Ursuline Academy - Acres Yearbook (Dallas, TX)

 - Class of 1954

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'Sq ., 'Nunn 1 .I X - -2,16 of-5 if" THE ANSWER The Youth of America is searching . . . searching . . . His hurried, un- certain step echoes down darkened byways and mingles with millions of slower, more determined steps on neon-lighted main streets, his step is heard again on every familiar avenue in every city, and then it stops in the home, in the classroom. He looks to his parents, to his educators for the answer to his quest. Sometimes he finds it, but too often he is filled with fear because even those who have lived in this world so much longer than he, have no reason for living, no answer to death. The Youth begins to run-but the sons of the Serpent overtake him, with tramping, destructive steps that march over Beauty, with superficial, precise steps that lead toward false beauty, with aimless, careless steps that avoid Beauty. But today the Youth may stop again in his search down labyrinthine ways, to find the answer from one who knows peace in his heart, Pope Pius XII. His Marian Year is the hope of today's youth and the America of tomorrow. A heel has crushed the Serpent's head and there is enmity between Her seed and his seed. Because She is the Answer and her Seed is Beauty. Only with her can youth hope to be victorious over war, vanity, and indifference. She it was who prepared for Christ. She it was who bore Him for the world. She it was who gave Him to suffer and to die that Divine Life and happiness might come to mankind. Now in her, who is "the joy, the honor, and the glory of our people" we shall prepare for Christ's coming, we shall bear Him for the world, and as He lives in us-so shall we the Youth of America, suffer and die in Him, that we may be truly happy and find joy in this world partially and in the next world eternally. 3 wfw ,hm X35 N , Ad LML, V: A g l DEDICATION Today we dedicate this annual to you, Mary. Unlike so many teenagers in this land of ours, we have known you for many years. But more especially in this last year, this Marian Year, you have become to us a human being, living, breathing-the majestic, glorious Queen of Angels, yet the sweetest Mother man will ever know and cherish as his own. We have you daily, per- sonified in the Ursuline nuns who teach us and they have told us your life- as ordinary and commonplace as our own-yet the loveliest life ever lived by woman. To us, dearest Mary you are the Dawn of Yesterday, of Today, and of Tomorrow. Yesterday . . . our past year at Ursuline, Today . . . the present day in which we pause to look upon our life at Ursuline, Tomorrow . . . the future years waiting before us, years pregnant with potentiality. The dawn of each new day is expectant, the air is pure, the earth is soundless, silenced, waiting for the sun to take its place. So were you, before the Annun- ciation, Mary-virginal pure, soundless, waiting for the Sun, Christ to take His place in you. The dawn is the birth of day. Dawn comes, as it were, direct from the hand of God. Mary, you are always the Dawn, just as you came forth from the hand of God at birth, free from attachments, free from taint of self-love in any' form, free from all blemish. We go back with you now, dear Mother, to the dawn of Yesterday. Time goes so fast. Yesterday is gone, the light and darkness of it. Today is here. And yet the past, the words and friendship and love of it, still lives in our hearts and is recorded on these pages . . . 5 CONTENTS Mary made a complete offering of herself to God. She offered all that she was that Christ might enter her, take possession of her. Thus did we offer ourselves to God in the first Mass of the Marian Year during the early hours of our Yesterday at Ursuline. And our offering was made more pleasing through: The Holy Father and His Marian Year .............. 5 Mary, the Dawn of the Morning ............ 5 Our Bishop ........................................ 8 Our Reverend Mother .......,.,. 9 So we offered our entire Day: Yesterday at Ursuline . . . Morning-Religious Offering .,..... ...... 1 0- 11 We, Who Offer Ourselves Seniors .......,................... ...... 1 2- 46 juniors .......... ...... 4 7- 54 Sophomores ...... .,.... 5 5- 62 Freshmen ...............i.,..,............ ...... 6 3- 72 Our Religious Activities ................. ...... 7 3- 79 Afternoon-Intellectual Offering ........ ...... 8 0- 81 Our Intellectual Activities .. ........... ......... 8 2-101 Evening-Social Offering .......,........ ......... 1 02-103 Our Social Activities ................ .. .-----.-- 104-113 Niglatfall-Renewed Offering ........ ................ 1 14-117 .W - -sr 1 an mn. MH-f its 1' erik W 3t'f'lH"t W - ' rm! IW' 'W into t" 'A Q ,,,, gpqdw ld! V- Mi' win ,Q 1 Tim' . H2 'Q' as-W-2 -ml -1 up we-if-,,. , f ,X K, 6 , M Ewa 'EQ .. M ff H' Yung t-if 53 ix it .. Rlmsii K? ' fir! gil!! tx is X 1 fp, Q gg QQ. 5? s' E -' 5: i 3.2 Q : 'F g i I fx ,.. , V PQ ' ii i i Q Q Q P Q Q . .I 3 5' w m f Mig, , Z w' 4 ff Q v Q . -Y NF' -g 1 '4 ,qi ' M' fs wi :W w '4 4 'H " 'QD- Ag K ws" E2 i 53 ,Q wi Q 4x i S S QL ksw as fl 3 Q ,Q 2 gg Q, Q . WV 1 , 1 if--'f' THE RADIANCE OF MORNING Christ is formed within us . As the sun takes the place of the dawn, so did Christ take the place of Mary on the earth when the seed within her became the Word Incarnate at the Annunciation. So we are like the Woman with Child: through religion and guidance periods, through the growth of wisdom and thereby love, as fostered by Mary's Sodality and special activities, there is for us an absorption into a deeper life within . . . a folding of self "like a little tent around the Child's frailty' '... a God-like instinct to cherish and truly to bring forth Christ in our lives. When we pray, it is with His love, when we think, with His wis- dom, when we act, with His mercy. Christ-His love, His wisdom, His mercy-can actively exist in the world if we can completely form Him within our souls and let Him be born again through us. Christ, then, is dependent on the members of His Mystical Body. just as the Son of God asked Mary for His flesh and blood, His humanity-so does the Christ Who lives in the tabernacle today ask for hands to touch the eyes of those who are blind, a voice to reach the ears of those whose minds are closed, and a human intellect to understand and offer consolation to those who long for the friendship of God. It is necessary that we give ourselves to His formation, to pray without ceasing, the prayer being a growing HWRICHCSS of C0l'1St3.Hf PIICSCDCC. - I So we have offered to God the Father our lives for this day and all the days follow- ing. But the offering must be the sacrifice of human beings who are full of wonder and innocence and new-found strength, who are intensely alive, the contented, happy ones to whom sorrow comes only at the friend's grief, who are bound to accomplish far- flung dreams, and shall, because they earnestly strive for wisdomg who are inflamed with fierce ambition to lead and yet to serve, the ambition to make an eternal success of their lives. V QV?" wa- blrffii-3'.a5lrw.'. . .4 ' XX ' , rw . xy 1 N..-f 'i XX. Q if x an aisi-ws N....,, Wg, A 8 5 . . In 5, "',.x-sf. X N. X, ,A---A ...bw I ? i 2 ? THE STORY OF THE DREAMER As seniors we began the final steps of our preparation for the future. The very word "future" held a certain fascination for us. But the most cherished part of this prepara- tion was the guidance and counsel of Mother Dolores Marie, who will always reign in our memories. The first event of the year was the Freshman Reception into the student body. We, the eldest daughters, formally accepted the freshmen into the Ursuline family. As we lighted the candles of these beginners, we hoped to pass on to them the spirit of loyalty, courtesy, and the courage which we, as freshmen, had received as a quivering flame and which, through the years, had grown steadily into a strong, sturdy fire. Temporarily putting aside the formality and solemnity of traditional Ursuline cere- monies, we began work on our major dramatic production, the senior play. We chose Shuberl Alley for our play. Memorizing lines, hours of rehearsing, and the able direction of Mrs. jean Henry, all these went together to make our play the success that it was. We were very happy when we realized that our production had actually set a precedent for future Ursuline plays. What better time could have been chosen for our retreat than the last three days before the Christmas holidays. The very word retreat cast a peaceful spell over us for it meant three days alone with God, three days to prepare for Christ's coming on Christmas morng three days in which to ask Him to prepare us for the future. Ring Ceremony was for us a joyous, solemn, and yet sad occasion. It was joyful be- cause at long last we were receiving the insignia of Ursuline standards, solemn because we realized the responsibilities that were ours in accepting the ring, and sad because it was another step toward the day we would be leaving Ursuline. The festive season of spring brought with it May Day. This year our May Day was gayer than ever. The beautiful colors, the singing, the dancing, and the crowning of our own queen, Mitzi Furtula, meant even more to us for we realized that this would be our last May Day. Flowing white dresses, picture hats, bouquets of red roses, and the speeches of vale- dictorian and salutatorian call to mind the day which we will ever cherish most of all, Class Day. However, this day meant more than wearing white dresses and carrying red roses. It was an opportunity to express our gratitude to the members of the faculty and to our parents for giving us the education which will mean our lives-our eternal lives. Then there was Graduation . . . the culmina- tion of our high school time of study, of work, of effort. This event brought to a close our days at Ursuline, and yet we knew that we were not leaving Ursuline completely, for a part of it would live with us always in our spirit, in our attitudes, and in our capacity for love. MOTHER DOLORES MARIE Principal of Unuline Arademy Spomor of Senior Clan I4 .f""'ii yi' ,.,-V ,.,L , is K Bette Pringle, Joyce Grissaffi, Eleanor Packard, and Lucia Ribelin SENIOR OFFICERS Prefident ..........,........7.e.,...,,.7.........,e.... BETTE PRINGLE Vice President ...,... ..,....,.....,r. L UCIA RIBELIN Secretary ....e.,..... ,......, E LEANOR PACKARD Treaflfref' ........,,e7e..., JOYCE GRISSAEFI I5 .1 A 41' T be 612161, 1,14 M Z Qf 4 . . , ' fb? ' flfegfdrf df! ' er 1-11610 vllflfj' of 4 16,5 6-7. f . . . 1111119156 ey 1721? e,.I,wQa ef I zz! ' ' ' e . Z0 frzefzdjbzef f Paper 0 ' I 1 1 f fd ' . Bdwdfd. ealufzr 69,10 J, I q L yur . BARBARA BANNAN Sodality 1, 2, 3, 4 Class President 1, 2, 5 The Acres, Editor Linz Pin 1, 2, 3 Senior Play Religion Award 1, 2 Dramatics Award 3 Ring Bearer for Seniors Class Cheerleader 4 Merician Staff DORIS ANN BRETT Honor Graduate Linz Award 3 Senior Play, Lighting Shakespearian Night 3 Latin Club 1 Social Service Club 1 Choral Club 2 Mission Club 2 Cheerline Club 3 Library Club 4, Secretary ,--"W .VVS 'Ea 4 f b00P skim The dignity 0 z breezes kzsszrlg voice like Sol el go0d mind m055 SPWS 'nfazzabze memo' 711 e .-'M' lgefnbe Ursuli Def- ne'S wut if !1ll'f6-51-166-60x ' .IA ylflffj ,jf I ' 26-ff - , llplfed . 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' Wffzfy j e I . 