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Strains Drift From Theatre
Strains of "heavenly music" will now be heard, not from Mercyhurst's chapel but also from the region of the Little Theatre. On Wednesday, November 9, a jnew Wurlitzer organ was installed in the theatre for use at school programs. The new instrument is not only the latest addition to the school itself, but also to the music department. Plans are already underway for a recital to be given in the spring by music students specializing in organ playing. With its famous Wurlitzer reeds, an ultra high fidelity sound gsystem | and l a I wide range of organ voice, superb tune and clarity are assured.

DES Socie/yl Welcomes Four Seniors To Ranks
Delta Epsilon Sigma, national honor society, welcomes four Mercyhurst seniors to membership: Josephine Ciancaglini, Margaret Hirsch, Christine Haughton, and Roberta ,lmboden. Selected by a committee of the founding members? upon recommendation of the faculty, these seniors were selected for their outstanding scholarship and a capacity to make learning effective by bringing the principles of Catholic philosophy tofbear upon society's problems. They will receive the gold key and scroll of the society at a ceremony in the near future. Student Council president, Josephine Ciancaglini, is centering her studies on English, French, and dramatics. While not running the For being so patient with strug- "affairs of state," Josephine lends gling mankind. a helping hand to the Sodality and For leaders who are willing to YCS. I !•• strive for peace at Geneva Sociology m a j o r , Margaret For a faculty that is willing to Hirsch, holds a national office in work with our shortcomings For parents who are understand- NFCCS. Between business trips to Washington, Margaret is a Great ing §| I And, above all, for the oppor- Books fan as well as a leader in tunity to receive a college edu- the International Relations group. cation. Christine Haughton, a Latin major,| is head of the Student Board of | Discipline. Chris models her government on the Roman idea of a strong central government, with many monitors. Roberta Imboden, an English major, is president of the French Club. Writing for the Merciad and Praeterlta are her chief extraNovember 22, 1955 curricular activities, as well as PA. directing a cell in YCS.

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Formal presentation of Mercyhurst students to Archbishop John Mark Gannon will highlight the second! Archbishop's Day, December 1. The students will be introduce! individuallv|to the Archbishop by the respective class presidents, Pat Murphy, Julia KelJy, Mary Rachel Shine, and Mary Frances Linninger. A program in his honor will them be presented in tho Little Theater. To open it, the Glee Club will sing the traditional welcome and "Halls of Ivy," with vocal solos by Sheila Flynn and Patti Corrigan. Members of the Dramatic Society will,present a one act play, "Overfthe Tea Cups," under the direction of Miss Helen Kelly. Pat Maley, Jean Heavey, Pat Murphy, and AnngMcGlnnis will take part in the comedy. Immediately following the program, benediction for the entire student body will be given? in Christ the King Chapel. A formal dinner will be served in the state dining room for Archbishop! Gannon and the members of the Senior Class.

Revised Catalog ^Christmas Party Reinstated Alters ourses As Ftosh Yuletide Activity
Revision and publication of the college catalogue has been completed. Changes have been made in the field of business, philosophy, language requirements, and graduation credits. Business students will now have a chance for more liberal arts subjects. History isjjjto be required in freshman year and three credits of any liberal arts subject is optional in the J remaining jjthree years. Philosophy courses | have been extended to include a } study of theodicy and two reading seminars. Language requiremnts for liberal arts majors l h a v e been changed to read that while in college the candidate for an A. B. degree must take twelve semesters hours of a modern language. Honors for graduation have been altered to a 2.5, 2.7 or 2.9 credit ratio for the respective honors. Revision of the catalogue was made to bring Mercyhurst closer to the I ideal of a liberal arts 1 college. Reviving an old Mercyhurst tradition, the freshman class will hold the annual Christmas party, December 16. Last year this party was eliminated from the Christmas agenda for various reasons. But after weighing the pros and cons during the year, the administration and student council have decided <to reinstate

