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The Merciad, Nov. 26, 1957

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On the steps of the Little Theater pose seven of the eight Mercy-hurst candidates for the
Christmas gCarnival
Queen, Eva Paul,Mary Ann Cunningham, Linda Hess, Mary Bescher, Wanda Toth,Dora Andrie, and Cynthia|Ryan. JulieSimons,senior candidate,was not present. One of these fair damsels will be selected bypopular vote to represent Mercyhurst during: the Gannon Carnival weekend.
Annual
iGannon
CarnivalTo Benefit Student Union
Gannon College's annual Christmas Carnival will be held December 6, 7,
8,
in theGannon?'Auditorium.Extensive
plans*have
beenmade by the school to make a social and financial success of theevent.Highlight of the three day affair will be the crowning of thequeen. Mercyhurst, Villa Maria, Hamot, and St. Vincent's will eachselect a candidate,
withfvotes
also coming from Gannon. The candi
date,
whose respective school earns the most money for Gannon, willreign as queen of the Carnival. This queen will also be hostess at theStudent Union for
the$
comingyear.
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Arlene Hajduk and Lois
Vosmus
are the co-chairmen from Mercyhurst. Publicity
and |
decorationscommittees are
ibeing
headed bySue McCartney and Del
Dwyer.j
In addition to supporting queencandidates of each of the schools,various other means will be usedto
S
make money. An RCA TapeRecorder, a Motorola Portable Hi-
Fi,
a Motorola Transistor Radio,a set
2
of matched Wilson GolfClubs and other
prizes
will beawarded to purchasers of raffletickets.All
 \profits
gained from theChristmas! Carnival for the nexttwo years will be used to redecorate the Student Union and improve the facilities. At the end
of a
two years, plans will be under wayfor a completely new structure tohouse the Gannon Student Union.
DecemberCalendar
Nov.Dec.
~ •*
Dec.Dec.Dec.Dec.Dec.Dec.Dec.Dec.26-
3-
8-
11-
14-
15
16-
17-
19
20-•Dec. 1 ThanksgivingVacation.-Cultural Classes,Lecture, 1:00
**•- -i
Miss Culkin-KO Phi Founders DayDinner.—Lecture, 1:00
Dr.
Henry David Hinton—Orphans' Party.
—Lighting
of Crib.—Archbishop's^Day.
—Freshman
Party.
—Christmas
Dinner.—Christmas Vacation.
to new cheerleaders! Pat Cava-
naugh and» Mar
ane Franco!These sophomores were electedto be a lively part of Gannon'scheering squad along with SissyNatili, official substitute.
Merciad
Rate"First
Class"
s
ounaer s
Day
s
ememoere
December 8 has been designated as the day of celebrationof Founder's Day for the Alpha
Eta I Chapter
of Kappa
Omicron
Phi at Mercyhurst College.Founder's Day will be remembered here with a celebration dinner in the
Reception I
Room prepared by
members iunder
the direction of Carol Bocan, chairman.To help the members celebrate, Sr.M. Marcelene and alumnae members Ruth Bean, Rosemary Sargent, and Barbara Story are tobe
Invited.
After dinner, the traditionalCandle Lighting Ceremony willtake place. This celebration commemorates the founding of theFraternity by the national founder, Hettle M. Anthony on December 11, 1922.
£
In Competition
Another feather for Mercy-hurst's cap has been obtained inthe fine rating given MERCIADby the Associated Collegiate Press."First
Class"|is|the
official ratingand it is second only to a hard-to-obtain "All-American." |This rating is
intended!to
showhow the paper compares withothers in the same classificationthroughout the nation. The MERCIAD was analyzed and judgedwith papers produced toy otherschools of similar
enrollment,g
bysimilar
publication
I
methods andwith the same frequency of issueper semester.
f
In evaluating the MERCIAD forthe second semester of 1956-57,the Association
commended^
thetimely,
well-developed!
stories,bright and colorful lead sentences,good variety in editorial subjectsand interesting, well-chosen pic
tures.
As a suggestion for improvement in future issues, thejudges recommended that there
•be
more athletic news and bettersports coverage.
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MERCIAD
VOL. XXIX, No. 3
MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PENNA.
