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ume XXXIX, No. 2 
Titer 1976 

Boston College 

Bridge Magazine 

Great treasure in smalS compass 

As the Christmas season approaches, the pace 
quickens at Boston College. Readying for examinations, 
planning travel, social gatherings and the simple but 
urgent pressures on time to prepare a Christmas for 
those we love, multiply the preoccupations of students 
and Faculty and, in their own way, of alumni and 
Boston College parents. 

When peaceful reflection is most opportune, the level 
of our activities makes it least easy. 

But Christmas means that God assumed our human 
frame, transforming the world we seek to understand 
and sharing His own nobility with all who happily have 
a claim upon our energies. 

To each Boston College student, Faculty member, 
alumnus, parent and friend, I extend my sincere best 
wishes for every blessing at this holy season. May the 
insistent light of faith in His blessed presence among us, 
ennoble our preoccupations and make our human loves 
an acknowledgment of His beauty. 

Botolph House. Office of the President 

Executive editor 
Edward D. Miller, '57, 
M.B.A. '68 

Assistant executive editor 
James G. McGahay, '63 


Bill McDonald, '68 


Norma T. Jean 

Senior staff writer 
Marylou Buckley 

Staff writers 
Connie MacDonald 
Vic Schlitzer 
Coleman J. Sullivan, '71 

Alumni Association officers 

Executive director 

John F. Wissler, '57, M.B.A. '72 


John L. Harrington, '57, M.B.A. p age in 


Brian B. Sullivan, '42 


Ambrose J. Claus, Esq., '42 


Gerald R. Curtis, '50 

Bridge Magazine is published four 
times annually (Fall, Winter, 
Spring and Summer) by the Office 
of University Publications, Boston 
College, and distributed free to 
alumni, parents of undergraduate 
students, and University faculty 
and staff. Editorial and production 
offices are maintained at Lawrence 
House, Boston College. 122 College 
Road, Chestnut Hill MA 02167, 
telephone (617) 969-0198. 
Copyright, 1976 Office of Univer- 
sity Publications, Boston College. 
All publication rights reserved. 

Cover: "Sudden Shower on Ohasi." a 
wood block print by Hiroshige (1797- 
1858), part of the University's James 
W. Morrissey Collection. An article 
on the collection and the art of 
Japanese wood block printing ap- 
pears on pp. 16-20. 

Photo credits: Graduate School of 
Social Work. pp. 22. 23; Norma T. p L 
Jean, pp. 12, 13; Bill McDonald, pp. 2, 
9, 15; Office of Public Relations, p. 5. 

Page 16 

Boy, girl or person? 10 

by William K. Kilpatrick 

"Liberation" from sexual roles may be desirable, but psychology 
professor Kilpatrick believes parents and society must help children ac- 
quire strong sex identities. 

Great treasure in small compass 16 

by Marylou Buckley 

The University holds an exquisite collection of Japanese wood block 
prints donated by a loyal alumnus. A look at the collection and "the float- 
ing world." 

Dynamic at 40 21 

by James G. McGahay 

The Graduate School of Social Work is 40 years old this year. McGahay 

recounts the School's past and its plans for the future. 







Boston College is committed to 
providing equal educational and 
employment opportunity regard- 
less of sex, marital or parental 
status, race, color, religion, age or 
national origin. Equal educa- 
tional opportunity includes: ad- 
mission, recruitment, extracur- 
ricular programs and activities, 
housing, facilities, access to 

course offerings, counseling and 
testing, financial assistance, 
health and insurance services, 
athletics and employment. Bos- 
ton College is also committed to 
equal opportunities for the phys- 
ically and mentally handi- 
capped, in compliance with fed- 
eral regulations. 

The home of Eapj 

University begins campus projects 
to increase energy conservation 

"As leaves before the wild 
hurricane fly. . ." Recognize it? 
That line from The Night Be/ore 
Christmas describes "the jolly 
old elf's" arrival on the rooftop 
and the descriptive language is 
just right, sending shivers of rec- 
ognition up our collective spines 
at the onslaught of winter. 

But this year, Santa isn't wel- 
come at Boston College — not if 
he insists on using the chimney 
rather than the front door. You 
see, when there isn't a fire burn- 
ing, a chimney with an open flue 
wastes energy as heat goes up 
and cold air comes down. And 
the word at the University from 
now on is conserve. 

B.C.'s energy czar, a.k.a. 
Energy Manager, is Harold 
Murphy, a mechanical engineer 
with background in engineering 
applications and design. 
Murphy's message is short and 
simple — Energy costs are going 
to continue to rise drastically, 
there are energy conservation 
methods that can and should be 
taken on campus and everyone 
must participate. With luck, the 
University can achieve energy 
savings of approximately 20 per- 

Murphy is approaching energy 

conservation here by insuring 
that physical plant functions at 
top efficiency and by promoting 
conservation measures among 
members of the University com- 

The Energy Manager has also 
issued a list of suggestions on 
how members of the campus 
community can help the con- 
servation program. The recom- 
mendations include very simple 
and obvious measures such as 
keeping windows and doors 
tightly closed, using hot water in 
moderation and just lowering the 
temperature a little. 

Murphy has some frightening 
predictions for those who still 
doubt the importance of con- 
servation programs. At two 
seminars he attended this 
summer, it was the conventional 
wisdom that the oil-producing 
nations had held off price in- 
creases on oil in deference to the 
national election. But the lid is 
supposed to come off this winter 
and while an increase of $.10 a 
gallon is quite conceivable, even 
a $.05 increase would result in 
an extra $35,000 in costs to the 
University at current consump- 
tion levels. 


Then merely a candidate. President-elect Jimmy Carter joined U.S. Sen. Edvv^ 
Kennedy and Fr. Monan at Roberts Center Sept. 30 for an address and ralljrfi 
sands of students and community members attended the affair, arranged inpj 
Charles Flaherty. University Director of Research Administration and chaim 
the Massachusetts State Democratic Committee. 

Alumni win half of state's House seats 

The Congressional delegation from Massachusetts is getting an 
increasing maroon and gold tint. Voters in this state in November i 
elected six University alumni to be among the 12 members of the 
U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts. 

Five of the six alumni were re-elected to their House seats, with 
Edward J. Markey, '68, L'72, a former state representative going to 
the House for the first time as representative of the Seventh 

Heading back to likely selection as Speaker of the House is 
Majority Leader Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill Jr., '36, easily re-elected 
from the Eighth District. Also re-elected were Robert F. Drinan, 
S.J., '42, M.A. '45, former Dean of the Law School, D-Fourth 
District; Edward P. Boland, '26, D-Second District; Margaret 
Heckler, L'56, R-lOth District; and Silvio O. Conte, L'49, R-First 

Not all alumni races were successful, certainly. In an important 
race, two-term Vermont Gov. Thomas Salmon, '54, was defeated 
in his bid to be a member of the U.S. Senate. 

Fulton to hold January tourney 

The third annual Boston Col- 
lege National Invitational Debate 
Tournament will be held Jan. 29- 
31 on the Chestnut Hill Campus. 

The timing of the debate tour- 
nament, according to Daniel M. 
Rohrer, Director of the Fulton 
Debating Society, puts it in the 
middle of the "eastern swing," 
coming between tournaments 
scheduled at UMass and 

Debate teams from all over*the 
country have participated in the 

two previous B.C. tournamtil 
M.I.T was the winner of the . I 
tournament, while last year I 
versity of Kansas took I 
honors. Finalists were Unive>| 
of California at Redlands in '. I 
and University of Calif orni; 1 
Los Angeles in 1976. 

Topic for the 1977 tournaci 
will be "Resolved: That the I 
eral government should sigl 
cantly strengthen the guaral 
of consumer product safety! 
quired of manufacturers." 

Professor's film 
Earthspace to be shown 

Coal project discovery links continents 

Earthspace, a film cc- 
iroduced by Robert Eather, 
tesearch Professor of Physics, 
hat examines the discovery and 
itudy of the space environment 
iround the earth, will have its 
ocal premier Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. 
n McGuinn Auditorium on the 
Chestnut Hill Campus. 

The film, made under grants 
rom the National Science Foun- 
lation and National Aeronautics 
ind Space Administration, 
ivoids the traditional approach 
if "science films" by presenting 
:omplex information about the 
nagnetosphere in a manner both 
sxciting and readily comprehen- 
lible to the general public. 

Spectacular footage in Earth- 
pace of the aurora borealis is 
he result of Prof. Eather's con- 
inued research into this pheno- 
nenon. His first film Spirits of 
he Polar Night, which won inter- 

national film awards, contained 
the first color footage of aurora. 
Spirits will also be shown in the 
Jan. 27 program. 

Prof. Eather, an internation- 
ally-known authority on auroral 
physics, has been a member of 
the Faculty since 1970. 

Admission to the film program 
is free. 


Thomas H. O'Connor, '49, M.A. '50, Professor of History, Bibles, 
Brahmins and Bosses: A Short History of Boston, Boston Public 
Library, 1976. 

Described by its author as a "broad and sweeping survey of 
Boston's entire social and political history," Bibles, Brahmins and 
Bosses is a collection of lectures delivered by Prof. O'Connor for the 
B.P.L. Learning Library Program sponsored by National Endowment 
for the Humanities. From the days of the Puritans and John 
Winthrop's vision of a "City upon a Hill," he describes a Boston that 
has continually adapted and adjusted. This resiliency, Prof. 
O'Connor said, has kept Boston a "real, live, functioning urban com- 
munity" instead of an historical shrine such as Williamsburg, Va., 
or Sturbridge Village, Mass., and provides an optimistic note for the 

John F. Travers Jr., '50, M.Ed. '52, D.Ed. '60, Professor of Education, 
editor, The New Children: The First Six Years, Greylock Publishers, 

A collection of nine essays on various topics dealing with the early 
years of childhood, including intelligence, psychological testing, 
play, learning problems and television. Among the authors are Prof. 
Travers and other University Faculty members William Kilpatrick, 
Jessica Henderson Daniel, John S. Dacey and George T. Ladd. Prof. 
Kilpatrick's essay Boy, Girl or Person? Current issues in Sex Role and 
Sex Identity is featured elsewhere in this issue. 

The discovery of a 550 million- 
year-old fossil during a 
University study of coal-bearing 
strata in the Narragansett Basin 
has provided further indication 
that the coastal region of New 
England originally may have 
been part of the European or 
African continents. 

The fossil, of a trilobite, an 
early form of marine life, was 
found Oct. 23 on Conanicut Is- 
land in the southern part of the 
Narragansett Bay by John Brieg, 
graduate student of the State 
University of New York at Stony 
Brook and a member of the team 
of geologists studying eastern 
Rhode Island and southeastern 
Massachusetts to determine the 
quality and extent of coal 

The coal project, funded by the 
National Science Foundation, 
state and local government 
agencies and private industry, is 
under the direction of James W. 
Skehan, S.J., Director of the Uni- 
versity's Weston Observatory. 

Fr. Skehan said the fossil 
dated back to the Middle Cam- 
brian Age and was in the vicinity 
of 550 million years old. Project 
members have found several 
trilobite fossils belonging to early 
Paleozoic time (300 to 600 
millions years ago), but Fr. 
Skehan said the latest find was 
the first dating back to the 
Middle Cambrian Age in 
southern New England since the 

late 1 9th century. 

The fossil was of a paradox- 
ides, an arthropod in the trilobite 
group. Trilobites, which 

resembled king crabs, were one 
of the most durable creatures 
ever to live. In various forms they 
inhabited almost every kind of 
environment for some 400 million 
years. They became extinct 
about 250 million years ago. 

The new discovery was of a 
type that inhabited very cold, 
deep water environments, in- 
dicating the New England coast 
was once under about 100 
fathoms of water. 

The fossil and others found by 
the project members are 
classified as Acado-Baltic fauna, 
similar to types found in north- 
west Africa and southwest 
Europe and distinct from North 
American fauna. Fossils of the 
same type have been found in 
Attleboro, Braintree, Weymouth 
and Nahant and in coastal 
Canada. The most recent 
discovery suggests, Fr. Skehan 
said, that "southern Rhode 
Island is part of the same micro- 
continent as those fossil 

Fr. Skehan and other 
geologists have theorized that the 
southeastern portion of New 
England may actually be part of 
the European or African contin- 
ent left behind after a collision 
with North America during con- 
tinent development. 

Association seeks 
McKenney Award nominations 

John Arthur Johnson, Esq., '55, 
chairman of the Alumni Associa- 
tion's Awards Committee, has 
announced that nominations are 
now being sought for the 1977 
William V. McKenney Award, 
which will be presented at the 
Laetare Sunday Communion 
Breakfast March 20. 

Presented annually by the 
Board of Directors of the Alumni 
Association, the McKenney 
Award honors a graduate who 
has demonstrated outstanding 
loyalty to Boston College and re- 
flected honor on the University 

through personal and profes- 
sional accomplishments. 

Alumni and other members of 
the University community are en- 
couraged to submit nominations 
for the award, including back- 
ground information on the nom- 
inee and a brief statement of the 
reasons for nomination. These 
nominations should be addressed 
to the Chairman, Awards Com- 
mittee, Boston College Alumni 
Association, 74 Commonwealth 
Avenue, Chestnut Hill MA 02167. 
Deadline for nominations is 
Monday, Jan. 31. 

Newton club 

asks input on reunions 

The Boston Club of Newton 
College recently sponsored "an 
evening of theater" at the 
Picadilly Square Theater in 
Newton. Greater Boston area 
alumnae gathered to see Frank 
Dolan's Picadilly Square Players 
in "Ring Around the Moon," by 
Jean Anouilh. After the perform- 
ance, cast and audience enjoyed 
a French buffet prepared by 
Korin Heiser Potter, Newton 73. 
The entire evening was co- 
chaired by Lucille Saccone 
Giovino, Newton '57, and Anne 
Duffy Phelan, Newton 71 . 

Since the announced merger of 
Newton College with Boston Col- 
lege, the Boston Club has re- 
mained active and has sponsored 
one or two events a year for local 
alumnae. It also formed its own 
committee to report to the Boston 
College Task Force on Consolida- 
tion. Now the Boston Club would 
like to update its records, reach 
out to all Newton alumnae and 
ask them to help the Club update 
its files and find out what the 
alumnae would like to see the 
Boston Club do in the future. The 
Club would like to hear from you 
— we need to hear from you to 
update our files and mailing lists. 

University, HEFA issue $15.8 million in bono' 

Also, talk of Class Reunions 
has begun for the classes of 1952, 
1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Every- 
thing is in the planning stages, 
many questions are being asked. 
Would you like to see the reunion 
limited to those classes only or 
would you like to see the reunion 
expanded to all Newton 
alumnae? Do you feel Newton's 
reunion should be held on the 
Newton Campus or would you 
like to see events held in 
conjunction with Boston College 
reunion activities? How do you 
feel? Help the alumnae working 
on the reunion by writing to the 
Boston Club or Mary Lou Duddy 
at B.C.'s Alumni Hall. Better yet, 
please volunteer to help. The 
date is set for May 20-22. Check 
future Bridge and Focus issues 
for alumnae response. 

The University has entered 
into an agreement with the state 
Health and Educational Facilities 
Authority (HEFA) under which 
the authority will issue $15.8 
million in revenue bonds. 

Proceeds from sale of the 
bonds will be used to finance 
construction presently in 
progress, such as the major 
renovation of Gasson Hall, to re- 
finance bank loans for prior con- 
struction completed in the last 
five years, to refinance the mort- 
gage assumed in 1974 when the 
University acquired the Newton 
College campus property, and to 
establish a debt service reserve 

The entire issue of the HEFA 
bonds was sold to a group 
headed by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, 
Fenner & Smith, and will carry 
an average interest rate of 6.58 
percent over the life of the 
bonds, which mature serially be- 
tween 1978 and 2007 in ascend- 
ing amounts. 

Moody's Investors' Service 
Inc. has assigned a credit rating 
of A-l to the bonds. Two years 
ago, Moody's had assigned a 
rating of A to $20,875,000 in 
bonds issued then by HEFA and 
the University. 

Fr. Monan said the improve- 
ment in the credit rating was a 

tribute to the efforts of the man •• 
agement team at the UniversitM 
over the past five years. 

School of Ed 
plans big 25th 

The School of Education'^ 
going to be 25 years old in 1977? 
and a party is being planned. 

Actually, Dean Lesteie 
Przewlocki said a committee a i 
alumni and students has beei<' 
meeting since summer to prepart 
a calendar of events and activi* 
ties that will run from Feb man i 
through December, 1977. 

Programs that are now in then 
preparation stage include lee 
tures and workshops, an Apri- 
dinner dance under the joimi 
sponsorship of the anniversary 
committee and the Student 
Senate of the School of Educa 
tion, as well as an all-daw 
Homecoming program in com 
junction with one of the football 
games next fall. 

Detailed announcements of ah 
programs and activities wil' 
appear in Bridge and Focus . 

Any alumni interested in workrl 
ing with School of Education'™ 
anniversary committee shoultl 
contact the Dean's office. 

Frank Maguire, 1912 - 1976 

The following "memorial minute" was written by Joseph G. Brennan, 
'33, professor of philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University. 

The 1933 Stylus abounded in poets. Herbert Kenny recently retired as 
virtual poet laureate of the city of Boston. Then there was Steven Flem- 
ing towering awkwardly at six feet four, huge hands and feet, voice 
immense. Steve was always afraid that something would stop him from 
writing, maybe insanity, and he could not tolerate that. He suffered a 
mental breakdown, fought it, and died a few years after graduation: 

My pen and candle, Lady. Now remark 
That one is slender, one exceeding bright; 
Keep swift the flame against the rigid dark, 
And Jet the pen write. 

In contrast to Steve, Frank Maguire was small, a gentle sweet-natured 
boy with sandy hair, pink cheeks, and a soft kind voice. While others 
made fun of Steve Fleming, Frank esteemed his poetry so highly that he 
modestly kept his own under wraps. Most of his writing for the '33 
Stylus consisted of miniature stories and sketches that just hinted at his 
poetic gift. 

While we were undergraduates at Boston College, Frank and I visited 
each other's houses — his in Medford, mine in Roxbury — and talked 

away the better part of many nights. Frank was an only child. His fathe» 
had been chauffeur to a Boston Woman, and at her death she left Frank i 
small income. After graduation, he took an A.M. in English at Harvard 
taught for a while, served as an Army captain in World War II, doin|i 
intelligence work in the Philippines and Japan. He was assistant profeS'j 
sor of English at Boston College in 1948. His first book of poems Jo urnevj 
with Music came out the following year. Frank was a member of th< 
American Poetry Society and the Catholic Poetry Society. Many of hi; 
poems appeared in the magazine Image. 

When his parents died, Frank found himself alone in the world anr 
after that — so far as I know — formed no permanent tie. He settled ow 
Clinton Street in Lower Manhattan, worked at his poetry, acted parts ii 
off-Broadway shows, walked his beloved old dog. Two or three times ill 
recent years he made the tedious train journey out to Bethpage, Lonp 
Island, to visit us. One evening we got out a tape recorder and had Franh 
read some Hopkins, then some of his own verse. I have the tapes and I'n i 

Frank died Aug. 23, age 64, in the Veterans Administration Hospita 
on First Avenue and 23rd Street. The notice in the New York Times said J 

"there are no immediate survivors." I remembered his lines about a doj 
barking at midnight: 

I know baby: as you fear 
barking brings no one back. 
But it's a noise in an empty world 
and it helps to fill the dark. 

Martin P. Harney, S.J. 

"With wit and holy laughter, he has warmed the discipline of 
rigorous scholarship in classroom and lecture hall, in learned jour- 
nals and in the volumes which march steadily from his pen." 

So read the honorary degree citation presented to Martin Pat- 
rick Harney, S.J., at the University's 1976 Commencement cere- 
monies. That wit and warmth was stilled Nov. 10 when Fr. Harney, 
priest, author, scholar and teacher to more Boston College stu- 
dents than perhaps any other person, died at the age of 80 in 
Campion Center in Weston. 

"For more than 50 years, Fr. Martin Harney's presence lent a 
luster to the towers and classrooms of Boston College," Fr. Monan 
said. "To students for more than five decades, he personified all 
that the University held most dear. He was a man of generous un- 
derstanding and unshakeable conviction, with the humor and 
placid breadth of old world culture, a prolific scholar and enthusi- 
astic teacher. 

"Fr. Harney's serene simplicity and humility had accurately as- 
sessed the worth of all things human. He was most sensitive to 
people around him because of the depth of his interior life; an ac- 
tive contemplative in the mold of Ignatius Loyola, whose learning 
was part of his ministry and whose priestly love for the world 
made it share more fully his own worship of God." 

Daniel J. Shine, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community at the Uni- 
versity, said Fr. Harney was "the personification of affability, wit, 
graciousness and all else that was implied in being truly human. 
He lived Boston College's motto 'Ever to excel'." 

Carmel Heaney, consul of the Republic of Ireland, expressed his 
sympathy to relatives and members of the University community 
on the loss of a man who "as scholar and man of letters, made a 
significant contribution over the years to spreading the love and 
knowledge of Ireland, land of his ancestors. Ar dheis de go raibh a 
anam. (May he rest with God.)" 

Born in Lynn in 1896, Fr. Harney was among the first group of 
students to begin studies at the new Boston College campus at 
Chestnut Hill in 1915. After one year at B.C., he entered the Jesuit 
novitiate. After earning bachelor and master's degrees from 
Woodstock College, he was ordained a Jesuit in 1929. 

Fr. Harney's first classroom assignment at the University was as 
a scholastic in 1923. He later taught history here from 1930 to 1933 
and after a year of Tertianship again returned in 1934 to a position 
on the Faculty he held until his death. 

He was the founder of the Blessed Oliver Plunkett Society, a cul- 
tural and social group fostering interest in Irish literature, tradi- 
tion, song and folk dance. He was also a member of the Eire 
Society and received its gold medal in 1965 for his contributions in 

preserving and promoting Irish culture through his writings and 

His publications included several books, such as The Jesuits in 
History, The Legacy of St. Patrick, Magnificent Witness, and The 
Catholic Church through the Ages. 

In August of this year, Fr. Harney celebrated his 60th anniver- 
sary as a member of the Society of Jesus and his 46th year as a Pro- 
fessor of European and Irish History at the University. 

Hundreds attended a funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Church. 
Burial was in the Jesuit Cemetery at Weston. 

Sub Turri dedicated its 1962 yearbook to Fr. Harney, saying of 
him that "his career epitomizes the realization of an ideal through 
a complete devotion to what he believes is right. 

"Father Harney and Boston College have come a long way to- 
gether since 1915, and we have been the beneficiaries of their 

Requiescat in pace. 

