Volume XVI, No. 4 M Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. February 27, 1946

S.O.S. PLANSl FETE Retreat Held FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY Feb ruary 14-17 JEvery true Irishman is looking forward eagerly to the St P«t
Thursday evening, February P S ^ f e M f e ^ - ' Mercyhursfs Home Econom-" 14, the annual Mercyhurst Coljcs Club, is planning for Thursday, March 14. Thef organization has chosen this as its annual project and is anxious for the stu- lege retreat was opened. Each dents and faculty of Mercyhurst t o see and taste its cooking. The year one week-end is set aside green and*white color scheme for St. Patrick's Day, and also the for this religious function, durschool colors, will be carried out in the decorations as well as in ing which the girls remove W menu. Final plans for the occasion are? not yet set, but mem- themselves from all worldly afj e bers of the club are planning an "extra" delicious luncheon. It fairs and concentrate on their promises to be a big day at Mercyhurst for all who are partial spiritual lives. Mass each mornMeml>er of the cast of "I'llf Leave It To You ing, conferences, and spiritual to wonderful food. 8 are: front row, Bri ham N reading were the highlights of Vu* ' - Hirlle, J. Knauer, Miss Mildred Curtin, the daily fretreat program; I White; second row, J. Carlson, L. IThe members of the Quantity Cookery* Class, Joan Gibbons, retreat rarbell, CifReynolds, C. Teresa Sick, and Janette Fournier will be in charge of preparing strict silence was also observed, Schneider, A. Vicks, M. Doyle, i the main course of the meal, and other members of the S.O.S. so that medication could lb e poshub will assist them in the planning and preparation of the food. sible. All Catholic president stu dents were required to make the Committee Chairmen Named retreat, while those of other I The chairmen and co-chairmen of the various committees sects were invited MILDRED CURTIN DIRECTS COWARD PLAY to particifor this affair are'? as follows: decoration, Alice Murphy Htelen pate. February 28 and March 1 the Janus Club will produce its annual Martin; food, Janette Fournier, Mary Ellen Johnson; tickspring play under the direction of Miss Mildred Curt in. The comeets, Helen Jean Walters, Jean Marie Erwin; publicity, Joan The Reverend Ignatius Mcdy, "I'll Leave It To You,"|is the story of the high middle-class Gibbons, Mary Louise Moore, and Teresa Sabella. Donough, a ^Franciscan Father English family who is completely penniless, but is incapable of fThis'St. Patrick's^Lay lunch- from Saianack, New York, was doing anything about it until an uncle comes from America and eons will be well worthfthe price the able director and jhelpful promises to leave his fortune to whoever in the family makes good. Haydn Duo being charged for the tickets. counselor. The three-day retreat The cast will include: Connie Schneider, Sylvia; Carol Reynolds, Many other details were decid- was brought to a close at Bene- Mrs. Dermott; Mary Doyle, Mrs. Crombie; Natalie Hirtle, EvanPresents Concert diction Sunday | afternoon. ed upon at this month's S.O.S. — geline; Sally Brigham, Faith; $ —S, M. i The Haydn Irish Harp Duo meeting which will add f to the Phyllis White, Joyce; Jim Carlpresented its concert a t Mercy- day's fun. From this day forson, Bobbie; Al Vicks, Uncle hurst Sunday evening, Feb. 24. ward keep watching the main The Senior Class of Mercy- Daniel; John Knauer, Oliver. p s was ;• the fifth program in bulletin Jboard for further nohurst College announces the anCommittee chairmen are: prcyhurst's concert and lec- tices concerning this gala event. eacners e nual benefit card party and tea Stage Manager, Nancy Smith; ture | series. It's a date then—luncheon ?towhich willl be held soon after Stage Crew, Joan Lutz; Propgether on Thursday, March 14. erty, Peggy Ferry. Tickets, Our destination was Acade- the Easter* Holidays. | Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cus* D. B. my High School. Our conveyThe proceeds of this function Mary Jane Masterson; Ushers, knee, the Haydn Irish Harp ance was Dr. Relihan's automo will be added to the gate fund Dorothea Smith. W with their quaint little bile. Our attire was as business- of the college. Get your reserWs, are heirs to the ancient Noel Coward Is Author enior ass like as possible. Our attitude vations early! art °f harp playing. They preNoel Coward himself put the was one of expectation. We besented an unusual program. Entertains Frosh came suddenly aware that our play on in London when only eir r repertoire varied greatly, awe orune Sunday evening, February 10, outlook on education had reachtwenty-one years old. From the Muding early 17 th century at 8 o'clock, the Senior class ed! a turning point. For years time he was a BinaU boy, Cowlrs Gives Lecture ard was deeply interested in f >| standard compositions and played hostess to the Freshmen we had been the pupils, the re^temporary works. The poet- at a Valentine party held in the ceivers of information. Now, Thursday afternoon, Februa- musicals, operas, and plays, and lcal ry 7, Madame Louise Brune, {finally became a playwright appeal of the harp and its auditorium. we were about to change our or formerly of Paris, lectured and himself. After considerable tu[f y combined to .make this a The invitations were little in- view point from that of a pupil demonstrated on the topic, "I toring on the part of Gilbert F%htful program. dividual red hearts touched off to that of a teacher. The thought Dress The Character," in the Miller on playz construction, he by white, ruffled paper lace. that in no time we would be , Mrs. Custance is a well-known Mercyhurst Auditorium. worked on an idea given "to him C0 The same motif was carried out doing our practice teaching set jcert