Villa De Chantal High School - Crescent Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)
- Class of 1949
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Text from Pages 1 - 54 of the 1949 volume:
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VILLA DE CHANTAL
When in 1899, the Sisters of the Visitation
decided to found an academy in Rock Island
they had dreams of a beautiful and prosper-
ous boarding school. Today we can see the
fruits of their labors and realize that the
Villa de Chantal has grown up to be every-
thing its persevering founders wished it to be.
Although the plot of land on which the
new school was to be built was then a cow
pasture, Mother Francis Borgia and Sister
Mary Agnes set to work to purchase the land
and to begin work on the academy. Less than
a year after the school opened the ground was
broken for the west wing, exactly five years
later work was begun on the main building
and on Iune lU, 1908, its beautiful chapel was
solemnly dedicated in the presence of Arch-
It soon became evident that more space
was needed, so the Sisters tried to raise funds
for another addition, in spite ot the depres-
sion. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Frank
Lewis, the new building was begun on Iuly
l9, 1929. Thus the building program of the
Villa de Chantal ended, but the work of the
patient Sisters was just beginning.
The aim of the Sisters of the Visitation of
Villa de Chantal has always been to send
forth graduates with well-rounded characters,
capable ot meeting the requirements of life.
To do this the school tries to develop in its
students noble principles and a cultural ap-
preciation of all that is true, good and beau-
tiful. One has only to look at the outstanding
records made by its graduates to realize how
fully the Sisters have accomplished their
Since 1919 the Villa de Chantal has been a member of the North Central
Association. It is accredited by the University of Illinois and is listed
among the state's recognized high schools. It has maintained at all times
the highest standards of education in religious training as well as in the
curricular and extracurricular activities.
We, the class of '49, will long remember the happy hours we have
spent at the Villa and whatever success we may attain in our future lives
we shall attribute largely to the excellent training we have received here.
May Villa de Chantal continue to be the illustrious and beautiful school
that it has always been, instructing its pupils in the qualities of faith,
courage. and perseverance which are so necessary in our world today.
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Ambztzon clzmbmg wzth a giants
Although Barbara has only been
wrth us two years her cheerful ways
have made for her many fnends She
has served her class well as v1ce
Margaret Mary Cah1H
Fhose eyes those eyes how full of
heaven they are
Our capable Student Councrl Presx
dent Peg has always proven ready
and wrllrng at work and play Peg IS
also one of our strugglrng Home EC
students When she leaves the Vxlla
wrll be a sad loser but Antroch wrll
gcun a charmmg crtxzen
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Goodness zs beauty m tts best estate
Marrlyn IS one of our exclusxve
Semor boarders who halls from Rey
nolds Ill Always quxet yet never
falhng 1n fnendshxp
A sweet heart lzftzng cheerfulness
A born leader the lxfe of any party
a good conversatronahst and a true
frxend As Asslstant Busmess Manager
of the Crescent and VICE presldent of
the Student Councxl Carol has been
an asset to the class all the years she
has been here
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Delzghtfully fresh and fine
Bonme IS a darhng' She s a pal to
everybody and IS an artlstxc master of
her brush and canvas Her stature 15
tall and she has thxck dark han' Alter
bemg class secretary she s a w1z at
wrxtmg thank you notes but of
course as a boarder of four years
she s bound to have experience wlth
And more than wzsdom more
A merry heart that laughs at care
Such IS our dear Mans The mem
ory of her happy laugh and ready
sm1le w1ll bnghten our days wherever
we may be Always enthuslashc and
eager to do her part she s the best
