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April 29, 1948

Elected and Court Queen Way,
Helen Jean Walters to Reign
May 23, Miss | Qn Sunday, W a l t e r S will reign Helen J « * a t h e 1948 May Queen at the * ^ditional May Day pageant Helen n the college campus L n is a native of Pittsburgh nd is the daughter of Mr. and irs. Roy PJWalters, 2348 Benonia Avenue. She^is majoring Jn home conomicsjj here, having previously graduated from Stj Francis' '; Academy in Pittsburgh, where she was May Queen of her senior class. The members of the Queen's I court are Kay Young and AudL y Welther, both | of Erie j jean Lawler and Stephanie Me-| Helen Jean Walters lisz, Buffalo, N. Y.; Constance Schneider and" Mercedes Baumbeck, Pittsburgh; Margaret R i - | gard, St. Marys; Joan Knapp, New Kensington; Eva Patrick,! Coming, N. Y.; and Margaret The Mary Seton Room J of Walchi, Wellsville, N. Y. Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, Bv virtue of their office as &W& S a i ^ «« I and sem- New York, has been selected as ^ g| Dy ¥»"«« prefects of the college the setting for the Mercyhurstinary sodalities, respectively. Canisius concert on Sunday afAnne Nickum, Sharon, and ternoon, May 2. This joint contrances Quinn, Brie, will serve cert is an annualf*spring event as maids of honor. The remainof the two colleges. ling thirty-six ^members of the The Ininety-minute program senior class will act as ladieswill include one number, in-waiting. "Landsighting," Grieg, sung by The ceremony of May Day is the combined glee clubs under a traditional one, having origithe baton of the Canisius dinated from the earliest Itimes. rector. The remainder of the Aside from the religious honorprogram will consist of selecing of jMary as Queen!of May, tions offered! by each choral members of the seminary and group. Listed as Mercyhurst's college present a May Pole selections are: "The Cherubic | dance, under the direction of I Hymn ," Gretchaninoff; " 0 Miss Wherry. Featured also, in Bone Jesu," Palestrina; "Smilmodern dance, is a group from ing Through," Penn; "When the college. To complete the I festive air the college glee club, Day Is Done," Katcher; "Three | Little Maids," Elliot. '- Several under the direction of Mrs. solos have also been 1 arranged, Klopp, will present a group of both instrumental and vocals.Ui songs. Following the concert, a for;-o-: mal dinner-dance will be held at the Hotel Markeen for the members of the two glee clubs.
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"Jane Eyre/' a moving romance of the nineteenth century, willjbe presented by the Janus Club under-^he direction of Miss Maheu, April 27 and 28. The play, originally a novel by Charlotte Bronte written in 1847, is a story of the times in which! she lived. The locale of the story is the famed English moors. At eighteen Jane Eyre left behind her the unyielding cruelty of an orphanage to find happiness in the {home of Edward! Rochester, as a governess to his adopted child. She fell ^in love with Rochester and consented to marry him only to find £that the mysterious aire about Thornfield Hall was caused b y | the secret Rochester tried to hide— his wife's insanity. Jane left Above is a scene :from| "Jane Eyre" showing (1. to r.) Joan Thornfield, but<.returned a year Bellas and Audrey Welther seated; standing are Kay Young, later to find that Rochester had Ann Nickum and Connie Schneider. met with an accident. All fears gone, she stayed to marry him. Interest in thisfplay has been revived by Katherine Hepburn Juniors Announce and the New York Theatre. Jane Eyre will be played by Prom Date Anne Nickum and Rochester by The] annual Junior Prom will Connie Schneider. The rest of the players are Audrey Welth- be held this year on June 5, a t er, Kay Young, Joan Bellas, Rainbow Gardens, Erie, PennAnn Boyd and Theresa Row- sylvania. Virginia Stephens, chairman of the orchestra bottom. committee, reports that Neil Charles' orchestra has been -0engaged. The prom, one of I the social ulrl¥V HsiTVCV highlights of the school year, will be 'held in honor of the graduating senior class. Jean Brauch, president of the!junior The Mercyhurst Sodality class, says that tickets can J be held their annual election on procured from any member of March 18. Elected Prefect for the class. the 1948-1949 school year is A large crowdi is expected Mary Harvey, of Oil City, Pa. since both the 'Meer* and Neil Kathleen Rahill, of Buffalo, N. Charles are top favorites of the Y., is Vice Prefect. Secretary Mercyhurst Girls. is Nancy Hantz, of Buffalo also, and Treasurer is Rosemary Irrgang, of Linesville, Pa. EVENTS TO COME April 27-28—Jane Eyre May 2—Mercyhurst Canisius Concert in Buffalo May 4—Bishop's Day May 6—Ascension | Thursday May 13—Senior Party May 23—May3 Day y May 25-28—Senior final examinations May 31—Examinations begin for all other students June 5—The Junior Prom June 6—-Baccalaureate Sunday June 17—Class Day Exercises ^ G a r d e n Party and Lantern Night June 8—Commencement
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College to Honor Bishop

The Most Reverend John Mark Gannon, D.D., D.C.L., L. L.D.; Bishop of Erie and Chancellor of Mercyhurst will visit our college on Tuesday, May 4. L R. C. Bishop's Day is a Mercyhurst Washington, D. C. was in tradition. the spot-light for the Catholic The day's ceremonies begin Association for i Inter national with a formal reception in thi Peace, on Sunday ,£ April 4 to Foyer during which each stu- Thursday April 8, attended] by dent, attired! in academic cap sisters Mary Anna and Philipand gown, is presented to the p a T h e conference was in the Bishop. The program consists f o r m o f a p a n e l discussion, of selections by members of the dealing with the christian point dramatic and glee clubs. of view. ^*he faculty and students The Sisters were fortunate ^en retire to the chapel for enough during their trip to be benediction. -The day closes rttn dinner for the Bishop, the able to see the famous Japancle *gy, and the seniors in the ese cherry blossoms while they State Dining Room. were still in bloom.

