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JEAN HEAVEY IS CROWNED May queen of Mercyhurst College by Beverly Buerkle, Sodality prefect. Attending is prefect of the Seminary Sodality, Donna Vogt. Following|her coronation, Jean and her court, the entire senior class which was attired iden tically in three shades of blue gowns with pink rosebud head pieces, were entertained for an hour with songs and dances. In her turn, Jean on behalf of the college, crowned our Blessed Lady Queen of May.

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With the arrival of June 25, the 8:25 bell will ring in the 30th annual summer session at Mercyhurst. *It will continue through August 3 and daily classes will last until 1:30 P.M. Something new has been added to this year's^ schedule. A workshop in school music for the teachers of the Erie diocese will be conducted by visiting professors. They will demonstrate! the techniques to be used with the new series of textbooks, "To God through Music." |Along with this feature attraction, courses inilanguage, philosophy, psychology, history, mathematics, science and education subjects are|being offered. Additional information] on the summer session is|now available in the Registrar's Office.

manager assisted by Anne Johnson who is also costume designer. The program 4s under the direction of Mary a Rachel Shine.' Barbara Jakubowski is handling sound and Cathy Cruise, lighting; Del Dwyer heads scenery; Sandi Tenace and Ann Bowman, makeup; taking care of props are Maureen Kossler and Mary Kay Donatelli, and Lois Whelan has charge of programs. Head of the usher committee is Mary \ Ann Buffomante. This farewell to the seniors will be concluded with the seniors launching the "little % ships of friendship" in the pond on front campus. IT'S A DATE! IA Picnic . June 10—2 p. m.| Cabin #1—Peninsula For members of Delta Sigma Omicron Games, Swimming, Food! No Charge Bring own S silverware! I

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W ffi V0 v # M v # f fl w i * w w * *0* m m w . * w _ Dr. Tibor Kerekes, .Professor of History at Georgetown University, will address the graduating class a t t h e i r Commencement exercises tomorrow evening, June 5, in Christ the King Chapel. Presentation of the] degrees will be made by his Excellency, the Most Reverend John Mark Gannon, Archbishop of Erie and Chancellor of Mercyhurst College. Also assisting in the ceremonies will be Reverend Daniel J. Martin, college chaplain, and Dr. Michael J. Relihan, Professor of Education. Liberal Arts $ £ | | $ Receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree will be Marilyn Abahazi, Erie, Pa.; Barbara Barnes, New Milford, Conn.; Roberta Bartkowiak, Dunkirk, N. Y.; Doris Bauer, Clarendon, Pa.; Elizabeth Jean ^Bisgrove, Auburn, N. Y.; Kathleen Canada, Titusville, Pa.; Josephine Ciancaglini, Hornell, N. Y.; Patricia Fridley, Kane, Pa.; Judith Gleason, Snyder, N. Y.; Mary] Christine J Haughton, Hornell, N. Y.; Margaret Hirsch, Erie, Pa.; Jean Heavey, Buffalo, N. Y.; Roberta Imboden, Blasdell, N. Y.; Patricias Maley, Syracuse, N. Y.; Mary McCarthy, Buffalo, N. Y.; Patricia Powers, Titusville, Pa.; Judith Roseberry, Eggertsville, N. Y.; Kathleen Smith,? Erie, j Pa.; Joan Szymanski, Erie, Pa.; Alyce* Weber, Erie, Pa. Commercial Education Bachelor of i Science in Commercial Education degrees will be conferred! upon Joan Clancy, St. Mary's^Pa.; Patricia McQuillen Drushel, JGirard, Pa.; Lorraine Enright, Syracuse, N. Y.; Helen Kennedy, Cheswick, Pa.; Jean Lee, Louisville, Ky.;£ Marty McNulty, Conneaut, | o . ; Patricia Murphy, Greenfield, Mass.; Dorothy Rudge, Youngstown, O. Elementary Education Receiving degrees t of Bachelor of Science in Elementary ^Education are Beverly Buerkle, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jean Bryson, Erie, Pa.; Mary Kathleen Cooper, Erie, Pa.; Carol Donovan, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Virginia Guy, Erie, *Pa.; Carol Kelly, Syracuse, N. Y.; Georgia Lackey, Ashtabula,* O.; Patricia Narby, Erie, Pa.; Phyllis Narby, Erie, Pa.; Millicent Yokawanis, Ashtabula, o. f # HomelEconomics Recipients of \ Bachelor of Science degrees in Home Economics Delegates from various campus De ieeates from various camp organizations will be {attending conventions I n [e states olHNew York,! Ohio, and Illinois throughout the course off the summer. Julia Kelly will spend a three day sojourn at the Hotel Cleveland from August 25-27,1 where the Student Government Presidents' Conference is being held. "Student Government on Trial" is the theme of the discussions on government theory and methods. Cleveland Convention City Checking into the Hotel Cleveland on August 28 to September 1, Bunny Walter and Margie Walach will represent Mercyhurst\at the 13 th National} Congress of the National Federation of Catholic C o l l e g e Students. Commission panels and workshops will be conducted on a national level, and the annual election of national officers will take place. Chicago Also Popular Jean Heavey and Mary Kay Walsh will leave June 5 to spend five days at the YCS summer camp located 50 miles northwest of Chicago. National issues, a national handbook, and next year's theme will be the subjects under discussion. Guests from the Catholic! Family Movement and the Young Christian Workers will address the group. Joan Coyle, NSA Senior delegate will leave for Chicago University on August 21 to spend ten days a tithe National Student Association Congress. The agenda will center about "Student Leadership in American Education." Conventions Move East Traveling east for the Summer School of Catholic Action are Sodality Prefect, Mary I Bacon and Mistress of Candidates, Lucille Turner. From September 4-7, they will attend classes at the McAlpine Hotel in New York City. Among the more important courses of discussion are the Apostolate, the probation period, and mental prayer.

