Villa Madonna Academy - Ros Maris Yearbook (Villa Hills, KY)

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Within these covers of Ros M aris, we have recorded the glorious memories of our ever so short school year that thus we may retain permanently a few of life's fleeting moments of joy. ' SARA SILVA, '43 Page flhree' Villa Madonna To the Blessed Virgin the benign patroness of our school and of our country we dedicate Ros Maris, 743 ww-'gm Page six M ary Elizabeth Berger "A friend more true has yet to live, Or one less selfish, or more guy." Conscientious, amiable, a connoisseur in the art of home-making. Has never accepted de- feat in anything. Persevering, pains-taking. patient. Her greatest responsibility, being "big sister:" her greatest pride, the Twins. Happy as the day is long. Kathleen Theresa Donahue "A merry laugh-a love of life ilself, No gloom, no fear can enter here." Cheerful, adept, precise. Kitty has a smile and a kind word for every one. Her happiest moments are spent writing to her three brothers in the service. Enthusiastic in class projects, her school spirit sets an example for all. Betty Ann Dressrnan "A girl, she seems, of tlteerful yesterdays Anal forwlitlertl fOl77tlfI'tJLL'S.U Carefree .Ind lmppy ns her poetry. A lively spirit, clever and literary-minded. A per- suasive manner. 'lihrives amid gnyety. Abominntes comparisons. Witticisms, fre- quent and sharp. provoke laughter rather than displeasure. A delightful friend. Paulina Glenn Ullow wise one must be To be always html." Amiable. active, and light-hearted. Cons- tantly responding to another's need. Never too busy to put the artistic touch to any project. An excellent class president, A friendly and gay personality. Glenny has the distinction of being It four-star member of the Annual staff. Page seven 'lam Page eight Rosemary Ann Holman "True happiness, if understood. Consists alone in doing good." Revels and excels in high finance. As Busi- ness Manager has steered Ros Maris through a precarious year. In the years we have known her, Rosemary has never accepted responsi- bility half-heartedly. Her zealous cooperation lends spirit to any project. however small. Her generosity and unfailing kindness will never be forgotten. M ary Angela Jacobs "Rich in saving common sense, In her simplicity sublime." A Southern drawl, a slow smile are character- istic of Angie. Capable and systematic, she has become one of our foremost organizers of proms and assembly programs. Her friends are many among Seniors and underclassmen alike. Dashing, spiritual. .incl cam Norma Marie M uccino "'l'l7i't't' was lttitghtvt' in hm' vtfus flrttl rniisit' tn hw' L'titt'i'. lid. lfxprcssivc An authority on brown cycs .intl clark hair. thi litcst lwintlw incl thc ncwcst tunes, Dc cnicnt, .intl ndvciitttrc. lights in new tlitls. cxcil Dorothy M ac M LIOfhl'7'1Q "l"u1' shi' was Imth murrtf tmtf tL'txt', llvr lKlUflhfl'1' wus hum-st tmtl triu'." l unassuming. A Vwfitty, mmlcxt. sinccrtu .im cutisciciitioits Prvlcct. .i guy conipaniun. and .1 loyal fricnil, Unhurricd hy cnusc. Dottie .ind calm, hut quick to rally to .iny wort pnsscsscs tht' ixirc gilt ul' being genuinely unnflcclcil. Pugt- nine GOV Pugf- It-n Mary Leah Nicholson "ll'1flJ qvnllv. uv! prvvuilzntl furfv. lntt-nr upon ht-r tlvslrmfal umr'st-." Dclilwratr. diplomatic, wcll vcrsc.l in civic aflaizs. Our lwusincss woman of tutlay: our lawycr of tomorrow. llcr somctimcs serious manncr is rcliuvcd hy gay and huarly l.1llglllL'f. Mary lcah will long hu rcmcmlwcrctl as a rc porter. commentator. and lcatlcr in discussions on public affairs. Pauline Rice "Sumo thinlz thc' wurltl is matic for fun and lrftlllif. 141741811 do l." Vivacious, petite, with a glint of mischief in hcr eye. An engaging companion and .1 steadfast friend, On thc hockey Held, in the swimming pool, or on the basket-lull court, "Ride" can hardly hc cxccllccl. She is knuwn to hc cvcrywhcrc at once, Mary Patricia Steiber i'No fare, no fate however sud Clwultl dim lhe lauahler of her ht-url." Carefree and musical, she has earned her repu- tation, "the life of the Senior class," There would never be a dull moment if Pat had her way. Can pull an accordion lilte a genuine Kentucltian. A voluminous letter writer. where ber smile can't reach her pen will. Sara Elizabeth Silva "Refined and poised, Ye! full of mirth." A dependable Class President and Treasurer. Has performel suucessfully the almost im- possible feat of balancing the Senior budget. Carries responsibility easily: worries little. Completely genuine. Outspolxen but not critical, Digniued with occasional lapses when she is only "witty and giddy." All are fond of Sally. X Pllllt' t'It'l't'I7 Page rw:-Im' Louise Gertrude Tewes 'lflcr Shlvl7l-1757 11105, hvr V77t'!'l'lf wrt. llmu um wr lm! ll'l7Jl'V77IH'l' lin-,xr A lwuoynnt, gayfspiritcd, cngagging I3Cl'SOIl.llllY. ull-t'VVlC4l has thc distinction of nwrnuriling .mylhing in record limc. llvr lwcnncss .xml .xlacrity are cliwplaycd nut only in thc clam- mmu, but on thc lmclwy Hold as well. An all .mmund girl. -113,1 'zum-:.:.y.4 3 ': xv-:4snv,7,5c1.4:v.J:1n: .gwgnful ' ummm VERBAL SNAPSHOTS She bent forward over her sewing machine, guiding the blue material in front of her. Then quickly she released the motor. Something had gone wrong, and the seam was slightly crooked. With the help of the scissors that her in- structor had left close by, she managed to rip the crooked thread. Placing the material once again under the needle and patting it gently, her hand trembling slightly, she tensely held the cloth in place as she guided it in as straight a line as possible. The musical hum of the purring motor brought a happy smile to Mary's face. For a minute she forgot all the headaches she had suffered over this same machine. Her prayer for success had not been in vain. At last she cut the thread that held her precious blue material in place and gazed almost reverently at the straight seam that was her reward for patience. J EANNE REESE. '45 A player stood silently poised on the soft green hockey field expectantly waiting her chance for a crack at the ball. Suddenly a tremendous shout arose from the crowd as the ball was knocked in her direction. Quick as a flash she raced blindly up the field, dribbling the hard ball. Mid shouts and gleeful cheers from the boisterous audience, and sticks flying all ways to block her, Kathleen raced madly toward the goal, one thought im- printed upon her mind, score! score! With every muscle straining to the utmost, her heart beating furiously, her shifting eyes pressing upon her the vital need for more speed, catching her breath in quick, short gasps, she madly rushed for- ward through her foes with jaws set in a determined fashion, lips pressed to- gether, and her mouse brown locks flying in the breeze. LAVERNE KREBS, '45 There goes the bell at 3:15 on Monday, and whom do we see but Betty Ann Dressman hurrying to change from her uniform into an outfit appropriate for a business girl, perhaps a lavender sweater and a tan skirt,-or a bright kelly green sweater and a tweed skirt. After the transformation has been wrought she is very picturesque indeed. Then she digs into the large black purse and finally locates her comb. A few rapid strokes through her golden hair, a dab of powder. a bit of lipstick, and she is ready to spend the rest of the day as one of the army of young business women who are doing their part to release workers for wartime jobs. MARY IRENE BERTKE, '45 Page fourteen There was just one girl sitting at the art table. Her smooth, capable hands moved swiftly over the paper as she drew first the rough outline, then sketched in the face, eyes, nose, and mouth. Her determined eyes were moving rapidly. with her hands following her glance. The figure gradually took form and grace, and the girl that was Working at it showed deep satisfaction because this was one she wouldn't have to tear up. Her feet were crossed under her chair, and her short wavy hair was hanging a little over one eye. The new class ring glittered in the sunlight as her hand flitted across the page. Her lips showed no sign of lipstick, and the eyes that darted over her paper looked like blue birds. Yes, it was easy to see that the future would be promising for Paulina. so I slowly closed the door and proceeded to my next class. JOELLA Sci-nvunr, '45 . . . - . . A young girl stood erect before the long mahogany desk of the manager of a large business concern, She was wearing a neat blue uniform with the spot- less white collar tucked beneath the folds of her open coat. Showing no signs of the nervousness which she felt, she turned her smiling business-like face toward the accommodating gentleman. Gradually, however, small beads of perspiration began to form on her high forehead beneath her neatly combed, wavy hair. Her well shaped lips parted in their inimitable way, and in a pleasing tone, Rose- mary solicited patronage for the war-time Ros Maris of '43, PAULINE NOLAN, '45 Is it time for recreation? If it is, we shall indeed venture forth to find the one girl that keeps us amused and amazed by tales of her past antics. Yes, in- deed, it could be no other than our Sally. Is it time to obtain a hostess, charm- ing and gracious, dignified in speech and in dress? Again, our Sally comes to the rescue. It may be time for a game of basket-ball or hockey, or for a swim in the pool. Our Sally is always there, ready to share and enjoy the pleasures and hows of Others' VIRGINIA MCDANIEL, '44 Pauline stands erect at the head of the diving board with feet together, hands down at her sides, and head held high. She takes three or four long steps toward the end of the board, springs, and in a moment is high in the air with all the grace of a jack-knife. She straightens out as fast as lightning and sub- merges. Coming up on the other side, she swims across the pool to climb out, proceeding as before. RUTH SCHEPER, '45 ' Page fifteen Whig: ' : r At the umpire's summons, she arose, picked up "Joe," her old pal, and with all the air of a member of the Reds took her place at the plate, a home run in mind. After having rejected three balls most scrupulously, she spotted a satisfactory one, swung instantly, and with the entire force of her body socked, sending a low, swift, and accurate ball beyond all of the fielders. Thrusting the bat aside, she rounded the bases in long, steady, swift strides, reaching the home plate with not a second to spare. Sinking down into the cool grass to rest up for another victorious crack at the ball, Angie seemed not to notice, except for a word of thanks, the praise and congratulation which were shouted at her. V ' HELEN WAGNER, '46 What Senior might be seen in front of the record-player or the radio, a dreamy far-away look in her eyes, and her arms hanging limply over the arm of the chair? One arm hanging, for the other hand would be playing with a tiny curl just in front of her ear. You speak to her: no response. At last rousing her from the deep reverie into which good music usually sends her, you receive an absent-minded, indifferent answer, and Norma slides back into a delicious absorption in thought. DOLORES BALLMAN, ,44 Back in the corner, paying no attention to any distraction, studying almost ferociously, sits a brown haired, brown eyed student. There are books in front of her, at her side, all around. She is literally closed in on all sides. So that she will not have to disturb herself to look for some reference, she has thoughtfully brought the reference books she will need with her. No, Mary Leah-will not waste a minute of her study hour, and you can readily see by the intent look on her face that she is absorbing every bit she is reading. She is the picture of an animated student on the track of something, and nothing will prevent her from gaming her point' JEANNE CLAIRE VEHR, '44 Page sixteen 55651if1tSi51E'f'.?f:Se'!fsj.,Qe,:f39 ' 3 ri'-if - 1 Just imagine a young girl full of pep and vitality, sitting behind the wheel of her car. She is laughing, probably at the latest joke she has just heard, but her eyes have not left the ribbon of road before her. I-Ier blond hair is blowing with the breeze from the open window. No camera can catch that bright sparkle in her blue eyes or those dimples that magically pop out each time she smiles. Can you see her? If so, you have a mental picture of Dottie. MARY JANE POPKEN, '44 Instead of being huddled around the victrola, a number of blue-uniformed girls were standing about the piano, eagerly listening to popular music played by some unidentified artist. Inquiringly I peered through a little crack, and saw the pianist's face. It was a Senior humbly playing for the entertainment of her underclassmen. Her face was all aglow with pleasure or heat, her lips moving gaily to the words of the tune, and her eyes taking in the notes, the piano keys. and the girls on either side of her, - all at the same time. Black hair twisted and turned on her white collar with every turn she made of her head to keep in time with the music. Slim, white iingers flew up and down the keyboard, at times doubtfully, at times firmly. Pat it was, "the girl who plays the accordion at home, but the piano at school." ROSE MARIE QUAING' '45 . . s . . s Louise is always busy doing one thing or another. It is hard to tell where you could find her. You may look through the keyhole of the sewing room door, but then she might be in the English room. If these places do not give you satisfaction, I should then advise you to look on the hockey field, or on the basket-ball court. Probably you are still looking for a Senior who is very hard to find. As a last chance, I think I hear her amongst that group of younger girls, who, as well as the Seniors, number her among their friends. ROSE MARIE HURLEY, '44 S64 Question Senior privileges are vague things. I used to think that there were many. Now that a senior I've become, I often ask if there are any. DOROTHY MUETHING, '43 Page seventeen 'weft , . 155 il . 1 -J "i - -, J? f .gc if "f, .'