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The Merciad, Feb. 25, 1947

The Merciad, Feb. 25, 1947

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J^ercyhurst College Receives Gift

Mercy} wrst Colle Erie ;/7 v* 7 ^

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In the very near future, we a t Mercyhurst and those within a two-mile radius^of our college ^11 hear the chimes of t h e ! Angelus ring out^ three times daiThese chimes are a gift to our school—a memorial to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Weber of Eriejthe parents of Sister jlary Alice and Sister Mary Rachel Already we have heard these chimes as they echo over our campus. Theyfchave a r r a n g e of twenty-five notes and are ^incorporated with thejchapel pipe organ so that both may be played simultaneously. A t present these chimes are hand operated, but eventually they will be regulated by an automatic clock attachment. ^/ Not only will we be hearing the Angelus as it chimes If rom Mercyhurst's towers, but the hours of the day will be measured by the sweet and solemn tones of the Westmins Chimes. Let us, when we hear them, remember with a prayer those to whose memory they are dedicated. ?

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MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, Febi*uary 25, 1947

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Select Ivor Novello's Comedy

"Fresh Fields," a thr «w sophisticated comedy, has bee * W owmnoi ee-act en selected as the annual spring producti ion of the Janus Club. Miss Paula Hillery, head of the Dramatics Department and adviserfto the Janus Club, announced that try-outs for the cast will be held in the near future. IvorfNovello is the author of ||the play, which is set in an English background. Novello is now With Mary {Agnes Culhane receiving acclaim for his Broadreigning as Queen of the Prom, way hit, "Happy Birthday," Mercyhurst sophomores spon- which /stars Helen Hayes. sored their annual Sophonade at Among the members of the Rainbow Gardens, February 15, cast of "Fresh Fields" are: Lady and couples danced to the strains Mary Crabbe, a middle-aged noof Gene Parlette and his Or- ble-woman; Lillian Bedworthy, chestra. sister of Lady Mary — flighty, Miss Culhane was crowned middle-aged spinster who writes queen of the evening during the advice to the love-lorn; Tim intermission of the dance. Her CrabbeJ Lady Mary's son, typattendants were Kathleen Ra- ical man about town; UnasPidhill, president of the freshman geon, unreserved, coarse, uneduclass, wholacted as crown bear- cated; Mrs. Pidgeon, Una's er; Katharine Young, president mother, a wealthy middle-aged Blazers Due Soon of the junior class; JoanlLutz, Australian, with a heart of gold; president of the senior class; Tom Larcomb, Mrs. Pidgeon's Peg Ferry, our Student CounJean Brauch, president of the brother, a rough, coarse cattlecil President, says that new sophomore class; and Peggy man^ Easter bonnets won't be the onSnapped during intermission of the Sophonade: seated fare Dr. Ferry, president of the Student ly things that some Mercyhurst girls will be sporting, come and Mrs. M. J. Relihan; standing are Bill Grant; Mary [Agnes Council* Miss Brauch and Miss April. The new college blazers Culhane, the?queen of the dance; Jean Brauch, President of the Ferry crowned Ithe queen. Members of the sophomore should be here soon] for those Sophomore Class and Joe Cerwonka. class, sponsors of th!e dance, seventy girls who ordered them. served on various committees. Pittsburgh, Pa. — Prospective On February 4,| Sylvia Putzi- / Dorothy McDonough supervised politicians I from all leading «er measured the girls for their the committee whose task was Pennsylvania colleges and uniflftart blazers—white with green to choose the orchestra, while versities will assemble in HarPiping, and an emblem, especialJanet Steinmetz headed the Pro- risburg the week-end of April ly designed for the blazers. I Tonight the Mercyhurst Col- gram Committee. Ann Hadlock 18-20, 1947, in la model state , r .. , n Tr#11 The president of the?Student % Reverend Patrick J. O'Con- -, was in charge of selling tickets, legislature, under the sponsor>£\ lege Varsity meets the Villa and Audrey Clauss directed the Council announces also that nor, head Iof Preacher's Insti- ««• . "f. . 0 H.«{ , T ., ship of the Intercollegiate Conv Maria 8:15 these blazers may be ordered tute—a department in speech at . . , team«,at s „ on the. Vil- advertising group. Jean Tobin ference on Government. Gover, , of _ ever l a s homes floor for another and her committee chose Rain- nor James H. Duff is expected y year hereafter. i | the Catholic* University, Wash- ., ,, . n , aw;L </, . bow Gardens as the site _f_or f •I those thrill-packed ibattles that to address the opening session Phone service is another probington, D. C , will open a re, K? ,, 'L m holding the dance, while Gerri on Friday morning, April 18, lem which the Student Council ° ' ensue whenever the two teams ls L working on. After the plans treat for students of Mercy- meet. ^ Hydock headed a-General^Com- in j, the Education Forum. are mittee to handlevthe details of This year's meeting will be disclosed, the cooperation of hurst College on Thursday eveWe will be anxiously awaita11 the dance. S the eleventh annual state-wide the students is needed to ning, February 27, in "Christ ing the outcome. Let's all be on m Using a Valentine Day theme, conference arranged by Intercol*ke it a success. I W hand to show our teamiwe're members of the Janus Club legiate Conference on Governthe King" Chapel. sponsored a Tea Dance from 2 ment to familiarize PennsylvaFather O'Connor is very well with them! H e h a s h a d w i d e eX to 5 o'clock on Sunday after- nia students with the way in CHICAGO IS SITE ^own. " The Athletic Association which their government opernoon in the College gym. perience in conducting retreats sponsored a song contest Sally Hanrahan, Janus Club ates. The first was held in 1934, all through the United J States. among the four classes for an member, headed the committee and the group has met every Kathryn Young and Stephanie As guest ! speaker in parishes lappropriate "pep" song to cheer in charge of the dance. Records year since then, except during the Varsity on tofvictory. Con- furnished the music. Under Miss the war. This will be the fifth ^elisz represented Mercyhurst from coast to coast, Father O'rom at tribution! f all classes Hanrahan's supervision refresh- time it has met as a model state the Chicago Student Confer^ held at the University of Connor ranks high in the minds were considered, and the winning ments of orange punch, sand- legislature, with the student de| r^ago, December 28, 29, and of his listeners. song will be sung at the game wiches, and cookies were served legates pretending that they are • This meeting was called in All Catholic resident students tonight. Don't miss it. members of the real General in the Lounge. \ to decide whether or not will make the retreat, while Assembly and introducing, deThe good sportsmanship shown a National Student Organization bating, and adopting bills which de- at the game with the Universithose of other religious have been previously drafted on Jtould be formed in thefUnited ty of Buffalo!last Saturday afnominations may participate their respective campuses. Nine states. j ternoon deserves a comment, as legislative committees will set well. That is what makes a team *he convention was a success up to give preliminary consideroutstanding, and we are very . Point of numbers and enthus- Glee Club Featured ation to all bills {introduced. 1 Sm proud of our girls. * ? - A grand total of 727 stuPolitical science students will j®* represented 303 colleges, A t Lions* Luncheon Shud-Na-Doo with his crystal comprise the bulk of the "polir^ersities, and student organThe Mercyhurst College Glee ball and oriental robes is the ticians" at the convention. They 2ati °ns from all parts of the Club, under the direction of Mr. theme currently in use by the will meet in a legislature that °untry. The group decided that John Burger, made its first pubJunior Class for their courtesy will operate under the present ^"SO is needed, and formed a lie appearance of the year at On Sunday evening, February campaign. Mary Paula Cala- Pennsylvania constitution, ex^tional Continuations Commit- the Boston Store on February 9, two students from the East- munci, general chairman of the cept in so far as the constitu^ to prepare a draft platform 18, when it presented a program man School of Music, Rochester, project, is assisted Sby members tion provides for two houses ** a draft 'constitution which of religious and secular music N. Y., presented a musical re- of her class. and for certain legislative proj ^ " be ready for ratification at at a luncheon of the Erie Lions cital in the Mercyhurst audiThe purpose of this activity cedures which time and space pother convention to be held in Club, f is to remind all students that will not permit. The model legisL_ T . torium. Catherine Ann Lahr, a hlc common courtesy is a "must" lature will Jbe unicameral. ago this;spring. | The group sang: "Now Let Junior, played among her reEvery Tongue Adore Thee by pertoire, piano selections by on all their programs. Each day two students are of the College—the Lounge, the SLhT "Hark, Now, O Shep- Bach, Debussy and Chopin. Joherds," a Moravian melody ar- anne Gill, a Sophomore, enter- charged with the responsibility Blue Room, post office, cafe£ ranged by M. X Luvaas; Drink tained with vocal and harp so- of writing and arranging the teria, library, etc. 25 v The I courtesy campaign will Tue Only With Thine Eyes » los. The students especially en- slogan tov Shud-Na-Doo's crys» 3 -~Eve of Retreat tal ball. This slogan pertains to close with an assembly program a distinctive arrangement by joyed this novel recital presentpoints of courtesy that are not on March 19. 28—ft } Mr. Burger; and "The Band a ed by college students (of their being practiced In various parts novelty number by Hummel own age. **• 7—Villa Game (home) ar# Fishburn. 19-—Courtesy Program










