St. Viator Academy Yearbook, 1926

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11\ebication ~o 1i,is ~mincncc ~eorgc ~atbinal ;ยง-Nunbelctn, bebotcb ftienb of <ltatbolic poutb, tbc ~t. 'llia=

tor Qlcabemp ~lass of 1926 bebicates tbis bol= umc of tbe Wopageur in appreciation of bis ?ralous labor in sponsoring for our Qlrcbbiocese tbc rpocb=making ebent cf tbc )0t"7JHJ3J 3Jn= ternational <!eucbaristic ~ongttss.

jforeb.lorb With the appearance of the Voyageur, the second Academy annual becomes a reality. For it the Class of '26 was eager to secure a name that would interpret the spirit of progress which has always animated St. Viator Academy and which this year has been intensified even in the very face of loss and disaster. The


name Voyageur seemed to the Class of '26 to be suitable for a yearbook of an institution whose course is ever onward along the highway of progress.

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REV. J. P. O'MAHONEY, C. S. V., A. M. Tr asurer

REV. J. R. PLANTE, C. S. V., A. M. Dean of Studies

REV. T. C. HARRISON, A. M. Dean of Discipline

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jfacultp Very Rev. Terence J. Rice, C. S. V., A. M. ---------------------------------- President Rev. Joseph R. Plante, C. S. V., A. M. ---- --- ------------------- ------ Dean of Studies Rev. Thomas C. Harrison, A. M. --- ------------------- ------------ Dean of Discipline William ·E. Cracknell C. S. V., A. M. --- ------- -·---- -- ---- --- ------------------- -- Registrar Rev. Elias M. Kelly, C. S. V., A. M. ____ ___ ____ ______ __:: _______ Director of Athletics Rev. Francis A. Rinella, C. S. V., A. M. Mathematics ~



Rev. Joseph D. Laplante, C. S. V., A. M. Latin -~



Rev. Leo T. Phillips, C. S. V., A. M. English $



Rev. Arthur J. Landroche C. S. v., A. M. English, History ~



Rev. Charles Raymond, A. M. History, Civics $



Rev. John B. Bradac, C. S. V., A. M. English, History $



James T. Sees, C. S. V., A. B. Latin, English ~



John J. McEnroe, C. S. V., A. M. English History $



Andrew J. O'Laughlin, C. S. V., A. B. Latin, English $



Eugene J. Surprenant, C. S. V., A. B. Physics, English

Lawrence St. Amant, C. S. V., A. B. English ~



John F. Koelzer, C. S. V., French, Religion $



John T. Ryan, C. S. V., A. B. Mathematics $



Thomas E. Sullivan, C. S. V. Mathematics $



Francis Harbauer, C. S. V. English $



C. J. Kennedy, M. S. Botany, Zoology, Biology $



James V. O'Leary, A. M. Chemistry ~



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Joseph A. Harrington Commercial Geography ..,-i



J. J. Perez Spanish $



William A. Barrett Athletic Coach


3Jn JMemortam

FATHER P. E. BROWN, C. S. V. 1883-1926

The passing of Father P. E . Brown, C. S. V., is keenly felt. He is missed by a multitude of friends; he is missed by his confreres and he is missed in the earthly vineyard of the Lord. What can we say of Father Brown? Ask those among whom he labored as a teacher, a missionary, and a chaplain. Seek an answer from those souls he brought back to God; from the souls who are carrying the cross after the Divine Master because of his kindly direction; ask those young boys over whom he exercised a magnetic influence. Nothing but the highest praise comes to us concerning him. A student from the University of Oklahoma, where Father Brown was chaplain, writes: "You cannot know how much we miss Father Pat, we all



loved him so well." And the hundreds of students who studied under him here at St. Via tor's will never for get the interested and devoted teacher they found in Father Pat. To them he was even more than a learned instructor; he was the pleasant, kindly priest whose smiles and words of encouragement would lighten up the souls of even the most downhearted. Few men, indeed, possess to uch a degree that confidence winning gift which characterized this good cleric. · In the missionary field Father Pat displayed a truly apostolic zeal. Endowed with the gift of eloquence as he was, his services were almost always in demand; yet, he never wearied of preaching the crucified Christ. Father Brown was a genuine Viatorian. He was born in Chicago on July 23, 1883, and received his primary education at the Cathedral School. At the call of Christ he entered the Clerics of St. Viator and made his vows in the year 1902. His philosophy and theology were made at St. Viator College, and on July 5, 1909 he was ordained to the priesthood. For a number of years this zealous priest taught at the college, but his superiors discovering his talent as a preacher placed him with the mission-band where he did Christ's work well. About two years ago, Father Brown accepted the invitation of the Rt. Rev. F. C. Kelly, D. D., Bishop of Oklahoma, to become chaplain of the Catholic students at the State University. Father Brown threw himself heart and soul into his new task and in the midst of this glorious work the Master called him unto Himself. His earthly sojourn ended April 21, 1926 at the Mayo Brothers Hospital, Rochester, Minnesota. The remains of the good Viatorian were brought to Bourbonnais for burial. The solemn High Mass was celebrated on Saturday, April 24, by the Very Rev. W. J. Surprenant, C. S. V., the provincial of the Clerics of St. Viator. The Rev. T. J. McCormick, C. S. V., acted as Deacon, and the Very Rev. T. J. Rice, C. S. V. assisted as Sub-deacon. The Rev. J. P. O'Mahoney, C. S. V., who taught Father Brown at the Cathedral School, delivered a touching eulogy on the life of his pupil. The body was then borne to Maternity Cemetery" where interment was made. The Voyageur extends to the Clerics of St. Viator, to the relatives of the deceased, and especially to the Rev. P. F. Brown, C. S. V., its prayerful sympathy. May he rest in peace!

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Day Dodgers' Club ; Academy Club; Class President, Fourth Year; Annual Staf f; Wave Staff; Debaters' Club; Basketball 3, 4 ; Baseball 4.



Academy Club; Football 3, 4; Basketball 4 ; Altar Society, President; F. C. F.; Vice President, Fourth Year ; Wave Staff.



Acagre my Club; Debaters' Club; Day Dodger s' Club; Annual Staff; Class Secretary.



Academy Club; Debaters' Club; Wave Staff; Annual Staff; Treasurer of Fourth Year Class; Rooters ' Club.

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Academ y Club; Rooters' Club; K. M. I. 3, 4; Debaters' Club; Day Dodgers' . Club.



Academy Club; Debaters' Club; Rooters' Club; Mission Unit.



Academy Club ; Debaters' Club ; Mission Unit; Rooters' Club.



Academy Club; Philharmonic Society; Altar Society, Vice President; Annual Staff Wave Staff; F. C. F.; 3 Year Grad.; Rooters' Club.



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Aca demy Club; Da y Dodg,e r s' Club ; K. M. I.; 3 year g r a d.



Acad emy Club; K. M. I. ; Debaters' Club; Altar Society ; F . C. F.; Annual Sta ff; Conduct Medal; Bask etball 4.



Academy Club; Glee Club; Choir; Debaters' Club; Mission Unit ; K. M. I.

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Academy Club; Philharmonic Society; Annual Staff; Wave Staff; Debaters' Club; F. C. F . 2, 3, 4; Altar Society, 3, 4; Rooters' Club.



Academ y Club; K. M. I. ; Debater s ' Club; Cheer Leader; Rooters' Club.



Academ y Club; Debaters' Club ; Rooters' Club; Mission Unit.



Academ y Club; Rooters' Club; Baseball 4; Debaters' Club; Mi ssion Unit.



Academy Club; Football 4; Basketball 4; Baseball 4; Debaters' Club; K. M. I. ; Rooters' Club.


Academy Club; Rooters' Club ; Day Dodgers' Club ; K. M. I.; Debaters' Club.



Academy Club; Rooters' Club; Debater s ' Club; Mission Unit; Day Dodgers' Club.



' Academy Club; Football 3, 4 ; Basketball 3, 4; Debating Club; February Grad.; Altar Society.

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Academy Club ; D ebater s' Club; Philharmonic Club ; Mission Unit; Orchestr a Member.



Academy Club; F. C. F.; Football 4; Basketball 4; Baseball 4; Debaters' Club.



Academy Club; Day Dodgers' Club; Football, 4; Debaters' Club; Mission-Unit.

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Dept. of Theatricals ; Academy Club; Rooters' Club ; Debaters' Club; Mission Unit; College Electrician.



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Academy Club; Debaters' Club; Mission Unit ; Day Dodgers' Club.



Academy Club; R ooters' Club; Debaters ' Club ; Altar Society; F. C. F.; Mission Unit; K. M. I.; Wave Staff.



Academ y Club; Philharmonic Society; Mexican Club ; F. C. F.; 3 year grad.



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Cheer L eader; Annual Staff; Philharmonic Club ; Dept. of Theatricals; Wave Staff; Orchestra, Band, Choir.



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Academy Club; Mexican Club; K. M. I.; Mission Unit.

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ctla~~ l\oll Anderhub, Charles J. __ Chicago, Ill. Blanchette, Gerard Bourbonnais, Ill. Brady, Gerald ________ _:___ _ Gridley, Ill. Brule, Paul L. ______ __ Kankakee, Ill. Bulfin, Arthur P. ___ ___ Chicago, Ill. Cardosi, John C, ____ ____ Kankakee, Ill. Carey, Emmett T. ______ Chicago, Ill. Carney, Francis J. ____ Chicago, Ill. Clinnin, Paul F. ___ _______ Glencoe, Ill. Conley, Gerald W, ____ Taylorville, Ill. Connolly, John P. __ Assumption, Ill. Corbett, James P. __ ____ Chicago, Ill. Cote, Raoul V. ____ __ __ Kankakee, Ill. Daly, J oh.n P ,__________ St. Charles, Ill. Doyle, Clarence F. __ __ Chicago, Ill. Drolet, Edward P. ____ Kankakee, Ill. Garneau, Steward K. ---- ------- ---- --------------'----------------- River Forest, Ill. Gelino, Theodore C. __ Kankakee, Ill Gorman, John J. __ _______ ___ Chicago, Ill. · Grenier, Alphonse J. ---------- ------------------------------------- Bourbonnais, Ill. Hastings, Denis ____ Tulsa, Oklahoma Huseman, Andrew J, ___ _Beecher,111. Jackson, Vincent J, __________ __Pana, Ill. K,e ckrich, Walter __Whiting, Indiana Lewis, Charles, W. _______ _Chicago, Ill. Look, Ambrose J. ______ Kankakee, Ill. Maloney, Leo R, __Guthrie,Oklahoma Matalone, Joseph S, __ ___ _Chicago, Ill. Mathews, Edward T . --- ------------------- ------------------------------- Kankakee, Ill.

