College Completes Revisions Of Practice Teaching Period

Although a practice teaching program has been used for many years at Mercyhurst, a revised plan is now in effect. Instead of the usual practice period of six weeks at the beginning of the first semester, Seniors will now spend the first fifteen weeks of the first semester in practice -teaching. Previously it was necessary to start teaching when the public schools opened for the year. In this plan, the student teacher will not begin her practice teaching until the semester begins for Mercyhurst College. For the first three weeks of this period, theIprospective teacher will observe actual teachers under actual classroom atmosphere and circumstances. For the remaining twelve weeks, she will gain experlence in her major field by acting a6 the regular classroom teacher. She, will also prepare and .hand In forms reporting dally activities Dr. Denty and i> incidents. Dr. Vera *D. Denty, British Any classroom courses at Mer- psychologist, will make a return cyhurst will require two hours per visit to Mercyhurst when she week and will be restricted to a speaks on February 28 in the Litstudy of special! methods in her tle Theatre at 8 p.m. major field. This should eliminate Dr. Denty appeared? here last the problem of overloaded schedules and give the student-proper February and at that time spoke on "Psychological Aids to Study." time to prepare her reports and However,| this year the topic will daily lessons. be "Psychology and Religion" in Some Juniors may view this which she shows the Church to be period with wariness but as Mau- the greatest psychologist of aU reen Jones, president of the Press time. Club,( points out: "This is more Miss Denty is a member of the of a chance to test yourself to see what you can do on your own. British Psychological Association The critic teacher can get to know and the American Catholic Psythe student teacher and the stu- chological Association. She was dent teacher can get to know her an honor student at the Univerpupils." £ %\ sity of London, where she com. pie ted her education in child psychology and psycho-analytical training. Vol. XXVIII, No 5

February 8, 1957

r Directing Class Winter Carnival Opensl
University of Buffalo, Penn State, University of Detroit, University of North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Military Institute—representatives from north, south, east, and west are gathering at Mercyhurst "The benevolent dictators" alias College. Mercyhurst's annual Winter Carnival fun begins tonight with two student directors begin this year's series of one-act plays on Febru- sleighs to carry the couples through the Hills, a huge bonfire behind ary 21 in the Gym at 8 p. m. with the school to warm cold fingers and roast marshmallows, and all sorts the presentation of two plays J by of winter sports (weather permitting). Jeanette Mancuso and Joan RoWhile everyone is crowding pelewski. around the blazing bonfire, the Carnival Events Sophomores will perform the inLast I spring an entire evening formal crowning of the Winter of plays was presented, but this Friday, February 8 Carnival Queen. The reigning year the directing class under Miss 7-9—Sleighride Senior was chosen by the girls at Helen Kelly, will space their draBonfire Mercyhurst and sponsored by the matic efforts from February to 9-12—Sock Dance Sophomore Class. March. As usual, the plays will be Crowning of Queen Later in the evening, about 9:00, onen to the entire school. Deerhead Lodge the gym floor will feel the patter Saturday, February 9 Jeanette Mancuso will direct of feet as the girls and their fel7-9—Formal Dinner "Among Us Girls," a comedy deallows^ dance to their favorite re9-1—Sophonade ing with a young I bride who is cords. Masonic T e m p l e disillusioned by three meddling The general chairmen for the Ballroom "gossips." Lillian Egnot will play weekend are Nancy Stubler, Mary Sunday, Feb. 10—10 a. m.the bride, the three "friends" will Frances Lymph, and Janie HagedMassf be portrayed by Dorothea Morell, ish. The committee head for FriBrunch in the Lounge Betsy Schnatter, and Sue Mcday is Dorthea Morell. Cartney, while Lolly Lockhart will enact the role of the maid.

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News Briefs

Villa Sponsors Tea; Host Hurst Students

Military Ball
Cathy Cruise, Mercyhurst junior and 1956 Cadet ¥ Colonel, will present the new choice with roses at the Military Ball held at Gannon Auditorium on February 16. General Chairman and Battaiion Commander is John Robie while Band Chairman is BilljFilipkowski.