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SMILING FACES BETRAY a touch of nostalgia?-as a four year collection of stuffed animals, text books, and memories are packed away by Joan Clancy, Mary ^McCarthy and Barb Coole. iMary patiently waits for Joan to find a place for her mascot, so she can deposit a few articles from Apartment 2, while Barb wonders where all these things are going to be put at home.

Tibor Kerekes are Barbara Cavanaugh, Syracuse, N. Y.; Elizabeth Coleman, Kenmore, N. Y.; Barbara Coole, Galeton, Pa.; Marilyn Genck, Erie, Pa.; Mary Gene Pyne, Rimersburg, Pa.;| Carole Roberson, Erie, Pa.; Marjorie Russell, Niagara Falls, N. Y.

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"All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven/' With mingled feelings of joy and regret, the seniors take leave of their Alma Mater. We have had our "season" and are ready to depart through the great iron gates which welcomed us four years ago. But we do not "leave unchanged. Each leaves richly laden with gifts of\ inestimable value because we have been!led safely along the rocky road to know the true, the good and the beautiful. f \ Mercyhurst has deepened our consciousness of knowing, loving, and serving God; thus strengthening the concepts! of the true philosophy ofilife. \ Humbly, sincerely, and gratefully we bring our thanks to Mercyhurst and to all those who have poured its spirit into us. We are proud to be your daughters and it is our desire to live steadfastly by your principles. We realize truly that this is "astime to weep and a time to laugh." Vale and gratis!

