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"Everywhere
we wander" is the theme of Margaret Broderick,
Peggy
Cavanaugh, Ann Kennedy. Bet Broderick, Marilyn Kelley,Fran Sullivan, Florene Cherry and Joan Harrison. The
girls
are pic-
tu
red: planning: their trips which will take them to Canada
to
^fur
ther their studies in French and to Europe on a NFCCS tour.
Class
DaylHeld
TodayNew Little Theatre
A new tradition originated today as
Mercyhurst
College observedher Class Day ceremonies at three o'clock in the Little Theater, for thefirst time, Margaret Broderick, senior class president, opened the program by
-extending
a welcome and
Mareanne
Cole, vice-president, wasnext on the program,
with'!?
a
talk
on Mercyhurst traditions.The "Turning of the Tassels," an academic ceremony, was then
performedIby
the senior class officers, Margaret Broderick, MareanneCole, Marilyn Kelley, and RitaPanciera. Jo Ann Weaver gavethe principal talk of the afternoonentitled, "Toward A Christian Society" which centered about theidea that the student should makeuse of the academic community asa
preparation for her future roleas a citizen.Dr. M. J. Relihan then gave outspecial awards among which wasthe Carpe Diem award. The dedication of the "iPraeterita" wasread -toy Jo
Ann
J Weaver, editor.During the program the GleeClub, under
thefdirection
of Mrs.Louise Dolce, entertainedwith,the musical-selections, "Ride theChariot,"
I
"There's
*
One That ILove Dearly,"
and?
"Donkey Serenade."
I
h
The program in the Little Theater was brought to a close
?by
Frances Sullivan with the recitation of the "Ivy Poem" and aspecial talk entitled, "In
Memor-
iam
of Sister Mary Alice." In thespeech, Frances
made] a
compari
son j
between the clinging ivy andSister Mary Alice's great love forMercyhurst. With these thoughtsringing
I
in their hearts, the student body watched the seniorclass plant the ivy, for the firsttime, outside the Little Theater.
Former StudentsToS Be Professed'ReminiscencesToBe Soph
Iheme
Toni
Simplicity will be the keynoteof this year's Lantern Night whichtakes place this evening. Emphasiswill be placed upon the traditional"lantern"
I
ceremony which symbolizes the farewells of the "littlesisters" to the graduating seniors.
*
As has been the custom in thepast, the sophomores will entertaintheir "big sisters"
foi
the last time.The brief program will consist ofmusical numbers by individualgroups, the
co-ordinaling
theme ofwhich will be "Reminiscence."The Seminarians' wreath dance,rained out on May Day, will alsobe presented for the Lantern Nightaudience.
Mercyhurst Girls
^Turn
{Tables
Mercyhurst.
has always been interested in international affairs,for many foreign students have attended the college. However, this
summer
the "tables are turning,"for Mercyhurst girls will receivefirst-hand information with regardto the social, political, religious,and economic conditions in Europeand Canada.Pas ports will be the order of th*day for Marilyn Kelley, Fran Sullivan, and Joan Harrison who will
depart,
for an N.F.C.C.S. tour ofEurope, from Montreal on June 23.These girls will be enroute a totalof sixty-seven days, of which fifty-one days will be spent enjoyingEurope.Highlighting the three seniors'vacation in Europe will be the college campus atmosphere of thesteam-ship; bicycles and
motor-carswil I
be in order. Some of the placeswhich will be host to Fran, Joan,and Marilyn, are Dublin, London,
Ki
Harney,
Amsterdam
Cologne,Milan, Venice,| Rome, Avignon,Lourdes, and Paris.Another roving senior, FloreneCherry, will sail from New York inAugust for Trieste in order to visither sister and brother-in-law. Themost important feature of
Floiene's
trip will be a first look at her newnephew and running a close second, her trip across the Mediterranean and through Italy.Four other Mercyhurst girls willbe spending six
weeks !
in the oldand historic city of Quebec. Margaret
Broderick,
Peg Cavanaugh,Ann Kennedy, and Bet Broderickare planning to attend summerschool at Laval University wherethey will further their studies in
French
These
girls-wiliSlive
withFrench families and will attemptto communicate with each otheronly in French. They, too, will toura beautiful country, Canada. All ofthem are looking forward to
their
first visit to St. Anne de Beau-pre's Shrine.And thus, Mercyhurst girls willbe scattered throughout the worldthis summer.
