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THE VOICE
OF
MERCYHURST
THE
MERCIAD
SCHOOL SPIRITIN ACTION
Published
at
Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania
VOL.
XII
MAY.
1942
NUMBER FIVE
Sophomores EntertainGraduating "Big Sisters"
The
Sophomores have
|
beenworking
;.hard
to
plan
a
party
in
honor
of
their
"Big
Sister" class,
the?
Seniors. After much thoughtthey decided
to
hold
a
mock graduation ceremony
as
their
invitation.!
Diplomas were; made,speeches were prepared,
and the
Seniors were summoned
to the
auditorium. President Anne Johnson delivered
the
graduation
ad
dress
and
Dean Anne Kane distributed
the
diplomas. Worthy
of
note
is the
Summa
Cum Laude
in
Funology awarded Miss
Carmelita
Savage.The diplomas contained
an in
vitation
to a
theatre-supper partyat Shea's
and the Y. W. C. A. on
May 21.
The
invitation
was {very
novel,
and {the
Seniors
are
looking forward
to a
grand time
at
theactual party.
:-o-:
S.
O.
S. RepresentedAt Hershey
This year's annual meeting
of
the Pennsylvania Home EconomicsAssociation convened
in
Hershey,Pennsylvania,
"The
ChocolateTown."
The
sessions
of
both
the
student
and the
adult sections
of
the Association were held
inf
thebeautiful Community
Building
which
is the
social
and!recreation
center
of
Hershey located
on
Choc-
olate
Avenue.
The
adult sessionswere held mainly
in the
Community Theatre.The theme
of the
conventionwas "The Role
of the
Home Economist
in the
Present
Emergency
and
in
Terms
of
Long Range Planning."
|ln
the
Friday afternoonsession
Pat
Conway
and
DorothySzyplik, who represented
the S. 0.
S., heard addresses
by?Dr.
Kath-erine Bain, Director
off*Research
in Child Development, Children'sBureau, Washington,
D. C, Mrs.
Katherine B. Head, Regional Chiefof Home Management
of
the FarmSecurity Administration,
and
MissGladys Winegar, Textiles Education Bureau, N. Y. C. fl^HHX
J
Pat Conway heard
addresses!by
Dr.
L.
Thomas Hopkins
of
Columbia U.,
and Dr.
Charles Peters
of
Pennsylvania State College, {whileDot Szyplik represented
Mercy
hurst
in
a?
panel discussion held
before
the
high
|
school
j
section.Friday evening
gboth 1 girls 1
at
tended
a
banquet.
WBm
*^^HH|The remainder oflthe time
the
representatives
spent!
v i
s
i
t
i
r\g
places
of
interest
in
Hershey.
One
of
the
most interesting hours
was
a conducted trip through
the
Hershey plant where
they!
saw the
process j
from
the
grinding
of the
chocolate until
the
bars
and
kissesare packaged
for
distribution.
|B|
Hershey
is
a ^ mo
del town,
and a
perfect? pi
ace
for a
convention.
It
jislhoped
that
a
large delegationwill attend
the
1943 conventionwhich
is to be
held
mjphiladelphia
so that Mercyhurst
may
find?: itsway
to an
important rank
in the
Association.
Recital Given ByCollege Girls
All ^Mercyhurst
anticipated
the
Spring Recital,
a
cultural
high
light
of the
season.
The
concert
was
presented by theMusic Department, under
the
{direction
of
Sister Maureen
and
Sister Helen Marie. During
the
year,we have often been entertained
by
our talented fellow-students,
and
the Spring Recital offered
us an
opportunity
to
enjoy
all
their|mu-
sical
accomplishments oflthe year.
PROGRAMME!
PianoRomance
in|D-6 __L |Sibelius
The Sunken Cathedral
__
DebussyHarriet BowerA
la
Bien
Aimee
JL
;£Schutt
Clair
de
Lune
&L&*
DebussyBetty Anne Van AsscheLento ScottRita RittenhouseMalaguena LecuonaMarilyn RootMoonlight Sonata
*__
1
BeethovenDanse Americaine MowreyMary StoneyConcerto
in A
Minor GreigMarilyn Root(Second piano: Harriet
Bower
)am
J
Voice
/&f^SHJsRfi
Ah, fors
e
lui
S^^f«H^S|EE^
(La Traviata) Verdi
1
R^f*KHarriet
BowerfflH^^B
I Heard
a
Forest
JSHH^HS^^^H
E
Praying DeRose
a^HggAnne
Marie|CorbinH|H|BSiboneyj I
Morse-Lecuona
AvejMaria
Schubert
^^^HH
A Capella Choir
WHSIBBI
Claudia Evans, Anne Marie Cor-bin, Marie Keleher, Harriet Bower,Frances! Honeck,
I
Mary Ellen
I.
inney, Marion Reagle, Jane Walsh,Martha
I
Haley,
I
Dorothy Busche,Dorothy
A.j
Harrington, Mary
R.
Gallagher,BJeanne |Maley,l|Eva
Jacobs, Marilyn Root, Mary
Par-
meter,
^Eileen
Rehler,
j
JosephineMusi. H^BWmja^^^^B^
|K|
Humoresque,
^^^^^^^^^^MifWi
Ka
Monoplay Fannie Hurst
8K
Mary Rita Gallagher
fJHp&g£
National
Anthem
S^B^g^^^^^^
HHSJO.
