Fitchburg State University - Saxifrage Yearbook (Fitchburg, MA)

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i ' l! Saxifrage Published by the Senior Class " There is a history in all men ' s lives, . . . The which observed, a man may prophesy. With a near aim, of the main chance of things. Henry IV Assistant Editor Marianne P. Kennedy Editor-in-Chief Louise E. Sobczak Business Manager Mildred E Murnane Saxifrage Staff ' ■Jk Art Editor . Wesley J. Rowe, Jr Publicity Editor Patricia M. Kennedy Advertising Manager Donald B. Keefe Feature Editor Richard M. Smith Senior Write-ups Patricia E. Murray Organizations Editor Edward P. Regan Secretary Anita S. Wheeler Circulation Managers Mary V. Murphy F. Jean Aird Photography Editors Jo-Anne Zwiesele Joan Arthur Contents Page INTRODUCTION 2 F. T. C 3 STAFF PICTURES 4 DEDICATION 6 FACULTY 8 SENIORS . 18 CLASS SONG . 43 UNDERCLASSMEN . 44 ALMA MATER 53 FEATURE 54 STUDENT LIFE 64 ORGANIZATIONS 72 SPORTS 92 CANDIDS 104 We, the graduating class of 1952, dedicate this book to you, Miss Conlon, in appreciation for all that you have done, not only for us, but for Fitchburg Teachers College a s well. We have always known you " o be busy, but never too busy to help us if we needed you. Your loyalty to F.T.C. and your genuine desire to advance the cause of our college has made you out- standing, not only in our minds, but also in our hearts. The quotation, " The deed is great, but the token small, " comes to mind as we dedicate our Saxifrage of 1952 to you, Miss Florence Conlon. ■ faculty ' Therefore, it is meet that noble minds Keep ever with their likes. " — Julius Caesar Dr. Ellis F. White PRESIDENT ' S MESSAGE You who are about to leave us will do so with mingled emotions. It is not easy to part from the close friendships you have formed. However, the seriousness with which you have undertaken your tasks assures all of the Faculty that you will welcome the important challenges of your profes- sion which lie before you. Never has this country been in such a great need of leadership. The diligence, initiative and resourcefulness which you have displayed have convinced me that there will be many capable lead- ers among you, and that each of you will have unique contributions to make toward a better world for your fellow man. Deans f i n r ' r ■ K I V 1 1 B r mmm W -m. %j M m Josephine A. Bolger Deon of Women Ralph F. Weston Dean of Men 10 William R. Tracey Director of Training James J. Hammond Director of Industrial Arts Grace Gummo Principal of School of Nursing 11 A E H ■K ' SBEF " M fli HAl C -»- BHBmBWHB B BH jtfHfl Roger F. Holmes Head of Graduate School 11 Marion F. Anthony, Catherine C. Weston, Margaret Shea. Sdgcrly Mary Pucci, Elmo M. Johnson, Louise Wingote, Marian Cushman, Elizabeth Quattlander, Elizabeth O ' Connor, Luella Topping. Dillon fattier High Edward Donnelly, Lillian Tater, Dr. Edwin R. Clark, Signe Antila, Gertrude M. Cunningham, Joseph E. Underwood. 12 Industrial Arts Arthur E. Purinton, James J. Hammond, Clifford W. Hague, Edward Donnelly, Ernst Vollbrecht, William E. Farrington, Everett E. Koehler, Eckhart A. Jacobsen, Walter J. Harrod. Science Mathematics Ralph Weston, Elizabeth Haskins, Joseph E. Underwood. Elizabeth M. Haskins, Max M. Kostick, Dr. Helen B. Ross, Dr. George F. Condike, Josephine A. Bolger. 13 English Daniel L. Healy, Katherine M. McCarty, Belle M. Nixon, Phillip A. McMurray, Cora M. Hassell, Louis Shepard. jCltmry Michael J. Conlon, Roger F. Holmes, Arthur C. Harrington, John Hall. Cora M. Hassell 14 ■ Education Physical Education Rachel S. Bruce, William R. Tracey Art and Music Richard L. Kent, Florence D. Conlon Marion E. Clark, Robert G. Elliot 15 First row: Jean Metzler, Gladys Wilson, Eleanor Cairns, Pauline Baldini, Mary Mulkeen. Second row: Dorris Campbell, Janet Pearson, Elizabeth Hasset, Alma Harris. Third row: Drusilla Poole, Elizabeth Crowley, Alice Dowd. Nursing Staff Claire Lavoie, Louise Hagan, Edith Hemlin, Nancy L. King, Edna Lanthier, Mary Barnicle, Herbert Clements, Rauha Woyrynen. MMMistration if, We, the Class of 1952, wish to express our sincere appreciation to Miss Florence Conlon for her understanding and helpful guidance in the editing of this yearbook. Her unobtrusive assistance deserves our heartfelt thanks. Florence D. Conlon Sponsors We, the Class of 1952, gratefully acknowledge Mr. Walter Harrod ' s excellent advice and invaluable assistance as a Saxifrage advisor. He could always be counted on for calm, steady direction. His unfailing encouragement has served as inspiration tor this Saxifrage. Walter J. Harrod 17 lkJ n VtVTj (Mill 18 Seniors ' Those that do teach, Do it with gentle means and easy tasks. -Winter ' s Tale 19 President ROBERT 0. SMITH Junior High Bob " . . -. " kingly " sort . . . keen mind with a scientific out- look . . . magnetic personality . . . courage of his own convic- tions . . . exuberant laugh . . . profound thinker . . . likes quartet harmony . . . distinctive gait . . . Phi Delta Phi. Senior Class President; Esoteric; Newman Club - - Treasurer; Glee Club. Vice President HELEN F. MULLIN Elementary " Mul " . . . commuters ' president . . . basketball whiz . . . ab- sence makes the heart grow fonder . . . Willie ' s partner from Ayer ... at home in any situation . . . " Anchors Aweigh. " Adelphian - Charter Member; Commuting Women ' s Board - Presi- dent 3, 4; W.A.A. Board - Co-Head of Basketball, Green Team Captain; Basketball; Senior Class - Vice-President; Newman Club; W.A.A. Conference, North Adams. Secretary MARY NOREEN McDOWELL Elementary Noreen . . commuter? . " Butchie ' s " sidekick . . . high scorer for the Straight Arrows . . . works willingly on commit- tees . . . Kresge ' s olumna . . . popular with everyone. Adelphion ■ Charter Member, Vice-President; Newman Club; Commuting Women ' s Board, W.A.A. Board - Secretary, Head of Sw " iming, Student Council; N. E. Teochers Convention; Senior Class Secretory; Carnival Committee. treasurer ROBERT E. McGRATH Junior High " Bob " . . . wonderful sense of humor . . . serious minded . interested in foreign policy and politics . . . good sport . thorough and dependable ... a fine friend . . . Phi Delta Pi Senior Class Treasurer; Eosteric; Newman Club. ' F. JEAN AIRD Elementary " Jean " . . . industrious worker . . . shy exterior hides a wealth of humor ... a sincere friend . . . quietly efficient . . . artistically inclined . . . assistant librarian . . . Fidus Achates Dramatic Club; Student Christian Association - Publicity Chair- man; Philodemic; Saxifrage - Circulation Editor. JOAN M. ARTHUR Elementary " Port " . . . Miller Hall ' s keeper of the keys . . . interest in Northampton . . . loves the kiddoes . . . real porker . . . pleasant manner . . . ever ready to assist the cause. Adelphian - Vice-President; Newman Club; Field Hockey; Basket- ball; Saxifrage - Photo Co-Editor; Women ' s Dorm Council - President. NORMAND BEDARD Junior High " Norm " . . . local boy makes good . . . moneyholder for the Gavs . . . staunch man on the soccer squad . . . many relatives in town . . . faithful to the A. P. . . . blue Ford coupe . . . spot on a hill ... Is he kidding or is he serious? . . . Amici Gaveleer - Treasurer; Newman Club; Soccer. BERNARD BELLES Junior High " Bernie " . . . the Chief . . . weakness for blondes . . . pridel of West Boylston . . a true fnend . . . cooperative . . . deepl m thought . . . English major . . . short in stature, big in heart| . . . Soangetaha Mohawk - Chief; Newman Club; Palmer Hall Board - Secretary, | Treasurer. 21 ARLENE BONITZ Elementary 5 nnie " . . . quick wit . . . small, trial size . . . " In the prison cell I sit " . . . keen mind hidden by caustic comments . . . W.A.A. mainstay. Adelphian - Charter Member, Treasurer; Newman Club; Stick - News Editor; W.A.A. Board; Head of Basketball, Co-Head of Volleyball; Basketball; Women ' s Dorm Council; Field Hockey; Softball; Inter-Fraternity Council; Dramatic Club. MARY PHYLLIS BRENNAN Elementary " Phil " . . . most exciting room in barracks . . . Elizabethan hair matches her tempestuous temperament . . . transferred from hospital lest patients burn from her glow . . . affinity for Scotch plaids . . . many Paris creations . . . keen mind to " let me clue you " . . . scoop — hopes to spend summer touring with Mrs. Simmons ... all in all, a dynamo of fun . . . Gnothi Seauton ToKalon; Newman Club; Stick; Junior Prom Committee. m EDWARD J. BROGAN Junior High like Truman, loves to tickle the ivories . . . women- minded; the more the meriier ... a pilgrim from Ayer . . . athletic prowess . . . keeps rounded figure with many frappes . . . wind blown hairdo . . . Uncle ' s fairkeoded boy . . . will certainly animote the teoching profession. EMILY A. BUNKER Elementary " Em " . . . cheerful outlook . . . sincere listener ... a natural teacher . . . ever-ready smile . . . optimistic in every situation . . . jocund . . . fascinated by piano players. Commuting Women ' s Board. 22 CLARENCE R. CALDER Industrial Arts " Clem " . . . spends more time in I. A. than good student, . . . athletically minded . . . periodically . . . jovial, laughs constantly . second ... Phi Delta Pi Esoteric; Epsilon Pi Tau - Treasurer. " Uncle Jim " . . . up to the " Hill " . . food first, life KATHERINE CAMERON Junior High " K. C. " . . . well-versed in all matters . . . noted for dry humor . . . custodian of the Grade Teachers and Instructors . . . bicycle enthusiast . . . scholastic aims . . . M.I.T. . . . nice. Student Christian Association. CONSTANCE BOVENZI CHARTRAND Elementary " Connie " . . . delightful person to know . . . always smiling . . . has already named her profession . . . taught " Jack ' s " until Deansie found out . . . taught dancing in her salon a la cellar . . . Gnothi Seauton ToKalon; Newman Club; Field Hockey; Ski Club. MARGARET C. CHANDONAIT Nursing Education " Margie " . . . able, capable, hard working . . . whenever there| is something to be done look to " Morge " . . . enjoyed her affilia- tion in Baltimore . . . heard you instituted a new course, " Pro- fessor " ... in years to come she may be found administering to the animal kingdom of Westford ... we hope the people, too! Newman Club. 23 THOMAS E. COBURN Junior High ' Tom " or " Cobe " . . . mainstay of the dining-hall ... a loyal Brave . . . rhumba expert . . . Bernie ' s partner in crime . . collection of ties . . . ambitious . . . extremely good natured . . Are you from Wakefield? " . . . Soangetaha e. Tian Club; Art Club - Vice-President; Ski Club; Mohawk; Palmer Hall Board - President; Stick; Dramatic Club. MARGARET A COFFEY Elementary " Peggy " . . . " Sleepy Time Gal " . . . calm, unruffled disposi- tion . . . stockings and socks . . . fascinating story teller . . . home every week-end . . . wanders in a daze ... a trillion out- fits . . . Fidus Achates Philodemic; Newman Club. PAUL M. COSTELLO Junior High ' Minty " (ond " Mac " ) . . . collector of many things . . . quiet, ™ing . . unique, dry humor . . . frequently followed :losely by--- . . . mainstay of Coach Eliott ' s pitching staff 3 hi De • - c - Vice-President; Newman Club; Baseball. JEANNE D. CROTEAU Nursing Education " Jeannie " . . . our campaigner ... if you want new rules, etc., go to Jeanne . . . bubbling full of fun and capable to boot . . . our practical joker . . . great for tickling . . . can tell you cornflakes are served 1:30 A.M. on Women ' s Ward . . . What day will it be Jeannie? Newman Club. 24 RUTH A. DENNIS Elementary " Ruthie " . . . Nancy ' s middleman . . . seen with Willie . . . musical talent . . . big wheel of the dining hall . . . frequent silly spells . . . basketball whiz . . . sociable. Adelphian; Newman Club; Glee Club; Basketball; Field Hockey. MYRON G. EISENHAURE Junior High " Ike " . . . T. C. ' s most versatile athlete . . . loved by all who know him . . . financier of Coca Cola Co. . . . serious thinker . . . expert on matters agricultural . . . loves New York . . . shared his room with commuters . . . now seen in Marine Green ... Phi Delta Pi Baseball; Soccer; Esoteric - Vice-President; Palmer Hall Board. DONALD V. GEARAN Industrial Arts " Don " . . . " What are all the x ' s on the calendar? " ... a Gav that lost his pin . . . flies a Ford convertible . . . takes off from Gardner every morning . . . " I ' ll find out at the fire house " ... a " beamy " smile . . . has an aunt . . . can be found at a party . . . Amici Newman Club; Gaveleer; Commuting Men ' s Board - Treasurer JOHN GREENHALGH, JR. Industrial Arts " Jack " . . , unpredictable . . . real Joe-College . . . gladly shares his time with Judy . . . Beau Brummel type of man . . . alert mind . . . fine representative for the I. A. field. Glee Club; Student Christian Association. 