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Glee Club To Entertain 

A small group of the Senior Glee Club, consisting of approximately 
twenty members will entertain at the annually sponsored Alumnae 
Christmas Party for the underprivileged children of the surrounding 
neighborhood. The gathering will be held in the school auditorium 
tomorrow at 2 o’clock. Among the selectons to be rendered will be: Good 
Christian Men Rejoice, Jesus in the Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentle¬ 
men, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and 0 Come All Ye Faithful. 
Someday preceding Christmas vacation the entire Senior Glee Club will 
sing Christmas carols for the students. 

DO NOT fropn *TE 

Awjit mnyr>') 

Principal Delivers Advent Message 

My dear girls: 

The joyful season of Advent is here again. With their glittering lights, tinsels and gay 
colors the stores are already a fairyland. May your fairy godmother shower you with Christ¬ 
mas gifts that would make any Cinderella envious. 

The story of Cinderella, like most fairy tales, has a core of deep truth. We are all 
Cinderellas. Without Christy our Prince, we would be still poor indeed, clad only in the rags 
and tatters of unredeemed humanity. 

The story of Christmas is really the story of Cinderella and the Prince. It is the true tale 
of the love of the King of Kings for us. It tells us how he has raised us up to a place at His 
side even as the Prince exalted Cinderella. 

But the fairy tale ends saying, i( and they lived happily ever after.” Then Cinderella 
must have done all that the Prince required of his bride. She must have loved him faithfully 
all her life. 

So we too, if we are to u live happily ever after,” must love our Prince with all the faith 
and gratitude He, as our Redeemer, deserves so well. 

Our Christmas wish for you, then girls, is that you may open your hearts wide to the love 
Christ brings so that you too may (< live happily ever after.” 

Sincerely, Sister Mary Regina. 

Paulette Hios rehearses with Senior Glee Club in preparation for 
Christmas presentation. 

Volunteers Answer Appeal Yol. XXI, No. 3 Saint Joseph’s Commercial High School, Brooklyn, N. Y. December 18, 1959 

Assist In Red Cross Work Career Club Reopens For Seniors 

Thirteen students from two Senior classes, 4 A7-603 and 4 A4-703, are Tkn mu i n , ,. A,. . . __ . 

currently working as Junior Red Cross Aides. The girls volunteered their e career Club, under the moderation of Sister Catherine Marie, is entering its second 

time and assistance in response to a Red Cross appeal for help. Before year of functioning. Sister’s first step in reopening the club this season was the election of 

given their positions, the volunteers were first required to pass an senior officers. Class president of 4A9-604 and cheerleader, Sallie Murphy is the newly 

interview and then go through the elected President. She is assisted in her duties by Vice-President Nadine Miller, 4A5-705, and 
BRIDGE BRIEFS: for obtaimng Secretary Marion Franzese of 4A4-703. The girls assumed office on Thursday, December 2. 

O / , . . < The girls were given a choice of , M* • ■ Members Introduced 

Students Active jobs. Those doing hospital and *' During the Club’s first meeting, 

p. , -« ^ .r. • reception work received blue and Monday, December 13, a play was 

DUYMP Sonias Lime white striped uniforms with match- ; ’" sslfe fll V' presented by the class representa- 

... . ~... , ing caps. Instructions were given - tives and officers, introducing them- 

M'sswn^Club At "W** ^ Christ- to the.students in accordance to the g B selves to the other members^ The 

mas season, the Mission Club sends " .. ’-i I .... mm Larabee dealt humorously with the 

two gifts to each Sister of Saint Students Selected JB| problems of secretaries-to-be apply- 

Joseph teaching in Puerto Rico. This Felicia Parise and Patricia Smith, ing for positions. It starred Joseph- 

year, 118 Christmas packages were among those from G03, are acting iSSf ine Bianco and was directed by 

sent. Sister urges the girls to con- as typists and bookkeepers in the President, Sallie Murphy, 

tinue their aid, because all funds Accounting Department at 131 + JhBBKBhHI * Future Plans 

collected are given to foreign mis- Livingston Street. Working as tile B Personality development and good 

sions and the needy people in the clerks and typists in the Fund Rais- JBW| fi. W grooming habits will be taken up 

United States. ing Department at 1 Red Cross at the next two sessions. On De¬ 
classes Prepare Plays Dltice are Diane Morganstern and cember 21 a representative of the 

. . . The Seniors from 4A7-G03, Patricia Mondofik. Also from 4A7 BB^^^^^BBBBBBSC WB-. Grace Beauty Culture School will 

are rehearsing for their revised arc ‘ D'ene McPhelin and Carolyn ^address the group. She will point 
presentation of “Don’t Take Your Guzzi who do typing* and reception out to the girls the a, b, c’s of neat 

Guns to Town,” written and directed work in the Home Service Depart- appearance and its great value, 

by Patricia Smith. Leading char- ment. Leona De Angelis, Teresa Education will be the topic of the 

acters in the mock tragedy are Scope llito, Patricia Murphy and President Sallie Murphy discusses future plans with Vice President January 4 meeting when a speaker 
Charlene Arbeeny, as the aged and Maureen Brown, all from 703, are Nadine Miller and Secretary Marion Franzese from Power Memorial High School 

loving mother who hopelessly at- nurses aides at Veterans’ Hospital * will lecture to the members of the 

tempts to discourage her stubborn on 7th Avenue in Bay Ridge and ~~ ~~ ~~ club. Speakers from the Latin 

son, Dolores Rizzi, from entering Mary Morrissey is performing the f C \/54/lV/i/f/i American Institute and Chase Man- 

into a gun fight with the notorious duties of an aide at Beth El Hospi- VJ# V^/# <3LJ\JVlo1 3 k)vr//C// Ct/flvd hattan Bank fill the Club’s January 

killer played by Pat Smith. The play tal located at East 9Gth Street in JL 11 agenda. The Institute’s repre¬ 
will be presented on December 23, Brooklyn. Concluding 4A4’s list The Senior Dance, which had been originally scheduled for sentative will illustrate the advan- 

during the third period . .. Thornton are Kathleen Murphy and Barbara December 18, is now being arranged for Saturday January ta £ es °f bi-lingualists and the high- 

