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The Merciad, Oct. 31, 1955

The Merciad, Oct. 31, 1955

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Josephine Ciancaglini

Beverly Buerkle

Carol Kelly

Carol Donovan

Martha McNulty

Patricia Murphy

Margaret Hirsch

Vol. XXVn,|Noi2 MBRCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PA. October 31,11955

Faculty Selects Seven To Who's Who Honor
Answering the question, "Whos Whojamong students at Mercyhurst College," the faculty announces today its choice of seven seniors: Beverly Buerkle, Josephine Ciancaglini, Carol Donovan, Margaret Hirsch, Carol Kelly, Martha McNulty, and Pat Murphy.! Page layouts and proofs are the dual tools of Merciad editor, Carol Kelly, and Praeterita prexy, Martha McNulty . | A business major with a n a d d e d interest in sociology, Martha hails from Conneaut, Ohio. The Sodality Liturgical Committee is led by Carol who is an elementary ^education major from Syracuse, N. Y. N F C C S conscious Margaret Hirsch was recently elected national administrator for the College-and University Relief Administration. An Erieite, she plans to pursue a career in sociology. Praeterita has received an "All^Pittsburgh's picks are Carol American" rating from the Asso- Donovan and Beverly Buerkle, ciated Collegiat3 Press. | both in the elementary education Judged on format, style, and field. Beverly, is Sodality prefect content, the yearbook was given with dramatic credits in "Everythe highest award possible. man'* and Bishop's Day Pageants. Congratulations are in order for Glee Club and YCS activities inSister ivl. Regina| and the staff, terest Carol. ~'$ the Erie Printing Co., Erie EnLaw and language aptly portray graving Co., Frank Alexandrowicz, Josephine Ciancaglini's main ofand Barton Spear. fice and interest. Student Council Judge Rodney^H. Newburg has president* and an-English majorJ [thaspfc© sayjcabcutr the t2355|PrafiJo's" hometown is Hornell, N. Y; \tzvitk: "Your book represents a A Greenfield, Massachusetts, great deal of planning and hard work. Your attention to funda- lass and president* of the senior mentals and details indicates that class is Patricia Murphy. She's a your staff were really serious when business major with a dramatic they attended the A. C. P. Con- flair. ference. This is the finest book Leadership, scholastic achievein its class this year. It has been ment, service to the school, cona J real pleasure to judge it . . . tribution to extra-curricular acyou must have a real fine school." tivities, and potential usefulness to society—these qualities were the basis of selection. Now, these students! names are inscribed in retains its honor ratingfof "First "Who's Who Among Students in Class," according to report just American Colleges and Universireceived from the Associated ties." A Collegiate Press. "First Class ratings have been given only to those outstanding papers which show high quality work in ALL categories off coverage, content, land physical properties/' wrote Mr. A r t h u r Sanderson, supervising judge of ACP. i t

NFCCS Charity Ball To Feature ^Crowning
Gannon Commons, bedecked in the spirit of the season, will be the scene of Vthe Harvest Moon Ball November 5, from 9-1. Highlighting the NFCCS Charity Ball will be the crowning of a queen. Following the coronation, the queen and her court will dance with their escorts as Don Schaefer's Orchestra plays "Shine On Harvest Moon."| Candidates for the royal* title I J / f • § r\ • have been nominated by each | V l r f i l l 6 fxt/SS/Cf/l class. Marge Russell has been chosen by the seniors, Diane Tur- ••• •*• it | | » $ ner, juniors; Maryanne Buffo/ Q / Q/K MGFG mante. sophomores, and Pat Faber | is the freshmen choice. This year's money-making projectiis the sale of chances|by the entire student body for the grand prize of a $100 savings bond. The candidate who jszgaxs- t^,^rxiwn_J will represent the class which has made the largest contribution on a* per capita basis. Rita Walter, general chairman of the dance, is being assisted by? Lois Young, decorations; Maryi Ann Skelly, orchestra; J o a n n e | Huggler, tickets; Kathleen Smith, flowers; Ann Miller and Noel Jaeger, publicity; Barbara Story, refreshments, and Cathy Cruise, t h e | •queen's committee. The major proceeds of the dance will be given to the College and! University Relief Administration^ <CURA). Some of the money is sent overseas to further the education ofI foreign students. The remainder is used Sat Mercy hurst for the foreign students.