<JU
MERCIAD
Vol. XXIV, No. 8MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PA.June 2, 1953
Mercyhurst To Award DegreesTo
Twenty-fifth
Graduating Class
Baccalaureate Services,
Commenceiiient Exercisesl
For
Forty Seniors Close Scholastic Year
of
inCongratulations, Glass of '53In behalf of the faculty andstudent body, the Merciad
staff
expresses
heartful
wishesfor your continued successand happiness. Good luck!Mercyhurst
sen
ted in theat Titusvillewill be well repre-religious ceremonies
this
month by fiveformer students and one teacher.Final vows will be made at
Ma-s
on Sunday morning. June 21, by
Sister'S
M. Timothy Kelly, formerhome economics teacher, and Sister M. Rebecca Sullivan of the
Class
of '46. At the same time,temporary profession of vows
w.ll
be made by Sister M. PatriciaBrown and Sister M. Lucy Schultz,both of the Class of
'53.
* p
Receiving? the religious habit ata Reception Ceremony on Monday
afternoon,|June
22, will be twoother members of the Class of '53,Bernadette Bell and
*Donna
MaeOrion*
Major Officers Elected,
|
Appointed for
1953-54
Once again the students of Mercyhurst College, using their education and their experiences with fellow students as guides, have filledfour of the major school
offices|for
1953-54.
- '; |
Office of
Student
Council President, the leading office of the college, will be filled by Donna Byers of Youngstown, Ohio. Donna is anEnglish major and minors
injHistory
and Psychology. She was classpresident in her freshman and sophomore years and held the office ofGlee Club president this year.
m
ftPauline
So id
a of Leech burg,Pa., has been named editor-in-chief of Praeterita.
Pauline I
ispresident of the Press Club and leda successful campaign as publicityhead for "Brlgadoon." English isher major, and she minors in History and Dramatics.Prefect of the Sodality for semesters of '53 and
'54
is BarbaraKlein of Warsaw, N. Y. Barbara
is
an art major, minoring
in
English and Dramatics. Long connect
ed!
with the Mercyhurst Sodality,Barbara has worked with the present Prefect in the reorganizationof the Sodality.Elected editor-in-chief of the
Merciad
is Mary Anne Hayes who
majors
in Home Economics. Writing for the Merciad for two yearshas given her a fitting backgroundfor this office. Last year she heldthe assistant editorship of the. paper. The
Merciad
editor hails fromBuffalo, N. Y.
^
Stepping into the major offices left vacant
by5
the retiringclass of '53 are the newly elected leaders in the Class of
'54.
Left toright are Barbara Klein, Mary Anne Hayes, Pauline fsolida,
jand
Donna Byers.Baccalaureate services for the twenty-fifth graduating classMercyhurst College were held Sunday morning, May 31, at 10:30the College Chapel. Rev. Daniel J. Martin, college chaplain, officiatedat the Solemn High Mass. The Baccalaureate address was delivered byRev. Francis P. Tushim, director of the St. Vincent de
iPaul
Society.Sunday afternoon, the seniors were received into the" Alumnae,Association at a reception and tea held in their honor.Commencement exercises will be held in
the ChapeL
of Christ theKing, Wednesday evening, at 8:30. His Excellency, the Most
Reverend
John Mark Gannon, Bishop of Erie, will confer degrees on the fortygraduates, assisted
Iby
the college chaplain,
Rev
Daniel Martin, and
Professor fof
Education, Dr. Michael
J.*
Relihan. The commencementaddress will be given by Paul K. Thomson, one of the country's mostrecent
and
prominent converts to the Catholic Church.
\
^Liberal
Arts students who, will
•§ receive*Bachelor
of Arts degrees
Q
are: Claire Agliata, Buffalo, N. Y.;
I Margatet
Broderick, Savannah, Ga.;
|
Paula Brugger, Erie, Pa.; Mary
B
Ann Callahan,
5
P
Rochester,|
N.J
Y.?
