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A Holy and HappyChristmas!
i
15
Vol. XXIV No. 4
Hurst
to HearNews Analyst
\
William G.
He.herington,
awsrdwinning
nat
onal
news analyst andforeign correspondent, will speakat Mercyhurst on January 13, at8:15 P. fee
I
Mr. Hetherington, who has madea brilliant and often dangerouscareer of covering internationalcrises, received It h e ColumbiaAw.rd and other test'monials asa staff
correspondent*
of the Newark News and foreign radio reporter of the National! Broadcasting Co. and the
American!
Broadcasting Co.
%
Since
Woild
War II, Mr. Hetherington has covered
virtually
everymajor crisis in Europe and theMiddle East. During the war, hewas assigned to the North Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters.From 1944-46, he also filled a wartime government
ass
:
gnment
asNews
Chiefs
of the U. S. Officeof War Information with the Mid
dle.
East headquarters in Cairo,Egypt.Mr.
Hetherington's
concept ofSoviet menace is based upon
first
hand coverage of Communist violence and intrigue. He repo.tedCommunist riots in Rome and Milan during the
ciitical Italian
elec-
-ttens
of 1948. He covered the Sov
iet,
blockade ofBarlin,
subsequent
Red violence in that former German capual, and Communist intrigue in
fVienna,
Trieste, andother trouble spots in
Eur op
a.
Covers Middle
East|
In the Middle East, Mr.
Hether
ington witnessed the birth
of
^Is
rael in
19fio"and
covered the sub
sequent^
Arab Jewish war, accompanying the Palmach, the famousJewish commandos, on many oftheir night raids. He has visitedArab refugee camps in the Levant
and!
American oil installations inSaudi, Arabia. More than once hewas caught in a
cr.s^fire
betweenBritish troops and Egyptian guerillas during the fighting in theSuez Canal Zone.In addition to foreign assignments
for
NBC and
ABC,
Mr.Heth-
eringtonbbroadcasts three times
aweek, a 15 minute news
commen-
week, a
15-minute
news
commen-
News" over the tadio of the Newark News,
WNJR.
WERC Sponsors
IRC
Panelists
Mercyhurst IRC presented apanel discussion on WERC, from8:30 to 9 p. m„ Saturday, December
13.
The, general topic was "Towards European Unity," withHelen Fogarty as moderator.Frances Sullivan explained theSchumann Plan, the Council! ofEurope was handled by Judy Car-low, and Mary Mullaney considered the. steps toward military unity.This was part of the
IRC's
program of evaluating current problems in the light of Christian principles.
^ke
MERCIAD
J-lA&L&ifZAiS-LK'*-!
A
Peaceful
andBlessed New YearMERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PA.December
16,
1952
ADORING SHEPHERDS,
Maureen!
Hammond, Mary JaneO'Dell, and Mary Ann Nash kneel before the Virgin and Child,The Blessed Mother is portrayed by Joanne
Harliovich.
Verse Choir
Highlights
Annual!
Soph Tableaux
"Behold
a virgin shall bear a
Son.^And
she shall call hisname Emmanuel."
h
. .
These words once again instilled the true Christmas spiritinto the hearts of those who witnessed the Sophomore Pageantof 1952.
At
beautiful narration by the voices of Ann Remaleyand Edith Lauler, the contrasting voices of the verse choir,and the inspiring portrayal by Joanne Harlovich of theBlessed Virgin, helped make the Child
o?
Peace outstandingin dignify, beauty and reverence. The selection was in four
parts:
The Promise, The Annunciation, The Journey and The
Fulfillment.
;!
$•
f
f
The carefully chosen sophomorecast included Katherine Eichen-
laub
as Joseph; Lorraine Reichelas Elizabeth; Barbara
Botsaris
asIsais; Victoria Argana, LaquitaDujuambi, and Caroline O'Connoras the Three Kings; Mary JaneO'Dell,
Maureen?