S.
Sponsor
'ft
H|
Card Party
mSgM
BThe
auditorium
was
filled Tues
day!
night,
f
April|27,l' with? thosewho
had
gathered
Jto
| attend
the
card party sponsored
by the S.
O.
S.i
The
J
able!
chairmen,
f
Dorothy
Szyplik,
and Patricia Conway,
su-
perintendedlthe
arrangements
and
saw
to it
that everyone had
a
goodtime.
The
proceeds of
thejparty
were used
to
send delegates
to the
State Home Economics Conventionat Hershey, Pennsylvania.
KjljaflB
J|The;
5
))i'i/,c's
of the
evening werewon
I by J
Mary
fParmeter,
SusieBurns, |and
| Merri Hoi
way.
But,
regardless
of
whetherfthey
werelucky
or
unlucky,
everyone I
votedthe party
a
huge success.
^^^a
Miss Regan MarriedIn May Ceremony
ICongratulations^are link
order.On May 9,
in
Cleveland, Miss EdithRegan, Assistant
I Professor
1 ofEducation, became|Mrs.1 Henry
Sisek.
BI^HNB^^^II
Dr.
and
Mrs. Sisek
are now in
San Francisco, from where
he ex
pects
to
sail
soon!
for
Hawaii.Best wishes may
be
offered aboutMay
25
whengMrs.
Siseklwill
re
turn.
?&BHH^BBHBHSI
:-o-:
Sodalists
Attend!
raj
World Sodality Day
Sodalists
the
worldfover
unitedwith
the
Holy
Father,!
Pope PiusXII
on May
10,
|
World SodalityDay, beseeching
our
Lady
to
bringpeace
to the
hearts
of
men.E
On
this
Sunday,
Sodalists everywherepaid homage
to
their patron,
the
Blessed Virgin
Mary.BWorld
So
dality
Day is the
biggest
day of
the year
for
all! Sodalists,
and
plans
for the
celebrations were
in
progress
for
months.
Kttn&^&ffl&t
The Erie Sodality Union, whichis certainly one
of the
most activeSodality Unions
in
I
the country,held
an
impressive ceremony
at St.
Peter's Cathedral! which
was at
tended
by a
majority
of
the Mercyhurst
girls
A
The
feature
off
the
ceremony
was the
procession
and
placing
of
floral tributes
at the
altar
of Our
Ladyjby
the
executive
board
{members, {prefects,
and
junior prefects
of the
Erie Sodality Union;
I
Pauline Lynch, Mercy-
hurst's
I prefect,
i
participated
5
in
this,
j
Father
Robert!
Huntef
de
livered
the
sermonjfor
this occa-
si
on.
BBHSiTO^tfB^Pptry''
!
:
*
<y
"
1 Sodalists
who
participated
in
the
WorldSodality! Day*ceremoniesgained!
a J
Plenary Indulgence
by
fulfilling
the
usual requirements.
:-o-:
English
Club
Wm
Fetes Its Seniors
The
English £
Club* honored
its
twenty-one Senior members
at the
final meeting
of the
year held
on
April
29 in
the lounge. The lounge
was I
beautifully^
decorated
withfresh Spring flowers
for the
occasion. 5The
i
new
'president,
GloriaLutz, was
in
"\
charge
of*
the
program which
was
dedicated
to the
Seniors
as a
1
a
s
t
\
acknowledgment
?of
theif,
great|
contributionsto
the
success
oflthe
club,
^'jj^;
S
The;
program?began
with
a
tribute
to the
Seniors
by
Gloria Lutz.Then followed personality sketches
ofJthe
Senior
English*
majors,
;a
poem dedicated
to
%
the
&
Seniorswhich
was
composed
and
read|byRosalie fgLoGrasso,
J
an
pr
originalpoem
by
Margay Savage,
and
Senior vignettes by
*
Anne Johnson.The rest
of the
program consistedof
games,jthe reading!of
poetry,
and j
a song honoring
jthe
Seniorswhich was written
by
Kay Monroeand
Rosalie
LoGrasso. 1 While
re
freshments were! served,
the mu
sic
of
Strauss
J
waltzes filled
the
room.
H^^^^^HjH^^H^B^^^S
Kit
was
lal
lovely party, quite
in
keeping with
the
traditions
of the
English club,
and
thelSmiors
are
most grateful
for
it.l-^HEB^H
New Program PlannedFor May Day Ceremony
Glee Club SingsIn Joint Concert
B The 1 Mercy
hurst
i
College] GleeClub's
annualj
joint!
concert withthe Canisius College Glee Club
of
Buffalo,
New!York,
was
held
at
Mt. Mercy Academy, Buffalo, Sunday, April
26.
m
HSE|
H»
fig
The program was
as
follows:
fig
Hallelujah Chorus, from
SSafBgl
the
"Messiah"!.K^^pHandel
Beautiful
Saviorf.-JBE
M.