• Judith Carlow, Erie
r
|Pa.; Margaret• Cavanaugh, Emporium. Pa.;
Flor-
Jene
Cherry, Bridgeville, Pa.; Mare-
|
anne Cole, Erie, Pa.; Patricia Cos-grove, Hornell, N. Y.; Camilla De-Campli,
Ell
wood City, Pa.;
Roxana
Downing, Erie,
Pa*if
Mary LouDwyer, Rochester, N.
Y.j^Mary
Kay Dyke, Hornell, N. Y.; HelenFogarty, Auburn/
N.
Y.; Mary Ann
•Gustafson,?
Erie, Pa.; Joan Harrison, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Louise Ka-
B;
men
ar,
Natrona, Pa.; Marilyn Kel-
j£
ley, Youngstown, Ohio; Donna MaeOrton,Erie,Pa.; Mary Ann
Raw
a,Erie, Pa.; Frances Sullivan, Rochester, N. Y.; and JuliaTech,Erie, Pa.Candidates
for
Bachelor of Science in Home Economics are: Ann
Cobbe,j
Dunkirk, N. Y.; MargaretGreen, Meadville, Pa.; Molly Li,Tientsin, China; Marilyn Harkins.Hornell, N. Y.; Doris Moore, Leep-
;
er, Pa.; and Norma Jean Scott.Pittsburgh, Pa.Degrees of Bachelor of Sciencein Commercial Education;
will
beawarded to Janet Davis, Erie, Pa.;Patricia Duffy, Johnsonburg, Pa.;Mary Jachimczyk, Erie, Pa.; Patricia Liebel, Erie, Pa.; Frances*Miller, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rita Panciera,New Bethlehem, Pa.; Norma Scha-berl, St. Marys, Pa.; Anne Sennett,Erie, Pa.; Rita Shanahan, NiagaraFalls, N. Y.; and JoAnn Weaver,Erie. Pa.; Joan Davis, Erie, Pa,Degree of Bachelor of
Science
in Elementary Education will beawarded to Bernadette Bell, Sharon, Pa,
'•••
-»
"
*
 
Page Two
THE MCftCUD
June 2
Dear Underclassmen,
Social Research
What
do
you think
of
when
a
.graduatelsays, "Take care
||>Q||
Published
bf
Mercyhurst
for
me"?
Tomorrow the
class|of
1953 will
be
*
remembering all the events, both large and small, that form
Py TnVPCtiprQf QFS
the picture
of
four years
at
Mercyhurst College. And this
is
"J
*«Tvouguivio
what we're leaving
to
the care
of
the
underclassmen—all
thatis Mercyhurst.Now you might ask just what Mercyhurst
is to
her graduates. She
is
more than
the
'Hurst
on
thejhill, with
a
beautiful campus and stately buildings. This
isfall
that meets
the
eye
of
the casual visitor. But those who look deeper into
heir
life will
find
the heart
of
Mercyhurst.
J|
College life
is
filledlwith
so
many interesting activitiesthat no two people will give you the same answer for the onesthey love best.. From the first major event, Investiture, untilthe last, each one brings you closer
to
Mercyhurst and
to
oneanother,
unified
by
your "love and loyalty." Scrapbooks bearthe outward evidence
of
many pleasant times,
but
those
in
memory are the fondest
andfmost
enduring.Not only on May Day does Our Blessed Mother
reipn
overour campus but
'*through
all
the seasons
of
the
year."
WithMary
at
the center your college days will
be
properly guidedalong the path of true success and happiness. Just ask her help,and together you can watch over
Mercyhurst,!
for you
are a
family that will "stay together"
if
you "pray together."As the class
of
1953 leaves its Alma Mater, we ask you
to
always
be
faithful
to
the ideals
of Mercyhurst
College. Keepher love strong so that together you and Mercyhurst may become better.Sincerely,The Class
of
1953
Titles To Suit
All
ReadersSuggested in Reading List
To
add
to your
summei
readinglist, here are some recently published titles. Some are light, some in
a
more serious vein, and
some
are
in-between
— but
all
are interest-ing!