"The Woman in the Freight Car," a drama dealing with a wartime situation is Joan Ropelewski's directing choice. The action of this play takes place on a train and involves military intrigue and secret agents.|The oast was not available'for publication.

Four Weekdays Of \Retreat Scheduled In Early March

Approximately 400 girls from Villa and Mercyhurst will visit "Villa Maria College on 'February 24 for an afternoon tea sponsored |by the Villa Student Council. All classes of both colleges are invited tc the affair which will be held in the Seminar Room, Chairmaned by Barbara Weigert, other committees such as Food and entertainment will be head? ed by Helen Miller and Jo Ann Gourley. Both colleges have endorsed this activity designed to better acquaint students with each other.

College Expands Health Program

Dr. William!W. Cohen!has become Mercyhurst's first school physician on campus as of the second semester. His office is located in the Student's Infirmary on the first floor where examinaThe eleven-piece band of tions of the seniors began FebBernie Rudy which appeared at ruary 4. In the following... weeks, the Steel Pier in*Atlantic City, the juniors and sophomores will will play for the dance, while in- be examined. Clinical hours in which Dr. Cohen will treat medical termission? entertainmentI will be problems audi give health counafforded by the Gannon Drill seling are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11 to 12. Team.

Seniors lOpen Joint Art Show At Library Displaying Four Years Of Advanced Work
February "greats" have moved over to add the names of Lois Young and Nola Weingard to their roster. With the opening of their joint art show February 1, these senior art majors completed ltheir thesis as well as giving Mercyhurst a first in such a student show. Continuing through! the month, their efforts are on display at the Erie Public Library fronv8:30 to 10:30 pjn. While the second half of their Junior year was spent preparing special -material for this show, it includes the more advanced work of four years in oils, water colors, gouache, sketching, and various other media. Comprising -about one hundred works, the types run from conservative to modern. Some of the paintings Lois is exhibiting I are Joan I of Arc done in abstract, and a mosaic peacock. Nola is showing among others a large oil of a Philadelphia street scene and a
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A weekday retreat in which both day and resident students can participate equally will be substituted this year for the usual weekend date. On Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 6 to 9, the Reverend George Colby, C.S.C., from Massachusetts will conduct the annual days of prayer, meditation, and conferences. t Father-Colby will be making his third trip to Mercyhurst,; but it will be | his first retreat for the college students. Two years ago he gave one for the Seminary students, while during Holy Week of last year he conducted a retreat To develop {better leaders! and for the Sisters at Mercyhurst. make every student a better Father Colby belongs j to the member of her class and clubs, order of the Holy Cross Fathers. the Student Council is sponsoring He is a member of the branch a Leadership Training Program. which devotes its time to retreat Noel Jaeger is chairman of the work, and;has been active in this four-week series. work among college students. Prof speaks Plans for holding the retreat The inaugural ^program was during the school week were made held February 1. Today's series as at the close of* the retreat last -3 well as next week's, February 16, year by Mother M. Borgia. will be devoted to the study of Parliamentary Procedure. Dr. Thirty-one Students James Waldron of Gannon College and an authority on ParliaMake Dean's List mentary Procedure, will be the The first semester r Dean's List featured speaker. Along with his talks, he will show -films and calculated on the basis of the scholastic index of 2.50, reveals give out literature. thirty-one students or about 10% The fourth program, February of the student body earned this 22, will deal with the various as- honor»i Sixteen are residents while pects of leadership on campus. fifteen day-students are listed. It will be concerned with the kind Nine seniors were named: Joyce of leadership necessary to be a Baker, Joan Coyle, Nancy Harter. major officer, a club officer Noel Jaeger, Val Jean Manclni. and a class club member. Noel has Constance Renner, Barbara Stone, stated that Student Council Rita Walter, and Lois Young. welcomes and urges everyone [ to Juniors and sophomores-placed seven students each on the List. attend!these programs. Junior placements are: Marilyn "Leader" is theme Chromey, Linda Collin, Alary The first program centered Catherine Donatelli. M a u r e e n around the definition of "leader" Jones, Vlvetta Petronio, Betsy and the need for leaders at Schnatter, and Julia Simons. Sophomores are: Dora Andrie, Mercyhurst and in the world. Welling Chang, Mary Margaret Mary Kay Donatelli spoke on why Cummings, Patricia Faber, Joan leaders are necessary, while Imhof, Mary Frances Lymph, and Mary Kay Walsh gave the defi- Emma Jean Ncwby. Eight freshmen were named to nition and qualities of leaders. Developing these qualities on the Dean's List: Mary Jane Bauer, Elizabeth Dorsogna, Carolyn Gocampus was the theme of Ina lank a, Cynthia Ilauser, Lynn Smith's speech. Julia Kelly told Humphreys, Adele Ontko, Marhow suoh a program benefits the garet Mary Topping, and Edith Winters, W 3tu4en{ Council.

