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Class Day Will Long Be Remembered• •

A dignified, black-robed pro- turned to the false gods of "isms," award for loyalty and cooperation;
cession of the student body, typ- to Christ through Christian teach- the Marian prize given by the Re-
ical of all formal traditions at ing and education. demptorist Fathers to the senior
Mercyhurst, opened Class Day outstanding in promoting devo-
Mrs. Dolce then directed the
activities this afternoon in the tion to Our Lady; the prize for
Glee Club in the singing of "Mys-
Little Theatre. general excellence; and member-
tical Rose" and "Wish I Was."
ship certificates in Who's Who.
Marlene DeMattia. senior Class The traditional ("Turning of the
president, gave the Welcome Ad- Tassels" ceremonyf followed, with The Praeterita dedication was
dress, followed by Kay Mainzer the four senior class officers — read by Pauline Solid a. Then
who spoke on the history of "Tra- Marlene DeMattia, Kay Mainzer, Mary Catherine O'Donnell gave
ditions at Mercyhurst."|The Glee Roseann Andio, and Gerry Kings- the "Ivy Poem," prefacing the out-
Club then presented the "Halls ton—presidingjr door planting of the ivy followed
of Ivy" as their first selection. Dr. M. J. Relihan then made immediately after the solemn re-
cessional.
The principal address of the the presentation of awards. Among
afternoon was given by Gerry the traditional awards were the The mood of the occasion then
Kingston who chose as her topic, Carpe Diem prize, given to the changed to one of gaiety and color
"The Sword of the Spirit." In her senior who in the estimation of as the students assembled with
talk, she spoke of the importance the faculty emphasized the mean- their guests on the front campus
of returning a world,!which has ing of the Mercyhurst motto; the for the annual Garden Party.

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Ik MERC1AD
As the soft strains of "Ave Maria" drifted over the campus,
Barbara Klein, May Queen, crowned the Blessed Mother as
Queen of Mercyhurst on Sunday, May 16. Identically attired
in coral Grecian-styled gowns,?the seniors presented a bright
and colorful spectacle as they preceded the queen to her
throne. Regal in ivory satin, Barbara had ;as her attendants
Volume XXV, No. 8 MERCYHURST COLLEGE, E R I E , PA. Monday, J u n e 7, 1954 Margaret Volk (left) and!Betty Seymour (right).

Dr. Nugent To Addressi Hurst Bids Bon Voyage


1954 Graduating Class To Traveling Colle ues
Dr. Henry F. Nugent, State Supervisor of Adults Education in the Six Mercyhurst College graduates and two members of the col-
Rhode Island Department of -i Education, will address the graduating lege faculty will set sail for Europe this summer, while one member of
class of 1954 at the commencement exercises which will be held Tues- the staff has already landed. Mjarlene DeMattia and Mary Lou Scalise,
day, June 8, in the Chapel of Christ the King. taking the "Andrea poria" of] the Italian Steamship line, will land in
Dr. Nugent received his early education in Ireland, graduating from Naplesflate in August. Marian-Year NFCCS tours have been selected
the College of Arts and Sciences of Dublin, jj He studied further in the by Mary K. Dyke, Norma Jean Scott, Judy Carlow, Mary Jean Sauer,
United States at Providence College, Columbia University, and Catholic Miss Kelly, and Miss Reilly. Miss Cherry landed at* Naples aboard the
Teachers' College in Providence, where he received his degree of Doctor |''Independence" on June 5. T
of Education. •*- •*- £?¥ |JP Mary K., Norma Jean, Judy, and Mary Jean will dock at London
around the tenth of July, while Miss Kelly and Miss Reilly will debark
His Excellency, Archbishop John Harpst, Albion, Pa.; Mary Anne at Rotterdam about July 1. Judy and MJary Jean will leave the tour
Mark Gannon, will confer degrees Hayes, Buffalo, N .Y.;ij Virginia about ten days for a short trip to Ireland.
on the forty-one graduating stu- Kelly, Ellicottville, N. Y.; Geral-
dents. Rev. Daniel J. Martin, Col- dine Kingston, Erie, Pa. f The Sacred Heart convent will
be the residence of Marlene and
lege Chaplain, and Dr. Michael J.
Relihan, Professor of Education, Candidates for the Bachelor of Mary Lou while they're in Rome.
Science degree i n Elementary From there, they will tour Italy,
Name Delegates
will assist in the ceremonies.
Dr. Henry F. Nugent
Bachelor of Arts
Education are: Donna Jean Al- Switzerland,! and France, includ-
brycht, Erie, Pa.; Phyllis Klenner, ing Our Lady of Lourdes shrine.
