Vol. XIII, No. 8

Mercyhurst College,, Erie, Pa.

June 8, 1943

A.B. Group Sponsors Liberal Arts Movement or udents
"Scientia in Sapientiam"—"Knowledge into Wisdom"—will be the motto of the new Liberal Arts Movement to begin at Mercyhurst .next year. There is a decided need for thought and culture mean agej which is becoming increasingly mechanical. * Too often^ our learning is confined to one narrow field, an*unrelated mass of subjects?and courses. The Liberal Arts Movement aims to correct Jhis deficiency and to unite the fields of the arts into a dynamic whole. All students of all departments are invited to cooperate in this broadening program. Every other week, there will be an informal faculty-student get-together similar to those instituted at Notre Dame University. These will really be student meetings with a faculty member to introduce topics j of general interest, * to guide the discussion, and to settle disputes. On alternate weeks, concerts will supply the entertainment. Recordings of the classics will be carefully selected, and a commentator will help to increase our appreciation of great music. Neither of these programs will last longer than one hour. An alarm clock will see to that! | & There will be other features|also| designed to broaden and integrate our knowledge: occasional lectures by outside speakers,fexhibits of student art?work, panel discussions, etc. ||J The Liberal Arts*Movement will be sponsored by the A. B. students, but more directly by the Student Council sub-committee of A. B. club representatives. These six girls, together with a faculty moderator, will plan and carry outtfthe Program. 1 This is a student movement designed to be simple, yet convincing, while provoking thought a nd stimulating student discussion. It will indeed transform our "knowledge into wisdom."

Seniors of 1943, it would not be fitting for us, your successors, to bid you a shallow, sentimental farewell,* We have offeredfour heartfelt tribute of honor as you complete your training in Christian leadership. B |§ |

Dr. Agar Revisits College Challenges Graduates
Seniors Are Voted Into Kappa Gamma Pi, • S H i p n p D e l t a Epsilon Sigma

Now, we ask a favor of y o u i As you follow various paths from college to * the home, the school, or the business world, we ask you to show us the way. Because i^you have been our I Dr. William M. Agar, ^Educational Director of Freedom*House, friends, you will be our most cherished leaders.. wlllf deliver the graduation*address atf commencement exercises But if you were to become obscured in the haze tomorrow evening. I From his deep knowledge oft-world affairs, of commonplace living, self-satisfied, immune to this eminent! educator, scientist;*>and§author will speak on the I the turmoil about you, your light of Christian subeject, "We Cannot Escape Responsibilities". truthl would grow dimmer* on the path before »H!pr. Agar has long been a crusader in the cause of democracy, : and hislunfierstandmg odour part in'the presents world conflict us. ? * " ^ *i£ifiJHK $v will torm the basis of his suggestions for the guidance of youth Christ urges you to "let your light shine be- intofcthe posts of leadership which?they must soon.'assume.! Stufore men." Graduates of Mercyhurst, you are dents will^remember5 Dr. Agar*s recent visit to the College and the Christ-bearers, and Christ is^'the Light of will antic|pate an enlightening, clear-cut analysis of our responthe World". Let j this Light shine before us, sibilities in this war. &4'^0^^m^SK^Wn ^Se^Htk f in your lives, and we* will follow you proudly. & At i the graduaton exercises, f Seniors i'whoJ have [fulfilled the Youfcare our friends. You willfnot fail us.f| requirements of the national honorary societies, Kappa Gamma Pi MAY GOD BE W I T H * Y O U l H l l § i l and Delta jEpsilon Sigma willibeiinducted into the membership ^mkgafo£jaa&.$&*^5fc*&\ffffflt of these organizations, i These BKESK^1u&$f?SBHW&•.••:<:c ,%fe awards will mark the culmination offthe recognitions given the scholastic lend all-around achievements of students in* the Class of '43. _ Mozart's Alleluia and C. Albert Scholin's God Is A Spie e ee rit! will ^ *^ ^ Club's contribution to the graduation exercises tomorrow evening. BIB