Hammond, andMary Ann Nash as the Shepherds;and Mary
Ree
Theuerkauf, MaryAgnes Goetzinger, and
sKathleenBraeger
as the Tribesmen. Thefour solo readers were. Kitty Kelly,Barbara Buerkle, Catherine McCarthy, and Margaret jFoley. Be-hind-the-scene chores were accomplished by an able crew headed by Betty Rossum.The reverential theme was further enchanced by the blendingvoices of the three-part choir asthey sang both Liturgical (hymnsof the Nativity and a few of themore popular Christmas carols.The audience joined the carolersin the singing of the traditional"Adeste Fidelis" to conclude another Christmas Pageant, a fittingtribute to the Child Of Peace.
onn
Give
o
Of Feb. Talk
Coming Events
December 17, Lighting of the
Crib
I
[
3jji-
December 18, Christmas DinnerDecember 19, Vacation beginsJanuary 5, Classes resumeJanuary 13, Speaker, JamesC. HetheringtonJanuary 17, "Stairway to the
30,
Semester
stars
"
I
January 26 -examsJanuary 29, Mother M. De-Sales
J*east
DayFebruary
8-10,
Speaker, John
J. Ryan
$
;
The distinguished educator andauthor, John J. Ryan, will spenda few days at Mercyhurst at thebeginning of the second semester.On February 8, 9, and 10,
hejfwill
give a series of
talkslto
the student body as well as special conferences for the faculty and the students.Born in Texas, John Ryan moved to Boston when he was onlyfourteen years old. He graduatedfrom Harvard in 1921 and afterhis graduate work returned toteach in the English departmentthere. During this same period he.began to teach philosophy, psychology, and logic as well as English at the Chamberlayne JuniorCollege. Since
*
then he has alsotaught at Holy Cross Colle&e, Boston College, and the Catholic University where he has been generaladvisor to the College Workshopfor the past five years.In his book, "The Idea of aCatholic College," Mr. Ryan presents a blueprint of the ideal Catholic college as he believes it shouldand could exist in America today.His second book, "Beyond
Human
-ism," is the summary of the author's experience during five yearsas lecturer and writer on education.
I
As a result
of
This varied teach-
ing
experiences, Professor Ryan isable to see the problems of Catholic college education from without as well as within and propose
solutions from this vantage point,
Freshmen Unite TalentsTo Entertain College
I Bright red and snowy! white balls bob merrily from theceiling of a transformed auditorium as faculty, students, andemployees assemble for a gala evening. The occasion? Theannual Christmas party when all freshmen combine their
tal-
snts
and skills
ing
an effort to entertain all at Mercyhurst.
I*
|A
theme of red
and!
white is carried out. Cordial waitresses, costumed in keeping with the theme, serve guests seated at red and white covered tables with traditional sprays ascenterpieces, The soft glow of candles enclosed in red and
white glasses add to the air of
Delta EpsilonHonors Four
Delta Epsilon Sigma will installfour Mercyhurst seniors into itsAlpha Ki Chapter
in*early
January. This national scholastic hon-
oi
society gives recognition tohigh scholarship among the students in Catholic colleges and universities. The four to be honored
are:
Mareanne Cole, Mary LouDwyer,
Joan*Harrison
and LouiseKamenjar.Members are chosen from theliberal arts department on a basisof
good*character,
liberal culture,and honor rating. Each year thecollege elects a maximum of tenper cent of the graduating classwho have
maintained,
a
"B"
average. These girls are selected bya founding committee of three, upon the recommendation of the faculty.Mary Lou Dwyer and Joan Harrison recently received recognition from the national "Who'sWho in
*
American iColleges andUniversities."Mareanne or "Chris"
|Cole
anErie resident, is a student in theart department of the college. Anactive member of the dayhop Y.C.
S.Jshe
is also interested
infthe
Art Club and the Glee Club andwrites a weekly column for theTimes.Louise
Kamenjar,
from Natrona,Penna., represents the English department. She is also a memberof
the J
Glee Club, as well
as
{theFrench Club, and the DramaticSociety.
