Springfield College - Massasoit Yearbook (Springfield, MA)

 - Class of 1943

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2Uii 1943 W e w ill all aL;ree that tluTt- w a nothin” spectacular ahout our arri al at Spriny;- held Colic IZV. v c weren ' t whisked in on the wiiiLts of a hurricane as were our wind predecessors, the Class of ' 42; w e just Liathered here on W’eilnesda . September 20, 10. 0, ISO stroiiLi: to make the histor we are now re iew in”. I he fact th.it we were a ”ood class was well-established in our minds despite Dr. .Arsenian ' s report that freshman tests indicated a 1.27 inferiorit to the Class of ' 42. Still, we couldn’t help feeliii” superior to the sophomores — hut, we learned. What a thrill was in store as we started attendiii” our first cidlette classes! Be- ”inmm: with Introduction to I ' wlucation, the circles, s llo”isms, nuijor and minor pre- mises all kept us pretty well-occupied ami also cjuite ;ide(|uately confused as we looked ;it circles A and 1 in :m effort to find out what was wroii” with C. Our old hudd the e erlastin”ly-el usi e timoeha pro ided us with endless hours of entertainment in the ifiolo” lab. A few of the outstandiii” hiLthliL ' lits of our first year in Springfield ;tre c.alled to mind as we remember the Haziii” Week which was closely followed h - a juicy reception in est (lym. 1 he Class of ’43 chalked up a moral ictory in the Cane Rush when a lone sophomore appeared on the fiehl of battle on the date first set for the affair. ShortK thereafter we ileparted for various sections of the country as Christmas recess rolled around. We returned to the (dd routine with a desire for more social activity, and the class sponsored its first dance earlv in f ehruary. By this time the majoritv of the fellows had mana”ed to make the aapiaintance of some of the p;irls in the commu- nit . 4 ' he class developed cr fine relationships with the j”irls from Mt. Holyoke: m fact, at times it appeared as thou”h the class had moved its headiiuarters to the campus just up the river. With the cominp: of Spriii”, rivalrv between the classes rose to a hi”h point. We hall Ion” rememher the strup”le over the publication of the Freshman Student, and the abduction of bred f.vster. Sophomore president on the eve of his class ham|uet. .Soon afterward we w itnessed our first Steppiii” F p Dav exercises, and thus marked the end of the first chapter in our colle e career. .About 1 10 men returned for the start of a brilliant Sophomore vear. We had a taste of specialized trainiii” as we branched into the separate divisions. Fhe various opportunities av.iilahle to upperclassmen were now ours to accept. Socially, we startled the campus with a most uniipie and original colle”e dance which we called, advise dly, I he llorrihle Hop”. ( )nlv the Class of ' 4. could have staged such a tussle and made it the talk of the season. ’arsif athletic t( anis found Sophomore candidates a valuable avldition to their sipiad lists. Some of the most successful athletes from our class duriii” this year were 32

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Burton, Rat Maleska, liill Bootli, (leorjtc Cieary, Dave Dockham, Cliff Seaver, anrl Irv Schmid. I need not dwell on our success in keeiriny: in tow a boisterous class of k reshmen. We accomplished our purposes and commanded the respect of the class as w ell. Another Sprin;j;time, our second Stepping- I p exercises, and we suddenly realized that we had become Juniors, ff ' he hri " ht skies of our second summer vacation from Springfield College were darkened by the clouds of an approaching chaos. Classes opened in the fall of 1 41, hut an air of seriousness and resolution to duty prevailed throughout the student body. W ' e noticed the ahsetice of man of our former asso- ciates, both classmates and facultv members, who had answered the call to service. After Christmas 1 41, talk of curriculum acceleration materialized inter an or- ganized summer term of stud . In the face of many uncertainties, the Class of ’43 maintained its position of social leadership and class spirit. Man favorable comments were received on the splendid work of a well-organized College Annual, a clever sports calendar, an unusual song-hook, and an outstanding Junior Prom. Ed Ps ch was a memor , and we were attemling classes on warm June davs. In January 1943, we were initiated into the last of the three semesters in our Senior year. While our numerical strength has diminished considerably since that Sep- tember day in 1939 when our class was first brought together, our spirit is as strong as ever, and that in itself is sufficient to keep the Class of 1943 in Springfield’s Hall of k ame. E. J. SM ' l KE, Secretary 33

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