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MAY 20, 1938 


I ' President of B. C. Alumni Association 

As the present edition of 
ALUMNI NEWS goes to press, 
we are approaching the climax of 
our Association's activity for the 
year 1937-38. Elsewhere in this 
issue you will find information 
about the program for Commence- 
ment Week. May I ask that you 
acquaint yourselves with the de- 
tails of the various meetings, and 
that you make plans to attend the 
Alumni Communion Breakfast on 
Sunday, June 5, as well as the 
traditional reunion on the follow- 
ing Monday. 

In other columns, too, you will 
read of our Alumni Jubilee Fund. 
The response has been gratifying. 
Co-operation by class and re- 
gional committees has been es- 
pecially encouraging. To those 
alumni who wish to participate in 
this anniversary gift, may I re- 
spectfully suggest that returns be 
completed on or before June 6. 
Please remember that small dona- 
tions are equally as welcome as 
the larger contributions. Your 
name, inscribed on the scroll to 
be exhibited permanently in the 
college library, will be an evi- 
dence not of the amount of your 
> offering, but of the good will that 
prompted it. 

I feel that I should take this 
opportunity to thank the mem- 
bers of the Association for their 
support of our several activities 
during the past year. With the 
help of a constantly increasing 
membership, your officers have 
been able to reorganize the 
Alumni Office, to publish a maga- 
zine regularly, and to conduct a 
number of successful affairs. 

Among other events, may we 
recall the reception to Father 
(Continued on page 8, col. 2) 


Dean of Business School 



In opening an undergraduate 
School of Business Administra- 
tion, Boston College is fulfilling 
a desire and meeting a need of 
long standing. The principal aim 
of this new department is the 
same as that of the whole College, 
and of Catholic schools generally, 
and it is based on the whole phil- 
osophy of Catholic education. 
The College wishes to make it 
possible for Catholic boys to re- 
ceive all the training which is of- 
fered by other schools of the kind, 
and which is necessary for any 
career in life which they may se- 
lect, and yet to have them receive 
(Continued on page 24, col. 1) 

The celebration of the Seventy- 
Fifth Anniversary of the found- 
ing of Boston College will come 
to a close with the Sixty-First 
Annual Commencement on Wed- 
nesday, June 8. 

Commencement week will open 
on Sunday, June 5 with an open- 
air Mass on Alumni Field at 10 
a. m. for the alumni and the grad- 
uating class. Very Reverend 
William J. McGarry, S.J., Presi- 
dent of Boston College, will cele- 
brate the Mass and preach the 
sermon. His Eminence William 
Cardinal O'Connell, '81, has been 
invited to pontificate at Mass 
and speak to the alumni. Follow- 
ing the Mass a communion break- 
fast will be served. 

On Sunday evening at the 
Church of the Immaculate Con- 
ception Bight Reverend Francis 
L. Phelan, S. T. D., LL. D., '13, 
will delived the Baccalaureate 
sermon to the class of 1938. 

Alumni Day will be held on 
Monday, June 6. The usual order 
of events will be followed, start- 
ing with the parade of the classes 
to Alumni Field at 2:15. The 
baseball game with Holy Cross is 
scheduled for 2:30, to be followed 
by the annual business meeting 
of the Alumni Association and 
the banquet. The speaking and 
entertainment program will be 
held in the Library Auditorium 
at 8:15. The entertainment pro- 
gram, arranged by Francis J. 
McCrehan, '25, will feature the 
presentation of ''Big Business" or 
"Greenbacks Tell No Tales," a 
comedy in three acts. 

Class Day for the seniors will 
be observed on Tuesday, June 7th. 

On Wednesday, June 8th, the 

(Continued on page 8, col. 2) 

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Faculty Adviser 



JOHN C. GILL. '31 

Executive Secretary 

TEL. CEN. 3356 - 1480 

Fellow Alumni : 

Let me take this opportunity to express a sincere word 
of gratitude to all who have cooperated in the Alumni 
Jubilee Fund. 

Particularly praiseworthy is the assistance that has 
been given by the several class and regional committees. 
Their painstaking work is clearly reflected in the 
greatly increased number of individual donors. The 
list of contributors is lengthening daily. I am con- 
fident that it will continue to do so, and that we shall 
be able to announce on Alumni Day that our association 
has made a jubilee gift worthy of the institution 
whose name we bear. 

In these few remaining days, let us make a final effort 
to asssure the complete success of the library fund. 
If you are already a contributor, please stimulate 
your fellow Alumni to add their donations. Let 
every man who is participating in this anniversary 
tribute remember that he is meriting the thanks not 
only of Father Rector and the faculty, but also of 
countless Boston College students of future genera- 

Very gratefully yours, 





President of Boston College 

June always finds hundreds of 
alumni of American colleges re- 

[ turning to their Alma Mater, and 
probably the motive of their jour- 
ney is as varied as the men. But 
in all of them will be found a de- 
sire to meet old friends again, a 
commendable curiosity to see how 
their College has progressed and 

K a wish to renew and increase in 
themselves a loyalty which they 
know has been a precious part of 
their character and life. 

The feelings of those who con- 
duct the College correspond to 
the sentiments of the returning 
sons. The renewal of friendships 

i is a welcome sight and a pleasure- 
some experience for the Faculty, 

> and especially for the older mem- 
bers of it. Again there is a com- 
mendable anxiety on the part of 

: the College authorities to show to 
interested alumni that progress 

' has been made, that a dynamic 
force and drive enlivens their 
Alma Mater and that fear of stag- 

i nancy and inertia strengthens the 

I resolution of administrators to 
move ever onward and upward. 

i Finally, nothing is more delight- 

II ful than to hear loyalty expressed 
I] by former students, and nothing 
» more comforting than to be able 
I to answer this loyalty by oldtime 
I and enduring good-will. 

During the June of 1938 the 
alumni of B. C. return to their 
? Alma Mater while she celebrates 
i the Diamond Anniversary of her 
founding. Many of those who re- 
i turn remember the College in the 
}• days before the removal from 
I James Street to Chestnut Hill. 
These alumni will be thrilled 
again as they have been hereto- 
fore when they contemplate the 
i- newer and more expansive College 
f at University Heights. Those, too, 
who have attended classes at 
Chestnut Hill for a quarter of a 
1 century know the history of a 
\i continuous effort and urge to do 
more and more for the cause of 
I Catholic Education. 

Boston College numbers thou- 
L sands of alumni. Many of them 
' are formed into organizations 

serving the purpose of friendship 
and definitely dedicated to assist 
the College. A very practical 
manner of helping the College is 

Father Rector 


a campaign to urge boys to come 
to us. Each organization, I think, 
and even each individual alumnus 
can be an agent and salesman for 
the College. To fill that impor- 
tant role each should know the 
opportunities we offer in Arts, 
Sciences, Business and Educa- 
tion, as well as in the profes- 
sional schools of Law and Social 
Work and in the post-graduate 

Let each know the opportuni- 
ties we offer — -in detail. Yet let 
each make especially emphatic 
that all learning offered by Bos- 
ton College is learning which is 
set in the jewelled setting of 
Catholic Education. That is the 
unique distinction of Boston Col- 
lege among the men's colleges in 

Greater Boston. And in a day 
when the bases of religion, revela- 
tion and morality are being weak- 
ened and destroyed in American 
non-Catholic Education by super- 
ficially reasoned denials or by 
skeptical neglect it is clear that 
the Catholic Faith and solidly 
argued Scholastic Philosophy are 
all-important factors in the wel- 
fare both of the Church and 

It is a matter of profound grat- 
itude to God that Boston College, 
its alumni and its students are 
aware of the importance of a 
Catholic education. No better 
proof of this is the spontaneous 
desire expressed by the alumni 
body to have a General Commun- 
ion on the Sunday of Commence- 
ment Week. That ceremony, it is 
hoped, will be an annual renewal 
of our profession of faith as men 
dedicated to our Church, devoted 
to our Catholic heritage, and 
quickened with a loyalty to 
things of eternal values. 

St. Paulinus thinking upon the 
Blessed Eucharist once wrote: 
"Sacerdos suae Victimae ; Victima 
sui sacerdotii." — "Priest of His 
own Victim; Victim of His own 
Priesthood." On June 5th the 
Great High Priest and Victim 
will come to bless our august 
body of alumni. Let each one en- 
deavor to be present for this bless- 
ing and dedicate himself to a 
cause that is less earthly than 
heavenly, less of space and time 
than of eternity, less forwarded 
by human effort than divine. 

Francis J. McNamara, '18, is an attorney 
in the Department of Justice, Washington, 
D. C, in charge of Alien Custodian Claims. 

John J. Kennedy, '19, is the European dis- 
tributing agent for RKO productions, with 
offices in Paris and London. 

Thomas G. Kelliher, '26, is in charge of the 
land office of the Tide Water Associated Oil 
Company in New Orleans, La. Tom is a 
graduate of Georgetown Foreign Service 
School and Georgetown Law School. 

Dr. William T. O'Halloran, 20, has been 
appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at 
Boston University Medical School. 

Paul F. Shea, '28, is in the advertising de- 
partment of the Pittsburgh Press, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

Leo P. Moran, '30, represents the Westing- 
house Electric and Manufacturing Company 
in Western Massachusetts. 


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My dear Fellow Alumni: 

The Diamond Jubilee of our beloved 
Alma Mater affords me a welcome op- 
portunity to extend my hearty con- 
gratulations to the President and Fac- 
ulty of Boston College and my most 
cordial greetings to all my fellow 

William Cardinal O'Connell, '81 

In union with all the graduates of 
Boston College, I give thanks to Almighty God on this happy occa- 
sion for the many graces and blessings that He has showered on 
the College during the past seventy-five years. 

Although comparatively young, Boston College has already given 
proof of the wisdom of her founders. In every walk of life her sons 
have brought honor and glory to her name and by their devotion 
and loyalty to her principles they have enriched the life of our City, 
our State and our Nation. 

It is my earnest hope and prayer, and I know that it is the sincere 
wish of every loyal son of Boston College, that Almighty God will 
continue to prosper and preserve her as a guide in the ways of truth 
and a bulwark ag'ainst the forces of evil. 



An Address Delivered at the Closing Exercise of the Annual Retreat of the Catholic 

Alumni Sodality 


This morning I am going to 
come down out of the realm of the 
supernatural where we have been 
living for the past week and I 
shall confine my remarks to a sub- 
ject which has to do with things 
natural. This is not in the way of 
anticlimax. Because the spirit- 
ual structure we have been build- 
ing together during the past week 
will not endure long unless it 
rests upon a secure natural foun- 
dation. And one of the most es- 
sential parts of the natural foun- 
dation of our lives is a clean 
mind. And a clean mind is sel- 
dom had without the cultivation 
of a habit of reading — of reading 
the right things — the things that 
will give us a legitimate field for 
our thoughts, our imaginations 
and our emotions. 

For this, as Catholics, we must 
develop a Catholic taste in our 
reading — a taste founded upon 
Catholic principles — principles 
which teach us the difference be- 
tween prudishness and modesty; 
between frankness and indecency. 
And we know how necessary this 
is today when such a flood of tilth 
flows from the daily press in the 
form of newspapers, magazines 
and books. And all this is being 
done in the name of ''Freedom of 
the Press" and "Freedom of Lit- 
erary Expression." 

During the Great War we know 
what restraint was put upon Free 
Speech in the expression of any 
view that might weaken the cause 
of our country. We gladly sub- 
mitted to this for the common 
good, even though we were well 
aware of the injustice that some- 
times resulted from the abuse of 
this power. Is it true that in the 
time of peace we have less to lose 
than in the time of war? There 
are, after all, things more pre- 
cious than any particular exter- 
nal good for which we may fight. 
I refer, of course, to our ideals. 
And there is nothing more in- 
timately connected with the pres- 
ervation of our national ideals 
than the proper understanding of 

the nature of reticence and free- 
dom of expression in life, in lit- 
erature and in the daily press. 

The right of Free Speech, we 
know, is being invoked here in 
Boston today to justify the pub- 
lication of books and periodicals 
which we Catholics find highly 
objectionable, not because we pro- 
fess to be Catholics but because 
we profess to be decent. When 
those who publish this filth at- 
tempt to justify what they are 
doing in the name of Bealism and 
Freedom of the Press, the as- 
sumption is that Realism and 
Freedom of the Press permit a 
writer to portray ichat he likes, 
as he likes. 

But Freedom of the Press does 
not give a man the right to print 
whatever he likes. Certainly it 
does not give him the right to 
print whatever he likes, about a 
particular person or organiza- 
tion. Otherwise there would be 
no grounds for suits of libel. And 
it is equally true that Freedom of 
the Press does not imply the 
right to say whatever one likes 
about life and life's ideals. To do so 
is often a libel upon all decent 
men and the ideals they profess. 
Freedom of the Press, like all 
freedom, is subject to Truth. And 
so no one is free to represent 
what is abnormal as if it were 
normal; to set down what is 
wrong as if it were right ; to por- 
try man as if he were a beast; in 
a word, to confound independence 
with liberty. 

Liberty, we know, is never had 
except through subjection to law. 
It is independence that severs all 
bonds and releases us from all 
restraint. The Declaration of In- 
dependence is one thing — it sev- 
ered completely the bonds that 
bound us to England. The Con- 
stitution of the United States is 
quite another — it is the articu- 
late expression of the bonds to 
which we must submit if we are 
to be free with the freedom of 
law-abiding citizens. In recent 
years a group of magazine-writers 

and publishers has sprung up in 
this country who have, as it were, 
drawn up their Declaration of In- 
dependence — independence of the 
laws of common decency. Simul- 
taneously the decent citizens of 
this country have by legislation 
and practice been writing the 
Constitution of Free Speech by 
which all self-respecting people 
are governed. 

To set down in detail a com- 
plete code of the laws of this Con- 
stitution is impossible. Anyone 
with only slight knowledge of the 
history of literature knows that 
Freedom of Expression has been 
and is, to a degree, a variable. 
For instance, we find rather a 
broad sense of humor and rather 
startling vulgarity in the writ- 
ings of Chaucer. There is less of 
this in Shakespeare, and more of 
it in Restoration Drama. In 
much of Victorian Literature 
there is so decided a shyness 
about many vital matters that it 
often amounts to pradishness. 
Today we are witnessing a vio- 
lent reaction against this ten- 
dency of Victorian Literature. 
And like all reactions it has gone 
to excess. 

