reasonable Prices men’s ☆ 1 1 ☆ ☆ GEORGE LEE, Mgr. 182 MAIN STREET Tel. Narro. 280 WAKEFIELD, R. 1. Milling Machines Grinding Machines Screw Machines Machinists ' Tools Cutters and Hobs Arbors and Adapters Screw Machine Tools Permanent Magnet Chucks Vises and Pumps Brown Sharpe Mfg. Co., Other Useful Providence 1, R. I. Equipment ’TVAere tyou TfCeet S« iy Hie WAKEFIELD THE TRUST " LOWER CAF " COMPANY SODAS SUNDAES SNACKS WAKEFIELD, RHODE ISLAND TVAene Sveiyone " THet Tfou 252 ism ii, i ' ii i up n i: it i mi ; the coat of arms adds a distinction only you can give 177 SOUTH MAIN STREET ATTLEBORO. MASS. L. V. BALFOIIII COMPANY QUALITY, SERVICE AND A DESIRE TO PLEASE Kenyons Specialists in: CLEANING AND DYEING Once . . . Compliments of Congratulations and Best Wishes OUTLET 7 SIGMA DELTA TAU Rhode Island ' s Largest Department Store Compliments of the COAST GUARD HOUSE RESTAURANT " On the a the Ocean at llavuztfOndeU Pien. " Kenyon Avenue floral Company Compliments of ☆ Gut tf-UweAA and GoMacjeA EVANS MARKET l i ail OccaAiauA. TEL. NARR. 98 254 Compliments of THE CLASS OF 1950 255 Congratulations To Compliments of Virginia Eddy Marianne McHenry Gloria Amore THE FROM SISTERS OF ET1 Pill ALUMNI Best Wishes to the GRADUATING CLASS TAU KAPPA EPSILOft Anchor Your College Dining Unit DAIRY BAR THE COLLEGE COMMONS Specializing in HOME MADE ICE CREAM HAMBURGS, FRANKFORTS, SANDWICHES and Fountain Service Wishes the Graduates of 1947 ORDERS PUT UP TO TAKE OUT 180 High Street Peace Dale, R. I. Tel. 1532J BEST WISHES Open 7 A.M. to 1 A.M. 256 Cbmtj and lUebbli ALPHA EPSILOA PI FRATERNITY Wishes The Best Of Luck To The Fashion Store of Providence The CLASS OF 1947 Compliments of THE CLASS OF 1948 THE TOWERS Delicious Sundaes and Sandwiches Ocean Road NARRAGANSETT PIER, R. I. BEST WISHES To Our Graduating Seniors From The Brothers Of KELT l ALPHA PS I 257 Compliments of THE CLASS OF Congratulations to Thomas Roche Anthony Rodi John Schroeder From T heir Brothers Of THETA CHI BETA I ' SI ALPHA Extends Its Best Wishes To THE CLASS OF 1947 MOYLEE RESTAURANT 110 BEACH STREET NARRAGANSETT Visit Our New TROPICAL ROOM Dine and Dance NARRAGANSETT 372 Compliments of Til! ALPHA EPSILOA SIGMA KAPPA Congratulates Its Graduates Betty Alien Anne Bloom Pauline Bric Natalie Brice Hope Byrne Ann Eldred Helen French Toni Lewis Charmion Perry Justine Richardson Mary Alice Wood Compliments of TOWN PROVIDENCE JEWELERS PAPER WATCHES — CLOCKS — JEWELRY COMPANY Retail Store Weybosset Street Guaranteed Watch and Clock Repairing All Repairs Electronically Tested Showrooms 202 MAIN STREET WAKEFIELD, R. 160 Dorrance Street Narr. 1306 Compliments of Compliments of COLLEGE WAKEFIELD BRANCH BOOK STORE COMPANY WAKEFIELD, RHODE ISLAND STRIKING DISPLAY of Merchandise ... so striking that it helps in a major way to build Sales and Profits . . . . . and STRIKING that is the end and aim of our group of highly expert . . . ARTISTS • PHOTOGRAPHERS • RETOUCHERS designs and reproductions for College and School Annuals are the natural result of the variety of our Departments and the high standard of Craftsmanship within those Departments. D PHOTO ENGRAVERS Each year we produce the engravings for a few College and School Year Books . . . only a few, so we can con- centrate on giving our best to books like " Grist, " whose Editors want the best. 55 PINE STREET PROVIDENCE 3. R. I. TEL. UNION 1000 Best Wishes to the CLASS OF 1947 Photographs of Distinction Etchings, Oil Paintings, Pastels, Studio, Home, and Commercial Photography. AUTOGRAPHS

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