Frances omer Agam Performs AtMereyhurst

Paying Mercyhurst a return it. J 1i ! 1I I M I I Ivisit, dramatist Frances Homer I | Patricia | | Marini and Gerry will f appear in the Little Theatre Smith, oh airmen of the decora- at 8:00 P. M. on December 7. ting committee, have revealed the Her program, "American Women" theme to be "Toyland." Redfand is a portrayal of the colonial § white decorations will dominate struggle |for liberty. i the scene, along with the usual With the use of period costumes makings of a Santa's toyland. and her own scripts, Miss Homer Entertainmentiwill be in keep- will bring to life historical women l i n g with thev theme,* according to who helped make America what it After serving many years as Jane McKenna and Martha Calis today. Such personalities as altar boy at Mercyhurst, Rev. vert£ | Abigail Adams and Peggy Arnold, John Hagerty will return on DeGeneral chairmen ofithe entire wife! of the Revolutionary War cember 8 as guest speaker. The affair, Mary |Frances Linninger occasion is the annual Commun- and Marge Walach, say that until traitor, will j be included in these dramatic sketches. ion Breakfast for the Sodality. December 16, the rest of the plans m Father Hagerty, who was or- for the party would remain a Acting since*the age of fifteen, dained last spring, is now teachMiss Homer's experiences J include "deep, dark!secret." W: ing! English at Cathedral Prep Others committee chairmen are: leading roles in Tarfcington's while serving as assistant at St. | refreshments, Eleanor Cavanaugh "Penrod," and O'Neil's "Beyond James "Parish. His talk to the and Marilyn Callahan; invitations, the Horizon." In recent years she Sodalists will be|on "Mary, Our has toured the United States, CanJoy Mader and Darlene Friedman; Queen." | ada, England, andfFrance. 3 gifts, Elaine Schwab. Also featured! onf the fprogram will be a dramatic presentation of "Trimmin's on the Rosary." Sheila Flynn will sing "The Rosary."

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Graduate Of *54 Relates European Experiences
"I can honestly say that this experience has changed my whole outlook »on life." '* $ These emphatic words closed an interview with Miss Marlene de Mattia, 1954 Mercyhurst graduate, who recently spent several months working in Italy. Prom her headquarters in Rome, Marlene directed the United States Escapee Program in Italy for the National Catholic Welfare* Conference. f In her dealings with over five thousand escapees, Marlene came to the stark realization that America's problems are very small compared to those of the countries whose people have been torn from their homes and families—who have suffered the evils and tortures I of Communist domination. Marlene's purpose now is to make Americans see the need for helping these people. She was appalled at the factJ that during|the time she was there, only about six families were aided by the United States. She will begin her project by opening a refugee program for NCWC in Rochester, her home town. Marlene lived with Mary Lou Scalise, also a '54 graduate, who studied ^fashion in Rome. When they weren't working, they would sometimes spend a weekend on Capri which they could describe only as "fabulous." During vacations they toured Europe, spending some time on the Italian and French Rivieras. They were greatly impressed by the friendliness and generosity of the Italians, and, having lived in such close contact Vwith the people, agreed that this is the only way to really know and understand them. Though Italy is financially poor, its | people J have great wealth! of kindness, love and true culture. Someday, Marlene and Mary-Lou hope to return for a much longer stay in this wonderful country which, to them, is "out of!this

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Puritans founded it, Sarah Hale \fought for it, \ Lincoln proclaimed it, Americans destroy it! Thanksgiving Day was first celebrated in a spirit of cooperation and charity. Emphasis was not so much on feasting as on prayer. People realized their debt to God, and together sought to pay it.{ Following times of peril, the government set aside special days of praise and thanksgiving.! The custom became widespread and Qnurches began accepting it. /Realizing its worth to self and nation, S#rah Josepha Hale fought for thirty years th^t Thanksgiving be officially recognizedPresident Lincoln, in 1863, proclaimed it a national holiday—to be set aside in order to th^nk$ God for Hisfinnu mmerable blessings. Somewhere Americans lost the meaning of Thanksgiving Day. They no longer unite in praising God. Thanksgiving is centered ab$utfthe dining table and oneself. Gone is the spirit of unity among neighbor, gone is th^ spirit of Christian Charity. Are we too under this influence of this materialistic attitude, or have we retained the ideals of our forefathers? If so, we shall join, with fthe priest in a fervent "Deo grftiias" on Thanksgiving morning.