For Your Spare Time
Summer presents an excellent time to get caught up o n | the reading-for-pleasure that has been neglected in favor of school books al 1 lwinter. The \ ideal | picture of the sun, It he hammock, a book and a glass of lemonade, Is very often lost In a round of summer jobs and beach parties. But there is usually still time to get caught up on reading. Among Jthe new books, the biography of Father Daniel J Lord, Played By Ear, is an excellent portraits of the life of one of the best-loved priests of our day. Other interesting biographies include Dark Symphony, by Elizabeth Adams, which deals with the life of a« Negro girl in our society; and Helen Keller: Sketch for a Portrait, by Van Wyck Brooks, is an inspiring book. For those whose taste runs toward the mysterious there is Dinner At Antoines, Pby Frances Parkington Keyes, Murder Takes the Veil, and the Father Brown Stories, by G. K. Chesterton, in !the historical vein, W i n s t o n Churchill's newest work, The Birth of Britain gives an accurate Insight into the found ng of the British Isles. The Tontine is the latest work of Thomas Costain, the author of the Silver Chalice. an ever-popular |historical novel. Two historical winners of the Pulitzer: Prize deal withjUhe Civil War: Andersonvilie, by MacKinley Kanter and A Stillness At Appomattox, by Bruce Calton. On the lighter side, Good Morning, Miss Dove, by Frances Pa ton, Grandfather Stories, toy Samuel Adams,} and Sincerely, Willis Wade, by John P. fMarquand, all furnish enjoyable reading material. * Anthology lovers will find books of the works of O. Henry, Odgen Nash, W. Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling high on the current list. For religious reading there is Father James Keller's Careers That Change the World, Bishop Sheen's The World's First Love and Thomas Morton's No Man Is An Island.

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j^fevo Mefcyhurst College, Erie, Pa. < m **^ *&* Member of I * s8 * Associated College Press ALL AMERICAN HONORS Editor !—-.* Carol KeUy Associate Editor Judy Roseberry Assistant Editors Kay King, Betsy Schnatter Business Editor Helen Kennedy Editorial Staff Martha (McNulty, Jean Heavey, Bobbie Imboden, Mary McCarthy, Beverly Buerkle, Ann McGinnis, Noel Jaeger, Joan Csernyicky, Barbara Jakubowski, Mary Drees, p, Del Dwyer, Lucille Turner, Lia Tatu. Business Staff Lorraine Enrlght, Joan Clancy, Betty Schwind.i Barbara jCavanaugh, Beth Coleman, B. J. Bisgrove.

