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Vol. XIII, No. 8Mercyhurst College,, Erie, Pa.June 8,
1943
A.B.
Group
Sponsors
GOTHATWE
MAY
FOLLOW
Liberal Arts Movementorudents
"Scientia
in
Sapientiam"—"Knowledge
into
Wisdom"—will
be the motto of the new LiberalArts Movement to begin at Mercyhurst
.next
year. There is a decided need for thought andculture
mean agej
which is becoming increasingly mechanical.
*
Too often^ our learning is confined to onenarrow field,
an*unrelated mass
of
subjects?and
courses. The Liberal Arts Movement aims to
correct Jhis
deficiency and to unite the fieldsof the arts into a dynamic whole. All studentsof all departments are invited to cooperate inthis broadening program.Every other week, there will be an informalfaculty-student get-together similar to thoseinstituted at Notre
Dame
University. These willreally be student meetings with a faculty member to introduce
topics j
of general interest,
*
toguide the discussion, and to settle disputes.On alternate weeks, concerts will supply the
entertainment.
Recordings of the classics willbe carefully selected, and a commentator willhelp to increase our appreciation of great music.Neither of these programs will last
longer
than one hour. An alarm clock will see to that!
|&
There will be otherfeatures|also|designed tobroaden and integrate our knowledge: occasionallectures by outside
speakers,fexhibits
of student
art?work,
panel discussions, etc.
||J
The Liberal
Arts*Movement
will be sponsoredby the A. B. students, but more directly by theStudent Council sub-committee of A. B. clubrepresentatives. These six girls, together witha faculty moderator, will plan and carry
outtfthe
Program.
1This
is a student movement designed to besimple, yet convincing, while provoking thought
a
nd
stimulating student discussion. It will in
deed
transform our "knowledge into wisdom."Seniors of 1943, it would not be fitting for
us,
your successors, to bid you a shallow, senti
mental
farewell,* We have offeredfour heartfelttribute of honor as you complete your trainingin Christian leadership.
B |§
|Now, we ask a favor of
youi
As you followvarious paths from college
to *
the home,
the
school, or the business world, we ask you
to
show
us
the way.
Because
i^you
have been ourfriends, you will be our most cherished leaders..But if you were to become obscured in the hazeof commonplace living, self-satisfied, immune tothe turmoil about you, your light of Christian
truthl
would grow
dimmer*
on the path
before
us.
?
*" ^
:
*i£ifiJHK $v
Christ urges you to "let your light shine before men." Graduates of Mercyhurst, you arethe Christ-bearers, and Christ
is^'the
Light ofthe World".
Let j
this Light shine before us,in your lives, and
we*
f
will
follow you proudly.
You
fc
are
our friends. You
willfnot
fail
us.f|
MAY GOD BE
WITH*YOUlHll§il
Dr. Agar Revisits College
Chall
enges Graduates
Seniors Are Voted Into Kappa Gamma Pi,
•SHipnpDelta
Epsilon Sigma
JUNIORS HONOR SENIORSWITH SERENADE!
*
On
the eve of Commencement the front cam-
,
pus
is
the scene of two impressive traditionalceremonies: the Rose Serenade and
the SeniorI
Dr. William M.
Agar,
^Educational
Director of Freedom*House,
wlllf
deliver the
graduation*address atf
commencement exercisestomorrow evening. I From his deep knowledge
oft-world
affairs,this
eminent!
educator,
scientist;*>and§author
will speak on the
subeject,
"We
Cannot Escape Responsibilities". I
»H!pr.
Agar has long been a crusader in the cause of democracy,and
hislunfierstandmg
odour part
in'the presents
world conflictwill
torm
the basis of his suggestions for
the
guidance of youth
intofcthe
posts of leadership
which?they
must soon.'assume.! Students
will^remember
5
Dr.
Agar*s
recent visit to the College andwill
antic|pate
anenlightening,clear-cut analysis of our respon
sibilities in this war.
&4'^0^^m^SK^Wn ^Se^Htk
& At
i
the graduaton exercises,
f
Seniors
i
'whoJ
have [fulfilled therequirements of the national honorary societies, Kappa Gamma Piand Delta
jEpsilon
Sigma
willibeiinducted
into the membership
^mkgafo£jaa&.
