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Tenor Soloist To Sing Here
Appearing next; in Mercy hurst's Concert Series will be a tenor who launched his career in Buffalo, New York. William McGrath will give a concert Wednesday evening, January 12, in the Little Theater at 8:15 p. m. After winning the Buffalo Evening* News' "Voice of Tomorrow" contest, Mr. McGrath was soon engaged for appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic and later by Toscanini as soloist with the NBC Symphony. He has since sung with the Robert Shaw Chorale and made his debut in New York Town Hall. ' M % Mr. McGrath's first trip to Europe in 1953 was sponsored by the United States Traveling Theater. Having completed the tour he remained for a series of radio performances in Paris and appearances with the Geneva! Opera Company. ? ?

Tonight t h e juniors and seniors, clad in academic cap and gown,Kwill carry out a tradition cherished by all upperclassmen. Lighted candles in hand, the students will process through the halls, around the campus and finally to the chapel, while heralding joyfully the coming of Christ. In doing this, they are not only acting infa Mercyhurst tradition but in an age-old and world-wide one.

Carols, first! sung, and often danced, for every season and occasion! through out fthe year, are of pagan origin. Contrary to popular belief they are not hymns but were composed to take the place of hymns if or a lighter mood. It is in the thirteenth century t h a t we find the beginning of the true Christmas carol and Italy is its birthplace. St. Francis of Assisi, in trying to humanize the gospel of Christmas, built the first crib. His friars composed simple folk songs, the first Christmas carols, to sing before this crib. So tonight when your hear the songs "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" and " 0 Little Town of Bethlehem" think of that night of nights just nineteen-hundred and fifty-four years ago.


. . . sing: Mercyhurst upperclassmen as they carry out the Christmas tradition of > caroling: around the campus and through the halls on the eve of vacation. %S pp. |

December 15, 1954
Yuletide activities for. the '54 season *vill culminate this evening" in a series off varied formal and/informal affairs. A formal Christmas dinner, the faculty's gift to the students, will provide the necessary Benergy for a! full and spirited Vacation Eve. Entertainment for the occasion will be provided <by the talented freshmen. Immediately following the dinner, the baritone voices of Father Martin and Father Goodill & will blend with the voices of the students at a gala song fest Jin the lounge. Impromptu renditions will probably range anywhere from "Jingle Bells" to light opera. B | demptor Omnium," and! a Christmas greeting by Marge CummisLater in the evening ^the lounge will again be the scene oflf estivity as the Big-Little Sister classes exchange I gifts via their respective Santas. Midnight Benediction in the college chapel will bring to a close the students' Yule season at Mercyhurst. | % f


Glee Club Presents Concert For Kiwanis Club Luncheon
Beginning another active 3 ear, Mercyhurst's Glee Club entertained the Kiwanis Club of Erie at its luncheon in the Boston Store dining room, Dec ember 14. •* Since the Kiwanis Club has various functions js throughout Christmas-time, only two seasonal numbers, "Cantique de Noel," a solo by Sheila Plynn and "Silver Bells," a group selection, were included in the program. "The Donovans," "Halls of Ivy," and "I Wish I Wuz" with Ina Smith and Betty Jean Bisgrove respective soloists on the latter numbers, were rendered by the entire chorus. Pat Corrigan sang "One Kiss" and, as a special feature, the club sang "Old Mountain Dew'f with! Bet Broderick performing on ; verses. Mercyhurst girls * and Kiwanis members then collaborated on several selections, among them the old ballad "Auralie.*' | |

Graduates Fete Varied YuletidelActivities Local Students Tonight's Program Luncheons and dinners figure Mark prominently in |the Christmas
f/genQ» of the Alumnae. 1'he Pittsburgh, ^Buffalo,| and Cleveland Chapters have made plans to entertain the students from these areas during the holidays.

'Mother Of All'
Christmas Play
As a change from the usual pageant, the sophomores chose a one-act play, "Mother of All," for their Christmas presentation Sunday evening, December 12v "Mother of All" told the story Of the first Christmas, centering around the theme of "no room in the inn." Salome, hard-hearted woman Of Bethlehem, played by Sheila Flynn, and her neighbor, Rachel, Mary Ann Skelly, turned from their doors Mary and Joseph, played by Priscilla Prenatt and Ann McGinnis.

