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Associated Collegiate Press will hold its annual convention in New York City at the Hotel New Yorker, November 12, 13, and 14. The ACP serves member publications .with information and guides to better newspapers and yearbooks. The Merciad and Praeterita subscribe to the services of ACP and are accredited each year by this service. Delegates traveling to New York from Mercyhurst are: Mary Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation annually Stark, editorlof Praeterita- Linda Rosinski, art editor of Praeteritaawards 1000 fellowships|for firstTheresa Proulx, editor off Meryear graduate study. The chief ciad; and Mary Anne Koss, aspurpose of this fellowship prosociate editor of Merciad. •• gram is to offset the* critical Main speaker at the convenshortage of qualified college tion will be Chet Huntley,!noted teaching careers. | NBC-TV news commentator. Contrary to most fellowship m Mercyhurst will observe AmeriHighlighting |the three days of offers, the Foundation does not conferences are student-advisor can Education Week November 10 accept applications directly from panel discussions, a series of and 11 with a program of lectures "Learn^from a Pro" lectures feastudents; candidates f for U the dealing with the problems of edu- turing newspapermen from ^New award must be nominated) |by ,a faculty member. AH members of cation. These lectures will be giv- York papers, Jand individual-help en by two speakers prominent in conferences.^ Displays and materthe Mercyhurst faculty* are permitted to submit £ nominations. their respective Ifields, which^ih- ials concerning both newspapers Students must indicate [interest directly relate to education. jlsiaM and yearbooks offer new ideas to Gazing into the waterless fountain and wondering: \ who will be and ^ ability in order to receive«a • Dr. Howard White will address editors {attending the convention. queen of the! Harvest Moon Ball are the four candidates, Ellie nomination. E | ^ | ^ ^ ^ ^ B i j S | g 9 the students in the Little Theater I Mary Stark has been chosen by Roberts, Paillette O'Gorman, Bernice Pinczewski, and Marg: Ryan. on November 10, 1959, at 10:45 ACP to serve as a panel member |: Approximately e i g h t seniors a.m. Dr. White is the Consultant with the group to discuss "Yearwere ^nominated fort grants for on American Government Affairs. book Staff I System & in J Schools the 11960-61 I school I year. I These He J is the Professor of Govern- Having Less Than 4,000 Enrollstudents I will j be I screened' [by ment at Miami funjyersity, Ox- ment."! Past editor \ of | the Mermeans I of J applications and perford, Ohio, and has managed to ciad, and present editor of Praesonal! interviews. I Recipients are combineihis teaching of political teria, I Ma ry is J well - qualified to not announced until February, jig science with leadership in public speak on this topic. W K w ^ ^ B B £ Miss Louise Kamenjar, MercySt. Joseph's Hall will be the scene of the L annual Harvest Moon affairs. The theme of Dr. White's ra Concluding the i 1959 I convenhurst I Campus H Representative, Ball, sponsored by the National Federation of Catholic College Stuspeech will be "Education: j 6oft tion will be a Saturday luncheon emphasizes the fact that this is dents, this Saturday evening, November 7, nine to one o'clock. Sssljlw^ or Hard." ffli I K i H I H r - featuring| Mr.I Norman | Cousins, an excellent opportunity for qualvice-president and editor of SatIf. Crowning of the queen will highlight the 1959 charity ball. During ified students. Teachers lor stuintermission Sue Avery, senior NFCCS delegate, will crown one of the I At 11:00 p.m. I on [Wednesday, urday Review. Mr. Cousins will dents desiring I additional! inforMargaret J. discuss j his | recent I travels! to four candidates, senior, Marg Ryan; junior, Bernice Pinczewski; November 111,! Miss mation may consult Miss Kamensophomore, Ellie Roberts; or freshman, Paulette O'Gorman, class Spellacy will deliver a lecture in Russial and Iron Curtain J counjar. E B f f l ! w. \ '^m^WK^Bi representatives vying for the queenship. H9H the Little Theater. Miss Spellacy tries. iMit^ i ^ ^ H ^ ^ ^ H k s ^ l is the Juvenile {court Judge in Each class supports its candi»m Cleveland!, Ohio. She is the first C O N G R A T U L A ^IONS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ date by selling raffle tickets on a woman judge,ever to *be elected To the editors, advisor, and $100 U. S Savings Bond The ttPthe- Juvenile^Court of- Cuya>- staff of the ^959 PKAEllERrr^ class with the highest per capita hoga County. "Mandate for the which earned FIRST CLASS ratrate on ticket sales wins the Catholic Educated Woman" is the ing from fAssociated! Collegiate topic of Miss Spellacy's talk. crown for its nominee. Proceeds of the dance, which is i the first big project t of $b the I year I for NFCCS, are J designated fort the