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St. Augustine says, " I t is^the judgement of all men wh any way use their reason, that everybody wishes to become h l Everyone a t some time in his life dreams of finding a buried The desire for happiness is a universal craving of the hum treasure, a store of gold and jewels. Some do find it, but most of heart But few know true happiness. Too many people today •us go through life unaware of the wealth which surrounds us. search Perhaps we need only rub the dust from a worthless-looking stone might learn to write: Look a t af, i n g > a r e f i o u n d e r i n g about, a r e living a n empty day-to-da day exist, t o find beneath a gold coin. I t is the effort we fail to awake t h a t familiar object until you see ence. becomes our fatal ^mistake. something t h a t others do not 5 * Xt i s s a i d t h a t o u r d a y h a s i s s u e d f o r t h a l o s t Friendship is the treasure, for i t is the most precious of all ex- see. He would have been pleased ««««ation, ageu. ternal goods. And yet how many people realize its value? Many with this picture drawn by a e r a t i o n w h i c h i s l o o k i n ^ f w something-but what that s somethmI are blind to the true nature of friendship. They accept a substiis, few know. We say we want to be happy, so we drink we k young soldier on his way t o the tute, a second best association, without dispute. | a "good" time, we laugh. Is this happiness? Where is ourreas Perfect friendship is a rare thing, for it can exist onlybetween West Coast: Where is our sense of values? men who are themselves good audi virtuous. Such men are friends, "On Monday night we startnot for -any personal ambition, but for the good of each other Innately man knows t h a t ^there is an end for which he * ed through the Rocky Mounonly. These are the truest and most lasting friends. Their friendtains. The moon was very bright made. St. Thomas' tells u s : "Those who sin turn away from thship will exist as long as their goodness, and that is an enduring and it made an enchanting scene. in which the character of the last end is truly found, but not fro ^ thing. ffe £ Man desires above all else- his own good. There a r e three marks I watched until 12:30, at which t h e simple intention of the last final end which they mistakenly seek in w r o n g t h i n g s . " M a n needs t o keep this final end i mini i. of a perfect friendship: the desire for personal good, the mutual time I could no longer keep my in exchange of good will, and pleasure. It is this end which gives meaning to our acts. eyes open. Friendships! of utility and j — — • • "The next morning I saw Though we cannot know God completely,^ there is great joy b friendships for pleasure alone .-^ . mij . . some of the most beautiful the thought t h a t we can know Him in limitation—gladness in the 1 are inferior and should not sat%£/ \V > L C l l l % isfy Imen. Unfortunately, they j - T 1^4, . M _ . , m, scenes I've ever seen. There firm hope that we shall one day be united with Him. Htiakk ; i , 5* . . I . , The season of Lent has only outnumber the perfect friend- , _, , u<u - . , ,, . , tegun. The resolutions we made were mountains of all sizes and indeed is the man without this hope, for he will never fulfill ins ships: and their very number ^ ,«, . iTSE _ • -i„ T> .4. _ , . , ., , , .x. i are still fresh in our minds. But description. Some were like huge quest \ for happiness. has so.deceived the world that ; . . . . , . . I .* -c , , .. - , within the next month, as Eas- rock piles. I t seemed as though J l t no longer seeks the perfect. , _ , _ ., ., .,•. . , , S t e r Sunday^ approaches, i t will great buckets of boulders had 2 A man who loves another on- , V ^ . ,, , '•- i J» ..i.; , . . , , * become more difficult everyday ly for utility does not truly love t(. , , ., ;...„ been dumped from the sky to J. v a . t 1.x. v 5E -L« v. > deny ourselves the little him, but only the benefits which . . . -UJI . , , -. , , .„ . . , . things we hardly missed at first. form the mountains. Others YOU are a fascinating person. Not your parents, not y u or he !wul acquire. And one who ~ , , ... , , . , . , Our beds will be even more looked like stacks of ginger loves for pleasure alone does , rl &g$£%l-£~± teachers, not your friends, not your associates. You. You can read, • *. the character of tempting on the last few mom- cookies reaching half way to the xv u *. r . ^ not appreciate write, talk, laugh, cry, think. You are capable of many things, the other, but desires only the ^ . V ,, . ££ m sky. One mountain started with ,. , ESJESSC Tet, there is one thing only A wonderful person, you. 1 enjoyment and amusement which -, . ^. . , .. , a plain and gradually faded in. , ,. ,. *i? j v we need remember: Ohnst died such a relationship affords him. „ , __, . , , k Why, then, are you never seen? Why is a deceptive maskbeM to a wide strip of evergreen mv object of utilityP and the for ) us -on - Good Friday to save v *. J* E I S L A t The . ,™ , - , ? our souls for heaven. The words trees. The trees were followed out to be you ? Why does your exterior conceal, rather than reveal source of pleasure are as unL , . ,. fcw 11 Why by rose-colored rocks which certain as the weather itself. If £ " « *»* * ^ "f* . * » • * • ey E ( M n 1 a t u , n stretched into a high cliff. The yourself? 1 friendship is rooted in such ma- P » . * ™ *• * J * ^ ...... s j .. ,.* „ to resist the temptation to surtenahstic ground, its life span , • ,_ _,; . ' .