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MERCYHURSTCOLLEGE, ERIE, PENNA.
March 17. 1959

Grace Creswell To Present Folk Concert Oni April 17
Grace Creswell. a folk singer from the Tennessee back country, will present a concert at Mercyhurst on Sunday, April 17, at 8:15 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Mrs. Creswell, who is one of the few women in the nation's band of folk singers, will give a program on the simple folk songs she learned as a farm girl; songs which have been handed down from generation to generation among Tennessee people. As she sings, she accompanies herself on the autoharp. $ With Mrs. Creswell will be Karl I Kershaw, artist and sculptor, who "discovered" Mrs. Creswell when he was doing a portrait of her. While Mrs. > Creswell sings the tunes, Mr. Kershaw explains where the ballads came from and Elected May Queen for 1959 by how I they were woven into early vote of the student body is senior American life. ! Eleanor Cavanaugh. She will preW.'fto she travels, Mrs. Creswell side at Mercy hurst's traditional "swaps words" with troubador May Day ceremonies to be held on groups from all over the country, Sunday, May 10. thus enabling her to present a Attending the queen will be varied program. Included are songs of work and play, of love, Dora | Andrie and Cynthia Ryan. worship, war, and all of life's situ- Dora, a Home Economics major, ations. Some of these tunes are was runner-up in the elections. "Lord Randal," "Queen Jane," Cynthia, an Elementary Education ••Wayfaring stranger," DarlhV major, as Prefect of the Sodality, Cory," and "Eggs and Marrow- will crown the queen during the ceremonies. bone." m private life. Mis. Creswell is Eleanor, daughter of Mr. and the mother of two young children, Mrs. E. L. Cavanaugh, of 114 Erie and makes her home in Houston; J St., Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is Texas. In her "spare" time, she a chemistry major, with, an Engrecords for the Rebel Record lish minor. Besides being active Company. in Sodality, Science Seminar, Great Books and Merciad, Ellie is YCS Campus Chairman. The queen was elected by secret ballot" voting a t a general assembly on March 4, after three nominees had been selected by the senior class.

Drama Club

Spring Play
Stardust'
"Stardust," a comedy by Walter Kerr, is the play chosen by the Dramatic Society for this year's spring \ production. To be presented in the Little Theatre April 24, 25 and 26, the play is concerned with the conflict between love in marriage and love for the theatre. The unusual "bohemian" antics of struggling actors center around la group of "dedica ted-1o-the-method'' s t u dents who are headed by a madRussian director. Students of Mercyhurst and Gannon Colleges portray the characters in 5the eighteen member cast, eleven of which are women. Specially engaged to design sets, head the backstage crew, and promote publicity is Miss Jo linger, an alumna of Mercyhurst, and former drama minor.

Elite To Reign As MayiQueen

Studenti Council secretary Carolyn Golanka hopes this isnt what she will see on Thursday, March 19, election day for Student Council President. "Election|time is here again,"«says Carolyn, "and the responsibility of choosing good leaders for next year is op to the students, not then, but now."

Students Begin Thurs.| To Elect Major Leaders

Students Work Ori Chemicals
Third floor chemistry laboratory and the physics laboratory set the scene for unusual endeavors, which seem mysterious to most of the student body. It is here that Barbara Ayers, Barbara Chambers, and Weiling Chang are busy with research | on benzenepolycarMrs, Grace? Greswell boxyllic esters. The American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund has made this work possible by a grant of $2800 to Mercyhurst;- College "through Sister Mary Charles, During first semester, the two Barabarasjf prepared materials for Sister Maria, instructor at Mer- Weiling. This semester they are cyhurst College, is the recipient performing the organic part of of a fellowship given by the Wood- this research by purifying and row Wilson National Fellowship preparing materials such as esters of trimellitic anhydride. Foundation. Weiling has been working on During the year 1959-60, Sister Maria will study advanced theo- the physical chemistry of the logy at the Catholic University of kinetics of hydrolysis of benzenepolycarboxylic esters. This means America. ^Instructor in the Department of that she puts two compounds, an English at Mercyhurst, Sister acid and a base, together to meaMaria is also Merciad moderator. sure the speed at which they react, p Sister is one of 1200 American At the Science Conference in and Canadian students selected from 7000 candidates to receive Boston, April 30 through May 1, | Weiling will present a£ report on the Woodrow Wilson Fellows. The program, backed by a 25 the accomplishments achieved million dollar grant from the Ford this year. Sister Mary Carolyn and Foundation, recruits and supports Sister Mary Charles will also atpromising scholars in an intensive tend the conference. nation-wide v search to relieve the The expenses of the travelers critical shortage ofi qualified col- will be defrayed by the Science lege teachers. f Department.

