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The Merciad, Dec. 16, 1953

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MERC1AD
Vol. XXV, No. 4MERCYHURST COLLEGE. ERIE, PA.December
16,1953
Drama ClubTo Produce'Stage Door
Miss Helen Kelly, speech and
drama
teacher, announces the selection of "Stage
Door",
as thisyear's annual Mercyhurst CollegeDramaproduction.^The datesscheduled for this play are February 25,
26,land
27.
f
Written by Mr. George
Kauf
man and Miss Edna Ferber, "StageDoor" appeared on Broadway
In
the late
1930's
starring MargaretSullavan. It was later made intoa movie and starred such film personalities as Katherine Hepburn
and*
Irene Dunn.The plot centers about the Rehearsal
Club
where only theyounger
and
aspiring actresses assemble.
Allotypes
of girls may befound there—tall, short, rich, poor,town,
country—but
of them all,there is found only one "real" ac
tress.
Threads of success, despair,and matrimony are tangled
'to
gether while under, above, andthrough it all is a surge of younglife with
its
light-heartedness,courage, and loyalty.The large cast will include eleven men and eighteen women.Miss Kelly hopes to begin castingbefore
the
Christmas holidays.Norine Preedit, senior
art
student,will design the original settings.
Holly Inn Scene
Pope Elevates Bishop,
Of Frosh Party
Three Former Chaplains
I
Faculty and students gatheredlast evening at the Holly Inn, inacceptance of the freshmen's invitation to their Christmas*party.
The.
"Inn" was the auditorium,cleverly decorated in green andwhite. Guests were seated at smalltables arranged around
a
largestone fireplace,, cafe}style. Thetable settings followed the generalcolor scheme.Frosh talent provided
a £
varietyShow,
whiche
was!
highlighted
'by
a "Sleepy Doll" dance, by LoisYoung, Donna Nashwinter, Patricia Klein, and Rosa Spillane.The dance was under the directionof
Mary "Lou
Theobald, who performed
a
solo. Sheila
Flynn
andMarguerite McLaughlin sang twofavorite Chrismas songs, duet
style,
"Silver Bells" and "WinterWonderland." Freshmen servers,attired in identical costumes, performed
a
tray drill, after whichthe trays were used to serve refreshments.Santa
Claus,
in the person ofJulia Kelly, arrived
just-in
timefor refreshments, with his sackof gifts for everyone. To the stu
dents,
he, presented
a
foot-stoolfor the day-hop lounge. Theneveryone joined in the caroling,led by Miss Flynn, concluding thefestive and spirited evening.
Marge
Cummiskey
SelectedAs Gannon Co-ed Colonel
Atlattention
as Colonel Marge Cummiskey and her escort, Cadet
First
Lieutenant Ray Francis, descend the steps of the MercyhurstLittle Theatre are Cadets Second Lieutenants Hank Langmyer
and&
Dave McNeills.The commissioning of MargeCummiskey as honorary CadetColonel highlighted the intermis
sion
of the Military Ball on December 11, at Gannon Auditorium.Marge was selected as this year'sCo-ed Colonel by the vote of theentire ROTC unit at Gannon. Besides officiating
at
(the sixth annual Military Ball on Friday evening, Marge will preside at allformal ROTC functions throughout the remainder of the schoolyear,Also
a
nominee for the title,Pat Egan, sophomore, was one ofMarge's attendants at the Ball.Marge made a stunning
colonel
in her specially
tailored!
uniformof white blouse, skirt, and shoes,and maroon jacket and cap. Sheis permitted to retain the uniformas a memory of this much deserved
honor—and
of
a
wonderfulevening she will long remember.Congratulations, Colonel Marge--your Alma Mater salutes you!
Mercyhurst College shared in the honors bestowed uponthe Erie Diocese on Wednesday, November 26, the occasionof the Diocesan centennial. Bishop John Mark
Gannon,
Chancellor of Mercyhurst College, set aside his former title to assume that of Archbishop, given to him as a personal honorfrom the Holy Father, Pope Pius XII.Three former chaplains
of^Mercyhurst
were
among
thosewho
snared
in the honor of being elevated to Domestic Prelate: Rt Rev. William L. Sullivan, Ph.
D„
Rt Rev. Msgr. JamesM. Powers, and Rt.
Rev,
Alfred M. Watson.