Wilder’s drama “Our Town” will Townsend who are doing clerical oq This nostnonempnt is Hup tn thp fkof oil • P a y in £ positions they can obtain 

be 905’s, Sister Miriam Cecilia’s work at the Board of Health. Vol- nto m w!T + k! 1 + f r &Ct , a f f 11 weekends in as translates and stenographers, 

junior English class, contribution unteering part of her summer vaca- uecemoei ana me eaiiy part 01 January had been previously while the bank’s delegate will dis- 

to the scheduled Christmas plays, tion during July and August was reserved by the Mothers’ Auxiliary, the Mother Charles cuss the benefits of being a Chase 

Each act will be presented by a dif- Florinda De Quarto. Florinda gave Edward Guild, and the Alumnae Society. Manhattan employee, 

ferent cast giving the entire class 210 hours of her time doing clerical The theme of the semi-formal affair will be “Twilight -r-i • . 

IS are re- Ti m e/’ Entertainment from 8 p.m. until midnight will'be ESSaylStS ExCel, 

ing roll in 3A7-504’s production of quired to give two hours a week provided by the PREMIERS, and during intermission selections a i -m j- • i 

“The Tree”, chosen and directed by for twenty-five weeks. from “Memory Lane” will be presented. f\.WAfClS JMCritCfl 

Alice Phalen. G 0 Decorates „ . . . 

Auxiliary to Meet mr ^ _ , # m bevers,! sopliomorss and juniors 

The Mothers’ Auxiliary Club TVT 1 n • 1 \ 7 ’ 1 16 Organization will have been awarded certificates of 

will’ hold their first meeting of the N C W Y OtK SlghtS V 1C Wed chareeof ffie decor atTn, T by f h ® , National Asso- 

new year January 8, at which they & WtS Doner "7? Cla fl° n of California. 

wiii discuss future activities The A group of fifty juniors and seniors accompanied by Sister Regina marked, “The officers are working for ‘4 Few^^earthly Moments-” 

maf Party win ^LYbe" announced Immaculate vlslted several P^ces of interest in New York City, Tuesday, very hard with Sister to make the Dianne Fezza for “Dad’s Car|” 

at the meeting. The party, which December 8. Heading the day’s agenda was a trip to the Museum of dance a success and hopes for a Jacquelyn O’Donald for “A Fine 

was held in the school auditorium. Natural History located just west of Central Park in the heart of the big ar ? e re P res entation from each Haul.” Also noted were Theresa 

December 11. included a 50c dona- citv. Having viewed the !Tk T _ Janette > ^gethe* McAllister’s “Walking in the Rain;” 

tion and a nrize for the grab bag - m k L • , TT7 w i t k the ° t L| er officers and members Eileen Ireland’s “Our Livingroom;” 

from each mother. One of the mem- DATES TO REMEMBER '™ rld 1±e glrl * P roceed ® d to g G ; * s Providing for all and Kathleen McGowan’s “I Tried 

bers was dressed as Santa Claus December 23.Christmas recess the United Nations Building, home the decorat ons and refreshments, to Appear at Ease.” Concluding the 

and distributed the e*ifts At the ta u or . , of modern world diplomacy. In the Following the theme to be pre- list of names was Eileen O’Hara 

ana aismoutea tne guts. At tne December 25.Christmas . , , . . sented, the auditorium will have a for her essav entitled “Telenhnnp 

conclusion of the evening, the unique structure, rising on the . rr . . , Jz entitiea leiepnone 

bemor Giee Club will sing a lew ^ banks of the East River, the stu- per CO uple and a limited amount All seven girls are in Sister 

selected melodies and refreshments January 4...Return to school ft „„ni 4 nni +^ ilia 4 - 4 - 1 ,^ T A l v a e in blstei 

will Ep sprved T , dents had the opportunity of ob- will be sold at the door. Jeanne Arthur’s English classes. 

.. .’ January 18.Examination week serving history in the making; they “ - ---- 

Alumnae Society Janua 25 . Regents Exam week were ivil d to git on a t J CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 

. . . The Alumnae will sponsor a , r, • • , „ . T f, P , . . , “ , We extend our best wishes for a blessed Christmas and prosperous 

Christmas Party to be held in the February 1.Beginning of 2nd term 3 o’clock session of the General New Year to Sister Mary Regina, the entire faculty and staff, our student 

(Continued on page 4, col. 1) February 12-Lincoln’s Birthday Assembly. body and their families. The Staff 

A New Year; Peace Or... 

The end of another year! In a matter of days, 1959 will 
be history. What has this year accomplished? What has it 
done for us—the United States as a whole? The answer to 
these questions is a huge “plenty”. 1959 has been filled with 
interests, experiments, successes, as well as failures. We’ve 
acquired two new states and witnessed the appointment of 
a new secretary of State. We’ve been in greater contact with 
the rest of the world because of the recent and growing 
interest in rockets and the challenge of being the first on the 
moon. Because of this, we’ve sent monkeys into space, spent 
millions on research and scientists and created a new interest 
among Americans—space travel. We’ve dedicated a National 
Shrine to our patroness—The Blessed Mother. 

But what does the unknown future hold? How will 1959 
affect it? What we know of the definite future is very little. 
President Eisenhower has seen Pope John XXIII, which is 
hopeful in itself. A new World’s Fair is coming up in New 
York which gives the U. S. more of a chance to demonstrate 
what we have done and hope to do. But what exactly do we 
hope to do? The future hopes of the U. S. lie basically in 
one word, “peace.” 

The two most significant goals in the world today material¬ 
ize in the hopes of the U. S. and of U. S. S. R. Although 
communists state emphatically that they’re also looking for 
peace, we must realize that their interpretation of the word 
“peace” is quite different from that of the U. S. When 
leaders of Communism say they want peace, they actually 
mean that the peace they are looking for is in the minds of 
a few, not in their whole country, nor with the world. Their 
peace of mind will be accomplished, according to them, only 
when they conquer the world and snuff out democracy. This 
idea makes it obvious that hoping for world peace is a futile 
effort. All that is left for the U. S. to do is to pray and wait— 
pray that 1960 will be as fruitful as 1959 and wait to see what 
will be the result of our hopes for PEACE. 