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Events have^been rapidly oc- sponsoring an international curring in the United States tour for 100 U. S. students. The National Student Ass'n. This trip will cost $550 per person organization recently! terminat- and will extend from June 18 t o ed relations with the Commun- September 15. The purpose of istic influenced International the tour lis to better acquaint Union of Students whose head- U. S. students with the Europequarters are fin Prague, Czecho- an! countries so that they may understand better conditions slovakia, for refusal to conthere. The students will visit demn the violence to Czech stuFrance, The Netherlands,! and L C.|G. dents during the past crisis. The Misses Cecile Jewel and The U. S. representatives of England on planned tours. The lucky individuals were chosen Agnes Kalata, both members of the | N . S. A. stated that on from applications sent in from the Sophomore class, left Wed- February 25, a t least one stuall interested colleges by the nesday, April 7, for Philadel- dent was killed and several International Activities Comphia, Pennsylvania, to; attend wounded when police fired on a mission of the U. S. N. S. A. procession of 1,600 students Intercollegiate Conference on Also, this year, the N . S. A. marching to ask President is working to secure a definite Government. The conference Benes not t o install the new legislation Which will provide was held from Thursday, April government. The Czech Nation- for studentsIto vote in the city 8, to Sunday, April 11. al Union of Students and all where they are attending colThe purpose of this collegiate other student groups have been lege. The question as to|whethconference was to draft ten dissolved by Communist "action er living a t college constitutes committees." Prior t o this, the residence! in the state is causing bills and to nominate a presiN. S. A. had considered affili- much difficulty and confusion dential candidate. ation in the interest of inter- which has resulted in the reThe two girls stayed a t the national peace. fusal to permit some eligible Bellevue Stratford 'Hotel. The N. S. A. this year is students to vote.

The I Sodality has been very active this year under the capable direction of Anne Nickum, of Sharon, Pa., the present Prefect. They are now conducting a clothing drive for needy European countries.

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ByfPat Walker .|Js war with Russia inevit- thought—the world today is in 9 able? When and if we have an* a "pretty big mess.' } | Yes, by the blood of millions, other war, will it be an atotnic or bacteriological war? Is there by the sacrifice of great treassuch a thing as an internation- ure, the civilized world has won al community? Does one exist ? a second chance tofbuild a lastIs it true that the United States ing peace. I t had one chance has withdrawn from the United after the first world war, and Nations? What willtthe Com- it established! a League of Namunists next move be? Will tions fto fbuild international Wallace be our next president? peace and security. And i, it failWhat's the inside story on ed! It has its second chance Czechoslovakia? Will Finland now, after the second world meet the fate of the Czechs? war and it has established a Isn't it funny that the Pro- United Nations. And it, too, is Communists in the United failing. I t seems ironical that men should plan for peace and States are the capitalists? These are but a few of' the talk of war. Yet, that is prequestions that entered the dis- cisely what every student in the cussions, orations, and debates Pennsylvania Colleges seems to at the Pennsylvania Speech be doing today, Tournament a t i Allegheny ColA tournament, like the one at lege in March. Little did any- Allegheny, gives one a cross one realize that the topic, "Re- section of ideas and principles solved: That a Federal World of other students around his Government Should Be Estab- own age. These same students, lished," would bring forth such usually well read in current a conglomeration of ('ideas, theo~. events, discuss the status quo ries, and principles of present of the world intelligently and day world problems. However, sensibly, and it really makes there was an unanimous one quake and quiver to hear

Student Poll on Wallace
each of them say, at one time or another, that the world situation looks pretty glum. Maybe iyou won't believe me, but this is the truth as I saw it on that campus: there were more Wallace buttons at the tournament |than I have seen all month, and the kids weren't wearing them ffor a big show. They meant business, and they made no bones about telling everyone all about it. One could even detect a ring of communistic theory in the Jattitude and talk of some of these students. Are the American people so blind that they can't see the undercover work of Joe Stalin's boys in their own country, after seeing it overpower so many European countries|in the same manner? I t has happened many times—the masses follow t h e | college graduate, or the intellectual group. They see; they follow; the work has already started in the schools and colleges of the United States What? can WE do about it? I t CAN happen here.

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An editorial writer of The Mesa College Criterion a W . college girl: "She is a little too fat and usually has some fe with her skin. She diets spasmodically Ifor both faults , J i them almost under control. Her hair looks nice most of Z « e but she insists it's a mess and she doesn't know what « w . 11™ J she's going to do with it. She wears a sweater, a skirt, saddleI shoes and ankw because all the other girls do, and she loves being one of the group. being on* i L 1 * She looks^well washed and brushed* and attractive. 'She has an inferiority complex, she says—just an awful on She invariable thinks of herself as shy and she says she hates t meet people. She finds her own actions and reactions fascinating She likes to tell how tired she is, and how many hours of aim she's had since Friday. She falls asleep in class. Her power of concentration are just gone at the end of half an hour of listening to that man, she says,|and|she gets so bored she could just die She likes to fix you firmly with her eye and tell you she has eight themes and two thousand words due Monday, and if you think she's done any of fit you're wrong, she says. She's perpetually appalled at the amount of work she has fto do. 1 "Her sense of humor is all snarled up with puns. Also, she finds ii amusing jjto slam her friends in] a [you-know-J m-kidding spirit. "If you probe ever so slightly you will suddenly be face to face with her serious side. She will confide it, as a fault, that she is not all gay exterior. She thinks everyone should believe in something and then live by it, and she wishesJshe jknew more about good! music. She feels a lot better about Art since she took that ap-1 preciation course\land knows what to^look for. She looks forward to that time when she'll be able to catch up on her reading. There just isn't time for it whileiyou're in school." (Courtesy of AGP)