Morales, Juan A. _______________ _ Mexico McCarty, Edward A, ____ Chicago, Ill. McHugh, James J, ________ Chicago, Ill. McMahon, Simon G. ____ Gillespie, Ill. McManus, Andrew P., Ottawa, Ill. Nelson, Joseph W., Kankakee, Ill. Norris, Edward J, ______ Chicago, Ill. O'Brien, Maurice E. ______ Chicago, Ill. O'Connell, Arthur J. ___________ _____ ____ ___ _ _________ __ ______ ___ East Chicago, Ind. O'Connor, Clarence P., Kewanee, Ill. O'Grady, Henry A, ______ Chicago, Ill. Petty, Edward A, ____ ______ Chicago, Ill. Pombert, Robert J ,____ Kankakee, Ill. Riccio, Edward L, ________ Chicago, Ill. Roy, Rudolph J., Bourbonnais, Ill. Ryan, John J. ______ Bloomington, Ill. Senesac, Walter T., Bourbonnais, Ill Simec, Victor G. ____________ Chicago, Ill. Slintz, Martin J, ____ __ Lake Forest , Ill. Sowa, Frank S. ______________ Chicago, Ill. Strable, William E, __ Saginaw, Mich. Vadeboncoeur, Bovell, Kankakee, Ill. Van Wormer, Clifford L. ___________ __ ___ · -------------------------------- Chicago, Ill. Vendley, William F, ______ Chicago, Ill. Verheyen, Roland S. ---- -- ------ ---------- ----------------- N ew York. New York Walsh, George M, ________ Campus, Ill. Weber, Francis L. ______ Teutopolis, Ill.


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·((lass l\oll Agosto, Dominick S. ___ ___Chicagp, Ill. Baron, Paul G, ______ __ ___ _Kankakee, ·Ill . Benoit, Raymond J. ___ ___ ________ _,__ _______ _ . --- --------------------- Bourbonnais, Ill ~ Budinger, Henry S, ______ Chicago, Ill. Byron, Verl J, ____ ____ Bourbonnais, -Ill. Carlin, Francis P. ______ Kankakee, Ill. Casey, Thomas J, __________ Chicago, Ill. Cassidy, Bernard E, ______ Chicago, Ill. Chouinard, Paul A, ___ _Kankakee, Ill. Clemens, Marian V., Cannelton, Ind. Cullen, Richard J, ___ ___ __ Chicago, Ill. Darner, Francis R, ____ ____ Gilman, Ill. Delihanty,· Clair A, __ __ Blackstone, Ill. Dempsey, Clarence J., Streator, Ill. Duigman, Patrick J., Kankakee, Ill. Farrell, John J, ___ _____ ____ Chicago, Ill. Farrell, William J. ___ _____Chicago, Ill. Farris, John S. __ ____ ____ ____ Chicago, Ill. Gaffney, Francis ____ Lafayette, Ind. Geibel, Henri J, ___________ ___ Chicago, Ill. Hayes, Everett E., Bourbonnais, Ill. Hebert, Raymond J., ___ ____ _______________ __ ------------------------ Bourbonnais, Ill. K1insella, Frank T. ___ __ ___ Chicago, Ill. Lamontagne, Henry J. _____________________ _ -- ~------------------------- Kankakee, Ill. Lamontagne, James A., __ _____ ___________ __ ____________ __________________ Kankakee, Ill.

Lareau, Fabien, P., Beaverville, Ill. Lemere, Joseph T , ______ __ Bradley, Ill. Madero, Fernando ____ _____ __ ___ Mexico Marr, William W, ___ _____ __ Chica go, Ill . Monahan, Joseph W. ____ __ _______ ___ _____ ___ -------------------·---- -- Hazel Crest, Ill. Morrissey, Vincent J ., Chicago, Ill. Murawski, Bernard G., Chica go, Ill. McIntyre, Leonard P., Kankakee, Ill O'Shea, Robert E. _______ _Chicago, Ill . Podlaski, Charles ____ __ __ ____ ____ Argo, Ill. Riley, William.__________ ____ _Chicago, Ill . Schneider, Arthur L. ------ --------- ---------------------------·--------- Kankakee, Ill. Schriner, Bernard, Kankakee, Ill. Seneca, Martin J, __ ________ Chicago, Ill. Sheehan, Robert s _ __________Gary, Ind. Singler, Robert G, ______ __Chica·go, Ill. Speck, Leo A. _______________ ___ Peoria, Ill. Spino, Samuel P. ____ __ __ Chicago, Ill. Sullivan, Thomas H. ______ Chica go, Ill. Sullivan, Joseph J., Kankakee, Ill. Taylor, Aloysius J, ______ Bonfield, Ill. Verosky, Peter E. ______ ________ '. ______________ _ _____ ______ ________ _ White Plains, N. Y . Weber, William J ~ Teutopolis, Ill. Wenthe, Raymond ____ ___ _Chi cago, Ill.


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Kadletz, Alfred J, ___ ___ Shawano, Wis. Keane, Francis T. __ __________ _Elgin, Ill. Kells, John S. _____ ___ __ ______ Chicago, Ill. Lachowicz, Sylvester_ ___Chicago, Ill. Lamontagne, Paul M. ___________ _______ ___ _ ----- --- --- --- -- --- -- ------- Kankakee, Ill. LaRocque, PauL _____ ___ Kankakee, Ill . Lyons, Edward J. ________ __ Chicago, Ill. Magruder, James A _____ _Bradley, Ill. Marr, Ralph E. ______________ Chicago, Ill. Mathieson, William F. ____ __ ____ __ _____ ____ _ ------------- ---- ----- -- ---- Lafayette, Ind. Murgach, Thomas _____ _Kankakee, Ill. Murphy, Joseph E, __ __ ____ Chicago, Ill. Mercier, Thomas ___ _____ Kankakee, Ill. Murphy, William F. ________ Chicago, Ill. McAndrew, Thomas F. __ Chicago, Ill. McCarthy, John J, __________ Peru, Ind. McFawn, William M. ____ Chicago, Ill. McK~own, Henry F, ______ Chicago, Ill. Nourie, Raymond L., Kankakee, Ill. O'Malley, Ralph T ., Kankakee, Ill. Osienglewski, Stanley J. _____ ______ __ ___ __ -------------- ---------------- Kankakee, Ill. Paulissen, Gerhard J., Kankakee, Ill Perko, Joseph J. ____________ Chicago, Ill. Phelan, John E ._____ _________ Streat or , T11. Ridgway, Harry G. , Kiankakee, Ill. Roy, William J. ________ __ Kankakee, Ill. Salg路, Werner_ ______________ __ _Chicago, Ill. Schell, Charles E. _____ _____ Chicago, Ill. Stubenvoll, Rudolph ------------------------ -____ ______ _______ ,________ Des. Plaines, Ill. Tracey, James J. , Los Angeles, Cal. Wakat, Leslie G. ________ Kankakee, Ill. Whalen, J ohn \V. ____________ Onargo, Ill. 0

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C!Cbicago == mbe T!,onortb Qt-itp Since the earliest time when cities were hosts to returning conquerors, the visit of some great personage has been regarded as the greatest honor that could be bestowed upon a city. Since the honor is measured by the greatness of the visitor, Chicago is to be supremely honored in entertaining, not merely a king, but the King of Kings. Not to a scowling Caesar nor to a haughty Czar will the gates of the great American city be thrown open; not to .a statesman loaded down with the thanks of a grateful nation; not to a national savior will the arms of Chicago be extended in loving and admiring welcome. But the heart pf the great continent will throb a welcome to the Conqueror Who has enslaved the world beneath the burden of His sweet love, to the Emissary of a heavenly court, to the Savior of Mankind. For the first time in history, the International Eucharistic Congress is to be held in the United States. And fully does Chicago realize the extent of the honor that is to be hers. She has appointed seventeen committees to prepare for this great event. A committee is charged to secure shelter for all the visitors that attend the Congress. Another committee is appointed to look after the health, safety, and sanitation of the pilgrims to the Congress. There is also a committee appointed to look after the decorations so as to make the city attractive for such an occasion. Everything to insure comfort for those who attend the Congress is being prepared. Chicago can well be proud of the Eucharistic Congress. For in no place on this continent has there ever been any religious gathering that will equal it. Almost a million people from all parts of the Christian world will convene at Chicago to pay homage to their Eucharistic Lord. Among the prominent visitors will be twenty-five cardinals, fifty archbishops, two hundred and fifty bishops, and almost eight thousand priests. Such a gathering of religious dignitaries has never been heard of in the western hemisphere. The good to be derived from such a religious convention is incalculable. This good will not be confined merely to the Catholics of Chicago, but will assert its influence throughout the Catholic World. Nay, it will not be confined to the Catholic alone, for who knows the untold influence which this glorious Coming of Christ will have on many of those not within the pale of the Church! Christ said to His Apostles "Go ye forth and teach all nations." By His coming as Eucharistic King, He gives us an occasion to practice this universal evangelization. The prayers which

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will be on the lips of Chicagoans during t hese solemn days will be "Adveniat regnurrt Eucharisticum." And with that prayer goes the wish t hat as she has been so signally honored this year, may other great cities of the World one day also receive the holy distinction of having the King of Kings as their guest. James F. Meara, Acad . '26 .

~ignif tea nee of ~be ~ucbaristic <!tongress Within a short time a magnificent spectacle will be witnessed by vast multitudes in Chicago. This metropolis is about to play host in a very special way to our Eucharistic Lord. Pilgrims by the hundreds will be there, some of them from the uttermost parts of the earth. All will come with the same eager desire to venerate the Eucharist and to promote and increase devotion towards it. With every good reason may they honor this great mystery of our holy religion. For of the seven sacraments which Christ instituted as L:hannels of grace, the Holy Eucharist is the greatest. Baptism makes Christians of us; Confirmation, soldiers, Penance washes away 0ur sins and the remaining sacraments produce other special graces within our souls. But the Holy Eucharist bestows upon us the Author of all grace, Our Lord and Saviour Himself. The other sacraments may be likened to so many channels, but the Eucharist contains the main spring of the very source of those waters and hence is far worthier of our respect and veneration than any other sacrament. With the reason is i.t called th e Most Holy Sacrament of Sacraments. No wonder the Church wants us to honor this sacrament in such a special manner that prelate and priest, prince and peasant will journey from the four corners of the earth to do honor to Him Who day and night dwells in our tabernacles. The great aim of the Congress is, then, to honor this most holy Sacrament in as perfect a way as is humanly possible. The detailed program arranged by our zealous and indefatigable Cardinal and his committees was formulated for this end. Communion will be distributed to millions, Masses of praise and thanksgiving will be celebrated upon the thousands of altars in our great Archdiocese. As a fitting climax, a procession will be formed and as the marchers proceed the prayers of countless hundreds will ascend to our Divine Lord in the Sacrament of His Love. All this, then, is the purpose of the great institution of the Eucharistic Congress. Gerard T. Legris, Acad., '26.