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Catholic University? Relief Administration scholarships and na: :r :; tional dues. ^fe^ '—'MH| . 'l^HB Senior|aspirant for the* title, Marg Ryan, is an elementary education major* from Ellicottville, New York. Cadet Bernice Pinczewski, an Erie-ite, is the choice of the junior class. Jamestown, New York, is the home of sophomore Ellie Roberts, an|art major. Biology major Paulettef O'Gorman, from Batavia, New York, represents the freshman choice.!

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Around the World:. • , <. "• ~' ' '''^^'^^^^^SBKIE :-f^f Germany's Conrad Adenauer * journeyed to France for a Parisian parley with General DeGaulle. Both gentlemen have agreed that another summit conference is necessary and should: be held j sometime next Spring. Desires in London and Moscow lean toward an earlier get-together, while U. S. hopes seem to be reflected in the reports that President Eisenhower's suite in the Villa Geta at Geneva |has been : ordered ready for occupancy in early December. V ^ ' - . i w S ^ ^ S ^ H B H wA America's new found friend, Comrade Khrushchev, is surprising everyone with his willingness to make a compromise Berlin deal acceptable to the West, and with his reported rejection of Red China's Mao Tse-tung's demand for Soviet-made nuclear weapons. S 3 W B M

I f c Castro and his Cuba ere back in the headlines again—this time with another mass meeting of thousands of Cubans, called to protest Don against "foreign intervention," and "armed aggression" by the United States. The plane which "bombarded" Cuba with leaflets and a few s "So how do you get the collar their necks trying 2 to recognize a bullets last week is said to have been American-based. The U. S. hopes oni straight?"! "Oh, Stella,! your particular freshman § amidst the that Fidel realizes that the man behind the "bombardment" was an Parisicreationfis lovely!" "I don't sea j of white on Sblackl marching exiled Cuban leader. . .i ^ ".-# u, •fc^fe&jjfej3ffijSflB^WMIB^^^^B know which lis the front of the down the aisle of the Little The|J Rev. James Peterson will con>: 4: ater. If a glimpse is not^caught Stateside: *"•,-'-••• '' ^ ^\liKflfwwB^KKKm ^E^^^^^B ^ I l l m f l B a B duct the annual Day of Recollec- cap!" | In I the crisis-approaching i steel strike, union and management Does alllof this sound familiar, then, there will be another chance tion sponsored by the Sodality on Upperclassmen? It probably brings — when each freshman ••$ crosses' negotiations were resumed last * week after thef Third U. S. Circuit Saturday, November 21. back memories of past Freshman the stage for the capping by;the Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, acting Jon a petition by the union, The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Investitures, when former frosh Senior Class officers. ^ § T * j v ® ^ | stayed the hack-to-work provisions of an order issued by a Pittsburgh with Father facing §the congrega- were officially welcomed into the I Dr. Donatelli. presiding over the federal district court, -^permitting only that part which required new tion, will be offered atJl1:30 ajn. Mercyhurst Student Body. ' S f l B ceremonies, willl give a speech of bargaining to remain in effect. |||f | m J9H f | Conferences are s c h e d u l e d Although there has been a two- welcome. And, if 1 this year is per Ijl November 2 was the day on which handsome Charles Van Doren throughout the day, closing with week upset in the College!Calen- usual, tears! will I flow when the was to testify before the Senate Subconimittee|investigating graft in a; Holy Hour at 3 p.m. dar, it has n o t , dampened g the Olee Club (does its rendition of the TV industry. The grand-scale upheaval is the result*of the disspirit of the|1959 freshmen, who "Blessed! Art!Thou"! and "Halls covery of some too well-rehearsed contestants in our biggest TV quiz Fathers Peterson is Professor of fj I T &jB3| programs. Perhaps someone should hang signs similar topthose now are eagerly anticipating 1 their ofilvy." I Theology and Directorlof the St. postponed Investiture. Not only *| A tea, given by the Big Sisters, found in every 'Hurst classroom intthe offices of television executives. Thomas More Club at Gannon do they have in mind the pros- will bring the. ceremonies to an College, Chaplain of Y.C.S. at * I pect oflreceiving their caps and» encfi. | Fromi then Ion I each fresh- Erie in T H »f * ajfo \^¥^^^l^a^^gWI^Mmf^tKai^^\ Mercyhurst, and Director of VoLocal voters flocked* to the^poles this Tuesday to select—among gowns, butfthey will have a re- man will knowlthat there is to be cations for the Diocese of Erie. union with friends and relatives— a tassel in her right eye at Mass other officers—the man to head the city's | government if or the next The entire student body is in- for many it will be the first since in the morning. But the symbo- four years. The Republican candidate, Harvard-educated John English, vited to participate in this Day of the beginning! of school. lism of that tassel will never be opposed {popular incumbent J Arthur Gardner,! in a battle for office Recollection. J ^ H i that involved unusually equal "sides."f The visitors will be craning forgotten, x §