. ..." |
},
"
fFiction
De
Wohl —
The Golden ThreadBrady — Stage
of
FoolsKay*— A Crown
for
AshesWalsh — Blackock's FeatherConnolly — Dan England and theNoonday DevilRaw
lings
— The SojournerCarroll — The StrangerLea — Wonderful Country
t,
Cosgrove
— Cedar
of
LebanonSackville
-
West^-
The EasterPartyFrank an — To The Moment ofTriumph
Neill
— Traitor's MoonWalsh
—*Promises
To Keep
Reid —
The Colditz StoryGreene — Calvary
in
ChinaPoetryCampbell — Poems* of St, John of
the
Cross!Van DorenSpring Birth
and
Other PoemsMerton
v
BiographyFhe Sign
of
JonasMarshallSelinko
Ferber
-
MaritainSheed
Dawson
-
Burke —Stefferud
-
The White Rabbit
•Desiree
GiantGeneral
-'
Man and the StateSociety and Sanctity
-
Understanding Europe
Whatsis
the Index— The Wonderful Worldof BooksTimmermans
—The
Perfect Joy ofSt. FrancisCronin;— Adventures
in
TwoWorlds
$
Day — The Long LonelinessNoyes — Two Worl* for MemoryRuggles — Prince of PlayersRandall — Mary LincolnSandburg — Always the YoungStrangersSpiritualSheen
Life
of
Christ
Luce — Saints
for
Now
Desplanques
— Living the MassLynch —
A
Woman Wrapped
In
Silence
PI
us,
-~|
Christ
in
the HomeMenendez — Way
of
Divine LoveBrown — Life
of
Mary As Seenby MysticsAquinas
On the Power of GodVann — The Seven Swordsde Hueck
j
Where Love
If,
God If
THE MERCIAD
Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.£ Member
offASSOCIATED
COLLEGIATE PRESS
Editor
m
Mary Lou DwyerAssociate
Editor jean
DrouhardAssistant
Editors
Donna Byers, Mary Ann HayesBusiness
Editor ^
Rita
Shanahan
Editorial
Staff
Frances Sullivan,
Joan a
Harrison,Claire Agliata, Norma Jean
Scott,
Mary Ann Callahan,Helen Fogarty, Florene Cherry, Julie Tech, |JodyRyan, Barbara Haner, Ann Kennedy, Marge Williams,Betty Rossum, Lorraine Reichel, Victoria Argana.Business Staff
- __
.«-...«....
Dorothy
Zuzula, Mickey
O'DonneU,
Margaret;Grace,Roseann Andio, Mary
Kienzle
The past
ten
years have seena great deal
of
research
in the
area
of
students* attitudes towarddating and marriage. The Decem
ber,
1952, issue
of
the
"American
Catholic
Sociological
Review" carried
a
report on one
of
the first to
be
conducted
of
Catholic collegestudents in. Catholic colleges.
It
was carried
out by
ProfessorsRussell Barta and Charles
T.
O'Reilly
of
-Notre Dame University.A similar research project was
oar
ried
out at
Mercyhurst
and
Gannon Colleges by senior sociology majors, Mary Ann Callahanand Mary
Lou
Dwyer. Workingin conjunction with Dr. Haas
at
Mercyhurst, their professor
 heSocial Research course,
and Fa
ther
Shlpman
and Gannon College,they tabulated data from
the
anonymously
i
answered questionnaires of
5116
women and 85 men.Purpose
Primarily,!the
purpose was
to
compare
the
results
of the two
groups. Most
of
the questions related
to
student attitudes towarddating
and
marriage Two werealso included
to
find out whetherthere were any indications of family acceptance of responsibility forthe
dating
[behavior and sex education of its members.Concerning how many childrenthey
"planned"
to have, combinedresults at Mercyhurst and Gannonshowed 80.9 percent who "planned"
to
have four
to
twelve
or
"all* possible" children
and 19.1
percent, three or less, the averagein
the
present study being fourto six children.Dating HabitsIn the present study, 55.64 percent
of
the men and 61.7 percentof
the
women occasionally datednon-Catholics. At the time
of
theQuestionnaire, only
14.5
percentof the men and 16.8
per
cent
of
the women were dating non-Cath-ollcs.