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Beginning with the campaign speeches of the Student Council presidential candidates tomorrow at 1:00 pjn. in the Little Theatre, Tickets this year will cost $1.50 students will assume the responsibility of electing their leaders for I for | adults and $1.00 § for students 1959-1960. Candidates Mary Beseher, Patricia Cavanaugh, and Betty Lu when bought in advance. Special rates will also be given to groups Dorsogna will be introduced and a campaign speeches delivered before of high school students swishing the general assembly in order that the entire student body be acquaintv ed with them. \ : f ;./'••/ to attend. Finals for Council president will follow on March 19 in College Hall from 12:00 to 1:00 pjn. The Vice-Presidents primaries and finals will take place April 6 and April 7 respectively in College Hall from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. * W ^^ Other elections will follow the procedure of last year. The difficulties experienced in past years I Since Mercyhurst made availcaused the revision of the election able to students the opportunity During- April, the College Glee system by Student Council last of government loans for education, Club and two members | of UR.C. year. six students have taken advantage will make trips to Buffalo and The second major office, that of the plan for this semester. Harrisburg, respectively. of Sodality Prefect, will he filled Other interested students should O n | April 12, the Mercyhurst 11when elections are {held at the see Mother M. Gabriel, college College Glee Club will travel to |.regular meeting, March 20. treasurer. Immediately after Easter, on Buffalo to participate, for the first time, in the CURA Concert April 7, Praeterita Editor-in-Chief, sponsored annually by the Nation- Art Editor, and Business Manager al Federation of Catholic Colleere will be announced. April 8 at the 12:30 Merciad \staff meeting, the Students. Merciad Editor-in-Chief will be Glee Club elected. At 7:00 pjn. that evening juniors will vote in dorm council The Glee Club will travel by primaries; finals will follow on On April 9. at 1:00 pan. in the bus to Klein nan's Music Hall in Buffalo. At 7:30 p.m. the concert April 9. |Appointment of Merciad Little Theatre, jjViolet Popoff and will commence. Included in the under-editors and voting on other Joan Shepard, members of the Mercyhurst program are, "Let Sodality officers will take place Erie Civic Ballet Company will present a program on the ballet. There Be Song," "Espana," and on April 24. Following in order off impor- Miss Shepard, as narrator, will ••Where or When." A dinner and informal dance will follow j the tance, elections of the remaining give historical background and ? officers for the co-curricular and describe various characteristics of evening's performance. extra-curricular clubs will be held both modern and classic forms of Other groups which, will take during the remaining weeks in the ballet, while Miss;Popoff, in part in the concert this year are: April and May. 7 appropriate costumes, will demonNazareth College, Canisius Colstrate the dance ^techniques. lege, Niagara University, Gannon The program is one of a series College, DTouville College, and which is being presented to interSaint Bona venture * University J ested local audiences to promote Conference a t Harrisburg the ballet company's spring performance, which will be held on Senior Sue Hanrahan and junMay 1, a t 8:30 pjn., in the Memior Pat Schaffer, both history;-maOn April 13,1 an economist and orial High School Auditorium. jors, will represent Mercyhurst at representatives from industry will Miss Popoff will! appear in all the Inter-Collegiate Conference on meet in the Mercyhurst dining j four sequences of the spring proGovernment, to take place in Har- room with students from here and j gram^ Some of these dance forms, risburg from April 16 to 18. surrounding colleges. planned J for the program, will be After a talk" on "Automation," presented at Mercyhurst. One of The purpose of this convention panel discussions will be held. The the dance features will be a modis* to promote}better understandpurpose ofI this program is to ern number entitled, "Juke! ing of the government and, as a acquaint interested students with Any Night,] result, to encourage more use-of phases of industry and encourage governmental procedures. Members of the Erie Civic Ballet free enterprise. The program will be sponsored Company have announced that Students from colleges'throughout the state-,rwillattend and will by the Erie County Council for Torek Lazowski is directing the submit bills on education in an Educational Aid and Research, a spring performance. This will* be attempt to have them passed by branch of the American Competi- the first work Mr. Lasowskl h&s ever done on the regional level. a model State Legislature. I tive Enterprise Systems.!