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On EFriday, November 20, a vast assemblage of church hierarchy will dedicate to Mary the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D. C. The ceremony will represent a public act of American homage to Mary's Immaculate Heart and a plea for her protection. In 1846,1-Mary was formally pronounced the Patroness of the United States. She is the mediator whose hands will channel our pleas for peace to the throne of God. How many of us take advantage of this dedication to beg Mary for intercession? We ourselves can become a part of this consecration by adding our prayers to those of the Church on that same day.

An Ounce of Etcetera
By Elaine Curtis Nearly every library table is full; the lights are on because it is a dreary day. A blonde girl on the right sits completely lost in perusal of what is it?—Greek history? On the right a girl is staring out the window, "while visions of sugar-plums dance through her head." Her sugar-plum at this particular time may be her dress for the NF dance; or merely a curiosity, "Why aren't the leaves so brightly colored!this fall?" in any case, the leaves of her book turn no more than the leaves of the trees. to the end. A project finished and done well, for instance, leaves a pleasant after-taste. The secret of happlnss is the maintenance of a balanced diet. The initial stage of adjustment and tension and strain is over—a comfortable feeling seems to float around—it's strange how we can become accustomed even to turmoil if we know we must. We begin to fit ourselves into the groove. Life is like a good record; the more it goes around, the more we hate to lift the needle from its groove. A favorite record will be played again and again, and each time we hear something new and differentfand exciting. So Jit is with life. We move in fa pattern, but enriching memories can make that pattern new andf; different and exciting. To enjoy the record of our life to the fullest, we must learn to perceive and appreciate all of the elements which constitute it. S B f ^ i ^ i e S S l

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What was the purpose of abolishing seniority rights? To any thinking person it was mainly to alleviate the situation of having some people stand in the cafeteria line for 25 or more minutes only because upper classmen keep pushing them back. This practice is certainly un-democratic and un-Christian. It seems, however, some people think that seniority rights were abolished so that they could race across campus from Mass to breakfast as if Ithey hadn't eaten in weeks. The purpose of this dog-eat-dog track meet seems to be to see how many people one can get ahead of in line. To an onlooker this activity vividly resembles a herd of animals being called to feed. _ \ f And so when seniority rights were abolish^ ed, instead of our seizing the opportunity to be respectful, we only proved that we are so immature that we have to have rules forcing us to act as college ladies should. §g I Peggy Hirsch

On December 10, 1925, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Lucy Dos Santos, the surviving participant of the Fatima apparitions, and said: "See, my daughter, htow.my heart is encircled by \ thorns with which ungrateful Our plums of distraction canmen pierce me at every moment by their not all be sugar-coated. Some will blasphemies and ingratitude.". Our, Lady be very bitter; the realization of promised salvation to sinners and peace to the eminence of war or the inthe world, if we will pray, make sacrifice, and ability to complete or comprededicate ourselves to her Immaculate Heart. hend an assignment. Then again, ^ s o m e of our distractions are more If God allowed Mary to be conceived with- than sugar-coated; they are sweet out the stain of original sin; if he made her the Mother of God, a tabernacle for the Christ of the New Covenant; will He not listen to her : pleas? The very fact that Mary appeared several times to urge prayer,.?sacrifice, and True friendship-;is a|rewarding dedication, reveals her wish to4ielp uss 1^ relationship seldom acquired 'by Today we are facing a conflict of »two manyjbecause they lack considerideologies; not just communism versus capi- ation, thoughtfulness.j or perhaps talism, but mainly, atheism versus .Relief. the ability to share. Consider your •Will.our times see the desecration of the own actions toward your friends. Holy Name oflChrist? Mary's message is If Compare your associations with clear. We must answer it. ^f^fF^' W your closest friends to your re'.:»-••> . • »