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Primaries and final voting are just"two months away. M ~ i I It is not too early to begin, considering next year's officers and leaders, especially when we realize their importance. Upon them will depend the success of next year's student contentment in inter-collegiate, co- and extracurricular, £ and spiritual activities. Upon them, too, will depend relations between administration and students, between faculty and students. f I With this in mind, there should be thought in considering candidates. Training is needed for this discrimination. It is needed in order to cooperate with student leader* ship. And it is needed for those girls elected to lead so that they might lead strongly and rightly. These are the aims of the February Leadership Programs. They deserve full support, f m

The faeulty and student body express their sympathy to Maureen Jones on J the recent death of her brother, Dennis John, and to Mrs. Norman Oberg, Meroyhurst voice consultant, on the death of her husband.

Entertainment Suiting Every Taste Featured During February March
More than a few satisfactory pre-Lenten activities are available in the coming month. Mercyhurst Seminary will stage Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" on February 21, 22, and 23 in the Little Theatre. Known as the "Father of French Comedy," Moliere carries out the story of the quacking and pedantry of 17th century physicians with full impetus. This work concluded his writing career, during which he portrayed the manners, fashions, and the tastes of the times in a most faithful picture. Tickets for the play may be purchased from any Seminarian for the price of $1.00. Morg Edward's Hockey Excursion to Cleveland is scheduled for Sunday, February 10 with the Cleveland Barons playing the Hershey Bears. A special train will leave Union Depot at 9:80 a. m. and from Cleveland at 7:15 p. m. Tickets include round trip railroad fare and a reserved seat at the game. "The Big Build-Up", the story of a brooding, introverted young actor, who with the help of high-powered press agents, becomes an idol of the teenagers overnight, will be shown by the Alcoa Hour on February 17 over WICU-TV. Robert Montgomery will televise Pearl S. Buck's second TV play, "The Enemy," on March 4 over the same channel. After a record-breaking run in major U.S. cities, "Teahouse of the August Moon" will be shown at Shea's Theatre in February or early March. Filmed entirely in Japan, the movie stars Marlon Brando in an entirely new role, and Glenn Ford, who portrays an American Army officer.
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A warm personality andfunique behind-the-scenes observations won over his audienceito Vincent Tortora at his lecture, January 14, in|the Little Theatre. f His subject, On The Banks of the Suez, analyzed in detail the Middle East situation, of present world-wide concern. Tying together \ loose ends and presenting little-known facts, Mr. Tortora enlightened even the most complete newspaper follower of current events. One of the common faults of lecturers today is their idea that, since they are members of an intellectual series, they must appear "ultra-intellectual." Without talking beneath his audience, Mr. Tortora kept his talk free from this annoying trait. He took the straight and narrow road to reach his point. Except for some rather "corny" jokes inserted here and there, there! is little fault to be found with this speaker. This lecture was one of the most jtimely and enlightening presented in a series at Mercyhurst. In future decisions concerning lectures, it would seem that there : should toe a cry for more'like this. While a knowledge of history and the classics is important, coUege students, as young American citizens, need a thorough background in current events, especially in times as critical as these. Barbara Jakubowski

Dipson's Plaza Theatre will again present the Rogers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma," starring popular singing stars Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones sometime during the next month.