3 ,JI A7817 I ' ' ' 112 , 'JI P74125-i . ,flmfyg fig Jlephr JUDY MCELREATH Science Club, President 4 Nature Study Club, President 5 Dramatic Club 2 Red Cross Club 1 Volleyball, Co-Captain 4 Volleyball Team 2, 5, 4 Volleyball Varsity 3 Tumbling Varsity 2 Basketball Team 2 Tumbling Team 2 Q I KATHLEEN MCREDMOND Class Treasurer 2 Sodality 3, 4 Merician Staff Spanish Club 2 Cheerline Club 3, Vice President Home Economics Club 4 Athletic Council 2, 3, 4, President Co-Captain of Class Team 1, 2, 3, 4 Volleyball Varsity 2, 3, 4 Basketball Varsity 2, 3, 4 fh- . , wlvele' A Hue Christ-bemel Lhgubt, She ever tlvele was wberevet des' ' lo - - ' . e , . broil She brought bij? brought 1 1 1 Wherever' sadflemg w g y- lJdl7PineS5 ' ' ' Ka W fl if' ff fl-g11l.U1fll 1.66, I J of 111-1 . flag . mlfflfgjl, pg!! . . , ,U M127 ' ' - yzubz - 111 1-gd mu, af Q "U-"ff . . Ib' f"'01f.fw,a1 ' f1,ry1'60w1,d! fur 441 ern! ,Ziff of we ' ' fdllpfl JANET MOSER Senior Play Merician Staff May Day Dancer Latin Club 1 Red Cross Club 1 West Dallas Club 1 Debate Club 3, Treasurer Library Club 4 Basketball Varsity 3 Basketball Team 5, 4 PATTI SUE MURPHY Sodality 4 The Acres, Layout Senior Play Speech Night Award 2 Class Song Leader 3, 4 Varsity Cheerleader 2, 4 May Day Soloist School Model for A. Harris Co Glee Club 4 Volleyball Team 2, 3 I A A-- 'N 45"-Q Uzzdefirtalfdbzg 6 fg1e.flzf,-Q dvd 4 IFJ' . . , Gaeilge 'Lrfz,e11tgf,5 folwd Of! f2121Yg . ' ' f1ff060,1 10126 1156 fbliyli 56171211 I0 f e f . . i " . . lif. Zloffdzfdffd e i If ' ' fflllgl 57 ' '66 fra, JANE oBsT Sodality 4 Senior Play Lead The Acres, Assistant Editor Marian Crowner 2 School Model for A. Harris Co. Dramatics Club 2 Cheerline Club 3 Glee Club 4 Cheerleader 2, 4 Class Basketball Team 3 'airy I , W ,NN M wa- 4 W? PATRICIA O'HEARN Mission Night Talent Show 2 Linz Award 2, 3 Sodality 3, 4 Shakespearian Night 3 Homecoming Maid of Honor May Day Soloist Spanish Club 1 Christopher Club 2 Glee Club 3, 4, President Senior Play fa . l . nike' Cu . with 44 le Goldzlockj tune . . one that .S A - - . i i i Shel 8 bouffs film It is on - ecIo0e5 ber seriousness 15 tl . ' ' 8 A Vt ' I I k to ber 5P"'tua 1 Y ev r,. 'ir' Pf 64164 fo Pleaf 6 ll6lJfl151.ff0fl1p. aff . , l 166 ng 1 ' fo fazfgg . .Me 101, ef . ' ' ' Hel. Jpeme 'ffffb fl Xelzff f Mold! be- flff 0 . ' 6 91011 . f fffe .reewr Ol waz Nflfjl-If, ' fl 1074? NANCY OTTO Class Vice President Sodality 2, 3, 4 Student Council 1, 2 Blue Bow Award 1 Linz Pin 1, 2 Senior Play Indian Pow-Wow 2 Class Cheerleader 1 Latin Club 1 Dramatics Club 4, Secretary ix ' '-es. C. ,, XXX l z ELEANOR PACKARD Student Council 4, Secretary Class Secretary 4 The Acres, Feature Editor Social Service Club 1 Red Cross Club 2 French Club 3 Art Club 4, Vice President Class Cheerleader 2, 3 Tennis Team 3 Senior Play V15 ,Nr ,,-- like If :i ,ew 3,1 W . s .V f - Y- :-, . ..,,r,,rr,,,,.-. . . V, .,,- were . , .. .,,,,,r., ,,,AnQ,,,:.,,g,,.,,?,23.Q-K 5,3 Lu , ll S- d el esden doll llom hed Like A l with 4 breekable to we ' ' ' . ' threads heart and mywad lme eb upon ' to 0 golden w spun H1 evef Eleanor, the ber heed i he sincere - - ' ted f uns0Pl7'5Hm l EWW' All ' . . in elfu-effjgje 6:1 fl,-dl.fjrfI!. 71101. . 'fl' and ' mil, , ' "U eye fa, 4 . 56? rfyfe 6- ' .r ga. In 200 - ' mff fan' poke 'df 112 . , 1 by f f by pm? Mbfff ber mir reyej cf ' ' 36710, 0610061 BETTE PRINGLE Class Treasurer 3 Class President 4 Red Cross Club 3, President Social Service Award 3 Linz Pin 3 Athletic Council 4, Secretary Varsity Basketball 3, Captain Varsity Volleyball 4, Captain Volleyball Varsity 2, 3, 4 Basketball Varsity 2, 3, 4 t ' ffggiu'-::j,,".y:"i?E tt,t M A, , tl' 5:4 A ur ii'-W1 ,. I C. ,555 'll I 40 I MARIA REGAN Sodality 2, 3, 4 The Acres, Feature Editor Linz Pin 3 Latin Honor Society 3 Senior Play Red Cross Club 1 Science Club 5, Secretary Home Economics Club 4 Volleyball Team 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball Team 2, 3 R43 -uf '-'15 . 'b , ol W 'mlm Catch ffl gwilpstebe clear, b0'1e5l angel' 'i . the unfadwvnabk laugh ' ' ' in in me sP0'W"e dark Wes ' ' i - 4 smile ous 1vordS that bring , . a llown but newl- MgfiShk4' LUCIA RIBELIN Class Vice President 4 Sodality 2, 5, 4 Merician Staff Red Cross Club 1, 2 Nature Club 3 Library Club 4, Secretary Volleyball Varsity 2, 4 Basketball Varsity 2, 3, 4 Volleyball Team 1, 2, 3, 4 Basketball Team 1, 2, 3, 4 'KJ 0 , QNIIV' -mauve haul' nnavff la 'CO dy TbeRaYlC -' . dlnafed e defewm binkf feul' - ' ' who t Ol fhend -" b and :rue and muC little Oybet' be'fSell 1 of dable - - - U' s...del'en PATRICIA SWIFT Senior Play Shakespearian Night 3 Indian Pow-Wow 2 Fighting 69th Red Cross Club 1 Christopher Club 2 Spanish Club 2 French Club 3 Glee Club 4 in "Ui . . animated dlety i I vef Bubwng gestureS ' ' 'ne I h ballewna . t the 'fight ' tb uS - X LU ser10115 e an Open heal' moments ' ' ' Pefla' e - - ' 'r00m lor eveflon JANICE WELLS Class Treasurer 1 The Acres Athletic Award 2, 3 Athletic Council 2 Glee Club 2 Art Club 4, Secretary Volleyball Varsity 2, 3, 4 Basketball Varsity 2 Basketball Team 1, 2, 3, 4 Volleyball Team 1, 2, 3, 4 JOAN WORKS Student Council 4, President Sodality 4 Blue Bow Award 3 Senior Play Marian Day Attendant 3 Red Cross Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice President Home Economics Club 4 Red Cross Representative 2 Indian Pow-Wow Class Volleyball Team 1, 2 'U w-wiiifv " ,S yjMWW,. aff" ear" 45 ,f-""" WA . ' e ' , I sell'5aWl1c 0. Ifzfegllly ' ' i . - - five - - ' abs neivel' lm 'tb be1'59ll and W1 Ylkness d ZIP! lute lm Z- ro ad ng Puzz 1 emf 0tl2e1'S - - ' I always se be Wm tom but r ,ly , . . Ioame. t0 check Perla El2f0,. EJ' Qf ,ijt Kfare . , ' Wlief ' f i J' . . 61375 fpirin 415. Wefifezvzkgg 61,61 . . . fbi, lone gf 1,0126 ' - . 166 Wjzfgfj, if bear! 1 I . . . fbg 100,32 , NWI' fs' l l 5 l i NANCY WRIGHT Blue Bow Award Senior Play, Properties Shakespearian Night 5 Indian Pow-Wow 2 Red Cross Club 1 Glee Club 2 French Club 3 Home Economics Club 4 l V l r N-1-3 ISMEESREXQWWEEHS.-Skwifdwir,-1.: .f J?QS3Ee55f Y . K ,kg fum FSH x iw THE STORY OF THE PLANNER "How does it feel to be an upperclassman?" Finally we are qualified to answer this question. The weight of responsibility grows with each passing day and Seniordom looms ahead. The future has become less obscure, closer to reality. We realize finally that what we learn now will shape our lives. Education has become to us the means to a goal--not just a burden. To one person in particular we owe the wisdom of our junior year, to Mother Sebastian, our sponsor. Of course, retreat and Father Hein helped us to see beyond our noses, too! After retreat we arranged for a separate day of recollection. It was partly through this means that we determined to help put Christ back into Christmas by the sale of religious Christmas cards. Hard work has played a tremendous part in our growth. The huge map we made for Fall Frolics was no easy task. Our scene in this amateur hour for the parents was the South. Magnolias and banjos flourished in our song-filled production. Gay streamers and balloons formed a County Fair atmosphere for the junior October dance. Dreamy music overcame the typically drizzly skies of the fall season to lend success to our first class dance. Q Cars were packed with eager children on the day of the Christ Child party. Talking to these small ones of Christ, as we brought them to their first real Birthday Party, gave us added incentive in our Mission Day activities. Our poet, Carol Campbell, wrote a soliloquy by Our Lady for the Marian Program. Our theme was The Blersed Mariner in the Modem World. As we worked on the pro, gram, we felt the irresistible force of her personality pulling us ever nearer to her side. How Mother Sebastian and we worked on the Prom! Green angel hair in our eyes, silver glitter in our hair, hammers on our thumbs-these things we shall remember and laugh, and the night and the music and the people with whom we shared all these things we shall never forget. Only "Fantasia" can describe the world of make-believe that came true those few moments on February twenty-seventh. On the festive May Day the queen was crowned, and we congratulated our Maid of Honor. True to tradition, it was a grand spectacle, thrilling and ever-new. The year was floating by, so swiftly and yet so happily that we did not know that it was almost gone until-the Senior Breakfast on Class Day, which the juniors always give at the end of the school year, made us realize that it would not be long until we ourselves were seniors! Understanding has come through the guidance of our sponsor and hard work. We know now that the world is not always what it seems to be. But we look to Christ and believe that He is Tmth, constant and unchanging. . 48 Theresa Callahan, Ann Weaver, joellen Timm, Colleen Malone JUNIOR OFFICERS Preiident ................................................ JOELLEN TIMM Vice Prefidemf ...... .,.............. A NN WEAVER Secretary .,.......... ...... T HERESA CALLAHAN Treasurer ....... ,.............. C OLLEEN MALONE 49 ,QIW - . .-.1 V., EQ' 'iff-X Carolyn Ahnert Patricia Boyce Marilyn Brett Theresa Callahan Carol Campbell Blanche Cjunalcs X3 Margaret Conry .1 if A 1 A ,. L- X 'Ui lm.- Carol Cowan Elizabeth Cowan igvfwf 'FN 'YV Vw Rhea Crane N ' Dorothy Daniel Penny Ehlinger Sybil Fain Edith Fox YT?" Q-W .ev iw. if Xie ' N Sally Gibbons Peggy Grissaffi -"N X'--ff Marilyn Hastings Carolyn Kirkpatrick Ursula Lobqllo Colleen Malone joann Marino Kathleen McDonald Kathleen Moran 775' Catherine Neuhoff Sarah O'Loughlin Terry Sue Overstreet ll-we Mary Lou Peterschmidt Pauline Phelan fx I' X ktchlx L5 f vw ttf r I 7 Q, r W Sf- 1 wlkaffp A I QA lf. x m QV! X j R N ,v x' Y- 1 7 Irv' Ann Zurlis 1 I Sandra Shaw '- jean Stanford 41 'I 1 a X fd nl jocllen Timm Janice XVCM f' Z ' B, ,X X xf -..! 1 . 'j b xx -R K -A' r l W G! ,, P six Ei Ri , . V' A. , I fb X ' A An XYICLIVCII' j . THE STORY OF THE ADVENTURER No longer "green" but far from "blossoming forth" as yet, we embarked upon our sophomore year. We found that we had lost a few of our members, but we set out for a wonderful year with our enthusiastic sponsor, Mother Adelaide. We knew that one of the most important qualities of any school is the pervading friendliness which exists. Therefore, Friendship Week at Ursuline was our first big project. Campaign slogans, bright posters, P.A. announcements-all were used to make each student remember the worth of a smile. But awareness of the reason behind it came in our guidance periods with our Ursuline mother. Brisk fall days brought a barbecue down by the creek, given for our big sisters, the seniors. A treasure hunt sent everyone flying over the acres-through woods, across the lawn and over the bridges. The next month brought Sophomore-Junior retreat which affected all of us and prompted us to make serious resolutions regarding our spiritual "face-lifts." Rev. John Hein, SJ. was voted by all of us, the retreat master, par excellence. Skis were our transportation when we headed for the Paul Bunyan Inn during the first Fall Frolics presentation. In song we described the sparkling glories of winter and in original verse we chanted the legend of Paul Bunyan. After the senior play, we gave our big sisters a party in the ballroom. W'e prepared the food ourselves and a candle-light buffet supper was arranged in colors of blue and white, our big sisters' class colors. We gave a festive air to the cafeteria when we did our share for the Christ Child party. It was our delight to serve sandwiches, hot chocolate, fruit, and baskets of candy to our little friends from West Dallas. Amid New Year's resolutions and mid-term examinations we started our second semester. Our contribution to the Marian Year was a program on Mfiry in Ari. We chose to tell of famous masterpieces of the different countriesg this explanation was supple- mented by prayers and hymns of the distinctive countries. Unexpected creative talents were pooled in our efforts to furnish some beautiful articles for our novelty booth on Mission Night. Painted luncheon sets, artistic jewelry, stuffed animals, and all sorts of attractive articles were created by us. Mock Graduation was magnificent. How fortunate we were to have Mother Adelaide help us for she had been the sponsor of the seniors for three years and therefore had accumulated so much helpful information. We ended our sophomore year with one last party for the seniors who would soon be leaving Ursuline. Eagerly though, we were looking forward to next year when we would be called "upperclassmen." Even though our eyes were turned toward the sky, we had learned under Mother Adelaide's careful guidance to walk with sureness and confidence on the earth. 