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Vol. XXVII—No. 5
Child Counselor

MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PA.

February 3, 1956

Barrie Phantasy Opens; London Doctor Second Chance Offered To Speak
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"It's off to Winter Carnival we go!" exclaim the smiling weekend chairmen Marge Mack, Dorothea Morrell, Sheila Flynn.f and Marcia Meagher.

Ole Man Winter Consulted For Winter Carnival Forecast
"We're hoping for the usual things, a good report from old man weather, success of each evening's activities—everything? that adds up to a memorable weekend," comments Sheila'^ Flynn, * chairman, as Friday night festivities-begin. Winter Carnival! will open tonight with an old-fashioned sleigh ride at 7:30 ending at the "Winter Wonderland" of Mercyhurst auditorium for an informal dance. Don Haner will provide the music while the back campus will provide intermission diversion by way of a bonfire. Winter olympians will find skiing and sledding offered Saturday with song f ests and cards for the indoor-minded.^ With evening comes the highlight of the weekend in the dinner-dance to |be held at the^ Lawrence Hotel. The ^ "Reading and Sanity" will be Mardi Gras, the theme of this discussed by Prank J. Sheed in year's Sophonade, will begin at his February 6 lecture. Co-foundnine with Neil Charles' orchestra. er and president of the publishing At the dance the queen of the house of Sheed and Ward, he Carnival will be crowned. will speak to the student body on The weekend closes come Sun- Monday at 12:45 in the Little day with 10:00 mass followed by Theatre. J|J£§ brunch. Mr. Sheed ^prefers talking! to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday writing. He has, however, producchairmen are Marge Mack, Doro- ed several important I books on thea Morrell, and Marcia Meagher theology and other subjects. Perwhile | Mary Rachel Shine is in haps his best known is "Theology and! Sanity" which is used! as a charge of the Sophonade.||| textbook here at Mercy hurst and in over forty! other colleges. He has also done? numerous*translations, including I the onlyuEng-

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One of England's best-known psychologists, Dr. Vera Denty, will speak on the subject, "Psychological Aids to Study," on February 27 in the Little Theatre. Dr. Denty is a member of the British Psychological Association and the American Catholic Psychological I Association. H After finishing her training at London University, she worked in a home where there were youngsters who were unsatisfactory for placement in families. Her job was to help j these children, through personality tests and remedial coaching,ft to become fit for placement. Her next job was with a London* agency that provided: services for people throughout their lifetime. A big \part of this job was helping morally lax people to improve themselves and their hnmn XJHWfli^ffi^Wt^^^M Dr.jDenty's, work now includes consultingI child and adult J patients as well!: as lecturing many nights s a i week. She * also 8 writes j articles for the "Christian Democrat." \ I fi M^WM'^f^

The time is Midsummer night's eve, the occasion, a dinner party at a friend's home. As the evening progresses, he tells his company of a strange wood that will appear that night. To walk into it means the chance to live life over again. Such is the opportunity for the characters in James Barrie's "Dear Brutus" which will be presented FebruaryjlO and 11 at evening perF formances and 12 at a matinee. As previously announced, the cast is composed of Gannon Sand rels. Mr. Purdie, Jack Rimp, plays Mercyhurst students with Miss the great lover who cannot find Helen Kelly, directress of the understanding in his wife, Cathy Cruise, but in Joanna Trout playshow. ed by Pat Murphy. Lob played by Bob St ah ley is Lady Caroline is the affected the host, a strange old man. His girl who pronounces all r's as w's guests include Mr. and Mrs. Coade feeling this appeals to the chivenacted by Sheila Flynn and Ray alry in men. Her quarrel with Case. They are an elderly jcouple Matey, the butler and a petty seemingly happy with! their |un- thief, take on a new flight in the eventful lives. B ^ B H B S i ^ S r i U ' world j of second chance. Frank Fa bin and Pat Maley play these I Another t couple! with problems are the Dearths portrayed by Rosa roles. |£v Spillane and Pete Anderson. Their The last character is Margaret, unhappiness with each] other is the product of the dream world, marked by long and violent quar- played by Pat Carlile.