It is true that we cannot si ate 
with mathematical exactness just 
how far frankness may go today. 
It is equally true that it is im- 
possible to state with mathemati- 
cal precision just what comprises 
good manners. But no one of any 
sense of refinement can fail to 
recognize good manners when he 
sees them, any more than he can 
fail to recognize a particular 
manifestation of ill breeding. We 
cannot state with mathematical 
precision just when Winter ac- 
tually ends and Spring actually 
begins. And yet no one would mis- 
take the days of mid- Winter for 
the days of mid-Spring. Simi- 
larly there is a borderland where 
we may disagree as to what is 
frank and what is indecent. But 
there is a limit — a limit beyond 
which no writer can go without 
(Continued on Next Page) 


being clearly recognized as inde- 
cent by all self-respecting people. 

A few years ago in Boston 
there was a furious controversy 
over a play called "Within the 
Gates" written by the Irish play- 
wright Sean O'Casey. One of the 
lines in that play is this: "1 
might as well say it as think it." 
That line is spoken by the central 
character in the play. And that 
central character is a prostitute. 
When she says, "I might as well 
say it as think it," she expresses 
clearly the ideals and the practice 
of the brothel — ideals and prac- 
tice that self-respecting people 
object to having flaunted in their 
faces on the printed page as they 
object to them in life. 

In life and in literature there 
is a reticence that distinguishes 
the man of culture and good taste 
from the moron and the roue. 
And by reticence I mean that lost 
art of modern literature — the 
fine sense of saying what should 
be said and of withholding what 
should be withheld. In literature 
as in life, reticence is one of the 
chief sources of strength. The ab- 
sence of it is invariably either the 
result of that effeminacy and lack 
of restraint which springs from 
enervated sensation, or the result 
of the brutality which comes 
from the coarser sort of familiar- 
ity with indulgence. The one 
whispers like a courtesan. The 
other shouts like a bargee. Cut 
both lack the power and strength 
of that genuine frankness of 
speech that is consistent with 

Such reticence is the natural 
and necessary result of the proper 
understanding of what genuine 
Kealism is. We do not have medi- 
cal clinics in public places. In 
our homes the sewage does not 
flow past the dining-room table — 
visible to all, in highly polished 
tubes of plate glass. Artists do 
not tear the skin from a model's 
face, just because certain degen- 
erates prefer flesh in the raw. Na- 
ture has toned down the revolt- 
ing redness of exposed flesh. It 
has softened its too vivid color by 
placing over it a thin curtain of 
skin that gives the human coun- 
tenance a color that has well been 
called the Color of Life. 

The realism of today is false 

realism, largely because it has di- 
vorced sex from the purpose 
which God and nature intended 
for it — the exalted function of the 
pro-creation of the human race — 
a function which, in turn, is not 
independent of the laws with 
which God and nature have cir- 
cumscribed it. Where these laws 
are interfered with by so called 
science we have birth control — a 
very polite name for an unnatural 
act, in these days of boasted 
frankness in speech. Where these 
same laws are violated in life, we 
have prostitutes and roues and 
foundlings instead of husbands 
and wives and children. Where 
they are violated in literature we 
have sex literature instead of sto- 
ries of the pure love of a man for 
a woman. 

We know what sanctions na- 
ture has ordained for sexual un- 
restraint. In order to learn how 
unrelenting and how universal is 
this sanction we have only to con- 
sult the records of the latest med- 
ical survey in this country. I 
shall never forget the realization 
of the awfulness of this sanction 
as it was borne in upon me during 
my duties as chaplain in a great 
institution in New York City. 
There, a whole building was de- 
voted to the care of men whose 
bodies were already rotten with 
the corruption of the tomb though 
they still lived. This is the 
tangible, visible sanction in the 
physical order of sexual excess 
and perversity. There is also an 
intangible, invisible sanction in 
the spiritual order, but one more 
devastating when a writer liter- 
ally prostitutes his powers and 
portrays the physical aspect of 
sexual love divorced from its 
spiritual significance and the 
natural end for which nature and 
God intended it. It is impossible 
to estimate the damage that has 
been done to our youth by the 
reading of such rot. For, Youth, 
you know, is much more logical 
than Age, in many ways. The 
young are very quick to conclude 
that what they may enjoy vicari- 
ously in their reading, they may 
themselves practice in their lives. 
It is difficult to understand the 
precautions taken in some quar- 
ters against the spread of what 
we very politely designate as the 

Social Disease, while one of the 
chief causes for the existence of 
this danger, — the dissemination 
of sex-literature, is tolerated. 

One of the greatest English 
poets of the Victorian Era, Cov- 
entry Patmore, took as the theme 
of his poetry the love of man for 
woman, in marriage. In Ms de 
velopment of the theme he does 
not spiritualize this love until it 
becomes merely Platonic. Nor 
does he debase it until it becomes 
merely the fleshy passion of the 
purveyors of sex-literature. He 
joins the appetites of the body 
and the aspirations of the soul in 
literature as they are joined in 
life. The result is the undefiled 
human love of a man for a woman 
which is the sure foundation of 
family life as well as the unfail- 
ing inspiration of the great lit- 
erature of all time. 

Such love, Patmore symbolizes 
by a tree — a tree that has its 
roots deep in the earth and its 
branches reaching high towards 
the heavens. Purveyors of sex- 
literature uproot that tree and vi- 
olently invert it. They thrust its 
leafy branches into the earth and 
expose its ugly roots that nature 
has hidden. Like the tentacles of 
a monstrous octopus, those ex- 
posed roots are a delight to degen- 
erates. But they are a revolting 
sight to men who have not alto- 
gether lost their sense of natural 
decency. As Catholics we prefer 
the tree of life as God created it 
and as a normal man sees it — its 
roots hidden in the earth, its 
branches reaching heavenwards, 
like man himself. 

I know that some will say : "All 
things are pure to the pure," — or : 
"It depends on how you look at 
it." That sort of talk always re- 
minds me of an experience I had 
while acting as chaplain in the 
prison on Blackwell's Island in 
the East Eiver, New York. One 
night as I sat alone in my room 
looking out upon the river I was 
fascinated by numberless beauti- 
ful phosphorescent things that 
were carried swiftly along by the 
current. Next day in the full 
light of the sun I saw that these 
things so beautiful in the dark- 
ness, were really garbage. And 
for all that, white gulls swooped 
(Continued on page 22, col. 1) 


Alumni Day will be observed 
on Monday, June 6. Plans are 
being laid to make this 193S 
Alumni Day one long to be re- 
membered. The festivities will 
start at 2 : 15 with the traditional 
parade of the classes to Alumni 
Field, the scene of the annual 
Boston College-Holy Cross base- 
ball game. The "experts" all 
agree that this year's series 
should be one of the most hotly 
contested in years and many of 
them go beyond that to say the 
era of Purple supremacy on the 
diamond is drawing to an un- 
timely close. Coach Frank Mc- 
Crehan refuses to make any pre- 
dictions, other than to say that 
his boys will be in there fighting 
all the way and that they will 
not accept defeat until the last 
man is out. 

After taming the Crusader, the 
Alumni will move to the Science 
Building for the annual business 
meeting and the election of offi- 
cers for the coming year. The 
meeting will also include the re- 
ports of the Chairman of the 
Graduate Board of Athletics, the 
Secretary of the Alumni Associa- 
tion and the Treasurer of the 
Alumni Association. 

Upon the conclusion of the 
business meeting, dinner will be 
served in the Assembly Hall in the 
Tower Building. An excellent 
menu has been arranged. Special 
sections will be reserved for the 
various classes at the dinner. 

Following the dinner some time 
will be allowed for informal class 
reunions before the entertain- 
ment program. At 8 o'clock the 
assembly will converge on the 
auditorium in the Library Build- 
ing. The speakers will include: 
Bev. Father Sector, who will be 
making his first appearance be- 
fore an Alumni Day gathering; 
His Excellency, Charles F. Hur- 
ley, '16, Governor of Massachu- 
setts; Bev. Francis V. Sullivan, 
S.J., '21, Faculty Adviser of the 
Alumni Association ; Bev. Flor- 
ence J. Halloran, '88, represent- 
ing the fifty year class; Thomas 
L. Gannon, '13, representing the 
twenty-five year class; John A. 
Canavan, '18, representing the 


twenty year class; Dr. James G. 
Beardon, '23, Commissioner of 
Education for Massachusetts, rep- 
resenting the fifteen year class; 
William J. Killion, '28, represent- 
ing the ten year class, and James 
M. Connolly, '33, representing the 
five year class. 

Community singing for the oc- 
casion will be led by Larry Thorn- 
ton, '27, well known radio per- 
former. The inimitable Tom 
Harty, '31, will drive his dog 
team up the hill from Lake Street 
on the last lap of his journey 
from Montreal at exactly 9:22 p. 
m. (E. S. T.) in order to be on 
hand and do a few of his special- 
ties for the gathering. In a recent 
letter Tom informs us that he has 
mastered the ascent of Mount 
Boyal and plans to move the 
scene of his training activities to 
Quebec City, where he figures to 
get in some serious training on 
the ascent to Dufferin Heights 
and the Plains of Abraham. 

The final feature on the eve- 
ning's program will be the pres- 
entation of that epic of the social 
order, "Big Business" or "Green- 
backs Tell No Tales" by the 
Alumni Players, Ltd. The pro- 
duction boasts an All-Star cast. 
Why not? Many faces, familiar 
before the kleigs, will be seen and 
heard from during the course of 
the performance, such as Francis 
J. McCrehan, Ph. B., M. Ed., LL. 
B. and B. Sc. in Social Service; 
Dr. Edward A. Sullivan, '14, who 
will play the leading male role; 
William Ohrenberger, '27, "the 
purple slicker" ; William Marnell, 
'27, the hero; Neale McDonald, 
'14, who will provide a real treat ; 
Charlie Fitzgerald, '18; John 
Hanrahan, Ted Marier, directing 
the chorus, Bay Harrington and 
Jim Hickey. Music for the per- 
formance has been adapted from 
original sources. Gowns by 
Schiaparelli and lighting effects 
by the Edison Electric Illuminat- 
ing Company insure the artistic 
success of the performance. (In- 
dividual gas-pipes will be pro- 
vided for all those who wish to 
take them immediately after the 
first act through courtesy of the 
Boston Consolidated Gas Com- 

pany). The program will be con- 
cluded with the singing of na- 
tional anthems by anyone re- 
maining in the hall. 

The committee in charge of 
Alumni Day has worked tire- 
lessly to insure its success. All 
that remains to be taken care of 
is the attendance of the largest 
gathering that ever assembled for 
Alumni Day. The committee in- 
cludes: Michael J. Downey, Fran- 
cis B .Mullin, Francis J. Carney, 
James A. Dorsey, Bev. Charles 

A. Finn, Daniel J. Gallagher, 
Bev. Joseph M. Fitzgibbons, Bev. 
David V. Fitzgerald, Edward M. 
Giblin, James E. Luby, Bev. Fred- 
erick J. Allchin, Bev. Bernard S. 
O'Kane, Dr. Edward J. O'Brien, 
Henry C. McKenna, John S. 
Keohane, Bev. Michael J. Norton, 
Gerald J. McCarthy, Charles M. 
Herlihy, Edward M. McDonough. 
Dr. Edward L. Kickham, Gerard 

B. Cleary, Eobert E. Foy, Jr., 
Bev. William A. Long, Owen A. 
Gallagher, Bev. Edward J. Sulli- 
van, William J. Cunningham, 
Thomas C. Hefferman, William J. 
Killion, Warren P. McGuirk, 
Paul Battigan, James M. Con- 
nolly, Fabian L. Bouke, Edward 
J. Morrissey, T. Harney Dona- 
hue, Brenton S. Gordon, John F. 
Loughlin and Anthony DiNatale. 


The Address on June 16th will 
be made by the Bev. William J. 
McGarry, S. J., President of Bos- 
ton College, and Fordham will 
confer upon this distinguished 
educator the Honorary Degree of 
Litt.D. In honoring her Sector, 
Fordham will honor Boston Col- 
lege, as the famed New England 
institution is now celebrating her 
75th Anniversary. 

As a member of the College 
faculty at Fordham in the early 
twenties, Father McGarry won 
distinction as a teacher. This 
scholarly young Scholastic was 
equally at home teaching mathe- 
matics, philosophy, astronomy or 

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gllumnae JBtetog 

The Alumnae Association will 
bring its second successful season 
to a close on Alumni Day, June 
6th, when the Annual Business 
Meeting and Banquet will be held 
at University Heights. Members 
of the Alumnae Association are 
urged to make reservations for 
the dinner before May 27. Dr. 
Mary Elizabeth Lynch is chair- 
man of the ccmmittee which in- 
cludes the Misses Sylvia Murray, 
Mary Twomey, Elizabeth O'Doh- 
erty, Maura Gallagher, Mary 
Bresnahan, and Anna Dean. 

The results of the first appeal 
to the Alumnae for the Jubilee 
Fund have been most encourag- 
ing. The fund is to be used for 
the completion of the Boston Col- 
lege Library. A scroll which is 
to be exhibited permanently in 
the library will record the names 
of all contributors. It is hoped 
that all who have delayed in send- 
ing in their contributions will 
please make an effort to do so be- 
fore June 6. Checks, as you will 
recall, are to be made out to 
"Alumnae Jubilee Fund" and are 
to be sent to Very Rev. William 
J. McGarry, S.J., Boston College, 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

The Alumnae Association held 
its first Communion Breakfast on 
Sunday, May 15. The member's 
and guests attended Mass cele- 
brated by Verv Rev. Fr. McGarrv 
at St. Mary's Chapel. At the 
breakfast Fr. McGarry and Prof. 
Brassil Fitzgerald were the 
speakers. Miss Anna Kuhn was 
chairman of the committee which 
included Dr. Alice M. Kerrigan, 
Dr. Mary E. Lynch, the Misses 
Ruth Dowd, Elizabeth Cussen, 
Bertha Fleming, Sallie Logue, 
Julia Sheehaii, Josephine O'Xeill, 
Theresa O'Neill, and Mrs. Leo 

Members who have been attend- 
ing the Evidence Guild conducted 
by Fr. McGarry have been most 
enthusiastic and it was with deep 
regret that they closed the sea- 
son's meetings on Mav IS. 