-,- -2 i rw' The Seniors in accordance with immemorial high school tradition indulge in SUPERLATIVES Most Obliging Most Cooperative Mary Angela Jacobs Rosemary Holman Happiest Kathleen Donahue Most Athletic Pauline Rice Most Versatile Louise Tewes World Hero MacArthur A Orchestra Tommy Dorsey Color Blue Branch 'of Serofce Army Actor Cary Grant Best Executive Mary Leah Nicholson Most Musical Patricia Steiber Best Singer Norma Muccino C leuerest Betty Ann Dressman and subscribe to the following PRIORITIES Movie Mrs. Miniver Sports for Boys Football Sports for Girls Hockey Song ' "As Time Goes By" Actress Bette Davis Page eighteen Most Amiable Sara Silva Most Artistic Paulina Glenn Wittiest Dorothy Muething Friendliest Mary Berger Boys' School Xavier Magazine AMERICAN Comic Strip Draftie or Blondie Columnist Walter Winchell News Commentator e Lowell Thomas You Who Have - Apologies to Robert Burns You, who have been filled with dread, You who've wished that you were dead, You're the one whose weary head Needs a little rest. Now forget what's gone before. Don't, I pray you, worry more. Forget about what's still in store, That's the way that's best. Maybe it seems you are accursed, Maybe your head is about to burst- But you're surely not the first, Nor will you be the last. Confess you've been in tighter jams, Don't jump each time the front door slams. It's only five or six exams. I'll bet you even passed! ! l BETTY ANN DRESSMAN, '43 In Retreat Lord, my thoughts all fly to Thee, In these days of reverie. In my heart visit me. My companion be. Be Thy whisper e'er so fleet Each suggestion my mind will greet. Start toward light my uncertain feet. I ask on bended knee. DoRo'rHY MUETHING, '43 Dear God Dear God, in a world that's torn with war, Let me think of the coming years When the cannon has ceased its roar And the nations dry their tears. Give me strength to wait release. Let me live as one should live, Serving ever the God of Peace. NORMA MUCCINO, '43 Before Assembly Some people think it very childish For me, a Senior, not to relish The idea of reciting upon the stage. They've told me o'er and o'er to be Composed and calm, and never see The audience, but to gaze above their heads. And yet my knees go all a tremble 'Way before the time to assemble On Blue Mondays at one hour past noon. My heart pounds doubly loud in my ears. My breath comes in gasps, and adds to my fears Among my classmates, I know I'll be the dunce. I wish I were home, oh, Oh, just this once! PAULINA GLENN. '43 A Forecast O that this horrible war were over at last, That we had heard the last cannon blast, That our heavy hearts were again serene, And that we could realize our dream, The dream of a new and better world, Where each country's flag shall wave unfurled And the people be free as the winds of the sea, Free as Americans. God grant this may be. SARA SILVA, '43 Page nineteen rs-N-ravjgregav V l l Better Known Name as Mary Our Mare Kathleen Kitty Betty Ann Pete Paulina Glenny Rosemary Rosie Mary Angela Angie Norma Ish Dorothy Dottie Mary Leah Never Fail Pauline Ricie , Sara Sally k Patricia N Patsy Louise Tewie 'Wa I Information of No Value Page Always Found Eating Milkduds Writing letters Awaiting mailman Drinking cokes Soliciting ads In the store Reading Downbeat Writing book reports Answering questions Around With Glenny and Ricie Playing the piano Driving a car twenty Shrinlts from Book reports Leading the Angelus Mayonnaise Assemblies Class Friction Being called "Angel" Study Periods Proms Reciting poetry Writing on the blackboard Phone calls Nothing Idleness u , . e -:r,,3,1.,23',,f'4'9 I A, 'ef to the Enemy Theme Song "Springtime in Vienna" "At Last" "Don't Get Around Much Any More" "Georgia on My Mind" "For Me and My Gal" "Star Dust" "Marie" "Old Rocking Chair's Got Me" "When the Lights Go On Again" "Star Dust'Z "Can't Get Out of This Mood" "Army Air Corps" "That Soldier of Mine" Favorite Memory Retreat 1943 First train ride New Year's Eve Seven Years at the Villa First Play Day School First time at Beverly Hills Five weeks in Florida Vacation in Canada A certain Christmas Danc Wedding bells Indian Lake Vacation 1942 I 0 Haunted by Frankie and Johnnie Four stripes and a star Hooks and eyes -60's-' Japs Army Super-markets Math Assignments "My Buddy" Gremlins Gopher dens Her Chauffeur- ette days The Irish Page twenty-one Ambition To be a perfect home-maker Home economics teacher To edit a poet's corner Fashion designer To see Shanghai To live up to her name Metropolitan singer A chemist Washington business woman Air hostess A WAVE Concert in Carnegie Hall A nurse's cap W .L ., .:, ' 5 N For all our days are spent.-Ps. LXXXIX, 9. We, the Seniors of the Villa Madonna Academy, of the city of Covington. in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, are now fully aware that the time of departure is almost at hand, and that we shall have to say farewell to our high school days. Before we leave, however, we wish to bequeath our most cherished treasures, which in each succeeding year have been held by us in higher esteem. Our beloved books, songs, and school gossip shall hereafter belong to the consignees, under one condition, that they guard our possessions with the pride and joy with which we leave them. We do hereby relinquish all our goods and chattels as below mentioned: ARTICLE I-To the Faculty-Gratitude and appreciation for their labors in our behalf. May their future students be less diflicult to contend with. ARTICLE II-To All the Underclassmen-Our ability to keep law and order in all our class meetings, even though we might all talk at once. ARTICLE III-To the Juniors--A hearty wish that they may succeed in being victors in both hockey and basket-ball tournaments, in which we were not successful. ARTICLE IV-To the Sophomores-Our willingness to face the future and the past with smiles and good cheer. ARTICLE V-To the Freshmen-The dignity which becomes them when they are Seniors, but a dignity without sophistication, to which we hold no claim. ARTICLE VI-To the individuals herewith designated: I, Mary Berger, impart to Marcia Roeding-my ability to complete a dress in time to have it displayed at the end of the year-may her fingers ily more swiftly than mine: to Miriam Rose-the exclusive right to telephone from 12:30 to l :00, provided she does not call the same number each day: to Barbara McCoy--my official role as a Friar in the Shakesperian and Lenten plays-may the ascetic Friar be the style when she stars: to Geraldine Mayleben--my ability always to have my French assignments, and my brown moccasins which lasted me my last two years of high school-may she contrive a satisfactory method of keeping them on. I, Kathleen Donahue, relinquish to Joella Schmidt--my desk in Room I. including a can of oil for the squeaks: to Donna Spille-my privilege of going home on week ends-may she enjoy them twice as much as I: to Aida Valerio- my ardent love for basket-ball, and also for the ones who keep it as it is: to Anne Byrne Harwood-the success of keeping her spelling book up to date and the supplementary books free from fines. Page twenty-two o I, Betty Ann Dressman, bequeath to Ann Dressman-my position as Assistant Editor of Ros Maris - may she restore the Dressman reputation wherever I have failed it: to Jeanne Claire Vehr-the pleasure of being Chair- man of the Catholic Literature Committee and President of Gamma Ray, pro- vided that she learn to separate these honors from the trembling voice which al- ways accompanied them for me when the day of the meeting arrived: to Jean Vogelsang-reluctantly, the three and a half square inches which constituted my seat on the green bus each afternoon, with the stipulation that she occupy this space only on the end of the seat closest to the aisle and never trip the de- parting students as they climb over her feet. I, Paulina Glenn, give to Marthe Sue Henslee-whole-heartedly and sig- nificantly, my ability suddenly to change my study-hours from recreational centers into cases of intense study and deep contemplation-may her friends be less dazed by the transformation than mine were: to Pat Spille, I sadly relin- quish my good, old, faithful bathing cap which has served its purpose fairly well during these past four years. Though it may have a tear or two in it, she cannot afford to forget that it is pure rubber-and, need I explain? To Mary Ellen Groeschen--my place in the very iirst row in the Glee Club, where I sincerely hope that she will be more helpful in carrying the tune than I ever was: to Mar- garet Bimel-my old, yet interesting fifth-hand French book, hoping that when she takes up the study of the French tongue, she will not find the text too faded from the brilliance of the many eyes that once scanned its passages: to June Hazel -my ardent love for participating in assembly programs with the concomitant enjoyment of having her knees tremble even more than her paper. I, Rosemary Holman, will to Virginia McDaniel-my ability in usually keeping abreast of spelling lists: to Mary Catherine Rabe, my desk in the second floor study hall-may she get as much use out of it as I did: to Ann Middendorf -my seat on the bus in the morning so that she may enjoy the privilege of selection accorded to early arrivals: to Alice Murray-the pleasure which I had in taking snapshots of my underclassmen for the Annual-may she prove more practical in her ideas. I, Mary Leah Nicholson. give to Marynell Wachs-locker No. 29 and the privilege of being the only day-pupil to share a locker with a boarder: to Ruth Scheper-my faithful alarm clock which has served me so well in my four years at the Villa. I hereby caution her, however, that it always failed to go off at the correct time: to Joan Plunkett-my position as Chairman of the Senior Defense Council in the Victory Corps--may it next year be called the Peace Council: to Pauline Nolan-most regretfully, the remains of my English note book, which has demanded hours of toil in rewriting papers for it during these four years. Page twenty-three o I, Angela Jacobs, leave to Virginia Anne McCormack-my pink clover cologne to be used only in the Senior House: to Jean Berger-my ability to run into some one I know every time I leave school: to Helen Wagner-my duties as a stepladder, provided she will grow several inches before next year: to Jean Hammersmith--my athletic ability, hoping she will receive as much pleasure from it as I did. I, Norma Muccino, resign to Dolores Ballman-my front seat in the taxi going home on Fridays, provided that she alternates each week with some other girl: to Mary Dell Kammer--my beloved bathing suit, practically White from the usage of four years: to Ann Moser-mon petit calendrier, only on condition that she cross out each day until the last day of school: to Loretta Sullivan-my own private and cherished blue and white room in the Senior House when she becomes a Senior. I, Dorothy Muething, bequeath to Rosemarie Conway-my position as Prefect of the Sodality, provided that her fellow students approve, next year, my selection: to Rose Marie Quaing--my dilapidated red and black hat, just as it is, all tattered and worn, which has served me well for three years: to Margie Schneider-my blessing and prayer, that when she embarks upon the study of a new language, i. e., French, she will find pronunciations easier than I found them: to Rita Jegley-my ability to remain indifferent to the morning chatter about me on the bus, especially when there is something I must prepare for a morning class-this being true almost every morning: to Rosemary Kues- my big and baggy gym suit, which I inherited from my sister, who graduated a full ten years ago-may she always respect it as an heirloom: with it goes one ill-fitting gym skirt of a paler shade of green. I, Pauline Rice, impart to Helen Woods-my most ardent desire to wear my hair shoulder length and keep it in place instead of constantly in my eyes, my skill and enjoyment in driving a car up and down any long drive-way: to Jeanne Reese-my duty of collecting pennies-may she never have visions of pennies dancing through her head: to Rosemary Grote-my most cherished pastime, the long bus ride in the afternoon, provided she use the time to her ad- vantage and not idly talking to the rest of the students: to Joan Siemer-my seven study periods, provided she follow my example in employing well the golden hours. I, Sara Silva, leave to Jo Ann Price-my beloved bath robe which has served me faithfully for my nine years at the Villa: to Irene Bertke-my position as Chairman of Our Lady's Committee, provided she can improve on my persuasive talks for better attendance at Rosary: to LaVerne Krebs-my dear gym suit, hoping that it fits her better than it fit me: to Sheila Plun- kett-my oflice as Class Treasurer, and may she have better success in collecting dues than I had. Page twenty-four gg a I, Patricia Steiber, bequeath to Nancy O'Connell-my ardent love for playing the piano in the rec, or any other piano available--may her class- mates show their appreciation for her talent by refraining from running the phonograph while she plays: to Joan Martin-my claim to fame as an angel in the Christmas play-may she portray her part well and receive at least five lines to speak: to Mary Alice Shields-my undisputed title as goal-keeper on the hockey team, provided that she watch the ball more carefully than I, also my favorite chair by the radiator in Mary Jane's house, which I occupy every morning while waiting for the bus: to Rose Marie Hurley--those iifteen minutes I cherished at noon dancing in the rec, or walking in the spring through the park-may she enjoy them as I have, also my Secretaryship in Gamma Ray, provided she keep the minutes better than its former Secretary kept them: to Mary Jane Popken-my priority on the "coke" machine, and my position as assistant on the Mission Committee, provided she collect more pennies than I, and the hope that she be fortunate enough in securing a bed instead of a cot at the next retreat. I, Louise Tewes will to Ruth Wilde-a pleasant early morning conversa- tion concerning the weather and the Fahrenheit readings: to Patricia Rahe-the frontmost seat on the green bus, directly in front of the heater by which we gradually thaw out on cold mornings: to Alice Macke--the refreshing 8:15 A. M. stride from home to the bus stop: to Patricia Schilds-my L'Abbe Con- stantin-may she also keep the pages free from annotations, as I tried to do, but without success. ARTICLE VII-Signed and ratified on this eighth day of June, nineteen hundred and forty-three. f ' THE CLASS OF '43 Herewith Endeth Five Dynasties: Sara, the fourth of the line of Silva: M ary Angela, the third of the line of Jacobs: Dorothy, the third of the line of Muething: Betty Ann, the second of the line of Dressman: Louise, the second of the line of Tewes. Page twenty-live u A Voice of Experience Stepping out of the bus for the last time after ten years travel on it, a sad Senior recalls many scenes in which it figured, some serious and some amusing, and lives again the days gone by. There is the smile of the genial bus driver as he welcomed each student entering the bus. There are the various types of students. Some there were always studying, and wondering, "Shall I know this by the time I arrive at school?" Others there were with their jokes, a new one every day, or else with some event of the evening before that simply must be related. Almost every day there was some one running for the bus, a source of humor to the onlooker, but not so for the runner whose thoughts were as busy as her feet: "Does the bus driver see me? Will he wait? Am I going to miss the bus? How shall I get to school?" How vivid the scenes of the highway, the countryside, the farm lands! Winter and snow on the ground: the last day of school when all thing green were just shooting up with a promise of bountiful harvest: the Hrst day of the new term with fulfillment realized. The pictures recalled of the afternoon rides are quite different. There are no new jokesg no one is running for the bus: very seldom is there anyone, even the most studious, studying. Every one is talking-about the things that the day had brought forth, the interesting things, the humorous things, sometimes the sad things. But that was yesterday, yesteryear. Today is the last day for all that. Tomorrow is another story. ROSEMARY HOLMAN, '43 Farewell Remembrances last longer than present realities. This we know is true. but we have not yet begun to think of our days at the Villa as remembrances. That time, however, is drawing steadily closer, and we, the Seniors of '43, must pause and remember the many happy days which will soon be memories. We must remember our first shy, eager days as Freshmen: our trials and joys as grown-up Sophomores: the prom we planned as Juniors: and our iirst Senior privileges. We have accepted these things in our stride, but it is strange how we cherish them when they become intangibie memories. We have often heard it said that the way to love a thing is to realize it can be lost. How true that is! As we begin to grasp the full meaning of Farewell, we realize that memories as dear as these can never fade, that in days such as these, when tur- moil disrupts all else, our cherished memories of our days at the Villa will pro- vide for us a haven now and throughout the years. BETTY ANN DRESSMAN, '43 Page twenty-six N .,.. W Y wif 05 f' fi" rri' wg.: rx. 0? Q V I 6 15095 4 XX Q 'Db rw f ...LL ,Wave ,"jjf,5 V. AI5 V ! 