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Paints, easels, and smocks will be in order for the Art Workshop which will come 3 here February A three-day course consisting of fifteen hours, it will be directed toward prospective art teachers, both elementary and secondary. The latest ideas and trends in art education will be discussed. Mr. Henry C. ^Richmond, specialist in art education, is the representative of the American Artists' Color Works of New York City. | I I Dates for the workshop are February 16, 17 and 18.

"A penny for your thoughts" is feeling the effects of inflation. ThelMercyhurst motto is^now "A thousand pennies -f .for your efforts r J l f f?f \ I %%. 1 The student who sells*the most tickets will earn j 1000 pennies, as wiUf the girl who brings in J the most patrons. A night at the Playhouse willjbe the reward for the team} that turns in thet highest amount of ticket money. "Go for 91 1000! "lis the motto of the "Dear ^1t^"Did you sec my husband! queries Joanna Trout (Pat Murphy) /f as she interrupts; Matey |( Frank? Fabin) and Lady;* Caroline Brutus" ticket fcampaign, fas we :> Vam^ aimito fill 1000 seats in the Little r*^. (Pat Maley), . Theater. HBf'*ik& ife
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Alumnaeii Welcomes \Seniors, Plans "Aid'FundAStudentYTea
A tea, student aid, and a buffet supper are noted on the calendar of activities for Mercyhurst College Alumnae Chapters atjthe opening

Frat Announces Five Candidates
Sigma Phi Epsilon has been inaugurated on the Gannon campus. In conformity with fraternity tradition, the first social affair will be a formal dance which will be held the weekend of ij February

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The social committee has asked the Villa Maria and Mercyhurst papers to sponsor the publicity for thelelection of the fraternity queen. At Mercyhurst, twenty underclassmen were nominated and the finalists chosen on Tuesday, ^January 31. They are Val v'ean Mancini, Barbara Matts, Kay Auer, Eleanor Brosco, Doro; ' thea Morrell.^ 3? ^?

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,--;','.. Seniors;,will be welcomed into the College Alumnae Association February^,; following thefspring f 1 Executive Board; meeting oft the organization. | They | will fin&j- the informality ofNhe ^buffet supper an *** excellent lb waM» to & m e e t Frank Sheed President! Alice! Reeder Lockhart lish translation of "The?Confesof Pittsburgh, along withlpresi- § 1 Forfthe first time |in over two sions of |St. Augustine." '$• dentsfof theilocal chapters. flfgifj years, the Lake Erie Region of j« Erie's {chapter of theft Associa- the ^National Federation of The Sacred Congregation of tion! has Ireferredf plans for fthe Catholic College Students will Seminaries and Universities in formation oft a student aid fund hold its monthly council meeting Rome *has just authorized the Silence twill prevail] at Mercy- to aI committee for finaltdecision. at Mercyhurst on February 26. conferring of a doctorate of Sahurst the weekend of March 9, 10, Such a fundlwould be applicable The meeting, which will be precred Theology "honoris causa" and 11. These are the dates| set toward expenses -not included jin sided over by Regional President upon him. This is believed to be for (the college retreat given this scholarships, such as textbooks Julian Wright, of Niagara Unithe first time a layman has been year by Rev. Francis N. Wendell, and ^laboratory fees. versity,'is scheduled|for|l:30 p.m. offered this distinction. O. P. £ if jS gg H Pittsburgh willlbe the scene of NFCOS delegates will journey to Mr. Sheed has had no formal Father Wendell, editor of "The a tea February 11 to entertain theological training; he has Torch." is notably gknown as prospective students for Mercy- Mercyhurst!from Villa ;M aria and Gannon |Colleges in Erie; from learned! his theology by v reading author and retreat master in and hurst. Rosary Hill, D'Youville and Caniand talking. He has spent thirty around New York. He has preachsius Colleges in Buffalo; St. years with the Catholic Evidence ed two previous retreats at the Bonaventure College in Olean, Society of London which teaches "Hurst", the last in 1953. Sty*Hftat&y N. Y.; Nazareth College in Rounwatered theology to the man in Through these former appearchester, N. Y. and from Niagara the street with remarkable suc- ances, Father is'recognized both Sympathy is extended to Moncess. for his inspiring talks and sound signor Alfred Watson on the death University in Niagara Falls, N. Y. Mercyhurst hostesses for the Born in Australia in 1897, he advice. His conferences will high- of fhisf mother, Mi's. Catherine delegates will be Rita Walter, received his B.A. and L.L.D. from light the three-day interval of Watson. Cathy Cruise, and Noel Jaeger. prayer and meditation* the University of Sydney,
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During Lent are you a^'Grace-Gosh am Iholy" or a "Mary—What will please Him most ?" ' | I Grace looking pained pushes away her dessert with a dramatic gesture. She goes to Mass every single day and, everyone knows it! Mary is much more inconspicuous in her Lenten resolutions. J She limits her phone calls to five minutes, makes a real effort to get to Mass every day and uses her smile to lift others' burdens. Mary knows that, if she completely closes herself off from entertainment, she will become mean and cranky. So she limits her social life considerably during the Lenten season. j Meanwhile mournful Grace is sobbing the blues. She's bored with her cloistered life; she's losing weight and making every one else miserable. '. Mary works in opposition?to Grace, trying to talk cheerfully yet-charitably to those who are contaminated by Grace's self-pity germ. % We can be like Mary. Lent shouldn't mean forty days of misery to us, it can mean a period of happiness and peace of mind given to us when we try to do our best for One who loves us. He would wantfus to rejoice in our expressions * of love . . . our self-denials for His sake.