The world is yours to conquer! It is waiting for you—your spirit of youth—your love of challenge—your willingness to sacrifice." E With original words, somewhat like this, so full of soul-searching wisdom, another crew of American youth will be let loose to recreate the world this June. | f Not to be critical of the altruistic approach, nor incredulous of the power of such lofty, j* noble speeches, but just for the sake of a news To each other. article, let's take a look at this pi ay-pen. Britain has prepared a novel | ceremony for young Cypriots. The '56 - '57 20-gun salutes are being aimed at the youths; the hoods are being worn by the hangmen. In the year long fight between Greekspeaking Cypriots and their BritSenior Class: Pres., Joan Csernynicky; beth Stephany; V. Pres., Diane Schmidt; ish masters, 92 people have-lost Vice President, Marguerite McLaughlin; Sec, Mary Katherine Walsh; and Treas., their lives. Harding's stern deci- Sec., Ina Smith and Treas., Barbara sion to hang Michael Karaolls and Stone. Andreas Demetriou touched off ."V * * • Delta Sigma Omicron: Pres., Mary the worst street killings and disJunior Class: Pres., Anne Johnson; V. Catherine Donatelli; V. Pres., Pat Kuharorders since the Communists tried Pres., Mary Rachel Shine; Sec., Delphine sky; Sec, Emma Jean Newby;'and Treas., to grab power in 1944. Dwyer; and Treas., Mary Katherine Anna Marie Bergan. f Walsh. f R? | The day after, EOKA, the Kappa Omicron Phi: Pres., Joan. right-wing underground terrorist Sophomore Class: Pres., Eleanor Cava- Csernyicky; V. Pres., Barbara Story; Sec, outfit, announced it had hanged naugh; V. Pres., Eleanor Broscoe; Sec, two British soldiers in reprisal. Ai'lene Hajdukgend Treas., Helen Zim- Elizabeth Wahl, Mary i Ann McDoweU and Treas., Patricia Murphy. EOKA warned: "We shall answer merman. I hanging with hanging and torture P - f J * f* • Home Economics Club: Pres., Margaret^ with torture." Ah yes, you go out Athletic Association: Pres., Sheila Flynn; Mack; V. Pres., Catherine Misfeldt; Sec,. into a new life! V. Pres., Jane Hagedlsh; Sec., Mary Carol Eigabroadt; Treas., Prances ReynFrances Lymph and Treas., Nancy Stub- olds; and Publicity, Barbara Story. Buster Crabb finally has attain- ler. French Club: Pres., Jean CrisweU and! ed a pinnacle of fame held out Press Club: Pres., Maureen Jones land Sec, Patricia Carlile. to all at commencement. How? Simple. He disappeared. An air See, Connie Settlemeyer. of mystery surrounds the I British Elementary Education: Pres., Val Jfeaua Art Club: Pres., Josephine Unger; V. Mancini; V. Pres., Diane Turner; frogman's one way swim. Is he dead? Where is his body? Why •Pres., Ann Miller; Sec .-Treas., Eleanor Jean Criswell, and Treas., Joani Vbn Broscoe. Schullick. * did the Admiralty wait 10 days before saying anything? Had he Glee Club: Pres., Jean Cannon; Sec, been spying on the Soviet cruiser O.G.A.: Pres.. Mary Ann Bittnea, sec, lying off the coast of Portsmouth? Marty Calvert; Lib., Ann McNamee and Phyllis Burke; Treas., Qonnie SettleAss't. Lib., Patricia'Foley. meyer; and Publicity, Sue McCartney. Eden has answered these questions * * • i with the maximum of evasion and Science Seminar: Pres., Marcia MeagI.R.C.: Pres.,|Noel Jaeger; V, Pres., Ina the minimum of fact. (He went her;^ V. Pres., Patricia Kuharsky; Sec Smith and Treas., Mary Ellen White. Saranne Durkln; Treas., ISuzanne Dashto college too.) bach and Reporter, Mary Ann BuffaDramatic Club: Pres., Mickey SpUlane; I May all you sunny, eager-faced monte. j ^ V. Pres., Barbara Jakubowski; grads have a happy world conDelphine Dwyer and Treas., Josej quering i Sociology Seminar: Pres., Mary Eliza- Unger* '