For Conventions
Liberal Arts students who will Johnstown, Pa.; Rosemary Mc- Marlene plans to fly home from Mercyhurst students will attend
Sophs To Stage receive Bachelor of Arts Degrees Cabe, Erie, Pa.; Mary Catherine Paris sometime during November, four conventions of student or-
O'Donnell, Rochester, N. Y.; Mary ganizations during the summer in
are: Janet Bremmer, Erie, Pa.; but Mary Lou is going to study
Clare Schaming, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Chicago, New York City, and
Traditional Event Donna Byers, Youngstown, Ohio;
Maryann Cutri, Erie, Pa.; Marlene Mary Elizabeth Seymour, Malone,
fashion
year.
designing in Rome for a
Palenville, NjY. | ||
Tonight the Sophomore class DeMattia, Rochester, N. Y.; Ann N. Y.; Patricia Ulrich, Erie, Pa^ Marian Shrines Marjorle Cummiskey, prefect of
will entertain their big sister class Downing, Erie, Pa.; Jean Drou- the Sodality for l954-'55, Beverly
in the traditional Lantern Night Baccalaureate Mary K. and Norma Jean will Buerkle, vice-prefect, and Jo-
hard, Canfield Ohio; Mary|Julia Yesterday another graduating visit England, Holland, Germany, seph Ciancaglini, mistress of Can-
festivities, which will befheld in
Ellermeyer, Kittanning, Pa.; Del- class participated in their last Switzerland.^Italy, France^ Spain, dida tesJ will travel to New York
the Little Theater. There, the sen-
iors*; will re-live the most memor- oras Fratus, Erie, Pa.; Theresa Sunday Mass as Mercyhurst Col- and Portugal. Miss Kelly and Miss City for the Summer School of
able days of their four-year stay Qorny, Erie, Pa.; Ann Kennedy, lege students. The Solemn High Reilly w i l l visit all of these Catholic Action to be held at Ford-
at Mercyhurst. Buffalo, N. Y.;} Barbara! Klein, Mass took place in Christ The countries, including Belgium,! The ham University from August 23-
Warsaw, N. Y.; Ingeborg Loesch, King Chapel with jj Rev. Daniel J. tour Willi included such Marian 28. The schools are held each year
In charge of entertainment is Erie, Pa.; Kathleen Mainzer, Erie, Martin, the college chaplain, offi- Shrines as Our Lady of Walsing- in various parts of/ the country
Pat {Murphy; working under her Pa.; Sophia Mazionyte, Plattsburg, ciating. ham, Notre Dame Cathedral, Our under the auspices of the Sodality
direction are Barbara Cavanaugh, N. Y.; Mary Ellen Mullany, Paint- Lady of Montserrat, Our Lady of and the Queen's Work, national
ed Post, N. Y.; Vija Odeiko, Indi- I The Baccalaureate address was Fatima, and Our Lady of Lourdes. Sodality magazine. Noted Jesuit
Pat Narby, Mary McCarthy, Carol delivered by Rev. Charles Fehren-
anapolis, Ind.; Norine fPreedit, bach, a Redemptorist Father from educators will speak on the theme,
Kelly and Carol Donovan as heads Miss Cherry is visiting her sister "To Jesus Through Mary."
of the various committees. Fairview, Pa.; Sister Regis Marie North East. The seniors then re- who is making her home in Augs-
Herbst, C.D.P., Allison Park, Pa.; tired to the State Dining Room burg, Germany ,and plans to re- The Congress Hotel in Chicago
For weeks the Sophomores have Marion Royer, Bethesda, Md.; for breakfast. main until the middle of Septem- will be the scene of the NFCCS
been working\ hard, using every JoAnn Ryan, Youngstown, Ohio; ber. During the summer she and National Congress on September 1
Mary Lou Scalise, Erie, Pa.; Pau- her sister hope to make tours to through the fifth. Edith Lauler,
spare moment for practice. They newly-elected Lake Erie Regional
have successfully dodged their big lines Solida, Leechburg, Pa.; Mar-
garet Sueta, Erie, Pa.; Pauline
Merciad Advisor points
countries
of interest
outside
in
the
most
Iron
of the
Curtain. vice-president, Margaret Hirsch,
sisters in order to keep their pro- and Rita Walters, will represent
gram a secret, in spite of the fact
Turner, Centerville, Pa.
deceives Grant Mercyhurst at the convention. ?