Just Promises
"Oh, Dad, this semester I swear That to study shall be my first care. This business of learning WiU show you I'm turning To a girl with a genius flair."

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Out of the recent educational hubbub the Ford Foundation emerged doing more to make teaching attractive than all fthe conferences and new! buildings. By its half billion dollar endowment to private colleges, universities, and hospitals, the; Foundation has* given proof that it recognizes the value of highei education ^ ^ and the need to support it. Mercyhurst was among the fortunate jrecipients of this great philanthroptogiveaway which saw $870,600 given to local hospitals and colleges. ;: The crux of the problem is that colleges are supposed to pay attractive salaries but are dependent for these^upon tuition and endowments. In most cases these dojnot cover such expenses. \ The Ford Foundation boosted the endowments so that colleges will |be fable to keep good ^teachers and attract more. While salaries*ain business and industry have soared, those in education have remained |low by comparison. Things are looking up, thanks

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Or should we say "Why don't you read," more Catholic ^literature ? There are countless magazines,;books andfpamphlets in the library and around school which will not only increase your knowledge of the Catholic religion which/is your life, but which will also enable you to defend your religion when doubts and questions arise Jin the minds of others. During February, Catholic Press Month, make a resolution to increase your Catholic reading for at least "Three Minutes a Day."

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Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. Member of **P§££^ Associate Collegiate Press Editor Carol Kelly Associate Editor . Judy Roseberry Assistant?; Editors Kay King, Betsy Schnatter Business Editor JL-- Helen Kennedy Editorial Staff —_ Mary Gene Pyne, Jean Heavey, Bobble 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. Blsgrove. %