The high ecclesiastical honorwas bestowed upon ArchbishopGannon for his deep piety, hismissionary accomplishments forthe Church, his fervent ^charity,and his zeal in the. field of education.First ChaplainMonsignor Sullivan was thefirst chaplain of Mercyhurst andis at present the pastor of HolyRosary
I
Church in Johnsonburg,Pa. Succeeding Msgr. Sullivan atMercyhurst, Msgr. Powers servedas chaplain for
a
period of five
years.
At present, he is Director ofCatholic Charities of the Frie Dio
cese.
Prom 1938 to 1947, Msgr.Watson, rector of St. Peter's Cathedral, was chaplain of the col
lege.
Elevated to (Papal Chamberlainwith the title of Very ReverendMonsignor is Rev. Edward H. Latimer, professor of religion at thecollege. Monsignor Latimer is alsothe Diocesan Superintendent ofSchools.Archbishop Gannon
?Under the
direction of MissHelen
-,
Kelly and Sister M. Angelica, the annual pageant, entitled"The Christmas Story" was
{pre
sented December 13, in the LittleTheatre. The pageant for this year
consisted!
of nine scenes whichtook place from the time of theImmaculate Conception to
the
Flight into Egypt. Judy Gleasonand Joan jjSzymanski, the nar
rators,
related the story whichwas followed
oy
he appearance
oi'^the
prophets, Kathleen Lawrence, Lorraine Enright and MaryMcCarthy. The scenes narratedwere
then
presentedinjggpanto-
mime
and accompanied by singing.The leading roles were taken
oy
Pat Fridley, who portrayedthe Blessed Mother, BarbaraBarnes as Joseph, Beth Colemanas Elizabeth, and Pat Murphy,Zackary. The part of the blindgirl was played by Jo Ciancag-
lini,
the beggar and the lame boy
by
J
Christine Haughton and JeanLee respectively. Kathleen Cooper,Pat Powers, and Pat Eisert portrayed the roles of the three kings.The mystic angels were MarilynGenck, and Pat and Phyllis Nar-by, and the shepherds, Millie
J
Yo-
kawanis, Pat Eagan, Carol Kelly,Mary Gene Pyne
and
Joan Clancy.The part of the angel Gabriel wasenacted
.by
Kay Canada, withMargaret Hirsch, Pat
Maleyfand
Dorothy Rudge as the other an
gels!
Jean Heavy, as general stagemanager, assisted
by
BarbaraCoole, had on her production staffHelen Kennedy, in charge of lighting, and Rosario Moreno, soundeffects. Properties were handledby Jo Ciancaglini, and costumeswere
{under
the supervision
of
Marilyn Abahazl, Kathleen Smith,and
Alyce
Weber,
2
s
8
Sophs Present
I
AinUll Pfli?£21flt! i
ThC Staff
°
f
ThC Mcrctad
*
Hot
el
Ballroom. A. A. president. . . has been scheduled for February 5, 6, and 7. Arrangementshave been made to hold the
formal
Saturday dance at
the
\
LawrenceExtends Best WishesTo All Its ReadersFor
AH
HUrnj
QHjnBtmaa
And A Happy And Blessed
Jfaro $rar
88
t
Virginia
Kelly
has announced thatBarbara Buerkle has been selectedas chairman
of
the weekend.Sophomore class president Jean
Heavey*is
chairman of the Saturday evening formal.
Hurst
To
HearViolin Concert
A violin concert by Miss JoyceFlissle.r on January 13,
1354
willbe the
fourth ^presentation
of theMercyhurst concert series
of
1953-54. Miss
Plissler
is the second instrumentalist
affiliated
withthe National Music League of NewYork City to appear this year.Miss
Flissler
is a winner of theNaumberg Foundation Award, wonafter making a striking entry into the New York concert worldat her Town
/Hall
debut in December, 1951. Her music training,Which was begun at the
ase
offour, developed her unusual talentwhich graduated her from theJulliard School of Music whereshe obtained her Master's Degree.It was there that She studied under Christine and Edward Dethier.Her
former
teachers
were.
MadameFonaroff and Rubin
Heifet.