The College Club has been chosen for the Pittsburgh Chap ter's dinner on December 27. Holding afluncheon in the Hotel Lenox This is the first timeline Club on December 18 will befthe Bufhas sung for service organizations falo Chapter. Also entertaining at and, in so doing, has augmented a luncheon is the Chapter in Cleveits number of concert performan- land, which has reserved the WoW&t Foyer Program 3RS|»-ij ces. men's City Club for December 20. I At eight o'clock the seniors and These functions fare becoming faculty will- meet in the ifoyer for traditional among the Alumnae the * traditional blessing .• of \ the groups as a means of getting ac- Christmas tree and crib, which . . . is the date set \ by the•Home quainted wih the girls from their will be accompanied toy the singEconomies Club for an Open area who are attending Mercy- ing of the Noel hymns,!"Creator I J S B i Alme Siderum" and "'Jesu ReHouse to be held here at Mercy- hurst. hurst from eight until twelve o'clock.

AA, Sophs Plan Winter Carnival
(fesieigh bells! )Sock dance! Sophonade! These three events will highlight the!various activities of the fun-packed Winter C a r n i v a l , scheduled by the Athletic Association? for February? 11, 12 and 13. A bonfire and hay ride followed . by a sock dance in the auditorium are on the program for Friday night. Under the J sponsorship of the sophomore class, the Sophonade will be held off campus on Saturday evening. Mass in the chapel Sunday, followed by brunch, will bring the weekend to a close. At the last meeting of the Athletic? Association, Patricia Maley was elected 'general chairman of the Carnival, to be assisted by Judy Roseberry, chairman of Friday night; Carol Kelly, chairman of Saturday; Mary Bacon, president of the sophomore class and chairman of the Sophonade; and Beth Coleman, chairman of the Sunday events.

onn arroII U. To Spend| Day At Mercyhurst
If tentative plans are carried out, January 8 will be "John Carroll Day." Proposed plans for the day call!for the Cleveland guests to arrive via bus around noon for an afternoon sleigh ride and a dinner followed by dancing.

The relation of the Christmas story to the lives of Salome and Rachel, as well as to the other •characters, made up the action of the play. Others in the cast Resulting from the work of the included Noel Jaeger, Bunny WalSocial Committee of the Student ter, Rosa Spillane, Ina Smith, Council, this is the first in a series Joan Ropelewski, Marcia Meagher, of similar days arranged with St. Mary Lou Theobald, and Barbara Bonaventure, Canisius and GanjL Story. Mary Bacon and Nola non. Weingard played the parts of W Headings:the newly formed Soangels in the final Nativity scene cial^ Committee is Kay Canada, and Nancy Harter acted as narra- assisted by| Judy Oleason and Marky Foley. tor.

LIGHTING THE FIRST CANDLE in the Advent Wreath, Bev Buerkle carries out a Christian tradition, beautiful and symbolic. Before the students leave for their vacation, they will light the last candle, typifying the approaching of the end of the penitential season. Shown left to right are Donna Nashwinter, Mary Bacon, Barbara Stone, Marjorie Curamlskey, Marky Foley and Beverly Buerkle* i I I 1; v

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Hustling, bustling, rushing — so many more shopping days until Christmas—wait! Where are we going? Tofwhat avail is this avenue of haste? In any elaborate preparation, we often lose sight of our objective.lSo it is! withj Christmas. The angels said on that night so long ago, "Glory to God! in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will."! Peace—so tranquil, so quiet. Peace—in our own day— so abused in attempted pacts and agreements to end\hostilities! Peace—our objective! And how can we get peace? Can we buy it? It can be "bought" only through prayer. "If enough of the peoples of the earth ask God, their Father, for peace, He will grant it unto them." M i & $And men of good will? They are?those who, through understanding and kindness, bring love where thereiis now distrust and hatred. \ f
Lefcfus become |petitioners, rather than harassed shoppers, supplicating God for peace, who alone can grantlit. Let us do our part to make this a truly peaceful Christm a s ! Let us then join with t h e angels in proclaiming "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men of good will!"

