Participate in the student assembly to-day

Volume XX11, No. 4


Participate in the student assembly to-day

February 14, 1951



{Assembly TodayII Janus^Sponsors
This morning Mercyhurst collegians will sponsor a program initiating the student rights plan. This program, presented by the students and for the student body and members of the student-faculty committee will be| in the form of! a panel discussion, followed by a question period. The purpose of this assembly is to interest Mercyhurst girls in student rights and to point out the value of such rights in an academic community. Members of the panel will be Mary Ann Callahan, Patricia Moran, Helen Sf Eisert, Frances Sullivan, Donna Byers, and Mary Ann Cole. Colleen MoMahon, senior member of the student-faculty committee will preside as chairman.

Awarded fo Erie Students
Erie girls are inlthe lead on the Dean's List just posted for the first semester.!;Out of the seventeen girls who had an average of 90 or more in all their courses, ten of the group are day-hops. All classes have a fair representation on the List with the exception of the freshmen, who are still orientating themselves to college Ufe. Seniors listed for recognition are Nancy Hamilton and Katherine Sterrett of Erie, Colleen MoMahon of Pelham, N. Y., and Aileen Yuen of China. The Juniors too have an even number of day-hops ^and house students: Lydia? Davey, Dorothy Roth and Betty Slater, all of Erie; and Marilyn Garden, (Pittsburgh; Mary Jo Royer, Texas; and Pagtricia Moran, Titusville.

Play Competition Sunday Evening
^To add variety to this year's dramatic program and to give Janus Club pledges an opportunity to earn points toward membership, the Janus Club is sponsoring a play competition on Sunday evening, February 18. Two one-aot plays will be presented, the senior and sophomores combining their talents to vie with the Juniors and freshmen. The choosing and direction of these plays will be in the hands of the "big sister" classes, while the actual acting 'iand pro? duction crew work < is the task of the "little sisters". Under the direction of Aline Karlak, the senior-sophomore group will present White Queen, Red Queen, a historical play. A comedy, The Charm Racket by Evelyn! Neuenburg, has been chosen by the junior-freshman combination under the direction of Mary Jo Royer. Threef judges from the dramatic groups in Erie will evaluate the performances on the basis of costuming, direction, acting ability, production technique, and choice of plays.

Eye-Witness of Politburo To Give Lecture in March
Dr. Nicholas Nyaradi, non-Communist Ex-Minister of Finance o Hungary, will reveal some startling facts ahm.t of the plans of the Soviet when he speaks to the students and faculty of Mercyhurst College on Monday, March l l in the college auditorium. •• ; ' da e I t h ^ n J " ? " P ^ H u n g a r y , Dr. Nyaradi was educated at the University of Budapest, where he became Doctor in Political Science and Doctor in Law. He was the last nonCommunist member of the Hungarian coalition government and during his seven months stay in Moscow he conferred with the leading members of the Politburo. Thus he knows * .J J j? what is In the minds of the fourgteen men controlling Russia's des1 tiny.

Home-ecers Plan Movie Of Christ

Day-hops predominate sin the By popular demand of the stusophomore group among whom are dent body, Reverend James PeterRuth Briggs, Janet and Joan son, Gannon College professor, Davis, Roxana Downing and Joan will again conduct the student Weaver; while Joan Harrison of retreat. Annually sponsored by the New York City and Frances Sulli- Sodality of Our -Lady, the retreat van | off Rochester complete the .will be fheld in the latter portion sophomore honor students. of Lent. * * * On March 3, Sister M. Eymard, instructor in the Mercyhurst department of biology, will speak at the Biology Institute to be conducted atfDuquesne University in One hundred collegian trunks Pittsburgh. The subject of the went up in flames when & storage talk will be "Ecology in the Teachshed on the south campus of ing of High School Biology." EcoMercyhurst 'burned to the ground logy is the study of plants in their on Saturday, January- 27.| natural homes, including the study The| blaze started between 3:00 of their household affairs. Sister and 3:30 in the afternoon. As the Eymard will point out the values flames leaped high in the air, pine to be derived from directing the trees on the south side of t h e l students to the natural sites of building caught fire like torches, plants by means of field trips. blazing high for a few seconds The talk will also Include; a few and then dying out. Firemen ran techniques to aid teachers in the lengths ofifire;hose around the conduct of such trips. college and down the boulevard to m * * * the fire hydrant in front of the Sally Carlow andf Mary jJo college ' gates. Before they were Royer, senior and junior deleable to get the water to the fire, gates to I the NFCCS, attended a however, it had spread through regional council meeting at Lethe building. Spectators from the Moyne University in Syracuse, surrounding area flocked to the February 6. At (this meetings arscene. Many of them did not rea- rangements were concluded for the lize the importance of the razing Regional! Convention scheduled of the|old "chicken coop." j for April 14 at Nazareth |College in Rochester. A new plan has been For the first few years of Mercydevised for the circulation of The hurst's existence, the old red Federator, the national newspaper building served as a chicken coop. of the|;NFCCS. Formerly the paThen it was completely abandoned per was sent free of charge to all for several years. In 1933, at inmember colleges, but with the sistent requests of the collegians publication of the February issue, for a place:Xor recreation outside a nominal fee will be charged. of the college proper, the Dean approved their plans for the chicken roost. At this time, the Rooster Club came into being, derived from the "chicken roost." In 1036, the "Roosters*' redecorated the "Roost" in red and black changing it into a rustic yet modern setting. When the Lounge was opened in 1940, the students deserted the "Roost" and it was later converted into a storage shed for the trunks of Mercyhurst students.