Of
those currently datingnon-Catholics,
33 percent
of the
men and 55 percent of the womenfelt that chances
of a
mixed mar-
•riage
succeeding were "good,"while
30
percent
of the
womenand
33
percent
of the men
thought chances were "fair."Currently Dating CatholicsOi the men in the present studywho were currently dating Catholics,21 percent
thought*
chancesof success
in a
mixed marriagewere "good,"
45
percent thoughtthey were "fair," and 31 percentthought
"poor.."
Comparable percentages
of
the women currentlydating Catholics showed
35.2
"good,"
46
"fair"
and
15 percent"poor".08 percent
of the
men
and 83
percent
of the
women felt thatmoral character was the most essential quality in a potential mate.Under least essential, 41 percentof
the
men
and
74.7 percent
of
the women thought beauty
and
good looks least essential. Also,.3
percent:
of the men and 20.5per cent
of the
women thoughtcongenial in-laws least essential.Color DifferencesTo the question of whether they
would
marry
a
person differentin color
if
the person were Catholic
and
they were
in
love,
32
percent
of
the men and
14
percentof the women replied "yes," while68 percent of the men and 86 percent
of
the women
replied>
"no,"
O -0
For Mary's
Sodalists...
...ByTHEPREFEOT
What are you thinking
of at
this instant?
Of
graduation,-or
vacation,
or
are you
Just
day-dreaming? Whatever
it
may be, atop, yes,STOP. Now
think—only
think of yourself as
a
work
of
art with God as
the,
ai
tist. Have you
-ever
thought
of
this before? Whether
or
not younave, the fact remains that you are the finest earthly achievement ofthe Divine Artist, Almighty God. And because you are
a
sodalist you
are,
more than
a
work
of
art—you
are
a
masterpiece,God As ArtistIn creating us God did not act
like
artists who obtain
their
inspiration from the world around them.
El
Greco's "Assumption" and Milton's"Paradise Lost" were ide,as
in
the
minds
of
their creators, but theywere suggested
by
the artist's environment. God,
in
oreatlng, hadnothing
but
Himself
to
imitateSo
God
looked
at
Himself,
the
most
powei
ful, most
beautiful
andperfect Being who ever existed,and saw ways
to
makeiimitations
of Himself
in
creation.Man As Finest Art
IN
You, Us
an
imitation
of
God,are made, enough like Him
to be
called His image.. Besides the perfection
you
possess
in
commonwith the mineral, vegetative, andanimal kingdoms,
you
have
the
precious ability
to
the able
to*
say,"I know,
I
love',
for
He made youa person.
It!is
up
to us
either
to
perfect
or
corrupt
His
work
of
art—ourselves. Man's effort
to
increase his likeness to God
is
what
we
call sanctity.Sodalist,God's|MasterpieceThis
is
the kind
ol
imitation
to
which the sodalist
is
called. Goddesires
all
men
to be
artists
!
- inconjunction with Him. He asks
a
sodalist
to be
more attentive
in
this work.
A
SODALIST HAS
A
SPECIAL VOCATION FOR HOLINESS. Since holiness
is
not
a
natural] attainment,
but a
supernatural^ perfection, we
are not un
aided
in
this striving. Grace
is
our tremendous helper, JesusChrist our model, and
Mary j
ourPatroness.Aids
to
Completion
in
addition
to
this Divine Aid,sodalists have the Sodality constitution with rules
»to
outline
the
me.ans
to
sanctity. What betterways
in
which
to
-receive
gracethan through Mass
and
prayer?How
can we
more fully
Imitate
His example than by receiving HisBody^
in
Holy Communion
and
readings His word? How
can we
keep Him with us longer and moreintimately than
by
meditation?How can we expect the aid
ot
ourPatroness
if we
omit
the
dailyrosary? These exercises are. God'sspecial talents given to the sodalistto aid her in her
striving
by .sanotification
of the
moment
to ap
proach
perfect*
imitation
of
God.Every moment, everywhere,
we
remain God's works of art and theartists
He has
commissioned
to
perfect His masterpieces. So as weleave Mercyhurst, some of us never
to
return,
let us
carry theseduties with
us as a
key
to be
coming—God's
masterpiece.Dramatics AssociationPresident — Betty SeymourSt. CouncilV.