that several sophomores have toeen Sr. Mary Gabriel, head of the Margaret Foley and : Marjorle
Bachelor of Science Williams will increase their know-
heard singing "I'll Wash That French Department at Mercyhurst The editorial and business
Candidates for the Bachelor of College and the advisor of the ledge of the young Christian stu-
Man Right Out of My Hair" and Science degree in Commercial Merciad, has been awarded a staffs dent at Palenville, N. Y.,1 where
Carol Donovan, Beth Coleman, Education are: Roseann Andio, grant to attend the University of of the MERCIAD they willlattend one of the na-
J u d y Gleason, Kay Cooper, Youngstown, O h io ; Margaret Minnesota for the first term of join with the student body tional Y. c. S. Study Weeks. The
and Pat Murphy have been found in extending sincere convention will be held at Camp
Grace, Renovo, Pa.; Dorothy Zu- the summer session, beginning St. Helene, situated in the Cat-
going from door to door looking zula, Erie, Pa, congratulations
June 14 and ending July 17. One skill Mountains.
for sailor costumes. to the Seniors Another convention! to be held
Bachelor of Science degrees in of eighty|participants to receive
At 8:30 lights will dim, the cur- and in them the in August will be the N. S. A.,
Home Economics will be awarded such a scholarship in a Foreign
best of everything which will have its headquarters
tain will rise, and the sophomores to Sally Batchelor, Erie, Pa,; Jean Language Auxilium, Sister Gabriel this year at Iowa State University.
will entertain their big sisters for in the future.
Broscoe, Farrell, Pa.; Geraldine will leave for Minneapolis on June Delegates from Mercyhurst have
the last time, this Lantern Night. DeFazio, Erie, Pa.; Rozella, Ulan is. i I -j not yet been announced.
Pago Two THE MERCIAD Monday, June 7, 1954
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C o l l e g e L a d d e r --C o m p l e t e L e a d e r s O f ' 5 4 S e n i o r i t y v s . E q u a l i t y
Officers for 1954-1955 Seniority rights were not instituted to humble under-
Looking back, Mercyhurst remembers when you, the
Seniors, first came through her gates in the fresh eagerness Senior Classy classmen; neither were they devised to glorify seniors. Yet
of your college days. During the last four years, youjhave President, Marge WiUlams; Stu- there is some abuse in a! seniority system which is the bane
given yourselves to Mercyhurst, and she has given herself to dent Council, Mary Kienzle; Vice- of the underclassman's existence.
you. By your efforts in studies and activities, you have be- President, Anne Remaley; Secre- The case against such a system has its-contention in the
come part of your Alma Mater and she, in turn, has taught tary, Maureen Hammond; Trea- enforcement of these rights rather than in the validity of their
you and openedlnew worlds^for you. Solsynonomous are you surer, Barbara Botsaris. existence. *
and she with progress that your advancement corresponded Sophomore Class Since seniority rights favor seniors, it follows that these
with Mercyhurst's physical growth, the addition of the new President. Mary Bacon; Student seniors retain the right to enforce them and to report viola-
library building, Council, Joan Cszernicky; Vice- tions of their precepts. This is generally conceded. Not every-
President, Jean Rocco; Secretary, one, however, is as equally willing to accept the theory that
j We, the Juniors, hold our first memory of |you as the Barbara Stone; Treasurer, |Mary
"great Sophomores" who were to show us the way. Before the partiality and unkindness have a place in this enforcement.
Ann Bittner. They, of course, are rightly doubtful since seniority rights are
end of those early weeks, we knew you to be our friends, in a
friendship which has deepened through years of close contact English Club palatable only when they are enforced objectively and without
with you. \ President, Mary Ann Nash; malice or offensive superiority.
Student Council, Lorraine Reichel; To those, then, to I whom the administration of seniority
We, the Sophomores, gained wonderful "Big Sisters" in Vice-President, Jean Heavey; Sec- rights will one day be entrusted, we advise the temperance of
your class. Even from your letters of introduction to us, we retary-Treasurer, Noel Jaeger. justice with impartiality as well as with mercy. Seniority
grasped the sincere tone with with which you were to greet rights, whilelnever welcomed by underclassmen, will then, at
Science Seminar
us and guide us through our new experiences. iPresident, Joan Mitri; Student least, not inspire rancor or resentment - and may even win
| We, the Freshmen, knew you only as the lofty Seniors, Council, Patricia Fridley; Vice- respect for the senior who is fair as well as thoughtful.
in the culmination of these qualities. Since September, we had President, Maureen Hammond;
admired you but, becoming more acquainted with you, we Secretary, Patricia Maley, Trea-
marvel at your success as a class. f surer, Nancy Harter.