NOVEMBER 26, 1957
7<farf**«ip
Tout
Dorm Loan Granted 'Hurst;
1959
Opening Anticipated
Merciad. extends to the facultyand student body a hearty
wish
for a pleasant and ibiessedThanksgiving. A single request,—if you
please—when
the familyis gathered around the table andyour prayer of thanks is beingoffered, remember
forgone
smallmoment the multitude off peoplewho do not happen to be so fortunate.Have a wonderful vacation!
Lecturers,
EntertainersTo Appear For Students
Lecturers
and
\
entertainers ofvarious backgrounds and talentswill appear before the student•body during the second semesterin
connectionj
with the CulturalSeries.Lord Kilbracken, who writesunder the family name of JohnGodley, will appear on January
15.
This young Irish writer, "aswitty a fiord as ever inherited aseat in the House of Lords", hasearned ant enviable reputation as
m On Atoms
Will
ustrate
Scientist's Talk
I |
Dr. Henry D.
Hintonffigyi
"Atoms For Peace" is to be thetopic of Dr. Henry David Hinton,when he speaks before the Mercyhurst
studentSbody
on December
ii.
W m
iijSil
Noted as
anlauthor,
lecturer,scientist,
and*teacher,
Dr.
Hint
on! has
beenf
on the chemistrystaff at the University of NotreDame since 1928, and is a member of the American Chemical Society.Wide acquaintance among leaders in the chemical industries hasgiven Dr. Hinton a first handknowledge of the modern progressof this vast industry and hisstories of new products in thefield are presented in an interesting and non-technical style.
||in
his lecture, Dr. Hinton wishesto familiarize his audience withthe pertinent and difficult problem of the use of
atomiclenergy
today. Based on the peacetimeuses of atomic energy in industry, medicine, and agriculture, thelecture is illustrated with up-to-date slides.Mercyhurst College will erect a $600,000 dormitory that will house150 students.College officials said preliminary approval of a $540,000 federalloan for the project has been made by the
government.?However,
the
$600,000
figure does not include the cost for furnishings for thebuilding.
^
Part of the money will be used to almost double the capacityof the existing dining room, whichseats
160,
and to remodel thekitchen facilities for more efficient operationSite to Be DeterminedThe dormitory will be
erected'
somewhere on the campus. Exactsite of the building has not beendetermined. It
is'hoped
to
?
tbegin
construction!this summer. Plansare to have the building open inSeptember, 1969.
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There are currently 325 students enrolled at Mercyhurst inthe college. Existing dormitoryarea has accommodations for 125students. The institution is inneed of additional facilities tomeet an expanding enrollment,which has increased iby more than40 per cent in the past three years.Preliminary': approval of theloan was made by the Communityfacilities administration of theHousing and Home Financeagency.Mother M. Eustace, president ofthe college, expressed the conviction that Alumnae and friendsof the college will be generous in
-aiding
the college in
^his^-under-
taking. As early as September theAlumnae Association set up a Development Fund for the college.Architect ChosenWithin the next 90 days thecollege must furnish! informationon the engineering, financial andlegal! aspects of the constructionin order to obtain final approval
of|the
loan. Herbert
Heidt,
architect of Nelson, Goldberg, andHeidt, has been employed to
draw
up plans for the new dorm.reporter,
world*
traveler, biographer, and writer. In America, hisarticles and stories have appearedin the leading magazines.Pianist RescheduledMartin Canin, brilliant youngpianist who was to have presenteda program October 30, will makehis debut on the Mercyhurst stage
Feb.
12.
||
|
£*
During the month of March,two programs will|be presented.Mr. Frank J. Sheed, author andlecturer, will speak on March 5.
Mi*.
Sheed is an Australian ofIrish descent who co-founded thePublishing House of Sheed andWard; this publishing house aimsat presenting Catholicism positively, and being a medium of expression for the whole Catholicworld.Sunday, March 23, the CulturalSeries
*
will continue with outstanding
duo-vocal
artists,
;
Pearland Edwin Kappel. Noted for theirunusual presentation of good mu
sic,
the
KappeLs
sing a wide variety of
I
numbers
!
including spir-
ituals,
operettas, folk
songs,
J
andmusical comedy.
^H^^K^
:
;
jijl
Dr. Vera fDenty,^ psychologistand teacher, will speak before thestudent I
body
J sometime in
i
Aprilor
f
May.
I
Dr.
