Alice MurphyAssociate Editor
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After Sunday, May 29, the familiar sound of "Mr.
must changeto "Doctor D."
accord with a decision reached by the
of St.Vincent's College,-Latrobe, Pa., tohonor
head of psy
degree, Doctor of Letters
the distinction that has come to Mr.
equally energetic task
Mercyhurst students andto the various civic groups underhis direction.
congratulatehim and wish him the full joy ofthe honor that has come to him.To change but
word of Chau
his Clerk, wemay say
"Gladly does he learn and gladlyteach."
For us seniors the sun is
from the splendor that isMercyhurst in the
from the trees that line
the boulevard, from the wide, green campus, the tennis courts,the
is fading from the majestic, Gothic
eventide, red, gold, and purple will glow inthe sky, and that
sunset will be a promise to us,
bright day tomorrow when
new life begins
the glowing hope that we carry
the end ofour college lifefhas been kindled by teachers who have aidedus to both
spiritual and anintellectual!growth.We havebeen taught how to live as well as how to make
living.Now, dear Alma Mater, the time has come to sayfarewell;goodbye to the restrictions, which we once thought unnecessary, but which we now know were our security; goodbye tothe warm companionship
living, working, and sharing together; goodby to the Holy
of the Mass at the coming of each day, the Benediction at the close; goodbye to classparties and proms; goodby
all those things that make up
never goodbye to our search
the time to leave. For four years we have beencoming back, but now we shall go and never return as students to your shelter. We pray that we shall instead return asgood alumnae who have taken our place in society as responsible adults, using the "shield of
and sword of the spirit"which was given to us in our years within your walls. Mercyhurst, thank you
your knowledge, and culture, and Faith.And so, farewell.
taketime out from our daily activitiesfor silent reflection.
heart-to-heart talk withourselves
activities that occupy our time.Are
kind and just;
example we constantly set beforeothers?
only too simple
entire lifetime withouttaking time out for such practicalmeditation.
In everyday life
continually moved to action. Only toofrequently
respond unthinkingly to the first impulsive feeling.These impulsive
responses, likeother responses, contribute
andreveal our character.
Frequently neither ignorancenor deliberate malice is-responsible for the pettiness that creepsinto our daily actions. Feelings andimpulses which rule apart fromreason, and bad habits which gainfirm
intelligently reasoning anddrawing conclusions about the values in life, we can arrange to seekobjectives according
solidlygrounded resolutions; we will
to avoid impulsive action and' willtry
principles..:As we make progressive headwaytoward
sponses become more natural andfinally become second nature,
virtue which leads us more surelyto God.Good
some would hold.They are simply regular, deliberateactions by which we put into practice
principles we have reasoned
the happy resultof increasing the
we have spent
benefited us at all, it should have madeus conscious^ of
equal needsfor work, rest,andlplay.Whether
are now leaving
students no more,
"git more larnin", most
long REST.Even resting becomes tiresome,but reading should
be an aid to
spiritual uplifting,which "may"
needmost. Summer reading
oftenhampered by our summer location.Book stores are
just aroundthe next corner. Even the generouspublic library
manding books returned, and onlytoo often, before
have beenread "'thoroughly/'This
how we intend
spendour vacation, there
convenient publication that seems idealin every way. For Rev. Joseph
inspiredBOOKS OF PSALMS into
perfect prayer book
does not include the common pray
we might imagine. Ratherit
divided into prayers for ma
for lauds, for prime, for terce,for sext, for none, for vespers, andfinally
compline. The book
published in the style of the easy-
Sunday Missal withwhich we are all familiar. Thus,
yet inexpensive.This little gem,
circumstances, and all needs. Onlythe Missal
greater dignity,but that too includes many
thePsalms. This book twill meet ourvarying moods and keep us united with the
given better than that of the Popewho said that
"Psalms holdup shining examples of sanctity before our eyes, nourish within
Christian' fortitudeand the spirit
true contrition."When we decide to read the bookthat will help
the most this summer,
lives,THE PERFECT PRAYER BOOKshould top the list. We all try
save time and money. We can doboth these things
most precious soul
we buy this
WHEN TOMORROW COMES
REV. JAMES PETERSONWhen tomorrow steps
the bus, you will
gone. Mercyhurstwill wake up without you.