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Your Editors Congratulate: . . . Sue Avery, Campus Covergirl choice, and Marilyn Buchanick, best dressed girl on campus. . . . Ellie Cavanaugh, May Queen. . . . "Say it with Music" participants. . .1. Sister Mary Joachim and Sister Mary Angelica, winners in^the Everyman's Art Show. Your Editors Commend: . . .the Senior Class for the atmosphere and excellence of their spaghetti dinner. . . . those who made possible open library on Friday and Saturday nights. . . . students' intelligent participation in the St. Thomas Day program. . . . Student Council for "open lounge" ] during Lent. . . . the hostesses in the cafeteria for the "extras" they provide. Your Editors Recommend: . . . that students choose the "right" girl for the "right" office. . . . that everyone see the Passion Play. IfI . . . that the outside door from the library leading to the foyer be closed quietly so that those in Chapel will not be disturbed. . .1. that Dr. Budenz's thoughts on communism| remain foremost in all minds. S . .1. that we pray for the President and his Cabinet in their fbattle of nerves with Mr. Khruschehev. . . . that the Mercyhurst family have a Happy Easter.

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Whether or not seniority rights should be enforced has always been a debated subject a t | Mercyhurst. Freshmen, naturally, are almost universally against them. But how many of the upperclassmen who say they want them abolished would still hold this opinion while standing" at the end of the cafeteria line—behind droves of underclassmen? The privilege of seniority rights, is something the college student works for and deserves. A sophomore is one year ahead of a freshman in her college achievements, which gives her the right to a little respect. No underclassman is expected to pay homage to her seniors; but she should realize that the upperclassman has been around a little longer and knows a little more, and therefore should be entitled to a few privileges. This small lesson in humility helps her to realize that special rights and privileges must be earned through one's own efforts. At assemblies the abolition of seniority rights would result in mass confusion. Everyone cannot possibly get through the doors at one time, but they would certainly t r y ! Why create new problems when the present methods work satisfactorily? f Doing away with seniority rights would only lead to disorder and more complaints. Any freshman who is unhappy about them can find f consolj ation in the fact that everyone has to start out as a freshman, and she will be an upperclassman herself some day! W >v ?

Seniority rights are unjust, untenantable, do not reallyfprovide for order, and are a disjuncting force within the school Seniority rights are unjust. In our democratic country very few places tolerate seniority rights. We say we believe in equal rights and opportunities for all. Yet we advocate seniority rights, which do not give everyone equal rights—particularly in the lunch line. It appears that our practices contradict our principles.] Senority rights are uncharitable. Charity teaches us to respect others. Further, it teaches us to be concerned about the welfare of others. Seniority rightsi take the opposite extreme—selfishness- They reflect the attitude of "what's in it for me?" If we were charitable, seniority rights would have no place at Mercyhurst. Seniority rights do not provide for order. In the cafeteria line they only create disorder. Order in assemblies is not the result of seniority r g h t s . The only place seniority rights create order is in the chapel line-up. Seniority rights work against the unity of the school. In the cafeteria there is segregation of classes at the tables during lunch and breakfast. If students from all four classes sat together, ther would be greater interest in school affairs; there would be a greater unity within the student body itself. I If we want justice, charity, and unity, I then we will do something about seniority rights.

"Don't be passive; be active! Stand up for your rights!" This is what we hear day after day in the classroom. But are we practicing this? ± 1 When moderators monopolize meetings, is it because they are tyrannical or because they must assume a role students fail to fulfill by their lack of vigor andjinterest ? Did you go to the spaghetti dinner because you were forced or because you wanted to attend? Many assemblies are compulsory, but —if they weren't. . . ? I Compulsion has to fill in the gap left by lack of initiative. If students would fill this gap by voicing their opinions and doing what they know is right, the democracy they are crying for would triumph. J) As stated in! the catalogue, the purpose of our college is!" . . . the training of the intellect to discern and discover the truth as well as what is best for the individual . . . " D o wef "discern" or are we letting others "discern" for us? If we don't stand up andfact now, will we later? Habits formed here will^determine our future actions. I Peggy Hirsch, MaryfLou Kelly, Barb Ayers,f Carolyn Golanka, Theresa Proulx, Cathie Srbic