example of the Good Nelghbor Pohcy
we ve seen yet
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Serene and modest as the morn
Beauty brarns and a personahty
plus are some of Clansse s most out
standmg trarts She xs moreover a
very ethclent Assxstant Edxtor of the
Crescent and an able Prefect of the
Sodalxty Clarrsse won the Extensxon
award for her short story and xs the
proud possessor of the Gregg certth
cate for speed rn shorthand
Speech 15 the mdex to the mmd
One of the most amxable grrls rn the
class and the one who always adds
that extra lrttle detarl IS our Phla
IIer portrayal ot Mr Hardcastle w1l1
always be remembered as one of the
best charactenzatxons ot the Semor
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Bless thy give zuzls
Wntty to talk wlth walk w1th kmt
wrth laugh w1th and play w1th
thats our Pat As Mr Hardcastle ln
our Senlor Play Pat proved she was
an actor too Well all m1ss your
cheery sm11e and hearty laugh Pat
Upon her head she wears a crown of
Our lame always ready to greet
everyone wxth a cheerful smrle lane
IS a fnend to everyone and has proved
her ell worthy as Student Councll
Trea urer and vxce presldentof Spald
mg Literary Soclety
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Szlence zs the perfectest herald of
Wlth never a harsh word for any
one her graczous sxlent manner has
made her dear to the hearts of every
one The preoccupied expresslon on
her face merely serves to hxde the
deep thoughts and qulet workmg of
Blest wzth that charm the certamty
Wrth a smlle for everyone and a
ready hand to help our class presl
dent xs bubbhng w1th personahty
Shes effrclent studlous and athletxc
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Mary Ann Hall
Her words are trusty heralds to her
Farrness and lovel1ness make our
Mary Ann one of our prettrest senrors
Even though Mary Ann rs one of our
newest classmates she has certarnly
made her mark as a successful class
secretary and as a good student
True wzt zs nature to advantage
Thrs trtran harred lass shmes spar
kles and ranks hlgh rn her goodness
and generosxty As busmess manager
of our school paper Ioyce has accom
plrshed a great feat rn helpmg our
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.Smcerzty as an openness of heart
Our gemal and ellrcrent edrtor of
the Crescent rs a grrl whose srncenty
and frrendshrp have endeared her to
the hearts of all her classmates Her
enthusrasm rs an asset to any under
Wzth her whole hearts welcome m
Our competent class treasurer wrll
always be remembered for her vrm
vrgor and vrtalxty Nancys never
endxng supply of clothes wrll never
cease to amaze us or her excuse for
gettrng thrs supply to amuse Good
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Exhaustmg thought and lx-umg
wzsdom with each studzous year
As the only v1o11mst among us
lame was called upon quxte often to
entertam at vanous programs She s
a wee gxrl with dark haxr and tw1n
klxng hazel eyes that g1ve her a plc
ture of mtsctnef She s what one
would descnbe as a student who
always upholds her hxgh standards
A thmg of beauty zsayoy for ever
She IS tall and possesses a sweet
smile that radxates sunshme to all
Pat IS not only a very good student
but she IS an excellent lnend
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I never saw an eye so brzght
and yet so soft as hers
Our Rosle oi the laughmg dark eyes
IS well known for her quiet but
lovable dxsposltron She w1ll be re
membered by her graceiulness and
Nature was here so lavzsh of her store
Fhat she bestowed untzl she had no
Not only beauty but Ieannes V1
vacxous manner and gay charm all
Jom together to make a grand gxrl
and a wonderful pal
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Joan Starleal Barbara Thomas
Sweet heart lzftmg cheerfulness Honest labor bears a lovely face
Lzke sprang tzme of the year
Seem'd ever on her steps to watt "
Full of fun, enthusrastrc, and al
ways ready to lend a hand IS our
Ioanre She drd marvelous work as
the Charrman of the Bakery Booth for
the Semor Tea Her charmmg person
crlrty and her sunny smxle are an
asset to any class
Barbara IS one of our more studrous
classmates She rs known throughout
the Semor Class lor her subtle humor.
