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Ninforinu L Ret:reat: Ends Holy Sat:urday


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SA'l' Uit D AY , AP RI L 15, 1933

NO. 13


R -E-v.-J.-P-. o-,M-A-Ho-NEY_P_REA_c_H_Es-~~P= RO=VI=N= CI= AL=G= IV= ES=R= ET=RE=A= T ==::;:=;rsTuoENT-s DEPART ANNUAL HOLY WEEK STUDENT RETREAT AFTER SERVICES Vacation Ends Tuesday Evening, April 18

Positive Holiness Emphasized In Stirring Conferences ; Rev. T. E. Shea Unable To Fulfill Engagement Due to unfo r eseen and


tasks during Holy W eek, Rev. T . E. Shea, pastor of S t . Mar y's Pontiac ,

In th e presen ce of veiled statu e:"!, with words that have been uttered through the ages, th e "new fire" is kindled and th e services of Holy Saturday are b egu n. Ceremony followJ significant ceremony. The Paschal cand le- symbolic of the body of the ri sen Ch ri st- is lighted. The n the bells a r e ringing once more. Th e rich tones of the organ join those of the choristers chan ting "Alleluias" .Statues are unveiled. The rays of the glorious s un are shining through stained g lass windows. The most wonderfu l feast of th e year. Easter. is inaugurated.


alumnu s of St. Viator, '16, was un-

able to fulfill his


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preach th e annual student retreat at th e College. Though it was a great disappointement tha t

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this great or-

The third and final broad cas t of thP.

ator could not g ive the conferen ce, the anno u ncement that R e v. Joseph P. O'Mahoney, C. S. V., Provincal of the Chicago Province of th e Viato r ian order, had graciously offe red his services for the occasion w as a g reat co nsolation, for Fr. O'Maboney is noted for his ability as an orator. The first exercise of the Retreat was the confe r ence, W ed nesday night, April 12. The next morning the services of lioly Thursday were held w ith Rev. J. w. R. Maguire, c. S. v., as celebrant of the Mass, R ev. John E. Williams, C. S. V. , deacon, Rev. Franci s J. Harbauer, c. S. V., s ubdeacon. The Master of Ceremonies was R ev. William J . Cracl{nell, C. S. V. The seniors in cap and gow n, the aco lytes with lighted candles a nd two little flower g irls led th e procession of the Blessed Sacrament while the choir chanted the "Pange Linga". The conferen ces during the day while t he Blessed Sacrament was in t h e repository co n s tantly guarded by s tudents appointed for the task of honor, were of a pos itive natu r e that se rved to turn the m ind to the achievement of holiness beyond mere avoidance of mortal sin s tretting the importance of good works. They were stirring orations. Go od Friday The sad ser v ices of Good F rid a y , mirr oring t h e so rrow of t h e Faithful at the exti ng uishin g of th e "light of the world" fo r a time, howeve r short , and the Mass of t he Presanc tified were preformed by th e same celebrant and deaco ns. The al t ars wer e lef t bare , t h e doo'r of th e t a bernacl e was open. The clouds were lowering and th e rain beat upon the windows , but the words of the retreat master were those of hope and reconciliation. H oly Saturday T h e last confer ence of t h e Re treat was given Friday eveni ng. T he confessions were heard and th e College pr epared for the significant cer emonies of the next day. Following the joyful se r v ices, F r . O'Mahoney spoke briefl y ,but h is words we r e those of the leader about to reent er t h e battl e . The b attle c r y was "Forward"! Ther e was t o be no look ing back on the p as t , excep t to r e· m ember its f olly, to learn wisdo m from i t and f rom th e experience of o thers. P r onouncing the apostolic, this d is tinguish ed Viatorian sent for th each studen t wi t h renewed spiritual a:nd men tal . vi gor , o ut into the b rill iant sunshine of hope and happiness.

St. Viator Glee Clu b over s tation \¥CFL will take place at eight o' clock Sunday evening, April 30. The precedi ng presentations of thi s popular organization have been so well re ceived and the reques t s for ano ther broadcast so numerous that the invilation of the station has been accepted for this final appearance over the e th er. In the sho rt tim e of its existence the Glee Club has made seve r a l s u e cessful public appearances, as a most important part of the Christmas play. And forms the Chorus of the Mikoda. It has been most capably directed by :Miss H arriet Gi ll ette whos e ceaseless activity in its advancement has met w ith the hearty cooperatio n of all th e members in form in g an interesting and useful o r ganization. Program The program of April 30 is compo.sed of so m e exceptionally beautiful numbers. Among them are "The Bubble'' , from the Musical Farce "High Jink s'', by Rudolf Friml and arranged by Wallingford Riegger; "In The Luxembourg Gard en s" by K ath leen Manning, arranged by R iegger. A double quarte t composed of George Fleming, Vivian R eve ll, first tenors; Edward H unt, James Fooh ey, second t enor s; Charl es Byron and K enne t h B u s h man, baritones; Don An derson, James M cNalll y , basses, will sing the eve r popular "Home On Th e Range" composed by David W. Guion, likewise arranged by Riegge r , and "Tally-Ho", a rousing hunting song by Franco L eon i and arr anged by F r ed eri c Lord . The f ine o ld me lody which is so often associated with t h e so ut and, in general, with th e Victorian age, "' Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes", th e words of which arc a love ly poem by Ben Johnson , is another of tbe chorus n umber s.


Club Is S<:ene; Orc hes tra

F al e t ti

The Freshman F ro li c which feat ures t he post E aste r socia l ac tivity of t he College this yea r p ro mises to be the mos t s u ccessful because it is t h e mos t car efully planned dance of the year. Th e Preside nt of the c lass, J oseph W . Mahoney, is chai r man of the committee composed _of No r be r t Ellis and Willi am Phelan w h ic h is in charge of th e a rrange m en ts. T hes e ver ycapable men are making every effort to provide the upperclB.!Ismen and f riends with the beat tn dancing J oseph Torri and Bourke Monah an , ente rtainment. '32. and K enneth Bushman April 8 =============== tqok the K. of C. Scholar ship exam. (Continued On Page S ix)

Aposto Uc B less ing The long and beautiful service ends . The Apostolic Blessing is bestowed on the students who are finishing th eir annual retr eat. A ne w spintt;al life is begun. Each individual r e turn s to his mundane affairs with a new vigor. Breakfast must be undergone in haste, for there are those ea rl y trains to be cau~ht, o r , perhaps, Dad and Mother will be here soon. And out on the highway, students are already forming a line on eithe r- side of passing motors-goi ng south. north, east and west. The sunshine after rain is more charming than eve r this morning. Nature seems rejoicing with her children in the r etu rn of spring and happiness. VERY


VIA TORIAN JOINS NATIONAl PEACE MOVEMENT: TO ASK STUDENT OPINION Intercollegiate Disarmam ent Council Sponsors Poll To Submit To P r esident On P articipation In War In r c:ponse to a nation wide movement under t he leadership of the Inter-collegiate Disarmament Council THE VIA TORIAN will hold a poll during th e nex t fo r tnight to determine t he attitude of the s tud ent body to· ward participat ion in war for their co untry. The pu rpose of th e po ll is explained in th e following words of J ames Frederick Green, chai r man of th e Council : I n view of the immin e n t danger of war in Europe and t h e Far East, promising a degr ee of des truction and concomitant s uffe r ing unknown even in th e World War , I believe that it is impe rative fo r Ame r ican s t udents to speal{ their m ind s at this time. Undergraduates at Oxford and in other British uni versities are giving thei r gove rnmen t du e warning that they will "under no circumstances fight fo r King and Countr y". A similar declaration b y our present co llege generation will compel the Ame rican governme nt to consider twi ce any action liable to involve the co untry in war , especially in view of its obligations under the P aris Pact.

