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as they launch on a new career

left

to right: Mary Hurley, Conn., Shells Morris, Illinois, M. Rachel Shine, North Carolina, Pauline

Westlake, Florida, M. Catherine Walsh, Mich.,

Jakubowskl, New York, Catherine

at Mercyhiirst. Representing the nine states present in the freshmen

BRIGHT SMILES ARE SEEK on the faces of,i these nine frosh

class, they

from

are

Mary &Ann Cunningham,

New Jersey,

Barbara

Mlsfeldt, {Ohio,

and; Anne Sedelmeyer, Penna.

Hurst Throws Open Door For First Open House

Mercyhurst will throw open Its doors tomorrow evening as it holds its first open house in the College gym from eight to twelve. General Chairman of the affair, Joan Clancy, has extended an invitation to the young men of Gannon, G-E co-op, Edinboro, Allegheny, St. Bona- venture, Behrend Center, Alliance, and Canisius. Marking the first of October, the decoration committee, headed by Pat Murphy, is planning to transform the gym into an autumn scene fitting for the gay festivity.

The Haener Band will provide the music for the dancing. Pro- ceeds will go to the Student Coun- cil for the purchase of a stove for the kitchenette and a television set for the lounge.

will be servedjby

Five Changes Faculty

Mercyhurst

will

see

a

few

changes in faculty with the open- ing of the fall term. Rev. Robert Goodill will replace Msgr. Latimer as professor of. religion.

Sister M. Daniel, new instructor in social sciences, received *her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mer- cyhurst and her M.A. in sociology from Duquesne University. During the summer, Sister Daniel attend- ed the Institute in Industrial So- ciology, which is sponsored ; by John, Carroll University and the Industries of the Cleveland;area. She has taught at St. Justin's High School in Pittsburgh for the past several years.

Deloras Fratus. a

1954 Mercy-

hurst graduate, will replace Rox- ana Downing as art instructor. Miss Downing was awarded a fel- lowship for study at Cornell Uni- versity.

Replacing Miss Brackett as in-

structor in physical education

O'Hern

is

Miss

Jane

of

Winthrop,

degree

from Sargent College of Boston University. w i n addition toJ these changes. Sister M. Immaculate will take the place of Sister Denise as resident nurse. Sister Immaculate received her! B. Is . in nursing education from*Mount Mercy in Pittsburgh. She } also I studied psychiatry at Seton Institute* in Baltimore and for the past yearvhas been night supervisor| at Dubois Hospital.

TalentedAlumna To*Be Featured

Mass.

She

received

her

^8 Selected as the outstanding so- loist a t the New Mexico Press As- sociation Convention was Miss Marilyn Langniyer, who will re- turn to her Alma jMater, October 10, for a benefit concert. Only last winter Miss Langniyer. 1950 Liber- al Arts graduate, entertained at an assembly ghere and was very well received by the student body and faculty. Her program will in- clude opera arias in several for- eign {languages. Giovanna D'Onofrio Klopp, one- time directress of the Mercyhurst College Glee Club fwill be Miss Langmyer's accompanist in this concert. Marilyn is now making her home in ;Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is continuing her studies at the University of New Mexico and is also enrolled in the Kuasnoff School of Ballet.

re- ceived excellent reviews on her recent performance in the Univer- sity of New Mexico Opera Work- shop's production of "The Mar- riage of Figaro" in which she por- trayed and sang the part of Sus- anna. Two of her important en- gagements included Sandia Base and a concert in Los Alamos, the center of atomic research. £

This

talented

alumna

has

Refreshments

Georgia Lackey. In charge of pub- licity^ Carol Kelly, Acting in the

capacity of hostesses will be Gerry

Marge Williams, Lor-

raine Reiohel, Marky Foley, and Mary Kienzle.

O'Doherty,

MEROIAD

MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIEJPA.

September 30, 1954

Mother Eustace Assumes Role As ^President

I New Parish

Finds Home

O

Campus

The resident students

invite

the Sisters and lay faculty to visit the 2 residence halls on Monday evening, October 4, to view the results of the interior decorating prowess of the students.

%

Vol. XXVI, No. 1

Of

,

Navy

Dockd

Chaplain

At

Year

Mercyhurstl

\ 1

Mercyhurst's familiar antique room has been replaced by a modern

A new parish has invaded Mer-

cyhurst ! Sin ;. a < decree J signed by Archbishop Gannon August 28, St. Luke's Parish was given tits formal boundary lines. The $250,-

office. Very much at home at a desk in his new post when interviewed^ •

was the econome of St. Luke's Parish and Mercyhurst's new professor of religion, Rev. Robert D. Goodill. ^fli^W^^H^H B

Father's enthusiasm about his work at both St. Luke's and Mer-9 cyhurst caused him to speak eagerly about his plans, but a little less 8 freely about himself. However, Father talked of Erie as his home town,8 of his college days at St. Charles, Catonsville, Maryland, and the com-S pletion on his A. B. degree, on scholarship, at the Catholic University, B Washington, D. C. Father Goodill followed this up with four years of study at the North American College in Rome. | % ^ *^lHB^^HBS