Crooners, Not Diplomats
If "Music hath charm to sooth the savage beast," me thinks the Pied Pipers of 1 politics should take a hint from the Elementary Ed department and equip themselves with flu top hones. Most of the world seems to be way off-key. What's popular on the diplomatic Hit Parade? I f ; 4 Ike's bid for Hit of the week seems to be either "Coax Me a Little Bit" or "Maybe I Will andfcMaybe I Won't." He says he stilllhasn't decided whether he will run again, nor whom he would likejto succeed him. His announcement will come in the spring. The longer he delays the longer he can keep tight control of his party and therefore have a better chance of getting his legislative program through Congress. Pretty cool playing. If "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" along the Gaza strip it's most like- threat of the Arab-Israeli war, ly gun smoke. Both the Arabs and and 2. the fear that the West might agree to coexistence. Oh Israeli's had reinforcements rushed to the border since the out- yes, life is great on the "Sunnyside of the Street." '^l break of several incidents. In the past week eleven have been killed, FREE twenty-two captured and three wounded. The tension is mounting increasingly, especially since "The Lady in Red" has been sending low-cost artiUery to Egypt. Foreign Free—$1,000 to everyone who Minister Sharett warned the three comes to front hall tomorrow big powers that if they fail! to morning at 7:00! guarantee peace, Israel will wage If such a ^proposition were ever a preventive war. Unchecked ship- offered, I wonder how many would ment of Soviet-bloc arms to the show up to collectfthe free gift? Middle West heightens the peril Just about everyone? of an eventual Arab war against Yet everyday of the year free Israel. The U. S. will send only gifts far greater than any amount limited aid to Israel. It is feared of money are given laway right that the Communists* may also here under our roof. How many give arms to Israeli. Communist come to collect I them: Not i a very influence in the Middle East is large percentage of the student ever mounting. Careful! Those body. What gift could be greater "Hands Across the Border" have than money? Grace, an abundance knives in them! of grace, received at daily Mass. "Seems to Me I've Heard That How many of us snub our noses Song Before." Once again the at God each day when we turn world leaders§ have met fullj of over again for fifteen minutes spirit and "prepared to make suf- more sleep? We are responsible for ficient concessions" (s-u-u-re you all the opportunities afforded jus. do.) They are now in the midst $ Are we ready to face Gocftamorof a dragging deadlock on German gj row and proudly teU Him we didn't unification. Experts say it may particularly care to spend much take ten| years. Germany is par- time with Him, couldn't be botherticularly alarmed because of: | l . ed taking part in the Great Sacrithe danger that the conference fice with Him more than once a may be diverted to the growings week?

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Give the best . .%. to IRB's new member, Villa Maria College. Co-operation is a thing of the past for the college council. Yes, "trioperation" has replaced it. This union of three Catholic colleges has, we feel, great religious, social, and academic possibilities. \ Erie, like most cities, needs strong, active r Catholic leaders, the type that should^be found in such a group as the IRB. I With an exchange of ideas and help, petty jealousies can be stopped before they lead to strained feelings. Further, the spirit of friendliness will lead to a greater interest and respect for Catholic education. It's a sure thing! Bet on the Intercollegiate Re'ations Board to achieve results founded on a triumvirate of ideas.

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Your Editors Congratulate • . . The contributors and editors of "Ideas" for their excellent! paper. Marge Russell and the senior class for winning the NFCCS crown. \ Thelseniors who j are recognized for their scholastic achievement and admitted to Delta Epsilon Sigma| Sr. Mary Charles for earning the title of Doctor I of Philosophy and for receiving the honor of living at McAuley Hall. Your Editors Commend . . .* f Those students who participated in the fine panels Muring American Education

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Stores are doing it. jfAre we? Preparing for Christmas, that is. Late hours are being announced by the local merchants- Already decorations are making their appearance. Christmas gifts are on display. Plans for the Santa Claus parade are being revealed. Soon, corner Santa Claus's will be a dime a dozen. All this indicates that the commercial side of Christmas is all too well taken care of. But what about the other side of this preparation for Christmas, the spiritual side?Where are our spiritual decorations? What special plans have we made for Advent? Advent is a joyous time, a time of awaiting the Christ child and preparing for His joyful arrival in our hearts. Why not

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Here today, gone tomorrow! Tradition cannot be this way. And thus it is with the Christmas Party. A tradition for many, many years, the Christmas party was called off last year because the authorities felt that it had gone out of bounds. After prudent consideration on the part of the administration and the student council, the freshmen have been given the privilege of entertaining the student body once again.