Letter From The Editor 

Dear Students: 

For twenty-one years now, the Parmentier has earnestly attempted 
to present versatile, informative and amusing copy for your enjoyment. 
We, however, are only a small part of the means necessary in the produc¬ 
tion of ‘your’ paper. 

With each new issue of the Parmentier the same, age old complaints 
are tossed at our door. “Where was the Pepper Pot this month? Who 
spelled my name wrong? Why wasn't our class mentioned, too? etc., 
etc., etc. . . .” 

Our only reply to justify these inquisitions can come with more 
questions. The Pepper Pot is merely an accumulation of individual con¬ 
tributions by students. “Why didn’t you bother to write in about that 
hilarious incident in your class? You were amazed when it wasn’t 
printed!” We can’t always rely on mental telepathy! 

Perhaps the most frequent of the complaints yet remaining involves 
misspelled names for which we offer no excuse but, instead, our apology. 
As for our neglect to give proper acknowledgment of the activities of 
individual classes we ask, “Why aren’t you a class reporter?” We can’t 
be everywhere and know everything, so we depend on your cooperation. 

The Parmentier and its staff are anxious for opinions whether it be 
in the form of a Letter to the Editor, an article you’d like to submit or 
even joining our group—we’ll welcome the contribution. 

Remember girls, it’s your paper! The PARMENTIER Staff 


The Prayer of a Child 

Blond little curb and eyes of blue, 

A little child who knows not what to do. 

His eyes are fixed in a strong, hard stare 

And he pleads and asks, “Lord, hear my prayerl 

Many, many years ago, 

On a cold and snowy night 

Three Wise men came to Your crib 

Under the star that glowed so bright. 

And shepherds from far and near, 

All knelt down to pray— 

Mary and Joseph fervently stood 

Near the crib where You, Jesus, lay. 

I can remember, dear Jesus, the stories told 

About Christmas night as You lay in the cold, 

With the breath of the animals the cold was not bitter 

And the Soul of You, Jesus, for Mankind did glitter. 

And now in my heart this day You do sleep; 

Stay warm in my love, not the breath of the sheep. 

This day we call Christmas. is not the sole day of Yntir birth 
You re born every day, in the souls of the earth. 

Please accept, little Jesus, this present I’ve brought— 

Ten wooden soldiers and a little log fort. 

And when You are sleeping, the soldiers will stay 
To protect you, my Jesus, and keep harm away. 

Excuse me, dear Jesus, You have not a foe, 

But beside You they’ll stand—that I do know. 

They’ll praise and adore You with a love that is deep 
But I, my dear Jesus, will have You to keep. 

Now I must go, my bedtime is near 

But I will be back so please do not fear. 

The tree is so pretty; the lights are so gay 

And Your manger lies near them, on my true 
Christmas day.’* 

Accumulate A World of Knowledge—Through Books 

Even the youngest child knows what a door is — something that 
permits you to pass through into a new area, perhaps, to a better place 
than the one you previously occupied. On the second floor of both the 
Parmentier and the new building, there are portals which enable you to 
enter a marvelous world, the realm of books. Present time, past time, 
and time yet to come—all lie imprisoned between cloth and paper awaiting 
your touch to free them. 

Among the many books available in the school libraries is the tale 
of a river, a priest, and a Communist mayor. Winding through the flat 
farm country of Italy where the ground is hard and the heads harder, the 
river Po provides a background for the spectacular and often hilarious 
clashes of Don Camillo, a holy man, a crusader, and indefatigueable enemy 
of Communism and Peppone, mechanic-mayor, who often puts tangles in 
the “party line” that would put the Gordian knot to shame. 


Possessed of tremendous strength, the two often 
concluded a political debate with assault and battery. 
But, beneath the hilarity is the bitter struggle against 
Communism in the agricultural classes. 

This world, created by Giovanni Guareschi, this 
wonderful world of ordinary people, is the Little 
World of Don Camillo. 

The door that opens the way to understanding. 

Have you ever thought about what one misstep 
could cost you? Laura Carpenter never considered 
this until the day she tripped and fell down a flight of 
stairs whch once had meant but a few seconds of effort 
to climb or descend. Now they became the pathway to 
weeks of lying immobile in a heavy cast. What could 
she do to forget the sports she had loved and the 
activities that had bound her close to friends and 
school ? 

Through the intervention of a family friend, Laura 
discovered that her hands — hands that grasped a 
tennis racket so skillfully — hands that could send a 
ball flying through the basket, could, with a little 
training, bring life to a dingy lump of clay. 

In this tale by Adele De Leeow, a word, a wet piece 
of clay, transformed tragedy into a chance to broaden 
and enrich Laura’s life—to give her Clayfingers. 

How could the Christmas season pass without at 
least one dramatization of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? 
Even if you miss the annual recording of Lionel 
Barrymore in this favorite, there is always the original 
book. In it dwells Scrooge, that “scraping, clutching, 
covetous old sinner,” the Cratchit family, and the 
familiar crew of ghosts. 

In the words of Lionel Barrymore, we love Scrooge, 
“not for what he was, but for what he came to be.” 


'Home For Christmas 

A myriad of twinkling stars illuminated the 
black velvet sky as tiny white crystals danced 
in the heavens. It teas Christmas Eve , and 
all the ivorld seemed happy and beautiful. 

Churches were being prepared for midnight 
services; crotvded subways were suffering 
from the holiday rush while masses of last 
minute shoppers were making a hopeless dash 
for Christmas gifts. 

Johnny gazed wondrously at the picturesque 
designs being traced on his window by the 
falling snoivflakes when his mother entered. 

She spoke rapidly and gaily, trying to con¬ 
ceal her anxiety. 

“Am I going home, Mom? Are we leaving 
the hospital?” he interrupted impatiently. 

“No, not right now, son,” she said and then 
continued to talk about the wonderful toys 
Santa Claus was going to bring him. 

J ohnny was a blue-eyed, freckled-faced seven 
year old, full of dreams and ambitions but 
stricken ivith lukemia. 