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Blaze Destroys 'Chicken Roost'

Studio Shows Water Colors
An exhibition of twenty water colorsf by Gertrude Herrick Howe is at fpresent on display in the third floor studio of the Mercyhurst art department. Included in the exhibit aref a group of seascapes drawn from the Cape Cod region, plus a series of land-scapes reminiscent of scenes located in the Smoky Mountains.! A typical work shows an isolated mountain cabin, surrounded by barren trees, which conveys* a mood of loneliness and abandon. Mrs. Howe is said to have the illustrator's touch as evidenced in her technique of dry and wet brush combinations, in the snatches of humor contained in some of her work, and by the whimsical figures included in her sea-scapes. A graduate off Mount Holyoke College, Mrs. Howe has illustrated books for several publishing firms. In 1945 she was chosen to do the NationalfBook Weekfposter. Sister Angelica and the art department extend a cordial invitation! to all art-lovers to view this show which will be on display until February 21.

The Home!Economics Club has launched] out into the movingpicture business. They have rented the auditorium of the Cathedral Grade School, seating capacity 500, for the afternoon and evening of March 2. At this time they will show the recent Hollywood production "Upon This Rock." This sound picture in kodachrome presents the llife of Our Lord through the eyes of the Prince of the Apostles. William H. Mooring commented of the ^picture that he could not remember in a picture a more vivid and compelling portrait of Our Lord .. gentle but strong, kind but always robust .. "The portrayal" he said, "gains both power, and dignity fromHhe clear strong voice and the untheatrical mien whichj distinguish it from the earlier screen characterizations." J ^ ^ H ^ E "Upon This Rock"|is expected to attract a large audience| because | of itsispeclal appeal during the Lenten season. 9 S B

In the United States Dr. Nyaradi I is no stranger, for it was during a trip to Washington, where he had been called to discuss economic matters with officials of our State -{Department,: that he was appointed Finance Minister in the Hungarian Cabinet. He is the author of the series of "Saturday Evening!Post" articles: "I •Saw Russia Preparing?for World War in," etc. j Dr. Nyaradi is well-known, to the lecture-going public because of his timely comments and eyewitness accounts of the tactics employed by the Russian Politburo in Eastern Europe and the world.

Students, Faculty Discuss Problems
The Student-Faculty Board, "which-a few months ago was-meie dream stuff, has become a reality at Mercyhurst. By the close of th2 Board's fourth weekly meeting on January 18l the members had drawn up a tentative constiution ofj the organization, ready to be presented to the Student Council and to the Faculty. The purpose of this Board as stated in the constitution is "to promote better understanding between faculty and students: thus it aims at better student faculty communication."! Composed of six members, three students and three faculty, the Board has 'been holding- weekly meetings on Thursday evening at 7:30 in the third floor social room. At these meetings they discuss only those matters referred to tha Board either by the Student Council or by{the Faculty. Then they make recommendations which are reported back to the two organ;- | zations concerned. It then becomes the duty of the President j of the Student Council to make! arrangements for reporting the •findings of this Board;to the student body.

Students Welcome Famed Philosopher

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Mercyhurst welcomes back to its lecture platform on February 26, after an absence of three years, Dr. Charles DeKoninckJ one of the foremost philosophers^ in the world todayj For four successive years Dr. DeKoninck^was on the college lecture program, usually remaining* at Mercyhurst three or four days land giving ia series of lectures to students and* faculty. Internationally known, Dr.fDeKoninck | is | now Dean of the School of Philosophy and Theology at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. The topic of Dr. DeKoninok's lecture is not definite, but It is probable that it may be the timely subject of |" The ^Assumption of Mary and the Cult of Her Person". Whatever the subject, the Doctor's talk is sure to be very worthwhile for it will beltoased on the philosophy of St. Thomas Aqinas.