harpist, with many notShe was educated in New by Miller, and created the play, in the decorations. Card tables our heads whirling. "Practice b,e * appearances to her credit. York, London, Paris, Rome Uni- 'Til "Leave It to You," written were arranged around the audi- Teaching!" The very word r - Custance, a harpist and versity, and Vienna, where she in just a few weeks' time. torium in the shape of a heart. makes|me dizzy. a F «ist, holds a degree of Bachstudied sculpture, painting, It was first given a try out They were covered with white fashion designing, and psycho- production at the Gaity Theal* of Music from the Boston tablecloths sprinkled with red Meeting for the first time the l o g y . I pversity, where he specializter, Manchester, in 1919. After teachers we were to| observe hearts. ed m Upon her return to America, being a tremendous success school music. 1 A large table at the front of held a note of anxiety. "In her, she opened a school in New rests our happiness next se- York and continued her indi- there, Coward had no intentions ^ e harp is t h e oldest known the auditorium was covered with u mester," was what we were vidual method of instruction of of letting his first play "die a sicai instrument, having e x - a tablecloth designed to match thinking. After we had met her, independent designing. Her stu- natural death"; in just two and W in every land and age. It those on the small tables. A we knew all our fears had been dies had enabled her to bring a half months following the unique red and white valentine U ie8 a u n i q u e th° Kposition in 6 in vain, because all of the teach- out perfection of line in spite Manchester try-out, it was preb Nftory of music. It is agreed centerpiece set off the table sented at the New Theater in ers Dr. Relihan chose for us of any defects in the figure. ritics ^ thatgthe harp is one covered with food. Members of 0{ London. the sophomore class served the were grand. A nationally known fashion th Prominent instruments of First" Mixed Cast * Present time and will be group. The menu consisted of Going to Academy was an ex- writer called her a "Sculptress ** more appreciated in the punch, tea sandwiches, cookies, perience in itself. For several of Fabric." In explaining this •Til Leave It to You" will be e f and valentine ice cream. of the girls, it was 1 he first title, Madame Brune said: presented in the Mercyhurst * R. E. S. time they had ever been in a "Beauty is eternal and we all auditorium. It is composed of public school, much less a co- possess comeliness fcand grace. the first mixed cast in the hiseducational one! Isn't the school- I drape fabric and work with it?' tory of the college. General adbig? Will I ever be able to find as I would chisel marble." mission will be $1.00, but stuShe has lectured widely both j dent tickets may be purchased my way around? When|the bell JeStHdentfCouncil started the year in a whirl of business and y rang we felt like five little rai- here and abroad. She speaks for $.60 M.fc. C?i * Uppermost in the minds of all is their project of obtamwith authority on color and azers w sins in a big rice pudding. obL ith the school insignia. Sample blazers have been lines and design because she f r o m se H tt veral companies. As soon as one is decided upon Our qualms| being over, the knows her subject thoroughly. ne student body, orders will be-taken. Juniors who are preparing 1 —N. F. T (ZoteHcCax new and * Post office rules went into effect a few weeks ago, themselves for the teaching proa C the «,A~e r h a s i .. r o v e d , T« a v o i :d congestion, it is imperative fession (or just "getting experi— m SYMPATHY rd o February 28,I March 2 Janus fhatUT ° r u l e s P The faculty and Student ience") have settled down to the (1) R he observed: Club Play til ail to the Mail Office un body wish to extendi their quiet routine of going down to Students may bring out-going m deepest sympathy to Sr. M. , 8:80 a m March 6—Ash Wednesday Academy once a week. That is, 2) Geraldine on the death of ^ d e n t s ' a r e not% permitted in* the Mail Office hall from we're settled down when we March 16 — Student-Faculty 80 her father; to Sr. M. Lig( N i; O a.m. to 10:30 a.lm. *M .*.„ aren't rushing to catch a bus, Basketball Game W) owci on the death of her or dashing back to make a class, J * m 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., students are not to use the et brother: and to Sr. M. or answering innumerable querIV *** °wer stairs between first and second floors. * March 17—St. Patrick's Day, Clotilda whose mother passb r a r y 1 ies as to why|we'rej"so dressed kel "ours have been lengthened for * • J ^ * ° ^ S.O.S. Luncheon ed away recently. 8 ft koo? - On weekdays, the library has extended its hours from up 10 J. F. 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays, it now opens at 10:00 a. m.
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Dear Editor: Blanche Monteveille has contributed a new| and authentic Life of Therese of the Child Jesus. The title selected, "The Rose Unpetaled,"|is that chosen by Therese herself for the poem in winch she sough t$to sum|up her own life's dream, imagining herself as the rose unpetaled. It was a symbol o f | h e r eagerness to immolate herself for Christ entirely, in the (purest love. Glancing into the life of Therese of the Child Jesus | w e clearly see her Way was that of trusting confidence and complete self-oblation, blended by a supernatural love until she died in the very ecstasy of this great love, l i t is surprising the similarity between Therese and the Blessed Mother, for itjwas out of love t h a t Mary also died. That resemblance to Mary we further behold in the charm of her purity, in the beauty of her soul, and in thefsweetness with which she enduredtdifficult sac-