000 jplantjwil l occupy l a J par t of

the former campus of Mercyhurst,

2501 feet I west oflthe college on

Il l only I the

East

38th Boulevard.

is

I However, 1 it

not

grounds of the college which will be J affected by I this | innovation. Christ!the King Chapel Shas al- ready been! "taken over" by St. Luke's. Here the parishioners' first Mass was celebrated on September 5; landithree additional Masses will| be Isaid each! Sunday}with confessions on Saturdays!at 4:30

and!7:00. ||H H If

I AI parochial 1 education is now being conducted

program

at*Mer-

cyhurst for public school children of 1st.I Luke's. Catechism classes are being taught by four Sisters of Mercy and four lay catechists.

I St. I Luke's! will} embrace

three

thousand persons included in sev- en hundred pioneer Catholic fam- ilies who were previouslyi mem- bers of? six other Erie parishes.

Two-thirds of the parish lies tin

the ;'4Slty of Erie;| the Jremaining

third-of

1ts v area ; lies in Millcreek M

Township.

The first unit of *the plant will be a combination edifice embrac- ing an eight-classroom school, to be staffed by the Sisters of Mercy and accommodating 450 pupils, and; an ^auditorium-gymnasium convertible for Sunday and week- day Mass purposes.*A rectory and church will later be constructed.

*?Q*U$6£ .

Hyhfaple, DISPATCH Society

Editor, will address the MERCIAD

staff

on the

subject? of

in Journalism."

"Worn

Recalling his service days, Fa- ther traced his naval career through thirty-two months of the second!World War and seventeen months of the Korean War. Dur- ing the latter campaign he, along with five other chaplains of dif-

ferent faiths, served as staff chap- lain to a flotilla of five ships, making runsjbetween- Japan and Korea. Father's good work was recognized and his record climaxed with his receiving of the citation

"Naval

1954."

Chaplain

of

the* Year—

Outstanding Honor

Questioned on this

outstanding

, honor,

Father

Goodill

explained

the origin and presentation of the

award. The title is given annually to one chaplain from each branch of service by the B'nai B'rith in

chaplain,

honor

of

the

Jewish

ser-

chap-

lains of different faiths, after se- lection and approval by his com-

Goode, who gave his life in

vice. From

nine |hundred

manders, the society

giving

the

award

finally

narrowed

the

field

to one, Father Goodill.

During the entire interview, Father wore a smile which prom- ises to become his "password" into Mercyhurst activities. He express- ed his anxiety to meet the girls in the sophomore, junior, and .senior religion classes which he will teach. Father has had a taste

.i

of college teaching in the ! 1946 summer session at Gannon.J&^^H On the day of this interview, Father Goodill had broken ground for St. Luke's Church and school. He is anticipaitng much work for the coming year so that next year will find a completed St. Luke's. Father explained that the girls and sisters at Mercyhurst tmust join him in his period of adjust- ment, since all his parish J work will be done through the use of the college and its campus, jg ^ Asked if he had a few choice words |jfor the Mercyhurst girls, Father said only that they Sin

9

• Mother! M. Eustace

named § president off Mercyhurst College. Her role las President of the College is ex-officio by reason of her election as Superior of the Sisters of Mercy of the EriefDio- cese last June. mBB^MjjWB^BB

is Mother I M. Eustace has been professor of English at Mercyhurst forteighteen years, havingItaken her Ph.D. at? Catholic University and done post-graduate Iwork at St. John's University in Annapo- lis, Md; She?will continue to con- duct her reading | seminars I that have been! so | popular I with the English majors. H^lnB^^Si S

has

been

themselves are choice enough.

Freshmen Await Investiture Day

The academic cap and gown, symbolizing the jjfinal acceptance into our academic community, will be awarded to eighty-four fresh- men on Sunday, October 24. The ceremony will take%>lace in the Little Theater with the entire stu- dent body andifaculty attending. This will be the first time that the parents of the class of 1958 will return for a formal ceremony involving their daughters. The ceremony in which the freshmen will be welcomed by Dr.

initial participation in an official ceremony oflthe college. A senior, representing the student body, will address the freshmen and their class president will reply in an acceptance of the responsibilities of a college student. She will also lead her class in the pledge of allegiance to Mercyhurst and to her ideals.

Following the investiture, the students and guests will assist at benediction in the chapel. The day's activities will be concluded by the traditional formal tea for the freshmen and their parents.

the

Education department, marks their

Michael J.

Relihan, head

of

Part

Two

Accept The Challenge!

Once again Mercy hurst has extended her arms and gath- ered into her fold another class of freshmen. To you, the Class of '58, this gesture represents only a part of the warmth and sincerity that is so much a part of Mercyhurst. The sentiments behind the many "Welcomes" that you have received are more than indicative of the cooperation and enthusiasm that will be yours from the faculty and your fellow classmates on your every future endeavor.