Students Travel OnVPflf IOn To UMYCIItlUDS
With their destination Detroit, Michigan, four members of the Merciad and Praeterita staffs will attend the Associate Collegiate Press conference November 17 through 20. Delegates include Marty McNulty, Judy Roseberry, Kay King, and Carol Kelly. A program of short courses! of interest to the newspaper and yearbook editors is planned. Highlighted off' the weekend will be a tour Thursday of the Ford Motor Company and an evening reception featuring author-humorist Max Schulman. Saturday evening the editors will be guests of General Motors Corporation at a banquet^ Dinner "Speakerrw'iil ""Be "^mter nationally known Research Consultant and Director of General Motors, C. F. Kettering. With sparked enthusiasm and new plans for the coming^ year, three Mercyhurst girls returned yesterday f%>m a convention of ? the NFCCS * Lake Erie Region. Participating were Margaret Hirsch, Cathy Cruise, and Noel Jaeger.

Press raises '55 Praeterita

Constantine Boldyreff I Noted anti-Soviet underground leader, Constant ine|Boldyreff, will speak in I the Little Theatre, November 14 at 8:15 p.m. Knowing Russia and its people, he claims that revolution is at hand. Mr. Boldyreff, at present a professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, is the son of a White Russian general who was executed.|by the Bolsheviks. He, himself, was gg member of the Royal Yugoslav Army until he was arrested by Nazi police in 1941. |Five| times Mr. Boldyreff has •been arrested and thrown into concentration camps, each^ time escaping to form underground units against Communism He was also instrumental in evacuating thousands of Russian D.P.'s. Mr. Boldyreff is now living in this country but has not stopped fighting the Soviet Secret Police. Averting World War III is his mission. His writings and\lectures fight for the freedom so desired by Russia's citizens. He claims America's greatest ally in its fight against Communism Is the antiSoviet minded mass of Russians,

Goblins I f a er For AjA Party
Spooks, goblins, and witches will haunt Mercyhurst's gym from eight to eleven Hallowe'en evening. Mary Jane Hagedish, general chairman of the Athletip Association's annual party, invites the •entire student body. Mary Kay Walsh, along with Jean Criswell and Joan Coyle, will •determine the prizes that will be awarded for the best costumes. Creating the atmosphere will be Sheila Flynn and her fellow decorators, Ann McGinnis, Nancy Stubler, Maryi Ann McDowell, Polly Bresnan, and Mary Kay Garvey. Stirring the witches' brew Is Mary Bums with Marge Russell, Cathy Misfeldt, Marge Mack, and Julie Kelly as assistant cooks. In the spirit of the weird occasion, the entertainment will be provided by Judy Roseberry, aided by Pat Maley, Dorothea Morrell, Ruth Friel, Mary Frances Lymph, and Ann Healy.

Exchanging ideas through panel discussions of| the various comissions, the students found answers to many school problems and arrived at better methods of furthering the lay-apostolate through co-curricularland extra-curricular activities.

Freshmen Pick Class Leaders

TALKING IT OVER and getting plans set for the year are the freshman class officers Jane McKenna, Mary Frances Linninger, Margaret Walach and Emma Jane Newby.

of whom he is an example.
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^ Guiding the i largest class \ In Mercyhurst's history is the challenge to be met* by newly-elected freshman class officers. Holding the office off president is Mary Frances Lininger, elementary education major who hails from Lake City, Pa. *' i To Mary Frances this is nothing new, for she was engaged in numerous activities throughout her high school days. She was active in the Dramatic Club, FTA, Y-Teens,| and the newspaper staff. Ma j one Walach, a Villa Marie graduate, was elected vice-president. For extra-curricular activities, Marjorie has joined the elementary education! seminar and the Athletic Association. An English major, \Emma Je •»' Newby has the job of writing the minutes (for the class. Besi her major club, she has joined Sociology club andfthe IRC. j Taking care of money is Jane McKenna, a resident of Chicago. While in high school. Jane was active in the Sodality, Catholic Action, and Dramatics.

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October 31, 1QSS


JIM Wed Sbone A c u i t y Lounge Roving Reporter rontide dClrrid 1 " 0 Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart Exp*™™ .h.w^ tha. .he method.( 'Haydn's Haven' Makes Queries of Mary, I offer Thee my prayers, works,
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securing funds for fCURA (College and University! Association) had to be changed. We had become class-conscious—our class must win! W e had lost sight of our goal—to make education! available3 to more foreign students» v*• I .