Miss Flissler has made orchestral appearances under the batonsof Leon Barzin, Jean Morel andLe.opold Stokowski, besides concert engagements in the South and
East,
Students LightYuletide Cribs
"Veni, Veni Emmanuel." Thisbeautiful hymn provided
the
theme for the Blessing of the Cribin the
foyer,
Tuesday, December15th. The ceremony is traditionally presented for the faculty! bythe Senior Class. Pauline Solidabegan the blessing with the An<ti-phon while Marlene Di Matta ledthe class in the
Magnificat*
Mickey O'Donnell then read the Gospelof St. Luke on the Nativity.
A
prayer read by Gerry Kingstonand the prophecy of
Ezeehiel
readby Kathleen
Malnzer
closed thoblessing. The program also included an address by Barbara Kleinexpressing
the"
gratitude of, theseniors to the faculty and wishingthem
a
truly happy and holyChristmas.Wednesday evening
a
similarpresentation will be held by theentire student body at the lighting
of
the outdoor Christmas
Crib.
The students in full academic attire will march from theresidents' hall
to
the foyer stepswhere they will sing Christmascarols. Miss Helen Kelly will readthe gospel of St. Luke, and at thewords "And a Babe was born inBethlehem" the Crib will be lighted. It will remain on the Mercyhurst campus throughout theChristmas season as
a
reminderof the true spirit of Christmas.
 
Page Two
THEERCIAD
December
16,
1955
Our Chancellor Honored
PrefectOutlines
Christmas Records Present
I
The Diocese of Erie has recently been gladdened by theelevation of Bishop Gannon to the rank of Archbishop. By this
appointment,
Rome has expressed tits appreciation of theachievements of our Bishop whose love for humanity has sobenefited the people under his jurisdiction.The city of Erie is indebted to Archbishop Gannon for theprestige it now enjoys as an outstanding college center. Whenin 1922, Bishop Gannon approved the request of the Sisters ofMercy to establish in Erie a College for Women, he inaugurated an era of higher education which brought into existence,not only Mercyhurst but also the many other institutions ofhigher learning that subsequently sprang up in the city. Whatwas formerly an industrial city is now becoming an intellectualcenter, with
^cultural
advantages surpassing those of manyother towns of equal population. Erie then has every reason torejoice in the announcement that its Bishop
has J bee^n
sosignally honored.We of Mercyhurst College are particularly happy in thisappointment; for, as Chancellor of Mercyhurst, ArchbishopGannon's great heart has found
a|
thousand ways in which tominister to our needs. His interest
canfbest
be measured bythe many intangibles which are the
realjtreasures
of our college - - his whole-hearted approval of our educational policies,his participation in the many projects sponsored by the college, and in his moral support which has given Mercyhurst theprestige it enjoys today. Concrete expressions of this interestmay be found in the Library, which he has enriched withpriceless volumes; in the masterpieces of art that adorn curwalls; in our expansion program which he has supported; and,lastly, in the massive gateway to Mercyhurst
recently
madepossible by the Archbishop's generosity. These contributionsdistinguish him in our thoughts, not only as our great Bishopand Chancellor, but also
asja
Patron of arts and letters, aman eager to share with his fellowmen. the treasures whichhe has so richly enjoyed.
The?full
extent of
Mercyhurst's
gratitude to
Archbishop
Gannon
cannotlbe expressed
in words; but we
can»
and we dorejoice with him in this latest honor which has been bestowedon him.
$
Everyone's
Talking!
Day-hop and
resident
§alike, they're buzzing about thenew non-smokers' lounge.Feeling ran high last year, especially among day students,on the need for improved locker facilities, a health room, anda lounge for non-smokers. We talked about
it
everywhere,but our discussion threatened to go the way of all idle talkuntil the day-hop Y.C.S. group took up the cause. Recommendations were drawn up, printed in the
erciad,
and threewere presented to the administration. All were accepted andthis year new lockers were installed, a health room was provided and the non-smokers' lounge is
nearing
completion.At long last we students have
discoveredjthat
all thingsdo not come to he who waits. We've found that the adminis
tration's
receptive and anxious to hear us out; that is, if wetake the initiative rather than waiting for the office to discover that we do have problems.We've taken a giant step
injthe
right direction. We'vediscovered that it can be done and how to do it. It remainsfor us to make wise use of thisknowledge.
\
t
Little
Christmas'
Lost?
Cause for great rejoicing is ours as the second great feastof the Christmastide approaches
---
the Feast of Epiphany.