You are on the brink of a wonderful experience that will be exactly what you make it. And our faith and loyalty in you tell us that you will make it worth your while. Through- out your four years here many opportunities will open^up to you. Some will have to be refused, others accepted. Your de- cisions at these times will help you grow in wisdom and teach you the art of good judgment. Always remember to take only those paths which will lead you to your final goal. The many qualities that are an integralfpart of Mercy- hurst will soon become a part of you. Your exit in '58|will be enhanced by that special glow that radiates round about a "good Christian woman" who not only has acquired but also practices the fundamental principles of Catholic living. And for all this you have accepted a:challenge—"May no one be less pure, less true, less kind, less noble, for having been a fellow traveler in our journey toward eternal life." May your life be that challenge!

Mercyhurst Rates \High At National Conference

• ^

| ;The home stretch of my vacation was spent in the windy city of

Chicago. I must confess that La m not qualified* to verify

the

use of

the term "windy" for during my stay in Chicago I hardly set foot out- side the Congress Hotel. What was keeping me so occupied? The Student Government Presidents' Conference, sponsored by the NFCCS Com-

mission on Student Government.

W

After the general sessions, the conference was divided into several

panel groups according to size, type of school, co-ed or otherwise. Dur-

ing these sessions we were able to who were having and coping with gave us a great deal of satisfac- tion was the realization of how far on top Mercyhurst ranked with other schools of her own caliber. She had a lot to offer, as well as to take. There were few sug- gestions brought up that I Mercy- hurst was | not already using to the best of her advantage or which she had not incorporated in some form or other. It was a great feel- ing to see that all the work that has been done in the past has not been done in vain.

really

discuss our problems with students

these same problems. What

attendance, including the large universities. Very few had any more than eight members. The panei| suggested a second vice- president who would be the chair- man of a club coordinating com- mittee. This second vice-president would meet with representatives

from all the clubs and speak in the council in their behalf. Our Stu- dent Council would thus be com- posed of | representatives of the classes, dayhop representatives, MBRCIAD and PRAETERITA ed- itors, NFCCS and NSA delegates, Sodality Prefect and officers of the Council. Such a large Council as we have now is very unwieldy. A smaller group could get so much more acomplished in much less time, and yet the schoolI would still be democratically represent-

ed,

v

Let us continually keep in mind the best interests of the school and always remember that useful re- forms are always to be desired, but not officious and meaningless changes every few months.

But our job is not nearly finish- ed. There are still many steps

forward to be taken

point system, student activity cards, improvements in the stu- dent board of discipline and mon- itor system, handling of* student funds, student-faculty relations, club coordination. The list could be lengthened, &ut for a minute let us just look at the latter point —club coordination.

Mercy-

stu-

•* activity

It

was discovered

that

hurst has one of the largest

dent councils of all the schools in

-ei

-lis

sfcaB

9£tt

THE

MERCIAD

Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.

Member

off

Associate Collegiate

Press

"All American"

Editor Associate Editor Assistant Editors Business Editor Contributors to this

issue:

Reichel,

Jo

Ciancaglini,

Barbara Bowen, Roberta

.

McNulty

Marge Williams

Carol Kelly, Judy Roseberry T^ary Kienzle

Lorraine

Martha

Edith Lauler,

Margaret

imboden.

Hirsch,

Jean

Heavey,

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September 30, 1954

Grads Of 1954 1 Shatter World'

By

Jody

Ryan

Despite the fact that many of the class of '54 swore after prac- tice teaching that they were through dealing with the impossi- ble younger generation, now that September has rolled around again, we find that many of them are back in the classroom, on the other side of the desk.

Teaching in the elementary grades in Erie are Donna Albrycht Hausman, Terry Gorny, Sis Mc-.j Cabe and Patty Ulrich while Mic- key O'Donnell, Marge Sueta, Mary Mullaney, Betty .Seymour, Clare Schamming and Phyllis Klenner are coping with the little darlings near their own home towns.

Facing a bigger, if not brighter, challenge are those gals who have chosen the high schools in which to distribute their knowledge. Don- na Byers, Jean Drouhard Lewis and Jerry Kingston have returned to Erie to teach English in Mc- Dowell high school. Ginny Kelly is sticking to the education field in home economics near her home town. Peggy Grace, besides teach- ing business courses, is a fresh- man class advisor; Barb Klein is

j teaching art in Niagara Falls, N. Y.; and Annf Kennedy is proving that you can do something with a French major by teaching same in Warsaw, N. Y. Deloras Fratus has taken Roxana Downing's place in the Mercyhurst art de- partment and Noreen Preedit is teaching art in Springdale, near

Pittsburgh.

|

In the soci field, we find Pauline Turner out at Warren State hos- pital, working, and Janet Brem- mer with Catholic charities here in Erie. Maryann Cutri, Sophia Mazionyte, Vija Odeiko and Judy Ellermeyer are waiting to take

their state exams in medical tech-; nology, now that they have finish- ed their year in the lab at St. Vincent's; and Kay Mainzer is planning to begin her year of interning there. Also interning is Gerry DeFazio, who plans to go

on I with her home ec career in

dietetics. Jean Broscoe is demon-

strating electrical appliances with Ohio Eastern Electric company in Youngstown, O. and Mary Ann Hayes is learning the retailing business from the bottom up in

a Buffalo

Pauline Solida has returned to her favorite haunt, Washington,

department

store.

where she is staying at the home of Pat Royer, while Marlene Di- Mattia and Mary Lou Scalise are

over in sunny Italy enjoying scenery.

the

Former

business

student,

Dor-

othy Zuzula, is teaching in a pri- vate school in Cleveland, O., and Roseann Andio is continuing her education at Youngstown college where she plans to pick up some credits in elementary education.

