University of Rhode Island - Grist Yearbook (Kingston, RI)

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30 ACRES PONO rfuftFPLOT: I TO ROUTE 138 RiilX FIELD _ MTRAMURALS tASEBALL TENNIS MEAOE Ft ELD KEANEY i GYMNASIUM NORTH ANN ayjTERFtELOi HOME MANAGE ' ME NT STUDENT? £k ?az, UNION ►OUTH PASTO l PARK vvomens i—. J athletic field RANGER 5s, PAR li « Rhode Island us brothel There is a Destiny that None goesihis way All that we send; into t Comes bacjf i ' mdmj I care not what his tem One thing holds fu That into his fateful he ’he soul of man is cast. EDWIN MARKHAM v M : V I I ' m. Sn ' WMK ' , I fes Vi m wsk k Jj Wk mi Pf w 1 ■1 ip H | K For the past four years we have lived in an environment that has enabled us to appreciate the fact that all men can live in harmony if they piidersfand and respect the full worth of the individual. Therefore we dedicate this book tp®ie continued realization in bur lives of this idea and ideal. Class of 1955 Table of Contents Dedication President’s Message Class Advisor’s Message Senior Class Officers Senior Class Campus Queens Union Dedication Societies Professional Organizations Student Executive Councils new Rhode Island Memorial Union: It is fitting that our yearbook should find its home in this splendid structure, the heart of campus life where the varied program of extracurricular activities comes to a focus. The Union is indeed a laboratory of democracy. Through the pages of the Grist will be a record of the democratic process at work in the various facets of university life — self-government marked by free speech in the Senate Chamber; free speech also over the radio station; a free press producing the Beacon and the Grist — freedom with responsibility on the part of the students, counseling and advice without censorship on the part of the faculty. These are the experiences and the kind of teamwork that are typical of the American democratic tradition. You members of the senior class have reason to be gratified that a long-time co-operative effort was climaxed in your senior year and you were privileged to enjoy the benefits resulting from an effort in which you have played an important part. We are sure that for years to come you will treas- ure the Grist as a record of your undergraduate days, and that it will serve as a lasting bond with your alma mater. With every good wish, CARL R. WOODWARD President Watching this physical expansion fortable perspective of our peaceful college, you may have easily forgotten the transitory nature of mortar and bricks. The secure individual in a troubled age such as yours must possess a solid foundation of basic intel- lectual principles, a framework of absolute ethical concepts, and a facility for adjustment and conversion to unpredictable circumstances. His greatest fear will lie, not in the destruction of his familiar physical surroundings, but in his inability to realize his great- est human potential; the constant struggle to improve his small corner of the world. In becoming such a fearless individual, each of you has the fondest hopes of your academic associates of the last four years, the faculty of the University of Rhode Island. MISS NANCY POTTER Class Advisor Executive Council William D. Metz (alternate for Dr. Robert Lepper), Olga P. Brucher, John F. Quinn, Everett P. Christopher, Harold W. Browning, Carl R. Woodward (chairman), John C. Weldin, Martha O. Sayles, Milton Salomon, Evelyn B. Morris, George A. Ballentine. Board of Trustees Arthur F. Hanley, Henry J. Blais, Jr. (vice-chairman), A. Livingston Kelley (chairman), Virginia V. MacLeod (acting secretary), Michael F. Walsh, Fran- cis I. McCanna, Caroline E. Haverly (not photographed). 8 Senior Class Officers 10 Richard Morris, Treasurer; President; William Tedes- Robert VanBrocklyn, Social chi, President; Joanne Tur- Chairman; Betty Vallier, Vice geon, Secretary. PASQUALE J. ABBRUZZI Beta Psi Alpha Arts Sciences 125 Water St. Warren, R. I. EDWARD AHARONIAN Rho Iota Kappa Agriculture 23 Ansel Ave. Providence, R. I. VICTOR N. ALLIENELLO Sigma Pi Arts Sciences 20 Hell St. East Providence, R. I. FRESHMAN YEAR Beginning was tough, we had to learn so much and there were so many bent on contributing to our education . . . President Woodward spoke on Integrity and Self-Discipline at our first Convocation, the J. C.’s, patronizing bearers of THE WORD, rephrased this to warn us of the pitfalls of the Line . . . the guides lead us on interminable dusty ' walks ... this is the Chem build- ing . . . let’s go decorate a few tennis courts . . . The upper class- CAROLYN A. ANGELL Delta Zeta Business Admin. 710 High Street Lonsdale, R. I. KAZAR APKARIAN Rho Iota Kappa Business Admin. 82 Jefferson St. Providence, R. I. MAX AUSTIN Commuter Agriculture Ft. Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. JOHN H. BAILEY Theta Chi Arts Sciences Grange Road No. Smithfield, R. I. ROBERT W. BAILEY Commuter Arts Sciences 1242 Cowesett Rd. Warwick, R. I. ALEXANDER A. BAIRD 27 Upper College Rd. Business Admin. 4526 Brown St. Union City, N. J. EVERITTE G. BAIRD 27 Upper College Rd. Business Admin. Hut G-South Kingston, R. I. men were very cheery . . . Where’s your beanie Frosh? Keep off the grass . . . Sing the Alma Mater . . . We did learn under their tutelage to endure the Front Room appraisals, with them we mourned the passing of Rameses IV and especially the absence of the Veterans. We heard, ad nauseam, of the hot sketches in leather flight jackets, thirst on their minds and money in their pockets . . . the bearded, sockless wonders . . . our friends were ELEANOR A. BALL Chi Omega Nursing 850 Smithfield Ave. Saylesville, R. I. HIRAM W. BARBER, III Commuter Engineering Box 63. Weekapaug Rd. Westerly, R. 1. WILLIAM G. BARBER Rho Iota Kappa Agriculture 26 Maple St. Hope Valley, R. I. PETER M. BARCHI Lambda Chi Alpha Arts Sciences 144 Osborne St. Danbury, Conn. ERNEST H. BEALS Butterfield Hall Engineering 365 Cove Terrace Parkwood, Mass. RONALD BECKETT Sigma Alpha Epsilon Engineering 146 Ferris Ave. Rumford, R. I. GLORIA BEDROSIAN West Annex Ans Sciences 24 Baxton St. Providence, R. I. JOSEPH BERNAT Phi Kappa Theta Engineering 36 Hendricks St. Central Falls, R. I. the new crop of veterans in Korea but we were still at a dis- advantage with the road-tripping, old ' pro’ worshippers. R.O.T.C. ... the white hopes of the Nation ' lined up in a circle’ marching to Meade to cheer on Doherty’s squad . . . Frosh played under an emergency ruling and Abbruzzi became the Battering Ram but he got his push from Roche, Despirito and Almy . . . Brown squeaked a win but wait ’til next year . . . FRANCES BERNSTEIN Sigma Delta Tau Business Admin. 36 Ridgeway St. Mount Vernon, N. Y. JANET M. BILODEAU West Annex Home Economics Nasonville, R. I. RICHARD C. BIRD Commuter Engineering Hut F-South Univ. of R. I. RICHARD BLACKWELL Phi Sigma Kappa Engineering 84 Ferris Ave. Rumford, R. I. WALTER J. BLANCHARD Rho Iota Kappa Arts Sciences 58 Warwick Neck Ave. Warwick, R. I. EMMANUEL BLIAMPTIS Butterfield Hall Engineering Greece Our vocabulary to meet the . . . four for at nine-thirty are sociable . the Senate the Soph Hop . schedule changed ten for coffee who could go and company Saturday and was JUDITH BLISS Delta Zeta Home Economics 94 Oxford St. Providence, R.I. DONALD BOOTH Commuter Engineering 1919 Smith St. Centerdale, R. I. THEODORE BLUME Commuter Engineering 1 56 Connecticut Ave. Freeport, N. Y. BRADFORD R. BOSS Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 4 Osprey Court Warwick, R. 1. JOAN BOUMENOT Alpha Delta Pi Arts Sciences 551 Bellevue Ave. Westerly, R. I. CLAUDE A. BOURRAND Commuter Arts Sciences 4389 Post Rd. East Greenwich, R. I. BARBARA A. BOWERS East Hall Arts Sciences 23 Sarah Teft Drive Hoxsie, R. I. Freak-day and the shag-rug cave woman ventured forth into a rainy cold world full of gawking upperclassmen. The ' shady character’ and the usual pajamaed Chinese and lisping tots en- joyed being the center of the stage . . . We wondered why girls would struggle to remain in Davis’ ivied bell-tower . . . why do the boys have their caricatures done ... it looked as though the ' noses’ had it ... Is the hermit a victim of unrequited love do you suppose . . . RICHARD BOYLE Lambda Chi Alpha , Agriculture 1005 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown, R. 1. HENRY BRENNER Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 718 Harris Ave. Woonsocket, R. 1. FRANCIS H. BROWN Phi Kappa Theta Arts Sciences 6 Manor Drive Spring Green, R. I. JOHN BURGESS Commuter Arts Sciences 14 Harrison Ave. Warwick, R. I. MARGARET D. CAFARO Commuter Arts Sciences 29 Wisdom Ave. Providence, R. I. RICHARD A. CAHILL Tau Epsilon Phi Arts Sciences 25 Springvale Ave. Lynn, Mass. The idyll came to an end . . . averages . . . Q. P.’s . . . the knowledge was painful . . . for some, 1.0 or no rush. Sororities gave Chinese or Hawaiian or Barn dances which were designed to lure us from our friends in the dorm . . . aching hours of indecision . . . independence or the close friendships of organiza- tion . . . Rebellion was in the air . . . " Taxation for absenteeism is discrimination” . . . Still convo was necessary ... we couldn’t afford to miss the sleep . . . JAMES J. CALLAHAN Sigma Pi Engineering 157 Arnold Ave. Cranston, R. I. JACQUELYN CARLESI Sigma Kappa Arts Sciences 56 Spruce St. Westerly, R. I. BETH KING CARLSON Sigma Kappa Nursing 59 Clyde St. West Warwick, R. I. ROBERT W. CARLSON Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. 175 Ferris Ave. Rumford, R. I. NATHAN I. CHERNOV Alpha Epsilon Pi Arts Sciences 31 Luzon Ave. Providence, R. I. STANLEY A. CHORNEY Tau Epsilon Phi Business Admin. 60 Winthrop Ave. Providence, R. I. RAYMOND CHRISTOPHER Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. Putman Pike Chepachet, R. I. Mayoralty prefaced Homecoming . . . Joe Stallion took the gals’ pictures, Dirty Marve took a walk at the end of the hook, and Willie, campaigning on little talent but great lung power, took the title. The hardy souls who sloshed through the game saw Rhody pull out a win over Springfield in the second half. Corky Newman was President our Freshman Year . . . Barbara Carlson was a lovely Aggie Bawl queen ... we were getting JOHN CIMEROL Rho Iota Kappa Arts Sciences 690 Elm St. Woonsocket, R.I. DANIEL CINOTTI Butterfield Hall Arts Sciences 47 Burnside Ave. Newport, R. I. RICHARD CLARKE STUART H. CLOW Butterfield Hall Business Admin. Sigma Pi Engineering, 163 Spring St. East Greenwich, R. I. 97 Nelson St. Providence, R. I. HENRY COLLINS Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 105 Bellevue Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. PETER J. COFONI Commuter Business Admin. Ashaway Rd. Westerly, R. I. SIDNEY COHEN Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 1928 E. 26 St. Brooklyn, N. Y. around as though we’d times. The Interfraternity Sing cup December and Pete Colalucca kept of Dixie . . . just a little culture to round off the year. . it seemed so at Phi Mu’s mantel early in be joint jumping with a lot Finals . . . black coffee . . cramming . friends gone but not forgotten . . . Second s mass migration to the registrar — s ' ihis J8 92. doze ... a few :pr started with a known as the VINCENT COMO Beta Psi Alpha Business Admin. Ft. Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. WARREN L. COMSTOCK ROBERT V. CONDE Lambda Chi Alpha Agriculture Theta Chi Engineering Clayville, R. I. 1041 Atwells Ave. Providence, R. I. JOHN CONNER Dairy Barn Agriculture Log Rd. Smithfield, R. I. JAMES CONOLE Commuter Engineering 81 Prospect Hill St. Newport, R. I. WILLIAM P. CONSIDINE Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 84 Betsey Williams Dr. Providence, R.I. DUDLEY P. COOKE Butterfield Hall Engineering Sunset Ave. Watch Hill, R. I. Beach schedule shift . . . Sachems sponsored the second hand book store but the lines were just as long ... it did ease the painful separation of a boy and his dough. Rodman seats were meted out in shifts to the lower classes . . . the new gym was still waiting for steel . . . dangle seats ... a size twelve plummeting to the gym floor ... Ed Hole and Chuck Stewart playing their last season of razzle-dazzle magic, the Conglebird and Billy Baird . . . Gismo died . . . The Lambda Chi’s were disconsolate . . . WINSTON CORNISH Phi Kappa Theta Arts Sciences 38 South Pier Rd. Narragansett, R. I. DONALD COSTELLO Commuter Business Admin. Quonset Apts. Univ. of R. I. ROBERT L. CRAIG, JR. Phi Sigma Kappa Agriculture 189 Columbia Ave. Edgewood, R. I. JOHN CRAWFORD Fort Kearney Business Admin. Saunderstown, R. I. KATHRYN K. CROUCHLEY E. R. Hall Home Economics 112 Coleman Ave. Chatham, N. J. KENNETH D. DELLNER Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 414 Fourth St. Mamoroneck, N. Y. JOSEPH W. DeSISTO Beta Psi Alpha Agriculture 330 County Rd. Barrington, R. I. Gromyko ... a name or a legendary figure for the fresh air friends . . . McCarthy ... I accuse even if I can’t convict . . . The cold war was hot ... it was not . . . Truce talks . . . Ike favored over Truman in a campus poll ... a sheltered life here, learning what everyone else has been worrying over or ignor- ing .. . Scabbard and Blade welcomed its new members via a small ribbon and a big kiss . . . June Street graced the Mil Ball as co-ed Colonel . . . JUDITH ARNOLD DILL Sigma Kappa Home Economics Bear Hill Rd. Valley Falls, R. I. FRANK DiPIRO Beta Psi Alpha Arts Sciences Arnold St. Esmond, R. I. GEORGE A. DONOVAN Commuter Arts Sciences 151 Fort St. East Provid ence, R. I. JAMES R. DONOVAN Commuter Business Admin. Quonset Apts. U. of R. I. GERALD DORR Sigma Pi Business Admin. 34 Cobell St. Providence, R.I. MAX DRESSLER Alpha Epsilon Phi Arts Sciences 46 Paris St. Pawtucket, R. I. FRANCES M. DRING Chi Omega Arts Sciences 1 Esplanade Newport, R. I. RAYMOND DUMAIS Commuter Business Admin. Ferrier St. Slatersville, R. I. Sigma Chi Derby . . . girls downing a pair of voluminous khakis . . . the tug-o-war and blistered hands the stilt race on two-by-fours . . . the audience, all male, killing themselves laugh- ing at their dainty feminine gal-friends . . . The rest raced by ... a kaleidoscope of apaches, and hula- dancers and pirates . . . the ranch dance was welcomed back . . . Paddy Murphy was waked in solemn splendor . . Art trips became a magnet JA . f the beach mnd up on the Rocks . . DANIEL F. DUNN Phi Gamma Delta Arts Sciences 69 Peck St. North Attleboro, Mass. RAYMOND W. ENGELHARDT Bressler Hall Business Admin. 8 Griswold Ave. Cranston, R. I. RALPH ETHERINGTON Commuter Engineering Quonset Apts. U. of R. I. JOHN R. EVANS Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. 54 Ogden Ave. Warwick Neck, R. I. Seniors generously imparting their lore . . . feet to the sun . . . keep dunking ... go into the Surf to escape the sun . . . Finals from sandy books in damp suits . . . hurry through! We’ll have a little time to go back . . . The Seniors slipped away from us . . . lofty beings we hadn’t known very well but would miss . . . we wished them luck . . . it’s not going to be the same . . . We’ll miss you . . . ANDREW EWART Sigma Pi Arts Sciences 33 Larch St. Pawtucket, R. I. SAMUEL G. FABER Butterfield Hall Enj jineering GEORGl Sigma Chi i H. FARNELL Agriculture PATR1 Commuter [CK G. FINN Business Admin. 190 Whitmarsh St. Provider ice, R. I. Fort Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. 4006 Pratt Ave. New York, N. Y. JOHN FLORIO Bressler Hall Business Admin. 40 Sherwood St. Providence, R. I. JOAN FLYNN E. R. Hall Home Economics 19 Kearns Ave. Warwick, R. I. SHERWOOD FRIEND Alpha Epsilon Pi Arts Science 1663 West 11th St. Brooklyn, N. Y. SOPHOMORE YEAR We guided the Freshmen now and wondered how they could be so young and still be ' college men’ ... we heckled and hazed with a vengeance . £Epur wounds were still fresh ... It looked k i , _ k like a poor year for football . . . nineteen men and seagull soared in to the first practice? . Kopp came back as coach and made accusing speeches . . . For those who still hadn’t learned the old DONALD E. GAGNON Sigma Chi Engineering 1008 Day St. Green Bay, Wis. MILTON B. GARDINER Phi Sigma Kappa 4 Parker St. Engineering Saylesville, R.I. JOHN GAUCH Tau Kappa Epsilon Engineering 57 Natick Ave. Greenwood, R. I. BETTY ANN GEIGER Alpha Delta Pi Home Economics 67 Maynard St. Pawtucket, R. I. HOMER GELINEAU Bressler Hall Arts Science 344 Washington St. West Warwick, R. I. WILFRED GERSTENBLATT Tau Epsilon Phi Arts Science 1 1 Richter St. Providence, R. I. WALTER GERZEVITZ Sigma Pi Engineering 283 Milton Rd. Lakewood, R. I. one . . . there was a new Alma Mater we were beginning to like this place ... it had accumulated a lot of meaning in a year of living . . . Joyce Gibson was Aggie Bawl queen to start the social season . . . the fraternity houses went on the tax block . . . the scenes were changing . . . Friday nights meant Gee’s for supper ... a rainbow of sorority jackets chatting cautiously . . . SA VERIO GIFFONI Commuter Egineering ■404 Academy Ave. Providence, R. I. WAYNE B. GILBERT Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. 33 Roseland Ave. Hillsgrove, R. I. BARBARA J. GILL E. R. Hall Business Admin. 357 Willow Ave. Union, N. J. ROBERT GILMORE Commuter Engineering 313 Prairie Ave. Providence, R. I. PHILIP GLADUE Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 514 Ocean Grove Ave. Ocean Grove, R. I. JOHN GLEDHILL Sigma Pi Engineering 29 Vandewater St. Providence, R. I. RICHARD GRANN Beta Psi Alpha Arts Science 1627 Main St. West Warwick, R. I. MARVIN GREENBERGER Butterfield Hall Arts Science 304 Public St. Providence, R. I. One of the most spirited rallies in the history of the school heralded the Brown game . . . next day we were wilder as Almy carried for a T. D. Dispirito kicked the point and Rhody aced Brown 7-6 .. . After a weekend of celebration, President Wood- ward proclaimed a half-day holiday . . . When the smoke of battle had cleared, six rams had made All-Yankee Conference — Dispirito on both teams . . . Abbruzzi was third in the nation in rushing . . . ROBERT GREENE Phi Sigma Kappa Engineering 40 Brown St. Narragansett, R. I. LOUISE F. GRIFFIN Chi Omega Home Economics 1274 Smithfield Ave. Saylesville, R. I. CHARLES A. GUBER Tau Epsilon Phi Arts Science 407 Ward St. Newton, Mass. WILLIAM J. HAMMOND Tau Epsilon Phi Arrs Science 25 Woodbine St. Cranston, R. I. ELIS A. HANSON Commuter Engineering 88 Fisk St. Providence, R. I. HOWARD HARONIAN Lambda Chi Alpha Business Admin. 1 Yi Squantum Dr. Warwick, R. I. News of Alums wounded in Korea . . . student poll favored Ike over Stevenson . . . hoping he’d do something about this war that isn’t . . . Ranger to be remodeled . . . The Student Union nion to completion by ’54 . . . Associates formed to ramrod tl Rhody was N. E. Track kin ; Conde boys holding court . Willie was re-elected vith Trembley, Smith and the me classy competi- ROBERT HAROOTUNIAN Sigma Nu Arts Science 115 Sumter St. Providence, R. I. LAWRENCE HARRIMAN Commuter Business Admin. Fort Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. MIGNON HARRINGTON Gamma Nu Home Economics Moose Horn Rd. East Greenwich, R. I. ARTHUR HELLWIG Phi Kappa Theta Arts Science 19 Pascack Rd. Hillsdale, N. J. HAROLD HENN, JR. GERALD HERELD Thera Chi Business Admin. Phi Mu Delta Arts Science 39 Euston Ave. Cranston, R. 1. 94 Gould Ave. Norwood, R. I. FRANK P. HERTEL Phi Gamma Delta Engineering 37 Erastus St. Providence, R. I. ROGER R. HEYRMAN Phi Gamma Delta Engineering 36 Sutton Place South New York, N. Y. tion in the shape of Princess Warmwig, the coolest kid on campus . . . the Menace wasn’t very . . . Honshoo Babe had a great manager . . . the perennial Dirty Marv . . . The Rams trounced UConn . . . Willie crowned Warmwig his Homecoming queen . . . the Chi O’s paid their bet to Phi Mu with a half-time victory parade ... 1 Bill Scott led our Sophorm Soph Hop queen . . . 892 is and Barbara Joy was our H o p ELAINE M. HICKS Alpha Xi Delta 120 Jenkins St. Arts Science Providence, R. I. RICHARD F. HILL Commuter Engineering Fort Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. WALTER S. HIRSCH Tau Kappa Epsilon Engineering 55 Welthian Ct. East Greenwich, R. I. ELIZABETH M. HOCKER Alpha Xi Delta Arts Science Elm Farm Bristol, R. 1. Basketball ... a new coach. Jack Guy . . . we watched for the return of the fast break . . . Baird passed his 1000th point and Big Fred Congleton . . . right in there with the longest and sharpest elbows ever honed . . . The Kingston hicks went to the big city en masse to see U. R. I. edge St. Johns in a 74-72 thriller at the Garden . . . great game . . . trifle hazy ... the Abbey RICHARD HODGE Commuter Arts Science 126 South Main St. Coventry, R. I. AGNES RAE HODGES LESTER HOFFMAN E. R. Hall Arts Science Commuter Business Admin. 204 Sharon St. Providence, R. I. 54 Ayroult St. Newport, R. I. PAULINE J. HOGAN Gamma Nu Arts Science 238 Gibbs Ave. Newport, R. I. JOAN HORTON Alpha Xi Delta Nursing 41 Snow Rd. Norwood, R. 1. ROBERT H. HORTON Sigma Alpha Epsilon Business Admin. 