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DEDICATION 



To our noble class advisor who has helped us on our way 

We dedicate this book we write today. 

He has taught us physical science, and our mathematics too 

Causing many sleepless nights and days so blue. 

Through the wisdom of his teaching we learned these words so well, 

Huristic thinking, heliocentric longtitude. 

We will always love our Johnny, the advisor of our class. 

Though through these hallowed portals we must pass. 

We raise our voices in praise of thee , Dear Dr. John. 

In pride, in joy, in solemnity, Dear Dr. John. 

Always a fighter from first to last — he'll never be forgotten 

by his class. 
Therefore, we write this book en masse to our Dr. John. 




MARY UNDERHILL 
English 



DR. DAYTON N. DENNETT 
English 



LILLIAN E. BOYDEN 
Music 




AMES S. PIERCE 
History 



EDMUND K. LUDDY 
History 



NILA R. HARESIGN 

Physical Education 




HARRY L. CROWLEY 
Psychology 



DR. EUGENE L. FREEL 

Psychology 



ANDREW S. FLAGG 
Art 




WALLACE H. VENABLE 
Sc ience 



DR. JOHN H. SEMON 
Science 



MARGARET M. LANOUE 
Librarian 



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BERTHA L. ALLYN 
Senior Clerk 



PERRY WILLIS 
Acting Senior Bookkeeper 



DELIA A. LETTS 
House Mother 




DR. HAZEL B. MILLHAM 
Education 



MARTHA E. DURNIN 
Education 



EDWARD F. MCFARLAND 
Senior Bookkeeper 



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Assistant Principal 
Grade Five 



HELEN E. MALLERY 
Grade One 



MARGARET STEVENSON 
Grade Two 




LORETTA J. LOFTUS 
Grade Three 



HELEN E. BROWN 
Grade Four 



MARY WALSH 
Grade Six 




HAROLD H. McLEAN 
Junior High 



JOHN S. SULLIVAN 
Junior High 



CLAIRE M. BARRY 
Junior High 




DR. GROVER C. BOWMAN 



North Adams State Teachers College President 
1936 - 1954 



''The passion for encouraging indivuality 
aid the passion for making the standards of 
education, for pupils and teachers alike not 
only high but ideally lofty.' ' 



EDITOR 

Kay Andrews 



BUSINESS 

George Jarck 




ASSISTANT 
EDITORS 



Irma Bosma 
Charlotte Smith 




ADVISOR 
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Kay Janet Andrews 



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''Those about her, from her, shall read the per- 
fect ways of honor.'' 

'' There' s nothi ng like an older brother'' 

Femininity personified — tranquil beauty supple- 
mented by a mature intellect and undeniably ra- 
ti«>nal judgement — friendly, responsible, consis- 
tent—scholarship of unquestionable quality — the 
yearbook's guiding hand. 



Irma Dolores Bosma 

''I agree with no man's opinions , I have some of 
my own. ' ' 

Resourceful, able to adapt to any variety of 
situations — cautious, wary, but instantaneous in 
retort in case of debate — devotee of the clinic 
aiding materially and energeticaly in its con- 
tinued smooth functioning. 




Rosaline Rita Boyer 



Rosie" 



''High-erected thoughts seated in the heart of 

cour tesy. ' ' 

Ronivant-fi tting seriousness but always apparent 
happiness and glowing smile — the knack of making 
everyone around her feel at complete ease — genuine 
interest in aiding contemporaries to acheive 
suitable solutions to problems — adult approach 
to life's daily puzzles. 





Marilyn Eddy Dunton 

"I'll not be tied to hours nor pointed times 
but learn my lessons as I please myself.' 

Pleasantly composed and impertubable, offering 
a glowing smile and kind word at the proper mo- 
ment with distinct poise — deep thought climaxed 
by appropriate felicity — heads the N.A. commuters 
on their daily trek to classes. 



Bernard Helfrich 



Red' 



''I pr'thee go, and get me some repast; I care 
not what, so it be wholesome food.'' 