25 t + 4 JEANNETTE GREGORY Elementary " Greg " . . . wholesome, genuine, considerate . . . ful kind . . . gains the end as well as the means . . won Lexington while the group fiddled . . . charming lady-like taste . . . Canasta fan . . teacher . . . Fidus Achates Philodemic; Student Christian Association. the thought- . . . efficient reserved with . meritorious ELIZABETH A. GRIMES Junior High " Betty " . . . very cooperative . . . always willing to help . . . an " Art " lover . . . crazy about math and science . . . gives the appearance of being quiet . . . very neat and tidy . . . occa- sionally leaves the classroom at B. F. Newman Club. JEAN M. HARRINGTON Elementary . . smooth dresser . . many talents . . . the casual " Let ' s cut this class, kids " . . . summers at Weeka- quick wit . . . definitely artistic . . . Framingham ' s oss is Fitchburg ' s gain . . . East Hartford bound. Adelphian; Art Club, Dramatic Club; Newman Club. " Luigi " type paug MARTHA HARRINGTON Elementary Martha . . . Lunenburg ' s finest . . . Mr. Kent ' s star . . . Senior Elementary ' s chauffeur . . . " For one thing " . . . serene dispo- sition . . . athlete . . . farmerette . . . born teacher. Adelphian; Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Commut- ing Women ' s Board; Basketball; Softball; Field Hockey; Volleyball. 26 PATRICIA M. HARTSHORN Elementary " Pat " . . . serious minded . . . varied interests . . . musical genius . . . one of the Big Three with a Blazer . . . individualist . . . enthusiasm personified . . . bearer of Miller Hall ' s burdens. Adelphian - President; Student Christian Association - Secretary; Women ' s Dorm Council - Treasurer 3, 4; Glee Club; Dramatic Club; Softball; Field Hockey; Basketball; Volleyball; Ski Club. PAUL E. HAYES Junior High Paul . . . O. J. ' s right hand man . . . quiet and resourceful . . . full time electrician . . . married man with three offspring . . . lives in Townsend . . . switched from " Olds " to Ford . . . science and math are a snap . . . official chef for the Gavs . . . Amici Gaveleer; Public Relations Board. PAUL E. HEALY Industrial Arts Paul . . . gentleman . . . individualist . . . tactfully argumenta- tive . . . practical philosopher . . . follower of Mr. Hammond ' s I. A. education . . . enjoys diversified entertainment Phi Delta Pi Esoteric - Secretary, Alumni Correspondent, Newman Club; Palmer Hall Board; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Com- mittee. ALAN JOHNSON Industrial Arts " Al " . . . Test and Measurements enthusiast " married " ... all around good fellow . . Peck . . . assured of a successful future . . . interesting outlook. . . . one of I.A. ' s Blond Gregory seldom seen . . . 27 RITA S. JONES Nursing Education " Jonesie " . . . loyal friend . . . vivacious . . . urge to travel . . . mnate ability for trouble . . . well worn path to the front office . . . where there is music there is Rita ... up at 6:30, wakes up at 1 1:30 . . . the rest of the day is fun . . . the future sees Rita in far flung places, maybe even Mars ... or good old New York. PHYLLIS H. JOSSELYN Elementary " Phyl " . . . soft spoken . . .infectious smile . . . Have you noticed those cute dimples? ... a reliable friend . . . conscientious stu- dent . . .a worthy addition to any classroom. Student Christian Association. DONALD B. KEEFE Junior High " Bunky " . . . chonges cars with the seasons . . . travel preferred to women . . . basketball lover . . . his silence is a legend . . . best paid watchmon in Townsend . . . will soon fill his piggy bank with money earned from " paying " commuters. Soxifroge - Advert n g Editor. LOIS A. KELLY Nursing Education Lois . . . full of fun . . . good friend . . . serious mind . . . to make Lois blush, just ask a few pertinent questions . . . the color becomes her . . . taking an industrial engineering course along with nursing . . . versatile, must help her future husband. Newman Club; Basketball. 2h MARIANNE P. KENNEDY Junior High " Korky " . . . human cyclone . . . whirlwind activated ... a real friend ... so efficient in all phases of school and social life . . . dances like liquid music . . . astonishing capacity for gaining co- operation . . . loves the Orient which she follows in her room decor . . . led the Philos with zeal for two years ... I LIKE IKE . . . Fidus Achates. Newman Club; Philodemic - President 3, 4; Dramatic Club; Stick; Saxifrage - Associate Editor and Candid Editor; Public Re- lations Board; Ski Club; W.A.A. Board; Volleyball; Inter-frater- nity Council. PATRICIA M. KENNEDY Junior High " Pat " . . . blonde delight of where? . . . faculty ' s joy . . . petite . . . cheerful . . . faithful worker for T. C. . . . top-notch teacher for Chicopee . . . Princess of Wales . . . tremendous capacity for enjoyment . . . epitome of personality . . . names her own brand of fun . . . Gnothi Seauton. Newman Club - Secretary; ToKalon; Stick - Sport ' s Editor; Class Secretary 1, 2, 3; Saxifrage - Publicity Editor; Winter Carnival Committee; Junior Prom Committee; W.A.A. Board - Head of Badminton; Columbia Scholastic Press Conference. NANCY D. KENNEY Elementary " Nance " . . . needs no introduction . . . outstanding athlete . . . endowed with personality plus . . . " Jack " of all trodes . . . success assured . . . Winter Carnival Queen. Adelphian - Charter Member, Hospitality Chairman, Student Co-op - President, Newman Club; W.A.A. Board - Head of Softball; Field Hockey; Basketball; Softball, Volleyball; Winter Carnival Committee; Ski Club; N.E. Teachers Convention; Class Vice- President 1, 2. ROBERT J. KIELY Junior High " The Kid " . . . personality plus . . . particularly populor with girls . . . " hook shot " artist . . . Pepsodent smile . . . bashful extrovert with a myriad of friends . . . " How Do I Love Thee " ... Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric - Secretary, Newman Club - Treasurer, Class Treasurer; Dramatic Club; Baseball; Soccer. 29 JOSEPH T. KOTOMSKI Junior High " Joe " . . . Worcester commuter . . . regular guy . . . English major . . . crew cut . . one of the best . . . good sense of humor . . . " A " is for Alma . . . neat dresser . . . good boy on a basketball court . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Commuting Men ' s Board. ERKKI KOUTONEN Industrial Arts " Eric " . . . " Hop, Step and Jump " . . . he ' s taken . . . deter- mined in all undertakings . . . serious student . . . bigger than I. A. . . . real gentleman . . . whiz on the court . . . Olympic star . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Epsilon Pi Tau. CECELIA H. KOZIOL Elementary . . reserved . . . believes silence is golden . . . quiet keen mind . . . mainstay of the commuters ' room . reohstic beliefs . . . dependable friend . . . willing worker . . ' .ally minded. HELEN M. LANE Elementary Helen . . . hard working commuter . . beautifully . . . faculty favorite extremely artistic . . . cooperates gaily lively face . . . elocutes lovely wardrobe . . . . courage of convictions. 30 CAROL LeCLAIR Elementary Corol . . . Mattapoisett ' s sophisticate . . . ardent sailing fan . . . Babson rooter . . . prefers Newton to Fitchburg . . . definite asset to the teaching profession . . . exquisite taste in clothes . . courage of convictions . . . Gnothi Seauton. Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Ski Club; ToKalon - Treasurer, Vice-President; W.A.A. Board - Head of Swimming. RICHARD N. MARKHAM Junior High " Nev " . . . Ayer, a world apart . . . comes the snow and Mark- ham does not show ... a man of silent character . . . fine sense of humor . . . flashes of rare wit . . . good man on the dance floor . . . conscientious trainee, particularly about home room duties . . . great lover of Joan ' s Chevy Bel Air. WILLIAM J. M ARTIN Junior High " Bill " . . . the man of distinction . . . mature in judgment . . . choice in taste . . constant in friendship . . syllogistic in thinking . . . has a pixy charm . laissez faire about love ... in toto, a vital personality and a great gentleman . the thoughtful kind who wears well . . . Phi Delta Pi Newman Club - Treasurer, Baseball, Esoteric - Secretary; Class Marshal. ANNE M. MAY Elementary Anne quietly friendly . . . spectator sport . . " See you in Lincoln ' s " . . easy to get along with . . . contagious laughter . familiar with Hampton Beach . . bound for Newton. Adelphian, Newman Club. 31 WILLIAM F. McCULLOUGH Industrial Arts Willie " . . . quiet . . . reserved . . . resourceful . . . found anytime looking for fun . . . knows all . . . sees all . . . says nothing . . . subtly humorous . . . the type girls bring home to mother . . . appreciates the opposite sex . . . tempermental head dishwasher ... all intramural sports . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club. BARBARA J. McDERMOTT Elementary " Bobbie " . . . enviable personality . . . has kept the com- muters ' room lively for four years . . . admirer of the O ' Brien Clan . . . friend to everyone . . . great things will be hers . . . " Abba-dabba " . . . vast repertoire of corny jokes . . . horses and skiing take 2nd and 3rd place respectively . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon - Secretary; Ski Club - Vice-President; Newman Club; Dramatic Club; Public Relations Board. JEANNE F. McGOWAN Elementary Jeanne Arabian ' s delight as a dancer . . . poise and elegonce ore her trademarks . . . subtle and witty . . . Miss Wingate ' s delight . model ' s walk . . . Gnothi Seauton. SW Club, ToKalon - Recording Secretary; Newman Club ROSALIE M. MclNERNEY Elementary " Mac " . . . dual personality . . . both fun . . . lover of Remedial Reading and Minty . . . dubious advocate of geology . . . light- ning wit . . . effervescent . . . Tokes ' musical claim to fame . . . one of the Flynns . . . " Just one " . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon; Newman Club; Student Forum; Glee Club; Coronation Committee. 32 M. WILLIAM M. MICHAUD Junior High " Bill " . . . makes with the voice . . . particularly chanteur fran- cais . . . crew cut gives him that Russell Nype look . . . easily one of the best dressed on campus . . . social studies devotee . . . races cars constantly between Ashburnham and Fitchburg. PHYLLIS MORSE Elementary " Phil " . . . calm and sweet . . . terrific on the basketball court . . . home girl . . . good worker ... " I love training " a noon-time patron of the Spa ' s back room. Adelphian; Student Christian Association; Commuting Women ' s Board - Treasurer; Basketball; Softball; Volleyball. MILDRED E. MURNANE Junior High " Millie " . . . loves the Gov ' s . . . business woman . . . leader of T. C. ' s intelligentsia . . . determined competitor in all sports . . . cultured mind . . . wears a sparkler . . drives o mink Ford . . . remembers Europe for gaie Paris . Adelphian; Glee Club; Saxifrage - Business Editor, Newman Club; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee; Field Hockey Basketball; Softball MARY V. MURPHY Elementary " Murph " . . " Isn ' t he peachy? " . . mercurial manner . I like Mike " . . . views the world from a rosy cloud excitable as a kitten . . . infectious giggle . really likes to study . . . Connecticut bound. Adelphian - Treasurer, Newman Club, Glee Club, Stick - Exchonge Editor, Saxifrage - Circulation Manager. 33 Li PATRICIA E. MURRAY Junior High Pot ' . transfer from Miami . . . amazing sense of humor . even-dispositioned and cheerful except at 8:10 . . . dresses like a Schiaparelli model . . . devotee of Capezio bal- lerinas . . . histrionics that belittle Bette Davis . . . alert to studies and pleasure . . . one of the 30 day wonders . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon; Ski Club; Dramatic Club; Saxifrage - Write-up Editor, Candids Editor; Stick - News Editor; Public Relations Board; Junior Prom Committee. ROBERT W. O ' KEEFE Industrial Arts " Bob " . . . " The Smiling Irishman " . . . laughable . . . like- able . . . good student . . . much social prestige . . . witty . . . likes a good time . . . God ' s gift to the women . . . one you might call a " Lover of Life " . . . Phi Delta Pi. Class President 1, 2; Student Council; Esoteric; Newman Club; Epsilon Pi Tau - President, Vice-President; Carnival Ball Chair- man; Senior Prom Committee. MADELINE T. PAGEL Elementary Madeline . . seen with Stan . . . one of the quiet ones . . . olwoys willing to help . . . cheerful outlook . . . crazy about pee scientifically minded . Adelphian; Newman Club; Basketball; Volleyball. JOAN E. PAQUETTE Elementary Joan . . . led the Tokes for a year . . . ebony hair, a ravish- ing halo . . . always happy . . . fourth grade ' s star . . . sure to be a fine teacher . . . industrious and understanding . . . commuter to be remembered . . . Gnothi Seauton. ToKalon - President; Ski Club; Newman Club, Inter-fraternity Council. 