The Intercollegiate Disarmament Council national poll on "Participation in War" is circulating some 600 colleges, four of which, Columbia, Brown Princeton and Yale are already enthusiastically carryi ng on their locH.! polls. The peti tion is phrased so that both the r adic al and the mode r ate pacifis t may s ig n , in d es igna~d co lumns. Whether they p ledg e them sclves "not t o participate in any way, of whateve r origi n or nature" or "except in case of invasio n of the main land of th e U n ited States", American students wi ll be going far toward preven ting a decla r atio n of war by the United States. I n o r der to deter min e what propor tion of a g iven college com unity has signed t he pacifist pledges, a third column is provid ed for signatures to a stat ement wr..i ch r ep resents the traditional t es t of citizens, willingness to participate in any war consti tutionally dec lared by Congr ess. It will be noted that th e phrase "to participate tn war " is used by the Inter-collegiate Disarmament Coun(Continued Oa Page Six)

Stude nts Remai n But not eve r y one will be so fortun ate as to go home for this great feast. Distance and time forbid it. for the vacation en ds Tuesday evenin g. Fo r th em there will be the beau ty of High Mass celebrated in th e College chape l at a flower decked altar, the priest vested in joyful white, the exultant Gregorian chant of the choir, ri sing and fallinG rhythmi cally carrying the s pirit heavenward.

BERGIN DEBATERS WIN FROM ROSARY View Large Co llectio n Of Rare Art T r easllres The Bergin Debating Socie t y, r ep rese.nted by th e manager, Robert A. NoIan, Gill Midd leton, and Ralph Hoo vt r uph e ld t he affirmative of the qu estion: resolved: "That the United States sho uld cancel the Inter-Alli ed War Debts", in d eba t e wifn Ro sa ry College of River Forest. The dec is ion was given to th e B ergin Debaters. Raymund G . Wenthe, a prominent and accompl is h ed debater acted as driver for his fellow debaters, and also--as .critic. The t eam was accompani"ed by th e coach, Very R ev. J . W. R. Maguire, C. S. V . Arriving in t he evening t he debat ers we re en· tertain ed at dinner by t he College and later enjoyed an inspection of the rare art collec tion and tapest ri es of medieval and more modern Europe that Rosary possesses.






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POLITICS . . As this issue. goes t o press an intensive municipal political campaign IS neanng a close in the n eighboring city of Ka nkakee. A g reat deal of mudslinging has been in dulged in both by th e Republicans and the Dem ocrats neither par t y being less bespattered than the other. One' ~roup controls and uses the to wn 's only daily pa per a s ItS mo uthpieCe, While the minority party Spreads theii propagan da by means o:Z a weekly and by pamphlets. A s one reads over the Items put forth by both f actions one is so r~ ly t empted t o d~spair both of democracy and of th e f ruits of our educatwnal system, for most of the charges and counter char ges are both peurile and assinine - with few of them con sti t uting real issues. In other' words th evan· can d'd · · one respect at least ' I a t es h a ve given, m th eir t acit appro val to methods for w hich Tammany and' the Saloon age have been SO much COndemned. . ~or is the m~tropo !is of northeastern Illinois t h e only City m t h e land m which the afor ementioned election abuses are so flagr a nt. Ou r presidental campaigns of 1928 and 1932 give further proof as tO the Shady methods ~ y which .we select the men w ho are to provi de the work m g machmery . f or government. lt can be pJain]y seen that unless something is done in the n ear f uture t o ref h orm OUr met od Of ChOOSing public Officers, we Can ~ ever ho~Je to a pproach the state of government formed m th ~ mmds of our American forefathers. Th e only effective J?eans to remedy t he evils is by educating the students m our colleg~s a nd universities to apprecia te th ~ ~mportance of attai.n~n_g to a public office, and by reqm!·mg all embryo p ohticians to be thoroughly gro unded m th e ethics a nd th e a dministration of government. One of the saddes t a spects of the whole situation is that a great percen~age of the gen eral public seriou sly accepts th~ mutten~gs of these pseudo-political sages The educatwnal solutwn already 'mention ed could also be made t o include projects f or the developing of a national sen se of h_um or m order to .offset this phase of the proEither we must tram our future administrators blem. and electors, or w e had better a ppoint a royal family and I en d the presen t farce for evermore.

Th e student poll on P articipation In War t hat is to be held during the next two weeks recalls to mind t he g i·eat example set by Pres. John Adams, wh o, wh en SALES TAX President of the United States, risked his political f uture, Despite t~ e fact that a do wnstate judge h as issu ed an cast aside all hope fo r reelection, and saw his great party order preventm g the State's u se of funds collected under of the Federalist s disintegrate r ather than involve in a the recently_e~acted eme~·gency sales t ax la w, the merwar t hat would h ave meant its ruin the yo ung republic. c~ ants of Ilhno.Is are req mred to collect a 3% fee on pracIt was his duty to protect and w hose best interests it was tlcally all. reta1l .sales. Most of the citizens are cheer. his greatest desire to forward. His courage and self- full y paymg the1r share of the t ax but there are some sacrifice for the ca u se of peace must not only be equal!- wh o claim t~at the whole measu re is na ught but a piece ! In the interests of fair play l ed but surpassed by the citizens of the wo rld today. The of Democ ratl.c ~reachery. United States has become a mighty nation. It can die- we ~eel tha t It I~ our duty as non-partisan bystanders to da t e much of international policy. It stands alone, free remmd t.hese o):J.Jectors that both Republica n s and Demofrom the entanglements that holds E urope in constant ~rats umted Wl t~ Governo r H orner in enacting this law terror of another great war. It knows none of the f ears m order to provide funds to take care of t h e State's un- J t hat lead the French people into greater and greater ap- employed, a nd to show the Reconstruction Finance Corpropriations for armaments, none of the bitterness that poratwn that an effort was being f!!ade in Illinois in an [ Germany fee ls at her lowly position of today compared attempt to foresta ll further borrowmg for relief purposSecure in the boundlesil ' es from the Feder a l government. with that of a few years ago. resources that exist w ithin her boundariel:' of t he Pacivill e, Canada. Cong ratulations are ex fic and Atlantic, th e United States is free to lead the Canadian Viato rian In t ended him on th e occa s ion of hi & Visit Chicago Province e levation to this post of distinction. way to a n ew and better understanding of peace.