So it is that^we of^Mercyhurst see you - -| Seniors who Elementary Education Club
We.J The Seniors, Leave
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have ^mastered every step in the ladder of college life. We President, Mary Ree Theuerkauf;
Student Council, Georgia Lackey;
would like to keep you close in our midsts, but we know that Vice-President, Peggy Kelsey; Sec-
now is your opportunity to reach others as you have influenced
Our 'Claim To Fame
retary, Carol Kelly; Treasurer, While packing up our bags and dusting out our closets, we seniors
us. We shall miss you, but this feeling will be eclipsed by our have come across many individual traits and acquisitions which we
pride in your accomplishments. i | Joyce Baker.
feel have added much to the spirit and dignity of Mercyhurst. In order
Junior Class that the school not be deprived of these endearing aspects of the Class
President, Jean Heavey; Stu- of '54, we have agreed that each of us shall willinglyKrelinquish our
Spirit Of Mercyhurst dent Council, Josephine .Ciancag-
lini, Kay Cooper ;g Vice-President,
Beverly Buerkle; Secretary, Jean
"claim to fame" to some deserving underclassman. I
Donna Albrycht — her successful science experiments to Peggy Kelsey.
Marlene DeMattia — her "tonics" to Ann McGinnis.
It is the warmth of "hellos" from every one you meet on
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Bryson; Treasurer, Barbara Coole. Rosemary McCabe — her aplomb on stage to Georgia Lackey.
your first day at Mercyhurst. I|| | I f Pat Royer ~ her jewelry box to Mrs. Bryan. I
French Club
Sally Batchelor — that careless, wind-blown look to Dot Rudge.
It is the excitement of your first night in your new President, L o r r a i n e Reichel;
Student Council, Roberta Im- Jean Broscoe — her profile to Patty Maley.
"home away from home." Gerry Defrazio -- her stint at the Practice House to Mary Ann Robie.
boden; Vice-President, Josephine
It is the exuberance of your initial letter home and the Ciancaglini; Secretary-Treasurer, Mary Anne Hayes — her May Day dress to Rainee Reichel. I
anticipation of a weekend at your roommate's. Mary Ann Nash. Jerry Kingston — her dignified parties for residents to Marguerite Mc-
L Laughlin. ^
It is the dizzy whirl of your first week and the serious Sociology Seminar Mary Miillaney ~ the fun in the lounge to Caroline O'Connor.
business of choosing a color scheme for your room. 1 | 1 President, Donna Cutrona; Stu- Deloras Fratus -- her paintbrush to Jane Ann Conrath.
dent Council, Kitty Kelly; Vice- Jean Drouhard—her priority on the 3rd floor phone to Marge Cum-
It is the thrill of that first letter or package from home President, Betty Jean Bisgrove; miskey.
and the careful composing of your first prom invitation. | | Secretary, Mary N. McCarthy; Ann Downing — her haircut (?) to Markey Foley.
It is the teamwork of a class project and the fun of get- Treasurer, Mary E. Stephany. Peggy Grace — her weepy eyes in movies to Donna Cutrona.
ting to know the day-hops. £ f | * Mary Lou Scalise—her Saturday nights at the G.C.S. to all "orangs."
International Relations Club Jody Ryan — all livestock to Jean Heavey and Pat Murphy.
It is the satisfaction of passing room inspection and the President, Anne Remaley; Stu- Noreen Preedit — her room off campus to Barb Buerkle.
dent Council, Mary N. McCarthy;
dejection of your first campus. I Vice-President, Margaret Hirsch;
Donna Byers -- her "rotten choppers" to Mr. Bone-a-part.
Patty Ulrich — her weight reducer to Kitty Kelly.
It is the solemnity of chapel services and the peace found Secretary, Noel Jaeger ^Treasurer, Mickey O'Donnell — her contagious giggle to Jean Lee.
there for a moment or two in a busy day. Jean Rocco. Terry Gorney — her cashmere cumber-bund and 20-foot zipper to Mary
Is is the fun of dressing-up for a movie! or shopping ex- Home Economics Club Ann Scirto.
President, Catherine McCarthy; Clare Schaming — her big. green eyes to Pat Powers.
pedition in town. | j Mary Ann Cutri—her 1954 Cadillac to Kay Cooper.
Student Council, Margaret Foley;
It is the companionship of the Sisters of Mercy and the Vice-President, Marilyn Genck; Ann Kennedy — her calm exterior and poise to Patsy Klein.
steadying influence of your own "Big Sister." S e c r e t a r y , Kathleen Braeger; Janet Bremmer—her lengthy excursions to Joan Sysmanski.
Treasurer, Julia Kelly; Publicity Virginia Kelly — all A.A. sweat shirts to Bet Broderick.
It is the freedom of a weekend and the serious concen- Manager, Joan Cszernicky. Kathleen Maimer — her preference for hose to B. J. Bisgrove.
tration of a school day. j |9gl | Roseann Andio — her knitting needles to Marge Russell.
O. G. A. Phyllis Klenner — all little girl scouts to Barbara Barnes J
It is the courtesy that transforms the mad-cap of dorm I President, G e r r y O'Doherty; Dorothy Zuzula — her place in May Day processions to Katherine El*
life into the sophisticate of formal occasions. I Student Council, Mary J a n e chenlaub.
