Vote For Your Student Council President

Volume XXII, No. 5


Vote Fori Your Student Council President

March 13, 1951

Canisius to oin For Concert
A repeat performance, by pop| ular request, of the duo arrangement ; of ^ "Rain and the River" will feature the Mercyhurst and Canisius College annual spring I concerts. On Sunday afternoon, |! April 22, the two clubs will join voices for a program in St. Mary's Auditorium, while the Mary Seton Room of Klein han's Music Hall has been chosen as the site for the secondS concert on iSunday, April 29.1 F \ I Glee Club officers, Mary Ann Benetin, Frances Sullivan, Joan Harrison, and Ceei Wert, rehearse with Mrs. Dolce in preparation for the Canisius Concert. Following the Erie concert, the glee club members will return to ' Mercyhurst College for a -formal dinner and dance in the college auditorium; the Buffalo group has engaged the ballroom of the Park 'Lane Hotel for the? customary dinner-dance. j

Student Panel to Discuss Proper Election Procedure

Election time is at h hand as the Student Council of Mercyhurst College has voted unanimously to a( J 0 p^ a n e w p r 0 . A mm*2M-W..-lE--?^j adopt a cedure — the^coming vtGkwuno. KJII march 14. another stu— for „..w » VU i. ti6 elections. On March 14, dent-sponsored assembly will take place. The purpose of this assembly will be to discuss election procedure, qualities necessary for a good leader, and the necessity of thinking before voting. I | f. Primaries forfthe top school office, that of president of the Student CounciJ, will be held in the afternoon of March 14, according to preferential ballot. This means that each girl will place three selections on her primary ballot, and " "" * will will

Janus Chooses 'Dear Octopus' For Annual Spring Production
The Janus Club has chosen a heartwarming- tale of family life for their spring production. Rehearsals for the threeact comedy "Dear Octopus" are in full swing, with thepxlay dates set for April 12 and 13 in the college auditorium. Miss Helen Kelly is directing the production. 1 | | Dodie Smith,£author of "Dear Octopus", bases her story on the life of a modern English family, the Randolphs, held together by family loyalties. The action takes place^during a weekend in late autumn in their country home in North Essex. College Welcomes Cast Listed [yCast in the leading role as Dora Bishop Gannon Randolph is Aline Karlak.j with De Mara Hewitt of Gannon Col"Bishop's Day" has been set for lege cast as Charles Randolph. Thursday, April 5. Activities will The Randolph children [will be open in the early afternoon with portrayed by Ceci Wert as Hilda, the formal reception of i the stuClaire Todd as Cynthia, and Anne dent body in the foyer. According Boyd as Margery Harvey. Others to the respective classes, each in the female cast include Judy Mercyhurst daughter is introduced Carlow, Doris jDickey, Rosemary to theiBishop. Fullfacademic atLahr, Betsy Meehan, Barbara tire is worn. Afonusical program Klein, ;Maryf Jo ftoyer, Rita Pan- wUl be rendered, after which the ciera, and Arlene Murphy. Paul entire student body will proceed Gehring, Robert Baxter, Pat Cap- to the- Chapel of Christ the King, pabianca, and Richard Schmieder Here His Excellency will address comprise the male cast. the student body before officiatTechnical director for "Dear ing at Benediction.^! M. . Octopus" is Margaret McGuire, Gloria Ruocco has been^ named The day's ceremonies will ?be s stage manager and Janet Sabella, climaxed with a formal dinner in assistant stage manager. (Pat Mor- the State Dining Room. Bishop an|is business manager and Bar- Gannon will be the guest of honor bara Tonry is in charge of props. together with the members of the. ^ * 3 Publicity and promotion will be Senior Class. handled by Anita Santomenna and Bishop's Day is a tradition at Mary Joy Fallon. Mercyhurst. In fact, it is orie of the most memorable and most dignified of all the college traditions, This is the day the most •Reverend John Mark Gannon pays his annual visit to the "School on the JHill." It| is. the March£ 14—IStudent Assembly day the colfegians honor him. not - Primary^ for Student Council only as the Bishop of Erie arid an President. admirable militant Catholic,jbut March 15—Finals for Student also as Chancellor of their Alma *jCbuncil President. Election Mater. It ist the day every Col- . of \ §odalJty Prefect, r legian, from the most nervous March"""Ijfih—Easter Vacation. Freshman to the very poised Mareh|25—Easter Sunday. Senior, has the great privilege of April 2-*ClasseV Resume. jpiecbeing personally presented to this tion of Merciad Editor. Anprominent member of the Catholic nouncement* off Praeter&a hierarchy. | | ' Editors.' f April 5—^Bishop's Day. H April 12, 13—'Dear Octopus'. April 14—NFOCS Congress at Nazareth. $ The Merciad Staff April; 18—Class Elections. April 22—Mereyhurst-Canisius Wishes a Joyous Concert in Erie. v April 28r-Bri<|&e Tea. Easterlto All i April 29-—j Mercyhurst-Canisus $ Concert IniBuffalo.