$&*^5fc*&\
ffffflt
of these organizations, i These
BKESK^1u&$f?SBH
W&•.••:<:c
,%fe
awards will mark the culmination offthe recognitions giventhe scholastic
lend
all-around
achievements
of students in*the Class of
'43.
_
Mozart's Alleluia and C.Albert
Scholin's
God Is A Spirit! will
^
e
*^
e
^
ee
Club's
contribution to the graduation exercises tomorrow evening. BIBfarewell-singing.
In
the
*irst
ceremony, the
Ju
«iors
stand beneath the
re
«idence
hall windows to sere-
^e
the Seniors with songs of
?
Ur
A
lma
Mater. The Seniors
*£
return throw roses down to
.,
e
serenaders, who accept
hem
as
a symbol of Senior
res
Ponsibility.
£ i | ]j
the second ceremony, the
oeniorg
gather to pay one
J}
ore
tribute to their Alma
er
-
In the quiet darknessthe
night,
they assemble on
t
,
e
Senior
steps to sing for
jT
la
st
time their favorite
facT
hUrSt
melodies
'
while
Vf
fi
and
underclassmen
^
h
from^the windows. One
*
°*e
^the
lights are extin-
ech
harmonizing voicestheV
Cr
°
88
the
campus. With
p
arfmal
strains of the Senior
0{
-
e
^
e11
Song, the graduates
for
n
move towa
rd
the chapel
their
all-night vigil?
Positions of Responsibility Fitted
Merciad Staff Appointed
Rememberithe
excitement that buzzed throughthe halls one Friday morning last November?
Yes,
it was the first edition of THE MERCIAD,1942-43
coming
out, complete with new set-up,new features, pictures, and news articles thatkept us looking forward to futuregactmties.A toast to Anne Johnson, who assumes the
editor's
chair next year. As
a^***
edl
*"f
she has proved her smooth efficiency, and
feve'failfng
interest in THE
MERCIAD We
wish her every success, and pledge her the
fullOperation
of the student body
for
next
year
To Jane Walsh, who has proved
her
worth
associate editor we also send a
bouquet
ofthanks" Her hard and unusual literary talent
,T
KI
RHtenhouse
and Kay Dineen.
£ wshesto
both of them for the live y work
fndfun
which they will enjoy next year.(Continued on
page|iour;
NewjCouncil
Emerges
llkast
minute elections and appointments afterthe hectic rush of
examstbrought
the followingsatisfactory results
v
^^| fi.„!..L .
,
The new Student
CounciltwiU^lourish
underthe presidency
offBetty
Knapp, elected
by
thestudent body last fiTriday. I Congratulations,Betty! It's a big responsibility, and
you're
thegirl who can shoulder it.|-
%
I
Elinor Klos, as President
of|the Semor
Classwill automatically become Vice President of theStudent Council. The newly-elected Secretary isSally Lund, and the Treasure) is Margaret
SC
Other
representatives will be Class
v
PresidentsMargay
i
avage, and Dorothy Rodems;
Merciad
Editor; Anne Johnson; Sodality Prefect, JaneWalsh; and the following
club
representatives:Press Club, Fran Honeck; JanusClub,Cathie
O'Rourke;
A. A, Margaret Scullion; Glee Club,Eva Jacobs; 0. G. A., Elayne Tormay; S. 0. S.,(Continued on page four)
|
LANTERN DRILL >W llS
TONIGHT
*?
Back
J in B
the I days? when
^skirts
reached the
ground)and
;
horseless
carriages
Jwere butja
Hdream,
people
used J
torlform^largeftorchlight
processions on
pthe
night before an election, so
3a
s
*tof
honor
f
their*
favoritecandidate. ;'Music, speeches anda
?
prevalent I note
'
of*
gaietyEloigned at all these festive occasions.
af^Sffar
%
*
«|
H
Just as the candidates wereentertainedin-those days, so
will.our
seniors be feted at thecelebration
5
on
n
Lanter Night.The
"little
sisters" are givingtheir
farewell presentation
on
the 1
front campus at 8 o'clockMonday evening.