''I was thinking'' Characteristically conscien- 
tous — commissar of the ''Bookstore'' active 
president of the student association leading 
the way in a well rounded extracurricular pro- 
gram for N.A.S.T.C. — extaversion mixed with 
understanding, ambition, and a heart of gold — 
the guy who made the school go' round. 



Carole Ann Hurley 

''An tis my hope to end successfully. ' ' 

''Anyone for coffee'' Captivating amiability 
characterized by a scintilating personality and 
an appealing humility — industrious, diligent, 
appreciative, understanding and perennially 

seeking life' s humorous side daily chores with 

a pleasant smile — deservedly presides over the 
Honor Society. 



George Jarck 



Schultz" 



' 'He got the better of himself and that's the 
best kind of victory one can wish for'' 

''I believe'' — N.A. 's basketball sensation — a 

four year total better than 1000 points clever 

versatility, subtle humor and unique social 
consciousness dependability colored by a per- 
petually available wealth of energy and sound 
judgement. 




Edward John Lawton 



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''A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays and 
confident tomorrows.'' 

Congenial personality instinctive vocabulary 

to match his journalistic tendencies sport 

statistician ''iron man'' of basketball team 

president of senior class leading with 

modesty, demanding respect of fellow students 

success inevitable due to his pleasing manner and 
never-to-be-forgotten smile. 



Margaret Helen McNeill 



Peggy' ' 



''Born with the gift of laughter and a sense 
that the world is mad. ' ' 

''Yee-sh'' Tempered vivacity delighting in 

merriment and agreeable friendship constantly 

personable and lively master of the repartee — 

face the future without fear and with a degree 
of opt imi sm . 




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"Silence more musical than any song. '' 

Consonant social decorum scientific thinking 

and distinct proficiency in all phases of scholar- 
ship willing and available in class activity — 

sincere and scrupulous quiet smile Adams to 

N. A. day by day. 




Frances Helen Owczarski 



Franny' 



'Ms large as life and twice as natural'' 

The collective virtues that make one a desirable 
friend and trusted confident — broadmindedness, 
tolerance, and astute comprehension of varying 
situations plus conviviality and social maturity 
Music Club's leader and staunchest booster. 






Virginia Helen Pasternak 



''The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known. '' 

'Want anything from the bookstore?'' — Sedate, 
demure and affable unruffled by the helter- 
skelter of our modern age and yet adaptable and 

sincerely interested a willing worker, socially 

and scholastically intellectual curiosity 

the daily trip from the ''Mother Town.'' 



Angelo Righi 



Ang" 



''For 'tis the mind that makes the body rich'' 

'I was going to say'' scholarship of pre- 

ponderous portions a stream of logical and 

rational dissertations on a varying assortment 
of thought provoking topics a strong determi- 
nation to make good to aquire a measurable 

portion of knowledge commensurate with the time 
and effort he has expended. 



Robert Andrew Rotti 



the Rote' ' 



''There are few things more exciting to me than 
a psychological reason.'' 

' 'According to Freud' ' Our clinical psycholo- 
gist defending his views with the vigor and 

tenacity of the sabre-toothed tiger sober 

seriousness pleasingly supplemented by a keen 

sense of the ridiculous schol asti ca lly and 

socially eager and intelligent and sincere 

interest and trust in the ability of his fellow 
men. 



Constance Rugg 



Connie 1 



''For she's not forward, but modest as the dove. " 

' 'Oh, fudge'' congeniality with charm and grace 

a conspicuous feminine lovliness unclouded and 

modest intelligence to match all other attrib- 
utes capable student leader of dormitory. 




Mary Sherman 



Little Mary' ' 



'You flavor everything; you are the vanilla 
of society' ' 




'You are not a well dragon'' petite miss with 

the quiet dignity that is characteristically 

hers humor with an artistic subtleness 

capable, persistent worker with purpose in mind 
culture from the College Town. 




Charlotte E. Smith 



Charl" 



''I'll spend my time till midnight sewing red 
flannel drawers for leprechauns' ' 

Vibrant personality mixed with a passion for 
exactness compatible training and extra-cur- 
ricular program thorough and precise at the 

same time smiling and searching out the humor 

of life's inumerable incidents kept Taconic 

Columns moving. 