'LQ!'5fgfl ' M . Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I well tell you what great things he hath done for my soul.- Ps. LXV, 16. The Retreat The halls of the big building were empty. The classrooms, so recently filled with the light-hearted laughter of students, were now silent. Profound peace had descended upon the Villa, and with it had come retreat. The chapel was the only scene of activity, for there students had gathered to hear the nrst conference of their retreat-master, Father Austin, O. S. B. This conference be- gan with an explanation of the word retreat, an explanation which showed quite unmistakably that the retreatants had entered upon three days which were not at all a retreat in the usual sense of the word, but rather a step forward. This thought remained with them throughout the succeeding days, and served as a constant reminder to those who were tempted to break their silence. The atmosphere of silence and meditation continued and was intensined rather than disturbed by the inspiring conferences of the retreat master, and the singing of "Our Lady of Good Counsel" and other hymns at nightfall. Evening Benediction, as always, was the most impressive feature of the day. When the Blessed Sacrament was exposd on the altar, the cares of the world seemed worlds away and all that mattered was approaching nearer to God. This beautiful spirit remained unbroken throughout the retreat, as though God had taken each retreatant by the hand and had asked only that she open her heart to Him in prayer. ' As the strains of "Holy God We Praise Thy Name" died away and the Seniors led the ranks from the chapel after the last conference, there were tears in theeyes of many of the girls, not, however, tears of sorrow--rather that particular brand of tears which girls save to be shed on special occasions, such as graduations, or weddings, or the end of one's last retreat at the Villa. BETTY ANN DREssMAN. '43 Page twenty-eight Student Spiritual Council Cfulholzl' l.1'fU!'tlfLIIAL' Commillve: l'rvfcc'! . Dorothy Mucllming Cfhairnvczn Betty Ann Drcssman L'UChUr,'S,,'f: A3-Y'iSfU'7f A Marv Bffgvf ChlIl'fI77tll7 Dorothy Muctlming .ASSI-SItIl7f Joanne Claire Vclmr Asgfgggnf Louigq 'llgwgg Assislunl Norma Muccino Mrsxriolv ClOl77I77!'flf'l'I Our llmyyk COnm7l'Hf,L,i CThllI'fl77lll7 Pauline Rico Cjwjnmm A Sam Silva AS.9liSlt1l7l Patricia SlCibCf Aggrglgnf Jggn Plunkgll Axsislunl Gcralclinc Maylcbcn flssrslanl Mary Jane Popkcn Page llL'C'I7lQl'!7I-171' Eucharistic Committee The purpose of the Eucharistic Committee is to encourage all sodalists to increase their devotion to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. This committee provides the means for them to attain this end. On October l, a Votive Mass of the Holy Ghost was celebrated in the academy chapel. All students attended, and asked His blessing and help throughout the year. This is one of the few occasions when it is possible for all the students to attend Mass together. It is possible for the boarders to assist at Mass in the morning as often as they wish. It is not so convenient for the :lay pupils to attend Mass in their parish church. Despite this, many of the students sacrificed extra hours of sleep in order to hear Mass and receive Holy Communion often during Lent. It is almost impossible for some of the day-pupils to receive Holy Com- munion on First Friday. To meet the difiiculty, it has been arranged that on each First Friday of the month Holy Communion is distributed in the chapel and afterwards breakfast is served. Also, on each First Friday the Blessed Sacrament is exposed all day in the convent chapel. Sodalists are encouraged to make a visit some time during the day, and a list of those who promise to do so is posted each month. Another spiritual activity which the Eucharistic Committee undertook this year was posting each month a list of Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament. The Handmaids, when submitting their name for the list, promise to receive Holy Communion once a week, and visit the Blessed Sacrament daily. Probably the extent to which the Committee has attained its aim is known only by the individual, but it should be considered sufficient if even one sodalist had been inspired to greater love and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. DOROTHY MUETHING, '43 Our Lady's Committee . Most intimately connected with the lives of sodalists is the promotion of devotion to Our Blessed Mother. She is the spiritual leader of our sodality: hence it is, that our sodality is dedicated to her. Her guidance and protection, together with the cooperation of the sodalists, have made the sodality the great organization that it is today. Our Lady's Committee deals exclusively with work of a spiritual nature. Its aims are to urge rosary devotion and the recitation of the Ofiice of the Blessed Virgin, a practice too often neglected in after school days, but one which is truly a worthy way of honoring Our Blessed Mother. The Committee also reminds sodalists of the approach of feast days of Our Lady and suggests ways of preparing for the feasts. We, as Americans, should have a special devotion to Our Immaculate Mother, because she is the patroness of our country, and, as sodalists of Our Lady, it is fitting that we do all we can to spread devotion to Our Immaculate Mother- SARA SILVA, '43 In the Parody Contest conducted by the Sodality, the Sophomores were adjudged the winners, with the following entry: CI remember youj Mary, hear our prayer: Guard our boys on land, on sea, in air, W1'th care, we beg of you. Watch them from aboveg Help them fight to save the land we love, This land under the blue. Glorious God, we praise Thy holy name. It is our aim to bring Peace into view. This is our last plea, Help us to keep our country always free After victory Dear Mother, this is our prayer to you. ANN DRESSMAN. '45 Page thirty Mission Committee There are many activities at the Villa, but the favorite work of charity among the students is mission work. The most important project of the Mission Committee has been the observance of Mission Week. During this period the committee members made special effort to raise funds to help the missionaries. A graph was drawn on which was shown each class's financial status, a potent means of creating rivalry among the classes. Chances were sold on a theatre book. The Juniors staged a record drive, and each class gave pennies until their purses were exhausted from the constant opening and closing. Suspense and anxiety reached its peak as the week drew to a close, and at Friday's Sodality meeting, talks were given by the committee members, the theatre book raffled, and the winners of the penny drive announced. The Sophomores decided that they could not let the year pass without sponsoring something special for the Missions. Consequently they gave an auction: even a professional auctioneer could not have done better. They had a tremendous attendance, and the persuasiveness of the auctioneer raised the bid- ding to exalted heights. The members who will assume this responsibility next year leave no doubt in the Seniors' minds that they leave this committee in capable hands, and that it will reach even greater heights in the future. PAULINE RICE, '43 The Catholic Literature Committee This year, as always, the purpose of the Catholic Literature Committee has been to further the reading of Catholic literature, not only among the students but in the home. For this reason the activities of the committee have been extended beyond the home in order to reach those members of the family who are serving our country. We have sent a set of fifty pamphlets to Fort Benning, Georgia, which has been graciously acknowledged by the army chaplain. The activities of the committee are not restricted to work of this type, however. We have sent a year's subscription to our sodality paper, The Queen's Work, to the Covington Public Library and have also encouraged the spread of the diocesan magazine, The Messenger, by sending a check to be used in purchasing five subscriptions to this magazine. We have also made considerable progress in the sale of Father Lord's pamphlets. This year we have increased our order over that of last year, and have found it necessary to re-order several of the pamphlets, such as A Salute to the Men in the Service, to enable us to meet the demand. We have re- peated last year's procedure of the Pamphlet Guild, the members of which pledge themselves to buy one pamphlet each month. To date, two hundred and fifty-four pamphlets have been sold to the students, most of whom are members of the Guild. We hope to reach the three hundred mark by June. Our doing so will serve as one more indication that, although the activities of the 1943 Catholic Literature Committee have been varied, they have indeed been success u . BETTY ANN DRESSMAN, '43 Indestructible A church, no matter large or small, Is like a house with incensed halls. Bombs are dropped to crash them all, But they never hit the golden walls. MARYNELL WAC!-ts, '46 Page thirty-one And l will meditate on all thy works and will be employed in thy z'nUmlz'ons AJ-Ps. LXXVI, 13. I q 1lm'lL4-lwu The Sewing Room As the l 145 bell rings for the next period, a group of girls strolls down the hall, carrying sewing bags with all sorts of material peeping from them. They enter the sewing room on the second floor. Two or three students are sitting at their machines, trying in vain to turn the corners of a very small patch that causes a great deal of trouble. A seamstress who has finally completed a few months' work-more or less-on a dress is standing before the large gilt mirror waiting for one of the sewing students to measure the dress length in order that she may put in the last stitches-the hem. Soon the bell rings, and there is a great hustle to put away the machines and materials in time for the next class. MARY BERGER, '43 Temptation Conquered Several knocks at the door are heard, and then a cheery voice telling us it is time for Mass. We answer, we suppose, but not with alacrity. Then for a few minutes we ponder on the cold morning air we shall soon have to face. We think of the deliciously warm bed we are lying in, and how wonderful it would be to stay in this morning. While we are lying thus, the minutes are quickly flying by, and it is getting late. We quckly spring out of bed, dress like a flash, dash cold water on our faces, and grab our hats, coats, and prayer books as if we were going to a fire. By this time we are worn out from the hurry, but we do finally make it to the chapel just before the priest enters the sanctuary. We look a bit bedraggled and out of sorts: however, we hope the Lord will forgive our appearance this morning and we promise sincerely to get up on UITIC tOITlOI'I'OW. SARA SILVA, '43 And We Shall Have Our Snow The cold north winds of the night before brought with them bushels of heaping white snow. The shiny icicles hanging from the windows, the Hrs and the hemlocks clothed in white, the entire earth folded under a cold white fluffy blanket, and the wind whistling through the trees sweeping up a wall of snow seemed to invite us to come out and enjoy the winter frolic. As we walked down the winding path to the lake frozen with thick ice. the snow crunched and cracked beneath our feet, keeping in tune with the clang of the ice skates as they bumped back and forth in our hands. A whirl, a twirl, a bump, a jump, and down we go on the ice. Up again in a few seconds, the skating is continued. Peals of laughter and shouts of joy are echoed across the country-side as the beginners and the professionals glide across the plate of glass. Alas, the sun sinks behind the horizon, the gray clouds hover close to the earth, and once again with beaming red faces and frozen hands and feet, we traverse the winding path. PAULINE NOLAN, '45 Catholic Press Month During Catholic Press Month, the Juniors and Seniors were elected to present a program for the monthly meeting of the Mothers' Club. After the mothers had transacted their regular business, our program began with Mary Angela Jacobs acting as chairman. The numbers ranged from a discussion of Catholic magazines to a round table discussion by three Juniors of The Song of Bernadette. We concluded our program with "The Star Spangled Ban- ner," which our mothers sang with us, and then they visited our display of Catholic magazines in the English room. MARY ANGELA Jacoiss, '43 Page thirty-three Dawn Leaving the convent chapel, we glance about, only to find that the One we have just received has spread much of the beauty of His creation around our way. The birds, inviting us to share their cheerful mood, chirp merrily: the river ripples and gleams in the early morning sunlight and displays in many bends its crystal beauty. The horizon, upheld by the hills, is one fiery red ball, suarounded by a mass of variegated hues that gradually disappear in a clear white ra nance. Each early riser goes her way: one to her home-work, another to play tennis, and yet another to catch that valuable forty winks before the hour of