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| "The man who soul will be most loveliest." Plato's

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I rxXiArc L-OVeiS J has music in his in : love with the words remind us

Every year with every freshman class there is much ado about the cliche-ridden subject, "Adjustm e n t to College » . wpn . A l o v i n g lv p nonirt e ir w e n tt l ro n m g ep v J
recently to see if there was "much

joys and sufferings of this day . . ." is the way we begin our day. How do we end^it? As the 8:25 class commences, we offer a prayer; but do we offer the class to Christ? Recitations, interest, notes, assignments—do we offer them ? We promise this work to God upon rising, but do we make it worthy of this promise? Let's think back over today's classes. What is the answer? Classes are over; it's coffee time. We, who have offered the joys of our day to Christ, crowd into the lounge. Let's stop and listen to the conversation echoing from each corner of the room. Is it always charitable? We have also offered this talk to Our Lord. We offer every thought, every word, every action of every day to Christ as we rise. As the hours pass by, they become less and less worthy of the sacrifice t h a t we have made in the morning. Let's t r y to make each day more Christlike by renewing our Morning Offering many times during the day. By doing this we can bring Our Lord into our classes, our lounge, our meals—into everything. |

With Council's announcement of one major ^ J ? ^ T J T t ^ v L l t ado about nothing." She found t o a p p r e c i a t e lfc project for the entire student body, protests ^ ^ J ^ t t h a t f r e s h m e n n o w c o m e ta t h e were heard. Why not have one major project una-iswum ». ^ ^ adjustable> e c o n o m y siz3 for each class ? But who feels capable of de 7 class. Most freshmen agree that H ow many of us can actually termining four projects of equal value ? m explain the reason for the beauty college work is more difficult, Much time and consideration have g o n e ^ and appeal of|a magnificant con- harder, tougher, more laborious, ifffeo this wise plan. Under it, we will have a certo? Can we really feel the love, more arduous, and so on to insense Of unity t h a t comes from working to- anger, or sadness which the com- finity. But, in general, the freshgether for a common goal. The stimulus of poser has injected into his work? m 8 n find the gap between high competition too, will be present since the school and college an easy one to po] thQce w h o f i n d | classical per capita basis will be the deciding factor f* m u s i c d i f f i c u l t t 0 digest> M i s s in choosing the queen. But, above all. we To mention a f-whrfUiant statsDr Haas and Dr Haley should have charity. | 9 ments on the subject: g ; have offered their assistance a t a i Let's have it! V \ series of informal meetings to be Rosemary Crawford finds | that 1 in held from two until four o'clock college the girls are less selfon the first a n d third Sunda £—7 0^1/) / y s of contained, so, are friendlier and W mor \ 9 l\ fl^I/ If '* / fthe month. The purpose is to ine willing to help one another. Jan OH i'elm^/O (J^lClWiel still in those who are really inter© McKenna also finds the I ested a deeper appreciation \ of friendliness of the students the TTT J jn i i .1 T .1 d T } ,, , ,, good mu51c D y ulistening to re- most striking difference. music. Bv w e n 1 s Word flashed through the dorms t h a t the ,. . " f ™m MJL*vm I, lounge was closed! Spontaneous were the cordmgsjby famous artists of the Gerrie Smith, Martha Wurst, w o k s of fche g r e a t cries of protest and indignation against this / pasters and by and Joy Mader feel that they are "injustice". The question was, " W H Y ? " informal group discussion and. more independent in college. "No I i *n opinion, these get-togethers will one is pushing you; you sink or ; Why? Perhaps "in justice" to the majority^ help all present to knowfand love swim."* ?M of the student body. Should a college lounge p the "universal tongue". § \ Nancy Marshall has noticed the look=£ke the after-effects of a cyclone every j, | extra individual attention and the morning, noon and night? Should coffee g opportunity to share mutual infc cups, ashtrays, and pop bottles adorn the T T1 CJlL^rl terests with so many, tables, arms of chairs, and|jfl«>or? Or should I I O 111© C U l t U M Ann Keeler points out the need the college lounge be treated like the living j f o r cultivating a strong sense of room at home ? V / Dear Editor, consideration for others. Polly e answer i s | obvious! And, since this What's happening to Mercy- Bresnan, too, finds the greatest abusive treatment is the ordinary, action was hurst? fl can remember *a time adjustment in dorm living, necessary. when Mercyhurst girls took serBetter spirit of class unity! was ious "I J u s t who islresponsible for depriving us things seriously i and light mentioned by Lucille-Payne and thin of our recreation room? It all adds up to a ^ lightly. Now it comes^that j p a t Foley. ^ .... . r Sew Irresponsible girls who have not yet they're taking everything lightly. 1 learned the spirit of cooperation which was r e a l i z e t h & the girls around here T* C\r\ wonder if PfA/IK/im once the spirit: of Mercyhurst. 5~ I t it took seven years I UfJ ! r lUyiUIII $%£' f m J to build up a strong student board S of discipline. How any group of Cr\4Cf\y C/ill A fl II J ^ ? fl supposedly intelligent girls can * J G # t \jf I Off JAJ-A. I// / n i^i ^i VA throw seven years of hard work j M ^*T& VUei^Jee ^71 . . . I Every year at this time, two tQ t h e w . n d s i n j u s t s e v e n w e e k s of E r i e s H is more than I can understand. ' entertainment organizaYour Editors Commend . . . jtions, the Erie Philharmonic and e U & «. ^ . , , . ,, ...... . It certainly seems like a waste the Erie Playhouse, begin drawn I d nu o o initiative to o f g o o d t i m e a n d energy when ing the crowds. Both groups have found Delta Sigma* Omici on. Steering Committee S j J f e of students consider their*• own?$ gov- planned programs offering ^just the Student Council and the * f • * '' W 4.J14* J J « ernment a and s end t h e i r NFCCS for finding such a workable system for Wl *> venatiUty needed for another sucraising money. time defiantly breaking vrules. If cessfui season. rr.1. Home n Ldepartment r -^ step TT . i. for its i. forward . , in .. , ,. ,haveI what .. 1. takes Ito _. ... opening . concert of the , , . it , The The du - Ec. , they dont . featured . Samuel . _ . J * Philharmonic w demonstration work. stand by their school and abide T haviu violinist o On nthep iprogram ums t n t e oglal The students for their1 cooperation during Forty h v fthe vlllAC ^whichbQVA h been made J™™' ™ 4 'is a piano ooncert ^ nave e o n m o , 0 ^ Ho -___„ devotion. , .. by rules for November Hours _ for their own benefit, all I can by Henri Arcand, famous piano Your Editors Recommend . . . say is that they don't know a good and organ artist, who recently „„ L ,, U t , , . i . ... . .. .. _ .. opened Mercyhurst's cultural proThat the students, purchase the "pocket books" thing when they see it. Further- g r a m G y o r g i S a n d o r is s o h e d u l e d moIe they don,t deserve t0 have £\ 1 I' , , • to present a piano recital on the That the members of Student Board of Discipline a student board of discipline. December program. The Philhara C 111 t h a t iS ^ t fh/^rf ** ^ 1 Beverly Buerkle monic orchestra is once again unThat the students wake up and clean up the d t h e d i r e c t i o n of J a m e s Samlounge. i n . students be seen and not heard leay,ns he pl& house set October 22