Boston College Clubs 

Wherever you are, 

you're not very far from 

the Boston College connection 


George E. Ginther, '69 
432 Porter Avenue 
Buffalo NY 14201 

Cape Cod 

Joseph S. Whitehead, '30 
129 Blue Rock Road 
S. Yarmouth MA 02664 

Central New York 

David P. McLean, '68 
209 Cashin Drive 
Fayetteville NY 13066 


Richard Macintosh, '68 
2160 Dehne Road 
Northbrook IL 60062 


MarkL. Silbergack, Esq., '68 
1832 Sunset Avenue 
Cincinnati OH 45238 


Philip Vincello, '44 
350 Barrington Road 
Painesville OH 44077 


John A. Bormolini, '64 
2325 S. Pontiac Street 
Denver CO 80222 


David M. Lynch, '59 
5955 Red Coat Lane 
W. Bloomfield MI 48033 

Fairfield County 

Richard F. Dowling, '57 
57 Autumn Ridge Road 
Trumbull CT 06611 


William V. Allen, '65 
7805 S. W. 166th St. 
Miami FL 33157 


William M. Nealon, 72 
Hayes Road 
Easthampton CT 06424 

Long Island 

James J. Hayes, '60 

1 1 Woodcutter Lane 

Cold Springs Harbor NY 11724 

Los Angeles 

J. Joseph Lally, '61 
1436 Warnall Avenue 
Los Angeles CA 90024 


Elizabeth A. Carroll, '59 
1 7 Woodcrest Road 
Cape Elizabeth ME 04107 

Manhattan Business Group 

PaulF. McPherson, '52 
Executive V.P. 
McGraw-Hill Publications 
1221 Avenue of the Americas 
New York NY 10020 

Merrimack Valley 

John Hogan, '45 
81 Luce Street 
Lowell MA 01852 


Frederick Mauriello, '51 
P.O. Box 511 
Millbrook NY 12545 


William McDonough, '53 
704 S. First Street 
Stillwater MN 55082 

New Bedford 
Arthur J. Caron, Esq., '61 
172 Pine Grove Street 
New Bedford MA 02745 

New Hampshire 

Robert R. Giordano, '59 
104 Dunbarton Road 
Manchester NH 03102 

New Jersey 
Coleman Szely, '72 
7 Harding Court 
Park Ridge NJ 07656 

New Orleans 

Paul F. Moore, '39 

5432 Gen Diaz 

New Orleans LA 70124 

North Shore 

Francis V. Kennedy, '42 
57 Cumberland Circle 
Lynn MA 01904 

Northern California (San Francisco) 
Byrne Conley, '58 
1519 Sunny Court 
Walnut Creek CA 94595 


Mr. and Mrs. John J. Ridge, '56 
74 Mayf air Drive 
Mt. Lebanon PA 15228 


G. Robert Kincade, '52 
327 Colket Lane 
Wayne PA 19087 

Rhode Island 

Harry M. Kushigian, '64 
271 Love Lane 
Warwick RI 02886 


Robert V. Hussey, '58 
112 Westgate Drive 
Rochester NY 14617 

St. Louis 

Hon. Morris Rosenthal, '36 
40 N. Kings Highway 
St. Louis MO 63108 

San Diego 

George A. Gallagher, '54 
5137 Leicester Way 
San Diego CA 921 20 


James G. McGowan, '62 
17910 N.E. 13th Street 
Bellevue WA 98004 

Southeastern United States (Georj 
Robert E. Larson, '68 
3380 Winf air Place, N.E. 
Marietta GA 30302 


Joseph G. M. Vidoli, Esq., '60 
888 Befley Street 
Perrysburg OH 43551 

Washington, D.C. 

Richard J. O'Brien, '58 
61 17 Harmon Place 
Springfield VA 221 52 

Western Massachusetts (Springfici 

Joseph A. Cancelliere, '45 
31 Federal Street 
Agawam MA 01001 


William G. Ladewig, '68 
6505 W. Center 
Wauwatosa WI 53210 


Edward Kofron, '71 

5 Duncannon Avenue, No. 1 2 

Worcester MA 01604 

compiled by Susan Nuccio, '77 

Computer science has no magic answers 
Does it? 

There is no magic formula for 
teaching a complex subject like 
computer science, but Peter 
Olivieri, '65, M.B.A. '66, Assis- 
tant Professor of Management, 
has made a noble effort. 

Students in his sections are 
regularly treated to his 
expanding bag (or suitcase, as it 
happens) of magic tricks. It all 
started during a graduate stu- 
dent class. 

"One night, during one of 
those two and a half hour 
courses," he said, "things were 
going very badly. So after the 
break I decided to do something 
to loosen things up, and I did one 
of my magic tricks, just to see 
what happened. 

"Well, the tension was broken, 
and the final hour of the class 
was fantastic. From then on, I've 
been doing them regularly." 

His goal is not to be known as a 
magician but as a good teacher. 

"I really think that's something 
you have to put your whole heart 
into," he said. 

A member of the Faculty since 
1970, Prof. Olivieri completed 
work for his Ph.D. at Columbia 
University in 1975. He is the 
author of a text Computers and 
Programming: A Neoclassical 
Approach, published by 
McGraw-Hill in 1975. 

Dramatics president combines theatre, education 

You take a group of talented, enthusiastic students and cooperative 
faculty members and "make the whole thing work." At least that's what 
Eric Hafen, '77, of Pittsburgh, Pa., new president of the Dramatics 
Society, plans to do. 

The versatile actor and director, who's already starred in the Society's 
first offering, Scapino, is leading the Dramatics Society through a very 
busy year. With Scapino, a farce based on a Moliere script, Paul Zindel's 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, and an 
evening of one-act plays at O'Connell Student Union already presented, 
the Society is preparing for spring productions of Sophocles' Medea and 
the popular Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. 

A new Dramatics Society activity this year, Hafen said, is a series of 
workshops aimed at developing technical skills important for theatre 

"B.C.'s theatre program is one of the best in the East, combining actual 
experience with academics," Hafen said. "A student has to learn all 
aspects of theatre, not just acting or directing." 

About 65 percent of the members of the Dramatics Society are not 
solely theatre majors, and Hafen is one of those carrying a double major. 
His activities and plans for the future combine his interests in drama and 
special education. 

During the summer, Hafen performed in shows for an Arlington 
theatre group and the MIT Theatre Guild. He also directed creative 
dramatics programs for children at Hale Reservation and for emotional- 
ly-disturbed children at Gaebler School in Waltham. He hopes to continue 
performing, and studying the education of those with special needs in 
graduate school. 

Former captain 
gains honor in court 

In 1963, the teammates of 
George L. Fitzsimmons, '64, 

chose him captain of the B.C. 
basketball team. The qualities of 
determination and talent that 
brought him that honor 13 years 
ago have apparently brought him 
new recognition as an attorney. 

Fitzsimmons, a resident of St. 
Louis, Mo., has been named 
recipient of an award presented 
annually by the Missouri Bar 
Association to a young St. Louis- 
area trial attorney for 
"professional competence." 

Partner in the firm of Fitzsim- 
mons & Fitzsimmons, Clayton, 
Mo., with his father, he served as 
chief trial counsel for the Public 
Defender Bureau from 1968 to 
1970. He has served as city 
attorney and as a provisional 
judge for three St. Louis-area 

This agent isn't free 

For sports fans, the name of 
Jerry Kapstein, L'68, is fast be- 
coming a household word. As the 
agent for approximately 60 
professional athletes, Kapstein 
has become one of the most influ- 
ential and controversial figures 
in sports. 

While Boston Red Sox fans 
probably remember Kapstein 
best for his role in the contract 
holdouts of clients Carlton Fisk, 
Fred Lynn and Rick Burleson, 
fans of other teams around the 
nation became acquainted with 
him as baseball's free agent 
signings progressed. 

The list of free agents repre- 
sented by Kapstein reads like a 
foster of "great baseball players 
of the 70s" — Bobby Grich, 
Gene Tenace, Rollie Fingers, Joe 
Rudi, Doyle Alexander, Don 
Gullet, Dave Cash, Don Baylor 
and Wayne Garland. 

Kapstein acts as a go-between 
for his clients and clubs inter- 
ested in them. The work required 
takes up just about all of 
Kapstein's professional attention 
plus the efforts of a 10-person 
staff in Providence, R.I. 



Minor sports had a ball in fall 

Soccer (6-6-1) 

Under the direction of Coach 
Hans Westerkamp. the soccer 
team went through the first half 
of its season racking up impres- 
sive victories. Among them was a 
1-0 victory over Babson, the only 
loss suffered this season by last 
year's Division II national 

Several injuries to players 
slowed the team quite a bit dur- 
ing the second half of the season, 
as the Eagles dropped five 

Although the team loses senior 
co-captains Johnny Lojek of 
Chestnut Hill and Charles Moran 
of Waltham, Westerkamp looks 
optimistically to next season 
when 15 of 22 players return. 

Field hockey (7-2-1) 

The field hockey team ended 
up again with a winning record 
this year, and even took the op- 
portunity to avenge last year's 
only loss. 

While there was plenty to cele- 
brate in the victories over 
Providence. Holy Cross. Tufts, 
Wesleyan and Bridgewater, 
victory over Wellesley was es- 
pecially sweet as it made up for 
last season's single blemish. 

Coach Maureen Enos' leading 
scorer was sophomore Janet 
Davidson of Reading, while the 
nod for "best all-round player" 
went to freshman Karen Sudbey. 

Men's golf 

Headed by senior co-captains 
Dan Curtis of Manchester. Conn., 
and Dave Magdalenski of Housa- 
tonic. the golf team finished 
second out of 35 teams in the 
New England championships, 
only four shots behind the win- 
ner. In the Toski Tournament at 
UMass. the Eagles finished fifth 
out of 17. 

"It looks good for the spring 
season." said Coach Eddie 

Men's tennis (5-3-1) 

"During the fall, the team 
plays a series of scrimmages." 

said Coach Mike MacDonald. 
"Our real season is in the spring, 
from the end of March through to 
the first of May." 

The fall record included wins 
over Tufts, M.I.T., Bentley and 
B.U. twice: a tie against Har- 
vard; and losses to Tufts. Brown 
and Brandeis. 

Among the top players this fall 
were Captain Bill Donato, '77, of 
Middletown. Conn.: Kevin Nawn, 
'80, of Scituate; Rob Somerville, 
'78. of Gardner, Maine; John 
Officer. '79. of Hanover, N.H.; 
and Dick Rule, '77, of Manhasset, 

Women's tennis (9-2) 

The Eagles dominated quite a 
few matches this season and 
ended up on the short end only to 
Harvard and Brown. 

B.C. players were consolation 
winners in singles and doubles in 
the Metropolitan Women's Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Council Cham- 
pionships held at M.I.T and 
finished in the top 16 in the New 
Englands at Amherst. 

The doubles team of Kathy 
Philbin, '79. of Point Jefferson, 
N.Y.. and Maura Nolan, '80. of 
Belmont, was particularly im- 
pressive, according to Coach 
Ann Marie Lynch. 


More than 40 women tried out 
for the team this year, double the 
number three years ago. The in- 
terest is improving, according to 
Coach Tanny Capabianco. and 
so's the performance. 

The Eagles are going through a 
learning process, too, and both 
the team and the coach have at- 
tended separate workshops con- 
ducted by Mary Jo Pepler. former 
Olympic volleyball player now 
turned pro. 

Men's water polo (18-3) 

Both the men's and women's 
water polo teams, while at only 
club status, aroused some inter- 
est on campus in the sport as 
they achieved fine records. 

The men. led by sophomores 

Steve Chandler of Cleveland. 
Ohio, and Mark Gallivan of Ded- 
ham, finished third in the New 
England Tournament to Southern 
Connecticut and Trinity. The 
Eagles were seeded first in 
Division II going into the playoffs. 
All-New England honors went 
to Chandler and Gallivan, who 
became the second B.C. goalie in 
succession to win the honor. 

Women's water polo (10-0) 

The Eagles took the number 
one ranking in New England by 
beating BU, Wellesley and 
UMass in the New England 
Championships held at Harvard. 
Coach Sara Groden's charges 
had compiled a 7-0 record going 
into the tourney. 

Named to the All-New England 
team were goalie Susan 
Weyrauch. '78, of Silver Spring, 
Md.; Felice Napolitano. '79. of 
Saugus; Marty Long. '78; and 
Janille Blackburn of Concord. 
N.H., who repeated on the all- 
star team. 

Co-captains were Trisha 
Herlihy, '77, of Norwood and 
Nancy Brennan, '78. of Yonkers, 

Winter preview: 
familiar faces on ice; 
several new hoopsters 


Only two seniors graduated 
from last year's 15-13-1 Beanpot 
championship team, and Coach 
Len Ceglarski has to feel nice 
about the 20 lettermen returning 
for the Eagles. 

Goal could well be the team's 
strongest position, as Paul Skid- 
more, '79. the East's "rookie of 
the year" and "most valuable 
player" in the Beanpot, returns. 
Bill Wilkins, '77, is an experi- 
enced backup in goal. 

Out in front of Skidmore will 
be a defense corps anchored by 
big Joe Augustine, '79, 6-3. 210. 
Seniors Dan McDonough and 
Dave Annecchiarico and John 
McGuire and Kevin 

Bartholomew, both 78, are ex- 
perienced defensemen. New- 

comers include sophomore JackM 
Harrington and freshmen o 
Charlie Antetomaso and Joe qj 

The offense should be clicking m 
with nine scoring leaders return- t| 
ing. Captain Bob Ferriter, '77, 'I 
who had 15 goals and 36 points sj; 
last season, heads the list that in- m 
eludes seniors Kerry Young (31 i 
points), Joe Fernald. Mike* 
Martin, Tom Songin and Ed Rear- II 
don, juniors Paul Barrett (40) and J 
Bob Riley and sophomore Joe • 
Mullen (34). Freshmen who may ■ 
figure in are Bill Army. Brian m 
Burns, Walter Kyle and Gerry J 


Roberts Center has always 
seemed to be a place where you 
had a chance to see old friends 
and make some new ones at bas- 
ketball games. This year, many of 
the new faces will belong to 
players on the court wearing the 
maroon and gold. 

Graduation of the Boston 
Three, Bobby Carrington, Wil 
Morrison and Billy Collins, and 
transfers by a couple of other 
familiar faces have resulted in 
six newcomers joining six 
returning lettermen for the 1976- 
77 edition of the Eagles. 

Returning to the forecourt are 
sophomores Tom Meggars. 6-9, 
and Mike Bowie, 6-4. A trio of 
junior college transfers — 6-0 
Bob Bennifield. who led the 
nation's J.C. rebounders with 19 
a game; 6-8 Rick Kuhn, who shot 
64 percent from the floor last 
season; and junior college All- 
America Mike Lunday, 6-7 — join 
them. Senior Jeff Jurgens. 6-4, 
who missed last season due to 
injury, will give reserve strength. 

Three freshmen will be help- 
ing out in the backcourt, where 
Mike Shirey. John O'Brien and 
Ernie Cobb, all of whom saw 
action as starters last year, re- 
turn. The newcomers are 6-5 Jeff 
Roth, an All-State selection from 
Decatur, 111.; Louis Benton, All- 
State in Florida; and Jim 
Sweeney, a 5-11 playmaker who 
led The Lawrenceville School to 
three straight New Jersey state 
prep school titles. 

Boy, girl or person? p. 10 

Boy, girl or person? 

The acquisition of an acceptable sex 
identity is one of the most critical accom- 
plishments of childhood. That accom- 
plishment is made more difficult when 
society questions the "acceptability" of 
various sex identities and sex roles. In 
this article, adapted from the chapter 
"Boy. Girl or Person? Current Issues in 
Sex Role and Sex Identity" from The New 
Children: The First Six Years [Greylock 
Publishers. 1976. John F. Travers Jr.. 
Professor of Education, editor). William 
K. Kilpatrick. Associate Professor of Psy- 
chology, examines the biological and cul- 
tural reasons for the differences that do 
exist between the sexes and discusses 
the distinction between sex "identity" 
and sex "role." 

William K. Kilpatrick. 
. Associate Professor of 
Psychology, was educated 
3 at Holy Cross and Har- 
*»r« vard and received his doc- 
torate in psychology from 
Purdue University. The 
author of articles for many journals in 
his field. Prof. Kilpatrick's first book 
Identity and Intimacy (Delacorte Press, 
1975) was another examination of the 
importance of a firm sense of self and 
identity. Prof Kilpatrick is a resident of 

It may be fashionable to think of children as 'persons,' 
but what they need and want is a strong sexual identity. 

by William K. Kilpatrick 

Sex identity at first glance appears to 
be a simple matter of boy/girl. It is, in 
fact, a most complicated phenomenon. 
Adult sex identity results from a mixture 
of genetic, hormonal, cultural and psy- 
chological forces in proportions that are 
largely unknown. The scientific complex- 
ity of sex identity is matched by the emo- 
tional reaction it evokes. Sex identity is 
usually the first question that pops into 
everyone's mind whenever a new human 
being enters the world. Moreover, some 
of our best insights into the nature of sex 
identity come from studies of homosex- 
uals, transsexuals and transvestites — 
sexual minorities that other people often 
react to with violent emotions. 

The sex roles that accompany sex 
identity are equally charged with emo- 
tions: few areas of controversy have 
touched so many nerves as has the topic 
of sex role liberation. Women complain 
that their role leads to drudgery and 
neurosis, while men grumble that their 
role leads to drudgery and ulcers. To 
complicate matters further there are dif- 
ficult philosophical problems. Assuming 
that sex roles can be shifted, the ques- 
tion remains, "In what direction?" 
"What is the healthy self?" "What con- 
stitutes a meaningful life?" 

This essay is not so much concerned 
with uncomplicating the problems of sex 
identity, as it is with placing them in 
some land of perspective. The first order 

of business is to establish that diffeia 
ences do exist — boys and girls differ ill 
their response pattern even in the first 
few weeks of life. 

To begin with, males seem to be at « I 
biological disadvantage. Although montt 
males are conceived than females, morii 
males are stillborn or spontaneously 
aborted. The rate of disease and 
mortality is also higher for males ii 
childhood. Males have more genetically 
transmitted defects such as hemophilic 
and color blindness. Learning disorders 
are more frequent among males than fd| 
males; so are behavior disorders. 1 
higher percentage of males are mentalt 

Males, however, tend to display mow 
independent and exploratory behavion 
Observations of infants at the Feb 
Research Institute indicate that even a 
13 months girls are less adventurous 
stay closer to their mother, are reluctan^ 
to leave her, and return to her for reas 
surance more often than boys. When i 
wire mesh barrier was used to bloc 
access to the mother, girls tended to cri 
and do nothing, while boys made a1^ 
tempts to get around the barrier or pus.j 
it aside. 

A number of studies summarized bj 
psychologist Eleanor Macoby show tha| 
girls have superior verbal ability, whil 
boys excel at spatial tasks; boys havl 
more analytic ability, while girls rel 
more on "circumstantial" evidence or ir 
tuition when solving problems. Girt 
learn to count at an earlier age, but boy 


later surpass them in arithmetical rea- 
soning. Other studies indicate that boys 
are less cooperative and more competi- 
tive than girls, and engage in more acts 
of aggression. This type of behavior is 
even observed in the kibbutz environ- 
ment where radical attempts have been 
made to eliminate sex role typing. 

Finally, it should be noted that some of 
these differences are manifested very 
early in life. Greater spatial ability has 
been found in boys as young as two 
weeks old; another study reveals that at 
14 weeks girls are more responsive to 
auditory stimuli, while boys are more 
responsive to visual stimuli. (This may 
account for the fact that grown up boys 
are more easily aroused by visual por- 
nography than are girls.) 

It is clear then, that above and beyond 
,the anatomical distinctions, there are 
several ways in which boys and girls dif- 
fer. But where do these sex differences 
jcome from? Are children born with 
Jthem? Or do they result from an early 
I and all-pervasive cultural conditioning? 

Hermaphrodites are individuals who 
• are genetically of one sex but have the 
sex organs of the opposite sex. For ex- 
ample, a child may be born female (two 
[X chromosomes) but may have the ex- 
j ternal genitals of a male. In such cases, 
a mistake in gender assignment might 
I easily be made. A girl may be registered 
as a boy on the birth certificate, given a 
boy's name, and be brought up as a boy. 
' Or a genetic boy may be brought up as a 
1 girl. If the mistake is discovered in time it 
J is possible to reassign sex, administer 
; hormonal treatments, and perform an 
operation to bring the physical 
appearance in line with the chromosonal 
reality. And all of this can be accom- 
1 plished with no great harm to the child's 
' emotional development provided that 
' sufficient counseling is given to the 

However, there is a point beyond 
i which the reassignment does not take 
hold or else takes hold poorly. Dr. John 
Money and his colleagues at the Johns 
Hopkins Hospital have been treating 
hermaphrodites for two decades. They 
conclude that there is a critical period 
for the learning of sex identity — and 
that period seems to commence about 18 
months after birth and end at about four 
or five years of age. After 18 months, at- 
tempts to reassign sex may be resisted 
by the child who is developing or has al- 
1 ready developed a sexual self-concept. 
Such findings have been accepted in 
some quarters as incontrovertible evi- 

The age at which most parents consider male and female 
gender identity to be emerging is essentially when it has 
already established rigid footing.' 

dence that sex identity and sex roles are 
mainly a matter of cultural conditioning. 
If you raise a girl as a boy you will 
produce a boy despite the genetic pro- 
gramming. In other words, cultures are 
more powerful than chromosomes. 

Occasionally, an individual who is 
anatomically normal will express a 
strong desire to be a member of the 
opposite sex. The desire may be so 
pressing that the individual requests or 
even demands an operation to change 
his or her sex. As far as the transsexual 
is concerned, the operation is for the 
sake of correcting a mistake of birth. 

At first glance the transsexual phe- 
nomenon would appear to fly in the face 
of the cultural argument, for these are 
people who are resisting enormous cul- 
tural pressure to conform, who are con- 
templating or have actually carried out a 
course of action that is appalling to a 
great many in our society. But, although 
they may ignore the larger culture, there 
is evidence that transsexuals do respond 
to the culture of the home during the 
period (18 months to four or five years) 
that Money identifies as critical for 
learning sex identity. Dr. Richard Green 
and Dr. Robert Stoller of the U.C.L.A. 
Medical School have both done extensive 
counseling with transsexuals, with 
feminine boys and with masculine girls. 

Their studies lend support to the no- 
tion that sex identity is learned either 
from culture or family, or both in con- 
junction. In its more familiar form the 
argument goes like this: boys gain a mas- 
culine identity because we dress them in 
blue, give them trucks to play with, en- 
courage independence and discourage 
shows of emotion; girls gain a feminine 
identity because we dress them in pink, 
give them dolls to play with, and encour- 
age nurturance and passivity. A corol- 
lary of this position is that sex identity is 
malleable, that biology has little to do 
with it and that sex roles can be changed 
by changing cultural expectations. In 
short, if you treat a boy in a feminine 
way he will develop feminine charac- 

If one takes a closer look at the data, it 
becomes clear that biology cannot easily 
be pushed aside. Consider again the 
studies of hermaphrodites. The herma- 
phroditic condition is brought about pre- 

natally by excesses, deficiencies or er- 
rors of the hormones that govern the de- 
velopment of sex organs. For example, a 
genetic female who is exposed to extra 
androgens in the womb (either as a 
result of an hereditary problem in the 
adrenal glands or as an accidental side 
effect of drugs given to the mother 
during pregnancy) may be born with an 
enlarged clitoris that is mistaken for a 
penis. We have already noted how great 
a power the culture can exert in such 
cases of mistaken identity. 