Overshadowed
"by the favorite feast, Christmas, its
meaning
and spirit have become obscure to us.Twelve days after the Christ Child was born at Bethlehem, Magi were guided from the East to the stable where Helay. Here, in the name of all of
us,
the Gentiles, they
feil
down in adoration of the Child. On this
feast,
stoo, we cometo Christ guided by the Star of Faith- In our hearts we bringHim the gold of Jlove. The frankincense of our
fidelity?
risesup before Him in adoration|and|prayer. The complete givingof ourselves to Christ in our myrrh.
I
.
'.
Remember the role the Magi played in representing all ofus on the first Epiphany. Their joy in finding Christ is
shareg
by us, who need not travel|to Bethlehem, but have
only
Jolook within our hearts. With these Wise Men we are privileged to spread the glory of the Saviour among those with
whom
we live and work and pray. Epiphany the "forgotten" feastwill then find daily meaning in our life*
New Year's Eve
New
Personalities,
Old
Songs
Sodality Event
It is true that News Year's eveis a fitting occasion for fun, merriment and a prevailing spirit of joy.At the same time, it is
an
opportunity for serious prayerfulthought.Indulging in pagan excesses ofevery sort, from the earliest times,has been the practice for usheringin the New Year and parting withthe
old.^Especially
during the recent war years, News Year's eve
parties
have enabled everyone toparticipate in all-night
J
drinkingbouts.Many sodalities, in an attemptto counteract this trend, have initiated
a ^movement
informallytermed soldality New Year's Eve.New Year's Eve, sodality style,combines, alternately, the concept of prayerful watching
wi.Ti
the idea of^Christian|lestive|joy.A Holy Hour is the
earnest
part
af
the evening; later, everyonegoes on to traditional holidaycelebrations, brought to the realization of the serious responsibilities the New Year will bring.The festivities which
pusher
inthe New Year should
contain Ian
element of convivality and hospitality.A variety
Jof
activitiessuch as music, dancing, games,stunts,
refreshments—all
shouldbe aimed at providing the guestswith Christian "fun", rather thanwith pagan over-indulgence.The essential quality of ourNew Year's Eve colors our wholeyear. It is up to each of us tomake 1954 a joyous but truly holy
one.
Council ActsOn ProposedSocial Change
This year Mercyhurst has hadan active social calendar committee working in Student Council.Under the direction of Jean Bros-
coe,
senior Council
member,
itsmain project is the incorporationof the Sophonade dance into theWinter Carnival weekend.As stated in the objectives ofthe newly-formed committee, itsaims are to raise the quality ofMercyhurst dances to the. level ofother college-sponsored functions.In accomplishing this, the changes will undoubtedly increase theattendance at the mid-year dance.At
the!most
recent meeting ofthe Council, JudyRoseberry,sophomore member of the social calendar committee, presented several recommendations.The.sewerediscussed and received unanimously by vote of a simple majority ofCouncil members.
This
year the Athletic Association will continue to sponsor theFriday evening, Saturday dinner,and Saturday and Sunday afternoon activities. The sophomoreclass will take charge of the Saturday night dance. Selection of achairman of
this^
dance will beoptional and
left
to the discretionof this class.The Sophonade. will be dropped
from
the social calendar as an isolated function. This annual affair will be moved up to Saturdaynight of the Winter Carnivalweekend, but will continue to beheld off campus.
•Proceeds
from the weekend willbe distributed as in the
put,
Christms for young people—and older
people—is
being made abit more jolly this year by newand old Christmas records. Spark
ling
new personalities in musicare also coming into their ownthrough:
1
the new record releaseswhich, incidently, make fineChristmas gifts.One of the most outstanding ofthese is Eartha Kitt whose '"Santa Baby" has achieved great popularity for her. Miss Kitt sings arather modernized version of aletter to Santa
Claus
from a so
ph is toca
ted lady.
Gayla
Peevysteps into the spotlight
fori
theyounger generation. Gayla, who issort of a female Jimmy Boyd, hasa new and novel gift request, "IWant a Hippopotamus for Christ
mas.
>>
In addition to the above records,Erie's Record Shop offers a hostof other Christmas records.Among them
canfbe
found theever popular "Winter Wonderland" done by Perry
Como
forRCA Victor. On the
pother
side,Mr.
Como
features "That Christmas Feeling", something everyonefeels, or should feel, at this time.