Looking Ahead

A second joint ^number, "Let All % the Nations Praise the Lord," will be under the 'baton of Mr. Clubs will hold their elections Robert Schultz, director of the A social activity which Mercy- at the regularly assigned meetings, Canisius club. hurst Collegians are eagerly an- and will also'elect the Student ticipating is the Bridge Tea, slat- Council representatives immedDirected ^by Mrs. (Louise Dolce, ed for April f28. Sophomores are iately after the club president. the Mercyhurst choristers will especially looking forward to this Each student in the college has present theseF selections: "Roll, gala occasion, since the project the right to vote in the election Chariot, Roll," "In the Still of the was not carried through last year. of school leaders. From this right Night," "Espana," '^Praise Ye the The Bridge Tea is sponsored by comes the responsibility to exerName of the Lord," "Charlotte- the administration and the seniors' cise this power in the light of town," and "Laudamus Te." Miss with the cooperation of each stu- thoughtful consideration. Think Bernadette Metzner will be soloist dent. Hostesses will invite friends before you vote I in a modern arrangement of and relatives of the ^students as "Listen to the Mocking Bird." f well as alumnae to enjoy a special afternoon at the College, i f*i 5 NRCCS Congrc Tables j will ^ be }set up in t the" lounge, Foyer, land? the f various Wilf Convene at parlors forjthe occasion. Tea will afterwards belserved in the col- Nazareth Colleg s The I faculty and student lege dining room. |^«W^^fv^r body of Mercyhurst College ofA specialff eature of the^|fter- i m .The annuallRegional Congress fer sincere sympathy to Bernanoon will be a fashion ^show,! at \ of '4 the j National I Federation of dette Metzner onfthe death of which time home economics stu- ^Catholic IcoUege i Students will her father, to Christine Meyers dents will model attire of. varied ; imeet this Spring at Nazareth Coion the death of her father, and materials and colors made during ^lege, Rochester, New York. April to Jean Slav in on the death of the yearpn their classesP^^JKlr£$tl will fcid Mercyhui'st participather father. f^' ? • w in^lwith|students from other cdl* B As yet, no definite tea commit A tee has been selected...w|^ i®«^Seges of*the LakelErie|region ui ^discussing current student prob* ^iems a,nd duties. P ^ ^ R | frj Mercyhurstj'will chairjan InterS^a tionaURelations Panel, the topic off w,hlch will c^nterlaround the As the beat, beat, beat of the understanding of scouting prpc^pU "Catholic College Student and the | > Parish." The 1'^green land white" "Zu Lu£ Warriors" Iwinds its ure. I K | }< I Instructors Guide Students £% ywill also be represented on other haunting strains about the hearts Stationed L at ' "headquarters" panels such as Mariology by^Maroff all " Mercyhurstites," we find in a clubroom strewn with scis- are gMiss Marshall, Erie:; District ga'ret Phel&n; Family Life, Marsors, scraps of' paper and pa per- Girl s Scout i Leader,' anui" Mrs. garet 1 McGuire; |Press, Frances dollslthe "Apaches", "Penguins", Houster, a volunteer troop leader Sullivan; Overseas Program, Judy and "Okysiopys" busily^ engaged from Cathedral Parish, who is also Carlow; and f Missiology, Betsy in their patrols pondering over a a volunteer instructor in leader- Meehan. -%tf/jf|B , ship courses. {Both I are doing* a common ordinary, brown 'paper bag. Let's look further, into the marvelous! job at theuf*first at- |f: CommissionsI To Be Evaluated tempt in offering the Girl Scout' ^ A n evaluation off commissions bag, that is, where we see a contraining course "to college students. wilU' take place to determine glomeration of, to mention a few The girls are being taught the, ^whether changes fare needed in articles, three safety pins, one tie, a washcloth, one newspaper, one "ins and outs" of giil scduting by the chairmanship of commissions. bar,of soap, a balloon, two suck- "doing." They arej learning Just Astittstands now, Canisius,chairs ers, one toy bus, an airplane (also how the mind of a Brownie works Forensics; D'Youville, the Overn and differs from that of-the * ", seas Program; £LeMoyne, the Cona toy), knitting needles, and some yarn. No, no kitchen sink! Orders termedlate or Senior Scout? there- fraternity of ^Christian Doctrine; by realizing the individuaffheeds.* Nazareth, ^Catholic Action; Nifrom headquarters are to present and interests of each grbupffSSj agra.f Student Government; St. in ten minutes a skit, using?- all Troop government, .budgeting, . Bonaventure University, Press ; j | the articles. I§ disciplinary tactics! childl psy- and^Vllla Maria, Family Life. : | Brings back kindergarden? Well, chology, shadowcraft,fefsinging^ dancing are but aifew items on fef One fimportant feature of the despite all appearances, this is the course agenda, but jail ihave program willlbe the presentation 1 truly an organized class, which is the singular purpose- of., training of the"iBishop•'Duffyfjnedal. This! of vital (nterest to its students, the "big people" to ably guide the year the award^will go to sometwenty-five college women who "little people" to?-follow? whole- one from the Erie diocese who has 1 some lives worthy of America, and, shown an outstanding/interest in I are anxious to take back to their I f above» allj of»their ^Creator. *bjj# youth. home communities I a thorough
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- -Major Elect ions Scheduled Other major elections willfbe conducted in order of importance, this order being: the election of Sodality prefect on March 1ST the announcement of next year's Praeterita staffs, the election of the new Merciad editor, and finally the class elctions. Class elections will follow a definite plan:-the president will be chosen first, then the Student Council representatives, followed by election of other class officers.