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grant of special spiritual favors. Our present Holy Father has gone so far as to designate the topics for discussion at the sessions of the Chicago con gress. The Eucharistic congresses, held annually at different cities of the world as they are, produce marvellous and far reaching results. It goes without saying that they instill into the hearts of the faithf ul a keener appreciation and a more profound devotion for the Real Presence. They have be·e n powerful factors in popularizing the splendid practice of frequent communion. Finally by bringing the Holy Faith to the attention of non-Catholics in a vivid and concrete way, they help to fulfill the command of Christ, "Teach ye all nations." Armond J. Lottinville, Acad., '26 .

THE EUCHARISTIC KING The Master sat upon the hill and wept, As His sad eye turned to the town below. And when He said, the City did not know "The things unto its peace," there slowly crept Into His heart a sorrow which long kept His tears astreaming, but their copious flow Was lost upon the City of his woe. And it was beaten flat and sword swept. A City of the West ere long shall see The "things unto its peace," and o'er which He Shall not now shed His tears so bitterly, Nor feel the pain of sorrow's poignant sting. For He will come in joy and pomp, to bring The blessings of the Eucharistic King. F. E. M., C. S. V.

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m:ue t)ottablattomits of t)ionttr J)ap~ Prior to the coming of the white man, the "Country of Illinois" was inhabited by a powerful tribe, the Pottawattomies. These aborigines with the Ottawas, the Ojibewas, and the Algonquins held the Great Northwest, as Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan were called. The Pottawattomies, who inhabited the country about our own Kankl:l,kee River, once had a popular village about Rock Creek, a point about eight miles northwest of Bourbonnais. The name of the village was "Little Rock", and it was ruled by Shaw-wa-na-see. The site of this village still exists today in most of its primeval splendor, a mute reminder to us who love to picnic, fish and hunt in this wooded district. In this vicinity before the coming into Illinois of permanent settlers, a terrific Indian battle was staged. The Iroquois, a ferocious tribe from the East, invaded the Pottawattomies' country in an effort to conquer their territory. The battle which ensued took place in an open plain at a spot which is now a cultivated field in close proximity to the road leading off to the town of Altorf, seven miles northwest of St. Viator College. The Iroquois were routed in the clash, and their dead were buried on the field of strife about two feet below the surface of the field. Many years afterwards bones, trinkets, and other relics were dug up by the plows of farmers . This is explained by the fact that the warring Indians being without suitable implements could not bury their dead deeply. Many years afterward in 1834, Shaw-wa-na-see died and his funeral was attended with much pomp and ceremony. His remains were placed in a log cabin built for the purpose. His gun and bow were placed over his and in his lap respectively, and his tomb was filled with food, in accordance with the Indian custom, to supply him in the happy hunting ground. Today a huge boulder marks the spot of his -interment, the cabin having rotted away. In 1833 the Pottawattomies had a number of villages located near the Kankakee. The most notable of these were Me-she-ke-te-no in Cooper woods, about three miles northwest of St. Via tor's; She-mor-gar, at Soldier Creek, in Kankakee; Wais-u s-kucks, above Waldron. But in 1833 they were induced to leave the land. of their ancestors and to migrate to Iowa, where a very extensive acreage was reserved for them. They were also given a million dollars and a hundred thousand dollars yearly for many years afterward. There is a clause in the treaty of exchange reading that the Pottawattomies shall maintain the land given them " as long as the

water flows and the grass grows." The breaking of home ties was a difficult thing for the Indians ¡ and it has been described by reliable pioneers as the most heart-rending and mournful of their experi'e nces.

~ettlement of Jllourbonnai~ When the Indians reluctantly bade farewell to their homes in the beautiful wildness of the Kankakee woodlands, a government agent, Noel Le Vasseur, was in charge of their removal. This French trader played a very important part not only in the pioneer history of Bourbonnais, but also in the history of the state. Previous to the migration of the Potta. wattomies, Le Vasseur erected a log house very near where our town hall now stands. Across the creek, with which every student of St. Viator's is familar, lived at the time Francois Bourbonnais, an intimate friend of Le Vasseur, and the man from whom Bourbonnais has taken its name. Contrary to a common belief, Francois Bourbonnais was not an Indian or part Indian. After taking the Indians to their new home in 1836, Le Vasseur built a large brick house on what is now the northwest corner of our campus. Through trading and land purchases Le Vasseur amassed a small fortune and was known and respected by both whites and red men. When his house was completed he journeyed back to his native Quebec to tell the story of the newly explored lands along the Kankakee and to induce settlers to make their homes in the fertile plains and primeval forests. Through his efforts a number of pioneers came to Bourbonnais. It was, however, during the years 1847 and 1848 that the village derived its greatest influx of immigration. The house of Le Vasseur served at times as a church whenever there was a priest to minister to the faithful. Bishop St. Palais and Father Crevier were among the first to bring the consolations of religion to the hardy and daring pioneers. On the spot where the present rectory is located, Father Pontavisse built the first log church in the county. The growing population of the district soon rendered the little church inadequate and as a consequence a large and more subst;mtial frame building was provided. This latter was destroyed by fire under the administration of Rev. C. Chiniquy in 1853 and in its place the present village church was erected. The construction of this edifice so familiar to all of us was begun by Father Cortuyvels, furthered by Fathers J. Desaulniers

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and Mailloux, and was completed under the administration of Father Gevgras in 1850. The name of the parish was changed at about this time ¡ from St. Leo to Maternity.

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The early pastors of Bourbonnais realized that Catholic education was an imperative need in the newly settled country. By 1862 Father Gevgras had built the main part of Notre Dame Academy and had placed the Sisters of the Congregation in charge. Father Cote seeing the ravages made by a former pastor, the apostate Chiniquy, determined to spare nothing in his attempt to provide larger educational facilities for the needs of his congregation. A rather elaborate district school had been established and was being taught by secular teachers, some of whom were not Catholics, but this was not satisfactory to the zealous pastor. After much correspondence with the superiors of religious orders, he finally went in person to Father Champagneur, at Joliet, Canada. He presented a forceful argument for a Catholic institution at Bourbonnais and finally won the saintly Viatorian superior to his plans. Accordingly Father P. Beaudoin, c.s. v., Brothers J. B. Bernard, c. s. v. and A. Martel, c. s. v. were dispatched to Illinois to take charge of the village school for boys. In order that the Viatorians might be unhampered in their work, Father Cote generously, sacrified his parish and became a curate at St. Mary's, Chicago .. Upon the arrival of the three Viatorians in 1865, Bourbonnais was a mere hamlet consisting of a small group ,of modest cottages erected along a winding trail. About the center of the village were the Church, the school for girls and the recently erected public school taught by the lay teachers. It was this small two story public school house that was destined to develop into St. Viator College. The brothers taught the school for a time and in 1868 they purchased it from the school board for the sum of three thousand dollars, payable in teaching. In 1868 perceiving the steady growth of the institution, they took steps to establish a classical college. In the same year St. Viator College came into existence. Father Thomas Roy, c. s. v., was named the first President of the institution. In 187 4 a stone building added more commodious quarters to the main building. In that same year, the institution received its charter from the Illinois legislature. Leo C. Larkin, Acad., '26.

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fjopl)oob of ~brabam 1Ltncoln vVith all our national levity, with all our political strife, there is one name, which, to the average American, is unconsciously associated with that .which instantly commands awe and respect. Even after coalescing with the ages, all great men have had their defamers but when this name is spoken, the rich and the poor, the powerful and the weak, the good and wicked, all are likely to grow silent and reverential. This name is Lincoln. I will not attempt to sketch the whole life of this amiable man, for that is the task of a mature mind; I will limit my essay to his boyhood because his right to fame and gtory was the natural ·outcome of that particular portion of his life. February 12, 1809, was the day on which was born the one destined to become the champion of the Christian principle of the brotherhood of man. The place of this occurrence was a small farm of wretched soil, near Big South Fork of Nolin Creek, in Hardin County. The home in which was brought forth the saviour of America, was a mean hut, which had an earth floor and but three openings, a chimney hole, a door, and one wind.ow. This hut, built of logs plastered together with mud, was the abode which Lincoln's babyhood graced. What an example! Does not this illustration give conclusive evidence that the acme of success, whether it be in industry, politics, or art, may be reached, no matter how adverse may be the circumstances attending one's birth? The next few years of the grey-eyed boy Lincoln were spent helping his father, a carpenter, or romping in the mighty forest which snugly enveloped his crude home. It can be well surmised that here this child was taught the primary lessons of the rules of life. The ·companionship of his older sister, no doubt, obliterated the tiny sparks of selfishness which occasionally may have escaped from him. It can be easily conjectured that any possible outburst of pride was quickly submerged by the fact that everything about him was humble, his parents and his home. It can be said with certitude that here he acquired that sublime habit of industry, which, nearly a half century later, rewarded him with the highest honor proffered by his country. Is not this simple beginning a severe reproach to those young pampered boys, who, in spite of being reared amid comforts and luxuries; surrounded with toys and playthings, have turned out to be hopeless failures, a clinging disgrace to themselves and to their parents?

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The following period of little Lincoln's life is characterized by an insatiable craving for the ability to read, write, and to "cipher". It must be borne well in mind that in frontier days, the opportunities for an education cannot he compared with those of this amazing generation. In the first place, the parents disapproved of their children spending much of their time in school when they could be grubbing stumps, splitting rails, or toiling at other odd jobs that pioneers were wont to do. It can almost be said that at the age of ten, Lincoln had se~n the better days of his boyhood. If he was not wielding the axe in the forest he was driving horses or ploughing in the field. He even hired out to the neighbors, at twenty-five cents a day, as hostler, water-carrier, ploughboy, or doer of odd jobs. Now, aside from the fact that apparently education was unnecessary, there were few teachers and these knew little more than the children, who were so fortunate as to be allowed to attend their schools. Since there were few "backwoods dominies", as these pioneer teachers were sometimes denominated, the log-cabin .schools were fow and far between. Notwithstanding these seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Lincoln mustered all his courage for the great struggle of procuring an education. ¡ It is recorded by his biographers that when given his father's permission, which favor was granted but rarely, and after doing no little amount of work, he would walk as much as five miles to some school that chanced to possess a transient "dominie". The days upon which he managed to :snatch enough time to attend school were as few as were the schools. However, after mastering the three basic elements of education, he made in his evenings, a more advanced study, covering such subjects as poetry, law and composition. But, as one can imagine, this method of learning was slow and tedious and, therefore, he did not derive the full benefits of his persistent eff orfa until late in adulthood. Is it not almost beyond human comprehension for we modern students to think, that the Gettys" burg address, which is accepted as one of the noblest classics of English literature, came from the pen of one, who, in all, did not have much more than six months of schooling in his whole life? There now remains but one significant phase of Lincoln's boyhood. Had it not been for his extraordinary physique, it is certain he would have utterly failed to conquer the difficulties predominant throughout his life. He did not develop his sturdy body from such pleasant exercises as baseball, football, basketball, and other games in which the youth of today so freely participate. On the contrary, it was the hard manual labor of pioneer drudgery that made him the strongest boy in the neighborhood. At the age of seventeeri he grew to the¡ marvelous height of six feet and four inches . His strength was tremendous. It is said that he once lifted

half a ton. No one could split rails or wield an axe with the vigor and dexterity of Lincoln. He neyer picked a fight but he was never known to run away from one and he frequently stopped brawls and acted as umpire between disputants. As a result, the tall, lean, dark-haired, iron-muscled boy, dressed in moccasins, deerhide breeches, and coonskin cap, soon became the favorite of the community. Thus was spent the boyhood of the humblest, plainest, greatest, and most lovable man , who, after healing the wounds of this, our glorious nation, died a martyr to his Country. Armond Lottinville, Acad., '26.