Collegiate Communiques
From Saint Mary's Collegian we find that Dr. Charles De Koninck, who has lectured at Mercyhurst, has been to the students of 1st. Mary's College, California, "an intellectual stimulus without comparison," During his lectures there, Dr. De Koninck, dean of philosophy a t Laval University in Quebec, warned that the only ic to read and study.Communism way to combat Communism is in the schools." Dr. De Koninck contrasted avowed Communist with Americans. "They are not sensual. Rather the real Communist would sacrifice everything in order to achieve his ideal, which is world revolution. I t is up to us as individuals to see that we stop these Communists by understanding their methods." According to the Bona Venture, St. Bonaventure, N. Y., "The leap year fad is on the down grade. Most of the {girls on this campus will take no undue advantage of the fellows just because it's >ileap year." They were "Jreferring to dates for their junior prom on May 9, which will feature Dick Jergens' band. An editorial, "Spring Fever," appearing in a recent issue of The Gannon-Knight confesses, "Most J students whom you meet in the halls seem to be walking in a sort of stupor." The author also goes on t o s a y t h e only cure t h a t h u m a n endeavors have been able to produce is t o let t h e disease linger without medication until i t s effects have worn off." However, if you get t o b e control your dreams.ii a n advanced case, "Beware
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Q. What is your Spring Fever? cure for Ann Mohr, '49—When*. I gBt Spring Fever, -1 plan my day so that I can be "feverized" 23 out of 24 hours. Mary Ann Donaher, '49—I'd like one of the following every day: a fudge sundae, a box from home, and! a letter from . I'm sure the fever would then clear up instant-

TThe McAuleyan, student publication of Mount Mercy College, ^Pittsburgh, yielded this thought . . . "To be half informed is usually to b.e misinformed; to be opinionated, prejudiced, and all-knowing is often just a cover-all for superficial knowledge . . . " Time wasted in.gossip and over-a coke could be utilized in developing an informed mind. "Too many things are happening in j; the world today to be indifferent. What YOU think and what YOU want is laying the fabric of tomorrow's world—YOUR world.' M. H.

ly. %5 '::. Joan Cavanaugh, '48-Thoughts of comprehensives instantly take away all m y Spring fever; I do think a nice trip t o Ohio would cure me though. Dolores Knapp, '50—The best cure is a trip home every weekend. Nat Cooper, '48—I have no cure when it really sets in, so I sit back and enjoy it. Mary Paula Calimunci, jj'48—I don't have a cure; just let it stay because it's a wonderful feeling Jean Enright, '50—There is not a cure—I just suffer every year Cecile Jewell, '50—Working on my term paper is a sure cure.
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§ ;J||ff i ^ ^ H j | By Cecile Jewell ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ E ^ H f f B * ' ! If you had entered the lobby of the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia on the evening of Ap$l 3. you might have wondered what was going on. Youl would(have seen groups J of students gathered here, there; and everywhere, ^trying to? get l a , room, find a lost companion, or get to a meeting. ''^^^^^•^^HH j You probably would have asked, "Who!areithese students?" They were the delegates to the Twelfth Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Conference on Government, \ which met in the form % of a Model Political Campaign this year. The purpose of this convention is to give the youth of America a better understanding of [3how their government is actually operated. Two Mercyhurst girls —Cecile Jewell and Agnes Kalata—mingled with delegates from i t h e University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Mount Mercy, Gan•jnon, Tempte, Duquesne, Marywood and other 5 Pennsylvania colleges, i l l j I i I ;.;'l I J | -1 ?M Tuesday evening the registration of delegates began and,the meetings of t h e | Executive, |Rules,* and* Chairmen-Clerks committees! were held. I •^B^^HI^'.ijJ?"! ^ M J M K M Convention Platform Considered Friday y morning t h e conference opened formally with a genera session i n ; t h e ballroom of5 the hotel, the headquarters of the convention.! The meeting J was opened witfe the singing of "America by the assembly, and an Invocation byjRev. Armand-Jean Bal win, of St, Vincent's College. T h e Honorable Francis J. Myers, U. S. Senator from Pennsylvania, welcomed the delegates. A mem- j ber from t h e Republican, the Democratic,j and the Progxessi Parties addressed the group.^Miss Genevieve Blatt, E x e c u t i v e rector, then introduced the candidates for the positions of 0 i Chairman and Clerk. 1 j ^1&2 mm l < con^After lunch, the individual committees! held meetings J° sider t h e platforms for the respective schools. A general P / * * ^ was drawn up in each committee and was presented at the eral Session t o be voted upon. fflfffiSBK' < Stassen—Students Choice Saturday morning all of the delegates boarded busses an ^ 1 ley cars which took them to Irvine Auditorium on the f " ^ ^ the Universityjof Pennsylvania. At this meeting the Chiex ^ l a t f o r man, Mr. R. Shelton, presided; all the committee P ^d a auw d sed discussed and passed. Each committee chairman was forty-m inute period for his bill, and thirteen bills were } during the General Sessions onfSaturday and Sunday. of PresiAt this session the delegates voted for their choice o ^ nt of the United States. Harold Stassen was elected, Arthur dent TrU m8n other candidates taking their places in this order: D burg, Gen. D. Eisenhower, Henry Wallace, Pres. Vandenb and William Douglas. Delegates Dance

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Writing Staff: Betty Gorman, Jeanne Ledoux, Polly Slater, Cecille Jewell, Miriam Gemperle, Nancy t Whelan, Mary E . Stanney, Patricia Walker. Agnes Kalata, Connie Schneider, Dorothy Maloney, Geraldine Farrell, Margaret Bodenschatz. Business Staff: Margaret Bigard, Ann Nickum, Jeanne Lawler, Kathleen Leehan, Rose Marie Ratajczyk Ann Kennedy, Jean O'Neil, Elaine Forgette, Antionette Marino, Mary Helen Kenny.

Saturday night a dance was held for all the delegates ^hts» ton Hall of the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn played for the:affair, and everyone had a pleasant tim . ^ ^ . ^ >The conference came to a close on Sunday, the last^sess ^e bDy held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A t five o'clock the ^ buSS es again filled with students hurrying to catch trains Belle. oCl which would take them back to school. By six ° * N o , you vue-Stratford looked a s if nothing had taken place tner . ^ ^ ft would never know, but some 770 delegates will remem long time.