12 Bayside Ave. Edgewood, R. I. JULIA HOVNANIAN Delta Zeta Home Economics 30 Whipple St. Providence, R. I. PEACE HUDSON Delta Zeta Nursing 23 Campbell St. Pawtucket, R. I. rocked with cheers . . . when we left . . .Phi Delta put on a memorable performance of the Little Foxes . . . proving that good theater can come from a few willing souls and a dedicated director . . . Phi Mu took the Sing cup and Sigma Chi out-talked Sigma Delta Tau for the Debate Cup . . . World citizenship was brought to our attention by a series for distinguished speakers . . . Senator Green, the Ambassadors to Korea and to Israel . . . ALAN G. HUNTER Phi Sigma Kappa 58 Fifth St. Agriculture East Providence, R. I. FRANK J. HURD Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 40 Glen Ave. Cranston, R. I. ROBERT HYLANDER Sigma Pi Engineering 55 Knollwood Ave. Cranston, R. I. DANIEL HYNEK Sigma Chi Engineering 27 Anthony St. West Warwick, R. I. CARL M. JACKSON Butterfield Hall Engineering 42 Somerset St. Providence, R. I. EDWIN C. JAMES, JR. Butterfield Hall Agriculture Hopkinton, R. I. Most exciting was a visit from Mrs. Roosevelt ... in the m idst of a snowstorm . . . she received an honorary Doctor of Law and the undivided attention of the student body . . . the millenium! We gathered one day in February to do honor to one of our most deserving friends . . . Keaney Gymnasium dedicated in the name of the man who brought basketball to Rhody . . . the Old Gazaaz . . . Rhody Revue traced the evolution of the American FRANK W. JENISON, JR. Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. 152 Sumner Ave. Norwood, R. I. WALTER J. JESTINGS Butterfield Hall . Engineering 62 Oliphant Lane Middletown, R. I. BARBARA E. JOY Delta Zeta 128 Ann Mary Brown Dr., Home Economics Gaspee Plateau, R. I. JOHN R. KACZYNSKI, JR. Commuter Business Admin. 17 Sayies Ave. Pascoag, R. I. SIRVART KALAYDJIAN MARVIN W. KASSED GERALD L. KELLS ega Home Economics Court North Great Neck, N. Y. Tau Epsilon Phi Arts Science Commuter Arts Science 154 Gallatin St. Providence, R. I. 59 Packard St. Cranston, R. I. Theatre and the Guys and Dolls contributed a tidy sum to the Union fund . . . Fraternity rushifiJpfOr the Union empty ... a few solitary girls . . . Chicken salad and potato chips multiplied by fif- teen equals starvation . . . Jackye Carlesi was chosen Mil Ball queen and Joyce Barton was to head the 1954 Grist . . . the boys won national acclaim in flower arrangement . . . ELIZABETH A. KIERNAN Commuter Arts Science 218 Ausdal e Rd. Cranston, R. I. ROBERT F. KIMBALL Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. Harmony, R. I. JOSEPH R. KOZLIN Alpha Epsilon Pi Arts Science 28 Linden St. Westerly, R. I. ANDREW J. LAPATI Phi Kappa Theta Engineering 35 McArthur Dr. North Providence, R. I. JAMES B. LAPPIN Commuter Agriculture 1016 Min. Spriijg Ave. N. Providence, R. I. ALBERT J. LaPRISE, JR. ALBIN LARSON, JR. Commuter Business Admin. Sigma Chi Engineering Stone Acres Slocum, R. I. 109 Cass St. Providence, R. I. George Araujo spoke to avid fight fans at TEP . . . the Rhody Harriers took their sixth straight Yankee Conference Title . . . Pan-Hellenic Sing on a non-competitive basis lost some of the old zing and initiative . . . Open House . . . Pershing Rifles . . . displays . . . Ruthie Rutledge as Miss U. R. I. against a back- ground of pastel gowns. Beaching days) . . party weekends . the CHRISTOS LATOS Lambda Chi Alpha Business Admin. 318 Dudley St. Providence, R. I. BEVERLY J. LAWTON Chi Orijega Home Economics 21. W. Narragansett Ave. Newport, R. I. JAMES F. LEMBO DAWNE B. LESEMAN Sigma Chi Engineering Alpha Delta Pi Arts Sciences 197 Jewett St. Providence, R. I. 82 Geer Ave. Norwich, Conn. BEVERLY M. LEWIS E. R. Hall Arts Sciences 66 Laurel Hill Ave. Providence, R. I. EDWARD M. LIEBLICH Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 288 Cedarhurst Ave. L. I., N. Y. RICHARD C. LINDBERG Sigma Chi Agriculture 199 Ives Rd. E. Greenwich, R. I. THEODORE LINDER Butterfield Hall Arts Sciences 60 Duncan Ave. Providence, R. I. semester was going quickly . . . Senior exams were finished . . . what a blast ... a farewell we enjoyed Senior Week . . . eating well . . . wonderful to have friends . . . Seniors serious yet smiling . . . olive drab under black ... a new life . . . responsibilities . . . danger . . . Don’t go . . . stay another year . . . wait for us . . . we’ll miss you . . . ALBERT LINDIA Commuter 28 Burbank St. Agriculture Cranston, R. I. BRUCE S. LORING Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 44 Pleasant St. Wickford, R. I. FRANK A. LORNITZO Commuter Arts Sciences 13 Clyde St. Pawtucket, R. I. ANTHONY A. LUCCHETTI Commuter Agriculture 119 Boon St. Narragansett, R. I. Robert j. McDonald Sigma Pi Business Admin. Main St. North £cituate, R. I. r MERILYN MACKINTOSH East Hall Arts Sciences R. F. D. No. 1 Taunton, Mass. JUNIOR YEAR Back to old routine . . . friends and a few parties . . . snowing the Freshmt J. C’s-hens with fifteen chicks in the first flush of independence . . . we’ll turn over a new leaf . . . study da to day . . . make good marks . Bawl queen was Ann Dane A new Chapel for . tomorrow . . . Aggie ice in the new gym . . . its and two new Chaplains JAMES J. MACKSOUD Tau Epsilon Phi Business Admin. 133 Cowden St. Central Falls, R. I. JAMES R. MADISON Tau Kappa Epsilon Agriculture Box 231 Kingston, R. I. RONALD I. MAGNUSON Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 11 Tennyson Rd. Cranston, R. I. JEAN MAILLOUX Alpha Delta Pi Nursing 506 Prospect St. Woonsocket, R. I. VERA MAIN Alpha Xi Delta Arts Sciences 29 Laurel St. Ashaway, R. I. JAMES E. MARBLE, JR. JAMES MARTIN Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. Commuter Business Admin. 252 Fair St. Warwick, R. I. 35 Summit Ave. Port Chester, N. Y. for the Protestant students took their much-needed place on the campus . . . havens for the depressed or disturbed . . . help in time of doubt . . . VI This was £ xed-up year ... In football ... a loss to Hofstra that never should have happened ... a win over UConn considered to be the most exciting contest of all the New England Colleges . . . LEWIS R. MASOTTI Lambda Chi Alpha Business Admin. 31 Stafford Rd. Stamford, Conn. MAUREEN MCCARTHY Commuter 222 Melrose St. Nursing Providence, R. I. Charles w. McDermott Commuter Business Admin. Trailer Pk. Kingston, R. I. DONALD T. McGINNISS Sigma Alpha Epsilon Business Admin. 29 Austin St. Danbury, Conn. Joseph d. McLaughlin Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 45 Roslyn St. Providence, R. I. CAROLEE E. MEADOW Sigma Delta Tau Arts Sciences Gomer St. Yorktown Hgts., N. Y. RICHARD H. MICHIE Sigma Alpha Epsilon Business Admin. 21 E. Stanton Ave. Baldwin, N. Y. Rhody beat Brown for the second time just to prove the talent was still with us . . . Abbruzzi . . . Almy . . . Fratto . . . Henry Brenner was chosen National A. E. Pi Athlete of the year . . . Homecoming . . . Jobless Feardick and his Cleanup Crew were the party in power for Mayor . . . resplendent in magenta walk- ing shorts . . . who could resist . . . The game was a heartbreaker to lose . . . 14-13 and New Hampshire squeaked by . . . Droodles LOIS M. MILLER E. R. Hall Home Economics 415 Centerville Rd. Apponaug, R. I. EDWARD J. MITSON Lambda Chi Alpha Business Admin. 4 Anson Brown Rd. Johnston, R. I. ARNOLD C. MOIA Tau Kappa Epsilon Engineering 120 Whitford Ave. Providence, R. I. JOHN L. MONTI Phi Sigma Kappa Engineering Shore Rd. Westerly, R. I. CHARLES E. MORRIS Phi Kappa Theta Business Admin. 166 Eden St. Apponaug, R. I. RICHARD A. MORRIS Fortin Rd. Arts Sciences 115 Pelham St. Newport, R. I. GORDON E. MORRISON Phi Mu Delta Engineering 352 Church Ave. Conmicut, R. I. stormed the campus . . . do-nut remnants ... a white cow in a snow-storm ... a worm on the stairs . . . the Bop jokes were as bad and every one was ' real cool,’ ' real gone’ or ' Man, you’re the least to say the most! . . . Our school spirit was down ... it should have been up to the heights . . . Hammond set a cross-country record as Rhody beat Brown . . . U. R. I. and N. H. were co-champs of the Yankee JOHN L. MORSE Sigma Alpha Epsilon Agriculture 60 Bryant Rd. Cranston, R. I. WILLIAM J. MULHALL, JR. Phi Kappa Theta Engineering 237 Ives Rd. E. Greenwich, R. I. TRAIAN S. NACU Phi Mu Delta Arts Sciences 367 Summer St. Woonsocket, R. I. THEODORE NELSON Sigma Pi Business Admin. 407 Kingston St. Midland Park, N. J. EDWARD E. NEWMAN Commuter Engineering Victory Highway Lafayette, R. I. MAURICE B. NEWMAN Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 403 Montgomery Ave. Providence, R. I. Beta Psi won the InterFrat Sing with a tender . . . soulful rendi- 1 ft Q2 JANICE H. NEYMAN Alpha Delta Pi Home Economics Main St. Oakland, R. I. LOIS NOREK ANNE NORRIS West Annex Home Economics Sigma Kappa Home Economics 95 Water St. Woonsocket, R. I. 1385 Regent St. Schenectady, N. Y. PATRICIA M. OGG Chi Omega Arts Sciences 152 Main St. Warren, R. I. JEAN OGLESBY Sigma Kappa Nursing 163 Bluff Ave. Cranston, R. I. ARTHUR J. OHLSTEN Commuter Arts Sciences Quonset Apt. U. R. I. OTIS C. OLIVER, JR. Phi Kappa Theta Business Admin. 20 Nakomis Dr. Edgewood, R. I. HENRY A. ORA BONE Sigma Alpha Epsilon Arts Sciences 537 Charles St. Providence, R. I. tion of Louise . . . Slide Rule Strut came back to Campus after a long absence and Judy Bliss was the Queen . . . we watched Drag- net and Mr. Peepers on T.V. . . . the girls were allowed to have J I V® them now . . . ' Friday’ was here for a brief stay and the song on everyone’s lips was ' Stranger in Paradise’ . . . Christmas came to campus . . . the girls caroled . . . the boys answered . . . sliding down Phi Gam’s hill on cookie sheets . . . children racing through 8 9 ' l r WILLIAM J. OSBORNE Tau Kappa Epsilon Business Admin. 110 Amherst Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. NORMAN H. OSHRIN Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 1745 E. 18th St. Brooklyn, N. Y. JOAN OTIS Chi Omega Home Economics 76 Freeman Pkwy. Providence, R. I. MARILYN PANCIERA JOSEPH PAOLETTA Alpha Delta Pi Nursing Beta Psi Alpha Engineering 97 South Broad St. Ashaway, R. I. 457 Hartford Ave. Providence, R. I. DORIS A. PICKUP Chi Omega Home Economics 244 Jay Ave. Lyndhurst, N. J. the housing units clutching their gifts . . . The Community Chest under Corky’s direction went way over the quota . . . Christmas Convocation of lovely music , . . home for a short rest? The Union predicted completion by July of ’54 and staged ' A Night to Forget’ ... it published the Coffee Times . . . The first Union paper in the United States . . . Bill Tedeschi was elected Editor of the Beacon and the paper continued its steady improve- ment . . . FELIX J. PIERCE Phi Sigma Kappa Engineering 2 Tyler Pt. Rd. Barrington, R. I. KATHLEEN M. PILLING Alpha Xi Delta Home Economics 60 Blake St. Pawtucket, R. I. FRANK A. PIVARUNAS JOSEPH A. PIZZO U. R. I. Trailer Park Arts Sciences Sigma Alpha Epsilon Business Admin. 27 Audrey St. Providence, R. 1. 117 Eleventh St. Providence, R. I. WILLIAM N. POCKAR Bressler Hall Arts Siences 172 Chandler Ave. Cranston, R. I. MERAH J. PRATT Chi Omega Home Economics 24 Cushing St. Providence, R. I. WILLIAM J. PRESTON Commuter Business Admin. 118 Pheasant Ave. Warwick, R. I. Finals were here again and with them come the old-reliable cries Never Again ... I’ve got this Prof snowed . . . Next time I’ll study ... we wept through finals along with Johnny Ray and the Little White Cloud . . . Stalag 17 come to the campus flicks and the ' animal’ was man of the hour . . . Roman Holiday and Shane made appearances to the usual accompaniment of hoots, whis- pers, whistles and funny comments as the intellectuals watch a movie . . . IV M 1 JOHN R. PRZYBYLA Bressler Hall Agriculture 1441 Newman Ave. Seekonk, Mass. RICHARD D. RATTA Phi Gamma Delta 47 Don Ave. Business Admin. Rumford, R. I. ROBERT M. REDDING Commuter Engineering 85 Overlook Dr. E. Greenwich, R. I. JANE C. REIDY Commuter Home Economics Pontiac Ave. Cranston, R. I. MARGARET A. REILLY Gamma Nu Home Economics Liberty Lane W. Kingston, R. I. WILLIAM R. RICHMOND Theta Chi Business Admin. 188 Great Rd. Woonsocket, R. I. JOSEPH A. RIPANTI Commuter Engineering 42 Wesleyan Ave. Providence, R. I. Jackye Carlesi was chosen ' outstanding U. R. I.’ by the student body and was sent to represent us at King’s Point, N. Y. in the Campus Contest . WM Xm The Supreme Court ruled that the Fraternities and Sororities must pay their taxes and some frenzied meetings were held to try to stop the affair . . . 1 Spy continued to prowl about the campus closets finding his skeletons . . . he’d been away for a while and we weren’t used to ARNOLD R. ROGERS Commuter Arts Sciences 144 Wentworth Ave. Cranston, R. I. NANCY C. ROHRMAN MYRNA ROSEN E. R. Hall Arts Sciences Delta Zeta Nursing 421 Willett Ave. Riverside, R. I. 139 Arnold Ave. Cranston, R. I. MARTIN G. ROSENTHAL Alpha Epsilon Pi Arts Sciences 442 Prospect St, Woonsocket, R. I. MURIEL E. ROSS LOUIS ROSSI Commuter Home Economics Beta Psi Alpha Arts Sciences 24 Valley Rd. E. Greenwich, R. I. 2 Alton St. Providence, R. I. CLIFFORD E. RUMSEY Tau Kappa Epsilon Business Admin. 282 Richards Rd. Ridgewood, N. J. JORDAN A. RUSSO Phi Sigma Kappa Agriculture R. F. D. Hope Valley, R. I. his methods of fun . . . Mike Christopher was elected to Grist Editor and Corky Newman was chosen as Student Senate Presi- dent . . . this was the year we learned to lead because next year would be ; to command capped-shining dedicated faces lege students? Milton Eisenhower . issues to our attentii Our nursing classmates were Can this be irresponsible col- . brought National mer was dropped from the JANINE a. ST. GERMAIN _ _ Arts Sciences g°M “n s., R. I. SAVINO P. SALERNO Commuter Agriculture 102 Wilson St. Providence, R. I. CLARICE J. SAUMUR East Hall Home Economics 209 Rathbun St. Woonsocket, R. I. JOEL J. SCHNITZER Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 658 Montgomery St. Brooklyn, N. Y. ROSEMARIE SCIOTTO West Annex Business Admin. 138 Commodore St. Providence, R. I. SAMUEL R. SCOTT, JR. Beta Psi Alpha Business Admin. 30 Elmdale Rd. Uxbridge, Mass. AEC and we had a crisis in our own lives . . we protested, inves- tigated and fizzled ... the deed had been accomplished . . . our favorites were gone from the roster . . . Turn-about time . . . M. E. R. C. Week . . . supported heartily by the Males . . . even the Faculty took advantage of a favorable situation . . . Alpha Tau Gamma left the ranks of the locals and became Sigma Nu . . . Open House was a production . . . parades . . . concerts . . . The Operetta. ' Down in the Valley’ . . . June WILLIAM E. SCOTT Sigma Alpha Epsilon Arts Sciences Potter Hill Westerly, R. I. ■n m DOROTHY M. SCULCO Commuter Home Economics 14 Dayton St. Westerly, R. I. RAYMOND C. SEARLES Tau Kappa Epsilon Engineering 108 Columbia Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. JANE F. SHEA Alpha Delta Pi Arts Sciences 15 Summer St. Westerly, R. I. CHARLES F. SHEEHAN Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 150 Hoyt Ave. Rumford, R. I. JAMES M. SHEPLEY Phi Gamma Delta Arts Sciences 301 Green End Ave. Middletown, R. I. ANDREA M. SHERMAN Sigma Kappa Home Economics 86 Church St. Peacedale, R. I. PRISCILLA A. SHERMAN Chi Omega Arts Sciences 26 Charlotte St. Riverside, R. I. Street reigned as Miss U, R. I. . . . It ' was a rainy night that we held our Junior Prom . . . Count Basie and his Band of the Year and Queen Jackye . . . The Biltmore was such a busy place . . . Where’s the party . . . Wheresh the party? A note of warning . . . Summer school schedules were an- nounced ... we don’t care . . . we’re tanned and healthy . . . we could always be beach-combers the costume party season and no HOWARD SHIPOTOFSKY fimJ Arts Sciences 26.h S,. N. J. WILLIAM F. SILVIA Tau Kappa Epsilon Engineering 126 River St. Lakewood, R. I. CAROLYN L. SIVAK Delta Zeta Arts Sciences 46 Kaufman Rd. N. Tiverton, R. I. ARTHUR F. SMITH Bressler Hall Engineering 454 Broadway Newport, R. I. ROBERT D. SMITH, JR. Commuter Business Admin. Fort Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. STANLEY SMITH Campus Ave. Arts Sciences 76 Edward St. Newport, R. I. drape or curtain was safe from sarongs . . . pizza at Phi Mu, coco- nut at Phi Gam and hot Doggies at the Ranch Dance ... We could hardly pry ourselves away from the T. V. McCarthy-Army trials to find our place in the sun ... So the days pass, so quickly, 1 Hrf Hkn l | all that’s left is to say goodbye to our too quickly and friends and especi; N. Y. game . . . We’ . See You at the Taft for the STUART P. SMITH Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. 34 N. Main St. Slatersville, R. I. DIONYSIOS E. SPELIOTIS BARBARA J. STAMMERS CAROLYN R. STAUFFER ButterfieldHall Engineering Delta Zeta Nursing Commuter - Home Economics Greece 25 Greenwood St. Cranston, R. I. Briar Lane Kingston, R. I. DIANE C. STEIN Delta Zeta Home Economics 6 Hall St. E. Greenwich, R. I. FREDERICK H. STEIN Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 6 Hall St. E. Greenwich, R. I. DAVE R. STENHOUSE Sigma Alpha Epsilon Engineering 19 Westminster St. Westerly, R. I. SENIOR YEAR We had a welcome mat of fallen trees thanks to Carol . . . She thinned Upper College Road and dented our Social Life . . . Still it’s great to be back . . . the Freshman belong in Watson House fjfer i . . . they ask why we mourn the loss of the Pier . . . well, we’ll forgive them. They lead under-privileged youths ... no fried boneless at Moi’s, no crusty pizza at Iavazzo’s, no dunes ... no Surf . . . the Union has no shuffieboard but maybe we won’t GEORGE M. STEPHENSON Commuter Arts Sciences 14 Eagle Peak Rd. Pascoag, R. I. CAROLINE Commuter R. F. D. R. STRANT Nursing North Coventry, Conn. BERNARD H. STRAUSS Bressler Hall Arts Sciences 98 Blaisdell Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. RICHARD G. STRAUSS Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 3 Fowler Ave. Newport, R. I. NANCY C. STRINGER Chi Omega Arts Sciences 60 Benson Ave. Gaspee Plateau, R. I. LOUIS SUGARMAN Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 108 Woodbine St. Providence, R. I. GEORGE H. SYKES Phi Mu Delta Ft. Kearney Engineering Saunderstown, R. I. starve when it finally opens. Meetings . . . Grist, Poly-gon, Pan- Hel ... a last coffee at the old UNION . . . Mayoralty . . . back again ... off again. ' Risky’, pumpkins ver- sus punkin-heads! Football season ... 24 battered, reorganized, converted men playing their hearts out . . . Eddie DeSimone lead- ing a charmed life, Frank DiPiro masterminding operations . . . Dick Grann a very solid citizen . . . Homecoming . . . was a beau- tiful weekend . . . everyone came back to the old stamping FRANK TAURIELLO Phi Kappa Theta Arts Sciences 29 Congdon Ave. Newport, R. I. JOHN R. TAYLOR Phi Gamma Delta Business Admin. 826 Main Ave. Greenwood, R. I. ROBERT E. TAYLOR Phi Gamma Delta Arts Sciences 99 Earl Ave. E. Providence, R. I. RUSSELL E. TAYLOR Sigma Alpha Epsilon Engineering Quonset Apts. U. of R. I. WILLIAM V. TEDESCHI Tau Kappa Epsilon Arts Sciences 652 East Ave. Natick, R. I. ALFRED J. TELLA Commuter Business Admin. 988 Hartford Ave. Johnston, R. I. EDWARD D. TETLEY Phi Mu Delta Business Admin. 77 Greene St. E. Greenwich, R. I. DORIS THOMAS Sigma Kappa Home Economics 165 Dover Ave. E. Providence, R. I. grounds . . . the displays went up on time dispite hammered fin- gers . . . S. D. T. and Phi Sig for firsts; Sigma Chi’s ' receptacle’ many parties, dances and brawls . . . we’ll miss Phi Gam . . . for a while . . . Dedication of the Union . . . thronged with gazers — a monument to the veterans and to Mr. Berry’s untiring efforts on our behalf... If Rushing, rushing . . . everything and everybody is rushing . . . time goes so fast and each day brings new fun, excitement or BARBARA THOMPSON Gamma Nu 309 Olney St. DAVID B. THOMPSON Phi Kappa Theta Agriculture 30 Willow St. Fall River, Mass. JOHN THORNTON Sigma Alpha Epsilon Agriculture 141 Ballston Ave. Pawtucket, R. I. EDWARD TILLINGHAST Commuter Agriculture Greenhouse U. of R. I. THOMAS F. TISDELL Phi Sigma Kappa Agriculture R. F. D. No. 2 Woonsocket, R. I. BARBARA TOEGEMANN Delta Zeta Arts Sciences 171 Calhoun Ave. Providence, R. I. crises . . . Intramurals in football were a dangerous game of touch . . . the field of battle was lettered usually . . . the gals played field-hockey . . . organized mayhem in knee-pads . . . Basketball . . . the seniors are too tired for such strenuous games . . . Cab- aret-aching muscles . . . groaning limbs . . . Barn Dance . . . blue jeans and informality . Sports Day £% : how to be dignified while assuming the required position for the wheel-barrow . . . WILLIAM TOOHEY Sigma Nu Business Admin. 22 Berlin St. Providence, R. I. SAMUEL L. TORMAN Alpha Epsilon Pi Business Admin. 148 Pearl St. Providence, R. I. HENRY TREMBLAY Sigma Alpha Epsilon Arts Sciences 215 Sargeant St. Hartford, Conn. NICHOLAS L. TRIANA Beta Psi Alpha Engineering 3192 Pawtucket Ave. Riverside, R. I. JOANNE L. TURGEON Delta Zeta Home Economics 78 Arnold Ave. Edgewood, R. I. THEODORA TURNER Alpha Delta Pi Arts Sciences Ft. Kearney Saunderstown, R. 1. ANTHONY M. VALENTE Beta Psi Alpha Engineering 47 Madison Ave. Cranston, R. I. ELIZABETH A. VALLIER Alpha Xi Delta Business Admin. 91 Sowams Rd. Barrington, R. I. Christmas season . . . the Interfraternitjr sing . . . the Christmas kindnesses . . . carolling ... a little snow to make the campus beautiful . . . serenades to the girls . . . carrying on the still night air . . . the dewy -eyed recipiei . . . Pride goeth before a flunk . . semester Senior would the new leaf . . . the St. John’s F the song and pin . . . Finals . they wouldn’t flunk a second new semester . . . the usual avy Stenhouse and Artie ROBERT R. Phi Mu Delta 351 Bernon St. VAN BROOKLYN Arts Sciences Woonsocket, R. I. ALFRED VENANCIO Bressler Hall Engineering 216 Reservoir Ave. Middletown, R. I. DOLORES A. VOTOLATO Chi Omega Arts Sciences 83 South Hill Dr. Cranston, R. I. Hellwig • • • our mainstays on the basketball court ... the nurses are back to spend their last semester but the teachers are out . . . Bill Tedeschi . . . Senior Presid ent and almost as important . . . Bob VanBrocklyn . . . Social Chairman dirt . . . keeps the Beacon read . . . McCarthy censure trials the man with a glass eye Spy on the trial of in the fight with JOAN WATERMAN Sigma Kappa Home Economics 178 Ferncrest Ave. Cranston, R. I. RICHARD B. WEEKES Sigma Nu Business Admin. 