Sodality Committees Look To Book Shelves ActivelOn Projects

For That Lasting Gift
Calling all Christmas Shoppers Ition. In the same line is My Way On every person's Christmas list of Life by St. Thomas. This Sumthere is that inevitable person who ma Theologicafis the sum of all seems to have everything, or who theological knowledge, a vast has such perfect taste that you are synthesis in which is unfolded all in a fuddle as to what she would that can be known of God and like. Lasting and enduring are the Man. following books which | should be Fulton J. Sheen's, Three to Get a solution] to yours problem. Married, offers penetrating quesSpiritual Reading tions about marriage in our time. The Imitation of Christ, by He explores the tensions of modThomas A'Kempis, is a priceless ern marriage and charts a course gift. It is excellent spiritual read- for more enduring relationships ing, and many use it for meditathat will bring renewed hope and happiness to married couples of all ages. Priceless Poetry

Ned The Note There is a certain type of book Finds Lounge for that cold winter day, as you curl up in an overstuffed chair Tuneful Home by a fireplace, apple in hand.
They caU me I Ned, the Note. My assignment was to*find out what goes on injthe music world at Christmas time. So, treble clef in hand, I began my survey in Mercyhurst's lounge. I found sundry personalities sneezing to the tender strains of "I Got a Cold for Christmas." Sneakily, I changed the station and startled them with a blast of "Santa Claus Mambo." They were soon dancing madly to Billy May's south-of-the-border version of "Rudolph . . .," the you-knowwhat. • Billy was drowned out when the door burst open, ' and another group stampeded in, singing what I thought were seventeen different songs. However, I soon discovered that they were all singing the popular "Silver Bells," in seventeen-part harmony, of course. It was too much for me when I heard the radio giving forth with the Nativity story, played and sung calypso style. I crept unhappily from the lounge, and was nearly trampled by a bevy of beauties singing, "Bradley High School" (how did that get in here?). This changed to a medley of ever-beautiful Christmas carols as they passed the refectory door.

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A tradition, dear to all hearts, has had tofbe broken. In a|discussion, after careful consideration, it was decided that theicons out-weighed the pros, and for the betterment of all concerned the Freshman Christmas Party has been dropped fori this year. p The students realize that prudent and intelligent^thought lay behind this decision, butPthey also realize that if there is a problem there must also i be a remedy for it. The Student Council should! form a Committee to see if the solution actually lies in the dropping of the party or if perhaps it lies in the reorganization of it. Since this Freshman Party is one of the best loved Christmas functions, the students sincerely hope that the traditien will not be lost forever. If the event |is to take place once again next year, it is for the Student Council to weigh the problem andfsolve it now. Action now will eliminate later regrets!

Poetry is always good on a day like this. Who doesn't want to read John Greenleaf Whittier's Snowbound, as the first snowflakes come to j cover j: the ground. A Little Treasury of American Poetry is an excellent anthology of American poetry containing more I than 500 carefully selected short poems by the chief poets from Colonial times to the present day. This book is edited by Oscar Willams. With these few, suggestions, you should be able to finish your Christmas shopping with little trouble, and your friends will remember fyour fMerry Christmas many times during the year.

Harmony is a much sought after keynote! And what could be more harmonious than living in accordance with the Mystical Body of Christ. Such are the objectives of the Liturgical and Marian Committees of the Sodality, which is itself an organism of the Mystical! Body. Inspiring a love for and an active participation in the liturgy of the Church is the aim?;of the Liturgical Committee. Described as the prayer of the people of God, the liturgy jis actually the Mystical Body on its knees. Under the leadership of Pat Powers, this committee vhas been discussing ways and means of best instilling the minds and hearts of students with the true spirit of liturgical prayer. " c Special projects this year include the promotion of Compline; an explanation|onIthe use of the missal|to freshman sodalists; the Advent wreath; and Advent suggestions to remind us that Advent ought to be a time of self-denial in preparation for His coming. | Donna Nashwinter and Barbara Stone head the Marian Committee which has as it objective the fostering of a true devotion to Mary. Their discussions have centered on ways in which to make students aware of the need for Mary in the immediate sphere of their lives. From these discussions such projects as the daily recitation of the rosary in the Chapel and in residence halls, and the special novena to the Blessed Virgin preceding the feast of [her Immaculate Conception have found their source. Also fostered by this committee was the program on December 8 which honors her freedom from the taint of original sin.