“He was always such a good boy,” she 
thought painfully, “Why Lord, why?” 

Suddenly a brief smile appeared on his face 
as he stared out the window again — 

“Listen to the pretty music, Mommy; it's 
just like angels singing ” he whispered, but, 
there was no music! 

A tear creased her cheek as she kissed his 
face. The voice faded—his cold hand dropped 
—a little boy went Home for Christmas. 

Inquiring Josephite 


Annette De Falco—3A4-904 

My grandfather builds a manger in which are placed 
the statues for the Nativity scene. We then go to his 
home on Christmas Eve and all the grandchildren kneel 
around the Crib and say the Rosary. 

Sister Marfa Ines 

In Puerto Rico, on January 5, the children go out 
to the country side and gather stacks of grass which 
they leave for the Wise Men’s camels. They put their 
names on the little bundles which their parents, after¬ 
wards, replace with gifts. To insure the belief that 
the Wise Men did arrive, most of the grass is removed 
but a little is scattered about and the door is left open. 
Louise di Pretora—3A1-905 

We all attend the Midnight Mass services and then 
return home to a big Italian meal. My parents then 
distribute the gifts which were placed under the tree. 
Carmen Graniella—4A6-705 

Every year my father fixes a big pinata and we 
sing Spanish carols in front of the tree on Christmas 
morning. After Mass we have a big breakfast and 
begin opening our presents. 

Barbara Kempczinska—4A7-603 

Following a Polish tradition, most of our celebrat¬ 
ing takes place on the Eve of Christmas. Before 
leaving for Mass, my father blesses small pieces of 
unleavened bread, similar to the communion hosts, 
which we pass to each member of the family with a 
cup of wine. The more significant custom of our 
nationality starts after Christmas. Beginning on the 
feast of the Magi, the priests of our parish visit the 
home of each parishioner, blessing it and inscribing 
above the front door the names of the three kings. 



Barbara Ann Kempczinska, ’60 

Associate Editor 

Evelyn Capellini, ’60 
Feature Editor 

Charlene Arbeeny, ’60 
Sports Editor 

Eloise D’Aragon, ’61 

Art Editor 

Alice Phalen, ’61 
Business Manager 

Sandra Campanella, '60 

Mildred McStoker, ’61 
Dorothy Zachorowski, ’61 

Cub Instructor 

Nancy Duehrino, ’60 

Typists: Felicia Parise, Carol Hibbard 


Mary Barrese, Barbara Baron, Ann Conway, 
Lucille Giangrosso, Tonianne Nichols, Irene McPhelin, 
Margaret Sabia, Karen Salsarulo, Barbara Wood. 

Issued Monthly from October to June by the Students of 
80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn 1, N. Y. 

Yol. XXI, No. 3 Brooklyn, N. Y. December 18, 1959 

Page Two 

December 18, 1959 

Season Can Prove Exasperating 

To our country cousins, a Manhattan department store at Yuletide is a thing of wonder, a marvel fashioned of 
imported salami and mink coats. But we, the born and bred New Yorkers, know the truth. Behind that glittering 
facade are counters decked out in a manner guaranteed to seduce, tempt, or utterly confuse the unwary customer. 

Within this maze a herd of fearsome creatures commonly designated as “salespeople” crouch in wait for innocents 
who know not what they want for to buy for Great-Aunt Minnie. 

Theirs is a peculiar, highly specialized language one must comprehend. For example: “It’s the latest thing” (Mrs. 
Lincoln wore it to the inaugural ball), “Of course it will fit,” (if you go on a yogurt and water diet for the next few weeks). 
“You certainly don’t want so cheap an item for your mother!” (This generally precedes a miserable walk to the “Wee 
Shops;” gifts from $22.50 and up). 

Ah, yes, the joys of Christmas shopping abound. But wait, what about the tree? Do you need some new ornaments; 
perhaps a few little things to enliven the old homestead? Well then, hie yourself to the nearest display of holiday baubles. 
There, for a mere $134 you may purchase a five foot tall, gold clad Santa whose mechanical tummy bounces up and down. 

Oh! You who would brave the terrors awaiting you between cosmetic counters and sports’ departments, should 
beware the most ardent salesgirl. Stay home and send for a Sears Roebuck catalog. 


Staffs Tour N. B. C. Studios; 
See"Behind the Scene’Action 

Have you ever ventured into a wonderland . . . “the wonderland of 
broadcasting and television unfolded before your eyes?” Both Parmentier 
newspaper and yearbook staffs, accompanied by moderators, Sisters 
Maura Michaela and Miriam Cecilia enjoyed an experience never to be 

The tour building located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza contains the secret 
feats of various “behind the scene” radio and television workings of 
America’s Number One Network. 

We were assigned to a certain NBC guidette, Miss Jackie Dean, who 
was both competent and charming. 

There were many technical explanations but all proved fascinating 
as we viewed the master control room, containing a mass jumble of 

Corny Cracks For Christmas Cheer 

All students in 405 come to atten¬ 
tion! Why are you learning back¬ 
wards? Could it be because your 
“THINK” sign is upside down? 

What poor soul in 905 is growing 
bunions ? 

“To Be Or Not To Be A Marsh¬ 
mallow” is the cry of the sorrowful 
seniors of 603. 

FLASH: It was just discovered 
that the author of “A Tale of Two 
Cities” is Julius Ceasar. 

A gal (and an officer at that) in 
1003 is trying to win the Zacherly 
award for 1959. Horrors! 

Does one of our starving Junior 
classes sneakily munch on a few 
tidbits during the fifth? 

There’s foul play in 3A1. Could 
it be that Terri is practicing to 
become an owl? 

Which one of our former beauties 
among the freshmen cut off her 
eyelashes ? Poor thing, now she 
has stubs. 

Recently heard in the cafeteria: 
What is a sad Chinaman called: 
Melloncoolly ? 

When asked what he thought of 
the weather, the Spanish man 

Teens Meet the Artist 

“The American artist is painting for you.” Such were the remarks 
of Miss Emily Frances, president of the Collectors of American Art Inc. 
at a “Meet the Artist” party held November 15. In its bright headquarters 
at 19 East 77th Street, the League sponsored this event in order to 
acquaint young people with the work of American artists and sculptors. 

