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Volume XXII—No.



October 18,1950

Faculty Receives Three Members
New faces have appeared among the faculty at Mereyhurst, as well as among the student body. Taking over the duties of chaplain is Father Daniel J. Martin. A native of Erie, Father Martin is also assistant headmaster at Cathedral Preparatory School. (An interview with Father Martin is to be found on page two.) Residence Hall has welcomed a news supervisor, Mrs. Elizabeth Bryan, from St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Bryan's work as personnel director in one of St. Louis's largest department stores brought her into contact with many college sudents interested in the merchandising field. As Mrs. Bryan herself expresses it, "I have always worked with girls, I like such work, and so I feel certain that I shall enjoy being at Mereyhurst." The enthusiastic power jbehind the A. A. this year is Miss Joan Ferguson of Stoningbon, Connecticut, new director of physical education. A graduate of Sargent College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Miss Ferguson teaches "gym" to freshmen and sophomores and health to the freshmen. Highlight of sports activity this year, reports Miss Ferguson, will be the A. A. Trophy, to be given to the class capturing the most points in various intramural tournaments. *

Initial plans for Mercyhurst's first formal dance of the year, The NFOCS Harvest Moon Ball, have recently been announced by its chairman, Sully Carlow. The purpose of the dance is to raise funds for the National Federation of Cathoolic College Students. Part of the Proceeds will be sent to the national office of NFCCS, while the-remainder will be used for regional dues and activities on our own campus. ] The Gannon College Commons Room has been selected as the site of the ball, and Saturday evening, November 18 is theldate with dancing from nine until one. Peggy Jettei er has been named co-chairman of the dance to assist with the business details. Jean Slavin is contacting local orchestras and will announce her selection at a later date. Colleen McMahon is in charge of decorating the Commons Room, while Aline Karlak heads the "reconstruction" group. Corsages will be sold at the door by Rosemary^Lahr and the members of her committee. Margaret Phelan is in charge


Mrs. Elizabeth Bryan and Miss Joan Ferguson! chat with Father Martin in the new faculty lounge.



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Flags of five nations could have flown over the auditorium Thursday afternoon, October 12, as the freshmen of Mereyhurst received their caps and gownspn the traditional ceremony of Investiture. Five countries are represented among the freshmen students: Yija Odeiko, Latvia; Sophia Mazionyte, Lithuania; Martha Medina, Cuba; Angelia Rossi, Canada; and the rest of the class, the United States, K I 1 "Love of God and love of country is ever stressed in the Mereyhurst curriculum" was the theme of the address by Dr. M. Ju Relihan»$head of the Education DepartmentJwho yearly welcomes the freshmen on this
occasion. Edith Harris, f speaking | | | t*| for the senior class, greeted the | freshmen as they'; became | a real part of the student body of Mereyhurst. The president of the freshmen class, Donna Byers, responded for her class, expressing The Catholic Educational Astheir happiness on investiture day. sociation of Pennsylvania is meetThe upperclassmen joined in ing in Erie on October 18, 19, and singing to the freshmen, "Wel- 20. Reverend Edward P. Latimer, come to Cap and Gown."§ diocesan superintendent of schools, is President of the Association. The! investiture program was He will direct the convention concluded as. the freshmen pre- throughout its many phases. ceded the rest of the student body Thelconvention will open with to the Chapel of| Christ the King a solemn Highi Mass offered| in for benediction -jof the Blessed St. Peter's Cathedral. This will be Sacrament. followed by a, general session that A formal tea followed for the will sound the keynote of the confreshmen in the state dining vention and outline the work that is to be| accomplished. The conroom. vention will then break up into various sections, according™ the interests of the delegates who attend. There will be a supervisors' section, one for the teachers of the elementary field, one for Mereyhurst students will join teachers of secondary education, with Pennsylvania throughout the and a college section. It is with state this month in celebrating the the college and university section third annual Pennsylvania week. that iMereyhurst is chiefly conThe glories of Pennsylvania will cerned. Among the speakers in be the theme discussed by five this section! will be Mother M speakers at a general assembly, Eustace, Mereyhurst College, who October 18, honoring the Key- will take part in a panel discusstone State. sion on "The College as an Academic ^Community." Other sisters Speaking for the history de- of the Mercy community who will partment, Betsy Meehan will trace participate in the convention are the growth of the state from fits Sister M. Benedicta, community beginning as the tiny colony of supervisor of schools, and Sister brotherly l o v e . Pennsylvania's M. Edana, member of the faculty great natural wealth and her of St. 'Michael's High School, numerous industries will be dis- Greenville, Pa. cussed by Margaret Green, the The meeting of the deans will home economics representative. take place at Mereyhurst College. Louise Kamenjar will give MereyFollowing this meeting, Mereyhurst students an idea of the hurst wil be host to the delegates cultural growth! of the state and who will be guests at the College its contributions in the fields of at a formal dinner to be served at literature. Discussing Pennsyl- 6:30, Thursday, in the State Din:;; vania's musical accomplishments, ing Room. The convention will close at a will be Margaret Phelan. As a replenary session at 4 o'clock on presentative | of the business de- Friday afternoon. partment, Claire Todd will speak All college students of the city to the assembly! about Pennsyl- are invited to attend the sessions vania's contributions to business and participate in the panel discussion held at Gannon College. and industry.