34 ELIZABETH M. PECHULIS Elementary " Butch " . . . many irons in the fire . . . dungaree fan . . . haunts the Spa . . . never lets school interfere . . . " I ' m no squealer " . . . collegiate . . . Nancy ' s pal. Adelphian - Charter Member, Vice-President; Newman Club; Winter Carnival Committee; Junior Prom Committee; Senior Prom Committee; W.A.A. Board - Head of Badminton. NORMA A.PENDERGAST Elementary " Penny " . . . " What ' s your major maladjustment? " . . . pleasant sophistication . . . keen mind, especially for history . . . musi ' cal . . . " My days at Edgerly " ... an answer for everything . . . Nutmeg State . . . " Tallulah. " Adelphian - Charter Member, Treasurer; Newman Club; Stick; Dramatic Club; Glee Club; Volleyball. JAMES C. PETTENGILL Industrial Arts " Jim " . . . automobile lover . . . never seen without a Ford . . . versatile . . . traveler . . . leader of the Govs . . . everyone ' s friend . . , spark of the Mulvaney A.C. . . . tallest man on the soccer squad ... if he can ' t be found, look in the metal area . . . " I. A. over all " . . . Amici. Gaveleer - Vice-President, President, Newman Club. JAYNE N. PHILBRICK Elementary Jayne . . Maine ' s loss . . . practical and conscientious worker . . . loyol . . . found two careers at T. C. . . . natural teacher . . . " Will June ever come? " . . . excellent pianist. Student Christian Association; Glee Club; Women ' s Dorm Council. 35 JOHN G. PORTER Industrial Arts " Johnny . . fourth man in a quartet . . . hails from Agawam . a farmer by birth, a cabby by necessity . . . constitutes the Daniel Shea Express " . . . noted for his many " automobiles " . spends a lot of time in power mechanics . . . Amici. Gaveleer; Glee Club - Treasurer; Class Song Committee; Student Christian Association. JOHN E. RAJALA Junior High " Raj " . . . contagious laugh . . . bachelor tendencies . . . owner of a popular car . . . possessor of one of the most distinctive wardrobes on campus . . . fun-loving . . . can ' t say " no " . . . Ashby ' s pride and joy, but Connecticut bound . . . loves the hill ... Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; M.A.A. Secretary, President; Student Christian Associa- tion; Public Relations Board; Baseball; Soccer - Co-Captain. EDWARD P. REGAN Junior High • ' . ' face . . . stalwart body . . . vigorous mind lover of herpetology . . commendable pride . . . spon- •uberont laugh . . . fine leader . . respected by all • s unquestioned sincerity . . . The Launcelot of T C Phi Delta Pi. President; Class President; Newman Club; Saxifrage Organizations Editor; Ski Club; Inter-fraternity Council, m Committee. ROBERT M. REGAN Junior High " Bob " . . . California, here I come . . . one of the handsome Leominsterites . . . combines sincerity with cooperation . . . well-read . . . individualist in thought . . . hoop star of the Govs . . . kept Principles class in debate . . . Amici. Gaveleer, Newman Club. RENZO A. RICCIUTI Industrial Arts " Rick " . . . I. A. all the way . . . " Little Tex " . . . studious . . . friendly . . . lost without the accordion and " Lady of Spain " . . . Roger ' s pet peeve . . . Romeo personified . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk; Soccer; Newman Club; Epsilon Pi Tau - Secretary. PAUL P. RIGOPOULOS Junior High Paul . . . what a voice! Lanza ' s competition ... ad libs . . constant source of entertainment for his friends . . . Brogarl plays while he croons . . . advocates much change of bulletir boards for others . . . gave the teaching of social studies c| pleasant view. HELEN M. ROBINSON Elementary Helen . . . friend of Madeline ' s . . . never lost in a library . . . unruffled manner . . . much musical ability ... a real student . . . interest in New Bedford . . . well-liked. Adelphian - Charter Member, Corresponding Secretary; Newmon Club; Winter Carnival Committee; Volleyball. LOUIS J. ROULEAU Industrial Arts " Lou " . . . former Air Force brass hat . . . scholar of the highest order . . . extemporaneous wit . . proud father . . . possessor of many talents . . watch for him on the fop some day . . . loves a good party . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric, Epsilon Pi Tau - President; Newman Club. 37 WESLEY J. ROWE, JR. Industrial Arts Wes . . . versatile . . . from wood to music in one easy lesson . . . Gilbert and Sullivan ' s singing lawyer ... a pleasant word for oil . . . always willing to give someone o ride in his buggy ... is a bright star for I. A. Glee Club - President; Student Christian Association. ALBERT P. RUSSO Junior High " Al " ... a wheel at the Raymond . . . heart of gold . . . friendly to all . . . ambitious . . . good sense of humor . . . always helpful . . . loves modern dance . . . " Dear Ruth " . . . Soangetaha Mohawk; Newman Club. MARION E. SARGENT Elementary fness personified . . . quiet, unassuming man- " Mojie still water runs deep . excellent student graders ' delight . . . epitome of tactfulness. • an Association; Ski Club. fourth ALDEN H. SECTOR Junior High " Al " . . . fine, aesthetic mind . . . informal in all areas . . . Carol Channing ' s number one fan . . . Lil ' s companion . . . strictly a dresser from Esquire . . . subtle humorist . . . one of the scarce tall men . . . better than Arthur Murray on the dance floor. Newman Club. 33 v HENRY R. SEPPANEN Junior High " Sep " ... a boy from Brooklyn . . . one of the happily mar- ried . . . carries a baby chair in the " Olds " . . . shiftless — he went hydramatic . . . has been known to cut wood . . . lives on one of the Fitchburg hills . . . Amici. Gaveleer. RICHARD D. SHAW Industrial Arts " Dick " . . . hard worker for, and good organizer of, extra- curricular activities . . . generous to the maximum degree . . . loves sports . . . attends all school functions . . . dance en- thusiast . . . staunch defender of his beliefs . . . Phi Delta Pi. Esoteric; Newman Club. JAMES A. SHEA Industrial Arts " Jim " . . . the other half of Sheahan . . . artistic ability neat as a pin . . . hails from the " City of Churches " . . . be found in the commuters ' room or at the drafting table Army prospect . . Amici. Gaveleer; Commuting Men ' s Board; Newman Club. FRANKLIN L. SHEAHAN Industrial Arts " Frank " . . . one of the Worcester lads . . . gone on Chrysler products ... a fixture in the commuting men ' s room . . . con argue a point . . . " Has anyone a rozor I can borrow? " . . . part of Shea ... a thinker ... a print shop devotee . . . one of the Govs . . . Amici. Gaveleer; Commuting Men ' s Board; Newman Club 39 BEVERLY A. SHERWIN Junior High Be ... never at a loss for words . . . peppy . . . potential executive . . . Townsend ' s gift to T. C. . . . basketball . . . " Pal Joey " ... an accomplished dancer . . . " Ahategnaos. " Adelphian - Secretary 1, 2, 3, President, Charter Member; Dra- matic Club - Secretary; Student Christian Association; W.A.A. Board - Head of Ping Pong; Public Relations Board; Stick; Art Club; Basketball; Volleyball; Field Hockey; Softball. HAROLD W. SMITH Junior High " Smitty " . . . well-married ... he and Tapply, the modern Damon and Pythias . . . Einstein-minded in the sciences . . . addicted to French cars, particularly his Renault . . . amazing collection of classical records . . . " Oh, for a little shut-eye " after a night at Crocker ' s. RICHARD J. SMITH Junior High ' Dick " . . . real ol ' family man . . . man of many talents, com- z artist, teacher, plastic dabbler . . . shared by Newton •. " ing ond tennis enthusiast . . . beer connoisseur . . . •-at Ford ... a real intellect among intellects! 40 RICHARD M. SMITH Junior High " Murray " . . . capacious mind . . . versatile and complex . . . significant thinker . . . argumentative . . Master of innuendo . . . humor that chases gloom to Hades . . . loves the skirt sex with a functional outlook, a rich one will do! . . . Chez-Smith for over-night coffee guests ... a man among men . . . Soangetaha. Mohawk, Glee Club, Dramatic Club - President; Newman Club; Soccer; Stick - Feature Editor; N. Y. Conference; M.A.A. Board - Vice-President, Treasurer, Student Council; Saxifrage - Feature Editor; Inter-Fraternity Council. LOUISE E. SOBCZAK Junior High " Louisa " . . . conqueror of Mr. Washington . . . staunch " Esso " fan . . . naturally melodic . . . altruistic . . . " My word! " . . . right combination of seriousness and fun . . . tested her tempera- ment for Mr. Underwood . . . Fidus Achates. Saxifrage - Editor-in-Chief; Class Vice-President; Philodemic - Vice-President; W.A.A. Board - Vice-President, President, Senior Representative; Student Christian Association - Secretary, Vice- President; Women ' s Dorm Council - Secretary; Glee Ciub; Volley- ball; Basketball; Softball. ELIZABETH J. STOKES Nursing Education " Betty " . . . Our " George, " a real friend . . . lovable . . . quiet (so you ' d think!) . . . Florence with the bottles . . . extra- curricular course on trees . . . the future will find Betty cooking for Doug and raising twins. Student Christian Association; Freshman Class Secretary. MARJORIE J. SWIFT Elementary " Swifty " . . . " lark " of the barracks . . . seen with Carl . . . girl with a car . . . amateur philosopher . . . unforgettable personality . . . copper tresses . . . staunch friend. Student Christian Association; Art Club - President. ROBERT S. TAPPLY Junior High " Bob " . . . lasting affinity for a particular nurse . . . dedicated to scouting . . . particularly magnetic in o fur trimmed parka . . . leoder among a coterie of thinkers . . . sons scooter, now dependent on shanks mare . . . thoroughly imbued with unitary organization . . Dillon impassioned . . . young Coach Elliot. 41 PATRICIA M. VICKERY Elementary Pat " . . . commutes every day from Ayer . . . spare time absorbed by the C.A.P. . . . buoyant spirits . . . adaptable endowed with musical abilities . . . ever agreeable. Newman Club. ANITA S. WHEELER Junior High " Nuz " . . . " Louisa ' s " buddy . . . scientifically scholastic . . . Stockholm is her home town . . . loves to ski . . . drives? a DeSoto . . . proven ability as a poet . . . sincerity plus . . . " Let me look at my notes. " Adelphian; Saxifrage - Secretary; Glee Club - Librarian; Ski Club; Stick; Volleyball; Student Council; Student Christian Association - Secretary, Vice-President. JOAN M. WILSON Elementary " Willie " . sweet and amiable . . . affinity for redheads . . . look for the green " Chevy " . . . charming dignity . . . exquisite toste in clothes . . . one of the old bridge crew . . . Adelphian - Corresponding Secretary; Newman Club, Volleyball Oub. JO-ANN ZWIESELE Elementary " Zwies " . . . athletic ability . . . seen with " Port " . . . Iva Kitchell ' s double . . . bouncy walk . . . geography major? . . . studious now and then. Adelphian - Charter Member, President 1, 2; Stick; Student Christian Association; Dramatic Club; W.A.A. Board; Field Hockey; Volleyball; Saxifrage - Photo Co-Editor; Inter-Fraternity Council. 42 CLASS SONG In days full of love and laughter, Through life ' s surging sea we sail. Knowledge and hope we gather, Courage and strength we hail. With our banner of colors flying, We follow our course each day-, The Slue and the White will lead us On the straight and narrow wayl Refrain In truth and honor we stand, Ready to lend a helping handl Oh, Fitchburg ' s spirit, We will carry on through! When there is work to be done, It is accomplished with funl We are the class of 19521 Patricia Hartshorn Nancy Kenney Helen Robinson Daniel O ' Connor 43 Tfii :all board 44 Underclassmen ' Burdens . . . with equal fortitude Be borne by goodly youths. " —Henry IV 45 Class of 1953 t6 The class of 1953 sped through its junior year with all of the success and spirit of the previous two years. Our goals became much clearer to us and the purposes of our education took on more meaning as we attended our methods classes and began our practice teaching. Our activities were many and varied. Winter Carnival Weekend saw the class prove its skill, in snow sculpturing by winning first prize, as we did in our freshman year. The highlight of the year was the Junior Prom which was held in the beautiful Princess Ballroom of the Hotel Somerset on April eighteenth. As the year drew to a close we turned our eyes toward the Seniors for it will be but a short while before we take their places. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Francis Roberts VICE-PRESIDENT Martha Manion TREASURER Loring Stevenson SECRETARY Gloria Spadaro Class of 1954 48 The class of 1954 can look back on the past two years with pride. No longer inexperienced freshmen, we have gained valuable knowledge which has made our aims clearer and our atti- tudes more mature. We conducted our sophomore activities, the Halloween Dance, an annual affair at harvest, and Carnival Weekend with the assurance ot seasoned veterans. Upperclassmen and under- classmen alike agreed that these were two out- standing events of the many held during the year. Now we are looking forward to our Junior year hoping to contribute in what ever way we can to the spirit of F.T.C., confidently following our banner of Blue and Gold. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Richard J. Ferris VICE-PRESIDENT Carol Lynch SECRETARY Maureen Elder TREASURER James Haverty V) M Class of 1955 mmmmmmammmmKBmmBr .. - ■ " " wm amwmm °1 LP o. fi Qj v 1 51 Despite the threat of war still hanging over the country, many students enrolled as Fresh- men at F.T.C. At first everything seemed new and strange, but now we look back and realize how wonderful it was, getting acquainted with the teachers, students, and customs of the college. Class officers and representatives for the W.A.A. and M.A.A. were elected early in the year. As usual, the Freshmen had to make prepara- tions for the Winter Carnival Ball. The various committees, with the help of the class advisors Miss Rachel S. Bruce and Mr. Roger F. Holmes and other faculty members, prepared for this gala affair. The ball was held on the evening of February eighth. It proved to be a memorable occasion for all who attended. One event of the evening was the unveiling of the class ban- ner, revealing the class colors, steel grey and sunshine yellow. This ceremony was made doubly impressive by the singing of the class song. Commencement Weekend brou ght to a close a happy and successful Freshman year. OFFICERS PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY Richard Condon .. Evelyn Brown Joan Eden Peter Ginniry 52 ALMA MATER In days ago, when life, we dreamed, Was ideal as it seemed, And thoughts of untaught youth soared high, While only joy came nigh. ' Twas then with vision clear we chose, And to that choice we rose, With Courage strong and hearts of song To carry thy ideal onl Refrain So flag of Alma Mater float, On eternal wings of praise, For thee unnumbered hosts today Their willing voices raise. Throughout the world their tiny flame From thy quick light still gleams, While youth and age united claim The home where fortune beams! The home where fortune beams! Words by Molly Wild Music by Elizabeth P. Perry ,: ' , TREES 5 ; - feature If we do meet again, why, we shall smile. " — Julius Caesar 55 SCENE Well-known newspaper office SETTING: Cop desk TIME 3.30 A.M. CHARACTERS: Me Words! That ' s all I am — just words. But words arranged in a certain way become almost pro- phetic. All of what I am, I owe to my very excellent arranger, a distinguished newspaper colum- nist. Most of you read me every day, and for the average reader I am a bible. Why? Well, I ' ll show you why (that ' s ichat I intended to do in the first place). Let ' s start with a few of my latest articles. First and foremost I would like to report on my trip to the latest comedy (one that seems des- tined for a long run) Ellis in Wonderland or Through the Glass Door written by Donald " Bunky " Keefe. Mr. Keefe attributes his brilliant display of dialogue at this stage of his career to the fact that he left unsaid so many things in college. As for the musical score by Robert Kiely, his bal- lads in the romantic vein have always been extremely popular as well as persuasive, harking back even to his college years. The play itself, with its top roles excellently portrayed both musically and dramatically by Marianne Kennedy and William Michaud, is bound to be a huge success. Mi j Kennedy, having in her last show started a nationwide revival of the Charleston, is at this writing furthering South American relations with her brilliant and scintillating interpretation of the Mambo. Always the dip- lomat, she! Marianne ' s husband, Myron " Ike " Eisenhaure, is also present tonight. Ike, recently elected " Coach of the Year " by the National Sports Writers Association and presently head of the physical education department at North Reading University, is a recipient of many plaudits for Marianne ' s performance Mr Michaud ' s suave, sophisticated interpretation of a very exacting role, has won for him the admiration of the American people. r A The exotic and vibrant costuming adds much to the success of the show. Responsible for this is the internationally known American designer, Alden Sector, who, by the way, has just assumed control of the Jacques Fath enterprises and whose latest creation, the slashed skirt, has been adopted by style-crazed women the world over. Upon receiving the acclaim for tonight ' s show, Mr. Sector made only one significant remark, " The peasants are revolting, more so than ever. " The eminent geologist, Dr. Paul Costello and his author-wife, the former Rosalie Mclnerney, editor of The Better Homes and Children magazine, were also seen in the crowded lobby. Here on a theater trip with a group of her honor students was Miss Patricia Hartshorn, super- visor of Music and Drama at the elite Northampton School for Girls. The Misses Jean Aird, Anne May and Anita Wheeler, joint authors of the best seller Libraries and How to Use Them, are here in the East for a promotion tour of their latest book. Two of the foremost exponents of the " Revive Carrie Nation Movement " Phyllis Brennan and Patricia Kennedy, in on official statement to yours truly advocating membership in W.C.T.U., said, " It ' s the best thing since our Uncle ' s time. " Paul Healy, Bob O ' Keefe, Dick Shaw and Clem Calder, here for the I A. Convention, .were caught gazing at the tall buildings. When ribbed about their behavior, Bob humbly said, " It ' s as big as I. A. " Whereupon, lest such heresy be encouraged, Paul quickly qualified the statement by saying, " Not with Jim Hammond thrown in. " Leaving them to their musings, I overheard several of the city ' s elite enthusiastically discus- sing their acquisition of a new yacht, fresh from the drawing board of Carol LeClair, one of the newest in the field. The rising young architect, Louis Rouleau, presently designing low-cost housing developments was recently reported to have said, " I received many of my modern ideas from my own living quarters at college. " 57 SHU dubious of my worth as a medium? Here ' s another excerpt — Death of an Illusion, a recent hit by Jeanette Gregory and directed by Richard Markham, two newcomers to theater world, deals with the shattering of a cherished dream of success on the Broad- wax stage. Patricia Murra co-starred with Murray Smith, in their respective roles, that of the idealistic girl and the cynical director, make excellent protagonists and interesting copy since the same roles were theirs in college Miss Murray, an accomplished Shakespearean actress whose por- tra al of Kate in The Taming of the Shrew was done in an hilariously convincing manner, had but one word to say: " It was nothing I couldn ' t do any day. " Mr. Smith, after years of struggling to overcome a speech impediment, that of mumbling, has received much acclaim in his character roles, particularly that of the egotist in Ego, My Eye. Mildred Murnane, professor emeritus of mathematics and mother of four little logarithms, said of her appearance at the play, " I thought it was time they learned something cultural. " Harold Smith, recently elected " Father of the Year, " here to receive his award, claimed that there was nothing to it. His wife could not immediately be reached for comment. Jo-Ann Zwiesele and Joan Arthur, best remembered for their lecture tours on the " Psycholo- gical Effect of Mother Goose Rimes on Children, " are here to accept co-editorship of the Elementary Education Journal. In the musical field, Robert Smith has made great progress as director of the Regis Glee Club. The group will be heard this Sunday on the College Glee Clubs of America Hour. Mr. Smith says that it was all brought about through family ties. The former Miss Jayne Philbrick, presently giving a recital at Carnegie Hall and author of " His Bach Is Worse Than His Chopin, " says that she owes it all to Ed. Beverly Sherwin, first lady of Les Adelphians Ballet group, when asked to give advice to ballet aspirants, said, " Go out with a soccer player. I did, and I had to be nimble. " Dick Smith, whose abstract paintings are now being exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, attributes his success in the artistic world to a college art instructor, Miss Florence Conlon. A Renzo Ricciuti, accordionist extraordinaire soon to be seen in the forthcoming picture Rudolph Valentino - Who ' s He? was heard to say, " Soangetaha, " at which point James O ' Connor, Joe Ko- tomski and Tom Coburn replied in chorus. It seems they were all fraternity brothers. FOR YOU SPORT FANS: Bernie Belles, one of the country ' s top hoop mentors, says that he has developed another Cousy at Boylstown U. and that we should be seeing him in the Garden short- ly. He claims his severest critic is his attractive blonde wife. Here ' s an interesting bit of information for you racing fans. Jim Pettingill, winner of the In- dianapolis Speedway, insists that his success was due, in part, to his habit of servicing " hot rods " at his Alma Mater. There ' s a tip for you youngsters who would like sometime to get behind the wheel of a " Loomis Special. ' Eric Koutonen, U. S. representative to the Olympics, is currently being featured at Madison Square Garden ' s annual track meet performing his specialty, the Hop, Step and Jump More news of interest to the sports-minded. " Bullet Bill " Martin and John (The Flying Finn) Rajala, the country ' s two top midget auto racers, in a statement to the youth of the nation said, " Save that speeding for the track It doesn ' t pay elsewhere. " Mr. Rajala, incidently, was recently named " Male of the Year " by the Women ' s Clubs of America. Speaking of cars, Elizabeth Grimes, first woman president of an automobile concern, said that she ' d wanted a position in the company since she first stepped foot in a Hudson at college. SEEN ABOUT TOWN: The Misses Madeline Pagel and Helen Robinson, our generation ' s Damon and Pythias, recently were heard discussing the possibilities of starting a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elderly Teachers Also, Norma Pendergast, toast of the town, currently appearing in The Lives and Loves of Tallulah says, " It ' s nothing at all, dahling. " ON THE NIGHT-CLUB SCENE Appearing at the Bamboo Room is a very melodious group of ballad singers, John Porter, Wesley Rowe, Jack Greenhalgh, and Martha Harrington. A subtle har- mony and a beautiful blend make for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of entertainment for the so- cially inclined 59 Henr R. Seppanen, whose picture adorned last month ' s cover of Life magazine and who has been doing research work at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, has just published a treatise entitled, " Amoral Aspects of an Amoeboid Association, " the first of its kind m the field. Still skeptical? Have another from the files — The Waist Line, a smashing hit both in New York and on tour, written by Robert McGrath, an historian recently turned playwright, has become one of the classics of the American stage. A combination History-English major in college, Mr. McGrath has blended both into a powerful and tensely dramatic play. The choreography by Barbara McDermott showed a marked tendency toward the ancient Gaelic, perhaps because of her interest in the clan O ' Brien. Modernistic stage settings by William McCullough give infinitely greater effect to many scenes. His off-stage wife, Ruth Dennis, lends through her vocal performance, an air of charm and beauty which tremendously en- hance the production. The over-all direction handled aptly by the former instructor of English at UCLA., Robert Regan, was (pardon us, professor) " whippy. " SEEN ABOUT TOWN: The former Nancy Kenney, Springfield socialite and mother of six, was heard to say, " I loved teaching, but what I did was nothing any woman wouldn ' t do. " Bravo, Nancy. Her companion Miss Betty Pechulis, said, " Leave Nancy! 