Representing what is commonly termed modernistic art, paintings 
and pieces of sculpture executed by a number of contemporary craftsmen 
adorned the walls and tables. Included in this display was a small, gay 
oil painting depicting a country fair. George Kraus, its creator, attended 
the gathering. Like the other artists who were present including Betty 
Moses, Caroline Faber, and Hilda Sigel, Mr. Kraus cheerfully answered 
the questions put to him by the teenagers. 

The cry “I don’t understand it” was raised frequently during the 
afternoon. Thanks to the aid of Miss Betty Moses, this situation was 
cleared. “This is an art of action,” she explained. Pointing out that 
today’s artists seek to express themselves through the application of 
realistic painting to modern, she succeeded in dispelling the clouds that 
surround art. 

No, the beauty of landscape, the charm of a Reynold’s portrait is 
not the property of a small “educated” clique. Today, more than ever, 
beauty belongs to everyone who would seek it. 

Those at the meeting were far from the bearded bongo-drummers 
who are so often and so erroneously connected with art. Teenagers, 
ranging from 14 to 18 years of age, came from all classes and innumer¬ 
able nationalities, and found that God has not placed talent into men’s 
hands for the pleasure of the wealthy or learned critic. As a gift of the 
Almighty, it must be dispersed to everyone. Age, financial standing, or 
social background have little to do with it, for the masters of old and 
today’s artists are painting for you. 


replied: Chilly today; Hot tomale. 

If Edie Gormey married Clyde 
Beedy what would her name be? 
Edie Beedy? 

When asked what Tarzan’s last 
words were, some wonder ball re¬ 
plied: “Who’s the monkey that 
greased the grape vine?” 

Announcing the Blessed Event 
column: Mac the Knife and Pen¬ 
elope the Spoon are the proud 
parents of a two ounce fork. 

And now for a few new song 

The Best of Everything 

The Happy Hobos 

Midnight Rider 

The Four Bats 
Among My Souvenirs 

The Junk Collectors 
Put Your Head On My Shoulder 

Headless Horseman 
The Parmentier pick of the 
month is: 

I Love You Porgy 

You cute little piggy bank 

Yearbook staff members seated in the lobby of N.B.C. Studios. 

buttons, machines, intricate patterns and last but not least—TV sets. 

In passing the News Room, we caught a glimpse of Kenneth Banghart, 
newsreporter, making a broadcast over the air. 

Then, on we went to greater heights and a Studio where the “Dr. 
Joyce Brothers” program originates. It was also the scene of the recent 
telecast, “Winterset”. 

Television can be just too much, especially when Miss Dean urged 
a large group of us to “appear on TV.” Once overcoming stage fright, 
we were perfect Bernhardts. 

The tour ended too soon after we witnessed the props of a Sound 
Effects Room where the lights were shut off to test our listening skill. 
Bacon frying is a sound achieved by crinkling cellophane; a dropped 
penny substitutes for cracking an egg. 

New York’s most popular escorted tour ended as we gained a new 
knowledge of NBC coordination and planning. It indeed proved a worth¬ 
while afternoon. 

Help Others To Help Themselves 

All of us experience that gay “Christmasy” feeling when shopping frantically for gifts. The result of this 
scramble is a headache, parched mouth, “tired blood” and an empty wallet. Nevertheless, we’re pleased. Because 
with each gift we’re making a loved one happy. But stop and think! This is a minor part of the Christmas 
spirit. Have our sense of values become a negotiation of our wallets and the department stores? 

For example—remember those posters depicting the orphaned and stricken throughout the world—a child 
ragged, perhaps in pain, with eyes searching for kindness and help. These small ones have the mark of 
poverty on them. Their bodies and souls cry for nourishment; what kind of Christmas will they have? 

, ^ # If we wish to celebrate Christ’s 

make Your r 6o Promises 

New Year’s resolutions are a definite must. No one should 

refrain from at least “trying” to improve her enterprises 
for 1960. 

Here are a few suggestions: 

1. Watch out for college boys— 
who appear sophisticated and intel¬ 
ligent. They’re usually not. 

2. This time — if you’re deter- 



Winter’s Wonderland of Snappy Styles 

The ultimate quest for good de¬ 
tail is apparant in every coat this 
season. If you appreciate the sheath 
wardrobe — the classic Chesterfield 
with its slimming and simple lines 
will profit you most. 

Fur lining and sophisticated 
sumptuous collars of black dyed 
beaver are especially in demand. 

This month, a continuation of the 
highlighted flare in your wardrobe 
is presented. With so many choices 

of texture and styling it was diffi¬ 
cult to choose one that would 
satisfy all. We finally came up with 
the proper sketch. 

The coat in the limelight this 
issue is perfect for both short and 
tall girls. The added fullness in 
back, not - too - long collar and 
medium sleeves will accentuate any 
appearance. Side pockets are a 
mere slit. 

Because the Garbo cloche and 
derby are extremely “it” we de¬ 
cided to originate a miniature com¬ 
bination. Just to verify our origin¬ 
ality this masterpiece of imagina¬ 
tion is quite widespread in many 
hat and department stores. 

Shoes have posed quite a cer¬ 
tainty with fashion. Experts were 
worried, however, that the public’s 
feet might tire from wearing the 
same, old “pointy toe” effect. 

But, again your heels are the 
same, high, small and medium with 
the latter a favorite. The one 
selected boasts the tapered look, 
neat black suede with an addition 
of three rhinestone clasps fastened 
to the side. 

Probably the next rage of shoe 
purchasers will be the square toe. 
Are they comfortable? Many are 


mined enough — stay on a 
diet. Just don’t eat potato 
over the weekends. 

3. Respect your superiors, love 
your neighbor, and be kind to 

4. Never say “yeah!” 

5. Keep your chin up no matter 
how unyielding the odds are. 

With these in mind, you’re just 
bound to succeed! 

birthday in all its glory, we can aid 
the missions by our support — 
whether it be a rosary, an ejacula¬ 
tion or some designated token 
dropped into a mission mite box. 