'President
Secretary —Treasurer
- Jean Broscoe
Terry CornyBarbara BuerklePaulineA.
A.
Virginia
Solida
President
-
Virginia KellySt. Council — Margie
Cummiskey
Vii
President —
Jean DrouhardSecretary
Mary
Klenzle
Treasurer
»
Judy Roseberry
Students Elect'53-'54 Leaders
I
Senior ClassPresident
Marlene De MattiaSt. Council
—IPeggy
GraceV. President!'— Kathleen MaimerSecretary «— Gerry KingstonTreasurer — Roseanne* AndioJunior ClassPresident
Marge WilliamsSt. Council!Mary
Klenzlc
V. President —
Kathy McCarthy
Secretary Mary
R,
Theuerkauf
Treasurer — Edith LaulerSophomore ClassPresident — Mary KellySi:, Council — Josephine
Cianoag
line
jf!
V. President
-
Nancy MeagherSecretary —Treasurer
M-arty
McNulty— Phyllis
Narby
French ClubPresident — Ann KennedySt. Council
-
Lorraine ReichelV, President — Bet
Broderlclc
Sec-Treasurer
-—Shirley Kozik
English ClubPresident — Jody RyanSt. Council
-
Judy
Roseberry
JV. President — Bet
BroderickSec-Treasurer —
Jean HeaveySociology SeminarPresident — Pat
Royer
St. Council
Donna CutronaV. President
Pauline TurnerSecretary
Mary N. McCarthyTreasurer —
Harbara
BarnesScience SeminarPresident — Kathleen MainzerSt. Council
Edith LaulerV. President
Maryann Cutri
Secretary — Audrey HannahTreasurer
Marge WilliamsInternational Relations ClubPresident
-
St. CouncilSecretary
-
Treasurer
.
Mary
Mullaney
- Mary McCarthyDiane Ledoux!
Barbara
BarnesElementary Education ClubPresident— Mickey
O'DonneU
St. Councils— Betty
Seymoui
V.
^President
—Rosemary
McCabe
Secretary
Carol DonovanTreasurer— Marge
Cumrniskey
Homo Economic! Club
President—
Jean BroscoeSt Council —
Markey Foley
V*President — Kathleen
Braeger
Secretary —/Virginia Kelly
t
Treasurer
Joan ClancyPress
dub
I
President — Janet
Bremmer
St. Council"— Donna AlbrychtV. President — Rosemary McCabe
Sec.-Treasurer—Kathleen
Braegero.
G.
A.
President
Dorothy ZuzulaSt.
Council
— Martha McNultySecretary —
Geraldine
O'Doherty
Treasurer — Mary Wunderly
f
Publicity Ch.
Dorothy
Rudgt
 
June
2
THE IlM
E R C
I
A D
Page Three
'Blue
MoonSerenadesClass of
'53
One of the most treasured mem
ories-that
the class of
'53
willcarry with them as they leavetheir campus for the last time isthat
of'
the Junior Prom. "BlueMoon Serenade," honoring |senior class, was held this yearat the Erie Sportsmen's AthleticClub on May 29. A wonderfultime was had by all as theydanced to the strains of TommyJordan's orchestra. .Highlighting the events of theevening was the presentation of
farewell
gifts,
*
tiny gold
Mercy
hurst key chains, to the membersof the graduating class. The giftcommittee, headed by
chairman
Patricia
Royer,
was responsiblefor the| beautiful wrappings
Sand
presentation. The souvenir programs were designed
.*and
distributed by Mary Anne Hayes andher committee.
f
Under the able guidance ofPauline Solida, the publicity committee did its share to make theProm
a
success.
Greatest
Show*Feteseniors
"Step right up, ladies and gen-
tlem
- - - ooops - - - ladies, getyour tickets for the Senior Party - -the Greatest Show on Earth". Youwon't want to miss the beautifuldancing girls, the slap-happyclowns, the ferocious lion tamers!Never before hag such an aggregation of talent been assembled underone
roof!