EL
For weeks the Sophs haveschemed and planned this sur
prises entertainment
which promises
sto
be more novel thanthat of any preceding year.With the skillful guidance
of
Miss Quinn, a
fprogram
hasbeen arranged in which everymember of the class will participate.Gay songs, clever skits andcolorful dances will be featuredin this gala evening performance. Lantern Night willbe an evening of gay entertainment not only for the Seniors,but also for the whole college.
 
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Page 2
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KNR
W
ARD
AM the Liberal Arts! Who lives by
me
He feedB his
mind,
not upon the husk,
|
Not upon the illusion, but upon the inner
fruit—
Aye,
upon the very
core—of
all reality.Who lives by me, and in my service spendsHis talents, he shall no servitude endure.He shall no bondage know but that of freedom;He shall no tumult know but that of peace;He shall no pain sustain but that of joy;He shall no surfeit and no famine know.He shall unlock the mansions of his mind,Fill
theii
vast reaches from my treasuriesOf knowledge; and therein shall he dwell contentTo meditate the wonder of the true.I am Applied Arts. From my Sister,The Liberal Arts, older than I in learning,I derive such knowledge as I needs must haveTo begin and to pursue the work I love.Your education has given you an advantage over other people.You may use this well or badly. It can mean evasion of normal
laws,
conventions. It should mean conformity to
th em (together
with the recognition of your responsibility to those who look upto you for leadership. You have an advantage. Yes!
butjyou
also have duties and they cannot in conscience be evaded.
Oh,
Mow We Have Changed
It seems like only yesterday that we walked down the longchapel aisle, took our respective places, and waited nervouslyfor the commencement speaker to complete his address. Weheard our names called
;to
receive our diplomas, turned our tassels for the last time, and
tearfully
withdrew to our homes. Ah,those were the days! We thought we had it hard then, but we
didn't
know the hardships! ahead. And look at us now . . Remember PRES? You should see her? Since the twins ar
rived
and "General" John
is,on
a-
:
special assignment for the
President,
she's always on the go between Niagara Falls andWashington...And herroommate—well,just between you and me,I hear she's slated for a double promotion. Not only will shehave charge of Chemical Laboratory No. 12 at G. E., but onFebruary 28, she's to have that long-awaited sparkler from her
boss,
Mr.
Whoopeesmacker...
Speaking of the G.
E.—it
suffereda? terrible loss last week when PHYLLIS SOMMERHOF andDOTTL
SZYPLIK resigned—Phyllis
to become a Mrs. and Dottyto accept an executive position with the Blah Blah Chemical
%
Company in
Podunk...
FITZIE'S
still with I. B. M., and thereare
rumors
that she is to attend Governor and Mrs.
Thoma's
State Dinner next week. The Governor's wife and Fitzie werealways rather close
friends...
MARTY
and|
BETTY
1DAILEY
are now on the faculty at a private girls' school in Florida...JUNE CURRIE and GENE HENDRICKSON, both successfullymarried, have beautiful ranches inMontana...CONNIE andher children (there are three) have gone to California to spenda
month's
vacation Connie's husband (the John Payne type) isin Pittsburgh keeping
house...
KIRBY, ever the
devoted
\
wife,
is dittoing forlDitto. He's a rising lawyer,
you
know... MACjust received her fifth engagement ring and has a collection ofseventeen male pictures.
^There's
one girl who hasn't changed!...PAT and Eddie have a beautiful colonial-styled house in Virginia... M. F. is now* teaching her own children
which
fork to use
first...
Incidentally, she and Angie live side by side ... ROSALIEis still in New York with the
Fool
em Advertising Company. Sheand KAY have a darling apartment. Kay is a newspaper columnist.Saw ANN MARIE not long ago. She looked so sweet in herred-checked gingham hanging up the wash!... JO and Peter justreturned from their honeymoon cruise to Labonia Island. Jocouldn't leave her science even
f
or a honeymoon... RUTH TURNER, Kenny, and Kenny, Jr., were in town the other day. KennyJr.'s smile is just like his beautiful mother's. BETTY YOUNGand
Smitty
had a houseful of company last
week—ten
corpsesin three days! FRANKIE
and
RUTH are now C.P.A.'s
with
an exclusive office on State Street in
Erie...