Still trying to decide whether to work or rest are Ann Downing and Sally Batchelor, and at the present time they are about the most envied in the class.

The

students

to

death

and

faculty

of

deepest

Andre

Mercyhurst extend

sympathy

on

their

Sister

of

Mary

the

her

brother.

For Mary's Sodalists

The noise and ever constant hustle and bustle that is second nature to native New Yorkers gripped Beverly, Marge, and I as we passed through the gates of Fordham University. We joined the crowd of priests, nuns, col- legians, and high school students hurrying along the drive to the chapel for Community Mass which was to begin the twenty-third an- nual Summer School of Catholic Action. The Mass served to start the day with the Sacrifice of Sac- rifices, bringing Christ among us and demonstrating how to parti- cipate effectively, assist devoutly and liturgically in the Holy Sac- rifice.

All attending the SSCA were bound by one common tie—the desire to learn how to build a So- dality Way of Life in their col- lege, parish, or high school. The staff of the Queen's Work and faculty members of Jesuit Col- leges conducted the program and obliged with the information. They also gave us something else—they provided an example of the tre- mendous energy, vitality, zeal, and determination it requires to be a social apostle. Then, too, the good Fathers never failed in the wit department—a touch of humor

by JO CIANCAGLINA

often added a certain spark to even the most serious subjects.

What about the subject matter? A special curriculum was designed primarily for collegians and was based on the Papal Plan for So- dality Action. The nucleus of the plan is the concept of the Mysti- cal Body. All the courses were built around this central body and included studies in the Liturgy, Mental Prayer, the Social Apos- tolate, and Sodality Probation methods. A workshop was pro- vided and the needs of the so- cial apostolate were discussed and remedies suggested.

Now where does Mercyhurst fit into this plan? Mercyhurst is a member of the Mystical Body, and the Sodality established at Mer- cyhurst is an organism designed for the welfare and growth of the Mystical Body. Its program is sim- ple—personal sanctification and the sanctification of others. The sanctification of others, this work of Christ, this social apostolate, gives a meaningful purpose to life and is a challenge to us at Mer- cyhurst. Let's accept the chal- lenge ! Let's find out about the Sodality Way of Life! Let's live it and let's work together for "the individual can influence, but only the community can transform."

Summer Around The World

three

months, the political leaders

the never-ending struggle of peace versus oppression. Although the

aims and accomplishments of these politicos are questionable and the thought arises that little more of a constructive nature was accom-

While

'Hurst girls have been vacationing

of the

world

during

the

past

have been very

active

in

plished than that by a group of college students on a holiday;

none-

theless one must

give an alert

ear

and

eye to

the

accomplishments

and defeats of the world's diplomats in order to develop the ability to objectively criticize their work and thereby to support or oppose it when the need arises.

In the East and in the U. N., Communist China seems an insur- mountable threat. While stirring continual unrest in Korea it managed a "peace" treaty of sorts with Premier Mendes-France (of France) regarding Indochina. The pact enslaved the most Christian part of Asia, Vietnam, under Red China. This signified the domination, by Communism, of two-thirds of the world. Syngman Rhee has prophesied that Thailand, the Malayan Peninsula, Singapore, and the East Indies will be swallowed into the Red Orb. Add to this the recent Red attack on the Nationalized China forces on Formosa, and the anxiety of Messrs. Eisenhower and Dulles become understandable. Many Amer- ican s feel tha t th e Unite d State s shoul d withdra w from th e TJ. N. if Red China is accepted there.

The appearance of M. Mendes-France on the scene this summer was capped by two of his achievements: the previously mentioned

Indo-Chinese peace treaty for which he was widely acclaimed in France; the forestalling of the EDC debates among the Allied powers. The rea- soning behind both actions is doubtful, but red. The failure of the Geneva Conference is evidenced in the concessions made by the West to the Commies, The arab-Israelian conflict remains unpredictable and

tense. Communism suffered

overcame the totalitarian government and once more set up a real

People's state.

by the

Eighty-third Congress which recently adjourned concerned the St.

Lawrence

Anti-Subversive Act; and a Tax Cut. It failed to act on many things especially the proposed amendments to the Taft-Hartley Labor Act. It showed, however, what can be accomplished when some cooperation exists, but sadly enough it also revealed the need for more teamwork both within the House and Senate and between Congress and the Ad- ministration.

an

Scene—Some outstanding

one defeat in Guatamala when rebellion

of

i

acts

Social Security

passed

provisions;

On the

National

Sea Way;

the

widening

The McCarthy Censure Hearings continue to rage in Washington.