„ . top of the mountain was a huge Few of us are satisfied with ourselves the way we are—the wy a •„ indefinite u^ • J *• :*. because l ia S S « J « render to self. Christ will *L • f S t depends ._. give Jis ' „ , turned up-side-down. Q 0 ( J m a ( j e u s # instead, we try to become what we would like to b e i _ .. ,. , .'U'-u c His reward on Easter morn—a spoon on the continued existence of ... _ , _ J of e lor a Above all this was a pale blue not -what we could grow to be. We fail to realize that the am t h e ohjects «f utQity and of «** «~ ^J ****™ U sky streaked with wisps of we try to become what we are not and never can be, the less «e ? ^ e a s n r e . When either of these ™ - S P « ^ »• M. F . clouds." disappears, the friendship ceases are we of being anything at all. We are not ourselves? we eanw '% and the persons ^involved must yj €Zf 4 A. (N.B. He wrote ("jt in a letter be anyone else. ] 4 | b e g i n > a g a m t h e ^ * of ^making Wl\ ^t^tCQAHCK k imd never dreamed it would get Each *one of us possesses at least one quality that makes new friends, and, once again, CM* into "The Meveiad;" To w h o m ? | individual. That quality may manifest itself in many ways. It for utility, for pleasure! ••^w^ # ^ # Because^man is by nature soOur generation has seen the A Mercyhurst girl. Guess who.) be the power to lead; it may be the ability to follow. Whatever >, <aal^he needs friends. The <H& inventive Igenius and imaginais, it is you. Why be so foolish as to imitate someone else? W I saying, **Live alone and like it," tion of men soar like angels, but you possess can be just as fine, if not more so. But it depe %as a limited application, for that same generation! has also e your taJent as a creator, not as an actor. Find your own P 1 no ananjtruly enjoys a Hfe of *Seen two devastating wars, e solitude. Without! someone to equaling in ferocity the darkity; then cultivate and develop it. Make i t so delightful* P share his fortune, both good and est chapters of the ancient past. ality thatfit will become your most powerful weapon u^ • bad, hefcannot realize complete—Thomas E. Dewey , "Yes, it's true! The yearbook Affectation produces a worthless mimic. But a little sell ly the purpose for whkfh he Governor of New York was created. | £ Peace must be waged as vig- has gone to press!", announced and a j l o t o f self-expression and sincerity, sprinkled with co Gramting the truth of I this orously as war. The quest for Helen Anne Fabian, editor if witt produce an admirable individual. u proposition, one easily sees the peace calls for even greater The development of your own personality is a gift y° I "Praeterita." " F a b e " made necessity of building strong courage, patience and faith than known at a recent interview of yourself, a gift to be used and cherished. You can become ^ • friendships in youth. Young did quest for victory infthe war. l the staff that the first section icinating person, in great things or in small. Not anyon people are more trusting than Jg —Edward K, StettiniusJ frson, r * | others, more inclined to asso- Rector, University fof Virginia of the yearbook had been taken Yes, you are capable of many things. A wonderful pe d a t e with others, and more de- ^ I t is difficult to deal with the t o the printer in Cleveland Sat_ _ sirous of companionship. This problems' of a convalescing urday, Feb J 2%. leaning toward sociability, how- world until we get the patient "We're keeping our fingers ever, has bad as well as good off the operating table. f crossed that everything *will^go A effects. If young people do not jf' —James F . % y r n e s , | ye**' Wild, Chaotic freshman* j (Continued on Page 4) Former U. S. Secetary of State along as smoothly as it "has Because a struggle always in these past months," added Fabe. terests us, and because we re- threat of expulsion J As joice in the triumph of right, shocked him into « J J j * * « She agrees, t h a t taking work sophomore, h e was 85^=^8 ^T c/ke Jnerclcw the story of a conversion usuto the printer is the first real ally attracts our attention. "A a Catholic tutor, an ^ a Editor-in-Chief sign that the yeairbook is tak- Testimonial to Grace" is the course of his studies ^ w, PlatoJ i n * t*. iaw\ Mary Irene Kinnerneyj ing form. story of Avery Dulles and his readings m ^ * 0 u r and St. Augustine. " ^ struggle to find truth. With Sister Mary Charles as y e a r s t h a t followed by t* When he entered Harvard in adviser, Fabe and her assist^^tiiyl/ Associate pJditor : 19S6, he was a high-aninded himself unsatisfied h 1 ants. Sally Brigham and Peg sited, b* > ^ 5 ^ Barbara M. F l e m i n g l ^ ^ ^ " ^ " " young American of good fam- church he vi r the Dengate, have worked diligent- ily and cultural background. tinued t o seal•ch *° 6 Assistant Editors teetty Ahlgren, Stephanie M. Melisz sop* hiloso * ly on write-ups and general ar- "His position was typical of studying the pa and*< tain Art Editor Connie Schneider rangements. Lay-outs and art Aquinas to Ma**"", of that of many young men today Business Editor Helen Fabian until, being convin ^ work are being supervised by —good will, without faith, nor nd #as Editorial Staff—Sally Brigham,| Peggy Ferry, Joann Morrissey, any notion of any need of consistency a. he ^Butch" Writer, while Joan Mary E. Pugh, Mary Mohr, Marilyn Cummiskey, Margarejb Denfaith." He had a philosophy ate, Janet Foiirnier, Catherine • Brenot, Janice Wirges, Lillian Lutz has been in charge of ad- that ignored supernatural re- ceived into the ~ — ^ ten i Writer, Betty Gorman, Gerri Hydock, Eileen Jacobus, Alice vertising, This sincere. • . rf t o ligion and represented God as Murphy, Ann Mohr, Hazel Laurie. J So—all we can do is \wait an invention/ to explain away journey from ^ t e U * *al^ * -• * in Art Staff Ruth Morey, Roberta Hitchcock patiently for Glass -Day when otherwise unaccountable facts; is marked by lesson carries a &\ W Business Staff—Jean Lawler, Kathleen Leehan, Mary Margaret the dedication of "Praeterita"' and morality for him was mere- posts. It McLaughlin, Ann Niokum, Margaret Rigard, Rose Marie Rataj- will be read and yearbooks will ly an expression of convention every coHegej to**?** czyk, Mary Harvey, Jean O'Neil, Elaine Forgette, Jane Ecken- be distributed.! Till then we'll long practiced. just the book to g ^ fir rode. j lea,ve the sta£f with a wish for #0 He vaguely sympathized with that non-Oatholio ^ Proof Readers—Peggy Ferry, Dorothy Donatelli, Mary Jane Mas- good luck in the work they call everything "liberal," .progress- whose mi terson, Mary Doyle. % "a lot of fun." M ing in materialism, and living a Catholicism By Joann Morrissey