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Mefcyhurst College, Erie, Pa. J Member of I k PRESS AssociateiCollegiate Press Editor Carol Kelly Associate jEditor Judy Roseberry Assistant Editors K a y King, Betsy Schnatter Business Editor jU ll—&~ Helen Kennedy Editorial Staff Martha McNulty, Jean Heavey, Bobbie Imboden, Mary McCarthy, Beverly Buerkle, Ann McGinnis, Noel Jaeger, Joan Csernyicky, Barbara Jacubowski, Mary Drees, Del Dwyer, Lucille Turner, Liz Tatu. Business Staff Lorraine Enright, Joan Clancy, Betty Schwind, Barbara Cavanaugh, Beth Coleman. B. J. Bisgrove. f

When an organization becomes top-heavy its efficiency is reduced. This is exactly the state of our Student Council at the present time. To make matters worse, new clubs are asking for admittance. This poses the question, "Shall we accept their membership! or is it time to limit representation? Many feel that the latter is true so a solution has been proposed. What would such a reduction involve? Simply, the elimination of club representatives on the council itself. The membership would then comprise the major officers^ the| NFCCS and NBA By Ann McGinnis delegates, and! the class representatives. However, there would "Just one more daylto vacation. synonym for "out to lunch." "He doesn't be no danger of ignoring the Then back to civilization . know whether to wind his watch or take clubs as the change calls for the ' With Turkey Day just around the pro- , a walk." Implaln language, he's just "not creation of the office of second verbial comer, Hurst girls are anxious to/ with it," being a real cube. (A square in Vice-President who would co- get to their homes to tell all that's hap-Jj three dimension.) | ordinate and represent the fclubs pened since leaving in September. Not We're really impressed this year with at the Council meetings. only will they tell of Mercyhurst happenthe fine and fast service in the dining four Student Council, as it ings, but of multi other colleges as well. room. Sister Geraldine and all the kitchen now exists, is much too large in staff deserve to be complimented. it's interesting to note that Mercyhurst comparison to the size of the We've been reading Doug Kingston's belles dames have spread their charms on school. CoUeges with registration "Bit of College Life" since its appearence no less than fourteen other campuses this in the thousands operate with a faU. in the GK. Doug merits a lot of credit for • H ^ C twelve qr fourteen member stuhis column—it has an excellent style and In case you're one of the smaU minority it's different | too from the usual GK dent council, for example, the University of Notre Dame and who hasn't seen "Rebel Without A Cause," feature. f the University of Minnesota. take the advice of the other three-fourths FLASH! Forger in senior class! | of the school and J don't miss it. It really j^ Why, then, should Mercyhurst The entire student body was more than brings across the old sociological chestnut ; with 250 students, have a twentyslightly amused a couple of weeks ago, by of delinquent parents.! eight member council? the account of Flash Imboden's frauduFollowing this serious train, we might We think not. Further, its lent activities. Seems Bobbie needed a efficiency ^yould be increased and re-echo the thoughts of all (high churchquick signature on her class} card J and it would make for a more active men concerning Princess Margaret's famed thus took the easy way out. Far from bestudent body because l committee decision. They .believe the story-book ing a handwriting expert, Bobbie got into membership would *;'entail the romance without the story nbook ending, a bit of trouble with the administration, v. 1 participation of non-:C$uncll stu- was happy, after all. and spent an entire morning traipsing dents. Howl about it? is this the u There's a new addition to Mercyhurst the streets of Erie sleuthing for Doctor Relihan. T ] jargon. Heard around the hall lately is a time for a change? !% \ 1