*? Back J in B the I days? when ^skirts reached the ground)and ; horseless carriages Jwere butja Hdream, people used J torlform ^largeftorchlight processions on pthe night before an election, so 3a s *tof honor f their* favorite candidate. ;'Music, speeches and a ? prevalent I note ' of* gaiety Eloigned at all these festive occasions. af^Sffar % * « | H Just as the candidates were entertained in- those days, so will.our seniors be feted at the celebration 5 on n Lanter Night. The "little sisters" are giving their farewell presentation on l l k a s t minute elections and appointments after the hectic rush of examstbrought the following the 1 front campus at 8 o'clock Monday evening. satisfactory r e s u l t s v ^ ^ | fi.„!..L . , The new Student CounciltwiU^lourish under EL For weeks the Sophs have the presidency offBetty Knapp, elected by the schemed and planned this surstudent body last fiTriday. I Congratulations, prises entertainment which proBetty! It's a big responsibility, and you're the mises sto be more novel than girl who can shoulder it.|- % I that of any preceding year. Elinor Klos, as President of|the Semor Class With the skillful guidance of will automatically become Vice President of the Miss Quinn, a fprogram has Student Council. The newly-elected Secretary is been arranged in which every Sally Lund, and the Treasure) is Margaret member of the class will participate. SC Other representatives will be Classv Presidents Gay songs, clever skits and Margay i avage, and Dorothy Rodems; Merciad Editor; Anne Johnson; Sodality Prefect, Jane colorful dances will be featured Walsh; and the following club representatives: in this gala evening perPress Club, Fran Honeck; Janus Club, Cathie formance. Lantern Night will O'Rourke; A. A, Margaret Scullion; Glee Club, be an evening of gay entertainEva Jacobs; 0. G. A., Elayne Tormay; S. 0. S., ment not only for the Seniors, but also for the whole college. (Continued on page four)

On the eve of Commencement the front campus , is the scene of two impressive traditional ceremonies: the Rose Serenade and the Senior farewell-singing. In the *irst ceremony, the Ju «iors stand beneath the re «idence hall windows to sere^ e the Seniors with songs of Ur A ? lma Mater. The Seniors Rememberithe excitement that buzzed through *£ return throw roses down to the halls one Friday morning last November? e ., serenaders, who accept Yes, it was the first edition of THE MERCIAD, hem as a symbol of Senior 1942-43 coming out, complete with new set-up, res Ponsibility. £ i | ] new features, pictures, and news articles that j the second ceremony, the kept us looking forward to futuregactmties. oeniorg gather to pay one A toast to Anne Johnson, who assumes the ore J} tribute to their Alma edl er *"f - In the quiet darkness editor's chair next year. As a ^ * * * she has proved her smooth efficiency, and the night, they assemble on feve'failfng interest in THE MERCIAD We e Senior steps to sing for wish her every success, and pledge her the full t, la jT st time their favorite O p e r a t i o n of the student body for next year hUrSt melodies while To Jane Walsh, who has proved her worth facT ' and Vf f i underclassmen *« associate editor we also send a bouquet of h ^ from^the windows. One t h a n k s " Her hard and unusual literary talent * °*e ^the lights are extinech C r 8 8 harmonizing voices the , „ T K I RHtenhouse and Kay Dineen. theV a l ° campus. With fm par strains of the Senior £ w s h e s t o both of them for the live y work e e11 Song, the graduates fndfun which they will enjoy next year. 0{ - ^ move towa for n r d the chapel (Continued on page|iour; their all-night vigil?

Positions of Responsibility Fitted NewjCouncil Emerges Merciad Staff Appointed


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AM the Liberal Arts! Who lives by me He feedB his mind, not upon the husk, | Not upon the illusion, but upon the inner fruit— Aye, upon the very core—of all reality. Who lives by me, and in my service spends His talents, he shall no servitude endure. He shall no bondage know but that of freedom; He shall no tumult know but that of peace; He shall no pain sustain but that of joy; He shall no surfeit and no famine know. He shall unlock the mansions of his mind, Fill theii vast reaches from my treasuries Of knowledge; and therein shall he dwell content To meditate the wonder of the true. I am Applied Arts. From my Sister, The Liberal Arts, older than I in learning, I derive such knowledge as I needs must have To begin and to pursue the work I love. I chain the elements, and'them I tame, And them I make the slaves of man's desires. I measure the. planets, and I trace their steps In flight across the heavenly wilderness. I sunder the atom, and I trace new worlds At'home withinrits infinitesimal depths. Your education has given you an advantage over other people. You may use this well or badly. It can mean evasion of normal laws, conventions. It should mean conformity to th em (together with the recognition of your responsibility to those who look up to you for leadership. You have an advantage. Yes! butjyou also have duties and they cannot in conscience be evaded. I am the refinement of the beautiful work; and I Am the genius of the inventor's brain; and I Am the skill of the craftsman's hand; and I am the strength Of the builder's dreams; and I am the harmony, 3 I am the music and the song of the labors \of man. I am Religion! I bind man again [B^&il s^^H To all that once by birth was his; and I •*$ f , ^anfr Renew in him perfection ;jland to his high fa J ^ &; dKlrf Estate of original glory,! I|himf restore. < -I m ^ji| i I bring back Faith to revitalize the mind h :y ••* >»i ^ m Of man with t the boundless truths of eternity I W&M Whence the mind of man did come 2 and whither it, 3 ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ H , In all its glorious powers, attired, must] go. ^ J \ ^ m ^f I bring back Charity which blends the jlabors j^w-iVJw i, wflj Of man in mutual,\liberal,love and comfort, |Li> Driving the souls of men, like yearning flames I jv^ Of love, upward to the broad blue vault of Heaven.tafiff&Rt I am the Fountain, I am the storehouse of fc^^HjW ; > | 1 God's truths, unchangeable, infinite, 1 rifSialsir- sSi f Eternal and infallible from which^ £ *«£»& «& i In Time all other truths derive the essence of Their being and that bloom of beauty and which To them draws the mind of man with love And with desire. Of all the sciences I am the Queen. I am the ultimate test. * (Excerpts Class Day Program, '39.)