,2ba V -MoPSi 9

Welcome, Delta Sigma Omicron! To those students who worked on both the name and constitution, we offer * our commendation. The need existed and they took the time and effort to remedy it. A Resulting is a well-organized day students' club with workable and worthy ideals. Time willjattest to this, we're sure, and will perhaps see the spread off this plan to many other colleges. I We are eager to see the progress of this club. Since Mercyhurst was built, solutions have been offered and then resulted in nothing. We feel that this year will see progress made in fthe resident-day-student question.



eau tiful

so said "All the world's a soap box opera" William Shakespeare as he looked down from his place "upstage". Onefglance at a newspaper indicates that they're the rage this season. "Rosie, Rosie, give him your answer|do.l. ." Will Princess Margaret Rose forsake all for love or will she remainjtrue to her duty? Who shall win her, Big Ben or Pilot Peter? Will their week-end in Windsor Forest end;:happily for all? Turn to tomorrow's front page for further exciting adventures. Tear-Jerker Popular Reluctant as we are to deviate from! this grave, crucial saga of world import, we turn now to a more comic situation.} "Mamie's Other Husband," or "Who Shall Run for President," is proving to be a real tear-jerker. It seems the cast of characters prefers to remain incognito. Kefauver said he hasn't made up his mind. Critics feel this means Estes rides again! After insisting he is still lost in a labyrinthl of indecision, Adlai made his first major political speech. Will" Harriman ibrave the race? "No," he declaims loudly. Is that why he was the guest of honor at a big {political f rally in Albany? A word from the sponsor,* Harry Truman—"No commercial," says he, as he calls Harriman "a genius" who has "all the qualifications" and is the best man in the state. Faure Fits French Faroe Moliere, master of the French farce, has met his match in the present political plot. Papa Faure almost landed the lead in "Search for Tomorrow's" premier (which has a large audience). By appealing to patriotic pride concerning North ?Africa, he appeased the Deputies. The Morocco crisis was his own fault so naturally he discharged Grandval. Luckily for *dgar, Billotte and Pinay remained true blue to him. Violence Increased in both Algeria and Morocco. Four hundred French reservists mutinied for a day. After this, Faure picked up support for the sake of North African reform, not because he is the most popular. As you see, "There's good news tonight?" See