The Administration for their work in revising the catalogue. Helen Kennedy for her 'miserly management of | the Merciad money. | ? i f The home ec. jstudents for their professional appearance on TV. | k J Your Editors Recommend . . . That special times be set up*for getting the evening mailAgain, that a weekly schedule of events be posted. i * That the students order the Christmas cards on display in college hall. ? That, for the health and safety of the members of the senior class, a tunnel be dug between McAuley Hall and the college. Your Editors Thank . . . | Mr.| Anthony Yokawanis for the TV set given to the seniors.' Mother Borgia for purchasing the organ for the Little Theatre. $r Sr. M. Regina for her wonderful work as Chief Note Writer- Thank you and farewell! Your Editors Predict . . . That, considering the talents of thejfreshmen,. this year's Christmas party should be a finelrevival of an old tradition. t

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Hurst Cheerers Make '55 Debut
As the basketball season bounces in, Mercyhurst cheerleaders are reviving dormant muscles and whipping Sup 'new enthusiasm. Sparking Gannon on against Canisius at the homecoming game on December 1, will be Betty Jean Bisgrove, senior; Patricia Klein and Ina Smith, juniors; and5Lucille Turner and Maureen Kossler; sophomores. Gannon representatives on the squad are Gene Krescenski and Bill Bryan, sophomores; and Ron Casey and Chuck Nies, freshmen. Gannon is once again providing new uniforms for the girls. This year they will) wear white-wool sweaters with gold megaphones and maroon fitted skirts with inverted pleats. In contrast, the boys' uniforms are made up of white trousers and maroon sweaters.

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . NFCCS queen, MARGE RUSSELL, or the seniors finally made it . . . less noise in the halls after study . . . quarterly exams and freshman jitters . . . MARCIE CALVERT, MARY FRANCES LYMPH and NAN STUBLER'S week-end! at Penn State . . . Bobbie Imboden, forgery* expert—"But you should have seen the "r"; it was perfect!" . . . mouse traps a must for every room . . . rabbit's foot in room 24, ori ANNIE Miller's good lucki. . . PATSY KLEIN; traveling to Ft. Meade for Thanksgiving vacation.
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MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . dinner parties in McAuley Tea Room . . . MARY ELLEN McGOVERN'S huge box of candy . . . NFCCS dance and terrific blind dates . . . STEFFIE'S intensive study of the "tall, blonde race" . .?£ POLLY BRESNAN'S nightly phone calls'. . | . MARY ANN CASTORA'S fire . . . "Did you mind?" . . . junior seminar discussion—'Where is heaven? s

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Stern, straight and all-knowing; overbearing but gentle; aloof, yet interested; these paradoxes characterize the "eyes and ears" of Mercyhurst—the lounge cat. Originally a gift from the administration, the Mercyhurst lounge cat has been sitting back for years, seeing with her sightless eyes, listening with deaf ears. She has never expressed an opinion;!never told a secret; but she listens, listens always. At 6:45 she is awakened by the rustle of habits as the nuns make their way through the lounge to their morning prayers. Immediately after breakfast she assumes the j reserve that admits her to all conversations. How interesting it must be to trace the fickle females' date life for four years. Or better yet, to hear Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, opinions of friends or'- enemies, recently seen at the Erie Playas the same person^ is discussed house, is too obviously improbable, from various aspects. And then impossible, and impractical| a she canfhear the girls themselves character to bother to condemn. telling their side of the story— Here is a bigamist, father of how many misunderstandings the lounge cat could unravel! Isn't it seventeen children, eight by one strange that we, reasonable hu- wife and nine by the other, who mans, have less wisdom than the escapes suspicion for twenty years. cat that just sits and listens, Mr. Pennypacker doesn't even make an effort to change his listens always. name nor to hide the fact of his How valuable she would be if spending alternate months in Wilshe could talk! Think & of all the mington, and then in Philadelphia. Mercyhurst night prowlers that would be forced to stay fin their Defies convention rooms. Peanut butter and stolen Priding himself a "freethinker," bread parties would be a thing of he has almost made it a rule of the past! Imagine alii the times life to defy convention, shock sothat this silent observer has seen ciety, and defend what he calls, the aforementioned reasonable the "principle" of the matter. The people jump behind the couches apparently ridiculousness of this at the sound of rosary beads character made for some good approaching. She is ever | under- laughter while at the same time standing, yet a little disdainful underhandedly throwing a dig at as she listens, listens always! so called revolutionaries, rebels, Could she have reason to feel reformers—the saviours of the superior? She is an established world from the despotic dictatormember |of our academic com- ship of morals and convention. munity^ through duration offpre- But to quote The Sign's review sence, if not through degree. Her of the Broadway production of this looks says, "I'm better | off than play: "Chalk up for playwright you, for I'm not expected fto be (Liam) O'Brien a clever expose doing anything^ else." And so she of those carousel-minded idealgoes on listening, listening always. ists who confused defiance with progress and eccentricity with distinction."