By Ann McGinnis iKSfctt At Its past few meetings, Student Counagree with Gannon columnists who insist cil has been toying with the idea of setthat to be slandered sis 'terrible, but to be ting up a dorm council to settle the new ignored is worse. And Mercyhurst has cerproblems that have come with increased tainly been far from ignored by the Perry enrollment; for Instance, the present and Square institution, with two 'fraternity widely discussed problems concerning datsweethearts and a Cadet Colonel. 3B "No, Mom, there is nothing ing. amiss— Most of the girls feel that the school in The idea of selling one 'thousand tickets In the future, I promise you this: its policy "is not trusting, while the Deans for "Dear Brutus" is excellent. The sucNot a Juvenile act of Residence feel heavily their responsibilcess of a production can not be Judged Will belie the fact*' ity. Could the solution perhaps be to open only by its financial proceeds J but also That I am a well-balanced miss." one of the parlors on Friday and Saturday from the size of the audience. Too, the prizes to be offered are enticing ones. I H Dear sweetheart, I'm really con- nights where the girls could meet and say good-night to their dates? And, speaking of "Dear Brutus", it might trite. be added that at the assembly there were Prom now on each day I will write. many students who talked and carried on 'Hurst girls with an eye for current You know?! despise otherwise throughout the Dean's entire events were^very pleased/when Gannon's All these local guys, speech. This breach of etiquette was in ICG president Bob Cross announced that So I'll stay in and knit Friday such bad taste that it hardly seemed to the girls would be welcomed at their weeknight." : be an assembly of supposedly maturelcolly meetings. It seems to be another step "Roommate—this semester you'll forward in the improvement of relations lege women. UHraBU see between the two schools. The greatest improvement^ in me. In this same vein, we are inclined to A group of the school's intelligentia was I won't ever shirk discussing the casting of "Dear Brutus." My share of the work. Overheard—"Who's got the part of BrutAnd patient! to a saintly degree!" us?" ll£« Each semester we go through this on the new liturgical calendar in phase: "I'll be perfect the rest of my chapel. As of January 1, there have been some changes made in +^sL • i» I • days." ^ the Missal. Many octaves have Our sincere resolution Your Editors Congratulate . . . K been eliminated' and the Credo Ends in dissolution, Judy Roseberry and Pat Powers on their fine Butjthe atmosphere's nice while Is eliminated*from most week-day concert . . . ; Masses. it stays. i—Patricia Marini Pat McQuillen and George Druschel on their forthcoming wedding . . . The students who used their talents and FAURE'S FRANCE found their ways to the Dean's l i s t . . . Mary Ann Nash and Darcie Deckard who used their talents and found their ways to the altar . . . |K& t I "Hurry, hurry, hurry, step right up, ladies and gentlemen, get your Your Editors Commend . . . i seat for the most stupendous, colossal and gigantic freak jshow |in All the a r t ! students who contributed*to the years. For only the price of a news magazine, only a thin little quarter, new hall display . «. ^ f9 41 you can view the biggest, most uproarious sideshow in our little uniHome ecers for their fine job on TV . . 1 verse." "What do I mean? Did I hear that pretty little lady ask what Crotty's for cooking their way to the stuI meant? My lady, I mean the political scene!" dents' hearts . > . | | ^ § | | The French juggling act began when Faure tossed out the National Your Editors Recommend . . . j Assembly by appealing to a latent constitutional clause. The • hectic That students try sto make a thousand and tumbling has been going on ever since. sell a thousand ... . I Stealing the show with his pugAgain t h a t a weekly schedule of events be nacious, little dictator antics was posted . . . I j * |n Pierre, the rabble-rouser Poujade. That everyone start Lent out right by v patHe hit the midway when he reronizing the Catholic press . . . fused to pay his taxes. "I never That the bookstore carry a line of greeting do. I couldn't live iff I did." He cards . . . £ organlzed| the shopkeepers and Your Editors Welcome . . . | | Christ's Passion was a com- won 52 seats "in Parliament. The new cadets home fromithe field of batplete giving of Himself' to us. It All Poupadists running for oftle . . . j »S* I is only fitting that we should fice were required to take an oath gives ourselves to Him during the to follow his instructions ImpliAll new transfer students .'to the ranks of Passion Season. Mercyhurst girls . . . citly. What happens if they don't? 5 Your Editors B d Farewell . . . The bronze plaques he had put How can we give- ourselves to To Pat Marini who is taking up residence in Christ in a special way in Lent? over their mailboxes answers that Titusville . . . —"Beware the hangman!" He deThere are many small! things we can do for Him and! offer them creed that all must hand • over To Gladys Ferro who will be interning in Washington, D. C. . . . " to lighten the weight of His cross. their deputies' salaries to his "national treasury." We can join Christ at Mass As the fakirs, clowns, touts and daily, even on Saturday. We other performers gathered for the might get up five minutes: early first meeting of the new National to prepare ourselves for the great Assembly, the man with the monOpen Letter to All Club Presidents: Sacrifice. key wrench wasn't there, but his I am a student of Mercyhurst College majoring f:: We can go to class prepared to deputies, wearing red cocks crowin a specialized field. My interests are j centered the best of our ability and offer ing on their lapels, quickly got in my particular course, but I have interests in those fifty minutes to-Our & Lord. involved In the Assembly's first many other things. Since I'm attending a Liberal Maybe by spending an extra half dispute. Arts, college, I believe;"my education|in this field hour in preparation we can make When you put all the raving should* be broadened. At /present, my knowledge our gift to Christ more pleasing. and ranting together it seems to of current events, language and art trends, English, add up to a roaring, "down with and musicals considerably inadequate. ? The chapel is open to us all It has been my conception that the clubs at day long* I We could visit Christ everything and everybody." The Mercyhurst were established for two purposes: (1) every day and meditate on His only idea that is not negative is to correlate with classes in particular subjects and Passion or say the Stations on to recreate the States General. (2) to give the general student body a better idea our knees. By * this wer shall be Since this cannot be done legally, of the field, its different aspects and functions. aware daily of the significance of Poujade win do It on his own. He intends to summon the estates the season. Now comes my question. Why don't you post on j a vUlage, then * departmental, the agenda for your meetings on the bulletin board These are some of the positive and finally national level. This to let the student body know what can be expected ways iif which we can participate estate would record grievances, at the meetings. This way, if*a topic being dismore completely in the Passionj ilay them before Parliament. If cussed is of interest, it would be beneficial to atSeason. Let's not enter Lent with Parliament dared I to refuse contend the social part of the meeting. only a negative attitude '.'. . "I sideration, it might mean that I am behind our|club officers one hundred per won't do this, I won't go there, Parliament would be disposed of. cent. Here's to the building of better campus clubs etc.", but give ourselves to Christ Add to this a conglomeration of by increased attendance and Interest. as He gave Himself to us. communists, Socialists, and MRP's
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Editors Mailbox