breakfast. Surely the beauty of such a spring morning is an additional reward for taking the opportunity of beginning the morning in the best manner possible, bg rcelceiving Him to Whom each soul is responsible for her every action during t e ay. MARY ANGELA JACOBS, '43 Mid-day The welcome peal of the bell, the trample of hurried feet, the hushed prayer of thanks, and the burst of joyful chatter, herald the dinner hour. Amid the clatter of silverware on china, happy voices ring out, discussing the hap- penings of the morning or things to come in the afternoon, or those terrible problems that were assigned for home-work last night, either in geometry, or in chemistry, or in algebra. Here, over the dinner table, problems are thrashed out, news relayed, jokes told, and happy hours are planned. Oh, what is so rare as the twenty minutes spent at lunch! JOAN PLUNKETT' .44 Evening The usual study hour before dinner started with unusual quietness, and the girls settled down to study almost as soon as the prayer at the beginning of the hour had been said. As dinner time approached, however, every-one seemed restless and noisy. Books were dropped. pens scratched over the paper, pages were turned nervously as the girls tried to finish their lessons before the bell rang. Feet scraped the iioor, desk lids thudded, loose-leaf fillers clicked in staccato beat. lids were hastily being replaced on ink bottles, and the hushed whisper of an information seeker could be heard. It seemed as if a high tension wire were thrown across the room. and all the girls were sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for it. Then the loud peal of the bell broke through the large room filled with students, and the tension wire snapped. JOELLA SCHMIDT, '45 Page thirty-four Sprmg As the weather grows warmer and as you awaken to find in your eyes rays of the sun instead of cold, twinkling beams of starlight, you realize that the school year is almost over. Then, perhaps, in your astonishment you start to analyze your feelings about leaving the Villa and to relive precious moments: the later spring days when the sun boiled down upon your back, as you picked a few violets for your hair, or the noon time as you lay in the sweet, warm grass, cramming for that important test. And how many glorious Saturday mornings did you rush out to the tennis court, there to shout and chase that tiny ball around until you had to stop exhausted! How many mornings did you awaken to lie in the cool, spring breeze that blew the curtains of your bed, and thank God that it was spring again, and that you could once more watch the Villa come alive under the warm touch of the most cherished season of the year! Yes, it is spring, and you still .have a few more days to bask in the Villa sunshine, look over toward sooty Cincinnati, and be thankful that you are here, not there. Yes, students, play, study, pray, and enjoy spring at the V1112- DoLoREs BALLMAN, '44 May Day A beautiful hymn to Mary, Queen of Heaven, breaks the hush of the spring day. Our May Day procession has begun: files of girls pass through the corridors into the brilliance of the outdoors. Their white dresses make attractive patterns against nature's colorful background. The quiet breeze stirs the soft petals that the tiny flower girls have scattered in their path. A privileged girl is in their midst-the signally honored May queen. The winding way leads the group to the peaceful shade of the grotto. The queen pauses within the shrine. Then the procession returns by the narrow gravel path, indoors. As the chapel organ resounds, the strains of another beautiful song mount heavenward, while a tiny girl with uplifted hands offers a delicate crown to be placed upon Our Lady's image. The Benediction of Mary's Son brings to a close another cherished memory for the students of Villa Madonna. PAULINA GLENN, '43 The Grotto A nook of silence and simplicity, concealed by vines and shrubs, yet visible to all who wish to visit it, is the Grotto. Rustically built of rock is the structure in which reposes the statue of the Blessed Virgin. Visiting there one recalls the hardships of the life of the Blessed Virgin and admits the appro- priateness of erecting a shrine, so unpretentious and unadorned, in her honor. She, the model of simplicity and purity, would wish nothing better than a cold, stone grotto, such as the cold sepulchre from whence her Divine Son rose from the dead. KATHLEEN DONAHUE, '43 Page thirty-five ' ffsxiitl' 4 l We have passed through fire and water, and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.--Ps. LX V, 12. An Ever Welcome Guest This year our friend of many years, Anna Bird Stewart, paid us another visit. Always a welcome visitor, this widely known author and poet seems to be equally as delighted to relate her experiences to us as we are to listen. She told us of her visits to France, and of the experiences which prompted her to write her latest book, Bibi the Baher's Horse. She also read several selections from the book and repeated some of the poems which she wrote many years ago. There is something about Anna Bird Stewart, some charm or graciousness of manner, which makes us feel, after having one of those sessions with her, that we have spoken with a celebrity. She seems so much a part of our school year that we Seniors would have felt our Senior year at the Villa incomplete had she failed to appear on our lecture program. BETTY ANN DRESSMAN, '43 Marie Houston On October 15, the students here at the Villa were again privileged to have as their guest, Marie Houston. She had, besides her rich, beautiful voice and charming personality, a delightful program with which to entertain us. Every time Miss Houston changed her type of song she donned appropriate costumes. In less than an hour, we saw her as a gypsy, an old-fashioned lady, a man, and even "Old Glory." Her program was most varied, with such num- bers as "Indian Love Call," "My Old Kentucky Home," and "The Star- Spangled Banner," From year to year we always await eagerly the day on which once more we are able to hear Marie Houston. NORMA MUCCINO, '43 The Party of the Year "Jingle bells! Jingle Bells! Make way for Santa." 1 A good old-fashioned Christmas party was exactly what was needed to brighten any long or worried faces that might disturb the holiday season. Led by Jolly Old Saint Nick, a long procession of blue-clad girls filed into the gaily decorated rec to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." And come he did. with gifts and prizes and jolly laughter for all. The afternoon passed quickly in the playing of old-fashioned parlor games, the singing of Christmas carols, and in watching Santa dance. Most enjoyable were the special Christmas carols sung by the younger members of the school, the grade pupils, and an amateur play put on by a few of our ambitious Freshmen and Sophomores. The tree was robbed of its candy, the rec that had been so beautifully and lovingly decorated resembled more and more the name alfectionately given it by the girls, but everyone was happy and satisfied. JOAN PLUNKETT, '44 Page thirty-six Bannister Squad It was February 10, seven-thirty, P.M ., and all was abustle in "St, Bene- dict's." Of course! You guessed it. It was the night of the Prom. Hose, slippers. pearls, make-up. and formals dominated the scene, and wereiin various stages of adjustment. Every girl was engrossed in the beautifying process. Every girl, of course, but our Bannister Squad. They were helping others. In fact, they were more excited than the Prom goers. Then, from below, came floating dreamy notes of music. Music three- flights down, and they could not be there! Sadly they climbed into their pajamas. which were their imaginary formals, and went out to look over the bannister. This certainly was not what they called consolation. Perhaps a coke would prove pacifying, but how could they secure one? Long moments later a black and white chiffon dress came floating up the steps, and their problem was solved. Down to the coke machine went the girl in the black and white chiffon and returned soon with four warm cokes and the excuse that they had "just been put in." Disgustedly our Bannister Squad drank the warm coke and their hot, melted chocolate. They were disgusted. Why did a person have to go through this stage? Biting their candy vindictively and sipping their coke too quickly, they consoled themselves by listening to "Mr, District Attorney." You will find that it's worth waiting for, little Bannister Squad, and you, too, all Bannister Squads to come. Some day when you will have put the grades behind you, you will be thrilled by the music, your first long formal billowing about you, and the subtle fragance of the corsage upon your shoulder. All is yours to look forward to, and I am sure you will enjoy it all as much as 1 . BY ONE WHO WAS The Senior Banquet It is the last of May, and the night of the annual Senior farewell banquet. Girls gaily attired in evening dresses mill through the halls awaiting the signal to commence the procession to the dining-room. The old grandfather clock in the hall strikes six-thirty, the bell rings, and the girls descend the stairway. The air swells with the strain of "Villa Dear," and then there are surprised and pleased exclamations as the dining-room is sighted. On the tables, which are arranged in a horse-shoe, are vases of fresh flowers. At each girl's place there is a favor, usually a small china doll garbed in graduation dress. Lighted candles lend an atmosphere of splendor to the occasion. Finally each girl has found her respective place, a prayer is said, and the banquet bgins. PATRICIA STEIBER, '43 Page thirty-seven . .qu Freshman Prom The excitement of the Freshman Prom begins anew each year. In the corri- dors, on the bus, or almost anywhere, there will be always found groups of Seniors huddled together talking in low tones. On the study hall black boards notices for those mysterious class meetings in the Senior House begin to appear. At the lunch table, conversation is almost limited to the Prom. Slowly the days creep by. Classes and homework become tantalizing drudgery that, nevertheless, must be endured. The Seniors, excited but cautious, continue planning. Senior day-pupils carry packages on the bus, and upon arriving at school rush them into the Senior House. At last, the long awaited day arrives. It is February 10. Oh, horrible fate! It is raining. The day seems to last eons as the minutes slowly tick by- to everyone but the Seniors, busy with last minute preparations. Finally, it is time for the buses to leave. From then on does time fly! Those little things you left until the last minute take time. It is time to leave home. The flowers are just right, and everything is going off smoothly. Now's the big moment, entering the rec. This is the result of all that planning. It is far, far nicer than anything you had imagined. The band is playing, and the dancing has started. In contrast to the rest of the day, the hours now seem like minutes. All too soon the band plays "Home Sweet Home," and there you are leaning back in the car, munching the peppermint stick you received during the grand march. All the material proof you have left of this wondrous evening is the bit of ribbon from the peppermint stick, tucked away in your purse, and a wilted corsage, but those many memories will ever be yours to ponder over any time V011 like. T MARY JANE POPKEN, '44 Music ' ' How well music interprets our every feeling! It expresses our moods and temperaments far better than mere talking. lt is something which seeps into the soul and gives us such an exalted feeling that we are unable to express our- selves adequately except through music. The great composers put into their compositions their thoughts, desires, and feelings. When we run over a theme of Mozart, do we not become calm and peaceful, and when we study Bach, do we not see in his music the beauty of toil and a hard life? So, too, do we en- counter in our lives moods and feelings which only music can interpret. How dull it would be if we were to recite Christmas songs in a dreamy monotone. Music and song enliven verses, which otherwise seem stilted. Caroling has been one of the traditional customs of the Villa. It is through this custom each year that we can truly express the spirit of Christmas. Our program includes caroling here and in the convent chapel, the Seniors exercising the additional privilege of singing in the infirmary, one of the coveted opportuni- ties in a Senior's life. The Mass which We sing yearly in honor of the Holy Ghost, petitioning Him to shower the gift of wisdom upon us, is an event never to be forgotten. The music and the beautiful words of the Mass remain with us, a subject to recall and retain vividly in our minds the remembrance of our dependence on the Holy Spirit. The weekly singing classes and the yearly Junior and Senior music recitals play a most prominent part in our musical lives. Those early morning singing classes have given us a cheerful start on a dreary day. The recitals and the splendid accompaniment of the school orchestra have shown the talent which exists among the students, and hold in them the promise that at least one of the performers may some day be recognized as a noted pianist or violinist. Something of a different nature in the line of music has been introduced this year, the auditions in which the music pupils participate before obtaining the various grades of certificates sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers. In these and other ways has music accompanied us through our school days, rendering these days unforgettable. SARA SILVA' '43 Page thirty-eight Q an .yn -32 9. 1 ff 55 N . P . A . V XX ff Q, I .. 1.x g Q., h gg x Sl? 0 QR.. X f'- J' Wi' 'Q 1 xi' X 5. '12 ww Cx., y I-Q EW s ' gi ' ,, X N. ' Y 1 Wi 4 Q X Q Q Q T , 5 K X ' ai Ea Y 5 N 'Nfl' t X x 'W - X il 131, X t x J Q. w X , bv X .f " X Elm? if R wb 1, S ? 06 5? if Y, ,gf N x xxx .. X FX 'X X- KM f-N, X M Campus View In Freedonfs Cause w N i W me-qr, -fn.. ' xzgar:m.::'x.zmauuv I s,.1un-n-mvswznfiwuxmmmrxv vqzrad -ww And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and direct thou the work of our hands over us: yea, the work of our hands do thou direct.