Discussions Planned For Culture Program

Educational Meet To Come to Erie

Dates to Remember
October 18—Program for Pennsylvania Week. October 19, 20. 21—Pennsylvania Catholic Educational Association Convention—Long weekend. October 27- Gannon vs Hillsdale at Erie. October 29, 30, 31—Forty Hours Devotion. November 1—All Saint's Day. November 10—Gannon vs Morris Harvey at Erie. November 18—NFOCS 'Harvest Moon' Ball.*

Assembly Honors Keystone State

A "three-bell" course has been added to the curriculum! of Mercyhust College. On the second, third, and fourth Fridays of every month the students leave the various departments of specialization at the 11:10 period to attend a Culture Forum in the auditorium. There they consider universal themes as expressed in art, music, and world happenings. This Forum opened on Friday, October 13, with a lecture by Sister Mary Lorettp. on Communis™ ,4a which she reviewed its theory, tactics, and practices in the light of the en- Pat Moran Directs cyclical "On Atheistic Communism." I R j \ j •55"'" j College Red Cross On the third Friday of each At the first meeting of the Red month Sister Mary Angelica will Cross! Inter-Collegiate CouncU, give the collegians an apprecia- two Mereyhurst girls were elected tion of art. Sister plans 1 to aug- to offices within the Council. Pat ment her lectures with a varied Moran, who was {active in the collection of slides. The fourth College Chapter?of the Red Cross Friday will?be devoted to!music. last year, is the new chairman of In her discussions, I Sister Mary the group. Barbara Tonry was Inez will help thef students!; to namedjEntertainmet\t Chairman. realize that]life lis depictedg in Barbara, too, was a member of the music as well as in art. H ^ H ^ H CouncU last year andt acted as Master of Ceremonies for (programs presented by the group at the II Erie County Infirmary Plan|now|for t h e j N F C C S and i the Soldiers and Sailors Harvest -MoonI Ball. November Home. 18, at Jthe {Gannon CoUese U. Projects for this year wUl be Commons Room. 9^HB decided upon at next month's meeting.*?

of the refreshments which wlU be served during intermission. Dolores Wally heads the; publicity committee and Eileen Joyce is in charge of ticket sales. A date bureau will be established to secure blind dates for any girls who wish to attend the dance and have no way to contact their own dates. Again this year, a queen will be selected on the basis of class contributions to a "milk bottle fund." Betty Russell, chairman of the queen committee, will announce election of a queen-nominee from each class at an early date, and the fund-raising contest will begin.

Vija and Sophia Feell Secure New Home 1 at I Mereyhurst College
By J. Drovhard and P.Solida With smiles on their faces, they have entered a school in a foreign land to study in their chosen fields. Each day as they go about, they become more dear to their new friends through their cheerfulness and constancy of purpose. Sitting in th e Blue 'Room, feeling keenly the effects of its homey atmosphere, these two reporters realize* that interviewing Vija Odeiko and Sophia Mazionyte is certainly one of the most pleasant tasks theylhave ever been assigned. These two young women, who are taking their places in the society of American college life, were brought to America as Displaced Persons from Latvia! and Lithuania, respectively. They were brought to Mereyhurst through scholarships offered by Mereyhurst College through the National rcatholic Welfare Conference. | Vija was horn April 25, 1932 in Latvia, in the village of Aglona, which is situated near the beautiful Ciristh Lake./Her ^mother is now living in Indianapolis, Indiana, while her only sister is studying \ medicine in a Belgian university. She has relatives in England and in Canada. Vija left her native country to go to Vienna in 1944. After eight months there, she went to the French and then to the American zone of Germany. It was while she was in the American zone that she began her high school work. There she learned to speak English and German. She has been in the United States since July, 1950. Her future plans include majors in chemistry and biological studies here at Mereyhurst. Later, she plans to go into laboratory work. Sophia was born in Kretinga, Lithuania; she left there in 1944 to go to Germany where she studied English and German. She arrived in the United States'on June 8, 1949, and has since found it to be a "wonderful country." She says that here she can relax and not be afraid that the Russians are behind her at every turn. Her parents, as far as she knows, are still in Lithuania whUe Turn to page 4