Cabs On Campus: Signl Of Content?
"Gee kids. I wanna go, gosh kids I gotta go, gee kids I wanna go out!" New words but the same old "tune"—the Sunday afternoon theme;song! As our "nose 'for news" inquiring reporter found her way up the boulevard of cabs one Sunday afternoon, she managed to stop a few of the leaving 'Hursters long enough to find out where they were going and why. Beth Coleman, on her wayfto the movies with Pat Fridley and Max*y McCarthy (from the Buffalo crew), said that the reason she was going out was because there] wasn't anything! to do at school. "One hardly feels like lounging around in her Sunday best," declared Beth, "and when everyone else goes out, it's gloomy around school." Mac and Pat both agreed and further added that § they never stayed in on Sunday? afternoon unless they had some particular assignment to do. From the boulevard, our reporter wandered down to the lounge where she found the Ashtabulean, Mary McCarthy. When asked about Sundays at Mercyhurst, Mary replied, "I don't mind staying in but I think it would be more fun if there were something going on right here on campus, such as Dr. Haas' suggestion for a music appreciation class." Strolling through the dorms, Ina Smith, Barbara Barnes, and Mary Burns seemed to be enjoying themselves fully because they could caU the time their own and were not obligated to do any certain thing. So our reporter left with two facts in mind: some were happy on this "free day" while others left because of a lack of means of jj recreation on campus.



When I was Just 'bout three foot I ^thought there was a? Santa Claus For every year my dreams came true ,1 And only he could be the cause. Then soon I reached the four foot mark '•.• .J. ^ And some said I should believe no more In Donner and Blitzen who flew in the dark Or in my sugar plum! dreams of yore.



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No, we don't have a chance jlor a stove! Not unless we all get behind the Student Council and sell our tickets during the Christmas vacation! The proceeds from these tickets will go, not only to thelpurchase of a stove forSthe kitchenette but also to the payment of the balance due on the new television set injthe socialf room. The television set has brought us all much| enjoyment. It is evident from the popularity of the kitchenette that a new stove would be equally tenjoyed! I Not only do we, the students, benefit from these purchases but they also are for the good of the school. Because of this fact, this campaign must belsupported by both resident and day students! We must raise at least $400 through these tickets to reach our goal—the balance on the television and the|price of a new stove. This means that each student must sell at least $2 worth of tickets. « 1* I Dojwe want a stove? Do|we want the television to stay? Let's all do our parti to show our affirmation of these statements! Let's sell those tickets over the holidays!

Having trudged up three flights of stairs, I was exhausted. (I couldn't elevate because Bobbie Imboden was coming up from dinner singing the 19 54| version of "Santa Baby.") So, I slipped under But now I'm Just 'bout five foot three | the nearest door, curled up beAnd my childhood 4 thoughts ween the sheets of "White Christ- % have known reward mas," and fell asleep to Walter For there is a Santa of Christmas glee Schumann's beautiful, "There Are He is Jesus Christ our{Lord. the Sounds of Christmas."

Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. Member off Associate Collegiate Press Editor S -•'•' Martha McNulty Associate Editor -i|-4 i— ~M Marge Williams Assistant Editors ^ ^ M - i — L _ Carol Kelly, Judy Roseberry Business Editor t - 4 - ^ l - - - ^ Mary Kienzle Editorial Staff ^ ^ ^ ; p , ^ - - - Lorraine Reichel, Bet Broderick, Victoria Argana, Mary Oene Pyne, Jean Heavey, Roberta Imboden,' Ann McGinnis, Joan Csernyicky Business Staff Jean Lee, Helen Kennedy, Lorraine Enright, Pat MurphyJ Joan Clancy, Pat Eisert, Dorothy Rudge. j
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What's happening to our collections for the missions? Yes, they're going down— d own-—down! I \ H Last, year we adopted F a t h e r John Haley as our own personal missionary. Are we aware t h a t our contributions still go to Father Haley's parish in Chile? Surely we can't let F a t h e r and his eight missions down —even if it means sacrificing t h a t coke, cup of coffee, or candy bar on Wednesday night! I I g Thursday morning collections provide a great opportunity I for us. Let's all take advantage of that opportunity and really practice that corporal work of mercy—"Give t o

the poor!"!