In the Future
February 15—Big| and -Little Sister Dinner—College Inn. February 16—Varsity gamehere—8:00 February 17—Teachers* exams S Strong Vincent High School. February 18—Play Competition. February 23—Varsity game— here—8:00. 'j. February 26, 27—DeKoninck lectures. March 2—Varsity game—'here, 8:00. I March 8, 9, 10—Retreat, irch 12—Dr. Nicholas Nyaradi Lecture.

Then came the dramatic day in [ January when a fire \ of unknown origin swept throughphe building destroying all of its contents. Strangely enough, a new storage shed was planned to be built in the near future.

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The faculty and students of Mercyhurst College offer sincere sympathy to Sister M. Victorine on the death of her sister, to Sister M. Philippa on the death of her sister, and to Margaret -tSueta on the death of her brother.

Pag« Two


February 14, 1951

The Fourth Station

Are you standing beside Mary on Calvary as the shadow of the cross falls upon her? Do you see her pain-filled eyes as she suffers with Him eachlfresh torment that the burden ol the cross offers? ; Yes, Mary was at Calvary.. She knows the helpless, terriiying|pain of watching a loved one suffer. And Mary accept ecl|her pain; she accepted God's will.


A Challenge to Students

Perhaps the best deal would be to dig a hole, climb down in, cover ourselves up, and stay there. As the leaders of the world are striving for peace in this their generation, the cry comes from somewhere that the youth of today can never be the "guiding lights" of tomorrow. We beg to differ. There are many students who have no idea what they want and less of an idea where they are going,

At this fourth station take Mary's hand; she offers it to There Is a popular and quite you. Ask her to help you suffer, accept, and pray. Lent is erroneous myth that grand opera, your time to stand close beside Mary. Ask her if abstinence conceived as dramatic entertainfrom candy would be adequate sacrifice to offer Christ, Who ment, consists largely of over-upfasted forty daysfand forty nights. Ask her to help you re- #holstered females complaining new your intention of attending Mass each day, thereby par- noisily in foreign languages! to or ticipating in the Sacrifice of Christ. Ask her to remind you about their scandalously unrojftto accept those little daily trials in silence so that you may mantic-looking lovers. The ama^meditate on Christ's words of submission to His Father: teur listener considers the stories ?Not My will, but Thine be done." Learn from her what you as idiotic, the characters as immust do to share in the life of Christ so that on Easter morn possible people whose unbridled you^still stand at her side and rejoice in the fulfillment of passions can!bear no conceivable the* Redemption, § < relationship to life as theyf know
it. But such is not a true picture of opera. Opera Vehicle For Drama Since the time of Gluck, opera composers have -(considered their f works primarily! as vehicles for Bthe dramatic stage, that is, as good 1 The magazine Life is supposed to be about life; but what stories revealed | on a stage by does it picture as important in these our days? Stories in the Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Cosmopolitan singing actors with the assistance of an orchestra. (Sometimes, of tell of crises in human lives, but what kind of crises? course, our composers made mistakes in judgment, just as the Ill § Looking at Life, we find that politics, fash ion, It heater, shrewdest of Broadway and Holscience,, and odd events make up thefweekly substance of a lywood! producers do. But that magazine bought by a great many Americans. So, what's they tried their hardest to get wrong? Just one thing. Such a coverage leaves out the idea good books for their music is reof life that afCatholic has. The Catholic knows that life vealed by the fact that Puccini is the anteroom of heaven. Life {knows politics, fashion, took several times as long whiptheater, science, odd events—no more. Is Life a great maga- ping the Uibretto of La Boheme zine? No. p I into shape as he did composing the music, by Verdi's attention to What two problems face the characters in the short every detail of the libretto of Aida stories of the Saturday Evening Post* Ladies' Home Journal in his lengthy letters to the man and Cosmopolition most often? Money and unrequited love. who was writing it, by Wagner's Life must be rich and romantic. There lies happiness. One and Leoncavallo's • insisting* on. must also be^young, thin, healthy, and gorgeous. Is this the writing their own librettos in substance of a Catholic^mentality? We'd be insulted if anyorder to be sure to get a worthy one said, "That's it!" | \\ \ dramatic story for their talents. Original Saurces Of Opera So, do we need a Catholic press? Is the secular press The original sources to which these men? went were often the leaving out something pretty important: the next world and its influence on this? Is it being trivial?! It looks like it, most obvious sources for good stories—stories that had captured doesn't it? % the imaginations of thousands beNow? for a little speculation. Which do we Catholics fore them. Wagner went mostly to| tha powerful ancient Norse read more of, the secular or the Catholic press? The secular? myths; Gaunci used the legend If we do, we must be a little inconsistent, a little foolhardy, or a little stupid—don't you think? 3 of Faust which had! appealed? to dozens of authors before fhim; Puccini, in Madame Butterfly and Tosca, went to the popular dramatic hits of his day; Bizet went, for Carmen, to a thoroughly fascinating Frenchlnovelette, and so on. These fine stories had, for Yes, we now have a Student-Faculty Committee! Its operatic sta*ge purposes, generally constitution has been written and explained to the members to be made shorter and more comof the college, to both faculty and students. But the purpose pact, for singing speech is slower than any other, and ah opera of this article is not, as you might suspect, to bolster interest should not last longer than the and confidence in the Committee, but toipoint out to both hours between dinner and bedstudents and faculty that this group cannot possibly| solve time. The alterations were often all the problems existing between the two groups. J an improvement over the original. Carmen, for instance, in MeriIt is not to discredit the Committee to say that it is like mee's tale, begins with a long and a new toy which has to be wound up before it will work. A unexciting account of how the author happened to iberln Spain handful of students and faculty members alone cannot be on a pseudo-scientific expedition expected tofbetter the relationships between individuals and when he happened to run across a groups at the college. Their main job is to bring about more particularly interesting female criminal. This is all happily cut efficient student-faculty communication. § out in the operatic version, while an addition is made infthe form In order to accomplish this student-faculty communicaof the simple village girl Miceala, tion, there;must be an individual effort en the part of each who provides an excellent draand every faculty member as well as every student so that matic foil to Carmen herself. Most the two groups, through the lindividuals in each group, do of Goethe's profoundest philonot work against one another but work together to make sophy is cut out of the libretto of Faust because it would make longMercyhurst a better and happier placelf or all of us. winded undramatic stuff when set to music.