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October 18,1950

So you belong now 11 .
The Freshmen have donned the academic cap and ({own which signifies to the world that they have entered on a new and important status—that of the collegian. However, what lies beneath this symbolic attire? becoming a?member of a college implies more than making new friends, mastering higher studies, and acquiringla blase attitude toward life. A college woman enters mature society in which she must live, think, and act as an adult. Many students,fupon entrance into college life, expect the most significantfehange toihe one of greater personal liberty. jButpiaturity|does not hnplyfsuch freedom; rather it means a curbing of former imprudences, plus wholehearted acceptance and fulfillment of ft he greater responsibility whichialways accompanies this change from immaturity to adulthood. No longer canfthe burden of duty be n legated to the shoulders of another person. Each individual must meet the challenges presented by increased fmaturityiand overcome them through her own ability. If one expects to gain the added privileges of maturity, one must first acceptithe corresponding added responsibility.


Introducing Father Martin
oude Welcome, Father Martin, to our Hurst on the hill. We arc happy to have you with us. -'f'; : First well have an introduction and a little background Father Martin is a native son of Erie, and he has two younii er brothers, one a priest, and a younger sister. Education? Father has it "for SUIT." It began in Erie at • Patrick's then on to Cathedral Prep and College, After completing his studies at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore Maryland, he was onlainediiin 1943. He spent two years in Sharon, at Sacred I lean Parish and liked the people of that city. Then he came home to teach English at Prep from 1945 until*!948, when he was appointed assistantHeadmaster and beganjhis work as Director of Guidance. "Perseverance wins the crown," and after five summers of study, one at Catholic University and four at Notre Dame he ginned his Master's Degree of Science in Education. Father Martins main interest is Education, and Guidance, for which he has the necessary knowledge and experience. What is his job now at Prep? Father has many. He is Dean of
Religion, Guidance Counselor. Prefect of Studies Senior class advisor, 'Faculty Director of L the Year Book; and he teaches a class every day tin Social Problems.



"That's all" he said, "except Many college students, unwilling to meet this new chalfor a few other odds and ends, I Not the campus, not the faculty, lenge of maturity, will ignorepts|presence; in so doing, they mostly odds." All that and Mercy- but the girls. Do you like that? fail to complete an important facet of their education. They hurst too should keep him busy Mercyhurst girls are about as every minute. should strive to make their college education as vital as posbouncy as a rubber mat. Why? sible by recognizing their own position as adults. They When asked what his pet peeve Because they're ignoring something—spirit. W should prove themselves worthy to wear the academielcap. is, Father replied. "Insincerity." In that one word he expressed Then they will assume the dignity of their new title and be That's right..We are lacking in quite a bit. Today we find so spirit. Take a look around Do true college women—mature and responsible adults. much artificiality. But Father our meetings have "jaiK"? You You know, the Brie Playhouse has the answer: the Blessed Viris not just an ordinary community gin Mary and her Rosary. He ad- go to some meetings. Are you bortheatre; it is a special "little vises us to use her as. our model ed? . . . Do our projects go over theatre" which employs a per- in everything *we ever do. Devo- the top? Do we haTOmany promanent professional acting and tion! to Mary and the recitation jects? .;. . Are we just the corpse technical staff, and the only of the Rosary are the solutions to of a student body without the Certainly you have—you and all your friends who climb I ; 1 { theatre which employs > a staff our personal problems and world soul? the stairs to College Hall each day, who attend assemblies playwright in residence. The memAnd yes, there is something you conflicts. Mary is our Mother and in thetauditoriuin, who gatherlin the lounge to sing,|play bers of the actingj and technical we need her. can do about it. cards, or talk. You've heard of Mercyhurst, because you at- staffs are all college! graduates » Americans*think competition is with at least an A. B. degree. Again we say, 'We're glad to tend the school and accept what Mercyhurst offers you. Those who work as apprentices have you with us, Father Martin."' the source of spirit. So, how about our sports at Mercyhurst? Let's receive the rating of "professional" But how many other students share in the opportunities, also. look, for this moment, at this f 1 the|spirit of Mercyhurst? Gannon, Villa Maria, and Mercyparticular phase of school life. experimental type of play. hurst Colleges are three areas depicted! on a map of Erie,, Why are these factors so inThe Student Theatre is a vital What hasn't been done; what while Erie is simply a small dot on a map of the United part of the Erie Playhouse. This terested in the work of t hefPlay- sports [have been ignored In the States. How can others know about us unless we,|figiiratively group of undergraduates, high house ? To these actors of the Erie past, Isn't important. It's what's school and grade school students Playhouse drama is beauty which at least, put ourselves on the map? attend classes at the Playhouse •they can share with their audi- going to be done. and present productions in the ence. Maybe you think sports are just To you, college may^mean a succession of classes which for the muscle-bound. Then, In you attend to gain further knowledge. But the aim of college my iopinion, you're one of the educationfis the^ttainment of the highestfintellectual, mordead logs hanging on the neck of al, social, and spiritual development within the capacity of £ Plans are in progress forfa special anniversary issue o Mercyhurst spirit. the studc nt.|A. partial help to this attainment is the develop- the Praeterita, according to its editor, MaryjKorchc. The Or are you disappointed in senior portraits are scheduled for the near future, a.vl with ment of inter-collegiate spirit—an affiliation between Villa this initial step,# the business offgetting together the college Mercyhurst spirit too? Then, like Maria, Gannon, and Mercyhurst. The benefits flowing from annual will hegin. me, you're angry with yourself. this would bejpnot onlyjalong social lines, but spiritual and A new feature, decided by a senior elass vote, is that of Then, like me, you're going to go political as well. The fact that we are three Catholic schools accepting underclassmen on the staff for a trial period or out and have some fun—you're candidancy for the purpose of training responsible students going to go out and play . . . and adds up to triple the amount of influence we could exert for future yearbook stalls. Selected on the basis of ability get a little bit of spirit. singly.! And since we shave the truth, on I y$ cooperation is demonstrated in previous school activities, these girls will cL__