5 Don ' t be insane! " Robert Tapply, National Co-ordinator of Boy Scouts of America, is here with his wife, asked for a statement, Tapply said, " Nursing is a wonderful profession. " When Another visitor worthy of note and one espec is the former Louise Sobczak, Chairman of the Na senior yearbook, she said, and I quote, " It was a don ' t ever ask me to go through it again. " Edw greater part of his waking hours collecting and cl his graduate students at Chapel Hill, North Caro capacity as secretary and her unofficial one as fr oft been heard to say, " Things were so complicat Mary. ially welcome at the beginning of each school year tional Yearbook Association. Recalling her own wonderful experience. I ' m glad it was mine, but ard Regan, " Louisa ' s " husband, has spent the ossifying North American snakes with the aid of lina. Traveling with Mrs. Regan in her official iend and companion is Mary Murphy. Mary has ed in college, but I do miss ' Mike ' . " So do we all, James A. Shea and Franklin Sheahan, Worcester representatives to the annual meeting of the National Chamber of Commerce were last seen handing out pamphlets extolling the scientific, cul- tural and industrial advantages of their native city 60 RADIO NEWS: Cecelia Koziol and Phyllis Josselyn, whose radio program Hints for the House- wife, is heard by more women than any other morning program, are leaving today for a month ' s va- cation in Bermuda. Don ' t worry, housewives, they ' ve tape-recorded four shows in advance. Paul Rigopolous, whose " Midnight to Morning " disc-jockey program is fast becoming a ' must ' for record fans, reports that " She Lived In the House With the Little Green Door " is the country ' s top platter release. Helen Lane and Emily Bunker, panel experts on the new TV show " What ' s Wrong With Your Chi Id? " sentimentally recalled the testing programs conducted by a Professor Kostick at their Alma Mater. " It was the mean, " they concluded. FINANCIAL NOTE: Ed Brogan and Norm Bedard, top salesmen for the American Textbook Company, report that business was trebled within the last year due to the increasing dependency of the newer crop of teachers on textbook learnings. Joan Wilson, Helen Mullin and Jean Harrington, owners of an auto school company, have come up with something new in the field. Says Joan, " We figured the public had had enough of the dual control cars, so we ' ve eliminated all controls. I used to drive that way myself, but I ' m certainly amazed to discover how quickly it has caught on, especially with the women. " Here ' s a real life Horatio Alger story. Albert Russo, President of the Russo Hotel chain, said to the youth of America, " Don ' t be afraid to start at the bottom and work up My first job was that of an elevator boy. " Those five nurses whose pictures on recruiting poster for the Navy Nurses ' Corp you must have seen are here on a dual purpose mission. Rita Jones, Lois Kelly, Betty Stokes, Margaret Chandonait, and Jeanne Croteau will first give lectures on " The Importance of the Nurse In Peace and War, ' and then go on a recruiting drive to all the ma|or cities in the United States. Last night at the Garden, the New England Girls ' Professional Basketball team took the meas- ure of the Southern Conference Champions in the finals of the first Women ' s Professional Tourna- ment. It was Miss Phyllis Morse ' s brilliant generalship which insured the win She set a garden re- cord for women with 34 points. 61 Arlene Bonitz, director of physical education at the exclusive Edgerly School for Girls, stoutly maintained that the modern girls couldn ' t play field hockey the way she and her friends in college used to play. " They don ' t even know how to high-stick, " said she. Hostel ing has swept the country and many groups have inevitably turned toward European tours. Miss Katherine Cameron, Professor of Theoretical Engineering at M.I.T., has been leading one of these groups during the summer months. To date s he has traversed every European country. I ' ve shown you proof positive of my worth, but try and stop me now that I ' m warmed up. Have anothei review! Bell, Book and Unit is the story of a neurotic, frustrated school teacher and her attempts to dis- entangle herself from the web of mediocrity and disillusionment she has woven. Written by Mar- jorie Swift with mature skill and insight, it is one of the few bright spots in this year ' s stage plays. Miss Swift stated that the theme was inspired by one of her college teachers. The lead role is played by Marion Sargent, an accomplished newcomer to the theater. A warm, human interpretation makes her performance a moving and sympathetic one. Patricia Vickery was the technical consultant for the production and many of the schoolroom props and scenes are taken from authentic sources. With the appearance of numerous musical productions, a revival of many dance styles has fol- lowed, including the once modern interpretative. Jeanne McGowan ' s studio of the dance has led the rest in this revival. Noreen McDowell, Vice-President of the National Associction Tor the " Encouragement of the Irish in All Their Endeavors, " in one of her membership drives remarked, " If they ' re not Irish, they ' d naturally like to be, so enroll them all. " Constance Bovenzi Chartrand and the former Peggy Coffey are here as state representatives to the National Congress of P.T.A. These two women have gained prominence in their respective locales due to their deep interest in the welfare of school children. Mr. Paul Hayes, Superintendent of Schools in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is here vacationing with h ' s farr ' ly before returning to his tremendous task of reorganizing the system ' s curriculum in terms of the new developments underlying the democratic processes by which learning takes place. 62 After a number of years as housewife and mother, the former Joan Pacq uette has returned to her Alma Mater to accept the position of supervisor of the fourth grade. Alan Johnson and Don Gearan, supervisors of all Industrial Art projects in the city, are speak- ing before the Rotary Club on the benefits accruing to students through their participation in this field, in conjunction with their own subject fields. could get many more skeletons out of my filing cabinet but why should I give you more free reading material? Pick me up on the nearest newsstand and judge me yourself. I may not always be as good as you find me noiv, since the personalities being ivritten about are what establish my worth. This was an extra fine assortment. Oh! Yon want my arranger ' s name- Hal Ha! Ha! 63 94 Student Cife " I hold the world, but as the world; A stage, where every man must play a part. " — Merchant of Venice 65 Traditions Most colleges have, of course, many deeply imbedded traditions. Fitchburg is among these. Some Fitchburg folkways include: Winter Carnival — this is always held in May so that there will be no possibility of snow; Sorority Formals — these always occur on the night of a basketball game so the athletes can ' t go; 10:30 Curfew — this is in cooperation with the local theaters so that the girls have to go to a show twice to see all of it; Small Campus — so everyone can check on everyone else more easily; Class Day Hoops — to give the Freshmen arm exercise; The Spa — to spend an allowance on a good wholesome caffein jag. Some traditions are in evidence at the beginning of a student ' s first few weeks; some are notice- able at a later date. We shall endeavor to present in a very brief manner, both photographic and literary, some of the traditions, habits, mores, customs, doctrines and practices (for any other syn- onyms see Noah) commonly upheld at the State Teachers College. Actually life at T C begins a few days before arrival at the college, when we receive by mail (fourth class) our " greetings " from the president; also a small 3,000 page leaflet with the laws, by- laws, hello-laws and goodbye-laws of the dormitory. Incoming commuters receive by hand (they live near enough) a contract which states that they must paint 6.216 cubic inches of the commuter ' s room. 66 The next big event is a scintillating freshmen weekend, consisting of Orientation lectures, tours and a dance. By this time we ' re completely impressed by collegiate life but we ' re riding for a fall . . . initiation. For the boys this consists of staring at the girls (hmmm) who have to wear Lily Dache crepe paper bows and 6 foot bv 9 foot namecards for purposes of identification. Next big event is Winter Carnival This is never on the same night as the Dartmouth Carnival because Eleazar ' s boys would be hurt if they couldn ' t make it. 67 The end of the year brings Class Day in which Freshmen have a starring role. They hold the hoops for three hours while a graduating class of approximately 2,000 march beneath them; so im- pressive! . . . report cards . . straight A ' s and one becomes a Sophomore. Ah yes . . . sophomore year a chance for revenge on the new crop of Freshmen. That, per- haps, is why t he sophomore class is assigned to give the Halloween Dance, where they prove them- selves to be the witches, goblins and ghosts that the Freshmen think they are. They have the equal- ly pressing problem of planning a schedule for the Winter Carnival Saturday. 68 On Class Day this year our voices sound much more mature; we all know at least one verse of the class song, but the Alma Mater is still a conquest to be made. . . . Report cards, straight B ' s (we ' ve " gone below " ) and on to our junior year. The Junior ' s motto is, " There ' s a method in our madness, " or, " We all go mad in methods. " Rinehart, bird walks, aquariums, units, lesson plans, MOTIVATION 69 Then training . more Rinehart, more bird walks, more aquariums, more units, more lesson plans, more MOTIVATION . . . PLUS PUPILS (and we use the word loosely). Junior Promenade ... (it rhymes with lemonade but don ' t let that fool you, the bar was three flights up!) . moonlight night, the soft rustle of gowns, an exquisite corsage, a $3.50 tux, your favorite date, and big fat hippopotamuses for favors. 70 I Class Day and our big chance; we sing the Ivy Song or A Moldy Plant is the Jelly Bean. We also have learned that Alma Mater is not a girl ' s name. . . . Report cards, straight C ' s (we ' ve " drowned below " ) and on to the senior year. Ah! select Seniors . . . silly, sophisticated . . . but extremely sentimental. And now we, the authors, are sentimental. It ' s very easy to make fun of the life you ' ve loved for four years and would gladly relive a thousand times. Not one of us would part with any of the cherished memories of the precious milestones of our college years. These include all the previously mentioned events and also the unforgettable school picnics, Willard Brook parties, exam weeks, front step sing-ins, dances, Spa gab sessions, the faculty, and our underclassman friends. 71 72 Organizations " Tis a noble group they form, i ' faith. " -Measure For Measure 73 $ lee Club Each Wednesday, between the hours of one and two o ' clock, singing may be heard emanat- ing from the Music Room. This singing is done by members of our College Glee Club. In looking back over the years we see that the Glee Club was formed primarily for the en- joyment of its members. The singing of favorite songs led the way to musical standards. Earnest concentration was given to choral interpretations and operettas. Many performances were given during this formative period of the middle thir- ties, two of which are " The Mikado " and " The Pirates of Penzance. " In these shows the stu- dents and faculty sang side by side. The Glee Club meetings were first held after school but, due to the organization ' s meritorious service and the enjoyment that everyone received, the Glee Club was allotted a special time during school hours. During the war years when there was a severe man shortage the musical work was car- ried on by the girls. After the war, in 1946, Mr. Richard L Kent became the director and has led the group on to great achievements. Some or the Glee Club ' s more recent productions are " Trial By Jury, " the Christmas concert featur- ing a guest pianist, and the " Bartered Bride. " Although the main purpose of the Glee Club is singing enjoyment, its members also receive o valuable opportunity to develop their knowl- edge of music. Likewise, many schools need teachers with experience in glee club work and there is no better place to gain this and raise one ' s professional rating than by being a mem- ber of our College Glee Club. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Wesley Rowe VICE-PRESIDENT Ann Popoloski SECRETARY Lois Hanson TREASURER Harland Williams LIBRARIAN Anita Wheeler 74 p » Since its inception the Dramatic Club of Fitch- burg Teacher ' s College has aimed to provide opportunity for participation, to all those in- terested, in acting, costuming, make-up and backstage work. The first semester of the 1951-52 school year found the Dramatic Club once again under the able sponsorship of Mr. Daniel L. Healy. A pro- gram committee selected a series of one-act plays and scenes to be presented by different members at each meeting. One of the outstand- ing meetings of the semester was when Mr. Jim Chalmers of radio station WEIM, Fitchburg, spoke to the group on the radio aspect of dra- matics. At the beginning of the second semester Mr. Healy turned the sponsorship of the Dramatic Club over to Mr. Louis Shepherd who had been newly appointed dramatics director of the col- lege. The club then became known as a student workshop wherein the members learned how to write, produce, direct and participate in plays as well as to be stage hands, electricians, make- up artists and property men. Instead of the tra- ditional production of one well-known Broadway play, the workshop group produced three one- act plays. These plays were: Fumed Oak, a Noel Coward play, If Men Played Cards As Women Do, by George Kaufman, Pullman Car Hiawatha, by Thornton Wilder. Again breaking with the traditional, the plays were presented without the curtain, thus allowing scenery to be changed in full view of the audience and giving the stage managers acting chores. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Richard Murray Smith VICE-PRESIDENT Joan Fredenburg TREASURER Robert Bombard SECRETARY Beverly Sherwin SPONSOR Mr. Louis Shepherd 75 Zke Stick " Reading writin ' , and ' rithmetic, taught by the rule of the hickory stick " — and so it began; the undergraduate publication of the student body. The hickory is gone but the " Stick " re- mains to assume its rightful place within the traditions of Fitchburg Teacher ' s College. The Stick, the voice of the students, is primarily concerned with the promulgation of the news and views most important to the spirit and pres- tige of the college and the people connected with it. Through the editorials, constructive views and criticisms, commendations of achieve- ments, and earnest suggestions and ideas are transmitted to the students. In columns such as " Campus Personalities, " the readers become more familiar with the out- standing students in their respective classes. The purpose of this column is twofold: first, that the entire student body may become better ac- quainted with the achievements of these people and second, that these people may receive ac- knowledgment for their efforts. This year brought a new feature to the pages of the Stick. With the entrance of the column " Meet The Staff, " the students were introduced to the edi- tors and reporters who were completely unfail- ing in their attempts to produce a paper worthy of acclaim Through the humor and sports columns, the staff has attempted to publish a paper appealing to the diversified interests of the student body STAFF MEMBERS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marilyn Miller NEWS EDITOR Patricia Murray FEATURE EDITOR Richard M. Smith PRODUCTION MANAGER Clarence Colder BUSINESS MANAGER Maryan Nowak EXCHANGE EDITOR Mary V. Murphy WOMEN ' S SPORTS EDITOR Patricia Kennedy MEN ' S SPORTS EDITOR Ralph Bessler 76 I l » -I $ Club r f 4 I I The aim of the Ski Club is to promote good sportsmanship through competition. The Win- ter Carnival provides on opportune time for this with its annual ski meet in which inter-class competition is encouraged. The skiers partici- pate in the downhill, slalom, and cross-country races. Each class attempts to gain a maximum number of points in order to secure the trophy which is awarded annually by the Ski Club. In- dividual awards are also presented to all who participate. However, the lack of snow this year necessitated a change in plans so ski films were substituted. The club also features an assembly along with the Carnival Weekend. This year, Mr. Roger Clapp, an experienced and well-known skier in this area, was guest speaker and proved to be both interesting and inspiring. He presented not only a storehouse of information but a storehouse of equipment as well, by which he demonstrated the progress made in skiing geor. Trips to neighboring tows are also part of the club ' s activities. This year was no exception and all ski enthusiasts ventured forth. Good times were had by all as well as thrills that only skiing can give. OFFICERS PRESIDENT John Da Luz VICE-PRESIDENT Barbara McDermott SECRETARY Margaret Provenzani TREASURER Eugene Trombly SPONSOR Eckhart A. Jacobsen 77 Commuting Women ' s ftoard COMMUTING WOMEN ' S BOARD This board, consisting of two representatives from each of the four classes, provides an op- portunity for the commuting women to express their ideas and suggestions. The purpose ot this board is to give these ideas and suggestions due consideration. In addition to the above, the board sponsors enjoyable social functions and provides for improvements of the girl ' s day room and locker room. This year, forty-five new lockers were added to take care of the increased enrollment. In addition to this, old lockers were repaired and new keys were made. The girls undertook the redecoration of the larger day room this year, having completed the redecoration of the smaller day room in 1951. A touch of paint was added also to brighten up the entrance to the central day room. The social functions, which were sponsored this year by the association, were enjoyed by the entire student body. The informal " Harvest Hop, " sponsored in conjunction with the Com- muting Men ' s Association, provided an enjoyable evening of entertainment. The annual Christ- mas party, at which all commuters exchanged gifts, furnished many memorable laughs for all who attended. Since it represents the largest women ' s group on campus, The Commuting Women ' s Board must assume mere than a little responsibility in order to provide for a comfortable and secure atmosphere for all commuting women. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Helen Mullen VICE-PRESIDENT Lois Hanson SECRETARY Sheila O ' Connor TREASURER Noreen McDowell SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES Martha Harrington Noreen McDowell JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVES Joyce Laventure Sheila O ' Connor SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVES Elizabeth LaFlamme Carol Lynch FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVES Margaret Provenzani Marilyn McElligot SPONSOR Miss Josephine A. Bolger 78 Commuting Mm ' s Association Since approximately two-thirds of the male student body are commuters the Commuting Men ' s Association has become an important or- ganization at Fitchburg Teacher ' s College. The aim of the Commuting Men ' s Association is to bring the commuter in close contact with campus life. The Harvest dance was co-sponsored with the Woman ' s Commuting Board. This gala affair, for the benefit of the entire student body, was well attended and a huge success. Music was furnished by " Bud " Hankinson, his piano, and orchestra. The Commuting Men ' s smoking room is furnished and maintained by the board and is supplied with chess, checkers, various card games, and a radio to make time spent there more enjoyable. Cribbage, checker, and canasta tournaments were organized to determine the individual champions. Appropriate prizes were awarded to the winners. The commuter ' s lunch room, located in the Edgerly school is also under the jurisdiction of the board. This room accomodates both male and female students. With the acquisition of new locker facilities this year, the comfort of the commuting students has been greatly im- proved. Renovation of the smoking room in- cluding the installation of a ventilator is con- templated for the near future. Installation of incoming officers, for the forthcoming school year, took place at the annual spring get-to- gether. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Eugene McCarthy VICE-PRESIDENT John O ' Connell TREASURER Donald Gearan SECRETARY Robert Duncan SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE Franklin Shee an JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE Steve Giacoppe SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVE Robert Murphy FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE Richard Condon SPONSOR Dean Ralph F. Weston 79 Women ' s ' Dorm Council Miller Hall activities are under the control of the Dormitory Board which consists of the presi- dent, treasurer (junior representative), senior representative, vice-president, secretary (sopho- more representative), and the freshman repre- sentative. During the past year, this dorm coun- cil has assumed more and more responsibility for making and enforcing regulations in Miller Hall. At the end of September, the freshmen girls put on a talent show for the upperclassmen. This production was such a success that the girls were asked to give a repeat performance. Refreshments, planned by a committee of upper- classmen, were also provided. The annual Christmas party was held before Christmas vacation. The entertainment, refresh- ments and decorations committees went to work and gave the residents of Miller Hall a grand party During part of the program the girls listened, wide-eyed, to the tale of " Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. " After each girl had re- ceived her gift from Santa Claus, refreshments were served. Then the girls went outdoors to join the men of Palmer Hall in singing Christ- mas Carols to the White ' s, the Holmes ' , Miss Barnacle, Mrs. Simmons, the neighbors, and the almost-empty barracks. During the cold winter months, the girls kept themselves busy with Chinese Checker tourna- ments and Ping Pong matches. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Joan Arthur VICE-PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY Shirley Crowder TREASURER Patricia Griffin SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE Patricia Hartshorn FRESHMEN REPRESENTATIVE Elizabeth Bacciodii 80 : • Palmer Mall Palmer Hall may be called the " house of a democratic family. " The " Dorm Board " acts as the duly elected governing body in striving for and attaining, as much as possible, a demo- cratic house with the cooperation of the sponsor. The Student Dorm Council, which consists of the president, treasurer, secretary, and class re- presentatives, tries to be as efficient as possible. The work of this council is to note improvements needed in the dorm. The council meets once a month and at house meetings suggests improve- ments which are discussed and voted on by mem- bers of the dorm. The dorm has many athletic events through- out the year. These sports have no season. Some of these are basketball, Softball, and volleyball which was introduced this year. Cards, chess, checkers and ping pong are available for those who do not care for athletic sports. Social events of the year are a Christmas Party to which many of the faculty are invited. The party consists of movies, skits, and the giv- ing away of presents. The evening is climaxed with carol singing. Another big social event is the dorm picnic. This takes place in the late spring with many athletic events being held and a good time be- ing had by all. Our always reliable sponsor and friend, Mr Holmes, guided us through the year with his advice and good nature, and to him the men of Palmer Hall are extremely grateful. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Thomas Coburn TREASURER Bernard Belles SECRETARY Nelson Rebello SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE .. Paul Healy JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE Jerome Kennedy SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVE Curtis Brooks FRESHMAN REPRESENTATIVE Roger Bourdeau ::l Student Christian Association The Student Christian Association, which pro- vides religious fellowship on the college campus, plays an important part in giving the student a well-rounded life. Many unusual and interesting activities were initiated this year. The first meeting was held at Coggshall Park, a traditional custom. A local men ' s chorus was presented in November while the Christmas meeting found the members in Lunenburg where they caroled on the common, to faculty members, and to shut-ins. At the next meeting the Alcoholics Anonymous gave a vivid picture of the work they are doing and the prob- lems they face. In February, Mr. and Mrs. Dodds from the First Congregational Church in Cam- bridge spoke on marriage from the viewpoint of a husband and wife. On St. Valentine ' s Day, a square dance which proved to be a most success- ful and invigorating affair, was sponsored by the Christ Church. A debate held in March was well attended and much interest was shown. A fitting ending to a successful year took place at the Cathedral of the Pines where the new offi- cers were installed. The Fitchburg S.C.A. was active in the Stu- dent Christian Movement in New England. Dele- gates from Fitchburg were sent to the Rolling Ridge Legislative Assembly, a body which de- cides the policy of the New England S.C.A. ' s. This year, Mr. Atkinson, director of youth at Christ Church, became the new chaplain and Dr Ross, the new co-sponsor. OFFICERS PRESIDENT George Bosworth VICE-PRESIDENT Anita Wheeler TREASURER Francis Roberts SECRETARY Patricia Hartshorn SPONSORS Dr. Helen Ross Mr. Everett Koehler CHAPLAIN Mr. William Atkinson 82 Newman Club The purpose of the Newman Club is to en- rich the spiritual and temporal lives of its mem- bers through a balanced program of religious, intellectual and social activities. This year, under the capable guidance of Miss Gertrude Cunningham, the club sponsored " A Holy Year Pilgrimage " ; " Day of Recollec- tion " ; a meeting and dance with Worcester Tech; an illustrated lecture on " Madonnas in Art " by Reverend Caroll Bernhardt, S J. of Bos- ton College; Christmas caroling in cooperation with the Catholic nurses; a lecture by Reverend John J Wright, Bishop of the Worcester Diocese; an illustrated lecture by Father Chevrette oi Fitchburg, on a new technique in tapestry paint- ing, and Father Joseph Pelletier, author of The Sun Danced At Fatima and professor