Volume XV, No. 2 Mercyhurst College, Erie Pa November 22. 1944
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Seniors Plan November Frolic
Onej of the highlights of the pre-Advent and post-Thanksgiving-season will be an affair j given by the Seniors for the J Freshmen. At this time these two classes will really become :•. acquainted; they J will find new - friendships—ones that will enI dure for many years. This event - will take place\ Thursday eve* ning, November 30, under the direction of Anne Kingston, general chairman. It has been hinted that this party will be a combination [indoor and outdoor celebration. Seated from left to right, we find M O'Hara, A. McDermott, Laughter amidst songs ^ ^ and fgames around a bonfire will M. Scullion, A. Kingston, M. O'Connor, M. Savage, and standing: M Su,,ivan L mark the climax of the evening. | » - Crowley—Mercy hurst's WHO'S WHO. J The Seniorslhave been anticip a t i n g this get-together for ; several weeks; they know this J*ill afford them an opportunity -JL t ^ , j. i 1 . , , ,*w oecome better acquainted »<rvitit +u« -ni * _ i , #»witn the Freshman class.
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Speaks on Quatemalo

n yjt T | Mr. John Henry Coon, noted fiM. quirer, photographer, and traveler presented the second Sunday t* lecture of this term ev ening, November 12, in the # allege auditorium. Mr. Coon flighted his audience with the ^ r e s t i n g subject of "Guatea Col rf*fr '" °rful pictures comj ^ e d with gay costumes of * uatemala natives portrayed a Realistic scene of our Central ^ericanfneighbor.

Student Council J Renews Activitie
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lw8 ncil discussed many rel S if "iter ative to the i students' m ¥%t ii <>tion was passed 0Uncil \ °Pen t ° meetings be the *thoi,cw, student body. .ru,,S«10tt£h «. -«««*'"*w *nmjr. Albble * students will not be 8 V t e tf* aue \ ° <» the po v o i c• e _ ^ m*y their ' P^oni °n all matters. \ The m a i n e^ aftP oo n Wa business for the a Sch s the discussion of pr ec Ition cvf° °J t for fthe injec\: °* Parliamentary procedure Pari! an< c a s 8 f^^as A c i d e d* * meetings. ^arliam that copies of taw tary procedure be


P tribut \ eographed, and a11 lenity A *° students and 1 ors *ach D J ' In this way, Mth WiU b e d Pari?" acquainted mentap ^l^spectivl y rules inlhis organization.