That the students take advantage of fthe8 graces . . .. .. - _ ) X R f . rtf +v%a„ „„„ .+ . that they can obtain during the month of the Hqjy Thaf T\T «••«*,«. I f u W e u ^ & i ou . ^ That TV watchers watch Bishop Pulton Sheen. Your Editors Congratulate... I 1 Pat Egan and Hank Langmeyer on their weddfop, October 24. 7*5 Sister M. i Regina and the Praeterita staff for earning an "all-American" awardiyf Who's Who t I The girls elected|to steer the freshman shin pf state. f I ipi j t Your Editors Thank . . . leather Martin for blessing McAuley Hall. <Father^ .Peterson * initiating the worki of* the.« !Lw a i!M • a.* *.» 4.v. 1.1 I for _ - ,„,..„,„ Liturgical Committee. ... -ft r:,gLi^ « Sodality's .. V -. , . . M ,, -. ,L% Frank -Alexandrowicz for .his patience with the - . of the Praeterita photography editors, m .. -. . .. . . Z2 vl whims
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SffftfeOM? } The faculty and students extend their sympathy to Sister Jane Francis on the ath h e r mother m ^ °? > *' Mary Raffetto. . _ _ OAO $& o ^ f t ^/T?g^A W

as the opening date of its fall season. The famous Broadway p l a y > «The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," began at that time. Tentatively scheduled for November is "My Sister Eileen," which played on Broadway and from which tw0 movies have been made.

Your Editors Predict . . . , I I I eThat unless students take their responsibility more seriously, the authority delegated to the| Student Council will be revoked. 7 r

\f % Editor ^ 4— ^ ^JJ Associate -,.. Editor ^? T 4 y^ „ ^,. ^ -^r,,; o«u«„*fo £-*&&m Judy Roseberry \ & A .\ n V Assistant _,.. Editors htu*^££ vKay King, Betsy Schnatter „Business Editor BiJgjMiZ7. ^?. ? „Helen xr««««^« .„„ Kennedy 1 „"**~*;._ ° J " " . issue X ~ ?__ .. McNulty, Jean Heavey, . . . . .. _ „ ___ -., Contributors to this , , Martha , « , * JLL1 T , ^ , , « ^ « . »,Bobbie Imboden, Mary McCarthy, Beverly Buerkle, Ann Mc* Ginnis, Noel Jaeger, Joan Csernyicky, Barbara Jacubowski, Mary Drees, Del Dwyer, Lucille Turner, Liz Tatu. Business Staff Lorraine Enright, Joan Clancy. Betty schwmd, Barbara Cavanaugh, Beth Coleman, B. J. Bisgrove.

^ -^r T T U B AA B D T I A H • n B I f l C I I W I M l l Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. Member ofi | Associate Collegiate Press

you next month—same page, same column.


October Si, 16S5



Page Th»ee

Council Elects Eight Students To Committees
At the first meeting of the Student Council, chairmen for the Council's various committees were elected for this year. Connie Rentier is at the head of the StudentFaculty Committee assisted by Ann Miller and Carol Kelly. This committee |is set up {for the purpose of making the students and faculty aware of each other's problems. Representing Mercyhurst on the Intercollegiate Relations Board are Mary Bacon and Jean Criswell. This Board, which was formed last year, is concerned with fostering friendly relations between Gannon CoUege and Mercyhurst. One of^ its main functions is to regulate thefsocial activities between the two schools. Patsy Klein heads the Social Committee which takes care of the social^ functions of the college, such as inviting other schools to attend our open houses. The Activities Committee, with Joanne Huggler at the helm, will watch over the new point system and make sure that no one amasses more than ten points.

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About
; MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . MARY BURNS visiting her roommate after hours . . . open season on NFCCS dates . . . JOAN HOTCHKISS' well-manicured soap .,. . MARY HAYES representing student board . . . Science Seminar being "treated" to special tour through the labs . . . PAT FOLEY observing the rule book, or quieting sophomores after lights . . . Sweetheart of TKE . . . Yearbook rating "All-American" . . . MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . .NFCCS Queen candidates . . . Gannon knights being instructed in art of the dance . . . long letters from Fordham for MICKEY SPILLANE . . . the new dayhop club . . . BETH COLEMAN'S cookies . . . lucky number willed to seniors and who's converting: whom . . J "Goodnight, MARGUERITE" . . • MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . PRISCILLA PRENATT talking . . . or junior weekend campuses . . . new secretarytreasurer of English Club, MAUREEN KOSSLER . . . term paper time again—"nuf sed" . . . MARY FRANCES greeting John with a reception committee .£. . artjstudio converted into privatetbeach . . . BETSY SCHNATTER, PAT CARLILE, PAT MURPHY,land MARY BURNS at Cornell Fall Weekend . . . Mercyhurst's own human flies—LOIS YO uNG and BET IY SCHWIND . . J i MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . Closing of-th? lounge . | . .{CAROL EIGABROADT and JOAN CSERNYICKY'S annual trip to Detroit . . . knitting craze sweeping second floor . .;'. Mrs. Dolce's sudden recognition of CAHOL CONRATH . . . seniors being ousted from?major club . . . theft I of Jaeger's new 1955 Chevy .). . "Merrily We Roll
Along" . . .