Life Can Be Trivial

How Strong Are You ?

but for these there are others who have risen above student indifference, going outside their own college to accept the challenge This is our first chance to tell that this bemuddled world offers you that we're pleased to know them. It is to these that we look. you, Mrs. Margaret Dean Kealey, There exists in the United Field Secretary for Mercyhurst States an organization whose priCollege. Although we're not ol the class of 1935, we do say welcome mary purpose is the training of leaders among its student memback, since your new career began bers. It isjj the National Student here on January 15. Association. Conceived in Prague, Born In Buffalo but an Erie in 1946, by twenty-five U. S. sturesident most of her life, Mrs. dents who attended the now poKealey, a past officer of the litically run International Union Mercyhurst College Alumnae As- of Students, its goals are the desociation, has had valuable experi- velopment among students of an ence in both the teaching field awareness of responsibility to the and in the business world. For school, to the community, to huseven years she taught Commer- manity and to God. cial Education in the Erie Public N. S. A. Leaders Excel -School 'System, and three of these N. S. A. now numbers 332 colyears included work on the Museum Staff. The past three and a leges and universities, among half years were spent as a private which are 'St. Mary's of Notre Dame, Seton Hill College, Niagara secretary? at General Electric. University, St. Bonaventure UniCivic activities of Mrs. Kealey versity, and John Carroll Univerare many and varied. She is an sity. It occupies two seats on active member of the Philhar- UNESCO^the educational branch monic Auxiliary and of St. Vincent's Junior Aid. Forlthe past of the United Nations. The leadtwo years she has done volunteer ers of the N. S. A. have more than Gray Lady work at St. Vincent's excelled themselves. This year, Al Hospital. Active in Playhouse af- Lownestein, National President, fairs, two years ago|she was the journeyed to Canada where he assistant Campaign Manager for spoke to .Canadian youth. In DePlayhouse Membership. cember, he was wrJn A,'s voting delegate at (Stockholm, Sweden, I Interviewing Main Duty Interviewing high school seniors where leaders of nineteen national who are interested i n | attending student unions met to discuss procollege twill be the main duty of posed multilateral working arMrs. Kealey.* These wiU include rangements between their organig-'rls not only in Erie and the zations. Elmer Brock, who last year was county, .but also in'New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Since president of the Pennsylvania she enjoys traveling, she is sure region, and this year holds the National office of Student Affairs she willj*enjoy her work.-3 vice-president, attended the White Everyone has a pet peeve, and House (Conference on Youth and Mrs. Kealey Isaid I hers is people the j Preliminary Conference on who are late for appointments. Rights of the Educational ComAmong her favorite sports are golf munity,! co-sponsored by N. S. A. and bowling, jj There [have t bean and! the American Council on some changes made! atfMercy- Education. N. S. A. is divided into hurst since 1935, and among the re jions.1 Known fort its strength outstanding ones noticed foytMrs. is Ithe ^Pennsylvania Region §of Kealey are * the Public! Address which Kenneth: Kurtz of ©warthSystem and the Gates. But she morejCollege is president. thatlher tells us ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ only trouble is This is an uncertain generation. running the switchboard J when The situation wttl only be remediDoris is busy with another* mes- ed by those who are courageous sage. X'i 1 • WM- v B £ and unselfish in giving themselves. We all wondered who was to The situation calls for the making c-dcupy the second desk in the In- of a choice. Dig through education formation Room. And now that we for the tools necessary . . . climb know Mrs. Kealey, we're really high and stay there.! satisfied. "Let it not be said that we were unequal to the taskSbefore us." attend grand opera, we can listen to {the programs broadcast from l wo to five every Saturday afternoon from the Metropolitan Opera House. Although you will be unable to ^witness the grandeur of attire and scenery, you will hear Join with the Juniors in the very best of musical art. For their anti- gripe campaign. it is the peculiar power of music Abolish the "fifth-column" of drama to project its passions more eomplainers at Mercyhurst. forcefully and more compelling than any other form of art.