Minnie and Mo, typical s days at Mercyhurst on the i8L sprinkles. It was the day be/ id M innie—Well, I guess "l v * _ Mo—With whom? M Minnie—Oh, I don't know M I Mo—You know, Minnie i* °] the last time I'll be taking I i * Minnie—Remember the tint wanted to make such a good u infl We got the worse looking spe. %& but he couldn't talk! !''* Mo—Well, not only did I ^ ^ ride on my feet as well. AM I loved those bright red rose* ^ Minnie—At least yon got t^ satin. jfr ^ ^Mo—Anyway, thelnext dai^ I was prepared 'cause he *as f ° > M{nnie—Remember the day I Even though we nearly al*ay°, dampen our spirits.*! JMo—And don't forget the d*j*€ time I thought I was lucky ^ Dame man, but the only thL v aJbig dome! r However, we got a Minnie—Too bad our last danCefi looks like the war intervened, ^ year, our last dance, and keepw blind dates! J&S£t , t


Oh, Mow We Have Changed
It seems like only yesterday that we walked down the long chapel aisle, took our respective places, and waited nervously for the commencement speaker to complete his address. We heard our names called ;to receive our diplomas, turned our tassels for the last time, and tearfully withdrew to our homes. Ah, those were the days! We thought we had it hard then, but we didn't know the hardships! ahead. And look at us now . . • Remember PRES? You should see her? Since the twins arrived and "General" John is,on a-: special assignment for the President, she's always on the go between Niagara Falls and Washington... And her roommate—well, just between you and me, I hear she's slated for a double promotion. Not only will she have charge of Chemical Laboratory No. 12 at G. E., but on February 28, she's to have that long-awaited sparkler from her boss, Mr. Whoopeesmacker... Speaking of the G. E.—it suffered a? terrible loss last week when PHYLLIS SOMMERHOF and DOTTL SZYPLIK resigned—Phyllis to become a Mrs. and Dotty to accept an executive position with the Blah Blah Chemical




Company in Podunk... FITZIE'S still with I. B. M., and there are rumors that she is to attend Governor and Mrs. Thoma's State Dinner next week. The Governor's wife and Fitzie were always rather close friends... MARTY and| BETTY 1DAILEY are now on the faculty at a private girls' school in Florida... JUNE CURRIE and GENE HENDRICKSON, both successfully married, have beautiful ranches in Montana... CONNIE and her children (there are three) have gone to California to spend a month's vacation Connie's husband (the John Payne type) is in Pittsburgh keeping house... KIRBY, ever the devoted\ wife, is dittoing forlDitto. He's a rising lawyer, you know... MAC just received her fifth engagement ring and has a collection of seventeen male pictures. ^There's one girl who hasn't changed!... PAT and Eddie have a beautiful colonial-styled house in Virginia . . . M. F. is now* teaching her own children which fork to use f i r s t . . . Incidentally, she and Angie live side by side . . . ROSALIE is still in New York with the Fool em Advertising Company. She and KAY have a darling apartment. Kay is a newspaper columnist. Saw ANN MARIE not long ago. She looked so sweet in her red-checked gingham hanging up the wash!... JO and Peter just returned from their honeymoon cruise to Labonia Island. Jo couldn't leave her science even f or a honeymoon... RUTH TURNER, Kenny, and Kenny, Jr., were in town the other day. Kenny Jr.'s smile is just like his beautiful mother's. BETTY YOUNG and Smitty had a houseful of company last week—ten corpses in three days! FRANKIE and RUTH are now C.P.A.'s with an exclusive office on State Street in E r i e . . . GLO has af gorgeous school on Lake Superior called the "Lutzie Tootsie School for Boys." % It seems KAY TANSEY is spending all her time raising Pekingese dogs. First fit was a hobby, now, it's a fbusiness... NORGIE and Jack have a Cape-Cod home in Connecticut. Some dreams really come true...The other day MARY KLOECKER was seen in a purple convertible wearing a purple dress and her husband, a purple s u i t . . . YVONNE is head dietician in Corpse (Continued on page four)