Chris-
tiansen ^^^^^^^^^B^S^^^M
tag
Mercyhurst College
GleetClub S
Ave Maria
|g£
Schubert
{
*p?S
Solo
by
Harrietf
Bower
EpS
Where'er You Walk, from
^^LMI
"Semele"§ Handel
Now
is the
Monthfe^^^^^T^
|w
of
Maying Morley
-/§5$Canisius
College
('-Glee
Club
mi
Intermezzo
j
Provost
iJ^faf
Solo
by
Frances Honeck
ir#§P
The Donkey Serenade,
from/^£U.^
the "Firefly"
Friml
Let
My
Song v
Fill Your
v
'-:£i
';*.
Heart Charles
^Mercyhurst
College^ Glee Club
H
Eri Tu, from
"Un Ballo
)
v
J^i
'^|in
Maschera"
_:
''
Verdi
if^ySolo
by
Norbert
J.
Winkler
;
;
Steal Away,
Negro«^Aw^^f|p@W*
#3*
Spiritual
arr.,
Ringwald
John Peel, English Hunting V.
'•;'Song
arr., Andrews
'Av^iCiiBisius
College Glee Club
'
Stars
in
My Eyes, from
/
"The King Steps Out"
_
Kreisler
'•Solo
by
Harriet
Bower
Siboney LecuonaSong
of
Love, from"Blossom Time" RombergMercyhurst College Glee ClubWill
You
Remember, from"Maytime" RombergCaptain Mac,Sea Chantey SandersonViking Song Coleridge-TaylorCanisius College Glee ClubGloria, from
-4
"TwelfthMass"MozartCanisius
and
Mercyhurst
,
V
:' College
Glee Clubs
.
\v../Following
the
concert,
the
Mercyhurst Club members were entertained
at a
dinner-dance
at the
Lackawanna Hotel
by the
Canisius Glee Club.
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:
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'.'•;..
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k
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J
i-i
Scapulars Sent To^
'l
Armed;
Forces
^IM
Sodalists have again shown theirwillingness
to do
their part
to
helpby making
scapularsjfor
the
boysin camp.
| Material?was|sent
for
and over
a
hundred scapulars wentback
to
the
Scapular Militia
in its
place.
jThe
Committee, under
the
chairmanship *
of Mary Hilkert,
is
to
be
congratulated
on jthe
speedand
capabilitylwith I
which
f
theydisposed
of
this
task.pBfeSBflBBfiBIR
The
problem
Inowt
facing
Ithe
Scapular Militia
is
getting moneyto
buy
material
for the
scapulars,and here
1
again
Ithe 1
Sodality
is
helping
out.
j
Its motto
is "A
penny
a day
during May" from eachSodalist.
JThe
box for the
moneyis
in the
College Hall;
so
come
on
f*m
Yes,
we are
having the j traditional Maya Day
i
at
Mercyhurstthis year,
but in an
untraditional
manner.
§
On
|May 24,1
with;
the
pageantry
and
pomp added
to the
rare beauty
of a day in
May,lwe
shall honor Mary, our Queen
of
theMay.
jWe
give
her lour
best tal
ents—the
I
beauty
iof l ourl
May
Queen,
the
graces
of
dancers,
the
melody
of our
songs
and
prayersin
her
praise.
S^^H^BBK^^^^H
fM
But all
of
this
is
traditional, and
If saidl
there
I
would
be I
some
de
parture from tradition.}
Inlformeryears,!May
Day had
three focalpoints:
the
Queen's throne
on the
front campus,
ithe
Grotto where
the;Blessed
Virgin
was
crowned,and
the
chapel where benedictionclosed
J
our
May
Day.
| Rumor
has
it
that j
this year
the
en tire
^program
will!take
place
on the
frontcampus.
|
There will
be
more
dancing
and
singing,
greateribeauty
in
colors, costumes,
and
pageantry.
3*£
Mid this
|
May Day beauty,
we
crown
our
May Queen
of the
cam
pus—Claudia,
t
L o n
g
Njmay she
reign!
C?-je^^^v^^i^:.
:
£%;*|£^
i^Q
+$£iw$M®'
:
"
0-:
£W$&li&Wi
|
Delegates
ReportlOn^^
Peace
Congress ^^
Betty Dailey
andjfGloria
Santo-
menna
were delegates representing
the
Mercyhurst InternationalRelations Club
at the
Sixth
An
nual Students'. Conference
of the
Catholic Association
of
;Interna
tional Peace.-' The Conference
was
held
at
the
College
of New Ro-
chelle,
New
Rochelle, New York,
on
April
8, 1942.
Sister f .'Mary
Anna attended
the
teachers' conferences and also observed
the
student
meetings.
[J'-?y^-S'i^
:
i*-fr:$?:
'.One
of the
main ^objectives
of
the Conference
was to
discuss
In
ter-American action
for
the Pope'sPeace
>
Program,
x The£
AtlanticCharter
was
also
^ discussed:and
compared
-with
'the
•?Pope's
program.
The
discussion/brought otit
that
the
Atlantic
Chartei
is
Jma-
terialistic
in its
aims,
while
the
Pope offers
a
much more comprehensive
and
constructive programfor securing
a*lasting
peace.
;H*|j|
.