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The ba la nce of power was the dominant idea in the Th e R e v. Alphon se d e Grandpr e, peace conference ending a g r eat war at the Congress C . S. V., Assi stant Provincial of th e The n ext m ee ting of the Social MOTHER'S REAL will be h e ld at the home of of Vienna. A century passed. Th e conference that fo l- Viatorian orde r in Canada made a Sorority HOME-MADE PIES g vis it to t he Chicago Provin e~ M iss Yvonne La mb ert, Bradl ey. i\<Ii s3 )ow ed a much great~r war in 1918 was dominated by the flyin r ece ntl y. H e was th e guest of Rev. L a mbe rt is a t each e r in th e p u blic Ideals of an Amerc1an whose n ame will ech o down the J. P. O'Mahoney. C. S. V., Provincial >;rhools of Bradley. centuries as a great prophet. The ideals of Wilson ha d residen t a t th e College. F a the r a tapgible result. H e could not be sh outed down by the O'Mahone y t ook him to visit th e selfish g ro wls of self-seeking nations. America was be- p rin c ipal rio u ses of th e Chicago Prohind him. And t he Leagu e of Nations stands as a corner- vinTee. he Chic a go Viatorians honored b y stone of his plan for world peace. hi s vis it we r e deli g hted with thi s dis A~neric a .is still leading the world in political thought ting ui sh ed and ge ni a l confr e r e f ro m WHOLESALE a nd RET AIL MARKET and vnll contmue to do so as lon g as h er people recognize the moth e r Province. th eir task as citizens of a gTeat I'epublic. They must QUALITY il'IEATS AT LOWE R PRICES George A . Daira ult, a commerce deman d of th.eir leaders that the ideals of democracy be s tud e nt a bout th irty y ea r s a g o, is no w not dragged m t he du st to forward the inter ests of the mayo r of hi s n a ti ve town , Berthie r1%1 So uth East Ave nue Kankakee, lll1.nois self-seeking. Sac rific~ is t h e keynote of democracy, and every cla ss must practice it. ' The voice of the students of America will be h eard HOTEL KANKAKEE THE FRANKLIN PRESS CO. in this po~l on Participation in War. 'The government Sidney H erbs t, Manager of the U mted States cannot contr a dict t h e demands of PRINTERS A -''VD STATIONERS DINING ROOM its people. The futility of war as a means of internaMAGNIFICENT BALL ROOM Printing. E ngTaving, Gree ting Cards, Offic e and School tional arbitration h as been shown at a terrible cost. It Supplies, Loose Leaf Forms, Binders, Etc. must n ~t .~e fo rgotte~. Who will dare t o say that this A hearty welcome awaits the stu244 EAST MERCHANT ST. d ents and fri r.nds of St. Viator was a c1v1hzed world m 1918? America points the way I' College Kankakee, llllnols Telephone 406 to a new understanding of international relatio ns. It is becoming civilized, for Wilson did not live in vain. 1





h to L ucka day, what do we ave loose. (get the pun) Here are eome ot the most portunate sha!ts of the weak ready to speed on their way. The High and Holy H oover seems to . have hiB hands full with his Joss of romance. It is too bad at that and such a sweet romance. Well, Herby, you can't go, around insulting our BEAUTIFUL co-eds with impunity and expect to get away with it Such a wonderful subject a..s Hoover might a.s well stay for another round o! dirt . . We would like to know what was in that Orange Juice that the Debaters had at River Forest? Just why did the Judge tell Herb that be thought he was drunk? Fie, fie upon thee. .. Another Senior is ready to run the gauntlet of public!ty, Ed. (Titwillow, to you) Hunt 1..a getting all ready to elude the sheriff. He wlll take those books of the month and then try to get away with them. Show them that you can take it, Eddie. Don't let them scare you. They can't put you in jall for more than a year. Beer is back and many a r e the Viatorians that gather around th e Festive Mohagany, these

beautiful evenings.


Even the Editor before ... Better ask Meany for some poundlilg all of the work that Ed had And have you heard about the editor

of thls Conservative Journal has fallen prey to the Intemperates ... Don' t let any one, even Congress ,tell you that the Beer is not intoxicating. Our Bubble and Foam Investigating Committee has just brought in their report, and we know. Thanks for the hard research work, Nolan . . . .Another movie star has pepped up in our mldst in the person of a certain Sophomore co-ed of Bourbonnais Boop, boop, adoop . .. The old personallty plus of James (the other) Hunt must be failing for he was stood up the other night. . . That's all right Jim ... we hear you can take it. . . Middleton is staying here at the College for the vacation and there must be some reason. . . Jack Cronin is again r ega.ining his status as a ladies man. And is he crazy about that song, "Sweet Rosy 0'Grady". One thing, John, you had better stay away from the Bridge near Beardsley Corner, or The Westray will thlllk that you are trying to get in with Sue, and that would be too bad fo r you . .. Now to a couple of the simple but Sincer e Freshmen . .. Maguire mortified himself by not calling Therese up during H oly week, but at that she never j wc..s at home when be did call there

lessons in Technique Also ask him where he was the last night h e was home and where he met Sullivan . Baker is still consistent in his phone calls, but why must you tell her that you are busy on some evenlngs when you are NOT, Stu? Burns can r eally stand Mortification. He took all of his walklllg in the Village between conferences. No, he was not alone . . Why would he be ... . Fleming and Whalen of the Third are out-Stooping the Stoopnocrats in their inventions in their room .. Rube Goldberg had better look to his Laurels ·· As Dugan would say the new Viatorian Beer Cheer could well be, "Thr ee polnt two-poo! poo! . . He would say that Now is the time for the Co-eds to have another sale in their rooms and make it beer this time ... You must make that room popular at any cost .. . There should be an attraction in it . . .. There isn't now Not even one . . Byron and Eills are rath er falling down in their mail from Joliet . . . Just wait till the next Dance comes around and then the Postman will have to work overtime ... Ed H unt, through the magnaminity of Orren Allen of the staff of the Local Rag received a write-up ex-

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done in Philosophy. Oh, yes, Jt also mentioned that Ed played Iootball here . .. It looks like it was time for a choosing between swp.van, the "Terrible Turk", and Cronin, "The Strong Man of the Corridor''. Cronin had better let Sully get in a pew when be wants to Did Father Maguire ever collect the money that he bet with Hoover over a sermon. I am willing to contribute to the next bet . Jack Comisky is still clicklllg in Kankakee .. Aren't those nuhses ever supposed to do any work at all? . By the way how did Doc Meany get home for the Easter vacation . Spreitzer had better stop throwing saw-dus t on the head of our Treasurer. It isn't nice . .We have heard some more news of the H oover-Cruise rifht . Wby were they talking in the dusk of the College club-room the other night .. .. Perhaps after all love wlll conquer . Have you beard all abou; Earl O'Mara's new song. It will make its first appearance on the air next week and will be slaughtered by Husk O'Mara . .. They are off . Gi bbsons tears off to Minonk to help with spring plowing and Chuck Peyton is away to Ohio to take care of Mary Jane . . H eaven help her

who was so interested in this s tudent publication that be remained at the College all during vacation just to edit it? . Such devotion! . .Bu t then there was Gill Mldd.leton to console him. No doubt, they read poetry through out the vacation · · Too bad "Bourbonnais Bill' Wenthe has to spend all his evenings working to find a theses subjec t ... And now that spring is here, our student critic may find the local Lotharios beguillng the birds in the trees with their songs of love .. Our own Junior Romeo . . yes, we mean Bums . . . is said to have most particularly dulcet tones, now, isn't love grand? D ugan was unabl e to write this column because he is hard at work on hls modern opus of the Refectory, "Strange Innerfood" . If you do not like any of the digs in this column tell us and we will proceed to 'choose' you and if we can't, then as cronin sald to Winter halter. we will get some one that can. A Chapter Meeting of the Viatorian Order was held at the College during the Easter vacation, Tuesday, April 18.