Jtt iHemoriam

Heap Big Warriors' Learn To Lead the little People

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March 13, 1951



Why are we so sad when a baby dies before it can be baptized? Unbaptized babies go to Limbo; Limbo is not a bad place. But it isn't;Heaven. Just think, such a baby can never see God. That is why we dislike Limbo. We aren't satisfied with it, when wejknow that there is a Heaven,-*For menfhave the desire to see the face of God. Except for the greatest of all miracles, none of us ever could seey the face of God. Our life would never be consummated! k supernatural happiness—never. Except for the Death of Christ, "the next world" would be Limbo, a little less than perfect happiness. f -T H '1 I '

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Thank You, Dr. DeKoninck


In the world of today there is a great stress upon getting things done In the Quickest possible way. To aid you in reading, publishers have condensed everything as far as possible so that you can read about all the world events in a half hour. This idea of condensation has carried over even? into the field of books. You can now read a digested book in a few hours. Yet does this reading accomplish anything? And if a person does take the time to read a complete book, what kind of book does he choose? It is usually a book that does not have any real literary value. This choice of books can be seen by the lists of most of the best sellers.


It was a warm and genuine welcome extended to Doctor Charles DeKoninck when he ascended the lecture platform on February 26. But before then, on Sunday, he had been busy with informal discussions with•• the Faculty, and with groups of the students, ; ' Born in Flanders, Dr. DeKoninck received his degree at Louvaine University in Belgium. For the last seventeen years he has been on the Faculty of Laval University in Quebec, Canada. He is Dean of the School of Philosophy and Theology, and holds the Chair of Philosophy of Nature. Mariology, a course in Theology concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary,, is taught by him in Latin; the other courses he teaches in French. 1



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We mustn's think lightly of this. The Crucifixion was not a formality. To buy back eternal happiness for us, Christ endured everything that could cause Him sorrow, that could pain Him physically and^mentally, to the very limit of His endurance, at which point He died. "What price glory/* they say. Do you think Christ paid enough for it?.,Wnat glory did He^.win? It was He who opened the gates of Heaven—so that we might be with Him forever. I *| *M| f