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"Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" will list in its roster this year eight ^Mercyhurst College students, members of the Senior Class. The girls receiving this distinction are graded!according!to qualities of leadership, scholarship, personality, and co-operation. One quality is not sufficient; a combination of all four must be present. The girls selected this year are: Mary O'Hara,? Beliefonte, Pa; Margaret Sullivan, Auburn, N. Y.; Loretta Crowley, Ellwood City, Pa.; Margaret O'Connor, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Margay Savage, McKees~~ port, Pa.; Anne Kingston, Erie, Pa.; Margaret Scullion, SalaA. B. Group manca, N. Y.; and Alvina McBegins ew Term Dermott, Belford, N. J. Biographies of outstanding At one of the recent A. B. students in 655 colleges appear gatherings in the Blue Room, annually in "Who's Who." Canstudents discussed the political didates are selected from memproblems of the day; namely, bers of the Senior. Class by a the advantages and disadvan- vote of the faculty. tages of a fourth-term; the All of these have done fine platforms and policies tof the work during their four years predominant political parties!of at Mercyhurst. For their reign Language these United States; the hisuos achievements and abilities they The foreign language clubs, Spanish, French, German, and Ital- tories, in brief, of the Demo- have been awarded one of the cratic and! Republican parties; ian, instead of existing separately, have united and now form the highest honors that could be and the relative values of the Modern Foreign Language Club. On October twenty-fourth the chief presidential candidates as conferred on a college student. 1 To them the students of the 1 first meeting of this new ? organization was held. individuals and as leaders in college extend their heartiest The purpose of this club is to give to all its members a broader our country for the! ensuing congratulations. background of eachj of the countries represented. This will be four years. The A. B.|Club, as a result achieved by having several members from each {department conof this discussion, decided to Z . ,,. „• .„ . , _ ET A. T duct a meeting. In this way, all will unconsciously become ac- have "student election day" to determine the political attitude quaintediwith the customs and cultures of these four nations. ; of the student body. Chosen to advise thevgroup are: Sister M. Mercedes, professor This political analysis, aided of French and Italian; Sister Mary Rachel, instructor of German; by the experience and knowland Mile. De ^Thierry, instructor of Spanish. The following girls edge of Sister M. Loretta, is one Christ the King Chapel will were elected as officers: Marilynne Cooper,(President; Sally Lund, of the many indications of the fulfillment of the purpose of be the scene of a very impresVice-President; Teresa Ann the A. B. Club: "To unite the sive ceremony on December 8 Lennon, Secretary; Ruth E. Sulfields] of the arts into a whole when the Freshmen students of livan, Treasurer; and Jeanne which will make the students Mercyhurst College will be reRoepke, Representative to the realize the immense importance November 22 Thanksgiving of the liberal arts in their own ceived into Our Lady's Sodality. A B rou - - £ Pvacation begins. lives and in their relation to Before the reception all the canOne need not be a language society." Concerts, lectures, dis- didates will have received a few November 23 Thanksgiving. student to join this newly formcussions, and faculty-student weeks' instructions in the hisNovember 30 Senior-Fresh- get-togethers are all a means ed. club. The only requirement tory and organization of the^ man party. to this end. Students are is to have an interest in the December 3 Beginning of urged to enrich their knowledge Sodality. During this time the* many privileges of the associalanguge and to be willing to Advent. of world affairs by active partake an active part in the meet- December 8 — Feast of the Im- ticipation in this Liberal Arts tion, into which they will soon be accepted, will be related to Movement. maculate Conception. ings. them. The prospective soda lists, each carrying a rose and attired in cap and gown, will march in procession to the front of the On December 2, the Reg- serves to consolidate and which it;wan( to foster. Once chapel to offer their bouquet ional Convention of the National strengthen the Catholic Edu- a college succeeds in interesting to the Blessed Mother on her all other member colleges of Federation of Catholic College cational System. feast day—the Feast of the Imthe region in establishing the Students will be held at-NazHow It Operates maculate Conception. areth College, Rochester, New Each Catholic College rn a same commission, it may hold Margaret Sullivan, the preYork. Mercyhurst will send two specified area sends two dele- an annual convention for the student delegates to this' con- gates to a Regional meet where discussion of technical problems. fect of the Sodality, and Dolores vention: Miss Marilynne Cooper, the students exchange ideas The International Relations Club DiVincenzo, the vice prefect, will pin the medal of the ImSenior Delegate; Miss Jeanne on campus activities. Upon re- operates under this plan. maculate Conception over the Future Roepke, Junior 5Delegate. turning to their respective colIf Mercyhurst succeeds with heart of each new sodalist. leges, the delegates give a rePurpose port of the meeting to the stu- her endeavors in the region, These new members, having The hierachy in United States perhaps she can look forward to been received into the Prima dent body. *i favored one strong Catholic a national commission. Such an Prim aria, are afforded many Member colleges of the Lake educational body' to represent honor would enable her to des- graces and indulgences! otherthe Catholic educational inter- Erie Region?are: Nazareth Colseminate information to col- wise' hot received. Niagara University, ests of America. They appealed lege, That evening the students will D'Youville College, Villa Maria leges throughout the country. to the colleges to pool their efmeet in the auditorium to enforts and to work toward a College, Canisius College, and Students! Support the N. F. joy a program in celebration common objective. The colleges St. Bonaventure's. C. C. S. on your campus! of the great feast of the SodalCommissions responded, and the National Each college has a particular Watch for its bulletins in the ity, and to honor the new memFederation of Catholic Colleges bers.! * »l & interest group or commission future! materialized. This organization