It is well, however, to remember that 
in these cases the biological forces are 
at odds. Chromosomes pull in one direc- 
tion while the hormones and physical ap- 
pearance pull in the other. It's a divide 
and conquer situation in which the 
forces of biology are in disarray while 
the forces of culture have the field. In 
normal development chromosomes, hor- 
mones and physical appearance act to 
reinforce each other so that the 
influence of culture is considerably less 

There is further evidence that mental 
processes are affected by sex hormones. 
It has been observed, for instance, that 
boys with certain types of endocrine dis- 
orders display lower spatial and numeri- 
cal ability than normal boys, but have 
greater verbal ability. And Money and 
his colleagues have observed a trend 
toward high IQ in females exposed to an 
excess of androgens prior to birth. Such 
findings have forced Dr. Money to re- 
treat somewhat from his earlier culturist 
position to the point where he concedes 
that sex hormones influence pathways in 
the central nervous system that, in turn, 
determine many of the differences be- 
tween male and female behavior. 

But for parents and others concerned 
with raising young children the crucial 
question is not whether biology has the 
main say in determining sex identity or 
whether culture does. A more important 
question for them is, "When does the 
critical period arrive and when does it 
depart?" The answer is that it comes 
earlier and departs sooner than most 
people realize. Dr. Green in his study on 
feminine boys found that their enduring 
interest in wearing girls' clothes most 
frequently had its onset between the 
second and third birthday. Yet most 


parents tended to ignore this early 
behavior and only showed concern when 
the practice continued into the school 

"The age at which most parents con- 
sider male and female gender identity to 
be emerging is essentially when it has 
already established rigid footing," Dr. 
Green said. What parents consider to be 
"just a stage" is actually the crucial 
period for the fixing of sex identity. The 
years between two and four that are 
critical for acquiring language are also 
the salient years for acquiring one's 
sexual identity. 

It should be obvious at this point that 
sex identity results from a complicated 
mix of culture and biology. It may be 
more useful, however, to discuss sex 
identity not as a biological thrust or as a 
cultural imperative but as a 
psychological need. Consider the fact 
that there are many more males than 
females who become transsexuals or 
homosexuals. Males in general seem to 
have more difficulty in establishing a sex 
identity than do females. Why should 
that be? And if it is true, why do females 
seem less happy than males with their 
sex roles? 

One explanation, put forward by 
sociologist David Lynn, is that both boys 
and girls start off with a feminine iden- 
tification because the earliest and most 
formative experiences of both are with 

the mother while the father tends to be 
an absent or shadowy figure. The father, 
even when he is home, leaves most of the 
intimate child raising activities to the 

So for boys as well as girls the first 
object of identification is the mother; the 
most readily available model of sex 
identity is a feminine one. A typical illus- 
tration is the boy whose father had just 
returned from a long tour of duty in Viet- 
nam. The father, in an effort to re-estab- 
lish a male bond with his four-year-old 
son, invited the boy to watch him shave. 
He was caught off guard, however, when 
the bey, who had already developed his 
own notions about shaving, began apply- 
ing shaving cream to his legs. 

This early identification with the 
mother is fine for the girl but sooner or 
later the boy is expected to repent his 
error and make a male identification. 
This means that much of his early sex 
identification has to be undone. He must 
switch off one track and onto another. 
Unfortunately, some boys get derailed in 
the process. Many boys are so thorough- 
ly identified with their mothers that they 
are unable to make the switch. Even for 
those who do, the passage is often a 
rough one. 

The strain which this transition 
entails may account for the fact that 
boys seem more insecure about their sex 
identity than do girls. Most boys and a 
good many men spend a lot of time and 
energy trying to prove that they really 
are masculine. What this compulsive 
need really proves, of course, is that 
there is something very fragile about the 
male ego. While females may be con- 
cerned with proving that they are attrac- 
tive or desirable, they have compara- 
tively little need to prove that they are, 
in fact, females. 

But if males are so insecure about 
their sex identity why do so many 
females struggle for liberation? To re- 
solve this paradox it is necessary to 
make a distinction between sex identity 
and sex role. Sex identity is a conviction 
— partly unconscious — that one 
belongs to the sex one has been born 
into. A secure sexual identity is mani- 
fested as a feeling of comfortableness 
with one's masculinity or femininity. Sex 
roles, on the other hand, are composed 
of the various activities and opportuni- 
ties that society (but also biology) as- 
signs to one sex or the other. 

Since the male role carries with it 
more privileges and prerogatives it is not 
unusual for females to be envious of it, 

and dissatisfied with the more limited 
scope of action afforded by the tradi-i 
tional female role. Yet the woman who ia 
dissatisfied with her role may still feels 
content with her identity as a female.3 
Conversely, the man who is relatively 
content with his role may suffer froml 
gnawing sense of insecurity over hia 

What little we do know of 
egalitarian families suggests 
that the rush to get rid of se» 
role polarities may be 

The hypothesis that males are less 
secure about their sex identity would 
help to explain another well-knowp 
phenomenon. Men experience a great 
deal of difficulty in accepting or expresa 
ing the feminine side of their naturei 
while women may freely express manji 
masculine attributes, such as wearing 
men's clothes or doing traditionally malt) 
work. Perhaps the woman's greater flex: 
ibility is an index of a more secure 
sexual identity. 

In any event it would seem logical tha 
an individual with a strong sense oil 
personal identity would have less need tr 
rely on society's definition of masculinity 
or femininity. One interesting implica* 
tion of this theory is that a viable se> 
role liberation is more likely to be 
achieved by those who start off with £ 
strong sense of either masculine on 
feminine identity. 

Many societies have institutions tha^ 
implicitly recognize the difficulty thato 
males have in establishing sex identity! 
The primitive initiation rite for males 
can be seen as an attempt on the part ofa 
society to ratify a boy's transition from 
feminine to masculine identity. 

Rites of passage serve another func< 
tion as well. They head off adolescent rei 
bellion by admitting teenage boys td 
adult male status. In fact, there is every 
indication that male delinquency is di 
rectly related to sex identity; it occur? 
most frequently in boys with an insecure 
sex identity, boys who in their early 
years had no male model to imitate. 

Interestingly, one of the best methods 
of rehabilitating delinquent boys is to pu' 
them through a program of severe 
physical challenges and tests of endur 
ance that are socially approved anc 


awarded. The rugged Outward Bound 

Program has, for example, proven far 
i bore successful at reducing juvenile 

Time rates than the reform school sys- 
fem, where boys merely serve time and 
i Vhere they can demonstrate their mas- 

tulinity only in acts of defiance. 

What can parents do to foster a 
| lealthy sex identity in children? That 
juestion is a difficult one to answer 
■ iince there is much disagreement today 
>ver what constitutes a healthy sex iden- 
ity. It is possible, however, to show the 
Lonsequences of certain family patterns. 
L Although most of the literature con- 
cerned with child raising is devoted to 
,he mother's role, the bulk of the 
research indicates that the father plays 
[he more crucial role in the development 
rof sex identity. In most cases the father 
pas a greater interest in sex differences 
than the mother; and he seems to exert 
more influence on the development of 
masculinity in his sons as well as fem- 
ininity in his daughters. 

The first thing a father can do to pro- 
mote a conventional sex identity in his 
children is to make himself available to 
f-hem. Study after study shows that the 
Absence of the father has a deleterious 
effect on both sons and daughters. 
Father-absent girls are more likely than 
father-present girls to be overly 
dependent, to have difficulty in hetero- 
sexual adjustment, to have a low fem- 
inine self-concept, and to engage in de- 
linquent behavior. Father-absent boys 
kre likely to have fewer masculine 
Interests, less conscience development, 
and more psychological problems than 
father-present boys. 

Early father-absence is more likely to 
retard masculine development in boys 
and feminine development in girls than is 
late father-absence. This is in line with 
Money's thesis that there is a critical 
period for the learning of sex identity. 

The presence of the father is crucial 
for the development of sex identity and 
particularly crucial for the development 
of masculinity in boys. In an imperfect 
world, however, there will continue to be 
a great many homes in which the father 
is absent by reason of death, divorce or 
desertion. In such situations it is best if 
the mother can find a surrogate father 
who will take an interest in the child. 

The role of masculine model could be 
assumed by a Big Brother, a scout 
leader, an uncle, a teacher, a male neigh- 
bor or even an older adolescent. The 
child might also be encouraged to iden- 
tify with a movie or television star, a 

sports hero or a public figure. But, if the 
mother herself tries to play the role of 
masculine model, she may actually en- 
courage femininity in her son since the 
boy will tend to identify with her sex 
rather than her behavior. The presence 
of an older brother, however, will often 
compensate somewhat for the father's 

The father who is available to his chil- 
dren is likely to be doing them a service. 
But availability is not enough. Unless the 
father plays a masculine role within the 
family, the young boy will experience dif- 
ficulty in making a strong masculine 
identification By the same token, mas- 
culine acting fathers encourage feminin- 
ity in their daughters) . 

In fact, father-present boys who per- 
ceive their fathers as ineffectual are 
more likely to suffer from sex role con- 
flicts than boys who have no father. Out- 
side the home the father may be decisive 
and competent but if he surrenders the 
masculine role within the family he will 
only succeed in providing a model to be 
avoided rather than emulated. 

These patterns suggest that, despite 
the current rhetoric to the contrary, chil- 
dren do not flourish in families where 
household roles are interchangeable. 
Psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner, in 
analyzing two studies, found that adoles- 
cents who came from families where 
fathers played a traditionally feminine 
role tended to be ^independable. 

In light of such findings one has to be 
suspect of the recent trend toward 
eliminating male and female role distinc- 
tions in the household. What little we do 
know of egalitarian families suggests 
that the rush to get rid of sex role polari- 
ties may be premature. 

This does not mean that the father 
ought to be autocratic and iron-fisted; 
merely that he ought to be careful, if only 
for the sake of his son's masculinity, 
about relinquishing the traditional role 
of decision-maker and limit-setter. Play- 
ing such a role need not, of course, ex- 
clude the father from adopting certain 
aspects of the feminine role such as nur- 
turance and affection. It does little good 
for the father to be dominant if he is not 
also warm and supportive. If he is 
merely a powerful and feared oppressor, 
it is unlikely that his children will be able 
to identify with him at all. 

Only when paternal dominance is 
combined with nurturance does it work 
in favor of the child's sex identity de- 
velopment; the over-controlling father 
interferes with the development of initia- 

tive and independence in his children. 
Interestingly, it often happens that a 
husband who is dominated by his wife 
will in turn dominate his son in a restric- 
tive and controlling way. Unless the son 
is also allowed some areas of autonomy 
he is not likely to profit from his father's 

What can the mother do if the father 
is absent or ineffectual? It is best under 
such circumstances if she can still en- 
courage her children to maintain a posi- 
tive image of the father or at least of the 
masculine role. It is equally desirable, of 
course, for the father to encourage a 
similar respect for the mother and for 
fe min inity, 

By and large, the learning of sex role 
seems to be a matter of modeling. If suf- 
ficient nurturance is present, masculine 
fathers encourage masculinity in their 
sons, while feminine mothers encourage 
femininity in their daughters. 

The situation is somewhat different, 
however, between mother and son, and 
father and daughter. Thus, a masculine 
father encourages the development of 
femininity in his daughter, while a 
feminine mother encourages the 
development of masculinity in her son. 
(When I use the word "encourage," I do 
not mean a positive conscious attempt to 


Until we know for sure what kind of persons we want, and 
until we know which aspects of sex identity are dispensable 
and which are not. we ought not be too hasty to liberate our 
children from their sexual identity. 

■old sex identity but an unconscious 
process resulting from the dynamic of 
the family structure) . 

In summary, it seems safe to say that 
the best guarantee of an appropriate sex 
identity in the child is to be raised by a 
mother and father who feel comfortable 
with their respective sex role and 

While it is easy to list the factors that 
facilitate appropriate sex identities in 
children it is not so easy to supply them. 
It is rather pointless to remind a mother 
of the benefits of a father-present home 
when her husband has just deserted. It 
is fruitless to lecture a father on the im- 
portance of nurturance when he simply 
does not care about his children. It may 
require years of expensive psycho- 
therapy before an affection-starved 
mother is able to release the strangle- 
hold on her son. Obviously society has a 
responsibility to provide die conditions 
that make it possible for parents to carry 
out their roles and responsibilities. 

We are aware that various social. 
economic and demographic changes 
have combined to create a stripped- 
down family mat seems increasingly 
incapable of sustaining its members. Yet 
forces have effectively 
me sense ::" ::"ui:-- a-d 
help that families could at one 
fall back on when the going got 

It is beyond the scope of this essay to 
explore the avenues by which that sense 
of community might be restored. I would 
like to suggest one method, however, that 
directly relates to the formation of sex 
identity — the rite of passage. The 
problem of sex identity invariably reas- 
serts itself during adolescence. No mat- 
ter how neatly development may have 
p r o g r e ss e d in childhood, the rapid 
chnmgr.s of puberty often upset the 
hwlanrr so mat a new resolution is re- 
quired. Adolescence is. in effect a 
second critical period for the establish- 
ment of sex identity. 

It is high time that our society began to 
devise rites of passage that would be 
relevant to our culture but that could 
to co nf i r m and validate the 


sex identity of adolescents. The Out- 
ward Bound Program is one possible 
prototype. The C.C.C. of the Depression 
years might serve as another model. We 
might even look at the training programs 
of the Armed Forces for. despite its ob- 
vious drawbacks, the Army does often 
serve to transform the lives of young 

Our society is desperately in need of 
what William James called the "moral 
equivalent of war." He meant, as I have 
said elsewhere, "not an institution that 
would cater to men's violent instincts 
while avoiding actual bloodshed, but a 
cause or commitment that would 
summon the same energies, passions and 
loyalties as does war. These energies are 
at their peak in adolescence, and it is a 
pity that when die young are looking for 
dragons to slay we hand them computer 
cards to fill out." 

Until society- provides some avenues 
for adolescents to prove themselves in 
useful ways these energies will continue 
to be expended in pursuits that are often 
reckless and self-destructive. 

Today we are not so sure that the 
older definitions of appropriate sex role 
behavior are valid. Indeed there is evi- 
dence to suggest that too much mas- 
culinity in the male or too much fem- 
ininity in the female is a handicap. 

Consider, for example, a longitudinal 
study conducted by psychologist Paul 
Mussen in which a group of highly mas- 
culine males were compared with a 
group of highly feminine males. During 
adolescence the highly masculine group 
more qualities of self-con- 

fidence, self-acceptance, leadership and 
dominance. By the time these men were 
in their 30s. however, the situation was 
reversed; the highly masculine group 
had shown a marked decline in 
measures of self-concept while the 
highly feminine group felt much better 
about themselves, and surpassed the 
other group in measures of confidence 
and self-acceptance. 

Extreme masculinity and extreme fem- 
ininity appear to be decreasingly func- 
tional in our modern society - where 
powerful machines do the work that 

once required strong men. and whew 
f ragility in women seems no longer desin 
able. Perhaps we are arriving at a stagi 
of evolution where some parents wouk 
prefer their sons to be more feniinhw 
and their daughters more masculinei 
And perhaps in the near future. socieW 
will be more friendly to these childrm 
than it has in the past. 

It is obvious then that until we decidi 
what constitutes a healthy sex identity 
no satisfactory answer can be given fefi 
parents who seek guidelines for fosters 
ing a healthy sex identity in their chili 
dren. Our definition of healthy 
identity depends, in turn, on our defini 
tion of the healthy self: the discussion o 
sex identity cannot be divorced from the 
discussion of personal identity. 

But. for this very reason, there always 
exists a danger that in our haste to fine 
new and more comfortable sex identitiei 
and new and less restrictive sex roles 
may latch on to definitions of health thai 
are more faddish than functional. C 
renth* we are witnessing a movemi 
toward liberation from stereotypes, f 
roles, even liberation from the concept o 
sex identity. We should, according to the 
latest thinking, be concerned witf 
persons as persons, not as men 
women. Unburdened of restrictive roles 
men and women would be able to realia 
their full potential as human beings. 

Anyone familiar with contemporary 
psychology will recognize that most a 
the vocabulary used to talk about roll 
change is borrowed from a school of psyi 
chology known as the Human Potential 
Movement, or simply as "humanistic 
psychology." Human potentialists ha 
been talking for decades about the m 
to actualize potentials, to develop the 
person rather than the role, to open up t 
wider range of options. Many of the as) 
sumptions that underlie the currenj 
thinking on sex roles are the same 
sumptions upon which humanistic psf 
chology is founded. 

These assumptions are worth lookinp 
at because they provide a model of tin 
desirable — a picture of the healthy self 
And this model — or better, interpreta 
tion — has been rather uncritically ac 
cepted as the proper one by a largi 
number of people in our society. By am 
large when they talk about changing se: 
roles, they are talking about changin; 
them in the direction of the Humai 
Potential model- 
According to this model of humai 
nature, the healthy self is fluid, lives b 
the here-and-now. is motivated prima ril 

jy a need for self-actualization. A closer 
ook at this supposedly healthy model 
will show, however, that despite its 
iesirable features it leaves very little 
*oom for qualities such as responsibility, 
commitment, cooperation or love. 

A fluid self, a self that is always "in- 
jrocess" or in a state of flux is not a 
responsible self: it can't be held account- 
able for yesterday's self or tomorrow's 
»lf. A self that exists primarily in the 
here-and-now will not be able to sustain 
commitments or maintain communities 
(or families, or love relationships). A 
person who is concerned mainly with his 
own self-actualization will tend to view 
commitments to others as a limitation on 
his freedom to grow: self-actualization 
easily slips over into self-absorption and 

Humanistic psychology is. in short. 

[built upon assumptions that may in the 

'long run prove to be dehumanizing. Until 

[we know for sure what kind of persons 

[we want, and until we know which 

aspects of sex identity are dispensable 

and which are not. we ought not be too 

hasty to liberate our children from their 

' sexual identity. 

Although it may seem like a statement 
I of the obvious, perhaps it is worth ob- 

serving that sex identity gives us a sense 
of identity. It is one of the more impor- 
tant ways in which we define ourselves. 
When, for example, parents ask the 
doctor. "Is it a boy or a girl?" they are 
looking for a specific definition on which 
further definitions may be built — it is 
unlikely that any parent would be 
satisfied to hear. "It's a person." 

Children too seem adamant about de- 
fining themselves sexually. In fact, they 
seem more insistent than adults on main- 
ta inin g the sexual polarities. Even chil- 
dren from the most liberated households 
will insist that "daddies don't cry." Little 
boys still seem intent on proving that 
they are little men: and little girls still 
play with miniature tea sets. 

There is evidence that sex roles can be 
more flexible than they are at present, 
but sex identity seems to be a more 
crucial factor, and a less plastic one. As 
I have suggested before, one can't afford 
to be very experimental with sex roles 
unless one has a solid sense of sex iden- 
tity. The currently fashionable flirtation 
with the notion of fluidity, with the phil- 
osophy of persons as persons, may be at- 
tractive to adults who already have a 
sense of who they are: they can afford 
themselves some redefinition. 

But to expect a child, who has not yet 
made any definitions, to be content with 
the nebulous identity of "person" is to 
mistake the nature of children. They are 
not cultivators of ambiguity. Rather, they 
are trying to make some sense of the 
complicated world they have so recently 
entered, and to do that they first need 
some sense of where they stand in it. 

Parents who have achieved flexible 
definitions of their own sexual status 
often find it difficult to understand why 
their children are so old-fashioned and 
literal minded about sex identity. They 
fail to realize that children too need 
some kind of identity — an identity that 
must of necessity be built on roles and 
definitions that are not overly compli- 
cated or ambiguous. 

Most parents recognize the primitive 
wisdom by which an infant begins to dif- 
ferentiate himself from his mother in 
order to establish himself as an indepen- 
dent being. Later on there will be time 
for him to rediscover his essential one- 
ness with all other people. Perhaps the 
same wisdom is at work in the child who 
wants it to be made unmistakably clear 
that he belongs to this sex and not that 
one. Later on he will make his redefini- 


Great treasure in small compass 

The University's choice collection of Japanese wood block prints 
stirs the imagination with its beauty and its origin. 

"From Enoshima" byHokusai 

by Marylou Buckley 

For the first time in some years, the 
University has engaged art experts to re- 
examine and catalog its collections — 
awakening a fresh interest both in the 
works themselves and in the ways they 
have come to Boston College. One "great 
treasure in small compass" perhaps not 
familiar is the James W. Morrissey Mem- 
orial Collection of Japanese Prints. 

The collection was first established by 
members of Morrissey's family after his 
death in 1949. Morrissey, a member of 
the Class of 1920, had left his personal 
collection of some 38 fine prints and a 

number of books to his brother, Dr. 
Arthur Morrissey, '29. Dr. Morrissey 
conceived the idea of creating a mem- 
orial to his brother at the University. The : 
family also gave an exhibition case. 

For reasons that will be made clear 
later in this article, the prints are shown 
on a rotating basis. On at least one oc- 
casion in the early 1950s, the collection 
was exhibited in what was then its en- 
tirety for the Friends of the Library and I 
in connection with the 400th anniversary 
of the death of Saint Francis Xavier. 

This association of Japanese secular 
folk art with the Jesuit saint is not as in- 
apposite as it might seem. When Xavier 
touched Japan in the later 1540s, Budd- 
hist monasteries had been producing 
crude, inexpensive religious pictures for 


perhaps 600 years. Designs were cut into 
blocks of wood and the blocks stamped 
on thin sheets of paper. Such sheets have 
been discovered in this century, kept 
safe for centuries inside a hollow statue. 
Usually, however, they were cut in strips 
and sold as religious souvenirs that the 
poorest pilgrim or peasant could afford. 
These were the "holy cards" of Buddhist 

It is difficult to believe that Xavier's 
followers would not have recognized the 
cheap print as an excellent way to make 
Christian saints and symbols familiar. If, 
however, they caused Christian prints to 
be made, none has come down to us. 
After seven decades and half a million 
converts, the missionaries were ban- 
ished. Japanese Christians of every class 
were ruthlessly persecuted and ex- 
ecuted after 1614, churches pulled down, 
art destroyed. 

During those 70 years of Jesuit activity, 
a new sophistication began to appear in 
Japanese prints. Some western influence 
is suspected. James A. Michener, an 
authority in the field, writes, "It is also 
possible but not proved that Japanese 
artists studied Jesuit religious engrav- 
ings introduced by European mission- 
aries prior to 1610." 

Be that as it may, the Japanese print, 
the ukiyo-e or art of "the floating world," 
was to develop and flower during the 
next 250 years when Japan was virtually 
isolated from the West. Ukiyo-e 
produced individual artists of genius, 
comparable in stature to contemporary 
artists elsewhere, yet they and their 
work remained true to the vision and ex- 
perience of the ordinary Japanese who 
was audience, purchaser and preserver. 
It is from the golden age (1694-1858) of 
Japanese print-making that many of the 
prints in the Morrissey Collection have 

A word about the term ukiyo-e. It 
translates literally as " floating world." 

Some scholars believe it was originally a 
Buddhist religious concept referring to 
the transience of human life. As the new 
capital of Japan, Edo or Tokyo, developed 
in the 17th century, complete with its 
pleasure quarter, the Yoshiwara district 
that still exists, the term ukiyo-e became 
associated with the passing parade of 
actors, artists, poets, other performers 
and "professional ladies" depicted in 
the prints. 

In time, ukiyo-e embraced the prints 
themselves. Michener considers that 
ukiyo-e (but not, of course, Japanese 
print-making) came to an end in the 
second half of the 19th century. 
Hiroshige, the last giant of ukiyo-e, died 
in 1858, 10 years before the Emperor 
overthrew the last Shogun or dictator. 
Aniline dyes began to arrive from Ger- 
many via the United States after 1860, 
changing the old craft forever. 