Now that the world is engaged in what has been described as a "warm" war, many urgent problems have arisen and demand answers. One of these problems con"What thou sawest, Mary, say, cerns the position of education As thou wen test on the way. during war time. There has been much discussion about this quesI saw the tomb wherein .the living one had lain; tion by many prominent men; I saw His glory as He rose again; each has his own idea; however, Napkin and linen cloths and angels twain . . . " your inquiring reporter decided Sequence of the Easter Mass f that the \ best way \to get an answer to this question would be by asking the opinion of those most closely concerned, students themselves. These are the answers of a good cross section: Claire Ernest Dimnet has said, "The Initiated by the organization of a student-faculty com- real purpose hidden under the Aglista: "Except in the cases of hundreds of young men who are mittee and augmentedfby a special assembly program and gregarious act of reading is not called from college to serve? on various club panels, the question of student rights and re- tojthink." » ! battlefields, education should consponsibilities has been much in the limelight at Mercyhurst. tinue as usual and, if possible, There are, however, people in with greater fervor. We must Even the least interested student has been awakened by i the the world who still read to think, strengthen ourselves not only lively discussion as to the proper status of^ the student in and their number is being % in- physically 2but mentally to meet college government. There has been discussion of rights and creased by students,who have be- and subdue the onrushing enemy/' duties as pertaining to both students and faculty-members; Mary Jo Babowicz: "During war, the student body ihasfrequested increased student participa- come interested in good reading tion in government; and, as a result, an emphasis has been while at school. Not all the good education should play a very imbooks belong in the classification portant *jpart since its job will be placed on school spirit % %'• ' to teach the students of America of classics, although in the classics the benefits of living in a demoSchool spirit in a college such as ours is a far cry from is found the source of our modern cracy as compared with living the rah-rah pep rallies of high school or the racoon coat and good|reading. Many good books under communism. It has (often flapper era of our parents;'rather it is anfintense loyalty to are being written in our own time. been said that a people fight better when they know why they are our alma-mater and a desire to seelit become the best school Graham Greene is one of the fighting. It is education that has ever. A person ;loyal to any cause is'one who considers the! best fiction writers of today. He to instill in Americans a love of good of that cause above his own individual good, who will is probably best known to us those things for whichjthey are sacrifice his personal desires for the well-being offthe whole. through the picture "The Third fighting." H II ESS Man" which is!taken from one of Barbara <Haner: "I believe that However, no one can develop such loyalty, no one can his novels. Another one of his the importance of education is by love his school unless he knows it. And the best way to know books is The Heart of the Matter ho means decreased by war. HowMercyhurst is to attend all its functions and to actively parever, I one thing which I think which is the story of a man's ticipate, in them. In order to prove its readiness to accept adshould be carefully watched is''the struggle with his own sense of drafting of younj? men fin college. ditional responsibility, <the istudent body must demonstrate duty and honor told in a powerTo win a war a country must hav ? its improved school spirit* |' I ful manner. not only a good military force but also good industrial leaders. If Inithe field of auto-biography When your roommate mentions the basketball game or nearly all the young men in colthere are found two extremely the culture? forum or! the Janus play, let your answer be, lege are taken into the armed popular books. One of these| is "Yes, I'm going, Aren't you?" When ^discussion arises con- The Story of the Trapp Family forces, this country";will find itcerning the proposed election week, realize that the cam- toy Maria Augusta Trapp. In it self lacking in engineers, chemists, biologists, and the? like. I paign is designed for the good of the entire school, that with Baroness Trapp recounts her fam- think? some provision should jbe such a plan the student body will be united in a sincere ef- ily's experiences in becoming ac- made \ for these men to complete fort to give the important offices to the best qualified stu- quainted with the United States their studies." and in I trying to make a living dents. I ' f Judy Carlow: "If ever the Unithere. The other book is Out of this World by Lowell Thomas, Jr. ed States is counting on education We all want student rights—let's prove our capability in which Mr. Thomas tells of his it is today. Whether it is realized to accept them by intellvgentlhandling oflthose we already trip withfhis famous father into or not, one of the most vital factors in the strength of our nation the;unknown land of Tibet. possess. P mill i • H R is the education of its citizens. " ' it , m In a lighter vein is found I Re- For the physical protection of our proachfully Yours by Lucille Has- country, laws are being passed deTHE MERCIAD ley. Mrs. Hasley describes in a manding military training for all Mercyhurst College, Erie, )fa.r Member of Associated Collegiate Press l comic fashion her adventures as boys between the ages of eighteen Editor '. M ,—.l™.~ —*. Peggy Jetter a convert to the Catholic Church to twenty-five, included in this Assistant Editors , •? Barbara Hempel, Frances" Sullivan and her own domestic troubles. Associate Editor -~.» P .^ .——. — Fat Moran age bracket are {many boys who Business Manager ^ i j p ^ ^ . ^ &L - Edith Harris These are a few of the better "are completing or embarking upon their higher education. If the Writing Staff—Laura J «n Bly, CoUeen>'McManon, Margaret Mcbooks which are available to those | Guire, Mary Jo Royer, Ceci Wert, Florence Cherry, Norma Jean who-want to take advantage.'of lawmakers fail to make provisions Scott, Margaret Bn>derick,:DorU, Moore, Theda BiSft, Mary Jo for educational and cultural them. We here at Mercyhurst are Babowicz, Mary Lou Dwyer, loan Harrison, Jay Gould. very fortunate for these and many training as well as military trainBusiness Staff—Mary Adelaide Witt,* Rosemary Lahr, Dolores ing of our young citizens, they are other ^interesting books may ibe Wally, Corrine Pnenatt, Dorothy Rotb» Claire Todd, Querela found in our own library. Let's robbing our country of its strength Pavlov, Anita Sontomenna. f in the future." make use of them!

Speaks Four Languages A linguist of no small order, Dr. DeKoninck fluently speaks English, French. Latin, and his native Dutch tongue. Then add that he reads five or six other languages, among them Greek, German, and Spanish. Us explained that European culture demands that education include the learning of more than just one language. His interest in the Philosophy cf Science concerns particularly Mathematics and Physics. The subject of his doctorate thesis is truly an intellectual one. as it concerns the '"Philosophical Implications of the Theory of Relativity." "The Tyranny of Sight" was the topic of the morning lecture. In this Dr. DeKoninck showed the overemphasis which is placed on the visual, on the sense of sight. A very important point he stressed was that without Faith there is no proper knowledge J In the afternoon he explained the philosophy behind the newly defined Dogma! of the Assumption?: of Mary. Hei emphasized that the Church was never uncertain about the':authenticity of this belief, but found it necessary at this time to proclaim the absolute certainty of

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As the father of eleven children, Dr. DeKoninck is well qualified to speak on Marriage, and this hs did at the Family Class on Monday afternoon. Proof of the what he was saying was shown by the J disregard for bell at the end of class time. Questions and answers continued|until five o'clock when we realized that he certainly deserved a rest, because he had been busy every minute since his arrival.

Assembly (Panel Lauds Aquinas


K i n tribute to the memory of St. Thomas Aquinas, theologian and philosopher, students of the college conducted a discussion of his Vtorks in a special}assembly program March 7. Dr. John A. Donatelli, head of|the department of Philosophy, directed the presen* tation. fe-^a Betty Russell introduced the panel with a paper entitled, "He is Likened to the Sun", followed by Mary Lou Payne's topic, "The Quiet Light." The second part of the discussion, "A Turning Away from God for Some 5 Mutable Good," was concerned with a treatise on sin, its nature, causes, and motives, as found* in St. Thomas' tract on Vices and Virtues. Speakers for the second portion of the program were: Marilyn Martina, Lucreta Pavlov, Jane Breyley, Margaret Schulenberg, Dorothy Roth, Dorothy Zuzula, Jo Ann Weaver, and Geraldine Kingston. Members of the program committee were: Rita Panciera. Mary Lou Benek, Ann Mohr, Jean Broscoe, Virginia Nowak, and Josephine Tavalario.