Den
ty,
j
who
com
esfrom London, England, is not unfamiliar to
I
Mercy
hurst,
I havinglectured) here!twice!
previously
.:m
CulkinlCourse
StressesPersonality From Faith
WjgL
Stressing the importance of Christian women in the modern worldMiss Anne Culkin, originator of the Anne Culkin Course of PersonalityDevelopment, will address the general assembly on Tuesday, December
3,
at one
o'clock.
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A graduate from Marywood College, this native Pennsylvanian
studied*
at Alviene School of Dra- j
matics
in New York, and
under
studied Jessica Tandy on Broadway.
|The |acute
need for a trainingto meet the needs
of
today's women
^inspired!
the Anne- CulkinCourse. Designated to help womendevelop a more pleasing personality through a fuller appreciationof their faith, the course has beenintegrated as a regular part ofmany college curriculum.Miss
Culkin's
achievements also
include
membership , in Who'sWho in American Women, andNational Board of the NationalCouncil of Catholic Women, andshe has performed on radio andtelevision.Miss Anne Culkin
I
I
i
i
i 4.
 
Page Two
TH E MERCIAD
NOVEMBER 26. 1957
^r Lskriitoplter
s,
ated
During the Wednesday, November
13
assembly program for American EducationWeek, Dr. John M. Hickey, Superintendentof the Erie public school! system, spoke. Inhis talk, Dr. Hickey stressed a point thatshould be conscious part of
every
J Catholiclife the Christopher movement.The Christopher has
a|purpose
to his
life:
to help others develop a sense of purpose; to bring Christ's presence into dailyroutine through his own presence; and tobe an effective instrument of
His Truthi
andLove. No splash, no fanfare! It is the littlethings that change the world. |A philosophy like this gives a reason
lor
each otherwise mediocre task. Moreover,
it
is a philosophy like this that gives a reasonfor each
otherwise
mediocre vocation or
job.
Every Christian life should contain
this
ob
jective. It should be carried into theclassroom (on both sides of the desk), into thehome, into thefoffice, into the lab. There
is
more than a matter of choice
involved;
thereis an obligation.
J-The
fact that Dr. Hickey, whose workaffects so many people and forms so manypolicies, is aware of his Christopher responsibility is very comforting. But every lifeshould be a life with a purpose.
fIS-J
an
d UJou
99
I
You are a member of the largest student organization in the world.What does NSA
^mean
to you? It affects you in a very realfsense
fif
your purpose of attending college is a well-balancededucation and not merely an accumulationof book knowledge. It makes| available tostudents many opportunities for broadeninghis
outlookjjon
the whole problem of highereducation.
£ What?
are some concrete examples ofNSA benefits
?
To name but a few, it sponsors many conferences, seminars, and areameetings enabling students to | discussmethods of bettering student government,and of becoming better acquainted with current issues
affecting
them as students. Thereare many more.Since a well-established student government is the primary purposes of NSA, at-tendence
t
at bi-monthly Student Councilmeetings is
thelduty
of any NSA member.They are open to you. Can we count on yourpresence at the next Student Council meeting???
cJLett
r
OfJ,
Itati
vuaiion
Dear Mercyhurst,Gannon College . . . Second AnnualChristmas Carnival . .
.December
6, 7, 8.1These are three facts. Isolate them andthey have as many connotations as there arepeople interpreting them. Combine all three
arid
they form only one picture — a college-styled
weekend.
I
Gannon, as well as the rest of the Erieschools, has done
a
great deal to promote acommon college atmosphere. More has to beaccomplished but the Christmas Carnival isone of our answers.
I
The adjectives "Second Annual" meanpast success. Naturally, a success cannot remain as such unless it is improved upon. Asa result,|the Carnival is, to use the pitchman's phrase,
"bigger
and better."The Gannon Auditorium and the Commons Room will be filled with over fortybooths; and displays particularily designedto give the maximum in entertainment andthrffis.The Queen Contest, a Mr. and Mrs.Santa Claus, an
Italian|Restaurant,
valuableprizes, and college-styled games are a fewamong many of our features.We boast experience — experience in^esio-nino- a p-ood time. We would like Mercyhurst and the other Erie schools to add totheir | experience — experience in enjoyingthemselves. Join us? 1In a Carnival mood,The Gannon ChristmasCarnival Committee
Philharmonics
Presents
^4
AlI-Orchestra
Concert
P****
&<*
wat
s*«?