(One reason the Morrissey Collection 
is displayed in twos and threes, often in 
coordination with art history courses, is 
that ukiyo-e colors tend to be fugitive. 

Prolonged exposure to strong light fades 
them irreparably. And, in Japanese 
homes, where the "less is more" theory 
of interior decoration was invented, the 
prints were shown individually in rooms 
where light filtered softly through paper 

The introduction of western tech- 
nology and fads had other side effects. 
Ukiyo-e had never been out of the reach 
of the man in the street, but, by 1900, fine 
Utamaro (1753-1806) prints of the quality 
now prized by collectors (the Morrissey 
Collection contains two) suffered the hu- 
miliation of being sold for the equivalent 
of $.24 per print. We cannot know how 
much beauty was treated as rubbish. 

This helps to explain why the Morris- 
sey Collection, now much added to by Dr. 
Morrissey, is so choice. With something 
more than 100 items, it is certainly not 
one of the larger collections of its kind. 
But size is less than everything. It would 
take the concentrated effort of a lifetime 
just to scrutinize the more than 54,000 
prints held by the Museum of Fine Arts. 

"Actor" by Shunko 


Ukiyo-e produced individual artists of genius, . . . yet they and 
their work remained true to the vision and experience of the 
ordinary Japanese. . . 

The strength of the Morrissey Collec- 
tion lies in the physical quality of the 
prints it includes and in the fact that 
seven giants of ukiyo-e are represented 
in the Collection. In addition to Utamaro, 
the Collection contains work by 
Haronobu (1725-1770), Eisho (1746-1829), 
Kyonaga (1752-1815), Hokusai (1760- 
1849), Toykuni (1769-1825) and Hiroshige 
(1797-1858), as well as lovely examples 
of prints by artists who do not make the 
critics' top 10. Dr. Morrissey has also 
added some excellent modern Japanese 

" Hanamurasaka Beauty" by Utamaro 

Few prints in the Morrissey Collection 
can be designated as rare. But rarity 
alone is not a criterion for evaluating a 
Japanese print — in the way that rarity 
makes a work by Vermeer, for instance, 
almost priceless. Ukiyo-e not only de- 
picted the passing parade, it was pro- 
duced to capture the passing fancy and 
for quick consumption. One reason, per- 
haps, why many fine old Japanese prints 
are still at large is that, in their own day, 
they somehow missed being high fashion. 

(Note: This, of course, continues to 
happen to popular art. When I was a 
child it seemed that every second house- 
hold had received as a wedding present 
a richly framed copy of "Moonlight on 
the sea at Scheveningen." Moonlight, 
etc. invariably hung where light from a 
floor lamp would catch it. Try to find one 

Meanwhile, though ukiyo-e was not 
mass-produced by our standards, popu- 
lar prints might be issued many times. 
Traditionally, each new print appeared 
in a first issue of 200. When the issue 
sold out, another 200 were printed. 
Because cherry, of which the wood 
blocks were made, is brave and durable, 
as many as 1000 copies could be made 
from the original blocks. Quality of print 
inevitably declined in later issues. 

Some artists insisted upon a print 
being retired once a certain number of 
copies was in circulation, just as many 
print-makers today issue work in limited 
editions. Others, like the improvident, 
lovable Hiroshige, allowed prints to be 
made as long as the blocks lasted. But it 
is rather because Hiroshige was one of 
the most prolific print designers and 
created many, many series, that we have 
so much of his work today. (About one 
half of the M.F.A.'s enormous collection 
is made up of Hiroshiges, obviously with 
many duplicates. There are more than 30 
Hiroshiges in the Morrissey Collection.) 

Some few Japanese prints have 
become so well-known that most people 
recognize them. One is Haronobu's 
"Lovers in the Snow," not represented in 
the Morrissey Collection, but familiar 
because so often reproduced as a "mu- 
seum" or "art" Christmas card. Another 
is Hokusai's "Great Wave at Kanagawa 
Bay," perhaps the most beloved and 
most pirated of all Japanese prints. A 
Japanese restaurant on Boston's Boyls- 
ton Street uses caricatures of "Wave" 
on its menus. 

"Wave" enchanted me when I first 
met it in a book when I was 17; it en- 
chants me still. A few months ago I man- 
aged to lay hands on a copy, paying a 
sum that, although not small, was about 
one-eighth of what I have heard it can 

bring. Herein lies a lesson. My copy of 
"Wave" is indeed a Japanese wood block I 
print and is therefore an original, as is 
its fellow in the Morrissey Collection i 
that is firmly labelled "reproduction."' 
How can a print be both original and ai 
reproduction? The plausible explanationi 
is simple. 

Hokusai, who loved to sign himself The< 
Old Man Mad About Painting, died in 
1849. The wood blocks from which I 
"Wave" was made may well havei 
outlived him and may have been used to ( 
make more prints to satisfy popular de-t 
mand. Sooner or later, however, event 
cherry wood gives up. In all probability, 
a skilled copyist took a good print, 
followed it meticulously, and from thei 
copy another excellent set of blocks was i 
made. Only an expert with technical 
knowledge of the age of paper, ink and of' 
the world supply of prints of "Wave," 
can identify the reproduction. I, for one, 
am grateful for both the specimen in thei 
Morrissey Collection and the one that 
smiles from my wall. Not incidentally,' 
this kind of "reproduction," as opposed: 
to reproductions made by photography, 
is not without monetary value. 

A fascinating fact about the Morrissey i 
Collection is that so very few "reproduc- 

The strength of the Morrissey I 
Collection lies in the physical 
quality of the prints it includes 
and in the fact that seven 
giants of ukiyo-e are 
represented . . . 

tions" have been identified in it, and that I 
it was initially assembled by a man who< 
was not a scholar of oriental art.t 
According to his brother, Jamesi 
Morrissey began collecting Japanese! 
prints while living in New York during! 
World War II. There was a national dis-^ 
taste for all things Japanese at the time. 
Some museums, fearing the possibility on 
vandalism, closed whole exhibition I 
areas and locked away Japanese art.t| 
Japanese prints, which had always had! 
a small, loyal cadre of American andj 
European collectors, became a drug onj 
the market. 

It was at this time that James i 
Morrissey began, with extraordinary 
taste and discrimination, to collect| 
ukiyo-e. He assembled 38 of the most in- 



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trinsically and extrinsically 
prints we now have. 

Dr. Arthur Morrissey's story starts on 
the other side of the world. He became 
friendly during the war in Europe with 
an army chaplain, a Father Maher. The 
friendship continued after Dr. 
Morrissey's discharge and after Father 
Maher was sent to Japan and Korea. 

Dr. Morrissey modestly admits to 
sending the chaplain an occasional 
check to help out with refugee relief. 
Knowing the family interest, Father 
Maher sent back prints that he could 
buy most inexpensively in Japan at that 
time. Father Maher was killed in an air- 
plane crash after delivering a jeep, pur- 
chased with sums sent by friends like Dr. 
Morrissey, to an Irish missionary in 

Boston College is the richer for this 
far-flung friendship; Dr. Morrissey 
added another fiye dozen prints to the 
original nucleus. 

'New Year Treasures " by Utamaro 


To the would-be collector 

Japanese prints of museum quality — 
and of authenticated previous owner- 
ship — command inordinate sums in 
European and American auction rooms. 
Yet, with luck and patience, examples of 
ukiyo-e are not beyond the collector of 
modest means. 

One fine day in 1959, in a musty-fusty 
Greenwich Village print shop, I leafed 
through a chaotic pile of every kind of 
print imaginable. I had $10 to spend. At- 
tracted by color, I chose four Japanese 
wood blocks. The musty-fusty proprietor 

was disdainful. Two I might have for 
$3.50 each, and, "You can have the 
skinny picture of the lady for $.75 and 
the dark old thing, if you really want it, 
for $1.75." 

The $3.50 items have given me plea- 
sure, but neither is noteworthy for artis- 
try or print production. The skinny num- 
ber is a genuine "pillar print" in mint 
condition. The other, whose "singing 
line" penetrated even my sublime ignor- 
ance, is a portrait of a Kabuki actor of 
probably 18th century origin. 


The Visitor" by Koryusai 

Had I then read Michener's The Float 
ing World, I might have better deploye* 
my $10. This book, and inexpensive 
paperbacks on individual artists avail 
able at museum shops, are invaluable^ 
Prowl, as I did not, reputable prim 
sellers for an idea of price and qualiti 
before striking out for the back streets 
Look for unframed prints. Do not neglect 
modern Japenese prints, many of whido 
are exciting and appear in signea 
numbered editions. Above all, buy fo 
love, which is less illusory than invest* 

Finally, if a member of the famil 
served in the Far East after the war, tr 
the attic. Not long ago, a friend put int 
my hands two prints still rolled an< 
wrapped in the paper they had bee 
brought home in from Japan 20 year 
before. Each is a gem. Each is b 

M.I I 


Dynamic at 40 

The Graduate School of Social Work honors its past 
and plans a bold future as it enters its fifth decade of service. 

by Jim McGahay 

In 1936, as the nation struggled 

through the Great Depression, Boston 
College announced a new professional 
,school to synthesize Catholic principles 
'with social work practice. This year, the 
(Graduate School of Social Work is honor- 
ling its past and setting forth a bold 

future in commemoration of its founding 

40 years ago. 

The man chosen by then-University 
iPresident Louis J. Gallagher, S.J., to or- 
ganize the new school and to serve as its 
;first Dean was Walter McGuinn, S.J., a 
'native of Worcester and graduate of 

Holy Cross who had just completed his 
! doctorate in social work at Fordham. To 
i help him in the establishment of the 
! School, Fr. McGuinn called upon his 

friend and former teacher and super- 
i visor Dorothy Book, who came here via 
i the New York School of Social Work and 

Fordham, where she had both studied 

and taught. 

In recounting the story of the 
1 Graduate School of Social Work, it is the 
■ names of Fr. McGuinn and Dorothy Book 
'that must lead all others, for there is 
' little doubt that much of what the School 

Walter McGuinn, S.J. 

was and is can be attributed to these 
two, who provided a solid foundation 
and an indomitable spirit for the fledg- 
ling institution. 

Few people know more about the 
formative years of the Graduate School 
of Social Work than does Mary Mason, 
who served GSSW as Faculty member 
and administrator from 1940 until 1968. 
She arrived in September of the School's 
fifth year and was on hand the following 
spring when the fifth anniversary was 
celebrated. More than 350 alumni, social 
work leaders, political figures and gov- 
ernment people attended the May dinner 
at Boston's Statler Hotel, and, if it hadn't 
been so before, it was now evident that 
GSSW had become an established and 
respected institution in a very short 

"The most outstanding characteristic 
of both Fr. McGuinn and Dorothy Book 
was their great ability at public rela- 
tions," Miss Mason said. She attributed 
much of their success to their charismat- 
ic personalities and their total dedica- 
tion to the highest standards for the 
School and the social work professions. 
For example, Miss Mason remembered 
that even those students who came to the 
School with many years of experience in 
social work were not exempted from the 
field experience requirement in their 
course of study. It was this same dedica- 
tion to standards that prompted Dorothy 
Book to visit 121 agencies in 1937-38 to 
identify worthwhile experiences for her 

Mary Mason spoke enthusiastically 
about the familial atmosphere of the 
School in the early years, and her senti- 
ments were echoed by many others who 
were interviewed. The small student 
body and the close quarters they shared 
with their teachers in the Boston College 
Intown Center at 126 Newbury Street, 
the School's home for 32 years, did much 
to encourage a "family feeling." Though 
the large School of today has lost much 
of that feeling. Miss Mason believes that 
one can still find evidence of it among 
the alumni. 

The Faculty, too, said Miss Mason, 
played a major part in the rapid estab- 
lishment of the School's reputation and 
contributed greatly to making GSSW a 
more "personal" place. 

"People talk about OUTREACH today, 
but we were doing it then," she said. 

The early Faculty members were part- 
time people who were working in the 

Dorothy L. Book 

profession, and their teaching loads 
were heavy because they did a lot of 
student advising. Nevertheless, they 
worked outside the School on important 
committees; they were active as 
volunteers; they attended conferences 
and presented papers; and they rarely 
declined requests to do more. 

"It was their way of helping to build 
the reputation of the School," Miss 
Mason said. 

It is a tribute to the leadership of Fr. 
McGuinn and Dorothy Book that the 
Faculty never felt driven in the face of 
such heavy demands, she said. 

It's no surprise to learn, given the evi- 
dent quality of the early leadership and 
the dedication of the Faculty, that when 
the first class was graduated in 1938, 
members received their degrees from a 
school that had already earned the ac- 


creditation of the American Association 
of Schools of Social Work. 

The war years were a difficult time 
for the young School, due in large part to 
a drastic drop in enrollment. In April 
1942, Fr. McGuinn was appointed full- 
time vice chairman of the Regional War 
Labor Board, and, although he was 
forced to take a leave of absence from 
the University, he donated all of his War 
Labor Board salary to the School. There 
was a real possibility that GSSW would 
be closed at this time, but Fr. McGuinn 
was able to muster the support of the 
Jesuit order and kept the School in 

Dorothy Book served as Acting Dean 
during the absence of Fr. McGuinn and 
did her part to assure the survival of the 
School. When students began to be 
drafted, she appealed to draft boards to 
wait until after graduation, arguing that 
the men were worth more to the army as 
trained social workers than as non-pro- 
fessionals. When the draft sharply cur- 
tailed the number of incoming students. 
Miss Book set up a Rhode Island division 
of the School to reach people who were 
interested in more training but unable to 
commute to Boston. She also boosted the 
dwindling classes by devising a part- 
time program, special summer sessions, 
and four- week training courses. 

While still serving on the War Labor 
Board, Fr. McGuinn suffered a heart 
attack, the probable result of a life-long 
tendency to overwork. He died in April 
1944, and Dorothy Book was named to 
succeed him, serving as Dean until her 
death in 1955. 

The most outstanding 
characteristic of both 
Fr. McGuinn and Dorothy Book 
was their great ability at 
public relations.' 

It would be difficult to list all of Fr. 
McGuinn' s contributions to the School, 
for he was the force that shaped the 
student body, course of instruction, 
Faculty and publications. It was his con- 
ception of the School as a "family" of 
students, Faculty and alumni that gave 
the Graduate School of Social Work its 
unique spirit and most valued heritage. 
Those who remember the early years 
credit Fr. McGuinn with providing much 
of the moral and intellectual foundation 


Dean John V. Driscoll, S.J., right, listens while then-State Sen. Beryl Cohen introduces then-Goi 
John A. VoJpe. left, seated, and then-MentaJ Health Commissioner Robert F. Ott at a 1967 Schoc 

of the School and Dorothy Book with pro- 
viding the inspiration. 

The middle years of the Graduate 
School of Social Work, the '50s and '60s, 
marked the transition of the institution 
from a small "family unit" to an expand- 
ed component of a larger, more diverse 
university community. 

The School has always been particu- 
larly noted for its distinguished case- 
work program, and the vast majority of 
students came to pursue this specialty. 
GSSW had also, however, become a 
leader in preparing students for careers 
in the United Way. At the time, only two 
schools in the country offered the "com- 
munity organization" major, and many 
GSSW alumni assumed positions in the 
United Way upon graduation. 

Richard Burke, S.J., the first graduate 
of the Graduate School of Social Work to 
serve as its Dean, was appointed to the 
position upon the death of Dorothy Book 
in 1955. Fr. Burke came here from 
Harvard's social relations department, 
and although his tenure was brief (1955- 
1958), all future community organization 
majors could thank Fr. Burke for saving 
that major from extinction at the hands 
of a cost-conscious University adminis- 

In the '60s, many community organiza- 
tion graduates began to move into com- 
munity mental health and anti-poverty 
jobs, thus severing what had become an 
exclusive connection with the United 
Way. Edmund Burke, former Dean of the 
School and himself a product of that 
program, said that for a long time the 

salary of the director of the community 
organization program was not budget 
and graduates of the program donat 
money to pay the salary. When Michaa 
P. Walsh, S.J., became President m~ 
Boston College, however, the University 
took over the funding of the salary. 

Today the community organization 
social planning major is the oldest con 
tinuing program of the type in the natiot 
and, according to Burke, one of the mos* 
important areas of concentration nationc 

A significant feature of the middh 
years was expansion. The Faculty im 
creased from five full-time positions t«i 
29, and the student enrollment rose from 
86 in 1958 to almost 200 students by 1970( 
In 1958, the School received approxii 
mately $70,000 in grants from all sourcei 
for scholarships and training. By 19701 
close to $450,000 in federal traininp 
grants alone were allocated to the 
School, and about 90 percent of tho 
students received some kind of aid. 

In the early '60s the University began 
planning a new building that wouk 
facilitate better communication anc 
collaboration among the various socia 
science departments. To help finance the 
project, the alumni of the Graduate 
School of Social Work undertook a majoi 
fund-raising drive, which brought ii 
pledges from 50 percent of the Socia 
Work alumni and a total of $185,000. Be 
cause of the impressive efforts of the 
Graduate School of Social Work com 
munity on behalf of the project, thr 
School was awarded the choice first ant 

second floors of the building and given 
its own extensive library in the base- 
ment. The building was named McGuinn 
Hall in honor of the School's founder, 
and, after 32 years, the GSSW finally 
moved in the summer of 1968, from the 
[ntown Center into its first really ade- 
quate accommodations on the Chestnut 
Hill Campus. 

The move from Back Bay to Chestnut 
Hill occurred when John V. Driscoll, S.J., 
was Dean. Fr. Driscoll's tenure as Dean 
is the longest in the history of the School, 
spanning the momentous years from 
L958 to 1971. Under his leadership the 
student body doubled in size, the Faculty 
axpanded by 600 percent, and grant 
money increased by 700 percent. He en- 
couraged his Faculty to pursue new 
jdirections to keep pace with a rapidly 
i changing human service system, and 
HDean Driscoll himself took a leave of ab- 
sence in 1963 to direct a Peace Corps 
training program at the University, pre- 
paring 50 volunteers for community de- 
velopment work emphasizing mutual aid 
land self help. Fr. Driscoll was obviously 
'well-suited for the task of leading the 
■School during its most exciting and 
Adynamic decade. In January of 1971 he 
i resigned as Dean to return to the field as 
a research and demonstration specialist 
jfor the U.S. Department of Health, Edu- 
cation and Welfare in New England. 

Edmund M. Burke, M.J.W. '56, suc- 
ceeded Fr. Driscoll as Dean and moved 
'into a role very different from that of his 

"With the end of the Johnson adminis- 
tration the whole grant money situation 
stabilized," Burke said. "A lot of my 
effort had to be spent fighting to keep 
i money sources from drying up." 

The tight money situation did not deter 
Dean Burke from maintaining the tradi- 
tion of innovation, however. Under Ed 
Burke's leadership, the community or- 
ganization sequence was strengthened 
i in the area of social planning and earned 
a reputation as one of the foremost pro- 
grams in the country. GSSW also moved 
into several new areas — comprehen- 
sive health planning, alcoholism and in- 
dustry, and Title XX training — and an 
undergraduate course in social welfare 
was reintroduced at the request of 
several departments. 

It was during Ed Burke's tenure, too, 
that the School became in the fullest 
sense an integral part of the University 

"The move to the campus was neces- 
sary," he said. "A good School of Social 

'Salary is still not a primary motive with these students. Their 
primary interest is helping people.' 

Work needs the University and its re- 
sources." Today's GSSW students have 
the advantage of cross-registration in 
other schools of the University, and 
undergraduates can enroll in a course 
offered especially for them by the 
Graduate School of Social Work. 

Another administrator who has an ex- 
cellent perspective of the School then 
and now is Ruth Fallon, Director of Ad- 
missions, who has been with the School 
for 15 years in that capacity. Like Ed 
Burke, Ruth Fallon believes that the 
School has gained a great deal in be- 
coming a part of the University on the 
Chestnut Hill Campus. 

She does confess, though, that she 
sometimes misses the earlier days of the 
small School, when she and all the 
Faculty could know every student by 
name. She still feels, however, that the 
School continues to be marked by a tre- 
mendous camaraderie among students 
and Faculty. Another trait from the 
earliest days that Mrs. Fallon still sees 
in full measure is the Faculty's dedica- 
tion to quality in human services. 

How does today's student body 
compare with those she has known in the 

"For one thing, there were many more 
men in the earlier classes," she said. 

The ratio now is about two women to 
every man, the exact reverse of what it 
was some years ago. "Also, the current 
students come with a lot of experience 
that they've gained through volunteer 
work and people-oriented summer jobs." 

She noted, too, that the student body is 
a reflection of society at large, "and 
many married women are now attend- 
ing, where very few did in the past." 

One thing that definitely has not 
changed in all these years, Mrs. Fallon 
said, is the motivation of the students. 

"Salary is still not a primary motive 
with these students. Their primary in- 
terest is helping people." 

According to Mrs. Fallon, the admis- 
sions picture in GSSW is excellent. 

"Applications have increased every 
year, and last year we accepted about 
one out of eight." She credits the alumni 
of the School with being the greatest 
single source of candidates. 

Karen Feinstein, M.J.W. '69, can 
speak with some authority on the subject 
of alumni, since she is the Executive Di- 
rector of the Graduate School of Social 
Work Alumni Association. She has also 
become somewhat an expert on the 
history of the School, having researched 
and written that history for a 40th anni- 
versary issue of the association's Alumni 

The 20th anniversary Class of 1956 that counted among its members Edmund M. Burke, iater 
Dean of the School, far left, second row. 


Newsletter. In fact, much of the histori- 
cal information in this article is taken 
from that work. 

When asked to comment on the "close- 
ness" of the alumni that had been 
mentioned by so many of the people in- 
terviewed, Mrs. Feinstein agreed that 
the atmosphere of the intown school was 
certainly responsible for the bond among 
the earlier graduates, but she offered 
another explanation as well. 

"In many ways, the Graduate School 
of Social Work is an extraordinary edu- 
cational experience. These are, for most 
students, years of changing and years of 
intense relationships. It is also a time 
when students are grappling with big 
questions, such as 'How do I relate with 
people?'" She said she believed in many 
cases, particularly in recent years, the 
bond among graduates may grow out of 
sharing such an experience together. 

Mrs. Feinstein also remarked that she 
was not surprised by the increasingly 
healthy admissions situation for the 

'We . . . have the best capacity in the Boston area for a 
doctoral program.' 

Dean June Gary Hopps 

"In this age of interest in the notions 
of 'self' and 'the self helping others' the 
future of such a program can be viewed 
with optimism," she said. "Careers in 
social work are perfect for those who 
are oriented toward humanistic 

In November 1975, Edmund Burke an- 
nounced his resignation as Dean 
because he wished to devote more time 

to teaching, research and writing. A 
committee composed of Faculty, staff, 
students and alumni conducted a nation- 
wide search and selected June Gary 
Hopps to be his successor. 

Dean Hopps came to Boston College 
from Ohio State University, where she 
taught in the School of Social Work and 
the department of city and regional 
planning. She also served as deputy 
director for programs and educational 
policies in the Ohio Department of Public 

In 1972, she was appointed to a seven- 
year term as commissioner of the Ohio 
Rehabilitative Services Administration. 