Your Editors Recommend: That everyone inote the results of the Soel&research class concerning their poll, page four this issue. V That everyone take to heart the reading suggestions ^offered in the summer reading list. f That something be done to improve the lighting facilities in the non-smokers lounge. ?j That the "Silvertones" be invited for a return engagement next year. Your Editors Thank: Those girls who offered transportation to the senior dinner. The sisters for all they did to make May Day and the Garden party a success. Lastlbut not least, Sister Mary Charles for the unlimited effort and help given the MERCIAD 6taff. Your Editors Bid Farewell: To the departing members of the MERCIAD staff. i

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"What are you going to do next year?" "Mmm, I don't know. How about you?" "Work,.I guess, if I get a job." This is the general conversation of McAuley H a l l every morning, afternoon, and evening, as seniors plan their future. Grinning into the grimy faces of little gremlins will be the el eds who have ^answered the cry for teachers—Dovie, Georgia, Millie, the twins, Toots, Virginia, and Jean Bryson. Wedding Bells Ring Church? bells and orange jblossoms will claim three of our grads —Pynie, Marilyn Genck and Carole Roberson. Pat Drushel will continue to suffer from wedded bliss. The lure for knowledge! draws Maggie to Catholic U., Marty to Niagara, and Doris to the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Pat- Pridley, Kathleen Smith, and Marilyn Abahazi will invade the isolation wards of the local hospitals after their internships at St. Vincent's. "Coolie" is traveling to Houston to improve the menus at the Veterans' Hospital. Patti Maley and Bobbie Bartkowiak will count blood at hospitals In Syracuse and Buffalo. More Teachers The lucky secondary teachers to find positions are Josle and "Flash" in English; Chris in all languages — French, Latin and English; Kay, Judy Gleason and "Sam" in art; Marge in home ec, and Jean Lee in business. Carol Kelly will put her practical knowledge to work, for a very nominal fee, as asj feature writer for the Syracuse PostStandard. Designing Alyce will paint greeting cards for a firm in Cincinnati. Clancy has her head in the clouds, dreaming of working for the airlines. B. J. has her eyes on physiotherapy as a means of earning her spending money. Beachcombing Popular The rest of the seniors, lucky enough to be still jobless, will study the art of beachcombing— Buerkle, Rudge, McCarthy, Coleman, Roseberry, Murphy, Cavanaugh, Barnes, Enright, Kennedy, Powers, and Heavey. "What did you say you're going to do next year?" I guess I'd better start filling out those fifteen application blanks that have been on] my desk .f or the past two weeks. Well, I'll be seeing you Alumnae Weekend 'to find out what you're doing. BEFORE THEY LOST THEIR PASSPORTS, these six were normal college graduates discussing their European tour — Pat Maley, Georgia Lackey, Bobbie Imboden, Bobbie Bartkowiak, Bev. Buerkle, and Marty McNulty. For after, see below.