Ruth Thorsell 

' 'Nothing is impossible to a willing heart'' 

'Tha'' deliberate but alert with an eye toward 

jocularity hearty, imaginative, appropriately 

moderated sobriety and cordiality integrated 
fittingly to produce the well-adjusted ambassa- 
dor from Southern Berkshire. 



SENIOR CLASS 



Andrews, Kay Janet 40 Elm Street, Adams 

Bosma, Irma 30 Newell Street, Pittsf ield 

Boyer, Rosaline 18 Richwiew Avenue, North Adams 

Dunton, Marilyn E 77 Yale Street, North Adams 

Helfrich, Rernard D 77 Rutler Street, Lawrence 

Hurley, Carole A 27 Veazie Street, North Adams 

Jarck, George 31 Dover Street, North Adams 

Lawton, Edward 466 Church Street, North Adams 

McNeill, Margaret H 277 Medford Street, Somerville 

O'Hearn, Regina 214 North Summer Street, Adams 

Owczarski, Frances H 14 Richmond Lane , Adams 

Pasternak, Virginia 6 Linden Street, Adams 

Righi, Angelo P 266 State street, North Adams 

Rotti, Robert r2'Argyle Road, Arlington 

Rugg, Constance Southf ield 

Sherman, Mary 20 Moorland Street , Will iamstown 

Smith, Charlotte E 53 A Lincoln Street , Hudson 

Thorsell , Ruth Park Street, Stockbridge 



THOSE WHO ALSO RAN 



Harry Baxter 
Donald Brennan 
Loi s Buckley 
Beverly Daignault 
Albert Galipeau 
Marilyn Jerrault 
* Shirley Hebert 
Alice Hoy 
Ann Lockwood 
David Love 
Will iam McLaren 

*Deceased 



Judy Meagher 
Jerry Montesanti 
Janet Murphy 
Nancy Karrey 
Mary Pechewlys 
Cecile Provencher 
Andria Cate 
Nancy Beid 
Mary K. By an 
Mary Stiles 
Nancy Martin 



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Hey! 

Hey there 1 Be quiet! 

Do n't say anything, 
Be still ! 

They said we were silent, 
And you don't want to be the one 
To disappoint them. 
Su re 

Th ey 

Did. 
Why a man Why a big man even wrote an 
Article 
About our being silent 
Well, we might be silent, 
Put at least were not 
Lo s t 
Oh, they have a lot of reasons 

To back up their statements; 
Wars, A-Bombs, H -Bombs 

Ana a lot of others. 
It seems that they have a point. 
We've listened for four years 
To that kind of talk, 
And we didn' t know wh at to say 
About it all. 




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Sailing to Europe to 
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Means, but he sure is glad to get 

A free trip to the Continent. 
Well, frankly, I'm not too 

Pessimistic about our silence. 
Late at night sometimes 
We 

Talk 




It all started when we were 

Me asuring coffee with Eliot's Spoon 
At first there was a lot of discussion 

Michelangelo 
But the subject exlanded, and now 
We 

Talk 
istence About 

Everything 
We don't let on to anyone that 
We 

Do 

This 
Because we don't want people to be 
Fmbarrassed. ■ 
Over calling us 

Si 1 ent . 
But, I'm afraid that soon 

Those Whispers which started 
About four years ago are going 
To 

Leak 

Out. 
And everyone's going to be 
Surprised! ! 

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For it's a long, long, while from classes to 
training school, 

We had our doubts as we came along. 

Oh, the years flew by though we thought they 

wou 1 dn ' t , 
We dared to try what they thought we couldn' t- 
Oh, the hours dwindled down, to a precious few- 
Baccalaureate, 
Commencement . 

We starry-eyed seniors are bidding adieu, 
We starry-eyed seniors are now leaving you. 