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The Ice Follies of 1957 will be| held in Buffalo Auditorium Sunday, March 31. A Morg Edwards' excursion train will leave Nickel Plate Depot at 10:45 a. m. and Buffalo at 7:20 p. m.
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How often have we sat shamefacedly in a movie theatre ? The cause of embarrassment may have been a word, gesture, or suggestive dress on thje part of the actors and actresses. We paid to be entertained and instead received low-grade play-acting. ? . .1 . 11 fWho cares less about such injustice than the writers and producers of that Hollywood spectacular? In general, who cares less about insulting America's intelligence than Hollywood's top-brass? As long as we, the American public, pay to squirm through degrading films, Hollywood is going to produce them. We must insist that they give us the elevating entertainment which moral, intelligent citizens demand. \ I 1

Father Schlindwein of St. Boniface Parish is sponsoring another star-studded variety show headlining Ted Heath and his band, June Christy, Al Hibbler, and Eddy Arnold at the Warner Theatre sometime during the month of March. Ticket prices range from two to six dollars. I Judy Gordon and Mary Stark

Faculty Speech Main Criticism O f Pygmalion
Imports cam of ten be expensive. Imported talent j in the case of the P l a y h o u s e version of "Pygmalion" was not the delicacy it should have been. In the hands of New York actress, Jane Carter, Liza Doolittle turned out to be high-voiced and unintelligible much of the time. The switch from cockney to cultured accents proved to be her main fault, though she played the role with a saving bounce and vitality.

At Sunday's Student Council Study Day, among many points discussed was t h e necessity for more council meetings. The need for for this is obvious and urgent. How can Council possibly be effective, meeting less than once a month as it lias this year? A true perspective of student attitudes and opinion, which it should reflect, can only be seen through the eyes of current viewing. Only in this way can problems be taken care of as they arise.| By the same token, with council meeting more often, fit would be able to screen the many incidental, often trite,!requests which have no doubt been bothering t h e administration and t h e faculty.

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A deafening roar from the non-smokers lounge fills Cupboard Hall every noon hour. What can be done to remedy this much-corn* plained-of situation? | * The first step is to enlist the cooperation of all concerned. Why not voluntarily stagger the lunch hour? Or if the lounge is to be COOK verted into a lunchroom, let it be that, socialize elsewhere. \ • % \ Even better, A why not join the residents in the dining room? This would not only help February avoid the noon hour "panic", but afford the 8 — Leadership Progra m- 11:10 8-10—Winter Carnival opportunity to mingle and socialize at leisure 15—Leadership Program- 11:10 after a full morning's schedule.


D(fK€UHitc7 Violence has been the reaction of Montgomery, ^Atlanta, and other Southern communities toward desegregation. As a result, those communities which have taken peaceful steps toward fulfilling the Supreme Court decision get lost in the shuffle of distorted and sensational news and television stories. Many Southerners have not chosen dynamite and terror, but rather willingness and farsightedness. Recently Governor Le Roy Collins affirmed the ^Supreme Court verdict, noting that the decision can no longer be passed on to another generation, but must be the combined efforts of White and Negro. Positive approaches like this are those worthy of publicity and fremembrance.


Robert C. Lee as Alfred Doolittle was excellent as Liza's philosophizing, money-borrowing father both in dialect and char16—Gannon Mil Ball acter touches, while Richard Ris21-23—Seminary Play 22—Leadership Program- 11:10 so | portrayed the ill-tempered 28—Psychology Lecture, Vera Professor Higgins with dash and gcredibility. Other members of the Denty. IsupportingR cast displayed their March usual skill. 6.9—Retreat

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Your, editors commend— the Sodality for keeping collegians up-to-date on liturgical matters. those! who contributed so enthusiastically to Student Council Day. Your editors recommend-—* full attendance at the leadership programs. that paintings around Mercyhurst be labeled] as to artist and title. that Hungary be kept in our prayers. 1 that Student Council consider putting into effect some suggestions cited at Study Day. Your editors thank— AA for the two toboggans recently added to sports equipment. * the administration for placing more responsibility in the students' hands by allowing seniors to chaperone the frosh mixer.