~cabemp ~las~ ~xercises The Academy Class Exercises were held at Marsile Hall on Wednesday, June 9. The audience occupied seats on the law~ while the class utilized the large portico from which the speaking took place. The exercises opened and closed with selections by the Academy orchestra. Thos . . E. Ferris, President of the Class of '26, gave the salutatory in which he outlined the evening's program and expressed the gratitude of the Academy graduates to the Very Reverend President for accord,ing them the unusual privilege of conducting the exercises. Following him was the class historian, Joseph Meitzler, who reviewed the activities of the Class through their four years of high school work. The history was followed by two violin selections by Paul Brule, Academy '27. After this Louis Vallely assumed the role of a prophet and disclosed the diverse destinies of his class-mates. Through the instrumentality of Leo Larkin, who drew up and read the will, the graduates disposed of their effects, personal or otherwise, to the satisfaction of all present. Louis Vallely diversified the program by splendidly playing Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase. The class memorial was presented by Wilfred LeBeau. He expressed the appreciation of his class to the devoted Faculty of St. Viator Academy. The annual flag presentation was made by Francis Carroll and the Reverend Harris A. Darche delivered the speech of acceptance. The evening's entertainment was brought to a close by a selection from the Academy orchestra.

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achieved the goal of high school graduaJion, it is a pleasure to have as our guests our parents and friends to whose sacrifice and encouragement we owe so much. We hope to please you tonight with the little program we have arranged. If it does not measure up to your expectations, your kind indulgence will, I am sure, prompt you to remember that we are not professionals in the art of addressing public audiences. We hope that this program will afford you something of a cross section view of our academy life, of its joys and labors, of its sparklrng humor and even of its occasional pathos. Our historian will tell you of our activities, of our efforts to meet the responsibilities of academy leadership. Our will and class prophecy will interpret something of that frolicsome and joysome spirit that has made our social and everyday life so attractive. Finally, we will avail ourselves of this opportunity of expressing our devotion and gratitude 'to those whose faithful and kindly guidance have been the inspiration of our youthful lives. And before I bring my introductory remarks to a close, I desire to express the thanks of the Academy Class of '26 to our Very Reverend President and his Council for giving us the honor of conducting the class evening exercises. Most of you are aware that this is an unusual distinction, for since the foundation of class organization at St. Viator's, this program has been, with one exception, under the direction of the senior college graduation class. We feel-and we hope that we are not presuming--that this favor is accorded in recognition of our efforts to niake our beloved Academy a little_better for our presence in it. Vve are about to leave it now; in a few short moments we will lay aside the toga of lead-. ership in favor of the Class of '27. Though most of us will return to complete our education in these same halls, nevertheless, it is not without regret that we quit the Academy. We entered it as boys and now we are leaving it as young men. For four years we have studied and labored to meet the requirements of its high and exacting standards. On the athletic field and gymnasium floo r we have battled for her honor, and our proudest moments have been when our sacrifice, our brain and brawn have enabled us to place the wreath of victory on her fair brow. We accordingly rejoice at the distinction given the Academy, for it adds one more link to the chain of memories that we will always cherish. Thomas E. Ferris.

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On registration day, nineteen hundred and twenty two, the class of '26 cam,e into existence. It has been said that "happy is the nation whose annals are short". If this be true of classes, ours during the first two years of high school must have been extremely happy. Strain our memories as we may, we can find no especially remarkable achievement of which we can boast, with these exceptions that we co-oper~ted loyally and generously under the leadership of the upper classmen in all activities tending toward the betterment of our college home; that we took the initiative in the establishment of a society which has since be<;,ome the chief social organization on the campus, the Father Charles Fraternity. That all who worked to establish this societ y worked prudently and loyally, is attested by the fact that today it is one of the largest organizations in the College and that its annual re-union s are takin g on the aspect of a homecoming holiday. In our junior year the activities of the class became more pronounced. Our theatrical genius, Mr. Francis Barton, assumed charge of all entertainments given in our auditorium and he was ably assisted by our classmates, the ingenious Mr. K1in g, and Mr. Meitzler and our talented orchestra leader, Louis Barrosso. So well did these men conduct t he amusement department that their work was considered as approximating professional calibre. In the athletics of this year we also asserted ourselves. On the football squad we were represented by such warriors as Campbell, Carroll, Brophy and Rascher. On the basketball team of this year we played two men, Campbell and Ferris, of whose records we are very proud. The class officers this year were: William Broughman, president, Thomas Ferris, vice-president and Gerard Legris, secretary and treasurer. When we entered our senior year we assumed the obligations of Academy leadership which. ever since we have striven faithfully to discharge. We took the reins of leadership from an active and aggressive Class of '25 and we are conceited enough to believe that we have not only carried on the work but furthe red it. Our first act was to effect a firmer alliance and association between the high school classes who willingly cooperated with us in our effort to further class organization. As soon as this was accomplished the Academy seniors advanced their project of an Academy newspaper for campus circulation, which was heartily adopted and supported by the high school students. We today are of the conviction that this magazine has done much to advance the standing of the

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Academy in the affairs of the in titution, and ha potentialitie of doing fa r more in subsequent years. In addition to thi project, we organized the Academy Literary and Debating Society. Throughout the year everal interesting debates were held by the member of thi organization, and consequently interest in public speaking ha received an added impetu from these activities. Since several member of the cla were talented m usicians it was only natural that an orchestra should be formed to provide amusement and entertainment for the student . Under the ecretaryship of Mr. Barton the Pretzel Benders Kazoo band was organized to serve in that capacity. In athletics several of our cla smate have made names for themselves in the. annals of the institution. The Academy football squad was ably captained by John Brophy, and Francis Carroll, Tim Moynihan, Ambrose Rascher, Walkowiak and Meitzler were powerful factors in achieving the victorie of the season. To the Academy basketball team of 1926, without doubt, one of the greatest prep teams ever to represent Viator, the class of '26 contributed four of the five regulars, namely, Campbell, Ferris, Carroll, and Walkowiak, and in the reserves it was represented by Dandurand, Maloney, Obelenus and Ewing. At the National Catholic Tournament of 1926, this team made a brilliant record. It was the last of the Illinois teams to be eliminated and its Captain, Eddie Campbell, was awarded a place on the Conference team. In the baseball and track of this season our classmates played a prominent part. The ball team was ably led by our class president, Tom Ferris and had as its mainstays, Edward Walkowiak, James Daley, Ambrose R ascher and Francis Gamble. In track, Edward Walkowiak and Richard Dandurand won laurels for the Academy. Moreover, the class of '26 covered the cheering and rooting activities, organizing under the leadership of Joseph Meitzler, with the assistance of Francis Barton and Robert Ryan, the first Academy Rooters Club. Despite the fact that this club was organized toward the end of the basket ball season it received the enthusiastic support of the student body. As a climax to these achievements the Class under the leadership of Leo Schramer is putting out an annual which we feel sure will command the hearty appreciation of the Academy student body. Joseph Meitzler.

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eyes of the scientific world were focu sed . Danville was famou s because Mr. Robert King was its leading citizen and the same Mr. King had a stounded the world a few days ago by the announcement that he had per·f ected an instrument similar in operation to the radio by which distance scenes could be reproduced upon a certain kind of film . Though Mr. King had up to this time refused to make further comment or to be interviewed, at my personal request he consented to explain his marvelous device and graciously gave me leave to write it up in my newspaper the Eourbonnais Daily. Upon my arrival I luckily found the renowned inventor at leisure. After the exchange of greetings and inquiries about old classmates, Mr. King launched forth into an explanation of his wonderful device. At the outset the distinguished scientist informed me that no kind of a transmitting station was needed for the operation of this mechanism. I examined the outer side of the box which hid the instrument, which to all appearances resembled a large radio set. In place of the usual loud speak- · er, however ,there stood another cabinet of smaller dimensions, the front of which was covered with a piece of silvery fabric. The inventor now proceeded to adjust a few levers and revolve several dials. Lo! A flicker of light and shadows loomed on the. silvery cloth. Slowly but surely as the tra'ined hand of the operator moved the seemingly infinite number of dials,there gradually appeared a picture of a large chemical laboratory and in its center stood our old classmates, Emmanuel Kominick and Virgil Hartquest attired in snow white caps and jackets. Judging from their attitude and gestures I would say that some weighty scientific problem was the topic of discussion. A different twist of the dials presented a city street. A blue coated soldierly figure walked along the pavement, whom we recognized to be Peoria's Chief of Police and our own classmate Al Sheen. The dials were moved again in an effort to get distance. A court room scene now appeared. Here my friend explained that I was beholding that renowned and august tribunal, the World Court. In the center of a row of men sitting in high backed chairs and clad in loosely fitting black gowns I discerned the Chief Justice whom I recognized to be none other than our far famed classmate, Edward Walkowiak. With the click of the dials the picture changed to one of wildly dashing waves. In the distance a rum ship hoved into view, closely f~llowed by a U. S. Gunboat. Walking the quarterdeck with telescope in hand was Captain James Belden who presently turned and seemed to hand down a command to fire upon the runner. There was a cloud of smoke and the chief gunner, Bernard Marcotte, came running up evidently to report a perfect hit.