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and A]l Mercyhurst students many other persons who the o m e and go through Mercy° pst halls daily have been adthe mural Jean Brig

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Wedding bells and diplomas will vie with one *another at Mercyhurst this June. Plans for May Day, the Garden Party, and Commencement will undoubtedly take a back seat in Kfil the minds off certain seniors, who are looking ahead with starry eyes to that glorious wedding-day. To let you in on wedding plans in advance, Marion McLean, Wesleyville, will marry Robert Spannbauer, Brie, on July 16. Bob is at present studying art in Cleveland which will probably be the general vicinity of their home next fall. Marion Will be kept busy teaching|and keeping house. On June 18, Marjorie Dean and Lynn McLean will exchange nuptial vows. As many of you know, Lynn is Marions brother,

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so Marge and Marion, who have been friends throughout 5 their college days, will become sister-in-laws. They will be attendents at one another's weddings, so when you see them whispering in a corner,! you may presume it is about wedding plans. Connie Finch, another dayhop, has chosen June $4 as her date to wed Charles Wendlandt. Charlie is from Austin Texas, andfat present is a Test Engineer with the Erie General Electric Co. Someday we will be receiving post cards from their future home in Texas, i that b-i-g state! | IFor four years all of us have known and]admired "Nicky and Ted." Hardly more needs to be said. These two are planning a fall wedding. Ted, at present jj is * teaching in the |Civil Engineering Department at Cornell University, where he is working on his Mastei s Degree, J You will be hearing their cheers at Cornell games next year. Shirley Sommerhoff will be another June bride. She will wed Johnny Colvin on June 26. Thisjlucky couple already have a house spoken for. Theresa Sabella, a home ec major should make a model housewife. She and Paul, both of Niagara Falls, N. Y., have been engaged for some time and will be married in the early fall. » I This summer will really be a memorable one for these girls. At a time when all of; us are looking ahead, we wish the very I greatest happiness to those we've known and grown fond of these, last four years. The best of everything to you... Connie, Marge, Marion, Shirley, Theresa, and Nicky.

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rection. T fthink Jean has chosen a beautiful subject for the paintTOt! AND SIR WALTER RALEIOH ing sofv/hen I interviewed her, r, We all want to (be rated as a "smooth date' on our Friday and ' fi rs t question was, "Why ?d you decide to paint the Joy- Saturday evenings out, and of ••'course all the rest of the {time as ful Mysteries?" She said, l "I well. In our own minds we plan a witty remark, a careless gesture, wanted something.; suitable to a sparkling laugh. And we plan to be so gracious and charming, Mercyhurst, a subject that was but we often complain that the fellows don't seem to know how universal and one that appeal- to act politely. Honestly now, do we always give them a ed to me." I W* Hchance? The majority of her figures Now before you say a word, let's think about it a little. How a r e drawn from actual {people. about the times they offer to do us a favor? Say that Johnny sees Her little brother was the mod- you lopsidedly dragging down the street toward the bus station el for the little shepherd boy j with a heavy suitcase and offers to carry it there for you. Do you and his pal, for the larger shep- give him a smile and his spirits a lift;-with an, "Oh thanks, I herd. Her sister, father, and think I'd have collapsed in another minute."? Or do you come out friends can also be found some- with a,j|"Well, okay, as long as you're really going that way anywhere on the painting. way." ! Why, he's no longer a noble knight coming to the rescue Jean's talent and the enthusiof a lady fair. He's just doing it because it's convenient. You killasm she displayed while talking joy, y o u l ^ f course, you don't want-to impose on him, so you try will carry her fthrough the to justify your acceptance of the favor by convincing yourself three-hundred-fifty hours of and him that it wasn't a favor in the first place. grueling work* required for the Men are by nature romantic. |They like to make a noble gescompletion of the mural. She started planning 'her color ture. It's no longer necessary to go out and kill dragons and rescue scheme, organization, and! de- Ipeople from! bandits, but they like tojdo what they can to conisign last semester. She began vince$ you ^they're pretty nice guys. It's the women who are the the actual painting January 16. practical, levelheaded bunch. And too often we squelch the She is using." a | casein medium thoughtful! nature of our gentlemen friends by seeming unap(it was usedtby the old masters preciative. "It's really them? we're thinking of," we say. If he and isfnowl being revived), and wants to go without lunch for a week^to buy you a brown orchid for thefprom for heaven'sijsake, don't act like it's a crime just bea dry-secco technique. I J One of the most interesting cause you think it's impractical land he can't afford it. He wanted aspects of Jean's fwork is hear- to do it and if he sees your eyes light up]with the look that says ing the amusingjremarks of the he'sfpretty swell, he won't evenjcare if it's a month's lunches he's people who pass by as ^she doing without. Men are like* that, but don't expect them to do works. A group of high-school thingsflike that every day. There are limits, too. students thought that it would Sir Walter Raleigh spread his velvet cloak in the mud so that be prettyjeasy work—just trac- Queen | Elizabeth fwouldn't* soil her shoes. Can you imagine a ing those figures on the wall." womanfputting her goodlcoat down in^the mud even if it were Someone asked jj her tif it would for a more important cause? No. I t takes one i of those perverse, be finished in a few weeks. boyish, sentimental males. Jean is now| a junior. She If Sir Walter Raleigh had seen you in front of the mud puddle, has, as yet, made no choice of would he have done the same for you? How do you rate as to inthe-field she will* enter after spiring a manfto really be a gentleman? Next time you have the graduation. £ I B. A. M. B. chance, see what a'little appreciation can do.
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Music is the spirit of the soul, and for those who appreciate fine music, the Erie Philharmonic Society has been "the spirit off the soul." Within the last 7 months, Erie has experienced and enjoyed great music and great performers, thanks £to Fritz Mahler and the orchestra members. April 5-6, 1948, marked the seventh and final concert ofm the current season. Last fall when Mr. Mahler re-organized the Erie Philharmonic Society, Mercyhurst girls were given the pleasure of ushering on the first night of each concert. (Every month sixteen girls went to the | S t r o n g Vincent Auditorium to perform their "usherette" duties and listen appreciatively to the music of the famous composers and great artists who appeared with the orchestra. Among the guest performers were: Rose Bompton, one of America's great dramatic} sopranos; Georges Emesco, composer and violinist; Joan Peebles, a renowned contralto and mezzo-soprano. As the concert season ends, the ushers extend their sincere thanks to Mrs. Sopper, president of the Women's Auxiliary, and Sister Mary *Alice for enabling us to have the pleasure of hearing these concerts.