John Rojmanello, '31, is teaching at Port 
Chester High School, Port Chester, N. Y. 
John is married and the proud father of one 


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celebration will be climaxed with 
the Sixty-First Annual Com- 
mencement. Delegates from all 
the New England Colleges and 
from the Jesuit Colleges in the 
New York and Maryland prov- 
inces have been invited to parti- 
cipate. The exercises will start 
with the customary procession 
from the Tower Building to 
Alumni Field at 3 o'clock. Fran- 
cis J. Campbell, '24, will serve as 
general marshal of the proces- 

Richard Stanton, '38, will de- 
liver the salutatory address and 
Paul L. Schultze, '38, will deliver 
the valedictory. The address to 
the graduates will be made by 
Rev. Raymond J. Melnnis, S.J., 
S. T. D., professor of Dogmatic 
Theology at Weston College. 

The President and Faculty of 
Boston College extend a cordial 
invitation to the Alumni to at- 
tend the Commencement exer- 


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Rector, the annual Supper Dance, 
the second annual Varsity Club 
dinner, and the Alumni Convoca- 
tion, the outstanding feature of 
the series of Diamond Jubilee cel- 
ebrations held in February. 

The prosperity of our efforts 
has been due in great measure to 
the hearty co-operation shown at 
all times by our new Rector. May 
T assure Father McGarry that his 
many courtesies have been appre- 
ciated, that we wish him all suc- 
cess in his labors, and that we 
shall welcome the privilege of aid- 
ing him in those labors whenever 
he may call upon us. 

I am pleased to acknowledge, 
also, the constant helpfulness of 
Father Frank Sullivan, S.J., 
Messrs. Warren McGuirk and Leo 
Daley of the Varsity Club, Dr. 
Cornelius T. O'Connor, Theodore 
Marier, John Hanrahan, and all 
of the Alumni Glee Club, Chair- 
man William Ohrenberger of the 
Graduate Athletic Board, and my 
fellow officers. Thanks are due 
likewise to the many men who 
have served cheerfully and com- 
petently on various committees 
under the chairmanship of Messrs. 

Henry J. Smith, William Arthur 
Reilly, Charles F. Murphy, Owen 
A. Gallagher, Francis R. Mullin, 
Francis J. Facey, Frank McCre- 
han, J. Robert Brawley, James A. 
Dorsey and Thomas F. Scanlon. 
Executive Secretary John C. Gill 
should be| particularly commended 
for his conscientious and effec- 
tive work. 

The loyalty and enthusiasm 
manifested during the present 
year encourage your officers to be- 
lieve that the Boston College 
Alumni Association is entering 
an era of increasing usefulness to 
its members, to Alma Mater, and 
to the community. May I cor- 
dially invite each of you to help 
assure this progress, and to share 
in the satisfaction that must at- 
tend it. 



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A Sketch 

Robert Fulton was born in Al- 
exandria, Virginia, June 28, 1826. 
His father was a sturdy Presby- 
terian, his mother a devout Cath- 
olic. Robert was the scion of a 
race that has played an important 
part in the nation's history, being 
related to Ex-President Harrison 
and the late Governor Wise of 
Virginia. His grandfather on the 
mother's side was an O'Brien, at 
one time a prominent diplomat in 
the service of the United States. 
Young Robert was left fatherless 
in his seventh year; yet even at 
that early age, he evinced a force 
of character worthy of note. The 
following incident told by his 
mother is an illustration in point. 
When he was a little tot he con- 
stantly went to St. Peter's 
Church in Washington with his 
mother, no remonstrance being as 
yet made by his father. Upon ar- 
riving at the dignity of his first 

I pair of trowsers, his father said 

1 to him: — 

"My son, you have been going 

' long enough to your mother's 
church, henceforth you will come 

I to mine." 

Upon hearing these words, Mrs. 
Fulton heaved a deep sigh, ex- 

I claiming within herself, "Dear 
Lord, now my sorrows begin. 
What shall I do if my dear boy is 
lost to the faith?" Sunday came 

P around and little Robert started 

I off with his father, leaving his 

l mother in tears. On the way they 
had to pass St. Peter's. The child 
hesitated, looked at. his father, 

| then stopped. 

"Papa," said he, "this is my 

"No," was the stern reply, while 
the father held him firmly by the 
hand ; "you are not going to tint 
church any more. You must 
come to my church." 

Young Robert stood still and 
would not be forced from his po- 
sition. Open rebellion it was, and 
crowds of church goers around 
enjoying it. The father threat- 
ened ; it was no use, and much to 
his disappointment he found him- 
self obliged to retrace his steps 
homeward with his young hero by 

his side, unconquerable and un- 

"Here," said he to his wife, 
"take this youngster and do what 
you like with him. He shall never 
enter my church, after the holy 
show he has made of me today." 

The first years of boyhood were 
spent in the United States Sen- 
ate in the capacity of page. Here 
day after day he drank in the 
strong lesons of devotion to duty 
and sterling patriotism from the 
stirring appeals of such men as 
Webster, Clay, and Calhoun, 
whose genius to this day are the 
beacon lights to those aspiring to 
the name and honor of American 
statesmanship and oratory. With 
these models before him abroad, 
and the example and training of 
a careful Catholic mother at 
home, Robert grew up in the es- 
teem and practice of those manly 
virtues which make the Catholic 
and the citizen. 

Golden days were these; he 
never forgot them. They were the 
text of many and many a talk to 
the boys, and, needless to say, his 
reminisiciences, always so classic- 
ally told, instructed and de- 
lighted all, whilst they uplifted 
and inspired his youthful hearers 
with a love of literature, self-de- 
velopment and a nobler ideal of 
conduct than they ever had be- 

A year or two prior to his 
death. Father Fulton made an 
address to the students of Ford- 
ham on the great men he had met 
in the nation's capitol. A de- 
lighted auditor writes that despite 
the march of years and growing 
infirmities, he spoke with all the 
glow and enthusiasm of one in 
the vigor of manhood. 

As a boy, Robert was a great 
lover of books. He read in sea- 
son and out of season. His mother 
said that from his first ABC les- 
son in spelling, he was hardly 
ever seen without a volume in his 
hands. This reading habit com- 
bined with a retentive memory, 
ready wit, and facility of expres- 
sion far beyond his age, distin- 
guished him even then as an ex- 

traordinary conversationalist. 
What was said of Macaulay by 
his nurse, may be said equally of 
him: "This child speaks printed 
words." What perfection he aft- 
erwards attained in this art is 
familiar history to us all. He was 
almost without a peer even 
among such men as Holmes, 
O'Reilly and others of that ilk. 
The story is told, which may as 
well be inserted here, that at a. 
dinner in Boston, where Father 
Fulton and the "Autocrat" met 
together, the genial author of the 
"Breakfast Table" turned to him 
and said, — 

"Why, Father Fulton, are you 
here too?" 

"Yes, all that's left of me," was 
the reply. 

"Well," said Holmes, "either 
you or I must get out. This place 
is too small for both of us." 

Years afterwards, on hearing 
that Father Fulton was about to 
bid adieu to his beloved Boston, 
Holmes exclaimed : "I am very 
sorry, indeed; Father Fulton is 
among the very brightest men in 

When asked by a young man, 
what he should do to become a 
good talker, Father Fulton re- 
plied : "Avoid slang, keep good 
company, read good books, write 
carefully, speak carefully at all 
times and in all places. Why 
bless you," he continued, good- 
naturedly tapping his snuff box, 
"from my eleventh year I have 
formulated my every sentence 
previous to utterance, and as a 
boy was more scrupulous about 
the grammar than about the com- 

But to return. At sixteen Rob- 
ert was sent to Georgetown Col- 
lege, where his name was destined 
to grace the honor roll of the 
great and good men that have 
gone from her classic halls, and 
have achieved enviable success in 
ecclesiastical, no less than in civil 
preferments. A contemporary 
writes that he easily distanced 
his fellows in English composi- 
tion, and was a model of good be- 



havior. Long before he met his 
friend Horace, the sentiment was 
strong in him that it was sweet 
and honorable to die for one's 
country. The glories of the battle- 
field had been the Utopian dream 
of his boyhood years. In fact, 
Georgetown College was merely 
intended as a stepping-stone to 
West Point. But the "Best laid 
plans of mice and men gang aft 
aglee." God had other designs. 
The inspirations of grace, the 
prayers of a pious mother, the 
general-like discipline of the sons 
of Ignatius were slowly but 
surely directing the current of his 
thoughts into a higher and nobler 
channel. Upon communicating 
his purpose to his mother her 
heart leaped for very joy. She 
told him that she also intended 
to give herself to God's service in 
the religious life. A prayer of 
thanksgiving ascended from the 
lips of mother and son, and we 
venture to say that seldom is it 
given to witness a scene more 
touching, more solemn, more bliss- 
ful, than that in which heaven 
came to earth to be wedded by a 
nobler, a purer, and a holier love. 

The next step was to dispose of 
their worldly possessions, which 
were not inconsiderable. Ac- 
cordingly measures were taken 
without delay for the manumis- 
sion of their slaves. All, from 
first to last, were invited to a 
sumptuous banquet, where each 
one found his freedom papers by 
the side of his plate, while mother 
and son served their former 
servants at the joyous repast. The 
slaves, in token of gratitude, 
gracefully tendered their libera- 
tors a banquet in their turn, 
which was graced by the presence 
of eminent guests from the United 
States Senate. The day of part- 
ing came between mother and 
son : she entered the convent of 
the Visitation at Georgetown, lie 
the Jesuit novitiate at Frederick. 
The sacrifice was now complete, 
but the strong link of natural af- 
fection became all the stronger by 
a closer union with the well-head 
of all love, the Sacred Heart of 

Mrs. Fulton, in religion Sister 
Olympias, lived to a ripe old age, 
dyina; in the nineties. Her mem- 
ory is still in benediction, as an 

efficient, edifying servant of the 
community. She was a woman of 
fine mind and of strong character, 
had excellent business capacity, 
was the very soul of hospitality, 
and generous almost to a fault, 
though a scrupulous observer of 
the poverty of her order. 

Father Fulton, like all good 
men, was very fond of his mother. 
His veneration for her was closely 
allied to worship. He never could 
speak of her without emotion, 
and, as he often told his boys, 
had no hope either in this life or 
in the next for the young man 
who did not reverence and love, 
that noblest of beings, his mother. 

As a novice, Father Fulton was 
distinguished for a high sense of 
duty, and a tender love for the 
Society. His term of novitiate 
having expired, he was admitted 
to his vows, and resumed his fa- 
vorite study of literature with re- 
newed zest and ardor. As was to 
be expected, his marked ability in 
the department of letters very 
soon approved itself to his su- 
periors: literature became the 
study of his life, and had he given 
himself exclusively to composi- 
tion, he would doubtless, have 
won an international reputation. 
He might easily have become the 
Johnson of the nineteenth cen- 
tury, with the odds in his favor 
in point of original, elevated 
thought, and refined expression, 
seasoned by a copious infusion 
from the vigorous Saxon. 

Father Fulton's literary style 
was, as we all know, pre-em- 
inently his own. He believed in 
the axiom: "Le style c'est 
l'homme." He was a thorough 
advocate of the "Multum in 
parvo" or rather "Plurimum in 

As professor of rhetoric at the 
novitiate and at Georgetown, his 
success is a household word. It 
could not well be otherwise; com- 
mand of choicest phrase, wide in- 
formation, wealth of illustration, 
copious commentary, boundless 
reading, ready wit, retentive mem- 
ory, enthusiastic love for the 
classics, made him a teacher unto 
the manner born. 

His class was the most delight- 
ful and profitable of hours. To 
say that his scholars loved him 
would be to speak mildly indeed; 

they fairly worshipped him. One 
of them on hearing of his death, 
wrote that he considered it the 
privilege of his life, worthy of 
thanksgiving even, to have known 
the man. Under such a master, 
the young mind at an impression- 
able age found the pages of an- 
tiquity a thing of living beauty. 
Not a few of his disciples were* 
noted in after life for their at- 
tachment to the classics, which 
they had learned to love and ap- 
preciate so well in his sun-lit 
class room. To arouse even a 
passing enthusiasm for the author 
under study is certainly no small 
merit in the teacher, at any time, 
but so to teach that the scholar, 
in the prosy business of life, will 
return with renewed delight to 
his Cicero, or his Horace, is the 
gift of very few, and a great de- 
sideratum in the educational 
training of youth. 

As we are on the subject of let- 
ters, it may not be out of place 
here to say something of Father 
Fulton's methods and literary 
preferences. In the first place he 
strongly insisted on reading. It 
was his daily text to the boys. He 
drew up a list of books for the 
students, established class libra- 
ries, and at the mid-year and final 
examinations exacted an account 
of the authors prescribed. With- 
out continuous reading, he repeat- 
edly urged, no man will ever rise 
out of the commonplace, whether 
in preaching, teaching, or in con- 

Imitation he earnestly incul- 
cated; not that imitation which 
is akin to transcription and de- 
structive of originality, but that 
which enriches and develops the 
mind, and by observation teaches 
one how to think for himself. He 
distinguished between the style of 
an author and the philosophy of 
his style. The latter was ever to 
be the main object of study in the 
exercise of imitation. A favorite 
practice of his own when a 
scholastic, was to synopsize the 
argument of an author, set this 
aside for a day or two, then elab- 
orate it into a formal cmposition, 
after which he compared his own 
production with the model before 

Whilst he had his pet authors, 
he was bv no means a man of one 



book. Hero worship was not one 
of his weak points. Being asked 
what he thought of Newman, "I 
think very highly of him, indeed," 
he replied, "but take care not to 
fall into the error now prevailing, 
that canonizes Newman and New- 
man alone, as the only one who 
ever wrote English. Wherever I 
go I hear nothing but Newman. 
Indeed, I am almost tempted to 
buy up the whole edition of his 
works, to check in some way this 
excessive adulation. Why don't 
you say something about Ruskin 
and others whose names are 
legion, all of whom spoke and 

i wrote English to admiration?" 
In the matter of reading, he 
always advised to keep a poet side 
by side with a prose writer. As a 
priest of God and a man of true 
taste, he worshipped the Holy Bi- 
ble. Shakespeare was his daily 
food, as was also his friend Hor- 
ace, whom he knew almost by 
heart. His theory was that no 

'• one could be considered a scholar, 
who failed to appreciate Rome's 
favored lyrist, and the favorite of 
the entire host of Englishmen of 
letters. It is quite noticeable, he 
used to say, how all have tried 
their hand at Horace; even the 
great Gladstone himself found in 
him a revived inspiration at an 
age in which the "divine afflatus" 
is supposed to be well nigh ex- 
tinct. For sentence-building he 
read De Quincey: for classic 
erudition and copious, elevated 
thought, he studied Landor; 
whilst Johnson's oddities, and 
Lamb's quaint originality, pathos 
and exquisite humor, were ever a 
source of relief to him in his 
spells of frequent and violent 
headache. Such men as Emerson 
and Browning he did not admire 
nor read. He gave as his reason, 
that life was too short, time too 
precious to be groping in the 
clouds, when the sun was shining 
hard by. A prominent Boston 
physician calling on him one eve- 
ning, launched forth into a 
learned discussion on the depth 
and originality of Emerson. 