Obstacles
to
Inter-Amerjcan
cooperation, together with
the
needsand methods
of
securing better co
operation^
were discussed,also. SB|
^
The aim
of|the
Catholic Asso
ciation!
of
^ International
Peace!
is
best J
set
forth
by I
Pope Pius
XII
when^he
expresses
the}wish
that"humanity
Swill
|
befflsufficiently
matured intellectually
and
capablein action
to
prepare It
he
ground
of
the future
for the
new order thatwill be
(solid,
true,
and
just."
j^H
As
Catholic College students,
it
is our duty
jto
take} advantage
of
our training so
that|we
may becomeleaders
in
carrying
out the
fulfillment
of
this wish.
^^H^H&fllRv^
HB^H^H—Gloria
Santontennagirls, contribute!
IA
penny
a day
won't hurt
any
i
one,
but it
willmean
a lot
toward helping
out the
Scapular
Militia,
apt
 
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The Lost Generation
While the "big berthas" of the first world war were coolingoff, while the ink on the armistice was not yet dry, we wereborn. They have since called
usfthe
"lost
generation"—they've
pitied us! /We teethed on the post-war days and we learnedto walk and talk in homes that were being reestablished after the great encounter. |Then, there was a period]
folio
wing this when we justgrew. Years in which we started to school and learned ourfirst rights and duties. Years when we built our firm foundation of
life—faith
in God, good morals, high ideals, andcourage. Upon this foundation we were to construct our fu
ture—a
future which was
tojbe
the trial of all humanity.Next, we were introduced to the "boom
days''—days
inwhich we were given all our hearts desired. They
saidjwe
werethe "spoiled generation!"
]
Then, just when we were oldenough to understand the meaning of wages, finances, security, and Wall Street, the scene changed and the curtains of thedepression fell. We were swept off our feet, tossed head overheels, and churned in a muddled world.
|The
security of ourhomes, of
business—the
security of the
whole world—was
undermined. The World was caught in the "quicksands" of
depression—men
were hungry, jobless, desperate.
There I
wereno jobs for experienced men—how, then, could we, the younger generation, expect to find a job? So we wandered downhopeless roads. They called us the "lost
generation"—they
pitied us!
*
^p*|*
Ourrlife
so
far hadfbeen^like
an
electograph-gone
"hay
wire"—registering
crazily from one extreme to the' other.But we were being schooled in the University of Life, we weregaining valuable experience,! priceless knowledge.
jWefhad
seen successful men fail;
welfhacUseen
years
and
I years of
skillful fbuilding
and
hardjwork
crumble and
fall.j
All thistime we had been studying why the world
hadjbeen
caught inthe clutches
of §
chaos, we had been detecting which bricks inthe foundation were weak
andl
faulty.
I
We
I
were learning.The world ,had been
selfish—the
world had been ignoring God.The depression was severe, deteriorating. It was long andhorrible,
butjyears
passed and time healed it. J Now the daywas
here—we
were to make our debut. The "lost generation''was at last to have a formal
debut!!Our
"coming out" partywas an "all out" party for
defense—World
War II was here.They've called
£
us and we're ready. ] We're young, we'recourageous, we'll
fight,SandMwe'll
win.
I
Yes, the future is
black—we
can't plan, we can
onlyftrust
tin God and hope.We've
learned
to| "take lit | and we're not afraid ofwhat's ahead.
^It'sf
always darkest before the dawn!We're willing to see this thing through and we're going tobuild a glowing future beyond the perils of this war. We'regoing to win! The "lost generation" shall be
found
and uponit shall be built the
future—a
future led by God.
Amelia
ODea
:-o-:
Where
Has
It
Gone?
Where has it
gone??
From the gay, singing college freshmen
oflyesterday
we have suddenly become victims of upper-class;reputationsiand^airs.
I Ourlhappy
days of carefree im-pishness, our "innocent-fun" days, those
Ihalf-work-half-play
days that we all loved have suddenly gone and there remainswhat I suppose should be expected of real college women. Butwhy must this happen? Yes, you will say that it is maturityand that it is about time for us to think of more adult matters
than
roller skates, chocolate cake, and lollypops. Our futuresare in the making so we must take advantage of the present.We will all agree to that, but why must everything change sosuddenly? The dining
roomlused
to ring with the tunes ofcollege songs. The halls resounded with gleeful voices fromthe lounge "jam sessions." The residence halls were gay withlively girls dodging campuses. But this is no longer prevalent.There is
a|definite
lack of spirit among^us, from the greenest
freshman f
o the most dignified senior. Our songs are
In the Huddle WithSavage
Much time has elapsed since thesurprise party for the
ba ketball
team. I never had so much fun inone evening. We all
agreedtwhen
we said that we shall never forgetit. We want to thank MotherBorgia and
Sister?MarytAlice
forthe whole affair.Again, we, Claudia, Jeanne, Helen, Katie, Janie and myself wishthe
team:all
kinds of luck nextyear, and we sure;- will miss thepractices we all came to so faithfully. (?)
'•£ i
1111
SUN—Connie
is black already,Pigeon, thelittle!Indian,! needsabout two
more
hours
in-the
sunto get a good tan, and I could livein the
land!
wherethe!sun neversets and I would still be white. (Imean never tan.)
|
But then, wasn'tit Shakespeare who always wroteabout fair ladies? {-(No remarks,please). HK^SEi"
JH^^^HHSMS
Baseball lis in full [swing, and Imean swing. You should have seenMiss Quinn swing (and miss) whenMr. D. put
I them I
right over theplate. I (just call me talent scout)was
watching
Helen
Mault
on thehockey field playing baseball the
other{day
and I would venture tosay that
thelDodgers
might evenconsider her for their first team.Chicken has
af.
sport
J
all of herown. [Bike riding.