The segregation problem is still paramount

is even more pertinent since the Supreme Court Descision of last spring.

What is in store for America in the coming year? Only time will tell, but interest and participation in politics and, above all, prayers

for

in fact it

in the South

for

this nation's success will be the safeguard

prosperity.

f

September 30,1954

T H E

JUNIOR! DAYHOPS become acquainted

with

their

LITTLE

SISTERS, at

a

picnic >heldt be fore the opening of college class- : i

es.

Standing

left

to fright:

Patricia

McQuillen,

Alberta

Hain,

J Betsy Schnatter; kneeling Kay Cooper, Catherine Donatelli.

New Freshman Class Shows Varied Interests

Wending itsf way into the|life at Mercyhurst is one of the largest freshman classes In |th e recent history of the school. Of the 79 students representing 9 states and 3 countries, 52 are residents while 27 are dayhops. Following in their sisters' foot- steps are Maureen |Clancy from St. Mary's Pa., and Delphlne Dwy- er from Rochester, N. Y. Maureen is a sister of Joan Clancy, present junior, and Delphine's sister is Mary Lou Dwyer Kauffman, 1953 graduate. Faculty relations are found in Mary Adeline Hayes, Dunkirk, N.vY.,£niece of Sr. Suz- anne, Mary Rachel Shine, Golds- boro, N. C,I niece of Miss Reilly, and Mary Catherine Donatelli, Erie, Pa., daughter of Dr. Dona-

telli.

Looking forward to vacationing home together are the five Pitts- burgh students. Mary Annt Cas- tora, Patricia Corrigan, and Lois Whelan|plan to major in Liberal Arts while Joanne Schmalzried is in Business Education and Mau- reen Kossler in Home Economics.

Puerto! Rico,

|

Prom

Manati,

comes Luz Delia Torres. Kathleen Kurucz, who only four years ago moved \ to the United States from Hungary, is coming to Mercyhurst from Cleveland, Ohio. Promising to lend their talent in voice to thejCollege Glee Club are these girls: Catherine Murphy, Sharon, Pa.; Millie Saverice, Ash- tabula, Ohio; Judith Schwinden, Dunkirk, N. Y.; Julia Simons, Polk, Pa.; Elizabeth Ann Tatu, Buffalo, N. Y.; Elizabeth Wahl, Lancaster, N. Y.; and Sonia Ward, Oil City, Pa., who is also a vocal student. Sharon, Pa., Detroit,|Mich., and

Garden City, N. Y., send girls with an eye for jjstudent government in Alice O'Brien, Mary Catherine Walsh, and Barbara Jakubowski. Previous Sodality members are Anne Johnson, Buffalo, N. Y„ Catherine Misfeldt, Cleveland, O.; Dianne Schmidt, Niagara Falls,

N.

Y.; Elizabeth DeLany, Hornell,

N.

Y., and Elizabeth Stefani, De-

troit, Mich.

Potential, Reporters

With

a

flair

for writing are

Mary Elizabeth Drees from Ro- chester, N. Y.,?was the editor of her school's yearbook; Kathryn Lavarnway, Rome, N. Y„ was a member of her school paper's staff; Mary Magdalen Marx, Ro- chester, N. Y„ was also editor of her school's yearbook; Ann Miller,

. MeadvUle,

Pa.,

was w t

editor;

Anne Sedelmeyer, North East, Pa., was yearbook editor; Lucille Tur- ner, Centerville, Pa., a member of her school paper's staff, while Katherine King, Dunkirk, N. Y., received an award for news writ-

tog.

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Sport enthusiasts are Mary Alice Burns, Buffalo, N. Y., Helen Clan- cy, Corning, N. Y., Ruth Friel, Cuba, N. Y., Saranne Durkin, Dun- kirk, N. Y., MaryrLillian Hurley, Hartford, Conn., Helen Lutz, Grand Island, N. Y., Patricia Murphy, Kenmore, N. Y. Promising Actors Nancy Stubler and Mary Ann Regan, both from Oil City, Pa., Sheila Morris, Evanston, 111., Maryann Cunningham, Trenton, N. J., are hoping to make the Dramatic Society having taken part in many high school plays. Prize winner in the national French contest was Jean' Marie Criswell ffrom Lockport, N. Y. t while Mary Ann McDowell was an active member of the Spanish Club in the Sharon, Pa., high school. Liberal Arts has been chosen bylMaryanne Buffomante, Corn- ing, N. Y., and Marilyn Chromey, Hornell, N. Y. Ann Burke, Buffalo, N. Y., and! Sarah Ann Dietz, Greenville, Pa., are enrolled in the Home Ec department. Seminary Gradsf Making Mercyhurst their Alma Mater for the second time are seven Mercyhurst Seminary grad- uates: Catherine Cruise, Ann Bow- man, Carole Conrath, Alberta Hain, Maureen Jones, Eileen Rawa, and Betsy Schnatter. Jeanne Can- non, Greenville, Pa., Mary Jane Hagedish, Corning, N. Y., and Pauline Westlake of Florida, are going to stay in town and be day- hops. From Academy in Erie come Carole Masiroff, Liberal Arts ma- jor, Vivetta Petronio, and Dorothy Walkiewicz, all Liberal Arts ma- jors. East High School is repre- sented by Virginia Flak, Liberal Arts, Joann Goss, Liberal Arts, and Lois Wiedenhaefer, art major. Linda Collin who was a student council representative, Audrey Havunen, band musician, Shirlee Marinelli and Sandra Tenace, pre- vious high school columnists, are graduates of Strong Vincent. Busi- ness Education students Jane Sweeney and Constance Settle- meyer are alumnae of Villa Maria and Harborcreek High. Elaine Weiner, who just moved to Erie from Pittsburgh, is enroll- ed in| the Liberal Arts program.