But don't
take!my
wordfor it - - - see for
yourself!
Led on by the spiel of the circusbarker, we entered the dining roomlast Thursday to find it
transform
ed into a Barnum and
Bailey
Big
Top.
Ringmaster
Donna Byers directed the honored seniors and theunderclassmen to their sea's, andafter a four-course dinner, prepared as a final gesture of theQuantity
Cooks/.the
Big Show began.Chairmen for the affair includedBarbara Haner, general chairman;Donna Byers, entertainment; SallyBatchelor, dinner; Mary AnneHayes, servers; Jody Ryan, songsheets; Pauline Solida, decorations;and Judy
Ellermeyer,
table arrangements.
1
May Queen, Rita Shanahan, concludes May Day ceremonies bycrowning the Blessed Virgin
as
Queen of the college.
Rita Shanahan ReignsAs Queen
Of The Day
To the triumphant strains of
"Hosanna
in Excelsis," May Day cameonce again to Mercyhurst on May 17. Rain and cloudy skies sent theannual pageant to the shelter of the Chapel of Christ the King. Thealtar was beautifully decorated with lighted tapers and large vases ofred roses. A statue of Our Blessed Mother was placed on one side amidmany of the same flowers.*As the chapel
be lis
chimed three o'clock, the members of thesenior class led the procession down the center aisle. They were identically attired in pale blue, floor-length gowns of organdy with em-broidered tiers and matching jackets, mitts, and open-crown hats.Small nosegays of white mums, carried by each, completed the ensem
ble.
Attending the queen were pages, crown bearers, and flower girls.Mary Lou Miller and Mary Ann Feet Is Kneeling" was sung by theCallahan, prefects of the seminaryand college Sodalities respectively,served as maids of honor and preceded the queen, Rita Shanahan,who was robe.d in the traditionalgown of white satin. As the choirsang "Ave
Maria,"
Miss Callahancrowned Miss Shanahan "Queenof the day." Rev. Daniel L. Martin, chaplain of Mercyhurst, thengave an inspiring talk
on'Mary
asshe is to us — "a model and lead-er.
t
choir. Following this, she solemnlyapproached the statue of Our Ladyand placea a wreath of flowers onher head. After the Act of Consecration was recited by the Queenand her court, the! bouquets carried
f
by the seniors were placedon the altar and the shrine ofour Virgin Mother as a fittingtribute to the choir's
Intonation
of"Bring Flowers of the Fairest."
Bene die
i:on
of*
the Blessed Sa-cramentby*
Fr.
James Cosgrove.closed the ceremony, impressivelydevout within the quiet walls ofthe chapel.
Mercyhurst GirlsAre\Talking About .
..
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING
ABOUT—Y.
C. S. Recollection Day ..
.sophomores
grouping in Rooms 30 and 33 ... sun-bleachingof hair (?) ... Room 11 and the red Dodge . . . the kindness andgenerosity of the Sisters during "Brigadoon" . . . party, party .
.
.vocations
in
the senior class . . . Art's new waitress . . . Mr. Chacona'sparty . . . Charlie
,|.
. alumnae guests for "Brigadoon" . . . twenty-two people, at once, in Room 60 on May Day . . Commencement . , .the new library, peace and quiet ... no more hats . . . senior engagees. .
,
dating variations for the seniors and the sophomores .
.f.
classand club elections . . . our day-hop residents.MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING
ABOUT—The
freshmanextra-curricular sewing class . . . the Junior Prom debate .
.
Father Latimer's style crusade . . . Judy
Roseberry'sfhopes
. . .Helen
Fogarty's
guest, Mr. Petrovsky .
V
Frannie
Sanfratello's
Good Neighbor policy . . . May Day in the Chapel . . . our graciousMay Queen, Rita Shanahan . . . the annual appearance of sunburns. . . Kay Canada's missing candy bars . . . Mary
Mullaney's
newsong, "November in Painted Post" . . . Donna
Cutrona's "tiny
cor-newsage" . .