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As the large knob was moved again, a huge building under construction was depicted. Beneath a shady tree in the corner of the spacious lot sat engineer John Carlin violently expostulating with Andre Chouinard, apparently the architect. From the sign in front of the lot we learned that the new structure was to be another of the chain of hotels owned and operated by Mr. James Daley. The sands of Miami beach next presented t"liemselves upon the silvery screen. Closer and closer from the rear came Mr. Edward Campbell, exheavy weight champion of the world, and his former manager, Mr. Francis Carroll. I longed for a device that would enable me to annihilate time, distance, and space and thus allow me to greet these celebrities and former classmates. A click of the dials and an open space dotted here and there by groups of people appeared. Hurriedly across the scene strode Mr. Francis Barton whose facial expression and frantic gestures left no doubt of the fact that he was directing a new comedy. A minute's gaze informed us that the famous director was starring an equally famous comedian, Mr. Stanley Obelenus. As the dials moved again the silvery fabric presented a quiet looking studio. Mr. Joseph Meitzler, the famous story writer, sat in a large easy chair evidently explaining to that enterprising publisher, Mr. John Larkm, the plot of his latest work. Gladly would we have greeted the well known novelist, for his fame was such that even the greatest would have been delighted to meet him. His first novel abounded in interest to all, but especially to us who knew that it was based largely upon an incident in the life of that eminent lawyer and criminologist, Mr. Paul Keyser. The scene now changed to a large metropolitan theatre. A smile from Mr. King indicated that there was something very interesting about this picture. The curtain first caught my attention for upon it was inscribed in bold letters the advertisement of the firm, Ward and Betourne, boldly proclaiming to the theatre going public that their pharmacy was the best in the metropolis. As the curtain rose our classmate and friend Mr. Robert Ryan appeared on the stage and proceeded to entertain the vast audience with an exhibition of the latest steps. In the pit below sat the members of the orchestra. We immediately observed Leo Larkin moving his. rapid fire fingers over the key-board of the piano. On the opposite side of the group stood Mr. Louis ~arroso playing his beloved violin. In the center stood Mr. Leonard Kelly directing. As my friend moved the control once more, a space seemed the only thing visible. Uninitiated in the details of the mechanism as I was, I thought surely that something was out of order. However, I was mis-

taken for a dot appeared on one corner of the screen. The spot began to increase in size until a huge aeroplane in free flight occupied the greater portion of the silver coated cloth. In the cockpit sat Harold Cooley with the joy-stick tightly grasped in his hands. On the side of the plane was the inscription-Viator University-and immediately below, "Department of Aeronautics" . At this point the renowned inventor expressed a desire to get distance. A few turnings of the dials and a large marble-faced building appeared. A troop of cavalry in red and green uniforms galloped past. At their head rode Benjamin Madero, the military dictator of the Mexican republic. Conspicuous among the spectators by their natty uniforms and shining insignia stood Generals Rudolph Garza and Marceli~o Garza viewing the company as it passed by. Through Mr. K,i ng's manipulations, a school room scene presented itself. On closer observation we discerned its location was in a foreign land and a still more minute scrutiny revealed that the distinguished gentleman occupying the professorial chair was our old classmate, Irwin Matthews. Judging from the attention and interest manifested by his Mongolian students we would say that Professor Matthews is a very successful teacher. At this time my curiosity impelled me to ask the operator to get Kankakee. A little manipulation was the answer to my request and behold the interior of a large mahogany room presented itself. Around the large table in the center of the ·room were men whom I knew to be bankers. Among those present we noted Mr. Gerard Legris and Mr. Charles Murphy. A few more pictures of Kankakee convinced me that Kankakee was no longer the small city of our school days, but on the contrary that it had so grown that it numbered its population in six figures. Naturally we desired to ascertain whether our Alma Mater had kept pace with the growth of the community, whether Father O'Mahoney's extension plans had really extended St. Viator. We were amazed at the view flashed on the silvery Eicreen, at the sight of several commodious buildings of rare architectural beauty. A survey of the institutions gave us the information that prominent among the faculty members of this institution were such men as Father Ambrose Rasher, now Dean of Men, Father Armond Lottinville, professor of history and Prof. Denis Drolet, dean of the physics department. A shift of the dial and one of Kankakee's most prominent streets loomed on the curtain. Along came Governor Wilfred LeBeau in his "Deerfleet Special", a car manufactured by the Gamble and Freehill Automobile Company. The dial was moved again and a cozy library was repPage fifty-two

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We, the Acade1'ny Class of Twenty-six, realizing that the time has come for sacrificing our close connection with our beloved teachers and fell ow students, and being in full possession of a sound mind, memory and- understanding, do make and publish this our last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by us at any time heretofore made. We assert that we leave with a sense of irretrievable loss and with the consciousness that we are parting from associations which we value very highly. We fondly hope that the friendship founded and strengthened by intimate association in work and play will not fade with the passing of years. Animated with sentiments of this kind we make the following disposition of our goods.

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To Professor Roch we give the new studio now in the process of construction. We also desire to express our appreciation of his generous and faithful co-operation in making our programs a success.

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To Father Bradac we bequeath a dozen cartons of cigarettes and a time limit for his sermons. To all our teachers we will a warm place in our hearts in appreciation of their faithful labors in our behalf. We assure them that we will ever be faithful to their kindly direction. To the Junior Class we yield our exalted positions and superior airs. May they bear well the privileges of Seniors and dis.charge well the duties of Academy leadership. To the Sophomore class we extend our compliments on their excellent ways of dealing with freshmen. We also bequeath to them our sleepover privileges. To the Freshmen we leave the following counsels which, if followed will lead them to glory: Take the class of '26 as your model; work unceasingly early and late and success and glory will be yours. It isn't fun, but still look at the class of '26 and be encouraged. Besides these gifts we bequeath, not of necessity, but of our own free will, a pledge of friendship to all. All the rest and residue of our property, whatsoever and wheresoever, of what nature, kind or quality soever it may be we give and bequeath to our teachers. If they see fit, they may use the knowledge and startling information we have given them at whatsoever times we may have had written quizzes and examinations in the education of our younger brethen. This latter matter 'is, however, entirely at their discretion. And we do hereby constitute and appoint the Dean of Discipline executor of this, our last will and testament, the said party to serve without bond. In Witness Whereof, we the Class of Twenty-Six, the testators, have to this our will set our hand and seal, this tenth day of June, Anno Domini on thousand nine hundred twenty-six. Harold Collins, Acad. '26

Class :ffflemorial ~bbress It seems as but yesterday that we embarked upon our high school career and yet we are now approaching the port of graduation. While we anchor in this harbor during the short space of time that remains for us , it is but fitting that we review the course already traversed. As we scan

the past four years, as we experience the thrills of satisfaction which success and achievement in work can produce, varied thoughts and emotions fill our minds. But above all these there arises in our souls a surge of gratitude toward our Alma Mater and her devoted Faculty that is caused by a vivid realization of our indebtedness. To have received a high school education is itself a great favor. To have received an education in a hi ghly accredited and standardized school is a boon. But in addition, to have received an education in a Catholic academy that develops and trains the moral faculties as well as the physical and intellectual is a blessi n g for which we m ay well thank God in time and eternity. It is no wonder then that at this stage of our schooling that we should out of grateful heart s pay a tribute to the Faculty of St. Viator Academy. Staunch and loyal qualificati on s of virtue, honesty and integrity are incarnated in men whom we have had the privilege of honoring as our teachers. We have sat in their class-rooms and listened; we have seen the ideals of fidelity and fortitude, not expressed in poet's verse or pictured upon the artist's canvas, but incarn ated in men. We have been under the guidance of those who taught us not only by word of mouth to strive after the nobler and the hi gher things of life, but also and especially by the eloquently persuasive language of example. We may well be pardoned if we adduce but one instance where their conduct has impressed upon us one of the striking lessons of our lives. We have seen these men in sore affliction in the past year. We have seen a massive structure, a gymnasium erected at tremendous cost and sacrifice devoured in a few hours by ravaging flames. It seemed to us that the institution had received a blow from which it could hardly recover and on that cold gloomy January morning it seemed that school must be discontinued. At the will of the president we repaired to the Chapel expecting to hear from his lips that our school work at St. Viator must be temporarily, at least , suspended. Were the words that we heard freighted with syllables of complaint, despair or pessimism? No, not at all. Instead, a prayer of fervent thanksgiving was offered to God that not a single student was injured, and the announcement that despite everything St. Viator College would carry on, that it would still continue its work incessantl y in fulfilling its God-given mission. Confronted by examples of this kind and blrnsed with such associations, deaf, dumb, ¡ and blind would be if we were not appreciative. We, of course, realize that the best r eturn that we can make to our Alma Mater is to conform our lives to the direction and precepts she has given us. This we shall ever strive to do, not only in our pursuit of further study but even after our school life is ended. But before

we would close our academy career we would give something at this time as a testimonial of gratitude and devotion to Alma Mater. It is true that our resources are slender, that we cannot do for her an that we would like to do. It was, therefore, with alacrity and joy that we endor ed the project of last year's class of erecting a beautiful entrance to match her beatiful campus and now we are presenting the contribution of the class of '26 for this purpose. We hope that by so doing that our work will stand not only as a monument attesting our ,appreciation, but also that this structure will enhance the attractiveness of a campus that we have grown to love and admire. And so it is with pleasure that we join with t he preceding graduating classes in testifying in a tangible way our devotion and loyalty to an institution t hat has been to us not merely a place to study, a piace to recite, but a home. Wilfred LeBeau.

llre~entation of jf lag In accordance with the traditions of St. Viator Academy, we assemble to make formal presentation of the flag that will fly over the campus during the coming year. For Academy students, this practice has become somewhat akin to the sacredness of a sacrament. At this final stage of our schooling and especially upon this occasion, it is but meet and proper that we make open prefession of our loyalty and devotion to our country, and pledge our fidelity to all duties of American citizenship. We have been taught that patriotism is a duty, not a mere sentiment, not a mere coun sel, not a mere privilege. Moreover, we have been instructed that love of country must be manifested in our deeds and conduct. If such be the case we pray and hope that not one of us will ever fail in his duty. But in the natural order of things, this sacrifice may never be exacted of us. There is one duty, however, we cannot shirk even though we would, and that is the obligation of discharging the offices of a good citizen. This is the sacrifice that will be expected of us and failure to answer this call would smack of detestable treason. The foes that we will have to fight are indifference and corruption; the weapons we must use are a careful consideration of national and political problems and above all an intelligent use of our right of suffrage. It is our duty to keep faith with those who fought at Lexington and Concord, with those who fought an intestinal strife to give us the inheritance of a united nation and with those who fought in the World War for the destruction of autocracy. We can do this only by holding aloft the torch of faithful and devoted citizen-

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ship and keeping unimpaired the trust of a great nation committed to our care. If we fail in this we can never keep faith with those who died in order that we might have a noble and respected nation. As an expression to our Alma Mater that we will be faithful to the lessons of duty and patriotism she has taught us, we, the members of the Class of '26, present this national emblem to St. Viator College. As we do this we fondly hope that we will ever be loyal to our flag as befitting the student offspring of a College that sent its sons to prove their loyalty upon the fields of distant France, that sent even its teachers to uphold by their ministrations our fighting forces and which even threw open its halls of learning for the purposes of a military camp. And with all sincerity, we pray to the Lord, God of Hosts, that we will never falter in our unswerving loyalty and devotion to our beloved country, and that our nation may remain enriched in its numbers of true and faithful citizens. Francis Carroll.