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Annual Nears Home Stretch
As Friday afternoons become less interrupted and the familiar school photographer Is less often seen on campus with his camera flung | over his shoulder, one is aware of the fact that the picture schedule must be nearing completion. However, the syncopated rhythm of busy typewriters is heard as the midnight oil blazes in the rooms of the editorial staff. February deadlines must be met! A beaten path is worn from the engraver and printer to the publications house as the art staff crops, pastes, and plans division pages oriented to its chosen theme. But why all this bustling activity? The college yearbook, Praeterita, is on its sectional march to the press, and everyone is lending a helping hand—including Webster, Roget's Thesaurus, and an oft' seen Gannon crew"Please, just atsample/' pleads chef Bogart's irresistible'food.
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Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About
MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . Winter Carnival weekend H . Cadet Colonel CATHY CRUISE . . . CHARLOTTE TISDEL being "Rusched" . . . pinning of "Teke'f sweetheart, MARY LOU THEOBALD . . . life upon the wicked stage, or no semester vacation . . . visiting alumnae keeping us caught up on all the news . . . anticipation of PAT McQUiLLEN'S wedding—only a week away . . . MARY KAY GARVEY'S mystery man, or telephone voice traveling incognito. GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . sophomore dayhops' favorite diversion, pick-up-sticks . . . semester examination marks . . . PUSS HEHIR'S trip to Niagara - • . "Mardi Gras" queen:. . . MARKEY FOLEY'S engagement . . . panels on "The Greatest Drama" . . . JEAN CRISWELL'S daily phone calls and one for RACH from the University of Carolina . . . PAT MARINI'S remarks after exams, "If you can't beat 1 them, join them* ' MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ii ABOUT . . . the arrival of CAROL WANG from Formosa .v. . departure of cadet teachers and arrival of their replacements . . . recent senior Saturday night "party," or, "How long were we there—twenty years?" . . . DUBBY NATTLTS "Fort Knox" . . . absence of Mother Leona—get well soon—and the return of Mother De Sales . . . B. J. BISGROVE and BETSY SCHNATTER'S recently acquired pins. MERCYHURST G I R L S ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . KATHLEEN HALDER setting the date . . . JOAN HOTCHKISS' "Bo op-boo" . . . the fighting Irish—Polly and Joe . . . like big sister like little sister, or MARY ANN MCDOWELL'S incompleted term paper . . . MARY ANN CASTORA taking an aspirin and a six week r e s t . . . the weight around ANN KEELER'S neck. p> MERCYHURST G I R L S ARE TALKING ABOOT . . . "Dear Brutus" or "Make it a thousand!" . . . The Gannon men who came to the Soci meeting that wasn't . . . new fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Mercyhurst candidates for its queen . . . invasion of Kent State University by Mercyhurst . . . freshmen observing conversations and seniors giving them something to observe . . . the departure of GLADYS FERRO for Washington—good luck, Gladys . . . the beginning of a new semester.