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JUNIOR CLASS 



'Oh this learning, what a thing it is' 1 

Many and varied experiences — learning 
is active — Fruedian beliefs, Platonian Kings, 
Russian Tzars — what to do — where to go — who 
has money — ('who cares) — on to the Legion — hi 
honey — sphinx in class — owl at night — girls 
are passive, Vets are active — third grade, 
fifth grade, junior high — there we were, there 
we stayed and departed hence — Term papers 
due — homeostasis (we didn"t have) — Scott- 
Foresman, Burton, Sir Bernard — Accounts (Paid 
and unpaid) — North Pond, South Pond,, frozen 
lakes — winter carnival — wonderful prom — moan- 
ing, groaning, laughs and silly sighs. 



Gone! gone! gone! — time not we — wiser, 
taller, older — we wait the senior year. 



JUNIOR CLASS 



Booth, Allan W. , Jr Burgess Street, Sagamore 

Bordeau, Charles R 188 Brown Street, Pittsfield 

Cimonetti, Carol J 27 Washington Ave. , North Adams 

Coughlin, William C 114 Corinth Street, North Adams 

Damon, Joan Haydenville 

DeMadonna, Joanne 188 East Main St . , North Adams 

Keyes, Ruth Leyden Road, Greenfield 

Kunstler, Joan 17 Lenistore Street, Roslindale 

LaPlante, Frances South Vernon 

Lataif, Joyce 99 Gallup Street, North Adams 

Ylurley, Patricia A 13 Cypress Street , Greenfield 

Lerson, Edward F 39 Maple Street, Williamstown 

aadrozzi, Thomas F 42 Longview Ter. , Pittsfield 

fowe, Dorothy F 70 Briggs Avenue , Pittsfield 

aulnier, Wilfred G 71 Liberty Street, North Adams 

;er, Joan Eagle Bridge, New York 

, Ursula M 20 Forest Park Avenue, Adams 




SOPHOMORE CLASS 



Only superlatives for the class — outstanding 
leader in Mary Richards — sophomore prorn — terrific 
success — many hours in sober study — spring days 
on the terraces — studying Greek columns — library 
hours and reference books — a wonderful mixture 
of fun and success — play pushers — those artists 

social gatherings at lunch — Semon sufferers — 

those days yet to come. 



SOPHOMORE CLASS 



Allen, Sylvia 8 West Street, Greenfield 

Bartini , Arnold G 1 Simon Avenue, Adams 

Bernard, Thomas 61 Church Street, North Adams 

Cariddi, Frances 74 West Main Street, North Adams 

Daikos, Dorothy 45 Templeton Street, Dorchester 

Demastrie, Rosemarie 29 Leonard Street, Adams 

Desnoyer, Kathleen 18 Tremont Street, North Adams 

Doyle, John T 955 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams 

Dugal , Paul P , Cheshi re 

Forbes, Marlene 32 Worthington Street, Pittsfield 

Hall, Thomas F 70 Francis Avenue, Pittsfield 

Hendrickson, Henry P 744 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield 