ALLEGIANCE TO OLD GLORY Dear Country's Flag, I pledge my love Unswerving unto Thee ; · Thou Flag of heaven-born colors fair Blest Emblem of the Free! All treasures that I now possess, All honors earth can give, I pledge them all to Thee dear Flag That mankind free, may live! And if my Country needs my life To spread abroad .Thy fame, I'll gladly give that life dear F lag To glorify Thy name ! ' Because I love each radiant star On field of azure hue, Each snowy stripe and crimson barMy own Red, White and Blue.

J. A. W.

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The Lincoln Essay Medal was awarded to Armand J. Lottinville, Kankakee, Ill. Next in merit: Gerard Legris. Donor: Illinois Watch Company, Springfield, Ill. The Christian Doctrine Medal was awarded to Clarence J. Dempsey, Streator, Ill. Next in merit: John J. Farrell. Donor: Rev. V. Primeau, Manteno, Ill. The Mathematics Medal was awarded to Leo C. Larkin, Chicago, Ill . .. Next in merit: Charles R. Murphy. Donor: Rev. W. J. Kinsella, Chicago, Ill. The Chemistry Medal was awarded to Benjamin Madero, Paras, Mexico. Next in merit: Rudolph Roy. Donor: Dr. W. P. Cannon, Kankakee, Ill. The Academy Conduct Medal was won by Thomas H. Sullivan, Chicago, Ill. Donor: Rev. M. J. Marsile, C. S. V., Oak Park, Ill. Fourth Year Excellence Medal was won by Armand Lottinville, Kan~ kakee, Ill. Next in merit: Andre Chouinard. Donor: Rev. T. J. Hurley, Chicago, Ill. Third Year Excellence Medal was won by Charles R. Murphy, Kankakee, Ill. Next in merit: Leo C. Larkin. Donor: Rev. M. Dermody, Aberdeen, So. Dak. Second Year Excellence Medal was won by Charles Podlaski, Argo, Ill. Next in merit: Clarence Dempsey. Donor: Rev. M. J. McKenna, Chicago, Ill. First Year Excellence Medal was won by Werner Salg, Chicago, Ill. Next in merit: Ralph Marr. Donor: Rev. M. P. Sammon, Peoria, Ill.


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St. John Berchman's anctuary Society i the olde t organization in the Academy. For years it has furni hed core of altar boy for ervice at the august mysterie of our holy religion, in tilled re pect and reverence for the things of the sanctuary and f o tered vocation for the prie thood and religious life. It has a regularly dra.wn-up con titution which prescribes the times for meetings and the qualifications for membership. At present the organization is directed by Brothers Ryan and Tobin, and is faithfully served by a group of capable officers. During the past year the society has been unusually active. At the opening of the school year a large number of candidates responded to the moderators' invitation and applied for admission. After having passed through a course of careful training these were admitted to the sanctuary. A new amendment to the society's constitution was adopted which insured regularity and punctuality in the fulfillment of appointment . In all the Church functions of the year the members of the society were conspicuous. On St. Viator's day and St. Patrick's day especially did they contribute much to the grandeur and solemnity of the holy rites. On every First Friday of the month they formed a guard of honor during the customary exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. I


~t. '\Jtator ~tg~ton fflntt The St. Viator Mission Unit was formed this year through the initiative of our Very Reverend President, and Father Horsburgh, of Chicago. It is a part of the great organization, the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Despite the fact that the unit has had a late start, it has made a creditable record in a short space of time. Already plans are being formulated to extend the activities of the society during the coming year. The unit is under the direction of the Reverend Richard J. French, C. S. V., and has been captained by the following representatives of the different classes : Fourth Academy ...................................... Thomas Ferris Third Academy ................................................ John Daly Second Academy First Academy

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~IJe 1kntgbt~ of marp 3Jmmaculate Foremost among the religious organizations at St. Viator are the Knights of Mary Immaculate whose aim is to foster devotion to the Mother of God . Through the regular and frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist the members establish a spiritual .communication with the Blessed Virgin, through whom they offer their prayers and entreaties for the faithful on earth and the suffering souls in Purgatory. The fact that great spiritual benefits accrue to the members is amply evidenced by their daily conduct and character. The society meets every Sunday afternoon. In union with the Knights of Mary Immaculate and acting in cooperation with it is the League of the Sacred Heart. The membership of these two organizations is constantly increasin g and gives promise in a short time of embracing the entire student body.

Wbe ~cabemp 1Ltterarp anb 1!\ebattng ~octetp The Academy Literary and Debating Society which owes its existence to the initiative of the Class of '26 was formed to extend and supplement the literary and debating activities in the Junior and Senior classes. Since its organization has been of recent date it has not had much time to function; but judging from the wide-spread interest manifested throughout the high school in debating affairs, it can be predicted with certainty that a successful year awaits the society during the coming term. During the past year the members of the Senior class have held several debates on the following questions: Resolved: that capital punishment should be abolished. Resolved: that final examinations should be retained in this school. Resolved: that the Senate should authorize the proposed adhesion with reservations to the protocol of the Permanent Court of International Justice.

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On Monday evening, November 23, an appropriate musfoal festival was given in honor of St. Cecilia, the patroness of music. The entertainment was given under the direction of Professor L. J. Roch, assisted by Father Charles Raymond. After the program, all those participating were entertained in the music studios, where light refreshments were served. The program rendered for the day was as follows: 1. Academy Concert Orchestra Light Cavalry Overture ------------ -- ---------- ---------------------------------------- Suppe 2. Prelu'cles op. 28 Nos. 20 and 22 -- ---------- -------------------------- ------------ Chopin James Corbett 3. Violin Selections (a) Serena ta __________ __ __________ __ _________________________ _____ ____________ ____ ---- __ Drdla (b) Song Without Words --------------------------- --------------------- Pschaikowsky (c) Valse Act I Romeo and Juliet ------------------------ ------------------ Gounod Louis Barroso 4. Valse Caprice ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------ Newland Leonard Kelly 5. Academv Concert Orchestra (a) Sorig of India ------------------------------------------------------ Rimsky-Korsakow (b) Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffman ---------------------------------------- Offenbach (c) Salut D'Amour ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Elgar 6. Etude de Concert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- MacDowell Nightingale --- --------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------- Liszt Louis Vallely 7. Viator Glee Club (a) The Lost Chord (b) Old Black Joe Address ---------------------------------------------------- Rev. Richard, French C. S. V: 8. 9. La Traviata Overture ------------------ ---------------------------------------------------- Verdi Academy Concert Orchestra Page sixty-five

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A unique nam e, a unique orchestra, and a unique product! The P r etzel Benders, contrary t o the r ules of harmonics, do not use any m usical instruments sa ve a ban jo and trap drums. The weird a nd jazzmodic music of this tal ented group is produced with t he h uman voice properly regulated through combs, kazoos and other non-m usical instruments of original make. The year's disaster if it did not produce, at least did much to furt her the growth a nd popularity of this noise-melody organization . The student body, in t he absence of a gymnasium and auditorium, had to have diver sion an d Mr. F rancis Barton, Jr. , director of theatricals, solved the problem wit h t he presentation of his P retzel Benders. The first public appear ance was ma de on t he Kankakee Armory floor between halves of a basketball game. E ach n umber given was wildly applauded by the bask etball fan s, and encores were called and enthusiastically received. In fact the a ppla use was so un expected and insistent that the members mistook the coins thr own by a clamorous but appreciative audience a s t he missiles of an an gry mob, and were for making for cover. But the a vari cious tactics of t he Kankakee urchins in scrambling for the showered pieces soon disillu sioned the timid Bartonians who at once joined in the mix-up t o salvage what was left. Ever since thi s memorable occasion, the Pret zel Benders have been busy filling engagements in and about Kankakee an d were even venturesome enough to send their wares through t he eth er over t he gypsy station.

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~be ~abe The "Wave" is the unique name for the Academy magazine. It is professedly a high school paper written for and by Aca demy students who · do the entire work of publishing from the writing of the cont ributi ons to the mimeographing and distribution of the copies. The publication has for its purpose the promotion of interest in the study of English composition. The "Wave" made its initial appearan ce in the latter pa rt of October and has been published weekly since that time. The project of an Academy magazine was advanced by the Class of '26 and warmly endorsed by the other. classes. During the past year Brother O'La ughlin a cted as fa culty director and to his care and supervision is to be attr ibuted a lar ge measure of the financial and popu]ar success attain ed by the publication .

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REV. E. M. KELLY: C. S. V. Director of Athletics

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Row-Carroll, Moynihan, Pombert, Rascher, Mathews, Hinton, O'Connell, .Jackson.

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Second Row-Barrett (Coach), Connolly, Ewing, J. Maloney, L. Maloney, Slintz, Riccio, Campbell, Look, Clinnin.


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tEbe jfootball ~tat,on Under the coaching of William A. Barrett and the leader hip of John Brophy, t he Academy football team had a ati factory ea on. While it i true that the squad has not a long list of victories to boa t of, neverthele t here is a group of two hundred loyal Academy rooters who tolidly maint ain t hat given a longer schedule Barrett's men would have made a record to vie with that of any prep team. The squad· was graded as· one of the formi dable outfits in this part of the state. A powerful fighting line wellschooled in the act of defense and attack commanded the plaudit of the spectators even in def eat. It is no small boast of the Academy team that through the five hard fought games of the season only six first downs were chalked up against the line. Behind this aggressive line worked a fast and shifty backfield, a group of fighters strong in end and line attempts. In the first game of the year St. Bede's alert gridders took advantage of a blocked punt and fumble to defeat our men. At Peoria, a last minute intercepted pass gave Spalding a victory over the Barrett men. Keyser of Peo:r;ia was the racer who ran ninety yards to score the only touchdown of the game. De La Salle of Joliet contributed a 20 to 6 win to the Viator score shee.ts. Up to the third quarter both teams remained at a standstill,. but from here on the fun began. The accurate passing of Daly and the all · around work of Leo Maloney secured a lead for the Bourbonnais boys. Mathews did nobly when he caught a pass on a swift play and ran thirtyfive yards for his first touchdown. Marty Slintz contributed the other two srnres while his wing mate, Jackson, gave a very good account of himself. St. Mary's of Bloomington proved to be a tough foe for the Viator Preps. So hard fought was the contest that neither team was able to score. Twice it looked as if we were bound to score, but our attack weakened and the resistance of the invaders stiffened. In the concluding engagement of the season, the Viatorians scored a victory over Central High of Hammond, Indiana. Aerial and trick plays netted us nothing while they gave the Hammondites gain after gain. Only by straight football were the "fighting men of Viator" able to gain any ground and to batter and smash their way to within striking distance of the Hammond goal in the closing minutes of the fray. At this critical point; Matthews proved himself the hero of the day by sending a placement between the bars. In this way was the last and hardest fought game of the season turned into a victory. The prospects for a successful season in '26 are very bright. When the call is issued in September, Captain-elect Marty Slintz will lead out a fair number of veterans and a goodly number of recruits. Coach Barrett in anticipation of a strong team is arranging a heavy schedule. Page seventy~five ~

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The Academy basketball season of 1925-26 was one of the most glorious in the history of the school. H andicapped seriously at the outset by the burning of the gym. on Jan. 6, 1926, the Barret men, n evertheless made a record in the regular season that won for them the distinction of representing the Illinois District outside of Cook County in the National Catholic Tournament. And in the tournament itself they won the championship of Illinois Catholic prep schools by virtue of the fact that they were the last Illinois t eam to be eliminated, being defeated only by the National Champs, St. Xavier of Louisville. The team has the uni que record of losing only two games out of some twenty contest s, one in the regular season and the other in the National Catholic Tournament. The squad opened the season by losing a hard fought engagement with De La Salle of Joliet. But from this time on the Academy men started on a brilliant career of conquests which time and again excited profuse newspaper comment. Spalding Academy, St. Thomas of Rockford, St. Louis University High of St. Louis, Sacred Heart of Joliet. all contributed triumphs to the Academy score sheets. To Coach Barret goes the honor of developing one of the finest teams in the hi story of Viator Academy. Despite set-backs of a most annoying nature, the loss of the gym, irregular opportunities for practice and schedule uncertainties, he turned out a team which the Chicago American pronounced to be made of "championship stuff." Pag e seventy-seven

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L. Maloney, Hinton, Weber, Ferris, J. Maloney, Ewing, Mathews, Coach Barrett, Carroll, Slintz, Daly, Obelenus, Campbell, Walkowiak, Senesac, Dandurand.