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G. K . | Chesterton, who "gave t o every word a feather and a sword," was accustomed to tell those who asked him how they

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Are you bored with your college life, classes, roommate ? Are you weary of prolixity and dullness ? Of course, all of us have been bored at times. But a r e we sure what boredom really is? We are all susceptible to it; yet, we can't actually define boredom. We only know that it is extremely unpleasant. How shall we banish it ? Psychologists estimate t h a t most people are bored a t least onethird of the time. Although this restless s t a t e may be common, it is not natural, i t must not be taken lightly. Boredom is dangerous because we will go to almost any lengths to escape it. More delinquents, broken homes, and anti-social behavior is attributed to boredom than to any other single factor. Dr. Louis E. BisbJ a noted psychologist, lists by-products of boredom as irritability, depression, frustration, envy and cynicism, } I What is boredom? Boredom is the state of mental and emotional tension which results when our actions lack adequate motivation or purpose. Boredom also develops when our innermost desires are thwarted, and when these — — wishes go unrecognized by our] conscious mind. Thus, inner conflict and inhibition result in The success of the Chicago boTedom. This restless s t a t e can Conference can be attributed also be caused by emotional over-indugence. Emotional in- largely t o the excellent organstability is accompanied by fre- ization of the chairman, Russell quent periods of boredom. Austin, and the intelligent deChildren are more subject t o termination of the delegates. boredom than adults. This is The meetings, directed and opdue largely to their inability to deal with monotonous situa- erated by students, were nottions without devoting their full ably not political, and matters attention to the task a t hand. were generally handled in a conAdults may need to devote only structive! manner. Delegates [a minimum amount of attention from the smaller colleges never to the task. feared that large j- universities j Persons of higher intelligence were dominating issues. are more subject *to boredom The Chicago Conference set than others, although those of up a National Continuations higher I. Q. possess greater Committee which will arrange mental and imaginative resourcefulness. Life is Icomposed for a Constitutional Convention next summer and will present mostly of repetitive -actions. a draft constitution for the conThese, repetitions become .monosideration? of the delegates at tonous to those of higher menl that time. The National Student tality. \ Organization will then be j a Boredom is t h e principal cause working reality. of nervous fatigue. T h e mind of This organization needs desa neurotic i individual breaks perately t h e support of Christ<Jown .quickest under monotonian Students so that it will conous conditions. Boredom ^breeds tinue, its present democratic Htirospection; anl introverted trend. Every intelligent student nund is one of the greatest will workito further this cause. causes of neurosis. K. Y. Boredom takes the same form m children as in adults. As boredom becomes more acute, the face assumes a frown or "set" expression. There is a gradual loss of coordination. Th pse symptoms are accompanied by a marked mental depression. K ^ f It is difficult to rid ourselves of boredom. We cling to boredom because it enables us to Rationalize our emotions and 'eeHngs of inertia. Keeping Us y will not necessarily keep ne ° from being bored unless adequate incentive or motivation is I Present. # $ l $" &t