As I stopped to glance at the familiar marquee, someone shouted, £"H1! Welcome back!" and. with this friendly greeting from actor Henderson Forsythe, I found myself again!in {the enchanting atmosphere of the Erie Playhouse. Amid the hustle and bustle of the opening of the new dramatic season, Director Newell Tarrant was explaining to all inquirers the details of the various memberships available; this while he chatted and filed the incoming reports of his campaign workers. I watched as campaign circulars flashed from the deft hands of|volunteer helpers. I listened as the mimeograph machine lent its steady rhythm to the sounds of rugs and furniture being cleaned and moved jprops and flats being completed and assembled. Another drama season being bom!





Work on 'Proeterita' Begun

needed to stimulate action. Politically, we could easily impress our power on other colleges and universities; socially we could cooperate on such activities as variety shows, intercollegiate sings, and the like. If the student councils of the three colleges wouldlelect a social committee for the development of an affiliation, the movement would begin. Wouldn't you like to see "Mercyhurst on the map"? I


«je regular staffs with write-

Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.

Editor p 4 - — Pwnr Jetter Assistant Editors | „ | Pat Moran, Prances Sullivan Business Manager § t-~m f " — Edith Harris Writing staff Laura Jean Bly, Colleen McMahon. Margaret McGuire, Mary Jo Royer, Ceci Wert, Barbara Hempel, Florene Cherry, Norma Jean Scott, Doris Moore. Business Staff £-.. J[Mary Witt, Rosemary Lahr, Corrine Prenatt, Claire Todd.

$sJow what does this union propose to do tor its mem bers? One of the chief purposes of the NPTCCS is to acquaint Catholic students with their responsibilities to the student community an I to the post-student community. This means nothing more than to take an active part in campus organiThese underclassmen have been zations; to work with others toward a common good; to selected as candidates: Jean Far- prepare yourself for the big job of life ahead of you. | rell, Joan Young, Corinne Prenatt, Mary Ann Callahan, Margaret Another purpose of the NPCCS is to contribute to CathCavanaugh, Joan Harrison, Norma olic lay leadership. It also acts as a center for information, Schflberl, Mary Dwyer, Dorothy and as a medium of exchange, on student affairs. Roth, Mary Babowicz, Joan Davis.
Anita Santomenna, Mary Beneck, Janet Davis, I Jo Anne- Weaver, Rita Panciera and Mary Jackimczyk,

ups, typing, and general layout. In this way, it is hoped to give more girls a share in the experience of year book publication. The senior members of the staff arc: Editorial, 1 Colleen McMahon, Ann Deckop, Mary Devine, Margaret Krebs, and Dorothy Klein; Business: Pauline. Speno, Manager; Mary Jean Holahan, Rose Mary Lahr, Joan Oster, Dolores Wally, Marilou Payne, 'Nancy Plack, Louise Jarecki, and Mary Adelaide Witt. M

N. F. C. C. S.-WHAT IS IT?
The NFCCSfrepresents the Catholic college students of the U. S. A. in national and international affairs. So, just what is it?- -a union. It is "an aililiation of the student bodies of Catholic institutions of h 1 She 1 learning, directly concerned with the unification of Cat holloa col lege student activities." Like the steel-workers and carpenters, Catholic college students have a union.