Meecham, Robert Florida 

Mello, Edward C P.O. Box 243 Vineyard Haven 

Miller, George F. Jr 18 Highland Avenue, Adams 

Molloy, Alice C 16 Quincy Street, North Adams 

Morelli, Donald 282 Francis Avenue, Pittsfield 

Morin, Marjorie 191 Prospect Street, North Adams 

Murphy, Carol 26 Hall Street, North Adams 

Murphy, John Jr 42 Hudson Street, North Adams 

O'Connell, Barbara 7 Myrtle Street, Greenfield 

O'Leary, Katherine Taylor Street, Hinsdale 

Richard, Carol J 45 South Street, Williamstown 

Richards, Mary 48 Natural Bridge Road, North Adams 

Rock, Donald F 55 River Street, North Adams 

Rumgay, John Hodges Crossroad, Notth Adams 

Ryan, John D , 26 Westminster Street, Pittsfield 

Scarbeau, Barbara 47 Washington Street, North Adams 

Smith, Delight 478 Church Street, North Adams 

Starsiak, Kenneth 3 Siara Street Adams 

Stetson, Claire Clarksburg 

Tassone, Viola 29 Nelson Street, North Adams 

Wheeler, Janet R 338 State Road, North Adams 

Whitman, Viola M 1238 Massachusetts Avenue, North Adams 

Woodlock, Carol E 75 Hastings Street, Greenfield 

Welter, Eugene F 288 Elm Street, Pittsfield 




FRESHMAN CLASS 



September 13, 1954 first day of college 
schedules — astounded when called men and women 
— memorable event? begin — picnic in our honor 
— acquaintance of experienced sophomores, learned 
juniors, and exal ted-seniors— that day approached 
— ascension of Mt. Greylock — breathless, tired — 
reached summit — lovely Freshman Queen Joan Dion 
— Hallowe'en near — decorate for dance — embellished 
tunnel — successful dance — other activities and 
studies — great life at M. A. S. T. C — swamped 

the play — Cyr, Kennedy, O'Neil, Nash and Shanahan 
right there — stunt night preparations — commence- 
ment lookers on — first year done. 