and her abrlrty to tell a Joke wrthout
even the slrghtest hrnt of a smrle
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Her looks do argue her replete wzth
Tall shm dark ha1r and a sweet
nature mask our class beauty Kath
erme IS one of those rare gxrls who
never talks about others unless she
says somethmg n1ce Shes a good
typr t and loves to skate and go ta
bogganmg To most of her frlends
she s Katle
Holy fuzr and uzse IS she
Descr1bes Pat our Spald1ng Presx
dent By her office anyone can see
how well l1ked she has become rn her
two years at the Vxlla Everyone wrll
remember her for her baklng kmttlng
dry humor and her every w1ll1ng
ness to lend a hand ln any project
These charactenstxcs are the maklngs
of a Chnstlan nurse whlch IS Pat s
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Verla Lee Wllllams
Grace was an her steps heaven m
Verla our pehte sen1or w1ll always
be remembered for her smcerlty 1n all
she undertakes Her love for kmttmg
and readmg along wrth makxng
inends wxth everyone hlls her busy
Mary Ellzabeth Wurzer
Happy aml joyzs my name
Mxmx wxll long be remembered for
her contagrous laugh whlch is often
qulte unexpected She rs full of lun
loves a good Joke and has proved a
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CLASS WILL AND TESTAMENT
TO wHoM IT MAY CONCERN
We the class of 1949 a lxttle tuckered ou.t after a full year of homework hurryxng back to class after
our occasxonal lunches at the Toasty kmttmg socks and stayxng for play practxce are quxte happy to re
lease ourselves of a few characterxshcs to our favortte class the pumors of 1949
ITEM I IN GENERAL
To Mother Mary Dolores we leave our apprecratlon of her unttrmg efforts to prepare us for the life
ahead We shall always remember her cheerfulness and wxll try to carry a httle of xt wxth us wherever we go
To Stster Mary Iosephxne our capable Drrector and Class Advisor goes our heartfelt thanks for assxstxng
us tn our numerous actrvrtxes for gtvxng us all a part ln the Semor Play and above all for her teachmgs
of Englrsh Lrterature whtch have enrnched our hves beyond measure
To all our beloved teachers whom we wxll mrss for their lndrvldual rnterests rn each one of us for
helpmg us get our credxts and for betng our frrends we bequeath these words You have made the Vxlla
a home to us
To the Iumors we bequeath these precxous treasures
The feelxng lt ts to be a Semor and to be looked up to
The lovely recreatxon room that we enjoyed together
Fxrst place xn hne tn the cafetena and pushlng the tables together
Our love for kmttmg please though keep rt out of classes
The fxrst pews in the chapel The prxvate readxng of marks
Havxng your graduatlon prctures taken The Vxlla Crescent and the Chromcle
The class parttes and the prrvtlege of goxng out to lunch twtce a month and the fun xn gtvmg the
Semor Tea and the Semor Play
ITEM ll IN PARTICULAR
Pat Vogel mherxts Barbara Berry s lovely soprano voxce Of course xt ll take a lot of practxce but wxth
the assxstance of Sxster Cecelxa we know you can stay on key
Marrlyn Callahan leaves her abxlxty to study qutetly ln the study hall to Mary Lou Bxllesbough N
marks ln order thxs way
Peggy Cahxll leaves her tales of Antroch to Mary Nesseth See how they compare wxth yours of Mmne
Carol Clayton presents to Ann Helen OMally her superb abxhty to play the ptano It comes wxth
practrce on the study hall prano
Bonnre Coyle confers her artxstlc touch on Nancy Rlchter In gratltude Nancy please bow low when
you pass her empty chaxr 1n the art room
Marxsabel Davxs leaves to Mary Berry and ROSeMary Malay her wmmng way to make frrends and
Clarrsse DePoorter wllls her falnt lady lrke sneeze to Barbara Deters Thrs sneeze took years to per
Sophta Doerr passes on her extenstve descrlptxve vocabulary to Dolly Ganakes Tqke q blg breath so
you wont choke on them honey
Hattre Larkm xs the luclry gal for she rs now the proud owner of Pat Dondanvllle s super specxal
lane Elllott s slogan of Dont ever be late' goes to Thats Wheelan lane never drd break rt and we
sxncerely hope that you can keep the traaxtron up Please dont fall our Iame
Beverly Gxmar offers her lxght blue sweater to Magdaleen Frankre rn case the heatmg plant should