Gripe 11 Campaign

There is an old and oftenfquotedjadage which says that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Each student and each faculty member is a link. How strongfis our chain? How strong are YOU?

Saturday Afternoon Opera While most of us are unable to Next Column

Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. Member of Associated Collegiate Press I Editoi Peggy Jetter Assistant Editors Barbara HempeJ, Frances Sullivan Associate Editor Pat Moran Business Manager _ Edith Harris Writing Satff—Laura Jean Bly, Colleen McMahon, Margaret McGuire, Mary Jo Royer, Ceci Wert, Florene Cherry, Norma Jean Scott. Margaret Broderick, Doris Moore. i& Business Staff—Mary Adelaide Witt, Rosemary Lahr,| Dolores Wally, Corrine Prenatt, Dorothy Roth, Claire Todd, Lucreta Pavlov, Anita Sontominna.;; f .


February 14, 1951


Pago Three

Personality* Portraits

Not the Carnival

Dr. Relihan chats with Arlene Murphy, Mary Ann Benetin, and Gloria Ruocco.

February opens a new semester here at Mercyhurst, and this semester means "observing" for the Junior Glass. The weekly jaunt to Academy is, according to some, much more interesting as time goes on. But2 there are others who rather meekly utter, "How can I ever stand in front of a class and teach!" Dr.fRelihanfdoesn't seem the least bit worried about I these future^teachers as we see him telling one of his favorite stories to these juniors girls. Striking a familiar pose with "spectacles" fin hand is Arlene Murphy from Greenfield, Mass. A biology major, "Murph" is also athletically minded as is shownfby her starpplaying on our Varsity basketball team. Weji have recently seen a showing of this Janus member's dramatic talent, and we're looking forward to more of the same, "Murph" is secretary of the Science Seminar, a member of I. R. C, and Student Council representative for A.A. Next fall this junior

"Memories . . . memories",— so goes the song, and so will the social whirl of the Winter Carnival be redeemed from" oblivion by the many Mercyhurst students MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . the Winter who attended it. They'll retrace the rollicking Carnival . . . the impressive crowning of vivacious Janie Sharp as laughter which accompanied the Snow Queen . . . the decorations which truly turned Mercyhurst into exhilarating sleigh ride and the a ski lodge . . . the delicious turkey dinner and the swing and sway of •Sock Dance, the sportive after- the formal dance . . . and Mass and Benediction with our dates which noons when they took off for skat- made it a weekend to remember always! ing, tobogganing and skiing in brightly colored outfits. And then, MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . the lovely prothat Semi-Formal Dinner—"Oh. was that turkey scrumptious— gram which honored Mother De Sales on her Feast Bay—the excellent ummmml" And too, wasn't that Job which Miss Kelly and her cast did withjthe play . . . Bernadette candle-light effective? Metzner's vocal additions to the evening and last but not least the They'll review the highpoints "surprise" refreshments after the program . . . the Modern dancing of the Semi-Formal Dance,—the of Miss McLean. Gym, adorned in gay decorations, depicted a Ski 'Lodge. The cheerMERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKINQ.ABOUT . . . the second ful red and white checked tablecloths, the Lounge where boys and semester and j the new courses that are being offered . $ field herbargirls met each other and made ium, modern drama, ceramics! etc . . . the new students . .<. the return with a hey day, i singing with zest otf Barbara Klein .|. . the wonderful semester vacation which is still and pulling capers—wasn't it all fresh in our memories,|the numerous weddings of former Mercyhurstites Iterrific! And of course, they'll recall the crowning of lovely Janie and graduation {which will climax this semester! Sharp, their Snow Queen. MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . the Penn Reminiscing, they'll retrace that Sunday morning when both girls State answer to "The Thing" which Mary Forche and Dottie Klein reand their escorts attended the ceived . . . the Cornellfweek-end which Colleen McMahon attended . . . 10:30 A. M. Mass and Benediction the hospital trip which Jean Slavin substituted for the trip to Cornell... in their College Chapel. Following Aileen Yueh's completion of her college course and her departure for this, the coffee and donuts that Chicago . . . the fire which destroyed our "bags and baggage" . . . the were served in the Lounge. Lastly, they'll recollect the Tea Red Cross blood-typing program. Dance later that same afternoon, MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . the possibiliwhich marked the closing event of that wonderful, festive esca- ties of women being drafted . . . the world situationVin general and our part in the world as Catholic college students . . . the plea of Our Lady pade—"The Winter Carnival." I of Fatkna . . . the Nightly Rosary in the social room . \ . the excellent attendance at daily Mass . . .'the Lenten Retreat which will be conducted by Father Peterson. v