In this organization the individual, is important and is appreciated. The simplest way to become a part of it is to Join and support the school organization you like best,

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Alumnae Return For Weekend
Mercyhurst gates were opened | wide to welcome Alumnae members back to the college on Friday evening. October 6, \as the graduates returned once again to relive their college days in one short week end On Saturday afternoon the executive board met to prepare the items Ho be brought up at the business meeing. At five o'clock the Class of '51 enjoyed a social hour with the alumnae in the college parlors. Here old friendships were renewed and alumnae news was brought up to date. The annual 'banquet was held in the college dining room at six o'clock. Rev. Daniel Martin, new college chaplain, was called upon to give the blessing and}to make the concluding remarks. Classes of|*30, '35, '40, and '45 were featured on the banquet program. Mrs. Justin McCarthy of Erie gave a stirring talk entitled "Ideas and Ideals." In her speech, Mrs. McCarbhy foUowed Father Keller's theme. "You Can Change the World." -She gave many practical ways for the alumnaetto contribute to their communities. W 9 Elect Officers^e0§|*«v Following the Ibanquet f the business meeting was held to discuss future plans I and* tof elect officers. Miss Dorothy Szyplik '43 of Erie. Pa., was elected president and Miss 1 Gloria £ I*u I z '43 I of Bridgeville, Pa., was elected vicepresident. ||1 '\t |gp Sunday morning the alumnae attended Mass in at body in the Chapel* of Christ Ithe | King. A brunch was served after the Mass. Members of Kappa Gamma Pi met atfeleven o'clock and elected Mrs. Alvina McDermott Johnson as temporary! chairman s off the society. At the same time, members of Delta Epsilon Sigma held their Imeeting jand|elected! Dr. Martha Haleyfas their Leader. S

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . practice teachers and disciplinary problems . . . all the old friends they saw during Alumnae week-end . . . six chairs to each table in the dining room last summer vacation . . Mary Jackymchecz, Joy Fallon, Barbara Tonry, Sally and Judy Carlow's recent visit to Europe . . . the combo that played for us at our open-house on October thirteenth . . . the long week-end. " "J" MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . the Korean situation and the wonderful job being done by General MacArthur the draft laws . . . the train wreck in Erie. . . Russian agression and the problem of communism . . . atomic energy . . . the armies of the United Nations working together. MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . our new supervisor . . . Jean Slavin's visit to Cornell . .;. the new gym teacher . . . one half hour for dinner . . . being home-sick . . . Dory Dicky of The Brie Playhouse, who is al o a freshman at Mercyhurst . . . the panel discussion which was held for the students to help them plan their studying . . . the wonderful lecture given by Battier Bonn . . . Donna Jean A.brycht, Theresa Gorney, Elaine Galanis, Irene Fabian, Louise Huffstader, Barbara Hammer, and Rosemary McCabe, former seminary students. mS&i * .V) MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING|ABOUT . . . the culture forum which is to be held on the last three Fridays of the month the gorgeous faU wardrobes i. . . the changeable weather which we've been having . . . the loss which Notre Dame suffered . . . Eileen Yeuh's triplto Puerto Rico . . . the seniors deciding^not to come back next year . . . field hockey . . . how nice the sophomores reaUy are . . . the beautiful newly-covered chairs in the dormitories. SP1\ I MERCYHURST!GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT ffi - the wonderful violin concert . . . the seniors having permission to use the elevator . . . Gannon College still havingfthe only undefeated footbaU team in the nation . . . Betsy Meehan's trip to the N. S. A. convention, where she heard a communist speak . . . eight more months of school . . . cam1 paigning for the next presidential campaign. jHfc&ijR '