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Amid the ringing ch eers of encouragement and support houted by the lusty voices of three hundred students, Coach Barrett and hi nine warriors left for t he National Catholic Tournament at Loyola. True, they did not win the championship, but nevertheless the story of their attempt will be inter esting to every friend of Viator . Captain Campbell fi rst led his men out against St. Joseph Academy of Shelbyville, Indiana. At the outset, through the stellar work of Ferris and the dazzling speed of Walkowiak, the Viatori,ans secured a lead which they maintained thr oughout t he game. As the team had taken a big step in the directi on of t he title, hopes ran high in the Viator camp. Preparations were at once made at Bourbonnais to take advantage of the Saturday holiday and to br ing a large crowd of rooters to t he scene of action. So well were these car r ied out that when the Viator men made t heir appearance on the fl oor for t he St. Louis game they were greeted by t he shouts an~ yells of hundreds of supporters. The. en counter with the men from St. Louis University High was one of the fin est contests staged on the tournament floor. In no game of th e year did the Barr et m en di splay their fighting spirit so well and effectively. Campbell's spectacul ar working in saving the day for the Viatorians will long be r em embered and Walkowiak's exhibition of skill and speed can never be for gott en . The lads from Bourbonnais had to strain a ll resources to show up t he men from Missouri. Encouraged by two well-earned victories the Academy basketeers appeared for t heir last and crucial battle. Here their Waterloo was to confront them; here t he strai n under which they had played for three days was manifest. The Viatorians never fought harder in their lives and the breaks seemed to be against them at every turn. Walkowiak, who established a marvelous record in the season and whose deadly shooting eye had attracted the attention of all the sport writers, was guarded throughout by two men, one of whom won a berth on the all-tournament team. It was a ha rd battle to lose, but the Viator men proved themselves to be good loser s, and well they might! They left the tournament with the distin ct ion of having exhibited a very fine calibre of basketball and of having been t h e last of the Illinois teams to be eliminated.

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~aptain ~bwarb <teampbell Written deep in the annals of the achievements of the Academy basketball team is the part played by the leadership of Capt. Ed Campbell. Eddie, by length of service and by. stardom the natural leader of the squad, was an excellent captain. When the occasion demanded someone to re-organize in the midst of the fray the puzzled attack, or the wavering defense, Ed was the man Jor he was a clear, quick thinker. Often it was his aggressiveness that prevented the morale of the team from breaking in the critical moments. Having confidence in him, his players responded to his pleas. _In losing him the Academy loses a capable and respected leader.

Into the hands of John Daly is put the destiny of the 1927 five. The reasons for his selection are solid. In his modest way Si was big factor in the success of the 1926 team because he was a good ''feeder". Himself stickler for teamwork, he should inspire his men to hold to the same ideal. Outwardly a quiet character, he is a fighter who fights to the very last- and then goes on. If he can infuse his · spirit of courage and teamwork . into his mates, Si will captain a winning squad.


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~cabemp l>aseball Our first baseball game with Streator demonstrated that the Academy had a team of which it might well be proud. Jim Daley started on the mound and his crooked ones completely baffled the opponents. Frank Weber finished the last two innings and did equally well. During this time the other members of the team were doing their part by rapping the opposing pitcher consistently. The return game at Streator was more decisive and colorful. Early in the game Walkowiak off set a lead of one point by knocking a home run. After this things began to come our way and everybody seemed bent on knocking the cover off of the ball. Both of our pitchers, Daley and Weber, were masters of the situation. A limited schedule was the only thing that prevented the Academy men from scoring a string of victories. Next year with a more elaborate schedule and with the assured number of able candidates, Viator Academy will, in all probability, have a number of triumphs to boast of. Coaches Fr. Harrison and Bill Barrett have demonstrated conclusively that the Academy is rich in good baseball material.

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~cabemp 1!1:rack The first track team in years to represent St. Viator Academy, participated in an eight team meet at Streator and was successful enough to take second place. The showing made at this meet by Walkowiak, Mathews, Jackson, Slintz and McMahon aroused considerable interest in track activities and as a result our men underwent a strenuou s drill in preparation for the dual met with Streator High School. In this meet, despite the fact that our fleet racer and medal winner Walkowiak was indisposed, the Viator men won their first victory. The remarkable run of "Si" Daly in the quarter mile was the outstanding feature of the day. McMahon took first place in the broad jump, while Kennedy anq Verosky each took a first place in the field events. The success of this year's team will no doubt give a strong impetus to track work during the coming year. Practically all of the trackmen will be back next year and from these and a large number of recruits, a team ought to be formed that will win honors for Viator. Captain Jackson has the best of prospects before him, with promising material and a good schedule.

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~enior JLeague Shortly after the Easter recess, Father Harrison called a meeting 0f the Senior department and outlined a plan for a baseball league for the benefit of that large number of students unable to make · a place on the varsity. Six men were elected captains and these, under the direction of the R~verend organizer, selected players from the ranks of the Seniors. Rivalry and enthusiasm ran high throughout he season as al1 teams were fairly matched and the race at all. times close. First place in the league was captured by the team led by Walsh. For trophies Father Harr ison presented the winners with attractive gold fobs. The Senior league is a very valuable asset to athletics at St. Viator. Any student with talent and ability has abundant opportunity for displaying them in these intra-mural games and what is more beneficial than every student taking part in some sport? As a result the league has been and will be a powerful factor in developing players for t he College and Academy teams. Accordingly, Father Harrison is deserving of the gratitude of each and every student at St. Viator for his untiring and able efforts to foster intra-mural sports.

~tabemp JLeague In the Academic league, Bob Singler's nine swept through the schedule undefeated. The main reasons fo rthis were the fielding and hitting of Singler, Sullivan, Kells and McCarthy. Morrissey, ably assisted by the efforts of Lareau, Anderhub and Schell, whose records for consistent hitting of the agate were notable, took the runner up position. With Verheyen pitching well, Keane fielding in commendable style, and himself infusing the proper spirit into his wilting team, Bill Vendley managed to tie for third place with VanWarmer, whose strongest players besides himself were Dundon, Hayes and Perko. Although the record of games won and lost shows somewhat of a gap between the winners and the last place, the league was interesting because the majority of games were hotly contested. The representative team, one of the best of recent years, had to be content with a very short schedule. But, the five games played were won by comfortable margins. Capt. Singler, catcher, topped the team with a batting average of .600 and a fielding record of .950. Sullivan, Morrissey and Dundon, the hurlers, received excellent support from the veteran infielders Verheyen, Hayes, VanWarmer, Kells, and from the experienced garden~rs, Lareau, Keane, Anderhub and Carney. The season's record is as follows: ACS __ _____ __........................... 11 Bradley ···················-······ 0 ACS .................................... 14 Nativity ··-················-···· 7 ACS ......................................4 Help of Christians ····-··- 1 A CS ........ ---·-··········-····-······· 10 Kankakee ·····-··-········-······ 1 ACS .. -·-··· · ·-- · ··-······ · ·····-····· · · ·· 8 St. Patrick's -····-···-···-···· 5 P age eight11-f ive



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J,anbball l 9Z6 The Wave, the Academy weekly paper, has brought the sport of handball into its own at St. Viator. Early last spring it sponsored three different leagues; a minim team, academic team and senior team. Throughout, great interest was manifested in this interesting sport and it seems safe to say that handball has been re-instated as a branch of athletics in the institution. At the close of the season each member of the three winning teams was awarded a pretty medal. So much enthusiasm has been manifested in these leagues that it is almost a certainty that they wi11 be organized next year. In sponsoring these activities the Wave has shown that it can play an important part in student functions. The members of the league teams are deeply appreciative of the direction and coaching given by Brothers Sees and O'Loughlin.

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~cabemp ((bronicle SEPTEMBER IO-Registration Day for Academy students. Settling down process begins. 11-Schola brevis. We meet our professors. 20-Beautiful statue of the Little Flower set up in the chapel. We owe this to the generosity of Father Renella's brother. Devotion to the saint grows daily. 30-The Academy Class of '26 organizes and elects officers for ensuing year.

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OCTOBER 2-Freshman, Sophomores and Junior Academy classes manifest school spirit by organizing. 3-Academy football squad loses hard fought football game to St. Bede's. IO-Spalding by last minute play defeats the Viatorians 6 to 0. 12-Columbus day. Afternoon Conge.

20- Entire student body greets and cheers the arrival of Father Marsile, a distinguished and beloved ex-president of the college. 2I- Marsile Day. We join with\ the countless alumni and friends of the college _i_n honoring Father Marsile on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Priesthood. A splendid tribute to a noble man. 23- Valparaiso U. contingent suffered a very severe setback when they bucked up against our varsity. At the close Valpo had the small end of the 32 to O score. 29- St. Viator celebrates Homecoming by a 3-0 win over Wesleyan. 30- The Academy wins football victory from De Lai Salle, Joliet. NOVEMBER 1- All Saints Day. 6-St. Viat or Academy and St. Mary's, Bloomington, football team battle to a scoreless draw .