78 Wyatt Rd. Garden City, N. Y. JOHN G. WELCH THEODORE V. WIDYN Greenhouse Agriculture Commuter Business Admin. 272 Sowams Rd. Barrington, R. I. Ft. Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. JANE E. WOOD Alpha Delta Pi Arts Sciences 1 1 Rosedale Ave. Barrington, R. I. RICHARD M. WOOD Commuter Business Admin. 20 Cherry Lane Wakefield, R. I. MARGUERITE L. WORTHINGTON Commuter Nursing Quonset Apts. U. of R. I. THOMAS K. WORTHINGTON Commuter Arts Sciences Box 92 U. R. I. This is the period of ' lasts’ . . . the last house dance, the last time to go to the Basin St., the last B. C. Ball . . . the last Sigma Chi Derby . . . Finals are early for the privileged Senior and the beach beckons always . . . Senior Party . . . good food . . . good friends . . . Picnic . . . tell me when shall we meet again? . . Strut . . . Tans and gowns . . . Tuxes . . . Graduation . . . well here we are before we even had chance to decide that we wanted to leave . . . We’ll miss it so . . . ALAN M. WRIGHT Phi Sigma Kappa Agriculture 75 Tallman Ave. Cranston, R. I. SENIORS NOT PHOTOGRAPHED GEORGE BELLANDESE Commuter Engineering Fort Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. R. REGINA MENARD Commuter Arts Sciences 26 Kent St. West Warwick, R. I. RALPH CARLEN Commuter Engineering 19 Richland Rd. Cranston, R. I. EILEEN B. NORTHUP Commuter Arts Sciences Post Rd. Wakefield, R. I. MITRY GANIN Rho Iota Kappa Engineering 35 Daniels St. Pawtucket, R. I. ANTHONY C. PERRY Commuter Business Admin. 178 Warren Ave. East Providence, R. I. ARTHUR HATHAWAY Commuter Arts Sciences 8 Taft Ave. Beverly, Mass. BROOKS READ Lambda Chi Alpha Arts Sciences Pleasant St. Dennisport, Mass. ROBERT HEFFERMAN Beta Psi Alpha Engineering 13 Dartmouth St. Newport, R. I. JOHN J. REDDING Commuter Engineering 85 Overlook Dr. East Greenwich, R. I. PAUL W. INGLE Commuter Engineering Fort Kearney Saunderstown, R. I. EDGAR A. REED Theta Chi Engineering 270 Vermont Ave. Providence, R. I. GILBERT A. LAMB Theta Chi Engineering 12 Keith Ave. Cranston, R. I. MARGARET J. REILLY Commuter Home Economics 68 Alberta Ave. East Providence, R. I. YUNG J. LEE E. R. Hall Arts Sciences Korea RONALD M. SCHACK Tau Epsilon Phi Business Admin. 107 Lakeside Dr. Lawrence, N. Y. FRANK LOUZON Commuter Arts Sciences Mooresfield Rd. Kingston, R. I. ANTHONY V. SIMONETTI Tau Kappa Epsilon Business Admin. 37 Hawkins St. Providence, R. I. RAYMOND E. McGUIRE Theta Chi Engineering 43 Providence St. West Warwick, R. I. ALFRED A. SOLLITTO Sigma Alpha Epsilon Business Admin. 370 Waterman Ave. East Providence, R. I. CONRAD K. McKNIGHT Sigma Chi Agriculture 84 Glen Ave. Edgewood, R. I. PRESTON D. YERRINGTON Sigma Chi Engineering 462 Oaklawn Ave. Cranston, R. I. JAMES O. McMANUS Tau Kappa Epsilon Engineering 29 Shippee Ave. West Warwick, R. I. ALBERT J. ZALFA Commuter Arts Sciences 170 Cowden St. Central Falls, R. I. 54 The Aggie Bawl The Aggie Bawl successfully mingled filmy gowns and velvety- nosed calfs in a farmyard decor at Keaney Gymnasium. Muriel Johnson was crowned Queen of the dance. The Soph Hop Marcia Sayles reigned as Queen of the Soph Hop mid the clouds and skylines of the ' Star-Light Roof. ' by Scabbard and Blade, was a successful welcome to its new initiates. Nancy Nelson was chos- en Co-Ed Colonel for the coming Against a backdrop of a huge slide-rule, Judith Barker was crowned Queen of the Slide-Rule Strut. The various and familiar instruments of engineering com- posed the rest of the decoration. The Military Ball The Military Ball, sponsored V The Junior Prom The Biltmore Ballroom was the stage, Count Basie provided the music for dancing and listen- ing, and Jackye Carlesi was the center of attraction at our Junior Prom. Open House The high point of the Open House festivities was the crown- ing of our University Queen. June Street was a lovely Miss U. R. I., surrounded by a beauti- ful Senior Court. r 1 ■jj i u 1 - THE UNION STORY The following few pages are dedicated to a progressive pictorial history of our Stu- dent Union — starting in 1943 when the present Phi Gamma Delta house was con- verted into a war-time union building; then the building of the quonset hut union in 1946; and finally the erection of the new Rhode Island Memorial Union, with its dedication on November 13, 1954. This was a luxury . . . then! The wheels of progress begin to roll 1 This was the big moment . . . construction had started! We dedicate this building in fond memory of . . . Some people say it’s better than the old one This is a luxury . . . now! An evening class in Union 34. Carol and Edna were two girls that registered, but didn’t stay around for Freshman Week. H p " ■Jj k . W " y I i | mmm liKij liSlil pill «r„ ; m m™,. a.p " — only the well-shaped arrow finds its mark. " Honorary Societies Row I : Dean J. Weldin, Prof. R. DeWolf. Dr. P. S. Burgess, R. Hill, Prof. M. Campbell, Pres., Dr. R. Bell, Dr. D. A. Spaulding, J. Schnirzer. Row 2: Dr. Palmatier, Mrs. Crandall, D. Speliotis, J. G. Albright, F. Pivarunas, Dr. Har- tung, A. Venancio, Dr. Bender, F. Pierce. Row 3: D. Kraus, A. Smith, W. Jestings, J. B. Smith, C. J. Fish, E. Christopher, B. Beebe, B. Joy, A. Norris, R. Wood. Phi Kappa Phi honor fairy and of Edu r studei pal schoraSM society was estajfjished 1913. Each year students of outstanding |‘cted for membership in the society. During [ on the basis of their during 66 Phi Sigma Row 1 : R. DeWolf, Dr. Hartung, R. Boyle, A. Hunter. Row 2: H. Haseotes, E. Tillinghast, A. Wright, G. Wildes, S. Howe, B. Bowers. 67 Row 1 : A. Lindia, W. Munk, Treas., D. Thompson, Pres., A. Gavitt, Cl Vice-Pres. Row 2; N. McQuattie, M. Gordon, R. Doyle, H. Goldman, A. Wright, wards, J. Magliocco. Row 3: E. Feinman, M. Fignotri, J. Przybyla, P. Coste, A. Hunter. Alpha Zeta Alpha Zcta, the national honorary agriculture fraternity, maintains its purpose by fostering and developing high stand- ards of scholarship, character and leadership and a spirit of fellowship in the agriculture profession. : Each year the Rhode Island Chapter of Alpha Zeta awards a loving cup to the freshman in agriculture with the highest scholarship honors. This year’s recipient was Peter Gardner of Hope. In addition to the customary activities, an annual steak roast staged in the Fall for member-alumni, and an initiation ceremony and banquet in the Spring constitute this Chapter’s objective — dedication of agriculture through achieve! Tau Beta Pi is a national honor fraternity of engineers. This fraternity is, in engihgering, equivmit to what Phi Beta Kappa is in the Humanities. The purpose is to recognize in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their alma mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as undergraduates in En- gineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engi- neering colleges of America :; An engineering faculty rating system is one of many proj- ects of Tau Beta Pi. ■ Wsk Tau Beta Pi Row 1 : Dr. H. Stuart, Fac. Treas., W. Jestings, Sec., M. Bliamptis, Vice-Pres., R. Hill, Pres., D. Hynek, H. Barlier. Row 2: W. Hagist, Fac. Ad., R. Higgins, A. Smith, R. Higgins, G. Fiddes, B. Bishop, R. Thompson, Fac. Ad. Row 3: S. Lembo, F. Pierce, A. Venancio, D. Cooke, D. Speliotis, J. Ripanti. 70 Alpha Mu Chapter :6f Omicron Nu was founded on this campus in October, 1951. This organization is a national hon- or society established tor the purpose of promoting scholar- ship, leadership, and research in the fielcTof Home Economics. Outstanding juniors and seniors are admitted each year on an election basis. The activities of this chapter are set up in ac- cordance with the gencrai pur poses of Omicron Nu. s of Omi 1 . Omicron Nu Row 1 : L. Norek, B. Joy, Sec.-Treas., A. Norris, Pres., B. Beebe, Vice-Pres. Row 1: R. Cruff, W. O., R. Hylander, L. Comstock, 1st Sgt., L. Hoffman, Capt., Lt. Col. D. MacDonald, Maj. W. Hastie, W. Osborne, 1st Lt., R. MacDonald, 2nd Lt., R. Maqnuson, H. Henn, S. F. C. Row 2: W. Jenison, H. Haronian, J. Evans, G. Morrison, A. Da Costa, G. Reese, R. Conde, W. Considine, W. McDermott, J. R. Taylor, R. Boyle, R. Morris, R. Rowan, L. Massotti. Row 3: J. Marble, J. Schnitzer, S. Cohen, A. Lapati, R. Dyer, R. Ratta, R. Michie, J. Mc- Laughlin, J. Russo, C. Sheehan, R. Beckett, L. Sugarman, M. Dressier, E. Mitson, E. Davi- son, M. Newman. Scabbard and Blade aety ot Scabbard and! lade jty of Wisconsin. H Compl fcoffo ied at the University of || In 1904 The Natioi was founded at the Univt the 6th Regiment was esc: Island in 1927. The purpose of the society is to raise the standard of military education in American colleges and universities and to encourage the essential qualities of gAd and efficient leaders. Each spring H Company presents the Military Ball, one of the most outstanding social events of the school 72 rmanship Club is one of the more recently organ- ized clubs on campus. Within a period of two years its popular- ity has been rapidly increasing. This organization is made up of students who are interested in preparing, showing, and judging plants and animals. The dub sponsors a dairy judging team and a poultry judging team, jit is noteworthy to mention that both teams have done exceptionally well in New England competition. Aggie Judging Team Showmanship Club Row 1 : J. Tierney, Sec., J. Thornton, Pres., J. Gavin, Treas., E. Feinman, P. Gardner. Row 2: A. Hunter, J. Jelke, R. Boyle, E. Losiewicz, A. Lindia. Row 3: M. Gordon, C. Chapman, O. Scott, M. Minisce. 73 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities Twenty-six students were elected to " Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” They were selected for this honor on the basis of scholarship, cooperation, and leadership in academic and extra-curricular activities, citi- zenship, service to the school, and promise of future usefulness. Carolyn A. Angell Frances M. Bernstein Judith W. Bliss Joan M. Boumenot Nancy J. Bowden Richard P. Boyle Henry Z. Brenner Jacquelyn M. Carlesi Raymond H. Christopher Frank A. DiPiro Margaret P. Dwyer Richard A. Grann Gerald P. Hereld Elizabeth M. Hocker Lester Hoffman Pauline J. Hogan Daniel P. Hynek Barbara E. Joy Sirvart Kalaydjian Christos Latos James E. Marble Richard A. Morris Maurice B. Newman Ann Norris William E. Scott William V. Tedeschi 74 Professional Organizations Alpha Delta Sigma Alpha Delta Sigma is a national professional ; fraternity with more than fifty chapters in colleges and uni- versities throughout the United States. It is the only self- supporting organization ori campus. Membership is for life and includes an affiliation with the Advertising Federation of America. Its many activities include: printing . your school blotter, promoting betterMftertising on campus, attending conventions and going on field trips, sents two $25 awards for excellence also pre- 76 Row 1 : J. Hereld, Vice-Pres., A. Ohlsten, Pres., K. Parr, M. O ' Rourke, Sec., W. Tedeschi. Row 2 : F. Pivarunas, R. A. Vagnini, J. Nacci. Physics Society In 1948 the Physics Society of the University of Rhode Island was organized and officially approved. To attain its end of acquainting the physics student with the objectives and methods of modern research physics, the society has prominent speakers lecture to the group. At other occasions movies are shown, and discussion groups are formed. Engineering Council The primary function of the En- gineering Council is to coordinate the activities of all the societies affiliated with the College of Engi- neering. The main social event of the year which was sponsored by the council was the Slide Rule Strut. This year’s queen is Judy Barker of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Row 1 : R. Hylander, D. Hynek, Sec., J. Paoletta, Chairman, R. Hill, Treas., R. Conde. Row 2: A. Smith, R. Higgins, D. Cooke, A. Venancio, E. Hanson. 77 Row 1 : R. Gifford, R. Giornelli, Vice-Pres., R. Conde, Pres., R. Cunningham, Treas., H. is-eere. Row 2: N. Torkomian, D. Traficante, J. Coulombe, D. Bennett, A. DaCosta, J. Kiernan, A. Bekelman. ' American Institute of Chemical Engineers The University of Rhode Island Student Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers was organi: promote a professional attitude, to acquaint its members with topics of interest; by means of addresses by Experienced men and through student researcn, and to roff?r a spirit of good will among chemical engineering students. Dr. Shilling is the faculty advisor to the student chapter. Each year irj the Fall and Spring |in outing is held to ac- quaint the new students in chemical engineering with the or- ganization and to promote a closer contact with the professors and students. 78 The Student Chapter of the America Society of Civil Engineers, which is open to all students of the Civil Engineer- ing curriculum, participated in both professional and social ac- tivities throughout the year. The society visited such places as the Scituate Reservoir, the Boston Central Artery, the Cranston Sewage Plant, and the South County Sand and Gravel Com- pany. The year of 1954 wa ,brought to a close by a Christmas party which was held at Beta Psi AlphaFraterni I L L American Society of Civil Engineers Row 1 : L. Seutonico, R. Dyer, W. Silvia, A. Schreiner, A. Rufo, Sec., J. Paoletta, Pres., E. Newman, Vice-Pres., D. Duquette, Treas., J. Migneault. Row 2: J. Conole, J. Norman, N. Triana, A. DeTora, A. Valente, F. Reinhard t, R. Searles, A. Moia, D. Cooke, J. McManus, N. Turner. Row 3: J. DeChrisrofaro, W. Carcieri, E. Marrak, J. Callahan, F. Hertel, S. Claw, R. Buser, S. Kalen, W. Jestings, F. Varieur, J. Ripanti, B. Gardiner. Row 1 : R. A. Gilmore, Sec., D. Decof, Vice-Pres., D. Hynek, Pres., R. Etheringt A. Kohnle, Set. Row 2: M. Bliamptis, S. Faber, G. Sykes, A. Cappon, R. Hill, D. Speliotis, J. Monti. American Institute of Electric Engineers and Institute of Radio Engineers This is the student branch of the 1 neering organizations today. Its principal objects are the ad- vancement of the theory and practice of electrical engim and of the allied arts and sciences and the maintenance of ; high professional standing among its members. Its members sponsor speakers in the electrical he ' d, present and discuss technical papers and take part in inspection trips to places of engineering interest. " ■ terican Soci ety of Mechanical Engineers is a na- ■sociecy for Mechanical Engineers. Its pur- :e the pr||ession by priding the oppprtupi- j Itobaiji together and discuss problems and The tional proi pose is to ad ' ties for ei recent dev The A. S. M. E. Student Branch is supported by the Na- tional Society. Its purpose is to provide students with most of the benefits of the parent organization and to indoctrinate the student into the society. It supplements the engineering educa- tion by providing technical speakers, fi trips and other special American Society of Mechanical Engineers Row 1 : A. Hanson, D. Prescott, R. Redding, R. Conde, Treas., R. Hylander, Pres., H. Barber, Vice-Pres., F. Pierce, Sec., F. Test, Fac. Adv. Row 2: C. Wiesner, T. Hull, W. Paul, R. Saglio, K. Harley, G. Lamb, J. Dawson, G. Saha- gian, A. Smith, W. Gerzevitz, J. Gledhill. Row 3: D. Prescott, G. Lonois, W. Hirsch, R. Lavguidoc, J. Walsh, C. Billandese, R. Taylor, R. Newlander. 81 Row 1 . L. MacLennan, A. Smith. Treas., R. Morris. Pres., A. Venancio, Sec., J. Carlesi. Row 2 : M. Bliamptis, E. Messere, D. Speliotis, P. Crepeau. Math Club 82 The Ac to supplement sibilities of em{ mote social dents at the Uni ing. Each year first 3 years has his name Administration. king Association was formed in March, 1949, e study o| accounting, to investigate the pos- loyment for graduating members, and to pro- bities. Another purpose is to acquaint all stu- r ersity with the uses Jlarunctions of account- ie name of an accounting major who over the attained the highest average in class work ribed on a plaque in- the College of Business Accounting Association Row 1: D. Dunning, A. Bliizer, J. Arnold, Vice- Pres., H. Amori£gi, R. McDonald, Pres., E. Vallier, D. McGinnis, Treas., L. Secular, S. Dexter. Row 2: W. Richmond, L. Sugarman, R. Yosinoff, M. Wolfe, D. Riley, H. Chason, R. Eke- blad, J. Kaczynski, S. Torman, D. Makiri, G. Dorr. Row 3: J. Schnitzer, J. Warshaw, H. Heinstein, L. Gluckman, T. McConnell, K. Smith, F. Morelli, 0. Guida, L. Fernbach, M. Mazer, S. Andelman, M. Manekofsky, A. LaPrise. 83 Insurance Association The Insurance Association of the University of ' Island was formed during the Fall semester, 1950, to the study and knowledge of insurance at U. R. I., tc the position of the insurance student during his busin The programs offered by the society include various insurance concerns, and numerous fieli large insurance organizati 84 The Society for the Advancement of Management (known as S. A. M.) w$f started on the Rhode Island campus in 1945, and reactivated in 1948. The Society is the recognized national professional society of managemeht people in industry, commerce, education, and government. It is the purpose of this organization to acquaint the student with people in these fields of business, and keep them in contact with the latest in- formation concerning employment, business and management. P Society for the Advancement of Management Row 1 : H. Henn, R. Maunuson, Mr. H. Moulton, Fac. Adv., R. Conde, Vice-Pres., A. Du- mais. Pres., W. Jenison, Vice-Pres., R. CrulT, Treas., R. Corbett, Sec., W. Earle. Row 2: W. Toohey, J. Kaczynski, B. Baker. R. Kane, E. Dyer, P. McGinley, N. Collins, F. Lee, L. Howard, E. Cox, W. Jones. E. Vatcher. Row 3: S. Dexter, E. Pacheco, R. Lombardi, T. McCool, H. Hammond, D. Gulvin, A. Alvarez, Michand, R. Leuba, L. Borden, B. Boorujy, E. Henni.ean, F. Clark. Row 4 : R. Ratta, N. Collins, P. Giadue, W. Monsarat, D. Walker. 85 Row 1 : D. Cinocci, B. Strauss, M. Greenberger, Treas., N. Volpe, Vice-Pres., A. Teixeira, Sec., R. Hodge. Row 2: C. Spiratos, Dr. Abell, Fac. Adv., S. Smith, F. Lornitzo, B. Snow, M. Dressier. Row 3 : R. Rainone, A. Eckart, J. Greenwood, M. Rosenthal, M. Brady, J. Malloy, M. Rider. Chemistry Socie ty The purpose of the University of Rhode Island ( Society is to present an interesting and diversified This includes lectures by prominent speakers, field trips to chemical plants, and technical movies. The Chemistry Society is a chapter of the Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society. Students majoring in chem- istry or chemical engineering! a re eligible for m embership in the Student affiliate. The ' 1 -— 86 " — calm counsel and constructive leadership. Student Executive Councils Row 1 : J. Gencarelli; J. Boumenot, F. Bernstein, J. O’Rourke, A. Gursky, B. Bowers, J. Fitzmaurice. Row 2: R. Cahill, W. Scott, B. Boss, P. Hogan, Sec., M. Newman, Pres., J. Carlesi, Vice-Pres., R. Morris, Treas., J. Przybyla, J. Cimerol. Row 3: W. Silvia, R. Oliver, V. Allienello, R. Engelhardt, R. Caruolo, J. Mazza, R. Boyle, C. Em- merich, J. Tyrell, D. Speliotis, O. Jackson, R. Van Brocklyn, D. Hynek, D. Duquette. Row 4: C. Saumur, B. Lewis, M. Underwood, M. Manekofsky, A. Schwartz, S. Faber, J. Norman, A. D’Costa, R. Holt, S. Umstead, N. Rohrman, S. Antonelli, N. Werner. Student Senate 88 Sachems Row 1 : M. Newman, J. Bliss, Sec., M. Christopher, Moderator, R. Boyle, Treas., P. Hogan, Dr. Hartung, Fac. Adv. Row 2: J. Boumenor, W. Tedeschi, J. Carlesi, W. Scott, B. Joy, R. Morris, F. Bernstein. 89 Row 1 : F. Bernstein, R. Caruollo, Treas., M. Christopher, Pres., G. Edwards, Vice-Pres., J. Carlesi, Sec. Row 2: D. Duggan, F. Lingaitus, B. Broomfield, J. Boumenot, M. Newman, R. Morris. Blue Key Society The Blue Key Society, like other key organizations on most campuses, acts as a host to people visiting the University of Rhode Island. The Blue Key promotes a feeling of good will between Rhody and the visiting teams, and also encouf- ages interest in all athletic teams. In addition to welcoming athletic teams, this year, the Blue Key helped welcome the people who attended the Pan- hellenic Workshop and the New England W. S. G. A. Re- gional Conference, which were held at the Univers 90 The o ciation are among the versity life as Student Senate, women students Among the are the Philai with the Exei MERC week welcome to the | Government Asso- ?irit of cooperation and friendship , to control such matters of uni- nistrative rule and the rule of the risact business pertaining to the many activities of the W. S. G. A. members which was concerned this year pother very interesting event is lOmic Recovery Week, which is a m Women Student Government Association Row 1 : B. Broomfield, G. Armstrong, N. Norberg, Sec.-Treas., F. Bernstein, Pres., M. Dwyer, Vice-Pres., P. Hogan. Row 2: J. Carlesi, D. Thomas, N. Bowden, K. Crouchley, J. Collins, N. Sowder, B. Vallier, V. Main. Row 3: H. Amoriggi, B. Lewis, C. Sivak, J. Bliss, J. O ' Rourke, R. Check. 91 Row 1 : L Friedman, H. Amoriggi, F. Bernstein, Pres., M. Ryan, Sec.. P. Dodge. Row 2: B. Toegemann, N. Bowden, D. Urso, M. Lee, L. Gants, M. Sayles, A. Waterman. Judicial Board The Judicial Board, with the President of W. S. G. A. acting as the presiding officer, is composed of the Dean of Women, six members elected by W. S. G. A., and six mei appointed by W. S. G. C. This group of students, with the sincere guidance and advice of Dean Morris, acts not as a jury, as might be suspected, but as an advisory council whose primary intere helping the women students adjust to college life necessary regulations. 