Educators at Mercyhurst College have realized the value of praise in the guidance of ^students, and also the value ofi the right kind of competition in bringing out the best students. They have therefore organized chapters in the two leading national Catholic honor societies, Kappa Gamma Pi and Delta Epsilon Sigma.' The purpose of these?organizations is to set a higher standard of character, scholarship, service, and leadership" by emphasizing the value of scholarly endeavor and by making active and concerted effort toward the maintenance of Catholic educational ideals. Admission in one of these.national honor societies is the greatest praise a graduate can receive. Underclassmen during their four years of college should strive for this goal by acquiring firmly-established habits of worthwhile study. Those students are selected for membership who bear in an eminent degree the impress of Catholic higher education, that they may be more perfectly united in the accomplishment of greater \good for Christ and His Church. More specifically, they endeavor to make learning effective by bringing the principles of Catholic philosophy to bear upon the problems of a modern free society. > . The must have given evidence of scholarship and leadership during their college careers—a distinctive spirit of loyalty,| cooperation and effort in their studies as well as in general school activities. Membership in -either of the two societies is an indicaton that the student4s an outstanding representative not only of her Alma Mater, but of Cathalic education as a whole. Delta Epsilon Sigma is constituted to recognize and encourage high scholarship among the students and graduates of Catholic Colleges. Members aer chosen from liberal arts students who are graduating from a Catholic college and best typify its standards whether these graduates are Catholic or not. The purpose of the Kappa Gamma Pi, National Scholastic and Activity. Honor Society of Catholic Women's College, is tfrem| (Continued on page four)

Tradition! is a hallowed wr od towers and school legends; it & ceremony because of the m r la oUf last week of school is almost eati] Day, Garden Party, Rose Sereudi that there is nothing hollow on stead, we know that they spring! most complete expressions o car f and with our Alma Mater. ? 1 But while we are impressed v our minds are still not satisfied 3 sence of tradition. Our seard^g need in the f Senior Vigil. Te S h friends, look forward to this c u lovingness and sincerity that art-' & Tonight, the "Seniors* wflf a?a privilege of adoring i the Besd lse altar. They will ifashion a gu Saviour with J their r consecutive 1 Benediction to morning Mass. 7 1 the Blessed Sacrament as It is 1 placd inlthe Queen's Chapel f r c the procession| retires, the c a e hpl are left alone in audience with C I M Here they have supreme oppcrt with the Real!Presence.^ I

You bear your bright W»J|Jj Grace against evil, and i» ^ The fire of the Spirit sh>« ^ Bringing warmth to the v . With truth and with Cfc* ^ And melt the crude if^jfa Now rally around you w* ^ sfM And lead them again to*