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On Saturday, April! 10, Mercyhurst held the Annual Bridge Tea. Sponsored by the senior class, the affair this year supPlied! funds for a Public Address System to be installedfin the near future. The merchants of u Erie generously contributed food and "Prizes. Many of the girls' parNits attended the Tea, but

those who lived great distances guests discovered! the girls had became patrons for the affair, done all the work themselves. A highlight of* the afternoon The final event of the afterwas the Fashion Show directed noon was a tea arranged tin the by Miss Nina Reilly, clothing beautifully decorated dining instructor. J Freshmen, Sonho- room. I t was the cooperation Freshmen. Sophomores, and Juniors modeled the and good will of everyone concotton dresses, afternoon dresscerned which made our Annual es, and. suits, which they made Bridge Teal one of the greatest in their clothing courses. There kvere many surprised looks and I financial successes in the hissounds of delight when the tory of the school.

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Moat people h a v e seen t h e N E W E R look, but have you noticed an O L D E R look on K a y Young, S u e Stephens, Veronica NaldT E m m a L o u Scott, M a r g a r e t K r e p s , Charlotte Voss, Esther Fed f' Mildred Correll a n d M a r y A n n B o h r e r ? They should be wea' one, for each became a y e a r older this month. Happy BirthM APRIL FOOL || M A p r i l is t h e m o n t h d n which to fool, and W e r e some of us ev fooled 1 Ginny Stephens w a s fooled when someone told her sh had only o n e m o n t h left t o live. Sally Carlow's sympathetic heart melted when s h e s a w Claire K r a u s prostrated in a pool of blood which later, when tested b y t a s t e , | w a s found | t o be catsup.iMarv Ann P l a c k also w a s surprised t o hear h e r | y o u n g e r sister, Nancy tell of jjher escapades down town t h a t day. The Boston Store Clock can be confusing-, c a n ' t i M N a n c y ? Lucille Heintz, whose numerous antics make n e a r l y every day ;April Fool's day, felt quite at home on April II. B$?PPB *f I
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This is a scene from the Irish Version*of "Aesop's"Follies*' adapted for the Courtesy Program by the junior class on March 17. The players (1. to r.) are ^Audrey Sitter, Bette Cairns, Alice Murphy, Kay Mann, and Elaine Forgette*?.

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BEHIND THE 8 BALL m^d%mW W H ^ l The other day, a group of Mercyhurstlgirls were discussing the coming 8-Ball with a few Gannonites. Itfseems that those (Salmon boys are looking Ifor dates with Hhe |foil owing qualifications: the personality of Ann Boyd, thel conversationalI ability off Janey Davis, the dancing ^rhythm of Mildred Trippe,?the sparkling eye of Shirley Sommerhof,;,a girl as humorous as Evelyn Meldon, as polite as Eileen* Ignasiak,|as^ considerate as Shirley Bryson, one with the beautiful hair of Carol'Keane, J the soft complexion of Rachel Brown, the wardrobe of Sue Sardeson, the dignity of Clarice Jones,! and one as cheerful!as-Marilyn ban grayer, as friendly as Marian Andrews, as sincere as Audrey!Welther,fas happy as Barbara Huey, as much fun to be with as Grace Collins, as good a sport as Ellen Hickmott and las versatile as Betty Lout Cook. That's really a problem. Whom would you suggest? WJ& "*JK. The words: "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, What shalhl wear to Gannon's 8-Ball," Snow have a familiar ring,!hut before Easter it was: "A spring flowered! hat, some bright red [shoes, A smooth tweed suit—That's?what I'll choose"; / J j ^ ^ B ^ ^ ^ E ^ i ' J l s
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When* March 21 camejaround, it was hards for me to believe that it was the first day % of spring! X dressed to suit the calendar instead of ^the thermometer, [however, for spring was here! After one look at the swirling snow flakes outside though, I hastily dug my winter clothes from the moth balls and put my summer cottons back in the deepest corner morning, I knew I had con ^ of the closet. edja severe! case of W d|. As the storm continued, I tagious disease known m The was positive someone h a d cal circles as spring « v • oS changed the months on the cal- snow was gone, tne * ^0 endar—for wasn't. spring sup- green, the sun was •hin»* the posed to be green? Where did birds were singing »" ^ kinfftne beautiful white landscape Mercyhurst! girls were ^"- ore a fit in? I kept telling myself 'Why, oh ,f why ^ ^avm that it was just around the cor- have to be so ner though, but soon even the herself in hei corner seemed far away. clothes? P u t then « t0 When Easter morning dawn- takes us won ed and 1 arrayed! myself in my properly adorn o u » « ' M»well-worn winter outfit, I had "stepping out" and f°"i9T*\e, ^ definitely lost all faith in the ture is no exception to jj change of seasons! For me the Her dress must be J" ,r)ie r 1 sun would never shine, for I certain shade of S « of the had to wear an old outfit on flowers in it must H e r bonEaster Sunday instead of my most delicate shades. the j * * * \ beautiful new bonnet. Oh well, net must contain I thought, the people in Alaska number lot clouds upon ^ ^ , tin y • have a lot'in common with me background as befits And h t*e —the only difference is that of her prestige• ""-{r0ta they live in ice houses and I children must ny M0W* ^ still live in the old conventional South and arrive * correct moment f^Jfo t0 gH type. Winter weather continued up Nature took a long she «s cm ^ until the day of my departure rive this year, but s for school. When I awoke that Uinly worth waiting **-