Sodality Inducts New, Members December 8


N. F. C. C. S. Holds Convention

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Tojthe Student Body: I | ', § | The Merciad? What is it? It is your paper. It is to be the exEditor (SlQ^^i Assistant Editor pression of your opinions, 'your thoughts, and your desires. An The results of an Rita Rittenhouse 4BmS I Jeanne jjltoepke opportunity is afforded each of you to relate your ideas in "Letters held elect* last I week placed u to the Editor." It is not necessary for you to be a master in the - saret O'Connor at the head] art of literary writing—all we want is your own opinion in your pthe Mercyhurst Little %>' Published monthly by the students of Mercyhurst College own words. gpolores DiVincenzo is the News Editor Ruth E. Sullivan What did you think of the presidential election? What are representative to Student (V Feature Editor Mary Doyle your feelings toward extra-curricular activities? What new ideas cil and* will also act as J Literary Editor £ Barbara Fleming have you that may be beneficial tojthe school, your class, or your president ofjthe group. <w Art Editors N. Hirtle, G. Middleton friends? Don't] talk about these'things with your roommate or ine Gavanaugh was elected Business Manager Marie Wolman keep them within yourself. Write them down! cording secretary; Mary J We want The M ciad to be an expression of the personality will serve as corresponding! Contributors: M. Savage. M. Scullion, T. Lennon, M. Cooper, L. retary for the coming yearl Crowley, E. Fitzgerald, P. Ferry, M. Mohr, P. Dengate, J. and spirit of Mercyhurst students. Won't you help us out? The Editor. Wadlinger, P. Sullivan, M. O'Connor, M. 1. Kinnemey, S. The ^Mercyhurst Little TkJ Conrad, K. Connolly, J. Berry, M. Masterson, S. Brigham, P. ter functions along with Janus Clu b as part of N.P.ccJ White, L. Writer, N. Cooper, M. Gould, J. Schanbacher, M. E. Lake Erie Regional Conunii Fitzgerald, M. O'Hara. Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Just smell (mentally, of on the Catholic Theater. Business Staff :| D. Harrington, M.| A. Harrison, A. Devine, D. course) that turkey roasting in the oven! And as you sit in your The purpose of the CaM | j Donatelli, H. Fabian, P. Ferry, E. Reagle, V.|Walsh, D. Lynch. easy chair, can't you just picture all the other food that completes Theater Movement is to ft that wonderful Thanksgiving menu: creamy mashed potatoes, the; writing and production 1 a stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green peas, yellow corn, and good Christian drama* This pr pose is fulfilled by the CatM mince-meat pie? And doi you Theater Commission at Mij) et. recognize all those familiar Many years ago, a comparatively small group of people faces sitting around the table, hurstJthrough the combined* ymn bowed their heads in thanksgiving for all\ that God had eagerly waiting to begin ? Just The sea sang sweetly to the forts of the Janus Club, M production end of the prograJ shore given them. These settlers were thankful for a safe look at all the food that is being the Mercyhurst Little TheilJ Two hundred years ago: brought to the table. You'd To weary pilgrim-ears it bore service')unit designed to aid ct o j journey to America and for the freedoms which are ennever know, from that mind's leges, schools, and parish orA welcome, deep and low. joyed only in a free country. To these people, thanksganizations; and the varied eye view, that there is a war giving was a time for showing their gratefulness to God going on, a war with its food They gathered, in the autumnal classes in the curriculum wi h n deal extensively^ with the stud calm, forfall Hejjhad done for t h e m . They h a d enjoyed so few rationing and all the other rml To their first house of prayer; and writing of English da i privileges in t h e i r m o t h e r countries t h a t t h e y t r u l y ap- small discomforts and inconAnd softy rose their Sabbath veniences, would you? preciated everything they received. psalm But suppose that we take a On the wild woodland air. We Express \ Today, how much j does the day called Thanksgiving minute right now and recall mean to us? Will it be just another day; or will we prove Our Gratitude 1 something that did j!remind us The Ocean took the echo up; that we, too, are thankful ? We, the people of America, if It rang from tree to tree: of this global war! It was that This year, upon their retnfl And praise, as from an incensewe simplyllook^at the!situations in foreign lands and all to Mercyhurst, members of * headline in last night's newscup, I I | ) student body found a oe the suffering there,[must realize that we have much for lv W I paper, "Greek People Starving." Poured over earth and sea. which to be thankful. On this Thanksgiving Day, let us surprise. During their smw unj Those pictures of little children vacation, a bevy of worked all bow our heads in prayer and realize the true meaning crying in the street because They linger yet upon the breeze, painters, and decorators sw of giving thanks. Let us all join in a fervent prayer that The hymns our fathers sung: they were hungry didn't leave They rustle in the roadside into the halls of the school ^ next year at this time|bur families will again be united changed the. South Parlor W much doubt in our mind about trees, for I a more joyous, but none the less grateful, Thanksa? place of splendor, b a tj e nf the shortage of food in Europe And give each leaf *a tongue. giving. I and charm. and other parts of the globe. The redecoration of the W The grand old sea is maoning 851 And do you| remember that 