Ryan
enes
s
Campus To DisplayChristmas CribFor
Fifth
Season
2With
the recitation of the firstchapter of Saint Luke, the Crib onthe front campus will be illuminated on Wednesday evening at
eight
o'clock.
The traditional ceremony willbegin with a processional of thestudent body attired in formal academic attire.
|
Previous to thereading of the Christmas
Story
byMiss
Helen
Kelly, the
group.will
sing Christmas carols and songs.The ceremony will be concludedwith the singing of "Silent Night"and
a
recessional.This will be the fifth season thatMercyhurst has
displayed
a lighted crib on its campus, and each
yeai
the
scene
continues to attract
hundreds
of Erieites to the college
dux
ing the Christmas holidays.festivity. Brightly decoratedChristmas trees placed throughout complete the gay atmosphere.PatriciaMaley,dressed as anangel, openedthe!party
with{
agracious welcome to all from herclassmates. Then the freshmenblended their voices in the singingof a carol. A delightfully entertaining program
consisted}
of aballet number by Diane Ledoux;
at
dialogue by Margaret Hirsh,Jean Lee, Ceci Parker and MaryGene Pyne; an exhibition drill to
"ThejMarchiof
the Tin Soldiers"portrayed by Martha McNulty,Diane Ledoux. Carol Kelly, Pa-tricia Narby, Phyllis Narby, andPatricia Fridley;
ja
reading byJean* Heavey; a tap number byPatricia Murphy and Betty JeanBisgrove; and Christmas in othercountries
with j
Mary Lou Barnes,Josephine Caicedo, Rosario Mor
eno,
Joan Clancy, and
Roberta
Bartkowiak.
Asia
climax, Santa, accompanied by Mrs. Santa, appeared anddistributed gifts from his hugepack. The
pairjbear
a slight resemblance to Georgia Lackey andJean Heavey.
I
Chairmen who united their talents t
omake this «
even a success
are:
decorations, Mary Kelly; en
tertainment,^
Jean Heavey; refreshments, Barbara Cavanaugh;and invitations, Ann Popp.
I
Sophs Design
Starry U
our
For Jan.
17 7f
"We're giving you an opportunity to
explore fthe
heavens," saythe Sophomores. Not really as fantastic as it sounds, a one-way ticket to the "Stairway to the Stars"is all that is necessary to take this
trip
*
H I
\
The one and only guided tourwill be conducted from
Dorn's
Auditorium on the star-sprinklednight of January 17. Collegianswill be transported into a world ofsilver and blue, as they dancefrom star to star to the strains ofconductor Les
Sharr's
orchestra.
f
At intermission, the queen elect,a Senior, will ascend her stairwayto the stars to accept her crownwhich she will wear as she reignsas the brightest star of all.As the stars begin to fade intothe midnight blue, the dancerswill
find
themselves at the top ofthe stairway
and
the stars will bewithin their reach. Though thetour will be
ended,
the stars willremain as souvenirs of four memorable hours passed on the "Stairway to the Stars."
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Page
Two
f H
E JHERCiAO
December
i6,
i$52
Christmas
Without ChristIs Impossible to
imagine
"Put Christ back into Christmas." What a cruel blow to
the.
Motherof Christ that we must use such a slogan in order to give her Son Hisrightful place on His own birthday.Can men not see the error of their ways? In a world so chaoticand uncertain as their own, can they not see that the true meaning ofChristmas is being lost
inline
shuffled cards of commercialism andpaganism?
GrantedIthere
have been attempts to restore Christ to Hisrightful position, but
those,
few
attempts
are overshadowed by the innumerable commercialized preparations for this beautiful season.In millions of homes j throughout our country, men, women! andchildren will soon gather about their
gaily-decorated |trees
and distribute gifts of all types, some of which will probably be stuck away in theattic or given to some poor, unsuspecting relative at a latex date. Families will sit down to a table heavily laden with food and eat more
tha,n
is good for them. After an exhaustive day,
they
will tumble into theirbeds with nothing but material gains to show for the day.The true and
whole J
meaning of Christmas is in the miracle ofChrist's birth and, subsequently, His death. Only once in the history ofman has there
'been
such
a
Being, a Being Who loves His children socompletely that He dedicated His e.ntire life to the salvation of all whowere, are, and will be in need of His supreme sacrifice. And no man cantruthfully say that he does not need this sacrifice.We must have a complete love of God and of our neighbors in order to have peace in the world. Thus, we can put Christ back intoChristmas by turning away from Christmas commercialized and turning to Christmas "religionized.''