RCAI
Victor also
jhas
IrishmanDennis Day for "Christmas in Kil-larney." Something few of us haveheard are Swedish, Finnish, andGreek Christmas songs which arealso featured on Victor.Mel Blanc has "I Tent Wait TillQuithmuth" on Capitol records.Both this and the flip side,"Christmas Chopsticks", are sungin the voice of Tweety, the canary. Also for children, Judy Valentine offers "A Ride in Santa'sSleigh," singing about the dreamof every little
'boy
and girl."Please Bring My Daddy a Train,Santa", is contributed by GuyLombardo, while "The Story ofthe Littlest Angel" is told toy Lor-etta Young on two records.Even if we don't like "hillbilly"records,! Red Foley has releasedone on the Decca label that has"food for thought". The motto for
Cfetholics
this Christmas, "PutChrist Back into Christmas," appears on one side while the reverse side has "The Gentle Carpenter of Bethlehem." The lattertells of Christ's building Hishouse and of the people who livein it or come to it for aid. Another record a little on the "hillbilly" side is done by Jo Staffordand Frankie Laine for Columbiatitled "Christmas Roses."
*
The beautiful Voices of WalterSchumann! create the "Sound ofChristmas" and "Magic Is TheEarth." In a little different veinis "Sleighride" offered by theBoston Pops, and "Snowflakes" byYvonne O'Day. In direct contrastto the Phil Moore Four recordingof
"Chlnchy
Old*
Scrooge",
a
nd
flip side.
"Blink
Before Christ
mas",
is Ernest
Tubb's
"We NeedGod For Christmas." On the otherside,
Mr.*Tubb says,#Tm
Trimming My Christmas Tree".Of course, there are all the traditional
hymns and
carols doneby our favorite recording artists,such as Bing Crosby's "SilentNight" and "Faith of OurFathers", Perry
Como's
"WhiteChristmas,"
Mario
Lanza's "AveMaria". All these can be also hadin an album featuring ArthurGodfrey and his friends. It includes "Frosty the Snowman",
"Mele
Kalikimaka," and many others.Mercyhurst College wishes toextend its thanks to Sears,Roebuck and Company andalso to the Louis
Marx
Company for the toys which thesecompanies donated to the annual Orphan's Party.
SoHf *£ Ttew
tyea*
Silver-toned bells sing out theirsong,A song of love and cheer.Of hope and happiness, peace andprayer,To greet the coming: New Year.A. song of love that swells theheartWith notes of golden cheerAnd sends its message far andnearAll through the coming NewYear.A song of hope that stirs the soulTo deep and dwelling prayerAnd helps the world find happiness.Throughout the coming NewYear.A song of peace that lingers longAnd pleads with God to hearOur desperate cries to free theearthWithin the coming New Year.To Mother DeSales ...... the
faculty
and student bodyextend their sincerest welcome.Our hopes and prayers are offeredfor your speedy and complete
re*
covery
so that you may soon againtake your place among us.
THE
MERCIAD
Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.Member ofAssociate Collegiate Press"All American"Editor
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Mary Anne HayesAssociate Editor
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Jean
DrouhardAssistant Editors
Marge
Williams, Martha McNultyBusiness Editor
|ffiS Roseann
AndioEditorial Staff
^
Jody Ryan, Donna Byers.Ann Kennedy, Lorraine Reichel. Victoria Argana. Carol Kelly.Mary
Gene
Pyne, Judy Roseberry, Jean Heavey, Gerry Kingston.Ann Downing. {Business
Staff .....^
Peggy Grace, DotZuaula.
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December
16,
1953THE
E II C
I
A D
Page^Tkre*
'pVUH&l 'pOt&t ^€uUf
, ,
,
. . . talks with
collegians
about her
daughters
who were educatedin private,
though
not Catholic schools, and of nuns as fine educators.Composed mainly of freshmen, the above group met informally withMrs. F. D. R. in the Bishop's
Parlor.
Mrs.
FDR Visits
Hurst,
Chats With Students
During her recent trip through Erie, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt honored Mercyhurst College with an informal}
visit.
OnSaturday morning, Dec.
^5,
surrounded by a group of sistersand students eager to meet
thefwife
of our late President,she was conducted on
a-tour
of the college.Cameras flashed continuously as Mrs. Roosevelt spokewith the various members of her entourage,
^answering
theirm?ny questions and inquiring as to the
coursesiwhich
theyare following-Particularly impressed by
the
spacious new library, she remarked, "It must
'be
a delight
ho
thestudents to study in such an atmosphere."