I
Ask
her f
howshe felt the day after?
MftBlgraas
Let's
see—there's
tennis, horseback riding, tennis,
golf,
and!
en
-nis I should tell you about,
lbut
Iguess I'll wait till the
next
tissue.(If I'm still on: the
staff.I
Howabout itfD.
M/W7?)
G
Bye
:-o-:-
Beautif ul
World
The world is lovely tonight;
pf^'l
The snowflakes fall
f
as | wisps of
HBj
purity
fflB^^^^^^y _ffi^-'
?
-Prom
veiled skies, grey and never-fflgff ending. B^^^^^^^/'i^^^^The air is still; a single breath
^
Falls as a
mightip cataract ;h^4|;/>
'••'
Upon a quiet stream.
i^^^S^-/,^>
Eternal fir trees stand as ^?3?^
gSHIsenti
nels,
'!u^if'
,
iL^^t^Q^^iU
:;
''
White-washed
by the heavenly
*&JV
Hm
shower of flakes,
SS*"!^v*yV§
White-clad in a pure white world.From o'er the hill-top, the moon,Garbed in a veil of mist
^c^.^^
Rises,filling the heart of one
-T
:
^*
Who whispers,
"Lord,
*?^?*ft^;^fi^Thou hast made
njty
world beauti-
|§|
ful
tonight."
'<-
*$1111111111 g&j —Pat
Schilling
:-o-:
The lungs of
the
%
average mancontain
about!)five!quarts
of air,and you can estimate for yourselfhow much of it is
hot/^^^5?^^?
slowly
forgottenfe
by
Jthe
Supper-
classwomen; and, worse than that,the newcomers are not even givenan opportunity to learn them. Wehave changed and it is disturbing,because we have lost
muchiof
ourenthusiasm
I andl
animation,
B
Inthose happy days! when
a
I livelysong
orfpun
burst forth frequently to enliven
the *
"crowd," we hadthe real college "spirit" which isso necessary after books and typewriters.! Would that
wejfcould
regain that lost "spirit." We
need
iei
m
i
ai
sSlif
—Gloria Lutz
CLUB CHATTERFortune's Favor
With the arrival of springand flowers, Mercyhurst Clubsreach full bloom. Far from
suf
fering the effects of spring fever,our departmental groups have attained the peak of their activitiesfor the year, with elections, tag-ends of business, and climatic final meetings.THE SODALITY!The Sodality, meeting,
J
appropriately enough, on the eve of theAnnunciation, had the pleasure ofhearing Rev. Arthur Finan of the
Redemptorist
Fathers of Northeast, Pa. Father
Finani
refutedPresident Roosevelt's recent statement
that|we|are
fighting for aChristian ^civilization, and 'citedstatistics on divorce, birth controland I non-Christian education toprove I his I argument I
forcefully
Prefect Pauline Lynch and Genevieve Grotz, I co-chairman of theCatholic
{Literature
I Committeegave aninteresting account of the
Buffalo iSodalityl
Conference, emphasizing Father Lord's challenging address
jto
college Sodalists onthe meaning of democracy. uClau-dia Evans acquainted the Sodalistswith the
National
{Federation ofCatholic Colleges,! which I Mercyhurst joined last year, and outlinedits future plans.
§A
committee hasbeen appointed tojmake scapularsfor
distribution!to
I
theI
Catholicsoldiers,
gfekffsraffii^^^^^^^^l
Pf $ $j
THE A. A.J
9^^H
%
On March 19, new members wereput through their paces at a lively meeting
inj^the
Lounge. Thoseinitiated were Wanda Grabowski.Catherine O'Rourke, Dorothy AnnHarrington, Margaret Jane Aaron,Margay
*
Savage, Loretta Crowley,and Jane Walsh.
T
The
{aforesaid
[ an
f
impromptuplaylet, a more impromptu] amateur program,^ and
Ian linquisition
of the candidates by senior members.
Refreshments were served;then
everyone
;
played
I "Here WeGo 'Round the ^Mountain." It wasloads of fun!
£
May
wefadd
par-
y->[r}
(Continued
on?
Page 3)
U
"paces" included
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JUNIOR JOTS
"
Spring again!
'island
fever, tennis rackets, sun-tans,
*
golf clubs,and semester .windups! I But bestof all comes the expectation of theJune Prom
»
and|
what a
\
dance!Start planning
\
now
fbecause
youwon't want to miss i|.
JThe
Juniors are most anxious to give ourSeniors the| type of
dancejwhich
they deserve, so be prepared forthe best.
I HHPres4
nas
I
stopped commutingbetween Niagara Falls, JYoungs-town, and Erie to make plans forJune 6,
sojit
is bound to be a success.
^^^^^p^^^^^B8)B I
^i
Shorty
had quite a
|time
at thewedding inlgPittsburgh. Reportsare that she was almost mistakenfor the bride. JWell, as consolationfor herj roommate, she
I
broughtback a piece of wedding cake withthe slogan "We can dream, can't
we?