0* Parlor was made po yet pnewsreel which showed the long through the generosity tf °* |With music's mighty pain: benefactors, Dr. and Mrs. M * bread lines, and the happy faces No chorus has risen, to fit rice E. Sullivan, parents H H a v e you ever stopped t o count t h e n u m b e r of times of those who came away with Its wondrous anthem-strain. Ruth Elaine Sullivan. The & * you gripe about t h i n g s in one day ? I t seems t h a t t h a t only |one loaf of bread ? They livans chose this generous When human hearts, are tuned as a means of showing the nip is t h e t h i n g t o do n o w a d a y s ; for, w i t h t h i s w a r on, we a r e were thankful for^the little bit to Thine, esteem with which they i&\ being deprived of so m a n y t h i n g s — n o t enough b u t t e r o r they received. Are we ^really Whose voice is in the sea, our Alma Mater and the #* eggs, too little sugar, n o t i r e s , n o dances, n o | m e n ! T h e r e thankful for what food we have, Life's murmuring waves a song work it is doing. is a s h o r t a g e of t h i s and a s h o r t a g e of t h a t ! W e really and for what we will eat on divine Our deepest thanks to Shall chant, 0 God, to Thee! h a v e it tough, don't w e ? Can't a n y t h i n g be done about Thanksgiving Day? We say: —Lucy Larcom. and Mrs. M. E. Sullivan t h i s situation? H e r e we are, young college women missing "Certainly we are." But we o u t on t h e very t h i n g s for which we waited t o grow up. must show our thanks. Thanksgiving means a day on which Oh why, oh why, does everything happen to us? Not too long ago, an American soldier wrote the following ^ we have an opportunity to thank Well, Sit isn't easy to tell you why everything happens J God for all our benefits. The to his mother on the eve of an invasion: "Some of us to us—why everything good happens to us. Yes, everywounded; others will die; but the group will have a great tr ^ Pil rim t h i n g good! Let u s stop and t h i n k for j u s t one .moment. ^ s knelt in a prayer of Mom, if I'm wounded, 111 return to Africa; if I die, I sn T h i n k about t h e boys you know t h a t a r e fighting a t t h i s f thanks before beginning their my God—. Would you deny me that joy?" ; ^ t That soldier could have been questioning anyone of u* g< v 1 moment for*, their country and for you,; your b r o t h e r s , first Thanksgiving Dinner. Let tne y P° r t f flS uncles, cousins, and sweethearts. W e r e any of t h e m fin us remember to go to Mass, this month of November which is dedicated to lthouv Few persons, indeed, enter upon the Beatific Vision witn school when t h e y were drafted for service? Did they and to thank God for all His passing through the flames of purgatory. A hero son tt s h a t e to leave t h a t school more t h a n a n y t h i n g else? Did g ™ * s | bestowed on us, and to from the fiery caldron of war, and his soul is speeded to e J J| you stop to t h i n k w h y t h e y h a t e d t o leave t h a t school j pray, too, for victory and peace Is his soul speeded immediately to eternal peace? We j so that soon there will be a earth can hasten that eternal peace by performing a hero so much when t h e y were always complaining about i t an act of charity. Generous hearts will offer up all tti ^ a Thanksgiving Day celebrated all before t h a t ? The reason was?because t h e y realized then works, penances, and indulgences for the release of the a _ ^ over the world. t h a t their l greatest opportunity in life was being taken souls. Though God is "J^JJ nothing defiled can obtain i away from them. They were beginning t o understand nal peace; so the souls m J I Letter to the Ed t h a t school w a s not all drudgery, t h a t t h e r e was a g r e a t main in cleansing **? satisfaction in t h e accomplishments derived from h a r d D e a r E d i t o r . atonement has been mad • ^ I work. They were beginning to understands t h a t their I SAt Mercyhurst as well as in every college of the country, the Wouldn't it be easier w J whole futures were dependent upon w h a t t h e y would de- "rights^of seniority" is a respected tradition. How happens the atone for that boy's » w ^ sudden open disregard of a fact and a position for which a class saying indulgenced asp ^ rive from their education. to V P has worked three long years? than to give way ra) I They foundlthat out too late. We stilifhave time t o reSince when do frosh and sophs and juniors barge ahead of and excuses? Our V-jp alize t h e advantages we have a t hand and to benefit by seniors into chapel doors, lounge doors, and just plain doors? united with the Holy *» p I k them. I t is not too late for u s to be thankful t h a t God Since when have the two large "senior tables" been occupied by of the Mass through** J other classes while seniors sit in the rear of the dining room? world, can satisfy GodSJ f gave us p a r e n t s who aspired t o send us to a Catholic cole repair and? cancel th rftfV Since when and why a lot of things? I lege, t h a t H e made it possible for them t o realize their The Senior Class deserves the respect of the other classes—at temporal punishment, a pHl aspirations, t h a t H e gave us t h e ability* to benefit by least the consideration for the position it holds as the oldest group the soul of every «*** j 6 soldier from imprison* ^ j t h e s e previous gifts. No, it is not^too late; so let us really of the student body. How about it? Would you deny tw Sincerely yours, .} be thankful. Let us give thanksgiving in our hearts, in joy? ™ "A Little Sister" our minds, in our actions, and, most of all, in our prayers.