February 27

Editor—Jeanne Roepke Assistant Editors Ruth E. Sullivan Lillian \ Writer Mary I, Kinnerney Barbara Fleming

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I wonder if the Mercyhurst students ever thought of n J the residence halls. I'm sure we could find some excellent \ .1 tutes for "first floor," "second floor," and "third floor." w ] ! it be more collegiate to say, for example, Rosary Hall inste H "Third Floor?" Let's put our heads together and really drear! ap something nice. Perhaps a campaign or contest would help us to selectfth I propriate names. Why doesn't The Merciad conduct the conto ^ Of course, in submitting the names, we should try to select na that mean something to Mercyhurst and to the student body iv is just a suggestion; what's your idea? Third*Floor ResidJ Editor's Nole: The Merciad staff would like to hear some J the comments and suggestions students may have concerning th project.

Art Editor Jean ^ r w i n Business Manager | Virginia Walsh Editorial Staff: N. Ferraro, H. Martin, J. Videtto, S. Brigham, M. Cummiskey, M. Dengate, J. Fournier, M. Mohr, M. Pugh, J. Wirges, B. Ahlgren, S. Melisz, B. Norton, 0 . Pizzo, J. Lutz. Art Staff: R. Hitchcock, R. Morey, C. Schneider. Business Staff:! D. Donatelli, M. Doyle, H. Fabian, M. Ferry, M. Masterson, J. Lawler, A. Nickum, M. Rigard, M. McLaughlin.


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We hear that statement so frequently fin our school songs, at our class parties; we read it so much in the school publications. How many of us actually do know what the spirit of Mercyhurst is? Of those that might boast of knowing, how many could say they possess it? Hearing Mass often and making visits to Chapel are a vital part of our college life. Participationfin or attendance at basketball games shows a certain! school loyalty. Earnestness in our studies proves we are interested in rifices and intense sufferings. being here in college. There are innumerable other acThis book gives a reverential tivities, both social and scholastic, that makej up our treatment of the Saint with a faithful dependence on her Hfe • here at Mercyhurst. words. Freely interwoven with Andlthat is the spirit of Mercyhurst! It is not onejjof the narrative are valuable inthese activities exclusively isolated that makes our col- terpretations and present day" lege what it is. It is the sum total of thdjn all. We make applications. It is based on the Saint's own writings and on a grave mistake when we think we possess school spirit notes and reminiscences derivby participating solely in one social or scholastic func- ed from those close to her. Trution. Of course, we can't do everything, but we can be ly, the 'Rose Unpetaled 1 ' is of interested in feverything. School spirit is the life of the personal^ pertinence to every reader and above all it conveys school, complete and entire. -| fe to everyone the spirit of St. The main detriment to a vigorous schooHstnrit is that Therese. frightful-* word—griping.i Whether!it is about food, our "A Word from God" Pope classes/ teachers, companions, or even parties and other Pius XI magnificently called St. social activities, it seems we all have some word to say Therese, and indeed she incoragainst them that we do not mean. porated God's messages in her What every single one of us wants is more of an "all life, the message most necessary for the entire world to out" for Mercyhurst attitude! What we need is more learn if it would be saved. Then action—positive action! We want to become more earnest too, the saintly Pope Pius X in our studies; we want more thought and time given wrote: "Verily she has blosto God; we want more interest in school functions; we somed as a lily, and ? has shed want more support given I to our sport| participants. That| abroad the lily's pleasing perfume.' ' As for the literary value is what we want. It is up to us to get it. of this volume, it had the exMercyhurst should not only be made bigger and bet- ceptional distinction of having ter, but more vital and active.|What it needs behind it conferred upon it the honor by is more of that spirit that is Mercyhurst! the French Academy.


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"I haven't the time." This phrase has become a password to excuse oneself from many| extra-curricular activities. Yet? they require little or no timet at all.fWhen we could be doing them we are indulging in one of the two greatest time-killers of all time—SLEEP or GOSSIP. I Thisfleads to the point I wish to make. Unfortunately, there has been a definite drop-off in the attendance at Mass this year. Evidently, we do not realize theigreatness of thejprmlege of attending daily Mass. Or we do not care! It is indeed disheartening * to find such a large number sleeping-in while the ^greatest action in the world is going on. Too soon the privilege will be gone. The graces will not! have been gained, and consequently, the trials of • life will^be even more difficult. We must realize these opportunities before $it is |too late. Lent is not far off. During this holy season, let us attempt to cultivate the habit of daily Mass. May we suggest an all-out drive at Mercyhurst|to|join together at the Sacrifice of thelBody and Blood of Christ* to offer our Lord the true reverence due Him. In this respect, may the expression "I haven't the time" be pass6 soon!