-Ps. LXXXIX, 17. Victory Corps The Victory Corps unit was organized at Villa Madonna Academy, Octo- ber 17, 1942, to direct the students toward a more active participation in the war effort. These efforts are to be made, not only while engaged in class work, but also during hours outside of school. An outline of the plan of organization was proposed and accepted by the faculty and students, and we were on our way in our war efforts. The war efforts of the students of the Villa have been concerned less with physical activity and more with building up the home morale. Our work in the Victory Corps has been to relieve the burdens of our parents, teachers, friends, and companions by being tactful, thoughtful, considerate, friendly, and cooperative. Home morale is as necessary as collecting scrap, war work, and other like activities. Because this is both a resident and day academy for girls, participation in community activities is dependent on the time and type of those activities. We could buy and sell defense stamps as well as others, and this we did. Our sale of defense stamps has been steadily rising to the goal we have set for our school year. In order to make the selling of stamps an organized Victory Corps activity, a Senior Defense Council was appointed. Those chosen were Rosemary Kues and Joan Siemer, Freshmen: Pauline Nolan, Sophomore: Joan Plunkett, Junior: and Rosemary Holman, Senior, with Mary Leah Nicholson, chairman. Our students have joined the local Red Cross units, and have participated in the activities of the Girl Scouts, and used their spare time as nurses aids in local hospitals. Our students in these and other ways are participating in neces- sary phases of the work of the Victory Corps in the home, the school, and on the job. MARY LEAH NicHoLsoN, '43 Page forty-one Our Changing Curriculum There is hardly a phase of life that has remained untouched by the hand of war. Business has felt its effect. Homes have been disrupted. Our school, too, has realized that, in this changing world, our interests must be centered on current matters, and that we must be trained to meet the responsibilities that face a nation at war. For this reason, our curriculum has undergone changes. Business arithmetic, mechanical drawing, world history, and crafts have made their appearance in the line of new and vital subjects. Spanish and French, although not new to our curriculum, are all the more vital now that our country finds itself confronted with these languages in our associations with those countries in which they are spoken. Our assemblies have lent spirit to our patriotic efforts by encouraging the purchase of War Stamps and our participa- tion in the Victory Corps and our conscientious following of its activities. Our Sodality has impressed upon us the importance of prayer in these days of War. It has inspired us to pray for the victory that still remains a part of the veiled future, and it has given us the strength to make sacrifices willingly, accepting them as blessings rather than trials. In these ways the Villa curriculum of 1943 has renewed its efforts toward making the students physically fit, mentally alert, and spiritually active. BETTY ANN DREssMAN, '43 In Service So great a thing, so noble a thing these men and women of our nation are doing! Leaving their homes, their wives, their sweethearts, to go out and fight for our country's freedom. They are lighting not only against our mortal enemy, but against our moral enemy as well, the enemy who is striving relent- lessly for the destruction of Christian ideals and Christian living. These men and women in the armed forces of our nation are facing a stupendous task, pro- tecting to the very best of their ability, even with their lives, their country, their homes, their loved ones. But these men and women with all the ammunition they can handle cannot win this decisive victory alone. They must have the help of another army, a special army, the army of Christ, the army of priests and religious whose job it will be to reestablish Christianity in a de-Chris- tianized world. When this war is over, our problem will not have been solved. It will be the task of these men and women, this special army of Christ, to carry the Truth, the means of eternal salvation, to all mankind across the seas. It will be their job not only to save lives, but to save souls, save them from eternal death and guide them to eternal life. This special army at present is relatively small. In our own school, for instance, there are only three students who have brothers or sisters in the re- ligious life. This percentage must be greatly increased if our ideals and our spiritual way of life are to survive. God calls many young men and young women into His own service, the priestly or religious life, but not all heed the call. Let us steadfastly hope and valiantly pray that this glorious army will be speedily increased, that those with undiscovered vocations will soon see the light and join the army of Christ, which must save the world. ANNE DRESSMAN, '45 Page forty-two Two Heroes Who is the simple man with the large starry eyes and hollow cheeks? Who is the man who carries himself with such perfect dignity, yet whose smile be- tokens profound humility? Why does he appear so sad, and why is he so digni- fied and humble? No, he was not born this way. He became thus through long years of work and responsibility. He was born gay and happy like all children, but as the years passed his studies became graver and his thoughts deeper until now he is the loneliest man in the world. He lives in a great stone castle centuries old and daily walks through sombre, shadowed halls filled with heavy and ancient furniture. He lives in seclusion with his thoughts and with God. Friends may be near, but he no longer has time to stop and joke about old times: nor would they dare to take such liberties with him. Little do we know his trials and woes, little do we know of his great concern for us. He rules the greatest kingdom on earth, yet he is virtually unknown to many people. Although he is a man of few words, he is a man of many prayers. The terms of peace which, in the end, the world must carry out will be based principally on his five peace points, or it will be a peace not worth the having. Our future will be carved indirectly by these points. This lonely, almost heart-broken man is the Vicar of Christ, the visible head of the Catholic Church, Bishop of Rome, and the father of every Catholic man and woman. He loves the Japanese and the Germans, Jews and Negroes, Englishmen and Americans: he loves everyone, and he is concerned that the Kingdom of Christ may come upon earth. Is he really a man? Yes. This is our Holy Father, the representative of Ciod on this earth, Who strengthens him to do all these things and still survive. Let us remember him when we are talking about the great men of our time. History may not accord him the recognition he deserves. Let us then keep the thought of him in our hearts, and let us pass on to our children the memory of the deeds of this great, simple man. In all our prayers, let us remember our Holy Father-Pope Pius XII. PATRICIA SPILLE, '44 The thick-carpeted floors muffled the sound of the President's irregular footsteps as he slowly approached the restful arm-chair that had been drawn near the huge, glowing fire place. This was a moment of relaxation which fol- lowed an hour of tenseness and anxiety. His gaze wandered from the book- lined walls to the fine mahogany desk upon which stood a globe of the world. His eyes held a worried expression now, as if he were reminded of duties and responsibilities. The fire threw weird, dancing shadows over the globe, suggest- ing to him the darkness that in reality was creeping across the universe. A tumbl- ing log brought his thoughts back to the peacefulness of the room. The glow- ing embers sent forth a kind of cheeriness. But as the President watched the tiny flames, his eyes were caught in a steady gaze. He was contemplating the reactions of the people who two hours ago had so heartily responded to his speech. He had carried across to them his idea of final victory, and in their hearts he had met patriotism and trust. The little, merry flames had died, and only the red logs remained to shed their warmth over the tired, brave man, who was now slouched in the cushions of his favorite chair, asleep. PAULINA GLENN, '43 Page forty-three .Q fdiw. Inauguration of the Victory Corps The students of the Villa will hardly forget December 7, l94Z, for. exactly a year after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, they were pledged into the Victory Corps. The chairman of the program, Paulina Glenn, '43, and two other members of the Senior class presented appropriate papers concerning the students' conception of the Corps and the obligations they were assuming. After a most inspiring address by Reverend Leo Streck, diocesan director of De- fense Activities for Catholic Schools, Reverend Aloysius Griesinger, the chap- lain, administered the pledges. The insignia of the Victory Corps was then awarded to the new members by Mrs. Jerome Wilde, president of the Mothers' Club. The program closed with the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner." Since the Victory Corps activities had been placed under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin, the assembly then proceeded to the chapel, to invoke the help of her Divine Son and to receive His blessing in the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament' PATRICIA SPILLE, '44 A Message to Garcia Every generation has its problems to face. As we look forward to the end of this war we realize that it will be incumbent on us, the youth of today, to face the post-war problems sensibly in order that there will be no repetition of the conditions that followed the first World War. We must learn to use good judgment where others have failed and to profit by their mistakes. We can do this only by facing the situation which lies before us, as grown men and women, even though we are young in years. We should do everything in our power to make the world a sound and sensible place for our children, not a world of hatred in which the greatness of a country is measured by its power to kill its fellow-men. The only way in which we can lit ourselves for this task is by beginning while we are young, and by taking an active interest in the affairs of the world. Unless we begin now to accept the responsibilities which will be ours, we shall never be able to conduct ourselves intelligently under the strain of the post-war problems. Our participation in the Victory Corps, our training as Nurses' Aids, Air Raid Wardens, and all the other patriotic activities, are directed toward the training of wide-awake American youth. We must realize that this war is ours despite the fact that our age prohibits our taking part in actual combat. Our future responsibiliies may seem a vague and unreal possibility at the present, but it is our duty to our country, our message to Garcia, to begin immediately to lit ourselves for the task before us. MARY BERGER' '43 Page forty-four I J' On Washington's Birthday The Senior history class was privileged to give the assembly program on February 22, in commemoration of Washington's birthday. After the pledge of allegiance to the flag and the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner," a short but interesting movie was shown. The film concerned our territorial possessions: their distance from the American continent, how they were acquired, and their economic importance. After the film, an interesting paper on the government of each of our possessions was presented by Mary Leah Nicholson. In conjunction with her report, Louise Tewes outlined the chief products of the island, both in the agricultural and the mining industries. In keeping with the special occasion, Norma Muccino compared the lives of Lincoln and Washington: their characters, environments, and personalities. A program, today, would not be complete if one did not include a number concerning present threats to our maintaining lasting freedom, so Patricia Steiber contributed that essential portion. It was entitled, "Our Heritage." The singing of "The Recessional" closed the program. LOUISE TEWES, '43 "No Greater Glory" No time could be more opportune than the present to convince students of the urgent need of nurses. For this purpose the student nurses of St. Elizabeth Hospital presented, on February 22, a most timely program consisting of two short movies and chorals by the Student Nurses' Glee Club. The Dean of Student Nurses opened the program with a short talk on the need of nurses at present and in the future. She said that we might not think it is Worth while to start studying nursing now because the war would more than likely be over before we complete our training. More than ever, she said, shall we be needed, because of the inevitable epidemics that follow wars and the need of constant care for some of the men in service who return. The first movie dealt with the qualifications required of a nurse. She must be in the upper third of her class, between the ages of eighteen and thirty- five, and a high school graduate. She must be patient and enduring, possessing a great deal of stamina. The second picture, "No Greater Glory," took us back to the earlier wars and the important part nurses played in them. We were reminded once again of those courageous women, Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale. Those in attendance were duly impressed with the nobility of the nurse's vo- cation and the service the nurse is rendering our country in this time of national emergency. SARA SILVA, '43 Page forty-five Two Points of View A shrill siren breaks through the bleak silence which prevails throughout the premises of the Villa. Quickly the glowing lights in the building flicker out. Cincinnati, always bright and gay, slowly fades out of sight. The moon, now the only source of light, casts an eerie glow upon objects beneath, giving an ap- pearance of utter desolateness. The only sound that pierces this hovering dark- ness is the howl of a lone dog whose nocturnal dreams have been disturbed by the shriek of the siren. The minutes pass quickly in this oh, so silent blackout, but will it always symbolize a time of such utter stillness? In other countries blackouts have meant the roar of planes, the sound of anti-aircraft, and flames bursting high into the sky, a scene of death and destruction. This can happen here, but with the grace and goodness of God it will not happen here. The "all-clear" signal sounds, and once again the lights appear against the darkened horizon. SARA SILVA, '43 The night was gloriously perfect for the scheduled blackout. Billows of dark clouds covered the moon, and the earth was wreathed in sombre shadows. My duty as an air-raid warden was to patrol the street situated on a hill over- looking the city. I looked at my watch. One minute to go. I gazed at the city stretched out before me. The darkness that enveloped it made the lights shine more brilliantly than before. Just then the stillness was shattered by the sudden piercing whine of the siren. Instantly the lights of the city became dim. Then like little fire-flies they went out completely. There I stood on the hill. surrounded by utter blackness and quiet. I stood there frozen to the spot. remote from the world with just the panorama of the sky