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About

Pianist and Dancer Entertain Students




"And how would you like Claire De Lune?" With the dewiU teach health during her period lightful encore, Inez Palma, the of practice teacfclng. charming and gracious pianist, Mary Ann Benetin of Greenville, concluded her recital on January Pa., should have|no trouble get18. This talented virtuoso of the ting her pupils' attention with piano was born in&Meadville, Augmenting the usual courses her winning smile. Mary Ann, anPennsylvania, and later moved to other biology major, is a member of study, several of the departNew York State. Her parents are of the Science Seminar, an hono-1 ments of Mercyhurst College are both professional musicians: her rary member of A. A., and a Jan- offering special courses for the father, a violinist: her mother, a us d u b pledge. Hers is the beauti- second semester. At group of pianist. After studying abroad in ful soprano voice that upholds science majors have registered for France and Germany, Miss Palma the junior class at choir practice on advanced course in herbarium. has returned to the United States and daily Mass. Her voice and her The girls will collect plant speci- for a tour and a concert at Caractive participation^ in Glee Club mens and mount them according negie Hall. Her winning personhave won for her the office dfB to category. The science schedule ality and her dexterity at the keypresident of our college choral also includes courses;in bacteriol- board gave us an? enjoyable and group. This junior will be able to ogy and histology. inspirational evening. V compare notes next year with Broadening our understanding Dr. M. J. Relihan of the educa"Murph", for Mary Ann, too, will tion department is offering a and appreciation of the dance, be teaching health. course in ' educational measure- Jean MicLean presented |her solo Always and forever (we hope) ments and? statistics o n the ele- performance of Modern Dance on with a grin is Gloria Ruocco of mentary and secondary levels. February 13. Graceful and excelCorning, N. Y. The linguist of the lent In body movement and techModern < dram a, the tragedies of nique, Miss McLean's Interpretaclass, Gloria is majoring in French but is also taking Italian. Her Shakespeare, and the essay are the tions and demonstrations were various interests are shown by her new courses in the English depart- highly interesting and artful. Miss membership in the French Club, ment, while reading seminar and McLean taugtit dancing at the Sociology Seminar, and Glee Club. the senior coordinating seminar University of Colorado and at Gloria is also a Janus Club pledge will continue through j the second Marymount College and now conand is secretary of our -Sodality. semester. A special course in ad- ducts her own school of dancing Around school, Gloria is best vanced ceramics is being given in New York City. Once a student known by her quick wit and con- in the field of arts and crafts. with Martha sGraham and with tagious laughter. If she keeps her A new course in special prob- Albertene and Dannishawn, she students J as happy as she keeps lems is offered for majors in the can truly be called an outstandher classmates, all will be well, sociology department. Dr. Marie ing American artist. weather it be in French or in Haas is teaching a French literaItalian class. ture I course in naturalism! and Compliments of realism. FEBRUARY IS CATHOLIC New Students \Enroll PRESS MONTH The new semester also enroUed How many of these Catholic new students at Mercyhurst. Joan magazines do you read? Murphy, who attended Syracuse The Sign Universityjlast semester, rejoined Integrity § the Junior class, while the sophoCommonweal LINDJHARDWAKE mores ^welcomed back their forCatholic Digest mer class president, Barbara Survey | 38th and Pine Ave. i Klein of Warsaw, New York. Paula Catholic Mind Phone 0-7464 Brugger, a transfer student from America Erie. Pa. Seton Hill College, also Joined the Action Now i sophomore class. Orate Fratres