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Illuminating the dancing couples at the NFCCS Charity Ball, the harvest moon shone brightly at Gannon Commons, Saturday, November 5, from nine to one o'clock. Money collected from the | sale of dance tickets, corsages, refreshments, and the tickets on the hundred dollar savings bond, sold by all the classes, will be divided between the College and University Relief Administration and scholarships for foreign students. Having sold the most chances per capita, thef Seniors saw their candidate for queen, Marge Russell, crowned at intermission by Rita Walters, general chairman of the dance. The winner of the savings bond was Right Reverend Monsignor Murphy of Sharon, Pa. Nearly one thousand dollars was netted| through cooperation and competition f of all the classes. Closely following the Seniors were the Juniors, then the Sophomores, and lastly the Freshmen. Although placing last, the! Freshmen collected nearly three times the amounts collected by any previous freshman class—nearly $220. In all,' the dance was a huge success.

MERCYHURST GIRI5 ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . BETH COLEMAN'S bouncing checks . . . the new addition to the Little Theater— a Wurlitzer organ . . . HELENA and LIZ'S trip to Corning . . . BARB COOLE sterilizing^ Cathy . . . MARY; KAY and DUSTY'S triple, or are therelmore volleyballs on the pipes . . . panels during American Education Week . . . decreasing number of freshmen appearing before student board . . . lecturer, Constantine Boldyreff. * MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT \ . . . MAGGIE HIRSCH, the Hurst's happy wanderer . . . JO IMHOF % receiving mail addressed to "Mercyhearse College" . . . New Year's Eve plans . . . student directory posted by the elevator . . . the success of student proctoring . . . BEV BUERKLE finally starting to practice j teach . . . DEANA DEMPSEY'S cute new haircut . . . junior TV stars and MARGE MACK'S i experience with "silent movies . . . Joe-from-home "finally (, coming from home . . . trips over Thanksgiving vacation . . . ' T TV at McAuley Hall. M MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . hopeful plans for European trips . . . dramatic students floating, flying, and molding . . . JO HUGGLER'S fabulous new date bureau . . . prevalence of "footin-mouth disease" . . . seniors getting out hip boots for the trip across the field . . . democratic victory in Erie elections . . . vacation and turkey-day at last!

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As of now I'd rather see one, because I've observed so many people trying to be one. Oh, don't worry; these are perfectly normal people. They fly, mold, radiate and, in devious ways, ignore the law of gravity. Down on the floor dusting the molding, they are beauty. Doing the two-step while slipping through the mud on back campus, they are gracefulness. Conscientious students, they spend hours pondering the problem of hands that won't float, feet that won't fly and* motors that won't motivate.) These are not psychopathic students. Theyjare budding actresses who realize that our "too solid flesh" must become an instrument