Asf the train speeds over the rails, | An eager young lad! is seen, With face pressed close to the window In a little space wiped clean. He brightens as it nears the village, And a tear sneaks into his eye. He looks and sighs and looks again, Then utters a happy sigh. As the train pulls into the station, He makes a dash for the door, And everyone clears a path For this lad| just |home from war. t i Now Mom, Dad and the family, Surround him so veryI fast And now he knows in his heart That he's*really home at last. •J. Wirges

Inlthe rear of a certain classroom ;at Mercyhurst, there rests il handful of formidable looking objects, clad in black hoods, ad n known technically as analytical balances. Yours truly, in endearoring to learn the "ins" and "outs'^of these animals, has fud on herself in quite a predicament. With all due respect to the patient] soul who is instructing me,'I'll tell my tale of woe. Perhaps, in th not too distant future, I will acquire the necessary skill for mnail pulation, but until I do, my theme song will be "I'm Awy] l as Chasing Grams," and there's no pot of gold at the end, either! The first step of the journey is to approach the "thing" in t e h black hood and unveil it. As you gaze into the glass case in fo t rn of you, you will find a balance of extremely delicate nature. A balance case is mounted on three legs, resting in glass caps, backed with rubber to prevent slipping; the front legs are adjustable and are used to level the balance case; and—oh pardon m! e] You couldn't possibly know what I'm talking about, or could yon! I'm sure, I can't myself! Anyway, there fare two little pans hn ag ing down from a delicate crossbar, or something like "that there* A pointer is attached to the cross-beam and swings back ad n forth to tell you how much to take off or put on each pan. O. b I mustn't forget the agate plates! There is a control knob attfc| front of the case, which raises the entire beam slightly above the level .at which the knife OW ercy hurst edges are in contact with the Was Named agate plates. When you're not using the balance, you! must be During the fall of 1924, the sure that the beam is supported Sisters of Mercy in TitusviHe by this device, otherwise, the were busily planning and h poe constant jarring of the balance fully envisioning their &* will upset its delicate nature. Of ambition which was at last fet1 course that makes sense, does- ing J the semblance of w * | n't it? Of course! I The site for their college **> chosen. It had taken a yea*of We'll never get anywhere this way. Best I jtell youjnow how traveling and investigating! to go about weighing out a sub- find the spot which they their stance. First, test the balance, pictured so vividly ^ then brush off the balance pans minds. The school was to * rf with a soft camel's hairibrush a hill, overlooking a body I oh yes, dust has weight—bal- water, and surrou nded # ' ance level, mechanism for rais- errove of trees and shrubs. site was found in the «ofl^ ing and lowering beams workhills of Erie, a 75-acre » ing smoothly, pan arrests touch- owned by an old farmer. ing pans when {beams are lowBut the most important P" needle swinging equal dis- the name, had not J«| ^ b< tances on either side of the zero chosen. It must syin ** J only the college itself, bu j point, everything all set? Check! entire locality. It must A Roger! Now put object to be euphonious combin**^ ^ weighed on the left-hand pan words which would make and weights! on the right-hand nificant nomen for t n e -u| pan. All right now, lall objects ture it represents. *• *$ isterS nd M dry and at room temperature? taken among the S Titusville community, * ^A Good! Weights are put on, startname which caught ™j^A ing with highest and going of all was the name J down to lowest. Oops! Watch hurst"; the "Mercy" A out, be sure to dust off each stand for the name ol pf\ Qi der and urst particle with the camel's hair « "h " J" lish, meant a wooded $ ^ brush. When you get down to in very location gr ^ r glen, the where the pointer hardly moves, the Sisters wished to see n dU you're all set to use the rider. college situated. hr0ke D The ground was ,^' Oh, but haven't 1 told you about m the rider yet? How stupid of September 24, 1924, * fl # hurst's first school s p me! It's such a tricky little gad- j ened on S e p t e m b e r ^ £ get But golly, I'm getting all than two years aW™ goPF confused! You can find all the | 19 college F r e s h m e n , ^ J , answers in any good quantita- mores, and 5" tive analysis textbook. I'll leave Since then,f the grown, gradually al P ^ ' N you to figure out the rest. Anyn shape of the ori# body got an aspirin? I'll really •dsbecoming "W*' yd be needing it. Whew! So-long! the true sense of th« ^ 3B. Norton



February 27, 1M6

e Through Th Players Eye
By Joan Lutz

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Team, Faculty Clash On Court


Rah! Rah! Rah!
What is it that encourages the team on to victory? What is it that lightens the hearts of the team when the score is hopelessly low? What is it that puts spirit into the hearts of the onlookers? Cheering is the answer to these questions. It is a very important part of every game. Cheering is entering into the spirit of a sport; itiunitefthe {spectators with their team. Can you imagine how little a game without a' cheering audience would mean? In every college cheering is especially valuable as a booster of school spirit. This year Mercyhurst's two new cheerleaders, Eva Patrick and Teresa Sabella, f are going "all out" to get the students back of the varsity with cheers. Gerry Baker, a former cheerleader, has coached them. Theirt efforts were repayed when Mercyhurst students set the gymnasium walls resounding at the first game at Villa Maria College recently. What the cheerleaders are now asking for are new cheers. If you have some old favorites or have heard or made up a new one, let I the cheerleaders know about it, and I they'll do their ! best -to" use it in the coming games. Our part at the games is easy; all we have to do is shout. That isn't difficult! It's fun, and it does help the team see that we're-right with them. The'next game isn't so far off. Why can't we put everything into finding new cheers and learning them for the game! •M. Mohr