FRESHMAN CLASS 

Albert, Burton Jr South Main Street, Lanesboro 

Alsine. Nancy C 68Monson Road, Wilbraham 

Atwood, Harrison W 288 East Main , North Adams 

Bacon, Elizabeth 52 Quincy Street, North Adams 

Blanchette , Donald C 7 Gavin Avenue, Adams 

Bourie, George H 41 Holbrook Street, North Adams 

Canedy, Hodman E 1015 State Road, North Adams 

Carr, Robert J 884 East Main Street, Bolton 

Cicchetti, Peter G 376 Columbia Street, Adams 

Chretien, Charles 24 Forest Place, Pittsfield 

Collins, Philip G Commonwealth Avenue, Hinsdale 

Connerton, Ronald 18 Maple Street, Pittsfield 

Cyr, Lawrence H 9 Dal ton Avenue, Pittsfield 

DelDebbio, Marilyn 225 State Street, North Adams 

Dion, Joan 266 Ashland Street , North Adams 

Dracup, Judith E 27 Kemp Avenue, North Adams 

Duquette, Denis J. ^ 18 Main Street, Dalton 

Gehring, Walter R Lenox Road, Pittsfield 

Goldman, Leonard 63 Blackington Street, North Adams 

Haddad, Annette M 232 Springside Avenue, Pittsfield 

Harrington, Robert J 37 Union Street, Pittsfield 

Hatin, Theodore 

Hogan, Viola F Knox Road, Pittsfield 

Haskins, Kenneth 46 Bryant Street , North Adams 

Jesperson, Elna Box 25, Mill River 

Kaley, Richard 90 High Street, Dalton 

Kalisz, Henry J 16 Siara Street, Adams 

Koza, John 1 7 Daniels Court, Adams 

Kronick, Audrey L 203 Houghton Street, North Adams 

Keehner, Richard R 299 Elm Street, Pittsfield 

Leab, Marjorie E Hancock 

Le Moine, Carol 241 River Street, North Adams 

Lobdell, Brian Berkshire Farm, Cannon, New York 

Mac Iver, John A P.O. Box 44, Monterey 

Maguire, Miriam M 13 Church Street, Glouster 

Maroni, James 205 East Quincy Street, North Adams 

Miles, John 55 East Street, Adams 

Morrissey, George 328 Onata Street, Pittsfield 

Murphy John E 310 Union Street, North Adams 

Murray, Alan 11 Holbrook Street, North Adams 

Murray Susan J Middleton Hill Road, Rowe 

Nardacci, Alexander 200 Fenn Street, Pittsfield 

Nash, Paul J 32 Westminster Street, Pittsfield 

O'Neil, Joseph M 76 Map lewood Avenue, Pittsfield 

Richmond, Elaine 15 Maple Street , Williamstown 

Sacco, Ronald 23 Veazie Street, North Adams 

Shanahan, John Main Street , Lanesboro 

Shaw, Jean 1 Kingmont Street, Greenwood 

Shepard, Jean M Mountain view Avenue, Williamstown 

Sroczyk, Helen North Road, Chesterfield 

St. Cyr, Emery A 16 No. Holden Street, North Adams 

Sweet, Shirley Oblong Road, Wi lliamstown 

Tyler, Man ley A. Jr 29 Wood St. , North Adams 

Wary, Loretta 16 Essex St. , Pittsfield 

Wolfson, Beverly M 81 E. Housatonic St. , Pittsfield 

Stomski, Richard 167 First Street, Pittsfield 

Reynolds, Henry 116 East Main Street, North Adams 





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With the athletic program at North Adams comparatively limited, it has 
been an unavoidable necessity to put all our eggs in one basket, figurative- 
ly speaking, and devote our energies to supporting our one intercollegiate 
athletic activity, basketball. 

Basketball at North Adams still in comparative infancy since it dates 
back only to 1945, has had its feast and famine since that year. Actually, 
in our four years on the hill it has been a case of playing to keep the 
sport alive and pointing toward the day when our college will increase in 
size and have a larger pool of athletes from which to draw. 

With limited manpower, and playing our annual schedule against schools 
four, five and six times our size, it has been a rocky four years but not 
one tinged with shame by any means. For it has been a happy faculty of the 
' 'Prof s' ' to give every team they've met a good run for their money. With a 
few exceptions, no team has walked off without knowing they've been in a 
game. 

A bright spot in our four year term of service was the 1952-53 team, 
which had a creditable season and was able to win ten of its games. 

Four-year members of the team are co-captains George Jarck and Edward 
Lawton and senior letterman Red Helfrich. Jarck and Helfrich played from '51 
thru '55, while Lawton entered in '49, played on North Adam's only New Eng- 
land Conference Champions that year, played thru '51, then after two years in 
the service, returned to play from '53 thru '55. 

The outstanding achievement during the four year period was the scoring 
record of better than 1000 points over that time set by George Jarck who 
proved to be one of the better players in the New England Conference and a 
figure who will last long in the athletic annals of N.A.S.T.C. 

As athletics have become an integral part of the collegiate programs 
throughout the nation, it is the sincere wish of the graduation class that 
basketball and possibly other athletics will grow and thrive commensurately 
with the planned expansion in the future of our school. 

GRADUATING SENIORS-LETTERNEN 
GEORGE JARCK (GD-CAPTAIN) 
EDWARD LAWTON (CO-CAPTAIN) 
"RED" HELFRICH 





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STUDENT COUNCIL 




Leaders all — Mr. Pierce's 
problem makers — and solvers 
— midnight meetings — Who's 
Who well represented — 
budget to break even in 
June — Student Council Con- 
ference here this year — 
prestige makers — success- 
ful year — Ames S.. ^ Pierce, 
advisor — Bernard Helfrich, 
president. 



Guiding light of the dorm 
girls — old rules enforced 
with constant improvement 
— hilarious Hallowe'en and 
Christmas parties — the 
annual Dorm Formal with 
the gracious hostessing of 
president Connie Rugg- 
and House Mother Delia 
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DORM COUNCIL 



A social and athletic group-square dance, basketball, volley ball, swimming,, 
games carnival, overnight hikes, Mt. Greylock — W. A. A. conference at Fram- 
ingham State Teachers — recreation, sportsmanship, teamwork — under the direc- 
tion of Miss Haresign, faculty advisor — Joan Damon, president. 




WOMEN ' S 

ATHELETIC 

ASSOCIATION 



MEN'S 

ATHELETIC 

ASSOCIATION 




Supporters of ping pong ball manufactures — dance fiends — debaters during 
lunch — the card gang — rousers of school spirit — staunch defenders of the 
school's honor — ping pong champions of the universe — Tom Hall , president. 




Monday night soirees — 
intellectual discussions 
charades — coffee round the 
dining room table — so few 
members until the mid-year 
harvest — that long defferred 
trip — the banquet — the 
grand finale — advised by 
Miss Underbill and Mr. Luddy 
— led by Carole Hurley. 