Wake now your sparkling j Sing on your way, that ^ Drowning the battle-son. 1 , r Bidding the nations P* I ' Then when the claim*"t^h, ft When legions return ° b*h Smile o'er the hearthsto J 00( Let the warm love of
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ACH one of you has a world to win, an empire to conquer. It is not a world made of material things, of land and water, or an empire E DAYS TH of human'accomplishment in the field of finance and politics. It is J ending those last few a world that has no measure because it is made up of men's hearts * *'* J f » bit of tan between and it is an empire that has no limits because there is no end to love. This universe, which you can acquire, may be in any part of life. Wherever you go or whatever you do, there and in that work of life, you will find the parts that make up your world. If you marry, • , Just another blind date! * ' 1 «ther glad that th * S your empire will have as its chief elements the hearts and minds of our husband, your relatives, and—if it is God's will—of your children. These you can influence »y ' " L . Mercyhurst dance, and mould into a small world according to a very definite pattern. Or if you find J w 8ft our Freshman year ? We yourself hard at work for many years, there will always be people around you. All l i r . n d what happened!! of these, too, whether!the scene fbe in an office or in a school, can be sbjects of r ^ ' lot. Mine could dance, yourjempire who can be led by your example to conform to the standards of the world you wish to build. There will always be others around you and they will jbe . ticket, but I furnished a free the parts of your world-structure. • £ the corsages they sent? What is the pattern of your building? During your years at Mercyhurst you "v yellow formal. m ^j^t roses to wear with white have come into contact with an ideal way of life. You have seen in operation principles of conduct. You have seen human lives made over according to a divinelyAt least inspired model. You yourselves have been influenced and moulded by that pattern. r t h a t one ye «P fo That is the whole point of the education you received. 4 Now, it is your turn to go !dances at Rainbow Garden ? out and spread that influence. What are the methods you jj are to use? They are the * same as the methods by „d rain, nevertheless it didn't which Mercyhurst was built and by which it functions today. Conformity to the at Jawkwa. I remember one Law of God, prayer, and good works. These are the instruments that built the edifice that is named Mercyhurst; these fare the secrets of the great influence and power m 1 was going with a Notre had that resembled N. D. was it possesses. Why, finally, should you undertake this vast enterprise of winning a world of huhad to be with blind dates. It man hearts? That is the destiny of the educated person—to influence and to lead ,d here we are in our Senior others to higher things. That is perfection. It is the means by which you will save your own soul and help others to do the Dp the tradition by going with Glo and Shorty. same. It is the synthesis of the Christian life which will alone bring peace to mankind. Dear Sis, In the rush of the last few days at Mercyhurst, I have stolen a few minutes between rehearsals for a moment oft reflection. LBE SATISFIED Since you are about to enter my Alma Mater, I ask you to come that conjures images of ivied with me over my four years, as I take a last glance at those D engenders a note of hollow happy hours. of time. At Mercyhurst, the There are so many things about Mercyhurst that I shall reNow that IVe chewed off|my fingers nails ely a week of-tradition. Class member . . • those first few 5 days as a freshman, for instance. In this task of acquiring knowledge, , Lantern Night . . . we know Gosh,•'but we were "green", yet so ranxious to become real cololdly formal about them. InAnd risked my life for the morning mails lege students. } o oar hearts as the best and m They're letting me out of college. Then came Investiture, when we received our academic cap associationsjwith one another Now that IVe studied from daybreak till ("lights" and gown. We accepted)them proudly then; and now,- whenlwe When I stumbled to bed in a coma, are about to turn our tassels for the last time at Mercyhurst, ft these memorable occasions, Counting the number of days and of nights we find that the old cap and gown, with their dust, \spots, and i e are yet looking for the esV 'Tween me and that blessed diploma, tears, are still a cherished symbol. minds find the answer to this Now that IVe learned what Jit's all about Our college days are filled with happy experiences which eniors, and we, their younger And have finally earned my reprieve, wove the memories we cherish today. First among these are •torn because it embodies the Darned if I'm able to figure out the recollections centered around the Chapel of Christ the King: he handmaids of tradition. Why on earth I was anxious to leave! the visits at twilight when the soft rays of sunlight fall through Q carry out their traditional I " Kay Dineen. the stained-glass windows, a faint odor of incense lingering after Sacrament exposed upon the Benediction. This Chapel is the center of our college life, Sis; land of devotion around Our get acquainted with it. * ah*.hour visits from midni ght The residence hall is filled with memories of late lights, cameyform a guard of honor for puses, parties in the dark, or sleepless nights before exams, aken from the tabernacle and last minute term papers or overdue assignments. These were ^position. After Benediction, truly * Mercyhurst, the things^ we leave behind. w darkened, and the Seniors The seniors who are leaving lour halls this year will have Well, Sis, here's!wishing you and all the newcomers the best rift their King. ? M some memories to carry with them. This reporter did a little of luck. And will you do one thing for us? Keep up the fine ffil tyfor intimate conversation scouting and turned up with some rather amusing and tender spirit now flourishing at Mercyhurst. Love our Alma Mater and notions, too. J/ cherish her ideals. Then you'll always be proud of her, and she Since residents were near at hand, the tour begin at of you room 61—Anne Marie remembers "visits at Chapel"— In reflection, "" Martie puts in her vote for anyone who does things, Your Sister, '43. crazy or not—"makes for more fun." From 61 I drifted to the triple room where Connie convinced me that3she'd 33 .remember a swell bunch of kids; Mac—the cooperation of the students; while Kirby vows she'll: never forget Sister Mary Esther's tests 'till her dying day. hall one day. Who walked "My, what a glum bunch them back or at whose comShorty will remember "masses, classes, dances and They haven't a bit of punch." mand? That's beside the point. stuff" and Glo "campu (ed) scenes." I found Fitzie and Well, we (hem) deny it. Speaking of candles, and no Lutiein the little kitchen. Lutie was ironing so it took Why, we could top your tall her several minutes to think . . . finally she drawled: stories fany , day. When we one was, there was Lutie's "Chrismas carolling and nights before vacation." were Freshmen X * gee whiz candlelight scene and the surprise party for Dottie O'Hara Fitzie's comment! was "the beautiful Chapel." . . . a n d Sophs and Juniors... up in the studio. And as fuel I cornered Yvonne in then library (of all places)—she Of course this year we have quickly replied, "Practice House." I With some luck I been too busy tojplay around. for something, not the fire,, there were the continuous found four seniors} sitting on our worn hall benches, Anyway it is beneath our.digwater bottles with "drenches" Gene's remark was "fun in the lab" and June's nity. i on both sides, interlude for "ditto." Franny says "the coolness of the But there was the time when which were provided regularly buildings'in all seasons" while Phyllis made the at least six alarm clocks were by Niagara (Falls). **« avast army, startling statement: "Janus Club plays." set at ten-minute intervals and T?* mind; Stooges, big sisters, camI caught D. O'H. on I the fly. "O.P.R." she put in for. Glausen's room. It jNmr hearts called back. Jane, Kay and Rosalie were in the wasn't our fault that she sur- puses . . • N kht to the'blind. On and on they go. lounge. Quoth Jane: "that homey feeling." prised us and didn't report the »t "So we are -sissies. Kay was dealing a hand of bridge and volun- entire floor. Then the pig's Who said so!! remember how it teered: "bridge in the lounge"—while Rosalie foot . mumbled: "big mugs of coffee." started pn the third floor land I ^pairing, 0f I met Jo and Pat and M. F. coming from|Chapel. Pat evidently ended up in Miss Regan's room. THE M E R C I A D i fte Word. much impressed with Forty Hourse declared "the serenity of the What happened ? We don't re* '} chapel"; Jo: "Senior's Vigil" while M. F.'s thoughts turned to call!! U The first floor was the next d "St. Bonas weekends and living at the practice house.' »°" may hear. step to a eircus. Dogs, chicks, Nora! Jean was on the i dash for ~ Quinny's: "impressiveness of frogs, and fish occupied Jane May Day." When I put the age-old question to Danota, she Ann's room and that of anysmiled—"ice cream for Sunday dinner." And Harriet Milloy was one who least expected them. Editor 1 P fenced, in the cupboard with "Lehighv weekends on the brain. Martha Haley As for side-show, there is a k * they've 1 ™ My last two victims were Dorothy S. and Sr. Evangeiista. Dot happy recollection of Glo or Associate Editors heart „f / ""own, likes "the beauty of the building and organ music at Benedic- someone tied to something—by Anne Johnson, Jane Walsh hod „ , wmowow, e,com tion." Sister's comment I'd like to put in C A P S - " t h e ^ her hair. Then shoes, boots, * * them home. Art Editor fervor the girls show in going to Mass, saying the Kosary, and etc., belonging to a l l . people Elinor Klos --Jane Walsh the general Catholic Action spirit." „ .„„ and all sizes walked down fthe The rest of the seniors ducked when they saw me coming.