Please, won’t you perform this 
little act of love? When you kneel 
before the altar on Christmas morn¬ 
ing you’ll know the humble knowl¬ 
edge of what impression Christ’s 
birthday should mean to us — not 
only a time of prayer and joy but 
also a time to lay a certain invisible 
gift of love at the little Babe’s 
feet. And then, perhaps, hear Him 
whisper, “As long as you have done 
it unto one of these, My least 
brethren, you have one it unto Me”. 

December 18, 1959 

satisfied and, of course, anything 
to be different. These adorable 
casual romps have the bow in front 
and slightly higher support in back. 
Advertised as pigskin leather, 
they’re also available in a brown 

So, until 1960 provides added 
fashion surprises, may you enjoy 
the gayest of holidays and blessed 



Beatnicks, Bongos and Beards 


Among the classes of society today, there seems to be an uprising of a 
“coterie.” This group is pessimistic ancl anyone who views the bright side of 
life is just pretending. For a true blooded beatnik to become normal after 
practicing his moral code, a psychiatrist must convince him that a normal life 
is a happier existence. 

There are three main groups inclined to follow the beatnik principles. 
First, we have the melancholy individual that feels life has cheated him out 
of everything (He doesn’t have a car, yacht, or mansion and has never won 
the Irish Sweepstakes). Second, we have the thinking man. You know the man 
who thinks for himself and finds out everybody else does, too! Third, quoted 
from a bookkeeping teacher at SJC, “It doesn’t pay to be crazy but it helps.” 
This refers to the walking mental cases in New York. 

A male beatnik is generally characterized with a beard, long hair, sloppy 
shirt and trousers with desert boots. The only difference in the female phe¬ 
nomenon is that she has long, straight hair and Maybelline eyes. 

The year 1959, has just noticed this odd bunch. But, the prediction is 
the 60’s will accustom people to, shall we say “dig”, their appearance if not 
their actions, just as the 20’s endured the Charleston rage. The U. S. is now 
infested with people who feel sorry for themselves, who think they are original 
and those poor mental unfortunates. If these characters ever decide to become 
brother beatniks, who knows, some day you may be way out in your own pad. 

Page Three 



After witnessing the first few games of the new season, 
it seems apparent that the team has shown added improve¬ 
ments over last year’s record. However, although both forwards 
and guards are intent on victory, the over-anxious forwards 
appear to be attempting aimless long shots lessening the 
chance to really score. At the same time they are defeating the 
purpose of the guards who have kept the ball in their hands. 

Players of the Month 

Highlighted this month, are 
Elizabeth Cappadora, guard 
and forward, Barbara 

Capt. Elizabeth Cappadora, 
of the All-Star Match in April 
of this year, is certainly prov¬ 
ing her worth, for her sensa¬ 
tional guarding is largely 
responsible for off-setting 
most of the opponents rapid 
passes. Co-Captain Barbara Townsend can usually be seen 
grappling for a ball and is equally successful in dribbling her 
way through the wave of elbowing opposition. 


With a ready and willing team the future looks promising. 
Scheduled for an encounter with St. Saviour, December 18 
should prove an interesting match which can only spell victory 
if an intense response is received from the student body. 

The Littlest Angel 

Many a year ago according to the calendar of man, and only yesterday in 
the Celestial calendar of Heaven, there abode in Paradise, a most miserable, 
utterly dejected cherub known as the Littlest Angel. When he was just four 
years, six months, five days, seven hours and forty minutes old, he was 
summoned to the Gate-Keeper for admittance into God's Kingdom. Standing 
before him, the cherub made such an unheavenly sound that the Gate-Keeper 
blotted a page, something he never did before. Neither the manners of the 
Littlest Angel nor his appearance measured up to that of the angelic residents 
of heaven, and after his arrival the heavenly peace was never the same. 

Soon his typical little boy mannerisms became the main topic of discussion 

among the angels, and finally he was 
summoned to the office of the Angel 
of Peace. Pie hesitated a moment 
before going in to polish his tarnished 
halo ivliich was continually slipping 
over his left eye. The Angel of Peace 
was most understanding as he listened 
to the little angel, now sitting on his 
knee. Yes, heaven was a beautiful 
place but the Littlest Angel was home¬ 
sick. What he needed was a hole to 
dig, a tree to climb or a gate to swing 
on. The understanding angel smiled 
as he asked the mischievous cherub if 
he could think of one thing that would 
make him happy. After a minute of 
reflection, the little boy thought of a 
rough, wooden box under his bed. 
The wise Angel of Peace promised to 
bring it to him if he would try to live 
up to Heavens expectations of an 

Soon the time to announce Christ's 
birth was fast approaching as all 
heaven prepared to greet their King. 
The perplexed new-comer to heaven 
didn't know what to do. His first 
thought was to write a hymn or a 
prayer, but he had no talent for com¬ 
posing verse. Finally, after much 
deliberation, the little box containing 
two white rocks, a butterfly and an 
egg from a robin's egg came to mind. 

The long-awaited day arrived and 
all heaven bowed before their Infant 
King, presenting their most precious 
gifts to Him. All of a sudden a rum¬ 
bling was heard. The little angel ran 
in and laid his gift at the Infant's feet, 
glancing at the faces of the frowning 
angels, but to the surprise of the whole 
heavenly host, the shabby wooden 
box rose luminous in the sky, a guide 
to the weary travelers of Bethlehem. 

Page Four 

The faculty and students 
extend their prayers 
and sympathy to 
Geraldine Newman, 1A1, 
and Christine Godek, 1A8, 
on the death of their fathers. 

Holiday Hints 
For Busy Shoppers 

With Christmas comes the 
thought of the many people close to 
us, and the desire to give them 
presents, but more than likely, there 
are stipulations on our funds. To 
help solve this age-old problem of 
gift giving, the following sugges¬ 
tions are offered. 