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That's a very simple question to answer. The stem in a tobacco leaf, like the stem in most other plants, is "woody". It hasn' t any of the flavor or the aroma that you want when you smoke. And it doesn't burn right. So after tobacco has been properly aged, one of the first things to do is to remove the stems. But what has this to do with your enjoyment of Chesterfield cigarettes? Just this. It means that we starr right when we make Chesterfield-th e right kind of leaf with the stem removed, th e right manufacture -everything that science knows that can make CHESTERFIELD a milder cigarette, a cigarerce that tastes better. That's why people say "They Satisfy."

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r:1an taking a bath most every day. Pb<me ~ 7 Knnk:>koe. lll. H eadlines of Othe r Days : Lester The t u rnout of the day hops was bet- Soucie, alias " no can ts.k e Sooos'' -----------------------__; te r than expected, h oweve r . th e r e is walks into study haJJ picking tile -------------------------s till plenty of talent floating a roun d plaster out of his hair. He was Demand the study haJJ that should be out studyin g in th e library . . Dra.s.sler t.:Je r c chucking away. Pile out , day eats enough b r eakfas t . .. Sobol r e - ! Ar eneau's niform s tudents, and s u ppo rt your t eam; w e fuses second helplng . .. Walkowiak can take that league. BREAD g iv es barber a break ... Nothing new a bout "Dangerous Dan " Devine l Crawley's "Anheiser-Buscher's" or though, doggonnit ... Heinle prefers 1 "ITS QUALITY SATIS Jo'1E - '' the "A and B Specials" in their first blonds, yes s ir. G. ARSENEAU BAKERY game steamed into Harding's lads :.:.nd e m e rged with t hei r sai ls trimTwo m ember s and the di r ec tor of


Wei, aftur jo flunked th e coarse las simestir, yud think he's qwit, but that just gose to show that you dont no jo. he sined up again, on accoun.t of he sez h.e wonts I · h t ld h ~1 t o !ern. but now jo is in a qwan dn - lS pop O lm a <P ,- med, but considering the margin of 000 000 wuz ahelluvalot, an when he told that to prof, he victory and the score of some of the got' plenti mad, so jo dont no wh~t to think. aft~r w ~ile other games. the day hops have more jo razes his haand and asks prof if a fella can glt umsh- than an even chance to cop honors ed fur sum thin he hasn't dun. "No", sez prof, uv coarse "' the standings. not". J·o smiles an sez "Gee, thats kean, cuz i didn't -42-inning batt le bed d.o A nd about th at that team you assined fur today". Well sir you cu eezl- tween the two study haJI nines. The ly sea that prof WUZ getting pretty mad, S? figgerin to game progressed to a splendid finish, ketch jo, he aSkS hi mto Spe) the pJureJ of hippopotamUS but the celebration following was not jo looked stumped and we awl thot prof had h1m there sc favorable for a certai n chap. A but fin ely he sez, "why thats very silly pr of, cuz who'.d fair coed passing by during the heat o' the scramble when the said chap want moa r than wun hippopotamus??' then prof sent JO was prancing around trouser-less was f rom th erume but next day it sta rted awl oviL when he..,rd to remarl<. "Why is that T . R .• pi'Ofasked jo f~r a sentints with the wurd diad~'rn, an~ jo who would have ever thunk it?" who a nsirs th at peeple who driv onto ralerode crossmgs w1th- said clothes don't make the man ? out lookin g, diadem site qwiker t han ~ho se .wh~ stop, look Ju s t as ce rtaln as th e days a r e a nd lissen. well prof th1·ose an erasu· at JO, hke he gen- g rowing warme r. jus t so, th e interest iraly duz and sez "allrite jo, qwo~e a scriptur. virse", an in t hat s tudy hall baseball nin e is smiledeevily cuz he thot he ,~ad .JOkwat, but JO JUS puts increasing. Prospects have bee n co non a board expreshun an sez Jud1s went out mto t he gar- side r ed an d a probable lin e up has n se lec ted as foll ows: o utfiled er s . den an hanged him self". such w1zdum frum .10 sur sur- lbee ang, Kir ts, Cobo l. Brouilette, C lancy, prised prof, but he sez reel meenly, "thats t he nutz, JO C r awley, W a lkowiak and Ri chwine; now qwote anut her", an did he look f unny when JO sez firs t base, Burdick or Cool ey ; sec: o nd , Des lauriers; s hort , Sm ith ; third, "Go ye an do likewise". Dr essler; catcher, O' Connell and for pitc her, Baron is th e only prospect tha l has yet t urn ed up.

But at that, Jo e isn't so dumb. Until recently, one of the co-ed thought the Pied Piper was a dl'Un ken plumber

It is hoped that the day hops can Moth er: "Wh oever taught you to use that aVVfU} w ork in a few gaJTieS before vacation with Roy hall teams. That challwo rd ?" e n ge iss ued by the fr es hmen day Small on : "The Easter rabbit, mother " mongrels to the upperc lassmen of Mother : "The Easter rabbit?" the study ball for a baseball game Son : "Yes, mother, when he fell over a chair in my. in the near future has bee n duly accepted. A sui tabl e date will be sebedroom on Easter eve".

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The Scotchman stood on the street car platform arguing with the conductor ove r the price of the fare, th e Scotchman holding out for five cents while the conducto r demanded seven cents. Finally in exasperation, the conductor eized t he Scotchman's valise and threw it off the car, at the same time advising th e Scotchman to follo w "Hoot man!" cried the Scotchm an, "Fir t you try to overcharge me, and then you try to kill my little boy". Spreitzer says he has no trouble studying while his roommate, Degnan is typing, he reads a chapter betweeen clicks. Honest J ohn held f our queens, Sagebrush Pete, four kings, and Diamond Dick, four aces. J ohnny bets ten dolla r , Pete bets twenty fi ve, and Dick raises to fifty Johnny lays down his cards, Pete laughs and lays do wn his four kings. Johnny gets tough and beats him to the draw. Pete wasn't such a bad fello w. John turns to Diamond Dick and says "What have you got?" Replies Dick: "Oh, I was only bluffing". "So you desire to become my son-in-law?" "No, I don't. But if I ma rry your daughter, sir, I don't see how I can get out of it" Small boy (saying his prayers): "And please make me not be kept after schooL By the way, I've mentioned th1s before".