It is the sociability of an afternoon trip to Art's and the O'Del); Secretary. Caroline O'Con- Betty Seymour — her voice to Bobby Imboden.
solitude of evening study. i nor; Treasurer, Helen Kennedy; Judy EUermeyer — her perch at 3rd floor desk at Edie Lauler.
Publicity Chairman. Joan Clancy. Pauline Solida — her sunny disposition to Helen Kennedy.
It is the suspense of meeting upperciassmen and the re- Dramatics Association Pauline Turner — her prowess at the Rhinelander to Vickie Argana.i
assurance of their friendliness. | | President, B a r b a r a Buerkle; Barb Klein — her bubbling exuberance to Cathy McCarthy.
It is the nostalgia of the "AlmafMater" and the gaiety if Student Council, Patricia Maley; Vija Odeiko — her bridge finesses to Dig O'Dell. J
Vice-President, Mary Ann Scirto; Sophia Mazionyte — her salesmanship in the bookstore to Mary Mc»
song fests in the Lounge. | Carthy. f 1 ?
Secretary, Jean Heavey; Treasurer,
It is the gratitude you show to God for His gifts and the Kitty Kelly. Rozella Harpst — her happy home life to Gretchen Mercer.
confidences you take to Him in the chapel. §* I W Marge Sueta—her Alaska correspondence to Mary Ree Theuerkauf.-
Glee Club.
It is the dignity of traditions and the spontaneity of President, Margaret H i r s c h ;
"after-lights" parties. Librarian. Betty Jean Bisgrove; THE MERCIAD
Secretary, Marguerite McLaugh - Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.
It is the contemplation in the classroom and the enthusi- lin; Student Council, Judy Glea- Member of
asm of hmpromptu entertainment. son. Associate Collegiate Press
I It is the serenity of a Sunday and the bustle of a Satur- Athletic Association g "All American'* <ji
Editor 1 I Mary Anne Hayesi
day. I |p M President, Bet Broderick; Stu-
Associate Editor Jean Drouha
It is the busy weeks of preparation for a prom and the dent Council, Mary Ann Roble;
Vice-President, Mary Ann Scirto; Assistant Editors Marge Williams', Martha McNulty
mystery of "who will be Prom Queen." I Secretary, Patricia Murphy; Trea- Business Editor _ Roseann Andio
Editorial Staff Jody Ryan, Donna Byera,
It is the light-hearted singing in the dining room and the surer, Marcia Meagher.
Ann Kennedy, Lorraine Reichel, Victoria Argana, Carol Kelly,
solemn beauty of Gregorian chant at Mass. | Art Club i Mary Gene Pyne, Judy Roseberry, Jean Heavey, Roberta Im-
It is the relief of coming through your first exam with President, Jane Ann Conrath; boden, Bet Broderick, Barbara Klein, Ann McGinnis, Joan
V i c e-President, Judy Gleason; & Csernyicky.
"flying colors" and the realization that you do^belong.: | Business Staff — I Peggy Grace, Dot Zuzula.
Student Council. Kay Canada;
It is the loyalty you feel toward your school and the ap- Secretary-Treasurer, Joan Szman- Mary Kienzle, Jean Lee, Mickey O'Donnell, Helen Kennedy, Lor-
preciation you can never express to your teachers. ski. I * P raine Enright. '

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'SometvAene Oven, t6e ^Uniem. Voice And Piano Mercyhurst Girl*


Students Hold
Annual Recital Are Talking About
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . The pink May
On the evening of May 25, the Day . ..] .CLARE SCHAMING'S and JUDY ELLERMEYERTS new cars .
Mercyhurst students held their . . Oh. happy, happy graduation day . . the Canisius to Mercyhurst let-
annual college piano and voice ters for PRISCILLA PRENATT and DOROTHEA MORRELL . . . Club
recltaliunder the direction of Sis- elections . . . a day-student landslide . . . Dien Bien Phu . . . Sister
ter Mary Andre and Sister Helen Carolyn's night shift duty . . . . G. E. men, boats and airplanes . . ginger
Jean. The program featured la ale . . .
variety of musicals selections, MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . The Senior
ranging from classical to modern Ball . . . JERRY KINGSTON'S slumber party . . the return of
composers. Piano solos, vocal ar- "Lili" . . . European travel J plans for MARY LOU SCALISE and
rangements, including trios, duets, MARLENE DcMATTIA . . . the automatic washer and dryer (at
and solos, w e r e interspersed last) . . . the North-American road-runner — ANN McGINNIS. . •
throughout the evening. Those the work plan for June: roof plus sun equals burn.