A n Ounce Of Etcetera

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With the f commencement of the Erie Morning News, the first of its kind in the city we congratulate the new owner. We hope the editors of both Erie papers continue to keep their ideas varied and their news noteworthy, if I | As the newspaper should stand for and mirror ft he customs and morality of a community, we look to this newspaper to begin its era by eliminating all questionable material both in advertising and content. Thereby* it wiH not only serve to reflect the moral character of this community, but also to safeguard and aid its well-being. We extend our wholehearted support to the editor of the Erie Morning News for Its success and hope we never have occasion to withdraw it. •$ Wm i

By Ann McGinnis but marvel at and appreciate the Some author or other once rewonderful work in reorganization marked that if one is not gooa and dietetics of Sister Marcelene company for himself, he cannot and her kitchen staff. We might expect to be good company for others. Mercyhurst girls, at least give half our thanks to the Good those who play Isolitaire, appar- Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, ently have i nothing to worry known for its excellent dietetic about. The virus for this new, department. For Sister |Marcelene challenging, more Intricate game, did her work there this summer, involving all of one's energy and and carried back to Mercyhurst in some cases, all of her time, some of its best recipes, with the £/£&> Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. has infiltrated our hallowed halls. new menu including such lush *jUS£jj&!k Member of Some think it started over in items as Congo bars, potatoes au 1 pi "' Associated College Press McAuley Hall, where conversa- gratin, fresh fruit, barbecued Editor! _ . x '^j Kay King tion has ceased, then spread to hamburgs and Roquefort dress\$ y 3 Associate Editor L Betsy Schnatter second and third floors, where ing. Assistant Editors Jeanne Cannon, Joan Imhof enthusiasts were reported missing Did you know that the first from dinner, and finally down to Winter Carnival, held in 1948, Business Editor £ Mary Ann Bittner first floor, where monitors un- consisted | greatly of outdoor Editorjal Staff £. Noel Jaeger, Barbara Story, earthed die-hards in the phone sports? Heldtin the time of win' Ann McGinnis, Mary Ann Castora, Del Dwyer, booth at mid-night, doggedly try- tery winters, the queen was Barbara Jakubowski, Lucille Turner, Caye ing to win. Teh, tch . . . to think crowned outside, there was a Auer, Peggy Cummings, Arlene Hajduk, Mildred that it will die the death of last skating rink where the present Manzione, Judy Gordon, Mary Stark. J year's argyle craze!! parking lot is, and much sledding .Business Staff ,_. Carol fEigabroadt, The You Never Had It So Good and tobogganing fright on camMarjorie Karaffa. Donna Nashwlnter, Mary Department. With all the yummy pus. Both the Friday sock dance Ann Schmidt, Ina Smith, Eileen Rawa, Dolores meals being served in the dining and • the formal dances were held Butticci, Peggy Cummings, Deana Dempsey, room these days* one can't help in the? gym. Mary Anne Koss.




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g' Area Red Cross is in the midst of new projects as a result of their last meeting. Among the activities discussed are translating thank you notes, Civil Defense Work and a variety show. If Translating thank you notes for packages distributed by the Red Crosslin foreign nations is an unusual project for area Red Cross workers. German, Greek, and Russian letters will be translated by Gannon, the Spanish by Villa, and French by Mercyhurst for the Junior 1 Red Cross people who sponsored the project. Mary Ann Castor a will head the project at Mercyhurst. Defense of the nation! can be done by you when volunteering as a plane spotter. More information As was once stated in a college concerning this important Civil paper of this city, "It's tux-time Defense Project will be available at the 'Hurst again." And after after {the February 19th meeting all the asking, arranging, planning at Gannon College. and plotting is done, our fair camEdinboro in cooperation with pus will again be invaded by many the three Erie colleges presented members of the opposite sex. a varietyfshow at Gannondale on A tentative lineup of colleges February 3. represented here, includes nearly Success in the area Red Cross twenty, with! Gannon far in the lead. Such far-off places as Notre activities encourages this group of students to plan more projects in Dame, Wake Forest, V.M.I., and Harvard, contribute to the roster the future. of dates. There will be collegians from near-by Behrend Centei John C a r r o l l , University of Youngstown, St. Bonaventure's, Syracuse, Case, Villanova, and, of course, Canisius.| Education, room, board ..$1,070.00 Uncle Sam is generously grant- Transportation i 60.00 ing leaves to servicemen in all Mad money, $20 per branches, including a Marine from month L 180.00 Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, Wardrobe 200.00 and a sailor from Philadelphia. Not all present will be college Total expenses for year __$1,510.00 students. Businesses in Cleveland, Days at MCcL-f- -JL— 210 Buffalo, Elmira, Pittsburgh, and Hours in working day • 16 Erie will do without the service Cost of hour for average of employees enjoying the big student J |.49 weekend. Are you getting! your money's Of course, as* always happens worth? at |big| affairs, there are a few blind dates. Not to discourage this great American institution, a reference will be made to the dictionary of blind dates in the Canisuis newspaper, the "Griffin."