Little ecrferi Continues

A Day of Opportunity


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Don't Deny Them That Joy





November 22, 1944

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At the first; fall meeting of | t h e I. R. C, under the presic vx wie 0 dency of Sally Lund, there was * ~'^ ~„ - r\ V ° Pmion that "God a discussion on Federal Insurwas our co-pilot that day. Lt. Raymond A. Guerrein U.S.A.A F England. f ance. Book reviews were given by Misses Sally Lund and BarOur chaplain said something at Mass this morning t h a t i r i l never bara Fleming. ibrgekf If we die for something we love, something we know is right, we won't mind dying, because it's the way we've been taught Janus Club to live." It.makes sense, doesn't i t ? I guess that's how we all feel Some are still reminiscing the Cpf. George H. Flood USMC, South Pacific. j £ > Halloween Party which the Jai You'll probably be surprised to hear from me, but something nus Club sponsored. Dressed in ludicrous costumes, everyone opened the other day that reminded me of a certain young lady a certain dance, and I had to write. We didn't have much time to had fun. In fact, it may be the get acquainted in one short evening, b u t you'll never know what an beginning of an annual affair. impression you made. So much has happened since then that it English Club seems like years ago, and right now I'd give anything for just On November 14, the English one dance at Mercyhurst. P. F . C. Donald s B. Schmidle USMC South Pacific. ' Club held its second fall meet5 i ing with Miss Margaret O'ConI did get to Mass a few Sundays fago. Gosh, but itffelt great to nor presiding. The program centbe able to get inside a church again. I had practically forgotten ered around Catholic books and authors. Refreshments were jf how to act, and almost clapped when the priest finished his serserved to the guests and memmon. I was so thankful that I was able to go, I didn't even whistle (Continued on Page 4) at any girls, on the way back to the ship. Ensign J ohm J. Howe, USNR, France. |

Our plane came back all alone, and so full of holes it looked like a sieve. Every engine had been h i t and one was completely out We were over the North Sea for two and a half hours with no

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I. R. C.

A Turkey


When November comes in the fall of the year, We mortals know we have nothing to fear, But have you ever looked a t the other side ? A t the poor *lil bird who must sulk and hide. From the shadow of death in an axe's shape And from which death, there is no escape, For from t h e axe they cannot flee Thanksgiving dinner is their destiny. Since the Pilgrims landed so long ago And the horn of plenty began to flow, Poor Mr. Turkey has been mainly the buffer He is the one who has had to suffer. They s t a r t treating him well long before the day Which gives the old bird a cause to be gay, They fixihis every ache and pain, Then fatten him u p on feed and grain. Along in November comes the day Mr. Turkey says farewell I to his life so gay, Off comes his head and his feathers too, And into the oven t o bake and t o stew. A t the passing of the turkey we shed not a tear For the fattened bird dinner brings plenty of cheer, The delights of the feasts do not need stressing There's nothing as good as turkey and dressing. And so ends his life of loving and living, i So eat up, Mr. Turkey, soon comes Thanksgiving.


At present we are quartered in a coconut grove . . . a beautiful South Sea setting in every espect . . . blazing hot in the daytime; thej? daily rain keeps jus supplied with mud and assorted insects and animals; and last but not? least, we?have our special enemy. It's about a fifty-fifty bet at the latest, whether a falling coconut or a ap will prove the nemesis. Bounds like a comic strip, but - the former really are dangero u s . Cpl. Donald J. Kasperek, USA, New Britain. & I