The committee's selection of a Dean 
with this particular background sug- 
gests a perception of a need for a new 
kind of leadership in a new era for the 

Asked what she found when she 
arrived at the School, Dean Hopps re- 
plied without hesitation. "A very enthu- 
siastic student body, a gifted and dedi- 
cated Faculty. A School that is will- 
ing to appreciate its impressive past but 
not be totally guided by it." 

She is particularly enthusiastic on the 
subject of her Faculty. 

"They are people with national and in- 
ternational reputations committed to the 
excellence of human services." 

What are her plans for the future of 
the School? 

"Actually," she said, "the question is 
'Given the constraints of resources, 
what can we do?'" 

One immediate concern is based on 
the fact that the B.C. program is one of 
the few Masters-only programs in the 

"Those days are over," Dean Hopps 
said. "The masters is being squeezed out 
by the bachelor degree in social work 
and the Ph.D." 

For the immediate future, she said, the 
School is looking into the possibility of of- 
fering an undergraduate concentration 
that could lead to a minor in social wel- 
fare. The strong student interest in the 
social sciences would lend support to 
such a possibility, she believes. 

What about initiating a doctoral pro- 
gram at Boston College? That is some- 
thing Dean Hopps and her Faculty are 
enthusiastic about. 

"We do have a well-prepared Faculty 

here and the best capacity in the Boston 
area for a doctoral program," she said. | 

Dean Hopps is not limiting heD 
attention to these programs alone, how- 
ever. In the future, she hopes that the 
School can have a significant effect 
graduate education at the University. 
And she is interested in degree-relat 
continuing education for graduates flj 
the School, as well as part-time 

"For the future, we have to expand in 
the hard-money areas," she said.i 
"Faculty are wary of the government em 
croachment that comes with government 
grants and funding. No one is com- 
fortable with a situation where the 
direction of the School and the content ot 
courses can be dictated by the govern* 

In an earlier interview, former Dean 
Ed Burke had commented that he was 
optimistic about the future of the 
Graduate School of Social Work, but, he 
noted, "that future will have to be 

Initial exposure to Dean June Gary 
Hopps would suggest that she is a person 
ready to handle that creation. In talkinp 
with her, one gets the feeling that the 
future holds the promise of what Ruthl 
Fallon articulated as her greatest single* 
hope: "That the Graduate School oil 
Social Work will continue to produce the 
kind of trained professional who has ei 
commitment to social change and is not 
just satisfied with the status quo; ei 
person who will have the skills to helpi 
those in need of help and the desire tcti 
improve the system." 


PhUip J. Bond 
1 C 18 Houston Street 


West Roxbury MA 021 32 

lames O'Brien 

41 Pond Circle 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

I^m John Flynn, our permanent Class President, 
M reports that there are 21 survivors in the 
Class. The grim reaper has been very ac- 
itive in recent months. We hereby regret that our 
Class news is a sad report . . . Matthew F. Mealey, 
I better known as Matt passed away June 12 after a 
I long illness. Surviving him are his devoted wife 
I Bertha, living in Brookline; sons Dr. Robert, who at 
the death of his father was in a hospital following an 
' automobile accident, and Richard in Dedham: 
| daughter Mrs. Mary O'Brien in Norwood, nine 
grandchildren and brother Edward of West Roxbury. 
For many years Matt taught in Jamaica Plain High 
I School. Our most sincere regrets for this loss are ex- 
I tended to the family .... Raphael F. McKeown — 
"Rado" to his friends, passed away Aug. 17 in a 
nursing home in Abington, after a long illness. He 
I was active in the public life of his home town for 
, years. He had served as Postmaster of Abington for 
15 years and he was also a director of the Abington 
Savings Bank. Frank Heande and Bill Reid attended 
| the funeral Mass celebrated by Fr. Maurice Dullea. 
Rado was a veteran of World War I. Class Corres- 
pondent is Tom Craven, 107 Barrett Street, Needham 
MA 02192. 

'^>^\ The Duke and Duchess Frank and 
:^£ll Margaret Earls, celebrated their sixth 
wedding anniversary at the Breakers, Palm 
Beach, Fla. . . . Congratulations and best wishes 
1 from the survivors of the Class. Dr. and Mrs. Neil 
. O'Connor are touring in the British Isles. Neil 
i informs us that they like Dublin but London is too big. 
f Undoubtedly they will cross the Channel to the con- 
; tinent where they may see many changes .... Boston 
| will surprise one if you have been away a few years. 
* The late Charley Fitzgerald, '18, was a very popular 
! athlete at B.C. and a great favorite with the 40 
Thieves. Most of us did not have the time or money to 
see the games but Charley would always be at the 
lunch room on Monday to tell us about the contest 
Tom Gately is confined to his home; John 
McMorrow is now at home recuperating from a 
couple of operations. Gerry O'Neil has returned to 
| his home from the Faulkner Hospital. He had the 
I very bothersome and painful prostate gland 
! operation. Get well cards and spiritual bouquets 
would be greatly appreciated by all three .... Wil- 
liam Joseph Lyons, known to all members of our 
Class as Yinnid Snoyl, publisher of the Heights, a 
leader in the intramural sports, high in scholastic 
achievements, a debater of extraordinary ability 
and above all a very popular member of the 40 
Thieves passed away suddenly Palm Sunday while 
preparing to attend mass. The late Bob Brawley by 
some means managed to have a class reunion every 
year for 50 years. Dinny traveled extensively, but if 
he came to Boston he appeared at the gathering. It 
was great to shake hands with him and recall many 
of the happenings so vividly described in the Heights. 
The Boston Post and later the Herald had the well- 
known Bill Cunningham, the Boston Globe has the 
inimitable Jeremiah Murphy but we were very for- 
tunate because we had Dinny, a friend to all and a 

Classmate that no one can ever forget. He loved B.C. 
and was a faithful, earnest, sincere, loyal member of 
the Class. There are not many survivors, but those 
who are left will always remember him in their 
prayers. May he rest in peace. Received a nice letter 
from Mrs. Lyons. Mary and the other members of the 
family send their appreciation and thanks to the 
Class for the spiritual bouquet sent to California .... 
Class Correspondent is Bob Pyne, 29 Presley Street, 
Maiden MA 02148. 


Jeremiah W. Mahoney 

75 Federal Street 
Boston MA 021 10 

^%^% As mv guest a* the Hall of Fame buffet and 
S f induction Oct. 9, I was privileged to intro- 
duce Chuck Darling Jr., son of the famous 
Chuck of 1925. Meeting him were several Classmates 
including Arthur Mullin; Bill Kelleher, captain of 
Chuck's first team at B.C.; and George Keefe, down 
from Springfield .... Bishop Thomas Riley has 
resigned from his pastorate in Cambridge after a life 
of magnificent achievement for the Archdiocese of 
Boston .... Seen at all football games are Walter 
McSwiney. George Keefe and Arthur Mullin, whose 
daughter is an esteemed member of the University 
faculty .... John Norton royally entertained the 
Boston College Club of Cape Cod at the opening fall 
meeting of the Club .... We note with sorrow the 
passing of Charles McNamee, honorary member of 
'22, and Dennis O'Leary. Charlie, great worker for 
B.C. and the Jesuits, died Aug. 31 in Framingham 
where he was residing at St. Patrick's Manor. He 
was a long-interested man for B.C., especially in 
drives, and was an outstanding worker for the 
development fund, his work going back to the first 
great college drive in '21. Dennis O'Leary, B.C.H. 
'18, entered B.C. with that class, and upon gradua- 
tion worked for Bethlehem Steel and later was chief 
personnel officer for the Boston Park Department. 
He is survived by two daughters and a son. Both men 
will be missed by '22. Fr. Thomas Ray, Monsignori 
James Doyle and William Long represented the Class 
at Dennie's Mass at St. Agatha's Church in Milton 

Another very unexpected death occurred Oct. 18 

when our beloved Msgr. Leonard A. McMahon, 
pastor emeritus of St. Rose's Church, Chelsea, 
passed away while driving his car in Cambridge. 
Msgr. McMahon was with us at B.C. High and B.C. 
He served the diocese at St. Rose's, Chelsea; St. 
Mary's, Cambridge, St. James', Salem; and St. Mar- 
garite, St. Mary's Rowley. He was a very effective 
Navy chaplain during World War II. He is survived 
by five brothers and three sisters, two of whom are 
nuns in the Boston area .... Class Correspondent is 
Nathaniel J. Hasenfus, 15 Kirk St., West Roxbury, 
MA 02132. 

^\t\ Fr. Thomas Lane had a serious accident at 
S * » his home in July and was hospitalized for 
several weeks and is now at the Rehabilita- 
tion Center in Woburn. We all wish him a very 
speedy recovery . . . . Fr. Norbert Mclnnis spent a 
well earned vacation in Florida in October. . . . Cecil 
McGoldrick was presented with an award by The 
Small Business Administration. He has been active 
with SCORE for over six years. Cece and Mary 
celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in 
October and his daughter Mary celebrated her 25th. 
. . . The late sympathy of the Class is extended to 
Louis Tracy on the death of his brother LawTence 
during the Spring. Dr. Ed Burke is living out in Cali- 
fornia near his daughter. . . . Jim Daly and his wife 
spent a very pleasant vacation in Bermuda. . . . Wil- 
liam Duffy's family came in from various states to 
make his 75th birthday most enjoyable. . . . Joe 
Comber keeps very busy with his hospital affilia- 
tion. . . . The following Classmates didn't have any 
particular news, but wanted to be remembered to 
the rest of you: Ed Garrity, John Roche, Frank 
Hickey, Walter Dimmock, Bob Allen, Joe Comber, 
Tony Mauro. . . . Joe Sweeney received the Bicenten- 
nial medal at B.C. in June. He traveled all over Ire- 

land this summer with Frank Kelley of the Class of 
'24 and will be leaving for Palm Beach soon for the 
winter. . . . Owen Gallagher has been at the 
Mattapan Chronic Disease Hospital, 240 River St. 
Mattapan for several months. . . . Class 
Correspondent is Mrs. Francis L. Ford, 9 McKone 
Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. 


Joseph L. Tribble 

110 Bay Ridge Lane 
Duxbury MA 02332 

Alumni Office 

Alumni Hall 
Boston College 
Chestnut Hill MA 02167 

^\fe Our thinning ranks (about 114 of us left) 
^^f^ have lost another soldier, I'm sorry to tell 
you. Henry and Bee Barry, just before they 
left Long Island for the Army game, got a call from 
Jim Russell to say that Frank Russell died Oct. 23. 
Thank God he made the 50th and enjoyed himself so; 
our sympathy to his family. Hen and Bee met the 
Frank Colberts at West Point, and, as Hen said "How 
sweet it was!" Ed MuUowney, our first president, is 
retired and living in West Roxbury; his son Mike is 
living in Falmouth. Wish we had done a bit more at 
the 50th to show big Ed our affection for him. . . . Ray 
Scott, my South Shore correspondent, reported to me 
that Al Zirpolo's brother Ralph died early in 
October. Ray talked with Fr. Joe Brennan recently; 
his parish is large and a lot of taxing work. . . . Re- 
member how hard Fr. Tom Quirk tried to make the 
50th? The arthritis was bad enough, but he took a 
toss at Maryknoll and broke a leg; he'll be up am 
about in early December. . . . John O'Brien (long 
John) summered at Harwichport; he has a home on 
John Todd Way. . . . Did you see the team vs. West 
Virginia when they sat on those quick 14 points and 
gave us a very dull game to watch. . . . Had a fun golf 
season and am ending my term as president of the 
Bass River Golf Association this fall. Rose and I are 
proud of a third generation of B.C. students, as 
granddaughter Lynn of Troy, Michigan entered 
freshman year at the Heights. She's the oldest of Bill 
Jr.'s ('57) family of three. . . . John Dooley is on the 
way to his Florida home near Venice as I write. And 
speaking of writing, why don't you? To me! . . . Class 
Correspondent is Bill Cunningham, 2 Captain 
Percival Road, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664. 

^\^9 Msgr. Joseph Lyons retired from his posi- 
f m tion as parish priest of St. Eulalia's Parish, 
Winchester, in September. Msgr. Joe will 
continue his priestly labors assisting members of the 
clergy in the Catholic parishes of Louisiana. . . . Wil- 
liam P. Crowley of Everett died Aug. 21. Bill had 
retired as teacher at Everett Vocational High School. 
Mrs. Alice McKenney, beloved wife of classmate Joe 
McKenney, died Aug. 18. We ask you to remember 
these dear friends in your prayers. . . . Former Class- 
mate Henry A. Shea lives in Duxbury and is a loyal 
follower of the Boston College sports teams. He is in 
the construction business. His son Henry Jr. is a 
graduate of Alma Mater, Class of 1967. His daughter 
Alice is engaged in a doctoral program at the col- 
lege. . . . Tom Murphy has retired after a long and 
distinguished career as a member of the Boston 
Finance Commission. . . . John "Buster" Donahue, 
captain of the B.C. 1925 football team and retired 
teacher-coach at North Quincy High School, keeps 
busy playing golf and acting on committees of 
Boston's Gridiron Club. . . . Tom O'Keefe revisited 
Rome in October. . . . Tom Hef fernan continues to be 
a spark-plug in the affairs of the Boston Catholic 
Alumni Association. . . . Rev. John B. Welch was 
chief celebrant at the funeral Mass of former Latin 
School coach Charles S. FitzGerald in September. 
Msgr. Joseph W. Sullivan was one of the concele- 
brants. . . . We are now marking the 50th 
anniversary of our senior year on the Heights. You 
will be informed of the official activities celebrating 
our Golden Anniversary by the chairman of festivi- 


ties, Joe McKenney. . . . Class Correspondent is John 
J. Buckley. 103 Williams Ave., Hyde Park MA 02136. 


Maurice J. Downey 

15 Dell Avenue 
Hyde Park, Mass. 

^\^\ The sympathy and prayers of the Class go 
£\j out to the wife and family of John Quinn of 
baseball fame who died recently in Califor- 
nia and to Frank Daly of Watertown and Eugene J. 
McCarthy, our funeral director of Framingham, upon 
the deaths of their wives. . . . Fr. John Cunningham 
was honored by his parish St. Francis X. Cabrini in 
naming the new parish hall after him as he retired. 
Fr. John is now living in Tampa, Fla., giving '29 pretty 
good representation along with Jack Kennedy, Boyn- 
ton Beach; Ed Groark, Fort Walton Beach; Gene 
Swanson, Palmetto; Frank Walsh, Sarasota; Ed 
Weiss, St. Pete; and Warren McGuirk, Pompano 
Beach; and Larry Fennel], winter only. Happy the 
man whose wish and care! How many more of you 
lucky people are down in the sunshine and balmy 
air? Leo and Mary Donahue have been visiting their 
daughter in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Frank 
McNamara's lawyer son John is assistant district at- 
torney of Middlesex. . . . Congratulations to Presi- 
dent Paul Markey and his committee for our annual 
fall meeting Oct. 2. There were 45 at Mass in St. 
Mary's Chapel with Fr. Charles Glennon, Fr. Leo 
O'Keefe S.J. and Fr. Denis Sughrue, C.S.C., as con- 
celebrants. Eighteen wives honored us with their 
presence; Mesdames Birmingham, Cavanagh, 
Donahue, Donaldson, Dowd, Fennell, Hughes, 
Kievenaar, LaFay, Landrigan, Markey, Milbury, Mil- 
ler, Murphy, Murray, Frank O'Brien, Parrell and 
Riley. We were so glad to welcome them after Mass 
at brunch in Alumni Hall where the big 1929 banner 
made by our own Betsy Ross, Dorothea Dowd, 
proudly announced us. Paul Donovan, Ed Lee, John 
Mahoney, Gene McLaughlin, Bill Ryan and Phil 
Stuart, old faithfuls all, were there too. . . . Henry 
Keenan wrote Oct. 14 from Santa Ana, Calif.: "Best 
wishes to all. Would sure have enjoyed the Mass and 
brunch. Alice and I left home on Sept. 12 to visit our 
son Dr. Paul who is on fellowship in glaucoma with 
Dr. Armole at Geo. Washington U. Hospital, his wife 
and four children. Thence to Spain, Majorca and 
Morocco for six weeks. Then to West Roxbury. Tried 
to contact some '29ers. Better luck next time. If out 
here look us up." We would have loved to see you 
and Alice too, Henry. . . . "There are those who 
grasp his hand, drink with him and wish him well. In 
no lone and dreary land, shall he who offers 
friendship dwell"— The Earl. Class 

Correspondent is Leo Shea, IB Lombard Lane. 
Sudbury MA 01776. 

0% g^ We regret to report the death of our Class 
-jll leader and president for the last five dec- 
ades, John F. Dwyer. John was hospitalized 
after returning from the Tulane game and died unex- 
pectedly at the Carney Hospital. John was a most 
loyal alumnus, a catalyst for all the activities of the 
Class and most recently as a member of the Fides 
Committee. Frs. Ultan McCabe and Neil O'Connor 
concelebrated the Mass of Resurrection. ... A birth- 
day party was held Nov. 3 at the Sheraton Boston 
Hotel for John E. Hurley. John spent 45 years in laud- 
able and loyal service to the state as representative 
secretary to former Gov. Dever, state treasurer and 
clerk of the Boston Municipal Civil Court. 
Classmates present were Fathers O'Connor and 
McCabe, John Groden, John Grandfield, John 
Haverty, Jerry McCarthy, Dr. Charles Rooney, Jim 
Regan, Ed O'Neil and Tom Kelly. Also Ms. Sis 
Connelly and sons, Ann Hayes, Evelyn Tallino, 
Gertrude Gillovly, Ann Sullivan and Marge 
Kenney. . . . Dr. Rooney, John Dwyer and their 
spouses made the trip to New Orleans. . . . Dr. James 
Carolan andRuth are the proud grandparents of five 
girls and now the first grandson, born to son Robert 
and his wife in Nairobi, Kenya.... To settle the ques- 

tion as to who was the youngest member of the Class, 
the honor goes to Dr. John Vincent Cunney of Salem, 
born Dec. 23, 1909. Unofficial runnerup — that small 
broth of a boy Al McCarthy, born Nov. 27, 1909. . . . 
Temporary Class Correspondent is Thomas Kelly, 41 
Thompson Lane, Milton MA 02187 

^%Jk Frank Romeo has retired from the Boston 
•J I Public School System after more than 40 
years of service as teacher and principal. 
He has three children and four grandchildren. Two 
of Frank's children are themselves teachers; his 
other child, a foreman with New England Telephone. 
Frank and his wife live in a 200-year-old house in 
Norwood. . . . John Mullaney is resting at the Maple 
Grove Nursing Home in Norwood, where his spirits 
and outlook continued optimistic, as always. . . . 
George Donahue, D.M.D., is in practice part-time in 
Peabody. His grandson received his AB in 1976. His 
granddaughter is a junior at B.C. and another 
grandson has been accepted at the University. 
George is a season ticket holder for athletic 
events. . . . Joe McDonald is an insurance broker in 
Peabody. . . . Msgr. Ed O'Connell is discharging pas- 
toral duties in Salem. ... Dr. Frank L. Maynard, re- 
tired professor at the University, died at the age of 
67. He earned his master's degree at Boston 
University and his Ph.D. at Harvard. During World 
War II, he was a commander in the U.S. Navy. He 
leaves a wife, Gertrude, and four brothers. . . . John 
Cardinal Wright, Prefect of Clergy, preached at the 
historic Christ Church (Old North) in Boston's North 
End. He was the first Catholic prelate to do so in the 
250-year history of the famous church. Along with a 
number of our Classmates, Cardinal Wright will this 
year celebrate his 50th anniversary of graduation 
from Boston Latin School. Paul J. Eaton is chairman 
of the 50th anniversary class reunion committee of 
Boston College High School. . . . Class Correspondent 
is Richard H. Fitzpatrick, 15 Hathaway Road, Lex- 
ington MA 02173. 


John P. Connor 

24 Crest wood Circle 
Norwood MA 02062 

0\ f% Your Class Correspondent received a most 
«J«J interesting clipping from the latest issue of 
the magazine of the American Postal Work- 
ers Union announcing the retirement of our Class- 
mate Phil Dooley as the general executive vice- 
president of his organization. Phil began his postal 
career in 1950 in Miami and ended it July 9 holding 
the second highest elective office in his organization. 
Phil was for 11 years an officer of the local union in 
Miami, including five years as president, and then 
went on to be four times elected and re-elected as 
national vice-president. It was wonderful to receive 
this clipping from the magazine of the American 
Postal Workers Union since so many in the Class 
remember Phil so well in his years at B.C. . . . Frank 
Maguire died in August and a "memorial minute" to 
him by Joseph Brennan appears in this magazine. 
Frank's cousin wrote to me about his death and con- 
veyed the interesting information that he was about 
to be elected vice-president of the American Poetry 
Society shortly before his death... Peter 
Chesnulevich, who was football captain in 1932-33, 
died after a long illness in Nashua, N.H. where he 
had served as teacher and coach at the high school 
for many years. A large group from the Class 
attended his Mass. . . . Following up on the death of 
our Class Chaplain, Fr. Wilfrid Bouvier, S.J., the 
Class Committee has elected Rev. John M. Donelin as 
Chaplain. "Father Mike" is pastor of St. Patrick's in 
Watertown and has been a fine supporter of the 
Class for years. . . . Jim "Red" McGowan, who 
taught in Somerville for many years, died during the 
summer in South Yarmouth. John Hanrahan had 
visited him last year and he was in failing health at 
that time. . . . Please help your Correspondent by 
sending news items because without them we have 
the embarrassing situation of a blank under the 

Paul T. Moore, MX 
'34, of Springfield, w* 
the subject of an a 
tended profile in tl 
August issue of Mass.| 
chusetts Physician. I 
retired Navy Captaa 
Dr. Moore is medical director of Masai 
chusetts Mutual Life Insurant}] 
Company and an officer in both local aa 
state medical societies. 

Class of '33. In view of our distinguished a 
rebellious history on the Heights, a blank paragra** 
does not adequately describe us. ... Ed Burns h I 
been quite ill. His son, also an alumnus, is 
practicing optometrist in Belmont. . . . Class CorrrJ 
pondent is James M. Connolly, 10 Pine Street, B 
mont MA 02178. 

f\ M Having just recently assumed the tas 
*J^T Class Correspondent, my contribute 

this issue will be brief. Most important 
I am appealing to all members of the Class to join, 
in building up this column by sending new notes 
any time. Please mail what you can to 188 DI 
Street, Boston MA 02132 or call 323-6234. 
Memoriam — our condolences to Tom Connaugh 
in the passing of his sister, Mary; Also to i 
Nicholas Fiumara whose mother passed away v 
cently. . . The Class was saddened and mourned I 
sudden passing of Msgr. Walter Flaherty, the I 
priest, who died July 20. Among those attending i 
funeral were Fathers Saunders, Tierney, Cald 
Dolphin, Doherty and Dan Sullivan; Also, 
Sullivan, Jiggs Lillis and Dan Cornin. Among 
seen at recent football games were Bill Dinn, 
Sullivan and Phil Feinberg, whose wife recently 
her mother. Again, the Class offers condolence 
We have many members of our Class for who 
are looking to find their whereabouts. If you ca 
vise this writer about any of the following, pleas 
Among the missing are: Ibm Allen, John Bam 
Walter Casey, Jos. Donovan, John Hurley, 
Hurley, John Kelly, Frank Lyons, Geo. McLaugh 
Ray Murphy, Bill O'Donnell, Walter Roughs 
and John Shea. . . . Seen in town recently, Gem 
Stuart, still associated with Massport. . . . Class C 
respondent is John F. P. McCarthy, 188 Dent Strt> 
Boston MA 02132. 