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In accordance with the art curriculum, Mercyhurst Juniors in this field begin work on their theses during the second semester. The Erie Veterans Administration! has requested that the college's art students paint the twenty windows in the Veteran's Hospital Chapel. This project will be taken up by Julie Simons, Ann Miller, Del Dwyer, Carol Conrath, Lois Weidenhaefer and Linda Collin. Due to the fact that the hospital is nonsectarian, the Junior art students will use the Old Testament scenes as their theme. The girls are to choose figures from the Old Testament, create, design and execute them to give the windows the appearance of stained glass. Transparent oil paint will be used as the medium in the final painting of the twenty windows. For her thesis, Daniele Schmidt is going to do a mosaic table top.

The opening of a new semester means new teachers, new books, and new students. And Mercyhurst welcomes several new members to its student body. Susanna Ziegler, sophomore, is an Erie girl, transferring*from Edinboro State Teachers College. Mary Belle Hewes, also of Erie, has attended Western Reserve and St. Luke's|Hospital. Cleveland, where she studied nursing, but she has joined the freshman class in the liberal arts course. A 1956 graduate of the Seminary, Ann Cavanaugh has returned to Mercyhurst after a semester in A liberal education is!; the edu- Europe. Anne "had planned to recation which gives a man a clear, main there, continuing her study conscious view of his own opin- of languages, but the situations in ions and judgment, a truth in de- Europe a n d the Middle-East veloping them,§ an eloquence in prompted her group to return expressing them, and a force in home. urging I them. It teaches him? to Miss Antoinette demented also see things as they are, go right of Erie, is a college graduate, but to the point, to disentangle a skein has come to Mercyhurst for a of thought, (to detect what is so- teacher's certification course. phistical,! and to discard what is Three ^'Benedictine Sisters, Sisirrelevant. It prepares him to fill ter M. Elizabeth, Sister M. Faith, any post with credit, and to mas- and Sister M. Joan, are attending ter any subject fwith facility. — classes here to obtain their degrees John $ Henry Cardinal Newman infi elementary education.

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With Valentine's Day as j their theme and becoming better acquainted with the Gannon freshmen as their purpose, the freshman class held their first mixer in the gym, Saturday, February 2. Disc jockey, Joe Garing of radio station WLEU, spun the ^records. Popular tunes prevailed, along with such dance favorites as the Bunny-Hop and the Mexican Hat Dance. One of the main features was the Broom-dance, during which free records were given to lucky couples. Chaperoning the evening were seniors, Margie Mack and Dorothea Morrell. Catholic religion. This spring, Archbishop John Mark Gannon will present the six Mercyhurst girls who completed the course with degrees.


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Time emod els Scr/nf Valentinel Groans