'$
We shall have "Christ in
Christmas";when!we doSmore
prayingthan shopping, when there are longer lines at confessional boxes thanat liquor stores, and when
more,
folks gather at Christmas cribs than atnight clubs. Then we shall have "peace on earth among men of good
will."
& iM
I
i
'- ^IE?
Shall We Welcome 1953With Hope or Despair?
The future holds a
promise—but
of what? Something new and
dif
ferent
always',fascinates
a
child,
and so, too, with the adult. That's,why we look forward to the new year. It brings us another challenge—new material to be worked with and molded into, yes, a thing of beauty.For time is a gift of God and meant to be used for His honor and glory,not for our own selfish gains. Our goal is not the new year by
itself,
butmaking it the best year
yet—asdf
it were to be our last. Every yearbrings us closer to our ultimate goal.But what promises does 1953 hold up to us? Maybe it's a fresh start.Beginning on January 20 we shall be
faced
with the new administrationthat we the citizens of these United States have decided will best serve
us.
But that will be just the
beginning—its
future accomplishments willbe the true test of its worth. Our soldiers in Korea are looking to thenew year, and to Washington, with new hope. Here at home we're look-ing for the fulfillment of promises, in a more stable economy and lower
taxes.
At
Mercy
hurst
1953
promises to be a momentous
year—its
foundationshave already been laid. Each day brings us closer to the fulfillment ofour dream. And it's good to dream, for a dream is based on hope andgiven us an ideal for which to strive.
£
Now
thejquestion arises—are
\
wellooking
forward to 1953 with avital hope or
withja
sinking feeling of despair? With so much promiseawaiting us in the
future,
what else can we say but
"hope^in
the Lordand all else shall be added unto you."
i-
' *
M^olve
our
Wc
True?
Believe it or notMercyhurst is not in hellNor is it in heaven.It is on a place called earthMercyhurst is not in PatagoniaOr in Lower Slobbovia.It is in a curious placeCalled the
"Ulnited
States ofAmerica.This curious place, IT. S. A.Has had an election,
(Curiouser
and Curiouser)And a man named Eisenhower haswon.That much is known at Mercyhurst(Perhaps in Slobbovia too)But
here
lis a question to stumpone and all,(In Mercyhurst and Slobbovia)Who is in Congress and What'sin the Ca-bi-net?Slobbovians say and Mercyhurst
too,
"Who Cares? That is none of mybus-i-ness!"
Curtain RevealsDivine Drama of Mass
The English nation as almost every ration of our time hasacknowledged the sacrifice of the Mass as the most importantpart of the
Christmas
{celebration by giving to
the
day
t*»e
name Christmas or Christ's Mass. From the original English
"Cristes
Maesse,'
,
to the Dutch "Kermis" the Mass
is
the beautyand fulness of the Birthday of Christ.In spite
oi
Santa Claus, presents, trees, and lights, shouldnot we who live 2000 years after this birth of Christ havemore feeling for the beauty and significance of
Christ's
Mass? The shepherds knelt in the snow adoring, praising, andworshipping their Infant, their King, and their Lord. We, oftoday, can kneel in our pews and worship an Infant, a King,and a Redeemer. He is present on the altar as He was presentin the Crib on that night so long, long ago. J J 5Presents and trees are merely a backdrop for the greatdrama of Christ's Mass. We are honored participants alongwith the priest, the shepherds, Mary and Joseph. We read themost beautiful dialogue in history when we read the Properof the Christmas Mass. In it we have for our Leading Man ourKing and our God; for the Leading Lady, our Queen and ourMother. The scene is Bethlehem, the time is Midnight. ThePrologue is given from the Book of
Wisdom
(18, 14-15):For while all things were in quiet silence, and
)the
night was in the midst of her course, Thy al"mighty word leapt down from heaven from
Thyf
royal throne, as a
fierce
conqueror into the midstof the land of destruction.