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The excitement that fills college hall and the dorms! when fanf old! friend arrives is familiar to all|of|us. Everyone is eager to meet him; they rush to the nearest window just to get a good look at him—or to the "information room" for the opportunity of saying, "hello." j None of us would ever think of passing a friend ? without ; saying; "hello." Yet Mercyhurst students, weren't, able to say "hello" to. their Begst Friend So many weren't eager to meet Him. Nor did they wish even to see f Him. The recurrent comment heard on|campus was, "Is Unrequired to go to Mass on Saturday morning ?" By this and similar questions, students of Mercyhurst College were in reality asking, "Do I have to say "hello" to my best Friend, to Christ my King and Saviour, during Forty Hours Adoration." - ^? Lolly Lockhart

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tions } (Mass ; and'; Benediction), tennis shoes are taboo—shut out of your happiest and most peaceful moments. Do you continually exclude your friends from sharing the best part of your life? ^ > • " | How do you rate as a friend? Do you treat people like a pair of Sunday shoes and associate with them only on special occasions, or do £ you consider them just dirty sneakers and let them be part of your * routine life? Nfeither extreme is correct. Your relations with others are not as simple as a^ single pair of shoes, but as complex and as all-inclusive as your whole wardrobe of footwear.
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Not another meeting! This is the reaction of many girls to announcements of club and : : class meetings, assemblies, etc. ^ IBRNHH It is easy to be a "joiner," but being an active participant in extra and co-curricular clubs takes time and energy. Too many girls want to say they "belong" to several organizations, but go half-heartedly—-if at all—to meetings and are strictly "dead wood/'^^H Others are zealous in intent but get involved in j so many activities that they must do less than their best in all they undertake. Then there are some girls who resent going to f one imeeting a month because "it interferes with study time." WslW flj Extra and co-curricular activities afford an opportunity to develop one's whole personality, to give of oneself and reap richly. They should not be neglected; neither should they | p burden. As with all else, the key word is moderation. I T 1

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Editor J i H ^ .i Theresa IProuIx Associate Editor I M|fc-||s I. |L Mary Anne Koss Assistant £ Editors &( | Anne Marie Lepkowski, ! T r msM. Virginia Rossoni, Carolyn Schehrer. SSH^^HH^H^^^riV.' . -M ''' Business Manager | 1 Agnes Siracusa Linda Rosinski Editorial Staff M .__ Peggy Hirsch, Mary Lou Kelly, W^^mMM^M^^^M Joan Kostolansky,;'Lolly Lockhart,, Adele Ontko, \ Kathy sReid, Agnes Siracusa, Mary Stark, Mary Jane St. J George, Margaret Topping,|MaryIAlice Zimmerman, Susan Avery, IElaine Curtis, k)ur thanks to Peg, Lolly, and Linda Evelyn Rinn, Mary Lee Stadter. ^:l:,$^mEHBE^^KnBKB&ffl!&&& for their contributions.* J B R J u d y Doehla Business Staff § S § | ^fSr» Gail Ahlers, Peg Ragley, Mary Connell, Dolores Travaglini, Steffie Stefanskl. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 1 THE EDITORS Photographer , t I Pat Green

Is common courtesy extinct-drubbed from the face of Mercyhurst campus, the fine women's school of eastern United States? I am ^referring to a stampede of over two hundred "mature young ladies" running in a frenzy, wounding innocent bystanders, identifying themselves as the "soup's on brigade.'* Seniority rights were not removed to pave the way for track stars. It is with pride that we say our school is training us to be young ladies — this includes the unwritten law of charity and courtesy towards our fellowmen —or does it? It is embarrassing to h/.ng up this topic of discourtesy, but I have known junior high school students to show more respect towards both faculty and students. % Is there any acknowledgment granted to the hand that feeds us? Perhaps we could break down and show that we do have some manners by uttering the age old "pardon me" and "thapk you." * % One more point — if seniors are toicommand respect from underclassmen, we must respect each other first. Charity begins at home. ;V;^:-t f.Wy%!s:$.-i? 'i£ i Let us not "give up the ghost" of courtesy, but let it haunt us until it will have penetrated our sub-consciou5.f!^r

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CONTESTS
NFCCS The | National Federation of Catholic College Students is considering the commercial publication of a paperback anthology of Catholic student writing. Talented students are invited to submit work by December 1 to James T. Smith, Student Affairs Vice President, NFCCS, 2474 Davidson Avenue, Bronx 68, New York. All manuscripts will be considered, but creative,Irather than critical, material is preferred. Manuscripts cannot be returned because of 1 the time and nature? involved in the publication.