GLO has af gorgeous school on Lake Superior called the
"Lutzie
Tootsie School for
Boys."
%
It seems KAY TANSEY is spending all her time raisingPekingese dogs.
First
fit was a hobby, now, it's a fbusiness...NORGIE and Jack have a Cape-Cod home in Connecticut. Somedreams really come
true...The
other day MARY
KLOECKER
was
seen
in a purple convertible wearing a purple dress and herhusband, a purple
suit...
YVONNE
is
head dietician in Corpse(Continued on page four)I chain the elements,
and'them
I tame,And them I make the slaves of man's desires.I measure the. planets, and I trace their stepsIn flight across the heavenly wilderness.I sunder the atom, and I trace new worlds
At'home
withinrits infinitesimal depths.I am the refinement of the beautiful work; and I -Am the genius of the inventor's brain; and IAm the skill of the craftsman's hand; and I am the strengthOf the builder's
dreams;
and I am the harmony,
3
I am the music and the song of the
labors
\
of
man.I am Religion! I bind man again
[-
B^&il
s^^H
To all that once by birth was his; and I
•*$ f , ^anfr
Renew in him perfection
;jland
to his high
fa
J ^
&;
dKlrf
Estate of original glory,!
I|himf
restore.
<
-I
m
^ji|
iI bring back Faith to revitalize the mind
h :y ••*
>»i ^
m
Of man
with
t
the boundless truths of eternity
I W&M
Whence the mind of man did
come 2
and whither it,
3^^^^^H
In all its glorious powers, attired,
must]
go.
^
J
\
^
m
,
^f
I bring back Charity which blends the
jlabors
j^w-iVJw
i,
wflj
Of man
in mutual,
\
liberal,love
and comfort,
|Li>
Driving the souls of men, like yearning flames
I
jv^
Of love, upward to the broad blue vault of
Heaven.tafiff&Rt
I am the Fountain, I am the storehouse of fc^^HjW
;
>| 1God's truths, unchangeable, infinite,
1
rifSialsir-
sSi f
Eternal and infallible from which^
£ *«£»& «& i
In Time all other truths derive the essence ofTheir being and that bloom of beauty and whichTo them draws the mind of man with loveAnd with desire. Of all the sciencesI am the Queen. I am the ultimate test.
*
(Excerpts Class Day Program, '39.)
PREVIEW
OF CAMPUS
CHAPTERS
Educators at Mercyhurst College have realized thevalue of praise in the guidance of ^students, and alsothe value
ofi
the right kind of
competition
in bringingout the best students. They have therefore organizedchapters in the two leading national Catholic honorsocieties, Kappa Gamma Pi and Delta Epsilon Sigma.'The purpose of
these?organizations
is to set a higherstandard of character, scholarship, service, and leader
ship"
by emphasizing the value of scholarly endeavor andby making active and concerted effort toward the maintenance of Catholic educational ideals.Admission in one of
these.national
honor societies isthe greatest praise a graduate can receive. Underclassmen during their four years of college should strive forthis goal by acquiring firmly-established habits of worthwhile study.Those
students
are selected for membership whobear in an eminent degree the impress of Catholichigher education, that they may be more perfectlyunited in the accomplishment of greater
\
good
forChrist and His Church. More specifically, theyendeavor to make learning effective by bringingthe principles of Catholic philosophy to bear uponthe problems of a modern free society. >The must have given evidence of scholarship
and
leadershipduring their college
careers—a
distinctive spirit of loyalty,|
co
operation and effort in their studies as well as in general schoolactivities. Membership
in -either
of the two societies is an indi-caton that the
student4s
an outstanding representative not onlyof her Alma Mater, but of Cathalic education as a whole.Delta Epsilon Sigma is constituted to recognize and encouragehigh scholarship among the students and graduates of CatholicColleges. Members aer chosen from liberal arts students whoare graduating from a Catholic college and best typify itsstandards whether these graduates are Catholic or not.The purpose of the Kappa Gamma Pi, National Scholastic andActivity. Honor Society of Catholic Women's College, is tfrem-
|
(Continued on
page four)
THOSE
WE&,
days at Mercyhurst on the
i
8
L
sprinkles. It was the day
be/
d
M
Minnie and Mo, typical
s
innie—Well, I guess
"l v * _Mo—With
whom?