above. Slowly, like a devil defying the world, the moon sneaked from behind the clouds and hung like a glowing ball in the sky. The roofs of the houses shone in its effulgence like the snow-laden villages in the mountains. Then as swiftly as it came, the blackout was over, and the "all clear" whistle sounded. The lights blinked and danced all over the town, and the beautiful moment was lost forever. g ROSEMARIE CONWAY, '44 Page forty-six Interlude The prom was in full session. Music was filling every corner of the building, and the soldier guests seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. Although Private X seemed to be having a good time, he left the recreation hall during his favorite song and mounted the steps toward the chapel. On his face were mingled humility toward the unseen Presence and unmistakable eagerness. Not content with a rear seat. he made his way toward the front of the chapel, there to kneel at the Communion rail. It was as though he were striving to come as close to Our Lord as he dared. He whispered his prayer to himself and then stared at the crucifix, engrossed in a confidential talk with his heavenly Father. He was asking God's protection for his family-so far away: for a bit of His patience to be transmitted to his sweetheart, who was waiting for him. Perhaps he also asked for a blessing upon himself, for he might be in battle in a very short time, not too short for him, though. He didn't mind so much for himself, but he did want some sort of future with Mary, too. But then, he knew that if his life would mean the safety of Mary, the folks, and all like them, he would gladly give it. The last prayer that Private X offered was for his buddy, Joe, who had been "shipped" before him. He was now in Guadalcanal, and X was hoping for the best. The music blared, and a frown crossed his forehead. He devoutly crossed himself, genuflected, and walked slowly down the aisle. When he reached the stairs, his steps quickened, and the frown was no longer on his brow. He felt, somehow, strengthened, and knew that he could enjoy the music and the fun ahead of him with a light heart, for his worries were no longer his alone. Now some one else shared them. DoLoREs BALLMAN, '44 Boys through whom scrap piles increase, Girls who conserve without cease, Mothers who collect the grease Help win this war. Grease makes glycerine: then dynamite Blows the enemy out of sight, Helps our boys to win this fight. . U. S. they are fighting for. LoU1sE TEWES, '43 Page forty-seven Ilgg-iw ' 'wdl livi " :1 :I- , . im' 1 QB - l j, 1 .3132 fad: Substitutes Advertisers tell us not to accept substitutes, but what choice have we when the United States Government bids us do so and save tires? The other day I noticed that one of the prominent manufacturers of the city had solved the problem by making local deliveries with horse and wagon. It amused me at the time to see the brightly painted buckboard, drawn by a team of horses, waiting for the street light to turn green. But now, as I think it over, it doesn't sound like such a bad idea. For wide-spread use, however, that method might not work so well. Imagine the young man of today hitching a horse to a wagon, and then driving slowly down the paved highway to see his one and only. The average boy of teen-age is accustomed to pressing the starter of his father's sedan and roaring off to his destination. There is really a slight contrast between grandma at sixteen and the young girl of today. Then, too, there is the street car or bus that you and your date might take from your home if his A card had vanished the night before last. But this, too, has some drawbacks as well as compensations. It may prove very uncom- fortable if you have to stand three-fourths of the way instead of riding in comfort. After all, though, we owe something to our country, and this wouldn't be a very high toll to pay. Next we take the bicycle, that two wheeled conveyance that most of our younger brothers just couldn't do without. It really has possibilities if you have a lot of excess energy, but I don't recommend this to the average housewife. A better idea, which few people consider, is using their legs as a means of conveyance. This would be practical in a great many ways. It would cut out strenuous diet, which most girls deem necessary for beauty. It would give them life and vitality, and they would find out just how useful legs can be. Well, you may take your choice, but as for me, "I'm staying home for the duration." ANNE BYRNE HARWOOD, '44 The Price of Victory Even we who have laughed at tears Occasionally must cry. Even we who are young in years Must one day die. Sometimes, we who love life most Are soonest called , Are the first ones to meet the Host. Can we then be appalled That in this strife, When vfctory's not yet won. He may ask our life Or that of brother or son Or dearest friend to pay His price, If that, and that alone, suffice? BETTY ANN DRESSMAN. '43 Page forty-eight The Junior Red Cross At the beginning of the 1942-1943 school year a high school division of the Junior Red Cross Unit was organzed at the Villa, as we are interested in helping this worthy cause, even though that help be slight. Some of the activities toward which the Unit has contributed are making covers for books for the blind, and tray covers for the sick, and collecting books and magazines for our armed forces. Some have knitted sweaters and scarfs that will keep our fighting boys warm. Others have given their services after school and on Saturday to the hospitals. We are glad that we can help the suffering and our armed forces. Even though we cannot assist them personally, we can help them through the Junior Red Cross by our own small efforts. RUTH WILDE, '44 A Career Address March 30 may sound just like any other date, but to the Seniors of '43 it was really a somewhat auspicious occasion. The reason for their elation was that they had the opportunity of enjoying one of those long awaited Senior privileges. They were invited to attend the Mothers' Club meeting, and all agreed it was well worth the sacrifice of a study period, for at the meeting they were addressed by Lieutenant Winifred Alber, a member of the United States Army Nurse Corps. In an interesting talk, Lieutenant Alber told of the splendid work that the army nurses are doing, both at home and abroad. She also stressed the urgent need for more enlistments and asked the Seniors whether any were planning a nursing career. She graciously answered their questions and furnished them with infomation as well as with the example which served as an incentive for imitation. BETTY ANN DRESSMAN, '43 For a Better Understanding of Our Neighbors The Spanish class, on April 5, presented a most interesting, instructive, and colorful assembly. The object of the program was to familiarize the stu- dents who do not take Spanish with the customs, the education, and the every- day life of Spain and of the Spanish speaking people of the South American Re- publics, and thus to further their knowledge and appreciation of these coun- tries. Each of the members who contributed to the program discussed a separate phase of Spanish life such as the children, the school life, the amusements. sports, and fiestas, and the influence of the Spanish language on our own language. ' I - 1 ,f . A The second portion of the program began immediately after the playing of "Mi Viejo'Anior"' by the 'string orchestra. As the curtain opened, the Spanish class stood transformed before us, arrayed in Spanish costumes which had been brought from Mexico by a member of the class. While sparkling sequins danced before-our eyes, we listened as the beautiful senoritas sang the lilting melodies of Spain which concluded the program. BETTY ANN DRESSMAN, '43 Page forty-nine 1 '74 I' iii- "flaw s ' fi' A M l l? I. wry l S 3- A " Q I v. 1 i 4 gl i A 1 fi Q l i 4 1 . li Passed by the Censor Pauline Rice prefers peppermint sticks to lip stick. Dolores delights in doodling designs. June shudders at the mention of a diet. Mary Ellen Groeschen's friendly greeting to day-students never suffers a blackout. Mary Alice knows her Florida. Betty Ann needs a ceiling on stationery and stamps. Rosemarie Conway is determined to make Honorable Mention a First Prize next year. Anne Byrne says children's hair always grows darker with years. Joan Martin, like Abou Ben Adhem, loves all mankind. Virginia McDaniel has a penchant for screw-drivers. nails, and hammers. Mary Dell dreams of a perfect jack-knife dive. Rosemary Holman's worries about overlooking assignment data are now over. Joan Plunkett thrives under the burden of holding up the altos. LaVerne becomes terrified at the knocking of her knees on report days. Pat Spille's friends have recovered from her succumbing to Prom Fever. . Jo Ann has discovered that studying improves school life. Barbara, 'tis rumored, has decided to cut her raven tresses. For Rosemary Kues' favorite quotation when she misses bus connection, see the last couplet of "Maud Muller." I Ruth Scheper has decided that biology specimens do not belong in Latin c asses. "In all the school girl ne was ther noon That to rosary bifore Sheila sholde goon." ' Ann Middendorf almost convinces us that she has grown up when she wears her hair in a roll. Ann Moser bewails the dwindling purchasing power of the nickel in the potato chip market. Pauline Nolan holds the all time silence record in the green bus. Norma is busy cultivating the fine art of being an aunt. Marynell need not be ashamed of her record for punctuality in assignments. Jean Vogelsang's wit keeps up the morale of the Freshman class. Page fifty Mary Jane Popken and Pat Spille's scientific method will yet prove the ruin of the lab. V Patricia Rahe walks for her health, rides horseback for safety. Loretta rivals the Seniors in dignity. What a peaceful world this would be, if we had more Ritas. Patricia Steiber considers no woman is so beautiful that she can afford to forego jewelry. Mary Leah has an aversion to quoting an author exactly. Just Ask Joella when she expects her interest in mystery tales to cease. D Virginia McDaniel how many times she has posed for a Record Drive picture. Rose Marie Hurley how she acquired the emblems on her raincoat. Jeanne Claire why "My Old Kentucky Home" grows dearer day by day. Ann Dressman what she will do if and when she fails a Latin test. Jeanne Reese whether she has solved the marvel of pink nectar sodas. Jean Berger whether extractions in public conveyances 'are less painful than in dental oflices. Alice Macke what would happen if the younger members of the family should reach the mail box first. I Geraldine whether she can recall any occasion when she found herself hurry- ing. Rosemarie Conway when she intends testing her proficiency in Spanish south of the Rio Grande. Mary Angela for information as to what continents forward V mail. Margie Schneider where Ruth is. Rose Marie Quaing what hairdresser directs her coiffure. Virginia McCormack to express her opinion on "jitterbugging." Ellen Claire Schneider anything you want to know about The Merchant of Venice. Pat Schilds why her various "dues" are so heavy. Joan Siemer whether she has seen Rosemary lately. Virginia McDaniel how she acquired her perfect technique in soliciting patrons for Ros Maris. - Page fifty-one . v li A ir. -riff- Assets and Louise Tewes Irene Bertke Jean Hammersmith Dorothy Muething Donna Spille Aida Valerio Anne Dressman Margaret Bimel Kathleen Donahue Helen Woods Nancy O'Connell Mary Catherine Rabe Mary Berger f ' Helen Wagner Marthe Sue Henslee Pauline Rice Miriam Rose Sara Silva Paulina Glenn Ruth Wilde Alice Murray Marcia Roeding Rosemary Grote B-Card Just being small Interpreting dreams Understanding inflation Contagious laughter Attachment to her diary Poise Parodies Friendliness Lengthening list of friends Catching on Diving readiness Her family Orchids Mountain idioms Her speed Her compass Rosary record Southern charm Ability to cough her way out of .any class Nursing experience Mathematical skill Her smile Page fifty-two Liabilities "Well, I mea." Sense of humor during study hour Magazines Her Play Days Family feuds Autographs English radio singers Arguments with Loretta Good old Spartan days Ciceronian prowess Pencil sharpeners White sneakers Aversion for mayonnaise Eagerness to do anything for anybody Month-end sighs Moron jokes Telephone calls Being twinless Signing receipts Her Waves Her questions Skating record Her spelling book .-,pew . gi, ,J -Q'-ue. F, i l 3:35 .1..u'fi Kathleen Dorothy Mary Irene Mary and Jean Mary Angela Mary Leah Virginia Ann Mary Alice Betty Ann Pauline Sara Marthe Sue Rose Marie Virginia Joan and Sheila Jo Ann Ruth Helen Ann Margaret Rosemary Joan Little Sisters to the Great: Staff-Sergeant Henry F. Donahue Private Edward C. Donahue Aviation Cadet Richard A. Donahue Warrant-Oflicer Carl A. Muething Private Richard J. Muething Private Robert J. Muething Corporal William Bertke Private Jack Bertke Aviation Cadet Paul Bertke Private James R. Berger Corporal Thomas R. Berger Aviation Cadet John W. Jacobs Aviation Cadet Fred T. Jacobs Private Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr. Private William J. Nicholson Lieutenant George W. McCormack Private Edward R. McCormack Corporal Edward F. Shields Radio Technician William A, Shields Corporal John C. Dressman Private Thomas L. Rice Chester A. Silva Private Thomas J. Henslee Private Irwin Hurley Corporal William McDaniel William Plunkett ' Private Chester A. Priced ' Thomas Wilde Apprentice Seaman Emmet Woods - William Middendorf ' Aviation Cadet Fred Bimel Aviation Cadet Harry Kues A Private Kenneth W. Martin ' Page fifty-three Paratroops Transportation Air Corps Battalion Medical Corps Air Corps Air Corps Signal Corps Signal Corps Naval Air Corps Infantry Infantry Air Corps Air Corps Army Postal Battalion Signal Corps Airborne Division Railway Battalion Air Corps Navy Signal Corps ' Q Military Transportation Naval Reserve ' ,W , Marine Air Corps Ordnance , Air Corps Army Reserve Air Corps Army Reserve Navy ' Naval Reserve Air Corps Air Corps Air Corps X West View Page fifty-four starts- 1 V 's:maaat:n-:tu-er.:g.aszf. er xr Gamma Ray Since its organization in l930, the Gamma Ray Club of the Villa has been an important factor in the activities of the students. Ar the beginning of this, the thirteenth year of its existence, the constitution was amended. A system of points, given according to each member's participation in the meetings, has afforded a new incentive to the members to please as well as to be informative. The science students, or rather the enthusiasts, have found the club, this year. a font of knowledge and entertainment. The meetings have been varied enough to suit every taste. The hobbies of the students, the importance of science in the war, new discoveries and inventions, moving pictures, plays, and broadcasts have comprised the activities or furnished subjects for the meetings throughout the school year. President Secretary MARY BIQRGIQR K.