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Crottys Kitchen Crew Now Preparing Repasts
His chef's mushroom hat tipped at a roguish angle, "Humphrey" alias Ernest Bogart, seems right at home over the blazing fires of the Mercyhurst pot and pan department. known to prove that he can play the role of cook | as well as the economist. I Always on the go, "Batch" shows a genius for being friendly and a genuine interest in Mercyhurst. He has expressed his desire {to set up a food I committee which will be in charge of uttering shrieks of delight and offering suggestions — complaints will be cheerfully rejected. I Under the watchful eyes of the kitchen queens, the newcomers were quick to learn that some pans are hung, some lie down, and some go wherever there's room. Asked to compare this kitchen with others, they both agreed that it is by far the cleanest seen in their travels. Commenting on the students, both shook with laughter as they marveled|over the he-man appetites. I g A sign of* good cooking, neither brings his lunch to work.

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Nothing from seasoning soup to chopping nuts is new to HumMercyhurst's Little Theater was phrey, who one might say was the scene of the senior recital of born with a stirring spoon instead Pat jj Powers and Judy Roseberry, of a sterling spoon in his mouth. on Sunday evening, January 15. When asked where he studied the The only two seniors studying culinary arts he abruptly replied piano, Pat and Judy presented! a that he learned them at his program of? varied classical num- father's? knee.* bers. Ina Smith I accompanied Pat's first selection on the organ. A St. Luke's parishioner, this Between Pat's and Judy's presen- connoisseur of kitchen concoctions tations, Natalie North entertain- has lived in Erie most of his life. ed the audience with a vocal se- His interests are now divided belection, "In My Garden," accom- tween Mercyhurst, the Gates Hopanied by Pat Fauls. tel and the Villa Motel of which he is the owner. Among the out-of-town guests who attended the recital were the His partner, Austin Batchelder, families of the pianists, Mr. and also of Crotty Brothers, hails Mrs. Charles Powers of Titusville, from Wenham, Mass. The smiling Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. manager takes care of all the buyRoseberry of Buffalo, New York. ing and planning and has been

Senior Pianist Present Recital

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ew Freshmen Cadet Changes Start Semesterl
Four new students have been added to the roster of the freshman class with the beginning of the 1956 semester. Wei Ling Chang and Carol Wang, a chemistry major, have arrived from far off Formosa. From Buffalo State Teachers' College is Kathleen Patterson, a .history major, and from Erie, Sally Fleckenstein, a major in sociology. With a semester of school behind them, four of Mercy hurst's cadet teachers have taken their places on the other side of the desk as they start their teaching careers. Mary Kay Garvey and Polly Bresnan have taken over classes at St. Luke's while Joan Holsinger and Mary Lou Little have journeyed to Kearsarge. Seven more girls, who taught during the past semester, are now in classes here at the college. Angela Moore and Nancy Plunket, of Pittsburgh taught at St. George's and\St. Luke's. Also at St. Luke's were Mercedes Goodwill of Oil City and Rosemary Weisen of Sharon. Martha £ Lally, Ssharpsville, taught.with the Sisters of St. Benedict in Sharon. Margaret Mary\ McGinty of Franklin and

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Joan Christopher of Youngstown are new cadet-students,