Hello Again! Slowly, but surely, the school seems to be settling down to normal after a hectic week of exams and the first round of a new schedule f *?* T y I t certainly is wonderful to have! our new schedule board, nicht wohr ? Someone, whom I'm sure we all know, must have many headaches after juggling those tiny figures and letters around! With cold weather at hand, comes auto trouble, isn't that

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materialistic world, the tendency of tboughts toward ^ Z *° ^ — God and worship Him. This f Prayer B u t w h a t is p *> ° * P ^ y e r ? We know that we ask P in troubles and are . ^ ' f a t e f u l to Him when He P W have on us? p r a y e r i s worshi and i PJ & U not only an automatic recimore—an invisible growing of man's worshiping spirit, which is the / ^ f t W 0 £ ^ O d *)t j most powerful form of human en Well, here we are, back from ^rgy. It influences the human
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A- day is like a trunk. You ***|;Put twice a s much into it r you know how to pack it. The ^fcht way to pack a trunk is *<rt to dump the stuff in ^*he Middle but to pack it tightly in tlle corners and sides. Last of * * Pack the middle part. *» There is a right way to pack * ^ y , too. A man can do nearly w c * e as much if he appreciates /hat he can do in 5 minutes— ** he fills up the comers. The 1 •J **! who accomplishes the most S |J* n© more hours in the day han do you or I. He, too, must *Pend time bathing, shaving, dressing, going from pi ace to Place. He, too, has visitors and ^terruptions—but he accomplishes more becauseihe \ 'packs Source Unknown "is day."