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Students Serve Red Cross Unit
A #\S C*%4-Arl«»ir%re C I I U© I L a III i S During peace and war, the Red Cross is ready to serve the suffering and afflicted. Such is the prime object of the intercollegiate* unit |composed of Mercyhurst, Gannon, Villa Maria, and Edinboro which entertains at the various hospitals and homes. Edinboro was the site of the first meeting held November 10. Election of officers reveal Dave Kings ley of Gannon as president and three Hurst students in various capacities. | Secretarial and chairmanship duties will be carried out by Kay Canada, while Mary Jane Hagedish will report the units' activities to the Red Cross Office as Publicity Chairman. Entertainment chairman for the Mercyhurst group is Ruth Friel who has charge of the program for the Soldiers and Sailors Home and St. Mary's Home. The entertainment search is on for these and other projects. On alternate weeks, Mercyhurst i will visit the Vet's Hospital. It's stressed that students needn't belong to the unit to join in this activity.

i Seven gongs strike the early morning hour while four hundred eight eyes in the chapel are Waterlooed by drowsiness, the Lord Weilington of the early morning. Little do owners of the eyes dream that around the corner lurk ghosts of the Roman catacombs, medieval France, and a- very concrete part of modern Europe. All this is at Mercyhurst? Not all of antiquity is stored in the city museum in the form of Egyptian mummies. What is around the corner of the sleep-eat-study routine where this escape from drowsiness is to be found? The Queen's Chapel! Upon entering this Gothic chapel, aU of the thirteenth century quietly thunders! down Iupon one. A step further sends one in spirit back to the catacombs, for every Roman catacomb had a tablelike altar closely resembling the one found here. A glance at the crucifix jj upon the altar is a reminder of the deeper side of modern culture, for this tiny masterpiece was carved by the man who played Christ in the world-famous Passion Play staged'-; at Oberamimergau. The fleur-de-lis. signifying the Annunciation and later adopted |by the Kings of France as the national symbol, decorates all the walls. The back of the chapel, beneath the gigantic stained window of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, is eventually to become a Mausoleum £for the OWeH family, which;: dor*ated the Queen's chapel. J Seven gongs strike the early hour. The day is tomorrow. Pour hundred eight eyes are peering around the chapel corner, trying t6* get a glimpse of Mercyhurst s Roman Gothic Taj-Mahal. Realization creeps over them that a bit of romanticism may be found In every facet of life if time is taken from routine monotony to search for it.

Panels Inform On Education
Collegians at Mercyhurst joined with other students throughout the country in the observance of American Education Week, November 14-18. Through panel discussions at general assembly periods, the student body got a look at the history of education in America, the problems facing education today, and some of the solutions suggested. Then, 'being very practical minded, the last panel showed how the Mercyhurst girl carries her education out of the classroom into her daily living. Tuesday's panelists] were Martha McNulty, chairman; Marguerite McLaughlin, Elizabeth Schwind, and Joan Huggler. Patricia Murphy led Wednesday's talks, aided by Barbara Barnes, Ina Smith, and Christine Haughton. Discussion on Thursday was in charge of Margaret Hirsch, with Noel Jaeger, fJean Rocco, Sand Constance Renner as speakers. The practical applications was given | on Friday fby Josephine Ciancaglini, Rita Walter, Julia Kelly, and Jean Heavey.

A WORD OF CAUTION is given by Marilyn Genck to Barbara Cole as the salad gets a thrashing from Beth Coleman.

Curses On The Budget! Home Ec Plots Disguise
In that little corner of the world known as the Mercyhurst Home Management House, economy is the key word; budget is the curse. Disguise has become the tool of the good economist. Weekly dinner guests invade Mercyhurst 'looking for a treat. Though planned weeks in advance, it takes! a combination of ingenuity wand practicality to bring off a successful *meal. How many guests know that the reason for jfthe soft candlelight is not sentiment but the fact thatlthe meat cost too much. Got to conserve somewhere! Arthur Godfrey may not realize it and neither may Lipton, but ingenius home makers have found that tea bag tolbe goodffor two Dec. 1 Canisius cups of I tea. Dec. 7 Washington and JefferNew Methods Devised son. Barbara} Cavanaugh and the Dec. 17 Marietta College. electric oven have collaborated on Jan 15 Sampson Air Force a new way to bake meatloaf. It Base. /• comes out designed to please the Jan. 19 Edinboro. two tastes, for it's rare on the inJan. 28 Buffalo State. side and well done outside. Jan. 31 Steubenville You just can't trust a cookbook! Just because it says to cook something one hour, doesn't say it will be done in that length ofr time. C'est la vie! IAdjustment to Home! Management life isn't always easy. "Why won't the baby follow theischedule?" hasibecome the perplexing ERIE'S BEST MILK problem of Barbara Coole. Behind three hours now, she's figured it will take her the semester to catch 3005 Pine Avenue up. *M | Food Upsetting? f J | When a cook eats her own food, look out. That Beth Colemanf had trouble adjusting to just that was evidenced by her three days I sick leave—from an upset stomach.? Whose week is it to answer the phone? Such is the problem of Queen Marge Russell. Not so with Marilyn Genck, the epitome of efficiency, who takes everything in her? stride from"'not too firm lime pies to how to keep Katy, the baby, from putting both hands in the strained prunes at once. It's a hectic life, and the greatest!