Books Reviews

Modems Need Literature
Continued emphasis on satellites and science requires liberal arts collegians to continue their well-rounded education, keeping abreast of current literature as well asf scientific data. For Thomists, and* those who feel Thomism lacks the vitality to progress, The Degrees of Knowledge is indispensable reading. It is probably the most important work of the Thomist revival. Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology deals with "TheSstuff of Legend" on the layman's level. This book requires little previous knowledge of mythology to be appreciated. Image of America, by Bruckberger, a French Dominican priest, compels the reader to deepen his understanding of the meaning of America. Fr. Bruckberger charts Utopian ideals which Ibrought about the jsettlement of America. Aku-Aku—The Secret of Easter Island, by Heyerdahl, teUs two stories. The first is a detective story of the origin of the people of Easter Island. The second is the story of a Catholic priest, Fr. Sebastian, who is the "Aku-Aku," the real spirit of Easter Island.

Editors Views Differ On Taft-Hartley Injunction
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By Theresa Proulx Governments must take measures available to them to accomplish their aims. A democracy is a government "...of the people, by the people, and for the people/ Therefore, as a democratic country, America* must use available means to accomplish!the common good of its people

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Mademoiselle J Mademoiselle's College Board Contest is aimed at girls interested in some 5 aspect of magazine work—writing! and editing, promotion, fashion, art, advertising "A wife is a girl whose doll is wrapped/in tissue and packed away or ^merchandising. Tryouts must in the closet, a girl with a packet of letters at the bottom of her glove be postmarked iby midnight, No- box and a snapshot album that is never opened—each a fragile link vember 30. If the tryout is ac- with girlhood, each so treasured and so forgotten." *£ cepted, the submitter will become These lines by Alan Beck seem apropos as the weddings of Peggy a College Board Member, one of Hirsch and Salli Illig draw near. Both girls, members of the senior Mademoiselle's representatives at class, will "grace the aisles", during Thanksgiving vacation. Salli, a Mercyhurst. For further informa,dayhop presently teaching second grade at St. Luke's, willlbecome the tion, contact Theresa Proulx by bride"* of Guy Savelli at St. Joseph's [church, Erie, on Thanksgiving a note on the personal board. Day. The marriage of Peggy Hirsch and Bernard Baldwin will •be an event of Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Gregory's Church, North East. Peg is also an elementary education student. V Happy and Hectic -.. The long-anticipated days do Mf* By Mary Lee Stadter not arrive without their own About this time most students begin to feel the strain of the "aca"histories" of hours filled with demic atmosphere" created by assignments, term papers, and tests. hectic. but. happy planning — Even so, gals, don't forget to relax IfThis calls for some top-notch enhunting for gowns that flatter tertainment. each bridesmaid, choosing?; just The Erie Philharmonic Orchestra continues its season schedule the right invitation, and checkwith a program featuring cellist, Rama Jucker, on November 17-18 .at ling, rechecking, and triple-check8:30 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. ing the guest lists. Peggy can reI Theater I late one hilarious tale of "comMaking their fifth \ appearance on the Villa Maria Cultural Series are the Canadian Players in "Taming of the Shrew." The performance ing to grips" with a shoe salesman when the shoes for the is to •:, take place in the Villa bridal party did not arrive in Maria Academy Auditorium on the right sizes. The big decision November 22 at 8:15 p.m. over bridesmaids' dresses found The Collegiate Players of EdinSalli leaving for a coffee break! boro College will stage a producOf the day-to-day excitement the tion of Shakespeare's "Julius future brides can only chorus: After a year of sitting on the "It's wonderful!" Caesar" on Thursday, Nov. 12, at other side of the desk, Junior 8:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at Sharing Cadets returned to classes this 8:15 p.m. and- Saturday, Nov. 14, A novel and enjoyable part of semester, "bubbling over" with at 2:00 p.m. in the college audi- anecdotes of their teaching ex- all the arranging, has been the senior class' sharing and particitorium. perience. pating in the plans. Roommate Evelyn Rinn relates that her extraordinaire, Theresa Proulx, To delight musical-comedy lovers, the Erie Playhouse will pre- students were inquisitive about will be Peggy's maid-of-honor, sent PuUtzerjprize-winning musi- her fraternity pin and asked why while Terri DeMatteo, Val Savcal, "South Pacific," beginning she wore it all the time. Finally elli and Barbara Chicoski will atone youngster decided he knew tend Salli on her big day. Dec. 1. the answer. "Don't you know by And so, with one last chorus of Television, Football now? i She's a member of the "Those Wedding Bells Are BreakFor enjoyable evenings at American Junior Red Cross." ing Up That Old Gang of Mine." home, Erie's television J stations Pat Niebauer and Grace Hann offer high calibre programming. tell how, after preaching to their two members of the Class of '60 WICU's • line-up is as Ifollows: second graders Ho be on time, hit the "Wedding Trail." £ "The Louis Jordan Show" on they were the tardy ones! It Nov. 11 from 10 to 11 p.m : Hall- seems Grace let "NellybeU" run mark Hall of Fame, featuring dry, and the pair were stranded "Doll's House," on Nov. 15 from onlupper Peach Street. James Bastien,^ .twenty-f o u r 7:30 to 9 p.m.; "Miracle on 34th Suzette Cassidy acquired a nine year old pianist from > Portland, Street" on Nov. 27 from 8:30 to year old "bodyguard" who conOregon, will present a program 9:30 p.m.: and "Full Moon Over stantly followed her around and in the Little Theater on WednesBrooklyn," with Art Carney, on even called for her on Sundays to day, Nov. 22. Dec.-i4 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. escort .her to Mass. Mr. - Bastien \- was graduated WSEE offers The Dupont Show Pat Kossler and Carol Sullivan from Southern Methodist Uniof the Month featuring "I, Don two "shorties," had their probversity with Bachelor and Master Quixote," on Nov. 9 from 9:30 to lems? also. During a ? fire drill a of Music degrees. There he ill p.m., and! presenting "Oliver policeman asked Carol where the studied w i t h ^internationally Twist" on Dec. 4. teacher was. A parent of one of known pianist, Gyorgy Sandor. Recipient of first prizes offered For the excitement of a college Pat's students, upon seeing the football game, Morg Edwards class photo, inquired J about the by the Portland Jr. Symphony and the Albuquerque Symphony, plans an excursion to Pittsburgh ibig third grader. | With all the trials 'and tribu- Mr. Bastien has toured the counfor the Notre Dame versus University of Pittsburgh game on lations, the Cadets agree they had try as recitalist and guest soloist Saturday, Nov.I 14. Tickets at a wonderful experience and can't with symphony orchestras. He lis $14.50 include round trip bus fare wait for senior year and new currently on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. teaching assignments. and a box seat.