March 16 has been set as the f Our Mercyhurst basketball day the Mercyhurst College basteam met defeat Friday night, ketball team will meet on the February! 1, when we collided Mercyhurst court, a team comfljth Villa Maria's team at the Villa.'The score, 51-16, is some- posed of members of the faculthing we'd rather not talk ty and alumnae. This event is about, but why be poor sports being sponsored by fthe Press ^it won't happen again! Club. | The varsity for this year conf a c u l t y and alumnae will sists? of Sally Brigham,! Rita make up the Varsity's opposing Brocke, Jan Wirges, Mary Jo team. Results of the same type Smith, Gerry Baker, Joanne Morrissey, Jean Brigham, and of game two years ago were joan Lutz as forwards; Glo Mc- riotous. The faculty, bedecked Quillen, Mercedes Baumbeck, in- costumes typical of pioneer Betty Rock, Jean Marie Boes, basketball players, sent the Joan Cavanaugh, and! Peg Denhouse into an uproar. The cheergate as guards. Sally Brigham was elected captain by the ing section, cheerleaders,!coach, team. Miss Wherry is acting as and referee all had their share coach. of fun. This year's game is exThe first part of the game at pected to be an even greater Villa Maria found Mercyhurst success than the last. displaying fine teamwork and Following the game, the chalking up eight points, but Press Club will play hostess at from then on, i things took a turn in Villa's, direction. How- a party for both teams in the fever, the team didn't give up. lounge. |We kept right at; it until the Committee chairmen for the final whistle blew. This first affair are: tickets, Joan Wadgame and first defeat can be linger; publicity, Nat Hirtle; [encouraging as well as discour- decorations, Stephania Melisz; aging. We found some weak food, Dolores DiVincenzo; cosspots, and the next time we'll tumes, Margaret Dengate. [do our best to fix them up. iL. Writes. Hats off to the cheerleaders! j o really did a grand job! The Yu cheering section was great, too. a [It's exactly what the team y needs and wants. Nancy Ferraro

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I We're all anxiously awaiting [the day we meet the Villa team 11 1 a game at Mercyhurst. The wen competition between the schools is sure to help make the game another great one. Right ow I » it's the aim of every memk' of the varsity to beat Villa !*» year, so Watch for the date tQ |* e game, and come out with the same spirit and I cheering lces r you had at the last game. The right*spirit is part of any game > whether your team loses |^ wing. We had that spirit at VlU ». Let's keep it! With the u P <*ents behind us one hundred f cent, we can't lose! I

Helen Martin Elinor Keeler -Mary Elizabeth Pugh Mary Ann Pulakos Mary Lou Sitterle Mary Calamunci Roberta Hitchcock Jean Lawler Stephania Melisz Ruth Morey Anne Nickum Margaret Peckl Jean Brigham Lillian Cunningham Jane Eckenrode Phyllis Johel Marguerite Moynihan Agnes Nakich Janet Steinmetz

English Club The February meeting of the English Club, which was held Tuesday, Feb. 12, was under the direction of the'sophomore class. Stephania Melisz was chairman and Danusia Telerski was cochairman. "Hearts" was£ their theme throughout the program. 'Mother M.*Maureen, of the music department, was guest speaker. Her topic was "The Literary Theme in Music." A luncheon brought the meeting to a close.

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insist on everyone's showing rVed in other b C C O g n i z e d i n *> «t ael- full respect for the importance *ed^ t llke t 0 thi ourselves. of the position, and you would be prompt to sentence offenders too ae g r e s s *k ourselves how ive because we know for contempt of court. a n t a g 0 n i s t i c so 4. You? would be pleased to ^ « e t y is to CIie8 is So s. Aggressiveness think that people spoke of you me8 a to getH J Sreat handicap as a "go-getter." al0ng 10 oft *0 with people. It 5. If you*; joined a discussion ine*g •*? develops into a hard- on the proper post-war treatb0 **!* *siness, a selfishness. ment of Japan, you would imlik ive indiv %t u c o n c e i »duals are mediately express your own faring ™ ted and over- opinion forcibly and make a y are ^tfhi 8 8 lo Prone to great effort to convert the oth%$ti T . ' *d talking, and ers to your way of thinking. Cisms 6. You would rather have a ^ t h 0 ag re ' V r e * ^ * S8ive are^you? business of your own, in which he 1. Al l o w i n g and see! you could be your own boss, than to make considerably more th gh y o u m u c h refer * °cean? P ^e an^. fo the mountains, you money by taking orders! from % r t!°f fo visit Yosemite in someone else. a W e to t e l 1 7. Your opinions on politics ** W K People ! 2. , >been there. £ and religion are quite different Von L*. o t t e r s of di scipline, from those of your parents Prid 8 . if y 0 u tackle - e n an unSelf bein foiled °* 8 important job, it is a matte U w pride with yOU tO fe a ^ ?re elected to the TvridG W i t h you to! StlCK W a Judge, you would (Continued on Page 4) ten * f