92 The Board of Directors of Rhode Island Memorial Union was first organized in th ear ’ 48-’49 with two representatives from each of the upper classes and the Director of Student Ac- tivities and his staff. Its functions arg to plan and coordinate ?; cultural, recreational, and social activities. The Board also de- termines various policies which concern the operation of the Union. Being representative of the students, the Board of Direc- tors functions with the it viewpoint in mind. Rhode Island Memorial Union Board of Directors Row 1 : A. Norris, T. Tedesco, Chairman, B. Joy, N. Norberg. Row 2 : Dr. Kohler, Mrs. Cook, Mr. Berry. 93 F. Tedesco, Pres., J. Barker, Sec., J. North, Soc. Ch., H Junior Junior Prom, the Class at their the present is busily plannir •ff-campus dance for underclas We are also engaged in organizing a ‘staff " for the GRIST of 1956. These activities are quickly proving that the long awaited Senior year is fast approaching. Memories will remain with us and will be a constant reminder of our days at l Class of 1956 94 Class of 1957 J. Capalbo, Vice-Pres., B. Lang, Soc. Ch., D. Urso, Sec., V. Varone, Treas., P. Kohlsatt, Pres. 95 William Gould, Treas., Barbara Barsamian, Vice-Pres., Paul Fitzgerald, Pres., Phyllis De- Blasio, Sec., Peter Essex, Soc. Chair. Class of 1958 The hurricane class M, 1958 is well on its way. J out as the largest frlass to enter the University of Rhode 1 the future seems bright, as spirit and ambition are high 1 : " for the Freshmen dance, which we hope will prove to 1 success, are now in progress. Everyone is looking the big spring semester at die, seashore. Hope old li , Sun will do his share. Watch out for us because campus by storm during U. R. I. take the stay at 96 sw • ' ' ' ' ' ' ■;j-yM Mh% fcvhl£ ( Vi v }n i " A bouse of Dreams untold. " Residences Pan Hellenic Council Row 1 : B. Thompson, J. Carlesi, P. Opp, E. Valiier, Pres., J. Wood, C. Meadow. Row 2: M. Sayles, C. Reid, D. Manganelli, A. Winfield, S. Heller. Pan Hellenic Council at the University works to en- courage " high scholarship, the guarding of good health, wholehearted cooperation with college ideals, and serving to the best of their ability, in the college community.” The council consists of fourteen mem- bers, a junior and senior delegate from each of the sororities on campus. An advisor from each soror ity and the Dean of Women complete the membership of the council. Row 1 : B. A. Geiger, L. Norek, Treas., Mrs. Coulter, House Mother, J. Boumenot, Pres., N. Bowden, Vice-Pres., J. Neyman, Sec. Row 2: J. Wood, J. Kent, B. Stofko, M. Lee, J. Olivie, M. Kinne, N. MacGratty, P. Cronin, M. Benedict, J. Shea. Row 3: J. Conrick, A. Aissis, J. Capalbo, J. Gencarelli, M. Mostecki, J. Bilodeau, B. Horting, D. Mulcahy, K. Gregory, S. Voelker. Alpha Delta Pi semester and the hustle of 30 girls getting ready for costume dances and formals ... the Junior Prom, the Juniors talked of nothing else for weeks after ... the Seniors suddenly realizing that it was almost over . . . and they stayed up and talked so as not to miss anything . . . then finally, goodbye. Goodbye to a year of happiness and friendship ... to memories that will last The doors opened in September to the odor of fresh paint, and yards of material . . . then, presto, the rooms were transformed . . . We all welcomed Homecoming, and smiled through the bitter cold the night of the Rally . . . The time passed fast . . . the quartets around the piano after dinner . . . the afternoon coffee sessions . . . decorating for the Black Diamond Ball, and the excitement of the dance itself . . . getting schedules for beach days . . . spring forever. 99 V T -Y T 7 ■ A fe A. H Row 1 : R Sciotto, Treas., V. Main, Mrs. Coulter, House Mother, E. Vallier, V 1C e-Pres„ R. DeWolf, Sec., A. Winfield. Row 2: M. L. Harson, S. Adams, P. Huettel, R. Gartland, M. L. Berry, M. Teed, M. Chmielewski, P. Shunney, C. Petrarca, M. Ryan. Row 3: E. Hicks, D. Sullivan, B. James, M. Ward, M. Lord, G. Bed- rosian, K. Pilling, I. Hilkene, L. Babayan, C. Gifford, H. Amoriggi. Alpha Xi Delta Remember the coops? We don’t — only the painfully pleasant odor of oils redecorating our ranch house. We remember our Harvest Haunt rehearsals and the surprise on Miss Witch’s face. We remember our trips to the new union in pastel slickers when it wasn’t training — and before we knew it, Christmas was upon us, with everyone grouped together in front of the tree harmonizing carols. We’ll always remember our seniors who anxiously, but dolefully, were looking forward to graduation and new faces for them to see and to remember. 100 Row 1 : F. Dring, Treas., D. Votolato, Sec., Mrs. J. Walker, House Shores, H. Crowe, A. Brickley, G. Tucker, J. Otis, S. Kalaydjian. Mother, N. Stringer, Pres., B. Beebe, Vice-Pres., N. Werner. Row 3: J. O ' Brien, D. Manganelli, J. Labber, D. Pickup, J. Ruberry, Row 2: M. Cook, P. Ogg, P. Lamb, B. Loxley, C. Whittingham, D. D. Walker, B. Edgecombe, M. Pratt, P. Sherman, A. Fletcher. Chi Omega fulll, man-eating flowers, Peter and his friend, Mr. E. O. Hippus. On your heels Mama Dor, rings and pins, a limping Can-Can. Old friends, new ones, the February Seniors switched places. Our greatest pride and joy — Mrs. Skeet. It’s been a great year and the red-jackets enjoyed every minute of it, even the bad ones were good because we were all together in the game. ’Later ’gator. T’was a wonderful year — a house full of crazy fun — pies and measle parties. The usual sights, denizens of the deck, creaking by at seven, swathed in layers of warm togs, baked beans in the lower room. Smile like a dog — the do-not-open-’til-Xmas-eye — and sounds. It don’t hurt any more, Beyooti- if 1 101 Row 1 ; J. Hovnanian, B. Toegemann, J. Turgeon, Vice-Pres., J. Bliss, Pres., M. Sayles, C. Sivak, Sec., C. Angell, Treas., P. Dodge. Row 2: M. Wilson, J. Collins, J. Chappell, N. Foster, A. York, A. Tabor, N. Powell, M. Barnes, D. Stein, A. Tolderlund, M. Stauffer, N. O ' Connor, J. Caswell. Row 3: R- Check, N. Reynolds, J. St. Gremaine, N. Higgins, C. Car- penter, M. Matteson, J. Wolf, J. Parker, J. Smith, J. Huling, C. Town- send, M. Passannanti, J. Henry. Delta Zeta Another year of joys, excitement, laughter, and tears has passed by us, memories we won’t long forget. First the " Bermuda Bounce” . . . door to door singing and the soaking in return. The excitement of rushing. The " Argyle Orgy,” and no stolen sock . . . late rehearsals for the " Rhody Review.” And, oh yes, the Scholarship Cup which is once again ours. The study sessions, the gab sessions, and the coffee in the kitchen . . . finally . . . Graduation. Yes, these days won’t be forgotten, the big white, green shuttered house holds many fond memories . . . our home. Row 1 : B. Boorujy, N. Peterson, P. Dwyer, Vice-Pres., P. Hogan, Pres., E. Borden, Sec., P. Walsh, B. Thompson, Treas. Row 2: L. Gants, J. Smith, B. Gilmartin, C. Lowensohn, H. Haseotes, B. Schmidt, J. Anderson, C. Borden, M. Fraser. Row 3: P. Barnes, M. Reilly, J. Haskell, S. Antonelli, A. Sinnott, B. Harkness, S. Kenyon, N. Volpe, F. Ainley, P. D’Agostino. Gamma Nu " Let all our voices loudly ringing Sing praises to thy memory dear; To all the days we spend together, The fun of each and every year . . Yes, the memories of ‘the Oriental Enchantment — the combination of incense and almond blossoms pervading throughout . . . Rhody Review . . . the Old Time Movie, " Oh, that innocent look!,” Carolyn loosing her lollypop skirt . . . the organization of our alumnae association . . . another year for our Hockey Trophy . . 10:30 meetings in the Chapter Room . . . that word — STUDY . . . Betty and Sylvia’s Tea Party . . . These and many more remembrances will never be forgotten. " ... Though time itself may bring some changes, Our thoughts will ever be the same. For we all love dear Gamma Nu, Her loyal friendship true.” 103 Row 1 : L. Golden, M. Satnick, Treas., C. Smolen, Sec., C. Meadow, ish, E. Berg. Pres., F. Bernstein, Vice-Pres., B. Broomfield. Row 3: A. Gursky, S. Flichtenfeld, B. Sands, S. Heller, H. Wysell. Row 2: S. Aldoroty, S. Silverman, J. Averbach, S. A. Sadick, R. Bar- Sigma Delta Tau Our newly painted living room with our terrific looking mantle . . . won- derful memories of convention . . . winning two plaques in Miami and lo and behold! winning the Homecoming Display Cup! Receiving Honorable Men- tion on Honors Day . . . fraternity serenades at midnight . . . entertaining our alums and mothers ... a lop-sided Santa at Mrs. O’s Christmas party . . . the Brain Trusts Brawl . . . not to mention Panhellenic activities — Oh! those human wheelbarrows on field day and the flaming torch of formal rush . . . these are just a few of the wonderful memories of Sharing Days Together. 104 Row 1 : D. Urso, D. Thomas, J. Arnold, S. Sundel, Treas., J. Carlesi, C. Filkins, L. MacLennan, J. Waterman, N. Sowder, A. Moan. Pres., A. Waterman, Vice-Pres., A. Norris, Sec., J. Barker. Row 3: C. Picerne, J. Real, C. Reid, S. Ansuini, P. Caswell, D. Carl- Row 2: E. Sherrow, S. Cronhimer, J. Smith, N. Norberg, G. Martin, son, D. Frechette, C. Reyfus, G. Norton, B. Gadrow. Sigma Kappa If the walls in our little brown house could only talk they would remind us of the wonderful times we have shared together; but what Sigma could never forget: . . . popcorn in the kitchen . . . jokes, too; . . . Homecoming and the crepe paper and staples . . . tons of them; . . . freezing on our prize-winning float; . . " Sit” day; . . finding cornstalks on our doorstep before the Barn Dance; the pipes bursting five minutes after the Formal Party; . . the skunk on our doorstep with a letter of introduction; our unique and wonderful Christmas tree; above all, our Mrs. Northup . . . mother, scholar, and friend. Row 1: J. Peckham, M. Pierce, A. Berubo, M. Johnson, M. Smith, L. Farnum, S. Smith, D. Huntington, J. Saviano, M. Goashgarian, C. Savarese, G. Whitman, B. Bowers. Row 2: R. Mills, P. Gehring, B. Champlin, K. Maginnis, C. Helie, Treas., R. Damato, Vice-Pres., Mrs. Quick, House Mother, M. Mack- intosh, Pres., L. Mosher, P. Cunningham, Sec., S. McCarville, N. Rigby. Row 3: C. McCann, M. Lewis, L. L’Heureux, J. Bailey, L. Lamborg- hini, A. St. Germain, A. Milligan, L. Dearden, S. Petty, C. Chapman, J. Parrot, P. Arwell, P. Seibert, A. Wenderoth, J. Tate, G. Collins, A. Creamer, R. Allegretto, S. Ernstin, J. Gold, E. Edelstein. Row 4 : D. Wujcik, E. Losiewicz, M. D ' Agositino, M. Johnson, E. Anderson, D. Desmarais, S. Biderman, S. Place, A. Dilorio, A. LeVas- seur, D. Boucher, B. Barsamian, L. Rossi, C. Boott, J. Loxsom, M. Lawton, C. Saumur, V. Carnevale, M. Cragan, C. Essex. East Hall September, and East Hall welcomed us to the glorious Uni- versity of Rhode Island campus. Our two rather unladylike predecessors; hurricanes Carol and Edna, had slightly upset the beauty of the campus, but nevertheless, our early days of the school year were off to a successful start — both socially and scholastically. We all had an opportunity to plan a surprise party [pr the upperclass members of our house. This unexpected party cer- tainly caught our friends off their guard! In the campus SQcial whirl East Hall again made its debut; our candidate for the queen of the Aggie Bawl brought home the beautiful loving-cup. To East Hall our fondest thanks for a year of happy friend- ships and successful intellectual endeavors. Row L: E. Sargent, D. Armstrong, R. Labush, B. Baxter, C. Cha ves, F. Townsend, E. Smith, J. Ormiston, V. Naccarato, C. Kingsbury, E. Lessard, M. Farrell, M. Maxey, R. Rainone. Row 2 : M. Orovan, J. Trainor, C. Meier, G. Armstrong, M. Under- wood, Treas., K. Crouchley, Pres., C. Targum, R. Hausler, C. Cody, A. Yeargain, E. Reardon, D. Jensen. Row 3: M. Berry, J. Marcille, J. Hopkins, S. Salzman, B. Gill, J. Flynn, M. Brady, E. Godek, M. McFadden, R. Jursa, C. Anderson, J. Davies, R. Silver, L. Ray, A. Bennett, N. Potter, N. Quinn. Row 4 : S. Karpel, M. DiMase, M. Siiro, P. Fleming, M. Mainland, C. Viens, P. Hoyle, M. Kirkland, M. Sau, E. Miner, G. Gray, J. Lewis, N. Vitullo, C. Schnitzer, B. Friedricks, R. Kananack, J. Brown, E. Caro- Eleanor Roosevelt Hall Every year Eleanor Roosevelt Hall has a full and enjoyable social calendar. The basis of this is, of course, its residents who make up a fine versatile group of girls. The biggest thrill of the first semester was the winning of the basketball trophy, which brought with it much honor and pride. The girls gave their annual Christmas party for the orphans which made many children happy and gave Eleanor Roosevelt girls a feeling of satisfaction. The Home- coming float added much color to the biggest week- end of the year. With all this well-founded organiza- tion we can easily see even better and more wonderful years for Eleanor Roosevelt Hall. Polygon Row 1 : E. Kerins, H. Henn, Vice-Pres., R. McDonald, Pres., G. Morrison, Sec., A. Kohnle. Row 2: R. Corbett, D. Michie, R. Rochefort, N. Collins, T. Brady, R. Anderson. Row 3: R. Kehew, R. Errico, D. Decof, J. Schnitzer, S. Matheson, J. Paoletta. The governing body of fraternities was founded in 1911. The purpose of Polygon is to promote a friendly spirit among the fraternities, to formulate and oversee rushing rules and resolutions relating to fraternities, to regulate interfraternity activities, and to promote the welfare and interest of the fraternities associated in this organization. All fraternities on the U. R. I. campus are represented in Polygon, and each house has one vote. 108 Row 1 : D. Yarlas, S. Wexler, L. Gluckman, J. Burzon. Row 2: E. Karp, H. Goldstein, M. Greenberger, L. Sugarman, Treas., J. Schnitzer, Pres,, R. Strauss, Vice-Pres., M. Dressier, Sec., S. Torman, M. Lechtman, M. Mazer. Row 3: R. Bloom, L. Metz, L. Secular, S. Friend, M. Rosenthal, E. Lieblich, M. Wolfe, T. Blume, F. Goldman, M. Kortick, G. Sands, H. Wasserman, J. Burzon. Row 4: A. Bekelman, N. Oshrin, S. Cohen, B. Rosen, K. Kamoroft, S. Kaplan, E. Brown, ' C. Finklestein, A. Strauss, R. Yosinoff, H. Wohl, D. Makiri. J. Rosen, H. Brenner. Alpha Epsilon Pi Big year for RHO . . . renovated living quarters . . . new furniture . . . Kelly gone . . . athletic teams do well . . . float wins Homecoming trophy . . . new Union opens across the street; House empties out . . . " Ivy” wardrobes in every closet . . . Bose celebrates Twentieth Anniversary . . . Regional Con- clave held at RHO . . . preparations for war begin; trench dug to protect House, Radar screen added to roof . . . Good luck to Seniors! Come back and see us sometime. The House will always be yours! 109 Row 1 : P. Abbruzzi, N. Kennedy, R. DiCenso, M. Russo, Sec., F. Di- Piro, Pres., J. Paoletta, Vice-Pres., N. Triana, Treas., P. DeMasi, E. Maiello. Row 2 : D. Cavanaugh, J. Mazza, L. Meschino, L. Teutonico, R. Grann, E. DiSimone, L. Lanzi, J. Desisto, J Morra, V. Como. A. Rufo. Row 3: R. DeSimone, S. Scott, E. Calandra, A. DiNapoli, L. Pisani, A. DeTora, R. Sammartino, A. Cappalli, A. Valente, C. Sciarretta, O. Guida, D. Costantino, R. Novelli. Beta Psi Alpha Beta Psi Alpha was established in 1932, and 8 years later, through the efforts of the Brotherhood, a fine chapter house was built. The house accommodates 42 students very comfortably, and also pro- vides for its commuters. In a relatively short period of time, Beta Psi Alpha has grown into a brotherhood that exceeds well over 400 members. Although Beta Psi Alpha is one of the youngest fraternities on campus, its members have certainly won a great deal of recognition by their scholastic, athletic, and social achievements. no Row 1: C. Sirr, H. Haroman, R. Boyle, Vice-Pres., Mrs. Jackson, H. McWay, C. Hunt, J. Wilmot, B. Read, L. Comstock, R. O’Brien. House Mother, R. Stairs, Pres., W. Tweedell, Sec., G. Edwards, J. Row 3: L. Masotti, A. Germain, D. Wolstenholme, W. Kenney, F. Long. Johnson, E. Mitson, R. Rail, E. Canavan, R. Peltier, D. Bache. Row 2: J. Burgess, J. Habershaw, R. Spratley, D. Despres, J. Hayes, Lambda Chi Alpha Ma Jackson’s boarding house still standing, rattle the cages and see what comes out. Down and dirty — cost you twenty to see me. Do a trick Brindle — nice boy; now — give back the digits. Oh, no! Not two boiled eggs for supper! Man, that Prexy’s another Hitler when he’s mad. Oh — Is that a fact — Yeah — ? Tooth paste and shaving cream still at parity. Major catastrophe — 3 juice bars closed for renovation at the same time! Return of some vets, exits of some sophomores. Is everybody in this zoo getting married? Sun, sand, surf and sackrats. Famous last words: Boy! Will I be glad to get out of school. Who, me? Don ' t be foolish, they cut the draft down to nothing. Row 1 : R. Gustafson, E. Surelli, M. Hattub, T. Hatch, N. Craddock, J. Hertel, T. Kerkoff, B. Loring, E. Baird. Row 2: F. Stein, W. Considine, J. Hurd, Sec., J. Taylor, Treas., Mrs. Underwood, House Mother, E. Andersen, Pres., B. Boss, Corr. Sec., R. Magnuson, F. Lingaitis, C. Sheeh an, R. Ratta. Row 3: W. Camper, R. Taylor, R. Easterbrooks, P. Boiani, J. Regan, D. Dunn, K. Delner, J. Migneault, R. Pickthall, R. Kimball, E. Sewall, N. Collins, A. Beck, P. Gladue, J. Shepley. Row 4 : H. Swarm, L. Walde, W. Trimble, R. Norberg, -R. Herman, J. McCusker, L. Howard, D. Flanagan, J. Diller, L. Guisti, J. Mc- Laughlin, R. Hammarlund, J. Sloan, J. Sullivan, P. Butler, W. Butler, R. Brayton, E. Bowen. Phi Gamma Delta Looking back over the past year there are many memories for the men at Fijiland. The opening of the New Student Union put a serious handicap on the house lovers. For the first time in many years the house did not smell like the Rhody cow barn, reason — no aggies. Fraternity pins were as scarce as ever and several more became members of the ball and chain gang. The past has been a pleasant one and let us all hope there is more of the same for all in the future. 112 Row 1 : W. Mulhall, A. Rogers, D. Todd, F. Varieur, N. Soderberg, W. Munk, R. Buser. Row 2: L. Mitchell, J. Bernat, G. Helsens, Corr. Sec., Mrs. Niven, House Mother, A. Lapati, Pres., R. Higgins, Treas., L. Turgeon, Rec. Sec., R. Fowler. Row 3: W. Cornish, J. Urbanisk, V. Tuxbury, B. Higgins, C. Em- merich, F. Brown, W. Allison, L. Girouard, R. Hull. Row 4: F Tauriello, R. Berryman, F. McLaughlin, O. Oliver, F. Mul- cahey, J. Gabrey, D. Thompson, C. Morris, R. Adams, C. Courchaine, R. Ruizzo, A. Hellwig. Phi Kappa Theta This past year, Phi Kappa Theta has made its mark in intramural ath- letics by creditable performances in basketball and football and the winning of the Softball trophy for the 1954 season. Homecoming, the Hayride in the rain, the pledges who got lost, bull sessions, and the meetings will be the cherished memories of our graduating seniors. Behind him, each senior leaves a part of himself. Through Brother- hood he has strengthened his Fraternity. Through the Fraternity he has strengthened HIMSELF. In 1947 at Rhode Island State College, several intimate friends decided to form a club for the purpose of placing their " friendship on a firmer and more lasting basis.” The Acquinas Club formed by these men became the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity on June 6, 1949- In the six years since the birth of Phi Kappa Theta, we have seen our College grow into a University. Our Fraternity has steadily progressed toward becoming a strong and lasting organization. y 1 , iv Row 1 : J. Abizaid, A. Smith, J. O ' Donnell, E. Sangster, D. Hall, R. Harrison, R. Anderson, F. Haynes, R. McDermott. Row 2: A. Clegg, J. Helmus, G. Morrison, R. Nordberg, Treas., A. Owens, Fac. Adv., J. Hcreld, Pres., J. Marble, Vice-Pres., A. Saunders, Sec., A. Helmus, M. Christopher. Row 3: R. Cunningham, F. Gauch, D. Riley, G. Smith, B. Herald, F. Lee, J. North, C. Johnson, B. Fiddes, G. McKechnie, K. Wheeler, R. Guilbault, J. Wojcik, R. Devereaux. Row 4 F. Tedesco, R. Sangster, R. Fuller, R. Mosher, J. Bruno, F. Jenison, E. Tetley. J. Evans, R. McNally, T. Nacu, D. Daubney, R. Van Brocklyn, R. Downs, R. Carlson. J. Crankshaw. Phi Mu Delta Phi Mu Delta was founded in 1918 by the universities of New Hamp- shire, Vermont, and Connecticut. The Rhode Island chapter was originally a local fraternity founded by eleven students who petitioned the college admin- istration in 1924 and received a charter for Delta Sigma Epsilon. Shortly after, what is now the Village Church House became the first chapter house. In 1929 the local was absorbed by the National Phi Mu Delta and chartered as Nu Eta Chapter. The recent building was occupied in 1932. 