i
The choir draws back the open-
For Mary's Socialists
Merry Christmas, Socialists,from the Central Council. Onlyeight days to Christ's
Mass—and
there's so much
.to
do. It was the
perfect
love of God the Fatherthat
wilted
His
Sonito
be born ofwoman, to suffer and die
for
man's
sins.
It was out of love that Marysaid "I will" and changed thecourse of time.
Thelentire
theme is love: Godloved, Christ loved, Mary
loved—
God created us, Christ redeemedus and Mary, the human instrument, gave her whole self to Themboth. We also love. God gave usparents, relatives, friends wehonor Him when we show our loveto them. We help with the children so mom can make daily
Mass,
or with the dishes so everyone can
take $
part in the familyrosary.On Christmas morning wegather together and exchange
gifts—tokens
of love. What of Godwho gave us the very being withwhich we love? What gift wouldbest suit
dad—a
flowered housecoat? Not very well! We give dad
whatjjsuits
him. There's only onething which suits God.
Our ^whole se^f—everything
we
do,
eat, sleep, play, walk, talk.. . By The PrefectGod made us to do all these things
—we
in turn offer it all to Him—when at
Mass—Christ's
Mass. Weunite ourselves as best able withGod the Son who is offered ateach Mass. It is love that makesthis possible.All over the United States thereis a movement to increase theparticipation
of_
the laity in theliturgy. Here at Mercyhurst we begin each day with either a sungor a dialogue Mass. Each noonPrime is recited and each eveningat 9:30, Compline. Thanks go toFather Latimer who has stimulated us to sing the final
antiphon
of Compline. It sounds good, too."Many Are One" by Father LeeTrese very clearly defines thesocial nature of our faith. Hewrites especially
jfor
the laitywhen
he?says "sanctification
. . .is something between God and meand my neighbor.".
One more thought and thatconcerns the Sodality Black Board.Many of you probably have quotations that you would like to sharewith the rest of us. Why not putthem in
the
(box that is attachedto the board.ing curtain as it sings the beauti-
fullcanticle
of the Introit, "Dom-inus dixit ad me . . .",
and!
theDrama has begun. It is God Himself speaking to His Son and saying: "This day have I begottenThee . .
."
Angels and men burstforth
?in
the chant of the Gloria,"Gloria in excelsis Deo . . ." Couldever a more {beautiful hymn beraised to God by angels or men?The Collect sums up all ourprayers by asking God in eloquentyet simple words to "grant that wewho have known the mysteries ofthis Light on earth may
likewisecornel
to the enjoyment of it inHeaven." The Gradual which follows is a hymn to the "GreatGod," the Creator, the Infant,Jesus at Bethlehem. The Gospelis the original and only Christmasstory told in the words of a masterwho cannot be improved upon—JMary, HolyPray for us.Mother of God,"At that time there went out adecree from Caesar Augustus . . ."The "Laetentur
J
Coeli"
and the"In Splendoribus" of the Offertoryand Communion are exemplary ofthe Mass of Christ's minute perfection.
|
And now arrives the gloriousmoment when we, the faithfulcommunicants, can cake the Infant from His bed of straw in thecold snow of Bethlehem and shelter Him in
our!
Hearts.
The finalcurtain is drawn on the Gospelof St.
John—"And
the Word wasmade Flesh and
dwelc
amongst
us."
I !
om e&
Wuk Ctfu
uaran
o
i*Is
your list of unbought Christmas presents still hopelessly long?Don't despair. Here's the perfectsolution for
all*
your shoppingworries.
WhySnot
give books thisChristmas? You will find one
suit
able for everyone on your list, oldor young, male or
female.