- Speaking of f « p 8 d|body, and those who bein lost if u ra # > y ° want to hear P' y obtain a tranquility of right, May Ann Pulakos? Old a good story, be sure to ask spirit. Through prayer man sees Man Winter certainly shouldn^t Ann Hamilton about Corry. We himself and discovers his selfbother Marion McLean, or Mary hear Mary Mohr is now count- ishness, pride, Jand mistakes Agnes Culhane, who have beau- ing all stairs before descending. ana * develops a real? sense of tiful new diamond rings to keep mor Mary Lou Haight really, ought ; a l obligation and humility, their fingers warm. Tnis to do the same because the starts the soul on its jourI {happened to drop into the ne to y the realm of grace. sewing lab last week, and in the Practice House stairs can really Prayer 'is a force in itself cupboard hung some clever throw you. They say misery suits, blouses, skirts, dresses, loves company but nevertheless stronger than gravity. It is the and even coats. The freshmen we are sorry about Eileen Ja- o n J y Power in the world that did an excellent job as could be cobus's joining the ranks of t h e supervenes our laws of nature, seen by examining Sally Knox's and, when this occurs, we call it wounded. dress and Shirley Bryson's cute Has anyone seen that 1935 a miracle. But prayer is a conbolero suit. Plymouth coupe of .Nick's ? If stant, quiet miracle taking place Marilyn Miller still seems to you want a ride, just ask Fran- every hour in man's heart which be having a little trouble with nie. We notice that a majority supplies him with a steady flow her German grammar these of sustaining power in his daily days. Ah well, some of us can't of Freshmen don't care for I f * Privates, but when it comes to life. even write "good" English. Too many people regard prayer Rachel Brown, Shirley Soramer- Marine Majors—well, see Jean Enright. We hear that Cissy as a mere routine of words to hof, and Doris -'Wright! have Pugh would enjoy a trip to be used only by weaklings or been doing a lot of scurrying Chicago. It keeps Bobbing up by those who childishly petition around collecting choice recipes material 'things. This attitude for quantity cookery. 'Course, in her conversation* How are grossly underestimates prayer, girls, we're all expecting a treat the fighting Irish, Dot Malo| just as we; would inadequately for lunch soon. I certainly hope ney? And while we're speaking describe the sun by saying it is Ruth' Durbin managed to meet of the Irish,there's a flash. Afsomething which gives us a Helen f Fabian \last\ Thursday in ter our basketball game, Notre beautiful tan. Prayer, if proptime to go home with her for Dame made some of our parti- erly understood, would achieve the weekend. Ruth really was in cipants an offer for next fall. for us the fullest development a dither around twelve o'clock. We should he on the map any of our personalities because Jit \ The librarian is threatening day now. achieves "that complete and Joann. Riley, shame on you! to turn the lights off, so that's harmonious assembly of body, about all for today. See you Mercyhurst girls aren't sup- mind, and spirit" which gives posed to wear black eyes. My, soon! our frail, human make-up its Betty Gorman .my, these Seniors! If you ever strength. Prayer is power befind Pansy, Laurie and Terecause it, like radium, is a source P.S. Sure is wonderful to have sa in a dead faint, you'll know of self-generating energy. a new name! theylhave just heard the song How does prayer supply us "Bill." It's the name that gets with such energy? The answer them. What else could it be? is outside the field of science. If youj need any information All prayers have one thing in about Gannon, see Stephie. |By common. We ask to supplement ! now, she should know all. Have our limited energy by beseech[;}you heard the latest ? Terry ing the Infinite Source of all [•and Josie are*|on^ probation. energy. We address the motive Does Ann Kennedy have aspi- power of the world universe and rations to be a queen, or is it ask that a part of this power be a King ? given to us in our need. In askBy the way, has anyone no- ing, what we lack as human beticed that Ray in Mike Kurtz's ings is supplied—and we are eyes? Anyone interested in strengthened. hearing about Transylvania ColWe must realize that we delege, call on Dot Donatelli. She rive most power from prayer knows about six-feet-five of it. when we use it to ask that we The Gerries Hydock and Smyth become more like God. Man seem to like dancing in Cleveshould pray that he will rem em land especially well. If you ber God, not that God will rehappen to see three Sophomores member him or help him in his going to bed with shoes on, I trouble. don't worry about it; they're Prayer is man's effort to only trying to get their moI reach the personal God. But ney's Worth. Before we close, this goal always remains hidour best wishes to Gloria Lucas den to us, for when we try to on her'engagement. | describe God, our meager lanWell,' that's about all the guage and thoughts fail us. But news there is for now. And we are assured that it would be when you have nothing to| t a l k impossible for us to pray for a about, remember rumor always single moment without some has it! good result. Emerson once said, *i A. M. and M. M. "No man ever prayed without learning something." There is no prescribed time for prayer; we should habitually make our every action a prayer, i. Peggy Ferry for it is hypocritical to pray in 2. Elinor Keeler the morning and act like a pa3. Audrey, Clauss gan during the day. "True prayer 4. Marilyn Fregelette At the xecent A . L initiation: Dor Smith at left, with Helen is a way of life; the truest life 5. Betty Rock Fabian at right, can be seen torturing (?) Joann Morrissey and is literally a y$Ay of prayer." 6. 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Nowadays weekends find you cavorting down ski slopes and toboggan slides, skating and sitting down suddenly time and again 1 on a hard-frozen , pond. Coke dates wind up with hot chocolate, so cold it's been. Sometimes icicles cover! the trees, the shrubs, and' the whole wide world, and everything's a fairyland. Now that the holidays are long past, and*the excitement has died down to a wonderful memory, you're out looking for new things to do and new things to talk about. And just the other day you picked up a (magazine,*^ and found that things S have been happening in the fashion world. You've found that spring's bringing exciting new silhouettes,—lots of stark white 1. Her wise judgment and her everywhere, and your pet gum dryer make her an indispensdrop pastels.? able member of the Senior Class. You've found, too, that there's | She comes from Sharon and as new idea in dresses that's for** now as well as dates "Ray." Now do youlknow perfect springtime.) You've discovered who she is? the long torso look, I and the 2. This petite Senior lives in young, lighthearted {version, sixty-four. Have youjheard her a long, smooth middy-blouse sing "Bill"—along with one of top that's paired with a skirt her roomies? After a recent pleated all the way 'round. shopping excursion she found And you know full well that herself the owner of enough those pleats are spanking new three-cent stamps Jto start a for spring, too. Of course all small post! office. Her excuse' this adds up to a yearning for seems to be that she's only a just such a dress,—and it's a two-year student. She came from yearning you just can't sup- Jamestown and we're glad she p r e s s . Moreover you've found did. | If | I that McCall has exactly the | 3. Her mischievous pranks dress you're dreaming of, and make her "Queen of the CamI you know where you can buyfj pus"—Slips, that is. Her wide the softest wool jersey in the | - sweetest shade of blue that grin, and sparkling eyes are ever happened. This dress, Mc- identifying characteristics of Call 6637, boasts a beautifully this "Soph." She rooms with I ^ smooth -fitting top that comes "Mike." 1, 4. This "Freshie" has merry, down over smooth hips to the new long length. Two strateg- blue eyes and a twinkling laugh. ically placed darts keep this top About five feet, two inches of trim and neat, and ward away I "pep," this gal hails from North too much waist fullness. A snug Collins. She J and her tiny roomlittle roll collar fits up under mate often dress alike. Do you your chin, and sleeves are short know her? 5. "Dependable" is the word in anticipation of spring. Deep box pleats swing?out the skirt for this popular Junior. She's with a capricious air. You're a star athlete and an efficient certain there's! never been a gray lady. She's a Home Ecer dress so right for you. You've and comes from RochesterX 6. This member of the class lost your heart to spring's new fashion, and you're hoping so of '50 is from Oil City. She always has some mischief up her that Mother will understand. sleeve, but is ever ready to do McCall School Release, a favor. A nice girl to know and lots of fun, her nickname is "Katie." Have you met her? ALTER EGO (Continued from Page 2) B i t s of W i s d o m , realize what true friendship is, We give our troubles a shakthey may drift aimlessly along, ing for fear they may go to content with inconsequental atsleep; we run them around the tachments . square that they may not grow Our youth is not an everlast- weak from lack of exercise; we ing thing, but the consequences air them constantly lest they die for want of * oxygen; we 'masof it will make a permanent sage them and train them to mark on our adult personality. keep fit; we bathe them, shamNow is the time for us to real- poo them, marcel them, dress ize this and to begin building them, brush them and do all in the structure which will be the our power to keep them always cornerstone of our human i asso- presentable; whereas . a little wholesome neglect is what they ciations. Thus will friendship be really need. i a joy in our lives and one of —Dr. J. A. Holmes our most valued possessions. In "Wisdom in Small Doses"