HONOR SOCIETY 



SCIENCE CLUB 



In all probability this is 
a science club — sponsor of 
the science fair — popular 
mechanics — Semon's Shiver- 
ing saints — run-away 
drills and mongolian huts 
— the assembly line that 
built the dome of the 
universe — every Tom, Dick 
and Harry is named John — 
you'll get a charge out 
of their magnetic person- 
ality — Dr. John and John 
Murphy head this club. 





CURRENT 



* EVENTS 



Rapidly becoming a center for intellectual activity — sponsorship of 
famous lectures in all fields — school assemblies — slides and films — 
discussions and debates — trips — dances and socials — advised by Ames S. 
Pierce — club president Robert Rotti. 



Our roving reporters — the gifted gabbers with keyhole eyes — oodles of 
gossip, but little news — widespread campus coverage — William Coughlin 
and Thomas Quadrozzi, co-editors — Miss Lanoue, advisor. 



TACONIC 



COLUMNS 





Did you bring your bottles 
back?. . .Those little four- 
somes for bridge. .. one 
o'clock invasion by the 
men... daily greetings from 
Mr. Willis. .. lost ashtrays 
Gaslamps to see by. . .Miss 
Heresign, advisor; Marilyn 
Dunton, president; 



COMMUTERS CLUB 



DRAMA CLUB 



Industrious and varied. . . 
that annual play profit. . . 
riders of the ' 'Ghost 
Train' "... anything from 
Oliviers to stage hands... 
movies and skits. . .Broad- 
way in the Berkshires. .. 
Dr. Dennet, advisor; Arnold 
Bartini, president; 





Part of national organ- 
ization — perpetual drive 
for added membership — 
study of religious liter- 
ature — talks by members of 
clergy — instruction and 
guidance — Christmas gifts 
— annual communion break- 
fast — a fun-filled St. 
Patrick's Day dance — 
faculty advisor, Mr. Luddy 
— club president, Edward 
La w t o n . 



NEWMAN CLUB 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 



Devoted to understanding 
other religions — meetings 
composed of discussions 
on religious and secular 
topics — organizers of 
annual Christmas caroling 
— guided by Dr. Victor B. 
Chicoine and faculty ad- 
visor Dr. Harry L. Crow- 
ley — club president George 
Mi 1 1 e r . 





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C. Smi th 
M. . Dun ton 
V. Pasternak 
C. Hurley 
K. . Andrews 
M. . Sherman 
F. Owczarski 


1. R. O'Hearn 

2. B. Rotti 

3. C. Rugg 

4. R. Boyer 

5. F. . Lawton 

6. B. Helfrich 



Kay Janet Andrews 

Class Officers Secretary 1, President 2; Cheer- 
leader 1,2,3,4; Christian Association 4; Com- 
muters' Club 1,2,3,4; Secretary-Treasurer 2; 
S.T.C.S.G.A. Co-Chairman 4; Drama Club 'The 
Ghost Train'' 4; Honor Society 2, Secretary 
Treasurer 3, Vice President 4; Music Club ''A 
Christmas Carol'' 1; Student Council 2, Ass' t Trea 
surer 3, Treasurer 4; W.A.A. 1; Who's Who 4; 
Yearbook Co-Editor 4; May Day Queen's Court 1; 
Winter Carnival Queen's Court 3. 



Carol'' 1; Newman Clun 2,3; Taconic Columns 3 
W.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Yearbook 4. 



Irma Dolores Bosnia 

Christian Association 2,3,4; Current Events Clubl; 
Dorm Council Class Hepresentati ve 2; Drama Club 1, 
2; Music Club ''Mikado'' 2; Student Council 3; 
Taconic Columns 1,2, Co-Editor 3; W.A.A. 1,2; 
Yearbook 4; Math Club 1. 



Rosaline Rita Boyer 

Commu te rs ' s Club 1,2,3,4; Drams Club 1,2,3; Newman 
Club 1,2,3; Yearbook 4; May Day Queen's Coilrt 2. 