56 5. 3 A S4 9 X X S Qgm iiswf sk E"'?"' 149,35 4 K . Q. M q,40 vi? ' . f -rf- -W ...aw Nw 3 nf! ' 19437, . 1 n I A X if 1 X 4. Q i 'fl Q Ex -,,,.,..,..---f-ff. . nf ,hx all ggi 5' Judy Abright Diane Adams -5. 'C' Barbara Berry Doris Marie Blunck Janis Alexander Michael Alexander Geraldine Bober Eva Bourgeois ,H 4--v 1' , Sv' J I, . -,Q 58 m,'z,, f if 9? in-.. W.. wav, f' if Patricia Carter Carol Cozart Janice Brown Ann Browne 'Wir'-gr' wi? -:gif K' fv' ...F-1 'M' 'S-if Ci Lynn Deuser Qs-wi' Valdis Donovan rr Nancy Dowling 'W' 4' " Sherron Ericksen L 59 3 V QI' Vicki Fisher Carolyn Gabrysch Patricia Harrington Mary Michael Hill .f 0 " Sheila Haggerty VY! i' Mary Edith Hand Patsy Kennedy Vicki Lallier 60 'QS ,ri , E 5 fm-- N, - x 5' Y-K V 'Q Q 'lv -15 53 'Nl away' xipihe 5 Alice McRedmond Ann Mangelsdorf L of Rosemary Lovelace Ursula McCaffrey ai' 'Qs Y' wmv- QF' . N Mary Dee Morsbach Margaret Moser bl "1 Virginia Marshall Rosalyn Messina Tj? I pg, fv- fuss. Mary Teresa Tolle 'lean Troy Mary N euhof f Eileen O'Rourke 'Q Michele Ridings Sue Sommerfeldt rv' "' as t-'V' Judy Weed Joann Yarbrough fb. gn- . 'X - fy 'N' T' wr? ,4 ff. J as ..,.M,,,,swQy ig., QQ , I. 71 K , . +- Navi fffkifzw' .I s -, J, ,eQ:Ef1-,eftxiffyfihk lf :fx '2 11fwM?i5f1 5222522fw4irfff'g3'fa. Af wx . ff? 'fzf 21445 Xi?'zgQ2f if. A ' f, Q-ix Q' ml A 34" :H . 1,2 -, THE STORY OF THE N EWCOMER Filled with curiosity, expectation and anxiety, we ascended the steps of Ursuline. At first it was an exciting world, but the excitement soon wore off and we found ourselves in a scheduled routine. Entrance into Ursuline called for our command performance talent show. We had as much fun performing as the seniors did commanding. From the first moment we opened the door to Ursuline, we were welcomed with smiles on all sides. We began to feel at home when we were entertained with a delicious box supper by our big sisters, the juniors. Our welcome was climaxed by the beautiful, formal Freshman Reception in which the seniors solemnly accepted us into the student body. Then came probably the most important event in our supernatural lives, our first retreat. This "vacation with God" made us ponder the mysteries of our religion and wonder at the promise of God's plan for us. From this time on, we have made a very special place for God in our hearts. Soon the winning of the annual drive for the Acres and the presenting of our first stage show in the Fall Frolics showed the pep, spirit and courage which our sponsors, Mother Margaret Mary and Mother Melanie, had been telling us that we had all year! Our part in the cheerful Christmas Program and the yearly Christ Child party' for the poor children filled us with the true realization of Christmas. Under the guidance of our sponsors, we planned and directed the games for our guests. A frosty new year found us carefully planning the Senior Breakfast, which we gave for the seniors on the morning of their Ring Ceremony after the Mass of Saint Angela said for them by Father Groeneger. Then on Mission Day, we were very proud of the great success of our Cake-Walk for bringing in so many mission dollars. A discussion on the racial discrimination existent in the United States today, ter- minated in our inviting a Negro speaker to the school to talk to us about constructive measures that could be taken to rid our nation of this horrible vice. Eastertide found us entertaining our big sisters with an'Easter Egg Hunt. And we re- called with grateful hearts fand "older" mindsj the friendly welcome we had received last year from the sophomores as we met and talked with next year's freshmen after their entrance examinations. Reviewing our first year at Ursuline, we are extremely grateful to Mother Margaret Mary and Mother Melanie for their patient and indispensable guidance of our class of sixty-three freshmen. We won't forget Mother Margaret Mary's saying, "I don't want a class asleep on their feet! I want my girls to be alive!" And how many times has Mother Melanie said, "You're the biggest class yetg you ought to be the best!" 64 1. 2 Q , X K w,.,.MNsM -w:M.,,m.rm 'mF'fs3.m. NY. H, 1 --QM f---Wi ' Luyixw. 'K k WWW - ..p 7, A Q x '-s . N - ,...--.. M. X ww.. "'Yf-s.,.nQn.. -M .J fx . , s .-K X' K ' 'NIC -N ., '17, A -.q.y,.,,, ..,,,,.v 'L 1 it K 'B ,gigii 5 jwk . 'gnvg X . - , ,Am " ' N- x H' ' ,, X' .'L. Nik' , XI' , Q ,QL 7,5 1 ' C., S 7 9 - Q, ' ,. A 4514 Xalw 'f-Wa-an ' M-Q-.f, - ,ff . ' We H- mn v , '-ar- ..,, gm, " -- A ,ffm " -. . '-T!.n,- f- ' M rg.. z ,J N Q V Q A x W Y R ' i ' - .Q ,I .59 8 L5 " A 1 , .nn ,Arg I., , at MM ., ,Ky , A, , W. , ,r M1-X ' f I B X 3 4' ga, 5 1 i lggfigu if ' .J 'M , W Q .3-Q. WM W2 3 Q, 4. 1147 , 17 'Thr Mary Lou Achtschin Patricia Ballard Dava Lee Beiseckcr T' Y wif ---rf' 'lf""" -ov""' Elizabeth Ann Bellamy Molly Kay Bovinich Mary jo Byrne 4fw,.i fi Joanne Carruthers l Judith Dean Barbara jean Dowling 66 "---4' Carmen Dres Mary june Esteve 1 Elizabeth Fretz V 'iw Patsy Grady Betty Grissaffi Geraldine Hagemann ,QUE f ,qv-,'vf Cecilia Hall Nancy Hasting SUSM1 Hellel' 67 1? 4 in Ag Yyfr 4 Pat Herrin Mary Pat Hill Danille Hitt 'I ' t i 'xi' Sandra Huffhineg Barbara james Gretchen Johann 1 4-5 "D" ..,,' 1 Kathleen Koerbacher Ann Louise Lamberty Carol Lamping 68 1 mann., fk , t - unix y .f 3 . fl "xx: ' Patricia Lubben Patricia Lundin Eunice Malcomesius . . ,ps M' iii 'U' is--f kk?" 'Q-"' Sally McDonough Kathryn McNally Mary Miller T3 K-up QQ:-3,-f Elizabeth Mokry Ruby Morale Madere Mullen 69 cu- ,hi av M,.:'.'5 Rose Ann O'Ncill Frances Oppe Nancy Parker 'GFX' K Th' Bdfy P3flCCl'50U Glenda Prewitt Mary Quick IN AQ' -v- 5' 1.-J' Molly Rock Phyllis Rodriguez Linda Schneider 70 vf?n a!"""w "N 'J "'Tl"!' janet Schwartz Veniece Sidor Celeta Simmons ,,, S .A""f -if Sylvia Spurgin Marilyn Starr Catherine Stewart 'hun ' ff' A . 1 V, H v .2 - Frania Stovall Jeanne Strangi Paula Swain 7I lf IU' Sondra Thcriot julia Vassallo Gertrude Veleba 1' ,I A 'N 5. Mary Ann Ventura Nina Ventura Jeanette Williams 1 .i Q Q Estelle Willson Earlyne Windell f 'Qi iflfh-Y" f x..,f MARIAN YEAR Top: Gerry Cirone presents flowers tc O L d the Marian Year. 3 ur a y in the opening ceremony of Lower left: Reverend G. Groeneger, our chaplain, formally opens the Marian Year at Ursuline with his beautiful sermon inviting all to "look like your Mother." Lower right: Carol Cowan as M a scene from Nazareth in the junior's Marian Assembly. ary and Rhea Crane as the Boy Jesus depict . is if f A il' V , S ,L vt,. V ' X The year of 1953-54 was dedicated in a special way to Mary by His Holiness Pope Pius Xllg thus it is called the Marian Year. This year was opened in Rome on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Likewise, at Ursuline, the Marian Year opened with a beautiful ceremony in the afternoon. A Guard of Honor placed a flower acrostic on the Blessed Mother's altar and the prefect of the sodality placed beside the flowers the resolution of each student for the ' Marian Year. Father Groeneger urged all in his sermon to study and imitate Mary. The rosary was recited and the ceremony closed with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Another project of the Marian Year was that of the Marian Assembly to be given on the eighth of each month. The Apparitions of Mary, Mary in Art, Mary's joys, and Mary's Sorrows were themes for the programs. 73 I. CONSECRATIO . . . Upper right: Monsignor XXV. O'l5rien assisted by Reverend G. Groeneger, blesses the ring that Mother Sebastian now joyously receives. rx Lower left: The celebrant reads the beautiful prayer as Mother receives her crown of white flowers symbolic of her heavenly espousal. Lower right: Kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament held by Monsignor W. O'l3rien, Mother Sebastian recites her vows of obedience, poverty, and Chastity to Christ her l.ord. -,QQ-.13 Q4 .. ,- If i WD ,mv i "l' l f f-1.1, it Ni " t i ' s XS X X X X.-X On the morning of january 16, 1954, Mother Sebastian stood before her Bridegroom and solemnly, reverently pronounced her final vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. lfor the first time she felt the warmth of her gold wedding bandi And with this same warmth came her first sensation of spiritual security, faith, fear of her Lord, and yet an intensive, burning love for l-lim, About her head, a crown she wore, a crown of Gods white flowers. Not only did it symbolize her "specialness" on that day but it gave her a sweet taste of the time ahead when Lhrist would give her an eternal crown to wear if she remained a true spousei Wliat glory, what peace must have filled her soul that day! To be so very close to her dearest Lord was an experience not to be surpassed until next she meets her Bride- groom face to face and experiences for the first time her eternal happiness. 74 CONTEM 'Nm PL TIO REVEREND JOHN L. HEIN, SJ. Retreatant prays to St. Joseph. Relreaf Mutter sa.- 'S ,ac Retreat-a time of withdrawal from the world and of advancement in the appreciation of the things of God. Reverend L. Hein helped the seniors to realize the purpose of manys existence- eternal life. During those reverential days of silence and meditation which were blessed by the intelligent devotedness of Father Hein, we came to know God as the Eternal and Divine Lover of man. The freshman retreat was conducted by Reverend james W. Courtney SJ. of St. Charles College, Grand Coteau, Louisi- ana. With the encouragement and spiritual strength gained through the retreat exercises, we felt ready to face life l bravely. l s Two seniors, Doris Ann Brett and Carolyn Keller, say their Spiritual reading plays an important part in the rosary out of doors where Gods beauty is reflected in dailY routine of these retreatants, Arm ZUIUS and Natura 75 Rhea Crane. The Nativity Scene sets the spirit for the annual " an o 1 X , +L? THE CHRIST CHILD PARTY We are the ones who will remem- ber, for Mary has shown us the face of her Son in the face of a child. Christ Child Party given by the students. Games planned by the freshmen are played with mounting enthusiasm by these West Dallas children as Juanita. takes her turn. if W 7- l I 4" v' ,. av' Q ifhfi iii ix ."f wi ' I7 'u 8 C. i Q I n While sitting under the Christmas tree in the rotunda, joy and happi- ness are brought to this little girl as Joyce Grissaffi, 'Ioan Works, and Lucia Ribelin look on. A little bit of joy and a little bit of sadness fill the hearts of these small children as they pack up to leave after a fun-filled day. Rosita dreams of her day of fun. me 'NSN Adios! Vaya con Dios . . . Yes, He grows daily within us, this child. And Lo! It is the week before Christmas, and He appears before our very eyes in the form of a tiny boy or girl . . . poor, helpless, one of a million children is without material possessions in the world who and sometimes even the food and clothes he or she needs. It is nearing the Birthday of Christ. Advent, the prepara- tion for Christ's coming, is taking place in each of our souls. So gladly do we give to these little ones, who rep- resent the Son of God. They are the Christs and we the Wise Men, bearing gifts. But the Wise Men did not accidentally stumble upon Christ in the manger. They had to plan a route to follow, find precious gifts and pack provisions. We began our preparation with the drawing of the chi1dren's names. Then the Freshmen were put in charge of the games, and to the Sophomores fell the task of decorating the cafeteria and securing the food, the juniors were to bring the children to the party, and the Seniors to decorate the rotunda where the children would receive their presents. How little we gave'-how much we received! J Q ":"'1 HER AY Top: Our l.atly's Soalality has for its rhirf ohjcf- tive to promotc in its members a filial low of Biary, the Mother of Christ, Hcrc Patti Sue