M
Minnie—Oh, I don't
know
M
IMo—You
know, Minnie
i*
°]the last time I'll be taking
I
i*
Minnie—Remember
the
tint
wanted to make such a
good u
We got the worse looking
spe
.
infl
but he couldn't talk!
%&
!*
Mo—Well, not only did I
^ ^
ride on my feet as
well.
AM
I loved those bright red
rose*
^Minnie—At
least
yon got
t^
satin.
jfr ^
^Mo—Anyway,
thelnext
dai^
I was prepared 'cause he
*as f>M{nnie—Remember
the day
I
Even though we nearly
al*
ay
°,
dampen our
spirits.*!
JMo—And
don't forget
the
d*j*
 
time I thought I was
lucky ^
Dame man, but the only
thL vaJbig
dome!
r
However, we
got aMinnie—Too
bad our last dan
Ce
looks like the war intervened,
^
year, our last dance, and
keepw
blind dates!
J&S£t ,
t
TONIGHT
WE Wil
Tradition! is a hallowed
wod
towers and school legends;
it
 
ceremony because of the
morUfa
last week of school is almost
eati
Day, Garden Party, Rose
Sereud
that there is nothing hollow
on
stead, we know that they spring!most complete expressions
of ca
and with our Alma Mater.
?
1But while we are
impressed
v
our minds are still not satisfiedsence of tradition.
3
Our
seard^g
need in
the f
Senior Vigil.
The
friends, look
forward
to
this c
lovingness and sincerity
that
art-
&
Tonight, the
"Seniors*
wflf a?
privilege of
adoring i the Bessed
altar. They will ifashion a
g
Saviour
with
J their
r consecutive
Benediction to morning
Mass.
7
the Blessed Sacrament as It
isplacd inlthe
Queen's Chapel
fcr
the procession| retires, the chapare left alone in audience
wh
M
Here they have supreme
oppc
with the Real!Presence.^ I
TO THE
GRAB"*
You bear your bright
W»J|Jj
Grace against
evil,
and
i» ^
The fire of the Spirit
sh^
Bringing warmth to
the v
.With truth and with
Cfc*
1
^
And melt the crude
if^jfa
Now rally around
you
w*
^
And lead them again
to*
sfM
M*ta
Wake now your
sparkling j
Sing on your way, that
^
Drowning the battle-son.
1
 
Bidding the nations
P*
r
I
'Then
when the claim*"t^hWhen legions return
ft
°
b*h
Smile o'er the
hearthsto
J
00(
Let the warm love of
<*
 
Page 3
TH
E DAYS
J
ending
those last
few* *'* Jf»
bit of tan between
5r
"-
, Just
another blinddate!
* '1 «ther glad that th
*
S»y '"L . Mercyhurst
dance,ft
our
Freshman year
?
We
w8l
ir.ndwhat happened!!
r^'
lot.
Mine could dance,. ticket, but I furnished a
free
£
the corsages they
sent?
"v yellow
formal.
m
^j^t roses
to wear with whiteye
«P
fo
r
that one
-!dances
at Rainbow
„d
rain, nevertheless
at
Jawkwa. I remember one
1
was going with a Notre
had
that resembled N. D. was
had
to
be with blind dates. It
,d
here we are in our Senior
D
p
the
tradition by going with
Glo
and Shorty.At leastGarden ?it didn'tACH one of you has a world to win, an empire to conquer. It is nota world made of material things, of land and water, or an empireof
human'accomplishment
in the field of finance and politics. It isa world that has no measure because it is made up of
men's
heartsand it is an empire that has no limits because there is no end to love.This universe, which you can acquire, may be in any part of life.Wherever you go or whatever you do, there and in that work of life,you will find the parts that make up your world. If you marry,your empire will have as its chief elements the hearts and minds of our husband,your relatives,
and—if
it is God's
will—of
your children. These you can influenceand mould into a small world according to a very definite pattern. Or if you findyourself hard at work for many years, there will always be people around you. Allof these, too,
whether!the
scene
fbe
in an office or in a school, can be sbjects of
yourjempire
who can be led by your example to conform to the standards of theworld you wish to build. There will always be others around you and they will
jbe
the parts of your world-structure.What is the pattern of your building? During your years at Mercyhurst youhave come into contact with an ideal way of life. You have seen in operation principles of conduct. You have seen human lives made over according to a divinely-inspired model. You yourselves have been influenced and moulded by that pattern.That is the whole point of the education you received.