On st, Benedict's yearbook staff

E

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Alumnae Hold Fall Reunion

Mercyhurst's first graduation class celebrated their silver an- niversary - at | Alumnae Weekend, September 10-12, while ft record high of twenty-four alumnae were on hand to celebrate their fifth anniversary. | Beginning Friday evening, the Alumnae returned toltheir Alma Mater where they visited with friends among their classmates and faculty. A spaghetti dinner in the real DiMichael style, Satur- day noon, gavefthe weekend that "something different" from all others. Most important business of the meeting held previous to the ban- quet was the election of Alice Reeder Lockhart as president of the Association and Anne Stout Haughney as vice-president. Mrs. Lockhart '34, now living in Mount Lebanon, Pa.,r is very active in education movements in the city of Pittsburgh. In 1953 she was president of the Pittsburgh Chap- te r of• th e Mercyhurs t Alumna e Association. The banquet program featured an interesting tribute |to Mercy- hurst's first graduates, prepared by the Cleveland? Chapter. Brief remarks from representatives! of the other anniversary classes of 1934, 1939, 1944, and 1949 com- pleted the evening program, jf Sunday Mass in Christ the King Chapel was Ifollowed by brunch in students' dining room.

Tests Baffle Class Of '581

With the advent of September 20, a new class of eager faced freshmen arrived at Mercyhurst. On hand to welcome them to their new environment were their "big sisters," members of the Junior Class. Also of a tremendous aid in j their academic and social ad- justment was the well-planned orientation program whichfim- mediately went into effect. ? During the first three days the Class of '58 launched into con- ferences with members of the faculty and faced a battery of tests. Among the tests given were an English Placement Test, Per- sonality Test, Psychological Test, and the Otis General Intelligence Test. Schedules were arranged and advice was given in helping the students select their major field. The Faculty-Freshmen Reception in the foyer highlighted the pro- gram, at which time the freshmen were formally introduced to the faculty after which luncheon was enjoyed in the State Dining Room. An assembly with a student panel on "Your Adjustment to College" concluded this formal three-day program. Under the direction of Sr. Mary Esther, Directress • of Guidance, Jean Heavey, Margaret Hirsch, Martha McNulty, and Kathleen Cooper composed the student panel. Throughout the year other topics will be discussed by a Faculty-Stu- dent committee during the orien- tation period. The first orienta- tion meeting on September 30 is to be "Introducing the Mercyhurst Library" conducted by Sr. Liguorl; and on October 6 "Your Scholastic Life at Mercyhurst," by the Dean and the Registrar.

was Barbara Sislowski while Law- rence Park's Patricia Payha, Ele- mentary Ed major, was on the

school's debating team,

Page Thre*

Mercyhurst Girls Are Talking About

three Deans

of Residence AND "sign out" books on every floor—'so easy to re -

member'

partment

conditions, triples, triples, and more triples

in Sodality

crowded

dayhops

MfcKCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT

DELORAS FRATUS, our newest addition to the art de-

all day town permissions

82 freshmen Miss' Fit

PAT MALEY'S Italian brogue

fads around Mercy-

hurst, black with white

KAY CANADA'S surprise j; proposal.

B

;

MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT m L .NFCCS

convention in

Chicago

.

. late

postcards . • • rings on

the

third

k

finger

left

hands of

. JOANNE MITRI, MARILYN

GENCK,

and

j? MARY ANN ROBIE with satin laces

sneaks

PATSY KLEIN seen washing a certain phone

GEORGIA LACKEY'S sequined

booth!. • . the protective juniors

NFCCS Ball coming up.

MERCYHURST

GIRLS ARE

TALKING, ABOUT

the

new

southern belle, li'l ole RACHEL SHINE (no relation to G. Dave)

twelve Glee Club concerts

"don't let your studies interfere

with

your fun" shower

new equipment in the kitchenette and the proposed

freshmen trying to decide who's got the accent,

Ollie

who's got the drawl

freshman

class

.

.

.

the new theology

courses

another

PAT MURPHY.

relatives

in the

MERCYHURST

GIRLS

ARE

theme song—"Lonesome

Turks ride camels in

the junior-frosh popcorn fest

South India

poker-faced

sophomores •

. practice teaching—not all •

Edie Lauler—assisting surgeon

TALKING

ABOUT .