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May 27 marks the deadline for the 90dayl ultimat um issued by Russia regarding American, French, and British troops in their respective sectors of Berlin. Berlin, located 110 miles within the Communist sector of Germany, is being threatened by Russia with a blockade similar to that which occurred in 1948 and 1949. This means that the "free" parts of Berlin will be completely cut off from all western aid. Forseeing this, West Berlin has already begun to store essential supplies such as coal, clothing, and food. In addition to this, America has made plans for an airlift. But, profiting from the experience of thejformer airlift,|top United States military|men predict that this one will be far more effective. There is only one way that the plans for an fairlift could become ineffective. That would be in the event that there was an attack by Red planes. However, America has made it evident that such action would be considered as an act of war. I Although it is predicted by military experts that*-the 90-day ultimatum will not be the cause of World War III, there is a very real possibility of war in Berlin. As such, this crisis certainly has a direct bearing upon us as it does upon all Americans and persons of other free nations. k

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If an atom bomb were dropped in the vicinity of Erie, would your name be included among its needless victims? Advance warning allows only a few minutes to seek shelter. In an actual bombing situation, tension would be at a peak and reasoning power a t a minimum. Air raid procedure will have to be known well enough to | be performed automatically. Air raid instructions for Mercyhurst are posted on the official bulletin board in college hall. Learn them. Make them an automatic reaction within you. Safeguard your life against an atom bomb attack. I

How successful would we be as members of the Communist Party ? In all probability, few Mercyhurst girls would |be accepted . . , This rejection would be . . . because of lack of personal qualifications. j| Communists . . . by their active participation . . . have been tremendously successful in spreading their doctrine. This willingness to sacrifice both time and personal interests h a s triumphed over . . . other peoples. For a nation which has the true ideals at its fingertips, we have failed to seize the opportunity. Look at the indifference and lack of zeal on our campus! At|the beginning of Lent, the daily attendance at Mass was inspiring . M Within two weeks, the number of daily communicants dropped tremendously. Not only are we unwilling to sacrifice By CAROLYN SCHEHRER time, but we have also recently shown a lack | A happy St. $ Pat's Day to ye, joyable; the speakers and lec- of cooperation . . . regarding the rules and me lasses, and a happy day it tures have been interesting and regulations J . • At this time of year when should be, with the Irish aura inspiring. There's more that could we should be most devoted to our goal, our of smiles and greetings. And be added, but just a word about lack of zeal is evidenced by our constant comeven if spring hasn't quite donned these forty days nearing a climax plaining, not only about our Lenten fasts the customary green for the day, —it would be well to make suc- and resolutions, but also . . . about school jj ^| Mercyhurst colleens, Irish or not, cessful those resolutions made Ash activities in general. K I Are we going to continue this self-centare sure to be adding a note of Wednesday. "Old Killarney" to the halls. jf While "unconforming" at Open ered, indifferent attitude ? Do we have what House recently, our Beatnik friend it takes to combat this intrinsically evil The season and oncoming holi- offered a few statements about force — Communism? These are questions day seem to call for some J new- it as "real oblivious" and "neat as that each girl must answer.!! p ness here at the 'Hurst, and we our beat." "Those indoor sports Four Senior Students certainly do have it, together will were well with *me, but as for all the excitement of dances, fads, that 'team* bit—we're individand elections. Putting our snow- ualists, remember? And only one shoes away and adding those basketball and volleyball, are "Spring: 1959" styles to our ward- they?—between everyone!" So he 'j A din of controversy has arisen in the robes, we experience a well for- said. It was a "crescending" eve, mulated and often successful lift however, and he hopes to bring past few weeks|from many colleges in our in spirit. Although mid-semester his pad and poetry forfthe next country. The source of the trouble is a paragraph in the Natioinal Defense Education quizzes may have lowered outlooks normal gathering. Act, which made $887 million in government somewhat, things will surely look Well, in an advance greeting loans available to college students. The secbrighter after a looked-forward-to and all at one timec Happy First tion provides that, to qualify for a loan or rest. Day of Spring, April} 1st; and a fellowship, a student must swear allegiance All the concerts have been en- Happy!and Blessed Easter. to the United States and affirm that he "does not believe in, and is not. a member of and does notfsupport an organization that believes in or teaches the overthrow off the United States Government by force or vioJZJR?<* Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. lence or by any illegal or unconstitutional $wrfSsS*L. Member of method." | i f PRESS Associated CoUegiate Press fNSA executive committee has request, Published Monthly ed repeal of the clause. M Editor I Mary Stark However, the loyalty oath is firmly Associate Editor Mary Lou Kelly rooted in, our state and federal governments. Assistant Editors Mary Anne Koss, In Pennsylvania all teachers? and state and Theresa Proulx, county officials', must take the oath before EditoriallStaff . . . . Susan Avery, Eleanor Cavanaugh, assuming their positions. Elaine Curtis, Marlene Hahn, Peggy Hirsch, Joan This outward manifestation of one's Imhof, Joan Kostolansky, Lolly Lockhart, Adele loyalty for his country has psychological Ontko, Kathy Reid, Virginia Rossoni, Agnes Siravalue and seems apropos when concerned cusa, Mary Lee Stadter,] Mary Jane St. George, with our government officials and those reMargaret Topping, Mary Alice Zimmerman. ceiving money under the name of defenseBusiness Staff . . Mary Connell, Margaret McGaughey, On the other hand, it would be wrong for a Betty Phelan, Peggy Ragley, [Dolores Travaglini. country to place the* standard of loyalty simply on the signing of an oath.