'She
also commentedon the deep stage in the. LittleTheatre and on the time and workwhich have been put into the artwork.
WhUe
in the library, Mrs.Roosevelt very graciously! answered questions concerning her viewson world conditions. She
briefly
explained the relations which shefound to exist between the nationsof the world and stressed the necessity of a positive, effort to understand other countries. Since theUnited States has risen to her present stature in worlds affairs, ithas
been^'increasingly
difficult forAmericans to
Olook
upon othercountries as their equal. Mrs.Roosevelt advocated that this
spir-1
it of humility
andj understandings
should be developed; it is not animpossibility because! the "sparkof the Divine" burns within everyman and needs only to be fannedthrough the effort and good willof every person. In conclusion, shepointed out that it is the preparation^ of youth in colleges, suchas Mercyhurst, that is
thefkey
topeace and charity among the peoples of the world.Shortly before leaving Mercyhurst, Mrs.
Rooseveltlpaid atfine
compliment to the Catholic Sisters. At group meetings in Washington when students from thevarious schools in the. District wereintroduced to her, she noticed thatstudents who had been trained
by
Catholic Sisters were morepoised and gracious then were theothers.Democrat or Republican, all enjoyed the short visit of the formerFirst Lady and trust that Mrs.Roosevelt, too, found the two-hour visit a pleasant part of hertrip through Erie. I
1
Orphans and StudentsEnjoy
Christ mask
Party
"Wheel" my little curly-headedcharge whooped as she slid downthe bannister into the gaily decorated gym. And whoop shemight, for Barb Buerkle and hercrew created quite a
treasonable
facsimile of Santa's workshop.Reasonable enough, at least, forthe hundred-odd bright-eyed, eager-faced children from St. Joseph's Orphanage who had cometo spend
the
day. |Around the huge Christmas tree
(brightly
wrapped packages obtained by Mickey O'Donnell andwrapped by Kay Canada and committees winked
at-us
with theirsaucy red ribbons, and CurlyLocks, after casting
a
covetouseye at
a$box
that looked like itMIGHT contain a space gun,dragged me off to what she considered an advantageous spot toawait the arrival of St. Nick.
After
my little one had blushing-
Jy
received her present, whichturned out to be a Jolly Nurse'sKit, (and which, I might add,came in handy later in the afternoon) she joined her enthusiasticplaymates in the games and entertainment engineered by an ingenious, though distraught, CarolKelly.
Vicki
Argana and her committee provided a welcome pausewith a luncheon of cookies, icecream and
cocoa—at
least Ithought they were cookies untilI was informed that they wereflying saucers. I deemed it unwiseto dispute this point.A thorough tour of the buildingensued, followed by a mad scramble for
the
correct hats, coats, presents
etc.—and
our little friendsbade us sleepy, and in some casestearful goodbyes and boarded thebusses for home.Me,
I
went to bed,
College Sends
Mercyhurst Girls
Six Delegates
A
re
Talking
About...
To Conventions
Mercyhurst students were to befound on* campuses of three
dif
ferent colleges
in^various
parts ofthe country during the first
week
end of December. As
delegates^of
NSA, YCS, and NFCCS, they represented Mercyhurst in discussions on subjects vital to college.At Swarthmore College, Donna
Cutronajand
Patrica Murphy attended the regional meeting of theNational Students Association. Atthe panel workshop meeting,
the
delegates explored the programs,policies
and
issues facing the various American Student Organizations now speaking for the NSAin foreign lands."Apostolic Formation" was thetopic discussed on the Notre DameCampus where members of YCSmet for a symposium. Mercyhurstwas represented by Marky Foleyand Geraldine Doherty. The conclusion of the symposium was thatapostolic formation in Catholiccolleges must take place simultaneously with Catholic action.Edith Lauler and Mary NoreenMcCarthy attended a meeting ofthe NFCCS at
LeMoyne
Collegein Syracuse. Here plans weremade for the annual Region Con-
gressfto
be held at Canisius College in the spring. A subject ofspecial interest was the Marianpilgrimage being sponsored thissummer by the NFCCS.