. New

the

"elite" of

Room 71

talk

and more talk about a TV

knee socks

experimental psych: subject—Jean Heavey

the deposition of the "five verses" plan.

MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT

the "CARE"

package from

Vicki to the seniors

.

"but

. freshmen

.

the

Benediction is for

Sister

canaries

.

. Sodalist baby-sitters

.

.

.

.

.

.

Mercyhurst Follies

too

.

.

freshmen,

the * frosh

BEV BUERKLES, and JO CIANCAGLINI'S trip to New York.

Gabriel's

black ink is more professional"

. X t$MARGE

popularity

with

CUMMISKEY'6,

MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT

initiation, freshmen wasting like baskets

St. Luke's new over-

Parish

night permissions . • . Alumnae Weekend • • • the new Phys Ed

teacher thought to be a freshman

in th e landscape

somebody buy?a blazer?"

these' classes?

new grass and other changes

"won't

summer and faU conventions

and how can I ever sleep with all

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ERGIA D

Facult y

Tourist s

Ge t

Thril l

At Seeing American Shores

Reporte r

Cites

Erie Highlights

Soon the proverbial Saturday afternoon will come when someone will say, "I'd like to do something different this afternoon, but what is there to do?" Your writer aims to do away with this too-often- heard remark. If you like sports, you can go horseback riding. There's \ a rid- ing stable on j Old French Road. The Peninsula is beautiful for hikingjin the fall. There you may see all kinds of wild life—deer, racoons, and even an eagle's nest. If you don't like hiking, you can rent a canoe and go for a ride through the lagoon. Often you will see the deer along there coming to the water's edge for a drink. Wintergreen Gorge is a nice place for a picnic and is within walk- ing distance of the school.s If you are a golf enthusiast, Erie has several good courses—Lake Erie Golf Course, Glenwood. Hills, and, for the miniature. golf addict, there is Tracydale.^Those prefer- ring spectator sports will enjoy basketball games at Gannon!Au- ditorium or some of the football games at Academy. It is also ru- mored that .Mercyhurst will have a .basketball team this year, and that is something you won't want to miss! Almost every 3 weekend you can count on an informal dance at Mercyhurst, Gannon, or Cayarie Club. If none of this appeals to you, then there is always the movies. To keep up-to-date ^on what is happening in regardf to recreation and entertainment, you'll find a section of the Sunday newspaper devotecUto just that. Plan to broaden your recreational scope this year, and please don't mutter those hopeless words, "There's nothing to do!"

"God bless America!" were; the emphatic words spoken by two Mercyhurst instructors upon their return,-from an extensive European tour. During their fifty-four day trip, sponsored by the NFCCS Miss

Kelly and Miss Reilly visited nine European countries; Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland. Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and England. Traveling by bus, they managed to see all the important places of interest, and although they f were able totspend quite | a bit of time wherever they stopped, both left wishing that they could stay a little longer.

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poor and not as willing to advance

as most Europeans.

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Shrines Impressive

Miss Reilly and Miss Kelly re- turned with small statues from each of the ten major shrines which they visited; Our Lady of Walsingham in England, Our Lady of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, Lor- eto in* Italy. St. Mary Major in Rome, Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseilles, Montserrat and Our Lady of the Pillar in Spain, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, Notre Dame de Paris, Lour- des and Fatima. Of these shrines, Miss Kelly found Fatima most im- pressive for itslbeauty andfvast- ness,?and the Miraculous Medal shrine, for its simplicity.

In regard to the entire tour, Miss Reilly considered the drive along the Mediterranean coast of France and the French Riviera most beautiful, and Miss Kelly, the journey along the Spanish coast.

It r ; was agreed by both instruc- tors that a European trip is some- thing every American should ex- perience in order to better under- stand his heritage. However, in spite of the beauty and excite- ment of their travels, their biggest thrill came when they saw again the shores of the good old U. S. A.

While in Holland, both Miss Kel- ly and Miss Reilly were impressed by the cleanliness of the cities and the countryside, and by-the chief means of transportation in that country—bicycles. M *

i

Poverty

Apparent

pin Germany, the exciting\drive

along the Rhine and the visit to Heidelberg Castle were marred

only

by

the

vastation.

remaining

war! de-

Speaking

of

Kelly

merely

Switzerland,

said,

Miss

"Rain—and

cold." In spite of the weather,

was

beautiful. Of the fourteen day

the

trip

through

the

Alps

stay in Italy, five were \ spent in Rome, which Miss Reilly described as "Magnificent!" Of course, this

trip wouldn't

without

Pope.