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N.S.A. Topic, Students Voice Faith StudentRights Of State Recent N.S.A. conference, held In Secretary at Chatam College, had as its keynote the affirmation of student rights through self-government. Fifty delegates from 12 colleges of Pennsylvania and West Virginia regions attended the three day convention.? The theme was entitled, "New Dimensions* in Student Government Programming." Emphasis was placed on the failure of American students to take advantage of the culture which foreign students here can offer to the intellectual and social atmosphere. Issues of federal aid to education and the stand taken by N.S.A. fc*W concerning the loyalty oath were discussed. Also, N.S.A. nationally has taken a'stand against sending a delegation to the World Youth Festival in order to deny official prestige to the Soviets who wish to exploit U. S. students. Many other proposals were put Daughters of the "ould sod" are plentiful on Mercyhurst's campus. forth to extend student governIt is only appropriate that Irish blood be well-represented in a school ment. Fields of admission policies, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, whose foundress was Mother McAuley, high school! recruitment, orientaan Irish colleen. tion programming, independent The Irish are famous as story-tellers, and Mercyhurst lassies are studies, and curriculum evaluano exception. tion were some specific suggesJoan CMalley and Gretchen Malley firmly believe that they're tions made for student governlong-lost cousins whose ancestors feuded in County Cork. It's true, ment programming. Gretchen no longer has the "O" in front off her name.lbut she says: "My grandfather was on a rickety boat on his | way from Ireland to America. In his excitement he threw the "O" overboard for a lifesaver." Crime and! Punishment, written old women for no apparent reaThe Irish are sometimes thought during the dawn of modern phil- son. His horrible degeneration of as clannish, but often families osophical thought, gives the read- through hate and fear proves that are broken up, never to be reer such an insight into this phi- every criminal suffers uncontrollunited. Colleen Pat Green's anlosophy that" it should be a must able misery inflicted by his own cestry boasts of twin brothers on the reading Ilist of every stu- conscience. His regeneration demwho died, leaving estates to the dent. The psychological depth is onstrates? the power of love and next of kin. Before the heir was so interwoven with violent action, Natural Law. The genius that located, the estate had dwindled tender love, and godless hatred! makes the book a lasting {classic to the Irish equivalent of one by Dostoevsky that one fis trans- presents an emphatic picture of hundred dollars. ported into the characters' minds. the Russian temperament. DosBeing Irish is sometimes assotoevsky subtly, but irrefutably, afciated with being poor, but 'Reen Raskolinkov, a Russian student, firms the existence of a providenMcManus tells us that her an- is obsessed by the theory that an tial God. cestors were kings. Of course she exceptional man may commit any In an age when knowledge of went on to say that everybody in crime to achieve his end. Acting Russia is indispensable to all,* this Ireland is a king—a poor king, upon this theory, he murdered an classic is particularly apropos. maybe, but a king nevertheless. Sue Hall tells of an attempt that .was made to trace the O'Hall family tree. The search came to an abrupt halt whenjit was discovered that one illustrious forbear had jumped out the window of an Irish Although at times it may be doubtful that spring will be accompahotel. And on, and on . . . storiesfare nied by its usual warmth and beauty, this year there is no doubt that told by the Ryans, Corrigans, Sul- it brings new and fascinating entertainment. CBS is in the "spring of things" with "America Pauses for Springlivans, Kellys, Cavanaughs, O'Connors, and McDermotts. Irish folk- time" on March 30, from 7 j30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring top musical perlore lives on, even here in modern sonalities. The Dupont Show of the Month welcomes spring with "The Human Comedy" from 9:30 to 11 p.m. on March 28. On April 10, CBS America, at Mercyhurst College. will present a musical salute to Benny Goodman, "Swing Into Spring," from 9 to 10 p.m. From March 31 to April 11, the Erie Playhouse presents "The Spider," a tricky and exciting melodrama. As a follow up, "Damn I Yankees" opens; it is the story Sister Mary Geraldine, a friend of an ardent baseball fan who of everyone at Mercyhurst, receiv- "sells his soul" so that the Washed | honorary membership in the i n g t o n Senators might snatch the Alumnae Association at the an pennant from s the Yankees. The young American organist, nual luncheon for seniors, held on Richard Elsasser, hailed as the Saturday, March 7. Paganini of the concert organ, With the words, ". . . be it fur- will appear at Cathedral Prep ther resolved, that whereas Sister Auditorium on April 12. The Players, Incorporated, of M. Geraldine has since the opening of the college always been an Catholic University of America, outstanding benefactor to the stu- will come to Villa Maria Audidents in the college and also in j tori urn to present the {Greek play particular to the members of the "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles on Mercyhurst College Alumnae As- April 18, and "Twelfth Night" by sociation,"! Ann Deckop, president Shakespeare on April 19. of the Alumnae Association, preNBC television presents the sented Sister with the cetificate Oscar Awards | on April 6 from of honorary membership. 110:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