ever happen to faxl
Adele Grevas wxlls her success ln keepmg the Semor Class tn lme to next years class presxdent
It wtll really take a wonderful gxrl to lxve up to Adeles standard
Mary Ann Hall bequeaths her mechamcal mrnd to Mary Lee Bladel Mary Ann always could grasp
the fundamentals of physlcs before anyone else
Ioyce leaves her cooklng skull to Margaret Wolf Please Margaret dont burn anythmg
Mary Hostetler wrlls her fascmatton for Mohne to Kathleen Cr1mmms We hope you wxll have the same
kxnd of fasc nation that Mary has
Ncncy Iverson wtlls her abrlxty to mlss Monday mornmg classes to Margaret Murray It really helps
after those week ends Red
lane Madden wxlls her versatlle mustcal talent to Charlotte Clare Eckland
Pat McCarthy leaves her knowledge of kmttmg argyles to Fran Warner We hope you get them made
lean Pemrran wxlls her bottle of clorox and dust mop to Ioan Fletcher who should carry on next year
m lean s place
Rose Marte O Klock one of the few Semors who survtved 1948 wlth long harr wtlls her lengthy locks
to Maravene Levy Be careful of short haxr fashrons Maravene Dont let them go to your head'
Ioan Starleaf leaves her hst of dlets to Rosle Sternbaugh It takes a lot of wrll power just ask Ioan
Barbara Thomas promrses her knack for mterpretxng old Englxsh to lean Sadler and Sue Stanley Dont
waste thxs most favorable of all endowments gurls
Katherxne Van Lacke leaves her typmg abrlxty to Kathleen Kxng Youll be a great help to Slster Mary
Iosephrne next year
To Barbara Vander Voorde Pat Washburn wrlls her maps books and pxctures of Syracuse New York
You lucky g1rl"'
RoseMary Murphy falls herr to Verla Wxlhams farthtul box of Vrcks If you cant do anythmg else
have a Vicks
Mum Wurzer leaves her zeal iq Notre Dame to Mary Ann Herman Come now get busy and show
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fect, so don't lose the technique Clarisse has developed. '
P R 0 P HE C Y
BELIEVE IT OH NOT
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Products Although xt rs darxng and may be quxte unbelrevable rt was fun to wrrte Thrs column rs to prove
that truth rs stranger than fxctxon After you read the outputs we belxeve you wont be able to forget xt for
a long txme
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Barbara Berry whose voxce rn the ltalxan Street
Song thrxll d us all has gotten tnto an enttrely
dxfferent d of work she has cornered the sxng
mg comm rcral market Says Barb D U Z D U Z
The former Mtss Margaret Mary Cahrll who years
ago was a boarder at the Vrlla de Chantal a pn
vate school for gxrls has just xnformed the mem
bers of her famrly that she wtll enter the Vrsrtatxon
Convent for the remamder of her days Is thxs
Mxss Manlyn Callahan has completed her survey
of sotl condrtlons and she maxntaxns that the sotl
around Reynolds lllrnoxs rs the most fertrle rn the
The announcer of one of the top programs of the
an Mrss Carol Clayton who was the ftrst to rntro
duce an all purpose polxsh back rn 1949 rs now
readmg the rather lengthy commercral for Click s
Self Polrshmg Ltqurd Wax
The entrre class attended a one man exhtbxtxon
gtven by that famous artrst Mrss Bomfacrous four
Bonnxel Coyle Mrss Coyle excels rn parntmg pxc
tures that mean absolutely nothmg to her or to
anybody else When questtoned as to her future
plans Mtss Coyle revealed that she has a revolu
txonary new rdea to parnt modern pxctures that
Dr M C Davrs the noted jungle surgeon about
whom we have read so much recently has arded
her xncurable patrents by feedxng them lrngo Ian
Bongo Bongo Oxl
The Pulxtzer Prxze Wmner Mrss Clarrsse De Poor
ter has put out a book of xnterpretatrons contaxn
mg such delxghtful ballads odes elegtes and
poems as To a Coconut A Whtte Whrte Vxo
let and a large number of other favontes
The rap rap rap of the gavel resounds through
the stately halls of the Supreme Court Burldrng
Behrnd the large l1ght masstve whrte pme desk
srts the one and only Supreme Court Iudge the
femmxne Mtss Sophxa Doerr
Mxss Patncra Lourse Dondanvxlle known for her
famous fxve mtnute argyles rs now Dean of the
Dondanvxlle Knrttxng College rn Purl and Knrt llh
M ss Iane Ellxott rs now tn New York wxth the Met
ropolxtan Opera Company Her fame rs due how