Mur- phy on her tlay of rcwption into thc Sotlality prcsc-nts Our Latly with a lily as a symhol of offering hcrSt'lf to Jesus through Mary. Cfcntcr: Tlicsc girls are L'1l1lW.ll'liil"lg on a Spuial way of life as tht-y make their solemn art of const-tration to thc lilt-astml Virgin. After a tcrm of probation, those aspirants arc offitially retain-tl into thc Sotlality. As Sotlalists they tlctlitatc thcm+ Sclxcs to Mary, antl shi: in turn. lwcwoiiins their loving Nfothcr. Bottom luft: ,lo Ann Yarbrough, Doris Ann Brett, and Barbara Iiannan, mn-mhcrs ot' Our I.atly's Committcc. fill hottlcs with Lourtlcs watur to rlis- trihxitc to thc stutlcnts on thc tclclwnition of thc fcast of Our Latly of Lourdes. The aim of Our l.atly's Committct- is to foster a spt-tial low: gintl dt-xotion to Mary. Bottom right: The Eutrharistit Committee sacks to promote a greater tlcvotion to Our Lord through thc Bla-ssc-tl Satramt-nt. Sotlalists, Patti t C Qu Murphy :intl Ann XYX-iix'cAi', arc preparing thc Lenten proiut of tht- committtmq Ifach white pin in thc hlatlc tross SyI11l'7tllilL'S an gut of rcparation to Chrixt for His muffin-rings huaiisc of sin. OF LIFE Top: Nancy Dowling, Doris Blunck, Michelle Ridings, Penny Ehlinger, Vicky Fisher, and Mary T. Tolle are demonstrating some techniques of teaching catechism which Sister Teresa has taught them. These future catechetical teachers will re- ceive diplomas after finishing the course enabling them to teach catechism. This class has been the special project of the Apostolic Committee, which devotes its time to apostolic work. Center: Dorthy Flippen raises her gavel to at- tract the attention of Pamela Rohde, Leslie Regis, jo Ann Kennerly, Patty Dalton, Mary Andriacchi, and Sara Neece. They are officers of the Holy Childhood Association which is a Sodality for the first, second, and third grades. These children make contributions of prayer and alms for the welfare of the children in mission lands. Some of the projects for these children are the ransom- ing of pagan babies, collecting of clothes, and the selling of used stamps. Bottom: The members of the central council of St. Angela's Sodality are discussing their plans for the Marian Crusade. Each committee has a specific point to develop throughout the sodality. The Guards seek to promote personal sanctifica- tion through prayer and sacrificeg the Heralds- charity in the homeg and the Cadets-modesty in dress, literature and entertainment. The officers are Ann Paschal, Bonnie Anderson, Clemence Romanet, Frances Roberts, Linda Damberg, Trude Mueller, Lynn Alexander, Jennie Piccola, Karen Stewart, and Ann Walters. r I 14 5,7 .IL-:' rg Q54 Q,--ff Zfw ' "":"!f..f'A .Ji 'Fig ....jV".s.unnI."'- J., 7' :F1...,-v7'L'.41?"'b,J U42 THE BRIGHTNESS OF AFTERNOON Christ is born to the world . . . The dawn has now withdrawn. The sun slowly progresses across the cloudless azure skies and lo! it rests in its noon day glory. It shines upon everything, gives color and meaning to everything, heals and gives life, light and heat, the warmth that goes down deep to the root of the tree and discovers the tiniest seedling in the darkness and feeds it and draws it up unto the day. Behold, such is seen in the life of Christ. He was hidden beneath His mother's heart, in her spotless, pure womb. And lol the Word was made flesh, and He dwelt amongst us in silent glory offering to us eternal life and grace-the light which illumines the soul and gives it that inextinguishable spark of Divine love. And He it is Who is the fire of Love-the warmth of which goes down deep to the depths of our souls and discovers the tiniest seedling of light, nourishes it with grace and draws it to Himself. Then as we are drawn to Him, we become a part of Him-truly His hands and voice on this earth. It is the Word that is made flesh, the God of wisdom, mercy and love--of Life itself. So where that Person is at home in the human creature, and Christ, born of his life, is manifest, there must be a grace of living which touches every detail of life. His mind must be quickenedg he must see the world in wonder and reverence, he must be con- scious that privations, pain and weariness of the mind and body are prayer, but that so, too, are the pleasure and labors of his daily routine. This, then, is the aim of our Ursuline faculty-to teach the students how to live. Not only are we taught how to live the supernatural life, the life of grace, but also we are taught how to live the other life, the natural life of body and soul. In the Ursuline system of education there is a certain plan for our spiritual and physical education, for since Christ abides in each of us there must be that grace of living which touches every detail of life. The nuns and the lay teachers endeavor to fulfill this plan in our daily courses dealing directly with our intellect and will. Thus is the soul trained, as is the body in physical education courses. But existing in each course and activity is a way of life-we think and act with Christ. In everything we do, the Wford is made flesh, and if we will, we can behold in each- other His glory, Who is dwelling among us. 8I Every day the student hody president, joan Wcvrks, gives the daily announcements and activities over the puhlic address system. , with thc r. bcmkwvusy by fresh- pw plastit IIC gold A rc Rul lliltltlfxlrlialdcmls kind moulenll wuncll-l Nleilnsnn schools 5 . - if we SNK- ldlnfl ag mam mernlgggxia Han, mera Muilillla Vfwsallw' ani THE STUDENTS The Student Council began the school year with the installation of officers. At this ceremony the officers pledged themselves to loyal service of stu- dents and faculty. liach officer explained the pa- troness, motto, colors, and flower chosen by the re spective classes. Members of the Council assisted by upperclassmen helped to plan the new system of student discipline and took the res on. 'bl p si i ity for the order in the school. r L A,-',,--"9" rg Sri nl E the srudenth ein' 0 - 1 C ' newly elected mciilllixsro the Scllciolkmeach qlaS5 chtislfe The ,Wag to SC . - ghis 5 ' . ht Mic C h-mse td in brig - K I Pleilgiidncof offlfffi Atjlgnlalilers Gfivludgf ,Eleanor Padglri Sm S m0 C' Ann Cav ' M ma Y-ampl ' N 3 Saint asla isa Callahan. in Works. YP usda Ken- Rldlnggi -ilf1l?LlKaellen Tlmflfffllglwleen Malling' R Bette ri ' - yoyce Griss. . z Ribfillni , .4 . Shall. and Vlflf-mm MMS 4 4 PEAK... Organization of the Christ Child party, the de- signing and procuring of book covers distinctly Ursuline, 11 treat for the student body as reward for the all-out Mission effort . . . these were a few of the many things carried out by the Council. .loan Wforks as Student Body President has demon- strated her leadership and abilityg not only does joan have ideasg she works to make the ideas click. Above- ' A 'he rules f g'0UP of the :ard on thglxtlie new systeI?lPP61'c1aS5men ', ll I . of H1 MCR0dmcJnd Ci He' J- McC ist'-Ident discfei' to make u . .nd C. Cqmpbfi frey. M' SHP 1116. Workinp ' ell, ' 165, S Gi 8 ' bbOns Right- i . By order is fflllular me . s l maint ' etmgs Co gd at eachairf-d..Prob1em5oj the student b . 0Wan, N essron, H te Preset! Qard, Sch aid, .Otto D B ere represe .ted, discuss d ool i . I-en T Ilfrgg the 6 and ' b ' Callahan Oafd and K MC are ' Don. Above: The coveted Loyalty Banner is tied for by the Freshman and Senior classes. The loyalty banner is awarded to the class which has the highest percentage of activity points accumu- lated during an eight weeks period of time. Judy McElreath proudly displays the banner to Danille Hitt. .3 Mrs. Charles Cavin, our chemistry and science teacher has returned to Ursuline after one year's absence. Her gentleness, warmth, and fun-loving kindness are felt throughout the school. In her teaching she stresses the many ways that chemistry affects the lives of the students. Through- out her classes Mrs. Cavin allows chemistry to open the door to many other fields through which one can enlarge the scope of knowledge and application. She believes that sciences offer and teach a logical method of thinking and reasoning as facts establish other facts. REACTIONS A D ,yr . I' 11+ The aim of the newly established science club is to further the love of science in those especially in- terested. A field trip to the hospital showed us the technical aspect of a hospital. rx LNAYKNIY l FIELD Top: Mrs. Cavin with flask and supplies begins another experi- ment at her favorite haunt-the lab table. Left: Members of the chemistry class often talk about their love of this science as developed in them by Mrs. Cavin. Bottom: A few members of the Science Club are busily prepar- ing their bulletin board. Left to right: V. Sidor, B. Berry, T. Overstreet, lvfclilreath, S. Oloughlin, K. Koerbacher, E. O'Rourke and li. james. . 'N REVIEWS . . . Mother Adelaide, sophomore sponsor, keeps busy with various activities throughout the school year. Mother teaches two civics classes, American History, and Sociology. Besides teaching, Mother is the mod- erator of the Student Council and sponsor of the Home Economics Club. Several guest speakers and demonstrators were in- vited to the meetings of the Home Economics club. The girls learned the importance and the fun in planning and caring for a home. In sociology class, propaganda booklets with orig- inal themes were the results of a very worthwhile project. In this class students are encouraged to carry with them the Christian principles which will be .1 means of changing the world. Under Mother's direction as Mission Moderator for Ursuline Academy, plans took shape. A Mexican dinner and carnival brought a profit of 353725 for Ursuline missionaries. Top: Mother Adelaide as sacris- tan prepares the vestments for Mass. Left: Mary Lou Peterschmidt, Joyce Grissaffi, Bette Pringle. and Kathleen McRedmond, mem- bers of the Home Economics Club, look on while Patty Kee- han gives a demonstration on the club's new sewing machine. Bottom: The American History students examine the United States Constitution as a part of the study of democracy. Left to right: Sybil Fain, Theresa Callahan, Caroline Kirkpatrick, and Kathleen McRedmond. Miss lioyer selects the picture postcards from her collection for the day's class. These views coupled with Miss lioyer's experiences in France make classes most interesting. .-a Sondra The-riot declines a Latin noun for her interested classmates, Molly Rock, -ludy Dean, Sandra Huffines, and Kathryn McNally. Kathleen Moran, Ursula Lobello, and Catherine Neuhoff, French l students, enact a typical French sidewalk-cafe SLLTIC. LOOM OF Miss Frances Boyer has been teaching at Ursuline for two years. She has made a great contribution to the school as .1 lfrenth and latin teacher. She believes that since more than halt' ot' our linglish words tame from the Latin through the lfrench, many students im- prove their spelling, increase their vocabulary and understand better what they read in lfnglish because of these studies. Those who carry these studies to a higher level have the interesting experience of contacting great cultures different from their own. ln her classes Miss Boyer tries to show students how to im' prove their ways of study and their methods of taking tests, by speaking of the methods that are recognized as best by authori- ties who are trained and experienced in helping students in such work. .I -J A few members of the freshman Latin Class have a vocabulary refresher. P. Rodrigues, M. Quick, bl. Schwartz. P. Grady, A. Lamberty. and M. Miller. GUAGES . . . Mother Berchmans is our Latin and Spanish teacher. She has a unique method of teaching by which she makes use of the students sense appeal. If you ask anyone who has ever been in ,mam her class what it was like, she would answer, "There was never a dull moment." Mother Berchmans always keeps her classes in- teresting. A special day like Lincoln's or Wasl1ington's birthday never passes without some type of Latin or Spanish program ap- propriate for the occasion. Mother Berchmans commands the march of the Sophomores legions through the Alps, and she is also in charge of the Juniors and Seniors Ciceronic senate. The gay "senoritas" learn their "muy bien's" under her capable di- 5 l rection. To Mother Berchmans is given the credit for the Cicero l Latin Assembly which really proved to the entire student body , her favorite motto, i'L:IfjlIrl Viz'if." i Mother Berchmans' unusual imagination is dem- onstrated here as she prepares another interesting Latin bulletin board. , R g 5 Memento Htiiii SUIA PULVIS ES tl i Near a classroom shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, M. Brett, M. Stiles, C. Campbell, P. Grissaffi, members of the Spanish II class, sing with a favorite record, "Buenos Propositosf' Above: S. Sommerfeldt, A. Browne, P. Harrington, and M. ership, in connection with their study of Caesar. The eight Beatitudes embodying the' principles of Christ, lead to peace, in contrast, are Caesar's imperialistic policies, resulting in war. Left: A near-tragic scene, when Fulvia's life is threatened, from the Latin play, "Dux Femizm Fizrtif' composed and presented by members of the Cicero class: M. Hastings, J. McCaffrey, J. Timm, C. Neuhoff, and A. Wleaver. Hand, members of Latin II class, discuss contrasts in lead' 9 fx Mrs. P.1lIlIllCPNK!