By Virginia Rossoni given more assistance in:, carrying Secretary of State John Foster out his duties." Marlene Hahn Dulles' recent operation, with the "Yes. Mr.f Dulles is too ill to concommitant cancer, has raised bear the {burden of his cabinet the question whether he should post." Ginny Font be permitted to continue in his cabinet post. That students regard "No, not now. President EisenMr. Dulles highly for his wisdom, hower should wait a few months his experience, and the esteem he to see how his condition proghas earned for himself throughout resses." Terri DeMatteo the world was revealed by the following answers to the inquiry, "It's difficult to say. If they can "Should President Eisenhower find a competent man, he should choose I a {new Secretary of State be replaced, but definitely continue to replace the ailing John Foster to act as a consultant." Dulles?" Mary Bescher
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No. The President should wait a while until it is definitely certain that Mr. Dulles cannot carry out his duties. He has done so much good that he deserves this." Marilyn Heibel "No. Some of Mr. Dulles' work should be turned over to another man to ease the * burden of the job." i £ Eva Paul "No. We need Mr. Dulles."^ . Darlene Friedman "No. Some of his responsibilities should be assigned to another competent man, but Dulles should remain asfhead oflthe State Department." Cynthia Hauser
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"No. We need a man who knows the world situation such as he. He should not be replaced unless it is absolutely necessary because of his health." Barbara Matts "No. I don't think there is anyone qualified to take over for Mr. Dulles; however, the President should appoint someone to be his special assistant." Denise Dwyer "I don't know enough! about the state of Mr. Dulles' health to give a definite answer. The President is best qualified to decide whether he should be replaced." Sue Stark "No. Mr. Dulleslisjsuch a valuable man that the is desperately needed in the present critical situation." Janet Jordan "No. He should not be replaced unless the demands of the job are injurious to his health." Nancy Hendershot

Dostoevskys \Classie Novel ProvokesReader Interest

"No. We cannot afford to lose such an expert on foreign affairs Sue Cutter and communism." "No. I think that Dulles has such great experience that he should not be replaced at the present time, but that he should be