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Spring C h e c k u p
The Associated Collegiate Press passed this check-up for students along to us. It was proposed by a writer for The Oak Leaves of Manchester College, North • Manchester, Indiana. 1. Do you get to class on time always, and keep appointments ? 2. Are you neat and clean in appearance every day? 3. Do you attempt to be attentive and courteous in class, even when the subject seems a 1 i ttle dull to you ? 4. Do you have your lessons prepared every day? 5. Doiyou put forth special effort before expecting an "A"? 6. Do you protest injustices to the professor courteously, in order that he may remedy them, rather than complaining impotently to your roommate and the world at large? 7. Do you refrain from conducting your private correspondence and conversations in class? Here's our own addition: 8. Are you a classroom gum-chewer or lacquer-peeler?

In the spring, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of . . . . . J 1 need I say more? Here at Mercyhurst it's different; aside 1 from the usual thoughts of spring;and its consequences, the typi[ i njercyhurst Girl is thinking of fond farewells and sweet remembrances. For, in the past few weeks the Clubs have been giv. - uttle farewell parties for the Seniors—little golden links in •heir chain of memories. The English Club's last meeting was very colorful and springlike. Held in the Community Room, decorated with spring flowers land pastel colors this meeting will long be remembered by the seniors for the gardenia favors, the flickering candlelight, sweet songs, and memorable tributes. "The Business Leaf," put out by the sophomore members of 0 G. A. has been dedicated to this year's seniors to wish them the best in health, luck, and happiness. The O. G. A. has planned a party for the seniors, with each department offering different tributes. Certificates, with honor, will be awarded to those seniors who recently took Gregg Shorthand Teacher's Examination, sponsored by the New York office of Gregg Publishing Company. This eroup will also f be presented with gift souvenirs from the Club. A film will also be shown which will be of great interest to business majors. | Spring just wouldn't be Spring without the nods and becks and wreathed smiles—and you'll see plenty of that on the delighted faces of thosef attending the Janus Club's annual spring production—the unforgettable "Jane Eyre," which stars Connie Schneider and Anne Nickum under the excellent direction of Miss Maheu. Last week, when Spring Fever was at its fall time high, the Art Cluhfhad its last meeting in honor of the seniors; it was complete with gypsies and a last will and testament. Elections [were held and next year's president is Mary Stanny. jHere's a choice list of news for the gossips: Marge Claffey, a!5Mercyhurst girl of last year, had a few of her black and whites on display last week. The Erie artists exhibited their work at the museum, land we're glad tojhear that Marge's were among the best! | The lucky winner of the lovely La Crosse Set will be announced by the raffle committee at the next meeting of the Sociology Seminar—which will also be the party for thejseniors. Not all of the plansihave been made but I hear that these are quite secret. No news here for gossips! t# Guess spring wouldn't be spring without its back-fence gossip! So—here's a spicy bit for them. The M. C. Glee ClubHs going to Buffalo for the Canisius Spring Concert. The girls are also busy practicing for Bishop's\Day and Commencement.! The girls in the S. O. S. as well as the fashion designers in New York and Paris take advantage of this delightful season to display their talents. The "new long look" predominated a t the Fashion Show the girls staged sat the Bridge-Tea, April 10. The S. 0. S. is having a raffle—a good cause and a very good radio! Buy a chance now! I heard that several of the girls are going to a Convention in Pittsburgh. Why not let us in on the news ? Swinging lanterns, mazes, tacks, flour, water, (hey, Jean Ann?) and many other hectic things made lifei miserable a few weeks ago for many girls at*the "exercises" of the A. A.* initiation. Tough, wasn't it? W. E. R. C. now has a new competitor forfthe Airwaves! The juniors took over the, last meeting of the Science Seminar in the form of a very clever radio skit. The Modern Foreign Language Club has planned a very novel and interesting idea for its {next meeting. Each language department will prepare a dish of the country it represents. The dinner, with its (many varied and tempting dishes, is to|be followed oy folk dances. This meeting will be the last and also honors the seniors. f Speaking about conventions, and I was a couple of Clubsijago, CeCe Jewell and Agnes Kalata were Mercyhurst's and the I. R. C.'s representatives to the recent state convention of the I. R. C. We're proud of <>the good work you did, girls. I'd say you had a pretty dreamy time in Philadelphia.) Attention,! gossips: Don't youSlove frat parties? Ask CeCe! % f I ||l At its last meeting, the girls of the I. R. C. discussed the com— mg presidential election, pro and con. The president, according to the I. R. C. is Harold Stassen. Who knows? Perhaps they're