The Huchet and Shovel

As Told By: Oscar The Talking Doll, Who Sees All, i J "Knows All,,; and Tells Everything I How I love Autumn, with its brightly colored leaves, rustling an( r ' l gay Seniors roaming our halls once more, wiser than is eve J r after their practice teaching! Ailer rv' e" e's Rosemary Held, most welcome wheri she]brought that __ A Sraham-cracker pie to the seniors one weekend.^ So much happens wer weekends here! For example, what three Sophs dated the jj Bradford High football stars over ascertain, recent weekend ? guess! If u Ito y ° can't, ask M. J. about "the fellas." Mercedes A win beck had such a grand time at Grove City that she was er ~ T ? reluctant to leave. Marg O'Connor flew through the air with a onae r ^* Corps m a n the other day, and she, Margie Ackeran am J *> M * Maryellen Knauer enjoyed Hal£ Mclntyre's orchestra a t e C | p "Mere" to the utmost! Dot Donatelli and Helen Fabian say the P I P boys they m e t a t t h e Dedication of t h e new school a r e very PJ^f^now about t h a t ? Mary J o Smith and Sally Brigham have r yea weekend furloughs very much and* lucky Barbara * Fleming A ° Buffalo for a Canisius College prom. Helen Martin r e .1 j . a ".',• ^ , dozen red roses fromSher friend J i m and went home last

Have you been looking for a novel which is in keeping with the times—one that will satisfy your desires for adventure, excitement, and love? Kay Boyle, the*author of thirteen books, and twice the winner of the 0 . Henry Memorial Prize for the best short story of the year, has written aL book, Avalanche, published in 1944, which contains all of these elements. To give you an idea of the interest that is in store for you in this book I present the following synopsis: In the blacked-out train passing through "unoccupied" France sits a young American girl, Fenton Ravel, who has come to search for her lover, Bastineau, who disappeared after the coming of the enemy. There are two men who have been in her constant presence in the train. Wherever Fenton turns they are at hand: De Vaudois, the imperious Swiss with the cold, intelligent eyes and the scar on his cheek; and Jacqueminot, the faun-like young Frenchman, a newcomer to the village. She cannot tell whether they want to \ help her or to destroy her. Because of her love for Bastineau, Fenton continues to search for him, ignoring the