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NFCCS Aids Students Developing Potential
Increasing awareness of the leadership thatithe Catholic college student must assume is one of the end results of the National FederMarch ation of Catholic College Students. It is one nationwide organization 18—Student Council G e n e r a l Meeting, w i t h campaign that endeavors to turn the potential of every student into action. The NFCCS is a service organization that aims to promote unity among H | speeches, at 1:00. Catholic colleges through an exchange of ideas and the enrichment of 19—Erie Chapter American Red co-curricular life. Every student enrolled at Mercyhurst is a member. Cross dinner meeting. The Mercyhurst senior delegate to the National Federation is 20—Vacation begins after last Margie Walach; junior delegate is Susan Avery. Presently under conclass. sideration $s the choice of a new alternate delegate. These girls diApril rectly represent Mercyhurst in the Lake Erie Region which consists 6—School reopens. 19—Erie Civic Ballet Co.'s demon- of Niagara, St. Bona venture, D'Youville, Rosary Hill, Nazareth, stration and talk. Gannon, Villa Maria,!and Mercyj 9-10—Senior Comprehensives. 12—Glee Club Buffalo NFCCS hurst Colleges. Campus Committees concert. | Committees are set up on cam19—Grace Creswell. folk-singer. pus to co-ordinate work with that done in other colleges, J including C.U.R.A. (College and I University European travelers (left to right) Jane McKenna and Lolly LockRelief Assistance), International hart study the travel I brochures with Ellen McHugh and discuss Discussions, panels, guest speakRelations, Mariology, Missiology, ers, and demonstrations fill the the pro and con of traveling. Ellen hopes to join Jane and Lolly Catholic Action, Family Life, Con- agenda of recent co-curricular this summer in touring Europe. fraternity of Christian Doctrine club meetings. While anticipating the arrival (C.CX).), and Pax Romana, the At the April Order off Gregg of spring and the outdoor sports international movement whose Artists' meeting, the sophomore of (baseball |and tennis, the Ath- goal is world peace. business majors will distribute the letic Association is in the midst On£April 12 Mercyhurst's Glee "Business Leaf" to all OGA memof indoor winter activities. Volley- Club will participate in the anbers. Annually published by sophoball, ping pong, and badminton nual C.U.R.A. concert in Buffalo, mores in the § department, "Busi"Destination Europe." This is the reply three Mercyhurst students are on the agenda and bowling only fone of the multitudinous ness Leaf" contains articles on will give when asked about plans for their summer vacation. is proposed. Matches are scheduled flexings off the eight different Senior Jane McKenna's trip begins on June 13. Leaving from Chifor late afternoon, while Monday committees. Proceeds will help ex- the business world Iand a tribute to senior OGA members. cago, Jane will fly to Paris where she is to spend the summer with her evening is ^swimming night. tend aid to students throughout With the topic of the "Beat married sister. From Paris, Jane expects to take several j tours which the world. Annual tours to Europe In order to extend the number Generation" now prevalent in dis- will include visits to England, Italy, Germany, and (she hopes) Ireland. and Bermuda are also sponsored of indoor activities for next year, On the trip,!which is a graduation gift from her parents, Jane cussions, a panel consisting of stuunder the auspices of NFCCS. Betty Lu Dorsogna, President of dents from area colleges and uni- wants to meet and observe the people of Europe, rather than just visit Aims Realized A. A., announces that tentative {J | versities was held jon March 15 the well-known tourist spots. In conventions, regional and plans for a bowling team and a Another long anticipated dream j nation-wide, the policies of the at Niagara University. J u d y varsity basketball team are under Federation are drawn up. From Wiezorek represented Mercyhurst of touring Europe! will come true discussion. in f the panel discussion on the for junior Lolly Lockhart who will workshops and discussion days Physical education instructor. come practical suggestions and "Beat Generation's" history, char- takejthe NFCCS tour. Lolly sails Miss Patrizio, who plays guard on new projects gleaned from {mu- acters, philosophy, and iliterary from New York Cityf on July 3 the Field's bowling team in the tual exchange. Newsletters keep works. The j March English j Club and docks first in Cobh, Ireland. City Rec League eachf Tuesday member schools well-posted. I t is meeting and panel on the "Angry From there she will tour England, S Dave I Reynolds, i President of night, would like to have a day- through these | functions that the Young Men," England's