Kay Young You'll find our MERCIAD "Girl of the Month" one of the most versatile girls on the campus. K. A. Y. isi of couse, Kathryn Ann Young, a senior day-hop history major. The following gives us a glimpse into Kay's past, present, and future. She was president of her class during her junior year; a former secretary, and this year president of the I. R. C ; junior and! senior delegate to the N. F. C. C. S.; and a member of the J English Club. Something to watch for willlbe her portrayal of "Mason" in "Jane Eyre." A distinction Kay possesses is that of being one of Mercyhurst's most "traveled" representatives. While attending ten "big and little" N. F. C. C. S. and N. S. A. conventions, Kay has journeyed over five thousand miles in six states. lAmong Kay's favorite pastimes are her five-year-old brother, Bill, spaghetti; dinners at Trippe's, and telling Connie Schneider about her convention experiences. Her favorite subject is philosophy. She likes dancing, jazz music especially Stan Kenton, and swimming. We'd say she's one of the reasons why the Erie Chamber of Commerce encourages tourists to visit the Peninsula during the summer. Kay is looking for a summer of weddings. Her pet peeve is that six senior day-hops will be married by July 16. When the fall school term comes 'round again, will | Kay be teaching ? "Definitely, anywhere they hire me!" Oh, to be in high school with a teacher like our Kay!
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< Paint my /future black— staggered and fallen, those na' shake the Stardust from my tions strapped and brandeyes—scare me with the dan- ed, these men wounded and gers of ism] after ism, but in dead! 3: the name of Love leave me These feelings reached their some hope in the personal crisis and found their focus in worth of my fellow man. Rome on April! 18. Had the reDreadfully alarming is the sults of this} historic moment increasing rate at which the not been what we had prayed anticipation of and the jinevit- for, we would have seen:: our ability of another major war is own fate as it wouldlhave been being assumed among all levels, depicted in time. Byron said it professions, and races of peo- thus: ple. What sort of world is it, "While the Colossium stands, w h a t ^ k i n d of nation, what Rome stands. breed of § man are wet that can When the ^Colossium falls, dare to contemplate an even Rome falls, more terrible struggle than the And when Rome falls—the last when we see our world, world." IL. G.

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Atom Explained
Dr. Luther Gable, an instructor at the 1American Television Laboratories! in Chicago, Illinois, gave an interesting, illustrated lecture, on March 11, °n the topic, "Atomic Energy, Radar, and Television in "eace." Dr. Gable gave several strikn ! 5 demonstrations of the qualm s of black light, which cannot be seen except when \ shone °n radioactive|substances. * The audience was very much amuse d as everyone's teeth glowed w nen he flashed the light into the dark auditorium. Several startling ^predictions were brought out in his talk, one oft which was his expectation that the next war will not be an atomic war but a biological one. He mentioned future use of huge "atomic piles" as a source of power in place of electricity. He reminded us that"You can get so far ahead of science that nobody believes you. We are going to put this energyfto work inlindustry, and we are going to be surprised at it." B. A.

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Now t h a t we're all back from Easter vacation . . . and those Easter bonnets "with all the Easter vacation we can remem- frills upon it." . . . and how much fun two weeks can hold, ber, in sentimental moments, Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . . the Christian-Demowhat we did during the holi- crat victory in Italy . . . presidential candidate, Stassen—leaddays. ing with the students . . , the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948, As we look around us, we can "America's answer t o the challenge facing the free world" . . . see spring "bursting" out all the coal strike and the indictment of Lewis . . . and still another over in pretty Easter bonnets war—the War Against Cancer. with all the ribbons and flowMercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . Charers, in pastel suits and pretty lotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre"—and its being immortalprints. ized by the Janus Club . . . the Bridge-Tea, a social ' The world keeps? getting and financial success • . . the 8-Ball—which a lot of smaller and smaller. This old i t h e seniors were behind during comprehensives • . • adage,was proved by several May Day—Its prayers and preparations • . . the|Glee Mercyhurst girls who globeClub's concert with Canisius—and singing for their trottedv during vacation. Gerry | supper, •- p Rock visited, Philadelphia Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . Corinne Braun/s bewhere, she says, the sea-food ing radiant with Florida sunshine . . . the newftennis courts— is still "just wonderful." Fort now the seniors can a t least drive—tennis balls . . . the return Lauderdale, and Miami Beach of our valiant lady—Jeanne Ledoux . . . Betty Lou Cook, the lead welcomed Nancy, Corinne, and in the Gannon play, "Our Town" . . . Katy Weaver's irrepressible Joann; they truthfully say the good humor . . . Shirley Sommerhof's new home . . . the pause sun was shining in all its glory, that refreshes—our new water coolers. though Joann did suffer a Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . Jean Gibslight case of sun 1 poisoning! son's romantic engagement—betcha that's the fbest Of course, Iris went to her movie she's ever seen . . • Things looking "Rosie" home in Tampa and took Ana for a next year's Student Council land "Praeterita" as her guest—they both came . . . H. J. Walters, "Queen for a Day" . . . Georgia back looking like advertiseImig's energy . . J the long and short of it—Walments for a summer resort, too. shie'sr vivacious'smallness and Burnsie's poised tallWashington, D. C. has its speness . • . Sue Sardeson's cute personality — with cial asset—the cherry blossoms clothes t o match • • . 4:20 offee time with Art. and Evie. •in? full bloom just for Helen ^Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . England's contribuand Miriam. With these after thoughts of tion to disc collections—"Swing Low, Sweet} Clarinet" . . . Easter still with us, we can Judith Anderson's superb portrayal of Media . . . summer dresses look toward Spring a t Mercy- and shorter tresses . . . the opening of the Cleveland opera seahurst and all its special'events; son . . . linen and lace . . . sensational Nancy Walker in "Look then come the summer-months Ma, I'm Dancin'"—and really does! . . . satin ankles traps, a swimming, sleeping, and, of delicate echo |to the new look . . , the husky voice of Frankie Lane sweeping the country . . . that "crowning glory"—the hat course, the summer jobs! |§§ \ . \ M. G. that meets the hair-line . . . one full hour of SUSPENSE. Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking;About •> .{the ar0 r i v a l of spring . . • trips t o the penisunla and* our own little island . . . pix and picnics—if it doesn't oust rain, that is • %k after graduation day. Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . j "June's * Busting' The Erie Civic Theatre Association, which has offered a Out All Over"—with weddings, graduations, parties, vacations number of excellent dramatiza- . . . and the most significant date—June 5. C. S. and G.IF. tions this season, now presents "The J Late ;; George Apley." George S. Kaufman, the playwright, adopted the play from the 1937 jj Pulitzer Prize Novell of the same name, written by§i The Gannon College Players and Irene Willis, a favorite of John P . Marquand. The play presented "Our Town" by the theatergoers of the Erie has -.proved popular with the Thornton Wilder! on Saturday, Playhouse,? were equally good. evening, \ April 24, in Strong Andy Fabrizio portrayed the audience. "The Late George Apley," a Vincent auditorium a t 8:30 P. favorite, George Gibbs. Hank M. Miss Margaret Dunn, an Robasky and Warner Tobin purported memoir, of a self-satEnglish professor a t Gannon matched the performance! of isfied Bostonian, has been deMiss Kingston and Miss Willis. College directed it. scribed as an authentic piece of This -play ran two years on Betty Lou Cook re-enacted EmAmericana. The gentle satire Broadway, starring Martha ily, bringing her back to life displayed is applicable to acScott. "Our Town" is a sym- from the grave. Agnes Kalata tual conditions in the Hub. bolic play representing ordin- took the port of Rebecca Henderson Forsythe, assista r y lafe without all| usual stage Gibbs, George's twelve-year-old ant director of the Playhouse, properties of realistic drama. sister. plays George Apley, "the life Others included in the cast of the party, a man who lived The action takes place in ia fast . and furious." This role small New Hampshire town in were: George Hayes, Richard j; b Carlson, George Kahn, Peter was made famous by Leo G. 1904. Audrey Dudenhoeffer, Carroll on Broadway and by i On Ray Cieslack, as the Libra, Ronald Colman in! the movie. stage! manager, I rested the re- Marvin Riddle, James Coyle, Margaret Loft portrays Cath- sponsibility of capturing the Jean O'Dell, |DeMara Hewitt, erine Apley, the^patient, charm- audience's attention and mak- Tom Heubel, Henry Runser, ing and understanding wife. ing them feel that they were Robert Yadesky, and Roger S. M. M. Pat Fowler plays the part of part of the play. Ann Kingston Stowe. Eleanor Apley. Among other Playhouse favorites included in the cast are Philip Pruneau, Prank. Borgman, Ted Jordan, IN MEMORIAM Carolyn Coates, and • Patricia Sully. I | The student body of MercyComing next is "Years Ago," the gayest comedy on Broad- hurst wishes to extend sincere 710 Peach St. J way in 1947, written by Ruth sympathy to Margaret Dease, (Next to Colonial) Gordon. The New York Post describes this hit as "A tender, Eileen Ignasiak and Carol gentle, sunny and gracious Keane on their recent bereaveBREAKFAST - - comedy." You'll want to see - - - LUNCHEONS - - ment. both of these productions. - - . DINNER # '< * 'K 'C. C .