-QHIIKLIIUII m M 4 , lf 'usu'Ap' ITITQIIIIUII mal num . . . I . fC-ltllff, lms dune muah In Ikustur .lu intcrcsl in good musk hr.-rc at llrsulumn She lms lvccn IIISIFLIINCIIILII in pru- Lllflllg tukcts tu thc D.xlI.1s Symphony for sludm-nts who wishful to .lttcnnl tllc uuucrts during thc- lust ya-.1r. BCLLILISC of llL'l' cflfnrts, ilu- l.fK'SI1I11Llll class w.1s gllslcf tu prc'sc'nt Al Musk AI7IWTC'kiLlfil7I1 l7I'4!gI'.llN for thc Imrunts. ll IS Mrs. Pmklingtuxms lnclicl' that the APPRECIATIO ... Mrs. Pmklingtun's fine mllcctiun of records pululmsui by thc Pzlrcnts' Assmiation is Ll great :lid in thc planning uf her Music Appwcigltiun Cuursv. ,.-4' as Sd-mcidff Q bCfXY' L' Q HPYC n F gmvgdx. vfgpxrc Khc xk s 5 Q ' '. - , vs. Vk"k9'StMkNmv. W Q. Lamvmb' su. LA N. Vufkff- C' HA U Clll gc tv.-Q11-.1-gcr mn .lttnin Ll lulzlnccd sunsc ui' x.1luc's, A vfQU1N- Cigtxon Wm' 4 5 1, xr - A , , xt. fm 'fl hut Lbptkwl , ' W .i hc HYUWS' 'Xhnn1S- 5' ,Q on 05 K F Mokry. 54 wx , mth QXPUN X Above- E- FYCUVX 1-uw Ko 1XXuSW'L 'x-I-Cn fu. S' HQUL1 .u cm ' I , ,Mun ' tm .HN - Loft: A group of music lovcrs: C. Stewart, M. Starr, S. Mc- Donough, B. jnmcs and M. -I. Byrne. 88 I I EXPRESSIO ... liottomz Pauline Phelan interprets a bit of poetry to a sect Mother Margaret Mary's Literature III class. Right: Mother Margaret Mary prepares to le rings. Bflftom . 5 TI . their We lf Dc-bu! Ckly Club ' C Sm ' ' H65 J ion of ave class as the bell P ' . f eriods to perfect tfraatlce debate d err debatin urjng Q 8 abilities one of Mother Margaret Mary and Mother Mela- nie are the co-sponsors for the large fresh- man class this year. Mother Margaret Mary, who is uite an expert in the teaching of the Cl fundamentals of grammar and writing, teaches English to the freshmen and litera- ture to the juniors. Mother Melanie, a great lover of litera- ture, keeps both seniors and sophomores busily interested. Mother also sponsors the Debate Club. In Debate Night at Ursuline the topic was: "Resolved that the taking of Latin in High School should be optional." Judy Abright and Marcia Stiles represented Ursuline. Nineteen representatives of the Debate Club went to the debate tournament at Houston. The topic here was the national one: "Resolved that the president should be . I ,, elected by the direct vote of the peop e. 4 rr in .fffj Ri ht: Mother Melanie points with satisfaction t z'-Y which displays her favorite subject-literature. o a bulletin board 89 i-T-173: ll-1' "fav A Q' E21 , Q .aa.:afImaew,. ,.A"' ww, ." .ff PATTERNS A D Mother Sebastian and Miss Madelein Youmans are both artists, only in different fields. Mother Sebastian is in charge of algebra and geometry classes while Miss Youmans sponsors the art club and art appreciation classes, Although it may seem strange to link algebra and geometry with art, they are very closely connected with one another. Miss Youmans is an artist because she is able to take different types and shades of colors and with the aid of a brush and her skillful imagination blend them together to form a beautiful pattern on .1 blank canvas. Mother Sebastian is an artist too for she is able to take insignificant numbers and strange figures and with the aid of a piece of chalk and a scientific mind paint a logical pattern on the minds of her students. Both Miss Youmans and Mother Sebastian endeavor to transfer to their students a little of their artistic skill and knowledge. In addition to math and religion Mother teaches psychology also. 1.23. Top: Mother Sebastian's artistic skill is portrayed ,,,3jf in her ability to form a logical pattern through the use of numbers and figures. Center: The sophomore algebra students are en- grossed in the baffling art of solving equations. Lower left: The members of the Art Appreciation class endeavor to refcreate on canvas God's wonder- land. Bottom: Miss Youmans artistic ability is shown through her skillful and expert use of brushes and colors. 90 PRO E The library this year found itself under the capable direction of Mother Leonie and Mrs. F. Holland. Their generous guidance was ever ready and gladly given. Right-hand assistants of the librarians were the members of the Library Club. This club opened its year with a gala celebration of National Book Week. A Book Circus changed the library into a huge Big Top. A Book Ball attended by book characters climaxed the week. The library and the bulletin boards were kept up-to-the-minute with appropriate displays and posters. The next event on the calendar was Catholic Book Week, The read- ing of Catholic literature was stressed and in particular, Catholic magazines were collected and sent to the needy. Top: Mrs. Holland, our gracious librarian, is always at our service. Center: Slides are helpful in instructing these new A Wings' assistant-librarians. Myrna Lamping, president of the club, gives the lesson. Bottom right: Ann Browne displays part of the ex- hibit for a Book Circus while Mrs. Holland selects appropriate books. Bottom: Mother Leonie letters some new books which will be sought eagerly by students. 1 Wolff Mimi " 'i:' 11 ...lil A pleasing smile and a winning personality are the characteristics of our Miss Hines. A lover of music from 'way back, she has instilled a part of this love into her students. It was she who was responsi- ble for our highly suctessful Fall Ifrolics in which eat h class participated. The entire song-filled produc- tion was planned out and discussed by students of the individual classes. This took many hours of hard work generously donated by Miss Hines. Our Christ- mas program, enjoyed by audience and performers alike, was a perfect prelude to the holidays. Miss Hines sponsors the Ursuline Glee Club and has an excellent group to work with for all her programs. She has also made possible many favor- able contacts for Ursuline students, She it was who successfully brought so many fine speakers to our Career Week in March. Carole Huffines Barbosa, an Ursuline Alumnae member, played the part of the Ma- donna. Her little son was the Christ Child. Lower right: The voices of the juniors and seniors ring out in joyous song at the Christmas Program. 92 ELCDY . . . During February, the Choral Club pre- sented a delightful program for the Serra Club at the Baker Hotel. Inset: Bishop Thomas K. Gorman con- gratulates the Choral Club on their per- formance. Lower right: The freshmen portray their parts in the wild, woolly West, as cowboys, Indians, and city dudes. Lower left: The New York skyscrapers swing and sway to the tune of "Ear: Side, lVert Side" while a clothes line dances across the stage. The seniors with their Eastern pro- duction were announced the winners. Opposite page, lower left: In the Fall Frolics theme "Va- mlion Land U.S.A.," the juniors with their "you-alls" and parasols chose to give us a Charming glimpse of the Old South. Lower right: Way up in the cold, cold North the sopho- mores gather around in amazement to watch the dancing snowman. -1-4' Center In preparation for the plly Imc Obst Eleanor Packard, inl Mrs Hcnry spcntl muth time blocking, out sceneg here the stirs go into ittmn on opcnini, night xx ith 1 scheming stepmother, TARRIN G "It is very gratifying to discover talent in shy, young girls and to mold them into confident self-expressive women," says Mrs. jean Henry, speech and dramatics teacher at Ursuline. Dra- matics is very essential in a well-rounded course of studies as well as in personality development. Participation in plays de- velops a sense of responsibility in the students and likewise teaches them to be unselfish. Through the Drama Club and the senior play, Mrs. Henry was able to carry out her aim in a better way. The senior play, Shubert Alley, and the Mission Night program, both directed by Mrs. Henry, were real tributes to her ability. PM Upper left: "Expression, more expres sion, girls," smiles Mrs. Henry, held of the speech department at Ursuline YOU... Right: Nancy Otto as Hatty fulfills her role as the leading lady's go- hetween in the theatre and an efficient secretary. Center: Judy Mclllreath as Helen adds a note of prankishness as she tussles with Nancy Ann, Pat O'I-learn, for a letter. Bottom left: Rose Lobellos artistic creativeness is transforming Joyce Grissaffi into an old, wrinkled lady. Bottom right: After the applause for the cast died down, jane Ohst, star of the production, offers Mrs. jean Henry an orchid in appreciation for her many hours of coaching. Opposite page, bottom left: The swift yet silent change of settings was the ac- complishment of willing stage hands who managed beautifully. Bottom right: Kathy McReclmond spot- lights the actresses on stage according to the instructions of Doris Ann Brett. 95 -C l THE POWER IM' , . .ll1'f'n'fr111 X l is limit Xtailiuvx lililiiii-ii.: liriiil T it .. .. 1 ... t , I x l Vw-or llnli Ilwlllwml lluilfiri X S I lf I ll ll ' l isuliut Xlxcwni Xi-ilu I lL N lui Mother Mary, teacher of the journalism class and ul inoilcrator of thc- Press Cluh, proudly shows the latest issuc ol thc- Mc-rician. In addition to moderating thc Sodality of Our Lady and teaching French in the grade and high school, Mother Mary became sponsor of the school paper at mid-term. Since that time tl . , , ,, ' vc- ,ml lfurtula, Margaret Gei- Almvc-Z l'.lgc' lfxlitors, Nlitli sc-l' lwlilor in fliicf lin t M , , - - . g ,. cl 'ost-rg Lucia Rihc-lin, and Vlosrpliim' ci.llll'f.ll1U plan thc malcc-up of the next INNIIC. Right' 'lixtra' lZxtra"' Members of the Press Club. Sanilra Sliaw, SI Vl. l. "' A' ici 1 liticcrty, Doris Blunck. Penny ltlilinlrgca, and Ijlllllll' Hitt L . gl rc-acly for their cus- Ionlcrs 4. fl mcrc haw been regular issues of the Mcrician on the twenty-seventh of Cach month. A Marian News as a special project of the Marian Year was also under Mothers dir Cction. WWI uf" gym? l ...Q OF ORD is 1 x lil Y ,XY -XY?Xvr: M ii t, N 3? A i ' ,'1i'Lll5WA ,. "X -J Www-. ',- , I , Xe 'lim 513- 'Ne' X g 1 an ,urls 5 ,J .,f- .Z ,M , Right: The Acres' staff, Myrna Lamping, Janice Wells, Patti Sue Murphy and Maria Regan work desperately to meet the annual deadline. Write .. . erase lay out always working against time! Missing from d h l'l much of the picture is Eleanor Packar , w o tic the feature material for the yearbook. - 5-wt t mr '---vi..1i W The Acres' Co-Editors, Barbara Bannan and Jane Obst in a leisure moment gaze longingly at a fin- ished annual. Visions of the Acres' '54 dance in their headsshut oh! when will those visions become a leather-bound reality? Left: The staff didn't dream how much work there was to do on just one annual. But they soon found out and gratefully acquired some indispensable volun- teers, who are Joan Works, Judy McElreath, Martha McCullah, Doris Brett, Joyce Grissaffi, Nancy Wright and Bette Pringle. 