Bangle bracelets may be the 
answer. Florentine design and 18k 
gold plate finish give them a look of 
elegance, but are reasonably priced 
($1.50). White beige on black, 
stretch, nylon gloves by Helenca 
($1.95) make an attractive present 
ready for any sport occasion. A 
studious friend would appreciate 
another gift idea — Dictation Disc 
designed to help advance speed. The 
marked price for this practical gift 
is $4. For someone who has every¬ 
thing— a jewelry case to keep ac¬ 
cessories near at hand and prettily 
displayed. The tree situated on a 
monogrammed tray is finished in 
gold plate and made to sell for 
$2.95. For him is a case made of 
gold-tooled leatherette with a spe¬ 
cially marked compartment for his 
personal possessions ($3.98). 

These gifts can be used and 
appreciated by everyone, and are 
worth-while to be remembered when 
making out that Christmas list. 


(Continued from page 1, col. 1) 
school auditorium tomorrow, De¬ 
cember 19, at 2:00 p.m. As has 
become the tradition, gifts are 
donated by former graduates and 
distributed to the poor children of 
the surrounding neighborhood. 
Sister Jeanne Gertrude, who is 
responsible for the annual event, 
says that beautifully wrapped gifts 
are arriving at the Convent daily. 
1A3-13 will present a Christmas 
skit entitled “Christmas Runaway”. 
Refreshments will be served. 

Achievement Repays Students’ Effort 

On the Principal’s list for the first quarter of the term, the Seniors hold first place with 
fifty-one students meeting the requirements, and the Juniors only one girl behind. The Fresh¬ 
men and Sophomores follow respectively. Junior Ethel Habib of 3A1 received the highest 
average in the school, 97.6. 

4A1 — Katherine Pantalea 92.4; 
Collette Ambrico 91.4; Lillian 
Colucci 91; Theodora D’Amico 91. 

4A2 — Carol Ann Giordano 92; 
Ann Burke 90.8. 

4 A3 — Margaret Sanchez 93.3; 
Marilyn Gavigan 91.6; Paulette 
Hios 91.8; Marcella Tammero 90.3. 

4A4 — Leona De Angelis 95.1; 
Christine Sardo 94; Joan Young 
93.6; Maureen Barbieri 92.6; Rita 
Beyers 92; Celeste Michalski 91.6; 
Mary Burke 91; Eleanor Baden 
90.8; Marion Franzese 90.8; Mary 
Chini 90.5; Maureen Corsa 90.3; 
Maureen Browne 90.1; Virginia 
McCarthy 89.6. 

4A5 — Janice Stogniew 95.5; 
Roberta Giani 95.2; Diane Monte 
95.2; Carol Nastacio 95.1; Nadine 
Miller 94.3; Barbara Pachucki 94.2; 
Jean Scaramellino 93; Eugenia 
Errico 92.8; Loretta Rowe 92.1; 
Jane Filosa 91.3; Louise Chiara- 
monte 91.1; Ritamae Dillon 91.1; 
Cathleen Saunders 91; Patricia 
Mazza 90.7; Julie Sinisgalli 90.4; 
Patricia De Lissio 90.2; Marianne 
Giordano 90.2. 

4A6 — Claire Nahas 92.8; 
Veronica Murphy 92.2; Roberta 
McCartney 90.4. 

4A7—Camille LaBosco 92.1; Gale 
Franks 91.1; Patricia Mendofik 91; 
Charlene Arbeeny 90.5. 

4A8 — Patricia Michalski 91.3; 
Charlotte Zaborowski 90.6; Kath¬ 
erine Riccio 90. 

4A9 — Jo Ann Cardillo 90. 

3Al —Ethel Habib 97.6; Odette 
Ghosn 97.5; Lucille Giangrosso 95.6; 
Anna Marie Valgenti 94.8; Dorothy 
Zachorowski 93.8; Anne Conway 
93.5; Barbara Gerwycki 92.6; Cath¬ 
erine Pitrilio 92.6; Michele Caruso 
92.5; Carolyn Eppler 92.5; Joanne 
Facas 92.1; Kathleen Foley 92.1; 
Barbara Fabian 90.8; Mary Ann 
McKenna 91; Antoinette Mebert 
90.3; Margaret Perfetto 90. 

3A4 — Theresa Fernandez 97; 
Mary Ann Addonizio 94.5; Antoin¬ 
ette De Falco 94; Mary McTeague 
93.6; Helga Verderber 92.5; Suzan 
Schawaroch 92.3; Eleanor Bilboa 
91.3; Angelina Cardiello 90.6; Eloise 

Excitement Found 
In Winter Sports 

Now that the excitement of sum¬ 
mer has come and gone, taking with 
it swimming, fishing and golfing, 
the door is opened to a world of 
winter sports designed to make 
spare hours pleasant. To head the 
long line of winter activities, ice 
skating, tobagganing and skiing 
take the lead. 

A recognized sport the world over, 
skiing, once mastered, equips the 
enthusiast with a keen sense of 
balance and needless to say, is an 
excellent challenge for those who 
will try anything once. 

A favorite with the younger set, 
tobogganing offers excitement and 
thrills suitable for group activity 
and creates the perfect excuse for 
a gathering around a warm fire. 
Tobogganing and skiing provide the 
best entertainment for an all day 
sport to accompany a long hike to 
the top of a hill. 

Perhaps the most popular of all 
winter sports is ice skating. The 
attraction lies not only in the skill 
of the performer, but also in the 
beauty and color of the costumes, 
plus the added knowledge that in 
every section of the city, at least 
one rink is found where the sport 
can be enjoyed. 

Especially around the Christmas 
season the trend is toward group 
participation. What better way is 
there to carry out this idea than to 
engage in wholesome activities de¬ 
signed to develop the mind as well 
as the body ? 


D‘Aragon 90.6; Marie Pacella 90.6; 
Kathyn Kane 90.1; Rosemary 
Gramling 90; Sandra Hassan 90. 
3A6—Martha Da Cunha 90.3. 

3A7—Alice Phalen 93. 

3A8—Constance Pondillo 90. 

3A9—Diane Janiak 97.1; Lorraine 
Muczyn 97; Waltraud Stalzer 95.8; 
Carol Ann Russo 95.1; Alexandra 
Kaminski 94; Louise Perri 94; Bar¬ 
bara Sloan 94; Geraldine Pergola 
93.8; Maureen Hogan 93.5; Patricia 
Scanlan 92.1; Mary Rogers 92.1; 
Elizabeth Lowell 91.3; Mary Biesty 
91.1; Philomena Madden 91.1; 
Florinda De Quarto 91; Lorraine 
Lysik 91; Concetta Mondi 91; Eliza¬ 
beth Flynn 90.1; Jean McCulloch 
90; Jayne Sagona 90. 