No moreworrying whether size twelve willmake cousin Mary look like a
stuffed
sausage, or whether friendBill already has ten pairs of cuff
links.
All you have to know tobuy a book is its title, and we'llsuggest a number for happyChristmas giving right here.Books For ChildrenGood Morning', Boys
and
Girls!By Reverend Thomas J. Hosty.This new book of 40 little religiousstories
Is
popular with childrenand parents alike.The Littlest Angel by CharlesTazelwell.
|Fanciful
tale of afreckle-faced little angel.
|
Fifteen Saints for Girls by Sr.M. Cornelius. Short biographies offifteen popular women saints.Girls
9-14J
|
The Good Bad Boy by Rev. Gerald Brennan. This is the diary of
Pompey
Briggs, filled with theriotous escapades of a typicaleighth grader. Boys 11-14.Saints for Home
and"
School byThomas A. Melady. Forty saintsevery child should know. 9-13.
All!
stars for Christ by RobertG. North, S. J. Thrilling storiesof sixteen young men. Boys 12-16.Young Mothers (or Old)
DoJyou
have agister or friendwho is starting a family? Surprise
her with one of these.
8 Baby Grows in Age
and)
Graceby Rt.lRev.
Msgr.
Peter Wyn--hoven. A very humorously
written
study of children for mothers.Cooking for Christ
by
j
Florence
Berger. A pleasantly differentbook which helps the homemakerbring the liturgical year into
her
kitchen. Delicious recipes andhelpful meditations go hand inhand in this volume.Family Christmas BooksChristmastide edited by WilliamJ.
Rochrenbeck.
Catholic
tales
from the world's best Christmasliterature.The Christmas Book by FrancisX. Weisner. The story of the celebration of Christmas, the growthof its many
customs ^through the
ages to the present day Americanfestivities.
The
t;
New Testament by Mon-signor Knox. This beautiful newtranslation of scripture will bewelcome in any Catholic family.General
Books;
Here you will find books for allyour friends,
males
and female.I Had to Know by Gladys Apple-ton. The inspiring story of afamous foreign correspondent andher quest for a faith to live by.
DomCamillo
and His Flock byGiovanni Guareschi. A charming
story
of a
lovable<
and humorousvillage
priest!
who consults with
Christ|
and consorts with Communists.Yesterday, Today and
'Forever
by Marie Augusta Trapp. Personaland deeply sincere narrative ofthe
frapp
family's spiritual life-how Mrs. Trapp taught her chil
dren the Gospels in terms of
events in their own lives.The
Imitation
of Christ byThomas a
Kempis.
FamousChristmas gift to people of allcreeds for many years has
been
this classic work of a
Kempis".-
Give it to a special friend thisyear. Why not to the man in yourlife?Another book for special Christmas giving is the new pocket-sizededition of the
Summa Theiologica
of St. Thomas Aquinas, "My Wayof
Life."
Another thought to tuckaway for last minute Christmasshopping- is a subscription to aleading Catholic magazine. We'llmention America, Catholic Digest,Catholic World, and the Sign. Youcan go on from there. HappyChristmas
shopping
1
 
December
16,
1&S2
THE
MEDCIAD
Page Three
erdonalito rirci i
td
An
armful of books and a cheerful smile are characteristicof a Mercyhurst "dayhop". Happy; in spite of the weather areMary Ann Nash, Anne Sennett, Marilyn Genck, and Rosemary
McCabe.I |
* *
The
"other-half"
of Mercy hurst (day-hops),often!seenloaded down with books, scarfs and earmuffs as they maketheir way
eternally|from
home to school, are represented bythe above group of girls.
.Mercyhurst
owes much to these girlswho divide their time between home
and|school
and yet remain students and
a
ctive|
participants
in everything^Mercy-
hurst.