But the day will never come when you willwake up without Mercyhurst.
Four years have changed you.
r minds, for one thing, are different now. Your powers of thought have been developed in a way that willaffect your whole life. Of course, knowledge
evilcannot touch you in the same way now. And mediocrity and sin will haveto cope with the knowing you.
You will be tempted to
think that there are realitiestoo deep for thought, too deep for anything but feeling. That
renounce your mind. You will be tempted to thinkthat no man can^ understand you, that the Church does not understandbecause she
logical. That is
attackon your mind to get you to
direct emotionality. You will be tempted
use your knowledge, your power
dominatinggoal of wealth, security, comfort. That is
temptation to get you to useyour mind
to help you be
will you be ableto yield
good faith. Now you know. And
compromise, what youhave learned will haunt you.But you have wills too. And they have
goodnessYou can lose that goodness unless you have responsibilities, and
others, and prayer, and the Sacraments, and Mass to keep
alive. But even
through carelessness, weakening faith, andredirected ambitions, Mercyhurst will be with you.
will be there as aweight. You can fall into greater callousness, greater resistance to in-spiration, to regeneration once you have had the vision and let it slide.But
not going to rain. We have spent too much time getting umbrellas ready.You have been prepared, you can use the Mercyhurst that
withyou. Tomorrow your minds and wills are yours
know and to love.Tomorrow you will see the needs of the children of men and you will carefor them. Tomorrow you will be with God in prayer and you will loveHim.
your closeness to Him and
Mary, pray for those who camethrough the four years with you, and
theirminds may be prepared well to know and to love.And the day after tomorrow, all
us will wake up
the sun andknow the God of Love.
Dear Editor-Elect:This is not an ordinary
is a note of congratulations together with best wishes that you may have
happy andsuccessful year as top name on the masthead. This letter also containsbest wishes to your assistants and to your entire
finegroup, you can't help but be
success.After all the times you have helped with the layouts, dummies, andarticles, how can
offer you advice? You know by now what occupyingthe editor's chair demands
you. You know that the Merciad isn't all
lots of fun and relaxation,
I honestly envy you and your staff next year.
times when you think the deadline just won't be met, but that feeling isnothing compared to seeing the
depending on you for an excellent Merciad every issue.
Your retiring Editor
Graduation coming fast, oh so fast;
And your college life is past, in the past
you did bequeath us loneliness,
There is an emptiness we can't
When you leave, let it not be for aye;Pray return on some less glad-pathetic day.Here Christ, the King, awaits you on His AltarEach Mercyhurst girl, his faithful daughter.
we say adieu,
Good luck to you and may God keep you allThe shades of eve' now close on
towersAnd turn the page of many happy hours.
TRAGEDY HAS STRUCK
Tragedy has struck! Death, as spring naturally follows winter, hasfollowed life. And so, the girls on First Foor Residence wish to expresstheir deepest sympathy on the passing
"Mary Joy" on May 10. MaryJoy,
favorite among the girls, was
sleek, slim, golden blonde.
main interest in life was swimming. She was, to use the term of the ex
"natural." Her death, though not recorded in the papers or onthe local broadcasts, greatly affected the
each and every one ofher friends
her untimely call to the greatbeyond was at first undeterminable, but after
thorough investigation itwas announced that starvation was the medium used by the hand of Fate.After the traditional period
mourning, Mary Joy's close friends,attired in formal cap and gown, marched in solemn funeral procession andcarried her to the Grotto Bridge for
There, with all the honors accorded her, and because
the water, Mary Joe wasgiven
naval burial, with the 21 gun salute.
Her former companions feel badly, to say the least, but they are consoled by the fact that Mary Joy was put to rest in the Grotto creek, hernatural habitat. |And she is completely happy in her particular heaven.
prevent any further tragedies, you
always clean the goldfish bowls thoroughly and see that the golden ones