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Dece moer Heavy Agenda Set ounci
The past month has been one of the busiest and most fruitful for the Activities Committee of Student Council. Of maximum interest to the student body is the proposed invasion by John Carroll, the date for which£ has been tentatively set for January 8. A sleighride, dinner and dance will highlight the Carroll Day program. The prospect of bringing back^the showing of movies at the college on the weekend is being considered and the committee i s | optimistic that its efforts will be repaid in the near future. In view I of the crowded preChristmas social calendar the previously scheduled Student Council Open House has been postponed. Point System A special session of Student Council was called on the evening of December 1; A vigorous discussion concerning the activities point system ensued, resulting § in the third, and, possibly final revision of same. This will be presented to Council in the future for further study. Student Faculty Board has been responsible for many helpful suggestions in. regard! to the point system. NSA Elections At the last \ regular Council meeting the '54-'55 NSA delegates were appointed: Pat Murphy, senior delegate and Joan Coyle, junior. The two appointees wasted no time in the year's business, attending the convention at Rosemont College, December 10-11. At present, plans are under way for an assembly to acquaint all with the Student Government, its structure and aims. I Finally, the Councils wishes to thank the? students for their cooperation in making the Orphan's Party a success, and also strongly urges wholehearted support in the ticket campaign.

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Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . Charlie, and the new group of "Practice Mothers" at the Practice House . . . memories of Notre Dame, brought back by JO CIANCAGLINI and BUNNY WALTER . . .fthe Dec. 8 pilgrimage . . . quarantine cases, JOANNE SCHMALZRIED and BETTY STEPANI . . . continuous congratulations . . . Room 29: "Who's Knocking on our wall." . . . no Christmas party I . . MARGIE MACK'S "baby" finger and ANN McGINNIS' "Big" Toe. . 1 MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . BOBBIE IMBODEN, at the Gannon dance, "I came from nothing, and right now I feel like nothing." . . . quarterly marks . . . JEAN CRISWELL'S lighting the Advent wreath . . . confusion in Ethics class . . . Angel Nola . . . BET BRODERICK'S screen tests" for all with her moving camera . . . "Mr. Sandman." . . . the servers at St. Joseph's Orphanage and hostess lessons by i ' Sister Rachel... PAT MURPHY and JOAN COYLES' trip to

. . . have many a mile left in them for some needy person,' agree charity drive chairmen Donna Cutrona, Ann McGinnis, Lorraine Enright, and Mary Kay Walsh, £3 T

Four Classes Undertake Christmas Charity\Drive
"God loves a cheerful giver" can well be i applied to these four collegians who are typical of the other members of their classes, busy with plans for helping others during the Christmas season. All four are members of Sociology Seminar. The packages of food and clothing will be distributed to needy families before the girls start off on their homeward way. Donna Cutrona—Senior South Buff a Ionian . . . Great Books and Soci Seminar leader . . . looks forward! to Winter Carnival Saturdays . . . pinochle fan . . . blase . . . famous!for her Aunt Mary . .£. infectious laugh . . . radical and argumentative . . . September wedding plans . . . the missing link in American Government class . . . as Irish as her roommate Kelly onf Saint Pa trick 'sf Day.

MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . "Sweeny" . . . MAUREEN HAMMOND, hostess at Senior Tea . . . Poods n Buffet Supper . . . "Jobe" from home .i. . basketball season . . . additions to jewelry collections of CATHY CRUISE and PATTI CORRIGAN . . . bulletin board charges . . . Tommy Buyers, and the Junior fan club . . . George Gobel . . . "silver bells." . . . "Bradley High School" P MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT". . . reservations on the first train home . • . "Here Comes Santa Claus" andjj73 little orphans for their annual party . . . play try outs at Gannon . . . Business Law classes . • . NAN STUBLER and JOANN HUGGLER at the Penn State Military Ball . . • typical Christmas shoppers, this from our working day-hops . . . JULIA KELLY'S sewing machine theses . . . cold rooms and hot lunches . . . "Forever and Ever" and "Hark the Freshmen Angels Sing." | MERCYHURST GIRLS| ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . plans for Christmas vacation and New Year's Eve . . . New roommate for Room 60 . . . LUZ TORRES with her trunk packed for Puerto Rico three weeks early! . . a mislaid!Sister . .V. PAT A^URPHY steals Juniors' man . . . MARY JANE O'DELL'S Thanksgivtafffin New York City . i. . mail for BURNSIE . .f. competition for the lounge, the third floor social room}. . . Press Club Pres—NOEL JAEGER . . . "but Maggie, vou already have 192%" . . . Tom's departure for Detroit . . . Seniors singing, "Graduation's Almost Here."

Orphans Enjoy nnua Party

"May I take your coat?" "Would you like to come with me?" "Don't you want to see Santa J Claus?" were some (of the typical quips heard on I December eleventh as the halls were flooded with eager Lorraine Enright—Business ma- youngsters at the Orphans' Party jor and Notre Dame minor . . . sponsored by the Student Council. part-time model . . . lip-stick col- The auditorium and lounge were lector . .§. has a phobia for class decked out in their Christmas best "Enraptured (by the splendor of doors . . . Glee Club member . . . with sleigh bells, the mammoth your heavenly beauty . . ." echoed dependable Junior . . . travels to Christmas tree, and a host of d o w n the aisle of St. Mary's the woods every summer . . . can stuffed animals. Eighty little girls Church, as thefMarian Year Pil- be heard mumbling, "meep, meep" and boys ranging from three-andgrimage commenced on Decem- . . . peaches and cream complex- a-half to eight, who came? from ber 8. * ion . . . knits three jj argyles for St. Joseph's Orphanage were tickSolemnity presided over the af- every pair . . . the only dust on her led pink with everything from the fair. as ninety-five Mercyhurst is "Star-Dust." 1 surprise packages marked with £ girls devotedly brought this year their very own names to the basso of Mary's to a f close. At 12:30, Ann McGinnis — Miss Extra- profundo of Santa's hearty chuceveryone boarded the waiting bus- curricular . . . Sophomore from kle. & 1 . § i | es to begin, what was a new ex- Lockport . . . acquired blond hair perience for most of the girls. Entertainmentiwas provided in in NewlMexico . . . enthusiastic Appropriately, the first stop on . . . loves tolread and travel . . . part by the elmentary education the pilgrimage was the Church of "never do today. what you can majors who conducted a lively St. Mary, where Marge Cummiskey put off until tomorrow" . . . re- variety of games, and visits with led the first decade off-the rosary nowned for ludicrous caricature Santa Claus, from his big plush and the recitation of the Marian . . . English major with subver- lap, as well as the visits to the Year prayer. The four remaining sive tendencies . . . favorite quote, resident halls to be shown off to Churches visited were, respectively, "There's many a pauper who didn't roommates and friends. Many the Immaculate Conception, St. get his trump out" . . . well liked twinkling blue, thazel, and brown Peter's * Cathedral, Holy Rosary, for her cheerfulness. eyes were opened wide when reand the Chapel of Christ the King. freshments consisting of delicate Mary Kay Walsh—5' 2", eyes of sandwiches and piping hot chocBy reciting a decade of the rosary and the prayer for the Marian blue, from Detroit . . . has an olate, followed by ice cream, candy Year at each Church, each in- aversion for kittens . . .1 member and cookies, were served. dividual was entitled to gain a of the AA and Glee Club J, . rWhen the bus called for its little travels to avoid summer work . . . plenary indulgence. Benedictionsof the Blessed Sac- loves to sing, especially 3to Glenn troop late in the afternoon, puframent at the College Chapel con- Miller records . . . has an "almost" fing "Mothers-for-a-day" reluccluded the pilgrimage and ter- relative % in the Sophomore class tantly released their little wards minated the devotions to Mary . , . her cheer is contagious . . . until another year, when once during her year. dislikes rearranging furniture . . . more there would bejthe oppor"You are the glory, you are the tailored clothes are just her style tunity to help brighten an OrJoy, you are uthe honor of our . .1, as cute as she is friendly. phan's Christmas. people! Amen