114 Row 1 : A. Hutnek, T. Croasdale, J. Short, R. Rochefort, Sec., R. Follett, Pres., Dr. Bell, Fac. Adv., P. Cofoni, Vice-Pres., J. Monti., Treas., R. Greene, R. Blackwell. Row 2: T. Matheson, P. Kinnecom, L. LeDoux, E. Hanson, W. Hoff- man, R. Craig, C. Schriver, A. Wright, R. Beaudoin, H. Sheldrick, G. Cloutier, W. Stephenson, B. iViituleck. Row 3: J- Walsh, A. Hunter, J. Ducharme, D. Follett, H. Hadtield, E. Machado, T. Tisdel, J. Russo, B. Gardiner, C. Dowling, J. Lace, F. Pierce, B. Snow, J. Barnes. Phi Sigma Kappa 1954-55 will leave many memories for us at Phi Sig — a lively, hard- working pledge class, who brought home the Alumni Cup for the Home- coming display — the dedication of a punch bowl to the New Student Union in memory of those of Phi Sigma Kappa who gave their lives in World War II — coffee hours — pledge formal — Christmas party for underprivileged children — costume dance — the beach party — and of course, all the fond greetings of brothers, and the bull sessions. To the graduates, the best of luck and success, and to the remaining brothers — keep up the good work. 115 Row 1 : E. Lindquist, N. Sefton, D. Norton, Treas., K. Apkarian, Pres., E. Aharonian, Vice-Pres., E. Cotnou, Sec., D. Hopper, D. Doupan. Row 2: G. Sahagian, D. Pala.ui, J. Cavanajth, K. Schul, R. Redding, G. Annon, D. Sabanty, R. Lusi, D. Prescott, J. Holmes, L. West, J. Cimerol. Row 3: R. Marozzi, G. McGair, R. Kolaczkowsi, R. Errico, S. Pal- mieri, P. Caleshu, J. Murray, J. Magliocco, E. Prout, M. Asadorian, E. Martel, J. Enos, A. Maiorisi, W. Blanchard. Rho Iota Kappa The past few years have been great ones for Rhody’s first fraternity. They have marked the burning of the house’s mortgage, the completion of a program of renovation, the repetition of intramural cross-country, football, and basketball successes, the retiring of the intramural debating cup, the out- standing performances of PIK varsity athletes, such as Marozzi, Von Weyhe, Apkarian, Schult, and Foster, the realization of truly great Nut House Bawls, and finally the publication of a new house magazine, THE PIK DIAMOND. Most important, however, is the fact that Rho Iota Kappa has continued to maintain and nurture the indestructable principle of fraternity that has typified her spirit since her founding almost a half century ago. 116 Row 1: J. Leach, J. Serra, Sec., C. Rolierti, R. Beckett, R. Michie, Vice-Pres., W. Scott, Pres., R. Horton, D. McGinniss, R. Taylor, B. Hartford. Row 2: N. Swindell, J. Pizzo, J. Morse, W. Thornton, O. Scott, L. Fracassa, A. Horton, R. Scorpio, R. Webber, W. Gauntlett, J. Arnold, D. Walsh, W. Earl. Row 3: D. Costello, L. Moniz, D. Watts, T. Ciccone, D. Hawarth, H. Cameron, J. Tyrell, R. Kehew, C. Irwin, C. Smith, P. Dally, G. Carl- son. P. Sullivan. Sigma Alpha Epsilon The years seem to pass with amazing celerity and find many of us pre- paring to take our final leave from S. A. E. It is impossible to recall all the good times we have had, and equally difficult to forget the friendships we have made. Who can remember everything about the Metacomet or the " Shuffle?” and how about Homecoming weekend? These are some of the things we will never fully recall yet we will think of them often. Although many will never actually live here again, we can always return and be welcome, because that’s the way it is with Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 117 JL _ ff ' jr (M JnJ| 13 Row 1 : P. McGinley, B. Wilson, D. Hynek, Treas., R. Dyer, Pres., Mrs. Little, House Mother, Mike, D. Gagnon, Vice-Pres., L. Kutcher, H. Wright. Row 2: A. Laraon, D. Chaplin, J. Csizmesia, P. St. George, T. Girr, M. Lambert, B. Cooper, G. Mathewson, E. Mitchell, C. McKnight, W. Boudrian, W. Michaud. Row 3: E. Hennigan, R. Corey, P. Hicks, J. Brassil, A. Alvarez, R. Briden, R. Avila, S. Ferrara, T. McConnell, R. Lombardi, R. Tougas, E. Armstrong, V. Capaldi. Sigma Chi We, the brothers of Sigma Chi, will remember this year as one filled with happy events and experiences that have further enriched our lives scholastically, fraternally, and socially. As the year comes to a close, we wish the graduating class much happi- ness and success after a hard fought four years. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Sigma Chi and it is our wish that this chapter will someday reach the centennial year and still be a part of the University of Rhode Island, which according to the ideals of the fraternity is our first loyalty. 118 Row 1 : W. Toohey, R. Grinnell, R. Weekes, Sec., J. Coleman, Pres., Snibby, R. Friedemann, Vice-Pres., R. Kane, Treas., A. Kohnle. Row 2: C. Wiesner, D. Richardson, D. Wilkey, F. Palmer, R. Oliver, T. Hull, P. Crepeau, 1. McKechnie. Row 3: L. Brown, D. Lamoreux, G. McCarthy, E. Marrah, G. Conti, R. Newlander, M. Spain. Sigma Nu that Sigma Nu has enjoyed throughout its first year at Rhody. Studies, of course, were also a pleasure — when completed! Such vivid members of fra- ternity life and friendship will always remain with us as we look to the future containing our successes and our failures. Take the Inter-fraternity sing, intramural football, ba sketball, and base- ball, dances, the White Rose Formal, meetings, bull sessions, and good fra- ternity spirit, put them all in the last nine months, and you have the pleasures 119 Row I : S. Clow, A. Ewart, C. Hughes, J. Taworski. Harley, A. Dacosta, S. Umsced, V. Allienello, D. Traficante. Row 2: R. McDonald, R. Hylander, R. Languedoc, Sec., R. Wrigley, Row -i: W. Paul, D. Dunning, M. Perry, C. Bellandese, A. Perry, K. Pres., T. Nelson, Vice-Pres., T. McCann., Treas., J. Gledhill, R. Reidy. Morrill, J. Callahan, W. Polis. Row 3: G. Dorr, G. Dupont, J. Mullaney, J. Traeanor, L. Shaw, K. Sigma Pi O. B. down, swing low, and did you do the thermo? Second place in the Interfraternity sing, hour exams, pinnings, and the Sweetheart song. All won- derful times at Sigma Pi. Ski jaunts to the Laurentians in Quebec, short trips to New York, and our pledges on their walk. Grind, worry, and plan, all for a mellowed pleasant memory. Parties, bull sessions, and friendships forming a happy recollection of fraternity life here at Sigma Pi. Row 1: R. Gourley, A. Blitzer, S. Chorney, C. Guber, D. Decof, R. blat, C. Hirsch, J. Fay, H. Chason, S. Smith, G. Reese, J. Macksoud, Schack, B. Strauss, B. Beer. Row 3: J. Warshaw, D. Lendrum, C. Gibbons, A. Aiken, M. Hodosh, Row 2: B. Long, P. Andriesse, A. Reffkin, A. Schneider, W. Gersten- G. Steinberg, E. Germani, R. Cahill, M. Winkleman, H. Heinstein. Tau Epsilon Phi Tau Epsilon Phi started the year with the greatest and largest pledge class in history. A1 Germani, Bruce Lang, and Bruno Beer were just three of this great pledge class. After two days of getting paint all over our clothes and not on the walls we settled down to the serious business of wine, women, and song. We also did a little studying to break the monotony. The year was loaded with color including a certain Blue Tip. We will miss our departing seniors. They are Muscles, " Basil,” " Count Profanity,” " Ibn,” " Chippe,” " Wee Willie, " Willie Loblatt,” " Nervoue,” and " Bernie.” We wish them all luck and we look forward to an even greater success next year. Row 1 : R. Corbett, S. Dexter, R. Cruff, Lager, D. Mahoney, W. Cushing. Row 2: K. Seal, R. Conde, Treas., D. Morris, Sec., R. Conde, Vice- Pres., Mrs. Stockbridge, House Mother, J. Bailey, Pres., H. Henn, R. Dumais, |. Wells, R. Keating. Row 3 H. Hammond, A. Arnold, R. Ekeblad, G. Lamb, G. Lanois, R. Horton, R. Morris, R. Potter, R. Gifford, W. Dumais, B. Fagan, B. Gates, K. Smith. Row 4 : J. Trumble, R. Sands, R. Leuba, R. Rowan, D. Gulvin, J. Kaczynski, J. Dawson, P. Kohlsaat, W. Arnold, E. Davison, A. Chro- stek, W. Richmond, J. Griffin, A. Reed. Theta Chi We’ve had some good times this year. For example, the social season with such stalwarts as the Beaux Arts Ball, Paddy Murphy’s Wake and the Formals were supplemented by social hours, faculty guests for dinner, Vic dances and, of course, the spontaneous Saturday night parties. It got so bad even Too ly had a date. In the house there were the friendships, laughs, those insidious bull ses- sions and other items too humorous to mention. Then, there ' s the I. A. C. cup to prove it wasn’t all folly. Yes, it was a good year, but it’s the future that Gounts! Row 1 : G. DeRita, W. Hirsch, H. Papa, H. Fracassa, Sidney, D. Hielme, H. Broren, M. Gauthiar. Row 2: J. Gerlach, G. Gauch, A. Moia, W. Finlay, Sec., R. Carulo, Vice-Pres., W. Tedeschi, Pres., R. Saglio, Treas., R. Searles, E. Kerins, H. Keefe. Row 3 : D. Hesketh, F. Cambio, J. Madison, G Coristine, R. Capaldi, P. Benoit, J. O ' Leary, W. Osborne, G. Turano, J. Gauch, J. Gallucci, W. Ryding, R. Becker, K. Theroux. Row 4: G. Brown, G. Sundberg, W. Silvia, N. Turner, T. Rawlings, L. Fitzpatrick, K. Isherwood, C. Rumsey, G. Norton, T. McCool, P. Bolger, M. Musler, J. Kiernan, E. Pacheo, V. Varone. Tau Kappa Epsilon Yes, the memory lingers . . . the Underground, the Holiday and this is the year the Homecoming display almost blew out to 138. And this is the year ... the big year for the seniors. They’ll be around forever ... a part of them, anyway. Not one or two, but four years . . . three of them spent in the Big White House, and they’ll be remembered years. Parties, dances, football and basketball games, track and baseball . . . " down the line” and the beach . . . the beach. 123 Row 1 : J. Leonard, J. Bergeron, Pres., Mrs. Lincoln, House Mother, den, W. Harrison. O. Jackson, Soc. Ch., D. Duquette, Sec., A. Gilbert. Row 3: B. Buglio, R. Oliver, P. Boorujy, E. O ' Brien, F. Katzenstein. Row 2: S. Dexter, W. Pokar, P. Hanna, J. Mann, L. Schreter, J. Bar- Bressler Hall Association After several unsuccessful attempts, in previous years, a small group of the upperclassmen in Bressler Hall formed the Bressler Dormitory Association. The main purposes of our organization is to develop so- cial life in the dorm, to achieve a voice in campus activities, and to promote self-government within the dormitory. During the past year we have held many successful social events — a vie dance in the rec room, a re- ception for the alumni on homecoming, and a Christmas party. We feel that ours has been a very prosperous year and are looking forward to a much better and stronger organization in the coming years. 124 Row 1 : J. Foley, M. Manekofsky, Sec., D. Speliotis, Vice-Pres., Mrs. C. Niven, House Mother, M. Bliamptis, Pres., N. Torkomian, Soc. Ch., D. Cooke, Treas. Row 2: D. Cavanaugh, R. Holt, S. Hyman, D. Harris, D. McDowell, E. Bogaert, W. Koury, E. Beals, S. Umsted, R. Hahn, D. Peckham. Row W. Schnitzer, C. Jackson, R. Sheffler, S. Faber, A. Schwartz, C. Spiratos, A. Bekelman, M. Zicaler, W. Jestings, A. Dressier. Butterfield Hall With a lot of ambition the Butterfield Dormitory got started on its activities last May, and notwith- standing the difficulties, it has placed itself on the map. There was a picnic, a coffee hour, a Christmas Party, and other events which all of us enjoyed. The fireplace kept going all Winter and gave atmosphere to the lounge. A lot of struggling took place and it resulted in a stronger association. Our student sena- tors, floor representatives and officers tried hard to do their best. Today, Butterfield is a campus entity. " Education conies not from books alone. " ACTIVITIES Row 1 : N. Peterson, C. Chapman, A. Shaw, Treas., B. Lewis, Vice- Pres., Rev. Fetter, Fac. Adv„ D. Speliotis, Pres., M. Underwood, Sec., W. Polls, R. Hamblin. Row 2: T. Anderson, B. Schmidt, A. Armstrong, L. Borden, C. Anderson, J. Davies, R. Jursa, R. Hylander, C. Emmerich, R. Hig- gins, J. Glcdhill, R. Wrigley, D. Chaplin, A. Harley, P. Hanna. Row 3: J. Pfeiffer, P. Fleming, C. Meier, M. Kirkland, B. Loxley, N. Werner, M. Law, D. Gechvin, D. McDowell, D. Morris, W. Jestings, M. Bliamptis, F. Lornitzo, K. lsherwood. University of Rhode Island Christian Association The University of Rhode Island Christian Association is a fellowship of the Protestant students on campus which sponsors many activities for those interested. The " 9:30 Class " on Sunday morning and the Sunday evening group which meets at the Protestant Chaplin’s house for supper and informal discussions are two of the activities. Study groups on the Bible, Tuesday evening Chapel, and Thursday evening forum and discussions are also part of the campus program. Deputations and social action have become increasingly more active and important. To complete the list, there are summer service projects, program planning retreats and intercollegiate conferences. Row 1 : M. Mainland, B. Boorujy, M. Frasier, C. Borden, P. Lamb, C. Spliatos, S. Clow, A. Ewart, D. Hulme. Row 2: J. Nichols, D. Huntington. M. Suro, L. Gants, D. Walker, B. Barsamian, P. Moyle, J. Rawlings, J. Norman, P. Boorujy, G. Brown, N. Torkomian. Row 3: P. Moran, P. Barnes, E. Sargent, C. Coty, J. Conley, B. Bowers, M. Pierce, M. Smith, B. Baxter, A. Bennett, D. Jensen, C. Kingsbury, A. Fletcher, M. Caldwell. 128 Row 1 : H. Amoriggi, C. Sivak, J. Saviano, D. Armstrong, C. Charies, M. Benedict, J. O ' Brien, M. Ryder, B. Fredricks, J. Duffy, V. Allienello, R. Errico, J. Russo, E. Marrak, R. Weekes, J. Mc- Carthy. Row 2: A. Winfield, J. Conrick, R. Rainone, C. Viens, A. Year- gain, B. Vallier, J. Flynn, M. McFadden, P. Gladue, F. Hertel, D. Hynek, S. Hynek, P. Crepeau, D. Traficante. Row 3: E. McPeak, E. Lessard, M. Passannanti, A. Sinnott, M. Di- Mase, J. Capalbo, B. Horting, M. Mostecki, M. Hassen, C. Petrarca, M. Ryan, F. Palmer, W. Toohey, C. Coristine, J. Monti, D. Walsh, R. Lombardi, E. Hennigan, R. Cruff. Row 4 : R. Allegretto, N. Vitullo, N. Quinn, V. Naccarato, S. Mal- loy, M. Reilly, C. Saumur, M. Lawton, S. Smith, B. Petteruti, P. Cronin, R. Tougas, R. Vermette, T. McConnelle, D. Hesketh, R. Keating, G. Dorr, A . Perry, A. DaCosta, W. Gurzevitz, H. Trem- blay. The Newman Club, named for the great John Cardinal Newman, was formed at Pennsylvania University in 1893. There are now over five hundred clubs in American universities and colleges. It is the official Catholic organization on campus, holding meetings twice a month. Its aim is the religious, intellectual, and social welfare of the Catholic students, who are given the opportunity of the daily privileges of their faith at the Chapel of Christ the King. Newman Club Row 1 : F. Ainley, D. Wujcik, L. L ' Heureux, S. Antonelli, K. Mc- Cann, R. Nordberg, R. Kehew, R. Ratta, R. Hammarlund, A. Alvarez. Row 2: N. O ' Connor, M. Berry, V. Sweeney, Rec. Sec., R. Sciotto, Corr. Sec., G. Donovan, Pres., Father J. F. Wiseman, Father J. Daly, K. Crouchley, Vice-Pres., R. McDonald, Treas., E. O ' Brien, L. Guisti, C. Mitchell. Row 3: E. Reardon, G. Tucker, J. McKenna, A. Wenderoth, P. Cunningham, M. Teed, M. Brady, F. Petrarca, J. Migneault, K. Dellner, W. O ' Connor, W. Scott, D. Tacelli, J. Bibbo, J. Trumble, K. Smith. Row 4: A. Creamer, B. Gilmartin, P. Walsh, A. Aissis, M. Lee, J. Marceille, P. Shunney, P. Hogan, S. Hyden, S. Foley, W. Dumais, S. Daczynski, E. Bogaert, R. Bedard, B. Schmitt, F. Lee, W. Mi- Row 1 : W. Schnitzer, J. Otis. Sec.. Rev. Sites, P. Coste, Vice-Pres., M. Kinne, Pres., A. Gavitt, Treas., V. Main., A. Parker. Row 2: J. Brown, J. Greenwood, A. Shepley, J. Evans, R. Heitmann, J. Conole, W. Gould, L. Walde, B. Snow, N. Bowden, C. Schnitzer, L. Norek. Row 3: M. Farrell, A. Eckart, D. Peckham, W. Hirsch, M. Bliamptis, R. Peabody, F. Dring, P. Atwill, S. Thorp, P. Lewis, D. Spaziano, E. Smith. Canterbury Club The University of Rhode Island Canterbury Club, is a ated with the National Canterbury Association and sponsi by the Episcopal Church. The Association’s motto, " Pro Christo Per Ecclesiam Ad Collegium " ' — " For Christ ' through Church and College,” serves to l»uid£ the ClfflPP iritual ant activities throughout the college year. Spiritual activiti s head the weekly calendar with the Club-sponsored Sunday IS orning Prayer and the Friday mori ' tions include, besides the bi-weekly suppers and Tuesday coffee hours. Membership and participation a students and is not limited to mei 130 Row 1: R. Labush, R. Mills, S. Karpel, A. Gursky, H. Fine, J. Warshaw, M. Ryder, C. Rw T’m! Landesberg, A. Blitzer, S. Heller, B. Broomfield, Sec., N. Oshrin, Pres., B. Lang, Treas., S. Brooker, A. Reffkin, G. Steinberg, S. Bahn, N. Potter. Row 3: D. Makiri, M. Greenberger, B. Strauss, J. Rosen, R. Greenstein, R. Yosinoff, M. Wolfe, A. Dressier, L. Fernbach, S. Woolf, D. Altman, S. Faber, R. Borish, S. Curhan, H. Feinberg. Row 4 : H. Chason, L. Sugarman, M. Manekofsky, S. Andelman, H. Heinstein, F. Katzenstein, R Weintroo. M. Ziegler, F. Bernstein, R. Silver, R. Sheffler, J. Schnitzer, M. Dressier. Hillel is an organization established for the purpose of providing students of the Jewish faith with religious, cultural, and social activities. On our campus, Hillel’s activities are numerous and varied. The best known of Hillel™ affairs are its Sunday " Brunches” and the annual " Model Seder” commemorating the Jewish Holiday of Passover. Through its many activities, which are open to all, Hillel hopes to better acquaint the members qf the campus with the Jewish faith, in an effort to strengthen better understanding among religious faiths. Hillel Row 1 : R. Peabody, J. Wells, R. Morris, Pres., R. Bedard, D. Speliotis. Row 2: J. Boumenor, B. Broomfield, N. Oshrin, M. Rosenthal, P. Atwill, V. Main, M. Ryan. Interfaith Council The Interfaith Organization is composed of all the mem- bers of the religious groirag on campus. Its purpose is to pro- mote better understanding among, and further the | interest of the member organizations. The Interfaith Council, pictured above, is i e up of three representatives from each of the religious )S. They formulate ideas, briginatd faith Organ izai This year they havi and will leave a defim e policies c ie Inter- :ributions 132 From far distant places the foreign students at the Uni- versity of Rhode Island are " practiriffgpthe methods of demo- cratic government in theifcclub. The members of the club hear discussions and talks on various countries and see pictures of them; they hear of strange customs and lis en to unfamiliar music. It is as interesting to Foreigners. A picnic culminates each year’s Americans as activities. The result is more friendship and less misunderstanding in the world. This club; is the place where East meets West and North meets South! in a friendly handshake. j| ; All Nations’ Club Row 1 : S. Chopi, India; N. Peterson, Vice-Pres., U. S. A.; D. Speliotis, Pres., Greece; E. Bliamptis, Treas., Greece; T. Kihara, Japan; H. Shoushanian, Jordan. Row 2: A. Wenderoth, U. S. A; Y. Yorio, Japan, E. Bogaert, Dominican Republic; T. Nacu, Romania; L. Byunghun, Korea; L. Yung Jai, Korea; S. Alhosseini, Iran. Row 3; R. Fre udigman, U. S. A.; G. L. Brown, U. S. A.; D. Spaziano, U. S. A.; B. Lewis, U. S. A.; J. Paoletta, U. S. A.; L. Sarkisian, U. S. A.; P. Boorujy, U. S. A. 133 The International Relations Club Row 1 : A. Rogers, Vice-Pres., R. Leuba, Pres., V. Main, Sec.-Treas., B. Read, H. Hammond. Row 2: R. Wilcox, J. Macksoud, N. Rohrman, S. Voelker, W. Rogers, D. Huntington. Row 3: S. Smith, D. Martin, B. Smith, M. Peirce. The International Relations Club holds inforrr cussion meetings throughout the year. Also, about once month a guest speaker addresses the Club on some ; world affairs. The IRC makes available several mags the Student Union to interested students. It sends intercollegiate conferences on global problems, is to bring the importance ' of world e the University community. The Socius in Sociology this subject. Stu of interest and Tuesday of each speakers. Club is ah organization of students interested the professional and occupational aspects of dy trips are 1 made to institutions and places its meetings, held on the second and fourth month, are addressed by a selected group of Socius Club Row 1 : P. Cronin, M. Benedict, Sec., C. Sivak, Pres., B. Broomfield, Vice-Pres., M. Ryder, Treas., J. Averbach. Row 2: S. Heller, R. Barish, H. Wysell, W. Polis, S. Silverman, L. L’Heureux, B. Sands. Row 3 : S. Flichtenfeld, B. Hotting, M. Suro, E. Berg, C. Meadow, R. DeWolf, A. Gursky, R. Allegretto. 135 Row 1 : L. Stanton, C. Cuppels, J. Bucci, Sec.-Treas., J. O ' Rourke, Pres., S. Brown, N. Cas- well. Row 2 : P. Moran, C. Grinnell, M. Reilly, F. Gilgun, E. Conn, M. Walker, C. Johnson. Viajeras Club The Viajeras versity. The center Hall. The commun activities; being clubs, and the always contribute ' V 1 iters of the uni- ■ of the club’s activities is found in Davis :ers make an effort to participate in campus -epresented in sports, the Beat Started years ago, the Aggie Club is comprised of agricul- tural students. Possibly the biggest annual dance held on campus, the Aggie Bawlf|i$ sponsore b thfe Club. Each year the Aggie Club awards keys to outstanding Senior agricultural students and a plaque to the outstanding Junior Aggie- Once during the year, the Cli picnic and a field day roi ub pul 3und o iblishes ithe Gleai jjout each An annual Aggie Club Row 1 : W. MacQuattie, C. Chapman, Treas., J. Welch, Vice-Pres., R. Boyle, Pres., M. Gor- don, aec., a. e avitt. Row 2: S. Alhosseini, R. Collins, J. Jelke, P. Coste, J. Layden, E. Bogaert, K. Cheetham, F. Domino, L. Comstock, B. W. Henderson, Fac. Ad. Row 3 : R. Roizzo, E. Sames, W. Munk, I. Schnooa, R. Hull, A. Dressier, P. Garner, F. Katz- enstein, A. Hunter, E. Feinman. 137 Row 1 : D. Spaziano, P. Lewis, J. Bliss, M. Maxey, M. Reilly, J. Strong. Row 2: B. Champlin, M. Teed, M. Dwyer, M. Sayles, Vice-Pres., J. Collins, Pres., A. Fletcher, Treas., C. Stauffer, P. Shunney, A. Savastino. Row 3: J. Brown, N. Vitullo, M. Johnson, C. Petrarca, M. Fraser, R. Gartland, L. Graichen, A. Seibert, M. Berry, B. Loxley, C. Helie, C. Borden, C. Townsend, N. Rigby. Row 4: J. Duffy, D. Walker, P. Walsh, E. Miner, D. Thomas, M. Farrell, J. Knox, B. Beebe, S. Adams, M. Ryan, M. Ward, C. Angell, B. James, J. Risk. Home Economics Club The Home Economics Club, affiliated with the National Home Economics Association, has been active at the University of Rhode Island since 192 J Membership is open to any woman student on campus. An opportunity for service to the college and commu- nity, information about the iamily and home, and personal development are offered to each member. Each year the club sponsors a get-acquainted picnic and a Silver Tea, which is for the benefit of foreign students, besides its regular meetings. 