Marilyn Eddy Dunton 

Class Officer Vice President 3; Commuters' Club 
1,2,3; President 4; Drams Club 1; Glee Club 1; 
Student Council 4; Yearbook 4; Science Club 3. 



Bernard P. He If rich 

Basketball 1,2,3,4; Class Officers President 1,3, 
S.T.C.S.G.C. Co-Chairman 4; Current Events Club 
3,4; M.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Newman Club 1,2,3,4; Student 
Council 1; Vice President 3, President 4; Taconic 
Columns 2,3,4; Who's Who 4; Yearbook 4; Rookstore 
Ass' t Manager 3, Manager 4. 



Carole Ann Hurley 

Class Officer Treasurer 1,2,3,4; Commuters' Club 
1,2,4; Vice President 3; S.T.S.G.C. Secretary 4; 
Current Events Club 4; Drama Club 4; Honor Society 
2,3; President 4; Newman Club 1,2,3,4; W.A.A. 123 ; 
Who's Who 4; May Day Court Page 3. 



George larck 

Basketball 1,2,3, Co*-Captain 4; Yearbook Business 
Manager 4. 

Edward lohn Lawtor. 



Basketball 1,2,3, Co-Captain 4; Class Officer 
President 4 Current Events Club 3; Freshman Repre- 
sentative; M.A.A. 1; Newman Club 1,2,3, President 
4; Student Council 4; Taconic Columns 3,4; Year- 
book 4; Baseball 2 (1951). 



Margaret Helen McNeill 

Current Events Club 4; Class Representative Dorm 
Council 3,4; Drams Club 2; Music Club ' 'A Christmas 



Regina Tanguay O'Heam 

Commuters' Club 1,2,3,4; Glee Club 1,2; Music Club 
''Mikado'' 2, ''A Christmas Carol '' 1; Newman 
Club 1,2,3,4; Yearbook 4. 

Frances Helen Owczarski 

Class Officer Vice President 1; Cheerleader 2,3,4; 
Commuters' Club 1,2,3,4; Swampscott Conference 4; 
S.T.C.G.C. 4; Music Club 1,2, President 3,4, 
''Mikado'' 2, ''Patience'' 3, "A Christmas Carol' 
1; Newman Club 1,2,3,4; Student Council 3,4; 
Taconic Colurpns 3; Yearbook 4. 

Virginia Helen Pasternak 

Commuters' Club 1,2,3,4; Drams Club 2; Glee Club 
1,2; Music Club 3,4, ''A Christmas Carol'' 1; 
Newman Club 2,3,4; W.A.A. 1,3; Yearbook 4; May 
Day Queen's Court Page 3. 



Angelo Righi 

Class Officer President 2; Honor Society 2,3,4; 
Yearbook 4. 

Robert Andrew Rotti 

Basketball 1; New York Coreference 4; Current 
Events Club 1,3, Secretary Treasurer 2, President 
4; M.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Newman Club 2,3, Vice Presi- 
dent 4;. Taconic Columns 2,3; Yearbook 4. 



Constance Rugg 

Class Officer Secretary 3; Christian Association 
2,3,4, Treasurer 4; Dorm Council President 4 ; 
Drama Club 1; Glee Club 1; Student Council 4 ; 
W.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Who's Whd 4; Yearbook 4; Freshman 
Queen 1. 



Mary Sherman 

Commuters' Club 1,2,3,4; Taconic Colurjins 
Yearbook 4; May Day Queen's Court Page 1. 



1.2,3; 



Charlotte Smith 



Class Officer Vice President 4; Christian Associ- 
Ation 2,4; Dorm Council Vice President 3; Drama 
Club 1,2; Ass't Librarian 1,2,3,4; Music Club 
''Mikado" 2; Taconic Columns 1,2,4, Co-£ditor 3; 
W.A.A. 1, Secretary Treasurer 2, Confesence Dele- 
gate 2,3, Vice President 4; Yearbook Co-Editor 4 
May Day Qjeen's Court 3. 

Ruth Thorsell 

Christian Association 3; Drama Club 2, Treasurer 
3, ''Dangerous Comer 3; Yearbook 3. 



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