ever to her recent publxcatxon enhtled Ellxott s
Mrss Beverly Gunar famous Home Economxcs
teacher recently returned from Europe where she
gave several conferences Durmg all her tours
Mtss Grmar managed somehow or other to pre
pare her own lxttle delectable meals on a small
portable stove she always had handy
Professor Adele Grevas rs now teachxng French
and Sctence at the Umversrty of Illxnoxs She ts an
authority on both subjects for after graduating
from St Mary s Notre Dame wrth nxne degrees to
her credrt she was voted the most lrkely to suc
ceed Emstem by such notable colleges as Har
vard Yale and Prxnceton
Miss Mary Ann Hall re elected mayor of Albu
querque rs stxll more wrdely known for her rem
forcement of safety drxvxng laws concernxng the
blowxng of horns by the New Mexrco Indxans
Mrss Ioyce Hxggtns was the only one of the class
of 49 to make the gltttermg lxghts of Broadway
Tlus red haxred grrl was known throughout the
country as the New Strawberry blonde untrl she
gave up her career rn the very herght of her star
dom so as to become a tender of the srck at St
Anthonys Hosprtal Rock Island lllrnors
The fashron expert Mtss Mary Hostetler one of the
Vxlla 49 graduates has declared that she ts the
inoysferrous desxgner of that popular look Newer
Mrss Nancy Iverson the orl hetress has returned
from her eleventh safarr to Afrrca Nancy says
that the poem Txger Trger Burmng Brrght
whxch she read mn semor Englxsh Class got her so
xnterested rn Afrrca that she hasnt been able to
stay away from rt stnce then
Last Sunday the former lane Madden and her
daughter were guest artrsts at Tn Cxty Symphony
rn Davenport They presented several vxolxn duets
whxch hterally brought down the house
Mrss Pat McCarthy rs now marrxed to the presrdent
of Bush Cough Drops Inc She admits however
that she frrst fell rn love wxth hrs cough drops
whxch she always used whtle readrng Latrn
Mrss Rose Marte O Klock rs now wrxtrng monthly
columns rn the new book on the news stands Is It
Love or Is Someone Trckltng Your Heart wxth a
Feather? Mxss OKlock has recerved her rdeas
from a part she once played rn her semor year at
the Vxlla de Chantal My that really was a
Mrss Ieanne Pemrran was Mxss Mrchxgan of 60
Her specral talent whxch won her the txtle was her
abxlxty to box one pound of Archres rn two seconds
Mrss Ioan Starleaf who has accomplrshed the
mcredxble feat of growing straws from oranges ln
order to avotd an mconvemence to her week end
guests IB now l1v1ng at her large estate which rs
located a few mxles from her orange grove Iurcy
Mrss Barbara Thomas one of our youngest scxen
tzsts has dtscovered the latest drug for protectton
agarnst radro acttvxty results caused by the atom
bomb ln Yokohama
Mxss Katharme Van Laecke rs lxvrng the lxfe of R1
ley on her government pensxon She lust com
pleted ten years of servrce rn the WAVES Yes
Katy dxd have a certaxn weakness and fondness
for the Navy
Mrss Patrrcza Washburn famous sxght seexng mas
ter of Syracuse New York has recently opened a
hosprtal rn that ctty Mxss Washburn rs now the
proud possessor of every college degree offered rn
the fteld of nursxng Mtss Washburn recently
stated What nursrng wont cure Syracuse wrlll
The former Mtss Verla Lee Wxlltams remembers the
delrghtful book Cheaper by the Dozen and rn
her exclusrve tntervtew wrth one of our reporters
she says It wont be long before I shall be able to
say the same for myself because they do come
cheaper by the dozen
The famous actress Mxss Mlml Wurzer who was
discovered by Cecrl B De Mrlle when she gave a
repeat performance of Kate rn She Stoops to Con
quer has left for a tour of forexgn capxtals She
wrll grve a command performance before the Krng
and Queen whxle rn London Miss Wurzer mam
tams that her favonte role rs that of Kate and her
favorrte hne Yes str the very rdenhcal tall
squrntmg lady who wasnt worth your notrcel
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Beneath thelr attractlve green and Whlle
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Our sister class, the sophomores, have worked and
co-operated with us in every project. They helped
promote the senior play and served as ushers on the
nights it was presented.