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Do you know that according For the February 25 meeting, the S.O.S. is planning a new type to modern \standards at least of educational entertainment consisting of movies on v&rious half of the families in the UnHome Economics subjects. The girls tin the sewing groups are ited States live on diets that now creating styles to be shown in the annual spring fashion are % be low the physiological show. Miss Gerard, from the Wheat Institute, will give the club a danger line? One child in five demonstration on yeast breads during which she will advise the is suffering from' a poor diet. members of the club on the numerous opportunities for Home A poor diet is one which lacks Economics graduates in the business field. two or more of the seven proScience Seminar tective foods with which we are The Science Seminar group met Wednesday, Feb. 6, i n the all so familiar. These proteclounge. Ruth Elaine Sullivan conducted the meeting which intive foods are: green and yeleluded a movie on cleanliness and another on tuberculosis. A low! vegetables, citrus fruits, Valentine pa: .y followed with a bridge game serving as enterpotatoes and other fruits and tainment. Prizes were won by Mother M. Fidelis and Joan Lutz. vegetables, dairy products, A luncheon of punch and valentine cake was served. meats, fish, and eggs, fats and oils, and bread and cereals. (Continued on Page 4) How to bring enough of these foods into the dietaries of all people is pt problem both of education and economics. There are two schools of thought on Dear Dad, the economic problem; one would Gue$$ what I need mo$t of all? That'f right. $end it along. increase employment and raise Be$t wi$he$. | Your daughter. prices, and the other would like The father replied: to see lower prices. Which (if NOthing ever happens here. Write us aNOther letter aNOn. not both) is the best is a matNOw we have to say goodbye. Your father. ter of importance, but there seems to be no immediate so"Goodness!" said the young girl as shelinspected Granny's wedlution. ding ring. "What heavy, unwieldly things they were 50 years The problem of education is ago of vital importance, also, be"Yes, dear," said Granny, "but you must remember that in my cause we have found that even day they were made to last aglife-time." in homes where incomes were high, malnutrition has been Dentist: "Now this set will cost you fifty dollars." presentJ i t is only through eduPatient: "Haven't you any buck teeth?" cation that we can learn the value that nutrition plays in The late Alfred Smith once addressed the inmates of Sing Sing our lives. Newer knowledge of prison. Forgetting the nature |of his audience, he began in his nutrition promises greater usual fashion: "Fellow citizens . . ." | , 1 physical vigor, longer life, and A gust of giggles ran through the hall. The Governor's face better mental powers. But is rned red, but he cleared his throat and tried again: "Fellow this knowledge going to help -n^cts^. . ^ ^ ^ ^ little Johnny, who suffers from frall]dy Ioud. malnutrition, if his parents stammered the Governor, "I mean I'm glad to see so (Cont. on Page 4, Col. 3) > r. many of you here








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X, She's a cute, brown-haired, blue-eyed seniorJ\vho flits gayly down the hall giving a cheery greeting to all* Her sonse of humor has everyone in stitches. Since Christmas [-vacation have you noticed that gleam in her eye? We wonder if "Tuck*' is the cause of it! 2. Home Economics is her favorite subject, and this sophomore brunette and her roommate have displayed their talents along this line by fitting upJone of the cutest rooms in the school. We've also discovered that she has a hidden talent for; playing the piano, too* 3. Have you ever noticed that snapshot on the door to "Apart| ment" 11? Well, this Irish lass ia the one in the middle—the one with the short black curly hair and smiling blue eyes. She's a whiz at basketball and dancing, but;from the pictures she's drawn, we'd say she excels in art* 4. If ever you look into the organic lab, you'll be sure to see | this red-headed junior day-hop. Her favorite expression is "That *o a good Question!" Need any advice about keeping small children amused? Ask her. Her experiences at the playground last summer have enabled her to answer all of them. 5. Long dark hair and a ready smile . . . she's a business major, but she's handy with the knitting needles, too. Have you seen her new yellow socks? Irately, we've heard her singing snatches of "My Guy's Come Home." Could she mean Johnny? 6. Since the cold weather has set in, this particular sophomore day-hop has been spending all her spare time ice-skating. Another favorite sport is basketball sit which she usedfto star in the Mercyhurst Seminary.! Right now, biology—her major—it keep ing her busy. 7. Another carrot-topped junior, but this one halls from out of town. She's an enthusiast about her business course, and always finds time to lend a helping hand to others. Still crave jello the way you used to, M. 1*.? |M. Dengate