M
wn
Pat
andjpottie Szyplikfseem
tohave had quite a
I
time for themselves at
Hershey—"it
was plentysweet," they! say, "and we werebusy every minute."H^This isn't so sweet as candy atthe chocolate center, but it meansa
lot!
more, especially when youcan't eat sweets. |If you like thestate of Texas, or have a?particu-
lar
liking for nuts, consult Phyllis
^ |(Continued
on Page 4)The night air carried
thejscent
of rain, a spring rain that washesaway winter and housecleans thewhole world
invpreparation
for thefirst spring flowers.
\
As
Jean I
whizzed down to thefirst floor, she hummed a littletune."You sound happy, Miss Sed-ley," the elevator boy said as heopened the doors.
If
"Oh, I am, Jim," she replied."There's
nothing
\
like a little rainto make the violets sit up and takenotice."
{
As she; left the elevator, JimDarcy observed this handsome,well-dressed girl and thought whata snap she had, singing with a big"name" fband, living like a princess;and here he was running alift for every "stupe" that camealong.
Theired
light went on, interrupting his reverie,
\
and
I
heducked into his "jalopy" tolgiveanother "stupe" a ride.
^*^^HH
As Jean came into the| streetand stepped into a waiting cab shenoticed that a
f
ine
*
drizzle wascoming down. The
breezeIsoftly
touched her cheek
£ andl
hurried
past.
^>^H^^^HHi
"Radio City,* driver," she said,and settled back to think about
to
night's broadcast. 1 She hoped that
Lem
would not be angry when shetold him that
j
she was [signing amovie contract. He probably wouldbe, for she was leaving himlin apretty bad spot; but, after all, shedidn't owe Lem anything. I She hadearned
herlliving
by
hard!work.
It was true he had found her doing vocals with a hick
band I
in adumpy little snightfelub,
J
but she
jBm
{(Continued on Page
3)
9H9
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PEN,
INK,
landPOWDERPUFFS
B|
Come on, let's go for a walk onthe campus.
I
We don't have a classthis period so I we
I.
may
as.Swell
drink in! some fresh air
rand
^indulge in a little intellectual gossip.I Isn't
I
this spring
air J
romantic?Oh, look, there's
Torm
over there,I hear she spent
a Ibusy
weekendat
Villanova.BSome
people haveall I the!
luck—or
looks.
Regina
was enjoying herself in Pittsburghthe weekend ofthefnineteenth.
S11
wish I knew if anyone's goingto the little store. I'd like them
tojbuy
some 3 in
1
oil for Buxom
Botzum's
and Buxom Root's hua-raches.
H^^^BBHia
1Just listen to thosefbirds!
ITh|y
sound almost as good as the GleeClub.
J
I wonder why they don'thave a joint concert some day.Speaking of 1 the Glee! Club, IIbear Gretchen
I
enjoyed
{herself.
But you
should!
ask Marilyn, Eileen, and Betty about the conversation they had with three boys atCanisus and Mary
Mooseman
where she found the preacher—Oh, here comes the Expressman. I wonder if he has
another
package fori
MoosieJ
from Tom.
inere
go Ann
and|
Clara,
i
I wonder
if
they're! going to sweep outthe Grotto. JDaffodils (the flowers! thatbloom in the spring,
tra-la)
toJane Walsh on her elections asChairman of the Pegasus (poe-
lry)
|
and
orchids
to Mary Kohn—
you
know she's the 2nd one of our
class
to have her 3rd
finger
leftnand adorned.You
know:yesterday
there(Continued on Page 4)was
 
May, 1942THE
MERCIAD
Page Three
Freshman Fables
Dear Diary:I promised I'd tell you everything of interest the Freshmen did.But oh! how this spring fever"gets one down." The weather isso beautiful you just want to sitout in the sun all day. Well, that'swhat most of us
do—with
the result that we're . getting an earlystart on our summer tans.Susie Burns is going to Buffalothis week-end. She's preparingherself for an exciting
time—(I
hope not!) She certainly has someeffect on theBuffaloians,though
—they've
started going from Erieto Buffalo by way of Cleveland.Then Patty Moran is going homewith Peg
McCourt—or
at least shehopes she is. Patty won't beworth living with if she doesn't.Oh well, she can shine her "silver"if she has nothing else to do.No,my room-mate isn't goingstepping this week-end—D. A'sgone away and she never likes togo out unless her room-mate ishere????Jayne McCarron had a few visitors from Gannon last Sunday.She did a wonderful job of entertaining
them—even
fanangled herway into the Cupboard with them.Anne Wilson and Jean Lydenand Betty
Rodgers
managed to
take Jin
th?.
Wnldameer
dance Saturday
night—but
that wasn't allthey took in! No I won't tell youwhat else,
diary—it's
a secret.Janet Benson and Marion arefinding lots to do on week-ends—never a dull moment with them. Itwould be nice if all of us couldmanage it that way.Our neighbors, Kay Dineen
and
Teresa Kunzler have been quietsince Easter. Oh, what bliss! Wemanage to sleep
I
now.Betsy, Sis Reagle, and Scullycertainly find the funny costumesaround, but they get cold feetabout wearing them. They hadevery kind of plaid they could find,mixed so that nothing wouldmatch. They lost their nerve andthe college lost a good show.Joyce Coleman and RosemaryHurley were at
Waldameer,
asusual. I don't
think
they've misseda dance yet. More power to them!Gee! I almost forgot about FranHoneck and Marilyn Cooper, thetwo freshmen on the second floor.They're a fine
pair—one
wants tobecome an actor and the other adancer.That's all I have for
tonight—
Dear
Diary—
D.