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Why McAuley' Hall ?
She was a debutante from Dublin. Rich, charming, beautiful, this young heiress could have had the world at her feet. Instead she chose to sit at the feet of the world; to care for its, sick* its poor, its unfortunate. Mother Mary Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of N Mercy in Eh e in 1831. Previous to that, Miss MoAuley organized a center in which young women might instruct the poor. The little society soon took on the spirit of a religious community. So, Miss McAuley and two assistants took vows in another convent and returned to their establishment to Inaugurate the religious life • of the Sisters of Mercy. The spirit of the order is the spirit of the foundress, selfsacrifice and sympathetic knowledge of the needs of ones fellowmen. She acquired these! traits from her father, who died when she was only two With the loss of her mother n i n e years later, she was adopted by nonCatholics who were antagonistic to her faith. They were not exceptions, since Mary Catherine was born into an Ireland that was forbidden by English penal laws to practice the Catholic religion. Her example wrought the; conversion of her foster-parents and inspired them Jto entrust jtheir : entire fortune to her at * their death. This seemed Ito be God's means for § the fulfillment of j her dreams of caring for land teaching the poor. l a 1843 Mother M. |Francis Warder established the firstiConvcnfc of Mercy in the United States in Pittsburgh. Pa. When Bishop Tobias : Mullen requested the Pittsburgh Community to send sisters for the booming oil center, Titusville. in 1870. the Sisters of Mercy of Erie and Cruwford Counties were-established. The Sisters of Mercy in | the UnitedtStates conduct 13 colleges, 129 high schools, and 338 elemen-

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"Mademoiselle** magazine | i s sponsoring a college fiction contest open to all women undergraduates under twenty-six years of age, enrolled in fa degreegranting college^ Five {hundred dollars J will be awarded the two winners, and those earning honorable mention may be lucky enough to have their stories bought at regular "Mademoiselle^ rates, If anyone has written a story which has appeared in undergraduate publications, ^but has Snot been published elsewhere, and if it is between 2,500 and 5.000 words in length, she may submit it or many entries as she likes. Fori further details, consult any

tary schools in addition to hospitals and? orphanages. j That the holy foundress of the Mary Lou Theobald and Patti Sisters of Mercy may some day Corrigan will reign for the rebe canonized is the hope of many mainder of 1956 as the Queens of throughout the world, j Expressive Hearts of Gannon's first two of the universal regard for Moth- fraternities. er McAuley are the words of Mary Lou, with eyes all aglow, Father Lord:" . | . the perman- received the TKB Sweetheart pin ency of her work and the deeds at the first annual Pounders Day she taught her Sisters to do are dance which was held at the Elks* her constant canonisation.*! Club, Saturdayf evening, January 21. The presentation was made by the president of TKE, T. L. O'Conner, who announced • Mary Lou's election during the month of December, Mary Lou graciously presided over the Founder's Day dance as she will reign over By leaps and bounds the Inter- alii TKE activities of\the coming collegiate Council of the Ameri- year. can Red Cross has «progressed Newly elected Delta Sig queen, since its formation. The Council Patti Corrigan. will be honored at has kept active and up-to-date on a St. Patrick's Day party on Bed Cross aid and activitiesVL March 17. Bob Rudolph, recently Now underway is the inaugura- elected president of the Delta Sig tion of a Safety Service program fraternity, will crown the queen which includes life saving and who will be i attended: by Ann first aid. Edinboro College has al- Keeler and Margaret Hirsch. It ready undertaken the project, and is only fitting that an Irish lass within| a |shortiperiod of time it such as^ Patti should be honored will be open to all Red Cross mem- on a proper day t. . J that of the bers. wearing!of the 1 s r e e n ^ H n B S 8 An orientation program was introduced at the regular meeting held last night at, Villa. It's object iisf: to keep the group informed concerning the Red Cros*. and to bring before the I eyes of the public the! fact that * entertaining is not the sole purpose of the organization. During the sum- R*''King of Hearts," a spirited and satirical farce is being staged at mer, various opportunities in Red the Playhouse. It is a sophisticatCross work will be' open J to all ed jcomedy which originally Iran interested 4 and 1 the I orientation for eight months on Broadway. 1 panels I will {explain the-different I Working on the sound It heory activities, flfj, IBMBTI M m ^ B B that ithe shortest L distance-, beP §3By the bj\ anyone adept at tween a comedy and a box-office singing,; playing cards, writing fortune is an abundance of clever letters,; or mere conversing is more lines. • Jean ?Kerr j a n d | Eleanor than welcome to accompany a Red Brooke have turned out a glib, Cross member*to |the Veteran's fast-moving piece Ithat successHospital on I Friday* nights J For fully conceals! its! sparse | content two hours you will be performing by giving the constant impression aVork of mercy, and at the}same of goingJ after something. | Striptime, -enjoying yourself immense- pedf ofJ its 4 consistently | bright dialogue, the work}boils down to a p fairly % conventional ^ triangle situation I which I is I solved & by standard j theater imathema tics .^gj I An egocentric comic strip artist t Richard JRisso) whose persona 1of j the 1 four MERCIAD J editors, itylis not only split but shredded, and get busy, for time's a wast in'! hires a whimsical young replace'Winners will be announced in the ment i t Richard I Heed It | to substiAugust issue of that I magazine. tute for him during the time he is Who knows, maybe a;winner will to belgaway jj on his honeymoon be I a I Mercy hurst 1 Mademoiselle! 1 with his adoring wife and lovely secretary £(Carol Lied tke>| In the l&rhose who consider j fifty dol- in ten-all before I this! trip begins, lars! nothing to sneeze fat jand the artist's studio is joined! by a who wish '< their jjwork to be j by- precocious f child j who 1 hast been lined | with their own clever non- adopted t by I the cartoonist. He is de-plumes might be "interested in laboring under the fantastic! nothe Kappa Gamma; Pi short story tion] thati hel is the one to|quiet contest. &£| flKv MmlM^ the f child's so-called I emotional difficulties.l While the artists is jjlt's purpose is |to encourage trying to straighten out the boy, more* potential contributors to the replacement is malting af line American Catholic literatureJ and for the secretary.J^&WUBHB | I B | though the theme need not be re-This may striie the! reader as ligious, it should reflect sound quite famihar in synopsis form, Catholic principle in some circum- but may not seem at all this way stance of Ufe^A maximum of in the theater! so ^successfully 3,500fwords .is allowed, and a sec- have the authors! camouflaged it ond prize of twenty-five dollars with I expertly | executedfipunch is being offered, I i 1 r lines.>$k %*mmWS'* r^mBBB£k