Daniel G. Holland 

164 Elgin Street 
Newton Centre MA 02159 

O^J Congratulations are very much in orde: 
*JI3 Tim Ready who was unanimously elec 
and inducted into the B.C. Hall of Fame* 
October. Timmy won the honor not only for his t 
standing goalie play on the hockey team but also 
his stellar play on the baseball diamond. He is 
first and only member of the class to be so h 

ored Congratulations also to BUI Hayward v 

was appointed in October as New England mana 
of Carl Byoir & Associates, Inc., international put 
relations firm. Bill has been with Byoir in Detroit ' 
a number of years. Welcome back, Bill, to the ho 
of the bean and the cod! . . . Tom Duffy is now « 
the Connecticut Department of Transportation a 
consultant appraiser and living in Wethersfield. 
Steve Hart (the main driving-force for so many 
events) and Tip O'Neill recently golfed on the Cj 
— and by the time this is published there may 
more good news on Tip. Saw Bill Ryan at the B 
Army game, both of us enjoying the win. ... CI 
Correspondent is J. P. Keating, 24 High Street, Nat 



Received a nice letter from Gene Cronin 
and after 30 years in the military service, 
he is now an asst. principal at Gibbons 
ifatholic High School in Petersburg, Va. Gene 
romises to be our agent down in the Washington, 
I VC. area in getting our Classmates to come up in the 
pring for the Alumni Weekend. Thanks, Gene, for 
. he help. He also mentions that another Classmate, 
amely John Driscoll, who lives at 101 Prince George 
ive.. Hopewell, Va., is looking forward to our re- 
nion. . . . Barney McMahon, the retired asst. supt. 
,f the Wilmington Public Schools, has just returned 
: rom a trip to Ireland and wishes he could live there 
ibr his retirement, but his grandchildren keep him 
rom his ambition. I wonder whether his wife, Vi, 
lade him change his mind. . . . The Class wishes to 
* ongratulate George Curtin for the wonderful stag 
- inner held on Sept. 16, 1976 and it was an honor and 
II pleasure to see some of our Classmates from out of 
Hate. . . . Frank Durst came up from Rhode Island 
^(nd he informs me that he spent 33 years in the gov't 
fctervice and is now retired. He claims to be the oldest 
» nember of our Class. He has two sons, one is Father 
Minister at Bishop Connelly High School in Fall 
If.iver. He was ordained a Jesuit in 1973. His other 
lion is married and a proud father of a boy. Of 
ourse. Geo. McGunningle was also at the dinner. 
)arl Caroselli brought along Harold Carr and Kenny 
■Carter and they had a wonderful time listening to Joe 
I |<f urphy, Mike Frasca and Freddy Gorgone's stories. 
IfVe all enjoyed them. Three members of the clergy 
vere in attendance — Mons. John Linnehan, Paul 
IcManus and John Quirk. ... A successful cocktail 
•arty was held Oct. 6 at McGuinn Faculty Lounge. 
"his was part of Homecoming Day and all retired 
piembers of the Band were reunited and played with 
he present Band. John Pike with his bass tuba rep- 
resented our Class. Consult the tentative schedule of 
Invents for the upcoming activities of our Class as we 
lorepare to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Mark 
[f'our calendar for the week of May 19 through May 
lj!2; this is Alumni Weekend and we expect many of 
Ibur out-of-staters to be present. A special spring 
[brochure will be mailed listing all the spring events. 
[Dues assessments are still being accepted by our 
llrreasurer, Tom Gaquin, 206 Corey St., West Rox- 
3ury. . . . We also heard from Dr. Francis C. Kane of 
1(5400 Southwood Drive, Colorado. He wishes to be 
■remembered to all especially Tom Gaquin, Mike 
Wrasca, Jack O'Hare, Tom McDermott and Teddy 
Lrlynn. . . . We hope and pray for Charlie Fallon's 
ppeedy recovery from his recent attack. . . . We 
heard from Dr. John Lingus of 24 Bassett Rd., Brock- 
ton. He was medical chief in residence at Goddard 
Hospital in Stoughton. I will soon be seeing Dr. Jack 
iGilday of Norwood, and I do hope to get him once 
''again involved in our activities. . . . We regret to 
announce the passing of another Classmate, namely 
lames Gildea of Watertown. Jimmy was affiliated 
t'with the Watertown Assessing Dept. for many years. 
i,He passed away Sept. 16 and we extend to his family 
I our deepest sympathy. We now have 55 classmates 
'who have been called to their eternal reward. May 
they all rest in peace. We also wish to extend to Joan 
liMcDermott, wife of Tom, our condolences on the loss 
lof her mother. Please remember them in your 
Sprayers. . . . Hoping to always B.C.'ing you as we 
'{make plans to celebrate our 40th. . . . Class 
Correspondent is Angelo A. DiMattia. 80 Perthshire 
| Road. Brighton MA 02135. 

AA Jim Doherty writes that he and his wife 
- lfl Mary of Bedford are well, as are their six 
children, Carolyn Egan (Manhartanville) , 
James (Harvard with M.A. from Fordham), Pamela 
■ Hallett (Newton), Janet (George Washington), Brian, 
[now a senior at UMass-Amherst after studying at 
iTrinity College, Oxford, England in 1975, and Chris- 
topher who is a freshman at Tufts. Four 
h grandchildren liven up the family gatherings. . . . 
Charlie Donelan, a veteran of 36 years with the 
I F.B.I., has been named an acting assistant director of 
, the Bureau and placed in charge of its Training Divi- 
, sion. . . . Frank Hunt's son Frank Jr. is a third-year 
, midshipman at the Naval Academy. A sailing en- 
F thusiast, he recently won the national championship 

in the U.S. Tanyer 16 racing class. Sailors from all 
over the country, as well as Canada competed. . . . 
We saw Msgr. Frank Sexton in New Orleans at the 
Tulane game. He, Monsignori Bob Murray and John 
McManmon had taken the trip down there together. 
Just two weeks after we returned we were saddened 
to hear of the sudden death of Msgr. Murray. At his 
wake Msgr. Sexton told us about how close the two 
of them had been. They had gone through grammar 
school, high school, college and the seminary 
together. They were both ordained at the same time 
and Bob's sister married Frank's brother Fred. Bob 
also has two sisters in the St. Joseph's Order and his 
brother is an assistant pastor of the Most Precious 
Blood Parish in Hyde Park. . . . Bill and Louise 
Finan's daughter Jean Sullivan recently presented 
them with their first grandchild. We met them at the 
reception before the Florida State game along with 
the Paul Mulkerns, Frank Hunts and John 
Castelli. . . . Dick Canavan is busy preparing a 
program for the class for this year. . . . Class Corres- 
pondent is Thomas F. True Jr., 37 Pomfret St., West 
Roxbury MA 02132. 


Frederick A. Norton 

29 Berry Street 
Framingham MA 01701 

M ^^ The Class has been meeting the second 
fclll Wednesday of every month at Alumni Hall 
at 6:30 p.m. — a few gentle cocktails and a 
pot luck supper. On Oct. 13 we outdid ourselves and 
greatly enjoyed the company of our wives. They 
were, however, put to work calling Classmates for 
the Nov. 6 buffet dinner dance. They drew excellent 
response from Classmates, and many promised to at- 
tend. . . . Harry White and BUI Gilligan, co-chairmen; 
Dr. Tom Duncan, financial advisor; John 
McLaughlin, telethon chairman. ... Ed Schofield, 
ret. lieutenant in charge of internal affairs, Comm. 
of Mass. . . . Larry Howe has two undergraduate 
sons, one a freshman and the other a senior pre- 
med. . . . Two more have joined the alumni ranks. Al 
Kehoe has a son Peter at the University, and Jerry is 
a sophomore at Tufts on a full scholarship. . . . Tom 
Glennon's Patricia is at the University of Ver- 
mont. . . . John Shea is retired from the Boston Police 
Department and living in Nantasket. . . . Class Cor- 
respondent is Dr. John Goodman, 40 College Road, 
Wellesley MA 02181. 

M ^ A try John F. Cremens, L'41, treasures the 
&1 1 honor of reading the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence from the Old State House, Boston 
during the Bicentennial Celebration. As Captain 
Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, Atty. Cremens and his wife had the privil- 
ege of escorting Queen Elizabeth of England during 
the Royal Review and were in attendance at the 
reception aboard the Queen's yacht "Britannica," 
July 11. . . . Congratulations to Joe Zabilski upon his 
appointment as director of athletics at Northeastern 
University. . . . Dave Merrick recently celebrated his 
30th year with Sears Roebuck; he plans on retiring in 
March; and, then, he and Wynne will divide their 
time between the Sunshine State and the Bay State. 
You'll be happy to know that the old pro made his 
first hole-in-one at the Colonial Palms Golf Club 
(Florida) last September and was duly awarded a 
trophy. . . . Attending the Boston College-T\ilane 
game in New Orleans were the following fired-up 
members of the Class: Fran Bellew, Lou Magri, Larry 
Connors and Nick Sottile John A. King, S.J., your 
correspondent's wife's cousin, breakfasted with 
Nick at Antoine's. ... A late report that just trickled 
in says that Ralph and Helen Ryan now make their 
home in Waltham. Best of luck to these new Wal- 
thamites! . . . Wedding bells rang in August for Mary 
Hope Hamrock, daughter of Henry and Constance 
Hamrock of Chatham and North Palm Beach, Fla. 
Mary Hope became the bride of Robert Helfenstein 
of New York; she is a learning disabilities specialist 
and received her master's degree at B.C.; the groom 

also attended Alma Mater. Joseph N. Fallon, S.J., the 
bride's cousin, performed the ceremony. . . . For 
those of you who are wondering about the 
whereabouts of Harry W. Ball, S.J., I recently 
received a nice letter from him. Father is a 
missionary, and has been for 32 years. His address is 
St. Joseph's Rectory, Box 66, Savanna-La-Mar, West- 
moreland, Jamaica W.I. . . . Nick Sottile, realtor with 
Coleman and Sons of Waltham, is presently involved 
in parish work for Sacred Heart Parish, Waltham. 
Nick has been appointed Building and Grounds Com- 
mission Chairman. . . . Recently, yours truly met John 
Norton, former professor at the Heights; he had high 
praise for members of the Class and for the Boston 
College Club of Cape Cod. . . . The Class was sad- 
dened by the death of the late Army Chaplain, Rev. 
(Colonel) J. Joseph Murphy. Sept. 15, at Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas. Fr. Murphy, a priest of the Boston 
Archdiocese, had been Commandant of the U.S. 
Army Chaplain Center. He had been serving in the 
Army chaplain corps since 1948. His requiem Mass 
was offered in St. Paul's Church, Cambridge. Eulo- 
gist was Rev. Msgr. John A. Broderick of Our Lady of 
the Presentation Parish, Brighton. It will interest you 
to know that Fr. Murphy served heroically in the 
Korean War; he also served in Germany and was an 
international chaplain in Paris during the 1950s and 
was also staff chaplain in Vietnam and Japan during 
the 1960s. His Korean campaign medals bear six 
battle stars. Other decorations include the Bronze 
Star with oakleaf cluster, U.S. and Korean presiden- 
tial citations and U.N. and American defense 
medals. Fr. Murphy is survived by two sisters: Mrs. 
Mary Rita Kelley of Cambridge and Mrs. Louise 
Concannon of Randolph. The Class extends its 
sympathy to them. . . . Paul C. McGrath, Ph.D., for- 
mer district director of intelligence for the National 
Security Council and a veteran of W.W.II and the 
Korean Conflict, died Sept. 6, in Omaha, Neb. Paul 
served with great distinction under the Truman, 
Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. Much of 
his work was of a highly confidential nature involv- 
ing intelligence and our country's security. The con- 
dolences of the Class are extended to his wife Jane 
(formerly of Newton) and to his brother Robert A. of 
London. . . . Our sympathy is also offered to the rela- 
tives of Thomas M. Nary Jr., a former Classmate, of 
Woodbridge, Va. Tom was retired at the time of his 
death on July 22, 1975. May his soul and the souls of 
all our deceased members rest in peace! . . . Thank 
you for your excellent cooperation, and may 1977 be 
a year of many blessings for you and yours. . . . Class 
Correspondent is Edward J. Burke, 20 Ravenswood 
Road, Waltham MA 021 54. 

M ^% To date, the Class functions on our 35th An- 
tler niversary schedule have been received 
with enthusiasm. . . . Congratulations and 
thanks to Frank Nicholson, S.J., on a job well done re 
the memorial Mass and dinner. Among those who at- 
tended were: the Willie Wallaces; the Frank X. 
Cronins; the Dick Keatings; the Dave Cavans; the 
Larry Brennans; the Bucky Harris'; the Frank 
D'Ambrosios; the Morris Bordencas; the Tony 
Graffeos; John Donovan; John MacDonald; Joe 
Heggarty and Mrs. Jim Collins. . . Our very special 
thanks to Eleanor Maguire and son, Bobby, for their 
assistance at the tailgate party. In the opinion of 
your correspondent, it was a wonderful social event 
as has ever been sponsored by the Class of 1942. The 
Paul Maguires went far beyond that which would be 
ordinarily expected to guarantee an excellent 
evening (even the team cooperated) for those of us 
who attended. These included the John 
McGillicuddys, who proudly boast being the parents 
of the first offspring of our Class to graduate from 
Boston College; the Tom Flannagans; the Jim O'Neils 
with son Michael, a student at the Law School; the 
Ned Martins; Ronnie Corbet and daughter Nancy of 
the undergraduate school; Phil Gill; and Walter 

Holder Tom Hinchev recently underwent minor 

surgery. All is well and he is back to full activity. . . . 
The Dick Stiles' spent their fall vacation in, to use 
Dick's own words, "the island of romance" — 
Majorca. . . . The Jack Harts recently returned from 


a bicycling tour of Europe. . . . Al Morro was 
inducted into the B.C. Hall of Fame. . . . The following 
is a list of deceased Classmates: Harry W. Brown, 
lames P. Collins, Jr., Francis D. Cronin, Joseph G. 
never. Walter T. Fitzgerald, Arthur R Frithsen, 
Robert A. Gallagher, Thomas H. Grady, John R. Hef- 
fernan, Robert J. Larkin, Francis X. Mack, 
Fredeiano D. Mattioli. Robert C. McManamy, Gerald 
J. McMorrow, Joseph F. Miller. Leo J. Murphy, John 
L. O'Connor, John Pieroni, John T. Ryan, Jr., Charles 
Savage, Paul E. Sheehan and David I. Walsh. All will 
be remembered at Mass during the month of Novem- 
ber. . . . Class Correspondent is Ernest J. Handy, 21 5 
LaGrange St., WestRoxbury MA 02132. 

M #^ This is the final call for Class Dues ($5) for 
fcl«j the 1976-77 year. ... As announced previ- 
ously, your Class Committee is beginning 
plans for our 35th anniversary events in 1977-1978. 
Dates for two events scheduled have been changed 
as follows: The Spring Outing at the Treadway- 
Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine now set for June 
23-26, 1977. The Bermuda trip is now set for October 
5-10, 1977 to take advantage of the Columbus Day 
holiday that month. Other events on the roster are: 
November dance, set for Saturday. November 12. 
1977 and Alumni Weekend in late May, 1978. Further 
details will be mailed to all Classmates. . . . You are 
cordially invited to send any notes for the '43 news to 
Class Correspondent Thomas O'C. Murray, 14 
Churchill Road. West Roxbury MA 02132. 

m M Mike Gargan (abas Kelly Movers. Inc.) re- 
£&£& ports that Joe Dee has moved to Waltham 
from his Boston office. Joe has a partner, 
his son fBC'69). in his insurance agency. ... Ed 
Geary still with National Gypsum in NYC and living 
in Stamford. . . . Bill Boundy has retired from politics 
and is devoting all his time to family and business af- 
fairs. . . . Bill Haley is with Curtin Real Estate of Wal- 
tham. . . . Wollaston duffers include Tino Spatola. 
Mike Gargan, Gil Bouley and Joe Cunningham. Joe 
has the reputation for being able to hit a really long 
ball, but he has no idea where it's going. . . . Joe 
Finigan was one of the opening stars of the Concord 
Bicentennial Celebration, introducing President 
Ford on national television at "the rude bridge that 
arched the flood." Jack has three married daughters, 
plus Kathy (BC'77), Jack at Babson. and Billy at Con- 
cord-Carlisle High. . . . John Eichorn is V.P. of Acme 
Southern in Charlotte, NC. Daughter Mary 
graduated from St. Mary's, South Bend in '75 and is 
now married. Karen graduated from Mt. Saint 
Vincent in '74. Kevin, Chris, Gary and Martha are all 
attending schools from Charlotte Catholic on up. . . . 
Jim Nicholson, lawyer and political practitioner, has 
been city manager of Medford since 1970. Jim had 
three BC graduates in the Class of '76: Jimmy and 
Mary from Education and Billy from Management. 
They followed Francis, who graduated from Educa- 
tion in '74. Eileen is at Bunker Hill CC, Joe is a senior 
at BC High, and Margaret a soph at Medford 

High Jim Dowd is alive and well. The eighth year 

of his presidency of the Boston Stock Exchange 
began July 1 . The family has moved to Hayward Mill 
Road in Concord. Jane, the eldest, is a senior at Wel- 
lesley. Jed at Minuteman Technical High, and Ann is 
a senior at Arlington High. . . . Chris Frynn enter- 
tained (?) his three married daughters and four 
grandchildren at Scituate this summer: also got to 
see the various sons-in-law. . . . Louis Kreinsen is a 
teacher at the Michelangelo School in Boston. 
Daughter Jane. Emmanuel '74, is now at BC Grad 
School. Carolyn graduated from Nursing in '76, and 
Suzanne is in the Class of '78 at Wellesley. . . . Class 
Correspondent is Chris Frynn. 31 Cape Cod Lane, 
Milton MA 02186. 

M ^ Congratulations to Timothy X. Cronin. 

*4«5 P res ident and treasurer, Cramer Elec- 
tronics. Inc.. on receiving man of the year 
award from Saint Sebastian's Country Day School. 
Newton. Tim is chairman of the board of trustees 


William F. O'Brien, 
'58, ofYardley, Pa., has 
been appointed direc- 
tor of personnel at the 
Johnson & Johnson 
Baby Products Co. 
headquartered in Pis- 
cataway, N.J. With Johnson & Johnson 
since 1958, O'Brien recently returned 
from England where he had spent more 
than three years as director of opera- 
tions at the company's British division. 

and has been a loyal supporter of this outstanding 
private secondary school from whence his five sons 
graduated. . . . Thomas J. Loftus has been promoted 
from assistant principal to the director of the infor- 
mation center of the Boston PubUc School System. . . . 
John C. DriscoU is now assistant to Senator Kevin 
Harrington, President of the Massachusetts Sen- 
ate A number of Classmates had a golfing get- 
together in August at the new Wollaston Country 
Club in Milton. ... To keep abreast of the latest 
news, we are mailing a form to the members of the 
Class through which you can keep your 
correspondents posted. Class Correspondent is Paul 
G. Paget. 5 Driftwood Road, Jamaica Plain MA 02130. 


Leo R. Roche Jr. 

26 Sargent Road 
Winchester MA 01890 

Thomas Manning, 337 K. Street. South 
Boston MA 02127; and Richard J. Fitz- 
gerald, 577 V.F.W. Parkway, Chestnut Hill 
MA 02167. 

M Q hi memoriam — Jack Egan. last September. 
^Xfl We wrote that Jack had not been in the best 
of health. The sympathy and prayers of the 
Class are extended to Jack's family, may he rest in 
peace. . . . The response to "Mr. Anonymity's" letter, 
list, and questionnaire has been, at this writing, gra- 
tifying. Please send in yours now. Fred and Lois 
Maguire happened to be the first opened. The 
Maguires live in Ohio, have three children, a MBA 
Harvard, '50, currently sales manager for Tapan 
Company. . . . Julie and Olympia Contrada listed Juilo 
as a self-employed CPA in Newton and blessed with 
three children. Juilo suggested we call Bob Sherer. 
who brought the Massachusetts Tax Department to 
its knees in a successful presentation of his son's 
case in the "Battle of the Popsicke." His prediction 
on a possible Bowl game Jan. '77 for our Eagles was 
reached by a system of non-logic known as "wishful 
thinking." This writer didn't see ANY classmates at 
the West Point game. However, maybe Juilo's predic- 
tion will come true. . . . Tom and Alice Phair residing 
in Revere. Tom is with the Massachusetts 
Department of Pubbc Welfare. . . . Feb. 2 marks Rev. 
Angelo Losocco's 24th anniversary of ordination. 
Father Angelo led every one in the 1975-1976 Annual 
Fund Telethon with 166 donors and nine evenings on 
the phone — wow! The grand total in pledges hit an 

all-time high of $372.840 Ernie and Elena Curelli 

live in Beverly and mentioned their two sons — John, 
who heads the Respiratory Therapy Department in a 
Martha's Vineyard hospital, and Thomas, a 
graduate of the Coast Guard Academy. . . . Dave and 
Mary Ring have four children, reside in Quincy. 
Dave is a CPA and partner in Comeau, Ring and 
Co. . . . John and Marie Leary with six children and 
four grandchildren. John is Marketing Manager for 
Bostik Division. USM Corporation in Middleton John 
has a M.S. in Chemistry, '49. George Savage wrote 
he has been on disability leave since January. '75 as 
chief land acquisition officer, HUD. George can be 
found on his 30' Tartan sailboat. Ft. Myers Beach, 


Fla. He added his only daughter Kathleen receive 
her masters from B.C. in '75 after graduating. Mat 
major, '71 . Edward and Jody King mentioned two of | 
spring, as well as President of New England Counci'i' 
residing in Winthrop. Ed is also Director. Bair ■ 
Atomic: and trustee, Charlestown Savings. Eatoj 
Fund and B.C. Alumni Board. . . . Tim and Madilin 
Connors reside in my home town, Westwood. Ttl 
has two children and is currently sales manager fc 
!ohn Donnelly and Sons in Boston. . . . Nick Palumb 
wrote he has been teaching history these past 1 
years in Brockton, at the North Junior High Schon 
and loves it. . . . Paul and Rosamond Waters ha\ 
three B.C. daughters — two have graduated; oic| 
son. a senior and split end on the Catholic Memori. 
H.S. team. Paul is the PA for Archdiocese. . . . PrP, 
crastination is when you don't fill out the questio 
naire and send it along to . . . Class Correspondent \ 
V. Paul Riordan. 40 Hillcrest Place. Westwood M* 

M^\ John Holland, a tireless worker in til 
fcl J4 Boston School Department, is one of tl 

most knowledgeable persons in the sped' I 
needs program of the system. . . . Tbm Lavin is noi 
acting principal of the Robert Mead Middle School >| 
Brighton. ... Dr. Jim Whelton is working diligent 
as usual as chief of obstetrics at St. Elizabeth's Her 
pital in Brighton. He just finished a crash course * 
Spanish to help in his work. No doubt he masterrii 
the language as he did all his studies at B.C. . . . S 'I 
Henry Barry from time to time. He stays in shape* 
the "Y" and is still one of Newton's fineil 
teachers. . . . John Bradley has been elected by tl I 
Boston School Administrators as their represent* j 
tive on the board of the National Association I 
School Administrators. . . . The two most serious g< 
enthusiasts we know have to be Bill and Dolly Abei 
who are members of Brae Burn Country Club. . . . I 
Bill Burckhart works tirelessly as administrator A 
Holy Trinity Church in the South End and also hea» 
the formation of the Lay Diaconate for the Arc- 1 
diocese. . . . Bill Cohan is eastern representative 4- 
Varian. His wife, Fran, has started a real ests-j 
business in North Andover. ... If any of you of Iri'l 
heritage want an authoritative description of Irela 
today you should contact Sahag and Margai 
Dakesian. They not only enjoy Ireland, but claim iJ 
heritage can be traced back to the Armenians. . 3 
Please drop a line and let us know about yourself a il 
your family. It won't be long before the 30th is up{| 
us. Class Correspondent is John T. Prince. 64 Domv 
brook Road. Brighton MA 02135. 

|" ^% Recently, I heard from Harold Maillet 1 
Jjll is the civilian supervisor of the planni 
section. Base Civilian Engineers, Plat* 
burgh A.F.B.. N.Y. Harry can be reached at R.F.D.I 
Box 1903A. Pittsburgh, NY 12901. . . . Fraini 
Bergin is employed by PuMishers Service Inc. 
branch manager. . . . John Cahill is an assistant pr 
cipal at Lynch Junior High School in Winchester. 
Alfred DeCastro is a partner with DeWitt. Dunce 
and DeCastro Co. Realtors. . . . Daniel Fay is reside 
manager, Boston area, for Blyth, Eastman, Dilbl 
and Co. . . . Joseph Gabbett is a technical coordinate 
with Continental Oil Corporation, and resides 
Wykoff, N.J. . . . Fred Haggett is a district servi 
manager for Utica Mutual Insurance Co.. and lives 
Meriden. Conn. . . . Thomas Kerwin is the northei 
area manager of McDonald Product Corp. . . . Dan 
Leonard is a self-employed attorney. . . . Edmu 
Madden is the director of sales for H.P. Hot 
Inc. . . . Robert O'Connell is president of R. P. O'Ci 
nell. Inc. . . . Arthur Pare, S.J. was ordained in 191 
and is presently at Cranwell School, Lenox. . 
Eugene Ratto is an associate counsel with John Hi 

cock Mutual Life Insurance Co Milton Sachs i 

teacher in the Boston Public Schools — Edmo 
Tbrpey is the manager of Commercial Servic 

Dupont Co., and lives in Wilmington. Del Norm 

Vernon is the owner of Vernon's Liquor Mart. 
Class Correspondent is James A. Sweeney. 
Pomfret St., West Roxbury MA 02132 


John A. Casey 
35 Aran Road 
Westwood, Mass. 