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The class fin Adolescent Psychology presented a program three case histories in that field! at the regular assembly on January 8. Mr. J. A. Donatelli, head of the Department ° Psychology at Mercyhurst College, supervised the program Marilyn Cummiskey introduced the program with a brief mary of the importance of adolescent psychology, the need for it andl the objectives of the program. The novelty of the program drew approval from the audience Three students interviewed three patients as a psychiatrist would in order to become familiar with the basic factors of the case. Following each dialogue, the interviewer explained the essential elements in the case.



Gannon Students Participate In English Club Discussion
The January English Club meeting consisted of ailively round* table discussion of Evelyn Waugh's much-talked-of novel, " Brideshead Revisited." Four students from Gannon College. H. Robasky, C. Bickford, E. Mitchell and E. Rydiski and members of the club: B.fFieming, E. Fitzgerald, M. E. Pugh, L. Writer and P.jJDengate took part. C. A. Brenot was director of the discussion. | £ Without dwelling on the plot of the novel, the participants discussed the main characters in the story, analyzing their significance as types and as individuals.!There was great difference of opinion about certain characteristics of the novel, especially the moral issues and its literary value. Some of the most interesting remarks of the evening centered about the questions: Will the novel be considered just as great twenty years from now?" and' "To whom should the book be recommended?" Personal enjoyment of the book ranged from expressions of slight pleasure to those of intense admiration for its style, chara c t e r portrayal, imaginative power, and philosophy. $j