'ii All -po- 1 e . V mam 5howS ' al volldball varsity The cxCepflo?before'?.amC CXUUSQA technique 'n ' h i, ,grimy and THE ROAD TO Miss Merle Kugler, who hails from Louis- iana, teaches physical education to the entire school through a well-planned program. She endeavors to develop a spirit of self-assurance and independence in each one of her students through sports. Under her supervision the volleyball season started at the beginning of the school year. Miss Kuglcr chose the 1953 varsity team which was very successful with only one loss on the record. In the intramural games the seniors arose victors, capturing the volleyball champion- ship. At the beginning of the second semester, Miss Kugler selected the basketball varsity. The team played games in Dallas, Fort Worth and New Orleans. Again, the seniors defeated all comers to win the basketball tournament. VOLLEYBALL SCORES Ursuline ..,r,,. ....... 2 3 25 ............rr..,,.,,.,,,., ...... S t. Edwards Ursuline .....,. ....... Z 8 I2 ....... ...........,,..,..,,,,,,... H ockaday Ursuline... ....... 53 18 ..........,. Our Lady of Good Counsel Top: Miss Merle Kugler, Ursuline's physical education teacher, shows a group of students the correct way to serve a ping-pong ball. Middle: Deeply involved and thorough- ly interested in a fast game of ping- pong are our avid enthusiasts Mary Pat Hill and Alice McRedmond. VICTORY. . . In the months that followed the basketball season, ping-pong and tennis tournaments were held throughout the school. P.E. Field Day was Miss Kugler's final project of the year. Various athletic events filled the day held for our parents and friends. To promote a more active sports program in the school and to create interest in it, an athletic council was formed in 1950 under the supervision of Miss Kugler. BASKETBALL SCORES Ursuline ,,...., ..,.... 5 6 37 .................... Ursuline, New Orleans Ursuline ,...... .,,,.., 4 0 12 ......,..... Our Lady of Good Counsel Ursuline ....... r..,,.. 2 6 25 .,,. Our Lady of Victory, Ft Worth Top: Taking notes at a weekly Athletic Council meeting are M. Peterschmidt, J. Marino, J. McCaff- rey, M. McCullah, J. Weed, C. Neuhoff, B. Dowling, E. Winclell. U. McCaffrey, N. Hastings, F. Oppe, M. Miller, C. Lamping, A. McRedmond, and J. Timms. Standing are B. Pringle, secretary, and Kathy Mc- Redmond, president. Middle: It's time for tennis, and Catherine Neuhoff is at it again. Constant practice makes perfect! Lower right: Kathy McRedmond throws an overhead pass to Barbara Dowling while the rest of the bas- kethall varsity picks up a few pointers. MERIC Boarding life huge family, some thirty or boarders' except that this family numbers girls. The mothers in charge, mistresses as the , y are called, are Mother Sebastian and Mother Cyril. A special treat this year was the presence of Mrs. Martin, who as housemother, smoothly governed the affairs f . . o Merici Hall. Merici Hall itself, is the large house in which this unique family life takes place. Fach day at Merici Hall always begins with the Mass and Holy Communion, the perfect beginning of any day. Chores are always a necessary part of every family day, and each resident student has her daily duties. Study is an important part too, and at Ursuline resembles a Top: Thursday night is dress -up night for dinner and then there is fun in the recreation room as the resident students plan the weekend. Center: Sandra Foley sends her latest account of the news, homeward. Lower left: Sarah O'Loughlin jokes with Penny Ehlinger, resident student from Puebla, Mexico, while Mary june Esteve, who hails from Brazil, makes the last minute alterations, . , 1 P as 1. 5 '- M are X-oss . ,- 6 vdr H LL.. so regular time is set aside for it. "All work and no play" is not the motto of the board- ers, for recreation is the best part of any day. Ballroom and square dancing instruct- ions are given on each Monday, and Thurs- day evening is devoted to a courtesy class. Special parties are given on such feasts as Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and Epiph- any, and each girl is given a birthday party. Saturday is a special day for sewing classes, and the boarders concoct their own meals. Life at Merici Hall is complicated, yet so much fun. Nowhere as that which l line. Top: Mother Cyril is caught in the midd telling session. C ter: Mrs. Martin's motherly t oug en in the Valentine Party for the girls. Lower right: Saturday morning is a busy one. Bottom: Earlyne Windell gives Gertru e of advice: Beth approves. is there such a family ives at Merici Hall at Ursu- le of a story- h htfulness is shown buff' d Veleba a word . I . .Ax K f ,IV ,- dvr Q 0 if X V-X-.X x 'l'1'?Fl?'?'V'f??Wif'l't?i., " ily... " ,., ..-, THE SHADOWS OF EVENING Christ dies, but the Spirit comes . . The night comes swiftly. The sun shone brightly-then all in an instant, it was gone. Light is gone, warmth is gone, but peace and serenity come with the darkness and the coolness. 5 Such is the cycle of the life of Mary finterwoven, replaced as it were, with the lifc of Christj. For Christ died one day. Our Lady lost Him. She had died to self many years before, but now she truly died in Him. He had taken His flesh and blood from her flesh and blood. They were one. When His head fell upon His breast in submission to death, Mary's life was ended because He was no longer in it. But there is always Pentecost--in the life of every Christian, as there was in the life of Mary. Christ had told her that He must go so that the Spirit of joy and knowledge and understanding would come. And so in preparation for our embarkation into mun- dane waters, the night comes to Ursuline, and with the night the Holy Spirit. Solemn words are spoken. And in the quiet of the night their impression is deep. The Holy Spirit through our Ursuline mothers is molding our intellects to remember-even though Christ may seem to vanish from our lives in many future days- lo remember that He is always with us. He dwells among us, and we can behold His glory in each other. And in the night, we have known happiness only as the young in heart can know it. But why? Why will we remember the joy of working together, of being together, of making life-long friends, of doing everything through a motive of love? Because the Spirit has come upon us and given us understanding and counsel. We realized, we appreciated, the real significance of all the things we learned and enjoyed. Now we could look forward to the new day with hope and confidence. I03 In the liall, the impressive lfreshman Reception Ceremony was held. Bette Pringle as president of the Senior Class welcomed the lfreshmen to Ursuline and wished them success in their coming years at Ursuline. Patty Keehan gave an account of St. llrsul.i's lite, and how it applies to every Ursuline girl. The lite of St, Angela was told hy Margaret Cieisel, and Martha Mcffullah explained the sym- holism ot' the serviam pin and Ursuline motto: Loy- alty, Courtesy and Courage, lfath lfreshman then lighted her candle from that ot' a Senior symholizing their admittance into the Student Body. Susan lleller as the representative of the lfreshman Class pledged their loyalty to Ursuline. Alter the teremony the Seniors honored the Fresh- men and their mothers with a reception. THE S LI E Top: The Freshmen, having completed their uni- forms, solemnly process to their places hefore the Seniors, where those who know the rules of the school .ind what is expected of them are to signifi- cantly give those who are new the flame of grow- ing knowledge, Left: A step forwai'd--symholiving to the Freshmen a greater development spiritually, mentally and phy- sically through their next four years at Ursuline. llavmg taken the pledge ot' loyalty and ohedicnte to their school the newly attepted memhers leave their places full ot' determination -to prove to the student hody that they are worthy to hear the name l'rsnIinc-girl. FAMILY SPIRIT... Geraldine Hagemann and Judy Abright present greetings for the student body to Reverend Mother Celeste Hanlon, O.S.U. Provincial of the Ursulines of the Central Province. The students felt especially honored to have Reverend Mother Celeste here at Ursuline as it was Reverend Mother's first visit to the new academy. After the presentation of our gifts, the words of welcome by Patty Keehan and the singing of the school song by Patricia O'Hearn, Reverend Mother spoke beautifully on the desires of the Holy Father in regard to the Marian Year. The students were urged to imitate Mary so that the compliment cherished by every child, "you resemble your Mother," could be applied to them. We shall long remember the inspiring words and the gracious smile of our Reverend Mother Provincial. I05 X l Standing heneath the protettive figure of St. Ursula. Bette Pringle and Margaret Geisel take a quiet delight in sur- veying their much-desired rings. The Senior Class of '54 proudly stands hefore you. Antici- pation is high as Teresa Tnlle, ringhearer, holds the tray of rings. ITH A Ring Ceremony will always hold a very special place in the memories of us seniors. Our Ursuline rings set us apart from the populace as women whose lives are dedicated to loyalty, courtesy, and courage, Holy Mass opened our memorahle day, it was the feast of St. Angela. After the Mass our rings were hlessed and lfather Groeneger spoke to us ot' the real meaning hehind the ceremony of receiving rings The freshman class then served us a delicious hreakliast and wished us well. Alter taking our places on the stage at eight o'clock that evening, we sang Schuhert's "Are illrlflixlli and Bette Pringle, our President, gave the words of wel- come. Reverend Mother Margaret Mary explained the symbolism ot' the ring lilies, the purity and spotless lite of true youthg the palm, the leadership and victory ot a valiant womang the shield and sword, the strength of soul needed in all walks of liteg the cross, a living faith, the flaming torch, religion, the links and the helmet, loyalty and courtesy, the hook, grand aim of the Ursuline Order of giving to youth knowledge, both human and divine. Then we received our rings proudly and took the Ursuline Ring Pledge in which we promised to live up to the standards set before us. We closed the ceremony hy singing our new school song, "O lliivn- line, Om' l7r.s11ln1e," composed by our classmate, Pa- tricia O'Hearn. c qn . 1:1 1-,gr nt ir: iff? T9 "lg 51:1 lllll-i,. A :N 'M The broad smile on Barbara Keuehel's face relays to her family and friends all the excitement and happiness she feels as Reverend Mother slips that precious Ursuline Ring on her finger. Their hearts still a-flutter with much joy and excite- ment. Margaret Geisel, Patti Sue Murphy, Eleanor Packard, Bette Pringle, and janet Moser pause for it few moments between ceremony and reception given by the junior flass to fervently consecrate themselves to Mary. , -gl Martha McCullah, jo Anne McCaffrey, and janice Wells dress up Mr. Snowman for his debut in Senior Snow Ball wonderland. SENIOR SNOW BALL December 27 . . . It is the night of the gala Senior Snow Ball. How we have decorated with crystal snowflakes, glossy angel hair, twinkling blue lights and "modern snowmenf' How we anticipated the crowning of the unknown queen - the one girl in the class who had found a cherry in her queens cupcake. And how our hearts warm tonight as we meet Reverend Mother and Mother Dolores Marie in the rotuncla, and they wish us a wonderful time on this star-filled evening. Now we take our friends upstairs to a wonderland of music and laughter and friends. In the midst of the gaiety, the music stops suddenly-everyone is summoned downstairs. This is to be the big moment. A hush falls as all eyes turn toward the door out of which will step the queen, her crownbearer and attendant . . . After the crowning we return to winterland for the queens dance. We gather to chat at refreshment time, and then all too soon the dance is over. "Goodnight, Sweetheart" echoes across the ballroom, and we close our eyes tightly, as if to make the memories of this last moment of a perfect night stay with us forever. S Enjoying themselves as usual are Mitzi Furtula and Bob Lozica. Patty Keehan and David Dahm pause to ad- mire the whirling couples in the icy wonder- land. -C I08 i 11' 41. The expressions on the faces of these seniors and their escorts de- pict great expectation as they await the entrance of the Snow Ball queen and her court. an rea., .WJ 3'i JP E A an Q 1 i ...avr S. Wi, I pf X, 5 Her Majesty, Pat O'Hearn . . . the crownbear- er, Barbara Keuchel . . . and the first attend- ant, Doris Ann Brett! ! ! We had always known that our queen Mary would choose this queen and court, and that we would be happy and pleased with her choice. Now that we see her selection, we rejoice. Her Majefly, QUEEN PAT O'HEARN Q 5, . 