138 The Nutrix has been an active organization of the School of Nursing since 1950. Through this organization the students on campus and in the cligical area keep informed of the ac- tivities and developments of the School of Nursing and nursing profession, and have the opportunity of planning activities together. Apart from having representation on the R. I. Council of Nursing Students, a delegate is sent yearly to the National Student Nurse Association Convention. The students also sup- port the Isabel M. Stewart Scholarship Fund. Missing from the picture are the Juniors and Seniors who are at present in the clinical areas. Nutrix Row 1 : J. Nichols, P. Cunningham, N. Foster, M. Sykes, Fac. Adv., R. Check, Vice-Pres., P. Huettel, S. Kenyon, Sec., N. Reynolds, Treas., A. York. Row 2: E. Lessard, M. Walker, J. Loxsom, H. Feinberg, K. Gregory, L. Stanton, C. Filkins, M. Law, N. Caswell, M. Lawton, M. DiMase, R. Jursa, C. Anderson, S. Thorp. Row 3: F. Ainley, J. Ormiston, V. Naccarato, C. Carpenter, R. Carnevale, M. Mainland, S. Curhan, E. Gadrow, E. Conn, M. Johnson, B. Moran, P. Potter, J. Caswell. 139 Row 1 : R. Pailes, Treas., A. Hodges, Sec., E. Northup, Pres., F. Bernstein, Vice-Pres. Scroll ts purpose is to The Scroll is the campus literary S promote interest in all types of Literature, and to eg! original literary compositions. Its informal meetings include play readings, faculty gue«speakers, book reviews, movies, and other noted speakers in the field of literate The society was founded in the Spring of l938. Miss Nancy Potter is the preseni 140 Chess Club Row 1 : R. Freudigman, Treas., D. Speliotis, Vice-Pres., E. Bliamptis, Pres., J. Foley, Sec., L. Turgeon. Row 2 : D. Spaziano, Y. Yagi, E. Bogaert, C. Spiratos, P. Lewis. 141 Row 1 : J. Macksoud, Treas., N. Rohrman, Vice-Pres., V. Main, Pres., D. Huntington, Sec., J. Oostendorp, Fac. Adv. Row 2: D. Martin, A. Rogers, H. Hammond, B. Read, R. Leuba. Row 3: N. Torkomian, M. Peirce, S. Smith, R. Wilcox, D. Lakey. Wranglers Portia " Remember the issues” is a phrase the Rhode Island de- baters will long remember after they stop packing their bags to go to tournaments. Spending long hoflrS ' fn the library, ana- lyzing evidence, learning to think logically — these are things the debaters will never forget. This year the debaters went to New York University, University of Connecticut, Brown, and the University of Vir- ginia. In addition to the tournaments, there were bi-monthly radio shows, the College Congress, and the High School Con- gress to round out a busy year. 142 The main purpose of the Economics Club is to enlighten students on domestic and international affairs in the economic sphere and is composed of any member of the student body who wishes to join. However, it is also open to any member of the community who wishes to attend its meetings. It was or- ganized in February of 1954. In conjunction with the main purpose of this club is the purpose of hearing as many speak- ers on as many subjects in the economic world as possible, e.g. international trade and business cycles. Economics Club 143 Row 1 : R. Tougas, E. Kenyon, Major A. W. Childress, J. Lembo, Capt. G. Jones, R. Fowler, D. McDowell. Row 2: S. Woolf, S. Umsted, A. Alvarez, S. Cohen, A. Rivera, P. Fitzgerald, J. Foley, T. Hatch, A. Gilbert, A. Vilardofsky, H. Clark. Row 3: D. Traficante, H. Fine, B. Schmitt, J. Gabrey, F. Varieur, I. Staats, G. Carvalho, M. Payton, D. Harrington, D. Reeser. Pershing Rifles The Pershing Rifles is the " drill teajtn of the R. O. T. C. cadets. Under the leadership of James Lembo they practice I outside of regular drill hours to gain proficiency in drilpThey represent the University in intercollegiate ' xbmpetition as well as in Parades in Rhode Island communities on national and local holidays. The most noted performances |n campus, when the Pershing Rifles perform publicly, are in honor of the girl se- lected as honorary Colonel at the Military Ball and the girl selected Miss University of Rhode Island at Open House in the spring. 144 THE PURITAN is the annual organ of campus opinion and literary and artistic effort, both humorous and serious. Staff membership is open to anyone interested and willing to work, and contributions of sufficiently high ' caliber are accepted from both on-campus and extension students. This year for the first time, THE PURITAN gave up its intimate pocket- si 2 e format in favor cffi the larger t)” x 12 " , size preferred by " big-college” magazines. The staff members also offered a twenty-five dollar prize for the best short story submitted to them. Puritan Row 1 : L. Sarkisian, Editor; E. Northup, Art Editor; E. Bliampcis. Row 2 : W. Osborne, F. Dring, R. Avila, D. Walker, D. Speliotis. 145 Row 1 : B. Winkler, R. Gilmore, Sec.-Treas.; R. Etherington, Pres.; D. Hynek, Vice-Pres. Row 2: A. Cappon, J. Treanor, R. Hodges, G. McLaughlin, B. Arnold, D. Uphold. Radio Club The primary purpose of the Radio Club on the University of Rhode Island campus is to promote and disseminate infor- mation relative to amateur radio. In 1948, equipment for a 400 watt station, KIKMV, was constructed, making it possible to contact other amateurs throughput the United States and Canada. Membership in the Radio Club is open to anyone in- terested in amateur radio communication. 146 This year’s University Band set a new high for fineness of performance and appearance. We are all indeed grateful to the Patrons’ Association whose efforts made possible our new uniforms. A special word of thanks goes to Professor Mary C. Whitlock, College of HomeEconomicsjforher time and effort in assisting the Music Department in the design pf the new uniforms. Strengthened b y the increasing enrollment of music majors, the marching " blue and white| assumed a greater role in college activities. Under the leadership of Professor Frank Van Buren, the Band performed at all home football games and added new dolor to rallies. The annual Christmas and Spring concerts were greatly lenjoyed jjy 1 all. Each member of the organization deserves a hearty " thanks” for an admirable job. BAND OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer Social Chairman Band Manager Drum Major Laura Cook Madeleine Bousquet Alexander Gavitt Douglas Richardson William Croasdale Conrad McKnight University Band UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA The University Orchestra made up of stu- dents and augmented by faculty members and a few townspeople was increased this year to a total of thirty members. Instrumentation has been improved to the point where the standard symphonic literature can be included in its repertoire. The Orchestra rehearses once each week and has played one major program each semester. Soloists in the Spring concert were Madeleine Bousquet, pianist, and Carl Jack- son, violinist. Thomas Worthington is the manager, and Professor Arnold Clair of the Music Department, the director. UNIVERSITY CHORUS The major performances of the University Chorus for the past year included a Christmas Concert, the feature work " The Christ Child, by J. C. Bach. In the Spring semester a joint concert with Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts, will be held on campus. Music of J. C. Bach, Mozart, Wagner, along with " Showboat Med- lies” by Kern wil l be sung as major portions of the performance. CHORUS OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary -Treasurer Publicity Chairman Librarians Charles Morris Judith Bliss Ronald Bedard James North Patricia Lamb Corinne Rehfuss 148 Scenes from “DOWN IN THE VALLEY” by the University Theater and University Chorus Row 1 : N. Potter, H. Feinberg, M. Orovan, E. Caroline, R. Labush, M. Peirce. Row 2: A. Reffkin, R. Mills, Sec., L. Shaw, R. Hodges, J. Norman, Station Mgr.; P. Potter, J. McCusker, Treas.; D. McDowell, S. Dexter. Row 3: R. Higgins, R. Walsh, J. Treanor, N. Gilineau, P. Hanna, D. Richardson, D. Parker, D. Speliotis, A. Smith, D. Jackson. Row 4: A. Gilbert, B. Buglio, E. Armstrong, P. Mitson, P. Smith, S. Woolf, C. Morris, M. Bliamptis, F. Bernstein, D. Peckham, E. Heald, G. Martin, L. Schreter, D. Duquette. WRIU The campus Radio Station, WRIU, which was formed in 1939 adds to the University community the service of radio broadcasting from a student’s viewpoint. This organization, open to any interested regularly enrolled student of the Uni- versity of Rhode Island, has grown in size and popularity into one of the largest student organizations on campus numbering 125 active participants. Music, news, sports, and special pro- grams constitute WRIU airtime. WRIU has grown from a small group of radio enthusiasts, to South Hall where it be- came a member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, and then to new quarters in the Rhode Island Memorial Union, which is now housing the " Voice of U. R. I.” 150 151 Row 1 : B. Wilson, A. LaPrise, D. Walker, Sec.; W. Arnold, Pres.; A. Dressier, Vice-Pres.; B. Boss, Treas.; R. Halt, D. Chaplin. Row 2; P. Gladue, R. Carreiro, T. Turner, N. Turner, H. Papa, B. Winkler, N. King, L. Fitzpatrick, R. Kerr, D. Peckham, A. Pearson. Row 3; C Nelson, B. Loxley, N. Saunders, D. Jensen, C. Kingsbury, M. Lawton, S. Smith, B. Freidrichs, M. Peirce, E. McPeak, L. L ' Heur- eux, N. Werner, P. Lamb. Yacht Club The University of Rhode Island lished in 1935 for the purpose of dents interested in sailing, to impro 1 and experience, and to encourage ' and promote ; manship in racing competition. The club maintains a club house and boat s on Salt Pond in Wakefield,, for the use of its members. The club is an active member ' bf the New England Inter- collegiate Sailing Association and is responsibly for the Inter- collegiate Dinghy Te; 152 This year the Outing Club was fairly dominant for the first couple of months. We have planned a spectacular sec- ond semester. Hikes, rock climbs, picnics, bicycle trips and an Easter Vacation Ski trip up North will round out .the season. We are building from a very small nucleus but feel that with our International Outing Club Association and contacts with other schools ' Outing Clubs, we shall mold into a fine organization. P Outing Club Row 1: A. Alvarez, D. Makire, Pres.; M. McFadden, Vice-Pres.; J. Row 2: S. Woolf, R. Yosinoff, M. Rosenthal, M. Manekofsky, S. Flynn, Sec.; A. Dressier, Treas.; D. Peckham. Andelman. JKn- f o T Row 1 : S. Chorney, N. Sowder, Sec.; R. Pailes, Pres.; R. DiCenso, Vice-Pres.; C. I-erner, Treas.; D. Richardson. Row 2: R. Kananack, S. McCarville, T. Cappelli, J. Aver- bach, A. DeBerardis, H. Loysell, M. Lechtman, C. Smolen, S. Salzman. Row 3 : P. Potter, C. Targum, M. Underwood, E. D’ Andrea, R. Downs, R. McDermott, F. Bernstein, P. Caswell, B. Lewis, E. Caroline. The University ' :atre Phi Delta is an organization ship in Phi Delta is bs work done in the organjgatid Our Spring production Heiress,” " Gramacy Ghosi Under the able direction) grow and is looking for’ jsity Theatre; member- ition to the amount of son that included " The :hool Drama Workshop. Theatre has continued to mg seasons. 154 MU ' ' 3 P i sg i ]u JnW " The Seven Year Itch” " Mad Woman of Chalet” Lighting technicians at work 155 Touching up some scenery Row 1 : J. Turgeon, Adv. Mgr.; N. Oshrin, Managing Edi- tor; J. Marble, Bus. Mgr.; M. Christopher, Editor-in-Chief; F. Dring, R. Avila, Circ. Mgr.; D. Walker. Row 2: S. Wexler, A. Saunders, J. Evans, B. Vallier, R. Sciotto, Copy Editor; J. Norman, Sports Editor; P. Ogg, Features Editor; J. Rubery, B. Loxley, E. Hennigan, S. Smith, P. Hicks, Photo. Editor. EDITORIAL BOARD EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mike Christopher MANAGING EDITOR GR] Norm Oshrin CO-BUSINESS MANAGERS Dick Strauss, Jim Marble Photography Editor Copy Editor Art Editor Co-Feature Editors Advertising Editor Men ' s Residence Editor Women ' s Residence Editor Men ' s Sports Editor Women ' s Sports Editor Activities Editor Circulation Editor Divider Pages Pete Hicks Rosemarie Sciotto Ted Tedesco Patricia Ogg, Stuart Smith Joanne Turgeon Jack Evans Dawne Leseman James Norman Marie Passannanti Steve Wexler Bob Avila Lorraine MacLennan The Grist staff has attempted to distribun the space available in the 1955 Yearbook ir a manner that would make the best presenta tion and be the most satisfactory in the eye: of those concerned. I would like to congratulate the editors anc their staffs on the fine job they did in collect ing and preparing the immense amount o; photos, copy, and art work which was needec J. Evans and D. Leseman, Residence Editors P. Hicks, Photograph Editor; F. Dring B. Broomfield, M. Passannanti, Women ' s Sports Editor; J. Anderson F. Lee, E. Haynes, R. Harrison, A. Taber, R. Carlson, J. Turgeon, Advertising Manager. D. Leseman, E. Hennigan, D. Manganelli, D. Votolato, T. Tedesco, Art Editor. ST to make this yearbook possible. It seems like only yesterday that we all met in Davis Lounge and informally discussed plans for the book. I am sure that at the time, I was not alone in wondering whether or not the job would ever be done. But here it is; although it almost wasn’t — and we sincerely hope that you will , get as much enjoyment from reading the 1955 Grist as we got from putting it together. Mike Christopher. R. Christopher, Editor-in-Chief; N. Oshrin, Managing Editor; R. Strauss, Business Manager. J. Norman, Sports Editor; E. Hennigan, A. Smith. R. Sciotto, Copy Editor; S. Smith, Features Editor. R. Avila and Fran Dring, Circulation Editors. Row 1 : N. Bowden, News Editor; J. Shea, Features Editor; R. Cruff, Managing Editor; W. Tedeschi, Editor; F. Dring, Circulation Man- ager; J. Norman, Sports Editor. Row 2: W. Hirsch, B. Broomfield, M. Kirkland, C. Kingsbury, M. Goashgarian, M. Wilson, M. Matteson, K. Gregory, Photography; B. Loxiey, Exchange Editor; J. Boumenot, Women’s Sports Editor; E. Hennigan. Row 3: A. Gavitt, A. Smith, R. Nordberg, Business Manager; W. Cormier, Photography; R. Avila, Distribution; D. Walker, W. Os- borne. The Beacon The college weekly paper, the BEACON, was first printed in 1908, and was a small ten page booklet printed once a month. At present, the BEACON operates in a professional manner, published each Wednesday, with a twelve jto sixteen page issue and a circulation of over 2,400 including students, faculty, and alumni. Experience in all fields of writing: news, sports and fea- tures, are open to any interested student as well as opportuni- ties in makeup work and in the contaercial aspects of journal- ism such as advertising [and circulation. The election of op|§b is held in the early part of the to afford the incoming officers the benefits of pub- second graduating seniors’ experience. The BEACON is representative of student effo lishing editorials, information, articles, and ideas of si: college problems. 158 The Rhode Island Club is an honorary organization of varsity lettermen. The club enforces the rules regarding the wearing of the letter and aids in the promotion of athletics at the college. In addition to its athletic guidance program, the club takes part in many campus activities, the feature of which is the annual spring banquet. Also, there is the Rhode Island Club Alumni Carnival Dance, featured for each Homecoming Weekend. At the finish of each school year, honorary keys are pre- sented to the most outstanding members of the club. R. I. Club 160 Row 1 : R. Conde, R. Conde, Treas.; H. Tremblay, Pres.; J. Wojcik, E. DeSimone. Row 2: R. Cahill, D. Hopper, D. Walsh, J. Marble, C. Guber, F. Brown, S. Chorney. Row 3: D. Lendrum, R. Nordberg, M. Rosenthal, W. Scott, W. MacQuattie, C. Morris. Row 1 : J. Capalbo, J. Neal, J. Gencarelli, D. Thomas, Capt.; J. Carlesi, C. Reid, R. Check. Cheerleaders Rhody’s cheerleaders are an enthusiastic and vivacious group of students who promote good sportsmanship and add a spark to the football and basketbalLgames. They can always be seen leading the spirit at all the home games and as many of the " Away” as possible. Our squad this year . sparked the athletic events with or- iginality, pep, and color. With Doris Thomas as their Captain, they introduced new cheers and flashed Pom-Poms, never used before at Rhody. They also added a. touch of " Ivy” with their gray Bermuda shorts. 161 As a member of the New England Collegiate Rifle League, the varsity rifle team represents 1 a serious threat to member teams as they vie for league honors. This year’s team has benefited greatly from the experience of such sharpshoot- ers of past years, as Alan Wright and Art Schreiner, to say noth- ing of the outstanding performances by the Goldman twins, Art Tougas, Joel Rosen, Robert Heisienger. Old timers, with an eye to the future, are keeping close watch on some very promising Freshman material which should serve to bolster the Varsity Team when competition commences again this fall. Varsity Rifle Team Row 1: W. Arnold, A. LaPrise, B. Boss, Capt.; E. Miner, Row 2: R. Ratta, N. Collins, P. Gladue, W. Monsarrat, D. N. Turner. Walker. Intercollegiate Dinghy Team The 1954 season found Rhody consistently among the country’s top dinghy teams. Their most noted performance was finishing second out of a 13 team field in the Boston Dinghy Club Cup. Among the teams placing lower than the Rams, was MIT, which later became the 1954 National Champions. Led by their national ranking skippers, Brad Boss and Bruce Loring, the outlook for the 1955 Spring season is bright and includes an expected birth in the National Championships to be held at Boston, as well as an invitation to sail the 42 ' Annapolis yawls in the McMillan Cup Regatta at Annapolis, Maryland. 163 Row 1 : P. Fitzgerald, K. Seal, J. Leach, J. O ' Leary, F. Pazienza, W. Montanaro, R. Novelli, P. Dalpe, R. Gourley. Row 2: F, DiPiro, R. Cahill, R. Grann, C. Latos, H. Brenner, P. Abbruzzi, J. Connor, G. Boitano, R. Taylor, Coach John Chapman. Row 3: Head Coach, Harold Kopp, C. Gibbons, J. Hayes, C. Hunt, W. Sheedy, G. Gauch, E. DeSimone, G. Edwards, H. Bogosian, Coach Herbert Maack. Football The Record Universit O’Leary GdsEds Halfbacks Pat Abb Dick Ca Ed DiSii Charlie Ken Seal (So) Fullbacks Kazar Apkarian (J Harry Bogosian ( 5 Jack Leach (So) THEY DID Head Coach Backfield Coach Line Coach End and Freshman Coach Ends George Boitano (S) Jack Connor (S) Bob Taylor (S) Bill Sheedy (J) Pete Dalpe (So) Don Daubney (So) Dick Gourley (So) Tackles Dick Grann (S) Charlie Gibbons (J) Harry Mathews (J) Bob Cappalli (So) Bob Novelli (So) Guards Henry Brenner (S) Chris Latos (S) John Hayes (J) Paul Fitzgerald (So) Northeastern New Hampshire Brown Massachui 14 7 Hofstra 7 33 Springfiej 0 35 Connecticut Seasot) Records HOW THEY DID IT URI. Opp. Pjiayer Carries 424 360 DiSirfSbne Net Yards Rushing 1 823 — Average Gain per carry Montana « Net Yards Passing 487 740 Passes Attempted . .6$ 116 Apkarian Passes Completed 24 59 Cahill Passing Percentage 35% 43% ° s { Passes Intercepted By . 12 8 Punting Average (yards) 31.4 36.3 Team Totals 25 Opponents Totals 15 Hal Kopp John Chapman Herb Maack Jack Guy :d straight year 1 since his return from the serv- Kopp and his able staff of assistants guided the Lfiode Island football squad to a highly success- ion- Closing- the ' 54 record books with four straight vic- the Rhody Rams matched their seasonal record of last lark ' . Combined with the phenomenal 7-1 1952, it gives the Kingstonites a 19-5 overall record under Hal Kopp’s recent direction, firmly establishing Rhode Idas a small college power in die East. NORTHEASTERN AT KINGSTON A couple of inconsiderate and uninvited guests, Carol and % slowed pre-season training considerably. , " ith the traning thus set back several days, and being short-handed to start with, the Rams entered the opener against M «.v, eastern slight underdogs. On the second play of the i tackle Charlie Gibbons fractured an ankle and was taken not to see action agaih tintil five weeks later. Bob Novelli Chuck as? regular tackle and was a standout all season Led by Pat Abbruzzi, Frank DiPiro (each of whom scored touchdowns), Dick Cahill and Dick Grann, the Rams registered a 13-6 victory, the identical score by which they conquered the Huskies last year. Abbruzzi received his costly and much- publicized injury in the final period of this contest. AT MAINE With Gibbons and Abbruzzi out of action, the Black Bears ■ Maine were made slightfsiavorites, especially since they were Coming from behinddnjthe third period, Rhode Island reg- istered on two .scoring passes, one an 88-yard play from Bill tanaro to Dick Cahill and-the other a DiPiro to Montanaro fination which went for 66 yards. DiPiro added both extra f foa,fiakl,J. 4-7 mar gin. " THE OLD PROS " Row 1 : J. Connor, H. Brenner, C. Latos, R. Grann, G. Boitano. Row 2: R. Cahill, F. DiPiro, P. Abbruzzi. Missing from photo: R. Taylor, K. Apkarian. AT NEW HAMPSHIRE The courageous Men of Rhody finally ran into an outfit which wouldn ' t be denied. Still shorthanded, the Rams were pulverized by Billy Pappas and company, 33-7. The lone R. I. score came on a three-yard punch by sophomore Montanaro. This was the game which eventually decided the Yankee Conference championship. The Wildcats and the Rams finished 1-2. AT BROWN Fed people gave Rhody a chance in this contest. Pat Ab- bruzzi managed to get into the game, but he aggravated his ankle and was put out of action again. Cahill and Ed DiSimone also received injuries. The great Brown team, itself injury-rid- dled, plastered Rhode Island with its only shutout of the sea- son, 35-0, before 15,000 fans at Brown Stadium. This was the game in which Les Peavy, Bruin guard, crashed head-on into DiSimone and received a brain concussion. MASSACHUSETTS AT KINGSTON The Redmen come to town with a 3-0 record. They were overrated, but heavily fa- vored; the Rams were mad. All of the Kingstonites played well that drizzly after- noon and UMass took a 52-6 beating from an undisputably better team. Ed DiSimone turned in a spectacular five TD-performance. Four of his scores were on short bucks and one a pass from Mon- tanaro. Sophomore Johnny Leach, starting his first game at URI, announced himself as future potential when he legged it 48 yards for a score. Montanaro and a third sophomore, Ken Seal, scored the other touchdowns. Hail! Hail! The gang ' s all here . . . 