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"Here are bits of the latest confidential notes. How about eavesdropping for|a while? t 'j » Wasn't it a junior who^wrote Van Johnson an invitation to the Sophonade? Incidentally, I wonder if he'll send her a note of apology. Recently, Alice Murphy sent her big sister a clever postcard, a busy person's correspondence card; "Murph" mailed it from Cleveland, but she hails from Elmira. Several days!before the Sophonade, Jean Erwin had a group of upperclassmen admiring her long dark eyelashes. She had read "that" Maybelline ad* Little did Agnes Nakich believe that her sailor would disregard her plea and come (to see her anyhow. He's really true blue,Aggie. § Awhile back, it seemed as if every day someone had the nurse calling the doctor to set a sprain or a broken ankle. Peg Dengate and Sally Brigham suffered an injured knee and an injured ankle, respectively, as a result of basketball practice; but Pat Goodwin is the onej who is sighing relief that the cast is off her leg. At present,;\ve're hoping to see Gerry Baker back with us soon. Rita Gut man and Helen Jean Ucker, it must be the boys, Ed and Paul, but what's this about a mid-night surprise a u i he practice house? Thanks to Mary Agnes Culhano and her brother, Zoo Ramirez had a chance to see "Augie" from Puerto Rico, again. Speaking of international relationship which we hear so much about, "Ginny" Stevens is doing her best to abet conditions be I tween Canada and the United States. Pardon me while I tell "Laurie" Ernst that although Dolores Jackson is her "little sister," Bob isn't necessarily her "big brother"—-is he? "You'll Never Walk Alone," I think that's the title of the song which the sophomores have adopted for their own. Teresa Sabella, Marg Walchli, and Helen Jean Walters were harmonizing it*on the bus the night Mercyhurst battled on the basketball court with Villa. Now, while on the basketball subject, 1 must ask the smallest couple. They really Catherine Brenot, Mary Lou do look well together. Sftterle, and Joan Gibbons if It isn't everyone who can say they've been following Bowling that their dress was designed Green's progress. A few days by Madame Bruno, but Margaago I heard a house student ret Mischick will find no raised remark that Bowling Green held eyebrows among her friends a place among the three top- when she proudly boasts this fact because Madame Brune acranking steams. And talk about looking into tually did style her white gown. the future-—we see Tay Schott, There's so much to write Gerry Baker, Nancy Smith, and aboutl and so much to comment Jean Marie Boes are already on, that I only wish this colchoosing their silver pattern umn were longer, but I'd better and planning a table for two. leave some details for the next By the way, they tell me Marg time. Confidentially, have you Shapley is "waiting for the noticed two of our new students train to come in"—the one that on the campus? They are Mrs. will bring Joe back. Thanks to Johnson, a member of the Jourthe Sophonade, everyone at last nalism and Ethics class and got to see Joan Lavery*s much Mrs. Janet Larson, a new daytalked about! Kenny. Memoirs student in the Sophomore class. from the dance will have Alice It's time to end. So-long. Feeley and her date listed as M. I. fKhmerney

Accessories are the one part of our clothing that can be different and catch |ono's eye. A decoration on a trim» plain garment may correct it from a drab, everyday outfit into a most fashionable one* A very attractive and yet simple addition to old clothes may consist merely in cutting off the old buttona and sewing on decorative, dramatic ones* Buttons used to have a functional purpose only and were concealed whenever possible. Now garments are designed to b3 emphasised withf buttons* Fruit buttons in many kinds of |plastic are popular on dresses, suits, blouses, and even earrings. Matching buttons and earrings are effective and very much in vogue. The old trick of adding new collars and cuffs for interest relieves the monotony of an old dross. A dress may be made to look like a new one by adding it smart leather bolt. A dressier outfit can be remodeled by adding sequins of varying designs and colors. Decorative notes of Jewelry can enhance a basio costume or overdress it. A correctly placed piece of jewelry can accent a particular part of a costume. But, wearingf as many do, a necklace, earrings,? pin, bracelet, andjring at the same time is a "Christmas-tree fashion" which gives a cluttered look. 1 f a] large pin or clip, necklace, or bracelet is worn as the major piece of Jewelry,| then the ear-! rings or.i-ing worn should blondf In design and color besides being subordinate in size. We can all be clever and original but it takes a little thought, Let's change our wardrobe simply by changing the accessories— it's a wonderful way to economize! li. Martin
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We all know the lleatltudts* Doubtlessly we have »n a to sermons about them\ land oven road essays about tit. © * * on the Mount, * "•*» | Thomas Aquinas, in his Summa, vividly and directly « > r *« n their significance, indicating their practical Application, \u& vldes the Beatitudes into three categories—those belonging LI sensory life* the active life, and the contemplative inv Beginning with the sensory 1 I Our Lord plneed certain bit 1V tudei 10 remove oust a el OH to ou **--*—- or etoinnl luu.p|n.v*** obstacles to our future ^*uaes to S 1ife| of pleasure consists of two things. Wrst, in the \\m\l A of eternal goods, whether of riohes or honors. By virtue, one \Z these goods in moderation; by a gift, one despises I hem sliowiT Phua, the first beat'tude is. Blessed are the poor In spirit { theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 1 Second, the life of pleasure consists in following one's \)m)m emergency or mild. By virtue, one governs the emerjsnaytto lions according to what is reasonable; by a gift, he li altogolhw undisturbed by them, Hence the second beatitude Is, Hkwwi in the meek, for they shall poaiosa the land. By virtue, onouifitht mild passions in|modaratlon{ by^a gift he casts them sitdult^