Two Seniors Announce November Weddings

Theatre, TV Varied Dramatic Plans

By Mary Anne Koss President Eisenhower recently requested; that the Taft-Hartley injunction j be invoked in America's disgraceful steel strike of more than 111 days to force steelworkers to return to the mills for a period of 80 days. The purpose of this act is to give negotiators 80 additional days, while the mills are operating, to settle the dispute. However, if I Union's * McDonald The present steel strike is dis- and Management's Cooper have not come to anything near a asterously iinjuring this common settlement in these four months, good. Since mid-July, 87% of I question that an additional 80 steelmaking in America has days will prove to be the panacea. Many people state that the inhalted. Vital missile, space, and nuclear-submarine programs arc junction would definitely be to the advantage of the steelworkers dangerously hindered. Over 300, because they would return lo 000 workers, not including 500,- work. But, the consequences that 000 steelworkers, are jobless. Ev- could result would hardly make V eryone is feeling results off the this move ^worthwhile. If' In permitting the chief execustrike. tive to step in, Americans are Leaders of the union and a handing over to the government major part of the steel industry more authority—authority| to inshow no promise of Iremedying terfere infstrikes. A precedent' is this situation. Their attitude is set for future /'presidents to fol* revealed* by the report of the low. Where^will this definite President's fact-finding board— trend of giving more power to the "The iboard cannot point to any government lead America? " '"•• single issue of any consequence Furthermore, t h i s injunction whatsoever upon which the Jpar- would be unfair to labor. Why feies are in agreement." should management even attempt '"'] This necessitates government a settlement with labor leaders action. A Taft-Hartley injunction during the required 80 days, when} compelling steelworkers'' to * re- at the end of that period laborer^ sume their jobs for £0 days is the WOuld be forced to return to work only remedy available. -Eighty and money would flow back^intd days is surely not sufficient to re- management's pockets % anywajr? lieve bad effects of the strike- Labor!would be doing its best to However fit is the only applicable settle the strike—but would management? power at the present. |