"Yes," said Father Fulton, 
"there's the rub. It is a depth 
that has no bottom to it." "Here," 
says he, taking up a volume of 
the author that was on his desk, 
"I open at haphazard: pray, tell 

me, what does the man mean?" 
The doctor looked wise, scanned 
carefully the contents of the 
page — 

"Well really I don't just see 
what he is driving at ; I confess I 
have read little or nothing of Mr. 
Emerson, but those in a position 
to know tell me he is the greatest 
thinker of his age." 

"Possibly," was the reply, "but 
it's a good deal like the Scotch- 
man's definition of metaphysics: 
Twa men disputin thegither; yin 
man dinna ken what the ither 
man says, and he dinna ken 
himsel. Emerson, like Wagner's 
music, may be appreciated in the 
far-off future. But it is quite the 
fad nowadays to talk about and 
admire what we least understand. 
(Onine ignotum pro magnificio). 

In the year 1857, Esther Fulton 
was crowned with the dignity of 
the holy priesthood, in company 
with Fathers O'Callaghan, Brady 
and McAtee. He was next sent 
to his old Aimer Mater at George- 
town, where he succeeded Father 
Fenwick as prefect of studies and 
professor of rhetoric In 1861, his 
superiors appointed him to Bos- 
ton, which for twenty years was 
to be the theatre of his splendid 
labors. Here he taught moral 
theology in Boston College, which 
was then used as a sholasticate. 

Those were the old pioneer 
days, still redolent with the 
memory of the venerable Father 
McElroy, and his many splendid 
efforts for the beauty of God's 
temple. It was not long before 
the people of Boston began to 
recognize the treasure they pos- 
sessed in Father Fulton. They 
seemed to understand him at the 
very outset of his career. There 
was about him that which just 
suited them. They looked upon 
him and loved him, and assuredly 
he loved them in turn. There 
was no gush about it, if you will, 
but a species of cool, calculating, 
platonic regard, so peculiar to the 
Yankee, and which intellect never 
fails to inspire. 

His sermons, which were 
usually on the argumentative 
plan, soon began to attract wide 
attention among those not of the 
faith. Men of refinement and edu- 
cation were pleased with his log- 
ical, terse, original, classic ex- 

pression, judiciously flavored 
with a dash of grim humor to fa- 
cilitate the suggestioin of a hard 
doctrine, that, now and then, had 
to be swallowed. To one who con- 
founds oratory with loud declam- 
ation, animated gesture, and the 
tearing a passion to tatters, 
Father Fulton's calm, deliberate 
style would, indeed, prove tame 
and uninteresting. 

Wherever he went he was a 
marked personality. True, his 
methods were rather unique, and 
any attempt at analysis were fu- 
tile in the extreme. But, whether 
one censure or praise, it must be 
admitted that his way suited him 
best, and achieved victories where 
others would have met with de- 
feat He had but to state his 
needs, and forthwith helping 
hands, and open purses were at 
his command. With apparently 
little effort, he was enabled in a 
few years to clear the church in 
Boston of an immense indebted- 

But Father Fulton's great work 
as an educator was now about to 
begin. In the year of grace, 1S64, 
on September 7, the schools of 
Boston College for the first time 
were opened to the public. Ex- 
tensive preparations had been 
made for months. Father Fulton 
was aglow with enthusiasm. The 
church had attracted the elite of 
the city; why not the college? 
His hopes ran high. The field was 
white unto the harvest. All looked 
bright. But alas! it was the old 
story over again, "parturiunt 
montes." The opening day came; 
Father Fulton stood at the small 
iron gate on James Street, await- 
ing the throng that in numbers at 
least, if not in quality, would re- 
spond to his expectations, and the 
preparations made. The immense 
throng came; twenty-five urchins 
marched in solemn file before him 
to form the nucleus of an institu- 
tion which was to be one of the 
glories of Boston. Father Fulton 
was a disappointed man. Who 
could blame him? But the occa- 
sion for the display of strong 
character was now all the greater. 
Though discouraged, he deter- 
mined to push on to the goal. He 
reasoned and reasoned correctly, 
that the frustration of his hopes 
was not the result of ill will, but 



indifference to, or rather ig- 
norance of, the necessity of a 
Catholic education. The people 
had their public schools, their 
high schools, both Latin and Eng- 
lish, with Harvard close by for 
those wishing to follow a profes- 
sional career. As for the reli- 
gious training, the Sunday School 
was, they thought, quite sufficient. 
It remained now to bring home 
to the Catholics of Boston the 
advantages and necessity of 
higher Catholic education. Father 
Pulton saw the Herculean task 
before him. He dared pick up the 
gauntlet thrown down in defiance, 
so to speak. It was intellect pit- 
ted against intellect. The strug- 
gle was to be sharp and continu- 
ous. Tension was high; every 
one was on his metal. Teaching 
in Boston was clearly not teach- 
ing elsewhere. The glorification 
of the public schools, their stand- 
ing in the community, the cold 
self-sufficiency of the New Eng- 
lander called for the best efforts 
at all times and in all places. It 
was but too evident that Catho- 
lic Boston believed it had nothing 
to learn in the matter of educa- 
tion. In proof of this we instance 
the following: — 

About this period a lecture was 
given in the Boston theatre by a 
Mr. Maguire from Dublin, on 
"Catholic Education," at which 
Father Fulton had been a de- 
lighted auditor. Alluding to this 
topic shortly afterwards, he took 
occasion to commend the lecture 
and the lecturer, when a lady 
present exclaimed, — 

"Why Father Fulton, I am 
amazed to hear you talk so; the 
idea of a foreigner telling us how 
to educate our children!" 

"Yes," replied Father Fulton, 
"the poor man made a mistake, I 
fear; he thought, of course, he 
was talking to Catholics; had he 
consulted me I would have sug- 
gested a more practical topic." 

"What would that be?" asked 
the lady. 

"Well, Buddhism, for example, 
or the Platonic idea of happiness, 
or some of the more refined cults 
among the pagans, such as the 
custom obtaining among the Hin- 
doos — and would it obtained 
now ! — of the surviving half, bury- 
ing herself in the same tomb, with 

the other half that has ceased 
to survive." 

Naturally enough, the college 
for some time lived in the shadow 
of the Church. Pome could not 
be built in a day. Father Fulton 
believed in hastening slowly, mod- 
ifying, introducing and extend- 
ing, as exigencies demanded. 
From the start he aimed at a 
model college, model in its ma- 
terial as well as in its intellectual 
equipments. "No school can 
flourish," he often said, "without 
generous expenditure. Keep a 
boy in the mud, and he will stay 
there. Surround him with re- 
spectability, and he will begin to 
respect himself after a time. The 
school furniture should ever be in 
keeping with the dignity of one's 

What he said he did. The desks 
in Boston College, both for teach- 
ers and scholars, are all that can 
be desired. The conspicuous ab- 
sence of etchings, woodcuts and 
other memorials of puerile gen- 
ius, to this day in and around 
the class rooms are proof enough 
that Father Fulton's theory was 
the correct one, and that the 
iconoclastic propensity of youth 
can be educated to a sense of the 
eternal fitness of things. 

Thus the years went by, Cath- 
olic Boston was beginning to lis- 
ten to and respect the claims of 
Catholic education. The old time 
prejudice was waning slowly but 
surely. Step by step the college 
was making its Avay into public 
favor. Some were of the opinion 
that the government was too con- 
servative; but Father Fulton did 
not believe in mushroom growth. 
He never for a moment lowered 
his colors, never for a moment 
lost sight of the noble ideal he 
had put before his mind in the be- 
ginning. "If we cannot have 
quantity, at least let us try to have 
quality," he said. "We still re- 
member," writes one of his old 
boys, "how unsparingly he exe- 
crated the golden mean, so ex- 
tolled by his Roman poet. T 
would have you aim, young gen- 
tlemen,' was his daily strain, 'at 
the highest in everything, in gen- 
tlemanly deportment, in splendid 
scholarship. I love the young 
man, whose banner bore that 
strange device Excelsior. Oh, that 

it be said of each and every one 
of you, that though the world 
should fall, you will never de- 
scend one jot or tittle from the 
highest perfection attainable. 
Truth, duty, consummate scholar- 
ship, by these shall all men know 
you are students of Boston Col- 
lege." He could not abide one 
who omitted a duty just because 
he didn't feel like it. But a fault 
committed through frailty was al- 
ways sure to be forgiven. He did 
not believe that people should be 
harder than God Almighty. 
"Boys," he would often say, "if 
any of you do wrong, even were 
it the firing of this building, and 
the same nobly acknowledge his 
misdeed, he will render me power- 
less to punish. A boy that acts 
above board is always to be 

This constant appeal to high 
motives had its wholesome effect 
and witnesses contemporary with 
those days cheerfully testify to 
the spirit of conscientiousness 
that animated the vast majority 
of the students. 

(To be continued in next issue) 

C. Glynn Fraser, '32, recently resigned as 
Director of Boys' Work at the Burroughs 
Newsboys' Foundation to accept the posi- 
tion of Field Executive for the Boston Coun- 
cil of the Boy Scouts of America. 

John F. Curley, Jr., '33, was married on 
April 19th to Miss Anne Omar, Emmanuel, 
'35. John is with Jackson, Curtis and Co. 

John J. Sullivan, '31 (Wallingford Road 
John) is with the law firm of Hale, Sander- 
son, Byrnes and Morton, with offices at 49 
Federal Street, Boston. 

Dr. Eugene F. Smith, '31, is interning at 
the Harlem Hospital, New York City. Gene 
is a recent addition to the ranks of the Ben. 

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"I READ ABOUT IT. . . . " 

I admit I insulted the young 
lady. But I assure you I did it 
without intention — or at least 
without serious intention. But I 
had known her for some time and 
now! that she was attending a 
well known girls' college, where 
she was filled with a (to her) 
new and daring philosophy 
(which was rehash to any think- 
ing person: rehash of hedonism) 
which seemed to give her "re- 
lease," I couldn't help but prick 
her sophistication. (What a 
shame that word has "wisdom" — 
sophia — as its derivative base!) 
This was the incident. I met her 
in the subway and she was read- 
ing "Lady Chatteriy's Lover." 
She had the jacket covered, be- 
cause she was a Catholic-at-heart 

and a College student 

secondarily. But the left hand 
page carried the title, as usual in 
books. I glanced at it, then at 
her. (It's always a rather inter- 
esting game to compare the book 
with the reader). And recog- 
nized her, so spoke. After the 
usual exchange, and how is the 
Missus, et cetera, she referred to 
the book. No, I had not read it. 
As a matter of fact, I couldn't 
read it. It was of Index subject 
matter. She had heard that but 
since she could find no Index List 
with it on, thought she'd see for 
herself. (I wonder if she ever 
thought of what length the index 
would be if titles were listed, 
rather than a definition of pro- 
hibited reading). One thing led 
to another, and she said she was 
taking a course in Biblical Lit- 
erature — or some such title — "en- 
tirely divorced from theology or 
revelation, you know." I let that 
pass so she'd continue. She was 
doing her best to justify her ac- 
tion, all the while sinking deeper. 
She was making a lot of motion, 
but no progress — much like a dog 
chasing its tail. On a sudden 
burst of victory-feeling, she re- 
ferred to several "hot" short sto- 
ries in the Old Testament. What 
did I think of them, if things of 
the flesh were condemnable? 
Aside irom the fact that things 
of the flesh are not necessarily 


sinful, I replied, the analogy was 
irreconcilable. She didn't agree. 
At that point I insulted her, 
merely by quoting this statement 
of Father Gillis, Editor of The 
Catholic World: 

"To all normal persons Holy 
Writ, in spite of its plain speak- 
ing, is wholesome." 

Needless to say, it was not in 
my mind to connect her with the 
abnormal person. Knowing her 
quite well, I took certain poetic 
license, shall we say, in illustrat- 
ing the point. Sad to say — and 
to make a long story short by 
skipping her junior and senior 
year — the girl left the Church. 
That was about three years ago. 
I have not seen or heard of her 
since, except that the young 
Catholic chap with whom she 
kept company married some other 

Just another thought on the 
stage, and I'll make my point. 
With the Legion of Decency 
wielding a mighty hammer on 
Hollywood, a real step forward 
has been made. This clean-up 
campaign has resulted in the pre- 
vention of pornographic presenta- 
tions, but has not as yet brought 
forward much in the way of cul- 
turally influential drama. The 
nature of the theatre — or rather 
rnovie — audience itself prevents 
this, I believe. As Father Corri- 
gan of happy memory used to put 
it, the screen reflects the twelve- 
year-old mind, or performs for it. 

On the stage, Eliot's "Murder 
in the Cathedral" is a landmark. 
We have not heard much of any- 
thing else specifically Catholic 
and on a Catholic theme. The 
start of a Catholic Little Theatre 
Movement, with Emett Lavery 
(author of "The First Legion") 
as its organizer and inspirer, was 
a definite step in promoting the 
development of Catholic drama. 

Along this same line, the pub- 
lishing of "Spirit," a magazine of 
verse, by the Catholic Poetry So- 
ciety of America, was a really 
progressive and popular move to 
develop Catholic poets Much 
that it publishes is heavily dis- 
cussed, both pro and con. Much 
of it is not good poetry, even 

though it is not bad. All of it is 
worthwhile and indicative of a 
growing strength. 

Why all these ramifications? 
The|y indicate a renaissance of 
Catholic literary activity in the 
Unted States. We need infinitely 
more. ("Renaissance" is probably 
not the word — but I was think- 
ing of early Catholic influence in 
America on everything, especially 
the literary composition (and 
text and content) of the Consti- 
tution ) . 

In opening with the episode of 
the young lady lost to the Faith 
through the influence of hedonis- 
tic and pragmatic philosophy, it 
was my hope to illustrate the ef- 
fect of reading. In direct propor- 
tion is the need for writing fine 
things — true literature, noble, 
sound, reasonable, joyful, Catho- 
lic. This burden of producing 
writings worthy of reading by 
rational creatures, beings in dig- 
nity next only to the angels, rests 
especially on Catholics. 

