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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.
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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
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
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
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.
By ALICE PHALEN
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
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.
By TONIANNE NICHOLS
DOES YOUR FAMILY PRACTICE ANY UNUSUAL
CUSTOMS AT CHRISTMAS TIME?
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.
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.
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
Evelyn Capellini, ’60
Charlene Arbeeny, ’60
Eloise D’Aragon, ’61
Alice Phalen, ’61
Sandra Campanella, '60
Mildred McStoker, ’61
Dorothy Zachorowski, ’61
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
SAINT JOSEPH’S COMMERCIAL HIGH SCHOOL
80 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn 1, N. Y.
Yol. XXI, No. 3 Brooklyn, N. Y. December 18, 1959
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
“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
Recently heard in the cafeteria:
What is a sad Chinaman called:
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
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.
TIPS FOR TEENS:
replied: Chilly today; Hot tomale.
If Edie Gormey married Clyde
Beedy what would her name be?
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
The Four Bats
Among My Souvenirs
The Junk Collectors
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
The Parmentier pick of the
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
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¬
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
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
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
By CHARLENE ARBEENY
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
By BARBARA BARON
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.
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.
The faculty and students
extend their prayers
and sympathy to
Geraldine Newman, 1A1,
and Christine Godek, 1A8,
on the death of their fathers.
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.
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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
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
4A6 — Claire Nahas 92.8;
Veronica Murphy 92.2; Roberta
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
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
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