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MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . "Moonglow" and the senior favors . . . end of the year "Picnic" fever . . . what's going on behind the closed doors of the Little Theater (wait until tonight) . . . JOAN VON SCHULLICK'S "difference line"i. . . fraternity pins for NANCY SMITH and NAN STABLER . . .Jbattle of the burns . . . three shades of blue and chattering teeth on May Day . . . Freshman fullback—ETHEL BUMBULUCZ . . . term papers, J term papers, and term papers . . . the case of the lost trunk. MERCYHURST G I R L S ARE TALKING ABOUT . ) . . ROSIE'S return and her welcome at the airport. . . new co-ed school, or Gannon salesmen invade the lounge . . . student council revisions . . . MARY ANN McDOWELL'S latest moneymaking projects . . . new OSO committee chairmen . . . election results . . .
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Mercyhurst's Glee Club is on the air. Recently recorded numbers are soon to be heard on the T.B. Christmas seal Program. Selections chosen for recording were, "Lover," "Let There Be Song," and "Halls of Ivy." A solo in "One Little Candle" will be rendered by Priscilla Hehir. Those wishing to I hear this fifteen minute recording of melody OTay do so by dialing WERC in Erie on July 2, at 6:IS P. M.

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MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKINGIABOUTi . . maddening exams . . . summer jobs—and lack of them . . . farewell to the "Song of the Sewer" . . . lighting "One Little Candle" at McAuley Hall, or, there never were such devoted sisters . . . quite a few letters and visits from Canisius . . . Mrs. McHale's 1:30 permissions . . . wedding bells for CAROLE ROBERSON . . . junior party, or all roads lead to the peninsula . . . unknowns finally known . . . formal invitations to the junior prom. MERCYHURST GIRLS, ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . observations finally finished . . . NOEL'S latest publicity comFog ascends from Ellis Island revealing the martial forms of two mission . . , sister classes bid tearful good-byes . . . junior guards. A brisk wind clips across from the bay, for it is in the middle quantity cooks desert the kitchen . . • country club weekends, of March in the year 2056. One of the martial forms starts as he sees or save me a place on the sundeck . . . sophomore plea, "Tennis, a & transparent trench-coated figure walking across the water towards anyone?" . . . funny peculiar or funny ha ha . . . pond waders him. The trench coat is accessoried with a French beret and! a disMICKEY DELEO'S "grotto" flowers . .<. MAUREEN KOSSsheveled suitcase. The ghost mutters a few {languid words about the LER'S solemn engagement.. . early (?) spring . . . "We laugh, monotony of water walking andjthen disappears in the gloom. Soon we dance." afterwards another transparent trench coat, equipped {with an Alpine MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . | . . MISFIT'S hat and a yodel, breezes past him, followed by four others. Two are braving the tornado . . . MARY KAY: Michigan had eighteen . . . sumwearing shamrocks whiles the other two are twirling spaghetti g on gigantic spoons. The last of these strange ghosts looks at the guard with mer wedding plans . . AA awards for school athletes . . . miracles by Blessed Martin . . return of Bing and Tommy for end of the year vengeance in her eyes. senior weekend, or "This is the life!," and hot dogs for activities lunch on Tuesday . . . Class Day, Garden Party, Lantern Night, BacThe guards suddenly realize the A Paradox calaureate Mass, senior breakfast, day of recollection and, midnight significance of this curious event. Benediction, family arrivals from out of town, graduation, fond fareHe realizes that for many years wells, or ""Brlgg^s Last Stand?' * T •*• these ghosts have been walking across the globe in search of passTake a girl who is proud of ports lost at sea. Never shall they her individuality, yet can be heard find peace until they can end this proclaiming that "Our class is all business of being six college stu- alike." Listen to her complain dents without a country. In their that "the food just isn't like long travels they have become like home," but watch her diet because, Hamlet's father's ghost. They are "I've eaten too much this semesseeking revenge upon the customs ter." This same girl can't tolerate Gannon men,.yet is at every official who deported them to the Friday night dance. She is perseven seas. petually tired but her permissions are never late enough. There just Search In Vain This tragic flaw of inaction has isn't enough time for her to catch up on her assignments, and yet slightly demented' their peaces of she can never find anything to minds. If only they realized the do. fruitlessness of their search, for This same girl has complained now they would >be completely out for three years about May Day of place in American society. No rehearsals and then, in her senior one wears trench coats any more. year, says, "We only|have three weeks left to practice." Her main gripe Is that "There's too much religion around here," but she is the first to insist that the seniors have 9 both a day of recollection and an all night vigil. She can't wait to get out, yet has tears in "Moonglow" was the popular her eyes on Lantern Night. Her theme of this year's Junior Prom. main accomplishment has been In the setting of the b.allroom losing her idiosyncrasies; no one of {the Lawrence Hotel, Neil has the heart to tell her that she has added new ones. She'll never Charles and his orchestra prosend her daughter to a girls' vided the musical background as school, but she'll be back the next the students of Mercyhurstf and year to register her sister. Four their escorts waltzed away this years with girls has been too last social function! of the year. much for her, yet she is overjoyed when she meets a former schoolUnder the general chairman- mate. Once she graduates, she's ship of junior class president never coming back; just for the Julia Kelly, members of the record she checks the date of junior class officiated as chair* Alumnae Weekend. That's where the pause that men of the dance committees. refreshes with ice-cold Coke began. A paradox, she is deeply, loyal Jo Huggler was in charge of Now it's enjoyed fifty million times a day. purchasing the traditional favors to Iher college, her schoolmates, Must be something to it. And there is. Have an presented to the members of the and her classmates. She has earnice-cold Coca-Cola and see... right now. senior \ class, who were guests of ed a degree, but more than that honor at the /dance. Programs she has learned to live and love BOTTLED UNDER AUTHORITY OP THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY and laugh•with others. 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OH YES, THAT WAS THE DANCE, sighs Judy Roseberry as she glances longingly over Judy ?G lea son's shoulder. Margaret, Hlrsch". silently reminisces over the many souvenirs that the seniors have collected during their four years at Mercyhurst.

The Athletic Association} held its annual Awards' Breakfast on May 10 in the college lounge. Miss Collette Garrison and Marjorie Russell, president of the Association, presented the J awards. Seniors who received trophies for points earned during their four years at Mercyhurst are: Pat Murphy, Judy Roseberry,! and Marjorie Russell. Juniors Margaret Mack, Marcia Meagher, and Barbara Story earned white sweaters onf which to sew their M's from 1955. In the sophomore class, letters were awarded to Mary Burns, Cathy Misfeldt, and Nancy Stubler. Honored for the highest number of points was freshman Ann Keeler. Marcia Meagher and Ruth Friel won the badminton trophies as a result of ^ the recent tournament. Sophomores retained the trophy awarded for class participation.