.IMary
Lou Scalise's "Puta me ina rehearse" • . haircuts for the
Brodericks
and Mickey
O'DonneU
. . . the seniorparty.MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING
ABOUT—Renowned
im-personations by Peggy Grace, Mary Kienzle, and
Digger
O'Dell . . .Barb Haner and Polly
Solida's
"bailing out" party . . . Kathleen Lawrence and her short date . . . Benediction on May Day by FatherJames Cosgrove, brother of Pat . . .
Publications'Dinner
. . . 3-Dpictures . . .
Rosario
and her extensive summer travels . . .
Ma
rayWunderly and "sing to me, girls" . . . Ann Downing's new haircut . . ."Blue Moon Serenade" . .
.IMary
AnneHayes'delayed demonstration. . . Lorraine Enright and her hopeless diet . . .
Vicki's
diet.MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING
ABOUT—Marie
Han-yak's letter troubles . . . Jody's generosity with her birthday roses. . . Terry
Gorny's
second big weekend at Penn State . . .
Rossum,
Foley, and O'Doherty trip to the Catskills ... B. J. turns over a newleaf . . . Marge William's interest in library science . . . Ann Kennedy's fun-loving
guest.
. . "one of these days, Sarah,
pow!—"
. ..the new motto for the junior class . . . Mary Lou Barnes and herrecurrent dreams . . . Judy Gleason celebrating coming of tornado. . .
*Marge Cummiskey
finally finishes T. P. W.
,
.
I
Millie Yoko-wanis' international relations policy . . . the Danish Choristers'Concert . . . "Be Kind to Rossum Week".MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING
ABOUT—The
episodes ofSr.
M
Geraldine . . . Maureen Leary's "fishy" scream in the night . . .Georgia Lackey's mix-up
.1,
. Mary Lou Dwyer's visitor in the
Pontiac
convertible
.?.
. seniors'
study?
(?)
hours
\.
. . Carol Donovan's cutebrother . . . the students' appreciation of Sr. AgnesThere.seand herafter-study snacks . . . the daily craving for
DiMichael's
pizza . . .Mary Kelly, "Have you seen Fred's shoe?"!. .
.
Beth Coleman andMarge Russell
oversleeping
p . .
final exams
M
Madame Ike, aliasMarlene
DeMattia
. . .
Mercy
hurst's attraction for John
Dow ling
. . .Joan Harrison's new stardom . . . summer vacations.
The.
newly-crowned queen dedicated her day of reign to the Queenof Heaven as "Mother At YourAs we reluctantly left the circustent, still clutching our cottoncandy and balloons, we were blissfully aware that the Seniors hadbeen hono.ed in the i im table st,
le
of show folk
the best for thebest.
Summer
Sessions
To Be HeldBy Nations Student Groups
The United States National Students association has announced
i'.s
6th Annual National Student Congress to be held from August 24until September 2, at Ohio StateUniversity
In
Columbus, Ohio."Strengthening the Forces of Freedom" has been chosen for thetheme of the meeting. A visit fromEleanor Roosevelt will be one ofthe highlights of
;-the
Congress
which
will be attended by GerryKingston, Donna
Culrona
andDonna Byers.At the same time the NationalFederation of Catholic College Students will be meeting in Cincinnati,
Jtath
mornings
will
be held in conjunction with the Ohio StateSes-quicentennial.
Edith!
Lauler, senior delegate, and Margaret Hirsch,
junioi
delegate,
will iepresent
Mercyhurst at the. convention.Cleveland will be the destiny forMercyhurst delegates to the Summer School of Catholic Action.Having chosen for its theme "Religion, Our Most Vital NationalAsset," the entire school will follow through on this course ofstudy. One of the most interestingtopics listed for study is "PersonalHoliness." Barbara Klein, Betty
Rossum,? Mar
key Foley and severalothers plan to attend the S.
Si
C. A.
Campus capers call
for
Coke
Commencement's a big day£•.. so get off to the right start.Pause for a frosty bottle of delicious Coca-Cola—and be refreshed.
BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF
THE
COCA-COLA COMPANY
BY
ERIE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
 
Coke" it a registered trade-mark.® 1953, THE COCA-COLA COMPANY

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