"What do you do if your partner bids no trump?" "I h aven't much, but Til mention a spade," "O, well, we only rent down one!" Sound familiar? Iff you are a "lounge lizard" then this sort of table talk, along with the juke-box blues, comprises a part of your everyday life here at Mercyhurst. There's nothing like a friendly game of bridge when you're on the verge of being homesick,, and here are two Big Sisters who recognized that fact. Their Little Sisters haven't time tofthink of home. Why, can'ttyou see how happy they look? i l l And who are these jovial card sharks? If this picture were in color, anyone could spot Joan Young, the "flaming red-head^ of the Junior class. "Jo" hails from New Kensington, Pa., and often we hear her discussin g|thermodynamics, the quantum theory, or spectroscopy. Unusual topics of conversation, you may say, but to a chemistry major, it is all very important. Jo is an active member of A A, Science Seminar, and we always see her friend.ly face at thefmorning coffee hour held in the third floor kitchenette. I I Jo's partner is her little sister, Jean Drouhard, from Canfield, Ohio. We'll probably be hearing more from Jean as time goes on, for she has already had many experiencestas a newspaperwoman. In high school, Jean was editor of both the newspaper and yearbook. Spanish is Jean'sfmajor field, and she can boast of being one of the lucky girls who was taken into Glee Club this year. Maybe with a little persuasion, Jean would sing "La Cucaracha" for us sometime!
Bayside, Long Island, is the home town of our other Junior, Barb Tonry. This Sociology major can entertain us for hours with her stories about "social situations" in Europe, where she traveled this summer. Come\ basketball season, we'll see Barb do some sharp shooting, and we'll see her regularly at AA meetings, Janus Club, and Press Club meetings. Her recent flair for French is a topic of amusement, but she really does quite well with her "parlezvous-ing." Barb's little sister, Mickey O'Donnell, is like Barb fin many ways. A Sociology major, Mickey comes from Rochester, New York. Sports and dramatics are favorites with her, as is shown |«by her eagerness to participate in both here a t Mercyhurst. Mickey starred fin a high school dramatic production, and it may be that we'll see her perform on our own stage sometime. Lately, ghowever, we have noticed that she has been getting quite alwork-out on the hockey field. Mickey, too, is a member of our College Glee Club. Now we have the set-up for a perfect duet, as well as the perfect four-some for a few hands of bridge!

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Presenting: The Student Board
Thefstudent board of discipline, now in its secondlyear, has been revitalized by the senior class and made ready for operation. As was decided last year, the board is composed c«f fifteen seniors, chosen by a combined| senior and faculty vote, and at semesters will be enlargedl by the addition of several underclass observers. | | The board regulates disciplinary problems of the college and imposes fines, according to a fixed scale of fine to violation, on habitual 1 offenders. The rules which are under the jurisdiction of the board will I toe posted very \ soon and the board will then convene weekly. It is the Student Council's hope that from this \ board will evolve an honor system which will allow sell discipline! in observance of most of the coUege regulations. The following seniors have been elected to the student board: Sally Carlow, Ann Deckop, Mary Forche, Edith Harris, April Hinkle, Mary Jean Holahan, Kosemarie Irrgang, Margaret Jetter, Kathleen Kelly, Rosemary Lahr, Colleen McMahon, Pauline Speno, Kathryn Sterrett, Dolores Wally, and Mary Adelaide Witt,

Deck Houses: Wmm New iLook KSSfe®
m Who's sleeping! in the I big deck this year? Pianos| and? more pianos! Walking into their rooms of lastlyear,I several sophomores wereiovorwhelmed to see ithe alterations made during |the summer. Each of the|four roomsjin the Deck I House ||(pardon me, Music Suite) lis now! used for music study, and with the addition of couches and chairs ithe rooms look bright and conducive to study or practice. Last year's neighbors* in the |International House! also have moved into {the main building, for the Mercyhurst Art Department has expanded and is now using its two large rooms for art and craft work. BHKiffli ^Memories linger, however, of an accidentally-locked bathroom door and a tub running on land on. while seven frantic girls contrived various ways to reenter; of a Christmas tree J and Christmas party; and of fun-filled hours. They remember | patient house mothers, AprU Hinkle |and Kay Sterrett, J who guided them throughout their first year. While it is a new and welcome experience being in the dorm this year, former deck residents had to make adjustments to this new life, such as| thosefearly morning bells. Even so, theyiwill long remember the yearfthe pianos and paint brushes took over their fresfcm&n home.

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Congratulations to the newly elected Freshman class officers. President, Donna Byers Vice-President, Louise Hufstader Secretary, Elaine Galanis TreasurerJ Jo Ann|Byan

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Our Seniors Discover Why Teachers Get Gray

Velvet Accents Fall Fashions
Facing a glittering and glamorous array of the loveliest of fall fashions is no distasteful pastime. But the problem is to fit oneself into a costume that is both suitable and flattering. Dame Fashion has accumulated an exciting variety of styles to dress you comfortably from the top of your velvet hat to the sole of your rhinestone-studded shoe.

you don't know how, Miss Ferguson will teach you. By the Crystal Ball In the near future, we'll get "into the swim." Lists have been posted on the A. A. bulletin board for all those interested. There will be courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced swimmers. Anyone wanting to take a senior life saving or instructor's course will have the opportunity of doing so. You can fit into one of these groups, so let's all refresh and enjoy ourselves. Spirit and Trophies By the way, individual awards will be given to the outstanding players in each sport. A trophy will also be awarded to the class with the greatest number of points. Let's show plenty of school spirit; have everyone out for all the sports. Remember, you don't have to be as athletic as a young Spartan. By taking an active part, perhaps you will be the one to help your class win the trophy. Just think—you can have fun and keep your figure—all at the same time!