March 13,1951

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Pag* Three

Personality Portraits

Hurst Students Aid Erie Doctor I n C ancer Work
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to J visit your physician and be injected with a serum which would immunize you from cancer?! Well, perhaps you can, if experiments • now being |carried on in Erie by Dr. Brown-—and some : Mercyhurst collegians—are i successful. •'^rfJS

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About

Mary Lou Dwyer shows her new hat to Joanne Travers, as Pat Gerace adjusts Marlene DeMattia's.

Despite the March winds that have been howling around the towers of Mercyhurst, spring—at least spring fashions— is in the air, Saturday afternoon jaunts to the city acquaint us with displays of the "latest" in coats, suits, colors, hemlines, and of course, Easter bonnets. .Navy blue is still a mainstay in the line ofl colore with perhaps an added touch of white pique or the new mimosa yellow. Hatsfare small and head-hugging to flatter the short-cropped hair that still predominates on college campuses. | I pill Mercyhurst Early Birds |||j Here we see some "early bird" shoppers Ifrom Mercyhurst who are comparing notes about their new purchases. I Mary Lou Dwyer, a sophomore from Rochester, N- Y., is showing herfnavy blue hat with white!pique trimIto Joanne Travers, a junior day student. A major in Sociology, Mary Lou is a member of thesSociology Seminar and the Glee Club, and is a pledge for both Janus Club and A. A. Her navy blue gabardine suit is a good basic outfit for the busy college girl, i | J I . jj; i Joanne, wearing a menswear grey wool is majoring in :art here at Mercyhurst. A member of thejArtlClub, Joanne is quite naturally interested in style and color. This junior : is often seen among the models at the Boston Store. m B H g Pat Gerace Choses Navy Suit Giving that "just right" slant!to an attractive bonnet is Pat Gerace, a senior from Batavia,<N. Y,.|This Home Ec. major also chooses alnavy gabardine suit to step into spring. Pat is president of the A.A, secretary of the Home Economics Club, and is a participant in the Great Books Discussion Club. | . \ mt. I B A small hat with added interest at the sides, is worn here by Marlene UeMattia, also from Rochester, N. Y. Marine's interest is color, and here she wears a bright red wool suit This freshman is a member of her major club, the Sociology?Seminar, the Glee Club, and is also a pledge for Janus Club and A. A. Evidence of her interest in fashion is shown by the modeling Marlene did last summer in Rochester. WBk

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . | . "Upon this Rock . . . the compelling movie-story of Our Lord . . . so appropriate for Lent . . the featured showing of "Our Lady of Fatima" . . . Father Peterson's inspiring retreat |£ . a fitting climax to these six weeks of prayer and sacrifice. Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . to paraphrase Dr. D—Dr. DeKonick's "touching" lecture . . . the timely discussion of the Assumption . . . his informal talk with the sociology students . . . Dr. Nyardi's startling revelations about the politboro . . . an eyewitness Henry Brown, M. D., a local account of Communist Russia . . . the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at Shea's Theater . . . the delicate interpretation of "Swan Lake" physician, has shown a very keen | Interest in cancer, a particularly in our own ballet expert, Mary Lou Dwyer . j | . Billie Dawn in "Born? Yes-.*; terday" . . . peninsula—a new medicine, f • its causes. Because of his interest fc and his capability, the * govern- S | Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . .fthe return of the home| ment has appropriated him a sum 1 ecers . .1. how we all miss baby Jeanie . .$. Eileen Joyce's midterm of money so that he may carry on I graduation after a course inI"practical"!physics . . . no more broken experiments on this disease lin a I irons or plugged drains . . . the flu epidemic which greatly decreased : I laboratory set up at Gannon Col- 1 our population . . . ^ ^ H H ^ B R H ^ ^ ^ ^ B '^ I lege. Dr. Brown attended the Uni- I Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . the sensational expose of versity of Michigan and -received I thsibasketball "fix" in New York . . . our own varsity team . . . no his M. D. from the University of B "shady deals" here—an honest victory every time . . . the 22nd conPennsylvania. Besides working on | stitutional amendment .|. . no more third term presidents . . . the this research, hells a member of § outbreak of Girl Scouting . .|. Joy Fallon and Janle Sharp's rendition theIstaff [at St. Vincent's Hos-1 of "Hi, Little Lassie" . . . Polly Sollda's "Brownie Smile" , . . Mac pital. | | B M S m t e ^ | | p [ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ reading her scout manual at switchboard. ' S B I S W S B B ^ M H P W ^ I Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . "Greetings from the PresiMercyhurst Girls Invited To Help | dent" in last months Merciad . . . not too fantastic . . . the excellent KDr. I Brown t recently | invited $ Janus presentations . . . congratulations to both actresses and direcMercyhurst students to help him || tors . . , prolonged rehearsals of "Dear Octopus" . . . male voices from in |his jlaboratoryj experiments.! the auditorium . . . the timely IRC broadcast . . . the Glee Club's preDorothy Szawszik, Therese Strobel. « paration for the forth coming Canisius concerts : . . . our newest addi; Mary Ann Hawa, Donna Mae Or-1 tion—the tape recorder in room 15. ^'• V' :t-A^ ^I^^<^^^^H Ira I ton, and Julie Tech, I all | science | Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About . . . Betty Russell and Dot tie majors, gladly volunteered ?their ?'; Klein's version of the Canislus-Niagara game . . . tihe Aquinas assemservices. Their work in his lab is- bly . . .|the Holy Year Pilgrimage . . . the OEdinboro game . . . IRC varied and intensely * interesting. * workshop . . . Seniors'. Job Dilemma . . . the Junior Anti-Oripe camThey make hemoglobin which is!/ necessary for the actual expert-f :-'Y\ Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About .5. . Caster vacation . . . two ments performed ^by Dr. Brown [ carefree weeks . . . new fashions in lavender . . .fthe dawn of Easter himself. They also make titration; morn . . . new hope for peace in the risen C h r i s t . . . all these things curves for}the amino acids that; and more—Mercyhurst girls are talking about, k l u i ^ m i M are found through the experiment, comparing them with the known amino acids. ^ ^ 8 B S S ^ ^ ^ £ £p^$?A Very Important Project It^This project is more important than most people think it to be. If the cause of cancer can be determined, then it may be checked more • easily. The Mercyhurst group feels very privileged to contribute in any way, no matter how small, to the success of Dr. Brown in finding the cause of this dreaded "Killer"!