warning of the guides who intimate that, for anyone seeking Bastineau, death waits in the mountain. Finally, on a dangerous AlExchange pine train, roped to the man Shoulders stooped a s if under a great weight, a dilapidated felt she now recognizes a s a n enehat pulled down t o a point almost coverging with a worn and my, F e n t o n solves t h e mystery frayed collar of a tattered coat, shoes .battered into shapelessness, of Bastineau's disappearance. On and torn, ragged trousers, splattered with mudfand grease, and her courage and fast thinking somewhat changed in color to a repulsive green—the green of depends t h e safety of t h e enheavy grass stains—this was the stranger that passed me in t h e tire village and of a vital link street. To see him was adequate reason to turn aside; t o watch in t h e French underground. t h a t painful, fagging gait was to envision a nomad wanderer, who, *What she did and how she having Host his camel, is forced to traverse t h e shifting desert did i t can only be answered, m y sands until overtaken by death. This man was indeed a wanderer dear reader, by the actual reading of the book. I will not r e - with nothing in his pockets but ragged holes. veal the answer. You must find Then, a s I watched him plodding down the street, a peculiar it yourself. incident occurred, for instead of turning the corner which would nd s e e a Bobi W e i i a i 1 right! have takenlhim out of sight into obscurity, he ascended t h e stone Our thanks to Miss Frances stairwaytto his left, passed through the small welcoming arch and 1S e $ the TJ ^ ^ Sullivan's secret for reducing from what she w a s a t Honeck who represented u s so knelt in a little pew of St. Paul's Chapel. p ll0Ween Party well a t t h e reception of Archff o c h t o l w h a t she i s n o w ? How did t h e beautiful Dtus bishop Cicognani. His entrance into t h e small chapel affected me like the welrf' tim . (Margie Puchner) captivate \her handsome brave, in come sun bursting through t h e t eert • these? Dressed a s a sailor, Sue* Conrad resembled a % h artbeat i n sheaves of thunderheads. Led on 1 And*? f Ann Nickum s life—could i t have been Ted? u by curiosity, I went u p after ean V Tu *^ Erwin make a cute w a r v e t e r a n ? him into t h e church. With t h e $• 1^ w handsome soldier whofpinned his wings on Joanne Videtto? removal of his indescribable gerald - r b r o t h wuitter, ana mat is trie truxn, tnis time: ASK. JUIV r i w revue was given by the stu11 years ago .jg iutleraM ^ * U.c b | Sophomoret h corresponds frequently with h e r future e r , and a t is t h e truth, this time! Ask Lib Fitzwl hat, he had suddenly changed. niAfu A /] Mother- i _w# ,- ave '"other.** . . *. __ _ - . Nov. 20, 1933 . . . The first dents for the guests. Against a His head w a s encircled by a 1933 H o fJLt *? ** you heard t h a t it was Mary Doyle's marine 0ok I meeting of the Dramatic Or- background of fall decorations multitude: of blonde waves, his that ~~ 0 6 Green I s l a n d ? ! J u s t like t h a t ! Lee Riley will tell you IN!\ thriu v ^ 1 1 8 gardeniasl wired from Naples is quite a ganization was held in the au- and color, tea was served in the visage, though shadowed, began % tt) 0u to glow with reawakened life, student dining room. li^JW * should have a whiff of Eileen Klempay's new perfume; uiwuuiu. The yyear's -JMU««Uditorium. «.«c c a i o producand his body expanded t o burstnt rge 9 years ago . . . onp sent it from France. Congratulations J TStonev \ George sent it from France. Congratulations to Mary tions and schedule were planned ing with a sigh that seemed not er sol J Wag 8 i t a i r e is lovely! Now w e know why Gerry Baker and the adoption of "Wardrobe I. . Cer anxious to Nov. 7, 1935 . .1 Marie Hous- of the material flesh but of the A taini y c a m make ijthe hockey team—those Edinboro trips Day" was discussed for the pur- ton, soprano, presented the first immortal soul."And then, as he r 1 ple^ d ^ Came in handy. We're wondering if Kay Connolly was »il«_ ® i n \\ar\A\T W e ' r e wnnHOTino* i f K a v C o n n o l l v w a s or n w o t when she m e t her former pupils with their report pose of gathering costumes. concert of the season at Mercy- knelt devoutly there, his whole cards. Rules were given for joining. hurst. Miss Houston sang se- being fully devoured by prayer, |*I saw just how much better a e a e you Cm. - y- - Urley UP in the a i r now with a few questions. Should Nov. 25, 1933 . . . After lections from Mexican, Old Eng- man he was than I. Here was a a Ce / Hain <.? Relieve the fortune teller's news, and why should a lapse of three years the a n - lish, German, Indian, and Ital- soul, lost like the Arab upon the ree b fiv / For J r ^ " y - e piece of tfaper exciteSally Lund? material sands of the world, but nual benefit bridge tea j ^ was ian folk songs in costume. 0re np-to-the-minute news, tune in^next month! glorified in its love of God. 1 Nov. 22, 1936. The Mercyagain held a t Mercyhurst. A s By now, (Continued on Page 4) a [novelty entertainment, a style Oscar. •The Stilus.

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1. A blue convertible,!one Naval Med student from the Smokey City, and her picture in one of the newspapers from that same city—all this and freckles, too! 2. The gal who sports the blonde Vogue hair-do; efficiency plus —vice president of her class—you'll find her in the studio hiding behind her palette and canvas. 3. This cutie with the Gibson girl pomp, finds the front deck porch is definitely not the place * for farewells with Ithe ICoast Guard. 4. "Just a Kid Named Joe," "I Came Here to Talk for Joe," 'Taradiddle Joe," "Watcha Know Joe?"—just favorite "all time ole timers" this little Senior plays over and over both on the vie and in her mind. "Tempus is Fugiting" 5. She's had more than one room-mate who tangled with orange blossoms and wedding bells—could be that she is a good luck (Continued from Page 3) charm for Senior hopefuls, hurst Sodality played hostess 6. Our Shorty with the contagious laugh—sleeps in the upper to sixty guests at a bridge story, hands out wings and men free for nothin'—'cept that certain party held in the Roost. Re- Gunga Din who keeps running from "Montezuma to Tripoli." freshments were served, and 7. My gosh, another blonde! By the way, those Army Air Corps bridge and bingo were enjoyed Wings look super in her hair, and did you ever see such a fiend by the guests. The purpose of for jive? And, no foolin', she's just oodles of fun. the party was to bring the 8. Willowy, brief braids topped with big bows, twinklin' brown Sodalities of the city closer to-| eyes—you can't mistake her. We sympathize with our gal who, Sgether. as the innocent first offender, was caught in the!wrong surroundings at the wrong time. 8 years ago . . . Nov. 8, 1936 . M Mercyhurst 9. Why have a man around? Silly question, I know; but if College chapel was dedicated you'll take J second best, whiz down to the lounge and grab that with an impressive ceremony by sharp clil' Freshman who can really dance—and, what's more the Rt. Rev. John Mark- Gan- important, lead as good as any fellow! non, Bishop of Erie. The chapel 10. And there's always that swell Junior who has the most was dedicted to Christ the "one-der-ful" knack of finding the oddest things in the funniest King, and its donor, Mrs. James places. Could be she was looking for something different! And E. O'Neil, was present at the say, did you ever hear of anyone leaving her lights on and door ceremonies. open to make 11 p. m. social calls ?
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Field hockey is in full swing at Mercyhurst. On October 25 and November 4 the hockey team, with Miss Gallager acting as instructor and Loretta Crowley as captain, played its f i r s t two g a m e s at Edinboro State Teacher's College. Tuesday, November 7, found the Edinboro girls at Mercyhurst challenging us on our own field. After an exciting game in cold and rain, the teams were served a delicious luncheon in the colorfully decorated Lounge.'. To conclude the season's games, the Mercyhurst team attended a play-day at Allegheny College in Meadville onf November 11. If you didn't make the hockey team this fall, don't be discouraged. Basketball will soon be in progress, and everyone is 'invited to participate. Come on, Freshies, show your school spirit by attending basketball practice; >and, who knows, perhaps you will be one of the lucky girls making the team.
Our congratulations to the new cheerleaders who are doing such a good job: Suzan Conrad, Gerry Baker, Joyce| Elliott, Eve Patrick, Margarette James, Betty Norton, Shirley Sommerhof, and Dottie Donatelli.