4 if iff? v., S ' .cet in Ee Surprise and revelation of the big secret . . . identity of the queen and her court . . . Barbara Keuchel carries the crown and Doris Ann Brett first attendant, crowns the queen. 'M , B A a. : ,ef up r f-arrig 7 I09 MISSION NIGHT A winsomc look goes out to the beautiful hritle tloll from a little girl who would just love to win her in the ruffle. . ,M-vm if If F "W," W 0 K it J, ,i I 1 1 s' Saws 'Tao ...un- It's not as easy as it looks those pennies and nickels seem to always find their way through the holes in the chicken wire rather than to the saucers. But it's surely a lot of fun to try! 4 I 1 N .C X 1 1 The annual Mission Night was on February 13. This well coordinated event uti- lized the effort, enthusiasm and hard work of grade and high school. The missions and the mis- sionaries motivated the great success that this night brought. Ursuline hit the high point of its mission endeavor with a clearance of 33,725.00 Right: The short skit, "H iz Atv p y journey," by Thornton Wilder was suc- cessfully staged in the Mission Night Talent Show by Colleen Malone, Nancy Otto, Joanne Mc- Caffrey, Marilyn Brett, and Carolyn Keller. .......---M'-' Above: The three bears' grab bag seems to be very popular with the younger set. Those sweet little smiles and pleading eyes always bring out the nickels and dimes from Mom's purse. Center: The jungle booth was kept busy with adults and children alike buying the various religious ar- ticles that were on sale. .,,...Cc1:::1,wffe rf ,r.. ...ss M -- was .alllh fvutti llit' lxiimil strilus tip. .intl D.lNItl D.il1m, llltty Kvtlniii. liiiimx lltivitg M.urv hui Pctursilimiilt iinil -lviry Alli-ii itlttl tlit' Cii.ii1-l M.iiilw Riliglit l"tlw.ir-l If-itlm, liill lflc-ming, f,.ii'ulyn Ki-lit-r .intl l'.itti Nui' Mtiipliy ili.it In-t--it 4.'Xtl1.lI1IlLlFlKQ PLIXTIICIN VK'lIllL' Uni' l,.iilv tririn lic-i' wliitt' tlirum' lmilxs tlivvri. II2 IGHT OF A tl-w wet-ks lwtlort- thc Pruitt, thc iuiiiurs wt-ru sccn stiirrying .tlwout tllc liills with silwr migiiolii lcxixcs .intl sp.1rliltml notes, ll.lts .mtl sl1.lI'lWS. 'l'lit-ir liomc multi siuulli-tl nl lrusli luiiitg littlt' piles ot tiglitly simile-tl lmxvs lay iii .1 iiwm-r. lt xxpis .ill iluitu lx-wilalci'iiig tn tllc scniiwrs who just touliliit iiimgim' wlmt thc Prom tlctoixttiuiis xxoultl look like. Hut im thi' uciiiiilig ul l'L'l5fll.lfy JU, tht' sciiiurs iurinsity wits tlt-liglitltilly s.1tisl'it-il. Misty wills ut' grcun .iiigcl l1.1ir spriiiklul with tliousaiiils ot glisf ti,-iiing silxci' im-.isurcs .mil im-ltuilics prmiilt-tl thc lWLltl'iKLIfl7L1I1tl tm' the lllivl -liiiiiur-Scnior Pruitt. Thu tltiiiiiiig tliills tl1.1t wut' iiiilwulilt-il iii tlit- toiin ltnt in tif ol gixitc .tiiil lwtatllx' to ilic' misty '4 - . . flllllll. Twp: Mi11'ti.1 Stilvs .mtl lk-rgiis lit-iitlvy piss tliiougli tlmt' iimgit tlimi'xx.ix', tht- ginntl in llllflkt' to l'.lI1l.l5l.l. ""'- -Ill ll llllq-M - A Al' A 'ii .3 ' 'li A I 14.1 ls... up - is ,. W., Y J TASY . .. Musical instruments, high on the wall, blew forth their silver notes of music throughout the entire dance. Wfhen the silver candelabra were lighted, the golden glow spread to the shimmering slender letters that spelled out "Ffzz1ta.i-Za." As each couple entered the door, Our Blessed Lady, standing on a cloud of white angel hair, smiled down on them. The theme "IQ111lfz.i-hi" was an appropriate one, for the room itself looked like a musical fantasy which lent itself to an evening of joy, while the people in it looked as if they were enchanted with the dance. Top: Sally Gibbons and her escort, Tommy Peeler, smile broadly for the photographer, giving evidence of the Wonderful time they're having. Sally was not only one of the hos- tesses to the Prom, but a gracious hostess to her own party given for the juniors before the Prom. .-il """"" :.ll 'C i: Qiil ni' 5 Middle: Dorothy Daniels and Walter Stoneham walk down the candlelit hall as they prepare to leave after an enjoy- able evening, Left: Nancy Wright, Bill Otto, Gerry Cirone and Charles Brown stand midst the land of fantasy discussing the ex- quisite decorations. II3 N, Y, -.i..a.-func evfpwifffw K - ' 5- 1 e .,f,.W,1. ' ,f 4 www. 7 - X Y . gk . fisfxv-.imfyfk ff iii ' A2 S . H :ik F.-fi 4 4 wwfw fi. - fwiikz aff 5 T31 5 Q Q E 5' W- M sy N.. ? K W 4 b , z . K' . x k X M ' f Y' v Q., A f' f ' Q . . ., . THE DARKNESS OF NIGHT We shall search for Christ . It nears the dawn of a new day-tomorrow. Before the first hazy forerunners of the rising sun spread across the overhanging sky, in the quiet grey stillness, we ponder . . . we, the students of Ursuline today, pause. We must look forward, for, if not tomor- row, then the next day or the next, we shall leave this House of the Living God to make our way in the noisy, careworn, befuddled world. Then the Search will begin-the Search for Christ. He dwells within us, acts through us, yet still we shall search, loving Him so, hoping to know Him even more intimately with each passing day. We seek Heaven on earth. But never do we see the mercy, the wisdom, the charity of Our Divine Lover in their entirety here. Our eyes are veiled, we perceive only the least things, the unimportant things. The greatness, the boundless Beauty of Christ, we observe in snatches. It is as if we were on a whirling merry-go- round. Heaven is all around us, but we whirl so fast that we can only catch glimpses of it. Then finally in death we fall off--the movement stops, the music fades-and we look into the Face of Christ at last. The dawn will soon break. We shall feel Mary's presence with us. And take one last long look at our school where we met Our Friend, the Son Reluctantly we shall close the door and walk slowly away. And He will be us, remembering our first meeting. But we will search for the brief snatches, the glimpses of Truth all through And we shall meet Him again on a neon-lighted main street or a dark alley avenue. He is in the smile of a child . . . in the eyes of a new mother . . . in of an old priest . . . He is everywhere, enchantingly beloved. 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Cosiello Mrs. W. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cuellar Helen M. Curne Mrs. Helen M. Currie C. G. Dahm Family Bob Davis Jim Davis Lucille A. Davis Mrs. R. E. Davis Judy Dean . R. C. Donovan Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Dowling Mr. and Mrs. John Dragna Mr. and Mrs. Orville Ericksen F. Javier Esleve Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Fain Jessie Mae Fields Mrs. J. J. Finegan Lucille Fisher Mr. an-d Mrs. R. P. Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Milam Furlula Mrs. Ward Gannon Anna Mae Geisel Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Geisel Margarel' Mary Geisel Vincenl' Giangrosso FRIENDS Mrs. H. W. Goodpasier Mrs. H. Goodson L. E. Guillof Mrs. Arlhur Hammersfein Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hand Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Herrin Pal Herrin Mr. and' Mrs. W. N. Hill Helen Hines J. E. Hinshaw Bari' T. Holden Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hollow L. L. Horne ' Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Huffhines Graeme Hunfer C. B. Ingram, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. S. Jack Ingram Mr. and Mrs. Pe+e lnierranie Mrs. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keilh Dan F. Kelliher James S. Keller Rodger Koppa Mrs. R. H. Lamping Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lamonaco Mrs. LoreHa Lancasfer Miss Annie La Pary ' Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leech Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Linehan Mrs. Ciro Liso'Ho Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lubben Mrs. B. E. Main John Malavear Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Mangelsdorf Mr. and Mrs. Toni P. Marsh Mrs. R. B. Marlin Mr. Russell Mas-on Richard E. May Mr. J. H. McCaffrey Dr. Gordon McFarland Mr. W. G. McCullers Field 'McGregor Sam McKay, Jr. Mrs. W. E. McKay Mrs. L. F. McNally Rose McNally Dorofhy A. McRedmond Mr. and Mrs. M. A. McRedmond Speedy Melefio Mr. and Mrs. Charles Menlesana Mr. and Mrs. L. Miller Lena Miller Mary Miller Mr. and Mrs. Vifo Miller Dr. J. Pal Milchell Mrs. Mac Morales Mary Dee Morsbach Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Moser W. J. Moser Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mullen, Jr. Mrs. John Murphy Mr. and Mrs. Joe Musso E. Lloyd Nafoli Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Obsf Mr. and Mrs. Vicfor Odcle Mr. and Mrs. L. J. O'Ho Mr. and Mrs. Bud Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pangle Miss Josie Paiernoslro J. H. Por+er A. H. Po'Her Mrs. Geo. B. Price Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reaves Mary D. Regan Mrs. Lois Ridings Mr. and Mrs. Nafhan Rosen Robl. S. Roy, Sr. Mrs. E. B. Royce Frank Safarino Mrs. Frank Salarino J. L. Schneider Dr. P. A. Schurba George B. Shaw Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Shearer Efhel Shipps James W. Simmons, Jr. Mrs. Rae Skillern Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Sledex Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Sfiles Mrs. Alberl' Smifh L. P. Snail Sue Sommerfeldl' Sophomore Class Mr. and Mrs. Sorlie Kennelh Spies Mrs. W. J. Spies Leo Spurgin Mr. and Mrs. R. Sfehel Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Siayari' Alyce D. Siiles Mrs. B. Thornfon Mrs. Thurman Ben A. Tisinger Dr. and Mrs. Guy Tiflle Mary Teresa Tolle Alberfa Mills Turrill Mr. and Mrs. William Walsh Ar'l'hur A. Ways Mrs. Welhelmina Mr. Roy J. Weaver Mrs. John Whilrlingfon Eslelle Willson Earlyne Windell Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Wing, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Wing, Jr and Family C. Wdghr II9 gf r i , 7 1? ,s 1 ,KW ,., ,,. .......m ..-..-- wr As.. 'Wu I m fw...., , an 'S Q' ....,...H, K' wr ' v J Am, V ,.,, , , ,,, X K J ,gs 'K' -QT, '1-iw! , , gg ju. L, -' s v ,I -if i , Y W' ' Ma , ,Q,,,4gp . ww- f . -I , , X.s- ,MV , ., M -.nw -7 ,J - V .- H 'w w f- , sk"5f A f-L' ' T17 W - z'16h'.U L , M x.?fQ: ' A M A 511 5 .. . 