Leo Standard lives at 37 Tanglewood Drive 
West, in Orchard Park, N.Y., with his wife 
and two children. He is a manufacturer's 
( agent for Mohasco Furniture and covers all N.Y. ex- 
cept the city and Long Island. He hopes to attend as 
i many anniversary events as possible. . . . John Troy 
is a planning engineer who does consulting. He lives 
i in Needham with his wife and six children. He wants 
,to get his hands on several bicycle thieves, but wants 

sail to know he is alive and well Atty. Fred O'Sul- 

livan. now from Pea body, has been on his own for 11 
years. He specializes in transportation and trucks 
i problems as he worked for the I.C.C. in Washington 
D.C. His wife Ellen Cavanagh is an artist on Tuna 

Wharf, Rockport Gerry Geary is a resident of 

Sudbury, employed as a manufacturer's rep. His 

wife Margaret wrote a book a year ago. Titled 

[' "Please Know Me As I Am," it is an aide for teaching 

' children with special needs. The response has been 

gratifying. The Gearys have two children Joe 

jFagan. an active horseman, also rides a bicycle in 
| good weather from his Wellesley home to B.C. There 
| he works in Bapst Library as a cataloguer. Joe is 

I married to Eileen, and the father of four children 

4 The assistant principal of the William Howard Taft 
■ School. Brighton, is Bob Hart. He lives in Belmont 
I and his wife Betty operates Hart's Travel Service, 
I Arlington. They have four children and the oldest, 
* Stephen, plays football at Gioate. He also excels in 
I math and history — Bill Fandel helped tear down 
8 the old Jordan Marsh store on Washington Street, as 
| well as put up the new building on the same site. Bill 
I is on Allied Stores staff as superintendent of build- 

I ings for all N.E. He has four children The first 

| event of our Silver Anniversary celebration was a 
I huge success, and well attended due to the efforts of 
I Chairman Al Sexton. All who attended the cocktail 
I party and buffet supper prior to game time enjoyed 
themselves. Congratulations Al! . . . Just a reminder 
that on Feb. 9, 1977 there will be a Class dinner party 
J with Father Monan. It is hoped that as many members 
of the Class as possible will attend this function. Bill 
Heavey will be chairman, and this also will be an en- 
joyable, as well as interesting, event. Letters will be 

mailed to you with details Fr. Joe Wilson and 

Charlie Sherman will be in charge of the Laetare 

Sunday Breakfast, which will be held March 20, 

1977. Gene Gironx and Bill Glebus are arranging for 

1 a weekend get together in April. Alumni weekend in 

May is being directed by John DelMonte Jim 

Kenneally and |im Doyle. John Crimlisk (Evening 

Division) and Nancy (Dempsey) Hanson (Nursing) 

1 are representing their schools on the various com- 

I mittees. Roger Connor and Bob Freeley are also 

working on events, and details will be mailed 

1 later — Gass Correspondents are George T. Burke, 

i 69 Henderson Street. Needham. MA 02194 and 

I Edward L. Englert Jr., 128 Colberg Avenue, Roslin- 



Gass Correspondent is Mary Jani Englert. 141 Nixon 
Avenue. Staten Island NY 10304. 


Robert W. Kelly 

96 Standish Road 
Watertown MA 021 72 

T. Leonard Matthews 

104 Falmouth Heights Road 
Falmouth MA 02540 

Marie Kelleher 

12 Tappen Street 
Melrose MA 021 76 

Arthur J. Doyle, '64, 
M.A.T. '66, has been 
named acting director 
of the College Entrance 
Examination Board's 
New England regional 
office in Waltham. 
Prior to joining College Board in 1971, 
Doyle was director of admissions and 
freshman financial aid at the University. 


Class Correspondent is Jane Quigley Hone. 425 
Nassau Avenue. Manhasset NY 11030. 

f» ^% A recent news release from the Institute of 
J5l3 Certified Travel Agents advises that Don- 
ald M. Casey, senior vice-president-mar- 
keting. Trans World Airlines, Inc., N.Y, has been 
elected a Fellow of the Institute. Don has been with 
TWA since 1968 in various positions in marketing 
and was elected a vice-president of the Eastern Divi- 
sion of TWA in 1974. He resides with his wife, Carole 
McGrath, BC '58, and four children in Staten Island. 

N.Y Frank J. Lies, is a plant superintendent in 

Norman, Okla., and has lived there since 1969 

Thomas J. Mclnerney is a partner in and vice-presi- 
dent of sales for a Goodyear Supply Co. industrial 
distributorship in Portland, Ore. He, his wife Margo 
and his three-year-old Maggie are enjoying the Great 

Northwest Gene Robillard has been associate 

professor of marketing at Loyola University, New 
Orleans. He received his Ph.D. at the University of 
Oklahoma in 1972; he has three daughters; his wife. 
Linda (nee Farley, of Newton Centre) has been a real 
estate broker since 1970. The above items come to us 

courtesy of Gene Robillard We would urge all 

Gassmates having newsworthy items on others to 

forward same to your correspondent Rev. 

Thomas J. Naughton advises he has completed three 
years with XVHI Airborne Corps Artillery where he 
was the proud recipient of Army Commendation 
Medal with the U.S. Army Special Forces where he 
received a Meritorious Service Medal. He also com- 
pleted his M.Ed, from North Carolina State 
University, class of 1975, and is now at Walter Reed 
Army Medical Center in clinical pastoral educa- 
tion The Class celebrated its 20th anniversary 

and enjoyed several events thanks to the efforts of 
the class committee under the direction of President 
Jim Barry — Class Correspondent is Ralph C. Good 
Jr.. 503 Main Street. Medfield MA 02052. 

f— "| Our 20th Anniversary Program was 
r^ M launched with our Homecoming West 
Virginia Day Football game event Oct. 16. 
A buffet and cocktail hour before game time was 
preceded by a Mass celebrated by Fr. Gene Sulli- 
van. Many new and old faces were evidenced with 
more than 110 Classmates attending this fine fall 
classic. For those that could not attend this first re- 
union, please make note of our remaining full slate of 
20th Anniversary events namely: January 29, 1977 — 
Gass Dinner and reception for Father Monan; 
March 20. 1977 — Laetare Sunday; April 23, 1977 — 
A play "Man of LaMancha" with Gass Champagne 
Party; May 19, 1977 — Gass Night at the Boston 
Pops, Symphony Hall. May 20-22, 1977 — Alumni 
Weekend Anniversary Program. Those classmates 
who are interest xl in assisting on any of these 
planned anniversary events should contact Paul J. 
O'Leary. our Anniversary chairman, at Alumni 
Hall — Kathleen A. Bresnahan is living in Milford. 

and is teaching school in Natick Mary E. Cronin 

has recently retired from nursing and is living in 
Monponsett — James D. Devlin is marketing branch 

manager with Bowne Time Sharing, Inc. in Boston 
and is living in Foxboro with his wife Mary and two 
children — Nancy Gegan Doyle is living in Berkeley. 
California and is a school nurse at the nearby Castro 

Valley United School District Dr. George A. 

Favennan is acting dean of the new College of 
Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University and is 

living in Athens with his wife and two boys Frank 

Higgins was recently appointed president of 
Sawtelle Brothers, Swampscott, and lives in 
Hingham — Gerald J. Hooley is living in Palmer. 
Puerto Rico and is principal of a school in nearby 
Navasta — Dr. John Keefe is resident cardiologist 
at the Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton, and 

lives in Westwood Frank Lemieux is plant 

manager at U.S. Luggage Co. in Fall River, and re- 
sides in Barrington, R.I Ellen O'Brien McCarthy 

lives in Woburn, and is director of their title one 
program. . . . Helen Whitman has two boys and lives 
in New Bedford — Celcia M. Young just recently 
moved to Oldsmar, Fla. with her husband Walter and 
two teenage boys. . . . The Gass was deeply saddened 
by the deaths this past summer of Mary Albanese 
July 19 and Martin J. Gancy Aug. 15. To the families 
and friends of these outstanding members of the 
Gass. we extend our sincere sympathy. May their 
souls rest in peace Gass Dues for our 20th Anni- 
versary Year will be $5. As always, this is the only 
way the Gass can continue to fund future mailings 
and activities. If you have not had the opportunity to 
forward in your dues please make your checks 
payable to the Boston College, Gass of 1957. c/o 
Alumni Hall. Chestnut Hill. MA 02167. ... I hope you 
will all have the opportunity to join your other Class- 
mates at some of our exciting upcoming 20th anni- 
versary program events. Let's hear from you. Gass 
Correspondent is Frank Lynch. 145 Atherton Street. 
Milton MA 02186. 


Gass Correspondent is Vinita Murray Burns. 22 
Highland Circle. Wayland MA 01778. 


Dave Raff erty 

33 Huntley Road 
Hingham MA 02043 


Class Correspondent is Mary Jane Eagan English. 74 
Pond Street. Nahant MA 01908. . . . Mary Azzara 
Archdeacon lives in Stony Brook. Long Island with 
husband Don and their four children. Don is an in- 
surance broker, and Mary helps with the bookkeep- 
ing — Mary Keating McKell is busy raising her 

family of six in Huntington, N.Y Parti Peck Schorr 

has recently moved to Texas Kate Glutting 

Arcand is living in Madison. Conn, with Dick, a sales 
rep for a paper company, and Mimi. 15. Teddy. 11. 
Christopher, 9, Charlie. 7, and Andy, 2... Midge 
Day Cuzzone is at home with her family of two sons 
and two daughters in Barrington. R.I. and is an avid 
tennis player. 


John Canavan 

12 Harvest Lane 
Hingham. Mass. 


Gass Correspondent is Mary-jane Mulvanity Casey 
28 Briarwood Drive. Taunton MA 02780. 

Grace Bissonnette, R.N., '66, of Bel- 
mont, supervisory nurse of the medical 
department of Polaroid Corporation. 
Cambridge, has been named "Massa- 
chusetts Occupational Health Nurse of 
the Year" through an awards program 
sponsored by Schering Corporation. 



Joseph R. Carty 

52 Simon Hill Road 
Norwell MA 02061 


Class Correspondent is Mary-Anne Hehir, 160 East 
84th Street, New York NY 10028. 


Maureen Nagle Banks 

288 Pond Street 
Jamaica Plain MA 02130 

£f\ Paul T. Norton, 15 Howitt Road, West Rox- 
■3^ bury MA 02132; Paul H. MacKinnon, 3 
Hitching Post Lane, Hingham MA 02042; 
Jean-Marie Egan Cull, 45 Wareland Road, Wellesley 
MA 02181; and Elaine Hurley Lyons, Zero Mathaurs 
Street, Milton MA 02186. 


Class Correspondent is Mary Hallissey McNamara, 

46 Mayflower Road, Chestnut Hill MA 02167. 


Marilyn Marcou Kacergis 

36 Morse Avenue 
Dedham MA 02026 

John M. Cronin, 14 Westview Terrace, 
Woburn MA 01801; and Ellen Ennis Kane, 
44 Leighton Road, Wellesley MA 02181 . 


Class Correspondent is Carol Sorace Whalen, 29-41 
169 Street, Flushing NY 11358. 

Of" On Sept. 18, 1976 at St. Mary's Church, 
|3J3 Milton Marcel Poyant married Mary Jane 
Anderson. After a wedding trip to Europe 
Marcel and Mary Jane are living in Centerville. 
Marcel is vice president of Rene L. Poyant Inc. 

Realtors in Hyannis From New York Ken Dolan 

writes that he, Daria and daughter, Meredith, age 
four, are living on Long Island. Ken is vice president 
of Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Company and is 
manager of the option department. Many of us saw 
Ken on "Wall Street Week" in March, 1976 when he 
was a guest speaker Gerald O'Brien is the execu- 
tive dirrctor for the Black Hills UniServ in Rapid 
City, S.D. Gerry would like to hear from anyone else 

who is living in the area Frederick Douglas 

LaBrecque was welcomed into the LaBrecque family 
in October. Doug, Judy, Mary and Beth are the proud 
parents and sisters of Freddie. Grandfather 
LaBrecque wasa the attending physician at the 
happy event. Doug is at Yale-New Haven Hospital 
and he and his family are living in Cheshire, Conn — 
Among the Class teaching at Boston College are Neal 
Harte, Len Frisoli, Ed Lonergan and Peter 
Olivieri. . . . Jane Garland Doherty, her husband and 
three children are living in Billerica. Jane is a nurse, 
part-time, at Winchester Hospital — Class Corres- 
pondent is Patricia McNulty Harte, 36 Mayflower 
Road, Winchester MA 01890. 


Class Correspondent Charlene Smith Be tourney has 

Atty. Paul F. LoConto, '69, of 
Worcester has been named Clerk in the 
District Court of Western Worcester by 
Gov. Dukakis. LoConto, who had been 
serving as acting clerk for a year, is a 
graduate of Suffolk Law School. 

Charles B. Connolly, 
S.J., '69, has been 
named assistant di- 
rector of development 
at Creighton University 
in Omaha, Neb. Fr. 
Connolly, who was or- 
dained in 1974, had served one year at 
Creighton as an administrative assistant 
to the vice-president for academic 
affairs. In his new position, he will co- 
ordinate voluntary financial support 

moved to 4 Lisa Lane, Chelmsford MA 01824. 


Thomas P. Torrisi 

8 Candlewood Drive 
Andover MA 01810 


Class Correspondent Cathy Beyer Hurst has started 
a freelance publications firm in conjunction with an 
associate who is a graphic designer and photo- 
grapher. Called Periodical Associates, the business 
is based in Weston. Send your news to Cathy at 146 
Willow Street, Acton MA 01720. 

^fc^y By now you all should have received your 
§3 m invitations to the events scheduled for our 
10th reunion. Representatives for our re- 
union are: Kevin Slyne, president; Marty Paul, 
executive vice-president; JoAnn (Grennon) 
Wallwork, secretary; Ron Logue, treasurer; Dan 
McMahon, chairman. Annual Fund; Marty Daley, 
vice-chairman, Annual Fund; Al Butters and Charles 
Benedict, co-chairmen. Social Committee; and Paul 

Nugent, class historian We ask those who have 

not sent in their dues to please do so (payable to B.C. 
Class of 67; $5). Send them to Alumni Hall. Your 
check is tax deductible. Many of you have asked to 
help in any way you can. We will be in touch with 
you as each scheduled event comes closer and 
specific assignments can be made. To insure 
success, we urge all of you to support what we be- 
lieve to be an excellent potpouri of social events 

sponsored by our Class Class Correspondents are 

Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict. 84 Rockland 
Place, Newton Upper Falls MA 02164. 


Class Correspondent is Connie Murphy Hughes, But- 
tonwood Farm, 174 Cross Street, Norwell MA 02061 . 

f^C\ Richard Sullivan and wife Karen, Newton 

l3CJ 69, are ^ e P arents °f a P re tty big boy 
named Andrew Cameron. The eight-pound, 
six-ounce youngster was born Nov. 7. . . . Class Cor- 
respondent is Arthur Desrosiers, 73 Hackensack 
Road, Chestnut Hill MA 02167. 


Class Correspondent is Marge Smith Mitchell. Beech 
Hill Road, Rockport ME 04856. 

f\f\ Congratulations to Tony and Judy Del 
■35^ Grosso on the arrival of David Anthony. 
^^ born Aug. 10. David, older sister Jennifer, 

Tony and Judy are residing in Revere — Colleen 
Mary joined the family of Richard and Kathleen 
(Chalot) Hughes May 16. She has an older sister, 
Sara Ann, who was three years old in September. 
The Hughes make their home in Clifton Port, N.Y — 

David Haley has been working for the Massac! 
setts Department of Correction for five years a 
was recently appointed deputy commissioner. Dai 
and wife Bonnie make their home in Arlington. 
Walter Urbanek was married to Catherine Martini 
Little Rock, Ark. April 3. The Urbaneks are n' 
residing in Philadelphia where Walter is 
architect and Cathy is a regional planner. Best m 
at the wedding was Fred Fletcher. Fred is work 
for the state of Pennsylvania on criminal justice a 
with wife Mary is living in Downington, Pa. Alsow 
the wedding was Phil Langsdorf with his wife M 
jorie. The Langsdorfs have a little boy Jack who i 
year old — Bill Beauchamp is making his home' 
Austin, Texas with his new bride Imelda Flores. I 
is currently seeking a law degree from the Universr 
of Texas — Congratulations to Bill Connor on 1 
marriage to Jeannie Goodman on Aug. 21 in S 
Gabriel, Calif. Bill is studying law in Washington. 1 
Jeff Davis moved to the state of Washington with \ 
wife Meg and son Jeremy to further his educati* 
Prior to moving, Jeff was chairman of the hist* 
department at Berwick Academy, Berwick, Mail 
Jeff was also his town's Bicentennial chairman. 1 
Jerry Reilly is now a law clerk in Rochester, N.Y. . 
hope all is well with each and every one of y<\ 
Please take the time to drop me a line and let 1 
know what is new. Class Correspondent is Jim Litfl 
ton, 132 North St., Apt. #10, Newtonville, MA 0211! 


Liza Brophey is an attorney for GTE, and is sharin 
Norwood apartment with Jo Flynn — Ed and KI 

Hoffman Lubitz are living in Cohasset Mai 

McCullough and Jane Fitz gibbons are sharing | 
apartment in New York City. Marty is a man 
biologist, and Jane is in the management progran 

Bloomingdale's Henry and Betsy Conaty Misb 

live in Washington D.C Debbie Donovan lives 

Farmington, Conn, and is in charge of all bus toure 
Arrow Travel. She recently vacationed in Ireland. 
Joanne McMorrow Struzziery received her Ph.D.) 
education from Boston University recently. Her < 
sertation dealt with the METCO busing program 
Boston and surrounding suburbs. . . . Charts' 
Boudreau Sullivan. John, and Daniel are living 
Wellesley. John teaches at Don Bosco High Schook 

Boston Bunty Ford Crane works for the St. 

House Committee on Education; she and Dan f 

living in Stoughton Weddings: Nancy McGinn 

Dr. Bart Nissenson, an orthopedic surgeon, Oct. 
in Palm Beach, Fla.; Dede McClatchy to Joseph Ps 

a Denver, Colo, architect Births: to Ann Lessi 

Benedict and Bill, their fourth daughter, Lindsey. 
July; and to Karen Kelly Sullivan and Richard, thl 

first, Andrew, in November Class Corresponds 

is Susan Power Gallagher, 26 Cleveland Stre 
Arlington MA 02175. 

^9^\ Hi gang Before dropping a few choi 

m II names picked up last fall I have a nr 

heart-rending task Last summer onef 

the truly great men finally fell. Yes friends, I must t 
port that the terror of Shean Rd., the Pearl MestF 
toga parties Charley Reagan actually bit the dust, 
and Joan Merck tied the eternal knot Aug. T 

Hohokus, N.J There aren't many of us left 

we're in there fighting While in Annapolis hav; 

a couple of root beers after the Navy game I ran i 
John and Jane (Emerson) Farrell and Kathy and S 
Wasowski. Mr. and Mrs. W. have just moved i 
their new home in Amberly, Md. where they're liv 
with their beautiful daughter, whose picture S 
will show at the drop of an eagle feather. Just as J< 
and Kathy started comparing maternal notes (Jan 
oldest is in kindergarten) I was forced to tear my* 
away from this fascinating conversation to contii 
my arduous task of newsgathering. Ordering anoti 
root beer I saw Steve Ackerman who's teachinf 
Norfolk State College in Norfolk, Va. . . . In the J 
game downpour (the sky not my throat) I hat 
chance to talk to Dick Hennessey and his wife. D 
is with the M.P.'s at Ft. Dix but is looking forwart 


j Thomas J. Berger, M.S. '68, Ph. I). '72, 
ias been named assistant professor of 
biology at Cedar Crest College, 
jVllentown, Pa. Formerly an instructor at 
'Jpstate Medical Center in Syracuse, 

pletes his tour of duty Armand (lay) Pare re- 
ceived his law degree from Syracuse and is working 
with the firm of Kirlin, Campbell and Keating, 
specializing in Admiralty Law Class Correspon- 
dent is Tom Capano, 3306 Golfview Drive, Newark 
DE 19702. 