-X'I'llI.lil5N DoNA11Utf MARY ANcslsi.A .lations DoRo'mY MUI5 HIING lVlARY l.l3AIl N1cfisoi.soN PAU1.INIi Riciif SARA SILVA Iotnsif 'I'11wi2s Members Betty Ann Dressman Patricia Steiber Rostimmzzii CONWAY Rosh MARIIE HuR1,12Y Gl5RAl.D:N15 MAYl.i5maN JOAN P1.uNKti'I'T MARY JANE POPKIZN PA'1'R1ct1A S1f11.l,i3 JPANN12 CLAIRE Vtlmz RUTH Wll.Dli Jlk-XNNIY XVOLKINC1 l'lFl.I3N WOCUDS lVlARY LIEAH N1C1io1.soN, '43 Page fffltf-livs' Iii, Along the Chic . , 1 Ililif lllu wx Hammers' r. Q ' ' vnu A r Athletic Awards Since the athletic awards are made in May after Ros Maris has been published, those for l94l-1942 are given here: Cup for Outstanding Athlete-Frances Brady, '42. Cup for Tennis Tournament-Jeanne Claire Vehr, '44. Letters-Mary Nienaber, '42, Kathleen Donahue, '43: Mary Angela Jacobs, '43: Dolores Ballman, '44, Jo Ann Price, '44: Jeanne Claire Vehr, '44-: Helen Woods, '44: Jean Berger, '45, Mary Irene Bertke, '45, Anne Dress- man, '45: Rita Ann Krebs, '45. Letters with two stripes Caward merited for third timej Bettie Runner, '42, Jeanne Weller, '42, - Letter with one stripe Caward merited for second timej Sara Silva, '43g Ruth Wilde, '44. Sophomores Victorious A gray, autumn day, November 20, heavy with clouds that betokened rain, ushered in the final game of the hockey tournament. Juniors and Sopho- mores, both battling for the honors that accompany such a victory, were on the field doing their best. With already defeated Freshmen and Seniors cheer- ing them on and with spirits soaring at every shot of the ball, they held the spectators spellbound, the suspense during the last quarter being felt by all. A tie score drove each girl to play as she had never played before, and when the Sophomore forward manoeuvered the ball from her opponent, there was no stopping any of that team. From the halves to the guards to the ends, the ball traveled precisely, well-directed, and quickly toward the goal. The once well- guarded Junior line was broken through by a bevy of green clad Sophs, rushing on and on through the field, scattering all remaining obstacles on the way, on and on, till the ball was safely shot through the goal post. Thus a drearyday of gloom was quickly transposed into a glorious one of sunshine for the happy Sophomores, who had so energetically earned their title, Hockey Champions of Villa Madonna. ' ' NANCY O'CoNNELL, '45 Veniebamus, Videbamus, Vincebamur Trudging through a sudden downpour, with spirits defying the surround- ing gloom, up never-ending steps climbed the basket-ball players of the Villa to test their wits and prowess against those of Sacred Heart. Entering the building we were pleasantly greeted by a member of the faculty and some girls. After following them through halls, twisting and curving down steps, We finally reached a room Where we changed into our gym suits. I Under the leadership of our captain, Pauline Rice, we entrusted ourselves to Miss Caswell to guide us to the scene of combat. We met our foe and fought gallantly, but retired in defeat by two baskets. Both teams played well, but the better team won. In a pleasant room we were served refreshments, and after an enjoyable afternoon we left with promises that our erstwhile foes would return our visit soon. JEANNE CLAIRE VEHR, '44 Page fifty-seven Athletics Day dreaming. Yes, I suppose everyone day dreams now and then, but I am quite certain that their dreams are far different from mine. I was think- ing of the different sports we have at the Villa, and what quaint pictures the girls make while participating in them. How we look forward to our annual hockey game with Sacred Heart stu- dents! The tall, the thin, and even the small ones display an eagerness to win and a half sense of fear of their doing otherwise. Girls clad in colorful red and others in gay green mingle together on a field of victory or of defeat. The shrill tone of the whistle is heard, shiny hockey sticks clash, a battered ball rolls down the field, excited players pursuing it, cheers from the stand-a goal for our opponent. When King Winter spreads his heavy white cloak over the world and Jack Frost tries the temper of the lakes to the freezing point, ice skates again appear in fashion. And so, at the Villa, the dull scraping of the skates as the girls grace- fully glide about on the ice, act as a challenge to all. Most of the girls look as if they were giving a rehearsal for an acrobatic show, while the advanced skaters make different figures-so they say. How different from hockey is basket-ball! Minutes dwindle to seconds, a huddle of players like a swarm of bees. Villa players get the ball! Work it down, pass it here, shoot: a brown ball bounces off the board, rolls around the wire-a basket. Cheers go up from the lusty rooting section who did their share. The aquamarine surface of the Villa swimming pool is rumpled as our dolphins begin to display their aquatic ability, splashing their way to success. Success, not in the sense of competition with other schools, but the success that is always held dear, that of accomplishing a diliicult feat. When the tennis season rolls around, the tennis enthusiasts begin to rummage through equipment for racquets, balls, and shoes, and they jump at the chance to compete for the title, "Winner of the Tournament and Top Player at the Villa." The courts are anthills of activity, for hilarious girls are anxiously batting red and white balls in and outside the courts. For some unknown reason, to the amateurs tennis becomes a game of hit and find. Look at that player on the second court. Nice racquet that Senior has. Here comes the ball. Out it goes! That was lucky. Another one. That got her. Not enough practice with her back hand, or was it because the sun was in her eyes? One could go on dreaming of the other sports we have at the Villa, but one marvels at the spirit of sportsmanship displayed by the girls in these conflicts, and by the character building their contacts have produced, and of which we are justly proud. PAULINE RICE, '43 Page Iifty-eight S 6 Mvsx gk X fv 9 S 5,535 Li . X . xxx? X lx' f-Q is ...Sf FS 5 W , 1 , , X I mg W K mf 2 i K , M M , 'W . Q . MM N Nwmmmw ww ww Q M 1 as X xr K Q, .4 L, ,, Nt , NNN Tiff is SW f 'SN '73 xv Q :Sy Kg v 1 7 E 1 7 :ka Q N ' J , .1 E ff A TALE IN TWO ACTS fWith Apologies to Dickensj Registration It was the busiest of times, it was the laziest of times: it was the beginning of study, it was thetend of pleasure: it was the day to greet classmates. it was the day to bid good-bye to playmates: it was the time to say hello to teachers, it was the time to say au revoir to parents-in short, vacation time was ended for another year, and students were registering for school after three months of summer freedom. . " HELEN Wooos, '44 Graduation It was the time to part, it was the time to start: it was the end of the year, it was the beginning of life: we had the past behind us, we had the future before us: we were all going one way, we were all going different ways, we were sorry, we were glad: we were parting, We were starting: for it was the time of graduation, the time when no one could take back anything, for it had been done, and all that was left for us was to try to do better in the future. RosE MARIE HURLEY, '44 To Whom Honor Is Due Paulina Glenn was awarded Honorable Mention in Class A Group 1- Fashion Design KAP in the Southern Ohio High School Art Exhibit, sponsored by the John Shillito Company. Betty Ann Dressman was twice awarded Honorable Mention in Everyday Reading for Creative Composition, and Rosemarie Conway also received Honor- able Mention for an entry. The Mothers' Club of the Villa have supplied the altar in our chapel with cut flowers throughout the school year. Page sixty Who hath set my soul to live: and hath not suffered my feet to be moved.-Ps. LXV, 9. Junior Class .lo Ann Price. Ann Byrne llarwood, Marllic Sue Henslee, Virginia McDaniel, Ruth NVilde. .loan Plunkett. Mary .lane llopken, Virginia McCormack, Rose Marie Hurley, Aida Valerio Geraldine Maylelwen. Patricia Spille, Rosemarie Conway. Jeanne Claire Vehr, llelen XX'oods Dolores Hallman, Page S1'Allf-0170 Thou art my protector and my refuge: trust-Ps. XC, 2. My God. k if x M1 in him will I Xl Sophomore Class Nancy O'Connell, Rose Marie Quaing. Jean Berger, Patricia Rahe. Ann Dressman. Irene Prerllte, Mary Dell Kammer, Anne Moser. Alice Macke, Miriam Rose, Jeanne Reese. Ann Midtlen tlorf, .loella Schmidt. Pauline Nolan, Margie Schneider, l.aVerne Krebs. Mary Catherine Ralue. Mary lillen Groesehen. Ruth Scheper. Putle xzxlgf-ltuzm l reniembcrccl the words of the Lord: for I will be mindful of thy wonders from the beginning.-Ps. LXXVI, 12. Freshman Class lXlarcia Rueding. Marynell XVaclis. .lean Vogelsnng, Rosemary Grote, Barbara McCoy. Alice Mur- ray, Patricia Srhilils, .lean llammersmith, lfllen Claire Schneider, June Hazel. Rosernnry lines. llelen NVagner. Nlargaret Bimel, Sheila Plunkett, Donna Spills. Joan Marlin, l,oretl.1 Sullivan. .loan Siemer, Rita Jegley. Absent: Mary Alice Shields. Page XIi.Ylll-lfPI'L'U The Grotto 4, wi f' WW' ,. , ff 40 '?v Vw UG nnfvineh mf GRADES i Q3 S Q5 ak The Lord is the keeper of little ones.-P CX V, 6. X e :I ' , If X I x 3, ,.,,-q, ,, .,,f . .,.,.f, 5 ' 5 fir e. " - I r 6 jf-fi If 5 Seventh and Eighth Grades Marilyn Brink. Nanfy Oclsncr, Patty Price. Mary Jeanne Maloney. Roseanne Rcclwrs, Nlargic Maclw. Ann Kane, Rosemary McCullough. Mary Alice Gauscpohl, Patricia Madden, Laura Jean Connor, Joan Bischoff, Palsy McCauley, Marjcan Spillc, Peggy Vchr, Page sixty-Hue 0111, 077 Fourth, Ififth, and Sixth Grades Mary Ifrances NX'illenl1rink. Joyce Martin. Rita Marie XVainscott. Dean Bauer. Gloria lilassmever. Catherine l.lll7I'CCl1l. .loyee Macke, llattie Ann Pierson. Glenna Marlin. IIAIIY Kane. Bar hara Rice, Nancy Bischoff, Virginia lilsaesser. Marilyn Ihiel, Virginia Dyson. I7i.ine Glass meyer. .loan Deters, .loyce NVolle. Phyllis Sieher. Rita lVlaloney, I'marlHara Connell. Betty Ann Niemeyer. Absent: Belly .Io Kallmeyer. Marna Roeding. Sister: Gladys, what are those signs you have with your numbers 1' Gladys: tat the black-board! This is a plus sign. and that is a sinus sign. 6 My School Days In the year l94l, I walked into my new school and my home for that year. I was to go to school and to play with other girls I did not know. I was looking forward to making friends with the willing. I saw some ladies whom I had never seen before. Mother said I should call them Sisters. My first year at that beautiful school of Mary was a very happy year, full of learning. On that first day I felt a warm love for the kind and gentle Sisters of God. and l hope those Sisters toward me felt the same. This is my third year at the Villa. Other days that I shall never forget are May l, l942, when I was baptized a Catholic girl, and May 24. when I made my first Holy Communion.'s all hope that we have not one more year at the Villa, but so many happy years that we cannot name them. I-et's try to make them the happiest in all our life. DEAN Batiiaia. Fifth Grade lltltll' si.xlif-,gm FIISY, Second, and Th1rd Grades lXl.lI'llYIl Nolan. .l.inel Ciravius, B.lI'lT.lI'.l lireymuller. Corda l,ee Smool, llally lulwreelil, lil! iXl.ll'liIl. lNl.iui'een U'M.illey. l' Vx'.iii.ini.1lxei'. Pauline Rice, limily l.owi'y. .loan X up ner. Marilvii NVilli.ims, Carolyn Rice. Sheila l..inge, l,ois NVolI'e. Peggy M.1loney. ilu s Miller, Sue Moore. Mviui lliseliofl. liiuinces Sister: Come here. Gladys, and let me brush your coat before you go home Gladys: Oli, Sister, please don'l. l want mother to see what kim w featliers Pal has. My Calendar Seplemher. September, ll'e'll IIILUKIQS remember fls lhe monlh when school 171111-!7.S. December, December, lforgel? Why wc'II never. 'Cause Chrislmas Holidciifx are here. Iiul JLIIYLICIFU. oh, oh, ll"e musl cram, Crum, cram. For lhoxc awful n1:'c1'fyer1r U.YtI!'l7S. If lhis all Conlimzes, In June LL'U'H deserve. PI'Ol77OII-OI7. L'CICCIll'Ol7. and fun. CA'1'HiaR1Nia ANN 1,UBRi2ciii'1 Sixth Grade l'i1if.' AI.X'flf'NL'l'L'V7 The Water Pageant Excitement ran high, and there was tension in the air as St. Patrick's Day finally dawned. The reason? Old King Neptune himself had arrived at the Villa with his royal entourage to judge whether our pool was qualified for a Class A rating. His honor, flanked by several pages, reviewed the program from a throne at one end of the pool. Before him paraded the water sprites of hoary ages, in real life our grade school girls. The nymphs reviewed most competently the four phases of swimming: health, safety, pleasure, and sport, the latter of which was exemplified by the relay and obstacle races., During and after the program the slightly drenched but pleased audience applauded long and loud. Finally the applause subsided, and a hush fell over the room as King Neptune slowly rose to give his verdict. Yes, you guessed right. He liked it. He liked it very much. Before he had finished speaking there were cries of "Bravo"! and "Hurrah"! and then a wild scramble, for we all wanted to get his autograph. PATRICIA STEIBER. '43 Those participating in the pageant were: Barbara Anna Connell Ann Kane Joan Bischoff Diane Glassmeyer Patty Kane Margie Macke Gloria Cilassmeyer Patsy McCauley Myra Bischoff Dean Bauer Rosemary McCollough Joyce Wolfe Joyce Martin Patty Madden Barbara Freymuller Mary Jean Maloney Barbara Rice Barbara Wanamaker Roseanne Reekers Nancy Bischoff Patty Martin Mary Alice Gausepohl Marjean Spille Janet Gravius Virginia Elsaesser Joan Deters Emily Lowry Betty Ann Niemeyer Joyce Macke Marilyn Nolan Catherine Ann Lubrecht- Nancy Oelsner Pauline Rice Hattie Ann Pierson Mary Frances Willenbrink Marilyn Williams Patricia Price Rita Marie Wainscott Rita Maloney Junior Red Cross Unit A The birth of the Red Cross is due to the heroic work of Florence Nightin- gale, Henri Dunant, and Clara Barton. Today there are 3,700 Red Cross Chapters with 8.000 branches throughout the nation. The Junior Red Cross is a branch of the Red Cross, which is set aside for its junior members. During the past year, the grades of Villa Madonna have been incorporated into the Junior Red Cross Unit. Each school elects two representatives to attend the meetings of the Kenton County Junior Branch, which assembles at the Red Cross Headquarters in Covington on the first Saturday of each month. At our own class meeting each Friday, the seventh and eighth grades try no find ways in which we can help the Red Cross. So far we have made the following articles: 18 tray covers 90 bookmarks 54 Easter favors 36 Easter place cards 5 scrap-books of jokes We are now making more bookmarks and are working on an afghan. To date we have collected 150 hangers and many jig-saw puzzles, games, and toys, and have dressed and repaired about l5 dolls. MARGIE MACKE, '47 MARILYN BRINK, '48 Page sixty-eight ie if 'zz . , ag I , . WK K N x ' fi ' S's.