ON ONE OFfTHESE LOVELY HEADS will be the crown of the NFCCS. Top, left-right Maryanne Buffomante, Diane Turner. Bottom, left-right Pat Faber, Marge Russell. j£

Class Beauties Selected Students Give Cooking Hints For NFCCS Coronatiom
Looks like Mercyhurst's home to make a nam <**w UUV for themselves in the demonstrating line of television. Anyway, when Mary Lois Traphagen of Women's Page of the Air, offered them an opportunity to assist on her show, they certainly Ijumped at the chance. Seems Mrs. Traphagen wanted someone to help her during the fifteen minute food demonstration part of her half hour show. Immediately she thought of Mercyhurst and its home economics department. The girls, quite anxious to show off their talents, were very happy to accept the invitation. So two weeks ago Priscilla Prenatt, starting things | rolling, went over to WICU and* began helping out. That Friday she got an opportunity to be boss when Mrs. Traphagen was out of town. Being a true Mercyhurst girl, Priscella made pizza, the college favorite on all occasions. Each girl appears on the show for a week at I a time. So, after Priscilla completed the first week, she bowed out to Barbara |Story who was seen last week. IncidentlyJ Woman's Page of the Air is seen daily Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 1:30. rancLpi-ize of * -one-liiuadred dollar government bond! No. Is v not a beauty contest, though judging from the above picture one would think so. This is the prize to be awarded at ft he Mercyhurst College Charity Ball on November 5, 1955. The candidates!whose class sells the most chances will reign as queen of the Charity Ball. Love of pizza and people are qualities shared by the four candidates. Marge Russell, senior candidate, is a graduate of Niagara Falls High School. A loyal home ecer, she has served her major club as secretary, and as vice-president of the honorary home economics fraternity. Her dependability won her the office of president of the Athletic Association. Marge can be recognized? by her big brown eyes and a smile that radiates sincerity. Frosh Candidate Violinist While freshmen "Little Isisters" An earring collector and violinchatted over the teacups with ist give us an entirely different Moms in the parlors on Investiture picture in what we* find in Pat Sunday, "Big Sisters" cavorted Faber. From Buffalo, New York, with Dads at the smorgasbord in Pat is in medical technology. A the lounge. This new tradition was talented freshman, she loves to observed following the old tradisew and has some beautiful tion of the formalftassel turning clothes to show for it. With the and investiture into cap and gown. latest in haircuts, which outlines The Little Theatre rangf with a dimpled face, we can see why she's so popular from Buffalo to the pompous peals of "The Coronation March," as ninety-three Erie. solemn-faced freshmen*'filed in to TV Model Junior Choice A transfer student from Ohio be invested by the senior class Wesleyan, where Dave is on the officers, Pat Murphy, Barbara football team, Diane Turner is our Coole, Lorraine Enright, and junior candidate. Our blond day- Kathleen Smith. A speech of welhop models on television for Hal- come was given by Jean Heavey, le's and is a member of the year- and Mary Frances Lininger, the book staff. "Di" will be able to frosh's brand-new president, recharmJ her elementary education sponded warmly fin behalf of her class mates. Doctor Relihan spoke students with her vivaciousness. on the value of education. Mrs. Curly brown hair, a contagious Dolce directed the Glee Club in smile and natural charm is the the singing of "Welcome to Cap sophomores' choice for queen. andl Gown", "The Halls of Ivy", Mary Ann Buffamonte is a biology with Sheila Flynn as soloist, "Almajor from Corning, New York. ma Mater", and the "Magnificat." "Buff" can be i heard resounding The club also joined the freshdown the halls as our knitting exmen in the singing of "Pledge of pert goes to help a distressed classAllegiance", after the class had mate. recited it.

MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING? ABOUT . . . NATALIE NORTH and DIANE TURNER modeling $200 frocks . . . fraternity weekend in Erie . . . costumeslfor AA Hallowe'en party . A PEGGY HIRSCH'S trip to D. C. . . . Was there or was there not a priest on the altar? . . . ROSE MARIE ZINNI no longer playing the field . . . "You Are Nothing" . . .1 |
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50 million times a\day at home, ml s at work or *& | | | | ifj while at play f | | H | | |

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IRB Nominates Group Leaders
'^Delegates from Mercyhurst, Villa Maria, and Gannon were present on Sunday, October 16, for the second meeting of the Intercollegiate Relationst Board. \ The members discussed policies over which! the Board has ^jurisdiction, such as the promotion of intercollegiate projects in the academic as well as the social field. Following this, several dates were cleared so that the three colleges -will be Able to ?' go \ ahead with

plans for various scheduled activities. Before the meeting was adjourned, elections of officers! of the Board were held. Bob Deegan was elected president and Mercyhurst Junior, Mary Bacon, secretary-





Following the formal program, the new full-fledged collegians hurried to the tea to joinf their Moms, for many, the first time since September. Meanwhile, the Dads were becoming better? acquainted with the juniors overt a hearty, Informal luncheon.

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October 31, 19B5


October Finds allege Profs Around Nation
Buffalo was the site of a religious conference attended by Mother M. Eustace, President of the college, from October 26 to 28. Immediately^ following this convention, Mother Eustace traveled to Washington, D. C. to attend a meeting of the newly formed National Catholic Education Association. "The integration of the spiritual and intellectual elements in the formations of sisters" was the theme. Journeying: ito Hershey, Pennsylvania, on October 21 were Mother Celine and Sister Gabriel. They attended a convention of the PACU (Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities) which discussed, "The roL of college in higher education's future."

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' Highlighting the first ART CLUB meeting was guest speaker, Mary Lou Scalise, former art student and '54 graduate of Mercyhurst. Mary Lou told the club members of her experiences in Rome, where she spent last year studying Italian design and fashion. To entertain the freshmen pledges, members of the DRAMATIC SOCIETY presented a one-act play, "Over the Teacups." The point system was then explained to the new would-be members. At tho Octob:r meeting of the ENGLISH CLUB, the freshmen impersonated famous I characters fiom classical literature as their initiation into the club. Greatly enjoyed was Miss Kelly's presentation of a scene from "The Country Girl," in which she played a starring role this summer. AnneJ McGinnis ledia discussion on "Optimism vs. Pessimism." Senior sociology majors entertained the SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR members by telling of their experiences in social field work duringjj the summer. Plans were then made to visit the Parmadale Institute in Cleveland onjNovember 1.
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Members of the GREAT BOOKS CLUB discussed Aristotle's Michomachean "Ethics." Book I at their first meeting. A program for the first semester was set up, includingi future discussions of "Federalist Papers," and "Brother Karamazoo."
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Anne Kingston, '53 graduate of Mercyhurst business department, addressed O G A members on October 19 on the^ subject of IBM. The juniors reported on summer secretarial jabos ,and the practice-teachers on their experiences "behind the desk." "\ Topic for the first regular IRC meeting was p'The UN in the World Situation in the Last Ten Years." Reports were given by Connie Renner, Jean Rocco, and Margaret Hirsch. Mr. Joseph Will, editor-in-chief off the I ERIE DISPATCH talked informally on newspaper writing at the first MERCIAD meeting. A brief explanation of news,.feature, and editorial writing was given by the Merciad editors.