who participated in the recital MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . PAT ROYER
were: Vocal selections by Marjorie and ANN KENNEDY - - Sr. Loretta's subs . . . picnics on the pen-
Williams, Mary Ann Scirto, Mary insula . . . ROSARIO'S departure for South America - - all too soon
. , sing Dorothy sand the Scarecrow of O z d n a Smith and Pat Keinzle, Georgia Lackey, Betty . . . Dr. Haley's famous last]saying: "Any questions?" . . . PATTY
Murphy) as "Lili" (Patsy Klein) tries vainly to gain the atten- Jean Bisgrove, Diana Vendetti, MALEY'S physiology book . . . The British Camel Corps . . McCarthy
tion of Peter Pant: (Carol Kelly) at rehearsal for the Senior Natalie North and Bet Broderick; and the Army . . . VIRGINIA KELLY: Mercyhurst sweatshirts . . . the
Party. and piano selections by Judy Rose- visit to Sister Betty Rossum*. . .
berry, Patricia Powers, Marguerite ' MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . Exam-
i McLaughlin, Mary Ann Bittner, time "The Happy Wonderers" . . . JEAN DROUHARD'S and
Fantasy Fair' Scene Nancy Valenti, and Patricia Eisert. BARBARA BUERKLE'S rapidly approaching weddings . . the "new
and different" 8-Ball . . the revival of "Moulin Rouge" . . . Delta
Honor Societies Epsilon Sigma reception . . . the great exodus to Lorain, Ohio by
Of 1954 [Senior JParty| Invest i Members
On May 11, the Home Econom-
GERRY O'DOHERTY, MARKY FOLEY, | DIG O'DELL, MARY
KIENZLE, AND MARY REE THEUERKAUF . . . RAINEE REI-
CHEL'S May Day dress (and her ring, a minor detail) . . . "The
"Come with us to Never-Never L a n d w h e r e work is play Student Prince" . . . the guest soloist at English Club . . • "A Cot-
ics honor fraternity, Kappa Omi-
a n d d r e a m s come t r u e , " P e t e r P a n , in t h e person of Carol cron Phi, received six new mem- tage Small by a Waterfall". . . W
Kelly, invited t h e g u e s t s of honor a t t h e '54 Senior P a r t y , held bers: Barbara Cavanaugh, Beth I M E R C Y H U R S T GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . "Moonlight
in t h e s t u d e n t dining room Wednesday evening, May 26. Coleman, Marge Russell, Marilyn Serenade" . . . the closet in Room 8 . . . Tony Martin's recent visit to
Genck, Barbara Coole, and Rozel- Erie . . . wisdom teeth, thanks just the same . . . senior weekend at the
A host of gaily costumed char- la Harpst. President of Mercy- cottage . . . paved tennis courts, we hope . . .
hurst's Alpha Eta Chapter, Cath- MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . The new
acters from the Land of Fantasy, plaque in the Little Theatre - - Thank you, Dr. Relihan . • teach-
including Cinderella, Pinocchio, erine £ McCarthy, presided at the
the Seven DwarfsJ and Rip Van f4<t Ode acceptance rituals.
5 Primary qualifications for the
ing positions . . . BARBARA BARNES' parakeet earrings • . . mar-
blehearted" Hayes and "thankless child" Kennedy . . . Scirto's Ni-
Winkle dropped in at the party (with apologies to Portia) agara. Mambo . . . the enthusiastic, would-be equestriennes • . .
through Snow White's magic mir- reception of this honor are a high
scholastic average and a com- "They walked more than a mile for a camel" . . . summer vacation
ror to extend a similar invitation, The quality of a laundromat is . . . —zzz . . .graduation and farewells . . .
each in his own manner. not strained, mendable character standing in
the college. Only a certain per-
One of the ^feature .attractions It cleaneth with the gentle de- centage of the home economic
of the affair was the \ wonderful tergent from the box majors may be accepted each
chicken dinner, especially prepar- year. The purpose of Ithis society
The wash inside. It is ftwice
ed by the Quantity Cooks, under is to further the interests and
blessed:
the chairmanship of Vicki Argana. aims of the field of home econom-
Wishing wells and pastel shades It blesseth him that washes and ics and its members in colleges
keynotedfthe clever array of de- him that rooms with the washed. throughout the country.