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November 4, 1959

Sports News
By Barb Spinelli Athletic Association members met October 21 to plan sports for Tuesday and Thursday nights. Among the sports scheduled for these two nights from 6:15-7:15 are volleyball, ping pong, bowling, tennis, softball, badminton, and basketball. Girls in charge will make the arrangements for games and publicity and tabulate the AA points earned by the participants. The club decided to use last year's team names. These teams are the Jaguars, Continentals, Thunder birds, and Volkswagons. Volleyball, Swimming Volleyball has officially opened the sports program for 1959-1960. All students are invited to participate. Swimming will be offered at Setting the stage for a soene of "The Crucible" are J left to right, Academy High School from 4:20Miss Helen {Kelly, Bonnie McGougli, Alice Welte, Dolores Jab5:20 for Mercyhurst students. Arlonski, and Reinette Boling.| rangements can be made through Mary Jean Ferrari. AA provides taxis. AA Halloween Party The | Halloween Party, an annual project of AA. was held October 28 in the corn-stalked, pumpI t is Friday night. The long lines. They a r e even backstage— kin-filled gym. The student body, windows of the library gleam until the stage manager's cry of behind various disguises, paraded darkly in the reflected lights from "Quiet backstage!" p r o d u c e s before a judging board consisting front campus—but below all is (temporarily) the desired result. of the faculty. Prizes were awardn o t quiet. POT the past month, Bongos Mixed With History ed forfthe funniest costume, the the green room of the little TheSometimes a history lesson is most unusual, the cutest, and the ater has been the scene of almost conducted, *as the entire cast prettiest, along! with a prize for constant activity. reads factual reports of the the best group. Three or four thespians may he witchcraft s trials in order to gain Highlights of the evening were onstage, hut what happens to the a ceener insight; into the real a monologue^ by Sondra Konkoly rest of the cast? Home t o them is people of Salem. entitled "Another Episode of Joe t h e -green room. Here friendships An impromptu concert v takes Swartz" and a shadowgram, "The are made, English assignments place at other times. Imagine if Fatal: Scream" portrayed by Judy are done, Russian is studied, and you can, one pilgrim beating the Cardell, Sue Cassidy, and Kit jokes are exchanged. bongo drums while another plays Reese, and narrated by Betty Lu the piano. Scripts With Coffee Dorsogna. Laughter And Disappointment I n one;comer, a group of peoCo-chairmen for the-Halloween The arrival of costumes causes ple might be > discussing religion. Party were juniors Gretchen While another group might i just gales of laughter—the Dan'l Ma lie y and Joan Maloney. as well be talking about the rela- Boone type, complete with coontive merits of instant coffee* as skin; the men are asking, "Are my opposed to real coffee. This topic seams straight?", and wearing is well known, for here the water high-heeled shoes. boils constantly since the actor's I t is not hard to understand November staff of-life is a cup of coffee. why there is a mingled feeling of 7—NFCCS Harvest Moon Ball The dressing rooms are used relief and disappointment when 8—Investiture, American Educanow and then by an actor-student a show is over. The relief Is from tion Week begins who has a particularly difficult long hours spent in tedious re7-8—NFCCS Regional Congress class or a test the next day. The hearsal until a scene is i perfect, atlNazareth College, Rochesrooms make a reasonably quiet and the let-down feeling comes ter, N.Y. | I place to study a script, although from suddenly stopping all the people might be found almost pleasantly enjoyable, though hec- 10—Speech by Dr. Howard White 11—Speech by Judge Margaret anywhere hearing one another's tic, activities in an actor's life. Spellacy 12-14—ACP Convention in New York City; "Julius Caesar'! at Edinboro College lBp 16-20—Quarterly exams ?a ft 21—Sodality Day of Recollection, Feast of the Presentation | | How can college and university about South African apartheid 22—Program by James Bastien, pianist; "The Taming of the students benefit each other na- and government efforts to force Shrew" at Villa Maria College tionally and internationally? The apartheid — segregation — on uniUnited States National Student versities now "open ' to non- 24-29—Thanksgiving Vacation Association (TJSNSA) provides the Whites. US campus comment December 4_6—Gannon Christmas Carnival necessary connections. helped to soften the apartheid TJSNSA is an alliance of] 373 measures* college and university student National "Your Satisfaction Is | governments. Based on the belief » . .1 Nationally, TJSNSA accomplishOur Pleasure t h a t students of colleges and universities are well-equipped to ex- es exchange of helpful ideas and Since 1921 ercise thoughtful judgment on information t h r o u g h ' frequent problems: affecting themselves, its communiques. Information on stuscope is both national and inter- dent conditions, university life and student organizations abroad is Photography national. sent to all member schools. BroInternational &l Bridal Salon $ chures are published: seminar One phase of its international programs are held; USNSA officPortraits functions is accomplished through ers answer questions on visits to Wedding Gowns its representatives to the US NaUS campuses or by letter. tional -Commission for UNESCO. Formal and The National Commission advises USNSA also affects the nation Graduation Gowns the US government on UNESCO as a whole. I t is the only student Store Hours policy in the fields of "education, organization accepted as a conDaily 9 - 6 P . | M . science/and culture." stituent member of the American Mon., & Thurs. 9 - 9 An example of its effect inter- Council on Education. Its officers 444-46 W. 18 St. nationally is the South African serve on the Council's; commitPhone GL 4-8274 apartheid. I t distributed facts tees.