One of their main projects was a geometry contest in
which they sought to create clever designs using geo-
metrical figures, They have also helped to make the
Aquinas Literary Society a smoothly-running organiza-
tion and have handled their meetings very capably.
These girls give every indication of being represen-
tative of the school spirit, and we wish them the best
of everything in the future.
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Nancy Goodel, Ann Richards Bernadette
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Carla Langham! S11
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familiar, At the end of the day, they are still '
brisk and full ot pep. Are they from another F 1, ,. 'fi'
planet? No, they are the members of the '49 i
Freshmen Class, full of vim, vigor and vi-
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The Sodallty of the Blessed Virgin Mary was amazingly successful this year in ful
filling 1ts two fold purpose of strengthening devotion to the Blessed Virgin and of taking
part in the social activities of the school
Under the able direction of our Moderator Mother Mary Dolores the Sodalists pre-
sented a marshmallow roast sale of Christmas seals held a drive for Catholic Book
Week and participated in filling the mite boxes to ransom many pagan babies.
The traditional ceremonies of the Sodality were observed as usual including the
reception of the new members at a very impressive ceremony on February llth.
This successful year was concluded in May when our Preiect Clarisse DePoorte
crowned the Blessed Virgin in the chapel.
THE VILLA CRESCENT
Editor-in-Chiei .,........ ,.,......... M ary Hostetler
Assistant Editor ...,.......,.Y...Y,. ...w,. C larisse DePoorter
Business Manager .........,......... A....,..... I oyce Higgins
Assistant Business Manager .................,...... Carol Clayton
Reporters-Nancy Iverson, Rose Marie O'Klock,
Katherine Van Laecke, Mimi Wurzer.
Stait Artist ..Y....,....,..............,.....,....w............... Bonita Coyle
Assistants: Iane Elliott, Adele Grevas, Patricia
Dondanville, Ioan Starleat.
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WHAT OUR STUDENT COUNCIL MEANS TO US
We have reserved th1s small place for congratulahons to the prestdent of
the Student Councxl Margaret Mary Cahlll and her able staff
Yes they have done a good Job not only for the S1sters but for you the
average glrls m the htgh school
There are ttmes that you and I would have lxked to have contxnued talkmg
alter that exght twenty bell tn the morn1ng It IS so much slmpler to skxp tnto
the study hall and forget about gotng to l1ne up 1n an orderly manner But.
there stand our guldes to keep us on the rxght paths We should traxn ourselves
now under these able leaders to obey the rules 1n our school, so that we can
eventually take our places as soltd, trust worthy c1t1zens
Thank you glrls for your wonderful leadershxpl
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of the freshmen and sophomor 1
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meetrngs held once a month are conducted
by Marllyn Iohnson presrdent assrsted by
an Colleen Londegran treasurer
Il I Elliott P Dondqnv H
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ary Soc1ety 15 to help foster a
u standmg current books and to further a
greater unxty between the two upper classes
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Blanche deClerk, Roscline Whalen.
A Game of Bridge.
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The Home Ec Group,
Iuriior Class Officers preparing
Our speech teacher Miss Audrey A. McGregor
lor Halloween party.
Ready for play day,
L to R-Ann Figge, Suzanne Acuff,
Patricia Todd, Mary Normayle, Carol
Golofsky, Iane Vande Brande, Carol
Susan McCarthy, Mary McCarthy, Ann Gallagher, Patricia Tapayne, Ann Figge
if if 2
"Standing beside our noble presidents All of these ladies were White House residents
In Frame: Carla Marie Hanson, impersonating Miss Harriet Lane, the niece of the bachelor,
Iames Buchanan. She was educated at Georgetown Visitation.