Philosophy Department Honors St. Thomas Aquinas
Margaret Rigard gave the introduction to the Program, which was divided into two parts. The first part was entitled "The Eternal Vision." Con-] stance Finch presented Thomas' belief that " you cannot enjoy all good unless you come to the source of all good." Marian McLean, speaking about "The Saints and Their Ruler," showed how our soull is perfected when it is subject ears fawn to God. Audrey Welther gave to the audience? this impressive 7A torns truth, "Unhappy is the man By Rev. O. A. Boyer who knows many things, but This unusual story written does not know Thee." I During the second part of the! by Rev. 0 . A. Boyer centers | about a Canadian girl named program entitled, "The Coni Rose Ferron. "Little Rose" was temporary^ Look," Mary Forche.] the tenth of the fifteen chil- Theresa Rowbottom, Kathleen dren her motherjhad prayed for Ralill, Mary Alice % Hoerbelt, to honor each mystery of the Lucille Gasper, and Rosemary rosary. Rose's mystery was the Guinnane gave the great philosopher's true belief's concernCrucifixion. Little Rose was a mystic. ing Jthe virtue of modesty. Athe many profound "Her perfect union with Christ mong sparkled with grace and pro- thoughts presented weregthese:, duced marvelous phenomena Eof "Wholesome pleasure is a nebody and soul." She experienc- cessity, for just as our body, ed ecstatsies a t the age fof needs rest, so des our soul." | three, and a t thirteen she be- We .great our soul by pleasure, came ill and thereafter endured and "By knowing the truth men great sufferings. The stigmata, brought closer Ito God." M. B. or the marks of Our Lord's -0wounds, appeared on her hands, feet, heart, shoulder and face. H 1 9 ^MY BOYFRIEND These included the marks of g| My boyfriend is named Namthe flagellation, of the crown of reh, $ which i s | just Herman thorns, and of the wounded face | spelled backwards. Though allj of Our Lord. \M would not call him-handsome, Little Rose is;not a character he is still "the best boyfriend a girl ever had. I in a story. She is reality. Her He is such>a good boy—every i sufferings were witnessed by one approves of him; he is al-1 thousands, and s the miracles she ways willing to bring me to wrought are too numerous to me school, to run errands {for * mention. Her philosophy for yes, there is j hardly a thing suffering is well worth remem- Namreh wouldn't do for me. bering: "Grind up all your sufiUnlike most of the oppositel ferings in the mill of | patience sex, he never gives me a momand silence*; mix them with the ents worry. I often allow him w j balsam• of the. Passion of the go riding with other girls and Savior, make them into a small never feel the least bit jealous pill and swallow it with faith if he hugsithem going through and love and the fire of Chari- V& dark |woods. When he is au slicked up in a new blue coat, I ty will digest it." can hardly keep my eyes o Everyone can read "She him. ] \i i Wears A Crown of Thorns." I t He is an escort with whom j is simply written and presents any girl would be proud to a vivid picture of a truly hero- seen and although he doesn dei« ic girl. • The author did not in- smoke or dance, I often re a? bit of alcohol on his *> **" tend this book to be a great litespecially on the cold mo erary work, but he wished to ings. .. .. 0lle| convey to us the marvels of 1 > Even though he hasJ* * Rose's life. This he does so bad habit, I am still deeply J beautifully I that her life lifts love with him—after all, n the reader to spiritual heights. my car, tiand I shall love ^ ? I I D. M. till he turns to rust Students from the Department of Philosophy of Mercyhurst College, under the direction^of Mr. Donatelli^presented the third annual program in honor St. Thomas Aquinas on March 10, in the college auditorium.

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