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baatltudo Is: Blened are they that morn, for they shall bo c* o» for tod, BEF??' *S* t 1 I he active life ooniliti ohieily infman's relation to hUndnh bor. By the virtue of justice, wt do our duty to our nii^hborj k\ by a gift we do so with ardent desire, with eager appetite. \\m the fourth beatitude is .^Mossed are ft hoy that hunger and thlm after Justice, for they shall be filled. K i 1 i By the virtue of liberality, we give freely aeoordfoK to nm\ to those who are|close or united to usj by i gift, out of mower < for Qod, wo bestow our llboralltyjon others, not beoauio they in close to us but bicause they are lit need. Henoe the fifth bud tude is: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall oi»tnln mrrcj," And this is in harmony with ths text of St. Luke that aayn "Whtij thou nmicost a dinner orf supper, call notfUhyi friends, nor brethren . . . but . . . oall the poor, the maimed . , ," Mow the effect In man of the firsi five beatitudes I* to di o lp w himj for|thol contemplative life fwh I oh J perfects man In hlmwtt through finalising his heart S that It; is not defiled by the p»O sions. Hence the sixth beatitude Is: fBlessed are the clnn «( heart, for they shall see God. The effect of the aetlvellfolM according;:to the beatitudes ls|to|porfeet one In relation to hli r neigiiiun --for acoordiof Jo b*i lias, "Ti.e work of juitloo 0 Cshf J jest ( JOS)H clics % •bo peace." Silence iia» a v nk ootj l h •beatitude Is: Hiosied *" * First: Self-knowledge, a mir•peacemakers, for they ihnll * ror showing the form In tho •called the children of tlodi J most perfeot light, S | KJThel last beatltudo oonflro»j Second: Innocence, a white l a n d j declares all* thst:pWW^ paint, beautiful imi easily soil •For If muniim eonflnitod ed and frequiring continual care I the lot hers. IIt follows that n o to preserve the luster. | •persecution jwlll induoo hto * Third: Modesty, a rouge giv- •renounce i hem, Hcnco tho dfJ" ing a delightful bloom to the I boat! I Udells! Illomiffl are h tf X cheeks, that suffer persecution forP' FROM THE HOME EC. LAB. Fourth: Contentment, an In- lice's sake, for theirs b * fallible smoother ofwrinkles, Kingdom of hen von. ) (Continued from! Page 8) Fifth: Truth, u salve render- Hf^ know nothing about the funda. mental *laws of nutrition? ing tho lips soft and delicious, H | H H A N N W K K H deeding afsuitable diet is the Sixth: Gentleness, a|cordial H H ro'cvMrUH CUT-WI i T, i ennon most important single measuro imparting sweetness to tho H H H 8.1M 10. Pewon in combating malnutrition and voice, ifll H d . .1. M IK lis in r the many <Ii eases fostered by t Seventh: Good humor,!a uni4, h". Durbln it, yet there are too many who versal boautlfier. ^15. I), Donated have no knowledge of what a From "St. Bernard's H e M, Trlppo "suitable diet" is. Do you? 1 BhB Monthly ^Revlow" •J. Founder H 7. M. M Jj^J

PSYCH 0|LAl) .ft (Continued from Page 8) until it is finished, j 9. You pride yourself on your willingness to assume responsibility—even if you are sometimes inwardly uncertain of your fitness for the particular responsibility. 10. When you are defeated, It is hard for you to avoid showing your disappointment* f Anyone] who answers a majority of these affirmatively is probably to hi regarded as Inclining to aggressiveness. lie should take care that he doesn't become over aggressive. What can an over aggressive person do to make himself more pleasant? There are several means he may employ* The first step, I however, is to understand why he is aggressive* The neurotic type of I aggressiveness usually has its roots in childhood and often results in a feel

ing a of frustration, Childhood frustration Is not the only cause however, Constitution, or temperament, also play an important part. Cultural conventions and demands are also Important. Boys are overly aggressive more frequently than are girls. The degree of developed

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RBSPKCTFULLY HI IIMITTBD i (Continued from P^gQ '0 i 1 O.G.A. ,ak*»^* W illj Two alumnae ml' ;Mercylmrst were thfl main e ^ n * , flna O.O.A. meeting held Wednesday, Feb* 20. Mi»* Jee ZAC^ _ ga e the club a review o» her work with the Amenc«n | 0 d » f Miss Mary Isabella Winston, '41, told of her e«pe" |; ^ntf^'' business world as an umploye of the Personal Flnsn ^ Oregg awards for secretarial skills were distributed*

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Connie Schneider, president of the Art Clubr «! Q<0^ lu,r meeting Monday, Febf! i, in tho art studio. 'l\Jtan ^J I on her work as a commercial art! st tot the fomff!.^ newspaper ads* Members of the group then studied ^ ^ ^ art and water color used in maga/.lne Illustration*' brought the meeting to a close, |






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