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Poor Innocent Saint Valentine —if he only knew. This worthy Roman priest, who died on February 14, 269 AX)., was imprisoned for many years. Soon after being! set free, he was stoned to death. If he had anyfidea of the commotion his name causes in the modern world, Saint Valentine would stamp on his halo and throw up his hands in saintly despair. Legend states that during that time in which the Saint lived, February was c recognized as the traditional month for birds to choose their mates for the coming year. Ancient peoples, aware of the Surprisingly enough, Kathryn mating of-the birds at this time of the year, were inspired? to in- Hulme, the author of The Nun's vent romantic games thatjjpaired Story did not belong to the Caththe young men and women of olic faith until Just a few years ago. The story of her conversion their communities. is both interesting and Inspiring. Roman "engagement" While in Germany she receivRoman customs required the young, unmarried people to draw ed a telephone call!. . . a call innames from a? container on Saint forming her of her mother's Valentine's Day initiating a Val- death in California. Rememberentine "engagement" or "contract" ing her mother's grave fear of which lasted a fyear, sometimes death, Kathryn longed for some leading to a more permanent ar- way to help her mother in her rangement. Though originally "crossing over" back to the Makfrivolously intended, many young er. However, Miss Hulme's formmen and their lady loves consider- less, personal prayers could 'give ed a Valentine "engagement" as her no satisfaction; she longed seriously as that of the j medieval for the right of the Catholic Mass knight's period of devotion and for the Dead. Two days later, through the aid of her team"service" to his lady. mates, she sat listening to that Change in Policy Mass. The giving of gifts and sending of cards bearing lyrics, on FebDuring the Mass, Kathrynlwas ruary 14, became popular infthe overwhelmed by the beautiful fourteenth century. This custom is living memory of Christ she still popular, though a few altera- found in the missal. At last in tions have been 'i made. School the commemoration for the dead children of this!age don't send she found? the words she had the "lace, garlands of roses en- sought for her mother full of twined; with cupids, and paper fears . . . "Grant, we beseech hearts" type of valentine. Modern Thee, a place of J refreshment, valentines have become jet-pro- light, and peace." Then, for the pelled, atomic. Instead of "Won't first time in her ttife, she was you be my. valentine?", present- able to pray with fervor and § day commercial valentines, typical absolute belief. Having found contentment with of an anti-sentimental age, are likely to bear the phrase "Drop God, though it came through the dead," or its equivalent. Gone are death of her mother, Miss Hulme the white lace | trimmings, the joined the Catholic Church fthree satin hearts, the light love lyrics. years later in 1951. Gonefls the true spirit of the Saint Valentine's day custom.

Life A t Col lege
"College life getting you down?" (Who me? They can't get me up.) Tests and assignments piling on you unceasingly?" (So that's the reason.) Perhaps thirteenth century university life would be more appealing. (Let's ask our professors.) There jwere no entrance exams then. Tuition w a s low and the favorite summer employment to earn it was begging. (Now you tell me! I knew there must have been an easier system.) Only three lectures a day— though they j were two hours in length. (Undisturbed sleep.) The hired halls where classes were held were unheated, and often had neither benches nor desks. (Dancing school?) Paper was too expensive, so students memorized by hearing the lecture again and again. (Same today—only we have paper.) Exams were always oral and so difficult that laws were made against knifing the exam-* iners when students failed. (Someone's always ruining the fun.) Yet, students did have a good time. (Oh yeah?) They weren't forced | to attend class lor exams. (Now I understand.) And there were always the extra-curricular activities of more gregarious scholars such as drinking, gambling, and fighting the police. (Suggestions for new clubs?) They were safe {from prosecution, too! (Things certainly have changed!) Things? were mighty different for the professor, since the students regulated his activities. (Hmm . . .) He could not even leave town without permissions (What a switch!) Finally though, professors in self-defense organized, and have been in control ever since. (Alas, alack, and woe.) Yes, life was hard then, but with semester exams just over, many would say, " theyI had it easy!" (Tis a crueijlife indeed.) (f) editor's notes


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Women Dime Dozen 'Til \Science Intervened
"Women are worth a dime a dozen", an age-old saying, has been disproven by science. Most women are worth a salary of $3900 per year in this field on a beginning basis. - Industries and research agencies are clamoring for women scientists in all fields . . . chemistry, biology, physics, math, biochemistry, and atomic energy. Dr. William Ehret, the "visiting scientist", brought out in his recent lecture the need for women in these fields and the aptitudes necessary for them. Ability to handle equipment is important. If you are clumsy, a scientist you will not be. Maybe that ability of yours to create mischief because of your originality and urge for adventure will be a help to you as a research scientist, using your mindf creatively. For those I who love to eat . . . you might want to ibe a guinea pig for a scientist studying the physiological path taken by foods. Where will you findf any of these Jobs? Any large industrial city offers many openings for scientific women. Science is still a man's world, but women are finding their place in it. One advantage is that the men outnumber the women 20 to 1. Sounds like an interesting field, doesn't it? ,.