165 Excuse My Back! HOFSTRA AT KINGSTON Rhody almost matched its UMass performance with a 46-14 win over Hofstra. Ed DiSimone con- tinued his yeoman work with two touchdowns. Ka- zar Apkarian, returning to the football wars after a year ' s absence, also scored twice. Leach contributed one and even Chris Latos, Rhody ' s outstanding guard and game captain, scored after intercepting a Hofs- tra pass. The game marked a return to action of tackle Charlie Gibbons and back Pat Abbruzzi. The latter scored on a play which was probably the prettiest of Full House the season. The Rams lined up for a field goal. Dick Grann kicking and DiPiro holding. Dipiro took the pass from center and threw to Abbruzzi on the left as Grann blocked out the oppositions. Pat carried two men into the end zone with him. This play was repeated successfully against Connecticut, although Abbruzzi was stopped this time on the two-yard line. AT SPRINGFIELD Rhode Island threw a big goose-egg at the In- dians in a game which featured defense. Abbruzzi and DiSimone scored the two touchdowns in the 13-0 decision. Clear The Road! CONNECTICUT AT KINGSTON Rhody closed its season with another shutout, this one a 20-0 kick in UConn’s face. Pat Abbruzzi, playing his last collegiate football game, gained 221 yards alone and scored two touchdowns, one a 37-yard jaunt. DiSimone rang up the other tally. The Homecoming crowd of 6,200 saw the Rams defeat the Huskies for the third straight year. ODDS AND ENDS Pat Abbruzzi was named on the first All-Yankee Conference eleven for the fourth straight year. Tackle Dick Grann, guard Henry Brenner, and back Ed DiSimone were second-team selections. Guard Chris Latos received third-team honors . . . DiSimone was the team ' s leading scorer, ground gainer, and punter . . . Abbruzzi was selected as a player in the annual North-South game played Christmas night in Miami’s Orange Bowl Pat turned in the best run of the night, scampering 52 yards for a North touch- down. The Rebels rallied to win, 20-17 . . . Grann has signed to play with the profes- sional Baltimore Colts, while Abbruzzi goes to the Montreal Alouettes. Guard Duty row 1 : D. Stenhouse, A. Dagres, R. Marozzi, R. Serra, W. VonWeyhe, E. Anderson, R. Stairs, A. Hellwig. Basketball THE RECORD Rhode Island 77 Connecticut 116 Rhode Island 98 Northeastern 88 Rhode Island 85 St. Joseph ' s 82 Rhode Island 87 Colgate 86 Rhode Island 96 Boston College 63 Rhode Island 87 Colby 57 Rhode Island 75 Williams 107 Rhode Island 102 Massachusetts 88 Rhode Island 77 Vermont 80 Rhode Island 81 St. Joseph’s 86 Rhode Island 51 Brown 48 Rhode Island 92 Providence College 72 Rhode Island 108 Kentucky Wesleyan 100 Rhode Island 72 Connecticut 90 Rhode Island 68 Maryland 83 Rhode Island 105 New Hampshire 91 Rhode Island 85 Evansville 115 Rhode Island 101 Maine 92 Rhode Island 75 Brown 65 Rhode Island 73 Providence College 74 Rhode Island 89 Maine 63 Rhode Island 93 Springfield 81 Rhode Island 83 Connecticut 92 Rhode Island 106 Yale 98 Rhode Island 107 New Hampshire 75 Rhode Island 100 Rutgers 83 Rhode Island 64 Holy Cross 99 168 The Rams had a 17-10 slate; quite an improve- ment over last year ' s 8-14 mark! Credit is due head coach Jack Guy and his assist- ant, Herb Maack, for a job well done. The Rams won seven of their last ten games; hit the century mark five times; broke the Keaney Gym record against New Hampshire; broke four records against Massachusetts at Amherst; and compile an excel- lent won-lost percentage while playing a schedule which most observers think to be their toughest in recent years. Highlights of the season were: the appearance of the Rhody team in the All-American City Invitational Tournament at Owensboro, Kentucky, during the Christmas holidays; the return of Holy Cross to the list of opponents; and victories over St. Joseph’s and Colgate. The Rams started their season by playing an ex- hibition game with UConn to help the Huskies dedi- cate their new field house at Storrs. Connecticut had already played several exhibitions and their team was in mid-year form. Rhode Island absorbed its worst beating of the season in its opener, but showed considerable improvement in the two other UConn games. Rebounding Rhody upset St. Joseph’s in an ex- cellently played contest which opened Kingston ' s home season. In the Owensboro, Kentucky tournament, the Rams started off with a bang, breaking a record against Kentucky Wesleyan. Two games later, Evans- ville reset the record, using Rhody as victim. Two victories over Brown preceded the Holy Cross game in which All-American candidate, Tom Hein- sohn, led the Crusader team to a decisive win over Rhody. The Colgate game had as an exciting a climax as we have seen in Kingston in recent years. Behind, 65- 55 at the half, Rhode Island staged a near-miraculous rally to send the game into overtime, and subsequent- ly pulled it out by one point. Against UMass, the one-and-two team total rec- ords fell, as did the individual field goal mark. Billy VonWeyhe broke the mark by sinking fourteen two- pointers. Sophomore VonWeyhe and two other second-year men, Ron Marozzi and Angelo " Junior” Dagres, were standouts all season long. Co-captains Dave Sten- house and Art Hellwig, the only seniors on the squad, played their usual excellent brand of ball. Two jun- iors, Eric Anderson and Bob Stairs, contributed their height efficiently in the backboard wars. Stairs han- dled the all-important job of spark-plugging Rhody ’s second-half rallies. With all but two of this year’s lettermen return- ing, next season promises to be even better. At last, the Rams are ready to resume their status as one of the top small-college teams in the East! CO-CAPTAINS Stenhouse and Art Hellwig 170 Cross Country Record Rhode Island 20 Springfield ... 30 Rhode Island 20 Fordham 35 Rhode Island 30 Northeastern 27 Rhode Island 24 Providence College 31 Rhode Island 17 Brown 44 Rhode Island 28 Connecticut 28 The University of Rhode Island ' s Varsity Cross-Country team once again experi- enced a fine Fall season, under the expert tutelague of Coaches Fred D. Tootell and Malcolm M. Williams. The squad consisted of Henry Tremblay, Stu Smith, Ed LaPierre, Bill Turnbull, Bill Hammond, Ray McGuire, Glenn Smith, Bill MacQuattie, Harry Hampson and George Brown. Seniors included Tremblay, S. Smith, Hammond and Mc- Guire. The record stood at fi ve wins, one loss and one tie. The tie was the first in Coach Tootell’s experience of thirty years while here at the university. Rhody open their season by downing Springfield, 20-30. Tremblay and Hammond were two-three, while Hampson and Smith took the fifth and sixth spots. The second meet found the Ram harriers winning impressively, 20-35 over Ford- ham as MacQuattie, Hampson, S. Smith, Tremblay and Hammond finished 2-6 respec- tively. Rhody’s third encounter was a loss to Northeastern’s Huskies, 27-30, but the Rams did take the first position as Harry Hampson outlegged the crew. Following Hampson were S. Smith (3,) Tremblay ( 5 ), MacQuattie (9) and LaPierre (12). Providence College fell to the Rams under a 24-31 assault in Rhody’s fourth meet. Bill MacQuattie led the parade with a second position followed by Hank Tremblay, third, Harry Hampson, fifth, Bill Hammond, sixth, and S. Smith, eighth. The Bruins of Brown University underwent a very sound trouncing as the Ram har- riers " went to town, " 17-41. Hank Tremblay garnered a first position in this one with Hampson, second, MacQuattie, third, LaPierre, fifth and Hammond, sixth. Tremblay covered the Bruin course of 4.3 miles in 22:03. In the first tie in thirty years of cross-country varsity competition at the University of Rhode Island, the Connecticut Huskies deadlocked the Rams, 28-28. Although the team ran its fastest individual time of the season, not enough members finished high to score effectively. Harry Hampson was first for Rhody and third in the meet followed by MacQuattie, fourth, Tremblay, fifth, Hammond, seventh, and LaPierre, ninth. In the final dual meet of the year, Rhody downed New Hampshire 25V2-29V2 in a thriller. Harry Hampson and Hank Tremblay finished 3-4, while Bill MacQuattie tied for fifth spot, 5. 5-5.5, and S. Smith, seventh, and Ed LaPierre, eighth, finished up. The remaining meets of the season found the Rams third in the Yankee Confer- ence Championships with a 72 team total. In the NEICAAA, they were fourth in a field of fifteen schools, and the ICAAAA found them in seventeenth position of 24 participants. The Rams didn’t score in the NCAA. 171 Track and Field TRACK RECORD Rhode Island 971 2 Boston College 37 2 Rhode Island 83Vi Springfield 531 2 Rhode Island 95 Providence College 40 Rhode Island 90 Brown 45 In Varsity Track and Field, during the Spring of 1954, the Rhode Is- land Rams garnered a 4-0 slate. The track squad, again coached by Fred D. Tootell and Malcolm M. Williams, consisted of Indoor trackmen Joe Pizzo, Bill Morris, Don Walsh, Stu Smith, Kazar Apkarian, Francis Brown, Bob Horton, and Charley Guber. Outdoor trackmen found the above men minus Horton, plus Hank Tremblay, Steve Cook, Sherwood Friend, George Dodson, Joe Short, Stan Chorney, Vic Nerses, LeRoy Grinnell Bill Mac- Quattie, Charlie Gibbons, Bob Taylor, Bob Conde and Bob Sands. Also, Bob Avila, Ron Bedard, Joe Coleman, Bob Carulo, Joe Dawson Dick Fuller, Bill Hammond, Ray McGuire, Dave Makiri, Dick Oster Tony Rufo, Paul Sullivan, Vern Tuxbury, Hugh Wright and Don Yarlas. The first meet of the season saw the Rams take Boston College 97 y 2 - 371 2. Rhody captured first place in ten of the fifteen events and swept all placings in five contests. One of the most exciting events of the day was in the 880 when Stu Smith bested Bill MacQuattie by a very slim margin. Bob Sands was handed his only defeat of the season in the 100 yard dash in this meet. Springfield was the next team to fall, 83! 2-53l 2. Rhody, in meeting their toughest test, boasted ten firsts which provided the margin of victory. The surprise of the meet was Don Walsh’s win in the 440, where the Rams copped all three places. Another high point was Kazar Apkarian’s shot-put throw of 49 feet, 7 inches. Bill MacQuattie ' s photo-finish over Stu Smith in the half-mile made him a double winner of the day since he had earlier won the mile. This was Smith’s only defeat in the half-mile of the season. 172 After rain said good-by to the Connecticut meet, the Rams chased the Providence College Friars all over the field to the tune of 95-40. The Rams scored heavily in the weight events in this meet. Rhody took twelve first places and four complete events. Bill Morris took two spots for the meet’s only double winner in the broad jump and low hurdles. Morris made a jump of 22 feet, 10 inches in the broad jump for his finest effort in dual meet competition. Bob Taylor ' s record breaking hammer throw and Bob Sands ' ten second 100 yard dash were other highlights. Rhode Island ended its dual meet season with an impressive 90-45 victory over Brown. Bill Morris again was a double winner, taking the broad jump and low hurdles in fine form. Joe Pizzo was high point man for the Rams, scoring in the 440, javelin and 220. The half-mile provided the best race of the day as Stu Smith won by a few strides over the nearest Bruin. Bill MacQuattie and Bob Con- de finished three-four. MacQuattie earlier had won a thriller in the mile with a 4:30 clocking. The Yankee Conference Champion- ship meet found Coach Tootell’s forces winning an unprecedented sev- enth consecutive track title. Tootell has won every Yankee Conference track meet since the six state univer- sities became a playing conference back in 1948. Rhody’s all-time scor- ing mark is 474% 2 . In the NEICAAA competition, Rhody finished third of 23 entered schools. The records set by current track performers at Rhode Island include the following: 100 yard dash — Sands — 1954 — 9.9 (tied) 440 yard dash — Pizzo — 1954 — 4:23.4 220 yard dash — Guber — 1954 — 21.9 Shot-put — Apkarian — 1953 — 49 feet, 8 Vs inches. Javeline — Pizzo — 1954 — 179 feet, 8 inches. These records are all for Yankee Conference Championship meets. 173 Row 1 : Coach Paul Cieurzo, J. Marble, R. Scorpio, E. Cohan, B. Mendes, D. Foster, E. Golden, F. LaPiana. Golf The Universiry of Rhode Island Golf Team, coached by Paul F. Cieurzo, had a fine season on the links in Yankee Conference play and other matches. As their record indicates, the team had some tough, close defeats, but always played with determination and dexterity. Ben Mendes and Ed Golden were co- captains, while other squad members found Ed Cohan, Jim Marble, Dave Foster, Ralph Scorpio and Fred LaPiana competing throughout the Spring. Of these seven members, Golden, Mendes, Cohan and LaPiana were seniors. The season opened against Maine where the Ram " divot diggers " prevailed 1414-121 2 over the Black Bears. With the combinations of Mendes-Scorpio, Golden-Cohan, and Foster-Marble, the team won its first two. Af ter Maine came a 2314-314 trouncing to Bates and then losses to Colby, Maine, Brown and Connecticut. The NEI-YC play found Rhode Is- land with a combined total of 330 strokes and a 17th place rating of 21 participating teams. Ben Mendes had the top individual score for the Rams and was among the top 16 scorers of the tourney. The final match of the year came against Trinity when Rhody absorbed a 2014-614 loss. The overall record stood at 2 wins and 5 defeats. Tennis Rhode Island’s varsity tennis team, under coach John L. Chapman, turned in a good net season. Paced by lettermen Pete Vieria, Joe Diurni, Ken Aldrich, John Reardon, Jack Bailey and Art Helmus, the squad played a total of nine matches, five of which were Yankee Conference play. Vieria, Dunrni, Aldrich and Reardon were the senior team members with Duirni as Captain. Bailey was a junior while Helmus was a sopho- more. Sometimes playing in poor conditions, the team lost its first two matches to Maine by the combined totals of 5-4 and 6-3. The Rams’ only win of the season came when they blanked New Hampshire’s Wildcats, 9-0. The team then fell into a tailspin, los- ing its final six matches. However, conditions of playing areas due to the weather and many other factors did much to influence the outcome of the season. The overall slate stood at one win and eight losses. 174 Baseball BASEBALL RECORD Rhode Island 7 Rhode Island 0 Rhode Island 9 Rhode Island 2 Rhode Island 1 Rhode Island 1 Springfield Rhode Island 9 Maine Rhode Island 0 Rhode Island 0 Rhode Island 0 Rhode Island 5 Rhode Island 0 Rhode Island 0 Rhode Island 1 Rhode Island 11 Rhode Island 2 Rhode Island 1 Trinity Boston College Newport N. T. S. Brown Maine New Hampshire Brown Providence College Providence College Connecticut Massachusets Massachusetts Quonset Springfield Connecticut 2 Coach Bill Beck with a squad of seventeen players, thirteen of these lettermen, turned in a very fine year of the diamond sport with a record of 5-12. The over- all slate does not actually tell the true story at first glance. The actual results can be supplemented by a few statistics showing the hard luck in which this team was playing. During the season, the Rams lost a total of six one-run affairs while winning only two of this variety. They were whitewashed six times whereas the pitching staff blanked the opposition but twice. Extra-inning contests were in order, as the team played four of these, three of which they lost by a score of 1-0. The fourth was a four hour, 17 inning affair against Springfield which the Gym- nasts took 5-2. The team consisted of the starting nine composed of regulars, Jack Wojcik, Dick Cahill, Pete DiMasi, Dick Lendrum, Pat Abbruzzi, Gene Edwards, John Pagano, Ken Dellner, and a pitcher. Of these regu- lars, Captain John Pagano was the only senior on a squad of six juniors and ten sophomores. The re- maining lettermen who alternated quite regularly at their respective positions were Pete Barchi and Doug Hopper. The remainder of the squad found Bill Tweedell, Jim Norman, Bill Considine, and John " Whitey” O’Donnell. Of course, the pitching staff consisted of Dave Stenhouse, Carl Stahl, Dick Nord- berg and Tony Horton. Rhody’s first game saw Trinity fall under an eleven hit barrage, 7-2. Stenhouse and Nordberg combined on a five-hitter with ten walks and thir- teen strikeouts. Lendrum collected the first base-hit while Edwards had three and Wojcik two. 175 Boston College took the Rams into camp by shutting them out, 7-0 in the second encounter for Rhode Island. Rhody garnered only five singles through- out the afternoon while Stenhouse needed late inning aid from Stahl. The next seven games went into the lost column for the diamond sport. The baseballers, with a 9-8 win over Newport Naval Training Station in a practice encounter, won only this game in eight consecutive. Brown began the losing streak by a 3-2 count as Stenhouse again started and went the distance. The ninth inning saw Pete Barchi, in a clutch pinch role, spank a ringing two-run double to left, but the Rams couldn’t quite squeeze it out and lost by one marker. Dave allowed nine hits and four bases- on-balls while whiffing ten Bruins. Maine ' s Black Bears plus Old Man Weather chilled Rhody ’s winning as- pirations 3-1 in a rain-abbreviated five-innning at Meade Field in the fifth game. Carl Stahl went the shortened distance, allowing only three hits, but hav- ing poor support as evidenced by four errors afield, thus resulting in three un- earned runs. The Springfield Gymnasts won a 4-1 game over Rhody after the Maine setback which saw Dick Nordberg, Tony Horton and Stenhouse as the com- bined mound staff. Nordberg hurled the first four frames, allowing four safe- ties, while striking out one and passing four. Horton came on in the fifth and blanked Springfield for three frames with only two singles. Stenhouse mopped up by fanning two of the five batters he faced in the eighth. Ken Dellner’s line double, which scored John Pagano in the ninth, was the only Ram threat. In a hectic encounter which saw five pitchers, twenty-five hits, five errors, and nineten runs, Maine once again defeated Rhody; this time by the score of 10-9. The game featured just about every type of in- cident which could be c6nnected with base- ball what with rhubarbs, errors, spectac- ular defensive plays and timely hitting. The Rams ' defensive highlight came when left- fielder Gene Edwards made a circus catch of a towering fiy ball in the eighth, and offensively, Jack Wojcik turned in a fine afternoon with two singles and three runs batted across. Stahl started, followed by Nordberg and Horton, with Tony the even- tual loser. New Hampshire’s Wildcats set down the Blue and White in their eighth contest, 5-0 at New Hampshire. Stenhouse went seven frames with Nordberg finishing. The Rams could get but five singles all afternoon while Dave gave up the identical number to the Wildcats. Brown next took Rhody by 1-0 in a ten inning affair at Meade Field. Stenhouse saw complete action and lost a heartbreaker after allowing seven hits in ten frames. He walked only two, while whiffing ten. The Rams then traded games and victories with Providence College in successive encounters. The Friars took the first game, 7-0 as Tony Horton started followed by Carl Stahl who allowed one run on one hit over the final two innings. The next date of play saw the Rams finally break out of their slump and win a ball game. Stenhouse spun a superb two-hit shutout, walking three, striking out thirteen and facing thirty men in nine innings. The big blow for the Rams was Ken Dellner ' s screaming triple with the sacks jammed in the seventh which actually accounted for four runs and the ball game, as Ken later scored. This game marked the first scoring by Rhode Island in 28 consecu- tive innings. The next two encounters were of the " squeaker” type where Rhody lost both by a 1-0 count. Connecticut and Massachusetts were the culprits. Stenhouse absorbed both losses, which were rather hard to take. The Massachusetts game was an extra-inning con- test and the first game of a twin bill. The second game was taken by Rhody as Carl Stahl threw a two-hitter at the Redmen. Stahl walked only one man in his brilliant effort. The winning run was fashioned by John Pagano ' s first-inning double, one of Rhody ’s three hits. After an 11-3 win over Quonset Naval Base in a practice affair, the Rams went on to a tedious seventeen-frame duel with Springfield’s Gymnasts. The game lasted four hours, fifty-five minutes and saw only three hurlers. Stenhouse and Sanford started with Sanford going the route although allowing 11 hits, and Dave going the first fifteen. Stenhouse gave but four hits while fanning 18 in the fifteen frames, but passed four- teen Gymnasts. Carl Stahl absorbed the loss as he took over for Stenhouse in the final two frames, giving three runs and four hits. Rhody ’s final encounter found Carl Stahl losing to Connecticut 2-1. Carl allowed but five hits, but two teammate errors opened the floodgates. The team had a poor hitting season, as a whole, but showed flashes of brilliance at moments. Pagano was the only senior. The second-short combination of- DeMasi and Cahill was excellent. Edwards, Pagano and Dellner patrolled the picket line while Len- drum and Barchi split the chores at third as did Abbruzzi and Hopper at first. Jack Wojcik turned in an all around job behind the mask. 177 Track Led by John Helmus, who took first in the shotput and tied for first in the high jump, Phi Mu unseated Lambda Chi as track champions. Phi Mu ran up a total of 32 4 points and Beta Psi was their nearest rival with 24 ] a , T.E.P. was third and S.A.E. fourth. Other winners were Bernie Pina who took first in the 100 and broad jump, and Doc Kennedy who took first in the 880 yd. run. PHI MU DELTA TRACK Row 1 : J. Evans, G. Morrison, J. Hereld. Row 2: E. Haynes, T. Nacu, R. VanBrocklin, A. Saunders. Football After one of the closest and, on paper, confusing finishes in the fall battle for Intra- mural Football Champion, Theta Chi finally came out on top. This team, which could be termed as " great in the clutch, " emerged from a five-way tie in League 2 to gain a play- off berth for the championship. In the playoffs. Theta Chi was matched with Phi Gam and SAE opposed Beta Psi. The finals found Red and White prevailing, 9-6, over the " Basin Street " boys. Basketball For the first time in many years a dorm team won the basketball championship when the Bressler " A” team un- seated Phi Mu as champions. Bressler took the title by beat- ing Lambda Chi in a best-of-three playoff series, after both teams had finished first in their respective leagues. Ken Isher- wood, Jim McPhee, and Don Palagi were the high scorers on the team; and the rebounding of Don Haworth helped them along. Other members of the team were John Long, Gordon Annon, and Don Salisbury. 