During their recently completed practice teaching, Mercyhurst seniors discovered for themselves the reasons "why! teachers get gray." They came to realize that teaching is not the "nine to three** job it appears to be, and that even a text clutched with the desperation of a drowning man will not provide answers to all the questions which at high school student can think to ask. However, teaching had its .lighter moments, and the Velvet helmets head th e list of laughing recitals of "that first period chain lab" will always favorite hats. Other accessories remain as pleasant memories of practice teaching days. include elbow length gloves Rosie Irrgang recounts that teaching in Girard involved touched with individuality such such minor details as elephantsiin the classroom and sandas an unexpected color or texture, wiches for the football team. Speaking of sandwiches, Betty oversized muffs, and slim enveRussell names as her favorite student the young lady who lope handbags. Shoes take time supplemented her lunch with pretzels which she ate surreptiout to be pretty as they utilize tiously duringlhealth class. mioire, velvet, I satin in tapered lines. And to offset these are draApril Hinkle and Nancy Plack sent in weekly communimatic nylons decorated at the inques, via dog team, from their schools in Girard and Wesleystep and ankle, or with accented ville. The pearly gray of dawn holds no terror for Jean Slaseams. Imaginative costume jewvin, Eileen Joyce, and Pat Gerace because for six weeks they elry is yours to pinion a cuff, to started off to school to the tune of the nuns' rising bell. " add sparkle to your hair, to dangle in huge drops from your ears, or Such occurrences as Mary Forche patrolling fifth period to cluster at the nape of your study hall, which,included "only 110 football players," Joan neck. Oster and Colleen McMahon stamping library permits,, Dotty Klein doubling as a history "prof", and Peggy Jetter leading More than ever, turning from all loyal practice teachers in a cheer for Oil City during a the tailored American mode of pep rally were common sights at Academy High. custom fashions dress up with Polly Speno, Ann Deckop, and Mary Devine added a touchlof the dramatic to their accounting classes as they spoke glowingly of the blood, heart, and soul of a business, complete with appropriate gest§|
tures, Lou Payne laid down her knitting only long enough to remind her students to "double Dolores WaJly land Kay Sterrett are not only proficient mathematicians after six I weeks of teaching, but can speak knowingly of the jT formation and double wing back. During a poetry class, Margaret Krebs learned that |*a well versed teacher needs some artistic ability./Her illustration of The Charge of the Light Brigade in rebus form left her students definitely "in the dark." All in all, teaching was an experience that none of the seniors will ever forget. As one practice teacher; so aptly phrases it, "Regardless of all the work and worry, it really gives me a good feeling to know that those thirty or forty students are depending on me to teach them. Certainly to give something to those kids is a reward in itself." > "D^fo^r D r u - v n r t o JDCloj IvCpOriS / \ « XTO A lUT^^x

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Students Honor College Dean
On Tuesday evening, October 10, Mercyhurst students honored their dean, Mother M. Borgia, with a feast day program in the college auditorium. Felicitations were offered to Mother Borgia by Ann Deckop, President of the Senior Class. Then, Miss Lillian Stein sang light operatic airs: Firestone's "If I Could Tell You" and Romiberg's "I Bring a 'Love Song." A |: comedy in one act, "The Purple Doorknob," was presented by Aline Karlak as Mrs. Bartholomew, Louise Hufstader as Amanda Dunbar, and Mary Jo Royer as Viola Cole. Representing the student body, Miss Kathryn Sterrett presented Mother Borgia with a gift and expressed the students' appreciation! for her guidance during the past year. Closing the program^ the student body sang "The 'Pledge of Allegiance to Mercyhurst,"

I was one of the 750 students who gathered from more than 300 American Colleges and Universities August 23-31 on I the University of Michigan Campus, for the third annual Student Congress of the United States National Student Association. Nine busy days were taken up with business and work as we delegates discussed needs, desires, and ideas of the various student communities.* Four commissions dealing with student, educational, international, and organizational affairs drew up many resolutions. Highlighted among these were: Student Bill of Rights,!Academic Freedom, Federal Aid to Education, Discount Service System, and National Student Association on campus. What interested me most were two?of the resolutions concerning International Affairs. This commission? was mainly concerned with NSA cooperation with the communist-dominated Internationa 1 Union of Students. When NSA observers, back from the recent IUS Congress in Prague, told of the cheers received toy the North Koreans from the delegates of that Congress, it was realized that out and out affiliation with the IUS would be impossible. Another noteworthy episode took place before a Amotion backing up the United Nations action in Korea was passed. A Mr. Fogel of the Labor Youth League was allowed! (under the auspices of academic freedom) to give a tenminute address stating the North Korean side of the issue. Throughout his speech| the audience remained calm, and obviously unim| pressed. (See Life, Sept. 16, 1950) Like all conventions made up of college students, there was no lack of social activities. When the last meeting was over each day. the parties began. Be it singing, dancing, or moonlight swims, in true collegiate spirit, everyone had a "terrific" tlmeo