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AA Members iParis SetslSeasonal Style Plan Varsity! In Contrasting Silhouettes
r*The Hurst will have a varsity 'Tis the season of holly, evergreen* wrea ths, "stockings hung by the chimney with care," laughing faces, and "Merry Christmas." Amid teamk this year!" So states Miss the bustling shoppers can be seen hundreds of toys, thousands of O'Hern, physical education teachpotential gifts for Mom and Dad, and* millions of spinning heads. er. Only AA members willlbe eliBefore your reporter Becomes one of the ''millions" group, let us stop gible to participate. Behrend Cenfor a moment in the midst of all this happy confusion to remind our- ter has already accepted an invitation to play us, and a schedule selves that Christmas Time is Fashion Time. Z will be worked out with other IWhat are the fashion trends nowadays? This question may ibe answered in two silhouettes: the sleek taper land thelbillowy flounce. nearby colleges later. Intramurals will also be played Either the young lady has "ump-teen" thousand miles of skirts with as many miles of crinolines or the skirt is sharply tailored to "pencil" this year, beginning December 14.1 With each class contributing'j slimness. plenty of talent, the competition^ Middle Waist J Popular should be;)keen. Mary Ann Scirto, The annual Christmas ball will Bet Broderick. and Mary Ann see the fashionable miss in the 'ftyafcficf Ttec* fyeai Robie will spur on the senior class, gown with the new "middle" while the Juniors boast Judy Rosewaist which flairs at the hip line. berry, Carol Kelly," Pat Murphy, The next afternon will find her and Beth Coleman. The sophowalking up Main Street* in her mores are the biggest threat with chic tweed coat, the lines of which many excellent players among begin to narrow below the shoulI whom are: Marcia Meagher, Anne ders, and continue to do so to its McGinnis, Mary Bacon, Bunny final end (even coats have a philWalters, Patsy Klein, and Joan osophy^of life). The lines of both Coyle. Rumors are that the freshGannon, Villa Maria, and Mer-f man class is bringing some exstyles emphasize the long torso and give the rich look of simpli- cyhurst were the participants of cellent talent. ^Evelyn Nemmers city. I If the first Tri-Coliege IRC meeting was captain of her high school The "middie" waist, however, is to be held here at Mercyhurst. team, and Mary Marx, Louise not stationary for at times it rises Held on Thursday evening, De- Lukasiak, Nancy Stubler, Ruth to the empire waistline. Then cember ninth, the three schools Friel and Del Dywer starred on again it sometimes completely met in the college lounge to dis- their high school teams. vanishes when Anne Pogarty cuss the revision ^of the United Tuesday and Thursday aftercomes forth with her long, flow- Nations charter. Originally set up noons will be devoted to practice, ing, unbroken lines. in 1945, the ten-year charter will providing each class with opporbe up for revision before the UN Bright Colors Vary! tunities of getting its team in tipThe color department finds j in January. Also on the program top shape. every shade of the color wheel I was an illustrated talk on Japan Prospects look bright for a sucwhirling through the hoidays. Ver- and Korea, given by Mr. Thomas cessful basketball season. Watch millions, turquoises, e m e r a l d I Brown. the AA bulletin board for time greens, ambers, olive greens, navys, Following the meeting, an open and date of all games! and sophisticated blacks, along discussion of current! topics was with winter whites dance in every carried on along withithe serving girl's head after window shopping of refeshments. in her favorite store. Practically every collegians of The three International Relathe twentieth century prefers to tions Clubs carried outfthe prolet the north wind give herfhair grams as a project for NFCCS, of At the College of Notre Dame the "casual" look", but a petite, which the organization is an ac- in Baltimore, Maryland, an anunoriginal cloche indirectly from tive sub-commission. This partic- nual! Christmas party is held for Paree will give her that "dressed ular meeting, moderated here by orphan children in much the same up" look for special occasions. Sister Mary Anna, was £ carefully way as Mercyhurst plans hers for Your reporter must leave you planned by the three club modera- the children at St. Joseph's. now to dash back to the Champs tors, and by the three presidents: Elysees in order to be ready for Ann Remaley of Mercyhurst's As aj'note of interest for those the next issue. Merry Christmas IRC, John Noble of Gannon's, and si Mary Lou Belan. girlsswho gave Miss O'Hern some and Au Re voir! Villa Maria's argument as to the value of field hockey,? both Notre-Dame and Immaculate Colleges have varsity hockey teams.