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Gods of theIunderworld, gods of earth, gods of heaven, sea gods and! heroes will be the main characters discussed at the!English Club's meeting for February. The origin, importance, and the literary importance of these gods are the aspects for consideration. Miss Rose Galbo, teacher of languages at Strong Vincent High School, will be the guest speaker. In accord with the season, the decorations and refreshments will be? centered around fa valentine theme.

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About

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SMALL TALK: February is filled with birthday celebrants: ANN DELANY, NOLA WEINGARD, KAY KING, JOAN VON SHULLICK, BETSY SCHNATTER, ELLIE CAVANAUGH, PAT HOOPER, EILEEN GERACE, ELLEN McHUGH . . / Erie not only has people, but 30,000 parakeets , . . AUDREY HAVUNEN held a semester calypso party, Harry Belafonte on Hi-Fi . . . 17 students are engaged, 13 pinned, with seniors boasting 8 in the first, juniors 5 in the second category. HERE AND THERE: Semester vacation saw ANN KEELER in Cleveland, ELAINE DUMPHREY in Philadelphia . . . Fond farewells went to PATTI CORRIGAN who left for Capitol Airlines' personnel work . . . JO UNGER reports Art Club will be host to Mr. Hintenach demonstrating scratch board techniques . . . Caution is MARY STARK'S middle name as a result of a recent car accident. NEW LOOK: JOY MADER isfnamed letter queen receiving|four a day . . . Winter Carnival excitement is spreading . . . James Dean still has a fan as noted by HELEN GRIFFIN'S bulletin board . . . La vie francaise is no more for MARY BACON . t . Freeze outside or in the library has become a byword . . . Mrs. DOROTHY SHEPTOW is Erie's first life master, the highest possible Bridge rating . . . Congrats are extended to newly-engaged LOIS GAZARIK and newly pinned MARY ANN BUFFAMONTE. % | CHATTER: A Hurst valentine celebrating February 14 is DUBBY NATILI . . . Tests are over or frosh discover blue books . . . JUDY SCHWINDEN sports clever plaid cigarette case and lighter . . . SANDI TENACE was welcomed baok after a semester's absence . . . Wisely Said? He who gets lost ID thought often does so because it's unfamiliar territory . . . JULIA KELLY is now back at the Student Council helm after her recent Illness. CURIOSITIES: JOAN BYE finds graduate students in chemistry much to her liking . . . Novel class is said to be very novel . . . "Mary Ann," the calypso hit brings back memories to two Mary Ann's, CUNNINGHAM and CASTORA . . . Frosh say all the dating situation needs Is another men's college in Erie. I ! 1

Seeking a job after {college is often confined I to the limits of the continental United States. Unfortunately few -graduates have examined the possibilities j of foreign service opportunities. Job opportunities are available in countries throughout the world in fields {ranging from that of the accountant to that of the zoologist. Many companies offer additional training while you fare on the job. Undoubtedly! the most obvious advantage of^a foreign job is the Spotlighting the winter sports opportunity to see another counseason is intramural basketball. try and to learn the ways of its The season g officially started two people. Without family obligaweeks ago, January 7, j with the tions you, the young graduate, are Juniors defeating the 5 Freshmen. free to budget your time and Tuesday, January 15, saw the money as it best suits you. Sophomores forfeit a game to the A college,! diploma opens the Juniors. £ door to many opportunities for Undisputed ^possessors of first the young, ambitious graduate. place in last month's tourney were A foreign job is high among them also the Juniors, who have won for interest, experience, and the distinction three years in suc- monetary returns. Why don't cession. There were no playoffs YOU look into it? i to determine other team standings. For everyone's wintertime enjoyment, the Athletic Association has purchased two toboggans that are available at any time for anyone wishing to go tobogganing on the grounds.


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