-'X,..,.- 5 'X -N.. W K K NX f- AQ 'ON-an-, - - X. -xx x . N .K "" ' W ' K5 A ' K L .. -' ! , -N" ,M K .K K ., . .. . 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Myra Bischoff for spending a Whole winter in Kentucky. Lois Wolf and Sheila Lange for their privileged status, equal only to that enjoyed by Seniors. The fourth, fifth, and sixth grades for their purchase during Catholic Press Month of Maryknoll books for the library, and for a subscription to Field Afar to be sent to Camp Crowder. Emily Lowry for being the youngest musician. Catherine Ann Lubrecht for her speedy recovery and return to school. Virginia Dyson, Patty Kane, Corda Lee Smoot, Peggy Maloney, Marilyn Williams, and Emily Lowry for very enjoyable parties. Marilyn Williams who "goes to college" every month. The grade pupils at the time that Ros Maris goes to press have bought six hundred and fifty dollars worth of Defense Stamps, but before school closes they expect to have paid for their Jeep. The following were First Semester Honor Students in French: Joyce Macke, Nancy Bischoff, Dean Bauer, Marna Roeding, Phyllis Sieber. In Swimming: "for getting in the deep": Barbara Ann Freymuller, Rita Maloney. Joyce Wolfe, Hattie Ann Pierson, Janet Gravius, Virginia Elsaesser, Marilyn Nolan for learning to dive: Janet Gravius, Joyce Wolfe for short time progress: Betty Jo Kallmeyer for greatest improvement: Diane Glassmeyer For perfect attendance records: Eighth Grade: Ann Kane, Patty Madden Seventh Grade: Joan Bischoff, Laura Jean Connor, Patsy McCauley, Mary Jean Maloney, Marjean Spille Sixth Grade: Rita Marie Wainscott, Glenna Martin, Mary Frances Wil- lenbrink, Nancy Bischoff Fifth Grade: Barbara Ann Connell Page seventy For thou, O God, has proved us: thou hast tried us by Ere, as silver is tried.-Ps. LXV, 10. So unusual is the conjunction of two jubilees that occurred this year that Ros Maris relaxes its custom regarding the exclusion of material referring to the Sisters of the community to commemorate them, although their celebration was confined to the religious ceremony and was held on April 26, during the Easter vacation. On that date, Sister Mary Vincentia, O.S.B., the organizer and lirst directress of Villa Madonna Academy, observed the fiftieth anniversary of her profession as a Benedictine Sister. On the same date, Sister Miriam Annunciata, O.S.B., a former pupil of Sister Vincentia and her successor as directress of the academy, observed the twenty-fifth anniversary of her profession. Hundreds of former pupils of Villa Madonna recall with grateful hearts the inspiration and guidance received from Sister Vincentia and Sister Miriam and join, with a host of friends, in the prayer that many, many more- years of service to God and the cause of Catholic education may be granted them. Page seventy-one Let these things be written unto another generation.-Ps. Cl, 19. On July 11, Ruth Rice, '37, became the bride of Mr. Thomas Conry. Mr. and Mrs. Conry are now living in St. Louis. Betty Ann Moran, '38, was married to Lieutenant Theodore Kenneth Franke on August 8. Charlotte Bracke, '42, and Marion Fedders, '42, have been students the past year at Our Lady of Cincinnati. On July 13, a son, Donald Richard, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hehman CMarguerite Silva, '331 Mary Lo Rabe, '42, Constance Rose, '42, and Bettie Runner, '42, are now attending Villa Madonna College. A son, John Timothy, arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCarthy fMiriam Silva, '38j on September 14. Angela Kruetzkamp, '42, Dorothy Rippe, '42, Jean, Weller, '42, and Frances Brady, '42, attended Campbell's Business College atliigpast year. A son, Robert Alexander, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Muccino CMary Catherine Grady, '36j on January 15. Helen Hohnhorst, '36, became the bride of Lieutenant Francis X. Bran- nen on February 6. On July 5, a son, Philip Joseph, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bracke fMary Catherine Williams, '35j. Margie Bell, '40, has announced her engagement to Private Charles Runda. The marriage of Harriet Hehman, '34, to Sergeant de Ross McCurdy took place on July 4. , On November 14, Lucille De Jaco, '38, became the bride of Lieutenant Frank J. Hoenemeyer, Jr. The engagement of Mary Ellen Dressman, '37, to Sergeant Lee Foltz, has recently been announced. I A daughter, Carol Ann, was born on August 10 to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sheehan CI-larriet Jane Heatherman, '30j. On March 18, a son, Arthur James, Jr., was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Geisen fAlvera Niehaus, '33j. Martha Hoppenjans, '41 , has announced her engagement to Sergeant Charles Schroder. A son, Paul, was born on November 28 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Daly fDoro- thy Bell, '37J. On June 4, a son, Francis Joseph Aloysius, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Flick CLoretta Hudson, '34D. at Marita Sullivan, '41, has announced her engagement to Corporal William Miller. On September 23, a son, Thomas, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Wal- ton CMary Muething, '33j of Florida. Page seventy-two A son, William John, was born on November 1, to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Brown fRuth Hock, '30j. Patricia Nolan, '42, attended, during the past year, the Y. M. C. A. Bus- iness School in Cincinnati. Too late for mention in Ros Maris, '42, the news was received of the birth of a daughter, Mary Ann, on October 10, 1941, to Mr. and Mrs Patrick Higgins CBertha Noll, '27j. I Betty Reininger, '42, has been attending the University of Cincinnati the past year. Dorothy Baumer, '39, was married on November 4 to Mr. Harry Tabeling of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. To Mrs. Philip Sieber CCamil1e Howell, '26j sincerest sympathy is ex- tended in the loss of her father, Mr. George B. Howell, on September 17. Ruth Flottman, '39, has recently announced her engagement to Lieutenant Walter R. Johnson of Worcester, Mass. Mrs. Harry Tabeling CDorothy Baumer, '39j and Georgina Pfetzer, '39, received in June their A. B. degrees from Villa Madonna College. Bettie Runner, '42, and Frances Brady, '42, immediately after graduation received from the Red Cross their Water Safety Instructors Certificate. The swimming classes at the Villa during the past year have been conducted by Bettie Runner, '42, On the resignation of Mrs. F. X. Brannen CHelen Hohnhorst, '36j as Presi- dent of the Alumnae, Mrs. Paul Hoppenjans QRuth Fedders, '36J, the Vice- President, assumed the oflice of President. On May l, the Alumnae held at the Villa a most successful Reunion and Fashion Revue of the century. The annual Card Party which the Alumnae held at the Villa on September 26, proved quite as successful as those or former years, thanks to the able chair- manship of Dorothy Rose Mayleben, '41. Delegates to Kentucky State Alumnae Meeting in Louisville in November were Mrs. F. X. Brannen CHelen Hohnhorst, '36J, Dolores Bertke, '36, and Jane Hoppenjans, '37. It is reported that Frances Johannigman, '29, has enlisted in the Armed Forces of the Government as a WAAC. Word has just been received of the engagement of Mary T. Sweeney, '41, to Private James Sorrell. A son, August Louis, Jr., arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August L. Elsener CAnne Louise Nutini, '35j on January 23. Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Charles Rondinelli fRosa Maiolo, '30J in the loss of her brother, Sergeant James Maiolo, whose death occurred in the line of duty, in March. . Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Edward Miller CMary Jane Ertel, '30j are the proud possessors of a son. David, born in January. A future member of the Alumnae, Carol Ann, arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Sanders QAnne Elizabeth Jacobs, '32j , on April 30. To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nienaber CHilda Brueggeman, '32j congratula- tions are extended on the arrival in their home, on February 17, of a son, James Joseph. Page seventy-three Thine is the day, and Thine is the nightg Thou hast made the morning light and the sun.--Ps. LXXIII, 16. SEPTEMBER 5 11 13 Day students register. Boarders arrive, bag and 7 baggage. 14 Classes begin. 8 21 First assembly program of the school year given by the Seniors. 17 25 26 Election of Sodality oflicers. 21 Alumnae card party. OCTOBER 1 Mass of the Holy Ghost. 5 Uniforms a n d "anklets" 22 Sacred Heart versus Villa in hockey game--Sacred Heart. Victory Corps is officially organized and pledges are given. Immaculate Conception. All the boarders go to town. Senior card party at Shil- lito's Students sin g Christmas carols. A delightful C h ri s t m a s party is given to the entire school. To the convent to sing carols. bvw in- 'Christmas holidays begin. 13 Mothers' Club meeting. 15 Marie Houston once again JANUARY V1S1fS the Villa- 10 Boarderslreturn after eigh- 28 Sodality bingo is given to teen glorious days- raise funds for projects to be 1 1 School slowly gains mo- undertaken. mentum, 20 Seniors have pictures taken NOVEMBER for the Annual. 2 We commemorate All Souls 27,29 Examinations. llelay by hearing three asses. , 10 Mothers' Club meeting. FEBRUARY 11 S 3 i n t Xavier Freshman 5 Annual covers ordered. ' Foot-ball team pay their 10 Freshman prom and Senior annual visit. pajama party- 13 Tweed Twirl, 13 Boarders see "Mrs. Mini- Seniors receive their class Vel'-H rmgs' 16 Juniors and Seniors present 18 Plans for organization of P1'02f3mf01'M0thefS' Club- Vletofl' COYPS are Presented- 20 Sacred Heart versus Villa. 19 The dreaded report cards Baskefballeame-Sacred make their lirst appearance. Heart, 32-23- 25 Thanksgiving vacation be- 22 Seniors See the Picture' "NO gins, Greater Glory." at St. Eliza- beth Hospital. DECEMBER 26 Students introduced to the 2 First snowfall of the season. 3 We welcome our dear friend, Anna Bird Stewart, once again. Page seventy-four fluoroscope by the Kenton County Anti-Tuberculosis Association. Freshman Candy Sale for Annual. MARCH 1 8 Gamma Ray students devote entire meeting to taking pic- tures. Sophomore Auction Sale. 10-11-12 Retreat. 12 16 17 27 30 APRIL 1 5 6 10 Father Griesinger is taken to the hospital. Father Al- phonsus, C.P., arrives. The theatre book of tickets is raffled. Grades present Water Page- ant. Sacred Heart versus Villa in basket-ball game. An army nurse gives talk to the Seniors at Mothers' Club meeting. Play Day at the Friars' Club for Juniors and Seniors. Father Griesinger returns from the hospital. Spanish assembly. Pal visits the city for the first time. Wiener Roast for the board- ers. Miss Caswell's treat. ll 19 21 26 MAY 1 4 ll 12 13 17 23 24-28 26 29 31 JUNE 4 6 8 Commencement play cast. We regret to see Father Alphonsus leave us. Election of May Queen. Sara Silva. Easter Vacation. Golden and Silver Jubilee celebrations Alumnae Reunion and Fash- lon Revue. May Procession Boat ride. Junior Musical. Senior Musical. Scholarship examinations. First Communion Day. Final examinations Junior Farewell. Auditions of music students in Cincinnati. Play Day. Commencement Play. Alumnae Banquet. Commencement. Twilight on the Ohio The shivering river rolled past the sleepy town. It rolled and rumbled like the laughter of a clown. But the frosty moon that floated in the sky above Made that old man river sing a lullaby of love. On his banks the drowsy trees waved their arms to and fro, While God spread a star-dust blanket on the old Ohio. . . MARGARET BIMEL, '46 The lowly dandelion bent her weary head. To rest it on her soft and grassy bed. She sighed a long but gentle sigh, Not resentful to the One on high, But thanking Him for all He's given, Air, water, light from a gracious heaven. SHEILA PLUNKETT, '46 Page seventy-live Ros Maris Staff Editor ....,..,,,.,,. . ,...,., A , , . Sara Silva Assistant Editor .... . .. Betty Ann Dressman Business Manager ...i,i.,.,. .,.... , ., A Rosemary Holman Assistant Business Manager .... . , .. Mary Jane Popken, Art Editor ...,.,,... .... ...... ...A .....t... P a u l ina Glenn, Assistant Art Editor . Rosemarie Conway. Page seventy-six 11 tg I fufffx V V., , , . ,, . , v F Y . .fa :Q , fll,-'rv 5 - Wg' : L . ftff, Fgqif , V, ., Mt, lg- Xzlgk K, .tm . E,Fw,Lg, . . ,N M W.. . hh , . Ziff?- V.N.M, 'ms 2+ ,J was Shaw ' -'mg 331, ,mf . -, 4. 'ge' iw ' ug :i F, 5 wwnm - an . v .ff W - q UM . ,-, JJ. W . sg, -" " f ' - z -,ni .4 ,.fg,3':xg,.'.-..- . Q-ngfvl., " .az "J, ',-1 gif, - L:-4' f:: -riffs. L--'I get '5' i 3' "1 251, 'Af gif 'L 1 ' A ' ' 1' ' 1 When the dimculties of publication threatened that Ros Maris 1943 would have to abandon its hitherto high standard of form and format, friends tried and true, as in other years. gave us their loyal support. Foregoing they prospect of returns that advertisements usually bring, they have been content to enter the list of Sponsors and Patrons. Hence it is that we request the readers of Ros Maris whenever possible to give preference to thou iirrns and individuals whose names appear on the following pages. f Page uumty-seven Qggist-'wi 1 Ya . -regime: f: K 3,5 W, 5 . k','w.., f .K- A Ji. af, wit., may-.1 . fr, l 5 Sponsors Dr. Fender Adams Mr. Frank A. Belting Mr. J. B. Bertke Mr. James Brink Dr. R. Cumley Dr. Wm. E. Dean Mr. R. Clifford Dressman Charles J. Farrell, M.D. Mr. Joseph Feltman Dr. George V. Flaig Fourth. Fifth, Sixth Grades Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Gausepohl Right Reverend Monsignor G. H. Geisen Mr. B. J. Groeschen Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Harwood Mr. Elmer T. Herzog Dr. D. L. Hickey Dr. Wm. Hickey Dr. J. Homer Huschart Mr. Albert J. Lubrecht Miss Frances Lubrecht Mrs. Stephen Maloney Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Masterson Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Middendorf Mr. Sam Miller Mrs. A. Muccino Mr. Joseph Muething Mr. R. E. Patterson Dr. E. R. Plunkett Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Price Mr. Alphonse G. Riesenberg Mr. Frank Riggs Mr. Charles Rippe Dr. W. L. Schell Mr. George W. Schilds .591 -f. Seventh and Eighth Grades F. X. Siegel, M.D., F.A.C.S. J. V. Siegel, D.D.S. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith Mr. Alfred Spaccarelli Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Valerio Villa Madonna Academy Mothers Club Mr. Joseph Vogelsang Mr. August Wagner and Helen Mrs. Katherine Wolf Acme Veneer and Lumber Company Atlas Laundry Bavarian Brewery Beverly Hills Country Club Blank's Pharmacy A. L. Boehmer Paint Company Boone-Kenton Lumber Company Brueggemann Trucking Company Campbell Commercial School Citizens National Bank Citizens Telephone Company, Inc. 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