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You hear it in the first friendly "Hello" that greets you as Pittsville* Penny, June 8,194 O a Freshman, in the last earnest "Good-bye, good-luck!" warming Dear Friendless Friend, | | i & g ,i your heart on Commencement night. J 4 You are cordially invited to You feel it inithe rush|of the£wind around the chapel, when NOW YOU CAN BE SOLEMN I a mid-night, afternoon party to ~—No the sanctuary lamp ia flickering, and you are very close to God. Havelyou noticed how quiet the halls have beenvlately It laughs with the merrymakers chattering in whispers over be held on'tne morning of June moron jofkesl So to make al little noise: 83r£given by*the "Mixed Nuts'' crackers and jelly ^"after-lights". »• ! * • _ i' % \ AlMORON'S EPITAPH of the Warbleville Asylum. You It sings in the reverent notes of the "Alma Mater", whether on l His cross unseen I are invited to bring all of youus' the Senior steps or at a hockey game. / % jHis coffin bare, \ crazy friends, and stay at home It broods lovingly over the library, the classroom, the labora- if you happen to get there beHere lies the man, tories, filling the minds and hearts of the students learning there. fore youf arrive. jHBfreffi£fe' * Who wasfi't there.| It cheers at basketball games, when the score is tied with three W- . — * o g* You will meet yourself comf > minutes to go.4 ' $ W i 3s? * £§ • - l "•*' i I k •>•'] There's a purpose for everything in life, so here* one more: ing. Please bring a basket of It speaks in the noisy chatter ofUhe dining room, the measi «*>••• * AJmule has two legs on behind, \ j': water. $ Take^ the car you^just ^y | | t r Ajid two legs before; •«••*• ^r > ured words of a lecture, the formal small-talk of a tea. | ^S*| missed! andrget off where you " " - Tou stand behind before you find, f j It thrjlls with-the honor and prestigefbestowedJby^those who got on. There will&be two cars What the two behind be for. / serve their Alma Mater. 1 '^Sgr' Sij» M w& '• al take either'one or both.*** ^t^«> oIt chuckles overfthe "campus slip," the-reproving note of a raMusic will *be ^furnished by Sara Ellen was driving (0, for those good old days!) into Sharon room-inspector, I the I anxious voice j pleading, "But ^Sister, the the "Red Hot Dog Band,* as:: when, for the first time in her life, she spied some cattails in a alarm clock|just|didn't go off!" '•!!$'i£'$§ti$wL " -&u sisted I by f the I "Gum J Band" l swamp. "Oh, Fitz," she cried, "look at the hot-dog garden!" f | It lives in the rustle of black rosaries, in the serene faceslbe- which will play a few stretches. neath modest white head-dresses, in the EJ| «9E '*. mM f xj&i » o . y •^Spaghetti will be served by Remember that old adage (is that right?) about a woman being rhythmic tones of the- Office^rising throug the evening shadows*. the * yards.^ HamSsandwiches Well, *""*'« here's — • M B You feel it in the worry of "nothing but a "kg, a bone, and a hank'of hair" ? ™~" term&papers, the hard work of will be served ^between sandthe reply we've been waiting for:' tt M O R E O F Y O U R practice teaching, the thrill of wiches with cheese. L Hot coffee Man is nothing but a brag, a groan, and ajtank of air. willljbe j servedl&with "Cold o honors hard-earned. S^^^fi^^^ Cream" and without milk. . Going on that A. A. picnic Shorty spied some trees. With t invisible^ hands, 1 it Since the last issue of the Shorty: "I saw some spinster pines in the woods." W ^ crowns the tower, rising against fn Orphaps accompanied by their r . Merciad more leaders have been a breath-taking starlitl sky, ad parents will be admitted free . Glo: "Spinster pines! Why"** f ^ P^f *f* * I - t elected for 1943-1944. gThe folthe S dazzling blue * of a ; spring with a charge of 10c- Anyone Shorty: "Nobody axed them!" lowing are the election results: ^ found dead will be arrested and : : f I #»J<>f o — • • • -* • Press Club:-Pres., M. Cooper; morning. |r^^|p^S ' ff 0^*^*V released at once for disturbing Perhaps there is a reason why the ^government-allows us only Sec, A. McDermott; Treas., E. IJflt glows m*the cheerful com[ fi one pack Of gum: - • • *• • - '£'• pany of you "roomy", in the the peace. l&dS&M. tAmi -Mf-\ R eagle. M M M t - t m Eat here and die at home!! --1, --' The$gunt-chewing£girl f comradsjiip of classmates, *;. in Janus Club: Pres.,IE. TorAndfthe cud-chewing cow may;Q'Vice IPres., M. O'Hara; the I heart-warming^ loyalty of C Hoping.yon will come, as you -' Are somewhat alike Sec, A. Kingston; fTreas., |K. that friend who "always!under- will not enjoy yourself. e*$ jivx'. •'* r**" Yet different somehow ' 'f stands'. fKW&XSlBS&^^t ^ ..:.' With sincere^regards and reDineen. ji^BHfflfiflffl& f What is the difference? • * "a fyn These things jare THE SPEw grets, I , ^ P ^ f t » \. French Club: Pres., R. EngOh, I see it now RIT OF MERCYHURST! lish; Vice Pres., J K. I Dineen; It's the thoughtful look - J:^ ^^fertts: Miss Seaseed. •»liiiiia&«KK» Jane Walsh il Sec, M. Cooper; Treas., P. OliOn the face of the cow —R. Rittenhouse va




