A.
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The Mist and You
The fog slipped in on its silenttide,Like the waves of a mystic sea.And it hid the gold of the hillsfrom my eyes;But it could not hide you from me.Though I eat and sleep
and^appear
the same,I am not. I am filled with aflame—That is burning and glowing andheating my heartTo the pulse of the beat of yourname.
—R.
C. Turner
:-o-:
Stick to your business and yourbusiness will
*
stick to
you.f^—-Matthews
Confidentially
The sun and tan 'nApril ShowersGreen leaves, flowers
'n
lilac bowersWhites, Ginghams,new summer SuitsTennis, golf and ridingboots.Mercyhurst springs from herwinter? shelfCompletely redecorated withSpring's
new^
wealth.Our
Congrats
go to the GleeClub Chorus,Who brought back Laurels
• from
Buffalo for us.Love's causing a turmoil withinour schoolDanger lurks in such awhirlpool.Our riders show much vigorand vim,But the last time they ended upsoaked to the skin.Can
Pambie
endure the longseparation
?
But there's no doubt, withsuch
adoration.
The Western Union has oodlesof servicesThe last one Jane McM usedmade her nervous.The Essays are causing quitea flurryMarty has
fourteen—the
restbetter hurry.From recent facialobservationMercyhurst looks like an IndianReservation.The Misses Johnson, Crowley andClara Reed,Are the instigators of anasty deed,Beware ye Sophomores, when"Stepping Out!"They're ingenious with jokes,there's no doubt.Pris returned with orchidsbedecked,
Her^
lasting-romance
has got tobe checked.
k
Everyone hates
aiSNAKE-IN-
THE-GRASSThey seem to be
^haunting
ourisland pass.Villa Maria has muchcompetition,Since Gannon has given the
Freshies
recognition.Note
AMna's
red and white!carnations,Two years have passed, andthere's still adoration.The Seniors are such a courageouslot,In the storm on Sunday, theylay glued to the spot(scared to death)We hear Rosemary sits upat night,And writes poetry withouta light.(Continued on Page 4)
SEENYOUR WAY
Club ChatterFortune's Favor
In spite of the fact that balmyweather makes balmy brains, Seniors have reacquired ambition, inFreshman year proportions, in alast minute attempt to graduateon June 9. The books, heretoforeon window-sills, are enjoying unheard of intimacy with their owners in preparation for comprehen-sives and
finals—so
that said owners may enter the world knowing-all that is to be known abouteverything. Many a Senior restsmore easily on her new mattressthese nights, knowing that hername graces the dotted line of along, complicated, — and legal —contract! Eileen, Burnham, Marie,Annette, and Mary Kay arethus fortified for teaching careers; while Mary Rita still hearshopefully from Alaska, which remote place seems more than slightly interested in our adventuresomewould-be-school
marm!
In thishumble" opinion, though, we'd justas soon keep her within these 48states! Genevieve has modestlyimparted the glorious news thatshe has been accepted for theUniversity of Buffalo's pre-med
course—congratulations,
Gen._and
we're looking forward to some dayapproaching our former classmate,Dr. Grotz, with our "middle-age"ailments Among those of us whostarted out enthusiastically witha dietician's life in view, thus faronly Ginny Conlon has persevered
(Continued
on Page 4)
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What the Others Say
"What a splendid fit," said thetailor as they carried the epileptic out of his shop."
—St.
Mary's Collegian
*
*\*
The coming of exams brings thisone from The Tomahawk: "Someone observed that grammar schoolis only a breathing period betweentwo cribs."
"11:
* * *
Diary of a SportsmanDec.
26—Snowing
hard. Can'thunting.Dec.
27—Still
snowing. Can'thunting.Dec.
28—Still
snowing. Shot
gogo
grandma.
* * *
A warning to bridge fiendscomes
fromfthe
St. Bona Venture.It can happen here!"So you go to college? Howfar can you count?""One - two - three - four - five-six - seven - eight - nine
-Iten
-Jack - Queen - King."
•i
f
*
*
*
|"In
the spring a young man'sfancy lightly turns over and goesback to sleep."All of which reminds us of theone that goes like this: "In thespring a young man's fancy andso's a young lady."