corations created by Donna Cut- Alpha Psi Omega, the National
rona's committee. Mary Jean It is enthroned in the hearts of
Dramatic Honorary Fraternity,
Sauer and her committee were re- students,
accepted seven newf members on
sponsible for ?;the attractive in- For now ease seasons cleanliness. Sunday evening, May 23, in re-
vitation postedl in College Hall. cognition of meritorious participa-
Other committee heads were: Bet Therefore, students, though clean- tion in college dramatics. Neces-
Broderick, entertainment; Mary liness be thy plea, consider this: sary qualifications for member-
H. McCarthy, arranging tables; That in the course of cleanliness ship in the society include? the
Beth Coleman, serving; Audrey one must pay a quarter, acquisition of a minimum of 50
Hannah, I senior gifts; and^Mary points gained through 2 service on
Kienzle, dismantling. Or else we must pray for mercy, the production staffs as well! as
And that same prayer may ren- acting in the various theatre pre-
Edie Lauler and Marge Williams sentations. In addition, the in
were general chairmen of the der our roommate to do a deed
of mercy itiation ceremonies require la
party. knowledge of the Greek alphabet,
And let us share a load with her. the officers of the national chap-
ter and ten affiliated chapters,
Varied Courses and finally, twelve lines of
Shakespeare.
En e d Girls
To Be Available P g The new members of the Mer-
cyhurst Iota Zeta chapter are:
Edith Lauler, Marjorie Cummis-
During Summer Feted June 1
Tuesday evening, June 1, was
key, I Patricia Royer, Mary Ann
Scirto, Jean Heavey, Marlene Di
1 9 H cQjifitl. hflveitf Coke
June 21 and 22 have been set chosen I by Ithe Seniors for their Mattia, and Kitty Kelly. Betty
as registration dates for the twen-Engaged* Girls' Party. This year Seymour officiated at the | cere-
ty-eighth annual summer session the I traditional celebration took mony, assisted by Pauline Solida,
[of Mercyhurst College. Regular place at Nissen's rather than in Theresaf Gorny, and Barbara
sessions * will begin on June 23, the Lounge as it has been in for- Buerkle.
with the first class beginning at mer years. Jean Drouhard and
8:25 and the last at 1:30 daily. Gerry | Kingston were the guests
Courses of instruction > will be of honor and each received a gift
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offered in ten different depart- from her class. Arrangements?for
1954-1955
ments, with many of the regular the party were made by Mary Ann MERCIAD
faculty on the teaching staff. Most Hayes and Virginia Kelly who Editor—Martha McNulty.
popular courses being elected by acted as co-chairmen of the af-
Associated Editor—Marge Wil-
Mercyhurst students who are earn- fair.
ing extra credits during the sum- liams.
mer months are the classes in Jean is engaged to Thomas Assistant Editors — Judy Rose-
elementary education, logic and Lewis of Erie and has planned berry and Carol Kelly.
ethics in the philosophy field, and her wedding for July 31. The Business Editor—Mary Kienzle.
Pennsylvania and American Gov- couple will be married in Can-
ernment. field, Ohio, Jean's home town. No Editor—Audrey Hannah. BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY
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fage ^oui* THE M E R C I A D Monday, June 7, 1964

Summer Jobs, 'OtctoU <M, Out Of The Mouths Of Seniors


Fun Planned . . . Offtimes Come Gems
"In the Good Old Summertime" When in the course of human events it comes time for a class to
is number one on the Mercyhurst leave the hallowed halls of ivy, the thoughts of many turn to that
hit parade as last minute items, class. The class of 1954, upon leaving, will leave these memories of
such as bathing suits and tennis themselves, the mottoes by which they live.
rackets, are tossed into home- Mary Anne Hayes: "The quality of the Merciad is not strained."
bound trunks. After a year of in-
tensive, diligent (?) study, every- Pauline Solida: "I am a senior. Hath not a senior rights, honors, privi-
one \ would be content to bask in leges."
the summer sun for a "long win- Roseann Andio: "What matters after O.O.A. is past and gone?"
ter's nap" but as our roving re- Donna Byers: "I regret that I have but one life to give to my alma
porter roamed through the halls mater."
such noble endeavors as ithese
were being planned. Rosemary McCabe: "Either do not attempt it, or succeed."
Joan Clancy, Mary Ann Scirto, Virginia Kelly: "Ours not to question why, ours alone to do or die."
and Pat Bisert will further their Mary Lou Scalise: "Life is a stage, so learn to play your part."
knowledge at their Alma Mater's Pat Royer: "Equal rights for all; special privileges for seniors."
summer session. Combining ocean
bathing with study; will be \ Pat Jody Ryan: "Early to bed, late to rise, gives one more time to sleep."
Egan who plans to commute to . . . comments Jean Heavey, sophomore class president, as Jerry Kingston: "A nose in the brown is worth two in the book."
Boston University from New Bed- Lorraine Enright opens her corsage. Mary Gene Pyne, at right,
ford, Mass. Mickey O'Donnell: "I write to none but the lonely heart."
gives an advance showing of Jean's flowers. The three popu-
lar sophomores attended the Senior Ball, "Moonlight Serenade," Betty Seymour: "Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow."