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INDEPENDENTS CLOSE SUCCESSFUL ISPORT-SHORTS ICOACH CORCORAN'S CALL TO BEGIN SEASON; WIN 12 OUT OF 15 GAMES ln:~~a::b::::s.g~: ~:;,~ian ~:;- FOOTBALL TRAINING NOBLY ANSWERED Captain Nolan, Shukes, Karr High Scorers In Last Game; Herscher 37, Indees 31; Church Tournament The Roy Hall Ind ep endent Baske tba ll terun c losed its S"nson by pnrtl clpating In the Chu r ch Tournam en t which was r ecently h el d in til e Y · M. C. A. gymnasi um at Kanko.l<e e. Tho r eco rd es t ablished by thia y ear's t eam Is the best In recent y ears . In the fifteen gwnes pla yed, t he Roy Hall boys were able to win t welve of th ese. One of their defeats coming in th e second round of th e Church tournawent at th e Y. M. C. A. Statistics show that the local squad rang up a total of points greatly in excess to th e sum of th e opponents markers. Competition StrongThere were no set-ups to be !ound on the Indee's sechedule thi s year, and among th eir opponents we re so me of the finest indep end ent groups in and about th e city of Kankakee. Among fuei r most prized victori es w er e those scored over St. Rose and St. Pat rick's of Kankakee, both high ranking t eams in the C. Y. 0 . league in the Kankakee district. They also scor ed de cisive victories over strong squads r ePresenting Chebanse, Stockton, H erscher, A shkum, Bourbonnais, and St. Stanislaus. Two of th e three defeats suffe r ed by th e Roy Hall squad were administer ed by th e Bradley C. Y. 0. team, who won the championship in that organization in Kanka· kee this year. One of th ese losses was by a single point. Anderson Coaches Squad At the beginning of th e seaso n the team was in the hands of Ralph Karr. But later it was taken over by Don Anderson who carried on the good work where Karr had left off. Nolan, who cap t nlned the t eam, played fine ball, and was especially outstanding during play in the tournament. His running mat~ the other forward, was Shukes, who should easily de velop into real Varsity material ln a very short time. Maguire and Sullivan !igured in many of the victories during the season, and Kelly and Turner did well holding down guard posi tions. Joe Bomba played a t center position most of the year and did c r edi table work there. McNally playing the pivot gave some fine exhibitions in over-hand and over-head shots. Joe Farrell playing at forward scored heavily during the season, and made points when mo st n eeded. All in all this year's squad was one of the finest aggregations of its kind ever turn ed out here at Via to r s The Chu rch Tourna m ent In their first game in th e tournament at the Y. M. C. A. the lndees found themselves up against a s trong Chebanse quintet. But after the game bad gone three quarters, the locals took the lead and held it to the fini sh. The final sco re read : Roy Hall 38, Chebo.nse 32. The outstanding players in thi s g ame were Captain Nolan, Shukes and Ralph Karr, who was r ecruited !rom the Varsity for tournament play. Nolan led the scoring with 13 points and Sbukes was close behind him with 10 markers.' Karr's defensive play was flawless. The second opponent to be dealt with was a fighting group !rom H e rscher, who boasted an outstanding center or great height, Sauer, and a "hot-shot" forward In the person o! F. Bower. The burden o! this battle therefore, lay upon Bomba and Karr . But they could not complete-

ly s top those tw o boys, and th e final score wa.s Roy Ho.ll 31 , HersCh e r 87. Sau e r bang up 15 t a llies , !llld Bowe r dropped ln tour fi eld go al s. But th o ti1Millng pbnse of thi s was U1 o rema.rl<able sp urt m ade by th o I od oes 1 d 11

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agains t th em. Less than lo ur min utes after th e third period s tarter , the score stood 22 to 21 aga m s t th orn . Again ,Captai n No lan and Shukes led th e Viator t ea m ; Nolan with elghl points and Shukes With 1 2 points. There w as no d_isgrace in thi s defea t. Our t eam made one of th e finest co me -backs eve r s taged by a g roup on th e hardwood. Their s howin g was praiseworthy; th ei r r eco rd envi a ble. We are proud of U1 em ; to tl1e man , and as a t eam .





MeasUres Deeply concerned because so fundamentally affec t ed by the new measur· es fo r farm r elief spo nso red by Prest· den t Roosevelt, th e r e Is a nation-wide movemen t on foot which farme r s are sponsoring in an efl'o rt tobetter th e ir present unfo r tunate condi ti on so out of keeping with their dignity as mem· b ers of the one industry fundemen t ally necessary to th e sup port of lLfe. the efforts of th e President are being supported for it is un derstood that he has th e interest of the fa r mer thoroughly a t heart, realizing that unless the status of the farmer is 1mproved there can be no r eal econom ic r ecovery. Fr. Maguire Speak& Twice within t be las t month large numbe rs of farmer s from the surrounding countr y have ga th ered in the a uditorium of Roy H all to discuss the presidential measures. Each t ime the Very Rev. J. W. R. Maguire, C. S. V., Pres ident of the . Coll ege, has led the dlscussion. His ex pe rience derived from many years of wo rking for the betterment of the laboring; conditions, together with th e e xperience obtained from his association with the legislatures of various stat es seeking favorable labor legislation, and his wo rk as a t each er of econo rn ies have given Fr. Magu ire a breadth of vision that places him among th e leading economists o! the country. Suppor ts R e lief Always inte r ested in cooperative movements B.mong farm e r s , w hich he believes to be the only mean s of securing their economic s trength, Fr. Magui r e is giving his who le-hearted support to this present mov ement and the measures w hi ch th e Preside nt has ins tituted as the f irst s t ep toward agricultural improvement. For though these ro~ures are fraught with doubt as to thelr s uccess ,their 1mporto.nce lies in the fa c t tbat th ey constitute a trail blazer. The Prestdent, if he sees them ineffectual, will certainly improve them immediat e ly. At present, plans a r e be lng made fo r the presentation of The Mikado o.t the Kanko.l<ee High School Auditorium the week of May 21. Tbe worl< Is progressing r ap idly with full rehearsals everr day.

"Don Juo.n '' Luffoy aJidln g Into ace· o nd base, h o.v ln g u ripping tim e; to bo xac t , ripping bls "o l' bluo co r d uroys" ln twaln.

Large N umber Of Recruits Appear On Field; Members Of Regular Team Out In Full Strength



Doc Meany, " th o Big Bam", soc k lng thut "npple" !or n cloao to pe r • fee t average, and playing every day 011 u diffe rent t eam. Gus Hardin g ump!Mng moat of the Oar<h!




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ga.mca, and d e manding t h o r esp ec t or o. ll Involved, but ha rd ly ge ttin g s uc h .


Oh well ! Such is the li te ot a.n urnp lre , R ed . Max Ma r ek be hind tb e p late fo r E d Hunt' s t e o.m , prompting th e ump lre and no b either (by the ump ire). Ch uck Peyton s tJll trying t o perfee t hi s throw from center fie ld to th e p late (and s till unsuccessf ully). "Beak " Rutec kl accep ting f ifteen chances to date a t third b~e. with a record ot fifte en e rrors. Max Marek is sch edu led to act as judge at so m e loce.l boxing show In U1 e near futur e. Jack E lde r , !ormer Not re Dame s t ar, will oJ!Iclate lUI referee at the bou t a.

Th e pe tltJon for permi ssion to ho ld anothe r or th ei r popular card and dancin g parties on April 20 has been su bmitted by t he SoclaJ Sorority to the College Counci l. While th e answc r has not yet been given It Is probable that permission Is assu r ed. The party will be advertised on the camp us befo r e the date assign ed. Refec tor y Scene As usual ,th e r efectory is chosen c.s th e place. The mo re approp riate size o! the dining hall makes it more favo rable fo r s uch a. party then the gym and the fac1UUes of the kitchen are lndlsp ensable. A large c rowd is expec t ed, and has never fall· ed to appear a t these functions ln the pasL They provide adequate en· tertalnment !or otherwise socially res tricted Saturday evenings. The necessity of remaining on th e campus makes the residen t students fair game for the d esigns which the Sorority bas on their nlckels and dimes. The admission to the car d games and dancing with a lunch fo r good measure, is only a quarter of a dolJar. The price of admission is no indication of the r eal enjoyment these affairs have provided in the past, and wblcb the n ex t one i5 sure to afford in a fortnight from this evening.