Sports Plead Need Players
Volleyball's back and Mercyhurst's got fit! So it appears in freshman and sophomore classes. But Miss Garrison's anxieties are directed! towards the juniors and seniors. There're Just not enough of them to constitute exciting intramural competition. A team of juniors and seniors playing against the teams of freshmen I and sophomores would be the ideal volleyball situation. So far, intramural competition among classes has shown two wins for the sophomores. They defeated the frosh and won by forfeit from the upper classmen. Interaiurals Doubtful The potential game with the nurses of Saint Vincent's I which takes place next month, is looking mighty dim. The reason: the team of upperclassmenlis in need of members. In comparison, f was the intercollegiate game with Benrend Center. At the November 16 meeting, captains were elected for the teams which was composed of eleven sophomores and only one Junior. Speaking of recruiting sport enthusiasts, the Monday| afternoon swimming sessions are for everyone. If you haven't joined as yet, it might be refreshing to get in the swim. Badminton Preview There's badminton in the air! Though the season is months away, a small preview is in the qffing. Single and double tournaments will be played with a trophy Jn the "wings" for the? badminton champs. It's open to all students, so dust off your shuttlecocks, girls, and practice! BadIftintpn time is now here..
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Department Bulletins Show Trips, Projects, Speakers
In conjunction with the YCS, the ENGLISH and BUSINESS Departments published the first issj^of IDEAS. This paper is designed to be the literary voice of the stud&rtts. It is made up of the interests and ideas of the students' lives. Its editors stressed that this is to be an outlett of expression for all the students. Continuing t h e i r policy of learning sociology from the field of experience, the SOCI Department has another field trip on the agenda for December. This trip will be to Parma dale, in Cleveland, Ohio. On this trip they wil o b s e r v e the "cottage plan" method of placing underprivileged children. In the past the students have visited the Erie Day Nursery and the Erie County Infirmary. These trips enable the future social workers to supplement what they have learned from their textbooks.
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T h e ENGLISH Department featured Mrs. Daniel Skala, an English teacher, at the recent meeting, on the faculty of Lawrence Park, Mrs. Skala is the foster mother of the school's exchange students. It was her privilege to visit "her children" in Europe this sumer. With the aid of slides, she showed the members her trip which included Scotland, England, France, Italy, Germany, and Turkey. ^
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The HOME EC. Department, for its annual community project, has chosen to make stuffed animals for the children in the various orphanages and hospitals.
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To keep the students informed on what is going on in the news world, the HISTORY ^Department Is posting articles of news of general interest onjtheir "Current News" bulletin board. The E L E M E N T A R Y Department is practicing their teaching techniques at St. Luke's Grade School. At the last Elementary Ed. Club meeting, Mrs. Moran spoke on her work with retarded children.

Mr. Robertf Hawthorne of the American Greeting Card Company of Cleveland was the ART Department's guest speaker. Mr. Hawthorne demonstrated how the greeting card originates. It was emphasized that there is always an opening for greeting card 6 illustrators.! The November meeting of£ the OGA on November 29 will feaV ture Mr. William James, representative of Allegheny Airlines, as guest speaker. He will discuss the opportunities of college - trained women in the field of Air Transportation. Another feature I of the meeting will besa short movie on Credit Unions, which, will complement the Business |pffanimation Class. I "'Z

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