And a serious regrettable indict- 
ment of Catholic college gradu- 
ates is that, despite the years of ed- 
ucation behind us, we are not mak- 
ing much, if any, influence on the 
reading world by books distinctly 
Catholic. With the classical, cul- 
tural, and spiritual training of 
the Jesuit college, for example, 
there should result every year at 
least one outstanding American 
writer in every branch of com- 
position. This should apply es- 
pecially to the novel, for in times 
like these, where people are seek- 
ing solace and consolation, the 
use of religious conviction and 
persuasion as a theme should be 
a most natural and facile source 
of expression. 

Just how this talent — for it is 
only latent and dormant ability — 
can be properly channelled and 
used, is a real problem. The idea 
of the Catholic Little Theatre 
Movement is to do precisely this 
in the field of drama. A similar 
activity in the field of the novel 
and short-story would not be 
amiss. Probably its easiest out- 
let would be through the parish 
literary and dramatic club. Writ- 

(Continued on page 19, col. 3) 





A Bostoniau spinster endowed 
with the spirit of adventure mo- 
tored with friends to the frosted 
waters of the blue Pacific. As he 
looked down from the courtyard 
of the Palace of the Legion of 
Honor, through the breach in the 
nearly vertical walls that we call 
the Golden Gate, California was 
given a compliment provincially 
magnificent — "Did you ever be- 
lieve the Dedham Eoad would end 
so beautifully?" 

No doubt there are many 
others who could be pleasantly 
surprised by the sights that the 
far branches of the Dedham Eoad 
offer. With the International sit- 
uation what it is, and the modern 
improvement of covered wagons 
and trailways, perhaps a glimpse 
at a few of the gems that crown 
meanderings from the Yukon to 
the Amazon will induce the more 
daring to adopt the badly worn 
out slogan — "See America First." 

The wish, and consequently ad- 
venture and a different America, 
does not begin at the Mississippi 
but at the foot of the hills in 
Cheyenne, Wyoming. There are 
good roads to speed you north 
and west through the low moun- 
tains into the Bad Lands where 
winds and storms have carved out 
valleys and pinnacles of useless 
gravel, its awesome nakedness re- 
lieved only by blotches of anemic 
sagebrush, and its terrible jagged 
depths giving rise to the name of 
Hell's Kitchen. Even the unim- 
aginative have no difficulty per- 
ceiving the eddies of sand arising 
from the draft that feeds the 
Devil's Hearth. 

The hills will let you down into 
a valley where a few buckskins 
cavort with less striking horses 
and some leafless Y-shaped trees 
are grouped together. This is the 
outpost of the Shoshone Indian 
Eeservation and the Y-shaped 
trees are their sepulchres. Their 
village has a store presided over 
by a government agent by the 
name of Maguire who helps them 
with their tradings in wicker and 
beads and acts as arbitrator in 
the sale of film rights. Nothing 

seems to be more valuable to 
them and less valuable to their 
pale-faced visitors than the repro- 
duction of their physiognomies in 
celluloid. There is also a very ex- 
cellent Episcopal mission, guided 
by a genial and much respected 
minister whose home is in Brook- 
line. You may even have the good 
fortune to see the cleric in his ten 
gallon hat, getting what we so 
vulgarly call "the touch" (until 
next payday) Indian -style, from 
his long-haired, aged crony, Chief 

The trip up to the next set of 
hills will bring you through the 
Dude Eanch country and deep 
woods. You are in the Bocky 
Mountains and you come to your 
climax on the Togatee Pass. If 
you felt that you were consorting 
with the devil in the Bad Lands, 
you will now think that you are 
with St. Peter on the rim of 
heaven looking down on the 
world below and wonder why he 
lets his fleecy clouds be so wet 
and cold. 

The valley is the Jackson Hole 
country and Teton National 
Park. It is one of the most beau- 
tiful spots in America and is re- 
served for those who dare to drive 
into it. It is off the beaten path 
below the Yellowstone country, 
and wild life and fishing and 
streams abound under its chalk- 
capped and chalk - ribbed walls. 
This is nature in the raw. 

The next step is to Yellowstone 
Park. The glories of this place 
belong to the professional publi- 
cist. It will be enough to say 
that in various parts of the Park 
a continuous duplication of the 
scene that occurs when a hydrant 
is suddenly severed from the high 
pressure system goes on and the 
outstanding performer is called 
Old Faithful. There are lesser 
mud volcanoes where the stormy 
reaction of the plaster trough will 
surprise the eye and ear, but 
there will be alkali dust with 
pink and burgundy streaks that 
will make you think the north 
end of the park is a broad marble 
terrace. There are waterfalls and 

canyons and a beautiful green 
lake but these will run far behind 
the same glories in some of the 
other National Parks. 

A trip north through the roll- 
ing hills of Montana will bring 
you to the territory that serves 
as the head of the Missouri Biver ; 
navigable almost to its very be- 
ginning, it provided the avenue 
by which the trappers, traders 
and farmers were able to come to 
this most remote territory. This 
is the country the Indians were 
so unwilling to abandon, as Gen- 
eral Custer discovered when his 
ride through there in 1878 proved 
to be his last. 

At its far north lies Glacier Na- 
tional Park. The charm of this 
place lies in its lakes that may be 
seen from steep mountain drives. 
The remnants of the great glacier 
are said to be the peak points of 
this range and the streams that 
trickle from them during the sum- 
mer months bear witness to the 
depth of snow and ice that is 
buried under them. The tragedy 
of the forest fire is made pain- 
fully clear in this park where 
most of the surf ace up to the tim- 
berline is covered by great black 

For a view of the finest and 
best in the way of high moun- 
tains, the boundary line into Can- 
ada must be crossed. Fairness 
requires us to admit that the Ca- 
nadian Er;ckies surpass the Amer- 
ican, but the difficulty of travel 
over their gravel roads causes us 
to issue a word of caution to 
those who are unwilling to follow 
a leisurely pace while absorbing 
the grandeur of nature. The lead- 
ing city of their wheat empire, 
Calgary, just beyond the famous 
ranch of the former Prince of 
Wales, must represent the limit 
of a day's journey. 

From here you can enjoy the 
charms of the morning on your 
way to Banff and noontime will 
bring you to the promenade of 
the Banff Springs Hotel with its 
view down the winding Bow 

(.Continued on page 17, col. 1) 




The Undergraduate Angle 

The springtime always comes 
and goes quickly at University 
Heights but this year it flashed 
up Commonwealth Avenue and 
disappeared over the hills of New- 
ton in no time at all. The surest 
harbinger of spring on the 
campus is not the budding of the 
trees or the call for baseball can- 
didates. The students know that 
the warm weather is coming now- 
adays when they notice the steady 
increase in the number of cars in 
the parking space. This happens 
around the first of April when it 
costs less to insure the 1932 Ford 
coupe, which would be a pretty 
good little bucket if it wasn't for 
the rear tires and the brakes 

It seemed this year as though 
the oral examinations started 
almost immediately after the 
parking space began to do its 
heavy business. The swift passage 
of time was due, most likely, to 
the crowded undergraduate 
schedule. Junior Week came later 
than usual — May 1 to May 6 — 
and the attendant planning, fig- 
uring and arguments took up 
most of the month of April. Add 
to this, the senior class planning 
for Commencement Week ; Gil 
Dobie's spring football practice; 
rehearsals for the athletic asso- 
ciation's annual melodrama, "On 
the Bridge at Midnight," the 75th 
anniversary Greek drama, and 
the one act playshop's produc- 
tions of original dramatic writ- 
ings; track and baseball; the 
changing of "The Heights" staff 
and the preparation of the 1938 
Sub Turri and the final issues of 
the Stylus; the Marquette and 
Fulton prize debates and the 
southern trips of the Fulton, the 
golf team and the tennis team — 
and what have you got ? Plenty of 

Junior Week was a lively affair 
and ran off smoothly, although 
complications threatened for 
awhile. Jack Sullivan, the pres- 
ident of the Class of 1939, and his 
fellow officials decided to do the 
thing correctly and hire a na- 
tionally known "name band," 


Sammy "Swing and Sway" Kaye 
for the prom. This necessitated 
a jump in the ticket price to eight 
dollars. A great many juniors 
felt that this was too much money 
and the class split in two fac- 
tions — the Sammy Kaye backers 
on one side and the anti-Kayes in 
a noisy minority on the other. 
The Heights maintained a digni- 
fied editorial neutrality through 
it all but the Sodality's weekly 
mimeographed organ, "The King's 
Herald," came right out and de- 
clared that eight dollars was out- 

In the end, it all turned out 
agreeably. Everybody went to 
the prom and decided, as they do 
every year, that it was the best 
prom in history and that Sammy 
Kaye had the best orchestra in 
history. As a matter of fact, the 
music was good. Most of the na- 
tionally-known bands use local 
union musicians for their Statler 
prom bookings but Kaye actually 
brought his own men this time. 
A good time was had by all but 
nothing particularly sensational 
happened during the evening. 
Gilda Grey wasn't invited, as 
was fhe case with the sopohomore 
prom in 1932. The May setting 
prevented a recurrence of the 
snow ball battle which broke up 
the junior prom in 1933. Perhaps 
the younger generation is losing 
its color. 

The rest of the events of Junior 
Week were up to the usual stand- 
ard, though. Joe Cronin and Bill 
Cunningham spoke at the smoker, 
and everybody was late for the 
tea dance. The Junior Pictorial 
established a record by appearing 
only one day behind schedule. 
"All characters in this magazine 
are fictitious," it said. "Any sim- 
ilarity to any person living or 
dead will be resented by the staff. 

The Pic featured a Sam Gold- 
wyn musical extravaganza with a 
Boston College background, writ- 
ten by George Devlin, the campus 
correspondent for the Herald- 
Traveler. Sample scene: 

(A philosophy lecture room 

The Rev. Friary O'Connor Coyne, 
S. J., is lecturing about contra- 
dictories. All eyes are fixed upon 
him. Some are actually listen- 

The Rev. F. O. Cl, S. J.,— Now 
if I said all men are white and 
suddenly the door opened and 
Peter shoved his head in and said, 
"I'm Peter and I'm black," that 
would throw out my statement 
that all men are white. Mr. 
Dunce, give me another example 
of a contradictory 

D. D. — All girls are trouble. 

(Quickly the door swings open 
and Guinivere Heavenlyeyes 
stands in the doorway. She 

I'm a girl and I'm no trou- 

(The scene is set for the big hit 
song number of the year, "I'm No 
Trouble," sung by Miss Heavenly- 
eyes. A stream of chorus girls 
follows her into the room. The 
class arises and forms a male 
chorus. Eddie Guthrie's orches- 
tra crawls out of the Rev. F. O. 
C, S. J.,'s notebook. Guinivere 

I'm just a little girl from Em- 
The pride, the hope, the joy of 

Uncle Samuel, 
My biggest thrill's to climb the 

hill to B. C. 
Where the search for perfect 
manhood is so easy. 

But I'm no trouble 

Chorus — She's no trouble. 

Guin — I'm no trouble. 

Chorus — Hideho. 

Guin — I'm no trouble. 

The Chorus, Guin, Class and 
Everybody — She's no trouble at 
all. (As the soug reaches its 
finale, the class lines up and one 
by one dives out the window). 

The other student publications 
also had their fun during the past 
few months. When Andy O'Brien 
of Milton succeeded Bob Calla- 
han as editor of the Heights be- 
fore the Easter vacation, the col- 
lege newspaper came out with a 
front page story, announcing that 
(Continued on page 19, col. 1) 





A r o. i in a series of pictorial studies 

of Boston College's famous buildings 

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(Continued from page 14) 

River Valley. It is called the 
Switzerland of America but it 
seems more appropriate to say 
that the most magnificent part of 
the Alps is the Banff of Europe. 

A drive around the snowy 
peaks and across the Continental 
Divide will bring you to Lake 
Louise. There nature has built 
you an ice water mirrow to re- 
flect a powder white backdrop 
that she hangs from halfway up 
in the sky. If you care to press 
onward up toward the Yukon and 
away from civilization, the abso- 
lutely emerald water of Emerald 
Lake will startle you, and the 
feathery charm of Whiskey Jack 
and Yoho Falls will make you 
think of Niagara as a symbol of 
mass production. 

The trip back to the United 
States will bring you through 
Kootenai Park and the corkserew- 
iest road on the continent. A 
descent of nine thousand feet 
takes place in the shortest space 
possible and you will start with 
the Columbia River from Canal 
Flats in the valley of the Rocky 
Range on the east, and the Coast 
Range on the west, down through 
the fertile wheat fields of British 
Columbia into the State of Wash- 
ington. If you stay with the river 
as far as the Oregon Trail it will 
be possible to pass through the 
center of Oregon and to see the 
state with the prettiest natural 
scenery of all the forty-eight. A 
surprise is in store for you at 
Crater Lake. The publicity men 
have missed this place but the 
tourist must not. There on the 
top of an extinct volcano, many 
thousand feet above the level of 
the sea, lies a body of shimmer- 
ing blue, whose blueness changes 
with the hours and deepens with 
the sun. It is the cobalt center 
of a white-rimmed, shallow saucer 
that represents a mountain range 
not yet fully discovered. 

Then out you must go to the 
Coast and see California and the 
Pacific for the first time and to- 
gether. There is the top of the 
Redwood Empire and you will 
drive under a forest of trees the 
height of which seems to be nearly 
as great as the Customs House 

tower and through whose lofty 
branches the sun spotlights its 
rays. Skirt along the coastline 
for a hundred miles and have 
frequent glimpses o'f the ocean 
but turn off to visit the last ac- 
tive volcano in the United States. 
Climb to its top and put your 
hands on its hot rocks and see 
the steam coming out of its As- 
sures. See the path the lava fol- 
lowed the last time Mount Lassen 
became restless. 

Come down to San Francisco, 
the cosmopolitan charmer by the 
side of the Golden Gate, with her 
seveu hills rising up from the wa- 
ter front and her two great 
bridges that connect her with the 
mainland of the United States. 
See, too, the great new island 
that she has built in the middle of 
the bay to house the World's 
Fair, to which you are all invited. 

Go southeast to Yosemite Na- 
tional Park and see water cascad- 
ing from heights that are new to 
all of you. For example, the 
height of the upper Yosemite 
Falls is fourteen hundred and 
thirty feet and the lower falls, 
just beneath, three hundred and 
twenty feet. If you have the good 
fortune to be in the park at the 
time of the full moon you will be 
treated to the rare sight of a 
moon rainbow over lower Yosem- 
ite Falls. Water comes over the 
Bridal Veil from a height of six 
hundred and twenty feet and Ne- 
vada Falls is five hundred and 
ninety-four feet. Three thousand 
feet straight up from the floor of 
the valley is Glacier Point and 
here the rangers build a log fire 
and every night at ten o'clock 
push it over the edge, and thereby 
create the actual appearance of a 
Fire Fall. 