I read a short story. A thought keeps seeping through my mind like water on a seashore seeping through sand. Lend me your ear while I paint a 5 word-portrait of this simple yet beautiful thought. I . A crippled youth With the dignity, looks and spirit of young Lochinvar, is in love with a charming, delightful maiden. The lad can't understand his fortune In securing the affection of such a wonderful girl. One evening the youth [remarks I The first was that of a young Negro boy who showed the results to his friend, "Larry, I shouldn't of ^unnecessary discrimination in the high school. Mary Mohr as be surprised if soon I might the patient, answered the questions put to her by Catherine Brenot the ^interviewer, * Then Dorothy Donatelli questioned Mary E l ii marry. Knauer, who, as Miss X, was a young woman of thirty involved I Then the crippled had recalled in serious emotional conflict. 'M < the story of the*• hunchback who The third case was that of Bessie Mae, who, through maternal• was in love with one of Eu- influence and personal experience, acquired an intense hatred lor rope's most beautiful women. all men. Throughout the interview, Bessie Mae, played by Joan She had many admirers. She Lutz, emphatically asserted that she "hated all men." Sally Brig, laughed at this ugly man, until ham had to delay her questions because of the audience's reaction he said to her: to Miss Lutz's statements. "Madam, before we were born Other members of the class who helped organize the project on this earth, the good God were: Ruth Durbin, Mary Lou Costanzo, Elinor Keeler, Joann spoke to my soul and said, 'I Morrissey, Mary E. Knauer, and Mary Agnes Culhane. shall make thee a mate, a* woi J. M. man perfect for thee—but one of you will have all the physical beauty for both. The other will'have the spirit and the understanding to cherish and adore this gift of beauty'." \ t«! Near and deai to my heart is the memory of my dog. To know 'Then answered my soul to God, 'Let her be beautiful so I anything about him, you must first understand that he was of excan love her, and then I shall cellent breeding, a pure-bred, German Shepherd dog. He came toi be most fortunate among men'." us one snowy, wintry, February day, As he ^rotted into our backW i M. I. K. yard, he didn't slink in, the way beggar dogs do, with tail lowered and ears pressed flat. This dog was no beggar. He held his head high and alert. He walked into our house that day and made it his permanent home. ' None of us knew where he Judging from the last Hwo shows presented at The3 Playcame from or anything about one house, a low note has been his past, except that he had struck in the chord of morality had excellent training. Wolf | This is the story of a song as far as theatrical perform- not any song that has ever been in was a perfect gentleman ances in Erie are concerned. written or played, but my song. every respect j he never jumped Noel Coward's "Design for The reason it has neveribeen Living," under the guise of so- printed is because it would) be at guests, never chewed up arphisticated comedy, was an os- impossible to put this song down ticles such as shoes, and always | tentatious show of indecency, in black and white, for it is the came the moment he was calledimmorality and sensuality. Gil- song of living, the song of life. Besides being well behaved, da, Leo and Otto formed a "free- It is a song that belongs with Wolf had a great deal of charsome threesome," and each of the things it never stops singthe three acts proceeded to de- ing about—the things outside in acter, M s face was full of ex-1 pict their indecent lives.I Full the world of time and motion pression. It seemed he could acof glib talk, smart remarks and and people. You hear it some- tually smiled and laugh and glorif'ed licentiousness, "De- times whenfthe sun is just set- even frownjif he felt like j . sign for Living" ran for three ting over the rim of the lake land his eyes were big and so j weeks, and for three weeks en and the seagulls have all flown and gentle. I used to 1U» tertained the Erie public with - a away from the shore, and the take him to some secluded sp sound of £ the breakers washes with me and tell him all w glamorized version of sin. "The Male Animal," a play by across the quiet. You hear it troubles. I've never known Elliot Nugent and James Thur- when you stand still in a crowd, human being who could be m ber, continued the bad reputa- waiting for the bus with people sympathetic. an excel' tion established by "Design for buzzing alll; around you. Here All in all,the was niOft Living," and for over two hours the song moves at a quick, ex- lent dog. A better congj J citing tempo, while fat tho sea- human or otherwise, coUifln deluded the audience with bad comedy. Vulgar remarks were shore it had been slow, majes- found anywhere. That a » 4 about tic. few, but they were present, nevmarkable thing ,, J ^tfi ro ertheless. Ellen Turner's dealIt seems incredible that any- well-trained and P y ^ they ings with Joe Ferguson were one could live without music. the mere essentials of , n0 indeed objectionable, and Patri- Everyone must have his song. w o n t fuss about things, cia Stanley and Michael Barnes Sad people hum little bits of matter how tough »« ^ did a bit of over-acting in parts. melodies, and with the notes might be for them or y ^ fl0 Tom Turner's reference to the they hang on to yesterday. Hap- will always be loyal i01 lion's cave was most disgusting, py people whistle in shrill notes thought of ever tradj* ^ j , and all in all the production and piping tunes that are like for a new friend. W " be was slow-moving and not in the freshly laundered sheets blow- j missed Wolf so » t t C . I ing in the breeze* People have was gone. | That's *W frie least impressive. dearest The actors at the Playhouse to have songs and the song I lost one of the are good; some are very able. was talking about belongs to anyone could ever have, j ft ft M. It is a pity that they are not everyone* We all helped to sup given plays in which they can ply the verses, the lyrics. It is do justice to themselves and t6 our Bong; we all join in Its singIn Memo todent* the art of drama. When the cur* ing for, as I have said, it is the The Faculty and • rent season opened, the director song of living, the song of life. gyHl1 M. E.fp. express their deep^t at The Playhouse gave his word a fa PhilipP* UP' to the Erie public that only pathy to S r ' M ' hy t er b r o t ^ plays of unquestionable moral to remedy this* situation, but at on the death of »» Cav»' value would be brought to /the least we can show our disapJoan J In-law and to °*l0(& local stage. We are still wait- proval by not patronizing The Laugh upon the death F Playhouse when objectionable ing. Perhaps there is nothing im- shows are being presented. father. K Si M. M. mediate that we students can do

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