Erie Philharmonic, TV spectaculars, opera, plays ... a varietyof
entertainment
for a variety of individual interests. fMoussorgsky's "Pictures At An Exhibition"
is f
he
main
presentation of the November 26-27 Erie Philharmonic Society all-orchestraconcert. Everyone familiar with the popular "Greensleeves"
wiU
enjoy
Vaughan-Williams
"Fantasia on Qreensleeves."
?
Beginning at 8:30p.m. in Strong Vincent Auditorium, the program will also include
"Overturelto
Egmont"
by
RossmJ
and. "Symphony No. 1 in G Minor"by Kalinnikov.
|December
15, theorchestra and chorus will presentHandel's "Messiah."Reliving
the?
fabulous life ofAnnie Oakley, Mary Martin and
I
John Raitt will
appear!
onThanksgiving Eve, Wednesday,November 27, in a two hour musical "Annie Get Your Gun" onWICU, T. V. Miss Martin portraysthe
sharp-shooting Miss
Oakleywho
learns-inf
the
|
words of thememorable Irving Berlin song—that "You Can't Get A Man WithA Gun." John
Raitt,
rememberedfor his
"Pajama
Game" role, playsthe sharpshooter.Cleveland Music Association willsponsor the NBC Opera Companyin
the J
English version of "LaTraviata" at the Music Hall onWednesday, November 27, at 8:30pjn. Starring among others areDolores Wilson, John Alexanderand Igor Gorin.Robert
Cummings
wiU star inthe musical version of "JuniorMiss" CBS Television's fourth DuPont "Show of the Month" onFriday, December 20. Cummingswill play Harry Graves, the father of thirteen-year-old juniormiss, Judy.A
reminder*
to the Playhouseproduction* followers — AgathaChristie's "Witness For the
Pro
secution" will play December 3through December 21.Four Editors Recommend;.
,|.
that everyone support ourqueen for
Gannon's!carnival
. . . that more care
ibe
taken inusing the kitchenette
and
lounge facilities. . . that
more
i
students take
advantage of the sports program in place of "lounging". . . that post office hours be regarded more closely. . . that students be consideratein wet weather and not"track^up" the halls
$
. . . that activities, such as mixers be sponsored through theStudent Council for dormdevelopment aid. . . that more open discussion beheld on the pro's and con'sof changing the club situation. . . that everyone be more "courtesy-conscious" towards elders and college-mates... that some childish studentsacquire a more mature classroom conductYour Editors Commend:. . . Sr. Mary Esther and Sr. M.
Eymard
on their move tokeep the bulletin 'board inorder. . . those who have tried to
break
away from constant "chitchat" and carry on a worthwhile
'discussion
occasionaUy.. .
Jthose
who report offendersto Student Board, thus making the Board purposeful andsuccessfulYour Editors Thank... St. Bonaventure's for the invitation to their college. . . Dr.| John Hickey for settingaside time to speakstudent body duringtion Week. .
Jail
the students whoin promoting bettercollegiate relations by arranging and preparing forthe tea with Villa MariaYour Editors Offer Best Wishes. . . to Gannon's basketball teamfor a successful year (hoping the Knights will givethem moral support whichhas been lacking)
Money Talks
becomes ayear (withto ourEduca-
helped
inter-A quarter
a.
weekfund for the seniorinterest) in the Credit Union
a;
Mount Mercy
|
College
m
Pittsburgh. Loans are honored.The "World's; Largest AutographCollection" will be displayed inthe student lounge at LorettoHeights College sin Loretto, Colorado. Your name can be includedfor a
smaU
donation.
 
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Aerial view of formally attiredcollege students.
r
A
n Ounce Of Etcetera
By Arlene HajdukWe've discovered either a misnomer or
i mispronounciation
ofMercyhurst and her univy-cover-ed walls. A recent taxi ride revealed a dispatcher's little voice meekly sending taxis to
"Mousie
House!"
j
Hurstettes are expected to keepthe DAYS of December 6, 7, and 8free for Gannon KNIGHTS. Thesedates automatically disclose theevent; however, for the absent-minded amongst us, it is Gannon'sChristmas Carnival week-end. Iflast year was indicative, the Carnival wiU be the best social mixerof the year. Remember the keencompetition of queen-voting, theexcited crowds of collegiatesmilling around game-booths, andthe delightfully
sweet
odor ofcotton* candy?