Nearby is the Mariposa Grove 
of Big Trees. These are said to 
be older than the pyramids of 
Egypt and are thereby the world's 
oldest and largest living things. 
Here you will find the Wawona, 
more than thirty-five feet in di- 
ameter and it is the custom to 
drive your car right through the 
opening that has been cut in the 
center of the trunk. A few years 
ago the towering giant called the 
Massachusetts Tree fell to the 
ground and there it is permitted 

reverently to lie. Every son of 
Massachusetts is expected to go 
up the specially built staircase to 
its top and then to walk its full 

Southern California has little 
to offer unless you care to study 
oil wells or orange groves. The 
beaches and the homes do not 
compare favorably with those of 
the North Atlantic. And the 
making of the movies will remind 
you of the Little Theatre, done on 
a more lavish scale by people who 
take themselves quite seriously 

Nature's next wonder may be 
found in Utah. Zion National 
Park has been kept hidden from 
the knowledge of the majority of 
American people. Here there is 
relief from our ordinary colorless 
earth. The movie-minded would 
say the Park is done in Techni- 
color. For the cliffs here are 
done in red streaked with white, 
or blue streaked with red and 
white, and there are mountainous 
rock monuments like the one 
called the Great White Throne, 
and there is a tunnel cut inside a 
mountain, with windows opening 
at intervals so that one may have 
glimpses of the stupendous red 
and white gorge rising three thou- 
sand feet from the floor of the 
canyon. If you happen to be in 
this park immediately after a 
rainstorm you will see a river- 
colored blood-red carrying away 
the silt washed from the rocks. 

Just below this we have the 
Bryce Canyon National Park, 
blessed with all the colors that 
you have just seen but dressed up 
in addition with stalagmites and 
stalactites, and out beyond this is 
the Cedar Breaks National Monu- 
ment where a Pink Cliff forma- 
tion came about through erosion, 
and in this neighborhood are 
blended all the colors of the spec- 

Down to the south in the state 
of Arizona we approach the Col- 
orado River and the Grand Can- 
yon National Park. There it is 
possible to look down, and if you 
are so inclined, descend, into this 
canyon of more than eight thou- 
sand feet and see at close range 
its magnificent colorings. 

If you have time and would like 
(Continued on page 18, col. 2) 



Wi)t Cbftor'* Mail J3ox 

The Editor 
Alumni News 

John Anthony Brewin died in Everett, 
Mass. in the early part of March. His demise 
removed from a large circle of friends and 
acquaintances, one, whose presence will be 
missed. A large portion of the population 
of the city of his adoption will mourn him. as 
lost to them, with his unusual skill as a 
physician, combined with qualities of _ heart 
and mind, which ennobled his work in his 
chosen profession. 

John was a product of the older B. C. He 
accepted the "Ratio Studiorum'' for its rec- 
ognized value, and throughout his career as 
a student, and as a physician, reflected in 
his conduct the solid formative power of that 
unsurpassed Educational Document. Once 
attached to a Standard, to which in life, he 
was to remain loyal, he began to display his 
native capacities as an organizer and pro- 
moter of athletic endeavor. His efforts^ la- 
bors, and constructive work, were long since 
indelibly written into the "Athletic History" 
of his Alma Mater. His student days were 
busy ones. Assiduous in his studies, he 
found time to express concretely his belief, 
that the Maroon and Gold could be made to 
fly at the top of the "Pinnacle of Success." 

In this John was one of the pioneers, who, 
in the face of stolid official conservatism, and 
apathetic public interest, discovered and de- 
veloped material, which sent the fame of 
Alma Mater soaring on the "Wings of 
Success. " Modest and unobtrusive he 
could buck the line of resistance, and led 
his associates into those larger fields, 
wherein competition faded before prowess. 

"Doc" as we knew him on the first occa- 
sion when he brought his cheerful counte- 
nance to the James Street building, remained 
until the end, "Doc" Brewin. His loyal work 
for "Old B. C." should commend him to the 
prayers of the men of the "New B. (V 

J. D. Russell, '98. 

The Editor, 
Alumni News, 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 
Dear Sir: 

We of Boston College suffered an irrepar- 
able loss when William V. McKenney, Class 
of 1915, passed to his eternal reward on 
March 19, 1938. Yesterday, he was with us 
and today he should be more than a memory 
to us because of the sacrifices he made to 
serve the humble as well as the great. 

May we keep his memory green, alive, and 
full! Humble and unassuming though he 
was, Bill McKenney 's ability was recognized 
and Boston College awarded him the first 
medal given for outstanding contributions 
to Alma Mater. 

His pen and his deeds bespoke the 'man. 
His talents were such that his name might 
well be emblazoned forth, but his personality 
requested the quieter life behind the scenes. 
The gift that made past history live, bright 
humor grow, and clever caricutures develop 
was Bill's. The sketches, originated and 
produced by him, enlightened and enliv- 
ened those fortunate enough to be present 
at such humorous, satirical, yes, and in- 
spirational entertainment. 

"Bill" McKenney was a "singer of songs,*' 
but he was strangely silent when it came 
to his own accomplishments. A devoted son 
and brother, an outstanding teacher who 
could find a spark in the most unfortunate 
youth. His exceptional flare for dramatiza- 
tion was but a small part of his life. 

He helped wherever need was apparent 
and gave unsparingly of himself. . To list 
his many kindnesses would not be his wish. 
Rather let those to whom he gave support 
by word and deed pass on the needed aid 
to others. The seed thus planted by this 
Christian gentleman of Alma Mater will 
continue to bear fruit abundantly. 
Sincerely yours, 
William H. Ohrenberger, '27. 

The Editor, 
Alumni News, 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Each year the announcement of Alumni 
Day festivities creates for me, Mr. Editor, 
and I think for many of my fellow alumni 
a rather acute and, I must admit, a rather 
commonplace problem. I say a common- 
place problem, because it is in a somewhat 
apologetic vein that I write you of it, know- 
ing of the more substantial and worthwhile 
material that is submitted to you for pub- 
Ication. But because I feel that it is a 
question that a large number of my brother 
grads, who desire to return to the College 
for Alumni Day, ask themselves annually, 
I am setting aside my first feelings of re- 
luctance to discuss the matter with you. 

How I ask myself can I arrange my busi- 
ness affairs so as to take Monday afternoon 
off to attend our annual reunion. What 
will be the attitude of "the boss" (and you 
know so many of us are still blessed with 
such things) when I speak to him about 
taking an afternoon off at the beginning of 
the week In the broader sense, I am ask- 
ing, why have Alumni Day on a Monday, 
the first day of the working week, when 
Saturday would be so much more conven- 
ient for many of us. 

Those of the alumni who are of the pro- 
fessions have not "the boss" problem with 
which to contend. In its place, however, I 
suppose our brothers of the legal fraternity 
have their Mondays with full court calen- 
dars. Our medical friends have their 
"hours" and those of the cloth have duties 
proper to their sacred calling. All, I feel, 
(barring, of course, certain unusual situa- 
tions) would find Saturday a more conven- 
ient day than Monday. 

Another group, whom in the past we have 
been so inclined to overlook, is the out of 
town and even out of state folks. Annually 
larger^ numbers of our graduates are set- 
tling in communities distant from Boston. 
Many of them (who, incidentally, are also 
unable to attend class and club reunions) 
would welcome an opportunity to return for 
Alumni Day. 

And we must not overlook the athletic side 
of my brief. The annual attendance at the 
Fordham game on Patriot's Day, I believe, 
is by far the biggest crowd that attends 
any baseball game during the year. Pos- 
sibly a few more admissions might not be 
unwelcome additions to the coffers of the 
A. A. and I feel that the Saturday crowd 
would not fail to attract many more fans 
than a Monday game. Brothers Quinn and 
Yawkey would probably bear me out in 

All, I realize, cannot be satisfied under 
either arrangement. I feel, strongly, how- 
ever, that the greater good of the greater 
number demands that Alumni Day be moved 
up to Saturday. 

I would be interested to know what my 
fellow alumni think about this suggestion. 
An Interested Alumnus. 


(Continued from page 17) 
to see these same colorings pro- 
duced underground, take yourself 
down into El Paso, Texas, at the 
Mexican Border, and start out 
from there to visit the Carlsbad 
Caverns in New Mexico. There 
at a depth of more than 7,000 feet 
you can wander through caves 
where the stalagmites and stalac- 
tites are still growing and the 
fantastic shapes and colorings 
will make you think you are hand 
in hand with Snow White on her 
trip to the home of the Dwarfs. 
There in the vast amphitheatre, 
with the lights turned out and in 
a darkness that cannot be dupli- 

cated above the earth, you will 
hear sung for you by a choir of 
rangers from the remote part of 
the caves the dramatic and touch- 
ing "Rock of Ages." 

By all means stop in to see ro- 
mantic old Louisiana and the 
crooked twistings of the Missis- 
sippi. See with the eyes of Long- 
fellow the new Arcady, 
"Bending is the land, with its 
prairies and forests of fruit- 
Under the feet a garden of floiv- 
ers, and the Muest of heavens 
Bending above, and resting its 
dome on the toalls of the for- 
They who dwell there have named 
it the Eden of Louisiana!" 
New Orleans is the city dif- 
ferent from all others. Ancient 
houses with flligreed balconies, 
narrow streets branching off a 
grand concourse, oak trees ac- 
tually "bearded with moss and in 
garments green." But then you 
are back in the East — on your 
way back over the Dedham Road. 
Besides, it probably wouldn't be 
politic to dwell on what a bar- 
gain the government was once 
able to get for the very small 
amount of fifteen million dollars. 
It really is my sincere wish 
that many of you will venture — 
out the Dedham Road. 

James M. Connolly, '33, has been pro- 
moted to Sales Representative in Western 
Massachusetts by Twentieth Century Fox 
Film Corporation. 

Lt. John F. Dobbyn, '33, U. S. M. C. is 
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''Communism and subsersive 
propaganda had been removed 
from University Heights journal- 
ism." The new staff solemnly ex- 
plained how Red their predeces- 
sors had been in a sneaky way 
and assured their readers that 
"there would be no more of that 
stuff from now on." 

The Sub Turri secured Fred 
Allen and Bing Crosby as pat- 
rons, and the Stylus wound up a 
successful year regretting that 
its articles had been so light and 
popular and promising more 
thought-provoking material in the 

One of the spring highlights, 
indidentally, was the 75th anni- 
versary number of the Stylus 
which consisted exclusively of re- 
prints of the best pieces written 
for that literary magazine in the 
last 50 years. The names of 
Frederick Gillis, Myles Connolly, 
George McKinnon, Felix Doherty, 
Glynn Fraser, Joseph G. Bren- 
nan, Victor Newton, George 
Odenwald, and Tom Harty were 
among those present on the table 
of contents. The editors took 
pains to explain that Brennan's 
essay "Why Dance?" appeared in 
the 1933 Stylus under the 
pseudonym "Mehevi O'Rioner" 
but they attributed another prose 
masterpiece to "Nicholas Jay," 
without even suspecting that the 
real author could have been a per- 
son named Nick Wells. 

The presentation of the ancient 
Greek drama "Antigone" on 
Alumni Field will be an interest- 
ing venture. The directors were 
forced to hold rehearsals in strict 
privacy after the first few weeks. 
The sight of several clumsy jun- 
iors swinging through the ca- 
dences of a Greek chorus at- 
tracted dozens of uninvited spec- 
tators to the rear of the library 
auditorium and there were too 
many opportunities for witty re- 
marks. The One Act Play Shop, 
a new organization established 
last year, bloomed with a produc- 
tion of short dramas by two sen- 
iors, Bronis Tubelis and John 
Galway, during Junior Week and 
offered Padriac Pearse's "The 
Singer" under the direction of 

Dean Maxwell at the Class of 
1938's Father's Day. 

John P. Gately, Jr., president 
of the graduating class, an- 
nounced the appointment of Ed- 
ward Toomey of Cambridge as 
chairman of the Commencement 
Week exercises. Toomey then 
announced that Tony DiNatale 
will have charge of Alumni Day, 
June 6, in his best quarterback- 
ing fashion. Billy Mahoney of 
South Boston w 11 be chairman 
of the senior spread; William F. 
Donovan of Cambridge, the chair- 
man of the class night dance and 
Vincent Shamirian of Boston, 
chairman of the commencement 
ball which will take place at the 
Woodland Country Club on the 
evening of June 8, after the fel- 
lows get their hands on the 

The students felt that it was a 
fairly successful spring, athletic- 
ally speaking. The baseball team 
is acting strangely. Frank Mc- 
Crehan's two senior southpaws, 
Charlie O'Hara and Muggsey 
Kelly, haven't been doing so well 
but they may improve before the 
Holy Cross series. The best pitch- 
ing has been turned in by the 
three righthanders, Sig Somy, 
George Fallon and Walter Lapei- 
sha, and Joe Home, Brad Mar- 
tin and Tom Palumbo are hitting 
well. It is generally agreed 
around the rotunda that the boys 
are quite capable of taking three 
straight from the Cross and are 
equally capable of losing three 
straight in a grand manner. 
Everybody was pleased with the 
clean sweep of the Boston Uni- 
versity series, though. It made 
up for that bad afternoon in Fen- 
way Park last November. 

Although he was beaten by 
Huck Quinn again in the quad 
meet, Dick Gill is in good shape 
and Frank Zeimetz is sprintng 
in his English High form for the 
first time in two years. Gil Do- 
bie said that he was well pleased 
with the spring football practice. 
He had all the freshmen up on 
his first team during the five-week 
drill. When practice begins 
again in September, one or two 
good ones will remain there and 
the rest will be dropped immedi- 
ately, with deflated egos, to the 
fourth string. The old Dobie 

Johnny Mackin, the well 
dressed young graduate who 
serves as the Number One Ma- 
roon and Gold athletic rooter, 
didn't miss a single afternoon at 
the practice gridiron and claims 
that Charley O'Rourke, the tal- 
ented but light freshman back 
from Maiden, will survive the 
September switches and then 
some. O'Rourke, from all reports, 
has everything. Lou Montgom- 
ery is running well but his block- 
ing is not up to par. 

Frank Jones and Billy Fraser 
had another falling out. Billy 
didn't mind Jones stealing his 
felt skull cap and selling it to a 
garage man in Brighton for five 
dollars but he says that he won't 
stand by peaceably and let the 
Neponset osteopath filch five hun- 
dred dollars from the freshman 
promenade gate receipts. 