'Twas
The NightBefore Vacation
'Twas the night before vacationand all thru the hall,Not a student was sleeping, allwere having a ball.The luggage was packed by thedoorways
with
care
Infi
hopes that
$
taxis
soon
wouldbe there.The loungers had started leaving
Itheir
beds,While visions of faculty, dancedin their heads.Barb in her kerchief and Kitty inher cap IHad just settled in the lounge for
||?a
long night's nap. IWhen
down ion
first
floor
there
|arose
such a clatterThe Sophs tore out to see whatwas
the
^matter.
Away to Room 10 they
f
ev/pikea flashTore open the door and flew thruthe trash.When what to their wonderingeyes should appearBut
Sister|Loretta
with her littlelist near.More.' rapid than eagles they litout the doorMissing
the
stairs, down the bannister tore,As they got to the lunchroom andwere
turning|to
runBehold! Bobbie sat eating, shestill
wasn't
done.Taking her with them, thru thekitchen they flewAnd
got
to the lounge as the Seniors did, too.They came in
singing—these
jollyold elvesWe invited them for
laughs—in
spite of themselves.Laying her hand aside of her ear,
Pa
tty^ wrote down, "Aren't
those
rosaries Ihe.ar?"
_ ,
tag
Exclaiming to
alii
as we ran out
of.
sight"Happy vacation to all and to alla good
night!"
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT
.*•.
. The visit ofthe. former First Lady of the land, ELEANOR ROOSEVELT . . . CAROLKELLY'S dream come true . . . The opening of the MarianYear].. .freshmen entertainment
at
Dramatic Club . . . CHRIS
HAUOHTON
"Would you please send a bus to the Greyhound Taxi Terminal?" . . .Congratulations, MSGR, LATIMER .
|]
Story hour at the Booker T.Washington Center . . . "MUSCLES LAULER" or "Who's in the closetnow?"
?
.^return
of "CHERRY," this time to Faculty Row . . . KAY
COOiP'ER'S
car, or at least an excuse for one . . . onion parties, whythe sophomores walk alone . . .MERCYHURST
GIRLS^ARE
TALKING ABOUT . . .
Gannon
honors MARGE CLMMISKEY, Queen
of^the
Military Ball . . .How JODY RYAN lit out of Lit . . .
Soci
Seminar trip to Polk . . .3D . . . BARBARA BEVERIDGE, now MRS.
GINDLESPERGER
. , . the Advent wreath . . . BARBARA BOSTSARIS, suds in hereye
.-.
. Who's Whose in room 55 . . . The model U. N. . .
.PAT
EISERTS frequent trips to Pittsburgh . . . DONNA BYERS
and
ANN KENNEDY apply for
Fulbright
scholarships, here's hopin',kids . . . gargling chorus
heard
nightly out the windows, it's
good,
for
the vocal cords . . .MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT J. . Sophomore'Pageant . . .
proposed:
plays for Dramatic Club, "Stage
Door"
and"Everyman" . . . first sign of Christmas, Mercyhurst girl seen ridinga reindeer up State Street
..;.
. TERRY GORNY and MARY LOUSCALISE coin new
word,
"fergitis," (N. B. no inuendos in this word)MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . .!Archbishop Gannon . . .
Freshman
Christmas party . . . MARY ANN
SCIRTO'S
invitation to play on city basketball! team, first stepto the Pros . . . haircuts . . . DR. D. selling the educated pink pillsJin his new drug store . . . The newest hit song, "The Eyes ofare on you .. . Senior Home Ecers' sequel to "Tea
for
Two", Tea forThirty" ... Orphan party ... Mercyhurst profits from "Brigadoon,"so
do^DWYER
and SCOTT . . . MARKY the MANGLER winsmangle ... "I only have Hawk Eyes for you" . . .
%
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING
ABOU/T
. . . Favorite saying on
second|floor,
"Where is B.
J.?"l5l
.^BARBARA BUERKLETS
little Oriental Creeps
.^.
.
volley ball games every Tuesday . . . thedollar doll in the. book store . . . B. J.
BTSGROVE'S
and DOT
RUDGE'Sweekend
at Notre Dame . . . the sophomore's useful gift from PAT
ROYiER
. . . why MICKEY O'DONNELL'S letters aren't ALL fromJohn Carroll these days . . . Christmas vacation . . . (note, this articlewould be longer, but PAT MALEY isn't talking).
?
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a registered
trade mark.
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