4
Now, it is your turn to goout and spread that influence.What are the methods
you jj
are to use? They are
the *
same as the methods bywhich Mercyhurst was built and by which it functions today. Conformity to theLaw of God, prayer, and good works. These are the instruments that built the edificethat is named Mercyhurst; these fare the secrets of the great influence and powerit possesses.Why, finally, should you undertake this vast enterprise of winning a world of human hearts? That is the destiny of the educated
person—to
influence and to leadothers to higher things. That is perfection. It is the means bywhich you will save your own soul and help others to do thesame. It is the synthesis of the Christian life which will alonebring peace to mankind.
ALETTER HOME
LBE
SATISFIED
that conjures images of ivied
D
engenders
a note of hollowof time. At Mercyhurst, the
ely
a
week of-tradition. Class
,
Lantern Night ... we know
oldly
formal about them. In-
om oar
hearts as the best and
associations
j
with
one anotherft these memorable occasions,
iVe
are yet looking
for
the es-
minds
find the answer to thiseniors, and we, their
younger•torn
because it embodies the
he
handmaids of tradition.
Q
carry out their
traditional
Sacrament exposed upon theland of devotion around Our
ah*.hour
visits
from midni
ght
eyform
a guard of honor for
aken
from the tabernacle and^position. After Benediction,
w
darkened, and the Seniorsrift their King.
?
M
ffil
tyfor intimate conversation
LOOK
WHAT IVE GOT
Now that IVe chewed
off|my
fingers nailsIn this task of acquiring knowledge,And risked my life for the morning mailsThey're letting me out of college.Now that IVe studied from daybreak till
("lights"
When I stumbled to bed in a coma,Counting the number of days and of nights'Tween me and that blessed diploma,Now that IVe learned what Jit's all aboutAnd have finally earned my reprieve,Darned if I'm able to figure outWhy on earth I was anxious to leave!
I"
Kay Dineen.
SENIORS
...
REMEMBER
**« avast
army,
T?*
mind;
jNmr
hearts
N
kht
to
the'blind.
"•Sin
8W0rd
-
I ^pairing,i
0f
fte
Word.
»°"
d
may
hear.
P
1
fenced,k*
they've 1heart „f /
""own,
hod
,
wmowow,
*
e,com
* them
home.The seniors who are leaving
lour
halls this year will havesome memories to carry with them. This reporter did a littlescouting and turned up with some rather amusing and tendernotions, too.
J/
Since residents were near at hand, the tour begin atroom
61—Anne
Marie remembers "visits at Chapel"—
""
Martie puts in her vote for anyone who does things,crazy or
not—"makes
for more fun." From 61 I driftedto the triple room where Connie convinced me
that3she'd.remember
a swell bunch of kids;
Mac—the
cooperationof the students; while Kirby vows she'll: never forgetSister Mary
Esther's
tests 'till her dying day.Shorty will remember "masses, classes, dances and
stuff"
and Glo
"campu
(ed) scenes." I found Fitzie and
Lutiein
the little kitchen. Lutie was ironing so it tookher several minutes to think . . . finally she drawled:"Chrismas carolling and nights before vacation."Fitzie's
comment!
was "the beautiful Chapel."I cornered Yvonne in
then
library (of all
places)—she
quickly replied, "Practice House." Ifound four
seniors}
sitting on
our
Gene's remark was "fun inDear
Sis,
In the rush of the last few days at
Mercyhurst,
I have stolena few minutes between rehearsals for a moment
oft
reflection.Since you are about to enter my Alma Mater, I ask you to comewith me over my four years, as I take a last glance at thosehappy hours.There are so many things about Mercyhurst that I shall remember ..
those
first few 5
days as a freshman,
for
instance.