Mercyhurst Bids Adieu With Festive Programs
Under her placid outward appearance, Mercyhurst is seething with activity. Summer's festal wardrobe has been donned and festivities reach their climax with the traditional ceremonies of Senior Week. Part of this annual tribute is the * Class Day program. The stage of honor in the Little Theatre is reserved for the departing class as it 'receives awards of merit for scholastic and spiritual advance. This moment is also reserved for the announcement of the yearbook dedication. Attired in cap and gowns, the underclassmen advance to the next rank of scholastic rating through the turning of the tassel. The procession then leads to the cloister walk for the ivy planting ceremony in which each senior places on the ivy's slender tendrils all her hopes for the future. In days when skirts reached to the ground and horseless carriages were a dream, people would form torchlight processions on election eves to honor their candidates. Music and gaiety reigned. Just as candidates were entertained then, so are the seniors feted at the Lan-

Senior Looks Back
By Judy Roseberry Well, June is here, and to quote the old saying of the college crowd, "It hardly seems possible. Why, it seems like just yesterday." Was it really four years ago that we met our big sisters, were initiated, introduced to Art's, Krimmel's, Cayarie, the Gannon dances? We'll J never forget the excitement of our Christmas party when we were "The Littlest Angels" nor the thrill of opening night of "Brigadoon" Sophomore year—ten campusedlqueens before school officially opened, our Sophonade, "Stranger in Paradise," And then it was June and we were presenting our The Mrs. Degree took prece- Lantern Night performance. dence over the B.S. and j! the A 3 , as the seniors gathered^ May 29 Suddenly, were were big g sisto honor this year's engaged girls. ters. Remember how anxious we McAuley Hall was bedecked with were to meet our proteges. What umbrellas and other party tokens a feeling of j satisfaction when we for the three guests of honor. put on our class rings and began Mary Gene Pyne, Carol Roberson, the tradition of the ring blessing and Marilyn Genck were feted ceremony. Remember: when Pat with a lunch, gifts, and the best McQuiUen Drushel and Kay Canwishes of their classmates. ada were named Gannon's fraternity queens and when Pynie was crowned homecoming queen. Septembers 1955—here we were, back at school, calm, efficient practice teachers. Oh, that first day att Academy, those lesson plans and tired feet! Remember: What do the summer months Marge Russelljbeing queen of the hold for the Hursts' underclass- NFCCSI d a n c e , the Christmas men? season traditions. Daniele Schmidt, an aspiring Soon we were talking of jobs. sophomore Art Major, will be employed; at the Interior Decorating May Day gowns, trips to Europe, Shop in Niagara Falls. Ann Mc- and suddenly, we weren't talking Namee will leave on June 14 for at all—comprehensives. With May a three-week stay in California, came the final club meetings, the while Luz Torres plans to spend senior party, serenade by our little : \: some time in New York and Phil- sisters and final exams. adelphia between summer school jg" We'll never forget all the yesand her trip home to Manati, terdays—our first college prom, Puerto Rico. the campuses we've shared, the The first two weeks after school surprise birthday parties, class will find junior, Mary Bacon, busy jokes and jokers, \the lounge and with her sociology casework! at lounge songs, chapel, retreats, and the Catholic Charities Center in New York; Sheila Flynn will be Forty Hours. No winter will ever doing her casework at the Family be the same without the Briggs Agency in Rochester. Frequent snowdrifts. We'll miss the dash visits to Erie and a vacation on for mail, the walks to Art's,)Mcthe East Coast will complete Auley Hall, our deans of residence, Sheila's summer program. Sophoteachers, Sand even the classes. more Home Economist, Kathy Misfeldt, will be employed as as- We'll miss Mercyhurst and everysistant dletition at Stouffer's Res- thing about it. But don't breathe taurant in Cleveland; Sue Dasch- that sigh of relief yet. We'll be bach and Marilyn Chromey will be back. found as playground assistants in Pittsburgh and Hornell, respectively. Audrey Havunen will -reBurhenn's Pharmacy turn as Senior sports couselor at Camp Glinodo, Harborcreek, and Corner 38th S t & Pine Ave Spencer Place Store No. 3 Dianne Dempsey will travel with Erie. Penna. her family to South Carolina and to Florida.