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Yes, it has finally arrived! I Haven't you noticed some girls rushing through the residence halls from their classes at 4:20? All that "hubbub" is caused by the girls on their way to jbasketball practice. The sport that everyone at the Hurst has been awaiting is in season. Almost everyday of the week during the month off January some class or | group was in the gym doing lay-out shots, practicing passing and dribbling. Then, try-outs for the varsity were scheduled. After several practices the varsity was selected, forwards: Mary Jo Babowicz, Margaret Broderick, Bonnie Bell, Barbara Hempel, Angela Rossi, Judy Ellermeyer; guards: Mary Joy Fallon, Barbara Tonry, Arlene Murphy, Donna j Or ton, Jay Gould, and Barbara Haner. Varsity Schedule Listed Since our games with other colleges are limited, the varsity |will be representing Mercyhurst three times on the home floor. On their schedule are games with General Electric A.A. on February 16, Pennsylvania Telephone Company's A.A. on February 23, and Edinboro State Teachers College on March 2.1 Fans Join Cheerleaders To keep the varsity in high spirit, fervent "rah-rah-rahs" will be needed to echo through the gym. (Leading these cheers will be Pat Dugan, Coo O'Loughlin, and Irene Symanowski. Besides these three clad in their green and white uniforms, many of the spectators will be encouraging the team on to victory. Among those cheering from fthe stands will undoubtedly be basketball fans: Mac McGuire, Al Karlak, Jane ISharp, f Joan Young, Betsy (Meehan, Kay McDermott, Peggy Cavanaugh, Mary O'Donnell, Joan McCormlck, and many others. Classes Vie For Trophy Hj Vying for the limelight is intramural! basketball. As everyone knows a trophy will be given to the class that acquires the most points I through sports participation. Which class will be honored? That is-the big question. Right now it looks as if the sophomores will be winning most of the points to be gained in intramural basketball. Close behind themi is the freshman team. As inter-class basketball^ progresses, it will certainly be a close struggle between the sophomores and freshmen. Which ones will win? Come down to the gym and find out. Even though 'basketball season, is here and is our favorite sport, swimming and bowling jare still being offered. Tofhave your class win the Trophy, there must be participation in all sports, not only basketball. Come out for swimming and | bowling and help your class win the trophy.