Gosh,•'but
we were "green", yet
so ranxious
to become real college students.
}
Then came Investiture, when we received our academic capand gown. We
accepted)them
proudly then; and now,-
whenlwe
are about to turn our tassels for the last time at Mercyhurst,we find that the old cap and gown, with their dust,
\
spots, andtears,are still a cherished symbol.Our college days are filled with happy experiences whichwove the memories we cherish today. First among these arethe recollections centered around the Chapel of Christ the King:the visits at twilight when the soft rays of sunlight fall throughthe stained-glass windows, a faint odor of incense lingering afterBenediction. This Chapel is the center of our college life,
Sis;
get acquainted with it.
*
The residence hall is filled with memories of late lights, campuses, parties in the dark, or sleepless nights before exams,last minute term papers or overdue assignments. These were
truly *
Mercyhurst, the things^ we leave behind.Well, Sis,
here's!wishing
you and all the newcomers the
best
of luck. And will you do one thing for us? Keep up the finespirit now flourishing at
Mercyhurst.
Love our Alma Mater andcherish her ideals. Then you'll always be proud of her, andsheof
you
In reflection,Your Sister, '43.
"HUMOR IN THEM
3
"ditto." Franny says "the coolness of
buildings'in
all seasons" while Phyllis made
--Jane Walsh
With some luck Iworn hall benches,the lab" and June'sthethestartling statement: "Janus Club plays."I caught D. O'H. on
I
the fly.
"O.P.R."
shecalled back. Jane, Kay and Rosalie were in thelounge. Quoth Jane: "that homey feeling."Kay was dealing a hand of bridge and volunteered: "bridge in the
lounge"—while
Rosaliemumbled: "big mugs of coffee."I met Jo and Pat and M. F. coming from|Chapel. Pat evidentlymuch impressed with Forty Hourse declared "the serenity of thechapel"; Jo: "Senior's Vigil" while M. F.'s thoughts turned to"St. Bonas weekends and living at the practice house.'Nora! Jean was on
the
i
dash f or
~
Quinny's:
"impressiveness
ofMay Day." When I put the age-old question to Danota, shesmiled—"ice cream for Sunday dinner." And Harriet
Milloy
wasin the cupboard with
"Lehighv
weekends on the brain.My last two victims were Dorothy S. and Sr. Evangeiista. Dotlikes "the beauty of the building and organ
music
at Benediction." Sister's comment I'd like to put in CAPS-"the^fervor the girls show in going to Mass, saying the Kosary, andthe general Catholic Action
spirit."
„ .„„
The rest of the seniors ducked when they saw me coming."My, what a glum bunchThey haven't a bit of punch."Well, we (hem) deny it.Why, we could top your
tall
stories
fany
, day. When wewere Freshmen
X
* gee whiz...and Sophs and Juniors...Of course this year we havebeen too busy
tojplay
around.Anyway it is beneath our.dig-nity.
i
But there was the
time
whenat least six alarm clocks
were
set at ten-minute intervals andfor. Glausen's room. Itour fault that she sur-us and
didn't
report thefloor. Then the pig'sremember how
itpn
the third floor landended up in Miss Regan's room.What happened
?
We don't recall!!
*
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The first floor was the nextstep to a eircus. Dogs, chicks,frogs, and fish occupied JaneAnn's room and that of anyone who least expected them.As for side-show, there is ahappy recollection of Glo orsomeone tied to
something—by
her hair. Then shoes, boots,
etc.,
belonging toall.peopleand all sizes walked
down fthe
put inwasn'tprisedentirefoot .startedhall one day. Who walkedthem back or at whose command? That's beside the point.Speaking of candles, and noone was, there was Lutie'scandlelight scene and the surprise party for Dottie
O'Hara
up in the studio. And as fuelfor something, not the fire,,there were the continuouswater bottles with "drenches"on both sides, interlude forwhich were provided regularlyby Niagara (Falls).Stooges, big sisters, campuses . . •On and on they go."So we are -sissies.Who said so!!
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EditorMartha HaleyAssociate EditorsAnne Johnson, Jane WalshArt EditorElinor
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