'Hurst
statistics show that manyin our family have been wieldingthe
proverbial i
hickory stick. Senior student teachers, catecheticalteachers of the public school children, and the cadets do an accurate job of conveying knowledgeand
truth i
to the littler ones. Weseldom realize the extent of thesegirl's endeavors. To appreciateand to occasionally commendthem for their earnestness mightbe
a|
gracious gesture. Appreciation
for
each other gives the entire school family
confidence*andconfidence
is half of success.A well-conditioned Erieite suggested the following P. S. for thenext homewardbound "epistle","Please send hipboots."
Happy in love,
knowing!love
is returned, you are not
silent,
but frequently attemptto express what your heart feels.
-
W
9
Music is said to be one of the most satisfying expressions of feeling. For throughout the centuries, lovers have sung thepraises of their beloved in song, poetry, andprose. True love, voiced in all its
i
exhuber-ance, is one of the most magnificent feelingsof the human heart.Daily, you are given the opportunityto express your gratitude to the One WhoIS Love. Participation in the mass to the fullest extent includes singing,
\
no
matter ifthe voice seems rough or sandy. If the expression of love seems inadequate, it is onlyyou who think so. The Father of Love willnot.What is a catechist? What are herduties, her benefits?
f
\
I
\
These questions can be answered by anumber of girls at Mercyhurst who volunteered their leisure time to aid the religiouseducation of Catholic public school children.Without the time and training of the catechist,
niany
a Catholic child would be deprived of the greatest gift of his young
life—
knowledge of God.
\
It is certainly not
easy—lesson
plans,early Saturday mornings, along with curri-
cular
and extra-curricular activities. It wasnot meant to be. No
sacrifice
ever is.The innocent face that smiles and answers, "God made me to know Him, love Himin this world, and be happy with Him in thenext," supplies all the reward any catechistdesires.
v
Wety
W*
V*
Know
. . .
Holy Mary, Mother of God, my Mother. . . truly you are the gate to heaven . . .Through
your
Immaculate Conception youopened to me a new life • . . a life of grace. . . of faith ... of hope ... In bringingChrist to the world, you became coredemp-trix ... Because of you, I possess the meansto eternal happiness . . . now it is up to me... with the help of your intercession ... tofollow the road leading to you and yourDivine Son ... There is only one way ... inmodeling my life
after
yours . . . Help meto know His Holy Will in all things ... Getfor me the grace ever
to gsayl
"Behold thehandmaid of the Lord ..."All of us should agree that a rationalbeing is a person who lives according to reason. If we do live according to our reason, itwill show in our attitude^ toward others.As students of Mercyhurst we can display this
rational
•;.
character by understanding and abiding by seniority rights, eating ina feminine and cultivated manner, and ingeneral, respecting the well-earned rights ofour|fellow* students particularly the upper-classmen.
j?j
Well-developed manners are evidence ofrational consciousness of our duty towardothers.
s
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THE
MERCIAD
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Me
**yl>urst
College, Erie, Pa.
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Member of
PRESS
Associated Collegiate PressEditor
Joan
jn^rf
Associate
Editor
Jeanne CannonAssistant Editors; Mary Stark,
Mary
Lou KellyEditorial
Staff
Barbara Jakubow-ski, Lucille Turner, Peggy Cummings, ArleneHajduk, MUdred Manzione, Mary CatherineDonatelli, Peggy Hirsch. Eleanor Cavanaugh.Kay King, Joan Connors, Betty Phelan,Teresa Proulx.Photography Editor
5pat
GreenBusiness Manager Alice O'BrienBuiness
staff
Peggy Cummings, DeanaDempsey, Mary
Ann?
Koss. Wanda Toth,Martha Calvert.