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Whether we know it or not, there is in us a hidden soul that is waiting to be released. The term, soul, here, does not necessarily refer to religion; it can mean all the hidden inspirations, desires, and' thoughts which have arisen within us, but which! have not as yet been expressed. This hidden soul of ours is not only waiting, but anxious, to be redemmed from captivity, for, until now, it has been enslaved by our self-consciousness,

by our fear of what others will say for think. Each little inspiration would love to be solidified on a piece of paper; our noble desires are longing to be fulfilled; our immediate thoughts yearn to be put into words. When little ideas that seem to make sense come to our minds we should jot them down They may come in handy to write a {theme. If we have a sudden urge to bend down and speak to some little child on the street, is it reasonable to hesitate because of what our so-called friends might say°

Too, we ought not to hesitate to exclaim? over the beauty of a sunset, even though those around us may not understand how that beauty makes us feel deep inside. There will [be a ransom to pay in order to release these exuberant emotions of ours. They cannot be freed without some work, without a lot of prayer, or without much, much, thought. But, if we pay the ransom, we will certainly be rewarded with^j great dividends, not| only here on earth, but hereafter in Heaven by God!

The regular monthly meed of the 0. G. A. was held N vember 15. Miss Anne Devi] discussed and answered <ra| tions on the "G. I. Billf Rights." Miss Sally Hanrahi gave a short talk on the "His tory of hte Typewriter." M i T Leora Riley reminded the group] of the story of Thanksgiving] Day and recited an appropriate poem for the holiday. Excerpts of letters from 0. G. A. Au lm nae were read by Sr. Mr ay Esther. Miss Marie W l a omn •[presented to the members«an interesting article, "I Sing o f Secretaries." The meeting ws a closed with {an advertisement quiz game.

The looking glass almost fooled us several times recently Thosel "how-much-they-look-alike" sisters of "Tay" Schott, H Patrick, and Betty Marshall kept us glancing back to make sure we weren't seeing! double, j



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Wasn't the movie "Going My Way" a real! surprise 1 » * ! one of the nicest things that has happened this year. Hana chiefs were pulled out of pockets-even for those who bad ; it four or five times, bigns "wasn't it wonderful?" «" I t h e auditorium after the sho» Now, what we'd like to to* J Comes November. So let's talk turkey about what makes a well- how was the movie kept • I dressed gal tlie "apple of his eye" for a campus co-ed or a visiting •secret!



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1. Nancy Smith. 2. Gloria Middleton. 3. Connie Schneider. 4 . | D . A. Harrington. 5. Marie Wolman. 6. Dot Lynch. 7. M. L. Farrell. 8. Rita Brocke. 9. Margarette James. 10. Cathy Cavanaugh.

^Quadratus labii inferioris— depressor septi — buccinator. What's this—Latin class? No, what you've beenjhearing from some of our students isn't any passage from Caesar. It's only the physiology -students trying to learnlwhether the buccinator mucles is in the face or in the leg. You've got me!

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