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NEW COUNCIL EMERGES * (Continued from page one) Dorothy Busche: Catholic Theatre, Mary O'Hara; Liturgical Movement. Betty Knapp; Day Students, Evelyn!Gerbracht, Sally Lund, and Rosemary Held. The representative commission of the Liberal Arts Club includes I. R. C , Anne Johnson; English Club, Margaret O'Connor; French Club, Kay Dineen, Sociology Seminar, Marilynne Cooper; Science Seminar, Peg Sullivan;" Math Club, Mary O'Hara. Their Student Council representative is Peg Sullivan. We can also look forward to another memorable addition to the annals of Mercyhurst with Elayne Toxmay as editor of Praeterita. Syntelia will reappear next year to co-ordinate Sodality activities and stimulate our spiritual line of thought. Best4-wishes to the editor, Fran Honeck. These are ^your leaders for 1943-1944. Best wishes for success to all of them. PREVIEW OF CAMPUS J CHAPTERS (Continued from page two) phosize the value of scholarly endeavor and the spiritual and intellectual perfection of its members after graduation. The society has a definite program for members beyond that of membership: "To inspire members toward better leadership in all Catholic Action and towards Catholic leadership in the various professions, in civic and patriotic action, and in all worthwhile activity." STAFF APPOINTED f (Continued from page one) Our next vote of thanks goes to Mary Ellen, our cheerful, hard-working business manager. Next year, the financial end of Merciad publication will be upheld by Mary Taylor. Congratulations, Mary! May you be free from the headaches and budget-itis which sometimes harass the business manager of any enterprise. These are our leaders of the past and the future, cooperating to keep THE MERCIAD "The Voice of Mercyhurst,?'