version of Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Gannon College's Student Counhop team organized to compete National Federation | of Catholic the "Beat Generation" will be sup- five other countries. Lolly is anxious to see the works cil, recently instigated the revival in the League. This would give College Students realizes its aims plemented in a discussion on the of art about which she studied in of a social board between Mercythe non-resident students the op- and benefits its members. "beats" on April 10. | portunity to participate in a sport On March 18, KO Phi, Home her art appreciation course and hurst, gVilla Maria, and Gannon It is noteworthy that the senior that could be undertaken outside delegate to NFCCS has a vote in Economics Fraternity, will enter- to test her mastery of the French Colleges, Hamot and 1st. Vincent of school. Any interested day-hops Student Council because she is tain Mr. Richard Beyer, who will language I on j t h e ! natives I them- Nursing Schools. should watch the bulletin boards also the clubf co-ordinator on demonstrate glassware, silver, and selves. Because! Lolly will be a for anlannouncement. More |for the sake of convenchina. Mr. Beyer is a history pro- practice (teacher! beginning j Sepcampus. tember 8, she cannot return to the ience than anything else, the Stufessor at Gannon and proprietor States via the scheduled tour. In- dent Councils of the five I member of a local jewelry store. &B stead, she will fly from Paris to schools (have agreed to submit Sociology Seminar discussed t h e schedules of their listed social New York on August 29. .$Mm. m& problem f of integration i n t h e #| Ellen McHugh, | another j senior activities for one year. A calendar South a t their March', meeting, class member, is tentatively plan- off future events will be co-ordiwhiles Art d u b enthusiasts toured ning to I tour Europe j during It he nated j for the following school the | Everyman's Show a n d O n e summer monthsJ Ellen will travel year. Since Mercyhurst has in the Man Exhibit a t the Erie Museum with the same NFCCS tour that past never scheduled social events MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . Easter vaca- in lieu of their past meeting. W&m Lolly Lockhart will take. Sfffffflfifijw this far in advance, a possible intion . . . the water shortage . . . "Stardust" . . . Sophomore culture disI Europe might seem like a dream novation on {campus is this precussion groups . . . effectiveness of the new food committee . . . our to some, but these students prove arran ged tea lend a r. boy Ron in the Seminary play . . . progress of the new dorm . . . Joan that more and more "everybody's O'Malley's Delta Sig pin and Eva Paul's diamond. | M Lurline Bygrrave$| | K | doing it. ^^^^^^SB a mi This fall the Social Board will MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE LAUGHING ABOUT . . . the case officially begin. Consisting of the of the missing turtle . . . Mac Mullen's restaurant on second floor . . . When she beheld H i m o n t h e President and Vice-president from MERCIAD woes or "good grief—I lost ten articles" . . . frustrated Cross, & each ^ school, .ithe members will puppies . . . frequent falls to and fro the apartments . . . Homer . . . Mocked a n d murdered for our elect a contact-man who will also Father Martin's favorite "Tantum Ergo" . . . tigers that prowl the sins, I serve as general chairman.| If a dorm . . . "let me put some goose bumps on you" I J. it certainly is Was there not hatred in h e r heart meeting of the board is necessary, square of a circle to be round. '( For m a n , whom Christ then gave the contact-man will be informed and he will schedule the meeting. MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE COMMENTING ON . . . campus to her? • I shoes . . . Professor Budenz . . . eucher games in the lounge . . . the Nay! Mother of ^Forgiveness, she A previous attempt at a social senior's spaghetti dinner . . .ffSUE AVERY and MARILYN Embraced the sinful and the weak board was/made in 1956-1957 but BUCHANICK, respective Campus Cover and Best-Dressed Girls . . . Took them as her children too, fy it failed because of a misundersudden appearance of plants in the freshman dorms . . . square danc- And! loves them for the Savior's standing concerning \ a scheduled ing in gym classes . . . spring-like weather . . . Dr. D., Thomist countersake. I w> date accorded to a member school. part on campus . . . the successful open lounges made possible by student-Council's social committee . . . requirements for entry into the diet club—100 pounds. » Burkenn's Pharmacy H KJ' UICDCTCD'C WEBSTER'S Corner 38th St. and Pino Are. NEW WORLD DICTIONARY Phone 01-7264 j ^ f e ^ of the American Language, College Edition Erie, Penna. | |

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