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Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About

Behind Scene Comedies Brighten Actors Work

MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT: . . . "The Crucible," or, Cathy's search for a hussy . . . new rooms for sophs . , . ideas instead of people . . . funeral for Seniority rights . . . the Delta Sig weekend . . Contemporary Cards for Cool Canucks, or, how to lose a friend for the price of a stamp . . . date bureaus . . . El-eders and their picture story books . . . who will be the N. F. Queen—Marge, Bernicc Ellie, P a t . | . works of art on 'Hurst campus, or, who's got the originals? . . , social calendar published by TKE's . . . freshmen elections . . . a new name for the "old" dorm . . . nocturnal seminars . . . ghostly garbs . . . new mothers at the Home Ec house . . . Villanova, here she comes . . . Sr. Janet in stitches . . . rumpled bedspreads . . . new stereophonic albums . . . this paper is too formal? . . . Barbara L's rejection slip from San Francisco. MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE LAUGHING ABOUT: . . . Eileen forgetting a very important dart . . . the Persian rug, or, who stole the welcome mat? . . . got a dime? . . . Lil "Betty Furhness" Egnot . . . "young lady go to the back of the room" . . . electric fans . . . Delores's Cloud Nine . . . the party-going plumber . . . blue Monday or? blue wash? "garbage"—disillusioned sophs . . . third floor residents sliding down the bannisters, or, English majors on schedule . . . Butch . . . Sr., Michael's "dry kitchen" . . . the hanging of G. Ronald . . . our altarboy of Forty Hours fame . . . the economical clothesline. MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE COMMENTING ON: . . . the case of the missing suitcase . . . cocktail parties (shrimp, that is) . . . the new date room . . . one hundred and fifteen strong at St. Bona's. &CYHURST GIRLS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT: . . . too much TV disrespect shown upperclassmen . . . mud, mud, mud . . . falling bookshelves, or, "Look out below!" . . . "private, soundless" phone booths in McAuley.

Liierary Club Talks, Writes
Contributions for the Judean Sand, Mercyhurst's literary magazine, are being solicited now, and! all those who wish to write should sign the paper on the miscellaneous 'bulletin board in College Hall. Types of | articles that may be submitted include: essay, short story, critiques, and) poetry. Although the magazine will not be published until February, articles will be needed much in advance. Those in charge are: Sandy David, editor, Judy Weizorek, assistant editor, and Lurline Bygrave. M 1 ;) Also on the agenda for the Literary Club activities are several coffee hours. When^the dorm is completed, these will take«place approximately once a ^ month in the first floor lounge Jin McAuley Hall.| During these * gatherings, poets||authors, and their works will I be * discussed.; -$51. 11*'sBBbB

'Hurst Girls Teach CC D
St. Pius X once said, "Ignorance of Christ is the greatest enemy of Christ." Along with many other Catholic lay people, a group of Mercyhurst girls are helping to remedy this situation by teaching as members of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD). At the present time twenty-nine Mercyhurst girls are doing actual teaching in nine parishes inland around the Erie area. Their duties consist of teaching one or two hours a I week at their assigned parishes. Twelve more girls are acting as "substitutes," that is, teaching when a c-atechist is needed, and performing other necessary tasks to help out their fellow teachers. In addition to those f teaching, Mercyhurst has nine girls studying for their CCD degrees. '$ Their training period takes place once a week a t the Mother-house of the Mission! Helpers of the Sacred Heart and!lasts for a semester. For those ?interested in taking t this course on either the element ary* or high school level, newtcla sses will begin second semester.
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