Eme rso n Dexter, t he grunt and groan star of the campus, was unsuccessful In hi s opening bout In Little Nlne t een competition r ecen Uy. However, h e is not discouraged, and we lcomes anyone interested to work ou t w i th him some afternoon at the gym . Soucie, who played in the I ntraMura.l Basketball league, a lso played in the Championship Grant P ark team recently In the Church Tourna · ment at the Y. M. c. A In Kankakee. And we n oticed quHe a g r oup of the fair sex qulte enthused about "that little Soucie fe llow on the Gran t Park teo.m". To date, Laffey and No lan are undefeated in the Indoo r league, each having won two gam es. But competition is close, and it is t oo early to mak e and predictions as to who wU1 wear the crown when tile les t game has been p layed. Talk concerning an inte r-class track meet and field day Is dying out. H ere's hoping that the original p lans for this ' event proposed by Father Harbauer will be carried ou t. W e are an..--dous to determine the fastest m en on the campus (on the fi e ld, not in the parlour)· The r e will be some fast competition ln the 100 yard dash, with Karr, Westray and Fuchs among the outstanding · runners. The s tyle of tb e I ndees basketball team was somewhat cramped in that min iature gym at the Y . M. C. A . The sffiall size of the floor accounts for the large sco res established in th e tournament games there . The Roy Hall boys didn't do so badly themselves, ringing up 38 points in th eir first game, and coming back with 31 markers in their second tourney contest. Nolan and Shukes did most of the scoring in both games. After the Easter holidays the "tennis bugs" wUl be seen ~ervin g 'em up on the outdoor court. Some of th e more amibitous ones have already undertaken to lev el off th e court. All youse guys looki ng for fast competi Uon w1U find it in the person o! J . Burke Monahan. If you're look ing for a s et-up, see his roomie, Ralph Hoover.

Due to the fl'>'treme ly wet w eather that we hove h ad ro far tb·Js spr:ing s pMng football has been delayed with th e exceptloo of about five practices. Alter the vacation the r eal work will beg in and both players and coach Corcor"" are eagerly awatl ng that time. th ere ta not to be a baseha ll team this year It will give Cor coran and b:Js m en nearly a month of drilling in prepar ation tor the coming footba!l season. They lntend that bard luck breaks are not going to defeat th em next season, as it clid this year, lf pratfce and hard work means anything.


New Comers There are sever al newcomers trying out this spring, Gene Ryan of Chicago and Tommy McCarty of Rock l!Jand are candidates for guard posltlons, and Skedel of Joliet is an asplrant fora quarterback job. Spring football is a splendid chance for men who desire to do so to learn the Notre Dame sys t em, and the above Frosh are to be congratulat ed for their zeal in coming out. Coach Corcoran issues an invitation to anyone interested in football to appear for practice af. t er tb.e hoUdays, everyone is wei· come w1Q, the exception of th e coeds, although Corcoran sometimes states his beUef that the coeds would be better groundgalners that Ws r eguIars. "The Old Guard" In Corcoran's spring line we see several well known fac es. Dexter at

center, Tackles K elly, Hiler, VVren, and Kunze, Ends "Cedric" Gibbons, Bomba and Peyton. The guard positions are open but it i3 expected that SPRING OCCASIONS Roach who turned in ver y good ba11 CAMPUS PLANTING for Corcoran las t year will fill one With the comin g of spring Rev. of the vacancies. Richard J. French, C. S. V., Dean, The backfield composed of Fuchs supervises the spring planting on the at quarter, Bernard at full back and grounds or th e College. Fr. French, Westray and H arding at the halves whose keen inte r es t in gardening is seems to be the regulars, but those evidenced by the care taken of the familiar with Corcoran's plan of no campus, is noted fo r his ability as a man considering himself a r egular, landscape gardener. It is to him conside r the second backfield equally that the classic beauty of the drive as strong. Here we have Abney at and its envi ron s is lar ge ly due. quarte rback, Corcoran at full, and The center of interest in the land- Murgatroydt and Flynn at the halv es. sca ping Is the geometrically perfect I Co r coran, alternated at full and half composition of walks and flower beds\ back last year. These backfielders that is directly opposite Marsile HalL are expected to give plenty of worry Last year this was impro ved by the to opposing lines .fn their games n ext planting of fi r trees that con trast seaso n. beautifully in their north er n s taunchThere has been no real hard wo r k so ness wi th the softness of the weeping far in the spring session. It has willows and the groups of f lowe r s. consis ted mostly of calistheni cs and The many flowering shrubs that two or three laps around the field, blossom at clit'ferent times during the, followed b y signal practice. Line season are mos t charm1ng, and when Coach Anderson spends some tim e th e lilacs, with all their fragran ce every day teaching his line to charge and quaintness are in bloom, the cam· u.nd in showing the newcomers that pus assumes the appearance of the h e really knows the system the team old world. The other most attr ac- uses. The line under his capable tiv e feature of th e planting is the tutelage last year showed promise unu sually beautiful g r oup of iris that of being the str ongest in the conferborders the open lawn lecding to the ence, and this year they should be refrectory. The colors of th ese the main contenders tor that honor. "!leur-de-lis" are sufficiently var ied The "Green Wave" is expected to and rich against a background of go places ' next fall and if the engreen to form a lovely picture. thusiasm and pep the boys are showing in their spring training m eans The Senior Class will hold a mee t- anything, th., e expectations will be lng April 20 to decide on the a ll Im- fulfilled. portant matter of having photos taken for the final issue of the VIA TORThe Gl ee Club will appear in a pro· IAN. Th·e y will be to.l<en the week g ram lasti ng half an hour, before a of ApMl 23 and copies provided Im- m1·:etin g of the Rotary Club of Kanmediately for the purpose of ha vlng k a kee t o be held o.t the College r e cuts made. fc-: tory, May 16.



of mental c'"ation is lhe idea ld~aa o! o r own can be found and developed by t.he OL-nple procesa o1 bPing o r Ivett, not poci.Dg o r actmg a part tn life that belo!lfr• to olhers. we must learn to mal<e t.he best use of our own faculties ,to find ourselves and to 1pea1< and Q;'lile in our ov.-71 vetn. 1 am not famjUa.r wttb the lile of Aftcr ri!aiJing "'TI'lf· Art of Think~ Ernest Dtmnet, but alter readtng lng" by Jo;me~~t Dimn,.t, 1 feel for the this book. I can !mY w1lbout a knowCt.NJL tim~ In my Rhort exatatence on ledge of other htera.ry works be ha.a the earth that I undN'&tand th e pur- produced that he ts a writer of merit. Pf.JPI" of life and the happtneaa and a phtlosopher, a lover of art and a con r.:ntmt·nt It holds {or me If I but linguist of ability The ease v.ith proVt· willing to d,..v,.lop my mJnd. whJch he ~::~peaks of AristoUe. Voltaire, f;;vPn th,. moat ordinary person can- Chesterton, Dickens, Spinoza and nQt hPip but rPa.lt7--e that truP happt- othe r great men of Thought, Philon .... ~,. o..nd surr:I"P '" po!'slbiP only sophy, Art and Letters evidences the through thfJught. l unhesltantly I deep culture that ts his. But in his plsJ.N· thla bo(Jk In a. t'"lass by Itself writing Dlmnet proves that he has for It ho..q r·nab!Nl mt• to und rstand put Into practice the wisdom that he