an

have been '• complete

audience

wtih

the

Two weeks were spent in Spain and Portugal, where the differ- ence between the beauty of the cities and the J poverty of the countryside was very pronounced. In France, Miss Kelly and Miss Reilly found the hotels somewhat small and uncomfortable; but this did not mar the loveliness of Paris and the other French cities visit- ed. Most impressive among the sights they* saw here were Ver- sailles and the Louvre. After spending some time in Northern France, the tourists tra- veled to England for two days be- fore returning to the States. Generally speaking, it was agreed the chief difficulty on the trip was that no one could be sure how to plan according to the cli- mate, weather, and so on. For the most part, the European people accepted the Americans as tour- ists, except in Spain and Portugal. There, they were greeted with sin- cere friendliness. In the still war- devastated countries, the people of northern Germany seemed in good spirits and most willing Ho pro- gress. The Italians are still very

Mass Of The Holy Ghost Marks College Opening Si

Mass in

honor of the

Holy Ghost

followed

byt a |

few

encour-

aging words by the College chaplain, Rev. Daniel J. Martin, opened the new school year. Father reminded the students of theSnecessity of de- veloping a well balanced character which places work and play in their

proper perspective.

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After Mass the College Dean, Mother M. Borgia, at a General As-

sembly ^in the Little Theatre, enumerated a few essential.intangibles

which

every

student must

bring

Edie Lauler, Margaret Hirsch, and Bunny Walters will be in Buf- falo on Saturday, October 2, for the NFCCS Regional Council meeting at D'Youville College. Members of the college faculty

will convene at Villa Maria

October 14-17 ffor meetings of the Pennsylvania Catholic Education- al Association. Marty McNulty, Carol Kelly, and Judy Roseberry will journey to i the Hotel Statler in Washing- ton, D. C , for the Associated Press Convention on October 21 and 22.

from

to college. A desire to go to col- lege, accompanied by a wholesome Intellectual curiosity with ambi- tion to satisfy "this curiosity, the goal of spiritual betterment, a

proper perspective of time, and the wisdom to limit and concen- trate the amount of extra-curri- cular activities, were among these.

Following the Assembly,! the students returned to the main

building for classes, where I they hoped to put into practice the words of wisdom which they had

just heard.

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"Aren't there any Seniors in this school?" or, "Where do the Seniors hide themselves?" are questions frequently asked;* since school be- gan. To get at the bottom of all this, I hid myself in a laundry case and listened in at the post office.

"When does Dr. Relihan come in to observe your class?" and, "Waitfuntil you see what I did today!"—and so went the con- versation.

fit seems as though the Hallow- ed Halls of Academy!have many business teachers this year. Mary Kienzle, Gerry O'Doherty, and Mary Ann Scirto all have classes in typing and shorthand. They really have to mind their "P's and Q's." In the |bookkeeping room.

Jane'l O'Dell. Joanne

lovich. and Caroline O'Conner keep their students hopping with surprise quizzes. The difference between baking powder and baking soda is aptly being explained to the Home Ecers by Mary Ann Robie. Maureen Hammond is kept busy supervising her Future Chemists of America, while Mary McCarthy instructs tomorrow's Einsteins with the theory of the square of the hypotenuse.

2 In the biology lab, Joanne Mitri is busy explaining the difference between the dorsal and ventral side of the flagella of the euglena. Audrey Hannah is struggling with afrequired healthi course. » B The tenth grade English classes have as their teachers Ann Rema-

ley,

Nash, and Rainee Reichel.

Mary

Har-

Bet* Broderick,

Mary

Ann

doing

their practice teaching back home. Barb Botsaris is teaching in the

High

Sharon,

Two of the

Pa.

Seniors are

= School,

and

Vicky Argana

is

in

the

Batavia,

N.|Y. Catholic High* School. $. I The rest of the Home Economics

Seniors are scattered throughout Erie and its vicinity. Markey Fo- ley is at Gridley Jr. High, Cathy McCarthy is at McDowell; High School in Millcreek.'Darcie Deck- ard at East High, Katherine Eich-

Lawrence Park, and

enlaub

at

Mary

Agnes

Ooetzinger

at

Mc-

Kean

High.

They

all

have

but

one

remark—"Who

threw

the

overalls in Mrs. Murphy's chow-

der?" <

Jane Ann Conrath, the lone art major, is practicing on the stu- dents of East High. Says x . Jane, "Art is an elective, so if you don't intend to work, get out." Taking care of the children of Erie are the seven elementary ed- ucation majors. At Burton School, Peggy Kelsey is busy teaching her first-graders to read, Mary Ree Theuerkauf's fourth grade is just beginning geography and, history, and j Polly Zilch thinks her sixth grade is tops. Down at Jefferson, Lucy Chang and Pat Egan are teaching the second grade about butterflies, while Barb Bowen and Marge Cummiskey are struggling with fifth grade history. Still in my laundry case, I won- dered why the Seniors still weren't seen; after school hours. During evening mail. I found the answer —there are papers to grade, home- work to check, and those horrid lesson plans to make. One more member of the Senior Class is seen as infrequently as the practice teachers. Edie Lauler spends-about eight hours a day at St. Vincent's Hospital, working with the doctors, practicing on the patients instead of the students of Erie. Meanwhile, back in my laundry case, things have become strange* ly quiet. Oh, dear, what has Sr. Jane Francis doneJ to me! I won- der whose mother is going to get the shock off finding me in her daughter's laundry case!

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