'That Couldn't Be My Voice
This statement has resounded many times throughout classroom 15 during the past month. The cause of this astonishing revelation is a new tape recorder. If you wish an hour of relaxation, sit down infRoom 15. Listen to some ot the tape recordings and at the same time receive a liberal education. J I i . , . ! , - . j •*> B„u.x Our list of celebrities begins with* Mrs. Bryan, who, though far removed from! the home economics department, will help any future homemaker with the correct table appointments. An unusual amount of culture, acquired the easy Way is available by the kindness of the French classes, given to£>u gratis "II a fui cette ville oM Now for some World Affairs^the success of the IRC forum on February 24 is ^ i ? w c 2 d i £ to the "dress rehearsal" when the program

Art Department Plans Exhibition
fj The4 Erie Public Museum on West 6th Street has extended an invitatipn to the art department of Mercyhurst College to display the students'£ work of the past year. This is the third consecutive year that an exhibit has been held. For one month, beginning Monday, April 1, oil paintings, water colors, j figure drawings, head j drawing and Jail types of fashion\illustrations will be,on display forf the |public. Th* exhibit will give the people of I Erie an opportunityfto appreciate the art courses offered by Mercyhurst College. It will be a cross-section of the students' work as planned by SisterlMary Angelica,Ihead of the Art Department. Among those whose work will be presented are Nancy Hamilton, Becky Ganther, Mary Lou Scalise, ftoxanna Downing. Joan Travers* and Mareanne cole. i t ^ ' ^ ^ ^ ^ a t e ^ ^ ^ ^ H ^ B H

are was perfected on tape. On the p * recognized and therefore easily tape you will also hear Sr. Philippa remedied. The recorder has a as she makes her "recording d3- practical as well as entertaining but." The Immortal words of Joan value. w 9 ^ ^ H & ^ ^ R f § l H R f i ^ of Arc are relived as Miss Kelly does a scene! from the play. A I .sneak preview of Sr. Eymard's address on ecology at Duquesne Uniiversity on March 3 isjneard. The ^speech classes provide you with ^information on sponges, or direcFlowers by Wiie itions on how to paint a house, or IpThe Rights of Women." 103 W. Tenth Street Every student of speech or 108 W. Seventh Street language realizes the personal good that will come to each one Phone 43792 Erie, Pa. who makes use of the recorder; •speech defects and peculiarities

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In Chicago, Illinois, there is always a friendly gathering |of DePaul University students ifi Wangler Hall on the campus. And, as in universities everywhere, V ice-cold Coca-Cola helps make these get-togethers something to remember. As a pause from the study grind, or on a Saturday night date—Coko belongs* :-.• Ask for it either way . . . both trade-marks mean the same thing.