T he A r t Of Thinking


h• employed lhem without lhe sll,;htes et!ort ContJ.z:u.:ed from e O::le l Tbompson &ttnbutes thi3 rare gift to the fact Shelley wu alwa~ cil. in to the • bear arms a child. In his yout.hful Ye&r.! he phras of lhe Bro"-n Dally Herald sun:ered many sorrows which he en- p<UUon. The CounCll Is usin,1< \.lle dured by himseH. He foresook the fonner terminology m order to mcompanionship of his fellov.-s and elude the v.""Omen's coUeg .s ..,;thin its strove to forget these sorrows tn the scope. In this ca.s . to "pa.rtlctp.ate only way kn09o"'ll to children-Dream- m war'' mu t be taken as eqwvland In this way he passed hts alent to '"To bear arms· or actJveJy youthful years. so that when he had to support the Government on the entered manhood be was stllJ essen- battlefleld or elsewhere in the destially a child. From this fact Tbomp- truction of Ule enemy Il must be son concludes that we will never have understood that the pledge is blndin~ another Shelley for it Is hardly prob- upon the individual s tudent o~ly to able that we will have another man so far as he wishes to make tt so; who Is so completely a child at heart. 1if he continues his refusal to bea.r "Know you what it is to be a child? arms at the time of declaration of It is to be something different from war. he subjects himseU to whatever the man of today. It is to have a penalties the Government may choose spirit yet streaming from the waters to inflict. His signature on this ot Baptism; It is to believe in love,! petition. in the form of a warning to

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The SL \"lator C 11tge Ch,,,r Whh:h a veT)· lf U\ '~ izalion fortlk""\1~ by Rev F.~~t' SuprenanL C ..,_ \ d1re tN b) Bl'\"~lh'-~r &rnanl :Mulvaney with Brolh('r John t~on:l ~ on:am~t 1\p!ll ~ lntrt obh'-ion t the bc~nnllll=" of this )~tu. for Brother Muh'aney and Brotht:-r Staffoni h~\d ~ont lC\ \\~ ~h\~ton o_ C., to conU nuf' their studt~s l the Catholic Univt'rsity The St. Bernard Hall choir ha!'; rurmsht•d tht:- ~i~tn~ for Hit:"h ~(a...._"S each Sunday year "




"'1\ t~,, Oqrnni1ntlon The se rvt "S of Holy \Veek rcqulred particular work on the part of the

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a road that Jr·ad H to mrnlal power ~:tnd fu.t.thtfactlon by twggcBllng ways o( throwing off mental lethargy. AR Ahbr Dlmnrt RuggcsLct. he ha.<t writt<>n thi s bool{ to hf'lp lhc reader to think hiR beHt n.nd thereby live his noblf'Hl. It Is particularly approprlntf' n-adlng for th e F'reshmcn In C'o llf•gp It •wrvf'R to provide him With " " lc"r ancl cleflnlle purpose Jn

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tlw fh·lrl of intf'llec tunhty to be atlf.tlm•d In the roursf' of hlfi co ll eg-iate ra rcpr, The ohjc•ct of tniR lnloreRllng volurnt· IH liH' rrocluclion of thought. When Wt' have learned to lhink we hUV(' lf•tu· npd w lo rnal<f' o ur life 110


once c ea r magnetic is his chief c laim to notice. lie stimulates the mind and holds t.he Interest. Using the words of the writer his expression s are like fl owe rs " an d lh e 1' d eas c on t at'ned in them are " rare thoughts". After n•acUng "The Art of Thinking", I fc.el that I may learn to live my life on a higher plane . I recommend it


Ito all


ness into Joftllness, and nothing into everything, for each child bas his fairy-god-mother in its own soul; it is to live in a nutshell and count yourself the king of infinite space: To see a world in a grain of sand, And heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in th e palm of your ho.nd And ete rnity In an hour: It is to know not that you are under sentence of life ,nor petition that it be commuted to death". Thompso n points out wherein Shelley is a child :

Freshmen as a kind of mental housecleaning _and. intelle~tual aornment. It Wlll g1vc a defmlte purpose to s tudy, and with a c learly defined end to be attai n ed the process of education Is, if not half completed, certain ly well begun. "He has the child's faculty of make____ _ believe raised to the nth power.. He bcnutlful and wwf ul If every Amcri:; still at play s ave only lhat his pla:,· tcnn c·o Jit•g-c youth would x p~nd scv S k d t t . era! Wt't•l<s r('tu-ling- and Ub!-lor l:ing the ompSOil s ay ll is such as man in stops 0 ::h~~ \(Jl()\1.-'ll'dgc and Info rmati on co ntained and his playthings are tho.3e The in thi s tn• Re on lhought, I am sure CYRIL OEO . PECKHAM the gods give thdr c hildre:l. he would under~ ta.nd that the purpos'.! universe is a box of toys" our ('XIslt•nct' ~ to scrk l<n ow ledge Lil<e the mu s ical babbling of a " H e plays tru~ t from ea rth , slips 01 through the wickset of fancy into and cu lturf'. H e would forget th~ brook in Lhis manner does the heaven' s meadow. a nd goes gathering mnlt•r·lall.~ llc· :-~ lch' of life and g iv e more Thompson d esc ription of She ll ey come stars". Unw to the "nrt or thinking". to our ears The style of ThompI"rancis Thompson says that one of "Th<' Art of Thinking" Is divided in- . ~o n was distinctively hi s own. It the chief faults of our present poets Lo four parts. The first is "On ca me from his "tumbling amidst the Thinlting" . Il polnls out the cri t er- s tars'' as did Shelley's. H e has been i ~ that they sear ch too much for the !o for CHtima tin P" thought and s hows desc ribed as th e Catholic Shelley. best word and this "frequently relh<' lnflucncC' o; thou gh t upon the There are many similarities common suits in loss of spontaneity and still world. Abbe D imn cL proves that t o both men, and thi s essay s hows the v:orse the habit of taking the most grt.' Al lhlnl<(' rs have imagination. per- dt-ep sympa thy that Thompson felt ornate word, the one mos t removed


' E s Shelley

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international police force under the League of Nations is not Involved in either form of the pledge. As many v;ho take the pacifistic stand be!J'eve firmly in the necessity for an f t 0 maininternational police orce t ain order in the world communi ty , they are not to consider the present pE:tition as referring to any military servi ce other than the present nationat forces of the United States.

fuJ that plans are b(.'lng rnndl' for the revival of at one of th four Masses s ung la$t year to w~e for lh£- r emn.inde r of the semester. F"or this purpose tile "Stella Malullna" Mass of will probably be chosen. It Is a particularly bcnuUful composition and one well suited to the new choi r . \Vhile it will bt~ impossible to replace either Brother Strafford and Broth ~r Mulvaney, both of whom were accomplished s ingers . or Brother Emmet Walsh. C. S. V., th e new choir retain~ many of lhe members of last year, a.~ well as some new voices of merit, ~o that It will not want for talent thu~ ensu rin g IL" s uccess.