Anne Sennett, our senior representative, has revealed that hersecret
ambition?
is to be General"Ike's" secretary although she. maynever realize
this?
ambition,
It
won't be because she
isn't!
capable. Working for her major inBusiness, Anne, is active in OGA,the Business staff of Praeterita,and Student Council. Besides theseactivities she finds time to be actively interested inYCS. AlthoughAnne doesn't intend to teach, she
thoroughly
enjoyed her practiceteaching at Academy. With an eyeto the future and a desire, to "seethe
world"
Anne will probablydo secretarial^ work
in-some
othercity after graduation.An Elementary Ed Major, Rosemary McCabe can
often
be.
seen inthe library doing her "6th gradearithmetic" homework. A graduate of Mercyhurst Seminary,"Sis" lists as pet
peeves—gettiri
xo
up early and people who are constantly complaining. After schoolhours, Sis is found working*; atthe General^ Telephone Companyas an operator. A firm believerin lending a helping hand and being an active participator, she isa member of the Young ChristianStudents, a Janus pledge, the Elementary Education Club, andlends her voice to the Collegeglee club. Sis's interests lie inreading and playing bridge. Afterleaving the Hurst she, would liketo teach kindergarten.Small in stature, but big inheart describes Sophomore MaryAnn
Nash
Ranking high
inlher
list of likes is both classical andsemi-classical music. An Englishmajor, Mary Ann minors in Frenchand history. Like many other"day-hops", Mary Ann
^works
after school and on Saturdays.Her ready smile and pleasant manner help to brighten the sportsdepartment of Halle's. Mary Ann'sone complaint is against peoplewho are habitually late, althoughshe lists herself as an offender.We think Erie will receive one. ofits best teachers when this littlelady graduates.A relative new corner to the"college on the hill" is freshman
Marilyn!Genck.
A whizz
with
\
the
needle, she finds sewing an interesting pastime. During herfour years at Academy HighSchool, Marilyn was active as anassistant Girl Scout Leader. Although her graduation may be away
off,
right now Marilyn wouldlike to teach Home Economics insome Erie High School.
Doctor Pattee BroadensStudent View of Spain
Collegians who heard Dr. Richard Pattee speak on Spain at theassembly on December
5,
expressed the hope that his
first-visit
toMercyhurst would not be his last.Equal prominent in Spain
and
inother Spanish countries, DoctorPattee at present holds the position of Consultant on International Affairs of the
JNCWC
ofthe United States.
iln
speaking of
the
importanceof Spain today, he emphasizedthat her geographical
position
lisof strategic importance to thewhole world. Then, too, her deep
rooted convictions
against Communism can be helpful to all other
anti-Communist
nations. Finally,as the only country which still hasany influence over the Arabs,Spain will be of
importance
insettling the critical questions surrounding that country.In his talk, Dr. Pattee stressedthat to understand Spain, onemust first
understand?
her people.He characterized the
Spaish
mentality as being Individualistic, uncompromising, and brutally logical: An austere person, the Span-lard is not depressed by the factthat most of the world is againsthim, but rather enjoys standingoff from the rest of the world.Dr. Pattee gave a clear picture.
Of
the Spanish political system,relating the history of the countryfrom the fall of the monarchy in
10311
to the present-day. Francoregime. He further stated that
America's
defense plans in theSouthern European nation arestrictly under the thumb of theSpanish leader, who is a shrewd
business
man.Spain, the country, and its people,
is
certainly more familiar toMercyhurst students since the enlightening lecture of Dr. Pattee.
Orphans Enjoy
Mercyhurst Girls
un and Toys
Seventy smiling children fromSt. Joseph's Home came toMercyhurst
6/n
December20 for their first Christmasparty of the season. There
is
littleroom for comparison, though, ofthe happiness of these little ones
and a
the girls at Mercyhurst. Bothended the day with sweet memories and a reluctant good-bye.
|
A Jolly Santa brought a gleamto many an eye as he handed outlovely gifts to each. His laden bagheld many a toy donated by thekindness of Sears Roebuck andCompany.|The proverbial "eyes biggerthan stomach" was proven onceagain when the children were presented with tables filled with allthe Christmas goodies. Each leftwith tummies full and presents,prizes, and an extra cookie or sotucked away
in
their pockets.The Mercyhurst girls adopt forthe day some little girl or boy andhelp him to fill his day with fun.Often the same children returnthe following year looking fortheir old friends.The Christmas spirit of givingfills the hearts of all and the wonderful traditions of the holiday atMercyhurst begin.