A. A.: Pres., G. Heberle; Vice Pres., E. Reagle; Sec, L. Crowley; Treas., V. Walsh.1 m K j Class|officers have also been chosen: IJ^HHB Seniors: Pres., E. Klos; Vice Pres., E. Jacobs; Sec, A. Kane; Treas., B.iKnapp. ;? %:~m Juniors: Pres., M. Savage; Vice Pres., K. Dineen; Sec, D. Busche; Treas., M. O'Hara. Sophomores:! Pres., D. Rodems; Vice Pres., S. Missmer Sec, A. Cleary; Treas., J. Wad-







panes at either end of the hall. Even the programs were bright flowers—the handiwork of Elinor Klos and a few other members of the Junior Class*!The trellised gardens,? the colorful frocks,^ all -added to the'-beauty of the' evening.? Perhaps' it was (because we always appreciate a thing much more if we almost, lose it that the Prom this year seemed better than ever; perhaps its* because it did represent the work of the girls themselves. But whatever the reason, we feel it was truly worthy of being called a "Mercyhurst Dance."

The war and its hardships were for the time forotten Saturday evening as college girls and their partners danced to the music of Gayle Brown, and his orchestra. The student dining-room underwent a transformation to assume the?appearance of a spring garden and to provide the scene for this year's annual June Prom, sponsored by the Junior class in honor of the Seniors. Decorations for the prom| were the handiwork of the girls themselvs. Bright flowers of all hues decked the walls while colorful prints could be seen through the glass


City, Iowa .. HARRIET MILLOY liked the South so well (havmg studied at Florida State Teachers') that she and Dave have Fl0n heu v w f * V ; vmnmitot home... JEAN FAIRGRAVES and 1 VinCe is L a kEe E ^Grr ^Pv V? e*1* s ^ Superintendent of the 6 i As ^!Q " * * " °dation . . DANUTA, pride of the Class of 43, is now Dr. Danuta and has been appointed to the faculty t h U m v e r s i t y 0f W a r s a w in , l Poland . . . JEANNE GOUGH G o S and three friends have formed a foreign language S i in ConI I could go on and reminisce about our days at Mercyhurst, ?)ut just now Shorty, Jr., must have her walk. Well meet again some day, perhaps for a reunion, where 'everyone may meet and toast the class of '431

g i t ' s said that men talk about in ^practice by working during womenl and i women talk about the summer. Betty Knapp has given Jup'jher ^former position —women; Iso J that's the topic with the "wacky people" at Dixfort today—" Women I andt their mont to try her hand at tomaWoes." toes withfthe HeinzjCompan^ I For instance, I "Snyderbeer" Gretchen and* Anne Kane will f; was dashing wildly to stop the both be busy as stenographers mailman;. she J had J the j wrong in Niagara Falls (poor Gretch! she doesn't'know one key of a letters in the," right envelope! typewriter from another!) And Dot Lynch is tired of writ- Th el ma's excited 1 too, ( n o t ing letters and asks for a little about a - job but about going back toSPuerto Rico.I ^ | ||| action. | 'JKJMi t 1 M. F.'s new formal and feathBut some ^ are able to settle er cut looked extra special at their {problems. Trippe and the Prom,iperhaps because HE Lutie are heading South just as was there to see them. Several soon as college is over. At other HE's weren't fortunate least two of Uncle Sam's|serv- enough to get here. | The Sophs vice men will be happier. Helen were particularly hard up with Dot Busche, Joyce Coleman, Slevinihas found a solution, too, Rosemary Held and Patsy Tooin a phone conversation for half mey the unhappy ones who hopan hour after lights. But Eva ed HE would he here—but in has the best plan yet, for Al vain.; Maybe Joan Berry with came home and'* so did Eva. Brub Mehl again makes up for Pat Buffington won't be so any otfier lack. We hope Pat Conway's prayers that Eddie lonely now that she has that big might be here for graduation picture to keep her company, will be answered; he only has but it does make her dresser to come from Africa. look unbalanced. Betty Young Now you'll have a whole sumdoes best offall for Don seems mer safe from the snooping of your Merciad gossip-getter. We to have some sort of priority hope it will be a happy one 'til on furloughs. Of course, Betty we see you next fall with more doesn't object. idle chatter. More Seniors are getting jobs. Dot Szyplik and Phyllis Summerhof are thrilled about their positions at the* G. E. Ruth Speer will be busy as a junior accountant. Of course, we must have teachers; Kay Tansey and Glo are proud of those jobs—at least Glo might be staying at Mrs. Lutz's Boarding House in Bridgeville. But the Seniors aren't the only one who have jobs; those ambitious Juniors are getting!

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