"That crook," Fraser says, bit- 
terly. "He's always up to some- 

When you stop to consider 
everything, it has been quite a 


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ing, being a business and done in 
a business manner just as prac- 
tically as business — even to 9 to 
5 hours — can be accomplished in 
such units by organized meeting 
and discussion and practice. I 
believe a practical suggestion 
would be to have the present col- 
lege Writers' Club (or their 
equivalents) given additional ed- 
ucation (through visiting lectur- 
ers, et al.) for the parish organi- 
zation of leisure-time and inter- 

Until we do initiate such Cath- 
olic activity, the episode of the 
opening of this article will be re- 
peated indefinitely, unchecked. 
Besides the education and protec- 
tion of Catholics, there is the 
need also of education of non- 
Catholics to Catholic faith and 
morals, not as religion, but as a 
motivating, guiding, powerful 
mode of life. This can be ex- 
pressed best through the written 
and acted and "seen" work — each 
time the result of the applied in- 
telligence of the individual. 
Which means each of us should 
help in whatever way we can. 


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Arrangements have been made 
for the alumni to have Mass and 
a General Communion on Alumni 
Field, on Sunday, June 6, at 10 
a. m. 

Very Rev. William J. McGarry, 
S.J., president of the College, will 
celebrate the Mass and preach the 
sermon. His Eminence, William 
Cardinal O'Connell, '81, has been 
invited to attend the Mass. 

Immediately after Mass a Com- 
munion Breakfast will be served 
to which all the alumni are in- 
vited as guests of the Associa- 

In the event of rain the Mass 
will be celebrated in the Tower 

It is earnestly hoped that every 
alumnus will be present on this 
occasion to renew his profession 
of faith and reaffirm his loyalty 
to Alma Mater in the offering of 
this spiritual banquet. 

Thomas F. Scanlon, '20, is 
chairman of the committee in 
charge of this event. He is as- 
sisted by William J. O' Sullivan, 
'14; James L. Duffy, '16; Thomas 
F. Gatelv, '20 ; J. Robert Brawlev, 
'20; Henry J. Smith, '22; W. 
Arthur Reillv, '25, and Raymond 
F. Scott, '26! 

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The long anticipated Boston College 
Song Book, containing all the favorite 
B. C. airs, as well as the Alma Mater 
song of Holy Cross, Georgetown and 
Fordham, is now on sale. The book 
contains thirty-eight pages of music 
and is handsomely hound in maroon , 
and gold. It can be obtained at your , 
music store, the B. C. Bookstore, or 
at the publishers, McLaughlin & ' 
Reilly Co., 100 Boylston Street, Bos- 
ton. The price is $1.00 per copy. 

The Alumni Glee Club will hold its second 
annual banquet at the University Club on 
June 12. During the past year the Club 
has increased its membership to more 
than twenty-five and has sung eighteen 
concerts. Twelve members of the class of 
1938, now members of the College Glee 
Club have expressed their intentions of 
joining the Aumni Club next year. Club 
members had a real treat recently when 
they heard the records which they had 
made at the Alumni Convocation, Febr- 
uary 22. 

Any alumnus who likes to sing is invited 
to join the Glee Club. Signify your desire 
by notifying the Alumni Secretary. 

Francis J. Facey, '18, is convalescing at 
home, after undergoing an operation at St. 
Elizabeth's Hospital. 


Rev. James L. Davey, 16 

Died December 16, 1937 

Theodore S. Gillespie, Ex '16 

Died December, 1937 

Lawrence B. Gregory, '27 

Died December 26, 1937 

Daniel J. Murphy, '04 

Died February 21, 1938 

John J. Quirk, '14 

Died March 1, 1938 

Dr. John A. Brewin, '98 

Died March 7, 1938 

William V. McKenney, '15 

Died March 19, 1938 

Francis A. Iarrabino, '36 

Died March, 1938 
William B. Flynn, Ex '13 

Died April, 193S 
Dr. Charles H. Winn, '85 

Died May 10, 1938 

Cornelius S. Corkery, '83 

Died May 14, 1938 

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down on the foul stuff and liked 
it. That is, perhaps, a strong 
symbol. But it is a true one. 

I do not mean to imply that a 
writer may portray only the 
higher, spiritual things of life. He 
may, and he must portray vice as 
well as virtue. He must take into 
account the physical as well as 
the spiritual aspects of human 
love. But he may not portray 
vice as if it were virtue. And he 
may not deny the existence of the 
spiritual aspect of love just be- 
cause he does not see it. It may 
be that such a writer lacks that 
spiritual insight which is an es- 
sential characteristic of all true 
writers who choose to treat as 
their theme man and his actions. 

Take Shakespeare, for instance. 
In his dramatization of the pas- 
sionate love of two young people 
in "Romeo and Juliet" he does 
not give us merely the physical 
aspect of their love, though he 
describes it vividly. But he never 
loses sight of its spiritual signifi- 
cance. In the end he has not given 
us a dramatized glorification of 
emancipated, flaming youth. He 
has portrayed for us the devastat- 
ing consequences of a great and 
pure passion when it passes the 
bounds God has fixed for it. The 
last two lines of the play tell us 

"For never was a story of more 
Then this of Juliet and her 

In matters of literature and 
reading, as in other matters, we 
must not, as Catholics, adopt the 
principles of false-tolerance and 
broadmindedness round about us. 

There was a day when the prin- 
ciples I have been speaking of, 
guided those outside the Church 
as well as those within it. 

You recall the words of the 
Father of Our Country in his ad- 
dress to Congress in 1789. On 
that occasion he declared that 
two indispensable supports of the 
Commonwealth are religion and 
morality And he stated that it 
would be futile for anyone to at- 
tempt to destroy either of these 
two pillars and at the same time 
to claim to be true to the ideals 

of our country. That is as true 
of a non-Catholic as it is of a 
Catholic. It is as true of a Jew 
as it is of a Gentile. If I may 
borrow a figure from that great 
negro educator, Booker T. Wash- 
ington, by reason of race or reli- 
gion we are in some things as 
separate as the fingers. But in 
all that pertains to the common 
good of our country we are as 
one as the hand. Quite clearly it 
pertains to the common good of 
our country that we who are its 
citizens should have a right un- 
derstanding of the difference be- 
tween liberty and license where 
Realism is concerned and be- 
tween frankness and indecency 
where there is question of the ex- 
pression of this Realism. For, 
excess in these matters is certain 
to prove the hidden dry-rot that 
in time must weaken even if it 
does not destroy two of the in- 
dispensable props of our country. 
And no man who claims to be a 
true American, much less a true 
Catholic, can stand by indifferent, 
to the issue. 

Before I sit down, may I say 
just a word of appreciation for 
the privilege that has been mine 
during the past week and this 
morning. It is a dull teacher who 
at the end of the year has not 
learned more than he has taught. 
And I would be dull indeed if 
during the past seven days I had 
not learned more than I have 
taught, from your manifestation 
of faith and devotion — a faith 
and a devotion that are the hope 
of our country, of our Church, 
and of your own soul's salvation. 
Sometimes in your prayers per- 
haps you will give me a remem- 
brance "Lest perhaps," as St. 
Paul says, "when I have preached 
to others, I mvself should become 
a castaway." '(1 Cor. IX, 27). 

John F. O'Connell, '27, has been appointed 
chief investigator by District Attorney 
Dewey of New York. 

Rev. Peter P. Tuohy, '33, was ordained to 
the priesthood in Rome on March 19th. 

Rev. Matthew Duggan, '13, has been ap- 
pointed pastor of St. Raphael's Parish, West 

Rev. Leo K. Ryan, '34, was ordained in 
Manchester, N. H. on April 2nd. 

John S. Keohane, '14. announced the 
arrival of Lawrence Joseph on March 17th. 
This was John's ninth child and put him at 
the head of the Class. However, runner-up 
Fred Do vie announced the arrival of his 
ninth child on March 26th. John Mahoney, 
'14, is the proud father of eight. 


By Leo C. Landry, '39 

Not for the ages, were these 
towers built, 

Not that they should long out- 
last the piercing rain, 

And lances of the wind. 

The rock shall splinter, the 

spires shake, 
And fall in the grey dust of 

But we are what the builders 

From the bright perspective of 

the mind. 

We are her sons. 

Sired by these towers, and bred 

in these grey walls, 
Strong-ribbed as the arches in 

the deep-beamed Halls; 
So bound to her, that all we are. 
And all that we shall ever be. 
Brings praise or degradation to 

her name. 

We live! 

This steel and stone cannot. 

They only can endure, 

Stolid, silent and secure. 

But we are the blood, the living 

The throbbing heart. 
And these towers and spires of 

stone and steel 
Live in the strength of man. 

We are her sons. 

And down the silver of her 

The silver trumpets call 

Imperious and clear, 

The sound of coming genera- 

That shall fill the empty seat, 
the vacant hall, 

To live with us, triumphant, 

In the sweet fruition of the 
builders' dream. 

Lt. James T. Moynihan, '31, was married 
to the former Jessie Lipscomb Baldwin in 
Pensacola, Fla. on February 26th. 

Rev. Neil J. Hurley, '14, recently assumed 
his duties as assistant pastor of Sacred 
Heart Parish, Maiden. 

While on the subject of the Class of 1914, 
we might mention that present indications 
are they will be the first class to be repre- 
sented in the Aumni Jubilee Fund with 100 
percent of their members contributing. 




The Football team completed 
four weeks of spring practice 
April 14th when classes closed for 
the Easter vacation. Coach Dobie 
assisted by Ted Galligan, Oscoe 
Oilman and Bill Kelleher gave 
the candidates an intensive work- 
out and at its conclusion ex- 
pressed themselves as pleased at 
the prospects for the fall. 

While the schedule to be faced 
is a hard one the feeling is that 
we shall come back in September 
much better prepared than a year 
ago. There is greater depth to 
the material at hand and the 
spirit of the squad seems to be 
very high. 

While we lose many good men 
by graduation it looks now as if 
the 1941 eleven will more than 
fill these gaps and barring in- 
juries, such as we suffered a year 
ago, the season's record should be 
considerably better. 

From the manner in which the 
men were assigned by Coach Do- 
bie during the scrimmages it 
would appear that the most prom- 
ising of the candidates are from 
the incoming sophomore class. 
During most of the practice pe- 
riod the first and second elevens 
were made up mainly from this 
group and most of them showed 
up very well. However as the 
coach had not had a chance to 
see these fellows before, he prob- 
ably kept them in there to get a 
good line on their abilities before 


There is no doubt, however, 
that a lot depends on what the 
1941 men can bring up to the 
varsity and if they can make the 

grade this year the team will go 

It looks now as if Joe Zabilski 
at full, Big John Yauchoes at 
right tackle, Gene Goudreault at 
right end, Chet Gladchuck at cen- 
tre, Leo Strumski at left tackle 
and Charlie O'Rourke, Lou Mont- 
gomery and Henry Tocylowski 
would all see plenty of action 
during the season. 

This does not mean that men 
like Captain Bill Flynn, Dan Mc- 
Fadden and Henry Woronicz at 
end, John Connoly, Frank Con- 
nolly and Bill Griffin at tackle, 
Ernie Schwortzer and Leo Rear- 
don at guard, Ralph Worth and 
Leo Logue at centre, and backs 
such as Pete Cignetti, Fella Gin- 
toff, Al Horsfall, Ira Jevelikian, 
Vito Ananis and Andy Bismark 
are to be relegated to the side- 
lines without a struggle but it 
shows that we will have men 
ready to step into the places and 
carry on without a letdown. 

Canisius College of Buffalo, 
coached by William (Hiker) Joy, 
a graduate of Holy Cross and a 
former assistant to Major Frank 
Cavanaugh at Fordham is taking 
the place on the schedule left 
open by the change of manage- 
ment at Centre College which pre- 
vented this team from returning 
to the Heights on September 24th. 

So when the well-known frost 
returns to the proverbial pump- 
kin and you begin to lose patience 
with the official timekeeper, who 
promised to return that hour of 
sleep you lost last spring for the 
cause of daylight saving, then get 
out the old season ticket that yon 
bought way back in July, 1938, 
and come up and watch the boys 


When Wright of Boston Uni- 
versity flied out to Tash Goode 
for the final putout of the second 
B. IT. tilt the record of the Boston 
College baseball team, under 
Coach Frank McCrehan, '25, 
stood at nine wins and three de- 
feats, an average of .750 which is 
fair playing in any league. After 
copping a close game with Brown 
in the opener the boys fell apart 
against Fordham and left the 
field chagrined (12 to 0). Except 
for a slight lapse (even the Yan- 
kees aren't perfect) against 
Northeastern and Tufts the squad 
has played heads-up ball and has 
come through in winning fashion. 
The next week-end will see the 
squad down among the New York- 
ers where they engage Long 
Island, Villanova and Fordham 
on successive days. Playing the 
brand of ball they have displayed 
in the more recent games and be- 
coming more consistent because 
of their increased familiarity 
with one another's style, the team 
cannot fail but put on a great 
exhibition. The one real trouble 
seems to be a lack of spectators 
in the stand to cheer them on. 
Get behind the team and when 
they return give them a little sup- 
port until we sweep the annual 
series with the Cross. 

Among the recent best-sellers is "A Val- 
iant Bishop Against A Ruthless King," by 
Paul J. McCann, '30. The book, which is the 
author's first literary effort treats of Europe 
during the 16th. century, involving such fig- 
ures as St. John Fischer, Thomas More, Em- 
eror Charles V, Henry VIII, Martin Luther, 
Leo X, Clement VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Anne 
Boleyn, Francis I and Erasmus. Reviewers 
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of a man who should rank as "one of the 
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this training under Catholic aus- 
pices, for the protection and pres- 
ervation of their Faith. The wis- 
dom and reasonableness of the 
Church in her insistence on these 
points is abundantly clear to any- 
one who has dealt with young 
people and their educational 
problems. It may seem that this 
insistence is less necessary in a 
Business School than in other de- 
partments, since the courses there 
appear to have no bearing on doc- 
trinal matters. Yet experience has 
shown that it is extremely diffi- 
cult, if not altogether impossible 
for students to complete an en- 
tire curriculum, even a business 
curriculum, without some courses 
which touch on the teachings and 
principles of the Catholic creed 
and code. 