Charges of "Communism" and "Socialism" are already being hurled at the Brown Daily Herald for its action in launching thi s non-parlicipalion petitiO!l. and arc certain to be r epeated against the Intercollegiate Di-armam :1t Coun cil. I need not point out that such effo rts to appeal to popular pn.:judicc are g ros sly unfair and mr.varranted. So far as I am familiar with the Comm unist doc-





trine, I believe that it does not welC::) me pacifism, ce rtainly not in rcgard to class war. Whateve r may be the personal inclinations and affiliations of the office rs of either the Brown Dail:· Herald or the Intercollegiate Disarmament Council, neith-



The Illinois Central Railroad Com· pany in an..;wcr t o th(' call of springfor renewed activity ha.~ undertaken the task of reconslructmg the trackH of the spur which runs from the main

line a mile east anti over which coal cr organization is in any way official - is brought to the power plant of th e ly related to the Socialist Party. W e ins titution. hope that American undergraduates Trudition has it that once an cnwill be permitted to vote freely upon gine was derai led while on a vlslt to

!-!Ontllily and stand ou l in a crow d. for his fe llow poet. H e possessed from th e common language". Again, ~~~ :~t~n~~ss~e~;~~:t~~n~h:gc:i:::~~:~ the College . The need for sturdy Fl.Jrther· on lh e author s tates that someU1ing that was lacking to She!- hf' advises poets to be prose wri t ers sponsors. tracks is strongly felt. Thls explains

vt~lon and devotion to lrulh are ~omc of tht~ charr:c teri s ti cs of a t hinker . "Obstacles To Thought" is Lhe title of lhc seco nd part of this volume. It cove l'S Ule causes of infe riority co mplexes and obsessions. how mental pRrn..sltcs nrc prod u ced and ls a criticism of educational methods and systems.. A good portion of this sectio n is devoted to a c riticism of Ameri can mcth ds of education. The o.uU1or believes U1at th e Americans devote too mu ch lime to athletics and lh c study of subjects that \vill cm:ble the student to be materially successful in U1~ co mmercial and industrinl world . "Mere play is taken too s~rlously in the United Stales" Fr. Oimnet claims, "at Ute cost of mcnta.l and c ultural sdva.ncement". Pn.rt three treats of "Helps On Thought". The \Vritcr shows the reader the worth of solitude, both extertor and mterior, as an aid to thought. In u1 ese pag~s many ideas are given on Uh. value. of good reading. The a.nthor advises the ~sder to study 1 b b h book nne n so r t ose s that give the most pleasure. Tho importance of Ulc nily newspaper as current hist o ry and bow to read forms one of the enjoy-able discussions of this sectio.o_ lt""r. Dimnet strongly urges that \vbenever w e read \Ye should take notes as a means of retaining tl1~ koowle<ige we gather from good books. c-reath-e thought is the final dhi s.ion of this exceptional piece of liters ry work. H ere ''--e fin th t the

ley U1e truth. He was guided in his poet r y by the same power that had given to Dante defini t eness because of his certainty in revelation. but then Shelley had g r eater power of lang uage and cou ld express his great . . . thoughts m language c lear as hmp 1d waters on a summer day that reveal the colo red stones and gold en hued fishes at the bottom of a pool lying open to the sun. The thought of Thompson soared to such heights th at human language was unable to express them, and this accounts for the obscurity in some of the most exalted passages in his poetry. But in this essay on Sh!!lley his language has the easy flowing movement of a cou ntry brook in the summer time. As one could sit on the bank of a stream and listen to the rippling of its waters so one can sit at the feet of Thompson and listen to his stirring description


of Shelley: "He dabbles his fingers in the day fall.. H e is gold-dusty \vitb tumbling amidst the stars. He makes bright mischief with the moon. The meteo rs muzzle their noses in his hand. He

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· ey ose race gauge. The fault with our modern ?oet.s is."the predominance of ~.ver msp•rat10n ove r soul . An . ' or body . d b'ld ~e th~t 1S ceasmg to pro uce a Schi i hke ch1ld ren canno t produce a e ! ley. For both as poe t and man he was J essentially a child".

The second part of either pledge is essential to its validity, for support of eve ry effo rt to provide a stable and peaceful society in the positive side of non-participation in war. The r espo ns ibilities of the pledge "to work r r


But Shelley is no more. While row ing upo n the placid waters of a lake in Italy, the land where he went in his e ndl ess sear ch fe-r peace and contentment-never the lot of great gen ius, his poetic soul transfixed by the beauty of nature ,he did not heed the mumblings of an angry tempest looming upon the horizon. As the beauty of nature fed and nourished him from the c radle-so now the violence of nature claimed him as her own in recompense for the lavish gifts bestowed upon him.

The essay of Tho mpso n is one of t b tiful t 'b t in lane mas ea~ n u es . guage ever giVen a man. It lS a living thing breathing with the love and the genius of the author and the subjecL It is English prose at its teases into gTO\Vling the kennelled most inspiring and beautiful-prose thunder and laughs at the shaking of that only one with the soul of a poet bi~ fiery chain. He stands in the could write. lap of n ture, and t wines h er you thful tresses afte r a hundred wilful fashions, to see hO\\' she ·will look 'The Freshman class, April eleventh. nices t in his song". held a solemn meeting for Lhe purA ccording to Francis Thompson po~e of forming plans for the an Shelley could use imageries, mytholo- nual Freshman Frolic that features gi.cs.l terms. similes and all such em- each post-Easter calendar of social bellishments so artfully and skillful- acthity. Their industry and o rigin ly tha t in his ordinary conversation ality promise a very successful dance. th

ac ti ve ly for the organization of the world on a peace basis", are even heavier than refusal t o bear arms, for the preventi o n of war is t he primary and most ard uous task of the peacemaker. I trust that students on eve r y college~ and university campu~ in the United States will suppo rt the Brown Daily H e rald and the Intercollegiate Disarma.ment Council in securing this unparalleled exp r ession of undergrad uate attitude toward participation in war.


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Co u ntry Club It was the desire of the class that the dance be held a t the Count r y Club of Kankakee. Howeve r, the proposed date of May fifth was taken, so the following Friday, May twelfth, has been chosen as th e time. Nothing is more lovely than a night In May for a dance, especially when It Is given at the very romantic and beautiful Country Club. Orches tra The orchestra has not been definitely engaged as yet, but it is understood that Barney Faletti wilJ be

COMMO~WE~L ~:~~ c::soei:er d~~:~n~' t:~ ~ F r . L ynch And Dr. Ellis Contribute 1 . Artlcles the mus1 c will be of the best avail~ able. At the present time, indicaTwo Alumni former member s of tions are that the Freshmen Frolic th s v c 1 h will be the only class dance ot the e facult y of t. iat.or ol ege ave r ecently had arti cles of their's ap- sp ring, so ever y student should make pear in The Commonweal, Catholic every effort to attend what m ust be magazine of cu rrent political and the best dance of lhe year . I


cultural thought. They are the f ormer dean, who left St. Viator last year to study at the Catholic Uni ~ versity of America in Washington, D. C ., Rev. T. J . Lynch, and J ohn Tracey Ellis, P h. D., last year head of the History Department and now teach ing at St. T e r esa's College in Wenona, ~linneso ta.

Rev. ~lichael O'Connor , C. S. V ., formerly not a citizen though for some time a r esident in the United States has now r eceived his full naturalization papers. The VIATORIA."\'" cong-ratulates Bro. O'Connor.

St. Viator College Newspaper, 1933-04-15  

The Viatorian, Vol. L, No. 13