Dinner is over and the rush is on! Stampeding has started toward the book store. Even if the sign on the door does say, "Book Store Hours 6:30 to Pittsburgh was the scene of the 7:00," at precisely 6:25 customers begin punching doughnuts, picking meeting of the 'Pennsylvania nuts off the pecan rolls, knocking books from shelves, and!burrowing Catholic Education Association through the pretzel can looking for potato chips. A tour and explanation of the which Sister Mary Esther} and college science labs was conducted Here can be seen the faces of ^ Sister Benedicta attended from for the freshmen as an introducOctober 19 to October 22. Sister those who saunter, stroll, stamp, tion into the SCIENCE SEMINAR. Mary Esther islthe secretary of and dash through the door as soon as the keyfis turned either to unthis association lock or lock the store. Feature of the firstfELEMENAlso traveling to Pittsburgh was TARY EDUCATION SEMINAR The "Saunterer" is best shown Sister Collette who attended the by Kay King, a daily client, who By special invitation of the ERIE was a talk by Sister M. Susanne, second regional meeting of the never fails to plod in and insist on DISPATCH editor, the MERCIAD who welcomed the ffreshmen and National Catholic Council on having J her coffee warmed for a spoke on "Elementary education staff and members of the fPress as a career." Home Economics on October 22. penny. "Family life education in the Club are invited to tour the new Next are 1 seen Mary Ann Mccurriculum" was the theme of this Dowell and Nancy Stubler stroll- headquarters of the newspaper, meeting which, was held at Mount At the. HOME - ECONOMICS ing-in and nonchalantly asking Mercy College. Tuesday-alter noon, November 1, at meeting, Cathy Misfeldt and Mary for the usual, three cent stamps! D'Youvillei College in Buffalo two o'clock. The girls are asked to Rachel Shine reported on the conGrabbing for a straw and slamvention theylattended recently at was the site of a conference for ming money on the counter, the meet promptly in the lobby of the the Drexel Institute of Technology college religion teachers on Octo- stamping patron is typified by in Philadelphia. ber 22. Sister M.fCarolyn, Sr. M. Julia Kelly who hurries in for her new building. Immaculate, and Doctor Haley daily purchase of paper. took part in a seminar which disAfter the crowd has subsided, the cusses coordinating social activi- lights are off, and the food has ties with religion courses. been covered, who comes down the stairs and dashes infthe door but our own "poor lost souls on the highway of life," Carol Kelly and Delta SigmasOmicron, signifying the|day students' organization, Bev Buerkle. After the noise has will soon be added tofthe roster of clubs atf Mercy hurst.IApproval of decreased, they are found uncovboth its name and constitution were voted at a meeting held October 10. ering Hhe food, asking prices, and In its three-foldfpurpose, the club willfmaintain the ideal of inAll hundred and sixty-two demanding credit. creased co-operation and unity, both social and academic, between If anyone is interested in get- day and resident students, and will support^the Erie Chapter of fthe •Hurst residents were left with ting to really know the girls at Alumnae Association. It will en- §j stars in their eyes on Wednesday, Mercyhurst, just come into the deavor to offer services to the day October 19. book store any time of the day. student, such as car pools so that On ttiat night, Tau Kappa she may attend all the functions Epsilon fraternity officially serat school. enaded Peggy McLaughlin in honMembership is open to any day or of her being pinned to Presistudent who is interested, and prodent Tom O'Conner. Peggy stood visions Ihave been made for those at her window holding a candle— to belong who, because of work the only light burning in the Reor scholastic committments, would G r o u n d-stick, ground-stick, be unable tos attend|meetings. sidence Hall,—and Tom stood in ground-stick plus the clicking of the center of the Fraternity. Six committees with|representhockey sticks are typical sounds atives from each class will form Thirty strong male voices then that come from the hockey fielpl the heart of thisi organization ran through the night air with during!gym classes. They will be: Membership, Stuthe official TKE song and the Twenty students are learning dent Relations, Activities, Publi"Sweetheart of TKE." Peggy's the art of playing from Miss Gar- city, Transportation, and AlumBLILA HARDWARE junior class-mates responded with rison and | will soon be|able to nae. p38th and Pine Ave. "Tea Me Why," and the Tekes encounter any situation. VolleyNovember will mark the first Phone 0-7464 left as silently as theylhad come. ball is next on the sports agenda official meeting of Delta {Sigma Erie, Pa. to be followed shortly by basketWhen the excitement on the ball. Omicron, at which officers will be W \ t f: third floor finally subsided, everyelected and the ^moderator will be Dancing has become the rage one agreed that the first pinning at Mercyhurst, too, though the announced. of the year had been thrilling. A variety anpl the steps are new. moon-lit night . . . being a sweet- Imitation of the actions of aniheart of TKE . . . being serenaded mals has been the work of the AND by a whole fraternity . . . "What modern dahce class who are also | Monday at 9 a.m. WICU: Openmore could any girl ask for?" creating their own movements to ing of Catholic Youth Week sighed the misty-eyed 'Hurst girls. short skjfa, with dramatization of "Life In "Let's hope it becomes a tradiTraditional folk dances are be- j A Catholic College" J tion!" £ ing learn/pji by the folk dancers. Wedesday at 6:30 p.m. WSEE:' 530 E*st loth Si A Hungar|an War dance, a Rus- | Pat Maley interviews candij Red Cross Xray Mobile sian and & Jewish dance have al- dates for Queen of NFCCS Ball Erie, Pa. Unit will be at Mercyhurst, Friday, ready bejjf added to this class' Friday at 9:15 a.m. WICU: Judy November 18 at one o'clock. repetroire, & ; a ? Glcason speaks on Religious Art

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