)
* * *
Here's one of those sure laughgetters. It's an oldie
from
The
Griffin:
|
-
Three turtles ambled into atavern one day and placed an order. After they
sat.
down to atable they discovered that they hadleft their money atfhome.| Theyfinally elected the smallest turtleto shuttle home and bring someback. He was afraid they wouldtake his drink, but after exactinga promise from his two comradesthat they wouldn't, he left. Hewas gone two years.(Continued on Page
4)
Annegroup' (Continued from Page 2)enthetically that the poetic abilityof the A. A. is really well, justreally !MATH CLUB JThanks to the Math Club, everyloyal
Irishman-at-heart
of Mercyhurst sported shamrocks on St.Patrick's Day. Plans for this project were carried out at the meeting of March 11. The businessmeeting was followed by cards andrefreshments. Mary Wallace, Margaret Scullion and Teresa Kunzler were appointed as refreshmentcommittee for the next session.ENGLISH CLUBAt its April meeting, the English Club heard an interesting talkby Dr. Relihan on common errorsin speaking and writing made bycollege students. Dr. Relihan
cited | violations
%
of grammar andpunctuation most frequently found
andf
stressed the importance ofgood English in every walk oflife. Sister
Philippa
conducted alittle essay contest of her own, inwhich Amelia O'Dea and MarthaHaley won treats at the Cupboard.Next year's officers, elected onApril 16, are Gloria Lutz, President; Martha Haley, Vice-President; Rosalie LoGrasso, Secretary-Treasurer. The Book Lovers' di
vision
will be headed by BettyDaily, the
Silver
Quill byJohnson, and the Pegasusby Jane Walsh.
H
LATIN CLUBThis classical! organizationshould really be given credit forhaving a full
name—The 3
Latinand Greek Club (the Greek letterssomehow fell into disuse), {because at the meeting of March 26,members" discussed Plato's Ion ina seminar led by Martha Haley.The next and final meeting will include a discussion of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius..SOCIO
LOG
Y|
SEM IN ARI
Guest speaker at the meeting ofApril 21 was Mrs. Schneider, clinical psychologist at the State Hospital in Philadelphia, and formerexamining
3
psychologist at theState Hospital in Warren, who described and demonstrated severalinteresting aptitude and 5 personality tests.
£&Mercyhurst
sociologists
always|welcome
such informative
lecturesjas
these, and willbe looking
forward
Ho others nextyear.
Mil
l|
O. G. A. JAt the 0. G. A. meeting of April16, Miss
LucyjNorton,
Director ofWomen Personnel at the GeneralElectric Co.,
Jspokef
interestinglyon the various departments of theplant. Congratulations are in order for the new officers: Mary
EllenJvLinney,
President; AnneKane, Secretary; Patricia MoranTreasurer, and Eileen FitzgeraldPublicity Manager. Plans weremade for that big annual picnic tobe held some time in May. We'vebeen wondering who the cleverclub composer is who wrote thetribute |to the Senior
membersg
sung to the tune of "Miss You."Refreshments were served underthe chairmanship! of Mary Kirbywith Miss Norton, the Seniors andthe new officers as honor guestsSister M. Esther and Priscilla Jenkins, retiring President, thankedthe members for their splendid cooperation during the school year.S. O. S.Orchids (or maybe we should offer luscious chocolate cakes!) to(Continued on Page 4)(Continued from Page 2)had given him hard work and goodresults.As she entered the studio
Lem
was waiting for her."Hello, Jean," he said, "you'reearly.""I came hoping that you and Icould have a little chat before theboys got here," she said, decidingnot to pull any punches."Oh, really," he said. "It couldnot be about a certain movie contract offered to a certain singerbelonging to the Lem Lubert band,could it?"
"
".
;|
"As a matter of fact, yes. I'vedecided to take it,
Lem;
and I'dappreciate it if you would releaseme from my contract.""I suppose you know," he said,"that, if I did, you'd leave me highand dry.""I have to take it," she said, andfelt like a first-class heel as shesaw the hurt, angry look on
Lem's
face; but after all, moviecontracts didn't come a dime adozen."Listen, Jean," he said, "youcame to me
whensyou
were about
asf
 popular as a flea circus on thebottom of the ocean. We've workedtogether swell,
and}
we've beenfriends. Have I ever done anything that you didn't like?" Hiseyes seemed to go through her,and for a moment she looked away."No," she said quietly, "you'vebeen great, and I owe everythingI am or will be to you."Lem was silent for a minute andthen said, "Jean, what is thereabout you that is such a contradiction. You're so hard and brittle,and yet I can't help feeling
jthat
it's all a front. You act like somebody that was beaten by
aldrunk-
en father or left on a door step,and are trying to
hitjback
at theworld. Well, if you are, why pickon me?"Jean stood motionless andap-parently unmoved as Lem went on."I asked you once
to marry me
and-
ever since you've
acted jjas
if IIf it's thatlittle speech, made when I thoughtyou were
human,^that's
botheringyou, forget
it
If Sure, I'll releaseyou and you can go to {Hollywood,or Hawaii*; or Hades."The door behind
him,was
meantto slam, but since studio doors are
f(
Continued on Page 4)
a
had the small-pox.
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My Thanks
A wood fire on a winter's nightThe soft, dull
glowiof
candle
t
light
,
Strains of music from afarThe wonder of one, lone, brightstarThe ringing sound of children'slaughterThe glory of the sunrise afterThe long, dark
night—A
sparklingspring
A
Sunlight on a bluebird's wingA pine woods on a summer's day
Silver ^moonlight
on the bay.The sharp, sweet smell of burningincenseSnow piled high against a fenceOh, Lord, there are so manythings,Simple joys whose beauty brings IRelease from pettiness and pain _Dear God, my thanks for themagain.
—D.
Wad linger

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