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II-Armistice Day. Nearly the entire student body journeyed up to Grant Park Stadium to witness the Columbia-Viator fray. Due to muddy field another scoreless tie resulted. I6-Examinations-a drama of triumphs and failures. 23-Gala Musicale marks the celebration of St. Cecilia's day by the Philharmonic Society. Louis Barroso's recently organized orchestra, the Academy musicians and Glee Club all give a good account of themselves. ~ 24-A thirty yard placement kick by Mathews scored a victori over Hammond Central High for our gridders. Thanksgiving Recess. Varsity defeats DePaul on the latters gridiron on Thanksgiving Day game. DECEMBER 9-The Juvenists' Banquet proved to be a delightful and sumptuous af- 路 fair. I5--The annual banquet is tendered Varsity and Academy football squads and monograms are awarded. Marty Slintz is elected to captain next year's Academy squad. I6-The dance given by the Junior class of the College department did not measure up to expectations, but nevertheless all present had a good time. IS-Christmas vacation begins. Halls and campus are practically deserted.

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1-Annual retreat which has been unusually successful ends. 2-Second semester begins. 4-Thomas Ferris elected president of the Academy class of '26 to fill place made vacant by withdrawal of John Brophy. 16-Llncoln's Day. A special edition of the Wave heralds the organization of the Academy Rooters' Club. 27-0ur basket tossers win victory over Kankakee Y. M. C. A. 28-F. C. F. holds annual banquet and re-union in the K. of C. Hall at K,a nkakee. The affair was a success from every angle. MARCH 1-Novena to the Little Flower begins. 2-Academy quintet wins exciting contest from Sacred Heart, Joliet. 6-Plans for High School annual are discussed by the Class of '26. 10-New system of free study. ~ 12-Academy wins right to represent Illinois district ~ in the National Catholic Tournament by defeating St. Thomas of Rockford in one of the thrilling games of the season. A goodly number of the boys made the trip to Rockford to cheer the ,~.:ret:,. ct u b Barrett men on to victory. 17-St. Patrick's Day. Monsignor Legris celebrates Pontifical High Mass in college Chapel and Father Burns delivers eloquent sermon.


18-21-0ur basketeers leave for the National Tournament at Loyola, Chicago. They are given a rousing send-off. Viatorians win their first game of tournament from St. Joseph's Academy of Shelbyville, Indiana. Hopes for championship mount high as Barret men eliminate St. Louis University High from the tournament. Viatorians meet defeat from the National Catholic Champions of St. Xavier of Louisville, Ky. They are the last Illinois team to be eliminated. 26-Third quarterly examinations begin. Ponies are being groomed, but the betting seems to favor the profs. 31-All ready for Easter recess! Weather conditions are more becoming Christmas than Easter.

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1-Academy track men out for practice. 3-Academy graduates have photos taken. 6-Baseball teams wins first game of the season by def eating Streator High School. Daley and Weber did the twirling. 25-Academy track team make fine showing at Streator and win second place in an eight team track meet. 31-Final examinations for graduates begin. JUNE

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"Jim, who is your favorite author?" "My dad." "And what does he write?" "Oh, just checks."

Fr. Philli ps: "What do you know about Shakespearean roles?" Carlin: "I don't know a thing. Our baker doesn't make them."

BY THESE YOU SHALL KNOW THEM "Your next assignment will be" ----------- ---- --------------····----------- -- -- -- - Fr. Phillips "Close your books" ---------------------- ----- -- --------------------- ----- -- ---- ----- Bro. McEnroe "How long did you study" ---------------- ---------------- -- ------------ --- ---- --- Prof. O'Leary "Look here, Sonny" ----------------------- ---------------------------------- ------ ----Fr. Bradac "Keepa still" -------------------- -------- ---------------------------------------------- -- --- - Prof. Perez "Ah-er-ah-ah'' -------- ---------------------- -- --------- --- ------------------------- --------- Fr. Raymond "I'll try and draw it for you." --------- --- -------------- ------- -- ---- ------- Prof. Kennedy "Oh, Yea" ----------- ----- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- ---------------- Bro. Sees "Alright back there that's enough" -- -- -------------------------- ---- Bro. Surprenant "You ' re was ti ng your paren t' s money " ---- ------ ------------ -------- -- B ro. K oe1zer "Now for tomorrow" ---- ---------------- ---- ---- -------------- --------- ----- ------ -------- Bro. Ryan "Eeemagine" ------ ---- -- -------------- ---------------------------------------- -- ---------------- Fr. Rinella "Hurry up there, time for class" ----------------------------------------- ----- Fr. Harrison "New Yawk leads in everything" ------------------------- ---------- - Prof. Harrington "Alright thats' enough of that" ----- ------------- ------- ------------------- Fr. Landroche .


WILLIAM P. CANNON, M. D. Attending Surgeon to Students and Faculty of St. Viator College Office Hours : 2 to 4 p. m. 7 to 8 p. m. Phone Office, Main 337

Phone Home, Main 3073 302-303 Cobb Bldg. KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS



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Fine Office Stationery, Wedding Announcements, Cards Folders, Etc.


Telephone 406


Our Advertisers Are Houses of Quality'

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Wherever mankind labors, General Electric motors can b e found carrying loads, driving machinery, and saving time and labor. And ther e is no branch of electrical d evelopme nt today to which General Electric has not made important contributions. A series of G-E a d v ertisem e nts showing what ele ctricity is doing in many fi elds will be sent on request. Ask for booklet GEK-1.

In a field in Spain stands a stone mortar. Crows hover around it, picking up grain and chaff- cawing. Here young Marcheta will come to pound maize. For years she will pound maize. But the crows will hurl their gibes upon a woman aging early. Old Marcheta - still in her thirties. The American woman does not pound maize. But she still beats carpet; she still pounds clothes; she still pumps water. The miracles which electricity already has performed indicate but a fraction of the possibilities for better living and the opportunities which developments in electricity will hold for the college man and woman. 7-72FBI







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THE CITY BANKS Kankakee, Ill.

Amedee J. Lamarre Bourbonnais, Ill. Cigars


Mrs. D. H. Kamman, D. H. Kamman

Welcome y'our banking businessCor. Court St. and Schuyler Av.

Te•l ephone Bell 237


D. H. Kamman & Co. Manufacturers of High Life Ginger Ale and Grape and all Kinds of Soft Drinks KANKAKEE, ILL.

Trade . At

Phillip T. Lambert's GOOD SERVICE HARDWARE 129 E. Court St., Kankakee




Manufacturer of Lime, Wholesale and Retail Cement, Brick, Sewer Pipe, Sand, Etc. Office-Warehouse, 50·3 West Avenue KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS





Buy Their Clothes and Furnishings at



G. Arseneau Bakery Bourbonnais, Ill.

Bourbonnais, Ill.

When in Kankakee Call on Our Advertisers

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Bell Telep,h one 407

Paris Royal Cleaners 270 E. Court Street

Einbeck's Photo Studio CLEAN, PRESS, REPAIR 143 North Schuyler Avenue KANKAKEE, ILL.

Amedee T. Betourne PHARMACY Agent for Eastman Kodaks

Ca'tl and deliver daily at Roy 218

Always drink pasteurized milk. Our wagons pass your door every morning before y'ou have breakfast. MILK-CREAM Bulgarious Butter Milk

Prompt Developing and Printing

Kankakee Pure Milk Co.

119 Court St., Kankakee, nI.

306 South Schuyler Ave. Both 'Phones 45 Drink Milk

Kankakee Book and Furniture Store


7 6 TAXI

Everything in Books and

Our Cabs Insured For Your Protection



· Telephone Wabash 3875

CRERAR CLINCH, COAL COMPANY Miner s and Shippers of Majestic-COA L-McClintock 645 The Rookery


Help the Men Who H elp the "Viator ian"




MORRIS~ Supreme

Foods bearing our Supreme Yel.low and Black Label represent high~st quality. The more pariS-~#JJ ticular you are the better Y<?u'll . like -Supreme Foods.

MORRIS & COMP ANY Packers and Provisioners


Phone 922

Phone 922


TAXI Rates to Kankakee: One passenger, 75c; three passengers, $1.00

Bourbonnais, Ill. Phone Appointments as Early as Possible




Make the Home of


Legris Trust and Savings Bank

213 S. Schuyler Ave. 17 4 East 'Merchant St.

105 Court Street

Y0ur Banking Home


It 'is a matter of justice and principle to support our advertisers.


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WALTER J. RICHERT Telephone 995

RIEL Y & RICHERT ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS and DEALERS Electric Washing Machines, Ironing Machines, Sewing Machines Motors, Vacuum Cleaners, Fixtures, Appliances, Lamps and Supplies 370 EAST COURT STREET

Electricians for St. Viator College ELECTRIC WIRING


Kankakee Shoe Repair Co. HAT CLEANING



Directly Opposite Majestic Theatre SPECIAL RATE TO VIATOR STUDENTS

JOHN J. DRURY HOT WATER HEATING Vacuum and Low Pressure System Heating Bobh Telephones 72


154 S. Schuyler Ave.

When in Kankakee Call on Our Advertisers

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PHILIP HOUD,E AND SONS Excavation and Construction




With Compliments

N. L. MARCOTTE - W. J. ARSENEAU The Barber The Busy Bee




Work Called for and Delivered

127 So. Schuyler Ave.

Main 283


167 No. Schuyler

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Oberlin Furniture Co. KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS

_D. J. O'LOUG~LIN, M~ D. Practice Limited to

EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Bell Telephone 253 602 City Nat'l Bank Bldg.



Insurance Loans and Bonds 311 City National Bank Building

-Be a Supporter of Our Advertisers


Everybody Likes Candy


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Standard Hardware Co. Both Phones 259 Use Our Hardware-It Stands Hard Wear Blue and White Eaamel Ranges Expert Furnace Men

Chas. Wertz Co. Lumber, . Cement, Brick, Lime, Sand,

Sewer Pipe, Hard-


Plastier, and Coal

McBROOM BROS. First Class Restaurant and Cafe Kankakee, Illinois Help the Men Who Help the "Viatorian"


~-.~-----~ __ -=.._-:-:--~ --------~--------~ NOTRE DAME CONVENT Accredited to Illinois University A Select Boarding School for Girls and Young Ladies This institution is conducted by the Sisters of Notre Dame, and offers every opportunity to young ladies for a thorough Christian and secular education. Prices reasonable. For catalogue address ¡ SISTER SUPERIOR, Notre Dame Convent Bourbonnais, Illinois

America's Largest Distributors NO. 10 CANNED GOODS

For forty years specialists in supplying quality food products to Chicago's foremost Hotels, Restaurants and Clubs.

John Sexton & Co. Wholesale Grocers



Phone Superior 1380

Dr. F. R. Jones . (Dentist)

Phone: Main 437

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We are glad to ex tend to you the conveniences of our store. We expect you to buy only when you want the goods and are satisfied of our valuesyou are welcome at all times.

The Winner Correct _Apparel For Men

Mallory Hats

Bostonian Shoes

Plant-Kerger-Dandurand "The Home of Kuppenheime·r Clothes in Kankakee."


Our Advertise-r t Are Reliable



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