On left of Frame: seated left to right:
Margaret Mary Weingart ...,..,...,. Lucy Hayes On the right of Frame: seated left to right:
Barbara Thayer ......,,,,,...,.,,,....,i.,, Ellen Arthur
Mary Alice Riley ,........,....., Caroline Harrison
Peggy Billesbach ,,,,,,,.,,.,,,.,,... Edith Roosevelt
Margo Osland .,,. ...,, , ., ,,.Edith Galt Wilson
Ioanne Miller ..,,,.,, ....,....... G race Coolidge
Carol Knight ,,.,,, ,.,.,,,. E leanor Roosevelt
Carol Lee Golofsky ,,,,,,,. ...,.., A bigail Adams
Nancy Flynn ,.,.......... ........ D Olly Madison
Carol Freese ..,.,,............ ..,..... L ouise Adams
Connie Carpenter ,rr...,...,.. ..,....,.. S arah Polk
Connie VanderVennet .............. Eliza Iohnson
Georgeanna Corey ,.,,..,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, lane Pierce
Harriet Donahue ,...,,.,,,,,,,...,.,...... Bess Truman
Mary McCarthy ..,...,.. .............. H elen Taft
IoAnne Conda .,,,..., ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I da McKinley
Nancy Grams ,,,.,,.. , ,,,, Francis Cleveland
Anne Gallagher ..,.,,. ,,,,
Marilyn Stickel ,,..,,,,, ....,........., I ulia Grant
Marlene Neth ,....,t,, ,,.,,,,,,.,, M ary Todd
Betty Keeley .,,,,,,, , , .,Margaret Taylor
Sally Sohner ....... ,,.,.,,..... L ou Hoover
Angela Bulins ........r,, .,............... I ulia Tyler
Susanne Acutf .,,..,.............. Elizabeth Monroe
Mary Kay Normoyleu. ,..,.,,, Martha Iefferson
Announcer: Susan McCarthy
Chorus, left to right: lane Vande Brande, Charlene Martell, IoAnn Forte, Mary C. Smith, Anne
Figge, Vee Ilean Nielsen, Marjorie Malmstead.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
This year has been an active one for the Seventh and Eight grades.
In September, Anne Gallegar was elected president of the Guardian Angel
The Christrnas Program was a grand success and the play, "The Magi's
Gift" was entirely different from any given before.
The cake walk given in Ianuary for the Negro Missions started the New
Year most successfully and the one held in March contributed to our splendid
"Starving European's" check.
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THE FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADES
This year, as always, the fifth and sixth grades have ably shown their musical abilities by singing the
carols for the Christmas Play.
The race tor pagan babies was a lively contest with each grade trying to ransom more than the other
grade. Their mission-mindedness was also evident in their zeal for selling the Holy Childhood Christmas
seals. Every spare penny went to this worthy cause!
We know, too, that these young misses are also fine students. If you have any doubts just ask Sister
Mary Ieanne, their class teacher.
First row and around to right
Patricia Kelly, Genevieve Zeh, Ruth Levy, Iacqueline Brotman, Barbara Buckwalter, Marilyn Flynn, Ioan
Stewart, Barbara Lau, Audrey Cenedella, Challen Zeigler, Ann Meagher, Diana Brawner, Phyllis Deters, Su-
san Greenleaf, Mary Charlotte Steckel, Emily Diehl, Iesalyn Iones, Pamela Durr, Kay Dilley, Sharon Cook,
Nancy Duyvejonck, Mary Ellen Duffy, Mary Lynn Snodgrass, Iudy Crist, Barbara Downing, Sally Hargrave.
Gloria Ewing, Karen Sternberg, Sue Neavins, Ioan Rudy, Victoria Grevas, Marena Iannes, Marion McCormick,
Helen Tsakanikas, Sheila Lawson, Carol Olson, Freida Wolf.
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Verma' yous!-l Sitting: Iudy Gabriel, Emily Erb, Mary O'Neill,
Barb'-no Carol Durr, Gale lones.
These ambitious youngsters who have shown their skill in reading, writing and arith-
metic, study hard throughout the school year. But their time is not entirely spent in work.
They have holiday parties, and their sparkling enthusiasm and willingness to help marks
this year's Second Graders as girls with the true Villa spirit.
Here are our little first graders, with their bright eyes and neatly combed hair. All
are very busy learning the elements of reading and arithmetic.
We will all be waiting to see the class of l96l grow up through the years, "Good
luck to our little misses!"
Front row, L. to R.: Susan Romeo, Patsy Durr, Dee Louise Ashmore, Ginnie Dee Nierengarten, Lally Lee Es-
sex, Vickie Horak, Carol Kraitmeyer, Diane Garrison, Iudy Corey, Marsha Peterson, Anne Costigan.