178 BRESSLER " A " BASKETBALL K. Isherwood, J. Lons- Missing from photo: G. Annon, D. Haworth, D. Palagi, J. Macphee, D. Salisbury. Foul Shooting Phi Mu proved to be the dead eyes on the foul line as they won the foul shooting championship with a total of 97 out of 125 shots. Second place went to Bressler " A " with 90 points and Lambda Chi was third with 89 points. John Hel- mus led Phi Mu with 22 points, to tie for first with Jim Mc- Phee of Bressler, Dick Sisco of S.A.E., and Harry Mathews of T.K.E. Other sharpshooters on the Phi Mu Team were Jerry Hereld with 20 pts., Bob Anderson with 19 pts., and Jack Wojcik who scored 18 free throws. PHI MU DELTA FOUL SHOOTING A. Helmus, J. North, J. Hereld, J. Evans, J. Bruno. Tennis Phi Mu swept through their schedule and defeated Sigma Chi in the finals to un- seat Phi Gam as tennis champions. Their team, consisting of all singles players, was composed of John Helmus, Jack Boghossian, and Bob Thomas. Third place in the stand- ings went to Beta Psi and Theta Chi took fourth. Wrestling Beta Psi prevailed in the grunt-and-groan league by tak- ing the championship with 26 points. Sigma Chi took second place, the Dormitory team was third and Theta Chi finished fourth. Individual champions were Joe Santoro — 180 lbs., Andy Diprete — 150 lbs., Doug Richardson — 160 lbs., Don Daubney — 170 lbs., and Mike Palumbo — 190 lbs. 179 Softball Phi Kap took the softball championship by defeating Sigma Chi in the playoff finals. Phi Kap was first in their league standings and eliminated Phi Mu before meeting Sigma Chi, who had beaten Sigma Pi to gain the finals. PHI KAPPA THETA SOFTBALL Row L : D. Todd, V. Tuxbury, J. Bernat, R. Berryman, R. Adams, A. Letizia, F. Miller, C. Morris, R. Wong. Row 2: R. Ashton, W. Mulhall, G. Helsins, A. Arns, W. Murray, A. Hellwig, H. Hanchett. Cross-Country Theta Chi won the cross-country title by edging a strong A.E. Pi team with a low total of 71 points. P.I.K. took third in the title run and Phi Mu was fourth. The placing of Barry Fagan (6), Bill Arnold (7), Bill Dumais (14), Walt Cush- ing (21), and Dick Ailing (23) offset the efforts of Ray Giornelli of Beta Psi, who took the individual title by winning the race. 180 PHI MU DELTA INTRAMURAL CHAMPS Row 1 : J. Evans, R. Carlson, A. Helmus, J. Hereld, J. North. Row 2: E. Haynes, D. Hall, T. Nacu, A. Clegg, F. Lee, R. VanBrocklin, A. Saunders, J. Bruno. Phi Mu Delta Takes the Individual Point Honors Over Phi Kappa Theta In Intramural Totals for ’53-’54 Jill! 1 II Phi Mu Delta 5 93.75 25 25 35 116.65 64.2 364.60 Phi Kappa Theta 69.75 10 192.84 85.7 358.29 Lambda Chi 150 10 10 78.50 99 347.5 Beta Psi Alpha 81.25 25 15 17.50 83.32 117.8 339.9 Theta Chi 25 83.30 5 0 17.51 58.33 149.1 338.14 Sigma Chi 56.25 15 0 25 116.65 68.7 281.60 Phi Gamma Delta 77.75 0 78.50 117.8 274.05 Sigma Alpha Epsilon 72.20 5 10 83.32 99 269.62 Rho Iota Kappa 10 94.40 5 0 10 78.50 50 247.90 Tau Kappa Epsilon 62.50 0 10 64.28 99 235.88 Bressler A 200. 15 0 0 215 Sigma Pi 66.65 0 85.70 57.51 209.86 Tau Epsilon Pi 62.50 10 10 50 71.4 203.90 Alpha Tau Gamma 55.50 0 10 58.33 56.2 180.03 Alpha Epsilon Pi 15 0 10 71.42 78.6 175.02 Phi Sigma Kappa 0 10 58.83 62.5 130.83 Bressler B 69.75 0 0 69.75 Dormitory 10 10 Butterfield Stars 0 7 ♦ 7 Vets 0 0 ♦Forfeit 181 Row 1 : F. Tootell, F. Keaney, Dr. Browning, P. Cieurzo. Row 2 : H. Maack, J. Chapman, J. Guy, H. Kopp. Row 3: R. Cole, M. Williams, W. Beck, C. Slader. Row 4: T. Doherty, J. L. Walton. Jim Rodgers Coaches and Staff The University of Rhode Island has an athletic coaching staff of nine men plus an administrative contingent of seven individuals. These are the people who give to the university a fine sports repre- sentation: William M. H. Beck — Bill, whose son Bill is an Olympic ski champion, came to U.R.I. in 1934. He .graduated from Providence College in 1924 with a Pb.B. and from Boston University in 1935 with an M.Ed. Bill is now head coach of Baseball. He also served as head coach of Football in past years and as coach of many other teams. Bill lives at 18 North Road in Kingston. John L. Chapman — John, who came to us in 1950, graduated from Dartmouth College in that year with an A.B. degree. John is head coach of Tennis at U.R.I. and is the backfield coach in Foot- ball, in addition to his duties as a teacher. John lives at 1382 Kings- town Road in Kingston. Paul F. Cieurzo — Paul, who has been at Rhode Island since 1936, serves as the Assistant Director of Health and Physical Edu- cation for men at the university. He also is the intramural director for the school. Paul graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1931 with a B.S. degree and from Columbia University in 1939 with an M.A. degree. He lives at 94 South Road in Kingston. Jack G. Guy — Jack came to U.R.I. from Bucknell University where he was head coach of Basketball and assistant coach of Foot- ball. He now serves in the same capacities here at Rhode Island. Jack graduated from Ohio Northern University with a B.S. in 1937 and with an M.A. from Columbia University in 1948. He has played professional basketball during his athletic career and served a hitch for Uncle Sam. He lives at 28 Little Rest Road in Kingston. Harold W. Kopp — Hal has seen on and off service at Rhode Island. He originally arrived in Kingston as head coach of Football in 1950. After taking a leave-of-absence for Uncle Sam, Hal again resumed the Football wars. During his stay here at Rhody, he has seen four years of a tremendous upswing in Varsity Football. He was graduated from Western Maryland College in 1933 with a B.S. He lives at 12 Railroad Avenue in Peace Dale. Herbert H. Maack — Herb is a newcomer to the Rhody ranks as he came to us in 1953. He served with Jack Guy at Bucknell on the coaching staff there, and since coming to Rhody has assumed the duties of Freshman Basketball and Baseball coach, in addition to an assistant’s job in Football, besides teaching. Herb graduated from the Teachers College of Columbia University where he re- ceived both his B.S. and M.A. in 1942 and 1946. He lives in Wick- ford, Rhode Island. Carl V. Slader — Carl, an Assistant Professor of Physical Educa- tion, came to Rhody in 1952. He is a fine advocate of the physical attributes and failures of the human body, about which he often in- structs his pupils. Carl also is a camera-bug, taking many of Rhody ’s movies of athletic contests. Carl graduated as a B.S. from Spring- field College in 1932 and an M.Ed. from Boston University in 1937. Fred D. Tootell — Fred is Rhody’s immortal Olympic hammer thrower and head coach of many renowned track teams. " Toot’s” teams have set many new and astounding records during his stay of thirty years at Rhode Island. Fred is now Assistant Athletic Direc- tor of the university, in addition to his coaching duties. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1930 with an A.B. degree. He now re- sides at North Road in Kingston. Malcolm M. Williams — Mai came to Rhode Island in 1943 as a track coach. He has written many famous books on track and is considered as an authority in this field. Mai received his B.S. from Boston University in 1951 and his Ed.M. from the same school in 1953- He now lives on Avice Street in Narragansett. Richard K. Cole — Dick is our trainer here at Rhody. The ath- letes cannot do without him as he applies healing techniques to one and all. Dick came to us in 1946 as head trainer. He is a leader in many groups connected with his field. His home is at 7 Spencer Circle in Wickford. Thomas R. Doherty — Tom is the Sports Publicity man for the university. He takes care of the sports releases, information, and any news coming from in and around Keaney Gymnasium. Tom al- so takes many pictures; some of which have appeared in the 1955 Grist sports pages. Tom is active in the Elks Organization and is on the school committee of South Kingstown. He lives at 9 Liberty Street in Wakefield. Frank W . Keaney — For Frank, there isn’t very much that one can write that hasn’t already been written. Frank is the greatest coach in Rhody history and was at one time considered the best in the nation. He is now Athletic Director of the University; and of course the Frank W. Keaney Gymnasium is named and dedicated in his honor. At present Frank lives at 1411 Kingstown Rd., in Kingston. James J. Rodgers Jim is the friend in need of the athletes. Wherever they go, they must rely upon Jim for their uniforms and equipment. Jim has been at U.R.I. for many years and knows the ins and outs” of equipment management. He lives at 54 Kenyon Avenue in Wakefield. J. Lester Walton — Les is the secretary to the Athletic Director at Keaney Gymnasium. In addition to this job, he also is the Univer- sity Administrative Officer. He resides at 7 Avice Street in Narra- gansett. Women’s Athletics Row 1 : R. Jursa, N. Peterson, Vice-Pres., P. Hogan, Pres., B. Broomfield, C. Anderson. M. Satnick, Sec.-Treas., M. Rider. Row J: M. Passannanti, B. Boorujy, J. O’Rourke, R. Sciotto, Row 2: K. Gregory, J. Anderson, E. Schmidt, N. Werner, L. L ' Heureux. Women’s Athletic Association The Women’s Athletic Association is an organization in- tended on fostering interest in competition through Field Hockey, Basketball, and a host of other sports. The promotion of good sportsmanship and teamwork is its primary interest. With the beginning of the new school year we returned with Pauline Hogan as President, Natalie Peterson as Vice- President, and Marsha Satnick as Secretary-Treasurer. These girls were assisted by a council of representatives from all the housing units, the head managers of the various sports, and our new addition, a Freshman representative. This council is the governing body of the WAA — setting rules and directing the whole group. At the end of March the WAA will send its officers plus another delegate to the National Conference of the Athletic Federation of College Women to be held at Smith College. Finally in the Spring at our annual banquet will come the rewards for work well done — shields, keys, and jackets will be awarded as a token of appreciation for their participation. Row 1: M. Rider, B. Boorujy, J. O ' Rourke, C. Chaves, C Row 2: M. Satnick, J. Anderson, B. Schmidt, N. Peterson, Anderson. J. Marriott, L. Stanton. Field Hockey September 21, 1954 marked the opening of our inter- house elimination field hockey tournament. The clear Fall weather, with help of daylight saving time lent itself grac- iously to our benefit. The house season drew to a close on October 21, 1954 with the final game held between Gamma Nu and Sigma Kappa. It was a very close game, with both houses exercising their greatest ability. The hockey plaque was held over for another year by Gamma Nu who won it for the first time in 1953. The Field Hockey Honor Team began its practices early in the season with fourteen active participants. During the season we played such colleges as the University of Massa- chusetts, Bridgewater, Colby Junior, Radcliff, Endicott Jun- ior, and Bouve Boston College. We were invited to partic- ipate in the New England Intercollegiate Field Day at Wellesley College. At the Field Day, Natalie Peterson was chosen as goalie on the All College Team to play against the Irish Touring Team. Nat went on to further her hockey career by playing for the North Hampton Club team in Massachusetts and from there being chosen for the North- eastern team to play aga inst the West in Michigan. Natalie Peterson Hockey team in action Row 1 : M. Passannanti, M. Satnick, J. O ' Rourke, C. Chaves, M. Rider. Row 2: C. Lowensohn, J. Anderson, L. Mosher, J. Marriott, B. Schmidt, N. Peterson. Basketball Close on the heels of the hockey season comes that old standby, Basketball. Excitement and tension are high as the female " dead-eyes” line up for the keen house com- petitions. It was a hard-pressed Eleanor Roosevelt team that finally succeeded in downing the enthusiastic Commuters for the coveted house trophy. Intramurals are immediately succeeded by club activities. Despite a heavy schedule, the club managed to compile an impressive record. Unforgettable were the Massachusetts playday and that exciting UConn game, not to mention our own playday at Keaney. Happily our " covet aces” fold up their " new” pinneys and say good-bye to another season .gone past. Volleyball Spike It! Side Out! These are all part of the game of Volleyball. A slower game than basketball to be sure, but a game in which enthusiasm and skill run high. Every member of the team is important, from the shortest to the tallest. The excite- ment builds high and every effort is aimed at keeping that ball in the air, although sometimes it appears as if it is going to hit the ceiling or bounce off the wall, which it oftentimes does. Very few intercollegiate games re played, but fun is had by all who show up at the practices. 186 Row 1 : B. Schmidt, C. Lowensohn, J. Anderson, J. O ' Rourke, N. Peterson. Row 2: M. Satnick, L. Mosher, R. Sciotto, C. Helie, A. Sinnott, M. Mackintosh, J. Marriott. Row 1 : J. Anderson, J. O ' Rourke, B. Schmidt. Row 2 : M. Satnick, N. Peterson, C. Lowensohn, J. Marriott. Lacrosse As Spring comes to URI, so comes Lacrosse. Although Lacrosse is the oldest North American game, it is still in its primary stages here at URL Its aerial nature and team positioning make it a sport requiring good co- ordination and well developed skill. It is a source of dis- couragement to the beginner, but as time goes on dis- couragement undergoes a transition to satisfaction and enthusiasm. Each year the URI Women’s Lacrosse Club, under the capable guidance of its faculty advisor, Miss P. J. Harris, progresses to keep pace with clubs from neighboring col- leges. Instructional playdays and field trips to exhibition games as well as regular practice sessions are integral parts of club activities. It is certain that if present en- thusiasm survives, the attributes of Lacrosse will soon be realized along with those of other major women’s sports on campus. 187 Row 1: P. Petrone, J. Jelke, Capt.; Sgt. F. Pellerin, N. Peter- Row 2: M. McGrath, M. Madsen, S. Smith, A. Shepley, A. son, Mgr.; M. A. Kirkland. Wenderoth, E. Conn, E. Losiewicz. Women’s Rifle Team If you should see some of the gals headin’ ’cross the campus for Rodman Hall in the early evening hours, dressed in faded denims, saddle shoes, and the ole man’s best white shirt, don’t be too alarmed, it’s just members of the URI Girls’ Rifle Team en route to the range to participate in a little recreation of the type that made Annie Oakley the " Queen of the West.” The team boasts of such modern day " Annie Oakley’s” as Natalie Peterson, Joanne Jelke, Trudy Little, Pat Petrone, Mary McGrath, and Edith Conn. These gals rep- resent one of the top Girls’ Teams in New Eng- land, so beware boys; they seldom miss. Row 1 : E. Berg, B. Sands, B. Broomfield, Miss Starr, Advisor; A. Gursky. Row 2: M. Mainland, L. L ' Heureux, J. Averbach, S. Heller, F. Bernstein, E. Anderson, S. Silverman, M. Johnson. Row 3: M. Johnson, R. Rainon, G. Whitman, R. Allegretto, J. Nichols. Modern Dance Let’s dance — for health, re- laxation, and entertainment. Modern dance is a form of art through which a person ex- presses a deep emotion or feel- ing by means of bodily move- ment. Each movement is pecul- iar to the particular dance and mood she is interpreting. There is no set pattern of dance steps as there are in ballet; hence there is a greater range in free- dom of composition. This is il- lustrated by the wide variety of beautiful dance compositions that are seen on television. On any program where there are dancers and music, there is modern dance. 18? Row 1 : M. Passannanti, N. O ' Connor, C. Lowensohn, R. Alle- Row 2 : M. Satnick, M. Rider, J. O ' Rourke, J. Marriott, B. gretto, L. Mosher. Schmidt, N. Peterson. Tennis Spring and Fall, the E. R. tennis courts resound to cries of " match point,” and " deuce,” as the Tennis Club struggles with form and the one hundred and ten factors that are incidental to it. Although tennis is primarily a Spring activity, the club practices in the Fall and the members use the indoor backboards in Lippitt dur- ing the winter. When Spring finally rolls around, the instructor wonders to what avail the winter workouts have been as a fierce backhand smash turns into an in- nocuous lob. The twenty foot screens prove inadequate as a powerful forehand soars over them, and the swamp dwellers have added another ball to their collection. Amazement at a perfect placement, laugh- ter as the ball dribbles under the net rather than over, the healthy ping of a new stringing job, sore muscles the first three times, matches with UConn, Brad- ford Junior College, they all go to make up the genteel pastime we call Tennis. 190 Events Sigma Kappa Rhody Revue One of the most elaborate variety shows to hit Rhody ’s campus in many years was presented when, after weeks of rehears- ing, " On Stage Rhody” was produced successfully around the theme of various T.V. variety shows. Participation in the Star-studded cast was from various housing units and mem- bers of the faculty. The fast-moving, clever antics, of our renowned perform- ances delighted the packed houses and showed the public once again the hidden talents on the social side of campus life. Delta Zeta Mr. Moulton and Guy Lillis Helen Amoriggi Chi Omega Alpha Xi Delta Sigma Kappa PANHELLENIC SING The floating strains of sweet music drifted over the campus . . . the all-girl chorus’ tin- gled spines and the rest of the students sat in amazement . . . certainly these weren’t the same hollow sounds that had drifted out from sorority row for weeks previously? ... the smart guy said " four part giggles,” but every- one knew it was a night not to miss. FRATERNITY SING A party for all win or lose . . . who’s singing what part? . . . Campus clowns become croon- ing Carusos as the men display their finer talents . . . The mood is informal, but the music slips well from parched lips . . . unbelievable! not Phi Mu again, but let’s hurry up judges . . . things to do. The tension is over . . . " You’ll Never Walk Alone,” " The Drink Song” . . . sound appropriate? Phi Mu Delta A Night to Forget Cigar smoking card sharps test talents against the " house” ... the wheels are crooked and the dice loaded, but who cares . . . what! only $50,000 this time? . . . The Nevada atmosphere quickly instills the gambling spirit, but more than that . . Profs wink slyly as they slip one out of their sleeve and shou students they not only fool them at exams . . . time to count money, the dancing stops, prizes awarded and in a few hour; back for the coffee before church . . . the atmosphere ha; changed and Monte Carlo so far away. w 4 9 The Coronation March OPEN HOUSE Parents, Alumni, Friends, all welcome . . . Our University, we’re proud and we’ll show you . . . concert, exhibits, rodeo and the parade . . . girls in gowns, the procession, a queen . . . our guests browse, our University and everyone is proud and aware that the shaded elm campus and ivy entwined facilities are fulfilling expectations . . . boys to men, scholars and leaders . . . night falls, people depart and we all are so impressed . . . Our School. R. I. CARNIVAL Everyone turns athlete and there are prizes for all . . . nail driving and blue fingernails, dart throw- ing, but still the balloons stay . . . maybe the “spirit” of Homecoming was too much, but dancing, refresh- ments and reminiscing tops off a day when the ath- letes turn from helmets to top hats and bark bar- gains instead of signals. Paddy Murphy’s Wake Sigma Chi Derby FREAK DAY Ever see a Chinese Eskimo? . . . Dancing la- dies, fluorescent shoes, veils, mustaches . . . casual glances add embarrassment to insult as lectures become side shows and the Union strangely deserted by Freshmen girls . . . night falls, so do costumes . . . Sophistication stuns onlooker as the " freaks” turn real . . . not even such a demonstration slows down nightly calls to E. R. ... a day quickly forgotten but long standing in the tradition of campus life. SIGMA CHI DERBY The gals invade the gym this night... a display of power, tricks and skills ... the coveted derby is the incentive for the grasping, gasping, gig- gling gals. Bruises, blisters and raspberries . . . at least the men were shown how it was done or at least . . . how " ladies” do it and the girls could discount their aches and pains to a night of fun and laughter for •all. 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