There is a further need among 
Catholic boys which is met in this 
new Business School, and that is 
the need of providing an educa- 
tion of collegiate rank for boys 
who are unprepared for or who 
have no inclination towards the 
subjects of instruction which now 
form the substance of the various 
curricula at the College. Until 
comparatively recent times, Bos- 
ton College remained, with many 
other institutions of its kind, pri- 
marily a Liberal Arts College, 
and the biilk of its graduates re- 
ceived the Bachelor of Arts de- 
gree. Some years ago, with the 
growth and progress of the Natu- 
ral Sciences, a more definite scien- 
tific training was provided, and 
larger numbers of graduates re- 
ceived the Bachelor of Science de- 
gree. Again, a few years ago, this 
degree was broadened to admit as 
major studies the newly devel- 
oped Social Sciences and History. 

While conceding that the Lib- 
eral Arts course, followed by spe- 
cialized study in financial and 
related subjects, provides the best 
equipment for a business career, 
yet it is immediately evident that 
this program is not within the 
reach of many boys desirous of 
entering business. 

The problem is not a new one. 
In fact, in the early '80s, at the 
explicit and earnest request of 
Archbishop Williams, the Col- 

lege added to its ordinary Liberal 
Arts course, another which was 
called the "English Course," 
whose aims and nature corre- 
sponded exactly with those of the 
new School of Business Adminis- 
tration. Even in those days it 
was felt that to offer no curricu- 
lum beyond that of Classics and 
the Liberal Arts, however admir- 
able this course might be in 
itself, was to force all the stu- 
dents into a sort of educational 
Procrustean bed, quite after the 
best manner of that old Sicilian 
tyrant, the classic example of reg- 
imentation and passion for uni- 

The course was started about 
1883, and was in full swing in 
1887. Its beginnings were very 
promising. The course was ex- 
cellent and the students were of a 
very high type. They were started 
in a class separate from the other 
boys of Second Rudiments, and 
the plan involved a distinct 
course carried through High 
School and College, parallel with 
the Liberal Arts course, and lead- 
ing to the degree of Bachelor of 
Science. The "Lower Classes,'' as 
they were then called, that is, the 
classes which would now be called 
High School, were the equivalent 
of the commercial courses in a 
modern High School, and the 
"Upper Classes" were the equiva- 
lent of a modem undergraduate 
business school. A large number 
of students continued through the 
College classes and were gradu- 
ated with the Bachelor of Science 
degree. Three of the teachers in 
this "English course" are well re- 
membered : Mr. Harkins, the 
brother of Bishop Harkins, Dr. 
John Cadigan, and Mr. Thomas 
Gartland, later the Headmaster 
of English High School. The 
classes were held in what is now 
the Community Refectory or din- 
ing room at Boston College High 
School, and "Oldsters" among the 
Alumni can recall how the stu- 
dents in the "English course" 
were the envy of those in the Lib- 
eral Arts course because they 
were not obliged to study Latin 
and Greek ! Apparently educa- 
tional problems are always as old 
as they are new because of the 
stubborn fact that boys are un- 
changing forever! With the rapid 

growth of the College it was later 
necessary to discontinue the 
"English course." 

Besides being planted squarely 
on the philosophy of Catholic ed- 
ucation, this new School of Busi- 
ness Administration rests solidly 
on the Jesuit conception and 
ideal of education, or, if you will, 
on the Jesuit philosophy of edu- 
cation. Education is and must 
always be what it always has- 
been, a training for life. The 
Catholic view of life, always the 
same, is an "other-worldly" view, 
and no Catholic can ever elude 
the fact that in this life he is un- 
dergoing a probation. Any other r 
view of life leaves him with an 
unsolved riddle, and any system 
which does not reckon with this 
view is incomplete and inade- 
quate, and to this extent, unsat- 
isfactory. The student must be> 
given a thorough grasp on those 
doctrines, teachings and prin- 
ciples of morality which will gov- 
ern his whole life and its actions 
later. He must be penetrated 
with the Catholic viewpoint, atti- 
tude, approach. 

But, in addition to a thorough 
grounding in morality, training; 
for life as conceived by the Jesuit 
philosophy of education also in-i 
eludes a thorough training andl 
development of the intellectual 

Education does not consist oft j 
mere instruction or the communi-i 
cation of knowledge. In fact, thei 
acquisition of knowledge, thought 
it necessarily accompanies any 
right system of education, is ai 
secondary result of education.! 
Learning is an instrument of ed-l 
ucation, not its end. 

Understanding, then, clearly thei 
purposes of education, the College! 
chooses such studies as will mosti 
effectively attain the end in view. 
Some courses, therefore, will b& 
definitely "cultural" courses, sub- 
jects which must be part of thei 
equipment of any man who callsi 
himself educated. Such studies* 
are those comprised under thei 
general heads of Philosophy, Reli- 
gion, History, Language. 

Besides a thorough grounding 
in morality and a thorough devel- 
opment of the intellectual powers, 
training for life also includes a; 
complete preparation in the tech- 


















nical subjects which equip a stu- 
dent for his chosen career. The 
College recognizes that a student 
who has not prepared along such 
lines, would be at a distinct dis- 
advantage after his graduation, 
no matter how admirably lie may 
be equipped along general and 
cultural lines. The need of a spe- 
cialized training is so clear that 
in the frenzied endeavors to meet 
it, educators have become bewil- 
dered and stampeded, and as a 
consequence the other and more 
important elements in education 
have been almost completely 
snowed under. This is one of the 
chief causes of the confusion in 
modern education. However, en- 
deavoring to maintain * balance 
amid this confusion, and retain- 
ing the other two elements in 
their proper place, the Boston 
College School of Business Ad- 
ministration also gives its proper 
place to a professional and spe- 
cialized training in business tech- 
nique. Consequently in this 
School, Boston College comple- 
ments the general and cultural 
courses with a program of stud- 
ies of a strictly technical nature, 
including such subjects as Ac- 
counting, Economics, Finance, In- 
vestment, Organization, Manage- 
ment, Taxation, Business Law, 
and other phases of business. 

The young High School gradu- 
ate, then, wishing to matriculate 
at the School of Business Admin- 
istration, will enter upon a four- 
year College curriculum which 
falls into two natural divisions. 
The first of these, namely, his 
Freshman and Sophomore years, 
will consist largely of prescribed 
courses, in which he will secure 
the necessary foundation upon 
which to base the highly special- 
ized courses of his Junior and 
Senior years. In these first two 
years, the student will acquire 
the needed cultural background 
from his studies in English, Lit- 
erature, Modern Language, His- 
tory, Government and Religion, 
while the fundamental principles 
of business will be provided by 
courses in Accounting, Business 
Organization, Finance, Economic 
Geography and the Principles of 
Economics. Towards the end of 
the Sophomore year, every candi- 
date for a degree must select, 

with the advice of his Faculty 
Adviser, one Elective Branch as a 
"Major" study or "field of concen- 
tration" to be followed during the 
last two years of his course. In 
these two years, the student will 
continue his studies in English 
Composition, Speech and Reli- 
gion; he will add the crowning 
achievmeut of the Jesuit curricu- 
lum. Scholastic Philosophy, with 
its departments of Logic, Ontol- 
ogy, Psychology, Ethics and Nat- 
ural Theology, and finally he will 
make his choice, in accordance 
with his interest and abilities, of 
some specialized field of modern 
business from major electives, 
which include Advanced Account- 
ing, Economics, Banking and Fi- 
nance, Industrial Management, 
Marketing, etc. 

To achieve these purposes. Very 
Rev. Father Rector, in this Jubi- 
lee year of Alma Mater, has ex- 
tended the ever-widening activi- 
ties of Boston College by opening 
the School of Business Adminis- 
tration, and has named as its first 
Dean the Rev. James J. Kellev, 
S.J., of the Class of 1914, and for 
some years a member of the teach- 
ing staff of the College. The new 
school will not be co-educational, 
nor will it have, for the time be- 
ing, any departments beyond the 
ordinary Day Division ; later the 
Evening Division, offering a six- 
year course, will be provided. The 
scholastic requirements for ad- 
mission are the same as those 
now in effect for the Bachelor of 
Science courses at the College of 
Arts and Sciences, while the ex- 
pense requirements for tuition 
will be the same as the tuition 
charges for the College Depart- 

ment. Any further information 
may be readily obtained from the 
recently appointed Dean of the 
new school. 

The Board of Trustees of Bos- 
ton College recently decided to 
award scholarships for the School 
of Business Administration by 
competitive examinations. The 
competitive examinations will be 
identical with the June entrance 
examinations. Only those who 
have specified their intentions of 
entering the competition in ad- 
vance will be given consideration 
in the awards. 

Boston College is convinced 
that the business world is best 
served by the young college grad- 
uate who has received this three- 
fold equipment — the moral train- 
ing so necessary for men of true 
Christian character, the cultural 
training so necessary for men of 
intelligence and refinement, the 
specialized business training so 
necessary in the intricate and 
complicated business systems of a 
modern state. The ideal business 
man, the College is persuaded, is 
the man who knows the details of 
his own business thoroughly, who 
thinks clearly and judges sound- 
ly, and who, above all, acts with 
integrity always, conscious that 
even in the rough-and-tumble and 
the give-and-take of a cold and 
merciless business world he walks 
ever before the eye of his God. If 
Boston College can give such a 
man to the world of business, this 
new school, her jubilee venture, 
will have been a success, she will 
have performed a real service to 
the boys of this archdiocese, and 
she will have deserved well of the 
Commonwealth and God's Church. 

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By TOM HARTY, '31 

Well, it's June again and we 
enter the open season on Shelley. 
It is also the time when the 
alumni come up the Lake Street 
Hill like salmon up a stream. 
Tho, there the simile ceases, as 
some of the lads have fairly in- 
telligent expressions. 

It is a treat and a good thing to 
revisit the scenes of past "orals." 
A treat, because we can wander 
in and out of classrooms once 
more without fear of running 
head On into a syllogism. And in 
wandering, recollect incidents 
from the past which are now only 
memories, but which were once a 
strain on our professors. 

And it is a good thing, because 
the passage of years causes the 
eye to jell like that lens the scien- 
tists are preparing, with which 
they will some day peek into the 
back room of the moon, so that 
the mind can look out on life 
through the telescope of time and 
see things for what they are. 

I am not trying to serve a help- 
ing of whimsy on the strength of 
that last sentence, which does 
sound as tho it got away from 
me, but in a day when all of Eu- 
rope seems to be playing pustche 
in the corner, and subversive doc- 
trines pop out of fresh mouths at 
every turn, it is then that we 
walk through our former class- 
rooms and realize that what we 
were taught there is the only way 
of living, and the only hope for 

Now, I don't suggest that you 
boys come back and sit in your 
old classrooms for a day to worry 
about things in general just be- 
cause generally things are bad. 
But I think y T ou will find, in be- 
tween the box lunches and the 
ball games, that it is a little com- 
forting to roam these halls once 
again, a little healthful to get in 
out of the wild weather of the 
world and warm those chilled 
feet a bit at the hearth of Catho- 
lic Philosophy. And if you should 
happen to have a hole in your 
sock that gentle glow will reach 
you all the sooner and warm yon 
that much more. 

Of course this analogy is a trifle 
startling, as a fast reader might 
think I am trying to establish a 

competitor for Blue-Jay. But, at 
the same time it is so clumsily 
constructed that it shouldn't be 
much trouble to look through the 
cracks, wise or otherwise, and see 
the staunch truth so recklessly 

It is also a treat and a good 
thing to say hello to the fellow 
who once sat beside you and al- 
ways had an extra cigarette. 
Although, he might be difficult to 
talk with now as it dawns, that 
since he has become a doctor, he 
is making a diagnosis while you 
are making conversalion. Theii 
again you might run into good 
old Pete Soanso, the chemistry 
shark of your era, who is now 
about the best bartender in town. 
Or little Eddie, the quiet lad, who 
now has six noisy kids and the 
same quizzical expression. All 
these good soul-stirring fruits of 
fellowship come out in June to 
hand us a laugh and a long look 
into the past, before we drift off 
again on our various paths among 
folks who have no part in these 
things, nor the inclination to un- 
derstand them. 


Through the generosity of John 
A. Ecker, '23, the President of 
Boston College, has recently come 
into possession of a unique scrap- 
book containing a variety of his- 
torical material dealing with the 
early years of Alma Mater. The 
collection was compiled in stu- 
dent days by the late Reverend 
Patrick H. Callanan, '77, and was 
bequeathed by him to a relative 
of Mr. Ecker.' 

Included in the pages of this 
unusually interesting volume are 
newspaper clippings, copies of 
programs and tickets, and an 
abundance of other items reflect- 
ing the mode of college life at 
James Street in the sixties and 
seventies. Glancing at the yel- 
lowing pages, we read schedules 
of studies, rides for the conduct 
of the student body, and report 
cards written in the hand of the 
beloved Father Robert Fulton. 
We find programs of debates, of 
Shakespearean and other dra- 
matic productions staged by the 
earliest classes, of commencement 
exercises, and of the prize drill of 

the Foster Cadets, a military unit 
sponsored by the College shortly 
after the Civil War. One of the 
clippings describes the founding 
of our Alumni Association, in 

The historian of Boston College 
may profitably consult the late 
Father Callanan's carefully ed- 
ited and well preserved book of 




Many of our alumni are unac- 
quainted with the organization 
and workings of the Gradiiate 
Athletic Board. The board con- 
sists of six members, two elected 
each year, and all serving three- 
year terms. In addition, the 
president and the retiring presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association 
are members ex-officio. The Fac- 
ulty Director of Athletics and 
the Graduate Manager likewise 
participate in the deliberations 
of the board. 

Matters of schedules, guaran- 
tees, coaching, varsity and fresh- 
man awards, and other problems 
of administration are discussed 
at meetings of the board. As the 
function of the committee is 
largely advisory, the final deci- 
sion on many matters is left to 
the Rector of the College, who is 
represented by the Faculty Di- 

At board meetings the Faculty 
Director and the Graduate Man- 
ager have an opportunity to con-, 
suit a cross-section of alumni 

The board elects its own chair- 
man annually. This year the 
honor was accorded to William 
H. Ohrenberger, '27, former 
varsity tackle, and now the 
teacher-coach at Boston English 
High School. Under Chairman 
Ohrenberger, the board has con- 
tinued to be a most helpful 
agency in the conduct of athletics 
at Boston College. Other mem- 
bers of the 1937-38 board are: 
Rev. Daniel Donovan, '16; John 
Mackin, '33; Dr. Cornelius T. 
O'Connor, '20; Warren McGuirk, 
'29; Gerald F. Coughlin, '23; J. 
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