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tern < Night celebration. For weeks sophs scheme, secretly planning an evening of surprise and entertainment. Following this, the sophs, carrying Japanese Lanterns, escort their "big sisters*' to the front campus pond. The ceremony of sailing tiny ships of friendship symbolizes that the seniors will sail fromfthe harbor of their Alma Mater. Later, the juniors in academic gowns form beneath darkened windows and bid melodious farewell to the seniors who answer with a shower of roses. Finally, Commencement arrives signifying Maturity in Christ. This name emphasizes the passing of the student from the sheltered, carefree life of the college campus to the stern!realities of life. As the Hollanders expressed it, gradRecently a Soci-Reseach Survey was conducted on Mercyhurst's uation was a.mandate to the stucampus. The questions, answered by 80% of the student body, con- dent to "put on j the virile gown" cerned four vital parts of campus life: its** Publications, Big-Little and i face the future manfully. Sister Relatons, Student Government, and Club Activities. Following The College has now bid fareare some of the conclusions drawn from the final reports. It was concluded that ? generally fthe big sisters'; have very little well to its seniors, one wrapped influence on their little sisters after the first few months of the fresh- in best wishes and gay memories. man year. Senior and sophomore scores ^indicate higher club interest and participation. Attendance at club meetings is ^usually good, 64% of the students fwould not miss their major club meeting. Not to be outdone by the stu- The highest evaluation was given New neighbors will be welcomed dents, the faculty is also planning to the Business Club, OGA. Ap- in future months when workmen a busy summers of conventions, proximately 40% of the student finish construction of the semitravel, and school. body believe attendance at meet- nary and convent just south of ings shouldn't be compulsory. Of Sister M.| Collette, Sister Mary Mercyhurst. Rachel, and Miss Reilly will at- the Sodality imembers/ 40% believe the organization $ to be, very St. Mark's minor seminary for tend the American Home Economics Association {convention from helpful and 24% find it fairly diocesan priests moves to the helpful. June 26 to June 30 in Washingproperty purchased by Archbishop ton, D. C. While in the capltol, $ Three out of every four editor- Gannon. This seminary instructs Sister Mary Rachel will also at- ials in the Merciad have some or candidates for the priesthood tend the meeting of\ the National great influence upon the student, from high school through junior Catholic Council on Home Eco- although ij they have led only two nomics J This year the^NCCHE is out of three students to actions college. celebrating A its tenth anniversary they have, not before considered. The cloistered order of the with a special program, g Sister Although "Mercyhurst Girls Are Carmelites will build their first Rachel will be a featured]guest Talkingf About" is claimed to be as will the other past presidents the most popular article in the Erie house near the seminary. of the organization. Following the Merciad, it isfnot considered the convention, Miss Reilly will travel voice of the student body, by the BLILA HARDWARE to herij home state, Missouri fl majority of its readers. 38th and Pine Ave. Chicago is the site of the I The students have a vague con? Phone 0-7464 I American 'Psychological Associa- ception of the purpose and activiErie, Pa. tion convention to be held in late ties of the Student Board of DisAugust. Dr. Haas Will attend' this cipline and Student Council, which meeting as well as teaching sum- the survey concluded accounts for mer school and visiting friends in the lack of I interest of some students in carrying out and coopNew England, AND ICE CREAM BAR erating with the objectives of these Also traveling through New England I will be Miss Helen Kelly two organizations. The students We Make Our Own do, however, realize the accomwhile Dr.| Haley and J Miss Fiat us Ice Cream will include reading and Ipa in ting plishments of the Student Counwith their traveling. cil during this past year. The surThe majority of \the Sister-fac- vey indicated| a remarkable in4026 Pine Avenue ulty are scheduled to teach sumPHONE 01849 mer courses, either at the College terest on the part of the student body in Student-Faculty V:Board. or as catechists in the Diocese,

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