 
NOVEMBER
26,
1957
THE MERCIAD
Page Three
Approaching Day OfThanks]
Students Most
enioriNominee
or
NFA
war
Awakens
 Memories
Each fall the November holiday brings a flood of childhoodThanksgiving memories. Since an early age this special Thursday, setaside as a very significant event, has impressed and
pleased
youngstersand oldsters alike.It is remembering past Thanksgivings and the childish thrill withwhich they were greeted that yearly recaptures part of this seasonalwarmth. 1A child greets Thanksgivingjoyously. To him it connotesgoodies, visits from loving rela
tives—or
rather, a chance for him
I -to
"shine", big brothers and sisters home from college, deliciousaromas coming from the kitchen| and the
not-to-be-ignored|
freedays from grammar school."For what are you thankful,little
one?'\|is
a question not yet
set}to
his young mind and mightpuzzle him for a moment. Without knowing why, he is thankful.joyous and free. Free to laugh,tease and romp about at his will.His teacher
helped!
him draw
8th
e
monstrous!turkey
proudly displayed on the front window pane,land he learned a
songjjabout
pilgrims on a big boat. It was greatfun, in fact he won't
mind,
at all
when $
the November event rolls
|
around again next year.To childhood belongs the spontaneous thrills, to adulthood!, thememories of the national day of
"Thanks."
1 I
Mary Kay Walsh has been chosen as the most outstanding Catholic youth on the Mercyhurst College campus. As a part of a nation-wide competition to find the"Most Outstanding CatholicYouth of The Year", Mercyhurstwas asked to submit the name ofone candidate. Mary Kay wasselected from five seniors whowere nominated I by the StudentCouncil.! Their individual collegerecords were carefully
{screened,
and the final
decision?was
madeby Mother M.
Eustace,?the
President of the College.A history
majorf
from Detroit,Michigan, Mary Kay is active inYCS on campus. She also qualified for
|
membership in "Who'sWho in American Colleges andUniversities".The competition for this honoris jointly sponsored
Jby
NFCCSand by the Newman clubs of secular campuses. The national selection will be made on the basis ofthe past records of all the candi
dates.
0
74a*e4
%<W
President Susan Avery, on
be
half of the freshman class,wishes to thank the seniors forthe
pleasant
and entertainingafternoon spent at
McAuley
Hall for the Senior-FreshmanTea,
<f OFVJUgffT
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TM
COCA-COU*
COMPAMfe
Traveler's Aid
At last
count,
Coca-Cola was delighting palatesin more than 100 countries around the world.
This
news may not rock you right now.
But
if youever get thirsty in Mozambique, you
may
appreciate the change from goat's
milk.
To Villa MariaAt Sunday Tea
••Look
at that library!" "Youmean there is a phone on every
floor?"
"I'll bet those beautifulapartments are worth an extra
httle
walk." These are typical ofthe comments overheard whenstudents from Villa Maria weretouring Mercyhurst at
the
teaheld here Sunday, November 17.When the girls arrived betweenthe hours of two and
five
o'clock,
they were
greeted II
by officialhostesses and taken to the lounges,where refreshments prepared
by
Home Economics students wereserved.Mercyhurst girls then gave theirnew acquaintances complete toursof the campus. Of particular interest to the Villa students werethe library, Little Theatre, chapel,and
thes
apartments. They especially enjoyed the
modern
{fur
niture and homey atmosphere ofthe apartments.Angela McNelis and Mary Fitzgerald of Villa Marie College areserved by junior hostesses, Ellen McHugh and Dubby Natili, inthe course of the afternoon
Villa-Mercyhurst
Tea.Chairman for the affair, MaryRachel Shine, thought that thetea carried out its purpose of establishing/better relations betweenthe schools, adding "it is hopedthat
^further
functions will stemfrom the tea."