1 ir!!! With her magic wand ready to bring forth the court, Marshal, Marcia Stiles stands poised before the opening chords ring out on the evening air. MAY DAY Every May, the May Queen with her court regally steps out to receive her subjects, the students, their parents, and friends. On a warm evening in May as dusk begins to gather about the campus stretching before the columned front verandah of Ursuline, Miss Helen Hines, seated at the piano, heightens the anticipation of the crowd with the first resounding chords of the processional. In 1954, on May 14, "Girls! Girls! Girls!" rang through the air as the seniors in pastel formals broke into the theme song of the evening. While they sang, the juniors in Italian costume of bright colors, the sophomores in Scotch and Irish attire, and the freshmen in skirts of many hues and blouses worn by the girls of Spain, entered the May scene. The court, five senior princesses, joan Works, Barbara Bannan, jane Obst, Joanne McCaffrey, and Myrna Lamp- ing, and the Maid of Honor, Theresa Callahan, slowly promenaded to their places to await the entrance of the Queen, Mitzi Furtula. Each princess found her place in a golden frame to make six living portraits. The music stopped . . . there was a tremendous rushing sound, and an all enveloping white cloud formed. When the white haze cleared away, Queen Mitzi was seated in the most beautiful frame of all. Little boy trainbearers stood at attention on either side of the central frame. it ' fl? The gala opening of the 1954 May Day was the tuneful lyric of "Girls! Girls! Girls!" sung by the seniors. Looking out at the crowd, Princess Barbara jane seeins very happy. lfive hundred spectators watched l'rsuline's May Day proceedings. Princess joan Elizabeth smiles prettily from hc-i golden frame, joan was the first attendant chosen by the student body from the senior tlass ot' thirty-one girls. Joanne Catherine cannot believe that she, too, is a princess! Dresses had to be chosen, curtsies practiced and many difficulties overcome, but May Day finally arrived and with it the thrfll that only a princess may have. Princess jane Lee radiates the joy and gladness of this wonderful night with music and dancing such as Ursuline has never seen! Dances and songs from Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Spain were included in the program. Q7 Theresa Marie, Maid of Honor, waits expect- antly to crown Mitzi as queen. Theresa will be May Queen herself in 1955 after reigning in- conspicuously for the year. Lovely Princess Myrna Ann makes a picture of a pretty girl for all the little awe-struck boys and girls in the audience to see and remember for years to come. A medley of songs featuring girls' names and sung by the entire student body 'linked the parts of the colorful pageant. P 1 v 2 f' ' " l 4 l . I Q I 4. ,, i l IQ While the rest of the school sang "A Pretty Girl if Like a Melody," the maid of honor crowned Elizabeth Marie Furtula, Queen of the May. The princesses, dressed in moss-green formals and carrying yellow and white flowers tied with trailing yellow streamers, turned in their frames and bowed as the queen's subjects applauded her. Following the coronation, the colorful pageant of song and dance began. The freshmen danced a cuchachag the sopho- mores twirled to the "1'ri.i'b lI7f1.fber1z'0mf111" and invited every- one in Scottish fashion to "I70!l0u' Me Dozwz to Cm'lo1z'," The juniors trilled 'tCfI'fbf7'flijlI'i and pirouetted to the Hlftzlimz Streef Song." The seniors' minds were on romance as they sang "Two Hem'l.r in 7ibl'f'6'Ql1:Il'f6'!' Time" and USll'6L'fbL'fII'f.liii and waltzed to the "Merry Widow Waltz." Top: Everyone holds his breathg the long-awaited moment has arrived. The beautiful diamond tiarra is placed on Queen Marie Elizabeths head. All the planning of the faculty-student committee, all the preparation and practicing, were repaid in the moment's glory. Middle: A misty veil of breaking cloud obscures the view of those who wait. A soft breeze wafts the mist away . . . Her Majesty, the Queen! Bottom: Softly illuminated in the darkness stands the May Court honoring the Queen, If E. K A ' K Q 'X' ' 4 kb E JN wi' i E 1 '-L in 'Q 4 I . V X . 7 XX xr, X jake 'X V if 5- A A V 95 X' M .ir A - 'N I B 3' iz V HER MAJESTY . . . MAY QUEEN of 1954 . . . MARIE ELIZABETH FURTULA The Queen smiles :1 gracious welcome to her subjects. Her brown eyes take in every detail, for she will remember this night-forever. 1 L ind liflhmcss 5 . , -I 1 , 1 Q ,nh fairy Nm .I CC- Pittureh A P new v h. uudm 1, ch, rue sang these hgiijcnioller C0unSc?r'iisei',LMarY Div i:Ii?rSI3lafY Vlhile thC C'hT,unds befor!! thi mrnerleldt. Lygn hm: Eva Bourke A .I f ' 1 0 . QXNN ' lanced 'hut 1 rill-hu Suk 3, NHULY that fromlgilinfsl, Roszlwvj mlastiilx Huffington' Michelle n Browne im ' Ncuholl. AH These Scottish lassies are ready to step off in the folk song "Follow ML' Down to Carlow." The hritle antl groom heading the lines are followed hy jolly well-wishers as they tlante an intricate number. Left to right: The bride. Alice MCRQ-ilmontlg C. Co- zart, S. Erickson, D. Adams. V. Fisher, the groom, P, Kc-nnedyg V. Marshall, M. Moser, j. Troy, E. O'RourkC, j. Abright, j. Wlectl and P. Carter. ,IC if a' y x V L fp!! KM va Lih- XN, N 90 My Hg. 'Q Za. .-Exif H 'WWF RX .Sir A mefuey of Songsxflamf S0f1gSX"Lmda," "Laura" 'WIafpey," ' were interspersed to carry the continuity of the th " V Here is the entire rhoral group filli ' ,R0Idlfl5,.,, et eme Girl ' ' ng the air W' ,f"'llQ,,. lr...-4 ,lf ll s. Girls' " ith thes ' ' . C,vlI'l5.V' e liltmg melodies. Italiall dancers lTkebil1geli1f re,-1 and Yell0W'i ivhirl in tambourmes an the Chorus lively' Ziegf SWR-H 'ngS' 'H , J Penny ian Stanffzgjt The lines Ehlingef 5 moving- MARIA "The joy, the honor, and the glory of our people" is Mary. And so was she honored on Ursuline's Marian Day under five glorious titles, Our Lady of Australia, . Our Lady of Africa, Our Lady of Asia, Our Lady of America, and Our Lady ot' Europe. Bishop Fulton Sheen's Wtmrltl Mission Rosary, inaugurated hy the Bishop that the living body of the Cihurch might he more fully united through prayer, was represented. Each head, was represented hy a girl in long dress and crowned with rf P 49 l i X 4 flowers. All ten girls in a deeade wore 1 . .. - A - . J D tormals ol the same eolorg yellow tor Asia, "9 I pink instead of red, for America, white for , Europe, hlue for Australia, and green for V Africa. , J R' ' 1 wi his rl ' l'pper right: The five altar-s eath in the toloi' appropriate to the continents represented were hanked with flowers for the Miirizin Day teremony. Center right: Patritia Keehan. senior, trowns Our l.ady ot' s Australia whose altar is blue for this tontinent. Oeeania. t and the other islands in the hlue waters of the Patifit. if X, Her trownlwearer, .lanet Moser is at her right. Bottom: The girls forming the Rosary reute the heads with , the speetators answering. At the tlose of eath detade, one of the statues is erowned. Ov-94.99" LQ. ln 'A ,Q . 5 QQ r Q -M .ef ,J- w U 4 ii K gag 53. 9 wwfli Crownbearer, Mary Neuhoff and attendants, Patricia Carter and Judy Weed representatives of the sophomore class look on while Alice McReclmond crowns Our Lady of America. Q L Ann Weaver assisted by Carolyn Ahnert crowns Our Lady of Europe for the junior class, This altar in white symbolizes the con- tinent which has as its Spiritual Father the White Shepherd of the Church. ns.a .m.,4sa,,egf4,f.r- - .W t x . N 4 5,1-MLC , we ,,. , f E l E T fn . .wig f vf4f X . Q . at sl, ii, .xii - 4' ' 142 fa + 'Q . f f . ii? ij X- 54 A is I Pat Lubben, freshman, prays after crowning Our Lady of Asia whose altar is in yellow for the land where the sun rises and the home of early civilization. id E "li As thc sun svts, thc Living Romry having pruycd forth its low, hruiks to form in ont long procession singing "Alu, AIL' M.1v'i.1." F ai t h c r Grocnegcr speaks to those assem- bled in Mary's honor of the "sweet monot- ony" of telling Our Lady of our love in her Rosary. .fn-0""" -r Ax!4,g'gf'4Su" .1 -all' is-AJ J .asv-'- ' fm hub- ,bbw ,gp- ry 'Wh CLASS DAY 'A thing of beauty is a joy forever." P- ml-aw . - her diss. U lnnhinll Vnulmmmn mime cnmcs our hum Myrna .- ', 1' . how :IS S I bl, lu. ' ' all K rxu inc f American 4-U 1 thc trndillvn . I - bouquet 0 , Wx . 1 iu'r1I1Q 'U K ., -l MMV- " the mtunrh 1 Yi, wx- address faaturni A fum!! su Thr- mlm I1 Y nm who face the I0 'A v wo! ' Mudd fur thosc ywunk Wm, muh 1L'L"lS' Q Q J X Q N'w"'5'l .113 X . M' . , 5 A Ax Nimfy Orr . 0- UH' Cl'-1 - . ilnllfpmffcrs gmmudstobalumtorian, bids wclcon ily acuity ,md parents' Ivmul. M, U I . M ' Student bol X I K H16 Llnthcrf, nifqluji-l griirziwrcnc-c'm,n2251322 Kirjruss dcvc-lopg-If . ' 1. ' , K :rm I hlllh srlmol ymgg jlgfgucnf Of Our Lady ndliriiir dim ' ' A Cming, ,Q tw During the prcscntation of mlm- lustic, religion, and clmrautcr awards by the Rev. G. Gnwncgcr, fhzxplzrin of Vrsulinc, the seniors lmvc a last cause for joyg Bette Pringle, president of the glass of 1954. aff:-pts for her fellow stu- dents thc loving cup for the Blue Bow class of the year, lil L fvff ,nr A. . ,MJ ,' -A f' from . HAM je Veux HH? f.ve . pgs , 1 lijolrxizdaflvho attended. the mP13QurgZC:ti Sue MurphY uercises on the Ursuline ca fpher talent dufmg her luis contribuied-genergusgy O four Years of high Sc OO' 1 Patricia O'H Kadima Buttilzly silziis itll HOW Fine D471 fro ot ers ha ' l 3 Enffd seni - m UrSu1ine- 5 Ppmess bY Sin in ' of Cflntrrbuted , he has the g g m many pro gra Edlligsllts for S0mP0sing 51:2-niinllzgaflfe of facultymftr-S Ong, 0 Urruliyeuf, C and wordg for the joan Works, Student Body Presi- dent of Ursuline Academy per- forms her last official action as she turns over the Loyalty Ban- ner with her words of advice and encouragement to Marcia Stiles, incoming representative of the students. 3 '1 v A 2 4 ,fb . , , , .,.,- '+ : 4 iN. 2 Slmtles uf evening truly were falling as the tluss sang its song--"The Lung DJJ Clu,w,r" with it lingering sadness. , 1 Feliiisffg is 5 5 O f 5 5 P9 0 A mt X, X ss f t 1 .X Qty? Q. la f Aux But the . . . the Class of 1954 could always smile for they were the "MHl'l'-1 He.n'1.f." VWTICD 1954 .. K - e. wp. P bz ., 'Q MYRNA ANN LAMPING Valcdictorian of the class of 1954 and the student with the highest average for her four years at Ursuline. Myrna was a W a r d e d a scholarship to Mount St. joseph College in Cincinnati, Ohio. l JANE LEE oBsT X - 1 JOAN WORKS These three girls have the distinctive honor of being Blue Bow Girls, They merited the char- acter award for the en- tire school year. Each girl received a miniature loving cup for her outstanding ex- ample. l NANCY LEE OTTO Salutatorian of the class of 1954. Nancy was awarded a scholarship to St. Thomas University in Houston and won a scholarship in competi- tive examination to the Col- lege of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, La. JOYCE MARY GRISSA FFI az, Miss julie Benell, Woman's Editor of WFAA-TV, spoke to us on a television career and its opportunities. Miss Connie Baughman from the Titche-Goettinger De- partment Store illustrated the im- portance ot' correct appearance and its approach. CAREER WEEK T UR ULI E Through March 22-26, Career Week was held at Ursuline, arranged for the students by Miss Hines and her committee. The week began with a program given by representatives from St. Paul's Hospital. Sister Blanche, the Directoress of Nursing there, and Miss Margaret McClosky spoke on the supernatural and the natural benefits of being a nurse. On succeeding days, Titche-Goettinger ,Department Store and the Dallas Morning News sent such celebrated Dallas personalities as Connie Baughman, Model Barbara Lewis, William Eliassof, Head of Personnel, Hulda Warren, and Ruth Holman, Fashion Editor. Thursday was Social Service day, the advantages of this career of potentialities were enumerated by Elaine Paulson, Carolyn Weaverling and Edwin Bradley, case supervisors. From one of the local tele- vision stations, WFAA TV, Julie Benell and Ben January, Production Manager, came to us to speak on careers in tele- vision and radio. The purpose of Career Week was to help the stu- dents of Ursuline to decide on a career, either as an avo- cation or a vocation, from the standpoint of the personal and the social aspects. A Religious vocation had been emphasized the preced- ing weeks. Lectures, booklets, essay contents and a public novena had featured this sub- IPCT IDN K' Miss Hulda Warren, Manager of the Travel and Resort Department of the Dallas Morning News. The senior and sophomore classes were guests of the Dallas Morning News for a tour of the entire newspaper de- partment. Chartered busses took the students downtown after the lecture. N an . as s, . c A -A e , sm N X P ' F.. . F - fa 5' D FA gk? Qff -! J un. i X vi MF' ,Lx If it N . P 3. i A . '--0. 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