2A1—Marianne Magliocco 93.4. 
2A3 — Diane Hay 91.2; Kathleen 
Redding 91.1; Elaine Chuckla 90. 

2A5 — Linda Pittari 91; Carol 
Marino 90; Carmel Philip 90. 

2A6 — Katherine Gianniotis 95; 
Barbara Vagner 94; Marier Bane 
92.1; Jessie Quinn 90.3. 

2A7 — Michele Cutolo 92.4; Bar¬ 
bara Pulaski 92.4; Donna La Ruffa 
92; Mary Ann Bloeth 92.2; Marie 
Marita to 91.8; Susan Gillen 91; 
Patricia McCarthy 90; Virginia 
Leith 90; Ruth Linton 90. 

2A9 — Lois Ianiro 95.7; Sarajane 
Jeppson 95.1; Barbara De Fato 
93.7; Maria Brazaitis 93.5; Joyce 
Reynolds 93.4; Gloria Pecorao 92.4; 
Martha Saad 92.1; Linda Gatta 92; 
Joan Reichhold 92; Elizabeth Van 
Pelt 91.7; Diane Ferreira 91.5; 
Carol Gambardella 91.5; Elizabeth 
Liekens 91.4; Eileen McCarthy 91.2; 
Joann Micarico 90.3; Geraldine 
Balirenas 90.1; Anita Curcio 90. 

2A10 — Jane Goff 92; Ann 
Battersiy 91; Donna D’Amico 90; 
Arleen Stehl 90. 

1A2 — Barbara Datnowitz 96.3; 
Kathryn Hodgkiss 94.3; Mary 
Linton 93.8; Helen Barry 93.3; 
Kathleen Sax 92.3; Marie Tammero 
92.3; Joan Haley 92.2; Barbara 
Bullweg 91.7; Eileen Haigney 91.5; 
Gloria Ann Gregory 91.3; Rose¬ 
marie Fries 90.7; Amelia De Canio 
90.5; Jo Ann Floridia 90.3; Joan 
Geib 90.3. 

1A3—Rosemary Lord 97.1; Mar¬ 
garet Healy 96.1; Linda Burns 94.1; 
Marton Attanasio 94; Regina 
Pardon 94; Joyce Mader 92.8; Bar¬ 
bara Kent 92; Careen Silvera 91.8; 
Eletra Mazzorano 91.5; Patricia 
Flynn 91; Mary McHale 90.8; Bar¬ 
bara Barbieri 90.8; Margaret Perez 
90; Frances Sullivan 90. 

1A4 — Maryann D’Amato 95.7; 
Maryann Furman 93.8; Jane Blom- 
berg 93.6; Maureen Flood 93.5; Rita 
Sabbagh 93.1; Camille Lamattina 
93; Katherine Doherty 93; Madeline 
Balisky 92.6; Kathleen Ott 92.6; 
Geraldine Peluso 92.5; June 
Aupperle 91.6; Adele D’Anna 91.5; 
Gale Pukl 91.5; Irene Casas 91.3; 
Carolyn Krams 91.1; Georganne 
Matero 90.5; Igrid Connelly 90; 
Margaret Zito 90. 

1A5 — Pauline Maggir 96; Edith 
AVagner 94.5; Patricia Gloak 94.1; 
Joanne Marcello 93.2; Rosemary 
Ramge 93.2; Patricia Donohue 92.2; 
Joanne Lewandowski 92.2; Rose¬ 
mary De Marco 92.2; Barbara 
Michael 91.4; Patricia Martino 90.4; 
Kathleen McDonald 90.3; Carolyn 
Gailline 90.1; Janice Hill 90.1. 

1A6 — Linda Freeman 93.3; Jo¬ 
anne McNerney 92.8; Patricia 
Brereton 91.6; Mary Pillicano 91.1; 
Leonora Gesauldi 90.3; Maryann 
Messano 89.6; Lorraine Antonella 

1A7—Theresa Krzcuik 94.2; Alice 
Horan 91.3; June Suntangelo 90; 
Heidi Stimpfel 90. 

1A8 — Angela Castogiola 94.8; 
Evelyn McNamee 93; Christine 
Godek 92.5; Jean Flaim 91.5; Vir¬ 
ginia Hainick 90.8; Anna Incorwaia 

1A9—Kathleen Jinsen 94; Chris¬ 
tine Augustine 93.6; Patricia 
Maloney 93.1; Elaine Notartomaso 
93.1; Virginia Alonso 92.8; Patricia 
Crannan 92.5; Roberta Amendola 
91.5; Annelin Cannaleiit 91.3; Caro- 
lini Amico 90; Barbara De Luca 90; 
Eugenia Mannarino 90; Lillian 
Melh 90; Barbara Mingun 90. 

1A10 — Susan Balunski 97.1; 
Lucille Palerno 93; Marilyn Jordan 
90; Valerie Jackubowski 92.4. 

Fontbonne Defeated 37-36 

Breaking a 34-34 tie in a two minute overtime play, St. Joseph’s 
triumphed over Fontbonne Hall with a 37-36 victory, December 9. 

The opener of 14-8 was posted by Colleen Saunders followed up by 
Donna Riley who scored 16 of our winning points. Guarding for St. Joseph’s 
was at its usual best displaying perfect coordination in intercepting passes. 

Diane Jamate, another high-scorer, was largely responsible for keep¬ 
ing the score in a tie and only twice during the match did Fontbonne 
take the lead. 

Fontbonne really started to move in the third but Donna’s extra foul 
shots kept St. Joe’s ahead with a very tight 24-23. 

The fourth quarter was a battle of points as both teams matched 
each other for baskets, closing in a tie. Fontbonne was the first to break 
the hold but “the fighting stenos” took the lead trouncing their opponents 
by one point. 

Donna Riley leaps with ball while on her way to score. 

December 18, 1959