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Co-curricular clubs are beginning the Leap Year right by scheduling full and varied agenda for their February meetings.In the language department, the French club will be discussing the proposed French Week to be held in March, ideas for something new and different are in the offing.
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meeting, and slides from Japan shown by Nola Weingard's brother will provide educational entertainment. Suggestions for five one-act plays to be presented during Lent is the business,of the Dramatics Society. Dress rehearsal for "Dear Brutus" will immediately follow.
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English club members will benefit from Brie librarian Mary Annie e McCray's talk on the value of reading. Formerly of a New York City library. Miss McCray is a Mercy hurst graduate^

Discussing social; problems and projects will be the nature of the Sociology Seminar. Reports will also be made concerning the progress of projects undertaken this year.
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Miss Virginia Fleming is to be the guest of the Elementary Education Seminar on February 7. She is head of the handwriting department in Erie schools.

MERCIAD and Press Club writers will get an insight into the publication of a daily newspaper from Pat English, society editor of the Erie Times. Slides will be shown on the various steps in a lp, '* * * • £ A ceremony in which; the Art news story from the occurrence club members 3 will receive their of thefnews event until the time club pins wiU climax the February the paper reaches the street.

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fe^filt's "Eyes forward!** as Ross Pluto and Tom Briggs stand at §||Sattention before Gannon's ROTC Cadet Colonel Cathy Cruise.

Gannon ROTC Commissions CathyjCruise Cadet Colonel
£$S Renderings her first military salute on January 14* Cathy '| Cruise. Gannon's Cadet Colonel jof 1956 J was formally, initiated aa, honorary head of thefROTC b a t t a l i o n . I r a S H H H B B ^ & s §£ | g | j Dressed in|a tailored uniform consisting of white'flannel skirt and maroon flannel jacketjwith matching hat, Cathy headed the reception line where|she metjthe cadets |of 1 her battationfrand their dates,3e- I Burhenn's Pharmacy mg; awarded the military^courtesy Gainer SSth-SI, & Fine Ave. of a person of that rank* she will Spencer Place Store No. 3 be present at aU ROTC functions Is Erie* Penna, throughout* the year such as graduation^: commissioning exercises, parades and other social events. I Ca thy, aj sophomore; is an elementary education major. | Being talented in 'dramatics shei holds one of the roleain "Dear Brutus" and is an active, member of ,jthe Sodality and YCS.J BIJLA HARDW. 3Sth and Pino Ave Phone 0-7464 Erie, Pa.

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