Continued from Page One a brother, two sisters, and a cousin are in the United States. She also has a brother and two sisters in Canada and another cousin in Australia. Sophia feels that the girls at Mercyhurst are wonder*ul and ^have been very nice to her. She plans'to be a pharmacist when she graduates. Through this article the students of Mercyhurst College deSally and Judy Carlow sire to express to Vija and Sophia At 4:30 p. m. on Saturday, July 22, we stood in Saint Peter's Basilica their best wishes for a happy and in Rome. It was the climax of a ten-day ocean voyage, a two-week tour successful life now at Mercythrough France, and the dream of a lifetime. We were dressed entirely hurst, and in the future. in black, no make up nor Jewelry, and, by a special letter received from 0 the North American College, we had been admitted by the colorful 0 0 0 Swiss Guard into the center of the Basilica where the Holy Pontiff 0 Compliments of 0 was to be seated. I 4 Over the throne, which is also the main altar, was a very ornate 0 0 0 0 bronze canopy. This canopy had been made by order of an earlier Pope 4 0 0 and the bronze was removed from the ceiling of the Pantheon ( a for- 0 0 0 0 mer pagan temple) as a proper frame for the altar of this world-re- 0 0 0 nowned church. 4 0 0 4 The immense basilica itself was an amazing panorama of color: crim- 4 0 0 son velvet!banners and strings of| lights hung from the ceiling far 4 0 4 0 I above; the royal blue and gold of the Swiss Guard; the crimson suits 0 4 0 of the Chamberlains; and the crowds of people assembled on the 0 4 specially constructed platforms. (In most of the European Basilicas 0 there are no seats nor kneeling benches J \ As we stood with six thousand others from every nation in the world and listened to the various groups singing each in their native tongue, 0 0 Compliments of we realized that wefwere actually seeing and -partaking in the great 0 0 universality and unity of the Roman Catholic Church. -• \ | 0 ISuddenly our thoughts were interruped by a shout from the crowd. 0 0 "Viva il Papa". And then we turned our eyes on the Vicar of Christ on 0 0 earth. Pope Pius XII was a shockingly slight man, dressed entirely in 0 0 white, and as we humbly knelt to receive his solemn blessing we could 0 not help but notice his thin artistic white hands as he- made the sign 0 0 0 of the Cross. \ , • 0 From his throne, the Holy Father spoke in five languages to the na- 0 GIFT SHOP tional groups present, French, Spanish, Italian J German, and English. 0 0 And then, symbolic of the great man he is, he descended from his 0 throne to walk among the people. The crowd went wild, children sang, 1 7 men shouted, worn en sobbed, as the Pope paused here and there to ni:Jiii:HHi::::::HH::::H-n:::::5:sj:«i« fi! shake a hand, wave, give a blessing, or embrace a small child. What a I! strain on such an already overburdened man! Then Pope Pius XII t ascended his chair and was borne on the shoulders oif the chamberlains out of the Basilica as the crowd once again gave a deafening cheers. AND PASTRY SHOPPE "Viva il Papa".

Did I hear you say that you wanted to reduce? It seems that in the past few weeks, "I'm going on a diet," has been uttered constantly through the halls |of Mercyhust. One of the easiest ways to do this is by going out for sports. Here one can get all the exorcise she needs. Yes, the A. A. is in full! swing again. It-has set up a sports program which has something to offer to each and everyone of you. Ground, Stick, Ground, Stick Field hockey has been under way for the past two weeks. Every Monday and Wednesday the girls trudge to the hockey field to have a lot of fun. Don't say you^ don't know how to play the game, because all of us are learning. Let's see you out on the field before old man weather tries to defeat us. Amid Spares and Strikes Mercyhurst girls are bowling again. Every Thursday afternoon at 3:45 p. m. a bus comes up to the college to take the bowlers to the Commodore Bowling Alleys at Twelfth fand French Streets. If braided or tiered ribbon, uneven chiffon ruffles, beads and brocade. Velvet and satin combined with greatcoats win dramatlcisweeping wool jersey are in the foreground lines. Jackets, fur and fur-lined, of * the fashion picture for even- barely reaching the hipline are m V ing wear. Basic sheaths are vogue this season. Casual cloth est are designed for adorned with lined overskirts or mammoth scarves of contrasting comfort!; as the skirts flare out to allow more freedom of action. fabrics. Plaid makes a {comeback along Featuring small, sloping should- with heavy rough and tweedy maers, coats may be either the trim terials that carry, an air of conand fitted! town jcoat or large formity from head to^toe. jL ^^^

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