Bottled under authority of The Coca-Cola Company by
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COCA-COLA
BOTTLING COMPANY
Carnival Queen To ReignAs Student Union Hostess
Last year's queen, Julie Matthews, a senior from Villa Maria Col
lege,
will crown the
1957-1958
Queen of Christmas Carnival, climaxingthis year's Carnival weekend.The new queen will be presented with flowers and gifts. Each ofthe finalists will also receive a gift, a remembrance of the event. Carnival competition will run high the weekend of December
6,
as willschool spirit, for the representative from the school which succeedsin raising the most money will reign as queen. As of December 8 thequeen will begin her official hostess duties of the Gannon StudentUnion Building, on the corner of Sixth
and/Walnut
Streets.Money raised through the sale of chances on colored TV, tape recorder, Hi-Pi, and other valuable prizes will
be;used
for remodelingof the Student Union Building which is used by Villa, St. Vincent's,
Hamot,
Gannon, and Mercyhurst through the school year.At the carnival
eachi
school will have two money-making booths,one of which will be the queen's booth where voting will take placeduring the three days of the Carnival, and the other booths will besimilar
to-j
those of last year's, where your skill
at j
guessing weight,
-
-
pitching pennies, and target ac-
ShakespeareOn Review
Players Incorporated were welcomed) once again by the studentsof Mercyhurst College
when I
theyinaugurated the 1957 culturalseries with their presentation ofWilliam Shakespeare's
Immortal
love story "Borneo and Juliet".Delores Viola, in the role ofJuliet, won her way
Into
thehearts
offthe
audience by vividlyportraying
Ithe
innocence andfreshness of youth which has always characterized the immortalJuliet. Although David Roundsgave an excellent technical performance of Romeo, the younglover
of
Juliet, he did not represent the masculinity that
should
have typified this nearly maturenoble.Most of the success of the playwas attributed
fto
the fine performance of the supporting cast.They
carriedjout
their roles withassurance and precision. Also, anabundance of
varied
<•and
strikingcostumes added a splendor thatheightened the effect of the acting.The appearance of Players Incorporated is one of the highlightsof Mercyhurst's cultural series.This group with its Shakespeareanrepertoire always
has {and
alwayswill be cordially welcomed to thecampus.Remarks heard after this fineperformance indicate that Shakespeare,
soffinely
portrayed, alwayswill find a response of sincere enthusiasm and appreciation.
NSA Meets;Talks "Shop"
"Leadership" was the theme ofthe NSA area conference held atMercyhurst on Saturday, November 16.
Prannie
Balzer, Mercyhurst NSA Senior Delegate, opened the conference with a reportof
NSA'sfactivities
for this year.A cordial welcome was
*
extendedby Mother Eustace to the j
dele
gates from Allegheny, Alliance,
Behrendf
Center, and GannonColleges.The purposes of Student Government, the necessity of good"followship" for good leadership,
and J
the responsibility of the student, were some of the topics discussed. Delegates returned to theirrespective schools with many newand valuable ideas
and*
with therealization that Student Government provides an {incomparablestudents to snowpportunity forinitiative.Refreshmentsthe discussionscuracy were tested.Mercyhurst's representative willbe one of the following girls: JulieSimons, Mary Ann Cunningham,CynthiajfRyan, Dora Andrie, MaryBescher, Wanda Toth, Linda Hess,or Eva Paul.In the final selection of onerepresentative from each school,votes will be tabulated as such:each Gannon vote will count one,each vote from the respectiveschool will be counted as two.were
served
afterby Carol Bocanand Lolly Lockhart in the non-smokers lounge.The next area conference willbe
held{March
8 at the GannonStudent Union Building, on thecorner of Sixth and WalnutStreets.
Mercyhurt's
Glee Club will present a seasonal program over TVstation,WICU,December 13, at 1
p.
m.
The
Club made a similarappearance during the ChristmasSeal Drive last Christmas Season.
Favorite "Funnies" ContributedBy
Jolly-Joker
Enthusiasts
Hearing a loud
peal
of laughter ringing
from?
the lounge, it isevident that "Choice Joke" timehas rolled around again. Eachlounger contributes one "funny"from her repertoire.Betty McLaughlin starts thingsoff with this one: "Why was thelittle shoe so sad? Because hismother was a sneak
and*
his father was a loafer."Mildred
Manzione
chimes inwith her favorite: "Did you hearabout the
Texan-who
asked hiswife to drive the children to theback yard to play?"
?
"What did one eye say to theother eye?" Lucy Payne queries."There's something between usthat smells."Adding a new twist to an oldnursey rhyme is
Jean
Grisdale.She recites Little Jack Horner
thus:
"Little Jack Horner sat in acorner
Eating *his
Christmas pie,He put in his thumb and pulled
out
a plumAnd said,
'What
the heck, Ithought it was pizza.'""That's alright Jean, the Bill ofRights protects such jokes."Maria Callan adds this littlegem: "How do you drive a babybuggy? Tickle his feet."Of course, Sue McCartney couldnever be passed up without adding tot the fun. Hers goes something like this: "Why is
ajjlittle
ink drop so sad? He just foundout his father is in a pen
and*
hedoesn't know how long the sentence will
.be."
Rosemary Crawford tells
{this
one:
"Mommy, Mommy, why
do
I keep running around in circles?Shut up, or
rilt
nail your otherfoot to the floor." This is only oneof ithe many
sadist
jokes heard
'round
the campus,

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