Are Talking
About...
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT ... the clever and
talented!freshmen
who proved themselves a successful team in theirpresentation of
the
[annual Christmas party . . . the reason (moonlightbathing?) why Bet Broderick was noticed recently outside room
55—
dripping wet . . . the Gannon Military Ball being held this week . . •the unusual reminder (definitely not a sentimental song!) which causesJean Broscoe to start reminiscing . . . the pageant that wasn't exactlya pageant staged by the sophomores . . . Donna
Cutrona"s
amazementat being told she was not tall enough to portray St. Joseph . . . MaryLou
Dwyer's
bells ... a certain someone bitten,
\
that
is smitten, byJody Ryan . . . Christmas caroling.MERCYHURST GIRLS
5
TALKING ABOUT . . . CLAIREAGLIATA, busy making Christmas gifts
, [i
. the popularity of MARGE
J*-*
REICHEL, and room 25
a
fj
FLO
RENEthe holidayThe Students of Mercyhurst andthe orphans of Saint Joseph wishto extend to Sears-Roebuck andCompany their deepest gratitudefor their kind cooperation and generosity in donating the toys
for
theorphans Christmas Party.CHERRY changing a flat tire in downtown Eriefestivities planned by the Pittsburgh and Buffalo alumnae chapters. . . BONNIE
BUERKLE'S
visit
. ,
. the winner (of the top chance-seller award in the Lounge Project.MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT ... the busysophomores and their Sophonadc theme ("Dancing Un the
Dark,"
sophs?) . . . Mickey?iO'Donnell, Jody Ryan, and Donna
Bycrs
wondering, "Is we is or is we
ain't,"—compused,
of course .
.1.
the trip to theErie Dispatch organized by the Merciad for its editors and staff members . . . Jean Heavey,
^Pat
Maley,their hilarious
baby-sitting
ex
periences
. . .
getting
to know the senior home ecers all over againnow that they're back from the Home Management House ... a special "Welcome Back" to Doris Moore ... holiday parties and celebrating.MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . .
.JOAN
WALSH,freshman class president of last year, spending several days here recently as the guest of MARGE WILLIAMS and FRAN SANFRATELLO. . . DIANE
LEDOUX'Sfbright red {knee
socks ... the
Ofifce
PracticeRoom decorated by RITA PANCIERA, PAT DUFFY, and RITA SHAN-AHANl. . . the birthday dinner at "The Den" for freshman MARTYMoNULTY ... the first "big"
snjowfall
. . . Terry
J
Gorney's" spaceranger" badge . .
.
Sophomore term papers . . - "What I want
it
orChristmas" . . . Mary Kelly's "weighty" {problem . . . Dolores Fratus,the high salesman . . . Dr.
"D's"
and Judy
EUermeyer's
new glasses,
ART'S
ICE CREAM BAR
Luncheonette and Magazines3709 Pine Avenue"there is no compliment like imitation" .
.\
the
Gannon—Grove
- Citybasketball game ... "I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" . .
m
a veryMerry Christmas . . •MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . .
Marlene
De-Mattia
and!
the other Rochester-Buffalo
bounds
vacationers who serenaded their fellow Empire-travelers by request . . . the generosityof Sears Roebuck and Company in once again donating the toys givento the children at the Orphans' Party*. . . the
^establishment
of theArmed Forces Blood Program to be supervised
hereby
the Red CrossCommittee . . . dorm decorations and Christmas spirit . .;. Jean Drou-hard getting in the Christmas "spirits" . . . "Likeable Jezebel" recently acquired by Rita Shanahan and Marilyn Kelly . . , caroling andMidnight Benediction.
There's
fun-filled
contusion
when the campus emptiesinto cars, trains and planesas Christinas holidaysbegin.Heading
for
goodtimes? Pause for a Cokeand go
refreshed*
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