N.Y., Berger will teach general biology, nevvton 
inatomy and physiology at the 109-year- 
Sld liberal arts college for women. 

oon leaving the Army While talking of folks in 

ne Mid-Atlantic states must mention Patty Silber 

azzeri who is Living in Newark, Del., with husband 

jjjn and four-year-old son Johnny. Being the 

Itmbitious type she is also teaching at St. Matthew's 

chool in Newport, Del The School of Ed. grad 

robably the furthest from home must be Nancy Wil- 
3n who is now at the American Embassy School in 
unis, Tunisia. She'd like all to stop by and say hello 
uring your African vacation this winter, or any 

Ither time you're in the neighborhood Staying 

[loser to home is Joanna Madigan who is now a full 
pie executive director of the Camp Fire Girls and 
f/as recently honored by Gov. Dukakis by being ap- 
■ointed to his Commission on the Status of 
(vomen — That's all for now (isn't it enough) so I'll 
ie running into you 'round Roberts Class Corres- 
pondent is Dennis "Razz" Berry, 37 East Plain St., 
Vayland MA 01778. 


:1a ss Correspondent is Parti Bruni Keefe, 84 
treaton Road, West Roxbury MA 02132. She and her 
lusband just returned from three months in St. Paul, 
Minn, where they were working on a congressional 

ampaign — Barbara Coveney and Barbara Wilkes 

raveled to Greece this summer Barbara Cook 

| as been living in New York City for the past four 
tears, and is an associate producer of the Interna- 
tional Photography Show. She produced a show for 
ihem at the Commonwealth Armory in Boston in 
October — Ann Feeney recently received her Ph.D. 
jrom Cornell, and is doing immunology research in 
he San Diego area. 

n Chris Gorgone was married to Marcia 
McCann Oct. 11, 1975. A week after re- 
turning from their European honeymoon 
Khris learned that he had passed the C.P.A. exam, 
ble now works for Touche, Ross & Company, in 
ioston and lives in Wellesley Tom Burke has for- 
warded some additional news gathered during the 

Annual Fund Telethon Jack Boyle has been 

lamed manager of the Monroe, Wise, branch of 
•irst Federal Savings and Loan Association. Jack 
^ind wife Judy (nee Goodyear) have a three-year-old 
[(laughter, Kris — Craig Froelich is vice-president of 
!| ; roelich Transportation Company in Danbury, 
]onn — Mark LaBrecque is working in the product- 
ion planning and inventory control department of 
international Silver Company's hollow ware opera- 
tion in Meriden, Conn Donna Dolan Brunner is 

iving in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. while working as a 
speech pathologist at Bergen Pines County Hos- 
pital — Paul Berrini is a program planner for the 
jjuincy Manpower Services Department. . . . 
Christine Stone Weeks and husband Wallace are 
living in Longmeadow and were expecting a child 
some time in July — Dave Hedstrom is a junior at 

Georgetown Dental School Diane Beaulieu Palac 

(recently received her M.D. from Rush Medical Col- 
jlege and started a residency in internal medicine at 
Chicago's St. Luke's Hospital in June. She will be 
joined there by her husband Bob Palac who received 
[his M.D. from the University of Illinois Medical 
School — Mike Griffin, another M.D., is now doing 
,a residency in Portland, Ore Angelo Russo re- 
ceived his master's degree in public administration 
(from the University of Southern California last 
spring Pat (Garrepy) Lyons is living at the Bruns- 
wick, Maine Naval Air Station for the next three 
years while her husband, Ensign Ron Lyons, com- 

Class Correspondent is Kate Russell, 44 Soundview 

Drive, Greenwich CT 06830 Mary Lou Duddy is 

Assistant Alumni Director at Boston College. 

^9^% Hope you're planning to attend our Class' 
m ^^ 5th year reunion in May. Details to follow 

in a later issue Tony Balchunas has 

passed his fifth actuarial exam while working in the 
insurance industry in New York Also in that in- 
dustry is Columbia MBA Pete Accino, who works 
with Tony Williamson in Metropolitan Life's invest- 
ment department BC Law grad Joe Tierney is a 

tax attorney with Exxon Corp. in New York Jim 

Giarrusso will be a candidate this spring both for an 
Arthur Andersen tax managership, and for a mas- 
ters degree at Babson Bruce Walker is using his 

MBA from BC as a project administrator with the 

Boston Offender Service Project Ex-varsity 

hockey manager Eddie Donohue is, appropriately, 

managing a hockey rink in Westwood Bill 

O'Brien's latest assignment as a Jesuit seminarian is 

as a hospital chaplain in Chicago Joe Stankaitis is 

interning in Rochester, N.Y., after graduating from 

UConn. Medical School Paul Delory is conducting 

a legal practice in Fitchburg, while commuting from 

his native Everett Dan Gentile has moved from 

Boston to Philadelphia to pursue his career with 

Commercial Union Life Ed Gentile (no relation) 

has finished a Peace Corps assignment in Samoa, 
and was travelling in Australia when last heard 

from Another world traveler is Michael Hackett, 

who's teaching in India, since receiving a masters in 
drama from Stanford, where he was a Classmate of 

Bob Egan Bill Thomas, having finished his pro 

football career with the Houston Oilers, has 

returned to Boston as a teacher Another returnee 

is Tom Bobbins, who's working in the auto industry 

and living in Woburn Recent bridegroom Ken 

Rose is working as a probation officer in Syra- 
cuse Class Correspondent is Larry Edgar, 649 S. 

Henderson Road, King of Prussia PA 19406. 


Class Correspondent is Mary Kennedy Turick, 13-C 
Brickyard Road, Farmington CT 06032. She hopes 

that more of you succumb to the urge to write 

Terry Stephen spent the spring months traveling solo 

in Europe Anne Berry married John Goodfellow 

in May, and they are now living in New Hampshire 

and attending law school together Births: to 

Eileen Scanlan Mulvihill and Tom, a first child. 
Anne, on March 1 ; to Grace Regan Conway and John, 
a son, John Joseph ID, in June. 

^9f\ Ran into Bob Krech at his father's office in 
m «j Dedham and he shares the only news with 
us this issue. He completed a masters in 
chemistry at B.C. and works for Physical Sciences in 
Woburn. Bob corrects a note from last issue — John 
McCarthy is teaching English at Plymouth-Carver 

Regional H.S. and living in Plymouth John Collins, 

married last year, now in 4th year UConn Medical 
School — Tom Casubon is stationed at Brunswick 

Naval Air Station in Maine Bob Novak got a 

pilot's license this summer Cindy CaroseUi is 

teaching at Faulkner Hospital Dave Stasko now 

in 2nd year Dental School in Buffalo Tony Reda is 

in Italy attending medical school. Also in Italy is 
Tony Rotondo. . . . Barry Fell is at B.C. Grad School, 
2nd year Chemistry — Peter Boyle completed his 
masters in chemistry at B.C. now with Orion Corp. in 

Cambridge and living in Waltham Jim Macheras 

has completed his masters in chemistry at Tufts 

And at BU Dental School 4th year include 
Classmates Steve Black, Frank Riccio, and Ed 

Frederick. Send your news for the spring edition to 
me before Christmas or give me a call. Class Cor- 
responxent is Richard E. Paret Jr., 35 Phillips 
Avenue, Norwood MA 02062. 


Class Correspondent is Margaret Beyer, 37 Castle- 
ton Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130.... Denise 
Henebry has completed her master's degree in 
library science and is a school media specialist in 

Oxford, Conn Karen Salerno is living in New 

York City and handles publicity for The Village 
Voice — Judy O'Malley is an editor at Seventeen, 

and Lives in New York City Susan Morrison is 

working for a Cambridge architectural firm 

Maureen Lynch is a guidance counselor at 
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Biller- 
ica. She was recently appointed the Chapter 
622/Title K coordinator for the school, to oversee 
compliance with anti-discrimination laws at the 
state and federal level. She invites any alumni in- 
terested in presenting a workshop at the Massachu- 
setts Counselors' Association Conference in May to 
contact her at 8 Parker Place in Somerville. 

m 9M A letter and phone call from Classmates in 
t £& the Chicago area highlight this edition of 
our notes — John Marenghi and I spoke at 
length over the phone not long ago. John received his 
MBA from the University of Chicago, where he was 
president of the Business Student Association, and is 
now with the consulting firm of Cresap, McCormick 
and Paget, in Chicago. He was in Boston for the 
wedding of SOM classmate Paul Mastrangelo to 
Marianne Devereux, both of Winthrop. Paul works 
for Winthrop Savings Bank. They live in Beechmont 
and enjoyed a honeymoon in Canada. Other 
members of the wedding party included John Rando, 
whose wife Judy gave birth to daughter Jessica Anne 
Aug. 8; Rich Lynch, who has his masters in urban 
planning and works for the Bureau of Labor Statis- 
tics in Washington, and Ben Chin and his wife, Lucy. 
Ben works for IBM in New York. John also filled me 

in on others Eddie Kaplan (who also sent me a 

letter) finished University of Chicago in June and is 

with Ernst & Ernst in Chicago Lance Stuart was 

with IBM for two years and is now at Harvard 

Business School, as is Mike Cassidy Tony DiGiro- 

lomo also went to Chicago and is with Price Water- 
house & Co. accountants — Tom Skeffington is in 

his third year at Marquette Law Jo Ursini, who 

worked in D.C. this summer, is in her third year at 

New York University Law Ralph Harvey Taylor is 

with Continental Bank in Chicago Mike Ken- 
received his Ph.D. from Chicago — John and Nancy 
(Rosploch) Tesoro are the proud parents of Marisa 
Claire, born to them Sept. 18. The Tesoro's live in 

New Jersey Betsy Bender Junius sent a nice, long 

letter. She and Dan Junius were married April 24. 
They are both bank employees — she is an analyst at 
the First National Bank of Chicago and he sells bank 
services for Continental Bank of Chicago. They live 
in Evanston. Dan is working toward an MBA at 

Northwestern Mary O'ConneU received her 

masters in Community Health Nursing from B.C. She 
is presently a clinician in the Community Mental 

Health Program for Children in West Roxbury 

Mimi Wells Shea married Brendan Shea, '72, July 10. 
Mimi is a service manager at Star Market; Brendan 
is a trust real estate officer at First National Bank of 

Boston. They live in Watertown Pat Alanot is vice 

president of the Law Student Association at Wayne 
State University, where he is in his third year. He 
will sit for three parts of the CPA exam in Novem- 
ber Tom Valenti is in his third year at DePaul Law 

School in Chicago Alicia Caulfield is portfolio 

manager in the Trust Department of Riggs National 
Bank in Washington, D.C. She is nearing completion 

of her M.B.A. at American University Mary Anne 

Mason is a third-year student at University of 
Chicago Law, articles editor of the Law Review and 

will clerk for an appellate judge after graduation 

Valerie Jacques has her M.Ed, and teaches in Pur- 
chase, N.Y. She shares a Greenwich Village apart- 
ment with Peggy Lambert who took a cross-country 


Robert G. Grip, '74. of Mobile. Ala- 
has been named the state's best 
television reporter by the Alabama Asso- 
ciated Press Broadcasters Association. 
Former general manager of WZBC. he is 
a producer/anchorman at WKRG-TV in 
Mobile. Grip is married to the former 
Marie Sheehv. '74. 

trip to Oregon this summer — Julie Kane is going to 

Babson full-time for her M.B.A Bob Cooney is a 

second-year law student at Loyola University and 
earned six credits in England this summer — Jean 
Golden is in her third year at Loyola Law — Joan 
Corboy is in her third year at Northwestern Law — 
Bob Johnson works for the Social Security Adminis- 
tration in Washington Allans Dwyer is finishing 

her second and final year at Wharton and will re- 
ceive her M.B.A Denny Daych works on program 

production for the sports department of WGBH (ch. 
2) in Boston. She recently had an article called "The 
New England Racketeer" published in World Ten- 
nis Jane Clancy is in her third year of Medical 

School in Mexico Tom McKechny is in the opera- 
tions area of remittance banking at Northern Trust 
in Chicago and was married to Kathy Walsh. '76. 

Oct. 2 Carol Porembski married Terry Bennett in 

June '76 after completing most of her course work for 
a masters in counseling at Northeastern. She now 

lives in San Diego. Calif Debby Matthews has 

just left Kennedy Memorial Hospital after two years 
to begin grad school at the University of North 

Carolina in Public Health Class Correspondent. 

grateful for the effects of Dr. Cheng's miracle diet, is 
Paul M. Aloi. 186 Lake Shore Road. #3. Brighton MA 


Class Correspondent is Beth Docktor Nolan. 396 
Newton Street. Waltham MA 021 54 — Marilyn Ann 
Jordan was married to Steven A. Croce on August 28 
in Walpole. She is employed by Consumer Value 
Stores, and he is a senior at New England College of 
Optometry. They are living in Norwood. 

4 •■■ Hello! I'd first like to apologize for the edi- 
g r^ torial mistakes which appeared in this col- 
umn in the summer issue. It should have 
read: Karen Maguire married Dana Beeves and is 
teaching in Leominster: Judy Bainha married Robert 
Whitney and is teaching in Winchester. In addition. 
Mary Murray is the first and only woman member of 
the WTDA news staff (not the only member, as was 

printed!) I received another newsy letter from 

Mary and her friends who got together for a reunion 
which was sponsored by Alice Audie. '77; several 
B.C. alums are in high school again at Boston Trade, 
including Thelma Davis ("73). John Daley ("73). 
Adrian Bird, and Joanne Dowting. John Daley was an 
outstanding third baseman for the Trade softball 
team while the spectacular shortfield was played by 
Ed Cluett. '74. The Manager. Joanne Dowling. also 
served as utility catcher, and she is planning to 

manage the bowling team this year Chris Lang- 

hoff is teaching Spanish at Woodrow Wilson Middle 

School in Boston Maria DeSantis is working with 

prominent sports attorney Bob Woolf — Anne Pela- 
garti and Julie Silk are not doing anything new and 
wish they would hear from Kevin McManus! . . . 
Mary Murray, part-time news reporter for WTDA in 
Quincy. was looking forward to her fall football 
broadcasts when she last wrote and continues to 
dream of someday working for the CBS Radio 
Network. Good luck! . . . Eileen Brady, a graduate 
student in business at the University of Chicago, is 
engaged to Chuck Dillon of Arlington Heights. 111., 
and they plan to marry next July — Ellen Egan is 
currently working for Bloomingdale's in Connec- 
ticut Barbara Loonan of Framingham and Ed 

Fiori of Lynnfield are married and living in Cam- 
bridge. Barbara works in the Cambridge Schools — 

Pat Curran is presently working for U.S. Steel — 
James Daly has returned to the old B.C. campus and 

is a teaching assistant in the math department 

William Clair, former cheerleader, is engaged to 
another former cheerleader, guess who? . . . Steve 
Carroll, who graduated from B.C. in December '75. is 
working in New York at Ohrbach's — Mary Pat 
McEnrue is getting her Ph.D. at Wayne State. Also. I 
am very happy to announce the engagement of Pam 
Hennelly to Frank Farley. He's at Harvard Law and 
she expects to graduate with a master's degree from 

Syracuse in December Pat Cavanaugh. did you 

enjoy your honeymoon in San Francisco? . . . Eileen 
Waters and Jimmy Troy, star of the New England 

Whalers, got hitched Maria FeruUo. working on 

her masters' in Speech Pathology is planning to get 

married in April Hyde Park Little City Hall has an 

excellent assistant manager in Steve Crown — Mel- 
rose High School is lucky to have Brian Shaunessey 

as a math teacher Rita Ryan is married and 

teaching at Braintree High School while Marianne 

Ellis is employed by the Canton Schools Maria 

Kavanaugh married Don Ryan '74 at the end of Aug- 
ust. . . . Your class correspondent has been promoted 
to advertising specialist in the advertising sales pro- 
motion area of her insurance company — New 
England Life, of course! Keep those letters coming 
... I love hearing from all of you! Class Corres- 
pondent is Heidi Schwarzbauer. 776 Beaver Street. 
Waltham MA 02154. 


Class Correspondent is Jackie Regan. 210 Adams 
Street, Newton MA 02158. She looks forward to 
hearing from everyone, and notes that a quick post- 
card will assure your classmates you are still on the 
face of the earth, or at least in the vicinity — Kathy 
Hughes is currently working at the Fernald 

School Joann Eve HilKard is sharing a 

Watertown apartment with Regina Kelly and Betsy 

Mason Donna Stimpson is working on a master's 

in urban and regional planning in Illinois — Bar- 
bara Drake is the assistant to the Director of Promo- 
tion for the Faneuil Hall Marketplace Complex in 

Boston Teresa Valdes-Fauli is a student at B.C. 

Law Barbara Calliihiiii is a sales assistant for the 

International Group Program at John Hancock — 
Joan Nash is in graduate school in special education 

at Northeastern Debbie Melino is studying urban 

design part time at Harvard Debbie Brennan is 

an M.S.W. candidate at B.C Nancy Lawlor is 

studying at Harvard School of Public Health — 
Carla Malachowski is wandering around Color- 
ado Dee Brennan is assistant to the president of 

ETI Jane l-amrln is with the Atwell Corporation 

in the accounting department Tina Gavaller is a 

bilingual first grade teacher in Chelsea.... 
Stephanie Marie Marty ak is a research assistant in 
rural health in Maine. . . . Monica Dursi is a graduate 
student at the Rhode Island School of Design — 
Carol Fitzsimons has been transferred to Aetna's 

Boston office Anne Archambault Donna is living 

in Pittsfield Weddings: Eileen Sutherland to Josh 

Brupbacher in September: Pat Coppola to Michael 
McCormack in October; Lisa Antonelh' to Dr. 
Richard DellePorten Mary Ellen Hackman to 
Douglas "Buzz" Olson in June: and Alice Lenora Cul- 
len to John Power Rose, Oct. 9, in Westwood. 

^9fe I recently had the opportunity to return to 
#h the Heights and I delighted in the B.C.- West 
Virginia football game. It was really quite 
exciting to "bump" into so many Classmates, and it 
made the Eagle victory all the better. Rick Carlson 
had to travel from Montreal to attend and he seems 
to really enjoy his teaching position there — Ken 
Brine is attending graduate school at Babson. his 
goal being bis M.B.A Michael Owens is self- 
employed at the moment, and can be seen driving a 
military jeep around the streets of Weston. He is 
really a whiz with cars, and is enjoying himself im- 
mensely Paula Christie reports she is working for 

Rockland Ford, and she also just moved to an apart- 
ment in Quincy WQfred Morrison has returned 

from Venezuela, and he found his stint at pro basket- 

ball there very rewarding. Will is still interested «| 
teaching, and he is pursuing a few possibilities, jl 
Kathy McSweeney. however, is teaching sped, 
education in Westf ield at a private school. As s • 
tells it. she loves the work and the possibility of gait 
ing some valuable teaching experience — A kl 
minute change in plans saw Nick Deane fore 
Peperdine Law School in favor of Loyola Law Schci 
in New Orleans. He will be something to see son 
Mardi Gras! . . . Ray Murphy is likewise in Ntf 
Orleans, and he shares an apartment with Nidi 
Always a master of the culinary arts. Ray is workrl 
in a restaurant but he too may opt for law school. I 
Joe Cincotta is attending Villanova Law School a 
he seems to enjoy it. although he is quite busy. >i 
Two Classmates are presently making names i 
themselves in the N.F.L. Mike Kruczek is really i 
pressing as quarterback for the world champi 
Pittsburgh Steelers. and shows promise of being; 
truly fine pro. The man Mike used to hold for. rrf 
Steinfort. is now doing his kicking for the Oakla 
Raiders. He too has been doing an excellent job, a 
has won a few games for bis new team already. •. 
Bob "Smooth" Carrington. Eagle basketball ere 
was unfortunately waived by the Atlanta Hawksi 
the NBA. However, Bob should do quite well as her 
apparently planning to play in Europe. Joining Bob' 
Europe is none other than Bill Collins, the form 
captain of the basketball squad. Both will probal 

do great things on the court Well, that's it I 

now. Remember to keep in touch, and feel freer 
write. Class Correspondent is Gerry Shea. 207 f 
Taylor Street. Apt. 3. South Bend IN 46625. 


Edmund J. Butler, M.D., '12, Oct. 14. 1976. Edw» 
S. Feeney, '15, July 16. 1976: Ralph (Raphael) 
McKeown, '17, Aug. 17, 1976; Joseph A. Mulvey. ' 
April 15. 1976: Charles Fitzgerald, '18, Sept. 
1976; Clarence W. Greene, '18, July 8. 1976; Chan 
J. McGill. '20. Feb. 21. 1976: Gerald W. O'Neil. ". i 
Oct. 17. 1976; Rev. Msgr. Leonard A. McMahon, * 
Oct. 18. 1976: Charles R. McNamee, '22, Aug. ! 
1976: Dennis N. O'Leary. '22. Sept. 24. 19 
Anthony E. LeBlanc, '24. Oct. 18. 1976; Edward 
Brickley. '25. July 23. 1976: Stephen A. Kobalim 
'26. Oct. 11. 1976: Edmund E. Morante, '28, Oct. 
1976: John F. Dwyer, '30, Oct. 22. 1976; WiDiami 
Higgins, G'31. July 20. 1976: Dr. Francis Marti' 
Esq., '36, Dec. 25. 1975; John T. Bresnahan, '32, I 
19. 1976: Margaret F. Burke, '33, Jan. 30. 19 
Michael DeLuca, '33. August. 1976: James - 
McGowan, '33, July 23. 1976: Rev. William J. Ril 
'33, Aug. 20. 1976; Gerald J. Hennessey. S.J.. West 
'33. Aug. 29, 1976; Rev. Walter L. Flaherty, '34, J | 
16. 1976: John T. Hagen, '34, Feb. 14. 1976: Dennis 
Gildea. Esq., L'35. Feb. 22. 1976: James H. Hazli 
'35, Oct. 20. 1976: John F. Manning. Esq., L'35, 
21. 1976; William Fenlon, '36, Oct. 7. 1976: Jobs I 
Martin. '36, Oct. 31. 1976: P. Francis Martin. Eat 
L'36, Dec. 25. 1975; Sidney B. Fox, '37, July 7, 19'' 
Edward L Morris, '38, Feb. 9. 1976; Msgr. Rob. 
Murray, '38, Oct. 8. 1976: Joseph A. M. Crowk 
L'40. Aug. 15. 1976: Paul Cox McGrath, '41, Sept 
1976: William R. Donahue. '43, April 14. 1976: Jsl 
H. Hegarty, '43, July 5. 1976; Helen M. T. Kelly. G'-V 
June 25. 1976; Raymond D. Lynch, '49, July 7. 19 
Sr. M. Lurana Sheehv. C.S.J., '49, Aug. 22. 1976: Jo 
A. Sullivan, '49, Aug. 18. 1976; John F. Wark. Eft 
L'49, July 18. 1976: Robert J. Goran, '50, Oct. | 
1976; Herbert A. Hkkey, '50, June 15. 1976; Jamei 
Gallagher, '51. Dec. 25. 1975; Leo G. Carney, ' 
Aug. 2. 1976; Eleanors T. Duross, G'56, Aug. j 
1976: Martin J. Clancy, '57, Aug. 15, 1976; Mary^ 
Sasso. '57. July 20. 1976; Shirley D'Ambra, G'64, Jl if 
19. 1976: John Paul Birmingham, HON'65, Oct. I 
1976: Hon. Donald D. Ferland, L'65. Aug. 25. 19 
Susan E. Gardner, '73, Aug. 11. 1976: and Michae 
Ambrogio. '74. Aug. 19, 1976. 

Two former members of the faculty of Newt> 
College died recently. Mme. Nelly Courts 
professor of French from 1963 to 1975. and Frank i 
Belamarich, lecturer in biology from 1965 to 19! 
both died this fall. 


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