Presses Roll For Praeferita
Today's a big day for the members of Mercyhurst College yearbook staff. It's the day the Praeteria goes to press. It was a close call, but they made it—they beat! the deadline! Do you hear a sigh of relief? It's Just the staff members stopping to catch their breaths after the hectic business of getting a yearbook together. Working fto beat the deadline were Mary Forche, Dottie Klein, Polly Speno, Nancy Hamilton and their capable staffs. This year, underclassmen, too, had their first taste of annual-making. By working side by side with the seniors, sophomores and juniors "learned the ropes" of yearbookassembling. This "know-how" will stand them in good stead in compiling future Mercyhurst annuals. Members* of the editorial staff Ann Deck op, Colleen McMahon, Margaret Krebs, Dorothy Klein and Mary Devine, spent many a free hour dreaming |up interesting copy and snappy pictures tb make the 1951 Praeterita the best ever. The artistic touch was provided by members of the art department under Nancy Hamilton. These girls worked likelbeavers planning and arranging layouts. Dot Klein and her staff of "picture bugs" had many a problem with proper flighting, right backgrounds, andt composition of the various pictures, before the blinding light of the flash bulb announced that the torture of waiting was over. Patience must have been'the keynote of Dot's success. j-If you've noticed a scarcity of foot balm, it's very likely due to those foot-sore and weary business students who carried on such a successful ad-gathering campaign. Now with the pictures taken and cropped, copy typed, and layouts completed, Praeterita is ready for its finals, the compiling of its various parts. Only when they cee their yearbook finished and standing before them in its bright new cover, will these girls realize that all the headaches and hard work were well worth the effort to edit the 1951 Praeterita of Mercyhurst College.
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Last month, the student body of Mercyhurst College, because of their .patriotic fervor, willingness to serve, intelligence, and love of routine was Inducted into the army. The recruits were met at Camp We're-in-it by General Katherine ©terrett, who gave them a list of a few little things which they were not allowed to do while they spent their short vacation in the army. The recruits were then informed that Sergeant McGuire, who was supposed to welcome them, could not come until her nail polish had dried. They were then taken to the barracks by Lieutenant Cherry, who had charge of the transportation division. At the barracks, the recruits met Sergeants Honkala, McDermofct, and Hempel, who were in charge of order and neatness in the barracks. The three sergeants, they were told, would inspect the bunks of each recruit every morning. If the barracks were not in perfect condition, each recruit would be placed in the brig for the day. "Brig", that's another name for a "military campus." The hard-hearted lieutenant Jane Sharp was in charge of the brig. After inspecting the barracks the recruits were led to the mess hall for a lovely luncheon prepared by| Corporal Betsy Peters, chief cook, who had prepared \baked potatoes, potato salad, and potato chips. Corporal Peters is very fond of potatoes! With her were her trusty potato peelers Privates Joan Young and Janet SabeUa. Assisting them were buck privates Joan MoCormack, Donna Byers, Angela Rossi, and Peggy Cavanaugh. Uniforms Issued The luncheon was followed by a trip to Lieutenant Gerace's quarters where the recruits were to be fitted for uniforms. Lieutenant Gerace is in charge of designing uniforms for the whole Women's Army, while the recruits were visiting with Lieutenant Gerace, they were privileged to view the newest thing in uniforms designed by the Lieutenant—a beautiful khaki satin uniform with, white lace trimming. Matching shoes and ear rings will be issued to wear with this uniform. Next, the recruits were marched to the medical center where major Babowicz was giving shots against various diseases. The shots were administered by Sergeants Moran and Benetin; there was only one small complication, Sergeant Moran was using the wrong end of the needle. After receiving?, their shots, the half of the recruits who were still standing were taken toy Sergeant McGuire, whose nail polish had finally dried, on a tour of the camp. They visited the shooting range conducted by Sergeant Ann Moore with Corporals Mary Dyke and KatherinelKibe assisting. The recruits were then honored to meet Major Corinne Prenatt, sharp shooter of the Women's Army. Lieutenants Lecture Having learned all about shooting, the recruits were given a series of lectures. Lieutenants Laura Jean Bly and Kay Kelly lectured on the subject, "It's a Man's World." Next on the program were Lieutenants Aline Karla'k and Colleen McMahon, whose lecture was entitled, "This Wholesome Army Food, or Why so Many Soldiers Leave Camp." After a brief snack of potato juice and potato pudding, the recruits returned happily to their barracks for recreation, a period which lasted fifteen minutes. Then the recruits climbed wearily into bed, for it was already seven thirty P. M„ and {reveille would be blown at four thirty the next morning by corporal Barbara Tonry, who rises early each morning just to get the recruits out of 'bed. Incidentally, the corporal returns to bed each morning after she has awakened the recruits and rises again at twelve noon for her lunch. The recruits are permitted by Major Irrgang, head of all buck privates, to sleep late on Saturday mornings, until five A. M. So, you think that this story is fantastic! Well, remember, it could happen to you I
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Clubs to Meet
At t h e ! FRENCH CLUB | the movie "Hostels in France" will be shown. The movie was donated by the French Embassy in New York. All members are preparing short skits in French and apprize will be given to the best group.
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The Senior OGAites are planning a forum which promises to be of unusal interest to the club members. To emphasize their point, a movie will be shown. The juniors have been interviewing local business men and women. The committee will give a report at a later meeting.

{The following Erie establishments have advertised in the 1951 annual, PRAflETERITA. We should appreciate your patronage of these firms. Eastern Shoreman's Place Don| Johnson's Shoes Irving's Shoe Store Erie Optical Co. Darling Flower Shop Emil Beyer Jewelry Store |Klick Furniture Co. | fFromknecht's Dairyland Kimmel & Son Ford E. O'Dell Jewelers Hess Brothers Scott's Fine Foods | Y. M. C. A. | | § P. A. Meyer & Son Stanley Bros. Furniture Maserek Pharmacy Mehler Bottling Works I. DjMcQuistion Co. Sanner Office Supply Weschlers' J|P Trasks' Reliable Home Furniture Erie Engraving Bollinger's Gulf Service Lovell Manufacturing Co, Erie Mantel & Tile Co. Halle Bros. Epp Furniture Co. Willert Decorating Co, Kraus Electric Co. Curtze Co. Erie Window Glass Soder Poultry Co.


Boston Store i i John Schultz Furniture Co. Erie Paint Co. Erie Taxicab Co, Advance Printing Wittmann-Pfeffer Coal Co. G. L. Scobell, Inc. Carter-Keane Agency Ashbyl Incorporated Heyl Physicians Supply Lawrence Hotel Ecoma I Schencks' Daka Paper Co. Erie Farm Products Co. George A. Friedrichs Palace Hardware I E. & A. Doubet Jewelers Marsters Studio Coca Cola ? Sonotone Hor.rlng Aid Co. Gem City Dairy Sanitary Farm Dairy Jarecki's Jewelry Snyder Candles Reinhold's Pharmacy Root's Usedfcars Briggs-Hag^nlooher Erie Resister Corp. Ohmer Hardware House Sterling Milk Protane Gas Corvice Richards Shoe Store Arthur F. Schultz Co. Milady Accessories Weiblen Pharmacy Earl E. Knox Co. National Erie Corp. Harry «E. Mueller



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