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Take a deep breath?'in front of those open windows! Smell that air. Ah yes, spring is here! It may not be March 21 yet, but by taking a walk one knows spring is unofficially here. It is "everyone's" spring, so all sports' enthusiasts will^have their chance to get the winter's kinks out of their bodies. Have any of you been down to watch the ladder tournament in Iping pong? Arlene Murphy, Marilyn Kelley, Mary Lou Benek, Jean Drouhard, Joan Bremmer, and Jane Zuercher are causing that suspicious soundf— "Click-click, click-dick, click-dick." The champions are yet|undetermined. The chop and the tail spinjjshot have keptfmany in the running. Since the f?wind would spoil the flight of the ball, this is the only spring sport which is played indoors, j Fifteen, Thirty, Forty-five, Game As soon as the tennis courts dry; Jane Sharp, Betsy Peters, Joanl Young, Mary Lou Dwyer, andfj Margaret Broderick will be swish-% ingjj'the ball over the net or elsel chasing it out Mn the field. O h | well, it is only a game! By the way, those interested in losing weight should try tennis—it? is a guaranteed "reducer." The ideal playing game,? badminton, will soon t be taken outdoors. No real skill, just practice, is required I for this game; therefore, anyone can play as hard or as gently as he likes and still obJpin plerityr of exercise and fun. | ^Speaking of | getting plenty of exfjpeise, softball |is one spring spprt which: brings a great deal of r^njoyment to 'Hurstites. Just a ball and a bat can be the start of sliding into base, catching those long,|long flys, and much joking or arguing. Get? some girls together and see the ->tyn that you can have on the diamond. Mercyhurst's Robin' Hoodsr> "And he was clad in cote \ and hood of grene; '-> . ;| His arwes drouped noght with! ^fetheres lowe, And in his hand he bar a mighty bowe." .Helen Eisert, Barbara Klein and Clara Agliata.^may not be clad in green, but\ they should "bar a mighty bowe." These Robin Hoods will soon be taking bow and arrow to the fields for a try at hitting the bull's eye. | f £ 1 "Oh, I'm stiff today! I don't have apy desire fto sit£ down." You're stiff! My legs seem to want to bend sideways." Although these and similar remarks have $ been echoing through four halls every Sunday, still \ Pat fCrace, Mary Q'Donnell, Rose Andio, Rita Pan r ciera, Jay GajjilaY Jean Broscoe,' ; and Catherinfef Kibe are. going horseback ridlftg:every Saturday, j They say those trails through the Peninsula are j very picturesque. Despite the j stiffness some contract, the girls.have found,horseback riding exciting and full of fun. « ••%&• • • «f g 1 Hole-In-One % "Pore! Keep your eye on the ball. Keep your head down." Collegians will soon hear Miss Ferguson shouting these warnings on the green. 'Because of many requests, golf will be offered to the upperclassmen for the first time at Mercyhurst. Those who will be seen driving, putting, trying to overcome slicing, concentrating on
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the ball are Kay Kelly, Rae Beaver, Colleen McMahon, Joy Fallon, Barb Tonry, and! many other seniors and juniors. 'Everyone knows this sport is a game for all ages. No matter how old one is, she can always go out on a golf course and play a few holes. It is the sport everyone should learn to play. Who knows—after a few ytears of practice you may win a Women's $10,000 Openisome day. Start early and learn one of the most profitable sports. Even though the smell of spring is in the air the varsity is still indoors and playing some exciting games. In fact, they are undefeated so far. On February 16 they easily beat the General Electric A. A. bylthe score of 38-31. Margaret Broderick and Judy Ellermeysr were high scorers for our team with 19 points and 9 respectively. The following Friday another victory was chalked up, but this game with the Pennsylvania Telephone A. A. wasn't as easily won. In fact it was anyone's game until the last two minutes when the varsity sunk two baskets to bring the final score to 3-5-32. Again the high scorers were "Georgia" with 20 points and Judy with 7 points. I With the arrival of spring, all collegians will be well able to use their excess energy in pursuing the various new and fun-filled sports, -jr | p