With the attainment of their
at the Lawrence Hotel last Saturday evening. Sophie Mazionyte: "Speech is silver, silence is golden."
"M. R. S." degrees. Barb Buerkle
and! Jean Drouhard will spend Sally Bachelor: "Order is heaven's first law."
much of the summer "honeymoon-
M/arlene DeMattia: "Give me graduation or give me death."
in'." |p \ Senior Job-Hunting Results Rozella Harpst: "When you educate a woman you educate a family."
Copper tans, strong backhands,
and improved swimming strokes Phyllis Klenner: "Silence seldom hurts."
are hoped for by Mary Stephany, In Teaching, Business Positions Kathleen Mainzer: "Enthusiasm is the spice of life."
Kay Canada, Martha Strahsmeier, Clare Schaming: "Candy is dandy, but licorice is quicker."
Peggy Grace and Phyllis Klenner It is a well-known fact that seniors become suddenly very busy at
who will assume the roles of camp this time of year. The cause of this animation is no secret to anyone Vija Odeiko: "When in doubt, take the trick."
counsellors. Also beckoned to j-by who has overheard them talking of salaries and contracts. They are
hard at work at the business of securing jobs, which is what they seem Mary Mullaney: "She who laughs, laugh."
the "great outdoors" are those who
plan on working as playground to be expected to do after graduation, though they are armed with a Pat Ulrich: "This class after graduation shall have a new birth of free-
;
directors. They are Marge Cum- number of sound reasons why they shouldn't be. dom." ;'!g \ *>k ;
miskey, Bev Buerkle, Markey Pauline Solida, true to form, has several irons in the fire, and is Marge Sueta: "Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship."
Foley, Jo Ciancaglini, and Barb expected to favor one of them any day now. Donna Byers has her Gerry DeFazio: "Discretion is the better part of valor/f
Cavanaugh. heart set on teaching, but has not yet signed a contract. (Note to Ann Downing: "Better late than never, but better never late."
prospective employers: You may still have a chance.) Virginia Kelly
Looking forward to donning expects to be teaching home economics in Franklinville, New York, Jean Drouhard: "It's needles knit up the raveled heel of love."f
white collars and cuffs? for that near her home. Mary Lou Scalise, of course, is sailing for Europe and Barbara Klein: "Queenly is as queenly does."i
office position are Jean Heavey, study there in August.
Dot Rudge, Lorraine Enright, Judy Ellermeyer• "That this school exists of the seniors, for the sen-
Mickey Spillane, Joanne Rinaldo, iors, andjby the seniors."
Joby Ryan has developed such
Marty McNulty, and Kathleen an attachment for! Erie that she Jean Broscoe: "Position is everything in life."
Lawrence. Edie Lauler will work
in a doctor's office—the doctor
has accepted a job in the Society
department of the Erie _Times.
Souvenirs Given Maryann Cutri: "There is no royal road to learning."
Pauline Turner: "Knowledge is power." 'jg.
being her dad. Jerry Kingston, it seems, is pri-
marily i interested in planning for
At Senior Ball Dot Zuzula: It's business makes the world go 'round."
& St. Vincent's Hospital {will be Don Prescott's orchestra pro- Dee Fratus rl"Trifles make perfection." & t jre
her wedding day at a date not yet
headquarters for Judy Ellermeyer, chosen. Mickey O'Donnell plans to vided the music and Mercyhurst Norine Preedit: "But perfection is no trifle." I
Lucy Chang, and Barbara Bot- girls and their escorts brought Janet Bremer: "Nothing succeeds like success. "
saris. Test tubes will be the com- tutor children in the primary
grades this summer and long ago dancing feet to the Senior Ball Ann Kennedy: "Nothing without work." OBff fi
panions of Pat Maley and Marge
Williams as they work in ftheir signed a contract to teach in held last Saturday at the Law- Donna Albrycht: "As the twig is bent, so grows the tree."
hometown hospitals. Brighton School near Rochester. rence Hotel. Peggy Grace: "The best of us lacks more than the wings to be angels."
Marlene DeMattia hopes for a
position in social work upon her ^"Moonlight Serenade" was the Theresa Gornv: "Live and let live," JSS
October return from Italy. theme of the dance which was
Ttty VcpfaH* Clare Schaming | will teach in
Duquesne, and Peggy Grace in
formal. The Ball traditionally
honors the seniors and is given Colonial Bakery
As An Alumna Sees It
Now that I've chewed off
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They're letting me out of
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When I stumbled to bed in teach business subjects in Cleve- sert, Edie Lauler and Cathy
a coma,
Counting the number of land. Ann Kennedy will {travel to
Warsaw, New York, to teach
Braeger. Committee members were
underclassmen.
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Now that I've learned what
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