at Assump- tion College. A fashion show was presented in the Spring. Father Joseph Cook, of St. Ber- nard ' s Church, gave us spiritual guidance at our monthly meetings and also conducted a series of Ethics lectures. The final meeting of the year consisted of a Corporate Communion and a breakfast. The officers for the coming year were installed after the breakfast Through the active participation of its mem- bers, the reports of the delegates from the con- ventions, the wonderful cooperation of honorary members and an efficient President, the New- man Club has had another successful year. COR AD COR LOQUITOR PRESIDENT Jerome Kennedy VICE-PRESIDENT Edward Hill TREASURER Robert Kiely RECORDING SECRETARY Patricio Foley CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Joan Fredenburg DELEGATES Marian Roderick, Edward Sheehan 83 Mokawk Club The title " Mohawk " has been synonymous with campus leadership for the past 27 years of college history. Both as a closely knit organi- zation and through the active participation of its members in other school organizations and affairs, the Mohawk Club has earned a position of respect and confidence among the faculty and student body here at Fitchburg Teachers College. Our first big activity this year was Initiation Weekend, an inspirational and social occasion, out of which emerged a loyal and homogeneous club ready to strive for a successful year. Fun-Nite, an annual all-college affair, was in the opinion of everyone, an outstanding success. The evening ' s entertainment began with a bas- ketball game between the Mohawks and the Gaveleers. Next on the program was a penny sale This was followed by a variety show which provided the audience with some top-notch en- tertainment. The remainder of the year ' s activities have, as in the past, demonstrated the loyalty, per- severance, courage, and dependability of the organization. These are the qualities which have made the club and will continue to main- tain its fine reputation. These activities in- cluded the Gav-Hawk Sno-Soccer game, Sports Assembly, featuring a principal speaker in that field, and the annual Gav-Hawk formal. So- angetaha 1 OFFICERS CHIEF Bernard Belles MEDICINE MAN Joseph Farias SCRIBE George Bosworth KEEPER OF WAMPUM Edward Hill SPONSOR Michael J. Conlon 84 Qaveleer Society The Gaveleer Society, founded in 1921, is the oldest fraternal group on campus. It was founded by an energetic group of young men who saw the need for improving social, intellec- tual and athletic activities. The membership in the society is limited to approximately thirty- five men. The new members are carefully se- lected each year on the basis of scholastic abi- lity, and personality. Dr. George F. Condike, the faculty advisor for the Gav ' s, has greatly aided in molding a strong, well-knit group. Each year the Gaveleers sponsor an assembly which, in keeping with the club ' s original pur- pose, provides an intellectual as well as an en- tertaining program. Other club activities in- clude the Gav-Hawk formal, Initiation Week- end, the Gav-Hawk soccer game and the annual Installation Banquet. This year the club also sponsored a dance in the school gym which proved to be a huge success. The symbols of the Gaveleer Society ore the Greek letters Lambda Phi, and Sigma which de note leadership, light and strength. These let- ters, together with the club ' s pledge, Amici, arc engraved forever on the hearts of the Gaveleer brothers. OFFICERS PRESIDENT James Pettengill VICE-PRESIDENT Ralph Lemay TREASURER Norman Bedard SECRETARY Joseph McManus ALUMNI SECRETARY Loring Stevenson FACULTY SPONSOR Dr. George F. Condike 85 The Esoteric Society was founded in 1947 for the primary purpose of constantly improving the human relationships in the student body of the college. These improvements of human rela- tionships are realized through intellectual en- deavor and fostering of proper college spirit, the extension of social opportunity through partici- pation in extra-curricular activities, and the re- cognition of human merit as the proper criterion for esteem. The society, by the pursuit of these aims, and through the intelligent guidance of its sponsor, strives to set an example for the col- lege at large. This year the society sponsored the annual Thanksgiving Dance, cooperated with the Stu- dent Co-op in presenting the Christmas Dance, and presented an assembly for the enjoyment of the student body and faculty. Additional high- lights for the " brothers " were the Initiation Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Christmas Party and the annual Dinner Dance. As has been its custom in the past, the society was very active in intramural basketball, softball and soccer. The fraternity uses the three Greek letters Phi Delta Pi as its symbol, denoting its motto, Charity, Honor and Zeal. These are the virtues which the Esoteric Society seeks in all of its members. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Edward Regan VICE-PRESIDENT Myron Eisenhaure TREASURER Dennis Sullivan RECORDING SECRETARY Robert Kiely CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Paul Healy SPONSOR Mr. Richard L. Kent W jfc- ifcA; Spsilon Pi Zau The Epsilon Pi Tau fraternity is a National Honorary Professional Organization in industrial arts and vocational education. It was established in 1929 at Ohio State University where the Al- pha Chapter is located. There are at present thirty-eight campus chapters and three field chapters located in various parts of the United States. Epsilon Chapter, the fifth to be or- ganized, was established on this campus in 1932. The ideals of the fraternity are to recognize the place of skill, to promote social efficiency and to foster, reward, publish, and circulate the results of research efforts as far as possible in the fields of its interest. Membership is limited to the upper fourth of the junior and senior students of the Industrial Arts Department and to outstanding graduates in the field of teach- ing and administration in industrial education. Epsilon Chapter sponsors an annual initiation and banquet at the spring conference, plus cam- pus and field meetings where matters of profes- sional interest are discussed. OFFICERS PRESIDENT . SECRETARY TREASURER SPONSORS .. Robert O ' Keefe Renzo Ricciuti Clarence Colder .... Walter J. Harrod Eckhart A. Jocobsen 87 Zo Kalon Society The To Kalon Society celebrated its sixth birthday this year and has the prestige of being the first society for girls on this campus. ' Gnothi Seuton, " the club motio, signifies the stand- ards and ideals for which all " Tokes " strive, and the compulsion for meeting these is as strong today as it was six years ago. The pur- pose of the society is to foster the high stand- ards of the college and to promote all school activities. One of the highlights of the To Kalon ' s acti- vities is Initiation Weekend, which is a time of both nostalgia and enjoyment. Many alumnae return to renew old friendships on this occasion, and the new pledges and old members cement a lasting bond of close friendship. In Decem- ber, a dinner-dance is held at the country club for the members of the society and its alumnae. " Fun-Nite " is another traditional activity in which the " Tokes " join the Mohawks to present an evening of enjoyment for the entire college. This year ' s presentation was one that will be remembered with pride for many years to come. The annual To Kalon Assembly was pre- sented in March to a most appreciative audience. Members of the To Kalon Society are active and well-represented in all school activities as well as in their own club functions. Under the capable sponsorship of Miss Mar- garet Shea and Miss Ruth Donovan, the To Kalon Society has remained a group rich in spirit and strong in organization OFFICERS PRESIDENT Joan Paquette VICE-PRESIDENT Carol LeClaire CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Peggy Frye RECORDING SECRETARY Barbara McDermott TREASURER Joanne Murphy SPONSORS Miss Margaret Shea Miss Ruth Donovan hH :J.|iU Philodemic Society The Philodemic Society, founded in 1948, en- deavors at all times to live up to the standards embodied in its creed which includes participa- tion in the social activities of the college, co- operation with the civil authorities of the city, and a display of good sportsmanship at all times. The Philo Weekend, at which the new mem- bers are received officially, and the old mem- bers return to renew friendships and gain new acquaintances, introduced the round of activi- ties for this year. The first major activity and the highlight of the Philo social season, was the Philodemic Rose Formal, at which the traditional " Rose Ceremony " was performed. Other activities un- dertaken with great enthusiasm included a St. Patrick ' s Day dance, a " Toy For Joy " campaign which was carried on in conjunction with the Mohawk Club for the benefit of underprivileged children, and the sponsoring of a basketball team in the intramural games, as well as many informal get-togethers. This year the members of the Philodemic So- ciety presented the " Philo Phollies " as an assem- bly for the enjoyment of the entire college A picnic was held in May. This was both a joyous and sad occasion, for among those who attended were the pledges who were to become the new members and the Seniors who were leaving in June. The words " Fidus Achates " attempt to sum up how each Philodemic feels towards her sisters, her classmates and F.T.C. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Marianne Kennedy VICE-PRESIDENT Gertrude Denault RECORDING SECRETARY Genevieve Gibbons CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Ellen Ryan TREASURER Martha Mannion SPONSORS Miss Lillian Tater Miss Elizabeth O ' Connor 89 Melph ' uut Society The Adelphian Society, which was founded in OFFICERS 1949, was organized in order to help promote PRESIDENT Beverly Sherwin good will and spirit on the campus. This has VICE-PRESIDENT Elizabeth Pechulis continued to be a major goal of the club through- CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Joan Wilson out its existence. RECORDING SECRETARY Marilyn Miller The first all-school activity of this year was TREASURER Mary Murphy the assembly held in November. This was a musical tour of the world aboard the " S. S. Adelphiana. " The highlight of the year was the " White Christmas " ball which was held in December at the Town Club in Worcester, Mass. January was the time for an all school dance. " T. C. " was the theme of this informal function. Club emblems, pins and semester schedules decorated the walls, and refreshments were served " a la Spa. " The end of February brought the close of the basketball tournament with the Adelphians emerging victorious. The club members got together in March for a rollerskating party, and later on in the same month they conducted a tea. The two festive occasions which brought to a A ■ ■ ■• close a happy year were the annual picnic for A ' -tjM f pledges, and a farewell tea for the society ' s first ■ ' ' 2H M graduates. U I ' ;!• ' .. M. . The Adelphian symbols are " Sigma, Alpha, I . Delta " ; the beginning letters of the club motto. 90 Student Co-op The Student Co-op Council, instituted in 1937, is composed of twelve members. Four officers are elected from the student body and two representatives are elected from each class. The duty of the Council is to formulate the social calendar, draw up the annual budget, and act on any student problem or affair. In order to carry out the duties of the Co-op, more success- fully three committees have been formed: Finan- cial, Social, and Assembly. These committees concern themselves primarily with the problems which come under their respective jurisdiction. During the preceding year members of the Co-op attended the New England Teacher Pre- paration Association Conference at Swampscott and the Eastern State Conference for Profes- sional Schools for Teachers, at New York. At the New York conference, our treasurer, Edward Flynn served as moderator on a panel concerned with financial affairs. The social committee staged many success- ful all-school dances during the past year. The Freshman Reception early in the fall, the Christ- mas Dance in conjunction with the Esoteric So- ciety, and the St. Patrick ' s Dance sponsored jointly with the Philodemics, were the main high- lights of the season. Our assembly committee, with the assistance of a faculty advisor is responsible for selecting a varied assembly program which is educational as well as entertaining. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Nancy Kenney VICE-PRESIDENT Joseph Farias TREASURER Edward Flynn SECRETARY Gloria Spadaro FACULTY ADVISOR Dr. George F. Condike 91 1 3P 21 m. ' 4 1 w 02 Sports ' A hit, a hit, a palpable hit. " — Hamlet 93 Women ' $ Athletic Association The Women ' s Athletic Association began its activities for the year by introducing the board members at the annual assembly. Under the leadership of Miss Clark the board presented a varied program of sports for the women in the college. Hockey, basketball, volleyball and soft- ball are the major sports in the W.A.A. pro- gram. Green and White teams are chosen for each sport, and this year the Board added All- Star teams which were picked from the Green and White teams. Badminton and ping pong tournaments were held in the spring of the year along with archery which is a relatively new but popular sport. The Board also sponsored two play days. One was held in March and con- sisted of volleyball and basketball. The other play day was held in May and consisted of soft- ball and tennis. The W.A.A. sponsored a widely varied pro- gram of activities other than sports. The fresh- men were introduced into the W.A.A. at a rally held at the " brook. " The annual conference of the Massachusetts State Teacher ' s colleges was held here in October and the theme of the con- ference was the Olympics. The W.A.A. pre- sented an all school assembly with Mrs. Oskari Tokoi, Lieutenant Commander Ralph Coolson, and Erkki Koutonen as guest speakers. The Board also presented an all school dance in co- operation with the Esoteric Society. The annual W.A.A. banquet was held in May, at which time awards for the past year were given out and new board members were introduced. OFFICERS PRESIDENT Gertrude Denault VICE-PRESIDENT Marilyn Brennan SECRETARY Helen Hammond TREASURER Glorio Spadaro CAPTAIN OF GREEN TEAM Helen Mullin CAPTAIN OF WHITE TEAM Genevieve Gibbons SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE Louise Sobczak HEAD OF HOCKEY Elizabeth LaFlamme HEAD OF BASKETBALL Anne McKeeman Arlene Bonitz HEAD OF VOLLEYBALL Elaine Weiner HEAD OF SOFTBALL Nancy Kenney HEAD OF PING PONG Beverly Sherwin HEAD OF BADMINTON Patricia Kennedy HEAD OF SWIMMING ' Noreen McDowell HEAD OF TENNIS Elizabeth Pechulis HEAD OF ARCHERY Marilyn Wear 94 Mm ' s Athletic Association The Men ' s Athletic Association is an organiza- tion composed of two members elected by their classmates for a period of four years. During the first two years, they become acquainted with the system and functions of the board. In this manner, they receive valuable experience that will be of use to them in their junior and senior years when they become eligible for official positions. Through the execution of such a sys- tem, the MA. A. is able to function with the greatest efficiency. The Men ' s Athletic Association is the govern- ing body of all men ' s athletic functions con- ducted at the college A major role of the M.AA. is to organize and supervise an intra- mural program of sports. This year the board sponsored soccer, basketball and softbal I The lack of a longer and more varied sports pro- gram was due to conflicting class schedules The soccer league, which was won by the Eso- teric Society, had to be cut short because of the early start on basketball. A double round league in basketball with a play off was successfully carried out. The end of the league found the Mohawks undefeated. Softball got off to an early start and was continued with great en- thusiasm. All in all, it was a very successful program of intra-mural sports. The aim of the board is to promote a heal- thy, competitive spirit and, if success is to be measured in terms of results, ample proof of its worth is not found wanting. OFFICERS PRESIDENT John Rajala VICE-PRESIDENT Richard M. Smith SECRETARY Vincent DeNovellis TREASURER Francis Wickman JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE Loring Stevenson SOPHOMORE REPRESENTATIVE Curtis Brooks FRESHMEN REPRESENTATIVES Donald Wallace Peter A ' Hearn 2Z22. 95 The W.A.A. launched its 1951-52 program of athletic activities during the month of Sep- tember with the fascinating sport of field hockey. A large number of enthusiastic girls participated in the practices held each Monday and Wednesday. With the aid of a few special beginner ' s classes, including individual instruc- tion in basic skills and plays, the energetic Freshmen improved rapidly and soon challenged the, more experienced upperclassmen to a series of scrimmages. This friendly competition pro- vided spirited practice sessions and the girls became better acquainted with the game. Re- gular practices were held until late in October when the traditional Green and White teams were formed. These team members were chosen for their faithful attendance at practices as well as for their sportsmanship and playing ability. The Green team swept the two out of three game series, thereby gaining ten points toward the annual W.A.A. trophy award. At the close of the Green and White series a varsity team was chosen and practices were held to prepare for games with Lowell Teacher ' s College. The games were cancelled, however, so our skillful team had no opportunity to reveal its ability in mter-collegiate competition. HEAD OF FIELD HOCKEY Elizabeth LaFlamme 96 basketball Basketball practice, under the direction of Anne McKeeman and Arlene Bonitz, student co- heads of that sport, started late in November About eighty girls came out for basketball, the highest number to participate in any sport at F.T.C. this year. Special instructional practices were held for freshmen, who constituted about half of the players. Seven intramural teams were organized, after some practice sessions, with all interested play- ers on teams. There was much interest this year in the intramural league, as all the teams seemed evenly matched. Each team played at least four games, and those losing two games were eliminated from the league. In the finals the Adelphians and the To Kalons, both unde- feated, met in two exciting games, the Adel- phians taking both, 49-26 and 41-23, to win the crown The league fostered competition, sportsmanship and teamwork as well as indi- vidual ability In addition, fifteen girls were given the opportunity of timing and scoring the games, and ten qualified girls served as referees and umpires These officials gained valuable experience and earned W.A.A. points for their duties as well The basketball season ended with the annual green and white games in which the outstanding players from the intramural teams played HEADS OF BASKETBALL Anne McKeeman and Arlene Bonitz 97 Volleyball The volleyball season is one which is eagerly awaited by both the athletes and spectators. The 1952 season was one filled with much action. Practice for all the girls began in March. Dur- ing this same month the intramural games were played. The teams, consisting of ten girls apiece, provided the spectators with many an exciting game. The Green and White teams were chosen from the intramural squads, and once again the " battle " between these traditional opponents was fought. This year the teams were evenly matched, each one having its share of out- standing players. One of the highlights of the volleyball season was a " Playday " held at F.T.C. It was attended by many girls from other Massachusetts col- leges. A volleyball game played between teams consisting of representatives from all of the schools was the main event on the program. When the season came to a close in April, both the losers and winners of games were found looking forward to the 1953 Volleyball Season. HEAD OF VOLLEYBALL Elaine Weiner 98 Softball " Take me out to the ball game, " was the enthusiastic cry of many eager coeds as they rushed to the athletic field every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Softball, one of the W.A. A. ' s major sports and one of the most popular, has always attracted a bevy of players from both upperclass and freshmen ranks. This year was no exception as the Green and White took to the field in an overwhelming number. A successful intramural softball program was or- ganized this year and proved to be both bene- ficial and entertaining for all who took part. The traditional Green and White games were played with both teams fighting wholeheartedly for top honors. As usual, these Green and White matches provided keen rivalry and top-notch playing. The season was highlighted by a softball " Playday " which was held in Fitchburg, and which aroused keen interest among both partici- pants and spectators. The selection of an all- school team, which consisted of only the best and most faithful players seen on the diamond, climaxed the season. HEAD OF SOFTBALL Nancy Kenney 99 R V t Soccer Once again the Falcons fashioned a season which included one loss. This is the third year in a row that this has happened. It was a rather unusual season in that three games were tied, three won, and one lost. With this record it was still possible for F.T.C. to win the Teachers Col- lege Conference, marking the third consecutive year we have won. Co-Captains for this season were John Rajala and Joseph Farias. Joe was the recipient of the rirst Ail-American award to be given to a Fitch- burg athlete. Many of our players from the 1951-1952 season are members of this year ' s graduating class. Although they will be greatly missed, there are able reserves who will endeavor to re- place them. Some of these reserves are: Harland Williams, who in his first year of playing soccer was the high scorer for the season with three goals; Curtis Brooks, fullback; Bob Bombard, wing; Bob losue, goalie; and Al Foresman and Joe Farias, co-captains elect for the 1952-1953 season. The Seniors, who it will be necessary and dif- ficult to replace are Co-Captain Jack Rajala, noted for his complete aggressiveness; Norm Bedard, center forward of many talents; Murray Smith, that nimble footed left wing; Jack Green- halgh, a pillar on defense; " Ike " Eisenhaure and his bullet-like kick; and Jim Pettingill, com- petent player and morale-booster. The following are the scores of the games played during the 1951-1952 season: F.T.C. F.T.C. F.T.C. F.T.C. F.T.C. F.T.C. 1 2 3 F.T.C 3 Keene Keene R.I.C.E R.I.C.E New England College Lowell Textile Institute ...- Bridgewater 4 CO-CAPTAINS John Rajala and Joseph Farias 2g g - 100 a M, .SMA, Jl .s Wu. I ' ' 3,£Mu « V 1 basketball Bill Provenzani, Fitchburg Teachers College basketball coach, was faced with the job of completely rebuilding the Falcons for the 1951 - 1952 season. Bob Duncan, was the only varsity member to return from last year ' s squad. Around him Mr. Provenzani amassed a squad of seven varsity players, who, through hard work managed to come out on top with a better than five hundred average. After dropping the first three games, the Falcons broke into the win column by defeating an old rival Keene 47 - 46. They then went on to amass a record of ten wins and nine losses tor the season. This being one of the most successful campaigns the Green and White have had in many years. One amazing factor of this year ' s team was the winning of eight out of eleven games played at home. There New England Teachers College Athletic Conference record is seven wins and seven losses. Next year should prove to be a much more successful season. Coach Provenzani will have his varsity seven of Bob Duncan, Jim Shiminski, Ed Balcom, Bernie Pollock, George McGaw, Ed Hill, and Chet Burwick back. No one will be lost through graduation. Bob Duncan, the team ' s leading scorer with 269 points for the season and Jim Shiminski with 1 14 points will lead the Falcons through the 1952 - 1953 season as co-captains. CO-CAPTAINS James Shiminski, Robert Duncan 101 baseball In the spring a young man ' s fancy quickly turns to thoughts of baseball, and this season is no exception. With the first thaw the boys could be seen casually lobbing a ball back and forth or engaging in spirited " pepper games. " Although the season is still in its early stage, the prediction of another successful year doesn ' t seem amiss. The loss of such dependable men as " Ike " Eisenhaure, Ed Sandomerski, Rene Rheault, Larry Walsh and Bob Farrar, from the winning team of last year, has left many first string positions to be filled. The new players will find a steady influence exerted upon them by the able veterans Bill Martin, Jack Rajala, " Minty " Costello, Bill Matte, Ed HNI and Bud Stevenson, who have shown in previous years their cool playing under pressure. Baseball games are always eagerly antici- pated and regularly attended not only by stu- dents and faculty but by people of Fitchburg and surrounding areas, which speaks well for the brand of ball played. The Falcons had a 7-5 record last year, and intend to chalk up an even better one this season. The 1952 schedu Saturday April 19 Tuesday April 22 Saturday May 1 Tuesday May 1 3 Wednesday May 21 Friday May 23 Thursday May 29 Pending Denotes New England ence Games. le is the following: Clark University Worcester Salem S.T.C. Salem Gorham S.T.C. Keene S.T.C. ' Plymouth S.T.C. Salem S.T.C. Keene S.T.C. Worcester S.T.C. Gorham Keene Plymouth Fitchburg Fitchburg Boston S.T.C. 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