Juniors Oust College Gripes
In lieu of the customary courtesy campaign, this year's junior class sponsored an anti-gripe program. In so doing, they hoped .to overcome the unrest caused by constant complaining among students. Unique posters displayed in college hall advocated such practices as observance of seniority rights, interested attendance at assembly programs, and other marks of good citizenship. •During the last week before Easter i vacation, Ithe Juniors climaxed their campaign, jj Each evening before dinner, they presented a short skit which demonstrated that "Gripers" can be eliminated from a college campus. Arlene Murphy served as general chairman of ^ the drive.
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when the little piano was new . . /' Yes, at one time I was new. I can recall the day they painted me a beautiful cream color—just to match the surroundings into which I was to be placed. Needless t o say, the day they placed me into the March 13 is the date set for Mercyhurst Lounge my keys tinkled with delight You should the next ENGLISH CLUB meet- have seen the cheerful faces of the girls who first entered ing. President Colleen McMahon their new play, room." They sang school songs to my achas engaged a guest speaker for companiment, and when they played cards, I kibitzed a little the evening. Senior members will (silently of course). > lead a discussion f on Dante's life Then there came the day that the novelty of the lounge and mainr work, The ' Divine Comedy. The club's constitution wore off—I was pushed-into a corner ^to be a resting place for feet and books. Occasionally someone would plunk a tune will be read and interpreted for here andsthere, but I could see that I was no longer part of the group to determine any necthe school spirit. As the classes grew larger, the girls that essary revision. j frequented my room forgot all about me. By this time my | I J •H • V pretty color had faded and my ivory keys were yellowing INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS with age. My spirits dropped lower and lower with every club recently sponsored a radio new chip. The thing that topped it all off happened during program, "Pacts About American initiation one year-—do you know Foreign Policy" on station WERC. that those sophomores ordered the This was the first Jo? a series of freshmen fto crawl all over me? programs planned by IRC. The Imagine ! ! ! Believe me, my maker broadcasts will be continued after didn't intend me for that purpose.!! Easter vacation. Congratulations PROM THE AKRON BUCKgo to the club members for the But don't take me I wrong, I'm LELITE: UNIVERSITY OP AKsuccessful I R C workshop which no I pessimist! I love to have you RON.| * t was held at the college on March wonderful women around. Why I love the paper, I think it's swell 3. don't you pull out some of that In the morning I run pell mell music, dust me off and sing once To get my copy and read each line HOME ECONOMICS C C U B in a while? You, Jo Young, and The stories and columns I think L members were given pointers in you, Mary Ann Fahey—I like it are fine, Home Planning by Mr. C. P. Knoll when you practice those pretty I laugh at the jokes; I read all of the Boston Store Home Econo- tunes, t You'd toe$ surprised Ihow the ads; mics Department. Newest patterns, much better 1 the girls play cards I note all the news; I take up the designs and decorations for in- when they hafe some background Si fads. ! terior decorating were demon- music J Inspiration, /, you > know! When I praise the paper, I scorn strated. The next club meeting Come on now, don't forget me— • those who laugh will be planned by the Freshman you know ifs me, the old piano— I'm really most loyal—I'm on & the staff. I members. 'A Place of Residence Are our staff members that loyal? Mercyhurst Lounge On the agenda for the SOCIOSPEAKING QF NEWSPAPERS: LOGY | SEMINAR'S meeting;on The BONA VENTURE invites March 7 was a forum on prejudice. letters I (from I students, faculty Marilyn Garden, Barbara Hempel, members,! and others associated Marlene DeMattia, Joan Mccorwith the college. Criticisms should mick, and Laura Jean Sly conbe of a constructive nature. ducted the forum j which was folMight well apply to the Merelad! lowed by group discussion. {A On March 3 an I R c ; Work3J T " •" * • J special committee will evaluate shop underfthe direction of Sally A UNIVERSAL'PROBLEM! and revise the club's constitution. Carlow was held? at | Mercyhurst The Student Council of MT. ST. College. The j| realization of i the SCHOLASTICA COLLEGE enact* * * i need for i stronger Catholic in- ed a skit on typical telephone use At a recent meeting of the fluence $ in i international affairs showing that a little consideration O. G. A. the Program Committee was?the integrating force of the on the part of all concerning the previewed Father Keller's movie, workshop.* Mercyhurst, ? which use of the telephone is 'really "You Can Change the World." His holds the I R C Commission for needed. ^ g B K S | idea of the Christopher! Move- the Lake $ Erie * Region of -' the ment was more I specifically pre- NPCCS, invited all*, the other col- WORDS OF WISDOM from the sented* to the group by means of leges in this region to Jneet here SAN FRANCISCO FOGHORN! a Forum, indicating how OGAites for the purpose of ^promoting inThe greatest undeveloped terrimay be Christophers here and now terest £in internaMonal Prelations. tory! in the!world is under your as students, and how later as alumnae,^they may continue this {Delegates j- from Mercyhurst, f role in the fields' of education, Gannon, fvijla Maria, and .Naza- SIDELINE CHEERS business, and ggovernment. The reth CollegeWeported ori the acThe Bona ^Venture rebukes stuseniors who participated I were tivities of IRC on-their campus. dents for loud cheers of abuse to Edith Harris, Chairman, Rose- Sophia Ms&zionytep ajnd Vija visiting basketball teams. mary^ Lahr, Pauline Speno.Jand Odeiko spoke on the importance THE 1 MERCIAD I commends of giving more Iforeigij students those l Mercyhurst students who Ann Deckop. At the conclusion of of an education have enough spirit to attend our the program, the Christopher the opportunity prayer was adopted as the official in this courifry^A paper* by Helen games and kencourage our team one to be recited?at future OGA Eisert explained |'tne structure of with their .cheers. S meetings. A souvenir Christopher the IRC Commission ; under pamphlet, * "Late—But Not Too NFCCS. The |resrjonsifouitg^of InLate!" was distributed to^ the ternational ' Relation Clu)?s ^was discussed by a panel (under the members. | chairmanship J of Betsy t Meehan. ;;£ f m * * **ND PASTRY SHOPPE A copy of the BUSINESS LEAF, Membersi of the panel were Rothe annual publication of the bert. Crock of Gannon who spoke Known for Outstanding on the responsibility of the memBusiness Education Department, | Quality bers of IRC, Helen Fogarty, who edited and mimeographed by the Pine at ?8th St., Spencer Pi. Sophomores, was presented to considered the job of the club officers, and Mary)) Ann Callahan, j PHONE 01-9287 each member. who * discussed the E function » of Ll3* ; Erie, Pa. club • moderators. I K ^ W S K ^ ^ ^ ' The ^Junior OGAites are preSiKSfffiinSBS^SUaHSHSSSEHnSiaiHnHiiSU^ paring^ the program for next month. Rumor | has it that they plan to give a summary of interviews made this year with local business men and women. At this time, too, the Seniors will be honored in a special manner.

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