Znd row, L. to R4 Vicki Armour, Sharron Karzin, Sharon Sonneville, Iean Aubrey, Sandra Plunkett, Carol
Ann Ohl, Mary Iean Traeger, Betsy Staack.
3rd row, L, to R.: Mardell Peterson, Kathy Doll, Marlee lean Fitch, Colleen Martin, Sybil VanderBeke, Casey
Smith, Toni Carpenter.
Back row, L. to R.: Linda Lee Martin, Mary Io Galligan, Vaughne Sullivan, Ann French.
Although the Kmdergarten has the smallest ch1ldren ln the school they are by no
means the least unportant Whatever pro1ect IS laxd before them they put forth thexr
best efforts and co operate to the best of thexr ab1l1ty We re certaxnly proud of our
kmdergarteners who won the red feather thls year 1n the grade school for contrlb
utmg the most money to the Commumty Chest Dnve'
Frrst day of school What a Joy xt IS to be a Semor'
Electrons for Student Councrl were held Peggy Cahrll
We celebrated Mother Dolores Feast Day wrth a program rn the
mornrng and a get acquarnted tea rn the lrbrary rn the
Several of the Semors rose very early to see Presldent Truman
when hrs tram came through Rock Island
The Iunror and Semor classes went downtown to Spencer Square
to hear Governor Thomas E Dewey s campargn speech
The Semors rnrtrated the Iumors rnto Spaldmg
We donned our umforms for the next erght months
We closed Forty Hours wrth the veneratlon of the rel1c of Sarnt
Our Balloon Dance was held at Duck Creek
The Iunrors had thelr annual Hallowe en party rn the gym
The Spaldrng Lrterary Socrety held rts frrst meetmg th1s year
lWho says Nursery Rhrmes are 1ust for lrttle ch1ldren7l
The Hrstory classes staged a mock electron
November 2 U
The Iunrors and Semors all went to Patty Dondanvrlle s for dlnner
Mansabel had a brrthday party for the class rn the cafeterra
tWe all enloyed ourselves very much l
Some of us attended a delrghttul tea at Mercy Hosprtal
The Home Economrcs class made rolls and coffee cakes for the
The annual Semor Tea was held at the Wurzer s home rn Betten
dorf It was all very delrghtful
In honor of St Cecrlra a program was grven
Thanksgrvrng vacatron ended Today we also had try outs for
the Semor Play She Stoops to Conquer
Today was Mary Hostetler s brrthday and we all went to her de
lrghtful party after school
We had today oft as rt IS a Holy Day ol Oblrgatron
The annual Chrlstmas Tea was held rn the lrbrary
Some of the Semors went mto Chrcago to see the movre Hamlet
featurrng Laurence Ol1v1er
Today the Aqurnas Lrterary Lrterary Socrety presented a very
rnterestrng program rn the study hall for the entrre hrgh school
The lovely Chrrstmas Play was held rn the audrtorrum
Chrxstrnas vacatlon began
Back to school after a wonderful Chrrstmas vacatlon
We had no school because of bad weather though we Semors
had play practrce
Semester exams started
Feast Day ol St Francrs de Sales and also a holrday
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Mrss McGregor had the Semor class over rn the evenlng for a
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Today the Semors went to Adele Grevas s brrthday surprxse party
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Frrst performance of She Stoops to Conquer was presented
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Dons Brxggs of Ch1CGg0 presented us wlth a very f1ne harp
Engltsh test over the whole Romantrc Movement
The last day of our wonderful retreat under Father Sterk
Mother Dolores and Sister Mary Iosephxne are attendrng the
Catholxc Secondary School and North Central Assoclatlon meet
The Spaldmg program conslsted of a dlscusslon of Mary Wake
held Seven Storey Mountam and D1nner at Antolne s
The glrls were measured for thelr new school umforms
Easter vacatxon began
Srster Mary Bemgna and Sxster Mary Edward celebrated thelr
Cxnderella Ball at the Blackhawk We had a marvelous t1me
Sodallty Coronatxon of the Blessed Vlrgm Mary
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May Day Congratulatxons Iumors
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Exams begxn The Semor Recxtal was marvelous
Iunxor Day What a wonderful t1me we had
The second Semor Recxtal was held today
Our Graduatxon Day
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