. . . cry Mercyhurst's southern gals, Luz Torres, Jean Lee, and Evelyn Nemmers as they enjoy the-{season's first snowfall.

Snow Fails Tot Dampen Spirit Of Sport Fans
"Don'ffyo' all wantfto go out This year, the freshman^with the and build a 111 old snowman? , highest number of points in the AA will be awarded her class nuThis snow shore is beautiful." merals, and I three top sophomores "Si, si, I go help you." will be given English "M's", the This was probably part of the three highest juniors will get conversation! carried on by three sweaters, and the three high senfrosh who recently saw their first iors will be awarded an individual snowfall on Mercyhurst campus. AA award. Thus it seems that despite the However, whether or ^ not snow is a new experience, Hursters take fact that snow covers the ground, great pleasure in snow (ball fights, anyone, interested in sports is still snowman building and the like. As able to find much to keep her both winter wears on, skiing, skating, busy and happy. and tobogganing will be added to the winter sports agenda. Other scores racked up during Sthe volleyball season include the Juniors' triumph over Frosh I team, 15-12, Froshjll over Soph n , 15-12, Soph I over Juniors 2823, and Frosh II over Frosh I,

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To "put Christ back into Christmas," the Mercyhurst Art Departfi7-i6. ml ment is once again working hand Day-Hops Active in hand with the Erie Chamber Berry Auditorium is.;the scene of Commerce. The Chamber is of much i bowling finesse every financing the erection of a crib to other Sunday night asfthe Frosh be displayed in Perry Square Day-Hop Bowling Team shows off throughout the Christmas season. its "talent. Avid members of| the This is the second time that team are Pauline Westlake, Barb Mercyhurst has cooperated in Sislowski, Dorothy Danikowski, such a i project. Last year Roxana Sandi Tenace, Shirlee Marinelli, Downing, with the aid of Sister T'was the night before Christmas, and all through the school, the ft Dorothy Walkiewicz, Mary Dona- Angelica, contributed the lifeI telli, Connie Settlemeyer and size figures of Mary, Joseph, the students were busy at projects, and sof. . . "Don't you have any more old clothes?,"—"Well, itcouldfgive up Trish Payha. three? shepherds, and the Infant in the crib. This year the three that movie and put the money fin my self-denial fenvelope." "What \ New AA Awards Wise Men will be added to the canned goods do you think we'd better get?" "Wasn't the orphans' Something new has been added set, the work of Jane Ann Con- party a huge sucess this year?"!. . .«this is Christmas at Mercyhurst. in the way of awards inlthe AA. rath. She painted these on flat Good wiUjand generosity are traditional talong with the parties and masonite as her thesis in art. As usual, each .class has its own Sister Angelica and | Sister annual Christmas project. This of Hie sophomore class has stated, Thomas, who head the Art Ad- year, food will be sent to St. Bar- "We hope to collect enongh money AND PASTRY SHOPPE visory Board of the project, will nabas' Home by the Seniors, and to buy our poor family a Christbe on hand? to help set up the they have adopted, as have the mas dinner;*' Freshman chairmen Known For Outstanding crib. f | | other classes, a poor family. Kitty for the drive for their poor^family Quality In order to accomplish the de- Kelly and Pat Eisert are chairmen are Kay King and Maureen Jones. 'This, then, is the true spirit sired realistic effect, live | sheep of these activities. A hospitalized Pine at 38th St., Spencer PI. will also be added. An illusion of mother and son] are being helped of Christmas, the giving of one's PHONE 01-9287 three-dimension is aimed at by the Juniors with Pat McQuilleni self," stated Maureen. "In helpthrough the use of these life-size and Georgia Lackey ascertaining! ing the least of Christ's brethren figures and the live sheep. their needs. Mary Bacon, president | we are paying honor! to Christ Himself." " K 1



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